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the week's top stories on a vaccine hesitancy throws up a major obstacle for the already stalling rollout with regulators struggling to convince people that the astra zeneca covert shop is safe. since it has been shown there are people who have unfortunately died after getting vaccinated saying the risk is low in their best interest i think we don't know what to trust between. sees its worst rioting in decades with rival gangs petrol bombs and torching police cars the midfielder over post trade barriers. and a former us intelligence analyst faces years in prison for exposing america's drone warfare program we speak to
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a whistleblower who's in close contact with him. he did it because he was exposing a war crime he's not allowed to see that and so he really doesn't have any chance of acquittal. good to have you with us this hour it's the weekly which means we're taking you through some of the biggest stories we've been covering over the past several days i'm calling bright welcome to the program 1st the e.u. this week spain struggling to revive public trust in the astra zeneca covert vaccine it's one of the 2 leading jabs being used across those 27 nations but after initially claiming the shop was entirely safe the european regulators now saying severe blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect we asked people in italy and france how they view the mixed signals. i know you want to be there are other vaccines so i cannot see the reason to focus only on astra zeneca if it has problems there are very rare but there are
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problems. you know for certain age groups should be restricted i personally wouldn't take it i understand that it can be an advantage for the community but if something goes wrong you could get from basis and then the personal advantage vanishes. for me there is a risk since it has been shown there are people who have unfortunately died after getting vaccinated it upon use of saying the risk is low in their best interest i think so they are never going to say that the risk is high and so that's right that doesn't surprise me there is a bit of confusion we don't know what to trust so i feel a bit of the dark concerns over a potential link between astra zeneca and red blood clots is exposing the latest divisions within the e.u. after the book's agency that evaluates in supervises medicinal products that may once again said the benefits of the vaccine weigh the risks but saying that blood clots should be listed as
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a rare so i defect not although we're convinced it measures have been taken it's only in spain of joined ranks with germany deciding to limit the job to those who are over the age of 60 belgium has followed suit with france now only recommending astra zeneca for those over $55.00 but those differences a causing a headache for brussels it's worried that without a common policy towards astra zeneca trust in vaccinations could be eroded commissioner as member states to ask experts to work with him to develop the coherent approach across the region through their guidance and analysis the extremely important we want to avoid of course the vaccination as however it may be that. this ship has already sailed here in france there have been reports of people not turning up with a coup the vaccination if it's astra zeneca and confusion over who should and who
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shouldn't have it is right there is also a question to be a last about why certain countries are making unilateral decisions against deep voice of the may yet certain that may be simple the head of germany's vaccine commission said the a.m.a. evaluates vaccines based on what's of benefit to all in the e.u. individual countries though can be more picky in germany we have a slightly different situation because we're not so dependent on the astra zeneca vaccine and we can postpone vaccines and thereby achieve the same effect but in the end we still have the risk of these serious side effects in a certain age group over in the u.k. new restrictions on astra zeneca are even tighter than those that have been taken by the european neighbors the previously the u.k. dismissed questions raised about the jab now the government committee is
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recommending that healthy people under 30 are provided with a different fact seen adults who are age 18 to 29 years old should be offered an alternative that night in fact seen in preference to the astra zeneca vaccine regulators are now would voicing that astra zeneca provides another update on possible side effects and while for some the idea that they have a toy any chance of developing a fatal blood clot may be too much others say that they will gladly take the risk in a bid to put an end to the current nightmare so all of the risky azzi paris meanwhile supply shortages continue to plague the e.u.'s inoculation effort and attention shifting to an alternative vaccine the russian made. so far just one nation and western europe has fully embraced the job the microstate of summary no we spoke to a senior official that. ok we thought our daughter's fed
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up we faced a delayed the supply of the 1st doses of the pfizer vaccine which were covered by protocol agreements but when. the pen to make forced us to says for other solutions on the market through cooperation with the russian direct investment fund we managed to pare new doses of this politically vaccine and start our vaccination campaign with vaccinations are now primarily being carried out with sputnik the. we had an opportunity to receive scientific proof that this is a good and reliable vaccine and this is also confirmed by our own internal research of antibodies which measures best safety and efficiency of the job to date we have had absolutely no problems some minor reactions we have detected comply with standard reactions to mena zation which include low grade fever chills and so on right now we have no problems with the summary no hopes to complete its vaccination campaign by may the enclave which is located within its is home to around 34000
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people most adults there are lined up for the job ministers told us that they have been working well with russia. we are definitely happy with the vaccine and are surprised at how good our cooperation with the russian fund has been the professionalism of the fun's workers and their willingness to help as well as quick supplies of the jobs it has been a very good experience of cooperation and i hope we will do it again in the course of future vaccination campaigns. of course our fight against corona virus has some particularities because we're a small states with limited resources our health system has limited capabilities to confront the situation caused by cove it this is where it's crucial for us to immunize our population as soon as possible when we thought there are x.'s to vaccines on the european market is limited which complicated the start of our vaccination campaign we decided to contact the russian direct investment fund
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regarding sputnik the. other european medicines agency is still considering whether to approve of sputnik of a process that's been going on for months a former italian m.p. told us the regulator needs to act faster. i think that europe is the laying jewel matcher to give india bruey sherman about the utilization or worse would mean can you look under a political point of view with these issues you'll be there did you and then the commercial point of view i'd refer to being that it is not so important because or even. if you were a commercial reason it would be in order it is a very bad the i hope that a wheel or speed up but in case they do not i think that any way our government as other governments should go along and budgies what they want. northern ireland has been gripped by rioting throughout the past week police fired water
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cannon for the 1st time in 6 years as pro u.k. loyalists and irish nationalists faced off the disturbances come amid a wave of anger over post bricks a trade barriers this was the scene in belfast on friday night protesters torched a trash can and a car and held rocks and petrol bombs of police northern ireland's 1st minister alan fosters urged both sides to show restraint and the british prime minister's expressed his alarm and called for dialogue. i am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in northern ireland especially attacks on the p.s. and i who are protecting the public and businesses attacks on a bus driver and the assault of a journalist this way to resolve differences is through dialogue not violence or criminality meanwhile northern ireland's justice ministers blame think u.k. government for the flare up i am a long accuse the conservatives of dishonesty over the way it would affect the irish border saying they promised unfettered access while failing to work through the legal consequences she also slammed the british government's decision to
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suspend the northern ireland protocol which was part of the u.k.'s withdrawal agreement with the e.u. aimed at ensuring an open border don't tom who's a professor of british and irish politics thinks the government made a series of false promises to the people of northern ireland. well the british government vice johnson and in particular have to a considerable amount of responsibility it was boris johnson who went over to belfast and it's only democratic union party the largest party in northern ireland told the public party conference 3 years ago that it would be untold for any british government to preside over a border in the irish sea or as johnson was attacking is predisposed to treason may the signing of such a deal within a year for his johnson done that and since then he spends a lot of time pretending that the reason this border between great britain and northern ireland so you're just a loyalist symbol and feel terrible sense of betrayal over what the prime minister has done i think that boris johnson needs to go to northern ireland explain what he's done in terms of of the protocol and try and also meet with the e.u.
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leaders to mitigate some of the worst effects the protocol and diminish the number of checks get on goods go between great britain and northern ireland otherwise we're looking at a grim summer potentially of violence in northern ireland. for u.s. intelligence analyst faces up to 10 years in prison for blowing the whistle on washington's drone assassination program daniel hale pleaded guilty to transmitting national defense information his case comes amid mass disclosure of similar crimes allegedly perpetrated by the united states.
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i have to tell you when he called me a few hours ago he was surprisingly upbeat and optimistic and he he remarked about how much press this issue has been getting since he decided to plead guilty so in the end i think that he thinks that this is been worth it that americans know more about the drone program now than 8 they did 6 months ago or a year ago and even though he's likely going to go to prison it was worth it the u.s. is flying these drones or at least it was until recently that were used ostensibly to kill terrorists or would be terrorists but in reality to kill anybody who might resemble a terrorist and that included women children the elderly and anybody else who
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happened to be on the ground i believe that we're we're a nation of laws and we have to abide by those laws whether we like them or not if we don't like them we should change them go through the process and change them if congress has not declared war on a country we don't have a right to attack it we just can't decide that we don't like the politics of whoever happens to be in charge in a place like yemen or pakistan or afghanistan and then launch drone strikes against them it's a violation of international law and data which i gave to the online news site the intercept back in 24 tape was made available to the public and he's now accused of disclosing classified intelligence information his supporters say these kind of exposures are central. using the espionage act in this way to prosecute journalists sources and spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest particularly when it relates to national security where government secrecy is at its height these documents detail the
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secret unaccountable process for targeting and killing people around the world including u.s. citizens through drone strikes there are a vital public importance and they related to their disclosure is protected by the 1st amendment i was arrested 2 years ago and charged with violating the espionage act and also other related offenses a president biden has imposed temporary restrictions on drone strikes in most countries but there are reports he aims to boost exports of amount of weapons to countries including those with poor human rights records don't care who again says however justified whistleblowers exposure of drone strikes they've got next to no chance of proving that to the u.s. authorities. this is really the worst part of the of the espionage act this is the reason why ed snowden can't come home this is the reason why i couldn't go to trial this is the reason why jeffrey sterling the other cia whistleblower was convicted because there is no affirmative defense we are prohibited by law from going into
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court and saying i did it but i did it for this reason and in the case of daniel hale this was a war crime he did it because he was exposing a war crime he's not allowed to say that and so he really doesn't have any chance of acquittal the best thing to do for daniel as it was for me as it was for so many others here charged under the espionage act is to take a deal and to hope for the lightest possible sentence the decision that was made early on even before joe biden was inaugurated to pursue the appeal against julian his son it was that decision that made it clear that joe biden was going to pursue national security leaks just like barack obama did and just like donald trump did after him. developments this past sunday blackout at an underground nuclear site in iran is being described as an act of terrorism by government officials that the times facility suffered an outage earlier on sunday
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a day after the president unveiled a new set of advanced centrifuges for faster uranium enrichment a major in israel say the incident was caused by a cyber attack by the israeli intelligence agency mossad and spaced on western intelligence sources. to retaliate against the perpetrators but so far it's not assigned to any blame the incident though threatens to overshadow the ongoing talks between iran and world powers on reviving the 2015 nuclear. run university political science professor how massai told me that he thinks israel is the most likely culprit. iranian official so far have not formally a tuesday anyone but a. i think it's very likely that the israelis are behind this and this is not surprising in the past 10 years every time you're on in the united states have begun serious diplomatic negotiations the israelis have tried to sabotage this are the assassinated iranian scientists between 201-2012 when obama wanted to negotiate
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with the go on arguing the final days of the trumpet ministration days sasson aided iran's top nuclear scientists would be a move of forcing a confrontation between iran and the u.s. and now that diplomatic talks have begun in vienna since last tuesday between iran and the u.s. 1st they attacked the reigning cargo ship off the coast of yemen and now we have this cyber attack. and this is the weekly we're going to be continuing our special coverage ahead of monday's historic anniversary of the 1st manned space flight shortly in a few minutes veteran space travelers tell us what the final frontier holds in store including for hollywood who are watching arctic.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. the world is driven by shaped by our own person. who dares thinks. we dare to ask.
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them back now this week the international space station welcomed a new 3 man crew the launch came ahead of monday's anniversary of the 1st manned space flight. the rocket launched from the same site west soviet cosmonaut yuri gagarin made history on the morning of the 12th of april 961 his vostok one craft took off circling the earth for 190 minutes that fly broke it got an instant global fame and we sent our correspondents on 3 continents to ask people to identify the space
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pioneer 60 years on. live and produced the you get that in your garden at the bottom of the furnace company that in your youth. and i think here you could go right recognizing me and i wish i knew armstrong i'm sorry i don't know where. face recognition skills in the wild actually your car is now if you. had a better solution. and he's promised to produce the business. so you do good god it is true but only to speed that jesus is coming again and judgment to be a judgment is fairly good i mean you're getting
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a. few. stumbling stone out of it i'll assume for the last go what i'm going to think you know i don't know if you'll be got ready for this trip i did last time i was there you bet i'm going to start to fall with that idea. what a. good name is he. for now they say how do you know. it will be a good time to fill out the will see a picture book you are going to have these are the golden gate and this book. became god really all. of them about hosts. he wasn't a sheep to tony. got him
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a lot of shuffle from all of them. now a. lot of mr looney you're getting a lot of stuff a lot of coffee on the costs. you already judge. not saying kidney or do you want a guy getting. caught up on a little bit in the kitchen i don't i don't know judy ip. in the. movie and that's something i. made with them which i love but i was young and they were. really big easy anything we don't operate on what then do you have. a bit of intel on me.
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and you need it to. lead to merkel when i. got from mine they were on their b c dark war but this one here you have to be here i mean. i think that. guy the 1st guy and. something right. jagger is really like an actor he was in that movie with my chevy chase down at words like that in the eighty's. miracle in mystique. mystery. and let. me take you to the never and. see here we go we are. supporting the. 2 decades now.
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humans have had a constant presence in orbit traveling at 27000 kilometers per hour on the international space station braving radiation and higher velocity space junk saskia taylor's been causing an astronaut and 2 cosmonauts including russia's only woman space pilot on the joys and challenges of life in 0 gravity. ok but what should what does the typical day of the cosmonauts preparing for flights look like the 1st one for example what is the cause and we have every day there is a person responsible for it who monitors with the parson examine each subject and go through all the necessary training the shuttle is very diverse you could be sitting in a classroom diving underwater skydiving or studying computer techniques that variety makes the difficult training that it calls more exciting we have to be multiskilled specialists and know how to do everything yet when you are in your course of a couple of i get it it sounds like spaceflight preparations are now piece of cake
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but for lazy people chin up you can go into space without such conflicts training it's easy you just need to be an actor the space race has continued in unexpected ways nasa has said it's planning to make the 1st of a movie filmed in space and at the same moment cost was decided russia needs to make such a movie to stay in it but which of course they won't get the same level of training as the professional cosmonauts what they need is to be able to help themselves with food drinks hygiene and so on and not to get in the way if there are incidents that's the level of training they will be to have and it takes around 6 months and with the thoughts of that we're talking about space movies and those afula fantasy what's your forecast for the technological development for let's say the next decade will we see some fantasy become reality i think in the near future and you said 10 years i think we will have people not just visiting the moon briefly as happened you know 55 years ago but but actually starting to stay on the moon the
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moon is only 3 days away billions of leaders of water frozen on the moon and if you have power and you have water and you just need a good habitat and you can live there right now that's the kind of the i assess is an international project but at the end of the day you do work for different countries and have different flags in your space it's all the situations when you focus. will come to dinner and say guys you won't believe what a discovery i've made and then you can add in coal excess don't tell them what's wrong with you or do you share your research that entire time we're working together and we're inventing space flight and we're we're figuring out how it's all going to work and and obviously getting to know each other it's important to socialize together but it's not competitive it's it's international space station 15 different countries and it's different them some of the historical embassies that we kind of cultivate here on earth so dave with 6 and
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a i know all of you have worked in space how does it feel to be on the brink of infinity isn't that terrifying if the new stress it's not terrifying just terrifyingly interesting is dangerous and hard work but it's fascinating you see your home in space from the outside and you see the whole planets and it's amazing to go out in your space suit as naturally as if you're stepping out onto the street and i don't know why the movies always make space flight look so sad you know i'll call 011 movie or whatever that one was with brad pitt everyone looks so sad spaceflight is joyous and magnificent like you can see in these videos that you're running and and the reality of it is it's an immensely human and shared experience as we're starting to leave our. ok well we hope you'll join us for more on monday's big anniversary as we celebrate space past present and future that's it from a thanks for watching you next weekend as with daniel hawkins after worlds apart.
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today the industry prefers to spend millions of euros in you know the. d.-day regulations i will be sniffy all about making money making profits in some of the corporations international markets import export do you imagine the number of chronic diseases that are out in every community today it is not due to new viruses all new microbes facts not true so it is due to environment. not going to say you know that moment of discipline or this sort of muscles are really b.s. to cuba it could only come into use even though to be. deployed. if the so food industry is successful it will create more jobs it will create more value added it will create more growth so i don't see why we shouldn't also fight
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for the interest something into street not accept that we have regulation we want regulation i was an interest in if we don't behave zinnias penalty that's fine. back. to. don welcome to worlds apart the 2nd here into the global pandemic call it 19 still presents many mysteries to scientists and doctors in the public domain
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it's surrounded by just as many dog moustache challenging which mean proved more isolating than the disease and south given how politicized the issue of combination has become is there still drawn for cheney and scientific discourse to discuss that i'm now joined by dr martin door professor of medicine at harvard medical school professor good to talk to you think you very much for finding to try and thank you as a group pressure now what's interesting about your area of expertise is that you're essentially a big data guy you've been recognized for your ability to map out all the grades before they even happen based on you know a number of the initial cases and yet through all of this been damaged i think you found yourself somewhat at odds with other big data companies like twitter. ballo what conclude.


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