ah, it's either a federal reserve there or you don't forget about it. oh, heck, no. what with came when we get the rest, the 7 years a report. ah, european countries are divided over in your proposal to label nucular and gas cells green forms of energy with a new german government slumming, the plan of green washing also head on the program this our slow storms are grounding flights in america. what stopped shortages to, to cope it also being blamed for level kale. and it's exactly one year since
a u. k. court ruled against the extra dunny julie listen to the us. we look out the dramatic twist his case has taken since then with washington winning. it's appeal a month ago with live across the globe. i run the clock. this is our team, my names, you know leo, you're welcome to the program. brussels is facing a backlash from major you nations, after it proposed re categorizing nuclear and natural gas as green energy. the new german government economy minister brown did the proposal a form of green washing. meanwhile, energy prices in germany have risen from magically over the past 3 months. charlotte gibbons picks up the story a new year and a new spot is brewing between new members. bickering has erupted with states split
over how energy from nuclear and gas sources should be classed in the future. the e u wants to categorize investments in some of these projects as being green, but others argue this is essentially green washing. labeling, nuclear energy as sustainable is wrong. this is a high risk technology. it is questionable whether these greenwashing will find acceptance on the financial market at all. that we think nuclear technology is dangerous. we still think a waste issue. as a result, we expressly reject the assessment on nuclear power under the commissions proposal investment in new nuclear energy facilities should be classified as a group if they meet certain technical standards. now that's led to accusations that the commission is key, destroying the credibility of the european eco labeled for financial investments with germany leading the charge of nations against these proposals. that could put
it in direct collision, of course, with the blocks or that heavy weight. that is france. 70 percent of energy here is generated from nuclear power. so convinced is president lack on that. nuclear is the way forward. he's announced a 1000000000 euro investment. expanding the industry for gallant yolanda in order to guarantee frances energy independence to ensure our countries electricity supply and to achieve our objectives in particular carbon neutrality and 2050. we will, for the 1st time in decades, will really launch the construction of nuclear reactors in our country and continue to develop renewable energies. i'll be has the support from some austin block nations with slovak is prime minister agreeing that climate neutrality just can't be met without nuclear energy. but australia is furious over the plan, saying it will take the commission to court if it moves ahead with them. will will
examine the present draft carefully and have already commissioned a legal opinion on nuclear power in the taxonomy in these plans are implemented in this way. we will sue because atomic power is dangerous and not a solution in the fight against the climate crisis. meanwhile, germany is also coming and the pressure over its anti nuclear stance from the czech republic. berlin has just all the clues of haul from germany's remaining nuclear power plants, as part of a plan to withdraw completely from the technology. that prod, describes that as being a radical step, our government will have to work patiently and hard look for allies in europe and convince partners. finally, it also has to move forward with the construction of nuclear units and to encourage investment in other reasonable renewable sources. that is the way out of the energy crisis. the alternative is under development and poverty. and nobody wants that.
all of this comes as europe is in the midst of an energy crisis, with some expert suggesting, crunch will last roy the way until 2023. that move by germany, including nuclear react is also could push up prices even further. and as prices in german neil was twice as high as they could be. there is an energy crisis that the prices of the rising rising cost means that the industry need more energy and that heating your home becomes expensive. we need cheap, stable energy to petition that run our country a lot focused on the interest of gym and industry in german customers. but that's the holo ideological agenda, and they follow to your logical agenda. the 1st thing they don't need get because they want to do everything with the nubile. it's
a kind of magic. they believe that they can do that again. as the 2nd audiological agenda, they follow that there are hard core intro, rushing, one solution to that crying. this could be the approval of the nord stream to pipeline that would supply us directly from russia to germany. however, with tension tie you between the you and moscow, the green light for that project is far from certain, leaving the you scrambling to find the money to pay increasing energy bills while members remain bitterly divided over the future of energy policy challenge even sky artie. paris, the speaking of energy, the 2nd section of the under c pipeline, linking russia to germany, has been filled with the channel, not ready for exports. but the use church, if a cation of it is taking longer than next to anticipated,
our senior correspondent rock us the has been looking at all the fuss surrounding north stream to 2020. what was the year that the great green dream? that's a rude awakening. we all felt it in our bills, but no. where like europe, power gas prices are up for 500 percent in a year. this wasn't what your average green party propaganda, booster promised europe was supposed to go from a dirty oil burning wasteland. to a green renewable paradise, just like that, which was never going to happen, leases, and hindsight. this was foresight 11 years ago when german business leaders laughed at the very idea. german society doesn't like nuclear energy, and i don't want to comment on this, but i don't understand how you hit your homes. you don't want gas you on developing nuclear energy. what are you going to do?
burn firewood, you don't have even that you'd have to go to siberia to get firewood. throwing jokes aside. pragmatic minds knew that the transition to a carbon neutral society would, would take decades and it wouldn't be easy. they built newer, cleaner power plants and new pipelines. natural gas will be a crucial part of the energy mix in europe for a long time. new projects like nurturing to are needed to ensure that europe's month energy is met. to reach in on them eyeing the land this project, regardless of how you feel about the gas pipeline or a back, russia is legally approved. and constitutionally approved, project must be implemented into any way then. and what's not stream to is not the projects of putin. rather, it is a project where a lot of european companies take part in it should serve to assure the gas security of europe, lord stream to has been without a doubt,
the most politicized energy project. and recent history, they called it an opportunity, a try a break. so a catastrophe. everyone just had to have a say, germany is a captive over his position, fly to get rid of the colon, get rid of the nuclear figure. he so much of the oil. yes, from russia. i think it's something that nail has to look at. the oldest thing is neither nato know the u. s. had much of a problem with the 1st pipeline which runs parallel to nord stream too, which right now supplies germany with gas, which is $5.00 to $7.00 times cheaper than market prices. i would anyone have a problem with that? well, aside from the competition, approval of additional liquefied natural gas exports from free portal and g furthers this administration's commitment to promoting american energy, american jobs, and the american economy. i am pleased at the department of energy is doing what i can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of us
freedom to be exported to the world. and is arguably the gist of it. they threatened to sanction german companies, a nato ally, which didn't go down well in berlin. european energy policy is decided in europe not, and the usa. we fundamentally reject external interventions and sanctions with extra territorial effect. much has changed since the pipeline was completed. washington backed away from sanctions and a new government was elected in germany with energy prices at record levels. there were no rush to get gas flowing as things presently stand. this pipeline cannot be approved because it does not fulfill requirements of european energy legislation and questions of security are still open. signal seems like that one statement helps and natural gas prices, 10 percent higher and europe, which of course, european families and households and businesses a going to have to pay,
but at least the government saves face. and the mean dob, let's join european leaders and bureaucrats and prayer and pray together that the energy prices somehow magic them selves back into the realm of affordability. ok to another, a headline, stories to day america is buttoning down the arches as a winter storm pummels parts of the country. it's cause and chaos for flights. with around 5000 cancelled over the weekend alone, leaving hundreds of thousands of would be travellers on able to fly. the conditions also force federal offices in the u. s. capital to close on monday. and as the latest forecasts were predicting up to 8 inches of snow in the region. but our lines haven't just been grounding flights over the inclement weather. the latest all me, kron covert. i break has been having an impacts. while back in october, southwest airlines canceled almost 2000 flights just days after
a pilot union sued the courier over a vaccine mandate. the biden administration's being trying to reach a cobit shall target among american workers of 2 thirds, a move being resisted by senior government figures. the biden administration has to follow law. they have followed constitution, their implementers of the law. they can't just make it up. and in this case, they're forcing american workers to decide between their health and their job, and they just can't do it. it's just wrong. and the u. s. has registered over a 1000000 new covered cases in the past day alone, kill him up and take a closer look. now team biden's efforts to baffle the pandemic. many will remember joe biden's harsh words to donald trump during the presidential debate last year, and he won his response from that many dish should not remain as president of the united states of america. when those words were said, the cova death hall was around $220000.00. we'll since then,
coven death numbers have risen to about 800000. the united states just set a record high for corona virus infections. remember, when biden said that he would quickly and easily solve this problem? how's he doing? now back in may, joe biden set his goal to partially vaccinate 70 percent of the population by july . well, fast forward and that 70 percent has still not been vaccinated. what vaccine mandates have achieved is to further polarize the country. a large number of professionals in vital industries have lost their jobs. protests of shaking the country. ah. even reading what we're doing here today and that is writing. yeah. ah,
we with a large number of medical workers have been suspended. is kind of surreal, honestly, because i love my job, and i have been a coven nurse for since the beginning of the pandemic. i've been a nurse for 10 years. i worked for kaiser for 5, and when the pandemic happened we, we were scared in the beginning, like everybody by it is this amazing time to where we have really brave people. i work with amazing doctors and nurses who showed up to work every day. and just rolled up their sleeves and faced their fears and walked into these rooms. not knowing if they were going to get co it or bring it home to their families. more
than 2000 flights. got canceled by american airlines due to a pilot shortage line for us. meant has also been hit my reductions. it's not the issue that the public wanted or the politicians said they're going to deliver. they want this black and white issue. it's a gray area between you're going to have this big gap between qualified police officers who are trained. you are season new cops coming in. the, the quality of new cops coming in is going to be held to a lower standard. so you're not going to get the best candidates. so do a patrol your streets and keep you safe. it's going to be a very organic living, breathing problem that has now has no solution in sight with so many things going wrong, jo, biden's approval ratings are now in free fall. the depths haven't slowed down either. in fact, more people have died of covered so far in 2021. then in 2020. so this year biden's 2 main plans. rebuild the people's trust and better fight coven have failed to come . true. caleb mauppin r t new york. and just to remind you,
the w h o other mainstream medical bodies as well. say that vaccination is the best way to stay. so still to come this our public, i cry in the u. k. over at night suds awarded to tony blair with more than half a 1000000 people saying it should be count sold over his alleged war crimes. we've got that story. plenty more. besides few short ah ah ah. is your media a reflection of reality? ah, in the world transformed what will make you feel safer?
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primarily over the former prime minister's role in the 2003 invasion of iraq. tony blair was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent civilian lives and service men in various conflicts. for this alone, he should be held accountable for war crimes. we petitioned the prime minister to petition her majesty to have his arm out. despite being a hugely successful politician winning 3 consecutive elections. blair's legacy has been over clotted by his support for u. s. lead interventions now aside from a rock, he also sent british troops into kosovo on sierra leone, and more significantly, afghanistan, where they stayed for 2 decades. where the past 20 years tony blair's views on iraq have shifted, although he's never express remorse for the invasion. that the he has of brutality, oppression, and fear. the death and torture kept the barbaric prisoners. i would still thought
it right to remove it is i've long since given up and try to persuade people. it was the right decision. i apologize for the fact that the intelligence we'd received was was wrong. the anti war activist cris 9 am thinks parliament needs to be aware of the huge opposition to tony blair's knighthood. i think they'll do everything they can to avoid debating in parliament. it certainly should be because this is a terrible decision that clearly flies in the face of what the vast majority of people in this country believe and think. i mean, the polls show the majority of people in britain and actually in the united states, i believe the war was a terrible mistake, and it was the worst foreign policy mistake the britain is made in. certainly in modern history, we're talking about about a 1000000 people dying in iraq. we're talking about huge numbers of people having to flee their homes. we're talking about a rack becoming
a failed state. the whole region actually thrown into thrown into disarray and chaos as a result. of the invasion, so it was an absolutely catastrophic decision on the vast majority of people know that it was wrong. and it's not only that he took this decision age that he lied to the british people. he lied to parliament. he went behind the back even of the cabinet, to make disagreement with george bush and so in that sense he corrode days and corrupted. the kind of pretty political process as well can of a story to bring you today. on monday the mexican president reveal that he urged donald trump to pardon julian a sons, but never got a formal reply under his manuel lopez up in a door also said the whistleblower deserve to keep his freedom direct. quote. washington recently won an appeal over ruling previous
u. k. court decision not to extradite his son. state side is defense team is now looking to contr appeal. ortiz shania. every dusty reviews the sagas, twists and turns. his hopes were settled, spending christmas with his family in set. jude and his son spends another new year's eve behind bars in the you case, most notorious prison 2022. maybe the year he sent to the u. s. after high court judge has decided to overturn a verdict not to extradite him. it seems as though judges was satisfied by so called assurances of humane treatment that he would not be held in a maximum security prison all subjected to isolation. saving his sentence in australia is also on the calls they say, but a san just defense don't buy it. the so called assurances of those points came after they lost the case in january. then they came back and said okay, well we can, we can assure we can treat and fairly so that should not be actually admissible in
of appeal hearing. because uniform a legal standpoint, you cannot just try to amend after the fact after you've lost the case. these us arguments were presented back in october during the to day appeal hearing, including that he was and as on well as is being suggested, turns out as those words were being offered in, quote, by american noise. a sound suffered a mini throat. julian is struggling and i fear this many stroke could be the precursor to a more major attack. it compounds are fears about his ability to survive. the longer this long legal battle goes on. it urgently needs to be resolved. look at the animal strapped in cages in the zoo, it cuts their life short. that's what's happening to julian. the never ending court cases are extremely stressful. mentally. it's not surprising, it's all taking it's toll not only the legal labrenz but reports of cia gang. so like plots the kidnapped poison or assassinate him, as one is spying on him and his high doubt in london's ecuadorian embassy weighed,
received political asylum while a soldiers, lawyers say this should be ample evidence to throw the entire case out of court. this young report is a game changer going into the appeal because it shows the true nature of the true origins. the true commonality of the u. s. actions against julian now reports that the ca, conceited kidnapping, or killing assange, have cost even more doubt on the reliability of u. s. promises and further expose the political motivation behind this case. sounds fictional, right? all parts of a are true. that's the admission of the then c, i, a director, mike pompeo. they should all be prosecuted for speaking about classified activity inside the central intelligence agency. maybe they didn't, maybe as a cop, just made it up. but you should, i take seriously my responsibilities to protect that information. this can be seen as pump ions, confirmation of the assange kit, not all kill story. why else? what do you want to prosecute those sources? speaking about classified activity,
but there's been another twist in the story. he accusations in the case against the song of reportedly based on false testimony from a convicted fraudster, who admitted to lying in the legal proceedings in exchange for us immunity from prosecution for criminal activity. his supporters say all of this is enough to deem the case closed and press freedom groups that question a why jr. nathan? just behind bars, while allege war criminals walk free. it is a damning indictment that nearly 20 years on virtually no one responsible for alleged u. s. war crimes committed in the course of the afghanistan and iraq was, has been held accountable, let alone prosecuted. and yet the publisher who exposed such crimes is potentially facing a lifetime in jail when student a saw and was infamously, hold out of london's ecuadorian embassy in 2019, he was thrown in jail right here. the alarm has long been sounded over his treatment with the un special repertoire and torture warning he is suffering abuse
. only shine prison. yes, i can be tortured to death. that's the reality of it. and i'm not exactly sure. do this on grace, you know, medical harm has been close to him in the last decade to constantino isolation, defamation, and abuse. and it comes from anxiety that he suffers. and he's being isolated absolutely necessary, and therefore unlawful, even if you, even if we assume for the purpose of the argument that yes, that extradition proceeding is to do them. if you have to somehow secure his presence, it can be in house arrest for legal basis with it. is we supposed to 52 week sentence for skipping bail back in 2012. so he's currently not sending any sentence no facing any actual criminal charges. sounds like he's a political prisoner right. well, washington professor team him a security risk and wants him to all the questions across the pond on that task,
and their rules, his support to say, pursuing a vendetta against the songs. ultimately silence is him, but will also science other journalists in the future. this is a ration anyone who knows the united states. well, notice the power of the sky, the extra judicial power of the cia, the extra talking mental power to see. yeah. that's what this is. this is, this is what you probably say. 2008 wiki lakes 1st major lakes. in march, the 18th, 2008 is from the us army counter intelligence assessment branch, department of defense. you read through this document. it lays out everything that's happened for from 2010. but we will get
a song by smearing him. i to spread upsetting, and i destroying trust. ah, and good from here. wrong investigative journalism. all this times are not the words. serious investigative journalism is our jr. a different culture in a different place should we seems a hero. but because he was exposing what the us and britain in particular were doing, he seems of it to me is somebody that when the history books are written, the 21st century during the song, his name will be right up with somebody that told the truth. as 2021 comes to an end student a saw and just closer than ever to extradition with court siding with the u. s. government. so what will 2020 to bring for a start that can be a pills either across appear at the magistrate court, or even not supreme court level. this could even reach the european court of human
rights. at this point though, the home secretary may say enough's enough and intervene herself. of course uranus, orange face is a 175 years behind us bars. but with that trial, be fair, considering how fast this process has been in the u. k. chart edwards dashti, r t a london y or more and more women choosing one of the world's most dangerous creatures. possibly because female body guards are valued in some unexpected ways by clients. as our short doc explores right after the shortest of with oh, seemed wrong when all proofs just don't hold. any world to shave
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