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i ah, dozens of people are reportedly killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack on a she and mosque in northern afghanistan that comes just 5 days after another attack that old so targeted a mosque. a facebook with a blower who prompted calls in congress for a crock. dawn on the social media giant is now herself under scrutiny. critic say her close ties to the democrat show. busy she's pushing and their agenda for online censorship. i'll to coming off on the program this our us politicians called for new sanctions against russia over the nord stream to pipeline. using moscow of
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manipulating the natural gas market just days after vladimir putin pledge to boost supplies to europe. and the european parliament passed is a non binding resolution seeking to bottom police use of facial recognition software and public places for them, a piece, healing it of a major victory or guest debate. the issue this is good news. you're in criminals and services to be abused. like crazy, there's a great saying and law enforcement, it's when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. ah . oh, run the clock across the world. this is our t hello from the friday news team. i mean, and only we start this our enough gala stem dozens of people have reportedly been
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killed in an explosion. not as she a mosque in the country's northern city of couldn't does it. you may find the upcoming images of the aftermath distressing. the blast happened during friday prayers with a pack congregation inside. there are conflicting reports on the number of casualties, but officials say at least 50 people are killed. more than $100.00 injured, a suicide bomber was said to be behind the attack. the taliban. blame the eyes as kate terrorist group, which carried on the cap bull or port blast in august with sauce scores and scores of people killed. then this latest incident follows a deadly explosion on sunday. at another mosque, this time in the country's capital. and it all comes just 2 months since the taliban swept back to power, filling the void left by the u. s. lead withdrawal writer on commentator abdel barry antwan believes the attack was designed to send a clear message. some states were targeting
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shiara, they were targeting chia in syria, they were targeting chia everywhere in the middle east. so i wouldn't be surprised that this. this is, as i said, you know, this is actually the work. oh, that's them speak. because nicholas said that here is that, is there another good believe are over there. so this is, this is the execute. but i mean, the major aim is who these fabulous up get them to actually be stabilized by taliban rule and of denison. so this is the beginning, and i wouldn't be surprised that be more of the big let that slide miss will take place in that few weeks a month ahead. democrats in the us congress are going all while it with calls for a credit done on facebook following the claims of a company whistleblower. although it now turns out that frances halligan has close ties to the party, something she failed to mention,
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while demanding action against her, our former employer placed books, products, harm, children, stoke decision and week in our democracy. the companies leadership knows how to make facebook and instagram saver a won't make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical prophets for people. congressional action is needed. well, let's try untangle the web fronts as halligan is being represented by a co founder of whistleblower aid. john time he served in the obama administration, the other co founder of the organization, which helps whistleblowers pay their lawyers. fees is mark said he was a legal representative for this month. alexander vin men, a white high stuffer who testified in donald trump's 1st impeachment trial, mark bloom and fell at maximum until, excuse me, editor in chief of the gravestone, highlighted other alleged links, unsafe political affiliation. in this case, shouldn't come as a shock. her testimony dove tales very closely with the democrat censorship agenda
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. their plan or their desire to heavily sensor social media. frances, how again was pushing that agenda. if it's true that bryson gillette, the strategic communications firm that is reportedly advising francis halligan, and which was founded by former obama aid bill burton, does it enjoy this relationship with her? then we also have to consider her relationship, a possible relationship with abide and white house, who's press secretary jen. saki i actually used to be employed as a senior advisor by bryce angela. what's clear here is that democratic operatives were not. if these reports are true, are providing p r advice and promotion to francis how going a previously unknown figure, who was instantly verified by twitter the day of her carefully coordinated and
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crafted testimony. so she's not as a, an actual whistleblower. she is a political operative advancing a cohesive agenda. and just to add to that, it's a merge that francis hug and is a regular donor to democrat affiliated organizations, which how party candidates get elected legal on media unless legal on much blumenthal again gave us their take on the facebook allegations and also the danger zone. censorship, she just wants more government intervention. so i think the impact we're going to see going forward is more censorship, more intervention from the intelligence services. and the reorientation of these social media sites to target official u. s. enemies per her recommendation. i think of, you know, it could, it can benefit multiple causes, you could see it benefiting the religious. right. that doesn't like the kind of
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semi pornographic content on instagram and the way it degrades women of feminist could get behind it. but behind it all as a much more insidious agenda that how going outlines she has explicitly called for bass, beefing up facebook counter espionage team to take on official enemies. she named me and mar ethiopia, which is a new target of u. s. empire as well as iran and china. she did not refer to facebook working with any u. s. allies to carry out malicious activities. this is an extension of the narrative we've been hearing since the russia gate saga began. the real issue, the gravamen, the, the $64000.00 question is one of our people and coating a former president of the united states who are excluded. an expert gated bowdlerized from any kind of public conversation because of who he is. that's the issue. let me ask you something one of you were on your phone on your mo bile and
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you said something politically piquant and all the sudden your phone went dead because your carrier says car, we don't like that. that's a hate speech. and you say you're the phone company, you don't, you don't monitor what i say. well, that's what we have to look at these companies as utilities, they will shut you down merely because you're oh pining and expressing in a an opinion. that's what they never talked about. that's the reason that's what i wanted to hear. that was never addressed in this big whistle blowing, expose a blah, blah, blah, blah blah. as gretta would say, calls are growing in the u. s. to slump new sanctions on russia over the nord stream to pipeline in light of europe's energy crisis. it comes just days after vladimir putins pledge to ramp up natural gas supplies to the continental prices. hit record highs, ortiz donal quarter,
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took me through the details. they're basically being accused of trying to artificially keep the price of natural gas as high as possible. but that actually announcement by the russian president vladimir putin to boost europe's natural gas supplies, caused a price decrease of 20 percent. right after that, amid this energy crisis, and just 2 days after that, we heard from us congressman michael mccall, who said that the u. s. should resume sanctions against russia in connection to the nord stream to pipeline. and why? he says that russia's somehow weapon ising. it president biden and chancellor merkel committed to taking action. should russia attempt to use energy as a weapon? yet both of tend to blind eye to the putin regimes deliberate efforts to press europe into accelerating the russian nodes stream to pipeline certification process by manipulating europe's gas markets and leveraging a severe energy crisis on the continent. and mccall says anglo merkel is turning
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a blind eye to some apparent malign, influenced by russia, but anglo merkel herself has said that russia fulfills all of its obligations in these contracts that are voluntarily made between russia and the european union. the fog is a gift. this, if you ask me whether there have been orders that russia has taken and then fail to fulfill as it stands. now, that is not the case. that is, there are no orders that frush has said no, we will not deliver those to you. and we are not pumping gas through the ukrainian pipeline, rather russia can only fulfill orders that have been contracted out. so the question is really, isn't being ordered the international gas union all so praised russia as the power that can bring energy security to europe. and that the nord stream to pipeline would actually play a crucial role in that. so it doesn't exactly seem like the reasoning behind mccall statements to resume sanctions against russia has a leg to stand on. and yet the allegations from the u. s. keep coming. how is moscow responded? we heard from russia's foreign minister, sergey lavern. he said basically,
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the u. s. is trying to pit rushes european partners against moscow. let's take a listen to what he said to your list of 30, but then we'll go to the u. s. openly say that cooperation with russia is contrary to europe's energy security interests. they want to directly embroiled in this area and reduce our independence. so now it's also important to note that russian president vladimir putin even urged to russia state gas company gas prompt to continue pumping fuel through ukraine even once north stream 2 is fully operational . and that move would show europe that russia wants to act in good faith that they are ready to fulfill their contractual obligations. even though if they made this move entirely to a pumping gas to the north stream to pipeline. this would save the company, billions of dollars, markets walter, craig, earl, and believes any new sanctions against the nord stream to pipeline wouldn't have that desired impact. the pipeline has been completed and it's, it's to the situation now is about approval on the a you is in
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a difficult situation when the pressure is going to be maybe not immediately, but the pressure is going to be substantially get this over the line. if with 2 months from now, when we're in the midst of a cold winter, then pressure is going to ramp up and i don't think sanctions is going to ultimately get in the way about the end of the day. your pin is always going to choose to keep the lights on over. 2 2 over move in search of an ideal for the storage levels fall much lower than they typically are this time of year and they don't have the capacity to make up last grounds. we know we've obviously had a cold winter last year, which is why these levels are low. we know that if we have another cold winter this year, that these levels are going to be follow once more. and we're also at a point when demand is higher because of the reopening that we have seen around the world. so think europe has a massive problem and they are in a position now where they are heavily reliant on any extra supplies that can come
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from russia. european lawmakers are pushing for a band on facial recognition systems used by police. the parliament has passed the number ending resolution against biometric surveillance, which some m a piece compared to cold war snipping. that's an important step and fighting against mass surveillance, the central and eastern europeans used to live under the eye of the big brother. and we don't want to come back the resolution calls for a bond on funding or deploying programs that could result an indiscriminate mass surveillance. the document also emphasizes the importance of human supervision in any final decision making and urges authorities to be more transparent by using open source software. well, it is not the 1st time and 1st move against excessive surveillance and 2019
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san francisco became the 1st city in the us to enact a complete ban on police, biometric surveillance, other american cities followed suit. we discuss the pros and cons of facial recognition with terrorism and security expert david low, and also former u. s. police officer. don't like it. so there's a great saying in law enforcement that when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. and all this does, it may have the great grand scheme idea of you're going after some very serious offences like child sex trafficking, are missing persons or terrorist activity. but i don't care who says what, it'll always be used down your lowest common denominator, which is your citizen, and it will be abused like crazy. you're then actively putting a tool in the police's hands to look for crimes proactively in the wrong way. i think this is just, this is a door that's going to be open for some very abuse of authority. i don't think it's a good idea and it should have put police in the mindset of that everybody's a criminal is good news. you're being criminals and terrorists,
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a terrorist threat both in europe. i know north america since we'll have enough gummy. so if you did look out, i mean i'm talking about dealing with serious organized trauma trafficking. i'm not about dealing with cs trafficking, those type of fences and terrorism. and i think the point that was made, but you know, it's only allowing like counterterrorism agencies, policing agencies in the u. k will be like the national con, you know, a b agency. those things you wouldn't giving to have any police force. it was like when we were in the european union, michigan information system, which was a database that wasn't available. so every police force in the u. k. there was only to certain offices and the pounds. i just happens and all of them in the united states were worry, abuse. we just abuse. so if it was, if it was utilized and executed for what it was written up more than a 100 percent of the oversight was proper on it. that i think would be
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a great tool. i think that but we just, we always take something that's that's meant to be some way and, and we just, we water it down and we abuse it. it's about giving who has access. i was the day to store and also destroying data. hancock left radley the trash intelligence element on it's making sure those safeguards in place. and that's why i said, you need judicial scrutiny. what's to make it say that it doesn't go all the way down to again, the lowest common denominator, which is the citizen and a detective, or a st. cops shriek up as a bad day. and he wants to go through all the backlog of your activity for last 6 months and charge you for a crime that you committed. 34 months ago. poland on a collision course with brussels. it's after warsaw as top court rule that some european union laws clash with the concrete constitution. and the timing is making the issue even were acute as pullin is currently seeking billions of euro and you recovery funds. peter, all of our picks up the story for us. there are shots fired in that confrontation
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between warsaw and brussels and the constitutional tribunal. poland talk court is basically said that the polish constitution has precedence over you law in the country. the primacy of constitutional law or over other sources of law, results directly from the constitution of the republic of poland. this has been clearly confirmed by the constitutional tribunal. it's very important to point out the polish prime minister material more of it. he says, this isn't a sign that poland is about to try and leave the european union. in fact, he says his country has no intention of doing just that. but we are hearing again things that sound like breaks at room breaks at a cost to do it. hasn't gone anywhere yet. well, now we're hearing about polk sits. doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it is what it is. in fact, here in germany, the press is full. this morning of talk about this being a legal polk said that poland has essentially, by making this ruling tried to pull itself out of the legal frameworks of the
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european union and france deeply unhappy as well. we've heard a condemnation from paris. the european commission has said that they have serious concerns about this ruling from the courts, while other e. u officials are clearly far from happy at this move. the verdicts in poland cannot remain without consequences. the primacy of you law must be undisputed violating it means challenging. one of the founding principles of our union ease states must not stand by idly, when the rule of law continues to be dismantled by the polish government. neither can the european commission or money can't finance governments which mock and the gates are jointly agreed rules or this. it could be a go a different way though, could be because these rulings from the courts only become law when they're published by the polish government. now, what could happen is the could take this ruling from the constitutional tribunal and go, we'll pop that in a drawer for now, and maybe we'll look at it
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a little later because what you have at the moment is a situation whereby poland isn't getting tens of billions from the european union in covey recovery money, poland can look at other member states. we've already received their cash. you're already spending their cash, and wondering well what, how we going to make sure we get out? so we may well see this ruling from the court used as some type of bargaining chip to try and find a rapprochement between warsaw and brussels. but it certainly doesn't look good at the moment in some of the concern that's been shown from the european side. certainly justified, as poland says, essentially the rules in its country supercede those of the european union the nobel committee has announce the winners of this year as peace prize. it's going to 2 journalists, a filipino and a russian for promoting freedom of expression ortiz. dimitri polk can tell us more . well, in the run up to this kind of for this nomination,
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everybody was excited and curious to see who would be this, who would win this year's nobel peace prize. because in the past, it's always been a controversial matter with a lot of very controversial nominations throughout the years. over this years, decision also turned out to be well quite unexpected than our region. noble committee decided to split the award among 2 journalists for their contributions to safeguarding freedom of expression. the 1st journalist is maria reza of the philippines. she is the co founder of raptor or digital media company for investigative journalism in the philippines. according to the nobel committee, her work focused critical attention on to charities regime and controversial murderers anti drug campaign, among other things. now the 2nd journalist to who to win the nobel peace prize is the russian journalist, dimitri murat of he is actually the 1st russian citizen to ever receive the peace, the peace prize. because before that, only 2 people from the ussr had ever received it. a scientists and human rights advocate and they soccer of and the former president of u. s. sar michael gorbachev. now to meet him,
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what out of is one of the founders and the current editor in chief of the independent newspaper? nobody has ever literally the new gazette, and since it's start up in 1993, it has published critical articles on subjects ranging from corruption to police violence to war. and since the newspapers start, 6 of its journalists have actually been killed, including an appellate cosca, who was killed almost 15 years ago to the day who she wrote revealing articles on the war in chechnya. now while 6 men were jailed for her murder, it is still unclear who exactly ordered that killing. however, the decision to give murat of the prize is kind of said to be controversial within russian liberal opposition circles, especially because many of them hoped that the jail to look sane of volley would received it. however, the kremlin has congratulated murat of on his achievements and mark that he is a talented man who has held on his ideals for several decades. all at this point, however, more out of himself has said that he does not see a liked the prize is his accomplishment. he feels that is the accomplishment of his
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staff and especially the people who lost their lives working for him. he has said that the money that comes with the prize will be given to children's charity foundation. turkey has joined algeria in lashing eyes at the french president after a manual micron suggested there was no algeria nation before. a french colonial rule, unquiet, branded mccullin's words, a populous move ahead of next year's presidential election and france. turkey and algeria are not part of an expanding list of nations currently at loggerheads with partis of charlotte davinsky reports. france isn't having the easiest of times. it seems to be handling on multiple fronts internationally and was that it's waging offer some foibles take. i'll g re a frances form, a colony. it's resisting president mack ones attempt to draw the line and it has an ax to grind.
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that didn't go down well and then to add insult to injury. my home blamed hatred towards france. young algerians on the political military system which had rewritten, history based on lies even questioned. what is l g ria? was there in algeria nation before french colonization? that's the question. i'll jury opposed. 1900. 62 is built on a memorial rent that declares france is the whole problem. hugh, a recall done baset debt, while algeria also plays it as space, see the french military notes. colonial presses are not to welcome the country, essentially set this amnesia which pushes the process official relations with some of our countries into unfortunate crisis situations should be resolved through unconditional mutual respect. that's not the only trouble facing france. in
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africa. marley has a summons. the french ambassador for split nations exterior, as chronic seeks to withdraw its troops, he can still think that he can hold the fort by saber rattling. but if you're near the left hand to button, the situation arising from the end of operation back on puts molly in a fait accompli bundling those mid flight to a said thank. and it forces us to explore alternatives and means to better ensure our security ominously or with other partners. and then there is this whole my t castro feel there was no way that we could have taken this decision without it having and
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causing deep disappointment. and hood to, to france this, this, there's no way we could have avoided that if it wasn't bad enough, that a strange country which ranks a few more than several runs below france and military strength shocked it all for a rendezvous with the u. s. it also invited the briggs buck and he is alone for the jolly, the french what serious and found themselves crying out. which brings us to the u. k. my horn has often been compared to napoleon the will he get caught in the nets. of is very own waterloo, francis, so incense over the u. k. 's refusal to let explanation troll they catch in british waters. it's even threatening to cut the country's electricity supply. surely it
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would make more sense to just pass on the increasing costs of energy to the bricks, making them pay double, but no mcenroe government is forcing a battle of wills who will blink 1st. all of this comes as a friendship president is set to face his stay 1st competition to date. as the presidential election hurtles closer, many and suggesting the only person who blow a hole in makins hopes is well himself trans has lost its position for some time already. i would say, since the end of, as president transit is lost, its position on the global stage of france has decided to follow the steps to the united states and nato. and we've seen the catastrophe of that in afghanistan and iraq in extreme savio. now we've seen that france is totally lost. it macro is just living on the orals at france just to have and i was just finding out that this
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power that france started had, he just doesn't have it. he's not the only one. he's just the one which is a he is the president wishes exposing this to the public that france is no longer the power. it used to think it was one of the busiest roads in britain was brought to a grinding halt. yet again, today in the latest protest by climate activist group insulate britain, it states that a number of similar stumps over the past number of weeks and it's been to force the government to think more green. but it's causing many motorists to see red. now. shoddy, edwards dusty reports. okay, behind me is in see late britain, as you can see, they are located in the road here in central london that project, their aim, their mission is environmental action. they want the government to hear that open message that calls the as much disruption as possible, trying to back up the roads of central london. what they want is the government to
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pledge to record it and insulate all kinds properly and to make them more energy efficient by 2030, something they're asking, the government to advertise immediately is led to the whole into the u. k. is, is what along the fruit really to the government? it's one of the 1st and easy things to be doing. so we're in a serious, desperate, desperate situation. so the government needs to act and now we got very high fuel prices. so maybe we're going to have more than 2400000 households and fewer probably within a couple of months, maybe we'll have more than a and a half 1000 pension is going in our country this winter. i don't know. i totally understand people's anger. i can sit by while pension is a dying that i have enough money. certainly. all the other methods petitions, march is appealing letters to n p equals bill. all of these things, nothing, no action and we are 2 different today. nobody wants to picking the road in district
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. good people getting on there a way nobody wants to do that with doing it with tax should be something. it's total con it already, and they very just been here for a few minutes. it comes despite the government taking a fresh injunction just last week, banning empty lake members from abstracting the roads obstructing the traffic, particularly on the low to a is an a road in and around london as well. and people in and around this round about are incredibly angry. you're not letting bosses cause is wanting bus cities only function with public transport. you call block public crowd, because i'm a somebody doing it. he's going to be late as a bomb angry. i'm just going to deal with, well, it seems as though insulate personally don't have the public on side. they also
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don't have the politicians on side either or is johnson just a few days ago, labeled these protest as, as irresponsible and impossible cross. these are the tensions right here are quite high indeed. as a huge please, your presence. i haven't yet arrested anybody, but that's only a matter of time until they change their minds. ah, with we've been here for around an hour or so, and there's been at least a dozen arrests, but they're still around a dozen protest is they have literally glued themselves to the rose. i've spoken to a few people that have now being arrested one woman who was arrested 9 times, so she's prepared to go to prison for this.

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