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we are here to ask. but ima putin warns western nations against confrontation saying moscow's response will be asymmetrical and if its red lines across president compared those who provoke russia to jungle book character. all sorts of little jackals run a room. just like in the kipling story. with the. child murderer going to damning new report sheds more light on how france quote enabled
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the forseeable genocide hundreds of thousands of people in rwanda in 994 also on the way. clashes break out in berlin this police disperse a 1000 strong anti lock down rally opposition brian gear deployed pepper spray and make more than a 100 arrests. a good evening and thanks for joining us tonight. this president has given his annual state of the nation address setting out his vision for the country as expected there was an international focus but. western powers to stop trying to provoke
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russia warned of an asymmetrical response. some countries have adopted the highly indecent habit of blaming russia with any excuse and usually without any reason it's turned into a kind of sporting competition a new sport of who speaks louder and we react to that with the highest restraint and you could say without any irony with modesty often we don't even respond to unfriendly actions or even to open rudeness we want to keep good relations with all participants in the international community which we see what's happening in real life as i already said they're picking on russia all over the place without reason and of course immediately around them all sorts of little jackals run around like with shear just like in the kipling story howling to gain favor with their ruler kipling is a great writer we really don't want to burn bridges but if someone mistakes our good intentions for indifference or weakness and is determined to completely burn
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or even blow up these bridges that person must know that the russians answer will be as symmetrical fast and hard most of his speech was a devoted to international affairs it was about domestic affairs it was about the pandemic it's its ravages and how it has made life that much harder for so many people he also came out and said that russia simply wasn't ready by the pandemic begad its institutions and the the medical field wasn't ready for a crisis of such proportions but it was thanks to frontline medics and that russia emerged out of this crisis stronger than many other countries with many fewer deaths many fewer infections and with 3 vaccines something really is an issue it's just the meat and veg solution is of immense importance right now i'm asking the government and regional heads to terkel this everywhere people should have the chance to get vaccinated which will allow us to have heard immunity by the autumn and once again call on all our citizens get vaccinated we've made
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a breakthrough things to all signs. and now we have 3 reliable vaccines he also spoke about the environment saying that it is paramount that companies which exploited the environment for profit such as all companies and coal extraction mineral extraction that they then clean up after themselves he said that within the next 30 years the emissions of the russian federation will be less than those of the us the european union was a spoke about supporting single parents about encouraging birth rates in russia it's no secret that it has undergone a major demographic process and the many government plans it initiatives to help both parents both schools and social sphere as well as as well as businesses recover from the ravages again of the pandemic. my colleague received she spoke with talks on the boy host of artes wills apart show she was closely following
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glutamine speech and thinks that there are different ways to interpret what he said . actually very interesting on how interpretation of the speech depends on who is listening because my take on it this totally different from a bout of herat i didn't think that the russian president was stern in fact i thought that that was. an address about reflection about trying to motivate and inspire people about learning lessons from the pandemic and finally about outreach and making sure that people understand your intentions well what i took from it was not just the ravages or the pain of the pandemic actually sad cobbett 900 provided a very useful. straps task to the russian government which in the past has also often been criticized for being a huge slow to grab. beleaguered by red tape and he sat there during a very. real learning how to provide services fast and efficiently going
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to the international side of the speech i thought that that was indeed putin's response to joe biden and if you listen carefully to that speech it really showed you how russia had differences from the united states because he talked about the russian revalues he is sad that russia has been able to establish and maintain good relations with most nations around the world based on the principles of mutual respect track what differences is that we approach to things not abstractly but in a very practical manner we look at what we can do and how we can. how our citizens and others rather than going to fix meeting about what's good what's bad in the world one of the things that putin always like to talk about is tipping is how to our professional partners around the world showing and exercising
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a mutual respect with professional partners around the world as well or so on to do you think that putin's. federal assembly address today was any different than any other outstanding ways to previous years but it wasn't particularly touching that you can actually when the sector of society. you know can still get people through this extraordinary. void for different what how we go from people all war can be cultural sector thanking everybody for what they have done for the country almost reminded me of john f. kennedy address not ask what the government can do for you but what you can do for their for your country he said that we are absolutely sure of our professionalism we base our policies on common sense and that applies both to domestic affairs as well as international affairs. russia has announced this expelling 10 u.s. diplomats in a town but if they've been given
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a month in which to leave the country becomes a week after the biden administration in bell new sanctions against moscow for allegedly interfering in last year's presidential election and hacking federal agencies the u.s. also booted out 10 russian diplomats and asked liberal studies professor michael brecker involved how he interprets president putin's warning about red lines. so anything that harbored any kind of sense of aggression is certainly a red line and i think you're seeing these signs of aggression our i'm not sure how far it could go but i think it depends largely on the biden response and this administration has as a has a kind of obsession over russia which is unwarranted in my opinion and which is completely off the charts in terms of what they think russia is doing then they have put pressure on all one don't try to sort of are up to the 2.
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sitters and. diplomatic. personnel just from from it's from the country. sex assaults and destruction of life on an appalling scaling clearing of children that's the harrowing testimony exposed in a new report finding france enabled the genocide of hundreds of thousands of rwandans in 1904 the document commissioned by the african states government is paris quote did nothing to stop the slaughter of ethnic to see the latest witness accounts paint a terrifying portrait. even today that sadness does not end the thought that someone came raped you destroyed you and killed your child it is an extreme strain on my heart that will never end i only half survived.
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one woman died after hutus hacked off her arms and forced them into her mouth her 2 small children aged $1.54 then slaughtered. they came in a great crowd shouting like crazy people the whole place was littered with bodies. the report alleges france kept giving military support to us around allies even after the atrocities were known of more than a 1000000 people lost their lives the scale and brutality of the killings reverberated world wide fronts though insists that doesn't bear responsibility for failing to intervene the charlotte devinsky reports. morning close to 600
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pages and based on interviews with hundreds of witnesses this damning report due to the recent findings by a french commission that said paris was on quote lying to the hutu resume genocidal agenda. to not a doctor to prevent the genocide that was a fact but another fact is that the government of france at that time accompanied the rwandan government that was committing massacres preparing a genocide the french government at the time was close to that rwandan government and supported them in various ways draining the diplomatic and political support that's what we call the responsibility of france in 1904 france led operation turquoise a military humanitarian starting to back in rwanda it went on monday but is moving it seems to being a front for collaboration with the extremist is that allegation of being too close
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to the to regime was also leveled in the report into the genocide commissioned by from really just this. is the french authorities who in this case bear a grave responsibility because every 3 years instead of supporting democracy in peace in rwanda they supported the rwandan government's policy of radical action of division under the leadership of a dictator who was very close to the hutu extremists however senior officials from the french government. at the time of massacre still refuse to accept the blame i disagree because i did my utmost to ensure that france would not be blamed for being passive and indifferent my concern was not to commit our army in a civil war where it would necessarily have appeared as supporting the hutu government that was being criticized for the genocide france need not apologize although knowing. the reports say that they found any evidence that french
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officials all personnel directly participated in the killing of these this latest investigation shed some more horrifying light sees a role in rwanda relations between the 2 countries have been strong for many and. with these new reports that this child could find. so much to be. said to germany now where police have resorted to brute force to disperse crowds of anti lockdown demonstrators in the capital more than 100 arrests have been made purpose spray deployed with reports of injuries on both sides.
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according to berlin police as many as $8000.00 activists turned out for a protest in the german capital to demonstrate against the so-called infection protection act which is now been passed by the bundestag give central government the right to impose nationwide lockdown rules overruling regional authorities we spoke with also involves a member of the how member of parliament from the left party he thinks both police and demonstrators need to show more restraint. i don't like police brutality as well but i don't like the brutality of demonstrators in parts and so i think if you do demonstration it should be peaceful and it should be in respect of each other and times. you can have security measures even in crash not all the people all of the nice and assembly there right we are organized like we want to make.
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some kind of aggression as well as just long to general straight so i think of course in some cases the police. overreacted as well in other cases that the demonstrators did violence what i don't like and appreciate at all that so we have to have a balance and between off the right of assembly but those who are certainly shouldn't take. respect for madness to each other and keep a distance. and as we mentioned the star has passed a controversial bill which she removes the rights of germany's regions to decide their own law down policies those decisions will now be taken in berlin $343.00 laws make has voted in favor 250 opposed the bill. again things to suppose this that the parliament was at least consulted on the issue. i think we have to see the ambulance and in the 11 had to discover that the parliament at least decides on.
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the all now before it was just a group of. presidents of the federal states and the chancellor now it's a parliament that is about the measures that it says they are contradictionary and in itself you have on the one hand reasonable things that for example you have to. get a measure sent you have reasonable things like if there is a high incidence security measures have to be taken but on the other hand it's no scientific condiment for doing a curfew from 10 o'clock in the evening that is. abusing the basic right of freedom of movement and that of course causes social discount tat and it causes a smell that people are frustrated. ok so pick short break right now that we're going live to a correspondent covering ongoing protests in central moscow stay with us.
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russia u.s. relations are in tatters at this point there is no reason to believe they will improve anytime soon it appears that washington is determined to force moscow to take the me this is delusional this will never happen we live in the most dangerous of time. the world is driven by shaped by.
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the dares thinks. we dare to ask. him back major cities across russia have seen unauthorised rallies throughout the day in support of jailed opposition activist alexei navalny and here in moscow the rallies are still ongoing auntie's. is in the center of the capital covering events let's go live to. yes neal i can hear ok yes we are we see it now thanks for joining is eager you've been there for a few hours now still plenty of people there are things starting to thin out at
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this point. well i'll try to be quick because the early so is going to be quick but it is going to be that quick we'll try to get back to him if we can. ok in fact we do have actually a report that you made with us this is live just one hour ago but you'll get a sense for what's going on there let's go to that. there's an f.s.b. building one of russia's main security services literally a couple of mazes a way that way few dozen meters and there's a bunch of hog pool protest as a few dozen of them who gathered down the street that has been cordoned off and blocked by the security forces in total in this group of protesters there's probably a couple of 1000 people that basically they are moving around the area right now
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because a lot of exits have been blocked off by the police or by the police officers they're chanting slogans like russia russia freedom for enough valley the one of russia's political activists who is a right now in prison over the bezel meant case on embezzlement charges so they keep as you can clearly hear they keep chanting slogans and basically right now they are waiting for the next leg over their protest of the telegram and other messages being used to quote an 8 the crowd basically said they are chanting anti government and see putin slogans and chants so if i hear out the police rather in that they haven't detained anybody at this location but we have seen people being detained in other parts of moscow and other parts of moscow because this protest has been going on for a couple of hours now there's no we can only we're not really seeing it for windows
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down but you can see how the mass of people is slowly moving away probably because they've got a new location now mosco is far from the only city in russia that has seen protests today all around from blood of all stalks to st petersburg in various towns and cities people came to the streets in certain towns it's safe to say that the protests flopped because only a few dozen people showed up in other. people at the. largish showing of a bit of a more significant scale but all of them of course pale pale in comparison to what's good for school today how to give you some figures there's an official estimate from the russian police that some 6000 people are taking part in this protest today it looks like it looks like an accurate number perhaps even more people have now gathered in central moscow but we'll have to see basically we've
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been following them throughout this evening and seeing what they're doing largely it has been peaceful again largely to have been some scuffles with the traffic police but so far so far all resorted they all resorted to just chance and while making their voices heard now there is another group of people of another a few 1000 in another another part of moscow so there is no single group why basically moving on foot around the russian capital is a challenge because a lot of areas have been called cordoned off been blocked off by the police and are being blocked off as this protest unravels so it is quite challenging to move on foot because basically protesters have to make decisions literally on the go as to which turn to take next we will be we will be following the crowd we will be staying with them in the thick of it to for you and i will be bringing you all the
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latest. reaction has been pouring into the guilty verdict against former minneapolis police officer derek show than he could now face up to 40 years in prison on 2 counts of murder and one count of manslaughter after the death of george floyd last may trial celebrated the verdict outside the courthouse on tuesday evening. i. think. this is. quite right. while some celebrated others took to the streets to demand tougher action over police killings of african-americans from protesters in new york over the abolition of the city's entire police department saying that the system is fundamentally racist. tempers were so fired up around the trial that at one point the presiding judge warned the entire process could be derailed this was after
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congresswoman maxine waters had encouraged crowds to get more confrontational if chauvin was acquitted in the mainstream media was happy to embrace those comments. not does not. know. that. i don't think what she said and in any way should we should criticize her for of course we should be more confrontational do you really think she's calling for violence and most people know that that's not true. and the people who are speaking out against her or using it politically i don't think that maxine meant anything by that except to say you have to stick with a you know you have to be there she is she's fine as far as i'm concerned well 1st off they've got the mainstream american media in their back pocket but this is by any means necessary you know this is rules for radicals this is whatever it takes
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to get the job done what maxine waters did is tantamount to mafia intimidation during the trial i mean it really is you know now these jurors if they catch wind of this in any way shape or form are going to think that hey you know we saw dozens of people die in last years or is the blood of those people going to be in our hands if we don't return a guilty verdict against child and you know who wants to live with that on their conscience it's completely thrown the legal process in the due process and the constitutional rights of this police officer into question. and to the jury concluded george fluid was murdered by the officer house speaker nancy pelosi applauded the decision and even thanked floyd for sacrificing his life drew a scathing reaction we saw it happen and thank god the jury. dated what we. what we saw so again
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thank you. for sacrificing your life or do you. think you murdered person for it without your horrific killing we would have never known that it's not ok to kill people for no reason nancy pelosi in a nutshell the word 2nd 5 simplifies it was necessary this is how liberals will read produced a larger labeled his life expendable in the 1st place no no no no what the 2nd feis in your life is something people have to do on their own floyd was murders we just had the whole trial. there's been sharply differing reaction to the case from guest some thought police change their tactics this time of the say the only thing that's changed is that the office is in now being caught but i thought was most unusual about this case is that director of on was pretty much thrown under the bus by the police department is on the police chief justified against them normally emmy's trials in these cases were police officers are accused of
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misconduct that go on trial policemen fill the room to intimidate the witnesses to intimidate the system itself correct and we didn't see any of that in this case we didn't see the police department supporting show on we didn't see the the cops in the or room we also didn't see a lot of his family members that look or threw me there so that was kind of unusual probably because very much because of what was the both local national and international the case got there was some pressure on the state to prosecute show on and i think this the results of it i don't see this as a race issue. i know a lot of people do but foot on the ground finger on the poles of the community trying cases day in and day out there is no longer me and very frustrating liii not so obvious presence of police officers who have views their authority against black white indian agent american or whatever it may be that they're dealing with and you
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know it shouldn't be that way we should trust law enforcement officers many people including myself support good law enforcement officers but it's the bad apples that contaminate the entire bowl of minestrone soup as justice oliver wendell holmes would say and let's hope there's an extraordinary amount of change that's going to be a wave to the community and to the nation for real use of force implementation not just showing up to a class and signing off to say hey i let you do this for half an hour we need real change. around the time of the show when trial verdict an african american teen was fatally shot by police in columbus ohio i must warn you may find these images coming up disturbing in body cam footage an officer can be seen approaching a group of people one of them appears to attack another with a knife and officer fires his gun at the alleged assailant a black 16 year old girl who dies of their injuries protesters took to the streets after the shooting police claimed the use of force was justified but said they will
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investigate the case. after allegations of sexual misconduct mismanaging the pandemic be governor of new york has yet another scandal on his hands and most now being investigated for using state funds to write his new book it's called american crisis leadership lessons from the cove in 1000 pandemic a much of the work in compiling that memoir was done by cuomo staffers while receiving state salaries cuomo steam though denies any wrongdoing the idea that there was criminality involved. certain it's faceless just the furthering of a political dialogue on any state official that volunteer system this project did so on his own time and without the use of state resources earlier this year cuomo was accused of downplaying the true death toll in new york state care homes he has
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accepted some blame but denied a deliberate cover up to a sale vino assistant director of voices for seniors which were represents the rights of care home patients thanks to this book was poorly timed e.w. cuomo. we're in the middle of a pandemic people are dying and you had time to write a book that was my 1st thought it was adding insult to injury if felt like i got hunched in the gut all of the families felt the same way he he dares to write a book when we're suffering and people are dying a just it's unconscionable it's amazing that the deaths of over 15000 innocent senior citizens wasn't the nail in the coffin so to speak for governor cuomo as a governorship if that that's the most egregious kremlin desexed that bad.

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