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french unions that lead a march through central paris raising the pressure on president micron over his controversial labor reforms. meanwhile the french president hosts a meeting with the lebanese prime minister whose surprise resignation announcement has raised fears of regional turmoil we discuss the developments with the country's foreign minister will not stay with facing another tend to create chaos and instability which in turn lead to terrorism. also this hour t.v. decisions are put on hold as german parties miss their deadline to form a governing coalition.
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broadcasting live director our studios in moscow this is an arch international thomas certainly glad to have you with us now thousands of people have taken to the streets of paris to voice their anger over president social policies. was. the. was. the crowd was blocked by police on their way to microns official residence of the l.s.a. palace this follows days of protests in towns and cities across france against labor reforms aimed at spring growth and cutting unemployment critics say the plans will defend the rich and reduce it job security president has also been accused of violating civil rights with a new and her. staying in paris now crowds gathered outside the libyan embassy
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on saturday calling for action against the growing slave trade in the war torn country. was was was. was was. it was a tense standoff with a heavy police presence according to the u.n. that migration agency in libya has seen a surge in slave auctions over the past year with people traffickers taking advantage of the migrant crisis. of the lebanese prime minister is also in the french capital where he has met with a manual and follows saad hariri that recent surprise resignation announcement in saudi arabia and subsequent absence from beirut this sparked speculation that he
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was being held under house arrest in riyadh here's what hariri had to say as he left the l.s.a. palace left on some fronts has shown once again how great its role is in the world and in the region and it is proven it's still occasion to stability and lebanon i will return to beirut in the coming days. some will take part in the celebrations dedicated to the country's independence. hariri also promised to express his view on the ongoing situation in lebanon and outlined his next steps after a meeting with of the country's leader the statement was made after he had lunch with micron joined by the prime minister's wife and eldest son the turmoil in lebanon is thought to have been on the agenda with hariri visit to france viewed by many as the first to step out of the crisis artie's marie financial has more from paris. 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
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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 lebanese internal as well as regional affairs eight 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
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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 had to say i will bear for welcome him with all of 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 number of friends as president emmanuel mccall invited mr hariri to france after he's very short and very unexpected today say to saudi arabia at the time when lebanese prime minister was there the role france is trying to play in this situation is a very large ika of france's lebanon's former colonial. rule eight has a very close he story clearly very close ties with that levanon many politicians including mr hariri the lebanese prime minister used to leave you he has
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a house in harry's so franz is a very cool to country for lebanon but many say that maybe this time trying to mediate between the two out very influential power is such as saudi arabia and iran france is risking saudi arabia and iran to have long been competing for influence in the middle east riyadh it was a supporter of hariri as a politician whereas lebanon's president is a long term ally of hezbollah he even claimed to riyadh might have forced the prime minister to resign in a bid to weaken hezbollah which receives support from iran artie's i saw the looks at why many fear the country could turn into a saudi arabia in a 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
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a bloody civil war that raged from the one nine hundred seventy five to one nine hundred ninety degrees for too long sectarian lines which are 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. this. while his street the green line the predominantly muslim west of the city for the mostly christian east today the story is very different many religious groups lived together in the country and the stability for the past twenty seven years but with
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the resignation of lebanon's prime minister saad hariri announced live while he was in saudi arabia there are fears that some regional countries are trying to push lebanon into civil strife to pressure the shia political party has been law has bill as actions were considered as a declaration a war against saudi arabia by lebanon and by the lebanese party of the devil saudi arabia is trying to turn the lebanese against 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 it will this will cause instability in the country and they wanted somebody who. probably project forces or forces against. hezbollah so it was like a coup by the sudanese to the lebanese people think about the prospect of
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a return to the dark days of the civil war and that's one of the boats it didn't work because said the nice people beating up each other. and seeing here and working with that with people with different with different religion as we all accept each other. we were almost killed in the last through what i remember everything there was no electricity no water we cannot survive another war save i'm afraid there will be a civil war again but i help that god will stop this from happening i'm a sunni muslim but i have friends from all faiths shia druze and others we are all brothers will continue to coexist peacefully sunni shia maronite but 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 but that balance can be fragile could
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be upset by certain regional powers choosing the country as a buffer for their own proxy wars. in beirut lebanon we discussed of the ongoing situation in lebanon in an exclusive interview with the country's top diplomat. today we're facing another attempt at 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 are 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
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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 then 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 will affect those who start 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
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. german parties are struggling to form a new government almost to two months after the election merkel's c.d.u. slash c.s.u. bloc of the greens and the free democrats are trying to build a so-called jamaica coalition as their combined colors resemble that of the country's flag but the parties still appear far from a deal with crucial decisions frozen while they make up their mind as artie's peter oliver explains angle of merkel 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 so on across the continent as well angle of merkel is destructive here in major projects of ground to an almost standstill. without chancellor merkel's full backing the ambitious pillar of social rights plan
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which was launched in sweden on friday hardly landed with fireworks. then those breaks that where there's little chance of trade talks that theresa may want so desperately getting under way before this a government here in germany. the same goes for eurozone reforms that were put forward by french president emanuel. it's worth noting that those that 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 certainly 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 hellishness it's not going to be easy it will certainly be difficult but
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it's worth negotiating a second time i'm going to shower for a no no half and then i'm going to go on t.v. and 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 divvy. between these parties proved to be too white peter all of the early. the media notes that the
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clocks are ticking with the party still advance political scientist and c.d.u. party member verner pottle says that the e.u. will simply have to wait because sherman is cede most important power of the european union the european union certainly cannot move with our chair money and for chairman eight to move to push forward the european union or to stop pushing it forward whatever germany is in need of a stable government so far we have no stable government secure for all european business has to wait until germany is ready again to be an active player in the european game we will simply have the situation that other than in the last decades germany paralysed itself which is an exceptional situation but since our contributed there are much to this situation well it's up to her to find a way of muddling through. september's scandal free election campaign and vote was dubbed a one of the most boring in recent times however merkel's possible coalition partners
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are perhaps more interesting than they might seem. thanks thanks thanks. thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks. thanks so.
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much to us. the world powers are locked in a stalemate over a chemical probe in syria that story and much more still to come you are watching out international. manufactured to send to the public well. when the ruling classes
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protect themselves. with the famous merry go round. be the one person. in all middle of the room six. new. car welcome back this is arch international live from moscow now the diplomatic standoff between a russia and the u.s. has spiraled over whether to extend a chemical weapons probe in syria on friday moscow vetoed a resolution on the issue for the second time in twenty four hours russia is
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calling for major changes in how the joint investigative mechanism works. russia has no interest in finding common ground you have stopped trying to shift the blame on russia russia has not negotiated with any of us used to this is a deliberate attempt to disinform a should russia will not agree to any mechanism but i believe 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 on this everything happening here looks like some ridiculous spring to call 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 attack in syria's koon in april this year now the report concluded that the syrian
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government was behind the incident that killed more than eighty people something strongly denied by the russian side however moscow earlier proposed its own draft resolution but that also failed to pass a u.n. vote and one of russia's main concerns is the reliability of the samples used as evidence that's because experts carrying out the probe didn't actually visit the side of the attack and receive their data through third parties which had transported samples out of syria the us ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley responded to those concerns from russia with a strongly worded statement. with the unity of this council or alone and unrestrained about russia's obstructionism we will continue to fight for justice and accountability the united states is not the ors allowed to take military action in syria. without the endorsement of the security council in or you believe is already in violation of international law for the military
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actions that it is taking. because those have not been explicitly in security council it's up to other countries to put counter pressure in the united states if the united states government's violations of international law bother the. u.s. conservative groups have held a rally in boston and were met by an anti-fascist counter demonstration resist marxism and boston free speech planned of the so-called rally for the. public event after similar gathering was overwhelmed with august this time around their opponents came to stop the rally chanting no trump no take a tray no fascist usa a march have been banned by the city's authorities but activists and up anyway. rival crowds have been marching in barcelona amid deep divisions over the kabul on independence movement thousands took part in
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a unionist march with the message catalonia is spain is the latest in a series of pro unity marches since last month's referendum which was branded illegal by the spanish government meanwhile a group of pro independence activists gathered denouncing the government crackdown on their movement we've heard from people on both sides of the standoff. yes i mean honestly that's the only the situation has become far too polarized we were peacefully coexisting but part of our society has become radicalized with political support the politicians are the ones who started this and now they forced us to take to the streets that's why we're here so that people don't just see the radicals and secessionists cattle and society is very divided well as my fear is that i'm not saying god that i that we are demonstrating against the fascist attitudes we will been seen in the last few months we are here to make sure the freshest candidate act with impunity with their while and against the media and against peaceful protests or us or anyone who doesn't do what they want the
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administration the police the courts should all take action against those who want to impose their reality their fascism on our democracy and that does it for me i'll be back in about thirty seven minutes you are watching are two international terrorists. here's what people have been saying about redacted the night i was there was actually just full on awesome for all the only show i go out of my way to launch
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