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i bet you with ah, ah, ah, russia receives written replies both from the u. s. a nato, to moscow's request for security guarantees that the mid phase of a conflict in ukraine with in the news countries across europe, ease their cobra restrictions. thus, despite near record high infection rates, while health officials give mixed signals on the threads of the only constrain also ahead i would prefer to be la la la will he now with british prime minister boys johnson's political life simply
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hangs by a thread with a government inquiry the down, the street low down, violations expected to release any day. now. a separate police probe is also in the way ah, from moscow to the world. this is all the international. i'm peter scott. and these are the top stories, this our the u. s. a. nate, so have given the written responses to russia's request for security guarantees. the american ambassador 100 over the documents harry moscow, wednesday evening. but so far, the exact contents haven't been disclosed enough for a quick reminder of russia's demands. they include ukraine and georgia not been offered nato membership, scaling back the alliances forces near russia's borders and the removal of u. s. nuclear weapons from europe. earlier,
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unit o'neill spoke with some of our team correspondents across the world about the latest development. well, antony blanket and the us secretary of state talked about how a document had been prepared and delivered to russian officials. and they were choosing to not make that document public at this time. but this document does address russia's security concerns. the document won't be public. however, anthony blanket did described by the united states has provided javelin missiles, ammunition defensive security systems, helicopters, and other weaponry to ukraine and how the united states has authorized other nato countries such as stoney had to do the same thing. there were threats of more sanctions on russia and export controls put and put on russia in a way to hurt their economy and limited access to certain items. now what's interesting was, while anthony lincoln's tone was rather calm. and he seemed to emphasize that they
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wanted a diplomatic and negotiated solution to the issue. it seemed like the press and the reporters were asking him questions, were anxious to demand that he go into greater conflict and there be bigger tension . this is some of the interactions that went on between anti blanket and the u. s. mainstream media, just finding time till they replaced to invade ukraine, making you jump through hoops like and delivering written responses to questions that you, vance at time and time again. in the past, meanwhile, that the stabilizing ukraine from within the economy's crumbling, you're spending hundreds of millions of dollars throwing them up. what point do you stop paying rushes game and take preemptive action? now? we can walk and chew gum at the same time, and that's very much what we've been doing. so we've been clear to russia that there are 2 paths, diplomatic one, but also a path of defense and deterrence. and of russia chooses aggression a path that will lead to massive consequences. now anthony blink and also talked
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about the need to export more energy to europe and make countries throughout europe less dependent on russia for natural gas, sir. so that's all we heard from anti blank, and it seemed like he was emphasizing the willingness to negotiate and resolve this . so without further attention, the mainstream media and the press in the room seemed to have different ideas. well, let's say it turned to morocco the ever senior correspondent now in the studio with me merits, in terms of the russian demands. it's not something that was asked today or yesterday. they've been there for quite a long time. what kind of responses given and what are the a, some of the main ones? well, they had been there for the better part of a decade. it's just recently that russia has said that patients either has run out the now they are making demands because they, they aren't being heard. rushes, security concerns, a multitude of them judge for yourself, for example, pretty is
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a good rush. i had only one, a neighbor that was a member of nato. now it's 5 with you create and ga, potentially ascending in the future there essentially to, to nato. that would be 7, almost half of russia's neighbors would be members of nato. and what that means, this is russia's concern, is that native infrastructure that is measles bases rockets would move closer and closer to russia. potentially hypersonic misaki, american hypersonic missiles, big station in ukraine, which is just a few minutes flood time for moscow, which for russia is completely unacceptable. that is where they have to order the red line. and they said all these, all these proposals to the united states and, and today. so we're now hearing a reaction from russian officials who have seen this. no human, it is, as was said, still confidential. the americans have asked the russian side, not so sure not to share the documents their response with the press. but the
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reaction that we have heard so far is, is disappointing. one russian official has said that this is inadequate, but the united states responded with it cannot be accepted. another russian official has said that they did not address a single russian security concern. so they said a whole list of other themes and topics and proposals, refusing to, to answer single russia to address a single russia concert. we have heard the previous weeks, most of russia's proposals being shot down in public by there is a members who officials from, from native, from the united states, from europe. that is, that native world promise not to expand further towards, towards russia. that it won't promise, nor to station troops closer and closer to russia. that it, it will, you know, it refuses any negotiations. a compromise of a potential nato expansion,
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which for russia is, as was said today, simply an acceptable. but it just doesn't want that to be done in whispers from the u. s. they want legally binding guarantees because they said they're sick of being told one thing and then nothing happening mother, this is the thing the that we talked about earlier. that if you listen to the judge by the journalists at anthony lincoln's press conference, you, you honestly get the feeling that it's the journalists who want a war, lord, right, more than russia, the united states. and you could put together. i mean, you had one of the, one of the questions, it was why you bothering with negotiations and documents with, with russia wasting time as this is from a journalist. another question was, why, why are you sending hell it's lies, germany sending helmets instead of more miss out. aside from the thousands of missiles and anti air weapons that have been sent to you, creative as the united states, boosting 283 tons,
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tons of ammunition and various rockets and military supplies says of russia's consent so far, etc. haven't been heard or been entirely ignored on camera. thanks very much for americans. they have taken us through at russia's demands and the response to them . let's say i get some of the nato perspective now in the implications for europe. we can cross to our europe. corresponded peter, i believe you've been listening into the nato salary general's briefing a lot more. besides air ticket, through developments on the continent, you installed simberg, speaking in brussels. he said things were at a critical moment when it came to the ongoing situation regarding the tensions between russia and nato over ukraine. and he started off by talking about russian troops in the western part of russia. he also talked about her a significant buildup of troops in bella roofs,
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including fighter jets. there were heading in that direction. however, he then switched tack and moved on to talk about potential areas at which there could be future cooperation, particularly when we're talking in the areas of dialogue in the ways that nato and russia can communicate better with one another. let me outline the 3 main areas where we see room for progress. we should re establish our respective offices in moscow and in brussels. we should also make full use our existing military to military child. so communications. i look also into setting up a civilian hotline for emergency use, make no bones about it. there isn't going to be great news for russia when it comes to the written and written reply to moscow security proposals from nato against dalton. burke said the alliance won't compromise on their path to joy and
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policy, which is the open door policy, which is basically nato expansion. as russia sees that expansion towards its borders, its territory so that those offers do remain open to anybody that would like to join nato. but what you insult and burke did say, is that not only would there be dead doors open for talks that, that in terms of am curious lines of communication. but also there would be a doors open for meetings, for summits that could be taking place. so the idea that they could potentially be some talks about not so much signing new treatment, but revamping in reinvigorating already existing treaties. that's what yen soleberg was talking about, particularly when it comes to the ideas of basically letting the other side know when there's going to be military drills. this was something he was very keen to stress. it hasn't just been nato that we've been hearing about though all now on
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wednesday coming out of europe, there's also being quite so important. norman defore have normandy format, meeting taking place in paris that wrapped up. and i normally format, of course, is there representatives of russia, ukraine, france, and germany. this meeting taking place at the, the level of, of diplomatic advisor. it was an i, well 1st meeting of this kind since 2019. so was quite a move anyway, to see this format rekindled, what we've heard, what we understand from the russian side that they've put out a message so far is that we will see another one of these meetings taking place. this time where i'm speaking to you from in berlin, in around 2 weeks time. so that could be taken as the sign that the diplomatic approach is certainly still be the main goal leave with the approach front and center. the idea that there would be further talks on that norman d format that would follow on from what we heard from manual mark on addie french
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president and all i've shown the german chancellor. they were here in berlin last night, getting that franco german alliance in order before that. and that normandy for not meeting took place in paris. the next all of those. nobody format meetings taking place here in berlin. the what they were saying was, dialogue must prevail and manual micron say he would never give up on dialogue when it came to this particular issue. so diplomacy looking like it is winning out at the moment. however, it doesn't seem like russia is going to get the answers. it was looking for either from the united states, although we don't know that. or certainly, it seems from what you install timber can't to say coming out of brussels from nato . meanwhile, us politicians are raising the panic level over ukraine. republican congressman said, but has written to the secretary of state saying, and i quote, given the fact that the bowden administration stranded an unknown number of
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americans in afghanistan, i write to you with extreme concern for the fate of american citizens in ukraine. thus, after whitehouse press secretary gen psyche ruled out an american evacuation from the country. and the idea has been widely ridiculed on late night shows no organized evacuation as plan. why that because of the last one you organized. oh, we love to help out. we're good. just going to go on expedia. thank you. and what needs a rum soap? his military activity with wargames currently underway in the mediterranean rushes, also bolstering its c defenses. more than 20 warships have just set out from russia's southern ports, the exercises in the black sea. there also large scale russian navy drills taking place in the barrens, in the arctic. that's involving 30 ships on 12000 personnel where we spoke with carrying. can i sell austria's former foreign minister?
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and she told us the us as more pressing concerns than ukraine, potentially joining nato. i don't believe that the ukraine file is the only and number one priority 5 from the u. s. went to point, i mean, now we all know what they really care about. what they're worried about, it's the situation in their cells. chinese see, it's taiwan, it's china, it's technological edge. so these are to really, is just for them and not so much about ukraine joining are not shining. nato tis has been on the agenda ever since. 2008, and nobody was really enthusiastic about it. and let me refer to a very distinguished to you as diplomats will diet. sometime ago, george cannon. he was actually the one who had coined containment of cold war policies in the late night in forties. and the church cannon was still alive in the early 19 ninety's when there were other force measures for enlarging the native eastwards. and he said then very clearly that this is
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a big arrow. don't do it. i think it was a night and i to 56 that he said that then that the statement i can and should, should be studied should be implemented. in other news, the british prime ministers on the ropes with an inquiry into so called part gates law don violations about to be released. boris johnson faced the fury of m. p. 's and a common showed on earlier with cause for his immediate resignation. it to be led by law, then ally. i will. he now is a legally for all in parliament, misleading the house decorating with dodgy cash partying. while the public suffered every moment he stays, his dragging over the agony for families who is reminded of the sacrifices they made. when will the prime minister ca horn and go every day, the prime minister latches from scandal to scandal. and meanwhile,
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his government has written a full point, 3000000000 pounds to fraudsters, instead of writing of loans to ford says, why when the prime minister write his resignation to the queen? well, it was indeed a very heated prime minister's questions this afternoon. as the primary subarus johnson clings on refusing to resign, it comes as we still are awaiting the very much long awaited su, gray investigation report. it's still yet to be published as the weight gets longer and longer though many people have taken to social media saying the anticipation is more exciting than waiting for christmas. even though many of these twitter uses are saying to, we really need a report to confirm the parish. johnson and his colleagues were breaking the law at the height of the pandemic. meanwhile, the leader of the opposition, he's calling on bars johnson to go saying that the prime minister lie twice misleading parliament about these parties. on the 1st of december,
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the promised to told this house in relation to partition lockdown. all guidance was followed completely in number 10. on the 8th of december, the prime minister told this house, i have been repeatedly assured since these allegations of merge the walls no party . so since acknowledges the minister of quote applies to him, will not resign. oh, to people at least 16 alleged gatherings in downing street parties have imagined come to light the report is expect to make conclusions on at least some of them. now what we do know is that includes the 20th of may 2020, where by allegedly a 100 people were invited to the downing street party to make the most out of the wonderful lovely weather and also bring your own booze. in april of 2021, apparently 2 parties were held on the very same night where one attendee was even sent to the nearby shops at top up on the food stamp. she returned with it in
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a suit case. now, quite crucially, that party i was on the night before prince phillips funeral, and since then, downing street has apologized directly to the queen. now, more recently, an allegation comes with birth johnson on his birthday party on june the 19th. apparently there was fair to people endorse where the prime minister was presented with some cake and staff saying, happy birthday. now many people say the prime minister has indeed been caught red handed with all of this. but boris johnson has repeatedly said that he didn't know he was breaking any of the rules while some of bars. johnson's support to says some of these parties, and indeed the birthday party was not premeditated. people came and presented him the cake on his birthday. the saying happy birthday was there for about 10 minutes . it was not a pre meditated organized party in that sense. he was with ambush truth. well, as we still await the su gray investigation and have findings, some people do say that it will confirm at least some breaches. in fact,
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summer saying there must be enough evidence to suggest at least an element of criminality. considering the metropolitan police have now launched an investigation . interestingly though, when it comes to the su gray findings, they will be sent directly to the prime minister. and then it will be up to him to make a statement to the house of commons. so some people are saying, will we see the full findings will that be made public, or will the prime minister choose to redact some of that information? what we do know though, is once that report lands on chris johnson's table, he'll have just a few hours before he has to make it publicly known and release it. and as every minute goes by now, the calls for him to resign. and for him to go, i'm guessing louder and louder over to europe now and with the german government debating whether or not to introduce a coven vaccine mandate for over a teens protest as have been rallying in that been berlin against the proposals.
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now there was a big police presence on the streets and several demonstrators were reportedly detained. the bulk of the action was at the bus stop where lawmakers were debating the controversial legislation. the mandates has been a bone of contention between politicians with the opposition party saying a sweeping monday would be overkill. because the army from variance is milder. we heard from some of those attending the rally. i don't like it very much. the moment you you name it mandatory. yeah. it's mandatory to everybody has to have the same ride. this is really weird that we can't be like 6 months, at least an immune scene as a new we're critical about the system about the, the way they treat us the way they put us into positions. i don't trust the narrative. i am totally against a mandatory vaccination. meanwhile, some countries across europe are actually lifting restrictions enough,
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despite near record high case numbers. and there's plenty of confusion over the plans with the w. h. o. europe chief, seen the army constrain, could spell the end game for the pandemic. while other officials point to heights and risks. arti, charlotte, to bend ski reports in paris will, a year ago, people were living in fear of covey. but here we are to day in despite there are recorded new numbers of cases in europe. it seems that the concerns of european governments are melting awaiting france. for example, where you go. $20000.00 k is a day precipitated a 3rd national lockdown. 500000 cases a day at the moment. and what does the government do to respond to that? well, it's easing the restrictions from next week that comes at the time when there is still intense pressure on hospital staff and capacity. and despite that, those restrictions will start easing form that next week it's pretty mind boggling . but france isn't the only country doing that. austria to pulling susan,
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announcing on wednesday the from next week, unvaccinated to be under their own specific type of walk down will be able to go back out the streets really, although some was able to access restaurants and bars because they are unvaccinated . and there is this question about whether this is a more of a will to these types of what people described as being de kooning restrictions whether government just simply aren't giving into this. there is now renewed political who sees what you're saying restrictions now. it's too much and in fact the restrictions are impossible pretty much for the police to monitor some also say the restrictions are easing as a result of vaccination levels being quite high cost you of the average now is it's 70 percent and there are also restrictions easing in denmark and in england in the u. k. but all of this comes amidst
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a warning from the world health organization that this pandemic is far from over. and the idea it said this narrative, this is now a mild disease, is simply wrong. the w h o saying that actually health services are still inundated with new cases and you are remains the epi center of this pandemic. so is the light at the end of the tunnel. what we've been here before with the easing restrictions and then been put back to square one. but the reality is it does seem, is it covered 90. now he's going to linger like a bad smell and a bad smell. we're simply going to have to get used to on from viruses, to vaccines against them. argentina has agreed to share its data on the russian sputnik. the coverage shot with the world health organization and thus raised hopes that the vaccine could gain emergency approval from the debris, joe, with a team of experts to, to visit russia next months. earlier in january,
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a russian italian study was released on the the research is conducted a comparison with the find the shot and found the sputnik is significantly more effective against the army constrain. we spoke with hildebrand, ethel, a professor of vaccines and immunotherapy, in the us. and she thinks the results of the study looked promising. so i looked at the paper and the data are promising. what the paper shows is says foot nick b. yeah, antibodies that are used by this vaccine. cross this army crowd. there is a loss. and with that bill hopefully provide protection. i found especially promising was the very last graph of the paper. there you there. it shows that kinetics on the antibody response and as the new is how in a vaccine set up quite rapidly. so after 6 months, there are significantly lower levels of antibodies,
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then you have shot next nation. my with these responses seems to be master state. i think we should also help developing countries to improve their own menu manufacturing capacity. do i think that m our innate mixing companies 5 that are going to collaborate is foot degree us just a j j? i'm not sure. but i would say well that's how the news is. look in a 530 a moscow time. my name is peter scott, and i'll be back again at the top of the hour with the rundown of the headlines. i hope to see you then. oh, the join me every thursday on the alex sermon show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politic sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. me
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with james all down through here. pollen is the larry over here. so your camps are always a little nicer than this. this is evidence of absolute poverty, despair. people in our city and other cities all across america are living like this. we're at the original eden village and then opened up in 2018 right now. there's 31 homes on the property, it's a little over 4 acres with 31 homes and a community center. unfortunately, a lot of people don't make it out of edition more homelessness, like, i'm sure a happy had made it bad you with
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i'm african retention. we're back for another lockdown edition of going underground after i just supposed to be grown of irish in the country with the highest coven deaf toll in western europe. and as today, you, k p. m. boss, johnson drops almost all. pandemic restrictions coming up on the show as boris johnson threatens the blood of russian soldiers and joe biden read his thousands of u. s. troops to fight over ukraine. britons former energy secretary tells us what it means. we're powering european homes and where the johnson party political
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career here at home is actually over. and today the so called world's largest democracy, india celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of a british imperialism. the reputedly killed 35000000. we ask, outspoken ruling b, j, p body and piece of romanian swami. india is increasing animosity with china is now making india a colonial subject of nature. all of them all coming up in today's going underground. but 1st today the scandal hit government to the u. k. government is grabbing the majority of current of ours related restrictions in the country with the highest co death joel in western europe now is worth. johnson joins nato members in attempting to warn off russia's vladimir putin from ukraine. a question mark over them of the issue of europe's gas crisis, as moscow arguably holds all the cards. joining me now from here in london is the case, former secretary state for energy and climate change, chris hewn. chris, thanks so much for coming back on the show. even if i remotely, i better start,
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i suppose, obviously with the fact that the police is involved in a criminal investigation of the boards, johnson administration for allegedly violating corona virus laws. this is not good news for, for us johnson. he's had a o series of revelations, 1st of all from leaks about what the number of parties that were going on in down the street at the time when they were banned. and a lot of other people were making considerable sacrifices. and yet it appears that number 10 was our having parties virtually every other day. and deborah's johnson has a major problem and with the police getting involved as well, i think things are closing and i'm in the context of this obviously is that tens of thousands obviously have died. millions arguably psychologically wounded. make your in braga with the police, are seem quite small, arguably in response. why do you think president dick they had in the metropolitan
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police had to be persuaded by media reports to investigate what would otherwise have been this? what fine they supposed to violating the corona? virus restrictions, i mean much voluntary, a had a policy of only investigating and prosecuting where people were literally breaking the rules in front of their eyes. and that has simply not been sustainable when it comes to downing street because of the amount of media pressure. and frankly, the public outrage that people who have made the rules have been breaking the rules . hello, old phrase in british politics and lawmakers must not be law breakers. i know myself and. 6 the reality is that that has come home to roost for boys johnson. i mean, i don't wanna go too long on this because obviously the energy supplies and the bills are going to be mounting up for britain's was vulnerable. but you.

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