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but. this is headline stories russia. targeting the nord stream. germany. free europe the energy project completed. waiting hours for. the state of britain's health service has brought into sharp focus we talk to hospital the crisis in the n.h.s. . too much people. through. fear no. grief.
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for russia president putin. with me in russia tens of thousands of tickets being sold for the passenger service. from moscow to the world places or to international my names you know you're welcome to the program the. following site slumped on russia's nord stream to european gas pipeline by the united states foreign minister sergei lavrov has spoken out saying there is no doubt the project will be completed. states so it will be finished despite all these threats i am convinced that 1st of all the europeans understand their commercial interests in terms of ensuring long term energy security secondly of course they were humiliated and the words we heard from the german side show that our european partners still have their self respect north
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stream 2 is the gas pipeline being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea at over a 1000 kilometers long it will be capable of transferring 55000000000 cubic meters of gas per year which translates supplying almost $30000000.00 high souls you are shit out of imports now and how europe has the fight the us to get affordable russian fuel washington has weaponized sanctions its official along with spending on nukes the army and cyber sanctions in the us 2020 military budget it started in mission for the year the elimination of one of russia's gas trees into europe currently under construction in the united states commends all our european partners who have taken a strong stand against north stream 2 and we commend others to do the same germany is totally controlled by russia because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of
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their energy from russia and a new pipeline this pipeline if completed. would make europe even more dependent on russian energy we don't want your energy supplies to be defended and. to be fair washington has been backed into a corner here it's been arguing and puffing over the project for years dishing out threats and blackmail but to no avail the threat of sanctions has seen key european contractor all seize hold its operations nevertheless in an admittedly rare act of disobedience to the us europe has been on russia's side determined to have the pipeline built as a matter of principle the e.u. opposes the imposition of sanctions against you companies conduct a legitimate business deal is in federal government it's against extraterritorial sanctions we don't approve of this practice we oppose especially extraterritorial sanctions that hit german and european companies. washington has decided that even
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the closest nato allies don't deserve mercy if the us geo political and commercial ambitions are at stake why while it's easy follow the money russia doesn't ask much for its gas and nord stream too will be europe's cheapest way of getting the blue fuel and that's in stark contrast to the alternative 6 washington is trying to force feed on its treasured allies across the atlantic shale gas because really there's only one economy that has to be strong uncle sam's even at the expense of its nato partners and the made in america stamp may be fancy but the markup for the freedom brand makes the whole affair outright economically stupid for the e.u. also washington's been trying to convince brussels that tightening its belt and enjoying a bit extra economic stress is well worth it because it's all for
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a good cause supporting a nother european a fresh. the need ukraine which had been left out of the pipeline deal will keep working together to stop the nord stream to project that undermines your creates economic and strategic security we do not want our european friends to fall prey to the kind of political and economic manipulation russia has attempted in ukraine since it cast off its soviet shackles it would create another tool for the kremlin to use russia's energy resources to divide europe and undermine and destabilize ukraine it was almost like russia listened because hours before sanctions hit north stream 2 construction mosco in kiev shook hands on a gas transit deal so europe all out winds from the pipeline both economically and geopolitically seeing russia and ukraine finally touch base again and this statement by the u.s. envoy to germany hasn't aged well at all currently there is
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a lot of talk in germany about doing more for europe and we believe that when it comes to north stream 2 we have taken an extremely pro european position washington's crocodile tears are not fooling anyone anymore trying to maintain a compassionate face pretending it's acting in the best of intentions only to have itself exposed as a super bully rolling out one creative plot after the other of forcing its will on friend and foe alike or for the nord stream spokesperson told r.t. that completing the project is essential for european energy security being that work will be finished as soon as possible hugh bronson from the alternative for germany party thomas fassbender a journalist and former businessman both say the us has once again demonstrated its wish to keep russia and europe away from each other. america doesn't have to be part of every deal that is made on the planet and there are important of course our
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most important and i and germany on the other hand i have no problem whatsoever to quote the allies under pressure which is not sort of an act of friendship i believe that the americans were hoping that their pressure would work along the way at some earlier point and now they don't they realize the europeans are very firm they want to complete north korean too they want to have the cheaper russian gas delivered to europe and only now are they taking actions because they realize that the game is lost and now they're putting on sanctions to make it difficult for russia and the europeans to close the deal the u.s. are interested so maintain a rift between western europe and russia because they need in the future more than even more than in the present they need. to have a close ally and did a highly disciplined approach us atlantic western europe at their site the
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interests of the us is geared it will not work that way because europe is not strong enough to compete as a power of its own with us china russia but on the other hand is too strong to simply full the u.s. to everywhere they want to go. right let's turn attention to the u.k. now where a woman has died after waiting 6 hours for an unbalance on a freezing pavement and wheels she broke her foot sites at her home but the next day she died after going into cardiac arrest the ambulance service explained the delay by saying that it's not only the welsh but the entire national health service that's under pressure. we are sorry that our response took longer than we would have liked on this occasion lengthy waits for an ambulance or a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system not just in wales but across the u.k. the death of a woman clearly
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a true tragedy for the family involved but it also exposes a much wider crisis in the n.h.s. r.t. shadi edwards dusty told me earlier. woman has died after breaking a foot just outside her home and wells but later she died in hospital after having cardiac arrest she waited 6 hours for an ambulance service despite neighbors running around trying to keep her warm as possible she had to wait for a long amount of time here's the father's account of what happened. that she was waiting. told us that they were dealing with a heavy influx of calls and. when there was. this time we were told they were doing the best but they didn't know when they would get. the call handler told those people calling the 999 services that they would be there as soon as possible despite that they have to wait 6 hours they also said it was in a state of the welsh and it just but the entirety of the united kingdom's national
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health service but as we know the british state funded health care system really has come under fire as of late many many allegations against the hospitals are woefully understaffed and woefully under equipped as well pos of course cuts of the n.h.s. has really become a complete epidemic within the n.h.s. leading to very lengthy waiting times but as we know this tragic incident in wales is just one of several incidents.
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well the n.h.s. has been held as a beacon of british society of course it's been in operation since 1948. but we are as many people outside the london hospital what their thoughts were on the crisis in the n.h.s. . it's been 6 hours just waiting in the hospital just to get a couple stitches on the feeds for my husband last night he had to wait in the embassy was not then when we called he said to the minimum to always wait and he had to drive himself to the hospital for in the next $29.00. they were there within minutes there are more it never had a prob the saying it's a worry too much people. this is not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctors will be looking out for the both what happens is the ambient people call and leave the patient until. they get seen so i think that's part of reason why it takes a long pair for
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a new car for you to control and if you've got a call from a viewer in population adding to the existing population every year enjoy not be able to hospital if you're not building new doctors for agrees cold we're turning well this isn't of course the only scandal or the n.h.s. has found itself as of late of course we understand that during post trade tales the n.h.s. has become a topic of conversation now during the election period of course which was just ended last week we know the opposition leader jeremy called the most challenging boris johnson accusing him of being on the path to selling off the n.h.s. we've now got evidence on the boris johnson the n.h.s. is on the table and will be up for sale he tried to cover it up in a secret and this is the reality usubov time to go see a chanst n.h.s.
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is for sale but truth be told as a barrel of issues that the n.h.s. faces of course the more obvious like cuts to services but also. so an aging population a growing population evolving health care needs but of course one of the biggest factors has to be the increase on the reliance on privatizing action within the n.h.s. service so as you can see the n.h.s. system and crisis is not dialing down and time soon ortiz going underground has been discussing the plight of britain's health service with veteran journalist john pilger his new documentary describes how a revolving door of special interest groups are intent on pushing for the privatisation of the n.h.s. . health care for all on the basis of need not ability to pay the debts. and support chief. n.h.s. has been refurbished from a public service to something for profit expectations. unknown to most the public. around the house of parliament. the offices of so-called think tanks
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lobbyists and professional propagandists they used words like reform. partnership. none of these positive terms. have any real meaning anymore what they mean by reform is is privatizing and destroying. but yes they would deny that but they've created this extraordinary for cabaret as they've created their own persona they hope of legitimacy. because they have so many now people within parliament and so many people from the private healthcare industry in the department of and they the problem of health they feel they can get away with this this is brought to you get out this is modern corporatism it how it works it's it's it's greatest and
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least understood weapon is propaganda. on historic day for russia this monday that really a section of the crimean bridge which connects mainland russia with crimea has been officially opened the russian president was on board for the inaugural crossing to leave the track it was done as well. the railway station in simferopol the capital of crimea the one that i used to arrive at as a little good to go to the seaside didn't see a single passenger train from mainland russia for more than 5 years because there was an old train route from moscow to crimea but it goes through ukraine and because of the kiev blockade of the peninsula it was shut down well of course crimea do want an alternative and now they finally got it what crimea is do want is
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they want to travel to russia to see their relatives also they want the prices for goods to be cheaper now when it comes to holiday makers some people can't afford a plane ticket to the peninsula well now they can use the train i can tell you that the russian president came out of the wide blue train hopefully you can see it behind my shoulder over there and dish was the 1st train to cross the bridge now that's not really a train where people that people could buy tickets for but there's another one that just departed from st petersburg and actually you can just think of it it will take more than 40 hours to cross the entire european part of russia before that train bound for service the fall from st petersburg will reach this bridge but just for a moment let's go back to talking about the bridge itself for you to understand how
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much of an engineering technological marvel it is i can tell you that the effort that was put in by the construction workers it was so big they had to endure 10000 hours of rough seas but for some other facts about the bridge have a look at this little clip.
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the people were cheering the crowd that you can see behind my shoulder of course for them there is a lot to celebrate i can tell you that tens of thousands of tickets of already been solved and of course that is explained by the high demand that i mentioned there will be another train that will be departing the russian capital very soon and trains from all other cities are still to come so it will get very busy just wait for the holiday season to begin and you'll see it all. among the stories after the break turkey boosts its military support to libya's un recognized government just as the west strikes oil deals with a rival administration that's closing in on tripoli we get into the. next guys are financial survival guide liquid assets are those that you can burn
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20 minutes into the program welcome back murder kidnap and torture are no permitted for informants working for m i 5 the u.k.'s domestic security service a landmark tribe you know explained that otherwise it would be impossible for them to maintain their cover. if no prosecution authorities made aware when such a case occurs then de facto the informant has been given carte blanche to act as the like right so let's go through this agency and informants are permitted to commit crimes when it's in the interest of national security or wherever the new judgment doesn't detail that types of crimes a lot and does not confer absolute immunity i'm not saying that decision lord justice singh said this case raises one of the most profound issues which can face a democratic society governed by the rule of law by prime minister boris johnson
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plans to strengthen u.k. law and bring it into line with the u.s. the measures are supposed to aid counter-terror to vaduz as well as. missions former british intelligence officer i mean the sean believe the government is doing it to crack down on whistleblowers and activists i think this new ruling from the invest 3 powers tribunals does actually implied that m i 5 can pick and choose whether or not to allow any of the agents in the field to get in on any sort of crime up to and including murder and torture and kidnapping and this is a very legal gray area and i sized because they're governed by a parliamentary out called the security service act 1909 m i 5 does not have an explicit provision like that under the rules governing it so what this tribunal is trying to establish was how far they could go in justifying what their field agents could do and it still remains a grey area so reason for this ruling is nothing to do with the what the 5 agents
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get up to in the field i think this reflects a great concern of the government which is to update the official secrecy the rules and they are doing this to bring it in line with the american laws which are much more draconian to crack down on whistleblowers and activists. conflict instability and war ravaged libya is intensifying turkey has pledged to increase its military assist. since to the un recognized government of the north african state i'm chris unfoldment however comes as general huffed are they head of a rival libyan administration closes in on the capital tripoli since the 2011 are pricing the country remains split between different militias and political camps at the root of all this is the fight over africa's most abundant oil reserves and the libyan national army controls most of the strategic oil fields say it's no surprise that different countries rushed to strike oil deals and made his tripoli you'll
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fence of your senior correspondent do you. 8 years ago in a matter of a few months nato bombs transformed libya from one of the richest states in africa to a playground for warlords world's biggest slave market the capital of human trafficking having messed things up beyond repair and all recognition the intervention team withdrew 8 years later it's round to. turkey recently upset almost everyone in the mediterranean when it carved out a good portion of the sea between itself and libya a huge area rich in oil and gas and by libya i mean the un backed government of national accord one of the governments fighting for control of the country in return for the g.n.a.s. signature turkey promised them support meaning guns lots of guns
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there are. 2 key will not turn from the agreement it has reached with libya we are we'll aware of the intensification of infos to overthrew the legitimate libyan government if necessary we will increase the military size of our support and take advantage of all kinds of opportunities on land the sea and their general have effectively leads the other government through his libyan national army he now controls most of the country most of the oil land he's winning turkey is threatening to deploy soldiers to stop him it accuses egypt the u.a.e. and russia of supporting him. 8 years ago russia and china stood against intervention saying it would lead to chaos for which they were ridiculed it turns out they were right though no one likes to be reminded the russian strategy in libya is extremely responsible it has no geo political
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dimension. and puts libyan interests at the forefront we are not on any side of the conflict. on paper france supports the g n a it is after all the un recognized government they've said flowery things called for peace hosted fruitless summits that led nowhere so it was strange when the g.n.a.t. came out and accused france of supporting a warlord. we are surprised that france does not support our government that is democratic but supports a dictator a few months after those words french weapons were seen in the hands of how stars forces advanced weapons things have become very serious serious enough to jolt an old school interventionist into action. 8 years ago the united states led the mob the bombed libya into oblivion they
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cheered and literally laughed when gadhafi was tortured to death by rebels yes we came we sat there and he died. the laughter stopped when the same rebels that hillary helped murdered the american ambassador now they're concerned more so than they've been for years what changed countless thousands have been butchered in the years since the intervention why speak out now concerned about libya external military intervention threatens prospects for peace united states deplores attacks on innocent civilians and calls on all sides to free him from escalation only a political settlement will resolve the conflict oh does it military intervention threaten peace sad irony aside we're getting closer to the whole point of this proxy free for all as usual it was trump that said what everyone was thinking the
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president recognize field-marshal have torah significant role in fighting terrorism and securing libras oil resources and the 2 discussed a shared vision for a leader's transition to a stable democratic political system or oil oil or oil is it a coincidence that french weapons turned up at the hands of hostiles troops and then suddenly france's total energy giant wins a huge stake in an oil field controlled. by half italian any was pumping almost 400000 barrels of oil a day from libya as of last year a country locked in a bloody civil war and then making millions american conoco phillips owns 16 percent of an oil field controlled by half the libyans aslaug a 1000 a bloody stalemate no one cares but suddenly when the balance of power appears to
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shift when one side appears to be winning and when things could change in the oil pumps could stop suddenly they're concerned again in the question is about what lives or barrels. for middle east expert edmund ghareeb think step the scramble for libya's all will only lead to more conflict in the already on stable country. they want peace and that in their own terms and that's what makes this situation much more complicated than libya and it's even becomes more complicated because of the numerous players i know who are intervening in libya's internet up to the side of the external whether it's you european pollers risotto intervention. france it's a leave britain that saw the united states nato becoming involved based on a number of regional players also becoming involved and libya's internal affairs
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supporting this party or that party and particularly after the collapse of the dr jean this circle in my opinion the struggle over the resources danger dr like you to see coming up in the coming decades how we are going to see struggle for control of oil and so this is going to be a system libya becomes like a a pipe that's are being divided among different. and more great programs got their start here in moments in our team international and then i'm back out the top of the hour with all here latest global news updates this monday as they close. on else still seemed wrong. but all wrong just don't call. me while yet to see how this thing comes to advocate and in detroit because the trail.
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went something to find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground . god definitely once the innocent to be set free now the question is what happens when that doesn't occur like in the case of this gentleman where he was wrongly convicted. the man was falsely convicted he lost 20 years of his life who knows how he was abused in prison maybe.


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