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liberte, egalite, actualite. every art form. liberte, egalite, actualite. >> welcome to "live from paris," world news and analysis from france 24. emmanuel macron and joe biden speaking to each other speaking to each other this wednesday. the french president's diplomatic anger is calm, but proper resolution is still waiting. the two men are set to meet face-to-face next month. iran is seeking solidarity with its sunny neighbors ahead of any
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talks on the nuclear deal. the senior aidto the president of ukraine has survived an apparent assassination attempt. his car was sprayed with bullets outside kia. he learned of the attack in new york while attending the united nations general assembly. -- his car was sprayed with bullets outside kiev. ♪ thank you very much for being with us. a phone call to salvage a special relationship. joe biden and emmanuel macron had a conversation this wednesday about the fallout of the august defense pact. the deal saw france cut out of the inner pacific accord and a
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30 billion contract to france was torn up. white house press secretary speaks. >> during their conversation, the president affirms the strategic importance of french and european engagement in the end of pacific region, something we look forward to continuing to work with them on. the french ambassador will return to washington and will start work with u.s. officials. that will be part of the ongoing next steps that we go through here. as we also noted, they will meet in europe at the end of october. >> jen psaki speaking at the white house press briefing. good evening to you. what more do we know about this phone call? >> jen psaki said the phone call lasted about 30 minutes and that
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it was friendly and that there was basically an acknowledgment from the -- from joe biden that there could have been more consultations before the announcement of that august deal, but she was asked specifically about two angst. she was asked if joe biden actually apologized to emmanuel macron. she of course did not answer that question directly, simply saying the acknowledgment was there could he been more talks, more discussions among the two allies, and that going forward, that will actually happen, and then there was a question about a little bit of variation in the wording of the french statement and the u.s. statement, that the two statements are almost exactly the same, but there's one line that stood out were basically the u.s. says that the situation cod have benefited from consultation among allies, whereas the statement says
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consultation among allies could have avoided the situation. then again, jen psaki not wanting to answer why there was that difference in wording between the two statements, simply saying, we are working closely. one thing that the french may not like about what jen psaki had to say is that she said multiple times that the president was now hopeful to get back to normal, return things to normal with their french counterparts. simply saying that the point was we don't like this u.s. normal, we want more talks, more involvement with our ally, not going back to normal, but of course, these two countries are allies. the ambassador is coming back next week to washington, ande
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heard jen psaki confirming joe biden and emmanuel macron will be meeting in europe in october, but no specificity on the exact location, the exact date. she said they are still working out those details. >> i can think of the recent sending the statue of liberty to echo the original statue of liberty to celebrate the relationship between the united states and france, which is supposed to exist. it really has been a stab in the back france. do you think what we have been told by the white house press will heal these open wounds caused by the august affair? >> i think that this is going to
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really dampen those tensions and get the two countries back within relative discussions and normal talks. this is not going to be an ongoing feud, like you will -- an ongoing feud, if you will, like we have seen the past week with those very strong words from the french foreign minister comparing joe biden's actions to those of his predecessor, donald trump, but there is a sense on the french side that something has to change, that they are not happy with the way things are going in that they want more consultation. that was sort of seen in that joint statement. you saw talks of intense consultations, that the french ambassador will be returning and will have a very high level talk with senior administration officials, so the americans are trng to show the french that they understood the outrage,
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that they acknowledged that there was a lack of communication, and that they are willing to actually work on that, to see if they can really mend that relationship and go forward. that was what jen psaki said. the hope of the president is to go forward. i think there is also a question that jen psaki did not answer, which was -- who bears responsibility for what happened? did the americans do this voluntarily, knowing that the french would be outraged? did they miss the outrage? did they not see it coming? if that is the case, how did the state department -- how did they not see this coming from the french and from the europeans? she did hint to the fact that there would be some lessons
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learned from this whole week. >> thank you very much indeed. next, let's turn to the iran nuclear deal, struck in 2015 of course in vienna, all but scuppered by donald trump with a unilateral decision to withdraw the u.s. and we impose sanctions on the iranians. these sanctions were called a weapon of war by iran's president on tuesday. this wednesday, iran has been in talks with its middle east neighbors on the edge of the united nations general assembly. this follows a meeting between the iranian foreign minister and the eu on tuesday, the eu firmly backing the deal, even as trump tried to sink it.
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>> sanctions, and especially sanctions on medicine in the time of the covid-19 pandemic, arcrimes against humanity. the holy koran introduces the distraction of nature and mankind as major characteristics of the tyrants. any kind of disruption in the supply of good health and environment as humanitarian issues are to be declared forbidden. mark: let's get some analysis and bring you the former president of the national iranian council. thank you for being with us i would like to get your take on this move by iran this wednesday . >> the dialogue now starting to take place between the iranians and the saudi's has gone on fora
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couple of months, hosted and facilitated and to some extent even mediated by the iranians. the big change is not what the iranians are doing. it is that the saudi's and emma roddy's -- the saudis and emiratis are engaging. primarily is that the united states is leaving the middle east militarily, and these countries do not have the protection they had assumed they had from the united states, so continuing the conflict with iran without trying to temper tensions is risky. it can lead to a much broader understanding between the countries, which would be a very welcome development, but we are quite far from that. mark: as you point out, the
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sunni-she a divide -- the sunni-shia divide, one of the primary obstacles to be overcome. can i talk about the iranian president's language come in talking about the sanctions by the trump administration as an act of war? a maximum victory scenario is hardly likely to be possible, is it? >> the language is not necessarily new. anything set on the international stage will get a t of attention now because he the new inian predent. his speech overall was quite negative and aggressive toward some of the geopolitical changes taking place, including a warning of how the united states has weakened itself to these
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different wars it has engaged in, but the problem is it is not still clear what the iranian position is. there has been emphasis from the russians, europeans, the u.s., even though the u.s. is still outside of deal, that whatever the negotiations led to prior to the elections, they should be picking up exact from where i was left off, meaning not reopening the declarations that have been discussed in the past three months before the elections. the iranians have not made clear if they accept that premise or if they want to reopen other issues. mark: does that make it even more difficult to get back to the position that happened in 2015? >> it certainly is not helpful.
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the iranians will continue to do that as long as the sanctions imposed by the trump administration are still in place, which they are eight months into the biden administration. the fear in washington is that at some point -- it is not exactly clear when that point is, but at some point, the nonproliferation part of the deal may no longer be as attractive as it was. i think we are far away from that, but nevertheless, it is risky. mark: founder and president of the national iranian american counsel. we will bring you developments on that story. a senior aide to ukraine's president survived an
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assassination attempt. his car was sprayed with bullets outside the capital, kiev. the russians have denied involvement. who is involved is still a matter of speculation. >> ukrainian forensic police gathered evidence wednesday after a brazen attempt on the life of a key government aid. his chauffeured c hit by multiple rounds of automatic gunfire as it traveled a nearby forest road. the driver, though wounded, managed to drive on to safety. the target is a top-level advisor and longtime friend to the president. healled the attack a bid to frighten the country's leadership. >> in my opinion, the assassination attempt was carried out to incriminate the highest echelon of power. >> while the exact motive for the attack remains unknown, it comes as zielinski is stepping
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up anticorruption efforts, a key campaign promise that has yet to yield concrete rests, though a bill is set for parliamentary debate this week. in the united nations general assembly, zelinski said he would be doubling down on his campaign against oligarchs. >> this will have no influence on the strength of our tm for the cose i have chosen toward change, towards bringing our economy out of the shadows and riding against criminality and influential financial groups. -- fighting against criminality and influential financial groups. >> the head of zielinski's criminal party suggesting russia may have had a role. the two countries have long been at odds over separatist movement in ukraine. th kremlin, though, insists it had nothing to do with
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wednesday's attack. mark: time for business. kate moody joins us starting with the latest development from the u.s. federal reserve. kate: everything about the u.s. economy is at stake here. the american federal reserve has kept interest rates on hold and opened the door to paring back in month succumb. the rise in covid cases has had a negative effect. the fed cut interest rates to near zero in march 2020 as the pandemic hit. policymakers suggest the fed could begin raising rates some time in 2022. i spoke to a senior market strategist at bravo bank in new york about inflation, which has hit its highest level in a
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decade. the fed says it is transitory. >> the sort of inflation we see at the moment is being driven by supply-side issues with respect to constraints in a supply chains, etc., and the fed does not have the tools to combat that sort of inflation. raising interest rates does not help you get a ship from asia over to the u.s., so raising interest rates right now could prove counterproductive on the inflation story. the fed's ability to control inflation is when it comes to tempering demand, and that is not merrily the sort of inflation we are seeing right now -- that is not primarily the sort of inflation we are seeing right w. the interest rate channel impacts a lot of different avenues, including the housing market, for example. it can increase the cost of
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mortgages. it also affects corporate america, significantly, and in turn, it can affect employment. it really is absolutely critical, even for the average consumer on the street. it is not just wall street impacted by these decisions. >> let's take a look at trading action. wall street adding to its earlier gains, so the dow jones rallying about 300 points to reverse a four-day slide. investors relieved that stimulus will not be removed quite yet. major european indices closed higher as well. gains between 1% and 1.5% in london, paris, and frankfurt. the macron administration has unveiled spending plans for 2022, tricky in a year which will see an election.
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opposition candidates have already accused macron of overspending in order to gain votes in the election next year. the finance minister defended the emergency stimulus, which he said protected the french people and economy. >> [speaking foreign language] kate: netflix has bought the rights to all works by the late rolled all, -- the late rohl
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dahl. >> it is a mouthwatering announcement. both children and adults. this time, it is not charlie who has won a visit to the chocolate factory, but netflix viewers will dive into the imaginary world of roald dahl. it is now taking over the family business, which manages the rights to his works. from "matilda" to "james and the giant peach," many of the classic novels have already been adopted -- adapted for televisi or into place, but the move is also an attempt to remain ahead of streaming competitors with 209 million
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subscribers worldwide, netflix is still leading the streaming race, head of amazon prime, whose 175 million e-commerce mbers have access to its own streaming platform. competition is fierce with the likes of apple tv and disney+ also trying to close in. in europe, a swedish company is adding on sports rights to the premier league and formula one to cause havoc in the streaming market in the years to come, a market that has surged over the past year with subscriptions rocketing during lockdowns. kate: a little bit of a trip down memory lane there. mark: my daughter used to love "the fantastic mr. fox." kate: excellent choice. mark: brings back a lot t of grt memories.
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which brings us to the other side of our studio with james, not with a giant peach, but with an interesting tablet. james: an uncooperative tablet at any rate. two stories related to covid-19. the first is media here in france with 111,000 followers. what public can see with this particular media is they have been showing quite a forcible arrest that took place in french polynesia. you can see some of the scenes here, but he was being pulled out, hauled out, and he ended up resisting that arrest quite passionately, and the scenes were then shared around the world, and what a lot of people were saying or proclaiming us that the arrest was as a result of his using hydroxychloroquine
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and ivermectin to treat covid-19. that media that i mentioned basically said this brutal arrest was directly as a result for how he was treating to -- choosing to treat patients for covid-19. in france, it look at the past, doctors are allowed to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. the health counsel has advised against this type of treatment. it is certainly unorthodox and not seen as the right approach, but doctors are still using this approach, so actually, you cannot arrest someone for doing this in the first place, so -- but that is how it was being presented. if you look at local state broadcasters in polynesia, they spoke to the police, they gathered the facts in this particular case, and what emerged is that in fact, he had
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assaulted by throwing objects at a bailiff who had come to ask him to speak to professional counsel. a complaint had been issued. you can look at this as should a complaint have been issued, should he have been brought in front of this professional counsel -- they are all valid questions, but he threw objects at this bailiff, who had to take eight days off work because of the injuries involved. that is why he was called out of surgery in that way. mark: so it was not actually because of the prescribing of hydrochloric one. it was because he assaulted the bailiff -- it was not actually because of the prescribing of hydrochloric when -- hydroxychloroquine. it was because he assaulted the bailor. >> right. the manner of the arrest was
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linked to that. mark: right. james: that is one piece of inaccurate news that has been circulating related to covid-19. mark: staying with covid-19, a doctor in idaho going stateside, claiming the mrna vaccines cause cancer, and that claim has gained traction online. i suspect this claim is -- do tell me. james: he has become quite a controversial figure, using terms such as needle rape to describe the covid vaccine. it is not surprising he would be a controversial figure. he is a pathologist with a laratory. one of the reasons he became so central to the news of late is because of statements he made about his observations in his laboratory.
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he claims to have seen 20 times increase in incidence of uterus cancer cpared tprevious times. let's just take a listen perhaps to what he haseen saying in an interview that has been no viewed over one million times. >> the pattern of these types of immune cells in the body that keep cancer in check. since january 1, in the laboratory, i have seen 20 times increase of endometrial cancer over what i see on an annual basis. i'm not exaggerating at all. james: so that's the claim. he has a laboratory. he is a pathologist, so it carries a certain amount of weight, and it went all over the web. what happened was, one the fact checking media --e had referenced a study done about mrna vaccines that goes back to 2018, so prior to
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this particular pandemic, but related to the technology used in these vaccines. he referenced this research in a that mrna vaccines cause uterus cancer. the fact checkers got onto this gentleman, who i behin that research, and he very plainly stated that no publications demonstrated mrna vaccines caused cancer or autoimmune disease. some of what he claimed on this research was able to go to the source of what he was basing those claims on, and the researcher said actually, that's not what i was saying. mark: and the very disturbing fact that a medical professional talked about a 20 fold increase in this cancer.
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james: whatever is going on in his clinic perhaps is an uptick in problems, but unconnected. mark: james, truth or faith. kate, always truth, never the fake.
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