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french lawmakers approved. separatism bill which critics say. opponents to the bill. as. russian scientists developed the world's 1st test for the u.k. strain of. many countries to close their borders we hear from the head of the russian. while developing the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect. we could do it in a short period of time. concern grows over the economic impact facing germany as kilometers affright traffic its borders. to
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contain the spread all over. the u. turn in minneapolis push to defund the city gives law enforcement millions of dollars. in filing. pleasure to have your company today my names you know mail this is our to international our top story. after weeks of heated debate the french national assembly has voted in favor of making into law a bill against separatism critics say targets the country's 5700000 muslims that's the largest number in any western country it was proposed to curb radical islam after a series of killings including the brutal beheading of a history teacher last october charlotte is in paris for us. well this law
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is aimed at in trying the values of the french for public it includes a tightening of around things such as religious teaching to all i hate and it will also see chance sentences for doctors who perform the genesee tests now the idea of this war was to stop islam ists from creating communities that reject the country's secular identity and also values of equality between men and women this is how the country's interior minister put it the bill provides concrete responses to the development of radical islam an ideology hostile to the principles and values on which the republic is founded this in law was debated for hours and hours in national socialist with m.p.'s impulse and going through every section of it more than a 100 hours from spent a limited facts and there were more than $300.00 amendments made but despite all of that talking this rumor is seen by some as being king to
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a witch hunt against muslims are the more they will to do it if we really want to fight against terrorism what's going on today has nothing to do with this white on the contrary it will only make it worse if you have a minute 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 threats it is necessary to make the distinction our secular in each presidential election particularly muslims are the focus of debates leave us alone leave islam alone. now the bill has also. problems and tensions with other countries you might remember it was political cult rage in english to media the lead to present life old person it seems that he was unhappy about that and it's also selling toys country pakistan. russian scientists have developed the world's
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1st test for the new corona virus strain that was originally detected in britain but deadlier for in terms led to many countries closing their borders igor's adele 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 well death and that's why 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. our testing we don't try to replace our main test it is not
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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 test and system we kept in mind that if we need to detect other strains we could do it in a short period of time here. 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 that with this new technology they will be able to quickly identify and
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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 to test for surveillance now i do not exclude the possibility that to test can be used for differential diagnosis after coronavirus 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 they 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. have taken us through that no traffic crossing between germany and the czech republic as well as parts of austria has grown to a standstill it's occurring after berlin shut its borders fearing the spread of the
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highly contagious u.k. variant of the crawler virus europe correspondent peter all of our takes a closer look there repercussions of the. huge traffic jams tailing back from germany's borders 'd 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 in the
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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 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 the 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 the german locations to deliver just in time or just in sequence directly to the assembly 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
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a breakdown of the supply chains and the subsequent production standstill on their hands the 1st assembly line. will come to a stop within 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 session to put these checks in place for weeks but there is minister president marcus 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.
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commission should support us and not throw a spanner in the works with their cheap suggestions it seems relentless for germany 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. and we pay for the alternative for germany party sees the e use approach in tackling the pandemic has laid bare its limitations. the european union showed that it is incapable to react to. an forseeable situation it
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begin last began last year or when member states started to act because the union was unable for proper reaction. and then member states tried to give money and more competences 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 the mistakes made in brussels the biggest mistake you have seen is that the member states gave debt power to organized of a 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 'd 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
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a white got lexan ated and. you see it from the early and 2020 until now the european union is unable to handle death pandemic it is just able to spend money for nothing in a bid to jumpstart its economy denmark is mulling plans to roll large controversial covert 19 vaccination passports on the practicalities are still under consideration there are fears it will mean vaccinations becoming compulsory in the country one of her instagram bloggers been pondering the questions many are asking about the. well i read that a is going to introduce a vaccine possible 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
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leave your country who want to turn off most things i would have thought. 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 skew. different cultures it was easy to do become a small. yes. 3. bucks nations to visit certain countries but not to leave their own country to to use every trick because this place 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. actually. i will most people will and that's
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a good thing but some people don't want. that introduction to those who think that the mother. doesn't facebook has their truth is i do not and nod to the risk. of their lives the 3 ships are fair enough but not all of them are like that. well yes some papers 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. still ahead on the program the city of minneapolis in the u.s. spends millions of dollars on its police after a major surge in crime blamed on the earlier defunding of the forced out story and more for you after the shortest upgrade.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development 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. let's start back in the u.s. where 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 surged and consul chiefs have been forced into a major u. turn they've now i voted to spend a whopping $6000000.00 in a bid to regain law and order recent data suggests that the number of gun shop victims is up 250 percent compared to the same period last year additionally rape
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cases of increase by a 5th robbery by almost 60 percent the city currently has or run $200.00 fewer officers than usual many left the force or went on leave amidst the scenes of protests riots and looting that followed the death of mr ford last me. through. the process that. i was i want to change. this is what you get when you call the cops when you let the other people who you let. go of this.
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following the months long protest the president of minneapolis city council announced plans to replace the police with what she called a transformative and new model of public safety and she wasn't alone in 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. to something you don't see
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a lot of in texas on the unprecedented snowstorm there has to claim to a least 4 lines freezing temperatures also led to a must have power outage leaving more than 4000000 households without electricity the blizzard forced flights to be canceled out texan reports while thousands of motorists are stuck in traffic jams. on state highways in recent days temperatures have dropped to minus 18 degrees celsius the coldest in over 30 years all new sunday president biden declared a state of emergency in texas the snowstorm has also intensified the debate over renewable energy as many wind turbines are frozen still solar panels are covered with ice. a new report by an american think house coastguards on the effectiveness of the u.s. or forces rule in the fight against isis the study found that military aviation had feel to significantly stem the spread of the islamist groups caliphate saskia
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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 the 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 west against the terror threat us trump or the pentagon full marks but read a recent report by the think time grant corporation which did
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a deep dive into us out against islamic state between 20142019 while does lente have room for improvement a little more aggressive operations more just slightly accelerated the defeat of isis they're unlikely to have significantly altered the timeline the deep fighting operation inherent result of affected arses finances but it could not affect us is his main center 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 that despite being much better funded than other operations in the middle east
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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 peripheral to the overall strategy ignoring this issue would be deeply problematic
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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 corps and she questions the motives behind washington'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
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makes decisions about where they want to put their military or to part with the united states military is proving 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 coronations skills are our combat intelligence or using them kind of as our own testing ground almost a playground which of course is extremely. immoral. for more great programs get their start in moments and i'm back after that the top of the hour with more stories from the day hope to catch you by phone. the world is driven by dream shaped by our own personal those great.
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dares thinks. we dare to ask. in the 1920 s. and thirty's several 100 african americans moved to the soviet union and many of their descendants still live in russia. looking at the post because you know no rush for us though up our stuff yes it. will cyclone things on your bios at the dock and it will start back home black american suffered from racism and a complete lack of prospects. is acting up a smug real lybia losing show one by else a store on but by doing. so they decided to leave everything behind and start
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a new life in a country about which they knew almost nothing at all some of the african americans who were to prove you're in you're in the know if you found great crowd. to moulay a golf you you're going to go oakland you and now almost a 100 years later the history is repeating itself my great grandfather george time went to russia. probable worst time to go anywhere why not. when i come here. the news is moving at a lightning speed lately however the subject seemed to be a blank slate the same coronavirus impeachment by dint trump carbon copy topics but just happens to be a different order and angle of the day but one of the stories being miss which you
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need to know welcome to a new season of news the issues where our goal is going to be to cover those stories which others miss and give you the 360 view of the topics you need to know so i did a show we're going to bring back into the spotlight the day when independent investors expose wall street manipulation and why it seems robin hood has decided to get more active in politics and the cancel culture is obvious here in america but now it is spreading around the world with countries now becoming angry at the u.s. for allowing this strategy to infiltrate their borders we will have a live report from one from the streets of one of those countries which also happens to be one of our closest allies and while the impeachment hearings are done the troops and barbed wire remain but at least those are tangible and visual symbols of the political battle america is currently in and today's $360.00 view we're going to talk about the deep cuts made to the political fabric of
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a both parties and discuss what both parties gained or lost in a day well that's besides their dignity and scotty no hughes and a you're watching a new views hughes on our team america. i. do hear a sigh of relief on saturday when the senate concluded the 2nd impeachment hearing of donald trump will make no mistake that side did not come from here within the beltway as there were tears and cries of injustice at least when the cameras were rolling but the sigh of relief from the rest of america who regardless of whether or not they supported drop really wanted congress to put their focus back on the physical and economic recovery from across a virus but even with the vote being over washington d.c. still looks like a scene from a war movie with no obvious the threats being disclosed to the public natasha sweet brings us the latest. just before inauguration national guard troops swarmed many
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capitals throughout the country into science in a heavy presence in washington d.c. just before biden was sworn in there were more than 26000 national guard troops in the nation's capital city but they weren't sent packing after the 20th right now there are roughly 7000 guard troops providing security that number is expected to be reduced to some 5000 come march and now according to an internal e-mail leaks to the press troops could stay through the fall of 2021 the e-mail also reveals a meeting on feb 17th or question the department of defense to engage with capitol police were guarding post march 12th support according to pentagon spokesman john kirby the defense secretary is directing commanding officers across the military to select a date for a one day stand down to discuss military extremism he understands that a one day stand down across the forces is going to miss you know when the solve everything but it might bring to light concerns and experiences that were otherwise .

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