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ah, ah, week's top stories for multi germany shuts down half its nuclear power to swell belgium commit to fully the nuclear rise within 3 years, and that's the ship, the eco friendly power ramps up. meantime, across europe, storing energy bills, a stretching household budget to the max with worse predicted to come consumers tell us there's not much more they can take our price has skyrocketed, but the government is not helping you or anyone. i don't know what we will do if it continues to go up. we will have to make a fire in the middle of the real civilian deaths and destroyed homes and african whistleblower. lift the lid on america's drone program. the former operator. he's currently in hiding from the taliban talk to ortiz, unheard voice throughout the operations. we were not told about any civilian deaths
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. nobody told us that we had hit the wrong target, so i'm in hiding alone under ground. i live in fear speaking. honestly, i am fed up with my life with good to have you with this is new years weekend. it's sunday. that means we're gonna take you through some of the biggest stories we've reported on here the past 7 days 1st for you. then germany shut down half its remaining nuclear power stations on new year's eve. as part of it shift to more eco friendly energy. well, that leaves the country with only 3 nuclear plants, which are also planned to go offline. by the end of this year, i said the decision has been met with major criticism. has a significant portion of german electricity comes from nuclear sources. the country will now have to dramatically ramp up production from sustainable sources and also in the meantime, increased its reliance on coal. opinions were divided among the germans. we spoke to who lived near one of the now closed nuclear plants. and that's on
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a former enough time now it has its pros and cons, but actually here and broke derf, we only so advantages other countries are building nuclear power plant still. and the question is, where do we get our electricity from? i'm and it isn't the others as finally it's happening and i'm very happy about it because you never know if an accident might occur or thought people might try to destroy it. if of course, there are people in the village that see things differently because the village has become rich on taxpayer money. if you drive through the village, you'll see how much was invested in it, auto, pollution. i think it's an important decision, but i also think we're not there yet. we can't get from renewable energy and we're, we're getting from nuclear power of many locals work there. and we have to see where they will end up. but some people definitely lose their jobs. are you? germany is not alone causing facing out nuclear power. belgium's also decided to shut all its reactors within the next 3 years. asked us by the fact that nuclear energy generates almost half the country's anake. tricity. belgian engineers have
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already slammed the decision as counter productive the government's decision to phase out nuclear energy, the largest source of low carbon energy in belgium and to finance new fossil gas power plants is paradoxical and counterproductive. this decision would only reinforce the predominance of fossil fuels in the belgian energy landscape. and on top of all that, europe's grappling with an energy crunch that so prices saw to all time highs last month and discussing it with us. here on our tea journalist charlie boyle says the eco friendly moves are more about scoring political points. it's all about lack of planning and seeing cool point score and politicians may well those beliefs. but as usual, the practicalities always take. now the reality is sinking in high inflation, a huge demand surge going into winter. and we, we simply can't have
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a situation where energy prices are going up. 1200 percent here. we need to have a profit plan around the world, the country by country as to how they can transition to renewables. what the mixture it's going to be in need to be honest about me, so don't worry which are completely scar. use accelerating, it tends to transition to renewable sources, and the ongoing surgeon prices of left household bearing the brunt shall do best explains winter isn't coming. it's already here. as he country struggle to find a unified response to record high energy prices, there are warnings in the block could face shortages or even potential blackouts. many including luca face, a winter full of difficult decisions, is quantities, oh no, you have already received a reminder for the charges for heating that's increased while at the same time
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we'll have less heating. so myself on several tenants are really worried about the choices we will have to make. people are already having difficulty, so it's not easy. we feel a little neglected. a living hand to mouth is worrying me, becoming more normal in some of europe's richest societies at the facility. literally feel safe. we'll have to make choices. we will have to buy cheaper foods that are lesson traditional math problems like that. people will lose their health . tens of millions of people in europe are already living in energy poverty. and there are fears that this figure is about to see a steep rise energy crisis across that you, you has been escalating for many months government to been scrambling to find a solution because they consent. the household simply won't be able to pay the bills in france. the poor's households are to receive a one off payment of a $100.00 euros to help shield them from price rises. italy meanwhile,
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is put in place a 3000000000 euro aid package. while the spanish government has passed emergency measures that to redirects billions of euro's from the profits of energy companies to the consumers in a beads to lower their bills. yet despite such measures, many fear that they simply will not be enough for in the law or deny the government is not doing anything. and on top of that, whether retired from politics, they put them in electricity companies, money that they take from another place or just as others, but out the price has skyrocketed, that the government is not helping europe or anyone in england. i don't know what we will do if it continues to go up. we will have to make a fire in the middle of the room, the idea, your one, if it were me, i would like to get hold of anyone in charge and give them a low salary and see how they like their life. what is this structural problem in anna? she policies shaping and policy making in many countries is who is really in charge
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. we have an interaction of various authorities, bodies. and on the other hand, we have seen various governments being very much occupied with themselves. so there is an energy in my eyes, it's still not yet having to priority it should house. here in france, there is pretty kilo worry, because whilst most energy does come from nuclear stalks of the electricity that it generates are said to be low. that concern a hard winter could see the country really one out of power. low energy stalks are an issue throughout europe. why? well, although the pandemic so large scale. ringback industry and workplace is closing down when the locked downs were lifted demand short straight up. and companies just haven't been able to keep pace. to add to that the
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e was also trying to move toward sources of renewable energy, such as wind energy, but less wind in 2021 meant less renewable energy was produced. these have always steamed the dates, bits and of generation where experts have been warning against a possibility or even probability offer a of a stance still in the world of renewables. photovoltaic and wind fox, the one that is now in the thought of come back is new. yeah. and that i always say within to european union, not only that, we don't dispose of a common energy policy. we don't even dispose of something like a common energy mentality. it may say, because that is a completely different attitudes to, for instance, new energy, east and west of the rhine. you just like everywhere else needs a steady supply of energy to function. now russia says that could be supplied bytes,
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node string to pipeline. that is still waiting to be signed off, not just by germany, but also the european commission. the pipeline has faced opposition from within the you, with some fearing that it could to make a block for 2 dependent on moscow. others though, say that the link is vital to secure energy supplies and ensure that people can heat their homes at reasonable prices. such political games could end up pushing even more people into fuel poverty this winter, and even cost their lives, geology, blue sky, r t. paris. lack of back up supplies and market forces on the onedrive is apparently, politicians have also been quick to blame. russia for not supplying more gas despite mosque of insisting it is complying with its contracts. vasquez taylor looks at our western politicians, never miss an opportunity to point the finger. how did it happen though,
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or rather who's to blame? because if there's one thing, every politician knows it's that every crisis needs a guilty party. and sure enough, brussels landed on a tried and tested one we could on the european commission to urgently open an investigation into possible deliberate market manipulation by gas prom and potential violation of e competition roles. yes, sangree, that russians were warm and toasty being you accuse, stay, tone energy, giant gas problem of being cd and then furious that moscow. when does take pity and pipe over some free extra gas and accused the kremlin of pain dirty politics. the increase in price is for energy has deep geopolitical roots. it's part of the geopolitical battle, rushes on it all, its contracts, it cannot be said they are not delivering when they said they would, but it has not increased the quantities contracted full. so now at biting by a contract is foul play. o the things people will say to dodge responsibility. and
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so there is no need to shift the blame, like some of our partner said, trying to do. sometimes you listen to what is said on the score. you are surprised, it's just amazing as if they don't see the numbers. i'd like to read rate. they don't see the realities. they just cover up their own mistakes. you know, maybe brussels should have gone all in on green energy before a long cold winter may be brussels shouldn't talk of banning long term contracts with gas from before long. cold winter may be brussels shouldn't rely on the notoriously volatile spot market before a long cold winter. but sure. luton sitting in siberia with his hand on the tap. in fact, he's so greedy and mean that he wanted gas prom to top up europe stored supplies all the while. a solution to this crisis lies idol, ever heard of north stream to the german regulators should make this decision. they have not yet decided. of course, if we expand supplies along this route,
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then 100 percent, i can say with absolute certainty, the tension on the european energy market would significantly decline. and that would influence prices. of course, this is an obvious thing, but with the green light still not given. it seems the use not actually that bother about it. citizens off to rural, but he's not enough to negotiate with the russian bath. if it's any consolation to the europeans, it wasn't just valley, does his political shenanigans left people bankrupt and shivering, post pandemic oil prices skyrocketed, and americans will i fucking out more on fuel than they had since 2014, which would have been bad enough by itself. but then historic inflation hit, this is a historic inflation report, inflation has it a 31 year high with price is rising to more than double. we've seen in recent decades, everything going up and up in up in prices. new numbers showing inflation surging to its fastest pace in nearly 40 years. following up she came yeah. though it's
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pretty windy outside. it's very windy. i almost felt coming up the steps myself. i didn't was determined to prove those hate has wrong and show he was up to the task at same time, he obviously wasn't going to admit that his own warren oil was to blame, spoilt or not killing pipelines, halting oil nieces and proposing to tax the industry into oblivion, all within the space of 11 months makes the market jittery. so instead he found you guessed at the guilty party, if you take a look at, you know, gas prices and you take a look at the oil prices. so that is a consequence of. thus far, the refusal of russia or for the opec nations to pump more or of course it is, but to really make himself look the compromising innocent good guy. and all this he did make one little pledge announcing that the largest ever release from the u. s.
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strategic petroleum reserve till provide a supply we need, as we recover from this pandemic, guess how many barrels of oil a day the u. s. consumes around 20000000. how many barrels did buy to release $50000000.00? 2 and a half days was not exactly a big when about big enough to come out looking like a decisive leader taking action. after all, sometimes all that matters is that you'll seen to be doing something even if you do fail to win them all over. the recent gas prices are going up is because the oils and louisiana and texas and the dipstick ser, in washington d. c. 2021. the people prayed, the lights wouldn't get caught. also the year politicians showed that it's a crime to let a good crisis go to waste. okay, happening right now in the south africa where you can see fire crews are outside the historic parliament building in cape town. a fire broke out in
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a 3rd floor office over nice, and it spread to the national assembly chamber. around 35 fighters were called to the area. little bit earlier on these are live pictures from outside the assembly. earlier, as you can see, a large plume of smoke was seen from across the city. as the flames took hold on the roof. overnight, the authorities say that the fire crews have got the situation under control, but the city council says that more reinforcements of being brought in, in order to deal with the problem and the cracks have been found in some of the walls of the building. luckily though it wasn't though any one was in the building at the time no injuries have been reported. although there is also no indication yet as to what may have started the fire in the historic 19th century parliament building in cape town in south africa. i still to come britton's new coby cases surpassed a 160000 on new year's day cutting off
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a week in which it was claimed that vulnerable children's lives are being put at risk by the overstretched health service. just one of our store is still ahead on the weekly only on rp ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah, a ah with
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so what we got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race group is on of very dramatic development. only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time. time to sit down and talk ah, hello again. have control operators working for the united states were kept in the dark about civilian debt. that's from a whistleblower who's been speaking to r t about his job during the us war on terror. he's currently in hiding from the taliban in fear for his life, refusing even to contact his family to keep them safe. he's been sharing his story with artes, unheard. voices, project, lalellah. we live in
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a horrible situation. very bad conditions. what's on the beach? honestly, i am fed up with my life that's not about so i'm in hiding alone with the way underground. yeah, i can't go outside. i'm hopeless for somebody. i ask myself, do i have the right to live a peaceful life in my own homeland will not let me say straight and i wish i had been born in a different country to me that the decimal got in telling me that would be like a pillow top we had to operate our drones. i was an 8 alice today. and then the same at night there was a u. s. company and the afghan government was signed an agreement with he said we were employed by this company. they scam eagle with
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each month one pilots conducted 17. is it 20 drone strikes? it could be more than that, but not leslie. with data throughout all operations, we were not told about any civilian deaths. nobody told us that we had hit the wrong targets. and the statistics on this were out of our control. we didn't have access to this data the ah
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ah, at the port we lost a couple of our pilots in the last days of our work. and after the taliban took over and one was arrested in cobble. and the 2nd, when he was visiting his family, some drone pilots were also beaten and humiliated. and 3 or 4 of our colleagues are missing was a, even the closest relatives don't know where they are. sex age they blinking is leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure a safe passage for any american afghan partner or foreign national wants to lead up against what we're doing. every single minute of every single hour of every single day is working to create a safe passage for all civilians, including the afghans who worked for us to the airport to get them on planes and get them out. we worked intensely to evacuate and relocate and work alongside us
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and our particular risk reprise, of our commitment to them has no deadline of let me put it this way and yet i've lost my own people. know, i'm hiding at different places. i can't stay at one place. i can't meet my family. i don't even know how my family is doing now. i can't see them with my colleagues. we can't see or contact each other because we are afraid the taliban are capping our phone is me? i was, we also we have lost our way. what can we do and what will they do to us? we are counting our last breast because they might kill us today or tomorrow. i have one son staying with me and when he goes out to buy something to eat, he says he is afraid of being killed or kept. so there is no one to help us in this situation. i live in fear and i have to wonder why i was born in this hell, i am
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a human being, i have the right to free life. you can well for its part, the u. s. that mission in afghanistan previously hailed the drone program as a success in providing the american back to afghan army at the time, with the capability to operate the system on its own. of more stories on how the war in terra in afghanistan change lives. check out on heard voices project. it's on r t dot com and also on channel britain's daily cove infection rate it over a $160000.00 on new year's day and with the health care system at full stretch right now. it's being claimed that the pandemic is seeing other patients side line and putting their lives at risk parents. and campaigners say vulnerable children are being discriminated against to free up bed space, highlighting a spike and do not receive acetate orders for children with down syndrome daughter's a one mother who was asked to find mom for her son shed her story with us. when she
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said it, all right, well just in case because you know, and my son's life that you're asking with each site or not. and, and i haven't been asked that my other 2 children. i mean, she has down syndrome, but that's got nothing to do with whether shipping the stuff tight or not. he was in the way and she was asking him a lot of questions and he a con and he's a he understands. and he think luckily for him and i asked me because he was, i'm 16 anyway. but to say, are the parents, i know there are 7 children say in one respects i was glad he was on the 6th day because the others where i was 16 and where else themselves do not resuscitate. orders are offered to people who are gravely ill want signed doctors when perform c
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p r to help restart the patient's heart. but in the u. k, do not resuscitate. orders are increasingly being offered for teenagers with autism, a condition that affects some 700000 people in the country as well. as for teenagers with down syndrome, the national health service insists it's not discriminating. stressing that it sees blanket policies as an appropriate. but karen bullard begs to differ where every child and every ad, though it's got the right, especially to life. and i just don't understand why there's a difference in society for anyone. discrimination of even the question b, a n n. why are people with adults children el today while we why on trade differently with the lack of you must say, given the health care system they deserve. on the social system, i did that, i get the and i just,
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it was painted under extreme cab again today with higher than the and i just isn't as the government needs to pull their finger out. and so yeah, just out and isn't it now? isn't our kids to say, oh, your children are not valuable with everyone else? the children. so they're not going to be put on that list. list i was are, isn't, it will leave you out the are going to say, because there's not a lot of we're not so fast and indigenous leader in new zealand accused australia on monday of using his country as a dumping ground. the national murray, authority, chem and once camera to scrap its policy of deporting new zealanders when they're convicted of crimes. it is not good enough. zealand is becoming a penal colony for australia and just deporting your problem. why does not solve the problem of gangs in both australia and new zealand? it is not good enough just to say we're going to stick
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a whole lot of people on applying on a government chat, applying and seen them back to new zealand. that is not the spirit of friendship that you would expect between 2 neighbors and roster alien lower as foreign nationals, a sentence to more than a year in prison. they automatically lose their right to stay in the country. and that applies even if they've lived in australia their entire lives. the last couple of years have seen hundreds of new zealanders sent back home of trailers. immigration ministers defended the policy, saying the government will continue to expel foreign nationals who commit serious offensive. matthew to khaki though, says they need to work with new zealand to find a better solution. now i also did that australian citizens, you know, it's easy just to deport the problem. white and australians want exactly what we want. we want safe communities. we do not want to say drugs being sold to our children. we are sick and tired of saying gun violence on our streets. one possible
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solution is a joint task force to address a couple of different things. and even though our police forces by do share information, our data for an intelligence at the moment, it would be good to see if we could just increase and including and beastie and joint resources. that means also having a look at information and intelligence to find out where these drug supply networks are establishing themselves across se asia, even into the pacific. and then let's do that job together as australia and new zealand, and that an expert. and that is the weekly for this new year's weekend. thanks for checking in with us this sunday, i'm calling braille. have you next edition in just over half an hour, with blue, with
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tragedy exploded a little of the real las vegas, where many se elected officials are controlled by casino owners. these dank is shooting, revealed wet, vialva and p. d really is and now it's part of the stand machine. most of the american public barely remembers that it happens. that just shows you the power of money and las vegas. the powerful showed that true colors when the pandemic hit the most contagious contagion that we've seen in decades. and then you have a mayor who doesn't care. so here's care on goodman, offering the lives of the vegas residence. to be the control group to the shiny facades conceal of deep indifference to the people vice could have been saved if they were to take an action. absolutely keep the registering and keep the slot machines. dinging vegas as a money machine is a huge cash register that is ran by people who don't care about people's lives being lost. also happening tonight. the fight continues in
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manatee county. jose a company now wants to expand their mining operations, but many of their neighbors tell a, b, c, actually news reporter adam weiner. they fear another environmental mess. it's not only just my organic farm, it's our natural resources. it's our very precious land. and water dang was among the doesn't to spoke out against mosaic at the 2nd full day of hearings held by manatee county commissioners. deciding whether to change the zoning of the property, called wingate east to allow mosaic to mine phosphate one, drive through west central. ready rural florida, and it is clear that mosaic is turning our region into a banana move. anything that's coming from there, from mazda beach into here, and come through all these properties right here. garrett's an organic farmer and he just lost his you sta, organic status because mosaic was able to rezone 16000.

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