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whole russia alone says it's to suspend the work of its permanent mission to nato in brussels from november. first, the measure is a response to nato's decision earlier this month to expel 8 russian diplomats ready for action. russia fills one section of the nord stream to pipeline with natural gas and awaits the final green light from regulators to start supply europe . outside the u commissioner, it warns energy. poverty on the continent to set to rise, tortured angio for 17 years without trial. we explore the case of a pakistani national, who still in guantanamo, despite the clear for relief south true, it emerged he'd been mistaken for a terrorist. on the former research or
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a google accuses the tech john of using races, the algorithms, tim that get bruce spoke to ortiz going underground. there's lots of it at the call, right? a lot of as a p, i that automatic automated pace showing that it's tools ah, a coming life for moscow, every hour of the day. this is our t. my name's unit illegal of 30 minutes of news and views start. now russia is pulling the plug on its permanent mission to nato. the complete suspension of its operations is in response to the alliance, kicking out a number of russian diplomats for a legit spike ortiz. fremont cost rift has more russian foreign minister made the announcement on monday saying that says, starting on november 1st,
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moscow will completely suspend the operations of its mission to nathan, and from now on any emergency communications between the u. s. lead block and russia will be done through the russian embassy in belgium, while an ambassador, alpha, nate member states in moscow chosen by the alliance can perform similar functions here in russia. so this guns, just 2 weeks after nato announced that it would expel a russian diplomats for a legit undisclosed espionage at its brussels headquarters. and that should be in effect on the 1st of november as well. well, according to the russian foreign ministry, it became yet another move on. nato's behalf to use the so called russian threats as a unifying factor for the alliance. and another reason to remain in international demand is here from the russian. foreign minister nichol will use noun. you put a,
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cham 0 explanation, was given for the expulsions. and the few days before the announcements, we met with mr. stoughton bug in new york, he stressed that nato had a sincere interest to normalizing relations with russia. so to de escalate tensions on the european continent, cuz what we weren't particularly surprised by the decision would, is it all confirms that nato is uninterested in equal dialogue or joint work who sir, dale. i rav added that the nato information bureau and moscow will also be shut down as a result. why? meanwhile, the nato international secretary and has already been notified and the russian foreign ministry statement added that, sir. it is not expecting any shift in relationship with nato in the near future. while i've been getting some reaction to the story, including from independent journalist luc river, who believes channels of communications between russian near to will remain open. on nato signed to, to show for us to show that they are, you know,
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that the tough guys come in and this is no good. oh, thank god, what's important in that is that the relation between is the putting and biden has improved much. and the g need the meeting and data. what that is, what needs to be followed perfect, that negotiations to start again on, on a nuclear armament on, on major issues between united states, between super powers, between america and on russia and doc that is to be followed. and there, there seems to be a dialogue old, which is, this is part of the diplomatic bali, you know, i wonder how problems issues of course they, that the core issues are really the crimea issue. i mean, there was ga us since 2014 the relation stuff and phone been not frozen but have diminished along russia and nato, which, which was normal rush has taken
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a major step forward in reading the nord stream to pipeline, to pump natural gas to millions of european homes. the 1st of 2 sections has now been filled to the required pressure. the operator added work is underway to fill the rest of the network, which links russia to germany, fire the ball fixing the pipeline now only needs final approval from german regulators and comes out. europe is script by an energy crisis with gas prices recently passing a long time high. much of the media has pointed the finger at russia for that the spike moscow honoring its gas contracts and promising to boost supply as well. our t charlotte dubin ski picks up the story well more concern here in the you over a possible winter crisis because of this increasing cost in energy, particularly gas, so much so that the ease own labor commissioner is warning that this winter,
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many more people could be pushed into fuel poverty, there are already millions of people suffering from energy poverty. and that number could increase the commission could help e u. countries to limit the effects of the current high energy prices on people. but it was primarily up to national governments to take action. already we understand that around 2700000 households across the block are facing difficulties in reasonably heating that home. and those are individuals who are in jobs at the moment. so that figure doesn't include pensioners, it doesn't include students and it doesn't include the unemployed. so the actual figure is far higher than that. and while some e member states have already taken measures to try and shield the most vulnerable form, these price increases. other politicians are rather looking to point the blame elsewhere, and the finger is wagging towards russia with many saying that russia is responsible for this crisis that been countless i magazine articles,
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debates on tv and radio, and even front covers all suggesting this just like this recent front cover in germany on the focus magazine are, which says that putin, his cast off energy to germany, that a, he's waging a war and he's raising the price is using gas as a weapon. well, that has baffled some in germany, including the countries outgoing chancellor angler merkel who is not somebody known to mince her words, says this gift kiner to my knowledge. there are noses where russia has said we will deliver it to you, especially not with regard to the pipeline in ukraine. russia can only deliver gas on the basis of contractual obligations. and not just only like at the moment russia supplies around 50 percent of the use gas in doing the pandemic that did taper off a little bit. but when it said that the supplies are back to normal at the moment, and there were some, unless you say, you know,
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this is nothing to do with russia. this is all a problem that is, be made by the e. u itself until a few years ago. the european energy market was very stable, characterized by 10 to 15 year gas contract with russia. but then brussels wanted to introduce more flexibility with few long term contracts to reduce its dependence of russian. got that by increasing price volatility and feeding the current crisis, or that decision has seen companies having to via the gas on the open market, meaning that they've been in competition with other markets such as the asian market. and it's just not that that some see is the problem. others have pointed the idea towards the fact that the e u is pushing too fast, too hard to move to green energy sources at the same time. it's not done enough to get those sources working while it's been aggressively shutting down gas fields domestically. and it's been taxing heavily carbon fuel power station, all of which,
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which is contributed to this issue. so possibly not as sexy is pointing the blame russia and saying that president putin is waging a war on europe. but it does seem as if that is the reality of many of the problems that europe is facing ahead of this possible winter of discontent. earlier i spoke to veteran german journalist and author, thomas foss, bender, who believes the blame game against russia is mostly being driven by a particular source. this part offer of you can all already say it vendettas and to russian vendetta that has been going on building up in among german, certain german media over the past 2 years. and there it is really bordering on the observed because the same media who are 4 years maintained the position that we don't need a 2nd pipeline north stream under the bought dixie. we don't need any more ration
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guess the u. s. will supply us with their freaking guests, l. n g at ample volumes. now they are throwing the they, they are throwing the blame game at russia, and they're really being offended. why doesn't russia, why doesn't gasper supply us with more gas so? so that's why i say it's, it's sort of absurd. instead of asking, why doesn't the u. s. suppliers with more el and gee, we heard as well, thomas, the e u labor commissioner, warning of energy poverty, a line that we're hearing quite a bit recently. and because of an already difficult situation for millions of people at high prices is the worst yet to come. in your opinion, it is still going to get worse because the situation as such is absolutely serious of for 2, for 2 reasons. um, word economy did not expect the it to pick up speed as soon as it, as it does after the corona crisis. plus you repeat guess suppliers or bias of
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russian and other guests of volumes did not expect. i did not feel up after the cold winter did not fill up their reserves. probably they expected the 2nd after rather, luggage corona year, where doesn't which stream to come into that. here we have the observed situation that people are that the european con, guessed consumers, suffer under high gas prices. that we have an additional vault volume of 55000000000 cubic meters per year, which is physically install. the licenses are not yet given for geopolitical reasons. there is a fight against giving the licenses, so there is a geopolitical lobby who fights against getting this additional volume on on line. while at the same time, gast consumers in europe, a mate? yeah. victim, a victim. stormy victim, sir. have to suffer because of geopolitical interests. of some of their governments it is observed is the 2nd time i used this would observe that we have this addition
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of on actually rushes is filling the gas pipeline with guess physical, the pipeline with gas for the 1st time right now. so if, if of course, western governments, german government would ease the licensing process, now this could be online, available for consumers in a couple of months, a week, weeks, or months. but she could, a geopolitical interests, are fighting against that. after being tortured and held captive for 17 year sa, pakistani national has finally been cleared for a lease from america's guantanamo bay prison. that might sound like good news for him, but being clear doesn't actually mean he walks free and it's all happening despite washington admitting he should never have been detained in the 1st place or senior correspondent, murat. gusty of can tell us why. mohammed rabbani is one of guantanamo bayes, longest serving inmates 17 years and one month he has been locked up in git
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mo, by all accounts, innocent, never charged with any terror related offenses. never bore to trial. once a taxi driver, his crime was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. on september, the 10th 2000 t, pakistani authorities arrested 2 individuals believe to be has ankle and his driver outside the apartment complex. by september, the 11th 2002, it was determined that an individual named mohammed acc, mad, glamour, bonnie or sinners, abu bader, and his driver were arrested and not ass and ghoul. the awful irony here is that the real her son, gall bin laden's messengers, he's known, who rabbani was mistaken for was captured and handed over to the c i a in 2004. he was later released in 2007 went back to his old ways and was killed in a drone strike. and still mohammed rabbi the is serving someone else's time in
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guantanamo the years. and the president came and went. they admitted that the arrest was a case of mistaken identity, and yet he is still there. guantanamo is all about lies, hypocrisy and broken promises. they promised me that they might let me out for a review of my detention, but that came to nothing. you can almost track his tragedy in released cia and pentagon documents. he was initially tortured at the sold pit and atoria cia jail in afghanistan, where terrible things were done to inmates to extract confessions. robert, he was allegedly identified as the man mentioned in several cia torture memos who was hung by his wrists in arm chains and who attempted to amputate his own hands to stop. the pain being cleared for release may be a personal victory for him. but in practice,
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in bond on him obey that doesn't mean anything. one of my clients, homes, hotel california, it me, you can check out, but you can never leave for men are still there though they were cleared over 10 years ago. but at least we're now going to be arguing about when he should go home, rather than whether what little joy and hope there is to be had. this is knowing that he has a son waiting for him. a son who was born after his arrest and about whom he only found out when the boy was 6 years old. just imagine life would be like for your family without your father. just imagine what it would be like if your father was at guantanamo, how could they ruin 20 years of someone's life? there is no way of knowing when the e for a body will be released and what he will make of a world of a life that he was deprived of by mistake. the scars from talk to the, the trauma from long years of isolation, the stigma of being
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a guantanamo inmate will always stay with her body. as will memories of the war and terrors churning merciless military bureaucratic machine that even upon realizing its mistake took years to correct it. former us secretary of state colin powell has died at the age of 84. he passed the way on monday morning. jude to reported covert complications. powell was one of the most prominent figures in us politics for many years serving under multiple precedence during his long career. he was appointed state secretary in 2001 becoming the 1st black person to serve in the post. the 4 star army general also hell the highest military position in the u. s. first, under george bush senior, there were controversial moments in his tenure at the forefront of american political life to perhaps most notably, his 2003 addressed to the un power made the case for the u. s. invasion of
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a rack holding up a vile of white powder to insinuate the country had weapons of mass destruction was widely accused of telling the assembly misleading where i'd write lies and of citing fabricated. intel. he survived by his wife and 3 children, a former co leader of google's ethical, a. i research team. those accused the tech joint of rump and surveillance, specifically targeting ethnic minorities to minutes get brut left google. last year she say she was fired for writing an article, exposing racism in the tech giant algorithms. google though insist she resigned, get brut spoke to ortiz going underground program. we're earning the full interview throat the day here, some of it. what is on the ethical ai? there's lots of a sudden i think, chloride a lot of an a p i's. that cell automatic automated facial nest is tools
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we showed that they were much at their they had much higher error rates for darker skinned women than lighter skin to med. this is referred to with ignition. yeah, yeah. and that's spurred a lot of movement because a lot of people have been worried about surveillance related technology anyway. so that spurred a lot of movement to ban some of these at the use of some of these technologies by law enforcement. because they're mostly used to surveil a lot of marginalized communities. and so for me that's unethical. a palestinian, he wrote good morning on facebook, and it was translated to attack them. and people didn't even see the initial, didn't check to see what he initially wrote. they wrote, they saw the translation and they arrested him. so this was a google translate era. this was, this was a facebook translating,
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apparently the underlying technology of large language. did they all use large language model? so what we were saying was sometimes when you have machine translation, you get these cues when you have when, when you have errors, right? you can see that the grammar is not quite right. you can see that something is wrong with these large language models. you can have something that sounds so fluent and coherent, and it's completely wrong. so you only with these companies. but why would these companies moving? there's no malice, there is a mistake in the algorithm. and in the, in the software engineering, why would they seek to minimize the publicity given to papers that showed these areas so that they could, you know, i went in, i would disagree that there is no malice, these large language models because fume a lot of compute only the people with these kinds of huge compute powers are going to be able to use these large language models. and that leads to what we talked
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about as being environmental, racism, that people who benefit from large language models are not the people who are paying the cost. ah, still ahead on our team trying to teach the government a lesson drums gender guidelines being adopted in english schools. see a british couple take legal action against the authorities. we hear from the parents to the brit. ah ah.
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a story of alleged anti semitism in germany has gripped the country. it's after a singer claimed he was asked to put away his star david necklace in order to chicken out a hotel or burn, newly released security. but he was raised dots on whether at the much disgust. claims are true. you're sorry. europe correspondent peter oliver. this all started back on the 4th of october, when musician and sometime act at jill a fairy m tried to check into the hilton hotel in the german city of leipzig. now he says he was told he couldn't get in to the hotel. he couldn't check in, and he had to put away a star of david that he had hanging around his neck. we know about this because after the incident in question, mister a foreign went outside, took a video on his phone, in which he relate an impassioned version of the events. from his viewpoint. you see him money. i'm standing here with my chain than someone shouts,
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put his star david away. he says if i put it away, i can check my letter. i can't emphasize just how big this story was in the media here in germany. we saw well over 3400000 people watched the video that mr. afar, him posted on social media. in fact, the night after he did that, there was a, a protest outside of the hotel. hundreds of people coming out to say no to anti semitism. we even had the german foreign minister, high co mass give his view on the incident. i am stunned by the anti semitic insult that jill of forum had to endure. many jews are exposed to this anti semitism every day in our country. leipzig is not an isolated case. on the 12th of october mister afar, him filed a criminal complaint over the incident in leipzig with police in munich. now, fast forward to the weekend, just gone and the press here in germany have gotten
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a hold of c. c t v footage from just outside of the hotel as well as in the hotel lobby. and it's clear certainly from the lobby footage that there is an altercation of some kind going on. there is no sound to the video that is being seen. and so we can't tell for certain one way or the other, whether mr. far eons claims that somebody had said, put your star away. what we can't confirm that at all, or what we can see or can't see from the video is it certainly doesn't appear that mr. afar. hm is visibly wearing the star of david. now mr. farm has said that the since when shown this video that the, the star may of been under his shirt. he can't tell for sure. but he says he knows what he heard and has said that in no way did he lie to the police. the police in leipzig though, have said that they have what they're calling serious concerns about the version of events, though, originally presented to them or we have seen is one of the hotel staff file,
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a defamation case of their own against mr. a foreign, but there still are a big investigation. as they said, this is a huge story here in germany. huge investigation going on to try and get to the bottom of exactly what happened on the 4th of october. kellett said, turn tension now to italy. we're a coven passes are not mandatory for all workers parking angry protest nationwide, including us, we're about to show you at the of trees in the northeast of the country. police resorted to water kellen to remove demonstrators sure. of blocking access to the shipping hub to qualify for the new co pass, you either have to be vaccinated. have a negative p c r test or have recovered from the virus in the last 6 months. or on 40 percent of the workers at the transport currently don't have the pass without it . they face being laid off this thing in europe
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on to the u. k. a couple on the isle of wight are suing the government over transgender guidelines given to their school nigel and selly ro explain the problem to us here at our to be had 2 situations in our school when our boys with the age of 6. so the 1st one was when i noticed it, he came higher and said that his friend, asco boy, had turned up to school and announced that he was now at gal. and that he was going to be code by august name. i'm so there was no consultation with the parents and no warning, it just just came about. right. that's an up said, this is mrs. tucker. he need to understand then. and then 2 years later, we also had a very similar situation with our 6 year old. and a boy would come sometimes dressed as a boy, sometimes dressed to go. he just came home and said,
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i'm really confused. can boys become gowns and girls become boys? yeah, maybe a couple of legal case. no, it focuses on an education policy call, the cornwall schools transgender guidelines introduced in 2015 schools are advised to have gender neutral toilets, analog pupils to wear clothes that reflect their so named gender identity rather than their biological sex. sallie ro thinks teachers are afraid to question the recommendations, to teach us things. this is law and it's not just guidelines, but they, they are actually scared the head teacher when we said, this is crazy. why would you just allow his child one day to wear, boise to 4, and then the next the gallon choosing from day to day, which is the 2nd situation for us? and he said, i, i have no choice. i just have to accept it. if i don't, i could lose my job, but the problem is government a push, putting these guidelines as best practice. and they've been doing this since 2017,
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2019 as best patters. we challenge the government on this and they went back down on it. people say with brain speaking out. there was say there's a lot of, there are lots of parents around parents and teachers who are really, really grateful that we are speaking. asked about it because we're speaking half of many, many hundreds of thousands of people who feel the same west. but a sketch to speak house. the u. k. department for education says it's reviewed the rules complaint and found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the school. it also said the schools approach to gender identity was, quote, focused on the well being of peoples. we spoke with transgender rights activist, stephanie hayden, about that no one's promoting anything. this is about charles, it was expressed a wish to were the clothing, as i understand commonly associated with the male students. this is a, not about the child of the parents concerned. and to be having legal battles and
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one of the highest courts and then going to wales about the close data, not the child was, it seems to me absolutely ridiculous. a waste of the resources of the legal system . and quite frankly, an attend by parents with a particular christian point of view which is fine. but to impose dock view on those is not the views of stephanie hade. oh not is. where are we leave the news round up this hour, but don't venture to for us, some more great programs get their beginnings in moments. i mean, a little signing off for now. ah ah ah ah ah
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