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well handle them except that i've got a. not pirates by the fans or as president putin says greenpeace activists broke international law when they tried to climb on board an offshore platform to protest against drilling for oil in the arctic. the u.n. chemical weapons team resumes its probe in syria following criticism that its previous findings were one sided and inconclusive. and residents of a british colonial outpost in the atlantic are saying they're being ousted to make room for u.s. military base. this is r.t. live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program thirteen year wrested
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greenpeace activist are in temporary custody after being questioned by russian authorities campaigners face charges for trying to storm an oil platform to protest against drilling in the arctic well you right now you're looking at live pictures and this is worthy our at the moment being held russia's northwestern port city of more man's a criminal case on suspicion of piracy has been opened by investigators the activists could get up to fifteen years jail if convicted and president borden brought up the incident and the international arctic form as are going off now reports. environmental security in the arctic is what this forum is all about and it's widely understood that the arctic itself is quite a fragile system and any misuse any accidents there would lead to major consequences and last week's incidents with the group of peace activists who tried to board the floating all platform in the north of russian were detained was also
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talked about here and according to the president clearly that. the us are not pirates but they still violated the law. but if they did it would be better if greenpeace represented dissent with us together in this will issue and told us what they think about the problems we're discussing they could state their complaints demands and concerns which no one is trying to rush them aside would gather for meetings like this so the civically to discuss such problems but it's obvious they are not pirates but they tried to storm the platform that you had in our security forces and your troops did not know who exactly was trying to seize the platform under the greenpeace guys it's obvious these people by later international laws by coming dangerously close to the platform. according to investigators by attempting to board the floating platform the activist didn't only put at risk the a lives of its workers but also created
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a threat to the environment the third time that russia is organizing this forum and currently it's taking place in. the only city located exactly on the arctic circle around four hundred experts have gathered here from across the world were heard from the presidents of russia finland iceland and a representative of the arctic council all talking about environmental issues and environmental security off the arctic in general like i said it's widely understood that any misuse or accidents will be too severe consequences wished future generations will have to deal with that's why according to president putin only companies with experience working in the arctic and the financial resources to do it properly have to be allowed to develop energy there is a recognition that there is a strong connection between the changes in the natural environment and social economic conditions i am of the opinion that that we do not have to back up we are
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going forward there are all kinds of really remarkably new ways of from. the energy not only about current energy projects and future energy projects but also about cleaning up the heritage of the cold war era like abandoned military bases military hardware tens of thousands of barrels with oil which are still there left not only by the soviet union but by the united states and canada and it's also widely understood here that it's not only the responsibility of one country to clean that up but really the responsibility of the international community. but as world powers team up to discuss how to better protect the arctic's ecology disputes over its massive oil and gas fields are definitely heating up and also includes a potential threat of countries increasing their military presence in the region as the fans experts say man that was a man explained to us earlier. to talk about about. their
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territorial claims to talk about behavior dig they actually call traits in certain types of sites and rescue and those kind of things but it's still that you have areas which explained by by two or more come traced where both countries are more than two countries are patrolling sending ships or aircraft and when they meet each other it's always a little bit tricky what are you going to do how much do you take from the other side and something can actually go wrong there is a risk clearly and an increasing trend to decipher arctic countries to increase their presence to military presence in the arctic. u.n. inspectors are back in syria to investigate more cases of alleged chemical weapons use the team earlier concluded that nerve gas had been used on a large scale last month that reported that not assign blame but was still used by
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western powers to build a case against the syrian government russia called the u.n. findings inconclusive and one sided policy year has the latest. now the team was established by the u.n. secretary general ban ki moon and it is being headed by swedish scientists dr kay sells from the convoy of a supply of united nations cause arrived at a central hotel in damascus shortly before midday on wednesday we understand that there are at least some eight u.n. investigators participating in this investigation the team was in syria last month and in a report that was handed to the united nations on the sixteenth of september it concluded that it had a clear and convincing evidence that sarin gas had been used in an attack on the twenty first of august in the suburbs of damascus in which hundreds of people were killed and up to cells from has said that they're supported was an initial finding it is an initial document and that their purpose now is to look into the
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allegations we do expect them to examine some thirteen to fourteen attacks that took place inside syria during this thirteen month conflict the team does say that it hopes to position to its final findings addressing all of these accusations possibly by the end of october now there has been criticism as to the fact that the team candle cannot conclude whether or not chemical gas was used but it's not going to be able to say who was behind these chemical attacks and indeed this is not one of the missions of this particular investigation moscow has also pointed out that u.n. inspectors ignored evidence that was handed to them by syria it was handed to them secretly and that this evidence was ignored as a result of russia saying that this initial report was biased and needs reinvestigation. u.n. report of last month's chemical weapons attack is riddled with inconsistency is according to a political analyst. who scrutinized the report and summed up her findings to r.t.
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. in the human sampling for instance there in consistencies with with the symptoms . by for victims and survivors that are not atypical and not our conventional understanding of what occurs in a nerve gas exposure some very stark ones in the environmental sampling it appears that in the west. where the human sampling showed almost one hundred percent positive there are no samples taken by the u.n. team that show seren there are a few samples taken that show degradation of sarin but even these are not consistent in within both the labs there could be false positives i started to write about it i asked questions and then i looked for other and consistencies and found them there to be found i don't think any report is perfect so what if i don't jump to conclusions ok what about the consequences of those inconsistency and what
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sort of impact could that have on the perception of the situation in the country. i think i don't know there are going to be huge ramifications because the political level is operating by itself right now they're looking at removing chemical weapons from from from syria so so a certain part of this process has moved to had the u.n. now as a result of all these holes in its original report needs to address these and ensure for itself that it has the proper access and time to investigate other areas of alleged chemical weapons attacks. in the syrian conflict is also a key focal point of discussions and the ongoing un general assembly the president of neighboring iran stood up to call for a peaceful solution a song rouhani also took the chance to defend his country's nuclear program i'll respond very important i has the latest from new york. the iranian president did address the world body for the first time on tuesday and his speech was largely
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absent of any vitriol are anti israel rhetoric instead he offered up a chance to negotiate with the u.s. and its allies over iran's disputed nuclear program standing before a world leaders he declared president hassan rouhani declared that nuclear weapons have no place in iran he said his country is ready to remove all concerns about the peaceful nature of its nuclear program and that iran does not seek to increase tensions with the united states he says he believes this country is an anchor of stability in the unstable region where iran is located he said the iranian threat that has been perpetrated for many years is imaginary and he believes that it's been used as an excuse for other misdeeds by certain countries president. said that iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or to the region
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he also said there is no military solution to the conflicts in the in the region and that iran seeks to resolve all issues not create them he once again underscored that iran is ready to willing to be ready and willing to cooperate with the west and believes the best way to manage differences is on equal footing with mutual respect it what he was essentially saying in his speech is that he's trying to assure in a new chapter with the international community and wants the international community particularly the u.s. and its allies to treat iran with respect and like an equal russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov did have a bilateral meeting with u.s. secretary of state john kerry on tuesday in that meeting both men called constructive with russia and the u.s. agreeing to continue to push towards destroying all. the weapons in syria under international supervision foreign minister lavrov stressed that all chemical
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weapons including hazardous material he says needs to be destroyed he says this a lot of concern that the syrian opposition possesses hazardous material russia's top diplomat also expressed concern about the pushing of this military option for the security council draft resolution because he says that that is something that once again russia does not support but he did express hope that the u.n. security council would it would decide come to a consensus on a resolution and that it would be adopted in the coming days immediately after the required decision is announced by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the hague and more from our team after the break including how the olympic flame is set for the very high shelf. so boldly go on a unique torch track see where are the sochi games funny we'll be adding and just a few minutes here in our team ends with jobs record short supply the french sure
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looking for fordable ways to keep busy while things wait for work learn about their plan see solution a couple of minutes here on our. two smiths acknowledges the name in aviation is the game is leaky still trying to take leave of the monks and noble toadstools brings innovations you don't like grown to the night she looks of. them. if you're on a. mission.
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could you take three. point three. three. three. three. three block video for your media project see b.t.o. down to our teeth dot com. welcome back this is our team now a tiny remnant of the british empire in the middle of the atlantic essential island he used to be home to barely a thousand people but even there are dwindling numbers are in jeopardy while this remote diet is essential hyland sixteen hundred kilometers from africa and twenty two hundred kilometers from brazil historically a safe haven for murray mariners and it's now being dominated by u.s.
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military base and some residents are crying out for help artie's laurence smith reports. it's a tiny island in the middle atlantic made of volcanic rock and covered in pitch no but to eight hundred people. but now the story of ascension island has all the hallmarks of being another diego garcia the british owned indian ocean islands whose inhabitants were forced to leave to make way for a u.s. base despite having lived through generations islanders accuse the governments of. operating families who have been there for more than a century ten years ago when all the difference person was promising democratic institutions for the islands a legal right to live and to own property it wanted a viable community that but today the populations already decreased by. with communities replaced by contract work has retired or unemployed people eighteen to
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leave and the similarities with. the dominant feature on the island is you guessed it an american base heavily president obama's recent trip to africa there are also satellites and submarine tracking stations and one of those now infamous listening posts run by g c h q the british government now conveniently insists ascension has no indigenous population and many residents believe they intend to evacuate the island completely and abandon it to the americans from the dreams of a permanent home they had a decade ago. to haul in the special relationship. david lindsay's family originates from the island and he says it's british citizens could be forced out on the whim of the us military. i have been there several times and
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i say most most people honest about it are sage of indian origin and my family said that i was born there there is a very very strong sense of ascension i would just be one might almost say starve to death there is a precarious kind of political representation there is the absence of guaranteed property rights are due to very much property rights at all people all born there people do live their entire working lives there people do wish to retire there but cannot do so may not do so is not permitted this it is this is because i don't think there's any serious doubt because of pressure from the american base which is largely intelligence related and it is a serious question to be asked about why on british territory british citizens living there these are full british passport holders of why these peoples are being treated like this for the sake of a station a base which is almost certain you might know more of the details of this in fact it gauged in the activities that have been such a huge global story in terms of spying on pretty much everyone but that is
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happening on british north american british population there is being mistreated now the us drone fleet has just been expanded with a new supersonic addition as we can learn on our website unmanned operations can now be carried out of the speed of sound or even faster after an engineering upgrade was applied to retired after sixteen so had a line for more details. and beijing involves plans to hand its internet censorship although only for twenty eight square kilometers of territory or to dot com we tell you where china's tiny away says will be. some other stories from around the world a powerful seven point seven magnitude earthquake in southwest pakistan is now known to have killed. more than three hundred and twenty people it struck in
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a remote mountainous area causing hundreds of houses to collapse thousands of people have had to span the night in the open and tremors were even felt hundreds of kilometers to the east indian capital of new delhi. khania is mourning the victims of the westgate mall hostage crisis the country's worst terrorist attack in fifteen years president kenyatta says sixty seven people have died but the number is expected to rise as troops clear the shopping center five members of the islam is group were killed during the standoff eleven others are in custody authorities are looking into unconfirmed reports that several americans and a british citizen were among the al qaida linked insurgents behind the atrocity. the rental rains caused by thai food a soggy have hit central china after earlier slamming into the southern coast at least twenty nine people have died and over half a million other israeli catered to safety the storm forced hundreds of flights to
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be canceled and a major shipping line had to be closed the weather is estimated to inflict damage cost of that around three billion dollars. zero. zero zero with a record number of people currently out of work in france many would like to sit out the slump by heading back to school but the classroom is proving costly and few returning students can afford it assessor cillian reports. youth has been well documented to date in france it's above twenty six percent and in deprived there isn't a contrie it can go as high as forty percent the chances of getting a job are so slim some have opted to go back to school but even that is proving to be problematic as students fall back to university campuses like this one for another academic year student unions are sounding the alarm over the cost of funding one year of study away from their parental home they say they'll have to shell out between ten thousand five hundred euros and fifteen thousand five hundred
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each year a very steep price they say in addition to what they see as a bleak future ahead of the. story today the students from working classes have less possibility to access university education because of costs the university tuition fees are not very high but the cost of living is very high returning to university this year is going to be difficult because all the fixed prices of food health what we call mandatory fees for social security all of it is going up in the month of september for the new school year he says is once again synonymous with sacrifice and financial hardship something that is all too familiar with a working student completing her degree and fitter her story is not uncommon finding herself in a vicious circle of ashley puts it trying to. see me i'm an optimist but it's so complicated to think about my status and at the same time having to work you
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have to find a job but even if you find one there is no stable salary without a stable salary you can't rent a room it's not such an extreme idea that one day you'll end up on the streets there are public servant accommodation but never enough to meet demand government funding the number of public housing doubled by twenty twenty but does little to ease the present burden of an already lost generation there's a bit of good news though the bus. for student scholarships it's been increased to one hundred eighteen million euros starting this month which student unions hope with me better university access and experience some of the country's poorest. and for many heading into higher education that extra cash is vital to allow them to make. many students get part time jobs to pay for their education that's ok if they work less than twelve hours a week but any more the education suffers from this is experiencing an economic crisis and we need to have more graduates for the future it's urgent that the
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public power acknowledge the problem before it becomes catastrophic assuming one does not get an education and goes back to the question of managing to do something with it getting a job when there are no any tests are so your are to paris now the olympic torch here is really get chantel jog around events like. the russian cosmonauts coach of and. along with american astronaut mike hopkins the trio are about to embark on the thirty seventh expedition to the international space station but along with carrying out the usual ray of hundreds of scientific and medical experiments present skin culture of have one more unusual task to
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perform in november now become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space. at the correct we'll make it as beautiful and spectacular as we can we want to make it memorable millions of people around the world will be able to see us at work and see what we do you'll be able to see the old side of earth in the background we aim to make it a visual spectacle but we don't want to give you all the details just yet. the torch will follow the crew to the i assess on their specially branded rocket once the russians have taken it on its unprecedented space walk it will head back to earth with returning crew members ready to continue its relay or cross russia. starting in moscow in early october the torch is to travel sixty five thousand kilometers around the country and will be carried by fourteen thousand bearers two of which will be on the i assess although it won't be late when response again
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cultural got their hands on it the very same torch will be used to light the cauldron during the games opening ceremony in february the crew of expedition thirty seven a relatively inexperienced only commander cult of has been to space before and he's providing a reassuring presence for the newest members of the space community but i'd also like to say i feel very competent and part of that comes from our commander who's obviously very experienced in the space craft but as you can see here in the press conference as well always has a calming presence after launch the soyuz spacecraft is set to over the four times before docking with the i assess the entire journey taking just around six hours the crew set to remain on board until late march michael fossum who would turn from the i s s two years ago and one day hopes to go back explains what they can expect i'm very excited for my concern again as they as they look forward to their first flight they have dreamed about this like all of us relief from the time of
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childhood and now they're preparing to live that dream they're a little nervous they're a little excited and they're professionals they're looking forward to doing the job for which they've trained for many years while following the final preparations in the testing center behind me the rocket has now embarked on its journey to the launch pad and although this train track is only five kilometers long the journey has taken around two hours this is done a walking pace as not to damage the technical equipment inside and although all does look set there's plenty more final preparations to be done in the few hours ahead of launch. some of those preparations include cooling the rocket with nitrogen to minus two hundred seventy degrees to stabilize and keep the four hundred tons of fuel cool so that come the early hours of thursday morning this rocket can deliver the i assess its newest recruits scott by colonel.
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and i was special report on one time a bay prison is coming up next. to build a new. mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans. this is why you should care. for the economic down in the final. day. and the rest.
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will be every week. what we want is an immediate cessation of conditions that are cruel inhuman or degrading or that constitute torture. is now demanding the release of the names so that they can. the government refused to release the names. you sure.
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well it seems like a perfectly reasonable request to you why don't you just give us all. that is what i asked. i never heard of her new of her until guantanamo you have the power to restore a moral i took part or see. that's what i asked him. was like a wake up call i mean if i could i would have been submerged in the stonewalling efforts of my government of my colleagues there. and going along with them stonewalling and placing these obstacles in the way. of.

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