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killed and kidnapped. russian. gas pipeline by the united states foreign minister sergei lavrov has spoken out saying there's no doubt the project will be completed. so it's so it will be finished despite all these threats i am convinced that 1st of all the europeans understand their commercial interests in terms of ensuring long term energy security secondly of course they were humiliated and the words we heard from the german side show that our european partners still have their self respect look north stream 2 is a gas pipeline being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea more than
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a 1000 kilometers long it will be capable of transferring 55000000 cubic meters of gas per year to supply almost $30000000.00 households he goes down i reports now on how europe defied america to get affordable russian fuel washington has weaponized sanctions it's official along with spending on nukes the army and cyber sanctions in the u.s. 2020 military budget it started in mission for the year the elimination of one of russia's gas our trees into europe currently under construction the united states commands all our european partners who have taken a strong stand against north stream 2 and we commend others to do the same germany is totally controlled by russia because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from russia and a new pipeline this pipeline if completed. would make europe even more dependent on russian energy we don't want your energy supplies to be defended and. to be fair
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washington has been backed into a corner here it's been arguing and puffing over the project for years dishing out threats and blackmail but to no avail the threat of sanctions has seen key european contractor all seize hold its operations nevertheless in an admittedly rare act of disobedience to the us europe has been on russia's side determined to have the pipeline built as a matter of principle the e.u. opposes the imposition of sanctions against you companies conduct a legitimate business in federal government is against extraterritorial sanctions we don't approve of this practice we oppose especially extraterritorial sanctions that hit german and european companies. washington has decided that even the closest nato allies don't deserve mercy if the us geo political and commercial ambitions are at stake why well it's easy follow the money russia doesn't
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ask much for its gas and nord stream too will be europe's cheapest way of getting the blue fuel and that's in stark contrast to the alternative 6 washington is trying to force feed on its treasured allies across the atlantic shale gas because really there's only one economy that has to be strong uncle sam's even at the expense of its nato partners and the made in america stamp may be fancy but the markup for the freedom brand makes the whole affair outright economically stupid for the e.u. also washington's been trying to convince brussels that tightening its belt and enjoying a bit extra economic stress is well worth it because it's all for a good cause supporting a nother european friends. the need ukraine which had been left out of the pipeline deal will keep working together to stop the nord stream 2 project that undermines
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ukraine's economic and strategic security we do not want our european friends to fall prey to the kind of political and economic manipulation russia has attempted in ukraine since it cast off its soviet shackles it would create another tool for the kremlin to use russia's energy resources to divide europe and undermine and destabilize ukraine it was almost like russia listened because hours before sanctions hit north stream 2 construction mosco and shook hands on a gas transit deal so europe all out winds from the pipeline both economically and geopolitically seeing russia and ukraine finally touch base again and this statement by the u.s. envoy to germany hasn't aged well at all. currently there is a lot of talk in germany about doing more for europe and we believe that when it comes to north stream 2 we have taken an extremely pro european position washington's crocodile tears are not fooling anyone anymore trying to maintain
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a compassionate fetes pretending it's acting in the best of intentions only to have itself exposed as a super bully rolling out one creative plot after the other or forcing its will on friend and foe alike and or stream spokes person told r.t. that completing the project is essential for european energy security and says that work will be finished as soon as possible he bronson from the alternative for germany party and thomas fassbender a german journalist and former businessman both say the us has once again demonstrated its wish to keep russia and europe away from each other. america doesn't have to be part of every deal that is made on the planet there are important of course their most important allies are germany on the other hand they have no problem whatsoever to quote the allies under pressure which is not sort of an act of friendship but i believe that the americans were hoping that their pressure would work along the way at some earlier point and now they don't they
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realize that europeans are very firm they want to complete north korean too they want to have the cheaper russian gas delivered to europe and only now are they taking actions because they realize that the game is lost and now they're putting on sanctions to make it difficult for russia and the europeans to close the deal u.s. interests that so maintain a rift between western europe and russia because they need in the future even more than in the present they need. to have a close ally and did a highly disciplined true u.s. drop at lending western europe at their site the interests of the u.s. in. it will not work that way because europe is not strong enough to ringback compete power of its own with us china russia but on the other hand is too strong to simply follow the us to everywhere they want to go.
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in the u.k. a woman has died after waiting 6 hours for an ambulance on a freezing pavement in wales she broke her foot outside her home but the next day she died after going into cardiac arrest the ambulance service explain the delay by saying that it's not only the welsh but the whole national health service that under pressure. we are sorry that our response took longer than we would have liked on this occasion lengthy waits for an ambulance or a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system not just in wales but across the u.k. but in state funded health care systems come in for a lot of fierce criticism of late without occasions that hospitals and woefully short staffed and under equipped cuts in funding of also lead to long waiting times the tragic case in wales is just one of several to emerge this year.
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we asked people outside a hospital in london about the crisis in the national health service. it's been 6 hours just waiting in the hospital just to get a couple stitches on the feeds fear my husband last night we had to wait in the embassy then when we called he said to the minimum to always wait and he had to drive himself to the hospital a couple in the next 29. minutes your heart never had a problem the saying is. too much people. this is
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not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctors will be looking out and about what happens is the ambulance people can't leave the patient until. they get seen so i think that's part of reason why it takes a long pair for new cars for each intra arms if you got a call from a viewer in population adding to the existing population every year and you're not building. you're not building new doctors for agrees it can't work out he's going underground be discussing the plight of britain's health service with veteran journalist john pilger his latest documentary describes how a revolving door of special interest groups are intent on pushing for the privatisation of the n.h.s. health care for all on the basis of need not ability to pay that's an enormous and support chief in. any case is being refurbished from a public service to something for profit structures. unknown to most the public.
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around the house of parliament. the offices of socal think tanks lobbyists and professional propagandists they used words like reform. partnership. none of these positive. have any real meaning anymore what they mean by reform is is privatizing and destroying. but they would deny that but they've created this extraordinary for cabaret as they've created their own persona they hope of legitimacy. because they have so many now people within parliament and so many people from the private healthcare industry in the department of in the pub and of health they feel they can get away with this this is brought to get out
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this is modern corporatism it how it works it's it's it's greatest and least understood weapon is propaganda. kidnap and torture are now permitted for informants working for m i 5 the u.k. is domestic security service a lot more tribunals explain that otherwise it will be impossible for them to maintain their cover. if no prosecution authorities made aware when such a case occurs then de facto the informant has been given carte blanche to act as the like agents and informants a permitted to commit crimes when it's in the interest of national security however the new judgment doesn't detail the types of crimes allowed it also doesn't confer absolute immunity either announcing the decision or justice the case raises one of the most profound issues which could now face a democratic society governed by the rule of law with that in mind prime minister
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boris johnson plans to strengthen u.k. law to bring it in line with the united states the measures are supposed to aid counter terror activities as well as anti espionage missions from a british intelligence officer an emotion belief that the government is doing it to crack down on whistleblowers and activist i think this new ruling from the invest free powers tribunals does actually imply the m i 5 can pick and choose whether or not to allow any of the agents in the field to get in on any sort of crime up to and including murder and torture and kidnapping and this is a very legal gray area and i sized because they're governed by a parliamentary out called the security service act 1909 m i 5 does not have an explicit provision like that under the rules governing it so what this tribunal is trying to establish was how far they could go in justifying what their field agents could do and it still remains a gray area the reason for this ruling is nothing to do with the 5 agents get up to in the field i think this reflects a great concern of the government which is to update the fischel secrecy laws and
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they are doing this to bring it in line with the american laws which a much more draconian to crackdown on whistleblowers intact. this is article moscow still to come turkey's increasing military support of the un recognized government in libya just as the west strikes all deals with a rival administration but closing in on tripoli we get onto that in 90 seconds.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. let it be an arms race. dramatic. very critical. conflict and instability in war ravaged libya is intensifying turkey's pledge to
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increase its military assistance to the un recognized governments of the north african state involvement comes as libyan general have the head of a rival administration closes in on the capital tripoli and since the 2011 uprising the country remains split between different militias and political comes at the root of all this is the fight over africa's most abundant oil reserves. libyan national controlled most of the strategic oil fields it's little surprise that different countries have rushed to strike oil deals and made his tripoli offensive . years ago in a matter of a few months nato bombs transformed libya from one of the richest states in africa to a playground for warlords world's biggest slave market the capital of human trafficking having messed things up beyond repair and all recognition the intervention team withdrew 8 years later it's round to. turkey
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recently upset almost everyone in the mediterranean when it carved out a good portion of the sea between itself and libya a huge area rich in oil and gas and by libya i mean the un backed government of national accord one of the governments fighting for control of the country in return for the g.n.a.s. signature turkey promised them support meaning guns lots of guns there if you go. to key will not turn from the agreement it has reached with libya we are we'll aware of the intensification of infos to overthrew the legitimate libyan government if necessary we will increase the military size of our support and take advantage of all kinds of opportunities on land the sea and their general have effectively leads the other government through his libyan national army he now
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controls most of the country most of the oil land he's winning turkey is threatening to deploy soldiers to stop him it accuses egypt the u.a.e. and russia of supporting him. 8 years ago russia and china stood against intervention saying it would lead to chaos which they were ridiculed it turns out they were right though no one likes to be reminded the russian strategy in libya is extremely responsible it has no geo political dimension and put. libyan interests at the forefront we are not on any side of the conflict. on paper france supports the g n a it is after all the un recognized government they've said flowery things called for peace hosted fruitless summits that led nowhere so it was strange when the g.n.a.t. came out and accused france of supporting
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a warlord. we are surprised that france does not support our government that is democratic but supports a dictator a few months after those words french weapons were seen in the hands of how stars forces advanced weapons things have become very serious serious enough to jolt an old school interventionist into action. 8 years ago the united states led the mob that bombed libya into oblivion they cheered and literally laughed when gadhafi was tortured to death by rebels yes we came we sat there and he died there the laughter stopped when the same rebels that hillary helped murdered the american ambassador now they're concerned more so than they've been for years what changed countless thousands have been butchered in the years since the intervention why speak out now concerned about libya external
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military intervention threatens prospects for peace united states deplores attacks on innocent civilians and calls on all sides to free him from escalation only a political settlement will resolve the conflict oh does it military intervention threaten peace sad irony aside we're getting closer to the whole point of this proxy free for all as usual it was trump that said what everyone was thinking the president recognize field-marshal have torah significant role in fighting terrorism and securing libras oil resources and the 2 discussed a shared vision for leaders transition to a stable democratic political system or oil oil or oil is it a coincidence that french weapons turned up in the hands of heart as troops and then suddenly france's total energy giant wins a huge stake in an oil field controlled. by half the italian any was pumping almost
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400000 barrels of oil a day from libya as of last year a country locked in a bloody civil war and they're making millions american conoco phillips owns 16 percent of an oil field controlled by hafta while libyans aslaug a 1000 a bloody stalemate no one cares but suddenly when the balance of power appears to shift when one side appears to be winning and when things could change in the oil pumps could stop suddenly they're concerned again in the question is about what lives or barrels a middle east expert had been ghareeb thinks that foreign countries are trying to turn some profit from libyan oil. they want peace in their own turf and that's what makes this situation much more complicated than libya and it's even becomes more
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complicated because of the numerous play. it was intervening in libya's internet up to the side of the external players whether it's you european pollers risotto trying to intervention. france italy britain and so the united states nato becoming involved we saw not a number of regional players also becoming involved and libya's internal affairs supporting this party or that party in particularly after the collapse of the dr jean this circular in my opinion just struggle over or resources danger look we're like you just see coming up in the coming decades how we are going to see struggle for control of oil and so this is going to be it's just the libya becomes like a a pilots are being divided among different. israelis denying the family of
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a god on the giving cancer treatment in the west bank permission to visit having a hospital israel says its land there and saying blockade on gaza is to prevent hamas and other militant groups from launching attacks. i don't want to see you on the phone i want to be with my child even if i see her on a video call the internet is weak so i can see her well. i didn't see that she was sleeping for 2 weeks and woke up to see nobody she knows she was asking why are you not. visiting me she doesn't understand that we are not allowed by the israelis to come to her.
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the policy of separating children from their parents during medical treatment room presents a systematic unknown go in violation of the right to health of children from the gather street and him this their chances of recovery. and i'm a mother and i want to hug her to make her feel safe. i really miss her in my life . ok that's it from the moscow newsroom for now i'll have your next update off the crosstalk examines the background gameplay in the trump impeachment drama. i'm going to fulfill the repeated promises apologise to the people i promise to be you know we've all pots be. ready
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go to church. because it's backed up by us who loves to do our. own. thing. but. i doubt. it was the night before christmas and all over the world people are mining back on taking individual sovereignty so they're probably just what you think. this is is a sticker from a water bottle thrown in the stomach of a fish the brand is part of the coca-cola company which sells millions of bottles of soda every day the idea was that let's tell consumers there are the bad was there the litter bugs are throwing this away industry should be blamed for all this waste to company has long promised to reuse the plastic.
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that's. a special project funded. on the disease. but for now the mountains of waste only grow higher. hello and welcome to crossfire who are all things considered i'm peter lavelle but democrats in their pliant friends in the corporate media clamor to have trump in peach for months now they are determined to slow walk it a winning strategy and the dangers of historical revisionism.
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talking some real news i'm joined by my guest here in moscow dimitri bobbitt he's a political analyst and editor at me internet media project and in nicosia we crossed alex cross of 40 he is the director and writer for the duran dot com all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate let me go to alex nicosia well it is the holiday time and st nick hopefully you'll be visiting your home i have a question for you alex is that nancy pelosi been nadi or nice because i think her stocking at the at the end of the day is going to end up pretty empty or maybe just a rock go ahead alex oh i think it depends who you're asking peter i think that without a doubt if you're looking at the hollywood elite new york wall street elite if you're looking at the squad and the radical left then yeah they're going to
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probably you know feel really good about what nancy did because you know they got their twitter s j w points with the whole impeachment thing but if you look at the whole rest of the united states everything else i think people are absolutely upset with it i think it's going to harden trump's base that's that's without a doubt it's going to hard to trust base we saw that when he went to battle creek and did the rally. trying to even care about a piece of me talked a total of about 45 seconds about impeachment and the rest of the time he was typical trump and i think you're going to look at the independents who are going to say what is go we. was in a rush to get this out and now she wants to stall and delay it. you know demon this very interesting thing is here is that i mean from my perspective my opinion every single stratagem they've tried to use against this president and i'm not i'm not carrying water for trump here but every single stratagem they've used to tear this presidency down has only made him stronger now as alex christopher just said you
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know this rush to.

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