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in the stories that shaped the week the u.s. house of representatives impeach president trump for i'm president of the 2nd time while many on the floor can't wait to see the back of him others say it's more about revenge and justice. approves clinical trials of an express version of its covert vaccine sport make light of the meat rising global demand. and the grim footage from a german drama tori on the highlights the extent of a resurgent pandemic in europe. is accused of stockpiling vaccines at the expense of other.
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live from moscow thanks for joining us on the weekly or not internationally welcome to the program. just days before leaving office trump becomes the 1st u.s. president to be impeached for a 2nd time on wednesday the house of representatives voted to indict him claiming that he fomented at last week's riots at the capitol building almost $300.00 congress members that came out against the vote arguing it's no longer about justice revenge well will now be up to the senate to decide whether or not to convict the president on charges of inciting in so reaction despite democratic party calls for urgency the trial would happen before leaves office on wednesday however it could eventually see him banned from ever holding public office again. charles rose explains how it could determine his long term. future. since he will
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have already concluded his term what conviction in the senate would do is open the door to an additional vote on a majority basis only determine whether or not he would be banned from. future public office and i think the odds are very high that that goal would be successful if the larger hurdle is 1st accomplished of an actual conviction and in the state prosecutions if they make it to trial there's absolutely no bar he can't be pardoned for it at the federal level and if the state of new york for instance were to decide that they were going to proceed forward with indictment in trial he would get his day in court just like in you know the defendant well as congress prepared to debate impeachment these pictures went viral hundreds of national guard troops sleeping on the 4 in the capitol building with many online one thing the seat of government looked more like
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a military base there stationed around there around the clock following last week's riots which had prompted the impeachment proceedings and the president himself says those involved will be punished and promised a peaceful transition there is never a justification for violence those who engaged in the attacks last week. will be brought to justice in washington d.c. we are bringing in thousands of national guard members to secure this city and ensure that a transition can occur safely and without incident the efforts to said sure cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and they are dangerous and. quiet week online mainly because he was cut off by the major social networks he's now been potently by and by twitter. his facebook and instagram account seems to be back on a lot of friday earlier this week and spoke to legal internet and political experts
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about whether or not the platforms themselves have become too powerful. they just won an election they're going to see how far they can push this this is a stress test to see how far the law will go how long how much people will tolerate and even to go as far as they can because drunk with power of they know which way the wind is blowing donald trump is no longer going to be in the white house almost all of these companies face antitrust suits that are going to be decided by the biden department of justice and so now there is going to be less of a priority to maybe make these arguments internally that donald trump and his account should be protected but these are self interested actors eighty's over the years that they are now controlling pretty much the entire communications system all over the wall but it will be a matter of time before since she pulled the move on to other part of our problem democratic party companies like twitter facebook anonymous and can do this to their
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own president and they do it anywhere in the well to any government they don't like . oh certainly so. they that the largest problems within these companies is that there really is no actual basis for which they are operating there is no bible there is no constitution there is no their terms of service are often edited and malleable and even then subject to vague enough to be subject to the whims of internal discussions within the company this it means that we have to rewrite the 1st amendment in this country because this is a quote private company that 99 percent of all the people on the planet use our laws are outdated and unless that is changed nothing will change at least in this country now the question who should be more the rating perhaps the saudis this should be a form of duration but it needs to be transparent so the state of affairs at the moment they don't know who makes those were the rationed do you think the creative
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intended to end like this with a massive bans and censorship. of course absolutely look there was so much involvement in not only private equity but in government sponsored this was never intended to be good those didn't any giants of being exposed for all the actually are this is a mission statement to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information into the glee without barriers now people used to believe does anyone believe that anymore i don't think so the question that i have is are we now bifurcating the internet are we going to totally solve select from the point of adolescence or before or do be handed down by our parents to our children that we now only go on social networks and only interact with people and they're only hosted on servers that either are liberal or conservative or possibly even more
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extreme versions of that that to me is a. vision that i think is something that is closer today than i've ever known it my laptop. russia have started testing a simplified version of it sport macveagh over vaccine with national and global demand growing a new short known as pretext for a shorter time but only requires one dose instead of 2 it's efficacies thought to be around 85 percent compared to over 91 percent for the full version we know original covina vaccine keeps gaining traction globally mexico is now looking to why tens of millions of doses and the president of guinea has become the 1st african leader to get a job or get the if has more. the sputnik the vaccine once scorned and maligned is turning into an international bestseller production is
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surging to an average of 130000 doses a day so $4000000.00 doses over the next month the vaccine has already been approved in algeria and argentina serbia believe the a other countries and move by as a lineup i can say the vaccine is affected more than 90 percent based on the trial doubts and also less allergic reaction that ability skill ability cost all these all the pet meter that are already out for any vaccine to roll out. one of the sputniks biggest advantages over the competition aside from price is that it's easier to transport or to store so a simple fridge will do the 5 of them and then the vaccines they require deep freeze as low as minus 70 degrees celsius so cold storage which isn't widely available in much of the developing world which is most of the world this is a 1st world problem that they have it has to be stored so cold so we're straight in
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to the king of us wells in america but for the continent of africa this is not even start you know even a place to start sputnik that scene is easier to just store it with maybe less you know sophisticated storage material to know the way of getting it out to the population for the globe that is where excess of all is is very important palestine the night the vaccine by israel has become the 1st in the middle east to greenlight sputnik the main thrust of the uniqueness of this would be worse in that it's using a genius. it's a lot the sin and universe has been used in both those as it is different in order to reduce the immune response to. the other the. because of that they believe because it is a good chance to know that the difference is in the next in india the russian shot has just passed phase 2 trials without
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a hitch with only phase 3 to go will read the deals have been signed to produce 300000000 deuces of sputnik in india the phase 2 study in india showed a very good safety profile we are working closely towards fast tracking the launch of the sputnik v. vaccine in india all in all few nations are putting all their money on anyone who saw that see anything could happen from supply shortages to unforeseen side effects like the pfizer vaccines allergic reactions which is why i would make sense to make sure that you've got different jobs. meanwhile europe is suffering a new surge in covert cases with france germany and spain registering some of the highest daily wrote this week in fact video evidence from one of germany's worst affected regions highlighting just how bad the situation has become some 300 bodies piling up in a queue for
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a comet or even saxony the coffin stacked one on top of the other often simply labeled with the words covert and infectious risk. well this comes as the european union struggles to maintain unity over covert vaccine purchases brussels is urging members they say to keep to the rocks centralised distribution scheme but not all of them seem to be sticking to the og to the agreement with more here's all your correspondents he's one of. the european union's one for all and all for one vaccine plan is corp against the problem of members self interest when it comes to obtaining the jobs germany has snapped up an extra $30000000.00 doses of the pfizer vaccines being criticized by its partners for doing so it is selfish behavior to buy medicine by yourself disrespecting common decisions is another example of the german policy of respecting their own interests above the interests of other e.u. countries berlin insists it is playing by the rules and that those extra doses
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won't be sent out until the vaccine is being dispatched across the rest of the european union germany says the real problem lies with problems when it comes to production. we have ordered enough vaccines and the question is how can they be produced how fast they can be produced and if we would have ordered more it would not have been possible to produce it quicker the shortage is due to the lack of production capacity it isn't just germany that's being accused of looking out for itself cyprus is courting israel for vaccine delivery saying that the european union isn't forthcoming with the new doses to provide a mass switch to rollout the initial indications were very encouraging but at some point there was a setback in its effectiveness 2 companies came up with the vaccine 1st phase the buy into can be done but the number of vaccines is not enough for rapid mass
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vaccination e.u. commission president has live on the line is telling member states to cut it out and to adhere to the plan that they all agree. read on we have all agreed legally binding that there will be no parallel negotiations no parallel contracts so the framework we are all working in is a framework of $27.00 together and we are negotiating together we are procuring and together we are bringing forward this vaccination process the commission aren't doing themselves any favors demanding transparency from member states when it comes to vaccine procurement when they aren't being all that clear on who will get what when the 27 agree that brussels would negotiate on their behalf the accusation is that that is being undermined by member states looking out for number one as we see the the e.u. were very slow compared to other countries both in their regulation approvals bowls
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in there are a vaccination campaigns and. again no surprise that there is unsaid disaffection we indeed have of across the across the whole front we have a very poor performance by the european union here but the central administration of the european union all they managed was to secure so the $100000000.00 doses for a population of $450.00 so taking into account that you need 2 doses per person this was one 3rd of the population for which the vaccine was secured because of some budget constraints it is officially said so no wonder the e.u. population is not very happy with that performance in brussels. despite the problems of distribution the european commission president is the man in that difficult so given to everybody who receives the. it is absolutely necessary if you
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have been vaccinated to have a certificate this is a medical necessity a 2nd fresh it is. and this is a political and a legal decision what you're allowed to do with this or to fit. a covert passports are being suggested by other states too in poland vaccinated people will be sent q.r. codes to use public services without extra testing and airlines are also lots are going to the idea a survey for australia's quantas shows 9 in 10 people would get inoculated if it meant they could travel again over more than a half a year of talks around the world of failed to get across the border deal and the head of the world travel and tourism council says introducing covert passports could lead to discrimination. and the dog we are it sure is totally against health passports ok and we believe that as well because that can lead to discrimination unfortunately the magazine is not available everywhere there are
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a lot of the violence in countries that they still don't have access to the vaccine i don't see the us as the only solution as vaccination should not be the only consideration currently we have a limited supply and we need to where advise the more liberal groups we don't have to wait for a vaccine to travel while at the same time people going to still travel as long as you have for instance if you're coming from on this to nation with high cases according to our newest nation with lower cases of course we will be helpful 2 percent and this is where we have a nasty in. a test made up before called the survey you're allowed to board a plane with a testing massive testing implemented before boarding or before flying. from an opposition figure alexina valley has landed back in russia and was immediately arrested while police on arrival bringing the details after the break.
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the world is determined shaped by. the day. we dare to ask. aesop's fables caution us to be careful what we wish for because it might just come true after 4 years of donald trump the democrats a triumphant lee retaking power in the united states is a cause for celebration or concern.
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welcome back. in a valley is back on russian soil and was immediately arrested by police on arrival the valley had been in germany receiving medical treatment after an incident. last summer in which she fell seriously ill during a flight so let's get taylor reports from moscow international airport where these plane was originally. but here i am. just to the southwest of moscow and around 7 30 pm local time russian opposition forgot it was a cue to land on that flight from by lynn however at the last minute we got word
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that all incoming flights were being diverted to other ports and the found his flight was set to shut me up to the other side of the capital now we've seen footage of him that disembarking the plane we saw him boarding a bus in will to be taken to a terminal now behind me about an hour and a half 2 hours ago our phones dispatched now it is minus 20 degrees i don't blame them a crowd of supporters had gathered that despite all thor it is all skin people not to gather on mass of the sea for coronavirus of related reasons now the terminal is actually shock to everyone except the passengers who was very difficult to understand what was going on but we did see footage of people milling about in the arrivals who they were blocking the entrance stopping people for who actually had flights to board so authorities were forced to push them out into the streets it seems that around a dozen arrests have been made or of these people came here supporters journalists
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even some critics of novell and he was spotted as well had come here to new cover to see what fate awaited the 44 year old now we know he has been detained why well at the end of december he served out a suspended sentence on charges of home and not that related to the so-called eve for a shut case that goes back to 2014 now the terms of the us suspended sentence to mont it that he regularly report to an office but russia's presence serves to say that he failed to do so on at least 6 occasions over the past year that was before he fell sick on that plane from siberia to moscow and even after he was discharged from hospital. and because of that he was actually. put on the federal most wanted list and russia's potentially service said that they are now looking at potentially commuting that saw that sentence into
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a real time prison he said they gave him fair warning about the potential consequences of consistent evaluating his probation official warnings about the possibility of cancelling the conditional sentence and replacing it with a real prison term or issues for each violation by alexian of only official confirmation of his treatment at a hotel in germany was not provided and the very fact of current rehabilitation procedures is not a reason for the failure to appear for a dissertation now this is not the only at legal challenge ahead for novell need the kremlin critic is also facing fresh allegations of fraud investigators say the key misappropriated always took $5000000.00 worth of donations that were given in good faith to his non profit organization and that could see a penalty of up to 10 years behind bars so a lot of people again i said have got that hit to see what exactly would be the situation it now seems clear that he will be facing at least he's been taken into
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custody and what out of woe what happens off to his will have to wait and see blessed us remind ourselves why it is exactly what's led up to this moment and why novell needs of a ton to russia has gone to so much attention. all old. not just on that last point about requests from german authorities it became clear
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that palin had said something to moscow but most of. the material that was said was so latino and substance that really it couldn't be considered anything useful or worthy of anything of cooperation never the last we've seen the e.u. sanctions senior russian officials over the novell needs saga which looks like it might still be a continuing scene of army has been taken into custody and it looks like around that on the 29th of january a decision on his future will be made in court. as the international has condemned the valleys arrest calling it a political move saying russian authorities want to silence him and the e.u. council president as for playing the rest of the opposition figure unacceptable call of a russian officials to mediately release him in the present political analyst schoolbook doctorow believes the valleys the tension was predictable. the russians . so there's
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a little surprise in their article on each one is. here or there or on the conditions of who is or they are all. iraqis asians will go in this is. the ones. that is a substantial. role of world was invented in the worst. of. this new war. confrontation probably was to find compromises with russia and to do it it was another normal. course or so who had a go. in the political realm why is. the series of russian. scientists were left stunned when
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britain revealed it was significantly lengthening the time between covert vaccine doses now a senior minister has in that it might take even longer the government had said the people might have to wait more than 3 months to get a 2nd job far longer than the time scale in which the drugs have been tested but even that gap carts apparently before the guarantee. guarantee that on fire for example you will be able to get a 2nd more we absolutely are in fact we should be able to deliver it and i think we can be quite confident that's the governments know something they w.h.o. f.d.a. and pfizer don't while the seriously willing to consider gambling with the nation's health by playing fast and loose with culvert vaccines this is dangerous 2nd shot as critical and 12 weeks already stretching it not sure what to make of this let's hope this is a rare under promising rather than a real brisk. all the different vaccines have been tested with different lead times between the 1st and 2nd doses that range from 3 weeks up to 3 months now the
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government originally planned to stick to the shorter timeframe but now says it's ok to have late for the full 12 weeks in order to get supplies out at least some vaccine to as many people as possible while that decision though was met with widespread criticism and concern from both the public and the medical profession well a british doctors campaign group has appealed to the health secretary to work at least make exception for the pfizer vaccine which recommends the shortest gap between jobs in a statement the drugs points out there's no data to say the 1st dose gives protection beyond 21 days british infectious disease expert dr barr at korea says the 2nd job can't be held up indefinitely. the 2nd dose is crucial in boosting the immune levels so if you are sub optimally immunized and then you never get that boost that immunity will eventually start to frayed and you become one rable to infection we have to immunize as many as possible as fast as possible and i accept
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giving the one vaccine prevents severe illness in more people by using up the 2 doses to give to double the number of people accept that but if we then fail to boost their immunities in a given time span then we may be losing the protective effect of the 1st vaccine that we gave if that is the case it's very unfortunate therefore the 2nd vaccine ought to be given within a good time frame not an indefinite time interval. but next worlds apart without effects on of what we're backing off with the latest global news update to join us again that. was a pandemic no certainly no borders just blind to nationalities. consumers
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little turkey we don't look like she. needs to. judge a. crisis with this intensity. we can't do better we should. everyone is contributing each of our own way but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever the challenges created with the response has been matched so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we're in it together. it seems inevitable the new security regulations fast into law in the wake of the events on capitol hill the original data that was made to legitimize the so-called
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game on terror well the patriot act you claim no focus on domestic their color will be us against the e.u. once jews are no. no and welcome to the part of islam stables implore us to be catholic what would wish for less to come true after 4 years of the insufferable delano tromp think democrats in the united states i triumphantly returning to power not only to the presidency but also to a congressman church is that
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a reason for the celebration of oppression apps a culture but to discuss that i'm now joined by walton bello an international agenda professor at the state university of new york and author all counter-revolution global rise of the far right professor bell it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time and thank you for inviting me now to your joining us from the philippines but i'm pretty sure you know what you give benson the united states quite closely it's a very very complicated picture and we'll try to adapt some of it but for starters let me ask you about your main filling your pick john and then the attitude as you look toward the inauguration off joe biden in a few days is it's one of holds. well actually if i may just.


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