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washington's efforts to drum up support for an attack on syria met with staunch international resistance russia saying rebels used chemical weapons to provoke a foreign intervention. australia's conservative opposition sweeps to power attorney audits are set to take the reins following the general election wiki leaks founder julian assange is one of those hoping for a senate seat. and thousands protested in the following the latest revelations on america's efforts to break open encrypted online data concerns voiced over the german government's reaction.
around the world and around the clock this is art. now u.s. secretary of state john kerry has set off on a european tour in an attempt to gather support from the american strike against syria meanwhile the e.u. foreign policy chief has agreed that some form of action should be taken but specify that any decision should be made with u.n. agreement president obama hasn't had much success in listing backers for an armed intervention with the past two days e failed to get our allies on board that the g twenty summit in st petersburg managed to get eleven nations supporting a call for tough action against syria but their statement stopped short of explicitly approving military intervention which is what the u.s. is demanding international opinion polls also show strong opposition to any armed assault the u.s. fifty six percent said no to any form of military action in syria and more than sixty percent of french people are against the vast majority of those surveyed
in the u.k. is said any move must have the green light from the u.n. a similar sentiments shared in germany and turkey and g. twenty nations that were against the agreement to account for some three billion people and it seems many in the rest of the world also don't want to see the u.s. progress with its plan. meanwhile protests have been held in several countries against an assault on syria and we have some pictures from around the world now the antiwar sentiment is being felt in washington with a crowd outside the white house sending a message to congress and also similar rallies in new york and on the other side of the atlantic in london and paris well tens of thousands of people gathered in st peter's square in the vatican for a peace vigil making it one of the largest crowd is against the proposed u.s. military strike on syria even celebrities have been speaking out against strike and
a handwritten note from the home the here expressing her opposition to american involvement. wasn't sent petersburg and you've been following the meetings of the g. twenty leaders. everyone is speculating who won the standoff or a bomb on the syria issue that went to the press this morning in the majority have been saying that. initial plan was to disrupt. the military intervention into syria then indeed. we do know of course a lot of discord between the g. twenty countries on whether a military strike against syria is needed and clearly the biggest concern was whether we'll have a meeting at all because officially they have no meeting scheduled something unprecedented for the president of the united states and russia but eventually according to. themselves they met for a twenty thirty minute friendly conversation during which of course they discussed
syria indeed. the summit coming here he was hoping that you could persuade the countries of the need to attack syria that he would provide the substantial evidence of bashar al assad using chemical weapons against the rebels but clearly judging by what the russian president said on that matter it seems that obama failed on that sense. 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 those who do otherwise put themselves above the law still david cameron barack obama and. the french president they still try to play hardball
saying that the u.n. security council decision may be overruled if they believe that again syria is needed russian president said that this may join. rates a great healing up here among the smaller countries obviously suggesting that bigger states may actually do whatever they want overruling the mandate of the united nations in the us obviously now that the g twenty summit is done will enforce some several very interesting weeks just see how the future of syria will be resolved so distinct lack of support for us that initiative on attacking syria when he found them is a belgian based journalist who's been closely following developments in the country he says that even nations are wary of empowering radical elements in the syrian opposition if they decide to support an american operation. witnessing remarkable moments in remarkable days. in international politics it's on the scene for
a british bollen meant to oppose the united states in a very crucial matter talking syria or not we see other countries saying oh we can only do something militarily when the united nations a great many people see the united states is siding with geologists who are creating problems in europe small problem compared to the middle east whether we're creating a ready problems with terror attacks and so on german trains the attempt of the united states to install islamists so everywhere in the middle east in egypt in tunisia iraq in syria is. it's contradictory to what europe should want. i mean while the ancient christian village of in the northwest to syria continues to be caught in the crossfire as government forces attempt to squeeze out our kind of interim bills artie's myself
a national venture that i find out how the army operation is progressing. christian pilgrims from all over the world used to take this road to travel to one of their most significant trying and one of the most holy places in syria its residents to speak aramaic the language jesus christ is believed to have spoken we are driving tomorrow. but for another reason on wednesday the central syrian village which had been among the few in syria the didn't see any violence since the crisis here started in two thousand and eleven was attacked by rebel forces most of them reportedly members of just had the nuestra the war came here after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint the militants of a radical islamist group considered terrorists by the un and us stormed in. the army tells us that this is the closest point and we cannot go any further we can
see mallalieu which problem here but the thing is that the militants who are still inside that we can see us as well there are snipers inside the goods so it is really dangerous to go there the soldiers say that the militants mostly from don't have the luther who took over the mountain top sufi the hotel and from time to time they're firing from this so theatric place and there are also militants behind this mountain taking the soldiers say up to fifteen hundred people what is the situation right now. the militants around three hundred people are hiding in severe hotel there are ancient caves there under the village they use them as well they're watching us and we're watching them but if we start moving they'll attack us. the soldiers show me the militants position is the mists who are behind a number of violent killings and are believed to be the most aggressive force to
confront and president assad almost surrounded the christian village. where these people came from. they came from the city of homs in the north and from the city of grain food in the south this village is like an island in a storming ocean is almost level i guess only you know we visited my lunar last spring in a christian arland in a mostly news the ocean the village was indeed unique and the site of the love that we used to live in peace muslims and christians of course were afraid that people from outside the city and the concrete may come and destroy this unity and it seems the residents worst fears became a reality why do you think for a minute it's an attack this village. they know that american missiles will not strike you know school site and the army will not dare hit it either it's a safe haven for them while we talk reinforcements arrive the syrian army plane an
operation to clear malula from death had a looser rebels they have been rumors that they have left the village but the army say the militants are still there and even if they leave they can hide in nearby and return how do you think the situation will change in case of american strike will the rebels the militants from the three use this opportunity to advance further of course they will america is supporting terrorism in this country we've been fighting with the u.s. in fact for these two and a half years and now we can face them directly but we are ready for that we will not give up if america strikes series major military facilities will be targeted and destroyed no one can say what to war on the ground will look like but certain. place will no longer look the same refinish nasty reporting from syria.
militants are still occupying the mountaintop hotel you just saw according to one of the rare for national latest tweets if you follow her on twitter and stay up to date with that syrian army mission all the very latest news from the country. astray as prime minister kevin rudd has conceded defeat for his labor party in the nation's general election results indicate a sweeping victory for the conservative coalition that has formed the opposition for the last six years its leader tony abbott has already promised to head a government that will bring no surprises no excuses he leaks founder julian assange she also ran an election isn't likely to secure a seat in the senate earlier my colleague andrew fowler spoke with r.t. is lindsay france about sandra's bid for office. he's got the power to pull votes away from other australian anti establishment parties such as family first's the
pirate party and the sex party you heard that right those three opposition parties he has the power to to to get good tension away from them just with his name alone and also with his campaign because it's been very colorful hasn't yes it has absolutely his campaign for a seat in the senate as you mentioned has consisted mostly of social media blitz is in virtual town hall meetings along with a mullet wig music video where the candidates recorded his own version of oz icon john farnham activism and i'm sure the voice of that you. didn't please the president of ecuador too much that this was shot in the ecuadorian embassy but that's another story altogether but i have been making some serious points to the haven't they that we can expect you know manifest they can you outline what they've been saying and absolutely now it was just established last month and it wants to bring transparency accountability and justice to australia's parliament by way of pushing for public oversight of government practices fighting corruption and providing people with a range of what it calls twenty first century freedoms and that includes the free
flow of information internet liberty protection for whistleblowers national sovereignty and integrity in the global community which is as you can imagine a very tall order for any political party but also a very tall order if you does win if there's no chance and he does win you have to get back to strike back and how is that going to be possible well if there's a lot of twists and turns that could take he's got plenty of federal agents after him but he's got to get to australia of course to to fill that seat if he were to make it and now we spoke with his running mate benoit camp mark who told us that the responsibility for granting safe passage for him back to australia should fall on the shoulders of the australian government doesn't feel very good certainly it would be australian government to a lot of political. history to look just look at history and allow him to sit. in church. and it will be a public relations match that's the australian government would have to take very carefully if elected he's got ten months to make it back to australia before casual
vacancy that would be created by his lack of attendance in this case the running mate we spoke with would then take his seat so if the tories voters do swing join us on his way though and he does try to make a dash to get home without help he will either end up in the senate or in the slammer coming out later in the program on law in the privacy takes another hit from a protest his voice over a severed latest revelation about america's internet snooping shows to protect personal data from this news during our eyes details in just a few minutes.
thousands have protested in berlin though following the latest revelations by edward snowden about the scale of america's online surveillance spirit feel that the n.s.a. has poured billions of dollars into successfully cracking internet encryption technologies leaving swathes of personal data open for snooping on head of the upcoming election german protest as well so outraged by the government's mild reaction to the scandal piece all of them as the details. another such today another demonstration am against the n.s.a. spying on europe europeans have been outraged at the amount of their personal details that are not only being gleamed through the spying scandal but also be just handed over by certain companies just roared hundreds of people out on the streets here in the german capital to campaign against that they say that they're unhappy at the u.s. looking into their personal lives to explain to types or trends any intelligence
service in germany must be subject to the law there are committees for that in the bundestag and they should be making sure that the german intelligence service operates in the interest of our citizens and doesn't cooperate with foreign services to spy on the dock and the short side of the gulf is going to dot all the data should be protected and who should have access to information so we know what's going on at this moment everything is strictly confidential so have no one to defend ourselves from surveillance and today we would like to show them that we will not accept this best listen to makati. all the western democracies after september the eleventh almost started an arms race like in the cold war but this time those arms are used against their own citizens this makes me extremely angry so today i'm wearing a wedding dress to symbolize his love for democracy to which i say yes and i will love till to have to assume i did this level of outrage which is prompted the
european commission to say that well edward snowden's leaks have been a wake up call and that they need to put forward some kind of legislation that will come but companies they give forward information about the source and stop them from doing nothing one hundred go to the private information of european citizens to the united states. well not only on the air but also online we have plenty more stories for you on our website including people's lazy lifestyles on the convenience of fast food is threatening global economic performance. we have a story on how it's soaring obesity rates taking a major hit on the wild rice domestic. i'm just a click away we have a story on how to boost global growth that's what websites and more than three step plan proposed by the general to read twelve russians investment fund. ok. dave
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it's been over three months now since president obama pledged to close the notorious on time of a prison the menu mostly yemeni nationals have been cleared for release from the u.s. military facility in cuba several years ago well tease out the martin investigates the sheen in the latest breaking the set program at three am g.m.t. but here's a preview. the u.s. government's trusting them yemeni government to carry out drone strikes weekly. but they cannot trust the government to take prisoners from getting out because they say oh they're going to be terrorists we can't trust to release them however many people have been released from guantanamo bay in the past and they are just living out normal lives they just want the chance to have a free life and not be detained indefinitely there are no countries that are that are currently wanting to host these these prisoners because there's so much red tape associated with that here in the united states the united states promised the yemeni people that there would be facilities infrastructure there to help former
guantanamo inmates re assimilate into into society that infrastructure is yet to exist it's not there we have covered this on the show in the past we've had activists we've had journalists that have traveled to yemen that have explained to us what it's like for people that are around these drone bombings and all these horrible things that are happening in yemen and on top of that. there's there's all there is the guantanamo aspect that these men will never return and will never see their families and that's it's heartbreaking. protecting a city in russia's far east has given way of the more than a month of severe flooding forcing hundreds of people to abandon their homes rescue crews are helping families to get to dry land with buses taking them away from the flood zone water levels in comes the most going to move now rising by up to twenty centimeters each day several helicopters are on standby ready for
a broader evacuation ongoing flooding in russia's far east the most severe one hundred twenty years affected at least fifty thousand people. or some other international news in brief this hour. from the military says it wants an operation against its minister in northern sinai and the copters and tanks are leading the onslaught targeting villages housing militants sources say dozens are already dead or injured bloodshed in the rest of region intensified of the ousting of president mohamed morsi in july. demonstrations marking the pendants day in brazil have turned violent of the people gathered in the streets to protest corruption and excessive spending in the capital brasilia police fired rubber bullets and made several arrests this person crowds were rallying around a military parade took place will soar sparking protests in june when angry crowds protested against excessive spending for the hosting of next year's world cup.
russians have erupted at a rally of the far right english defense league group attempted to march to an east london mosque despite being banned from the area right in and broke out with anti fascist protesters the rioters were arrested as police attempted to contain the violence. mass protests in stays in the indian administered province or near the four people were killed in a police shooting of this reported that two victims were armed rebels in residence claimed all the victims were civilians the rest comes with armed insurgency on the rise in the disputed territory. in the last few hours the international olympic committee has announced that will host the twenty twenty lympics this presentation ahead of the vote and is that again she stressed safety
concerns of the week of radioactive water from the gulf because she would need to plant would not be an issue. which has hosted the games before back in one hundred sixty four dritte enlist in blue and the vote. out there looking ahead but later the program the number of american business executives implicated in ford has sought over the past two decades going into recent study we have our financial guru max keiser on the case that's coming up at twenty three thirty g.m.t. . yeah. i've explained this many times before a board of directors of any s. and p. five hundred company america today wants to see implicated in some crime committing malfeasance or committing fraud subpoenaed or in jail because the shows initiative they want to push the edge they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw to the justice department to say. eric holder can't
catches. and then if they do get caught they change the law they modify the law they rewrite the law and that's what it's all about breaking the law for law and order bring back then. bring it back to you. know if the breakout investigates the hidden lives of the wives and mothers of militants in russia's north caucuses stay with us. iraq afghanistan the balkans somalia haiti libya yemen and so on and so on the list of engagements and airstrikes by post cold war nato just keeps getting longer and
now it looks like it's serious turn a lot of people have written me asking me to predict what is going to happen next which for me is impossible i am not good at predicting the future but i can see is that we are living in a very tense moment in history many argue that the us economy with its unfathomable debt is really propped up by war and the petro dollar so if the us backs down here would could be the beginning of the end for the world's only hyper power but if they do attack syria there will probably be some sort of reaction from iran russia and china if you haven't noticed nato has been trying to encircled these nations. and in russian internet conspiracy land a lot of people are saying that russia is next you see if there is no resistance in syria then one by one all resistance to the un ending hunger of nato will be smashed out one by one the reason syria is so important and so scary is that you have one massive military force that could be very motivated to attack for its own self interest while you have a group of massive military forces how they voted to counterattack for their own
self interests this is a very tense standoff that could lead to a major moment in history military history but that's just my opinion. well you know i beg you please your father and your brother all here well who would think of your wife and children think of your family oh yeah please come out i promise you that not
a hair on your head will be harmed would come out into the yard raise your hands take off your jacket and show them that you're not wearing a bomb belt but just walk slowly towards our people and let them search you understand me. become a police. a former minister of the republic of peel's to his son yacoob who refuses to listen as his father has him to surrender. he would soon be killed in a shootout with special forces. in the northern caucasus is the smallest and youngest republic of the russian federation for the past twenty you think it shows he has lived through several conflicts terror operations and a string of retaliation. terrorism an islamic state would be cool to the caucasus emirate young people that you would into the world with promises of a ticket to paradise when in reality they're trained to become terrorists and suicide bombers.
at the age of eighteen most of went into the woods to join the militants this is the first time seen his mother since he voluntarily surrendered himself she hasn't seen him for two years. you've got a good. story i didn't believe it until the end until i saw him on t.v. showing that he surrendered i was so happy that he's come back that he had given himself up. personally i didn't want to kill anyone.