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the ah, headline stories, this is our european countries are divided over and e u proposal to label new killer and gap. the green forms of energy with the new german government slumming, the plan of green washing also ahead. those dorms are grinding flights in america with soft shortages to, to cope it also being blame for travel, pay off on more than 600000 people in the u. k. sign up, a titian calling for a former prime minister, tony blair's knighthood to be withdrawn over his alleged war crimes in iraq, the
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revery or catching the program from today. a very warm welcome to moscow into the news are here an artsy time. you know, only brussels is facing a backlash from major e. you. nations, after it proposed recounted writing nuclear and natural gas as green energy. the new german government's economy minister, branded the proposal a form of greenwashing. meanwhile, energy prices in germany. they've risen dramatically over the last 3 months. putting all that together for us. charlotte do been sky 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. the new wants to categorize investments in some of these projects as being green, but others argue this is essentially green washing,
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labeling nuclear energy as sustainable is wrong. this is a high risk technology. it is questionable whether this green washing will find 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 it grew, 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,
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expanding the industry for gallant yolanda, in order to guarantee france is energy independence to ensure our countries electricity supply and to achieve our objectives in particular carbon neutrality and 2050 we will for the 1st time in decades will really launch the construction of nuclear reactors in our country and continue to develop renewable energies. i'll be, has the support from some austin block nations with slovak is prime minister agreeing that climate neutrality just can't be 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 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,
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germany is also coming and the pressure over its anti nuclear stance from the czech republic. berlin has just all the clues of haul from 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 that according to law, 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
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as they could be. there is an energy crisis that 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 that run our country a lot focused on the interest of gym and industry in german customers. but that's the holo ideological 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 coin. this could be the approval of the nord stream to
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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. these fall from certain, leaving the you 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 speaking of energy. this 2nd section of the undersea pipeline linking russia to germany, has been filled with gas with the channel now ready for exports. but the use certification of it says, taking longer than anticipated, or senior correspondent iraq gas. the of looks up all the 1st 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,
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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 does a good a siberia to get file, little voice, drilling, jokes aside. magnetic minds knew that the transition to a carbon neutral society would, would take decades,
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and it wouldn't be easy. they built newer, clean power plants and new pipelines. natural gas would 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 mon furniture is met, cherish 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 in germany. we then and not c, not stream to is not the projects and tutors, but rather it is a project where a lot of european companies take part that 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 break. so a catastrophe. everyone just had to have a say, germany is a captive over his position, fly to get rid of the call and get rid of it. hopefully they get
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a so much of the oil. yes. from russia. i think it's something that neil has to look at. the other thing is neither nato know the us 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 process. i would anyone have a problem with that? well, aside from the competition approval of additional liquefied natural gas exports from free port l. n. g furthers this administration's commitment to promoting american energy, american jobs, and the american economy. i am pleased that 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 sanction german companies, a nato ally, which didn't go down well in berlin. european energy policy is decided in europe
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not, and 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 fulfil requirements of european energy legislation and questions of security are stop and signal seems like 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 show and european leaders and bureaucrats and prayer and pray together that the energy prices somehow magic them selves back into the realm of affordability. and other story we're across to day america is
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buttoning, done arches 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 force federal offices in the u. s. capital to close on monday. that's as the latest forecasts are predicting to 8 inches of snow in the region. but sir, lines haven't just been grounding flights over the inclement weather. the latest, all me kron codes i break has been having an impact to while back in october, as southwest airlines cancelled almost 2000 flights. just days after a pilot union sued the courier over a vaccine mandates. well, the biden team's been trying to reach a covert, shall target among american workers of 2 3rd, souths, a move which has being resisted by senior government figures. the biden
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administration has to follow law. 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. yeah. and the backdrop to all this is that the u. s. has registered over a 1000000 new cova cases in the past day alone, kellum up and takes a closer look now at joe biden's efforts to battle a panoramic many will remember joe 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 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?
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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 of shaking the country with what we're doing here today. and that is right. yeah. ah, we with
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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, 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 base 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 by 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
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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 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 mauppin r t new york. and just a reminder that w h o and other mainstream medical body say that vaccination is the best way to stay safe. the coven infection rates in the u. k. meanwhile, as his an all time record with $220000.00 new cases in the past 24 hours,
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it's expected to pay for the pressure on what's been described as an overloaded health care system. since the arrival of the army, kron variance covered related hospital admissions. i've written 50 percent medical unions. i've called at a national emergency. although the british prime minister has resisted calls for further restrictions or lockers on the chrome is milder than previous variance. say, well, hospital admissions are rising quickly with 15000 patients now hospital in england alone. this is not yet, thankfully translating into the same numbers needing intensive care that we saw in previous waves. we have a chance to write out this on the con wave without shutting down our country once again. well, the added burden on the hospitals in the u. k. comes amid staff shortages. the
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british medical association has worn not throat the coming year, one and 6 doctors and nurses are likely to be out of action. jude to copeland unions have called on the government to urgently res, salaries, or face industrial action. while the national health service seized upon demick has created on precedent it pressure, i think it is doing all it can to support doctors and nurses. well, i'm delighted to welcome on to the program to talk more on this situation. dr. g s bomb rest senior and it just consult in psychiatry. you're very welcome. you k cobra cases, they're hitting old time records. is the government right to be resisting, new, locked in? just got considerable support and opposition? well i think think, well, thank you very much for inviting me as chair of course, as an addition we've, we've had
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a close watch rely on events over the last couple of years and involvement for such of teaching around corporate and what are the think about this is you see, i think it's very important that we don't become complacent and i would caution anyone which is thinking that the west is over because that have been many challenges. so i think the tracking on shallow police. but everything needs to implies that everything is ready and ready to return to normal. and i would say, well, no, not yet. you know, i think obviously that assigns of the fact that overthrown hasn't been as federal and the, the delta periods were. but nevertheless, we can see that those be the white glove price in infections around december going into january we have. busy record number of admissions in hospital,
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and we will not enter that he's vaccinated. so 60 percent of your patients are at the moment on vaccinated. 90 percent haven't had to step so we aren't old safe till every one of these sites. drop it. dries of infections, coupled with the fact that we all of this week get it back to no malady. schools are going back. children to go back to school. people are going back to work. winter is just starting to bite just now. federal reasons why we still need to be cos. yeah. and the figures demonstrate that one in 10 in a chest stuff. they're off sick, 25 percent of care, home stuff. they're isolated, get home now as well. and more absences are predicted, house series and impact could not help. we already knew that i have been short as in the medical and nursing workforce throughout the chess. and as you know, the s front line workers are the frontline, i should say, have put in a huge shift to shift of looking after patients,
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many of the very ill. it's very exhausting staff if you need any effect to cope with themselves. many of them have been effective because good friends, relatives, colleagues, have died from clover delays, a huge amount of stress and anxiety within the system. along top of that, you have the medical sure shortages which have been historical that have just got worse. and we know that we need the stuff to be looked after so that they can look after the pictures in hospitals. just to bring up a point you said in your 1st downs for dr. w. h o, a said that only con causes milder symptoms. i think you looted to that as well. numerous studies reached that conclusion. at this stage isn't misleading somewhat to look at sheer numbers of and of infections compared to serious illness or death
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. that doesn't seem to be happening at the same level as the delta care. very, and so is it is no time to perhaps, you know, tick, the breaks off the risk averse situation and maybe try to see more people as many as they can. yes. so the, the numbers going is obviously, quite right to the members are increasing. the morbidity is, at the level it was before. i think i just need to be clever, right? how we interpret that data. so i'm all for you. we've collected a lot of data through the steps, questionnaires and, and it is important to get that data. but then we need to drill down into the data and look at the sickness levels. are the people who are 6 big people who are dying, what are they dying from? we need to be cover in terms of fundable. ready from this virus that they are fully protect when they're going to hospital right in the front line and the stories where people still haven't got the protection of the require. all of those things
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are necessary, but we need to be we're going to have to live with this one is for a long time. as many have said that to me. yeah, that, that's exactly the point, isn't it? that we're never gonna reach 0? covert, you're never going to have a situation where there's going to be 0 with risks. so at some point the society have to just get on with it. yes. and no society wants to get on with it, but be cautious in how we get all the virus is what i would say. so yes, another very employee come along and when this product dies down, be another time that will come around a football, careful and like come around sooner than we want it to. but i think we come through that. we have still got to be very cautious is what i would say. we don't want to the point of locked out a little bit was that it's good for people's mental health for the fiscal,
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not good for financial health. we don't want to do that. so what we have to do is to be absolutely clear about this, that we must be complacent, particularly as at the moment that a sign that it has a completely sorted itself out. yet we haven't caught that just as yet. do you think there's an issue with with them, with the soon im? ping demick. so many people getting picking because they're in close proximity to other people who have had cobra enough putting them out of work. and i think including going to the n h s, or although there is a little bit of a fine line about whether or not you can go into work if you have been paying as a doctor or nurse. and, but is there an issue surrounding that, that possibly it's, it's happening to wide spread and it's affecting too many industries. the people who really need treatment to, to be particularly looked out there are being lost in the mass of people being treated for perhaps not being at having the illness at all. well i
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look, i'm not an expert on this issue about although we all know a little bit more about tough to trace and what, what does it in to think about big pain? but again, you know, you know, a little bit on the side, i would say we really need to have better ways of getting people back to work or delay with some cases. but there's been shortages of that. we just need to be a bit clever in terms of how we get back to work when they get back to work. and i know that there are many instances where people can ready to come back to work symptomatic all they've had called me to recover. they cannot get back to work in time. there's a lack of consistency in how we apply this return to work. is that the message doesn't mistake from from dawning straight? do you feel it's not getting out there?
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clear enough? well they just put everything on the go with shoulders. i think we all have a responsibility. these include big organize organizations, you know, i mean, it just trust all the while the better doing this. but, and so, and you know, the industries that are all those issues around where they don't have a policy around this. and i think the thought is that when people to go back to us, there is no further delay, typically at the time when they're serving shorts just but of course they need to be totally protected to face coverings. you know, the summertime does all of that sort of thing has to go in and they love the tackle the virus, not just the vaccines walsh. one formula you smoke? yeah, it's been, it's me, it's up to years unless hope that maybe 2022 might say, just start to see some silver linings to all this. thank you very much for giving
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us your g s. bomb. right senior and a chest consultant, psychiatrist, thank you. more than 600000 people in the u. k. now signed a petition against the knighthood. and what is tony blair? they wanted resend it primarily over the former prime minister role in the 2003 invasion of iraq. 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 petitioned the prime minister to petition her majesty to have this honor math. despite being accused, any successful politician winning 3 consecutive elections, blair's legacy has been over close by his support for us lead interventions aside from iraq. he also sent british troops into costa, val, and sierra leone on more significantly, afghanistan, where they stayed for 2 decades. over the past 20 years, tony blair's views and iraq, i've shifted,
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although he's never express remorse for the invasion. that the years of brutality, oppression, and fear, the death and torture kept the barbaric prisoners. i would still have thought it right to remove them. it's not like that. the intelligence we received was was wrong. well, anti war activist chris, 9 unsafe parliament must take on board the huge public opposition to tony players. 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 flies in the face of what the vast majority of people in this country believe. and i 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. certainly in modern history, we're talking about about a 1000000 people dying in iraq. we're talking about huge numbers of people having
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to flee their homes. we're talking about right, 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 absurdity has struck decision and the vast majority of people know that it was wrong. and it's not only that he took this decision, aids 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 pretty political process as well. oh yes, i'm breaking news to bring you from catholic. some fierce flashes have arrested in the country's largest city. must cease. protesters are now attempting to storm government buildings amid mass i younger over soaring fuel prices. there is
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a heavy security presence with police firing tear gas flash grenades as well as you can see there in the cities means we're prices skyrocketed after the government lifted a cup on the price of liquefied natural gas near the government later partially backtracked on that's imposing new limits, but as you can see, it hasn't quelled the unrest, the president of the nation, cassim joe mark. the guy has a breast nation calling for come and urging people to avoid provocations. more than 20 people have been arrested. i will keep very close. i am not situation in the coming hours to stay with this next though. the latest news view is shoes. rachel blevins taking over the range from scott nel today. couch what is that busy show this hour and ah,
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