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ah ah, ah, this is al jazeera ah, hello, i'm robinson. this is the news i live from doha, coming over the next 60 minutes in the future. russian aggression would come at the high price. nato warnings, economic sanctions, and political restrictions are on the table of russia, uses force against ukraine. b e u t says it's time to consider mandatory vaccinations against coven 19 as the w. h. o labels europe. the epicenter of the
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pandemic. the biggest legal challenge to abortion rights in the us opposing sides gathered outside the supreme court as in ways of whether to uphold or restrictive mississippi law. while poland parliament debates a new build that would ban all abortion says conservative government is already pushed through a strict law last year. and i'm devin ashwin or it's live from off safer ira studio on dates even. it's gone by the african champions. algeria made a strong start to that campaign with a foreigner, victory agency down with native warning. moscow of serious consequences including sanctions of russia, uses force against ukraine, made his secretary general john stoughton bags. when speaking, after foreign ministers, hell talks in lot fears, capital riga, concerns about a russian military buildup in the ukrainian border of dominated discussions,
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russia back separatists in eastern ukraine. in the future, russian aggression would come at the high price and have serious political and economic consequences for russia. georgia on ukraine, our longstanding and close natal partners contributing and to our missions on operations on aspiring for a membership ministers made it clear that we stand by our decisions, our support for that sovereignty until a total integrity remains un wavering. and we remain committed to enhance our support to both countries. in recent weeks, we've also observed a massive spike more than tenfold in social media activity, pushing anti ukranian propaganda, approaching levels last seen in the lead up to russians invasion of ukraine in 2014
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. now we don't know whether president putin has made the decision to invade, we do know that he is putting in place the capacity to do so. on short order. should he so decide? so despite uncertainty about intentions and timing, we must prepare for all contingencies. while working to see to it that russia reverse is course on charged hyphens in constantine if k east and ukraine for us 1st, we're going to speak to bernard smith, who's in moscow. so there are very strong statements that, of course, coming from nato and from the u. s. as well. talk us through what sad your interpretation of how moscow is dealing with all of this is russia. moscow sees nato and ukraine as the aggressive the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman. she said today, they have intelligence that ukraine assent almost half its army to the east of the
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country to towards that area. the disputed area where russian pro russian separatists to fighting. that means they sent 125000 people that russia sees not as aggressive rushes other beef complaint is that minsk is not honoring the minsk agreements. this is the agreement. black one signed in 2015 that agreed to cease fire between ukraine and moscow. one of the part of the main complaint from russia is that ukraine has not honored a main commitment in minsk agreement to hold local elections in donnette. this is this russian separatist area and this is why so guy love rob says he believes ukraine is being aggressive towards russia. kiefer stanos or somebody bully kid is becoming increasingly insolent and it's aggressiveness towards the middle agreement, the russian federation and its attempts to provoke the west to support its military ambitions. how can we go on working like those who make no mistake about what's
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really going on with our quote unquote partners are promising us and what the actually turns into. but we will never lose composure. what might be russia's activity and build up along the border with ukraine continues the 2nd time they've done that this year, and russia now says some $10000.00 troops going to be involved in winter maneuvers coming soon. those maneuvers at 30 different locations in russia building that includes a long eastern part of ukraine. russia's border with ukraine and bella, russia's southern border with ukraine as well. so rushers keeping up the pressure on ukraine and all nate. so as it goes, as particularly as a law goes for a meeting with antony blink and install come on thursday. bye. the thanks very much indeed. bye smith in moscow. let's talk to charles stock phone, who's in eastern ukraine for us. as i mentioned, charles,
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can ukraine have the center all of all of all of this? what's the reaction to what's going on there? while the current in president today saying that the only way to stop this war going any further is full direct talks with moscow. now we've heard those kind of invitations problems and in ski before, earlier this year and the russian president vladimir putin at the time seemed to intimate that he was open to the idea. but a lot has changed since then. so then it gives, rhetoric has become so analysts interpreted as being a lot more confrontational. he has been campaigning, if you like, for more support for nato in the months since then. and they have been serious questions over russia's commitment to being involved in any kind of peace negotiations, certainly last month or so. there's a couple of weeks ago that russia published minutes form private conversations
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between foreign ministers in the normandy format. now the normandy format is the main negotiating platform for them. it's 2 agreements comprising all the france, germany, russia, and ukraine. russia published these minutes in which it is heard, or it is, it is, it is found out that russia was saying, well, we are not open to any more so much any more discussions until russia is stopped being referred to as party in this conflict. we know that russia has denied any involvement in the pro russia separatists push in easton ukraine. they are trying to isolate themselves from any kind of culpability there. and as we heard, there are big problems. fundamentally, with the mince agreement itself, the mince 2 agreement itself, that vote bernard was referring to it's believe would ultimately lead to ukraine. having to basically give that area more political is or told me which by default,
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according to the way that the ukranian government would interpret, that would give russia more power and a great a hand in ukrainian and affairs. so there are a huge challenges on the diplomatic front in trying to get russia involved. also, we've heard from the foreign minister, demitra coo labor speaking in riga. he says that nate, so he's trying to push nato to pull together additional sanctions on russia. what he describes as a deterrents package. now we know that they have already since 2014 been western sanctions, alden russia, on the banking sector, the defense sector as well. and it seems as if russia has basically blunted the effect of those sanctions. because according to analysts, it has been very discipline and in the amount of money it's borrowed from foreign financial markets. and it is put a lot of foreign currency and gold away. so it's flush with cash,
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and i always will also tell you that russia, russian, people, themselves are very used to dealing with the kind of pressures that additional western sanctions could present them. so it remains to be seen as to what kind of certainly, diplomatic, and as it takes precious from sanctions could have what kind of effect they could have on russia to try and, and deter, from what the ukranian se continued assuming intimidation and aggression. and so stop talking to us from christian to nice. eastern ukraine was there was health organization says europe's become the epicenter of the pandemic. it says most cases identified there are of the delta, a variant, the w h o is also urging countries to increase diseases, surveillance systems, as the micron variance spreads globally, european commission chief,
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i should have on the land. the says it's time for the blog to consider making vaccinations mandatory. i think it is understandable and appropriate to leave this discussion now how, how we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the european union. this needs discussion. this needs a common approach, but it is a discussion that i think has to be late already. chances live for us in london's. ursula want alone making it clear that mandatory vaccinations as far as she is concerned is the only way forward. we're going have to wait to see how many countries are willing to fall into place behind that. yeah, i want to think she's making these points. she says that her personal perspective or personal opinion, because of the, the, that the encroachments of all micron in europe at the moment with several countries
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saying that they have detected this new variant of code 19 moving within their populations. now vandella and used a line in this press conference that she's used before in recent days, saying that you have to hope for the best prepare for the worst. but the experience with a delta of area shows that essentially you're in a race against time. and i think that's one of the reasons why she was raising this idea that perhaps you can have mandatory vaccinations across the continent within the european union that this needs to at least be discussed. and i have to say what she is talking about. there is something that some countries in europe are moving towards anyway, austria has said that he is going to be doing mandatory vaccinations from the 1st of february. had the chancellor designate of germany, show the saying that the yes, the haps is a moral case for mandatory vaccinations. you have
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a situation in europe at the moment where 3rd of the population is on vaccinated. that's 150000000 people. so for vonda lan and father officials, that's too big a number and that has to be whittle down there will of course be pushed back if there is any moves on it on a wide scale spread scattered towards mandatory vaccinations. but it seems like many officials across the european units are leaning in that direction. obviously we're still waiting to see what the, the actual impact of the mac on variance is going to be in terms of symptoms in terms of the impact on health facilities. and so on, but the w h origin, countries to increase disease surveillance systems. and as you were talking about this is beginning to grip in europe, isn't it? yes, it is. and around the world as well it's, it's, if it is as infectious as the early indications suggest that it is then
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omicron might well be the dominant strain of covey. 19 in many countries in a fairly short space of time. of course, the big questions that are on, on says at the moment and probably won't be on said for a little while yet, perhaps 2 to 3 weeks is how severe all the infections going to be. and all the vaccines that we have at the moment. the best tools to tackle them the w h o. it's going to be holding a press conference later on today. we might get indications on one or 2 of those on says in that press conference. but essentially what people are saying is you can have to wait for. ready further studies to be done. one thing that w i show is a little wary off and they've been saying this over the last couple of days is this kind of blankets move towards travel restrictions that so many countries have been
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engaged in over the last few days. spooks, by all micron, japan and israel of both say that they are going to be closing their borders to all foreigners. and other countries are not going that far, but are bringing in many travel restrictions because of all make on the w h. i say hold on, he got to be aware that things like that blanket bands on travel. they have their own impacts as well. you have to be able to take those into consideration. what we, thanks very much indeed does re challenge bring this update from london. nigeria has detected its 1st cases of mac on very in the center for disease control says to cases will find among travelers who arrived from south africa last week. health officials say they've imposed measures to slow the spread of the new varian. in south korea is struggling to contain a sharp rise in infections and deaths largely from the delta variant. the government's shoved plans to further relax restrictions to protect the strained
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health care system. it's also opposed bands and travelers from several countries to stop the spread of the omicron variant. they mar ahead on the news hour, including, ah, the gallon forces crossing the democratic republic of congo and an operation against an on googling so i sold about $1000000.00 people in gambia or do to choose their next president. we're going to take a closer look at who's running against that are my bottle, and i'm going to get your off get in doha, looking at the technology, they'll keep stadiums code for the wildcat. ah, the supreme court is listen to arguments in what's been termed the most important abortion case in a generation. they're going to decide whether to uphold a 2018 mississippi law. that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy,
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a woman's right to terminate the pregnancy was established in 1973 in a case known as raw versus wade pro and anti abortion protesters have taken to the streets in washington, d. c. and in mississippi. while the law at the center of the case before the supreme court has not yet come into effect in mississippi, lower courts have consistently ruled. it violates previous supreme court rulings that say, states may not ban abortion before viability. that's usually between 22 and 24 weeks. the supreme court's also yet to rule on a texas abortion law that came into effect in september. it bands most termination after 6 weeks pro abortion groups say the laws in both republican states go against woman's rights to terminate a pregnancy guaranteed enroll versus weight, and allowing the laws to stand could lead to abortion protection being overturned hydro castro joining his live now from washington d. c. find a standard correctly how the decision is not expected on this case until i think
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the middle of 20. 22. why is this hearing so important? rob this is consider the moment of truth for many in the anti abortion camp who have waited nearly 5 decades for this moment. for a case to come before the u. s. supreme court that can directly challenge roe vs wade, which as you said, was that 1973 landmark case that found a right to abortion access for american women in the us constitution. and in that interim, the states have been passing loss, chipping away at that right. and this year alone, more than $100.00 state laws enacted that further restrict abortion. but this plot in from mississippi again, is the most direct threat to the right to abortion access. and with more, and that is my guess, mark heron, who's with the center for reproductive rights. your colleague is inside the court, arguing this right now, you just argue the texas case on abortion previously,
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but what makes this case? so stand out being significant. well, as you said, the, the supreme court has for over 50, for nearly 50 years, recognize the funded mental right portion and of the line that the court has drawn his advice. and this is the 1st time that the court has agreed since road versus wages 973. that the court has agreed to hear a case about whether a state can outright ban abortion before viability. the state of mississippi is asking the supreme court to overturn roe vs wade into and the court's recognition of a mental rights to terminate a pregnancy. and so really that, that funding right, is out of state right now. and the argument that's going on before the spring for the really the 1st time since casey in the, in the early ninety's and the conservative majority right now we have a 6 to re conservative court. does that was more of a threat? well, it's certainly significant that the court, the court didn't need to take this case at all. the lower court did actually follow
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supreme court precedent. so it's, it is concerning. the court agreed to hear the case and did so. you know, after months after the petition was waiting and then justice barrett took the court and only after she took the court, did the court agree to hear the case so, so obviously that presents some, some challenge. but if the court really should hold to its process that there is no reason to overturn roe it is it is a fundamental principle of constitutional law. now that the women rely on, and so there is no, there is no constitutional foundational basis to, to revisit the course presenter. but we know under previous president trump, he appointed 3 justices here who explicitly, he said, we're going to be pro life judges. so is this the moment most right, where you feel that abortion may go away? abortion access may go away in america? well, let me just clarify, working like this doesn't go away. there are still state to recognize abortion in fact, it, regardless of what the supreme court does here,
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what we need is for congress to enact the women's health protection act, which would enshrine that a, in federal statutory law, the right to abortion. so that is obviously, you know, we're not sure what's gonna happen in the court today. the court should follow its, its president and up, hold the right to abortion. but regardless of what happens, congress can act here and protect that, right. the federal level. thank you very much, mark. and again the oral arguments are happening now, but the decision will not be expected until several months. if roe vs wade is overturned. rob, the ramifications would be significant. we know about least 12 states. i have already trigger laws ready to go that would immediately band or band. most abortions in those states. rob. hi d, thanks very much. try to jo castro in washington dc. on the polish bottom is debating a new bill that would ban all abortions if from its prompted process by a woman's rights activists earlier in the week fall in an accident and
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a strict abortion law. last year, some nations are only allowed in cases of rape or incest, or if the woman's life or health is in danger. tens of thousands of people protested the beginning of november after a 30 year old woman died. after being refused, in abortion, the hospitals defended its decision. the e u has condemned the law and cold war, so to ensure no more women die because of the restrictions while ignition a couple a cobol is electra and socio ology and the school is lawana and eastern european studies at university college london. and she's joining us from oxford. it's good to have you with us on al jazeera. if i understand correctly, this has been brought by an anti abortion foundation. this is not being brought by politicians and yet has been debated in parliament. what do you think is going to happen? and thank you very much for this question. yes, indeed, it is not. and this legislative initiative is not the initiative of the current law
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and justice party. and the fact that the law works in poland. it gets initiative legislative initiative to citizens like the rights to life and, you know, which brought this bill to be debated in parliament. the law says that if they gather more than $100000.00 signatures in support of the particular bill, then the government, then the parliament has to debated. and we're gonna hear that debate later tonight in 4 hours time. what can happen at 3, that 3 options. this decision can be written, this proposal can be rejected in the 1st reading. this proposal can be accepted in the 1st reading or at this proposal can be sent further elaboration in the different parliamentary committees, which in my opinion is the most likely outcome of today's. today's debate, as we mentioned earlier, i mean poland has brought in
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a strict abortion law already last year. if that scenario that you're talking about, that it, it essentially gets moved on to a committee stage and all the rest of it happens is that parliament essentially just pushing the problem further down the road so that they don't have to deal with it. or do you think that there is actually a motivation in parliamentarians to push this kind of thing through well i think the n g a wooden organize this legislative initiative. if it didn't realize that there was parliamentary arithmetic to pass the law, there was some idea. there is some hope that this draconian law can be passed. i just really need to stress the foundation of this new proposed bill. 3 followed the current law that allows abortion and the very, very limited circumstances, like you said, in your material on the one that helped a life, the woman in danger all the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. that would
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be scrapped completely. the abortion i will be criminalized and the terminating pregnancy will be equal to homicide, including the punishment of the work of the woman who will then be a could be found guilty of homicide. and that brings in the prison sentence between 2 and 12 years. and that will be possible because of the 3rd foundation of the law that the law will expand the definition of a person and a human being, and incorporate that a prenatal antenatal stage. so the definition of a human being or a person will be for all conception to natural death. so this, this law will be extremely draconian, even in my opinion for the current government. but as i said, i think the most likely scenario is that the law will be pushed into the common
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piece of federal deliberation and the to come back. it's quite likely to come back again. what are the options open to women in poland? now if a woman does want to get an abortion, well, these options are severely a very limited, and we've just had heard in your, in your material of a 30 year old, perfectly healthy woman who was in the 22nd week of pregnancy. how walters broke there, she was admitted to hospital and he had a doctors due to the freezing effect introduced by the decision of the constitutional type, you know, last year, where waiting for that natural death of a fetus. and did not perform abortion. as a result, it, she died, she died off a septic septic shock. so in order, so if you can see that he go, what
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a very marquee in poland. at the moment there was the freezing effect introduced by the previous decision of the constitution type. you know, which makes the legal abortion for women in an extremely, extremely rare. there are women's group who try to organize abortion or women in poland abroad. and they, they did their social activist women, reproductive rights activists. however, the access to abortion for polish women abroad is very much depends on the income because here a travel is involved, the cost of the private medical care abroad is involved. so it's, it's very unequal. it's very, any really interesting get your thoughts on this additional cobalt. we appreciate it on thank you very much. indeed. thank you very much to the senate has rejected a bill that would have legalize abortions up to 14 weeks. a measure was narrowly defeated $65.00 votes to $62.00, it would have to eliminated
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a 5 year prison sentence for women, and doctors surely currently only allows the procedure in cases of rape if the fetus is not healthy or where the woman's life is in danger. ah, tom nod, joiner's 4th symphony date on the fee for arab cups, the major test event and cut out ahead of next week's world, next year's world cup. it feels like it's only next week. gemini, she is in our special studio in doha thank here of well it does feel like it's going to be not take everything. so getting pretty busy hearing catherine. it's another busy day at the fif, our cut with 4 more games today in the last half. now we've seen egypt open up their campaign with a one know when i have 11 on it was mohammed after he won it with a penalty with 19 minutes left. but as algeria, the african champions, he top group d earlier in the day, they thrust sudan formula. the acme had been ali stadium. i will bring you more
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action later. this our 6 of the 8 well co stadiums have been used at this, our cup, the venues a positive catalyst. most ambitious project, yet with o, but one now. ready. let's cross now to our report has, sorry, high rats. is that the al jenny stadium? sorry. you've been looking at the designs of these arenas and what they represent. tell us a bit more about i have a lot of, i could see her at the moment because we have a game that's happening in less than an hour. that would be between palestine and morocco at all is a new stadium. now, what's really interesting about this stadium is that it was designed by one of the world most famous architect zahid. now she is that she was rather partly from this region, a british iraqi award winning architects. and she was known for her futuristic designs. and what's really fascinating about this one in particular, which that's a precedent for the other stadiums is that it is based on the sales of
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a boat. and that's because we are in the city of what crow, which has traditionally and cats are been a maritime city maritime place, where a lot of the boats would go out for the pol, diving in. the poll diving of course, was one of the main incomes hearing cancer before they discovered gas. now, one of the themes that ties all of those stadiums together is the past and the present. and i had the chance to actually speak a meet one of the architects who explained to me the thought behind the design of alpha among the stadium. ah, 8 modern states of the art stadiums reflecting castles, rapid development as a country in just a few years. with a common theme, tying them together, heritage architects, abraham j. the didn't need to go far to find inspiration for his design of a former stadium. the goth via says, i was looking at the local guy for years that we used to where we are kids. i would
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never forget going to the old shoe shopping for all sorts of stars of god for years . and i realized that was there was tons of different patterns of designs. but the challenge, he says was turning his idea into a functional, unsustainable stadium in a country where temperatures reach almost 50 degrees celsius stadiums are have condition to while it's open to the sky. and interestingly, even ventilation, these, this can have some openings where the wind has been calculated to penetrate through to create the proper reason. all the technical matters. casarez home to lessons 3000000 people and with boss on develop land, it's been in a unique position to build stadiums without controversial relocating home. i've seen in some of the previous have countries, the locations of the stadiums where widely chosen to be built in and areas that the national strategy in the country is moving toward and trying to move population
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towards. since capital one, the world cup, it's accelerated building. it's infrastructure like roads and.


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