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we need to take america to try to bring people together trying to deal with people who left behind me. oh ok. russia says it's not satisfied with the u. s. is response to its main security demands, but doesn't rule out talk to diffuse tensions with your crane. ah, just like from a headquarters in del time teddy navigator also coming up. this is our country and we will defend ukraine says it's committed to a diplomatic solution to resolve the crisis at its border. but we'll fight back if moscow attack. i'm john hall on the polish side of the border with bellows,
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where construction has begun on a wall to keep migrants and refugees and hunger us gets ready to swear in its 1st female president. but the non durations been overshadowed by a leadership battle in congress. ah, so we've been at reagan in moscow, that's where the kremlin says the us and nato have failed to properly address its security concerns. the western powers of refuse moscow's demand to bar ukraine from the military alliance. the kremlin says that response is unacceptable, though it's possible to continue with talks. meanwhile, the ukrainian foreign minister has reaffirmed kids commitment to diplomacy and de escalation. that's despite the kremlin nothing more troops on their shared border. ukrainian, absolutely committed to this to can,
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to preventing the conflict. we are not planning any offensive actions. we are committed to diplomatic trek, and we are ready to engage with russia at different levels in order to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict. however, if russia decides to fight, will fight and that this is our country, and we will defend it. will. after a talks in paris, russia says advisors from both sides, plus france and germany have agreed to receive as far as should be in place in eastern ukraine. but germany has warned that an invasion could lead to sanctions that would affect the nord stream to pipeline courses. jabari had the latest for moscow, would be hearing from the kremlin spokesperson dmitri pascall, who says that there isn't really much. i'm point of being optimistic at this stage given what the response has been. and that's a written response, which was hand delivered by the u. s. ambassador to russia last night at the foreign ministry, has now in the hands of russian president vladimir putin,
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the kremlin confirmed that president putin is now studying what has been given to him, and he will decide how to proceed and what the next moves will be. meanwhile, we've been hearing from the russian foreign minister, sir gay lover, who spoke earlier on thursday, and he was also not very pleased. let's hear some of what he had to say. but well, in the move of proof, as for the main issue, there is no positive reaction in this document. i will remind you that the main issue is our thumb position about unacceptability of nozzles folder proliferation to the east and place him of assault equipment which can represent danger for the russian federation. muslims. well, all sides have said that diplomacy is very much still a path that they want to pursue given the difference is they still have, it appears that the russians and the americans have come to some kind of an understanding about the secondary issues that there is room for negotiations there, but it appears the problem is in the main issue that russia has about nato's
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expansion. and that is something that cannot agree on. let sabrina, kimberly. how could she's joining us from washington, dc. so now that the russians have responded to the letter, what's the white house likely to do next? well, it is expected that the united states will be conferring with national security council officials as they plot next steps. now, it is important to know that the united states has always maintained that the u. s . position is that the more than a $100000.00 russian troops along the border, russian border near ukraine, is what the united states defies as russian aggression and the united states with its native partners will protect the sovereignty of ukraine. in other words, that should vladimir putin decide to invade ukraine. nato in the united states, as part of that partnership will defend ukraine's sovereignty. so to that end,
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there will be a review of these room documents of responses in order to decide next steps. now, as part of all of this, there is the path to diplomacy, which the united states has said repeatedly, is the preferred path there that would include even sit down discussions between the russian president and the u. s. president. that is something that joe biden has said he is open to. but in the meantime, we are continuing to see discussions between the counterparts, including the secretary of state antony blank and who has been speaking with chinese officials. continuing to make the case of why the united states sees the actions and the posture of russia as being aggressive now in terms of discussing the path forward domestically the united states still has 2 and 4 members of congress of what it's doing. so the biden administration is continuing those briefings as well classified briefings on capitol hill with both members of the us
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senate and the house of representatives. and there is ongoing coordination that's taking place with the european partners because the united states believes that in order for diplomacy to be effective with russia, there needs to be a united front and coordinated communication response. and so it appears that the discussions that are going to take place in the coming days will be to ensure that that unity remains intact. and kimberly, just briefly, the president will be making a decision on troop deployment this week as well. where are we with that? yeah, this is what is unclear at this hour is whether or not any of what has been exchanged between the united states and russia in terms of these responses is going to change the president's decision. we had expected at the end of the week on troop deployment. just to be clear, the president had over the weekend,
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been at camp david and was trying to decide whether or not to deploy about 8500 us soldiers. air craft as well as war ships to support the nato alliance. and this would be not ukraine proper, but it would be to support should vladimir putin invade ukraine? in addition, there are also financial sanctions at the ready. so the big question mark now is whether. 6 or not, whether not joe biden still intends to do that or not, that isn't clear. and that is something we'll be watching for very carefully in the coming hours. ok, thank you so much. kimberly how can reporting from washington dc what police in ukraine have detained a national guard service man who shot and killed 5 people. 5 others were injured at a missile factory any pro city. the soldier opened fire after receiving an assault rifle. holland has started building a 180 kilometer long wall on its border with bella. ruth, it's set to be completed by next summer. the construction of the 5 and
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a half meter high wall is in response to a stand off with bella. ruth, you accuses main skiff encouraging thousands of refugees to illegally cross into poland as a way to get into the u. jonah hall has more from cuz need scott and poland, where the wall is going up. will it stopped these illegal crossings of the border by migrants? refugees would be asylum seekers on the better or side into poland. probably not particularly if they continue to have the help as has been alleged since the beginning of this crisis of belarus and border guards. physically taking them to weak points along the border and physically cutting the fence or helping them through. i spoke in the last day or 2 with a could you see immigration lawyer who provides assistance to people who do get across with their asylum claims? he said, look, nothing is going to stop this happening. people will simply find another way. and remember that as much as this is a physical barrier, it is also a political construct being built by a polish government,
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right when government fiercely anti migrant. that knows only too well that this is a popular measure amongst its own supporters. another energy firm is pulling out of me in march because of human rights concerns. the australian company would side follows energy dry and chevron and to call and cutting off the armies largest source of foreign income. amnesty international says businesses have no excuse in continuing to work with their regime. this is for businesses need to be doing and i need to be weighing this up. this is the right thing to be doing. i mean, if we next tuesday is the one year anniversary of the military coup. i mean, in that time way of saying over 1400 people killed with st. thousands of people, the time st activists and journalists, though they pod of like a bloody backlash where they've been detained and often killed. so this is, i mean the military is, they are launching indiscriminate attacks that are killing civilians. there's lots
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typing that's been blocked to the country. this isn't a bit, this is my country, this is another right. saying that paper should be wandering into and doing business with those gardener as the director of human rights at australasian center for corporate responsibility. she says it's pressure from activists that has forced these firms into taking action. i think that this is dean because of the variety of factors, but mostly it has been the shia persistence of civil society organizations, both here in australia, but will say very brave activists and unionists in mamma running the blood money campaign. who have really spoken to woodside a recent woodside and made them aware of the serious human rights violations. and to the extent that woodside hasn't been sent away, i think here in australia, we're seeing more and more energy companies be
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a bit more aware that social licensed operate and more aware of the reputational operational impacts that can happen to the company. as well as financial impact, if they don't listen to society and to these risks that acquired by these types of operations. we've seen in activist and civil society organizations really rushing to the ministers here in australia. the government's trying those channels as well as you know, directly to the company and raising this with k investors as a serious human rights violation. and, you know, i really think that would science understands that we're coming into a future where it's not possible just to ignore shareholders into ignore civil society organizations when they saying that it's untenable. so they are working and operating in a country that has today made it up to 1501500 of its own civilians,
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men, women, and children. still ahead on al jazeera, it's a snow day, and jerusalem was a rare winter flurry leaves. the city carpeted in white on spotify picks podcasts or joe rogan over, a musician neil young in a row, overcome with 19 misinformation. ah, it seems to the, to the philippines sort of way, see, maybe barley east was to get the heaviest of the down poles in southeast asia, the circulation that tries developing as chinese c heading maybe northwards towards taiwan. otherwise it's a good deal of dry weather ram or so huge but dry. so it's where the dime spells and winters also east off a bit in japan we said frequent showers,
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but lighting ones for home through west coast of and also the ha cargo, dry the wise and cold significance there on its way at this big finger stretching cross towards shanghai, which give probably cold rain at the tail end of it still give me a few shout ne, vin. the otherwise india is dry. i'm in the northeast also, it always gives a few showers which and i saw was for like concentration may be want to get in sri lanka. the cold wave conditions, temperatures below normal by the enlightened, often overcast, and foggy still there. northern plains, indian, northern pakistan, valleys seventies gloves, slowly warming up. come this weekend. but he's only a slow process. nicole, he won't improve fine weather for most part back to run stuff is warms. it was in sure as the winter is just missing the north of pakistan. is northern afghan, and the channels picked up once again through the gulf states. ah,
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join the debate, they erase her, of like people from the american and global story was very powerful on an online, i did your voice. the comment section is whitehead join our conversation. we had all protected when everyone is protected. it is not the play being nationalistic about this. you just look at it in a very different way. so that perspective med and mid meeting. you kind of that and you don't have any solution. let me put it clear for you. this screen on al jazeera lou. the hello again, the top stories on al jazeera, this, our russia says the us on nato have failed to properly address it. security
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concerns, though, it's possible to continue with talk. the western powers have refused moscow's demand to bar ukraine from the security alliance. poland has started building 180 kilometer long roll on his border with sellers. it's in response to december stand up with bell roof. thousands of refugees tried to illegally cross into poland as a way to get into europe, australia and energy firm which side has announced its withdrawing from me and mark . it's the latest company to pull out because of human rights concerns. it follows chevron on total. the 1st female president of honduras is due to be sworn in tomorrow. castro takes over from to turn president one orlando hernandez, but a split in cost or his party is overshadowing the inauguration ceremony when our fellow is in the capital to goosey gulf. before we talk about the inauguration ceremony, just tell us where things stand with the political crisis that's been brewing in
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the country. that tried to re and this has been a very strange for lack of better term kind of an absurd political crisis that began just a few days ago over the weekend when a group of a sizable group of members of congress from president elect tomonica through his own party broke rank, to support a candidate for the president of congress. that is different than the one that the different from the candidate that president alexia castro had endorsed. now since then, there been 2 separate presidents of congress that have been sworn in and as you can imagine, this is left just about everybody in the country wondering who exactly is in control of, of the legislative body of honduras. now there has in a national dialogue taking place in the days and hours leading up to the inauguration again, we are just hours away from the swearing in ceremony itself. and it's our understanding that that dialogue is still taking place right now. but until now,
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there has not been any sort of announcement as far as that agreement or a solution out of this political crisis and manuel, there's a lot of high profile gas attending that an observation in a few hours time, including the vice president of the us come, harris and the king of spain. what is the attendance of these guest mean? this is an historic moment for, for hundreds, not only because this is the 1st female president of the country, but because of this long list of high profile guests that are in attendance, the us vice president come la harris, the king of spain, philip the 6 vice president of argentina, the newly elected president of sheila guardian board, each, all of these people are going to be in attendance along with some 80 different international delegations and it, and it does speak volumes to the importance of this day. for instance, the attendance of us vice president comma la harris seeking to secure a stronger relationship, bipartisan,
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a stronger bilateral relationship with honduras to, to, to have a more reliable partner in the northern triangle of central america to stem the flow of migration from this region. the attendance from the vice president of taiwan also seeking to, to secure a special relationship with hunger as we should note that 100 is one of only about a dozen countries of the world that recognise ty, one's autonomy from mainland china. and then of course, when you look at the, the different guests that are going to be attending from across latin america. people like we've seen it gets there, the vice president of our tina government board, each the newly elected president of sheila, who's also been invited to the swearing in ceremony sort of welcoming c o matic. as through into the club left. this latin american leaders. all right, thank you so much. all right, below 40 from alpha us me to reporting the supreme court. justice steven briar said to announce his retirement, and that would give president joe biden,
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his 1st chance to nominate a new judge to america's highest court. biden has previously promised to choose a black woman. hydro cast reports from washington. supreme court justice steven briar had long rejected viewing the high court through a political lens. at 1st, dismissing calls from democrats to step down so that a president of their own party may name a replacement if the public says judges as politicians and robes. its confidence in the courts and in the rule of law itself can only diminish, diminishing the court's power, including its power to act as a check or other branch. born in 1938 in san francisco right, grew up in a middle class jewish family. he said his upbringing helped develop the pragmatism that later shaped his legal views. i stephen drive, you solemnly swear. he was a federal appeals court judge for 14 years before president bill clinton nominated him to the supreme court in 1994. every judge's particular obligation is to deal
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fairly and thoroughly with the legal problems of the individual parties before the court, whether they are poor or rich or helpless or powerful minority or majority. ryan joined the court's liberal wing consistently ruling in favor of abortion rights, environmental protection, and voting rights. he opposed to the strict textural interpretation of the u. s. constitution as endorsed by conservatives. but he believed in compromise and was a famous optimist. justice brier, i think, is a true technocrat in the best sense of the word he believes in a good ideas, thoughtful compromises and intelligence and expertise running the world. ah, and he has really tried to do that quite consistently in his time on the court. in
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his later years on the court ry are questioned, the legality of the death penalty and drafted one of the rulings of holding obamacare. his retirement now sets up a political battle to name a replacement heidi joe castro al jazeera washington. while china says the u. s. must immediately improve its trade practices with aging or face retaliatory terrorists. it follows the ruling by the world trade organization allowing china to take action on unfair u. s. duties and caps of decades long disputes katrina, you has more from basing china's commerce ministry has come out today on thursday and said that this is a significant ruling. that safeguards the interests of chinese firms. now this dates back to a case lodged by beijing against washington back in 2012 under the previous obama administration at the time. washington had import tariffs on a number of chinese goods, including wind towers, solar panels,
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things like citric acid. and washington's argument was that the firms creating these goods were partially owned by state or entity government entities. and therefore, china was not abiding by market principles. and so they slept on these tasks on these chinese goods. now the w t o is saying that china has the right to impose $645000000.00 worth of retaliatory tariffs on the u. s. now there's 2 things to remember about this really number one that this amount of money, although it sounds like a lot is actually much less than what china originally asked for. china originally asked for the right to impose $2400000000.00 worth of tires against washington. secondly, this amount is really paling in comparison to the amount of tower of since imposed on chinese goods by the previous trump administration. and those tariffs have amounted to $110000000000.00. under this ongoing trade war,
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denmark says it will start pulling its troops out of molly, after military leaders there demanded the withdrawal of dana special forces. there part of her friends, lead counsel, terrorism task force to combat arm groups linked to al qaeda and i. so denmark for ministers that troops have been invaded. molly's military government says no consent has been given much. nobody will come here by proxy anymore, but used to happen, but now it's finished. it won't happen any more under the search of a see me going to talk. if someone has to come to molly and then we will come to an agreement, we will agree on what you will come here to do of soldiers in jordan and say they've killed 27 drug smugglers trying to sneak across the border from syria. an army spokesman says the traffickers, use heavy snow cover to carry large amounts of illegal drugs. the military's rules of engagement have recently been tightened to combat an increase in drug smuggling . the death of
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a palestinian teenager with cancer has raised questions about the lack of specialized hospital treatments in the occupied westbank. it's been 6 years since the palestinian president promised the hospital would be built. their failure to improve health care coincides with a new palestinian poll, which is 2 thirds of respondents think their institutions are corrupt. and he reports from rama. these are the last pictures silly me know at he sent his family before he died earlier this month. the 16 year old had leukemia, but couldn't get treatment in any hospital. his family says the delay in getting urgent, medical attention killed him from other hello, i'm sorry my little when sally went to the hospital, they refused to admit him saying allison in a 30 has not paid it's but 3 other people have been admitted. i am sure they had better connection and managed to get themselves public. hospitals do not provide cancer treatment. so the government transfers patients to private hospitals are
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abroad. so, you know, at, he didn't get a transfer in a news conference, the health ministry admitted medical workers failed to act in time. and in 2016 president motor bass announced the building of a new cancer hospital to treat the growing number of patients. this is the land where the hospital was supposed to be built. but 6 years later, many activists have been asking, where is the hospital? and they're accusing palestinian officials of stealing the money. dedicated to building it. prime minister, helena, they said donations as only covered the small part of the overall budget of $160000000.00. and that the plans have been put on hold. but many have said that this shows how little transparency there is between the palestinians and the authority. a recent pull shows the 63 percent of palestinians think there is corruption in public institutions. but people are often too scared to report it.
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even though there is a system to protect whistleblowers model thought says she wasn't protected. she's been at home for the past 2 years after being fired from her job for reporting nepotism, an abuse of power at work. on an ann, i'm now being accused of lender and i'm fighting, it's in court. no one is hiring me because they think i'm a troublemaker. you know, palestinians have seen the president's power, expand at the expense of the just letter and judiciary. the, the look the if we have a weak rule of law, the president's office has been getting more authority. this is lead to more decisions that benefits certain officials and powerful circles around the president . even with some corruption allegations are investigated. perpetrators are rarely held accountable. critic, see that without the political will to fight corruption efforts to combat the problem will remain limited needed but him al jazeera the occupied westbank rare or heavy snowfall blanketed parts of jerusalem and shut off roads on schools and
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grounded flights in the region. but some were outs making the most of the winter. florrie harry faucet has more from occupied east jerusalem. a winter snow fall isn't unknown injurious one by any means. but on this scale it is very rare that hasn't been anything like this for the last 10 years. in 2012, it was about 60 centimeters that fell overnight, wednesday and thursday. it was about 20 centimeters, the effect of storm lps, which has been blanketing athens and its danville in recent days, making its way south here. now this is a rare experience and so this isn't a city that's particularly well equipped. the dealing with such heavy snowfall people came out as it came down overnight and enjoyed the flurries and the real snow storm in jerusalem streets in the night time. but there were also municipal workers out trying to clear the main thoroughfares. many of the smaller roads, though, are still pretty choked up. i've seen people trying to dig their cars out as parking
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spaces. and as well as that, the main moto, a between jerusalem until it was for a time closed. and every way you go, you see evidence of the other thing has happened, which is school closes. so there are children on the streets. in pox, building snow men throwing snowballs at the stuff in the air. now the precipitation right now is turning a bit wet though, so this could be a sleeping if memory will experience a rare, proper snow day in the holy city. while spotify is removing neil young music because he accuses the streaming plot for spreading cove and misinformation, rock star that he no longer won spotify to feature this music because of a podcast by joe rogan young, condemned rogan's interview with an infectious disease specialist who opposes covered vaccines for children. from phillips, the social media commentator and author, he says that it's hard for spotify to strike that balance between freedom of speech
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and moderation. this is a is important stress that this is a very different situation to questions are, for example, content moderation on facebook, or twitter or other social media platforms. spotify is paying joe rogan, an awful lot of money in order to produce podcasts exclusively for them. they are absolutely a media platform and there's nothing wrong with saying that they should take some degree of editorial responsibility for the content that they're paying for. so, so this is a different kind of question to the kind of ones that we see when will asking, you know, should facebook, you know, fact check, things should facebook delete, things should paste with banned people. this is about a media company that's paying someone to make content for them. and they're certainly been under a lot of pressure. and i think all of them, to a large extent have done something, is question of whether or not that's enough and exactly how they're striking that balance. and of course it is a balance. it's this isn't a pure binary way. you've got freedom speech at one end and censorship on the other side and there's nothing in between. so just as there are plenty of things that
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spotify could do to limit the risk of their flagship podcast, spreading misinformation during a pandemic, the yo are short of actually censoring joe rogan or dropping him or anything like that. it. we also, he this with the social media platforms, is that a lot of the time their response to it is not just deleting or banning people, but it's actually adding contexts, you know, so they will add fact checks. so that's, that's effectively the free speech response to questions of misinformation. ah, hello again. the headlines on al jazeera, russia says the u. s. r. nato have failed to properly address its main concern for western powers, have refused mask as the man to bar ukraine from the security alliance. the kremlin says that response is unacceptable, though it's possible to continue with talks. ukraine's foreign minister has reaffirm, cares, commitment to finding into.


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