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russia expelled 2 german diplomats in a mere response to berlin amid a spat over a murder problem. also this hour russia could be put on the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism that's a very new bill making its way through congress. plus a chinese restaurant in new york opened up by a white woman shuts down after just 8 months amid a backlash over cultural appropriation. once again this is a busy body annoying white liberal preoccupation i think they have to police the world and stand up for all the poor minorities out there was. only
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a few stereotypes. and time magazine's person of the year in 2019 is going to take a closer look at the 16 year old climate change activists who some see as a hero and inspiration others around her an alarmist and a hypocrite. you're watching r t international bring you your live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program russia has expelled 2 german diplomats it comes in response to a similar move by berlin and amid a spot over a murder probe public order picks up the story. the russian foreign minister has given the diplomats and question 7 days to leave the country in a tit for tat response to the german government's decision when they themselves decided to expel 2 russian diplomats the german ambassador has received
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a note of protest over the groundless decision to expel 2 russian diplomats from berlin as a mere response to german diplomats must leave russia within the next 7 days now it was just last week that the german government made this decision to expel 2 russian diplomats for the cut from the country and the official report said that russia was not being active enough in cooperating within vesta geisha into the murder of a georgian national named still in can congress feeley now the german prosecutors even say that russia moscow may have ordered the murder itself but russia denies these claims and even warned that there would be a mere response the federal foreign office today declared to employees of the russian embassy in berlin to be persona non-grata with this step the federal government reacts the fight to the russian authorities despite repeated high level and in fact requests to no sufficiently participate in the investigation of the
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murder of tony k.k. in berlin zoo. it's incorrect to expel 2 russian diplomats who had nothing to do the murder as for reciprocal measures as you well know there are unwritten rules if you expel our diplomats we expel ules that's that. now president putin has said that russia has asked for the extradition of congress really many times which the german government is now saying never happened but to bring our viewers up to speed to congress really was killed back in august and the media immediately blamed russia for this he was living in germany since 2017 and had connections not only had ties to chechen terrorists but also fought against russia in the 2nd chechen war so it's not hard to imagine why the russian government would be interested in arresting him on charges of terrorism. the man who was killed in berlin was not your average georgian he was a militant he fulton behalf of the cool cajun separatists he was on russia's wanted
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list he was a very cruel man once he killed 98 people he was one of the organizers of bombings in the mosque true i don't know what happened to him it's a criminal sphere anything can happen to them. so again moscow has always expressed its willingness to cooperate in this investigation but the initial expulsion of russian diplomats on germany's part doesn't exactly mark good faith from berlin. for reaction we're joined live now by beijing tell us only a member of germany's left party now the german foreign ministry has called the reciprocal expulsions groundless do you agree with that. no i don't agree with that at all they knew that it was coming because it is the absolute diplomatic convention to react in such a way for any self respecting nation so they knew what they were doing and they knew that the russian reaction would be. absolutely adequate to the german
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to the german offensive move which was to expel those diplomats without any credible claims as to the involvement of the russian government. at the same time berlin also says that moscow is sending the wrong signals what signals are those do you think and what would they had wanted from russia i can't even guess because you know. in the german administrative law there is a special provision for cooperation between authorities and when they're accusing the russian authorities of not cooperating enough then they should look at the own german administered a law which says that in order to accuse another government authority of not doing enough so-called. you 1st have to wait between 3 and 6 months after your
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request for a cooperation has been submitted and so they have only requested this couple of weeks ago and now they're saying there has been no cooperation if in germany itself between different parts of the government this such a long time that has to be waited for then they cannot expect that russian response to be much more. much faster than than the response of german authorities. at the same time the russians have expressed hope that relations won't be affected by this pointing out that they're merely responding in kind and not initiating initiating anything further i think ties will be affected. i don't think thais would be affected by the russian response at all because it is has in fact been. something that the german authorities knew was coming so had they not done that then respect for the russian federation and german diplomatic circles would have
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gone down that's for sure but i think what we're seeing now is just the 2 the year 2020 with the big major exercise defender 2020 and. the german population does not want to see thousands of u.s. troops swarming through germany with tanks and in full on battle mode so there is many people who believe that all the public and press accusations against russia only serve to prepare the population for this aggressive nature maneuver and 2020 german left party member big john tell us all i thank you for your time on your comments thank you. for a u.s. senate committee has approved a bill directing the country secretary of state to determine whether russia is a sponsor of terrorism if passed the state department will have 90 days to report back to congress who tabled the bill is convinced russia backs terrorism. or
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put continues to try to cause grievous harm to international peace and stability and i'm pleased the senate foreign relations committee advanced my critical legislation directing the state department to consider naming russia what they are a state sponsor of terror the proposed legislation will now have to pass the house and the senate before being signed by the president just a week ago the state department said that russia is not a state terrorist sponsor hale bopp and takes a closer look. state sponsor of terrorism is a special designation under u.s. law in which a country is subject to specific sanctions and treatment by the united states for allegedly supporting terrorism now the countries that currently have this label are iran north korea syria and sudan cuba had this label until u.s. president barack obama lifted that label against cuba as part of negotiations that
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took place during his presidency now the allegation seems to be that russia supports terrorism and is worthy of this state department designation however we've heard testimony from members of the u.s. state department making clear that russia does not support terrorists the state department has not at this stage determined russia's a state sponsor of terrorism there's a fairly complex deliberative process for doing the i don't personally see the person as state sponsorship of terrorism terrorist attacks we also have to recognize russia itself has been a victim of terrorism to make it safe to say that on the record as well now russia has long battled against jihadism extremists that have carried out terrorist attacks against the russian people the russian government has also cooperated with the u.s. government in antiterrorism efforts the advancing of this bill comes in the immediate aftermath of the very important meeting between russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and u.s. president donald trump now at his press remarks following that meeting the russian
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foreign minister emphasized that there are certain forces in the united states working very hard to do rail relations between the 2 countries. congress seems to have been captured by a desire to destroy us russian relations now relations between the u.s. and russia have been sour as it is and when u.s. president donald trump met with the russian foreign minister and took a photograph together there was quite a reaction from those who oppose it are critical of president donald trump trump is meeting with russia's foreign minister in the even if you see again on this or he's invited in. it sounds last time they laughed about troops firing of komi today they can celebrate the success of russian propaganda regen wouldn't recognize this g.o.p. trump lover of a meeting in private this off the new what conspiracy are they cooking up today among the topics discussed at this high level russia u.s. meeting where the issues of arms control nuclear proliferation as well as the issue of terrorism and it seems that in the aftermath of the meeting some efforts are now
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taking place to undo whatever progress was made. the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman branded the initiative arisa fact the executive director of the eurasia center earlier rasmussen says that russia has done more to combat terrorism and the us. i am shocked i think this is going in the complete opposite direction the president. would like to go in i think europe is also would like to be mending in rebuilding the ties to russia i don't understand how the senate even comes up with the this idea i mean if you look at terrorism russia is probably doing more to fight terrorism than the us i mean it's clear that whether it's intentional or not us funding us weapons us training have gone to just an example moderate rebel which one they are supposedly moderate and then the next day they're. russia as a state sponsor chip i mean these people are off in some other world and they're not
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in not in reality. i feel very embarrassed i am apologize you know for myself russia for this going through what i just said in completely shocked that somebody would actually propose that. the e.u. commission has unveiled new plans to make europe the 1st climate neutral continent under the european greendale emissions will be house by 2030 with carbon neutrality to be achieved by 2050 but the dale has already faced criticism from black members and i'm just a tough look at why. there is no bigger challenge than saving the planet and europe wants to lead the way the new e.u. commission leader wonderly in has proposed a new green deal aiming to make the continent climate neutral by 2050 the european green deal is our new growth strategy for growth that gives back more than it takes away we will help our economy to be
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a global leader by moving 1st and moving fast by showing the rest of the world how to be sustainable in competitive we can convince other countries to move with us via bishan are there but making it happen is not going to be easy the plans were choir a revamp of almost every sector transport farming manufacturing power plants and many countries already pushing back on the day it was introduced one 3rd of the u. countries block the finance underpinning the new green deal so for euro skeptics this might look like it another example of brussels making plans before getting the member states on board most governments support the general direction of the new green deal but the trade off between saving the planet and protecting jobs is not going to be easy for the politicians electricity is a key factor in cutting emissions and us things then in europe most of it comes from either nuclear power or fossil fuels the nuclear power sector employs more
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than 1000000 people in the un another half a 1000000 people work in the coal industry so that's a lot of jobs that are at stake and france the continent's biggest nuclear power producers are now questioning why that sector should be excluded from the green financing we cannot succeed in the ecological transition and we cannot achieve a goal in terms of combating global warming without nuclear energy meanwhile the renewable term it is are not always popular look at germany's wind power sector. turbine installation here a slowdown due to legal disputes long delays in planning permission and alarm over a number of birds being killed by the blades e.u. commission leader vonder liran calls her new green deal a quote men on the moon moments this is europe's man on the moon moment but from down here on the ground you can see it's going to be
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a long and difficult journey eventually. for artsy. we're now joined live by political commentator john bricmont for more on this now why do you think some members of the bloc are opposed to this green deal. well because the there is no option the eastern european countries need to go in l.g. to have been urging and france of course once i don't understand their position on nuclear energy because that's where he'll clean energy sources you must realize that the so-called clean energy sources like wind and solar are intermittent energy so what do you do at night when there is no wind then you know there is a whole a problem of batteries that tens of problems in europe they're never going to agree even in my own counting belgium the flemish part of the county has a plan but they have measures which are quite ridiculous like there is a highway around brussels and they want to limit the speed there from 100 used to be a 120 they want to reduce it to 100 but how the ever people can drive at that speed
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because there's too much traffic so these sorts of measures on change anything and i think it's going to be there everywhere you see you must understand that these are commies but. ok now you have that he is nothing to do it. but still you had the promise of victory in afghanistan he did over and over again by nato and now that method has been lies all along and they were are winning and so why should i believe all these promises at the european union i think 2001 are something the other plan to make use of you know. knowledge economy ok. a good school system is collapsing you know where he can see that at least in western europe so where is the. economy going it seems to me that one has to be very very wary when the bill crises of to justify their existence are making these big plans and the policies which are not being kept in the end of course i want to
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be there in $22050.00 to check it but they expect that the plan one being won't be fulfilled moreover you was not forget that you are back and forth about 10 percent of the c o 2 emission then the in keys in the c o 2 emission will come from the devil. counties mostly from china. have c o 2 emission in europe will have very little effect on the climate even if you accept the i.p.c.c. conclusions of the i.p.c.c. view a little 1st of all there are more discussions about the impact of c o 2 then he said needed in the press and particularly in the media. etc you know the simplify even with the i.p.c.c. sing so it seems to me that you know it's again some sort of block attic measure where they will actually finance so-called pink capital east. into place and it's going to be is a very strange your bunions very strange because it's not as you know income to
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pensions social security us because another free market. with drinking too massive subsidies to banks for example all too. happy that is then of course there's no free market in the state intervention and still it's free market for the poor and the socialism for the rich for the companies so. that he dubious this plan and we don't how much time left but i did want to ask you that of course transforming the economy will be difficult for certain countries but will the long term benefits outweigh all the costs. i don't do i don't know i don't know because it's very complicated to go on the invisible gust are enormous for the moment when there's a girl green energy and then people get taken she was about sealed to see would do is not a pollutant she'll do may have an effect on as i say a little warming but she will do is the you know it feels to plan things very good for you go just. with the guys then if it is not easy to do in there is
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a little bit in the bit about it may silva who is trying to organize who go in the bit between centers of different convictions but it's practically impossible and john burke a political commentator thank you for your time in joining us on the program. thank you very much for having me thank you. time magazine has unveiled its choice for person of the year 16 year old climate activist got a ton of art or thought here as a model of determination for her efforts to combat climate change others find her approach unscientific artist and a hawk and looks into the phenomenon. last year she was just the regular swedish schoolgirl 12 months on and she's time's person of the year rarely does a discussion on climate change today take place without her name being mentioned growth of the work has become a global sensation not just a prominent figure among climate activists but almost a messianic symbol to pulls no punches in schooling politicians about what they
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must do to save the planet the real danger is when politicians and c.e.o.'s are making it look like real action is happening when in fact almost nothing is being done apart from clever accounting and creative p.r. she certainly does have a point but what about the growth of film book phenomenon itself it's on the noise quickly and loudly drawn attention to climate change she's got people talking and even been credited with influencing european and national elections but wants more than just talking she wants action from politicians or the critics question what useful action grettir inspired movements have actually taken from strikes and protests which she herself says are unsustainable we can't go on like this it is not sustainable solution that children skip school we can't go on like that so. we don't want to continue so we would we would love some action from people in
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power her speech is resonated across the world it wasn't long before her fiery indictment of world leaders at the un assembly became a meme now they followed a clear structure grave danger bad government and a need for immediate action she soon became a target for opponents who said her ideas it lacks substance and slated her style but that was quickly knocked on the head criticism was often swiftly silenced with those critiquing her justifiably or. not labeled as massage honest hysterical or being triggered the climate hysteria movement is not about science if it were about science it would be led by scientists rather than by politicians and the mentally ill swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international lair you. markku knows of daily want to just call get a phone by get a mentally ill swedish child she is mad and dangerous and she is causing the young
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children sleepless nights and with the juicy gossip she said she needs to go to school and show that i was fascinated by this school girl starting this strike for climate change awareness and i thought wow that's pretty gutsy it was all a little melodramatic it was all in the world of succulent tick i don't want millions if not believes of young people watching great to do that kind of speech and genuinely think the planet is literally about the way she is daring to express what so many young people are feeling and actually i find it remarkable that she can speak in such an honest way its truth to cow thing to see speaking some of her actions ridiculed like her transatlantic boat trip having sailed through storms to avoid carbon emissions from air travel she sailed into a storm of criticism when
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a fellow companions jointer flying in by plane not to mention the impracticality of adopting such measures on a wider scale this brings us back to growth as words about politicians creative p.r. world leaders from merkel to micron among others were happy to humor the latest global trend with a photo opportunity while rebuking some of our ideas so what does this leave the person of the year at 2019 which is certainly sent a message taken center stage and brought people into the streets with a call it is now time for sit. disobedience it's time to rebel but will this have the desired effect the only thing you want to see is real action and reaction has been happening so of course we have achieved. a lot but. but if you look at it from. far from
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a certain point of view we have achieved nothing like her all over she has created a stir it may be difficult to understand the method behind a person of the year awards one of good as runner ups was donald trump maybe we can agree to hope that this year's award isn't just symbolic isn't just creative p.r. but will lead to the real change the grocer seeks to create. a chinese restaurant in new york city opened by a white woman house shut down after just 8 months amid a backlash over cultural appropriation promotional material by aerial hospitals lucky restaurant repeated stereotypes about supposedly healthy chinese food claiming only its offerings don't leave you feeling bloated. a person parked outrage on social media zena full become american lady we've all been there having chinese food on sundays but don't you hate how it's so unhealthy me raced for 20 years by asian metrics cooking healthy balance meal 7 days
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a week no. talks about how chinese food is usually dolls and drone sauces and makes your eyes puffy lady what a lucky liza started by a white woman ignorantly use an asian stereotypes to clean american chinese food there's a lot to the owner of the restaurant closing her business and apologizing. we have been listening and learning and we have been making changes and we will continue she minister for not being smarter about cultural sensitivities my colleague neil harvey earlier discuss the issues raised with human rights campaigner peter tatchell and journalist and political commentator charles moore. the whole issue with cultural procreation and that's what they seem to be mad about they're trying to say that she was using disparaging language if that's the best they have as she said chinese food makes you feel icky that's not a really strong argument and i don't believe it i don't think any chinese people upset about this i haven't seen the government of china banning her from visiting i
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think the problem was that the owner did indulge in a few stereotypes and you know i don't think it's true at all the claims that chinese food makes you feel bloated or icky. i've never experienced that i love chinese but i think it's great but of course there are good and bad chinese restaurants just like there's good and bad british ones once again this is a busybody annoying white liberal preoccupation who think they have to police the world and stand up for all the poor suffering minorities out there and you know it's great to see them eat their own it's wonderful to see them be ridiculous and to shut down a female own business because they didn't like one thing she said i think you know obviously it's very important that the owners and providers of i think minority traditional foods do have a cultural sensitivity and respect for those cultures but that's like why would that even be controversial who cares it's not like it's insulting a culture it's not like it's racist the whole problem if they had you know if that
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would also just be her stating her opinion about chinese cuisine which would be shared by many people this is not like i hate full statement celebrity chef gordon ramsay criticised for opening an asian restaurant without a single asian chef and i would guess probably say i just choose the best chefs regardless of race and you would think that would be applauded but how do you feel about it i think gordon ramsay could easily afford to find some good asian chefs and there are plenty of them believe you me you know there is no excuse from not for not having some chinese chefs in the restaurant because there are many many really good chinese schiff's i think that's ridiculous because that the accusation to be something that you. i intentionally didn't hire a chinese person which of course i think it would would be completely not true he simply hired the best person for the job why may waste time money and resources scouring for employees based on their skin color just because they happen to. have . a genetic history from a certain part of the world. that's
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a global news wrapped up for this hour and thanks for tuning in. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or some want to. have to be right to be close it's like that before 3 of them or can't be good that i'm interested in the waters and how. they should.
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join me every thursday on the alex i'm i'm sure and i'll be speaking to get a little bit politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy going from day shouldn't let it be an arms race on all fronts very dramatic to follow the only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. is this a realistic prospect in 10 years and you understand why it kind of creeps people out. there is there is what i call the creepy line and the google policy
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about a lot of these things is to get right up to the creepy line but not cross it i would argue that implanting things get in your brain is a is beyond the creep you want to. at least for the moment.

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