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watch al-jazeera english streaming live on i.q. channel. plus thousands of our programs award winning documentary and def loser for us. to subscribe to you choose forward slash al-jazeera english 'd. moscow expels diplomats and bans u.s. officials in retaliation to sanctions announced by the biden administration. hello i'm i am my zealand and watching al-jazeera also coming up on the program a call for calm in chicago off the body camera footage is finally released showing the moment a 13 year old is shot and killed by police. finding common ground groups opposed
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to me and mas military form a national unity government. and it's a country where one name has moved large for 50 years as a row castro steps aside and find out what lies ahead for cuba. welcome to the program russia is moving to expel 10 u.s. diplomats from the country in response to u.s. sanctions against the kremlin this week russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov also announced the addition of 8 u.s. officials to its sanctions list and further moves to restrict the activities of u.s. and geos moscow's response was widely expected following sweeping measures by washington which included sanctions against several dozens of people and and companies and the expulsion of russian diplomats in response to interference in last year's
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presidential election which of course russia has tonight but as smith reports now from moscow. the russian government says its response to u.s. sanctions is tit for tat 10 u.s. diplomats will have to leave and a senior current and former administration officials are banned from entering russia that includes former national security adviser susan rice foreign minister sergei lavrov says he could go further still. if all exchanges of niceties continue we will ask the americans to bring the number of their diplomats who deal with bilateral relations with russia in accordance with the number of our employees working in the embassy and to general consulates in the us. the kremlin is reacting to u.s. government decision to blacklist russian companies expel russian diplomats and bar u.s. banks from buying sovereign bonds from the central bank in moscow russia continue to interfere with our democracy all this because washington says russia is involved
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in malign acts including the persecution of opposition politicians alexina valmy interfering in elections engaging in cyber hacking as well as occupying crimea that the toughest sanctions since 2018. if the government is frightened by the way the events are developing but they will change course and will continue to be confrontational but the question is how far will the kremlin push it they will try to make it look as though nothing has changed but in reality they will be much more careful in the waging of the consequences of their actions the kremlin says president putin has yet to decide if you'll take part in a u.s. led climate summit next week russia's government seems to be open but a line has now been drawn up and response to the u.s. sanctions the foreign ministry here says he wants to avoid any further escalation and survey lavrov says he takes positively joe biden's offer of a meeting with vladimir putin. but it's an al-jazeera moscow. the
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president has a landscape has pressed for 4 way peace negotiations to ease tensions following a build up of russian troops along their shared border during a visit to paris selenski help talks with the french president. german chancellor angela merkel hoping to restore a cease fire along ukraine's eastern border charles traffic reports now from kiev. emergency talks in paris an effort to deescalate a military situation with russia that many ukrainians fear could spiral into war. germany's chancellor angela merkel joined her french and ukrainian counterparts online russia's recent deployment to what's estimated to be 100000 troops along with heavy weaponry to its borders with ukraine has caused alarm across europe and among nato allies we have seen so warm and stronger nation to ukraine and france and then germany about i said where indirectly and there are it on his lead which
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we need now want to move weyrich week sorry i understand that is what problem but i think that it's not only our problem that is the safety of you or. russia the 4th member of the so-called normandy format that has for 7 years been trying to negotiate a political solution to the conflict in eastern ukraine was not invited to the meeting in paris. moscow says its troop deployment is a military exercise and poses no threat but is warned it will respond to what it describes as ukrainian provocation. 14000 people have been killed in a 1000000 forced to flee their homes since the conflict began in 2014. both science accuse each other of regularly violating the cease fire that has barely held since it was signed 7 years ago germany and france have been accused of wavering on how to confront russia and how much support to give ukraine ukraine's
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foreign minister last week called russia's troop deployment an open threat of war and destruction of his country more ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of this year and throughout 2020 in kiev ukraine's deputy foreign minister told al-jazeera russia is using the threat of violence to test nato and the new u.s. administration. ready to settle the conflict that is the question and the basic plot said about us or by terrorists is about russia russia is not interested in having result oriented approaches in these negotiations they only pushing for the process by itself to control the situation people in the ukrainian capital on the of us said those aboard the video and it happen you can expect anything from putin if there is a war everyone will defend our land we will be defending our country but a video is not only what you knew which i'm not a fortune teller but of course i don't want war everything is possible from russia
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it's the aggressor that capable of anything and nothing good will come of it. ukraine's president says he is really the holds talks with russia france and germany in order to calm the situation or the border in a statement released all the paris meeting france and germany yet again urged russia to withdraw its forces but despite the diplomatic pressure there is no sign russian president vladimir putin is ready to do that yet charles struck at al-jazeera kiev. u.s. president joe biden says his country must act against gun violence after another mass shooting claimed 8 lives the late night incident unfolded at a facility run by the logistics fun fed-ex near the airport in the city of indianapolis city's deputy police chief says the assailant took his own life after
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the shooting which lasted for just a few minutes or following the furious protest of the shootings in minneapolis police in chicago calling for calm after their own deadly incident that the victim this time an unarmed 13 year old latino boy i didn't a leader's death happened last month the body cam video is only now just been released i do joe castro reports. the video you're about to see is incredibly disturbing it's 2 30 am and an officer wearing a body camera arrives at a black and latino neighborhood of chicago a police are valences jim had detected gunshots nearby and the investigating officer runs after a person down an alleyway. that person was 13 year old adam toledo chicago police had at 1st called this an armed
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confrontation with the police claiming the boy had been holding a gun the video released 17 days later appears to tell a different story as toledo lays crumpled his empty hands still raised in the hands of position fall next to his body with no stay with us they were. at him during his last seconds of life did not have a gun in his hand. the officer screamed at him show me your hands adam complied turned around his hands were empty when he was shot in the chest at the hands of the officer. it had taken intense public pressure to convince chicago police to release the video toledo's mother had spoken to her son in early april. good night. good student. are up in the air.
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the civilian office of police accountability is investigating and the officer identified as eric stillman and obviously shaken immediately after the shooting is now on administrative duties the chicago police department was cited by the u.s. justice department in 2017 for civil rights violations aimed at minorities and a white officer who shot a black man 16 times in 2014 was convicted of murder we live in a city that is traumatized by a long history of police violence and misconduct so while we don't have enough information to be the judge and jury of this particular situation it is certainly understandable why so many of our residents are feeling it all too familiar surge of outrage and pain chicago's mayor and the toledo family have issued a joint call for calm in the city acknowledging the painful footage will elicit an
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emotional response from all who view it the last moments of a 13 year old who according to his mother had dreamed of becoming a police officer himself now dead at the hands of one heidi joe castro al-jazeera. or shower towns he's live for us and minneapolis and of us for what more do we know particularly after seeing this this really disturbing video footage what more we learn about the shooting of adam to leader. i think what we're learning in sunday what activists are saying in chicago is what they've learned from the release of this video is what they think chicago police have been up to over the last few weeks or few weeks while they sat on this video because they've had the stage to themselves they've been able to shape a narrative which was basically presenting adam to leader as no good as a member of a gang as someone who was involved in an armed confrontation with
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a police officer. and now i'm not that is how this has been presented narrative has been suttles sort of subtle and said he was until this video came out that we look at the video and we see a kid's complying with it offices orders to show his hands and he's shot anyway. the questions that we're hearing from activists is what has this been you know where they kind of setting the ground for video which actually didn't comply with the narrative that was being spun for the last few weeks what we keep on hearing is well look the reason why officer says show me your hands estimate is to ensure that they're all there is no danger once the hands are up and it's clear you there's no gun and yes this may be a split 2nd thing. but you don't shoot. and yet the police union and the police are saying no look this is a split 2nd decision you don't know what's in the mind this is you know it's
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a dangerous area and so on but that narrative a sort of probable debate of course that narrative usually works in a court and that we've got a very early stage an investigation there's no inclination this is the at the start of any prosecutions going to take place within the police force but this is the sort of thing that the police always. helps police get off any kind of sunshine because they look you up. in the moment you don't know what i have to go through i have fear and so therefore if i have the slightest bit of fear that i'm about to shoot to kill but i've narrative a sort of crumbling a bit and i think what's also striking says george floyd and since black lives matter all the protests if you see a lot of former. wait a 2nd there is this thing called the use of force continuum we do go through this all the time and we didn't shoot once we realized there was no danger point of your training point of the rules i was also being been highlighted is you can see this on twitter and everywhere else. is how many times in similar situations were white people who were actually soldiers have a gun and who are being aggressive to police officers let alone dropping by
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a gun but these things are always these things are always sorted out without anyone getting killed and anyone getting shot again is that double standard that's been highlighted a lot by activists by the chicago around here in minneapolis thank you very much for minneapolis chaper towns you're pushing to us thanks you know i live from london i had on the program including. stories of a traumatic convery. signs of some west but eventually warmer weather coming into western parts of europe over the next comes a little area starting to slide in from the atlantic and that will just run into the rarity of high pressure. because of the high with a little further race you got low pressure now that ace the side if you haven't
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that's been producing some showers longer spells of fright so they will gradually ease a little further east which is because through the next as you say you have a cloud in the right that's swirling around that area of low pressure somewhere that say just down towards the southern end of the balkans a little bit of snow still in play across the high ground in little russia showers still around that western side of but it's right in towards the valley areas much just fine and dry for now try to with all the cool side into could cost of france through the low countries up into germany and largely try to cross the british isles for the time big because the. the weather will nudge its way in across western parts of scotland i should much of northern scotland seeing somewhat weather as we go through sunday russia showers into central park but temperatures just starting to get its double figures london 14 degrees celsius even glasgow at 12 degrees fine and dry that's where the water is down towards the southwest 18 celsius there in bitrate there's a chance of what it says showers across northern parts of china and also algeria.
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but. the climate has changed every year for millions of years decades of talk good little action it's all about distracted create confusion to create smoke and mirrors the shocking truth about how the climate debate has been systematically subverted the oil industry was a main bankroller or opposition to the campaign against the climate do you think that's a bad thing to do it was fusion cooks in absolutely. 0. welcome
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back to the program i had lines this hour russia has hit back a day after a wave of sanctions from the united states 10 american diplomats have been expelled from the country with 8 top officials banned from entering ukraine's president says he wants russia's leader involved in peace talks tensions are rising on the border between the 2 countries with a large buildup of russian troops nearby and there are calls for calm in chicago after police released footage of an officer shooting 13 year old adam toledo dat the incident comes after a brawl time with protests and the death of unarmed black man. on on black man in net in minneapolis. out more political and ethnic groups of bonding together against the military and man mob a calling themselves a national unity government they want to be recognized as the jinnah just in that rulers of a country that's been under military rule for the last 2 months scott hyder reports an organization that has opposed the takeover by myanmar's military on february 1st
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have announced the formation of a national unity government a body that will work to remove military control and restore democracy it will operate inside and outside of the country. the leaders have been named including elected members of parliament ousted by the coup and who protest leaders and members of ethnic minorities they feel they have a better chance of being recognized as the real leaders of the country and not those heading the junk so no you give me a very good chance he has no good need to be of cause don't be some change we. need to mind the 2 go moment while. the announcement won't change much for the protesters nor is it expected to change the posture of violent crackdown by myanmar's security forces but some say it's aimed at building legitimacy for those opposing the junk i think that it's entirely possible that this will play an important role someone to talk
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to for the international community as someone that can speak to international forums and can represent the protesters and the people of myanmar as they continue their tug of war against military that seems determined to shoot people down in the streets he went on to say that the new government could serve as a connection to the leadership being held by the giant including deposed civilian leader on song suchi and what's new in this national unity government a broad ethnic representation of the many different groups within me and mark some have ethnic minority forces that control their semiautonomous areas and the leaders of the new body say they intend to team up with them to form a federal army scott heiler al-jazeera. the japanese prime minister has become the 1st foreign needed to visit the white house since joe biden took office in a one day summit ishi he and the u.s.
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president are expected to discuss china's economic and military power taiwan is expected to be a key issue as well with china angry american relations with what it considers a breakaway province the prime minister met the vice president and placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. well the former cuban president raul castro is stepping down as head of the ruling communist party to call it the end of an era would be an understatement after rowe and his brother fidel ruled the island for decades a latin america editor listen human has more analogous. to seuss navarro and his wife haven't missed an episode of the series conquering a dream a special state t.v. production about the cuban communist party. it's part of the lead up to the end of the castro era window castro renounces his last and most powerful position for tomorrow by the secretary general of the only party that has ruled cuba for nearly
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6 decades that means that throughout your battles entire life a castro has been in charge. infancy it would be hard to watch raul leave but will have to accept that. unlike his older brother fidel castro has been a family man more gregarious he and his wife huma spin joined fidel castro to overthrow cuba's former dictatorship he always took a back seat to his brother but for half a century he controlled the military he was vice president and number 2 in the communist party and when fidel castro fell ill in 2006 it was finally the old castro's turn to run the country he quickly lifted lol some practices such as the prohibition for cubans to buy or sell property or a car or even stay at hotels and resorts for foreigners he introduced timid economic reforms to allow ordinary citizens to run small businesses. he oversaw the
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renewal of diplomatic ties with the united states and a historic visit by president barack obama in 2016 but what he did not change was his commitment to the communist party his total control. they'd. when to look me as president to restore capitalism in cuba or to surrender the revolution i was elected to defend maintain and continue perfecting socialism not to destroy it for more than half a century the same so-called historic generation with cloth with raul and fidel castro in the insurrection has held the most important positions in the party. but 5 years ago at the age of 85 gallon castro announced that he and the rest would step down this april at the next communist party congress. juge of the lore of life in the 7th congress will be the last one held by this is storage generation. but he is handing over the baton during an acute economic
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crisis brought on by the pandemic and more severe u.s. economic sanctions and while these billboards appeal to cubans to resist. interest now more open dissent than ever. he's hinted he'll retire and return to eastern cuba where he was born and where fidel castro is buried to spend the rest of his days in the countryside but many don't believe that he's going to be like a guy you know and the spiritual guy but in the end he is going to be. controlled in every scene like like old. almost 5 years after fidel castro died than last remaining castro brother is stepping down whether he remains in the communist party in a lesser capacity or as an elder statesman it's unlikely to mean the end of 89 year old road castro's influence at least in the immediate future and the sierras and
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joins us now so you say that the last of the castro brothers now stepping down who is poised to replace him. well everything seems to be going according to plan so far unless there is a a deviation from the original script to me the espana who is currently the president who replaced. astral 5 years ago will also take over the 1st the position of the secretary general of the communist party and he will hold both positions just as fellow cast of the did and just as up to bill passed and didn't before him that seems to be the tradition but i can tell you about b.s. crime and he is 60 years old and tricks him young by communist party standards and killed part of a new generation as they call it that was born with the revolution and so he is.
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not put. kitty charismatic but he likes music rock'n'roll he likes to dance. but he's also absolutely staunchly loyal to both roland before him and for del castro and is unlikely to change to deviate very much from the script at least as i've said a little earlier in the near future right so if as you say the castro era itself off to 62 years under fidel and raul castro now coming to an end but it doesn't necessarily signal any big changes in the country from what you're saying. well no i'm not saying there won't be any but it's not going to be a bit of a from what we can imagine it won't be extremely quick and it also depends if we're talking about the economy or the political system economically. and the communist party are going to have to move very very quickly because there is a lot of discontent on the country in the country the economy is in shambles they need to modernize the need to open it up more allow ordinary cubans would have been
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begging for now for years and years and that is to have a bigger say in running the show would not just the party and not just of probably the state in other words i'd like to see something like what they have in china or in vietnam at least where there is entrepreneurship at least but that brings us to the next part of the political changes that is what i think the s. kind is not going to deviate at all in not now and not for as long as you can help but they want to put the communist party to continue to control all the politics of the country and he will probably in fact even crack down more on these this dissent that we've been seeing earlier or rather recently in the on the island thank you very much out in america as you see in human. now more than 100000 people have died of covert 19 in france some of the millions who are infected but recovered the battle against the virus was hard and at times traumatic. spoke some people in
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paris who were blaming the government for not doing enough to stop the outbreak getting worse. a do better spent 2 months in a coma in a paris hospital last year off to contract in covert 19 doctors told his family there was a chance he wouldn't leave his recovery took weeks a video of the day he returned home after his ordeal shows him looking days and fragile. new a levy i came back to life but i was totally weak and i was discouraged to fall asleep because i thought if i want to sleep i will die and i couldn't let that happen it was a battle i had to fight to leave it to bare so he survived but many have not french health officials say more than 100000 people have died of covert 19 since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago among them health worker partridge grassi his daughter says he died
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alone at home. according people need to understand that their think over times is extremely violent because you can't see your loved one you can't old their hand or say goodbye in a tweet the french president said that the victims would not be forgotten also also with their families their loved ones for children that have lost a parent or grandparent for bereaved siblings and friendships cut short the fact that 100000 people have died of covert 19 is a sad and grim milestone for france particularly for those who have lost loved ones and it comes at a time when the country is still battling a 3rd wave. at all spital near paris this doctor says there's some deaths could have been prevented if the french government had imposed tighter restrictions and unfortunately. the french government has decided to try to to live with the virus and to let the virus circulating circulating within the population and
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definitely that strategy is at least partly responsible for the promise of many deaths the government has excelled aerated is vaccine rollout and did move to a partial lockdown off to resisting calls for weeks to do so it says it will lift some of those restrictions in mid may some health workers say that would be too soon it will bear agrees he says it's important for him to share his experience and raise awareness about the dangers of cove it his way he says of honoring those who didn't make it natasha al-jazeera paris. on all stratas federal court has found that google misled consumers about the personal data collected case was based on settings in android smartphones google was found her misrepresented the options that were necessary for people's data not
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to be collected take companies particularly those providing services for free are in the interest in the business the business they are in is to collect as much data from you as possible. therefore there is always that incentive to. not perhaps be upfront with you in terms of walked out of they are collecting in case you object to it and they therefore have a list and they therefore might lose money. on main stories now russia has hit back a day after a wave of sanctions from the united states 10 american diplomats have been expelled from the country with 8 top officials including the head of the f.b.i. banned from entering it's also imposed sanctions on 8 individuals or tally ation follows the decision by joe biden's government to play sanctions on more than.


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