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yes the requires resources most vulnerable are abandoned on the streets to become the invisible clerks. in the headlines this 70 to december worrying news about pfizer's new cope with vaccine health care work in alaska is reportedly rushed to intensive care with allergic reaction to the. world health organization rules of a post christmas covert surge in europe maybe as the concert sets bleak coronavirus records head of the festive period. audio reveals wiki leaks founder julian assange tried to warn washington back in 2011 about widespread leaks of classified u.s. state department cables in stark contrast to its claims that he wanted to be a danger to american lives. coming up later today but there were putin holds his annual q. and a session for those days this time by video link the russian president will tackle
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as ever the most critical national and global issue. no one moscow time for a good morning for me and the rest the team live from r.t. international's world news h.q. with kevin owen here for the next 30 minutes thanks for checking into. first for not great use another blow to faces covert vaccine a health care worker in alaska has reportedly been rushed to intensive care straight after getting the job the woman had an allergic reaction 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine she suffered rushes all over a face and body shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate despite getting treatment she was rushed to intensive care woman's apparently making a recovery but as caleb maupin reports this is far from the 1st disturbing news on the shot. now the reports that we have received indicate that the person
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did not have a history of severe allergic reactions now this comes on the heels of reports about 2 health care workers in the united kingdom who both had severe reactions to the vaccine as well and that caused the united kingdom to actually issued this warning any person with a history of a significant reaction to a vaccine myths and food should not receive the fine is appealing to it's important to note that when pfizer looked into the case they did emphasize that the 2 individuals in the united kingdom did have a history of allergic reactions the f.d.a. of the united states has gone ahead and approve pfizer's vaccine but made clear that it is only available to those who are 16 years of age or older and who don't should not be given to people with a history of severe allergic reactions and at this point we've got some very prominent officials praising this new jab that's available to fight against cove it today our nation has achieved a medical miracle we have delivered
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a safe and effective vaccine in just 9 months this is one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history we have these reports about the health care worker in alaska so people are waiting for more information many are concerned about this vaccine will it be safe will it actually put an end to the pandemic as some have predicted so many are keeping their eye on this situation is certainly disturbing news to hear that a health care worker has had an adverse effect. footnote to this i can tell you we reached out for comment from pfizer they got back to us saying that they closely monitor all reports suggestive of serious allergic reactions following vaccination by has also claimed its trial participants were excluded if they had a history of severe vers reaction associated with the vaccine will continue to follow it or meantime the world health organizations issued a stark warning that the festive period is no time to relax about covert a pandemic may get even worse there is
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a high risk of further resurgence in the 1st weeks and months of 2021 and we will need to work to give the roof we are to succeed in preventing it germany registered its worst coronavirus death toll on wednesday on the same day it ended a strict new locked but it wasn't the only grim start to hit europe had a christmas as peter all of a reports next. the christmas lockdown period is a policy here in germany they comes at a particular time the couldn't treat posted record breaking covert figures this week that combs is. 'd saying that they will roll out a vaccination program in the coming weeks but also warn that the foundations of already being for a 3rd wave of coronavirus. we saw that a 3rd wave had started to build before the 2nd one actually subsided we need to give a clear signal this christmas the new year must be different to usual it's not just
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germany italy is facing a grim record of its own 700000 deaths this year the highest figure since 1944 during the 2nd world war rome has put in place new regulations to run from monday the 21st until january the 6th that will see restaurants closing at 6 pm and 10 pm curfew but hospitality workers say these measures will ruin them they actually destroyed our sector by making us clothes are established at 6 pm and blaming us for things they were guilty of instead. during lockdown we didn't receive anything not the 1st time the 2nd 3rd or 4th a similar scene is playing out in france where the stay at home order has been replaced with a curfew that move has seen thousands of workers at cultural venues protest a shutdown on their places of work i did i.
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was. in spain antibody testing is found that one in 10 of the population had been infected with covert 19 the scale of this pandemic is hitting home in sweden as well with more deaths this november than any since the spanish flu pandemic over a century ago. and an official investigation into sweden's coronavirus strategy has found that stock must take the blame for its high death rate prompting the swedish prime minister to put out a statement saying the country got its tactics wrong i think most health officials didn't see such a wave in front of them they spoke about clusters it's not like we weren't prepared for something to happen again but no one could have predicted the strength of it some conclusions have been made about where we could have done better in a week's time families would be coming together across europe to celebrate
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christmas however this year with covert dictating the rules the festive period may well be a lot more distant than we used to as european leaders to keep contact to a minimum peter all of r.t. early. despite sweden that people talk about they're struggling to deal with the health pandemic in another bit of news the government decides an astonishing rise in spending on the military. to counter alleged russian aggression we talk about the trial work what it's about later on in the programs morning. this next though a leaked tape reveals that julian assange tried to warn of and limit widespread internet releases of us information back in 2011 the tapes been revealed by conservative investigative outlet project veritas on the recording a songe allegedly speaks to cliff johnson an attorney at the state department. having teletypes. straight pop out database archives trying to
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make out. the cables including. cable news. spread around. it is of the degree that. we believe we've. become public. some possibility. while on the tape or son said that classified cables have been stolen by a former colleague and we're being quote spread the around the internet the wiki leaks founder expressed concerns over possible danger to u.s. government employees he suggested authorities covertly remove the files from the internet offered in detail track them down at one point but it appears that officials failed to take action on the information that he provided with a massive leak known as cable gate so publicized more than 250000 classified u.s.
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state department cables were released into the public domain containing personal data of u.s. officials as well as highly sensitive information on washington foreign policy and secret operations abroad so despite its efforts a surge feared extradition to the u.s. and in 2012 took refuge in london's ecuadorian embassy he was under investigation by washington for his role in quote publishing documents on possible u.s. war crimes in iraq and afghanistan last year british police dragged him from the embassy to a police cell an extradition hearings continue journalist journalist told us the ordeal now shows the allegations against the question. the state department was careless to discipline are concerned i mean told the this person that he he had spent 24 hours calling very various u.s. government offices and no one no one would talk to him no no no and call 'd 'd him back the tape shows quite clearly that assad is concerned about the release of
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these unredacted files so he is quite conscious of how the information could be misused and therefore he wants to alert the relevant parties i'm sure that washington will argue that it still is wiki leaks fault but i think anybody who says this tape will show that wiki leaks is quite conscientious and trying to prevent any individual from suffering any kind of retribution as a consequence of the release of these files are the democrats have been extremely hostile to or to wiki leaks much more hostile than republicans so so therefore it be a good way for both for trump to stick it to his enemies. u.s. media crying foul over the weekend's major breach of government computers putting the blame on russian hackers despite the f.b.i. still tracking those responsible and 0 official findings it comes as the white house reportedly convenes urgent talks with national security agencies to discuss
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the case so the cyber attack reported sunday targeted at u.s. government institutions including concluding homeland security treasury and commerce departments it's been labeled one of the most audacious hacks in the country's recent history the attackers apparently used a texas based software company for the breach senior correspondent were guest of explains next the media appear rather hasty in the usual russia did it narrative. the story goes an icy company called sooner wins was allegedly infiltrated lonely goo by hackers these company has thousands of government and business clients all over the world now you know how many apps get regular updates right well one of those updates from ceuta way into all its clients included a true so a back door remote access to the systems of many of solar winds clowns allegedly
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according to the press this may have been one of the most damaging attacks ever well you can be sure of the morning after. recipes for thanksgiving turkeys but for the moment we're taking it very very seriously yes very seriously indeed evidently alarm bells are ringing at the department of commerce but let's be fair figuring out a sub or attack takes a lot of work a lot of time to understand what the heck happened it is literally include but journalists have seemingly forgotten this it's boring and it's dull and stead they've jumped to the fun part of the already figuring out who to blame u.s. officials tell c.n.n. that they suspect russian links hackers breached their computer systems at several federal agencies isn't it remarkable how we went from suspected russian hackers straight to russia's attack it's almost like c.n.n.
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believes that other than americans only russians have computers but is the kicker so the journalists have riled everyone up by saying that u.s. officials suspect it's a russian attack and then we find out that the government officials learned it was a russian attack from those press reports entre us government were aware of all of these reports these media reports suggest that these attacks were comprehensive and historic and that these bad actors. may have had access to critical u.s. government systems for many months it's like the joke which came 1st the chicken or the egg except in this case it's who blamed russia 1st the journalists or the officials because they keep citing each other unless you're watching at best n.b.c. who have already managed to make an attack that they don't understand carried out by they don't know who tribes fault the white house and senior trump administration officials have been basically silent on the attack should be noted that since that
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seems to be sort of par for the course in this administration when we get hit by attacks from that one particular country so the white house has kept quiet congress is learning about this for media reports and journalists on the whole a technically illiterate so that's not a good source i get the sense that would be safe flipping according to decide who is behind this the pundits they don't care at the end of the day are rushing to attack sounds much better much simpler than say please wait we're trying to figure out who was behind this because it takes time and cybersecurity turks aren't the only thing being blamed on russia with presidential election fraud most of the hot topic one u.s. senator deeds claiming quote foreign influence from moscow in the vote even called the us r t and sister news agency sputnik. you know the sort of the stories like russia have had a lot false narrative according to alfie and through
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a lot of the election russian media sources i archie and sputnik are ready pushing the narrative that the u.s. would not conduct free and fair elections is repeated again and again and again any time anything goes wrong in the united states or anywhere else for that matter. the easiest way to get out of it the easiest way to avoid evade responsibility is to blame russia now in this case it appears as if this was a lousy piece of software so how do you get out of it would you say oh it was hacked by the russians no evidence is ever presented and because you say this terrible word russia everybody buys into is ahead everybody is appropriately horrified and so that way that it is as often the media that are screaming at the to hold alone about the terrible things of the russians and doing as the government
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can just simply sit back and allow the media to take up the running it's easy to to punch at russia largely because it doesn't do that much great in russia where the u.s. does do a lot of trade with china so if you go down the powerful. denouncing china a lot of people might lose a lot of money so russia is an easy target. for now this 1st a russian president vladimir putin's giving his annual q. and a session because the pandemic this time the conference is being held by video link putin will address the most crucial national and global issues as he does every year you can watch the whole session here live or in steeper sylia bulbs of it on our t.v. . part of our team bringing the coverage today. there alina good morning see what camera setting up there now because it's not just based in moscow they're going to be
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journalists around russia this vast country but either which way different this year. good morning kevin well this is yet another event to 2020 that we are looking forward to that was somewhat spoiled by mr covert but not fully ruined well this was something that the whole country was so much used to every year before ques christmas imagine an entire stand at a football stadium packed with people waving a you trying to grab your attention that is what usually mr putin is looking apps and that's how he likes his annual press conference to be done clearly at this time the kremlin couldn't afford it so there are going to be several locations this is the most important one the usual one at moscow's trade center where most journalists are going to be located but there will be different russian cities joining in so the kremlin have to tweak the format it's going to be
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a video conference but there will be people including igor's down off my colleague who will be together with one of our putin and they will be able to ask him some questions personally now again still there will be loads of journalists taking part usually it's 1500 in one room always different kind of questions usually last for about 4 hours and in that time the russian president is the only he's only got time to answer a few dozen and it can be absolutely different from a technical issue in a remote russian village thousands of kilometers away from moscow where for example forty's couldn't fix something for decades or it could be something very important that. could cause a true stir in international geopolitics it was at this kind of press conference by the way that mr putin 1st called donald trump a bright and talented politician and you know the rest you know the entire russia
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interference story that followed so let's just wait for about 2 hours 45 minutes or less before it all kicks off in a new format but that doesn't mean that it will be less interesting than in any of the previous years yes kosik has crossed a technology holds up a we don't know what ego is going to pose no behind the scenes little tipoff there from you know no. it's all that he laid it so i 70 moscow time thanks for choosing out's international kevin owen here but with more after this quick break for you. universe we are in the. information press is there a bill that is the reality of this thing we call matter you can hear can change
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next thing to ponder gender stereotypes behind a mental health crisis for young children most a serious matter a new report in the u.k. this claim that it's not only affecting primary education is also destroying self-esteem of these young people but every parent hopes for their child and what educators hope for children in their class is that there will be free to achieve their potential yet what evidence shows is that we still limit our children based on the harmful tired gender stereotypes we meet and the princess education of girls and intoxication of boys the commercial sector too often uses gender stereotypes and segregates boys and girls simply to sell more product but this is not about making everything gender neutral the commission for gender stereotypes and early childhood notes there's a mental health crisis amongst young children and other youngsters it highlights
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issues faced by both including problems with body image and eating disorders for girls while for men there's a highest suicide rate of violence against women the report also states that stereotypes persisted in the commercial sector we discussed the issue with linda bell loss a british equality law specialist also elizabeth hobson joins us the leader of the justice for men and boys party. little evidence that in any kind of discrimination against women. or in. social conditioning of women in the evidence suggests that there are a lot of factors that contribute to it but predominantly it's about choice men and women make different choices women choose different kinds of occupations they choose to work fewer hours. and have more time to devote to family life we are talking nonsense when you house stereotypes
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about what men should do what women should do. x. differences do exist as much as the forces society will try to minimize them and majority of children who different concepts typical behavior should also be respected i do think that worries are different to girls and girls are different to for his but that may only. an ideology that's been encouraged to be the 1st of think about that we should think that boys should be physically strong they should be take a lead and lots of men don't want to do that i'm not so women don't want to do it and lots of women do want to do it so much nelsons in this man made notion of who should have power on the basis of the sum of their physical characteristics and so
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much evidence to suggest that biological sex differences exist and so you know there are studies weight newborn babies that shallow females prefer to play with dolls and stuffed toys are ploys. where. their calls and of course you know there's the fact that sex differences are really quite consistent up. crossed out chairs and across history i don't have a problem well somebody please do and we're meant to do things that maybe you have historically done i don't think it's a crime but it isn't a society that then says well men got to do this and no women in town that's my problem we still have. a social system in britain that privileges men in privileges men in so many male and culturally and i would like that not to have. despite being overwhelmed with high casualty rates the
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pandemic sweden's parliament okayed a massive and record rise in military spending you may be surprised to hear the defense ministries excuse. is because of the new security situation with rough aggression toward your your. crimea conflict in ukraine it is in belarus the russian military capability were accomplished exercises opportunity in. the source so we see a new security of war and. to use military power also to fulfill political goals warriner in the next 5 years defense spending in a set to jump 40 percent to $11000000000.00 it's being called the country's biggest military budget boost in modern history the armed forces will get up to 90000 new soldiers and the number of conscripts will double or this coming despite sweden
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struggling right now under the pandemic with almost 8000 dead and 350000 cases that's multiple times worse than its neighbors from denmark to finland and norway we discussed it with swedish professor emeritus of the to be ology marcelo for our didn't ali who joined us. so you know the beginning of this pandemic was depleted or. association. to secure units of course. that money should be have better used so to speak in a decent and there are sons and also in 100 schools and on health care. duration limited sex at that etc but he can hardly a god how really surprised me that it is so despite him and would have decided to increase divided but that extent it is absolutely not the surprise so winning it is already participating in the huge in may here are over asians have rolled under the
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military front of the united states or so their geopolitical reasons there are there are going to respond and then maybe even a few now they are being nice you know these sit thing all for that area assuming they push it but it is still recovering the last year in about the area more investment in in earnest industrial would mean more sales increase in sales to countries respond to slate is this saudi arabia and then then united emulates for them to continue for them to increase even more. devolving of very old for a country which is yemen. that's why he was looking so far this morning times taking the time to check in with us here at a throughout the day off you don't call many of us social media will keep you posted to i'm kevin 0 in for me of the team have a great day. all. she
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sure movielink of those who did just that it just means that. you don't mind that just by commision under. the shuttles all. the time you can look at the my face you know for a long today in that country not in the east i'm upset the map got paid off and you're one of. the economy to have more than a last step is that. you will slow down the muscle to get enough horses not only in the last. month but i'm almost around to. just to turn over my mother moment and. look at what's called the minimal point out of going to market where i'm going to
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come up thinking i come up each time she comes home to go missing i'm just going to go there because we have to get out of my mind you're going to hold me. to what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race is on offer and spearing dramatic development the only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. today the industry prefers to spend millions of euros in you know being to day regulations i will be sniffy it's all about making money taking profits in some of the corporations international markets import export do you imagine the number of
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chronic diseases that are in every community today it is not due to new viruses all new microbes in fact is not true so it is due to environment. not going to say you know that moment all discipline or this sort of muscles are really just accumulate could only come in to see them to be so in the list that. they'd like to see the sky if the so food industry is successful it will create more jobs it will create more value added it will create more growth so i don't see why we shouldn't also fight for the interest something to street not accept that we have regulation we want regulation i was an interest in the freedom behave zaniest penalty just fine. breeding.


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