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choose. the syrian government complete the handover of chemical weapons data to a hague based watchdog says its approach to. play by the rules. european diplomats and rights activists. in the west bank giving a thought about international law. is now one year until scotland decides whether to ditch the united kingdom but as the days. of the oil peace. and. the release of students. street protest against. professor.
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just past midnight this is all a t. with international news coming. the international chemical weapons watchdog says that the syrian government has complied with its promise and heard over the last remaining details of its toxic arsenal to the agency now this comes as part of syria's chemical disarmament plan how modeled by russia and washington last week. has the details moscow's has fulfilled its obligation to send all the documents regarding its chemical stockpile to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or the p.c. w. now of course the w. has to work out a framework in order to deal with the procedures of the disarmament of syria they were supposed to hold a meeting on that on sunday but they have found that indefinitely of course that
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was before it became known that damascus has already sent the entire package of documents needed to all be c.w. so we'll have to wait and see exactly what will transpire now but at the united nations it is slated to hold a discussion in new york in the coming week in order to devise a deal hammered out between moscow and washington. geneva according to bad deal damascus has until the middle of two thousand and fourteen in order to completed disarmament program now there is of course some difficulties involved there with it and that is the fact that the chemical stockpiles of the syrian chemical stockpiles are actually distributed between various points in the country and not all of those parts are controlled entirely by the official damascus and of course there is also some disagreements when it comes to the wording of the potential u.n. resolution where is london washington and paris that want to see the threat of
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military intervention be included in the provisions of the potential u.n. resolution that moscow says such a provision would be counterproductive the head of russian presidential administrations have given also when speaking in stockholm earlier on saturday said that russia is not going to veto any u.n. resolution on syria out of principle but he said that there is absolutely no excluding the possibility of russia changing its stance we are not protecting the syrian government we are protecting the international and even future for example talking no fair ridiculous and you pathetically but it will become sure russia will become sure that for example. we might change your position but so far we don't have such evidence but again russia has been adamant about about the necessity of the diplomatic solution of the syrian crisis and has been pushing the syrian government towards the discussion table russia has done its part
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under the russian american initiative on may seventh we have secured damascus commitment to send to geneva conference. american partners so far failed to do the same in the talks with the opposition it also looks like according to sergei ivanov that the syrian opposition doesn't seem to be so interested in getting to the discussion table on top of that it is notoriously dishrag mantid with some inner scuffles happening sporadically over the past several years as a matter of fact and also we must not forget about the fact that there are also numerous groups within syria itself which are fighting supposedly for the opposition but at the same time they are openly affiliated with al qaida and of course issued a military involvement being in fact put in place by states such as the united states or france or the united kingdom of course that would mean a complete and total mayhem in syria something which has we we have already seen
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happening in countries such as libya and although the u.s. might apparently push more moderate rebels towards the negotiating table it's not in control of those fourteen government troops now that's according to syrian political analyst. who we spoke to a little earlier. they have they do have an influence or they seem to have an influence on the politicians who say they represent to the syrian opposition or to form the syrian opposition or some of them at least because they're definitely fragmented but where america doesn't really have much leverage is on the forces on the ground those who carry on with it's very messy and already have seen probably this sort of agreement as a threat to their existence why would they comply we've seen them destabilize a lot of agreements or a few agreements that have been reached before throughout the u.n. framework for example the brain or coffee iran's plan so is it really the
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americans you know is it in their capability to push them for going to geneva talks we don't know i think this will have to be done through the major regional players or patterns like the saudis and like the turks and those people actually control more of the forces on the ground because they are the ones who are supplying them with fund with intelligence and with military equipment much more than the americans aren't doing. well the e.u. is sounding the alarm over the influx of refugees from syria want to fish will say the stream of asylum seekers has been manageable so far there are fears that as the conflict drags on the numbers of those fleeing will swell among those concerned the most are italy and belgariad well italy has already accepted four thousand six hundred refugees this year and is preparing for sixteen thousand more bug area says it's struggling to cope with more than the two thousand it has taken in and has even asked the e.u. for help so far this year most asylum requests to be made in sweden with four
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thousand seven hundred followed by germany with four thousand five hundred and france has received seven hundred requests so far now britain says it's not planning to take in syrian refugees offering financial aid to other block members instead with the asylum system put under such pressure some states are urging a review however most insist they could be no easing of asylum rules. israel is investigating accusations it's all the moultrie to the group of european diplomats and human rights activists in the west bank on friday they were accompanying an aid convoy route to a palestinian village that had previously been demolished by israel soldiers also seized one of the trucks as moral events have caused such fury the video has just been released showing israeli soldiers manhandling a group of european diplomats as they tried to bring supplies emergency aid as well as tents in a truck to
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a community of bad winds living in the west bank this particular community just a few days earlier had their homes destroyed by the israeli army if you look at the video you can see the diplomats being surrounded by huge group of israeli soldiers as one french diplomat later complained she was physically dragged from the truck she was forced to the ground without any kind of a guard to force her diplomatic immunity not the idea of her said that it is launching a probe but at the same time the army has said that this was a provocation and also to quote the idea of a disturbance of the peace the e.u. diplomats deny this they say that there was a blatant disregard for international law that they were physically manhandled and at the same time to quote them what happened was shocking and outrageous the e.u. diplomats saying that the israeli army has a moral responsibility that is also bound by international law to look after the as well as a certain people who are living in occupied territory now at the same time
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we're talking here about a community of bad ones this is one of three communities that in the last six weeks has seen it has its homes destroyed and earlier the israeli high court will that this particular community which is known as the kid a bit community comprising some one hundred twenty people were living illegally on larry. that was israeli and as such they gave the order for the israeli army to bulldoze their homes their kindergarten as well as their stables but the argument from the community as indeed has been the argument from other bedwyn communities who have faced a similar type of scenario is that they have nowhere else to go they've been living on the land for generations and that the land is also needed as herding ground and valen for their cattle to graze in the same street that is their source of livelihood they will attempt earlier in the week by the e.u. to try and assist this community falling trees day and wednesday they did manage to
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reach the community they managed to put up some tents but these were later taken down by the israeli army can also hearing from european union diplomats who were involved in this unfortunate incident is that what israel is doing is not helpful to negotiations let me remind you that just last month the israelis and palestinians off to a three year hiatus returned to the negotiating table and certainly in these kind of incidents are not going to do anything to push the peace process forward. reporting that major parties in germany are making their final pitch for votes and the chancellor merkel is a shoo in to win one little known group is tipped to put a spanner in the works when political wrangling to form a coalition government begins now that is coming up shortly here on r.t. . but first there's no listen a year to go before the scottish independence vote and supporters are marking the dates with a mass march through the northern capital edinburgh but even though time is ticking
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it's far from clear which way the vote will swing separatists a huge oil reserves will guarantee the country's fortunes while london says the north and south a better off together on the surface reports now from the scottish cup. see a flag here. in dependence rally underway in thousands of people turning out in this procession going through the streets were lend to hello well have talked for the scottish first minister alex salmond earlier on i was talking to the head of the campaign jenkins he said that there is still a long way to go well in fact when they mark one year to go till the eighteenth of september twenty fourth. will be asked to vote yes or no is it beggars belief to me why people would want the government for to make decisions about themselves you know we've given government we've got to get work policies
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that they dictate and that doesn't seem like a democracy to me there's a lot of risk i think today is about a show of confidence today is about the people saying we're not afraid to a lot of the no campaign or the better together campaign has been very negative. the people of scotland just say we're not afraid we are a strong independent nation we will take the opportunities that are there and. a lot of people have come here with their children it's a family event and you can see the crowds coming down with their signs one of the signs i was reading earlier saying yes takes courage well it certainly does this going to take a look moving courage to get the amount that they need to see scotland become an independent country and there are some big questions this still need to be on everything the flavor of it today thousands of people fighting outside that support
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the independent i think it's a natural majority for the panthers because people believe the nation more than not if you ask people on the economy to be run for a little bit you want so security way to be run from the problem one would you want to cite. myself on the plate and a lot of the people see. these decisions for scotland to be made in scotland if you believe things together you that's a yes vote for independence because in order to fully implement them so well for them to decide but i don't know what time a beautiful country can timely by nuclear weapons we have today because the systems that is what independence is if it became independent tomorrow would become the most prosperous country in the e.c.b. so scotland is a strong country economically the real question is can we use that economic strength to build a more just society will struggle on attendance let's say the scottish independence
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rally today or this campaign gets questioned on if the detail is take the more hard he will be provided when the government publishes its white paper on independence and no uganda these people here have already made that mindset but what this referendum will rest on is the last chunk of the population that's according to the polls will remain as yet undecided. the british government and unions have no shortage of reasons as to why scotland should stay among them is the argument that the north as a small country simply wouldn't be able to make it on its own oil or not but adam ramsey coeditor of the our kingdom u.k. political blog find that argument insulting gotten has got the same population the denmark about its big country than norway in fact if you look at a list of countries by population in the world scotland is right in the middle it's the same size as the median country so i mean the idea that
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a normal sized country can't survive is insulting to all those other smaller countries who do very well and certainly i mean it's obvious that can be very well it's a very very rich country for the richest country on earth clear and i don't see any good reason to see what's gotten couldn't make it like denmark. and george eaton he's editor of the studies blog at the new statesman he's against the independent spirit i spoke to him earlier and he told us that the cultural and economic ties between scotland and britain are just too ingrained i think an independent scotland would certainly be economically viable but i think the wider arguments for why the rest of the you can scotland are better off together outweigh the arguments put forward by the nationalist side the cultural and social ties between scotland and england and the rest of the rest of you can be incredibly vital and important part of our history and i think we i think you that something will be diminished where
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scotland become an independent country i think it's quite sensible to devolve greater powers to scotland in the future by doing the see the need for it to become an entirely its own foreign policy its own embassies and so on. the life here in moscow with the twenty four hours a day coming up after the break we look at what is behind iran's plan to edge diplomatically closer to the united states that and other stories to follow. well. science technology innovation all the developments around russia we've. covered wealthy british style.
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markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's culture for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines two kinds of reports. he's continues here in r.t. the u.s. is cautiously moving towards iran which has offered to discuss its controversial nuclear program the white house has said it is ready to talk as long as is willing
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to prove its atomic ambitions are strictly limited to civilian use historian and investigative journalist gareth porter explain to me why the international community is so hopeful about rouhani wells. brawny is different and his history with the nuclear issue in iran is really quite clear there's a very dramatic story here that i have been researching for my own book on the iranian nuclear program what i call the nuclear scare. because when when he took over as the person in charge of the nuclear issue the policy as well as the go she ations for the supreme leader in two thousand and three it was a situation where the iranian policy really did have some ambiguity about it when rouhani came in in two thousand and three to that position of coordinator he immediately took action which ended. sent
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a circular route saying that all research that had to do with the nuclear issue had to be reported in in full to the central government and he also made it clear that there could not be any more research that had to do with nuclear weapons. dozens of academics at city university new york a banking protest against the appointment of the former cia chief david petraeus as a teacher that they saw the petition for charges to be dropped against sixty during street protest videos emerged showing police beating up the activists while detaining them. four star general and former cia director david petraeus recently began his new career here in the big apple as an adjunct professor for the new york city public university. but his attendance has been met with rock criticism from students faculty and staff members who say they don't want their college to host the man over wars drone strikes and alleged torture
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tactics in the middle east now for the past few weeks this anti professor could trade his movement has been gaining traction recently to the sell me that they're on their campaign has been met with heavy handed tactics from the new york city police department there was this week about seventy five people marching right around here across from where professor was allegedly attending a fundraiser and that's when a fight broke out between new york city police officers and protesters cops who videotaped trying to barricade the activists who then spilled out onto the streets witnesses say students were slammed against the vehicles and onto the pavement by the cops eventually six people were arrested and have been charged with obstruction of governmental administration raju resisting arrest and disorderly conduct twenty
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four year old denise ford is among the six. that were arrested during the protest and spent twenty eight hours in police custody she joins me now to talk about her experience to tell me what led to your arrest i believe some of the. why would you be targeting the police already you know who they were going to run and then i mean they pushed us into the streets and we just started from there where they grabbed one of my comrades about like seven to fifteen pounds slammed his head against the car and were just on top of so then i went to try to help him out and with in the process i ended up pulling him between two cars on to the back of my head then up proceeded to get up and then when i looked at a back of me is another about. they
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picked up a shirt. and a plain clothes officer just take. blow to his children and then the cop just came and. told me that and then just. i believe this is also an intimidation tactic used by the n.y.p.d. why is it that so many people are so odd. with his new position as a visiting professor at what he would say is what we're getting it's not a scary business and. capital of. war. dozens of academics have signed on to a petition calling for all charges against the six cuny students to be dropped in the interim according to reports a growing number of staff and faculty members are also calling on america's former intelligence chief to resign from his position as
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a visiting professor reporting from new york. r.t. . islam is. the center of kenya's capital has left at least thirty nine and dozens injured. rifles the forces are alleged to ordered all muslims out saying only nonbelievers would be targeted officials say that for government to be arrested and that one has died from his wings the somali based militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. at least seventy two people have now been declared dead in a series of blasts in the shiite muslim stronghold of southern city in baghdad a car bomb was set off near funeral and when security forces a medics arrived at the scene another explosion occurred and a police station north of baghdad was attacked claiming the lives of six officers more than five and a half thousand people have been killed in sectarian violence and to start the. chancellor angela merkel looks set to win
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a third term when germans go to the polls for a parliamentary election on sunday germany has largely managed to dodge the economic problems that have crippled a number of its european neighbors but many of its citizens are bitter at the kleine in personal spending power and a rising in secure part time work on all of it has been it's billed as europe's economic success story but german voters feel the country is split between the haves and the have nots germans are rich yeah ten percent of germans are the only fifty to sixty percent of all the capital and the gap is getting bigger. our society is divided there are places in germany like here in boston that are so poor the streets are industry pair and the theaters have to shut down this town is broke for most people the financial situation isn't good which isn't the image many of germany's european partners have of the federal republic. i think if you were to
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ask someone from spain they would tell you germany is an economic land of milk and honey but that just isn't the case perhaps thirty years ago after reunification and the pressures of staying competitive globally those days are gone. one of the ways germany has stayed competitive is by trying to keep wages low. and plenty of spaniards and greeks who come to berlin looking for work they are scandalized by how low our pay is it's not enough to survive it. in the run up to this election the main opposition has campaigned on a platform of introducing a minimum wage of eighty year old fifty per hour the current german government has dismissed those calls i believe merkel's party insists that the introduction of a minimum wage would destroy job creation however these people here are saying they just want a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. we need a minimum wage here and it has to be at a level that people can live on to provide for their families and there are so many
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jobs around that barely enough so you can survive i think eight fifty proposed by the s.d.p. is too low i think it should be closer to twelve per hour. so cold many jobs have also grabbed voters' attention ahead of sunday's ballot almost a quarter of the workforce are employed in these part time and often low paid jobs meaning jobs are no good if you can contribute to a pension was four hundred euro these days everyone in the family has to work i sit with my roommate we realized we make to a little cash it's a case of either we give up our studies and find more work or we lose our flat whoever comes out on top from sunday's ballot is going to face the continuing task of keeping germany's economy on track while at the same time trying to please a workforce which feels underpaid and under appreciated peter all of the r.t. germany. i think that with a nice team of morphine and just have
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a huff and puff and in the meantime examine the causes behind increasing amount of friendly fire in recent minute treat fighting that's coming your way after the break you're not here. we talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property and mediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food unless the state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out
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a lot of documents which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners birds like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion.
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thank. army grieve the loss of every soldier. his mother father brothers and wife will forever grieve as was. grief it was compounded by the failing of his arm and. we have a duty to all families of our fallen soldiers given the truth the best we know as fast as we can go and.


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