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the luck on the new metal charge. look on the cancel the olympics, that is the cry of protestors claiming the tokyo games will cause a wave of new coded cases. was $100.00 people linked to the event have already tested positive amid concerns. but this is just the tip of the iceberg. also this, our questions are raised over the decline of what was one of the most powerful navy in the world. as it transpires, the just one, the british naval destroyers currently fully operational and following a recent wave of protests in cuba, us imposes a new round of sanctions against the caribbean. nation as the by the ministration shows, no sign of backing down on americas long time. right,
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ah or brian kathy lived direct from her studios in moscow. this is our international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. right now, the olympic flame is burning and the long awaited tokyo summer games have officially begun. however, the atmosphere is far from the festive. one organizers had hoped for, while opening fireworks lit up the stadium, pro testers, voice to their concerns about the spread of cov, it infections linked to the event of already jumps to $11013.00 of which are among the athletes. however, the president of the international olympic committee insist that the games can be held safely with restrictions, meaning that for the very 1st time in history, no spectators will be allowed to attend as articulate but try and go no comments. the controversy doesn't stop there. the whole world is talking about how the that
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make has taken its toll on the olympics. and it's clear the games will be the oddest, most unusual, weird. choose whichever word you like in history. it looks as if the number one, elliptic official just wanted to go with the flow of weirdness when he got the nation that's hosting the big event wrong. and i were coming target is safe and secure games for everybody, for the athletes. and for all the delegations, and most importantly, also for the chinese people, japanese people. anyway, the locals won't be able to enjoy any of the actual arena vibes because be arena's are supposed to be empty. and so the newly updated a limping moto faster, higher, stronger together also sounds a bit weird physically, there ain't going to be that many people in tokyo, standing or sitting together empty stadiums must be depressing for the athletes,
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but probably not as depressing as the rules for staying in the olympic village, a ban on leaving the covert free zone, gps trackers only 90 seconds allowed for conversations in the mix zone. only 10 minutes devoted for one meal having to fly out of japan once your tournament is over. this is how we keep credit safe in the olympic dining hall. we sometimes put these calls on before we touch anything, we go and grab one of these trays. a individual try has been sanitized and washed his attention of the bottom floor of the dining hall. as we walk around, obviously we've got i'm awesome in every little keep cool. there are disinfecting why. so we walk down everything that we're going to touch the screen. the side of everything, it makes me time conversations pretty difficult because it's hard to get through them. but the metal ceremonies might also make the winners feel a bit lonely. they will be presented to the athlete on a tray and then the athlete will take the metal him or herself. it will be made
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sure that the person who will put the metal on the tray will do so only with disinfected gloves so that the athlete can be sure that nobody touched them before . athletes also have to get used to fragile beds, which have been dubbed anti sex. although thanks to social media, we've already learned that beds aren't that useless in this peculiar aspect. athletes will use beds made of cardboard frames, but they've been assured the cardboard beds won't collapse. during sex, the organizers haven't given up on the tradition of giving away thousands of condoms, but athletes will only be able to use them after they check out till the very final days of preparations before the opening ceremony. it wasn't clear if the olympics would go ahead, despite the overwhelming anti cove it measures athletes are testing positive, the nerves count has been on for a while. and it seems to be just as pacey as the metal count,
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while the city of tokyo itself is under a state of emergency, they the case growth numbers have gone back to the peaks of winter. and the locals would usually be so proud to be living. and a whole city are now mostly against the event. one recent poll showed almost 80 percent. we're not happy with the decision not to cancel the whole thing. this explains the protests. the council lim, because holding their limpid flu cause mutated trains to spread which will endanger our lives. i think it is wrong to have the olympics in the midst of a corona pandemic. i wonder about the government's stance of colon for self restraint among the general public. well, the same time being adamant about the lympics. someone else who's already made tokyo. 2020. i. e. 20. 21. hold standing is laurel hubbard. the 1st ever
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transgender olympic athlete. she was born male and will compete among female weight lifters. this caused quite a stir with some of the sports community going as far as saying that the i o c betrayed women by allowing this while the transgender are celebrating this historic milestone for them. the whole thing feels like a bad joke, left change in opportunities, a missed for some athletes, meadows and the limpid qualifications. and we are powerless. i do believe that everyone should have access to sports, but not at the expense of others. both include and transgender efforts have been in place in the olympics and paul lympics since 2004 laurel hubbard, is the 1st to qualify. and 154000 olympians and barling bins. over the last 17 years, trans people belong in sports. and finally, in tokyo as become official athletes will be allowed to make political gestures and statements. but only before the competition begins. nothing like that is still
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allowed at the podium. so some teams have already announced they will be taking the knee. well, that was easy to expect. however, when athletes were pulled 70 percent said they were against any protests anywhere at the olympic venues. aud unusual weird. have you chosen the right word? britain once boasted that the most powerful navy in the world, however, it has become a shadow of its former self with just one of its 6 destroyers currently ready for service. and there are warnings that the situation is operationally unacceptable. but i guess you have comments. britain has made quite the splash recently, the cowboy flora into russia's territorial waters, off the coast of crimea, all ukrainian waters. if you are a british captain and our itching for an excuse to antagonize the russians, believe you're
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a big splash, as i say. but it was bravado the supposed show of full symbolized, but h. m as defended sailing into russian gun ranges was actually a bluff as it emerged that all other destroyers already for repairs. h m. a defender recently at the center of a diplomatic grove with russia following the voyage of the korean peninsula is the only rest of the class without and issue. the other 5 type, 40 fives, all need work, either planned or due to problems developed while it see. it's a good thing, but it didn't break down and caught me in waters. the last thing the royal navy needs is a rush and tug boats coming to its rescue or a chinese one following on from the queen, elizabeth strike groups and no girl deployments. the united kingdom will permanently assign 2 ships in the region from later this year. big blad britain has,
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i'm not entirely sure the chinese will be all that impressed, given recent events by which i mean breakdowns but big plans nevertheless. now these, if the royal navy can scrounge together enough operational ships. so 2 of them, which as british assures, have shown can be a challenge if that ship experiences propulsion problems. as we have seen across the top $45.00 family than our carrier group would have to be forced to lean on an a 2 ally to ensure that we have destroy protection. that really indicates bottom line that we need a bigger navy rule, but tonya rule, the waves, the old song, goes truly times bears know what not that the british are giving up. again. big black, 24000000000 pounds marked for a new fleet. we are going to use extra spending to restore britain's position as
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the foremost naval power in europe. and until then, it seems, britain will depend on others to rule the waves in question is, is everyone in nato ready to fight and die and unintended hypothetical war sparked by another british stunt? because it would be extremely embarrassing if they aren't all right, roads have turned into raging rivers. and thousands of people are without power. that is the devastating seen in ne turkey as it suffers more torrential flooding. now severe rain has destroyed homes and overturn vehicles and authorities have turned off electricity supplies as a safety precaution. it comes just a week after 6 people died and 2 went missing and a previous flooding. a local reporter gave us both the latest number towards him from our view, which is now severely damaged by the flood. heavy rain started yesterday early in the morning, and the river overflowed. as you can see,
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behind me flooding destroyed a bridge across the river, causing it to the damage is really significant. 5000 citizens live in the small district on the black sea coast of turkey. many of the move to safety water flows that move more than 100 vehicles around the 100 commercial areas are affected. local, the suffering huge loss, the ground floor, apartments basements, 1st floor space damage from rising water level. in some places building the flooded up the 2nd floor, much of the furniture that has been destroyed. the water supply system has been damaged and people now have to get drinking water from municipal facilities. such seems a witness throughout the affected areas, rescues civil defense groups and now working in the area also evacuating people. support groups have been mobilized from cities nearby. meanwhile, residents of the german region worked hit by last week's deadly floods, struggling to peace and their lives together again, they're forced to deal with everything from access to restricted vaccines to broken
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sewage systems. me, oliver, i guess i'll look with vaccination. sandra was hitting the catastrophe and his clothes, and we all would have had to drive very far to vaccinated to come in. i'm here for my 2nd vaccination. i was supposed to get my 2nd shot from my doctor, but he was also a big some of. i'm also here with a charge group to help people who are affect because i was fortunately barely hit with me. benji mentioned it on time and i expect the number of covert cases in this area to rise in the next few days. the people that work together in a confined space and the transmission corona is easier because everyone is not wearing mouth. nose protection, at least not in the pictures you see on tv. we can see that human to human transmission remains the main method of transmission on
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induction and we had the safest drinking water in the whole world. it was almost start over now. we have never had such a situation in germany, at least not this extreme. there is no difference between drinking water and sewage . at the moment. the water flowed through the streets and the villages was a mixture of all agreement and rain. water contamination is very high. you shouldn't have anything anything because they're also environmental toxins and things like that. ah, if you feel just terrible, everything destroyed. many people don't have any accommodation. the businesses also closed. it's like a nightmare. so much more financial help is necessarily because it has caused some damage. the whole infrastructure must be rebuilt. many build and must be ripped
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down and rebuilt all the breach of here. we have just one bridge out of around 10 left, just one bridge. to get to our the start we now have to travel through the whole village. so we are really reliant on financial resources. and we also don't have any work. everything has been destroyed, no jobs, and no money anymore. in other news tonight, mourners in hating, have been grieving at the funeral of their murdered president. protesters also took to the streets in a show of the political divisions tearing at the caribbean nation. this is a picture from the funeral president jovan l. more use that was killed in his residence, allegedly by a group including 26, former colombian soldiers, 6 of whom were trained by the us military with protest surrounding the funeral. shops were reportedly fired in the us delegation and other guests ran to their
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vehicles. no injuries were reported among the guests. phelan jerry's ice cream gets frozen out of israel after the company stopped sales and occupied palestinian territories. but it economic terrorism for support for human rights. the story much more like this is our to international ah, join is raising prices up. they're the ones who are dictating prices. and so we're creating a monster here. we created a brick and monster. we've got china economy zooming, they can raise prices at will, and no matter how high china raise prices for americans to buy their goods, biden's going to print more money to send to china. this is worse to still be in chinese fingered traps that ever been affected. the so what we try to do is really to leverage on the knowledge
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of this partners from developed countries and they offer field church services support. little was so we asked this is sort of a broker 12 teams from developing an emerging countries to get access to space because clearly one of the issues, one of the show stoppers is the cost of the launch in the operation. the the the news ah, welcome back. this is our t international. now, the by the ministration has taken its 1st major steps against america's long time
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target cuba and has slapped sanctions on the country's defense minister and also elite security forces brigade. it is in response to alleged to human rights violations during anti government protest this month. this is just the beginning. the united states will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the cuban people. cubans had taken to the streets to vent their frustration over an economic crisis. and the government's handling of the pandemic along with food and medicine shortages. number of activists were detained, and the cuban president denounced the rallies as a foreign provocation. he also blamed the problems on the long standing trade embargo imposed by the united states. no further steps were expected from washington. do include expanding its mission in venice, as well as giving into pressure to help the cuban population, such as letting americans sell money to relatives and friends there through a remittance scheme. we spoke to latin american and caribbean studies. professor
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daniel shaw about this, and he says, other countries would be accused of meddling if they pursued the same policies. several weeks ago biting had said that a change in the policy towards cuba was not on the menu, but suddenly following this, this backlash, this wave of anti cuba. anti socialism propaganda from the right wing from all sectors of the liberal elite suddenly biden is hyper focused on cuba. but the intention is the same as it has been to 1959. and it has nothing to do the liberation of cuba, and everything to do with the re colonization of the u. s. is done everything in their power, diplomatically, militarily, economically and politically. to carry out their attempts to re colonize cuba. they blocked them off from access to technology to the engine to social media. so how
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hypocritical now that the republican party and others claim that they're doing everything to bring free, why fi in q was, if china or russia were china, broadcast internet or the shows of cuba or radio, like radio. marquee is, they've done from miami, the cuban cuban americans. surely the us government would cry foul. so was russia, was china here, across the spectrum of the mainstream media. yet, every day, cuba is there in the headlines. because the u. s. has been pushing regime change in cuba. it's $959.00. s a true agenda. deadly serious us house speaker nancy pelosi has rushed to defend the democrat lead committee site committee investigating the january 6 capitol hill writes that after house minority leader kevin mccarthy accused her of an agree just abuse of power for rejecting 2
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republicans. he pointed to the panel. hello c has created a sham process. house. democrats must answer this question. why are you allowing a lame duck speaker? to destroy this institution. this is the people's house, not pelosi, the house on wednesday plus he blocked 2 of mccarthy's 5 nominees, stressing their participation could compromise the integrity of the investigation. both are known to be long time allies of former president donald trump. policy accepted the other 3. yet that still failed to satisfy the minority leader who threatened to pull all his members from the committee and said the republicans would instead run their own investigation into the incident. a quick reminder of the events under investigation. on january 6, the trump supporters storing the capitol hill after he lost to joe biden, in the 2020 presidential election in suing malay, left 5 people dead. for more on this,
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we can cross live now 2 independent political analyst. alison bruno, thanks for being with us here on this. it's certainly a crazy situation over in the states. what do you make of this fall out? is it likely to have a major impact on any invest eventual investigation? hello, sean, thank you for having me. well, 1st of all, the way i've been looking at it, apart from the details and inexplicable reasons why nancy pelosi would exclude to members of a committee in which would have helped in addressing the main problem behind this entire situation which developed on january the 6th which is the divisions in the united states itself. and i think the biggest problem we have to go back to russia gave the russia gates and the the question of trump's
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a legit illegitimacy to be president in 2016 when he took office there were protests and they never the, the democrats and the media and the world of culture, the hollywood and so on, were relentless in presenting him as an illegitimate president because he was supposedly elected with the aid of a foreign power being russian. and it was predictable and completely understandable to me. what happened there was no way that had lost the election as happened. that the republicans and his supporters whatever allow the next president to take over without a corresponding force. you know, it's like newton's 3rd law to every action. there is
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a reaction. so right. the the, his support is reacted and i don't think there was a collusion between the brick or the trump and the support. and i find it ridiculous when they call them terrorists. i mean, i lived in italy during the 7 days when i was a young boy, i remember a political terrorism entirely different. quick question about the. so the democrats, there's criticism that they will dominate the committee, but they have the house. this is they would dominate the committee anyway. they have the, the majority there, there are calls the saying that this will undermine its integrity of the entire commission. what do you think? well, yes, it, it does. because i think in this situation, the most important thing is to so some kind of unity to make or to use the investigation, to make a conciliatory show of kind of reconciliation at least to, to balance,
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to bring some kind of a librium between the 2 parties now and american society, which is completely divided on so many levels and i mean, after all, the republican was much rather i think investigate the congress, pay close attention to the events of the summer of 2020 and with unsafe and b l m. and so on. but there's no balance that has gotten completely washed away and taken over by this narrative. so i think it wouldn't be, it was a politician, a real, a good politician, looks for a compromise and, and ways to appeal to abroad majority in these situations. but what we're seeing here is continued the vision. so what's going to happen now?
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the leg selection, whoever wins will try to legitimize to lose it. or rather, sorry, the loser will try to the, legitimize the winner. and this pattern can only get worse. so this was an opportunity to, to stop it in the put a cap on it. and it's not happening at all. it's under bruno independent political analyst. thanks for being with us here on our team international as usual. thank you. right, economic terrorism. that is how the israeli president labeled the growing international movement to boycott. his country over its treatment of palestine is comes after ice cream multinational ban and jerry's froze, sales within israeli settlements throughout the occupied west bank and east jerusalem. we believe it is inconsistent with our values for ben and jerry's ice cream to be sold in the occupied palestinian territory. we also hear and recognize the concerns shared with us by our fans interested partners. now it's just
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you know, in response, some in israel and beyond have shared videos with themselves throwing away its products in the us. retailers have also shown solidarity with israel by reducing or stopping supplies of the brandt, israel denies accusations of occupying palestine or committing war crimes. there, but palestinians have welcome to the ice cream brands move as a step towards what they see as justice. and i, we support the decision and any company that boy cause these railway occupation, we hope the whole world will boycott israel, product design, you know, we are pleased with the company's decision will support the companies that by called these rarely occupation and always railey settlement because of the war crimes and crimes they are committing against palestinians. i feel happy because there are companies that have a conscious knowledge of the legality of settlements in the palestinian territory.
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when an american company makes such a decision, and it is one of the largest, the most widespread companies in the world, it is a beautiful thing that i've been in jerry's is just the latest in a growing list of companies that have decided to boycott israel. it is an issue that sees tempers flare on both sides. we put the story up for debate. i don't think this is gonna make a bit of difference in israeli policy because it's so clearly so transparently an american company caving in to, to, to a mob demand that what we're seeing is some consumer power on the rise. this is not about v d s. for example, advising or lobbying supermarkets to stop selling ban injuries, foods and products. this is about consumers. i think the significance of this, however, is that this is coming from a u. s. company and a few months back. the u. s. was going completely in
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a different direction. they were recognizing in jerusalem as is really and moving forward to recognizing the occupied territories as such, the left wing mom tries to take lots of complex situation like policing in america, were like israel's conflict with her neighbors and turn them into clear black and white. right and wrong when that's not the reality. if consumer power is growing, now you can call that leftist mob or whatever. you know, if people see george floyd being suffocated under the knee of a policeman, then will sympathize and you can call that left is small but, but i think it's just natural that people simplified and take action. they can take a moral stand and say, well, i don't want to do anything with that product. that's the kind of double standard of people say offensive things across the globe. you mentioned what happened in minnesota where's been injurious boycott minnesota. i could point out more than
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offensive things being done in countries around the world. oppression being done, countries around the world. where is the boy there when we're just going to focus in on israel and say, uh huh. someone in israel did something that was offensive to an error, therefore we must, we caught israel. it does suggest to me the sort of absurd double standard in this absurd obsession. that does make me make me very suspicious of an anti semitism at work issue of settlement with she's not, you know, happening one month ago or one year ago. it has been happening for, you know, essentially, or something. people are being kicked out of their houses, sometimes violently, sometimes under the premise or the guys of law and other people, other in the city coming and taking their place. you know, this has gone too long and every now and then because this issue is being solved, then it will resurface long standing grievance every now and then you know,
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is shown bear in front of everybody and people remind themselves to make a moral stance. we're seeing a different path emerging in the middle east. think we're seeing countries like the united arab emirates, bahrain morocco saying you know what, what's best for our joint future in the middle east jewish era, but like muslim in jewish light is not boy cutting and shunning, but actually coming together, working together, investing together, collaborating together, and i would humbly suggest that the united arab emirates model abraham affords model of investment in collaboration and mutual recognition will produce a better future for everyone in the middle east than some sort of silly boy cutting, pushed by americans who knew very little about the reality on the brand does it for me this i'll be back in 29 minutes with another news. this is our to international the.


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