was. the russian sports world is reeling after the country was banned for 4 years from a major international tournament. in the park with the showed still strong know how could they punish the whole country all athletes no matter whether they deserved or not they should just punish those who were guilty. after 6 hours of talks in paris the leaders of russia ukraine france and germany agreed to implement a cease fire in eastern ukraine by the end of the year. and a new feminist version of the classic tale snow white is released with a twist of the plods we debate the trend of updating classic characters to make them more diverse and inclusive. this is political correctness god i say out for little girls everywhere let's prepare some of these young ladies for reality feel that we don't push them into a cold hard world where they have to been for themselves and there is no one there
to save them and a white. very warm welcome to you you're watching artie international with me nikki aaron always we begin with the latest from the czech republic where 6 people have been killed in a shooting at a hospital that's according to the country's health ministry police deployed a helicopter and special units to locate a male suspect according to local reports the suspects vehicle was eventually tracked down the man took his own life as police began closing in on him we'll bring you more on this story as and when we get it stay with us for that. there is a moment of anger and frustration for russian sports after the country's flag was banned for 4 years from all major world tournament's decision was made by the world anti-doping agency or was a lot of
a putin has expressed his support for russian athletes. punishment must not be collective and i think people who have nothing to do with violations of their own lives complaining against the russian olympic committee if there are no complaints the country should compete under its national as stated in the charter it was his decision contradicts the limited charter we have grounds to appeal to cas what is there is moscow is being punished for tampering with a database of drug test results clean athletes will be able to compete under a neutral flag but russian officials are prohibited from attending major sporting events or the country won't be allowed to host any tournament now the list of events that russia's been excluded from is a extensive it includes the olympic and paralympic games in tokyo 2020 and then football's before world cup in qatar that will be held 2 years after that russia was the last host of that event and its players will now have to go as neutrals if
they qualify russians to him a yearly is among those athletes who have to prove they're clean no she failed a drug test in 2013 and she was suspended for 16 months that was before the and before the real live picture received another this suspension for mel donia but took the mountain sports highest court and won so she was reinstated or went on to win 2 silver medals here's what she thinks about the water decision. that it showed still struggle how could they punish the whole country all athletes no matter whether they deserved or not they should just punish those who are guilty whether they are for solder or athletes who were involved in something but punishing the whole country all our young athletes just because someone did something wrong athletes shouldn't be deprived of the opportunity to represent their own country i believe it shows that politics has come into sport because they do allow clean athletes to compete under the neutral flag but they don't want to
see the russian flag there or anyone representing our country. to me now here in the book i have already hired a lawyer however found in that my sound in ordinary life if you break a rule once it doesn't matter if it's a drive in the fans were fired he will not be punished twice for that i hope it will be worth now but i can't be sure about that but it could be worse than it was before rio i was reinstated fully a limp exhaust on the very day the games began and i was sick for half a year now and not reacting the same way even if i'm not allowed to compete i'm almost a grandma for the world of sport then that's my fate and what can i do i just want to advise other athletes not to worry and to hire lawyers don't expect anyone to help you help yourself. so the water has given the russian anti-doping agency $21.00 days to decide if they want to pursue that course if it up to do so the case will be taken to the court of arbitration for sport and next thing our share of
skin our breaks down the water ruling for us. imagine a person that robs a bank steals let's say a $1000000.00 gets caught gets prison time gets out like a near your early for good behavior but then the police tells him you know we're not sure you actually stole a 1000000 maybe your stole more so we're going to push imprison back again or that is basically the logic which the world anti-doping agency applied to the whole nation of russia in their decision on monday to ban the country from major sports competitions in the world saying that russian athletes can compete individually but they have to again prove that they have not used any kind of doping. the position of the russian olympic committee stays the same the sanctions are inadequate not logical and too severe we would do our best for the russian olympic team to participate in the upcoming games in japan under the colors of the russian trickle or due to the terms of the olympic charter. whether someone committed
a crime fair enough he or she should be punished for that but it is quite unclear how exactly stripping a nation of its flag in a major sports competitions across the planet can actually solve 'd the problem of fighting against doping you're not. proven guilty and i'm in and you don't do to your guilty and he can prove you're innocent a complete reversal of justice system but it's always been that way you've got to think about what's on the world anti-doping agency has jurisdiction it doesn't at yours dictionary to the russian authorities become sanction russian politicians for all it can do essentially reset it and take actions relative to schools so it's come up with this international standard to code compliance where signatories which is used to sanction russia this time round. on top of everything it seems that waters decision from monday was made in such
a haste that they have no clue how to actually navigate in that decision the biggest example of that is probably the situation with your wife and fifa tournament where we are where you quite expect to. these sanctions will not affect in any way russian part of the upcoming your. 1st of all it's a continental tournament not of world qualification for or for compartmented to. is again within the competence of us but should it make it to the 2022 world cup in qatar it may be stripped of its flag of its anthem and it may be participating as a neutral country and if you're not yet confused enough they already said directly that should russia appeal to cas the court for arbitration of sports and this process takes longer than the official preparation for next summer's olympics
russia will go to next summer's olympics in tokyo as a full fledged nation but then if the ban is implemented late it might miss out on the 2024 summer olympic games in paris so this is all surrounded by a lot of confusion and at the same time russia says that it's not planning to give up the sports minister of the country bible club golf insists that all the information for the reinstatement of has been provided to the world anti-doping agency. experts who provided convincing on says unfortunately they haven't heard us resign or has time to appeal initially when we handed over the database we said let's investigate the database together so that we can make a full decision we wanted to have a kind of mechanism if we don't want to be objective decision let's do it like this was saddam has all the necessary opportunity he could have taken a different approach from whichever side you look at it monday's decision by water looks like a vocal and very harsh indictment of the russian sports it might send shock waves and reverberations in the country sport for many years to come but it might
actually be the beginning of a new struggle of a new battle the legal one when russia takes its case to cast the court of arbitration for sports in laws on switzerland and we are expecting this to be made quite quickly before the end of this year this is a punitive action against including the insured ones i'm not convinced me more i'm just if you can she. i think you're right if it's not it's pretty clear with there's no evidence of this against them this may be raising a human rights issue whether. they're going to raise this before the court of protection. i'm not entirely certain but we have to accept that there is a when we think of them and they're involved and i think they're actually applying a very ambiguous moral and a motive course. they once were softer in terms of a lot very much that is are they rushed into the election rushing off lots of expect with great anticipation to see what the i.o.c. to respond. point in that's what it's doing it's like saying i'm going to come in
to take the case away from you and i will decide who comes and goes out. he said if it's for eastern ukraine or showing signs of progress with both moscow and kiev finding common ground on a number of issues the leaders of russia ukraine france and germany held 6 hours of talk was in paris aimed at result in the conflict this broke out back in 2014 with eastern regions seeking independence from kiev president vladimir putin and his ukrainian counterpart vladimir the lenski both describe the meeting as positive. is there a thaw in our relations i think yes of course we have discussed a broad range of issues and made progress on many of them to me it's all of that gives grounds to believe that the process is moving in the right direction. with regards to our peace we have met and i think it's a great steps towards peace i mean it was long and difficult for us not the mood of
the. strain of the should. and a written statement both leaders agreed to implement a complete ceasefire by the end of this year and a complete all full prisoner swap as well they also committed to withdrawing troops from certain conflict zones before april next year and to ensuring that these are de mali and trying to report. so has there been a breakthrough in paris or not well the new president of ukraine and president vladimir putin of russia shook hands for the 1st time they spoke one on one to each other for the 1st time and spent an entire day and the residence of french president emmanuel back crawdad with 2 of europe's key peace brokers the leader of france and the leader of germany and we do have to remember that this is something that hadn't happened for 3 years while in some cases after such tough difficult talks the sides can't even agree on a joint statement after
a day of negotiations well this time they did provide a list of common conclusions and one section from that document is very important because it paves the way for potentially a complete cease fire along the front line and east ukraine and also an overwhelming prisoner exchange between the 2 sides which is supposed to happen before new year's eve during the press conference vlad armor selenski was absolutely frank that he was delighted that this was made possible as not you know come to want to choose to be honest i don't know how to control the situation 20 times in nearly 6 years decided to try to reach a cease fire and 20 times the cease fire has been violent as you've said here in paris we have treated the issues very seriously now that it's being dealt with at a high level i think it's going to be sold by the end of the year. i can tell you
that russia has so to say prioritized the following elements of the midst agreements that is the need for key have to grant special political status to the breakaway republics of low gods and donetsk and that has to be somehow reflected in the constitution and also the demand that needs to hold free and democratic elections and this republic this is something that kiev it seems hasn't been keen to do seem at all however for of the government in kiev the element that is absolutely essential is the one that is supposed to lead to the full handover of the control of the border between russia and the breakaway republics of lugansk and that he had skipped a lot of our approaches and did remind everyone that when it comes to the minsk accord the control over the border does come after the political section by. the
music's of launching read the minsk accords they say ukraine will begin to establish control over the russians on bus border the day after elections are held in the region and that is what the documents use and why undermine the grievance and rewrite their content cd if we alter one article then the others are likely to be altered as well and will ultimately. i do have to say that there have been concerns that the government of the legs won't be able to fulfill their part of the agreement at all in the near future because of the pressure that's been mounting on him domestic only the anti russian pro-war lobby is still very strong and any baby steps that selenski could potentially make towards russia could lead to some serious political damage for him as a whole common conclusions being made by the normandy quartet that say that the russian and ukrainian sides will remain interested. in trying to find ways to
somehow reach a compromise when it comes to these most difficult elements of the minsk agreement that i mention and also most importantly there will be another summit of the normandy quartet you move in 4 months so the contacts on the most high profile level between berlin paris kiev and moscow will continue. on for reaction analysis and updates on this story you can head to our website dot com. still to come russia's top diplomat has touched down in washington d.c. where is expected to hold talks with president trump after the break we'll look at what topics are likely to dominate led me to. join me every thursday on the alex simon sure and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
welcome back bob writes in germany has a feminist version of the classic tale snow white and the adaptation has a surprise twist. tales give you the chance to teach kids about important values and i think diversity is simply not addressed. to such an important concepts you want your children to grow value.
well it's not the 1st time a classic tells been given a modern make overs in a new version of aladdin released this year princess jasmine has high aspirations to become sometime in the original she just wanted to find her soul mate and in a remake of the 989 classic little mermaid a black actress plays the lead role in that cause a backlash some criticized attempts to alter traditional characters but others were these e asdic saying it was a win for diversity but we discussed the trend with current t.v. and radio host and reese everson women's rights advocates. this is political correctness god mad i say out for little girls everywhere that it's no longer ok to
be a housewife and a princess you know on the one hand we want to tell little girls that you can be anything you want to be and less it means being in a traditional relationship maybe being a housewife wanting to be a princess that it's not ok you know i'm all for equal rights and i'm all for feminism but this is just wrong there's no reason that we should take away fantasy and fairy tales and this story does just that this german father has rewrote this thing in a way where it just slaps reality in the face of children absolutely not i think we've done young ladies a disservice for many many years by promising them this fairy tale and pushing it into their head as little girls so that when they grow up they're expecting to meet this guy who's ready to take them on is their wife and marry them and pay the bills and and be the head of the household and for a lot of women those the statistics say that that's actually no longer reality the reality for so many women unfortunately is that we won't get to have that fanciful
stay at home fairytale story it sounds good and many of us would love to have it but let's prepare some of these young ladies for reality so that we don't push them into a cold hard world where they have to fend for themselves and there is no one there to save them on a white horse i'm sure reese you would agree you know if you could find a guy on a white horse to just take you away and sweep you off your feet that would be a good fantasy doesn't mean it's going to happen but it's nice to read the story and why take that away from little girls rather than getting into this fanciful tale let's just as the elements that allow us to bring it to the future and allow our girls the chance to you know probably create a future for themselves that looks more like what they would like it to or what they're capable of having versus some. far off this new fairy tale that may never happen you know just forcing down their throat that the only way that you can have validity is to have a career and being
a housewife is no longer ok i don't know that that's necessarily the right thing here and it sounds good to allow children to live in this fantasy world but we've got to give them some truth so that they can begin to grow into skill sets in people who can actually function in the real world taking the 7 dwarfs and making them women and then having snow white travel around the world you know with the prince and they're not romantically involved i mean this is just changing the entire story i do believe we need to empower women but i don't think we need to emasculate men in the process and i think we should lock the door of speed worse than they should be males. russia's foreign minister has arrived in washington for a working visit so a lot of rob is expected to meet secretary of state my pump and president donald trump the meeting cousins have been officially confirmed yes but it would come just a day after the u.s. justice department's watchdog ruled that the f.b.i. is russia probe was justified lavrov this visit also comes against the backdrop of
the impeachment inquiry into trump of the what's being called ukraine gate parties one looks at the backlog of pressing issues that moscow and washington hope to make progress on. it's hard to imagine a worse time for russia and the u.s. to meet you wait a few years the way things are good and oh it will be even worse pressing issues at stake things that could no longer be delayed things that effect you will see 50 my 60 the entire world. control most important for sure range ballistic weapons ever since the u.s. and russia pulled out of the i.m.f. treaty locking horns over who had. later the terms things have been escalating understand how awful these things are with your brand of the mill nuclear weapons
both sides know where they are they can detect launches potentially intercept them with short range intermediate weapons there's no warning which makes both sides and europe protected by the i.m.f. panicky with these weapons it's better to press early rather than late i want we definitely don't want to see our continent 1000000000 back to being a battlefield or a place where. other superpowers confront themselves belongs to a far away history. now another monumental agreement is in the law in the far so the speak start treaty which limits how many strategic nuclear weapons a country can field and it's expiring in about a year which is why russia wants a new treaty in place but russia is ready to prolong the new start treaty as soon
as possible before the end of the year comes without any preconditions so far no response from washington but rumor has it trump wants a deal that would bring in china to russia wants to make a deal very much on arms. world so certainly really. you know. we may later. now all talk for now this is what this meeting is about talking enough to finally resolve this. control is just one part of the problem now is waging a p.r. war against russia spy scandals hacking accusations sanctions and threats of more rudy giuliani's communications with president trump could be monitored by the russians russia may have. and listening and russians are working to so doubt russia's information warfare the escalation would be sensible little reason and
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