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there is more than just one. or 2 good reasons to trust. sports and top court rejects an appeal by russia. overturn a ban on russian athletes but reduces it to 2 years the court of arbitration for sports of decision the russian national flag will not be seen sporting events until the end of 2022. 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 to take over $1000.00. 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 closer to our borders shouldn't we respond to this i haven't decided yet whether i will be running for the 2024 election. and french president. positive but he will continue to work remotely during a period. casting a lot of director our studios in moscow this is our 2 international i'm sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us. in a sports 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 has 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 drugs tests over a set period of time will be able to compete under a neutral flag they will be able to have the name russia on their uniforms and their uniforms can also bear the the russian trickle flag even though that flag can't be flown those tournament's and the russian national anthem also can't be on those tournament's 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 on at the russian sides well it's really the best they could have
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hoped for as i said it's better than the original 4 year ban but they still say that 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 queen 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 agence e and other international sports organizations and rejected sanctions on innocent russian athletes the world anti-doping agency and happy both 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
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the. global anti doping system will not be tolerated so what will these 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 due for 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 the host city and st petersburg
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will also continue to host the 2021 year way for champions league final 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 band 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'd 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 folklore court 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 or some other 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 revelry 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 rushing. everything and anything always this is not the end this is needed in middle east it is just going to be one of those sensors of you know that which is falling down and
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. russian president vladimir putin held his annual q. and a session with journalists and of the public on thursday lasting just over 4 hours for the 1st time it was remote by video link due to cover 1000 still the russian leader encompassed all the crucial themes all in the minds of the russian public and media are his equals 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.
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correspondent was about essentially he asked the russian president whether or not 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 east 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 but 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
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treaty so what should we do leave everything as it is you're smart people so why do 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 choke against a prominent opposition figure in russia elects in a valley so vladimir putin said that he believed that that particular investigation was part of a foreign game of essentially of 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 to 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
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of attack seen for the elderly is in abundance. russia was the 1st country in the world to come up with and start producing its own vaccine is 95 percent effective not a single serious case of side effects foreign 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 well almost 5 hours it's literally the very very tip of the iceberg and a lot of the issues discussed today were very russia specific about 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 call so we'll see what comes out out of this particular media conference.
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to taper. veals that julian assange tried to warn us officials about and limit widespread internet releases of the us information back in 2011 the tape came to light through conservative investigative outlet project veritas on the recording a song allegedly speaks to cliff johnson an attorney at the state department. we have intelligence. to take out. the cables including. the cable news. spread around. the city to the degree that. we believe we think the next day. become public. some possibility. the sonship goes on to say that classified cables had been
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stolen by a former weiqi leaks colleague and we're being quote spread around the internet the reeky leaks founder expressed concerns over possible danger to u.s. government employees he suggested authorities that covertly remove 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. now the leaked information went on to become known as 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 as 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 vienna durned chief of wiki leaks who believes the image of julian assange should now change. lives 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 unheard 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 should 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 never came back to julian for more information and seem to have not done anything based on this warning and keep in mind that wiki leaks and julian were not the primary publisher of the these material at that time it was only after that that we can leave the entire unit it was only after all these warnings to the state departments which was not the 1st one it was on offer over to you earlier to the state department to cooperate so it's totally goes against the narrative in the indictment and to totally goes to show that we can lease and julian assange that the aiding like a very responsible publisher of the material still to come in the program the president of france is the latest leader in europe to test positive for the crown a virus details have to short break this is r.t. international.
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ok why are people in debt so much well you know housing is very expensive and education is very expensive and health care is very expensive because of all the money printing that's being done to help people manage their expenses. you know mostly revealed. information processing. that is the reality of this thing where. you can hear you can touch it sold a. bunch a new saw the gallup poll about it. seemed wrong. but old rules just don't hold. any old belief yet to shape out these days become educated and in gains from an equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back this is our t. international now u.s. government bodies are expressing alarm reporting a large scale hacking campaign affecting their networks the u.s. energy department however said that a cyber breach targeting it did not impact the country's national security and was limited to business networks only it was just the latest a federal agency to confirm it was attacked systems at the commerce department and treasury department were also breached over the weekend hackers are believed to have infiltrated the software of technology companies solar winds compromising a network safety tool the media has been crying foul pinning the blame on russian
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hackers despite the f.b.i. still tracking those responsible and an absence of official findings. the french president has tested positive for covert 1000 officials say and i know mcconnell will self isolate and continue to work remotely dubinsky 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 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
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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 this week the president and he is also self isolating now this comes of course as france is battling with the virus a few weeks ago president 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 a some of the lifting of a stretch and it had hoped to do on december 15th including opening cultural places 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
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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 she duplicate. this yourself all conditions are met the 1st reaction 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 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 the job now they've cited concerns such as effectiveness of the serum unwanted side effects and
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the fact that they perhaps mistrust vaccines generally that's a theme that we've heard a lot about here in france not 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 mack corn is tested positive for 19 but it said that his symptoms are only mild. in another blow to 5 years covered 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
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not have a history of allergies remains hospitalized on wednesday night. she had an allergic reaction 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and suffered rashes all over her face and body shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate despite getting treatment she was rushed to intensive care woman is now apparently making a recovery but his arteries kill him up in reports this is far from the 1st to disturbing news on the shot 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 any person with a history of a significant a legit korea action to a vaccine midst and should not receive the fine is appealing to it's important to note that when pfizer looked into the case they did emphasize that the 2
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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 shouldn't 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 of these reports about the health care worker in alaska so people are waiting for more information many are concerned 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 administer the
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injections say cases that 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. well despite being overwhelmed with highly 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 aggression toward you or your. crimea. ukraine and belarus the russian military. were complicit. in. the so so we
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see a new security of water that they're ready to use the military polls with a full field political goals in the next 5 years defense spending will jump up 40 percent to 11000000000 dollars it is being called 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 the pandemic has seriously slowed the economy with almost 8000 dead and more than 350000 cases the country's statistics are many times worse than its neighbors denmark finland and norway we discussed the situation with swedish professor emeritus of epidemiology marcello. so now the beginning of this pandemic depleted all. of situation. it is secure units of course. that money should be have better used so to speak
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any decent and there are 700 or so in hundreds holes and and health care. duration limited sector that are separate but he can hardly a god how really surprised me that it is so despite him and would have decided to increase divided but that extent it is absolutely not the surprise to me it is already for speed 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 you know they are being nice you know the set seeing old area assuming the impossibility is still recovering the last year in the area or investment in earnest industrial will mean more say an increase in sales to countries rich countries latest this or
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saudi arabia and then and then united emulates for there to be union for them to increase even more. devolving all very old for a country which is yemen that has a for me this i'll be back with more news of the top next hour this is art international i have with us. she sure movielink it goes it did just that it just means that. you don't mind the chest but. the shouting was all. along today with the not if they were established at the map. about the economy talk more than a last sept is that. going to be.
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