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divisions deep in maine where opponents of the prime minister are spending a 2nd night outside parliament demanding his resignation. declassified u.s. intelligence report claims the saudi crown prince approved the murder of journalist in 28 c. and what may become a game changer for u.s. saudi relations on the joe biden. for 2 stops has come out against plans to make coronavirus vaccinations obligatory for front line workers. and the head of the e.u. clashes with german leader angela merkel over her claims that covert possibles will have to be used by all member states.
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i've ever global news and international the. international one is called and bright welcome to world news 1st for you this could be starting with the developments in the south caucasus the opposition in armenia is remaining out in force in the center of the capital opponents of the prime minister a currently camped out for a 2nd night in front of the parliament building and yet they vowed to stay there until nicole resigns constantine rushkoff is there for us to biggest news of the last couple of hours in armenia is the outcome of the meeting between the opposition leaders and the country's president now why this meeting is so important well for one there was a pretty intense standoff between the armenian political leader prime minister. and he stopped military command army generals called on pashtun to resign accusing him of being incompetent the prime minister fired back and he was a military in an attempted coup that's the story that's been playing out since yesterday now partially now wanted to give blood to the chief of the general staff
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of the armenian armed forces for being too political and disloyal and that would have been a show of force for the prime minister if by. and he can not follow through with this until the president of the country signs off on that order and that's when the latest meeting at the presidential office came into play at 1st it seemed like the opposition has one over there president convincing him to send the order of back to the prime minister's office however those claims weren't officially approved later on and as for now it's more likely that the negotiations are still underway we should not forget though that the prime minister over media still has more political power according to the local constitution and the sacking of the chief of the general staff can still happen even without president's approval is just going to take more time anyway how bad signal babie ongoing power struggle in armenia moving from the streets towards big political offices all the protestors are still
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present in the capital and right now where you can see several hundreds of people that are still demonstrating in front of the national parliament put on music putting on some passive mood to boost their spirit as some of them are going to stay here overnight and the opposition a vow that they are not going anywhere from this place until they called pushing down steps down so let's hear from the people we met here earlier so that of the newness of the shoe and you mean you know some of the moons haven't changed we call in the prime minister to step down we will make him quits but only through public pressure through the constitution will seeking decision by force general stuff simply called him passion and to create it he decided to be branded an attempt at military coup but there was the last straw was what if it's it was like you working today we had to get to the trade fight to the end this enemy must leave our country to restore our homeland. passion and has faced protest and calls to resign after
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what his critics say was that as aster is handling of a bloody 6 week conflict between his service john and ethnic armenian forces over their region of the. last year that conflict ended in significant territorial losses for armenian side and as you can see the country is still reeling from that bitter defeat. of a force that message home opposition supporters blocked the streets of kiev on thursday paralyzing traffic there himself also marched through the streets of the capital with his supporters who had this to say. we came to the square answering the call from our prime minister we stand with him to the end he must put an end to all this there of course failing is that this form of governmental throne's issues is definitely not acceptable to me the government should be challenged to elections in which only the people have the decisive vote we came to see our prime minister of the republic square so the whole world knows that the people support him and an attempt at
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a military coup in such difficult times seems an acceptable to me and much of the current volatility has been fueled by a top level dispute over the weaponry the prime minister earlier claimed that russian made its kind of missile systems had failed during last autumn's brief war with azerbaijan but the russian defense ministry says armenia didn't use that weapon in the conflict over the go no doubt about. it's almost choking up. why the iskenderun fire did not explode or only exploded 10 percent. of. the prime minister. able to make adequate decisions in this faithful and critical situation
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for the armenian people given the current situation. of the prime minister and the government. because. national tensions escalated in november the signing of that peace deal between armenia and azerbaijan over the disputed nagorno-karabakh region the armenian government had vowed victory in the war but the agreement was seen as a humiliating defeat back then demonstrators reacted to the truce spy storming the government building in the area they strongly oppose the prime minister's decision to end the fighting and said they weren't willing to give up the territory ceded
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under the deal not agree to let us by john hold on to key parts of the area many armenians without say they'll never forgive him for that loss. we discussed the situation with an armenian army officer the vice president of the country's national assembly. the regime you get for 30 years the military has been poorly managed in terms of equipment and maintenance this led to the army becoming weed it isn't the army used to be and pushing and came to power without a team all experience the prime minister was an absolute 0 in military affairs as well as in economics and politics and this management disorganization noncompliance with the mobilization plan the destruction of command and control systems and the dismissal of military officers all this led to the fact that the general staff lost all patience and demanded mr priem commanders resignation as he was destroying the army this destruction resulted in the loss of 5000 soldiers and tens of thousands
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of wounded. communion. it's post-war turbulence when the military makes political statements it can only be called a military coup the military must carry out its immediate task of protecting the borders of the republic politics is not a military matter our colleagues from other countries are emphasizing that this is unacceptable the prime minister has problems with a few military officials following the war and i must say the authorities and the prime minister are in control of the situation put in the blame on one person is wrong it's not fair and there are millions understand that and we all have our share of the blame for. a long awaited now declassified us intel report has directly implicated the saudi crown prince over the brutal murder of journalist. 2018 in what could set the tone for the biden government's future relations with what should be a strategic partner secretary of state anthony blinken has already stated though
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the sales of defense argument to the kingdom will continue as will close relations here's our. well we now have made public the report from the u.s. intelligence office about the killing of jamal khashoggi the conclusion of this highly redacted report is that the killing was personally approved by the crown prince that he approved some kind of plan to kill or capture jamal khashoggi at the time of. the crown prince probably an environment in which aides were failure to complete a sign tasks might result in him firing over a. few suggest the aides were unlikely to question mahmud been soman soldiers sensitive actions without his consent now the report cites the control over decision making in the kingdom held by the crown prince as well as the fact that
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someone from his personal security detail was involved in the killing now there is no concrete evidence in the report it simply says that based on their assessment of the situation in these details it's highly likely that the assassination was approved and now it's important to note that this report was released after a phone call between joe biden the king of saudi arabia took place and now in the aftermath of the report we have 76 individuals who have been banned from traveling to the united states they have been blocked from getting visas by the u.s. state department because they were accused of being involved in this plot furthermore the u.s. department of treasury has imposed sanctions on 17 individuals also believed to be associated with the killing now the white house under joe biden has certainly shifted its tone compared to how the trump administration dealt with the issue of saudi arabia this killing and other things take a listen to the president's intention as is the intention of this government is to . to recalibrate are engaged with saudi arabia and to have counterparts
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communicate with counterparts of course this is a crime as i said before shock the conscience. i expects. we will be in a position. before long to speak to steps to promote accountability going forward for this horrific crime now at 1st the kingdom of saudi arabia denied involvement but later we had the crown prince coming forward and taking responsibility for the killing certainly interesting to see how the position of the different saudi officials have evolved over time.
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now the killing of jamal khashoggi in the very brutal way in which it was carried out certainly shocked the world and many look at this and say this could be a point that is remembered by historians as a rather negative turning point in the relationship between the united states and it's a longtime ally the kingdom of saudi arabia. right more reaction now live to nicholas j.s. davis all foosball in several works focusing on u.s. military campaigns including a blood on our hands the american invasion and destruction of iraq nicholas welcome back to say or ask you 1st about the secretary of state's comments a little bit earlier referring the importance of relations with saudi arabia but there will be a recalibration this sounds like there's going to be a lot of judge mental finger waving but little else. yeah that's exactly what it
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sounds like. you know. that the u.s. media are you know reporting tasks that they've actually you know point to defender. and salomon but really a lot of the headlines from their reporting around the world are noach primarily air is no record cautions no punishment no sanctions for in selman and you know this this really seems to replicate. you know many cases in which americans are charged with war crimes where you know the junior people get a slap on the wrist but then you know the court martial science that well there really are you know doing these things on orders from higher ups but the higher ups never get charged and this is this is american justice for people i'm afraid. and
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this really seems to be the case 76 people are going to be you know not allowed to come to the u.s. and 17 people have you know sanctions from the u.s. treasury. amongst that whole list where is bin salmond what is the price to pay for mohammed bin solomon. the only fingerpointing why do you think that the crown prince of skates any kind of personal sanction from the u.s. on this if he is the one that they say albeit it's only a hunch based on circumstantial evidence of what they think may have happened why do you think it escaped personal sanction. well because he has the effect of ruler of saudi arabia the u.s. still you know at least there are the rulers of the united states that relationship with the rulers of saudi arabia just too important to them to give up on
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you know saudi arabia sense billions tens of billions a year on on us weapons. it acts as a proxy for the u.s. in that region. it's a closely aligned with israel the us has been fostering closer relations between all the gulf sheik dems and israel to essentially. you know support the us empire in that part of the world and you could say what about sony's lucrative arms sales slide only a few years ago under donald trump 10 years 350000000000 dollars 1000000000 dollars worth of weapons sales to the saudis now although they've been strong talk in terms of pulling out of support for what the saudis are doing in yemen there's also talk worthwhile going forward it will only be defensive weapons how do you read it. well
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you know if it is a bar defensive or offensive i mean that all depends how they used to mean it it remains to be seeing what are out of all those huge deals are held back and are not delivered but i suspect that most of them will be delivered. but you know there there's there's a sort of sickness in this really because because of all of those arms you know and there and yes saudi arabia has been the largest purchaser of u.s. arms in recent years and yet you know the u.s. arms exports are a tiny tiny fraction you know something right you know. 20th or year of a percent of the of the u.s. economy so i mean really you know this this is still really about us
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empire and the importance of having the sort of neo colonial american colonies around the world you know most characterized by massive inequality and human rights violations that but you know this is how the u.s. projects its power you know it's not just selling weapons it's also having a role in how they are used and while yemen is a absolute has turned into just an endless massacre and the u.s. is having to just sort of back down on that. until you know in terms of the ebb and flow as to who's got the casting shot in all of this who needs who more care whether they like the individual or not the united states is going to have to do business with the crown prince arguably for decades from here on in without saudi
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arabia the united states doesn't have its biggest gulf ally with the united states saudi arabia is probably lost to iran. yeah well. who needs who more obviously they both need each other. and it you know but it's this is part of the decades old almost century old relationship that is really part of america's 20th century power it's 20th century history and somehow the united states has to find a way to put this this obscene failing declining corrupted empire behind it and move on it you know into a post imperial world as as other empires have done the british and the rushing
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and and you know every other every other european colonial empire has had to move on and find a way to. to to to exist in the world and you know and it will be of great benefit for the american people and the american economy and the fairness and of american society that freedom and democracy that we you know we all believe in here in america it will be to the benefit of all those things when the u.s. can sever these kind of relationships that i get to to such horrors that are powerful us on for we've been to disagree with you but for now really appreciate i make history as they have it all for an antiwar right thanks for your time tonight . you're welcome thank you for. your without seein the news ad for you europe looks to vaccination passports to get the continent back on the move but not
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we need to understand the dam if there has been done to the trust of the medical profession even the government's already chaotic and much criticized ending of the and demi we've already lost a 1000 health and social. work orse due to the pandemic people have been working exhaustingly long hours have witnessed tragic scenes and to attack their professional judgment and autonomy by making this compulsory i think is another straw to break the camel's back and a separate development u.k. medical chiefs say the number of coronavirus patients as drops and pressure on the n.h.s. is easing officials suggest that the country's code alert level should now be downgraded but with that in mind bob go again says mandatory inoculation could backfire if you make vaccination part of your terms of employment then what does
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a doctor do if it erode their risk losing their job losing their profession that they've studied and worked so hard for or they comply is quite a big stick to beat the profession with. i don't think anybody could argue against the evidence for vaccination and what the government should try to do is understand if there is significant reluctance why that is so all those will provide the more information but not to coerce them it was the 3rd early on in the and which showed the vast majority or doctors certainly felt that the government had completely mis . krone virus and derek and that confidence nothing has really happened to improve that confidence in government. also in the u.k. more than 200000 people have signed a petition urging the government not to introduce vaccine passports meaning the issue could now get debated in parliament but with travel across europe heavily
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restrictive many are putting their hopes that they could get things moving again including the german chancellor that's that's the point where they respect a digital vaccination bass all member states agree that when he says a thing the technical preparations were done by the european commission as well as member states in january now when he simple man that's said that there's comfortability among different national passes we in germany have decided that it will develop such vaccinations that the key data that has digital past mass contain had been defined by the european commission and member states. some southern states like greece and spain which are heavily dependent on tourism pushing to adopt the an occupation certificate quickly but the idea is facing high level resistance as well. on the vaccine certificates. indeed we discussed this topic as you know there are still a number of open question political question the 1st one is of course what these certificates will be used for but there are also scientific question that are still
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open meantime the e.u. vaccination programs encountered some severe setbacks including shortages of doses and supply delays we heard about some of the possible drawbacks of vaccine certificates from a member of germany's the left party and also a specialist in emergency medicine from the u.k. . solution is not yet available to everyone and causes problems because it can become someone last time can access sources only used it how about passport but you can't. do with a unique problem you see that you are people who can't get to see a young person for example who's probably just as difficult a time or someone totally. is not likely to get seen before the end of that your issue learn to congo not only do because they don't hold works in passport. lose
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young people everyone can decide on their all where they want to vaccinate and everyone has to decide on their own which of the vaccinations they want we need vaccine charts because as it currently stands in many european countries we do not have that shots in germany for example we only have western vaccines young people younger than 6 years of age cannot get any kind of explanation at the moment so the discrimination there would follow if your borders only poor people who have chosen to get vaccinated would be immense it would be the kind of the kind of discrimination that we haven't seen for over 70 years in europe. there's a buzz phrase doing the rounds in the white house once again joe biden survived a critical race theory a concept which aims to highlight and address racism and inequality in the us institutions former president donald trump described it as racist and toxic propaganda and banned it with an executive order which some communities agreed with . critical race theory is
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a hateful divisive manipulative fraud hate groups with allies in politics the press and indication pass critical race theory oh if as and see racism and diversity equity and inclusion but critical race theory is exactly the opposite more than 3000 ain't crimes to rectify against asian americans have been reported since the covert pandemic has some lay the blame with the former us president who called covert 19 the china virus and the president of chinese american citizens alliance says racial discrimination is endemic in society. it is in our schools is in colleges and universities it is in our jobs and nowadays that people are judged by their race and only by their race and he cuts to biden there were several discrimination lawsuits filed this is leading to a lot of a lot of our society's getting destroyed publications taking no care with joy on.
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college admissions re sin on line presence wiped out people's jobs get terminated business relationships gets ended on all this because off race there's not just about blacks and whites we have like us asians you have latinos and then yes you have people without studs born from a interracial marriages where they were cannot be in the excluded from this battle or from this movement. and that's it for me on the way next it's dennis miller plus one then saskia tell it will be here we go next to off the international news life from moscow.
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the vibrations are in the air the headphones are leaving the people are panicking they sense that this seismic bond reversal is that in the 40 year bull market in u.s. treasury bonds is on the edge of collapse this is the biggest thing that have been in markets in a century. next up if he can stay away because he's a new daddy garrett hedlund garrett has a hulu film coming out on fed 26 called the united states versus billie holiday
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