the man widely considered to be the greatest footballer of all time, diego maradona has died at the age of 60. donald trump continues to pardon a number of key aides before leaving office with the latest being former national security advisor michael flynn. doubts are raised over the astra zeneca vaccine. as a us study claims, it doesn't work well on older people and european partners in russia's north stream to gas pipeline. slam u.s. efforts to derail the project. we hear from germany's energy chief u.s.
pressure stream to has reached an unprecedented high. it's an attempt by the americans to be the economic interests. actually this behavior reminds me of the mafia and wherever you are, whatever you are, whoever you are. it's time for the news on our team international. i'm donald quarter joining you here in the studio. thanks for joining us. now the death has been announced of argentinian football legend, diego maradona, he was 16 and he died of a heart attack just 2 weeks after having brain surgery for a blood clot, maradona was considered one of the greatest footballers of all time and was a colorful character both on and off the field. as peter all over reports, diego marriage, daughter was hero, to many a villain to some the devil that played football like an angel. he will be sadly
missed as a character. but he certainly lived a life 60 years old. fit more into those 60 years, the most people would do in a 100 lifetimes. he started his football in korea at home in argentina, but it was in europe that he really burst on to the scene in 1982 he signed for barcelona for a day and world record feat of just over 7 and a half $1000000.00. he spent a short time with the catalan giants his time. there was marred by fights on the pitch off the pitch with the club's management, with the club's owners hierarchy directors, anybody who he could fight with. he pretty much did. he did win 2 trophies while he was there as well, but he later moved on to napoli and to italy, where put away again, a world record for this time, for just over $10000000.00. that 1986 to $87.00 season, he pretty much won the italian league for not police by himself. he played in
a team, it was a very good team, but it certainly, i don't think it's for think it's fair to say wasn't the greatest team in italy at that time. but him being in that site. he was the talisman. he was that mecurio player. he scored the goals, he made the goals he put the tackles in. he raced the spirits and he drug that's not police site to the league championship in 87, they won it again in the 8990 season as well. while he was there, he picked up also some european success as well with the u.a.e. for cup internationally though he is argentina's favorite son, and i'm including messi, of course, the current incumbent of that number 10 shirt. i think it's fair to say, particularly on this day, everybody's thoughts are going towards towards diego maradona when it comes to who is that greatest? argentine number 10, it started out his international career in the $82.00 world cup. it was and a great one for argentina in self found himself pretty much mogue by the italians during a group stage much that was as far as tina went in $82.00 in spain,
but it was $86.00 in mexico. that was mara, donna's world cup, coming from england myself. it's the quarter final against england that comes to mind immediately. he scored one goal. it's known as the hand of god, wary. well, he put it in the back of the net with his hand, but his 2nd goal in not to want victory against england goes down as the greatest officially. the greatest goal of the 20th century. as maradona picked the ball up inside his own half beat 5 england players before dropping a shoulder and leaving the england goalkeeper peter shilton lying on his back side as he slotted into the into the goal in the final against west germany. mara dollar was marked heavily through that game. it would still known in german football journalism shaw in german football journalism shorthand as maradona marking what they did there. they had 2 people on him at all times, trying to stop him from playing. one of those was low to mattel. yes. regarded as
probably the best defender of his generation. marathoner was still able to get that half a metre of space and play through the ball that resulted in the winning goal. as argentina won $32.00 in that world cup his international career came to an end in 1900 for the world cup in the united states, where under a cloud of some sort see tested positive for a performance enhancing drug and was sent home and describe a scene maintained up until the day he died, that it was, it was taken by accident that it was something that was in a supplement that was different in the united states than it was in argentina. books, he did have his problems with substance abuse from the 1980s. he struggled with cocaine addiction, also troubles with alcohol as well, and it saw him leave napoli's the club where he was loved and still viewed with religious zeal in the southern italian city. he left there under
a cloud in 1992 after a time on the sidelines following a ban for testing positive for cocaine, you have to remember he struggled, big change in football. at the time he started. the way to deal with him was to basically kick him and stop him from, from playing. he was able to get around that and still when he then moved into lots of time in the ninety's, where real professionalism came into world football and the game start the change would. how would he stand up against a messy or an alto in today's game? i still think diego maradona would have had the ways to beat the joining us now to discuss more on his legacy is run on calderon, the former president of real madrid, a football club. but now thank you very much for joining us. it's an honor to have you here. can you just 1st sum up just how great of a loss this is to the world of football. good for madrid, for me,
a full refund has been a very bittersweet night because i were just the core team. the victory of my club again into the mainland, in the champions league, crucial big story. and he knew of all the dead. a lot of the owners in the british isles, really i think he was a legend and i corner were labelled the best player of the world to everyone remembers what he did in football. and in with argentina, i saw him many matches here in spain. when he was in the league up for 2 years with barcelona, it works in the best time for him. but despite that to keep played to very, very much is he leapt to the idea that we were on. we were in a very, very incredible player. and i remember a fanatic go to know who was with me a real madrid they are,
didn't dinner with our coach and our play year were for him that martine mexico with team, when he scored that goal, you know, $86.00 against england. he worse, he told me though he were running close to him all the time. he was asking him to pass the board. and when they were in the dressing room, the chair where he said no, i were really trying to pass through the board. but a so many england english players were trying to tackle me. i would have liked to triple them. and then i found myself in front of the goal or, and i don't have any of the option that to score. and it would boil down or said my married in gold worth to take the ball from the net valar no worse. incredible memories from a mother or not. and for him, he was the best of all time. well, of course he played in spain for 3 years,
2 of them for barcelona, and when he scored against real madrid, real fans famously applauded him. what does his name maradona mean for spanish football fans? i think a key. he had the very, very good performance here, but i think the best time were 2 and he wouldn't put up early. but the of course for us here were horrible. he was playing with the main rival, barcelona, but these, through the thumb in burnaby were stadium. people really appreciate good food will they applaud the team in one much because of kishore something special. and we have a very knowledgeable people why the did to applaud him and do recall knowing that he would but i think why i think, you know, one of the, one of his, one of the reasons he's so famous is because yeah, he was
a great football player but also because it went beyond that, especially in his homeland of argentina. what would you say he brought to the people not caught in the complex period of that country's history when he was there? well, dina is and i don't we, i've seen the images today of people crying and yes, praying. he was like, like a saint for many of them. i think he brought them a lot of joy and happiness. and i think it's important to know what he means for argentina is true to the last days. so his life, we show, he mean in situations that were very sad, we didn't like to see him laid out. but i've read today something about an argentinean pantelion. i really don't mind with football is not this to me is the joy, the happiness he brought to my life,
the life that my kids were in what he did on the pitch. and i think that does summarize. he's his life for argentina in what he means for the people of argentina. while like you said, he had, you know, i really see a really great part of his career and of course, a fall from grace there. but what do you think maradona story as a whole can teach the young players of our time? well, i think he has been something especially along the time he played was very difficult, very challenging with different pitches. novara, so no way to, to be out of the tuck call of many players. and there is argument about who is the best of the world is messi is rinaldo is maradona. i told
him you can compare those players because the time they played was completely different. the puter was played in no different way, different systems, but i think for me for the young people can see how they how he played. i think this is television. it's a reference for them. let's go a little bit into how he played. is there one example of merit on a scale on the field that's particularly memorable to you? i think he's in the main thing he was. he has an incredible skill and unbeatable control over his shoulder. the, i think, been a short as we know he was, he played in a way that it was impossible to do to make him fall down. he was always jiggling players that come into them. he was very strong
with the legs are very, very, very strong. so i think the super bowl of skills, he had made him a bitter ball on the pitch and was for many players. i talked to many players that played with him. and he said that he could win a match by himself, and everybody knew when they were playing with him, that the moment they were in trouble. if they gave the ball to him, he could score, he could change completely, the fate of a must having all that understanding of his playing style, how do you think marginal and his style would fare in modern day football? do you think he'd fare better or worse? or just as good as he always was. oh, i don't know really because they said before their time or your plea,
if you would really decide if you were better than the rest of the time he played for sure, he were the best. but we've heard of a time in a different no argentinian to throw the best time, but no, they completely open the plane to leave. they are different. they play in different beaches in very good conditions. so it's difficult to play, but for sure we were playing today, he would be one of the best from on caller on the former president of real madrid. thank you very much for joining us on the program. was great talking with you. my pleasure. president donald trump has issued a full pardon to his former top security adviser, michael flynn, who had been put, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. . for more details,
let's cross live to our correspondent caleb mop in caleb. this move by president trump had been rumored for a few days now. can take us through the latest, i'm sure. well, it appears that the drawn out legal battle surrounding donald trump's previous national security adviser has now pretty much come to an end national security adviser, former national security adviser and leader of the u.s. military. michael flynn, you'll recall pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to the f.b.i. . well, now he has been pardoned. take a listen. it is my great honor to announce the general michael chiefly in his been granted a full pardon. congratulations to gen flynn and his wonderful family. i know you will now have a truly fantastic thanksgiving. now, flynn, his his interview from the f.b.i. stemmed from the robert mueller special counsel investigation into allegations of
trumped russia collusion. it was alleged that michael flynn essentially misled the f.b.i. about russian contacts. however, at this point, we did see previously moves from the u.s. department of justice indicating that they might be dropping charges. they said that the interview that was conducted with michael flynn was untethered and unnecessary in regards to the f.b.i.'s counterintelligence investigation. take a listen to the deal. g.'s not persuaded that the jury 24th 2017 interview was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis and therefore does not believe mr. flynn statements were material, even if untrue. moreover, we do not believe that the government can prove either the relevant full statements where there materiality beyond a reasonable doubt. now, the judge overseeing the case did up hold the charges and continue legal proceedings. however, we now have this move from the white house,
the white house issued a statement to describe their pardon. they said general flynn should not require a part of a pardon. he is an innocent man. even the f.b.i. agents who interviewed general flynn did not think he was lying. that's from the white house's statement. and at this point, essentially, michael flynn is a free man. i bided ministration will not be able to come in and bring new charges against michael flynn. and this pretty much ends at this point, the proceedings against the former national security adviser. and at this point, the biden administration is preparing to take office. the transition of power has begun, the process has begun. and this is one of a series of promised pardons that we've heard from the trump white house. they indicate to pardon more people as they prepare to leave office. artie's new york correspondent kaleb op and thanks a lot for those updates. concerns have been raised in the u.s.
over just how effective one of the new coronavirus vaccines is. a new study of the astra zeneca shot appears to show it doesn't work so well on older people. that's despite its british swedish developers, claiming this week it has an efficacy rate of up to 90 percent of has more. so essentially, this whole thing is about the discrepancy between what the manufacturer of this vaccine is saying, and the claims made by us researchers and us specialists who also had a look at the ceremony. so when on monday astra zeneca published a press release saying that the average year that on average this vaccine is 70 percent efficient. and it gave an explanation to this figure as to why. essentially they said that there were 2 groups of people who participated in the clinical trials. one group of people was given 2 full doses of the vaccine, while another group of people got a smaller dosage. and they are saying that in this 2nd group,
the vaccine was actually 90 percent efficient. while in the 1st group, it was only 62 percent efficient. some people asked questions as to how exactly a lower dosage of a vaccine can be more effective than a larger dose of but now americans have had a chance to examine this ceremony as well. they're saying that it has nothing to do with how much of the vaccine a person gets. it was more efficient, the 2nd group that got a smaller dosage. they were aged from 18 years old to 55 years old, while the 2nd group, where the vaccine turned out to be less efficient, had some participants who were over 55 years old. and so they're saying that this is the main reason and not the amount of the sarah, and that each person gets is how they put it. there are also differences in the age brackets present in the quartz in the 1st received those and
pull those had a cap on the asia at the age of 55 when they're older, people included in the city did receive who lose and to lose i have to say this is how vaccines often work because a younger person tends to have a stronger immune system and therefore stronger immune response develops more antibodies than in all the person on average. so it could be it's, but the question is rather why would astra zeneca leave out this information about people being differently aged from its initial report and why we are learning this from a 3rd party astra. zeneca is looking for f.d.a. approval because the us is a huge market for the vaccine with a huge demand for the vaccine. so the american side said that this difference in dosage. yeah, you know how much each group of people was getting of this vaccine apparently was an intentional. according to the u.s. specialists, it was just a mistake. this was
a change in the way the quantity of vaccine the amount of put in was tested. and when they, when they realized that there was an error or a change in their approach technique used, they corrected it. astra zeneca has been losing value on the markets. a lot of people are skeptical because we've had our scientists have had really little time to study the virus. and so people will be asking questions. what exactly they are suggested to be injected to be injected into, into their bodies. so it's sort of a message and a lesson to every producer over vaccine that the more transparent they are, the more details they give out right away, the better it will be, because people don't want any more surprises and they want to feel safe. we discussed the issue of transparency surrounding the race for a vaccine with medical experts. these companies must present all of their data very
clearly out front. we had to say that with all the different vaccines being developed, some may work better in some populations than others. and at least the early reports suggest that this may be true of the astra zeneca vaccine. we have a huge proportion of the population that's under 65 years of age, or under 50. that would still be ending. norma's contribution of this vaccine that could add to the total vaccination effort. this is absolutely essential that we have transparency up and down the line. that is the only thing that will engender trust. and if we expect people to come forward to roll up their sleeves and be vaccinated, we need their trust. and the only way you can get trust is to be honest, straightforward, and transparent. and when that happens,
then i think we have earned the trust of the people who need to be in action. healthy people under, they really are remarkably unaffected by the virus so, so you know, the population who we were trying to protect knew are liable to die for all infection or all of this very group. really, it's got to work on the wise but of a busted flush. i think we're dealing with remarkably small numbers. just 100110 people to the point where they release results. i mean these would normally be considered very early stage, every testing rather than a major trial. i mean, the trials not actually scheduled to finish until october 2022 and the pfizer one until 22. so these trials are actually only only limited in very,
very early stages. so i think it's a bit early for the other companies to, or anybody else to be jumping up and saying, you know, it doesn't work and i don't do it. washington's behavior has been described as mob like by a senior german energy official. he was talking about the u.s. efforts to do rail, the north stream to gas pipeline project between europe and russia. last month, the u.s. state department wrapped, ramped up sanctions on european firms involved in the scheme. we spoke to the head of the german energy committee about that it's good to differ. he could afford to go to the currently u.s. pressure over north stream to has reached an unprecedented high. and it's not tempted by the americans to lobby their economic interests to go behind the backs of their supposed partners. actually this behavior reminds me of the matthew, matthew c, come to the restaurant and say, we must protect you. but if you don't pay for this, we will smash all your places. and it's the same thing here. the americans say they
protect us from the russians. but in fact, if we don't want this protection, we want to trade with the russians. we want russian gas, and then they say, if you don't let us protect you, we will kill you. in other words, they impose sanctions on companies, threaten them with economic collapse. and this is what's actually happening. but we must reject such methods, simply objecting to them is pointless. only real action will help you neither and other finance. but do you agree with union parish statement that this is all about undermining europe's energy security in an infringement on its independence. we cannot allow a country to dictate to us what to do with our own energy supply. this is not about our security. this is about the americans who want to sell us their liquefied gas shale gas that harms the environment. moreover, that type of gas is more expensive, they have problems with sales. they have too much gas and prices a so low that it's not profitable. and here they want to impose their gas on us. of
course it's way easier if we don't have an alternative. that's why we avoid this, because otherwise we will be stripped of alternative, sellars, in my opinion, the pipeline will be finished at the same time, i think for now the e.u.'s key goal is its own sanctions against the u.s. . my suggestion is simple. we introduce sanctions, tariffs on american liquefied gas. they think they have a right to dictate to us where to buy gas. we'll show them with a tit for tat move. we can divest and declare, how would that affect transatlantic ties, boss? what do you mean if we're talking about sanctions they might make the americans realize that it's unacceptable to treat us as a colony and that they better treated as an independent partner. maybe they'll be a bit confused, but if they want to carry on trading with us and maintain economic ties and cooperation in different spheres, they will have to accept the fact that we have interests and that we follow them.
only this approach will lead us forwards. any of them to deadlock the us has also been critical of washington stance on north stream too, and has ruled out abandoning the project despite u.s. sanctions. a reminder of the project will pump russian gas directly to germany through the baltic sea. from the outset, washington has been hostile to the idea claiming it threatens european energy security. last year, the us introduced further sanctions. when the project was nearing completion, we got the thoughts of austria's former foreign minister, carrington esle. last dream too, is a business project. i have always said you don't build a pipeline and in order to annoy somebody, ultimately somebody, it's all about supply and demand. unfortunately, this business project has become a political topic. in general, it's difficult to, to separate your politics from very important oil and gas infrastructure is this is
a given. we have seen those all over the world. and it's regardless whether we speak of gas pipelines between and between germany and the russian federation, a little risky kovalchuk large infrastructure projects which and a company does it in the middle east. it always has a political dimension, no doubt about that. but nevertheless, it's not up to search parties to get involved to the degree that we have been going with small stream to over the last 2 or 3 years. we have seen ever since 24 decide by u.s. industry 2 to have a foot in the door and this has definitely increased with the drab administration. and i'm pretty sure what you and next us administration will
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