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russia exposed to german diplomats i mean your response to berlin amid a spa or a murder probe. plus russia could be put on the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism under a new bill making its way to congress. and time magazine's person of the year and 2019 as for the time we take a closer look at the 16 year old climate change activist some see it as a hero and inspiration others friend her an alarmist and a hypocrite. you're watching our 2 international bring you your law news update from our studio here in
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moscow welcome to the program and escalating diplomatic row has stepped up another level russia has expelled 2 german diplomats it comes in response to a similar move by berlin all amid a spat over a murder probe call aquarter 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 in boston has received a note of protest over the grounds decision to expelled 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
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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 did no sufficiently participate in the investigation of the murder of tony k.k. in berlin zoo you could use the unit it's incorrect to expel 2 russian diplomats who had nothing to do the mood i'm assured reciprocal measures which is you will notice 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 congress really was killed back in august and
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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 fought on behalf of the caucasian separatists he was on russia's wanted list he was a very cruel man once he killed 98 people the he was one of the organizers of bombings in the moscow metro i don't know what happened to him it's a criminal sphere anything can happen there. 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 is on top us only from germany's left party it feels the whole situation is connected
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to nato offer and russia and last martin a call it a way is berlin what i've been expecting moscow's response. to diplomatic order if you if you expelled 2 russian diplomats from both. realized straight away that 2 german diplomats would be expelled from moscow and declared persona non grata but standard diplomatic procedure so therefore the the russian the german foreign ministry is in fact making a statement which everyone knows is not in fact exact what we're seeing now is just the 2 the year 2020 with the big major exercise defender 2020 and. the general population does not want to see thousands of u.s. troops swarming through germany with tanks and full on battling what. so there is many people who believe that all the public and press
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accusations against russia only serve to prepare the population for this aggressive nature maneuver and 2020. a us senate committee has approved a bill to writing the country secretary of state to determine whether russia is a sponsor of terrorism russia's foreign minister slammed this initiative as irrational it passed the state department will have 90 days to report back to congress the senator who tabled the bill is convinced russia backs terrorism ludmer putin 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 kilmartin looks at the mixed messages. state sponsor of
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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 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 is a state sponsor of terrorism there's a fairly complex deliberative process for doing that and i don't personally see the person as state sponsorship of terrorism terrorist attacks we also have to recognize russia is itself has been a victim of terrorism to make it safe to say that on the record as well now russia
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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 us president donald trump now at his press remarks following that meeting the russian 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 he's invited in i'm always no. it's out last time they laughed about trump's firing of
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komi today they can celebrate the success of russian propaganda reagan wouldn't recognize this g.o.p. trump lover of meeting in private this often what conspiracy of the 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 taking place to undo whatever progress was made earlier estimates and executive director of the eurasia center thinks that russia has done more to combat terrorism than the u.s. . 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 and rebuilding the ties to russia i don't understand how the senate even comes up with this idea i mean if you look at terrorism russia is probably doing more to fight
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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 there i think this russia as a state sponsorship i mean these people are off in some other world and they're not in not in reality. i feel very embarrassed. you know for myself but russia for the going through it i just i'm completely shocked that somebody would actually propose. time magazine has unveiled its choice for person of the year 16 year old climate activists going to tom burke well some view her as a model of determination and praise her for efforts to combat climate change others find her approach unscientific and accuse her of selling worldwide panic artist and hawkins looks into the phenomenon. last year she was just the regular swedish
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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 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 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
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useful action grettir inspired movements have actually taken a vote 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 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 no. not labeled as massage honest hysterical or
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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 a 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 gretz a phone beggar mentally ill swedish child she is mad and dangerous and she is causing the young 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 pocalypse i don't want millions if not believes of young people watching great to do that kind of speech and genuinely think the plan is literally about the way she is daring to express what so many
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young people are feeling and actually i find it remarkable that she can speak in such an honest way it's truth to cow theodicy speaking some of her actions are 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 a fellow companions joined her 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 someone for 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 civil. disobedience it's time to rebel but will this have
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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 a certain point of view we have achieved nothing like her she's 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 grosser seeks to create. well looks like her message is heading home at least in the new which has just unveiled its new european the green deal and the black disgruntled for you that story and more after
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the break. it's an individual i think very much i have to do what i think is right i have to fight to defend my values have to defend my principles and if i feel the state is not doing it according to what i think is the right thing then i have to stand up and say it's not good enough and if i as a humanitarian feel that the next to me is not respected and treated in a dignified way then i have to also stand up in this regard so yes we have to do it despite that it is maybe a very long term fight and we are not necessarily winning. each simulating civilization would be able to run using a tiny fraction of its resources. hundreds of thousands millions of around store
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all of human history almost all. beings with our kinds of experiences with them to simulated ones rather than on simulated ones and conditional that are good we should think we are probably one of the simulated ones. welcome back germany has slammed washington sanctions threat over the mass of north stream to natural gas pipeline with foreign minister high chrome os insisting that you reject meddling european energy policy is decided in europe not in the us we crucially reject external interference and sanctions with extra territorial effect nordstrom too is
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a gas pipeline running from russia to europe through the baltic sea it covers more than a 1000 kilometers i mean from moscow doesn't have to transit gas to the e.u. 3 ukraine or washington is not a failed plane it leaves europe to energy dependent on russia but investment banker florin home believes it's washington and not moscow that's the less reliable partner to germany. it's a simple economic formula we're in the midst of an economic or not just a political war it's a good test interference in germany's a new supply which is so critical because germany is terms of production production the european our us and derby definitely needs beauty real and reliable gas energy supply for production russian supply it's been very stable there's never been interruption this never in spite of the stress and the american. situation is so strong because it can impact the ukraine and gas transport to you
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kane the real benefit to yes transports yes us or see it's possibly less reliable partner seeing what's happening now all in terms of their posturing and their threats which will very very likely become real in the coming days. the e.u. commission has unveiled new plans to make europe the 1st climate neutral continent under the european greendale emissions will be halved by 2030 with carbon neutrality to be achieved by 2050 but the deal has already faced criticism from black members about tossups us looks 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
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away we will help our economy to be a global leader by moving 1st and moving fast by showing the rest of the world how to be sustainable and 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 country's bloc 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 thinks then in europe most of it comes
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from either nuclear power or fossil fuels the nuclear power sector employs more 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 has slowed down 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 of underlayer 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 alternative for germany and mark bernhard for more on this now what's the key reason why some member states are against the green deal in your opinion. hello thanks for inviting me yeah what is the main reason the main reason of course is the cost what we are talking we are talking about 3000000000000 euro in the next 10 years that means 300000000000 euros a year on climate paranoia invested in climate paranoia if you look at the current botch it off the european union is $168000000000.00 so implementing this program and it's really a program comparing costs like landing on the moon it's really really ridiculous it would triple the budget the required budget for the european union and that would
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mean that taxpayers would have to to pay a lot more money every year 300000000000 a year additional in climate paranoia and no. money which we would really need for other important things in the european union and the other recent of course is if we look if we look at c o 2 emissions worldwide if you took a look at the 1st top 10 countries of emitting c o 2 in the rolled there's only one country in the european union at all which is on the top 10 which is in germany which is germany but in. if you look to germany and the other european country which is also in the top 10 list russia those are the 2 countries for review c o 2 emissions by roughly 30 percent since 1990 while all the other countries on a top 10 list china us increase it significantly so it doesn't really have
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a really big effect the situation is that even even europe the european union to reduce c o 2 emissions significantly by 50 percent by 80 percent. on the worldwide scale it does not have an effect it does not know effect 3000000000000 euro for no effect that's the that's the reason i went to the f.d.a. stands on the proposal. you have it's really ridiculous to use all that money to destroy environment to destroy 100000 millions of drops in the european union and. in danger energy security because the situation which we are facing due to more and more wind energy in the system means that we have will have a very in stable electricity supply in germany and in europe and what we already
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seen i mean if you look in the years 2004 and 2005 we had like 4 or 5 situation where interventions were necessary now we have about 7 to 8000 interventions every year which already cost $1400000000.00 euro alone in germany so it's destruction of it would be destructive would mean destruction of millions of jobs heavy destruction of environment by the windmill i mean cutting down on forests and endangering energy security in europe in germany and in europe and that's why we are. he opposed to it i mean we need to we need to be aware of the situation to the total badge of the budget of germany the federal budget of germany is $600.00 at $360000000000.00 euro a year and we only should spend 300000000000 i want to be on this climate paranoia which there's nothing left for any other for anything investments into the future
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so we think that's really ridiculous i read your proposal which is completely unrealistic mark bernhard alternative for germany and pave thank you for joining us on the program today thank you for global news break down for this hour and that's all for me as well today thanks for tuning in wherever you may be. what politicians do. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or something want to. have to go right to be close this is like them before 3 of them or 10 people get. interested in the
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why is it that. this should. join me every thursday on the elec simon chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of 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 loon foundation let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic developments only personally 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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and we don't know what facebook's aims are in fact facebook doesn't know what its aims are because it's going to be the sum total of all the people who are working on these algorithms a whistleblower someone who used to work for facebook came forward last year and said i was one of the news curators at facebook a bunch of us used to sit around every day and we used to remove stories from the news feed that were too conservative and now and then we inject a story that we thought was really cool. facebook founder mark zuckerberg says he's . committed to giving everyone a voice in responding to an allegation that facebook edits conservative views out of its trending topics they can suppress types of results based on what they think you should be seeing based on what your followers are presenting now a new report claims that according to a former facebook employee the social media mega company sometimes ignores what is
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actually trending among its 1000000000 users if the story originated from a conservative news source or if it's a topic causing buzz among conservatives. facebook costly manipulates or users they do it by the things that they insert into the news feeds they do it by the types of posts they allow their users to see and the fact that they actually decided to do psychological experiments on the users is something that i think a lot of people need to really fully understand and they were doing it based upon the fact that different things that people posted they want to see how other people would react to it. to help watch what your facebook friends posts can have a direct effect on your mood new research shows the more negative post you see the more negative you could become. so if for example let's say somebody wanted to post something that was on the news feed that was a very negative story they want to see how their users would react via their likes
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by their statements for their posts and they would show people who already had a predilection to maybe having some depression or maybe having some other issues in their lives and they can figure that out based upon your like space upon your connections based upon where you're going and so what they want to do is take that information and then use it to basically weaponize this information against their users so that way their users could see different things that may affect their mood and may affect how they interact with others and that's something that is highly unethical it appears that some young people may have been so affected by this that they may have done harm. to themselves based upon what they saw on their facebook feed and it was all because it is experiments and the things that we have no standing with facebook we're not citizens of facebook we have no vote on facebook it's not a democracy and this this process is not a way we can design the future we can't rely on this single company to invent our digital future.
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there's there's what i call the creepy line and the google policy about a lot of these things is to get right up for the creepy line but not cross at google crosses the creepy line every day not only does google cross the creepy line the location of that line you keep shifting well it's an interesting word creepy right because it's a it's a word that connotes horror he didn't say dangerous he didn't say an ethical there's all sorts of words that could have fit in that slot he said creepy and a creep is someone who creeps around and follows human spies on you for unsavory purposes right that's the definition of a creep you know i don't think the typical ethical person says i'm going to push right up to the line of creepy and stop there you know they say more something like how about we don't get near enough to the creepy line so that we're ever. in
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gauging in even pseudo creepy behavior because creepy is really bad.


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