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erminie and to day three. lebanon's prime minister whose surprise resignation in the developments mean for lebanon exclusively with one of the country's top diplomat the on the other today we're facing another attempt to creating whole bridge of chaos and instability bridgend lead to terrorism. also there's our political satirist carries out a social experiment at berkeley california waving the u.s. and islamic state flags provoking some an unexpected we actually. a very warm welcome you're watching r.t. international broadcasting to you live from the russian capital and they care and good to have you with us now talks between would be ruling coalition partners in
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germany have now entered day three merkel cd u.s. e.u. block the greens and the free democrats are trying to form a so-called jamaica coalition as their combined colors resemble that country's flag but the party's still appear far from a deal with crucial e.u. decisions frozen or they make up their mind as artie's piece all of explains. missed an important e.u. summit in sweden on friday as she struggles to form a government while the excuse she gave for not being in attendance hasn't gone down well with across the continent as well angle of merkel is destructed here in berlin major projects of groaned to an almost standstill. with our chancellor merkel's full backing the ambitious pillar of social rights plan which was launched in sweden on friday hardly landed with fireworks.
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then this breaks it where there's little chance of trade talks that theresa may want so desperately getting under way before the government here in germany. the same goes for eurozone reforms that were put forward by french president emanuel. it's worth noting that those the you members would have had to wait for coalition discussions to start here in germany while the free democrats argued that they didn't want to have to sit next to an immigration alternative for germany in the chamber but when talks began they haven't been plain sailing the deadline was set for thursday evening but that has been and gone and those talks still going on but the daily news it's not going to be easy it will certainly be difficult but it's worth negotiating a second time i'm going to shower for an hour and
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a half and then i'm going to watch t.v. you try to make a good impression and spread optimism the idea is that the government will be a coalition of merkel's christian democrats and their bavarian sister party as well as the environmentalist green party and the pro-business free democrats to achieve it they have to overcome some major divisions like the upper limits of asylum seekers allowed to arrive in the country and refugees family reunifications plus the use of coal the greens want to see. while the free democrats say that could harm the economy it's expected that some sort of deal will be struck eventually but there's also rumblings of fresh elections should the divisions between these parties prove to be too white peter all of a burly. media notes the clocks are ticking with the parties till the union or the
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european union certainly cannot move without germany and torture money too wolf to push forward the european union or to stop pushing it forward whatever germany is in need of a stable government job for we have no stable government seen here for all european business has to wait until germany is ready again to be an active cave's germany or merkel is contributed there much to this situation well it's up to her to far and away of my. thanks.
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to this. first. lebanese prime minister is in paris said president microns of attention follows his recent surprise resignation announcement in saudi arabia and subsequent absence from beirut this sparked speculation that he was being held under house arrest in riyadh now the turmoil in lebanon is thought to be on the agenda of talks today is the prime minister's visit to france is viewed by many as the first step out of the crisis well we're finished now has more from paris the lebanese prime minister's visit to france is another twist in the quite bizarre story of his resignation that he announced earlier this month in a televised address while in saudi arabia the country of mr hariri holds the second nationality of he then explained that the major reason behind this decision is that temps by. iran saudi arabia's long term rival in the region to meddle into the
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lebanese internal as well as regional affairs immediately sparked speculation that mr hariri was held in saudi arabia against his will and that he was forced to resign and that was the opinion that was shared by many politicians including in lebanon including the country's president who said he cannot accept this resignation unless mr hariri comes back to the root and discusses this situation with mr president personally after that mr hariri to take that he's a free man he dismissed all these speculations and he said that he is free to move around and as a proof of that he is now in france meeting the country's president emmanuel mccall who has been very clear that he considers mr hariri the lebanese prime minister and this is exactly the status he invited mr hariri to france eighteen this is what he
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had to say i will therefore welcome him with you to prime minister who has indeed but his resignation has not been recognized in his country since he has not yet been there i will welcome him here as prime minister nonetheless france's president emmanuel mckown valleyview he has a house in paris so france is a very important country for lebanon but many say that maybe this time trying to mediate between the two out very influential powers such as saudi arabia and iran france is risking. well saudi arabia and iran are two regional powers that have long been competing for influence and riyadh was a supporter of her very as a politician whereas lebanon's president is a long term ally of hezbollah pavan claimed riyadh might have forced the prime minister to resign because he felt a hey haven't done enough to stand up to the iran backed hezbollah the ali looks at
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why many fear the country could turn into a saudi a rainy and proxy war. beirut the lebanese capital nicknamed the riviera of the middle east it's an oasis of calm in an often troubled region but that wasn't always the case the city was the center of a bloody civil war that raged from one nine hundred seventy five to one nine hundred ninety it was for too long sectarian lines which is still present across the country today. here outside the holiday inn hotel the marks of that war are still visible thousands of men fought for control of a number of luxury hotels in this area the holes in the wall a testament to that fighting.
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for the past twenty seven years but with the resignation of lebanon regional countries trying to positions were considered as a declaration it's one another they want us to humiliate and fight one another i think the saudi decided to escalate they want to take a very strong position. against hezbollah and they knowing for fact that this would cause instability in the country and they wanted somebody who. probably project forces or forces against against hezbollah so it was like a coup by this who would use the word of the lebanese people think about the. prospect of a return to the dark days of the civil war and that's what he said because said that if people are getting up there. and seeing here and working with that with people with different religion and we all accept each other. we were almost killed in the last war i remember everything there was no electricity no water we cannot
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survive another war. i'm afraid there will be a civil war again but i hope that god will stop this from happening i am a sunni muslim but i have friends from all faiths shia druze and others we are all brothers will continue to call these peacefully sunni shia maronite for us the most important thing that the citizens of lebanon may god grant that there will be no civil war in lebanon is one of the few countries in the middle east which has managed to maintain a balance between its many sectarian factions that balance can be fragile could be upset by certain regional powers choosing the country as a buffer run for the road proxy wars. in beirut lebanon we discussed the ongoing situation in lebanon in an exclusive interview with his top diplomat. today
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we're facing another attempt to creating hot beds of chaos and instability which in turn lead to terrorism what is happening in lebanon follows the same scenario which is why it's necessary to finish this tour here in russia russia is for most of all against radicalism and terrorism we want to discuss preventative measures with moscow to ensure that we're not threatened lebanon remains stable and we're able to fight terrorism it. then and lebanon is able to counter any threat we are ready for such a scenario but we strive to do everything possible to prevent this from happening and want to have good relations with saudi arabia we're still acting this way and we're not going to change this approach unless we're forced to act in self-defense and other than the whole we can follow such a constructive policy but we're not immune from hostile actions towards us we see this in the situation with mr hariri anyone could go to war with us but i still doubt that this will happen because the consequences would affect those who start
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a war of course lebanon would suffer as well so we want to avoid war. feel. any country can take action against hezbollah as the us does although the hezbollah leader has repeatedly said whoever wants to oppose us let them oppose us but leave lebanon alone we do not want lebanon to suffer because of us we believe that any punishment directed against all the lebanese people will have consequences for those responsible and affect the entire region is what is europe whoever decides to punish lebanon should think carefully before making such a decision but everyone bears responsibility for their actions including hezbollah . a political satirist in the u.s. has carried out a social experiment to see what would cause more control the thing waving the american flag or terror group islamic states. where is country on planet earth to protect all freedoms right. now.
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and wonder to see what the reaction would be well another flag that's out there in the news. i denounce american imperialism. thank you. for looking after spending several hours waving my isis flag shouting pro isis anti american rhetoric the sum total of one person was upset by it. but the choice of location for the experiment buckley in california may have influenced the result a number of large scale anti nationalist rallies have taken place that throughout the year with some turning violent my colleague andrew pharma spoke to me horowitz about his experiments i was out there for about an hour and in that hour we had about i was about twenty to twenty five people were made negative and maybe three or four had positive comments
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a bit like the vast majority of commas they received were quite negative ranges from no support service that was that to s. america that number of way no matter what you expect it was waving the isis support for the isis sickly and disgustingly enough. i was with the isis flag for over two hours so more than double the time i was with the us flag and i only got one person who thought it was noxious i suppose another thought that crossed my mind people might not have it might not have just registered with what you were doing i was yelling isis comfort for isis i said isis every third word could not escape the fact that this was the isis flag and i was a representative of isis and i people might be skeptical because they know that this is edited down to two minutes and you can pick and choose but the same to say the narrative the way i do my business. this is i only i will only show what the majority opinion so for example there were people support of the us flag right i
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didn't show that because the most majority people respond to me were overwhelmingly negative i never cherry pick in the sense that i'll never do the reverse i'll never show the minority and express that as the majority of the years i've been doing this i've never been accused with one exception was sweden which was you know i've been accused of doctoring the footage the tensions continue between russia and the usa the extending a chemical weapons probe in syria find out all the details on that and much more off the bike.
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people using markets to wage war against country a country individual to individual and we saw it in greece when goldman sachs and their buddies decided to tear down that country to rip it for billions of dollars of the profits john paulson we got goldman sachs with now it's spilling over into the crypto world and the geopolitical world that's happening. welcome back the diplomatic standoff between russia and the u.s. has spiraled over whether to extend a chemical weapons probe in syria that's after moscow for the second time in twenty
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four hours vetoed a resolution on the issue russia is calling for serious changes to how the joint investigative mechanism operates russia has no interest in finding common ground you have to stop trying to shift the blame on russia and russia has not negotiated with any of us your story this is a deliberate attempt to disinform asia and russia will not agree to any mechanism the extension of the journey is only possible for us after all the major deficiencies in its work of fixed russia's actions today and in recent weeks have been designed to delay to distract and ultimately to defeat the effort as i would have you forgotten how yesterday you killed a j i am russia is wasting our time everything happening here looks like some ridiculous critical to me however behind the scenes both ambassadors were caught on camera calmly discussing the situation tensions grew after the investigation issued its final report on the chemical
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attack in syria's concho koon in april this year there were pause concluded that the syrian government was behind the incidents that killed over eighty people something strongly denied by the russian side moscow earlier proposed its own draft resolution but that also failed to pass a u.n. vote one of russia's main concerns is the reliability of the some poles used as evidence that's because experts carrying out the probe didn't visit the site of the attack and received their data through third parties which had transported pulls out of syria. richard becker from the antiwar answer coalition believes russia has a point. well i think that the government of the united states and its allies particularly france. are determined. to find syria guilty of the use of chemical weapons we really have a kind of ludicrous situation where the investigators did not go to this site.
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alone which was a chemical weapons attack to not go to the side and you know to interview people in turkey and then to render a decision about how do your character play. really again it's very deficient from only. a perspective of. a leader of nato the second largest military force turkey has been branded an enemy of the alliance the comments were made during joint drills in norway the nato secretary general has since apologized twice but the instance further strained already tense relations with ankara more of a. they used an enemy chart in norway in that chart there was my name and ataturk's picture i gave instructions to immediately withdraw our forces soldiers there can be no alliance like that. the issue was with
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a poster reportedly displayed during nato exercises in norway the norwegian defense minister also expressed regret over the gaffe though that wasn't enough to stop turkey from pulling its troops out the person responsible is said to have been a civilian contractor who has since been removed from involvement in the details. well tension between tikki and its allies was witnessed again when the turkish president accused washington of supporting islamic state by directly funding militants in syria but is seems just about everyone's been accused of supporting eisel at one point or another. in a certain provocative behavior but israel goes against people state governments and confirms that israel is on belted lee collaborating with terrorists from the
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islamic state group. enjoy the money for a full very very long period of time. your summer job that you say your funds and what have you done you off by plenty of money to. the nation of qatar on fortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level. how much funding qatar has done to some of these lawmakers in syria so we give them what are called the united states. now a new report by a pentagon watchdog suggests u.s.
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forces in afghanistan do not to intervene in cases of child sex abuse photos be widespread in parts of the country yet american troops are apparently prevented from doing anything about it. we can hear them screaming but we are not allowed to do anything about it my son his officers told him to look the other way because it's their culture they report and if the u.s. soldiers who raised concerns were told that nothing could be done as it's an internal issue for afghanistan. one of the most common examples of child abuse is known as batch of bardsley or boy play on our website we have a film that looks more deeply into the issue here's a preview. yeah . he needs a little ac. they
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don't. want to need for people to sit for six there's the name she is the sitting room of the night and so most of the time was there. but i doubt it but i was in some cinemas there when we spent to film a u.s. diplomat and jim johnson asked he thinks the pentagon's response suggests quote moral bankruptcy it really does make you ask the question is that why americans are fighting and risking their lives in afghanistan to make the world safer pedophilia we can't say anything about not only child abuse in afghanistan but the stoning women and honor killings in afghanistan let's remember that it's good to stand during the soviet period in the priests over that period there was a lot of liberation of women during that time which that has put a stop to now that our friends the mujahideen have come to power who but we have to respect their sovereignty on the other hand in countries like say serbia we
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pressure them to have gay rights parades and all sorts of things that as a sovereign matter they don't want to have but we're more than happy to push a very perverse human rights agenda on them so of course we are we're respectful of sovereignty when we feel like it and we run over it roughshod when we don't feel like it. as always we love to hear your thoughts on the day stories so do get in touch by following us on facebook and twitter and join make at the top of the hour for the latest headlines. to see that people keep but don't see the faces of these people. that.
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