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russia brings its u.s. ambassador to moscow for consultations on future tallies with washington is the latest development on a day that joe biden. would pay the price for. under greed when questioned about the russian president is a cover. the european union molds a controversial digital certificates travel between member states. u.k. hospitals war they could start cutting more services unless they get billions in supports with. stretching and waiting.
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around the clock across the world this is r t international from the team myself you know hello and welcome to the program. russia summoned its u.s. ambassador to moscow to discuss future diplomatic ties with washington it is in response to a t.v. interview where president biden agreed when questioned the russian leader vladimir putin is a killer the foreign minister gave this reply. for us the main thing is to determine ways of improving russian u.s. which in a difficult state washington has in fact brought those to a dead end in recent years we are interested in preventing the irreversible degrade ation if the americans realize the risks associated with that this will be discussed you're in consultations between the russian foreign ministry and other relevant departments and with the russian ambassador to washington. on the situation the u.s. state department said the america will continue working with russia but it will
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also hold moscow coachable by colleagues under former. talk through those developments. well this isn't just strong this is very serious this doesn't look just like an insult not just like a groundbreaking phrase because in the diplomatic sense really this could potentially be a catastrophe for u.s. russia relations but it's also very important to look at the actual wording to look at how joe biden said this in one context so it wasn't actually his own phrase it was a response to a question from a journalist so you know vladimir putin you think he's a killer. or do so what price must he pay but pray she's going to pay well you'll see shortly it was originally an escalation from the journalists he put that question out directly using the world the word sorry killer and as you can see the u.s. media is at it again this is what they want to do they don't want vague phrases about
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the russian leaders they want labels and no matter who that is in the oval office they wanted from donald trump now they want it from joe biden but at this point it is absolutely clue crucial to understand what the kremlin's response is going to be what if president putin and his team decide that the u.s. leader crossed the line by making this personal insult what if they choose not to turn a blind eye what if this the rails the entire prospect of a mean thing between the russian and u.s. leaders because to me honestly i don't remember any other u.s. the george w. bush bronco bamma donald trump making that kind of statement against vladimir putin so this is definitely unprecedented initially in the sort of weeks of biden's
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relationship there was a long conversation was in there between biden and peyton well nobody expected mush . improvement to be fair with the arrival of joe biden but they're always there's always hope when the handover in the white house many of the predicted that things could even get worse with a democrat president and charge but for a while we weren't hearing much about russian meddling things like russian hackers like you were saying at least there was a phone conversation between the 2 joe biden and a lot of our putin and the 2 decided to leave the new start treaty in place was he paying the price for i mean i haven't really gone into details have they about the accusations the reports of meddling in the reports that he's a killer but in terms of substantiate he was true as a journalist this was probably the 1st thing that i asked joe biden why exactly is
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latimer putin a killer and what is he going to pay the price for so apparently this is also something that has to do with the latest u.s. intelligence report where it's said that vladimir putin was overseeing their meddling scheme and we're not talking about the 26th election we're talking about the latest u.s. presidential election says that russian president putin authorized a range of russian government organizations conducted influence operations aimed at denigrating president biden's candidacy and the democratic policy supporting the former president trump undermining public confidence in the electoral process and exacerbating satiate political divisions in the u.s. what russia wants to get as usual is proof and explanation how russia meddled how did the u.s. intelligence community come to that conclusion so here's
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a statement from the russian embassy in america. the documents prepared by the u.s. intelligence community is another set of groundless accusations against our country of interfering in american internal political processes washington continues to practice megaphone diplomacy with the main goal to maintain a negative image of russia so again the question is what's next what the reaction from the quantum level is going to be we're definitely waiting for that and also we are looking at potential sanctions because from several sources in the white house it's been reported that they are saying that a new round of punishment against russia could be on the way the department of commerce is committed to prevent in russia from accessing sensitive u.s. technology that might be diverted to its mind chemical weapons activities by deploying illegal nor agence against dissidents both inside and outside its borders the russian government has acted in flagrant violation of his commitments under the
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chemical weapons convention and has directly put its own citizens and those of other countries at mortal risk so could this be a coincidence these statements by joe biden that also the intelligence report we will find out possibly in the next hours maybe in the next few days it just towards the end of the report there we heard swore shinton pretty much quit to go further not expanding arms export restrictions on russia the u.s. department of commerce just to reiterate citing the country's allegedly use of chemical weapons something moscow repeatedly denied the libertarian party campaign a was better that shared his thoughts on the issue. i hope that the sanctions are minor enough to this is more political posturing than actually trying to damage russia america has imposed sanctions on countries all over the world cuba venezuela russia china you name it trade restrictions and terrorists and we're the ones that
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are intervening too much in the affairs of other countries and here we are trying to blame russia for interfering in our elections biden came up during the cold war and it doesn't seem like he's ready to let go that make peace with russia and other countries but i would respect him more and i think a lot more of the world would respect him if he acted more like a peacemaker and show that he's strong enough and america is strong enough that we can be at peace with others rather than appearing weak and having to fight back any time there's an accusation or this or that happens. ok it's another story getting a lot of people talking today the e.u. commission has proposed to create a digital green certificate that would allow your opinion citizens who've been vaccinated against co but to travel across the block without having to quarantine on arrival the controversial move comes following pressure particularly from ters of reliant southern states in europe r.t.
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charlotte do been sick a pick up the story. the european commission outlining on monday that its member states need to look at a common approach to easing restrictions put in place by the kovac 19 pandemic this is going to come in the sense of a framework which will look at things such as vaccination tests and also look at those who've been able to recover from the virus this is going to come in the form of a digital green certificate and the idea is to reestablish the freedom of movement across the bloc that is a fundamental right here in europe this is what the european commission president. had to say with this digital certificate to help the member states reinstate the freedom of movement in a safe responsible and trusted manner we're told that the data will be protected so there will be security around that but countries will be able to collect information all of those who are coming into the territory this proof will then be
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. restriction rules restrictions such as quarantine. testing that are currently in place but those restrictions will only be obligatory for seems they've already been approved by may when this comes into force but as we know many european countries have decided to open all the routes because of the slow vaccine. and they are using the chinese vaccine also the russian vaccine noise or which have yet been approved for use in the now we're told that it will be up to individual states whether they would accept vaccines from countries all from areas that have companies that haven't yet. approved this vaccine we know that is currently. in medicals agency who are approval one of the commission's she's talking at a press conference on wednesday this is terry had this to say about the vaccine.
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because if. we don't have a. way. to. show the truth there could be a bill to have an agreement with vaccines have already provoked a lot of skepticism here within the e.u. but we also know that there's been a lot of rumbles about the idea of this sort of green digital significant from many countries it was pushed by countries who really rely on tourism ads in the mix there is the current question over the astra zeneca vaccine as we know the european metals agency is due to rule on thursday whether that vaccine is safe or not if it decided that make a vaccine could be used in the future that possibly could raise a question about those individuals who've already had the shot and whether then
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they would be able to participate in this vaccine this digital past all know so really still a lot of questions to be. said before this digital green pass comes into force around mid june i also spoke to a lawyer some hours ago he says europe might be rushing too far ahead with its vaccine certificate trouble. this digital green. looks like a european union tendency because in fact what we have to wonder are so many questions 1st isn't it too soon to propose kind passport like that because we have no distance to see it the vaccines are fine against the new guidance so they want to set up his passport was no answer from the cent if you question 1st in fact it's to kill me should we like to. to impose this kind of
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vaccination passport and ask any question to the people of the 27 countries making europe in you need to use your opinion this is one it's a very important question of our low our rights and is not is it not. in that attempt to our freedom of movement of 4 for 4 for the european citizens. bring it back to britain where foreign secretary dominic robb is under scrutiny after a leaked audio recording revealed him saying the u.k. should strike trade deals with nations even if they have low human rights standards shadi it was dusty has been looking deeper into the story in ita kingdom is apparently facing its greatest threat since the cold war that has been courting to a decade where in which democracy is and retreat apparently because coming economic
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powers like that of china are increasing its global dominance and that well in fact it seems as though the united kingdom's own position and the international world order is now under threat democracy is in retreat. this decade the combined g.d.p. of water critic regimes is expected to exceed the combined g.d.p. of the world's democracy now the government has been accused of saying one thing and doing another and that comes as a leaked all to fall was revealed to the public in the public domain where in which the foreign secretary could be heard saying that the u.k. should actually do trade deals with countries that have a huge track record of human rights abuses i believe we ought to be trading liberally around the world if we restrict it to countries with the european convention on human rights standards or human rights we're not going to do many trade deals with the growth markets of the future to contextualize all of this of course the united kingdom's place in the world has long been defined by its relationship with america and indeed a europe of course now we are in
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a post britain so the united kingdom is having to look past europe further afield into other areas of the globe especially when it comes to things like trade it's all part of the u.k.'s mission to project a global britain we hope with the foreign secretary dominic robb admitting that trading prospects actually could be done with the so-called enemies human rights groups are now hitting back accusing the government of gross hypocrisy this apparent willingness to sacrifice human rights at the altar of trade is shocking but certainly unsurprising it fits a depressing pattern on human rights from these government trade is obviously important to all nations but the foreign secretary shouldn't be thrown human rights defenders to the wharf like this while the government has actually defended dominic rob's comment saying that this leaked order far was actually clipped and actually distorted the truth but we've also heard from the opposition party the labor party hitting out saying that dominic rob's comments behind closed doors actually
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completely undermined their public statements at the same time but it's not just dominic rob who has been accused long before of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses but saying something else publicly. we make good on that page bringing to force the united kingdom's 1st told us human rights sanctions regime which gives us the power to impose sanctions on the on those involved in the very worst human rights abuses right around the world so when it comes to the big security and human rights challenges of our time we need this united nations to forge a boat new multilateralism so when it comes to championing human rights across the well that seems like the united kingdom can talk the talk but khan quite walks the walk but this week it really does feel as though britain is going through some sort of existential identity crisis so now it's trying to reposition itself on the international wild stage and reassert its global dominance but it seems like it will do that at any cost. still ahead the health service in need of care
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itself hospital chiefs in the u.k. ward all service cuts if they don't get an injection of billions of that story and more after this break. we are told the deal jay's capital it right investigation is one of the largest in american history the f.b.i. has made it clear it will not leave one stone unturned to prosecute what it calls domestic terrorist all of us want to answer surrounding this are horrific event but is this also a purging of trump loyalists. so it's seemed wrong why don't we just don't call. me.
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yet to shape out this day become active. and engaged with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. join me every thursday on the alec salmon chill and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics or business i'm showbusiness i'll see them. a lot and millions of christians in need of hospital treatment are being forced to wait for months due to the covert crisis and u.k. hospitals are now warning they may have to cut more services unless additional funding is made available new data reveals 4 and
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a half plus 1000000 people were on n.h.s. waiting lists at the end of january the highest number since records began in 2007 more than 300000 have already waited a year or more to start hospital treatment gregory metcalf is one of the patients whose surgery it keeps being pushed back i'm very much. pain because obviously and if even when sure the dislocation is very serious injury and page will start to have gone through so many like 30 even more so now probably so the thought feels this it's a very physically painful but i was very shocked as well to find out about the surgeries would be called hope these are all types that are not life threatening i really don't know i don't know who's asked how fast the. us. local authorities or the hospital but nobody seems to know i feel like the government
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needs to get more than the pocket. just obviously needs lots of money for the people on waiting lists for the surgeries some are specifically meaning 'd kovi patients some more talking about people like myself that awaits. surgeries and all kinds of medical ready attention surgeries but what we've got in them at the moment . many chess management says hospitals need $8000000000.00 pounds of additional funding to cover day to day running costs without that hefty influx the health service may have to further postpone non life threatening operations however his doctor told us why further delays will lead to all necessary surfing and even death . who knows how much they're spending they say something like 27000000000 on on the testing which many people think in many cases it's just money that is not not being spent wisely and we have to catch up with the medical issues i mean speaker is
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a personal issue i have a knee problem from a long term injury and my my operation. suspended at the moment is much to catch one another though people say well these are not life threatening in many cases a lot of the things that are being postponed are not immediately life threatening but if you're not detecting cancers if you don't know how many operations they become life threatening down the line we have less than any huge population i think this is true in most any other western european country. and that's one of the reasons why we had such a disaster at the start of crisis you know when the n.h.s. thought it was the world's 1st sort of a for health service return at the. point of contact and that was the. thing and most people want to see that continue as much as possible but the reality is it hasn't kept pace and another reality is that people just kind of. thought it's all
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ok because it's never really broken like this before but i mean now the cracks definitely are exposed and something really has to be done i think. unprecedented severe about how the kremlin has planted pressure on countries to stop using russia's sputnik the vaccine remarks come after the u.s. department of health published a report which post it tried to dissuade brazil a friend using the russian job what with more on the story here's our senior correspondent. we've all heard the bad back to deals to secure that scene shipment of countries trampling each other to get those precious jabs these seas the 1st star we've heard of back door deals to deny people a vaccine the us department of health health and human services boosting that it had denied hundreds of millions of brazilians
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a jab. the office of global affairs used diplomatic relations in the americas region to mitigate efforts by states including cuba venezuela and russia who are working to increase their influence in the region to the detriment of u.s. safety and security examples include using the office of global affairs health a touchy office to persuade brazil to reject the russian copied 19 vaccine and that is what is essentially a grand perversion of simple human decency and moral values they argue that brazilians vaccinating themselves with a russian vaccine is apparently a threat to u.s. security they are explaining how they just say that it is let me put that in perspective for you we will see and hear of the daily death tallies right so one in 5 of those deaths are happening right now in brazil 20 percent of all
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couvade deaths worldwide are in brazil and needs people a boosting that they help prevent inoculations in brazil with one of the objectives the and scientifically proven most efficient vaccines in the world these are the same people who claim that lives in vaccines are above politics and accused russia of undermining inoculation efforts it is very clear that russia is up to its all tricks. and in doing so is potentially putting people at risk by spreading disinformation about vaccines well darden u.s. department of health and human services who feel safe and your organization behind sputnik v. has come out and said what any reasonable person already knows this is a pandemic that is threatening and killing people equally. the threat to
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mankind it is above politics saving and we're talking here about millions of lives is paramount but the degree of cynicism and double standards here is astonishing see when it's about saving american lives they'll take all the help that they can get remember the russian planes carrying aid to new york last year oh they accepted that no threat to national security there apparently but brazilians vaccinating themselves with sputnik god forbid no no no america current allow brazilians to do that some western states are trying not only to politicize the humanitarian aspect of the fight against coronavirus but also to take advantage of the pandemic to punish governments they don't like i'm not sure gree with the
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russian foreign minister yes they are politicizing vaccination politicizing lives that's obvious but i'm not entirely sure that the countries that the us doesn't like that it's them that are being punished it's the people that they're friends with brazilians who will potentially not receive a life saving job so we're fishelson washington can go to sleep at night feeling good and safe despite its admission in the report the us department of health ses it cannot comment on vaccines not approved by the nation's food and drug administration's but envy is still awaiting approval in brazil a reminder for up to the moment of elements today are twitter pages you covered don't miss a thing by giving us a follow there i mean and only if i. new
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ways to rip people off they get caught they do. laws problems. and it. looks like that. is. americans love. this was a fundamental part of our political leadership our country a large understood the bargain you get a home and then you know rebel right that's the things you don't revolt if you have a stake in the system. and.
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the longer deeper history. in the united states not just. the american dream. the dream. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle we are told to d.o.j. scout bill riot investigation is one of the largest in american history the f.b.i. has made it clear it will not leave one stone unturned seeking to prosecute what it calls domestic terrorists all of us want answers surrounding this horrific event
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but is this also a purging of trump loyalists. across talking the capital riot i'm joined by my guest william binney in baltimore he's a former intelligence officer with the n.s.a. in raleigh we have brain mcgovern he is a former cia analyst and in ossining we crossed to don de bar he is the senior producer at c p r news all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it william let me go to you 1st i was going through the pages of the american conservative and this article by james both ard came up will f.b.i. chats send conservatives to prison i think that is probably the most direct way of starting out this program because it looks exactly like that to me considering it's been months now since the riot on capitol hill we have preciously little
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information and we have the head of the f.b.i. seemingly to go out of his way to please congress in their hearings about those horrific events so what about this title will the f.b.i. chats send conservatives to prison your thoughts go ahead. i think they will attempt to do anything they can to to discredit anybody involved in the trunk campaign and the trump supporters and i think that's where objective they've been trying to label all the all the trump front people all 75000000 of them as terrorists and that's the way that that's the way out that's why they had that section 1021 input into the they the authorization act or the military authorization act back in 2012 that was one of the basically stated that the same thing that a special order 48 did when the nazis issued in 1933 the.


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