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with greater frequency, this is ominous and dangerous. unfortunately, it would seem, this is how the major political parties and the media view, the state of our politics in a war, there are casualties and defeat in the culture. wars can one side bank. we should see others in the us in germany strike a deal on the north string to pipeline, but val action on russia over the alleged a threat to security posted by the energy project. moscow insist the pipeline is purely commercial. the worst flooding in china in 1000 years, it has caused the depth wiped out transport infrastructure breached dams, and sparks a huge blast at an aluminum plant. and the situation is said to be getting worse, nobody suggestion was ransacked. completion on the way. no serious economy,
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president biden says the highest us inflation rate in 13 years was foreseen and won't last long, but that is not bringing much comfort to those feeling the pinch in their pocket. groceries are definitely out. and also the rents are also going up. i don't buy anything when it's what it says nowadays. i truly, truly know, ah, broadcast, you have direct from our studios in moscow. this is our to international. and john thomas certainly glad. happy with us. right now, germany and the us have reached a deal over russia, north stream to gas pipeline, to europe. besides agree, the 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
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already well past the project is almost finished in about the start running. but 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 at cold 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 guest 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 being 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
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united states. but while they steal, as they say, essentially remove the chances of the us trying to actively stop the pipeline and those comb with some threats towards russia. the deal saying the part, the wording of the, the joint statement following the dale, saying they should russia to try and use energy supplies to put pressure on any nation in europe. well, then there should be sanctions and there should be consequences. the united states in germany are steadfast and there is 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 of our sanctions. and other tools well, 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 specific cation and safety checks to be
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carried out, and gas from the gas fields of siberia will be connected under the baltic sea, directly into germany, and not gus 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 that germany needs with it 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 plans. 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 like it in washington. you told this committee that you believed the nordstrom to pipeline would have disastrous effects
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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. and that it would enrich and power to carry out that black veil. 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 hallmark of 1st folks threat stores. 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 or this deal between the united states and germany does seem to mean that the nor stream to gas pipeline will be up and running and sending rushes dust into germany and into the rest of europe, or sometime by the end of this year. i. so for me on this,
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we can cross live to tom harb, who is the co chair of the american middle east for democracy. thanks for being with us here in our international to help kind of wrap our minds around this. so what do you make of this agreement by the us in germany and specifically, i guess why now is my question. i mean, the pipeline was due to be completed next month anyway. well, thanks, john. what had me on this evening? the question is that make and people are confused because us by their own administration on one fine, on one hand, they say russia and then i got the nation, and germany is an ally of united states. so the question is, why? resident biden lifted defenses on companies than the pipeline and in the united states, stop the pipeline, the most states and canada. so if there isn't a good after,
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why you give them the opportunity to supply may so all i guess. so the administration, the vital and mystery, she must explain to the american people, what's our strategy with russia? and do we need really to still have the truth in euro to protect your from russia? so my question is, if united states and debate should be news and bad ministration must exclaim for the american public best strategy behind this scenario. in particular, the american people are confused for so long for the last 4 or 5 years. that american, especially the democrat, the nurses have been saying, and then i got, the russia is an enemy and a problem with re russia as a good lie, support and another. i lie, we have troops in europe to do from, from russia. so that the issue is united states,
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i don't think the issue is in russia now, i want to money, you bring up what you bring up a good point. sorry about that. just as you bring up a good point about the allies, aspects of the pipeline has long been a point of contention. to what extent do you think germany has cracked to the pressure from america as allies? i mean, it has long insisted before that north stream was purely a commercial project. well, they say a lot of nations in the middle east and especially in the mediterranean, they say we have gas, we could supply gas into europe, from, from delatory and see. and the united states gave in to germany for a cheaper gas coming from russia. therefore, the american people to save the pull that troops out of europe, there is no need, because obviously there is no conflict any longer between europe and russia. therefore, let's cut our losses in europe and pull our troops out of germany. and that's all,
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what can people say? and that's 3 threats. are therefore, as an ally to the west, rather than an enemy to the way and to take it for that. if you're going to lift the sanctions against the pipeline, why don't you make a comment with russia in germany and natal and tried to solve any issues concerning ukraine concerning poland or a bought of the former of the former block. let's saw of them rather than on one hand publicly at spec russia. on the other hand, we are open in the canada priority from russia into western you, you bring up the crane. do you think it's right that germany has to pick up this $1000000000.00 bill for ukraine's green fund? well, they have to do something because obviously they're ukrainian complaining about
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a month on impact of this, of this pipeline. i think the ukranian taken advantage. they see there's an opportunity now, and they're going to be in the middle of may be a conflict. because in order for the pipeline to come from russia into germany is going to pass it through ukraine. and russia is going to use its own security in ukraine. to make sure that the fluid keeps coming into your going and your grade will not offer any conflict on got him, tom harb co chair of the american middle east for democracy. thanks for being with us and helping us kind of sort through this. hopefully, we can put this nordstrom to project to rest. no, all right, thanks for being with us. at least 25 people have been killed and more than 100000 evacuated to safety after devastating floods had china on tuesday. the country has been deluged with what weather forecasters are calling the heaviest
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rains in a millennium through the hour. all right, so let's break down what is happening across the country here on this map. in red, you can see the worst hit region, china's central hannon province that its largest city jang, who is located on the yellow river. the banks of which have burst weather forecasters paint a grim 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 among them. shanghai, let us now zoom in on you proper, which has seen some of the most dramatic events. check this out. what you can see here is a waterfall inside juice airport coming down through the roof. things were so bad
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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 plot people from raging torrent. it was water that also triggered a huge explosion at an aluminum plant. the incident happened to after a nearby river burst its banks, its waters reacted with chemicals at the sight, a massive plume of smoke could be seen rising high into the sky. local reporter wang g spoke to us from the streets of general. i'm here at one of the area that has been blocked by the to actual way, a capital city of central china as a whole. and i'm probably where the rest of it was through all the way that has a way for a capital role has left the only one se ring have proof of funds is right now,
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whether full cap say it will last until tomorrow. the latest from a local, i'm sorry to say the rainfall in a capital city hungry and let me clean up half of 3 days while it's probably year rainfall remains around $640.00 millimeters, which means the city has witnessed the whole 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 equipment to fly to the plot and to carry out the rest, your walk in a sleepy emergency response level. a flat being raised to level once the railway operator has to have a carried out to ensure safety, such as the stopping services and the lowering the operation free at some residential area. so you must have to be caught up water supply and electricity. the providential flow control and drug really had
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a quarter so reported up more than 140000 and the residence has been effected by commercial rings and who and since july 16 and 10000 half the relocate to the state police. so fall right now. 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. several dams and reservoirs. the authorities have reported a 20 meter breach in a damn near the city of the young warning that it could collapse at any moment. soldiers, police, and military have been deployed to help with the rescue efforts. thousands of people banded in a suburb of gender. many have been waiting for luck to subside since last night. we followed the 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 live both
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in areas where the water level reaches the nice move arrive to help on 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 deeper and cause how means the merge? local resident lead us when area where around 20 people waiting for say yes. many cars are still under water and people in the area can get out on the 3 of us swam out to find the reza cute for help. there is no more signal at all due to the loss of internet and communication tools. the stranded on their own dozen people were found trapped in the lap dated building, started talking about within an hour the ring water reached my nether shortwell. i
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was submerged in the water with me and put it up, put it on me on the outside mail where i go. whoa, whoa, not yet a migrant worker in jungle now has to find a hotel to stay in with many hotels either fully flooded. no easy task. this is one of the worst effect his area. it's the streets all inundated the traffic lights are not working. there is no electricity, no internet, daily supply, 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 provence, with inflation in the u. s. getting 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 cost
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. president biden, though, claims it has not come as a surprise to him in the administration, and it is certainly having little impact on his spending plans. our experts believe 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 have a car, it cost 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 site. 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 present 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 the household items,
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making serious progress to ensure that it works the way it's supposed to work for the good of the american people. all construction 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 are as economy recovers. i don't buy anything. one of the what the government says nowadays, i, i truly, truly know. look, 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,
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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 lesson american free printing and spending money like there is no tomorrow, as pretty clearly got people concerned. biden gave the excuse that the spending is necessary to tamp down inflation, which is ridiculous, has nothing in common. the, 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. there's no limits whatsoever. they really believe this by mature 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
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a problem that biden's apparently incapable of recognizing failed mop and r t new york. within one and a half 1000000 hectares of forest have been consumed by raging wildfires in russia's ne equity origin. some 50 towns and villages have been blanketed with choking smoke, emergency services, volunteers, and locals are all battling. bring the flames under control around 2000 people and 300 vehicles have been deployed. our correspondent, what our garcia has been looking at the scale of the tragedy. wildfires in just one russian region have consumed an area that is larger than jamaica or more from that group. and forecast aren't good. it's hot, it's dry. and it's burning. ah, me,
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the to put a far 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 acids. the government is sending more and more resources and manpower and vehicles and fire fighting crafts to combat the infer those. but local activists said, still not enough. they're 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 will talk with the authorities 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. ok,
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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 these will ready 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 hard to imagine what he can do to extinguish the awkward fires. sit in hollywood. publicity is always good. the more noise that people raise, the more attention that these fires will get. this is a perfect for storm historic heat level, lack of rain, dry forests, all came together in these fires 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
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prognosis is the, these 5 will rage worse and worse. every saba, all over the world has been a new victim of cancel, culture, william shakespeare, of all people. a renowned creative writing course in the u. k, is to be the colonized which includes dropping the works of the english play. right . and the move was immediately ridiculed with many branding its anti academic. and this comes 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 it's colonial expansion. that essentially means the bard's been booted and author is 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 to shape. this is imposing on
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people use on it and basically finding it it's censorship because if you think some of the attitudes don't correspond to your own, centrally short term isn't completely misguided obviously that each of them might find it offensive. well, that needs to be addressed to, you know, i've only been told that it would be a big mistake. the fact is that the place written when they were in the time to they were and i think that people, i think people are big enough to better understand what kind of time and why it wouldn't be. it wouldn't right like that today. but then i think sort of effectively coming 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,
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adding that students will now study literature from around the world, including publications, from its own award winning graduates. but talk radio host, john, god isn't having it sees anglia, some of the top reflections in the world did that creative writing course. so they'll actually attacking their own needs just seems to me to be deft. of course, let's make sure the syllabus has writers from other ethnic backgrounds. let's make sure we show it's in its whole 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 cancel it and pretend shakespeare didn't exist. i mean, they would never do this in some way, like prompts with molly. this is council culture outage. worse is woke agenda and the students need to basically get to life. you can learn from the classics
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wolf's at all. no, not 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, sparked by the jailing of former president jacob's humor. and while the protest have already resulted in more than 200 deaths and a 2000 arrests, locals, fear things could still get worse or policy or has been seen 1st hand. how people are coping. we hear hillcrest waste of good and 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. he's also been in the thick of it
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. why do you think things are going to get with i think we've got a situation where a lot of the leeches in the moment just have destroyed their jobs. so there's no way for them to in an income. you've got to tv and you can't. you can't use the bob and alcohol and that's all going to be going to be wanting to come back and new more. what about police stations? i mean i've heard rumors that the police station 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 the local gun shop and the owner who have 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
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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 stick and uprising. the moment they're trying to take away all right, t own firearms, legally, to 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 now. which obviously is incredibly difficult. if you're in a situation where you feel your loss in danger and you want some physical protection, you can't get it. what it's very, very difficult to. so i think the events of the last 7 days of proven set we, we can't rely on. we can't rely on warn, fortunate 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 hawk? this is where one of the main hotspots for the reaches and the violence started.
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and they were up here for hours, they fight apartment could really get you haven't 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 peter's. basically i'm here at a storage facility where 90 percent of the units were destroyed and burned. it took the police and emergency services more than 48 hours to reach ya. this is just one of many incidents that happened simultaneously in both durban and johannesburg. what we believe happened is that we caught the fire brigade and they needed police 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 the supports that we were out without
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arms 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 assess, got 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 a couple of installations, some schools and fields and things like that. shopping centers where we could get families together and come to and declare and potentially get a support to get supplies in, in people out until proper help can arrive when the situation can improve the these items people 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
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