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it's the. this is involved in street violence police fired tear gas at various crowds trying to storm the offices of the far right golden dawn party or in the killing of an anti racism musician. chemical compliance u.n. security council inches closer to resolution on syria's toxic weapons the use of force has been a stumbling block. and greenpeace protesters refused to give statements to investigators as the russian court prepares to head their policy case thirty activists were arrested for storming an oil rig in the arctic.
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around the world and around the clock this is r.t. on kerry just. now thousands of people have thrown the streets of athens in protest against the far right golden dawn party police fired tear gas and stun grenades at outraged demonstrators who threw petrol bombs and stones at the party's headquarters what's the latest a wave of anger over the murder of an anti fascist rap musician stabbed to death by a man who admitted to being a member of golden dawn the polls show that since the killing of have lost his ass greece's third largest party has lost considerable public support this comes as no great surprise the level of racist violence has jumped significantly in crisis play greece has had a look here and on the map you can see the number of races attacks several years ago but today there are hardly any empty spots on and free of racist crime my
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colleague sean thomas discussed the disturbing trend of artie's lucy calf enough. this was the largest show of public anger over the killing of published the thirty four year old hip hop artist an anti-fascist activist who was stabbed to death last week the man who killed him is believed to be a supporter of the far right golden dawn political party and this is a group the currently controls eight hundred seats in parliament it's been described as neo fascist. largely for its campaign of intimidation against immigrants whom it blames for some of the economic woes affecting greece right now now while public is not the first person to die at the hands of neo nazis in greece he was the first non migrant to do so and this has sparked outrage all across the country with all similar protests similar scenes last week in the early hours of this wednesday thousands of greeks marched in a largely peaceful protest they marched towards the offices of golden dawn which were secluded essentially protected by the police a group of a small group of protesters who had their faces covered in wearing helmets have
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broken off started hurling petrol bombs and the scenes that you're seeing on the t.v. screen right now unfolded so a lot of anger over this murder that still fresh in people's minds so throughout europe we're seeing a lot of rhetoric nationalist movements but in greece in particular how much clout is this new or not see this new fascist movement growing how much. basically protection do they have well quite a bit especially in contrast to other european countries now golden dawn isn't just a fringe group that has eighteen members in parliament out of three hundred it's on its way to becoming the third largest political force in greece the question is of course whether this murder even though the group does say that it has it disavows any ties to the murder the question is whether the political fallout of the public outrage is going to result in a decrease for support for the group and we have seen some public polls showing that it's gone down but at the same time the group doesn't joy very wide support among certain neighborhoods in greece and this is really been correlation with the
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rise of the economic crisis there member that greece has been in recession for six consecutive years in a row we have employment. nearing thirty percent two out of three young people out of work and one of the things that we found at least when speaking to political experts is they said that basically when people really don't have much to hold on to economically it's not unusual to see people turning to more radical ideas and while there are some hardcore supporters of golden dawn who might have ideas that are very much out of line with the mainstream old and on and really trying to solve sell itself to the public as anti-establishment as being able to do things when the government may not be able to and that's what we really heard from certain neighborhoods where there is a lot of support for it people felt like it was an alternative and that they really couldn't trust the government to provide certain services for them and therefore turn to this group. well catherine of luck who were leader of the youth wing of one of the trade unions that organized the rally says ballance is not the answer to austerity but want to. declare that we're against them for
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racism and face it in our country there are a lot of measures of stary. we really have a some very rough times the greek people but it doesn't mean anybody should be heard what experience a lot of violence because of a crisis when there is poverty one people are facing. other for survivors as you understand people who get in on it but the thing is that the solution to our problems is not the violence. all stories ahead for you including the olympic space to be done historic mission ahead of you through the international space station don't say it would seem like a film about more of its. debates on the u.n. security council resolution that to rid syria of its chemical weapons are still ongoing but russia says an agreement could be reached in the coming days the main point of
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contention is including a reference to chapter seven of the u.n. charter that would allow the use of force against him asking us if it fails to comply with the plan and it's on our way reports now from new york well it seems like russia and the u.s. are a bit closer to seeing eye to eye on the syria crisis russia's deputy foreign minister says an agreement on the u.n. security council resolution the tax requiring syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles is in fact likely by the end of this week now the actual text of the resolution will according to him include a reference to chapter seven of the u.n. charter which allows force but it should be stressed that there will be no automatic trigger for chapter seven measures and another resolution in fact would be needed if syria fails to comply the text of the resolution as many resolutions is usually a point of contention between russia and the u.s. russia always has a tend to have any kind of tax which allows for military intervention in the u.s.
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more often pushing for blatant military intervention in an interview with the washington post foreign minister sergei lavrov pointed out u.s. double standards when it comes to dealing with rebel forces and the conflict in syria it seems the big question is will we see a major step forward in progress on syria stalemate and now it's looking like it could be a real possibility. united nations inspectors arrived back in syria on wednesday to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons that they'll be further investigating cases of alleged chemical attacks after a report presented by the team at this moment confirmed that sarin gas was used last month the fourth did not specify who was behind the attack but america and its allies blame the syrian regime and its whole analyst mean the wanni believes the information presented by the inspectors is inconsistent to discuss the findings of the u.n. team of my colleague. in the human found playing for instance there are inconsistent
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things with with them to. buy 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 showed almost one hundred percent positive there are no samples taken by the u.n. team that show theron 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 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 i mean while the hamish bresson gordon who's
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a former commander of the british military is chemical defense regiment disagrees with the criticism of the u.n. report. it is true to say that sarin in its pure form wasn't violent in that. place however. you know which is a very groovy a sheep products of sour and. consistently throughout that area i think the other thing that's important to say is that the rocketry was not discovered and analyze as it was in the two other locations which grew positive for sarin and at that being the case that i'm sure that that would have been it but i also agree with the russian. side has not been published and another bit and pieces so we need do you see the whole picture but i think generally the u.n. report was conducted in the right way and is very conclusive that sarin was used but it does not blame and that's something that that really needs to be done as
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well iranian president hassan rouhani says he's ready to conclude talks on the country's nuclear program it is the first three months time when meeting between iran and five permanent security council members and germany is set to take place on thursday in new york iran's foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state john kerry will participate in the talks here at the highest level meeting between a radio and american officials in over three decades during his address to the u.n. general assembly although history iran's president said he's open for dialogue on an equal basis and calling on the u.s. to play a key role in the process he stressed there was no place on nuclear weapons in iran security or political analyst or they are for c.r.-v. says the change in terrans own presents a unique opportunity to solve the situation. lucy aided the process whereby he has received you know a popular mandate as a result of the elections as well as the green light from the supreme leader and so
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on in order to negotiate on the nuclear standoff and you know he said that lot of issues are on the table he is willing to negotiate without precondition and so on so i think that you know there's a sense of optimism on being among the reigning in leadership that. unique opportunity right now in order to cause a breakthrough in the nuclear deadlock. greenpeace activists accused of piracy have refused to give a statement to investigate says they were arrested after trying to scale an oil platform in protest against drilling in the russians on to. the courts in the port city is now starting a hearing into the case with the very latest now from marty's going to church account who's the gun to your father in that case what could be in store for these these activists. will carry investigators a russian prosecutor's office want the activists arrested so that they can go ahead with the investigation of the is it end at the russian oil platform in the arctic
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the greenpeace activists were detained last week having ignored russian authorities warnings while trying to climb the oil platform greenpeace says they acted in peaceful protest against of oil drilling in the arctic russian authorities believe whatever their intentions the activist technically broke the law we know that the detained activists refused to. answer the questions of investigators invoking their right to to remain silent under the russian constitution and not to testify against themselves under russian law prosecutors have to press charges within forty eight hours after detention or let them go when we as we are on an investigation is underway so we understand that they are pressing charges right now russian authorities maintain that the greenpeace international ship ignored many warnings including one that said not to enter the restricted northern sea route and that a decision was made to detain the activists when they started climbing the oil platform using ropes and grapples of course having carried out this protest
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greenpeace has drawn a lot of attention to their causes some argue that they may have actually been aware of the of the out called given all the warnings but they went for it anyway knowing about what an impact this would have on the discourse especially ahead of the arctic conference this week where the leaders of arctic nations together with oil experts for oil industry were discussing ways to explore the resources in the arctic while trying to. tried to minimize the damage to the environment and greenpeace believes despite the massive funding of those projects not enough is being done to protect the environment and that in fact they believe that nobody should should be drilling there. thank you for. cotton amounts to here's a greenpeace case you can follow the transmission the video agency that's roughly dot t.v. we'll keep you updated on that of course well plenty more just ahead for you
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including assault she is preparing to amaze guests at the upcoming olympics to report to seoul that's promising some come to. this immediately so we leave the media. either she pushes she to the. party there's an. issues that no one is asking with the guess that you deserve answers from. politics. technology is the name in aviation is the game which is late he still takes a piece of the much. springs innovations and don't look around at night shaped
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looks or has come to a. comeback now russian the soyuz spacecraft with three new crew members on board has successfully dock to the international space station the two russian cosmonauts and an american astronaut also have an historic mission to complete and they take the olympic torch on a spacewalk pull scott saw them off. on board are two russian cosmonauts
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while the names are all account of he's become on the i'm so going to resign along with american astronauts michael hopkins now culture has been to space before in two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine before resign skin hawkins this is their very first time but this is not mission with a different result see and also if i can become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space it's all part of the olympic relay that's going to see the torch travel around russia or ahead of the winter olympics in sochi in february now of course our thoughts will be alight when it's taken on a space walk for the very same torch will then be arranged during the opening ceremony of those winter games in sochi on february the seventh so we are seconds away and i think mission thirty seven is about to head towards the international space station.
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while you know i am now. a remarkable man. the first time in history that amount right wrong is going to take what is known as the director and the current crew we're going international collaboration entering its year now and with the successful launch of expedition thirty seven it seems that the good work for me i have sat is set to continue for some time yet. and i had online for all the latest from our web team including walking the plank the co-founder of the movie downloads like
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a hard day gets his jail sentence apart and sweden or denmark still wants him to answer allegations he had these files. also telling footage of the washington navy yard shooter still in the d.c. thanks to nasa the story is just a click away at r.t. dot com. bust national model plane show you broke the bank out of boredom you can see the whole video on our billion hits on you tube channel. and its search for cheaper gas ukraine as picked itself a new partner the country is now considering a joint deal with american energy giants to exploit its shale gas reserves. reports there are doubts the former soviet republic will really benefit from the deal so them no celestial see the crane that's some way to introduce oneself not only did the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine congratulate ukrainians on their independence day in their language but he also made his embassy employees sing
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a traditional song. to bring more sweet music to ukrainian ears mr piatt said the country's european integration will be his priority as will ensuring an easy passage for american oil and gas giants into its markets exxon mobil and chevron the two companies interested in cooperation with ukraine they will bring american technologies know how and money into ukraine it will be good for the country and will help it become energy independent. mr pius certainly knew what strings to pool as the energy issue has been one of the most intensely debated in ukraine which has long been unhappy with the prices of the gas advice from russia ukraine has been fighting for its energy independence since the nine hundred ninety s. and when the first talk of the country using its shale gas reserves came up may breathe a sigh of relief but as the time passes by this optimism seems to be waning while
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ukraine's energy minister was visibly happy with the shale gas initiatives once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and to even become an exporter some raised a sensible question would the country actually win by letting foreign companies handle their resources enormous the administration of ukraine's western ivanna from course krege and said no to chevron's shale gas operations on their soil leaving the company would simply rob them. under current conditions our region will not receive anything from these gas extraction this display of unease matters little though as energy experts expect gas corporations to lobby a lot to let parliament issue such permissions instead of regional authorities and while ukraine's west is being defiant the east of the country has already given up recently key a finalist a ten billion dollar deal with shell for the exploration and extraction of shale gas a former press officer for ukraine state gas company enough the gas says the issue
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has been turned into a major political power play here it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it will be possible to extract it yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like cooking a hammer which hasn't been caught not even knowing if that had actually exists even the most optimistic forecast suggest that ukraine would not start extracting its shale gas until the year twenty twenty that's if there is any gas at all but until then the question remains pretty much open with this lead to the country's much desired energy independence or simply do a change in who they're dependent on. reporting from kiev in ukraine or meanwhile ukraine has announced it wants to become an associate member of the e.u. and to its free trade zone if expects an agreement in november and ratification next year financial expert patrick young thinks it's a precarious path both ukraine and europe. ukraine has somewhat of a challenging business environment for those who say they are used to western
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european standards they don't really produce a lot that the european union is instantly rushing to by even presuming that the european union had economic growth and was really aggressively buying things in the first place given the fact that it has an incredibly significant russian minority population to simply turn its back on russia moreover as we know ukraine has had difficulty paying its gas bills and of course we all know that in the macro picture ukraine's economy is somewhat challenged in that respect ukraine needs to be very very careful in some degree if they're treading on thin ice and certainly upset in russia seems to be somewhat trying to ensure to the recent history it's a very challenging thing to try and work out exactly what is the advantage to this deal for either party the european union the u.s. or trying to get ukraine over to their side but it's very difficult to see ultimately what can be the long term benefit for the people when the european union
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has so many problems to sort itself. well some other international headlines for you now starting with sudar violent clashes the lifting of fuel subsidies that left at least twenty nine people dead eighty wounded in the capital khartoum violence erupted when police resorted to force in an attempt to disperse running crowds the testers had also gathered in the streets in anger over recent austerity measures to dan's economy has been struggling since all producing south sudan gained independence in twenty eleven. number of dead from a seven point seven magnitude earthquake in southwest part of starters that pastor injured forty the quake struck in a remote mountainous area causing hundreds of houses to collapse thousands were forced to spend the night in the open air the tremors were even felt hundreds of kilometers to the east in the indian capital new delhi. and six people have been killed in a raid on a police station in indian administered kashmir two civilians and four police
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officers were among the victims lieutenants in army uniforms also attacked a nearby only a shootout is reportedly still underway the violence comes as indian prime minister manmohan singh and pakistan's once shareef are due to discuss the rest of the disputed on the sidelines of the un general assembly. well the countdown clock is ticking for the winter olympic games in sochi with one hundred thirty three days to go preparations are in full swing as a black sea resort transforms itself into a winter wonderland the bank would say went to find out what awaits guests in fabric. it's less than six months to go before kickoff starts are for the twenty second winter olympics as well as the paralympics that will be hosted by a source here in russia of course we're giving you a taste of what are those winter games will look like and even feel like it's a little bit chilly here in sochi today but no worries we've got something to warm
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you up with as we show you a little bit of what these olympic venues are going to hold for you once you here was standing right now at one of the was supposed to be the longest bops late in the world we're talking about three slopes that are put together in order to give you the fossils and the longest railing for those bods layers it's also called psyche which also means sledge in russia some of the venues are completed and the rest are way to the finishing touches the state of the art components can be seen in both the architecture and the technology used to make these games the best yet and it's easy to see how this russian resort city can be turned into the alpine of the far east so of course the cable cars are also working making sure they transferred from the bottom of the mountain cluster to the top of the hills where all the sporting events are all of them including things like snowboarding it included things like skiing we'll be going up here now my ears are getting
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a little bit clustered because we're getting as high as possible it's supposed to be almost around minus two degrees today even though it's still the end of september guru thought that once we get to one of the mountain clusters here at sochi this is what we would find a winter wonderland obviously mother nature telling us that the clock is ticking and she's ready for all those that spectators as well as those sports men and women both paralympics as well as the olympics ready here to take part in those games. you have it well up next to mark's cars and stacey blasts the bankers and just a minute.
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i bet anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people or just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get it the can of those above us but how important is knowing geography anyways well one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that knowing geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing in response to the game where is damascus which challenges people to find serious capital on a blank map he said that whether americans confines here on a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international orms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we've never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this way i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know so little about syria that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v.
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that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but gosh darn it that intervention sounds nice knowing at least where a country is on the map as the first step in building and informed opinion but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser a man in the u.k. has been tasered by police after he allegedly burst into
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a barclays bank branch with a makeshift flame thrower and threaten to burn the bank down to the ground after they have refused him an overdraft i don't see the problem with this after all it worked for wall street didn't it the so-called credit crunch was effectively wall street being denied an overdraft and what did they do in response they sent former goldman sachs c.e.o. hank paulson to congress with a flame thrower and threatening to burn the place down in the us they extended wall street trillions in new untraceable credit and last week ben bernanke you promised to extend their over jeff by eighty five billion per month so what's wrong with a little bit of trickle down flame throwing stacy. i don't see the problem here why was this tape don't tase me bro yeah why was he just doing what the other guys are doing the problem is.

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