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from from. from. from from. curfews and new restrictions are imposed across europe as the pandemic spirals. into spring. 20 u.s. presidential vote just weeks away and republicans cry foul alleging election interference to twitter and facebook found a bombshell article on democrat hopeful joe biden and his son. by. they take negative posts down almost before they even go up trying to protect try to protect by this is election interference in the attempt to break an election which is what we're seeing here monopoly is unprecedented in american history. and
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euthanasia for terminally ill children age from one to 12 will become legal in the netherlands because the government backs new rules to end unbearable and suffering . children will feel pressured to. allow people to kill them all full thought that is what we are talking in these kind of cases of patients who are suffering so much where the suffering. by every. other thanks for joining us midday here in moscow. cove it is resurgent in europe with record infection rates registered across the continent france spain and if you kate now have heavier case those than they saw in the spring there was little political unity on how to handle this crisis with more
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here's auntie's peter all of. cases of coronavirus skyrocket across europe e.u. leaders are bringing back hard core restrictions and we have made a decision to impose a curfew it will be enforced in the paris region and 8 other french officer just in the same situation over the bend them it is serious because we record rising infection numbers almost everywhere the reason is that fear is a 2nd autumn winter wave of the virus would be worse than the 1st appear to be coming true back in march france was in lockdown with around 7 and a half 1000 daily cases the latest figures show that is high and now the same picture is repeated in spain and in the u.k. while all those countries were in lockdown in the spring now politicians are trying to strike a balance between safety and personal freedom for many the potential economic
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damage of another lockdown outweighs concerns of a public health. since the virus was 1st detected in europe different countries of opted for different tactics the swedish government went for a hands off approach relying on people following precautions without them having to be made rules that worked at least for a while but now restrictions are in place in sweden as well the disjointed approach among e.u. member states has caused public frustration a poll of e.u. citizens found that just over half of french people council to their walls unity in the block when it came to tackling coronavirus however 60 percent of italians and
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almost 3 quarters of those here in germany. thought the approach lacked solidarity one thing that was agreed upon this week was a unified set of travel rules for the european union we welcome the agreement reached today by the member states on uy coordination of measures restricting free movement related to the coronavirus pandemic it will have a single set of colors to categorize the different regions based on the risk with a single set of rules to follow so citizens can see more clearly what the situation is the german chancellor says that means to be more cooperation across europe to help calm attain a virus that doesn't care whether it's in brussels bremen. we have also experienced that european corporation is not limitless lead resilient i tell you the south critically especially in the beginning of the pandemic and in retrospect we focus too much on the problem of our own country but this experience once again
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makes it clear that we need each other we need close european cooperation in order to monster great challenges and which can only be achieved together with the citizens and not working above their heads so far that unified approach to tackling cove it has been lacking from european leaders peter all of our r.t. . marcelo for other the naleo a swedish epidemiologist says that striking the right balance between saving lives and saving the economy is far from easy. if you are happy to be able to enjoy our faces with funding me the 1st thing you have to see is where there are groups where it goes with interest so it does not help that they say well that was important from long before it should have been taken into account in deployment of the strategies to face the pandemic and that was not the done so this is this year i do
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know. over incapacity unless you do. i don't see a purpose but your prayer these are others you know where your prayers are not to save their lives it will be with your prayer to start to save the economy so we've been thinking ok we have a nice economy doing this pandemic and the country will look down that will then we suffered much more so we're going to have a better position than they have been if you have those ideas you have to ration of course you're going to sacrifice the effort. but that is. the human rights. the u.k. is facing a rebellion in the north of england over tough new covert restrictions and that of manchester is accused number 10 of using the north as canaries in the coal mine on the sally explains. the mayor of manchester has been speaking today and he's been lashing out at the government's attempts to implement this so-called 3 year to system on certain parts of the u.k.
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or at least putting certain parts of the country into those higher brackets and mr burnham saying that those parts of the country suffered enough economically there are certain sectors of the economy that have suffered enough economically throughout this crisis and if the government is going to pull these measures out then they have to extend some type of financial support to those regions last night the deputy chief medical officer told great amongst the leaders to bring the infection rates down any regional lock down would require widespread closures way beyond pulps to stand any real chance of working and that would have to be done in tandem with all the neighboring regions and even then it would not be certain to work. but here's the point the government is not giving city regional city regions like ours and the liverpool city region the necessary financial
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backing full full lock downs of that kind. that is why we have unanimously opposed the government's plans for tier 3 they off lord and. now there are other leaders in the northeast of the country council leaders who have also lashed out in places like sunderland the new cost of against these government measures here in the capital london we are expecting to go into the height from saturday all the words on the streets of the city there are mixed feelings as to whether that is the right way forward i think it's kind of been sprung on a lot of people people weren't expecting it necessarily but it seems like it's the logical next step i would prefer a sure shot down farther than something that we just don't know when it might ends just keep rolling right back look at the damage that's been doing to the economy to a 2 tier 3 everyone suffering now we've reached
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a point where this doesn't seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel i take the view that the this is the reaction to this disease is. more unfortunate and terrible it is being grossly exaggerated and we need to. try and regain normality soon as possible again i feel whatever is going to. spread is a good thing i think it probably needed to happen a while ago and maybe we would have had to do it a bit less dissin know it was fairly it's gone forever and i know it's in the public interest and we should be safe but. i don't know i'm really tired of my work and everything just being disrupted all the time you do what you have to do it. we're in this for the long term. and the grim 90 mile stone has also been passed to britain russia which has set a new record for the number of daily cases on friday the number of infections increased by more than 15000 while thursday so we record number of daily deaths
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286 new restrictions have been rolled out in the capital and other cities. us republicans are crying foul have to social media giants bound to dummy gone to call on presidential candidate joe biden and his son's business dealings twitter and facebook who claim to be preventing misinformation could now be subpoenaed it comes with the election just weeks away on the scale of more picks up the story the election is just 3 weeks out and the new york post the daily conservative tabloid of new york city says it has a bombshell they've allegedly got e-mails from joe biden and his family now the e-mails are said to have come from a laptop that was left behind at a computer repair shop in delaware there are some images of joe biden's son hunter smoking crack and an alleged sex tape e-mails show hunter biden introducing its father joe biden and the vice president to the board of barista a natural gas giant from ukraine that actually paid hunter biden 50000 dollars
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a month to sit on its board. did home to thank you for inviting me to d.c. and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spend some time together it's really an honor and pleasure critics say this proves that joe biden when he was vice president knew about his son's business deals in ukraine and helped them republicans see this is damaging the biden campaign team of course they didn't i everything so why has this story gotten so big well social media got involved well they will intentionally not link to the new york post i want to be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by facebook's 3rd party fact checking partners in the meantime we are reducing its distribution on our platform on facebook you couldn't even share this story in a direct private message it was blacked out gone twitter even shut down the new york post account and the account of the white house press secretary when she tried
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to share a screen shot of many this looks a lot like tech giants meddling in american politics so how did twitter explain it . the policy establishment 2018 prevents the use of our service to distribute content obtained without authorization well that's interesting because the recent story from the new york times similarly unconfirmed about donald trump's tax returns which was based on personal data that was somehow collected which the new york times never bothered to explain where they got it from that story it's still up on both platforms so cue the republicans with biden today they take negative post down own those before they even go up there trying to protect him they tried to project by the tech monopolies that control american media feared this story might hurt that candidate when they favor this is election interference in the attempt to rig an election which is what we're seeing here by monopolies is
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unprecedented in american history now twitter says this is all just a big miscommunication well the damage has already been done the story of joe biden and his son and their business dealings is probably not going to have a big impact on the election results however the move by the tech giants to censure him after they've already had a long history of anti-conservative bias that very well could. r.t. new york. well twitter has since announced that it will revise its materials policy will now label tweets instead of blocking them with the new york post article will remain blocked as it displays images containing private information though we discussed the story with public policy professor max abrams he says the tech giants are political activists. both twitter and facebook are very clearly in the biden camp and so this bombshell story by the new york post is
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damaging to joe biden and so both twitter and facebook for political reasons are trying to restrict your viewership of this incriminating information of course the social media platforms can't come out and say that explicitly they can't say that we're in cahoots with you know the biden team and we didn't like it for political reasons it reasons instead they need to make up other reasons for restricting viewership what is clear is that this was a very pro biden move. the dutch government has approved plans to allow the euthanasia of terminally ill children aged between one and 12 the research shows there is a need for the possibility of active life term an asian among doctors and parents
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of terminally ill children who are suffering hopelessly a number and will die in the foreseeable future. current law permits euthanasia for babies under one year and children older than 12 consent from parents is mandatory of children aged 16 or 17 need only inform their parents of their decision the new rules will also require parental consent and the approval of 2 don't volunteer child euthanasia has been allowed in the netherlands since 2014 of adults it was legalized almost 2 decades ago euthanasia accounts for 4 percent of total number of deaths in the netherlands out of a 6000 cases the majority were for terminal medical conditions we put the government's latest initiative up for debate. 2 things that difficult to find one is how long someone's got to live and the other is how unbearable the suffering really is and both of those things get watered down over time or in oregon for example terminally ill has been watered down to you know you require some medical
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treatment to sustain your life which means even diabetes is classified as terminally ill where people can live for decades with diabetes this is what essentially did it on the exact same results you know rounds the definitions of what causes what is terminally ill what is unbearable it all is on the thing and the fact they will think it down now to children as well shows exactly the slippery slope that happens when you legalize euthanasia in this kind of way it's absolutely nonsense what you say it autumn patient with having diabetes will not be helped in his suicide just because he has a diabetes if there is a diabetes it by suffering which is certainly not the reason and this is to wait a post a preachin is talking about i think even the suggestion to young children maybe dying is the right option is just going to very very very disturbing for their children and and just provoke anxiety i think children what you have what will happen here is children will feel pressured to die pressured to allow people to
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kill them what an awful thought that is an imperative as well feeling pressured to kill their children or allow their children to be killed i think if you don't want to have euthanasia you're not going to ask for it you won't get it will get absolutely perfect health care in the netherlands and in oregon it is nonsense to say that it is suggested to patients that they should make a choice for death it is not one of the nicest thing for a doctor to do to help his patient die but sometimes it's the only way out it's not nonsense at all the many reported cases where patients have felt pressured you know because doctors have said you know we can't maybe we can't treat you for this and so you should think about euthanasia have you thought about euthanasia and dots of repeatedly said that to patients and they felt the pressure of it i have never read what you said to distil something you. i think or you believe which is happening and maybe there have been cases where this has happened i must say age that we are sacred but it is certainly not the general our always practice in the netherlands
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how with this practiced in oregon how dysfunctional in looks. right now i mean what we've found consistently in surveys of doctors is that people who are actually. did not support euthanasia they're the ones who know that pain can be alleviated euthanasia is not the right way around it's not everyone agrees that this is a wrong thing to do to terminate life in this kind of way you are a person feeling in saying something which is not right if there are situations to alleviate pain by palliative care our doctors do that but we are talking in d.c. kind of cases of patients who are suffering so much where the suffering. is such it is much more humane to help somebody die peacefully by yes of course by the hands of the doctor by giving medication. in this to stop posting code notices on homes over concerns that stigmatizes people explain after the break.
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join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to us from the
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world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. welcome back a restaurant in the u.s. city of portland was attacked last weekend after a black lives matter protest descended into rioting we spoke with the restaurant owner military veteran john jackson we experienced some vandalism and vandalism in the form of what i would call domestic terrorism on sunday evening by a faction group that hasn't yet identified themselves during that even if they had
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a march here in portland which turned into a riot and that's they mean any they targeted heroes american. and proceeded to shoot through the windows with what we believe was a 9 millimeter pistol. the heroes american cafe is known for supporting veterans police firefighters and other public servants according to his web site the restroom the night some of its profits to support what it calls local heroes. the restaurant was attacks during the so-called day of riots in portland protesters toppled statues of former presidents and raided the already going to start a society building pull in csma describe demonstrators actions as obscene phil jackson again says that some groups intentionally escalated the situation. it was a planned attack not just random because there's other buildings all around me that weren't touched they tore it out multiple statues a statue of teddy roosevelt abraham lincoln and they destroyed a museum
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a historic museum at the same time the chatter on the internet indicates that they believed that we were pro police and they believed that we were. black lives matter which. is makes no sense because you can see that i happen to be an african-american business owner portman is a community of relatively peaceful people and i think that the people from portland that are protesting are protesting peacefully what's happening is there's faction that are being paid to come to portland and to antagonize and to escalate trouble. germany has been demanding answers from russia over the alleged poisoning of opposition figure alexina valley but apparently berlin itself has been reluctant to cooperate back in september russian lawmakers wrote to the german parliament's president inviting their counterparts to work together on the
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case some german pais are now livid that they were never informed of the offer. and miller and hurt are stunned how in the highly tense situation of german russian relations which urgently needs dialogue russian offers for talks and requests for help are so brusquely rejected by the german side. well later some politicians in berlin dismissed the proposal as a cheap trick to wimbledon's german lawmakers earlier moscow was repeatedly rebuked by the e.u. for failing to provide a credible explanation of the incident signatures of the letter they say it was deliberately ignored. why the bundestag president has decided to ignore a letter they might pinioned he had received a command to do the same otherwise i can't explain it if it is all undermines the deputy's independence on which you sat in the kitchen any moment to see if you will a deputy from the right wing alternative in germany party has urged the head of the
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bundestag not to leave the russian that unanswered we talked to one of his colleagues. bust monday the 12th of october the personal secretary of mr wrote to a friend of mine that election believed he had forwarded letter both to the committee on foreign affairs so that wonderstruck and the members of the trade in a russian parliamentary group by being a member of the german russian parliamentary group i have never officially received this letter by mr short so it is proved in writing that mr shortly white on this talk it letter deliberately and then i got a letter that mr scheuer really forbit the letter only true they had hoped to call me to on foreign affairs but this only happened after we had all or to lift the topic in this moment your conference with a russian colleague so also based it had done only under pressure and what she did
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personally use that presidential little bit under stark decide to truly frame to give her an answer to russia this i have also in writing i think this is a very it's a tremendous political scandal that the president of the door to the stark side to refrain and you are in service to moscow on this very important letter. new delhi all 13 time decided to stop putting notices outside homes of people who all covered 900 positives and suffer officials admitted the practice does lead to stigmatize ation. there is a stigma with the coronavirus disease and posters outside the house amplify that by doing away with this we are aiming at increased testing we want more people to get themselves tested without thinking of stigmas the homes of those infected with covert have been marked since the 1st days of the pandemic in india but people say
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they've been discriminated against even after they've recovered on consequence of that has been the people with symptoms are voided getting tested for fear of being stigmatized for now only delhi and several other regions have decided to stop issuing notices they are still used in other parts of the country info to doctors friend of us rushed kumar who says the policy was badly thought out from the start but. it was the usual practice for people who were returning them while in countries that reason history of late there have been slowly this mandate very well and been 14 days to return from a foreign country down you'll not be used for people who could be forced to do these things actually increase the stigma related but the people who guard the initial infection you know believe the mostly they're look don't up on in some states they have even leak into varigated. in front of their homes so that they cannot go sued because
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