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well dares sinks ah, we dare to ask ah, patients in the u. k. are reportedly having to wait up to 50 hours for a bed and accidents and emergency wards. that's is, the pandemic puts fresh pressure on hospitals every step. the way that miss managed the crisis, aside from the vaccine roll or the re personnel of any faith in the car is government. german police war in the countries border with poland is at risk of collapse amid rising flows of migrants crossing into the e. u from bella groups. brussels is not moving to tackle the influx though, still relying on sanctions and refusing to even talk to him in u. s. social media giant facebook has to shell out millions of dollars in a discrimination case after giving preference to hiring foreigners over american.
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ah, it's 5 pm and a beautiful autumn evening and the russian capital. i'm your host donald quarter. welcome to our t international. now we start with breaking news from the united states where a navy base just north of washington has been put on lock down amid a bomb threat at around 9 am local time the base received a call about the explosive device located near or at one of the buildings there also been reports of an active shooter. the public's been asked to avoid the area with the facilities personnel requested to shelter in place, of course will bring you more details as they become available on that story. staff shortages, soaring cobit cases, and pressure on the national health service have all led to another crisis in the united kingdom. it's been reported that in parts of the country,
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patients are waiting for almost up to 50 hours to get a bed in accident and emergency units. in one case, a patient reportedly spent 47 hours in line at the royal preston hospital in northern england, while in the southern county of suffolk, a teenager with serious mental health problems waited for almost 48 hours in the emergency room. according to local media, the n a chest foundation trust for the area said the weight was due to a lack of specialist facilities. luc winchester, who had a relative, affected by the crisis, told us what happened in their case. they will get the 11 o'clock and his legs just wouldn't work and he fell out of bed. we didn't find him until 3 o'clock where my dad's so we're going to get cooler where he shouldn't heard from him. when we call for the ambulance, initially they said not to leave him. oh, in case the best spinal injury off or wait a couple of hours my, my dad sort of still trying to hurry them up a little bit. tried finding no, no,
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no. and again to off when sent you an estimate arrival the direct him. so 111, he would then took him back to 999 to and from there. eventually we spoke to a chappy, suggested how to move him back into his c and how to get him up. and we did that is improving, but he probably still require medical assistance, but insinuated to us that was not even a senior. they said, would you, would you like to cancel the ambulance on everything but the ambulance that day and at that point we took them at their value and said, yeah, okay, we'll cancel that and then soon we'll give him his dinner and get him into bed, et cetera, the course over the night, i stay the night make sure that overnight these conditions lessons and in the morning i school for another ambulance report say 91 percent of hospital beds were occupied in england as of last friday that says the number 4 people waiting for
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hospital treatment there hit a record high. according to the chest, almost 6000000 people were on waiting lists and the coming winter will only intensify the pressure. at the same time, britain's health secretary has admitted there aren't enough staff to operate the country's emergency telephone lines at 999111. the health minister added that a detailed plan of action is being put together and would be unveiled soon. but luke winchester is still not convinced every step of the way that mismanaged the crisis. aside from the vaccine rolled out, i don't re personnel any faith in the current government. and the people on the ground who are working really hard. like the paramedics, like the people answering the cause. they're not necessarily always getting given the clears information. you know, i thought he believed that when the person from 111 told us to talk 299-999-9111. i'm sure that they believe that's what
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you call it to do is real simple answer as to where i think they're going to fix it because their actions so far appear to be in a on tuesday, the u. k. registered the highest number of daily cove deaths since march, and the government extended its emergency powers related to the corona virus. for another 6 months, demonstrators including antibacterial took to the streets to protest this and other pandemic measures. german police have warned that the country's border with poland is at risk of collapse. i made a massive influx of migrants crossing over into the e u from neighboring belarus. for war on this, i'm now joined live by ortiz, europe. corresponding peter oliver. peter is the european union engaging in any kind of negotiations with ballers to try to resolve this well, not so much negotiations, but the european union certainly applying pressure on minsk and attempts to try and
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stop as it sees it. refugees moving from ad belarus over the border into poland and into the european union. here in germany, ministers of pulled absolutely no punches the german foreign minister, high co masses, outright accused alexander lucas shanker, the bell, russian president, old running an illegal migrant transport network. this one is in o'clock we in europe are being confronted with the fact that lucas suncoast using refugees is a tool to put pressure on the european nations. luca suncoast, nothing short of the head of a state. ron smuggling ring with arthur shift in new bill in untrue belarus. stay to organize directly. state supported smuggling activities are taking place. the regime and belarus is now considerably expanded. the list of countries from where people come and so without a visa, that's the form of hybrid threats. when migrants are being used as a political weapon, visa was right. well interior minister of germany hall say offer you just heard.
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there has also been in touch with his polish counts upon to try and coordinate joint border patrols between the 2 nations along the border between poland and fellow roost. now what we're also seeing is a deal between the european union and iraq of all places. now this is because a lot of the people who have been coming to shallow roofs and then trying to cross the border into the a, you have been coming on flights from baghdad. now what they've agreed there is that they'll be no more flights between iraq and minsk, at least until the end of the year. but what there is, while there is signs of deals, and that those cast mines back to 2015 and the, the migrant crisis that we saw, where around 1300000 people apply for asylum here in the european union. the deals that we've done then with them with turkey directly, it was turkey. that meant that a large majority of people who came to the travel through 1st this time around bo,
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doesn't look like there's any chance of a deal being done at the moment. any way between brussels and minced. in fact, what we've heard from alexander lucas shanker is that he doing. he says he's doing everything he can possibly to try and fight a legal migration, but says in return, all he gets his political pressure. your stifling us information only. you were doing it methodically and collectively. you are trying to destroy our economy and expect us to spend hundreds of millions of dollars protecting your cheer, political interests, like before. you must be crazy to think we will support you if you want us to help . you have to take steps in that direction rather than try to stifle us. it's hopeless. well, despite it might not being what anybody in brussels seems to wants at the moment. the only way to really sold out what's going on with regards to migrant entering the european union. crossing that folder from belarus into poland,
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maybe to work with minsk ortiz, peter oliver, reporting for berlin. thanks a lot for those updates. now us social media giant facebook is having to pay out $14000000.00 in a civil case over discrimination. it was accused of giving preference to hiring foreign workers over americans. facebook. he is not about the law and must comply with our nations federal civil rights laws, which prohibit discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices. attack giant gave certain positions mainly to temporary visa holders. prosecutors claim up to $2600.00 us workers lost out as a result, facebook was find almost $5000000.00 and is paying out more than $9000000.00 in compensation to victims of this lawsuit against the tech giant was filed last year by the u. s. justice department, back then, the term for the trump administration pushed the biggest tech companies to hire
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more americans for permanent positions instead of temporary foreign workers. legal analysts, jennifer breeden explained to us why facebook in particular adopted that policy ace book and some of these other companies will watch these immigrants. it's a way for a spot to save money while also preventing maybe lawsuits for unfair or discriminatory work practices. which in and of itself is discriminatory against actual united states citizens that we're applying for work and unable to get at the company like facebook, with a lot of money would be able, their, their high price attorneys, or be able to find a case that had merit less claims, but again, it's been brought by the department of justice itself, i think is very surprising of people. many people who see facebook or some of these social media platforms is an arm of a political party. so it's kind of being this distinction drawn between this, what we consider politicize, or a biden era department of justice,
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which should be friends with facebook. actually bringing a discrimination claim against, you know, this, this partner. so this story might be used by either the federal government, by the new situation, or by facebook to argue that see where we are different, you know, we, we, we, we, we can be held accountable up right above the law. when in reality, they've been working hand in hand for a long time and facebook has been acting as an arts of most and many political federal agencies in order to silence political opponents. b, u has awarded it's prestigious, so horror of prize for freedom of thought to russian opposition figure. i'll explain of all me. the accolade is given out annually by the european parliament to recognize perseverance for human rights. but to get more on this, i'm joined live by our corresponded charlotte to pinsky feather. charlotte, could you tell us a little bit more about this price?
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well that's why this is considered to be the use top human rights prize, but they're all concerns about how it's been used in recent years. we've heard now on wednesday that the to t 21 recipient is alexander in the van, the in opposition figure head in russia, who's currently serving jail time for reaching bail conditions. i just want to give you a bit of background on what's led to alexander valley, being in jail at the moment. i lost in august, he was on a flight on his way to moscow, where he fell ill. he was taken to a russian hospital and then later requested that he was moved to a facility in germany. i. he was moved to that facility in germany, and it was after he arrived there that they were allegations from the doctors that he had been poisoned with a substance known as nova shock. now at since then, we had accusations from goverlan start just germany, but also across europe,
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accusing the russian government of being behind that poisoning of alexander, no valley. alexey nev only, however, russian medical officials and officials at the hospital where he was treated in russia and say that ad there was no trace of the poison when he was being treated that following his treatment, he did return to russia. and as a result of breaching his rail conditions, he was sent to serve out time in prison and that's where he is currently as recipient of this top i human rights award from the european union parliament or charlotte, you mentioned that there are just a, just the beginning of your talk there, that there's been some concern about the prize being politicized. can you tell us a little bit more about that? yes, that's right. there has been concerned over the last few years. the european parliament is used this prize as a weapon in politics as such as this. it was an accusation that came from amy peas
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itself. and when you look at the list of individuals who have won the prize over the last few years, they just seemed to be a bit to the scene. when you add alexey nev only in to that a given that he has been calling for a change of government in russia. now last year 2020. the price was given to bello russian opposition ad that came at a time when the you seem to be encouraging protests in belarus, against at the president and the elected government. then in 2018, that prize was given to ukrainian film director who at the same time was being jailed for plotting terrorist crimes. and in 2017, it was given to the venezuelan opposition at a time when the e was at sanctioning as the government of president madura, now it was that particular recipient, the valid swain, the opposition at that provoked to lot of criticism from amy piece with some emmy
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piece from one group absolutely boycotting the ceremony that year, saying add that what the had done was to undermine dialogue in venezuela and had accused the european parliament of instrumental lising human rights. now the price is also been awarded to many politicians over the years, but some have since fallen foul of the you including ang, suki, in my and more. and as a result, she's been script of her rights of being part of the community of recipients. but with add this new news that alexi nev only is the new recipient of this price, there will be many thinking that that link, that line of the you politicizing this human rights prize is continuing. while, while it does seem a bitter one sided, of course archie charlotte rabinski, thanks a lot. now russia declares a non working week after the numbers of daily covered cases and deaths hid 8 and an
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all time high that story more after a short break. ah ah ah ah ah, is there now a dual system of justice many think so, for example,
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a former senior f b i of issue lied repeatedly to his bosses, but now is exonerated. but a former head of the national security council did not lie to be f, b i and his life was destroyed. where is the justice in that? ah ah, welcome back to the program. now germany is green party, widely expected to form. part of the next ruling coalition has accused russia of playing poker with gas. it's leader says moscow might try to blackmail that you by turning off the taps, so as to pressure the block into approving nord stream to russia's head back with a spate of similar allegations saying it's ready to deliver more gas, but
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a simply received no new orders russia is not opposed to given more, but suppliers ligastrum need to be asked and not by parliament, not by newspapers, but by buyers who apply at the appropriate prices. but they have been know applications. here's a somewhat confusing story for you. governments in dozens of countries are worried that their people won't be able to properly heat their homes as winter as just around the corner. natural gas has become absurdly expensive. it's an energy crisis . there's no doubt about it. and the leader of the country that extracts and sells more natural gas to the rest of the world than any one else speaks at an event themed around energy. whatever is desperate for extra gas supplies must be all ears as them were absolutely ready to supply more for some reason he keeps being asked the same question. extra supplies, are you okay with that? is it possible?
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hey, what about extra supplies? yes, i repeat. we've already increased supplies at some point that really gets confusing for the speaker, didn't he just make things clear several times in a row. we got, we're ready to supply even more gas. we need applications. we're increasing by as much as they ask boy, that makes plain, this man has long been accused of using the gas monopoly in his country called gas rum to cheech european countries lessons. so after hearing from latimer, potent governments in the countries that are worried about the winter have 2 options. they couldn't keep repeating, he's boeing them with gas, or maybe at least try a few requests for extra gas supplies. a few days later, an important man whose meant to act as a unified voice of these worried governments that i mentioned says this, an increase in prices for energy has deep geopolitical brutes. it's part of a geopolitical battle. russia has honored all its contract,
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cannot be said that they're not delivering when they said they would, but it has not increased the quantities contracted for that's after a get together of europe's most senior diplomats who were meant to discuss the energy crisis. among other things are, again, are they living in completely alien realities? back to proven for a 2nd at the wheel? russia never used. this is a weapon. we're happy to do extra. sure. so what is it then? did they choose not to try at least a couple of requests? first of all, it's an income for russia, so it's natural resources. and nevertheless, a political fight picks old as a subject and a subject, as far as a gas is concerned, is a wonderful one, because the old argument was all this. russia is plaque, meaning us. russia is cutting off a gas and soviet dependent on russia. this is an old story if you go through the
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sanctions in america, hundreds of pages, if you look through, they always say the same kind of sink. and in the very end, they make it clear point. they have interests as well, not energy political means, but also of course, economic interests. and here we are again. and that's the better for me. i mean, unless there have been some phantom applications that the russian side is unaware of confusing well, in the meantime, american liquefied natural gas producers on mass have been choosing to sell to asian buyers instead of european. right. simply because in asia, they're ready to buy at a higher price. will anyone accuse them of waging a geopolitical battle? on russian news, the president vladimir putin has ordered a non working week for russians nationwide from october 30th to november 7th in an attempt to stop the spread of the corona virus. for more on this,
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let's cross live to moscow correspondent danny armstrong. hey there, danny. what else has the president said is of course asked for a non working period of around about 9 days just a little over a week from october 30th to november, the 7th. now, of course, that could be extended if those measures do nothing to combat those rising co with cases in russia. of course, recently in russia that has been over a rip, reports of over 34000 daily co v cases that has been a national high. the highest has been since the virus emerged. the on saturday figures were released of over a 1000 ad desk daily that was also a new record. now president putin has today set there is a need to break the chain of the spread of the virus and to never underestimate the seriousness of the situation. now let's just get a little bit more on what exactly president putin said. miss lennox was leaving him . okay. unfortunately,
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we see what dangerous consequences the low level of vaccination in our country has led to. i will repeat once again, the vaccine ready reduces the risk of illness as well as possible severe complications from that illness. and even the risk of death will i emphasize the need to increase the pace of vaccination? and of course, i once again urge all of us citizens to be actively vaccinated. it's about your protection about your safety, about your life after all, talk about the health of your family as so of course, as you just heard, that it is very much a case of personal responsibility to go out and get the vaccine. and the criminal has said time and again the all russians do have the facilities needed to go out and get the jap, now that low percentage of population that have been vaccinated. so far, the president putin was talking about is around about 33 percent of the nation. that's 47300000 russians who have had the jap. but of course,
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with those rising coated cases, not rising death holes the round about 1028 air according to figures in the past 24 hours. there is of course, measures being taken to, to, to stop that. but of course, the, the meshes the, the both word and the way out of the situation has always been inoculation rather than locked down. so that 9 day working periods and non working period rather now are a mini lockdown, just a combat, those that those covey cases could come in to effect earlier in regions that have particularly high rate of cobit cases. around about october, the 23rd president putin said to the russian population, go out and get that vaccine and take it upon yourself to go and get inoculated artes, danny armstrong, thanks for bringing us up to speed. the security situation in afghanistan, deteriorating taliban leaders are in moscow for talks focusing on the humanitarian crisis that is gripped the war torn country 11 countries are participating in the
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conference in our senior correspondent moore. i'd gas do you have got the details? this is been the biggest international events attended by the taliban, yet 11 countries, president, all of us got astonished neighbors as well as russia, china, india, will representing near enough half of the world's population. vm here wasn't a concrete objective to agree on something. it was rather to discuss where to go from here because we're at something of a stalemate whereby the taliban rules of goddess thought. but the international community east largely reluctant to recognize the taliban as the official government, as the official rulers of, of got a sudden and on the deck, unintended consequences that has been that the life and struggle of audrey afghans has been getting worse. and that was in the joint statement of all sides involved at his side. as of now, a 3rd of the population is on the verge of starvation. taliban has said that it is
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open to foreign aid, foreign humanitarian aid, food medicines being delivered. so long as the conditions attached don't violate this sovereignty or religious principles of a peaceful afghanistan, as in the interest of all parties involved, just as we want positive relations with others. we also see positive relations from the outside. we are committed to the principles of islamic sharia law, any aid or assistance that has been given. if it's in line with ours law principles, we don't have a problem with it. we're already receiving some humanitarian aid. the session itself for all the delegates met to place bod closed doors. we were told of many things that they agreed on, such as the need to stop naco trafficking out of up got to stop the need to address the security situation that the, the attacks by ice about the makeup of the afghan government to tell about, insisting that its government is inclusive other countries such as russia saying that it isn't as inclusive as it needs to be that the government is,
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is packed with taliban officials, hard like taliban. well past student as this is the predominant data by the city. there is very little representation by ethnic minorities, all political dissidents, political opposition groups, and that is something that must change but basha also says that the the urgent power t. now at least to make sure humana erin aid is delivered to afghanistan by every one. for you, which is moved, is duly, we are convinced that it's time to mobilize the efforts of the world community to provide cobble with effective financial economic, and she monetary and assistance in order to prevent a crisis. and to curb migration flows. we expect responsible behavior towards afghan citizens, 1st and foremost from western countries. 20 year presence brought about the current deplorable situation and didn't in any way contribute in strengthening industrial or economic spheres. and afghanistan, again, 11 countries here that will of,
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of got a subs neighbors plus russia plus china press plus india all countries. the vested interest in making sure that i've got a song remains stable. the u. s. delegation by the way, was invited, but the united states, as it was unable to attend because of logistical challenges. another similar in the event of moscow format. east plant, there is no dates yet, but we'll get isis have told us that they're ready. once the need arises, more details on those talks in moscow you can check out our website, r t dot com or follow us on your favorite social media platforms. we'll see just we'll see back in just about 30 minutes. we'll be back with more news. so see them and i drink, shaped and send her some of those with
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