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care about. this is why you should care only. week's top stories take a diplomatic standoff over syria's chemical weapons as the u.n. security council finally agrees a disarmament process. the u.n. for iran u.s. relations and a phone conversation between the nation's leaders offered hope for progress in. iran's nuclear program. greenpeace activists still in custody after attempting to gain an oil drilling on the face charges of piracy russian authorities accusing them of in danger to. crackdown on the country's far right golden dawn part. of an anti fascist activist
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linked to the group led to massive protests. from moscow you're watching artie's weekly. well this week's u.n. general assembly gathering was marked by some major diplomatic breakthroughs key foreign players reached their first agreement on syria since the start of the conflict there and then historic phone call open the prospect for real progress of international concern about iran's nuclear ambitions. reports now on changes in tone. hope for diplomacy progress on two fronts at the united nations a new tone in policy towards iraq and a security council resolution on chemical weapons in syria the opening union we've been hearing increasingly often the argument that the threat or use of force which
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is directly precipitated by the un charter might be the most efficient way to solve international problems of the united states of america is prepared to use all elements or power including military force to secure. our core interests in the rich but rare consensus at the u.n. emerged after years of deadlock over how to deal with the syrian crisis the un security council unanimously passed a resolution to secure and eliminate syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons according to the geneva agreement put forward by russia and the u.s. the mandate outlines a legally binding compliance but no threat of automatic sanctions or military action i think it shows there were turning towards a diplomatic solution least on the issue of chemical weapons but the other issue that is still remained outstanding is what will happen outside of the issue of chemical weapons will that can receive be pursued by the united states or will they continue to find as they have the opposition an arm the opposition of silicate that
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happening and try to deepen the conflict over there was it another way it's a u.s. policy that iran's new president says has no place in the region his debut at the u.n. this week star hassan rouhani reach out but also defend tehran from political attacks iran is an anchor of stability in unstable region the iranian threat is imaginary and is used as an excuse for the misdeeds of others iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or the region ronnie made it clear that iran does not want nuclear weapons and that it wants peace but also to be treated as an equal rainy and u.s. officials praised high level meetings that took place on the sidelines of the general assembly and the country's president spoke over the phone for the first time in over three decades but what would it take for a would be photo op to become a new u.s. approach towards iran but as has our very tied there his hands are tied that there
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are people and lobby groups in the united states that do not want to see the united states and iran after thirty four years of demonizing the country to have relations the u.s. is in a tough spot it has to keep from north. relation of the middle east and now the alienation of the arab muslims in general against the earth is mostly due to the commitment and the double standard the us shows in its relations with israel obama said to meet with israeli prime minister netanyahu on monday in washington now is the real test will the u.s. be able to move forward with diplomacy in the middle east both with iran and syria the first week at the u.n. general assembly has opened the door to rethink a failed policy the question is will the obama administration shut it the first chance they get reporting from new york nice anally r.t. the u.n.
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resolution on syria stresses that all parties in the conflict need to comply with disarmament and nonproliferation requirements author and historian joe horn says ensuring the rebels cooperate in the most challenging task that's the weakness of this peace process recall the just a few days ago the so-called rebels split officially with the more extremist faction basically saying that the less extremist factions to somehow be purged and expelled the extremist faction of course is spearheaded by the al nusra front close to al qaida keep in mind as well that some of the so-called chemical facilities in syria or under the jurisdiction of rebel forces if the rebel forces are not part of this process it's unclear to me how it can be resolved that is to say how can chemical weapons be destroyed not the least how can these chemical weapons be found if the rebels are not part of the process. meanwhile u.n.
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inspectors a back in syria to investigate allegations of several more chemical attacks if previous mission resulted in the reports confirming the use of sarin gas on the twenty first and ask this some countries accuse us of a regime of carrying out a political analyst shall mean the only who scrutinise the report believes there are holes which need patching up during the current human mission the first thing we have to know is that this was a very rushed investigation there was. very little access available in total the u.n. investigation team was in. for seven and a half hours two hours and which is the west who talks and five and a half hours in and time runs amok which is a nice. so there was very little time and the other problem with this investigation one of the weaknesses according to chemical weapons expert who i quote in my
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article is that the medical team that they met with whether first responders witnesses doctors nurses they were all pre-selected by one or two pro opposition doctors so this was a you know questionable exercise from the start if you couldn't have proper access random sampling and the time you need in which to conduct a full and thorough investigation what was the point i think what's important here is that the u.n. 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 attacks. well presenter rouhani of iran received a mixed welcome in tehran on his return for making headlines at the u.n. general assembly in new york thousands of his opponents taunting until american slogans threw eggs and shoes in his car their anger was triggered by the historic
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phone conversation between him and the boma the first direct talks between u.s. and iranian leaders three decades off the cold president obama voiced hopes of progress of a terror atomic ambitions but said that serious obstacles remain norman solomon from the institute for public accuracy says those obstacles can be overcome only if hardliners in both countries aren't allowed to dictate policy. the u.s. government is under great pressure from the hawks in washington many of whom why the united states to either attack or wake a nod towards israel launching an attack on iran within the next year or so the role of the us i think is now to see what's possible diplomatically and i think it's a combination you know it takes two to dance and ronnie and obama are beginning to dance that was not possible under awkward in a job it was not possible or would not be possible under
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a president romney or president mccain for instance i think that is the very important factor the combination it's a matter of timing. but it will be very important for the aggressor initial leaders as well as the powerful in both iran and the united states to keep this on course so that the hardliners in each country don't gain the upper hand or have a much more analysis on the signs of a phone in the iran u.s. relations as well as predictions for future nuclear talks on our website that sati dot com. hearings have started for eight greenpeace campaigners just days after a court ordered that twenty two other activists should be held in custody for two months or accused by the authorities of being part of an attempt to scale in the oil platform and endangering the environment and the lives of workers what is the opposite of looks at why they were protesting and what the future holds for the
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polar region. the pictures that stormed international media greenpeace activists trying to climb onto a floating platform in russia's north arrested by coast guards was. shocked shocked all thirty activists from eighteen countries were detained and are now awaiting whether they will be officially charged greenpeace claims their actions were peaceful but the authorities say they could have endangered not only the lives of the rig's workers but the environment itself. it's obvious they are not pirates but they tried to storm the platform and these people violated international law by coming dangerously close to the president's common scheme and an international arctic conference organized by russia or here in syria cuts to the only city in the world located exactly on the arctic circle line where the presidents of russia finland iceland other officials along with around four hundred experts have gathered and the arctic environment is what this forum is all about as average
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temperatures warm up and the arctic is opening up new opportunities for trade routes and energy projects moscow says only companies with experience working in the tough region and enough funds to do it properly and without harming nature must be allowed access and cleaning up the heritage of the cold war era is another issue abandoned military bases equipment and piles of barrels with fuel i know a map of the arctic binary assessment program has been involved in that but russia has really been working on its own to try to claim we have a ways to go and they're not alone there are places around the planet or similar things that happen when people didn't recognize it as something they did had long term negative consequences for the environment the arctic nations seem to be on the same beach looking after the north wall is a responsibility they must carry together so that the mistakes of the past aren't repeated especially when their every move is under such intense scrutiny you've got
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this going off in the arctic circle. well to greece now where authorities have made a move against the far right golden dawn party its leader along with a number of senior officials and other members have been arrested in connection with the murder of a prominent anti fascist rapper two weeks ago allegedly by golden dawn activist when the killing saw thousands during protests across the country since failing to win any seats in the two thousand and nine election golden dawn has made a breakthrough in the twenty twelve parliamentary vote it won eighteen seats out of three hundred forty gaining support among the country's youth in particular parties lucic half enough has details now. 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 the man who killed him is believed to be a supporter of the far right golden dawn party had 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
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immigrants who blames for some of the economic woes affecting greece right now now while problems 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 the ring helmets have broken off started hurling petrol bombs a lot of anger over this murder that still fresh in people's minds 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 murder even though the group does say that it has it disavows any ties to the murder the question is whether the political fallout of the public outrage is going to result in
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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 there member that greece has been in recession for six consecutive years in a row we have employment nearly 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 onto 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 golden dawn really trying to sell sell itself to the public as anti-establishment as being able to do things when the government may not be able to. xander cousin who's a specialist in greek politics spoke to my colleague carol and he believes the more the government tries to suppress golden dawn the more it may flourish so far as the
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position of the m.p.'s for whom arrest warrants have been issued is concerned by the fact that they will be on trial in under arrest they will not lose their status as members of the greek parliament or so seems to be the case if you try to close something down and you drive it underground it thrives conversely. that is correct and i am personally against a full band of golden dawn precisely for the reason you outlined in your question it seems that the greek authorities are not entirely clear about what to do so far they are not battling golden dawn because they want to avoid a situation whereby the movement although the organization rather goes on the ground and becomes a more threatening force in greek politics at the same time however they're arresting its members and they're going for something like a defacto ban without a proper legal battle and greece is not the only country where far right parties
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are gaining support both suggests that across the european union right wing support is growing rapidly all these people all of the reports from austria their right leaning parties are expected to do well in today's parliamentary elections. the political right is on the right in europe and it's drawing some surprising support a lot of people from the working class blue collar workers lower educated people are voting for the extreme right of the radical right because of the policies staying put forward like immigration and european integration corruption i guess a politicized massage so these are the topics that are now days important for those people voting for the radical right across europe there's a time that's turning right ukip is being talked about as the legitimate third party in britain while alternative for germany just missed out on a place in the bundestag norway's conservative government came to power with tough immigration promises and in sweden and finland there's also been gains here in
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australia euro skeptic right wing parties are gaining support from people who feel that the main issues important to them ons being addressed they might care less and we should all feel we need to slow down immigration i have nothing against foreigners but enough is enough. yeah e.u. is saying where the money should go to like and all kind poor countries on it should stay in their own country and the e.u. is too wouldn't be like john dictate everything that actually goes it used to be that opar truth interest spruced and the e.u. second now it's only after you. want and. the freedom party of austria had made significant gains in the polls heading into sunday's election. its critics call it xenophobia its leader thanks to differ
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being out of australia i don't have foreignness. even so the party adopted a different campaign tactic that it had done in previous elections their issue hidden message about religious values and a sense of talking about love your neighbors which is a very catholic way of talking about issues but of course the hidden message behind was that this is against islam or against muslims also flying the anti you roofline is a stroke canadian billionaire frank strong who condemns the single currency is the road to rack and ruin. we need to stop creating every housewife knows that if she spends more money than she earns all parameters most of europe's recent elections have been nail biters for politicians desperate to keep their jobs amid limping economies all street is different it's doing relatively fine what's happening here is brussels persistence with bailouts and encroachments on sovereignty is given the
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right. road to beat them with peace are all over. or heading to a break now but it's a common people on a remote island in the south atlantic and the british government is losing the life out of their community and forcing them from their homes. the flames of the sochi winter olympics proposed to set off on its improbable mouth and all the way. out to space so that. the. economic down in the final. day belong to the old and the rest.
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will be if we. could. sympathize with the uprising but we do not train. we do not smug weapons. we do not do any of these things.
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as one of the last outposts of the british empire ascension island in the south atlantic is too said to be suffering the effects of colonialism u.k. stands accused of the victim families that have lived there for over a century let's take a look now. a tiny spot on the world map it's home to bury a thousand people to expand it to see the island many of whom now have to leave pointedly to make way for an american military base where they are and many british citizens will not be allowed to stay off retirement or if they're unemployed at eighteen in case the similarity is the expulsion of inhabitants from garcia part of britain's indian ocean territory where the island was forcibly depopulated in the one nine hundred seventy s. also to make way for a military base where those living on ascension that similar to diego garcia london is squeezing the life out of their homes smith reports. the tiny island in the mid atlantic made of volcanic rock and covered in pigeon guano but the eight hundred
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people. but now the story of attention island has all the hallmarks of being another diego garcia the british and indian ocean islands whose inhabitants were forced to leave to make way for a u.s. base by having lived through generation. good memories. it's not for them. you know when you see them you got this because they are enjoying the. islanders accuse the british government of. operating families who have been there for more than a century ten years ago it all so different person was promising democratic institutions for the islands a legal right to live and to own property it wanted a viable community that but today the population is already decreased by
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a quarter with communities replaced by contract workers retired or unemployed people over eighteen have to leave and the similarities with diego garcia and the dominant 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 listening 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. reduced to paul in the special relationship. with david lindsay's family comes from the island he says. can be forestalled on the whim of
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a us military. i have been there several times and as i say most most people on ascension out of our sense of indian origin in my family seven years ago i was born there there is a very very strong sense that ascension of his being one might almost say starve to death and there is a precarious kind of political representation there is the absence of guaranteed property rights are due to very much property rights after all people are born they have people to live their entire working lives their people do wish to retire there but cannot do so may not do so is not the nation this it is this is because once we think there's any serious doubt because of pressure from the american base which is largely intelligence related and it is a serious question to be asked about why on british territory british citizens living there these are full british passport holders of why these people are being treated like this for the sake of i a station with a base which is almost certain you might know more of the details of this in fact
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engaged in the activities that have been such a huge global story in terms of spying on pretty much everyone but that is happening on british north american territory and a british population there is being mistreated. presence of u.s. forces is causing anger in italy thousands are valid says the city of palermo the installation of a u.s. military satellite station in the region locals are concerned about the health and environmental risks by any increase or radiation levels this lee has witnessed a number of demonstrations against the us greatest station that's within the construction twenty eleven. city of cash our has been the target of yet another devastating blast a bomb attack on a bus on friday at least thirty one people including children are killed in the latest explosion in a police station within seventy others were taken to hospital security forces say a remote controlled car bomb was alive because i saw happen next to the site of the
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attack in a church last week that killed eighty people. it is here is the misled government has agreed to resign or in pressure from the secular opposition the decision follows political deadlock and nationwide protests triggered by the july killing of an opposition leader a suspected islamic militants country that is the birthplace of the arab spring will now be led by a provisional government and two new elections can be held. in madrid where hundreds of people have taken to the streets for an anti monarchy rally chanting pro-republican slogans the protesters headed to promise square which was blocked off by police recent months anti monocles sentiment has been on the rise and that is ations of lover spending by the royals and a ton of severe public spending cuts and record unemployment. in less than an hour the olympic torch for the sochi winter games will be lit in
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greece is a limpia under follow the final preparations for the spectacular seventy. actually watching the rehearsal for sunday ceremonies here after limpia the birthplace of the lympics two and a half years ago and they sang side well actually held the start of the next dylan pics and that's because the limping flamed for such a twenty four team we did it and it will be it means professionals who we can see here practicing what they would do on sunday night it's my life you talk to the first torchbearer who by tradition is always the great and he will then hand that see the russian torchbearer who on this occasion will be ice hockey star alexander at that you know he went to denny has been released by the washington capitals of one weekend only to carry out a sauna to watch then go on a seven day top of greece before ending up in ashton's next weekend with m.b. taking to moscow in the russian leg to relay. well you can watch the live broadcast
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all that and pick torch lighting ceremony next hour here on this is the torch relay promises to be one of the most spectacular ever with a flame even making a space walk. which will be the first to take the torch into space and this is the eventual give me a memorable. bring you reports on that in about fifteen minutes time but first the latest business news in venture capital. it was
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