[000:00:00;00] the european countries are divided over on a proposal to label nucular and gas. green one is energy with the new german government plumbing. the plan of green washing ahead low storms are running flights in america itself. shortage is juice. and cobit also being blamed for travel chaos. it's exactly one years since the u. k. cord rules against the extra diving julian a thumbs to the us, look up the dramatic twist. his case had taken things thin with washington winning its appeal to go.
the one minute past 9 at night. here in moscow this tuesday, january the 4th i'm you know, neil. then you're welcome to the news. our brussels is facing a backlash from major e. you. nations, after it proposed recounted arising, nuclear and natural gas as green energy. the new german government's economy minister, branded the proposal a form of green washing. meanwhile, energy prices in germany have risen dramatically. look at that over the past 3 months. those are the figures. charlotte to ben sky can tell us more about all of that. a new year and a new spat is brewing between new members. bickering has wrapped in with state, split over how energy from nuclear and gas susan should be classed in the future. the you want to categorize investments in some of these projects as being green,
but others argue this is essentially green washing. label nuclear energy as sustainable is wrong. this is a high risk technology. it is questionable whether this greenwashing will find acceptance on the financial market at all. that we think nuclear technology is dangerous. we still think the waste issue is resolved. we expressly reject the assessment on nuclear power. under the commissions proposal investment, the new nuclear energy facilities should be classified as a group if they meet certain technical standards. now that lead to accusations that the commission is destroying the credibility of the european eco label for financial investments with germany leading the charge of nations against these proposals, but could put it in direct collision. of course, with the blocks of the heavy weight. that is france, 70 percent of energy here is generated from nuclear power. so convincing president,
mac, nuclear is a way forward. he's against a 1000000000 euro investment. expanding the industry will go home, you know, in order to guarantee france his energy independence to ensure our country's electricity supply and to achieve our objectives, in particular carbon neutrality. in 2050. we will, for the 1st time in decades, relaunch the construction of nuclear reactors in our country and continued to develop renewable energies on the house. the support from some eastern block nations with slovak is prime minister agreeing that climate neutrality just called b met without nuclear energy. but austria 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 stamps from the czech republic. berlin has just ordered the closure of half of germany's remaining nuclear power plants, as part of a plan to withdraw completely from the technology. that prod, 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, crunch will last roy the way until 2023. that moved by germany, including nuclear,
react is also could push up prices even further. and as prices in german neil was twice as high as they could be. there is an energy crisis that the prices of the rising rising car 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 of focused on the interest of german industry in german customers. but that's the hello id, logical agenda, and de paula to your 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 the 2nd audiological agenda, they follow that there are hard core intro,
rushing one solution to that crying. this could be the approval of the nord stream to pipeline that would supply us directly from russia to germany. however, with tension tie you between the you and moscow, 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 challenge even sky artie. paris analyst story to bring you today. the 2nd section of the andras see pipeline linking russia to germany has been filled with gas with the channel now ready for exports. but the use certification of it is taking longer than anticipated. our senior correspondent morale guilty of looks at the fuss surrounding north stream to 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. 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. this isn't 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? burn firewood. you don't have even that he got to go to siberia to get firewood. throwing 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, cleaner power plants and new pipelines. natural gas will be 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 month energy is met to reach in on them eyeing the land this project, regardless of how you feel about the gas pipeline or a back, russia is legally approved. and constitutionally approved project must be implemented into any then and what's not stream to is not the project 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,
germany is a captive versus a supply to get rid of their colon, get rid of their nuclear. they get a so much of the oil and yes, from russia. i think it's something that neil has to look at. the oldest thing is neither nato know the u. s. had much of a problem with the 1st pop lie which runs parallel to nord stream too, which right now supplies germany with gas, which is $5.00 to $7.00 times cheaper than market prices. i would anyone have a problem with that low, aside from the competition approval of additional liquefied natural gas exports from free portal and g furthers 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 u. s. freedom to be exported to the world and is arguably the gist of it. they threatened to sanctioned 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. washington backed away from sanctions and a new government was elected in 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 or stop and seeing that one statement helps and natural gas prices, 10 percent higher. and europe, which of course european families and households and businesses a going to have to pay, but at least the government saves face, and the mean dob. net joined european leaders and bureaucrats and pratt and pray together that the energy prices somehow magic themselves back into the realm of
affordability. america is buttoning down the hatches as a winter storm pummels parts of the country. it's causing chaos for flights with around 5000, cancelled over the weekend alone, leaving hundreds of thousands of would be travelers on able to fly the conditions. also forest federal offices in the u. s. capital to close on monday. that's as the latest forecasts are predicting up to 8 inches of snow in the region. but our lines haven't just been grounding flights over the inclement weather. the latest on may crown coven, i break has been having an impact to while back in october, southwest airlines cancelled almost 2000 flights. just days after a pilot union sued the carrier over a vaccine mandates the biden teams being trying to reach
a covert shall target among american workers of 2 thirds and move being resisted by senior government figures. the by an administration has to follow, they have follow constitution. they're 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. lewis has registered over a 1000000 you cobra cases in the past day alone, kayla my pen takes a closer look at joe biden's efforts to bottle the pandemic. lenny will remember joe biden's harsh words to donald trump during the presidential debate last year, and he won his response from that many dish should not remain as president of the united states of america. when those words were said, the cova death hall 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 biden 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 in vital industries have lost their jobs. protests have shaken the country. ah, he's been reading him to me. what we're doing here today, and that is writing out. i agree
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 worked for kaiser for 5, and when the pandemic happened we, we were scared in the beginning, like everybody by it is this amazing time to where we have really brave people. i work with amazing doctors and nurses who showed 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 were going to deliver aid. 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, 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 japs haven't slowed down either. in fact, more people have died of covered 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, caleb martin r t new york. and just to reminder the w h o another mainstream medical body say that vaccination is the best way to stay safe to la come this, our public outcry in the u. k. over
a knighthood awarded to tony blur with more than half a 1000000 people, saying it should be cancelled over his allege war crimes. that story and more ah, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy, even foundation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development. the only personally i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical time time to sit down and talk
tony blair was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent civilian lives and service men in various conflicts. for this alone, he should be held accountable for war crimes. we petition the prime minister to petition her majesty to have this honor math. despite being a hugely successful politician winning 3 consecutive elections blurs legacy has been over clouded by his support for us. lead interventions, aside from iraqi also sent british troops into kosovo on sierra leone. more significantly, afghanistan, where they stayed for 2 decades. over the past 20 years, tony blair's views on our rank. i've shifted, although he's never expressed remorse for the invasion that he has brutality, oppression, and fear. the death and torch account, the barbaric prisoners i would still have thought it right to remove it. it's not long since given up in trying to persuade people who is the right decision. i
apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was was wrong with anti war activists. chris 9 am safe. parliament must take on board. the huge public opposition to tony blair's knighthood. i think they'll do everything they can to avoid debating in parliament. it certainly should be because this is a terrible decision that clearly fries in the face of what the vast majority of people in this country believe and think. i mean, the polls show the 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 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 absolutely catastrophic decision, and the vast majority of people know that it was wrong. and it's not only 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 that sense he corrode days and corrupted the kind of british political process as well. on monday the mexican president revealed that he urged donald trump to pardon julian assange, but never got a formal reply under as manuel lopez open a door also said the whistleblower deserve to keep his freedom. washington recently won an appeal overruling a previous u. k. court decision not to extra songs fits his defense team is not looking to contribute our t shoddy edwards. now she refused the sagas. many twists and turns. his hopes were
settled, spending christmas with his family, and said judah in a song, spends another new year's eve behind bars in the u. case, most notorious prison. 2022 may be the year he sent to the u. s. 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. serving his sentence in australia is also on the cause they say, but a sanchez defense don't buy it. the so called to assure us is 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 admissible in the appeal hearing because you know from 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 offered in, quote, 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 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 plots 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 year. our report is
a game changer going 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 c, i conceded, 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? what 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 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 would 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 son of 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 didn't a sondors behind bars while allege war criminals walk free? it is a damning indictment that nearly 20 years on. virtually no one responsible for alleged us 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 facing a lifetime in jail when student a 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 repertoire and torture warning he is suffering abuse . only shine prison. yes, i can be tortured to death. that's the reality of it. and i'm not exactly sure. do this on. great, you know,
medical harm has been close to him in the last decade to that, to constant, you know, isolation, defamation, and abuse and 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 him. if you have to somehow secure his presence, it can be in the house arrest for legal basis 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 event data against the songs. ultimately
silence is him, but will also science other journalists in the future. this is a ration. anyone who knows the united states well knows the power overseer, the extra judicial power of the cia, the extra talking mental power. yeah, that's what this is. this is, this is what you probably say, 2008 wiki lakes. first major lakes. in march, the 18th, 2008 is from the us army counter intelligence assessment branch, department of defense. you read through this document. it lays out everything that happened on from 2010, we will get a song by smearing him. i to spread upsetting him by destroying trust. and
i am good from here. wrong investigative journalism. all this times are not the words. serious investigative journalism is our jr. a different culture in a different place should we seems a hero. but because he was exposing what the us and britain in particular were doing, he seems to me is somebody that when the history books are written, the 21st century, julie massage, his name will be right up there with somebody that told the truth. as 2021 comes to an end student a saw and just closer than ever to extradition with court siding with the u. s. government. so what will 2020 to bring for a start that can be a pills either across appear at the magistrate court, or even not supreme court level. this could even reach the european court of human rights. at this point though, the home secretary may say enough's enough and intervene herself. of course uranus,
orange face is a 175 years behind us bars. but with that trial, be fair, considering how fast this process has been in the u. k. chart edwards dashti, ot london. what will the new year have in store for china is under pressure a housing industry? they answer could send ripples across the world. when boss delves deeper into that, and it's next. ah, ah, is your media reflection of reality? ah, in the world transformed what will make you feel safer? hi, selection, whole community. i you going the right way?
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