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she has the access to. the syrian government completes the handover of chemical weapons dated to a hague based watchdog while moscow says his approach to assad may change if he doesn't play by the rules. us fishel is demanding israel explain why its military seized a truck with emergency aid for palestinians and importantly mistreated european diplomats accompanying. dozens of people killed in an attack by suicide bombers on a funeral in a shiite neighborhood of baghdad the largest single assault on iraqi civilians this year. now less than a year until scotland decide whether or not to separate from the united kingdom but as the days wind down the rhetoric is ratcheting up with oil the centerpiece of the disagree.
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good to have you with us here on r t our top story this hour the international chemical weapons watchdog says the syrian government has complied with its promise and handed over the remaining details of its toxic arsenal to the agency this is part of syria's chemical disarmament plan hammered out by russia and the u.s. last week or so has the details. maskers 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 office of 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 a phone that indefinitely of course that was before it became known that damascus
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has already sent the entire package of documents needed to all b. c w so we'll have to wait and see exactly what will transpire now but the united nations is slated to hold a discussion in new york in the coming week in order to legitimize a deal hammered out between moscow and washington about a week ago in 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 that and that is the fact that the chemical stockpiles are 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 london washington and paris that want to see the threat of military intervention be included in the provisions of the potential u.n.
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resolution and moscow says such a provision would be counterproductive we had a russian presidential administrations to the north when speaking in stockholm earlier on saturday he 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're not protecting the syrian government we're protecting the international and even future for example. ridiculous and you pathetically but if we become sure russia will become sure that for example. we're 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 it has been pushing the syrian government towards the discussion table russia has done its spots under the russian
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american initiative on may seventh we have secured damascus commitment to send delegation to geneva conference. american partners so far failed to do the see 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 they should the 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 happening in countries such as libya or the us might push more moderate rebels
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toward the negotiating table syrian political analysts are what car things it's not in control of those that are fighting the government troops. they say they do have an influence or they seem to have a name for. the politicians who see the router's into the syrian opposition or they form the syrian opposition or some of them at least because they are definitely fragmented but there are three doesn't really have much leverage is on the forces on the ground those who carry on with me see and believe see 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. . a framework for us to break. so is it really the americans you know it is in their capability to push for going to geneva
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talks we don't know i think this will have to be done through the major regional players or private ones like the saudis and like the turks and those people actually control 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 are doing. at the e.u. sounding the alarm over the influx of refugees from syria while officials say the stream of asylum seekers has been manageable so far there are fears that as the conflict continues the number of those fleeing the nation will swell among those most concerned italy and bold kariya italy's already accepted some forty six hundred refugees this year readying for about sixteen thousand more while garia says it's struggling to cope with a more than two thousand it's already taken in and even as the e.u. for help so far this year most asylum requests have been made to sweden with forty seven hundred then germany with forty five hundred and seven hundred requests have been submitted to france britain says it's not planning to take in syrian refugees
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offering financial aid to the other members of the bloc instead with the syria with the asylum system put under such strain some states are urging a review but most insist there can be no easing of asylum rules. officials are demanding israel explain why its security forces confiscated emergency aid for palestinians on friday idea of troops apparently manhandled a group of e.u. diplomats and seized a truck with supplies they were accompanying the aid in for the inhabitants of the west bank better when villages demolished by israeli authorities or his balls earlier has more 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 a community of bed when 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
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as one french diplomat later complained she was physically dragged from the truck she was forced to the ground without any kind of a god to fall for diplomatic immunity not the idea of has 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 them as well as assist people who are living in occupied territory now at the same time 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
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this particular community which is known as the kid a bit maku community comprising some one hundred twenty people were living illegally on land that was is. and as such they gave the order for the israeli army to bulldoze the homes they kinda garden as well as the stables but the argument from the community as indeed has been the argument from a babe in communities who have faced a similar type of scenario is that they have nowhere else to go they've been living on this inland for generations and that the land is also needed as being ground and that and for they cattle to graze in the same street that is the source of livelihood they will attend in the week by the e.u. to try and assist this community volunteers day and wednesday they did manage to reach the community they managed to put up some tents but these were laid to taken down by the israeli army also hearing from european union diplomats who were involved in this unfortunate incident is that what israel is doing is not helpful
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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 so these kind of incidents are not going to do anything to push the peace process forward chance for a breakthrough in the talks suffered another setback as a palestinian confessed into luring into a field then killing a twenty year old israeli soldier whose body was found earlier in the west bank the man had been hoping to exchange his corpse for the release of his brother who's jailed in an israeli prison for taking part in a number of terror attacks. at least ninety six people now declared dead in a series of blasts in a shiite muslim stronghold in baghdad in the deadliest assault on civilians this year the majority killed in that attack by suicide bombers on a funeral in the densely populated shiite neighborhood of solder city in the country's capital and you were activists richard becker from the answer coalition thinks the u.s. toppling of saddam hussein allowed sectarian violence to get
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a foothold in iraq. the fundamental cause of the ongoing violence in iraq is the us invasion and occupation which tore iraqi society apart and in which at the time of the occupation the us occupiers favored certain groups in the population against others demolish the state that existed and said in that place in it's place we are going to give you something new and better democratic and wonderful and in fact the tearing apart of iraqi society back in two thousand and three. is still. reaping the kind of consequences that we saw the horrible consequences that we saw in iraq and i think that. responsibility for this good blame for this has never. been attributed in the mainstream media in the united states to those who are responsible and that is those who created this war the bush administration and all
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of its agents still to come here on our team at the city university of new york academic stage a mass rally angry over the appointment of former cia director david petraeus to the faculty at full story still to come. but first the u.s. willing to revive its diplomatic relations with iran but only if the islamic republic proves its nuclear program is strictly civilian and a statement by the white house washington didn't rule out the possibility that the two countries' leaders could meet on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly next week historian and journalist gareth porter though says that it's yet to be seen if the u.s. is ready to move toward diplomacy. when president obama was first elected he was committed to a very far reaching diplomatic engagement with iran but we know now that in fact his policy was much different from what it was being presented to the world's people at that time and in fact he was not committed to trying to reach
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a agreement with iran in the short run he was putting off any serious diplomatic engagement so i think it's very difficult to say on the basis of statements issued by the white house at this point whether there is going to be or has been a shift in u.s. diplomacy toward really being willing to make the kind of concessions that are going to have to be made specifically with regard to the economic sanctions against iran that that has to be on the table it has to be a major part of if not all the economic sanctions that are going to be. on the table for a agreement to be reached. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe in kenya islam is still in control of a shopping center in the country's capital nairobi where they killed thirty nine people earlier officials confirmed it two french and two canadian citizens among
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the victims violence erupted after militants arm with grenades and automatic weapons attack the building targeting non muslims security forces launched a counterattack killing at least two of the government and somalia based militant group al shabaab claimed responsibility saying the assault was in response to the presence of kenyan forces in somalia five hostages have so far been released though an unknown number of people remain trapped inside more than two hundred ninety people have gotten treatment in three area hospitals. though the death toll from two massive storms in mexico has risen to more than one hundred sixty eight still missing numbers of arisen after a landslide partially buried a remote village near the country's pacific coast two hurricanes ingrid and man well of continued to wreak havoc and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from the area. a person wearing the uniform of security forces has killed three u.s. troops in afghanistan the report attack of the attack reportedly happened inside an
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army base near the border with pakistan in the paki a province a frontline in fighting with the taliban and other militants afghan soldiers shot the assailant dead more than two thousand since two thousand and seven more than one hundred nato troops have been killed in similar attacks. dozens of academics at the city university of new york backing protests against the appointment of former cia chief david petraeus to the school's faculty sign a petition for charges to be dropped against six students arrested during an earlier street protest video emerged showing police roughing up activists while detaining them are. more 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 known as but his attendance has been met with broad criticism from students faculty and staff members who say they don't want their college to host the man who oversaw the 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 try his movement has been gaining traction recently activists held me that they're on their campaign has been met with heavy handed tactics from the new york city police department no wonder this week about seventy five people were marching right around here across the street from not building where professor petraeus 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 riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct twenty
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four year old denise ford is among the six students that were arrested during the protest and spent twenty eight hours in police custody she joins me now to talk about her experience denise tell me what led to your arrest i believe some of us were. he targeted the police already you know. and then i mean they pushed us into the streets and they just started from there with they grabbed one of my palmer about like seven to fifteen pounds slammed his head against the car and we're just all on top of so then i went to try to help him and within. two callers on the back of my head. to get up and then when i looked at a back of me is another. car on top of my other car.
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and a plain clothes officer just. like. to his children and then the cop just came and grabbed me for me. 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 i'm happy with his new position as a visiting professor and what he thinks is what we're getting it's not these characters it's what he represents and leads to the capital of. war. dozens of academics have signed on to a petition calling for all charges against the six 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 a visiting professor reporting from new york. to go before the scottish
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independence vote and supporters marking the day with a mass march through the northern capital edinburgh where the clock is ticking unclear still which way the vote will swing separatists a huge oil reserves will guarantee the country's fortunes london says the north and south are better off. together artists are a fourth reports whether see a flag here the scottish independence rally underway in as a burst thousands of people turning out in this procession going through the streets were lens on calton hello well have won 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 wednesday mark one year to go till the eighteenth of september twenty fourth seeing when scottish faces will be asked to vote yes or no is it beggars belief to me why people would want the government for to make
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decisions about themselves you know they didn't government get worse as you say policies 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 of scotland who saying we're not afraid. a lot of the no campaign or the better together campaign has been very negative. people of scotland just saying 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 signs one of the signs i was reading earlier saying yes takes courage well it certainly does this going to take a look more than courage to get the amount that they need to see scotland's become an independent country and there are some big questions this still need to be
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answered i think it's a natural majority for the palace because people believe scholes the nation more than not if you ask people. from. the joint so security way to be run from london would you want to cite. the cells. political ploy. people see in these. people these decisions for scotland to be made in scope and if you do these things together you that's a yes vote for independence because in all the people that want to be wealthy and to decide but i don't know what a beautiful country contaminated by nuclear weapons we have to davy's the systems that is what independence is if it became independent to morrow would become the most post this country in the. scotland is a strong country economically the real question is can we use the economic strength to build a more just society will struggle audit pendants. the scottish independence rally
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today for this campaign gets questioned on if the detail it takes the more cards 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 cost chunk of the population that's according to the polls will remain as yet undecided. are heading for. the british government and unionists have no shortage of reasons as to why scotland though should stay among them the argument that the north is a small country simply wouldn't be able to make it stop make it on its own oil or not adam ramsey coeditor of the our kingdom u.k. political blog finds that argument insulting. goldman's got the same population the . big country the no way 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 a normal sized country can't survive is insulting to all those other smaller
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countries who do very well and certainly i think obvious the county very well it's a very very rich country for the richest country on earth there and i don't see any good reason to see why scotland couldn't make it. more stories on line for you including this hand to hand combat guerrilla warfare typically conducted by men but some russian women have started training to become special forces troops and are in motion page at r.t. dot com footage of them going through military training. slavery simulation students that when you were a school forced to act as slaves pretending to be sold at auction during history lesson out of field trip to our website for more. a few hours germans will head to the polls to vote for a new parliament with chancellor on the merkel looking set to win a third term under her lead the country is largely managed to dodge the economic worries that have crippled a number of its european neighbors many german citizens say they are better of over
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a decline in disposable income and arise an unstable part time work or computer offer has more it's billed as europe's economic success story the german votes is feeling country is split between the haves and the have not. germans are rich yeah ten percent of germans are. fifty to sixty percent of all the capital and the gap is getting bigger our society is divided your polices in germany like hearing that are so poor the streets are in disrepair and the theatres have to shut down this town is broke for most people the financial situation isn't good which isn't the image many of jimmie's european partners have of the federal republic. i think if you were to 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
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. one of the ways germany has stayed competitive is by trying to keep wages low and plenty of spain ers and greeks who come to berlin looking for work they are scandalized by how low our pay is it's not enough to survive 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'm glad 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 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 called many jobs have
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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. some germans concerned about their financial situation but business and government consultant christoph horst all things the major parties are worried about a level of apathy among the electorate people in germany by
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a large numbers very frustrated so frustrated that all the media are coming out these days with you know please take part in the elections go to or go to vote don't stay at home the government is very clearly afraid the whole system in germany is afraid that more than fifty percent of the germans could abstain and that would be a very bad sign for the system obviously right now many germans i would move that they would be ready to you know vote for dirty or donkey to get rid of the euro eighty percent of the germans don't want to pay any. more tax payers hard earned money into supporting the road to currency euro coming up continuing our examination to the causes behind increasing amounts of friendly fire in recent military operations after a short break. technology
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innovation all these developments around russia. the future covered. olympos lim lim. clint. the speed. of her. mum will. ultimately. be
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