we ask. i made a record 3000000 worldwide pandemic deaths. the cost of the e.u. is already priciest. meanwhile san marino plans to return to normality to an all citizens by next month with russia's sputnik. 3 openings give us a breath of fresh air and get us moving towards a sense of normality sputnik b. has proved to be a winning choice as every day that passes in recent weeks the number of
contractions is decreasing. expels. moved off the. last 7 years ago and now throws out 18 russian representative. raul castro stepping down as cuban leader the same day. it is revealed. monday worldwide news headlines live from moscow of course this is the international from all of us here welcome to your news. well the deaths past 3000000 at the weekend with a particularly disturbing 20 fold in new infections since last month in india may.
in europe daily new cases have stabilized after a 3rd wave and u.s. pharmaceutical giant pfizer has hiked e.u. prices on future orders over its vaccine potentially raising the cost more than 60 percent and it comes as brussels conveniently seeks a new contract with that phone for next year's vaccine details here with artie's saskia taylor. you wouldn't think that big pharma and ethics go hand in hand but you clearly haven't met pfizer if we were to implement a free open market principles in pricing the products we could go to huge prices and so everything we can manufacture but it would be a lesser collating we will not do it's because that's really taking advantage of a situation and people will not forget if you do start it must have been hard when the 3rd wave started coursing through europe more curfews and lock downs were announced hospitals were overrun and pfizer couldn't take advantage even though it's sitting on the thing they say is the only way out of vaccine but no that would
be unethical the people will never forget turns out though pfizer doesn't really care about people it cares about fresh dollar bills so it hiked its prices after all vaccines are very expensive this if human lives the yellow economies to reopen but we saw them at the price of a meal a very nice meal in a very nice restaurant after all pfizer's vaccine is the most expensive on the market and it can't start handing out discounts just because it's a once in a lifetime global pandemic some countries that who can't afford pfizer's prices but still want the citizens to live full well that's fine we'll just produce it ourselves while no because pfizer and co are not only lobbying the biden in this region to stop and low cost vaccine production to help out low income countries they even want those countries to be sanctioned are ethics but even for those who do have the cash purchasing pfizer is beginning to break the bank pfizer was 12
years then it became 15 year contracts are now being signed at a price of $19.00 points 50 euro and with the e.u. signing off on a future order of 900000000 doses those extra euros really add up but as pfizer well knows the block. doesn't really have a choice because brussels fos pick astra zeneca has become vaccine non-grata after it's linked to red blood clots at this point it would probably struggle to print out its vaccine for free let alone charge for it johnson and johnson's hit the pause button over the same concern on the european medicine agencies not keen on approving any of the shots at the moment so the pfizer job stands as the sole savior or 12 no 15 no 19 and a half years of it that's if you don't count those 3 surprise a likely scenario is that there will be likely
a need for somewhere between 6 and 12 months and then from the there will be an annual leave marks a nation but all of that needs to be confirmed a vaccine with reduces in the 1st year and a booster annually after that what a tiny little way to keep those billions coming in to hell with cooperation to hell with morality to hell with humanity you really have to hand it to pfizer even in a pandemic it's just another day another dollar meanwhile the tiny european country of san marino is enjoying a return to pre-code normality things to support and agree schools museums and gyms have reopened as will cinemas and theaters on the 26th of april as the enclave is not a formal member of the e.u. it was able to turn to russia for its vaccine sputnik is currently under review by europe's medicine regulator meaning it cannot be deployed in member states till it is approaching.
he's putting his proved to be a winning choice is every day that passes in recent weeks the number of transactions is decreasing. 3 openings give us a breath of fresh air and get us moving towards a sense of normality without splitting the submarine and would probably not have had these reopening so sued and except me helped with that and also because the e.u. agreements were failing to deliver the phase of vaccine to us thanks to the russian vaccine were able to move our reopening timetable for when.
russia has declared 28 czech diplomats. in a rising diplomatic spot it's in response to prague expelling 18 russian representatives while accusing moscow of being behind an explosion at an ammunition depot that occurred in 2014 the russian foreign ministry said it's an effort to a destructive tension from other developments in the region the show show you some of the latest footage from the czech embassy right here in moscow embassy staffa collecting their personal belongings and basically leaving and recall that the russian authorities gave the check to put about 24 hours to leave the country now a check for minutes to check said that now the work of the czech embassy. he is
virtually paralyzed. accusations herb's surge especially as earlier the czech government laid the blame for the explosions at the door of the companies that post this hostile step is a continuation of a series of russian actions conducted over the last several years by the czech republic one cannot also fail to notice the american influence by trying to win washington's favor is the us imposes sanctions against russia the czech authorities have even outdone their american masters so many diplomats were forced to start packing their suitcases in recent days because of expulsions and counter expulsions 1st of all america ordered 10 russian diplomats to head back to russia moscow's response was then almost identical then poland announced a similar move but there are sanctions only targeted 3 people and then eventually we heard from the czech officials who announced that prague decided to expel
18 people working for the russian embassy that is even more than that then america originally chose to punish you understand that this is a very significant share of the embassy staff so you'd have to think that there must be a very serious reason for it well the czech authorities have accused this group of 8 saying of working as intelligence operatives and also blamed russia for being behind a major explosion at an ammunitions military 'd warehouse in the czech countryside that happened 7 years ago and killed 2 people no confirmation of the cause has ever been released by the czech authorities it coincides with the decisions on diplomat expulsions by washington and warsaw that's not all by the czech republic either is it private is seeking some suspects in particular well you know and that is the
interesting part. because the people the suspects that the police are now looking for are actually people with faces that you may find familiar these 2 were once accused by the k. of trying to poison the script balls in the united kingdom in 2018 so now when the authorities said that these 2 could be linked to that explosion immediately their names and photos were back and international headlines but the russian foreign ministry though is saying that these announcements and these steps that are taken by the czech authorities could only be a deliberate attempt to somehow distract the attention of the media and the international community from another story which is now in the news here in eastern europe it looks like when it's actually supported by facts that the west need it to cover up the importance of the information published by both russia and belarus
about not just a conspiracy but an actual plan for a constitutional clue we need to speak about it so cool was allegedly being planned against the leader of the roost what more do we actually know about this this is a story apparently that was happening more or less samuel taney is the russian federal security service has announced lately that they have detained 2 men one with russian citizenship another one with dual citizenship del ruse and the u.s. detention happened in moscow and these 2 are believed to have been plotting a coup in bella ruse by attempting to assassinate the ball russian president alexander lukashenko and possibly even members of his family during victory day celebrations that are upcoming the bell russian president almost instantly blamed the u.s. for for orchestrating this at. but washington has denied any
involvement now you may wonder what does frog have to do with all this but we have to understand that the czech republic is a close u.s. ally in eastern europe it's a member of nato not with a central role but still and russian officials very often have blamed washington for using some eastern european countries the czech republic in particular asked puppets of the assumption by the russian foreign ministry is that washington kit be pressuring these countries into making political moves against russia to demonize it so that is the message coming out of moscow in the meantime the u.s. state department has already said that they are expressing full support for the move that's been made by prague. well the progs now are planning to exclude the russian state atomic energy corporation ross atom from tendering for the
construction of a new nuclear power plant in january a chinese company was also barred from the pretend us security assessment i understand french south korean and american canadian corporations remain in the running now for the development of that nuclear plant let's cross live now to our political analyst and physicist joining us here on the program great to see you today so in a nutshell we've just had a number of russian diplomats expelled from the czech republic the prague saying it's because of russians were involved in an explosion at an ammunition depot in 24 teen and now all of a sudden they're now barring the russian atomic energy. from being involved in the bidding process for this new nuclear energy facility in the czech republic how much of this is politically motivated do you think. this is a joke that the chicks are then to be sure but you will next begin to be that shill
. investigating this explosions in joined in the discovering explosion the engine behind it that let's go let's go back in in another story you probably remember the russian bear. in afghanistan and maybe all this in the us don't know that but it was all over the place in the american media some to middle discovered that the persons who were giving money to have just a daily burn to kill americans in afghanistan and see if this was needed in the daily burns of their old reason to kill americans the this was the question but on t.v. in the us on the world there is and it was or it was all over the media but it was also essentially denied by the pentagon the pentagon said on more than 2 occasions we cannot corroborate these reports but the media went on a blitzkrieg with that one. person they were seeing out in this. well that and time that will do anything about it and that is greatly thought because. i don't want to
leave afghanistan either to get the troops out of afghanistan so now this isn't useful any more so it's great he talks i don't know what could he be doing there to give to any of these things any of them descriptors story never and you have to know the chick business sense and the law is on the. low i mean. i don't believe necessarily what sources are but why do you think the czech republic is suddenly getting involved in this big diplomatic squabble that it's suddenly it check to russian diplomats or russia of course as usual retaliatory tit for tat russia has during the same thing here i mean when it comes to the czech republic now having a diplomatic squabble with russia how far can it go i don't know the i don't know anything about the. politics but you see the french of send their who's there to shall google. she been the person goes together with the americans i mean this
engine you know wade has been able to push the utopian vision that unlike other called themselves and what the l.a. is into being more active on the same. time was not that interested in the data and was to have to get in there and and he's pushing them. into question. i mean what i mean this is just this is just as you were saying that by the ministration has just announced in recent days more sanctions against russia as he announced the sanctions biden then calls for calm and says everybody must deescalate and then about 24 hours later the czech republic out of nowhere suddenly starts it jetting russian diplomats for an explosion that happened at an ammunition depot in 2014 just what is being played out here. it will ease up so that they don't know what to say then your story minister lavrov said it correctly forget about the european union to be less diplomatic like the american envoy to ukraine's effect the new
i mean you just feel good to hear your opinion until to change there's a hazing bell and they'd sing us to english and jane and i lance i mean it just hopeless and their limitations are due to the mind isn't totally sold the americans don't know what to do with the media. and they do their little. well in the dunes and he'll need that kind of money and there is this meeting because. 'd they're doing that i don't know i mean. we're just just about running out of time here to apologize more physicist and a political commentator joining us live here on r.t. international really appreciate your time and your insight thank you thank you very much. still to come here on the program on. us states to change voting laws following donald trump's claims of electoral fraud by sanctions russia claiming it's yet again at fault for harming an american election.
is it really that you secretaries they play to his madness what are we to make of his policies towards russia china and ukraine. what comes 1st for him our use for interest is he joined by ideology or geopolitics to see believe in anything. i just wanted 20 minutes past the hour here in moscow or monday does mark the end of castro rule in cuba but i will castro who lead the country's communist party for the last 10 years after of course succeeding his brother fidel announced his resignation on friday this was the very same day that the declassified documents reveal he had been the target of a cia assassination attempt let's get some details now with our correspondent. raul castro reveals he's stepping down what better time to disclose your country
meal the idea of assassinating him this is the perfect metaphor of cuba u.s. relations as the cia has published once top secret cables describing how in 1960 the agency offered $10000.00 to a pilot flying roll castro from prague to have to arrange an unlucky accident the plot can be added to what some say were the hundreds of assassination attempts on rolls brother legendary el commandante fidel providing a glimpse into just how big a thorn in america's side cuba was and even remains to this day clearly the castro regime. will not change by its own choice. but cuba must change. i don't care how i die but rest assured if they invade us
i'll die in combat. you don't make friends with uncle sam by overthrowing a dictatorship ruled by his appointee or by building a socialist state right in his backyard for del castro did both his relations with the us started with a trade war escalated into a naval blockade of the island and climaxed with something that had the world staring into the abyss over nuclear apocalypse during the cuban missile crisis and island nation smaller than the size of florida found itself squeezed between 2 superpowers in the thick of what almost became an all out atomic war it shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from cuba or against any nation in the western hemisphere as an attack by the soviet union on the united states things eased a little since then of course the us is a very different country the soviet union hasn't existed for nearly 3 decades but
cuba cuba remains the same along with its ever so poor relations with the us we will not live saying actions on the cuban regime we will enforce the embargo. we reaffirmed today that any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either through coercion and pressure or by using subtle methods will feel. the troika of charity in this hemisphere cuba venezuela and nicaragua has finally met its match that you with the secretary of the united states is deliberately lying by calling cuba a sponsor of terrorism this is slander and an insult to gates cuba cuba is no closer to freedom and democracy than it was 4 years ago the age of castro is coming to an end but is the anticapitalist cuba heading the same way well rolle castro
says over his dead body it's not. nothing nothing obliges me to make this decision but i firmly believe in the strength and value of example and the endor standing of my fellow countrymen and let no one doubt that as long as i live i will be ready with my food and the stirrup to defend the homeland the revolution and socialism it may well be about who want to do it. and i'm staying in latin america is on contact us spoken with drug list glenn greenwald about the situation in the larger region. journalistic tactic is one that i actually 1st noticed when i started writing about politics in 2005 there had been a coup attempt in venezuela in 2002 to oust hugo chavez who whatever you think of him was democratically elected and very popular in the new york times editorial lies that it was a an attempt to restore democracy in this us back to by installing what they called
a respected business leader and step away from an attempt to step away from dictatorship and this is what the us media has been doing for decades calling us supported coups where they overthrow democratically elected governments and install you a pro u.s. dictators they call it and herald it as a victory for democracy and that's exactly what they did in 1964 they called it a revolution instituted by brazilians who were tired of communists corruption in tyranny and essentially for the next 21 years depicted this extremely repressive and brutal military regime as a manifestation of liberty and freedom. well michigan's the latest u.s. state that will do by changing election laws off to accusations of fraud in last year's presidential election but it's not easy but i guess d.f. explains the white house is blaming on sanctioning russia. round and
round we go another election now the scandal scandals least of which had nothing to do with russia but again and it's moscow's fault more sanctions more accusations and more changing the subject during the campaign for the for the presidency i was unequivocal that if i was elected president i respond to any attempt to influence our elections to the last election and because elections are sacred are sovereign undertakings their expression of the will of the american people and we cannot allow foreign power to interfere in our democratic process with impunity there is a sense that american elections attending almost into we need just undertaking sacred only a divine affair where the free and the faithful the right in the streets to cost their god given ballot in the name of all that is good and america but all is not
well in the land of the free there is a crisis of faith where as many as 40 percent of american citizens believe the last election was rigged. they are. presidential elections all the united states are a broken outdated mess the system itself it's soo broken that in any other country they'd be calling it election fraud it isn't sacred when some people's votes count law then the votes of others depending on where they live there is nothing holy about. people's votes being rounded up or rounded down by delegates it's an old
ugly mess that frankly should have been obviated sometime ago the electoral college is just the tip of the iceberg malin votes in 2020 were all over the place hundreds of thousands of votes lost and miscounted thrown away were covered in recounted in about a 3rd of all states voters didn't even need to show their id to vote and this isn't a country with roughly 12000000 illegal immigrants speaking of millions millions of americans with a criminal boss even of they've served their sentence and not allowed to vote none of this counts of fraud because see it's negro even mistakes of kosher or hollowed by the bless of the constitution the validity of an election is not voided by honest mistakes or emissions unless they affect the result or at least render it uncertain but hey america all it's talk of democratic processes never was
a democracy it's a federal republic where corporations and billionaires can hammer the internet and the airwaves and the radio waves with billions of dollars worth of propaganda unabashed republican or democrat propaganda blasted at you from every side from a cab ride to new york to a country fair in iowa vote team red vote blue and best of luck if you're running as an independent america hasn't elected an independent president in a 170 years we face tremendous mainstream media shut out and we know this is a 2 party system so the greatest difficulty is just making sure that people know we're here without them not that we only have these 2 options and i believe that's really at the weak to keep us coloring behind party lines at the end of the day russia doesn't need to interfere. it to make a mess of american elections all of that's the do is sit back and watch the show
unfold but america america needs russia to interfere they can needs to blame someone else for this mess it needs a scapegoat peed all of it on and avoid having to say hold on we have a problem so they make up more nonsense about sacred elections and blasphemous russian hackers and you think they keep the faith in the deck rip it divisive electoral system from collapsing i don't program returns and half an hour. when i last saw seemed wrong. but all wrong just don't call. me. yet to see out of this thing become active. and engaged me because betrayal.
when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. i'm afshin rattansi and we're going on the ground of lockdown edition as the closing arguments in the trial of the former minneapolis police officer derek jovan begin over the killing of george floyd in part 2 bidens detention of nearly 20000 children with someone who fled us back death squads of salvador but 1st from minneapolis a leading voice in the twin cities black eyes matter movement who's running for the minneapolis city council want to seat robin ones the robin thanks so much for the.