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i'll fill out let's say i'm not so i guess you're. right. thank you for. the story that's right. angela merkel is accused of an attack on democracy after she pleads with the german parliament to the power. of the country. now is the time to deescalate. mixed messages from washington this president biden calls for dialogue. slapping more sanctions on. washington has to understand that there will be a price for the degradation of. the u.s.
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that is entirely responsible for. the found the investigative journalist group project. in which a c.n.n. director let's flip the channel is biased in favor of the black lives matter movement. words can kill the gauges now if you are to the british army regiment is told to use inclusive language to avoid causing. here in moscow you're watching r.t. international the german chancellor has been accused of attacking the country's democracy. pleaded with lawmakers to grant the federal government powers to impose regional curfews without the consent of local authorities it does come as the
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country grapples with the spiraling situation. we're slamming on the brakes nationwide i'm convinced a nationwide imagine see stop is overdue and urgently needed a lauren measures have a single goal to lead our country ad of this terrible phase of managing infections ultimately what i'm going to merkel wants is changes to the infection protection act that would allow her to not just to say this is what you should be doing but to be able to say this is what is going to happen the way it works here in germany with their federal system is all those things can be decided from the federal government in berlin how they're implemented on the ground particularly when it comes to covert 19 restrictions are left up to the interpretations of the governments of the 16 states that make up germany now what angle america wants to do is take some of those powers from the states and have them for herself well as you can imagine not everybody is happy with that outside of the bundestag there was a small but vocal demonstration against what the chancellor is trying to do in the
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opposition from the alternative to germany partly though as making the argument that these powers already exist that they don't need to be given to the to the federal government and that the chancellor should let the states decide what's best for the states this effect to introduce the infection protection act as an alarm and document of authoritarian thinking never before has a federal government dared to include so many attacks on the basic freedoms of citizens and the rule of law and on democratic principles and so few sentences as in this draft the more we've been here before though with angela merkel saying she wanted to implement national 'd measures national lockdowns and things like curfews when it comes to the fight against covert 19 just before easter we heard the chancellor announce this was going to happen over the easter break only for her to have to make one of the biggest u. turns of her political career when just over 24 hours later she said actually
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that's not going to happen because technically i don't have the powers to be able to tell you to do that. it's thursday the fast of april as well as the surge of april should be defined as calm days with extensive contact restrictions and a ban on gatherings from the 1st to the 5th of april. it gives women the idea was a mistake this mistake is my mistake alone a mistake must be called a mistake and above all it must be corrected at the same time of course i know that this whole matter trygaeus more uncertainty i regret that deeply and apologized to all citizens and this brings us today and the facts of the matter on the ground when it comes to covert 19 is that germany is being gripped particularly hard by this wave the robert cock into the tube which handles germany's public health affairs is warning that unless something is done that april could well be a record breaking month for germany when it comes to covert 90 infections what angle are merkel is seeking the power to be able to do is that when cases reach
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a number of 100 new infections per 100000 over population that an emergency brake can be pulled nationally the thing is is there's a lot of pushback against this the spite that push back it does seem likely that these changes to the infection protection act will be made by some point next week we expect them to be signed into law by german president frank fault. now the russian foreign ministry says that the u.s. bears full responsibility for harming relations between the countries that's after washington impose new sanctions against moscow russia has vowed to retaliate by dubner against you there but such aggressive behavior will undoubtedly meet firm resistance and response to the sanctions will be inevitable washington has to understand that there will be a price for the degradation of bilateral relations and it is the u.s.
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that is entirely responsible for what is happening. well president joe biden signed the order slapping new sanctions on russia right after calling for a deescalation in tensions between the 2 states now is the time to deescalate wait for. us all 10 personnel from the russian diplomatic mission will be expelled while $32.00 entities and individuals have been sanctioned for quote government directed attempts to influence the 2020 u.s. presidential election their argument also targets a range of financial institutions as well as 6 tech companies for cyber attacks. down of looks at the impact the restrictions could have big politics is all about big p.r. political marketing of trump america transitioned from sourcing nicknames for his opponents into the biden age which spearheads now shameless self promotion
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america is back america is back diplomacy is back biden diplomacy sounds like a classic personal brand of so what is it well for russia it apparently means a sanctions sledgehammer through several steps including the expulsion of several russian officials as a consequence of their actions i've also signed an executive order authorizing new measures including sanctions to address specific harmful actions that russia has taken against u.s. interests well the man seems to be abundantly clear at least for ones right well he would have been had he not led into these sanctions announcement with this. united states is not looking to kick off a cycle of skule should be in conflict with russia we want a stable predictable relationship these signals are not just mixed in terms of
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consistency they're on par with noises from space joe biden was counsel joe biden said he's interested in the normalization of russia u.s. relations but the actions of his administration show us the opposite the us is not ready to deal with the reality of the multiple a world which shuts at the possibility of american has your money instead they can sanctions and interference in our internal affairs just this week biden and putin talked over the phone to during the conversation the u.s. president and a new batch of sanctions in putin's face only to express hope later for a stable and predictable way forward and the white house sees no problem here no discrepancy forget proof for good reason forget who's president even biden strategy is to bully a country out of geopolitical relevance and it seems that's the only predictable thing about america left after all trumps anti russia sanctions galore that appears
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to his whole term didn't save the ex-president from being shamed for being soft on russia so maybe biden is resorting to nuclear options right away desperately trying to keep one foot in the door though the door leading to that positive trajectory where we discuss the issue with the chairman of the russian public council for international cooperation and public policy he also served 2 as director general of the un office in geneva from 2002 until 2011 he questions the legality of the new us sanctions. it's very healthy. or what the important is the same thing don't sleep completely go to sleep signals in your work in the world of course most of what russia these there is no coherence for all of us on the part of the sort we're brought sentients they're completely illegal if
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they are brought adopted by the security council otherwise it's the us or it could well be dicko or with the force it is really difficult to. tolerate such such. i do think that you have to build bridges with the you know this because we have a lot of interest in. the digits that will. now unveiling the latest raft of sanctions the u.s. also cited claims made last year of russia offering banking's to the taliban to kill american troops in afghanistan why it has admits they would has very little to back up those claims but he still demanding answers from the kremlin we felt the reports were enough of a cause of concern they assessed with low to moderate confidence as you alluded to
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that russian intelligence officers start to encourage taliban attacks against u.s. and coalition personnel in afghanistan so while there's a lot of moderate assessment of these reports we felt it was important for our intelligence community to look into it this information really puts the burden on russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here in june last year it was reported that russian intelligence offered taliban linked militants bank fees to kill american troops in afghanistan in 2019 allegations they were never proven and the pentagon itself said it could not cooperate the reports although didn't stop the media embracing the story vladimir putin. is offering boaties for the scalps of american soldiers in afghanistan now the european intelligence official called this callous shocking and reprehensible overnight president trump dismissed the intelligence denied being briefed on it as new reports emerged saying those payments did in fact lead to the death of americans meanwhile the u.s. president has decided to end america's double decade military presence in
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afghanistan by mid september we'll have a closer look at the details on that in a few minutes time. twitter has been the founder of the investigative journalist group project but it's asked for alleged violations of it paul of its policies does come after the group published another undercover sting video involving a c.n.n. director. astringency research report. he gave. you for getting out. of a picture let me try to protect patients. so we're going. to try to like you to be over. it like i mean it's individuals it's not you know. that's like that of the optics of it. that video does appear to show the c.n.n. staff admitting b.l.m. coverage bias and is the 3rd undercover scoop published by project very task this
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week if you want to find out about the other 2 on how c.n.n. did allegedly mislead its view is to get ratings and reportedly did its upmost to bring down don't try to go to our web site at r.t. dot com and we've discussed the revelations to do with project very task is newsroom executive giveth he says it is time that people started to ask questions. we can speak to the fact that this technical director charlie chester he was certainly part of the culture he was speaking as if they were an advocacy group and this is a network that uses the tagline the most trusted name in news does the most trusted name in news you know collude directly or indirectly with black lives matter that's a question for the american public to ask it seems that the rules that as a society that we all thought were in place are no longer in place there is no more roebuck this is you know this is concerning this is something that the american people should be looking into this is something they should be studying and this is something that they should know about because anything this big that means people
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make value decisions that affect their lives every day based on the news and if you're telling them you're real and in you know we're off hours you're saying that you're completely fake your propaganda that needs to be investigated that needs to be looked at further. knighthood of the brigade when in the u.k. it's become a reality because soldiers in the british army's royal engineers regiment have been tell me to mind that language in case it offend somebody simon wright has been throwing a few grenades of his own on the front line of the cultural. so the main dangers of being in the military is you can be shot at blown up. or fall victim to non gender neutral language well $22.00 engineer regiment of the british army is doing something about it the language not the horrible bad stuff don't call each other lads soldiers are told to be more inclusive and avoid using words such as mankind and sportsmanship over fears that they could cause offense to
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a regiment sergeant major reportedly told his men. people that they need to try harder to up hold the regiments v. and s. v. and s. down to values and standards do not mix it up with b. and s. he also said that everyone has to remember d. and on that diversity and inclusion and that gentz men lads other phrases like that are not to be used and this is my favorite he said it should be made sure that people are getting paid the correct compliments we don't a long way says no. you're. right you know what this story has caused some our rage among friends agog slurring these more with of course but actually there's nothing new about these directions they came out in 2017 released by the british army's joint equality diversity and inclusion unit or jeddah as it. were inclusive most important so some
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poles from the guidance from the u.k. military's jello war is inclusive jesting sportsmanship be replaced with fairness or good humor and the word mankind be replaced with humanity hue mankind human race people as heterosexual some of those of man in as well were british war heroes to tim collins back in 2017 describe to listeners the ludicrous and dangerous morass into which obsequious and p.c. senior officers have led the british army which means he doesn't like it. so we can conclude from this is a. for years on of the bow the voice was originally given soldiers are still not quite ready to have their language policed probably because if you knew your me you got a few other things to worry about let's not forget but the army has been at the forefront of the quality they've been teaching mentor on their own trousers for centuries washed on one side it turned over. to the book about dropping bombs on middle eastern villages is the absolute definition of inclusive ety they'll kill everyone
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without prejudice. probably a long time for we see scenes like this on the front line. i'm sorry. oh my god did i say black it's. a cancer specialist from moscow has become the 1st ever russian to be officially inducted into the prestigious american surgical association hugo katter of is currently moscow's leading on college just he is a pioneer of keyhole surgery for cancer treatment in the country and during his 30 year career there and doctor has published 7 major studies and almost 300 papers he told us what this latest recognition me. with the usefulness of undoubtedly it is a happy and significant moment in a professional life of any person when colleagues highly appreciate your
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professional skills and this is very pleasant and honorable for me on the other hand it is a great responsibility as you have to keep proving your worth but of course it is also an opportunity to establish closer and more interesting contacts with professionals from all over the world an opportunity to hear and be heard as well as to help young colleagues surgeons to develop the number of people diagnosed with cancer for the 1st time is increasing every year it happens all over the world and is a reflection of many factors the main one is the increase in life expectancy at the same time. time treatment strategies have been developing very quickly to this applies to both surgical treatment and drug therapy it became possible to stabilize processes even in the most severe stages and surgeons today to perform complex operations that were previously considered impossible even non-specialists today have already heard about targeting therapy immunotherapy there have been real breakthroughs in the field of drug treatment opportunities have opened up for
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stabilizing tumors and reducing their size this makes it possible to ensure a good quality of life for patients and sometimes to cure even the most advanced stages of course we cannot say that we can heal everyone and it is unlikely that this will ever happen but the phrase cancer is not a death sentence is the real truth author and historian martin mccauley does believe the need is particularly think if it can given the current political climate. the top russian specialists are among the best in the world and if i could resist same in the soviet union talk soviet doctors and specialists were among the best in the world russian specialists have always had this high reputation and know this is normally important is prestigious because he's the 1st russian with knitted to this very important surgical association but also i don't time of enormous tension between russia and the united states should prove that if you put
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politics aside when you go to medicine or science or literature or anything else there is really quite a lot of common ground between russia and the united states they can come together and you don't have the conflict you have in politics and in defense about hers. president joe biden has announced all u.s. and nato troops will have to quit afghanistan by september the 11th saying it is time to end the forever war however that has angered the taliban which says it had a great an earlier exit date with donald trump is not a gas he has been looking at what the future holds for the country after 2 decades of war. joe biden says this is it the end of the afghan war no more extentions apart from well these last one until september we cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in afghanistan hoping to
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create ideal conditions for the drawn and expecting a different result according to the deal struck between trump and the taliban america was supposed to be gone in a couple of weeks time by may 1st but the president the new president claimed that didn't give him enough time the new date is symbolically september 11th and the thousands of u.s. and nato troops on that date will have left in light of this and recognizing that there is no military solution to the challenges have vanished and faces and lies have determined that we will start their withdrawal of the residents are told mission full says by may fast new d.n.a. 2 wants to be in afghanistan nobody but they went to do a job to make sure that al qaida and its ilk never make it home again and the only thing worse than staying in afghanistan is leaving before that job is done which has the potential to cost 20 years of war and bloodshed and effort to the when
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our common goal is clear afghanistan should never again service a haven for terrorists to attack our homes. so our presence is conditions based while you know our ally wants to stay in afghanistan longer than necessary we will not leave before the time is right it's the us government itself is divided and i'm on a to germany for example which previously opposed the withdrawal czech republic came out and said that this is the wrong decision but that they'll pull out in solidarity leaving behind a vast dangerous and uncertain ballot vacuum the war isn't over almost 2000 people have been killed that have got a start in the 1st 3 months of this year but now that's a problem for others it will ask other countries of the countries in the region to
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do more to support of kynaston especially pakistan as well as russia china india in turkey. you know you have a significant stake in the stable future for afghanistan understand that the taliban now is believed to be more powerful than at any point in 20 years they control a contest more than half the country and that's with thousands of nato troops keeping them at bay with those foreign troops gone what's to stop them taking law but siege in kabul and doing decades of humanitarian and human rights progress would they still feel obligated to root out hardline terrorists. which the us never came here for the benefit of afghanistan no one was happy with the us coming here and i don't think many people will be sad to see them leave the us came to afghanistan for its own interests and that includes nato and all other foreign troops which are under the orders of washington when the us came in 2001 they vowed
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to deliver peace in afghanistan but they failed we can never trust american promises i guess if the us soldiers leave afghanistan i think the situation will become worse because our country's security forces are not equipped well enough to fight against the taliban who have had the weaponry the us promised many times in recent years about withdrawing its troops but nothing happened we help for peace let's see what will happen. as you know the us came to ensure security in afghanistan and as you know the situation has become worse day by day conflicts increased and now the americans are leaving i don't think the americans want afghanistan to prosper they're just seeking a way to flee from the mess they made and they are thinking about the afghan people as i mean i think it could be good if we get peace the afghan people want peace it's a good idea that america leaves of ghana stand we the afghan people are tired of war the taliban are also angry they feel cheated again by this withdrawal deal
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a already field commanders are promising nightmare for foreign troops until they pull out. and on that note the american european pac spears who lost trillions of dollars on this war a left to hope for the best at it no guarantees no clear progress the result of the afghan war is that everyone's been left to hope for the best. by the moscow bureau of the u.s. funded radio free europe and radio liberty is appealing to europe's top top human rights cotton attempt to block russia from enforcing fines that could cost millions of dollars the company was slapped with sanctions for falling foul of russian media laws they do require broadcasters in russia which have been classed as foreign agents to add statements saying that to their reports radio liberty refused to comply and almost $400.00 violations were cited by russia's media regulator we
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discussed the matter with the foreign ministry spokesperson ria it's a kind of a source as most everything related to the foreign nations legislation granting the status of the foreign media and the rules coming from ed started as a response to the actions by the united states they have an archaic law which has been gathering dust for decades but suddenly in 2016 or 2017 it became necessary for them to use this law in russian journalists and media it was used despite its language being strange an inadequate to the modern world realities and contradicting the obligations the u.s. has under a number of international agreements but they used it on r.t. anyway what are the demands that radio liberty cannot accept and classified as oppression these are the regular demands which are far more soft and humane than those applied by the us authorities to those foreign media they call foreign agents
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just a beta law a bather law adopted in response to the actions of your country's government what's the problem. they're speaking to us a bit earlier so that brings you up to date that's how the news is looking so far not international more from us in just over 30 minutes. today the industry prefers to spend millions of euros in you know being to do daily traditions i will be sniffing all about making money making profits in some of the corporations international markets import export do you imagine the number of currently diseases that are out in every community today it is not due to new viruses all new microbes that is not true so it is due to environment.
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and say you know that moment all discipline of this sort of muscles obviously just accumulate could only come in the day seemed to be. the plagues from the sky if the so food industry is successful it will create more jobs it will create more value added it will create more clothes so i don't see why we shouldn't also fight for the interest something of a street not accept that we have regulation we want regulation i was in just a nice freedom behave zinnias penalty just fine. but like you took notes this is. the newest the 1st one to pull the pin in my school girls can come up with a 100 pounds. i chose to use for the door to catch. the thing i was national guard coming off.
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle western governments and western media portray the tensions within ukraine as a conflict involving russia and ukraine this is false there is a road map to resolve ukraine's internal strife and it's called the minsk accords russia is not the problem but nato expansion is. talking ukraine i'm joined by my guest paul robinson in ottawa he is a professor in the graduate school of public and international affairs at the university of ottawa in chicago we have because he is a 19 nato analyst and contributor to antiwar dot com and in budapest we cross the board samueli he has a podcast at the gaggle which can be found on youtube and rumble all right gentlemen crossed in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate rick let me go to you 1st.

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