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a british woman. spending hours waiting in the cold for in highlighting the system pressures the national health service is currently. patients about the perceived health care crisis in the u.k. . too much people. this is not true you're not. you're not building this. kind of. sharp to continue. targeting for the north stream pipeline project. will be completed by washington.
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and president putin officially opens the curch bridge a real part of the whole going effort to strengthen ties between the crimean peninsula russian. from moscow to the world this is our team international from the team and myself you know me hello and welcome. there have been renewed concerns in the u.k. over the state of the national health service after a woman died in hospital of cardiac arrest following what her family say was a 6 hour wait for an ambulance having broken her foot outside her home in south wales was left lying on a freezing pavement until help eventually right the ambulance has apologized for the lengthy delay but also said that the n.h.s. is under enormous strain. we are sorry that our response took longer than we would have liked on this occasion lengthy waits for an ambulance or
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a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system not just in wales but across the u.k. r t shaadi edwards dusty takes a closer look now at the tragedy and the rough edges faced by the n.h.s. . woman has died after breaking a foot just outside her home and wells but later she died in hospital after having cardiac arrest she waited 6 hours for an ambulance service despite neighbors running around trying to keep her warm as possible she had to wait for a long amount of time here's the father's account of what happened. that she was waiting. told us that they were dealing with a heavy influx of calls and. when there was. this time we were told they were doing their best but they didn't know when they would get. the call handler told those people calling the 999 services that they would be there as soon as possible despite that they have to wait 6 hours they also
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said it wasn't a state of the welsh and it just but the entirety of the united kingdom's national health service but as we know the british state funded health care system really has come under fire as of late many many allegations against the hospitals are woefully understaffed and fully under equipped but as we know this tragic incident in wales is just one of several incidents.
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well the n.h.s. has been held as a beacon of british society of course it's been in operation since 1948 but we are many people outside the london hospital. on the crisis in the n.h.s. . it's been 6 hours just waiting with the hospital just to get a couple stitches on the feeds for my husband last night he had to wait in the ambulance was not dead when we called he said to be the minimum to always wait and he had to drive himself to the hospital a couple in the next $29.00 states i was bright and they were there within minutes there are more it never had a prob the saying it's a worry to much people that's why. it's this is not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctors will be looking out for 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
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a new car for you to control and if you've got a call from a viewer in population adding to the existing population every year and your not building you hospital you're not building new doctors for agrees it cold we're turning well this isn't of course the only scandal that n.h.s. is found itself as of late of course we understand that during post trade tales the n.h.s. has become a topic of conversation now during the election period of course which was just ended last week we know that the opposition leader jeremy called the most challenging boris johnson and accusing him of being on the path to selling off the n.h.s. we've now got evidence on the boris johnson the n.h.s. is on the table and will be up for sale he tried to cover it up in a secret and this is the reality you use a form of down to go see a chanst n.h.s. he's fought for sale but truth be told as a barrel of issues that the n.h.s.
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faces of course the more obvious like cuts to services but also an ageing population a growing population evolving health care needs but of course one of the biggest. this has to be the increase on their reliance and privatizing within the n.h.s. service so as you can see that a chest system and crisis is not dying down anytime soon. so let's move to another over a headline stories following sanctions slow down russia's nord stream to european gas pipeline by the united states foreign minister a circular for office spoke a lot saying there is no doubt the project will be completed. 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. sir
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you love rothwell nord stream 2 it's a gas pipeline being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea it's over a 1000 kilometers long and will be capable of transferring 55000000000 cubic meters of gas per year let's just translate that that means $30000000.00 high schools will be supplied he gets a dollar from ports navajo europe has the from washington to get affordable russian fuel washington has weaponized sanctions it's official along with spending on nukes the army and cyber sanctions in the us 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
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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 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 says seen key european contractor all seize hold its 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 extraterritorial sanctions that hit german and european companies. washington has decided that even the closest allies don't
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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 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
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a good cause supporting a nother european a fresh. need ukraine which had been left out of the pipeline deal will keep working together to stop the nord stream to project that undermines your creates 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 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
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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 itself exposed as a super bully rolling out one creative plot after the other of forcing its will on friend and foe alike let's just stick with this story a little bit longer because a north stream spokesperson told r.t. that completing the project is essential for european energy security adding that work will be finished this soon as possible bronson he's from the alternative for germany party to less fassbender a journalist and former business and the earth of you both of them thought the u.s. 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
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are important of course their most important and i 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 realize the europeans are very 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 didn't hide. a disciplined crew u.s.
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troop at london western europe at their site the interests of the u.s. is clear it will not work that way because europe 'd is not strong enough to compete as a power of its own with us china russia but on the other hand is too strong to simply full the us to everywhere they want to go. it's been a momentous day for russia this monday president putin has officially opened the railway section of the courage street bridge which connects the crimean peninsula to mainland russian the leader of russia boarded a train where they made a crossing traveling from crimea to the ton of time in russia's cross and our region lattimer put in ben delivered an address to the construction workers involved in the ambitious project r t z n e but tranquil spoke to me or. the railway station in simferopol the
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capital of crimea the one that i used to arrive at as a little good to go to the seaside didn't see a single passenger train from mainland russia for more than 5 years because there was an old train route from moscow to crimea but it goes through ukraine and because of the kiev blockade of the peninsula it was shut down well of course crimea do want an alternative and now they finally got it what crimea is do want is they want to travel to russia to see their relatives also they want the prices for goods to be cheaper now when it comes to holiday makers some people can't afford a plane ticket to the peninsula well now they can use the train i can tell you that the russian president came out of the white blue train hopefully you can see it behind my shoulder over there and this was the 1st train to cross the brain. which
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now that's not really a train where people that people could buy tickets for but there's another one that just departed from st petersburg and actually you can just think of it it will take more than 40 hours to cross the entire european part of russia before that train bound force of awesome fall from st petersburg will reach this bridge but just for a moment let's go back to talking about the bridge itself for you to understand how much of an engineering technological marvel it is i can tell you that the effort that was put in by the construction workers it was so big they had to endure 10000 hours of rough seas but for some other facts about the bridge have a look at this little clip.
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that people were cheering the crowd that you can see behind my shoulder of course for them there is a lot to celebrate i can tell you that tens of thousands of tickets of already been solved and of course that is explained by the high demand that i mentioned there will be another train that will be departing the russian capital very soon and trains from all other cities are still to come so it will get very busy just wait for the holiday season to begin and you'll see it all. big day for russia all right
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still ahead in the program. free support to libya's un recognized government just as the west deals with a rival administration that's closing in on the. story. it
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was the night before christmas and all over the world people or my seeking individual sovereignty so they're probably just when you think. a lot of conflict instability and war ravaged libya is intensifying turkey has pledged to increase its military assistance to the un recognized government of the north african state wherever i'm chords involvement comes as libya's general term
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the head of a rival administration closes in on the capital tripoli since the 2011 are pricing the country remains split between different militias and political culture at the root of all this is the fight over africa's most abundant or reserves does have tours the libyan national army controlled most of the strategic oil fields it's perhaps no surprise that different countries rushed to strike oil deals and made his tripoli offensive with more in the earth circe or senior correspondent route. 8 years ago in a matter of a few months need to 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 dual recognition the intervention team withdrew 8 years later it's round to.
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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 they have to 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 supporters 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 controls most of the country most of the oil land he's winning turkey is
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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 front 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 an 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 candles 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 at the hands of hostiles 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
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almost 400000 barrels of oil a day from libya as of last year a country locked in a bloody civil war and then making millions american conoco phillips owns 16 percent of an oil field controlled by half the libyans a slogan a 1000 a bloody stalemate no one cares but suddenly when the balance of power piers to shift when one side appears to be winning and when things could change and the oil pumps could stop suddenly they're concerned again any question is about what lives or barrels. iraq as the of taking us through what we also heard from middle east expert edmund ghareeb i think that the scramble for libya's hall will only lead to more conflict in the already unstable country. they want their own terms
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and that's what makes this situation much more complicated in libya and it's even becomes more complicated because of the numerous play. of wall intervening in libya's internet up to the side of the external whether it's you european pollers 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 in particularly after the collapse of the dr jean this circular in my opinion just struggle over or resources danger that we would 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 just the libya becomes like a a pipe that's are being divided among different. israel is
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denying the family of a girl undergoing cancer treatment in the west bank permission to leave gaza to visit her in hospital israel says it's a land air and sea blockade on gaza is to prevent hamas 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. and in the sea there she was sleeping for 2 weeks and woke up to see nobody she knows
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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. 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. and i'm a mother and i want to hug her to make her feel safe. i really miss her in my life . is how the start of the week and news headlines are shaping up for unearth the newsroom just off camera there is busy putting together all the latest updates for you hope you will join me in just over 30 when i'll bring them to you you're watching r.t. international.
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out my yaar. i'm absolutely welcome to going underground we will be back with a brand new seasons arriving on january the 8th but until then we will be showing some of your favorite shows from the last season of the decade coming up in this show are israel and the usa rogue states when it comes to international war we are lots of israel's former mother in washington. and a new film gaza fights for freedom documents israeli mass killings by bullets and poison gas we talked to the film's director. all of them all coming up a days going on the ground 1st which countries have privileged trading relationships with the european union cited as a key issue in britain's general election campaign well here's one country famous
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for repeated violations of international law and one that has been bombing damascus and reportedly killing civilians in syria this week easer el has a privileged trading relationship with a european union based on the e.u. association agreement establishing that product originating in israel what then its internationally recognized borders benefit from pressure and show tariff treatment upon their entry into the european union yes special either trade treatment for violators of international law so israel's detractors might have it but there was more this month from the european court of justice and you has a long standing and well known position that it will not recognize any changes to pre $967.00 east or any orders other than those agreed by the parties to the israeli palestinian conflict that you consider settlements in occupied territories illegal and international law illegal and.

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