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ah the headlines in our see japan and brazil report, omicron infection cases making a total of 20 countries already hit by the rapidly spreading code which strain also to come a high school shoot michigan leaves 3 students dead and 8 people injured. 15 year old is under arrest and fears, grow over to which the future half of the online giant gets in the boss whose past comments on freedom of speech have raised concerns. and barbados stitches the british monarchy to become the world's newest independent republic. we discuss which other countries had fallen. ah,
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good morning, just go 9 o'clock here in moscow. you watching arte international. now japan has registered its 1st on the chrome case less than 24 hours after the country sealed its borders for foreigners as a protective measure against the new mutated code which strain it echoes the world health organizations. early conclusion, that is too little too late for blanket travel bands is alma crohn has already spread around the world in our face 20 countries, most of them in europe. charlotte davinsky reports europe's fight against the idea of importing this super mutant strain of covey 19 looks. like it's already lost its 1st battle. the health authorities are now suggesting that on the corn was present on the continent at least 10 days before it was identified by our researches in south africa. that means that it may have been discovered down in the south africa, but not necessarily originated that. and that could lead to weight added the claims
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of we heard from some presidents of african countries earlier this week that they feel that they are being punished with the travel bands that are currently in place . because there were searches were able to identify this new strain of covert 19. now meantime, many a questioning as we heard there, whether the vaccines are going to be efficient against this new strain, which apparently is widely different from the original strain of covey. 19 we've heard from the ceo of madonna, who said that he is not sure that they will be as effective. however, the head of european medicines agency has said, even if they're not effective, there will be new vaccines developed soon. we could be in a position, but were there a need to change the existing vaccines? we could be in a position to have those approved within 3 to 4 months that from the start of the, of the time when they would start to, to, to change. and that's work that the companies will do they,
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they will have to look at adapting their formulations to include the new sequencing. um, they will then have to show that the production system works. they will then have to do some clinical or some, some clinical trial. and to determine but this actually works in practice now on the evidence presented so far, the world health organization feels that omnicom prose is a considerable risk. it says that it has to consider is consider all of the parameters in. it says that this version of the kobe 19 variant has considerable uncertainties attached to it. it may be able to evade the body's immune system. now in light of that many countries are bringing in new restrictions and pushing again for those who are unvaccinated, to go and get a job. for example, in greece,
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they have just now stated that from next month in january, though sure, age, 60 or over and refused to be vaccinated, will now have a fine of a 100 years every month that they refused to get the job. meanwhile, austria is pushing ahead how i will. it's plans to meet the vaccination mandatory for everyone. and they're saying that there will be a 3 strike system there on that 3rd strike. if you still refuse to get vaccinated, you'll receive a fine of 3600 euros. you haven't once dismissed, we didn't want to vaccine mandate. let me make that explicit sex gown, but 20 months on from the start of the pandemic. we are in a situation that is dramatic. if you look at intensive care units at hospitals as well, the idea of monitoring vaccination is gaining track with the new german chunks are saying that there is also in favor of that. meanwhile, here in france, we know that vaccines have now been approved for children as young as 5 years old.
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and we should see the roll out of that in the coming weeks and months on the corner has also been really bashing the markets. we know that they are very tense, they were thinking that this was about the time that businesses would be able to recover from the pandemic so far. and this is a real blow to those businesses not being able to return to normal. and of course, supply chains that were already under pressure, not just here in europe, but across the world could be facing even more difficulties as we had now into the holiday season. many had been hoping that 2021 would see an end or close to the covert 19 pandemic. but it seems that that a virus and its variance, including the super mutant strain, are certainly far from ready to go away. charlotte davinsky, they're walla to medical experts we spoke. so do say that the next fortnight will
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show how severe the new variant will be. is it's pointless having to travel then if you've already got the simulation of virus around the world. anyway, we sense that this is a political decision, rather than a medical or epidemiologic level on the crown is just the mixed in the wave of what the world is going to see. just as alpha and beta and delta, millions of people dying millions of people of losing their livelihoods. they're using parts of their life, even if they don't die. there are a lot of people who are heavy to bid. mandatory vaccination depends on the severity of the all the stillness, the severe enough that i think the world can say that it's worthwhile considering a mandatory slash wider uptake of vaccinations. that's why every single bar across the planet, irrespective of political affiliations,
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science is telling you that vaccinations off the us. now why we need to, to do it's really sequence the virus that we're and founding the netherlands compared to the sequence day and to were found heating. some african i think since the beginning this i think it was put in the band a lease from last week. we were again to get a little bit of a surprise why, why was it happening when we do new dance trains channel very quickly and spread and very quickly we have not seen any increase. he not be delays ations yet. i think these next 2 weeks will be very crucial to see if we seen increasing hospitalization. if these hospitalizations were out the kinds compared to the previous ways and to really understand if these variance is more severe compared to the biggest when so definitely the next 2 weeks will be very, very important to understand. the behavior of these new variant will say foreign
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russia, there are no reports off on the current infections. however, developers are confident that in case of an emergency in the countries putting in the job would provide enough protection from the new variant w h. i representative in russia does a to that progress is being made in understanding the strain, but there's more work to be done. well, a mutation shows a number of i would say changes a number of rotations that we can relate to something either to previous knowledge or for example, this buyer. this variant has mutations, many more mutations on the spike brought a, it is actually these to need all that the virus is using to getting to the sales can make us infected to actually cause infection to spread further. and this is why because it has many more and other viruses at the very end, it has immediately come into concert. so i think i say and just acknowledge,
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but we don't have a logical knowledge. you telling us to learn that this is a more deadly virus? what we know from south africa is that maybe 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 morally thought. this is not something that we should speculate off. we really need a bit more time. and this is why we have said that there is no place for panic, but there is place for preparedness, proportion, and action. in other news this morning, 3 students have been killed and 8 other people injured, including a teacher in a school shooting in the u. s. state of michigan, but he say the 15 year old suspect fired more than a dozen shots from a semi automatic hand gun. however, he surrendered 5 minutes after police responded. a police officer stationed at the school helped to detain the suspect and said that no shots were fired during the
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arrest and the teenager gave up without a struggle. meanwhile, the most is for the attack to remain unclear. and the suspect has so far, refused to cooperate on mother describe the atmosphere at the school. absolute threat was stating bad. i hear your voice in. if you come to this school, your gun and you're gonna get shot are not you are so if you don't want to get your dishes stay home, a lot of keith of the ones that i do know did not want to go to school. they haven't been met one to stay at school. so this is not something that you know, but then it just up to date, to say i don't want to go to school. something has been going on after high there. it's been keeping the field not want to go to school. well, there have been 28 school shootings this year. most of them since august in 2020. there were 10, although that is probably due to a shift to remote learning for nearly all schools. last year we talked a news anchor and commentator john to master about the ongoing problem of gun
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violence in america. you start to think about back when, when we went to school, they didn't have metal detectors. didn't have happened, the things that they have now. and even with all these precautions, somehow things still happen. you know how to, how do they get them in the 1st place? that somebody help them, those are all the questions that law enforcement that police are asking. right now . we want your answers for, you know, a few days. i'm sure maybe a week it, it depends how quickly they can put it all together. but how do you completely stop something like this? and then when you take away weapons to take away guns, you run the danger of how do you protect yourself? and if somebody does get a hold of one, chances are they, they don't have them legally. how do you protect yourself daily? you run the risk of taking, taking weapons away completely. and can you ever really get rid of that? he's just days into his new job is twitter c o. but, but i could, our war is already ruffling feathers because there are phase of more clamped hands
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on content at the social network because of his past remarks about not prioritizing freedom of speech. and twitter has already moved to by the sharing of photos and videos of people without their consent uses. can i flag the image and it will be removed? ban those doesn't apply to public figures if the tweets off of public interest. but it seems the platform itself will decide on that with more on the new bosses. you go eagles, you've done the 1st thing to know about twitter, new seo. he may be new as well, the chief executive officer, but he's 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,
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he is sharing the general line behind that the twitter has been taking over the few years that the, well, twitter is bigger than, you know, freedom of speech, the 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 ah, a statement of from the last year that came back to haunt him. now have a listen. our o is not too big, but 1st amendment, but our goal is to serve or had a telephone conversation to focus less on thinking about each. but thinking about how the dance have changed. so right now we are still to see his, the 1st moves that he makes because everybody is anticipating or 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 the, there are, they were growing increasingly unhappy with jag doors. he and his handling of all these candles, you know, round twitter. there's been
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a lot of controversy. a lot of people, 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 prague or wall that twitter is not about the 1st amendment, and that it will not be hampered and or hindered by it. with something that former twitter ceo, for example, on decker castillo, said it to one of our core values is respect and defend the user's 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 status, sir. i'm freedom of expression and defending freedom of expression as a fundamental human rights. so braga wall also has experience with microsoft with
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a t and t. so he's no stranger to the broad a, you know, silicon valley and you know, the high tech seen. so we'll have to see what he will bring to the table and whether or not the concert of an of investors is something he will be able to deal with when whatsapp is also in the spotlight at the moment offer document revealed how easily the f b i can access data, the source and destination of every message can be sent to investigate is know most real time. if warrants are in place, the f b, i still came in dates back to january, but it was never published. it does list 9 major messenger services and the level of the f b, i believe, to get data from them. however, what's up doesn't disclose message content insisting that privacy shouldn't be breached whatever the reason we spoke. cohen, international or expert and social media solicitor who says that uses don't expect privacy anymore. user trust is only been broken. if the user has
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got a real expectation or to privacy, in order to appease to be the case is that uses despite of our promises by but by, by our pole and by, by other social media companies. and they do provide the information to law enforcement and they said that, so i don't think there is a real expectation by users did their data will completely remain private, only exist at all. they don't provide information date are within the, the conversation so, so they will not provide you with, with the actual conversation of the actual messages, but only with information around it. we have to believe them. we don't have any other choice in a think. one point is the fact that there is a constant. our power struggle between government agency and the social media
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companies that, that imitating has a names that russia has developed a new powerful hypersonic weapon, who says the development of these types of missiles is in response to the pentagon . escalating tensions with the kremlin? are you if miss al sites appear on the territory of ukraine than the flight time of missiles 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, it speeds up to mark 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. meanwhile,
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the russian aggression narrative does seem to dominate in western countries at the moment is nato. and the us warns that russia a warns russia to not into fear in the politics of european sovereign states. and i says, 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 against the independent sovereign nation ukraine. and also over the years also increased over the military presence in this region. just to make sure that all our laws are totally the founded unprotected incident against the russian resurrections. 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
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near the ukraine border. i obviously can't speak to their but their intentions, but we continue to believe that any escal latoria aggressive actions would be a great concern not only to the united states. and i have but have a to our allies in partners there on the european continent whom un weapons inspector scott ritter, told us that he thinks that nice. i was playing a very dangerous game. 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. it's a very dangerous game because as president goodness said, of russia has read lines in 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, as far as anybody can tell, is not prepared to invade ukraine unprovoked. if ukraine attacks or otherwise provokes russia, russia will respond. but the notion of russia just starting a war of aggression against ukraine, out of the blue,
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is ludicrous and nato knows this. we need to put this in the perspective of where nato and the u. s. is right now under the trump administration, the relationship between the united states, nato, was a very strange one, and it didn't get any better under biden. and nato right now is looking for relevance and looking to reassemble assemblage of substance. they can pick the only target they have right now, which is russia, there's nothing nato can do to stand up to it. so why is natal provoking russia? it simply doesn't make any sense that the, the salad pick names and fashion like fraud and i cannot eat, asked thing, contributing to the destruction of the amazon rain forest will tell you why to soften the bank with ah
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ah ah oh, when i was sure seemed wrong, when all 3, just don't hold any world yet to shape out. disdain becomes the african and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds
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apart, we choose to look for common ground. oh, wow hm. i can i moscow says it's western states and not russia, that a filing to provide on says on the case of kremlin critic, alexey nevada, may, that's after global chemical weapons watched on the i b. c. w. criticize moscow over the la, over his alleged poisoning. the russian federation has not provided information sufficient to answer the doubts and concerns raised in the questions submitted by 45 states passes. we urge the russian federation to provide the necessary clarification in accordance with its obligations under the convention, but must be no impunity for those who use chemical weapons. while the apc
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w stance is that novel only appears to have been poisoned in august of 2020 fell ill on a moscow band flight from siberia and mistreated in a russian hospital before moving to a berlin care center. germany claims that na valley almost died from the effects of the nerve agent for the russian doctors who initially traded him, found no poison in his system. so remember, fuller school, several states asked russia to answer the following questions. what steps as rush or undertaken will to the results? why has russia not been able to accept the standard conditions put forward by the secretariat to provide technical assistance? we provided detailed answers to all of these questions using pre investigation materials. we've interviewed 230 witnesses and carried out 64 by a medical analysis. our experts did not find any trace of organic phosphorus compounds in the russian bloggers material.
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duka glued note, there are only groundless statements which are unfortunately circulated by the o. p. c. w secretariat, this includes accusations that chemical weapons were used on russian territory and that the political figure was allegedly poisoned. but these are just fake statements that have not been corroborated. why do they conceal from us the chemical formula allegedly used? and the main question remains unanswered. how, when and under what circumstances, where the traces of the chemical agent found outside russian borders. so no, sir, in reality, western states such as germany, france, sweden, and the u. k. tried to conceal very important information, which is required to finish pre investigation analysis in russia. they refused to cooperate with us through the o. p. c w or bilateral channels. just think about it. out prosecutor's office has fought 8 assistant requests to germany. we have fog numerous notes to berlin,
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france, sweden, with no result. are you my personal opinions? there are political motives behind this case. western countries are driven by a desire to marginalize, russia politically through the o. p. c. w. they are not concerned about the health of the russian blogger that the birthplace of rum and for hannah barbados has cut ties with britain. after nearly 400 years, the caribbean nation has officially dismissed the queen as head of state and declared itself an independent republic. but there are concerns that could encourage other members of the british commonwealth like astray, leah and jamaica said jump ship to prince charles attended the ceremony in the capitol bridge town on behalf the queen, where governor general san formation nice and miss sworn in as the islands president and he expressed hope that the u. k. and barbados would remain strong friends, were striding storage and if a hawking says, it's long i would j for countries to gain full independence just tremendously
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significant. of course, this is really mocking the final saver, an unsolved slot war before my colonial ties to britain. it's, you know, these aquatic soon re, connections that remain with the colonizing power for a long time, even after independence has taken hold. sorry, it's taken that long. both for the legal requirements, the constitutional issues to be worked through. and of course, to gain the popular momentum for a change by thieves which does tight some generations for it to really tight holds of the population to support it. as indeed i had in great number in barbados, you think other countries and again follows. so tell me more about estrella all the got the commonwealth nations and they are now i think to saying remaining a constitutional monarchy for which the queen is still the queen on the head of site on those countries. certainly it's
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a natural progression and all large countries, including australia will be looking for canceling this. i mean, not fond of that, the historian but also as a private publican, my soap, i'm on the board of australian republican movement. i found a slightly humiliating both as an australian and also as a general that our country still swayed allegiance in that way. in the head of the queen. and i think it's long that you all are all former colonies to move towards pulling the pen, those and, and, and the ability to shape they history and the why. now, that doesn't deny that builds on for, for us. so report on the deforestation of the amazon claims that some famous fashion company, such as prada. i cannot eat acid contributing to the destruction of the rain forest through the production of leather and leather goods in the region. according to the research, some of the companies are likely violating their own policies against sourcing that
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the from brazil on most things even have relevant rules in place. the lead author of the report, greg haig says that the companies need to know every step in the production of factors. we've been doing this kind of research for 2 decades, and we kinda can come across a time and time again. where are companies feel that they're relieved of responsibility because of supply chains are complex, but it's actually the entirely the opposite. you know, the supply chain started they've created are their own creation and complete the responsibility of the brands that are supplying the product to the consumer. to ensure their own suppliers and supply chains are free for problems. if a company is unable to verify a supply chain by asking supplier to take certain current course of action day and then then perhaps we need to consider switching suppliers. when, according to government data, the brazilian amazon rain forest has lost 6700000. heck says that forest over the last decade, greg higgs again says the authorities need to step up and not be complicit in the
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destruction. obviously in brazil, the, the key decision maker as a brazilian government. so they're the only ones that have the legal authority to change the system in order to stop deforestation. but there's been a record of complicit involvement and deforestation where we see the rates of deforestation increase year by year over the last decade. the brazilian government is not taking responsibility to stop deforestation, but nobody really knows. since ecology is playing on a site, everyone's had assigned these companies. there are some people inside the companies that have really strong moral, imperative to take action. and they want to take action or others that are simply doing it to increase revenue. don't really matter to me what the motivation is, because it comes down to the action you have to take if they are, they make money in the process by becoming green company. that's absolutely fine, but we can't let the earth be destroyed. that's what it comes down to the amazon rain forest is the most. i conic reinforced the most of our diverse in the plan. it's already moving toward tipping point where it's starting to become and places
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that emitter of carbon dioxide rather than a sequester already. because of human interference, 2 percent, a global view to emissions is not a small issue to be taken lightly. watching our scenes national thanks. d company this wednesday morning. we're back with headlines and more stories in about 30 minutes or so. with a problem. there is no chemical of evolution, everything's quite a bacteria. is the product to 4000000000 years of evolution in a specific environment. so a week. so in that sense where we are the few survivors at the end of a long, long process you so as in severe springs at yellowstone, we will.


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