live in abolished slavery long ago. ah ah, no longer than you can of democracy and perhaps never was a major international poll revealed startling thoughts on american image abroad, especially as most countries questions are taking part in a democracy summit hosted by united states. also this out of the us treasury threatens american journalist, hefty find that they work for certain publications. one author shares historic us treasury powers is a north of database, individual freelance journalist. i was like to stop that. some of them are stop right there. and even to give an interview like this one and in the u. k. reports claim members that the ruling conservatives have admitted to hosting a party in their westminster headquarters during lockdown last year is outrage
boils over a video where key members the parish. johnson's team jokingly imply. the similar christmas event was held in downing street just stays before me, while the number of countries registering the new armor kron strain of co, with more than double to 57. since last week, w ha talks to our take about the threat it poses. i'm really hopeful, but 1st to goal react, vaccines will work reasonably well. and secondly, that this doesn't prove to be a much nasty virus than the earliest rating. ah ha, you're watching out international work. she's gone 6th and evening. here in moscow, i more than a 100 nations are taking part in a democracy. some is over the next 2 days, hosted by the u. s. president joe biden. but ahead of the gathering thousands of
respondents from u. s. allied nations think that america is no longer a good example. more than 16000 people from 16 advanced economies took part in large scale research on america's image abroad. more than half of responds and stay, think us has lost his credibility as a leading democracy and almost a quarter say it's never been one. well, according to china, america is actually lowering the bar by dividing the world into who it thinks, all the good and the bad may probably go to the out the u. s. claims to be a champion of democracy and human rights, but has hit him. it's past and hypocrisy. today, the u. s. has no moral authority to judge whether the rest of the world is democratic or not, no matter how the u. s. glosses over itself, it's true, face of seeking how many under the guise democracy has long been exposed to the world. the so called summit for democracy. well, let me go down in history as a manipulator and sabotage of democracy. arising corruption that was in the u. s.
have also been on people's minds recently, and president biden's own son has been mired in scandals for more about what else is apparently incompatible with democrats value, says ortiz calibre, the u. s. government sponsored summit for democracy has already begun. joe biden is presenting it as his glorious call to spread freedom and human rights around the world. in the lead up to it, a national anti corruption program was announced. our real estate markets are at risk of becoming a safe haven for criminals collette to crafts and others, seeking to pock corrupt profits by the planners say that money laundering the of the sale of paintings is very hard to regulate. this is something the white house may be very familiar with. joe biden's, son hunter biden has just discovered some artistic talent. his paintings have sold for half a $1000000.00, not bad for someone who just started painting. although not everyone is impressed.
the 3rd painting you may recognize this name is a 100 biden. now you may think that such an exclusive of that, that 100 binders in such exclusive company that he would have a background, you know, artistic training for example. but you would be wrong if you thought that or perhaps that he has been selling his works for years. and again, unfortunately, you would be wrong. this is not just a hunter buying story. it is a bite and family story and it's corrupt. and they're basically thumbing their noses at, at, at everybody because nobody seems to want to hold him into account. hunter biden is a jack of all trades. it would seem, he got paid $50000.00 a month by bruce ma holdings, a company in ukraine. even though he had never worked before in the gas and oil sector, and some people looked into this and thought maybe his father got him the gig and that does not exactly wreak of squeaking clean politics. however, papa biden has always denied any foul play. we have great confidence in our son. i
am not concerned about any accusations been made against him. it's used to get to me. under biden, also owns 10 percent of the chinese investment company, known as b h. r. though he now announces he intends to sell is steak. when asked to clarify the relationship gen saki, the white house spokesperson didn't have much to say. the president son is not an employee at the federal government. so at point to his representatives, joe biden just recently gave quite a bit of good publicity to protera electric bust company. now it just so happens that jennifer granholm, who he appointed as secretary of energy, is a major shareholder. given that status the up to $5000000.00 in value of investment, the secretary granholm continues to hold him prosser ink, his position to increase in lights for personal, unsubstantial involvement in an aggressive, wide ranging on tireless public relations campaign. to promote electric vehicles, batteries on charging infrastructure with jo biden's,
democracy extravaganza kicking off. it's worth noting that recent polling data shows very few. thank you. as democracy sets a good example, we decided to ask americans how they view their national leaders. do you think the american political lead is corrupt? sometimes not always. it depends on who the candidate is in which party you support . yeah. well, they're all serving their own self interest. and then on the american interest, american people's interests at heart. do you believe the corruption allegations against hunter biden? yes. if you read the news and you listened to see in an you'll see how biden jess did everything to cover up for a son. if there were more open about it and actually investigating it and found that there was nothing, then i'd okay, i'd be fine with that. but the fact that they're hiding everything makes me more suspicious. lots of big talk from the biden administration about fighting corruption around the world. but perhaps they should take a look a little closer to home caleb bobbin r t new york. what george simoli from
a london base thing tank on international affairs does say that the sudden buzz around corruption is just another to, to control of the countries. the southern re occupation with corruption is the way for. busy the united states to control other countries and particular control. busy financial transactions, and this is a piece with the democracy summit, the united states government is now under the control, joseph biden. and his department of justice is treasury department all take the from the president. and then i'm going to investigate from the by many more than maybe investigated by all of this time, by national transaction, southern extremes, success as an office. and remember, the abiding,
announced what was the sometime in the fall. busy of 2020. i think that well, he's been told that he's under investigation by the federal government. well, time is the last and this investigation is obviously going nowhere. me, mon, american journalist being threatened with massive fines if they work for what are perceived to be the wrong publications to contributors to a site called the strategic culture foundation have received stern warnings from the us treasury. this letter was sent to daniela's, and also michael of anchor, who are both new york based jer listed does say the s c, f is on the list of band organizations, accused of election meddling, and the us citizens who engage in transactions with the foundation are liable to fines of at least $300000.00 doesn't shed his own experience with us. it was a warning regarding future articles. so essentially, if i write for the, for i find gate and any kind of transaction, which i assume means any,
an exchange of money. i could be had with massive fines that were completely destroy my finances. so i was taken aback. i was, you know, concerned certainly, but actually i stopped writing for se yes. since the previous, you know, of 4 or 5 months earlier. so i didn't feel personally threatened, but others who, who want to continue writing for the f works dreamily frightened fair. they have all stopped writing for the site because really there's just, it's, you know, it's impossible to, to battle the us treasury in this kind of case. the us treasury is power is, is, is enormous. and that of a, of an individual freelance journalist is microscopic that some of them are so frightened, they're unwilling even to give interviews like this one. so you know, so this is what it's showing effect means they're, they're unwilling to write and they're unwilling even to talk about why they, why they're too afraid to write well, the threat to make up part of
a targeted sanctions campaign announced by the treasury secretary back in april, treasury will target russian leaders, officials intelligence services and their proxies that attempt to interfere in the us electro process or so bertie as democracy. this is the start of a new us campaign against russian line behavior, where the u. s. government claims the strategic culture foundation is controlled by russia's foreign intelligence agency, the s p r, and it's also linked to the russian foreign ministry. the foundation denies this so and calls itself a research platform on your asian global affairs. we've contact the cf to get a further response. the claims ross are waiting to to hear back from the us treasury ma let you know we're when we get an answer. doesn't result. meanwhile, says a dangerous precedent has been set. i think of the that the at the s c f, the foundation hosts honest journalism. even though out i don't, don't agree with much of it. this is,
this is serious work by serious. ready journalists and that as a supporter of a free speech and a free press, i believe that readers should have access to this. ready kind of stuff and, and yet if the u. s. government is trying to close it down and therefore trying to stop information, which is usually at variance with official us policy. from reaching from reaching audiences, including audiences in the us, to stop journalists from writing for these kinds of websites as a new step. and i think that and i was surprised because because the united states, in fact has a very good track record on when it comes to a free press. i mean, in america, we could say anything we want. yeah, i can write that with the most outrageous things about george w bush or joe biden, and not have to worry for a moment about a, the search secret police crashing through my door. but now things may be changing
slightly, and it doesn't or go well. okay, well let's turn to the u. k. no, because as far as johnson denies dining street staff party last year during a strict national lockdown senior members of the conservative party, reportedly now admit to hosting a separate similar event, also disregarding and t k with measures. so let's go to london, to speak with our correspondent, the shadow, especially for the latest and shadowy a good evening, or johnson under a lot of pressure. tell us more than about these, this latest admission. well, things have unfold as much like as much as the nation would have really expect it to be honest, more and more revelations and allegations of gatherings and christmas parties. in fact, as around 6 in speculation at the moment. now the conservative party has reportedly admitted at least one party took place last december on december. the 14th,
when the prime minister was hang the rest of the country to think very carefully about what you do and how you can protect others. therefore, please do follow the rules. obviously though, the big one in question is the party the allegedly took place on december. the 18th, where there was a wine and cheese board, even a secret santa, which word insinuate that this was a pre planned event. even though the restrictions at the time were no end or mixing with any other households. now, boys johnson is accused of lying and trying to cover a top. but the leader of the opposition says the prime minister and his party have been caught right hand it they knew there was a party. thank you. it was against the rules. they knew they couldn't admit it. and they thought it was funny. prime minister has been called right time. why does me envy investigation right now? but just admitting it, i been repeatedly assured i probably indignation
that there is a risk of doing a great a grave injustice to people who frankly, obeying the rules of speaker, the prime minister, the government spent the week telling the british public. there was no party. all guidance was followed completely. millions of people now think the prime minister was taking them for fools. well as the prime minister, taking the public for full because the reality of it really is the very fact that the next day christmas was cancelled. that was the announcement from the government, meaning that people couldn't even go and visit people they love in hospitals. what's worse though, for the public with all of this is not just the fact that the government may not been following their own rules, which is bad enough. but the very fact that people in government with law thing and mocking about this situation as a leak video, showed a former press secretary to the prime minister law thing. when being asked about
this so called downing street party. now she lost about 6 hours from when the video 1st started circulating just yesterday, earlier in the week with back to by our press coverage on the matter before officially resigning in a very teary resignation. she recognizes, i'm at home is fictional policy was a business meeting. i mean, it was not associated well, she has become the 1st casualty of this soccer, but we can easily expect more, especially as the police are now weighing in and potentially will be launching an official investigation into this matter. but will that be disciplinary action? we're already seeing the debate moving into what constitutes a party. who was that that would really make somewhat of a difference in what is the nature of the gathering. so this isn't the last. we hear of it by any stretch of the imagination. but as the saga was all unfolding,
just yesterday, in the midst of it, the government decided to announce the restrictions, the new restrictions plan. b, meaning mosques are backer, back as being mandatory and public spaces working from home is now advise and caught, proven. possibles will be enforced in large scale events, but the timing of this announcement seemed far to all viewers as a distraction. but 1st johnson insist, it wasn't one people say that um we're sort of making this announcement to, to coincide with events in, in politics. well, actually i imagine if this step were to have been delayed or because of a political or events, one kind or another, what would people say then you got to act to protect public health? well, he says it's not a dead cat strategy, but it really feels like here in the united kingdom is the prime minister,
paris li, close to losing the last of his 9 lives. ok, sherry will, thanks for that. bizarre t sir. shandey edwards dashti reporting from london can across sat now at live t, the former london mac and livingston, to get his thoughts on at what's happening in the u. k. at the moment under a very good evening. she. mr. livingston, thanks for time this evening. um firstly, g, think boris johnson can survive this. there have been calls for his resignation. he has survived a lot during his reign. but is this one step too far for him to think? what his opinion poll ratings are down and it's beginning to look as though labor can when the next election. so a lot of i'm back bench conservative empties and i'm members who's government army starting to think we've got to get rid of him. and i me, i fought him in 2 elections from their london and he's the most dishonest politician i've ever come across. he just lives and lies all the time. i don't think he's really a politician. i think he just wants be
a famous celebrity. he should are going to show business. it's clear to a lot of people, isn't it? and we can, that parties did take place. and yet, this is something that boris johnson is refusing to accept this call from investigation. why doesn't he just admit it? wasn't he just cut his losses now and say okay, something did happen? well, i think i have said it's mostly some of these policies that cameras. i've seen him law more than any other politician. i know, but he's also in a real problem. our police are fining people who've had part is like posted. so they're now caught up they, they don't seem to want to get involved in taking him to court and finding him. but he's actually put himself and his son position because all over my country here, people are stuck at home. i mean, they're isolated and then they see this prime minister organizing all these ridiculous changes. parties i've been told they mustn't do. and of course, that's making a lot of anger. so i do think that there's
a real prospect he might be pushed out of office by his own employees. we've seen before that haven't we, in previous loc dan's previous coming devices where there's dominic come in. so i think it was one of the health experts knew ferguson. they all broke locked down rules and yet for us, johnson survived the conservative survived. well, why should this particular issue be any different or is it just the timing g? think one thing is he's been in office for some time now and he's alienating more and more people. people want to see a prime minister who's in dialing street because they want to make life better for the whole country. not just to look after himself for promoting yourself and get nice enrich and all of that. and as i said earlier, i don't see bonuses real politician. i just want to see a famous celebrity and very well off. he says, no clear political strategy. we read last country in europe,
going to lockdown. we had fountains more, di, because his failure to tackle this crisis really early, which is what a good politician should do. you think it's in his nature to step down? would you expect him to hang on to the last how you clearly want to hang on as long as he can? he goes so very good, saturday downing street. and it does mean your national figure, but the pressure is building up and as i say, his opinion polling is going down. i think if there was a snap election now i the next prime is to be kissed alma mentioned, we mentioned earlier, kemi talked about the problems of policing, these locked down rules. this obviously is committed by time in the finance to plan be the new rules that they want people to follow. i mean a lot of public trust though has been lost over this. do you think? i mean what, what we see over the coming weeks are people going to follow these new rules, or will people just effectively say, turn those up and say, well,
if it's good enough for you is good enough for us? well, there will be a lot of people who do do that. they'll have their own private little part isn't strong because i think it's a prime minister can do this. why can't wait? but i think the vast majority of people in britain are aware of just how dangerous based viruses and they don't want to put their lives at risk or the lives of their partners or their parents. okay, can we're going to leave it deb, it's very good to tell you this evening that was a formal under met ken livingston. thanks for your time. okay, we're going to take a quick break. we're back with monique and see me. ah. ah.
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ah, hello again, i, the number of countries where the new covey that variant omicron is registered has more than doubled in just over a week. the world health organization does say that the strain has been found in 57 countries so far and new policies are being introduced. i with is that the rate of hospitalizations could rise while we ask w. i chose special envoy on cove id for his perspective on the very people do not understand enough about this paris. nobody knows for sure how nasty omicron is that there's information coming through that it's, it's not too awful. ready and this is good, but it takes time to sort these things out and we're in a kind of odds on stage at the moment where we're waiting for the results of the research. what i want to say is everybody keep doing the stuff that you know what to do, even if you're bored
a bit. and sooner or later we'll find out how bad only cronies, some companies saying they're vaccines will work. other saying they going to need a booster for them to be effective. all this will come clear usually takes about 4 weeks, and i anticipate that will happen, but privately inside my. so just because you asked me, i'm really hopeful that 1st of all, the acts vaccines will work reasonably well. and secondly, that this doesn't prove to be a much nasty virus than the earliest trains. i've been involved in controlling disease outbreaks and panics. since 2005, that's quite a few years. the one thing i've learned try never to force people to do things through various incentives like fines or even nastier things. mandates are a last resort and the use of vaccines in children
is because they did thought that vaccination will help to reduce circulation of the barrison children. but right now, the world health organization sticks with its recommendation that vaccines should be used for people who were at risk of severe illness and death. there are still an awful lot of susceptible people around even when you've got 70 percent vaccination coverage than this. ah, hi, right of, of cases is being driven by the sector bulls. secondly, there does seem to be a capacity for the borrowers to re infect people, especially if it is some months since they either had their previous infection or had their immunization. the protection doesn't last for life, it wears off. so that's i think, the reason why we're doing the spikes,
even though it's high vaccination drains. foreign minister says that here that it is ready to talk to moscow, make concessions to secure pace, but wound the country will not compromise on fundamental. national issues will come and stay come after russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said that negotiations with the country had stalled and accused it of massing troops in it ceased. our car correspondent, dan hawkins, has more well at 7 of the tensions are at their worst points in many months. the conflict in the mass is a frozen one with regular flare ups and as a result, casualties both military and civilian on both sides of the mall cation line. it is now a focal point for global attention, especially given the meeting between president supposed and, and board and just yesterday on the subject on today's announcement by the foreign ministry spokesman murray as a kind of a, it's certainly no cause for optimism. she mentioned that not only had talks stalled,
which implied they could be restarted. the woods used were, the things had reached a dead end. and that's especially concerning, given these latest announcements about village troup filled up. this is what you have to say. i want, if i needed you to me or negotiations entered a peaceful settlement, having told a special o s, the monitoring mission recourse that keith is transferring troops and heavy arms, including artillery and armored vehicles to the eastern border. well, to put this into context, this is come, i made multiple accusations from both sides and what i say, both sides, i mean, accusations leveled at russia. that is a massive troops on its western border in preparation for hostile actions against ukraine, with russian officials denying the saying that any troop movements on its territory on its own borders are simply a response to hostile elections and troop bill up from nato on the russian border and now the ukrainian side has been accused of the same thing as we said earlier, moving heavy artillery tanks to that key demarcation line between ukraine and those
breakaway regions. and while no open conflict or cousin has occurred, this is of course, a great cause for concern because the minister agreements diminished protocols, prohibits both appointments of foreign troops in the break away region. and was the presence of heavy weaponry on either side on the location line, which is so fragile to hold both sides of the keys, each other breaching these agreements, both politically and militarily and provoking, threatening each other with these troop deployments. and this is of a concern because a lot here is at stake, 1st and foremost in human life civilians, as i said on both sides of the medication line, face daily danger from skirmishes between rebels and government troops. and 2nd, you politically, of course, because multiple actors and states are involved in this very tended situation. and any sudden movement by either side, which can be chatted as a hostile action, as some sort of thought of
a conflict could lead to global ramifications which go well beyond just this region . so the world be watching very closely what happens overcoming days and weeks. sand hawkins reporting that just coming up to half osx nevi moscow. how that brings you up to date, back again at the top. mm. ah . with i have often said transparency for the powerful privacy for the bell. this case about privacy or people care about is power. julian hassan just become a symbol of the battle. the privacy information is power. that's what's going on in the world. a huge struggle with governments and corporations to want to keep
information secret and others who the democratic rights should be pushed forward. and people have a right to know what their minds are doing. watch how assange helped shift the conversation around transparency and see what the battle has done to him. i feel like julie's life might be coming to an end. we are in a conflict situation with the law, just most powerful employer. in such a situation, it's remarkable to survive. oh hi, i'm max taiser. this is the kaiser report. i've just heard a new phrase, global stilling. what is.