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if you can be born in. italy in germany consider breaking ranks with the european union using russia be even if the european regulator doesn't give approval. to british controlled territories to reject a government plan to set migrants the processing of your position is branded that idea in humane and ridiculous. joe biden the rise in hate crimes against asians in america was stirred up by spree to sit with the mainstream media piling the blame on the country. good morning thanks for joining us this is r.t. international. italy's new prime minister says rome will be forced to make its own
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decision on the use of russia but if it's not approved by the european medicines agency this is a trust in the astra zeneca job in europe was shaken by recent safety fear to all over explains. mario draghi he's not been long in the job as a tally in prime minister but he's already leading a country that's got an uneasy sense of deja vu at the moment when it comes to covert 19 it was just over a year ago that italy was at the very tip of the spear when it came to the coronavirus of driving in europe and now we're seeing intensive care beds in italy filling up at an alarming rate as fears of a 3rd wave have become reality mario draghi has said that he will operate an act outside of the use one for all and all for one perk human program if it gets what italy needs let's order sputnik be and see what happens if you are
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a peon coordination especially in health care does not work we have to be ready to act on our own and it's not only me saying this chancellor merkel told me that if the european medicines agency certifies sputnik be then ok but if it does not germany will do so itself this is normal pragmatism we have to work on the basis of european unity but if it's not achieved we have to try other ways german chancellor angela merkel has also been talking about vaccines she was speaking after a summit between the federal government here in berlin and the leaders of germany 16 states vaccination dominating those talks and local doctors here will start to be able to give out the jobs in germany at the end from the end of april now under merkel also spoke about russia's sputnik of a vaccine and she said that whether or not it gets approval from the european medicines agency she expects to see it being used here in germany in the fight
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against corona virus 1st and also sent him stuff as fired the russian vaccine is concerned have held the view for some time that we should use each vaccine that is approved by the european medicines agence seen lots of it if no such european order were available and i have seen new indications. it will be general you would have to go it alone that is a massive reality and this what i would do. as the head of the berlin branch of the german red cross i hear that many scientists from the berlin charity clinic say that the research documents the studies available about sputnik the give a positive impression of facts nation is the only serious way to fight covert 19 and my demands on demand is the following we is the german bread crossed impartial and do not interfere in political issues but we would like a non ideological decision on vaccines to be made and that everything that is scientifically based is allowed in germany and on the european market this applies
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to us and to me and to the sputnik v. in this sense there should be no ideological or political reasons that would dictate selective behavior and my impression is that at least here in germany there's not enough information for scientists to study it properly in recent weeks and days this is change in the most fundamental way and i hear that opinions of many doctors and pharmacists who've been working on this topic including from the eminent charity that's putting v can be trusted and that if the a and relevant departments fail to approve it they will lose people's trust on friday morning there were reports coming out here in germany that a facility in the book was being prepared as a potential site to produce sputnik v. in europe that if it gets approval from the european medicines agency now the german chancellor wasn't just talking about the sputnik vaccine while she was speaking to the press on friday evening she also talked about the astra zeneca vaccine said she would take that astra zeneca job her self it's been
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a tough week for astra zeneca 20 nations and european nations suspended the use of the vaccine over potential links or concerns over potential links to blood clots in relation to those who've had the job. the european medicines agency gave an extensive press conference on thursday in which they said the benefits of taking the astra zeneca vaccine far outweighed any potential risks now that saw a number almost all of those countries that had carried out this is spent of astra zeneca resume using the astra zeneca vaccine however denmark finland norway of all said they're going to hold off reintroducing it norway saying they need more information do you to several serious cases in norway we want to thoroughly review the situation before we make a conclusion there is a real mixed state of affairs at the moment with some countries around the world taking strides and leap said when it comes to vaccinating their populations while
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others staring down the barrel of a 3rd wave of coke at 90. sweden is among the countries that the yet to lift the suspension on the asters a nickel vaccine the country's national medicines regulator stressed it's a precautionary measure while cases of blood clots are investigated and epidemiology professor gave us his opinion on the ear maze decision to approve the astra zeneca vaccine. the objective here is to is to save life and avert human misery because people are crossing the channel who are being fooled who are being conned by gangsters into paying huge sums of money risking their lives people have died beaking this trying to make this crossing and it is a deeply repugnant traffic that we need to stop well that idea was 1st suggested by
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pretty brutal the home secretary and made the escalating migrant crisis there at the time it was branded a sick joke however that idea has now resurfaced from the prime minister barak johnson well critics have long said that this kind of policy will only make the journey all the more risky and that the government should really be prioritizing legal alternatives and safe passages for migrants to enter the united kingdom but on this latest policy they've branded as exacerbating the hostile environment it is an inhumane paula said that undermines our nation's proud tradition of providing protection to people fleeing persecution and terror many of whom have gone on to work as doctors and nurses in the n.h.s. these absurd ideas show the government has lost control and all sense of compassion well even the united nations has waded into this latest plan of shipping asylum seekers and refugees to remote areas in exchange for cash by calling it a risk to roading international protection for refugees but at this point we have
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heard from some of those remote territories british remote territories are saying they're having none of it along with ideas to build a road tunnel under the irish sea or a bridge above it this latest idea simply as to the rich tapers tree of life we're dealing with at present april the 1st isn't until next month but nonetheless the idea is expected to be included in policy papers as of next week as part of a wider shake up of asylum falls in a post for xcept britain so the situation is looking pretty freely. for asylum seekers here in the united kingdom in fact right now asylum seekers are being housed in temporary accommodation including former army military barracks that have long been described as a prison like we've seen outbreaks and totally. hygiene facilities there as well which is also met huge criticism from charities organizations and the labor party as well it seems as though the case of asylum seekers has long been a thorn in the government's side and so now this latest idea to ship them off to
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remote territories seems as though the government is changing its tactic of lock them up and throw away the key to out of sight out of mind like jury migration policy at the london school of economics joseph dunning believes such an offshore processing plant is misguided. he's referencing people trafficking criminal gangs which are important right in people reach nikkei as they are in people reaching the whole of europe but whether sticking with asylum seekers to be processed in all of manageable it will save lives about the 100 years there's a logic in terms of trying to trying to stop losing people in the general population right this is basically what's happened in the past 1520 years here in the u.k. when people's asylum claims have been rejected the rates of deportation are extremely low is extremely expensive it's streaming legally difficult extremely canvasser and the idea between behind this policy is essentially to isolate people in remote
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areas so easier to so survey in an easy to remove now how you would get people from the mainland u.k. to due process are also the isle of man without significant issues that's the bit for me that remains to be seen and i don't see there being a clear pathway for the british government to do that. president joe biden and his vice president camila harris have visited atlanta which recently saw mass shootings had a number of mass parlous 8 people killed 6 the victims were asian women biden and harris denounce the atrocities on the vice president also gave her view on what's been causing rising levels of hate against america's asian population for the last year we've had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating scapegoating asian americans people with the biggest part bit's spreading this kind of hate.
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well biden and her recently hinted it who they think is to blame the mainstream media's been openly pointing the finger at the trump of ministration donald trump didn't pull the trigger in atlanta but donald trump certainly was responsible for the anger in the fear of the suspicion that exists in great degree in this country much more so than ever in the past. it's not just the shootings in atlanta that are being laid it on from store as the of reports. it is being a tough few weeks for jew 50 days in office in the problems keep piling up fortunately and thank the poles for these even with trump gone you can still blame your problems on him the last administration left us a dismantled an unworkable system we are dedicated to achieving and quite frankly are working around the clock to replace the cruelty of the passage ministration to
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put it succinctly the prior administration dismantled our nation's immigration system in its entirety. a solid year democrats and biden praised migrants you remember that don't you citizenship for millions they promised within 100 days i'm going to send to united states congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11000000 undocumented people and all of those so-called dreamers those docket kids they're going to be immediately certified again to be able to stay in this country oh gosh di who could have predicted that promising millions of people potentially citizenship would flood your borders with another wave of migrants more and more migrants who believed biden's populist election rhetoric and people smugglers to whom business is booming but biden apparently didn't mean everything that he said thousands of kids are still in
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detention centers waiting deportation to mexico and you know what biden's white house is telling the crowds at the border who he gave so much hope to. goo way the message isn't done come now it is done come in this way ever do it to come to the united states is still legal path nice then there's the pandemic which has ruined so much for all of us america has been ravaged by couvade like nowhere else and it's been a disaster trumps disaster if you believe biden my predecessors and i rather say god love a failed order and of actually has failed mobilize the effort to administer the shots failed a set of actually centers at a certain point the trump bashing becomes too much even for the liberal press trump all his scenes launched operation warp speed last year under which the development
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of a vaccine its production and distribution were carried out at an unprecedented pace that was trump that wasn't biden and even the pundits agreed. even the media acknowledges a top administration troll is spearheading the development and procurement but president biden refuses to say the truth is the biggest scam is biden taking credit for the vaccine remember when joe biden and common harris spent months lying about not trusting the vaccine simply because president trump spearheaded operation warp speed now they're trying to take credit for it sick people or take and the asian violence that has really had its ugly head over the last year on the one hand trump did say borderline or outright offensive things about china and others i think there's no question that some of the damaging rhetoric that we saw. during the prior administration blaming you know calling coded you know the 100 virus or other
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things. lead to you know perceptions of the asian american community that are inaccurate unfair have raised. you know threatening has elevated threats on the other you just call and trust biden's all jobs but it comes to trump baps responsible for the ads the asian violence that is also arisen in britain and europe elsewhere and how do you blame trump for a spree of attacks in atlanta as the white house hinted when police themselves say was not racially motivated the suspect did take responsibility for the shootings he does claim that it was not racially motivated he apparently has an issue what he considers a fiction and sees these locations as something that allows him to to to go to these places and into temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate we're
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going to be honest here barden inherited a mess that pal long are they going to keep sweeping all their problems under the trump rug as. you know try solve them especially considering that a significant amount of that mess and grow on the democrats created themselves. still as president biden admits the u.s. is unlikely to me donald trump's promise deadline for pulling troops out of afghanistan we'll tell you all about more after the break. is your media a reflection of reality. in
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welcome back recently published t.v. ratings in america appear to show the post trump white house is bit of a turnoff figures show c.n.n. has lost almost half of its primetime audience following the former president's departure from office forced to naf 1000000 viewers with tuning in daily between election day on november 4th and joe biden's inauguration day in january but after that the numbers dropped and significantly down 47 percent in the key demographic of 25 to 54 year olds media and legal analyst lionel is never short of something to say he thinks don trump was a golden goose when it came to media ratings. it's the only reason they existed every day people would tune in to hear the anti trump rhetoric but also to listen to what insane connections they can make between everything and trump and it was it was brutal it was exciting it was it was it was interesting that's done this is just reality who wants to hear i didn't tire day
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a program he said wasn't that fantastic did you notice the show to chewed did you notice how great this president was when he's not and meanwhile fox and newsmax to an extent annoying and others are enjoying incredible ratings because they can turn that venom and excitement against the biden administration what i think people want to hear more than anything else is is confrontation but if somebody said we really are going to give you an honest to god of fair and balanced attack an appraisal say would love it we live in a world now of social media of trolling of immediate reaction there's no such thing as milk toast they could have done wonders by attacking if you will anybody who deserved attacking for what they are is these are apparatchiks these are sock puppets for the democratic party and everybody knows that but now that there's no
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trump to attack there's nothing there. president joe biden's admitted it'll be tough for america to me to deadline for pulling u.s. troops out of afghanistan because of ministration now considering a 6 month extension of their presence in the country and donald trump a promise to withdraw the remaining 12000 troops by the 1st of may the toll of war on afghanistan civilians that's been immense. i mean and he would be either my husband was a vendor you're selling street food or the abdulhakim on a bat when the explosion happened my neighbors didn't want to tell me that my husband had been killed because they saw i'm a woman with 3 paralyzed children and have heart disease to working with great
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difficulty it working to serve the people but eventually my neighbor came and told me that my husband had been killed in a suicide bombing it is 15 years since they came to kabul and i'm living here because of my children i searched for my husband but there was no news about him there are thousands here widows who are living west and me every morning when i am going out to see others living in west situations for me i become very sad. and poor my husband was in the afghan national army before she was an employee it has been about 4 years since he was killed i have a daughters and one son my son is 13 years old my children couldn't get any educational schooling i want to say no to war there should be no killings anymore
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no country our children have faced mental problems and war affected my children. the it says that although i was sitting there with my brothers was a bomb dropped on my house in the bombardment again from years drums my brother was killed as we know no one will be lives and lives in this war means there are a lot of people killed my 3 children were also killed i do monkeys from my god. early this week moscow hosted a meeting including representatives of the afghan government and the taliban it was aimed at reaching a negotiated settlement and comprehensive cease fire russia the us china and pakistan acted as mediators the talks resulted in a statement that is the taliban to refrain from a spring offensive the parties also called for a continuation of the peace negotiations in doha where we spoke to one of the participants of the talks and says real progress is neither. are the expectation
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was that when the talks started to. violence will be deduced big deal that has not happened as of yet. unfortunately the war continues in all the major players. asking for sissies and up while asia and hopefully this meeting in clear messages given through this meeting to both sides will help us in that i dedicate it to certainly complementing the door or any future talks which takes place it is reenergizing get there and it was the right if what i've done right. but every 2 leads for mood sites. make the public of afghanistan and the taliban. as long as the stomach the public up on the sun is concerned i can assure you that it was very helpful in that.
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it will it will help us. within that country also true of the negotiations. his loss of parliamentary immunity jail and alleged ties with artie's editor in chief just a few of the things former catalan leader a member of european parliament colace put him on speaks about in the latest episode of arties going underground because the more was a key figure in a catalog is independent referendum of 2017 that was ruled illegal by spain opposed mom was forced to flee the country he then became an m.e.p. in 2019 but earlier this month the european parliament stripped him of parliamentary immunity for the full interview on the stand off across the day for now here's a preview. tell me what their removal of your immunity from prosecution means might clear a threat against one of the bases of her european democracy which consist in
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trending fundamental rights human values that are up for a while you were in jail in schleswig. what did it personally feel like now charge that spain has presented are not acceptable you know. what what kind of crime used to mission or a 1000000000 my effective boss margarita simonyan name by the judge i understand that you are working with her and thousands of troops were being prepared from russia to help the americans users. to be wild that these are nora people knew that sean political parties were to go or worse try to of out on the agenda in order to be security to our. reputation we will continue. on i being our with political tools using our rights in european parliament we will
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fight very hard and our own we heard you missions we want to share with the rest group b. and we get on we are europe and our. european crises. a long dormant volcano sprung get into life in iceland on friday spewing mountains of lava near the capital reykjavik the lava covered an area about one square kilometer but posed no immediate danger to the local people eruption didn't come as a surprise as the country has recorded more than 40000 earthquakes over the past 3 weeks ok no previously such dormant for 6000 years time an eruption occurred on the peninsula as 800 years ago. the use plates to slash its screeners gas emissions by half in the coming decade the move though will come at a cost the european commission chief says the price tag will be hundreds of
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billions of europe we want to take green financing to the next level. because to achieve our 2030 goal we need to boost. green investment we know that we will have to invest around $3350000000000.00 euros more per year in the energy system in the coming decade to make it sustainable. the international renewable energy agency has given its own assessment on how much needs to be spent to keep rising global temperatures to below 1.5 degrees celsius by 2050 after the numbers were crunched the figure came out at $33.00 trillion dollars on top of the currently projected investment of $98.00 trillion work it out that's an extra trillion dollars a year to fund the global switch from fossil fuels all of this at a time of global underspending on infrastructure a study backed by the g 20 estimates an extra 15 trillion dollars must be spent
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mostly on transporting coming is early we discussed the climate crisis and government spending plans with a financial journalist and an environmental scientist. at the same time that was spending the money we're creating green jobs so think beef is doable it's going to be painful but in the long term it's going to benefit me is going to offset that damage that's happening to climate change right now and it's getting worse year on year on year where it is having an economic impact and storms through heat waves through we've seen while clients that we are painful we're now all these things have to be addressed urgently and we certainly need a plan my point is as to more of a long term plan than just just funding we have to have a strategy that has to be long term or just this obsession with governments to do what you're just look for a 6 months down the line and then a year from our most people just forgot about that that applies to renewables of which i'm an investor and the parent i meet and the college and everything else
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that's going on right now we really need long term plans all of these things and there is the money we just mentioned outrage accordingly so i want to see a long term strategy for renewable so that that's achievable in the same way as we . as with a pandemic and it seems like maybe we haven't really got a proper strategy for either at the moment before we have to do it in the in the right order that's my concern it's awful that i learned to have to spend the time on health now or to spend time on climate change later i appreciate it is a balancing act and there's only so much money available but i think that the more money you spend tackling climate change as quickly 'd as possible the less you can pay down the line. don't forget you can check out plenty more stories on a website. dot com.
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this is a boom bust the one business show you can't afford it or in washington coming up the world's 2 largest economy saw sparks fly in their 1st meeting in the biden era as top official from site of the united states convene we bring you the heated topics of the talks and how things are unfolding splotch them member states are ready to restart the rollout of the astra zeneca vaccine we take you inside europe's fight for full vaccination in fact show today. that we lead the program with the state of bilateral talks between the united states and china taking place in alaska.

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