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a fence is engulfed in street violence that police fired tear gas at furious crowds trying to storm the offices of the far right golden dawn party following the killing of an anti-racism musician. chemical compliance the u.n. security council inches closer to resolution of serious talks that weapons use of force has been a stumbling block. and greenpeace protests accused of piracy await their fate as a court hearing kicks off in the russian port city of live pictures from that activists refused to give statements to investigators.
focusing from the heart of the russian capital this is a young 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 was the latest 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 ohs show that since the killing of problems for greece's third largest party has lost considerable public support for this comes as no great surprise the level of racist violence has jumped significantly in crisis play greece was have a look on the map you can see the number of races attacks several years ago but
today there are hardly any empty regions on the matter that are free of racist crime earlier i spoke to artie's lucy kavanagh fu has investigated the disturbing trend. this is the first time this far right neo fascist group as it's been described to golden dawn actually targeted not a migrant and not a member of the minority but i sent another create a prominent hip hop artist and an anti-fascist activist now basically this man was brutally stabbed to death in the early hours last wednesday morning and this has sparked outrage all across the country this is the first time we've really seen this group although it does officially deny any contact with with this killing. any sort of potential clashes between essentially greeks turning on the greeks what's interesting is that the golden dawn party has been sort of growing more popular in some ways and it used to be known for targeting essentially immigrants it really focused its attacks on that saying that greece's massive economic problems which
we've been of course talk about for quite some time stems from the influx of immigrants who they allege are taking jobs and this is sort of the root cause of the economic on the rest but now we're seeing that perhaps these tensions are growing more political in the e.u. in general is undergoing a hard economic times as we know and far right sentiment does seem to be on the rise in different countries in the e.u. why is this seem to be particularly prominent in greece with the difference with greece is that this group isn't just a fringe party that might do demonstrations or things like that this is the third largest political force in greece it's a party that has eight hundred seats out of the three hundred seats in parliament and it really has seen a rise in popular support correlated some would say with the economic crisis getting more intense now while it is it disavows these labels but it is sort of perceived by many as an. fascist group largely because of the symbolism it uses its
logo is sort of a play on the swastika they do sort of rather disturbing hand gestures at their rally as they've sold themselves in the height of the economic crisis as an anti-establishment party and this sort of earned them a lot more new. person you support greeks who are frankly desperate because of the economic situation we just want to see a different option in government whether or not this tragic murder is going to undermine that support remains to be seen those poll numbers have gotten down but of course it's a long hard road ahead for the. leader of the youth wing of one of the trade unions that organized the rally so this violence is not the answer to a stereotype but want to stand by. we're against racism and face in our country there are a lot of measures of stary. all we really have are some very rough times. doesn't mean anybody should be hurt we experience a lot of violence because of
a crisis when there is poverty one people are facing. other for survivors as we understand people who get in on that but the thing is that the solution to our problems is not the violence more stories ahead for you including a limb pick a space walk the historic mission ahead of the new crew the national space station dogs which in platform more than a few minutes. now debate on a u.n. security council resolution 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 contention is including a reference to chapter seven of the u.n. charter that would allow the use of force against damascus if it fails to comply with the plan and it's in no 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 that 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 text which allows for military intervention in the u.s. more often pushing for blatant military intervention in an interview with the washington post foreign minister sergey lavrov pointed out u.s. double standards when it comes to dealing with rebel forces and the conflict in syria is that we agree the terrorism is on the wall we would be
playing girl double standard. you know some some little bitches accuse because he's oh so the speech 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 or meanwhile united nations inspectors arrived back in syria on wednesday to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons that further investigating cases of alleged chemical attacks off the reports presented by the team over this month confirm that sarin gas was used last night the point did not specify who was behind the attack on america and its allies blame the syrian regime political analyst mean they want me believe the information presented by the inspectors is inconsistent. in the human found playing for instance their inconsistency is with with the same terms. by for victims and
survivors that are not atypical and not our conventional understanding of what occurs in the nerve gas exposure and some very stark ones in the environmental sampling it appears that in the west town of my dummy hour where the human sampling 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 theron but even these are not consistent in live in both the labs there could be false positives the un 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 meanwhile hey mr breton gordon who is a former commander of the push ministries chemical defense regiment disagrees with
the criticism of the un report it is true to say that sarin it is pure form wasn't thought and in that. place however. which is a very gracious products of sarin. i think the other thing that is important to say is that the rocketry was not discovered idolise as it was in the two other locations which grew into a positive for sarin and that being the case are sure that that would have been but i also agree with the russian. scientists not be published and i don't know that pieces so we do see the whole picture of i think generally the u.n. report was conducted in the right way and is very conclusive that sarin was used but it doesn't caution blame and that's something that so that really needs to be done as well. iranian president hassan rouhani says he's ready to conclude talks on
the country's nuclear program as little as three months time beating between terror honored five permanent security council members and germany said to take place on thursday new york iran's foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state john kerry will participate in the talks the highest level meeting between iranian and american officials in over three decades during his address to the u.n. general assembly on wednesday iran's president said he's open for dialogue on an equal basis calling on the u.s. to play a key role in the process he stressed there was no place for nuclear weapons in iran security or political analyst for c.n.n. them since the change in tehran on presents a unique opportunity to resolve the situation. 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 on in order to negotiate on the nuclear standoff and you know
a lot of the 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 and in among the rainy and leadership. unique opportunity right now in order to cause a breakthrough in the nuclear deadlock a court in a port city of moments because started the hearing into the case of greenpeace activists accused of piracy they were arrested after trying to scale an oil platform in protest against drilling in russia's arctic waters one of them have refused to give statements to investigators what is going to try to turn this forum the hearing. 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 the greenpeace activists were detained last week having ignored russian authorities warnings while trying to climb the the oil platform greenpeace says they acted in
peaceful protest against a drilling in the arctic russian authorities believe whatever their intentions the activists technically broke the law we know that the detained activists refused to . answer the questions of investigators invoking their rights 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 queen peace 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 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 and by the way the russian president will be asked about to change the activists at that during that conference and he said that he believes that the russian border guards acted appropriately when detaining them but he chose not to take it and that they should be charged to ask a pirate leaders of arctic nations together with oil experts from oil industry were discussing ways to explore the resources in the arctic while trying to while saying that they will be trying 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. well closely following the greenpeace call herring in the sky and i will be keeping you updated north about it means that throughout the day. well just
ahead here including sultry is preparing to amaze guests at the upcoming olympics a report from the black sea resort that's prompting some wanting edge of any use as the winter games in february. the media leave us so we leave that maybe. by the same motion security play your part of the physical. issues that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics only on our team. to the future. technologies the name in aviation is the game which is late he still might say please come to the mikes and noble postals brings innovation some new
points and don't look grown to the night shaped looks of things come to. cheer on. the contrary. a russian 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 no less for scots or the. on board are two russian cosmonauts
by the names of all a culture of he's the commander and surrogate resents being alone with american astronauts michael hopkins now culture has been to space before in two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine before reasons can hawkins this is their very first time but this is a mission with a different result see and sort of likely become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open spaces all part of the olympic relay that going to see the torch travel around russia or ahead of the winter olympics in sochi in february now of course the torch will be alight when it's taken on a space walk for the very same torch will then be used during the opening ceremony of those winter games in sochi on february the seventh but we are seconds away our expedition thirty seven is about to head towards the international space station.
the republic the insurgency to the community in the wake of the life. of a truly remarkable. on the rise i mean the time in history but among white broms if you take what is mine is the director of the quecreek do with the international committee by satan which is entering its fifteenth year now and with the successful launch of expedition thirty seven it seems that the good work of the r.s.s. is set to continue for some time yet. well scott well head online now for all the latest from our web team including walking the plank the co-founder of the
correspondence sharing website the pirate bay gets his jail sentence often sweden or denmark still wants him to answer allegations the police files. the chilling footage of the washington navy yard shooter stalking a d.c. based joining the massacre stories just a click away at our time dot com plus. model claims she only broke the bank out of boredom you can see the whole video on you cheap travel. and its search for cheaper gas ukraine has picked itself a new partner the country is now considering a joint deal with american energy giants to exploit its shale gas reserves and reports there are doubts the former soviet republic will really benefit from the deal. so damn near celestial see the crazy that 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 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 market 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 piet 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 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 enormously 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 has been turned into a major political power play here it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it'll be possible to extract it yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like cooking a hand 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 a 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 some other international headlines for you now this hour starting in sudan where a violent clash about lifting off fuel subsidies left at least twenty nine people dead and eighty routed the top of the top to bottom when police resorted to force
their attempt to disperse rallying crowds protesters had also gathered in the streets and anger over recent austerity measures to dance economy has been struggling since all producing it south sudan gained independence in twenty latin. number of dead from the seven point seven magnitude earthquake in southwest pakistan is now past three hundred forty quake struck in a remote mountainous area causing hundreds of houses to collapse and dozens were forced to spend the night in the open air tremors were even felt hundreds of kilometers to the east indian capital new delhi. six people have been killed in a raid on a police station in indian administered kashmir two civilians and four police officers were among the victims but it's a sin army uniforms also attacked a nearby army camp where a shoot out is reportedly still underway the violence comes as indian prime minister manmohan singh and pakistan's reef are due to discuss on the rest of the
disputed kashmir region on the sidelines of the un general assembly. in kenya at least one person has been killed and four wounded in an extremist attack on a security post near the somali border authorities say the militants from the same islamist group took over a nairobi shopping mall you saw there claimed the lives of sixty seven people many of them foreigners left at least one hundred seventy injured several americans and a british citizen reportedly among the archiving to insurgents who carried out the attack. well the countdown clock is ticking for the winter olympic games in sochi with hundred thirty three days to go preparations are in full swing as the black sea resort transforms itself into a winter wonderland but i won't say i went to find out what awaits olympic guests if every. 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 because something to warm you up with as we show you a little bit of what these olympic venues are going to hold for you once you here i was standing right now at one of the i 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 slayers' it's also called sankey which also means sledge in russia some of the venues are completed and the rest awaiting 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 a little bit clustered because we're getting as high as possible it's supposed to be almost a royal minus two degrees today even though it's still the end of september who'd have 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. next exxon a boy talks the president of iceland in an exclusive interview worlds apart if
humans. i mean 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 that canada is 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 can find here on a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international norms 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. 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 is the first step in building and informed opinion but that's just my opinion.
oh and welcome to worlds of part of going against the tide and defining the so-called washington consensus is never easy especially if your country's entire financial system and international reputation are they and yet this is precisely what allowed iceland the first country to be hit by the global financial crisis also become one of the first to emerge from the dire straits one of the process and cons of having your own way both in the global economy and in global politics well to discuss that i'm now in joined by none other than big president of iceland although for gramps and mr president it's a no no for me it's here have you in the studio thank you very much for that now as i just said iceland was the first country to be here the extremely hard by the
global financial crisis and five years on who do you thing was to blame for that it was a big bankers was it the individual governments or perhaps their whole system of runaway capitalism so much that we were all to blame for the exposure to those of us who have been involved for a long time in political affairs the business side all for recovery and the with the prevailing spirit of the time as you know the theory came out to all of america britain. and the seventy's of the eighty's the more you have to regulated the more of freedom you gave to the financial markets the more you privatized everybody will be prosperous everybody it will be happy and this was an ideology which was presented to us economic science and then of course we found out when the banks collapsed the.