i. the british woman dies after spending hours waiting in the cold for an ambulance highlighting the systemic pressures on the national health service coming up this hour we asked patients about the perceived health care crisis in the u.k. . which people. through. your doctor. called work. to russia sharply condemns new u.s. sanctions targeting the north stream 2 gas pipeline project but the stress to that it will be completed anyway despite washington's interference. and diplomatic
tara israel's. criticism that the international political over plans to investigate alleged war crimes in the palestinian territories. just turned 9 pm here most of this monday night the 23rd of december welcome to this live update from the r.t. international world news center with me kevin 1st in the renewed calls 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 a foot outside a home in south wales donna gilby was left lying on the freezing pavement until help eventual iraq the ambulance service has apologized for the blanks the delay but also emphasized too that the n.h.s. is under enormous strain specially this time of year. 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. now externalities shudras dusty takes a closer look at the tragedy in the rough the challenges faced by the n.h.s. well we're hearing story upon story of the state of the n.h.s. in the crisis within it but this one really has shocked the nation after a woman died after waiting for 6 hours for an ambulance service after breaking her foot in a wells despite neighbors running around to providing her clothing and warm items she was then finally taken into hospital but later died of cardiac arrest here's the father's account of what happened. right she was waiting. they would dealing with a heavy influx of. this time we were told they were doing their best but they didn't know when they would
get to. the call handle it it says that they were dealing with a heavy influx of calls plus they said they'd be there as soon as possible but the issue is they argue that it's not just a situation within the welsh and h s but the entirety of the united kingdom we know there's plenty of allegations against the n.h.s. when it comes to issues of being woefully short staffed and was fully under a crypt when it comes to hospitals across the united kingdom but as we know this incident is not isolated and there are several issues within the n.h.s. .
well the n.h.s. being held as a beacon of british society and of course has been in operation since 1948 but the issue of the crisis in the n.h.s. has led to many people becoming quite concerned when it comes to many people outside a london hospital of thoughts of the crisis with an n.h.s. . hospital just. my husband. and himself hospital. rob ford never had a problem the saying it's a worry to much people that's why. this is not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctors will be looking out to know both what happens is the ambient people can't leave the patient until.
they get seen so i think that's part of reason why it takes a long car for you to control and if you've got a call for a 1000000 population adding to the existing population every year and you're not building new hospitals you're not building new doctors for agrees it can't work. well this isn't the only crisis and scandal to hit the n.h.s. as of late as we know the heart of concerns is post details and negotiations particularly at the heart of concern is the n.h.s. now the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn has accused boris johnson of going down the path of selling off the n.h.s. we've now got evidence that under 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 yes above down to go see
a chanst n.h.s. is far for sale but truth be told there's a barrel of issues when it comes to the n.h.s. from the more obvious like cuts to services but also a growing population and ageing population evolving health care needs but one of the biggest most crucial factors at the moment is of course the increase of reliance says on the privatized sation when it comes to the national health care system so as you can see the seems to be an unending crisis. russia's foreign minister spoke out against the united states decision to impose sanctions on companies involved in the construction of the north stream to gas pipeline so he says the move of the mines the sovereignty of european nations and his goal of distress for the project will be completed anyway despite washington's attempts to thwart it. 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. for the old string to gas pipeline once completed will supply germany with russian gas for the baltic sea at over a 1000 kilometers long it will be capable of transferring 55000000000 cubic meters of gas per year to europe that's enough to supply 30000000 households and external it goes down the examines in more detail this all i'm going to speak to of the project and hewitt's defiance right now of what the u.s. has to think about it washington has weaponized sanctions it's official along with spending on nukes the army and cyber ops sanctions are 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 in the united states commends 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 complete it. 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 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 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 conducting legitimate business the 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 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 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 of 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. 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 destabilize ukraine it was almost like russia listened because hours before sanctions hit north stream 2 construction moscow 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 face 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 it goes down author a spokesperson for nordstrom 2 told us that the project is essential for ensuring europe's energy security adding that work will be finished as soon as possible we asked several analysts for their views on the escalating geopolitical tussle over it. well out of this risk oddly. is due to the fact it's really sort of the so ready got very good it's
a traditionalist remain called holy shit with the banks and so also the very sensitive question that us is sucked out in something to do that other sorts of incidents they try to ignore all the problems. the 6 leads the position of and so specific on the news trucks project america doesn't have to be part of every deal that is made on the planet and there are important of course our most important and i and germany on the other hand they have no problem whatsoever that to quote the allies under pressure which is not sort of an act of friendship 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 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 top maintain a rift between western europe and russia because they need in the future more than even more than in the present they need. to have a close ally and did highly disciplined troop u.s. atlantic western europe at their site. israel's ambassador to the united nations has launched a scathing attack on the international criminal court accusing it of diplomatic terror its afterward as ations chief prosecutor fatou bensouda announced friday her intention to investigate alleged war crimes in the occupied palestinian territories . i am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in palestine war crimes have been being committed in the west bank including east jerusalem and
the gaza strip the i.c.c. prosecutor's decision has turned the international criminal court into a political tool to do legitimize the state of israel this is a dark day for truth and justice bad advice and now after a few years of hard work and full and after providing all the necessary information about the crimes committed by the occupying forces against the palestinian people the okee point palestinian territories the decision was finally made today this is a great day for us we have achieved what we wanted. the i.c.c. has the authority to hear cases relating to war crimes genocide and crimes against humanity israeli officials insist though that it's got no jurisdiction to investigate alleged crimes committed in the palestinian territories as palestine they say is not universally recognized as a sovereign state the court's top prosecutor has signaled her intent though to look into alleged war crimes carried out by both hamas and the israeli defense forces
since 2040. showing jabbering is director of the ramallah based human rights organization he spoke to a sailor and said that all crimes committed in the territory should be investigated but that israel is not interested in delivering justice for palestinian victims. they don't allow for instance for the special robot wars to get in to investigate they do to allow for the commission of you know the u.n. commissions of inquiry is to come to investigate this is the case you know this is how the israel is dealing and treating very sissy
a dozen poor poorly in one way and the palestinians all of them to accept. that if there is crimes you know committed by palestinians literally i see the size of that goal after the palestinians at least 3 months or something like that but why is that is there concern from that if they know well that palestinians committed crimes this is the i.c.c. going after them. but i think they don't want for this mechanism and for this tool and for this or for 80 to function. 1617 past. this is out international ahead this is big news today president putin officially opening the curch bridge as part of a huge ongoing effort to strengthen ties between the crimean peninsula and the russian mainland but covering it among the stories ahead.
again so i'm interested to russia this monday president putin officially opened the rel way section of the strait bridge which connects the crimean peninsula to mainland russia the russian leader pool to train for the maidan crossing traveling from crimea as you can see there to the town of russia's president region and then delivered his address to the construction workers involved in what has been a hugely ambitious project trying to reports from that. very dear friends railway terminal a much bigger one the one in crimea is capital sin for opel the one that i used to arrive at has a little kid to go to the seaside didn't see a single passenger train from mainland russia for more than 5 years all i can tell
you that climb means did want a cheaper way to travel to russia to see their relatives they wanted cheaper goods holidaymakers from mainland russia the ones who couldn't afford a plane ticket were desperate to get it as well well now they do have it we just saw the russian president vladimir putin inside the 1st train there it is right there to cross the railway section of the longest bridge in europe i guess we can call it a test and once the test was over the 1st passenger train bound for sebastopol departed from st petersburg just think of it it will take 40 hours for that train to reach the crimean bridge. the entire european part of russia. before it gets to the crimean peninsula but just for a moment let's go back to talking about the bridge itself for you to understand what kind of technological marvel it is how much effort was put into what i just
a real reason to celebrate i can tell you that few tens of thousands of railway think it's have already soon train will depart from moscow and 3 from other cities of russia you know as well as well because that is exactly the demand that i was telling you about and just wait for the holiday season to begin. there's been a lot of legal ruling in france the country's biggest telecoms company and its former c.e.o. were found guilty of moral harassment on friday in connection with a string of employees suicides back in the 2000 france telecom now known as orange had recently been privatized and was being restructured but then the process entailed thousands of job cuts thousands more employees were placed in different sometimes degrading roles as a result the case caused. by this overhaul as a result of it 19 workers took their own lives so bad was the stress the court has ordered orange now to pay a 75000 euro fine and sentence the ex c.e.o.
as well as 2 former executives to time in prison we hear from some of the victims' relatives so successful that we are satisfied and happy 1st and foremost because according to the extracts from the letter that were read out to us by the court what happened has been recognized as wrong as a reprehensible error. i'm glad that this guilty verdict has been delivered it was a decision we expected it was very important for the victims to be heard i'm very grateful to my lawyers and to everyone who supported us it is highly significant that up until now a moral harassment has not been recognized as a crime and punished at the judicial level. friday's really was significant in that it was the 1st time a french court had found a corporation guilty of institutional harassment but a lawyer for the company's former c.e.o. has said he intends for peel this decision that. says it off said mark we are talking about interpersonal harris meant by a boss in relation to an employee i believe that this decision is completely and
reasonable it has no legal bases. protesters in france meantime storms were in the position railway stations in paris monday as mass industrial action of a planned pension reforms into the 19th day. illustrators occupied one of the platforms some reportedly scuffle with police while others set off flares france's transport network's been paralyzed since the start of this month with hundreds of thousands protesting against the proposed pension reforms public sector workers many people fear the overhaul means that they could be working for longer for smaller pensions. well so many things looking so far to r.t. dot com for so much more of our news check out our social media as well we've got various programs lined up for you next after the break your partner will but for now for me kevin owen in the rest the on duty team here this monday evening thanks for watching out international from russia.
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