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and maybe, maybe i'm maybe with can i our new german language channel, our t d. e is embroiled in a legal dispute as europe's media regulator, questions it's broadcast license ortiz management stresses the license was obtained and full compliance with european law. russia publishes a list of proposals to nato, for maintaining security with the countries deputy foreign minister saying the bill . the ball is now in the alliance's court when it comes to de escalation. also we dig into disturbing revelations that the manchester arena suicide bomber had links
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to a former nato soldier turned terrorist ah, oh, it's too i am here in moscow and you're watching or to international. my name's donald quarter. welcome to the program. are brand new sister channel r t d e has been accused of not having the necessary documentation to broadcast in germany. r t management has responded saying its license was quote obtained in accordance with all applicable european laws and regulations, and official for the european media watchdog had some ominous words for the new channel. the license must be issued in germany and the application must also be filed here. first of all, this is a real irritant, and we will take care of it some context here. the new channel was taken off you tube the very day it was launched on thursday. technically there is no connection
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between that and the german t v broadcast dispute. but as you can see, it's been a rocky start for our 28th. earlier, my colleague union o'neill spoke to ortiz, deputy editor in chief and head of communications on a belkin um, she explained what the disagreement is all about just to start. but what is the head of the european regulator can complaining if i in particular? well, 1st of all, this was a very interesting interview, very interesting comments that we saw him give where he called the r t d. essentially a pesky little nuisance that is going to be taken care of. so that is some interesting language there right off the bat. but the crux of the issue is that in his view, we have no business broadcasting in germany. he is claiming incorrectly that our t v news channel is actually based in berlin, when in fact,
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it is based in moscow, quite literally down the hall from, from the studio. and the news programs are coming out here being filmed here, edited put on the air and so forth. and they are, they are doing got via a license through in other countries, serbia, through another european life and are in full right to broadcast across all of europe. including in germany, various media outlets authorities in germany are saying there's an issue, but where are td's license such he just mentioned there was obtained you said it was obtained in serbia. so what, what's the problem there that's, that's legal. correct? absolutely. so our license was obtained under what is known as the european convention on trans frontier trans frontier television, which under that convention gives us the right to broadcast to $33.00 countries
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across europe. as long as from sco and those countries include germany. but they also include other countries with majority or significant german language populations, such as austria, switzerland, luxembourg, and so forth. now the issue that these various commentators are saying is that we're not in fact broadcasting from moscow, which is just absurd. but then we're doing so from a from berlin, which is home just to a production company, our tv productions that makes some of our content. yeah. but the lion's share of the news broadcast that's being done here. exactly. and legal action has been launched by the german regulator. i think that's the situation as it stands. can you tell us more about what you know of a? yeah, so this is a, this is where the separation is really important. the legal action is being launched against our tv productions, which makes some, you know,
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makes some of the shows, but it is being launched for not applying for a, for applying for essentially, for a serbian license, not applying for the german license because they're a channel broadcasting in germany, which is absolutely false. our tv productions does not need a license because our tv production is not a channel. it channel is our tv that is coming out of here and thus moscow, our headquarters, our parent company applied for i applied for the for the license in serbia. that's a significant distinction, is that it's not a, it's not absolutely. uh, this is where it seems that they do. yeah. they're taking issue with them broadcasting in germany when they're just not doing such a thing. we are broadcasting in germany and we're doing so in accordance with absolutely all the laws and regulations of europe, of that convention that i mentioned and, and absolutely, every territory we're, we operate and have always done. so i'm a big question. do you expect the child to be shut down?
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we believe that the law is on our side, that the right is on our side because we dot all the eyes and crossed all the teeth and did everything exactly as we should have. and so, believe that at the end of the day, we will prevail. that said, the amount of pressure that, ah, our new german channel has faced even before it went on the air. difficulties with bank side difficulties, not just with licensing, but you know, the pressure on, on our gas and so forth has been really unprecedented air pressure. again, as you've mentioned, the beginning on our digital platforms. so, you know, we just launched the channel yesterday and you can see everything that's happening so we don't know what tomorrow will bring, but that said it and we're ready to keep back to keep fighting. geopolitical analyst, patrick hennington says the move is politically motivated and that a dangerous precedent has been set. not just the german regulars office. it sounds
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like the i, e u, the european regulator is also involved. but i think as follows is sort of a general pattern. as there's a lot of has been a lot of political brings midship in germany. i, i really believe that there's a geopolitical element to this with germany to really important language block for media. so it is a really important in terms of soft power in terms of influence. and this is the, this is what media is all about. all countries exercise all our in the problem is not always in a dangerous precedent, but the, you know, the language is also disturbing when you have this sort of blah say, ah, dismissal, and dismissing off hand ortiz, simply because it's, russian does sound like there's a bias there and inherent bias, they don't give any specifics of why they don't like the content, or they just say that, oh, it's because well that they must be up to no good. the in general, it's a prelude to hostilities when you have all out media war. that's
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a prelude sometimes you could say to hostilities, it means that they're going to be escalating and other areas. we reached out to one of the main european authorities dealing with press freedom for its views on the r t d dispute. the o s. c, e representative on freedom of the media told us our request will be considered as soon as possible. russia has published a long list of proposals for deescalate intentions with nato, amid fears of a conflict and ukraine. among the demands are a scale back of military activity near russia's borders. the western defense alliance has already responded, saying it will consider the document, but any outcome will require input from ukraine or senior corresponded more. i'd gasdio reports on what moscow has put forward for years now. we've heard the same thing. oh, things have gone too far. a, we don't want war. we want to be friends for both nato and russia. but things keep
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getting worse. escalating to russia has taken its step publishing proposals for the u. s. and nato, its wishlist for return to normality. something to start talking about that it begins with a cool to de, escalate, to win the constant threats and true build ups, which only lead to more of the same. the parties shall not use the territories of other states with a view to preparing oh, carrying out an armed attack against the other party judge for yourself. where in previous years they threatened each other with, with sanctions or legal action. now, openly booth russia, nato, a talking and fearful tones about war and of the cuban missile crisis. i'd like to believe that this is rock bottom, but there's no guarantees and guarantees are what russia wants. guarantees, for example, that us missiles on stationed within a few minutes flight time to moscow. the parties shall not deploy land based,
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intermediate, and short range missiles in areas allowing them to reach the territory of the other parties. moscow sees nato slow and unexplainable encroachment towards russia's borders. as an existential threat, nato argues that it's peaceful but right then the u. s. military doctorate. russia is referred to as an adversary. the closer that nato and u. s. troops and tags and missiles move to russia, the more unpredictable the game gets, which is why putin has said he's red line. nato state's commit themselves to refrain from any further enlargement of nato, including the accession of ukraine, as well as other states. not that nato thinks much of russia's concerns. not long ago, secretary general stockton, burge announced that roger has no vito, no sane nato operations and no right to any sort of security. buffalo sphere of
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influence, which sets us back all the way to square one at the nebulous motor. this is not an attempt to revise the post cold war order. it's a response to western expansion which has been conducted in a hostile manner. the, the gist of the proposal that, that the u. s. nato and russia have a requirement for security as essential as food or water. that they must, all equally respect. nato has received the proposals and says that the little disgust them amongst themselves and with input from ukraine. but there isn't much cause for optimism. russ's requests of largely been rejected, summoned in private, some in public and some mockingly for the cameras. but perhaps this time cents will prevail. independent political consultant, reiner roth 1st thinks it's in europe's interests to strike a compromise with russia. nato. i think that at least the european branch in nato
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should accept this offer happily, gladly. because it's of great interest, of course, for europe to live in good partnership and peace with russia. but the question is whether nato will decide in a way that you, europeans, at least, should wish. it may well be in the interest of the united states government to raise the tensions between europe and russia in order to or keep europe as close as possible independence off the united states. instead of watching a good relationship building of evolving between the european neighbors of which also a russia is a part of this may well explain why nato behaves in
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a way that is against the interests off the europeans. and which drives russia into a ever closer relationship with china. you're watching our international stay with us for more stories after the short break. ah ah ah mm.
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ah, in terms of security and defense, europe stands at a crossroads. should outdated cold war era structures be maintained like nato in over reliance on the u. s. court, and should europe define and shoulder responsibilities for its own defense? and what about brushing ah, with ah, how come back to the program? now the manchester arena bomber may have been radicalized by a former nato soldier, turned terrorist that was revealed during an inquiry into the atrocity on thursday senior figures from the case counter terrorism police and the home office gave
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their closing submissions. now, just a short reminder of what happened in 2017 salma. betty detonated explosives in a stadium hosting and arianna grande's concert 42 were killed. many children, the youngest of which was an 8 year old girl, and hundreds more people were injured. eager dawn of looks now at the latest fax that has come to light, he murdered 22 people in one suicide last. now a public inquiry is trying to stay publish. what turned a hard core party go into a suicide bomber, and how it could have been prevented. the probe was yet to deliver concrete answers, but over the past couple of years, it has yielded plenty of disturbing revelations. these pictures unnerved by the inquiry leave, little to the imagination the bomb. his whole family himself included, have been gun toting maniacs,
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thoroughly radicalized according to the findings. this is his father and the m. i. 5, they admitted they knew about the trigger. happy father who apparently was turning his sons into extremists. am i 5 also knew about the bomb his contacts with not one or 2, but 6 people who were just short of being placed on the terror. watchlist. and my 5 were also reportedly warned by the f b i that cell mana betty was planning an attack in the u. k. which in fact he was none of that was apparently good enough to ban him from entry in 2015 and my 5 received information that summoner bady was in contact with the subjects of interest as so i see a so i see was a long standing a so i, because of his previous affiliation with an extremist group in libya, from mid 2015 onwards, am i 5 received information or some, an a baby on several occasions which included conflicting information about his a spousal of pro eisley views. ah,
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this is abdul rove. abdullah, a convicted terrorist, suspected of radical ising the manchester terrorist. he was friends with the bummer, with the bomb his father. more than that, they were brothers in arms, within one of libya's largest militant groups. the february 17th marti's brigade, that's where they learned how to shoot, kill and bomb. not without the help of nato instructors, there was a group taken up arms to fight against gadhafi. guess indeed, we had 2 or forced to us. as we were backed up by the whole world and below fakin and nature was frightened, actually, widows long sighted us as the british government. also actually, i was chained by and actually nato. it was just normal, basic training in weapons, basic train and yet out to ain't you and reload. militant groups that
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lay to birth. terrorists have been ones favored by western officials. the inquiry has shown went up, de laws commander was done with fighting in libya. he formed an anti government militia in syria on the irish government money, or did he subsequently lead a group from libya to syria? it? yes, i saw him manage, he did, and there before that he was in ireland, is it literally he was at live is a live in irish or logan. and he was aided by the irish government with money. and i believe the british government also knew of others as well to go and help syrians, if against that, the fight against asset during the libyan conflict in 2011, the british government was in communication with a wide range of libyans involved in the conflicts against the cathy regime forces,
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it is likely that this included former members of the libyan islamic fighting group in the 17th of february, march this brigade as part of our broad engagement. during this time, the you case helped to rebel groups of various degrees of extremism did not end their britons. a lead troops were caught on camera in libya, despite official assurances at the time that there were no boots on the ground them . there was no other choice but to admit the reality. if the malicious and her ability had not been there playing a key role, i am not so certain that air bala would have resulted in good of his downfall in the way that we had a few people imbedded with them. not france, so to speak, but beckoned carriers. rebel groups firepower grew. nato was dropping bombs by the 1000 and qaddafi while eventually fell. and with him went down libya's security and rule of law. as war, this myriad of militias turned against each other vying for power. the country
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turned into a free for all, so the u. k. began to evacuated. citizens including militants. well guess who boarded the royal navies. h. m. s. enterprise. back in 20. 14 in tripoli. none other than the future. manchester bama salman abedi. archie is asked to nato and u. k. officials to comment on the revelations we will let you know if they give us a response or in the inquiry had on over to our website without which also has plenty of stories we couldn't fit into our bulletin, including how the u. s. and ukraine voted against a un resolution condemning naziism that just a click away at r t dot com to the united states. now we're cove ids on the rise. again, the country is nearing 150000 daily infections, and president biden has given this warning to millions of vaccine hesitant citizens . prom vaccinated. we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death,
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unvaccinated for themselves, for families and the hospitals will soon over well. apart from cove, it concerns people in the united states are battling soaring inflation and living costs. all of which has are having quite a negative impact on the popularity of the american head of state. as ortiz, nicky, aaron reports, a tragic milestone bind and cold it unties right. the number of covey death in the u. s. is now about equal to the population of atlanta. anthony lewis combined. the toll stanza, more than $800000.00, a grim figure, which is doubled in a single year. it's a heavy burden for any president to carry in his 1st year in office. but it seems that president biden took some convincing on the gravity of the situation.
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was was 200000. what preventable death live looks when vaccines wo readily available. and the old habits of blaming donald trump is no longer going to work. just over 4 weeks ago, america had no real plan of action that most of the country, my predecessors, my mother would say, god love them failed order, and vaccines fail to mobilize the effort to administer the shot. fail to set up vaccine centers that changed the mobile we took offers and by the now use it, it influenced to encourage people to get vaccinated won't come, help it. wonder whether trust in the presidents woods has been undermined, vaccinated 57 to me. 570 to me. i want to read, i'm not sure i got the right number. the total number boosters is what?
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every $77000000.00 boosters. we have roughly $350000000.00 people have actually united stage and as bind and comes to the end of what was expected to be a common gear off the trend post so that almost at 70 percent of americans have it reservations where the find an is elidah, they can believe in no doubt not helped by his multiple fo path, like cracking jokes about kentucky after the state was ravaged by killer tornadoes . by kid say, the best thing ever came out of kentucky was my sister in law. the president's performance this year has also been enough to turn some of the mainstream media against him just months ago. the future look to bryant, his full cost is spoke optimistically, about how life with bind in at the helm would play out. but the tune has changed with some media outlets now, urging bitin against another run. combined president joe biden's age. he'll be
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a to, to shortly after the 2024 election and his ongoing political struggles. he's mired in the low fourties and job approval and you get this a series of stories examining with abide and runs again, and if not, what might take his place. so what's the president to do? he should announce much sooner than later that he would not run for a 2nd term. the arguments against this is that he would instantly turn him into a lame duck presidents. and that's undoubtedly true. bought news flush right now, he's worse than the lame duck. the white house press secretary, however say the president has every intention of keeping his job, whether the country will concur is another massa. merican society being split along party lines could be, quote, irreversible, and extremely dangerous. that's the finding of a new academic study, which concludes that division in the u. s. is approaching its tipping point and
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says that because the country has become so polarized americans will find it difficult if not impossible, to unite even when faced by a serious threat. such as a war, political commentator, an rti contributor lauren chen gave us her take on how things got to this point. political division in america is at an all time high right now, and it is no secret that by and large the corporate press are not fans of conservatives. after all, they have been calling them not season white supremacists for going on 5 years now . and perhaps it is because the rhetoric against republicans was already so strong that now leading up to the 2020 to mid term elections. and yes, even 2024 general elections. it seems like the new way to demonize, anyone who would dare to support donald trump is not just by calling them ideological extremist as we've been seeing. but to actually go so far as to imply that they are physically literally dangerous and an actual threat to democracy. and if you think that's just hyperbole, check out this op ed from the washington post in his piece. our constitutional
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crisis is already here, writer robert kagan lamented that quote, the united states is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war with a reasonable chance over the next 3 to 4 years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority and the division of the country into warring a red and blue enclave. and to be clear, a far from believing that potential political violence could be a both sides situations where democrats and republicans alike end up taking arms for their respective causes. commentators like kagan and m. s. n b c's. john heilman, make it clear that in their opinion, the threat of violence comes solely from the right, at least 8 percent. and maybe as many as 12 percent of the american people now say the job was illegitimate. and that violence was appropriate tool to remove human restore. donald trump considering that throughout 2020 large scale political violence was almost exclusively left wing arena, with many american cities being burned or looted under the guise of b, l. m,
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and t for activism. here in the corporate press now trying to paint conservatives as the real threat of domestic terrorism in the country might seem disingenuous. and so with all this discussion of political division and even violence should come as no surprise that the topic of secession has even come back to the main stream. in fact, as a bloomberg opinion piece recently noted from tax it to the new california republic poles in the us do show strong support for splitting the nation among blue and red lines. and although the concept of balcony zation or succession is still regarded as an extreme suggestion by many in the media, if trump supporters and republicans really are as violent and bigoted as they would have us believe that shouldn't they be jumping at the chance to separate themselves from them or perhaps are the allegations against conservatives. merely smears meant to keep them out of political power all while allowing democrats to enact legislative control over them. well, as we said earlier in the program,
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you can always check out more details in your top new stories at our website, r t dot com or check us out on your favorite social media platform. we'll be back with more news in just about 30 minutes. so stay tuned. oh, join me every thursday on the alex sarlin. sure. well i'll be speaking to guess of the world politics. small business. i'm sure business. i'll see you then to talk about a space res, i'm hypersonic weapons. we talk about the fact though be a rain check on fossil energy. we talked about a democrat democracy prizes in the us. so if you don't think that's i rage is enough that you know, he's only because stay the everyday life seems to me as that some was been doing this for 30 years. it's very difficult actually, to make a re depiction,
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compete with the reality of the rages to day by day life than breathing as low dose. this feel a doesn't acts like a typical poison. it acts as an into chron disruptor. meaning that it disturbs our hormones. the molecules that regulate, among other things, our reproductive system, with the tiniest observable doses, it can have devastating effects. in other words, between the dos and the effect of a product. research is starting to find some very unexpected relationships. and this is shaking off the world of toxicologists. 8 we were rejecting their dog law, they toxicology community has not accepted it. they said we reject this. the resistance of the toxicologist was well intentioned. it was also providential for the manufacturers of plastics. it's not
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always that people intentionally want to derail science. some people unwittingly, through no fault of their own can at times be ponds, in other people's efforts to pretty strategic ignorance. there are many ways that ignorance is produced. some of them are malevolent. some of them are inadvertent, some of them are well intentioned, but end up having these, these outcomes. and i think it's actually extremely important for us to study the broad question of how ignorance is produced. because not everyone who produces ignorance is necessarily evil, but some of is people are the plastics industry gives financial backing to alternative research thanks to which it's spokespeople can proclaim year after year that low doses are without danger. more than 100 independent studies have shown that real life exposure to bpa is about a 1000 times below.

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