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the cold war begins. i. think that hollywood is a free. this is strictly. a business and the other side is. how would i define calling it a call to dream manufacture which i think's true. i think equally it's a problem in the fact. russia space. between the us and moscow. washington this comes off for america and the expulsion of 10 russian diplomatic personnel i'll get more sanctions us from moscow for what the ministry. the us president said it's a symbolic deadline of september 11th for withdrawing u.s.
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troops from afghanistan saying it's time they came home. put the burden on afghanistan's neighbors with a long piece. in the french parliament passes a controversial security bill human rights groups threaten to reveal the lives of people. live from moscow thanks for joining us tonight here on our teams and holkins with you till morning welcome to the program. the president joe biden has announced a new round the russian sanctions while at the same time saying the u.s. isn't looking to escalate tensions with moscow the russian foreign ministry though says washington bears full responsibility for those here ational relations and that russia has no choice but to retaliate. today you know i've been through several steps including the expulsion of several russian officials as a consequence of their actions i've also signed an executive order authorizing new
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measures including sanctions to address specific conference actually is that russia has taken against u.s. interest but against such aggressive behavior will undoubtedly meet fam resistance every spawn's to the sanctions will be inevitable washington has to understand that there will be a price for the degradation of bilateral relations and it is the u.s. that is entirely responsible for what is happening meanwhile the russian foreign ministry some in the u.s. ambassador in moscow for talks it was told washington sanctions will be met the like for like and any attempts the discoveries that would be totally inappropriate or my colleagues. talked through the days develop. as the russian reaction makes clear this latest move from the us represents a sharp hit to relations between the 2 countries and the measures being announced are quite extensive they came in the form of a 5 page executive order so what's in it let's take
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a look now 10 personnel from the russian diplomatic mission in washington d.c. are to be expelled and the biden administration said that that includes representatives of russian intelligence services giving them details as to what exactly that means 32 and cities and individuals or sanctioned for quote carrying out russian government directed attempts to influence the 2020 us presidential election comes as no surprise that that was also within the document apart from that the u.s. treasury will also be targeting a number of russian financial institutes and 6 russian technology companies have been designated saying that they provided support to russian intelligence services allegedly facilitating malicious cyber attacks now with all that in mind the white house seems to be taking a rather paradoxical approach to russia relations with russia as in the statement outlining all of these measures they started off with a call for stable relations with moscow the biden administration has been clear
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that the united states desires a relationship with russia that is stable and predictable we don't think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory however we have also been clear publicly and privately that we will defend our national interests and impose costs for russian government actions that seek to harm us this is not the 1st time we've heard certain sentiments coming from the biden an instruction like that but then they hit moscow with the sanctions and other measures and they've also now officially laid the blame for the solar wind cyber attack at the feet of russian intelligence for a little background on that last year a piece of software called solar winds was hit with a cyber attack and those behind it gain access to digital files of so. well u.s. government agencies including the treasury the justice and state departments it was a huge deal at the time the u.s. said that they suspected that moscow was behind the attack but investigations were still going on but now the finger of blame is being firmly pointed out russia but
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again with this caveat that the u.s. has high confidence quote unquote in the assessment that russia is to blame but no concrete evidence has been put forward and russia has all this time of course denied any involvement whatsoever and it's also isn't it shop change in tone that we've heard from america over the last couple of days because you know if you going back to then the walls talk of a summit between america and russia well exactly just 2 days ago on tuesday biden and putin spoke by phone or biden once again said that his goal was to build a stable and predictable relationship with russia and at the time he also proposed a summit between the 2 leaders to take place and a 3rd country and the biden administration has said that that summit that meeting is vital to stop the ex escalation of tensions between the 2 powers but the russian foreign ministry says that he sees actions speak a whole lot louder than those sort of words joe biden was joe biden said he's
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interested in the normalization of russia u.s. relations but the actions of his administration show us the opposite the u.s. is not ready to deal with the reality of the multiple world was shocked at the possibility of american has humani instead they count on sanctions and interference in our internal affairs so at this point russia says that they are going to react to these measures coming from the u.s. and the white house in turn says they reserve the right to react to russia's reaction while adding and here's the kicker that it would be best if everyone restrain themselves from escalating the situation any further. political analyst chris bambery believes sanctions are the least efficient way to resolve a current issues between moscow and washington if you recall when donald trump was 1st elected he was adamant he was going to improve a relationship with with putin and with moscow but a majority opinion in the white sows the united states military united states security and american elites in general is in favor of this hard line of
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encouraging a new cold war so even if i did was being our friend which was cheated in suggesting talks the majority of the american people who matter in the united states the people rule the united states are insistent on this cold war agenda with russia does seem that biden agree to have this summit and he seemed to be you know looking towards some sort of solution particularly towards the build up military buildup at least create has no cheek in this hard to stance which china help the process of trying to resolve matters it is to train and cannot help improve relations to moscow washington and other western. taliban is warning that problems will be compounded if the u.s. and allied forces fail to withdraw from afghanistan before the may 1st deadline struck last year this comes as joe biden announced this week that all u.s. and nato troops will be finally removed by mid september they may have been there for too long he's also called on regional powers to offer more support afghanistan
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as america depart our senior correspondent or i guess he have spent looking at the announcements and ramifications. joe biden says this is it the end of the afghan war new more extensions apart from well these last one until september we cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in afghanistan hoping to create ideal conditions for the draw and expecting a different result according to the deal struck between trump and the taliban america was supposed to be gone in a couple of weeks time by may 1st but the president the new president claimed that didn't give him enough time the new date is symbolically september 11th and the thousands of u.s. and nato troops on that date will have left in light of this and recognizing that there is no military solution to the challenges of ganesan faces and lies have
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determined that we will start their withdrawal of the residents are told mission full says by may fast new d.n.a. 2 wants to be in afghanistan nobody but they went to do a job to make sure that al qaida and its ilk never make it home again and the only thing worse than staying in afghanistan is leaving before that job is done which has the potential to cost 20 years of war and bloodshed and effort to the when our common goal is clear afghanistan should never again service a haven for terrorists to attack our old man's. so our presence is conditions based while no our ally wants to stay in afghanistan longer than necessary we will not leave before the time is right it's the us government itself is divided and i'm on
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a to germany for example which previously opposed the withdrawal czech republic came out and said that this is the wrong decision but that the pull out in solidarity leaving behind a vast dangerous and uncertain ballot vacuum the war isn't over almost 2000 people have been killed that have got a start in the 1st 3 months of this year but now that's a problem for others it will ask other countries of the countries in the region to do more to support of kynaston especially pakistan as well as russia china india in turkey. they all have a significant stake in the stable future for afghanistan under stab at the taliban and now is believed to be more powerful than any point in 20 years they control a contest more than half the country and that's with thousands of nato troops keeping them at bay with those foreign troops gone what's to stop them taking law
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but siege in kabul and doing decades of humanitarian and human rights progress would they still feel obligated to root out hardline terrorists. which the u.s. never came here for the benefit of afghanistan no one was happy with the u.s. coming here and i don't think many people will be sad to see them leave the u.s. came to afghanistan for its own interests and that includes nato and all other foreign troops which are under the orders of washington when the us came in 2001 they vowed to deliver peace in afghanistan but they failed we could never trust american promises i guess if the u.s. soldiers leave afghanistan i think the situation would become worse because our country's security forces are not equipped well enough to fight against the taliban who have had the weaponry the us promised many times in recent years about withdrawing its troops but nothing happened we help for peace let's see what will happen. as you know the us came to ensure security in afghanistan and as you
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know the situation has become worse day by day conflicts increased and now the americans are leaving i don't think the americans want afghanistan to prosper they're just seeking a way to flee from the mess they made and they are thinking about the afghan people right now as i mean i think it could be good if we get peace the afghan people want peace it's a good idea that america leaves of ghana stand we the afghan people are tired of war the taliban are also angry they feel cheated again by this withdrawal deal they already field commanders are promising nightmare for foreign troops until they pull out. and on that note american and european taxpayers who lost trillions of dollars on this war are left to hope for the best at seat no guarantees no progress the result of the afghan war is that everyone's been left to hoop for the best. c n
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n as long plodded itself on being the most trusted name in news that promises once again under scrutiny after c.n.n. technical director was recorded in a sting operation explaining that at work the black gloves matter movement in a favorable way. a strategic these are trying to eat like. people are getting back to. the box you. need to protect. someone. to try like hell to be able to make it like i mean it's individually it's not you know. that's not good enough it's about the earlier this week investigative journalist group project veritas published 2 other parts of their undercover operation in which c.n.n. executive charlie chester admitted the outlets how to put term and agenda to get donald trump out of office and it played up the death toll to secure ratings audi
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contacted c n n for comment on the revelations will bring them soon as we receive a response we spoke earlier to nick give us news we have executive director at project veritas he told us it's time people began asking questions. we can speak to the fact that this technical director charlie chester he was certainly part of the culture he was speaking as if they were an advocacy group and this is a network that uses the tagline the most trusted name in news does the most trusted name in news you know colluded directly or indirectly with black lives matter that's a question for the american public to ask it seems that the rules that as a society that we all thought were in place are no longer in place there is no more roebuck this is you know this is concerning this is something that the american people should be looking into this is something they should be studying and this is something that they should know about because anything this big that means people make value decisions that affect their lives every day based on the news and if
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you're telling them you're real and in you know we're off hours you're saying that you're completely fake your propaganda that needs to be investigated that needs to be looked at further. a controversial security bill has been passed by the french parliament that grants additional powers the more host won't body but has also faced widespread criticism for making it harder to cool it out police abuse is already shot at they've been ski with more. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from human rights organizations and also journalists who says well concerned about elements contained in this global security bill now one of the most controversial elements was oh it's a cool 24 we've discussed it many times and the feelings about this is that it would continue issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing images of police offices as
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a result of that controversy and the widespread protests we saw here in france the government said it was going to completely revise this particular article let's take a reminder over the protests against article 24. well the government said it was 3 writing that article completely but as it's been posted a there are elements that still are being criticized by many article $24.00 in the bill that was posted a bipolar menteri and still contains limits on who can and call and publish images
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all of the police if they use images of publish with an intent to harm physically or mentally one of those offices on the cheek if somebody is found guilty of doing that they would then face a fine of 75000 euros or up to 5 years in jail so a pretty severe penalty for that but it wasn't just. article 24 that caused concern this no as it's being passed now gives police offices the right to film interventions that they make it is allows them to regulate the use of drones for the police to be able to monitor a protest potentially and it allows officers to carry their weapons even when they are d.t. some have described this move as essentially making throws a dysfunctioning democracy and where to go but in simple terms this law will
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significantly restrict freedoms the use of drones during protests and things like that this is a disaster for democracy and freedom but i think security is as important as it is true but there are people who abuse it the harm is not for freedom itself people and not freedom cause harm. you need to think if there are other tools that would be more consistent with the principle of human freedom the right to protest is our right that we spy on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france i knew when panel of experts also raise concerns about this nor saying that it was incompatible with international human rights. the bill could lead to significant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in particular the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression so despite those continuous cause to scrap this bill it has been passed on thursday by
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parliamentarians 75 voting for it 33 against it but human rights organizations say this isn't the end they say that they will continue to challenge this law when it now goes to france's constitutional court and it says that that last decision will be made as to whether this bill will become. german capital after the constitutional court overturned but in rule the law has been one of the most debated in the country in recent years it had frozen rent payments at 29000 levels for 5 years people are furious about the cuter.
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it all started very peacefully here it ended with some people being taken away by the police in some small clashes between protesters and police offices here in this old started following a ruling in germany's constitutional court that made a boy a red cow that was put in place last february by the senate the the government of the state of 'd this throws costs 2019 prices it was done because of the rises in rental costs here in the german capital they've gone up by around a 3rd between 25 to teen and 2019 people were saying that it was just becoming on affordable to live in the city and people being priced out of certain areas the opposite side of the landlords the rental companies would say that the state house is no place to meddle in the market they also say that putting in place rental
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comps would stop new apartments from being built what actually was decided in the constitutional court had nothing to do with the actual ins and outs of rental power they actually ruled on whether the city of and how the jurisdiction to put it in place sold in the 1st place they ruled that things to do with rent like they were actually in the federal law and said germany has a lot to deal with already and this state law couldn't seem to see that it's worth pointing out that actual piece of federal legislation here in germany covering rents dates back around 120 years so it hasn't really taken into account. and of course the recent influx of people we've seen coming into and rental prices i talked about what this could mean is some quite nasty bills arriving through the doors of around 1500000 households it's 90 percent of the residences in berlin
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that will be affected by this what the ruling says is that landlords could claim back in a really is for the rent that they say they would have been by having rents camped like this now some rental companies have said they're not going to ask for that money back but others have said that they will do that which surely is not going to go down well with a lot of people because this coupled with the pandemic coupled with people having lost jobs is seeing quite a lot of economic impact here in moore through thousands of people it's quite hard to put an exact figure on it people were overall very peaceful it was very loud people were told to bring along pots and pans to buy and when there were clashes though they did a little nasty very quickly but overall a very peaceful meeting but this isn't over yet berlin still is going to see rental rises it would seem there's also some contracts that have been signed since this came into place that have what is being called shadow rent shadow clauses in there
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whereby those rents could now skyrocket following this ruling by the constitutional court what they say is needed is a ruling on a federal level whether they'll get bad or not not for sure. so culture appears to have struck again the recent. conservative group at the university of northern colorado was disrupted by activists many of whom were part of the black lives matter movement now according to university officials the event was shut down because of violations of the school's mosque policy as behind the to say there were clear double standards applied as officials allowed protesters to get rowdy and one step away from being. well here we can see the campaign is making noise and disrupting proceedings conservative personality will which he was to speak of the event gave us his take on what happened. they don't want to have conservatives come and speak on their campuses because they know that if the students here will know it's messenger greater usenets is that maybe they'll turn
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against the agenda at the university and they don't want that so you want there to be open discourse you want there to be people on the left and people on the right able to have conversations that come together and find out the best ideas but the far left in america doesn't want that at all if you have a difference of opinion in them and they want to shut you down they don't want to hear your side of the story all they want to ostracize you to destroy you to shame you for your beliefs and so it's not like those protesters new ones going to take my mascot and that's what they were crazy they went crazy because i have a different point of view and people were interacting like and it was a terrible display on their part is the far left. it's a big day for rush and science with a cancer specialist from moscow becoming the 1st ever russian to be officially made a member of the prestigious american surgical association you go to cut cough is currently moscow's leading oncologist he's a pioneer of keyhole surgery for cancer treatments in the country during his 30 year long career dr has published a pretty astonishing 7 major studies that almost $300.00 papers russia historian
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martin mccauley the news is particularly significant given the current political climate. a top russian specialist are among the best in the world and if i could resist same in the soviet union took soviet doctors and specialists were among the best in the world russian specialists have always had this high reputation and now this is no mostly important history stages because he's the 1st russian even admitted to this very important surgical association but also i don't time of enormous tension between russia and the united states so it proves that if you put politics aside when you go to medicine or science or literature or anything else there is going to call a lot of common ground between russia and the united states they can come together and you don't have the conflict you have in politics and indefensible it was then it's meant for us want to come your way in just a few moments tying for us viewers it's boom bust the team and i are back an awful
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lot with the latest join us again that. psychiatric drugs are essential for millions of patients rather they want that pill that they hope will take care of their problem thoroughly and rapidly in the short term they really work the problem is in the long term and mostly disastrous suddenly stopping a drug can cause withdrawal symptoms more serious than the condition it was meant to treat instead of the beneficial effects of these different medicines ending up to something wonderful and very often their harmful effects add up to something terrible can pill solve all ills or are we trying to medicate life itself i just think i was and i was just scared i was a scared little girl of 24 and like. i didn't have to be so complicated.
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need to. know when the benefits of the lessons that solicit it to prevent. her from or your morgue you're more your partner going to provide. water source i.q. all those lucifer mistletoe is just that i'm like i don't i'm just. it is not my achievement mr davies are 5 feet of plans for conceit but indeed and carried out by the people themselves if alan would produce or even floor with the idea of making a film like this he probably be branded as crazy. now is the sentiment during the war the soviets were brave heroes resisting nazis that's going to change of course
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after the war but once the cold war begins. little people think that hollywood is a free place but only what is strictly defined by one side of the business and the other side is. how would i define hollywood is a call to dream manufacture which i think's true but i think equally it's a problem in the fact. hey folks next up on dennis miller course when we got a great comedian he's got a 2nd netflix special called the greatest average american and i know he perceives themselves as that except the greatest average american doesn't usually get a 2nd netflix special the reason he did is because he has i find it really area di
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perceptive takes on contemporary american life nate barnett see and he's right after this dennis miller plus what. hey folks welcome to dennis miller plus one and a so because i admire this guy's chops and i saw a special how to flush out the name for me was tennessee kid i think maybe in the last year or 2 and has sort of a halting manner that i dug but the you know is almost hedberg and because of his stump listen the line did say wow what a sharp observation but i always like it when you get a smart southern kid because they always played southern people like they just dragged up from the primordial ooze so it's good to bump into somebody who is super
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sharp and they've got to start with jimmy fallon performing on the tonight show as part of jimmy's clean cut comments or i got that must be 7 or 8 years ago now also featured on netflix comedy series the stand ups and esquire well listen this cat's career so flush right now seems weird to go back and say that he was called a top up and coming. named now as a netflix special called the greatest average american he'll peel back that name for us it's currently streaming mate margret see how are you my friend. i'm good man had a very excited to be talked out of big family use well i listen to an old interview even spade so i'm lucky become friends is a baby i've never m.e.u. operator beat it time is one of them and i am one are so very last as ever hear him speak just like myspace as you were at s n l guess before him and then and ya like talking about me i was old days just as a comedian but missing 2 of us i mean one of my favorites you know i used to go
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