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sports a top court projects an appeal by russia's anti-doping agency to overturn a ban on russian athletes but reduces it to 2 years the court of arbitration for sports a decision means that the russian national flag will not be seen at international sporting events until the end of 2022. also to come a russian president vladimir putin wraps up his annual q. and a session with journalists and the public lasting just over 4 hours for the 1st time it was done remotely via video link through to covert 19. russia was the 1st country in the world to come up with and stop producing its own facts we see an
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expansion we see nato infrastructure coming close its borders shouldn't we respond to this i haven't decided yet whether i will be running for the 2024 election. and french president emmanuel tests positive for cover 19 but he will continue to work remotely during a self isolation period. casting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our t. international i'm sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us now sports a top court has rejected an appeal by russia's anti-doping agency after the world governing body banned its athletes from competing at international events it has been a saga of accusations starting with claims of state sponsored doping to tampering with databases artie's peter oliver as the story. 2 year ban certainly
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a lot better than a 4 year ban however you look at it there is some on happiness from the russian side that they say a number of their points weren't listened to the world governing body had wanted a 4 year ban the court of arbitration for sport opting for 2 years instead what it means though is that clean athletes those that can prove that they've passed drug tests over a set period of time will be able to compete under a neutral flag they will be able to have the name rusher on their uniforms and the uniforms can also bear the the russian trickle off flag even though that flag can't be flown those tournament's and the russian national anthem also can't be on those tournament either hope that's all very clear russian officials in sport also won't be able to take part in tolerance over that period of time but can be invited guests of honor at the russian side well it's really the best they could have hoped for as i said it's better than the original 4 year ban but they still say that
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there was a number of points they put forward that weren't listened to by the court as we understand not all our points were heard but we do welcome a responsible and reasonable approach towards clean russian athletes and a principle of collective responsibility imposed by water towards all russian sports the court acted fair when agreed with the logic of the russian side open agence e and other international sports organizations and rejected sanctions on innocent russian athletes the world anti-doping agency aren't happy they wanted this to be a 4 year ban to send a big message to to anybody considering doping in the future wilder is pleased to have won this landmark case we are however disappointed that the cas panel did not endorse each and every one of our recommended consequences for the 4 year period we requested this sends a clear message that institutionalized cheating and concerted efforts to subvert the. global anti doping system will not be tolerated so what will these
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restrictions mean it'll mean they'll be no team russia the tokyo olympics that it be rescheduled for next year and the paralympic games they'll be taking place in 2021 also also no team russia at the beijing winter olympics and power olympic games in 2022 and no team russia at the fifo world cup in qatar in 2022 where they can still take place because this is only this suspension this ban is only do fall tall evidence that sign up to water the world anti-doping agency fee for the world governing body of football does you a for the european governing body of football they do not that means there can be a team russia taking place at next year's european championships st petersburg which is said to be a host city at those championships will remain as a host city and st petersburg will also continue to host the 2021 year way for
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champions league final. the international olympic committee has said it is ready to hammer out a roadmap for implementing the court ruling earlier we discussed the implications with media and sports experts. if the 4 your ban had still been in place it would be the most severe punishment in the history of sport. so a reduction to 2 years are ok nobody's particularly thrilled about this but it it's a deal and i take care to say. this is the end of the road after 2 years presumably russia will be compliant with the war that the doping agencies procedures and it will be reintegrated back into world sport this appears to be the end of the road technically they could appeal it that could go to the swiss code record but they would have to show new evidence which i don't think there is any or that there have
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been some kind of procedural irregularities in other words a technical problem again i don't imagine that there are any and even if it did get to the swiss federal court it's by no means sure that they would go against the court of arbitration i think more southern lawyer do you know of the just lost patience because remember it is also the huge battle going on for control of the teams already so they're trying to play this nice also very very soon you started the usa you know to go be day they have all 'd their referee lined up to its back while we know that ranch 8 of us has not been signed into error so you're hoping that this will save the masses who are crying you know for russia. everything and anything always this is not the end this isn't the new middle east it is just going to be one of those sensors and you know that russia is falling down and. russian president vladimir putin has finished his annual q.
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and a session with the journalists and the public lasting just over 4 hours for the 1st time it was remote by video link due to covert 1000 still the russian leader in compassed all the crucial things on the minds of the russian public and media and his ego to john of was there for us at the residence of the russian president. it wasn't just a media conference it was a full on marathon which gyration fill literally a few only a few minutes short of 5 hours the range of topics discussed well it literally ranged from some very small and specific issues that affected maybe only a few 100 russians living in a remote village to some huge geo political aspects which could send ripples all over the world and the latter was what the question over the b.b.c. correspondent was about essentially he asked the russian president whether or not
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he felt at least a little bit at least partially responsible for the rather poor state of relations between russia and some western nations namely the united states and the united kingdom he also asked whether or not putin thought that russia was quote unquote all white and fluffy here is what lattimer putin had to say to that. yes we are peaceful and calm nato promised it wouldn't expanse of the u.s. but didn't deliver on this we see an expansion we see nato infrastructure coming closer to our borders shouldn't we respond to this who quit the antiballistic missile treaty it wasn't ours so we have to invent brand new types of weapons to protect us from a possible threat then our american colleagues left the i.n.f. treaty again not ours no it's our partners then they withdrew from the open skies treaty so what should we do leave everything as it is you're smart people so why do
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you think we are dumb. recently an investigation by belling caddick used russia and vladimir putin personally of using a military grade talks in so-called novi chalk against a prominent opposition figure in russia elects in a valley so vladimir putin said that he believed that that particular investigation . i was part of a foreign game of essentially over a foreign intelligence operation against the russian government another big topic which absolutely dominated the whole media conference was world covert of and everything about it was asked whether or not he had a job he said no he hadn't because the vaccine for his age group or was not yet fully available and that he would vaccinate himself as soon as this particular type of a vaccine for the elderly is in abundance russia was the 1st country in the world to
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come up with and start producing its own vaccine is 95 percent effective not a single serious case of side effects far and colleagues are ready to work with us i'd be glad for a world renowned specialist to join forces with russian partners i'm sure the result will be good. again another in your face question for vladimir putin asking literally as to will donald trump be offered a position in russia or a shelter in russia a diplomat diplomatic shelter a political shelter the way this is the one that for instance would snowden is enjoying right now so here's how glad i'm a putin addressed that question. russian hackers have never helps any american president get elected and never interfered in the domestic affairs of the usa these allegations are all used to make relations between our 2 nations worse to undermine
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the legitimacy of the still incumbent president of the us and in this case now our bilateral relations are hostage to american domestic issues all of these topics and we still just very very barely scratch the very surface of what has been discussed here in the past will almost 5 hours it's literally the very very tip of the iceberg in a lot of the issues discussed today were very russia specific but of course crucial and what the russian population really wanted to hear about and normally these media conferences they don't just and now it means that there will be a lot of work done there will be a lot of phone calls a lot of discussions this and a lot of governors around the world people people in power in the regions they maybe aren't feeling too easy they because they know they will be getting a cool so we'll see what comes out out of this particular media conference.
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early to taper reveals the join us and tried to warn u.s. officials about and limit widespread internet releases of u.s. information back in 2011 the tape came to light through conservative investigative outlets project veritas on the recording of allegedly speaks to cliff johnson an attorney at the state department. we have intelligence the. state department got a base i think. about it cables including. the classified cable news. spread around. it is of the degree that. we believe we think the next day in. public. some possibility still. goes on to say that classified cables had been stolen by a former wiki leaks colleague and we're being quote spread around the internet the
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week you leaks founder expressed concerns over possible danger to u.s. government employees he suggested authorities covertly removed the files from the internet and offered to help track them down but it appears that officials failed to take action on the information that he provided. we can from asian went on to become known as a cable gate more than 250000 classified u.s. state department cables were released into the public domain they contain the data on u.s. officials as well as information about washington's foreign policy and secret operations abroad and despite his efforts a songe feared extradition to the u.s. and in 2012 took refuge in london's ecuadorian embassy he was under investigation by washington for his role in quote publishing documents on possible u.s. war crimes in iraq and afghanistan last year british police dragged him from the embassy to a prison cell for breaching bail conditions while the extradition hearings continue
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we heard from the editor in chief of wiki leaks who believes the image of julian a sonnet should now change. this should have a tremendous weight because it's basically the argument that is in the narrative for the justice department in their indictment and try to use it to get a much of a lovely u.k. you know talking about irresponsible behavior and putting lives at risk now this evidence that you heard and i can confirm that this is authentic is not new to the courts in the u.k. transcript of for this conversation was presented to the court in september this was unbowed under julian's control or weaken his control this was betrayal by a former partner and a betrayal by a former media partner of the guardian no. this would show that there were some great care taken and trying to avoid any harm but that offer was was ignored the
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state department may came back to julian for more information and seem to have not done and seen based on his warning and keep in mind that wiki leaks and julian were not the primary publisher of the of these much e-mail at that time so only after that did we can leave the entire unit. it was only after all these warnings to the state departments which postulate that 1st one was on offer over to your earlier to the state department to cooperate so it's totally goes against the narrative in the indictment and to totally goes to show a world that we can lease and julian assaults with the a thing like a very responsible publisher all through the terrier still to come of the president of france is the latest leader in europe to test positive for the coronavirus details after a short break this is our 2 international. is
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a row data has been largely imperfect because there is more than just one conflict and are there good reasons not to trust the polls. practices r t international i mean french president has tested positive for covert 1000 official saying it will self isolate and continue to work remotely he reports. present that contest did positive for coke at 19 the latest world leader to do so that was because the palace said that he presented with some mild symptoms so apparently he had a dry cough and a fever he will now self isolate as is the rule here in france for the next 7 days but he will of course continue to carry out his functions as the head of state but he will do so remotely now the fact he's tested positive for 19 has many
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ramifications politically for ministers here in france and other individuals who have met him but also other european leaders we've heard in the last few hours that the belgian prime minister the portuguese prime minister and the spanish prime minister all had contact with mr mack on in the last few days and they will all now be self isolating we also heard that the president of the european council shall michel although he doesn't consider himself to have been a contact case he was at that european summit earlier this week with president mack on and he is also self isolating now this comes of course as france is battling with the virus a few weeks ago president machen said he hoped by this point in december we would be seeing around 5000 positive new cases every day the figure is still above 10000 every day and because of that france has had to delay some of the lifting off or strictures it had hoped to do on december 15th including opening cultural places
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they won't now be opening until at least january of next decision taken that i around the 7th but there is this hope that's being pinned on the fact that this vaccine. could be approved for use in europe in the next few weeks the prime minister who is also now in self isolation after meeting president was at the national assembly yesterday where he was outlining the timeline for hopefully administering that jap go. this yourself all conditions are met the 1st action nation could be from the last week of december 4th by mass vaccination from january this 1st face will last 6 to 8 weeks well there's a bit of a problem with this because people have been urged to do their civic duty in the past by the prime minister to go and have that job but it does seem as if there is a large section of french society who are not keen to line up for that vaccination
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for 19 days have shown that there is sort of this disconnect with the french public and the latest one showing that around a half of the individual surveyed said that they would not be getting that job now they've cited concerns such as effectiveness of the syrian side effects and the fact that they perhaps mistrust vaccines generally that's a theme that we've heard a lot about here in france now present my corn had said previously that he would get the vaccine but only when it was the right time to do so and he said that he wouldn't make that vaccine mandatory of course all eyes on how the president continues in terms of his health with this virus but there is a sense that there are plans in place if he does become ill with covert 900 seriously ill than it seems that the president of the senate would take from this d.t.'s but for the moment president matt corn has tested positive for 19 but it
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said that his symptoms are only mild. in another blow to pfizer's covert vaccine to health care workers in alaska have reportedly suffered allergic reactions to the shot with one rushed to intensive care one of the workers who did not have a history of allergies remained hospitalized on wednesday night she had an allergic reaction 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and suffered rushes all over her face and body shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate despite getting treatment she was rushed to intensive care the woman is now apparently making a recovery but his arteries kilmartin reports this is far from the 1st disturbing news on the shop. now the reports that we have received indicate that the person did not have a history of severe allergic reactions now this comes on the heels of reports about 2 health care workers in the united kingdom who both had severe reactions to the vaccine as well and that caused the united kingdom to actually issued this warning
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any person with a history of a significant a legit reaction to a vaccine myths and food should not receive the fine is appealing to seem it's important to note that when pfizer looked into the case they did emphasize that the 2 individuals in the united kingdom did have a history of allergic reactions the f.d.a. of the united states has gone ahead and approved pfizer is vaccine but made clear that it is only available to those who are 16 years of age or older and who don't should not be given to people with a history of severe allergic reactions and at this point we have got some very prominent officials praising this new jab that's available to fight against cove it today our nation has achieved a medical miracle we have delivered a safe and effective vaccine in just 9 months this is one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history we have these reports about the health care worker in alaska so people are waiting for more information many are concerned
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about this vaccine will it be safe will it actually put an end to the pandemic as some have predicted so many are keeping their eye on this situation is certainly disturbing news to hear that a health care worker has had an adverse effect the hospital that administered the injections is save the cases will not affect its vaccine schedule r.t. also reached out to pfizer for comment they told us they will closely monitor all reports suggestive of serious allergic reactions following vaccination pfizer also says trial participants were excluded if they had a history of severe adverse reactions associated with any vaccine. despite being overwhelmed with high casualty rates in the pandemic sweden's parliament has okayed a massive and record rise in military spending the defense ministries excuse russia is because of the new security situation with russian aggression toward your your. crimea conflict in ukraine it is in belarus the russian military
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capability were complicit exercises. in. the source so we see a new security of water that they're ready to use the military power also to fulfill political goals in the next 5 years defense spending will jump 40 percent to $11000000000.00 it is being called of the country's biggest military budget boost in modern history the armed forces will get up to 90000 new soldiers and the number of conscripts will double all this comes despite the country admitting that the pandemic has seriously limited the economy with almost 8000 dead and 350000 cases the country's statistics are many times worse than its neighbors in denmark finland and norway we discussed the situation with swedish professor emeritus of epidemiology marcello for about denali. so you know the beginning of this pandemic
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was depleted or. of situation. to secure units of course. that money should be have better used so to speak any decent and there are sons and also in 100 schools and on health care. duration of emergency exit or center but he can hardly a god how really surprised me that it is so despite him and would have decided to increase the budget but that extent it is absolutely not the surprise to me it is already but speaking in the huge in may here are over asians have rolled under the military command of the united states or so their geopolitical reasons there are there are going to respond and then maybe even into you know their release you know the sit thing old reassuming don't push it but it is sort of governing
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the last year in about the area for investment in understand industrial would mean more sales increases sales to countries rich countries latest saudi arabia and then united emulates for them to continue for them to increase even more . devolving of very old for a country which is yemen mourners in just under 34 minutes this is art international glad to have you with us. from. where it was over in their parish got another easter for the. barrel. weapon of mass can never go to a new spirit in the road america has found
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you can defend yourself enjoyed reforms from the weapons of mass communication. for transfer of outreach. to the enemy as they were going to do. for you america. when ellen shows seemed wrong but all the polls show don't hold any real world that has yet to say proud to stand up to come to africa and again when equal betrayal. when people may find themselves worlds apart. just a little common ground. thank you right. now the.
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make to get to. the they would only welcome to the alex salmond show where we examine britain's long slow farewell to europe the talks interchange agreement are now not just an injury time but they entered a time of extra time and it's unlikely that the bells will be ringing across the continent when big ben bones in the new year and liked it today we take the long view because these talks in brussels are not just for christmas but for ever 1st we talk to the only minister who was as red lines as margaret thatcher in the tory government of the 1980 s. that oppressive will be coming we ask this born again great city here whether
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europe the issue which has haunted the tory party for half a century i finally been leads to based then returned to form a leader of the ulster unionist might now as the n.l.e. and ask him whether borders johnson has broken 2 years for the price over $1.00 and to be asked rebel scottish nationalists angus macneil m.p. why northern ireland to stolen a march on scotland but 1st alex that you teach emails and messages. well lots of reaction to last week's show with professor look at neil of the college dublin and dr chris smith of cambridge university they were talking about covert vaccines and also about what they called a commonsense christmas and that's been drawn into sharp relief this week with the dramatic joint declaration from the british medical journal and the hell several journal to politicians about the consequences of the proposed christmas relaxation but on the vaccine issue terry says where would be with these fantastic scientists
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