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ah, with the party's over for boris johnson, he said, stepping down is britain's prime minister. that's off. he failed to press bella conservatives on the home front, despite drumming up military support. ukraine. right under biden says he scrapping afghanistan states is a major non any to ally, almost a year off to dissolve stress. u. s. military pull out left the country in disarray with no cash flow. ah, okay. with a retrieving all of this in the united states. huge amounts of how the charges will fall, corresponded discovery in abundance of us,
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supplied weaponry hastily, apparently abandoned by ukrainian troops on the front line as russian forces took control. ah, welcome to the global news update. hey, on o t international, it's 4 pm in moscow. thank you very much for joining us. i'm charlotte. even sky breaking news on our t, the british prime minister boys johnson has announced his resignation of the 3 years in office that have been marred by a succession of scandals or raising questions about his leadership. now his time at the helm of british politics is coming to an end in mid extreme pressure from his fellow conservatives. johnson had found himself engulfed in yet another controversy over a ledge, harassment by a government deputy cheap,
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wip not despite in who complains that the prime minister was not aware of the whips previous discrepancies when appointing him to the position. it later transpired that he had been this week scandal was the latest involving u. k. government, which included a legal gatherings at downing street during the cove. it locked down while the latest scandal is considered to be the straw that broke the camel's back and prompted the mass resignation of government officials, raising inflation and de worsting economy have been cooled. major fact as to now the treasury chief was one of the 1st government officials to resign this week, highlighting the disagreements with the prime minister's policies. in general, our country is facing immense challenges by firmly believe that the public are ready to hear that truth or people know that if something is too good to be true, then it's not true. in preparation for our proposed joint speech on the economy
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next week, it has become clear to me that our approaches are fundamentally to different. i mean, problems at home, the war in ukraine has become a major distraction for johnson over the last few months. now wednesday he selected the conflicting ukraine as being a major reason for him, not leaving his post. hey scott bracey use carry on doing this. i think it might be, you're hurting the country, prime minister, just on a very human level field. you must know that is in the country's interest for you to leave. now i look at the the pressures of people who are under the need to go to focus on that on, on, on their priorities i, which is what we are doing. i the quote of the biggest war in europe for, for 8 years. and i told the wife of me see who, how it is responsible just to, to walk away from that. as i said earlier on in, in p. m. cute. well, this is a huge story in the u. k. let's cross live there to steve sweeney, who is the international editor of the morning star newspaper. steve,
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thanks very much for joining us here. we're not international bars. johnson is hardly covered himself in glory. not just do the best, but the last few years, perhaps in government. do you think that this is a resignation in name only as it sounds like he didn't want to leave? he's actually been forced out. well, that's right. i think it's very clear that or is johnson has been forced out up until very late last night he insisted that he was not going to resign. and even now he's saying that he's going to be staying on until a new leader is elected. now that could take as long as 3 months with we could be waiting until september, so the labor party name is a care storm, has accused him of lingering in office a number of his own. m. p. 's are also unhappy with today's resignation statement. and according for him to, to, to resign with media effects. but, you know, i think this has been a long coming. i think his tenure has been marked by
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a complete, has been disastrous. prime ministerial leadership under boris johnson has been marked by lies to parliament, lies to m. p. 's lawyers to the house of commons and lies to the public. so we saw this more than 50 resignations in the last 24 hours. this is absolutely unprecedented. and of course, i want it is quite is not uncommon for a rift between a prime minister and his and his chancellor. he suffered too, in the space of just 24 hours. first wishes to not who resigned. and he cited a matter of policy disagreement with the prime minister, and then not even a harvey less than 24 hours after he was appointed as replacement. he wrote on treasury headed letter paper coding for the prime minister to, to stand on. so we're in a motive to counselors in a number of days, and i want to bring up the former chance very soon with them. ok,
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the government members who were 1st to resign the he cited in his resignation letter that they were disagreements for him over the countries economic policy. we know that there has been said with a bit of to and fro between the number 10 and number 11 for the last few months. so this particular with this rising inflation in the u. k. do you think that there is much more to the government members distrust at the moment than just this current scandal? well, i think so. i think there's very clear, very clear policy difference between richie sooner and his supporters in the prime minister or is johnson. i'm is insistent on on low taxes, but the economy isn't upon the state. the current account deficit is ballooning sterling is in free for the debt interest cost arising and you know, his plan to deal with this by cutting taxes, which is a traditional tory thing to do to try and get what did i out of an ex. busy crisis and will only make things worse now. 3 there's a summary of discontent on the way,
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i think. while all eyes are focusing on to start to be on parliament at the moment . you know what, what's happening outside is equally important. we've seen here the biggest national rail strikes in decades. the baggage handlers are about to ground planes are going on strike. health workers are going on strike teachers about a team for industrial action as well. because you know that there's a cost of living crisis and maybe writing people's living conditions. so this could again force and force the situation to develop into the growing demand for a new general election soon exciting his resignation. and this was a pretty important line that the public needs to know the truth. what he meant by that. well, i think it is as a common perception now of horace johnson as a, as a lawyer, i think that's pretty much been accepted as
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a fact now, and i think soon august is saying that johnson has deceived the public over the state of the call. me, as i just pointed out, those kind of, you know, the, the statistics that we're not necessarily focusing on. so the britain is much, much poorer than johnston's making the outreach. now we've seen them in his resignation, speech and a number of m. p. 's. i've been praising him for the leadership the shown over the last 3 years when the reality i think is very different. i think that's so risky soon. i was, was hinting at, i was just, i just want to touch on the issue of ukraine. i mean, boss johnson has been hugely supported of presidency. lensky, u. k. has stood by ukraine throughout this current crisis. and boards don't even less than 24 hours ago. was saying that he shouldn't leave because he needed to be that because of the war in ukraine. he's put ukraine at the center of his policies and made this worsening economic situation that you talked about amid the party,
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kate scandal that we sort home over the idea of the fact that he broke the lock down rules that his government implemented. do you feel it is a suggestion that he's been using ukraine to perhaps divert public attention or even school political point submits this ongoing. i think that's it. yeah, absolutely. beyond doubt, i think they have been using the situation. and you guys, we know the were, you know, he went over to visit lensky in a few months ago, and that was to boost his own personal popularity ratings. and he's tried to portray himself as a church indian leader, and you know that his leadership is necessary to see britain through a war that continues to deny that they're involved in when we all know that one is in reality, is a proxy war being waged by britain, nato, the european union, and the united, the united states and bars. johnson has been leading the escalation of that war.
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when instead of trying to get people around the table instead of leading calls for pace, he is been leading the charge for more weapons. i think a 1000000000 pounds was the most recent announcement of ons to, to you cried. and at the same time, the british armed forces are complaining that their own supply of arms and weapons are being seriously seriously depleted. so the, you know, he is trying to, pers, her poses her as a wartime leader, and he says use that to deflect attention from him from himself. but also, you know, there's been a lot made by making this in, into an issue about personality rather than politics. and i think whoever takes overs, you know, his prime minister has a will continue on the same course. let's not forget that the policies that were presented by boris johnson including backing the war in new kind of packing the.
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busy has been supported by all those people that have recently had it in their resignation. so i think we can expect more of the same. ok, you mentioned the protest, this strikes the rising prices. i do think, judging by boss johnson's ministers own dissatisfaction, that it would be fair to say that the smoke screen is essentially failed. i think it, i think it's 54 is johnson. let's be clear. kissed alma says, you know that the, the new appointments, he described as the chart to the light light brigade, you know, with the set list m, p, 's being appointed to post. or is johnson himself, was a symbolic, really of the mediocrity of talent in the tory party which allowed him to come prime minister in the 1st place. the only reason that he was that he became leader was of course, to get was to get it done to use his to use his for his phrase. it was that they gave him the landslide victory in the 2019 general election. but now that's gone breaks it has been done and he so it is, you know,
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he served his purpose. so the tories are absolutely notorious for getting rid of a bruise, who, when it comes to you, when it comes to names coming out. and so they prove this will be now with facing i think the force leader of the conservative party in just just 12 years. and since david cameron resigned again over over brakes it so this, the tory party in absolute disarray is deeply too deeply divided. but they all united on the same on the policy issues. thank you very much for joining us and talking as through that breaking news. that price johnson has resigned is the british with the leader of the conservative party will be standing down as prime minister that was steve sweeney international editor of the morning star newspaper . now as ukraine remains, as ukraine, as ukraine remains the primary focus of western powers, all te looks at us weaponry supplied ukrainian troops that was apparently abandoned
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on the front line as they retreated. we'll have more not on the program later. the u. s. president, the u. s, president will revoke afghanistan. special status is a major non nato ally. jo biden's announcement came after a year of almost the humiliating american pull out left afghanistan in taxes and without any funds she rebuilt. well, let's discuss this issue now with a correspondent don, quota don, thanks very much for joining us in the studio. what exactly does this removal of this is known nato ally status even mean, can you explain that to be moral? well, sharla removing afghanistan status as a major non nato ally to the united states basically is a tacit admission by washington that everything in afghanistan was a complete failure. basically for the 20, for the last 20 years, or for 20 years and total rather the u. s. for its longest warren history,
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it spent 2 trillion dollars just to prop up an ineffective and corrupt government in kabul. and in the end, the taliban is here to stay. and on top of that, the taliban also has tons of state of the art u. s. military equipment that during that there was left behind during a chaotic and embarrassing military withdrawal in august of last year. now this, this humanitarian situation that is worsening in the country, particularly after that recent earthquake has the u. s. made any promises as to how it could potentially help the afghan people. sure, we've heard a lot of promises from the united states, especially after a devastating earthquake that hit the country earlier this year. washington pledged $55000000.00 to help in that and around the same time biden also signed an executive order to make sure that, that the money goes to the right place. ok, so at as part of our ongoing work to address the humanitarian and economic crisis in afghanistan,
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president biden signed an executive order to help enable certain us based assets belonging to afghanistan, central bank to be used to benefit the afghan people. the executive order is designed to provide a path for the funds to reach the people of afghanistan while keeping them out of the hands of the taliban and malicious actors. and we're recently the u. s. brought its total promise to aid in the last year, up to $774000000.00. meaning it's the single largest humanitarian, a donor in afghanistan in the world. but there's just one problem. that's the fact that all these millions of dollars are really drops in the pond. when you think about the fact that washington is frozen over $7000000000.00 of reserves that the afghanistan central bank has had on us soil. so not money, of course. also going to be staying in the u. s. for use that. what's been the taliban reaction to the 8 pledges that it's received so far? well, naturally it said that it's been a bit hypocritical,
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and we've also heard from the taliban that they actually claim that washington has cut off its humanitarian aid. in total, let's take a listen to what they said. the more of the after the transition of the afghan regime last year. unfortunately, the west stopped all humanitarian aid. they not only politicized humanitarian aid, but also forcibly froze. $9000000000.00 us dollars for the afghan people. on the one hand, they claim to defend human rights. but at the same time, they are violating human rights when we call on the u. s. and western society, not to politicize humanitarian 8, but to unfreeze the assets of the afghan people. and this is all taking place as a devastating humanitarian crisis is ravaging the country. that earthquake, i mentioned earlier, actually killed over 1000 people when it took place. and over 18000000 people are in need of medical assistance in afghanistan. so the u. s. obviously looks like it's, you know, talking the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk, it's really got to come to a deal with the taliban if it wants to do that. okay,
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done. thanks very much for talking us through that. i'm sure you bring us more as that comes up donald quarter from r t at now. meanwhile, the taliban has thank china for sending $8000000.00 in aid to afghanistan to help the country from recovering from a disaster, an earthquake that killed more than a 1000 people last month. who china has provided us with aid and we should not be silent at this moment. we deepening grateful for could it go as part of the relief efforts beijing as handed over more than 6000 tons of rice stuff. gannon stone, china and states help immediately after the earthquake in june. now political analyst nelson wong says beijing couldn't help but extend a helping hand to its neighboring country. i wouldn't say there is elliptical behind a because there's
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a neighboring country right now. and so when you know that's across it happens. ready responded immediate by sending over you know, a systems to over cargo planes and sheltering can. and so a moment a, to be honest on their absolutely an act of military and a what can the us say because they are yes they, they have also expressed their willingness to, to provide financial aid to help us got to start and during this. but in the meantime, let's do not forget that was really when you moving back 7 billing us dollars money. so that's yes, that sounds to me and this is very hippa greg,
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and is any twist in india is last thing, quarrel with us based company, twitter with the platform now legally challenging new delhi, it would just remove some content citing excessive use of power. indian officials, however, claim that they just trying to make to, to abide by the countries lose his piece correspondent runjun sharma with more. this isn't the 1st time the twitter and government of india have locked horns in the latest sand or you days. and in order to twitter, seeing if they did not comply with the government, seek out order each good faith criminal proceedings. while the social media giants did comply, they also find the legal thought. asking for judicial review on multiple rounds, they alleged that some of the orders were arbitrary and assured disproportionate to use the fall. they demonstrate excessive use of powers and are disproportionate.
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for example, in several cases, their demands for entire accounts to be blocked. several could pertain to political content that is posted by official handles of political parties. blocking of such information is a violation of freedom of speech. i'm going, yeah, i was new. i the laws that came into effect last year to a to have a little to nor room less to individually challenge the government's dig down order and non compliance could result into legal action against their compliance officer in the country. you day says that any company is a sector should have my, by the laws of the land. social media accountability has become a valid question globally. it's important to hold you accountable, which will 1st start with self regulation. then industry regulation followed by government regulation to examine has the 4th largest space in india, lock the refuse to fully comply with the, you know,
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conducting orders by the government of india during the time when farmers were protesting across the country. now, during the demonstrations to briefly go to the t or the columns in response to even noted by the indian government, the twitter within all of the store. these accounts, i think in sufficient jurisdiction for continuing the suppression in thoughts on multiple occasions. twitter and government of india have come up against each other . who gets to regulate the content on social media? what can be regulated? the india parties from asked to was on top of the shop when it comes to online regulations. in india, all including foreign internet, intermediaries, platforms have right to court and judicial review. but equally, all intermediary platforms operating here have unambiguous obligation to comply
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with our laws and rules. why could they favor the government to simply find, to use the information technology act to control the course on social media at? the authorities argue that they are just trying to remove a certain content which is seen to harm the social order. and now to the ukraine, wu, wei dot net coefficient say that 2 boys and a girl age 7 amongst the latest victims of ukrainian armies shelling in the republics capital a hospital and the kindergarten are also said to have been hit in the northwest of the next city the russian defense ministry has published a video showing ukrainian army being targeted by authors hillary fire. these images show the russian grinds artillery units which working close cooperation with drones, which then provide safe shoes, them with possible targets such as military vehicles. now, once they've hone,
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didn't let loose them missiles, the units then immediately move out. meanwhile, in the neighboring le against republic, which russian, that forces now claim to have complete control of ukrainian troops have apparently left behind an abundance of us supplied munitions. these include apparently rounds the lower range, how it says it's believe the weapons were discarded, as the troops fled their frontline positions near the city of lease a chance or cheese correspondent, more against fear of looks through the abandoned. also the side of a tremendous explosion. just, just look around at the center was here, and all the trees were knocked back by a blast. the i can't even imagine. i know that this was very recent because it's like a sauna here. the, the earth itself is he's still smoldering touching least these metal, for example, is like touching a hot kettle. now this was apparently
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a ukrainian truck transporting american shelves. m 7777 shells. those are artillery that have been provided for care of. he is one of the shells that was scattered in these blast. there's nothing like this in the ukranian arsenal or what ukraine inherited from the soviet union. but again, they were apparently hiding in the woods as many of their troops and forces did around this. it chanced they were apparently spotted in and struck. we've fired with assistance from the locals. and evidently, no one's been here yet. the russian troops haven't even found this place yet. this is, well, we'll find m 549 a one rocket propelled shells for the m 777. how it is supplied by the united states with
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a lot of pomp to the ukrainian military. now these are improved and more expensive versions. they fly even farther. over here is evidently the artillery shot way, where ukrainian troops stationed the artillery. moreover, the n 795 shells. these are regular not rocket propelled shells. this is all evidently dumped in a hurry. why? while he is the reason russian count a battery fired some of the shelves laying here had been fitted with fuses for imminent use. the american howitzers here were undoubtedly damaged this close to impact craters, but nevertheless evacuated apparently urgently by ukrainian troops. they left behind everything else. so during our short search, we found not only shelves, but huge amounts of propellant charges. us army think
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a t v. also a huge amount of power. the charges in these containers, these are all full again of us dawson left behind by ukrainian troops as they retreated rule this, flown in from the united states to supply the ukrainian military here between lisa chance quick ukrainian troops fled from and the city of city of risk we found a network of trenches and fortifications, which were also abandoned is another dug out, either via the trenches and dugout. dottie is forced the areas over there was another one. we won't go down the high chance. it's highly likely that at least in one of the dugouts they're all surprises. mines would. trip was booby traps left behind. we'll leave this to professionals. the locals in
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a small village of 2 dozen houses want the place cleared as soon as possible. they've had enough of blasts and the glad to see the backs of ukrainian soldiers than they were positioned all over there. they kept firing. the windows in my house were shaking, and of course there was returned fire. did he asked them to move farther away? we would have had to approach them 1st, was a dangerous, we didn't want to get involved with them. no one knew what they could do towards the end. likely fear likely see chance this area could have been defended for weeks . but again, ukrainian soldiers and naturalist fighters choose to flee another sign that morale among them is far from what it was more i'd gazda of our tea from the la guns people's republic. well, that's all for me this hour. do you say with us though, throughout the days we bring you all the latest news on the reaction on anti
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international? ah, ah. with what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation,
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let it be an arms race is on offensive, bearing dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult time time to sit down and talk with ah
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for in the sense that we stood up almost a year with that we just started with 1st week with the clinical with the only thing is i'm sure you know, i started to look at them, i don't they still so then do you know what i mean that could have it any.


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