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president hassan rouhani slams the suspicions surrounding iran's nuclear program claiming there's no place for atomic weapons in his country in his address to the u.n. general assembly. greenpeace recused of piracy after trying to storm a russian oil rig while the country hosts an international forum to secure to kick ology. in the u.k. up roots its own citizens people of a tiny mid atlantic island say they are being squeezed down to make room for us to treat bags. hello there it's nice to have you company watching our table mate and. now
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addressing the u.n. general assembly iran's president hassan rouhani says he's ready for dialogue on the country's nuclear program he's called for a consistent voice from washington on the issue obama also signaled his willingness to talk on the sidelines of the gathering in new york russia and the u.s. also. over syria and he said now he has this report. and his debut speech at the u.n. iranian president hassan rouhani stressed iran is not a threat but made to be won by other countries to promote interests in the region he said no military solution is acceptable in the region and the syrian crisis is a result of external influence to change regional order rouhani talked about how people in the world are tired of wars and violence and how moderation is needed he added that iran is ready to cooperate he once again said iran is not seeking
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nuclear weapons and is ready to help quell concern over its peaceful nuclear program but all me are seeing here on iran's nuclear program and for. that of all other countries must pursue exclusively peaceful purposes nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in iran security in defense doctrine and contradict their fundamental religious and ethical convictions. as expected he had a much softer tone than his predecessor but the israeli delegation was not present for rowhani speech in fact in an interview after his speech he did talk about the holocaust saying that it was a horrible crime against jewish people much different kind of rhetoric than we heard. from. in his speeches at the u.n. the u.s. was present for the speech a lot of hope of course that this week could see a reset of u.s.
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iran relations no direct exchange between the president but the highest level meeting since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine will be held as of now on thursday between foreign ministers iran iran seeks constructive engagement with other countries based on mutual respect and common interest and within the same framework does not seek to increase tensions with the united states now. on the sidelines russia and the u.s. continued their work to try and find consensus on syria sergey lavrov and john kerry confirmed the meeting was constructive love rove says there is a mutual understanding that the next step is to move forward with the geneva two format but the u.s. is now pushing for a stronger u.n. resolution on syria that would call for the use of force if it doesn't comply with plans to get rid of syrian chemical weapons russia is very wary of any kind of mention of force in resolutions because it believes it counters hampers diplomatic
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efforts and also wants to push for all chemical weapons on both sides both the government and the rebels to be destroyed the u.s. pointed out it will still act to protect its interests in the mideast in fact obama in his u.n. speech said the u.s. is prepared to use all elements of power including military force to secure these core interests in the region and that's not a very good sign for diplomacy. barak obama also stressed that president assad staying is the head of the syrian state is not an option saying it would create an extremely violent space for extremists to operate and he war activists brian becker believes washington is just looking for a pretext to push through a military solution to the conflicts. but the united states and what france are trying to do at the security council is the bully russia and china in order to get wording into that resolution that would authorize them to carry out military action under the rubric of the united nations but clearly the obama administration says it
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has the authority to act unilaterally but it would like to have some sort of shield or at least a mask for this sort of unilateral operation chemical weapons in this instance are a pretext for an escalating intervention the obama administration's hand it's been stayed because of global opposition including massive domestic opposition in the united states they're trying to come back but they're in a weakened position right now it's a double standard it's hypocrisy the united states is trying to bully the u.n. security council to do what it really wants to do which is to escalate the conflict in syria to overthrow their government we model runs president hassan rouhani has said expansion is strategies in the region cannot be modest by humanitarian rhetoric he stressed any use of force would only deepen the syrian conflict and that's just one of the many points of contention between america and iran but is there a chance of open dialogue between toronto and washington and iran's new president
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well that's the question for people avails panel of guests in crosstalk coming up next is a pretty. it's both need to compromise it's not just washington iran has a whole history of deceiving the international community about its nuclear program it's documented it's on a record this isn't information that should be debated i think the un need to come to terms with what is actually real and what is not and there is no there is absolutely not one iota of truth in what you just mentioned iran has always been transparent about this nuclear program but under pressure from the united states the i.a.e.a. start helping iran they've pulled back it's never been secret and this is just in accurate. with. the.
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course we are following all the developments the general assembly and we've got all the details for you online you can listen to all the speeches by the world leaders are more or you have to do is log on to our website at r.t. dot com. greenpeace activists are facing piracy charges in russia after attempting to storm an oil platform in the arctic they insist their protest was for the sake of the environment while investigators are calling it a wreck list of reckless assault this comes as russia hosts an international arctic forum focusing on eliminating environmental damage in the region r.t. if you can offer is following events. well the activists themselves say that their actions were peaceful but you have to understand that a floating oil platform is a sophisticated mechanism there's a whole system of traffic for ships moving around and connecting to it to load up fuel and just simply docking to it could cause massive consequences including
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a damage to the environment but the activists didn't only try docking to the platform two of them tried climbing onto it one of them even fell down into the waters and according to the investigative committee in russia they say that they didn't only a danger to their own safety but to the environment as well so now all thirty of them from eighteen countries are now in the russian northern city of more than ones waiting for official charges which could go all the way up to piracy and terrorism but despite the scandal with the greenpeace activists what we're seeing here are truly international efforts to preserve the environment of the arctic russia for the third time is hosting the arctic international forum this time in the city of the only one located exactly on the line of the arctic circle over four hundred experts have gathered here and one of the main issues being discussed is the
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environment in the arctic to chile this region holds vast natural resources of the general understanding here is that the temperatures in the arctic have in general warmed up opening up new opportunities for countries to develop these natural resources and a lot of attention is now focused on preserving the environment. to security colleges in the arctic the rivalry rich oil and gas resources up michel chossudovsky from the center. explains that the battle for the north pole is high on the global agenda. united states is now building an integration with counted under the north american union which constitutes a means for the us to extend its so-called sovereignty over count of those arguments and so the issue of off territorial rights over the arctic well
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eventually in my opinion will go through deep integration between count of 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. new battle fall oil and gas. and we're talking about militarized nations 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 thanks for being with us this morning this plenty more to come this hour including the olympics goes and sees this as a cultic trio hides in the international space station on a mission to boldly take and then pick told you where it's never gone before.
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. hello again washed by the atlantic ascension island is a distant remnant the british empire is still home to hundreds of people though the population has severely reduced over the past decade let's take a look at this tiny dot is the island which is situated roughly midway between the horn of south america and africa residents and human rights activists accuse the british government of squeezing the life out of the volcanic island operating family to have lived there for almost a century the reason america wants to expand a military base their parties nor smith investigates. it's
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a tiny island in the mid atlantic made of volcanic rock and covered in pigeon guano but to eight hundred people it's home but now the story of ascension island has all the hallmarks of being another diego garcia the british owned indian ocean islands whose inhabitants were forced to leave to make way for a u.s. base despite having lived through generations islanders accuse the british government of. operating families who've been there for more than a century ten years ago it all so different person was promised democratic institutions for the islands a legal right to live and to own property it wanted a viable community that but today the population's already decreased by a war with communities replaced by contract workers retired or unemployed people eighteen had to leave and the similarities with diego garcia and the dominant
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feature on the island is you guessed it an american base heavily used during president obama's recent trip to africa there are also satellites and submarine tracking stations and one of those now infamous missing posts run by g c h q the british government now conveniently insists ascension has no indigenous population and many residents believe they intend to evacuate the island completely and abandon it to the americans far from the dreams of a permanent home they had a decade ago. be reduced to horn in the special relationship. plenty more stories for you on the line including naming the dead investigative journalist tackle the sci fi of pakistan drone strikes to find the real death toll of u.s. warfare. and angry. over allegations it may be training members of the far right. organization golden dawn these stories and more are how
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website to take the. first trip. and i think. now they say education is the best investment but could prove costly one fish seem fran's scared away from the job market by record unemployment figures many prefer to state university but few can afford it and even for those who can there is still the question of what to do with their skills artie's test recently has this report . the point of view of six million unemployed youth has been well documented to
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date in france it's above twenty six percent and in deprived there isn't the contrary it can go as high as forty percent the chances of getting a job are so slim some have opted to go back to school but even that is proving to be problematic as students fall back to university campuses like this one for another academic year student unions are sounding the alarm over the cost of funding one year of study away from their parental home they say they'll have to shell out between ten thousand five hundred euros and fifteen thousand five hundred each year a very steep price they say in addition to what they see as a bleak future ahead of the. story today the students from working classes have less possibility to access university education because of costs the university tuition fees are not very high but the cost of living is very hard returning to university this year is going to be difficult because all the fixed prices of food
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health what we called mandatory fees for social security all of it is going up in the month of september for the new school year he says is once again synonymous in sacrifice and financial hardship something that is all too familiar with the student completing her degree fitter her story is not uncommon finding herself in a vicious circle of ashley puts it trying to make mr one man see me i'm an optimist but it's so complicated to think about my status and at the same time having to work you have to find a job but even if you find one there is no stable salary without a stable salary you can't rent a room it's not such an extreme idea that one day you'll end up on the streets there are public soon accommodation but never enough to meet demand government funding the number of public housing doubled by twenty twenty but does little to ease the present burden of an already lost and general. there's
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a bit of good news though the budget for student scholarships has been increased to one hundred eighteen million euros starting this month which student unions hope with me better university access and experience for the country's poorest. and for many heading into higher education that extra cash is vital to allow them to make the most of their studies. many students get part time jobs to pay for their education that's less than twelve hours week but any more education suffers from this is experiencing an economic crisis and we need to have more graduates for the future it's the public power acknowledge the problem before it becomes catastrophic assuming one does not actually get an education it goes back to the question of managing to do something with it getting a job when there are hardly any tests are so you are to paris. a quick look at some other news making headlines around the world a powerful seven point eight magnitude earthquake has hit eastern pakistan the
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death toll has now risen to two hundred eight people according to local authorities the deaths occurred in a district near the center of the quake where almost a third of the buildings are said to have collapsed tremors have been reported across the region and hundreds of kilometers away in india's capital new delhi. kenya's president has announced an end to the rescue operation in nairobi's westgate mall the scene of the country's worst terrorist attack in fifteen years five members of the. militant group responsible for the assault were killed during the standoff eleven others are in custody at least sixty seven people died in the hostage crisis with around one hundred seventy injured at least two americans and a british citizen are among the al qaeda linked insurgents that carried out these sold a u.s. led investigation claims the plot was hatched weeks or months ago in somalia or a team of english speaking foreign fighters were selected there are reports that a british woman may have spearheaded the attack. central china is being hit by
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torrential rains caused by the typhoon a soggy which earlier crashed through the southern part of the city we confirm number of dead in the worst hit area has risen to twenty nine with over half a million residents relocated economic losses from the storm have reached almost three billion dollars heavy rains in nearby vietnam and cambodia of course at least thirty six deaths. now as the thirty seven mission to the international space station ready for blastoff on thursday morning one extra special piece of equipment is being stowed on board the sochi twenty fourteen winter olympic torch that is set to make history when it is taken on a space walk artie's paul scott explains. russian cosmonauts cult of and so resent scheme along with american astronaut mike hopkins the trio are about to embark on the thirty seventh expedition to the international
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space station but along with carrying out the usual array of hundreds of scientific and medical experiments resound skin coat off have one more unusual task to perform in november now become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space. at the correct u.s. opinion that will make it as beautiful and spectacular as we can we want to make it memorable millions of people around the world will be able to see us at work and see what we do you'll be able to see the outside of the eye assess with earth in the background we aim to make it a visual spectacle but we don't want to give you all the details just yet the torch will follow the crew to the i assess on a specially branded rocket once the russians have taken it on its unprecedented space walk it will head back to earth with returning crewmembers ready to continue its relay across russia. starting in moscow in early october the torch is to travel
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sixty five thousand kilometers around the country and will be carried by fourteen thousand bures two of which will be on the i assess although it won't be late twenty's on skiing cultural got their hands on it the very same torch will be used to light the cauldron during the games opening ceremony in february the crew of expedition thirty seven a relatively inexperienced only commander cult of has been to space before and he's providing a reassuring presence for the newest members of the space community but i'd also like to say i feel very competent and part of that comes from our commander who's obviously very experienced to us in the space craft but as you can see here in the press conference as well always has a calming presence after launch the soyuz spacecraft is set to orbit the earth four times before docking with the eye assess the entire journey taking just around six hours the crew set to remain on board until late march michael fossum who returned from the i s s two years ago and one day hopes to go back and explains what they
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can expect i'm very excited for my concern again as they as they look forward to their first flight they have dreamed about this like all of us relief from the time of childhood and now they're preparing to live that dream they're a little nervous they're a little excited and they're professionals they're looking forward to doing the job for which they've trained for many years while following the final preparations in the testing center behind me the rocket has now embarked on its journey to the launch pad and although this train track is only five kilometers long the journey has taken around two hours this is done a walking pace as not to damage the technical equipment inside and although all does look set there's plenty more final preparations to be done in the few hours ahead of launch. some of those preparations include cooling the rocket with nitrogen to minus two hundred seventy degrees to stabilize and keep the four hundred tons of fuel cool so that come the early hours of thursday morning this rockets can deliver the i assess its recruits pull scott by connell.
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live. live live. live . the island is so small but for me it's the center see the center of the universe.
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on a tiny island the size of a football field in the middle of a lake stanza ruined monastery forty years ago to lovers decided to spend their honeymoon here. they have no idea but the island could change their lives forever but they would change the fate of the island. not never seen anything like this before it's going to come in the house. in the fortress of ice is grown in just one hour and it's only the beginning. in a blow to the us the super cool through today that the prison is it going to move to legally challenge their detention you with schools. we want is an immediate cessation of conditions that are cruel inhuman or degrading or that constitute
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torture by growing chance school human rights law enforcement training the mind most ruling is now demanding the release of the names so that they can do you can cope the government has so far refused to release the name why do you know how many we have you sure. know. not today well it seems like a perfectly reasonable request to do you why don't you just give us all the names it may not agree. that is what i ask. barbara. i never heard of her knew of her until guantanamo you have the power to restore and a moral i took part or see. that's what i. was like a wake up call i mean as i could i would have been submerged in the stonewalling
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efforts of my government of my colleagues there get. them going along with that stonewalling and placing these obstacles in the way. of these attorneys who are trying to get information. nearing the end of my tour there . are sometimes going to be a don that's going to be done by me and has been have a short amount of time to do it. barber all sense he wants the next i know where i get the next. inspect your bags they look at your things and you have something like that. they're going to prosecute you and i knew i made a list of names they're not calling me a felon with that. this so figured out a way you know how my going to get off the island. and that's when i decided i would minimize regular pieces of paper. but the shrink anough to
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where i could put it in a card and mail it off the island. my thinking was in when i went through the postal system was that whoever's handling that card would if it's a little bit thick would think that maybe it's photos or something inside of it. which is not uncommon and i just happened to be since it was january the next holiday coming up was found last day so when i went shopping at this change for my card it ended up in the be distributed chihuahua dog. and i wasn't sure i was going to do it i mean it's just something i stayed awake at night sometimes think and you know should i go through with the show now. i'm putting my own future on the line plus my wife's my daughter's the three individuals compared to five hundred fifty plus. i'm going to leave. they're going to be left behind in the maybe never have their day in court.


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