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i'm going to merkel's party wins the german general election just short of an absolute majority but the country's youngest euro skeptic party pour some rain on the conservatives parade. showdown at the u.n. security council members clash over syria resolution with russia saying it's being blackmailed by the u.s. . and egyptian court decides to ban any activity by the muslim brotherhood and confiscate all its assets but it stokes fears it could lead to retaliate. by supporters of the business group.
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live from our studio center here in moscow where it's just turned eight pm this is r.t. with international news and comment going to germany's top job for the third time in a row but the seeming triumph of the chancellor's political course has come at a price the conservative block the christian democrats took forty one and a half percent of the vote and that's not enough for merkel's party to rule on their own as their main rivals the social democrats led by steinbrück came in with twenty five point seven percent. breaks down the ballots. well it was a resoundingly result for anglo merkel however now the big question is just what kind of government will she preside over 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 the democrats didn't even get enough votes to get them one seat in the parliament so
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she's going to have some tough coalition negotiations on her hands moving away 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 u.s. 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 protest votes people are 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 made democracy in germany all the richer what we achieved in this election for a new party a party which built up everything from scratch just a couple of months ago was a very strong result so we will just continue what we have started so it's angela 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 i see comparisons deal with another three female leader on markers for the do not. merkel is a follower of margaret thatcher this is that truism two point zero america lesson. one similarity policies between the two is that both push privatization although
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when mrs merkel case that's not been its home but in cash strapped eurozone states . we have this obvious privatization agenda that is an essential feature of european politics it's not people and social needs that get addressed by 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 a. room for german companies are unaccompanied by in those countries angela 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. it is going to be negative that's logical she is the symbol of the
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recession in europe. is the voice. nothing will change whereas when we get more jobs and people have work then we can have growth i don't expect anything from the germans. critics accused of pushing europe in the wrong direction merkel must stop merkel must be stopped as well as those who only represent the interests of international finance markets just like under satcher parts of northern england were 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 reset for four more years of the merkel. as the world's most powerful woman these are all over r.t. germany. meanwhile this general elections already been dubbed a public acknowledgement of merkel's many accomplishments well she's managed to
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steer germany through the economic crisis while many european leaders have failed at the same time she became a figure of hate and debt ridden e.u. countries pressing them to pay a tough price for the bailouts in terms of global politics going to merkel has been playing it low key staying away from military operations she opposed the intervention in libya back in two thousand and eleven and has ruled out a strike on syria or professor of political science at the free university of berlin hands detecting them and feels the support the euro skeptics gained in this election doesn't overshadow angela merkel success there will always be dissatisfaction on the fringes there are winners and losers but if you look at the size of the groups the winners of america's economic policies outnumber the losers by a high proportion and if that economic development continues
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that has pulled us out of the crisis after two thousand and eight after the lehman brothers bank broke down if that continues then her support will become even bigger and the euro skeptics i think have no chance in this scenario. and what i'm going to merkel is celebrating her party's win the german poll results of course quite a panic in athens where the chancellor's victory is seen as a signal for more painful austerity we've got analysis on greece's economic future coming up. but first syria is actively cooperating with the world's chemical weapons watchdog in accordance with an international deal to relinquish its toxic stockpiles but the members of the u.n. security council are having trouble agreeing on a resolution to support the disarmament process russia says it's being blackmailed by the u.s. and its allies what is going to churn explains the u.s.
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says they will stop the work toward securing syria's chemical weapons if russia does not sign our funny you when security council resolution based on chapter seven that would allow the use of force so you are upset this is not something that he and u.s. secretary of state john kerry. the russian foreign minister said instead of using this agreement brokered by russia to get rid of syria's chemical weapons the u.s. is now trying to achieve other goals take a listen. i remember compartments are starting to blackmail us to see if russia does not agree to a chip the 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 was john kerry namely the chemical watchdog decision and then a supporting resolution from the u.n. to see but without chapter seven. so you are of also talked about the conflicting interpretations of the u.n. investigators report the report gave the description of substances and shells that
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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 to control over the areas with chemical weapons facilities at least twice and they may have gotten hold of it it is also known that members job but almost for attempted to smuggle containers with syrian gas via turkey so russia is not at all convinced that the assad government used a weapons but whatever classified. as it has not presented it to the u.n. security council or expecting 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. our partners are blinded by an ideological goal to remove the assad regime we want to show the big can call the shots in the middle east you know they
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are mostly concerned with proving their own supremacy and not the task that we are driven by which is to solve the syrian chemical weapons problem. so your lover upset only extremists will benefit from such a blind approach as he called it he talked about the chaos and destruction in libya and iraq and referring primarily to the us he said they simply choose not to talk about how a chain of their actions led to a catastrophe in that week. in kenya troops stormed the shopping mall at the center of a violent hostage crisis the country's interior minister said the siege is almost over and police were now in control of all floors of the westgate complex in nairobi now these are the latest pictures from the capital there a series of explosions and sustained gunfire being heard in the area with heavy plumes of smoke rising from the shopping center at least three terrorists are
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confirmed dead and others are said to be injured the assault was launched at midday on saturday by a group of somali militants with strong al qaeda connections however multiple media reports state the british and american citizens may be among the attackers an investigation has been launched into the allegations in the country's interior minister says the brutal attack has claimed the lives of sixty two people many of them foreigners and left at least one hundred seventy injured will be keeping updated on this developing story. well the kenyan scenario could potentially repeat itself could potentially repeat itself in russia and neighboring countries well that's a stark warning from presidents putin he was speaking in sochi at this year's summit of the six nation collective security treaty organization or course want to look at a ship ski has the details on this. what the russian president did this time was basically to read to rate moscow's longstanding concern that the cough lived in syria may spill over to other countries this time the russian president was more
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specific about which countries may actually be affected by this possible spillover now some of the countries of the post soviet according to the russian president putin may see a large influx of radical islamists fighting in syria at the moment on their territory countries like to stand in the first place which shares a common border with afghanistan and also other countries which have a predominant muslim population like. and as big a stand for instance they are in danger of a spillover from the syrian conflict indeed it's no secret to anyone that many mercenaries are fighting on the side of the syrian rebels at the moment that led me to putin says that there have already been examples of militants finding themselves in other countries and the recent events in kenya in kenya are perfect example of what we can was talking about. the militant groups in syria who do not appear from finance nor will they vanish into thin air the problem of terrorists spilling
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across borders is very real could affect any of the countries we currently witnessing a terrible tragedy in kenya militants apparently came in from another country and committing a gruesome crimes there on behalf of all of us i would like to express solidarity with kenya and its people and send our condolences to the victims of this. let's hope the perpetrators punish. them so definitely there are serious concerns especially after british defense analyst firm has jane provided a report saying that at least ten thousand of one hundred thousand militants fighting on the side of the syrian opposition currently in syria are jihadists and thirty thousand more radical islamist so imagine a crowd like this fighting itself on in any other countries in the world and creating havoc there so definitely all this creates a serious concerns among russian leadership. moscow with the twenty four hours
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a day coming up working towards a nuclear thaw after a short break we'll look at how much damage the u.s. sanctions really brought to iran as the country's leader prepares to give his peacemaking speech at the u.n. general assembly day that one of the stories after the break. what are the true goals of the surveillance state since the start of the n.s.a. scandal much of the attention is focused on government agencies and deceptions and outright long and appointed officials but what about the communications service providers have made in the name of the people who voluntarily surrender their right to privacy.
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what i will only react to situations i have read the reports. from a no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say to mr kerry every car is on the docket. thank you no more weasel words. when you question and be prepared for a change when you have to. be ready for a. pretty tough speech. down the freedom to. news continues here on r.t. in egypt there's been a dramatic turn in the crackdown on islam as supporters of the president mohammed morsi a court is ruled that all activities of the muslim brotherhood and now banned and
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ordered a confiscation of its assets of course want to build true reports now from cairo. this is very significant particularly when you take it in the context of this huge escalating crackdown on the islamist group its members and that support is now this case it was filed by a leftist party earlier this year who basically said it was functioning illegally in this capacity as an ngo reports of their weapons inside its headquarters in the capital so what the court now has ruled is that by ngo. and of course its finances will be seized and of what we've expecting now is for the security the security forces to use this as a kind of carte blanche to go off to all the other mrs brotherhood figures who are already in jail the house already been round up all of the leading members of the misbehaves including its ideological leader but the who is already imprisoned strongman triple shot and even now run can file picked up in various different
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protests the missing brotherhood is technically already a banned organization it was in the one nine hundred fifty s. they filed they basically registered as an ngo in march of this year to give them a kind of legal fronts now but to go on this could basically mean that the government can do what they want with the organization who are waiting for the moment is to see how this affects that political wing the freedom and justice party which is registered under separate legislation as a political party but what this really really does is allow the government and security forces to take it one step further and possibly political party and its members which would really contradict their rhetoric which is want to include include a story conclusion they want to include the muslim brotherhood in the political part of the future of egypt if they do by the political parties. then this is going to seriously contradict us so we expect to see further protests on the horizon and possibly an escalating isolation of this already very heavy crackdown. well true there and caro will for more analysis on this let's cross live to london and talk
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to our mohamed she's a spokesperson for the british egyptians for democracy activist group so is this really then the end of the muslim brotherhood as we've known it since the two thousand and eleven revolution. well what we've seen there was very unsurprising this is what all the military coups does as soon as they take power they go and go after every single political party that was opposing them and they're the ones they actually took out of power so that's what we've seen with the muslim brotherhood this is really not just about the muslim brotherhood this is about every single political and social party as well as individuals from all backgrounds and from all political parties that oppose the military coup and this is again a politically motivated charge from the corrupted history and we've seen it before not just with the muslim brotherhood have seen it with a better day but i did it was the vice president of the interim government when he
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actually resigned in protest to the killing the killing in cold blood of the peaceful protesters now he's actually he's got a charge against him a very lawful charge of betraying national trust so this is not about the muslim brotherhood anymore it's about all the voices against the military who nevertheless the muslim brotherhood was seen as being increasingly radicalized even weapons were allegedly found in his offices the authorities had to do something did they not. what we have here is an illegitimate government we've got an illegitimate military coup with everything decided in whatever they rule is very motivated and we have to ask about the background to these things this is a witch hunt against anyone and anyone and everyone who calls for democracy this is not again about the muslim brotherhood the muslim brotherhood is a start they start with somebody but they will carry on hunting every single one
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and they actually come up with these charges and these accusations to actually justify the killing justify their arbitrary arrests and justify their politically motivated charge we've seen more than twelve thousand people peaceful egyptians arrested most of them without charge of go over two hundred women as we are speaking in custody we've got more than eighty children minors actually being taken into custody children who are simply out there voicing their rejection of the of the coup that's taken over egypt that's hijacking their dreams of democracy a better egypt today and every day since the military coup is a very dark day for the future of democracy in egypt do you think the harsh measures. implemented by the authorities will actually bring more support for as you say it's not just for the muslim brotherhood but others who have political sentiments political reasons their political views but it's the muslim brotherhood
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could have actually gained more supporters of as a result of this or is it really on its way out as a result of this crackdown. again we've got huge support for democracy in egypt the muslim brotherhood make a very small minority there about fifteen to twenty percent let's not forget that the people on the street now are egyptians from all backgrounds some of them are none parties and some of them don't even support anybody they're just there for a better or for themselves and for egypt and for for the future of the area of the whole region as well the muslim brotherhood are just used as a scapegoat for what the government the interim government is doing well that's the question that's what you're saying interim you said you said interim this is an interim government and of course the long term promise is that this is going to pave the way for a democratic process in egypt for elections so that not necessary in a time of transition for this sort of measurement to be taken. we had
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a government that was elected freely by the people for four years in power and they were taken out of power by the bullets and the tanks by a military junta through a military coup a military coup is an illegal it doesn't have any legitimacy whatsoever anything built on a military coup cannot stand what the egyptians want is their voice to be heard through the ballot box not through tanks not through of bullets not through the cold killing of peaceful protesters and what we're seeing now is that massive cations of this we've got instability on the ground we've got a very unstable economy at the moment the military junta are insisted on driving the whole country and the entire nation through a very very dark tunnel and we are very worried for the future of democracy and the future of egypt what we've seen as well today. schools of course thirty universities both private and state owned we've seen massive protests by students
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and now that this school year is starting everyone is out again on the streets saying this is not what we want for egypt we want democracy and nothing more out of mohamed spokesperson for the british egyptians for democracy activist group live in london thank you very much indeed for joining us here on r.t. thank you iran has been trying to settle the impasse over its nuclear program ahead of the nation's upcoming address to the u.n. general assembly the country's foreign minister will join the goetia oceans with the six world powers later this week the standoff has dragged on for years and now the country's new leader hassan rouhani pledged to restart peace talks in return for an easing of painful sanctions in his arteries paula slim reports the restrictions are hurting the most vulnerable. the aim of sanctions is to harm the state but the real victims are ordinary regular people what small experience has shown that there's a huge wage between what ordinary people experience under sanctions and what we eat
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to mohammad we heidi is one such case study he's a cancer victim in iran it is my second kemah fair p. 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 am a pensioner doctor is also frustrated not only is the problem the cost of medication and getting that medicaid. supplies its upkeep can also be a nightmare. if we have a problem getting high tech modern equipment to treat our cancer patients there are numerous obstacles for importing new equipment due to the sanctions in place against iran we have some equipment but it requires spare parts that we can't get anywhere
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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. for more news and updates head straight to our website here's a quick look at what we've got in store for you right now at r.t. dot com a chilled member of the notorious punk band pussy riot has gone on hunger strike against what she's calling the slave labor in her penal colony and get to the bottom of these accusations right now on the web site and also. discover how scientists could be one step away from ridding mankind of flu once and for all more about the breakthrough vaccine at all to dot com. greece's international creditors have returned to athens for the latest check up on the nation's ailing economy the side of the country that's already been bailed out
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twice will get another rescue package the groups far from being given a warm welcome by public sector workers who promised a week of massive strikes in response there's a couple of looked into the prospects of the fresh bailout. a team of international inspectors is here in athens for a fresh audit of the country's ailing finance this 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 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 whether 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 voice as theater cost on a bus he's an economist and former member of parliament now i had
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a chance to sit down with him earlier take a look do you believe that the cycle of bailouts for greece is a sustainable policy for this country. they have voted for it because we really. go to google to give us money look to. the big book. launch of the bust. and this. bailout to this whole thing raises varies the. gut is why did you go into it with evident we will never regain our strength our economic strength to be an economic development to fight on the bloom of the list because of your view. is is mate. basically full for strong countries it's own currency
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it doesn't feed the not too far in calling to me now polls do show that a large majority of greeks do not want to quit the euro just yet however more 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 lucy catherine of r.t. . i'll be back with a news team with wolf in just have a half enough and in the meantime off to the break it is crosstalk with peter divel and his guests. the macmillan family in canada has decided to defy time itself and keep their family trapped in one thousand nine hundred six sort of like new age but only for
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one year and not their whole lives so they live in one nine hundred eighty six the family forbids the use of any technology developed after the mid eighty's they want their children to experience the world they grew up in when you had to read books and if you're outside no one could call you and there were no tablet computers to stupefy children at a moment's notice as a parent i have some sympathy with this idea because i like all of you have seen that technology is dumbing us down a lot i mean how often do you have to memorize a phone number nowadays and we've all seen bad parents just sit their kids in front of the technology and ignore them to chat on facebook about what they saw on netflix but on the other hand for the first time in human history you have the power of knowledge at your fingertips there is an instructional video to do anything you want on you tube and getting basic information on any scientific or historical topic is one click away if you find the idea of the self-made man romantic that now is your time because anyone who has the will to learn it can learn you know i don't come from money without the internet i would definitely.


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