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with julie, all of them subscribed to certain doctrines and maintains cyber task forces. they are a cyber army on behalf of a country that's their job. ah . in some of the sub stories, most of the last 7 days, russia vales, a list of proposals to nato, full maintaining joint security with moscow's deputy foreign minister st. the bowls . now the alliance is cold when it comes to d escalation over ukraine pen together. the week said none of its personnel will be held liable for the butch drones strike in afghanistan last summer that killed 10 civilians, including 7 children. we heard from a grieving relative with though nobody approached us nor contacted us and we were
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given no information. how can they compensate for family members? all the wealth in the world means nothing to was now we've lost 10 of our relatives . and after years of flagging posts as false or misleading facebook admits in court that it's much vaunted fax checks are actually based on opinion. ah, when i am moscow time live from ortiz, will do use age q this early monday morning. now, welcome to the weekly with me, kevin, now in a round up some of the biggest stories that we brought over the last 7 days of 1st than friday, saw russia release a list of proposals to deescalate tensions with nato. amid phase of a flare up and ukraine, among the demands for scale back of military activity near russia's borders, the western military blocks as it will consider the document. although insisted too that any outcome will require input from kiev. our senior correspondent,
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word gazda of reported in the week what moscow 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 getting worse, escalating the russia has taken its step publishing proposals for the u. s. and nato, its wishlist for return to normality. something to start talking about. and it begins with a cool to de, escalate, to end 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 or 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 and nato, a talking in fearful tones about war,
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another cuban missile crisis. i'd like to believe that this is rock bottom, but as no guarantees and guarantees are what russia wants. guarantees, for example, that us missiles, aunt stationed within a few minutes flight time. to moscow. the parties shall not deploy land based, 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 states commit themselves to
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refrain from any further enlargement of nato, including the accession of ukraine, as well as other states. not that nato things much of russia's concerns. not long ago, secretary general stalkin berg announced that roger has no veto, no se nato operations and no right to any sort of security buffer or fear of influence. nato has proven on the last years that her, our open door policy is not on the something we are support in words for those in deeds party by inviting to new countries. montenegrin off m madonna to become members, so we have enlarged the line. so the last few years for to new members, despite protests from, from russia. and also we are supporting ukraine in ukraine's efforts to a con, closer to a natal membership, which sets us back all the way her square one. it, the nip,
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it is not. 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 that proposal that, that the us, 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 a little discuss them amongst themselves and with input from ukraine. but there isn't much cause for optimism. rushes requests of largely been rejected, summoned in private, some in public, consult mockingly for the cameras. but perhaps this time sense will prevail, while moscow's proposals come as the west again accuses it of preparing to invade ukraine or claim the strongly denied nate as chief also stress cubes request to join. the alliance would be decided between ukraine, nato, and its allies alone. while at the same time too, he highlighted what he called
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a pattern of russian aggression. while the cremeans for ministry spokeswoman says remarks like that only created more attention. if a she no longer this is a disinformation campaign, it aims to crate. firstly, the image of russia is an aggressor, a secondly, additional passion in the region, including the black sea, the russia, green border, and se ukraine look. so this will not bring stability and security either in international relations or the regional janda guy. yeah, it will undoubtedly complicate everything. meanwhile, journalists, primarily of course western door noise in really use the word aggressor for he to our country over to you. what right of the have to do this. i tried understand this every time. when was the last time russia tag to any one over, people need to back up this claim with arguments and how many times have need a countries the texts are in states in the last 20 years. and how many special operations were carried out by the nato countries that we were to? can you show me something in close to that from the russian side is no more. there is nothing you need to figure out where they're fagel and where there's
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a propaganda. earlier the week who spoke with the former austin for a minister continent, so she outlined ways that she believed could help overcome the current political deadlock between moscow in the west. ah, yes, we are in a stalemate. no doubt about that. but in such a stalemate, it takes people with some sort of creativity. that's what diplomacy is about international relations and not only about self impaired digna's, of national security interests and so on. at the moment we have bass, i saying russia saying, look, we've got grave security concerns about nato. we have eastern european countries saying we've got great security concerns about russia and a potential invasion. so what, where's the meeting point? where the meeting point can only be achieved by saba, pragmatic, diplomatic trust building those sir, simply a complete disregard for historic and contemporary r worries on, on,
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on the russian side. so that, that i think that should be taken into account and, and to overcome that stalemate, it requires genuine diplomatic creativity. also on the side of nato officials, e u, and enter your administration. we see that at all, anywhere. unfortunately, we are in times of a decline of diplomacy, diplomatic practice. if we are in a world of unilateral statements. first of all, this looked at this armament of words. i mean, this terminology is kick, it cannot be continued as, as it has been the case over the last few weeks the media should act in a more responsible way of quoting this, this german paper, the bill which, which had as effect planets on. so there is a many people are required to act in a more responsible way because the stakes are simply too high. such a language was not present in the cold war days in the seventy's eighty's. maybe
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because we still had people in office who knew what war meant. some of them well after the 2nd world generation. so they, they wouldn't play around with words like nuclear at tech or a fully fleshed war because they knew what war most about. we have to see more moments now to do really something like confidence building back. and i saw that the us side. what would put this priority is in a different way and that seems to june meeting some more saba and product matic approach. what will what will be on the agenda? so u. s. military personnel involved in august box thrown strike and i've gone assemble for any kind of punishment. 10 civilians were killed. most of them were children. we got reactions for grieving relative to this announcement made by the pentagon on
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monday. do not anticipate there being issues of personal accountability to be had with respect to the august 29th. here strike flock. the key up as the news came, as a shock is humiliating. for us to hear that no one will be prosecuted, they should have kept their word. we held that the people who ordered and carried out this attack would face justice. the americans claimed that they can spot a need on the ground from their satellites. so how could they not see the innocent family they were about to kill? they found no connection between us and islamic state. so why didn't they do those checks before launching obama to us? it looks like no other country is forcing them seek justice. there is no one to challenge them because they're superpower. that's why the americans have failed to keep their promises. when the americans promises justice and compensation and then they would take us to the us. we found out on the news that they would take some measures, but nobody approached us nor contacted us, and we were given no information. how can they compensate us for our family members?
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all the wealth in the world means nothing to us. now we've lost 10 of our relatives . my brother was working for foreigners, he was innocent. all of our children were innocence. what did they do? all right, electra. the girl was among the children killed in the strike. the sculley sang there. she was 2 years old, 3 of the children have been in a car when it was hit by missile. in total 7 youngsters were killed all from just one family. while the pentagon initially defended the cobble strike, claiming had targeted members of his la mc stay, but then more than 2 weeks later and acknowledged it was a tragic mistake. i discussed the developments with form u. s. military drone operator. brandon bryant, you know, it's been 10 years since i blew the whistle on the u. s. drone program will be 10 years in 5 days, actually. um, and to see that nothing has changed, even when it's blatantly out in front of everyone's face. how we operate. um and no one's being held accountable like we've been talking about this for 10 years now. when i 1st started talking about it, people called me
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a liar. people tried to defame me and now that we see it for what it actually is, innocence had been killed, not just innocent and innocent aid worker who was there trying to help. i really think that the united states has lost knowledge on how to conduct warfare. and it's now a business. they're not going to punish the people that make them money. they're just going to punish the people that are so the supposed enemies in the, the ones that they test this, munitions on who should be punished or the officers. they said that there is a breakdown in communication, but that is mostly a lie. m. m must have been that there was there and there must been someone miscommunicating something but they have everything should be in a chat program like it's not just a radio call instantaneous. you spin up your mess when you shoot. it takes like 5 minutes to get ready to shoot a messiah. this was not an emergency situation. none was under spire. no one was
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under duress, no one was under stress. and so they had all the time in the world to make the decision on whether to shoot or not the cobble into that either. so a long list of similar disasters, according to the bureau of investigative journalism, up to 900 afghan civilians have been killed by us drone strike since 2004, including dozens of children. well, the new york times found that hundreds of civilian deaths were accounted for by the pentagon. brandon brian shared with me some more of his experience of operating battle drugs. there is no way that anyone who has ever done this job and sit there watching these people live their daily lives. i cannot look at them and say, these are not people there. people because you go home and you go out into your own community and you see the same, keep the same types of people doing the same thing. they're going to coffee shops there, go into bookstores, they're hanging out with their friends and family. there is no disconnect for a drone operator. there's so much connection. like if, if a drone operator were to go over there and to meet the people that they interact with. visually, they would probably have
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a emotional breakdown and cry because they would, she, these people are suffering and no different than themselves. and that we're perpetuating that suffering because of our actions. we're doing it. facebook uses may have to reassess the information they've been getting from the site after his parent company met her admitted in court that so called fact checks are based merely on opinion. the revelation came during a legal battle, initiated by a journalist of his posts were flagged as misleading. his husky tailor turns out the famous fact checkers who are busy labeling things false partly false, misleading. i've actually been a bit loose with well, the facts. facebook yet again, found itself in court. this time up against a john list. he didn't like the bay slapped a partly full sticker on one of his post. so he sued for defamation. and because facebook where he spent millions of dollars on legal fees over the years and got creative this time and claimed that front checkers, don't decide what's false or not based on fact, what a ridiculous idea,
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but on their opinion, hence the title fact checker. and because opinion in america is sacred, you can't sue it. it's a very, very nifty loophole. but just to really escape any liability whatsoever. facebook double down on how it gives it fact checkers a very long leash so matter identifies potential misinformation, for fact checkers to review and rate. it leaves the ultimate determination whether information is false, so misleading to the fact checkers. and though meta has designed its platforms so that fact checker ratings appear next to content that the fact checkers have reviewed and rated. it does not contribute to the substance of those ratings. now, you won't find any of these details in the giant fac tech inspection on facebook dot com. instead, you'll learn about how they interview thought fit in, consult data, and look for facts, you know,
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to really drive home. the point about how it's all based on opinion. i think some of it's 3000000000 users worldwide, one, sorry, pleased. after all, many of them had probably used these fact excellent arguing with their friends. and now it's turned out they were just quoting some random person's opinion and then embarrassing railing, so that campaigning for face, but not to be let off the hook. court filing. facebook admits its fact checkers. don't check facts. is facebook admitted here that it's fact checks are not really fat checks at all, but merely pin him assertions also by facebook claim. and it's labels constitute opinions than doesn't that make it a publisher. facebook, your opinion piece is not exempt from being fact checks even when they are clearly labeled as op eds or editorials. also, facebook or fax it labels can not be false or defamatory because they concent sheet protected opinion, even though we present them. as fact. my question though is, what does facebook need these opinionated fact checkers for anyway, after all,
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over the years, it proved it so committed to free speech. it loves giving people a voice, especially donald trump. it's dedicated to openness, transparency, and of course, democracy. i mean, it says all the time, if your democracy can't tolerate the speech of people, i'm not sure what kind of democracy it is. i do believe in giving people more access to information and more anxious to connect with one another and not reserving those as tools for some small number of a lead people. i don't feel comfortable at all saying they don't get to have a voice because i don't agree with. they said our ability to know what is misinformation is itself in question. and i think reasonably so fact checkers. facebook's favorite friends protecting it from defamation, setting it free from accountability, someone to hide behind and times of trouble, but most importantly, always ready to get their opinion. us could tailor that before the week live for moscow. it's kevin, over here with a weekly a roundabout. the top stories of the last 7 days and wasn't this a big one? and where is it going next? the alma krohn covert strains,
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no nearly 90 countries causing alarm unlocked ends. after the break, we discussed the current threats. it's posing the w h, chose regional director for europe. what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development, only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time to sit down and talk to others, driven by dream shaped bank. concur. some of those with
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there's sinks, we dare to ask a ah hello again. good morning and health experts in the u. s. of all into the new covey dome a chrome very it may be the dominant strain there in just a matter of weeks and could potentially overwhelm the health care system. well health organization says the new variance know in 89 countries. despite its rapid spread, omicron actually appears less likely though to cause severe illness. they think in the previous delta buried according to studies from south africa and hong kong,
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but still several european countries, a re imposing tough restrictions case in point. the netherlands has gone into long term through christmas on intimate gym into mid january than in germany. that countries just about in the next 40 minutes or so to band foreign travelers from the u. k. as london's mez declared a major incident yesterday because the new strain obviously patrol spoke to the w. h, chose regional director for europe. how much more do we know about our micron at this point? we know much more and we have to tours and about all mcclellan. it's to, it's the latest variant. it's spreading much more faster, but i always tell we're not in the business of fighting one variant when the business of fighting all variance and stu, delta is dominant. what we need to do is to implement, well, they call fife pandemic stabilizers. number one, increase vaccination coverage,
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number 2, boost boost, boost number city, double the number of people varying mosques, indorse number 4, ventilate, particularly in classrooms, keep the schools open and fife, implement new treatment protocols. how valid are the concerns that vaccines might prove ineffective against micron? where we know as of to date, that vaccines are still effective for the 1st or the 2nd dose may be little bit less, but it covers with a cert dosed well on the european union. specifically, we've seen a range of different approaches. why aren't we seeing a more uniformity from the block in particular? do uniformity, has been growing over time. but i take the point that it's still really aleck, off uniformity, with a cold political here it is and it's confuses the people. that's right, doubly choice, advocating to establish
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a bung european health senate council at the high level to half uniformed in policy, but ultimately still health is a national competency. it's a decision by the country. speaking of sputnik v, a r t, we've heard from a number of experts that the issue has been politicized. is that true anyhow? house including vaccines. go beyond politics. we should never take into account the country of origin. i shared the optimism of the president of the russian federation that this doubly chal, emergency use listing for sputnik really be there. soon. devastated locals are trying to pick up the pieces are to the unprecedented deadly tornadoes. that rate havoc across fast sways of the u. s. notably the state of kentucky, but residence discovered some lawmakers, a pudding, political point, scoring up of helping them rebuild their lives. nicky, aaron had that story in the week
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a worst most devastating, most deadly tornado of that history. there's our hometown and it just never thing. everybody's off there, walsworth shaking house collapse in a guess. if you see where the whole house is buckled, the well back side of this house is off total devastation for all town, most for historic buildings are now gone. ah, with
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the largest tornado breaks in our history, entire towns were destroyed as some 30 powerful tornadoes, ravaged across 6 that us states the worst affected can. saki needs help support and relief aid. and so it turns to the governments on fellow americans. but politics is politics and his themes, not even a monumental disaster, like this one can bridge america's political divide. and some believe it's a perfect opportunity to show that you reap what you sow. when hurricane harvey's hit in 2017, the 17 senators who voted against a bill to provide billions of dollars in relief. we're all republicans among them. kentucky's senator runs pull once again thousands of suffering, but there's no time like the present for political punches. we should do all we can to help our kentucky neighbors, good wisdom, certain,
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but do not for one second. forget that rand pool has voted against helping most americans, most times they're in need. we know, rand paul is a heartless hypocrite. the people in kentucky dissolved the relief regardless of their buffoon, his leadership, much of the dams, dont use this against him and his party in the future. it is a missed opportunity for some it's not even off limits to suggest that if you vote read, then you had it coming vote for climate change deniers and see what happens. tornadoes in december are red, but when the climate change was a factor is not clear at this point. still as the country real than shock and concerns over climate change peak. it could also play into the democrats hands as they bid to push a $1.00 trillion dollar climate package through the senate. all i know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warm animal planet and the climate change. and so it seems
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something as devastating as this can only wet the appetite for those looking to score political points. oh, mother nature's side of this climate change expert warned that time was running out of natural disasters, particularly for the worst off in society. people who always defeated by these types of commerce and climate disasters, and extreme events, tend to be those who are already the least advantage. so people who really have lives that are worse off either being a pool or is too few services that they have even fewer resources to cope with. those negative situations, events are devastating where they come once a year or much more frequently than that, or even much less frequently, politically. we're at the moment where over the last few months,
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the most recent climate change and a report from the i d. c. c has been released and what that report really shows is that we have very little time and the incredibly agent who makes quite drastic action. this happened about 2 hours ago. stunning images from my rushes saw your spacecraft as it's well ready now on its way returning to earth from international space station. the capture. so closed it started with obviously it's trans for hatches as it prepared to disembark. it's coming about 3 people, a russian cosmonaut and 2 japanese space tourist. they still have quite a trip ahead of them. we've touched on earth expected to run about 5 hours, maybe a bit less now. the train began the journey from the russian operated by co nor cosmo jerome on december, the 8th. they spent 12 days in space. us weekly the way some of the big headlines of the last some days. pandora,
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thanks for watching this edition live for moscow with me, kevin, i went on ex programs in your part of the world, ron, in the bank with oh, is your media a reflection of reality?
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in the world transformed what will make you feel safe? isolation or community, are you going the right way or are you being led to somewhere? direct? what is true? what is great? in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. ah, my view more broadly is the genocide has taken place far more than anyone acknowledges it takes place frequently. it has taken place in virtually
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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 name or may knew it just i was saying mice. nobody wanted to call it that. eventually that label came to take place, but not at the time when events were unfolding about political is asian is if you say it's genocide is suggest that you need to do something with blue.


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