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comparative shopping service over another and one candidate over another they can suppress certain types of results deiced on what they think you should be seen if they have this kind of power then democracy is an illusion the free and fair election doesn't exist the more rope we give them the sooner we're all. russia exposed to german diplomats in a nervous sponsors of berlin over a murder probe. russia could put on the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism that's under a new bill making its way through america's problems. on time magazine's person of the year in 2019 is a great success and we take a closer look at the 16 year old climate change activist to some say is
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a hero and inspiration all others an alarmist and hypocrite. by that very good evening to you this is oxy international we start this hour with breaking news this just come in tuesday's mass shooting in new jersey that claimed the lives of 6 people including the attackers is now being investigated as a potential act of domestic terrorism motivated by anti semitism and hatred towards the police 2 shooters targeted a kosher grocery store on tuesday in jersey city the gun battle lasted for around 4 hours. in other news an escalating diplomatic route has stepped up another level russia has expelled 2 german diplomats it comes in response to a similar move by berlin wall amid a spot over a murder probe auntie's double quarter has the story. the russian foreign minister
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has given the diplomats in question 7 days to leave the country in a tit for tat response to the german government's decision when they themselves decided to expel 2 russian diplomats the german ambassador has received a note of protest over the ground was decision to expel to russian diplomats from berlin as a mere response to german diplomats must leave russia within the next 7 days now it was just last week that the german government made this decision to expel 2 russian diplomats for the cut from the country and the official report said that russia was not being active enough in cooperating within vesta geisha into the murder of a georgian national named still in can congress feeley now the german prosecutors even say that russia moscow may have ordered the murder itself but russia denies these claims and even warned that there would be a mere response the federal foreign office today declared to employees of the
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russian embassy in berlin to be persona non-grata with this step the federal government reacts the fight to the russian authorities despite repeated high level and in fact it requests did no sufficiently participate in the investigation of the murder of tony k.k. in berlin zoo. is it correct to expel the 2 russian diplomats who had nothing to do with the murder that's put reciprocal measures as you know there are underage rules you expel our diplomats we expel yours that's that. now president putin has said that russia has asked for the extradition of congress really many times which the german government is now saying never happened but to bring our viewers up to speed congress really was killed back in august and the media immediately blamed russia for this he was living in germany since 2017 and had connections not only had ties to chechen terrorists but also fought against russia in the 2nd chechen war so it's not hard to imagine why the russian government would be interested in arresting him
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on charges of terrorism. the man who was killed in berlin was not your average georgian he was a militant he fought on behalf of separatists from the caucuses he was on russia's wanted list he was a very cruel man once he killed 98 people he was one of the organizers of bombings of moscow metro i don't know what happened to him is a criminal since everything can happen there so again moscow has always expressed its willingness to cooperate in this investigation but the initial expulsion of russian diplomats on germany's part doesn't exactly mark good faith from berlin. speaking as a huge bronson from the alternative to germany part of a good evening to you here ok let's get some analysis on this now bill it says that bosco send in the wrong signals with its behavior how would you interpret those signals from russia was russia trying to say. well nobody should be sending any
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signals right now to focus on resolving the crimea tragedy the loss of life now all this can only be done if people were together before the authorities cooperated. nonetheless though we have this and some call it tit for tat but germany obviously feels that russia has some kind of blame in this situation and as expelled some of its diplomats and russia feels obviously the opposite says that the claims are groundless centers reciprocated with expulsions what what would you do in this situation both sides say that they have no fault. well it's the old tit for tat game where nobody wins i mean you remember. the 1980s the americans boycotted the olympics in moscow and in return of the soviet boycott in 94 the olympics in los angeles the sport was on the losing side nobody wins and it's the same with diplomats and also the servants and experience politicians know that if
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you kick out diplomats from one country they will be sending your own diplomatic back home so this is a lose lose situation very very unfortunate it doesn't appear to be too much malice from either side here indeed russia's said it hopes relations aren't going to be affected that their military spawn didn't go like for like do you think it will affect relations between the 2 countries and. well i seriously hope not the relations between these 2 countries between russia and germany are pivotal for a peace prosperous working together in europe so they're both depending on each other in this respect. nobody gains from having terrorists and murderous succeeding in putting unrest in europe and in the countries of the money he died as you said people need to really 1st and foremost investigate this killing and get the facts straight but the man in question was on russia's wanted list for
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terrorism moscow wanted him arrested why do you think germany would be so fast to put the blame on russia suggests that they have some pretty hard facts but we haven't heard anything yet. you know it's the apparently obvious response is not always the correct one i mean it's easy to go verb from your own security failings and from your own optimal police work by blaming somebody else and looking for a scapegoat and i believe this has happened here it was a mistake to jump to conclusions and instantly to blame russia without actually knowing what has actually happened this is not the way serious police work should be done 3 years ago we had a radical islamist here who took a truck as a weapon and killed 12 people at christmas fair now these are the real threats we are facing and not a diplomatic spat he pleasure to speak to and i guess he brunson from the alternative for germany party good evening to thank you for having me.
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a u.s. senate committee has approved a bill directing the country secretary of state to determine whether russia is a sponsor of terrorism russia's foreign ministry has slammed this initiative as irrational it passed the state department will have 90 days to report back to congress the senate who tabled the bill in question is convinced that russia backs terrorism ledum or puttin continues to try to cause grievous harm to international peace and stability and i'm policed the senate foreign relations committee advanced my critical legislation directing the state department to consider naming russia what they are a state sponsor of terror. the proposed legislation will now have to pass the house and the senate before being signed by the president just a week ago the study said that russia is not a state to have a sponsor multi-skilled i'm open takes a look at the mixed messages. state sponsor of terrorism is a special designation under u.s. law in which a country is subject to specific sanctions and treatment by the united states for
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allegedly supporting terrorism now the countries that currently have this label are iran north korea syria and sudan cuba had this label until u.s. president barack obama lifted that label against cuba as part of negotiations that took place during his presidency now the allegation seems to be that russia supports terrorism and is worthy of this state department designation however we've heard testimony from members of the u.s. state department making clear that russia does not support terrorists the state department has not at this stage determined russia's a state sponsor of terrorism there's a fairly complex deliberative process for doing and i don't personally see the person as state sponsorship of terrorism terrorist attacks we also have to recognize russia itself has been a victim of terrorism to make it safe to say that on the record as well now russia has long battled against jihad as an extremist that have carried out terrorist
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attacks against the russian people the russian government has also cooperated with the u.s. government in antiterrorism efforts the advancing of this bill comes in the immediate aftermath of the very important meeting between russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and us president donald trump now at his press remarks following that meeting the russian foreign minister emphasized that there are certain forces in the united states working very hard to do rail relations between the 2 countries. congress seems to have been captured by a desire to destroy us russian relations now relations between the u.s. and russia have been sour as it is and when u.s. president donald trump met with the rush. foreign minister and took a photograph together there was quite a reaction from those who oppose and are critical of president donald trump trump is meeting with russia's foreign minister in the oval office again i'm visser he's invited in i'm always knocked out last time they laughed about trams firing of komi today they can celebrate the success of russian propaganda reagan would recognize
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this g.o.p. trump lover of meeting in private this often what conspiracy are they cooking up today among the topics discussed at this high level russia u.s. meeting where the issues of arms control nuclear proliferation as well as the issue of terrorism and it seems that in the aftermath of the meeting some efforts are now taking place to undo whatever progress was made. in executive director of the eurasia center thinks that russia has done more to combat terrorism than the united states has. i am shocked i think this is going in the complete opposite direction the president. would like to go in i think europe is also would like to be mending and rebuilding the tide to russia i don't understand how the senate even comes up with the this idea i mean if you look at terrorism russia is probably doing more to fight terrorism than the us i mean it clear that whether it's intentional or not us
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funding us weapons us training have gone to just an example moderate rebels which one day are supposedly moderate and then the next day there. russia as a state sponsor chip i mean these people are off in some other world and they're not in not in reality. i feel very embarrassed i am apologize you know for myself russia for this going through what i just said in a completely shocked that somebody would actually propose that. time magazine has unveiled its choiceful person of the yeah 16 year old climate activists created to allow some viewers a model of determination and praise her for efforts to combat climate change others find her approach and scientific they accuse her of saying well why tonic auntie's whole conflicts into the team deaf and dumb innit. last year she was just the regular swedish schoolgirl 12 months on and she's time's person of the year rarely
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does a discussion on climate change today take place without her name being mentioned work has become a global sensation not just a prominent figure among climate activists but almost a messianic symbol to pulls no punches in schooling politicians about what they must do to save the planet the real danger is when politicians and c.e.o.'s are making it look like real action is happening when in fact almost nothing is being done apart from clever accounting and creative p.r. she certainly does have a point but what about the growth of film book phenomenon itself it's on the noise quickly and loudly drawn attention to climate change she's got people talking and even been credited with influencing european and national elections but wants more than just talking she wants action from politicians or the critics question what
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useful action grettir inspired movements have actually taken from strikes and protests which she herself says are unsustainable we can't go on like this it is not sustainable solutions that children skip school we can't go on like that so. we don't want to continue so we would we would love some action from people in power her speech is resonated across the world it wasn't long before her fiery indictment of world leaders at the un assembly became a meme now they followed a clear structure grave danger bad government and a need for immediate action she soon became a target for opponents who said her ideas it lacks substance and slated her style but that was quickly knocked on the head criticism was often swiftly silenced with those critiquing her justifiably or no. not labeled as massage honest hysterical or being triggered the climate hysteria movement is not about science if it were about
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science it would be led by scientists rather than by politicians and the mentally ill swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international lair you. markku knows of daily want to just call get a phone by get a mentally ill swedish child she is mad and dangerous and she is causing the young children sleepless noise to move to the juicy gossip she's a she needs to go to school and show that i was in acid aided by this school girl starting this strike for climate change awareness and i thought wow that's pretty gutsy it was all a little melodramatic it was all in the world of succulent tick i don't want millions if not believes of young people watching great to do that kind of speech and genuinely think the planet is literally about the way she is daring to express
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what so many young people are feeling and actually i find it remarkable that she can speak in such an honest way it's truth to kathy is he speaking some of her actions a ridiculed like her transatlantic boat trip having sailed through storms to avoid carbon emissions from air travel she sailed into a storm of criticism when a fellow companions jointer flying in by plane not to mention the impracticality of adopting such measures on a wider scale this brings us back to growth as words about politicians creative p.r. world leaders from merkel to micron among others were happy to humor the latest global trend with a photo opportunity while rebuking some of our ideas so what does this leave the person of the year at 2019 which is certainly sent a message taken center stage and brought people into the streets with a call it is now time for civil. disobedience it's time to rebel but will this have
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the desired effect the only thing you want is real action and reaction has not been happening so of course we have. a lot but so. that if you look at it's far. far from a certain point of view we have achieved nothing like her all over she has created a stir it may be difficult to understand the method behind a person of the year awards one of good as runner ups was donald trump maybe we can agree to hope that this year's award isn't just symbolic isn't just creative p.r. but will lead to the real change the grettir seeks to create. one person has been killed 'd another is missing after a fire on russia's only aircraft carrier that's according to the country's emergency service is because in its office stationed in western russia more months krege of the fire in question broke out during repair work on the craft russia's
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investigative committee has opened a criminal investigation into a possible breach of safety regulations. more news on the way stay with us i'll be back in just a moment. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. and spearing dramatic development only. exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. what politicians do. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected.
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so when you want to be president and should. want. to go right to be close this is like a 3 of them or 10 people. i'm interested in the why. should . germany has slammed washington's sanctions threats for the massive nolde scheme to natural gas pipeline with foreign minister heiko must insisting the e.u. rejects or muddling european policy is decided in europe not in the us we crucially reject external interference and sanctions with extra territorial
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effect. millstream 2 is a gas pipeline that runs from russia to europe through the baltic sea it covers more than a 1000 kilometers means that moscow doesn't have to transit gas to the e.u. vi ukraine however washington isn't a fan claiming it leaves europe to energy dependent on brusha economists like a harmer believes that the e.u. has to push back against washington's attempts to dominate. the problem with. 2 is there and germany would get it or europe could get energy independent on blackmail from poland and the ukraine or other american it's now i think this is the may grumble and so for security measures the e.u. has to push back against these sanctions and they have to make here their companies in europe have a little bit of safety when they're you projects we will are absolutely. within the law of the u.s.
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it's just declaring sanctions on european businesses so it would be far. for europe to rely on u.s. energy supply so for us it's the only single benefit for them. due to what they are searching for and russia is here doing opening markets which are very favorable for both europe and russia of course don't want to see this. on stream to is not the only stumbling block between germany and the u.s. at present major german telecoms provider the shows in the chinese tech giant while way to build its 5 g. network in the country call in the company a strategic partner telefonica sent to launch a 5 g. wireless network in germany next year covering 30 cities by 2022 germany is one of the few e.u. countries that's open to stores the way along with spain and portugal washington is strongly opposed to the reach of the tech giant though let me get poses a huge security risk. huawei is. a company we may not do business with at
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all because it is a natural security threat the united states has also been very clear with our security partners on the threat posed by the way the chinese government can rightfully demand access to data flowing through one way and z.t. systems. why would anyone grant such power to regime that has already grossly violated cyberspace probably without change showed one way without allowing one way into our country would not change and that we could do business for non-security while away. economist i could harm again thinks the eaves corded in the us is only looking out for his own interest in slamming weiwei well i don't think that europe is looking for its own interests because in the past they're showing that they are not even able to look out that their only interest in this case they are the edge of where they are they are in the corner they can't do it any way so us is looking
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for their own benefit and i wish that europe would start to look for their own benefits but in this case it is just this embarrassment of totally broken down economics policy of economics which we can see now in euro it is over here. and the economy or politics of the committee to decide it and nothing else and this in this case it shows it again. finally there's just around 2 and a half hours left for people to vote in the united kingdom where a 3rd general election in 5 years is taking place here live pictures from a polling station located in london the british voters have until 10 pm local time to cast their ballots once the voting is completed we'll be bringing you all the results as they roll in throughout the night. and i preach about it today company here you're watching are to international join me for updates and often are.
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and there was only johnson. and i just got out of prison for. 41 guinness. 73 and so. i got arrested for some i. feel like just everything was taken out of. my work in the hospital but that was. meant to snowman that looks a little bit like me. about.
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homicide want to. work tough in the units so you're going. to go. to the moon on a friday trying to frighten. us no good something about due to. each simulating civilization would be able to using a tiny fraction of its resources. hundreds of thousands millions of runs through all of human history almost all. beings with our kinds of experiences with them to
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simulate that once rather than on simulated ones i just will not argue we should think fearful that one of the simulated ones. are our. a lot of welcome to well it's a part of helping people in need this is still the noblest thing in their wallet but just like the resolve to make it a wild about a place that's increasingly being mad with suspicion fear and even violence is it still possible to draw the line between genuine humanitarian efforts and politically or geo politically expedient do gooding to discuss that i'm now joined
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by frank turner a board member for doctors for the borders frank it's good to talk to you thank you very much for a time thanks for the most welcome now let me start with you personally you still practice medicine you are a general practitioner at berlin hospital you teach humanitarian medicine for the last i think 20 years you've been involved in various humanitarian actions around the world is it more difficult to be a humanitarian these days than it was when you're just well it's i think each decade has its own let's say complications so in this regards it was always a difficult undertaking because you're working in very let's say a resource limited settings you're working in very risky environments you're often coming as an expert but you're not really because you don't know when you arrive so in this regard it hasn't changed so much but what became more and more in issue is of course let's say problems related to conflicts where it's not
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really very easy to understand who is behind what kind of action and that is of course the ever growing concern for us the less we are getting respect for let's say medical and humanitarian work now when doctors without borders for so that by believing. $1701.00 this phrase without borders didn't really carry any political or ideological meaning but i think at this point of time a border is a highly charged issue especially i think when it comes to the european union and as it deals with my grants and refugees do you see that impacting your work in any way yeah it is of course i mean in general the no borders is to say we are we think that we should not let's say only go where we allow to go but we also should try to fight for access to the people because it's where they meet they deserve it's
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a human right also if you be taken care off and especially in conflict situations where there is no support when the health systems are failing then of course there is a lot of need and its own mission somehow to go and it was if used to be i think 20 years ago it used to be a very popular notion both among the public and the hmong the decision makers especially in europe i mean europe was moving to. a world without borders but clearly it's not the case anymore people in europe actually want to bring borders back in much greater matter than before well as a matter of fact we are we are seeing already we have a big border around europe now it's not amongst the different individual states so much it's on the outskirts of the european system and we see particularly the let's say most deadliest border in the world is emitted and you'd see thousands and
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thousands of people have been dying over the last couple of years due to not being rescued in the sea and this is of course an ever growing concern for us because we are actively hampered also access to these places even though we have to the means we have the boats we have the capacities to medically care for these people but they try to prevent. from doing i would joke now you've been very diplomatic so far in expressing your concern and i know that you're a person in your organization have been very critical of the way the european union is dealing with this issue whether it ultimately abandoning all their rescue operations in the mediterranean sea do you think there is a way of dealing with this issue him mainly without at the same time encouraging further migration well i think the myth somehow rounded that we are encouraging by just hoping people in the in the. risky situation is absolutely wrong because.


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