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when some find themselves worlds apart. she still looks for common ground. headlines an r.t. russian scientists developed the world's 1st test for the deadly strain of the corona virus that has led many countries to close their borders we hear from the head of the russian the. well developing the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect other strains we could do it in a short period of time also stuck in a hotel room for 10 days that's the new reality facing people returning to the u.k. from covert hotspots as new quarantine rooms come into force and a u. turn in minneapolis after a push to defund the police the city gives. millions of dollars to tackle the spike
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in violent crime. although they're just gone for the afternoon here in moscow you're watching r.t. international the russian scientists have developed the world's 1st test for the new corona virus strain that was 1st detected in britain the deadly a very interest lead to many countries shutting their borders with more details his . what this particular mutation more commonly known as the british strain has caused some alarm all over the world essentially one thing to understand about it while not more aggressive as any other strain of the virus for the hosts body it is much more contagious and therefore it poses an increased risk of hospitalization and death and that's why a russian scientists decided to single out this particular strain 1st. well
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developed in the new test in system we used the same approach as we did for the main test it is the same express method where you need about an hour to receive test results which is much faster than the classic p.c. our testing we don't try to replace our main test it is not a method for mass diagnostics it's a tool for e.p.d. milage ical surveillance to control the spread of new strains however well developed in the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect other strains we could do it in a short period of time. well one thing to understand about covert 19 is that it's a virus that well it mutates very easily adapting to different environments and so on that's why it is potentially very concerning because what if it develops and evolves into a version that kills people quicker so that's why europe is still on lockdown at least of some degree some countries of closed outside of the e.u.
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travel's some countries closed borders even with some of its e.u. neighbors and the move the virus exists and by the way there are no signs that it is going anywhere the movie versions of itself will create but the russians are saying that with this new technology they will be able to quickly identify and single out whatever new strain comes up. our justice system aims to detect a mutation in a protein that was 1st found in this strain in britain but later it was also found in south africa and brazil and strains as well. initially we planned to use the test for e.p.o. demotic or surveillance now i do not exclude the possibility that the test can be used for differential diagnosis after grown a virus has been diagnosed in order to understand what kind of virus that person is infected with so the more scientists know about covert 19 the more information doctors have so the will be able to potentially at least tailor their treatment in accordance as to which strain
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a patient has and world make it more personal make it more individual and hopefully prevent more deaths. a mile in the u.k. you quarantine measures introduced on monday night make may make travelers think twice before traveling there because any one arriving from red listed country at the moment including u.k. nationals will have to fork out $1750.00 pounds that's more than $2400.00 to quarantine for 10 days and especially designated hotel upon arrival passengers are risk ordered through the airport and then taken by bus to their accommodation however london's heathrow airport has expressed concerns about the policy we have been working hard with the government to try to ensure the successful implementation of the poll is supreme monday but some significant gaps remain ministers must ensure there is adequate resource in the brute protocols in place for each step of before and. after the hotel to avoid compromising the safety of
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passengers and those work. the u.k. government has brought in tough penalties for anybody who flouts the rules it introduced fines of up to 10000 pounds for those failing to quarantine and a maximum prison sentence of 10 years for people who lie about where they have come from all this is creating additional challenges there for the u.k. border force. to what extent are border force going to be checking to be sure people have been noticed we're hear a lot of concern from people who are concerned about encountering someone who has been in there at this counter and hasn't declared it could the face of years are they expected to detain them or portray out as the head of a travel consultancy firm and he believes that quarantining in hotels is a risk policy and it is the world health organization said the other day that some of these variants are on the wane which means that maybe they are now being managed more effectively but before we get the data we don't know for certain what i do
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think is that hotel quarantine is still very high risk as a policy it prevents people coming into the country who might have to come in and that police often come in so it doesn't help the economy recover secondly it's high risk because as we've seen in australia and new zealand there are some who tells where the us is being transmitted from one of the guests through to a security worker or catering work and working in a hotel is then taken it back and transmitted it within their own communities it would be much better for effective testing to be done at the borders on arrival and then anyone these positive is taken in school to their own home where they could quarantine in their on their own in their own whom self isolate there and if that was inforced properly i think that would be far more effective than hotel quarantine. a spat is brewing within germany claes its borders to austria and the czech republic and the movie is part of berlin's battle to combat variance but that's not gone down well with its neighbors. for weeks but
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various minister president marcus sorta hasn't missed a single opportunity to take a pot shot at her all these constant pejorative remarks and disgraceful and don't befits a minister president that's not the way to treat neighbors the truth is that the virus cannot be stopped by close borders i think it's wrong to return to europe with close boris' like we had in march 2020 we're battling the mutated virus on the borders with the czech republican or strip the e.u. commission should support us and not throw a spanner in the works with cheap suggestions well the interruption or border controls has caused massive traffic jams as you can see here at the german check frontier under the restrictions that took effect on sunday german citizens along with truck drivers are allowed to enter germany provided they test negative however they will still be quarantined for at least 10 days on arrival and it commentator
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more believes it's not realistic though to expect countries to act as one despite the common ideals of the year. your piece of fiction you obviously are legion is a believe that we can build this european union and make it into a single gallantry eventually but it doesn't seem to work that way devon really achieve unity in the sense that the different people in europe are still as different as they used to be the german time the french know the french and italians etc and in. these areas of the people to control their own through their policy and so on if only they are all the us. this meet the globe going to build a european union that really do need to that's when your mother they were. people. that the basic things that we are different people and we have not changed it was the unity if you want to go in. the world health organization has approved the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine produced in
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south korea and india for emergency use and also a worldwide rollout but at the same time the region is formal and in sweden has temporarily suspended vaccination of its health workers with the astra zeneca shot after one in 4 sippin steve elop fever and other symptoms 2 other regions expressed similar concerns we asked the swedish epidemiologist how serious he thought the numbers are. 100 people out of 400. we don't prove it's. a single day reported or so if you saw here we have then. it 4 times more than what it is announce it as possible side effects in the if it disputed by to send it to that residence so the difference is significant it's not just a little bit more it is 4 times more so the question is why these are the separate
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cities within and not the race not the countries when the 1st thing which i would say is that the source will be in a race you know the countries i mean we have the reports from south africa we have divorced from france so will be might be. people reporting these high figures and side effects are professional or that work you can health care there are doctors and nurses etc so where did my how bitter possibility that says i don't define their side effects. but after the controversial death of george floyd at the hands of police in minneapolis the city decided to defund law enforcement however since then crime has surged and cancelled changes have been forced into a major gayton they've now voted to spend a whopping $6000000.00 in the bid to regain nor nord a recent data does suggest that the number of gunshot victims is up 250 percent compared to the same period last year and at the same time rate cases have
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increased 22 percent and robbery by almost 60 percent the city currently has around $200.00 fewer officers than usual that's after many left the force or went on leave following the death of george floyd in may last year. thank you i. let us keep that's it. i want i want change bro we all want change. this is what you get when you don't hold other cops accountable when you let them kill other people when you let them kill us we don't hold your partner accountable
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this is it this is. following those protests the president of the minneapolis city council announced plans to replace the police with what she called a transformative new model of public safety and she wasn't the only one either calling for such radical changes. i will never call sign off on funding a police department that continues to brutalize us and i will love her and stop saying not only do we need to invest burned police well we need to completely dismantle the minneapolis police department. remember they voted a few months ago to take $8000000.00 away from the police department which they did and what happened there there are some businesses in the city of minneapolis who are getting hit by the same person $2.00 and $3.00 times in
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a week and now for the city council to say well we're going to spend money to hire new police officers so you know you almost you know must have to laugh at it it's ridiculous what's going to happen is you are going to see a shortage of police officers in larger urban centers like minneapolis new york chicago los angeles most if not all of these cities are run by the democrats and the democrats tend to not support their police officers you can't support your criminals and consider them victims and not support your police and not expect crime to rise and in all of those cities i mentioned most of them have skyrocketing homicide rates skyrocketing violent crime rates you vilify your police officers you better make friends with criminals because that's all you're going to have left. i was tight with the u.s.
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because none precedented snow storm has claimed at least 4 lives in the state of texas freezing temperatures there also led to a massive power outage that left more than 4000000 households with act electricity the blizzard has seen flights being canceled in texas airports while thousands of motorists are stuck in traffic jams and state highways in recent days temperatures that drop to minus 18 degrees celsius that's the coldest in the ts on sunday president biden declared a state of emergency in texas. if you want your taste to lead for you this hour a new report just cost effectiveness of the u.s. air force in the fight against isis in the middle east we'll have a look at that in a couple of minutes. the
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world is driven by dreamers shaped by one person. who dares thinks. we dare to ask. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy foundation let it be an arms race is also a spearing dramatic development that only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk.
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now a new report by an american think tank has cast doubt on the effectiveness of u.s. air force's role in the fight against isis the survey found that military aviation had failed to significantly speed up the defeat of the so-called caliphate has sask with more. you might remember not too long ago a humble man claiming a historic victory that 'd red is isis what i took it over was a mess now or the bottom that's exactly and there is no red the ice is caliphate. has been decimated we have one good study says while washington so successfully defeated islamic state the reportedly it's now in the process of
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setting up a new military base to counter islamic state which is on the rise again so if indeed a us how busy returning to a little triangle between iraq syria and turkey it seems a good moment to ask how effective really was the us against the terror threat us trump or the pentagon full marks but read a recent report by the think time grant corp which did a deep dive into us out against islamic state between 20142019 while does leonti have room for improvement a little more aggressive in operations more just slightly accelerated the defeat of isis they're unlikely to have significantly altered the timeline the deep fighting operation inherent resolve affected ices finances but it could not affect us is main said sure of gravity territory meaning that strategic attack did not play
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a decisive role in this operation was the probably made american taxpayers who saw 20 of the billions go towards operation inherent resolve in 20019 alone think is it really worth doing it all over again to me for the report does point to successful moments in washington's fight in iraq and syria but what stands out is that despite being much better funded than other operations in the middle east including the war in afghanistan that was a slew of errors including outdated techniques slow action uncoordinated intelligence gathering and bluest unbelievably being out of practice after decades of flying primarily overboard mission since september the 11th the joint community's ability. capacity to plan and develop a deliberate strike operation in the deep areas actually feed this meant that many
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practitioners lacks experience in applying these processes to real world operations and the muscle memory to rapidly execute them and the conclusion the report comes to night the matches that last seen victorious tone of the pentagon nor does it exactly fill you with hope for any future campaigns deep strike operations help stress isis's finances and haste in its demise but what ultimately peripheral to the overall strategy ignoring this issue would be deeply problematic in the fight against a more capable adverse saree or in a more concise to their environment washington war hawks have historically preferred to repeat the mistakes over and over again so whether they break with tradition this time and take up the report's recommendations is unclear what is horrifyingly clear though is that villagers were bombed into oblivion thousands of civilian lives were lost along with all those taxpayers billions and it still
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wasn't enough something that becomes all the more horrifying when it looks like round 2 is on the cards so ask what we heard from the author and retired u.s. air force officer karen give it. she questions the motives behind the u.s. presence in syria. i think that the u.s. would spend if they want anything they're going to. spend at least as much as they have spent in the past bigger issues seem to be ignored when the united states makes decisions about where they want to put their military hard with the united states military is trooping is that we should spend more money on our defensive and offensive capabilities in many ways we use these. wars not as wars but as exercises where we can demonstrate technologies improve our nation skills are our combat intelligence or using them kind of as our own testing ground almost a playground which of course is extremely. immoral.
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pro independence parties have increased their majority in catalonia to regional parliament taking more than half the votes for the very 1st time that they had with the republican left party says it's a new chapter for the region. i don't want to mess up catalonia made history today with the independence movement has more than 50 percent of the vote and this means that this country starts a new chapter we have enormous forced to choose the still unsolved determination to achieve the freedom of the political prisoners and the return of the solver exult we have a huge force stood schieber a friend to achieve the catalan republic however despite the results a recent survey does suggest that only 44 percent of catalans are actually in favor of independence while 47 percent are against spain so it's worst political crisis in decades following a failed independence bit in 2017 by then president carter's put him on earlier we heard from an arc she's
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a spokesperson for the international committee of european citizens. this time we've not only get again an absolute majority of seats in the current parliament but also it was her parents the press corps for 50 percent plus while vaults so we are running really of. for ways of democratic race to show ourselves and the world we are completely that and the curtain in the state so we've seen always in history and in the risks of this history and the spanish the spanish to the violence against in dublin and i will write a solution and asked people to be an independent and of and state we outgrew legitimate to defend our that our that stance. in whatever manner the spanish state decides to confront. and finally the influence of major social media
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platforms is really out of the headlines these days culminating of course in the banning of donald trump and we spoke about this with the co-founder of the cyber security firm casper ski lab and she also told us about the safety of our own personal data on the net and the dangers to you can watch the full interview at r.t. dot com but here's a taste of what she said. my. you're buying it it just you know the concept of private censorship by social media is kind of a myth in fact it doesn't exist because all those companies are totally state controlled it's just that the u.s. has split and the media has found itself under the thumb of one party well the other didn't want to engage with the media in the same way for one reason or another it's still unclear why they didn't just set up their own outlets but the fact that their arms were twisted is obvious it's clear that severe measures taken by themselves one part of the country is censoring the other and the fact that this
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amazing step was taken a real breakthrough well actually trump has been blocked before but during the electoral process all the masks had been taken off already and when the election campaign started the question was only who would win democrats or republicans the democrats wanted to win so badly that they didn't care about decency anymore. in other words shut so make no mistake all platforms collect as much data as they can and even buy it from other platforms too so from this point of view they're all alike i would take a variable approach to the issue of information people need to understand what kind of information they can safely share of the web in general you can say that on some platforms your data is better protected than on others but the information isn't safe from the platform itself if you have access to some very serious information that needs to be kept in secret it's probably
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a good idea not to use electronic devices at all if you're an ordinary citizen not involved and then into social or criminal activity it's ok for you to use apps while taking reasonable precaution measures but be aware that all your movements and all your pictures and videos etc are stored in the cloud so you need to. to them as good as leaked that's all for a regular citizen however if you are a james bond then old school phone is all you can afford and the mask on your face . well if you're interested in what was being said there you can see the full interview at r.t. dot com i'll bring you up to date that's how the news is looking so far today on r.t. we're back again at the top you. imagine
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picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century what are the chapters called gun violence school shootings. first it was my job it was my fear of dealing with my savings i have nothing i have nothing and it's not like i don't try aloof or resources i look for jobs i look for everything i can to make this house. in oil of doing is. the road to the american dream paved with dead refugees it's this very idealized image i want. americans to look pasta the deaths that happen every single day this is a history of the usa america on our t.v. . is your media a reflection of reality.
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you know what started my interest i should say black americans in the soviet union in the thirty's was finding this portrait even though i hadn't gone to grad school of the master's degree in russian literature i speak russian and i had lived over there in the late eighty's finding this portrait was was a stunning development for me how did i not know about this. i didn't know that this was a phenomenon that there were many. african-americans who went to russia in the in the thirty's. in the 1920 s. and thirty's several 100 african-americans moved to the same view of the union and many of their descendants still live in russia. and name it the most because you
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know no rush but also up at a stocky a symbiotic. going on your way. and. the russians that i meet here the 1st day like hey you're part of that i want to speak russian and then . we wait in the russia that also. back home black americans suffered from racism and a complete lack of prospects. is that they lump us what the deal an idealization still remain. as my 3 of them dealers is and one by else. but by doing. so they decided to leave everything behind and start a new life in the country about which they knew almost nothing at all. from agree or ask your rear groups who are workers who are really in the know you keep your ground grid. lulay it through if you go on to go.

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