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i had a low expectation to life. i accepted the accept the fact that i made that its warning . we had no fears. jell change pretty fast. 4 shots different stories behind the bullets. this monday, the 4th of october from moscow hidden treasures the secret financial dealings of hundreds of the world's richest and most powerful people are revealed in the biggest that the leak of off shore data with united states itself, emerging is a leading tax haven with an energy crisis looming in europe and skyrocket and gas prices right now. each member states point the finger of blame at brussels, green politics and russia. buquet military. it's now been deployed today across the country to help ease the fuel crisis. many petrol stations remain dry today with cues of angry dr. is waiting for supplies. if you fucking feel with
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a 6 or 7 hours is the nearby peaks and troughs, woman, and one day a year, you're flat, you'd be taking 3 time. does not do you normally do and the family and friends of a young have come for paula who fell from a plain world, trying to flee as country voice, their grievances. remembering one of the grimmest episodes of the troop withdrawal, the entire african nation loved him. he was our hero. no one can feel his place in the team and in our house. ah, to the afternoon, hannah, welcome to the program. it's kevin or him with it out. see this i with 30 minutes of our latest. i'm 1st than opening a pandora's box, a new expose i on tax havens has shown how some of the world's richest try to hide their wealth. the leak of financial data is one of the biggest in history and even
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reveals a worldly to stash the cash and secretive offshore. companies don't know quarter gave more details than to call him bray. people definitely were anticipating something as big as what happened in 2016 when the pat, when the panama papers were released. but actually this one hasn't made as much noise. the guardian sure had a click body picture of vladimir putin's face right at the front of its article, even though in the pandora papers vladimir putin was not even named. so that's a bit a bit interesting. but the investigation primarily deals with more or less obscure people. i mean, we have some examples being the king of jordan. so offshore properties, personal properties, the purchase of several theatres, by the general director of russia's channel one he was said to have been a silent partner in this operation. but he's already commented publicly that he hasn't concealed anything about his business dealings in connection to this. one higher profile mentioned though, the ukranian president vladimir zalinski in 2019,
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he was elected and most enlarged park on his platform of promising to rid the country of corruption. and ukraine is notoriously, hasn't a problem with corruption. and according to this investigation, he actually transferred 25 percent of his stake in a foreign at an offshore company to his personal friend who is now the top presidential advisor. so, so far he hasn't commented on that seems a little bit shady, but no confirmations. usually when we think of tax havens right, i mean, you think of maybe a financial center like hong kong or some sort of obscure caribbean island. but the pandora paper is actually paint a very different picture. they're showing that they actually revealed that south dakota has become the new hot spot for tens of millions of dollars that used to be in offshore accounts in the caribbean and europe. and this is despite of jo biden's promise to no combat corruption. earlier this year to day i'm issued a national security study memorandum of the fight against corruption to establish
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competent corruption as a core us national security interest. the united states will lead by example. and in partnership with allies, civil society ended the pro sex as to far this courage of corruption good. in fact, delaware, wherein mister biden hales from i've got some pretty good, the tax breaks, the company's them they. so if his big platform is to deal with tax evasion, has many leaders do where the americans on that list? well, it's a good question. they're basically not there. i mean, we hear report after report obviously about like a lot of american businessman and big corporate corporate owners to evade avoiding . busy taxes, and yet this report for some reason only mentions a couple of very obscure american billionaires that i personally never heard of. and so yeah, the, the big question is, you know, where are all the big american names? i mean, what about the richest man in the world? jeff bezos, his company, amazon paid 0 dollars and 0 cents and federal income tax. not just in 2020, but also in 201820. 17 eli musk page is also 0 dollars and 0 cents and federal
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income tax. in 2018 donald trump paid $750.00 back in 2017. so it seems a bit fishy, that there are, there might be nothing important our, a value to mention about these offshore assets. now we also did hear from whistleblower, edward snowden. he let out a tweet bout the report on this leak. so let's take a listen. the humor side of this very serious story is that even after 2 apocalyptic offshore finance law firm leaks, those industries are still compiling vast databases of ruin and still secure them with a posted note mark, do not leak hats off to the source. this is just the beginning of these sir reports and these leaks about these pandora papers. more of them are promised for the coming weeks. so we're gonna have to keep an eye out for them, which we will do. now the investigation also name somebody ledges to be a full my clean and love of lent him a potent on the mother of one of his children's headland. criminal get his alleged
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to be the owner of a monaco apartment bowl via an off show company. although the relationship with the russian presidents never been confirmed. meantime, a friend of the president also appears on the papers, but not mister putin himself. as we heard the papers also reveal that the u. s. stay to south dakota has emerged as a new destination for wealthy people to avoid tax law experts. we spoke to say they're not surprised. the very thing that the united states criticized switzerland in the past whore it is now doing the famous numbered accounts. look, the real lesson here is, if you will allow the distribution of wealth and income to be as only equal as it now is in the world today. you create the incentive and the means for those that the top to continue to accumulate from one generation to another. there is an amazing tax evasion taking place around the world. and there's also
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a lot of unaccounted, unaccountable capital sloshing around the world are using various off shore havens and, and governments tolerate this and, and banks make a lot of money off this. and the us, by the way, it is itself a major tax haven. it's a incorporation laws are among the easiest in the world. so the u. s. is actually our prime participant, and this kind of a really crazy, monstrous, no tax avoidance. well, as you'll not re marchness to know what should the other news, europe's on the brink of an energy crisis, gas prices continue to hit record high, surging to over $1200.00 per 1000 cubic meters and with wind to looming. now there are concerns over how the blocks managing the crunch shell it depends. he's got more. there is a lot of finger pointing going on as the block faces this unprecedented energy
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crisis. that winter crunch is looming and according to summer, this is a problem that has been years in the making. let's have a look at some of the main issues across europe at the moment. and we'll start here in france, where there has been a price increase this month of 12.6 percent in gas tariffs that follows several months of other rises. the prime minister shall cast excess that will not be a freeze and they will not be any more increases. but of course, that doesn't mitigate the months of increases that people have already seen on their household bills. then in spain, where the price is, they have tripled in the last year. i mean, we know that the spanish government is made emergency measures to try and mitigate the worst impact on the poor. but small business unions are just saying, this is an impossible situation coming after the cobit crisis. businesses just cannot take any more. and then in italy, prices are set to so by 40 percent,
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italian government is announced to package over $3000000000.00 euros to try and aid that. and then in germany, we also heard last week that one power plant had to completely shut up shop. and it's not the 1st time at all to do the same number of times in september. why? well, because it couldn't get enough co this crisis when it comes to natural gas, has pushed more people towards buying coal, depleting those stocks as well. so it seems like this is a double whammy. so what's behind this looming catastrophe? well, the you cannot agree on that, but some member states see that this is a problem that he was cause itself because it's pushed too fast too quickly to move to greener energy and at the same time has moved away from fossil fuels. and essentially what it done is, is last the entire book exposed energy price is currently soaring across the u and
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putting unprecedented pressure on both energy companies and all our citizens when designing energy and climate policy is we have to ensure their social acceptability . otherwise we risk their failure. well, the ease flatly deny is this. it with jackson, it says actually this crisis shows that the problem is there is too much dependence in the u on fossil fuels. and the reality is that the only way to mitigate crises like this in the future is to move harder and faster towards green energy instead of being paralyzed, those slowing things down because of the price hike. now, in the energy sector, we should speed things up in the transition to renewable energy. so the affordable renewable energy becomes available for everyone. was the e u, a scratching its head over what to do it also looking potentially for a scapegoat. and some have suggested that russia is to blame for this crisis, saying that it is holding back on natural gas reserves. russia says that's not the
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case. in fact, russia says it's willing to step up to the hour of need of it to you repeat neighbors. and increase the supplies of gas to meet those needs, those demands. but what needs to happen for that to take place is the certification of the nord stream to pipe. this is a pipe that was completed last month and would see natural gas be able to be delivered directly to germany. but before that can happen, that certification needs to take place. that is something that you find out some illnesses are like he to discuss this week. as they meet to discuss this entire crisis, but the idea that you finance ministers are discussing bread and butter subjects like energy bills and how people are going to pay them really gives you a sense of how this crisis is. and as they scratching their heads, looking for a solution, there are tens of millions of households who are concerned about this winter is going to bring the difficult choices that they will have to make in order to either
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heat their homes or feed their families. all the while it is wondering how it will keep the light so on. yeah. and that worry can't be underestimated for people worrying about those things that charlotte was mentioning there. well, as we said in the firing line, one of them is brussels. let's go to brussels lieut revised or independent journalist haylock and the cold chill of winter is coming. but it's no laughing matter. is it? people are very worried about this in europe and, and then we're ready. the fingerprinting's are happening. oh, what is really behind all this as you see it cutting through it all. okay. there is no lack of gas in the world. and a good example of it is the fact that the price of gas is not increased by one euro cent in the united states of the last you. but while can europe, it has increased by more than a 100 percent over one year, which is of course a lot and winter is there. so the, the cyclical and very temporary increase of the price of gas on will last for
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another few my, what's going wrong, hitler failed. why is more happening? what's happened this year was different. this is cooper compared to other years. we've had cold spells in the past. come, yup, not even that cold yet. yet, but it's the end of the covey. pandemic andy energy is early. a coming is recovering. so everybody asks for or gas the reserves are low. so there is a lot going on everywhere. economically speaking in asia and in europe, and so the demand is high and the spot prices are going the same color things without completed chips for cars at the moment you can't get any of those. there's no new cars coming on stream or though very few. so, but you know, again, with a lot there are governments in brussels, huge, great big government in brussels, looking after all europe. surely they could have seen this one come in. well, they should, but in a way, i mean, of course we, we knew that the current vendor make what and when day it is now. so now is the time to support the be the customers, the consumers, the end consumers to avoid
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a price hike. now in the winter, but by spring this will be finished. everybody knows that. oh, by that time or even earlier, oh, no stream to will deliver 55000000000 or cubic meters to europe every year. oh, that will increase dramatically. what comes from russia with nordstrom? one and from a stand by john in the south to italy plus the ellen g, b, d liquefied gas that the americans and others are delivering to european boards. 2, there is no lean problem of gas. the real problem is in the energy policy of phone mr. timmerman, so his green the down, the greens and once somehow to a street. it's a terrible boy. you know what, you know, we're hearing on one side of the headlines there, the wells in trouble. we've got the last few months years to deal with this as she decades to though with it before it's the reverse of all, we gotta go great with on the other hand, what's the plan? what is the mass plan?
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what's germany, for instance, going to go to? they've switched off their a nuclear for a star, and you're saying about nordstrom to this new gas poem. yes, it's russian. but there's gonna be a delay maybe until next year to get that on stream at a time when it is sorely needed. you think they're gonna try and accelerate the permission for that? yes, and they will probably, but the delay is not due to europeans, all to russia. it is due to the americans will try to stop it. who threatened the companies building not a most, trying to, to, to won sanction them to forbid them from getting any work across the world. so this is because of the americans that the project is relatively late, but now it's completed. and it's, so of course the, the last on, on settings that have to be put in place and checks on vowels and things. it, so go work within, you know, why the for you. so there is chris, correct. what are the americans do? if you're saying they've been a hindrance here, what do they do to solve this immediate problem?
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now adding in to when to people are worried, are they gonna bring a lot, bring a lot more gas overall at a nice cheap rate. what are they planning them? was they planned the hell? well, it's relatively limited because the ellen, she terminals in europe, you have one in this range, one in bold. germany has promised america to build one in the north, in bremen or some other place. oh, to, to, you know, to lead north stream to get into function just because the americans were trying to stop it. they get a new will and she turned brian g thomason in spain, in france, everywhere in italy. so on gas is coming. liquified gas is coming from the west. they can deliver more, but the, the energy terminals cannot, cannot double their capacity when go like that they need for us to build new ones if need be. but the easiest is, of course, to get the gas from russia through all stream to and again, there is gas everywhere, and russia is not stopping this gas from being the liver thing is that we need to
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finalize all stream to and it's a matter of months at most so everything is fine in the spring next time by by then lake gardens stood there, utmost to protect their people. so what's gonna happen between now in the spring, the re briefly 30 seconds. do you think we nobody really knows what's going on. maybe it's not looking great, is it? no, of course di and consumers will see and song it's so bill for, for a gas increased by a $12300.00 euro on, depending if they heat or if they only cook with natural gas. of course, gas is only used by half the population, for example, in france. not more because of course, it's not the literal gas. natural gas is not delivered in the small towns and villages. it's a matter of cities. so it's song, it's important. but the problem brady is on as your corresponding parents as the the decision by 2 months to go for the renewable energy in or for,
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for wind and sun, which are intermittent and make it that gas is absolutely necessary. the same capacity in gas fire plant to compensate when there is no wind. so do you to pin commission says no to gas in a way in all we need to tax it more, but they, they use renewable energy that impose the use of gas. so this is contradictory, it's impossible to understand fogel a man in europe, and the policy of i missed him a month is really, really bad. figure ok look, thanks your thoughts. independent journalist as you are the always a welcome guest on this program. thank you for coming on, have a good day and brussels. we're now talking about energy woes across the channel in britain is another crisis in the balance with petrol station. this still running dry despite will appear. i'm says an angry drivers forming a huge tooth has to be said lately,
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though it's more in the southeast. the problem from today than the u. k. governments deploy military personnel around the country to help ease the crisis even more our correspondence shuddered. dash, the reports from london is day 10 now of the petrol crisis situation. and the united kingdom is still seeing many cars backed up outside of petrol stations. people waiting hours to fill up that tanks and even the public transportation is being diverted away to avoid all of this gridlock things have gotten so bad. now, the minute tree has now been deployed and drafted in to try and get the fuel to the petrol station. i think it's also really bold that we can actually call in the military at a time like this for that extra support to give that confidence and have a misha that's there as a precaution, because as i say, the situation is stabilizing. no one's going to pretend his completely back to normal. i wish it was, but it's getting that way. so the government says that this shortage is easing the
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problem is getting better. the prime minister also reiterating such a job. it's comments just that, that the, all the being deployed is simply a precautionary measures. now, around 200 military personnel are getting involved in this operation. will that trying to focus on is london on the southeast region? they argue that these all the west affected for myself personally, i'm a little bit worried because in my journey on the way to work this morning, my call was flashing red at me, meaning i need to get to a petrol station. as soon as. 6 possible, but of course, i'm not the only wanna tool, millions of people are now affected. in fact, it's such a hot topic that discussing the petro situation is as common as discussing the weather here in the united kingdom, which goes to show just how many people affected, particularly those people working at the petrol pump stations. if you're going to fuel a peak to trough one minute,
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one day you're, you're fluffy, nearby taking return does not you normally do next. they run a few seconds so that each other. thank you. i just doesn't get sold because nobody comes in. well, the last 10 days have also be defined by a bit of a blame game on the one hand, gentleness of being attacked, saying that the media is really reporting on big headlines and then on the individual level as well. people pointing the finger of blame. a directly, those people panic, buying all of this, pachel peck, can, john is be blamed for simply reports in the news. no. can the public really be blamed for simply buying depleting? results is neither seems remotely irrational, especially the crux of all of this is the very fact that a 100 a 1000 laurie drive is how now has now had a mass exodus leaving the united kingdom. there are many reasons full that
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particularly things like breakfast with these laurie, dr. a staying in the e u countries that they are from. so this seems to be a direct result of numerous things, particularly, like breck said, and it doesn't seem that it's going to be a quick fix for the united kingdom. so keep you posted on it. thanks for checking in with us about international today. it's kevin. oh, and he and i still ahead the you insist his presence in afghanistan is vital, made the well, the block is calling a looming social and economic crisis there in the country. they only see adding di woods as a deadly explosion in cobbles killed. several people attending a funeral over the latest from the capital after the break. blue a. ah
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ah . progress driven by a dreamer shaped bankers are those with dares sinks. we dare to ask
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oh, hello, get exactly 24 minutes past the hour. several people died on sunday in a plastic cobble 2nd biggest mosque after which the taliban detained 3 people pretty shortly afterwards to maintain the use. foreign policy chief insist that the block needs a presence in afghanistan to prevent what a phase is. a looming social collapse. afghanistan is experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis, and a socio economic collapse is looming, which would be dangerous for afghans to region and international security. so the question is on, if we should have a minimal e presence on which all member states agree, but when and how we're working on possible options, taking into account the security situation. just to bring home how dia, the situation here in afghanistan, east millions of people here,
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especially in cobble heat their homes in the harsh winter months with, with plastic. the entire city stinks of burn plastic in the winter months because wood is precious. oil is expensive. people here have no money to pay for food for food, never mind, health care, all of materials to burn, to heat their homes with. and the situation is that a wall a, the eas, coming in international a much of it, many countries are they boy, age organizations are making it conditional. so they're saying either you meet these obligations, you meet these criteria. you have women in government, we won't give you aid. and given how desperate the humanitarian situation here is that millions on the verge of hunger and of, of the cold of freezing at the taliban has said that essentially these conditional
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aid office attack about to a black men and that they won't be pressured. now you are my advice to the world is to leave of genest unto afghans. the world cannot build of dentist on no way. we have reached our girl brothers, but it requires is protection. the world is still closed and against us, the world still tries to impose governments on us on this of that name. they wish for destruction, paralysis, and damage of this on the camera. them of denison. ball aid has been coming into afghanistan. these the bare minimum needed to stave off calamity for another few. we perhaps, another few months because the voy here, east, continuing united states and its allies may have withdrawn it, me no longer be them fighting the taliban. but the taliban is at war with isis. it is a war that is intensifying all over the country. we see evidence of that every day . the explosion on sunday its cobbled 2nd biggest mosque,
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is just the latest estimate that even the most secure sites are a vulnerable we saw in the aftermath of that res. overnight raids carried out by the taliban all over the capitol cavil where they were hunting down. i says sells isis k. operative in other areas of the country. we have seen dr. bods. we have seen bombings, attacks carried out by isis against the taliban. and the, the thing here is this upside from causing all the, the suffering amongst the civilian population. there is also the foreign policy consideration for, for western nations. the taliban, as the devil they know the devil that they can work with. if reluctantly, i sis may use the act humanitarian crisis. here in of gustavo, if the taliban is unable to deliver, to recruit more desperate people. and that is what perhaps europe in the united states are essentially trying to avoid him or gasdio there. finally,
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one of the grimmest episodes of the evacuation was sir, surely when that young football horrifically fell from a plane while trying to flee. he was seen as one of the countries brightest sporting talents before that. and now a special tournaments been held in his memory. ah and worry was one of many acting. he's trying to flee the country as the plane deigned altitude, he fell to his death. ah, but his lackey was more than a brother to me. we train together for the last 4 years. god bless him. no one can feel his place in the team and in our house helen, my kid i'm wearing belong to zaki. but it's my now. he was a better football, isn't me? we even called him messy. the entire afghan nation loved him. he was our hero.
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ah me with zaki was one of our best players, wonderful buddy, and his strong forward on his team. today they're playing with outside and we can feel the difference with my son's like he was a national player, very talented void. but i never came here before this my 1st time and he's not with us today. i miss him so much. oh. and memory of zacky. i'm worry. well that's the update so far this edition. thank you for watching our programs reporting for moscow. i'm kevin. oh, in for me in the team. have a good day. mm. mm
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