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president russian vaccine development to discuss the production pales the safety of domestically produced. procedure. has failed. speaking to foreign minister condemns the. program and urges the european regulators to approve russia. and its vaccine supply feud with the u.k. saying it could cross shipments. of
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animals. 20 officers in rallies against a controversial policing bill. international . the stories we're tracking for you this hour. with russia's developers to discuss ways for accelerating the rollout both domestically and also . and he stressed to the strong safety record of russian shots compared to foreign rivals. probably the biggest news of the day here in russia and also a serious call friends boost for those who are still worried about the vaccination is the announcement from president vladimir putin that he is going to get the vaccine tomorrow that is going to be chouse day march 23rd but we don't know
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which of the 3 russian made vaccines registered in this country he has chosen and it looks like the kremlin doesn't want to reveal that in order not to give any preferences to any of the 3 manufacturers but mr putin has praised all of them saying all 3 russian vaccines are great so what you mean is today with full confidence we can say this something has been proven that russian vaccines are absolutely safe and effective none of the 4 an equivalence should the same level of protection once again this is a resounding success for domestic science and it's been recognized approved is the geographical adoption of the speed of the vaccine is actively growing the russian leader said that after providing the latest numbers on the vaccination in this country so far 6300000 russians have received the 1st component of the
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jab 4.3 are good to go with the complete 2 components now a broad 55 countries have approved the use of the v. although a lot of our putin is making it clear that for the russian government the domestic campaign to immunize the public for now is the number one priority in the meantime a senior european union official has battled back after saying last week that sputnik v. was one of the candidates for official use in the european union in his latest t.v. interview terry bread tone said that the blog pretty much doesn't need to put me at all and sided issues with production pace in russia. we have absolutely no need for sputnik v. the russians are having a hard time making it. the manufacturers of russian made sputnik the reacted to that statement almost immediately by accusing mr bird tong of being biased against
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just because it's russian they made it clear though that the only ultimate goal for them is to carry on saving more and more lives around the world the response from president putin also came quite quickly 1st he blamed some western officials and western media for leading a deliberate campaign to discredit russian made vaccines and also questioned the genuine goals of the people who make such statements. we are not forcing anyone to do anything but when we hear such comments from officials the 1st question that comes to mind is who do you serve to represent the interests of pharmaceutical companies well to citizens of european nations what are you doing and these people are trying to lecture us so the bottom line is that despite what the russian side is calling bias and attacks against russian vaccines moscow wants to accelerate the pace of the production and vaccination both at home and they're looking forward to
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that abroad as well over that in mind hungary's top diplomat is calling on the e.u. regulators to approve sputnik vai after he personally received the russian vaccine in an interview with r.t. the foreign minister explained why he thinks europe's inoculation campaign has faulted. vaccine is not a question of ideology for us it is a matter of saving lives and that if we had not contracted the chinese and the vaccine have saved the health care ahead of health and the lives of many hungry areas the hungry a national regulator has approved the emergency use authorization for nukes so i had no answer i was the one. that asked by our government to negotiate with the russians on the ration of purchasing when you
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after a long serious of negotiations and we were able to sign our contract which. a lot in accelerating the vaccination in hungary. there are 2 ways you know europe according to the european regulations how a vaccine gonna get approval one days definitely julienne 8 european medicines agency through a l.s.e. organ the rehab procedure but you don't get the regulations also say there's another way in case of emergency and that these other way should be completed by the national regulators would use for the emergency even. so the fact that the hungry a national regulator has issue with emergency use or fraud offer a zation is nothing you know against the regulations and and that's what made us a little bit fed up you know that the way hungary has approved this we knew it was going to dirty in the west and borrow your opening global media as if we had made
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something of gays or you're going to regulation which is which is not true you wrote the regulations say very clearly that in a case of emergency you can make such an. icon give you an explanation why e.m.e.a. is so slow of course of course i mean bureaucratic explanations can be given any time and they can say that they date back more documentation based by the russian look on their part to do the sums that i don't know what i see is what i see is that there are vaccines in the world which are used by millions and millions of people believe russian or chinese but there are these are not authorized here or even in europe you know once again you're a graphic explanations can be easily given in the fine but not this is not about the reference if you says about the lives of the people but more x. and you have and the more 'd people you're going to say but i think very simple at least to speak about it for sure. the decentralized
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procurement procedure managed by brussels has failed as fairly comes regardless of the promises and the expectations there are much less back seems arriving and market share slower compared to what had been before why it became obvious that the shipments. managed and coordinated by brussels are not satisfactory we've around the write down by the same people by the same bureaucrats by the same politicians why we want to buy additional vaccines for our own people for our own people and i think this is a this is a matter of of obligation of the state of the government to protect the lives of its own people. so the vaccines are also center stage in the u.s. relations with the u.k.
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russell says now double down on threats to ban exports have a chronic delays in distribution we have the possibility to ban planned exports this is a message to astra zeneca you fulfill your part of the deal towards europe before you start to deliver to other countries it seems that the e.u. could be holding back on millions of vaccines that are due to be transported to the u.k. in the next if it takes that decision to suspend all facts in the next ports to be kate now the move has incensed government ministers as you can imagine but also opposition party the labor party standing by u.k. government on this particular point of calling for calm from the. i would urge the european commission to calm down the language cool the rhetoric and that's try and work together to get through this crisis. what seems most bizarre is the fact that this is over astra zeneca jobs coming to the e.u. or not enough and that's because there is
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a huge amount of mistrust in this particular vaccine just for example here in france it's so high that only 20 percent of people say that they have faith in that job and as we know over the last week 19 european countries decide this to suspend astra zeneca over fears of safety in regards to blood clots and despite the fact that the european medical satan see as once again rubber stamped it that's not good enough for some e.u. countries who are still holding back and while. big wigs are talking about the idea of not getting enough astra zeneca day to stay here what they're not talking about is how many doses european countries are just sitting on millions and millions of doses that have yet to be used here now i also want to talk about what's happening in france because astra zeneca has been restarted as a campaign again but this new advice from the french health authorities here which means it can now only be used for over 55 completely different advice to what we
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had just a few weeks ago where president machen was saying that it was quasi effective for all their age groups and that some u.k. experts is causing a problem in undermining confidence it doesn't make any sense the whole thing looks completely crackers they're changing the rules almost every week they're really damaging people's confidence in vaccines generally they're sitting on a massive stockpile of vaccines that they haven't deployed yet and at the same time they've got a massive wave of the new variants coming across the country you could make it up. there's also a question about how much of this row is about the e.u. trying to deflect attention from how poorly it's handled this crisis something it itself has admitted and of course let's not forget the u.k. was invited to join the joint procurement scheme with the e.u. despite breaks it the e.u. politely declined and said we're going to do it our own way and as
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a result of that they speeding ahead with their vaccination program just to put that into context 51 percent of all adults in the u.k. have received at least one dose of a vaccine compare that to around 10 percent here across the e.u. as a whole in the figures really sort of paint a picture of how starkly different the campaigns are and some might say that this is now the e.u. throwing a bit of a tantrum and it's ready to throw the baby out with the bath water. the british government sunday night rioting in the city of bristol the home secretary describing it as police vans were torched of 20 officers injured during a protest against a controversial bill to expand police powers. please please.
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please. but we've seen over the week this protest against. the legislation being introduced by the british government but many have accused the government of attempting to try to cut down on people's ability to protest freely given the police will powers as to when and where people can demonstrate now of course a lot of this is taking place against the backdrop of the coded pandemic in their fears that this legislation will be that's a long term if not permanent changes and so to that extent the protests to in the southwestern city of bristol last night was the evening wore on things became progressively more violent. clashes took place feed a number of the protesters and police away here in the central bristol bridewell police station where number of officers 20 officers reinjured one suffering a punctured lung one with broken ribs and another with
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a broken arm so quite serious scene 7 arrests were made and it led to participation of all those violent scenes from christmas all 170 degrees was one of the most of the morning texts behind the legislation i have sparked this in bristol. unacceptable scenes in bristol tonight secor and is older by a minority will never be tolerated our police officers put themselves in harm's way to protect us all my source this evening a with those police officers singe it now we've seen it already it said it's a clean up operation taking place the number of forensic police officers on the roof of the police station perhaps gathering have it. which they'll attempt to use to make the arrests in the coming days weeks so we also spoke to a number of the locals here in bristol many of them are supportive of the rights for people to protest but perhaps some of them as well not very keen on some of the
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more violent scenes we saw last night but overall we can. see this is something of forbearance of what is to come if the government does indeed try to limit people's right to protest peacefully as they've been accused by their critics. the top european officials are calling on brussels to stop caving in to u.s. pressure when it comes to sanctions including those leveled against iran and russia on the published an open letter demanding countermeasures as nikki error reports next will this open less so which has been jointly penned by a former french diplomat p have amongst alongside 3 institutes in paris berlin and brussels calls for insurance europe to stand up to washington now the letter suggests that europe europeans have grown where you have the domineering pressure coming from the us and encourages the bloke to consider acquiring the means of countering these extra territorial sanctions now one of the authors of the lesson
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has been very open about this in the past. we must gradually convince europeans that when we don't agree with washington's political line we must be able to see no and continue political dialogue with them so the note goes on to propose a series of tit for tat countermeasures all on a par with the kind of sanctions that the u.s. is placing on european countries companies i should say now such counter measures would include prohibiting access to european territories to the. perpetrators of such sanctions also taking into consideration particular banks from countries issuing extraterritorial sanctions when it comes to them asking for loans from the european central bank and national banks there's a series of other council measures as well let's take a listen we could suspend the financial pass putting system which would prevent banks of this ancient country from operating in europe we could freeze the assets on european territory or certain public entities of countries see issuing sanctions
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we have to show that we can retaliate if we want to be listened to so this bold call from europe clearly comes as the block has grown dissatisfied with this pressure coming from the us with europe please find itself not on the same page as the u.s. on a number of issues recently bit the iran nuclear deal being the u.s. pulling out of the climate change accord and the donald trump and then of course his own going disagreements over the stream to gas pipeline project so what is seems like we're seeing here is really europe calling for it to come together and to stand up against this external pressure but of course in a way that is fair on the par with those sanctions coming from the u.s. in a way that would ensure this ongoing friendly dialogue between the 2 sides or the president of the geopolitical think tank confident has told r.t. that he thinks the e.u. needs to form its own alliances without interference from washington. this is a good idea now or 2 to try to put new i.d.'s to have more european strategic
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autonomy isacson exactly what the e.u. should do to retaliate against extraterritorial measures from the united states rouge dummy g.'s european or companies but oversaw the autonomy and the. ability to europeans to decide to use sovereign way about we've lume viduka mers we would they exchange treaties where he'd buy oid with the united states strategy is to fragment eurasia and to prevent too much cooperation between europe and union under our shop in order to slow down murty put our rechy and to prevent europeans to be too much independent from united states as wrong as e.u. doesn't fink it's sent as in not to know was powell or and doesn't decide in
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a more sovereign way each when it's going to be difficult. so many screens have been criticized for their calls to scrap the north's train to gas pipeline the party was a major winner in this month regional elections and has now claimed that the project will damage the country's international standing but a member of the ruling christian democratic union told us that energy imports need to be diversified. the greens are more or less an arm of the u.s. internationalist elite. they've been they've done that for a while they are more or less completely. following the u.s. strategy they're not looking after germany their party that have in their mind in their program basically to abolish germany and you can see that on all fronts and so they point towards ukraine and we should look for german interests 1st we should look for european interests 1st and it's very worthwhile and good for europe and
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for germany to diversify its energy sources and not to be dependent on one direction because if you're dependent on one direction almost looks like mafia tactics you take away the the the activity and then you provide the stuff yourself and of course it's good for germany to have energy sources from russia directly and from the west and from wherever but not from one direction please the greens claim that nordstrom too would hurt germany's climate and radio energy commitments as well as its international standing reporting next from berlin here's peter all ever. germany's green party have been setting out their election promises ahead of this year's national vote scrapping the nord stream to gas pipeline is being given top billing but the greens stance puts them in lock step with the biden administration in washington secretary of state antony blinken has also just
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announced that the infrastructure project should be stopped and that businesses involved in the pipeline could face sanctions and the entity involved in the north stream to pipeline risks u.s. sanctions and should immediately abandoned work on the pipeline costing just over 9000000000 euros north stream 2 is already more than 95 percent complete it will allow russian gas to flow directly into germany under the baltic sea and could be used to bypass existing pipelines which take gas through ukraine which would cost valuable transit fees the pipeline is seen by some politicians as the only way for germany to get the energy it needs while facilitating the move away from nuclear and coal. we are the only highly industrialized country which at the same time wants to get rid of nuclear energy and coal those who use a huge amount of nuclear energy such as mike rann have an easier task to replace fossil fuels this is a bold move from the greens it puts at risk
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a potential coalition between themselves and the conservative union which had been widely talked up ahead of september's vaught christian democratic union leader arm english remains on track to the angle of merkel successor chancellor that's despite strong gains by the greens and a corruption scandal over m.p.'s earning extra money through lobbying taking its toll on his party in polling he is regarded as an economic pragmatist when it comes to the pipeline and the gas it would provide the conservatives are the only ones willing to finish the project. the greens always have a special position visit the russian state of rejecting the shameless u.s. threat and interference in germany there be sickly asking the us to enforce sanctions thus turning themselves into lobbyists for dirty inexpensive us fracking gas which is not green at all. there and to transition is important to protect the
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climate and group will be serious if we want to remain competitive if we want to secure job in this industry status and if we want to secure perspire easy for everyone transitions acknowledging been place running with such a big foreign and economic policy front and center is a big gamble from the greens it suggests that they think that they could win the election in september because if they don't and they were to enter into a coalition government with the concept of as the junior partner well that could well require a large policy climb down peter all of our r.t. berlin. genius leader or a mass murderer of france's plans to mark the 200th anniversary of napoleon bonaparte death of spirit opinion with the new york times launching an attack on the 19th century emperor. as a black woman of haitian descent and a scholar of french colonial ism i find it particularly galling to see that france
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plans to celebrate the man who restored slavery to the french caribbean an architect of modern genocide his troops created gas chambers to kill my ancestors a critic's echo that blasting the pollie and brutal military campaigns across europe and asia but many of sprang to his defense insisting that he boosted social institutions and laid the foundations of the french legal system and a top political commentator says the attacks serve to selective. as the new york times and as we know the new york times has become a propaganda instrument of a certain strain of work a scholarship in which you go hunt people to oppose and to insult i'm not going to sort of take sides on this when slavery is a bad thing it was abolished forever in france in 845 it was only abolished in america 865 it was abolished in russia uneaten 60 we're not the last there's no reason it's no reason to essentially start criticizing the podium because you have
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it in for france in general which is what the new york times has consistently the last few years of the york times article comes amid a wider assault on historical figures now considered progressive but analysts are both moved say again says that simply ignoring the fact. what's going on this thing called critical race theory which is really dangerous is 1st of all you teach a simplified caricatural of history that does not reflect anything as complex that what happened and then when people have no memory and no culture you can practically tell them anything that the whole point is to criticize a certain type of colonialism if you take the autumn an empire if you take which which is the longest. serving i mean longest acting colonial powers more than half a 1000000 euro and who are quite thorough. against our populations and who practiced slavery nobody talks about that they will only talk about
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a certain type of western europeans because they've decided that they were everything that is evil. in parks in the u.s. state of california will be reopening next week after a year long shutdown but there are plenty of do's and don'ts including now some strict rules on how to behave on roller coasters to make your pocket planes. remember having fun like a theme parks roller coasters. well apparently they're coming back but 8 maybe not quite as fun as you might remember them california has announced it will reopen its theme parks but on the condition that people will stay dead silence while sipping through the air on their favorite roller coasters so basically defeating the whole point of the ride if you're having trouble imagining just how depressing boring and sad a silent roller coaster ride could be well japan introduced a similar rule last summer and it was about as fun as you could expect.
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while much fun and keeping in line with the whole covert thing a bunch of other measures were also introduced such as how many people can be on a ride seating patter the amount of households that can be on one train you get the idea so basically it's we're open but we might as well not be because all the measures we're going to introduce will make your time as joyless as possible what's the point of even opening snopt like you're going to be making any money off of this plus it's not very clear how exactly they're going to be enforcing the no screaming on the ride rule perhaps ejector seat while on the move.
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