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why you should care about. this is why you should care only. the olympic flame is lit in the games to store birthplace in greece before setting off on an epic four month relay across russia leading up to soar to twenty fourteen . reattached in two days leave seventy dead in nigeria as is almost insurgents target universities churches and civilian infrastructure in retaliation for a government offensive. of the un general sam will you wraps up with a return to hold and diplomacy world powers agree on a syria resolution and of there could finally be light at the end of the tunnel over iran's nuclear crisis. was one of the lows day makes welcome for iran's president rouhani on his return from new york with opposition
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crowds furious with the idea of ties with the us. it is six pm in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshing welcome to the program the olympic flame four of the twenty fourteen winter games has been lit in olympia the birthplace of the legendary event and it's from there that the torch will travel thousands of kilometers to next year's host city in russia are does and a farmer was at a ceremony in greece and shared his impressions with me as well as to would say who is in sochi. the limpet flame for sorcery twenty fourteen has been lit will probably be able to see it just behind my left shoulder there and it also we will see here at olympia the birthplace of the games the longest torch relay in the olympic history just
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a few moments ago the lighting of the flame ceremony took place it was basically a step back in time winding back the clock perhaps two and a half hours and juice is so why not try stressed as a high priest test light the flame using the powers of the sun and a parabolic mirror which is basically what happened in seven hundred b.c. that flame was then brought here to the ancient stadium which is where i am standing and it is now being used or just was used to light the torch the very first torch bearer he runs off to my right by tradition he's always a great god on this occasion he was an eighteen year old ski called yanis antonio who hopes to compete for his country in sochi next year and he will hand this torch the first russian torch bearer alexander ovechkin the ice hockey star he himself has only been released by his club the washington capitals for forty eight hours to carry out this honor he flies back to the states this evening but he says this event today was one of the highlights of his career while the torch will go on
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a tour of greece for the next seven days and that will end in athens next weekend before it flies to moscow for the russian leg that's the longest in torch relay history but it also has started here as we've been on there in the limpia the birthplace of the olympics now let's cross it a bang and say is in sochi the host city for twenty eight fourteen olympics so tomorrow power the storage will get to start well it's definitely going to be an olympic torch relay that's going to break a many records and here's why it's going to take around one hundred days for all of that torture to go through russia it's going to take sixty five thousand kilometers and ford. a thousand torch bearers to bring it right here to the holy city how it's going to date through nine at times earnings in russia eighty three regions of two thousand nine hundred and cities and settlements of possible russia and also visit
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the knolls poll also it'll go to the top of the europe's a highest mountain in the russia's and north caucuses it will then make a trip outside of eartha to the iowa says away cosmonauts they will take it on a space walk now this has never happened to before in the history of a lympics now in terms of traveling the torch around russia it's going to have a conventional ways such as you know the train a plane as well as on foot or through personalities but it's also going to go through unconventional ways or through rain d.s. lays and hot air balloons of course a russia wanted to highlight some of its culture it's the history and of course this emerging new younger russia that was seeing being developed here at the host city in. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to shut. one hundred and twenty three days. through to some nine hundred towns and cities of
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russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand to live. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a little bit george. special coverage on our. islam as militants in nigeria reportedly went room to room at night x. executing students as they slept in an attack on a university killing up to fifty people in total up words of so many have died over the weekend in three attacks and they are believed to be the work of boko haram continuing a deadly trant of targeting vulnerable civilian infrastructure by the radical group i have johnson founder of a viewpoint africa website says the cell is ultimately director by. we on the whole these groups are all joined together. i'll shut bob in somalia or the why the m.l.a. in in mali or if the we're joined across west africa these jihadi cells are all of
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the blueprints on the organizational chart right there on their very very strict. their focus is the same they are judged and they they also want to do the spectacular in terms of the sort of attacks on they can do and they always keen on grabbing the headlines and they're very streets in charge you drive away you too you know of the religious divide in specially you christians and muslims and in countries like nigeria which is very already splits on ethnic and religious grounds it makes that much easier for muslims to be pushed to the edge muslims many of them who are don't have anything to do with this to be marginalized. in themselves become. elements for these groups because they are already on the fringes of the society and the rain the opposition's found that speaking out means getting locked up as a main force behind the anti-government protest movement is jailed with members of one opposition group behind bars for supposed links with militants.
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no one expected it just two weeks ago by this year's un general assembly has proven that there is enough space for consensus between world powers and has seen in the store a phone call which raise hopes that a deadlock can be broken in iran's nuclear crisis but the show of unity peaked when the u.n. security council unanimously voted on a syria resolution something that seemed to be elusive for more than two years or disney's now reports from new york. hope for diplomacy progress on two fronts at the united nations a new tone in policy towards iran 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 is directly precipitated by the un charter might be the most efficient way to solve international problems the united states of america is prepared to use all elements
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of our power including military force to secure. our core interests of 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 they were turning towards a diplomatic solution least on the issue of chemical weapons but the other issue that still remain outstanding is what will happen outside of the issue of chemical weapons will the policy be pursued by the united states or will they continue to find as they have the opposition or of the opposition it was still a day that happening and trying to deepen the conflict over there was out in another way it's a u.s. policy that iran's new president says has no place in the region his debut at the
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u.n. this week star hassan rowhani reach out but also defend tehran from political attacks iran is an anchor of stability in an 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 or 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 praise 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 so 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 his hands are tied that there 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
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the u.s. is in a tough spot it has to keep from north. the relation of the middle east and now the only imation of the arabs in general against the earth is mostly due to the commitment of the double standard the us shows. 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 and he said now way r.t. u.n. inspectors return to syria this week to probe several more cases of alleged chemical weapons use they have faced sharp criticism of their earlier investigation of the august twenty first gas poisoning near damascus it was not enough according
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to moscow a former commander of the british military is chemical the fancy regiment says he's not optimistic about their new mission daryn is nor is this nation and it doesn't last very long it can remain in soil and other samples for some time but you know i would be surprised if they find sarin or degradation elements of sarin and faces like. you know three months after the event hopefully what they will find is circumstantial evidence to try to. lead us to work out exactly what happened in those places and i think more importantly to discover if. and into terrorist groups that are going to have an impact far why didn't the region itself and apart from destroying syrian chemical weapons that the russian federation and the united states that the group good plan on which we must push ahead most importantly for the rest of us in the world is to ensure that political regime of any of those
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chemical weapons doesn't happen. now the opposition and iran has once again showed that president rouhani faces a fairy rocky road if he continues to steer the country towards diplomacy was the u.s. and angry mob pelted ronnie's car with ags and shoes as he returned from the u.n. general assembly in new york protesters were particularly outraged by the historic phone call with barack obama which marked the first direct talks between the country's leaders in three decades norman solomon from the institute for public accuracy thinks it's crucial hardliners are kept at bay for diplomacy to succeed the u.s. government is under great pressure from the hawks in washington many of whom won the united states to either attack or wink and nod towards israel launching an attack on iran within the next year or so the role of the us i think is now
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to see what's possible diplomatically and i think it's a combination you know it takes two to dance that was not possible under the dinner job it would not be possible under president romney or president mccain for instance i think that is the very important factor the combination and it's a matter of timing. but it will be very important for the grassroots 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 while had to come for much more analysis on the signs of a thaw and iran u.s. relations as well as predictions for future nuclear talks. however a court has sentenced fifty shiites to up to fifteen years behind bars for organizing a clandestine opposition group linked to anti-government militants the february fourteenth coalition was formed in two thousand and eleven and was
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a major driving force behind the nationwide program form opp rising dr not dive who chairs the bahrain we have dilatation an anti-violence organization and also spent two months in prison there as the whole trial is a well known top level tactic of demonization activity it's a quite old propaganda the whole process all the demonization of the pro-democracy orders and to pro-democracy groups is a quite an old fashioned think that the death or it is the bahamian authorities they've been using for a while and it's not working anymore i mean at this moment they feel absolutely failed to provide any evidence that these groups are involved in any to terror attacks or any terrorist events take movements two years ago exactly at the same the same judge he
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a convicted doctor has almost fifty doctors for sentencing up to fifteen years it's the same thing the repeating. now weeks of anti-fascist rides and rallies finally healed results for greek protesters police bring in the leaders of the golden dawn party with officials from the extreme right group now facing charges ranging from murder to money laundering and war and that's just ahead here in r.t. . they would argue that a somewhat softer approach towards the taliban if you want to know the full took the solution must create the conditions for reaching such political solution and if we use. conditions to enable. you to tell the bomb to to please to be a part of political solution.
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welcome back this is our tina hearings have started for eight of the thirty greenpeace activists arrested after trying to scale a russian oil platform in the arctic
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a court ordered that the twenty two others should be held on remand for two months and their protest comes as the polar region gears up for significant changes your post got off explains. 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 social and 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 city huts the only city in the world located exactly on the arctic circle line where the
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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 temperatures warm up 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 major 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 that 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 happened 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 pole is
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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 this going off in the arctic. well it may be the beginning of the end for greece's extreme right golden dawn party with its leader and top members now charged in court and they're accused of running a criminal gang as well as resorting to murder violence and extortion it all began after the murder of a prominent anti-fascist by an alleged member of golden dawn more than twenty of the party's officials have been arrested with special police squads looking for a dozen more the authorities are said to have found guns ammunition and tens of thousands of euros at the home of golden dawn leader but as you heard earlier it is unlikely the party itself will be shut down for fear of driving the group on the ground with the government has more. fury on the streets of athens clashes erupted following a protest against the murder of pablo's physis the anti-fascist rapper was stabbed
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to death last week by an alleged supporter of the far right golden dawn party allegations the group firmly denies. godzilla p. as a young man was known to be not have been the first to die at the hands of greek neo nazi groups but he was the first non migrant golden dawn has also been said to be targeting anarchists and communists renewing political tensions between the extreme left right and the greek government they have acquired the fear of big races they have collaborated with about seize maybe. they have blood on their hands this is why we say go with this government with the golden dome the group is trying to keep a low profile in the wake of the killing and wouldn't speak to us on camera this man however was keen to talk george says he's one of the group's oldest members and he blames journalists for giving golden dawn a bad rep is the only party that has spent poor people and desperate greeks who are
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suffering the crisis we're not extremists and we aren't against anyone yet georges also wanted to make sure i noticed people in the neighborhood he claimed this man was an egyptian immigrant who lived on handouts at the expense of greeks like himself as for the nazi symbolism the fascist salutes that the group has been known for all a misunderstanding he says the goods once wrong with this there's nothing wrong with a salute just a way of saying hello i do it myself it's a greeting that still terrifies this greek resident he believes that golden dawn was to blame for his recent assault but he also points to another factor behind the growing divisions and the violence economy it says i didn't used to be afraid by the greece has changed everyone is suffering financially and some are looking to blame others immigrants and. target despite the public shows of anger against it golden dawn it is greece's third largest party and at least until now its fastest
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growing political force it gained ground against the backdrop of unrest linked to the economic crisis and a country burdened by debt soaring unemployment and deep cuts to social spending oh it's the. when your life changes totally like ours has in the past few years and when you lose your job and can't provide for your family you grab whatever helping hand you can get and golden dawn has helped as we'll fight to the end. spiros a shop owner who's had to shut down one of his stores because of the recession blames the influx of immigrants for straining scarce resources and he says golden dawn keeps order in his neighborhood when the government fails. we don't want to use violence but when golden dawn kicks out immigrants who are squatting illegally . doing enforces peace and of course to support them as a government does nothing. the financial crisis has done more than simply cripple greece's economy it's changing society too when asked to describe how locals say the writing is on the wall in this neighborhood it literally is in the red it says
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out what foreigners signed golden dawn in the black fashion arcus logo it's evidence of a growing ideological divide and with the greek economy still in trouble that divide is unlikely to heal anytime soon lucie county r.t. athens. is the making its mark in crisis hit greece but it's also gaining ground elsewhere even an economically stable austria a parliamentary elections underway there and the right wing freedom party is projected to win more than a fifth of the vote people all over has more. the political right is on the right seat 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 and corruption against the politicized and the such so these are the topics that are now days
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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 australia euro skeptic right wing parties are gaining support from people who feel that the main issues important to them ons being addressed it they might care less and we should all feel the 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 which of their own country and they're used to wouldn't be like john dictate everything. else it used to be their own party's interest spruced and the e.u.
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second now it's only a few do them a lot and i've got the freedom party of austria have made significant gains in the polls heading into sunday's election. it's critics call it xenophobia its leader takes to different being i love australia i don't hate foreigners. 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 the issues but of course the hidden message behind was that this is against islam or against muslims also flying the anti your roof is a straight canadian billionaire frank strong you come dems the single currency is the road to rescue ruin. we need to stop creating every housewife knows that if she
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spends her normally when she earns all parameters most of europe's recent selections of the nail biters for politicians desperate to keep their jobs amid libyan economies all street is different it's doing relatively fine what's happening here is brussels assistance with bailouts and encroachments on sovereignty has given the right to come didn't seem to beat them with peace or all over the. look at some of today's world news deadly violence has erupted in the normally peaceful kurdistan province in northern iraq at least four targeted explosions have killed four members of the local security forces and injured eighteen other people in the kurdish capital or bill the attacks come a day after a local election result saw the main opposition group president ellen values party into third place the thomas area largely avoided the near daily violence
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inflicted on the rest of the country. geraghty in britain has seen tens of thousands turn out for union protest in manchester the march is being held to have the ruling conservative party conference they are in what police say is the largest protest they've handled in the city as well as medical costs the protesters are angry at what they see as a creeping privatisation of the national health service. up to date and next to it is worlds apart with us on a boycott and the question is kind of gaston's elections in two thousand and fourteen do anything to quell decades of violence. the macmillan family in canada has decided to defy time itself and keep their
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family trapped in one thousand nine hundred six sort of like new age but only for one year and not their whole lives so they live in one nine hundred six the family forbids the use of any technology developed after the mid eighty's they want their children to experience the world they grew up in when you had to read books and if you're outside no one could call you and there were no tablet computers to stupefy children at a moment's notice as a paradigm some sympathy with this idea because i like all of you have seen that technology is dumbing us down a lot i mean how often do you have to memorize a phone number nowadays and we've all seen bad parents just sit their kids in front of the technology and ignore them to chat on facebook about what they saw on netflix but on the other hand for the first time in human history you have the power of knowledge at your fingertips there is an instructional video to do anything you want on you tube and getting basic information on any scientific or historical topic is one click away if you find the idea of the self-made man romantic the now is your time because anyone who has the will to learn can learn you know i don't come from money without the internet i would definitely not have
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this job and i'd probably be worshipping at the feet of rush limbaugh deluded by the mainstream media modern technology can make your mind with information or break it with cat videos and dumb trendiness but that's up to you and this is just my opinion. but all the welcome to worlds apart again is going to hold presidential elections next year a move that has already been described as the make or break moment for the country and while the international community is eager it's a system and it's democratic. isn't it simply sue brisky to have a battle for power.


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