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every one who falls in love with people and luck with breaking news on our t as gas prices surged to new highs in europe. some member states are seeing read over the use determination to go green silencing the sand. say marine faces potential trial for daring to criticize president biden's afghan, poland. and despite another officer being hailed a hero 2 years ago for tongue lashing trump also from 0 to 0, facebook secured by a whistleblower of weakening democracy a decade after it was run. the praise for helping to bring up all the art of string revolutions. pulling the plug,
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friends threatened to cut power supplies to the u. k. amid 8 coast breaks it run over fishing rights. ah, just after 9 am and budget to 11 pm and so on. 5 in the evening right here in moscow this wednesday, october, the 6th. welcome to the news our on our t. we kickoff with breaking news. the natural gas price in europe has soared to an all time record. it's now 6 times higher than it was during this spring i'm. it's put the continent on course for a major energy crunch, laying bearer internal divisions as well within the block of our brussels bring policies. as ortiz, peter oliver, texas 3. while prices are as high as they are on the commodities markets, this isn't so much going to trickle down to consumers as perhaps these prices are
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gonna fall upon homeowners from a more domestic home uses, form a great height to what we've heard from the european commission president ursula found a lion is that she recognizes that there are major problems that, that we're facing right now. and problems that are coming down the pipe further along. but says that in the long term, it's renewable energy that are going to keep energy prices low across europe. i think we have to be very clear that the gas prices are skyrocketing and her, but then the renewables, the prices have decreased over the last years. and i stayed up so fast is very clear that with energy in the long term, and it is important to invest in renewables that gives a stable crisis and more independence because gas is imported, 90 percent of the gas is important to the european union. the renewables we are the master without plans being dismissed out of hand by hunger, his prime minister,
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victor, or bon, his country just assigned a new deal with russia to import gas into hungry for the next 15 years. victor or bonds blamed these problems on the european commission saying they have far too many restrictions in place. far too much regulation. and that is what's causing the issues when it comes to buying gas. you must change is policy because of partly partly the reason why the prices are up is the 4th of the, of the commission. but we have to choose some regulations, otherwise, everybody will suffer. the problem for hunger is under the new regulation of greenville, which is an inside expectation for flat owners, owners and cart order, or the e. u energy commissioner has warned that prices will most likely continue to rise throughout the winter. won't see any respite until the spring of 2022, just how high prices rise may well come down to something as fickle as the weather . if it's a particularly cold winter, we could well see prices soaring,
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higher and higher. and what we've also seen though is a number of european countries coming together and saying things half the change, france paying grease, the czech republic and romania, all their finance ministers signed a joint statement saying that there needs to be a complete overhaul of the way energy is purchased in europe, that isn't going to be a short term solution though. perhaps in the long term it may change something. it's not gonna change energy builds or this coming winter. what we're also seeing is the european union is saying that they're going to investigate claims that russia is behind attempts to manipulate the gas price that they've been trying to drive up prices. this is something that's been fundamentally denied by the kremlin, the spokesperson for the russian government saying that russian suppliers are living up to the very letter of contracts that have been signed. we insist that russia is playing no role in what is happening on the european gas market that
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could not happen. russia has fulfilled and will continue to fulfill to the letter all its obligations on existing contracts. there is war way to get more gas into europe, and that's through the gnawed stream to gas pipeline. that huge infrastructure projects. construction was completed this summer. however, it's still awaiting the green light in terms of all of the certification and approvals from various agencies before it can start providing energy. once that does get the approval that it's needed, while it could provide as much as 55000000000 cubic meters of russian gas to europe every single year, that's around enough to power $27000000.00 european homes. or president putin says that even made a costly mistake when it decided to ditch long term gas contracts. he also stressed that russian gas suppliers have never broken any contractual obligations under ready to ramp up exports. for more on that, i'm from the ortiz eager shit down of on the program. eager
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a situation getting more serious, indeed, more expensive europe by the day. what exactly did the europe president up to say then, while unit, essentially his speech comes straight of the heels of something of the accusations that we've just heard from my colleague peter over there. and the russian president essentially has explained as to what role russia is. indeed, playing in this whole, well, natural gas market crisis in europe. he also said probably the key outtake from this that moscow is ready to help out it's european partners, as well as he did, share his opinion as to what caused this whole situation. fabulous lives. no good it when you the boosted, if they made mistakes, we talked about this with the previous european commission or of its activities were aimed at curtailing long term contracts for gas supplies, giving priority to exchange trading. and it turns out this policy was wrong. russia is ready to work to stabilize the world energy market,
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but this activity should be built on a commercial basis, taking into account the interests of all participants invalid as well. so staying with this part where the russian president is saying that, well, this whole arrangement should be beneficial to both of the buy and the seller. for example, he's revealed that gas problem, the russian energy jain that is supplying natural gas to europe, has already increased the volumes of natural gas that it is transiting through ukraine to the e. u. and it's something that gas from didn't have to do it. it wasn't contractually obliged to do so, but still gas from made this 1st step. in fact, the russian press and has revealed that this year gas from could set a record as to how much gas it has shipped to europe. so really, i don't see here a point in making all these accusations that russia is behind the energy crisis when russia is, in fact, has never in fact they should say, exported this much natural gas to the
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e u. the russian president also touched upon the subject of green energy saying that while the new systems that the new pipelines that they are in fact, much more eco friendly and that they allow to reduce the c o 2 emissions into the atmosphere by about $5.00 times now the words in everybody's lips here is of course nord stream, to the words that the russian president did not articulate per se, but certainly the new gus pipeline, the new gas art free going from russia straight into germany is falling under this category and launching it, which has been the launch, has been opposed vehemently by countries like ukraine, poland, or the united states. but this launch could really, could really see this crisis will receive the prices to go down. otherwise it looks like a very costly winter, but so far north stream too has not been launched. but clearly while europe could very well benefit from the launch a growth thanks very much for to go through that artes eager. she had done of less
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dell further into this. now with dr. mum, do sell a me an international orlan energy expert and also a visiting professor of energy economics at the e s. c. p. europe business school in london. welcome to you, sir. as well as prompt getting your overall taken. what's happening now in europe? can i put one aspect to you? the hungarian prime minister has laid the blame for the current gas crisis in europe at brussels doorstep. do you agree that the use push for renewables may have played a role? indeed, it is a major reason for the classes in europe. european loan has been pushing nicholas he for his transition at the expense or i'm dr. collection. in sobering, it has affected investment and production of oil and gas. and
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without that fixing the demand for them, which means they why, again, the better sense in the market. hence, you're not getting and gas prices. now. they're not a moral. they have been paying politics with the stream turn gas pipeline. if they won't, they won't gas from russia. they should have issued a temporarily operation. her license for not assume can 15 trial b cubic meters. just do that. and then we'll let you go before january the start doing a cation process. so our question economy,
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well, i am getting a lot of money and the a just don't know which stream to the do you think the, the current crisis in europe will increase? or perhaps less in opposition to the project. well, there's a stop that ticks over here and using the learned tactics. turn to learn new, start a lunch soon. then a certain man stream. we have them. and lou, being patched of the prices and room ahead, you know, we're coming limited, but it's, that's not where. and they are being fed with benefits and energy. and you have at the same time, prominent officials in the us such as california governor govern, newsome,
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calling for the rapid phasing out of fossil fuel extraction. do you think that strategy is feasible for other nations, especially developing ones right now at this point? it will never worked in any kind of thing. do you? i know that you are ready for me. i'm on i'm to son rates and he gambling game on need. you're welcome. i will come to a standstill without oil and gas and would get in there on a month. oh, well, they need natural gas as a web page to succeed without good. it will not sexy. so i am grads, am to some extent screw william j jarvis of the global economy.
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and i will bobby, when says otherwise doesn't girl? i'm going to stand ye kind of makes oil and gas. many thanks for your time on your thoughts dr. mom, do salome international orland energy expert thinking don't you u . s. republicans have accused the military of double standards over a marine facing potential charges for criticizing the biden administration's policy from afghanistan. now it is in stark contrast to another officer who was earlier hailed as a hero for standing up to the trumpet, ministration ortiz, caleb martin, has been taking a closer look at the 2 cases. $2000000.00 from over $27000.00 different donors. that's how strongly people are feeling the case of lieutenant colonel sheller. he's facing potential criminal charges over criticizing commanders over the withdrawal from afghanistan. now his hearing has been delayed until next week, but his family is not very optimistic. or we have been told to prepare that it
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could be a long prison term. sheller was an active duty u. s. marine, whose frustration over the bungled retreat from cobble lead to making videos, bashing biden. and the pentagon brass that quickly went viral. people are upset because their senior leaders let them down and none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability are saying we messed this up. i'm not saying we've got to be in the in afghanistan forever, but i am saying, did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, hey, it's a bad idea to evacuate bob graham airfield, the strategic air berries before we evacuate everyone. i am submitting charges against general mckenzie for his bad assumptions. not because i've been did, but because the senior leaders need to be held accountable to the same standard as us. he's now accused of breaking for laws, though there are not formal charges yet. now sheller is not the 1st military man to
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raise a voice about issues. lieutenant colonel alexander vin damon was on active duty when he 1st spoke up against the pentagon. brass, he testified at trumps impeachment proceedings. as a pentagon whistleblower he claimed the donald trump had made a quid pro quo with the president of ukraine. he was anointed by mainstream media and the democrats as a st. this guy 0. this guy is a patriot. one of these 2 men, the president and lieutenant colonel whitman, devoted his life to duty and honor. right matters what an extraordinary statement from an immigrant who served this country proudly his entire life. now the answers from the white house quickly turned evasive when they faced some tough questions about parallels. person one called lieutenant colonel alexander vin minute hero, for speaking out against his commander. she even has plenty capitol hill in uniform . so how is this different, especially since you just said the president welcomed the candor and the advice of
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his military adviser? does the president also see with sheller hero? i dont have all the details on these circumstances. i understand that can be frustrating to you. um, but we will work to get you an answer on it. republicans are speaking up saying that they see a double standard if you speak out against the democratic president who get thrown in the brig. but if you're doing something against a republican president, your lord of the hero, this is double standard. lieutenant colonel vinland was celebrated by media while of tenant girls sheller is in prison for demanding accountability on the disastrous withdrawal. both challenged leadership, one was treated as a hero and the other punished. i remember when military leadership wasn't an oxymoron, it's no wonder they can see the obvious coming any more. the best bureau cuts on the absolute worst wolf. i says, of the ones that get promoted and make the decisions. military leaders who criticize donald trump got talk,
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show appearances and book deals treated almost like heroes. while one who just criticized biden is facing a hearing and a potentially long term spell behind bars. the dentist in that we c p, an exercise here today. it's a very dangerous precedent. that's concord gets the dull standard by democrats, 1st of all it, but also manifested tremendously by the mass media there tends to be predominantly, less leaning in. yeah, very much and cocker b o, the democratic party, anything that was an antique trump was hailed and so it's not surprising. anything republican, as the case has been a min one. so i was treated with kid gloves now and as consequence, he, he gets off scot free, having no leak classified information. the political landscape has certainly evolved from what it was
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a year ago. democrats are no longer celebrating those with the courage to speak up against those in power. being a hero isn't so much about what you do, but who you do it against? kayla mopping, r t. new york. still ahead. facebook's not getting many likes a former employee turn whistleblower has accused the social media giant of spreading hatred and division on congress with listening notes on more short. ah oh, when i was so seemed wrong when i was just a shave out disdain because of the african and engagement,
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it was the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart, we choose to look for common ground. in the c o, the inside the allows only b programs and much was ok to invite everybody's lloyd. that wasn't a glitch. that was the feature that the people who designed the ins and that is only got it as a thief. join me every thursday on the alex silent. sure. and i'll be speaking to guess what the world of politics, sport business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. mm oh
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. just approaching 20 minutes into the program. welcome back. facebook is in damage control mode following claims help spreading hate division. an employee turned whistleblower testified before the u. s. senate on tuesday after leaking a trove of company documents and a lengthy response on his page to that c o. mark zuckerberg denied prioritizing money over the platforms, users we care deeply about issues like safety, well being and mental health. it's difficult to see covers that misrepresents our work and our motives. i don't know any tech company that sets out to build products that make people angry or depressed. the moral business and product incentives all point in the opposite direction. a spoke exploited teens. do you think that teens are profitable for their company? i would assume so those dangerous algorithms that they admit are picking up dead that they stream sentence that vision their product. it is often destructive
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facebook's products harm children, stoked to vision and weak in our democracy. the damage to self interest and self worth of inflicted by facebook to day will haunt a generation. it is pulling families apart. and in places like ethiopia, it's literally fanning ethnic violence. well, it is a very different picture from a decade ago when platforms like facebook, twitter, there were being lauded by liberal commentators for fueling the pushed towards democracy in the middle east during the ard spring. as you may remember, go to media play a role. social media is much broader than sending a $144.00 characters or twitter, or updating your stows posts on facebook. those are use your giving facebook a lot of credit for this or yeah, for sure. i want to me like look at that one day and thank him. actually indeed, social media did have some very pronounced impacts on the arab spring. well, earlier my colleague neil harvey discussed the shifting opinions on facebook with
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our tea contributor. nicholas, it does seem a little bit peculiar that in 2011 with countries like tenicia libby and egypt. facebook was not only celebrated for put like for helping spread the news about the process, but the algorithm seemed to be a perpetuating the protests and propelling them for the millions of people are able to react and noticed what was going on. now, interestingly enough, about 3 of those countries to protest there actually benefited united states interests. so what it seems like is on the like. now that the script has been flipped 10 years later. censorship actually benefits the united states. so i guess you could say it's pro democracy, i guess if you wanna call facebook, you know, a democratic institution, i guess you could call it that because the government seems to be on the side of censorship. facebook as readily pushes the ship. is it a very different base these day? so what it was years ago does less freedom of conversation, freedom of exchange, freedom of discourse. ah,
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there seems to be no consistent application of rules or principles or guidelines on any of these platforms. and i would say that at least on the surface now, it looks like the government, at least their opinions have much more influence. i mean, just a couple of weeks ago, just to sac, he was actually saying that it was time to come down harder on facebook and regulate them more fast for this whistleblower who's actually represented by a firm that the sac he actually worked for. or as a senior advisor, not even not even a year ago, is now sitting in front of the senate after going on 60 minutes getting a lot of air time. so i would say at the bare minimum, what it looks like is there is a lot of coordination going on behind the scenes in one way or another that everybody seems to be involved in, except for the people who are most afflicted by which i would say is the average working class individual and maybe potentially activists organizes and protesters a do you think you ask of an festival has the, has it the powers at its disposal to,
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to limit to rain in facebook. i think the thing that they need to do the rain facebook in is to hold them to the standards of a publisher. ah. whereas enable escaping a lot of accountability for the for the how they selectively apply their rules. i like their editorial lists. what date, but the federal government hadn't done anything about it. now on the other side of that fence, they do have the capability to force in the sensor more to what it does seem like they've had to. they fit every time. one of these is, this is happened. facebook seems to sensor more on their own. so even though they have the power, they haven't exercised it and they've been able to get face with the kind of do what they want more and more without ever having to hold them accountable. and in legal matter nicko huss will on this week's during u. s. senators call for tougher controls on facebook and all of our social media giants. but there are plenty of questions as well over how the government might use or abuse of control or t host. ben swollen breaks down how that aspect was approached by congressman what
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they're essentially saying is government needs to get involved and government needs to decide what content is allowed and not a lot on social media in order to make it the word they like to use. safe problem is, is that there are so many tens of millions of americans who do not believe that government is trying to keep them safe. but instead, trying to manipulate them and push political messages on to them should social media b, a public square where people are allowed to get up and speak and into voice their opinions and their worldviews and where rigorous debate can take place as he would have in a public square or is social media supposed to be contrived and controlled to the point where a few government entities and bureaucrats decide what is acceptable thought and acceptable belief. and i think that's the real core problem here. when government bureaucracy decides what is dangerous and what is not in the public interest, it breeds all kinds of corruption. and it reads a situation where the average person doesn't have a right to speak or to think in any kind of public scare. and i think that's hugely
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problematic and of a story to bring you on. we're talking energy again, france is threatening to cut cross channel electricity supplies this time to the u . k. over a post break to fishing. this food charlie davinsky reports are from paris on a flight that threatens to up and a series of crucial agreements between the european allies. france could be about to slam the brakes on the relationship with the u. k. as this right over fishing rights is pretty much imploding. last week the u. k refused the majority of licenses that came from french, smaller fishing vessels to fish in it's wooded, only approved 12 out of 47. and as a result of that, iris is furious. it's now saying the bilateral agreements that cover everything from security, border control to trade in energy on now and the threat because paris says that london simply cannot keep its commitments under the brakes. it deal. bruton does
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not respect it some signature month after month. the u. k presents new conditions and delays, given definitive licenses, this cannot be tolerated. we know the u. k is facing this unprecedented energy crisis. just like pretty much all of the countries across continental europe. and it could be a back to get even worse, because france has said that it could in the next few days decide to turn off electricity supplies to the u. k. well, how significant is that? pretty darn significant. according to you, k governments own papers in july of this year, france supplies almost half of the energy for electricity for the u. k. to this really could see the lights being turned out while you meaning it both the u. k. depends on our energy exports. they think they can live alone while also beating up on your own. and given that it doesn't work, the engage an aggressive one, upmanship, we negotiate
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a commie lighting and 9 months in our shots are not little don't and add to this pretty much perfect storm. a threats that are coming directly from the french fishermen themselves. now we know that boss johnson has already wound the u. k. that the supply issues in the lead up to christmas. that with energy that, with petro, that's also with products in stores. and now french fishermen the same. you know, what, if you do not a all fishing licenses, we are going to block the ports. we'll make sure that they'll be no in ports and no exports between europe and the u. k, which really could add to, boris johnson was and those are threats that the u. k. should also take pretty seriously, given that we know that the french one, they like to protest and to they have already been tense stand offs in the last year over this issue over fishing licenses. now the u. k, for its part says look, we've done nothing wrong. in fact, we're keeping to our commitments and we're keeping to the agreement over fishing
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licenses. we have granted 98 percent of the license applications for me, your boat to fish in our waters. so we do not accept the we are not abided by traded cooperation agreement. we have been extremely generous and the french folks in, in, on a small category of bows and claim. and we have behaved, unreasonably, i think is not really a fair reflection of the efforts we have made france as well as pulling out the big guns with those threats over energy. and bilateral trades has also asked for the european commission to take a much tougher stance when it comes to the u. k. over this and other issues. the u commission though, isn't sort of really wanting to get into the murky waters over at this particular spot. it's saying what it's going to do is to ask the u. k. can explain its methodology and it will sort of go from that or limp from that. the reality is though, in this prose bankers it will as the issue surrounding that are beginning to bite. there is a real threat coming from france at the moment,
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and it does seem as if boris johnson has some really tough decisions to make. he is essentially caught between the devil and the deeply say charlotte davinsky running out the news are now debating the question can continued internet censorship on freedom of speech coexist going forward? crosstalk gets going in moment. they close. ah, anonymity. on the internet. the allows only been crawl much was ok to invite everybody's lloyd. that wasn't the glitch. that was the just that the plate.


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