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deny ah 5 of the yes actually indian api the not mrs guns until sunday with with breaking news. our new german language channel, our t d is embroiled in a legal disputes as the european regulator questions it's broadcast license. although our team management stress, the license, was obtained in full compliance with european laws also ahead today, russia publishes a list of proposals to nate, so for maintaining security. but the countries deputy foreign minister is saying the bowl is now in the alliances courts when it comes to de escalation. so we dig in to disturbing revelations stuff. the manchester arena
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a suicide bomber who killed 22 people. in 2017, a tech had links to a former nato saunter turn. ah, oh, web year counseling the program from today. welcome to moscow into the news hour and r t. my name's union o'neill. we begin with breaking news, our new sr channel r t d. just the day old has been caught up in a legal dispute in germany relating to licensing our team management. how's responded saying the license was quote obtained in accordance with all applicable european laws and regulations. unofficial, for the european media watchdog had some ominous words for the new channel. the license must be issued in germany and the application must also be filed her. first
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of all, this is a real irritant, and we will take care of it. some context here, the new channel was taken off you tube on the very day it was launched yesterday. technically there is no link between mount and the german t v broadcast dispute. so those you can see being a rocky start for r t d b. as a little earlier i spoke to ortiz, deputy editor in chief and head off communications on the belt can. she explained what the disagreement is all about just to start, but what is the head of the european regulator complaining it, but in particular? well 1st of all, so this was a very interesting interview, very interesting comments that we saw him give where he called the r t d essentially a peskin little nuisance that is going to be taken care of. so that is some interesting language there, right off the bat. but the, the crux of the issue is that in his view,
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we are have no business broadcasting in germany. he is claiming incorrectly that the news channel is actually based in berlin, when in fact, it is based in moscow, quite literally down the hall from, from the studio. and the news programs are coming out here being filmed here, edited, put on the air and so forth. and they are doing that via licensed through another country to serbia through another european license and are in full right to broadcast across all of europe, including in germany, various media outlets authorities in german or are saying there's an issue, but we're are td's license such each just mentioned there was obtained you said it was obtained in serbia, was to watch what's the problem there that's that's legal. correct. absolutely. so our license was obtained under what is known as the european convention on trans
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frontier tra trans frontier television, which i, under that convention gives us the right to broadcast to $33.00 countries across europe. as long as you broadcast from moscow. and those countries include germany, but they also include other countries with majority or significant german language populations such as austria, switzerland, luxembourg, and so forth. and now the issue that these various commentators are saying is that we're not in fact broadcasting from moscow, which is just absurd. but then we're doing so from a from berlin, which is home just to a production company, our tv productions that makes some of our content. yeah. but the lion's share of the news broadcast that's being done here. exactly. and legal action has been launched by the german regulator. i think that's the situation as it stands. can
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you tell us more about what you know of a? yeah, so this is a, this is where the separation is really important. the legal action is being launched against our tv productions, which makes some, you know, makes some of the shows, but it is being launched for not applying for a, for applying for essentially, for a serbian license, not applying for the german license because they're a channel broadcasting in germany, which is absolutely false. our tv productions does not need a license because our tv production is not a channel. it channel is our tv that is coming out of here and thus moscow, our headquarters, our parent company applied for i applied for the for the license in serbia. that's a significant distinction, is that it's not, it's not absolutely. uh, this is where it seems that they do. yeah, they're taking issue with them broadcasting in germany when they're just not doing such a thing. we are broadcasting in germany and we're doing so in accordance with absolutely
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all the laws and regulations of europe, of that convention that i mentioned and, and absolutely, every territory we're, we operate and have always done. so i'm a big question. do you expect the child to be shut down? we believe that the law is on our side, that the right is on our side because we got all the eyes and crossed all the teeth and did everything exactly as we should have. and so, believe that at the end of the day, we will prevail. that said, the amount of pressure that our new german channel has faced even before it went on the air. difficulties with banks, difficulties, not just with licensing, but you know, the pressure on our guests and so forth has been really unprecedented. the pressure again, as you've mentioned, the beginning on our digital platforms. so, you know, we just launched the channel yesterday or you can see everything that's happening so we don't know what tomorrow will bring, but that said,
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we're ready to keep to keep fighting on that. okay, well let's welcome live on to the program, la journalist and worth or chris hedges, host of on contact your own, r. c. thanks for taking the time today. chris. the legal aspects of this are pretty complicated, as our deputy editor in chief was just going through there. but at a glance, does this look political? of course, because we've seen exactly the same kind of interference in the united states with our t america show in our to america, of course. um, and so for instance, in the state of california, new york, where our to america had a very large audience or a significant audience, they were vanished from the cable channels with no explanation. ah, you see algorithms. and that's not conjecture. i've seen it with my own writing or out of the old public good website,
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web magazine i used to read for trusting after the 2017 director of national intelligence report, all which dedicated 7 pages to r t. and i found it fascinating because none of it attacked r t for disseminating russian propaganda. they attacked r t for giving a voice to 3rd party candidates and fracking activists of black lives matter activists. and it was clear that these dissident voices, which are ti, was willing to lift up what were the reason for the marginalization ad attempt to marginalize and shut down. so, i mean, i put i, i'm a friend in strong support of julian sons for instance. so that will be broadcast next week and, and when you look at the demon ization of assigned within the mainstream media, so that, that kind of defense of assange and that kind of,
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of exploration of the digital anomalies that are used against the such are, are, are what makes out a channel like r t r? what did he call it? a nuisance and irritant? well, i thought i'm a job been a journalist long time i. i thought i was supposed to be an irritant. certainly to those in power. no, absolutely. i was just looking at that i was going to ask you, in fact, a strange choice of words that with the official, from the european regulator describing the new channel has an irritant or nuisance . i, did you react when you saw that? well, i found it humorous, i, i mean, it piece journalists, journalists who are not in iraq tend to people empower our call propaganda us. it is, we should always have an adversarial relationship to power. that's what journalism is about is about shining a lens as much as possible on the inner workings of power. so the public knows
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what's going on. but i, i actually blast woman when i read it, i thought it was funny. i mean, i guess not funny in terms of the consequences, but i just thought it was as showed how utterly naive or tone deaf he was about the role of journalism. a pretty decent tagline, maybe done the line of to want to use an advertising campaign r t t a not, not a bad line. and there you go. why? one element of this chris that i find a little bit peculiar, is the timing and why wait until the channel was launched? just less than, less than 48 hours on tv right now before taking legal action. the license we know was obtained months ago. i would suggest plenty of time to iron out any issues. well, the, i that i don't know. i mean, my guess is that they probably threw up a series of road blocks. ah, in an attempt to block it. and once it actually went on the air, ah, it became a more immediate concern, but again,
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were speculating about the motives of particular people in terms of timing of speculation. yes, fair enough that chris, thanks very much for your time today though. coming on the program, chris hedges, house of on contacting r t. american much appreciated. sure. thanks. well, we've reached out to one of the main european authorities dealing with press freedom for its views on the r t d dispute the o. s. c representative on freedom of the media told us our request will be considered as soon as possible. let's say take you to another big story of the day. russia has published a list of proposals for d, escalating tensions with nato, amid fears of a conflict in ukraine, among the demons, or a scale back of military activity near russia's borders. the western defense alliance has already responded, saying it will consider that document. but any outcome will require input from ukraine or senior correspond murat,
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gusty of reports on what moscow has put forward. for years now, we've heard the same thing. oh, things have gone too far. a, we don't want war. we want to be friends for both nato and russia, but things keep getting worse. escalating the russia has taken its step publishing proposals for the us and nato, its wishlist for return to normality. something to start talking about. and it begins with a call to de escalate, to end the constant threats and true build ups which only lead to more of the same . the parties shall not use the territories of other states with a view to preparing or carrying out an armed attack against the other party judge for yourself. where in previous years they threatened each other with, with sanctions or legal action. now, openly booth russia and nato, a talking in fearful tones about war,
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another cuban missile crisis. i'd like to believe that this is rock bottom, but there's no guarantees and guarantees are what russia wants. guarantees, for example, that you as missiles on stationed within a few minutes flight time to moscow. the parties shall not deploy land based intermediate in short range missiles, in areas allowing them to reach the territory of the other parties. moscow sees native slow and unexplainable encroachment towards russia's borders. as an existential threat, nato argues that it's peaceful but right then the u. s. military doctorate. russia is referred to as an adversary. the closer that nato and u. s. troops and tags and missiles move to russia, the more unpredictable the game gets, which is why putin has said he's red line. nato states commit themselves to
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refrain from any further enlargement of nato, including the accession of ukraine, as well as other states. not that nato thinks much of russia's concerns. not long ago, secretary general stalking berg announced that russia has no veto, no sane nato operations and no right to any sort of security. buffalo sphere of influence, which sets us back all the way to square one. at the nip, it is moderate. this is not an attempt to revise the post cold war order. it's a response to western expansion which has been conducted in a hostile manner. the gist of the proposal that the us nato and russia have a requirement for security as essential as food or water. that they must all equally respect. nato has received the proposals and says that a little discuss them amongst themselves and with input from ukraine. that there isn't much cause for optimism. russ's requests of largely been rejected,
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summons in private, some and public and some mockingly for the cameras. but perhaps this time send swelled, prevail among the reaction we got to the story was from geo political analysts reiner roth 1st, who thinks it's in europe's interest to strike a compromise with moscow on nato. i think that at least the european branch in nato should accept this offer. happily gladly because it's of great interest, of course, for europe to live in good partnership and peace with russia. but the question is, whether nato will decide in a way that the you of europeans at least, should wish. it may well be in the interest of the united states government. trying to raise the tensions between europe and russia in order to or keep europe as close as possible independence off the united states. instead
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of watching a good relationship building up the evolving between the european neighbors of which also a russia is a part of this may well explain why nato behaves in a way that is against the interests off the europeans. and which drives russia into a ever closer relationship with china. republicans and democrats in the united states are increasingly at each other's throats, but what's driving the division? and whereas at leading we break down that story few after the break ah ah, ah,
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failure to allow markets to reflect, feel market forces as resolved in a bifurcation in the economy where the most carrabas are rewarded for committing crimes. jamie morgan being a prime example. and if you have morals or ethics you're penalized. if you're not out there still, it's dealing alluding. then you're going to be almost america today. it's a sad ah ha ah ah ah ah
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ah ah hello again. the munch esther irina bummer may have been radicalized by a former nato soldier, turned to wrist thought was revealed during an inquiry into the atrocity on thursday senior figures from the you case counter terrorism police force on the home office gave their closing submissions. just a reminder than of what happened. i'll not day in 2017 salman a bady detonated explosives in a stadium hosting. and arianna run day concert 22 people were killed. many children, the youngest, on a 2 year old girl. hundreds more people were injured, eager shut down a flux. now at the latest fax to come tonight, he met at $22.00 people in one suicide bloss. now a public inquiries trying to establish what turned a hod cool potty go up into
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a suicide boma and how it could have been prevented. the probe was yet to deliver concrete on, says, but over the past couple of years it has yielded plenty of disturbing revelations. these pictures on earth by the inquiry li, little to the imagination the bomb his whole family himself included, have been gun toting maniacs, thoroughly radicalized according to the findings. this is his father and the m. i. 5, they admitted they knew about the trigger. happy father who apparently was turning his sons into extremist, am i 5 also knew about the bombers contacts with not one or 2, but 6 people who were just short of being placed on the terror watch list. and my 5 were also reportedly warned by the f b i that selma betty was planning an attack in the u. k. which in fact he was none
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of that was apparently good enough to ban him from entry in 2015 and my 5 received information that summoner bady was in contact with the subjects of interest a. so i see a, so i see was a long standing a so i, because of his previous affiliation with an extremist group in libya, from mid 2015 onwards. am i 5 received information or some, an a baby on several occasions which include a conflicting information about his a spousal of pro eisley views. ah, this is abdullah rove abdullah a convicted terrorist, suspected of radical ising the manchester terrorist. he was friends with the bomber with the bomb his father, more than that they were brothers in arms within one of libby as largest militant groups. the february 17th marti's brigade, that's where they learned how to shoot, kill and bomb. not without the help of nato instructors, it was a group that had taken up arms to fight against rudolf. yes, indeed,
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we had to do forced to us, as we were backed up by the whole world and we were fighting. and nature was frightened actually with us. long sighted us as the british government also actually i was trained by and actually natal. it was some basic training and weapons. basic training yet out to ain't you and reload. militant groups that lay to birth. terrorists have been ones favored by western officials. the inquiry has shown, when of dallas commander was done with fighting in libya, he formed an anti government militia in syria, on the irish government money. did he subsequently lead a group from libya to serious it? yes. her son manna he did under before that he was in island,
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is it it, he was a live is a live in irish. i live and, and he was aided by the irish government with money. and i believe the british government also knew of others well to go and help syrians if against the defy against asset during the libyan conflict. in 2011, the british government was in communication with a wide range of libyans involved in the conflicts against the cathy regime forces. it is likely that this included former members of the libyan islamic fighting group and the 17th of february, march this brigade as part of our broad engagement during this time. the you case helped you rebel groups of various degrees of extremism did not. and there britton's elite troops were caught on camera in libya, despite official assurances at the time that there were no boots on the ground them . there was no other choice but to admit the reality. if the malicious and or herb bellinger had not been there playing a key role,
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i'm not so certain that eric bala would have resulted in good of his downfall in the way that we had a few people embedded with them. not of france, so to speak. but beckoned earlier areas, rebel groups firepower grew. nato was dropping bombs by the 1000 and qaddafi while eventually fell. and with him went down libya's security and rule of law. as all this myriad of militias turned against each other vying for power, the country turned into a free for all. so the u. k. began to evacuate its citizens, including militants. well guess who boarded the royal navies h. m. s. enterprise. back in 20. 14 in tripoli. none other than the future. manchester, boehmer, solomon abedi. artie has asked nato and u. k. officials to comment on the admissions. we let you know when a response again ah,
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what for more on the inquiry had to our website, which also has plenty of stories. we just couldn't fit into our bulletin, including how the u. s. and ukraine voted against you and resolution condemning nazis and not just a click away party. now to the united states where a co bids on the rise again, the country is nearing 850000 daily infections on president biden has given this warning to millions of vaccine hesitant citizens prom vaccinated. we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death vaccinated for themselves were families and the hospital will soon over well well, apart from coping concerns, people in the u. s. are doing battle with storing inflation and living costs, all of which is having a pretty negative impact on the popularity of the american leader. here's our t's, nicky urine, a tragic milestone bind and cold it and he's right. the number of cov,
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a death in the u. s is now about equal to the population of atlanta and st. louis combined. the toll stands and more than $800000.00, a grim figure, which has doubled in a single year. it's a heavy burden for any president to carry. and his 1st year in office. but it seemed that president biden took some convincing on the gravity of the situation. was was 200000. what preventable death live looks when vaccines wo, readily available. and the old habits of blaming donald trump is no longer going to work. just over 4 weeks ago, america had no real plan of action that most of the country, my predecessors, my mother would say, god love them failed order,
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and vaccines fell to mobilize the effort to administer the shot. fail to set up vaccines centers that changed the mobile we took offers, as by to now use it. his influence to encourage people to get vaccinated. one can help it. wonder whether trust in the presidents woods has been undermined. vaccinated 57 to me. 570 to me. i want to read, i'm not sure i got the right number. the total number of boosters is what i have a 77000000 boosters. we have roughly 350000000 people that actually united stage. and as biden comes to the end of what was expected to be a com and year after trans post, so that almost at 70 percent of americans have reservations,
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where the bind and is elidah. they can believe in no doubt not helps by his multiple fo par, like cracking jokes about kentucky after the state was ravaged by killer tornadoes . by kid say, the best thing ever came out of kentucky was my sister in law. the president's performance this year has also been enough to turn some of the mainstream media against him just months ago. the few to look to bryant as for cost is spec, optimistically, about how life with buying in at the helm would play out. but the tune has changed with some media outlets now urging bite and against another run. combined president joe biden's age. he'll be a to, to shortly after the 2024 election and his ongoing political struggles. he's mired in the low fourties and job approval. and you get this a series of stories examining with abide and runs again, and if not, what might take his place. so was the president to do, you should announce much sooner than later that he would not run for a 2nd term. the argument against this is that he would instantly turn him into
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a lame duck presidents. and that's undoubtedly true. bought news flush right now. he's worse than a lame duck. the white house press secretary, however, se if the president has every intention of keeping his job, whether the country will concur, is another matter. with american society being splits along party lines could be, quote, irreversible and extremely dangerous. thus, the findings of a new wide ranging academic study, which concludes that the vision in the u. s. is close to tipping point. it claims that polarization has gone so far that americans will find it difficult if not impossible to unite even when faced by a serious threat such as war. political commentator an rti contributor lauren chen gave us her take and how things have gotten to this point. political division in america is at an all time high right now, and it is no secret that by and large the corporate press are not fans of conservatives. after all,
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they have been calling them not season white supremacists for going on 5 years now . and perhaps it is because the rhetoric against republicans was already so strong that now leading up to the 2020 to mid term elections. and yes, even 2024 general elections. it seems like the new way to demonize, anyone who would dare to support donald trump is not just by calling them ideological extremist as we've been seeing. but to actually go so far as to imply that they are physically a literally dangerous and an actual threat to democracy. and if you think that's just hyperbole, check out this op ed from the washington post in his piece. our constitutional crisis is already here, writer robert kagan lamented that quote, the united states is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war with a reasonable chance over the next 3 to 4 years of incidence of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority and the division of the country into warring a red and blue enclave. and to be clear of far from believing that potential
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political violence could be a both sides situations where democrats and republicans alike end up taking arms for their respective causes. commentators like kagan and emerson, b c's, john heilman, make it clear that in their opinion, the threat of violence comes solely from the right, at least 8 percent. and maybe as many as 12 percent of the american people now say the job was illegitimate and that violence was appropriate tool to remove human restored. donald trump considering that throughout 2020 large scale political violence was almost an exclusively left wing arena. with many american cities being burned or looted under the guise of b, l, m, and t for activism here in the corporate press. now trying to paint conservatives as the real threat of domestic terrorism in the country might seem disingenuous. and so with all this discussion of political division and even.


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