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i. russia says the new swathe of u.s. sanctions targeting the north stream to gas pipeline to germany is humiliating for europe but adds there's no doubt the energy project will be completed. woman dies waiting i was for an ambulance as the state of britain's national health service is brought into sharp focus we talk to hospital users about the crisis in the n.h.s. . so much people that's why. this is not true you're not fielding new austerity you're no building new doctors for. it called work. for the u.k.'s domestic counterintelligence service m i 5 now have the rights to kill torture and kidnap in the name of national security.
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there is a day in moscow monday the 23rd of december my name calling by welcome to news this hour 1st then following sanctions slaps on russia's north stream 2 european gas pipelines by the united states foreign minister sergei lavrov has spoken out saying there's no doubt that the project will be completed. so that when the states 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. north stream 2 is a gas pipeline being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea but over a 1000 kilometers long it will be capable of transferring 55000000 cubic meters of
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gas per year to supply almost 30000000 households he coached off reports now on how europe's 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 washington has been backed into
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a corner here it's been our thing 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 halted operations nevertheless in an admittedly rare act of disobedience to the u.s. 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 deal is a good federal government is against extraterritorial sanctions we don't approve of this practice we oppose especially in 3 to 2 real sanctions that hit german and european companies and. washington has decided that even the closest allies don't deserve mercy if the us geo political and commercial ambitions are at stake why while it's easy follow the money russia doesn't ask much for its gas and nord
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stream too will be europe's cheapest way of getting the blue fuel and that's in stark contrast to the alternative 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 a fresh. the need ukraine which had been left out of the pipeline deal to keep working together to stop the north stream to project that undermines your creates economic and strategic security we do not want our european friends to fall prey to
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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 in kiev 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 a compassionate fetes pretending it's acting in the best of intentions only to have
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itself exposed as a super bully rolling out one creative plot after the other or forcing its will on friend and foe alike. spokes person told me that completing the project is essential for european energy security and that work will be finished as soon as possible bronson from the alternative for germany party thomas fassbender the german journalist and former businessman both say that the united states 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 and 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 highly disciplined troop u.s. . and europe at their. cite the interests of the us is geared it will not work that way because europe is not strong enough to or compete as a power of its own with us china or 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 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 wealth 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. . britain's state funded health care system has come in for a lot of fierce criticism of late with allegations that hospitals are woefully short staffed and under equipped cuts in funding a full so not to long waiting times the tragic case in wales is just one of several to emerge this year.
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we lost people outside a hospital in london for their thoughts on the crisis in the national health service. spend 6 hours just waiting with the hospital just to give a couple stitches on the biggest fear my husband last night he had to wait and the end of this was not then when we called the sets to the minimum to always wait and see how to drive himself to the hospital a couple in the next 20 ninth's to as i. say but i was 8 minutes your heart never had a prob the saying it's. too much people that's why. this is
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not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctor is looking out on the both what happens is the ambient people call and leave the patient until. they get seen so i think that's part of reason why it takes a long pair for new car parching farms if you've got half a 1000000 population adding to the existing population every year enjoy not building new offspring you're not building new doctors for agrees it can't work. he's going underground be discussing the plight of britain's health service with veteran journalist john pilger his new documentary describes how a revolving door of special interest groups are intent on pushing the privatisation of the n.h.s. . health care for all on the basis of need not ability to pay an enormous sums important chief in. any case has been repurposed from
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a lovely service to something for profit expectations. unknown to most of the public. around the halls of parliament. the offices of so-called think tanks lobbyists and professional propagandists they use words like reform. partnership. none of these positive terms. have any real meaning anymore what they mean by reform is is privatizing and destroying. bats 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 health care industry in that apartment and the carbon of health they feel they can get away with this this is brought to you get
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out this is modern corporatism it how it works it's it's it's greatest and least understood weapon is propaganda. but kidnap and torture are now permitted for informants working for m i 5 the u.k.'s domestic security service a lot more try b. and 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 informants of permitted to commit crimes when it's in the interest of national security however the judgment doesn't detail the types of crimes that are allowed nor does it confer absolute immunity even the decision from lord justice saying announcing it he said that the case raises one of the most profound issues which can face a democratic society that's governed by the rule of law with that in mind prime
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minister boris johnson plans to strengthen the u.k. or bring it into line with the united states the measures are supposed to aid counter terror activities as well as anti espionage missions former british intelligence officer and emotion believes the government's doing it crackdown on whistleblowers and activists. i think this new ruling from the invest 3 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 getting involved in any sort of crime up to and including murder and torture and kidnapping and this is a very legal gray area and i 5 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 laws 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 what the 5 agents get up to in the field i think this reflects
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a great concern of the government which is to update the official secrecy laws and they are doing this to bring it in line with the american laws which are much more draconian to crack down on whistleblowers and hacktivists. now with our 2 from moscow still to come turkey is boosting its military support to libya's u.n. recognized government just of the worst strikes all deals with a rival of ministration that closing in on tripoli got about 90 seconds from the. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
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is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe. isolation or community. are you going the right way or are you being led to some. direct. what is true what is faith. in a world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. aura made in the shallowness. 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 government of the north african state but i'm sure it's involvement comes as libyan general have the head of a rival administration closes in on the capital tripoli since the 2011 uprising the country remains split between different militias and political camps but the root of all this is the fight over africa's most abundant oil reserves and as have tires libyan national army controls most of the strategic oil fields it's little surprise that different countries have rushed to strike oil deals and made his tripoli offensive here's artie's my guest here. 8 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 the world's biggest slave market the capital of human trafficking having messed things up beyond repair and all recognition the intervention team
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withdrew 8 years later it's round to. turkey 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 are. 2 key will not to move from the agreement it is reached with libya we are will 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. hands 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 for 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 puts 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 the 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 candles thousands have been butchered in the
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years since the intervention why speak out now concerned about libya external 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 labor's 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 at the hands of hot stars troops and then suddenly france's total energy giant wins
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a huge stake in an oil field controlled. by half the italian any was pumping almost 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 half the 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 only question is about what lives or barrels middle east expert at mint can read things that foreign countries are trying to test and profit from libyan oil. they want peace in their own terms and that's what makes this situation much more complicated than libya and it's even
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becomes more complicated because of the numerous. walter intervening in libya's internet up to the side of the external by those you european powers risotto intervention. france 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 and particularly after the collapse of the dr jean this circle in my opinion the struggle over or resources danger to the crew like you to 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 libya becomes like a apartheid that's being divided among different.
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israelis denying the family of a gun on the getting cancer treatment in the west bank permission to leave gaza to visit having hospital israel says its land air and sea blockade on gaza is to prevent how mass and other militant groups from launching attacks. i don't want to see her 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. in the sea there 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 and don't go in violation of the right to health of children from the gather strip and him this their chances of recovery. that i'm a mother and i want to hug her to make her feel safe. i really miss her in my life . and that's the way it looks from moscow so far this monday december 23rd i'll have your next update in a little over 35 minutes from now here. you know world big part of the new lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up
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to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. twas the night before christmas and all over the world people are mining back on seeking individual sovereignty so they'll probably just throw anything. this is a stick from the water bottle phone in the stomach of the 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 ones there the litter bugs are throwing this away industry should be blamed for all this waste the company has
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a food to eat school on drugs used to people case. who've been forced to close because. during his childhood he said if the life is music that. i love to dance because it makes me comedy i love to dance because he makes me unhappy playing moved from nasa. and when you go to church we had nothing. to do beyond us and the core thespot of us is not in love with her because. i doubt. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront dacian let it be an arms race in this on off and spearing dramatic
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development only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. god definitely wants the innocent to be set free now the question is what happens when that doesn't occur like in the. case of this gentleman where he was long lee convicted. the man was falsely convicted he lost 20 years of his life who knows how he was abused in prison maybe and so that is
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a great evil yeah this is one of the more challenging questions that we as human beings you know have to deal with it's almost an existential question to you know if there is a god and certainly i believe that then how can we allow evil to occur. quite often i mean this. as i want to know with the truth in the way. this guy square life is imposed to me. my name is drawn more than i'm now 42 years old i was all fully arrested and eventually convicted in a sense and that be just 17 for murder i did not commit. the
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sin was to die in prison by the expiration of my life. i was 17 when i was arrested and there's no rest at all mom's 41st birthday. to which is $7993.00. there was 360. or your little girl bought it for your. 10 did the same high school my magri year my freshman year she actually gave the tunisian to.


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