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with washington. european convention of human rights. radical islamists.
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who are just. the israeli prime minister is in the us he says to tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk. which is how he described the iranian leader's recent speech at the united nations and he was concerned about the consequences of story phone call between. barack obama. reports now from. well israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in washington d.c. at the moment for a meeting with the u.s. president barack obama and netanyahu is expected to bring something of his own offensive warning the u.s. leader not to be fooled by tehran's new leadership israel believes iran's new president hassan rouhani has been using conciliatory words and gestures something of a smokescreen to conceal tehran's intentions on building a nuclear bomb and netanyahu is expected to deliver also according to reports new
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intelligence that his accusations that israel is going to try its best to persuade the u.s. to maintain its tough economic sanctions against iran sanctions that have caused iranian citizens to suffer for many many years and if the u.s. and its western counterparts achieve some progress with iran in the next couple of months in terms of iran's nuclear program making it more transparent then many believe that these international sanctions and unilateral sanctions that the u.s. has imposed on iran they will ease they will be lifted and this is something that israel does not want to see happen prime minister netanyahu doesn't seem pleased that thirty plus years of cold relations between tehran and washington are quickly thawing let's remember that last week president rouhani and obama spoke over the phone for fifteen minutes while the iranian leader was leaving in new york it was the first conversation between the nation's leaders in thirty four years obama has suggested that a breakthrough on iran's nuclear issue could eventually signal even deeper ties
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between the u.s. and iran we're already seeing that come to fruition president rouhani is now asking aviation authorities to study the possibility of resuming direct flights between iran and the united states now those flights were halted after the one nine hundred seventy nine islamic revolution we also saw positive words coming out from from the u.s. and european foreign ministers after a p five plus one meeting that took. place last week with iran's foreign minister so we saw some positive reaction with that now for netanyahu such sentiments many say are something of a nightmare because for years israel has warned that iran is steadily marching towards development of a nuclear weapons iran says its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes and is ready to be more transparent and engage more with the international community in the meantime syria's foreign minister delivered his speech to the world body monday
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morning specifically addressing the idea of a nuclear free middle east zone. said that ridding the region of weapons of mass destruction is only possible through israel's ratification of all international treaties and the inspection of its nuclear reactors currently israel is not a signatory of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty nor does the country acknowledge or deny if it possesses nuclear weapons and during talks this evening in washington israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu urged president barack obama to keep sanctions against iran in place when we discuss this with a room based professor mohammad marandi and he said that the u.s. should be very cautious about its next move towards iran. netanyahu his obsession with iran is. quite deep and his when president rouhani was initially elected he called the iranian president
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wolf in sheep's clothes so that sort of language is what is to be expected from israeli prime minister i don't think it's going to be very difficult for him to persuade some people because in the united states the corporate media is very much in the hands of the political establishment in congress and the senate is very close to. the regime but i think if american political leaders take note of what happened during the syria issue and how opposed the american people are now to confrontation in military attacks. then they will choose a more reasonable approach when it comes to iran because after all they couldn't convince their own people about syria iran is a much much stronger country and on the other hand the americans have isolated themselves internationally over syria well step back in time on our website r.t. dot com to see how a year ago netanyahu angered iran with his explosive address to the un general
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assembly. nigerian school is turned into a bloodbath by some of america's most radical islamists coming up we report on the terror sweeping the continent and discuss hell these networks globally interlinked . to see. first strike. and i think the church. can still. be an. already at all over trade budget and sovereignty well europe and britain disagree on how free people ought to live their lives the u.k. prime minister has hinted the country may pull out of the european convention on
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human rights saying it restricts government actions too much there's not a reported something the public is worried about. david cameron has said clearly that he wants to know that he can keep the country safe and that means being able to chuck out as he said anybody that doesn't have the right to be in the u.k. and who threatens the u.k. way of life now we don't have to look very far for examples of where the european convention for human rights has been a real form in the side of the british government there's the very famous case of the radical hate preacher abu qatada now he famously avoided extradition from the u.k. for over a decade because his lawyers argued that it was against his human rights to return to his native georgian where he could face torture there so the british government quite literally had its hands tied that because of what brussels was dictating to them and david cameron he's under pressure to change that status quo because the
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british public is growing increasingly weary of what is seen as brussels dictating the way that the u.k. justice system should work and it's not just abu qatada there's all the criminals who have tried to use the european convention for human rights to basically get greater leniency towards their punishment so we covered a story in our team not too long ago where we looked at sex offenders that were trying to come off the sex offenders register here in the u.k. because they were arguing that it was against their human rights to stay on indefinitely david cameron has said explicitly that his goal is to renegotiate britain's relationship with europe radically that he thinks that a treaty renegotiation has to happen and here's the idea of the e.u. being an ever closer union as it sets out in the guiding principles ultrabook blog well that's something that doesn't correspond with what britain wants in fact the polls have been showing increasingly that it's not what voters want and in fact the emergence of the u.k.
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independence party which supports an immediate british exit from the european union well that shows just how strong anti e.u. sentiment in the u.k. . it is and so david cameron again he's under pressure to stop pleasing conservative supporters going over to you kate so he's got to try and balance what the what the anti do you love the both within his party and the anti you sentiment in the public what they want but it might not be as easy as simply renegotiating the deal with brussels because brussels has said time and time again that westminster can't just cherry pick the policies that it wants and throw to the side the ones that it doesn't want that more vividly the e.u. membership it's not and alec carte menu put a boycott of their will the idea of abandoning the human rights convention is not a new one and has been championed by the united kingdom independence party in recent years there about these m.e.p. for ukip and he says it's past time britain took matters into its own hands we now
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come under the jurisdiction of the european court of human rights which is in response and so well for many decisions the british people are very unhappy with like our inability to get all soren terrorist suspects for example and going said that we have to give prisoners the vote i've said that we cannot have life sentences for criminals but they must be reviewed so our worst and most approach killers will now have the rights to have their last sentences reviewed we have their own courts which have been established over the last eight hundred years we have our supreme court if a british citizen has a problem with the british government in the british states we have our own courts where they can seek redress and we shouldn't have to take it off to a foreign court presided over by a foreign judges miniature marks and simply not up to the standard of english judges countries will either observe civilised values or they were many countries in the i'm not quite up to that standard yet and all this is done for us as
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actually we've had all these kind of idiotic decisions that we're at large sue next year it's a. john laughlin he's director of studies at the institute of democracy incorporation in paris says the impact on foreign policy should also be considered here britain does exploit the issue of human rights terribly in its relationships with russia there was an occasion a few months ago where a recommendation was made to limit the abuses committed by journalists and william hague the foreign secretary said that these measures should not be introduced in britain because then britain would not be able to castigate russia over its own allegedly of freedom in the media so there's no consistency and it shows how human rights have become a hypocritical mechanism for attacking russia and a hypocritical instrument in foreign policy. voters fell to the right wing in
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parliamentary election but the centrist coalition gathers just enough support to squeeze back into power by the narrowest of margins that and other stories coming your way after this break.
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the. lead. he continues here in the central coalition looks to have scraped back into power in sunday's parliamentary election in austria that right wing parties had a field day scooping up a quarter of the overall vote and as peter all of the reports from vienna it's part of a strong movement towards the rights that is sweeping europe. it looks likely that
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the coalition of the social democrats and the people's party will continue to rule here in austria however the most interesting thing to come out of sunday's vote was the rise in popularity of the far right freedom party they come paying the saying that they wanted to see an end to bailouts of failing economies in europe using austrian taxpayers' money also they wanted to see a restructuring or even a and a but getting rid of the the single currency to all of those things appealing to the the austrian votes are right now but it's just one of the right wing parties across europe that have been gaining popularity now across the european union we've seen in norway a right wing government there coming to power based on immigration promises promises to cap immigration in the country also in sweden the rise in the right wing we saw just earlier this year riots in the speed region of stockholm they were
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based on the on the immigration mostly we've seen politicians there campaigning hard on all the anti immigration stand point also in hungary we've seen the the rise of right wing parties what we are seeing is an increase in the right wing parties in countries in europe becoming the legitimate third party pushing the the established political status quo all of these though showing that across europe as the eurozone crisis doesn't seem to be going away anywhere traditionally the working classes who perhaps would have voted to the left or the center left and now turning towards the right. of their own bob are culled from the austrian economics center believes people are sick of their hard earned euro is being wasted outside the country. well there trust the politicians in brussels any more they don't trust our austrian the decision makers what day do they are they don't believe they find the right solutions i mean after all it's just. a redistribution on
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a super national level it's austrian tax euros that go to other countries and are just washed down the drain i think it just said a couple of politicians thinking and overlook their past solutions that after all it has only prolong the problems this is definitely what the people see and it has not come to any solutions as a matter of fact that that school bigger and bigger and higher so the next generations will suffer and this is what those twenty five percent obviously have in mind. seventeen minutes past the hour in the russian capital coming up this hour search at sea. the green the ship involved in the russian oil rig protester earlier this month that authorities say they injured workers and equipment that story coming away very shortly. but first a bloodbath at a college in nigeria soar up to fifty people executed during the night with government walking door or treat to dormitory as panic students ran for the night
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it's believed to be the work of boko haram right here is dominant is the most terrorist cell the group has increasingly been targeting schools and is believed to have killed upwards of eighty people last week alone. he's an african conflicts analyst who's worked with the u.n. says the wave of attacks on the continent can be traced back to saudi arabia. i think we haven't tackled the central or the terrorism central which is derived from saudi arabia the ideology and the logistics are all coming out of saudi arabia and alas the world wakes up to the fact that we have to go and tackled this at the root of the problem then we'll see an increase off attacks across africa like we've seen recently in kenya and now in nigeria there are different groups there probably don't cooperate within africa but they are being supplied logistically in terms of training and fighting now inspired by a central group in saudi arabia including members of the monarchy i might add well
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with this attack book of iran has again lived up to its name the literal translation is western education is a sin but the militants haven't shied away from killing islamic scholars not radical enough for their liking either thousands have died in the group's attacks since two thousand and nine when it launched an insurgency across north eastern nigeria. sheer activists sentence by bahraini court on sunday have accused the governor of beating waterboarding and electric using them but the authorities say they're all part of an illegal opposition group linked to terrorists and twenty of the fifty people put behind bars were tried in absentia of those present plan to appeal so you'd see if a half day's head of monitoring at the bahrain center for human rights told r.t. what their group discovered about police tactics. we had a as a human rights group reporting on a daily basis is that. mass civilian security forces they are in
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a bigger house on a daily basis roky the. people in their homes. and also what's happening on the ground there. and police kidnapping to put this stuff. in the sixty's. and seventy's and then in this building. all those people who want to be killed now. they are subjected to this is not allowed to do they are not allowed to talk into their family. or for maybe a symptom from. nobody knows about. well the pro-reform movement has been alive in bahrain for more than two years now and here's how it's been fairing whenever this time almost a hundred people have been killed in violence and three files and arrested the
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first major anti-government protests started in february two thousand and eleven on the wave of arab spring uprisings the authorities broke it up with force and apparently the unrest was so bad already rulers had to call saudi arabia and the united arab emirates to ask for military help when in april the government ordered the demolition of shia mosques now let's field the anger of the shia majority and you purchase authority spending all demonstrations in october twenty twelve and six people were arrested for insulting the king on twitter the opposition was also outraged by a decision to allow the return of the formula one grand prix accusing the government of using it as a cover up for abuses more than one hundred of the most prominent activists have been put behind bars including bill rashad that he is seen as the main protest figure that in bahrain he got a three year sentence. investigators have searched the ship greenpeace activists used during protests in the arctic sea earlier this month logs
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and equipment were confiscated from the vessel and thirty were arrested after they tried to board a russian oil platform. as more. the investigation is still continuing we understand that specialists from the investigative committee of the russian prosecutor general's office are now. are searching the ship they've already seized documents and equipment on board that ship to determine what the intentions of the greenpeace activists were on september eighteenth when they tried to board the oil rig in the barents sea they also shed some light on what exactly happened then according to the security forces at the oil rig when the boat when the arctic sunrise breached the five hundred meter perimeter around the oil rig the security asked them to turn back and that they were actually breaching private property the arctic sunrise ship refused to do so and then the activists tried to get on board the oil rig. had to use force and detain those activists then as it stands they
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are accused of piracy they're not officially charged with piracy yet it is a very serious charge in russian dealing up to fifteen years in prison punishment and when to stand that the greenpeace organization themselves they are staunchly denying any kind of accusations saying that this was a peaceful protest they were not trying to deliver any harm to the oil rig while the investigators have every reason to believe that their actions could have led to serious threat to the lives of the employees of the oil rig and to its equipment so eventually charges may be replaced with breach of private property and they drink the lives of the personnel of the oil rig of course we'll see how that unfolds in the next seventy out of seventy two hours this will be more or less clear meanwhile thirty greenpeace activists remain in detention in the mormon street and those are those include the citizens of brazil the netherlands sweden the united kingdom and ukraine so it's an interesting story but of course we're keeping track of what's happening in the northern russia and we'll update our viewers with the latest
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details as we get it. the decision to resort to a sturdy has returned to bite the coalition government of portugal suffer defeat in local elections the country is likely to see a third consecutive year of recession and tax hikes and job cuts forcing people to find new ways to survive as sarah first reports. alan taiji a sparse beautiful part of portugal and one of the country's poorest regions the rural communities here are used to people needing out economic flights having been a reality here for many generations but since the crisis hit villages like hamill rayas have seen people moving in here a small communes formed. anna and her two children have been here for a year and her story is one that will be familiar with many families not just in portugal but all across europe i have lost.
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the money that. it's nothing to do. on a bill to pay the mortgage on her house and sought help from a charity called gaia they put her in touch with this small commune he found her free accommodation in return for working on the house. turning the table. and underway around seven families are part of this group and all members of the commune chip in. and brick by brick and her family of building a new life here we're told the community here is based on a mix of free enterprise solar darity communal sharing and co-operative trade move from the city to here a couple of years ago. so we are still like trying to find our place here we have a well we have this little jobs of course it's very. it's not something that we
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have a strong link to a source of income you are like. spring it's time to. retire we get by growing your own feet and living off the land might seem a delicate but that's the thing about this situation is that many of the people who have come here like canada ordinary people he hated the extraordinary difficulties the euro crisis the presented them with so alternative ways of getting by and much like the euro crisis itself but showing signs of slow recovery the big question is is this sustainable it's clear this is no easy existence money's tight and children have to travel thirty kilometers each day to get to school was of interest hospital one hundred kilometers away remote regions like this have been hard hit by
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cuts to public services. like this that i i i'm surviving not leaving here and when i ask if she misses her old life and her job as a lighting technician in the theater yes because when i have the opportunity to make something near to my area of work. i feel that i can do it. well and i feel really say to. people to quickly for me. that the. works like this that the people who. want to have the opportunity to do the sings the name of their life more. so if r.t. portugal's island takes you region. i'll be back with
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a news team with more from just over half an hour from now here on r.t. in the meantime after this short break the latest from the world of sport. recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to address to increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with a major emphasis on illegal immigration there's an odd paradox when people talk about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything are generally taboo any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are foreign and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different profiling if they were looking for
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a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me due to standing out from the crowd i don't think so that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id in moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id checks are here to stay but there's a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the line but that's just my opinion. on your political life these policies i think you.
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