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dealing with why rest him that the major cybersecurity challenge is the sovereignty of laws. but cyberspace has no borders, no 70. we ended up with, for example, the national health service in the u. k. the and a chest was completely wiped out from a ransomware attack. if you are coming into a clinic, because you had a test or you had an operation, they can't find your records. they had to go back to pen and paper. ah questions and violence in europe as a government tough in restrictions to combat new rapidly spreading colored variant . omicron frances, on the warpath with amazon over the firms cheap book deliveries that under cut local stores with the government even adopting a new bill to force the company to charge its customers more. despite the lack of
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any police investigation, top american actor kristen, off known to millions as sex in the cities mister big gets dropped by his agent and loses lucrative deals after sexual assault allegations against him. ah . are broadcasting lot of direct from our studios in moscow. this is our international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. right, europe is enduring a new wave of anti lockdown unrest as governments move to tighten restrictions in a race to beat the fast spreading. new coven variant omicron. tensions are particularly high in belgium, where clashes erupted to add a huge rally on sunday. here
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on sunday, thousands of people came out to protest against belgium government cove at measures in brussels. and they're particularly unhappy with the push that's being put forward by the belgian government to encourage people to come forward for vaccinations. what they've said is that there's a, a 3 month window for health care work is to get jobs between january and march of next year. otherwise, they faced losing their jobs. people at the protest in belgium said they're really not happy with some of these measures that have been put in place. you'd have new ones, christina, but we were checked the society in which we live today. the one we're offered, it's not necessarily a question of vaccination or not. the polarized debates with our goal is to say, we don't want to society. look the dodger sequence. we're here because our freedom
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is under threat and we want to restore it after it has been lost for 2 years. the point was i can't go up a whole and i fight for the freedom of the future generation. i'm ready to take to the street and lose everything to let them have their freedom, which is a fundamental right, wasn't, or this is fall from an issue just in belgium, all across europe. over the weekend just gone. we sold protests in austria. they turned particularly violent crushes between police and demonstrators. in austria, austria, of course, one of the 1st countries to insist that there would be mandatory vaccination from 2020 to those who don't get a vaccine from february next year. well, they face fines and potentially some jail time if they don't come through with that . we also see new measures put in place in the netherlands and the new lockdown in place in the netherlands that came into force from sunday. what that means is all bars and cafes will be closed. schools and colleges also, although most of those are already short for christmas,
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holidays restaurants are going to be limited to wards, are providing, take out meals. it caused a lot of unrest in a number of cities, including the hague, where we saw thousands of people out on the streets. thousands of people also demonstrating in germany as well in the cities of hamburg, dusseldorf, berlin, and other cities as well. people coming out to say that they're unhappy not only with the measures that are in place, but with what they expect to come into force in the near future. on sunday we heard the german health minister car, lots of ac saying that he wants to see mandatory vaccination in place in germany. sooner rather than later. over the weekend, germany also joined france in banning all tourists travel from the united kingdom into their country. while over the channel into the u. k. and swell there was at the o. micron variant of cove at 19 is pretty much out of control there. we saw the mayor
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of london city can declare a major incident in the british capital m. we also saw a large demonstration on saturday in which people were incredibly unhappy with what has gone on with the terms of the actions from the british government. things turning quite nasty there at times. oh the thing is though the omicron cases are increasing exponentially via the world health organization is warning that every 3 days we could see the number of omicron very in cases doubling. what we are seeing though is between the virus itself and the measures that countries are having to take to try and stop the spread of the virus. it's going to mean it's not a very merry christmas for many people across europe. meanwhile, if you are vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for coven, you'll perhaps wanted digital pass that allows you to get out and about for
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christmas. however soon you may not need to actually physically show a q r code on your phone because a swedish company has invented a coven pass that has implanted under your skin in the form of a tiny microchip. when you talk to the people behind it, or they're inverse, supposed to ignore the, the can be used for many different things. and right now it's very convenient to have a passport for waste accessible on your even plan. so in case your phone runs, about 3, it's always accessible to ah, the implant is readable by and the smartphone, that house and the function. so i can go to a restaurant or a movie theater. i just show them my arm and swipe me with the smartphone,
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and then that pops up the passport that i have on my check. so you don't need a special ed for this kind of similar to a q r code. just up, of course i don't want the cure code on my skin right. i internet giant amazon is at loggerheads with friends over the company's cheap book deliveries independent bookstores and publishers say that they are being undercut and could go out of business. and according to french politicians, the solution is to make amazon charge their customers more or choose, show the pinsky half detail hours. all watch out, france is coming after you. well, at least after your cheap delivery costs for books in a fresh swipe. but the internet giant french lawmakers say amazon must charge more
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for book deliveries. one operator is currently offering almost free delivery of books regardless of the quantity and the amount of the purchase. while no other player is able to provide such a bargain to readers, it doesn't therefore clear that these commercial practices a new form of price competition, which no longer allows the law, the single price of books to produce its full effect. until now, amazon has been charging the legal minimum for delivery of books of a single sent, and that has left many french publishers and stores like this simply unable to compete. and that is problematic for a country where independent bookshops are big business. there are more than 3300 stores here, significantly more than in many other countries in the european union. this new law is being welcomed by booksellers who say it will help protect publishers. to independent bookstores don't sell the same things as other sales points. they have more 1st time novelists, more challenging publications that as
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a lot hundreds of publishers and writers to exist. amazon had robbie, it's hard against the law and says it's free deliveries were burned to those who live in rural communities. to day 90 percent of french municipalities to not have a bookstore on their territory. and more than 40 percent of amazon's book shipments are destined for postal codes without a bookstore. the cost of such a measure and the purchasing power would amount to more than $250000000.00 euros per year. the reality is that this will see many people who not only use amazon, but other online retailers to pay out more. so are people ready to dig deeper into their pockets to support these independent stores? where should i be? i am ready to pay me or because i prefer to go to a bookstore to see several books and make a choice. i find it better. i prefer to go and bind the bookstore directly. so here i think it's reassuring for the book industry outside of amazon, amazon,
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amazon shouldn't have an anomaly on international sales because you can feel it locally in france. so if we can remedy this unfair competition, look so much the better church as much as i think it's important in society to help local businesses and especially booksellers sample i books directly from the bookseller rather than amazon. but of course, it's also important to keep an eye on good value for money. i am ready to pay more . our book sellers offer us a service that is not bad and advised that amazon kenneth, necessarily give us. i think it's a good idea to help them. well, if i find that a sales platform cannot replace booksellers with their advice, but we must admit that it's extremely practical either when we're far from the points of sale or when i'm looking for a very specific product. and i know that on this platform, i will find it. nevertheless, we must maintain a balance of all sales channels and indeed, one must not be able to kill the other. and especially booksellers, this is not the 1st time that france has had amazon in the firing line. the country
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has been gunning for the online giant is pay a minimum global digital tax. while european union regulators have also accused the site of using data from independent merchants to unfairly competing against them with its own products. amazon has also seen itself face spines for abusing dominant market positions in italy. recently, to all of this is making europe a much more hostile environment for the company. and it seems that this is only the beginning. it is a fight of an equal forces. legislators must protect the week from the powerful they are the gulliver's, some we are the lilliputian next to them. it shall be done through a law that has binding power. in this case a lot on shipping face. they are growing day by day, like all big tech corporate. this is exponential growth. how can we resist these almighty giant's monopolies become omnipotent, more powerful than states? this is alarming. we have become hostages. i hope the legislators will include a new anti monopoly law in that agenda. the question,
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these monopolistic structures which absorb everything like a black hole in particular small shops. it is a real wall. well, amazon argues is that it is hiring people for its warehouses, its platform, and is maintaining purchasing power by lowering the price bar. it looks like a strong argument, but that's actually not the case. after all, her small store need 3 employees. where are the big chain like amazon needs only one and 2 out of 3 individuals do not get a job. this causes unemployment, poverty, and social inequality. american actor chris noth known at 2 millions as mister, big in the series. sex in the city has now been dropped by his agent, while fellow stars are distancing themselves due to several sexual assault allegations that have just recently emerged. he strongly denies the claims, and there has so far been no investigation. nothing has also lost a $12000000.00 deal to sell off his tequila brand in the wake of the allegations exercise equipment company pelettano has also dropped its viral ad featuring the
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actor. shortly after the sex in the city reboot to premiered to women anonymously choose not of sexual assault in 2004 in 2015. then a 3rd woman came forward with a similar claim because not admits meeting the women, but insist that no line was ever crossed. journalist and commentator chadwick more spoke to us about how easy it is these days to ruin someone's life. before there has been any due process, the crime doesn't have to be committed in order for you to have your reputation road and hollywood. now with this actor, we don't know, there hasn't been me, criminal investigation yet hasn't been the trial. obviously, we're not the evidences, but that also kind of falls in line with a lot of what we're seeing with this sort of lead me to movement where you have basically allegations that come after powerful men decades later, years and years later. you know, that's never a good thing,
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especially when you're looking for evidence that can make someone, especially if chris not had actually sexually assaulted someone. there been plenty of times in which it's been proven that a woman all the excuse demand for vindictive reasons. it really discredits and does a grave injustice. people who are actually becomes a sexual assault. we need to realize that there are actual sexual criminals out there and violent sexual vendors. you should be arrested. and the more that you sort of muddy the system, the worse it is for everyone and more of the people that get away with it. you're watching arch international world news is coming up. a major us network agrees to pay compensation to a teenager, threatening them with a multi $1000000.00 lawsuit for portraying him as races that and much more practices are 2 international.
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join me every thursday on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politic sport business and show business. i'll see you then. me . hello, driven by drainage shaped bank concur sent those with who dares thinks we dare to ask for the bide ministration says it believes in diplomacy? well, now it has a chance to prove this. russia is presented to wide ranging proposals to recast and
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regulate its relations with the west in general, and nato. specifically, we are living in an historic moment. woke back. this is our international. now, us mainstream media has suffered yet another hugely embarrassing and incredibly expensive blow as a 3rd major network settles a similar dis, the foundation case. this time for $275000000.00 and b. c reached a settlement with kentucky, teenager nicholas sandman. after making it look like he had committed a hate crime in a face off with a native american man or to kill him up and reports. we have a situation where nbc has reached a settlement with nicholas sandman. and at this point, they are the 3rd major network to reach a settlement. nicholas' sandman, sued cnn for $275000000.00. he sued the washington post for 250000000,
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and they have both settled. now you'll recall the situation. nicholas sandman was a high school student back in january of 2019. he and his fellow classmates at covington, roman catholic high school. they were in washington, d. c. for an annual march for life, anti abortion demonstration. and at that demonstration, there was a confrontation, a standoff between himself and a native american activist named nathan phillips. now, images of that went viral and went all over social media and us media, mainstream media, social media, it's cetera, were quick to jump on the incident and say that because nicholas and i was wearing a make america great again, a hat that he and his classmates were racist, dan had had graciously taunted this native american. this is some of how the media reacted at the time. disturbing viral video has more outraged or covington catholic high school students locking a native american man,
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some of them harassing and jeering at a native american elder, disturbing viral video show them all the teams that make america great. again, hash caressing a native american elder. troubling incident at the foot of the lincoln memorial, nicholas sandman was only 16 years old, a minor at the time this incident took place and his image was plastered across the us media. he was accused of disrespecting, an elder, taunting a native american. he was accused of being racist. there are many, many extreme allegations were hurled against him. his face was all across social media as well as mainstream us media. but then longer video surface that showed that he and his friends had not. she ate at the confrontation, he did not approach the native american. and the scene of what took place was just wildly inaccurate. the way u. s. media portrayed the chain of events as if this group of high school boys had just randomly walked up to a native american to taunt him. it wasn't true, i mean, here's what actually happened. students from kentucky's all boy covington catholic
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high school, were instructed to meet on the stairs of the lincoln memorial to await their bus home. a few yards away were 5 black men who identified as hebrew israelites after nearly an hour of and during the verbal attack. the boys asked a chaperone if they could perform one of their pep rally chance to drown out the hate group for chance. attracted the attention of a group of native americans led by veteran activist nathan philip. they began to celebrate by chanting and dancing to the beat. mr. phillips began moving to his ripe down a line of boys eventually stopping face to face with nick sandman. the young man remained where he had already been standing, placing his undivided attention on mr. phillips. now, at this point, nicholas sandman still has ongoing lawsuit against cbs abc news, the new york times and rolling stone magazine. so we'll see how much of a settlement is reached in those cases, but many are looking on and saying perhaps this shows that before destroying the reputation and plastering the face of someone who is not even 18 years old. all
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over the media, it would be good to get the fax right. first court hearings on the image, 17 plane crash have resumed in the hague. the malaysia airlines flight was enroute from amsterdam to call them for when it was shot down over a separatist controlled eastern ukraine in 2014, all 298 people on board were killed. our correspondent looks next. and the exclusions and allegations in the years since it has been one of the most politicized and scandalous trials in modern history, there was no other way. it could have turned out almost $300.00 innocent lives were lost in the horrendous tragedy that shook the world. ah
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. 2 and that 7 years since there has been no closure, every one knew it would be ugly from the get go full of politics and venom when malaysia, which own the plane. and last dozens, and dozens of citizens on that flight was excluded from the and tar investigation. if you can call it that, on the very beginning, we see too much politics in the idea was not to find out how this happened when all that. but it seemed to be concentrated on claim to pin it on russia. already there have decided that he must be russia. we cannot accept that kind of far attitude. the netherlands form the joint investigative team to
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investigate what happened, nominally, that excluded russia. the anti government forces in east ukraine, malaysia, of course, but it included ukraine, which itself was a suspect. then ranked the 9 most corrupt country in the world by ernst and young. why is that relevant? well, guess who provided most of the evidence to the prosecution? ukraine successor to the k g b, the security service of ukraine. my question is, what is the source of the tap to reports? doesn't have alt office for he's a mainly tapped conversations from the ukranian service engine for now, mainly on other any other sources. nice issue, know that have conversations from ukraine to put it simply to part of what ukrainian intelligence agencies provided were alleged telephone recordings of rebel
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fighters where they apparently talked about downing the jet from the get go. the recordings were suspected of being manipulated and raped out of context and edited an opinion that was supported by many forensic experts. that some of them i found a total of 9 manipulations. there was a lot of editing here. this is national right. kennedy, i just took a different, i can see there is a difference of the noise and i also can see they are basically some kind of merging of an audio. this is entity, yes is and is that we're yes, the netherlands forensic institute itself reportedly refused to attribute the audio recordings to one of the defendants and the m. 8. 17 trial, citing a lack of data to the prosecution, eventually contracted an obscure lab and lithuania to verify the recordings which they of course did. together with a bat 8th anonymous witnesses and
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a slew of and verifiable pictures from social media. the prosecution declared case closed from the lucia faded archie. we have established that the russian federation was complicit in the downing of m h 17 because they made available the weapon that was used to shoot down the plane. we have all the material to substantiate that material that the defense as is full of holes, even dutch and peas were left flabbergasted when they wrote a report that you crate wasn't at fault for allowing civilian jets to fly over an area that was a literal err crossed graveyard, but also to lucy minister. i find its results disappointing what is particularly disappointing and that there was no proper investigation of the evidence which clearly indicated that some ukrainian authorities has processed the information and realised that there was a threat of the plane crash. they very clearly knew that there was a threat. you don't need to be a forensic scientist to know that 3 days before the downing of them age,
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17 ukrainian military plane was shot down in the same area. at was reportedly the twelth, ukrainian military aircraft. last there in 3 months, and it was shot down at 6200 meters, well out of man pad defense system range and close at the airline a territory. dina can find in the direction to meet a campaign, his truck, and an unprecedented scale put chain russian citizens as presumed guilty. this is completely unacceptable. it was launched to compensate for lack of evidence in russia, provided a slew of evidence and findings to the joint investigative team information about the mitchell and how it couldn't have been the book miss. all variant in service with russia and formation about the launch site and how it is unlikely that the miss hall was fired from where the joint investigative team says it was almost
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everything was dismissed while the prosecution wanted was a critical piece of evidence. satellite shots of the area believed to be in possession of the united states than which the u. s. still refuses to show to anyone. and already tactful of the investigative judge made a legal assistance request to the us with respect to the satellite images, which are allegedly available and depict the launch of a book missile. the american authorities replied refusing to show any material. the investigative judge filed a 2nd request, stressing the importance of the requested data that the american authorities again refused to show the data. it is difficult to imagine that the us, especially in these times of enmity, but concealed damage being evidence that would implicate russia. these if we speculate easy to imagine that the u. s. would conceal damning evidence that would
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exonerate russia and implicate ukraine, which washington gives billions and guns an aid to that he's what the mh 17 trial has been so far a case built in speculation. anonymous. witnesses, ukrainian intelligence agency testimony and of course proof from lithuanian forensic labs. russia has announced it is set to kicked out to german diplomats in a retaliatory move. days after our berlin court claimed moscow order the killing of a former chechen rebel commander. now the development comes in the wake of berlin expelling to russians after the court jailed a man for killing the former rebel commander on german territory. and 2019, moscow immediately slammed on what it called a political ruling amid general anti russian sentiment. russia denying any connection, declared the persona non grata as asymmetrical response. that is of me this.
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