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the in the calling for the headlines are off into national european countries are divided over the d. u commissions proposal to label nuclear and the gas as green form of energy for the new german government slamming brussels. planted quote, greenwashing snowstorms are grounding flights in america, with staff shortages amid all my crew and also being blamed on that outbreak. and it's exactly one year since the u. k. court ruled against extra i think julian astonished to america in the program and we look at the dramatic twist his case has taken since then. washington and winning. it's appealed just about a month ago. the night into the evening, we go here in the russian capital,
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this is enough where it's now it's just after 7 pm here in moscow. so brussels is facing a backlash from major e. you nation's offer proposed re categorizing nuclear and natural gas as green energy. the new german government's economy minister, the brand of the proposal, a form of quote greenwashing. meanwhile, energy prices in germany have risen dramatically over the last 3 months. picking up a story for us correspondent, charlotte dubin ski. a new year and a new spot is brewing between new members. bickering has erupted with states split over how energy from nuclear and gas sources should be classed in the future that you want to categorize investments in some of these projects as being green. but others argue this is essentially green washing, labeling nuclear energy as sustainable is wrong. this is a high risk technology. it is questionable whether this green washing will find
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acceptance on the financial market at all. that we think nuclear technology is dangerous. we still think a waste issue. as a result, we expressly reject the assessment on nuclear power under the commissions proposal investment in new nuclear energy facilities should be classified as a group if they meet certain technical standards. now that's led to accusations that the commission is he destroying the credibility of the european eco labeled for financial investments with germany leading the charge of nations against these proposals. that could put it in direct collision, of course, with the blocks or that heavy weight. that is france. 70 percent of energy here is generated from nuclear power. so convinced is president lack on that. nuclear is the way forward. he's announced a 1000000000 euro investment, expanding the industry for gallant yolanda in order to guarantee frances energy
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independence to ensure our countries electricity supply and to achieve our objectives in particular cabin neutrality. in 2050. we will, for the 1st time in decades, will re launch the construction of nuclear reactors in our country and continue to develop renewable energies. i'll be has the support from some eastern block nations with slovak as prime minister agreeing that climate neutrality just can't be met without nuclear energy. but australia is furious over the plan, saying it will take the commission to court if it moves ahead with them. will will examine the present draft carefully and have already commissioned a legal opinion on nuclear power in the taxonomy in these plans are implemented in this way. we will sue because atomic power is dangerous and not a solution in the fight against the climate crisis. meanwhile, germany is also coming under pressure over its anti nuclear stance from the czech
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republic. berlin has just all the clues of half of germany's remaining nuclear power plants as part of a plan to withdraw completely from the technology. prague describes that as being a radical step. our government will have to work patiently and hard look for allies in europe and convince partners. finally, it also has to move forward with the construction of nuclear units and to encourage investment in other reasonable renewable sources. that is the way out of the energy crisis. the alternative is under development and poverty. and nobody wants that. all of this comes as europe is in the midst of an energy crisis, with some expert suggesting that the crunch loss roy the way until 2023 moved by germany and closing nuclear react is also could push up prices even further. prices in german neil was twice as high as they could be. there is an energy crisis that
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the prices of the rising. rising cost means that the industry need more energy and that heating your home becomes expensive. we need cheap, stable energy to petition the country a lot focused on the interest of gym and industry in german customers. but that's the hollow, the ideological agenda and date for to logical agenda. the 1st thing they don't need get because they want to do everything with the nubile. it's a kind of magic. they believe that they can do that again. as a 2nd, audiological agenda, they follow that there are hard core anti russian, one solution to that coin. this could be the approval of the nord stream to pipeline that would supply us directly from russia to germany. however, with intention tie you between the you and moscow,
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the green light for that project is far from so i've been leaving the e. u. scrambling to find the money to pay increasing energy bills, while members remain bitterly divided over the future of energy policy. charlotte, even sky artie paris. meanwhile, the 2nd line of the under the pipeline from russia to germany has now been filled with gas and it is ready for exports. however, the use of certification of north stream 2 is taking a bit longer than anticipated. so anti, the senior correspondent, what are the guys df out of what some of some people are calling that of the fuss surrounding this pipeline. 2020. what was the year that the great green dream that's a rude awakening. we all felt it in our bills, but no. where like europe, power gas prices are up for 500 percent in a year. this wasn't what your average green party propaganda booster promised.
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europe was supposed to go from a dirty oil burning wasteland to a green renewable paradise just like that, which was never going to happen, leases, and hindsight. this was foresight 11 years ago when german business leaders laughed at the very idea. german society doesn't like nuclear energy, and i don't want to comment on this, but i don't understand how you hit your homes. you don't want gas you on developing nuclear energy. what are you going to do is burn firewood. you don't have even that you'd have to go to siberia to get firewood avoided. oh, jokes aside, pragmatic minds knew that the transition to a carbon neutral society would, would take decades. and it wouldn't be easy. they built newer, clean power plants and new pipelines. natural gas will be
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a crucial part of the energy mix in europe for a long time. new projects like nurturing to a needed to ensure that europe's to month energy is met to reach in on them eyeing the land this project, regardless of how you feel about the gas pipeline or about russia, is legally opposed. and constitutionally approved, project must be implemented into any way then, and what's not stream to is not the projects of putin. rather, it is a project where a lot of european companies take part in it should serve to assure the gas security of europe nord stream to has been without a doubt, the most politicized energy project and recent history. they called it an opportunity, a try, a breakthrough, a catastrophe. everyone just had to have a say, shirley is a captive over his position. fly to get rid of the colon, carolyn, nuclear. they get a so much of the oil. yes. from russia. i think it's something that neil has to look at. the oddest thing is neither nato. no, the us had much of
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a problem with the 1st pipeline which runs parallel to node stream too. which right now, supplies germany with gas, which is $5.00 to $7.00 times cheaper than market prices. why would anyone have a problem with that? well, aside from the competition, approval of additional liquefied natural gas exports from free portal and g furthest. this administration's commitment to promoting american energy, american jobs, and the american economy. i am pleased at the department of energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of us freedom to be exported to the world. at is arguably the gist of it. they threatened to sanction german companies, a nato ally, which didn't go down well in berlin. european energy policy is decided in europe, not in the usa. we fundamentally reject external interventions and sanctions with extra territorial effect. much has changed since the pipeline was completed.
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washington backed away from sanctions and new government was elected at germany with energy prices at record levels. there were no rush to get gas flowing as things presently stand. this pipeline cannot be approved because it does not fulfill requirements of european energy legislation and questions of security are still open signals stream slide. that one statement helps and natural gas prices 10 percent higher and europe, which of course, your appeal families and households and businesses. a going to have to pay, but at least the government saves face. and the mean dom, let's join european leaders and bureaucrats, and prayer, and pray together that the energy prices somehow magic them selves back into the realm of affordability. america is buttoning down the hatches is a winter storm, pummels parts of the country is causing chaos for flights with around
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a 5000 canceled in the past couple of days. ultimately living hundreds of thousands of would be travelers unable to fly. now the weather has hit hot with federal offices in the u. s. capital closing on monday. let us forecasts of predicting up to 8 inches of snow. meanwhile, airlines haven't just been grounding flights over that of the weather. for example, the latest issues with alma chron reportedly having an impact. while back in october, southwest airlines cancelled almost 2000 flights just days after a pilot union sued the carrier over its vaccine mandate. and the, by the ministrations, been trying to impose cobra jobs on 2 thirds of american workers. it's a move being resisted by some senior government figures. the biden administration has to follow law. they have follow the constitution, their implementers of the law. they can't just make it up, and in this case, they're forcing american workers to decide between their health and their job and they just can't do it. it's just wrong. so the u. s. reportedly registered over
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a 1000000 new cove infections just the past day. so we new york caleb up and now takes a closer look at joe biden's efforts to battle this crisis. many will remember jo biden's harsh words to donald trump during the presidential debate last year. and he won his response for that many dash should not remain as president of the united states of america. when those words were said, the coven death toll was around $220000.00 will sense. then coven death! numbers have risen to about 800000 the united states just set a record high for corona virus infections. remember when bite and said that he would quickly and easily solve this problem. how's he doing? now back in may, joe biden set his goal to partially vaccinate 70 percent of the population by july, well, fast forward and that 70 percent has still not been vaccinated. what vaccine mandates have achieved is to further polarize the country. a large number of professionals
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in vital industries have lost their jobs. protests of shaking the country. ah, even read me what we're doing here today, and that is rightly, yeah. ah, we with a large number of medical workers have been suspended. is kind of surreal, honestly, because i love my job, and i have been a coven nurse for since the beginning of the pandemic. i've been a nurse for 10 years. i work for kaiser for 5. and when the pandemic happens we,
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we were scared in the beginning, like everybody by it is this amazing time to where we have really is people i work with amazing doctors and nurses who set up to work every day. and just rolled up their sleeves and faced their fears and walked into these rooms. not knowing if they were going to get cove it or bring it home to their families. more than 2000 flights. got canceled by american airlines due to a pilot shortage line for us. meant has also been hit my reductions. it's not the issue that the public wanted or the, the politicians said they're going to deliver. they'd want this black and white issue. it's a gray area between you're going to have this big gap between qualified police officers who are trained your season new cops coming in the, the quality of new cops coming in is going to be held to a lower standard. so you're not going to get the best candidates,
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so do up patrol your streets and keep you safe. it's going to be a very organic living, breathing problem that has now has no solution in sight with so many things going wrong, jo. biden's approval ratings are now in free fall. the depths haven't slowed down either. in fact, more people have died of coverage so far in 2021. then in 2020. so this year biden's 2 main plans. rebuild the people's trust and better fight. coven have failed. to come true, kayla martin r t new york. just a reminder, the w h. i still says that vaccination all natural immunity, all the best ways to stay safe. ah, so more than 600000 people in the u. k. have signed a petition against a knighthood awarded to tony blair. they wanted were send it over the former prime minister's role in the 2003 invasion of iraq. tony blair was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent civilian lives in service.
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men in various conflicts for this alone, he should be held accountable for war crimes. we petitioned the prime minister to petition her majesty to have his arm out well, despite being a hugely successful politician winning 3 consecutive elections, bless, legacy has been overcrowded by his is support for that of the u. s. lead interventions aside from iraq. you also sent british troops in the cause of open sierra early on and more significantly, i've gotten us on where they rotated in and out well, 2 decades. and over the past 2 decades, tony blair's views on iraq have shifted, although he's never expressed remorse or the invasion with his brutality, oppression, and fear, the death and torch account, the barbaric prisoners i would still have thought it right to remove that. it's not long since given up and trying to persuade people with the right decision. i apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was was wrong.
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i listen, i'll speak to chris 9, him vice chair of the stop, the war coalition and author of the people versus tony black. chris get to see the future. thanks for joining us here on our team. 610000 people have sign this petition. so far, and that figure is going up by the 2nd. do you think it will have any impact? well on, i mean, i don't know. i think they'll do everything they can to avoid debating in parliament. the reason there is a tradition, the parliamentary petitions that get a $100000.00 signatures, li, twisted twice and where the issue is at least most of the time discussed. so it certainly should be on the table because this is a terrible decision that clearly flies in the face of what the vast majority of people in this country believe and think. well, i was going to ask you, is there, is there any argument that be iraq invasion that would not would have happened to any way i should say with, without tony? bless, support. i think he, he, he made an agreement very,
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very early on in 2002, around about march 2002 that braden was going to back the us come what may. and that was a very, very important facts for the united states and the george bush, because it gave him the least the semblance of a kind of western alliance. so although military militarily nor absolutely crucial for the invasion, the political support returning blank. ivan and fees. yes, stately pursued was very, very important to make a run up at all. so, i mean, obviously we can't say for sure. but the fact to the matter is that, you know, if you hadn't been, tony bled. britain certainly wouldn't be involved. those $179.00 british soldiers who died in iraq and that's not talking about the ones who wound it not, not to get about $400.00 plus. he died in african stone because if tony place
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taking us into that more as well, those people wouldn't have died and the us would it be later in the world stage. but you think, i mean, cuz you know, the us at the time was pretty good at creating what it called a coalition of the willing. and if you remember, george w bush junior, george w bush, i says that he, you know, he wasn't known for being terribly articulate. tony blair is articulate and some say that tony blair was actually more instrumental in selling the war on terror than george w bush was a g g. think most people share your outrage about what tiny black did? well, i mean, the polls show the vast majority of people in britain and actually in the united states, believe that the war was a terrible mistake. and it was the worst foreign policy mistake the britain is made in sterling, in modern history, we're talking about about a 1000000 people dying in iraq. we're talking about huge numbers of people having to flee their homes. we're talking about a rack becoming
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a failed state. the whole region actually thrown into thrown into disarray and chaos as a result of, of, of the invasion. so it was an absurdity. had struck decision on the vast majority of people know that it was wrong. and it's not me that he took this decision age that he lied to the british people, he lied to parliament. he went behind the back even of the cabinet to make this agreement with george bush. and so in not sense, he corrode days and corrupted. the kind of british political process as well. well chris, i'm just going to jump in, but you say that tony blair lied the chill caught inquiry into the iraq war run for 7 years until 2016. but it didn't lead to any consequences for tony blair or other top officials. why do you think that is? well, i think this is one of the things that people get so angry about when it comes to the british establishment. it doesn't matter what politicians do. they can get away
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with anything, you know, if this, these walls and the lying to parliament and so on, is no reason for not getting it than what possibly could be that they could do no wrong. there's a completely different set of criteria by which they judged and, and for all these reasons, you know, i think there's a deep sense of distrust and anger, not just that tony blair, but the whole politically. but in the sense tony blair encapsulates that. he was the person who, who took us to these was, he was the person who lived, he's made a huge amount of money after these, you know, after, after making these decisions. and at the same time, he's, you know, he still regarded his being a credible fig, plausible figure on the political stage, even to the extent that he's now being formally awarded this, this $900.00 and,
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and i think there's just a sense that, you know, there's no accountability, there's no real democracy and there's no control over the political leads and the he encapsulates that more than anyone. well, i guess, i guess in some sense perhaps the state wants to celebrate tony blair and, and his success is when it comes to geo politics or foreign policies for example. but don't forget, in 2007 black was awarded the position of mideast peace and voice, pay 10000000 pounds to when can you imagine being awarded that position of their essentially being involved in all these was i wanted to ask you 2003 you were a leading figure and in the protests against the iraq war, i don't remember the protest in london and with the biggest ever seen in that city, did you think that movement actually achieved anything? well, i mean, i think he definitely did. i mean, obviously it was very frustrating that we didn't stop the iraq war itself. but i think 1st of all,
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what the movement did was make it more difficult actually for the, for the british establishment to pursue these kind of was, i think it will be very, very hard. and the various kinds of discussions amongst the generals and the minute relates kind of on the line this. i think it would be very, very hard for the british military now to put boots on the ground in the same way that it did back in 2003 and in 2001 in afghanistan. and that's, that's largely because of the, the, the kind of protests and the campaigning. but also, i think the movement was party responsible for creating what is now a majority of opinion against, again, as these kind of farm was and actually other following military interventions. and it's, you know, in a way, the wave of on anger, the tide of anger against tiny black getting this knighthood is a kind of is
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a testimony to the, to the depth and anti war feeling that still exist in british society. and i think, i think that's a very important thing and you know, obviously we need to keep them painting because the establishment themselves, the politician generals, they are still committed to this idea. ready of foreign military interventions, but the people are against them. and that's important. it's is, it's, it's a baseline. it's a starting point from which we can try and change foreign policy from which we can try and force them to stop backing these foreign more. so in that sense, i think it's very, very precious and it's also, but some, i say that perhaps it's a bit of a shame that after a 1000000 or more people march through london saying no to the 2003 invasion of iraq. it's still went ahead anyway, chris 9 am the vice chair of the stop the war coalition and offer of the people versus tony by joining us live. thanks for your time. it was
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on monday, the mexican president revealed that he urged donald trump to pardon julian a sons, but never got a formal reply. lopez open a door also said there was a blow it is of to quote, keep his freedom. meanwhile, washington recently won an appeal overruling a previous u. k. court decision not to expedite assigned to america is defense team is i'll look into counter appeal. so just for a moment here on the program ortiz shot here, it was dusty. now, looking back at the sagas, twists and turns to date, his hopes were settled, spending christmas with his family, and said judah, the sound spends another new year's eve behind bars in the you case most notorious prison. 2022 may be the year he sent to the us. after high court judge has decided to overturn a verdict not to extradite him. it seems as though judges was satisfied by so called assurances of humane treatment that he would not be held in a maximum security prison all subjected to isolation. saving his sentence in
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australia is also on the cause they say, but a sanchez defense don't buy it. the so called to assure us it's of those points came after they lost the case in january. then they came back and said, okay, well we can, we can assure we can treat and fairly so that should not be actually a miserable appeal hearing because uniform a legal standpoint, you cannot just try to bend after the fact after you've lost the case. these us arguments were presented back in october during the to day appeal hearing, including that he wasn't as on well as is being suggested, turns out, as those words were being uttered in court by american noise. a sound suffered a mini throat. julian is struggling and i fear this many stroke could be the precursor to a more major attack. it compounds are fears about his ability to survive. the longer this long legal battle goes on. it urgently needs to be resolved. look at the animal strapped in cages in the zoo, it cuts their life short. that's what's happening to julian. the never ending court
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cases are extremely stressful. mentally. it's not surprising, it's all taking it's toll not only the legal labrenz but reports of cia gang. so like pumps to kidnap poison or assassinate him, as one is spying on him and his high doubt in london's ecuadorian embassy weighed, received political asylum, while a soldier's noise. say there should be ample evidence to throw the entire case out of court. this young report is a game changer into the appeal because it shows the true nature of the true origins . the true commonality of the u. s. actions against julian now reports that the ca, conceited kidnapping, or killing assange, have cost even more doubt on the reliability of u. s. promises and further expose the political motivation behind this case. sounds fictional, right? all parts of a are true. that's the admission of the then c, i, a director, mike pompeo. they should all be prosecuted for speaking about classified activity
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inside the central intelligence agency. maybe they didn't, maybe as a cop, just made it up. but you should, i take seriously my responsibilities to protect that information. this can be seen as pump ions, confirmation of the assange kid, not all kill story. why else? what do you want to prosecute those sources? speaking about classified activity, but there's been another twist in the story. he accusations, in the case against the sonnet, are reportedly based on false testimony from a convicted fraudster, who admitted to lying in the legal proceedings in exchange for us immunity from prosecution for criminal activity. his supporters say all of this is enough to deem the case closed and press freedom groups back. question a why jr. nathan? just behind bars, while allege war criminals walk free. it is a damning indictment that nearly 20 years on virtually no one responsible for alleged u. s. war crimes committed in the course of the afghanistan and iraq was, has been held accountable, let alone prosecuted. and yet the publisher who exposed such crimes is potentially
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facing a lifetime in jail when students saw and was infamously, hold out of london's ecuadorian embassy in 2019, he was thrown in jail right here. the alarm has long been sounded over his treatment with the un special repertory torture warning he is suffering abuse, only shine prison. yes, i could have been tortured to death. but the reality of it. and i'm not exactly do this on. great. you know, medical harm has been close to him in the last decade to that, to the constant. you know, i solution defamation and abuse. and i come from anxiety that he suffers and he's being isolated, absolutely unnecessary, and therefore unlawful. even if you, even if we assume for the purpose of the argument that yes, that extradition proceeding is the did image, we have to somehow secure its presence. it can be in house arrest paralegal basis
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with it. is we supposed to 52 week sentence for skipping bail back in 2012, so he's currently not sending any sentence no facing any actual criminal charges? sounds like he's a political prisoner right. well, washington, professor dame, him a security risk and wants him to ask questions across the pond on that task and their rules, his support to say, pursuing a vendetta against the songs. ultimately silence is him, but will also science other journalists in the future. this is a, ca, or a should anyone who knows the united states well knows the power of the sky, the extra judicial power of the cia, the extra talking mental power to see. yeah. that's what this is. this is, this is what you probably say. 2008 of wiki lakes. first major lakes and.


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