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[000:00:00;00] ah, join me every thursday on the alex salmon. sure. i'll be speaking to guess of the world of politics. sport business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. oh, allison's rally in central london against a raft of new antique cove measures was daily infections in the u. k row portal, the reach an all time high. the british supreme court ruled it was unlawful to drop an inquiry into the electric torture of 14 suspected irish members by british
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soldiers. one of them has told us what he had to go through with this constant weight noise. that commandment took over your brain weaver. tonight's too late, we all show were denied use of toilet that was hunting for the 7 days. i was on a law enforcement or struggling now to deal with hundreds of migrants arriving each and every day. officials are now rounding on the biden administration with sheriff's locally describing the situation as cale so we end up with the desk in the desert robberies that are happening along the border. the pursuit. then lea ancillary criminal activity like large amounts of drugs that are being smuggled into our country. ah, are i just after 7 o'clock saturday night here at moscow? welcome to your top stories with this,
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our life went on into national to the u. k. has recorded a record cove, its search with more than 93 cases registered not just the past 24 hours. the mayor of london has declared a major incident with hospitals running at capacity. meanwhile, the government's ramping up more restrictions, sparking a furious response on the streets of the capitol. ah, thousands of people right now, a marching through the capital. and you can see that heavy police presence, they are alfred over reported plans for mandatory vaccinations, as well as the new coven passive system. under these rules, adults in england have to show an immunity pass to enter night clubs, fort venues and other large events. but it's not just in the u. k. a similar pictures playing out all across europe. as peter oliver now reports from bud for
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the 4th wave of cove at 19 certainly isn't over. and while we're still dealing with that, the new german health minister car allowed to buy has been, will painting a pretty bleak picture about the immediate future. and he was looking at the number of infections of the o micron variant in the united kingdom and saying that there is potentially a massive 5th wave of the virus on its way rushed. thus i'm assuming there'll be a massive 5th wave. i mean, close concert with my colleagues from the u. k. both politically and scientifically . we were still coordinating just yesterday, my colleagues say that what has been observed on the ground exceeds anything that has been observed in the entire pandemic. we have to prepare ourselves for a challenge that we have not faced yet in this form. while infection numbers have been dropping gradually in recent days and weeks here in germany, it isn't happening fast enough. according to the country, public health authority, the robert cock institute,
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in order to release the burden from intensive care beds and the availability of those intensive care beds. not just in germany, where there are problems on the horizons. a new action being taken in switzerland. they've brought in new measures which are designed in order to well get more people to get vaccinated. basically, if you haven't been vaccinated or can't prove that, you have recovered from covert it. within the last 6 months, you're going to be pretty much barred from, from everywhere in switzerland. from here on out, what we're seeing is you going to need to provide the proof of one of those 2 things to get into sports stadiums. cultural events and leisure facilities, also restaurants as well. it comes after the intensive care unit bed space, l. the capacity for that bed space in switzerland, past 82 percent this week. so the country deciding to take a emergency measures they're in denmark, they've also implemented new measures. they are going to be closing theaters and cinema's because of arise of covert cases there in france. they've done is they've
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basically cut off all non essential travel between france and the united kingdom because of the, the she had number of cases, tens and tens of thousands. huge amounts of covert case has been recorded in the united kingdom, france deciding they will want a few people as possible traveling between their 2 countries. it's also prompted action and a new level member states and their leaders saying that they wanted to see more vaccines that are specifically tailored to taco, the oma kron variance of cove. at 19. in fact, the orders are all ready to go in for a 180000000 doses of coven vaccines that would target, specifically the, the oem, across very intuitive world, the subject of vaccines. there's been a massive push here in germany to get people to come forward. for booster jobs, in fact, 1500000 people were vaccinated here in germany on wednesday alone, 1300000 of those were booster vaccines. but the problem is,
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there's not enough vaccines here in germany right now in order to keep up that type of pace and it's not the type of pace that the, the new health minister wants to see happening. so what germany is looking to do is to buy vaccines that are being used in countries like poland, bulgaria, and romania vaccines that may well see this, they use by dates expire in the near future, germany say, and they'll take them off their hands in order to try and get enough jobs in the facilities in order to put them into people's arms. we spoke with our w. h o representative margaret harris. she thinks the mark on strain makes vaccinations more important than ever. the really big difference between um a client and the of the variance is its the aid of spread. we are very concerned that there will be a lot of people who become severely ill and end up in hospital people who had
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previously been infected with other forms of the, of the size. going to be too virus. we're re infected with army front. so we can see that i'm crohn can infect people, whether or not they have had a previous infection, and it can infect people who have been vaccinated. but the critical thing is, we are also saying that people who've been vaccinated ah, being protected from having the severe form from dying ending as pandemic is in all our hands at every level of society, every country, if we all do all the things we need to do we can in this pandemic? so what am i talking about? we only to get vaccinated, we own a to help people around the world get vaccinated. we all need to take seriously the measures to prevent the virus from spreading her person to person until we
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vaccinate promptly around the world. we are making it possible for new versions to new variance to arise. the u. k. that supreme court has ruled that it was illegal for police to drop a probe into alleged torture committed by british soldiers in northern ireland, back in 1971. the case relates to the troubles when hundreds of suspected r. a members were detained, often without charge of 14 of those arrested, were subjected to a survey of subject to, to beg your pardon to that of special interrogation techniques. now these were later recognized as illegal if we spoke to francis mcguigan, one of the 14, he told us what happened to him. i was forced to stand against the wall finger tips and tip trolls. small my back push them to my body was actually bold with this constant weight noise. that commandment took over your brain. we were
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denied shirley. we also were denied you should toilet. they took my move, my own clothes and put me in a boiler shirt. that boiler suit was may day, clothes, my nice clothes and my toilet for 7 days. and that just when dawn did, and we're forced to stand against this wall with your finger tips and that in a stress position, the body, it only stands too much and you would collapse don't. what scared you are just being taken back up up against the wall and that that was constant for the 7 days. i finished up with the broken ribs. i still have nightmares. i don't owe him money. difference. it kind of this i've spoken to on the majority him tell me i've been so for a not long that they don't say a liberal go away earlier the u. k announced plans to introduce limitations that
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would ultimately block prosecutions into alleged crimes related to that of northern ireland. that there are many members of the armed services you continue to face with. all that say she is a prosecution, went into the seventy's and eighty's and router, and we are finally mr. speaker bringing forward a solution to this problem. to enable the problem to lot of, to, to align under the trauma, to enable the people to move forward. the council of europe commission of human rights wrote a letter saying that you came was denying justice. however, the european court for human rights ruled back in 1978, that the 14 men's case did not amount to torture. the decision was later used by the bush administration to justify in hands to interrogation techniques, used both background and guantanamo bay cuba. e. c. h rejected a 2018 bid to overturn its ruling. but frances mcguigan again says that he and
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others won't stop fighting until they get justice and apology. the british government means nothing to me. i think the word and it's more than i acknowledge the fact that the us, the sam was what happens when tunnel black shapes. there's no investigation. so nobody was ever brought to have for the bar last night on his way of certainly don't the legacy clothes are all done on this thing. there pipe protect and soldiers nests per sadly, or old soldiers being dragged to the cause. i personally don't believe, but it's anything whatsoever. it was soldiers. we want every kiss in court. we've never lost a cheerful court. and no farther forward today, the bellies policy, just solid delay it stolen delay it stolen delay or push it back, push it back, push it back. maybe along, forget it, but go away. we ain't going away. so we're not stop and we're never going to stop
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our children and our grandchildren faces. so i was on a law enforcement say they are overwhelmed as hundreds of illegal migrants are crossing the border wall in yuma each day. earlier the county mayor imposed a state of emergency to secure additional resources for dealing with that. local sheriff's have described the situation as chaos are these kind of muffin now explains how it got to this point. arizona mexico border is buzzing with activity 3000 migrant crossed just this weekend and the local sheriff says they are in a hurry. there were a lot of people who were planning to come here. but because of the new law they decided to call me as soon as possible. and now the biden administration recently reinstated the trump administration's policy of having asylum seekers remain in mexico waiting in mexico while their claims are considered. now the sheriff thinks that the administration's actions are fueling the crisis. we told this administration, if they decided to do in mtv,
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it was going to cause these problems. and obviously the ancillary impacts in the upper in our back yard. so we end up with the desk in the desert of the robberies that are happening along the order of the pursuits. then the ancillary criminal activity, like the large amounts of drugs that are being smuggled into our country. from mexico all are occurring in every order county along the southwestern board. now the local mayor has declared a state of emergency. he's calling on federal officials for help. a 110 agents from the department of homeland security have already been re committed. however, local officials are slamming biden for not doing enough. yuma is facing an escalating humanitarian and bought a crisis. and it's a direct result of the biden administration's poor communication, lack of organization and complete disregard for border protection. but arizona is
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not alone. florida is also dealing with the migration wave. so the borders obviously a disaster. well actually the by the administration puts people on planes and flies them in the florida in the wee hours of the morning. so they've done over 70 flights. in the last 6 months out, calmly, harris who is vice president and just recently named as border czar by joe biden, doesn't seem to really be on the case. the guatemalan head of state says he hasn't heard from her since june, despite whitehouse reassurances. why is it that she has not spoken to the president of guatemala since you 6 months? i knew that i could see this kind of strange report from the president of guatemala, saying that he has had no contact with the white house, which is inaccurate. other than you're meeting with harris in june, this is the only one. this is the only communication you've had with the biden administration concerning a legal immigration. yet pamela harris is currently touting her program with private companies to bring for an investment to central america and stop the
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migrant flow. but how much a trickle of funds from pepsi, cargill and mastercard will actually do jane's unclear. meanwhile, 50000 juveniles seeking asylum have disappeared. according to the country's top migration tracker, when compared case by case record by reco with the previous month day to dump truck received, we find that requisite disappear without explanation truck has repeatedly reached out to the agency executive office of immigration review. the d o j agency, the overseas us immigration cases, but has not received any satisfactory explanation. a number of these asylum cases continues to disappear each month. researchers say the u. s. department of justice is making it more difficult to track a juvenile migrant cases. providing information that is not useful or precise, but one sheriff will not keep silent. they've already got what over 147000 juveniles their own a company on they, they need to change their messaging. obviously,
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when you sit there and say that you're going to do individuals money because they were separated at the border, that's just a draw for the cartels and for the criminal wilma to exploit. so now that's why we see a member of juveniles come across 1st. and then the parents come late, which as they know the bill, they will be reunited. so it's all play on the rules of this administration was put into place. the migrant crisis has hung over the biden administration from the beginning. many wonder if there are any real solutions in the works, not just reassuring words. caleb martin r t new york still got a big handful of stories coming away in this house program on os. he including that of electricity prices are on the rise in europe. in fact, this skyrocketing right now, and it comes off to france, shut down not one or 2, but full nuclear reactors that comes at the same time as russia is now looking
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eastwood's. after being snubbed by the e. u over energy, lots of details still to come with back in just a moment. ah ah, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy, even foundation, let it be an arms race is on often very dramatic and development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult. time time to sit down and talk join me every posted on the alex simon. sure. and i'll be speaking together in the world politics sport,
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business. i'm show business. i'll see you then o l. u to allow bond markets to reflect to market forces as resolved in a bifurcation in the economy, where the most corrupt are rewarded for committing crimes. j. p. morgan being in prime example. and if you have morals or ethics, you're penalized. if you're not out there still sailing alluding, then you're going to be homeless. and that's american today. it's a sad oh, into the 2nd half of the program we go here on our t. so our brand new german system channel r t d e has been accused of not having the necessary documentation to broadcast in germany. policy management has responded saying his license was quote, obtained in accordance with all european laws and regulations. some context here of
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the channel was taken off you tube the very day it launched on thursday. technically there is no connection between that and the german t v broadcast dispute. but as you can see, has been a bit of a rocky start for r t t. an official for the european media watchdog had some rather ominous words for on you channel. the license must be issued in germany and the application must also be filed to 1st of all, this is a real irritant, and we will take care of it. he called the r t d essentially a peskin and little nuisance. that is going to be taken care of. so that is some interesting language there, right off the bat. but the, the crux of the issue is that in his view, we are have no business broadcasting in germany. he, he screaming incorrectly, that the news channel is actually based in berlin, when in fact, it is based in moscow, quite literally down the hall from,
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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 doing that via a licensed through another country to serbia through another european license and are in full right to broadcast across all of europe, including in germany. our license was obtained under what is known as the european convention on trans frontier tra, trans frontier television, which i, under that convention gives us the right to broadcast to $33.00 countries across europe as long as broadcast from moscow. 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. this is where the separation is really important. the legal action is
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being launched against our tv productions, which makes some makes some of the shows 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 applied for license in serbia. the amount of pressure that our new german channel has faced even before it went on the air. difficulties with banks, difficulties, not just with licensing, but you know, the pressure on, you know, on our guest and so forth, has been really unprecedented pressure again, as you've mentioned that beginning on our digital platforms, we are ready to keep ticket pricing. i spoke a short time ago with a veteran tv reporter jim laurie. he explained why some professional partners in the west view r t. as a bit of an irritant. you can't separate what's happening with our tea,
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with chinese television, with other broadcasters, from political situation. poor relations between germany and russia right now, the poor relations between 9 states and russia right now. the poor relations between nij state and china. all of this is linked. you have a situation where western nations united states, in particular on by the u. j. and now, followed by germany, it appears simply do not have the wherewithal, the desire to welcome state control news channels into their country. in my view, it's purely political. there is a sense, so i can only speak here in american switch. now, where our tea has been sanctioned, in the past, by being labeled as something a part of the foreign agent regulation act 1938. you have the same application to chinese television. you have a situation where the nations did not have good relations with united states or
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germany, yet penalized. so you have a situation where these international channels will come embroiled in the international politics of the day cove. it is not europe's only headache right now at the other as energy costs, including soaring electricity bills, which shut up even further this week. off the fraud says biggest power provide a shot down full of his nuclear reactors. a e d f says it down to technical issues . early i discussed the situation with our correspondent saskia title. while europe's energy crisis might be a hot topic besides me, it does look like it's going to be a cold winter on the continent. because while gas prices have spike, the gas itself is running low and i'm talking dangerously record lows. in fact, your pink gas stores supplies haven't been this spot in a decade, on average, across the blog. 3074 percent full. that's down from 94 percent last year,
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and germany in particular is on edge. since the coldest pulse of winter is still ahead, the relatively low gas reserves should be used carefully. if we keep withdrawing gas at the current rate, the level will be very low by february. so no buffer, no real resolved, that anyone can sort of depend too. and these really tight times and things do seem to be going from bad to worse, because state owned an extra step to france or e t f announce that it will be shutting down 2 of its nucular reactive because of safety reasons. some pipes that are part you need repairing on top of that and not the to have pools, walk pending inspections. this is bad news, of course not just the fronts he's electricity is most kate and you can generate to there's not just bad news for the nations of exports to, for example, the u. k. but it's also a very nerve racking for the mall kits, which i've already been on a total road coast right over the last couple of months. but of course, who has taken the biggest hit full people. i mean, i was absolutely shocked to read that europeans were pay 900 percent more for
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natural gas in january 2022 than they did in january 2021. so i really think looking at this picture now, it's not an exaggeration to say, it's a pretty di situation. a lot of this russian gas that goes into europe. it hasn't, they didn't fill up their coffers during last summer. so they were, as you were saying that the gas levels were low, prices have gone up, but russia is the one who's a priority taken the blame and, and certainly the u. k. media and the top lawyers and the european media. they've been having russia for these high prizes. it is a big supplier of gus to europe. and how is moscow reacting to all of this? what you are right around 30 percent of europe, natural gas that comes from russia. so you'd think that given how desperate the situation is that brussels would know what side it's bread is buttered on. but what does the you do? having failed to come to an agreement on how to handle and move forward in this ongoing crisis, an hour long some it, it basically turns round and accuses moscow of using gases, a political weapon. so of course we know it's always good to have someone else to
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blame. the thing is, is russia is fulfilling, it's contracts. and the problem is, is it is unwilling to turn the taps on to overflow. monica says, look, we've got our own low shortages on top of that domestic demand at the moment is incredibly high because you and i very well know the went to here is very cold. we really just can't give you any more. so we'll go is looking at how the situation is unfolding is also thinking generally about how frosty brussels has been to russia in recent times. and i think you know what, it wouldn't be a bad time to diversify our market and to look to cooperate with perhaps more friendly nations. so to that end, a new pipeline is actually on the cards he gave, but i missed it in practical terms. it's a project for gas pipeline, from russia to china, and via mongolia to work is progressing successfully. it could become a continuation of the russian power of siberia to pipeline, unless you come the optimal route and length of already been determined. the feasibility studies being prepared, and i think it will be ready in the coming weeks. so constructs on that could start as early as 2024. in the meantime, what's happening?
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europe's crisis wasn't the global markets bracing itself. meanwhile, nordstrom to pipeline, which is ready to go and could significantly equals alleviate the use energy crisis, is lying idle meyer in political games. and of course, who's paying the highest price quite literally. in this case, european systems analyst and economist falco helmeyer says with all the geo politics affecting worldwide energy markets is no surprise rusher is shifting eastwards with its energy. this energy price crisis may prevail longer if we can make geo politics an issue of these energy themes. we are living in europe together with russia. and i think it is high time to return to serious diplomatic approaches rather than have a megaphone diplomacy, which rather feeds escalation. i think there has been
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a shift of interest given the fact that the euro asian area is growing fast. and that the interest over there in net gas and fossil fuels from russia has increased. and thus, if europe doesn't play a long, and i think, i think the likelihood of russia turning more and more towards the east is extremely high. and it would put a risk on energy safety and the route european union. booking fort at least 3 people have died after a section of a bridge collapsed in china's hu bay province in the following dash cam video. you can see the structure lying on its side over an expressway. as we understand, at least for other people, were injured in the collapse which happened now just
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a few hours ago. or the cause of the disaster has not yet been identified. we understand that investigators are currently at the scene and that's wrapping up the news guys for this hour here lie from moscow, an anti international. thank you for sharing your time with us here in the russian capital. my colleague, unit o'neill is here at the desk in half an hour's time with more of your saturday night headlines. life from mosque. ah, ah, oh right now there are 2000000000 people who are overweight or obese. it's profitable to sell food that he's fussy and sugary and salty and addicted. it's not at the individual level, it's not individual well power. and if we go on believing that never change is obesity epidemic. that industry has been influencing very deeply. the medical and
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scientific establishment. so what's driving the obesity epidemic? it's corporate. with my view more broadly, is that genocide has taken place far more than anyone acknowledges. right. it takes place frequently. it has taken place in virtually every country in the world. so why does it come to be called in? well, there's political will mobilization if you remember, wanda, nobody initially wanted to him or may knew it. just i was saying weiss nobody wanted to call it that eventually that label came to take place, but not at the time when events were unfolding about political ization is if you say it's genocide, is suggest that you need to do something with


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