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[000:00:00;00] ah, ah, russia set to suspend its permanent mission to nato from next month. the move. so direct response to the military alliance recently, kicking out 8 russian diplomats ready for action. russia fills one section of the north stream to gas pipeline with natural gas and awaits the green light from regulators to start supplying europe. that's as the commissioner warns energy, poverty throughout the continent is on the rise, tortured and jailed for 17 years without trial. we explore the case of a pakistani national, who still in guantanamo bay, despite being cleared for release after it emerged he'd been mistaken for
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a terrorist. and a former researcher at google accused, as the tech giant of using racist algorithms, she revealed all to ortiz going underground. there's lots of a sudden, i think, all right, a lot of as a p i that self automate out. automated shell. that's is the tools ah, bring you all your latest news stories. this is our to international. i'm your host donald quarter. welcome to the program. now, russia's pulling the plug on its permanent mission to nato. the complete suspension of its operations set to take place in 2 weeks is in response to the alliance, kicking out a number of russian diplomats for elected spying. ortiz, roman closer, has more russian foreign minister made the announcement on monday, saying that says, starting on november. first,
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moscow will completely suspend the operations of its mission to nato, and from now on any emergency communications between the u. s. lead block and russia will be done through the russian embassy in belgium, while an ambassador, alpha, nate of member states in moscow chosen by the alliance, can perform similar functions here in russia. so this cons, just 2 weeks after nato announced that it would expel a russian diplomats for a legit undisclosed espionage at its brussels headquarters. and that should be in effect on the 1st of november as well. well, according to the russian foreign ministry, it became yet another move on naples behalf to use the so called russian threats as a unifying factor for the alliance. and another reason to remain in international demand is here from the russian foreign minister. newkirk will will use new, but it
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u. 0. explanation was given for the expulsions. and the few days before the announcements we met with mister stoughton bug in new york. he stressed that nature had a sincere interest to normalizing relations with russia, so as to de escalate tensions on the european continent cuz we weren't particularly surprised by the decision. what is it all confirms that nato is uninterested in equal dialogue or joint work? sir dale our of added that the nato information bureau and moscow will also be shut down as a result. why? meanwhile, the nato international secretary has already been notified and the russian foreign ministry statement added that, sir. it is not expecting any shift in relationship with nato in the near future. independent journalist lucrative a believes channels of communication between russia and nato, will remain open. all nato signed to, to show for us to show that they are, you know, that the tough guys come in and this is no good. oh, thank god,
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what's important in that is that the relation between mr. putting in bitin as improved much at the geneva meeting and data that his boss needs to be followed. the fact that negotiations have stopped again on, on nuclear armament on, on major issues between united states, between super passed between america and on russia. and doc, that is to be followed and there, there seems to be a dialogue open, which is this is part of the diplomatic bali, you know, on one that our problems issues of course they did the core issues are really the crimea issue. i mean, there was ga us since 2014 the relation stuff ethan being not frozen, but have diminished loc between russia and nato, which switch with normal rough has taken a major step forward and readying the nord stream to pipeline,
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to pumped natural gas to millions of european homes, the 1st of 2 sections has now been filled to the required level of pressure. and work is currently underway to fill the rest of the network with links to with which links russia to germany via the baltic sea. the pipeline still needs final approval from german regulators. it comes to europe is gripped by an energy crisis with gas prices recently at record breaking levels. much of the media has pointed the finger at russia for that despite moscow honoring its gas contracts, and promising to boost supply ortiz charlotte davinsky takes up the story. well, more concern, hey, in the you over a possible winter crisis because of this increasing cost in energy, particularly gas so much so that the ease own labor commissioner is warning that this winter, many more people could be pushed into fuel poverty. there are already millions of people suffering from energy poverty,
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and that number could increase the commission could help e u. countries to limit the effects of the current high energy prices on people. but it was primarily up to national governments take action already. we understand that around 2700000 households across the block are facing difficulties in reasonably heating that home. and those are individuals who are in jobs at the moment. that figure doesn't include pensioners, it doesn't include students and it doesn't include the unemployed. so the actual figure is far higher than that. and while some e member states have already taken measures to try and shield the most vulnerable form, these price increases. other politicians are rather looking to point the blame elsewhere . and the finger is wagging towards russia with many saying that russia is responsible for this crisis that been countless. i'd magazine articles, debates on tv and radio, and even front covers all suggesting this just like this recent front cover in
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germany on the focus magazine are which says that putin, his cast off energy to germany, that a, he's waging a war and he's raising the prices using gas as a weapon? well, that has baffled some in germany, including the countries outgoing chancellor anglo merkel. who is not somebody known to men, so words sized the skiff kiner to my knowledge. there are noses. russia has said we will deliver it to you, especially not with regard to the pipeline in ukraine. russia can only deliver gas on the basis of contractual obligations. and not just only like that was at the moment, russia supplies around 50 percent of the use gas. and during the pandemic that did taper off a little bit. but when it said that the supplies are back to normal at the moment, and there was some, unless you say, you know, this is nothing to do with russia. this is all a problem that has been made by the
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e. u itself until a few years ago. the european energy market was very stable, characterized by 10 to 15 year gas contracts with russia. but then brussels wanted to introduce more flexibility with fuel along to him con trucks to reduce its dependence, russian got there by increasing price volatility and feeding the current crisis. or that decision has seen companies having to, via for gas on the open market, meaning that they've been in competition with other markets such as the asian market. and it's just not that that some see is the problem. others have pointed the idea towards the fact that the e u is pushing too fast, too hard to move to green energy sources at the same time. it's not done enough to get those sources working while it's been aggressively shutting down gas fields domestically. and it's been taxing heavily carbon fueled power station, all of which, which is contributed to this issue. so possibly not as sexy is pointing the blame
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at russia in saying that president putin is waging a war on europe. but it does seem as if that is the reality of many of the problems that europe is facing ahead of this possible winter of discontent. earlier my colleague unit o'neill spoke to journalist and author, thomas fast vendor who believes it's mostly the media playing the blame game against russia. this part offer of you can all already say it vendettas and to russian vendetta that has been going on building up in german, certain german media over the past 2 years. and there it is really bordering on the observed because the same media who are for years maintained the position that we don't need a 2nd pipeline north stream under the board, dixie, we don't need any more ration guess the u. s. will supply us with their freaking guests,
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l. n g at ample volumes. now they are throwing the lane game at russia, and they're really being offended. why doesn't russia, why doesn't gas from supply us with more gas? so that's why i say it's, it's sort of absurd here. instead of asking why doesn't the us suppliers with more el and gee, we heard as well. tell us the e, you labor commissioner warning of energy poverty, a line that we're hearing quite a bit recently. and because of an already difficult situation for millions of people at high prices is the worst yet to come. in your opinion, it is still going to get worse. because the situation as such is absolutely serious for 2 reasons. um, the word economy did not expect the it to pick up speed as soon as it, as it does after the corona crisis. plus you repeat, guess suppliers or bias of russian and other guests of volumes did not expect. i did not feel up after the cold winter did not fill up their reserved probably. they expected a 2nd after
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a rather luggage corona year. where doesn't which trim to come into that? here we have the observed situation that people are that european con guest consumers suffer under high gas prices. that we have an additional volume of 55000000000 cubic meters per year, which is physically installed. the licenses are not yet given for g. political reasons. there is a fight against giving the licenses, so there is a geopolitical lobby who fights against getting this additional volume on, on line. while at the same time, gast consumers, in europe, a mate victim, sir, have to suffer because of geopolitical interests of some of their governments. it is observed is 2nd time i use this would observe that we have this addition of actually rushes is filling the gas pipeline with guess physics, the pipeline with guest for the 1st time right now. so if, if of course,
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western governments, german government would ease the licensing process, now this could be online, available for consumers in a couple of months, a week, weeks a month. but she, a geopolitical interests are fighting against that. after being tortured and held captive for 17 years, the pakistani national has finally been cleared for release from america's guantanamo bay. prison. however, being cleared doesn't actually mean he walks free and it's all happening despite washington admitting that he should have never been detained in the 1st place. as more gazda of explains, mohammed rabbani is one of want animal bays longest serving inmates 17 years and one month he has been locked up in, get mo, by all accounts, innocent, never charged with any terror related offences. never bored to trial. once a taxi driver, his crime was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. on september,
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the 10th 2000 t pakistani authorities arrested to individuals believe to be hassan, go and his driver outside the apartment complex by september, the 11th 2002, it was determined that an individual named mohammed arc met glamour, bonnie or sinners, abu bader, and his driver were arrested and not ass and ghoul. the awful irony here is that the real hus on gold bin laden's messengers, he's known who rabbani was mistaken for was captured and handed over to the cia in 2004. he was later released and 2007 went back to his old ways and was killed in a drone strike. and still mohammed rabbi the is serving someone else's time in guantanamo the years. and the president came and went. they admitted that the arrest was a case of mistaken identity, and yet he is still there. guantanamo is all about lies,
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hypocrisy and broken promises. they promised me that they might let me out for a review of my detention, but that came to nothing. you can almost track his tragedy in released cia and pentagon documents. he was initially tortured at the sole pit. at atoria cia jail in afghanistan were terrible things were done to inmates to extract confessions. robert, he was allegedly identified as the man mentioned in several cia torture memos who was hung by his wrists in arn chains and who attempted to amputate his own hands to stop. the pain being cleared for released may be a personal victory for him. but in practice, in bond on them obey, that doesn't mean anything. one of my clients, homes, hotel california, it me, you can check out, but you can never leave for men are still there though they were cleared over 10 years ago. but at least we're now going to be arguing about when he should go home,
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rather than whether what little joy and hope there is to be had. this is knowing that he has a son waiting for him. a son who was born after his arrest and about whom he only found out when the boy was 6 years old. just imagine life would be like for your family without your father. just imagine what it would be like if your father was at guantanamo, how could they ruin 20 years of someone's life? there is no way of knowing when the e for a body will be released and what he will make of a world of a life that he was deprived of by mistake. the scars from talk to the, the trauma from long is of isolation. the stigma of being a guantanamo inmates will always stay with her body as will memories of the war and terrors, churning merciless military bureaucratic machine that he would upon realizing its
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mistake to p is to correct it. former us secretary of state colin powell has died at the age of 84, although he was fully vaccinated. powell died from reported complications from cove . it was one of the most prominent figures in the you in us politics for many years serving under multiple presidents throughout his long career, appointed secretary of state in 2001 pallet became the 1st black person to serve in that post the 4 star army general also held the highest military position in the u . s. under 1st, under george bush senior. there were controversial moments in his tenure at the forefront of american political life as well. perhaps most notably his 2003 address to the united nations pol, made the case for the u. s. invasion of iraq holding up a vile of white powder to insinuate that the country had weapons of mass destruction. he was widely accused of telling the assembly, misleading, or outright lies,
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and of citing fabricated intelligence. he is survived by his wife and 3 children a former co leader of google's ethical a. i research team has accused the tech giant of ramp and surveillance, and of specifically targeting ethnic minorities 10 mit gab brew left google. last year she says that she was fired for writing an article, exposing racism in the tech giant's algorithms. google, vo insists that she had resigned. deborah spoke to ortiz going underground program and were airing the full interview throughout the day. here's just a bit of that. what is on that vehicle? it? there's lots of a sudden it call right? a lot of of a p eyes that sell automatic automated facial nest is tools we showed that they were much there. they had much higher error rates for darker skinned women than lighter skinned men. this is referred to as ignition. yeah, yeah,
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and that's spurred a lot of movement because a lot of people have been worried about surveillance related technology anyway. so that spurred a lot of movement to ban some of these, they use of some of these technologies by law enforcement because they're mostly used to surveil a lot of marginalized communities. and so for me, that's unethical. a palestinian, he wrote good morning on facebook and it was translated to attack them. and people didn't even see the initial didn't check to see what he initially wrote. they wrote, they saw the translation and they arrested him. so this was a google translate era. this was, this was a facebook translate after that, the underlying technology of large language. they all use large language model. so what we were saying was sometimes when you have machine translation, you get these cues when you have, when, when you have errors, right?
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you can see that the grammar is not quite right. you can see that something is wrong with these large language models. you can have something that sounds so fluent and coherent, and it's completely wrong. so you are a with these companies. but why would these companies visiting? there's no malice there. there's a mistake in the algorithm. and in the, in the software engineering, why would they seek to minimize the publicity given to papers that showed these areas so that they could, you know, i went in, i would disagree that there is no malice, these large language models cuz fume a lot of compute only the people with these kinds of huge compute powers are going to be able to use these large language models. and that leads what to what we talked about as being environmental, racism, that people who benefit from large language models are not the people who are
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paying the cost. me still to come on r t, out of tune with the facts. a german singer who alleged he was the victim of an anti semitic abuse. has his much discussed claims challenged by cctv footage. all that detail after the short break blue ah, ah, is you'll media reflection of reality in the world transformed? what will make you feel safer? ice elation, whole community. are you going the right way? where are you being led somewhere? direct. what is true?
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was his faith in the world corrupted. you need to descend. ah, so join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. join me every thursday on the alex salmon. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess with the world of politics, sport, business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. oh, we'll come back to the program. now a story of alleged anti semitism in germany has gripped the country. it's after a singer claimed he was asked to put away his star of david necklace in order to check into a hotel. however, newly released security video has raised doubts on whether the much discussed
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claims are true. ortiz peter oliver reports this all started back on the 4th of october with musician. and sometime after jill of, sorry, i'm trying to check into the hilton hotel in the german city of leipzig. no, he says he was told he couldn't get into the hotel. he couldn't check in. and he had to put away a star of david that he had hanging around his neck. we know about this because after the incident in question mister afar and went outside, took a video on his phone in which he relate an impassioned version of the events from his viewpoint. see him money. i'm standing here with my chain than someone shout putting a star david away. he says if i put it away, i can check in. i can't emphasize just how big the story was in the media here in germany. we saw well over 3400000 people, watch the video that mr. far, you posted on social media. in fact, the night after he did that, there was
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a protest outside of the hotel. hundreds of people coming out to say no to anti semitism. we even had the german foreign minister, high co must give his view on the incident. i am stunned by the anti semitic insult that jill of foreign had to endure. many jews are exposed to this anti semitism every day in our country. leipzig is not an isolated case. on the 12th of october mister afar, him filed a criminal complaint over the incident in leipzig with police in munich. now, fast forward to the weekend, just gone and the press here in germany have gotten a hold of c. c t v footage from just outside of the hotel as well as in the hotel lobby. and it's clear certainly from the lobby footage that there is an altercation of some kind going on. there is no sound to the video that is being seen. and so we can't tell for certain one way or the other,
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whether mr. far eons claims that somebody had said, put your star away where we can't confirm that at all. or what we can see or can't see from the video is it certainly doesn't appear that mr. afar. hm is visibly wearing the star of david. now mr. f i m has said that the since when shown this video that the, the star may of been under his shirt. he can't tell for sure, but he says he knows what he heard and has said that in no way did he lie to the police. the police in leipzig though, have said that they have what they're calling serious concerns about the version of events, though, originally presented to them or we have seen is one of the hotel staff file, a defamation case of their own against mr. a foreign but they still are a big investigation or they said, this is a huge story here in germany. huge investigation going on to try and get to the
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bottom of exactly what happened on the 4th of october. how sticking with the topic of covered in italy, health passes are now mandatory for all workers, sparking angry protests nationwide, including at the north eastern port of tryst. lease reported to resorted to water cannons to remove demonstrators who were blocking access to the shipping hub. to qualify for the new coven pass, you need to be vaccinated or have a negative p. c, r test or have recovered from the virus in the last 6 months. around 40 percent of the workers at the port currently don't have the pass without it. they face being suspended without pay. now with 85 percent of italians over age 12, having received one dose of the vaccine, there are still 3000000 unvaccinated employees at risk of being denied work. some industries are harder hit than others over a quarter of truck drivers, careers and warehouse workers reportedly don't qualify for the health pass. the
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impact looks set to be gradual with workers only suspected suspended if they've turned up at work 5 times without the pass. the gradual introduction hasn't done much to calm critics, though. the thousands who descended on milan were met by a heavy police presence and in rome last weekend. arrests were made due to violence, reportedly stirred. by the far right, italy's president slammed the scenes saying it's putting the country's economic recovery in jeopardy. now we go live now to history professor and fellow at the hamburg institute for advanced studies. paolo bernardine paulo, thanks a lot for joining us on the program. the 1st question i have for you these protests, i mean, they've been turning increasingly violent up. how bad do you think this could all get? well, i am obviously against the violence in any form or human the station as a scholar, as a classical liberal. at the same time i can say, wow,
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is really, really bad situation. contrast for one reason to asked is a major porter is coming for a long, decayed long crisis. now, by the way, i'm talking to you from hamburger and hamburg. major company just bought the portal to ask a ministering he's taking care of the bottle to ask them, and i must say, wow, they are property right in the protest. for one reason the bumper 3 has to receive so major. so meaning truck drivers, trucks coming from the east and in italy, we don't recognize the validity of this put in the co vaccine. and some of these a truck driver. so come a long way from russia carrying goods from washington, all these to you will some of them simply don't like to be vaccinated and want to
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leave at the same time. they need to assess the to carry the good someone to, to, to, to long off the good. so from the ships and carried them somewhere to work in europe . so i think are on the one, then i don't back out of the violence in any situation in any case and near the circumstance. at the same time, i do understand the parameters to because the part of to asked is really going out a long weekend long guys in the green pass is really creating progress to the sport is a major up starting back to be one of the major ports in your traffic, which is a major role that the portal to as well it's, it's very clear many people feel like this is an infringement on, on their rights correspond. how, where do you think the line is drawn? where do you think people during an unprecedented health crisis of course should simply accept measures?
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well i think that, well, if it is a case of violence, i mean, i guess my honors, i think it, but they are both track perfectly legitimized not to upset that those major i seen . first of all is clear from the figures that carving them is a really going out of his way is disappearing in italy is shrinking. the number of cases is definitely shrinking on by the way, the green pass is a costly thing because you have to go to under door process. it is not necessary only to ab is not enough to do communication from a pharmacy from a doctor that you would be maxi data that you passed from coffee to leave a comment from comedy or that you got this test. but you need to have a father certification online and to, to prove or either to print it out of these code or so people,
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clearly the government, things that people are not to be trusted. and so a c postal to vacation from a pharmacy is not enough and this is created is adding cost upon cost, and it is creating a major disturbance. so i think that people are path legitimized to refuse vaccination and i must say frankly, honesty that i am. i haven't been vaccinated. i. when i belong to a larger share with tanya palatial people over 50 and below 60, who decided not to be like seductive for several reasons. but i also think that the government should stop with this green pass policy and pretty much alike in what is happening in britain and then go back to the malady resolved all these procedures which are creating problems of cost of delaying and especially major

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