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ah, ah ah. chaos in the hearts of europe, a fear stunned off unfolds in brussels as anger boiled over against coven restrictions, and covenant puns vaccine. monday. the head of germany's navy steps down off the states in the crimea will remain part of russia talking a diplomatic route and russia lashes out to us. officials on the media for publishing unproven claims against moscow, published just before friday, security for the function code. it is enough to scroll through
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a couple of random pages to be sure, none of the provisions stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply a life with welcome to the weekly or not international. my name is peter scott and these the stories that shaped the week a huge march against covey restrictions has wrapped up in brussels. at least $50000.00 people took to the streets and several dozen were arrested during clashes. ah, as you can see, riot police were out in force deploying tear gas and water cannon. belton already requires vaccine certificates for public venue, including restaurants and bars. and the rules have just gotten even tougher with
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the cove. it pass validity period shortened to just $150.00 days. and that means millions of people will have to take booster shots. some lawmakers are pushing for a full nationwide vaccine mandates following austria's example, an idea that spots widespread fury. how much of the anger on sunday was direct with the leadership, with the crowd rallying outside the european action service building, which is the equivalent of a foreign on defense ministry. you policy chief use, a burrell has an office there, and his windows were smashed. now burrell wasn't in at the time, but he did later visit the sites and condemned what he called senseless destruction and violence. a local journalist in brussels earlier centers this report, ah
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ah ah, now they are by committing everybody. there was one with the other side there is there to prove to protest the peaceful for this. with people are angry about the classes and the truth. we like to read the time very little small everywhere. everybody due to evacuation the board and the streets around. there were a big clashes in between the police and people all were in black. and some people
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who are held by the police magus people who were thought of the touches now it looks like showing even the slightest support for russia can cost you daily, given the current political climate. germany's navy chief has had to resign. thus after he said that crimea is now part of russia and the western stop demonizing body may putin, but these words have spots a major diplomatic backlash or your correspondent pizza oliver picks up. the story . bikes are rural, k, r him shown by cause big shocks. on saturday evening, as he stood down from his role as chief of the german navy. it follows comments that he made about the russian president vladimir burton and the ongoing tensions between russia, ukraine and nato. following this fall out from what he said and everything
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revolving around it, he felt his position had become untenable. i have just asked the federal minister of defense to release me from my duties as inspector of the navy with immediate effect. the foulest comments i made in the neon security and military policy are increasingly weighing on my office in order to prevent further damage to the german navy. i consider this a necessary step. the federal minister has accepted my request when it all relates the comments that shown by made while he was in india speaking to a defense think tank. he was speaking about crimea, which he said would remain part of russia also about the russian president. vladimir burton, who he said only once, respect, and probably deserves respect, is following russia because he can do it. it is easy to give him the respect he, you must. and corey also deserves the crimea prince was not come back. this is this effect once the video became public,
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therewith outcry from sections of society, saying they had shown by hand to go more than an embarrassment what the german maybe commander says here on the table. utterly unacceptable, there must be consequences. but this is not the position of german foreign office, vice admiral playing down the russian sabre rattling. this is a shocking statement. this crimea was annexed by russia. it almost sounds like god, blood for putting fire hand. a navy chief must not play his own foreign policy game in a crisis. clearly vice admiral schon box thought he was off the record, but he was also fundamentally wrong on prospects of appeasing russia. ukraine is also not happy with what has gone on. in fact, the foreign ministry in keith is calling on germany to surely distance themselves from there for that navy chief. and what he taught to say they saying that these comments went on to undermine the sovereignty of ukraine. the foreign minister
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there calling them on acceptable. but this is just the latest issue that we've seen very recently between kiev and berlin just last week. there were problems over the fact that burly doesn't want to send weapons into ukraine. also, germany has blocked the sale of a stony and weapons that were german made to ukraine. this issue concerning the now former navy chief, just the latest and was becoming a growing number of problems. now we spoke to journalist and author, thomas fuss bender. you shed his view about the german vice admirals comment from crimea. of course, the year the leadership, the john political leadership and the media are concerned about the fact that within the rank and file off the government of the army or are, and among the population. there is this common sense understanding that crimea will remain within russia and that there is,
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there is this common understanding that whatever mr. put in did over the last 20 years or whether it's against us or for us. whether we like it or not. and the man deserves a certain level of respect. so i would say the fact that that, that provoked the anger was that this was not that he does not represent a solitary and individual opinion here, but rather widely distributed. once you get this feeling over the last weeks, not only among the population, there was always a strong consensus in terms of good relations with russia. but among the countries leadership, the leading media that there are certain initiatives that say, well, let's not to cite too strongly here with one side in this conflict. and people understand that the ukraine is not the moral democracy that we have to defend, that germany has to defend at all costs that this is but a by and large, an effort to project u. s. power, right up to the, to the russian border. and the extent to which germany wants to support such an
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effort by the u. s. g. politicians as not meet consensus here in this country. in yet another wave of accusations against russia, the british foreign officer said he's got evidence of a plot to install a pro moscow governments in kiev. russia slammed the claim as nonsense. the misinformation spread by the british foreign office is more evidence that it is the nato countries lead by the anglo saxons, thus escalating tensions around ukraine. we call in the british foreign office to stop provocative activities. stop spreading nonsense and concentrate on studying the history of the taught among will yoke. the british government to so far provided no evidence to back up its claim of russian plots in ukraine, but london has named form ukrainian m. p. if any more are you more i, if, as a potential pro criminal candidates, he seemed pretty surprised by that pointing out that he's actually been banned from russia since 2018. he sent a request to the british foreign office,
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asking them to clarify the allegations. we also talk to our jail, cassandra at school, risk consultant and lawyer. and he says the allegation stems from london's own political crisis. britain less you sometime ago and it's 6 for its place in the world. we know that the global brit written project appears to be a force that we know the currently or is johnson is having a very serious trouble. and in my opinion, what the british government is doing through the british intelligence is to finding, to see it's place within the u. s. framework to contain russia. also, we have to bear in mind, at least for us, it's aiming to step into boys johnson shoes is a big advantage. we'll have to go in february and one more time to rush and portray her so as a totally read leader who can, you know,
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stood up to kremlin and to me put in. so this all the politics within the tory party and national politics in the u. k, so yes, it is a destruction and it's not only the u. k that moscow believes is bogged down in fake news. just hours ahead of security talks on friday. the us state department outlined what it cited as examples of russian dis, information, rushes foreign minister, was critical of both the content and its timing it to my you thought it was, it was these documents which the u. s. state department has of course prepared deliberately for today's meeting, a simply impossible to read. it's enough to scroll through a couple of random pages to be sure, none of the provisions stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply a lie school now in response, rushes drawn up its own fight checking list and accuse washington of a toxic campaign against russia. archie is murat. gasdio has been comparing the 2
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dances. you may have seen this list a hand tastic, expose a of russian fiction. that's a good read, bold print, and a world painted in black and white. simplified, pre digested and regurgitated russians. bad americans. good liter does not. in circle russia. nato enlargement is not directed against russia. over the last 20 years old nato coalition potential has been amassed on its east and frank. the lances expansion towards russian borders is accompanied by the creation earned modernization of military infrastructure. russia has 16 neighbors in the ninety's. only one of those was the nato state that it became to poland joined. then it became 5 with ukraine and ga, potentially joining. that would be 7 with all the perks that carries like us bases
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and troops. pray tell how is that not the dictionary definition of encirclement russia uses statement from high level officials as well as disinformation and propaganda outlets to intentionally spread outright falsehoods, to attempt to create a pretext for military action. we all know how the u. s. uses differ information to create a pretext for invading independent states. the irony seems lost entirely on the us state department. we still remember collin bow right. sadam. hussein has not. verifiably accounted for even one teaspoonful of this deadly material. the chief of the state department. whether of all around 2 decades ago, lying to the world, about saddam's weapons of mass destruction. and setting the stage for the invasion
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of iraq, which killed an estimated half a 1000000 people. because i don't believe that russia has come close to that level of misinformation. there are no credible reports of any ethnic russians or russia. speakers been under threats from the ukrainian government violations of the right self. the multi 1000000 russian speaking population in ukraine have reached an enormous level. the government wps a discriminatory laws on language education and so called indigenous peoples driving the russian language. out of all the spheres of life, ukraine is not that democratic paradise. the washington portrays it to be and is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, say various reports, a country where the leaders of the 2 biggest opposition parties are right now, being prosecuted and persecuted, a say to keep them out of power. a country where opposition media has been forced
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to shut down one after the other or tact without any sort of international reaction . ethnic russians are no longer recognized as native residents. the russian language, the native language of a 3rd of the ukrainian population as now forbidden and schools and government in coffee shops in supermarkets. yes, russians in ukraine are very much the de finish it of persecuted. nato never promised not to admit new members. on the 9th of february 1990 u. s. secretary of state james baker said during the meeting with the soviet foreign minister, edward shivered. not say about the ironclad guarantees that nato jurisdictions and military units won't move an inch eastward. it's a sorry world where, where russians know what the state department said better than the state department
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. the shame, the director of the cia robert gates famously warned against the expansion of nato because and i quote, gorbachev's and others were led to believe that that wouldn't happen. west german foreign minister hands did there gain ship and i quote, this is to a large crowd. nato should rule out any expansion of its territory towards the east moving it closer to the soviet borders. i have much more just not enough time, but it is remarkable how a document that sets out a fight russian. this information bays and basks in so many lies of its own arts. he has also become a targets of juris accusations. the state departments is released to reports, insisting that this channel and fellow news outlet. sputnik use this information, instead of supporting the mainstream narratives. the report even accuses russian
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media of portraying ukraine as a nazi states. and to back that up, it mentions an article written for ot see by historian paul robinson. here's what the article actually says. the problem here is not that the government is a fascist john. so that is clearly an enormous exaggeration. despite restrictions on the use of the russian language and the recent repression of some anti government media personalities, ukraine remains a rose for free and open society. it's not remotely fascist. an article i wrote in which i actually say that the idea that the credit government is fascist, is an enormous exaggeration. and that ukraine is not remotely fascist. is specifically what i say in the article. and yet this article is linked to in the state department report as evidence r t is spreading the false narrative that ukraine is a fascist state or is the article in fact as the,
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the direct opposite. and then there's more similar sort of full statements on the next page about something else. the story about a boy who was killed in a rebel occupied don't bass, and the russian press reported that he'd been killed by ukrainian drone. the state department report says that the o s. c. investigated and stated that the boy was not killed by a drug and event provides a link to the o. s c e report. but when you go to and you can read what the o s c said, this does not say that the boy was not killed by a drug. it's simply states that the boy was killed by shrapnel last injuries. so the statement in the state department report, b o s c, e said that is in tati on true. and as the u. s. cause of russia to pull back his troops on the ukrainian border. the 1st shipment of washington's $200000000.00 military aid package arrived in care of on saturday. i would note that the united
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states is delivered more security assistance to ukraine in the last year than any point in history. and these deliveries are ongoing, including today there's more deliveries coming. we recently notified congress of our intent to deliver, am 17 helicopters and other nato members. estonia, latvia and lithuania, have pledged to send more lethal weapons to strengthen ukraine's ability to defend itself. in case of a russian invasion, russia has repeatedly denied putting any kind of military offensive. germany meanwhile doesn't support sending weapons to ukraine. it's all st. it'll not help defuse the crisis. in response, key of accused berlin of undermining the unity between nato allies, even going as far as the accused germany of encouraging and invasion, berlin claims arms exports will only pushed tensions higher. the federal government has had a clear stance regarding arms exports in recent years. we have not supported the export of lethal weapons from germany. meanwhile,
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local authorities in the self proclaimed to nets republic claim around $120000.00 ukrainian soldiers have gathered on the border. civilians in the war torn region have been living in fear for more than 7 years already. and now it seems, there lies, might be an even greater risk due to the escalating tensions. now former us marine corps intelligence officers, scott ritter believes washington's arms exports ukraine a counterproductive and undermined security if you don't, said lethal weapons in the united states. that opens up joe biden to criticism from congress at a time when he needs congressional support for domestic programs. so, you know, we're, we're, we're seniors of the consequences of allowing your foreign policy, your national security policy to be hijacked by domestic lucas and for the fact that tony blink and his meeting with the lab rob to discuss a diplomatic, off ramp up for the current crisis, at the same time, the united states is green lighting of the delivery of weapons for the sole purpose
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of killing russians, because you don't have deterrence unless you have a real capability, it's totally counterproductive and it undermines the american positions when they say, hey, you know, we won't allow nato to join for years. you don't need to worry about it. what's the difference between a ukraine that is a member of nato, receiving western military 8 and a ukraine who's not a member of nato receiving western military from the russia perspective. there is no difference. ah, still a hat, the rich get richer, and that, well, you know, the rest, the world's wealthiest people have profited significantly off the pandemic while death rates of thought among the poll. not the coding to a report by the all some charts eat which we explore at this short break. ah. when i would so think wrong when i
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just don't want you to see how the theme, because the african and engagement equals the trail. when suddenly find themselves willing to part. we choose to look for common ground. oh, driven by drill shaped bankers and those with airs. sinks, we dare to ask a
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welcome back to the weekly or not see the wealth of the world's richest people has doubled during the pandemic. while the poor have suffered increased death rates and poverty due to lack of treatments and vaccines. those are the findings of report by ox, from cold inequality kills the charity claims policy. choices by governments are skewed in favor of the rich to well for the wells. at 10 the richest man has doubled. since the pandemic began the incomes of 99 percent of humanity, a worse off because of coven 19. this is not by chance, but choice. economic violence is perpetrated when structural policy choices are made for the richest and most powerful people. this causes direct harm to us, all the fan they make has really exposed inequalities and fuel them. so oxide has
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been tracking billionaire wealth for some time. and of course the forbes list shows that it has been growing over the last 40 years. but over the last 2 years, it's been really exponential, so we call it a billionaire bonanza. and at the other end of the spectrum, of course, for 99 percent of humanity, it's been a very, very difficult time. and most people are worse off as a result of the pandemic. of course, more than a 160000000 people have fallen into poverty during this time and is in a moment when you can see the difference is really showing very, very starkly, can't cause success. when there is such disparity, that at one end of the spectrum, you have people who have more wealth than they can spend in several lifetimes. and at the other, we have people struggling to pay their next health bill or, or not knowing where their next meal is. coming from having such a level of disparity affects everyone, even the wealthiest because you know,
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and it's a sign of an unhealthy state of affairs, of an unhealthy society that needs addressing. according to our son, kobe's bush, more than 160000000 people into poverty. while they allege an estimated 70000000 lost their lives directly due to the virus and the wrong 6000000 more died due to a lack of health care in poor countries. meanwhile, the top 10 people on the forbes which lists including well known public physic figures such as elan, must geoff phase often build gates of 6 times more money than the poorest 3000000000 combined. but while they doubled their wealth, the incomes of 99 percent of the world's population fell. since upon demik begun, a new 1000000000 has been created roughly every day and his, the executive director of ox, i'm again, one of those key drivers for inequality has been a vaccine access to vaccines. so the difference between rich and poor countries has
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grown the quality so and the poorest countries in africa, in general, only 10 percent of the population has had his 1st course of vaccination america. and it's economic power and several other countries in the world can help reverse that from unlocking that and from the calculations that, that we have made. it would be possible, for example, to vaccinate the whole world to achieve and health care for all the universal health care and their ways and all come and others have campaign for lifting those intellectual property rights. that in fact, mean that pharmaceutical have a monopoly over over the vaccines that are not readily available or produced as, as, as, as they could. all over the world armenian presidents are men suck you see on has noticed his resignation after 4 years in office and a statement published on his website sockets. john said the decision was not
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influenced by emotion. he explained that he quotes doesn't have the necessary instruments to influence the country's domestic and foreign policy. the president had been under intense pressure since the 2020 war with other by john in the disputes had not gotten a cut box region. a peace deal between your yvonne and buck who led a month of protests in armenia with a rift within the government. the heights of deadly conflicts. in october 2020, we monies to speak exclusively with mr. socket. young. and he told us his top priority was always to protect human life. and you can never simplify the complex politics. you can never simplify human behavior. i think the human lives are priority number one in any. well, if you ask me personally for me, human life is the most important thing. and if we're thinking about resolving color, book issue, or any conflict,
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i think what you have to put as an access to this solution or a process is the human life. and it doesn't matter the age, the race, the color your, your scheme or your religion. what is the absolute value is the human human life? well, that's the recap of the week. just gone head over to r t dot com for more and those stories. my name is peter scott, and i'll be back again in half an hour with the ah, both join me every posted on the alex simon. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess from the world politics sport. business. i'm show business. i'll see you then.
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mm. ah. mm hm. mm hm. on the welcome to wells and far as the world works, it's a complex 19 in changing the world work, the arrangements and prohibitions that seem possible only a few years ago now commonplace. while some of the things we used to take for granted or how can i meet call with the labor pains with using to discuss that i'm now joined by
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a writer. director general of the international labor organization is a writer. it's great to see you. thank you very much for finding the time. thank you for your invitation. that the organization has just published every for the on the impact on people's working lives. and from reading it, i had the sounds that you faced a real linguistic challenge in finding a strong enough to express how damaging it has been on a scale of one to 10. how bad is it? well, it's been very bad. this is the 8th report that we've issued tracking the way the pandemic has hit the world before we started last march. if you'd ask me that question when we published the 1st and 2nd of our reports about the middle of last year, i would have said 10 on a scale of one to 10 of badness. this was 10, but we're trying to see how 2021.


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