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decal think about it. sports a top court rejects 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 decision means that the russian national flag will not be seen at international sporting events for the end of 2022. russian president vladimir putin wraps up his annual q. and a session with journalists and the public just over 4 hours for the 1st time it was done remotely by video link to over $1000.00. russia was the 1st country in the
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world to come up with and stop producing its own vaccine we see an expansion we see nato infrastructure coming closer. shouldn't we respond to this i haven't decided yet whether i will be running for the 2024 election. in french president. positive 1000 but he will continue to work remotely during a self isolation period. direct from our studios in moscow this is our to international thomas certainly glad to have you with us a sports 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 tampering with databases or story. 2 year ban certainly a lot better than
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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 were 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 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
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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 will be taking place in 2021 also also no team russia at the beijing winter olympics and paralympics games and 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 events that sign up to water the world anti-doping agency fee for the world governing body of football does you way for the european governing body of football they do not that means they 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 the international olympic committee has said it is ready to hammer out a roadmap for implementing the court ruling earlier we discuss 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 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 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. it is just going to be one of those sensors and you know that rush is falling down and.
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russian president vladimir putin held his annual q. and a session with journalists and the public on thursday lasting almost 5 hours for the 1st time it was remote by video link due to cover 19 still the russian leader encompassed all the crucial themes on the minds of the russian public and media artie's igor's on 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 at least a little bit at least partially responsible for the rather poor state of relations
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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 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
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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 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 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
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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 the legitimacy of the still incumbent president of the us and in this case now by latter. relations are hostage to american domestic issues all of these topics and
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we still just very very barely scratch the very surface of what has been discussed here in the past well almost 5 hours it slips really the very very tip of the iceberg and 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. believed to tape reveals of the julian assange tried to warn u.s. officials about the fallout of widespread releases of u.s. information online back in 2011 the tape came to light through conservative
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investigative outlet project very thoughts on the recording of songe allegedly speaks to cliff johnson an attorney at the state department. we have intelligence. and it. taught about our children to take out. the cables including. the classified cables and it's. spread around to. the degree that. we believe that we think the next day it becomes public. some possibility. sounds goes on to say that classified cables had been stolen by a former wiki leaks colleague and that they were being quote spread around the internet the wiki leaks founder expressed concerns over possible danger to u.s. government employees he suggested authorities covertly remove the files from the
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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 data on u.s. officials as well as information about washington's foreign policy and secret operations abroad. now despite his efforts as feared extradition to the u.s. and of the 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 we heard from the editor in chief of wiki leaks who believes the image of julian
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assange should now change. lives should have a tremendous weight because it sits basically throws the argument that is in the narrative for the justice department in their indictment and which they are try to use now to get a measured and loudly 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 unbought under de 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 now. this would show that there were some great care taken and trying to avoid any harm but that offer was was ignored the state department at me came back to julian for more information and seemed to have not done anything based on this warning and keep in mind we killings and julian
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were not the primary publisher of the of these much of the time so only after that that we could lose the entire unit it was only after all news warnings to the state departments which postulate that 1st of all it was an offer all year 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 lose and julius all that the a being very responsive. 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 federal agency to confirm it was attacked systems at the commerce department and treasury department were
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also breached over the weekend hackers are believed to have infiltrated the software of a technology company solar winds compromising a network safety tool the media has been crying foul pinning the blame on russian hackers despite the f.b.i. still tracking those responsible and an absence of official findings. still to come the president of france is the latest leader in europe to test positive for the coronavirus details after a short break to start international. universe we are in the. information crisis. that is the reality of the. galaxy or.
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is there such a thing as public opinion anymore after all after 2 election cycles in the data has been largely imperfect because there is more than just one conflict and there are good reasons not to trust the. same wrong. to make you believe to stamp out these things become agitated and in gains from an equal trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. l. look forward to talking to you all. that technology should work for people. must
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obey the orders given a human beings except where such conflict with the 1st law. or should be very careful about. the point is a great. place. for it with artificial intelligence was something that the. obama must protect its own existence was. welcome back this is international now the latest in the war on corona an advisory
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panel to the u.s. food and drug administration has endorsed a 2nd 1000 vaccine shot from is expected to be approved for emergency use shortly the authorization will pave the way for 6000000 doses to start shipping as soon as this weekend vaccine follows the one from pfizer. already given the green light last week the main advantage of the magenta shot is that it can be stored at normal freezer temperatures and therefore can be distributed more widely. however there are some concerns about the accelerated approval for madonna after some safety issues have emerged with pfizer's drug which is based on similar technology to health care workers in alaska have reportedly suffered allergic reactions to that shot with one rushed to intensive care and 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 a vaccine and suffered rashes all over her face and body shortness of breath and an
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elevated heart rate despite getting treatment she was rushed to intensive care. hospital that administered the injections says 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. the french president has tested positive for covert 1000 officials say manual will self isolate and continue to work remotely to show dubinsky reports. present not contested 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
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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. 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 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 with president michel 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
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every day and because of that france has had to delay some of the lifting of the strictures it had hoped to do on december 15th including opening cultural places they won't now be opening until at least january next decision taken at 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 machen was at the national assembly yesterday where he was outlining the timeline for hopefully administering that jap to duplicate. this yourself all conditions are met the 1st actual nation could be from the last week of december 4th by mass vaccination from january this 1st piece was 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 the job but it does seem as if there is
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a large section of french society who are not keen to line up for that vaccination for covert 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 the fact that they perhaps mistrust vaccines generally that's a theme that we've heard a lot about here in france the president 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
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seriously ill than it seems that the president of the senate would take from this d.t.'s but for the moment president mack on his tested positive for 19 but it said that his symptoms are only mild. despite being overwhelmed with high casualty rates in the pandemic sweden's parliament has a massive and record rise in military spending defense ministries excuse russia. it's because of the new security situation with aggression toward your your. crimea. ukraine. the russian military capability. in both. so so we see a new security of water. ready to use the military poles with a full field political goals in the next 5 years defense spending will jump 40 percent to $11000000000.00 it is being called the country's biggest military budget
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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 statistics are many times worse than its neighbors denmark finland norway we discussed the situation with swedish professor and america's epidemiology marcello de normally. so you know to begin of this pandemic was depleted or. of sufficient. 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 limited sex at our center but he can hardly a god how really surprised me that it is so inspiring men would have decided to
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increase by this but that extent it is absolutely not the surprise so many it is already participating in in the huge in may here are over asians have rolled under the military front of the united states or so their geopolitical reasons there are there are going to respond and then maybe even into you know they are being nice you know these sit thing old area assuming the impossibility is sort of covering the last year in about the area or investment in earnest the industry will mean more sales increase in sales to countries rich countries latest this or saudi arabia and then then you need to emulate for them to continue for them to increase even more. devolving of very old poor countries which is yemen there's a for me that i'll be back with headlines in about 33 minutes this is art
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international quite have a. seemed wrong. roles just don't all. get to shape out just to become educated and in gains from it equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. the. problem drugs don't always come from unscrupulous dealers but from pharmacies too in every state in the united states we've seen a very sharp increase in the number of people seeking treatment for addiction to
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prescription opioids invented america under the banner of medicine persisted with the pain but this of trying to wean him off though she just goes after dose after dose after dose and really became his drug dealer so who's to blame patients doctors manufacturers all the governments. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see that. greetings and salyut asians facebook twitter you tube the washington post new york
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times daily post are common dreams t.k. the new signal whatsapp all of them my friends we are we are inundated with news communication and information streams pouring into our brains like no other time before in human history in fact according to a university of california san diego study done all the way back in 2009 they found that on average americans alone consume roughly 34 gigabytes of data each day but remember that was 10 years ago more than 10 years ago and a 1000 new apps new sites and streaming services later and how how has 5 this affected this well many experts of the 2 months nudes is actually bad news dr psychology logan jones told a very well mine that quote unfortunately a lot of the news we consume today isn't so much reporting as it is a way of keeping people addicted to the news cycle and that consuming too much of this kind of news whether actively or passively can be very toxic and what you hear
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has an impact on your mood and while it might be too late for us gen x. ers even millenniums to save all of us you know adults and and all of us from this barrage of new information there is there still might be time to save the kids or at least help them become better at discerning all of the fact from fiction the trolls from the bots and most importantly how to properly cope and navigate the neverending steady stream of information. and media literacy a new educational lepper to reach student to teach students how to navigate through and think critically about the information and news that they are being fed on a daily basis however according to media literacy now on.

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