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one police officer is killed and another injured in a car ramming outside the u.s. capitol the suspect is shot dead at the sea. germany says it's ready to go it alone in getting vaccines if the e.u. fails to fix its stagnant program those concerns were shared by the world health organization's executive director for europe in an exclusive interview with r.t. . i'm frustrated with not clear long because we are rapidly approaching 1000000 deaths in the european region but also for starts because we don't see. fast enough. and french doctors vent their fury at president backyard macron for failing to deliver on his promise to speed up
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vaccinations while frontline medics tackle yet another surge in cope with patients . should lose it and to fix this 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. broadcasting live from moscow to the world's this is r t international i'm donald quarter here with you in the studio welcome to the program. now we start with the story from washington d.c. where one police officer is dead and another in the hospital after a car ramming outside the u.s. capitol building the suspect was shot and killed after stepping out of his vehicle and brandishing a knife reporting from outside capitol hill here's our team america's foreign friends. last week we had the fencing around the capitol taken down and then this
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incident happened we just had a press conference where all of this information was released but the incident happened around one or 2 pm suspect was then shot around $115.00 and then the national guardsmen were actually deployed to come back out into the streets of washington d.c. moments after that all happened so i want to take you a look at a look at the scene behind me here where you're seeing all of those police vehicles right into that area is a driveway were many senators you'll see the building on the left that's the senate building many of these senators walking back and forth to and from that building just across where you see those police officers on the right there is a driveway there where again many of these senators their cars or workers into the work at the capitol drive in what happened was at 102 pm the suspect drove his car through that driveway hitting 2 police officers and then smashed into a barricade much like the barricades that you're seeing that we're seeing right
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here in front of these national troops however the suspect coming down the street those barricades were not up at the time now since this incident they have been the barricades have now been arrested with the 2 officers that were hit they were immediately taken into separate ambulances to the hospital again as you mentioned one of them succumbing to his injuries we just had a capitol police officer die back on january 6th during the insurrection here at the capitol so the d.c. is very much been on high alert since then which is why they brought out that fencing this officer is now the 5th capitol police officer in its 200 year history to die in the line of duty again we had that officer brian sic nick di back on january 6th during the insurrection as far as the mood of what's happening here you can see very much you know looks very very high stakes behind the barricades there but actually if you take a look completely across the capitol you can see everyone very normal people on their scoot. people walking around taking pictures of the building up with the
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suspect being dead and with an officer being dead there is still no motive given we don't know the motive yet however the capitol hill police have said in their press conference that this was not they do not consider this an act of terrorism the officer who died in the attack was identified as william evans a capitol policeman for 18 years president biden has sent heartfelt condolences to the officers family and former pentagon analyst michael maloof thinks the latest incident will result in an even larger security presence in washington d.c. well into the future the initial concern was this could have been a decoys and immediately the rest of the capitol went under further lockdown and also has they've also done the same thing for government buildings just in case this might have been a decoys but so far nothing else has happened it could have been just a test if people who have intentions of getting the capital will look upon this as
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a lesson learned what to do or what not to do and how to go about this but i think that this latest episode just reinforces especially if it was done by a lone a lone wolf that the they're going to have to maintain their their security presence and actually beef up security because of the sensitivities of what's going on in the in the capital area especially on capitol hill and the vulnerability of congressmen and senators they're going to maintain security for an indefinite period of time. germany says it's ready to take matters into its own hands when it comes to ordering vaccines if the european union doesn't get its act together the country's health minister also stressed that berlin needs to stock up on shots for next year as well. what is important is the question of 2022 we have to secure our capacities for a possible 3rd or 4th round of vaccinations we currently don't know how long vaccination protection loan us hence we must secure these capacities as part of the
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european union or failing that as a nation the vaccine rollout has been plagued with problems with several states now looking to break away from the joint purchase scheme those include slovakia and hungry while austria has just entered talks to buy a 1000000 doses of the russian shot despite its lack of approval from the blocks drug watchdog the world health organization has also expressed its concerns calling the e.u.'s efforts quote unacceptably slow according to the organization only 4 percent of europeans have been given 2 doses of the vaccine so far earlier my colleague neil harvey discussed that astra zeneca his troubles and the prospects of the russian vaccine in the block with the executive director of the w 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 without 44000000 cases of covert 19 on the other hand we're frustrated
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because we are well frustrated for the reasons that many of us have been living in lockdown ferrante 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 vaccination 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 virus mutates and that will see variants escape the vaccine you mentioned 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 need for it and a great demand for it but there are several countries i think more than a dozen countries appear full of using it what is the stands now on astra zeneca
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vaccine just 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. the astra zeneca backs it 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 fear of its own thing the 1st one out there are those put on the market with 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 politics is something that we should
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necessarily just just in terms of the vaccines and when different vaccines used sputnik the vaccine from what we've seen from the russian federation's the dates of this kind of oh here's to be an effective and safe vaccine is used in many member states and in some of the states that do not have access to the vaccines that are listed for it's really the russian vaccine that has come to that aid and supports so sputnik very being used to many member states it does not counts european medicines association approval hence it doesn't have e.u. member states using it at this point but we are confident that in the very near future not vaccine will be of use to everybody across the globe. that message from the w.h.o. is something president emanuel macron may want to bear in mind because french doctors have been venting their frustration at his failure to deliver on his promise to speed up vaccinations as france enters its 3rd lockdown they warn the
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lack of available doses is now critical with ever more seriously ill patients being admitted to already overwhelmed hospitals the nation's leader insists the rollout is moving at full speed. 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 due to the inability to complete the work on time due to 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 grueling regime simply because of a lack of equipment the new wave of kovi it will lead to overcrowding in hospitals
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we already know this will happen we are already deciding which patients get treatment and which don't because about 60 percent of operations were cancelled on wednesday macron promised to increase the number of intensive care beds to more than 10000 but doctors say it will come at the expense of non covert patients the other problem is lack of staff as intensive care requires additional special training and equipment bertrand legrand again says those challenges could have been avoided if parents had acted earlier. emmanuel mccrone has woken up a year after the start of the crisis the year ago in march the need for 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
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now used at 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 on hospitals as a result of exigent therapy side still limited responsibility for this rests entirely with the manual macro who endlessly delayed the adoption of measures even preventative measures such as supplying hospitals with oxygen cylinders an oxygen therapy device is necessary for treating patients. thousands of anonymous reports by students of sexual harassment in u.k. schools have put a spotlight on the issue over $100.00 schools have been named in the testimonies including private institutions more than $11000.00 accounts of abuse were posted on the everyone's invited website which is aimed at exposing so called rape culture in the u.k. that figure has more than doubled in the past 2 days the majority of testimonies
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detail the elected harassment of girls and include posts from children as young as 9. meanwhile a recent survey by charity plan international u.k. showed 58 percent of girls aged 14 and over claimed they had been publicly harassed at school it found girls experienced unwanted sexual comments as well as being grabbed the u.k. government has launched an emergency review and a hotline for victims of sexual abuse in schools the education minister has said he's committed to ensuring victims feel supported but katie russell from rape crisis england and wales says this is not a new issue these statistics aren't particularly surprising to us we know that sexual violence and abuse and sexist bullying and sexual harassment are far more widespread in the general population than many people appreciate but also ringback there was a women inequality select committee report into precisely this issue sexist
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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 but these feel very much like sort of kneejerk responses to a situation that as a say you know there's not been known about. how the u.s. is using all the tools at its disposal to counter the ever growing global influence of china and with that goal in mind washington's reaching out to its allies across asia with mixed success here's the take of our own simon right. the 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
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blue corner we have record for the 1st try we're convening this group. 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 one me you will take a look at their p.r. video often in a few words as we go. in the fish to be china free and open and close it and help the unless you china. to be china constrained by
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course power china committing to addressing the world's 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 our savior the pain of watching you basically goes on like that some of the called the asian nato we say 50 dinoire because it is not a minute to your lines 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 this group they 1st got together back in 2004 to respond to the booking day tsunami when they tried to go steady off towards. make it all a bit more fish you 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 court in the
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1st place they're back and they realize they do want to know each other now because the u.s. is scared of being used as the global bully indios just have a border clash with china. and australia is facing economic sanctions from beijing so yeah return of the cord we know that our allies have complex relationships with china that won't always align perfectly and to us ally south korea which is doing all it can to stay out of the cord after realizing that while it is only us 3 security it does most of its shopping in china australia doesn't seem to have noticed it in the same position as those sanctions from beijing china has called the quad an excuse to form clique's and openly incite discord between regional countries with that in mind is building its 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 oars cues
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and she so yes china and iran have signed a 25 year cooperation deal among other things beijing will be buying your a new noise in defiance of u.s. sanctions i mean just like the quote never says the c word china and iran didn't exactly say of the signing this is one big middle finger aimed squarely at washington the big geopolitical beast then are picking their teams and taking sides . to worry about i'm sure. russian opposition activist has gone on 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 that have been rapidly picked up by the western media of all he was jailed around a month ago for breaking parole terms for earlier embezzle meant conviction this case is now being reviewed by russia's human rights committee which is conducting a tour of the country's prison system and archie joined up to see firsthand the
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facility where aleksey of all news being held. you can tell a lot about how civilized a society is by entering its present 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 it'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 a 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 novelli called this a concentration camp here is what we were shown the facility as a library a medical unit 3 floors of conjugal visit rooms the daily routine is hardly spa
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like of course the administration has the facility in an iron grip but 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 get 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 and all of that but alexina valley hasn't been complaining about the lack of exercise he's accused the administration of denying him medical care privately though inmates from the same unit as novelli say that they heard
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a very different account from i'm. going to try. 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 in us which lama 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 buton 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 shows through the goods here that if that was delivered through the pressure through the store or easily we knew but i took the position i knew that out of those of us this idiot after me as national anthem the ghost got to know the new cutie give it all to him with all the little boys
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there to music when job was acquitted because they were both mother to most of what is right the follow they were supposed to the grappling is a part of your story deal it will vary as are hospital tonight today you place it with your own version you get a system that is of us to get out of our shit with choices it's just words on the grocery list for this is the ignorant love of society to teach them your purpose and the world that would be chased by everything nutrition and before that are what they would give this woman the petition which researchers will do with whichever way you want you laid out who that is is going to go on petitions to lay down shimkus doing its. child measure how could i last question of which we are stuck with the new guy shrugs and do we do a go to move not a coalition of the only plan was to. opt out of the mr would was another circle because when it in your heart let's assume about the need to do to build new neither of us individually that is what united nations is and when you specially president obama done with. the with the united way that part of the course of just
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might is to look recorded other than most of what we really should call those of us . it is a residence out to. live with he to explore the new things a new going in those particular something life yes this is good i insincerely 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 prison for example in terms of the number of people staying in 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 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 vollies
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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 ear jury night time 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 in the newest 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 someone in the valley shoes we talked to an inmate from a different calling subjected to the very same rules who in jews the same procedure
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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 intuition 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 backers 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 credible picture to emerge of his confinement eager done of. faster than light updates on all those stories make sure to check us out on twitter or on our website at r.t. dot com i'll be back with more news in just about 30 minutes so hope to see you then.
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as an individual committed a crime so nice to an international community a crime. even 20 years later one not individuals 40 are you still publishing the person who committed the crime. is the person being punished for something that they were a completely different person at the time one does it expire one is a person's actions no longer you need to judge them for us and every day basis. guys are financial survival. when customers go by you're just a. good elf well reducing lower. that's undercutting but what's good for market is not good for the global economy. problem drugs don't always come from unscrupulous dealers but from pharmacies to in every state in the united states we see me very sharp increase in the number of
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people seeking treatment for addiction to prescription opioids invited to america under the banner of medicine persisted with the pain but instead of trying to wean him off though she just goes after dose after dose after dose and really became his drug dealer so who's to blame patients doctors manufacturers all the governments of . what started my interest i should say black americans in the soviet union in the thirty's was finding this portrait even though i had gone to grad school of a masters degree in a. literature i speak russian and i had lived over there in the late eighty's finding this was was a stunning development for me how did i not know about this. i didn't know that this was a phenomenon that there were many. african-americans who went to russia in the in
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the thirty's. in the 1920 s. and thirty's several 100 african-americans moved to pursuit of you to union and many of their descendants still live in russia. i mean at the coast because you know no washed up at all stock yes you've got. your bios at the top and. the rest of the day meet here the 1st day like hey you're part of that i want to the question and then wait wait wait. the mash it all. back home black american suffering from racism and a complete lack of prospects. is that they lump us what the real and ideal losing should still remain. smothered it then be a losing issue and one by else. but by doing. so they decided to leave
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everything behind and start a new life in a country about which they knew almost nothing at all some of the or ask your troops who are workers who really do need to know to keep your ground. lulay a few go boom to go or. you could go as much in a significant cristiana from the comfort of you as you grew up and now almost a 100 years later the history is repeating itself my great grandfather george time went to russia. on possible worst time to go anywhere why not mean. when i come here. my above post well it be that except that i'm not like odd oil you've got to pull
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them. off and i'm getting i need some of them up by somebody in the addition of my about bush which isn't much of this is i suppose. dealing deal with this. i need a gun so pulling a slick on the team i don't wish to win it was thing at the boucher misled by me a ticket mixed race couples or such an issue in the united states i think for her because of the jim crow laws of that intense. hatred of african-americans so this notion that you could mix. was was absolutely. you know impossible for many whites to accept that it was illegal in many states but you all my books could do. you. know what get up at the most on your channel when they deem it.

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