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dreams come true, every one who falls in love with people look like mm. it's monday, the 4th of october from moscow. hidden treasures, the secret financial dealings and hundreds of the world's richest, most powerful people, revealed in the biggest ever leak of offshore data with the united states itself, emerging as a leading tax haven. with an energy crisis looming in europe and sky rocketing gas prices. the u. member states point the finger of blame at brussels, dream politics and russia. buquet military. it's now been deployed across the country to help ease the fuel crisis. many pet full stations remain dry though, with cues of angry driver's waiting for supplies. if you fight to fuel
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with 6 or 7 hours, you're very lucky. always peaks and troughs. one minute, one day a year. you're flatow, nearby taking 3 time to do what you normally do. and the family and friends of the young afghan footballer who her rhythmically fell from a plane while trying to flee his country, voice their grievances. remembering one of the grim must episodes of the troop withdrawal, the entire afghan nation loved him. he was our hero. no one can feel his place in the team and in our house ah, by their welcome to the program, kevin, i will here with you and i will see this i with 30 minutes of our latest 1st and the opening pandora's box and new expose. they have tax havens as shown, how some of the world's richest try to hide their wealth. the leak of financial
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data is one of the biggest in history and even reveals her worldly to stash their cash and secretive offshore companies. donal quarter gave more details 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. beatty 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 as 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, has 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 papers actually paint a very different picture there, 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 promised to know 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 cor 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, they avoiding 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 in federal income tax. not just in 2020, but also in 20182017 elan must capades 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 of value to mention about these offshore assets. now we also did hear from whistleblower, edward snowden. he let out a tweet about the report on this leak. so let's take alice, the humorous 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. we'll investigational so name somebody ledges to be a full mclean or a lover of flint. he may have posted an the mother of one of his children's fit, lana crib, a nugget. his alleged to be the owner of
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a monaco apartment bo byron off show a company, although the relationship with the russian presidents never being confirmed, made time a friend to the president, those who is in the papers but not mister po to himself. now as we heard, the papers also reveal that the last state of south dakota is emerged as a new destination for wealthy people to avoid tax. although experts we spoke to say, then i was surprised. the very thing that the united states criticized switzerland in the past whore it is now doing the famous numbered accounts look to 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. to day you create the incentive and the means for those that the top to continue to accumulate from one generation to another. there's an amazing tax evasion taking place around the world. and there's
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also a lot of unaccounted, unaccountable capital sloshing around the world. and, you know, using various off shore havens and, and governments tolerate this and, and banks make a lot of money off this. and the u. s. by the way, i is itself a major tax saving it. so 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 europe is on the brink of an energy crisis. gas prices continue to hit record high, surging to live at $1200.00 per 1000 cubic meters. i'm with winter looming, there were concerns over how the block is managing. the crunch shall advance. he's got the latest. 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 some, this is a problem that has been, is 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 towers that follows several months of other rises deployment official cast, texas. it 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 that 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 from the poor. but small business unions are just saying, this is an impossible situation. coming off to the cobit crisis, businesses just cannot take any more. and then in italy,
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prices are set to so by 40 percent, 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, the 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 as moved away from fossil fuels. and essentially what it done is, is last the entire book exposed in the g price is currently soaring across the u
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and 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 you risk with failure? well, the e, you slightly deny is this it with jackson. it says actually this crisis shows that the problem is that a is too much dependence in the you own 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 that 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 price is 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's 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 node 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 meet in order to either
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heat their homes, feed their families all the while it is wondering how it will keep the light so on . independent jealously reveal told me he expects prices to soon be back to normal and not string to, to be playing a key role. 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 sent in the united states over the last few months. while can europe, it has increased by more than an percent over one year, which is of course, a lot. so now is the time to support the customers, the consumers, the end consumers, to avoid a price hike. now in the winter, but by sprain, this will be finished. everybody knows that the easiest is of course to get the gas from russia through all stream to. and again, there is gas, everywhere in russia is not stopping this gas from being the liver thing is that we
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need to finalize all string too, and it's a matter of months at most well, energy had eggs everywhere, right? no means hum across the channel is another crisis of the balance with petrol stations. this still running dry, despite what forest chances are they say about it, an angry drivers forming huge cute, especially the se from today. the u. k. government that is deploying military personnel around the country to help ease the fuel crisis. correspondent shutters, dashti 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 trade has now been deployed and drafted in to try and get the feel to the petrol station i think is also really bold that we can actually coal in the
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military at a time like this fold. i think for 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 problem is guessing better the prime minister also reiterating cited javits comments. just that the, all the being deployed is simply a precautionary measures. now around $200.00 military personnel, a guessing involved in this operation. will that trying to focus on is london on the southeast region? they argue that these, all the west affected it 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 possible. but of course, i'm not the only wanna tool, millions of people are now affected. in fact, it's such
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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 peek to cross woman one day, you're, you're fluffy movie, take you return does not normally they run a few with each other. 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 tonic, buying all of this patchwork. but can, john, is the blame for simply reports in the news? no. can the public really be blamed for simply buying depleting?
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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 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, it doesn't seem that it's going to be a quick fix for the united kingdom. well, we'll get posted. you want, you know, it's international with me, kevin, i, when i that still to come the, you insist his presence in afghanistan is vital because of what the block is cooling a looming social and economic crisis in the country. and they say they want to help as a deadly explosion, and cobbles killed several people attending a funeral. i'll tell you all the latest from the capital a more to after the break. ah
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. the world is driven by dreamers shaped by 10 percent of those with there's thing ah, we dare to ask. oh no, it shows the wrong one. 0, just don't move any well. yes. to shape out disdain. because the advocate and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves will the
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part we choose to look for common ground? ah, bill. ah, sir. oh, i gain the british embassy. moscow's declined. the commodore accusations that the u . k. has been funding anti government organizations in russia is after moscow demanded the u. k. explains the contents of legal documents that appeared to confirm money was being allocated from london. let's get more across this. he goes down and so correspond on an ego or more information to this. so these documents exactly reveal. tell us more. well, kevin, a couple of documents have been made public. one of them is a detailed account as to what activities the u. k embassy here in moscow was well
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embroidered in and it dates it is dated years 2019 and 2020 the entirety of this data dump. in fact, consists of more than a 150 pages on those pages. a details as to how the u. k. embassy here and london by proxy have been trying to sway the public opinion in russia on certain topics. also it gives out the list of people who executed the tasks who got the money and also media outlets that, that were, excuse me, also funded by the u. k embassy here in moscow. here's how the russian foreign ministry reacted to the leak. the scale of funding and project activities, even at a cursory glance, is simply shocking for an agent come on. they are children, independent journalists, and activists. so essentially what these documents talk about is, for example, the how the yuki embassy tried to groom and build up a whole network of what they call independent journalists here in russia
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independent, yet still being funded by the u. k. taxpayers pound. also they give a list of media outlets that have also at least partially been funded from london. some of them have already received a tag of, well, a foreign agent in russia. and for everyone who might seem it's no big deal. just imagine a similar headline, but with the roles swapped that it was the russian embassy in london who would, well might, in such activities were engaged in such activities. so, well, this is to all the critics who might say, it's not a big deal. also are we have reached out to the u. k. a, to the british embassy. of course for a comment they have refused to say anything saying they simply do not do that when it comes to li documents. we've also reached out to the yuki for an office and home office, but we're still to hear back from them. he go, keep us posted thanks for now it goes down. after a correspondent several people died on sunday in
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a plastic cavil's 2nd biggest mosque after which the taliban very quickly to detain 3 people. meantime, the eas, foreign policy chief, insisting that the block needs a presence in afghanistan still to prevent what it fails as 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, 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
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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 aid office attack about to a black men and that they won't be pressured. now you are my advice of the world is to leave of genest unto afghans. the world cannot build of genest on no way. we have reached our goal brothers, but it requires is protection the world still cotton against us. the world still
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tries to impose governments on us on the list of that name they wish for destruction, paralysis and damage of the summit, camera them of dentist on 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 war here, he's 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 it's cobbled 2nd biggest mosque is just the latest estimate that even the most secure sites are a vulnerable we saw in the aftermath of that raise. overnight. raids carried out by the taliban all over the capital capital where they were hunting down. i says, sells isis k. operative in other areas of the country. we have seen dr. bards,
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we have seen bombings, attacks carried out by isis against the taliban. and the, the thing here is us, aside 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 could work with. if reluctantly, i sits, may use the humanitarian crisis here in afghanistan. if the taliban is unable to deliver, to recruit more desperate people, and that is what perhaps europe and the united states are essentially trying to avoid mcgasey ever since correspondingly in cowboy for us. and one of the grimmest episodes of the evacuation from afghanistan was surely when that young football horrifically fell from a plane. we'll try to flee. he was seen as for the country's brightest sporting talents before that. and so now a special tournaments been held in his memory. ah,
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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 balzac. he 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. hello, my kid i'm wearing belong to zaki, but it's my now. he was a better footballer than me. we even called him messy. the entire afghan nation loved him. he was our hero. ah, me. with zacky was one of our best players. i wonderful buddy and his strong forward on his team.
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today they're playing with outside and we can feel the difference with my son's like he was a national player, a 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 in memory of sac he and worry will. that's our update. so far this edition. thank you for watching reporting for moscow. my name is kevin owen from the team. the good day these are the 4 people who pulled the trigger after 5, something on survival. one of the hardest things that i had to face was not having a face at a low expectation to life. i accepted that accept the fact that i made that work.
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we had no fears. jell change pre fashion, 4 shots, different stories behind the bullets. ah imagine picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century. watch other chapters, cold, gun violence, school shootings, homelessness 1st, it was my job and then it was my family. didn't was my savings. i have nothing. i
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have nothing and it's not like i don't try. i look for resources, i look for jobs. i look for everything i can to make this pass and i end up doing is passing the road to the american dream paved with dead refugees. it's this very idealized image. this older america makes americans look past debts that happen every single day. this is a modem history of the usa by america. oh, now t ah, a with
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time ashton, or as he were going underground, digging up the stories buried by the circle of mainstream media coming over the show pot on the heels of an anti jeremy corbin labor leaders, conference comes boris johnson's conservative party conference. this week, the tories a leading impulse decides in energy crisis, one of the highest per capita deaf tor covered responses and welfare got to the poorest. we follow the money and 24 hours ahead of ours. johnson's defense secretary, speech of the tory conference and following defeats in afghanistan is the u. k. importing taliban style attacks on freedom to impose british government values all this em all coming up in today's going underground. at 1st, it's political conference season here in britain, but his boss johnson writers speech for this week, brittany seemingly facing crisis after crisis the army brought in to solve the car fuel prices, energy companies going bankrupt, allegedly of trustworthy transport companies having to be brought back into public ownership and johnson having to subsidize a c o 2 company to keep beer flowing. who better to follow the money with the lord,
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prem sicker arch critic of structures of financial regulation here in britain. thank you so much for coming back on after so long. we have 14, a half 1000000 here in poverty, including $4300000.00 children, a labor leader. they buy the leader, you turning on minimum wage deregulation boys, johnson cutting 20 pounds a week from britons or 6000000 poorest as it conscious cruelty by stammer. and johnson, or is in competence while i hello alicia, nice to be on your program. i think her there are structural problems in the whole of the u. k. economy, which neither party is willing to address. and what we are witnessing in terms of chill chill to do is food yielded, is homelessness, cuts in universal credit. that is basically how neoliberalism is playing out. it is really about enriching the rich are not really doing much for the masses. and i mean, no, i know you the original bit about this,
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i mean say just the health care system here. the envy of the world did use.


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