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i'm with ah, to night in exclusive interview with r t rushes. foreign minister says moscow will react to a flagrant attempt by berlin to block our t's at new german language channel. after europe's leading satellite provider removes it. at the request of the country's media regulator. we cannot tolerate this any longer and we believe if this unacceptable situation will go on,
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we will have to respond to it. second level also questions. the impartiality of the ongoing trial into the downing of flight made 17 and eastern ukraine in 2014, prosecutors are demanding life sentences for the suspects, including pre russian nationals and a dispute raiders within the us democratic party after one of its own senators effectively torpedoes, jo, biden's, lavish infrastructure bill in the senate. we look at why it's feeling a crisis of confidence among democrats. ah, we're broadcasting live direct, more studios in moscow. this is our to international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. right now. first, this early thursday morning, the russian foreign minister sergey lab rav has given r, t and exclusive interview, in which he touched upon
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a range of key world issues. ah, one of the main points, mr. lab rav discussed, was the removal of our german language channel. our t, d e from europe's main satellite network provider. it happened just moments before the interview. the move came at the request of germany's meeting, a regulator. mr. lever off slammed the action against the channel, which had only begun broadcasting last week, and warned that it was unacceptable behavior on the part of berlin, and that there will be consequences. will not scratch them. just the was nicole, we've been tempted to respond similarly. but until recent times, we were convinced that we do not want to follow the same path and tried to put pressure on media to follow suit with a western partners. but you know the same thing with russian security. we cannot tolerate this any longer. and we believe if this unacceptable situation will go on, we will have to respond to it mostly for democracy. in an interview with russia,
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mtv network kremlin spokesperson dmitri pess. gov said berlin's behavior was part of a disturbing pattern. look, you're off. consider the cities to muslim for them. i says we rotate the blocking. the whole network in europe contradicts european spirits and all norms and principles of the organization for security and cooperation in europe. but unfortunately, neither you nor the u. s. cares about such things to day and they do what they want . we have a cowboy reality now and circumstances mostly should i confidently, neatly and persistently not to shoot ourselves in the leg. so to say, to let our opponents know that we totally disagree with such actions and will not leave them without consequences. for some context, here are t d has faced a barrage of resistance and allegations since it launched last thursday. it is accused of not having the necessary documentation to broadcast in germany, but our key management says its license was obtained in accordance with all
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european laws and regulations. further, the channel was also taken off youtube. the very day it was launched. technically, there is no connection between that and the german t v broadcast dispute. even during the launch, an official for the german media watchdog suggested that they would take action against the channel. this is our statement in response to the latest news. today the german regulator force european satellite service util sat 9 to remove the broadcast of our new moscow based german language channel r t d e from its platform. it is inappropriate for the german regulator, m a b b to overreach, and ignore the european convention on trans frontier television under which of the subject, thereby forcing util, sat to remove r t d from the carrier solely due to the unsubstantiated and factually flawed claims of the german regulator, we believe this amounts to illegal pressure and our confident this actual be redressed by the courts. we will be seeking all possible remedies against the german regulator and our audience can continue to access our content across
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multiple platforms and online. but the reason that's happening is because nobody wants competition, and we obviously are getting more and more popular. and the online service that we had in germany was phenomenal. if successful, i should say. and naturally, no one likes competition. and that's fair. i mean, we all want to compete, well, trying to compete, trying to win our orders. the problem is that we want to do it perfectly legally. and we are absolutely sure. and we consulted with our international lawyers that everything with don was exactly according to the existing laws and regulations. each new channel is getting more and more resistance, which is almost like getting a metal. because that means we're getting more and more successful. they see, you see us as more and more of a competition. of course, they claim something which is totally ridiculous that this is not being produced
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here in moscow. but you know, that's been user room is right across across the corridor. you know, the newsroom is here and this to those here. and the broadcasting facilities in hair and german regulator is trying to persuade us, this is all fictitious. we are available to him. many other options don't want to name them all, but there are, there was a number of options for people who want to know the alternative news. and sometimes what we believe is a more accurate version of many events. now what they get from the german mays, tramecia, we will fight legally, and i'm quite sure that we will get the possibility to bring our version of events, which is total illegitimate, to which we are totally entitled to our viewers in germany, as well as all other countries as well as trotting the plan that we've used was not a plan a. unfortunately, we're not able to use the plan
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a that we use the plan be that we didn't to work to. and we are going to dispute that in a court of law with another country. so now we're going to plan d and plan e have many of them, but one thing is certain people who want to know the different side to answer and want to know the events and the truth that is not being brought by some mainstream . german media have the possibility to do that to do that, and we'll try to help them as much as we can. lexi nickel of our chief executive earlier. now, apart from rtp german channel being cut from the european satellite network, much attention was also devoted to the escalating tensions between russia and nato . mister lab, rob says moscow has lost its trust in the west. thus that he glared on among the li, they've lied to us on a regular basis from oral pledges even political obligations enshrined in the russia, nato political act. so this time, as president putin said,
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we won't have legally binding guarantees. at the same time, we understand that the west can violate such guarantees as well if it wants to shoot guns, it was a very in depth interview. i'm here in the very studio where a to play sold beats and a slightly reduced format. mr. arbor of covered a real her spectrum of salient in the national topics of the day, from the presence of foreign troops, u. s. troops in syria, to the ongoing nuclear negotiations in iran at the main focal point. now, as we said, was that escalation, the ongoing crisis on the russia, ukraine border on that's been very much a focal point of much west media. those allegations of thousands of russian troops massing on the ukraine border allegations leveled moscow. that this is in preparation for some sort of intervention or conflict for miss lover off, was very clear to say that this is not something that moscow that seeks or wants so that russia moscow wants these issues to be resolved through daughter gone through the strengthening or wins national institutions such as the un and other
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organizations. and he really warned against the danger all the return. all ra returning towards a might is right. balance of power in the world, insisting that dialogue is key and not just dollars, but also putting any sort of agreements. and he's sort of dialogues in writing, in some sort of legal framework. and that was something missed the level of focus on very much. and when we touched upon the expansion of nato eastwood's nest, another offer mentioned that to russia. moscow does see the presence of nato military nato military. the expansion went to eastwards as a threat to its security. and the west has to understand that that is the topic of concern for russia and on a compromise has to be reached if dear relation is to happen. but it was it the silly global celeste to prove the heads of states and governments have clearly states that no participants of the o s. c, e should insure the security by damaging security of others. so when still some
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burg made this high brow and arrogant statement that no one can breach the principle, the washington treaty in accordance with which doors are open for any candidate wishing to accede to nato, we can say that we are not party to this organization. we have not signed this treaty, but we have signed a broader pan regional euro atlantic documents that includes the principle of indivisible security. and if you install some believe the nato members can ignore this principle that is enshrined in their documents, adopt the highest level, then perhaps it is indeed time for him to get a different job because he does not perform his functions very well. he called for the formalization with an legal framework to prevent that expanse in eastwards and that a recent discussions had been actually quite positive that washington had listened to moscow as concerns. and at least a dialogue was happening. so at least that's something positive to take away from these tensions which have been rising over the last few weeks, prosecutors in the netherlands have ended their arguments in the case of malaysian
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airlines flight emy 17. down to over eastern ukraine in 2014 killing all 298 on board. they are demanding life sentences for the, for suspects including 3 russian nationals. russia's foreign minister has once again voiced moscow's concerns about bias in the investigation. just move new more to the seduce, support system were closely following the case because it's about russian citizens who are defendants at this stage of the trial. we're surely conceive you attempt to create an impression that it's a problem of the state rather than a criminal case. that is completely unacceptable. it should be considered a criminal process was 7 and a half years on after a trial that has seeped with politics for its duration of prosecutors have arrived at their version of events. they have now put forward charges against the full suspects that they believe are responsible. 3 of them, russian citizens, one of them are ukranian citizen. only one of them was represented in court by the
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way, by my lawyers. but this is, this is a trial that had an agenda from the onset, and this is something that multiple states have said including malaysia, which are for years has said that, that they were excluded from the trial because they weren't on board with the agenda. they said this early on the, there was a very, very clear, very clear angle to the investigation to the trial. and that was to, to blame, rush to shove all responsibility on russia. and now they were arrived at the conclusion that these 4 suspects were responsible for, shooting down and made 17, with a book in missile that was supplied from abroad. and i, for it, we denied to the suspects, are convicted each individual, even a joint shooting down of an aircraft which caused the death and murder of all $298.00 people on board to life in prison. even if the suspects did not intend the consequences of their actions,
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those consequences still count for their sentencing kitchen. how they arrived at this conclusion is a story in the end of itself. because there has been a lot of outrage about some of the evidence that they have taken taken on board. look, they've, they included from the on said ukraine was included in the, in investigation and vital to the joint investigative team. despite the fact that ukraine itself was at, at the time, a suspect, and a large part of the case is built on testimony from ukraine, which includes audio recordings provided by ukraine, secret services, or audio recordings of the alleged suspects. apparently talking about the jet. again, from the onset they was suspected of being manipulated. the recordings, multiple forensic experts came out to say the same thing that they were doctors. they were edited and words were put in place and moved, moved around. but again, ukraine's evidence was taken on board while
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a slew of evidence for provided from her from other sources. was it again, the case was built much in testimony from social media post. the witnesses were but kept secret their identities anonymous. there was also the fact that for years now, the, the, the, the quote that j i t joint investigative team have asked the united states to provide an absolutely crucial piece of evidence. and that is satellite footage for, from the area from the day. the incident took place to make sure that there was that there was this book massage launcher on site. the united states for years now has refused multiple times to provide those satellite shots are full for the investigation. it was also an incident in which dutch m. p 's themselves will f, flabbergasted, after reading a report that says ukraine couldn't have known, there was a threat to civilian aircraft in the area, despite the fact that just days earlier,
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a ukrainian military plane was shot down the last of about a dozen in the area a tides that were, that were dangerous for civilian aircraft. so passage a jet. and these, combined with all the evidence that was reject by the, by the prosecutors has led many to believe that indeed there was bias. a groom legally sh through. there are large number of discrepancies, impartial, judicial process, rule violations, examination of witness breaches. witnesses a classified including the one who could bring facts, ignored by the investigation to light. the fact that the defense attorneys request has been rejected without any explanation says a lot. they also ignored the amazon takes barons which proved that investigation statement on the missile tub used is unfounded. russian ministry of defense provided the documents confirming that the missile was produced in 1986 given to one of the ukrainian military units and stayed there until it was used. all this
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information was ignored. and again, despite all the controversy all over the missing details about the, the me sal itself, where the launcher was, who control the launcher at the time, whether it was on the ukrainian side, on the, on the rebels side. all of those questions remain well classified. the answers to those questions remained, remain classified for now. we don't know a lot about the decision making process in the prosecution. nevertheless, the defense is due to speak in march and we are waiting for a verdict towards the end of next year. in fighting has broken out within the u. s . a democratic party, after one of its own senators tipped the balance in the senate by refusing to vote in favor of jo biden's near to trillion. dollar build back better bill. now, joe mentioned immediately drew fury from the white house. the his move is seen as
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a fatal blow to the president's flag ship plan, although apparently not by biden himself. do you believe? mentioned the word you hadn't tried your adventure legislation. some people think maybe i'm not irish, please hold a grudge work. i want to get things done. i still think there's a possibility. can you build back better, john? the other button seemed unfazed. it did not. i mean, it did pay the way for further rift in american politics with the democratic party now facing a crisis of confidence as our cheese sauce. taylor comments by didn't promise to build back better than long time. friend joe mansion went to fox news and blew up the president's campaign promises, and i cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. i just can't. i've tried everything humanly possible. i can't get there. you're done. this is, this is a, no, this is a no,
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and with it it seems his whole party. we all knew that send or mention couldn't be trusted. you know, the, the excuses that he just made, i think, are complete. and let miss america explain to the people of west virginia why he doesn't have the guts to say up the powerful special or what senator mentioned did yesterday represents such an egregious breach of the trust of the president. and it's also, you know, this is exactly why it's an outcome that we had warned about. we have been saying this 4 weeks that this would happen. and we took the hit. our leadership needs to step up. now politics and finger pointing, go hand in hand, nothing new, right? well, not quite because wanted tradition for the reds in the blues to spit to each other across the aisle. here, if the democrats spitting at each other and it didn't even take that much, just one man one veto, and it all came down. what made mansions, treachery,
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aldermore, unforgivable, was that he was biden's body. a friendly face will say that from the president's viewpoint and i saw him this morning, he's worked with senator mansion over the course of decades. they share fundamental values. they're long time friends that has not changed. that's how alienating biden's policy is apparently become long time friends, decades of shad values and mansion still broke rank. even though people loyal us even though build back better was biden's baby. and even though he knows that without the bell, the mid tom's maybe a blood off, if we could get the build back better plan past, democrats will have a strong possibility of at least keeping the senate. it's tough, it's a tough reality. in today's america, whereas party above all mansions, vito spelled trouble for bite, and i really couldn't have come, i was time. yes. canister withdrawal on the kron tearing through the us high pencil
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prices, a supply chain still in crisis record inflation on a historically low popularity rating of just 41 percent. at a time i did, you need your people move and that's why you need a rallying cry. what does bite and have a party and boiled and fighting his signature legislation and the dot, and now defecting democrats with rumors that is just the tip of the iceberg member, we had an individual reregister from democrat to republican, and i think there are a few other democrats out there that are thinking about it, why not? because they've changed, but the party has changed with what appears to be a crisis of confidence in this change party. the last thing the democrats can afford is a crisis of confidence in the president himself, but looks like that's exactly what they've got. so the real president, it is country joe mentioned joe biden, man and wife for the con charlemagne. i really s job. i can't, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, it's joe biden, which quite frankly,
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probably came as news to bite and himself. how kinda side of course president harris is a proud howard. okay, but kidding aside, the democrats got handed the keys to success. they took over from the country's most divisive president, they took control of the house and the senate, and yet here, just 11 months on their in disarray with the president probably looking on and thinking that may be. but instead of building back better, it might be worth building back a poor p. that seems to have lost its way. as you know, all right is split. anna is grand. seemed like dale is growing, almost both part is here in america is the breakout. we've been a democrat pot and in b o leadership law president and by the house hasn't made it in a battle. they are running a freight did not election is coming up to mit turning 2022 and our forwarded me lose that. and it's a one way thing is shows
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a lot of hypocrites within the democratic party. i think the democrats know they are in for a fighter fight of their lives. they have all been so rather grab a cane, so radical debt. they have moved far away from the main stream of america, what american people want, and they know it's going to be a fight for their life. they only all white house and they own the congress and defend it. and they have been unable to get to be a back battle ah, program to govern and get it class because who actually bankruptcy for america does what it stands for. former cnn employee john griffin, a long time producer for disgrace to see an in star. chris cuomo has pleaded not guilty to child sex trafficking charges. court documents reported by fox news alleged that the griffin tried to pay off witnesses, including that he offered a woman $30000.00 in january, 2020, and also sent $4000.00 to a family member of
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a 9 year old. he is accused of assaulting. now griffin was indicted this month on allegations of attempting to lure minors for sexual activities and coerce girls as young as 7 years old to go to his home for sexual subservience training. he will face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted, seen, and says the charges against john griffin are deeply disturbing. this is by far not the 1st sex scandal i've seen in recent memory the month, the network or this month. in fact, the network fired chris cuomo for alleged misconduct while he reportedly helped his brother, andrew. and then he was the new york's governor to fight off sexual harassment cases himself than in recent weeks. scene and host don lemon was accused of sexually assaulting a bar tender. and then last year, c n. n legal analyst jeffrey toobin was allegedly caught masturbating on a work related video call. our to contributor lauren chin thinks that such scandals could ruin cnn's ratings the charges that john griffin is facing. they are not
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capricious. they are not merely based on a. he said, she said, situation. there are evidence of payments at tax messages that duly people to believe authority, specifically that he has been at paying underage girls of for sexual favors, as well as trying to involve their mothers to varying degrees. he is engaged in grooming, and some would argue, as well as sex trafficking, many mainstream media outlets not just seen and themselves have, i think, been a little bit hesitant to talk about this issue. even though we can only imagine what the reaction would have been if this had been someone, for example, on the fox news team or the trump team that had been discovered doing the exact same things overall as cnn's credibility has been shipped away, especially over the trump administrations years, a lot of people just no longer believe that they are a fair and unbiased source of news. and it's just not a good look for a network that is already struggling to keep up a positive public appearance. and sadly, the only time cnn has been, i think,
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really disgust widely lately has not been for their amazing journalism or content. it has been because of these, these negative new stories involving their personnel. if the feds are alleging that not only did john griffin engage in these terrible behaviors, but he also then try to pay off a witness to remain silent. i don't think we have much reason to take john griffin at his word. and i think the fact that he has engaged in these things shows that as a person, there is not much he is not willing to do when it comes to preserving his own freedom. this is for me, this hour i will be back here headlines and about 35 minutes to at the start international ah, with and so it begins 2 weeks of our christmas and new year's the specials,
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in which we look back in the year. that was and parents in the future with some of our roster of amazing guests, all heterodox thinkers, that would be caught dead out raytheon finance, corporate media. first up, james, howard, consular can a sheep out disdain because the african and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart, we choose to look for common ground. i mean, you must,
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it is so delicate and as you want to talk to, we stand together. we'll continue to stand together against russia edi in germany. repeat some of the errors that we doubtless made say no to civilians as chunky daughter about their ability to influence other nations, french u. k. and even latin america and other countries in future them maybe been where to high from, from cycle alone. with members of your household, please, please, please, please. we're going to continue to fight. don't go home, don't you just need to, to do it. russia must not be allowed in germany. i don't want y'all to common leave. it's so short. so didn't l t d enough ation 5 and the yes actually indian ha the enough mrs. guns until sunday. ah,
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i mean, ah, i'm after it's answer, we're going underground for our season finale and final show of 2021 a year. that's not managed to cure itself. of the corona virus pandemic with millions of the world's poorest phil unvaccinated. when the 2 a world leaders gather for the most important climate summit in years as humanity arguably faces its biggest threat, all this while free speech and journalism is arguably still under attack. as a british high court ruling has left wiki leaks found a julianna's one step closer to facing 175 years in prison lifetime campaign for human rights pink floyd's front man, roger waters joins me now from new york. roger,
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thanks so much for coming on this christmas finale. i know we can't just talk happily about the holy land that to kick off. i want to get the julian essence for revealing war crimes. what's happened to him in the reports of his stroke, obviously. but 1st of all, you spoke up about in support of the prosecution of israeli defense minister when he gets, and of course by britain united states, the nations and a dutch court is dismissed, dismissed it saying, potential war crimes of 2014 war on garza. well, all gans was doing was he was carrying out government policies there for his immune to prosecution. your wife we had that before. i mean is 7 asleep, crazy. this goes against international humanitarian law as we all know. but, but these, with the final point stuff, we're paying for kate backwards and forwards in the hague, by a rather embarrassed i have to say dutch court. i wasn't them myself,
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but i'm told by people who was there a particular elizabeth, who was the prosecuting counsel in that case that they appeared to be deeply embarrassed when they threw the case out of the court and claiming sovereign immunity for any cancer. and the pilot of the f 15 or 35 or whatever plane it american plane it was that dropped the enormous bomb on the apartment building. where i ishmael sierra is mother and father and brother and nephews and nieces and were murdered by benny camps in the pilot. so it's interesting that i'm happy that at least the appeal charges appeared embarrassed. so you know, will it go any further? i've no idea. i'm sure they will come to make you said i spoke out for the mall. of
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course i do speak. i speak out for a.

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