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seats, i'm scared, the more children are gonna gulping country look, think says no racism, but they're more likely to adopt the criminal justice system. been there although fellow friends in daycare in the so is it shake the way care? not a we mark 20 years since the u. s. and his allies invaded afghanistan, toppling the taliban regime. and now in the wake of the american call out any questions is still being asked violence. they're still on the right or so this i ramp and gas prices scale down in europe after russia pledges to please supplies to move though hasn't stop us politicians from blame in moscow for the crisis and the off chance for sebastian kurtz, quick to submit allegations of embezzlement and bribery ah,
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good morning, the latest developments and look back. what's been happening to over the last 7 days. you watching the weekly here are naughty international. now this week we marked 20 years since the u. s. in its allies invaded afghanistan, toppling the taliban regime. and man, the wake of the west and polite many questions is still being asked, not least why the taliban is offer to hand over a som, had been loudon was rejected by the bush administration. that led to 2 decades of war, countless lives lost. and at the end of it, all the militants back in charge were gasdio reports. now from couple on what was really achieved the afghan war and is just shy of its it's 20th anniversary, the. the war, a vengeance that was launched by the united states, as revenge for 911, and quickly morphed into something else. one of the most protracted conflicts in
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modern history, an exercise, and 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 is, is that it was unanimously considered an abject failure. but taliban is, 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, and the press in there on television internationally is, is who the we lame. we need to consider some uncomfortable truth that we did not fully comprehend the depth of corruption and poor leadership and nursing ranks. that we did not grasp a damaging effect to frequent and unexplained rotations by president ghani of his
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commanders. and that we failed to fully grasp what there was only so much for which and for home. many of the afghan forces would fight. this has been a 10 year malt, i, administration, drawdown. not a 19 month or 19 day neo, these scandal is nowhere near over the americans. a calling. it's been ghazi on steroids, the republicans as well as ordinary americans that she the end of the war's humiliating for america. they want someone held responsible, the bible and miss administration, as well as the pentagon. so far they have done their best to absolve themselves of all accountability for what many americans again see as a 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.
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7 some that could have made the lives of americans and many of their allies at the taxpayers so much better and so much easier. ah ah ah ah ah. you're the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and yet we have the highest child poverty rates of almost any country on earth
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from the perspective of the civilian. there is scott evidence here on the ground in afghanistan of any of that money, other making its way here. aside from par, finished clinics and, 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 it, industrial quantities. the taliban are of course jubilant. they have dismantled everything that the united states built here with human rights, the tolerance, the democratic institutions, and the matter of weeks. and they are jubilant. they have off to 20 years of
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insurrection and rebellion, believe they want. ah, ah by virtually any measure, this war was a failure and some respects it even made things worse. from a humanitarian perspective or a 3rd of afghans near an offer on the verge of starvation, with no hope inside the drugs manufactured and export to that of, of gustavo, 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 a, the un bob from a security perspective. yes, i'll card the eve of ghana stud may have been degraded but,
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but something worse has taken its place that is isis which was bound to the challenge to of countless times, dominance by the taliban. more against the i think a ball there will also this week in afghanistan, scores of people were killed in explosion at a sheer mosque in the countries northern city. conduce the blast happened during friday. prayers and over a 100 people are reported to have been injured. and isis kate suicide bomber was behind the attack. or this latest incident to the terrace groups, 2nd assault on a mosque. in a matter of days, they are sunni extremists and have a long history of targeting shia muslims in afghanistan. when the local journalist visited the site of the blast and sent us this report, childhood, the explosion was so powerful. according to some officials, the new taliban government had warned a tax like this one were possible. earlier taliban security personnel visited this
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place and they gave the opinion that it might be a suicide blast. after examining some evidence, we've seen such a blast in the past hitting mosques and killing worshippers. systemic faith. we're targeting chia and the era we're, we're targeting, she are in syria. they were targeting, she are everywhere in the middle east. so i wouldn't be surprised that this, this is the, as i said, you know, this is actually the work of them expired because they're concerned that she are, oh, there it is there another good believer over there. so this is, this is the executors. but i mean, the major aim is to these that belies afghanistan to actually these, to believe that taliban rule in afghanistan. so this is mrs. the beginning and i wouldn't be surprised actually more of the bitterly at that slide miss will take place and are few weeks a month sir. ahead. meanwhile,
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senior representatives from the us and the taliban have met this weekend in catalyst capital of doha. are, these are the 1st such talk since the u. s. pull out from afghanistan. officials from both sides to say that the ongoing negotiations are centered on, the evacuation of foreign citizens and afghans from the country and counter extremism that the taliban have rejected. joint operations with the u. s. to suppress isis k in afghanistan. and while the u. s. has made a clear to that the talk same signal, the recognition of the taliban anti war activist brian becker says that it clearly tests the afghanistan government is insisting is that the united states not have the right or not to believe that it has the right to continually intervene into the air space or territory of afghanistan talks between the taliban, lead government in afghanistan, and the united states. and other talks with the e u. r. constitutes
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a kind of defacto recognition that the taliban in fact are the government, the both the european countries and the united states have to make a choice if they refuse to recognize the taliban government officially if they continue to hold the seized assets of the afghan government making it impossible for their government to meet basic needs of the people in afghanistan. i think it's very likely that the afghan government will seek to find new partners the united states does not legally have the right to take control of or sees the assets of afghanistan simply because the u. s. occupied the country for 20 years. now another news point in gas prices in europe have been reduced to more of a similar half to fanny mae pace and said that russia is ready to stabilize the market. addressing the continent energy crisis on wednesday, the president also added to that moscow would continue in its commitment to ukraine
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in regard to gas transit. as long as she touched yes, 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 buy any one in a difficult position, including ukraine despite the difficulties in relations. second, there's no need to undermine gas prompts confidence is an absolute reliable partner in all respects. or present, pay to narrowly a blame to europe's gas crisis and an overly hasty transition to green energy coupled with brussels decision to switch from long term gas contracts to volatile spot trading. the gas price had been steadily increasing since spring,
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but shot up in the past. couple of weeks putting a huge financial strain on many european households. ah ah well, despite the pledge to help reduce prices in europe, moscow is still being accused of manipulating the market and congressman michael macau called for sanctions against the nord stream t gas pipeline. we spoke with maximilian craw,
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and i mean pay for the alternative for germany party and also with karen i. so she's a former foreign minister of austria. they gave us that perspective. some high politics is clashing with energy security. about 7 years ago. that could have been more supply to do your market wire pipeline that was never billed them. use our stream. our stream was prevented from being constructed in the summer 2014. and so now it seems as if all the ice, all the criticism available is simply directed against the most stream. and it simply doesn't make sense of a real match is taken in terms of making gas as much as well as the contracts allow when we speak of energy weapon, a lot of people, even though those who have been born here, then 73 will all the think of all what,
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for instance, opechi arab countries use the in the 9th and seventies. we had several instances non supply and non exploit of all of this. what we can cause and say like an, an, a 2 weapon if you want to use that matter. but in the current context of the many contract long term delivery castillo contracts that exist between the russian federation and various you conference. and beyond that, it simply doesn't make sense to use it if you western europe and russia become into a partnership over economic change over energy supply, then europe gets new opportunities and a new world. europe is not any longer, completely dependent to the united states. so d, america, europe, america, are playing politics to preserve their global leadership role as the only superpower and they don't care about consumer prices and energy security in europe
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. they care on their part. and since we have all of our american politicians here, a whole industry of turns, this is very powerful. so what we have there is no rational reason there is no, there is no rational reason because of russia behavior or because of economic interest. but the reason behind this angie rushing believe is g in politics made by the state of washington dc. you watch the weekly here, not in i still, i p, the sad beans with facebook use is unable to use the site for hours over the last few days. with technical problems being blamed, the i teach will have more what caused the black cat just off with
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what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development. only nationally, i'm going to resist, i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time, time to sit down and talk to world is driven by dream shaped banker. some of those with there's things we dare to ask
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a welcome back to the weekly. now the austrian chancellor, sebastian kurtz, is resigned, follows mounting fall october, corruption allegations made against both the politician and also his in a circle. while the claims against him include breach of trust, bribery and making false statements to a parliamentary committee. mister curse denies any wrong doing, saying that the accusations are solely based on the no text message published in our free media. recently, his decision to resign came after raids on his passings office, chancery and the finance ministry. as part of the probe into the case as the leader of the conservative block, he still holds parliamentary immunity from prosecution. he insists, though, his decision to step down is to bring political stability to the country. my
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land is mvr go. my country is more important to me than myself. what is needed now is stable conditions. i would therefore like to make room in order to resolve the stalemate. or we discussed the these developments and dr hinds gartner. he's the professor of political science university, vienna and he says that that set, given the circumstances, the austrian chancellor, his only option was to step down it us innovator. busy is because he came up under pressure of his party to resign and the coalition partner to green parties that they would not all together was in the same coalition versus chance not it chance let because he's not qualified a for his job because of all. busy it is allegation center, accusations, so either the coalition would but fall apart and then to people's party would not
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be in power at all anymore or he steps down and that people's party remains in paula. busy a shiny pair products and they'll shine back a send you a chance law. and of course so chancellor former chancellor sebastian courts really still bullied to strengthen that back answer. he beat remained a strong man and alexander showing sean ferguson very loyal to sebastian courts. so it might well be established down courts hopes that he really cleared of all. busy this expectations, especially the, came in at eci accusations and came, it might well be that he comes out. i somehow clean and i'm again and 23 or 4 on the electrons in my facebook has been in the headlines this week with the tack giant, experiencing to serious i teach is the 1st black had happened on monday when uses
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of the platform along with whatsapp and instagram, we're unable to get access to their pages for 7 hours straight. at the 2nd disruption which occurred on friday evening continued for a couple of hours by said, have been caused by technical errors. well, in an official statement, facebook engineer said the problem was g to a connection failure between the tech companies data centers. the answers had a knock on effect t on individuals and businesses all over the world. the platform itself was hit hard to and last up to $60000000.00, journalist and commentator, chad whitmore, they questioned hi such a vast company can be saved vulnerable to a technical failure. facebook. oh is a one trillion dollar company and i like these outages happen a lot. it happened in april in june of just this year. you don't see google outages or any other big tech companies. apple. busy happening quite so frequently, so it's a bit bizarre that facebook has a problem with this. it seems to be that all of their, these properties oculus,
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instagram, whatsapp, and facebook all run through some sort of similar server. facebook is now sort of saying they were making upgrades and, and, and program or gotten locked out or something. sounds fishy sounds really strange. the fact that this and facebook always a privacy problems and they always have problems there and they always go offline. it went down to one, so it's, it's very suspicious, and it's also suspicious that facebook seems that they are problems and most tech companies with these issues and, and now it whistleblowers as well. acknowledging back this has to look at the dangers of these monopolies. if they can blink out of existence so quickly, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue was lost in 6 hours today till these companies have it so much control, so much power. they are monopolies and look at how they can just wipe out revenue. whether the check that was intentional or it was just the mistake he has done of took his through a world without facebook and watch app was quite an experience. and in fact,
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it was one of the longest outages that facebook has experienced in its history. so yet it was long and there were long, tense hours because nobody seemed to know what caused the outage, how long it will last and well, we'll, what we should all do with it. when facebook service went down, they took along with themselves the so the infrastructure inside the, the, the facebook headquarters or wherever their services are located. so engine is when they tried to get in, they found out that their electronic cards, their passes simply did not work. so they had to literally forced their way into the server room to manually rebuilt them. so, and it took mark zuckerberg also hours to come forward and explain what was going on. facebook, instagram, whatsapp, a messenger coming back online now. sorry for the disruption today. i know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about. you might think that it was just facebook, instagram and you know,
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facebook says to companies essentially, but no, a lot of other companies, a lot of other businesses that do not necessarily rely on facebook as a social platform, but rely rather on their technical physical infrastructure like service, they all went down to from well tender to netflix, to zoom, to literally websites of airline companies and world bank apps as well. so a lot of a lot of sites, a lot of services that were used to using they, well they went off line. but one app seemed to take advantage of it and mainly to take advantage of what's that not work. and that's the telegram messenger. the s m m, their social media team even had their fun on twitter before twitter went down as well . and well, they try to attract new users. and well, they successfully did so because it is estimated some 50000000 new users join telegram and it almost went down as well. but not because of the facebook thing, but because you had pro says so many new accounts being registered. so yeah,
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and there were a few funny reactions on line to this whole may have unfolding. have a look. we're working to get things back to normal. telegram you single, come over, the servers are up and my parents aren't home. so yeah, being a little tongue in cheek, the s m m team there, but probably well capitalizing on the whole situation. but in general, this whole thing and underlines, especially the fact that other businesses not, not well. a boundary linked which didn't appear to billing to facebook. that they experienced troubles, it really points out how much people on the general, massive massive companies rely on the infrastructure of one particular tech giant. millions of businesses rely on facebook now and many other, many others use, say, spoke in order to, to connect to other apps. it sends a huge warning across the bile because here we have a major social network site. but you know,
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this shows us the extent to which we rely on digital technology across the board. and cyber attacks of sorts can bring down whole systems. and facebook is just one. it's a social networking platform, but a lot of businesses as we've said, relying on it. but imagine a much more intrinsic infrastructural, so attack, i'm not saying this was a, a cyber attack. in fact, i have a theory about what happened. but ah, this shows you the fragility of the entire digital infrastructure that we're relying on. now facebook did insist, so the science edge didn't lead to any use of data being compromised, but it is just another set back weights are for, for the product manager that claimed that the social network knowingly align jesus to spread height and misinformation, i guess, gave us that he's aware facebook, the brand cover can stands after recent events. what's interesting about the leak
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documents of the wall street journal published, is that they show quite clearly that facebook is in decline and knows it's in decline. and so you see all these desperate measures of attempting to attract preteens and children, i mean even children. so there is a kind of convergence of several bad instances. i mean, not just to shut down, but to any trust effort to break it up, coupled with now what these leak documents show is and understanding by facebook officials, that crest of the wave is now headed downwards. that facebook is not infallible. and what's app is definitely not infallible. what's app also came under scrutiny because there were reports that even though they claim that they use your messages, were encrypted. that they were actually sending some user data to authorities in order to help with different types of prosecution. so if there's a message to take away from this, i think it is absolutely that we should be very skeptical of the claims that facebook whatsapp, your, all the subsidiaries are making about their ability to keep your,
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your data private. because clearly it seems like they can't, at least for the moment, i keep their sites even online. no, some were to use in brief this weekend and the eviction of a, an alternative living project in berlin spart clashes between demonstrates is in place. copy 137 is due to be played next week. the building is one of the last wrestling autonomy housing projects with 30 residents that have been living there for 20 years. will protest this time in rome, where water cannon and to gas were deployed to break up demonstrations against the introduction of over 19 green passes, which are now mandatory for workers. 10000 people took to the streets with one group in protest is trying to reach the prime minister's office. the green pass to show if someone has received at least one vaccine dose tested, negative, or recently recovered from the fire. as soon as introduced to east travel within the and then in neighboring france, so you pay for i furious at coded restrictions,
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taking strengths for 13th consecutive saturday, a scuff once broke out with police to use pepper sprite. i'm right shields to push back demonstrators in july france implemented to help pass, giving privileges to vaccinate people. snap brings up sect is coming to ha past monday morning. here in moscow that was the weekly, were back again at the top with join me every thursday on the alex simon, sure. when i'll be speaking the guess when the world of politics, sport business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. mm. ah,
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me. hello and welcome joyce. at barclays for day care gander spent has been everybody's business and no one's responsibility. other powers, big and small, perceived that for the agenda there, with little regard for the countries or aspirations of the calibre has abandoned their familia status walk. if washing oh, i've got a sense trajectory and what it 4 times, but the region as a whole is more graphically than ever to discuss with them now joined by a brother of the late resistance, later, my shock, mustard and warm afghan essence ambassador to the united kingdom and that's what i miss it. it's great to talk to you. thank you very much for finding the time. you're welcome. thank you very much. thank you. now a few days after the taliban.

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