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with statistics, i'm scared that more children are going to grow up in the country that think says no racism, but they're more likely to end up in the criminal justice system. and they're all the feller friends in daycare the stories that shape the week we march 20 years since the u. s. and allies invaded afghanistan, toppling the taliban regime. and now in the wake of the pentagon, pull out many questions is still being asked with violence that continuing to re those ramp and gas prices scaling down just a tad in europe, up to russia. pledge to boost supplies. but the move hasn't stopped us. politicians from blaming moscow for the crisis and austria's leaders, sebastian kurtz, quit submitted allegations of embezzlement and bribery.
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ah oh, we're good evening to russia live from ortiz, world news, age q. mosca. are you watching the weekly with me, kevin? oh, and it's a round up of the top stories of the last 7 days. and as you heard there than in the week just gone, we march 20 years since the us led invasion of afghanistan, which overthrew the taliban. and now in the wake of the west and pull out many issues still have not been resolved, not least while the taliban is offered to hand over a suburb in love and was rejected by then by the bush administration to decades of war followed with countless lives lost on that the end of it all. the militants back in charge are seen a correspondence in cobble and asked what had been achieved. the afghan born and is just shy of its its 20th anniversary, the, the war, a vengeance that was launched by the united states as revenge for 911 and quickly
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morphed into something else. one of the most protracted conflicts in modern history, an exercise, and, and 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 that it was unanimously considered an abject failure. metallic 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, the holds of congress in parliament, in europe, in and the press in there on television internationally is, is who de, we blame. we need to consider some uncomfortable truth that we did not fully comprehend the depth of corruption and poor leadership in her senior ranks. that we
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did not rational damaging effect, are frequent and unexplained rotations by president gunny of his commanders. and that we fail to fully grasp what there was only so much for which and for whom many of the afghan forces would fight. this has been a 10 year multi administration drawdown. not a 19 month or 19 day neo, these scandal is no n year over the americans are 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 some one held responsible and the vitamin mas 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 the catan. they argue that the fault is with many american administrations that that preceded them. and that is
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ignoring the tremendous financial cost of the war. 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. we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and yet we have the highest trial poverty rate of almost any country on earth
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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 it, industrial quantities. the taliban are of course jubilant. they have dismantled everything that the united built in the human rights, the tolerance, the democratic institutions,
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and the matter of weeks. and they are jubilant. they have after 20 years of, and selection and rebellion believe they won bmw 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 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 at the un, bob from
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a security perspective. yes, al qaeda in afghanistan 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. are senior correspondence against their reporting by week in week out. so from that place will also enough canister, and scores of people were killed in an explosion of the sheer mosque in the countries northern city condos. that blast happened during friday prayers and more than a 100 people reported to been injured. and i says k suicide bomber was apparently behind the attack. it is the sunny terrorist group, 2nd assault on a mosque in a matter of days. and they've got a long history of targeting sheer muslims in afghanistan. a local journalists visited the site of the instant and sent us back this report. oh, the explosion was so powerful. according to some officials, the new taliban government had warned
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a tax like this one were possible. earlier taliban security personnel visited this 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 with faith were targeting she on era. there were targeting, she are in syria, they were targeting, she are everywhere in the middle east. so that i wouldn't be surprised that this, this is, as i said, you know, this is actually the work of them expired because they consider she or is there any, is there another good believer over there? so this is, this is the execute. but i mean, the major aim is to these fabulous afghanistan to actually these to believe that taliban rule and then is that so this is mrs. the beginning and they wouldn't be surprised actually, more of the bitterly at that slide miss will take place in their fuel. we sent them among sir ahead. meantime senior representatives from the u. s. and the taliban met
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this weekend in catalyst capital dough. these are the 1st such talk since the u. s . pull out from afghanistan. officials from both sides said the ongoing negotiations assented on the evacuation of foreign citizens and afghans from the country and to counter extremism. but the tele bands rejected joint operations with washington to try to suppress the extremist group isis k in afghanistan. and while the white house has made it clear the talks don't signal the recognition of the taliban in any way. anti war activists brown back ro spoke to us, thinks they clearly do. 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
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e u. r, constitutes 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 that government to meet basic needs of the people in afghanistan, i think it's very likely that the african 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. i took a look at some more news now that happened today. first off, 6 people supposedly killed in a massive explosion of the yamani port city of aidan meteor, port saying a car bomb targeted the local governor and another senior official. at the moment
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news, his both survived that yemen has been at war for 7 years with islamist rebels fighting for control of that middle east country. also this sunday newsome, russia playing crash in the center of the country, killing 16 people, including the pilot and co pilot 6 of the survivor. they're in a critical condition to night. the plane a let al full 10 had 20 members of a local parachute club on board at the time. it's a twin engine day, a craft a came down soon after takeoff. near the town of mens lyn switch is about. you can see the map about 1000 kilometers, east of moscow. authorities believe instant may been caused by an engine failure of some sort. the still trying to piece it together and investigations underway. the plane which belonged to the club had been in service since 1987 foot note the story knew in this r rushes suspended flights of all air craft of this type pending the results of inquiries and us a new line. now those boiling gas prices in europe reduced to more of a similar,
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somewhat after letting me put in the week, said rushes ready to stabilize the market. addressing the continent energy crisis wednesday, the president added that moscow would continue in its commitment to ukraine in regards to gas transit. as she says, she's yes from 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. as 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 prompts confidence is an absolute, reliable partner in all respects. for as the potent earlier blamed europe's gas
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crisis on an overly hasty transition, he said to green energy coupled with brussels decision to switch from long term gas contracts to volatile spot trading. the gas price had steadily been increasing since spring, but it really shot up in the past couple of weeks putting a huge financial strain on many european households. ah ah. despite the pledge to help reduce prices in europe, moscow still being accused of manipulating the market and the u. s. congressman
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michael mccomb. notably calling for sanctions against that brand new node stream to gas pipeline. we discussed the week how politics clash with energy security, with an emmy paved the alternative, germany party, and austria's former foreign minister. about 7 years ago. that could have been more supply to do your market wire pipeline that was never built new south. south stream was prevented from being constructive in the summer 2014 and so so now it seems as if all the ice, all the criticism available is simply directed against the most free man for it simply doesn't make sense of a real measure taken in terms of making gas as much as the way level 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 sink. oh,
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what for instance, opechi arab countries tuesday in the 9th and seventies. we had at 7 instances non supply and none export on this. what we can call it in like an energy weapon. if you want to use that from a tougher, but in the current context of the many context long term, does it really complex that exist between the russian federation and various new countries? and beyond that, it simply doesn't make sense to use it. if the western europe and russia are becoming into a partnership over economic change over energy supply band, europe gets new opportunities under new worlds, or europe is not any longer, completely dependent to the united states. so d, america, europe, america, are playing dia, politics, to preserve their global leadership rule. that's the only superpower and they don't care about consumer prices of energy security in europe,
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take care on their arm. and since the whole of is pro 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 rushing behavior or because of economic interest. but the reason behind this angie rushing rave is g in politics made by the deep state, washington, dc. 60 minutes past say are alive, russia. this is our international is kevin o in here ward a bad week for facebook. one, they want to forget billions of uses, unable to use the site for i was with technical problems blamed for the outage that struck not once but twice. got the background to that and so much more as we creek out. the news of the week after this break ah,
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ah, 20 years ago to taliban were a different today or more violent than ever before. 20 years ago. the really kind of the stick was central press for so close to they did not have non principle at all except that they are using this principle claim has their own interest. but years ago, there was some sort of kind of dialogue with the others to see what they can do today. they are so kind of restrict your dilemma. if you check your chicken one cabinet. one interesting question and from, from inside question, don't just completely concentrated on west coast. this will talk about it on join me every 1st day on the alex simon, sure. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world of politics, sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then
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ah ah, i get big news from austria, chancellor sebastian curses resigned. it follows mounting followed of a corruption allegations made against both politicians and is in his circle. the claims against him include breach of trust, bribery, and making false statement to a parliamentary committee for a minister. alexander schellenberg will be sworn in as a new leader or monday, codes denies the wrong ding saying the accusations is solely based on old text messages. recently published in austria, media is decision to resign, comes after raids on his parties, office the chancery, and also the finance ministry. as part of the probe into the case as head of the
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conserved to block in parliament, he still has immunity from prosecution. he insists this decision though to step down is to restore political stability. my landis movie sticker. my country is more important to me than myself. what is needed now? a stable conditions. i would therefore like to make room in order to resolve the stalemate, secret awake for facebook to forget the tech john experiencing serious outages, not once but twice the 1st black out happening on monday when uses of the platform along with whatsapp and instagram to we're unable to get access to the pages for 7 straight hours and then the 2nd disruption, which happened on friday evening, continued for a couple of hours. both the said had been caused by technical errors in official statement. facebook engineers said the problem is because of a connection failure between the tech companies data centers, the outage had a knock on effect on individuals and businesses all over the world. how did it affect you? well, the platform itself was hit hard financially over it,
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losing up to $60000000.00 journalist and commentator chadwick more chipping in questioning how such a vast company could have been so vulnerable to technical failures like this. 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 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, 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 got locked out or something. sounds fishy sound really strange. the fact that this and facebook always the privacy problems and they always have problems there, and they always go offline. it went down to one, so it's very suspicious. and it's also suspicious that facebook seems to have
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bigger problems than most tech companies with these issues. and, and i would whistle blowers as well, could be acknowledging back. this has a 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 shut off was intentional or it was just the mistake. so then for a relatively short time, finally we'll have time to take a breath with the ads, which is paradise or pain for you will ego gem stand off. took us through a world with facebook and walks up was quite an experience. and in fact, 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,
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they took along with themselves the so the infrastructure inside the, the, the facebook headquarters or wherever their services are located. so engineers, 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 rebuild them. so, and it took mark zuckerberg also hours to come forward and explain what was going on. facebook, instagram, whatsapp and messenger are 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, facebook sister 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 or physical infrastructure like service. they all went down to, from well tended to netflix to zoom,
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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 offline. but one app seem to take advantage of it and mainly to take advantage of what's that not work. and that's the telegram messenger. they eserman 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 it had pro says so many new accounts being registered. so yeah, and there were a few funny reactions on line to this whole mayhem unfolding. have a look. we're working to get things back to normal. telegram, you're single, come over, the servers are up and my parents aren't home. so yeah, being
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a little tongue in cheek, the s m. m team there by probably, well, capitalizing on the whole situation. but in general, this whole thing, it underlines, especially with the fact that other businesses not, not well upon, can linked to which didn't appear to billing to facebook. that they experienced troubles. it really points out how much people and in 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 facebook 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, 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,
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relying on it. but imagine a much more intrinsic infrastructural saw 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. doesn't it just facebook insisted the service outage didn't lead to any use a day to being compromised low, but it's still another huge setback weeks off through a form of product manager claim the social network knowingly allows uses to spread hate and misinformation in the week, august gave us their views on where facebook as a brand currently sounds after all that's going on. but what's interesting about the leak 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
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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 lead 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 up is definitely not infallible. what's that also came under scrutiny because there were reports that even though they claim that a user 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 is a message to take away from this, i think it is absolutely that we should be very skeptical. the claims that facebook whatsapp you are, the subsidiaries are making about their ability to keep your, your data private. because clearly it seems like they can't, at least for the moment, i keep their sites even online. and that's the way the week shaped up in the headlines as reported by us to you. i wonder what's to come the next. have they stay with us and i don't call it brace here enough for now to take you through the
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these people up nor sold. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development. only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult time time to sit down and talk ah, water. we go through the streets that i will, they are so them make them feel that their fellow human beings, people in their communities.


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