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the day. we ask. our states is not looking to kick off the cycle in school nation in conflict with russia. slaps the notices to sanctions in retaliation for washington imposing restrictions on russia earlier in the week. or the week of unrest in the u.s. state of minnesota anger over the police killing of dante wright shows no sign of easing. the c.n.n. director secretly filmed admitting his channel spreads propaganda despite having
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a slogan claiming to be the most trusted media out. by the running of the week's top stories for you this is the weekly here. this week nother low point in russia u.s. relations as both countries unleashed sanctions on each other moscow expelled 10 u.s. diplomats from russia and advised the acting u.s. ambassador to return home. the latest attack on a country by divided ministration cannot. it seems that washington does not want to accept the fact that in the new geo political realities there is no place for unilateral dictatorship and the broken scenarios of containing moscow which the us short sightedly continues to deploy when you risk further degrading russia u.s. relations we knew that this was coming in one form or another it was just
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a matter of time and on friday russia very demonstrative retaliated against those punitive measures that washington once against moscow earlier this week perhaps the most interesting part is that 8 top level washington officials have been banned from entering russian territory we're talking the head of the f.b.i. the director of national intelligence the secretary of homeland security to i people who are powerful decision makers in washington also a lot less to susan rice and john bolton historically to politicians who are you know. russian rhetoric alongside the names moscow explained that these individuals have been chosen precisely because they all bear responsibility for promoting america's anti russian policy direction i have to say this is a really strong move because usually such bans are done on the down in the quiet not announced publicly so clearly the kremlin here is so frustrated by what's going
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on that it wants to make a really bold korea statement of not 10 american diplomats have been expelled a number of american organizations suspected of interfering in russia's internal affairs have been told that they need to stop their activity and it was also made clear that if the u.s. continues to behave this way the more can and will be done including reducing the diplomatic mission here to just $300.00 and taking action that would be harmful to u.s. business interests so very loud very extensive announcement leaving the door open for an improvement over. but at the same time being practical and preparing for the worst as you see it it comes not long after what america said they were going to do as regards what was said on thursday well you have to look at the fact up to this hostile undiplomatic rhetoric coming from the white house of course now the infamous interview joe biden calling president putin a killer on international television and then this final blow out by joe biden
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signing what can only be called a sanction spree so that package includes a $32.00 russian entities and individuals sanction for allegedly interference in last year's presidential election stateside a range of financial and technology firms targeted for power and cyber attacks on federal agencies 10 russian diplomats expelled borrowing money international made more difficult for russia to and why anyone reasonable would look at this and say well this is pretty extensive apparently joe biden claims that this was his take it easy on russia set of sanctions and that ultimately all he really wants is to be friendly and the pressure dial down united states is not looking to kick off the. school is she in conflict with russia we want a stable predictable relationship is the time to deescalate well saying that after announcing a slew of sanctions is mixed messages it's illogical it's very confusing i mean
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generally punishment and deescalation don't go hand in hand so you can see why the russian side pointed out that the moment there's a huge disconnect between what russia says or rather what washington says and what washington does cause from overseas to refrain from escalation sound hypocritical in essence to trying to talk to us from a position of strength we have repeatedly warned and proved in practice that sanctions and other pressures are not only futile but will also result of disastrous consequences for those who decide on such provocations so clearly normalize. relations between the u.s. and russia are going to require a serious shift here but at the moment it does definitely sound that whilst moscow of course doesn't want it to terrorists and relations and it's tried everything it can to avoid that at the moment it feels that that might be the only option left was following the lead of the united states the czech republic announced on saturday it was expelling russian diplomats blames russia for a huge i mean nation depot explosion in 2040 meanwhile police are looking for 2
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suspects using russian passports in connection with the explosion there quite well known in fact as they were previously accused of the alleged poisoning of the script. in 2018 the privilege of the visited the czech republic at the time of the explosion moscow is found to respond to prague's expulsion of its 18 diplomats. well involving the latest russia sanctions the u.s. also cited claims made last year of russia offering bounties to the taliban to kill u.s. troops in afghanistan now the white house admits serious very little to back up those claims but nonetheless it's demanding answers from the kremlin we felt the reports were enough of a cause of concern they assessed with low to moderate confidence as you alluded to that russian intelligence officers start to encourage taliban attacks against u.s. and coalition personnel in afghanistan so while there's a lot of moderate assessment of these reports we felt it was important for our intelligence community to look into it this information really puts the burden on
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russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here last june it was reported russian intelligence offered taliban linked militants bounties to kill u.s. troops in afghanistan this was and 29 t. the allegations were never proven the pentagon itself said it couldn't corroborate the reports but it didn't stop the media from embracing the story zlata mere puton . is offering bounties for the scalps of american soldiers in afghanistan now the european intelligence official called this callous shocking and reprehensible overnight president trump dismissed the intelligence denied being briefed on it as new reports emerged saying those payments did in fact lead to the death of americans russia has rejected the allegations with the foreign ministry branding them the speculations and phobias of the u.s. intelligence community we got the take of former u.s. marine corps intelligence officer scott ritter. the mere fact that you have politicians action on intelligence that has appeared on the front pages of the new
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york times knows you right off the bat that it's not intelligence it's been it's clear sized information as opposed to hard intelligence look the united states and russia are adults they they they they sit at the big table they were big boys pants and their intelligence services do things against one another because that information normally we understand this is the reality of the world but the united states right now is very defensive it's dealing with the changing world changing reality and the fact that russia refuses to play the game of being subservient to you know a dominant america and so this is a domestic political problem where intelligence is 0 and political objective as opposed to doing what it's supposed to do providing insight american decision makers about what ground truth in russia is. it's been a week of angry unrest in the u.s. state of minnesota follows last sunday's fatal shooting by police of dante right
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rodge offices have been resorting to take us and rubber bullets to disperse the protests. during. the. brooklyn center police claimed on tehran died as the result of an accidental discharge after an office amidst took a gun for a taser that started out as peaceful. protests though ended in looting the violent clashes the for those. protests also seen in other cities that included chicago
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dallas and poland where the police union building was set on fire seems reminiscent of those witnessed in the wake of george floyd's death last year which sparked a wave of nationwide protests a year ago radio host wendy pre he said as a board member of the national diversity coalition put on the trumpet says that it's vital to root of trust between police and minority communities. tensions are so diode to the left and right the people that are getting hurt or in the middle what's happening right now is not going to stop is going to get worse because the leadership around many places is weak there is a lack of trust on both sides of the aisle. and when i mean both sides are there's a lack of trust with within the police community about what's going on within the minority community in then there's a lack of trust within the minority community about what the police are doing
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because of what they see projected on our media every day there has to be a concerted effort from both sides of leadership leadership of people there everybody can try to sit down and work out proven solutions and and take it all types of suggestions and try to work out something and bring the trust back between law enforcement and the communities. social media john twitter has been thief founder of investigative journalist great project veritas for alleged violations of his policies what comes after the great published another undercover sting video involving cnn's technical director. a strain of using these apparently the engine heat located and people are getting exactly as you say this is a picture that you made sure to protect patients. and someone. who was trying to like help like a b.l.m.
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like you name it like i mean it's individuals it's not a you know. that's like going to the topics about and i'll get it for you then 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 rule book and this is the 3rd undercover scoop published by project veritas in just a week with more on the other revelations his aunties don't kosa. the most trusted name in news it's a title c.n.n. has long prided itself on maybe you buy it maybe you don't but what would you think if a network admin did to deliberately spreading propaganda well apparently they did i
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do. believe that it was. but again you are creating a story that we didn't know anything about. that's b.s. i think that he is the worst president we have ever seen but what president trump just said was undemocratic and false the president seems to think that dominating black people dominating peaceful protesters is law and order it's not he calls them thugs who's the thug here this guy is should not be president cnn's charlie chester's spilled the beans over a tender date he was enticed into by an undercover project veritas journalist he claimed the channel long had a pre-determined agenda to get trump out of office one that flows from the top down from none other than c.n.n. president jeff zucker himself naturally trying to make joe biden out to be a spring chicken was the other side of the anti trump propaganda coin yeah i mean.
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we did it right but there was. always a shaking or whatever and he brought in like so many medical people so like all tell a story that i think is all speculation you know you're shocked to hear john. mccain . you know why. he made you aviator she. hated him as a. young hearing. that sounds a lot like election meddling something c.n.n. has pointed the finger at russia for time and time again blaming on unverifiable claims from u.s. intelligence and its reputation as evidence the. in last year's elections the network claimed that moscow was trying to hurt joe biden's chances by spreading conspiracy theories about the now u.s. president i'm talking about russia attacking our election russia once again
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interfered in the race for the white house russia is indeed interfering in the 2020 election with that kind of a double standard it should come as no surprise that people's trust for c.n.n. is on the decline but we don't think that this is all the personal effects just it . makes this lurch when you're caught red handed hiding the way you do business from your viewers that's one thing but accusing someone else for breaking the very rules you yourself were caught breaking well that's another it's a rinky dink 2 bit organization what do you want it c.n.n. and that scared defense immunized from any responsibility because nobody takes them seriously and as far as project very callous and james o'keefe god bless him but how many exposé these must be produced before something's done things done nothing jeff zucker still there everybody still there but let me explain something their ratings are plummeting who wants to watch c.n.n.
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if there's no trunk what do you do talk about what a great job biden is knowing what a great job camelot harris story i don't think so now me we can't believe what we're seeing and our country is in complete collapse with our borders being destroyed and being invaded gaily with a sense of believe a bill distrust with with vaccine an advocacy vaccine malpractise with this anyway and years nothing for them to build up. there watching on team to national after the break french lawmakers pass a controversial security bill paid allies in the spread of images of police officers in operation bring it that and other stories just over a minute. so
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what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race in this on off and spearing dramatic development the only thing i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. strongly believe that. information. is of russian control control the. installation nobody can afford the seat. either. show. or ships were drunk but. i agree let's start with no that will be the end will be.
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best. comeback the german chancellor has been accused of undermining the country's democracy and supped anglo-american pleaded with lawmakers to grant the federal government powers to impose regional curfews and lock downs without the consent of local authorities michael was heckled during a heated debate in parliament. we're slamming on the brakes nationwide i'm convinced a nationwide imagine see stop is overdue and urgently needed a lauren measures have a single goal to lead our country ad of this terrible phase of managing infections care he said not a new invention but they are part of the infection protection that is currently in place. i ask you jake colleagues whatever a personal opinions may be don't you think that we should take them into account in
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the way we debating this here ultimately what i'm going to merkel wants is changes to the infection protection act that would allow her not just to say this is what should be doing to be able to say this is what is going to come to the way it works here in germany with the federal system is all those things can be decided from the federal government in berlin how they're implemented on the ground particularly when it comes to code 19 restrictions are left up to the interpretation of the governments of the 16 states that make up germany now what angle america wants to do is take some of those powers from the states and have them for herself well as you can imagine not everybody is happy with that outside of the bundestag there was a small but vocal demonstration against what the chancellor is trying to do in the opposition from the alternative to germany partly though as to making the argument that these powers already exist that they don't believe to be given to the to the
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federal government and that the chancellor should let the states decide what's best for the states this effect to introduce infection protection act is an alarm and document of authoritarian thinking never before has a federal government dared to include so many attacks on the basic freedoms of citizens and the rule of law and on democratic principles and so few sentences as in this draft the more we've been here before though with anglo merkel's saying she wanted to implement national measures national lockdowns and things like curfews when it comes to the fight against covert 19 just before. easter we heard the chancellor announce this was going to happen over the easter break only for her to have to make one of the biggest u. turns of her political career when just over 24 hours later she said actually that's not going to happen because technically i don't have the powers to be able to tell you to do that. he says they are going to fast of april as well as the surge of april should be defined as can days with extensive contact restrictions and a ban on gatherings from the fast to the 5th of april. it hasn't been on the idea
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was a mistake this mistake is my mistake alone a mistake must be called a mistake and above all it must be corrected at the same time of course i know that this whole matter trygaeus more uncertainty i regret that deeply apologize to all citizens this brings us today and the facts of the matter on the ground when it comes to covert 19 is that germany is being gripped particularly hard by this 3rd wave the robert cock institute which handles germany's public health affairs is warning that unless something is done that april could well be a record breaking month for germany when it comes to covert 19 infections what angle are merkel is seeking the power to be able to do is that when cases reach a number of 100 new infections per 100000 of a population that an emergency brake can be pulled nationally the thing is is
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there's a lot of pushback against this despite that pushback it does seem likely that these changes to the infection protection act will be made by some point next week we expect them to be signed into law by german president frank fall to. the. controversial security bill has been passed by the french parliament it grants additional powers to law enforcement bodies but has faced widespread criticism for making it harder to call out police abuse with more his shall a dubious scheme. 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 all to 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
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images of police offices as 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 the sticker mind though over the protests against article 24. well the government said it was rewriting 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
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bill that was posted a bipolar menteri and still contains limits on who can and call and publish images 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 been passed now gives police officers 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 off duty some have described this move as essentially making throws
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a dysfunctional democracy. in simple terms this law will 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 to cause harm to the continent 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 spying on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france i knew when panel of experts also raised 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
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despite those continuous calls to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliamentarians 75 visiting 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. splashed out so. $5000.00 on a crime fighting robotic dog it's on to the teeth with high tech cameras and microphones the police department touted dig dogs as a way to keep officers out of harm's way but the robotic retreat doesn't seem to be too popular with new yorkers. listen to. listen.
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my guess is 6 to. 0. never seen i'm like that in my life. oh go out onto the zoo hold on. i think they're creepy i think it's a waste of money but i think it's ridiculous that i can't spend money on proper officer training and things like officer as. a marine and stuff like that i mean this summer you know the things that are. somewhat it's going to really do something is not going to be a casualty to just be
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a robot even though the robot is expensive it's not our human whiteclay are you getting no money from where is the money coming from how much is it how much is a cost to spend a weekend training officers her weekend on better protocols or you're having a tough time just the in the pandemic there are a lot of families that need that money. neighborhoods we need it here in new york city shouldn't be spent on lobo though. i mean you brought up tonight i'll return with more on top stories in holland. well the demick no certainly no border is true nationalities.
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the summer. olympics world peace. people. come in every class is sleep. we can do better we should be. everyone is contributing to each of our own way but we also know that this crisis go on forever the challenges create the response has been masked so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are in it together. eh
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