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well chris says that the united states will be fully to blame for any response it decides to give to new u.n. sanctions accusing washington of using the international body to isolate pyongyang . nationwide protests in france turned violent as people throw projectiles and flares to counter your micron's new labor law that's due to come into effect in a week's time. with islamic states territory in syria crumbling the race is on to retake oil fields from the terrorists with russian assisted and u.s.
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backed forces both closing it. for good evening to you my name is neil harvey you're watching international north korea says that washington will be fully to blame for the response it decides to give to new u.n. sanctions speaking at a news conference the d.p. r. k. s. envoy to russia accused the u.s. of using the u.n. security council to isolate pyongyang after a new resolution on tougher measures against the state was adopted unanimously in new york earlier we got more details from our correspondents medina cochon of. speaking at a news conference said the north korea shan forty two russia accused the u.s. of using the security council as an instrument to isolate.
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the latest sanctions imposed by the u.n. security council a result of the heinous u.s. attempts to isolate and suffocating talk country. place in violation of our sovereignty that's why we totally reject and condemn these sanctions and he also added that washington is trying to shift the blame for instigating townshend's on the korean peninsula is sad that so the u.s. is wrong if it believes that its north korea would change its position after this new wave of sanctions. we've been under u.s. sanctions for ten years it was the u.s. that instigated the u.n. security council come up with more resolutions on sanctions against north korea so we're used to living in such conditions and we still managed to achieve everything we wanted if washington things will bend under these new measures and change our position it's luzhin to now all this was released after the un security council unanimously adopted a resolution which was trapped by the u.s.
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to impose tougher sanctions on feeling it had of the vote at the security council north korea warning that should this resolution pass pyongyang would response to with q. action and in a statement which was released on the state media platform the foreign ministry said that if the u.s. does rig up a legal and unlawful resolution it would respond in kind specifically it was sad that the measures that north korea will take in response to these sanctions will cost the u.s. the greatest pain and suffering he had ever gone through and it's history but go to new york now and get very reaction from the states. is in the u.s. for a scale of what is it then in the. lucian the design good pyongyang so much it's important to know that there is anger coming from north korea despite the fact that this resolution is somewhat watered down than the want to original circulated by the
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united states the draft first circulated by the usa included a full oil and natural gas embargo against north korea that section was removed now the new resolution the one that was passed it simply caps the amount of oil and natural gas that north korea can import furthermore the original draft of the resolution specifically targeted kim jong un the leader of north korea it would ban him from traveling at a travel ban and it would have frozen his international assets and that section of the resolution would just drop completely the resolution that was passed was much more mild than the one that was proposed by the united states and it's interesting to note that we've heard an interesting change in tone coming from u.s. leaders let's take a listen they will be met with fire fury the shield stands guard. and the sword stands ready a massive military response the response both objective and overwhelming nuclear
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threats show that he is begging for war. we are not looking for a war the north korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return if it agrees to stop its nuclear program it can reclaim its future if it proves it can live in peace the world will live in peace with quite a dramatic change in tone from u.s. leaders but now it's north korea not the united states that seems somewhat reluctant to sit down at the negotiating table. protests have turned violent in paris where people have taken to the streets to vent their anger at the president's labor reforms they come into effect in a week's time four thousand separate strikes almost two hundred rallies of wrote major cities across the country from norms to say projectiles and flares have been thrown by the crowds.
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the atmosphere has definitely changed i spoke to just an hour ago it was pretty jovial i was in amongst the fun fact protesters clowns entertainers and now we've seen projectiles go off lez being thrown and we've just been approached by somebody wearing a mosque saying you know you need to be really careful because there are people there who could break television equipment who don't like journalists well this demonstration today was billed as emmanuel mind runs found to sum up by one of the
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newspapers here in front of the fust large demonstrations to hit the streets of paris since he was elected president earlier this year and it's all to do with the changes he wants to implement to the french. he wants to make it easier for companies to be able to hire and fire because he wants to shake up the labor market in order to tackle france's stubbornly high unemployment rate he thinks that pushing through these changes will fix that moral dilemma the trade unions to all the dead set against it now late last week the french president. again proposed changes to the no cynics lakas on the extremist. speaking a little bit earlier on he had this to say about the gaffe that he may age.
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i his was a bid to attach the offices of fact based world oil on the fire they galvanized lots more people to get out and fueling these demonstrations we've seen plenty of posts as talking about being slashed his slack is of the world unite and has hit the streets and people here saying that they'll fight to the end as against this new law take a listen to what some of the workers we spoke to had to say. this lowers anti social because this. is. the body of the world this law doesn't provide workers with rights to work it doesn't give privileges in both the public and the private sector as we defend the interests of workers what conditions retirement should be for the draft or thanks eighteen million workers the majority of french workers will significantly limit their rights to make it easier to find people when it's not justified. it's about oil which is harmful for us this would leave us without
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any more guarantees of any action today was called by one of france's biggest trade unions we've seen public sector workers private workers people what the french rail company traffic control is even lawyer whom did great testing previous french presidents have tried to push through similar reforms but it has never worked because demonstrations like this again momentum and just like earlier this year on different swara launch many of these street protests got violent say today is really being billed as a showdown between a pro-business president who says that he has a strong mandate to implement these reforms these things pretty confident he jetted off to the caribbean to the french dependencies that deal with the fallout of hurricane mr man you want one isn't even in front so you face these demonstrates is the trade unions of course you see this as their last chance to change sure but
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also this law before it's finally ratified in the coming weeks. from the scene of violent protests in the past his quick reminder. paul smith is an expert in french politics at the u.k.'s not a game university says it's too early to tell if we'll be up to the challenge it's the same as we've seen over the last ten years the trade union movement or at least
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part of it in france likes to mobilize people and there's a sense that these these changes of radical but i think what we need to what we need to look at very carefully is just how many people really want this test is being seen as a what today is being seen as is a test of the strength of opposition and also the strength of one of the trade union which the main trade union that that called the action today the c g t it really remains to be seen whether over the months to come whether this government unlike its predecessors is able not only to talk the talk but she to walk the walk and that's to say to deliver the reforms it wants to deliver. the syrian army breaking the siege of their resort islamic states hold over the country is rapidly collapsing only fifteen percent of syria remains under the terror group's control now and that no longer includes any major cities now this is all according to russia's defense ministry which also says that this week alone four hundred fifty
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terrorists were killed and a large amount of key isolette infrastructure including ammunition depots were destroyed and all ten tons of humanitarian aid have been delivered to the previously besieged terrorists or. and it seems that u.s. backed kurdish militias are also heading there but from a different direction artie's course from deliberate trenka looks at what's at stake as the two anti terror forces close in on each other. what has the. american led coalition in northern syria been up to lately rocko short thing but there's more here's this weekend statement by the guys in charge of an hard to resolve syrian coalition commences offensive tools don't resume. their resort it's only the biggest city in the country's east which just had its blockade broken either you are god. fearing government troops are already inside doing the d.
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isolating so why would the coalition get involved. it was a mistake quick correction the coalition's on the way to boot islamic state out of the hub or river valley not quite their ads or but just to the north of the city all sort it keep reading the precipitous mistakenly released an unapproved drove regarding the fight in the river valley the draft indicated that. a moment to resume this is not the case i thought first of all they were meant to be anti eisel forces we have very little to do with syria other than killing isis many times in the studio of explain the great strategic importance of controlling their resort and the state islamic state will find itself and if they lose it a different perspective there's still plenty of oil around this area once. you get it but even before islamic state gets fully erased from the map of syria government
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troops may well come across coalition forces or vice versa trust me this potential proxy conflict would be formidable to say the least earlier this year the pro-government forces were hit by u.s. air strike at least five times in the deserts of southeast syria just because they happened to turn up in the wrong place at the wrong time the united states conducted strikes against two technical vehicles later this morning after the. first incident the united states also shot down a suspected pro regime drone speaking of sudden clashes breaking out as various anti arsal forces come together just recently ended north american troops along with kurdish units came under fire by the turkish backed rebels the ones that love the kurds well when it comes to the east watch this space as it gets a bit crowded there is. a huge trove of blank syrian
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passports has been stolen from the country's government germany's or thirty's say that over eleven thousand of the mind of fallen into the hands of islamic state are being fake passports give the terrorists easy access to europe these peter oliver has the story. eleven thousand blank syrian passports could be in the hands of isis starts according to an investigation that was carried out by the build on sunday newspaper citing documents from the german police and from the german interior ministry wants filled in with a person's details these passports codes allow terrorists to and to europe undetected using a valid passport disguising themselves as refugees developments in connection with the refugee situation has shown that terrorist organizations they using the opportunity to smuggle potential attackers all supporters into europe in germany undetected fake or altered passports are mostly used for illegal entry without further motives like carrying out
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a terrorist attack this is more news that should to worry germans after demerged earlier this month that a group of sixty four members of a group linked to al-qaeda may have traveled disguising themselves as refugees another group are accused of war crimes and carrying out numerous massacres we've also seen an uptick in the number of those accused of having being fighters with terror organizations facing trial here in germany one of those is the rebel commander able to him if he's accused of having tortured people in syria he entered the country as a refugee at the end of this month prosecutors from stuttgart will bring charges of murder and belonging to a terrorist organization against for syria nationals accused of being members of joe but. we contacted the german authorities and asked them what they have to say about the potential risks of terrorists arriving here in germany using refugees as
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cover is long be known but so-called blank post sports was stolen from the syrian regime these documents are listed on the interpol last documents database so that the possibles can be matched with passports presented on the right. not quite as a attitude to blank passports potentially being in the hands of isis isn't going down well with some the problem itself is far bigger than we actually realized and that the mainstream media is able to it's a broadcast and bring to the attention of you know the citizens of the world the sheer number of terrorist incidents we've witnessed over the last three years the link to us in european countries shows that even with a small number of terrorists that are off the radar the governments don't have the ability to cope so if we're looking at such a high number you know in the thousands and i think that definitely going to be struggling to do it to cope and woefully incapable of doing so german authorities
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uncovered eight and a half thousand cases of people trying to enter the country using false documents and twenty sixteen and the news that isis may have access to over eleven thousand blank syrian passports means that migration authorities are going to have to be on watch to make sure the documents handed over at the border much the real identity of those doing the handing over peter all of are. they to turkey has signed an estimated billion dollar deal to buy russia's advanced us four hundred missile system the s four hundred missile system deal has already been signed by officials as far as i know the first installment was also transferred this process will continue between turkey and russia well the delivery of this particular system it's a russian s four hundred system which is surface to air missiles and what we're looking at here is the first installment the first payment on a deal that we estimate is was around two point five billion u.s.
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dollars and russia's new system is the next generation edge offense system and we're looking at a range of time it's aerial targets ranging from aircraft and also non nanda craft drones and also very in types of missiles and to take those targets down we're looking at us. and that deploys three different types of missiles this new system is apparently twice as good as the old one so let's look at further at some of the capabilities of this particular system it can engage up to eighty targets all at the same time it has a maximum target range of four hundred kilometers and a maximum target speed of four point eight kilometers per second so powerful stuff we're looking in terms of those super forces as we say we're talking about the circuit deal china have already requested it and also it looks like india are there they're interested in this particular deal as well and it's also been deployed in syria so that that's the particular deal that's what the system can do but also what are the why do implications because we know turkey is a member of nato it has the second largest army amongst the allies there and
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washington has already voiced some concerns there have been some so worrying moments from the pentagon about this deal going forward which now of course it's going through and in the meantime there's been a decline in relations between anchor and washington or is it the same time we've seen an improvement between ankara and moscow also at the same time when pressed president her do announced this particular deal he said that all the differences with russia are all in the past and particularly any contrivances that they might have had well in their dealings about syria. despite u.s. concerns over turkey's military dealings with russia washington has confirmed its commitment to military cooperation with anchor of the pentagon that it is ready to accelerate delivery of its own and two missiles systems to turkey. ciscos the story now with adam gary's the managing editor at the duran and joins me on the line now good evening adam. what first of all this going to need this missile system for who is it to defend against. well these are
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a defensive missile system and as you say the question is what is turkey concerned about the biggest issue facing turkey's security at the moment is the very real and grave worry about the creation of a would be kurdish entity or a state on their borders now the only major power in the wider world let alone the region who is for that is possibly the united states but the united states has been very confused about this they've sent mixed signals both to the kurdish militants that they're using in their proxy war in syria and they're sending mixed messages more why the to turkey turkish relations with the united states have generally been quite bad and getting worse ever since the attempted in ultimately failed coup against president in the summer of two thousand and sixteen where turkey was looking for a russian style robust condemnation of the attempted coup obama and his administration
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gave sort of a me the mouth were kind of sorry it happened let's move on and furthermore fight to the good law and the exiled cleric who was living in the united states which turkey point the blame for the coup is not being handed over to in spite of repeated requests when you add value to the increasing u.s. or moment in some cases relatively heavy armament of the kurdish proxies in syria turkey is getting very worried now of course but could stone have the kinds of weapons that one would need a system like the s four hundred to dismount to toggle but turkey certainly wants to bolster its defenses it doesn't feel the united states is a reliable partner. either economically or politically and there's a lot of objective truth to that russia is much more geared to being an economic partner to turkey than the united states and unlike the united states with both under obama and trump didn't really show turkey much respect russia does which is
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saying quite a lot is russia and turkey were in a very bad position in terms of relations as recently as may two thousand and fifteen so things have come a long way in a very short time in terms of turkey wrote turkish relations with russia and in that same amount of time they deteriorated remarkably rapidly in respect of relations with washington. is this just a case of turkey having fallen out with the us in turn to make a point or do you actually think that the russian missile system might be better than the us one. it's both the the whole sort of paradigm between turkey and its relations with america and russia is a push pull factor russia is offering turkey things that are very good they're offering it a lot of trading partnerships they're offering it walking into the chinese one belt one road together which both russia and turkey are very much for russia's relationship with pakistan has improved monumentally over the last two years and
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turkey pakistan and russia have various mutual interests in greater eurasia going towards one by one road the missile system itself is arguably the best in the world we've of course got the as five hundred on the horizon as well but the s four hundred is it's simply a phenomenally constructed system with the kind of juror ability that russian weapons are known for and it's cheaper than the made to equivalence even though arguably those equivalents on t.v. is good so for turkey it made economic sense but the pushing away of turkey on behalf of the u.s. and its allies has been a very big factor as well turkey feels as though it's being isolated from its fellow nato members it feels as though it security concerns are being ignored and ignored in the most arrogant way possible from the united states some in turkey or even speculating that maybe the united states will turn against one of former
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darling of the united states at one time so if anyone in turkey hears the united states talking about freedom and democracy and these other buzzwords which have lost all of their meaning well and that's four hundred system is a good thing to have certainly in libya and saddam hussein in iraq didn't have them and i'm going to speak to you adam gary is my guest managing editor at the duran. members of the trump ministration are calling on congress to reauthorize the controversial surveillance floor to expire by the end of year let's get more on this story now from our correspondent in the states submitted was this cool seeing so up on capitol hill. well the u.s. justice department and the intelligence community are seeking a reauthorization of title seven of the foreign intelligence surveillance act this is causing a rift between proponents and civil liberties groups attorney general jeff sessions
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and national intelligence director daniel coats are actually urging congress to allow the federal government to carry to carry out warrantless surveillance of foreign targets they're seeking. to maintain the n.s.a.'s sweeping surveillance powers contained in section seven zero two of the fisa act now the laws are collecting data on foreign spies but this also allows the national security agency to tap the communications of foreigners located abroad for just intelligence purposes now the trumpet ministration has been pushing for section seven zero two to become permanent as its supporters say it's crucial for preventing terrorist attacks but its critics have been voicing concerns that the n.s.a. also harvests private communications of americans which it's their civil liberties leaving private information available to other intelligence agencies this also
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includes a domestic communications without warrant components the government has also been accused of collecting data on an unknown number of americans under this law and so like between sweeping surveillance and civil liberties it's very difficult to predict which way congress will go as there are advocates and critics across both sides of the spectrum. bring is right up today from our bureau in washington d.c. that's our tease correspondent simm a recount thanks. and thanks to you guys staying with you watching on t.v. international the latest news headlines coming your way top of the hour. with lawmakers manufacture consent to public wealth. when the
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greetings and salutations. this week marks the sixteenth anniversary of the attacks on september the eleventh two thousand and one a date that will be etched in the living history of the united states forever a day that will long be remembered for both its tragedy and its controversy because for all of the heroism courage and acts of compassion that day inspire there was another form of inspiration awakening inside those whose hearts beat fear and whose only comfort is power and they would set in motion a series of decisions manipulations and votes that would forever alter if not outright destroy the very life blood of the united states of america the authority of our constitution and bill of rights this was done all in the name of power and fear.


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