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who to and definitely they will try to sabotage some of the agreements that have been reached. geneva ah, the top headlines here will not see the us unveiled up possibility of another round of sanctions against russia just 4 days after the putin biden's summit in geneva. and in spite of the optimistic messages from both sides in the source of shape, the weak hair on r c, with a weekly moscow sets a grim record as a daily number of covert cases source to an all time high. city's mayor has announced a raft of new measures a region of central italy wants to welcome tourists to have received russia with nick vaccine. that is, despite or lack of approval so far from the european medicines agency. one regional
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counselor spoke to us here at oxford. we all know sputnik works and therefore just probably the continuation of the european union's policy towards the russian federation. also devastating floods, leap one person dead to missing 24 injured in, southern rushes, crimea, province authorities declare a state of emergency in the region of correspondence are reporting. so this is what some of the streets here. and y'all looks like right now. i mean, you can hardly call it even the street you could probably take on the store and on a canoe or something. i welcome to the weekly here on, on the international, highlighting the top stories of the day and of the week with this story just in here with this channel. the u. s. government has now said it is drawing up another
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round of anti russia sanctions, in stark contrast to the message from the putin biden summit, just 4 days ago. a russia's foreign ministry spokesman has condemned the move staying moscow will retaliate. we have always given a consistent response to legal actions of the united states. it is strange that some people in washington enjoy this obstacle course so much american idea looks have revealed themselves. they need all of the fuss around the supposed poisoning as a tool for solving the problems of their on non competitiveness. it is a surprise and you know, given this latest twist that we're seeing right now, it seems that you know, the relationship between russia and the west. they're not going to improve anytime soon. in fact, they can get even worse, because jack salad the u. s. national security advisor has just said on seeing that they are the biden's administration, is preparing new sanctions against moscow. we are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in these case as well. we've shown all along the way that we're
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not going to pull our punches, whether it's on solar, wayne's or elections interfering or no valley. when it comes to responding to rushes harmful activities, it will come as soon as we have develop the package is to ensure that we are getting the right targets. and when we do that, we will impose further sanctions with respect to chemical weapons. this comes on the heels of the geneva, somewhere between vladimir putin and joe biden, where they had their 1st face to face meeting since the american president took office and both sides hailed as talks as constructive and overall positive. and even though there were, there wasn't any major break through, at least it seemed the 2 leaders were committed to try to improve the poor state of the bilateral relationship between russia and the u. s. and you know, just days after the summit, the senior american official announcing that they will prepare and new that they're going to prepare new sanctions and not just with regard to lexia and the val. he
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also reaffirm that they will continue to impose several sanctions against companies that are related to the north stream to gas pipeline. so on, you know, that's a stark contrast to how the russian side acted after the summit in geneva, reputed, for instance, he oh, but defended joe biden, amid allegations he's facing at home, that the us present might not be in his best, physical or mental shape. you know, he's often seen not being able to read properly, probably teleprompter or you know, losing sense of directions. but let me put in after this summit, he basically talked joe biden, up, your billing, you could give mister. there was no hospitality from the country meeting was very constructive. our views differ on many issues, but i believe both sides have shown a willingness to understand each other and to bring out different positions close together. that image has been drawn by the media kind of low you into
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a full sense of security. but there's no reason for that whatsoever, because it is a professional and you've got to be very careful with him in order not to miss anything. he doesn't miss anything, i can assure you. so i can tell russian official policy maker. they can feel a bit confused after this about face. jack solomon, the u. s. the, the national security advisor. he talks about new anti russian, russian sanctions, like, you know, the summit never happened. and it's especially bizarre if, especially if you recall what the americans talk before the summit. so they were talking about predictable and stable relationship between the us and russia. that's something they are seeking and you know what they're doing right now after the summit? it doesn't necessarily falls under the category of, you know, predictability. well, the presidents, putin, on,
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by them. they spoke for roughly 3 and a half hours in geneva, on wednesday. and our team was there in switzerland, with all the action. who's a quick recap of that big day. the the i have no illusions following the meeting and these are old or new that can't be any illusions at all by and sat in vain russia. and by the way, that was a jo are for a moment on the program and i said look at some of the tea key takeaways from the summit right here. prudent abide and discussed issues of strategic stability and that of a nuclear arms control. they also discussed
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a possible prisoner exchange and agreed to return their respective ambassadors to their posts. now there was no breakthrough on the issue of cyber security though they did agree to start regular consultations on this rather touchy subject. now as far as it goes with stumbling points, the 2 presidents raised concerns about human rights issues and each other's country . they also fail to come up with any solid action plan for ukraine. now of course, our entire r t team was in geneva following the whole summit for you. so just for a moment. here are some highlights long, couple weeks i'll hold on high, i'll hold up a round, of course the big russia us summit was building. now it's over don, the president biden, president putin, they sat down, they talked and really the bottom line is, looks like ties between the 2 countries are better today and really looks like the best you can. hopefully we're never going to move mountains in terms of the
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problems that exist, but what we have seen is them say that they'll read ignite diplomatic relations. maybe not tomorrow, maybe not to say that, but at some point it's going to happen. we'll see a rushing in washington us, some of that back in moscow. the very basics of diplomacy when it comes to just how they viewed one another. we heard from joe biden saying that it wasn't ever going to be friendly really, but it was, it was positive, it was certainly positive. and we heard from me a person saying that it wasn't again, it wasn't context. the wasn't somebody school remote point. when a profi, the job wasn't to get one or someone out, it was sent pete to become interesting communication. able to have an open frank dialogue to dissolve to in the future. and to do that without any hostility. and that's what we heard from your billing group. mister, there was no hospitality on the country meeting was very constructive. our views
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differ on many issues, but i believe both sides have shown a willingness to understand each other and to bring on differing positions close together. there wasn't any, any strident action taken, or we disagreed. i disagree, stated where it was where he disagreed, he stated, but it was not done in a hyperbolic you atmosphere. both presidents have now left, 3 watched both. they are playing fly away. we've actually got a pretty good view and it comes to plain spot. i mean, i know the geneva runway, like no one else travel you controls gotten nothing on may lucian 96 as imposing 747. therefore i can see them from about 10 kilometers away. out of new stream, but actually the security has been something so note, but for the soldiers we sold the police. we saw the boat going mad on the lake, the sunset over the lake, just behind to see your engine, even city looking resplendent all day. it has been roasting home,
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but i want to say it's pathetic fantasy absolutely perfect for the heated tubes. and i think they probably walk heated bite and himself gave him and that there were some things that he was not willing to negotiate. personally also that you know what, we have different views on this. we don't have to look i to i but we still have to protect our own people and protect global security. now course, the best place to tell us everything about, especially president putin's press conference, was more at god who himself was literally in the hall. i believe he's got a chance to all president putin. a question himself, the won't be difficult questions. that's vladimir putin face, that which joe barton had the good fortune to escape. what questions about the opposition? vladimir putin pointed out that the protesters rested following the event and capitol hill that they faced as much as 25 years in jail for the 5 years in jail, for a political protest that the year,
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due by the said that this new comparison to because the criminal, but lex in the bony, who was convicted in serving a 2 year sentence for the violation of his early release. so he was convicted by russian court and vladimir putin. he says that, you know, americans are comparing what happened the capitol hill to the treatment of election yvonne and saying there's nothing in common. but the nation is just, you know, by going on non systemic opposition, and the citizen you've mentioned this person knew full well that he was violating russian law. and he knew full well that there was a warrant for his arrest. nevertheless, he came back to russia and he deliberately wanted to be arrested. so he did what he wanted to do. what else can we say here? one of the things both leaders agreed on is to borrow job buttons, words. they need to be rules of the world, so that as a rule to how both countries should behave in case they come into this agreement
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over something that the dispute will outright conflict, have resolve them as a civilized partners. i would say, fred, this is far too early, but they need a framework of how to behave. and for that to happen, those countries need to be held equally accountable. that wouldn't do one country gets away with doing something and the other doesn't feel bad and said fraser, who's quite disturb online here. he said, how would the united states feel if it will see by the rest of the world as meddling in for an election, which much of the world sees the united states as do it. but in this way that mapleton was us, russia is accused of being predictable. by the way, how is russia planning to change? here, vladimir smudgin was going to know that when you should 3rd story, he's given your name. when you say the with believe that russian foreign policy is unpredictable,
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will let me send the park back to you. the u. s. leaving the abm treaty in 2002 with absolutely unpredictable. what were they doing it for that undermine the basis of international stability in the area of strategic security. then withdrew from the i n f treaty in 20. 19. there's nothing stable about that. the open sky treaty withdrawal, there's nothing stable about it and almost nothing left. thank god, in the field of strategic stability. mr. biden has taken a completely adequate decision to prolong the new start treaty for 5 years. and you know, if you take the situation with ukraine with crimea, that's where this all sounds right. what stable about endorsing the qu, they talk when the ex president, yanna covey agreed to all the demands of the opposition. he was basically ready to abandon power, declared new elections in about 3 months to know if the blood feels cool was needed that lead to known consequences southeast of the country. then crimea. and you
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think it's us who predictably, no, i don't think so. what do we get at the end of the day? what happened here in geneva, decent summit was basically a trust building exercise. very few specifics was agreed upon if any. they agreed to talk about many things to work on many things, but ultimately it is a trust exercise is about laying a foundation on which russia the united states can rebuild relations. i wouldn't say build on relations because there aren't much left to speak off there. they're in taxes, whether it worked. joe biden says, we'll find out within the year whether it looks he results from the, from all the tools from all the agreements and all the criticism that both sides had for each other. but the message is, the preliminary. it was successful that he spent the day in the villa where those talks were taking place. this was billed as a heavy weight clash of the titans. perhaps we weren't expecting any major results,
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but certainly looking much between 2 political big guns. what they did say, both of them was that they talk to not just the president biden, the president, but joe biden to mon, vladimir burton demand when they agreed on things that they could cooperate on. they talked about those when they disagree. they made sure that both of their points were made as forcefully as they could. joe biden, the us president saying though, while it was all very cordial, it's unlikely that they're going to be embracing one another and swaying side to side anytime soon. i don't think he's looking for a cold war or the united states. i don't think it's about, as i said to him, i said your generation of mine were about 10 years apart. this is not a bio moment, is used to say back in the sixty's and united states like less huggy each other. but as clearly not anybody's interest, your countries are mine for us to be in a situation where we're in a new cold war. in geneva,
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the us leader was fortunate enough to avoid tough questions from the media perhaps because no foreign outlets were present at his press conference. the russian president, however, was just bombarded with questions from international journalists right after the meeting. did you commit to stopping your crank down against the opposition groups inside russia? dead by election, of electing of on him? why? why are young people not allowed to protest in russia? what the but way press court does as i pointed out, they never challenge a u. s. leader from the left. so they'll never ask him about julian assange. they will only ask about navarro ne and a this. bloomberg white house reporter jennifer jacobs. both on twitter about she heckling putin and fantasizes about bite and smiling at her, which says everything you need to know about these denial gophers. they're not holding power to account in their own capital. their heckling the designated
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enemies of america and hoping to get the approval of their president. well, the mentality of these journalists is the mentality of the east coast establishment . and they operate from a place of american exceptionalism and american innocence. they cannot fathom that the u. s. could possibly be literally paying opposition, figures, managing opposition, figures. and so when these reporters were badgering couldn't about nevada, they were unable to accept his response, which was that we don't want to see something like what you saw on january 6 with the movement of insurrection as d a. r g a. this is the weekly here, we're not going to national the russian region of crimea has declared a state of emergency. amid severe flooding was left at least one person dead and
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$24.00 injured. almost 2000 people had to be evacuated from their homes and from the region. reporting for us is our correspondent egos, dental i with me. so this is what some of the street here. and you also look like right now. i mean, you can hardly call it even a street, you could probably take on the store until on a canoe or something. i mean, just walking around here is already a challenge. it's a challenge to keep your balance alone. in fact, on top of that, i can feel large boulders every once in a while, hitting my feet and legs. now speaking of the st, well, the ground floor of the residential buildings here are gone. there are no more. and this is obviously hugely distressing to the locals. so this is where the army and
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the emergency workers have focused their efforts right now. in 2016, this man's house was destroyed by fire. so we families started from scratch. the final touches had been made just days before the flood hit. it all happened all too fast. oh yes, a bucket. i have a dog and he started acting strangely at 4 30 in the morning, so i took it outside my door saved us. the rain was so strong by 6 o'clock, the water had breeched its banks. i will call my son and we started to stop the water from entering our home. but nothing could stop it. we could only go about documents and not fit. we lost everything. you could shoot a disaster like this has never happened before. i hope no one will ever have to go through what we did. it's a tragedy making our authorities to help us to help the people, the emergency ministry and the army have had to join their efforts to deal with the aftermath of the flood as a software that we are clearing the drainage system,
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removing debris from the flood. so the water drinks away more quickly, efforts are aided by volunteers. in this school, even the little ones have come out to help to the best of their ability. stephanie special debate and that was completely loaded. rescue work is pumped out the water and we scooped out the salt and mont. now we are taken out of the furniture to see what we can to use. our children came to help asking us to give them a job. they carry out toys. we gave them simple jobs. so this is what a beach here normally looks like this time a year. but this is what it actually looks like right now. it was supposed to be the beginning of a high to receive and, but obviously that will have to wait. now. i'm a good done of reporting from crimea, our c high school to come here on our team. the national lockdown rules have been extended in england again by full weeks due to
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a new variant of covert. we get reaction from locked down fatigue. londoners in just a moment. the. the the ah, me rather driven by dreamer shape.
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those in me the dares thing. we dare to ask me ah, thanks for joining us there on this sunday. moscow has set a grim record and new cove infections were talking about $9000.00 cases and 24 hours. a new restrictions are being brought in, including limiting non emergency medical care for those patients who have not been vaccinated. alia, put, drink, investigates. less than 2 weeks ago. the numbers in moscow were plus
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$2900.00 cases. and there you have it this friday, a new sad record of more than plus $9000.00 in a whole country like mexico for example. this figure is 2 times smaller. so what is going on? it looks like the new delta varian which originated in india, is taking its toll on the russian capital. according to the mayor of moscow, almost 90 percent of the new infections in the city are the new delta variance. and also we're going to see them. the delta strain spreads foster, and the worst thing about it is that the person needs strong immunity twice as many antibodies to resistance compared to the original we'll hand virus. so essentially we're going through the same thing again, but with more severe consequences, the government has come to the understanding that the pace of the vaccination has
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been very slow and now they are rushing to change that. now, here's one of the groundbreaking decisions introduced by the medical authorities and the washing capital. in moscow, free non essential care in the hospitals will only be provided for those who have been vaccinated. everyone will still get the emergency treatment if it's required. if you are a patient with the cancer or with blood diseases, you will still get all the necessary treatment. but in other cases for non essential care, like i said, a jab will be required. patients have a weekend immune system for them could be 900, is especially dangerous. it is impossible to avoid all contact with them or to isolate them. all those who can have the job for special reasons will still be admitted to hospital and emergency medical care will be provided with our exception to everybody regardless of vaccination stay it is
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a campaign in the city to promote booster jabs will also begin in the near future, the moscow's mayor office announced mandatory vaccination for 60 percent of the staff in the service sector, so it looks like the russian capital is bracing itself for nothing less but a real vaccination boom. when vladimir prudence press secretary dmitri passcode was asked about what the kremlin makes of the new spikes and the measures, here's what the spokesperson replied. don't get even worse. and a situation is due to 3 things, the absolute nihilism. that is people failure to comply with restrictions the low vaccination rate and the slight nature of the virus. in the meantime, the existing anti colbert measures in the russian capital have been extended till the end of june name leave the closure of bars, restaurants and clubs. during the night and also a 3rd of staff members being required to work from home. in addition to that,
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the moscow mayor's office has also bad mass gatherings of over 1000 people. besides this dance floor than football fans. those will also have to be shut down for now. once again, i'd like to point out that so far, these are the measures that have been announced for the washing capital. this isn't on a federal level just yet, but we have received a warning from the authorities that all. busy of this could be extended to other regions of russia if that is required. so this is a possibility in the near future as well. meantime, a region of central italy wants to allow the tourists to receive the russian sport and agree cobra shot to come and visit the mark. a province is urging the government to open up the entire country to such travelers. and we actually heard from the local counselor who came up with the idea commercial most everyone knows the effectiveness of scrutiny on neighbor san marino who is vaccinated with nick. but we are not even supposed to allow citizens of san marino to into italy. now our
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region intends to open up to continue welcoming russians and we want to maintain relations with russia. we are friends with russia, and we want to continue business in the tourism sector, russian citizens, tourists, even if the vaccinated cannot come to italy. and this is cause tremendous economic loss because it's really attract the loss of russian tourists each year. it comes a week after the european parliament gave final approval to the new digital certificate scheme for cobra. 19. it includes data on pci tests, antibodies and vaccination, but only 4 shots approved by the european medicine's agency. and so far the regulator has approved for vaccines, though these did not include russian chinese or indian ones. a joke, couple rossi again, so it's become a highly politicized tissue. met, she showed all day, in my opinion, this decision is close to political reasons. and these are not medical reasons,
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because the most student works. and therefore, it is probably a continuation and european union's policy towards the russian federation. i have absolutely no sir, that we are protecting the interests of mar, k, d. e too often protects in the conflict with the interests european citizens a european citizens. but we are primarily residents of them. okay. and so we serve our interests, especially in such absurd situations. like the one we're talking about england's lockdown has been extended by 4 weeks beyond the june 21st target day after a surgeon case number's. the british prime minister has defended the move saying, opening up now would cost lives for week delay. we think would make even more of a difference in reducing the overall number of, of deaths. and that's why we're, that's why we're doing it. and at the end of the that period of, by, by july, the 19th, we do think that we would have bill top
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a very considerable wall of immunity around the whole of the population. i, despite the ongoing corona virus threat, anti lockdown protest has rallied me down the street in london on monday, chanting. shame on you and demanding freedom. so we sampled a reaction from, from a number of people there in london. here's what some of them at the everyone to do the same dose for 6 months from one to be really positive and gets backseat speculated. and then to be told that, you know, 4 weeks of things, not being no being i've been, it is, it is very frustrating. it's who i like to come out with. plenty of pen is now social distance ending going out and taking it further. thank you. a great idea to try and get that. i'm getting more people's like i don't
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agree with closing for the 4 weeks. so delaying everything. because maybe they could have done something before lights trying not to open too quick. 2 people sitting inside because no one knew about the discovery. and so now when new height could be, there are lots of people with businesses and things like that that really struggle next fully, especially in the country just or there are some top stories from the day and of the week here with the weekly on off. you international, but we put a whole nother one for you starting and a half an hour time with my colleague. you know, neil, perhaps you can join us. ah,
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