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or a housewife could secure a regular impending status in the fall semester with awe in 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 are still being asked with violence that continuing to rage, thump, and gas prices scaled down in europe after russia pledges to boost supplies. but the move hasn't stopped us. politicians from blaming moscow for the crisis and the rapid rise of one of europe's youngest leaders comes to a dramatic holt has austrian leader sebastian kurtz quits, and that allegations of embezzlement and bribery.
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ah hello, good happy with us. it's out to you the weekend, which means we'll take you through some of the bigger stories we've covered here over the past 7 days. so i'm calling bright welcome to the program. first then this week we marked 20 years since the us led invasion of afghanistan, which overthrew the taliban. and now in the wake of the western pullout, many issues have not been resolved. not least why the taliban is offered to hand over to sama been loven. was rejected by the bush administration to decades of war, followed with countless lives lost. and at the end of it all the militants back in charge. i'll senior correspondent is in cobble and asked what's really been achieved the afghan born 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 at berkeley morphed into something else. one of the most protracted conflicts in modern history,
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an exercise in a nation building before losing all lame and tylen towards the n. 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 holds of congress in parliament, in europe, in, in the press and in there on television, internationally is, is who the we blame. we need to consider some uncomfortable truth that we did not fully comprehend the depth of corruption and poor leadership in nursing or ranks. that we did not grass a damaging effect of frequent and unexplained rotations by president ghani of his
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commanders. and that we fail to fully grasp that there was only so much for which and for home. 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 yet over the americans calling it been ghazi on steroids, the republicans as well as ordinary americans. the t, the end of the war is humiliating for america. they want some one held responsible and the biden and miss administration as was 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. some that could have made the lives of americans and many of their allies at the
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taxpayers so much better and so much easier. ah ah ah ah ah ah, we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and yet we have the highest child rates 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 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, the human rights, the tolerance, the democratic institutions, and the matter of weeks. and they are jubilant. they have after 20 years of, and selection and rebellion. believe they won.
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mm. ah, and 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 got to start 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 a security perspective. yes, al qaeda either canister may have been degraded but,
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but something worse has taken its place in nappies, isis, which has bound to the challenge to afghanistan, dominance by the taliban. fact also this week in afghanistan, scores of people were killed in an explosion that a sheer mosque in the northern city of condos. the blast happened during friday. prayers earned more than a 100 people of reported to have been injured and ice his case suicide bomber was behind the attack. it was the sunny terrorist group, 2nd assault on a mask. in a matter of days, they've got a long history of targeting sheer muslims in afghanistan. a local journalist visited the site of the incident and sent us this report. so 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 place and they gave the opinion that it might be a suicide blast. after examining some evidence, we've seen such
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a blast in the past hitting mosques and killing worshippers. assembly faith were targeting here and there are, there were targeting chia in syria. they were targeting t r 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're considered shia. they're etc. is there another good believer over slam? so this is, this is the execute. but i mean, the major aim is to these fabulous afghanistan to actually needs to believe the taliban rule and of that is that, so this is the beginning and i wouldn't be surprised actually more of the bitterly at that slide. this will take place and a few weeks and months sir ahead means i'm senior representatives from the u. s. and the taliban met this weekend, the katara capital. and the 1st such talks us pull out from afghanistan. officials from both sides sent the ongoing negotiations. a sentinel,
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the evacuation of foreign citizens and afghans from the country and also to counter extremism. but the taliban is rejected joint operations with washington to suppress the extremist group, isis k in afghanistan. and while the white house has made it clear that the torque stone signal, the recognition of the taliban anti war activists, brian becca 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 e, u. r, constitutes a kind of defacto recognition that the taliban in fact are the government. 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,
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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. they look at some news from this sunday. 6 people have reportedly been killed in a massive explosion, and evans pulled city of 8 and several others have been injured. of this footage captured the immediate aftermath of the blasters. a thick black smoke rose from the ensuing blaze. yeomans information ministry and says that the attack talked to the local governors convoy hand another senior official, both of whom survived the explosion damaged surrounding area buildings and vehicles as well as the power grid. no one has yet claimed responsibility. however,
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the authorities are investigating islamist militancy carried out similar attacks in the past. the evans been a war for 70 years with islam is rebels fighting for control of the middle eastern country. witnesses described the assault and learning lately. let us then when we left school traffic was flowing in the street and then we heard a sudden and powerful loud explosion. it shook houses and buildings a viagra. it was a boom stripped, co that targeted aiden's government, which led to casualties among his team and some civilians. it'll solitude damaged houses and civilian cars. electricity was also hit, affecting all the way to the city sense of property. okay. also this sunday, a plane crash in central russia has killed 16 people, including the pilot and co pilot 6 others survive, but they're in a critical condition. the plane, which was a lead l $410.00, had 20 members of a local parachute club on board. the twin engine aircraft came down soon after takeoff near the town of mens lynch, which is around a 1000 kilometers east of moscow. engine failure is the suspected course and and
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investigations currently underway. plain which belonged to the club, had been in service since 1987 rushes, now suspended flights of all our craft of this type pending the results of the inquiry. finding gas prices in europe have been reduced to more of a symmetry after vladimir putin said that russia is ready to stabilize the market. the president addressed the continence energy crisis on wednesday, adding that moscow would continue and its commitment to ukraine in regards to gas transit. as she touched his guest, 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,
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but there is no need to buy any one in a difficult position, including ukraine, despite the difficulties in relations. second, as no need to undermine gas prompts confidence is an absolute reliable partner in all respects. president burton earlier blamed europe's gas crisis on the overly hasty transition to green energy, coupled with brussels decision to switch from long term gas contracts. too volatile spot trading of gas prices have been steadily increasing since spring, but it's shot over the past couple of weeks putting a huge financial strain on many european household. ah .
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despite the pledge to help reduce prices in europe, moscow is still being accused of manipulating the market. and you, as congressman michael mccaul, had called for sanctions against the node stream to gas pipeline. we discussed how politics clash with the energy security with a german european parliament and pie as well as where the former austrian foreign minister about 7 years ago. that could have been more supply to the your market wire pipeline. that was never billed them. you saw storing south 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 enter. it simply doesn't make sense of a real matches taken in terms of making gas as much as way
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level as the contracts allow, when we speak of anna to weapon, a lot of people, even though those who have been a born here, then 73 will all the think of all what, for instance, opechi arab countries tuesday in the 9th and seventies. we had several instances non supply and non export of oil. this what we can cause, i'm silicon and a 2 weapon. if you want to use that natasha. but in the current context of the many context, 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 than europe gets new, opportunities under new worlds, or europe is not any longer,
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completely dependent to the united states. so d, america, europe, america, are playing politics to preserve their global leadership. rule as the only superpower and didn't care about consumer prices of energy security in europe, they care on their part. and since the whole others pro american politicians here a whole industry of turns, this is very powerful. so what you have there is no rational reason there is no, there is no rational reason because a lot of interest. but the reason behind this angie, rushing rave is g in politics made a deep state of washington d. c. they still ahead on the weekly billions of people had an unexpected digital detox this week. his facebook fell off line for hours. not once but twice. it's one of our stories to come after the brighten blue.
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ah ah oh come back health stream chancellor sebastian cuts has resigned. it follows mounting fall out of a corruption allegations made against both the politician idols like his in a circle. a claims against him include a breach of trust, bribery, and making false statements to a mensray committee for a minister, alexander schellenberg will be sworn in as the new lead. on monday the kurds denies any wrong doing, saying that the accusations are solely based on old text messages have recently published in the austrian media. his decision to resign though comes after rage on
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his part is office also the chancellors and the finance ministry. as part of the probe into the case as head of the conservative block in parliament, he still has immunity from prosecution. and he insists that his decision to step down is to restore political stability. may landis new obesity 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, seated facebook. but in the headlines this week where the tech joint experiencing serious outages, not once but twice. the 1st black out happened on monday, where news as of the platform along with whatsapp and instagram, we're unable to get access to their accounts for 7 hours straight. the 2nd disruption, which happened on friday, continued for a couple of hours. both the said to have been caused by technical errors. a facebook engineer said in a statement that the problem was due to
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a connection failure between the tech companies data centers. the outage though, had a knock on effect for individuals and businesses all around the world. the platform itself took a financial hit to losing up to $60000000.00 journalist and commentator chadwick more question. how such a vast company could have been so 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 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, 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 sound really strange. the fact that this and facebook always a privacy problems and they always have problems there, and they always go offline and went down to one. so it's,
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it's very suspicious. and it's also suspicious that facebook seems at their problems and 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 that was intentional or it was just the mistake. so for a brief period, we'll had a bit of time to take a breath that with the outage is paradise or pain for you. he goes on off, took us through a world without facebook and waltz. i'm 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 world will 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 engine is when they tried to get in, they found out that they have electronic cards. their passes simply did not work, so they had to literally forced their way into the server room to manually reboot 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, 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 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 off line. but one app seemed to take advantage over it and mainly to take advantage of what's that not work. and that's the telegram messenger. they estimate 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 joined 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 single, come over, the servers are up and my parents aren't home. so yes, 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 and underlines, especially the fact that oven businesses, not, not well. a pankey linked 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, 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, 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 with facebook insisted the service outage didn't lead teddy use of data being compromised, but it's still another sat back weeks after another form. a product manager claimed that the social network knowingly allows uses to spread hate and misinformation or in the wake, i guess get us to have use on where facebook the brand currently stands out for these recent events. but what's interesting about the leak documents that 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 pre teens and children. i mean, even children, so there is a kind of convergence of several bad instances. i mean, not just to shut down,
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but any trust effort to break it up, coupled with now with 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 they use their 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 the claims that facebook, what's that you, all 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. a few other stores making the news this sunday, some 200 properties have been severely damaged. on the heavier island stores of the great capital athens powerful storms flooded an area that still reeling from the
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summer's devastating wildfires. meteorologists say the rivers burst their banks causing huge damage. dramatic images of another natural disaster. this time in the canary islands, the spanish archipelago off north west africa. 3 story high blocks of lava belts from a volcano went down a hill side on the island of la palmer, reeking more havoc on the area. more than a 1000 buildings have already been badly damaged or destroyed as the molten rocks freaks through the villages. there were 21 seismic movements on sunday alone. 3 weeks after that initial eruption, the palm international apple remained shut down as a precaution. and iraqis have been casting their ballots in the national parliamentary elections. it's the 1st such vote since major protests broke out in 2019, which tumbled government, thousands of candidates competing for more than $300.00 seats in parliament. okay,
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