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ah, ah, top store is this our only chrome? the new cobit strain discovered in south africa present a high risk globally. the w h o says that it spreads around the world with nations . now counseling flights and even keeping the fully vaccinated in isolation leaked documents suggests germany tried to pressure the us not to flap sanctions on north stream to as berlin wall. washington shouldn't sanction allies and shot lifting and vandalism as the festive season begins. flash mob and smash and grab robberies, put us authorities to the test. ah. are good to happy with his life for moscow. this is our t internationals. world news at 10 with me called embry. first than on may crohn. it's causing havoc around the world. the new coven mutation,
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it's been highlighted as a variance of concern by the world health organization. and it's already been detected in multiple countries. there are also fears that it's highly contagious, and even people who are fully vaccinated could easily get it. nations have begun. closing that borders to curb it's spread. the 1st images of the new strain originally detected in south africa had been published by italian researches on the right is on a chrome and on the left the delta very in the red area is showing it has many more mutations this time round. and that means that the virus has further adapted, but it's not yet clear. if that means it's more dangerous. meanwhile, some vaccine developers have already stepped in to say that they're ready to provide modified jabs to fight the new strain, the producers of russia. sputnik v vaccine say they're working on a new shot and can provide several 100000000 booster doses by february if needed. i comes as pfizer says, it'll make a new version within a 100 days if the new variant proves to be resistance to their current job. however,
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both developers believe that their current vaccines should already be effective against the emerging strain. but as governments figuring out their response plans, many people have found themselves stranded in south africa and mid newly imposed travel bands. artist paula slayer reports from johannesburg, apple lation, desperation, aspiration and anger. these are just some of the emotions that people here in south africa are experiencing. i'm hearing on of a tambo important one, is that this is the main international airport in south africa. and as you can see, the airport is practically deserted. a far cry from the scenes we saw just a short time ago when thousands of people were arriving here disk. but to get on any available flight, often announcement was made that most international travel in and out of african states was being implemented. that announcement came as a complete surprise. you had people that were waiting boarded that was sitting on
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planes about to take hope that they had to do some bach. you had people that were waiting in the skies flying that had to turn around and come back. the situation such is that you now have tens of thousands of people who are stranded here in south africa. people who need to get back to jobs and families. and at the same time, you have so many people abroad, many of them, south africans desperate to get into the country. many of them have not been able to visit for at least 2 years. and they have loved ones, some of whom are sick, some of whom are elderly, here in the country, and waiting to see them. i said to them, okay, i'm coming to check in. will i be able to get home? i'm only going 15 days to my mother and she started the computer interested. all the flat for december had been cancelled. so if you go, you can get back. and if you get back, you're going to total parenting for 2 weeks and i've got 2 boys and i just knew that i, i actually had to knock for their flat, and i was devastated and heartbroken. i've got double vaccinated, i've got
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a booster shot. i had all the documentation, i could have got on the flight and they would have taken me to south africa backs, australia closed the borders so that they wouldn't allow anybody to come back into the country. and so i kind of feels excessive and i feel very sudden, but i feel lack there of the information that's making them really concerned. just in a few days. everythings for getting changed. i was out, i got a message from a friend. i'm checking the news and then more and more news updates had to keep checking, not knowing what would happen. and then within 3 days, i mean it's all just completely changed and there's no way that i can go, i've been vaccinated 3 times. so i am as vaccinate as to be, it wouldn't make any difference. i do congratulate the, well, the leaders for taking such quick action. but i do think that they really need to be properly informed before making decisions that really affect the lives of so many people. the prices for the few remaining flights out of here have skyrocketed
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as has the cost of mandatory cova testing. now, the international community is very cognizant of the fact that as many as 7 out of 10 south africans have not been vaccinated. and this is partly because they're not enough vaccines in the country. and also because many south africans are worried about the long term effects of the vaccines that are on the market. now, south african scientists have been very vocal in saying that they were the 1st to come forward and be transparent about this new variant that has been found. they just, it's not a south african variant and that it is elsewhere in the global community that instead of being applauded, south africa has now been push on the blacklist policy r t, johannesburg, south africa, meantime, and adviser to the italian health authorities says that current preventative measures are only having a limited impact on the district. this could be a reality for years to come. me, well, you case re introducing quarantine and a government mandated hotel for people coming from south africa and the british
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health. secretary also believes that cobit is going to be with us in some form forever. we will have to learn to live with cove and we will never defeat it. we have to learn to live with it. we have to learn to live with it as we have learned to live with flu. of course it is not flu dad, you know, we need to learn more about the cases of, of new come, have already been discovered in germany in belgium, the czech republic. and there are at least 13 cases in the netherlands that came after a flight of individuals came in from south africa. now, in a separate development, dutch police had to read a plane just before it was about to take off. after it emerged that 2 of the passengers on board had been in a quarantine hotel and had escaped from that desperately trying to leave the netherlands to try and get home as that panic is spreading. it turns out that the quarantine hotel that they had escaped from they were individuals who had presented
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with the omnicom strange, you really get a sense of just how scared people are at the moment. some individuals are now facing lengthy stays in quarantines, which are incredibly costly. particularly in the u. k. for me there is just no ways i can afford 50000 rand, which is equivalent to 2 and a half 1000 pounds to be in a hotel in london when my home is around the corner. and, and i live on my own way, i can self oscillate, and secondly, with the job that i was meant to start. if i'm now i'm starting approximately 3 weeks later, which means i'm 3 weeks without seller, which is basic. i've worked it out which is basically my rent money for the month. i'm a british citizen, i've lived there for 23 years. i have to find a way the government has to do something about the hotel quarantine and people are up in all that good government can make these rulings and then expect the citizens to pay for it. you know, for those who were fully faxed,
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as we heard from those individuals facing problems from south africa, they really thought that perhaps this pandemic was about to be over, at least for them, because they'd followed all of the guidance. they've done everything that they were asked to have done. so this must be coming now as a bit of cold shower, for people in europe to realizing that having 2 or 3 jobs just isn't enough. when we faced these new strains that we know so little about in france, the french health ministers resigned to the fact that omnicom will be found here and says that the government needs more time to look at it. they don't use if you don't know if they'll need to you since it's circulating in the u. k. italy, in belgium, it's probable that there is a case in circulation. and france researchers are looking at whether vaccines must be modified, but it's too early to say, since it was only discovered a few days ago. scientists who i spoke with on the telephone yesterday, including internationally say we need a period of around 10 days to no war. meanwhile, the ministers,
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the health ministers from the g 7 countries will meet later on monday to discuss this new variant and how it possibly can be tackled at the same time as the experts are really left in a situation with a race to understand exactly what this mutation means and what that means for the a fight for the end of this pandemic. one of the 1st countries to ramp up restrictions is israel, which is closed its borders to old, foreigners. earlier we spoke with israel's former un representative who says the measures unnecessary burden because they're simply not enough known yet about the new strain. i think maybe it was too much, but it's better to be on the safe side when you deal with new variance and we don't have the data. but i hope that, you know, within 2 weeks time will be able to open our borders. you know, if you divide open everything up and stones more events. so i think you know, the precocious because we don't know exactly about the value we have cases actually
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. now we have 2 cases of confirmed the only quan variant you need well that's why the government didn't do acting very, very fast. and to close the borders to the allow only lady to come in and those off to run for 3. dave, even though we haven't seen the base, you know, whether we should use the, acknowledging it to actually one of those that carry the very end, you know, we have it or should the 2 people that's the baited and that will go to the show again. so actually as we speak, the government decided to we initiate that policy, but only 2 people who were confirmed with that if i was, i don't know, had a few people, i hope it will be the number. but i'm not sure the policy will be because the latter we sentiment so that policy empowerment and in the public, you know, he'd impossible to set down all the flights worldwide. we can do that every time the, the new variance coming out. but the yes, i think we should,
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they want you to carefully learn how to deal with that and we would expect the public to be patient about it to cooperate with the guidelines. the effects traffic in trial of british socialized gala maxwell is beginning in new york. she's accused of grooming underage girls for the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein, who died in prison in 2019. i'll teach john how the reports from outside the courthouse. 15 on year old and gillen maxwell has been in jail nearly 17 months since being charged with several counts of federal charges, including the sex trafficking of miners. now prosecutors including by the way, maureen, coney, who is the daughter a former f b. i director james comey, she's among the federal prosecutors on the team. they maintain that melts maxwell essentially help recruit and groom young women some as young as the 14 years of age to essentially perform sexual acts and massages, that kind of thing on disgraced and now deceased financier, jeffrey epstein,
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while also according to a number of the victims of via ledger victims, in the case providing them tab seeing circle of wealthy and powerful friends among the names that had come out as we reported quite extensively. prince andrew, the duke of your car, former new mexico governor, bill richard, also famous side defense attorney allen dirty with all of whom have denied the allegations leveled against them. the alleged victims, several of whom are here today at the court house, and other witnesses will reportedly testify under pseudonyms, but their identities will be revealed to the jury's. however, over the several years of this, the identity of those victims have come forward. we do know some of the most prominent ones, virginia roberts, frey monk, several others. now, maxwell has played not guilty to the charges against her arguing along with her defense team that she's essentially being scapegoat. and that she was being used as a pond by geoffrey epstein. i had seen, of course, was found dead in his presence in his jail cell. shortly after his arrest back in
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august 2019. and by the way, myself and one of my friends photographers was one of the last journalists actually on at think notorious island in the, in the u. s. virgin islands before his death. now, city medical examiner here, new york said, died by suicide by hanging as the jury basically, the jury's been picked and their civil questions really calling about the trial among them. will gillan maxwell testify the case that's a very risky proposition by the tenant defense for many reasons. also will jury see, and what we're hearing is that the answers, yes. prosecutors will bring possible evidence from the quote unquote little black book that maxwell had. and also that epstein had of all the basically the names the numbers and contacts, including those wealthy and powerful friends. as i mentioned now, judge alison nathan, who has presided over many other high profile cases here, and has also been nominated for the circuit court of appeals by president biden,
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which is next step, one step from the u. s. supreme court. she's already ruled against maxwell several times in maxwell's bid for bail sank, agreeing with prosecutors that she is a possible flight risk. now, the trial is expected to last, at least 66 weeks. so that would stretch it basically through christmas. try christmas here in the united states at the same court house by the way, where other high profile defendants had been including my boss, john gotti, and bernie made off. so this is day one of a very followed a trial. and then of course, a case that we've talked about, that's me, national and international headlines. county not you can that's go live now to legal media and lifeline. oh, hi there. if maxwell takes the stand south naming names, who should be where the most hello line. oh, can you hear me go? sounds like we've called vision, but we haven't got any sound to be able to talk to law. know hopefully we'll chat
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to him a little bit later because he's on his to specialties. so we'll move on then in a new leak, the document suggests that berlin tried to pressure washington not to impose sanctions of an old stream to the gym of foreign ministries. also born the u. s. that sanctions against the new gas pipeline from russia damaged transatlantic unity . the eagle shot off now reports while germany has outright confirmed that it has reached out to some us officials to some years, senators, in a bit to discourage them from imposing new more sanctions on the nord stream to gas pipeline that runs all the way from russia and into germany, the confirmation came in a response to a question too, from a journalist with ortiz, roughly video agency have a lesson less if there is a document suggesting that the german government urge members of the u. s. congress not to impose sanctions on the node stream to pipeline because this new would undermine us credibility and damage trans, atlantic alliance. unity would you confirm the german federal government's efforts
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to counter the sanctions. i can see the departmental chiefs of both the foreign and economics and technology ministries visited washington d. c. recently, and conducted fruitful negotiations with representatives of the u. s. government and congress. we are continuing incense coordination of efforts with the u. s. have ministration on the implementation of a joint statement on nordstrom to we regularly exchange of views on the subject on many levels. our position in regard to sanctions is well known, were categorically against any sanctions against allies. so they should not surprise anyone to have a car while germany could become one of the main benefactors from nordstrom to gas pipeline, becoming operational. in fact, it could help the whole of the e u, you know, deal with the energy crisis. but according to the german ambassador in ukraine, nod stream to gas pipeline is still at least 6 months away from that. now the whole
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construction has been hampered by some fierce opposition coming from the u. s. that has been slapping sanctions on various companies involved in the construction of the pipeline and coming from ukraine as well. see a huge chunk over rushes, gas gets into europe through caves pipeline. so now with a new, a modern pipeline in place, kia fears that had services will become obsolete that's despite pris, repeated assurance is coming from both germany and the russian president vladimir putin. that nord stream to will not be turned into an economic weapon. a wave of smash and grab robbery, shook the u. s. during the thanksgiving holiday and the weekends, black friday, sales with many pointing out that the police seem to be overwhelmed with the level of crime that erupted and with the christmas holidays just around the corner. now people are asking if the authorities can actually keep their city safe, where their hands apparently tied by new policies more on that next. from southgate, taylor,
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remember the days of good cop bad cop. while back on in case you missed the memo. now every cop is a batty. well we need to completely dismantled minneapolis. police department i i know often towards floyd's mad at people came for policing budgets were slashed, force was in no go stop and such was out. accountability was in. so where are we now? while the politicians who pulled the money plug, needing police departments high and dry, might feel safe from neg gated communities. but for the rest of america, well from coast to coast, from small towns to big cities, crime is on the rise one year and the biggest annual spike of homicides in 60 years later states. and now trying to fast track
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a return to the good old days of laura. in order to reverse the tide of arising crime, we need to stop deem demonizing and sabotaging the dedicated men and women who risked their lives every single day to keep the rest of us safe enough is enough. we cannot de fund the police. we need to refund the police. instead of less funding, we need more investment in public safety and a knife in the back of the democrat, lawmakers everywhere. almost 90 percent of marilyn's black voters back him. because if they have been most affected by fewer patrol cars in the neighbourhood, and this isn't a one off. this yet has seen a wave of pro police candidates be elected all across the country from liberal seattle to minneapolis. deed very place, george floyd died at the hands of
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a police officer. the list really does go on. it turns out that lol assess is not as exciting in real life as it is in the weston's. and for the democrats already terrified of a mid term bloodbath. this could be a death knell already blue republicans, the proud gun toting law and order party a polling 8 percent higher than democrats nationally. it's almost like voters have realized that it's one thing to shout to slogan, to make a gesture. it's another thing to come up with a real game plan. it does not present any sort of plan for what will come after. there is no specificity as to what services would provide what law enforcement would look like. what residents can expect. police might be back in demand, but it looks like too little too late. the usaa saying, record numbers of offices leaving the force and recruitment numbers away down despite all types of incentives to boost them. when you start treating those who
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hunt for criminals as the criminals themselves, then also willing to go out and take a bullet few, a lot of the competent people who would make good police offices, a refraining because they feel that they can go to prison for doing their job, 3, a police officer, you put your life in jeopardy. now some feel they're not protected. the criminals have more rights than police officers today. the careful what you wish for what started as a catchy slogan and a bid to be. now, with the vote has turned into a radical agenda that's been kind to criminals and cruel to the lawful i just returning then to the elaine maxwell trial that scott and away in new york, 6 weeks of testimony due to come out there and occasionally walks hearing let's go live now let's see if we can again talk to legal and media. and as lionel i began amy, this timeline, or what i asked you before, was if glen maxwell takes the stand on that little black book, the naming of names, who should be most worried?
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well, i'll let you decide of all of the names that are listed. if there is any criminal complicity, they are to be worry. but let me remind everyone that jeffrey epstein while he was alive, obviously in new york was the bell of the ball. he had parties in soirees and he invited every one from the media to networks to cy is in academia. so the fact that he has names of a lot of people up to and including ex prejudice in the light, in and of itself, is not the problem. what's going to be? the problem is, if gallon maxwell takes the stand, which i hope to god she does. but if she takes the stand and looks around and wonders to herself, why am i the only one on trial here? if they were to ask her, miss maxwell,
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is there anybody else that you think should be tried along with you? if indeed you're involved in some type of sex trafficking enterprises. and she would most probably say yes, the following people, irrespective of the black book, she's the linchpin. because she has been with him for a, for ever. she knows where all the bodies are buried, bad choice of words. but remember, there are also countless hours, a videotape, an audio tape, and hard drives of liaison with a variety of people that you could let your imagination run on that. where is that? so she's critical in answering a lot of questions above and beyond the and said black book on, in terms of how this trial is going to be directed over the next 6 weeks or so. the judge was a special assistant to democrat president barack obama,
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and she's already granted maxwell request to redact sensational and impure details from the media other concerns and over how the trial will now be directed then, or even over the judge's impartiality. well, this is federal judge in our federal court, rather in our system, we have state courts and federal and federal are most strict and federal courts do not allow cameras in the court room it's, it's far more i don't wanna say sterile. but for more surgical, what's going to be interesting to note, and what people are going to be looking specifically at is, how do they make their case that she groomed sexually abused and basically trafficked young women, some of them allegedly miners, when the evidence shows that she had at countless an applicant and people who wanted to work for this. i'll be in now criminal enterprise. she is
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going to say to the jury, i, i'm, i'm anticipating. i never traffic than anything. we never hunted women down, we never got captured them. we never held anybody against their will. this is not what people think of when they think of sex trafficking. and she is being charged with a rather obscure statute that goes back to the days where they, they prize. okay. and charlie chaplin and, and various stars for taking women across state lines for illicit purposes. it's an anti prostitution statue. so it's a very, it's going to be much tougher to pro. okay. than anything people realize it is or the next 6 weeks are going to be as troubling as they are telling, i guess of another line. ok, thanks for joining us. next and a major diplomatic snap, frances abruptly withdrawn. it's invitation to britain to major european talks. all
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migration, despite the deaths of dozens more migrants trying to cross the english channel. paris as the u. k is not doing enough to stop the record flows of asylum seekers. the bossy leg. thank you, dolphins. great britain has firstly to take its responsibilities and limit the economic attraction of its territory and allow a legal way for asylum request since they have to take their parts. and secondly, it needs to take on the smugglers will probably pursue a manual microns angry. at an open letter from boris johnson, which the president thinks shifts the blame for the migrant crisis to france. a moment 23000 migrants have tried to cross the english channel already this year, almost triple the number seen in 2020. the deaths of $27.00 asylum seekers last wednesday being described as one of the deadliest days since the crisis began. and despite from subbing britain that the talked brussels says cooperation is k, i think it's of the utmost importance that they give the highest priority to manage this difficult situation is important where the close of cooperation between member
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states and together with our agencies. it's also important to work of course closely together with the u. k. we have to prevent lives being lost. we have to prevent, ah, a chaos coming to our external borders. a life to the u. k. now and the european law professor francesco, it's auto welcome to r t a. it's france, right? that said the u. k, that's going to change its laws. if it wants to reduce the numbers of migrants reaching, it shows well at one level. yes, but the u. k. is changing its laws, it's introducing the a border bell so, but that'll take a while to come through. i think the real clue colonies. busy the announcements made this evening, the french prime minister will actually be sending a set of proposals to boris johnson. notice not the president of the republic mack home, but the prime minister and the proposals are going to be pretty clear. okay,
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france is going to double up it's efforts to, to control what's happening at frontier. but it's basically saying to britain, you can't dump these people back in europe. and that you actually have to seriously engage with legal ways of migrants coming into the you k. because most of them coming into france want to go into the u. k. to the french interior minister said the britain needs to open up more legal avenues for people to try and get to you can i think i heard one of the lords in the house of lords say similar things. the other day the britain has closed off all these opportunities, so no wonder people are taking the illegal option. and that's where the french was so upset at the 5th point in boris johnson's twitter latter negotiating stands that actually britain actually grounds. i think the french estimate, 80 percent of people who actually make it into britain the right to stay. but
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actually, by closing off and not making it possible, for example, the people who are already in the european union to go to the embassies of the states to see whether they can be processed that the french or even proposing the british officials come. i went to france to process these people, but the french are saying, look, the british are actually play a domestic political game. they are trying to sure out the idea that we got control of our frontier. so they're playing one game that, but actually, reality, they're doing something else. but and, and it's not just france, by the way, the friendship managed to say this would be an e u. u k agreement, not for it's not a bilateral thing. it's a, it's a, it's basically an e u at which, which just quickly that brings us on to the bay were, doesn't it? because before they were all in the, a you to be able to try and saw this out. and they never could have breaks it. complicated that or made things better for it. like, i think it's just exacerbated the problem, frankly, before breaks it. of course,
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i'm and forget the british position. it was always extremely difficult to agree with any you over quote, as the allocation of my grants that processing and so on. and we saw this on the polish frontier as an example, by the way, but clearly breaks it is not making any easier. why? because the united kingdom does not have an agreement with the rest of the europe on what to do with migrants who want to come to the u. k. so this is going to run and run calling. i think tomorrow will be very, very important to see exactly what the french are going to propose. if it's my public, of course, you have to follow. it may be last wednesday as asked about a focus on mind. doesn't seem to have done just so. yes. and professor is it so we have to leave that with thanks very much for joining us tonight from the book to talk to you. and you might.

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