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the world is driven by a dream shaped by one person those. who dares thinks. we dare to ask. russia expels 20 czech diplomats in a retaliates or remove the product cues to moscow of being behind a huge explosion at an ammunition depo 7 years ago through 18 russian diplomats out of the country. and nato record 3000000 world pandemic
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deaths fine is the u. turns on thought the hikes already there priciest the e.u. posted job. meanwhile the european state of san marino plans a return to normality dorothy's aim to vaccinate all citizens by the end of may with russia's sputnik v. rio please give us a breath of fresh air and get us moving towards a sense of normality sputnik b. has proved to be a winning choice because every day that passes in recent weeks the number of contractions is decreasing. and raul castro officially steps down as cuba's leader as cia assassination attempt is revealed the same day he announces his decision.
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well welcome and a very good morning to you 10 am here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international with meaning. now russia has declared 20 czech diplomats persona non grata amid an escalating diplomatic spat between the 2 countries it's in response to prague expelling 18 russian diplomats while accusing mosco of being behind a huge explosion at an ammunition depo back in 24 c. the russian foreign ministry says it's an effort to distract attention away from an alleged coup attempt in bello reuss. the accusations herb's surge especially as earlier the czech government laid the blame for the explosions at the door of the companies that. this hostile step is a continuation of a series of russian actions conducted over the last several years by the czech republic one cannot also fail to notice the american influence by trying to win washington's favor as the u.s. imposes sanctions against russia the czech authorities have even outdone their
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american musters so many diplomats were forced to start packing their suitcases in recent days because of expulsions and counter expulsions 1st of all america ordered 10 russian diplomats to head back to russia moscow's response was then almost identical then poland announced a similar move but there are sanctions only targeted 3 people and then eventually we heard from the czech officials who announced that prague decided to expel 18 people working for the russian embassy that is even more than that then america originally chose to punish you understand that this is a very significant share of the embassy staff so you'd have to think that there must be a very serious reason for it well the czech authorities have accused this group of 8 saying of working as intelligence operatives and also blamed russia for being
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behind a manger explosion at an ammunitions military warehouse in the czech countryside that happened 7 years ago and killed 2 people no confirmation of the cause has ever been released by the czech authorities it coincides with the decisions on diplomat expulsions by washington and warsaw that's not all by the czech republic either is it private is seeking some suspects in particular well you know and that is the interesting part because the people the suspects that the check. police are now looking for actually people with faces that you may find familiar these 2 were once accused by the way of trying to poison the script balls in the united kingdom in 2018 so now when the authorities said that these 2 could be linked to that explosion immediately their names and photos were back and international headlines
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but the russian foreign ministry though is saying that these announcements and these steps that are taken by the czech authorities could only be a deliberate attempt to somehow distract the attention of the media and the international community from another story which is now in the news here in eastern europe it looks like when it's actually supported by facts that the west need it to cover up the importance of the information published by both russia and belarus about not just a conspiracy but an actual plan for a constitutional clue we need to speak about it so a coup was allegedly being planned against the leader of the roost what more do we actually know about this this is a story apparently that was happening more or less samuel taney is the russian federal security service has announced lately that they have detained 2 men one with russian citizenship another one with dual citizenship del reuss and the u.s.
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detention happened in moscow and these 2 are believed to have been plotting a coup in bella ruse by attempting to assassinate the ball russian president alexander lukashenko and possibly even members of his family during victory day celebrations that are upcoming the bell russian president almost instantly blamed the u.s. for it for orchestrating this. but washington has denied any involvement now. you may wonder what does frog have to do with all this but we have to understand that the czech republic is a close u.s. ally in eastern europe it's a member of nato not for the central role but still and russian officials very often have blamed washington for using some eastern european countries the czech republic in particular house puppets so the assumption by the russian foreign
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ministry is that washington can't be pressuring these countries into making political moves against russia to demonize it so that is the message coming out of moscow and the meantime the u.s. state department has already said that they are expressing full support for the move that's been made by prague with the situation increasingly tense experts think that the demonization of russia is the gulf. of years ago and that's been brought up you know and then the intended coup. that's been linked as well because the west sees. it was illegal and he's been talking about new elections and so on and so therefore. this and all this. together. there's a cage. and bulgaria is
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a member of nato. the united states the americans here seem to. know i'm not saying that i can direct you to all these things but it's difficult to resist. that they haven't improved. the story in the czech republic is ludicrous i mean 767 years ago russian agents and by the way they must be changed bombs because russian changed bonds because there were you know in solve spring 2018 they were in prague in 2014022 so discordant. make an explosion that was completely ludicrous it's. going to be a film very soon this story about the munition deathblow of the czech army which is not the 1st in nato it's a small army and it's not clear are dead poles and you know it's just
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your mission they exploded this sounds like demonizing russia you know as much as they can now. as requested by biden's white house that has expelled 10 russian diplomats. a number of global deaths from 1000 past 3000000 at the weekend with a particularly disturbing 20 phone sudden new infections since last month in india meanwhile in europe daily new cases have stabilized somewhat after a 3rd wave of infections and us pharmaceutical giant pfizer has hike to e.u. prices on future or does that this and to corona virus vaccine potentially send in the cost more than 60 percent higher to some $23.00 a dose it comes as brussels seeks and new short supply contract with pfizer from next year artie's south korea taylor has the details you wouldn't think that big pharma and ethics go hand in hand but you clearly how that is that if we were to
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implement free open market principles in pricing the products we could go to huge prices and so everything we can manufacture but it would be unethical i think we will not do it's because that's really taking advantage of a situ. and people will not forget if you do start it must have been harder than when the 3rd wave started coursing through europe more curfews and lock downs were announced hospitals were overrun and pfizer couldn't take advantage even though it sitting on the thing they say is the only way out of vaccine but no that would be unethical the people will never forget turns out though pfizer doesn't really care about people it cares about fresh dollar bills so it hiked its prices after all vaccines are very expensive this if human lives economies to reopen but we saw them at the price of a meal a very nice meal in a very nice restaurant of drool pfizer's vaccine is the most expensive on the
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market and it can start handing out discounts just because it's a once in a lifetime global pandemic some countries that who can't afford pfizer's prices but still want the citizens to live so well that's fine we'll just produce it ourselves while no because pfizer and co are not only lobbying the biden and mr asian to stop and low cost vaccine production to help out low income countries they even want those countries to be sanctioned ethics but even for those who do have the cash purchasing pfizer is beginning to break the bank pfizer was 12 years then it became 15 new contracts are now being signed at a price of 19.6 to europe and with the e.u. signing off on a future order of 900000000 doses those extra euros really add up but as pfizer well knows the block doesn't really have a choice because brussels is fast pick astra zeneca has become vaccine non-grata
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after it's linked to red blood clots at this point it would probably struggle to hand out its vaccine for free let alone charge for it johnson and johnson's hit the pause button over the same concern and the european medicine agencies not keep. on approving any of the shots at the moment so the pfizer job stands as the sole savior all 12 no 1519 and a half years of it but if you don't count those 3 surprise a likely scenario is that there will be likely a need for a 3rd somewhere between 6 and 12 months and then from the there will be an annual review the nation but all of that needs to be confirmed a vaccine with reduces in the 1st year and a booster annually after that what a tidy little way to keep those billions coming in to hell with the corporation how would morality to hell with humanity you really have to hand it to pfizer even in
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a pandemic it's just another day another dollar. meanwhile the tiny european country of san marino is enjoying a return to pre covert normality thanks to sputnik the schools that museums and gyms have reopened as was in the last theaters on april 26th as the enclave is not of the e.u. it was able to turn to russia for its vaccine sputnik feel is currently under review by the medicine regulator meaning it cannot be deployed in member states until it is approved.
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chérie was putting venus proved to be a winning choice is every day that passes in recent weeks the number of injections is decreasing. the reopening is give us a breath of fresh air and get us moving towards a sense of normality without splitting feet submarine and would probably not have had these reopening so sued and he said we helped with that and also because the e.u. agreements were failing to deliver the phase of vaccine to us thanks to the russian vaccine a bill to move our reopening timetable for. clashes erupt between jewish and arab protest as it is well led to an attack on the rabbi more on that's coming up after they said she'll break.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy
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confrontation let it be an arms race is on off and spearing dramatic development only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. welcome back well monday marks the end of castro rule in cuba raul castro who led the country's communist party for the last 10 years off to succeeding his brother fidel announced his resignation on friday this was the same day declassified documents revealed he's been the target of a cia assassination attempts ati's dawn of explains. raul castro reveals he's stepping down what better time to disclose your country meal the idea
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of assassinating him this is the perfect metaphor of cuba u.s. relations as the cia has published once top secret cables describing how in 1960 the agency offered $10000.00 to a pilot flying roll castro from prague to have to arrange an unlucky accident the plot can be added to what some say were the hundreds of assassination attempts on rolls brother legendary el commandante fidel providing a glimpse into just how big a thorn in america's side cuba was and even remains to this day clearly the carriage drew regime. will not change by its own choice. but cuba must change. i don't care how i die but rest assured if they invade us i'll die in combat. you don't make friends with uncle sam by overthrowing
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a dictatorship ruled by his appointee or by building a socialist state right in his backyard for del castro did both his relations with the us started with a trade war escalated into a naval blockade of the island and climaxed with something that had the world staring into the abyss over nuclear apocalypse during the cuban missile crisis and island nation smaller than the size of florida found itself squeezed between 2 superpowers in the thick of what almost became an all out atomic war it would be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from cuba or against any nation in the western hemisphere as an attack by the soviet union on the united states things eased a little since then of course the us is a very different country the soviet union hasn't existed for nearly 3 decades but cuba cuba remains the same along with its ever so poor relations with the u.s.
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we will not live saying actions on the cuban regime we will enforce the embargo. we reaffirmed today that any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either through coercion and pressure or by using subtle methods you will feel. the troika of charity in this hemisphere cuba venezuela and nicaragua has finally met its match that you without the secretary of the united states is deliberately lying by calling cuba a sponsor of terrorism this is slander and an insult to gates cuba cuba is no closer to freedom and democracy than it was 4 years ago the age of castro is coming to an end but is the anticapitalist cuba heading the same way well roll castro says over his dead body. and nothing nothing obliges me to make this decision
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but i firmly believe in the strength and value of example and the endor standing of my fellow countrymen and let no one doubt that as long as i live i will be ready with my food in the stirrup to defend the homeland the revolution and socialism it may well be you that will want to do it i. was staying in latin america r.t.s. contact has spoken with journalist glenn greenwald on the death threats he and his star may have received dr greenwald reported on corruption among brazil's elite. journalistic tactic is one that i actually 1st noticed when i started writing about politics in 2005 there had been a coup attempt in venezuela in 2002 to oust hugo chavez who whatever you think of him was democratically elected and very popular in the new york times editorial was that it was a an attempt to restore democracy us back by installing what they called
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a respected business leader and that's step away from an attempt to step away from dictatorship and this is what the us media has been doing for decades calling us supported coups where they overthrow democratically elected governments and install you a pro u.s. dictators they call it and herald it as a victory for democracy and that's exactly what they did in 1064 they called it a revolution instituted by brazilians who are tired of communist corruption in tyranny and essentially for the next 21 years depicted this extremely repressive and brutal military regime as a manifestation of liberty and freedom. now 3 arab israeli men have been arrested and offices injured as fireworks on drunks were held today israeli police separating rival demonstrations over the assault of a rabbi they were legislated was assaulted as he entered a traditionally arab part of the city of jaffa sinus jews rallied against the
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violence sparking a counter protest of arab israelis who lit street fire as a detached sonoran force meant officials who formed a human barrier between the demonstrations it comes as the jewish population of israel hates all time lows they made it less than 3 quarters of the country down 8 percent when it was founded in 1948 the proportion of jewish immigrants is also an historic low wealth people on the streets of tel aviv why they thought that was the case. government in the country doesn't treat our citizen good fairly enough it really expensive to live here it's really hard to to grow and to create new businesses and actually to succeed i think it's easier to do it in different countries it is very simple the natural growth of the non jewish population was the higher rate of the jewish one that's just simple math count the number of children per jewish family count the number of children. you are the numbers are citizens of
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israel and it doesn't matter how many jewish or non jewish that's it the head of the israeli immigration policy center told r.t. the consequences of a fall in the proportion of the jewish population. the main reason for the decline of the jewish population today is due to immigration israel has developed its g.d.p. is much higher than the countries around there are around the area many people in the past did not see israel as a place that they'd want to immigrate to today were soon people from over a 100 different countries wanting to come to israel. and that is bring into decline in the jewish population we are seeing the decline of the majority which may bring in the future for a situation where the much of the growing minorities will demand to change the status of israel as a jewish state even if we don't reach a situation with the jews or absolute minority and that can have of course far
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reaching implications for a country that sees itself as a homeland for the jewish people many thanks for joining us here on out c international desk that you cannot feel say on all of our stories by following us on social media and leaving your comments that will be back in 30 minutes even. when else seems wrong. but all wrong just don't call. me. yet to shape out just to become active. and engaged me because betrayal.
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hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered on peter lavelle is
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there a method to secretaries they blame tim's madness what are we to make of his policies towards russia china ukraine and afghanistan what comes 1st for him values or interests is he informed by ideology or geopolitics does he believe in anything. discuss these issues and more i'm joined by my guess marcus papadopoulos in london he's a historian analyst and author of the new book arise where i'll see a return of russia to world politics and in oxford we have mark owen he is the director of the crisis research institute gentlemen rostock rules and in fact that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it ok let's go to marcus papadopoulos in london 1st marcus what do you make of the secretary of state and we can throw in as well as colleague jake sullivan i mean we've had
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a very turbulent last few weeks particularly when it comes to the issue of ukraine but we had also the summit in anchorage so you know we we have all of this dust being kicked up about ukraine's sovereignty which we can talk about and only one country has been compromising the sovereignty of ukraine that's the united states you remember big torii a new one and then we have anchorage here and then as we speak right now by going ministration is asking if russia will join a climate change conference you know and john kerry you. in china if i'm not mistaken and nobody really wants to talk to him and the summit that was being proposed the russians are not interested in it i mean what's going on in lincoln in the others in the administration they seem to have lost the plot nobody really cares what they think. well peta i hope the premise was that it was the deployments or significant numbers of ukrainian forces including heavy artillery
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and of miss our systems to the donbass that precipitates it become a crisis over ukraine i do not believe a bad decision was actually made by the crimean authorities themselves i believe they were instructed to deploy its forces to the donbass i washington and london after hope ever since the coup in ukraine in february 2014 the ukrainian government has been nothing but a collaborator so both the americans and the british so i have to ask myself the question why have the americans and also the british police about this crosses over ukraine is it because washington and london is opposed the state department the national security adviser to our ignorance.


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