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care about you and. this is why you should care only. on her marco wins the general election but not put them enough support for her party to rule germany on its own voters word away by it will effect the newly founded euro skeptic party. russia's foreign minister says moscow is being blackmailed by the u.s. which is trying to force through grounds for military action in syria pointing out a u. turn to what's already been agreed. and nuclear thaw in iran's leader readies for the un general assembly pushing to ease economic sanctions that appear to hit the weakest part of iranian society hardest.
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watching our to live from moscow i'm lindsey france thanks for joining me on the mark all as one germany's top job again but the landslide victory is overshadowed by some tough coalition choices the conservative bloc christian democrats took forty one point five percent of the vote that's not enough to support merkel's party to rule on its own as their main rivals the social democrats led by peer steinbrück came in with twenty five point seven percent a coalition between the two will be hard to reach let's get more from artie's peter all over oh peter now it's not one hundred percent triumph for merkel then is it. well it's not she's going to have to enter into a coalition won't be the coalition she particularly wanted she would have wanted to deal with the free democrats who were partners going into this election but the free democrats didn't even get enough votes to get them one seat in the parliament so she's going to have some tough coalition negotiations on her hands moving away
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from angola merkel and looking at the election as a whole what we have seen here in germany as a shift in voter opinion away from liberal politics towards euro skeptic politics the alternative for germany party the a.f.d. were only founded seven months ago the euro skeptics didn't get past the five percent mark to get them into the stag but they have certainly announced their arrival on the german political stage now as i said the euro skeptic their anti euro they believe that the year is being kept alive artificially and they want to see failing countries like greece not be allowed to be part of the monetary union. now they took votes from just about everybody as well as unhappy with the current status quo in germany their leader saying that although they didn't get into the
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parliament they put fear into the hearts of the other parties and that they've made democracy in germany all the richer they've be looking to build on this going into the twenty fourteen parliament elections as they try to win some seats there they say they missed out this time but they'll have their eyes set on twenty fourteen so it's anglo merkel who's going to be german chancellor for a third term that will make her the longest serving female political leader in europe but some of those europeans are wondering what exactly she'll have in store for them. four more years until a merkel's election when see comparisons deal with another three term female leader on markers for the do not. merkel is a follower of margaret thatcher this is that truism two point zero mark a lesson of one similarity policies between the two is they both push privatization
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although with mrs merkel case that small finnish home but in cash strapped those in stakes. we have this obvious privatization agenda that is an essential feature of european politics it's not people and social needs that get addressed but business angela merkel supported the decision by portugal to sell off some of its publicly owned companies it's not clear sometimes whether what he is proposing for other countries she will do it itself in germany it's natural that some countries would question whether the call for privatization of countries is a way to open. the room for german companies are unaccompanied by most countries angle or merkel has convinced the german people that she's the right person for the job but across europe people are wondering what four more years of her leadership will mean for them. that if it's going to be negative that's logical she's the symbol of the recession in europe. is the worse. nothing will
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change whereas when we get more jobs and people have work then we can have growth i don't expect anything from the germans. because critics accuse her of pushing europe in the wrong direction merkel must stop merkel must be stopped as well as those wholly represent the interests of international finance markets just like under satcher parts of northern england where a lot of devastated we see the same in greece today it leads to years and employment and poor living conditions. whether she's the new lady not sick before more years of the merkel. as the world's most powerful woman these are all over germany. and as german journalist manwell oxon writer says there's not much to celebrate after the elections which have actually revealed a crisis in the country's politics we have
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a huge party nobody's talking about and this is the party of the nonvoters almost one third of the germans didn't participate at the elections we see that this so-called huge my giora t. for that cd would for angela merkel it's not any more so we when we take into account that people are so many people are not represented in our parliament and this is a sign of a crisis this is a sign of a crisis also of democracy in germany and it's time for turn the parties it is time for parties who speak out what those people think and what those people mean and they don't want to elect always let me say it like this. the less evil they want to vote for a party that they can support by their heart and so i think yes it's time for turning to politics and as for example the it or not he should or shouldn't for
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many young helen merkel has become the symbol of austerity measures with greece awaiting another dose of bailout medicine the country is preparing for a week of protests that story coming up in a few. russia's foreign minister believes that western states are undermining efforts for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in syria after weeks of diplomatic talks to avoid military action in the war torn state sergey lavrov says that the u.s. and its allies are simply looking for a pretext for a military strike on syria r.t. is going to check on as the details the u.s. says they will stop the work toward securing syria's chemical weapons if russia does not sign off on e.u. one security council resolution based on chapter seven that would allow use of force so you are upset this is not something that he and u.s. secretary of state john kerry agreed on in geneva the russian foreign minister said instead of using this agreement brokered by russia to get rid of syria's chemical
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weapons the u.s. is now trying to achieve other goals take a listen this is. american partners are starting to blackmail us they see if russia does not agree to a chip to seven resolution in the u.n. to see who will stop working with the chemical watchdog in the hague this completely counters what we agreed on with john kerry namely the chemical watchdogs decision and then a supporting resolution from the u.n. to see but without chapter seven. so you are also talked about the conflicting interpretations of the u.n. investigators report the report gave the description of substances and shells that the u.n. experts saw on the ground in syria but no indication of who used the chemicals in august twenty first attack near damascus russia says it's looking at the evidence that rebels have used sarin gas there is a report by israeli experts saying the rebels took control over the areas with chemical weapons facilities at least twice and they may have gotten hold of it it
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is also known that members of job out almost were attempted to smuggle containers with sarin gas via turkey so russia is not at all convinced that the assad government used those weapons but whatever classified evidence the u.s. says it has it has not presented it to the u.n. security council expecting the international community to take washington's word for it the russian foreign minister said the u.s. has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that decisions on global security have to be taken together take a listen. pardon's a blinded by an ideological google to remove the assad regime we want to show the big can call the shots in the middle east they're mostly concerned with proving their own supremacy and not the task that we're driven by which is to solve the syrian chemical weapons problem. so your lover offset only extremists will benefit from such a blind approach as he called it he talked about the chaos and destruction in libya
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and the walk and referring primarily to the us he said they simply choose not to talk about how it chain of their actions led to a catastrophe in that week. russia and china have repeatedly blocked security council resolutions on syria that would allow military intervention in the conflict historian and middle east expert mark allman believes there is a precedent for russia and other states to reject any potential military action in syria. remember of libya in march of two thousand and eleven the resolution was presented as a humanitarian resolution to prevent the libyan army gadhafi forces entering the city of benghazi but it was used to justify more than six months of bombing until gadhafi was overthrown and in july the british prime minister cameron said that over syria we don't want a resolution like the one on libya that would have labeled us to engage in regime change he was trying to reassure russia and china but precisely because back in march of two thousand and eleven david cameron obama president sarkozy said this
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was just a humanitarian resolution to deal with the immediate crisis in benghazi undoubtedly not just russia and china but other countries like india brazil south africa of a suspicious that a resolution which authorized force over chemical weapons could be used to justify a broader range campaign to remove the regime and install a different government protesters although i have to say i think if we look at what happened in libya the chaos that followed i would be very reluctant to predict that even if the west was able to pursue a military option in syria that it would produce a regime that most people in the west would feel comfortable with. for the latest on the syrian crisis log on to our website r.t. dot com there was a detailed look at the comments made by russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov on the situation in syria and online for all the highlights of that interview.
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mission. could you take three months for three. three. three. three. three volunteers. for your media project free media r t v dot com. welcome back you're watching our to live from moscow lindsey france iran is reaching out to world powers to revive nuclear talks sparking hopes of resolving a standoff that's dragged on for years ahead of his upcoming address to the u.n. general assembly the country's new leader hassan rouhani pledged not to seek atomic weapons demanding the west make concessions and ease painful sanctions and as
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artie's policy player reports the restrictions are hurting the most vulnerable. if the aim of sanctions is to harm the state but the real victims are ordinary regular people what small experiences shown that there's a huge wage between what ordinary people experience under sanctions and what the easy to mohamed free heidi is one such case study he's a cancer victim in iran. it is my second kemah therapy program previously each session cost approximately three hundred dollars these days it costs about seven hundred dollars it is also a challenge to get the medication because you have to go to almost every drugstore asking for them and also because the prices are way too high i get a chemist session once every two weeks and i'm a pensioner. doctors are also frustrated not only is the problem the cost of medication and getting that medication but also getting maybe close supplies its upkeep can also be a nightmare. if we have
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a problem getting high tech modern equipment to treat our cancer patients there are numerous obstacles for importing the equipment due to the sanctions in place against iran we have some equipment but it requires spare parts that we can't get anywhere a failure of any single piece or part of this equipment causes us to stop operating the entire machine history has shown that sanctions are a failure but in those few very instances where they do bring about some kind of diplomatic agreement that takes a long time merely prolonging the suffering of ordinary citizens. president rouhani and barack obama are expected to meet at the u.n. general assembly in the first face to face between an american and iranian leader in over three decades but as assistant professor at the mom said dick university mohammad house on carney says there's resistance to this thaw in both countries he warned also for some hope for the consideration with. cancer at the time but you
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won't really powerful it would be a mistake for the worst to think that you were in not for a cause for the weakness the skeptics are all for the slow food into going on washington. or not most of the mystery about the possibility of such a breakthrough and even look one community does help and more thought draws on a solution to call him their own people their own factions their own political parties that this is in the best interests of both sides so the human warmth here is common as. critics say sanctions on iran have not proven effective in achieving political ends no matter their scope or duration the restrictions are justified as being better than war but they only seem to make things worse for the people within the country's north korea has been hit by a range of economic and military restrictions by the u.s.
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over its nuclear ambitions if you look at the effects a shortage of food and medical supplies has led to severe and malnutrition pyongyang shows no sign of curbing its nuclear program syria too has been slapped with u.s. sanctions which have only aggravated the situation its economy is plagued by over two years of civil war and people are left struggling to deal with shortages of basic foods cuba is another target of u.s. sanctions the elderly and men in particular there appear to be the most affected the loss to its economy is estimated to be around six hundred ninety million dollars annually so it all of those cases it appears sanctions are hitting ordinary people hardest with little effect on the sanction states. and while the u.s. tries to rein in iran's nuclear ambitions newly uncovered documents reveal america was on the edge of an atomic disaster due to its own military the country was just one switch away from a nuclear catastrophe after its air force accidentally dropped two h.
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bombs this happened over north carolina fifty two years ago more about that on our website r.t. dot com. meanwhile in germany it's time for leader hosen and logger head to the emotion page on our website for the first route video from munich some world famous beer festival. is the troika of european lenders is now back in athens it will decide on a new bailout package aimed at healing the fragile greek economy meanwhile the country's teachers and trade union leaders have opened a week of protests promising more strikes to come and as artie's lucy catherine off reports the new installment of cash will mean even more austerity adding to public discontent. a team of international inspectors is here in athens for a fresh audit of the country's ailing finances with debt stricken greece hoping progress in reining in spending will unlock even more loans greece has been kept out of bankruptcy with two bailouts worth two hundred forty billion euros but
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revenues are falling short of expectations sparking fears that another rescue package could be needed to keep it afloat now each loan has come at a high price for ordinary people painful austerity measures have brought cuts to jobs salaries and public services and some greeks are asking what they're sticking with the euro is worth the cost instead of waiting for another bailout from europe some have suggested that leaving the currency union altogether and one such voices theater cost on a bus he's an economist and former member of parliament now i had a chance to sit down with him earlier take a look do you believe that the cycle of bailouts for greece is sustainable policy for this country. to be there they have to be fit because we really we go to google to give us money not to. meet but the big book. launch of the bust and the. bailout to this whole thing raises very huge the. guy is
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why did you go into it with evident we will never regain the strength of our economic strength to. an economic development to fight on the bloom of the list because of your view. is made. of basically fuel for strong concerts he says. he doesn't feed the not true for our economy now polls do show that a large majority of greeks do not want to quit the euro just yet who are more most people also seem to believe that the country's economy will never recover if it sticks to e.u. mandates to cut government spending enough to repay its debts reporting from athens lucie county of r t. a policeman and a migration officer have been killed in a terrorist attack in the russian republic of dagestan authorities say a suicide bomber detonated the car he was driving near
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a police station at least twelve people were injured in the explosion including civilians two are in critical condition a nearby building collapsed as a result of the blast trapping people under the rubble we're bring you more information on this as we get it. and now to our world update starting with the ongoing hostage crisis in the kenyan capital you are now seeing amateur footage showing the start of the attack on the nairobi shopping center heavy gunfire and an explosion have been heard from inside the mall where al shabaab militants are still holding several people hostage the al qaeda linked gunman are now threatening to kill the captives that's after the military announced that the siege was coming to an end with most people rescued through the standoff has now claimed sixty eight lives so far and injured more than one hundred seventy al-shabaab says the action comes in response to the presence of kenyan troops in somalia. to china now where a typhoon has killed at least twenty five people around eighty thousand have been
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moved to safety the most powerful typhoon this year has led to hundreds of flight cancellations in hong kong the city's seaport one of the world's busiest has also been closed. mexico has seen thousands strong rally as protesters flooded the streets of its capital to oppose new energy reforms president and rekey pena nieto is proposing to open up the state owned oil sector to profit sharing contracts with private firms mexico's nationalization of its oil industries become a popular symbol of sovereignty many in mexico are against any foreign or private investment in that industry. hero to some traitor to others whistleblower edward snowden has not been seen in public since russia granted him asylum two months ago to find out more about his current lifestyle r.t. interview show sophie coast spoke to one of the few men in touch with the fugitive leaker you'll be able to watch the full exclusive interview with snowden's lawyer anatoly could check in at nine thirty g.m.t.
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in the meantime here's a quick preview. this problem you know a lot of job opportunities for him and we keep receiving job offers by telephone or mail this one you know. from google are they all coming from security services or from different organizations as well. that offers come from different organizations the right even ordinary people who call and offer help as they are concerned about him settling in a new home. and we also have heads of big companies who offer him employment when you know. i would rather we think a little is there any offer in particular that was surprising gerat a no major laugh. yes we had a woman of about fifty years old who cold and offer to adopt mr snowden. how well that would take care of this predicament. yes but he's thirty so this
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procedure would be complicated but it was funny. i'll be back with the news team in about thirty minutes but next up it's kate partridge with all the latest news from the world of sports that's just ahead for you. you have to understand that snowden is wanted by a major country a superpower the us government has to give. we know that the capabilities that america has them poses a serious threat. right from the scene. of the first strike. and i think the church.
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on our reporters twitter. and instagram. may end up. on mom. hello welcome to the r t sports show on about half an hour roundup of all the best
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sporting action from russia and around the world with me kate partridge and here are the top stories. patrick heroes little messi and cristiano ronaldo score three goals each response allowed under way on madrid make impressive start to their champions league campaigns. plus high hoops russia's top basketball star under a q.b. lanka trains with the kids before returning to the n.b.a. with a new club the brooklyn nets. and perfect presents alabama stuff in a range to lead russia to gymnastics the orient next week while championships which kick off on the a limp extols birthday. but first football's biggest rivalry continued this week as leonore messi and cristiano ronaldo are both grab hat tricks in their respective opening matches of the champions league group stage messi took his tally in the tournament to an incredible sixty two goals after barcelona tranced i.x. four nil at the nou camp messes heroics came just
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a day after are now though bagged his second half hat trick in round madrid six one drubbing of galaxy in istanbul france try got caught in ben's a ma added another two while record summer signing gareth bale only came on as a second half substitute over one knows that he did that on a good person is. not one hundred percent of his condition i don't want to take areas to put him on the bridge from the beginning after sixty minutes. on merit and on the sort of day you have you played thirty minutes well. and it was also a flying start for holders by a nanny who cruised past russian champions to ascot three nil david mario and our young robin on target for the bavarian side while a whole equaliser it wasn't enough to save than it's in petersburg from losing three won at atletico madrid while elsewhere new manchester united manager david
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moyes was a happy man after wayne rooney scored twice in the four two victory over by a late accused in that old trafford the england striker had been heavily linked with a move to chelsea all summer but rediscovered his top form to become only the fourth player to record two hundred united goals. if you're going to win the champions league unity of several world class players. and you know when we would sell we came into that category so it's really important that you have as many of them as you can in your team you can see with some of the teams have gone. and we have to try and keep. and keep the ones we've already got here. well rooney could have made the differences chelsea were stunned to won by swiss champions basel he came from a goal down to snatch victory at stamford bridge but blues boss joe is a marine air says it's too early to write his side off the objective of finish. top two. in the group has to go to the next stage of the chimp as it is an
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objective that. of course is not is not is not lost far from it and is an objective that we're going to fight for. now over to ice hockey where it says moscow are yet to find consistent form under new american coach john torchy after beating two k h l powerhouses and losing at home to underdogs but fought on yan has more. floyd is. assistant coach. of stats. six three definitely the most impressive. i have.


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