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a ah rushes to suspend its permanent mission to nato. from next month, the moves the direct response to the military alliance recently, kicking out 8 russian diplomats ready for action. russia fills one section of the nord stream to pipeline with natural gas and awaits the green light . from regulators to start supplying europe, that's as the commissioner warns energy, poverty through the continent is on the rise, tortured and jailed for 17 years without trial. we explore the case of pakistani national, who still in guantanamo bay, despite being cleared for release after it's submerged, he'd been mistaken for a terrorist. and a former researcher, a google accuses the tech giant of using racist algorithms. she revealed it all to ortiz going underground. and there's lots of a sudden i think, chloride
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a lot of bad dpi that sell automatic automated feature. that is the tools ah oh, bring you all your latest new stories. this is our key international. i am your host donald quarter. welcome to the program, rushes, pulling the plug on its permanent mission to nato. the suspension of its operations is set to take place in 2 weeks and it comes in response to the alliance recently, kicking out a number of russian diplomats for legit espionage. nato has since and has since said it's open to dialogue, but it's policy towards russia won't change, and the alliance will respond to aggression. ortiz roman coaster has more russian foreign minister made the announcement on monday, saying that says, starting on november. first,
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moscow will completely suspend the operations of its mission to nato, 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 of fun, nato 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 naples 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, nickel will use noun. you put a chill, 0 explanation was given for the expulsions. and the few days before the announcements
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we met with mister stoughton bug in new york. he stressed that nicer had a sincere interest to normalizing relations with russia, so as to de escalate tensions on the european continent cuz we weren't particularly surprised by the decision. what is it all confirms that nicer is uninterested in equal dialogue or joint work. sir dale ever of added that the nato information bureau and moscow will also be shut down as a result. why? meanwhile, the nato international secretary, it 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. independent journalist lucrative a believes channels of communication between russia and nato, will remain open. all nato signed to, to show for us to show that they are, you know, that the tough guys come in and this is no good. oh, thank god,
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what's important in that is that the relation between is the putting in biden as improved much at the geneva meeting and data. what that is, what needs to be followed perfect, that negotiations have started again on, on nuclear armament on, on major issues between united states, between super passed between america and on russia and doc that is to be followed. and there, there seems to be a dialogue open, which is this is part of the diplomatic bali, you know, on one that our problems issues of course they did the core issues are really the crimea issue. i mean, there was ga us since 2014 the relations f f on been not frozen, but have diminished loc between russia and nato, which switch with normal brush has taken a major step forward and readying the nord stream to pipeline,
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to pumped natural gas to millions of european homes, the 1st of 2 sections has now been filled to the required level of pressure. and work is currently underway to fill the rest of the network, which links russia to germany via the baltic sea. the pipeline still needs final approval from german regulators. it all comes as europe is gripped by an energy crisis with gas prices recently at record breaking levels. much of the media has pointed the finger at russia for that despite moscow honoring its gas contracts. and promising to boost supply ortiz charlotte davinsky takes up the story. well, more concern, hey, 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, 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
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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, debates on tv and radio, and even front covers all suggesting this just like this recent front cover in
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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 prices using gas as a weapon. well, that has baffled some in germany, including the countries outgoing chancellor anglo merkel. who is not somebody known to min. so words says this gift kiner to my knowledge, there are noses the 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 with at the moment russia supplies around 50 percent of the used 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, 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,
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characterized by 10 to 15 year gas contract with russia. but then brussels wanted to introduce more flexibility with fewer long term contracts to reduce its dependence of russian gas. 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, which is contributed to this issue. so possibly not as sexy is pointing the blame russia and saying that president putin is waging
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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 my colleague unit o'neill spoke to journalist and author, thomas foss, bender, who believes it's mostly the media playing the blame game against russia. this part offer of you can all already say it vendetta an anti russian vendetta that has been going on building up in among germans certain german media over the past 2 years. and it is really bordering on the observed because the same media who are for years maintained the position that we don't need a 2nd pipeline north stream and the board dixie. we don't need any more ration guess the u. s. will supply us with their freaking guests, l. n g at ample volumes. now they are throwing the blame game at russia,
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and they're really being offended. why doesn't russia, why doesn't gas from supply us with more gas? so that's why i say, it's sort of absurd here. instead of asking, why doesn't the us suppliers with more el and gee, we heard as well tell us that e, you 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 for 2 reasons. um, the 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 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 a 2nd after it rather,
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luggage corona year. where doesn't which dream to come into that. here we have the observed situation that people are that the european con guest consumers suffer under high gas prices. that we have an additional volume of 55000000000 cubic meters per year, which is physically installed. the licenses are not yet given for g. political reasons. there is a fight against giving the licenses, so there is a geo political lobby who fights against getting this additional volume on, on the line. while at the same time, gas consumers in europe, a mate victim sir, have to suffer because of geopolitical interests of some of their governments. it is observed is the 2nd time i use, this would observe that we have this addition of actually rushes is filling the gas pipeline with guess physics, the pipeline with guest for the 1st time right now. so if, if of course, western governments, german government would ease the licensing process,
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now this could be online, available for consumers in a couple of months of weeks or months. but she is a geopolitical interests. are fighting against that. after being tortured and held captive for 17 years, a pakistani national has finally been cleared for release from america's guantanamo bay. prison. however, being cleared doesn't actually mean he walks free and it's all happening despite washington admitting that he should have never been detained in the 1st place. as more gazda of explains, mohammed's rabbani is one of want animal base, longest serving inmates 17 years and one month he has been locked up in, get mo, by all accounts, innocent, never charged with any terror related offenses. never brought 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 to individuals believe to be hassan,
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go 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 go. 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 cia 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 guantanamo the years. and the presidents 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,
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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 sole pit. at atoria c, i a jail in afghanistan were terrible things were done to inmates to extract confessions. rabbani 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 for stop. the pain being cleared for release may be a personal victory for him. but in practice, 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,
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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 toward to the, the trauma, from long years of isolation, the stigma of being a guantanamo inmates will always stay with her body. as will memories of the war and terrors, churning merciless military bureaucratic machine that he would upon realizing its mistake to p is to correct it. former us secretary of
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state colin powell has died at the age of 84, although he was fully vaccinated pals. immune system was weakened by cancer treatment and he died from complications from cove. it. his family said in a statement, he was one of the most prominent figures in us politics for many years serving under multiple presidents throughout his long career. he was appointed secretary of state and 2001 in powell became also the 1st black person to serve in that post. the 4 star army general also held the highest military position in the u. s. first, under george bush senior. there were a controversial moments in his tenure at the forefront of american political life as well. perhaps most notably his 2003 address to the united nations pallet made the case for the invasion of iraq. holding up a vial of white powder to insinuate the country had weapons of mass destruction. he was widely accused of telling the assembly, misleading tales and outright lies and of citing fabricated intelligence. he is
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survived by his wife and 3 children former co leader of google's ethical a. i research team has accused the tech giant of ramp and surveillance, and of specifically targeting ethnic minorities, tim net gay brew left google last year. she says she was fired for writing an article, exposing racism in the text giants algorithms. google though insists that she resigned gabor's spoke to ortiz going underground, and were airing the full interview throughout the day. here's a little bit of that. what is on that vehicle? it? there's lots of a sudden it call right? a lot of of a p eyes that sell automate automated facial nest is tools we showed that they were much there. they had much higher error rates for darker skinned women than lighter skin to men. this is referred to as ignition. yeah, yeah, and that's spurred a lot of movement because
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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 translate for the underlying technology of large language. 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
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wrong. but when these last language models, you can have something that sounds so fluent and coherent and is completely wrong. so if you are a with these companies, but why would these companies visiting? there's no malice there. there's 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, 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 what to what we talked about as being environmental, racism, that people who benefit from large language models are not the people who are paying the cost me still to come on our tea out of
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tune with the facts. a german singer who alleged that he was the victim of anti semitic abuse, has his much discussed claims challenged by cctv footage. all that in detail after the short break ah ah, when i was shooting wrong, i just don't. i mean, you just to shape out disdain becomes the attitude and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves will support. we choose to look for common ground. oh, driven by dreamer shapes bankers on those with
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airs, sinks. we dare to ask oh, we'll come back now on to a story of alleged anti semitism in germany as this is gripped the country. in fact, it's after a singer claimed he was asked to put away his star of david necklace in order to check into a hotel. however, newly released security footage has raised doubts on whether the much discussed
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claims are true as r t p. like peter oliver reports this all started back on the 4th of october when musician and sometime after jill a fairy and tried to check into the hilton hotel in the german city of leipzig. no, he says he was told he couldn't get into the hotel. he couldn't check in, and he had to put away a star roof. david did he had hanging around his neck. we know about this because after the incident in question mister afar and 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, then someone shout putting a star david away. he says if i put it away, i can check it. and i can't emphasize just how big the story was in the media here in germany. we saw well over 3400000 people watched the video that mr. far, you posted on social media. in fact, the night after he did, there was
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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 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
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can't tell for certain one way or the other, whether mr. far eons claims that somebody had said, put your star away where 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. f, i am 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, 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. potentially
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deadly school shooting has been prevented in russia's perm region by a simple chat between a 12 year old pupil and his head teacher. the boy came into school with his father's hunting rifle earlier on monday, though, for most of the kids had even shown up. he apparently fired bullets into the wall and ceiling and nobody was hurt. the child's motive is unclear, but police say he may have been bullied. he's been detained, but is too young to face criminal charges. and this comes just a month after a deadly shooting in the same region at a local university in which 6 people were killed. archie talked to the professor of sociology. alice cash more about whether it is possible to prevent such crimes. i don't know the schools and universities themselves can do much about it, as you say. apart from remain vigilant to these kind of incidents. i don't want to say schools and universities and colleges turn into prison camps and that really
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would be the end product. if we started putting gods on the doors and were restricting in tree, i say we just have to count ourselves lucky that they are few and far between. i think we could perhaps i encourage some kind of social media, social media, get a lot of blame for, for, you know, awful things in society. but they do a lot of good things as well. and maybe this is an opportunity that we could produce a social platform to encourage people to add their grievances online, rather than take them out in these horrific ways. some of the biggest joint military drills in recent years have kicked off in the republic of to jig stan, they're part of this year's planned exercises by the collective security treaty organization. the location for the drills on the touch it afghan border was no coincidence with the region still tense. in light of recent events in afghanistan,
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reporting from the scene is our tc. gustavo, some 4000 troops, 500 military vehicles, and 6 nations all participating in day one of what expected to become. one of the most impressive and large scale military drills taking place here in the steps of a country that is sharing a more than a 1000 kilometer long border with afghanistan. tajikistan is a former soviet republic, now operating under the umbrella of the collective security treaty organization, a russia lead military alliance. the war games there will span out over the course of the week. ahead. and while the 1st day has been quiet, there's plenty of action to come. certainly, judging by previous drills,
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the location for the games. just 8 kilometers away from the border with a canister is not a coincidence. when the taliban grabbed power in cobble things got tense on this side of the border. when islamic states started to take advantage of the power vacuum, it got even more serious generals do not shy away from openly saying who the show is for. which in your midst this location for the drills has been chosen according to the practical tasks, the armies have to do. we choose with several rules in mind. firstly, we go by the logic, the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in was creating realistic conditions on drills, health armies to prepare for the real action, the real sites under the real conditions. it's a situation that is going to need some heavy duty will gaming and sure enough, over the next few days, pretty much all you'll hear here is the sound of every kind of gunfire imaginable.
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i'm a gosh darn was informed that his son, haughty and that's the news for this. our stay tuned for more in just about 30 minutes. i'll be there. ah, ah, ah ah ah ah. ah. hello in welcome to cross talk. we're all things considered. i'm peter lavelle. there are growing indications that washington isn't finished with afghanistan just
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yet. military involvement has come to an end, but not engagement. also, we were told there is an energy crisis. maybe this is part of the great reset. ah. to discuss these issues and more. busy i'm joined by my guess, marcus papadopoulos in london. he's a historian, analyst and author of the book arise, receive the return of russia to world politics and implements. we have paid for kennings and he is the editor and founder of the 21st century wire dot com or a gentleman. crosstalk rules. in fact, that means you can jump any time you want and i was to appreciate it. ok, let's are out with a, with marcus. so ever since the chaos withdrawal from kabul in the, in the western world, particularly in the washington foreign policy swamp, there's been a lot of discussion of what, what is next year and actually.


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