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the me, the the us in germany strike a deal on the north stream to pipeline, but val action on russia over the alleged threat to security posed by the energy project. moscow insists the pipeline is purely commercial. the, the worst of flooding in china in 1000 years. it has caused depth wiped out transport infrastructure breached dams and sparked a huge blast at an aluminum plant. and the situation is said to be getting worse. nobody suggestion is, i'm check inflation on the way. no serious economy. president biden says the highest us inflation rate in 13 years was foreseen,
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but won't last long. but that is not bringing much comfort to those feeling the pinch in their pocket. groceries are definitely off and also the rents are also going up. i don't buy anything as me what it says now a day i, i truly, truly know, ah, broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow. this is our to international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. now. germany and the us have reached a deal over russia's north stream to gas pipeline to europe decides agree that dependence on russian energy poses a security threat. well, this deal, it's been struck between berlin and washington, essentially means that the united states will not actively try and stop the north stream to gas pipeline from opening up. some would say the time for doing that with already well past the project is almost finished in about the start running. but
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what this deal does mean is that there will be major investment in ukraine from both germany, the united states. germany will be acting as a mediator, or at least called on germany, to act as a mediator between russia, gas problem, and ukraine's enough, the gas in order to get a new contract. a new deal, sir, for transit rights for russian gas to pass across ukrainian territory into europe. they're looking for an extension of the deal until 2034 or so the current deal expires in 2024. so it's a 10 year extension. thereafter, at the moment, the rumblings from the russian side of beam for quite a while that they're quite keen to do that deal. so it'll come down to whether jeremy can convince the ukrainian side to get on side with that. there's also set to be major investment in green technologies in ukraine by both germany and the united states. but while the steel, as they say essentially remove the chances of the u. s. trying to actively stop the
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pipeline. it does come with some threats towards russia. the deal saying the part, the wording of the, the joint statement following the deal, saying they should russia to try and use energy supplies to put pressure on any nation in europe while then there should be sanctions and there should be consequences. the united states and germany are steadfast, in their support for ukraine sovereignty territorial integrity, independence, and chosen european pass. the united states and germany are united in their determination to hold, rush her to account for its aggression and malign activities by imposing costs to our sanctions and other tools. on a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that next month the pipelines construction phase will be over then it should take around 3 months for a specific taishan and safety checks to be carried out. and guests from the gas fields of siberia will be connected under the baltic sea, directly into germany,
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and not gas can start flowing. and it's got that there is a big demand for here in germany for the 1st half of 2021. we saw gas supplies from russia to germany, increased by 43.4 percent, and we can expect that to rise in the coming future as well. the united states had wanted to be the one to supply the gas. the germany needs with a liquefied natural gas b l n g. the problem is, is that needs to be shipped across the atlantic, they have to be re justified in special plants. ultimately, it costs a lot more money. the u. s. has said it won't stand in the way of the pipeline right now, but it certainly doesn't mean that they liked it in washington. you told this committee that you believed if the nordstrom to pipeline would have disastrous effects on u. s. national security. that it would have disastrous effects on european security by making them subject to economic and energy blackmail from russia,
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and that it would enrich and power to carry out that black veil. do you continue to believe that i do sen? while this is clearly a political issue in the united states, as far as russia is concerned, this is all about business attempts to portray us as an aggressor and the country, carrying out malicious activities, have long been a whole mark of rooster folks. threats towards russia are groundless and useless. we have repeatedly stressed that the nor swim too and other russian export pipelines are business arrangements with the countries that by our gas. so this deal between the united states and germany does seem to mean that the north stream to gas pipeline will be up and running and sending rushes death into germany and into the rest of europe. or sometime by the end of this year, professor of political economy, jack rasmussen told us that the deal between germany and the u. s. could be
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a sign of biden conceding that the pipeline was already a done deal. i think you got to look at the context of the recent meetings and discussions between biden and europeans, particularly jeremy, you know, the germans, the europeans, conceited, and us position on the global tax and not taxing us tech companies. i think this is probably a good pro quo to some extent of biden conceding, what as everyone knows, it's already a done deal and allowing the germans to continue and get the cheaper gas. you gotta understand that this whole sanctions over a gas began to into, began under trump when the us had a lot of natural gas and prices were falling. and you know, the industry, oil industry, which trump was running a interference for their solution, was to make the europeans for them to buy us gas. that would cause prices arise in
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the us as well as more volume sales in europe. but the problem was, the gas was just too much more expensive and your opinion just re did it out. and then now you got to know the done deal. and they got to cover up somehow, you know, binds, coming back with his tax concessions. and they position the whole thing with regard to ukraine to make it look like the u. s. is still being tough and isn't considered in russia. at least 25 people have been killed and more than a 100000. evacuated to safety after devastating floods hit china on tuesday, the country has been dale urged with what weather forecasters are calling the heaviest rains in the millennium. the the the let us break down what has been
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happening across the country here on this map. in red, you can see the worst hit region, china's central hand on the province. its largest city june is located on the yellow river. the banks of which have burst weather forecasters paint a grim a few days to come with more heavy rain and strong winds. the typhoon, causing all of this havoc is expected to hit the nearby coastal regions in yellow. now among them, shanghai, if we zoom in now on ship, you proper, which has seen some of the most dramatic events. what you can see here is a waterfall inside juice airport, coming down through the roof. things were so bad at the hub that it was unable to accept incoming flights for 26 hours. and parts of the local subway system were completely submerged. leaving terrified commuters trapped under ground, the network had to be completely shut down. over ground cars were seen floating down flooded streets, while rescuers plucked people from raging torrent. it was water that also triggered a huge explosion at an aluminum plan.
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the, the incident happened to after a nearby river burst its banks, its waters reacted with chemicals at the side. a massive plume of smoke could be seen rising high and of sky local reporter when men g spoke to us from the streets of ginger. i'm here at one of the area that has been flooded by the to actual way, a capital city of central china as a whole, not probing where the rescue was due on the way to have a re for a capital space. a drum roll has left the other one se ring you have proof of funds is right now. the weather forecast. it will last until tomorrow. the latest from a local, i'm sorry to say the rainfall in a capital city, a racist hungry and little bit of re days while it's her year rainfall remains around $640.00 millimeters, which means that has
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a ho year ring for each of the 3 days the central theatre people's liberation army said on wednesday morning. it has sent for more than 3000 men and a 2 sets of appointments to fly to the flood. and to carry out your walk in a sleepy emergency response level, a flat being raised to level one. the railway operator has to have a carried out to ensure safety, such as the stopping services and the lowering the operation speed at the residential area. so you must have to be cut off the water supply and electricity. the providential flow control and, and try to relieve headquarters reported up more than 140000. the residents have been affected by 2 rational rings and who and since july 16 and 10000 half the relocate to the state police. so fall, dozens of cities are now tackling massive disruption to transport services with roads swept away and rail lines damaged the extreme rainfall is also threatening.
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several dams and reservoirs. the authorities have reported a 20 meter breach in a damn near the city of you all young. wondering that it could class at any moment . soldiers, police and military personnel have been deployed to help with the rescue effort. thousands of people banded in a suburb of general. many have been waiting for luck at the site since last night. we follow your rescue team into one of the worst effect is areas where up to a 100 people have been mandate for 24 hours. rescue is have resorted to life both in areas where the water level rickies beneath mucho arrive to help tuesday night. his company is dedicated to dissolve to rescue your shame on me. roy thought all the water can reach a depth of up to 2 meters. many are surrendered at this point and they don't have any food. we're in a difficult situation right now. i believe has to both move forward. the water gets
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deeper and cause how means the merged local resident lead us when area where around 20 people waiting for say yes, you know, many cars are still under water and people in the area can get out. only 3 of us went out to find the reza q. can you for help. there is no more bow signal at all. due to the loss of internet and communication tools, the stranded on their own, a dozen people were found trapped in the lap dated building, started talking about within an hour the ring water reached by next to the short well, i was submerged in the water with me and put it up, put it on me on the outside mail where you would go, whoa, whoa, whoa, no, not yet. a migrant worker in jungle now has to find a hotel to stay in with many hotels either fully boots all flooded. no easy task.
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this is one of the worst effect is area of the 3 thought. inundated the traffic lights are not working. there was no electricity, no internet daily supplied, and not available for the locals. what's worse, there will be more rainstorms in the next few days. they don't want the dtn don't go when i'm probing with inflation in the us hitting a 13 year high. people are rapidly feeling it in their pockets. a new poll says 88 percent of americans are worried about the disproportionate increase in living costs. president biden, though, claims it has not come as a surprise to him, and it is certainly having a little impact on his spending plans. our experts fully in the data shows that most of the price increases we seen are, were expected, and expected to be temporary. nobody suggestion is unchecked inflation on the way. no serious economy. let's check that no one checked inflation claim. now if you
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have a car, it costs you twice as much to run it as it did last year. your prices have double your daily breakfast now comes with an 8 percent price. as the cost of milk, bacon and fruit have gone up. on top of that, you've got consumer prices that have hit their highest amount since 2008. now, despite the president's assurances, america's working families already being hard hit by the pandemic are starting to feel the pinch. the groceries are definitely and also the rents are also going up and just household items, making serious progress to ensure that it works the way it's supposed to work for the good of the american people. walk instruction material is out of this world. somebody's making some good money and i think it's because joe biden, we could help families in small business, is whether the ups and downs or as the economy recovers. i don't buy anything. what is the, what the government says nowadays? i, i truly, truly don't look,
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we brought this economy back from the brink. now biden refuses to hear those voices, perhaps he'll listen to those within his own party labor market tightness, behavior of housing markets, and asset prices all rising in a more concerning way than i worried a few months ago. this raises my degree of concern overheating scenario. there are huge uncertainties, but the focus of concern now should be on overheating. and if that's not enough to change the president's mind on the economy, perhaps this comparison is the wakeup call he needs. the u. s. is in the very best position from a long term point of view. i don't see how these can and well, when we're running now, budget deficits, something like 15 percent of g d p. this is beginning to look a little bit like a latin american con, printing and spending money like there is no tomorrow, as pretty clearly got people concerned. biden gave the excuse to spend, is necessary to tamp down and station, which is ridiculous out of nothing in common. the,
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you can't stop the consequences of monetary printing by doing even more monetary printing, which is what it means to spend this level of money. and the fact is that biden, and all of his advisors and the political party that he represents, are big spenders, and they want to spend more money. they think that the u. s. government can go into infinite amounts of that, that there's no limits whatsoever. they really believe this by nature as us. the problems are just temporary, but perhaps it's a bit like the pandemic and the economic aftermath. it's a bigger problem than was 1st thought. but it seems to be a problem that biden's apparently incapable of recognizing caleb mop and r t new york. within one and a half 1000000 heck. tears of forest had been consumed by raging wildfires and rushes ne equity region. some 50 towns and villages have been blanketed with choking smoke, emergency services, volunteers, and locals are all battling to bring the flames under control. around 2000 people
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and 300 vehicles have been deployed. our correspondent garcia has been looking at the scale of the tragedy. wild fos in just one russian region have consumed an area that is larger than jamaica or mountain. that group and food costs aren't good. it's hot, it's dry and it's burning. ah, the, the to put a fall out. you have to, you have to get to it, which is a problem. given the vastness of rushes force firefighters are literally parachuting into the fire zones to join the efforts. the government is sending more
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and more resources and manpower and vehicles and fire fighting aircraft to combat the inferno, but local activists said, still not enough that reaching out internationally for help. they've even us leonardo dicaprio for assistance. okay. i've heard you. i, in my management's, we'll look into it, then we would talk with your therapy in charge to see how we can be of help. siberia is dying now. also be area. hopefully a help. can you post on your official page about 5 in siberia, please. okay, i'll fix a meeting with my management. thank you very much. leo. siberia loves you. the activists to publish the exchange rate the the lead to that, but so far as he's already had the response. if we received an official offer of help, then of course we would be happy if he came over and provided some assistance. but to be honest, i find it's hard to imagine what he can do to extinguish the awkward fires. sit in
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hollywood. publicity is always good. the more noise that people raise, the more attention that these fires will get. this is a perfect fall storm historic heat level lack of rain, dry forests all came together in these files that have burned down thousands of square kilometers of ancient woodland. and killed countless wild life. this is a taste of what's to come as the climate changes. because the overwhelming prognosis is that these 5 will rage, worse and worse every sama, all over the world. there has been a new victim of cancel culture, william shakespeare, of all people renowned creative writing course in the u. k is to be colonized which includes dropping the works of the english play. right. the move was immediately ridiculed with many branding it and time academic. now this comes
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after some students at the university of east anglia complained the course was dominated by privileged white male experience. so now a new module will focus on quote, the emergence of modern english from a multilingual medieval society and its colonial expansion. that essentially means the bard's been booted and authors born in africa, asia, and south america. now top the reading list, we asked people in britain for their thoughts today everybody must bring their own set. thanks for. this is imposing one to speak with you on it and basically family it is censorship because if you think some of the attitude correspond to absolutely short term isn't completely misguided, obviously that at each of that, but it might find it offensive. well,
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that needs to be addressed to, you know, i've only she told me that it would be a big mistake. the fact is that the place were written when they were in the time that they were. i think that people, i think people are big enough for their understand what kind of a time was it wouldn't be wouldn't right, like that today? i don't, i think sort of dumbing down, but nobody, nobody able to process the information themselves. i don't think that's progress. the university has defended the move saying the changes make the course more diverse and inclusive. adding that students will now study literature from around the world, including publications, from its own award winning graduates. but talk radio host, john gaunt, isn't having it sees anglia, similar talk, reflected in the world, did that creative writing cause? so they actually attacking their own it just seems to me to be deft. of course, let's make sure the syllabus has writers from other ethnic backgrounds. let's make
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sure we show it's in its whole new clarity. but the idea is that you stop by counseling. shakespeare no, or that you counsel white male writers. how does that help any one? you can't just conflict and pretend to shakespeare didn't exist. i mean, they would never do this in some way, like prompts with molly. this is council culture outage was, is woke agenda and the students need to basically get to life. you can learn from the classics watson, all know enough to necessarily by studying the merchant of venice. for example, think that every didn't in there is acceptable course you don't, you look at it in the whole and that's what needs to happen. we want our kids to get education. not indoctrination, don't we? south africa is still reeling from last week's violence and mass looting,
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sparked by the jailing of former president jacob's humor. and while the protests have already resulted in more than 200 deaths and 2000 arrest locals, fear things could still get worse. are two's policy clear has been seen 1st hand. how people are coping we here in hillcrest waste of good than in south africa, where the feeling on the ground is that although the whites and looting has subsided for now, there is a 2nd phase coming and that phase could potentially be more damaging. with me is matthew and member of the local community watch, who's also being in the thick of it. why do you think things are going to get with i think we've got a situation where a lot of the liters in the moment just to destroy their jobs. so there's no way for them to in an income. you've got to tv, a new car to you to bob and alcohol. that's been decent, said she,
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they are going to be going to be wanting to come back and do more. what about police stations? i mean, i've heard rumors that the police station close to be targeted next. and if so, why target police station there's a big potential for that because the police do have weapons. they stole with the stations and unfortunately, they're not running the position to run as well. as that could be, you know, they're not very often not the most secure place. this is a local gun shop. and the owner who has been talking to us but doesn't want to be on camera, has been saying like other gun shop owners in the area that had his shop not being protected with security. it would have been completely looted as it is, he's run out of ammunition as people have bought at all for fear of a sick and uprising the moment they're trying to take away all right, t own firearms legal each, defend ourselves. the system is supposed to be you apply for a firearm, you get it within 30 days. legally. that doesn't happen. it's taking up to 7 months
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now. which obviously is incredibly difficult. if you're in a situation where you feel your loss and danger and you want some physical protection, you can't get it. it's very, very difficult to. so i think the events of the last 7 days of proven. i said we, we can't rely on. we can't rely on warn force meant the police or the army to come and go to us. we have to do it ourselves. me, this is becky hill. what can hill industrial park? this is where one of the main hotspots for the leaches and the violence started. and they were up here for hours. they fight up and could really get you have a good thought about need the police to come and assist the police, didn't come this and the private security had to run because they went to court to deal with on peters. basically i'm here at a storage facility where 90 percent of the units were destroyed and burned. it took
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the police and emergency services more than 48 hours to reach here. this is just one of many incidents that happened to a symbol tenuously in both durban and, and johannesburg. what we believe happened is that we caught the fire brigade and they needed peace support. and the police were tied up with places like the malls and bigger, bigger establishments. and unfortunately, we were left without support. other than those local community who are amazing immediately. and we thank the community for that supports which we were out without support for all i would say at least 40 hours people have stood up and we've done what we needed to do while we are doing it while we are supporting the police and they're not supporting us is something is created, it's starting to create a huge anger on the ground. obviously on the main objective is to safeguard our families and just to try and keep them safe. and if it's a really bad area to get them out of this. so we've identified
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a couple of installations, some schools and fields and things like that. shopping centers where we could get families together and come to an indicator and potentially get a support to get supplies in, in people out until proper help can arrive when to the situation can improve the these items back to the shop by the neighborhood. watch who accosted the luther running with him down the street and recognize the labeling and both him back. so what do you think with the fact that the close report back to you whenever i said, thank you very much. all. thank you. not the scene. we've been seeing during the whole week, but it does show that some stories have a happy ending policy, a r t, hillcrest south africa. iran is facing its worst drought in half a century. the countries southwestern province of who has done has seen days of
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violent protests over severe water shortages. 2 young men have been shot and killed in the protest, and one policeman also president sandra homie has called the drought unprecedented, with average rainfall down more than 50 percent compared to 20. 20. professor said mohammed mirandi from the university of care for on told us that water shortages may not be the only reason for the unless this caught medical protest. don't mean that people are against the islamic republic. i'll be run. it means that people on the streets, in different cities, in the sun or upset about the shortage of water and the problems that the drought has caused. and those are legitimate. what happens though, is that people with guns infiltrate these gatherings while it's going to be a tough time for iran. we have sanctions american from the european to trying as
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much as possible to make life as miserable as possible, ordinary iranians that their objective and simultaneously because of global warming, we have a very severe drought. and that drought has had an impact on agriculture. and it has created water shortages in certain parts of the country just under 31 minutes. that's when i will be back with another full in fresh look at, you know, this is not in traditional the ah ah,
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me the with i'm action or times here we're going underground from britain in the midst of or is johnson's unique freedom de corona virus experiments accused by doctors of creating a breeding ground for new variance coming up in the show.

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