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ah, well joe biden is accused by republicans of surrendering to bloody mere, polluted by dropping russia, punishments from a distance bill debit breaths, a drafting what they are touting as the mother of all sanctions targeting mosque. now this comes after the president of russia and united states had held crisis sorts triggered by tension. so when you prayed, in other news we speaking to an afghan family that found a last toddler during august kalsich us withdrawal with desperate parents were handling their children over to western soldiers in a bit to get them out of afghanistan, georgia, suddenly i saw this baby on the ground crying in pain was too hot, and the baby was just wearing a shirt. so it was difficult for me to leave him there. thus germany bands the
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unvaccinated, from public places from wednesday, that includes bows, public transport, and sporting events, meaning a 2nd less than merry christmas in a row for many in the country. ah ah, i then came to see you again. you wasn't naughty to nurse joe biden's being branded spineless for not pushing forward with sanction stockton russia's gnawed strain to gas pipeline to germany. the most vocal with the criticism that was republican senator ted cruz ash calamitous foreign policy disaster is joe biden's fault. this is the direct consequence of
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joe biden, surrendered of vladimir potent on nord stream to now that's school it ran came as the draft us defense budget for next year was moved up to the senate, a number of antique russia measures of actually been dropped in the house and his previous form, the bill included a ban on americans buying russian debt and sanctions on the screen to the senate votes on the defense budget next week. monte america has been swamp, says the removal of sanctions from the builder indicates the president doesn't actually want them the fairly big deal. consider the fact that obviously when the house version was written, as you mentioned, these sanctions were included. the senate version, they're not included, that's something called reconciliation, where essentially the bill has to match. and so it looks like those stations won't be there, which means the biden administration is actually cutting ties with a lot of the rhetoric of the democratic party right now in the u. s. which is insistent upon having these kinds of sanction built into the u. s. defense spending
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bills and it's pretty significant for a couple of reasons. one is because the president himself has been indicating for some time that he does not want to continue to push forward on sanction, specifically over nor stream to because of pressure. he's getting from germany, the germans don't like this idea. remember, this is not a unilateral measure on the russian part. russia and germany together are saying we want the pipeline. russia says, we want to send boil and natural gas that pipeline germany says we desperately need oil and natural gas pipeline. but it does as you know, all go back to this issue of ukraine. the idea is that by russia bypass the ukraine, that somehow this will be harmful to ukraine, or they'll be able to have greater leverage over ukraine. and so the rhetoric doesn't necessarily match the reality. and again, you have to sovereign nation insisting that this is something they both want and both need. and i think the u. s. and finally, backing away from this idea that they now recognize they can't stop it from happening. now it comes after the russian and us lead is held on line. crisis talks tensions over ukraine and nato expansion mount after some initial pleasantries
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bought and apparently ramped up talk about sanctions against russia. in the case of war, the more and how that meeting went down, state side is always kellum open. here's what we heard from the biden administration. they talked about how biden raised concerns about the build up of russian forces near the border with ukraine and from there, talked about how the united states and its allies would respond with decisive economic and other measures if there was a military escalation. now biden called on to de escalate and to return into diplomacy. and he instructed the respective teams to continue dialogue on ukraine the same time we did hear from the national security advisor, jake sullivan. we still do not believe the president putin has made a decision. what president biden did today was way out very clearly. the consequences if he chooses to move that, you know, seems to fly in the face of some remarks that we've heard from other us officials.
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there are new sanctions to be imposed on russia that are currently in the work. these are not run of the mill sanctions. what is being discussed is at the maximum end of the spectrum, or as i have called, that the mother of all sanctions. so there seemed to be a desire on everyone's part for today's meeting to result in a de escalation. however, this hasn't stopped united states from talking of these new sanctions, and it hasn't stopped us media from playing up. this idea that there is somehow a russian threat or russian aggression. so quite an interesting day, i were waiting for more information from both sides about what went on in the meeting between the 2 leaders. the frank enough to giving sanctions is a threatened to say if you move in to ukraine will hiring, you know, knowing that the thing with russian was into your train. the u. s. there is, isn't much the hindu besides high of beside sanctions, but at the same time, i don't think that putting wants to move into ukraine is also,
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and his on her and his on side ascending a message. there was an diplomatic agreement that nato will not go find her east and, and normally in foreign policy, diplomatic agreements are respected. and in this case is several of the actors united states pretend disagreements ever existed. which in my own research with europeans, every single european ashley. conf. him, it was there. so at this point, put in does not trust the ward anymore. and he wants to legal commitment and, and he's right in asking it to be very frank sanctions obviously remain a central to us foreign policy with us under secretary of state for political fasick tory meal. and once again, threatening russia with heavy economic punitive measures. what we're talking about would amount to essentially isolating russia completely from the global financial system with all of the fall out that that would entail for russian business for the
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russian people for their ability to, to work and travel and trade. washington is also just rub china up the wrong way by imposing a diplomatic boycotts on the upcoming winter olympics. in addition is just impose penalties on 14 official them 4 entities in iran and syria, over alleged rights abuses. we discussed the role and impact of american sanctions with a panel of guests. they largely agreed on their destructive nature. essentially got you've got to view and walk into the u. s. american exceptionalism and, and supremacy. and they are basically, they're, there, they're doing whatever they can. do, you know where we're married? it's a very arrogant, aggressive policy. they use the sanctions and if it really is a means to destabilize the other countries, sovereign nations and create that can make hardships early. why do you think
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america is threatening to sanction russia for something that a has not happened? and b will not happen according to the kremlin. i think in one way the political move on, on that side. the other part is they, we need it. we need a bogeyman and i think partially, there were luther are in it's kind of like a rabid dog. you know, you start to lash out in, in different ways, trying to protect yourself. and the only one problem we have is a thinking is this kind of destructive approach to international relations. but it's, it's just so silly because ultimately you saw the brand he was sitting on. or do you think the continental united states is going to survive? if it makes a devastated mess of the rest of the world, do you think any western power seriously believes russia is about to invade ukraine? you know, it's hard to understand the logic. what could moscow stand to gain from,
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from starting a war? well, i think that the western governments do well know that this is rather at blame game . they make of the public belief that russia is a real threat to the ukraine at the moment. russia is really in defense because they have to fear that a ukraine will become a part of the nato alliance. and this is, of course, a major threat to the geopolitical setting of russia. cutting russia off. busy from swift would be the most extreme of measures deployed yet. it happened to iran devastated the economy there. is there any chance of washington pursuing what's being called a nuclear option based on their questionable diplomats that they potentially good. i think be very unwise move, very little impact, i think internally, externally it would, it would kind of back fire. i would think europeans would be very strongly lobbying
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against such an action. and if you're going to set off to do something like that, presumably not the goal. well, let's just like opening a black hole up under the international banking system. we're seeing what's happening and showing with a grunt warbling in the property market, possibly going down the drain. uncles. if that happens, that's going to pull down the western banking system potentially during last summer, us to withdraw all the world was moved by scenes of desperate parents passing their babies to western soldiers over the cobbled port, pleading with them to get them out of the country. and all of those children managed to get out some, unfortunately, were lost in the, even in the celtic, massive fleeing afghans. now this is so hail a commodity. he was one of those carried along by the crowns of cobble app or his mother and father still desperately trying to locate in number for the nations of helping them in that search. one of which says that they have
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a lead in the case now. so have parents fled to the united states back in august? the doughty has spoken to an afghan family that says it found an abandoned baby and mid that mayhem cannibal apple. they called him a habit and say that he's become like one of the road. i love my brother mohammed, he's too important to me and will never hand him over to anyone my show. it was late at night when my brother asked me to help him drive to the airport when he was leaving for the us. when we were there, there was a big crowd and chaos. everyone was pushing to get inside the airport. suddenly i saw this baby on the ground crying in pain. it was too hot and the baby was just wearing shirts. i was confused and it was difficult for me to leave him there. he was dying. so i decided to pick him up. when i moved to each family i saw in the airport and show them the baby and ask them whether the baby belongs to them. then i asked speech mother to feed him because he was hungry,
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but no one agreed. his condition was deteriorating, so i took him to some water and put it on his body, washed him and changed his nappy. i waited until 4 pm to find his parents, but couldn't. i had just one bottle of water and i gave him a few drops when he was crying because he was hungry. i was worried because his condition was not good. it was too hot and he was lying under the scorching heat of the sun. when i contacted my wife and told her that my brother had already left, but i'm still stuck here because of a baby. i told her we are humans and i can't leave this baby alone here while his parents are missing. i also told my brother to leave, but i had to stay until i found the missing parents. ok, let's take a look at these 2 pitches now. on the right, that is the missing boyce a haylock model. on the left is the child found and cared for by the gen family. you might say there's some similarity that we can't confirm it yet. it is hope they might be wanting this site name. all the john say that when they found mohammed's
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he was in such a bad way. they had to take into hospital. they estimate, he was just over a month old when they found him and say that they've grown to love him so much so they'd be willing to give it an permanent home. it is real. parents aren't found. i looked up to him like my own baby. if we found his parents, we would not be able to keep you with us. of course we would hand him over to his real parents. i looked up to him like he was one of my own. i have 3 daughters, but i love him too much. he was about 40 days only when we met him. we have seen difficult times with him. he is our soul and we love him too much. if his parents identify him, we will have no option but to hand him over to them. why the fellow so nice, the parents of the child are unable to take him back. i'm ready to keep this baby with me laid up. in fact, i would not be happy to hand over the baby because we found him there, sir. if they don't take him home, we will keep him with us. we love him, darling,
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gladly formula. i will. we are trying to establish whether sir hale of my, the, and muhammad, indeed are the same child we got in touch with the missing douglas parents. and the organization leading the search, we'll let you know how that turns out to more stories coming up. he to stay with this short break coming up. ah, what is the national mood? i suppose it depends on what kind of media you consume to say the nation is divided in highly partisan is an understatement. this is certainly what the national media wants us to think. what are we really so divided on? what really matters with
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join me every thursday on the alex, simon. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess from the world of politics. sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. oh, come back. germany's rolling out new cobit rules, they become active from wednesday. measures severely restricts the unvaccinated banning them from public transportation and from going to balls and sports events.
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and with christmas, just around the corner could mean another festive loaf of businesses across the country. it's all of our explains the measures that are being brought in and the potential impact the new measures which come into play on wednesday are going to cause quite a bit of disruption to anybody looking to go for a christmas drink. as only those that have been vaccinated or can prove that they've recovered a going to be admitted to pubs and bars. you'll also only be able to have a drink while seated. that's as the rules are designed to prevent people from standing too close to one another. the aim is to get to the point where it is okay to sit down to eat or drink something, but then there shouldn't be any wild standing around without any distance. we have had similarly designed regulations in the past for those that prefer a wild and i've been just a few drinks with friends. things are also set to change. berlin's nightclub scene is world renowned. in fact, bill in tech knows currently applying for unesco world heritage status. but while
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you will be able to enter clubs, there will be no dancing under the new rules. anyone using public transport will have to show proof of vaccination recovery or a valid negative test that includes those standing at the platform. for any want going to sporting events, a maximum of $5000.00 will be allowed into outdoor stadiums and berlin, which will affect the capitals to elite football teams, union and hatha. we need this significance reduction because we can see the events isn't the only place people end up mixing in close proximity. there's public transport and the sausage, stunned after the game. christmas markets early accessible with either proof or vaccination, or that you've recovered from coven 19 to g. as it's known here in germany and market stalls, i've seen a drop off in customers. it's a scene repeated not only in berlin, in mecklenburg, for manya in the north. sven works as a baker who sells his traditional stolen at christmas markets in the region. the
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drop off and customers because of restrictions means he selling considerably fewer of this batch worth. some 10000 euro 9 slash win snow to the blast for open air settings is completely beyond my comprehension. customers think the same. the kids had fun in the fresh air at the christmas party, but they weren't allowed on any merry go round or ferris will without their parents . i think that's sad. i think it must requirement like last year would have been enough money. we tried to sell our christmas cake stolen online now. businesses and other shoppers buy a lot of stolen from us. when asked about government hell, he isn't convinced enough as being dealt with of all the good question. the bridge in eighty's more hassle been it's worth christmas. markets are worth around 5000000 euro to the german economy. this is of course, the 2nd year that they faced disruption because of cov, at 19 german ministers. expect that the peak of this 4th wave of the virus is going
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to hit pretty soon, and these markets are going to face even more disruption because of restrictions that have been put in place. peter, all of a r, t, berlin. china has slammed australia. how to cambra decided to follow america's lead by imposing a diplomatic boycott on the beijing winter olympics. the head of the australian olympic committee however, says it's a matter for government and not for athletes. the a diplomatic gap boycott is a matter for government. i'm sure same for the united states government now. got all the governments around the world are considering a diplomatic boycott. medicine that is where the ambassadors will and ministers of the country don't attend the games. it's entirely up to the government and not a matter for us as we are politically neutral and is about the athletes. and the time for the i say, well, previously the
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e u. parliament of vice president nicola beer had the assisted the parliament to consider called upon the parliament, i should say to consider 2022 limping. boycotting to the stand off comes amid tense relations. washington, the basic political and economic competition affecting ever more spheres. now us an australian athletes will still be taking part. that's just to be clear. what is changing? there will not be any american australian officials, the white house for its part sides concerns about alleged human rights violations in china. let's bring in. benjamin chow now is professor the power school technology and business and southwestern university of finance in economics. benjamin welcome. i say this with a high degree of confidence when i say that sports fans will not care one tiny bit about whether they're high ranking officials from countries around the world. only
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the officials themselves think this is of significance. the u. s. in australian nation, still sending the athletes themselves. so what is the point of a boy? i agree you like to be on the athletes. i visited a new olympic stadiums in china. so the chinese athletes working very hard for their game. very strong determination by any political influence, and i think the determination of either, at least from other countries, will do the same. and all other preparation is in good progress. we're engaging late on site aging. it's again april to host. again. that's a circle, as the aging only picks in 2008, especially if it comes to this requoted as time goes, the game admitted. and then the world should be able to see how much i know has been true on so many upon since 2008. and now it's overseas politicians. politicized sports in that tend to disrupt the preparation. and opening up the
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preaching. we tell every judge from the history, the similar practices in the past has never completed this selfish and narrow minded political goals. the politicizing force is and welcoming for many countries any strictly for the audience charter. yeah, that's exactly what i was about to say. i mean, it's completely against not only the, the olympic charter but you know, the feeling pick spirit they are supposed to. one of the few things in the world that are a political. does it seem like governance just can't resist now though, because because it's such a high profile event when a nation hosts one of the major sporting events, it's an opportunity for other countries to have a bit of a go with them to attack them, to put pressure on them yeah, this was no cause. however, athletes by coating countries are likely to be disappointed as well. not seeing the national leaders coming over to get cheers. and these 2 countries are likely to
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lose the heart of many to because to, well, it's getting more and more you're looking down with the policy of such efforts. they try to completely deflect this tension of extremely serious human rights issues within their own countries. by blaming other countries such as china, india, i think such by codes are very unlikely to then they chose china's presidency champions, domestic political standing, and i likely to anti to nationalist spanish. i talked about who lives is out and who doesn't. i don't think sports fans leaves out. absolutely not. but maybe the athletes from those particular nations, australia in america, i mean, sometimes having the lead to be a nation in the crowd or in the stadium can be a real kind of boost to your beliefs in your performance. maybe the athletes from those countries could miss out a and they should because as i said to him,
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but charco said to go only take is to play sports at the surface of the ammonia development of human kind. if you to promoting a peaceful society concerning the preservation of human dignity, the i o. c, a, c for non governmental organization, supposed to be strictly political need neutral at all times. andrew could see of the only child to send any form of political protests even to game. so i think i think the water again know, or participating of it isn't outside the you know, the big over gold's, of the owning and, and also doing the games are covered by the i see not fight to kaufman. so reach, of course me respect that governments can choose what they want to do, but at the cost of hurting their own athletes as well. yeah, i mean, suddenly it is becoming commonplace to political grievances at sporting events and
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the opportunities elsewhere of course, to where political grievances against china. this isn't supposed to be the arena to do this. do you think you might join in? well, they follow washington's lead. noon is quite st. several, eastern european countries bordering russia are getting quite hostile to china. in the last year. it would not be surprising that they were charged just like cooking efforts, but all these were not stop the game to run smoothly. i think the main point of the game is about sports nor politics. benjamin, thanks so much for your time. i guess is benjamin shout professionally, paris school of technology and business in southwestern university, finance and economics. rightly the police are examining new evidence now that downy street staff party last year during a strict national lockdown prime minister boss johnson denies though that any rules were broken. here they recently emerged,
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video shows to staff members joking about the christmas party suggesting it did happen. let's go to london. correspond based on the dash, the good afternoon to show you what details then for emerge. the add something to this story. well, some i even saying this could be the final nail in the coffin, full bars, johnson, the prime minister as he's now being accused of lying. it comes off to this video footage, show top officials in downing street, joking about a so called a legit christmas coffee that happened wait for it last year during the private set of restrictions. his the, i see the exclusive interview with or at home is functional policy was a business meeting and it was not associated so that exchange happened in a rehearsal of the press briefings that were happening quite regularly at the time
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. it was a few days off to the so called party was thought to have taken place or the wine and cheese event as she what's it now? if all of this is true, it would have completely contravene district cobra restrictions. the u. k. london in particular was in till 3 craven restrictions, which meant no indoor mixing. and she then went on in that video to say the room was absolutely packed. now the day off to this party london then went into the next phase of the private restrictions. almost a total knocked down on christmas was entirely cancelled. so multiple sol to the same, this parties stephanie did happen at boris jones, the number 10 saying it absolutely it did not. now we contacted number 10 for comment of course, surprise, surprise. they get to get back to us on that one. but things have now escalated so much that the metropolitan police have now wait, and they're looking into the footage. they're trying to gather evidence,
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whether or not to consider it to investigate it or not. just to mention though, here in the united kingdom, 2000 people have been prosecuted for breaching private restrictions throughout the pandemic. so that's the sort of a statistics that we're really comparing all of this against. meanwhile, opposition political parties that saying the prime minister's time is up number 10, covered in london, reaching its wooden covert rules and then joking opposed to on the video. it really isn't acceptable. and i have to see unfortunately on the basis of this behavior, because it's not just about this. if it's a part of a prime minister repeatedly lies a prime minister that can be trusted. he should cool that he should go and i got broke the rules. they parted about there laughing about it, the treating the public with contempt, the promised minister. step up except what happened. i apologize. remember
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this isn't the 1st time that something like this has happened. dominic cummings, the prime minister's former chief aid, well, he travelled 270 miles from london to durham to visit bernard cast. we remember that saga our last year. then of course, the former how secretary and matt hancock founded an intimate embrace. both of these top politicians are breaching the coven restriction rules. if true, of course. now, the prime minister today will be facing out of the house of commons in prime ministers. questions that's in around 2 hours time. very interesting. i what he will be saying then will he stick with the number 10 line and if he does and is found to be lying, well, that is contempt of parliament. so laid down the line or maybe not. so later down the line, we could see this getting very dramatic indeed, but on a less, a political note more in an emotional level. the reality really is many people here in the united kingdom were in very heart, wrenching a position, some deciding not to go and even visit their dying mother holding their dying
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mother's hand. meanwhile, seemingly the tories were out partying near shut address dashed in london or explaining her so 1st on the okay, politicians of acted her. if a critically in fact, i'd suggest that neither was can count that hi, how many times i've done and i'm pretty good at maths money. thanks. shut edwards, dusty as well for now. more coming up for you in just 30 minutes. i'll just stick around. mm. i have often said transparency for the powerful privacy for the bell. this bitter case about privacy. what people care about is power. junior, in a son just become a symbol of the battle. the privacy information is power. that's what's going on in the world. a huge struggle with governments and corporations want to keep
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information secret and others who the democratic right.

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