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ah, ah headlining this, our high school shooting in michigan, 3 students a dead, and 6 people are injured. a 15 year old is under arrest. will live with our correspondent in one minute. questions over the new cove it strains origin as dutch health officials say on the chrome was detected in the netherlands before it was reported in south africa. we speak to a w, h. o representative in russia about how dangerous this new strain could be. you know how i feed them. yeah, largest. they're not a huge. it's telling us at a demand that this is a more deadly virus. there is no place for panic, but there is a case for preparedness, propulsion, and action. we will be forced to create similar sites as a reaction to those who threaten us in this way. and we can do it now because we have successfully tested a hypersonic missile. president putin says rush has developed
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a powerful new hypersonic missile in response to a pentagon statement, ramping up tensions with moscow. and growing fears over twitters future as a beacon of free speech. as the online giant gets a new boss known for coming out against freedom of expression and the 1st amendment ah, oh, there live from moscow. this is our t internation is just to midnight here. it's now wednesday, the 1st of december on color break. good, happy with it. first, had 3 students have been killed in the school shooting in the us state of michigan . it happened just over 3 hours ago just before 1 pm, local time at the oxford high school in a village north of detroit. i'll to correspond. caleb bolton joins 3 now. caleb, one of police revealed about what happened well,
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3 students are dead according to police on the scene. 3 students are dead. 6, others are injured. 5 of those others are students. and one of the others is a teacher student, a 15 year old student appears to have opened fire before then being apprehended. at this point, the shooter is in custody. his weapon has been apprehended. the sheriff's department of oxford county is on the scene and at this point, we're also seeing the school on lockdown. we're seeing local police as well as federal police and others assembling in the area. a medical helicopter was flown to the school to fly. those who had been wounded to get the medical attention that they needed very serious situation right now. it appears to be under control. despite that the school is locked down, a lot of questions are being raised. the identity of the 15 year old shooter has not yet been revealed. there's not any, any known motive yet at this point,
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but the sheriff's department of oxford county has apprehended the shooter. this is no longer an active situation. 3 dad at this high school, that is in a suburb of detroit, it's a rather large high school oxford township oxford county oxford high school, 3 dad, 6 injured among those 6 injured. we have one teacher and 5 students. okay, thanks very much for that update. i'll take care of that. also developing the origins and timing of the latest cove, it's very answering question off. the dutch health officials say that on the call was detected in the netherlands before it was reported in south africa, or it's unclear so far if the infected people have visited africa and how exactly the do very, and appeared in the netherlands. but it could also mean there are many more cases around the world earlier on our to kevin, we got the latest from our correspondence, peter oliver in europe. and paula slip in south africa. nothing this announcement.
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and this new information that's coming forward is leaving well. come to you here in south africa, the speaker former saw people falling in the south african variance and they would say no, it's not just family. and i'll scientists and i experts, songs that they were able to get up to, to be honest, not we'll hope and very much the feeling here in south africa for the last few days following these tribal ban b medical staff. because he has actually left side the speakers all concerning what we have is that infection care in south africa have morning suppose in recent days, the last official figures have also sundays when they were 2800 new cases and the campaigns with 500. how are lately, basically at the hospital thinking that they expect a lot of pressure in the next 2 to 3 weeks. and they also expect moving team panels
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and you pay for why the, in the, at the same time, you still had thousands of south african, the international federal ban of $74.00. though the latest information we have is that british a way should be operating again from tomorrow. but now it says that immigrants has said that the situation is very through it. south africa is its wave. and the ration on the ground, despite the discovery we have in addition to the discovery of this new strain, still remain very worrying. how has responded to this new strain, especially close to this news that actually it could've been around a few days, maybe up to 11 days earlier. if this news is coming in this from the netherlands is to be believed anglo american and the well, most likely success. so all of shorts as chancellor will be discussing with the health ministers from germany. 16 states what they're going to do for a national tactic to tackle the current outbreak of cobit 19. well,
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the something about when schools can be closed, also something about curfews as well. be paying close attention to it. however, some of the regional leaders in germany as saying action needs to be taken immediately to protect our healthcare system. we unfortunately have to shut down the whole country on uneven, strict basis. a federal emergency break must be decided this week for one country that's already in the middle of a lockdown is austria. that's going to run through until at least the end of this week. it could well be extended until the 13th of december. and we've been finding out a little bit more from the austrian government about their proposal that they going to him make it mandatory for people to have vaccines from the 1st of february. and anybody who doesn't go for a vaccine could be eligible for a fine of just over 3000 euro, or spend 4 weeks in jail. we are seeing cases,
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almost all over the country, all over the continent. we're looking at at present in spain, portugal check republic, italy, belgium, and the netherlands. as i mentioned, frances, looking into 2, at least 2 suspected cases there. and what we're hearing from ursula fondling the a you commission president, is that more action needs to be taken to try and tackle this new variance here. now, in a race against time, the scientists and manufacture need 2 to 3 weeks to have a full picture about the quality of the mutations of this micron variant. while staying in europe moving outside of the european union, the night in the united kingdom, england has re introduced the wearing of face masks on public transport and in shops as, as a legal requirement. it had been voluntary since the summer ministers for health there is saying it's because of this new variant and uncertainty over how it may
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affect people. we're trying to get that balance in proportion and it is difficult because it's unknown. so we need to buy some time so our scientists can work with the world's leading scientists to just basically. so think about what that we know it's very transmissible by looking at that the year. but we don't know whether it work with the vaccine vaccine, whack or the other treatments, etc. so the scientists do need some time for that. well, that's how it looks across europe right now would be keeping a keen eye to see on what news develops. either with from the netherlands, with regards to the announcement that at this omicron very, it may have been present here for much longer. also watching what's going to come out from here in berlin, where angle america, the german chancellor meeting with regional leaders as they try to establish a new national protocol for it. when it comes to trying to tackle this covert outbreak. trying to expand what peter was saying that the nations are now applying their own new measures to tackle the spread of the virus australia and some european countries of suspended flights to and from south africa and neighboring states. while others have banned everybody except their own nationals arriving from
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southern africa, israel and japan though they've gone a step further, they've imposed a complete ban. the japanese prime minister says it's crucial to avoid a worst case scenario or studies continuing to the new strain. and it seems that he's got people's backing at home to oh, come on. i'm from a rural area and i am very worried and my wife is also very worried wondering what tokyo residents are thinking about the new variant or the you know, so i feel relieved now that prime minister kasheila announced very strict border measures, have to fill with that will do it. i think it was good that is sheila took the border measures. they're swiftly and on top of that. i want him to prepare well for things like hospital beds and similar issues. i'm scared because all her people like us are a bit too relaxed. now lou crumbles it for sure. it's better not to allow people who might be infected to enter japan because the situation in japan is pretty stable. now. it's a natural feeling. all right, now, scientists are rushing to adapt existing vaccines to fight the new strain,
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which is yet to be fully studied, of course, and the pressures all of the world health organization says on the chrome potentially pose is a very high risk. globally, a w h o representative here in russia says progress is being made in understanding the strain, but there's more work to be done. when mutation shows a number of, i would say changes a number of mutations that we can relate to something either to previous knowledge . for example, this virus. this maryann has mutations many more mutations on the spike protein. it is actually nice to need all that. the virus is using to getting to the salad, make us infected, to actually pool infections to spread further. and this is why because it has many more than other y versus other variance. each has immediately come into concert. so i think has scientific knowledge, but we don't have i think them, y'all is logic, the knowledge you telling us at the moment that this is
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a more deadly virus. what we know from south africa is that mainly young people and this is where the cluster was detected. and we do know that callie's been young. people is lighter. we do not have reports and he's no man that is causing more severe disease or that it is more lee. so this is not something that we should speculate off. we really need a bit more time. and this is why they have said that there is no place for panic, but there is place for preparedness, proportion, and action. well, as the new cobit strain causes alarm globally, vaccine supplies are in the spotlight. nursing unions from 20 had countries want to get rid of patents for corona virus jobs, so that can be legally made by any qualified manufacturer groups looking for un backing to saying the poorer countries like the shots, because they're being hold it by the wealthy countries where they're produced, it says the vaccine and balance could lead to even more deaths. the direct consequences of the failure to distribute vaccines and treatments equitably to the
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vast majority of people of low and moderate income countries could likely for the transmission of coven 19 further mass illness. and large numbers of fatalities in those countries, there should be reason enough to address the crisis of global vaccine apartheid. well, with all the crowns spreading, the united kingdom is back in the spotlight for its handling of the pandemic. this time is nurses unions, in 28 different countries are accusing. richard nations of essentially costing lives worldwide and even of creating a vaccine apartheid system. now essentially, what they're doing is taking their complaint directly to the united nations. basically, this is all about many rich countries, including the u. k and the e u. they're refusing to barge on rules, particularly regarding intellectual property rights for rich and nations. have secured 7000000000 doses of the vaccine in comparison to the low income nations.
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only having around 300000000 doses. now these nurses unions are really accusing rich nations of violating patients rights. instead of supporting this waiver, sat in government, so protecting the profits of big pharmaceutical companies at the expense of public health. these countries have violated our rights and the rights of our patients, and cause and loss of countless lives of nurses, another caregivers, and those we have cared for. well, nurses unions in 20 different countries have now filed an appeal with the united nation, saying that the global gap between rich and poor is only does exacerbated with the pandemic, and is now becoming blindly obvious. not only that, what they argue is that the transmission of cov, in developing nations, increases the risks of new variance emerging. now, a waiver on all of these provisions for vaccines would then allow them to be made more widely and then distributed more widely as well. would improve the global distribution of the vaccines. now,
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even the world health organization has weighed in to this debate, saying that there needs to be a cap on how much of a country is vaccinated. no more vaccines should go to countries that have already boxing aged, more than 40 percent of their population. until kovacs has the vaccines. it needs to help other countries get that to well, the pandemic slogan has long been. no one is safe till everybody is safe. but really and truly it doesn't seem to be the case for many people arguing against the pharmaceutical companies that arguably operating profit before public health. and while there has been a global kovacs initiative, have these global initiatives really be in that successful, almost 2 years on now? from the beginning of the pandemic, and arguably, we're back in the eye of the storm. the feeling really is now that these rich countries are arguably having quite a selfish mindset and if they continue to do so well,
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we just go round and round in circles and go back to square one with these new variance emerging that he may putins announced that rush has developed a powerful new hypersonic weapon in response to a pentagon statement, escalating tensions with credited his i'll take, i'll respond, remain closer. while answering questions from the participants of the russia calling economic of forum. vladimir putin a question. nato's potential weapons placement in eastern europe and that he warned of the consequences that may follow. a russian president followed up by saying that the country will soon have mock 9 hypersonic weapons. and he did so in response to one of the questions about the so called red lines in ukraine and natal steps that led to the current tensions between moscow and the western military alliance. i if miss al sites appear on the territory of ukraine than the flight time of missiles
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to moscow will be 7 to 10 minutes. and the case of hypersonic weapons 5 minutes. imagine that. and what else can we do? we will be forced to create similar sites as a reaction to those who threaten us in this way. and we can do it now because we have successfully tested a hypersonic missile. and at the beginning of the year, we already have new c based missiles and service, which can travel speeds to mach 9. the flight time for these missiles will also be 5 minutes. why are we doing all this? creating such threats for us is the red line, but i hope it doesn't come to that. i hope that common sense and the joint responsibility for all countries and for the well community will prevail, go water. the so called a russian aggression seems to be dominating the hearts and minds of western politicians and subsequently the people as well. now, media headlines claim that ukraine is bracing for an imminent attack. well, the u. s. sends and nato officials are pushing the agenda even further saying that
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russia will face consequences once it's at once. it affects ukraine. now, this is just a, one of their statements less heavily on us. and i have stated several times thought there will be a high rise, a high price to pay for russia if they once again use force. again, independent sovereign nation ukraine and also. busy the over the years also increased our military presence in this region, just to make sure that all our laws are totally defended, unprotected an instant against the russian aggressive actions. the global posture of you strengthens the combat, credible deterrent against russian aggression in europe, and enables nato forces to operate more effectively. we continue to watch with great concern movements by russian military units near the ukraine border. i obviously can't speak to their but their intentions,
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but we continue to believe that any escal latoria aggressive actions would be a great concern not only to the united states and but hello to our allies in partners there on the european continent. meanwhile, russian defense ministry continues to record nato forces, movements and near its borders. now those includes at entries of michelle equipped worships flights of americans strategic warplanes that have become more and more frequent. recently, also large scale exercises including am scheduled ones are being conducted. moscow also says that the united states rehearsed nuclear strikes against russia in november. now, the pentagon responded to that by saying that very drills were announced publicly at the time, and that they all are here to international protocols. meanwhile, here are the economic forum already are and she's there, russian president questions why nato felt the need to expand in eastern europe with
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its anthem missile assist them saying that their relationship was almost idyllic back in the mid ninety's. ok with that in mind that let's bring in an analyst, scott rissa, who spent several years as a un weapons inspector, also served to the us marine corps and intelligence officer. welcome back to ality . scott, do you think nato was expecting the missile reveal from president potent given the earlier announcement that were going to scatter america warheads around eastern europe? i don't think nato is operating with a, with a sound game plan. i think that they are making it up as they go along, if there's nothing about what nato is doing right now, that makes any sense whatsoever. at the end of the day, they're only playing to russian strengths in x and, and further exposing nato, a weaknesses. and it's a very dangerous game because as a present food has said,
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russia has read lines and that these red lines aren't just figurative. they're real . and there will be real consequences if these red lines are continue to be violated. so i, i think nato right now is found itself in a good test, huffing prosecutor where they will have to look strong without understanding why they need to look struck. because this is, this doesn't make any sense. russia, as far as anybody can tell, is not prepared to invade ukraine unprovoked. i mean, the russia as a present for to get us. and in russian spoke to people who said, if you train attacks or otherwise provoked russia, russia will respond. but the notion of russia just starting a war of aggression against ukraine, out of the blue, is ludicrous and nato noses. sivilton, it fed the usaa and indeed nato because they would and says that they want to build up the military contingent in eastern europe is tita russian aggression. you've said that that's what puffing up the fears and concerns that what will be in it for
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the us by giving the thought well, you, we need to put this in the perspective of where nato and the u. s. is right now under the trump administration for 4 years, the relationship between the united states, nato, was a very strange one. and it didn't get any better under by now. you know, it's only a few months ago that the united states, compelled nato to withdraw from afghanistan precipitously in a move that embarrass nato, greatly un and nato right now is looking for relevance and looking up to, to, you know, to reassemble a semblance of, of substance um and so, you know, they can pick the only target they have right now, which is russia as a justification for increasing its military capabilities. but let's be clear here. nato does not have meaningful military capability. they know this. the nato
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conventional military capability has deteriorated greatly in the last 20 years. germany can't even get a brigade of tanks out of the barracks right now. of russia. meanwhile, his reconstituted to cold war era military formations. the 1st guards take army in the 20th, combined arms army, which are designed for mobile, offensive, deep strike operations. there's only one player in this ain't that has the capability of projecting meaningful power. and that's russia and there's nothing nato can do. stand up to it. so why is nato provoking russia? it simply doesn't make any sense miss po, to medically that he has. i think france of myself like this a never used you think there are similar noises from nighttime look, where were we playing the 1980s, all over again. when, when russia deployed the s, that was the soviet union deployed, the s s 20 intermediate nuclear range missile into western europe. threatening all of europe, of the united states responded by deploying pershing to and ground launch cruise
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missiles into europe. up, once again, we're talking about flight times of american missiles to moscow in single digit minute figures, and this is very close to war. the 1983 able archer exercise is a, is, you know, historical a factor. we know that we were very close to an inadvertent nuclear war at that time. fortunately, ronald reagan mikhail gorbachev came to their senses and signed the intermediate nuclear forces treaty fanning these missiles. and yet, here we are once again talking about to point intermediate nuclear range missiles to europe. i can strike moscow in a matter of minutes as if it is being played by the united states and nato to compel a russia to enter into some sort of, you know, new i n f treaty. i don't know, but it's a very dangerous game. and it's just one that shouldn't be played because the consequences are dire for everybody. and the one thing that they get right,
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it does, may the 19 ninety's fail until it is now. i sco rich, always good to get your thoughts on this. thanks for joining us. live from new york to night. thank you. next to just a day into his new job has twitter c, e o and paragraph. while he's already ruffling feathers with fears of more content climbed down to the social network because of his popped remarks about not prioritizing freedom of speech. he goes down off totally through the concerns that are being flagged up. the 1st thing to know about twitter, new c o, he may be new as well, the chief executive officer, but his not a new face in the company, per se. this 37 year old man of well indian descent, he joined twitter all the way back in 2011 as chief technology officer. so he has already a long, long history of being an executive within the company has been involved with all the pretty much all the main strategic initiatives with twitter. so it hardly comes as a surprise that this person is well, he is sharing the general line behind that the twitter has been taking over the
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past few years that the, well, twitter is bigger than, you know, freedom of speech that twitter has its own understanding of this term and that it's their backyard and they are, you know, they're in their right to dictate the rules. his are a statement of from the last year that came back to haunt him. now have a listen. our oh is not too big bon mussman when but our orders to sir, we're heavily bali conversation focused less on came up to speech, but thinking about how the dance of change. so right now we are still to see his, the 1st moves that he makes because everybody is anticipating what to expect from him. and some pundits have been arguing or that well he won't bring the will needed change to twitter needed, especially by the investors. because there are, they were growing increasingly unhappy with jack dorsey and his handling of all the scandals. you know, around twitter. there's been a lot of controversy. a lot of people,
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of course defending twitter. a lot of people well being on the other side of the fence on the other side of the barricades. but one thing a so far, oh, well, one thing that we are seeing so far that there are no indications that twitter will abandon their policy of, you know, giving some people the spotlight and taking the spotlight from others and doing it at their own will even though the company hasn't always been like this, i mean compare the statement of frog or wall that twitter is not about the 1st amendment, and that it will not be hampered or hindered by it. with something that former twitter seo, for example, on decker castillo, said to one of our core values is our respect and defend the users voice. and we're the free speech wing of the free speech party. we believe our purpose is to serve the public conversation and that does take a stand, sir. i'm freedom of expression and defending freedom of expression as a fundamental human rights. so prague, a wall also has experience serve with microsoft, with
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a t and t. so he is no stranger to the broader, you know, silicon valley and you know, the high tech scene. so we'll have to see what he will bring to the table. and whether or not the concern of investors is something he will be able to deal with. french right wing tv punted, eric seymour has announced his candidacy for next year's presidential election. but despite his popularity public scandals have hurt his ratings and shall do. bentley reports from paris. the would be bad for your french politics. has announced t's a mission, the running to become the next president of frogs. this is eric simile, who's a highly divisive figure here in the country. but it's also in the last few months showing that who could gain a substantial following and really shake up this race. now he's setting out why, who should lead france a no more time to reform fronts?
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it's time to save it. that's why i decided to run for president, saw children and grandchildren will not face barbarity. so our daughters will not be forced to wear a hit job, and our sons will not be forced into submission. so we can pass to them the same fronts that we knew and that we inherited from ancestors feel a slip of what he does. a war has twice been convicted of inciting, racial hatred. and he is currently awaiting a verdict of a 3rd allegation. he has been clear that he believes white french people will be replaced by norm won't known you repeat in immigrants. zamora has also spoken out against islam saying that it threatens france's values. ringback and has said immigrants need to assimilate to the values of the french republic, suggesting that names like mohammed would be banned under his leadership. now, the pun, dates, and roy to has spent the last few months unofficially campaigning,
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as she has been promoting his latest book. his pre candidate show campaign has been hampered by some events being canceled abroad as he tried to reach out to french ex pats his events, which drew my support, particularly here in france. oh, so to protests, i'd have army own ever to have given attention to. i don't even want to pronounce his name. who has said such outrageous things is just an acceptable even if okay, we're in a country of freedom where everyone has the right to express their opinion. but to give so much visibility to one person like that is shameful. premier pasco has, we hope mr. zima will clean things up a bit. the problem is that it's been 30 years 40 years. that state has been demobilized from many issues. and we need to see clearly what we need to re launch the country. i think the others won't have the courage to do it all yourself. that's well today we see that despite our differences,
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we all have the same problem in our daily lives. that is why we are all gathered today to say no to this, to visit this, the country. they call them a racist, but it's not true. he's no more racist than i am. i am of lebanese origin, and i'm here and i've integrated, well, yes. now many have also describes him more as bull intellectual, donald trump, and he has had a popular right in the polls so far. at one point, even before declaring his candidacy poles showed that he could make a 2nd cut to the round of voting, that will determine he's president and not to shaken up many on the political scene, which is very judicial. hey, i seen it still isn't quite certain as to who will be on the ballot paper next year . current president macro and still haven't officially thrown his hat in the ring. while the republicans who all that traditional party of the right are still to choose their kind.

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