also a c.n.n. director secretly failed in making his channel spread propaganda to spy the network slogan that it's the most trusted name in news. welcome to the program on this sunday here want to see international this is the weekly with the top stories of the week. and this week marked another low point in the russian u.s. relations as both countries unleashed sanctions on each other moscow expelled u.s. diplomats from russia and advised the american ambassador to go home. the latest attack 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 you no less will dictatorship and have broken scenarios of containing 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 a matter of time and on friday russia very demonstrative retaliated against those punitive measures that washington now nst 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 had been chosen precisely because they all 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 low down in the quiet that are not announced publicly so clearly the kremlin here is so frustrated by what's going 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 of relate. 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 what you have to the fucked up to this hostile undiplomatic rhetoric coming from the white house of course how the
infamous interview including president putin the killer on international television and then this final blow by joe biden signing will be cooled by sanctions sprit so in that package includes a $32.00 russian and an individual sanction for allegedly interference in last year's presidential election stateside a range of financial and technology firms targeted for apparent 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 turn 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 now 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 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 said it's rather what washington says and what washington does cool shroom of receipts 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 in disastrous consequences for those who decide on such provocations so clearly normal . 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
well russia also expresses protest of the czech republic which has followed the u.s. lead annexed spelling russian diplomats 18 were told to leave the country on saturday now prague is blaming russia for a huge explosion at an m unishe an depot that once in 2014. moscow strongly denies the allegations the accusations herbs surge especially as earlier the czech government laid the blame for the explosions at the door of the companies that own the depos this hostile step is a continuation of a series of anti russian actions conducted over the last several years by the czech republic one cannot also fail to notice the american influence by trying to win washington's favor is the us imposes sanctions against russia the czech authorities have even outdone their american masters. meanwhile there was an intriguing development when czech police revealed they are looking for 2 russian suspects who were in the country at the time of the explosion that they already have quite
a reputation having previously been accused by the u.k. of not a truck attack on the script back in 28 c. meanwhile moscow is valid to respond to projects of the 18 diplomats and to political analyst irena roth 1st son a political analyst dmitri babich gave us their take on this rather bizarre story but the timing is interesting because just you know in one day the czech foreign minister yana how much it was expected in moscow all he was expected to come here doing greek or the purchase or it could mean big scene for kids here for the czech republic let me remind you of them czech president will resemble is considered to be also file. all personally all for the expressed sympathy for their year or by the russians obscene now of course the president has to
you know be patriotic so their prime minister bobbish stands there you know the president is behind him even though you know in your mind in explanations from russia on what happened i didn't see this evidence it has not been presented really to us so what i can assume is that it also is just handy to present them as the suspects because they have already been christened they were already in the mind into consciousness public. due to do this . and this group in itself has never been really. explained and before such evidence has been presented in the convincingly we. we have to as you know in that we are dealing with yet another diplomatic crisis between the western european and also america of course indirectly involved
partners and russia and there is just the geopolitical rio which offers us really explain agents and while unveiling the latest raft of sanctions the u.s. also cited claims made last year of russia offering bounties to the taliban to kill american troops in afghanistan but the white house has admitted more than once it has very little to back up those claims but it is nevertheless now 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 sought 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 russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here last june it was
reported that a russian intelligence officer taliban linked militants monied to kill american soldiers and 2019 the allegations were never proven and the pentagon itself said more than one city could not corroborate the reports but certainly didn't stop the media from embracing the whole story vladimir putin 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 or russia has rejected the allegations with the foreign ministry branding them the speculations and phobias of the american intelligence community and 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
york times bill is you right off the bat that it's not intelligence it's been it's clear sized information as opposed to hard intelligence that 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 a 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 a political objective as opposed to doing what it's supposed to do providing insight american decision makers about what ground truth in russia is. so it's been a week of angry unrest in the u.s. state of minnesota and follows last sunday's fatal shooting by police of dante
right right officers have been resorting to take us on a rubber bullets to try and dispose protesters. the. brooklyn center police claim that dante wright died as a result of an accidental discharge after an officer mistook her gun for a taser a peaceful protests descended into looting and violent clashes with the leaks the protests were also being seen in other cities including chicago dallas and portland
where the police union building was torched the scenes are going to sense of those in the wake of george floyd's death last year of course has sparked a wave of nationwide protests and we spoke with i read your post wayne do pre who serve as a board member of the national diversity coalition but donald trump he says it's vital to rebuild trust and not all between police and minority communities. tensions are so diode to the left and right the people that are getting hurt are 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 and 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. they are doing
because of what they see projected on our media every knee there has to be a concerted effort from both sides of leadership leadership of people there everybody can trust to sit down and work out proven solutions and. take it all types of suggestions and try to work on something and bring the trust back between law enforcement and the communities. this week abandoned the fall of investigative journalism group project veritas for alleged violations of its policies when it comes to offer the group published yet another on the cover staying video this time involving a c.n.n. director. a strange disease eternally teaching hate like a people are getting attacked or is it just about you that you need to protect patients. is what. we're trying to like health like
a b.l.m. like today like i mean it's individuals it's not a you know. that's like they're the optics of that and i'll get it for you that 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 also this is the 3rd undercover scoop published by project barrett haas just this week and with more about the revelations his artie's donald court. 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 do you. believe that it was. but again you were 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 spilled the beans over a tender date he was enticed into by an undercover project veritas journalist and 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 calling yeah i mean really we did it right but. i don't know he's 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 by. him and you say here she. hates him is a. young period. 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 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 attacks just. makes this worse 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 toopid organization what do you want it c.n.n. 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 and
nothing jeff zucker still there everybody still there but let me explain something to their ratings are plummeting those who want to watch c.n.n. if there's no trunk what do you do talk about what a great job biden is don't read 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 on nimby leave a bill distrust with with vaccine in efficacy vaccine malpractise with this anyway and years nothing for them to build up. ultimately.
either. show. drunk but. i agree let's start with this will be the it will be a solution of this. if you join us for the sunday program today a controversial security bill has been passed by the french parliament it grants additional powers to law enforcement bodies but has faced a widespread criticism for ultimately making it harder to cold out police abuse that's a shed some light on this is aussie's seanad to ski. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from the 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 contain real issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing 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 does take a mind though over the protests against article 24.
well the government said it was too rewriting that article completely but as it's been posted a there are elements still of 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 over the police if they use images that 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 $75000.00 euros or up to 5 days 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 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 off duty some have described this move as essentially making roads 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 because harm. done and 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 despite those continuous calls to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliament ariens 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's that last decision will be made as to whether this bill will become. italian business owners took that. the continued lockdown demanding restrictions on lifted saying they can't afford to stay closed anymore clashes broke out at one of the protests in.
the rally was organized by the eye open movement which wants to get the country back to work however it was also joined by a far right group whose members reportedly threw smoke bombs at police we understand one protester injured and another one was arrested. in most regions after an east along with restaurants will remain closed least until the end of april only take out all delivery services. committee. pandemic
of a different kind of emotion in the italian island of sicily locals are showing a high level of distrust in the astra zeneca vaccine according to the region's president up to 80 percent of all sicilians refused to get inoculated with that injection over safety is that's led to an accumulation of some 100000 used doses the authorities have tried encouraging locals to get vaccinated by scrapping the need for any appointments well we hit the streets of sicilian aust locals for their reaction. i turned down the astra zeneca vaccine because i don't think it's safe there have been several suspicious cases in sicily and for that reason i preferred not to risk my health so it's apparent that the it's due to bad communication and one case in a 1000000 isn't a big deal. the result was the possibility of a narrow bit of the virus is more dangerous than the vax and i would prefer to get
vaccinated you know that would look there have been many deaths we don't know if this is related to the vaccine or not we're all afraid at the moment i don't want to take the astra zeneca shot out probably wait for sputnik the i be right on the old vaccines have troll centcom speaking there is no time to waste we have to get back to normality. or that it is the weekly for this hour here on oxy international we continue running down the top stories of the day and over the weekend about 32 minutes hope you can draw on us. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race and of his on off and spearing dramatic development the only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk.
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march 27th team the russian space agency launched a new cosmonaut core recruitment campaign the requirements were strict a degree and piloting engineering or science psychological stability perfect health even height weight measurements are important because when all has to be able to fit into a space suit and of course the ship for $120.00 applicants was shortlisted from the campaign but only 8 would be selected we'll focus on 3 of the would be cosmonauts whose progress we followed for almost 2 years.