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the deaths that happen every single day. history of the usa america. french lawmakers approved. separatism bill which critics say would target muslims opponents to the bill. for days we're going to get the very latest from our correspondent in. russian scientists developed the world's 1st test for the strain of the crew on a virus that's led many countries to close their borders we hear from the head of the russian border 3 while developing the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect the strain we could do it in a short period of time. concern grows over the economic impact facing germany as freight traffic by its borders outside of the e.u.
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criticizing berlin's methods to contain the spread of. churn in minneapolis push to defund the poll use this city gives law enforcement millions of dollars to tackle a spike in violent crime. one minute past 9 in the evening here in moscow this tuesday the 16th welcome wherever you're catching the program from this hour i mean in the name. after weeks of heated debate the french national assembly has voted in favor of making into law a bill against separatism it was proposed to curb radical islam after a series of killings and incidents including the beheading of a history teacher last october let's cross live now to charlotte to penske morris to take us through it charlotte we've heard a lot of by what was
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a bill it's not to be made into law take us through it some of the criticism as well yes well this is already same degree in shrine in the values of the french republic in feet a tightening rules that range from. teaching to online to hate and it would also see jail sentences for doctors who perform their ginty tests that the idea of this law is to stop islam ists essentially from creating communities that were checked the country secular identity and also values such as equality between men and women and this is how the interior minister in france put it the bill provides concrete responses to the development of radical islam and ideology hostile to the principles and values on which the republic is founded now this law was that they did in the national assembly from all the 100 hours a rule $300.00 amendments have been made before it was passed by the deputies on
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tuesday but despite all the talking this is seen by some as being essentially akin to 4 witch hunt against muslims that was certainly to the people at a protest in paris this week. over the more you think we're going to do if we really want to fight against terrorism what's going on today has nothing to do with this fight on the contrary it will only make it worse if you have it scares me it scares me for the youth because the problem is yes we wear a veil yes we are muslim so what because we are muslims it doesn't mean that we are is frantz it is necessary to make the distinction our secular presidential election particularly muslims are the focus of debates leave us alone leave islam alone. while others say that this law doesn't go far enough and there was this
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a satisfaction with the fact that it didn't include a ban on women wearing islamic headscarves in spaces such as universities it seems that nobody is being happy with this seal particularly now this bill had been in the works for a very long time over a year ago president it talks about creating a bill like this but it really came in shop focused following a spate of islam at a terror attacks in france last year there was of course the brutal beheading of history teacher samuel petty and then 3 people being slain as a church in a nice school really a total farce to reflect and decide how it was going to target this issue that keeps rearing its head it time and time again now these attacks afaf perma stance for the french government the crackdown that followed against organizations that were deemed essentially to be anti french and the bill has also sparked diplomatic tensions and issues for france it was critical coverage in english and which media
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which led president michael himself getting involved in intervening criticizing those papers themselves and it also saying ties with some countries such as turkey and pakistan don't forget that there were protests held across countries in the muslim world there were even effigies of president back on that were burned so. it would be interesting to see how this will now play out given that it's essentially been given its 1st rubber stamp of approval by the national assembly but of course this controversial law will now go to the senate where there is a suggestion that it could be strengthened again. yeah absolutely a lot of countries i suppose as well short of looking in just to see how successful or otherwise this law is charlotte dubin ski live from paris thank you for that. russian scientists have developed the world's 1st test for the new corona virus strain that was originally detected in britain but deadlier variant has led to many
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countries closing their borders should all of picks up the story for us. 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 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.r. 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
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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. 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
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in south africa and brazil and strains as well. initially we planned to use the test for surveillance now i do not exclude the possibility that a 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 a patient has and well make it more personal make it more individual and hopefully prevent more deaths no traffic cross mean tween germany the czech republic as well as parts of austria has grown to a standstill you may have seen this over the last number of days it's occurring after berlin shut its borders fearing the spread of the highly contagious u.k. variant of the cruel a virus our europe correspondent peter oliver has been taking a closer look at the repercussions of the. huge traffic jams tailing back from
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germany's borders with both the czech republic and austria this is after burley and introduced border checks on sunday evening following outbreaks of mutant coronavirus trains in both the czech republic and in parts of austria in the tirol region in particular they put in place these blocks at seeing the huge traffic jams isn't the only areas that could be happening as well stephens i bear to angola merkel spokes person the german government spokes person has said that they government it currently reviewing doing the same thing at the borders with france due to outbreaks in that country as well no movement on that decision just yet to close the borders between germany and france it has happened between austria the czech republic and germany and so far the interior ministry here in berlin have acknowledged that situation is far from ideal. of course that our traffic
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jams and waits in times have increased at the borders at least that's what it was like when the federal police checked about 10000 people and turned away about 5000 on arrival well these traffic jams aren't just in convience they pose real problems for the german economy take the car industry for example that operates on just in time deliveries of supplies in order to work on the construction of automobiles just the shortest amount of delay well that can have a potentially huge knock on effect many parts for automobile production german locations to deliver just in time or just in sequence directly to the some blue line from austria and the czech republic if the testing and controls of the border that result in long traffic jams many car plants in germany will have a breakdown of the supply chains and the subsequent production standstill on their hands the 1st assembly line. will come to a stop within
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a few hours in the absence of material supplies there's also diplomatic fallout from these border controls both vienna and brussels on tapi with berlin that they've been putting in place there's been some particularly spicy language coming out of parts of austria germany though says it stands by the situation support these checks in place for weeks but there is minister president marcos sorta hasn't missed a single opportunity to take a pot shot at the role these constant push units of remarks of disgraceful and don't do fits 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 their cheap suggestions it seems relentless for germany
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at the moment not only dealing with the diplomatic fallout that comes from putting in place these checks they're also dealing with an outbreak of the virus in the west of the country as well as an ice cream factory and also pretty quick 210 out of 600 workers there have tested positive for covert 19 at least 2 of those it's been confirmed have tested positive for that mutated british variant of the corona virus so a lot going on a lot of stress is placed on the east those borders and in the west with a new outbreak as well or an m.e.p. for the alternative for germany party says the approach interacting the pandemic has been shown to be ineffective. the european union showed that it is incapable to react to. an forseeable situation it begin last began last year or when member states started to act because the union was unable for proper reaction. and
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then member states tried to give money and more competence is to do european union because they wanted to stabilize the union to show to citizens hey the union is able to do it but the more money and more power we transferred from the national capitals to brussels. the bigger where the mistakes made in brussels the biggest mistake you have seen is that the member states gave power to organized over keane's to brussels and to the european commission and the result is now that we have. a disaster in almost all developed countries more people. work seen and then in europe and germany is on the level of a developing country in terms of percentage of people who already got a white got lexan ated and. you see it from the early and 2020 until now the
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european union is unable to handle death pandemic it is just able to spend money for nothing. ok let's keep the focus in europe where in a bid to jumpstart its economy denmark is mulling plans to rule out controversial covert 19 vaccination passports while the practicalities are still under consideration there are fears it will mean vaccinations becoming compulsory in the country one of our instagram bloggers been pondering the questions many are asking about the. well i read that a is going to introduce a vaccine passport for the cause of aids and that other countries might be saying. well it's not effectively making the vaccine compulsory tool to those who want to leave your country who want to turn off most things i would have thought.
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of never being like to go by economic here but i like to travel so you think. not sung songs no no i don't. want to ski. different countries it was easy to do become a small. yes. very. vexed nations to visit certain countries but not to leave their own country to use every trick because this is a place you would fix one target which vaccine would you even name. which ones that . depends on where you live where these not just travel you know some companies talking about making vaccines compulsory for their employees. i will go most people will and that's a good thing but some people don't want. that introduction to those who think that
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the mother. doesn't facebook has their truth is i do not and nod to the risk through learning. about their lives with a microchip are fair enough but not all of them are like that. well yes some paper skeptical for understandable reasons but but that's not the poing who all well it doesn't matter what they're raising me as they should have a choice if we go down the path of making medical procedures effectively compulsory where does that lead us or for you want to know. in the aftermath of george floyd's death last year after being restrained by minneapolis police the city decided to defund law enforcement however since then crime has searched on council chief sub been forced into a major u. turn they've now if ordered to spend a whopping $6000000.00 in a bid to regain law and order recent data suggests nothing number of gunshot
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victims is up 250 percent compared to the same period last year additionally rape cases up increased by a 5th robbery by almost 60 percent the city currently has around 200 fewer officers than usual many left the force or went on leave following the death of mr floyd last may. i was lucky that. i was wrong because. this is what you get when you talk other cops with you let them kill other people
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with you but i would just hold your partner accountable this is this. following the summer long protest the president of minneapolis city council announced plans to replace the police what she called a transformative new model of public safety 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
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are getting hit by the same person who and 3 times in 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 city as i mentioned most of them have skyrocketing homicide rates skyrocketing violent crime rates you vilify your police
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officers you better make friends with criminals because that's all you're going to have left. ok let's say keep attention in the u.s. where an unprecedented snowstorm esteemed 4 lives at least in the state of texas freezing temperatures also led to months of power outage leaving more than 4000000 horse holes without electricity there the blizzard forced flights to be counseled on reports while thousands of motorists are stuck into. germs on state highways in recent days temperatures have dropped to minus 18 degrees celsius that was the coldest in over 30 years on sunday president biden declared a state of emergency in texas the snowstorm has also intensified the debate over renewable energy and as many wind turbines are frozen still a solar panels are covered with. a new report by an american thing because it's on the effectiveness of the u.s.
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or forces role in the fight against isis the study found that military aviation had failed to significantly stem the spread of the islamist groups caliphate saskia taylor has more you might remember not too long ago a humble man claiming a historic victory. when i took it over was a mess now on the bottom that's exactly 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 setting up a new military base to counter islamic state which is on the rise again so if indeed a us car business returning to a little triangle between iraq syria and turkey it seems a good moment to ask how effective really was the west against the terror threat us
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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 operations might 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 the strategic attack did not play 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 be for the report does point to successful moments in washington's fight in iraq and syria but what stands out is
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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 numerous to unbelievably being out of practice. after decades of flying primarily overwatch mission since september the 11th the joint community's ability and capacity to plan and develop a deliberate strike operation in the deep areas actually feed this meant that many practitioners lacked experience in applying these processes to real world operations and the muscle memory to rapidly execute them and the conclusion the report comes tonight the much as that last scene 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
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peripheral to the overall strategy ignoring this issue would be deeply problematic in a 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 villages were bombed into oblivion thousands of civilian lives were lost along with all those taxpayers billions and it still wasn't enough something that becomes all the more horrifying when it looks like round 2 is on the cards. we heard from retired u.s. air force officer curran catullus she questions the motives behind washington's presence in syria i think the u.s. would spend if they want anything they're going to. spend at least as much as they
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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 proving is that we should spend more money on our defensive and offensive capabilities and in many ways we use these. wars not as wars but as exercises or we can demonstrate technologies improve our coronation skills are our combat intelligence or using and kind of his own testing ground almost a playground which of course is extremely. immoral. true independence parties have increased their majority in cuts alone as regional parliament taking more than half the votes for the 1st time the leader of the republican left party say's it's a new chapter for the region that the union is now catalonia made history today the
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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 amnesty and solve determination to achieve the freedom of the political prisoners and the return of the self exult we have a huge force stood schieber a friend to achieve the catalan republic. doesn't appear to be quite a straight forward as that despite the results recent survey suggests only 44 percent of catalans are in favor of independence while 47 percent are against spain so its worst political crisis in decades following a failed independence bid in 2017 by then president carter's put them on earlier i spoke to r.k. she's a spokesperson for the international commission of european citizens and a long time advocate for council on self-determination. this time we not only get again napsylate majority of seats in the parliament but also with her purse the
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50 percent plus one votes so we are running really of. for ways of democratic ways to show ourselves and there were we are completed that and to be at the time in the state assembly to see in our recent history and in the recent history and the spanish the spanish violence against him davenant and i will write a solution and asked people to be an independent state we are completely legitimate to defend our stance. in whatever manner this pender state decides to confront. it's been a historic day for because as the world's leading cyber currency crushed through the $50000.00 mark per unit for the 1st time next boom bust delves into its ascent and whether the stunning bowl run looks set to continue.
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welcome to max kaiser financial survival guide. putting flour into your pension account. yanks this is what happens to pensions in britain don't let this happen to you watch kaiser report. this is boom bust one business show you can't afford to miss a bunch of boring washington coming up to coin his arrest record highs over the
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weekend nearly topping the $50000.00 mark will break down the latest run with a family of crypto guru plus the united states congress will hold hearings this week to get to the bottom of the game stop stock fiasco and they're calling some high profile names and to testify we'll go over what they hope to learn later covert cases in the u.s. are trending down as vaccination numbers go up we have a vaccine expert on hand to discuss the state of the rollout when facts show today let's dive right in. and we lead the program with the latest record run for a bit coin if big oil has it had a strong enough year already the world's largest cryptocurrency has surged yet again coming up just shy of hitting the $50000.00 mark major firms continue to flock to bitcoin but now there are complaints about the amount of energy being used to mind the cryptocurrency so let's waste no time and dig into the details to do just that we're joined by boom bust co-host and crypto analyst ben swann and
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jeffrey tucker editorial director at the american institute for economic research thank you both for being here today but i want to start with you what's behind this latest rally for because. well i'm not sure there's a latest rally i think it's an ongoing rally that we've been seen since late last year and it's continued into this year and let's face it if your you are holding because you're doing great right now look at the law must seems to be a part of it talked about tesla coming in and essentially buying up about $1500000000.00 worth of bitcoin and they would begin accepting because in order to buy a tesla we're seeing a lot of firms coming in mastercard now saying you no longer have to convert currency to feel they're able to automatically you know. transfer crypto transactions directly through master card that's a huge step we know that pay pal is gotten into this space so there's a lot of you know institutional investors who are coming in on this and everyone's work kind of. helping to propel bitcoin but at the.

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