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themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. germany warns the e.u. will take care of its own vaccine procurements if the flop can't fix its failing program concerns over the sluggish pace of the job rollout are shared by the world health organizations executive director for europe in an exclusive interview with r.t. . with both a long i'm frustrated. because we're rapidly approaching 1000000 jobs in the european region but also the prostrate seats because we don't see the substance reaching arms faster the. french doctors vent their fury at president's marks wrong for failing to deliver on his promise to speed up vaccinations as frontline medics battle overwhelming covert case loads. of fiction if we believe the government is
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to blame for the fact that we have to work incredibly slowly but at the same time in a completely grueling regime. plus the social media thought police are at it again facebook's grabs a video of an interview with donald trump hosted by his daughter in law after aids and other platforms back to the former president earlier this year. a very warm welcome to you you're watching r t international with me nicky aaron our top story this hour of germany says it may go a list goes alone when it comes to ordering vaccines if the e.u. doesn't get its act together the country's health minister also stressed that it's imperative that stock up on enough jobs for 2022. what is important is the question of 2022 we have to secure our capacities for
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a possible 3rd or 4th round of vaccinations we currently don't know how long vaccination protection lasts hence we must secure these capacities as part of the european union or failing that as a nation the statement comes amid the block's sluggish vaccination campaign with a number of states threatening to do their own thing independently of the e.u. when it comes to vaccine procurement they include slovakia and hungary while austria has just entered talks to buy a 1000000 doses of the russian job despite it not yet having been approved by the blocs drug watchdog and the w.h.o. has also expressed his concerns calling the e.u.'s efforts unacceptably slow according to the organization only 4 percent of europeans have taken 2 doses of the vaccine so far earlier my colleague neil harvey discussed the matter along with the astra zeneca trouble and the prospects of the russian vaccine in the block with the executive director of the w
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h o's regional office for europe. we're both alarms and frustrated at that moment we're alarmed because we're rapidly approaching 1000000 deaths in the european region which are 44000000 cases of covert 19 on the other hand we're frustrated because we are well frustrated for the reasons that many of us have been living in lockdown for and things fancy 140 days in some cases but also across states it's because we don't see these vaccines reaching arms fast enough but this really is a court of governments to improve their backs nation plans ramp up speed up that vaccination process we need people to accept and have confidence in the vaccines they're receiving and when they're offered a back seem to agree to take it the longer we wait the higher the likelihood that the early that the virus mutates and that will see variants escape the vaccine you mentioned
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a really important point there i think particularly pertinent right now because the w.h.o. talking about the after seneca vaccine is said country should keep using and of course there's that there's a great the need for it and a great demand for it but there are several countries in more than a dozen countries appear full of using it what is the stands now on astra zeneca vaccine last in confidence to such a fragile thing i mean it takes you in some cases years to build in just a few minutes to erode and diminish so it will undoubtedly and has undoubtedly impact its confidence of the communities that are relying on that vaccine. be astra zeneca backseats this is very important that we get this vaccine back online where it's been temporarily suspended but at this point there's no course the association until we have more data we won't know just getting back to the vaccinations there's a range of them out there now russia has a few of its own i think the 1st one out there are those put on the market was
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sputnik v. some countries and the west the big. slow to approve use of it is not legitimate is it just because the medical checks haven't been done yet or is it could there be a political element to it i don't think pothole it 60 something that we should necessarily just just in terms of the vaccine somewhere different vaccines used split the vaccine from what we've seen from the russian federation's the dates of its own of all appears to be an effective and safe vaccine is used in many member states and in some of the states the do not have access to the vaccines that are listed for it's really the russian boxing that has come to their aid and support so sputnik they been used to many member states it does not counts european medicines association approval hence it doesn't have a u. member states using it at this point but we are confident that in the very near future that vaccine will be of use to everybody across the globe
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the message from the w.h.o. is something president emanuel macron may want to bat in mind french doctors have been venting their frustration at his failure to deliver on his promise to speed up the vaccinations as france enters its 3rd lockdown they warn that the lack of available doses is now critical with ever more seriously ill patients being admitted to already overwhelmed hospitals but the president insists the rollout is happening at full throttle. when we talked to him when we were putting all means to vaccinate vaccinate vaccinate without a response without holidays saturdays and sundays just like weekdays. the general practitioners like myself are not currently receiving vaccines for 2 weeks now we've not had any vaccines available for injection we've been working for 9 months without stop and without vacation 7 days a week as mr macro says judy the inability to complete the work on time due to
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a lack of vaccines we believe the government is to blame for the fact that we have to work incredibly slowly but at the same time in a completely gruelling regime simply because of a lack of equipment the new wave of kovi it will lead to overcrowding in hospitals we already know this will happen we are already is signing which patients get treatment and which don't because about 60 percent of operations were canceled on wednesday the french president promised to increase the number of intensive care beds to more than 10000 but doctors say it will come at the expense of no longer patients another problem is lack of staff as intensive care requires additional special training and equipment but on the ground against these these challenges could have been avoided if micron had acted earlier. emmanuel macron has woken up a year after the start of the crisis the year ago in march the need for
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a large number of hospital beds and beds in intensive care took us by surprise but after a year the number of beds has not increased there is however a positive point unlike last year we do not need a large number of ventilators not because they were produced but because they're now used in a much later stage of the disease now it's enough to simply provide patients within homes to oxygen therapy the problem however is that the appropriate technology has not been installed in our hospitals as a result of oxygen therapy sites are still limited responsibility for this rests entirely with the manual macron who endlessly delay the adoption of measures even preventative measures such as supplying hospitals with oxygen cylinders and oxygen therapy devices necessary for treating patients. donald trump may have been banned by social media giants but that doesn't mean that purge of the ex-president is over facebook has removed an interview with him posted
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by his daughter in law ozzy's caleb moore who looks at whether social media giants saw the new thought police. big tech censorship just keeps coming the latest is an interview from former u.s. president donald trump getting scrubbed from facebook in line with the bill quip placed on donald trump's facebook an instagram account says a content posted in the voice of donald trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the account donald trump is not the president anymore and you sunning himself in florida so why exactly is it so dangerous for people to hear his interpretation of world events and just like that we are one step closer to wilson 1984 wow joe biden keeps repeating that big tack are his allies in his efforts to create a world where everyone has freedom of speech and the united states is spreading human rights across the planet but some are saying that a social media purge of a former president sets
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a dangerous precedent it is an issue that we have got to be thinking about because of anybody who thinks. yesterday it was donald trump who was banned and tomorrow could be somebody else who has a different very different point of view so i don't like giving that much power to a handful of high tech people but the devil is obviously in the details and it's something we're going to think long and hard on and that is how you preserve 1st amendment rights without moving this country into a big lie a mentality and conspiracy theory all kinds of pro trump voices have been purged from social media you've got the removal of retired general michael flynn sidney power and 2008 vice presidential candidate of the libertarian party and commentator wayne allen root we've also seen big tech declare certain news stories to be off limits they have shut down discussion of the biden family and their shady business dealings they have actually scrub search results to remove conservative media outlets but yet all kinds of inappropriate content remains on social media 40
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percent of americans have faced online harassment or hate. california wants to hold big tech accountable for what they are not censoring while they're too busy playing politics instead californians are becoming increasingly alarmed about the role of social media in promoting hate disinflation conspiracy theories and extreme political polarization trost of social media has dropped to a low of 35 percent and it's not surprising either how social media originated with the idea being it would be a place for all kinds of people to be free to speak up and explore the marketplace of ideas instead it's turned into a place for playing politics and pushing some people's agenda while suppressing others they are afraid of because it would do a great for the american people who plans to set president shop up to get him out of the way so he won't be able to run for office the office again because i know if
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you dear round this again that he will win we need to look back at the 1st amendment when it comes to the media cause we have seen how the. coming from big tech and the media these people have too much control they have became rich and they really don't care about mappin you know your opinion so if government want to rein in big take against they could do it tomorrow if they wanted to do that the republican party democrat party is the same on big tex democrats and republicans on the same boat it takes 2000000 sober to flop or say the whole thing is a political gain for the former u.s. president is not the only one he's been punched by social media giants actress on the activists rose mcgowan she has her own experience of being ousted by big tag. what do you pray to. a little pretty much speech going against your families i don't understand why you support evil jack dorsey and want to block the.
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i was just spend it by twitter for posting an internet photo of bill clinton and getting a massage and no woman flagged it for indeed i was just trying to drive a point home about a disgusting human doing disgusting things i know twitter is trying to silence me and i know a lot of the powerful democrats are behind it they deactivated my own entirely 4 days after i helped out harvey weinstein my attacker in the new york times exposé 4 years ago there was a worldwide women boycott twitter for 24 hour protests until they reinstated me they did and they have but i have been shadow and ever since i am tired of having these men's feet on my neck i am tired of having to hand over my mouth you guys are
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old pros to be tracked for rose right the little bros and you're supposed to be the freedom of speech he clapped him for and that is a lot. russian doctors have successfully performed heart surgery in a burning hospital building a fire broke out in the hospital which specializes in heart surgery at around mid day almost all patients as well as medical staff were evacuated from the burning building however one small team of doctors was performing sophisticated open heart surgery at the time they had no choice but to carry on with the operation this was a success and luckily no one was hurt by the fire. thousands of anonymous reports of sexual harassment by peoples in it u.k. schools has shown a spotlight on the abuse faced by students around $100.00 schools have been named in the testimonies including private institutions of $11000.00 accounts of sexual
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harassment in british schools were posted on the everyone's invited website which is aimed at exposing rape culture in the u.k. that figure has more than doubled in the past 2 days the majority of testimonies detail the harassment of girls and included posts from children as young as 9 or me while a recent survey by a charity plan international u.k. reveals that 58 percent of girls aged $14.00 to $21.00 have been publicly harassed our school found that girls experience than wanted sexual comments as well as being gramps and 3 quarters of girls that the schools should support those who have experienced public sexual harassment the u.k. government has launched an emergency review and a hotline to support victims of sexual abuse in schools the british education secretary has said he's committed to ensuring victims feel supported but katie
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russell the national spokesperson for rape crisis england and wales says this is by no means a new problem. these statistics aren't particularly surprising to us we know that sexual violence and abuse and sexist bullying and sexual harassment a farmer widespread in the general population than many people appreciate but also there was a women inequality select committee report into precisely this issue and sexes bullying sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools just a few years ago and made a series of recommendations which the government has largely ignored and failed to act upon so this is not a new phenomenon and really the question is why more hasn't been done by government to tackle this situation sooner any action of course is welcome that these feel very much like sort of kneejerk responses to a situation that as
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a say you know has not been known about well thanks for joining us here in our c.n.n. national we've got more news coming up after this very short break. when i was. wrong. but i. just don't. think god. is that you can't imagine. and in general because trayvon. was on many find themselves worlds apart when it comes to the common ground. historically speaking in the cold war was a great ideological confrontation western liberalism versus soviet communism
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according to joe biden the great geopolitical struggle of our time is democracy versus the talk recy for by we are in another great ideological struggle but there is a difference the west particularly the united states is the only ideological actor . welcome back to beijing has lashed out at washington after a u.s. ambassador made his 1st official visit to taiwan and as a 40 year is china considers the island as part of its territory and it's also been a point of contention in international relations however this isn't the time washington has stepped on china's toes in the region the quadrilateral security
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dialogue has recently been reestablished which some have labeled the asia nato simon right as more. rise of china and subsequent tantrum in the west is heading the way these things always do the great powers and some not so great ones are getting together and holding hands and forming alliances so anything really bad happens we can all suffer together in the blue corner we have the cord for the 1st try we're convening this group leader yet that meeting was a few weeks ago a meeting of the quadrilateral security dialogue or 'd quote for short because no one can remember the real name who comes out with those names anyway it's made up of the united states india japan and australia some might suggest a more clues than quads the aim of the gang is a free and open indo-pacific that was the promise after the 1st summit between the leaders of the us india japan and australia so they're really mean are the words is to keep china in its place brilliantly about every using the word china i show you
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one me you will take a look at their p.r. video often in a few words as we go. to be china free and open and close it and help the unless you china. to be china unconstrained by course power china committed to addressing the world defining challenge the rise of china moment of crisis something. to be china. and china. about the threat of climate change and combat the threat of china i'll save you the pain of watching you basically goes on like that some of the quarter the asian nato we say officially denied because it is not a military alliance for the 1st time canada is participating in a joint exercise in the pacific ocean with the nations to rise the. sea definitely not a military alliance as ever though self-interest is likely to be the main enemy of
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this group they 1st got together back in 2004 to respond to the booking day tsunami when they tried to go steady off the words. make it all a bit more official they realized it wasn't going to work because none of them really wanted to annoy china. now almost 15 years after they gave up on the cord in the 1st place they're back and they realize they do want to annoy china now because the us is scared of being used as the global bully indios just have a border clash with china literally with sticks and australia is facing economic sanctions from beijing so yeah return of the quad we know that our allies have complex relationships with china that was always aligned perfectly into a key u.s. ally south korea which is doing all it can to stay out of the cord after realizing that while it relies on the u.s. for its security it does most of its shopping in china australia doesn't seem to have noticed it in the same position hence those sanctions from beijing china has called the quad an excuse to form clique's and openly incite discord between
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regional countries with that in mind is building is own clique to incite discord your reaction to china making a big push into the mid east with a new 25 year deal with china and iran. is really struggling to see the ors queues and she so yes china and iran have signed a 25 year cooperation deal among other things beijing will be buying iranian oil in defiance of u.s. sanctions i mean just like the quote never says the c word china iran didn't exactly say at the signing but this is one big middle finger aimed squarely at washington the big geopolitical beasts then are picking their teams and taking sides i mean to worry about i'm sure. russian opposition activists alexina valley has declared a hunger strike after claiming he's being mistreated in prison he's demanding the right to choose his own doctor and has made various allegations of mistreatment
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that have been quickly picked up by the western media now than he was jailed more than a month ago for breaking the terms of uscis. bended sentence for an earlier embezzlement conviction his case is now being reviewed by russia's human rights committee which is conducting a tour of the russian prison system r.t. joint russian prisons shrouded in dark mystery a beloved topic for the merchants of doom but lately the gaze of the international media and rights activists has been glued to one penal colony holding alexina valley in one of the toughest penal colonies it's a place that's very isolated there are very strict information flows it's a demoralizing and very difficult place to spend a lot of time this particular in a flat in the region is one of russia's most of the 2 of our colleagues set off to check up on these alarming reports of abuse not as journalists though but as members of russia's human rights watchdog our crew strong along not only called
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this a concentration camp here is what we were shown the facility has a library a medical unit 3 floors of conjugal visit rooms the daily routine is hardly spa like of course the administration has the facility in an iron grip that this is not a resort it's a correctional facility and of course things you're allowed to do on the outside on to allowed in here it feels like groundhog day gets up do your exercises make the bed tidy up breakfast morning inspection then lunch get some free time evening inspection and more tidying up dinner lectures lights out now we couldn't independently verify these exact claims but what we were shown corroborated the account so this is what a typical barrack here looks like but apart from well expected bunk beds there's also a table for ping pong the administration has assured us it hasn't been brought here just for show well being able to play table tennis in the penitentiaries is great in all of that but alexina valley hasn't been complaining about the lack of
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exercise he's accused the administration of denying him medical care privately though inmates for. in the same unit as novelli say that they heard a very different account from him. as far as i can tell he's regularly taken to the medical unit on top of that a doctor from a regional institution has seen him he said he was taken for an m.r.i. but said that he had not yet received any diagnosis you know which long the bottle at personally examined him and his condition was satisfactory he did all the tests gave blood and urine samples had a full examination on the 24th of march he was taken for examination at the regional hospital in the city of atlanta and you're all just prescribed treatment for him which he has refused and is still refusing to this day. maria booting an expert for russia's commissioner for human rights has seen the inside of an american prison so she can put the conditions here in context she visited in the valley and here's how it went christmas just 3 words here if that was really
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a question we're going to. use newsweek new but i took the position i knew better to those of us this is a left to the media's national anthem the welsh it's a mood when you're guilty of it which is what it is or what is your day to music when job. because they were both mother to them most of what is right the public you are shocked by the book the governing is up our secret service story delisted well there is a hospital tonight it's a new place and we're only at the regime use it isis which is of us a bit of a ship with choices it's just words and that's going to do it it's obviously acknowledge the love that society. heard and there will definitely be traced everything changed in business what that up what then are we to give this movement the petition which reaches what do we have which is why you want to change the name of what is going to go on a petition that i don't shoot him this doing it's. called measure how can i ask national economy just like when the new guy starts and do we do a go to move not a coalition of the bomb or stick we opted out of the us mr wood was negotiable because when it in your heart let's you have the courage to do that no need to
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either of us individually did it which united nations is when you solution to by siddhartha done with it will make a deal with the united way that part of the course for us might is to look at what is better than most of what the relation to look is you assign it as a baseline so talking like that if i could ask me what's he to lose more than a dozen different things in exile in those particular something you might say yes this is good i am sincerely here of my own free will as i've received requests from russia civic chamber and i said to him aleksey you yourself complain that something is wrong with you here well here i am if you compare this place to an american president for example in terms of the number of people staying and one of those dorms then whereas here you see about 50 people together over there it's $3.00 to $4.00 times. more overcrowded and here you can see that everyone has space there's a shared kitchen there are special rooms for a long family visits which do not exist at all in america which there are no such visits he looks down on everyone you know as someone who's been to prison i would
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advise him not to behave in this way the administration will protect him as best they can but he's living with other prisoners if one of them ends up being punished for his behavior say his own cleanliness he will be the one to blame the valley's behavior has been mirrored and amplified by his followers as other members of russia's rights watchdog showed us threats they got since the kremlin critic was incarcerated yet medical care is just the tip of the vollies iceberg of complaints sleep deprivation another charge against the colonies administration guards waking him up 8 times a night beaming a flashlight in his face talking loudly in his e adjourning nighttime roll call but according to an inmate sharing the block with the volume he must be a featherweight of a sleeper no one else is bothered by the rounds most part of my bed is practically next to his during the night i don't wake up from their rounds it's never happened to me if i'm not mistaken he was in a plugs when he sleeps it doesn't bother me even without it plugs to hear it from
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someone in the valley shoes we took to an inmate from a different calling subjected to the very same rules who in jews the same procedure as every night starting from 10 pm they do their rounds every 2 hours on the 1st day i kept waking up but now it's all good so no one sticks a torch in your face or anything like that no not really it is unlikely one public visit will put to rest claims about in a valise treatment from his back is home and abroad but russian authorities hope that a more transparent strategy opening prison doors as opposed to building them shot will allow a different picture to emerge of his confinement egos done of. well as always we'd love to hear your thoughts on all stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and leaving your comments that we're back with the latest sometimes you minutes see about.
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