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the. latest news in the week's top stories from the r.t. network washington fails to get the world on its side for an attack on syria with scant support from the g twenty and the e.u. russia is taking a firm stance against saying the syrian rebels are provoking a foreign intervention. as he sees the brutality of the civil war firsthand as the syrian army tries to clear an ancient christian village of al qaeda linked rebels. also headlining officials in afghanistan say a nato air strike has killed civilians including women and children it's something the alliance is denying we take a look at the legacy that coalition troops sent to leave in the war ravaged nation when they withdraw forces next year. and moscow elects a new mayor daley results point to a clear victory for the acting chief leaving opposition figurehead alexina valmy
telling a distant second it's the capitals first mero election in nearly a decade live update on this out too. if you just joined us hello from moscow it's just after eleven pm here now my name is kevin i mean this is r t international top stories but a tough week for u.s. secretary of state john kerry he's been trying to convince the european union to get on board with a military strike on syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons but kerry presented no new evidence against the syrian government and very few countries are willing to rush into action without u.n. approval and he now says a bomber has made no final decision on whether to strike either an apparent turnaround from last week so far turkey and france of being first in line to back the united states against syria but president barack obama was unable to. the minds
of the other world leaders at the g twenty summit in st petersburg i agree that tough action should be taken but they didn't endorse military intervention in this scenario it was that. i was elected to end wars and not start a u.s. military intervention in syria dominated talks that the g twenty but if obama was looking to gather overwhelming support at the summit he didn't get it in st petersburg you know. there is no military sir we will not participate in military action. aside from france turkey and saudi arabia a few countries expressed outright support for obama's proposal of a military strike in a joint statement they condemned the use of chemical weapons blaming the office of government and called for some kind of response but they stopped short of backing a u.s. attack on syria summit host president putin accused the rebels of being behind a chemical weapons attack near damascus in august that he says was carried out to
discredit syrian authorities in the eyes of the west just the way. i view everything that happened with the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria as a provocation by the rebels who count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported them that's the reason for this provocation i also want to remind you that the use of force against a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for self-defense and we know that syria hasn't attacked the u.s. and only if the u.n. security council approves such action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday those who do otherwise put themselves above the law. obama continues to insist assad was behind the attack and he won't wait for the u.n. to respond assad's regime brazen use of chemical weapons isn't just a syrian tragedy it's a threat to global peace and security the u.s. president is due to address the american public on tuesday and try to make his best
argument for an attack on syria one that failed to convince global partners at the g. twenty this summit could have been a last chance for a political solution to the syria crisis or at least an attempt to push forward with diplomacy but leaders part of st petersburg splits solidly on those for or against military intervention in the syrian war what has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history reporting from the g. twenty and he's now a r t m surprise move in syria overshadowing those talks and some produced by this last week with also pressing questions too about where the global economy is heading let it get round to that artie's venture capital caught up with a head of international monetary fund christine legarde in the week to discuss the global economic outlook you would like to watch that show it's in full again here twenty thirty g.m.t. it's also available streaming at r.t. dot com.
u.s. congress is still decided over whether or not to attack syria the first senate showdown vote expected a date on wednesday the anniversary instantly of the nine eleven attacks but a reuters poll says fifty six percent of americans don't want the country to use its armed forces against syria and some of it making their voices heard in the capital. they were the ringing chants in washington d.c. a snapshot there with crowds marching from the white house to capitol hill and n.b.c. polls now found the nearly eighty percent of americans think the president needs congressional approval for any armed response against syria barmer though says he does still have the authority to order a military strike even without lawmaker support so let's take a look at the polls they're showing over half of americans are against a strike on syria that figure is even higher in france and the u.k. sixty eight eighty percent their respect of the against military action similar
sentiment shared in germany and italy too and the share of those against intervention in syria's neighbor turkey is even higher both houses of the u.s. congress are expected to vote on how to tackle syria this coming week as i mentioned he has tentatively we think it will right now. both democrats and republicans in the house and senate just forty eight are in favor of a plan for intervening in the syrian conflict two hundred sixty three are against military involvement while the remaining hundred twenty two as yet decided just reminder as well two hundred eighteen votes needed in total in the house and fifty one in the senate for any resolution on syria to pass syrian president bashar al assad meantime says he had nothing to do with any chemical weapons attack and that there's no evidence linking him to it in the united states that claim was backed up in a letter to president obama written by former intelligence and military analysts ray mcgovern a cia veteran who signed that letter he told me earlier about the mood on capitol
hill and why he thinks the president could be softening its stance. last friday kerry went before the cameras and say we got to do this and here's the not intelligence assessment mind you but the government assessment meaning the white has white house had a chance to massage it had it edited ok here's the s.f. and it didn't hold up to scrutiny or apparently the military got to the president and i see some evidence of this next thing we know that the president has changed his mind on saturday afternoon and the only thing that really intervened was the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey telling the president look you know it's going to be really hard as we're going to be really hard to explain what we have to do this now we could do this tomorrow or next week or next month we don't really have to do it now and the president said that in justifying his delay now what's more evidence lindsey graham and john mccain the next day just took off
after the joint chiefs of staff chairman in a very personal and vindictive way because they know that finally the military leaders went to the president said look you know we know we know you're being told that this is going to be easy and limit all our stuff but these guys and these gals don't know a thing about war we do how do you think the congressional votes going to play out in the upcoming vote which way is it going to go i talked to a congressman last night for five minutes and it was very clear that he pledged to house leader nancy pelosi that he would vote according to what what the president says because we have to protect the president and are you could have are you going to say that the president is why you don't have to say the president is lying when you do need to say according to our information is that the president being given cooked up intelligence because john brennan the head of the cia and james clapper it can be confessed perjury or have thought it in their interests to to cater to
the wishes of the white house which have been very clear this time we want to strike syria. those calls for intervention in syria go back of course the alleged sarin gas attack outside damascus last month it's now emerged that british firms have supplied chemicals to syria that can be used to make deadly nerve agent sarin the u.k. government this week as well admitted approving the sales of sodium fluoride which ran for six years up until twenty ten just before the civil war broke out we asked the government's department of business innovation and skills to comment on this situation this is what the told us on monday they said the syrian company which ordered these chemicals provided proved that they would be used entirely for innocent purposes they put it namely window frames and medium showers nevertheless intelligence experts have condemned the deliveries as grossly irresponsible ulti sarah firth picks up this story. business secretary vince cable certainly going to be facing some tough questions over these revelations that the british
government has granted export licenses to open yet as yet unnamed british company now this first for a substance has to be sent to syria and it was the two so-called killed use substances and that was passive for their eyes and sodium fluoride and both these agents can be easily precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas or those export licenses granted by the department for business innovation and skills it's reported in january in the seventeenth and eighteenth there are going to be questions tabled in parliament willey one through and scrutinize exactly how these licenses for chemical agents that could be used in the types of weapons that the syrian government big accused of using on their own people who are granted a correspondent in london in syria itself the conflict rages on there's not going army operation and the ancient christian village of mother live reporting from
there all week which was. rebels a few days ago from all she was able to enter the village and we end with the help of the syrian army has got this report for us. we entered my little earth through its ancient gauge burnt and democrat in recent attacks shortly after the syrian army announces that most of the militants were pushed back signs of the recent battle and destruction a river where we were told to move fast and to follow the military is the cause result stopping or even slowing down there are some parts of the road where we have to speed up offices to fear they could be snipers around. we hear them shouting go go fast on one turn we suddenly stop. to understand. it's hard to understand exactly what happened we only hear a loud boom and feel the earth shake. we get out of the car to take a look around then outside our.
christian community all over the world now it is a battlefield look at this. and then we realized we have landed in the heart of this battle as some live bullets started flying around us we've ended model of village with the army but just just a few minutes later they told us to get back the militants launch an attack fire in and throw in explosives from the safety of high ground so that's what we're doing right now we're coming back to you to the entrance this is where. a car bomb exploded on wednesday morning and this is how it all started after a suicide attack militants mostly from a job by the looser group stormed in and since then clashes have been continuing for three days and you can see they are considered now soldiers firing shots back
but they can't even see enemy fighters who are cooped up in the hiding places. that the real militants in that mile of the now and in the us i fear hotel this is the mountaintop hotel which was my. brother told me up. front. but also from behind the mountains surrounding the ma lula village and that's is where the danger lies because the wrong many snipers and the wrong rocket grenades and the riaa warms mortarboard well as you can see the situation on the ground is very hard you can see that the army is recruited right now but this. is that. monday is it jay she changed dramatically because
this is the day when american congress starts debates on syria where. this country or not the decision made thousands of kilometers away from these battlefield will affect the set up at this military theater but exactly how it is not easy to predict. our t. from in syria. officials in afghanistan say nine out of fifteen people killed in nato as latest airstrikes were civilians including women and children the alliance though insists it's not aware of any collateral casualties saying only that ten militants were taken out in what they called a precision attack the taliban's meantime killed at least four afghan troops in a sort of intelligence office in a couple of pictures sitting on the news wall there now the aftermath of that this is all ahead of the show jill foreign troop withdrawal in twenty fourteen investigative journalist said begg says nato's presence is actually the main cause of the insurgency the civilian death toll shows us over the over
ten years that look nato is not winning in afghanistan that fighting militants is very very difficult and civilian casualties have been known to increase even though nato call these positions precision attacks are not very precise whether they are in afghanistan want to border regions of pakistan civilians are paying the cost of this war since the occupation started the taliban have seen an increase in support there it's almost that the movement has been revived civilians normal people are looking for someone to resist against the occupation and i think that as you see the increase of civilian casualties if people's brothers sisters fathers homes are destroyed people are murdered family members killed they will turn to those people that say look we can free you of this oppression. coming up the battle for moscow the results just coming in of started from america lection things are looking too
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matters to you breaking news a little turn to angles stories. so you hear. the spanish find out more visit. again any results are coming in from moscow's first marilyn lection in a decade the incumbent set of gays to be on the ends in facing a strong challenge from a position hopeful alexina valmy let's get a live update on how it's going out he go press can also see the kremlin tonight in a studio there high go again early days polls have been closed for just over three hours or so but some is going to disappointment in the novelli count judging by what we know. but essentially. well initially it was widely expected that acting
in the would most probably beat his main rival and candidate from the opposition i don't see enough money in this election and the question was and still very much is is this going to happen in the first round or will there be a second round taking place at this point we know that around thirteen percent of the ballots have been processed and the figures are right now that. managed to get around fifty four percent of the votes closer to fifty five percent while actually not by any standing at around one to forty percent but these figures are still very much will likely to change as a more ballots are processed and we also know that the voter turnout was around thirty two percent which is frankly much less than initially expected now this election is being monitored by eleven thousand observers many of them a large part of them are actually independent activists also web cameras were
installed over thirty six hundred polling stations across the whole city in an effort to ensure transparency this is the first time at moscow's choosing amir since two thousand and three so lots of attention is being paid to do how fair is going to be held throughout the course of the voting itself there were no reports of major violations but it's really the focus is really now on how these ballots are going to be counted since of that's what's really going to decide whether or not a second round will be there and that will only happen if neither candidate manages to pass with a fifty percent mark now six candidates are taking part in this election but clearly the main rivals are acting bad and and. now for mr sobran and he's already been in charge of the city for over two years now but for i don't see now why this is really his first attempt. at such a high political post he is quite a controversial figure in russia partially due to his connection with the
nationalist he did become one of the leaders of the opposition movement during last year's wave of mass protest he's also known due to his anti corruption online projects but in july he himself was found guilty of investment and sentenced to five years behind bars he was released. on bail many analysts actually say that that didn't only allow him to take part in the selection but also may have served as additional publicity misson i mean is planning to appeal that sentence after the election he was also saying that no matter what the outcome of the vote would be he's already received the green light from the authorities to hold a rally on monday in central moscow to meet with his supporters but once again at this point only thirty thirty nine percent rather of the ballots have been processed and we are waiting for the final results in the final figures already go for now. let's take a look see what our online team got lined up for you tonight squirreling away hard
work as they are twenty four seventh's if your smartphone owner beard and by phone android blackberry whatever your security settings and know much for the n.s.a. to get a lot of clicks to my website it seems the n.s.a. is fully capable of accessing your data if you want to read up more about that we've got the story arc c dot com. that was the jubilant scene echoing across tokyo as the city was awarded the twenty twenty summer olympics leaving rival istanbul behind full footage of the celebrations reaction of other countries can be found on the web site of our team's new video agency that is called roughly the website roughly don't even. a british firm speak revealed as the brains behind invasive spying software which allows clients including governments to get limitless surveillance access to people's computers gamma international was named in the latest wiki leaks tranche of so-called spy files this last week exposing close ties between intelligence
agencies and private i.t. contracts as polyploid has got the story. say goodbye to the days of super sleuth skagit. to invade a person's privacy listening to their phone calls and internet activity and e-mails . three reveals that it's british companies that are pioneering the technology this is a promotional video. surveillance software program that the technology can be installed inside an internet server which in turn allows the government to infect. the country with spyware. and that includes. install.
behind me all international headquarters from where the company develops and capability. anyone's smart phone. reporters without borders have named the company one of the corporate enemies of the internet. the technology is marketed. as a way of identifying and catching serious criminals but human rights campaigners say that the software is regularly sold to repressive political regimes where the definition of criminals can be somewhat different as one human rights campaign found out she says that gamma's finn spice was used to get her off to she took part in anti-government protests. for the service saying that they were
going to begin talks with the king of bahrain about the future of the country so i was in fact very untrue. very curious the manufacturer was government and national just opened my eyes to this other world surveillance technology monitoring so we know that british intelligence carries out this kind of activities and also allowing private the private sector to carry out these kind of activities for other foreign governments researches have identified by servers around the globe we saw a big charge against activists and journalists last year with all the servers all the spyware it appears to be used in another number of other countries such as turkmenistan carter we also found a sample of the spyware weapons by spyware that appeared to be targeted back to ethiopia the scary thing from our perspective is that this technology in chapter were created around the world without any sort of debris it may be the stuff of spine movies that campaign is say the british government needs to wake up and start
regulating who's hands in basic technology is falling into we need to start acting like the weapons that can be used online are exactly the same as the kind of weapons like bombs and guns that can be used to hurt people. are seen on. some of these mega had loads of brief tonight now independence day celebrations of spirals into chaos in brazil protesters flooded city centers across the country voicing their anger over rampant corruption and failing public services in rio police disperse crowds with tear gas and stun guns to try to prevent them from interrupting a military parade demonstration started back in june over the mismanagement of public for. protesters and police have clashed in greece is second largest city after another round of austerity rallies fighting broke out after the problems to deliver a speech promising that economic recovery was on its way as government backed firm austerity measures in a relentless push to try to get
a third bailout from international lenders those steps include tax hikes along with labor. keeton pension reforms. protesters of blocked roads leading to one of the world's largest arms fairs in london over thirteen hundred military and security companies will be displaying their hardware at the event set to launch tomorrow monday place were called in to manage the situation but no clashes have been reported and the war groups say the fair encourages sells to countries with poor human rights records. so you keep abreast of all of stories twenty four seventh's not by t.v. it. up next we invite you to meet the russian man who has adopted more than thirty orphans and is encouraging others to follow his example good money go to story next . many gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as
a means of protesting the homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are they putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be put out by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders would take a closer look at the labels they would see that exported stoli is produced and bold in latvia by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the n.p.t. deep group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smirnoff which is british owned and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself we did support the american worker people of the panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month
but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is legal in russia and is punishable in many. other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if people really wanted to affectively boycott any country with any laws even a hint thing against homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and so on and so on that is a vastly more difficult proposition than pouring american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion.
the bible says many times that god is the father of all those abandoned by their mothers and fathers. he's their father. i'm sure he called me to serve these children. i didn't know how to feed them. i borrowed money a ten percent interest a month. one day i came home totally depressed. i fell into bed and at around midnight i heard a voice. it was strong powerful and yet very tender it said these are my children i'll give you you what.