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ah, join us in the depths ah, or remain in the shallows. ah, ah rushes 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 orchard 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 a terrorist. and a former researcher at google accuses the tech giant of using racist algorithms.
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she revealed it all to ortiz going underground. there's lots of a sudden, i think, chloride, a lot of an e p i that cell automate. now automated facial mass is tools and ah, bring you all your latest news stories. this is our t international. i'm your host donald quarter. welcome to the program. now we start off with a developing story. this, our, a massive blast has completely destroyed a number of homes in air, shire county, and south west scotland. number of locals on the housing estate reported their homes shaking and the explosion, no casualties have been reported so far and emergency services are currently working at the scene. so we'll keep you updated on this story. as we get more details, rushes, pulling the plug on its permanent net miss to nato. the suspension of its
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operations is set to take place in 2 weeks and it comes in response to the alliance . recently, kicking out a number of russian diplomats for alleged espionage, nato has since said its opened dialogue, but its policy towards russia won't change, and the alliance will respond to aggression. ortiz roman, closer off, has more russian foreign minister may the announcement on monday saying that says, starting on november 1st, 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, a native member states in moscow chosen by the alliance, can perform similar functions here in russia. so this guns, just 2 weeks after nato announced that it would expel 8 russian diplomats for a legit undisclosed espionage at its brussels headquarters. and that should be in
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effect on the 1st of november as well. well, according to the russian foreign ministry, it became yet another move on nato's 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, put a chill, 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 nicer had a sincere interest to normalizing relations with russia, so as to de escalate attentions on the european continent with 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, i were of added that the nato information bureau and moscow will also be shut down as a result. while meanwhile, the nato international secretary, it has already been notified and the russian foreign ministry statement added that
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it is not expecting any shift in relationship with nato in the near future. independent journalists, lucre of a believes nato wants to show its strength and that that won't be a good thing if the situation worsens to snatch a new cold war. it is not the end of the relations that are all to channels, campuses, for example. so they can still continue talking and they will, but of course russia needed to show its displeasure at the fact that diplomats are cold intelligence officers. and 8 of them are pushed out. okay, this is, you know, the normal difficult relations between the alliance and russia. but um, something more important is that on nato has been very unpleasant in its declarations for several years now. and i would say that if the situation is degrading, it's mainly due to nato. why? because nato art is looking for something to do since the war. so factors
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disappeared in that ninety's and the soviet union is disappeared. oh, there is no actual reason for nato and the north atlantic defense to be there. so on the even day went to afghanistan to iraq, to train forces that still at the limits of the territory that they cover. but now they, there were speaking recently of indo pacific activities fund. eto ross has taken a major step forward and readying the nord stream to pipeline to pump 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, 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 and record breaking levels. much of the media has pointed the finger at russia for that despite moscow honoring its gas contract and
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promising to boost supply ortiz charlotte davinsky takes up the story. well, more concern here 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, 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 figured doesn't include pensioners. it doesn't include students and it doesn't include the unemployed to the actual figure is far higher than that. and
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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 there's just like this recent front cover in 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 angler merkel who is not somebody known to min. so ads says the script kiner to my knowledge. there are noses where russia has said we will deliver it to you, especially not with regard to the pipeline in ukraine. russia can only deliver gas
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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 in doing 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 were some, unless you say, you know, this is nothing to do with russia. this is all a problem that has been made by the you 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 you along to him con trucks to reduce its dependence of russian gas. that by increasing price volatility and feeding the current crisis, or that decision has seen companies having to via the 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
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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 at russia and 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 union o'neill spoke to journalist and author, thomas foss, bender, who believes it's mostly the media playing this blame game against russia. this part offer of you can all already say it vendettas and to russian vendetta that has
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been going on building up in there among germans, 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, l. n g at ample a volumes. now they are throwing the lean 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 u. s. suppliers with more el and gee, we heard as well. tell us the e u. labor commissioner warning of energy, poverty align 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,
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it is still going to get worse. because the situation as such is absolutely serious for 2 reasons. um, word economy did not expect the year to pick up speed as soon as it, as it does after the corona crisis, plus european guest suppliers or bias of russian and other guests of volumes did not expect or did not feel up after the cold winter did not fill up their reserves, probably they expected a 2nd after a rather luggage corona year, where doesn't which stream to come into that. here we have the observed situation that people her, that her european con, guessed consumers suffer under high gas prices. that we have an additional vault 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
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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 word observer that we have this addition of an actually rushes is filling the gas pipeline with guess physical, the paper with gas for the 1st time right now. so if, if of course, western governments, german government would ease the licensing process, now this could be online, available for consumers in a couple of months or a week, weeks, or months. but she had a geopolitical interest of fighting against that. after being tortured and held captive for 17 years to 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
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more gazda of explains, mohammed rabbani is one of one. tottenham obeys longest serving inmates 17 years and one month he has been locked up in git mo, by all accounts, innocent, never charged with any terror related offenses. never bore to trial. once a taxi driver, his crime was that he was in the wrong place. at the wrong time, on september the 10th 2000 t, pakistani authorities arrested 2 individuals believe to be has ankle and his driver outside the apartment complex by september, the 11th 2002. it was determined that an individual named mohammed, ark mat, glamour, bonnie or sinners, abu bader, and his driver were arrested and not ass and go. the awful irony here is that the real her son gold bin laden's messengers, he's known who rabbani was mistaken for was captured and handed over to the cia in
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2004. he was later released in 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 presidents 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, 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 and atoria see i jail in afghanistan where terrible things were done to inmates to extract confessions, raw body was allegedly identified as the man mentioned in several cia torture memos
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who was hung by his wrists in arm chains. and who attempted to amputate his own hands to stop the pain being cleared for release may be a personal victory for him. but in practice, in bond on him 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, 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
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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 toward to the, the trauma, from long years of isolation, the stigma of being a guantanamo inmate will always stay with her body. as will memories of the war and terra's churning merciless military bureaucratic machine that he would upon realizing its mistake, took years to correct it. former us secretary of state colin powell has died at the age of 84, although he was fully vaccinated. pals immune system was weakened by cancer treatment and he died from complications from covered. his family said that in a statement, he was one of the most prominent figures in us politics for many years serving under multiple precedence throughout his long career, appointed secretary of state in 2001 powell became the 1st black person to serve in
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the post the 4 star army general also held the highest military position in the u. s. first, under george bush senior. there were of course controversial moments in his tenure at the forefront of american politics. perhaps most notably his 2003 address to the united nations. paul made the case for the us invasion of iraq holding up a vial of white powder to insinuate that the country had weapons of mass destruction. he was widely accused of telling the assembly, misleading tales and outright lies and all, and also of citing fabricated intelligence is survived by his wife and 3 children. former co leader of google's ethical a research team has accused the tech giant of rapid surveillance and of specifically targeting ethnic minorities. tim and gabriel, left google last year she says she was fired for writing an article, exposing racism in the tech giant's algorithms. google though insist that she herself resigned. gabriel spoke to our team going underground and were airing that
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full interview throughout the day. but here's just a small part of it. what is on this vehicle? it? there's lots of a sudden i think, call right a lot of of a p eyes that sell automate. 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 admission. yeah. yeah. 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 at the 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
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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 and the underlying technology of large language. did 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? you can see that the grammar is not quite right. you can see that something is wrong with these last language models. you can have something that sounds so fluent and coherent and it's completely wrong. so you only with these companies and why would these companies visiting? there's no malice, there is 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
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these areas? so i went in, i would disagree that there is no malice, these large language models 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 to what we talked about as being environmental, racism, that people who benefit from large language models are not the people who are paying the cost with still to come on r t, out of tune with the facts. a german singer who alleged he was the victim of anti semitic abuse, has his much discussed claims, challenged by c c t. v footage. all that in detail after this short break. ah ah
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ah ah, welcome back to the program. 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 footage has raised doubts on whether the much disgust claims are true. ortiz peter oliver reports. this all started back on the 4th of october when musician and sometime after jill of sorry, i tried 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 roof david did he had hanging around his neck? we know about this because after the incident in question mister far, you went outside, took a video on his phone,
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in which he relate an impassioned version of the events. from his viewpoint. you 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 watched the video that mr. afar posted on social media. in fact, the night after he did that, there was 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 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
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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. so we can tell a certain one way or the other, whether mr. far is claims that somebody had said, put your star away. what we can't confirm, not at all. what we can see or can't see from the video is it certainly doesn't appear that mr. afar is visibly wearing the star of david. now mr. farm has said that since when showing this video that the, the star may have 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
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police in leipzig though have said that they have what they're calling serious concerns about the version of events that were originally presented to them. we have seen is one of the hotel stuff file, a defamation case of their own against mr. far even, but they still are a big investigation. they said this is a huge story here in germany. huge investigation going on to try and get to the bottom of exactly what happened on the 4th of october. some of the biggest joint military drills in recent years have kicked off in the republic of to j. stan, they're part of this year's planned exercises by the collective security treaty organization. the location for the drills on the project. afghan border was no coincidence with the region still. tenants in light of recent events and ghana stem reporting from the scene here is r t z cruz donna, some 4000 troops, 500 military vehicles and 6 nations all participating in day one of what expected
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to become. one of the most impressive and large scale military drills taking place here in the steps of a country that is sharing a more than a 1000 kilometer long border with afghanistan. tajikistan is a former soviet republic, now operating under the umbrella of the collective security treaty organization, a russia lead military alliance. the war games there will span out over the course of the week. ahead. and while the 1st day has been quiet, there's plenty of action to come. certainly, judging by previous drills, the location for the games. just 8 kilometers away from the border with
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a canister is not a coincidence. when the taliban grabbed power in cobble things got tense on this side of the border. when islamic states started to take advantage of the power vacuum, it got even more serious generals do not shy away from openly saying who the show is for. which in your midst this location for the drills has been chosen according to the practical tasks, the armies have to do. we choose with several rules in mind. firstly, we go by the logic, the more you sweat and peace, the less you bleeding was creating realistic conditions on drills helps armies to prepare for the real action. the real sites under the real conditions. it's a situation that is going to need some heavy duty will gaming and sure enough, over the next few days, pretty much all you'll hear here is the sound of every kind of gunfire imaginable. i'm a gosh darn was informed to duke, his son archie. i can find more details on all those stories we just shared with
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you right there on our website, r t dot com or by following us on twitter or any other social media platform. we'll be back with more in just about 30 minutes. so stay tuned. ah, with back digest financial survival guide. when customers go buy,
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you reduce the price didn't help. well, reduce a lower that's under cutting, but what's good for food market is not good for the global economy. with ah, a tooth . i imagine retents in you're watching a special edition of going underground. it's 10 years since dnc supporter and then
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chairman of google, eric schmidt went to see julian assange of wiki leaks. carnegie awaiting next week's court hearing in his long battle for freedom. you can watch our interview with jolena. sondra is radically different perspective on technology compared with google on our youtube channel. now dr. tim need to get through a former google employee, an expert in artificial intelligence who spoke out against a bias has been calling the stronger whistle, blew a protection against us oligarch run big tech companies. she joins me now from california to me. thank you so much for coming on. i think we all have you to thank for certain features on our i pads on google st. you. if we use that. i mean, it's a yeah we, you affected all our lives in a way. what is ethical? a i presumably different to the squid game, i haven't seen all of that series, but presumably everybody's talking about what is africa ethical ai is, i consider it to be a field that tries to ensure that well we work.

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