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ministration pulls out of a key arms control agreement nato conducts a massive exercise in the arctic as a new front being opened up and it seems the saudis will get away with murder after all. subscribe to roughly boston get all roughly comes in for just twelve euros fifty a month. at the next seat you are trying french and i will not run for the chair of the party this fourth time is the last one for me. the german chancellor announces she is stepping down in twenty twenty one and confirmed plans to quit as leader of the party after eighteen years of bangla merkel is hit with
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a series of setbacks at the hands of the anti migrant party alternative for germany . nato war games draw protests in norway as troops conduct their biggest roles since the cold war. and human rights groups are urging the present government to relaunch an investigation into the nine hundred ninety four rwandan genocide as video emerges appearing to show france knew about the ongoing slaughter. it's nine o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international live from our studio with me. welcome to the program after almost two decades also she's stepping down as party leader of the christian democratic union the german chances also said she won't stand in the next federal elections stated for twenty twenty one. at the next c do you party convention in december i
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will not run for the chair of the party this fourth is the last one for me. the decision follows her party's disappointing election performance this time in the state of her say where the city's suffered a double digit loss in its share of the vote with the chancellor knitting the result has been tough to take. overnight from the selection of the holy disappointing. when the swedish committee it can no longer be business as usual process after this result has after the result and the area after the conflict between c.d.u. c.s.u. in the summer and after all the difficulties in forming the government coalition as the previous attempts to form one between the c.d.u. c.s.u. f.t.p. and the green party through. soaked in this i believe we should pause for a moment and think i hope we see yesterday's election is
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a turning point that we put to the task we have sat and done from the last federal election and until this moment there in lies the opportunity for us. exact time anglo merkel says she will remain as chancellor but is stepping down as the leader of the christian democratic union she had in the past said to jobs being the party leader and being chancellor they went hand in hand and you shouldn't separate one of the other this does come as something of a surprise the city you were in well day or a set of dire straits has been in for a while but angle of merkel's been at the helm for eighteen years she's such a big part of the the d.n.a. of the c.d.u. today so for her to say that she's stepping down and somebody else is going to be shaping that party that's a that's big news perhaps worth noting that this was probably the most relaxed received angle of of speaking to the press in months and she lists off the troubles that they faced it's no wonder they find themselves in such
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a situation in fact as the result started coming in on sunday evening we saw both those within the c.d.u. her own party and her coalition partners already starting to turn on angle of merkel and suggesting that there needed to be a change to show the state of the government isn't acceptable we therefore expect the c.d.u. to take appropriate action brought with us. this evening there was a very mixed message has there wants the christian democratic union to continue leading this state many people have shown during this election that it must be different not in hester. or with the social democrats and the c.d.u. haemorrhaging votes in has said those votes to go somewhere in the beneficiaries word the green party who put it at the strong showing of the previously doing well in bavaria and also alternative for germany. and to the parliament and hester for the first time and now it means that they have representation in all sixteen states
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in germany as well as being represented in the national parliament the bundestag party leadership of the f.d.a. well they were ecstatic at the result with the people's party the f.t. is now represented in every german region after the great success it has but when it comes to angela merkel the christian democratic union in the coalition it's well held together with sticky tape and popsicle sticks at the moment it comes down to popularity and angela merkel's party has been hemorrhaging popularity since she made the decision to welcome with open arms refugees and migrants into germany it was a huge issue in the election in twenty seventeen and well it caused problems for them there it caused problems with trying to cobble together a coalition it took the best part of seven months to do that and since the coalition government has been in place since march it's never really looked stable it almost fell apart completely this summer with horses they offered the interior
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minister threatening to walk out of the cabinet and walk out of the coalition with his christie and social union party he was put catered eventually with promises of of limits on refugees and migrants but it hasn't gone away and the problems that as i said started out in the lead up to the twenty seventeen election they then followed through coalition talks they've now started to him. act on local government and the overall impression of the c.d.u. party in that is why until a merkel's deemed it time to go is the head of the party she says she's going to hang on until twenty twenty one is chancellor looking to see how she well how she gets on to do that depending on who takes over the job she's vacating is ahead of her party. live night event or pat's professor of comparative politics at the technical university of dresden addressed and then a welcome to the program. how surprising is merkel's resignation to i mean she's
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been there for such a long time eighteen years and at the head of her party. measured along political originality. moved by i'm going to merkel is not surprising at all because her party was losing. confidence among the electorate and the reason to speak the burden of his party was anglo-american herself so it was quite rational for her to leave office as party chairman but they were the less whenever something important happened you usually are surprised by it happening right now and this is why drew was really surprising that angular merkel is so quickly has drawn the consequences out of the disastrous electoral defeats during the last eight elections in bavaria and in history here i mean you know the popularity of the party is obviously declined but nevertheless she's been a very very strong leader doesn't that make it even more surprising. well
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see a strong leader may sometimes be too strong a leader if a political party loses it's its turn will live its capacity to discuss new ways of policy making it's a billet t. to do modifications of an apparently run policy approach as it was the case with a c.d.u. one might put it in the following way there was too much leadership and not enough discussion so really the political life within the christian democratic union had come to an end because everybody first wanted to know what i would agree with and this is why this party lost its ability to adapt to the new preferences to the new desirous of his early electorate so she has been a strong leader no doubt about there she has been a strong leader on the international scene which will go on for a while but she so to speak killed intra party democracy in the christian
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democratic union and this is why her retreat from the office of party chairperson comes as a relief for many in the christian democratic union. than it has been a number of policies that has led to her. popularity declining a lot of heavy pressure for her due to the migrant policy and the instability of her governing coalition do you think that these two things have led to her position . well both of these things have led to her decision and the most important issue was a migrant policy see the problems of angular merkley has been there to migrant policy has been supported by the social democrats by the green by the media but it has not really been supported by a majority in her own party not to speak about her sister party which is the crucial social union area so she was more responsive to the
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policy views of her political opponents then she was responsive to the desires of her followers and the whole instability of the present grain coalition came from the fact that a social democrats felt there what they preferred in terms of migration policy was no longer laws no longer and is no longer accepted by the german public and the electorate here for their suffering from modifications of this policy which were imposed from angola merkel by her party and by the sister parties a bit there and see as you sow the instability of this government the bad reputation our government were due to her iran years make ration policy and now she paid the price for her well herb popularity big popularity which she won big in twenty fifteen with inviting nearly all the world to germany ok we'll
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leave it there then a professor of comparative politics thanks very much for coming on to the program. now hundreds of antiwar protesters have gathered in oslo against. the alliance's flexing its muscle in the biggest military exercises since the cold war it comes after moscow how its own made it rolls last month as the details. fifty thousand troops two hundred and fifty aircraft sixty five warships and ten thousand tanks and vehicles it's a pretty straightforward message it is ambitious and it is demanding in recent years europe security environment how significant it irritated nato has been careful not to mention moscow as the boogeyman which the exercise is aimed against
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but there are no illusions nato jets will be flying i mean two hundred kilometers from russian border us troops will be learning to fight in cold conditions against a simulated enemy that is and surprisingly exactly as powerful as moscow the effect of this activity will increase the tension between norway and russia despite quite clumsy attempts by the representatives of the alliance and its member states to picture such military activity as defensive it's obvious that this fighting capabilities demonstration has a distinct anti russian character tensions now a worse than they've been in a third of a sentry both nato and moscow have been going to it streams staging bigger and bigger war games russia's vostok maneuvers the natives trident war games record size for both this year and each blaming each other. demonstrates russia's
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focus on exercising large scale conflict it fits into a pattern we've seen over some time and more assertive russia significantly increasing its defense budget and its military presence wait wait wait getting a little carried away that russia's military budget has been decreasing not increasing year after year you would have thought nato intelligence would have spotted that now compare moscow's military spending to nato's which is almost a trillion dollars a year it literally accounts for harf the world's military spending i mean there's no competition here in this little need is military activity at the borders of russia has reached an unprecedented post cold war level bloc countries are engaged in offensive drills the aim of all this is increased capacity to swiftly deploy troops across europe. it's a remarkable cycle nato builds up its forces. responds by building up its
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own which nato then calls russian aggression and uses it to justify stationing more tanks more troops near russia. and repeat it's not really had real i think it's their problem cation isn't it. try to look back at it typical nato drills we had it is thirty's in the eighty's the typical would be that we had ten thousand participants now we got more than fifty one thousand it's a game of political struggle between the united states and russia are going on all very impressive this far as military escalations go but what with all these war games this propaganda militant rhetoric and collapsing arms treaties one can only wonder how long can we go on like this and much more we can escalate the for a stupid decision or an accident puts a spark to this trillion dollar powder keg. we'll be back in
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a couple minutes just after this break. six trowsers financial survival does. one coasters go by you or do some place. else well reduce and lower. that's undercutting but what's good for market is not good for the global economy. i would prefer to say that. the human space is must become into prana terry wish me instead so we have a living in the solar system. and for sure we show this found on other all this of the solar system i see this as a way all bring in them developing more technologists new technologies so that be
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can even learn to say increase and in improve the quality of life on earth. welcome back to the program controversial u.k. energy company quadrille as announced its suspending its operations at a fracking site in northern england after another tremor in the area which registers as the biggest so for operations have been stop start of the lancashire site since drilling began there two weeks ago on october the twenty fourth miner seismic activity was detected but drilling continued as the energy firm said this was to be expected similar underground movements occurred again the following day
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but it wasn't until a stronger tremor on october the twenty sixth that operations were halted for eighteen hours with the drilling being sporadically called on and off has once again hit the pause button maintaining the seismic events are normal for fracking sites. microsoft has big events such as these result in tiny movements that are way below anything that would be felt it surfaced much less cause any harm or damage without the sophisticated monitoring in place it could drill or they would not be detected. let's bring in joe core and there he is an organizer for the campaign green talk fracking into the program and show how we got any of the evidence to support that the seismic activity is directly a consequence of the fracking operations. well we don't have the evidence to hand as yet but i think. all the evidence is pointing very
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clearly to. as being the cause of the cause of it can you expand on that when you say you know all the of evidence is pointing to that. they're holding the actual seismic data around then it's not public. evidence as it were not as yet anyway. so they've detected the tremors from their monitoring equipment and. you know they've told it operations as a consequence of that in line with the government's traffic light system but the problem here is not. really necessarily what's going on in lancashire with quote drilling the problem here is some ways me to. win over the laid on top of. historic coal mining. will be the case over more than harf of all the fracking licensed
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areas in the entire bowl and show you all. beneath what we're historic coal mining areas and the seismic equipment that these companies use in order to detect long. is not capable of detecting the fault lines already met by. previous coal companies down in the ground and why one of. the most lying is only ten metres away from a. capable of quite serious consequences. although. it's fracking at the moment it's a worrying situation and it seems to be going very slowly and cautiously as they should be. if you if you then.
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ground all terrain that's already been historically weakened significantly by historic coal extraction the consequences could be very devastating and the situation that we've seen and that effectively covers the entire by only. half of the fracking licenses in this country and that's where the real problem is. joe if we look at the situation now. they've announced that they're suspending operations at that fracking site in lancashire but on the other hand they say they're maintaining that seismic events a normal for fracking site so they can they could go on obviously they're going to maintain your operations at some point what extra steps do you think should be taken in your opinion. well i think they should just stop fracking altogether i mean it seems to me at the
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moment. the sort of way they're operating is saying well let's just keep keep fracking keep creating seismic event until we get one that's really damaging and devastating and then we'll stop. how big how be. seismic event willing to create before they do stop it's going from zero point five zero point eight now it's one point one there pausing again what happens when they get four or five and everyone's chimney pots start falling off i mean when will they actually stop and if they did this as i said above the bubble and. you've got . the ground in the rain is already been significantly weakened by his story which has been pointed out to the government and pointed out to the story you're going to have some very serious consequences from that ok joe well we got to wait
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for all those chimney pots to fall off only that was joe corey from tall that's what the last. thanks very much. french human rights groups are calling for the reopening of an investigation into the rwandan genocide back in one thousand nine hundred that's after an independent french outlet called the media part released a video which appears to show a senior french military officer having knowledge of a slaughter that took place in an area known as hell's he allegedly ignored the intelligence so far france has denied any connection to the massacre. before you are the only two you could push your way to you but you could use all the only people you know who didn't. do much of the. the mass killing in rwanda lasted for about one hundred days and left more than hall for million people that correspondent on call to report on the case from paris
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. leading french human rights groups called for a reopening of the case on friday trying to get answers from top french military officials about the government's involvement in the one nine hundred ninety four recess or all massacre in the east african country of rwanda now human rights activists are demanding answers one leader of the organization survey is a plaintiff in the case she says it was too premature to close the case while other lawyers are accusing france were in direct complicity in the genocide lines of inquiry were not sufficiently followed up to allow investigators to determine france's military and political responsibility french military authorities were aware that from the afternoon of twenty seventh of june on words civilians were being killed the survivors opened the case thirteen years ago although back in july it was scrapped due to lack of evidence and lack of convictions but survivors of
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the massacre claim they asked the french military for help on june twenty seventh one thousand nine hundred ninety four but the military only came three days later already after hundreds of people were killed in the massacre and the allegation now is that the french government actually knew what was going on and specifically decided not to intervene the genocide was committed mainly by the hutu government and its backers against the ethnic minority tutsi tribe and allegations of the french government supports for the hutus who carried out most of the slaughter in the genocide have been rough on the french government's relations with the rwandan government for years but the french although they admit that they've made mistakes they say they have no complicity in the genocide that took place there.
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hope. that's our round up of the news for now i'll be back at the top of the hour but don't forget to follow all our stories on our website that sati dot com next up a lot international it's time to sophie and carol. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see you then. you know world a big part of the movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we
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to remember is one one business shows you can afford to miss the one and only. as a trumpet ministration pulls out of a key arms control agreement nato conducts a massive exercise in the arctic as a new front being opened up and it seems the saudis will get away. with murder after all. start to bomb it really was very european in his approach he would be very well suited is an m.e.p. in brussels for example is that doesn't represent america is america for better or worse and i think what we're trying to do here is to let the world see what we're all about here. this is says holland kentucky.
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boyce's it was very funny using. a co money since it was almost no coal mines left. the jobs are gone all the coal was said i'd. love to see these people the survivors of disappearing before their eyes. i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in a million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. in twenty forty you know bloody revolution to correct the demonstrations going from be relatively peaceful political protests to be creasing the violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it you still were here i mean you know i lived with video through me in the new bill is that i do split needle the former ukrainian president
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recalls the events of twenty fourteen. of those who to vote had invested over five billion dollars to assist ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic. humanity may be on the brink of a leak in the cells of space exploration but i we were ready to handle the extraterrestrial boom when it comes to it. to people an astrophysicist and the
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director of the united nations office space affairs. with the rapid pace of progress eclipsing everything we have a possible technology is enabling us to dream about today and tomorrow bringing al to space exploration much closer than the distant future as. space become a hotbed of rivalry mirroring. could have become an environment for peaceful and prosperous cooperation. so one that the astrophysicist director of the united nations office for outer space affairs welcome to the show great to have you with us today so this is a paper thank you my pleasure they took knowledge is advancing so fast these days groundbreaking change is no longer a generation away we see it happen before our eyes in every field however we
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