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o d e v blue a the head of nato valez to keep expanding the western military alliance. being yet more countries near russia. in spite of protests from moscow. also had on the program news network, cnn fires and producer after he's charged with sexually abusing children. questions are now being asked as to why it took 18 months for a police to mckellar rest after a criminal complaint was filed last year. and you study funds that
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divisions in u. s. society could be reaching a tipping point with sociologists concluding republicans and democrats may not be able to unite, even in the face of war. and global concerns spread over the army. kron covert variant, the w h o europe director, it tells r t. it's vital to deliver vaccines where they're needed, including rushes, but nick shops, health, including vaccines, go beyond politics. we should never take into account the country of origin. ah . all bringing you the big global new stories of the day. this is our t, i'm, you know, neil, let's get to our top story. the secretary general of nato has said there can be no compromise on expanding the trans atlantic defense alliance bounced. the spite
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calls from president putin for guarantees that nato will not add new members near or on russia's borders. charlotte to pinsky 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 as being a pattern of aggression coming from russia. and he said, nato will continue to do all it's 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 parted by inviting to new countries, montenegrin north macedonia to become a member. 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 natal membership. so he went on to talk about what he sees is russia substantial military buildup all the pool door areas with ukraine. and he said that that build up is a provocation. and that it could destabilize europe as well. if it rushes point of view, it has repeatedly denied that there is any intention or any build up that is looking to invade into ukraine. we know that russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has slammed this sort of talk. and she said that such statements just will not help
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deescalate tensions in the region. if a tional laws, this is it is information can paint the aims to create. firstly, the image of russia is an aggressor. secondly, additional tashing of 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. it will undoubtedly complicate everything. meanwhile, journalists, primarily of course, western journalist freely used the word aggressor, referring to our country. what right do they have to do this? i trait understand this every time. when was the last time rush attacked? anyone? people need to pick up this claim with arguments and how many times have native countries attacked sovereign states in the last 20 years. how many special operations were carried out by the nato countries? kenny show me something, im close to that from the russian site. no, there is nothing you need to figure out where there are facts and where there is propaganda. now it's not just russia that saying, look,
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we north intending to invade ukraine. we're also hearing similar views from some of your groups leaders, 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. we've also heard warnings from the french president about this kind of talk, the hawks, who is suggesting that this war is brewing between russia and ukraine and could pull in other countries as well. president macro and saying at such talk doesn't help and act, she could end up being a self fulfilling prophecy. what column has done political culminated or dr. gary homer told me he thinks nato is taking its lead from washington an age especially the us, one of the nature to go further to the russian border to deploy troops and to
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deploy and so on. and of course, rush our complex testing all the important positions within your grade. outset by major officers or american soldiers. so we can say that the present ukraine government as the lead of watching. so whatever happens there is washington's will. and if they are pushing for war, it could be the state, the same situation as when q white and the americans encouraged the iraqi to march into q. why? and after work they said the best iraqis, when we have to help the major, always ones to start a new conflict about natal also wants to get american military companies into a business. and ukraine is already a big, big business. and the other big business i've gone on just when i went back. so.
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busy of course, major always a migrant around and wants to keep american military machine and they're all punch in every machine in place. ok, another story we're across today, a cnn producer has been charged with sex crimes involving children a rival use. our lead has also discovered a criminal complaint involving them on dated from last year, suggesting that law enforcement knew about his alleged activities well before they made an arrest or to kill him up and can give us more details on the case. 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,
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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 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 dig 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 our law enforcement partners, will continue to aggressively investigate those to victimize the most vulnerable in
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our communities. now the us attorney's statement regarding the arrest of mr. griffin, provide some pretty shocking and harrowing details. apparently, mr. griffin is accused of having tried to set up training sessions for under age girls. as well as women. griffin sought to 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, pick them up in his tesla, and drove them to his ludlow house. at the house, the door 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
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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. the questions do remain on we 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. it's of 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 of the challenges to the survival of our society. earlier former pennsylvania state senator bruce marx joined my colleague, re 3 share here in the studio to share his perspective on the growing rift in
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american politics. the nbc accomodate of nbc was saying, he said there was 30000000 people right. not ready to take up arms to put donald trump 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 tobacco in afghanistan, which was poorly handled, and then 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
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been reporting that it's nearly at a full decade high inflation in the united states, just about everything across the board now is more expensive than it was even just a year ago. is that, is that true? what's absolutely it's, it's absolutely true. i'm just, i grew up in the seventy's so i can remember when we had inflation, then we really haven't had inflation since i'd say the, the late 19 eighties has been fairly stable. absolutely. you go to you, listen, you can't fully american public. we have the whole problem, you know, with the transport and getting goods, goods into the country. i wanted to ask you just briefly, going back to biden's approval ratings and the inflation crisis. cove id afghanistan, the list goes on it 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
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ratings right now will affect the midterms. i think they've already infected the elections, the united states. we had a republican when governor and virginia completely unexpected. ah, 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 very good slight of, of candidates. ahead after the break at britain records, it's high, is never a number of coven cases in a single day. those countries grapple with rising infections due to the, reportedly more contagious, all mcclellan variant. but debts from this, so name you can strain, remain extreme. oh,
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join me every thursday on the alex silent. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess of the world of politics, sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. mm ah quarter of an hour into the program. welcome back. the u. k. has reported a record cobit search with 88000 cases registered in the past 24 hours. testings mean ramped up mid fears. hopefully you all may cross strain. it's so far been registered in $77.00 countries, but despite the rapid spread, early studies from south africa and hong kong suggest all micron is less likely to call severe illness. them the delta very and very few debts have been linked to the new strain to. nevertheless, countries worldwide are ramping up their vaccine campaigns, or correspondent elliot per tranquil, sat down with a w. h o is regional director for europe. hands collusion. how much more do we know
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about our micron at this point? we know much more and we have to tours and about all mcclellan. it's to, it's the latest variant. 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. indorse number for ventilate, particularly in classrooms. keep the schools open and fife, implement new treatment protocols. how valid are the concerns that vaccines might prove and effective against on the chron where we know as of to date,
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that vaccines are still effective. for the 1st of the 2nd dose may be limitless, but it that it covers with a cert dosed 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 has been growing over time, but i think 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 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
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the country of origin. i shared the optimism of the president of the russian federation that this deb rachel emerged. she used listing for sputnik ruby there soon. let's talk one country germany. its government is facing a furious backlash against plans for mandatory co vaccine to tough new restrictions . the region of bavaria has seen must on rest, and unofficial in dresden has received death threats or europe correspond. peter oliver reports munich was the later city in germany to see demonstrations by anti banks groups as well as those that are opposed to the measures that have be put in place to try and stop the spread of coven 9. seeing the police. there are 4000 people, turned up the demonstration in barrier. that was all relatively peaceful until a group of around $4.00 to $500.00 of them decided they were going to go with a march around the city that resulted in some captain most with the police. bit of
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pushing and shoving and ultimately according to the police 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 is an increase in the, the speed at which should and choose on the amounts of people who are getting involved in violence. yeah. ah. the when we're talking about these demonstrations, they are groups that of anti vaccine, as they said also opposed to those cov, it measures. but a lot of them looked under the umbrella of a group called the lateral think kids. now they have be roundly marked here in germany, in society as well as on tv and satirical tv programs and, and elsewhere. but things have taken a much darker turn. in fact,
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on wednesday morning, dawn rates were carried out across the states of saxony in the east of germany. in connection with a plot to assassinate the, the leader of the government of the state of saxony that michael smith also to launch attacks again told the politician in not state no saxony has some of the lowest rates of vaccination in germany. it also had some of the highest rates of covert infection as well. 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 cloth 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 see nothing to fiancee,
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vaccines. the, the, the anti cove measured people are a small percentage of the population than leave those at large that we have seen as a large number of people coming forward from vaccinations here in germany. in fact, on wednesday, they broke records with 1500000 jobs being handed out across the whole country. now, $1300000.00 of those would booster vaccines. what we have those the read the rest, were i the 1st or 2nd doses of vaccine? now what we have is around 70 percent of the population fully vaccinated, but there is a group of around 20 percent of the population that are vehemently anti vaccine here in germany. and they just so absolutely no interest in guessing that vaccine whatsoever. in fact, that's why we've seen or laughed sholtes, the german chancellor talking about the possibilities of potentially in the future . seeing mandatory vaccination countries like austria on greece have already said
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that from next year they will be implementing mandatory vaccination. it's still at the discussion phase here. in germany though, our sister channel and germany r t d has been taken off youtube. it happened on the day it launched its 1st televised broadcast in the country. the reason given for the bomb is that our t d e's previous youtube account was removed, and apparently the owner of any blocked channel is forbidden from starting a new one. however, our td's new cello actually has a different owner. and in any case, you can always watch the brand new channel out d delta r t dot com. we got a low don't on what unfolded on launch day from one of the stations. heads of them has been terminated by you. what you to code, violation of the times of service. the mention that the court said you've got to complain that auntie of denton had circumvented some technical safety measures.
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this means, according to you, that quite easy, your channel is terminated, you may be unable to use iron, o creates any other child and quite odd to your center. one of the latest addition to our t family on you tube that in dozens of channels, it was sent out by the fountain company. oh god, t and mtv, obviously, in most cases, i'm confused by a new team of editors. i see of them didn't have no relation to our tv youtube channel that was terminated in september. i then headed toward a port technic committee because the channel that was deleted in september was owned by a different company r t d e productions. it's also worth mentioning that at the time of termination id to eat, your channel had some 600000 followers. and i got 540000000 views on the spike, the youtube banner, german sr channel. it's up and running. ortiz down the armstrong looks at what other obstacles it's hard to overcome. to get on there. the journey to launch day
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has been the usual trek through pressure and passive aggression from these 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 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
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politics. ah, it wasn't just rival outlets that ran. so the, his theory over r t deutsch, his rise through the media rankings. politicians got personal and launched. attacks on artie, employees, framing them as perpetrators of this information and destabilizing democracy. those who work for odyssey have said good bye to critical and independent journalism, and whether they want it or not, bob's 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 for putin propaganda and targeted disinformation under the guise of
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alternative journalism. and what goes up must come down, artie deutsch, his assent was yanked back down to earth when youtube banned the channel from his 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 on brussels or the decisions it made in germany. neither the federal government nor the state governments engaging meadows like that . so this fight will the people's best efforts. artie deutsch is primed and ready for action, launching on air and launching a fresh assault on those old ratings and views, rankings. mainstream media beware. on ending gut wrenching pain. now it's hard. the mother of julian assange has described her feelings about her son's legal battle with the u. s. government, the wic helix,
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foundries facing possible extradition to america and life in prison. she voiced her fears and concerns in an open letter 50 years ago and given birth for the 1st time as a young mother, i thought there could be now greater pain. i realized now that i was wrong. there is a great pain. the unending gut wrenching pain of being the mother of marty award winning journalist who had the courage to publish the truth about high level government crimes and corruption, the constant nightmare of him being extradited to the u. s. and being buried alive in extreme solitary confinement for the rest of his life, the constant fear the ca will carry out its plan to assassinate him. the letter comes after the british high courtroom like jolena sons come be extradited to this dance over ruled an earlier decision against the whistle blowers, extradition, or the judge had sighted fears for the australians mental health and even the risk of suicide. sanchez fiance, say's the latest ruling is a grave miscarriage of justice. and julian exposed the crimes of cia
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tortures of cia killers. and now we know that those ca killers were planning to kill him too. how can this court? how can these courts approve an extradition request? under these conditions, the u. s. is pursuing julianna's sounds for disclosing classified information about wars in afghanistan and iraq in 2019. he was forcibly removed by british police from the ecuadorian embassy in london, where he had sought refuge following sexual assault allegations in sweden. a sanchez spent the last 2 years in london spell marsh prison, but washington hudson to let all pay in its attempts to get him transferred state side, where he could face up to 175 years behind bars. we spoke to ecuador as former counsel in the u. k. and to an independent journalist i bought the cate is a shameful,
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that the british judicial system is not sobering enough. in order to, to make justice in this country. united states is saying we can give diploma the guarantees the breed you ceased them. huss gave me this gun. these my credibility, while we know that these guy level guarantees that have not any credibility because in previous, in other cases, those guarantees have been broken. so they are not worth the paper. they're written on here. we have a slow motion execution happening right before us. and it's happening in the united kingdom. and the united states again is really play a strong arm here. and it's just really evidence of us imperial power at play.
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and at the same journalism that one julian assigned to numerous awards, it's been very same journalism that has him in you case, worst prison today. each single day the united states continues to prosecute. this case is just one more day that the usb trays its own constitution. this is a tremendous threats to press freedom worldwide. this case also impacts not only journalists and activists, but it impacts the public in general. this case really is an assault on the public, right? to know it's a word we keep hearing this winter season inflation next. mux and stacy delve into what it means for the money in your pocket. right up to the shortest briggs goodbye . ah
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