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in our review of the week right here on our team international slovakia becomes the latest country to receive. the vaccine that's out of the block struggles to get its own vaccination program off the ground. russia now plans to complete a hat trick of homegrown vaccines the latest jab named coby that is expected to be launched a later this month. we speak to the head of the institute behind it at the core of the work. we do not have to prove the prestige of our institution in the products it makes the institute is 60 years old and it's connected to the victory over polio and yellow fever and we deliver drugs for these diseases abroad so we don't need any promotion. and thousands of women in the british army suffer harassment and abuse from within their own ranks and this is according to testimony being heard by
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parliament. you. feel like she's. broadcasting live direct from our studios this is r t international i'm sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us now slovakia has become the latest e.u. country to take delivery of russia's vaccine it follows hungary's decision to obtain the job as europe's only vaccination program continues to start or other european nations could join them as well with the czech republic saying this week it was also considering the shot our correspondent talked to through developments
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on the program earlier my colleague in your heart. to the 3 european nations that have a green light to dispute that despite the european medicines agency. taking its time really taking its time to approve sputniks of these 3 nations have already sidelined the european union and of the said look the situation is incredibly desperate to the czech republic hungry and now slovakia's which received its 1st batch. vaccines there's going to be millions more that are going to be delivered by summer so the problem is obviously very happy that he's managed to secure more vaccines for the people nevertheless there is now a scandal there's a scandal because the president of slovakia's has come out she paid lip service to people's lives but all typically she said that vaccination shouldn't be carried out at the expense of political stability of course saving lives goes beyond any political controversy but even exceptional actions can be taken in such a way so as not to destroy the ruling coalition humiliate opponents or question
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people's confidence in vaccinations and cause further conflict in society it is remarkable coming out in front of your people in the middle of a pandemic and telling them you know your health is important but what is even more important is the stability of the ruling coalition you know it just goes to highlight that the deep divisions in europe and there are incredibly deep divisions in europe over the way the pandemic vaccination in the rule out of the vaccines has been handled it isn't the russian vaccine that is undermining people's faith in the european union it is their handling of this crisis in germany for example 51 percent of people asked in a recent poll whether vaccination has been handled well or badly by the european union 51 percent more than half of germans have said it's been shambles so initially the european union came out and said look let's let's all do it together so give up your power new nation needs to buy
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a vaccine by themselves we'll handle it all so we'll get you the vaccines but the vaccines and what ultimately happened is they bungled it. they were too expensive then they were too late because the united states britain snatched up all the vaccines look at the statistics only 5 percent of europeans have been able to get a single job that is compared to 30 percent in the united kingdom so europe is lagging far far behind and european nations understand that this is a catastrophe and a huge number of levels of a political level of the health care level and ultimately what has happened is that all these nations have said look we're going to do this ourselves obviously the european agencies the euro kratz they have fumbled this so we'll have that ourselves you have poland running to the chinese with hands outstretched begging for actually included you have austria going out and saying that you know we're going to now cooperate with israel to develop a 2nd generation vaccines denmark as well saying that will work with israel and 2nd
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generations vaccine to target all the strains and all that and ultimately the austrian chancellor so this is a leader of a european nation coming out and saying they've lost hoop in europe the way that europe handles vaccine rollouts we must prepare for the mutations and should no longer be depended soley on the e.u. in the production of 2nd generation vaccines look brussels understands that what has happened has been a catastrophe you have officials the european union coming out and say we're sort apologizing to citizens all over europe for the way they've handled things but saying that you know it isn't it is a do over yet we can still recover we'll get you all vaccines there's no need to run around and make shady deals and you know buy up vaccines that were supposed to be received by other european nations you have a situation where it's a free for all now nevertheless the europeans assure that they couldn't fix things
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and they're now saying that perhaps perhaps we'll try to speed up the whole bureaucratic process that has caused all of this. and get you a merge and see approval for vaccines now it could be an emergency authorization of vaccines that you level was shared liability among member states remember in the early days of the patent emmet what countries all over the world and nato are good neighbors bought up supplies from each other so we're talking about mosques ventilators we all remember the diplomatic crises that that caused the situation now is remarkably similar so there is no united frogged what you can get your hands on you get your hands on and this is a situation that obviously isn't optimal for europe in these difficult times especially economically politically all over the world nevertheless european bureaucrats are giving up hope they believe that they can still fix things the
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problem is of course the member states don't believe that they can russia will soon have a hatrick of vaccines in its arsenal against in the pandemic in addition to supporting vini the epi vacuum the country expects to launch kovi back later this month marty's it was dumb of spoke with the head of the center behind the shop when you were pulled out of the can you explain what makes the cove evacuate different he uses a deactivated virus but what does that actually me who was wounded in the queue works with we used a process called inactivation which basically means killing the virus vaccines usually use a live virus or an already dead one we're dealing with an inactivated whole cell vaccine approach that we've been developing for many years all of the vaccines at the true mark of center are based on this method a significant number of our vaccines form part of the russian national vaccination calendar school causing
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a lot of the book at the what how long did it take to develop the vaccine how did you test it. no. but it took almost a year and that's a very short time no western company has ever managed to produce a vaccine like this in such a short time frame there are other technologies involved a key step was extracting the virus we want to various clinics and took blood samples from sick patients and tested for the presence of the virus one patient turned out to have a strain that was particularly a manageable to our ends we were able to multi-line it and to cultivate it this was followed by the technological stages which manufactured the virus then purified it and then killed it the so-called inactivation process as a result we get an industrial strain of the virus fit for mass production which will give you go across the sky doesn't ease the foreign manufacturers said it was impossible to create an effective vaccine in such a short period of time then the lancet magazine published these efficacy data and many more people want to buy our faxing how will you convince the west that your
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vaccine is as effective. as. it would put if we do not have to prove the prestige of our institution in the products it makes the institute is 60 years old and it's connected to the victory over polio and yellow fever and we deliver drugs for these diseases abroad so we don't need any promotion the pandemic has created something akin to a state of war so all our resources have been redirected towards launching the vaccine into civilian circulation it's not about convincing anyone everything we do meets the requirements of the world health organization with which we have close cooperation the state has the task of solving the civil circulation issue and of doing the promotion the 1st challenge is to obtain the product and then to get it out there. just over a year ago the 1st case of corona virus was detected in a russian citizen and needless to say a lot has happened since then let's take a brief look back at how the past 12 months in russia has unfolded.
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bullying and harassment and sexual abuse that's what thousands of women have been subjected to in the british army this according to testimonies given to a parliamentary committee. very hostile environment. you do find themselves new position and it starts going wrong that's where and when you are
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vulnerable it is when the problems really start women are paying an unnecessarily high price for serving join the army be the best it's the height of serving your country but it turns out some women are facing horrific battles of their own imagine $4000.00 people a brigade that can be deployed anywhere without very same number of women both surfing and veterans have now come forward with shocking experiences in the army from bullying and harassment to serious sexual assault when it's to meet a complaint often to appear to treat somebody here simply immersed in makes out woman feel like she's just lame like she was a skin sorry everywhere else in the welsh military sexual trauma is recognized in yeast and just helps that brains to be able to identify that the subject traumatic . and people can access help in this couldn't really it just wouldn't recognize the sexual trauma or the issue has long been swept under the carpet among the ranks
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according to the ministry of defense figures in the 5 years to 2019 almost 130 sexual violence cases were heard at military court martials just 10 percent resulted in conviction many of course fail to even reach this stage.
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the number is increasing year on year with the majority of alleged sexual predators still among the ranks according to women's testimonies within the current military system it is extremely hard to report a sexual crime and receive support help and justice that women wait with here to teach me a service company. is a criminal act. the feline aids test at the school was stunned existant so i think the investigation was you know i severely i'm cheesed i think that women which feel more support i mean on the system you're reporting the being the worst brought stories to change their evidence and to generally be. almost gaslighted to draw a story and not take it forward but while women on the frontline fight to protect
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their country it seems like their country is failing to protect than shot at woodstock r.t. in london. a global cyber security crisis is brewing after a hack on microsoft exchange email accounts which are used by governments individuals and institutions u.s. says all system users are needed to take immediate action. this is a significant vulnerability that could have far reaching impacts 1st informants this is an active threat and as the national security advisor tweeted last night everyone running the servers government private sector academia needs to act now to patch them. in the u.s. alone an estimated 30000 customers have been affected including state and local government agencies however its full scale has yet to be determined some 250000 customers globally could potentially be at risk and among them many businesses microsoft alleges that the hack was carried out by
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a group linked to the chinese government but beijing denies any connection we spoke to technology expert roger kay who points out of the ongoing problem with cyber security in the u.s. so this is one. large number of them that have occurred in the last little while. the u.s. economy and government is riddled with servers that have also been breached one way or the other and a lot of your permission has been taken and we can presume that miltiades servers remain carver miles for various reasons including by the way that a lot of the targets with this one were smaller businesses which are typically less good at keeping things together and patching things quickly and so on so those are all ballroom bellew's will remain until it gets cleaned up better than it is now. facebook has picked another fight this time in russia it is banned
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a number of articles on its platform flagging them as fake news stories pertain to the rest of alleged supporters of a radical ukrainian group operating inside russia and were based on data provided by the country's federal security service now moscow wants answers artie's done hawkins takes up a story for us. to get to the bottom of the story we have to go back to february of this year when the f.s.b. the russian federal security service completed an operation in oh the russian city of volunteer should during the course of which 3 individuals 3 men had been detained aged 181933 at legibly on suspicion of promoting inciting into racial ethnic hatred and violence the f.s.b. the federal security service has claimed the man had links to the m k u the far right. extremist youth activist group these men it's absolute been tamed ramadhan in custody and charged with these offenses on the russian law
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this is what the f.s.b. said in their official statement the russian federal security service incorporation with the interior ministry and the investigative committee has shut down the work of the kremlin radical group called the manics murderous cult in the city of brownish its members are involved in propaganda now nazi ideology and mass murders induction of into racial conflicts and committing violent crimes now the story was naturally picked up by a range of russian media outlets some of the major ones toss a burka sport nicholas here subordinate's a name a few published on their social media pages where the social media giant facebook was quick to block these news reports labeling them affectively as fake news now the russian telecommunications and media regulator oscar nods or has now written to facebook seeking an explanation as to why the social media giant would block these news reports which is simply cited official press statements official press releases from the russian federal security service labeling this effectively
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a restriction on freedom of information on the freedom of the media and seeking a full explanation as to why this has happened this is what the regulator had to say broadcom that still has sent a letter to facebook demanding it was still access to the information published inefficiently cans of russian media. such actions by facebook violate the key principle some unlimited access to information and is considered as an act of censorship the facebook have explained their actions so far at least saying that this is fake news the request brought this information was carried out at the request of stop fake that's one of facebook's part is based in ukraine and key of that's part of it's fact checking program which was launched back in march last year with the 2 main partners stop fake and being responsible for determining effectively what is fake news what is not fake news what is real and what is not. those we heard there has been baffled as to why reports from official russian news
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sources citing official reports official press releases from the federal security service have been blocked of course whether these men are found guilty or not whether they're jailed or not is an entirely different question that will be the time when during the course of the investigation the upcoming trial the news reports simply reported the facts of what happened with these arrests what the man was charged with held on suspicion with so. the reason looking for answers here as to why these articles have been blocked will update on that story once we have more information on the response. some days ago washington promised to avoid carrying out military interventions abroad but some are questioning the new commitment given america's long track record of backing coups and joe biden himself supporting nato's bombing of yugoslavia where he has been assessing the switch in foreign
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policy announced by the u.s. secretary of state we will incentivize democratic behavior. but we will not promote democracy through costly military interventions or by attempting to overthrow author terry regimes by force. we've tried these tactics in the past however well intentioned they haven't worked quite an interesting use of words but the pattern from the united states of intervening in the affairs of other countries destabilizing and overthrowing governments around the world is quite well known one looks at the history of iraq of libya afghanistan one looks throughout south and central america one can see many examples of the united states intervening in other countries affairs destabilizing and overthrowing governments and in fact in recent years we've heard many calls from u.s. leaders for governments around the world to be overthrown and for leaders to step down assad needs to go we will continue to work with our partners in the international community to press. the to leave the time has come for nicholas
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murderer to go what's interesting is that we actually had a tweet from anthony blinken in which he gave full support to one kwaito one grade 0 is an individual in venezuela who has proclaimed himself to be the president and has been engaging in violent attempts to destabilize venezuela to overthrow the elected government there of even been u.s. military contractors that have been involved in those military coup attempts so having anthony blinken you know you know voicing support for one great oh the unelected individual who claims to be venezuela's leader kind of flies in the face of his claim that the united states won't be using force now if there was one loophole you could say in anthony blinken remarks he did create a pretext in which the united states would be continuing to use force against governments of course we will never hesitate to use force when american lives and
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vital interests are at stake now what exactly would constitute such a threat he did not lay out any specific criteria so it seems that though the united states through its new secretary of state is announcing that no more force will be used many wonder if the. this will simply be a changing of rhetoric looks like the united states will most likely be continuing its foreign policy activities but only time will tell. it was his 1st major comeback speech since departing the white house but just hours after donald trump it took to the stage the former american leader had fallen foul of the you tube censors the platform deleted his speech on a number of sites including r.t. citing a lack of content warnings here's what goes to take on presidential council culture . sir donald trump was back giving his big return speech at the impact 2021 that's the conservative political action conference for the uninitiated and
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it attracts a breakthrough world but. if i would show you some more of the highlights but it's not bad easy because our i would like you to be able to watch my video on you tube which is hard to say at censoring the 45th president but nobody likes live ok let's try and get one more quick clear content warning this video contains an orange man saying things which may not be 100 percent correct worshipper do you reassure you that. you see our t.v.'s stream to trounce return live on and convert free to say whatever he wants in the tradition of freedom of speech only through you tube to take it down and threaten our t.v. with a content strike and deletion from the platform for violating its spam deceptive
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practices and spams policy hey you tube if you're going to delete every videos for scams and deceptive practices you know basically going to be left with one video this one. you tube responded to queries by saying more details aren't explanatory information must be provided essentially you tube pate the fact that trump still uses every opportunity to claim that he didn't lose the election but what's interesting about you tube's policy is that the censors 1st port of call was r.t. r t s german channel and another russian channel called sputnik it took our. before they got to the likes of reuters and the associated press and even then i bet they weren't threatened with removal from the point so the folly is clear because for
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example i can still watch the video on the independence youtube channel actually as you know they just watched the words one of which is our environment so watch out there while you still can but social media platforms which are always trying to get out of trouble by saying that they are publishers they just provide an outlet are openly censoring political content and deleting access to a former president who despite what any of us may say was democratically elected by millions of people. and that targeting russian channels for specifically allowing people to speak freely and that's all getting all the news outlets are simply reporting the news and yet i can still watch things like this. it's political censorship that's all it is legal and the media
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analysts to lionel has concerns that you tube is actively trying to silence political opponents. google and you tube and other other platforms like this are of such in the main nature had their own most like utilities today imagine if you're on the phone almost on your phone drops because you dared mention hydroxy couric when or said something in favor of donald trump you wouldn't have it and if the utility said well maybe you should just start your own phone company was a that's ridiculous so it's time for us to recalibrate and redefine what these platforms are they're not they're not the union platform this is you tube this is international it's more than that and these distinctions have to change and what it is is these agencies these platforms are if you will agencies or instruments of whatever the shadow government the ruling class the deep state i don't know but you're being used as clenching devices to punish people to get in line and people
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love these platforms so much that they will not talk about or think about anything in fear of losing their beloved you tube or facebook or whatever so they know exactly what they're doing. 33 minutes that's when i'll be back with another look at your weekly this is our 2 international stage. the world is driven by a dream shaped by. the dairies thinks. we are here to ask.
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some control for a middle class to homeless overnight most of our very hard working people that want to get ahead that is either have some some health issues or have some of the others trick about luck the whole time joel moon told me his pay for a place to live and missing just a month's rent can get you a victim to gunpoint if anything bad happens to any thing that just throws your budget off slightly. you better catch up real quick or you're going to have a judgment of possession against you and get addicted anyone that's homeless is treated like garbage people look at you like a monster or someone bad or you chose to be there most of the time it's not the case see how it is to be paul in the world's richest country.
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ah. you were a police. detective talking about a murder case you're really into. you leave that up. i just stand here watch your 5 minutes. you're not going home i can guarantee they. won't come back to wrongful conviction with your recent today we're going to be doing a deep dive into an issue that is fascinating exhibits to our founding which is the phenomenon of false confessions and i guess today is going to change fisher already also was currently working on more cases involving false confessions and each is
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fascinating its own way so jane while some confession and jane is an attorney who is an expert on false confessions and so jane how did you get into this work i was a public defender in manhattan here in new york city for about 3 years and we saw a lot of police misconduct you know we were doing arraignments up until 1 am in the morning and you see people beat up or you know people whose cases get dismissed who get no compensation so my husband and i left the legal aid society with the hopes of doing civil rights work. my name is distinguished professor of psychology at john jay college of criminal justice once a false confession is taken the case is closed nobody really can tell the difference between a good confession and one that is a problem with all of this is that your tactics that can be used to get innocent people.


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