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around the world around the clock. this is on fees and national life from last year . we have your top stories for this blog areas. health minister has admitted that the multiple failures in tackling code in the country has had disastrous consequences. in a startling revelation. he said, nearly 10000 lives could have been saved if the inoculation campaign had been organized properly. bulgaria is sacrificing the older generation. we immunized maine, the young and active people for 5 months. and the most vulnerable groups were abandoned for out of 5 covered deaths and bulgaria have been among the elderly. the government claims 10000 lives could have been saved, had the previous administration acted a bit differently. but how exactly? well, 1st off by not prioritizing the cheaper astrazeneca vaccine, the last government decided not to order any of the other 3 jobs approved by the
you. and as a result, when oxford astrazeneca experienced serious delays and shipments bulgaria became one of the least vaccinated countries at the time even lagging behind other stragglers like romanian lafayette all the while continuing to experience a surge in cases. and that's, but the other issue that caused unnecessary death was that the vaccines that the country did get for some reason didn't 1st go to the people who actually needed them the most. we did not give parity to people over 60 and people with serious illnesses. they were placed in the false category after social workers, employees in mnc farms and others at this point, but gary remains one of the least vaccinated countries in europe with less than 20 percent of the population having received at least one dose. the new government is desperately trying to remedy the situation, but it seems there are still
a lot of hurdles for them to overcome. vaccine skepticism is still high among bulgarians, especially after reports of astrazeneca being linked to rare health complications. the country's poor health infrastructure is also hampering efforts to get vaccines to the population effectively. and the threat of a new wave of infections courtesy of the delta. the variance of the corona virus now looms very large over the country, which in response has extended its coven emergency status until the end of august. earlier in the program, we've talked to the senior clinical lecture of the u. k. university of exeter. he says more could have been done by the previous bulgarian government. that's a big mistake. we all know with infectious disease control and management that we've got to protect the people who are most honorable from getting infected. and these are the wonderful people on the elderly, which are much, much higher risk of having
a severe illness and dying if they are not fully protected. we are the immunizations. the government itself has been reluctant to immunize and protect its own population. therefore, i feel very skeptical about the government being keen to protect its own people by giving vaccines. it is important for the politicians to be led by the scientists, their own scientists and the world scientists rather than be led by finances and politics with regard to the best thing they can do for their population. meanwhile, in germany, where there's been a more successful vaccine roll out, the question now it's worth about, you mean more freedoms for those immunized and politicians are deeply divide from the matter. so as the public, as peter oliver now investigates, now the more than half of the german population have been fully vaccinated against coven. 19 the debates amongst politicians has moved on to whether the vaccination should entitle people to move freedoms. the presidents of the bond, the stag,
things that should, i do not see any constitutional issues for differentiating between those who have been tested on the one hand and those who have recovered or been vaccinated on the other. since the risk of vaccination is extremely low, according to current data, not everyone is convinced of the constitutional fairness of such a device that move though the german justice minister doesn't think it's right to split society down the lines of the vaccine. and the wax cannot, should stick to the principle that those who have been vaccinated recovered or have a negative covered test should retain all their freedoms. the justice minister is against a mandatory vaccination. but those believe that everybody who can get a job should get one the record was in german politic slow. who think that the government and politicians should have no sake and who gets a vaccination at all? it's not the role of the state to eliminate the risks to live. this encroachment would be on constitutional and would clearly contradict the fundamental idea of
freedom and our basic law. those who support freedom passes. say people that have have the job shouldn't be held back by those that haven't. but there's still a healthy sized opposition against forcing anyone to take a vaccination. walk in the state imposed on the individual. my red line is my body by decided on that last that the last word is up to me. the state must not exceed that with an election just a week away in some potentially very tricky coalition talks on the horizon, right, so the vaccinated could well end up being a stumbling block to the formation of the next to government patrol of her all tea in cologne, germany. russian athletes are continuing their impressive metal, a hole at the tokyo games, reaching double figures in gold medals this friday. it means the russian olympic committee team now sits forth on the table. however, sadly you will be hard pressed to find many saluting their success. earlier in the day, my colleague you didn't,
o'neill discussed the story with our team correspondent, saskia taylor will be limping. should be a huge celebration and need athletes all discipline from all over the world, coming together at one event showcasing the skills. unfortunately, for russian athletes competing out this, he has turkey games. that just hasn't been the case. they might be scooping up towards the russian, and the committee will already see does carney rank stud and total metal, but the atmosphere has been so hostile, it's been filled with suspicion, criticism, very little good sportsmanship, both from the global media and of course, from photo competitive for example, us women, ryan murphy, who lost to a russian, took a veil flight by saying that he probably, that it probably wasn't a teen race. a comment that he later back tracked on. but by dan a british swim, i had also come out and couldn't help. may could dig about states for me. so do you pick out the russian who beat them? he said my gold medal is the combination of nothing but like from dedication. yes.
to double the sport, i have always stood for nothing but clean competition. i have always been all my documents. i've devoted my entire life to this sport and i would never be able to forgive myself if i use some job. so i don't even know how to react to mobile, how well both those comments might not seem direct to the any one particular or country. others very openly was quite frankly, the epitome of a sole lose one us throw up, for example, said that russians shouldn't even be the seen, the crew who shouldn't even be here. walk away with the silver is a nasty feeling really disappointing overall. and i feel for the other f as in the, a final now come, i might be furious that she's not taking her, not when that she was banking on her belief that russians don't have a right to be there. of course just doesn't reflect reality. how much she wants it to. the truth is, russian athletes are allowed to compete, but under certain strict conditions as a result of an ongoing reduced number of historically clean russian athletes are
allowed to compete as mutual meaning that they've been stripped of them. the flag out, of course, the country's name hadn't received and not russia. but despite this, despite that commitment to the very rules that the international committee has set up. and despite the fact that they are the most tested, one of the most tested delegations that they are still daily face with his waiver bitterness and malice. yeah, new and fair comments, direct or otherwise, as you're saying, indirectly the last number of there, including the swimmers. what's the media, how to say? well, unfortunately, the hostility towards the r a c team is really tenfold in western media. some of the headlines are actually pretty shocking. many of them fairly can disguise that discuss the russians, have been allowed to learn that the actually winning metals, beautiful music. and although window dressing, such as calling itself the russian olympic committee to suggest an appearance of neutrality cannot mask the stench of corruption and appeasement. the i received
entire plan completely backfired. it certainly didn't keep the russians out, and it certainly didn't shame russia we're putting, has used the band to pump up nationalistic pride. and that was us gymnast simone biles. busy had to pull out the media with disappointment, worried about, well, that's paid the way for the russians, which is exactly of course what happened was they deserved the one. we're hoping that the media will kind of take a step back and just objectively report on the ongoing offence on the trying send them losses also is lempke as well. unfortunately, we've been pretty disappointed. i suggest there's a little bit of back story to this as well. right, what of course, i think most people are why, but this is all the fall out from the uncovering of thought and that you don't think scheme amongst fresh enough. he's back in 2014 washer was bound before we had so many major international sporting events about was to reduce to 2 years now. russian officials did come out. the admitted mistakes had been made in the antidote program, but they also did claim thoughts about what's politically motivated,
but the truth is, is that is the past that have been repercussions for that. what's happening now in tokyo was essentially the demon is ation of hundreds of proven clean athletes who are playing by the rules down to a team who are also getting tested repeatedly in the last number of winter and summer. exactly. they all day on the 3rd, have to team off on us and china. so it's real beautification by those athletes by the media. not have to say really as a credit to those are the athletes that despite all of this, that they've managed to block out all that noise and still keep mounting the winners. podium. we spoke with andre walker and john list on comment. who says the russian athletes deserve a break? individual athletes got nothing to do with it. nobody has ever suggested that these athletes have been trying to represent the contrary. is not the most a butcher is not the enemy. and certainly, even if we're supposed to animate the idea that we would publish,
individual athletes is absolutely wrong. these athletes remember, have done what you've asked them today. they were taught all of their lives and they walked into that stadium as o. c, which is brochure. olympic committee rather than representing their own contract that was embarrassing and humiliating to them, but they did it on the last, gave them a break. while the curtain will only just fall and on the tokyo games that around a week's time before it opens again on the paralympics and theme, are sees, final preparations are underway. journalist, i'm the power athlete. dmitri ignite off went along to get a taste of one of the toughest disciplines of power ty, quando. hi, everyone, me watching a diary about the preparations for the upcoming paralympics in tokyo, which will kick off soon. and today we're at the para minova sports center. he's to train people without any disability, but now you have a whole army of power athlete. what's that like that very cool.
the news i read about you why was literally crying. it's something unimaginable. your mother left you when you were born and later your adopted right? yeah. i was in the 5th grade when i was bullied to go with my backpack. i said, what are you doing? i'll tell my mother. and she replied, you don't have a real money. you are adopted, it was painful to hear that, but then i made up my mind and decided to be strong. there was only one parley to combat. the many people have no concepts of how disabled people can fight, but they can do it here. they fight little bits are protected as much as possible. yes, there are people who got enormous voltage to the people who have nothing to lose their to find a job or they struggle their entire life. that's why they throw themselves in
sports and people normally retire from taekwondo. the age of 30 disable people sometimes go on until the 40. i don't think the top harlem, the disabled because they could easily take on any one. the people have a mouth guard and helmet with a face. we also have handle growing protection, as well as an electronic chest. let's ads and electronic food food for them to tell us more about the electronics. what do they do? is they like in fencing where it lights up when someone? yes, we have an electronic charts project with sensors only, as well as an tonic sagas with 12 sensors. you get points if you see the sensor. so you can receive even more points for lambda spinning kicker, that was the when a determined by the number of points. so the number of points is equal to the
number of blows, the more points you get, the higher your place. yes, me tried last few minutes. not 3 rounds with one minute break or check on do is ready to cool. it's not only about fighting, it's about. thank you. everyone has reached such high level to get to the limiting the to come just fine, but you have to think about what your opponent is doing. so it's a bit like playing chess. yes, it's really should be quicker than your opponent. she's blown. all right, so come here on the your program on r t and you study has found that american universities appear to be more interested in ensuring diversity than and even teaching history. la shed some light on that story and many others in just a moment. mm. ah, ah ah
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that is the good have you with us for the program tonight live from moscow. the united nations says it's headquarters in western. i've gotten us on happiness, tact with rocket propelled grenades and gunfire. one, god is confirmed, killed several of his injured. we understand. no, un personnel have been heard. the area near the compound has been, has seen, i should say, fighting between government forces and of course the taliban. the h q. a tacos, though, are so far being described only as anti government elements. the ends already said, it will hold those responsible to account this attack against the united nations is deplorable, and we condemn it. in the strongest terms. our 1st thoughts are with the family of the office of slain, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured that comes off the 4th has managed her rest by control of a key northern districts. from the taliban,
the retreating militants have left behind a trail of very deliberate destruction. now despite the afghan forces victory, the taliban has been largely ascendant. it's taken more territory in the last 2 months than in the last 2 decades. it now has a dominant presence in the north, northeast, and central provinces. and as, as we understand, it's closing in on key cities including conduce and kanda ha, well let's learn more about this. now. let's cross live too shabby to arouse v. a political and economic analyst joining us here on our international a very good evening to you from moscow. the us has now got caught up in the violence. what does that say to you about the security situation now in afghanistan? had a good evening. it's a pleasure to be back with you. the situation is i want to sound has been really chaotic for the last 20. as since the american, on the pretext of trying to get rid of the government, the regime in cowboy, at that time it was dominated by the tyler bond. but what you've got to really
understand is that american interference and is good that the americans and now li meeting. i want to stand all together by the end of september. and really let the money be signed for them. what their faith and outcomes should be. yes of was a sad, a pity for that older people have been killed in this particular sit and, and also continuously. but certainly the americans are there and also my own government. but they have continued to be supported at the us ab, they should leave. and that's what the taliban have been demanding for the last 20 years. and i hope that really come to an end there. as i said, that as mr. biden is probably is that all truth will leave, or one is done by the end of september, mr. mr. ross, hey, i wanted to ask you because we are, we are showing
a map here on the program on our national showing of basically what areas all of us kinda saw the taliban has now secured control. i wanted to ask you, it seems to be taking over an awful lot of the country. washington says it will soon be in control of the entire country. is there support among the locals among the native people in afghanistan? is there support for the taliban? that's an interesting question of force. the impression that we a given is that taliban have been sort of applying sharea rules and all the other regulations that they feed off by slavic one is that as, as we remember 20 years ago when alma and his entourage way and power, we had really huge to be committed by the taliban at that time. however, i believe 20 years on the taliban of today is perhaps somewhat a different animal than it was previously. but what do they want?
is that a one son should be a sovereign state? an independent state. i state not really your of the u. s. it, i just want to sort of your viewers to really look at the irony of what's happening . you don't want to feel the principal enough. what is done at this time? the current one precedent mr. bonnie b tyler bond leader. she and how much i boss and the years diplomat that me holly colleagues not that these were all given the scholarship by the us in 1957 and at this bowman, they're supposed to be completely opposed to each other. so it is really quite interesting to see that are all the 3 american assets, whether tyler bond coming power america will still continue to having, you know, what it's bond. and of course we know that me highly love it is us diplomat and back to the assigned to the a one at the situation. so it's
a very confusing situation, i believe in the one. but the main thing is that each state should be a sovereign state, and they should decide what their policy should be internally and externally, without any interference from washington. shabby, i'm running very, very long on time here i do want to ask you one more. very quick question though. in recent days a taliban delegation has been welcomed to china by the leadership bear in china. when trump was the president of the united states, he made a common one saying that the chinese are being very clever enough gotten a st on now. they've invited a taliban delegation that's arrived in china. recent is what is china's role in afghanistan? now that america has ducked out the door briefly, please. well, china road is really there. you know, this strategy of connecting all the me to form a southern russian republic practiced on one is done and iraq to get that so that
they have war war to access that for all the goods that they need to import and what they need to explore so at the same time, they're sort of developing why their port in part to fund which will have direct access to i want it done. and i think the reality is that is correct, that china is paying a long game. i strategy game, which is once we need to have influence in west asia, and he said close neighbor to want to fund and, or the other countries that are joining of one of the really nice in the interests of chinese to have were government in kabul, which is not on very good terms with the usa. however, at the same time, has a good relationship with speaking was one of the things that walked into what was was voice and concerns over in recent months. you know, washington was saying once we leave afghanistan, are we good? is it going to be a vacuum filled by somebody else shopping around the v, a political and economic atlas? we appreciate your time. thanks for joining us on our nation. think you
discrimination and stockings. these are the center of a slew of new law suits in america. taking aim. it's so cold critical race theory. the subject looks at society from the perspective of systemic racism. and its teaching in schools has been a matter of harry heated debate. at the head of the legal firm representing the plaintiff's praise what he calls that bravery. our clients are bravely confronting critical race theory, inspired bullying, indoctrination and retaliation which is not training or persuasion. in 2 of the cases that the complainants say they lost their jobs for opposing critical race theory in a 3rd abroad by parents. it's argue that alternative viewpoints are deliberately being excluded from schools. but while racial studies and schools are proving divisive in higher education, inclusivity seems to be winning the day. and you study of $65.00 universities found
that on average, they had more staff dedicated to ensuring equity and diversity than actual history . professors i thought is caleb martin, now reports we have a new study conducted by the heritage foundation, a conservative think tank that talks about the prevalence of diversity, equality and inclusion staff or d. e staff on american universities and basically shows that there are more d i staff than there are history professors. at this point, most universities have roughly 45 d staffers. that's 4 times as many, then disabilities, staffers who deal and it does accommodating the needs of students who might have disabilities. and that's only 2 thirds. as many history professors on, on the faculty in the university of louisville, kentucky got 50 d staffers and only 17 history folks. this is what the heritage foundation said about their findings. this research suggests that large diversity,
equity inclusion bureaucracies appeared to make little positive contribution to campus climate. rather than being an effective tool for welcoming students from different backgrounds. diversity equity inclusion personnel may be better understood at a signal of adherence to ideological political and activist goals. that is, comes at the same time as there is a big controversy in the united states surrounding the teaching of critical race theory. which views us history through the lens of systemic racism. 8 states across the united states, a band, the teaching of critical race theory. however, a number of institutions use it not only in colleges, but also in the high schools. and it seems like liberals are more open to this kind of teaching. whereas conservatives are vehemently opposed to it. this controversy has led to a lot of viral videos from parents complaining at school board meetings. some lawsuits, some claims that people were fired for opposing the teaching of critical race theory. it's a very intense controversy with conservatives on one side liberals on the other and
increasing cultural and political divide in the united states. now it is kellum off and reporting from new york. okay, thanks for joining us here on our to international di from moscow. we appreciate your attendance for the program were back in about half an hour with more of your friday night news headlines. oh, i use
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the wake of the 2nd high level meeting. where does the front china us relationship stand? the 1st meeting in anchorage, alaska was an embarrassing failure. per secretary of state blinking at the 2nd meeting, the chinese presented the americans with a set of demands. it would seem to stage a set for real negotiations and not just the actrix, the, the cross walk in china us relations. i'm joined by my guess. tom watkins in northville, he is president and c e o of t. d. w, and associates, a global business and educational consulting firm in knoxville. we have sarah shue . she is a visiting scholar at to down university, and in beijing we have our tang and he is a political and economic affairs commentator or across type roles and effect. that means it can jump anytime you want. and i always appreciate it. let's go to and are in beijing right before the.