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easy for iran but that cannot be said for the united states does the buy didn't ministration have the political will to say yes to the. e.u. officials to reassure people that the astra zeneca covert child is safe saying vaccine hesitancy is costing lives but the resign so that the damage to public trust is already done. since it has been shown that there are people who have unfortunately died after getting vaccinated it seemed the risk is low in their best interest i think we don't know what to trust by few will be to the dark. germany reveals plans for talks with moscow to buy russia's jap as long as it gets approval from the e.u. regulator and. the soyuz rocket carrying 2 russians and an american has docks with the international space station just days before the 60th anniversary of the 1st manned
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space flight. worldwide this is r.t. international from moscow friday evening at 9 here in the russian capital welcome to the program we're going to start in europe where governments are split on whether to restrict the use of the astra zeneca covert jab on thursday the european commission warned that without a unified response public confidence in inoculation could falter we got reaction in paris. it's confusing yes because to say that the laws change from one country to another while the product is the same we wonder on which study they are based those who had complications were rather young so they said let's stop it for the young but not for the old well i mean it's weird their management of the thing is not clear what he's got for me there is a risk since it has been shown that there are people who have unfortunately died
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after getting vaccinated it is important to get out of this health crisis and therefore we have to weigh the benefits of the risks of saying the risk is low in their best interest i think so they are never going to say that the risk is high and so that's right that doesn't surprise me confusing there is a bit of confusion we don't know what to trust so i feel a bit of the dark concerns over a potential link between astra zeneca and red blood clots is exposing the latest divisions within the e.u. after the book's agency that evaluates in supervises medicinal products that may once again said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks but saying that blood clots should be listed as a rare so i diffract not although we're convinced that measures have been taken it's eerie in spain of joined ranks with germany deciding to limit the job to those who are over the age over 60 belgium has followed suit with province now only
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recommending astra zeneca for those over $55.00 but those differences are causing a headache for brussels it's worried that without a common policy towards astra zeneca trust in that situations could be improved it can be sure he does as a member states to ask experts to work with him up to the hokie coherent approach across the region through their guidance and analysis the trust respects trini important we want to avoid. course a vaccination as however it may be that this ship has already sailed here in fronts there have been reports of people not turning up for they could be vaccination if it's astra zeneca and confusion over who should and who shouldn't have it is right there is also a question to be a last about why certain countries are making unilateral decisions against the
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voice of the e m a you know i'm certain that maybe simple the head of germany's vaccine commission said the a.m.a. evaluates vaccines based on what's of benefit to all in the e.u. individual countries though can be more picky in germany we have a slightly different situation because we're not so dependent on the astra zeneca vaccine and we can postpone vaccines and thereby achieve the same effect but in the end we still have the risk of these serious side effects in a certain age group over in the u.k. a new restrictions on astra zeneca or even tighter than those that have been taken by the european neighbors the previously the u.k. dismissed questions raised about the jab now the government committee is recommending that healthy people under 30 are provided with a different fact seen adults who are age 18 to 29 years old should be offered an
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alternative covert night in fact seen in preference to the astra zeneca vaccine regulators are now would find using that astra zeneca provides another update on possible side effects and while for some the idea that they have a toy any chance of developing a fatal blood clot may be too much others say that they will gladly take the risk in the beads to put an end to the current nightmare so all of the will be out see paris moving forward san marino set to become the 1st nation in western europe to use the sputnik v. jab as its primary covert vaccine the micro states which is within italy has just received another 37000 doses of the russian jab a senior official that told us why they turn to moscow. ok we thought our daughter's fed up we face a delayed to supply of the 1st doses of the pfizer vaccine which were covered by protocol agreements but when. the pen demick forced us to session or other
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solutions on the market through cooperation with the russian direct investment fund we managed to pair new doses of this politically vaccines and start our vaccination campaign vex nations are now primarily being carried out with sputnik the. we had an opportunity to receive scientific proof that this is a good and reliable vaccine and this is also confirmed by our own internal research of antibodies which measures the safety and efficiency of the up to date we have had absolutely no problems some minor reactions we have detected to comply with standard reactions to mean a station which include low grade fever chills and so on right now we have no problems with the summary no hopes to initially boost its vaccination campaign and bring it to a close before the end of may young players home to around $34000.00 people most adults that lined up for the job when this just told us they've been working well with moscow. we are definitely happy with the
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vaccine and are surprised at how good our cooperation with the russian fund has been we saw the professionalism of the fun's workers and their willingness to help as well as quick supplies of the chaps it has been a very good experience of cooperation and i hope we will do it again in the course of future vaccination campaigns. because of flight to give coronavirus has some particularities because we're a small states with limited resources our health system has limited capabilities to confront the situation caused by cove it this is where it's crucial for us to immunize our population as soon as possible when we saw there are existing vaccines on the european market is limited which complicated the start of our vaccination campaign we decided to contact the russian direct investment fund regarding sputnik the. european medicines agency is still considering whether to approve the russian vaccine a process that's been going on for several months a former italian m.p. told us that the regulator needs to act faster. i think that europe is the laying
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tool matcher to give it yeah brewery sure. you do seizure or worse in europe and a political point of view with these issues. and then that point of view i'd prefer being that it is not so important because or even. if you were a commercial reason it would be in order it is a very bad week i hold. a wheel a speed up but in case they do not i think that any way our government other governments should go along and here's what they want in time the german health ministers announce that the country is in negotiations to buy the sputnik the shock from russia once the vaccine has eve approval and spawn expects deliveries as soon as possible reporting next from the lead here's peter oliver. well what we are seeing is the early stages of talks between germany and the russian direct
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investment fund for the for berlin buying doses of the sputnik the vaccine these talks were called firmed by health minister yen spahn on thursday. the e.u. has said that the sputnik vaccine will not be part of the joint procurement programme for vaccines that system this all for $11.00 for all system of the e.u. commission buy is in vaccines and then it distributes them so what this is seen is germany take an independent route in which they are looking to to buy the sputnik vaccine we've heard time and time again from angola merkel that she was keen to use the sputnik the vaccine once it gets the emmy approval and certainly that is what we heard from again spawn again on thursday saying that once the european medicines agency give sputnik the the green light germany is more than happy to use it the announcement from the end spun that germany as they could treat would be in negotiations to buy sputnik became shortly after market zada who's the leader of
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the state of bavaria said that the very air had agreed what he called a preliminary deal with russia to buy 2 and a half 1000000 doses of the sputnik vaccine you know we're doing to give sputnik it's approved in europe then bavaria will receive additional vaccine doses so i think it's 2500000 doses probably in july through this company that is operating in bavaria to then once again increase the additional capacity for vaccinations. while looking at the reception to the sputnik vaccine here in germany it's pretty positive you go of polling shows 55 percent of germans say they'd be more than happy to take a sputnik jab politicians and local leaders as well also on the side with getting the sputnik the vaccine into the arsenal that germany can use against the corona virus we vaccinate vaccinate vaccinate but when we need is the quantity and that's why the german government should finally sign contracts for sputnik they should do
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their homework. every available vaccine has to be used russia is a great land of science and i don't have the slightest doubt that scientists there are capable of producing an effect of facts ian not everybody is as positive as stefan viol who is the leader of the state of lower saxony said that his state wouldn't be entering into any side deals like that very or done saying they would stick to the agreement that had been agreed with the european union also there was an air of caution from yen spahn the health minister as he announced that these talks were going on to buy sputnik he said that it's never mind any debate about whether germany should buy cove advice not could all well prove to be a mirage because what was important was whether germany could receive doses of the job in the next 2 to 5 months because if they can't they already have deals in
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place that would provide germany with what they see is enough vaccines to vaccinate their population what they need is these jobs in the immediate time for in an immediate timeframe in order to get them into people's arms straight away the splitting the vaccine from its phase trials its face 3 trials receive just over 91 percent effective rate seeing against the covert 19 vaccine that was according to statistics that were published in the lancet medical journal. italian prime minister has branded turkey's president a dictator in a feud that's been branded so forgot a european commission chief was left fuming on tuesday after she was refused to seat a top level talks in ankara and relegated to a nearby couch. i
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absolutely do not agree with their no one's behavior and i was very sorry for the humiliation the european commission president wonder lane had to suffer let's call them what they are dictators with whom one nonetheless has to coordinate. with the turkish government had back of maria drugs remarks calling them impudent and ugly and on thursday the foreign ministry summoned the italian ambassador to express its condemnation meanwhile the european council chief michel has defended his own conduct explaining why he didn't try to defuse the situation by vacating his own seat. if i was convinced that any reaction on my card could be perceived disputes lism there was a risk of provoking an even more serious incident which would reduce the already fragile chills of having less negative relations with turkey. away also political analysts in europe and turkey have so forget it could impact the already troubled relationship between the side. of course i think both of these persons are history
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shows and restored again probably didn't show themselves as a gentleman however there is a protocol in these types of situations and it appears that within the european union they don't really agree who is supposed to be number one and number 2 in this protocol shall be shut that in the protocol both of them should be sitting around edited out what it is sure is that in this situation the images are terrible and there is a huge backlash and this spat between. turkey and i would say your opinion is a very bad press for president everyone who is trying to renew his relationship with in your in your opinion any which is already pretty and growing down to once an old school politician and protocol is extremely important to him there is actually no reason to apologize because the turks have not committed any type of mistakes regarding the seating arrangement and this is exactly the conditions that the council protocol team wanted the e.u. media was so quick to point the finger at our dorm without even sitting down and
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investigating what happened when we look at the meeting between both sides there was there was some progress being made we were talking about sanctions we're now talking about more positive things keeping the agenda positive we're talking about more carrots less sticks so it was a step in the right direction but unfortunately got overshadowed by this whole sophie gate affair i have bill sitting comfortably here's what's ahead for you a soyuz rocket has taken a 3 man crew to the international space station almost exactly 60 years after the 1st manned flight from the same site it's next on our take.
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you know again a new 3 man crew has arrived at the international space station is rocket docked several hours ago after a flight from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan to russians. and american mock founder of nasa are now on board the orbital station during that time up there they'll be overseeing the arrival of a new lab module named science the soyuz and that's 18 spacecraft that said the trio into space was named after the 1st human in space yuri gagarin constantly rose covers up a lot sight as the crew took off. if you can see what i think you're on the water if that means tad sobber strangers or the firing and the rocket is going to do things you're.
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going to do. wow i mean we had amazing sight to see and everyone here at this viewing area are thrilled to see the rugged heading into space but i'm going to tell you something there are no 3 people on earth there are more focused than the crew on board that saw use rocket because the 1st 10 minutes after takeoff are considered to be the most dangerous of their entire 6 or even 10 month stay in space now let me tell you few words about the crew so this time we have 2 russian cosmonauts 11 of the skin peter do broth and then one american astronaut mark bundy hey despite investing heavily in space x.'s dragon program the united states and nasa are still dependent on russia and pays the country to sand their astronauts into space earlier today they follow the same traditional route that each cosmina takes while ed baikonur 1st they left the hotel to the famous soviet song usually this is
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a very emotional moment because this is when family members get to say their final goodbyes to of the cosmos before they leave our planet but these time they were not even allowed to come to the cause of a job because of the pandemic and for the 1st time in history the traditional press conference with the crewmembers was held without us without media presence online only also because of the safety reasons but we were managed to pass our questions to the crew members anyway and. from one hand i very much like oh families from relatives and friends to be here to at least. with them through the glass so they could see our lives on the other hand the notes here makes me a little relieved because the situation is still difficult everywhere and i would not want to risk that because we can safely fly on to do a job without worrying that something happened to them here. we are all having to deal with the challenges associated with. i just feel very fortunate that i have
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loved ones like my family and friends even though they can't be here they're still able to communicate with me and share their support both main and backup crews were vaccinated in advance of the american stigma dearness shots while the russian sticks the bottom line is that at this point no one wants to lead covert which has cost a lot of trouble on earth and to space now of course this launch comes at the 60th anniversary of yuri gagarin's flight which made him 1st ever human in space and this date april 12th is going to be widely celebrated across russia anyway you know this place baikonur where yuri gagarin journey started is by far the most the bast place to feel this connection with the history of space exploration which as you just saw is still unfolding. as constantine mentioned big date coming up at 60 a milestone is approaching on the morning of the 12th of april 1981 of us spoke
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spacecraft blasted off carrying the soviet cosmonaut yuri gagarin it orbited the earth once on a journey that took 108 minutes flight broken instant global fame and 6 decades later is named. but there's always one face the last face cosmonauts say before they blast off weather during the garden's time all today we spoke to a specialist yuri machine about how it all works. i'm head of department of the list of transport launch equipment to buy i can offer 12 years now the 1st 4 years i was an engineer on the launch team i took part in many crew launches when i started working with the cosmonauts they seem to be more nervous than everyone else worrying that everything went world even after 12 years the nervousness is still there it never goes away the duty of care is always there but it's not so apparent with time because you become more experienced and you know what to do and how to approach situations for the cosmonauts they're always in a good mood they're always smiling especially if there are foreigners among the
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crew you always passes with jokes and laughter no panic over the operations crew the last people to walk the cosmonauts from ground 0 to the spacecraft and wave them goodbye because minorities in a good way because they've been honored to travel to space and carry out experiments serving our country. the latest flight the i r s s continues enduring relationship between the world's leading space powers russia and the united states which has got on regardless of political differences along the way now deputy associate administrator ken bowersox give us his perspective on that cooperation and the garden anniversary. we have a great working relationship with our russian counterparts we love working with them we've worked together for a long time now we know each other's weaknesses we know each other's strengths you know and just like in any any friendship sometimes you don't agree about things that happens and and then we have this great way of working through those types of
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disagreements we talk to each other we try to convince each other one way or the other and we find a good resolution to the problem. i'm so proud to have been able to be here in kazakhstan and see the launch pad were a year you could garden launched it was a wonderful experience you know that 1st step must have been a fairy fairy heart just imagine but it's also hard to take next steps right sometimes on a journey it's the most important step to starting but then it's hard to do each step after step after step after step and we're in that process now and it's great to have partners to work with as we support each other as we keep each other going down the road so that we can go further and further out into space together. and as we gear up for that historic out of a sort of the 1st ever manned space flight we'll have special coverage for you over the coming days a robotic. x.
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to israel has ruled out any cooperation with a probe into alleged war crimes in the palestinian territories is ready prime minister's office accuse the international criminal court which is conducting the investigation of hypocrisy. the unacceptable interference of the court lacks any legal basis and contravenes the goals for which it was established and its time when idea of soldiers are fighting with supreme morality against terrorists it is israel that the court in the hague has decided to condemn there is no other word to describe this other than hypocrisy and body there was founded to defend human rights has become a hostile body the defense those who trample human rights the i.c.c. launched its official investigation in march after a 5 year preliminary probe found evidence of war crimes committed by both the israeli military and palestinian armed groups the case focuses heavily on the 2014
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girls of war back then israeli warplanes bombed the territory over a 7 week period killing several 1000 people and dozens of israelis were killed in rocket strikes the i.c.c. probe is also looking at violence along the israel gaza border in 2018 how musson the palestinian and ministration of welcome the administer the investigation saying that their actions were justified acts of resistance. getting the full now of political commentator as one who joins us now from beirut welcome to the program it's no big surprise is it israel has always said it doesn't recognize the c.s.a. but how much might this have a probe of what they can do in the hague. well let's begin by israel has never abided by any international law to begin with not starting right now with the international criminal court but any international law at all i mean the recent the
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most recent one that they brew was them actually not allowing palestinians to have a vaccine it's a pen if you go back further than that with the. with the war crimes that they are being now looked upon by their probe by the investigation of the i.c.c. there are mainly 3 ones which is the 2014 attack on gaza which was an incremental genocide by the israeli side we have the 2018 crackdown on palestinians in the west bank where craving for their right of return to their own ancestral land and it were a crackdown upon by the israeli occupation forces and you have also the illegal settlement buildings in the occupied west bank territories and further in jerusalem in occupied outputs as well these 3 incidents are not the only incidents we've never heard anything coming out of the international community or the i.c.c. concerning for example the shatila massacre in bed with 1982 never heard about 3
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there behind historic massacres that happened when the british landed in palestine and brought about what is now called as the israeli forces who killed hundreds of thousands of palestinians and move forward to 2008 also massacres in gaza when they bombed them with phosphorus and depleted uranium you ran you have. a lot of incidents why would israel be open to this kind of and that's to give a shit when no other investigation was before and no international law was maybe push. gary on the israelis to follow maher which begs the question what's the point ben you've outlined a lot of examples where there are also lots of claims against palestinian groups as well so whatever the i.c.c. find what practical use would it be anyway. let's begin by saying the palestinian side welcomed the i.c.c. demand and they were open and they replied to the letter and said that they are going to approve all investigations but what is the importance of this is telling
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the entire world with the mainstream media especially the western regime funded meester media keeps hiding from its own civilians which would help a lot the palestinian cause if the civilians would know what their regimes are implicated in it would help other people who still don't know why there is some sort of it bickering if you will between palestinians and israelis when it is a palestinian land occupied by a group of people by an entity that calls itself israel but is now killing more palestinians taking more land just yesterday. to mark they not only building 7 as they took the homes of palestinians and bank and many of them to other israeli families we have still people palestinians protesting for their right of the return or cost the world not only inside the palestinian territories so it's very important to tell the story of the palestinians by some sort of and outside entity which is the i.c.c.
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which gives it more credibility because i could talk about till tomorrow about palestine but people will just take one look at me and say well you're biased but no people don't know that i've been there that i've been under bombs the family has lost members of its own that my children do not have a grandfather because of the israeli entity because they killed him right in his village but this is not the issue here the issue is to tell the world that there were war crimes and these war crimes need to be dealt with and the palestinians have every right to find. protection to find salvation even after years of these workers have been committed at least have some soldier and peace for their families and for their cause and in terms of practicalities today on the ground in israel of the palestinian territories bearing in mind israel's been in political limbo now with 4 elections over 2 years and the troubles that have been going on barely featuring in the coalition talks how much progress being hampered by that instability in israel politically at the moment. well i can't talk about how it is
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helping actually the palestinian cause we go we said for the 1st time in decades we are actually hearing from the internal communities within the israeli entity specially like. i think it's called that to sell them which is an engine which is an israeli enjoy it when the talks about the war crimes of israel itself against the palestinians so we're now hearing voices from the with within the jewish community as the israeli israeli entity talking about the massacres committed by their own people and as well we're hearing a lot of stories about soldiers who refuse to take part in the israeli army who are his guards rated as well where all of this and where the n.r.a. ahead of time i do apologize for that really appreciate you talking to us and by remar all of them thank you that's it for now watching the hawks is next.

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