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a british woman dies after spending hours waiting in the cold for an ambulance highlighting the systemic pressures on the national health service the patients by the perceived health care crisis ongoing in the u.k. . it's. too much people that's why. you're not building. you're not building doctors. call for. russia sharply condemns new u.s. sanctions targeting firms involved with north st jude gas pipeline project but stresses too that it will be completed despite washington's interference. diplomatic tera israel directs. the international criminal court of plans to
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investigate alleged war crimes in the palestinian territories. just 10 10 pm monday august 23rd of december welcome to this 30 minute live update from the arts international will do center with me kevin. first focus on the u.k. and the n.h.s. there renewed concerns about 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 her home in south wales donegal b. was apparently left lying on a freezing pavement until help of a. the ambulance services apologized for the lengthy delay but also emphasize too that the n.h.s. is under enormous strain especially this time of year. we are sorry that our response took longer than we would have liked on this occasion lengthy waits for an
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ambulance or a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system not just in wales but across the u.k. . showed was dusty next then takes a closer look at the tragedy of the raft of challenges faced by the n.h.s. well we're hearing story upon story of the state of the n.h.s. and 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 the 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 the best but they didn't know when they would get to. the call handler did say that they were dealing with
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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 woefully 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. .
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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. . my husband. and himself hospital. rob ford never had a problem the saying it's a worry too much people. see this is not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctors will be looking to know both what happens is the ambient people can't leave the patient until. they get seen
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so i think that's part of ease of my. new 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 a new hospital you're not building new doctors for agrees it can't work. well this isn't the only crisis in scandal to hit the n.h.s. as of late as we know the heart of concerns is post breck's deals 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
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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 nord stream to gas pipeline so he says the move undermines the sovereignty of european nations and the stress that the project will be completed anyway despite washington's attempts to thwart it. sort of in the states so it will be finished despite all these threats i am convinced that the 1st proponents of europeans understand their commercial interests in terms of ensuring long term energy security secondly of course they
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were humiliated in the words we heard from the german side show that our european partners still have their selves reach back to. the north stream to gas pipeline once completed will supply germany with russian gas via the baltic sea but over a 1000 kilometers long it's going to be capable of transferring 55000000000 cubic meters of gas per year to europe that's enough to supply $30000000.00 households it goes down off examines the dispute over the project and europe's defiance of the u.s. right now and their thoughts on 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 the united states commands all our european partners who's 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 i'm flattered to be fair washington has been backed into a corner here it's been offering 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 conducting legitimate business people is a given i don't government is against extraterritorial sanctions really don't practice we oppose especially in through tutorial sanctions that his german and
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european command. 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 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 washington is trying to. force feed on its treasured allies across the atlantic shale gas because really there is 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
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enjoying a bit extra economic stress is well worth it because it's all for a good cause supporting a nother european friend in 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 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 stabilize ukraine it was almost like russia listened because hours before sanctions hit north stream 2 construction moscow and 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 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 off reporting a spokesperson for nordstrom to told r.t. that the project is essential for ensuring europe's energy security thing that work will be finished as soon as possible we are several analysts for their views on the escalating geopolitical tussle over at the. well out of. the. is due to the effect 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
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sensitive question that us is sucked out in something to do that awkward sorceries sometimes they try to throw out all the problems. the 6 leads the position of and the specific oddities. described it 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 problems whatsoever 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 stream to 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
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europeans to close the deal u.s. interests that dog maintain a rift between western europe and russia because they need in the future blog even more than in the present they need. to have a close ally and did a highly disciplined approach us atlantic western europe at their site. israel's ambassador to the militant nation's laws a scathing attack on the international criminal court accusing it of diplomatic terror itself that was ations chief prosecutor fatah pursued and i'm from friday their 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
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a political tool to do legitimize the state of israel this is a dark day for truth and justice and i asked a few years of hard work and full and also providing all the necessary information about the crimes committed by the occupying new suits against the palestinian people to the cute white police ian territories the decision was finally made today this is a great day for us we have achieved what we wanted no the i.c.c. has the authority to hear cases relating to war crimes genocide and crimes against humanity israeli officials insist that it's got no jurisdiction they say to investigate alleged crimes committed in the palestinian territories because they say palestine is not universally recognized as a sovereign state but the courts top prosecutor has signaled her intent nonetheless to look into alleged war crimes carried out by both hamas and the israeli defense forces since 2040.
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challenge over it is the director of the ramallah based al hakim and rights organization he told us 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 them 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 places see it doesn't work on lean one way and the palestinians all of them they accept. that if there is crimes you know
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committed by palestinians literally i.c.c. decides about. go after the palestinians criminals or something like that what right is that is the concern from that if they know well that palestinians committed crimes this is the i.c.c. go after them. but i think they don't want for this mechanism and for this tour and for this or for 80 to function. they're meant to stay for russia this monday president putin officially opened the railway section of the strait bridge which connects the crimean peninsula to mainland russian russia need to pull the train then for the maidan crossing travelling from crimea to the town of in russia's president region but he meant putin then delivered the address to the construction workers involved in what has been a hugely ambitious project. because that. very dear friends railway terminal
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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 crime 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 take it were desperate to get it as well while 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 it will cross the entire european part of russia
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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 want to mention that construction workers had to endure more than 10000 hours of rough seas in the process well here are a few more facts about what the crimea and the whole of russia were waiting for for so long.
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the people right here are celebrating because they do have a real reason to celebrate i can tell you that a few tens of thousands of railway think it's have already been solved 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 be. this way that landmark 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 employee suicides back in the 2 thousands for us to go on which is now known as orange had recently been privatized back then and was being restructured that process intel thousands of job cuts thousands more employees were placed in different sometimes degrading roles and as a result of that the stress caused by the overhaul 19 workers took their own lives
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the course sort of orange to pay a $75000.00 euro fine and sentence the c.e.o. is well as 2 former executives to time in prison we heard from some of the victims' relatives. so it's for you but we are satisfied and happy 1st and foremost because according to the extraction the letter as it were read out to us by the court on what happened is we recognize is wrong this is a replica there are being told to be a big basket because i'm glad the guilty verdict has been delivered to the decision we expected it was. i'm very grateful to my lawyers and to everyone who supported those highly significant because up until now moral rescue has not be recognised as a crime and punishment the judicial level. friday's ruling was significant in that it was the 1st time a french quarter found a corporation guilty of institutional harassment but a lawyer for the company's former c.e.o. is another thought on it and said that he intends to appeal the decision. says the
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draft said mom we're talking about interpersonal harris moves in relation to any point. in this decision is completely and reasonable it has no legal basis set him on the cross this next year turkey has pledged to increase its military assistance to libya's internationally recognized government as fighting intensifies around the capital warlord khalifa haftar whose l.a. forces are aligned with rival administration in the east of the country of in recent days been closing in on tripoli said looks like he's going to kick off there since the 2011 uprising the country remains split between different militias and political camps at the root of all this is the fight over africa's most abundant oil reserves there's half the libyan national army now controls most of the strategic oil fields it's no surprise that different countries rushed to strike all deals amid his tripoli offensive is a senior correspondent we're galatea with more on this developing story. 8 years ago in a matter of
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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 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 turn from the agreement it has reached with libya we are
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willing we are of 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 sea and their general have to 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 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
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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 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
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came we sat there and he died. 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 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
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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 turn up at the hands of half hours 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 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 a slugging it out in 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 and the oil
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pumps could stop suddenly they're concerned again any question is about what lives or barrels we're ghosty of reporting will middle east expert edmund ghareeb spoke to us and thinks that the scramble for libya's oil will only lead to more conflict in what's already an unstable country. they want peace at their own terms and that's what makes this situation much more complicated than libya it's even becomes more complicated because a numerous. wall intervening in libya's interim not up to the side of the external by those you european powers resort out intervention. france italy britain and so the united states nato becoming involved we saw not a number of regional players also becoming involved. in affairs supporting this party or that party in particularly after the collapse of the dr
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jean this circle in my opinion just struggles over resources danger of the world 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 a chance for libya becomes like a a pilots are being divided among different. public and in from now protests as they're still going one of the busiest railway stations in paris monday as must industrial action of a planned pension reforms enters into a 19th day. demonstrators who are saying they're compiling one of the godly owns platforms some reportedly scuffle with police on this little fleda's from says transport network to the paralyzed since the start of this month with hundreds of thousands protesting against proposed pension reforms for public sector workers many people fairly overhaul is going to mean of ending up working for longer the smaller pensions if
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you want to track so much more of our needs don't forget also show me your don't call me but that's why things looking so far from russia for me kevin and the rest the team enjoy the tell me program is coming up few after the break next. democrats and their client friends in the corporate media clamor to have trump and peach for months now determined to slow walk it a winning strategy and the dangers of historical revisionism.
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i'm absolutely welcome to going underground we will be back with a brand new season starting 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 israel in the us a rogue states when it comes to international law we'll that's israel's form of in washington. the new film the gaza fight for freedom documents israeli mass killings by bullets and poison gas we talked to the film's director files happy months all of them all coming up a day's going underground but 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 for repeated violations of international law and one that has been bombing damascus and reportedly killing civilians in syria this week easier as a privilege changing relationship with a european union based on. association agreement.


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