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ah ah, doing stop stories here in our g. germany shuts down half its nuclear power plants power bill gym says it will close all of its reactors within the next 3 years of the transition to green energy carries pace. mean time across europe. fuel shortage is driving up prices and household budgets are being stretched to the limit with worse predicted to come consume is tell us. they can't take much more. but the price has skyrocketed, but the government is not helping you or, or anyone. i don't know what we will do if it continues to go up. we will have to make a fire in the middle of the room and civilian deaths and destroyed homes in afghan was to blow lift the lid on america's drone program. the former operator, currently in hiding from the taliban talks to ortiz,
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on heard voices project. for hours of operations, we were not told about any civilian deaths. nobody told us that we had hit the wrong target to be at. i'm in hiding alone with underground i live in fear speaking honestly, i am fed up with my life at the latest news and look back at the last 7 days. this is the weekly here on arte international mat. germany shut down half of its remaining nuclear power stations on new year's eve is part of it shift to more eco friendly energy mat, leaves the country with only 3 nuclear plants, which are also planned to go offline by the end of this year. but the decision has been heavily criticized is a significant portion of german electricity does come from nuclear sources. the country will now have to dramatically ramp up production from sustainable sources.
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and in the meantime, increase its reliance on coal opinions were divided 2 among germans. we spoke to you to live near one of the power plants that was closed. an if was on another tyler, it has its pros and cons, but actually here, and bergdorf we only saw advantages. other countries are building nuclear power plants too. and the question is, where do we get our electricity from? i'm and it isn't the others as finally it's happening. and i'm very happy about it because you never know if an accident might occur or but people might try to destroy it. if of course, there are people in the village that see things differently because the village has become rich on taxpayers, money, money. if you drive through the village, you'll see how much was invested in ins, order pollution. i think it's an important decision, but i also think we're not there yet. we can't get from renewable energy and we're, we're getting from nuclear power of many locals work sir, and we have to see where they will end up. but some people will definitely lose their jobs. are you? germany is not alone in facing out nuclear power. belgium has also decided to shut
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all its reactors within the next 3 years. and that's despite the fact that nuclear energy does generate almost half the country's electricity engineers. have already slammed the decision, is counter productive the government's decision to face out nuclear energy, the largest source of low carbon energy in belgium, and to finance new fossil gas power plants is paradoxical and counterproductive. this decision would only reinforce the predominance of fossil fuels in the belgian energy landscape. and on top of this, europe is grappling with an energy crunch that so record prices last month. or we discussed this with the journalist charlie boyle. he believes the pace at which green policies are being introduced is more about political gang. it's all about lack of planning and seeing cool point score and politicians may well those beliefs. but as usual, the practicalities always take and now the reality is sinking in high inflation.
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a huge demand surge going in the winter. and we, we simply can't have a situation where energy prices are going up. 1200 percent here. we need to have a proper plan around the world, but as to how they can transition to renewables. what the mixture is going to be in need to be honest about me. so don't worry which are completely scott. so as we've been hearing then is your to switch to green energy households have been left grappling with a higher cost of living with moral not his charlotte davinsky. when say he isn't coming. it's already here. as he, you country struggle to find a unified response to record high energy prices. there are a warnings in the block could face shortages or even potential blackouts. many including luca face,
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a winter full of difficult decisions. ciscano dish. oh no. you have already received a reminder for the charges for heating that's increased while at the same time we'll have less heating. so myself on, several tenants are really worried about the choices we will have to make. people are already having difficulty, so it's not easy. we feel a little neglected. a living hand to mouth is worrying me, becoming more normal in some of europe's richest societies. that facilitate generally feel safe. we'll have to make choices. we will have to buy cheaper foods that are lesson traditional math problems like that. people will lose their health . tens of millions of people in europe are already living in energy poverty. and there are fears that this figure is about to see a steep rise energy crisis across that you, you has been escalating for many months government to be scrambling to find a solution because they consent. the household simply won't be able to pay the
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bills in france. the poor's households are to receive a one off payment of a $100.00 euros to help shield them from price rises. italy meanwhile, is put in place a 3000000000 euro aid package, while the spanish government has passed emergency. ringback measures that to redirects billions of euro's from the profits of energy companies to the consumers in a beads to lower their bills. yet despite such measures, many fear that they simply will not be enough for in the law or deny the government is not doing anything. and on top of that level, retired from politics, they put them in electricity companies, money that they take from another place or you just as others, but out the price has skyrocketed, but the government is not helping europe or any one in england. i don't know what we will do if it continues to go up. we will have to make a fire in the middle of the room, the idea, your one, if it were me, i would like to get hold of anyone in charge and give them
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a low salary and see how they like their life. and really, what is this structural problem in anna? she policies shaping and policy making in many countries is who is really in charge . we have an interaction of various authorities, bodies. and on the other hand, we have seen various governments. so being very much occupied with themselves. so there is an energy in my eyes. it's still not yet having to priority it should house. here in france there is put st kilo worry. because whilst most energy does come from nuclear stocks of the electricity that it generates are said to be low as concern a hard winter could see the country really one out of power. low energy stalks are an issue throughout europe. why? well, although the pandemic, so large scale industry and workplace is closing down when the locked downs were
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lifted demand short straight up. and companies just haven't been able to keep pace . to add to that the e u is also trying to move toward sources of renewable energy such as wind energy, but less wind in 2021 meant less renewable energy was produced. these have always been did the days, bits and of generation where experts have been warning against a possibility or even probability offer a of a stance still in the world of renewables. photovoltaic and wind fox, the one that is now in the thought of come back is new. as her head, i always say within 2 european union, not only that, we don't dispose of a common attitude policy. we don't even dispose of something like a common energy mentality. it may say, because that is a completely different attitudes to, for instance, nuclear energy,
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east and west of the rhine. you just like everywhere else needs a steady supply of energy to function. now russia says that could be supplied bytes, node string to pipeline. that is still waiting to be signed off, not just by germany, but also the european commission. the pipeline has faced opposition from within the you, with some fearing that it could to make a block for 2 dependent on moscow. others. those say that the link is vital to secure energy supplies and ensure that people can heat their homes at reasonable prices. such political games could end up pushing even more people into fuel poverty this winter, and even cost their lives geology, blue sky oxy. paris. while another fact to being blamed for the high fuel prices is russia's refusal to supply more gas. at least that's according to some western politicians. so that we seem to miss an opportunity to point the finger saskia
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taylor reports. how did it happen, though? rather who's to blame because if there's one thing, every politician knows it's that every crisis needs a guilty party. and sure enough, brussels landed on a tried and tested one. we coon on the european commission to urgently open an investigation into possible deliberate market manipulation by gas prom and potential violation of e competition roles. yes, sangree that russians were warm and toasty the you accuse stay, tone, energy, giant gas problem of being cd and then furious, the moscow windows. take pity and pipe over some free extra gas and accused the crumbling of pain dirty politics. the increase in price is for energy has deep geopolitical roots. it's part of the geopolitical bottle, rushes on it all, its contracts, it cannot be said they are not delivering when they said they would, but it has not increased the quantities contracted full. so now at biting by
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a contract is foul play. o the things people will say to dodge responsibility. and so there is no need to shift the blame, like some of our partner said, trying to do. sometimes you listen to what is said on the score. you are surprised is just amazing as if they don't see the numbers. i'd like to re to rate. they don't see the realities. they just cover up their own mistakes. you know, maybe brussels shouldn't have gone all in on green energy before a long cold winter. may be brussels shouldn't talk of banning long term contracts with gas from before long cold winter may be brussels shouldn't rely on the notoriously volatile spot market before a long cold winter. but sure. luton sitting in siberia with his hand on the tap. in fact, he's so greedy and mean that he wanted gas prom to top up europe stored supplies all the while. a solution to this crisis lies idol, ever heard of north stream to the german regulators should make this decision. they
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have not yet decided. of course, if we expand supplies along this route, then 100 percent, i can say with absolute certainty, the tension on the european energy market would significantly decline. and that would influence prices. of course, this is an obvious thing, but with the green light still not given. it seems the use not actually that bother about it. citizens off to rural, but he's not enough to negotiate with the russian bath. if it's any consolation to the europeans, it wasn't just valley, does his political shenanigans left people bankrupt and shivering, post pandemic oil prices skyrocketed, and americans will i fucking out more on fuel than they had since 2014, which would have been bad enough by itself. but then historic inflation hit, this is a historic inflation report, inflation has it a 31 year high with price is rising to more than double. we've seen in recent decades, everything going up and up in up in prices. new numbers showing inflation surging
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to its fastest pace in nearly 40 years following up she came. yeah, no, it's pretty windy outside. it's very windy. i almost felt coming up the steps myself. i didn't was determined to prove those hate has wrong and show he was up to the task. at the same time, he obviously wasn't going to admit that his own warren oil was to blame, spoilt or not killing pipelines, halting oil nieces and proposing to tax the industry into oblivion. all within the space of 11 months makes the market jittery. so instead he found, you guessed it, the guilty party, if you take a look at, you know, gas prices and you take a look at the oil prices. so that is a consequence of thus far. the refusal of russia or, or the opec nations to pump more or of course it is, but to really make himself look the compromising innocent good guy. and all this he
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did make one little dredge announcing says the largest ever release from the u. s. strategic petroleum reserve till provide the supply we need, as we recover from this pandemic, guess how many barrels of oil a day the u. s. consumes around 20000000. how many barrels did bite and release? 50000000. 2 and a half days was not exactly a big when about big enough to come out looking like a decisive leader taking action. after all, sometimes all that matters is that you're seen to be doing something even if you do fail to win them all over. the reason gas prices are going up is because the oils and louisiana and texas and the dipstick store in washington, the say 2021, the people prayed, the lights wouldn't get caught. also the year politicians showed that it's a crime to let a good crisis go to waste your tailor there. now afghan drone operators
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working for the u. s. were kept in the dark about civilian deaths. that's from a whistleblower who spoken to r t about his job during the us war on terror. he is currently in hiding from the taliban in fear for his life and even refuses to contact his family to keep them safe. he shared his story with ortiz, unheard voices, project, lalellah. we live in a horrible situation. very bad conditions. i honestly, i am fed up with my life that's not about so i'm in hiding alone with underground. yeah, i can't go outside. i'm hopeless. and i ask myself, do i have the right to live a peaceful life and my own homeland will not let me say straight. i wish i had been born in a different country to meet the decimal guardian telling me though, tuan mm. for pillow top,
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we had to operate our drones. i was an 8 alice today. and then the same at night there was a u. s. company and the afghan government was signed an agreement with he said, we were employed by this company. they scam eagle with each month one pilots conducted $1720.00 drone strikes. it could be more than that, but not less with
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throughout the operations, we were not told about any civilian deaths. nobody told us that we had hit the wrong targets. and the statistics on this were out of our control. we didn't have access to this data the ah, ah, because at the port we lost a couple of our pilots in the last days of our work. and after the taliban took over, one was arrested in cobble and the 2nd, when he was visiting his family, some drone pilots were also beaten and humiliated. and 3 or 4 of our colleagues are missing was a even the closest relatives don't know where they are. sex age they blinking is leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure a safe passage for any american afghan partner or foreign national wants to lead up
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against what we're doing every single minute of every single hour of every single day. it's working to create a safe passage for all civilians, including the afghans who worked for us to the airport to get them on planes and get them out. we worked intensely to evacuate and relocate and worked alongside us in our particular risk reprise of our commitment to them has no deadline of let me put it this way. i have lost my own people know i'm hiding at different places. i can't stay at one place. i can't meet my family. i don't even know how my family is doing now. i can't see them with my colleagues. we can't see or contact each other because we are afraid the taliban are capping our phone. me i was we
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also we have lost our way. what can we do and what will they do to us? we are counting our last breast. they might kill us today or tomorrow. i have one son staying with me and when he goes out to buy something to eat, he says he is afraid of being killed or kept. there is no one to help us in this situation. i live in and i have to wonder why i was born in this hell, i am a human being. i have the right to free life. what the u. s. lead mission in afghanistan previously hired a drone program as a success and said it provides the american back to afghan army with the capability to operate the system on its own. now for more stories on how the war on terror in afghanistan change lives, do go to our on heard voices project. what you can find out in britain's daily cove infection rate hit more than 160000 on new year's day. and
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with the health care system for stretch it is claimed. the pandemic is seeing other patients side lined and their lives put at risk parents. and campaigners say that vulnerable children of being discriminated against to free up bed space and highlight to spike in do not resuscitate orders for children with down syndrome and autism. we spoke to a mother who was asked to sign one for her son when she said it, i, well just in case because, you know, that's my son's life that you're asking what you said or now. and, and i haven't been asked that my other 2 children. i mean, she has down syndrome, but that's got nothing to do with whether shipping the taste or not. he was in the room and she was asking him a lot of questions. and he a con these past days that he understands. and i think luckily for him
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and i asked me because he was, i'm 16 anyway. obviously are the parents, i know they lost their own children. in one respects i was glad he was on the 6th day because the others where i was 16 and where else themselves or do not resuscitate. orders are offered to people who are gravely ill. and one signed doctors won't perform cpr to help restart the patient's heart. but in the u. k, do not resuscitate or does are increasingly being offered for teenagers with autism . it is a condition that affects some 700000 people in britain and teenagers with down syndrome are also affected. however, the national health service insisted is not discriminating. and does say that blanket policies are inappropriate. carmella again though begs to differ we every child and every adult is called the right,
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especially to life. and i just don't understand why there's a difference in society for anyone, discrimination, of even the question is why are people with adults children l delay while we, why are they all trade differently with the lack of you must say given the health care system, they deserve and his social care system, i did that, i get the and i just, it was painful under extreme cab. again that's to do with higher up than the and i just isn't as the government needs to pull their finger out. and so yeah, as out and isn't it isn't our kids to say, oh, your children are not as valuable was everyone else's children. so they're not going to be put on that list. list. i was arc isn't it will leave you out. the are going to stay because there's not
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a lot of room must offer an indigenous leader in new zealand as accusing australia, abusing his country as a, dumping ground for criminals. the national mary or authority chairman, once camber to scrap it's policy of deporting using and is when convicted and it is not good enough. now that new zealand is becoming a penal colony for australia. and in just reporting your problem, why does not solve the problem of gangs and both australia and new zealand, it is not good enough just to say we're going to stick a whole lot of people on applied on a government charter plane and seem them back to new zealand, that is not the spirit of friendship that you would expect between 2 neighbors. well under strain in lower foreign nationals are sentenced to more than a year in prison. they automatically lose the right to stay in the country that applies to even if they have lived in australia their entire lives. the last couple
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of years have seen hundreds of new zealanders sent back home with strategies. immigration minister has defended the policy saying that the government will continue to expel foreign nationals who commit serious offenses will though matthew to khaki again does say that they need to work with you zealand to find a much better solution. now i also did that australian citizens, you know, it's easy just to deport the problem away. and australians want exactly what we want. we want safe communities. we do not want to say drugs being sold to our children. we are sick and tired of saying gun violence on our streets. one possible solution is a joint task force to address a couple of different things. and even though our police forces, they do share information through an intelligence at the moment, it would be good to see if we could just increase their including invest in joint resources. that means also having a look at information and intelligence to find out where these drug supplies
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networks are establishing themselves across southeast asia, even into the pacific. been let's do their job together as australia and new zealand, and that an explorer watching out international thanks. be company to sunday evening, we'll be back with more stories from the weekly at the top. ah . was diagnosed with cancer in 2000. so 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, and one of florida is biggest industries and best kept secrets is phosphate mine in the biggest player is $85000000000.00 industry. is mosaic, and i, there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now flowing into the
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i bought a house with me. hello, welcome to. well, the more learned the last i realized, i know it was a very humble and on some level, the very hiring admission by stockbridge is the father of western philosophy. an admission to which to over the last, during the half down here, is have the food by many of the world, the brightest scientists called us our disposition to the on know, shape what we think we do. you know, to discuss it. i'm now joined by in mcgill,
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chris, the british psychiatry is an author of the matter with dr. mcgill trace it's a great privilege, both personal and professional for me to engage in a conversation. thank you much for giving me this opportunity. thank you very much . now, i hope many of our of yours are familiar with your previous best seller, the master and emissary in which you laid out the keys for how the last hemisphere of our brain, which evolved to deal with nero, practical and mental things, have become too full of it so you boss the and q eager to remake the world and it's rather constrict image. you made that argument very eloquently more than a decade ago. what has happened, or what have you learned that you, your 1st is that you believe in this new book? well, i suppose the, the gestation of this book, it goes back quite a long way and it hasn't just been precipitated by recent events. but i do see the
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thing is that i outlined at the end of the master and his embassy, where i gave an experiment we're the will be like if the left hemisphere is way of thinking, had dominated completely. and we no longer have access to the wisdom that the right hemisphere could give us, what would it look like? and the also was very like the society. i think readers could recognize that we were living in that sense. and i think things have accelerated and the situation has become critical in many respects. and i believe very strongly that it's not necessary to do many practical steps to the destruction of the planet and destruction of our society. but it's not just enough to do those practical things because if we don't change the way we think we'll just carry on repeating the same mistakes. you said it on many occasions, but i.

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