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for a mainstream narrative on ukraine get shaken out by the un, which had made that many more refugees have been crossing it to russia. been heading west of the you implemented the merchant, the plans as nash gas consumption by 15 percent to compensate for the energy crisis and all 3 and presidential candidate tells us he but europe, policy of sanctions against russia. it's the plague that is due to fronting, and that is what currently characterized as the european a south africa won't be pushed around. that's the message from the country. the top
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diplomat is come to us council tries to woo african countries away from cooperating with russia and china with a very well malcolm view. this is all the international with the latest world news update. it's good to have you with as they found no rush defense ministry, phase federal aviation bombs have detonated at the military's stockpile afield near a public beach in russia, crimea 5 people, including a child, have been taken to hospital for treatments. however, officials say the slide was not fired on earlier ambulance crews and medical flights with response to the fee that the head of crimea is also that to monitor the situation in person. there were also reports of sofa in the mobile communication disruption in the area. well, this part of crimea where the explosions erupted is a popular tourist destination. the u. s. has revealed that almost
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2000000 ukranian refugees have crossed into russia since the stars of the military operation. in february, the figure slides in the face of the mainstream west, the narrative which came moscow is an enemy of kias. in fact, the number of ukrainians who fled west into neighboring poland is much smaller at 1200000. and now even some anti welsh media outlets are starting to wake up to the reality on the ground. does ortiz re, to blevins, explain the same western media outlets that acted as if the current conflict between russia and ukraine started? only this february are now starting to acknowledge that the ties are much more complicated than they care to explain up until this point. the message has always been that the ukranian people were against any sort of russian leadership and want to clear cut ties between themselves and their neighbor. however, here's cnn's new report waiting and waiting families. pirates possessions,
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loading them down, who crossing to the russian occupied territory. as a cnn reporter described, dozens of cars were traveling into russian controlled areas, and the traffic was heavily one sided and was some people who were interviewed claim. they planned to return the possessions family members and even pets. they took with them and suggested otherwise. well, the reality may come as a surprise to some in the west ukrainian soldiers on the ground in the eastern parts of the country have admitted that some residents aren't happy to see them saying they're waiting for the day when russian forces take control instead with and he's not the only one other soldiers on the ground claimed residence in eastern ukraine. we're actively helping the russian side by giving them information to see global. i'm to see amended with this doesn't come as
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a surprise to anyone who knows the region in its history. nearly 40 percent of the people in the don bass are ethnically, russian, making them the largest minority in the region. and it's the eastern regions of ukraine, where the majority of the population list russian as their native language have traditionally voted for pro russian parties and saw pro russian rallies after the key of coo and 2014. meanwhile, the united nation says that nearly $2000000.00 refugees from ukraine have gone to russia since the start of the year. but does make claims for the pentagon earlier this year that moscow was deporting civilians from ukraine and forcing them to come to russia. some of the residents on the ground tell a different story. good, when you look, the movie gears isn't it gives me the
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even for those who remain in ukraine, strict curfew is in place and some eastern cities and zelinski secret service has recently stepped up the hunt for anyone. they view as a trader or a russian collaborator, the in fact so and he seems to be finding collaborators by the hundreds lately and last month. and now it's more than 650 criminal treason, cases against individuals within his prosecutor's office. and the secret service, but as long as he ramps up his targeting of anyone who speaks the russian language or appears pro russian in any way, he turns the ukrainian government into the very thing that both crimea and don bath originally fled from in 2014 no, matter how hard the media has worked to cover up his treatment of the citizens who
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see the russian forces as bringing an end to the regime that they have lived under for the last 8 years. europe's energy policy towards russia is skids of frantic. now, according to austrian presidential candidates, gerald's growth speaking to us, he, he says that he was pending to blame for its energy crisis on moscow. instead of admitting europe zone sanctions also blame the cigarettes also broke down the situation for local media. last week. i see me concern seaboard country males and shamika burns devoid. can't ga smith? oh, well that's home denser. yeah. i mean, company cannot do without energy on the one hand and then complain about the lack of energy and fear of black out on the other speak of the dental. and the devil shows us that it gets a friend and that is what currently characterizes, the european elite, gets a friend. and they are in favor of sanctions against russia. on the one hand, they are waging their economic war against russia because of
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a military conflict. that in reality, does not affect europe in any way. and on the other hand, they complain about the reaction to the economic war. namely, the lack of gas and gas is not only used for heating, but gas from russia, which we have received for the last 50 years, is also used to secure the electricity supply. this means that if we want to secure the supply of electricity on the european continent, then we must also, and the economic sanctions against russia and tried to restore a reasonably satisfactory solution for the people through diplomacy. so this comes as the e with implementing it to energy and nancy plan, according to the measures the blokes, members on to reduce gas consumption by 15 percent on a voluntary basis until the end of march next year. the goal is to say 45000000000 cubic meters of gas, creating the option of falling back on reserves in case of a shortage. however, hungary has outright refused to play alone, while several other 80 countries including italy and spain have secured exemptions,
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meaning they can use more gas than the others. this coming wind up, as i want to contribute to rachel monson explains here. we're going to just starting to experience the effects of its own sanctions. it seems like a slow motion car crash here in france already. for example, we're seeing public officials using b e. u. engineer gas shortage as an excuse to reduce public services. now, public swimming pools, both near paris and in the south of france, have made news recently when local governments said that they were shutting them down for the rest of the summer. to save money. the mayor of catherine. yes. which is in the south of france said the high costs now mean that she has to choose between purchases like organic food for kids, school lunches, or the pool. so the pool got the axe during one of the hottest summers on record. so you can see the ball is already rolling on rationing, even in anticipation of a shortage later this year. and we haven't even begun to see where the knock on effects might pop up. now to make matters worse, norway,
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which is otherwise known as europe's battery, produces hydro electric energy that it typically exports to the u and to the u. k. but now it's saying that because it's lacking water because of the dry and, and heat. it now feels that it will be able to step up and help with exports this year. and just when you think that things couldn't possibly get a worse, the financial times is now reporting that european utility companies like frances energy giant, who they f, are sounding the alarm over radioactive, contamination of liquefied natural gas deliveries from britain to the u. m. originally sourced from the u. s. same cutter. the problem could to cause pipelines between britain and the e to close. and the new york times is reporting that the looming energy crisis is causing germany to reconsider and nuclear energy. a power source over which berlin has absolutely lambasted paris for maintaining. so i guess better,
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send gretta timber over there to yell at them. maybe perhaps she can beat zalinski in a streaming match because really all of this economic and environmental harm, including refusal to fire up the north stream to pipeline which less faces just sitting there, gathering dust is being done in the name of ukraine. i say yes, the government rules it out. we face difficult months ahead. but it is clear that we stand firmly on the side of ukraine and we stand behind the sanctions that we agreed together with the european union in the international community. and noticed europeans who are suffering, but also folks in the global south. europe is also apparently dragging along countries like pakistan and bangladesh behind the energy price roller coaster. the fact that emerging countries in south asia, like pakistan, for example, are currently experiencing one power blackout after the other is also a consequence of europe's failed energy policy in its attempt to free itself from
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its dangerous dependency on russia. record speed, the u is causing massive turbulence on the global energy markets, which had poor countries particularly hard, but at least europe is united, right? well, maybe not counting those opting out from the gas cuts or poland, which wants the rest of europe to keep their hands off polish guests. russian president vladimir putin may not be quaking in his boots at all this stellar competence, but europeans sure might be as winter approaches. as you mentioned earlier, the use anti russian sanctions house spread the energy crisis beyond the europe to regions as far away as south asia, where mass protests have wrapped it in bangladesh. hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the city of dunker to cry foul over the government's failure to cover 50 percent height in fuel prices. some of the protesters upset fuel stations on fire police on the street to try and quote, the unrest doesn't have demonstrates is have reportedly been injured in clashes.
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the government is considering a series of measures to overcome the crisis, including a request for a $4500000000.00 bailout from the international monetary fund. the 3 pennsylvanians, including a senior military commander, have been killed off the israeli for his re to the house and occupied westbank city of nicholas as, according to the palestinian health ministry, his son of the latest footage, from the same the violence comes off to receive fire brought an end to 3 days of alms clashes between israel and the islamic jihad militant group in garza, according to the idea of the latest classes in the west bank developed. when does is it palestinian riotous, who stones and explosives, israeli forces? the palestinian red crescent says that its doctors have treated 69 gunshot victims
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in an obese area with a nice for them and a critical condition. and his relation footage from garza showing the aftermath of israeli bombings that have ravaged residential neighborhoods and civilian infrastructure. there is where the officials claims that as strikes were aimed at preventing work at attacks by the islamic jihad group. palestinian officials say that over 600 buildings have been damaged with dozens killed and hundreds wounded. all the hospitals, all still flowing with civilian casualties. a retired colonel of the israeli defense force is mary ace, and say that television, main goal is to defend its own citizens. israel holds itself responsible, responsible both to defend its citizens. it's residence, everybody who lives here. there is not just an you're responsible group, in this case, the palestinian islamic jihad even russia does not see in a nice way. this is not hamas, not that i am
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a supporter of hamas hosting in islam of jihad fired over 3 days. $1100.00 rockets towards israel, indiscriminately, anywhere that it israel has protected itself extensively. we've invested in building these protective systems. but if those 1100 rockets had hit in israel, there would have been chaos. so in proportionality, we defended ourselves. they fired those rockets and we tried to pinpoint as we could as clear as we could those responsible for the firing. sadly, there are civilian deaths, and israel absolutely sees itself on any civilian death as something which should not have happened and needs to be checked. coinciding with the u. s. secretary of states visit to south africa. the white house has really the document detailing it's new strategy towards sub saharan regions. the time promote
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u. s. involvement in african nations policies including issues like pandemic, climate change and food insecurity. and while anthony blank and claims the us will not tell africa how to behave, the new doctrine actually shows washington is not happy with the continence ties with russia and china. the people's republic of china by contrast, see the region as an important arena to challenge the rules based international order. and we can us relations with african peoples and governments. russia use the region as a permissive environment for paras, stables, and private military companies, often fermenting instability for strategic and financial benefit. us accusations, however, have not prevented deepening ties as china is now south africa. the biggest trading partner loans going to trade with the country is also on the rise with monthly expos, from russia in january wearing more than 4 times compared to the same period of last year. south africa talk diplomat times where it's concerned that those who are
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using the countries natural resources or the stabilizing the region. this fear that we exist under some push is i think, a totally a really and found it a belief in the relationship that we have with eva country is also a concern about countries that have mineral interests in african countries and as a destabilizing for so i think we need to look at the full thought of problems that give rise to insecurity, bad governance, and the absence of democracy on the african continent. it's not a one country problem. well this comes in the us, secretary of state's visit to south africa as part of his tour of the region. and can you please can, will also visit the democratic republic of congo and were one during the tripling. can explain the food crisis in africa on the war in ukraine and cool for
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a stronger us partnership with african countries like and so comes off the russian foreign minister receive. they will welcoming several countries in the region late last month. jo altman, host of the conservative daily podcast phase in the us to hold responsibility for the stabilize on the continent. i don't think the u. s. has ever respected to sovereignty of other nations and when they talk about the stipulation, they can look no further than themselves. and the sad part about what the us says, it's just a bunch of rhetoric and look, i'm an american and i'm proud to be an american, but the apparatus within the u. s. government has long been a de stabilizing force and almost putting out, you know, african place where they can't grow. they can't excel at the same rate that other countries across the world are growing. and that has a lot more to do with their natural resources. and how they can get access to the resources or no, i don't believe they respect the sovereignty of any decisions that they make. and i and i, i'm actually fearful that it's going to become
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a tug of war. and the people of those african agent, 54 nations, are the ones that are going to suffer. and the african nation, especially south africa, does not trust the united states. many nations don't trust united states, i don't think anything the united states does right now will be seen as anything other than a grand standing and making empty promises that they will near future not be able to deliver on. we're committed to try turnover between russia and china has increased for the 1st time since march new data shows that mutual shipments have searched by 22 percent following gay. 17 percent decline in june. report released by china's customs administration showed the trade between the 2 countries have increased to $97000000000.00 compared to the same period last year is exposed to russia have increased by 5.2 percent, while exports from russia has increased by 48.8 percent, and as the trade between the 2 countries is only expected to expand senior fellow with the pango institute chin,
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chin was shoot attributes this to be growing use of local currencies. remember at the very beginning i either go shock because most of probably the trade folks sample between us dollar because of the ban from the unity. so there will be some impact on companies, both in russia and also outside russia. so, but now obviously days, the promotion and the both sides who shoot for the use of local currency for that meant a trade. so the more you get a chance that covers the un, and the more you russian rouble see, so that provide lots of convenience which and company is easier to do for the best men to fall off for russia. so that easier for them to deal with the un mobile
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changes. we use the example, the total volume of the use of the use of un mobile care has been received by people who high meanwhile, in kenya, all eyes on the local elections which are in full swing as voters in one of africa . the largest economies choose a new president to bring a highly contested race to a close point asleep reports from the grounds. i miss holdings, patient in kenya, around is pointed to 1000000 people are eligible to vote in these elections. with the issues, caption, uncover, t, unemployment and corruption. the main reason as to why that when the say what is a mixture one, they call them to test the speedy for, you know, accounting. secondly, we have info does. it lets you him to have in mind that a pretty id will do. we are lacking that our country has been affected vastly by
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this a drug called corruption. corruption is what does kill to this country because you see we have a laurel view. my a lot of natural resources in this country, but because the of it corruption antibodies, a plan where more than a 1000000 people survive on a dollar a day election posters. it's promising change every way that many posters complain . it's the usual empty promises from those vying for the top office. so who are the main faces in this race? after we submit and coding, the latest figures give rayleigh zynga, the leader of the opposition, a clear lead. this is his 2nd bid for the presidency and he's supported by the outgoing president, or who kenyata. opposing him is william wooten, who appeals to the masses of frustrated young people. most of him clerk who just want to get ahead. he trades on his rags to which
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a story that he once sold chickens on the side of the road and is to day one of the wealthiest men in the country. but it's not going to be as easy for the new president to solve the issues. now will be, for example, is the largest and most important financial business and consultation had in east africa with most of the trade destined for western countries. who had, he remarked, kenya, not only as a vital trading continent also a source of stability in a volatile region. the race comes at an anxious time with the conflicts in ukraine . the pandemic, the worst drought canyon has faced in 14 years and the waste looking in the background. we will see how the new president deals with all this on his shoulders . policy a r t nairobi kenya, has to have a little deeper now with our gas political analysts. sylvia were truly who's in the
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canyon capital. many thanks for joining us on. the program is very good to see you not. we know the economy a center stage with can you facing growing inflation? do you expect the result of this vote to somehow turn the tide for kenya? yeah, i think her, there's many huge expectations on the new incoming government assisting one of its highest dec situations. the level of putting the country has escalated to really suggest proportions, and there's just generally our little frustration amongst messages or so. they are very, very high hopes that the incoming government will be able to try and stem the tide and improve the condition. so when you look up the manifesto, the relo dinner and with what they have both promised to address their bread and butter issues, both of them on the sisters are based on the economic issues that are facing the country. so there is as soon as hope that the students will be able to work with
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getting to power, be able to turn around the situation and give pinions on some relief because things are very, very dire in the country. at the moment. the colonized between the front run as deputy preston, william rousseau, in the opposition leader and former prime minister, of course. right. i think it's been framed as hustlers versus dennis dees. what's your take on that? well, the, an initial narrative that william brutal had was the hustlers must have a dentist is narrative. but as he moved along his campaign, he moved away from that narrative into a narrative that looked at the issues affecting the poverty stricken people. so in the beginning of the company, that was the discussion, but towards the end of the company, the company moved towards issues. and each of the parties was trying to demonstrate how their own site is going to be able to deal with the issues with the to do it. for example, they were loading up on site has come up with an idea that they would provide
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families that i'm distressed with the credentialing, $6000.00, which is about maybe $60.00 or so on a monthly basis to be able to deal with the issues that you're facing so as in the beginning, that was, that was a narrative and that was a very confounding narrative. everybody was very concerned that it would create a class like a class fight or something like that. but towards the end of the company in the company now moved into really issues that affecting thing and people. so in the last few weeks, we really haven't had that to that conversation. it has moved to something different when it comes to a dangerous fit, not his 1st rodeo, so to speak. he's previously went for the presidency. for other times, there's never succeeded, has never been able to get enough, but it's how likely it's a 5th attempt to finally school. i think that i think he is that he has a very strong chance, according to the opinion polls most of looking and pulls. he's been leaving but they're not going and looking in the pals can also be very misleading. let me just
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say that they're not, most of them tend to be not so scientific and they're based sometimes on, you know, like a politician sponsoring the opinion for. but generally speaking, he has very, very high chances. if you look at the demographics around the country, he has very, very high chance is the only challenge that i would say that that is very critical here, is that this election is going to be decided on what a timeout. if you look on doping and pulls, the truly does while the difference was very small. so the chances are that it could go either way and, and it would really, really be based on what a ton of and what we have seen today is that what a ton not has not been very good. in fact, in some of the parts of the country, what the turn out has been even less than 50 percent. so that puts where they were just and that was very good. and in most of the places it did not, it was not optimal. so this means therefore, but it is very difficult to predict who is going to win because you're not going to
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have to wait you balconies into ethnic or, you know, sort of ethnic divisions. so the water turned out the way it was anticipated. the anticipated even in doc and of course is not what has happened. so we had looked at watching very carefully to see how the set low to turn out in many, many parts of the country. that what i expected to vote in millions of how it's going to actually turn out by perhaps tomorrow, e v a n. as in, i can, you has an unfortunate history of failed elections in 2007. a dispute was that led to over a 1000 deaths and half a 1000000 people being displaced. are there any concerns about to a piece of such a situation? he, i must say this time round. i am as a king who has, i was a journalist before i actually how much pre election. so i must say this has been the best organized election, the level of transparency, even in terms of them. what incentives hasn't been very high. the number of
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candidates has been incredible in some of the, in some of the areas they even have a fact to kind of it's 11 seat. so the number of people who are actually giving oversight is very, very high. because every country that has their wanted to call the agent way in the room. so the level of transparency i think, is very high. the level of efficiency. i want to say, even though i b c had a few hitches. yeah. and there include being own counseling to elections in very critical areas. but generally speaking, i'd say that that, that level, if fissions have been very high, they've been very few instances and challenges. and that is all is good because not the temperature of the country are very lot that there's been no major politicians like calling for a white court or anything like that. so i want to say that when, when, when you look at the trends in this election, most of the trends in the present lecture made. but right now people have been withdrawn from there is no screaming and yelling. there's been none of that today. and this then gives me the impression that we're going to have
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a very different type of election. i think there's going to be a smooth transition. i think there's going to be both sides of the device. whoever wins. they've already said that they're not going to have violence. so i want to believe that this time around the 2 main content us having already said that i'm going to create any celtic scenes that we are not expecting to have the kind of thing we've had in the past, which has been very, very terrible situations where people lose their lives and families that you know, they lose their homes and situations become very day. so my expectation is that this time for on given the trends even today has been very quiet. the quietest electron. no incidence is not even you know, the major like people fighting with things. it has been quite quiet. and i think this speaks to a trend that we possibly going to have the 1st infra incident free election in kenya. well, i hope so. please call alan. sylvia more cheerly and nairobi many thanks for joining us on the program. it's been great to hear from you and thank you for
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joining us here, and i'll see international will be back in the top of the hour with the very latest see them with what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be in arms. race is on often very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical time. time to sit down and talk with russian state to never. i've.


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