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and worldwide among our allies for the next 30 years the victims say they still live with the consequences today. this is artsy breaking news the e.u. announces new sanctions against russia over the case of opposition leader alexina. infiltrating russian language media leaks documents suggest the u.k. government sort of boosts negative coverage if we can russia. renowned italian opera singer gets the sputnik the job while on tour in moscow that is a 3rd russian covert vaccines registered in the country. as a broad as a coca cola worker leaks its online training course that tells its employees to quote be less white.
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global news our reaction 247 this is r.t. international from moscow my name's column brice starting with breaking news then this hour the e.u. has decided to expand sanctions against russia over the case of kremlin critic an opposition figure alexina valmy. in response. to not only. we reach a political. measures against those crisp he suppressed and sentencing and persecution. for doing that the 1st time ever. make usual. global human. dissent. and for europe correspondent peter all of. you saw this coming didn't wait to we know much about what's in these new sanctions. well we certainly
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know why they've been put in place we still don't know exactly who they're going to target yet but the reason they've been put in places that alexei navalny kremlin critic opposition figure is facing 2 and a half years in a penal colony for call it colony for breaching the conditions of a suspended sentence that was handed down to him and 2014 for defrauding a french cosmetics company we are expecting that the sanctions will target people individuals in the investigative committee the national guard the prosecutors general's office and the federal penitentiary service. in making the announcement of these new sanctions he said and it was the opinion of all of those that were gathered it's worthwhile mentioning that this was a meeting that's been going on all day between the. the foreign ministers of the 27 member states as well as the u.s. secretary of state and to the blinken who is joining them down the line from
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washington they said russia had been acting like an adversary towards the european union we are sure what it will do. more support to all those engagement a country and russia in defending the political and civil freedoms. and at the same time we must define a moderate be the n.d. to avoid to permanent confrontation with a neighbor who unfortunately seems to have decided to act as senator or saudi. unfortunately. but this looks to the reality. well one of those lines from the bell that the e.u. will look to support. those is some peace certain groups in russia could well be seen by the kremlin is an e.u. attentive to interfere in russia's domestic issues that's unlikely to go down
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particularly well specially when you look at what we've heard from sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister previously he said that the reason that the relationship between the e.u. and russia was as low as it was was because brussels had done everything it could to try and sabotage that relationship with moscow. the framework of the relations between russia and the you has been deliberately destroyed by brussels we must be a group for any developments it's up to the e.u. to choose if they decide that relations must be rebuilt or 1st also be ready for it . so new sanctions against russia are announced by the e.u. high representative for foreign affairs joseph he said that we'll know in around a week's time exactly what the sanctions will entail perhaps more importantly who they will be targeting and i guess either way a frosty spring on the way between brussels and moscow right for now our europe
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correspondent peter all of a thanks for that. x. the british government appears to be behind a multi-million pound push to quote weaken the russian state leaked documents allege that london hopes to boost negative coverage of the country by seeking journalists and contractors to infiltrate russian media or i can see it as a story. the plan was or it is simple enough the british government and its agencies recruit independent media sometimes even desired and direct their programming manage that in order to and i quote weaken the russian state it's all in the leaked papers the foreign and commonwealth office is looking for an implementor or consortium to scope a design deliver an evaluative program of interventions that will enhance the skills and capacity or for us and journalists this project will support a wider regional her majesty's government program to counter the russian
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government's narrative and domination of the media and information space so there's even more there since what these papers paint is a picture of the british government perverting independent media twisting their reporting to suit britain's needs and wants are get involved with we call will or opinions the young and using them to subvert older generations get them to turn on the kremlin or on russian values by capitalizing on close family ties among russian speakers and revoking the spirit of the baltic way we will use young russian speakers as agents of change to influence their parents and grandparents generations and amplify distance you are able to identity through family centers direct outreach events propaganda by air land and sea a number of russian language outlets were mentioned specifically some radically
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adze government and whose claim to credibility has been their independence claim that will be now much harder to make if indeed they pocketed british money that came with strings attached and judging by these papers they weren't so much strings as cables. we are currently delivering audience segmentation and targeted support for 2 of russia's lead in independent media outlets medusa and media's owner and the range of independent investigative journalists in conjunction with data analysts and kids college london the british government allegedly adjusting the independent media's editorial and commercial strategies imagine russia was caught devising and directing independent media in britain scandal would have been deafening naturally moscow wants aren't. the foreign office documents leaked to the internet reveal that the british government financial support and directly
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manage its various informational outlets as worse created and network of influencers and russian social media there are hundreds of documents revealing the london propaganda machine we are regent and waited for london's reaction maybe it is all lies the documents detail dozens of potential programs and strategies it is impossible to verify how many were brought to life how many journalists were drafted into this propaganda offensive and how deep this corruption girls how much damage has been done what is clear is that combined with other recent revelations linking russian language media outlets to foreign governments hostile governments the independent media and independent journalist is going to spawn much more skepticism than trust. stay with the u.k. and schools in england could reopen as early as next month despite daily covert
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cases remaining around the $10000.00 mark in britain prime minister boris johnson told m.p.'s earlier that all of the restrictions could hopefully be phased out by late june let's go live to our westminster studio now our correspondent shari edwards. 3 months is a long time of covert terms isn't it britain's been here before is it realistic to have the june dated sight. but according to boris johnson the prime minister this 3rd lockdown is going to be the last he has just announced his router's roadmap out of this lockdown and he says and has described it as a one way road to freedom and has essentially said that the united kingdom will be cautious but this policy is irreversible. the threat remains substantial with numbers in hospital only beginning to fall below the peak of the 1st wave. but were able to take the steps of the resort of the british public.
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in back to more than 70500000 people across the u.k. well the united kingdom has been in this 3rd full scale national lockdown for some 2 months now so it's a hugely welcome to move than boris johnson says much of it is to do with the success of the government's vaccination rollout scheme of course we're now looking at $17700000.00 people have been vaccinated up and down the country and that's one of the motivating factors to lifting the lockdown scenario having said that the prime minister also a good knowledge is the threat is still substantial when it comes to 19 and that the number of cases are still incredibly high nonetheless this lockdown will be lifted at some point in the future and what's being proposed is a 4 step process with 5 weeks in between each process for the government to pause and reflect and analyze the data before moving on to the next step so the 1st key
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date is march the 8th that's when all schools will reopen and outdoor socialising will also be permitted with one other person depending on how all of that then goes we will move through the other phases as well with non-essential shops pubs bars and restaurants and things like the gym cinema. hair and beauty all of those such things will begin their every opening to step 4 is the final step it won't happen till at least the end of june and that will see a removal of all limits of social contact as i say no earlier than the end of june but that is basically the goal that is basically the return to normality with people being able to go about their lives as freely as they wish however as we say the government does acknowledge that the case numbers are incredibly high but the u.k. is not alone in analyzing the data seeing these high case numbers but actually doing the opposite when it comes to policy in some respects we are also seeing a similar trajectory when we look across over to countries like germany they too
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are lifting the lockdown measures despite germany's private infection levels incredibly high and on the rise at the moment but just like there are fears here in britain it's too soon there are fears in germany too. from my point of view you can't keep the school soap and when it becomes clear that the infection risk is rising considerably the regions that are now opening the cerise and schools are running high risk all covert 19 the world for the last 12 months or so and while it is safe to say that everybody is incredibly desperate to see lockdown ending the key question is whether or not it's really safe to end these lockdowns considering case numbers are so high. yeah i suppose nobody wants another summer like that in 2022 and i'm sure you'll be marking today in your calendar as much as everybody else over ok for now in westminster shaadi edwards daschle thank you. next
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a renowned italian opera singer who has been inoculated with the sputnik freak over job while on tour in moscow and ahead of a performance of the bolshoi theater she told us why. it was that which you know since i am in moscow to work at the bolshoi theater i had an opportunity to take this putting the short term took it in europe's put the 3 is considered one of the most effective and it is amazing that russia made its vaccine available to whoever wants to get it as a foreigner i had the opportunity to get inoculated for free but many people even asked me whether they can come to russia and get vaccinated it won well for me i didn't experience any side effects. in the vaccines help to bring down the number of daily new covert cases here in russia and on saturday a 3rd national shot was registered and it's scheduled for distribution next month america compare the situation with the european union and hopes that sputnik very well get the block to. what i'm thinking of when it comes to europe it is a huge problem that it is failing to vaccinate all citizens as quickly as possible
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it hampers their return to work however here in moscow everything is up and running on quite a regular basis shops theaters everything is open we musicians feel shocks to have all the theatres as well as other cultural facilities closed i can't understand why there is the slowdown in europe mightily in france are very preoccupied b. are afraid that it will complicate the postcode recovery i'm in favor of sending sputnik the supplies to europe and elsewhere if it helps overcome the problem of vaccine shortages and allows everyone to get vaccinated the. family of a boy who allegedly froze to death in texas is suing power companies for $100000000.00 tragedy struck off the temperature drop dramatically last week in the lodestar state the 11 year old died on tuesday at his family's mobile home he was sharing a bed with his younger brother under several blankets trying to stay warm the home had reportedly been without power for days just like many others of it snowstorms
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investigators are still looking into the cause of death but the family lawsuit says the boy died of hypothermia. despite having knowledge of the dial weather forecast for at least a week in advance and the knowledge that the system was not prepared for more than a decade electric reliability council of texas and to fail to take any preemptive action that could have averted the crisis and were wholly unprepared to deal with the crisis at hand but even those who do have access to heat and power in texas are directing serious questions at energy companies after electricity prices soared i'm pretty much $9.00 a kilowatt a lecture but i would be very conservative with my electricity so i have no idea exactly why but it's really so much that only going that i absolutely cannot afford it i'm not exactly sure you know who can bend to the point where some people have totally turned out their power because they can't. they just can't afford it it's
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a basic necessity for a living but you think you can already see it now are sprouting. over $4000000.00 power outages were reported as the blizzard tore through texas than there's been an estimated $18000000000.00 worth of damage inflicted throughout the region $15000000.00 people are also reported destruction to their water supply and nearly 70 have died across the united states from the end usually cold conditions meanwhile the governor of texas has pledged to bring the spiraling energy bills under control. we're moving quickly to alleviate this problem and we'll continue to work collaboratively throughout this week on solutions to help texas families and ensure they do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills. other politicians are also stepping in to help congresswoman sheila jackson lee delivered pizzas and water to residents in houston came to school today most again said ordinary people shouldn't be picking up the tab for the failure of government and power companies. of course this is
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a natural disaster for except this because they don't have the emperor structure and they're not ready and prepared for this type of thing but again why should the working class with the middle class have to pay for that this needs to be deregulated because the government needs to step in and build my way this should be monopolized so that they can charge whatever it is that they want to everyone that strives the employer structure and preparing they've had time they've known but they chose not to invest in it and so this is what happened it's the perfect storm . there's been a backlash against coca-cola after an employee revealed it's training workers to be that's why it's. the story. club soda flavors caffeine and ton of sugar it's a well guarded secret for sure but there can't be much more to bring up an iconic coke but how can we make it even better coca-cola thought well how about we make
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our white employees a less white but put down your stones at least for now this has nothing to do with blackface but rather a training course for workers the video circulating on social media is from a publicly available learning series and there's not a focus of a company's curriculum better together global learning curriculum is possible learning plan to help build an inclusive work place in the program an almost step by step guide on how to get the vice of whiteness out of you be less arrogant be less oppressive be more humble well let me sum this up for you real quick just quit acting like a jerk would jump and generally speaking it's great advice to follow while navigating through life all together but when the public found out some weren't happy that all those negative traits had been dumped on one particular race sadly
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the irony of confronting racism by telling you to be less of your skin color will be lost on many i don't know about q. but i can do in coca-cola products any more emergent cook cola telling employees to be less black or be less jewish is the except to bill and unethical to tell anyone to be less of their race religion ethnicity 6 you orientation it's the drug i'm ashamed to have coca-cola on my resume however some users pushed back and hailed coca-cola for its efforts they should have changed this to talk specifically about whiteness and not be less white but good in coca-cola for doing this work. only bigots sematic coca-cola for the less whites training that the only ones who won't even examine what else is there because they said to themselves in white the pity proving the training's very premise the majority of that content looks to be on point it's that last slight which is an issue because of the rigidity of corporate america coca-cola is just the latest in
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a host of companies to help on the world bandwagon from changing profile pictures to show support for the black lives matter movement to rebranding the whole product lines deemed to be well behind the times. to eat healthy used to be all about carbs fats and proteins not anymore though
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racism bigotry and intolerance literally on the menu and you better watch out after all you are what you eat. facebook has by mistake been blocking messages from public authorities promoting vaccination against covert calling into question the platforms effectiveness and helping awareness campaign to reach their audiences their strict has made it very difficult for the township in our efforts to inform our residents about important information regarding covered 1000 registration and on dates this is very unfair. well starting from september messages from 110 groups and institutions in the u.s. and europe were removed from ad rotation sent to a register of political messages since then facebook's acknowledged the mistake and restored the post from a few of those organizations well we have temporarily paused as about social issues selections the ripple effects we continue to allow ads about covered 19 to promote vaccine efficacy and have made our guidance to advertisers on how to run them
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publicly available and we talked it over with a specialist in internet law who believes that the case is part of a wider problem. reason for no suggestion. to be so. asked by facebook globally is just to be however all are we to know astri's book wine or a believe book be varying certain i divert a certain outcome brains in order to suit its own political agenda we know now they phrase book eve a political player and it could be it could certainly be that one day facebook ruled the side to promote an agenda promoting chaos. there are plenty of political groups and in the ideology used to rival kaos.
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big problem of course now for his book use it once facebook has declared itself is a political player once facebook is. that it has got people who are of varying a certain political ads who are very political opinions and views we are always going to look at 3 can very very suspicious audience meanwhile you tube's artificial intelligence system has temporarily blocked the world's biggest chess channel for what was described as harmful and dangerous content the algorithm apparently decided that common chess words like black and white and attack and threats were racist only boy can look at the power and dangers of computer intelligence. but which humans be without free will fully fledged sheeple that their well researches in australia have completed a study that reveals just how easy it is for ai artificial intelligence to hack suman decision making sure.
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that you are asleep. the commonwealth's scientific. industrial we sell by station day to 61 pitted participants against and ai system called a recurrent neural network in 3 experiments skipping the rest of the science the stuff they basically found that is a i excelled at leading participants to wards making specific decision just influencing their behavior and even tricking them into making a mistake. in. their vast slash was about to study the participants they didn't have a clue that they were being taken for a ride by a computer without sheep riders just imagine what this could mean for the future it will be like now. we already know that tech giants are monitoring our every
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play and turning them into dollars they can even turn clicks into if they feel like . alexander nicks told parliamentary inquiry one thing. general linux has never used facebook if you do you sort of include your profile in the. news just to stick with the population to give the message. that the company itself was founded on music taste the pizza next time you ordered out delivery because a notification just popped up old by the face that has been bombarding you without the toll since last week ask yourself was that really true and you won't know the answer the basic like monkeys that pay tax people don't want to view this missing. couple early builds that their choices the desires their understanding of. what is
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my most of all things to us they ration this detail. should be the police site night some deep think is already think that freewill is in me and that homo sapiens are simply slaves to buy a temperature changes happening eat seats for another. italy's ambassador to the democratic republic of congo who's being killed while traveling in a u.n. convoy the east of the african country the foreign ministry in rome is confirmed 30 look at asio was killed in the initial reports claim the assailants were attempting to kidnap diplomatic staff an italian police officer protecting the envoy was also killed in the incident. while in haiti anti-government demonstrators have clashed with police arrested in ongoing for weeks now after the country's president refused to step down claiming
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that his term ends in february 2022 the demonstrators say president is already over stages to under accusing him of being a dictator we also want the u.s. ambassador i will save the country because washington supported the president's claim to power. in spain's catalonia region riot police faced off with activists overnight who were protesting against the recent jailing of catalan rapper public hostle arrested last tuesday the musician was found guilty of insulting the spanish royal family and glorifying terrorism in his lyrics and tweets as well protests have been ongoing in barcelona ever since with people saying the rap of prosecution is an obscene with freedom of expression. just turned 27 minutes past the hour here in moscow that's it for us for now your next update from r.t. international is in just over 30 minutes.
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we're more politicized than ever we're more polarized than ever the 21st century when speed is measured in megabytes per 2nd.
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electronic mail electronic money electronic media infinite possibilities for exchanging information i mean me and my misery nationalized freedom of speech and social media bends censorship and double standards who should judge what can be said online. the internet audience now totals almost 4500000000 almost all of them are active social network users put one wrong move on their pages deleted digital. don't exist anymore. not who runs the show on the web how can anyone stand up to the tech giants if even heads of state face the threat of being banned is there any lives to hold that virtual. nudist but i was reasonable way.
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oh in the traditional motion picture story the villains are usually defeated the ending is a happy one. i can make no such promise for the picture you're about to watch the story isn't over. i remember the nurse bringing my father down and he's gone from a man to these almost non human creature. fears and starts to try to get rid of the equipment that they used to put him in sensory isolation he's mumbling incoherently he's trying to.

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