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relationship with russia and iran is there. and their relationship all over africa is also there. from russia accuses the e.u. of breaching international law the block imposes sanctions over the jailing of opposition figures. infiltrating russian language media and leaked documents suggest the british government sought to boost negative coverage and weaken russia. while in england prime minister boris johnson hopes it's 3rd time lucky with a step plan on lifting the latest lockdown starting with schools next month despite persistently high infection. and renowned italian opera singer gets the sputnik v.j. so here in moscow that 3rd russian vaccine is registered in the country. with
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global news and reaction 24 seventh's international. welcome to world news is out 1st for you then moscow sees a newly imposed sanctions as an attempt to interfere in russia's internal affairs the book's demanding the release of kremlin critic. who's serving jail time right now for breaching the turns of a suspended sentence for fraud. in response. to events around the situation of mr not only. we reach a political ribbon to impose greece to give measures against those responsible for his arrest and sentencing and persecution. and for doing that for the 1st time ever really make usual to be in union global human gretsch regime to descend where we know that there will be sanctions we don't know exactly
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what they'll be your who will be the target of them we expect that it will be focusing on both related to the the jailing of kremlin critic alexei in the valley or expect any investigative committee the national guard the prosecutor general's office as well as the federal penitentiary service to all be the targets of the sanctions that have been promised on monday what we heard from those that brought out the high representative for foreign affairs of the european union was that this came following a meeting between the foreign ministers of the 27 member states of the e.u. they were also joined by u.s. secretary of state anthony blinken at one point down the live from washington that they were all in agreement that russia had been acting as an adversary we also wanted to do more support to all those engagement a country and russia in defending the political and civil freedoms. and at the
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same time we must define a moderate be the end it to avoid to permanent confrontation with a neighbor. who unfortunately seems to have decided to act as senator sorry. unfortunately some of those statements from high representative could well be interpreted in moscow as a change in the e.u. attitude towards russia suggesting they may well be actively get involved in russian domestic issues that is very unlikely to go down well in russia we've heard earlier from the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov who was talking about the 'd relationship between brussels and moscow and the state that it currently finds it self in just a lover of says that is all down to the european union but that russia is willing to make amends if the european union also wants to do the same.
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the framework of the relations between russia and the youth has been deliberately destroyed by brussels we must be a group of developments it's up to the e.u. to choose if they decide that relations must be rebuilt or burst will also be ready for it well this latest developments all off the back of the jailing of kremlin critic alexei no violently he's looking at 2 and a half years in a penal colony for breaching the terms of a suspended sentence that was handed down to him in 2014 when he was found guilty of having defrauded a french cosmetics company we are expecting to find out in about a week's time according to yossi but al exactly who will be the target of the sanctions and what those sanctions will directly and tail. lights germany now then for the thoughts of geopolitical analysts right of office welcome back to r.t. international the update then is that moscow says that demand for his release is
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unacceptable it interference in russia's internal affairs is it really that serious . well of course it's an interference in russian affairs we have to see that. there are other allegations in russia being dealt in court concerning the fraud jail and use of money and that had been donated to the organization of need and i think it's heart for the e.u. to determine whether these allegations are wrong or whether they are justified and of course the behavior that the european union is showing at the moment is clearly an interference through sanctions which are illegitimate according to chapter 7 of the u.n. charter if they are not based on a u.n. security council decision and this is obviously not the case that he wants to
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sanction russia the same time he wants to avoid confrontation with moscow to bring possible to straddle both those too. i have the feeling that the european union a uses alexei navalny as a tool they want to oppose russia in a geopolitical contest and therefore alexei navalny as an opposition politician comes in quite handy at this moment but it's wide obvious that the e.u. uses double standards when it uses such allies in russia because normally the european union would have to reject such utterances as alexei navalny had already made in the past about the coke asian population for example. really racist utterances and so it's really doubtful why the
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e.u. would need such a partner to put pressure to put pressure on russia in geopolitical competition so this is somewhat fishy and i think it doesn't really improve the. appearance of the e.u. in the international arena because you cannot really take this quite serious which begs the question then what's the point we had from our correspondent earlier we don't know exactly who these sanctions are going to be targeted at but will targeting specific individuals make any difference against russia. well that's hard to say because in the past year is you quickly see that the sanctions against russia have not reached their goal it has they have even a strengthened russia because it has become more economically independent and russia has or was forced 'd to lean more towards china and this is the question if
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this is the geopolitical setting which the european union should long for because. the european union strongly depends also on for example russian energy exports and above all germany has a vital interest in a strong cooperation with russia and i think north stream too is also a strong sign of this potential which germany also sees and understands in part but i think we are strongly under pressure also from. beyond from the other side of the atlantic ocean where this partnership is being seen as a threat to the international order because a strong relationship between europe and russia would be a threat of course for the germany of the united states with president biden we have a new course which is anti russia and the e.u. certainly also is sales under this flag now so i guess we'll know more next week
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when there's more detail out for now the reign of office in germany thanks very much for joining us on r.t. tonight. next the british government appears to be behind a multi-million pound push to quote weaken the russian state leaked documents allege that the q.k. hopes to boost negative coverage of russia by seeking journalists and contract is to infiltrate the country's media where i guess they have as the story. the plan was or it is simple enough the british government and its agencies recruit independent media sometimes even desired and direct their programming manage that in order to and i quote weaken the russian state it's all in the leaked papers the foreign and commonwealth office is looking for an implementor or consortium to scope a design deliver an evaluative program of interventions that will enhanced the skills and capacity or for us and journalists this project will support
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a wider regional her majesty's government program to counter the russian government's narrative and domination of the media and information space so there's even more there since what these papers paint is a picture of the british government perverting independent media twisting their reporting to suit britain's needs and wants are get involved with we call will or opinions the young and using them to subvert older generations get them to turn on the kremlin or on russian values by capitalizing on close family ties among russian speakers and revoking the spirit of the baltic way we will use young russian speakers as agents of change to influence their parents and grandparents generations and amplify distance you are able to identity through family centers direct outreach events propaganda by air land and sea
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a number of russian language outlets were mentioned specifically some radically adze government and whose claim to credibility has been their independence claim that will be now much harder to make if indeed they pocketed british money that came with strings attached and judging by these papers they weren't so much strings as cables. we are currently delivering audience segmentation and targeted support for 2 of russia's lead in independent media outlets medusa and media zona and the range of independent investigative journalists in conjunction with data analysts and king's college london the british government allegedly adjusting the independent media's editorial and commercial strategies imagine if russia was caught devising and directing independent media in britain the scandal would have been deafening naturally moscow wants aren't. the foreign office
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documents leaked to the internet reveal that the british government financial support and directly manage its various informational outlets as worse created and network of influencers and russian social media there are hundreds of documents revealing the london propaganda machine we are region and waited for london's reaction maybe it is all lights the documents detail dozens of potential programs and strategies it is impossible to verify how many were brought to life how many journalists were drafted into this propaganda offensive and how deep this corruption goes how much damage has been done what is clear is that combined with other recent revelations linking russian language media outlets to foreign governments hostile governments. independent media and independent journalist is going to spawn much more skepticism than trust.
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staying with the u.k. and schools in england could reopen as early as next month despite daily do you cope with cases hovering around the $10000.00 mark right now prime minister boris johnson earlier told them pays that all the other restrictions could hopefully be phased out by late june reporting from westminster his shoddy edwards dashti. but according to boris johnson the prime minister this 3rd lockdown is going to be the last he's just announced his route. out of this lockdown and he says he has described it as a one way road to freedom and has essentially said that the united kingdom will be cautious but this policy is irreversible. so stunned sure with the numbers in hospital only now beginning to fall below the peak of the 1st wave. but were able to take the steps because of the resort of the british public. service of our religious in ventilating more than 17500000 people across the u.k.
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well the united kingdom has been in this 3rd full scale national lockdown for some 2 months now so it's a hugely welcome to move than boris johnson says much of it is to do with the success of the government's vaccination rollout scheme of course we're now looking at 17700000 people have been vaccinated up and down the country and that's one of the motivating factors to lifting the lockdown scenario what's being proposed is a 4 step process with 5 weeks in between each process for the government to pause and reflect and analyze the data before moving on to the next step so the 1st key date is march the 8th that's when all schools will reopen and outdoor socialising will also be permitted with one other person depending on how all of that then goes we will move through the other phases as well with non-essential shops pubs bars and restaurants and things like the gym cinemas hair and beauty all of those such things will begin their reopening to step 4 is the final step it won't happen until
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at least the end of june and that will see a removal of all limits of social contact as i say no earlier than the end of june but that is basically the goal that is basically the return to normality with people being able to go about their lives as freely as they wish but the united kingdom is not alone in the. it's lockdown measures we only have to look to other countries across europe like germany which is also following suit despite case numbers still being incredibly high despite that grim factors to sticks remain at the high level many regions across the country have begun the process of reopening their schools causing a lot of worry and panic among education and science unions who fear that the process is being rushed through far too soon from my point of view you can't keep the school soap and when it becomes clear that the infection risk is rising considerably the regions that are now opening the nurseries and schools are running high risk all covert 19 has gripped the world for the last 12 months or so and
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while it is safe to say that everybody is incredibly desperate to see lockdown ending the key question is whether or not it's really safe to end these lockdowns considering case numbers are so high. right now the tally an opera singer has been inoculated with the sputnik 3 cobra job while on tour here in moscow and ahead of her performance of the bolshoi theater she told us why you knew this would be out there was that what you know since i am in moscow to work at the bolshoi theater i had an opportunity to take this putting the short term took it in europe's putting 3 is considered one of the most effective it is amazing that russia made its vaccine available to whoever wants to get it as a foreigner i had the opportunity to get inoculated for free but many people even asked me whether they can come to russia and get vaccinated it won well for me i didn't experience any side effects. vaccines helped to bring down the number of daily new covert cases here in russia and on saturday
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a 3rd national shop was registered and scheduled for distribution next month on the political situation with the european union and hopes that sputnik v.a. will get to the block to. and what i'm think of when it comes to europe it is a huge problem that it is failing to vaccinate all citizens as quickly as possible should hamper their return to work however here in moscow everything is up and running on quite a regular basis shops here says everything is open we musicians feel shocks to have all the c.s.s. as well as other cultural facilities closed i can't understand why there is the slowdown in europe my 10 pm friends are very preoccupied b.r. afraid that it will complicate a post code recovery i'm in favor of sending sputnik the supplies to europe and elsewhere if it helps overcome the problem of vaccine shortages and allows everyone to get vaccinated. here without say on the way facebook spam blocking public information on covert vaccinations the firm says it's
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thinks. we dare to ask. hello again facebook has by mistake blocking messages from public authorities promoting vaccination against cove it calling into question the platform's effectiveness and helping awareness campaign to reach their audience the restrictions made it very difficult for the township in our efforts to inform our residents about important information regarding covered 1000 registration and updates this is very unfair in september messages from 110 groups and institutions in the us and europe began being removed from agro taishan and sent to
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a register of political messages since then facebook's acknowledge the mistake and restored the posts from a few of those organizations. well we have temporarily paused as about social issues selections were politics we continue to allow ads about coverage 19 the promote vaccine efficacy and have made our guidance to advertisers on how to run them publicly available we spoke to a specialist in internet law who believes the case is part of a wider problem. through the course no suggestion date on. the libor rate asked by facebook globally suggested before were all or are we to know stres book by no believe. be varying certain i divert a certain outcome brains in order to suit its own political agenda we know now they'd phrase book is a political player and it could be it could certainly be that one day our facebook
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ruled the side to promote an agenda is promoting chaos. there are plenty of political groups in ideologies that rival kaos. big problem of course now for his book used it once facebook has declared itself is a political player once facebook is. it has got people who are varying a certain political ads who are very certain political opinions and views we are always going to look at 3 stuck in very very suspicious hours. the family of a boy who allegedly froze to death in texas is suing power companies for $100000000.00 tragedy struck after temperatures dropped dramatically last week in the lone star state the 11 year old died on tuesday at his family's mobile home he was sharing a bed with his younger brother under several blankets trying to stay warm home and
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reportedly been without power for days just like many others amid the snowstorm right now investigators are still looking into the cause of death but the family lawsuit says the boy died of hypothermia. despite having knowledge of the dial weather forecast for at least a week in advance and the knowledge that the system was not prepared for more than a decade electric reliability council of texas and to fail to take any preemptive action that could have averted the crisis and were wholly unprepared to deal with the crisis at hand. even those who do have access to heat and power in texas are directing serious questions at energy companies stuff the electricity prices soared . i'm pretty much 9 dollars a kilo what electricity but i was very conservative with my electricity so i had no idea exactly why but it's really so much that only going that i absolutely cannot afford it i'm not exactly sure you know who can go back to the point where some
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people have totally turned up their power because they can't. they just can't afford it it's a basic necessity for a living do you think utilities should not car spout. over $4000000.00 power outages were reported as the blizzard toll through texas and there's been an estimated $18000000000.00 worth of damage inflicted throughout the region $15000000.00 people have also reported disruption to their water supply and any 70 have died across the u.s. from the unusually cold conditions right now meanwhile the governor of texas has pledged to bring the spiraling energy bills under control. we're moving quickly to alleviate this problem and we'll continue to work collaboratively throughout this week on solutions to help texas families and ensure they do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills. other politicians are also stepping in to help congresswoman sheila jackson lee delivered pizza and water to residents in houston a keyless called a mosque and said ordinary people shouldn't be picking up the tab for the failure
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of government and power companies across this is a natural disaster except it's because they don't have the emperor structure and they're not ready and prepared for this type of thing but again why should the working class with the middle class have to pay for that because to be deregulated because the government needs to step in because no way they should be monopolized so that they can charge whatever it is that they want to everyone that strives the employer structure and preparing they've had time they've known that they chose not to invest in it and so this is what happened it's the perfect storm. there's been a backlash against coca-cola after an employee revealed it's training workers to be less white it goes to all of us the story. club soda flavors caffeine and ton of sugar it's a well guarded secret for sure but there can't be much more to bring up an iconic coke but how can we make it even better coca-cola thought well how about we make
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our white employees a less white but put down your stones at least for now this has nothing to do with blackface but rather a training course for workers the video circulating on social media is from a publicly available learning series and there's not a focus of a company's curriculum better together global learning curriculum is possible learning plan to help build an inclusive work place in the program an almost step by step guide on how to get the vice of whiteness out of you be less arrogant be less oppressive be more humble well let me something for you real quick just quit acting like a jerk would jump and generally speaking it's great advice to follow while navigating through life all together but when the public found out some weren't happy that all those negative traits had been dumped on one particular race sadly
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the irony of confronting racism by telling you to be less of your skin color will be lost on many i don't know about you but i can do in coca-cola products any more emergent cook telling employees to be less black or be less jewish is the except to bill and unethical to tell anyone to be lists of their race religion if in the city 6 you orientation it's the i'm ashamed to have coca-cola on my resume however some users pushed back and hailed coca-cola of its efforts they should have changed this to talk specifically about whiteness and not be less white but good in coca-cola for doing this work. only bigots sematic coca-cola for the less whites training that the only ones who won't even examine what else is there because they said to themselves in white the pity proving the training's very premise the majority of that content looks to be on point it's that last light which is an issue because of
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the rigidity of corporate america coca-cola is just the latest in a host of companies to help on the world bandwagon from changing profile pictures to show support for the black lives matter movement to rebranding the whole product lines deemed to be well behind the times. to eat healthy used to be all about carbs fats and proteins not anymore though
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racism bigotry and intolerance literally on the menu and you better watch out after all you are what you eat. or just before we wrap up this policy i want to show you what's happening right now in barcelona in spain catalonia region was lining up for a 7th consecutive night of unrest there riot police out in force facing off against protesters at the root of all this it's against the recent jailing of catalan rapper pablo hassel he was arrested last tuesday found guilty of insulting the spanish royal family. glorifying terrorism in his lyrics and tweets protests have been ongoing in barcelona ever since then they ramped up at the weekend too with the elderly and families out in force saying that the rappers prosecutions at all with freedom of expression we're going to keep watch on that and give you more on all developing stories after cross talk on r.t.
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. the british and american governments being accused of destroying lives in their own interests or you see in this these techniques is the state devising methods to him to essentially destroy the personality of an individual. by scientific. this
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is how one doctor's theories were allegedly used in psychological warfare against prisoners deemed a danger to the state that was the foundation of the method of psychological interrogation psychological courtroom. disseminated within the u.s. intelligence community and worldwide among our allies for the next 30 years. the victims say they still live with the consequences today.

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