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[000:00:00;00] a launches to suspend its permanent mission to nato from next month, the move that a direct response to the miniature alliance. recently, kicking out 8 russian diplomats ready for action. russia fills one section of the little stream to gas pipeline with natural gas on the waves. the green light from regulators to start supplying europe bass as the u. commissioner wolves. energy policy throughout the continent is on the rise. america top envoy top gun hassan, resigns. it comes as the inspector general has reported the launcher investigation and took into the end of america diplomatic operations back
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on tortured and child for 17 years without trial. we'll explore the case of the pakistani nashville was still in guantanamo despite being played for re niece updates. imagine had been mistaken for terrorist. ah, you're all 3 on the international with me. you leadership oliver. hello and welcome to the program. russia is pulling the plug. renee's permanent mission to ne, turn the suspension is a zion awaits. operations are set to take place in 2 weeks. it comes in response to the alliance recently, kicking out a number of russian diplomats for alleged spying. nase her has since said, it's open to dialogue, but it's policy towards russia won't change out. he is roman culture, has more russian foreign minister may the announcement on monday saying that sir,
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starting on november 1st. moscow will completely suspend the operations of its mission to nato, and from now on any emergency communications between the u. s. lead block and russia will be done through the russian embassy in belgium. while an ambassador of nathan member states in moscow chosen by the alliance can perform similar functions here in russia. so this guns, just 2 weeks after nato announced that it would expel a russian diplomats for a legend, undisclosed espionage at its brussels headquarters. and that should be in effect on the 1st of november as well. well, according to the russian foreign ministry, it became yet another move on. nato's behalf to use the so called russian threats as a unifying factor for the alliance. and another reason to remain in international demand is here from the russian foreign minister. newkirk will will use noun. you put a chill,
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0 explanation was given for the expulsions. and the few days before the announcements we met with mister stilton berg and new york. he stressed that nato had a sincere interest in normalizing relations with russia, so as to de escalate tensions on the european continent. what we weren't particularly surprised by the decision is it all confirms that nicer is uninterested in equal dialogue or joint work. sir dale, i rav added that the nato information bureau and moscow will also be shut down as a result. why? meanwhile, the nato international secretary, it has already been notified and the russian foreign ministry statement added that it is not expecting any shift in relationship with nato. in the near future and independent journalist luca re, they believes nature wants to show his trunks, and that won't be a good thing in the situation. weiss's is not a new cold war. it is not the end of the relations. there are halted channels. the ambassadors for
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a couple so they can still continue talking and they will. but of course russia needed to show its displeasure at the fact that our diplomats are called intelligence officers. and 8 of them are pushed out. okay, this is not the normal, difficult relations between the alliance and russia, but on something more important is that on nato has been very unpleasant in its declarations for several years now. and i would say that if the situation is degrading is mainly due to natal, why? because nato is looking for something to do. since water factors disappeared in that ninety's and the soviet union has disappeared. there is no actual reason for nato and the north atlantic defense to be there. so on the even day went to afghanistan to iraq, to train forces that still at the limit off the territory that they cover. but nowadays,
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there were speaking recently of indoor. busy pacific activities for nato rushes taken a major step forward in reading the north trimmed se pipeline to pump natural gas to millions of european homes. one of 2 sections, sections has now been filled to the required pressure level. so work is current and a way to fill the rest of the network, which links russia to germany via the volt exceed the pipeline still needs final approval from chairman regulators. cons as europe has grown by an energy crisis with gas prices recently at reco breaking levels, marshall the media has pointed the finger at russia for that despite moscow honoring his gas contract and promising to burst supplying out his child. davinsky takes him the story. well, more concern, hey, in the you over a possible winter crisis because of this increasing cost in energy, particularly gas, so much so that the ease own labor commissioner is warning that this winter,
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many more people could be pushed into fuel poverty. there are already millions of people suffering from energy poverty, and that number could increase the commission could help e u. countries to limit the effects of the current high energy prices on people. but it was primarily up to national governments take action already. we understand that around 2700000 households across the block are facing difficulties in reasonably heating that home. and those are individuals who are in jobs at the moment. that figure doesn't include pensioners. it doesn't include students and it doesn't include the unemployed. so the actual figure is far higher than that. and while some e member states have already taken measures to try and shield the most vulnerable form, these price increases. other politicians are rather looking to point the blame elsewhere . and the finger is wagging towards russia with many saying that russia is responsible for this crisis that been countless. i'd magazine articles, debates on tv and radio,
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and even front covers all suggesting this just like this recent front cover in germany on the focus magazine are which says that putin, his cast off energy to germany, that a, he's waging a war and he's raising the prices using gas as a weapon? well, that has baffled some in germany, including the countries outgoing chancellor anglo merkel. who is not somebody known to min, so words? says the script kiner to my knowledge, there are noses where russia has said we will deliver it to you, especially not with regard to the pipeline in ukraine. russia can only deliver gas on the basis of contractual obligations. and not just only like, at the moment russia supplies around 50 percent of the used gas in doing the pandemic that did taper off a little bit. but when it said that the supplies are back to normal at the moment, and there was some, unless you say, you know,
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this is nothing to do with russia. this is all a problem that has been made by the e. u itself until a few years ago. the european energy market was very stable, characterized by 10 to 15 year gas contract with russia. but then brussels wanted to introduce more flexibility with fuel along to him con trucks to reduce its dependence, russian got there by increasing price volatility and feeding the current crisis. or that decision has seen companies having to via the gas on the open market, meaning that they've been in competition with other markets such as the asian market. and it's just not that that some see is the problem. others have pointed the idea towards the fact that the e u is pushing too fast, too hard to move to green energy sources at the same time. it's not done enough to get those sources working while it's been aggressively shutting down gas fields domestically. and it's been taxing heavily carbon fueled power station, all of which,
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which is contributed to this issue. so possibly not as sexy is pointing the blame of russia and saying that president putin is waging a war on europe. but it does seem as if that is the reality of many of the problems that europe is facing ahead of this possible winter of discontent. and ela, my colleague unit o'neill spoke to journalist and author, thomas france. panda, who believes it's mostly the media playing the game, the blame game against russia. this part offer of you can all already say it vendettas into russian vendetta that has been going on building up in german, certain german media over the past 2 years. and it is really bordering on the observed because the same media who are 4 years maintained the position that we don't need a 2nd pipeline north stream. and that the board dixie, we don't need any more ration. guess the u. s. will supply us with their freaking guests,
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l. n g at ample volumes. now they are throwing the lame game at russia, and they're really being offended. why doesn't russia? why doesn't gas from supply us with more gas? so that's why i say it's, it's sort of absurd here. instead of asking, why doesn't the u. s. suppliers with more el and gee, we heard as well. tell us the e, you labor commissioner warning of energy poverty, a line that we're hearing quite a bit recently. and because of an already difficult situation for millions of people at high prices is the worst yet to come. in your opinion, it is still going to get worse. because the situation as such is absolutely serious for 2 reasons. um, word economy did not expect the year to, to pick up speed as soon as it, as it does after the corona crisis. plus you repeat guess suppliers or bias of
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russian and other guests. her volumes did not expect. i did not feel up after the cold winter did not fill up their reserves. probably they expected a 2nd after it rather, luggage corona year. where doesn't which dream to come into that. here we have the observed situation that people her, that her european con, guessed consumers, sa, fonda, i guess prizes that we have an additional volume of 55000000000 cubic meters per year, which is physically installed. the licenses are not yet given for g. political reasons . there is a fight against giving the licenses, so there is a jew political lobby who fights against getting this additional volume on, on the line. while at the same time, gast consumers in europe are made victim sir, have to suffer because of geopolitical interests of some of their governments. it is observed is the 2nd time i use this word observer that we have this addition of on actually rushes is filling the gas pipeline with guess physical,
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the paper with gas for the 1st time right now. so if, if of course, western governments, german government would ease the licensing process, now this could be online, available for consumers in a couple of months or week weeks, or months. but she could, a geopolitical interests, are fighting against that. the u. s. has top and voice out. janice tongue has stepped down that's less than 2 months after the countries chaotic miniature withdrawal from the country and subsequent taliban takeover. it also comes as the u . s. inspected channel has reported a lunch and rest negation into the end of the americas diplomatic operations that across life i knew your correspondent caleb moore. been hello there, caleb. so, is there a surprise or maybe not so surprising for ye? i given b, the nature of the us withdrawal from afghanistan. sure,
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zach may callas vod who has been representing the united states when it comes to matters related to have ghana stan is set to resign. that was confirmed by us secretary of state antony blanket. he will be replaced by thomas west who is currently a deputy envoy in that position. now it's important to note that they'll make colors odd is a rather important figure and all the events that have gone on over the last couple years. he oversaw the negotiations with the taliban and cutter, and he also over saw what led to the agreement that was signed in doha, between the united states and the taliban. now he will be stepping down from what we understand. he plans to be soon sharing his thoughts on the process. now it's also important to note that this comes as reports indicate that the inspector general of the us state department will be investigating the manner in which the
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united states withdrew from afghanistan. it will be diana shaw, who is the current state department acting inspector general. she informed congress that she will be reviewing for things the special immigrant visa program. the afghans that were processed for refugee admission into the united states, the resettlement of those refugees and visa recipients and the emergency evacuation of the u. s embassy in cobble. now all of this is just continuing fall out from the widespread frustration with the manner in which the united states withdrew from afghanistan, whole world watch dead. afghans were dangling from planes, trying to flee the country. billions of dollars of military equipment was left behind in the country all leading up to the disastrous bombing that took place at the airport. and as there has been widespread frustration with the biden administration, not just among republicans,
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but also among democrats. there is going to be quite a bit of interest in what the inspector general determines in her investigation. are right, caleb moping that caleb, thank you very much indeed for that. and when i joined live by mid air, benjamin american, political activists and co founder of code, a pink dead. thank you very much indeed for joining us. so the binder registrations top envoy for august on has stepped down. how do you think this will affects the us? i'm going to phlegmatic relations. what can we expect? well the u. s. is obviously in a new phase in which it's trying to pretend that it can move forward to help the afghan people without touching the tale bond. and so what it's doing is raising the assets in the us banks over $9000000000.00. the world bank money for afghanistan and a trust fund, the i m f,
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which had $450000000.00 in special drawing right there was supposed to go to afghanistan. and all of this money is being stuffed. in the meantime, there is an economic collapse in afghanistan, which was so dependent on foreign money coming in. the banks have run out of cash. the workers in the health care system and the teachers are not getting paid. and there is a harsh winter coming up in which people will starve. and so i think the american people ought to be concerned not only about the chaos to exit, but what has happened since in the u. s. cutting off the funds that are not for the taliban government, therefore the afghan people and should be released. right. but meanwhile, are made colors, add a attributed his decision to a new phase and us out good policy. what do you think he meant by that? well, i think he thinks his time was done, he was supposed to negotiate an exit,
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he did that under the trump administration, and then under biden, so that was his job for all these years. now there will be another relationship, but it's unclear. i how this relationship would proceed. i think one of the most frustrating things for colleagues had was that the corrupt government in afghanistan that the u. s. had supported for all these years was unable to really come to the negotiating table and deal with the taliban. was unable to form a strong government that had popular support and was unable to use the uh well, the hundreds of millions of billions of dollars that the u. s. a port in to development in afghanistan. so i think the country is left in a very precarious position and sell made colors i wanted out. right. they, the state department is investigating the end of you as to political operations in
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afghanistan. what lessons do you think will blend from the past 2 months? unfortunately, i think the investigations will focus nary very narrowly on the exit itself, which was absolutely chaotic. will focus on things that need to be looked at, like the drone strike that killed a 10 people in the family, including 7 children. i will focus on why these special immigrant visas were not prepared beforehand and all those things are important to look at. but when are we going to look at what happened during 20 years of we're all the innocent people who were killed not just in one last drone strike, but throughout the 20 years. when are we going to look at and, and, and try to learn the lessons about invading and occupying other countries. and then i think there is the lesson of how do you leave when a country is dependent for the vast majority of its entire budget on foreign aid, how do you just pull the plug and not expect that there will be either
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a civil war or there will be a breeding ground for extremist groups like al qaeda and isis, or there will be mass starvation in mass migration, which will effect not only the neighboring communities but all of europe. so i would hope that it would not only be backward looking, but forward looking, but i, i don't have great confidence in that. i have madame benjamin american political activists and co founder of code pink, my dad. thank you very much indeed for that. thank you. and staying with america, i said, being tortured and held captive for 17 years. a pakistani national has finally been cleared for release from america has gone ton with a prison. however, being clear doesn't actually mean he walks free and it's so happening despite washington admitting that he should never, that he should never have been detained in the 1st place. marana gassett f explains
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mohammed rabbani is one of one of them obeys longest serving inmates 17 years and one month he has been locked up in get mo, by all accounts, innocent, never charged with any terror related offences. never brought to trial. once a taxi driver, his crime was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. on september, the 10th 2000 to pakistani authorities arrested 2 individuals believed to be half ankle and his driver outside the apartment complex. by september, the 11th 2002, it was determined that an individual named mohammed are mad girl, ambrose bonnie, all sinners, abu bader and his driver were arrested and not ass and go. the awful irony here is that the real her son, gall bin laden's messengers, he's known, who rabbani was mistaken for was captured and handed over to the cia in 2004.
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he was later released in 2007 went back to his old ways and was killed in a drone strike. and still mohammed rabbi the is serving some one else's time in guantanamo the years and the president came and went. they admitted that the arrest was a case of mistaken identity, and yet he is still there. guantanamo is all about lies, hypocrisy and broken promises. they promised me that they might let me out for a view of my detention, but that came to nothing. you can almost track his tragedy in released cia and pentagon documents. he was initially tortured at the sole pit and atoria see i jail in afghanistan where terrible things were done to inmates to extract confessions rabbani was allegedly identified as the man mentioned and several cia torture memos who was hung by his wrists in arm chains and who attempted to amputate his own
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hands to stop the pain being cleared for released may be a personal victory for him, but in practice, in bond on them obey. that doesn't mean anything. one of my clients hems hotel california. it me, you can check out, but you can never leave for men or soother though they were cleared over 10 years ago. but at least we're now going to be arguing about when he should go home, rather than whether what little joy and hope there is to be had. this is knowing that he has a son waiting for him. a son who was born after his arrest and about whom he only found out when the boy was 6 years old. just imagine life would be like for your family without your father. just imagine what it would be like if your father was a cantino. how could they ruin 20 years of someone's life? there is no way of knowing when the e for a body will be released and what he will make of a world of
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a life that he was deprived of by mistake. the scholars from top to the, the trauma, from long years of isolation, the stigma of being a guantanamo inmates will always stay with her body. as will memories of war. and para's churning must phyllis, military bureaucratic machine that he would upon realizing its mistake, took years to correct it. a former co leader of google's ethical ai research team has accused the tech john to ramp and surveillance, and of specifically targeting ethnic minorities. to me a brew left google last shish says, sure was fine for ryan osco, exposing racism and the tech trans ongoing as algorithms. google though and sis, she herself resigned. gabor's spoke to alex, he's going underground program and were airing the full interview throughout the day. and he is a preview. what is on ethical ai?
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there's lots of a sudden, i think, all right, a lot of of a p i that sell automate automated issue and that is tools. we showed that they were much at their they had much higher error rates for darker skinned women than lighter skinned men. this is with ignition. yeah. yeah. and that spurred a lot of movement because a lot of people have been worried about surveillance related technology anyway. so that spurred a lot of movement to ban some of these at the use of some of these technologies by law enforcement. ah, because they're mostly used to surveil a lot of marginalized communities. and so for me, that's an ethical, a palestinian. he wrote good morning on facebook and it was translated to attack them and people didn't even see the initial didn't check to see what he initially
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wrote. they wrote, they saw the translation and they arrested him. so this was a google translate era. this was, this was a facebook translate and for the underlying technology of large language, they all use large language models. so what we were saying was sometimes when you have machine translation, you get these cues when you have, when, when you have errors, right? you can see that the grammar is not quite right. you can see that something is wrong. but with these large language models, you can have something that sound so fluent and coherent, and it's completely wrong. so you only with these companies. but why would these companies moving, there's no malice, there is a mistake in the algorithm. and in the, in the software engineering, why would they seek to minimize the publicity given to papers that showed these areas so that they could, i went in. i would disagree that there is no malice, these large language models fume
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a lot of compute only the people would these kinds of huge compute powers are going to be able to use these large language models. and that leads to what we talked about as being environmental, racism, that people who benefit from large language models are not the people who are paying the cost. ah, some of the biggest chunk military trills in recent years have kicked off in the republic of the trickiest on the part of this. he has planned exercises by the collective security trees. how would i station the location for the drills on the contract? gang border was no coincidence with the region still tense. in light of recent events in afghanistan, reporting from the scene. he is also, he's a garage, donald, some 4000 troops, 500 military vehicles, and 6 nations all participating in day one of what expected to become. one of the
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most impressive and large scale military drills taking place here in the steps of a country that is sharing a more than a 1000 kilometer long border with garrison. tajikistan is a former soviet republic, now operating under the umbrella of the collective security treaty organization, a russia lead military alliance. the war games there will span out over the course of the week. ahead. and while the 1st day has been quiet, there's plenty of action to come. certainly, judging by previous drills, the location for the games. just 8 kilometers away from the border with of canister is not a coincidence. when the taliban grabbed power in cobble things got tense on this
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side of the border. when islamic state started to take advantage of the power vacuum, it got even more serious. general do not show away from openly saying who the show is for. which in your miss and the location for the drills has been chosen according to the practical tasks, the armies have to do. we choose with several rules in mind. firstly, we go by the logic, the more you sweat and piece, the less you bleed in was creating realistic conditions on drills, health armies to prepare for the real action of the real sites under the real conditions. it's a situation that's going to need some heavy duty. whoo gaming. and sure enough, over the next few days, pretty much all you'll hear here is the sound of every kind of gunfire imaginable. i'm a gosh darn of reporting from tajikistan party that he's here. the santa john as the more in 30 minutes south next announcing to national is the con stock. and for our he came years and renegade incorporated
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ah hello and welcome to cross talk. we're all things considered. i'm peter level. there are growing indications that washington isn't finished with afghanistan just yet. military involvement has come to an end, but not engagement. also, we were told there is an energy crisis. maybe this is part of the great reset. ah. to discuss these issues and more, i'm joined by my guess, marcus papadopoulos in london, he's a historian, analyst, and author of the book arise, receive the return of russia to world politics and implements. we have patrick huntington is the editor and founder of the 21st century wire dot com. originally crossed up rules and the fact that means you can jump anytime you want. and i would appreciate it again. its are out with marcus ever since the arctic withdrawal from


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