ah, ah ah, vladimir putin is pledged to boost the gas flow to europe finally takes some of the heat out of the market. that comes after record breaking price surges this week, which i've seen some e u members question brussels energy policies also had on the program this hour to try to sunni her parents as domestics. harry just reflects just how tone death the school boards in school in the industry become american parents face at f. b. i crock dawn for speaking out against pupils being forced to wear masks on the teaching of the controversial critical race theory concept.
only, it is exactly 20 years since the u. s. coalition invaded afghanistan. the country now and melton families are having to resort to really unthinkable measures when your stomach is empty. you can't think about the dark size ellis and i'm forced to sell a few of my kids to feed others. there's no option lavish mentioned in the home on with just after 7 in the evening this thursday in sophia, in doris salaam. and here in moscow. great to have your company to day at we will get to our headlines stories in just a moment, but some breaking news, in fact, coming to us from belgium. first, all schools there are hopping, put unlocked on in a small city, not far from the french border in the west of belgium. it comes in apparent
response to the search of an armed man. special forces with sniper rifles have been spud on the roof top se r t dot com, by the way, showing some pictures of that. at this moment we believe there's not been any official response so far. let's cross indeed, if we can to a, europe, correspondent, peter oliver and peter, very little information it appears, filtering through at this stage, what do we know about what occurred to day? right, well this is all come to light following though shocking images of police enfold special weapons and tactics, uniforms with large, long barreled rifles on the roof, tops of buildings that have come out of the the town of wareham nuts to the southwest of the city of kent just a bit north from the border between belgium and france. what we understand happened is that in the early on air thursday morning between 8 and 9 am. in fact,
the police were alerted after a suspicious scenes took place basically ad people on a bus. and going to a school in the nearby area made reports of a man, they described as acting suspiciously. some report suggested he had a firearm and they're also saying in no way was he a student. now the search has been going on to try and track this person down. police are wanting to speak to around 4000 students from that education establishment. were evacuated from the premises. once police were alerted, they've widened this search. now it's at the very latest scene coming through the hall of the center of the, the town of where gam has been put on a, a lockdown old schools in not area as our police authorities continue to search for a man who was seen acting suspiciously earlier. on thursday morning, it is believed that he may well be armed get better to keep abreast of that story
for as a few. well, we'll check in with you at when any more significant details to emerge or europe correspond. peter, all of our life on program boiling gas prices have been reduced to more of a simmer after intervention from vladimir putin who said russia will rump off exports to europe, addressing the continents energy crisis. on wednesday, the president added that moscow would continue its commitment to ukraine in regards gastron's it as bloom as she says she's just prom believes that it would be more profitable for it to pay a fine to ukraine and increase the gas volume pumping through the new systems, but there's no need for that. there's more pressure in the pipe, less c o 2 emissions into the atmosphere. everything turns out cheaper and at $3000000000.00 a year, it is necessary to fully comply with the contractual obligations for the transitive gas through ukraine. although it is more profitable to sell it on the exchange,
but there is no need to but anyone in a difficult position, including ukraine, despite the difficulties in relations. second has no need to undermine gas pumps. confidence is an absolute reliable pon that in all respects. while vladimir putin statements on the subsequent let up in the gas price surge, have seen some of the mainstream media changed their tone towards the nord stream to pipeline. and more generally, on russia's role as at europe's key energy supplier concerns over moscow's alleged attempts to use oil and gas as leverage. they really have lessons significantly. russia doesn't necessarily benefit from chaos or the market. they want high stable prices and they want to be seen as a reliable partner. some words soothing words, i guess which we rarely get from mr. potent actually helped reverse that. 3540 percent jump over night in natural gas over in europe at russia wants it to be
approved. but i don't think which is really doing anything wrong here. you know, europe has a supply crunch. russia has the gas to supply it. it's an element of russia playing politics, but there is also an element of a lot of money having been invested in noise being do not from the russian side from the european side as well. the russian leader also puts a current crisis in the european gas market. dawn to the eas, rushed push for a green transition, coupled with brussels decision to switch from long term gas contracts to immediate spa, treating the current volatility can be traced back to april. this year. but it all came to a head this week, leaving european citizens to del viet deeper into already under strained pockets. ah.
maintaining a trusted energy partnership between russia and europe is a key focus self, an international gas forum taking place in saint petersburg. it is day 3 of the gathering and our correspondent elliott patricia go. is there? oh, look at all these complicated tubes, valves taps gas industry equipment. this has literally become a nightmare for energy officials. lately, natural gas prices in europe have been astonishing. governments across the region
for a while now the previous st. petersburg, international gas form mostly grabbed the attention of the most important business figures and experts in the field this year. many more eyes are on the gas form and st. petersburg, as the understanding of the crucial role of natural gas in heating and industrial manufacturing in europe has hit many decision makers, where in the midst of the worst energy crisis and decades, some of the world's richest countries are struggling. and winter is coming. perhaps a cold winter as the forecasts are st. just ahead of this form the russian president vladimir putin shared his views on what he called mistakes in the european energy policies of the recent years uses. it provides you conscious forgets about the stable developments of the oil, gas and cold industries. you can see what's happening in europe, this hysteria and confusion, the markets. why is because they don't take it seriously. so must speculating about
climate change while there's underestimates in things. and they're those reducing investments and next charts of industries. there should be a smooth transition. in st. petersburg russians pop energy officials and the most senior management ad gas from russia's energy died will be joined by the ceo's of the likes of unit per and winters hall. germany's energy behemoths and also the heads of the international gas union and also the world energy council. it will be up to them inevitably to tame the market. now, one of the solutions many in europe are currently counting on is the launching of north stream to the project. it's as real hope for many major players in the industry. but you may also remember that it used to have and actually still has many enemies. both in the region and also across the atlantic in america. it has the potential to undermine the interests of ukraine, poland,
a number of other close partners or allies, re no, i have issued a fine against gas problem and 5 companies involved in the building of the north stream to gas pipeline. it was because one voice with bonds, the nostrils to fight plan is unacceptable and represents the danger for the whole europe. european countries may not be so cain to continue to be dependent on natural gas imports from russia. but many here in saint petersburg understands that keeping russia as a trustworthy partner is very important to make sure that the crisis doesn't come back any time soon. well, on the sidelines of the form in st. petersburg arts, he also spoke to dr. joe king, head of the international gas union, he told us, writing off gas as a major source of global energy is both premature and shortsighted. that we are not already that that's accept the renewable energy in the crew scale. this is an anal tubal, but i think of this a guest has an important role. can i me wise?
and that in bottom with wise, the balance between a supply and demand is destroyed. that's why and the gas price as a falling off of that to the main reason you got that electricity and the candidate by the natural gas and coal. but somebody have to pay it and the, the complement, and the by subsidy on the customers. so that is as if we cannot accept the price over the electricity. this is a kind of a catastrophe than those stream. and the sal streaming really for why the security that so euro energize and the warm are moving the program. all know, educational authorities in the u. s. are asking the government to use empty terror laws and unfold the f. b. i against parents who complain about what their children are being taught to unordered to where in the classroom, namely, face must they national school boards association. i sent an open letter to the biden administration,
claiming the abuse its members have received is tantamount to domestic terrorism to claim as cost outrage among parents. these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased. the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a full of domestic terrorism and hate crimes for you to dare to try to sneer parents as domestics. harris just reflects just how tone death, school boards, and school administrators. a come about the please of parents on behalf of their children. it comes after the u. s. attorney general wrote to the f. b, i on criminal attorneys to anoine's plans to come, but what he called a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation on threats of violence against school personnel. my colleague neil harvey spoke with a r t contributor lauren chin, who say the accusations have been blown out of proportion. the board's letter does
site some specific incidents, but if you actually look at the video footage from those incidents, most of the quote violence that they cite is actually things like parents refusing to wear masks. oh, keep a com no, no. what is your name? the guardian didn't talk about critical race theory, which is pretty much will be picking to how to hate each other. how that this was at these meetings a lot of what they side as actually being domestic terrorism or violence actually is just tantamount to some harsh words being said in terms of actual violence. though i believe there's only one or 2 specific incidents that were actually led to an arrest that were mentioned in that letter. i think trying to get the f b i involved at all, frankly, just reeks of political activism. instead of actually trying to put students 1st and i think parents are completely justified in seeing this as an attack on their rights as parents, the parents aren't shutting up for now though father saying the attorney general has got a conflict of interest in this case. what do they mean by the,
the reason why the age is taking this letter from the school board association. so seriously is specifically because his daughter through marriage has ties to a firm that actually specializes in critical race theory, training or something akin to that. his family potentially might benefit financially from c r t actually being implemented in more and more schools throughout the country. how politicized a school life become these days seems like it's increasingly political. and there have been viral videos that have been leaked of students. sh filming their teacher is going on tirades against trump systemic racism, america in general. we've even had teachers themselves posing to their social media accounts. i think a lot of parents have started to wake up that no, you cannot simply take for granted that in education the public school system is the same as what was happening when we were younger. recently, the parents launched campaigns against kobe restrictions on the teaching of critical race theory, which places racism the center of public life. the protesters,
how the que school board officials are violating their children's rights. and he will april chapman, who is a mother of 4 in the state of georgia, said many parents will simply have enough in today's culture. it's the government think they, they, they believe what is proper and right. and what should your children should be taught? and so parents are experiencing a very difficult time trying to, in that change in their local communities as it relates to what's being caught in the government school. people are starting to wake up and they're starting to recognize that wait a minute. this is not the public education system that i am familiar with or that i grew up in. and it's time for me to take my head of the fan and caught up, hey attention to what's going on. because they don't like what's being propagated and pushed and down frankly, it's downright indoctrination to what their children are experiencing when they go
to school and they're supposed to be will learning violence is never acceptable. so if there are instances where parents are crossing the line and threats turn into physical violence, then absolutely those incidences should be handled on the basis of their own individual merit. but that's not what we see happening here. they're taking one or 2 isolated in some instances and trying to make it seem as if parents who are be humanly opposed to what's being caught to their children and a government school year with our international coming up shortly. nate, so slums, that story show to nearly half of russia's delegation to the alliance will bring you the reaction from moscow to that after the short break. ah,
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i'm show business. i'll see you then. 018 minutes into the program. welcome back to day marx, 20 years since the us and its allies invaded afghanistan, toppling the taliban regime. and now in the wake of the western pallet, any questions are still being asked, not least why the tele bands offer to hand over osama. bin laden was rejected by the bush administration. that meant to 2 decades of war, countless lives lost, and at the end of it, all the militants back in charge are senior correspondent, murat, gusty of reports from couple of the conflict as achieved the afghan war. and it's just shy of it's it's 20th anniversary. the, the war, a vengeance that was launched by the united states,
as revenge for 911 and quickly morph into something else. one of the most protracted conflicts in modern history, an exercise in a nation building before losing all lame and tylenol towards the end. neither the united states nor any of its allies still knew what it is that they hoped to achieve. here. the end result that is is that it was unanimously considered an abject failure. metalli banners is back in control and more absolutely than it was before the united states invaded afghanistan. and the question that we're hearing now in the halls of congress, in parliament, in europe, in the press and either on television internationally is, is who the we lay. we need to consider some uncomfortable truth that we did not fully comprehend the depth of corruption and poor leadership and her senior ranks. that we do not grass
a damaging effect of frequent and unexplained rotations by president ghani of his commanders. and that we fail to fully grasp why there was only so much for which and for home. many of the afghan forces would fight. this has been a 10 year balled by administration, drawdown. not a 19 month or 19 day neo, these scandal is nowhere near over the americans calling it been ghazi on steroids . the republicans, as well as ordinary americans that see the end of the war as humiliating for america. they want someone held responsible in the biden and miss administration as was the pentagon. so thought they have done their best to absolve themselves of all accountability for what many americans again see as the catastrophe. they argue that the fault is with many american administrations that that preceded them. and that is ignoring the tremendous financial cost of the war. are some that could
from the perspective of a civilian. there is scott evidence here on the ground in afghanistan of any of that money, other making its way here. aside from half finished clinics, him and broken roots, testament to record breaking levels of corruption that, that so brilliant siphoned off into the bank accounts of corrupt officials into the pockets of private contractors. though the evidence of these billions being here is in the hands of the taliban, the guns that they wield, stamped with made in america, the vehicles military vehicles left behind, industrial quantities, the taliban, of course, jubilant. they have dismantled everything that the united states built here. the human rights, the tolerance, the democratic institutions, and the matter of weeks, and they are jubilant. they have after 20 years of and so wretched and rebellion
believe they want. ah ah ah, by virtually any measure, this war was a failure. in some respects, it even made things worse. from a humanitarian perspective or a 3rd of afghans near enough are on the verge of starvation. with no hope inside the drugs manufactured and export to that of, of galveston, kill countless youth world wide. from a geopolitical perspective, the taliban considered an international pariah since its inception is now having to be negotiated with it. i counted with even the un love from
a security perspective. yes, al qaeda eat of canister may have been degraded but, but something worse has taken its place and that is isis which has bound to the challenge to afghanistan. dominance by the taliban broadcast fee of all afghans banks, they of all will show a lot of cash and people are running out of food less than 2 months after the taliban take over. added to that to foreign aid is in short supply with western donors reluctant to deal with the new government charities or warning of a major humanitarian crisis. i know this is not easy, but that needs to be some solution to the financial flows into afghanistan to ensure that at least salaries can be paid, and that is sensual supplies, power unable to be 2 of them, can be procured. the absence of that will seriously exacerbate vulnerability for ordinary afghans when we spoke to an afghan man now living in dire poverty,
who admitted to the unimaginable, some would say indefensible. act of selling his own kids. he claims it was dawn to feed his other children. they go up to cambridge anxious to get, had a good business and a happy life, some new smaller, but then the war began. shall we migrated here? my savings were exhausted formula. they that are some people got some aid here much, but the others did not. because my pockets are empty now, and i have no option laughter to sell some of my kids in the world to fight for the survival of my other kids with the money i get that way. but if you get him to make him a patient with when your stomach is empty, you can't think about the dark size out of a g. i'm poor to sell a few of my kids to feed others into snow option lavender, which on the previous government did not help me. but i hope this new one will support me. i'm not asking for support for myself alone, that he but for all these people living here calling they are all from my tried where they measure all of us refugees. here are one families i asked for financial help for everyone. good. as jo colacho, russia is had it's delegation to nato,
nearly have to with the alliance, appearing vague and offering reasons why. in all, 8 diplomats were barred from its brussels hates tooth. moscow essays the move shows . nato's clearly not interested in improving relations. our teeth don will quarter, told me more nato made that decision to expel those 8 russian diplomats on wednesday. and so why was this diplomatic mission cut in half? well, according to nato, no reason in particular, this decision is not linked to any particular events, but we have seen only some time now an increase in russian malign activity, and therefore we need to be vigilant. another anonymous nato official said that they had confirmation that these diplomats were actually undeclared intelligence officers, sky news said that they were suspected of espionage and even suspected of killing people. i mean, is quite a 180 from nothing. in particular, right now, the kremlin has responded as spokesperson. dmitri pet scave said that basically any
attempt at improving relations at this point is basically a pipe dream. these actions, of course, do not allow us to have any illusions about the possibility of normalizing relations or resuming dialogue with nato. on the contrary, these prospects are almost completely undermined. now rushes foreign minister, a survey. laugh rob did have a talk with stolen berg about convening the nato, russia council for talks, but so far nothing's been agreed on. so we're gonna have to see how relations go from here. hey, before we go, i want to bring you a short update on our breaking news story from belgium. this are a suspect has been arrested now we believe after an extensive search for an armed man in the city of var. again, all schools in the area which is close to the french border in the west of belgium had earlier been put into locked on as a precaution at thousands of people reportedly asked to stay in doors as well. all alerts have since been lifted. that's are breaking news from belgium today. and
that's thursday's news update for now, neil will be here with all your latest developments in 30 to give him some of your time, then good bye, unceasing a policy makers, the federal reserve bank, and joe biden. the president thinks america is so freaking stupid, that they can make them believe that picking up a worthless shiny round object. and going hocus pocus over it magically turns it into a trillion dollars that they can deposit at the, at the federal reserve or the treasury to somehow mitigate that $300000000.00 debt crisis. ah,
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development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical of time. time to sit down and talk and i gas prices skyrocket to record highs as the demand continues to grow. plus that is this facebook whistle blower really trying to do the right thing or pay the way for even more censorship. and what may have caused that massive oil fil off the coast of southern california. all that and more right here are news hughes on our t america ah . good evening and thanks for joy.