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the the russia will secure its borders in the same way the u. s. does. that's the pledge plotted being put in made in an almost hour long conversation with us president joe biden, belgium suddenly back tracks on his coat, measures and reopened theatres and that's after its highest court said the restrictions were too excessive. elsewhere, joe biden. distances himself from previous promises to quote, shut down the virus. he now says it's up to individual states, not the white house sorted out. we discussed in response to the pandemic so far. plus the special. we get a rare glimpse inside of rushes most notorious prison home in its day to some of the countries the most dangerous criminal in the wake of the soviet collapse of the 1990 walking into cell like this were all these hard and
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happy criminals can you look, be rejected by a fellow prisoner as common, a pariah with something they feared most the news? sorry, but it doesn't live direct more studious. moscow, this is our international. i'm sure. thomas certainly glad to have you with us in our russian liter vladimir putting says moscow will act as the u. s. does in securing its borders. that's a pledge made in an almost hour long phone call with joe biden, during which the president also promised not to deploy offensive strike weapons in ukraine. artillio, but drank, takes a closer look at what the 2 men discuss. though the details of the latest phone conversation between the president of the us and russia have come in from both sides and their versions are not striking, leave their friend. but moscow and washington are indeed emphasizing different
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things. the advisor to russian president vladimir putin pointed out that his counterpart made it clear that the u. s. has no intention of deploying offensive strike weapons in ukraine, which is a very important thing for moscow. the kremlin have called that a red line many times before. now, besides this, mr. prudent told the u. s. president, that russia will defend its own interest just like the u. s. would if it face similar threats. now, when the new threats of sanctions with a new warning came from joe biden, lot of our improvement responded by saying that this could lead to ties being cut completely between the 2 countries. now moving on to how the details of the phone conversation were presented by the white house, according to washington, joe biden called to deescalate the whole ukraine crisis. and also promised that
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the u. s. and allies will be monitoring all the actions by russia and also that they're ready for any decisions that lot of are makes on ukraine. plus, as the white house puts that joe biden spoke of, reinforced nato strength and also of further military assistance for ukraine by nato. if the situation escalate, you have to remember that this phone call follows proposals being made by moscow for new principles of european security. in particular, what russia ones is, legal guarantees for nato not to be expanded further east and also for new weapons being deployed in places like ukraine or elsewhere on russia's doorstep. now we do also have to understand that in about 2 weeks,
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very important security negotiations will take place in europe and geneva in particular. and this phone conversation is happening in the build up to what we heard from both sides. that the 2 presidents a won't take part, however, that they will be personally supervising these talks. now, a little earlier, the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said light on what russia once from these talks put, if you would have to do our viewing the talk to will ask us to insure a firm, legal guarantees of security for russia, that nato will not be able to move on the east and that weapon systems that threaten russia will not be deployed near our border. there is no agreed position, but when all the west and partners within the e. u. a nato european security is not a new topic. since 990, we have been proposing not to allow the security of some countries at the expense of the security of others. and what was so interesting about proposals which are
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currently being discussed if there was pretending that this is the 1st time to have heard about it. we already have written fundamental principles in our joint document. and they were supposed to have been already implemented. the fact is that the presidents of the u. s. in russia are in touch more and more often. and we have already heard from both administrations that these frequent contacts will continue in the new year as well. earlier we spoke to investigative journalist rick sterling, who thinks that moscow's demands to stop nato's expansion in the east are quite understandable. i think it's reasonable to say that moscow has very legitimate, legitimate concerns. it looks like the u. s. in the military. industrial complex is looking to to increase the conflict in ukraine. nato is already expanded into many countries. there are numerous countries on the, on a, on the border that,
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that were part of the soviet union. and there are no part of nato. so, given the proximity of ukraine to, to russia, given the proximity to moscow, only 460 miles of the russian demands, the red lines are completely understandable. well, despite the europe struggling with the new omicron strain, belgium has suddenly you turned on some of its toughest coded restrictions. this comes after the countries highest court ruled that the measures were too excessive by its judgment. the council of state suspends the measure of closure of the cultural sector facilities. it rule that this measure was not proportionate and cannot make it possible to understand why the attendance of theaters and cultural venues was particularly dangerous for the health of the population. essentially what to have is belgians highest administered of court, saying that the government rules make no sense and as a result,
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government will have to backtrack. this follows a legal challenge that was filed by a local theatre producer. and it followed a number of restrictions that the government had only imposed a short time ago, amongst these new restrictions where that all theaters cinemas, and cultural venues had to close christmas parties would have to close early, and sports venues would have no audiences. and this is in addition to already the mandatory wearing of moss and people having to work from home. but now we have a situation where everything's reversed. so the cinema's, the theaters and the cultural venues ought to re open. and of course, it raises questions as to just what kind of consistency there is to these government rules and regulations. jagow, there are still months and months of the covered crisis ahead of us if the public is not in our side because of a lack of sense in the measures, we will have lost the battle against the virus. now you do have
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a part of the public that has been very, very vocal in particularly demonstrating and criticizing these government restrictions in recent weeks, they've taken to the streets to voice their concerns. now in general, the covert situation, a cross belgium has been relatively calm. they figures point 2 to over 500 cases per day, per 1000000 people. but the situation is quite different just across the border. if we look there at fonts, for example, phones has registered an all time high of more than $200000.00 new cases per day. and that is a high for europe as well. as a result, the government has had to,
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we impose restrictions, you had a situation where the french police are saying that everybody from 11 years and older. now when they are doors have to wear a mask except if they're involved in cycling, if they do any kind of sports or if they're inside the vehicle. so you have within the, you block itself, different european countries dealing with these high covert figures in a very different way. meanwhile, the u. s. is still top the global table when it comes to the number of co death, but president biden is now distancing himself from his promise to shut down the virus. he says the solution has to come from individual states rather than the white house. there is no federal solution, it gets found state level and then ultimately gets down to where the rubber meets the road. and that's where the patient is in need of help or preventing the need for help. just over a year ago,
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biden slammed the trump administration's coven testing efforts as a travesty. and said americans, vaccine roll out was well behind other developed nations. he then promised to change the course of the disease in his 1st 100 days at the office. although that did not happen over $400000.00 americans have died from covey to under biden's watch, with new cases hovering at around half a 1000000 per day. new york has been the worst hit with case numbers. they're reaching in all time high since in the arrival of the micron strain are to foster taylor discussed with guests washington's response to the crisis thus far fight hadn't said what, for what that is, no federal solution. i don't think that is something that one wants to have from the president. there never was a federal solution to a virus that spreads more easily than chicken box and with each to varian as becomes more and more virulent. the idea that there's some policy or some politician going to stop it, we should have been acknowledging that this is not a pandemic. and that this is endemic, at least
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a couple of waves ago. politicians that so 1st duty is not only did g d p and inflation and everything, but basically saved the health of their, of their countrymen. and this needs to be done. this was not done. joe biden got elected because of donald trump's of failed handling is covered in the minds of voters in coming up on the year that he was inaugurated. and we have covered as bad as it's been certainly case wise. we can now add up all the rough weeks for biden to rough year for bite 62 percent of americans. now, a couple jobs. they said that when we get to a certain threshold, everything's going to be great. that's how immunity we're going to be able to live more normally. in your opinion, is 62 percent in good enough. these terrible, i mean 62 percent is close to 50 percent and that goes to 100 percent. the reason where we are not vaccinated is because people are misinformed. there was not accurate information, but is vaccines and the fake news that are allowed on social media basically lead to the fact that patients and people at the end of the day will doubt necessity of
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having a vaccine. there's definitely a lack of trust in the government as well as a lack of trust in big pharmaceutical companies, especially now that an increasing number of so called lead vaccinated americans are being told. now, if you haven't had a booster shot, you're not back need any more. you as bad as all those people that didn't get vaccinated. vaccine mandate for domestic ad chapel. do you think that's the direction of cutting and the vaccines are for your personal protection? we have seen less of evidence that the vaccine limits trans miss ability. if you don't have that part of the puzzle from a political message and law making perspective, then you don't have the pretends to set up the mandate. put up other restrictions of occupancy restrictions or telling people that they need to wear a mask from when they walk into the building to least sit down and they can take it back off. none of this stuff is going to stop this fire. we should be deciding for ourself the best way out of this, the sooner we're going to be able to find the best equilibrium that we're going to have in this new reality that the mayor of chicago is under fire for wishing people
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happy kwanza the holiday that celebrates african american culture with many infuriated that she didn't instead address the cities crime rate after 3 people were shot and killed in 23 injured over the christmas break. joyous client, chicago. i mean, i wish to extend a very beautiful and process to all of you celebrated as you like the candles and gather and unity. we hope your holidays filled with rejoicing and happiness. how many people were shot this weekend? happy cleanser to the 4442 people shot in chicago in 2021. thank you for keeping chicago safe and crime free voting. blue works chicago is experiencing its worst year for murders at a quarter of a century with more than $780.00 people killed. there has also been a significant increase in sexual assaults and thefts. our guests agreed that the
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mayor and other politicians should be focusing their efforts at solving the crime rate in the city. i said about the call for unity. i think they're upset that she chose to give that message as opposed to specifically address the crime. it's happening or city or over the over the last year. the fact that she's ignoring the fact that she again doesn't address the fact that over 90 percent of the victims are lacking, brown and over 90 percent of the perpetrators are like it. so i don't think it's the message that people have a problem with. i think it's the want in this regard for the pickles she wants to focus on. the holidays doesn't really ignore, doesn't really address the fact that a lot of people are not spending the holidays with their loved ones because they've succumb to well being murdered and being killed. the way a lot of politicians think is that if they ignore bad news, the bad news goes away. whereas if they address it,
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it keeps it in the headlines. it perpetuates the new cycle rather than ignoring it, hopefully it falls out of that new cycle and reporters in the media and the general public moves on to other topics for a lot of things that are happening in american society. i think that the public in general is getting tired of politicians going platitudes and basically not doing anything to solve problems. tick tock, the app that has seemingly become the heart of the internet has been accused of helping children to be brainwashed by transgender influencers activists. to say that the viral videos promote changing sex for youngsters by dana fi as trans i'll, a major concern is that millions of impressionable children are watching these online influences. what these videos would lead generation of children to believe is that it's easy to change sex. and that is fiance, all of your problems. videos with the trans, her hash tag,
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have been viewed 27000000000 times according to the firm's own data. more than a quarter of british users are age to between $15.25 and spend more than an hour a day on the app. activists and parents alike are raising the alarm over the influence the site has on children. tick tock announced to this year. it would work closely with stone wall, the l. g. b teach you rights charity. they both agreed to promote trans content, and stonewall says it's there to help children cope better with all gender issues. but the director of transgender trend believes that this partnership is a dangerous combination for impressionable youngsters. a need to recognize that stone. what is this calabi group that has a particular idea? logical belief. social media platform that's directed towards young people should not be aligned with the pin. it cannot be great all over the
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transition videos that ready glamorize the idea of magical transition that they should be seen in a similar way as, as, as a website that was pushing drunk. some children have always been, they different ways to rebel. and to show you that you were rebel as, as a teenager or young person. but this particular way, of course, has the dangers of irreversible magical interventions. if you, if you want to help children to understand the feelings and fail, not so alone, then you can have a lot of material that talks about how you can feel uncomfortable in sex. you can fail that you're not your proper girl or look up the boys that you don't fit in with the stereotype. not presenting children with, with content about those kinds of problems or, or gender dysphoria. so it's a political message. stonewall and and others are sending children. it's not
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helpful message that enables children to find better coping strategies for those feelings of not fitting in a feeling that different ah, president putin. fact rushes president chief last week as reforms get underway in the wake of a damning video that showed widespread abuse in the countries jails up next. we visit a den taurus former prison in st. petersburg that has now been replaced with a more modern facility. the old jail though was infamous in its day back in 1990 s . when it was home to some of russia's most dangerous criminals. amid the chaos that followed the collapse of the soviet union. constantine ross, coff has been granted rare access to the place now. just warn you. his special report does contain graphic descriptions of violence. me were in saint petersburg and in front of what used to be
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rushes most infamous for them for more than a century. this was the largest incarceration facility in the whole of europe were the country's most notorious and violent criminals were being kept. now we're going to check out the jails, darkest parts that have been hidden from the general public. for decades. this looks like a perfect sat for a more movie. even after 4 years since the prison was shut down, its empty cells and of course, are still sent chills down your spine. this is one of the solitary confinement cells that were widely used during stalin's rule in the night. thirty's and forty's . and you can see how small it is. i think 3 kinds smaller than a regular. so you can, i mean you can even fully stretch out your arms while inside. you have to spend days and weeks and a cell like this where it can effectively only stand for sit on the edge of
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a small metal bed. lying down during the daytime is forbidden. well then it becomes how on earth in the prison was billed at the end of the 19th century as the most advanced facility of its kind in russia. firstly, because of its iconic architecture, we cross shape of the 2 main buildings not only gave the jailer unofficial name, but also made it easy for guards to monitor and access every corner of that prison . at a time when cctv cameras were mostly with history, the prison served as a pre detention facility yet. and the soviet times, there was also we did a getting wind for those found guilty of the most violent crimes like multiple murders and rapes, which is probably the dark part of the prison death row behind the field gate. there was
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a small basement where though sentenced to death were executed. he came to nationwide notoriety in the 9090s, when the severe economic crises of follow, the collapse of the soviet union and crime rates through the roof. russian streets became an arena of bloody wars between newly formed criminal gangs. what are you looking at? what are you doing here anyway? who do you think that you're going to cover that cache you? i mean, it was you that, that would, that was kind of talk was column back then there were dictionaries of criminals. lang is out of out of government and he's love, my escape used to run among russian criminal circles. in the 9th, 1992. he spent 8 months in this prison on record during charges. i yeah. boy of the businesses. someone told me money. so i went off to deal with the guy. i didn't go to raise the meeting, go guns. almost everyone had gone to that time,
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arrived at the meeting place. luckily for me to run the crime rate was so high in the ninety's, europe's largest prison quickly became too small to fit in all the mob stories and violent criminals. up. i grew up with the door opens and i 40 ugly mugs staring at me. their faces of hardened criminals, yet not roll. i sat down on the edge of the bed, placing sit down these guys looking at me like that. we have a lit cigarette and all of these gangs is a smoke. they took almost a whole pack for me. so we smoked together and talked so i realized is going to be okay. next warden who served in this prison at the time, recalls some of the night mary scenes he witnessed every day at work. her pick me up at a corridor up to 14 people yeast a shed is kindly settled. is it true that some in even slept on the floor under the bed? otherwise it was impossible to fit. everyone in people slept into shifts. a lack of
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funding had left a prison without the most basic things like toilet seat inmates ended up rolling their blankets to have at least minimum comfort growing up in russia, in the ninety's and seeing videos of this business over crowded cells. i vividly remember how terrified i was when i imagined what it would be like, walking into a cell like this were holidays hardened tattooed criminals give you this look as the door slams behind you. and some of the former inmates recalled that i've been rejected by a fellow prisoners and the common a pariah, was something they feared on most some times in more than solitary confinement or punishment from the guard. it was awful. i missed that this is a terrible place that ruined the loss of people's lives. what's your mark? your modem? what 0 owner came out to these doors, they were mentally damaged. we're is kalia taylor ticket. oh yeah, i read about a so how young guys will rate, but old mobs does
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a couple of times. they break down guys simply because they wanted sex. the country's future president vladimir putin visited the crosses in 1992. he was particularly shocked that prison dentist pulled out inmates teeth without painkillers. the decision was made to shut down the notorious jail altogether and build a new one from scratch. in the next episode, we're inside the new prison that has replaced the old one in the city. or the most important can be is that we have a restroom, but you can look from the inside. has any prisoner travis feel and i from you spoke with what happened. i couldn't cope with language and i killed the mice, strangled in leadership yoshi fish what really want to be back with you? these weights, and that is it for me this hour i will be back in about my 33 minutes is another full and fresh look. news is on to international that have with
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2021 rapidly coming to an end to this time for some reflection. what will we remember about this year? how did our lives change? also, we look forward to the new year. what does 2020 to have in store for us? will we be living in interesting kind of i was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 lives when the doctors told me the cancer was incurable. i knew i had to make a change. so i decided to travel to one of the most toxic places in america, florida. one of florida is biggest industries and best kept secrets, is fostering mine and the biggest player is $85000000000.00 industry. is mosaic. tonight, there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now flowing into the florida aquifer may pro, there's a chronic i don't want to hear that word poets,
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but that's what it is. i'm in 2013 my, all our family dog. my brother was 21 years old, myself and my father were all a problem with wow. yeah, hold on. and the good play, right? yeah, yeah. maybe they'll actually, we're, that are help is more important in a worse thing is that have happened in the world would be done by people who had a great vision of how society could be better. but that great vision is typically the last time this year representation is not real. it doesn't take into account any of the complexity of reality. the subtlety of how very in complex people, i put them into category says this is bad, we'll get rid of them. and change is an organic process,
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changes on either lucian and the opposition is not the gene stages and everything must stay the same and everything must be a radical change. radical change is not the way that that kills the the every 10 years following the federal census. all local, state and federal election district boundaries must be redrawn all to accommodate population growth and shifting. now this means potentially 435 congressional districts and 7383 count them. state legislative seats across 99 chambers have the potential to be changed. and depending on who is in power at the time, depends on whether or not those lines will be favorable to the person currently representing the area. and if they get to keep their job and wait a minute,
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you think those and power actually draw the lines based just on the numbers alone when a perfect world, that's how it would work. but no one has ever said politics is perfect. so on today's special edition of new use hughes, we're going to look at the new lines being drawn, the expected controversies and why the, by the ministration and the department of justice deciding to get involved. plus, president biden has announced a diplomatic boycott to the 2022 winter olympics. now the chinese response was half mocking, more about showing their lack of concern for the relationship with america. at least on the surface. our panel will discuss the options moving forward. so the 2 countries, and if the latest poll showing americans believe china is their biggest enemy, is actually justified. i'm sorry. no, he is near watching r t america. let's get started. i, ah,
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thank you so much for joining us. you know, this week the writing center between china and the united states, entered the athletic arena with united states saying they will diplomatically boycotts the 2022 winter olympics. and beijing, meaning athletes can still compete. there'll be no diplomatic delegations in attendance. now the response from the chinese came from the ministry spokesman, u, as politicians keep hyping a diplomatic boy out without even being invited to the games. this wishful thinking and pure grandstanding is aimed at political manipulation. tough words, their summer public is actually promoting a full boy like arkansas center. tom cotton, american businesses should not financially support the chinese communist party and we must not expose team usa to the dangers of repugnant authoritarian regime that disappears. its own athletes now but basing was awarded the winter olympics in 2015 . and none of the accusations regarding human rights abuses are newly founded,
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which makes me ask, is there something more behind us boycott? well, i know just to, to ask, and he will give you some answers. joining me today on our panel is steve gil, who's a former u. s. t. r official, under bush and clinton, and our very own holland cook, host of the big picture right here. and as to the news on our to america fair project, thanks for joining me. bear yeah, i know why 22 big issues that we're dealing with here. steve, you're new on a says you kind of get picked on 1st. i apologize. restart as you. is president biden doing this just for the sake of fighting human rights violations? no, it's all about show he's trying to act like he's worried about human rights violations . because as you pointed out, the human rights violations have been tearing for a long time. and even during previous administrations, he's trying to look tough because he hasn't been tough and, and this kind of phone boycott isn't going to have any real impact on improving relations with china or improving our stature in defending relations with taiwan. with.

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