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for me, help stories here when ought he? international russian gas exported gas, prom warns it will stop supplying moldova if that eastern european state fail to pay off its debts now totaling some $700000000.00. public mood swings to the right in france ahead of the presidential election, and there's no shortage of candidates to meet the populace agenda. america's top medical agency finally admits to funding research on transmitting bat corona viruses, to humans in china's we hadn't robbins something previously, repeatedly denied under oath by the white house. his virus chief doctor, falcon, also in the program rogers defense minister says his german count about should know better than de coal for nato to deploy nuclear weapons along russia's borders.
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ah, we are study work no way into saturday evening here at moscow just off to 7 pm now and a full program for you tonight. aeronautics international. so russian and natural gas export a gas problem says it'll stop supplying the commodity to moldova, if that eastern european state fails to fully payoff its debt to the company at around $700000000.00. a discussed the story a short time ago with our senior correspondent, marquez df. if the payment for gas supplies is not fully mate, and accordingly a new contract is not signed as of december. the 1st of this year, gas brom will stop gas supplies. html, dover, there are no politics yet. gasp romans joined stock companies cannot operate to sell loss. it cannot afford to lose tax payments to the budget through our limits
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to patience. moldova is the one provoking this crisis. well, previously, moldova had a long running a contract with gas problem where they received gas at a discounted rate for many years. and over that period, they didn't make the payments necessary on time. and eventually they have a mass. this the huge debt for $133000000.00. and then you have to count all the fees and funds for for a late payment of outstanding debt which runs up to $700000000.00. the contract itself expired at some time ago in the last hours before the contract expired. a gas problem holdover agreed to extend that, that contract by a month. but by december 1st, they're going to have to come up with a new contract. and these talks have been ongoing for a while now. those are there was a lot of a lot of pressure on both sides that will do. van's demanded that they get a 50 percent discount according to some reports that have come out of those talks.
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and now now is basically crunch time because gas promise can just come out and said the more dover refuses to acknowledge it's. it's huge debt. it wants these new supplies with that. paying off it's old debt, and moldova has now declared a state of emergency. they say the gas supplies in their pipelines are running out . so the, those, the pressure, the gas pressure is, is going down. so obviously supplies have been cut off gas from says that no such thing is happening. that it needs a little time at to get those supplies running again, where we will go from here is, is anyone's guess. obviously we have to bear in mind that there is a huge gas crosses all over the world, factories and plants in europe. i having to shut down businesses having to shut down because at this point it is now more expensive to buy gas, rather than to sell their projects, such of the costs of production now,
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and this is all over the european continent, not just the european union with britain, britain as well in china, we're seeing the same story, so obviously the moldova asking for help, the europeans and others, whether they will receive that help, remains to be seen as like now to martin summers and independent journalists specializing in the eastern europe. joining us this evening here with archie international. thanks for your time today in a very good evening to you. well, when you consider the, the european energy crisis ongoing, that the moment this might come as a bit of a surprise, how has moldova now got to this point? well, i mean, they are very vulnerable because they one of the least developed european countries . i'm the oldest li, historically, been very dependent upon russian gas. and of course, in many east countries, you've got a very, an ecological infrastructure inherited from the soviet era were building design and so on was not that didn't take into account the real cost of, of energy. and of course,
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there are political complications because the current mode of an government is probably more pro e u unless pro russia, than, than other recent governments. and has been a bit of a tug of war. ready there, but surely it's got to be in everybody's interest to try and resolve this mold of a doesn't really have any of the real options other than to negotiate with russia on for russia, unjust problem, or being a reliable supplier, even to those who are some political differences with you is, is a strategy that must be pursued and in, in ukraine for example, as president putin pointed out, 10 percent more gas has been shipped through ukraine, even though there's been big tensions mean travel moscow. but of course, the real problem is that there isn't enough gas for everybody anyway. and a small countries like molded are going to be the last in the queue unless they give him some kind of concessions. well, i mean, as, as you were alluding to when,
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when it comes to the european gas crisis, essentially the matriarch of your, of the outgoing german chancellor angle americo. she recently publicly said that russia has been fulfilling is contractual obligations with, with the supplying of gas. but when it comes to moldova mold over $700000000.00 in energy debt, now, gas promise saying you need to settle up with the house. you think gas problems being fair with mold over right now? well, i mean i'll be still no pills. each of these talks, but i can't see that it's in the interests of anybody to try and force payment where, you know, mulder is not a very strong economy, but they have to recognize that they've been living on the 100 cheap gas from russia for many years. they haven't been able to settle the bales. ah, that they've got to recognize that they can't just expect to live for free. but on the other hand, it's not in the interests of russia. and the russian federation for the mode of an economy to be crated. because then you'll never be paid, and this is generally true about debtors and credits as in the international system anyway. and it, you know, common sense suggests that we've got
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a gas prices across the whole of europe now. and pragmatism assess, requires everybody to approach this in a reasonable fashion. and one would hope that something can be sorted out. because over there, what shooting was saying about ukraine? we can't really st put more the gas through ukraine because they infrastructure to leaky on the problem. for the modem, and if they don't get gas esteemed restructure will deteriorate immediately. so these long term things have to be facts again, when we're talking about energy supply across europe and of the political tensions, obviously don't help. but so practicalities are overwhelmingly in favor of fragments, pragmatic solutions, martin, as, as you say, moldova has been enjoying our rather low gas prices for a number of years now. but somehow they've managed to get that debt now to $700000000.00 worth. they haven't been making the payments and, and when you add in the late fees, a failure to pay to pay fees,
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it all comes out to about $700000000.00 mean time kiss and now is asking for a 50 percent discount with these debts and is it realistic to you think that moldova will have the ability to try and tackle these debts, but before the winter really gets under way. well, i don't know. i mean, it's possible. i mean, don't forget the plenty, well the people who want this gas on, they're prepared to pay good money for it. so purely commercial turns gus prom could just say, well, if you're not gonna pay, we're not going to supply you and that. but then of course, if you stop making, you know, i would suggest that it isn't the interested russia generally not necessarily gas promises as a, as an enterprise to stabilize the. ready situation in countries like molded, which would shaw the dependence on russian gas a us ponies. you could then suggest that you might have some political interventions to try and smooth things over. but i think i'm not proper privy to these negotiations obviously. but one would hope that something sensible can be
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worked out, but it's obviously going to be a tough windsor in just now on the modem and generally i martin summers and independent journalists specializing in eastern europe, joining us life aeronautics international. many thanks. we appreciate your time. thank you. will a push to the right seems to be key to success in french elections these days as i'm major candidates for president and even those who haven't even yet officially announced their candidacy. i candidacy. i should say they're all now talking way right of santa, such as, for example, eric eric zimmer, a talk show host and new dawning of the french right wing. he's even tempting marine la pens, voters away and becoming a strong arrival of current president emanuel mac, ron a charlotte do whisky reports from pars to play is may no to full yet be declared, but with less than 6 months before prophecies presidential election, the game is being played in right wing territory with participants,
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trying to score on topics such as immigration identity and security. mm. emanuel mac korn has slashed the number of these it deliveries to countries such as to new z, algeria and morocco. marina pen proposes a referendum on immigration and makes it more, says france must stop both illegal and legal immigration. women still illegal and legal immigration. that's exactly what i'm saying today. today, a lot of french people are just sick and tired, really, that there is no politician in our dispatchers has tackled issue when the gratian nobody's doing anything. and you kind of feel that in trask that the situation is that it's very last and that nobody is doing your thing and is treating problems. and these problems are not being tackled by the government. grants has no pulse to real policy concerning immigration. these past decides say these past 20 years and
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this is starting to become a huge problem. ready in france, ah, bonnie, a sticks to that message on immigration saying it's weakening france's sense of identity? mark cohen has set up a think tank to combat wookey st. id, ology that he believes is infecting the country. meanwhile, the more wants to buy new french names. valerie p. c, says french laws must have precedence over european jurisdiction, must be watching with interest as poland bottles, brussels on the same issue with my own. some countries have a stronger appetite for integration. others not only lindsay, this issue in the opposite way. in some countries, constitutions, the e. u. laurie supreme are the say, the opposite. so this constitutional pluralism, this pluralism, has to be respected. if the kids about
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a strong economic and political role and aspiration in the world, there are a lot of similar to celebrities between the re wing their movements which are getting a popularity here in france. and what trump did in. ready the us, i think that trump fingerprinted also to progress the identity problems that the americans were facing. and these issues are coming in france. parties on the right . entranced, want to build borders. they want to check was coming into the country to run a privilege. the french workers ahead of the immigrant or foreign workers. so yes, of course this is very close. busy to what donald trump was promoting in the way during his campaign and what he tried to do once he was elected, ah, cross is still worried about potential terror attacks. pretty much all the candidates know security is a key issue for vote is already to be only defensive. they're not mccord's parts. he's introduced controversial bills. one issue such as global security and in
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defense of the french republic le pen has style to party as one of justice and buddha is albia. but tony says he's priorities include the protection of the french, the owner of impunity, all the while supporting the police. is it more has said that security is the very 1st freedoms. there's an ongoing problem with insecurity code, you know, crime of various kinds of petty crime and most serious crime in the what are called label and you of the suburbs, particular paris and the other big cities. then of course, that's the ongoing issue of terrorism, which has hit france. probably, i think more than any other european country. all of this claim out is the potential candidate. so see, move seeking boats from the same pool. so why have frances would be captain shifted to the rights in 2017? the socialist party collapsed in france, and michael, who of course, came from
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a full swa loans team. he basically took over the socialists, the old socialist electorate. but of course, he is not himself particularly socialists, so he has, he has occupied that particular space and the socialist party has not found a candidate yet. who has the ability to challenge him on the left. as ernie poll suggests, the countries overwhelmingly disappointed with macro and all of the others who are offering to take charge. but in a pinch, most people tend to vote with what they know. meaning that the park is still at least, but now in macro shrink. charlotte, even sky artsy, paris quarter past the hour here in moscow, america's leading medical research agency has finally admitted to funding risky
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studies into bat, sun corona viruses in china's wu han province. this is despite earlier denials from america's top infectious disease expo to anthony foul. she, the u. s. money had got into the so called gain of function was such a correspondent daniel armstrong assess as these very disturbing implications. a game of fat and mouse in the u. s. over corona virus research findings and public funds. quite literally, a top national institutes of health official has admitted us taxpayer money, finance testing mice in china with back corona, virus genetically altered to make it more transmissible to humans. now the danger of such research has always been that a virus could escape the lab and spark a public health disaster. limited experiment described in the final progress report was testing if spike proteins from naturally occurring. but corona viruses circulating in china were capable of binding to the human ac 2 receptor in
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a mouse model. laboratory mice infected with a s h c 014, w ivy, one bat corona virus become sicker than those infected with the w i. v one bat corona virus. eco hell fell to report this find in right away as was required by the terms of the grant. and yet for months the biden administration's big cheese on the disease. doctor anthony found, she denied any claims that the u. s. funded such projects, it comes as vindication for republican senator ran paul, who's quest for transparency on the investigation, was beginning to look like a rat race? no one saying that you are, it is ours to it all. and malachi lives virus cause the pandemic. what we're alleging is the gain of function research was going on in that lab and an i h funded it that is an ide away from it. it meets your definition and you are up to skating the truth. anybody have lying here, senator? it is you. some experts say found she knowingly misled the country,
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the national institutes of health, se acknowledgements of the facts is new, but the facts themselves and not new. the national institutes of health was informed about the gain of function research in woo, and in 2018. and again in 2020 collins and found she lied to congress light to the press and light to the public. now although the bat is out of the bag, according to tay backs letter, it seems that us has tried to call her up anything indicating any links to such research in we were on the u. s. base eco health alliance. president pizza, dash jack was even chosen as part of a w h o team of experts to investigate the origins of cove it. but it seems that much of us hot level efforts in the pandemic, not least, their insistence on blaming and investigating china have only expos, u. s. official cover ups and lies with a disturbing question being why a and lies needed these most recent revelations show that the
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she and national institute of health director collins either outright wide or. busy have absolutely no idea what's going on with their agencies either way they have no business funding these organizations. and frankly, i think there needs to be a full and open investigation and whether or not they did know directly, no. and if so, they should be held to the, to the fullest extent of punishment, or that if history is a judge of how it's going to go, we're going to see little to no accountability. and i hope i'm wrong. meanwhile, it has a mercer anthony file. she has been the top paid federal employee for years in 2004 . he was granted a permanent pay adjustment full bio defense research, you know, on more than the u. s. president spike cohen says to revelations, about gain of function kind mary research actually come, there's no surprise. i think it is the height of 9. it's a to believe that what we know, the u. s. government to have done from the 193-949-5900.
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69799202010 has suddenly magically stopped in the 20 twenty's that you know, a decade century plus of subterfuge in clandestine operations. and, you know, and cover ups and scandals and lies suddenly ended, even though no one ever was held accountable for the old lives and clandestine operations and so forth. so i hate to say that, you know, i don't think this is a one off. this is car for the course for largest or darian government. moscow has warned berlin and as nato allies not to tempt fate by deploying military hardware, including nuclear weapons, close to russia's borders. against the backdrop of calls to contain russia, nato was amassing his forces along russia's borders. the german defense minister should know very well what consequences such moves have led to in the past, both for germany and europe. or that rather stern remark came shortly after
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germany's defense minister, cold on nato, to be ready to deploy nuclear weapons, to quote, deter russia near its maritime borders in the baltic on black sea. and the berlin official was then challenged to explain her remarks. blue to white race reported this morning. the paint is contemplating deterrence scenarios for the baltic and black sea regions and possibly evolving air. deployed nuclear weapons. is this the best nate is prepared to take this is that's the path of to tear. and in this, and we must make it very clear to russia that in the end, we're ready each month. and that is also the deterrence doctrine in due to deploy, such means is to deter in advance. and so that nobody comes to the idea of attacking nato partners in the bull taken black c regions. and this is a commons coincided where the nato unveiling its new master plan to defend the block against what it calls a potential russian attack on multiple fronts. the west and military lines held a 2 day meeting of defense ministers wrapping up on friday. here's how it nato's secretary general describe the current state of affairs between the block and
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russia. it'll sir, approach sharon to russia, remains the same as before, meaning earn credible the turns on the fence, combined with efforts to a meaningful dialogue with russia. the relationship between nato and russia is now at a low point. it has not been more difficult since to handle the cold war and sanitary expansion into the former soviet comics goes against promises was given to mikhail gorbachev back in 1999 in the soviet union current. and what is collapse that needs to, wouldn't expand into those norms? interesting as well. is that germany hashtag a traditional, recently been quite calmer in regards to russia. but once germany increased his military spending in order to comply with lennox, which americans basically says, which one's job to join britain and france and thinking much more balco stance towards a towards russia. so i suspect is
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a game going on in conway in german politics. as the ear of angel narco comes to an end, i saw the company on the program going green in germany has ignited more than just public debate. electric buses repeatedly burst into flames, while charging that story in just a few more. we're back in just a minute. oh, her, they bring additional money today, household and that's the additional money goes to children, education and welfare off the household. and then thirdly, it goes to savings, and if a country as a savings, it can improve itself and produce growth. i think to those say that, but they must us for this moment to be included in the household so that the
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household income will be higher. and the countries income that will be higher, which is g d p. mm. join me every 1st day on the alex simon. sure. i'll be speaking to guess with the world politics sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. mm ah ah, it's not good to have you with us with this program here on our t selling out working people. that's the accusation laid against britain's prime minister bars johnson. mit arise in the so called fire and re hire practices of the
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notorious scheme of dropping then re employing workers on was terms, has intensified during cope with. that's according to unions. and the political opposition has been harshly criticizing this practice. this week, government has allowed bad bosses to force brutal changes to contracts and take thousands in wages from families. there is agreement across the political spectrum that fire and re hire is unfair, unjust and unacceptable. but once again, we have only warm wars and bluster from bars. johnson who's ordering his m p 's to vote down to bill selling out work and people in the process. it's co air. so sure it's bullying here and i can tell you from experience it's, it's very, it's a, it's a very unpleasant situation. almost feels like being in an abusive relationship because the workplace is a relationship. teachers you know, it is built on trust and confidence. i'm what fire rehired does,
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is it breaches so much trust and confidence and that's why i shall i have no other option. but to allow myself, in my experience to be sat on the fiery high cuz i could not continue in that relationship any more. am because because of its abuse of nature, raising or figures show nearly a quarter of all you k workers say they work in terms such as pay or hours have been downgraded during the covert crisis. many say they faced, the higher the fire and re higher practices themselves having to reapply for their old jobs on worse terms and conditions otherwise, face the sack of orange, johnson himself is called to practice unacceptable. however, fire and re hire remains illegal, provided that due processes are followed like formerly consulting workers and observing set notice periods. but kevin burn the former u. k. a gas industry work you just heard from. he believes the laws of protecting
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exactly the wrong people. so force that because you know, i am a law abiding citizen, like most people and you know, i'm led to believe that the laws of their suit to protect it. citizens for i think in, with this experience to realize the laws that actually bear to protect corporations and them and the money class. what makes it worse, me is yes, it is the final insult. because when i embark on my disputes, my in san sherman, the sanction of my colleagues and comrades was so when our disputes and so when so convincingly bass, no company would, would use fire and re hire. but for sleep that didn't happen. you know, it's to paraphrase, harper late is bought to kill a mockingbird. the definition of courage is when you know you left from the beginning, you begin anyway. and that's what we did. because we were off against the, with, with the corporation such as british gas,
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one of germany's largest public transport companies has pulled 8 electric buses out of surface in munich. now it comes as a precautionary measure after a charging station was destroyed by fired late last month. the company blames a technical defect for the blaze which appears to be a not insignificant issue with electric vehicles across the country. a peter oliver investigates as berlin embraces electric transportation. these battery powered buses have been traveling along the route $200.00 for just over a year now. taking passengers to such sites as the german capitals loo. however, 3 fires across the country. a depos with electric buses, the most recent in september, ang stuttgart, has raised questions about safety. not just of buses, but all electric vehicles. yeah. absolute. yes. the risk of these fires good. and in other locations such as the bicycle basements, or large apartment blocks,
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is completely unaddressed, also insurance companies and not yet tackling the issue. today, it's not regulated, in my opinion, it's not possible to regulate fires in general. so it is likely that debt post electric bosses and the deepest for other bosses will be separated and that fire barriers will be detailed between the individual bosses to reduce the risk of europe is experiencing a boom in sales of electric vehicles with manufacturers of them doing a roaring trade between april and june of this year, one in every 12 calls sold was 100 percent electric. when you put hybrid into the mix, you're looking at a 3rd of all sales across europe. it's been a meteorite rise as well. fucking 2018 less than 200000 electric vehicles were sold here in year of this year though, we're expecting that figure to be well over $1000000.00. in fact, when you look at these numbers globally, over the next 4 years,
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we're expecting to see 10000000 electric vehicles sold with that figures soaring to 30000000 by 2032 years ago we as an electricity consumer protection organization, decided to also address the issue of electron mobility, electricity consumption will increase by 25 percent off as a result, although is not the real problem, why shouldn't the main problem is that you need very high power to charge the batteries within a reasonable time in the long run. this will lead to charging in private households . the development of an infrastructure to charge a larger number of cars is completely undeveloped. people have been too naive about this. an 8th is an incredible on the statement i stolen despite both concerns, electric vehicles, including buses like these do seem like they are going to be the future. in fact,
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manufacturers are so confident that they're saying that if competitors don't stop producing electric models, well, they're not going to be competitors for very long. like moving from the horse to the car. it's that seismic it changes everything. and to such an extent that any players that don't pivot fast enough that don't invest are unlikely to survive in the future. here in germany, a poll earlier this year showed that almost 60 percent of the population was skeptical when it came to these electric bosses. people saying that they were unsure of the environmental compatibility when it comes to electric mobility added to that concerns over potential safety worries. and not everybody is willing to hop on one of these bosses just now peter oliver aussie pearl and are thus the news cost of his off. how here lie for moscow.


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