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will search for grown children. for their parents. headlining right now russia accuses the e.u. of meddling in its internal affairs as the bloc imposes sanctions over the jailing of opposition figure alexina valmy is serving time right now for. infiltrating russian language media leaked documents suggest the british government sought to boost negative coverage and we can russia. in england prime minister boris johnson hopes it's 3rd time lucky with the step plans of lifting the latest lockdown starting with schools next month despite persistently high daily new code infection . and the renowned italian opera singer gets the sputnik job while on tour here in moscow that is a 3rd russian covert vaccine is registered in the country. and
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worldwide this is r.t. international from moscow where it's just midnight now tuesday the 23rd of fabric on call in braille with a big developments were across for you this our 1st moscow sees newly imposed sanctions as an attempt to interfere in russia's internal affairs blocs demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina who's serving jail time for breaching the terms of a suspended sentence for fraud. we read your political. measures against chris principle for suppressed sentencing and persecution. and for doing that for the 1st time ever remake usual to appear in union global human gretsch
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regime to descend where we know that there will be sanctions we don't know exactly what they'll be all who will be the target of them we expect that it will be focusing on both related to the jailing of kremlin critic alexei in the valley or expect any investigative committee the national guard the prosecutor general's office as well as the federal penitentiary service to all be the targets of the sanctions that have been promised on monday what we heard from the high representative for foreign affairs of the european union was that this came following a meeting between the foreign ministers of the 27 member states of the e.u. they were also joined by u.s. secretary of state anthony blinking at one point down the live from washington that they were all in agreement that russia had been acting as an adversary we also wanted to do. more support to all those engagement
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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. cool unfortunately seems to have decided to act as senator shelby. and unfortunately some of those statements from high representative could well be interpreted in moscow as a change in the e.u. attitude towards russia suggesting they may well be actively get involved in russian domestic issues that is very unlikely to go down well in russia we've heard earlier from the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov who was talking about the relationship between brussels and moscow and the state that it currently finds it self in just a lover of says that is all down to the european union but that russia is willing
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to make amends if the european union also wants to do the same. the framework of the relations between russia and the youth has been deliberately destroyed by brussels we must be a group of developments it's up to the e.u. to choose if they decide that relations must be rebuilt or burst will also be ready for it well this latest developments all off the back of the jailing of kremlin critic alexei no violently he's looking at 2 and a half years in a penal colony for breaching the terms of a suspended sentence that was handed down to him in 2014 when he was found guilty of having defrauded a french cosmetics company we are expecting to find out in about a week's time according to yossi but al exactly who will be the targets of the sanctions and what those sanctions will directly and tail we've been sounding out some e.u. based political analysts to ask whether they think the latest sanctions will hit
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the mark or backfire. well of course it's an interference into russian affairs we have to see that. there are other allegations in russia being dealt with in court concerning the fraudulent use of money and that had been donated to the organization of need and i think it's hard for the e.u. to determine whether these allegations are wrong or whether they are justified and of course the behavior that the european union is showing at the moment is clearly an interference through sanctions which are illegitimate according to chapter 7 of the un charter and if they are not based on a u.n. security council decision and this is obviously not the case what we've heard today is nothing resembling
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a threat to russia's economic or vital interests and so the e.u. in talking to of. showing itself as a worthy partner for the united states in a cold war propaganda exercise is staying clear of doing anything or threatening to do anything that might seriously damage the relations with russia and lead to a. war the options that couldn't pregnant would have been to to cut the north stream to project or of course think the new so-called nuclear option to us didn't discussions for 3 years to kick russia out of the script nothing of the sort was on the table today these are all internal matters in the e.u. just as the whole of russia gate there was an internal u.s. domestic policy issue. the british government appears to be behind a multi-million pound push to quote weaken the russian state leaked documents
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allege that the u.k. hopes to boost negative coverage of russia by seeking journalists and contracts to infiltrate the country's media because they have as the 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 enhanced 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 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
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reporting to suit britain's needs and wants they are getting those 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 and he 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
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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 zona 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 if russia was caught devising and directing independent media in britain scandal would have been deafening naturally moscow wants our answers the foreign office documents leaked to the internet reveal that it breaches government financial support and directly 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
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machine we are region 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. of staying with u.k. and schools in england could reopen as early as next month despite daily new covert cases hovering around the $10000.00 mark prime minister boris johnson told m.p.'s earlier the all the other restrictions could hopefully be phased out by late june
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reporting next from westminster here shari edwards daschle. well 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 he has described it as a one way road to freedom and has essentially said that the united kingdom be cautious but this policy is irreversible the threat remains so stunned with the numbers in hospital only now beginning to fall below the peak of the 1st wave. but were able to take the steps because of the resort of the british public. success of our religious in ventilating more than 17500000 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
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at 17700000 people have been vaccinated up and down the country and that's one of the motivating factors to lifting the lockdown scenario 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 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 cinemas hair and beauty all of those such things will begin their reopening 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 but the united
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kingdom is not alone in the. it's lockdown measures we only have to look to other countries across europe like germany which is also following suit despite case numbers still being incredibly high despite that grim fact the statistics remain at the high level many regions across the country have begun the process of reopening their schools causing a lot of worry and panic among education and science unions who fear that the process is being rushed through far too soon 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 nurseries and schools are running high risk well kovac 19 has gripped 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. right now to tell an opera singer has been
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inoculated with the sputnik freak over job while on tour in moscow the head of a performance of the bolshoi theater she told us why. going to school with the votes you know it's going to be 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 putting to me is considered one of the most effective 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. of the vaccines help to bring down the number of daily new covert cases here in russia on saturday a 3rd national shot was registered and scheduled for distribution next month on america ari compare the situation with the european union and hopes that sputnik very will get the block. and what i'm thinking of when it comes to europe it is
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a huge problem that it is failing to vaccinate all citizens as quickly as possible 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 c.s.s. as well as other cultural facilities closed i can't understand why there is the slowdown in europe mightn't he in france are very preoccupied we are afraid that it will complicate the post code 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 if you're without say on the way facebook's been blocking public information on copa vaccinations the firm says it's a mistake we'll tell you where it's pointing the blame after the break.
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so this is really the beginning of the changing of the guard you know we're now handing the baton off to china as the number one economy in the 21st century the numbers are there the statistics are there the relationships in your peer you are
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there the relationship with russia and iran is there you know there and there was a ship all over africa is also there. facebook has by mistake been blocking messages from public authorities promoting vaccination against kobe and calling into question the platforms effectiveness and helping awareness campaigns reach their audiences the restrictions made it very difficult for the township in our efforts to inform our residents about important information regarding coming 1000 registration and on dates this is very unfair and september messages from 110 groups and institutions in the us and europe began being removed from ad rotation and sent to a register of political messages since then facebook's acknowledge the mistake and restore the posts from a few of those organizations. well we have temporarily paused as about social issues elections are
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a politics we continue to allow ads about covered 19 that promote vaccine efficacy and have made our guidance to advertisers on how to run them publicly available we spoke to a specialist in internet law who believes the issue is part of a wider problem. there is of course no suggestion debt dislocation dish is a liberal act by facebook globally suggesting this however or which you know facebook by no deliberately be varying certain adverts certain campaigns in order to suit its own political agenda we know now that facebook is a political player and he could be it could certainly be that one day facebook will decide to promote an agenda out there is promoting chaos there are plenty of political groups and ideologies that rival kaos.
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did the problem of course now for facebook is that once facebook has declared itself is a political player once facebook is said it it has got people who are very certain political ads were very settled political opinions and views we are always going to look at facebook in a very very suspicious ari's. the family of a boy allegedly froze to death in texas assuming power companies for a $100000000.00 that he struck after temperatures dropped dramatically last week in the lone star state the 11 year old died on tuesday it is families mobile home he was sharing a bed with his younger brother under several blanket trying to stay warm their home had reportedly been without power for days just like many others amid the recent snowstorms 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
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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 soar i am pretty much $9.00 a kilo what electricity but i was 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 be bad to the point where some people have totally turned up their power because they can't. they just can't afford it it's a basic necessity for living but you think utilities should not congress. over
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$4000000.00 power outages were reported as the blizzard tore through texas and there's been an estimated $18000000000.00 worth of damage inflicted throughout the region $15000000.00 people have also reported disruption to their water supply and then the 70 have died across the us from the unusually 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 and solutions to help texas families and ensure they do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills and other politicians are also stepping in to help congresswoman sheila jackson lee delivered pizza and water to residents in houston a killer scott amos again said ordinary people shouldn't be picking up the tab for the failures of the government and power companies across this was a natural disaster except it's 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
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working class with the middle class have to pay for that likely to be deregulated because the government needs to step in and build my way that should be monopolized so that they can charge whatever it is that they want to everyone as far as the employer structure and preparing they've had time they've known. that 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 that it's training workers to be less wise because of as 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 our white employees a less white but put down your stones at least for now this has nothing to do with
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blackface but rather a training course for workers the video circulating on social media is from a publicly available linton learning series and there's not a focus of a company's curriculum better together global learning curriculum it's possible learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace in the program and 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 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 you but i can do in coca-cola products any more
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emergent coca-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 push 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 send to themselves in white the pity proving the training's very premise the majority of that content looks to be in point it's that last slight which is an issue because of the rigidity of corporate america coca-cola is just the latest in 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
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lines deemed to be well behind the times. to eat healthy used to be all about carbs fats and proteins not anymore though racism bigotry and intolerance up literally on the menu and you better watch out
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after all you are what you eat. it's an exam buster to the democratic republic of congo has been killed while traveling in a u.n. convoy in the east of the african country a town arceo was reportedly heading towards a school this part of the world food program initial reports claimed the assailants were attempting to kidnap the diplomatic staff and italian police officer protecting the envoy and their congolese driver were also killed in the incident. meantime in haiti anti-government demonstrators have clashed with police the unrest been ongoing for weeks now after the country's president refused to step down claiming his term ends in february 2022 the demonstrators say the president has already overstated. a dictator they also want the u.s. ambassador out of the country as washington supported the president to power.
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spain's catalonia region is entering a 7th consecutive nights of unrest riot police are again facing off with activists in barcelona who are protesting the recent jailing of cattle. arrested last tuesday was found guilty of insulting the spanish royal family and glorifying terrorism in his lyrics and in tweet protests have been ongoing since with people saying that the rappers prosecution is a freedom of expression. where across all the developing stories international i'm calling moscow back with the next world update in just a. there
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are already strong signs that bind the ministration is returning to the foreign policy of the obama years obama's foreign policies were hardly a success indeed this was the time of endless wars will divide the finish patient with the mistakes committed and growth on the world is driven by a dream shaped by phone person.
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who dares thinks. we dare to ask. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. my father had contacted many lawyers in both canada and the
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united states and no one was prepared to do this they were very very brave to go up against the government in this way that night parents thought of them as heroes and so today david or look coach standing as a member of parliament didn't really help as much. as the powers that be an ottawa room were concerned about not rocking the boat with their american colleagues and they were about. dancing a case that was brought by one of their own members of parliament. a lot of bizarre physical therapy is going on in psychiatry at the time. but no one had ever used the combination of very powerful drugs electro convulsive therapy extended sleep sensory isolation and all the other methods.


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