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when you go all the way with a, with the u. s. book 8500 troops on high alert. the pentagon says they're ready for deployments in eastern europe if russia ukraine last, despite moscow saying it has no such plans. a british government minutes to quit, while fleming, what he calls the prime minister, lamentable track record. in fact, the claims of massive fraud in the government covey loan scheme and wiki leaks founded julie not on with the rights to appeal to the u. k. supreme court. to prevent his extradition for the us on espionage charges rolling has been welcomed
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by his family and supporters. what happened in court today is precisely what we wanted to happen, but we're far from achieving justice in this case. because gillian has been incarcerated for so long and he should not have spent a single day in prison. mm hm. you're watching all the international law. it's just on for yeah, i'm here in the russian capital. my name is peter scott, and it's great to have you with us. the us is putting 8500 troops on high alerts to counter the supposed threat from russia. pentagon spokesman john kirby says the units could be sent to eastern europe if russia at sax ukraine. although moscow has repeatedly denied any such plans. these would be additional brigade, combat teams, logistics personnel, medical support, aviation support, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance as well as transportation. and maybe even some additional
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capabilities after that, the secretary wanting to get ahead of the potential activation and making sure that these units have the time to prepare if and only if they're deployed the u. s. and if nato allies have also started a series of navy drills in the mediterranean sea and nato secretary general un salt, salt and berg has said the alliances considering deploying extra troops near bushes borders. b to oliver has more no story. an awful lot going on on monday concerning nato troop movements and planned movements as well. what we can expect is that there will be more nato troops arriving in the east of europe. later on monday, us time though, the call between the u. s. president and european leaders, but earlier we heard pretty much confirmation of this from the nato secretary general against dalton, beg, natal, will not compromise on court principles. we stand for the right of each nation to
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choose his own alliances. and naples door remains open. we are considering to further enhance our presence in east, on part of the alliance. this could include the deployment of additional ne thought battle groups, while those navy wargames continue in the mediterranean involving the ag yet the american aircraft carrier, the u. s. s. harry truman. we've also heard on monday from france, denmark, the netherlands, and spain who've all either committed or said they're considering committing moving military hardware or troops to eastern europe. now dmitri pest golf, who's the the kremlin spokesperson, said that moscow as paying very close attention to these movements. adobe dish turn out to such an nato actions and increase nato activity. now borders cannot be ignored by a military who are responsible for the security of our country. there is
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a constant process of drills, maneuvers, and military build up, which has never stopped and will continue. e u foreign ministers were meeting in brussels on monday. they had a lot to talk about, including proposals by the you commission for as much as what could be 1320000000 euros worth of financial package for ukraine. but one thing that jo, several, the a u foreign policy chief did come away from the meeting, saying was pretty much what he said when he went into the meeting, which was there would be no pull out of e u diplomatic staff and their families from embassies in keith, similar to what had been done by the united states and the u. k. i don't think we had the time applies as far as the negotiation going on sunday and going on. i don't think that we had to let the plane and i leave. there was an awful lot of pressure on germany. and therefore, minister and alina bab, book in this meeting of foreign ministers on monday journeys come under
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a lot of pressure because it's refused to send weapons to ukraine. now, germany has said it will provide financial aid. it's also said that will provide medical aid and that it would increase our surveillance operations carried out from our romania. what we've also heard coming out of germany is the, the, the chancellor here all app scholes saying it should there be an invasion that there would be 6 stream consequences for russia, but amongst senior politicians including those no longer in government, of course, and the in the terms of moccasins, odor the leader of the state of bavaria. he's been speaking to the press saying that europe shouldn't talk to russia as if it was an enemy. we must reject aggression and avoid escalation. nobody wants a war in europe. in doing so, the territorial integrity and independence of ukraine under international law must be respected, but constant new threats and never tougher sanctions against russia alone cannot be the solution. on the one hand, because sanctions have had little effect for
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a long time. and on the other hand, because these new sanctions would often harm us just as much. meanwhile, boris johnson, the british prime minister, has been having his se that's after london sent thousands of anti tank weapons to ukraine just last week, as well as a team of special forces to train people how to use those while they're in ukraine . now the british prime minister saying that an invasion of ukraine could be a disaster of historic proportions. but we also need to get a mesh. this leading new crime from a russian set is going to be a painful and below this. this could be a new chess awful lot of movement in this story throughout monday, most of that movement seems to be in the form of nato military hardware. either moving or planning to be moved further towards the eastern frontier of the alliances boundaries. well, anti war to vest and executive director of world beyond war,
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david swanson says that most americans don't actually want war, but the u. s. media continues going after its brougham on well, i think it's a sort of a self fulfilling of belief of this notion that russia in response to all the militarization within ukraine and neighboring countries by nato of put all of these troops months ago, near the border. and hasn't used them, hasn't invaded ukraine. most people are not in the military have nothing to do with the military pay. very little attention to the news at all. i and certainly if asked whether they want a major war or not, would say no, but are generally aware of small scale u. s. war making going on constantly eternally around the world. i and are horrified of vladimir putin or having nightmares about vladimir putin, have been ward that, that the evil dr. putin is trying to take over the world and something must be done
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to stop him. it's another munich, it's another appeasement. it's another moral failure to launch a war quickly enough on this is this is what they're fed a constant diet of on us television. a senior conservative minister has resigned in the u. k. in protest to the government's handling of fraud allegations surrounding multi 1000000000 pound cove. it contracts, theodore argues exits his power, further pressure on prime minister boys johnson who's already reeling from a scandal of a lot down parties at downing street. he said, alley reports from london to the resignation of a peer in the house of lords, lord agnew of olsen, who served as both a cabinet and treasury minister and his role was responsible primarily for investigating cases of corruption or fraud and to take his frustration which has led to his resignation. today is linked to the governments about back loan
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scheme. now this was a scheme which was hugely popular in the country at the time. loans being given to small businesses of a height of the pandemic in the lockdown. to help save businesses to help save jobs, the treasury doting out 47000000000 pounds of money to desperate businesses all across the line to give them a lifeline. but as the national audit office estimates that up to potentially 5000000000 pounds of that could have been, fortunately claimed lord agnew spectacularly resigning the dispatch box earlier saying that his attempt to try to get these instances of alleged fraud investigator will met with nothing. but in action by other government officials, it is my deeply held conviction that the current state of affairs is not acceptable . given that i am the minister for counter fraud. it feels somewhat dishonest to stay on in that role. if i am incapable of doing it properly, this is not an attack on the prime minister, but a combination of arrogance,
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indolence and ignorance freezes the government machine. now we heard the lord agnew stating that his resignation was not intended as a attack on the prime minister, but it's hard to see how it could be anything but a huge blow on bars. johnson, who's under immense pressure following revelations of a number of incidences of breaking of lockdown roof by himself and others within his government at the highest levels. then down the street while the rest of the country essentially locked. and there were new reports emerging lead in that poorest johnson had a birthday party held for him, organized by his now wife carry. and that revelation states the forest. johnson attended that party in the cabin office in down the street at a time when the country was in the fast national lockdown and indoor gatherings were strictly band. and, you know, we've heard and seen this prime minister for shrugging of accusations of racism.
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shrugging off accusations of corruption within his administration, but it could be these revelations of parties and other events which broke lockdown rules, which could cause an end to his premier ship. and we've already seen him having to be humiliated, essentially, politically, and apologize at the dispatch box. in the house of commons, i want to apologize. i believed implicitly that this was a work event. but mister speaker with hindsight, i should have sent everyone back inside. i should have found some other way to thank them. and i should have recognized that even if it could be said technically to fall within the guidance, there would be millions and millions of people who simply would not see that way. a senior civil servant within the government, su gray has been tasked with investigating those instances of rule breaking. and
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what the prime minister's alleged role in those events were. and it's thought that su grey's report could make or break porous. johnson's political future, no doubt to the glee of his political enemies, those who oppose him on everything from his lockdown policies. those who say that he hasn't been harsh enough with the lock down policies, and that he scraps, things like vaccine passports to those who oppose him. on the question of briggs it, but importantly those on his own back benches as well, who are paying for his blood. and so all eyes will be on what sue gray reports. earlier we spoke to a house of lords member lord, prem sicker, who says this simply replacing the prime minister won't solve the problem. as the u . k needs to completely over hold the weights governed. the minister would speak a minute or 2. but as the, as has a speech lasted longer,
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and they started criticizing the government, we send something was up, but then it became more dramatic. when is a resignation letter on the dispatcher table and actually walked out of the chamber? i not really see anything like that. before many people from outside have already sense that something is seriously wrong with the government. very, very serious indictment and insight into incompetence and the heart of the government simply replacing one prime minister with another prime minister, believing in the same ideology, values, and policies is not really good enough. what we really need is a complete change in the way this country is governed, simply replacing one sort of gods with another gods with another set of gods isn't really going to do much of the country. so we need new people centered politics.
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and that is not really an offer of the moment by any political party wiki leagues found it. julian, our son has won the rights to have his extradition case reviewed in the u. k. supreme court. he's currently wanted by washington on espionage charges, but there's still no prospects of a song's been released. and if the on say, says his health is deteriorating after suffering, a stroke recently imprison ortiz shot, it was dusty, has the latest unison has been cross permission to take his case to the court. of course, that means that he can now appeal to us extra addition decision that was growing the end of last year. we start with a my much decision whether court or rule to overturn a previous decision not to extra right units on, on the basis it would be oppressive. considering how high a risk of suicide he may be if he was sent to the united states and held in cost center throughout the year. last year, the courts change their mind following
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a 2 day appeal. as the u. s. offered a packet is assurances to the fact that he would not be held under maximum security put conditions. in the last few minutes, we did hit the announcement and indeed morris is the partner of the sergeant held this as a victory. what happened in court? today's precisely what we wanted to happen, but we are far from achieving justice in this case because julian has been incarcerated for so long and he should not have spent a single day in prison. as long as this case isn't dropped. as long as julian isn't free, julian continues to suffer for almost 3 years. he's been in bell marsh prison, and he's suffering profoundly day after day, week after week, year after year. we also heard from the, with the lease editor and chief, he says, again, this is a school victory for the close. eunice, i'm still remains behind the prison pauses. the last prison we need for this case
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could be dropped entirely. that is, that is, that is the only real victory for or for journalism. for julian, this is of course of the pro long incarceration is already been for more than 1000 days and belmont prison. we've always been protesting vigorously. the fact that after the united states lost in the lower court, they were allowed to, to submit the so called up. so sort of assurances with it a general purpose perspective. this is just absurd since the ruling in favor of the united states some months ago. so just came off the high port directly behind me to allow this case to be sent to the supreme court. now, not all cases go to the supreme court. there must be an all people point of law, and the case needs to have a public importance that now has been deemed a public importance in the sanchez team. we're arguing those implications for the future of public interest reporting and the ability to defeat politically motivated
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cases. they argue that this case is absolutely politically motivated. we look throughout the year last year, all of these reports of the cia plus to kidnap kill assassinate, a song spy on him. while he was hold up in london, ecuadorian embassy. they argue this deems it a politically motivated case. and as we well know, under the u. k. u, as extradition treaty, nobody can be expedited on political grounds and that is indeed enshrined in that law in that treaty. then, of course, on the grounds of future reporting, many of us on to supported. i did a defense, they argue that the united states is simply making an example of june assange for revealing these legible crimes of documents relating to the war in iraq and afghanistan. ah,
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a with, [000:00:00;00] ah . so what we see now is a decade long soccer, a legal labyrinth of horror story. could you in a song? well, he goes through, back and forth, various court system, here in the united kingdom. all of these protests is when they heard that
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announcement some few minutes ago. they all are opted into child saying free, free a june, a saw of course, this isn't the end. he's still behind boston. there's still a long way to go for doing a song to try and fight against expedition to the united states. earlier we spoke with i to vist and pink floyd co founder roger waters who said this is only a small victory for us orange. obviously this is bad and yours hadn't been denied lose to appeal to the u. k. supreme court. if he, if he had been denied that may by the high court appeal go, his, his name would have gone straight to pretty, but joe, who would have shouted off with his hedge and sent in the united states to be killed. so, so this is a small victory, but as stellar explained in, i could just here's snatches of your programming and on. while i was sitting there
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waiting to talk to stellar explain julian, a so should not have spent a single day either in the wood. dorian embassy, where he was sort of locked up for about 8 years for certainly not so much. please go to prison because she has committed no crime how many times to have to explain this to the rest of the world. obviously he has committed no act of espionage by any definition of the word, probably in any language, anywhere in the world. it should trumped up nonsense piece of nonsense. all. clearly it's obvious to everybody, the whole traditional procedure that's been going on in the u. k. is shirad, it's a piece of theater to persuade those of us who need persuading like them trying to persuade me. i suppose that this man deserves to be punished in some way for
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what he has done. we should be building statues to judy in those songs in our towns squares not punishing. what he has done is expose inconvenient throughs to the powers that be to the ruling clause. still to on the program, a student's opens fire in a university like all in germany, killing one and wounding several more. we'll have all the details on that story after this short break. join me every thursday on the alex salmon. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess of the world of politics, sport business,
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i'm sure business. i'll see you then. ah ah
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ah welcome back to the program. there's been a deadly shooting in the gym in town of heidelberg. a good man opened fire in a university late to a whole killing a student and injuring several others. that's before he turned the gun on himself. his ortiz donny armstrong with more not story. one dead, 3 injured after a shooting at heidelberg university. that's the oldest university in germany, one of the most renowned in europe and for the world in the world for that matter, police said in a press conference just wrapped so recently and then an 18 year old man himself, a student stormed into a lecture, theatre around 1230 local time, open fire on the students present then left the building before turning the gun on himself. and police said there were 4 injured originally, one of them critically. that we can confirm now that one of those victims that was
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critically injured has to come to her injuries later in the hospital. there were reports that she had been shot in the head by the attacking a police at the perpetrator who was acting alone. a lone wolf attacked as it were, was a student himself, and used a long barrel go. now that's a rifle to you. me. the type is held in 2 hands and propped against the shoulder. a search after the attack did find that there were 2 of those such guns on the, about the body of the attacker. now this has been a huge event in the city of heidelberg, a huge student population. there. we have had some comment from the chairman of the student body pizza ableman. he said that this is a catastrophe and incredible shock. add to the city. the north of the city has been cordoned off. a swat team was deployed there, a helicopter also to aid in the the search the is there is no threat to the public as we understand now, of course our threat was neutralized when the attacker turned the gun on himself.
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police say there is no political or racial motivation behind the attack. the gunman acted alone. however, when this did 1st, when news of fierce attack 1st broke on social media. and there were reports that this was down to radical veganism, and the perpetrator had some kind, deep hatred for students and was exacting some sort of sick, revenge for the suffering of animals on humans. that was rubbish, than the police have said. now that it was a lone gunman, 18 you, 18 years old, former student there is a p and a press conference has been wrapped up. this kept us up today and we will keep you up to date here, t on any information that we have. as in when it happens and staying with that grim topic of gun crime, an 8 year old girl was shot and killed while walking with her mother in the u. s. city of chicago over the weekend. melissa ortega was hit by a stray gun, fired during
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a gang fight and withdrawing crime rates. policing in chicago is once again in the spotlights, and one local pastor is crying out for change. is there any hope for chicago? the chaos. the lawlessness is so bad is chicago, that the criminals mock i police and i city leaders. even now governor, what makes me so angry theory is that we see our leaders marking our efforts with their wishy washy id. like to find the police. come on there. the police are not our enemy. how many more will it take before our leaders wake up? you know what? they'll never waker. you know why they don't care. last year, chicago recorded his highest homicide rate in 25 years, and he stands at 797 deaths. meanwhile, the week starting the 10th of january, so overall crime of nearly a quarter compared with 2021. we spoke with dominic ego,
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a former police officer from chicago, who says it's short sighted to place the blame squarely on the police. santa free certain situation, this happens disturbingly repetitively in chicago, is, is broken, got government system we have from our job safe, certain kim fox to the mayor and her vilification of all the police officers wanted ether to our sheriff. tom dark, who was absent at the helm, the to find the police move in is one thing in the next year is going to be something else. the police will always be the pawns because they're right in the middle. you've got the elected officials who make the promise, elect me. i'm going to change things. you've got the state attorney who are making deals with the defense attorneys who are also an elected position, states attorney, you know, elect me. i'm going to do x, y, and z. then you have the, the citizens who are committing the crimes, or also the ones you are calling for safer neighborhoods because of the crime is not everyone's committed crimes. and you have the cops, the ones who are right in the middle,
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and the entire burden of peace and prosperity is put on their shoulders with no support from communities or the ones who are there to, to back them their, their government. so they're the ones who are taken the worst position, the hits on all side, and they're always going to be taking a heads if they're the pawns will that fit your bangle today with all the latest from around the world. feel free to head over to r t dot com for more stories in depth analysis. my name's peter scott, and i'll be back again at the top of the hour. thanks for watching. oh, hello. driven by dream shaped bankers and those
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