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was may max guys are stacy, or i think i guess john robina until next time i l. a i just the head of nato vellows to keep expanding the western military alliance solving yet more countries near russia. in spite of protests from moscow, news network, cnn fires have produced sir, after he's charged with sexually abusing children. questions are not being asked as to why it took 18 months for police to make an arrest after a criminal complaint was filed last year. also coming up, a new study finds that the visions and u. s. a. society could be reaching
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a tipping point with sociologists suggesting republicans and democrats may not be able to unite even in the face of work. and as global concerns spread over the all me chron cove at variance, the w h o europe director, it tells r t, it's vital to deliver a vaccines where they're needed, including rushes. but next shots house, including vaccines, go beyond to politics. we should never take into account the country afforded ah, midnight's in madagascar in baghdad and right here in moscow. welcome to the news update, an r t unit o'neill with you this our the secretary general of nato said there can be
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no compromise on expanding the trans atlantic defense. airlines is despite calls from president for guarantees that nato will not new members near or on rushes borders. charlotte dubin ski takes up the story quite a lot to digest from that press conference with the nato secretary general. but he talked about what he sees is being patton of aggression coming from russia. and he said natal will continue to do all that necessary to ensure that the rights of its allies, its members are protected. but nature supporting his opinion, does not mean that it's a threat to russia recently moved from macedonia. and also montenegro have both been accepted into the nato, a life that is despite protests from the russian government about that. let's have a listen to what else yen stilton burke had to say. nato has proven over the last years that are open door policy is not only something we are support
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in words, but those in deeds party by inviting to new countries, montenegrin off macedonia to become members. so we have enlarged the line so that all spheres for to new members, despite protests from, from russia. and also we are supporting ukraine in ukraine's efforts to come closer to a natal membership. so he went on to talk about what he sees as russia substantial and military and build up all the border areas with ukraine. and he said that that build up is a provocation. and that it could destabilize europe as well. it rushes point of view, it has repeatedly denied that there is any intention or any build up is looking to invade into ukraine. or we know that russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has
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slammed this sort of talk. and she said that such statements just will not help deescalate tensions in the region. if a tional ocean, this is it, is information campaign, the aims to create. firstly, the image of russia is an aggressor. secondly, additional passionate the region, including the black sea, the russia crane border, and se ukraine. this will not bring stability and security either in international relations or the regional agenda, what it will undoubtedly complicate everything. meanwhile, journalists, primarily of course, western journalists freely use the word aggressor, referring to our country. yeah. what right, do they have to do this? what i try to understand is, every time, when was the last time russia text, anyone, people need to pick up the screen with arguments. and how many times have native countries attacked sovereign states in the last 20 years. so how many special operations were carried out by the nato countries? kenny show me something him close to that from the russian site. no, there is nothing that you need to figure out where there are facts and where there
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is a propaganda. now it's not just russia that saying, look, we north intending to invade ukraine. we're also hearing similar views from some of europe, sleet, as for example, the prime minister of italy. this is mary a druggie, a said that he's been talking to president putin over the last few weeks and months and as far as he's concerned invading ukraine. this idea isn't based on any fact that we've also heard of warnings from the french president about this kind of talk . the who was suggesting that this war is brewing between russia and ukraine and could pull in other countries as well. president macro on saying such talk doesn't help and act, she could end up being a self fulfilling prophecy. i'm delighted to welcome on to the program now dr. i k. helmer, economist on publisher of german business newsletter, vert. shelf. to chew l. griff a. have you with us today at reportedly i k,
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the u. s. is pushing brussels to finalize these sanctions against russian banks on energy companies as well to be imposed of russia, where to take aggressive steps against ukraine. to water stand is nato's latest statement fuel by the us? well, we all know that may to a longer are from the us. number one and both are to be a tunnel, the us ends and they do the nato agency, very problem because their reason has been gone and they need a new region to get all the money from their, from the state. they are included in a job and the 2nd thing is the bureaucrats of the nato. busy and want to keep that position and that power. so they need to do something to keep up the american. they have a totally different thing. their biggest fear is any combination between europe and
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russia, especially germany and russia. so they to everything, to keep the attention between europe and russia. and if they find some, may be on the diplomatic catch, not very at moms who are willing to do hawkish charge again, russia. they of course, will use it immediately and encourage them to do this trouble against russia to keep the border between russia and europe. and i think this is one of the see if you, if you see that they want to do a sanction again, band and especially the energy sector. you smell the rest because the americans want much higher energy brightest in europe to one the one hand, get the european economy down to sabotage the economy. secondly,
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to be able to sell their environmental catastrophic frankie gas in the u. and because it is not possible the russian get so so cheap against the breaking guest that they come money with this, but they want to and one of the major point where the americans do you have very succinct distinction there as you've been going through the difference perhaps between late so on washington, what they're, once and desires are just to take one of them. how literally then should we take this talk of nato expansion? is it a negotiating ploy from stilton berg or, or do you expect significant new additions on rushes borders? what, of course, the major especially us, one of the name to, to go further to the russian border to deploy these troops and to deploy rockets and so on. and of course, russia conduct tested, they wouldn't accept this if they,
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the americans wouldn't accept based on a, they wouldn't accept this is the russians would do it again and go back to what they already did. so of course they are pushing up the tension and i'm, i'm, i think they go as far as they can. well, let's take the case of one of those countries being curtis, or who has made their desire to join natal ukraine. nate, so many western nations keep warning russia against invading ukraine. russia keep saying it's got no intention to do that. is the threat of a direct conflict being massively exaggerated and if so i k y i hope it is exaggerated. i doubt it is. why? because all the important positions within your grain upset by major officers or american soldiers. i mean, farmer president even handed out american metals to ukraine soldiers for, for some,
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some great. so we can say that the president, ukraine government is as the lead watching. so whatever happens there is where she will and they are pushing for a war and the wal mart ukraine against the people in the region or against the people on chrome as an every day. so i hope it is exaggerated by doubts, but today's the stay the same situation as with q white and the american encouraged the iraqi to march into few ways. and afterwards they said the best iraqis when we have to help the yeah. interesting, very a lot to pick from those countries. i get thank you very much for coming in the program economist, dr. y k. homer can moving on. now a cnn producer has been charged with sex crimes involving children. the rival news
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outlets also discovered a criminal complaint involving the man dated from last year, perhaps suggesting that law enforcement knew about his alleged activities well before they made an arrest star t kill up more and more. john griffin is a long time cnn producer, and we understand he's now been arrested. he's charged with 3 counts of attempting to engage in illegal sexual activities with a minor. now we understand that what happened was there was a mother who took her adoptive daughter to meet with him after receiving $3500.00 from him over the app known as venmo. and at that point, we understand that in august of 2020 this, there was a myriad of electronic devices that were seized from this mother. and now at this point, we have cnn coming forward and saying they had no idea about these illegal and
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despicable activities. allegedly carried out by their former producer, and they also make a point of saying that none of the electronic devices that were seized were owned by cnn. here's what they said. prior to his arrest and indictment, we had no knowledge about the case. the question remains, why did it take so long for this arrest and charging to take place? the complaint was received in august of 2020. that's when the electronics were seized. why is the arrest simply happening now? the f. b, i did not give an answer that is satisfying people the allegation to deeply disturbing the f. b i along with a lower and for some partners will continue to aggressively investigate those who victimized the most vulnerable in our communities. now the us attorney's statement regarding the arrest of mr. griffin, provide some pretty shocking and harrowing details. apparently,
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mr. griffin is accused of having tried to set up training sessions for under age girls, as well as women. griffin sought persuade parents to allow him to train their daughters to be sexually submissive. the mother and child flew to boston in july of 2020, where griffin picked them up in his tesla and drove them to his ludlow house. at the house, the torso was directed to engage in and did engage in unlawful sexual activity. and now this long time, cnn producer is now in custody, awaiting trial facing charges for 3 counts of sex trafficking, minors. i've convicted, he could face life in prison, but many are looking at this case and asking questions about the timing. why was it that these electronic devices were seized in august of 2020? the criminal complaint was filed, but he's just been arrested now. what exactly is going on here? people want clear answers, but at this point we don't have those answers. it just about to kill us pace. we
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have written to the f. b, i requesting a statement on the revelations made by fox news relating to the case. we let you know if we get a response irreversible divide, that's the stage american society is reaching according to a new academic study. and it's a tipping point. if polarization is to extreme, people become divided even on the shock issue. if we reach that point, we cannot unite, even in the face of war, climate change, pandemic or other challenges to the survival of our society. yeah, big statement isn't it's early or former pennsylvania state center, bruce marx was here with my colleague, rory through shade to share his perspective on the growing rift in american politics. the nbc accomodate of nbc was saying he said there was 30000000 people right now. ready to take off palms to for donald trump,
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back in the office. that's somewhere between 20 and 30000000 people. that's a mass movement in america, in favor of political violence, which is a new thing. does that sound accurate to you? well, i don't think that you're gonna see anybody taking up arms in the literal sense of, you know, having, you know, weapons. but i think that maybe there's a 120000000 or 130000000 or maybe more people who be willing to vote for donald trump. we had the debacle an afghan, a stan, which was poorly handled in and maybe united states look weak on the international you know, a platform where they didn't get the americans out before the troops, laughter. that's number one and number 2, with all of the spending that were happening because of these, you know, bills that the democrats just wanna throw money at. we, we, for the 1st time, i mean, in a long time, we have inflation so that, sorry, this is, this is not just the media fear mongering about inflation in america. because we've been reporting that it's nearly at a full decade, high inflation in the united states. it's just about everything across the board now is more expensive than it was even just a year ago. is that, is that true?
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what's absolutely it's, it's absolutely true. i'm just, i grew up in the 70s so i can remember when we had inflation, then we really haven't had inflation since i'd say that's the late 19 eighties has been fairly stable. absolutely. you go to, if you listen, you can't fully american public. we have the whole problem, you know, with the transport and getting kids goods into the country. i wanted to ask you just briefly, going back to biden's approval ratings and the inflation crisis cove. it afghanistan, the list goes on, and yet he says, he says the following about mid times have a quick listen to this. if you would, in 2021 as a unified democratic party, more unified than ever. now we look at 2020. do i want to tell my republican friend get ready bell you're going in for a problem. he seems certainly out and made and optimistic. the how do you think is ratings right now will affect the mit tons. i think they've already infected the elections. the united states, we had a republican when governor and virginia completely unexpected. ah,
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and that was in part because of the lack of popularity of president biden. it's typical that the party that's out of power does well in the mid years, but with biden. and his lack of popularity is really even his inability to campaign could didn't even campaign for himself when he was running for president. i don't think that we're going to see him going around the country and supporting very many democrat candidates. and republicans, i think you're gonna feel the very good slate of a of candidates the u. k has reported a record covered search with 88000 cases registered in the past 20. we're hours testings been ramped up. i'm in fear of than you all may chrome strain. it's so far been registered in 77 countries. but despite the rapid spread, early studies from south africa and hong kong suggest all me krohn is less likely to cause severe illness than the delta very, and very few debts of been linked to the new strain to. nevertheless,
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countries worldwide are ramping up their vaccine campaigns are correspondent ilia pit franco, south dawn with a w. h o regional director for europe, hans kluge to talk that how much more do we know about alma chron at this point? we know much more. and we have the doors and about all michel, it's to, it's the latest valiant. it's spreading much more faster, but i always tell, we're not in the business of fighting one variant when the business of fighting all variance and stu, delta is dominant. what we need to do is to implement what they call fife, on the mic stabilizers number one, increase vaccination coverage. number 2, boost boost, boost number city. double. the number of people varying marks. endorse number 4, ventilate, particularly in classrooms. keep the schools open and fife,
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implement new treatment protocols. how valid are the concerns that vaccines might prove ineffective against on the chron where we know as of to date, that vaccines are still effective. for the 1st or the 2nd dose may be little bit less, but it recovers with a cert dose well on the european union. specifically, we've seen a range of different approaches. why aren't we seeing a more uniformity from the block in particular, the uniform to has been growing over time. but i take the point that it's still really aleck, off uniformity, with a cold political here it is and it's confuses the people. that's why dublin was advocating to establish a bung european health senate council at the high level to half uniformed in policy, but ultimately still health is a national competency. it's a decision by the country. speaking of sputnik v, a r t, we've heard from
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a number of experts that the issue has been politicized. is that true anyhow? house including vaccines. go beyond politics. we should never take into account the country of origin. i shared the optimism of the present or direction for the nation that this dub ritual emergency use listing for sputnik will be there soon. let's focus on one country in particular, germany. their government is facing a furious backlash against plans for monetary covered vaccines and tough new restrictions. the region of bavaria has seen must on rest. unofficial in resident has received death threats or europe correspond. peter oliver has more and all that munich was the latest city in germany to see demonstrations by anti vax groups as well as those that are opposed to the measures that have been put in place to try and stop the spread of cove at 19 place. there are 4000 people,
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turned up at the demonstration in bavaria. it was all relatively peaceful until a group of around $4.00 to $500.00 of them decided they were going to go to march around the city that resulted in some captain. mouse with the police said, bit of pushing and shoving and ultimately according to the place 28 arrests being made. they ranged from people refusing to wear masks to those that had assaulted police officers. what we have seen at these type of demonstrations though, is an increase in the, the speed at which it, in shoes and the amounts of people who are getting involved in violence. ah, ah, when we're talking about these demonstrations, they are groups that serve anti vaccine, as a said also opposed to those a covert measures. but a lot of them, a lumped under the umbrella of
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a group called the lateral think is now they have be roundly marked a here in germany, in society as well as on t v, in satirical tv programs and, and elsewhere. but things have taken a much darker turn. in fact, on wednesday morning, dawn rates were carried out across the state of saxony, in the east of germany. in connection with a plot to assassinate the, the leader of the government of the states of saxony. that's michael coachman also to launch attacks against the politicians in that state. now saxony has some of the lowest rates of vaccination in germany. it also has some of the highest rates of covert infection as well. while following those rates. 5 men and one woman were taken into custody. what it's seen is a number of politicians turning on the messaging application. telegram with them saying that it was all about messaging application that this type of,
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of plot was able to be finessed and, and the message being spread. they are extremely dangerous because they're not only talking, chatting and inciting each other, but also taking action. very worthwhile pointing out they seem lateral. think is the anti vaccines, the m, the anti coven measure. people are a small percentage of the population than leave those at lodge. what we have seen is a large number of people coming forward for vaccinations. here in germany, in fact, on wednesday, they broke records with 1500000 jobs being handed out across the whole of the country. now 1300000 of those were booster vaccines. what we have those the read the rest were i the 1st or 2nd doses of vaccine. now what we have is about 70 percent of the population fully vaccinated, but there is a group of around 20 percent of the population that all vehemently anti vaccine here in germany. and they just so absolutely no interest in guessing that vaccine
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whatsoever. in fact, that's why we've seen or left sholtes, the german chancellor talking about the possibilities of potentially in the future . seeing mandatory vaccination countries like austria on greece have already said that from next year they will be implementing mandatory vaccination. it's still at the discussion phase here. in germany though, our sister cello in germany r t d has been taken off you trip. it happened on the day it launched its 1st televised broadcast in the country. the reason given for the band is that our t d e's previous youtube account was removed and apparently the owner of any blocked channel is forbidden from starting at new one. however, our td's new channel actually has a different owner. and in any case, you can always watch the broad neutral d dot r t dot com. we got the new done on what unfolded on the launch day from one
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of the stations. in ocoee, dental has been terminated by you for what you to call a violation of the time. the court said that you've got to complain that auntie denton had stuck invented some technical safety measures. this means, according to that class, if your channel is terminated, you may be unable to use or create any child. and all to y'all said that was the latest addition to somebody on youtube that includes dozens of channels. it was set out by the company about t and then to be noticed in most cases, i'm confused by the team of editors i of them to have no relation to our youtube channel that was terminated in september. i submitted toilet, technically, because the channel that was deleted in september was owned by a different company, all tv productions. it's also worth mentioning that at the time of termination of
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your channel, had some 600000 followers. and i got 540000000 views on the site, the youtube bun, or german sr channels. it's up and running r t study armstrong looks at what other obstacles, though it's hard to overcome, to get on the journey. so launched a has been the usual track through pressure and passive aggression from the self appointed defenders of democracy. i. e. rival, gym, and media. it's bad enough that putin's voice sounds out across the internet. if it were not for one reliable german meteor outlet, dest spiegel kremlin owned outlets would dominate the german digital information space. in both the number of articles published in social engagement received. there is reason to believe that most of the traffic on our tea channels is real and not acquired through purchased fake profiles. the thinly veiled disdain from rival gym and media outlets have come in a form of gallant cries to stop the so called moscow mouthpiece. and kremlin back
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putin propaganda, of course, that has nothing to do with our t deutsche. his popularity on a string of social media, where they consistently rank among the top most viewed channels as regards news and politics. ah but it wasn't just rival outlets that ran. so the, his theory over r t deutsch is rise through the media rankings. politicians got personal and launched attacks on arte employees framing them as perpetrators of this information and destabilizing democracy. those who work for asi have said good bye to critical
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and independent journalism, and whether they want it or not, all the employees are part of the destabilization of democracy. this is not about the approval of a profane entertainment channel, but about e. u wide access, reputed propaganda on target disinformation under the guise of alternative journalism. and what goes up most come down are t toich. his assent was yank back down to earth. when you chew band, the channel from is platform with it, wiping out 600000 subscribers. now despite rumors that the band was barely batt, former chancellor angle, a miracle denied that germany had influence you chief's decision. as for r t, germany did not put any pressure in brussels, of the decisions it made in germany. neither the federal government nor the state governments engaging meadows like that. so despite will, the people's best efforts are t. deutsch is primed and ready for action. launching on air and launching a fresh assault on those old ratings and views,
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