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rusher accuses the e.u. of meddling in its internal affairs as the bloc imposes sanctions over the jailing of opposition figures alexina valmy serving time for. infiltrating russian language media leaks documents suggest the british government sought to boost negative coverage and weaken russia. while in england prime minister boris johnson hopes it's time lucky with a step plan of lifting the latest lockdown starting with schools next month despite persistently high daily new covert infections. and a renowned italian opera singer gets the sputnik the job while on tour in moscow that as a 3rd russian covert vaccine is registered in the country. lowlife
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found worldwide this is r.t. international from moscow by name calling bray with the world stories were across for you this hour 1st moscow sees nearly imposed sanctions as an attempt to interfere russia's internal affairs the blocks demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina valmy who's serving jail time for breaching the terms of a suspended sentence for fraud. to events around the situation or to not only. we reach a political reason to impose grist to his measures against those chris principle for his arrest and sentencing and persecution. and for doing that the 1st time ever remake usual due to being union global human gretsch regime to
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descend but we know that there will be sanctions we don't know exactly what they'll be your who will be the target of them we expect that it will be focusing on both related to the 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 those that by the end 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 blanket 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 in gage into country and russia in
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defending the political and civil freedoms. and at the same time we must define a moderate be the end it to avoid to permanent confrontation with a neighbor. who unfortunately seems to have decided to act as senator shelby. unfortunately some of those statements from high representative birrell 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 'd 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. it's the framework of the relations between russia and the youth 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 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 to fraud to a french cosmetics company we are expecting to find out in about a week's time according to usa but al exactly who will be the targets of the sanctions and what those sanctions will directly and tail or have been sounding out based political analysts to ask whether they think the latest sanctions will hit
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the market 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 president 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 the documents allege
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that the u.k. hopes to boost negative coverage of russia by seeking journalists and contractors to infiltrate the country's media but i guess 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 design deliver and evaluate a 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 there 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 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's owner and the range of independent investigative journalists in conjunction with data analysts and king's 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 the 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 manage its various informational outlets as worse created and network of influencers and russian social media there are hundreds of documents revealing the
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london propaganda 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 title independent media and independent journalist is going to spawn much more skepticism than trust. staying with the u.k. and schools in england could reopen as early as next month despite daily new coke cases hovering around the $10000.00 mark prime minister boris johnson earlier told m.p.'s that all the other restrictions could hopefully be phased out by late june
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reporting next from westminster the edwards daschle. 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. so stunned sure with numbers in hospital only now beginning to fall below the peak of the 1st wave. but we're able to take the steps because of the resort of the british public. success of our religious in battle 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
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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 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 all covert 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 you not proceed has been
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inoculated with the sport a very covert job while on top moscow got ahead of her performance of the bolshoi theatre she told us why. the new school was that what you know since i am in moscow to work at the bolshoi theater i had an opportunity to take this put think the short term took it in europe's politically 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 so 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 the vaccines helped to bring down the number of daily new covert cases here in russia and on saturday a 3rd national shot was registered and scheduled for distribution next month and america compared the situation with the european union and hopes that sputnik very will get to the block to. 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 here says 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 mightily in france are very preoccupied are afraid that it will complicate the postcode recovery i'm in favor of sending sputniks the supplies to europe and elsewhere if it helps overcome the problem of vaccine shortages and allows everyone to get vaccinated if you. go without saying on the way facebook's been blocking public information on covert vaccinations the firm says it's all a mistake we'll tell you where it's pointing the light after the break.
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the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. all over again facebook has by mistake been blocking messages from public authorities promoting vaccination against cove it calling into question the platforms effectiveness and helping awareness campaigns reach their audience the restrictions made it very difficult for the township in our efforts to inform our residents about important information regarding covered 1000 registration and updates this is very unfair and september messages from 110 groups and institutions in the u.s. and europe began being removed from ad rotation and sent to a register of political messages instead of 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
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issues and actions the ripple effects 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. proof 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 diverts 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 that is promoting chaos
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there are plenty of political groups and ideologies that thrive on the chaos. did to problem of course now for facebook is that once facebook has declared itself is a political player once facebook is said to the it has got people who are varying certain political ads were very set of political opinions and views we are always going to look at facebook in a very very suspicious ari's. thanks the family of a boy who allegedly froze to death in texas assuming power companies for $100000000.00 that he struck after temperatures dropped dramatically last week in the lone star state the 11 year old died on tuesday at his family's mobile home he was sharing a bed with his younger brother on the several blankets trying to stay warm the home reportedly being without power for days as like many others amid the snowstorm investigators are still looking into the cause of death but the family lawsuit says
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the boy died of hypothermia. despite having knowledge of the dial weather forecasts 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 failed 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 the energy companies after electricity prices soar i'm 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 bend 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 car sprout. over
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$4000000.00 power outages were reported as the blizzard tore through texas 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 u.s. 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 on solutions to help texas families and is sure they do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills are the politicians are also stepping in to help congresswoman sheila jackson lee delivered paynter of water to residents in history the killer scott amos again says ordinary people shouldn't be picking up the tab for the failures of the government and power companies. of course this is a natural disaster for except this because they don't have the infrastructure and they're not ready and prepared for this type of thing but again why should the
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working class where the middle class have to pay for that this needs to be deregulated because the government needs to step in because no way they 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 had time they've known but they chose not to invest in it and so this is what happens is the perfect storm. there's been a backlash against coca-cola after an employee revealed that it's training workers to be less what's it cost all of us 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
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be lost on many i don't know about you 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 send 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 a host of companies to help on the world bandwagon from changing profile pictures
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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 racism bigotry and intolerance literally on the menu and you better watch out
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after all you are what you eat. italy's ambassadors of the democratic republic of congo's being killed while travelling at a u.n. convoy in the east of the african country look at an aa c.e.o. was reportedly heading towards a school as part of the world food program initial reports claim the assailants were attempting to kidnap diplomatic staff and italian police officer protecting the envoy and their congolese driver were also killed in the incident. while in haiti anti-government demonstrators have clashed with police get arrests been ongoing for weeks now after the country's president refused to step down claiming his term ends on february 2022 the demonstrators say president morsi has already overstayed his turban are accusing him of being a dictator and also want the u.s. ambassador out of the country as washington supported the president's claim to
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power. spain's catalonia region centering a 7th nights of rest riot police are facing off with activists in barcelona who are protesting the recent jailing of catalan wrap up public. arrested last tuesday the musician was found guilty of insulting the spanish royal family and glorifying terrorism in his lyrics and in tweets protests have been ongoing in bosler ever since with people saying that the rappers prosecution is it all with freedom of expression. that's it for me had saskia tailless here in the coming hours to keep you updated on all the stories we're across for you here as r.t. international another for me.
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it's been decades since the fall of spain's fascist regime but old wounds still haven't healed. in the. good way to mr bow or to me on the bus at the 6 mean older that ensures that they sing cause me to you know cells of newborn babies were torn from their mothers and given away and forced adoption that only leaves the other for feaster my own role as a fellow mentor to this day mothers still search for grown children while looking in hope for their birth parents. when i was a child's seemed wrong. but all were all just all. to me the world is yet to shape out these days because as a kid and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find
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themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. i'm afshin rattansi and you're watching another lockdown edition of going underground as nato nations are called mainstream media arguably ignores corona virus vaccine colonialism of the rich benefit from the virus in to a be speaking to a danish minister about how a vaccine wealthy countries building an energy island but 1st guinea is declared in
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a bowl or epidemic in its 1st outbreak since 216 when over 11000 people died this after the w.h.o. criticized rich countries for over ordering covert vaccines joining me now from abou j. nigeria's one of the world's top coronavirus health care professionals and senior atlantic fellow for health equity at george washington university dr if you know so for thanks so much athena for coming on i've been a 1st start off by whoever answering about me it certainly here in the e.u. how bad is it in guinea in the rest of the west africa the w.h.o. put 6 countries on the ok thanks again option for having me so i think. that again. the high standard of a lot will have been fed i think our big big concrete guinea. africa you know will be africa. maybe it could be deal with it but. because up of all the let's have dobie let's all butt.


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