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greenpeace protesters await their fate as a russian court decides on piracy charges against them after activists tried to storm an oil rig in the arctic. fencing golfed in street violence police fired tear gas at furious crowds trying to storm the offices of the far right golden dawn party following the killing of an anti-racism musician. last compliance the u.n. security council inches closer to a resolution on syria's toxic weapons and the use of force has been a stumbling block.
for costing lives twenty four hours a day you know watching out. russian caught to decide the fate of greenpeace activists it's the piracy accusations in the arctic it's possible they could be freed later today if the court decides to drop the case although be held pending further investigation all thirty activists are now awaiting a preliminary hearing it rushes into months be facing up to fifteen losing jail found guilty international team was seized by coast guards and they tried to scale the russian offshore oil platform greenpeace insists it was a peaceful protest of netherlands called on russia to immediately release the greenpeace ship and its crew which was sending under the dutch flag and speaking on the final day of the arctic forum in russia's north president clinton said
activists were not a part it's also defended the actions of the russian authorities. has more. environmental security in the arctic is what this forum is all about and it's widely understood that the arctic itself is quite a fragile system and any misuse any accidents there would lead to major consequences and last week's incident with a group of greenpeace activists who tried to board the floating all platform in the north off the russian were detained was also talked about here and according to the president clearly the activists are not pirates but they still violated the law and . it would be better if those greenpeace representatives said with us together in this hotel and told us would be think about the problems we're discussing they could state their complains demands and concerns no one is trying to brush them aside would gather for meetings like this specifically to discuss such problems it's obvious there aren't pirates but they tried to storm the platform our security
forces and border troops did not know who exactly was trying to seize the platform under the greenpeace guides it's obvious these people violated international law. coming dangerously close to the platform the third time that russia is organizing just forum we've heard from the presidents of russia finland iceland and the representative of the arctic council all talking about environmental issues and environmental security of the arctic in general like i said it's widely understood that any misuse or accidents will be to severe consequences which the future generations will have to deal with that's why according to president putin only companies with experience working in the arctic and the financial resources to do it properly have to be allowed to develop energy there it's a responsibility i would i would say in a cascade globally we have to work together nations have to work within their own
borders and among others in the border all the way down to those of us who live in our own homes i am of the a billion that. we do not have to back up who are going forward their own kinds of really remarkably new ways of providing energy not only about current energy projects and future energy projects but also about cleaning up the heritage of the cold war era like abandoned military bases military hardware tens of thousands of barrels with oil which are still there left not only by the soviet union but by the united states and canada and it's also widely understood here that it's not only the responsibility of one country to clean that up but really the responsibility of the international community for the court hearing is scheduled to start in one hour's time and we'll have live pictures of that and you can also follow the live transmission from and sc by video agency at roughly dot t.v. . now in athens thousands of people have thrown the streets in
protest against the far right golden dawn party police fired tear gas and stun grenades and rage demonstrators threw petrol bombs and stones at the party's headquarters with latest wave of anger to denounce the murder of an anti-fascist rock musician stabbed to death by a man who admitted to being a member of golden dawn the polls show that since the killing of problems business greece's third largest party has lost considerable public support and this comes as no great surprise the level of racist violence has jumped significantly in the crisis played greece's have a look and we can see on the map pair that the number of races attacks five years ago but today any empty spots on this map of athens is free of races quite well arty's this account of investigates the disturbing trend. this was the largest show of public anger over the killing of published physis the thirty four year old hip hop artist an anti-fascist activist who was stabbed to death last week the man who
killed him is believed to be a supporter of the far right golden dawn political party and this is a group the currently controls eight hundred seats in parliament it's been described as neo fascist. largely for its campaign of intimidation against immigrants whom it blames for some of the economic woes affecting greece right now now while published was not the first person to die at the hands of neo nazis in greece he was the first non migrant to do so and this has sparked outrage all across the country with all similar protests similar scenes last week in the early hours of this wednesday thousands of greeks marched in a largely peaceful protest they marched towards the offices of golden dawn which were secluded essentially protected by the police a group of a small group of protesters who had their faces covered in wearing helmets have broken off started hurling petrol bombs and the scenes that you're seeing on the t.v. screen right now unfolded so a lot of anger over this murder that still fresh in people's minds so throughout
europe we're seeing a lot of rhetoric nationalist movements but in greece in particular how much clout is this new or not see this new fascist movement growing how much. basically protection do they have well quite a bit especially in contrast to other european countries now golden dawn isn't just a fringe group that has eighteen members in parliament out of three hundred it's on its way to becoming the third largest political force in greece the question is of course whether this merger even though the group does say that it has it disavows any ties to the murder the question is whether the political fall out of the public outrage is going to result in a decrease for support for the group and we have seen some public polls showing that it's gone down but at the same time the group doesn't joy very wide support among certain neighborhoods in greece and this is really been a correlation with the rise of the economic crisis their member that greece has been in recession for six consecutive years in a row we have an employment. nearing thirty percent two out of three young people out of work and one of the things that we found at least when speaking to political experts is they said that basically when people really don't have much to hold on
to economically it's not unusual to see people turning to more radical ideas and while there are some hardcore supporters of golden dawn who might have ideas that are very much out of line with the mainstream old and on really trying to solve sell itself to the public as anti-establishment as being able to do things when the government may not be able to and that's what we really heard from certain neighborhoods where there is a lot of support for it people felt like it was an alternative and that they really couldn't trust the government to provide certain services for them and therefore turn to this group. leader of the youth wing of one of the trade unions that organized about it so this violence is not the own so to austerity but want to. declare that we're against them and for racism and face it in our country there are a lot of measures of stary. we really have a some very rough times the greek people but that doesn't mean anybody should be
heard what experience a lot of violence because of a crisis when there is over thirty one people are facing. him either for survivors as you understand people who get in on it but the thing is that the solution to our problems is not the violence. almost always ahead for you including the olympic space walk and historic mission that you crew from space station don't know what to pack for one of the more in a few minutes. debates on a u.n. security council resolution to rid syria of its chemical weapons are still ongoing but russia says an agreement could be reached in the coming days the main point of contention is committing a reference to chop to seven of the u.n. charter that would allow the use of force against a mask and if it fails to comply with the plan and this in no way reports from new
york well it seems like russia and the u.s. are a bit closer to seeing eye to eye on the syria crisis russia's deputy foreign minister says an agreement on the u.n. security council resolution the tax requiring syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles is in fact likely by the end of this week now the actual text of the resolution will according to him include a reference to chapter seven of the u.n. charter which allows force but it should be stressed that there will be no automatic trigger for chapter seven measures and another resolution in fact would be needed if syria fails to comply the text of the resolution as many resolutions is usually a point of contention between russia and the u.s. russia always has a tend to have any kind of tax which allows for military intervention the u.s. more often pushing for blatant military intervention but as we come towards the end of this week it seems the big question is will we see
a major step forward in progress on syria stalemate and now it's looking like it could be a real possibility. meanwhile united nations inspectors arrived back in syria on wednesday to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons that they'll be further investigating cases of alleged chemical attacks off the reports presented by the team this month confirms that silent gas was used last month point did not specify who was behind the attack but america and its allies blame the syrian regime of political analyst showing the army believes the information presented by the inspectors is consistent to discuss the findings on the u.n. team my colleague build on. in the human found playing for instance their inconsistent things with with them to. buy for victims and survivors that are not atypical and not our conventional understanding of what occurs in nerve gas exposure or some very stark ones in the environmental sampling
it appears that in the west. where the human showed almost one hundred percent positive there are no samples taken by the u.n. team that show theron there are a few samples taken that show degradation of theron but even these are not consistent in live in both the labs there could be false positives i started to write about it i asked questions and then i looked for other inconsistency and found them there to be found i don't think any report is perfect so what if i don't jump to conclusions ok what about the consequences of those inconsistency and what sort of impact could that have on the perception of the situation in the country. i think i don't know there are going to be huge ramifications because the political level is operating by itself right now they're looking at removing chemical weapons from from from syria so so a certain part of this process has moved to had the un now as
a result of all these holes in its original report needs to address these and ensure for itself that it has the proper access and time to investigate other areas of alleged chemical weapons attack. we should to britain gordon who's a former commander of the british military is chemical defense regiment this agrees with the criticism of the un report it is true to say that sarin in its pure form wasn't far and in that. place however. you know which is a don't grow a ship products of sarin was found consistently throughout that area and then the other thing that's important to say is that the rocketry was not discovered and analyze as it was in the two other locations which positive the siren and the case are i'm sure sure that would have been it but i also agree we need other
evidence hasn't the russian. side has not been published and and other pieces so we need to see the whole picture but i think generally the un report was conducted in the right way and is very conclusive that sarin was used but as you already said it doesn't a fortune blain and that's something that really needs to be done as well. iranian president hassan rouhani says he's ready to conclude talks with the country's nuclear program it's little three months time a meeting between tehran and the five permanent security council members and germany is set to take place on thursday in new york iran's foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state john kerry will participate in the talks making at the highest level meeting between iranian and american officials in over three decades during his address to the u.n. general assembly on wednesday president said he's open for dialogue on an equal basis only on the u.s.
to play a key role in the process rest it was no place for nuclear weapons in iran security or political analyst. says the change in tehran is tone presents a unique opportunity to resolve the situation. the process whereby he has received you know a popular mandate as a result of the elections as well as the green light from the supreme leader and so on in order to negotiate on the nuclear standoff and you know lot of issues are on the table he is willing to negotiate without precondition and so on so i think that you know there's a sense of optimism and in among the reigning in leadership. unique opportunity right now in order to cause a breakthrough in the nuclear deadlock. and i had online for all the latest from our web team including walking the plank co-found the beat down that day it says
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search for cheaper gas ukraine is picked itself a new part of the country is now considering a joint deal with american energy giants to exploit its shale gas reserves. and the reports there are doubts the former soviet republic will really benefit from the deal. so then no celestial see ok that's some way to introduce oneself not only did the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine congratulate ukrainians on their independence day in their language but he also made his embassy employees sing a traditional song. to bring more sweet music to ukrainian ears mr piatt said the country's european integration will be his priority as will ensuring an easy passage for american oil and gas giants into its market exxon mobil and chevron the two companies interested
in cooperation with ukraine they will bring american technologies know how and money into ukraine it will be good for the country and will help it become energy independent mr pie is certainly knew what strings to pull as the energy issue has been one of the most intensely debated in ukraine which has long been unhappy with the prices of the gas advice from russia ukraine has been fighting for its energy independence since the nine hundred ninety s. and when the first stock of the country using its shale gas reserves came up many breathed a sigh of relief but as the time passes by this optimism seems to be waning while ukraine's energy minister was visibly happy with the shale gas initiatives once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and even become an exporter some raised a sensible question would the country actually win by letting foreign companies handle their resources enormously administration of ukraine's western ivanna from course krege and said no to chevron's shale gas operations on their soil believing
the company would simply rob them. under current conditions our region will not receive anything from these gas extraction this display of unease matters little though as energy experts expect gas corporations to lobby a lot to let parliament issue such permissions instead of regional authorities and while ukraine's west is being defiant the east of the country has already given up recently key a finalist a ten billion dollar deal with shell for the exploration and extraction of shale gas a former press officer for ukraine state gas company enough the gas says the issue has been turned into a major political power play here it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it'll be possible to extract it yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like putting a hammer which hasn't been caught not even knowing if that had actually exists even the most optimistic forecast suggest that ukraine would not start extracting its shale gas until the year twenty twenty that's if there is any gas at all but until
then a question remains pretty much open with this lead to the country's much desired energy independence or simply do a change in who they're dependent on. reporting from kiev in ukraine or meanwhile ukraine has announced it wants to become an associate member. of its free trade zone here that expects an agreement in the vendor ratification next year of financial experts patrick young thinks it's a precarious path for both ukraine and europe. of a challenging business environment for those who say they are used to western european standards they don't really produce a lot that the european union is instantly rushing to buy even presuming that the european union had economic growth and was really aggressively buying things in the first place given the fact that it has an incredibly significant russian minority population to simply turn its back on russia moreover as we know ukraine has had
difficulty paying its gas bills and of course we all know that in the macro picture ukraine's economy is somewhat challenge in that respect ukraine needs to be very very careful in some degree is there treading on thin ice and certainly upset at russia seems to be somewhat trying to rid curative to recent history it's a very challenging thing to try and work out exactly what is the advantage to this deal for either party the european union the u.s. or trying to get ukraine over to their side but it's very difficult to see ultimately what can be the long term benefit for the people when the european union has so many problems to sort itself. well straight to our tease world update now starting with sudan violent clashes a lifting of fuel subsidies have left at least twenty one people dead and eighty wounded in the capital khartoum audience cheered when police resorted to force in an attempt to disperse rallying crowds of protesters but also gathered in the
streets and anger over recent austerity measures to dan's economy has been struggling since all producing south sudan gained independence in twenty that. a powerful seven point seven magnitude earthquake in southwest pakistan has killed more than three hundred twenty people it struck in a remote mountainous area causing hundreds of houses to collapse of thousands were forced to spend the night in the open there tremors were even felt to kilometers to the east in the indian capital new delhi. and we have live pictures now from the westgate mall in kenya where recent violent siege took place with the killing of sixty seven people right now there's smoke believing from the shopping center building and troops are moving closer to it the reason for this latest incident remains unclear and of course we'll bring you more details as soon
as we get them. the countdown clock is ticking for the winter olympic games in sochi with hundred thirty three days to go preparations are in full swing as a black sea resort transforms itself into a winter sports land artist about what say i went to find out what awaits guests of eden picks in for every. it's less than six months to go before kickoff starts are for the twenty second winter olympics as well as the paralympics that will be hosted by a source in russia of course we're giving you a taste of what are those winter games will look like and even feel like it's a little bit chilly here in sochi today but no worries we got something to warm you up with as we show you a little bit of what these olympic venues are going to hold for you once you here i was standing right now at one of the was supposed to be the longest bops late in the world we're talking about three slopes that are put together in order to give
you the fastest and the longest railing for those slayers' it's also called psyche which also means sledge in russia some of the venues are completed and the rest are way to the finishing touches the state of the art components can be seen in both the architecture and the technology used to make these games the best yet and it's easy to see how this russian resort city can be turned into the outline of the far east of course the cable cars are also working making sure they transferred from the bottom of the mountain cluster to the top of the hills where all the sporting events are all of them including things like snowboarding it included things like we'll be going up here now my is like getting a little bit plastered because we're getting as high as possible it's supposed to be almost a lot minus two degrees today even though it's still the end of september guru thought that once we get to one of the mountain clusters here at sochi this is what
we would find a winter wonderland obviously mother nature telling us that the clock is ticking and she's ready for all those that spectators as well as those sports men and women both paralympics as well as the olympics ready here to take part in those games. and such a twenty four thousand goes into orbit joining the crew of the international space station two russian cosmonauts of the historic mission of taking you live torch on a space walk what is paul scott sort of a. on board are two russian cosmonauts by the names of all a culture of he's the commander and surrogate resigns along with american astronauts michael hopkins now culture has been to space before in two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine before reasons can hawkins this is their very first time meaning that it is a relatively inexperienced crew was done both are going to be carrying out the usual right of scientific and medical experiments because two of the crew members
on board are indeed doctors but this is a slight mission with a different job because redundancy and culture of i can become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open spaces all part of the olympic relay that's going to see the torch travel around russia or ahead of the winter olympics in sochi in february now of course the torch will be alight when it's taken on a space walk for the very same torch will then be used during the opening ceremonies of those winter games in sochi on february the seventh so it really is a mission with a difference but we are seconds away i think the nation thirty seven is about to head towards the international space station and.
the problem of the early twenty seven of the in the wake of the light. it's really remarkable to be on the rise i mean the first time in history but among white rock is going to take what is mine is the director of the quecreek julie we're going international calls for. in meaning just pull the crew will dock with the r.s.s. beginning their six and a half months on board the international space station which is entering its fifteenth and with the successful launch of expedition thirty seven it seems that the good work of the r.s.s. is set to continue for some time yet. it doesn't date well next time next kaiser and stacy herbert blasts the bank as in just a minute here l.t.
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