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until next time. russia states the harming of relations between the us. the door of washington. russian diplomatic personnel.
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the. neighbors to achieve the last of. the french parliament. human rights groups fear it will threaten efforts. pleasure to have your company names you know this is the news hour and r.t. our top story. the russian foreign ministry says washington full responsibility for worsening relations between the countries of the white house said it was expelling diplomatic staff imposing a wave of new sanctions has no choice but. but there again as you know there but it's such aggressive behavior will undoubtedly meet fam resistance and response to
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the sanctions will be inevitable washington has to understand that there will be a price for the degradation of bilateral relations and it is the us that is entirely responsible for what is happening in all the russian foreign ministry summoned the u.s. ambassador in moscow for talks he was told washington sanctions will be met like any attempts to discourage that would be totally inappropriate earlier my colleagues under former un jacqueline vogel talked through the day's developments. as the russian reaction makes clear this latest move from the us represents a sharp hit to relations between the 2 countries and the measures being announced are quite extensive they came in the form of a 5 page executive order so what's in it let's take a look now 10 personnel from the russian diplomatic mission in washington d.c. are to be expelled and the biden administration said that that includes representatives of russian intelligence services but giving them details as to what exactly that means 32 and cities and individuals or sanctioned for quote carrying
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out russian government directed attempts to influence the 2020 us presidential election comes as no surprise that that was also within the document apart from that the u.s. treasury will also be targeting a number of russian financial institutes and a 6 russian technology companies have been designated saying that they provided support to russian intelligence services allegedly facilitating malicious cyber attacks now with all that in mind the white house seems to be taking a rather paradoxical approach to russia relations with russia as in the statement outlining all of these measures they started off with a call for stable relations with moscow the biden administration has been clear that the united states desires a relationship with russia that is stable and predictable we don't think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory however we have also been clear publicly and privately that we will defend our national interests and impose costs for russian government
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actions that seek to harm us this is not the 1st time we've heard certain sentiments coming from the biden an instruction like that but then they hit moscow with the sanctions and other measures and they've also now officially laid the blame for the solar wind cyber attack at the feet of russian intelligence for a little background on that last year a piece of software called solar winds was hit with a cyber attack and those behind it gain access to digital files of so. well u.s. government agencies including the treasury the justice and state departments it was a huge deal at the time the u.s. said that they suspected that moscow was behind the attack but investigations were still going on but now the finger of blame is being firmly pointed out russia but again with this caveat that the u.s. has high confidence quote unquote in the assessment that russia is to blame but no concrete evidence has been put forward and russia has all this time of course denied any involvement whatsoever isn't it
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a shop change in tone that we've heard from america over the last couple of days because you know if you going back to then the walls talk of a summit between america and russia well exactly just 2 days ago on tuesday biden and putin spoke by phone or biden once again said that his goal was to build a stable and predictable relationship with russia and at the time he also proposed a summit between the 2 leaders to take place and a 3rd country and the biden administration has said that that summit that meeting is vital to stop the ex escalation of tensions between the 2 powers but the russian foreign ministry says that he sees actions speak a whole lot louder than those sort of words joe biden. joe biden said he's interested in the normalization of russia u.s. relations but the actions of his administration show us the opposite the u.s. is not ready to deal with the reality of the multiple world which shots at the possibility of american has humani instead they can sanctions and interference in
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our internal affairs so at this point russia says that they are going to react to these measures coming from the u.s. and the white house in turn says they reserve the right to react to russia's reaction while adding and here's the kicker that it would be best if everyone restrain themselves from escalating the situation any further. well political analyst chris bambery believes sanctions are the least efficient way to resolve the current issues between moscow and washington if you recall when donald trump was 1st elected he was adamant he was going to improve a relationship with with putin and with moscow but a majority opinion in the white sows the united states military united states security and american elites in general is in favor of this hard line of encouraging a new cold war so unified in was being our friend which was cheated in suggesting talks the majority of the american people who matter in the united states the people who rule the united states are insistent on this cold war agenda with russia
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does seem that by i didn't agree to have this summit at least seemed to be you know looking towards some sort of solution but secure it was the build up military buildup at least create as no chicken this hard to stance which turned out help the process of trying to resolve matters it is to train and cannot help improve relations you must go washington and the west and. the taliban is warning the problems will be compounded if the u.s. and allied forces fail to a draw from afghanistan before the may 1st deadline struck last year it comes as joe biden announced this week that all u.s. and nato troops will be finally pulled out by mid september saying they're being there too long he's also called the regional powers to offer more support to afghanistan as america depart our senior correspondent afghanistan has been looking at the announcements rather for cations. joe biden says this is it the
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end of the afghan war no more extentions apart from well these last one until september we cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in afghanistan hoping to create ideal conditions for the drawn and expecting a different result according to the deal struck between trump and the taliban america was supposed to be gone in a couple of weeks time by may 1st but the president the new president claimed that didn't give him enough time the new date is symbolically september 11th and the thousands of u.s. and nato troops on that date will have left in light of this and recognizing that there is no military solution to the challenges have ganesan faces elyse have determined that we will start their withdrawal of the residents are told mission full says by may fast new d.n.a. 2 wants to be in afghanistan nobody but they went to do
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a job to make sure that al qaida and its ilk never make it home again and the only thing worse than staying in afghanistan is leaving before that job is done which has the potential to cost 20 years of war and bloodshed and effort to the win over common goal it's clear afghanistan should never again service a haven for terrorists to attack our old man's. so our presence is conditions based while no our ally wants to stay in afghanistan longer than necessary we will not leave before the time is right it's the us government itself is divided and i'm on a to germany for example which previously opposed the withdrawal czech republic came out and said that this is the wrong decision but that the pull out in solidarity leaving behind a vast dangerous and uncertain ballot vacuum the war isn't over almost
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2000 people have been killed that have got a start in the 1st 3 months of this year but now that's a problem for others it will ask other countries of the countries in the region to do more to support of kynaston especially pakistan as well as russia china india in turkey. you know i have a significant stake in the stable future for afghanistan understand that the taliban now is believed to be more powerful than any point in 20 years they control a contest more than half the country and that's with thousands of nato troops keeping them at bay with those foreign troops gone what's to stop them taking law but siege in kabul and doing decades of humanitarian and human rights progress would they still feel obligated to root out hard line terrorists. which
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the u.s. never came here for the benefit of afghanistan no one was happy with the us coming here and i don't think many people will be sad to see them leave the us came to afghanistan for its own interests and that includes nato and all other foreign troops which are under the orders of washington when the us came in 2001 they vowed to deliver peace in afghanistan but they failed we could never trust american promises i guess if the u.s. soldiers leave afghanistan i think the situation will become worse because our country's security forces are not equipped well enough to fight against the taliban who have had the weaponry the us promised many times in recent years about withdrawing its troops but nothing happened we help for peace let's see what will happen. as you know the us came to ensure security in afghanistan and as you know the situation has become worse day by day conflicts increased and now the americans are leaving i don't think the americans want afghanistan to prosper
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they're just seeking a way to flee from the mess they made and they are thinking about the afghan people right now as i mean i think it could be good if we get peace the afghan people want peace it's a good idea that america leaves of ghana stand we the afghan people are tired of war the taliban are also angry they feel cheated again by this withdrawal deal they already field commanders are promising nightmare for foreign troops until they pull out. and on that note the american and european pack spends who lost trillions of dollars on this war a left to hope for the best at sea no guarantees no progress the result of the afghan war is that everyone's been left to hoop for the best. now you may be familiar with c.n.n. slogan the most trusted name in news but that promise is once again under question after a c.n.n. technical director was recorded in a sting operation explaining that the network had put its considerable weight
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behind the block lives matter movement. i'm sure this is a turning point. people are getting back to. the to protect patients. want. to try to like to be able to have my. life i mean it's individually it's not it's you know. that's not the optics of. earlier this week investigative journalist group project published 2 other parts of their undercover operation in which c.n.n. executive charlie chester admitted that the outlet had a pre-determined agenda to get donald trump out of office not it played up the covert 1000 death toll to secure higher ratings r.t. contacted c.n.n. for comment on the revelations we'll bring them soon as we receive
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a response to you nick gave us head of the newsroom project that it's time people started asking questions. we can speak to the fact that this technical director charlie chester he was certainly part of the culture he was speaking as if they were an advocacy group and this is a network that uses the tagline the most trusted name in news does the most trusted name in news you know colluded directly or indirectly with black lives matter that's a question for the american public to ask it seems that the rules that as a society that we all thought were in place are no longer in place there is no more roebuck this is you know this is concerning this is something that the american people should be looking into this is something they should be studying and this is something that they should know about because anything this big that means people make value decisions that affect their lives every day based on the news and if you're telling them you're real and in you know we're off hours you're saying that you're completely fake your propaganda that needs to be investigated that needs to
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be looked at further. a controversial security bill has been postponed the french parliament it grants additional powers to law enforcement bodies but has faced widespread criticism for making it harder to colada police abuse their sorties charlotte devinsky. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from human rights organizations and also journalists who says well concerned about elements contained in this global security bill now one of the most controversial elements was oh it's a cool 24 we've discussed it many times and the feelings about this is that it would continue issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing images of police offices as a result of that controversy and the widespread protests we saw here in france the government said it was going to completely revise this particular article let's
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take a mind though over the protests against article 24. well the government said it was rewriting that article completely but as it's been posted a there are elements that still of being criticized by many article $24.00 in the bill that was posted a bipolar and terence still contains limits on who can and call and publish images over the police if they use images of publish with an intent to harm physically or
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mentally one of those offices on the cheek if somebody is found guilty of doing that they would then face a fine of 75000 euros or up to 5 years in jail so a pretty severe penalty for that but it wasn't just. article 24 that caused concern this know as it's been passed now gives police offices the right to film interventions that they make it is allows them to regulate the use of drones for the police to be able to monitor a protest potentially and it allows offices to carry their weapons even when they are d.t. some have described this move as essentially making roads dysfunctioning democracy . but in simple terms this law will significantly restrict freedoms the use of drones during protests and things like that this is a disaster for democracy and freedom because security is as important as freedom
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it is true but there are people who abuse it the harm is not for freedom with self people and not freedom cause harm. you need to think if there are other tools that would be more consistent with the principle of human freedom the right to protest is our right that we spy on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france i knew when panel of experts also raise concerns about this nor saying that it was incompatible with international human rights. the bill could lead to significant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in particular the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression so just by those continuous schools to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliamentarians 75 visiting for its 33 against state but human rights
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organizations say this isn't the end they say that they will continue to challenge this law when it now goes to france's constitutional court and it's that last decision will be made as to whether this bill will become a new or no. go ahead protest turned ugly in berlin after germany's highest court rules that a rent company property in the capital was constitutional and lived all the way with it our correspondent was there. when else should seem wrong why don't we just don't call. me. yet to say proud disdain become educated and indeed trade equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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20 minutes into the program welcome back protesters have been rallying in the german capital after the constitutional court overturned berlin's rent cap rule the law has been one of the most debated in the country in recent years. rent payments of 29000 levels for 5 years and people are furious about the u. turn. it all started very peacefully here it ended with some people being taken away by the police in some small clashes between protesters and police offices here in 'd this old started following a ruling in germany's constitutional court that made
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a boy eat a red cap that was put in place last february by the senate the the government of the state of 'd this frozen rental costs 2019 prices it was done because of the rises in rental costs here in the german capital they've gone up by around a 3rd it's between 250-2019 people were saying that it was just becoming on affordable to live in the city and people being priced out of certain areas the opposite side of that the landlords and the rental companies would say that the state has no place to meddle in the market they also say that putting in place rental comps would stop new apartments from being built what actually was decided in the constitutional court had nothing to do with the actual ins and outs of rental power they actually ruled on whether the city of and how the jurisdiction to put it in place at all in the 1st place they ruled that things to do with rent like this were
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actually a federal law and said germany has a lot to deal with already and this state law couldn't seem to see that it's worth pointing out that actual piece of federal legislation here in germany covering rent's dates back around 120 years so it hasn't really taken into account. of course the recent influx of people we've seen coming into berlijn and rental prices i talked about what this could mean is some quite nasty bills arriving through the doors of around 1500000 households it's 90 percent of the residences in berlin that will be affected by this what the ruling says is that landlords could claim back in a really is for the rent that they say they would have been by having rents counted like this now some rental companies have said they're not going to ask for that money back but others have said that they will do that which surely is not going to
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go down well with a lot of people because this coupled with the pandemic coupled with people having lost jobs is seeing quite a lot of economic impact in through thousands of people it's quite hard to put an exact figure on it people were overall very peaceful it was very loud people were told to bring along pots and pans to buying when there were clashes though they did little nasty very quickly but overall a very peaceful meeting but this isn't over yet still is going to see rental rises it would seem there's also some contracts that have been signed since this came into place that have what is being called shadow rent shadow clauses in there whereby those rents could now skyrocket following 'd this ruling by the constitutional court 'd what they say is needed is a ruling on a federal level whether they'll get bad or not not for sure. council culture homes struck again it seems a recent talk by
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a conservative group at the university of northern colorado was disrupted by activists many of whom were part of the black lives mutter movement according to university officials the event was shut down because of violations with the school's policy but those behind the talk say there were clear double standards as play fishing as they claim a lot of protesters to get ready unquote. step away from being violent here we can see that campaigners making noise destructing proceedings conservative personality will wits who was to speak at the event. they don't want to have conservatives come and speak on their campuses because they know that if the students here will know it's messenger greater usenets is that maybe they'll turn against the agenda at the university and they don't want that you want there to be open discourse you want there to be people on the left and people on the right able to have conversations that come together and find out the best ideas but the far left in america doesn't want that at all if you have a difference of opinion in them and they want to shut you down they don't want to hear your side of the story all they want is to ostracize you to destroy you to
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shame you for your beliefs and so it's not like those protestors new ones going to take my mask off and that's why they were crazy they went crazy because i had a different point of view and people were thugs they were acting like dogs and it was a terrible display on their part as the far left. it's a big day for russian science with a cancer specialist from moscow becoming the 1st ever russian to be officially made a member of the prestigious american surgical association igor cough is currently moscow's leading oncologist he's a pioneer of keyhole surgery for cancer treatment in the country during his 30 year long career there were no doctor has published a pretty astonishing 7 major studies and almost $300.00 papers to boot russia historian martin mccauley say the countryside sector has always been an example of top level professionalism. they talk russian specialists are among the best in the world and if i could resist same in the soviet union talk soviet doctors and
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specialists were among the best in the world russian specialists have always had this high reputation and now this is normally important as christie just because he's the 1st russian even admitted to this very important surgical association but also i don't time of enormous tension between russia and the united states should prove that if you put politics aside when you go to medicine or science or literature or anything else there is really quite a lot of common ground between russia and the united states they can come together and you don't have the conflict you have in politics and indefensible enters. the news but we're all set to crack on with more great programs and moments sell if you've got the desire to do a little more digging into any of this our stories make sure our t. dot com is one of your 1st wife and.
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i would be less need national borders that are going to have any benefit to melissa that some may see it it was a propagandist you cross and it's far from where your morgue you're more your partner who can prove that. god was. that it was a source a cure all but us lucifer mistletoe is just that i look at all of them to fail nobody it is not my achievement mr david out of 5 feet of plants were conceived by the need and carried out by the people themselves if they would produce or even full or kit with the idea of making a film like this they probably be branded as crazy. and that was the sentiment during the war that the soviets were brave corroded to resisting the nazis. that's going to change of course after the war once the cold war begins.
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people think that hollywood is a free place but really what is strictly defined by. the business and the other side is ideology. how would you define ali it is a call to dream manufacture which i think's true but i think equally it's a problem in the fact. it's been decades since the fall of spain's fascist regime but old wounds still haven't healed. from going into the times when you think it's. because only from you know. me coffee to market people to me suppose you mean on the face of the system you know what i just seen cause me to you know cells and have newborn babies were torn from their mothers and given away and forced adoption i don't know the bottom of. that in my own group or there's a feeling to this day mothers still search for grown children while looking in hope
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for their birth parents. more weapons more money to fight and more support to join nato demands ukrainian officials are making to president biden but is this in the best interest of the united states we are going to discuss and that's why ukraine a wish is for the u.s. to get more involved in the area china is putting pressure on the u.s. to stay out of taiwan and it's going to use their climate change meeting with john kerry to further emphasize steve gild joins us to share his a realistic expectations of kerry's trip.


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