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the brazilian president opens this year's u.n. general assembly by lambasted in washington for the n.s.a. spying scandal and demanding an apology for being snooped on. russian investigators for piracy charges against greenpeace activists saying they may have endangered the region's environment that's after they tried to climb onto an offshore oil platform in protest against drilling in the arctic. meanwhile the arctic sea focus of top officials in ecology experts who flock together in russia's north and countries are beginning to see the oil and gas treasures being revealed by the melting ice.
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this is a party live here in moscow with you twenty four hours a day speaking at the u.n. general assembly in new york barack obama has defended america's foreign military interventions and stressed that washington must remain heavily engaged in the middle east now that's after his brazilian counterpart took the chance to criticize the u.s. for the recent global spying scandal well we hope to get more from auntie's marina porter from new york live a little later this hour here on r.t. . greenpeace activists are facing charges of piracy after trying to board a russian oil platform in protest against drilling in the arctic russian and foreign activists are among those being investigated. has the details. this could go up to fifteen years in prison and up to a half a million fine now also from the russian investigators that after the boat the
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arctic sunrise was seized in the waters in the economic waters of the russian federation close to the oil rig. also they found some kind of electronic equipment on board that vessel the equipment which is used according to investigators for an identified means and also the biggest irony here according to the investigators is that the activists of the greenpeace organization the organization which has always been fighting to prevent any kind of ecological disasters and catastrophes could have created such a catastrophe or a disaster by breaching the security of this oil rig and thus it could have endangered the ecology of the entire region well of course that is yet to be determined whether their actions could have led to such drastic consequences but we do know from the head of the investigative committee of the russian prosecutor general's office we do know that at the moment that the arctic sunrise vessel was told to the bay of the city in the north of russia and the crew is on board as well
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as the activists are on board the ship and they're not allowed to leave the ship until the all the investigative procedures have been completed now obviously the greenpeace organization is not a stranger to controversy we've seen over the years that sometimes there are peaceful protest involved unlawful means actions in two thousand and six the very same ship the arctic sunrise try to ram a japanese fishing boat which. disorganization described as the protest against whaling we also have seen several sit ins when the greenpeace activist block the entrance to different ministries ecological ministries and different governmental bodies across the planet not letting the employees inside and we've also seen over the years how the greenpeace activists have been breaching the perimeters of different new. stations across the planet if we go back to the year nine hundred eighty six when the chernobyl disaster happened the greenpeace activists
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infiltrating the area and staging a protest in the cooling bond literally just meters away from the burning reactor of the chernobyl nuclear power plant so obviously this is the latest link in the whole chain of controversial events surrounding the peaceful ecological are going to zation such as the greenpeace. and staying in the region the untouched beauty of the arctic may soon be a thing of the past many nations are craving to get their hands on the vast resources hidden beneath the ice which is rapidly melting away russia has convened the third international forum hoping to draw attention to the region's ecological security while those with the strongest foot in the door of the eight states with territories in the frozen region of the arctic council consists of those eight countries with russia canada and the u.s. boasting the biggest bites what is your position of reports on what's being done to protect the ecology amidst the race for the black gold. initially the idea was foot forward by the president here in silly thought the only city located exactly all of
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the arctic circle. is definitely the most important issue being discussed we've got over four hundred experts international experts who arrived here to discuss these problems and the general understanding is that the climate in fact has changed temperatures have in general warmed up in the arctic melting the ice caps and opening new opportunities clearly for different countries to develop its vast natural resources and also new trade routes like the northern trade route which is actively now being used by countries like china with the help of russia since well just the figures tell the story by themselves four ships heading say from beijing to rotterdam it takes around two weeks quicker then say if they take the traditional south and routes up to seven hundred participants all together including experts geologists explorers and others all sitting down and
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a diplomatically deciding how to work out the situation how to deal with the arctic how to preserve its energy resources and the environment as well. the promise of business opportunities is really what's lowering the world powers some of them who are not even close to the area itself will be investigated. as the climate in the arctic surges the scramble to secure multi-billion dollar deals and it's no wonder when you consider according to the latest estimates there's enough to supply the entire world for three years with a growing energy demand and increasing gas girls and population is the unlikely contender in the race to secure a foothold in the arctic china has been wooing russia are providing both raw snared and transact with a twenty five billion dollars to build an oil pipeline from siberia to china as
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well as paying ross nafta an additional sixty billion dollars to develop offshore fields in the arctic and china has also struck up a business relationship with iceland and as a result these tactics managed to secure a place on the arctic council for china along with the founding members the likes of norway and canada which of course have a geographical right to the area. critical being that russia announced earlier this month it's planning to rebuild one of its military bases there in the arctic or the regional states and nato countries are putting up their own outposts there true and while some experts don't think this will be much of a problem of his war the situation could really get out of control. the united states is now building an integration with canada under the north american union
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which constitutes a means for the us to extend its its so-called sovereignty over cather's argument and so the issue of of territorial rights of the arctic well eventually in my opinion will go through deep integration between canada the united states and the so-called north american union and a strategic partnership which eventually will extend its jurisdiction are up to the north pole it's the confrontation between russia and the united states and its partners its nato partners in a new battle for oil and gas. and we're talking about militarizing the status front of military bases the extension of oil and gas companies going up to the arctic and of course it has devastating environmental implications and we're closely watching all the developments from the arctic forum here on to stay with us
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for that. well back to our top story now and the u.n. general assembly is holding its annual meeting in new york at the moment and speaking at the assembly barack obama has defended america's foreign military interventions and stressed that washington must remain heavily engaged in the middle east well that's after his brazilian counterpart took the chance to criticize the u.s. for the recent global spy scandal it's course not artie's port not for the details she's there in new york so how did a bomber justify his position concerning policies in the middle east. well he began his address to the united nations general assembly centering on syria u.s. president barack obama called on the international community to enforce a ban on chemical weapons in in syria the u.s. leader said the security council should issue a strong resolution to ensure the syrian government complies with the deal which
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was brokered by russia and the u.s. now obama insists that there must be consequences if damascus fails to keep its word instead of specifically mentioning military intervention the u.s. leader said that all options are on the table to ensure u.s. national security interests in the middle middle east no ball addressing the world body president obama said that if the u.n. fails to act on syria it will mean that the institution is incapable of enforcing the most essential international law which prohibits the use of chemical weapons the u.s. leader told told the general assembly that thinking syria could go back to its pre-war status quo is a quote fantasy and he said it's time for russia and iran to realize that insisting on. rule would lead to the rise of extremism but here is where some. is necessary because since the start of the syrian conflict russia has always maintained support for the syrian people and said that it's up to them to decide
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the fate of their nation and president assad's political future moscow maintains that this should just be done without outside forces president obama said that america must remain engaged in the middle east for its own security and he insisted that the world benefits when the u.s. is involved he once again alluded to american exceptionalism when saying that the u.s. stands up for the interests of all however of the u.s. leader did say that washington is far more likely to invest its energy in countries that want to work with the u.s. now on iran the u.s. president says that relations between washington and tehran can't be solved overnight because. suspicions and run too deep but solving concerns over iran's nuclear program he believes is a good start president obama said he wanted to put iranian president hassan rouhani overtures to the test saying conciliatory words will have to be matched by actions that are transparent and verifiable obama says the u.s.
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is not seeking regime change in iran and the u.s. respects the right of the iranian people to access it to have access to peacefully peaceful nuclear energy of course what the u.s. has always said it's concerned about is iran's alleged goals of building. nuclear weapons and if there can be a diplomatic movement as we see this week between the u.s. and iran it could lead to maybe some constructive peace peaceful resolution between iran and the united states and its western counterparts his brazilian counterpart cool is quite is a little earlier today blasted washington for the n.s.a. spying scandal tell us more about. he sure did after opening with diplomatic pleasantries and a condemnation of the terrorist attack in kenya a brazilian president dilma rousseff jump straight into criticizing the u.s. for for its spying practices surrounding you know the national security agency she
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said those practices are meddling in a manner of the lives and affairs of other countries and she called that a breach of international law and she said it's an affront to the principles that should otherwise govern relations among countries the brazilian leader is very clearly angry about relevation revelations concerning the the n.s.a. spy program not just domestically but clearly international those revelations coming to light through an essay whistleblower edward snowden she said president rousseff said that without the right to privacy there is no real democracy or freedom of speech she also used her opening speech the u.n. general assembly debate to announce that brazil would adopt legislation and technology to protect itself from illegal interception of communication she also called for the establishment of a lateral internet government framework at the un that would prevent the type of global spying that america's national security agency has been exercising president
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rousseff last week give our viewers to remember she called off a high profile state visit to the white house that was scheduled to take place in october that she did that over reports that the u.s. the u.s. national security agency had been spying on her personal communication as well as communication belonging to her aides tell her visit to the white house it would have been the first official state visit during president obama's second term and it would have been the first visit brazilian leader in nearly two decades so clearly that just shows how angry the brazilian president and other latin american countries should at all are about the n.s.a. surveillance program reporting live from new york thanks very much indeed for that update. want to stay with r.t. for the latest from the un general assembly in new york of course we'll be covering those developments over the next few hours and indeed to more of brazil's leader
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resurface urge the u.n. g.a. to protect cyberspace from spying activities and sabotage and said a country will equip itself with legislation and technology to protect its online users an emotional the former m i five intelligence officers stressed the importance of such moves and says the collection of private data even for security reasons goes against global human rights many internet pioneers many internet activists of years now been talking about moving away from the need to move away from prior tree american owned software companies and i think that the revelations from the snowden papers about the shift scale and in faith spying that's been going on again and brazil by the usa and its allies will hasten that thought a bomb as response to her speech which was quite a definitive one liner about the fact you've got to balance america's security with the of the rest of the people of the world with quite equivocating it would be nice to have seen him put up a more robust defense for democracy to assure the have to be
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a balance but i have to be proportionate in any democratic society and overwhelming and endemic data mining of all our information of all our communications is not proportionate so that of the road the basic principles of human rights are to live here in moscow other news coming up for you after this short break stay with us if you can. you knew his secret laboratory. was able to build most sophisticated robots which
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meanwhile kenya's foreign minister says at least two americans and a british citizen are among the al-qaeda linked insurgents that carried out the atrocity well there are reports of the british woman samantha lewthwaite may have spearheaded the attack she converted to islam as a young woman and married a man who later became a london seven seven suicide bomber unconfirmed reports say she's among the militants killed at least sixty two people died in the hostage crisis with around one hundred seventy injured militants said they carried out the attack in retaliation for kenyan military operations in somalia levon director of the center for the study of hate and extremism says young people from somali american communities are an easy target for extremist recruiters. is a somali community. she's very much against what's going on here by the way ah but that has been the main recruiting spot for the small
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splinter groups of you know the still there been such a few extremists there they've been able to convince others to join them there's also been an effort over the internet and through other on line publications to recruit young westernized muslim youth from throughout the world to come to that area i think it's also kind of this youthful anti-establishment anti western military response and i also feel or something else is jihadi cool which is permeated some of the social media as well and al qaida has been successful with using that. and we'll keep you updated on this ongoing story remember you can always get more by logging on to our web site is online all the time you can get access to the latest pictures updates and witness accounts from the scene of the tragedy all of that is waiting for you right now on r.t.
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dot com. time now for some other international news in brief the eastern part of pakistan has been struck by a powerful seven point eight magnitude earthquake at least thirty nine people have been killed according to local authorities the deaths occurred in a district near the epicenter where almost a third of the buildings have reportedly collapsed tremors are being reported all around the region as far as india's capital new delhi hundreds of kilometers away. in world update a fourth day of nationwide protests in bangladesh turned violent as police clash with clothes factory workers demonstrators threw stones at security forces who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas hundred fifty people were injured in the unrest of protesters set fire to several factories demanding higher wages some employees claim they have to enjoy shifts in a locked in their place of work bangladesh government has been under pressure to reform the industry after the collapse of
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a factory building in april which killed up to a thousand people. a car bomb blast has been reported in damascus spice syrian state t.v. syrian media says at least three people have lost their lives in what was described as a terrorist attack the opposition currently puts the death toll at seven explosion hit the capital's southern district it's been a fierce battle ground between the rebel forces and the army for months. a french appeals court may have stripped former president of the chance of a political comeback it's ruled an investigation should proceed into accusations he jukes the heiress of the l'oreal cosmetics giant. into his election campaign in two thousand and seven allegedly used the fragility of france's richest woman who's suffering from dementia a court's decision in the long running scandal in which sarkozy denies any misconduct. he continues to bite family budgets in
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portugal which is making many people find it increasingly difficult to put food on the table a programs are also being caught making the situation in the recession hit country even worse and as the number of people in need rises local volunteer charities are coming to the rescue reports with little of the choice they wait. i this mother and her son in our reliance on parcels hunger and hate that they are increasingly common today. thankfully to be charity clinic rethink. the way you. look at least a million people in the country estimated to be severely materially deprived and struggling to put. charities like this become essential to plug. at the start of the evening shift i think now because of the crisis we have a lot of families we do. we do necessity of food because.
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sometimes there are more goods and all that is only meant exactly he's not employment has actually dropped a little bit but i think things are getting better slowly there i'm an economist myself so i think right now in portugal i don't believe. this strategy that we are taking because we should. we should focus on getting more employment in starting to have. some kind of. relief if they're going to hold these house stary t. kind of ways of doing stuff is one of the rigs woods is used to have like the first city in the world all from not wasting food so you think you'll achieve it you know we we believe repeat operates and what they call a micro local level they signed up restaurants and cafes in this area today they
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feel that they have let dave crazing tell me it's like the. nursery here some of them some of them a long series good for us some sometimes we are lucky it depends on the very we'll today will be a lucky day for us. it's great because the left is not being thrown into the garbage and. back at headquarters and it's all hands on deck to prepare the food parcels and this is the brainchild of this learned a lot of the people who receive our food have always struggled with new crisis for them and then we have people who are suddenly don't have. we don't have in. it. to a harder thing for them to take it into the middle class to a situation of needing food assistance so we see those people too. when we think
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first started it was just one man one site said around thirty restaurants have agreed to date a little over a year and a whole slate and take a look at this they've got hundreds of volunteers they've expanded to two sites local more than a hundred and thirteen west bowls cafes and save the month is no more than half a day to the cause with the country struggling under the weight of a storage devices placed under seventy eight billion a year a fairly and with spending cuts to the feed program rationing provisions already in place in the future of this local volunteer programs looks set to become increasingly important and say that's nice at least some hungry so let's see it's been. years continues with me in the news team in just over half an hour from now in the meantime x. and stacy blast the big bankers and the latest edition of the kaiser report that's
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