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G7 Foreign Ministers Meet Face-to-Face After Pandemic Pause
"Foreign ministers from the group of seven wealthy industrialized nations are gathering in London the first face to face meeting in more than two years to grapple with threats to health prosperity and democracy host country Britain has warned of increasingly aggressive activities of Russia China and Iran pose a challenge to democratic societies and the international rules floor top diplomats from the UK the United States Canada France Germany Italy and Japan are holding two days of talks with an agenda that includes the two great crisis in Ethiopia and the precarious situation in Afghanistan where U. S. troops and the NATO allies are winding down a two decade deployment Zara Sheckley London
"france germany" Discussed on 1A
"The things are going quite well. The big test will be the spring of next year when the past is open up the mountains become clearer and then we'll see to what extent the taliban will really start pushing to gain control. We got a comment from deborah on twitter. I'm frustrated with the headlines about. Us troops coming home. The drawdown began in two thousand. Eleven and troops have been coming home since when the us had almost one hundred thousand troops in afghanistan. Some of the fiercest criticism about the decision has come from here in washington. The senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell said the president was making quote a grave mistake. Foreign tourists will not leave the united states alone simply because our politicians grown card of taking the fight to them. The president is explained to the american people why he thinks abandoning. Our partners and retreating in the face of the taliban will make america safer. Mcconnell also said this week quote conflicts do not simply end. They are one or they are lost. Sean in your experience given the range of bad options here is the decision to leave in the coming months simply leased badoit. I personally would subscribe to that theory. And i think it's important to recognize. The critics of this decision aren't really acknowledging. The fact that this decision was made in february of two thousand twenty. The agreement signed between the united states and the taliban said that if the taliban met its conditions under the agreement the us had committed to removing all troops by the end of april of twenty twenty one so this was basically the the state of play for for the last fourteen months and so to change that to keep troops in longer first of all runs the risk of the taliban resuming violence against us and coalition forces in afghanistan. So that that has not been fully acknowledged by critics of of the situation and certainly there is no evidence of a another agreement between the us and taliban that supersedes what was in place. So the reality is from from what i've seen and the tracking and reporting i've done over over the last five six years. The trajectory has been towards taliban slowly gaining. And what doesn't get enough attention. Is that the afghan government and the afghan political elite of to date done an overall poor job of circling their wagons and coming to a unified position in terms of peace in terms of the fight against the taliban. And and that's a part of this equation if you have a partner who is not holding up their end of the bargain. Certain point your efforts are are going for naught and the question has to center on the key. Us interest which is counter terrorism and if the us can manage the counterterrorism threat in afghanistan through other means abberley through a tease of of those who are still in afghanistan. Then that serves the us and continuing to fight is just really sort of prolonging a highly likely outcome. Nancy to also got another comment from deborah that the. Us isn't leaving afghanistan. The us will still have one of the largest embassies in usa. Id missions present in the world. Can you speak to that sure. So a couple things whatever's referring to since two thousand twelve. The us has drawn back presence with the understanding that afghan forces would take the lead in the fight against the taliban. What's happened. However is that those local forces have really depended on. Us support particularly air support to conduct their missions and so while the us has said that its forces are leaving there will be some contingent of troops not combat troops but some form of troops may be in the hundreds there to garden embassy and so the question becomes if the taliban becomes more In control of parts of afghanistan. How safe is at embassy in kabul going forward sam was just tweeting. President biden is following through with the campaign promises both preceding administrations one supported by a majority of veterans veteran families and the general public. We are tired of the costs borne by our communities. No more funerals. We also got a comment about being concerned about women's rights in the country. Sean can i ask you about that. We've heard there's been a lot of conversation this week about how the us troop withdrawal will affect The role of women and women's rights in afghanistan. Yes and this is a difficult reality to to look at and you know. My argument has been that. The united states did not go into afghanistan in two thousand one to create a democracy to build schools into liberate women. It went in to get al qaeda because of the nine eleven attacks now over time the mission expanded and turned into a giant nation building exercise and part of that has been championing the rights of women who are obviously brutally treated under the taliban and the concern is legitimate that things do slide into the hands of the taliban and that women will suffer. But this is one of the cold hard realities of this situation is are people saying that the us should send more troops into afghanistan to protect women and democracy which was never part of the mission or should the focus. Be strictly on counter-terrorism. So it it. It's a legitimate concern. It's an ugly reality. That things will likely get worse for for women going forward in afghanistan. But i don't think the american people are going to support a emission in putting troops in harms way Just just to preserve that situation. Let's wrap this conversation on afghanistan with this post from dave a listener. I want all our troops home as much as anyone but overriding recommendations to leave special ops. There will i fear have consequences. Let's move on to russia. The white house had told us to expect. It would be taking further action against russia and on thursday announced the us had decided to expel ten russian diplomats and would be imposing sanctions against dozens of people and dozens of companies and people and these measures are part of a push by the united states. To hold the kremlin accountable for interference nauseous last year's presidential election but also for the cyber hacking a federal agencies in us companies. Nancy what else do we need to know about the actions. The us has announced so as you point out a series of actions to the biden administration to not only punish to prevent further Actions by russia for Election interference for a widespread hacking campaign. That hit at least nine government agencies one hundred companies and it comes at a time when russia's amass troops on The border with ukraine and at a level we haven't seen since the invasion of crimea. Two fourteen a couple of things. I would point out about this. This was seen as an aggressive move by the trump or excuse me by the biden administration to go out after a wide range of russia activities. I think the question becomes particularly on the on the issue of whether these things will be preventative. Doing things like stopping financial institutions from buying bonds directly from russian central banks. Will they in. Fact prevent russia from doing these activities. If i could just break it up a little bit one of the things..
Iran, 5 World Powers Take Stock of Drive to Revive Nuclear Deal
"Iran under the five world powers could remain in a twenty fifteen nuclear deal holding their second full meeting of the week the aim of the meeting is to help build a foundation to bring the US back on board the delicate diplomatic dance that began in Vienna on Tuesday needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran the five France Germany Britain China and Russia the meeting three days off to Russia's delegates said they agreed to set up expert level groups on the lifting of sanctions and nuclear issues which are supposed to identify measures to be taken by both Iran and the US to revive the accord footy I'm Charles de Ledesma
U.S., Iran to start indirect negotiations on returning to nuclear deal
"US Santa Ran have been holding indirect talks in Vienna as part of a broader negotiation to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran has rolled out face to face negotiations. Both the U. S and Iran are present in Vienna a development the U. S has called a healthy step forward. President Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal in 2018 and re imposed sanctions on Iran, but President Biden is hoping to revive the agreement. Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain held virtual talks last Friday to see how to move forward. The aim here is to reach an agreement in two
Washington, Tehran Hold Indirect Talks on Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal
"The U. S resuming indirect talks on the Iran nuclear deal. American and Iranian diplomats are in Vienna meeting indirectly trying to resurrect the 2015 nuclear agreement. State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the goal is to restore curbs on Iran's nuclear program. These talks will not be uncomplicated, but again we are encouraged by the fact that they're taking place. The United States and Iran are using the country's still in the deal as intermediaries, joining separate discussions with diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China at
UK records seven fatalities after AstraZeneca jab
"Britain's medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca Corona virus vaccine despite revealing that seven people in the UK have died from rare blood clots after getting the jab. Sarah Bassett has more. The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency says it wasn't clear of the shots of causing the carts and that reviews is still ongoing. Theeighties Insee identified 30 cases of rare blood clots events out of 18.1 million AstraZeneca doses and maintains the risk is very small concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine has already prompted some countries, including Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands. To restrict its use to older people. The UK, which has rolled out Corona virus vaccines faster than other European nations, is particularly reliant on the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was developed by scientists at the University of
UK regulator says AstraZeneca jab safe after 7 clot deaths
"Britain's Britain's medicines medicines regulator regulator is is urging urging people people to to continue continue taking taking the the AstraZeneca AstraZeneca coronavirus coronavirus vaccine vaccine despite despite revealing revealing that that seven seven people people in in the the UK UK have have died died from from red red blood blood clots clots after after getting getting the the job job the the medicines medicines and and healthcare healthcare regulatory regulatory agency agency says says it it wasn't wasn't clear clear if if the the shops shops are are closing closing the the costs costs and and that that refuses refuses still still ongoing ongoing the the agency agency identified identified thirty thirty cases cases of of red red blood blood because because events events out out of of eighteen eighteen point point one one million million AstraZeneca AstraZeneca doses doses and and maintains maintains the the risk risk is is very very small small concerns concerns over over the the AstraZeneca AstraZeneca vaccine vaccine has has already already prompted prompted some some countries countries including including Canada Canada France France Germany Germany and and the the Netherlands Netherlands to to restrict restrict its its use use to to older older people people the the U. U. K. K. which which is is rolled rolled out out coronavirus coronavirus vaccines vaccines faster faster than than other other European European nations nations is is particularly particularly reliant reliant on on the the AstraZeneca AstraZeneca vaccine vaccine which which was was developed developed by by scientists scientists at at the the university university of of Oxford Oxford Serra Serra basses basses London London
Iran, world powers ready to welcome back US to nuclear deal
"The the role role of of the the major major powers powers in in the the agreement agreement to to keep keep to to Ron Ron from from developing developing nuclear nuclear weapons weapons say say they're they're ready ready for for the the return return of of the the U. U. S. S. the the chair chair of of the the group group which which includes includes the the E. E. U. U. China China France France Germany Germany Russia Russia Britain Britain and and Iran Iran say say they they recognize recognize the the prospect prospect of of a a full full return return to to the the U. U. S. S. to to the the JCPOA JCPOA I I will will be be discussing discussing modalities modalities to to ensure ensure the the return return to to its its full full and and effective effective implementation implementation they they will will resume resume further further talks talks next next week week in in Vienna Vienna in in order order to to clearly clearly identify identify Iran Iran sanctions sanctions lifting lifting on on the the nuclear nuclear implementation implementation measures measures Washington Washington pulled pulled out out of of the the deal deal in in twenty twenty eighteen eighteen under under president president Donald Donald Trump Trump successor successor Joe Joe Biden Biden has has indicated indicated he he would would be be willing willing to to rejoin rejoin I'm I'm Charles Charles last last month month
How both sides will handle Iran nuclear deal
"Said the signatories to the Iran nuclear deal are scheduled to meet virtually on Friday to discuss a possible US return to the agreement. Steri Schultz reports. The meeting will be facilitated by the European Union. Which mediated the 2015 accord. The U. S and Iran both insists the other side must fulfill its obligations under the deal. First. The other members of the agreement Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia say there needs to be full and effective implementation of the agreement by all sides. State Department spokesman Ned Price calls the meeting a quote positive step, especially if it moves the ball forward toward mutual
France, Germany, Russia discuss Covid vaccine cooperation
"The French president and the German chancellor discussed possible cooperation on vaccines with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a joint video conference, the US struggling with the meager uptake of Corona virus vaccine, a middle row with the British AstraZeneca firm following rare reports of blood clots and vaccine
European countries to resume AstraZeneca jabs
"Nations including france. Germany and italy are resuming. The rollout of the oxford astra zeneca vaccine today after the blocks medicines regulator. The emma said the job was both safe and effective twenty member states. Had to paul's the use of the vaccine. The unfounded claims that it caused blood.
EU regulator reviews AstraZeneca shot and blood clot links
"Up the astra zeneca ccp virus vaccines. They're investigating the doses as a precaution. After one person died. Another was sickened following inoculation. Basically austria suspended a batch of astrazeneca vaccines after some reports of some unusual blood clotting events and then a few days later we saw denmark. Basically say we're gonna stop vaccinating with astrazeneca completely Toya melanoma some other. Nordic countries made similar announcements and over the following week saw more and more european union countries said. Oh yeah actually. Let's just hit pause. The authorities in the republic of ireland have recommended temporarily suspending. The use of the astra zeneca vaccine. One investigations are carried out into four new reports of blood closing in patients who received the job in norway. Well then on. Monday saw kind of the big powerful you. Countries france germany italy spain also that they were gonna pause vaccination update on some breaking news and france germany and we have now joined the eu countries to suspend the rollout of the oxford astrazeneca covid vaccine and meanwhile it's important to say that regulators weather we're talking about the european medicines agency or the world health organization. They've said look so far. We haven't seen any evidence that these blood clotting events are caused by the vaccine. Just because you get a vaccine doesn't mean that you're protected from every other normal thing that can go wrong. The latest data from the european medicines agency shows that out of five million astra zeneca vaccinations given across the continent. That have been thirty. Reports of people suffering a blood clot soon afterwards but in a population of that size you would expect five thousand people a year to develop blood clots even without vaccination obviously cardiovascular. Problems are are pretty common and the argument from astra zeneca is that. Hey look actually. These aren't happening anymore than than we would predict to happen. And kind of normal circumstances in the general population. And you're also not seeing more issues with these vaccines than with other virus vaccine. So why are you picking on us So like let's say Instead of vaccines we were. We were talking about sports drinks here. it's sort of like a situation where some people who buy gatorade happen to get in car accidents and then everybody decides. You shouldn't buy gatorade because you're gonna get it in a car accident but at the same time like people who get other sports drinks are also still getting in car accidents. So potentially and and probably. That's what happened. But the and other regulators around the world including the world health organization are really looking at this closely and trying to figure out what's going on and the reality is that there have been instances where vaccines do cause problems in a very rare number of cases. But the other thing. Is you know this could also be caused by the coronavirus itself and the argument that many are making including at the who and at the european medicines agency is corona. Virus is a serious deadly disease. So if you're thinking about risk versus benefit which is the way a lot of drug regulators. Think it's still worth the risk that maybe a tiny number of people will have these blood clots in exchange for the benefit of of so many more people being protected from an even more dangerous. It's fascinating so you have. What could be a small risk. Might not even be a risk associated with vaccine but you still have this huge domino effect of of countries. Pausing the shots. I mean at this point. It sounds like almost most of europe isn't giving astrazeneca at this point. Yeah it's at least seventeen at this point. And that's out of twenty seven countries and perhaps even more importantly that includes some of the biggest most powerful countries ones that have their own regulatory system so a lot of the smaller. Eu countries really rely on the european medicines agency where as countries like france and germany. Kind of have the power to make their own decisions. But we've at the same time we also saw spanish official. The spanish health minister say that spain actually has not even seen very many of these cases at all but sort of because they saw these other countries doing it. They felt pressure to as a precaution. You hear the word precaution a lot. They felt pressure as precaution to hit. Pause wow it just seems
Countries across Europe suspend use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over blood clot fears
"That's still in clinical trials in some places is being put on the sidelines in some countries. Fox is Simon OS. Sweden has joined France, Germany and a number of other European countries. In suspending the use of AstraZeneca's Corona virus vaccine this after reports some recipients went on to develop dangerous blood clots. There is no evidence of a link. Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab, says the U. K will continue using the shots. In London.
Countries across Europe suspend use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over blood clot fears
"Has joined the list of names putting a pause on the astra. Zeneca covid nineteen vaccine. As we reported yesterday france. Germany and italy have temporarily stopped administering the vaccine after a small number of patients experienced blood. Clotting the astrazeneca vaccine hasn't been given emergency authorization in the us yet and it's one of four different vaccines that have been approved in the eu but the decision to suspend its use comes as much of the eu is seen an uptick in cases as more virulent strains of the virus outpace vaccinations. What will this mean. For the overall vaccination efforts in europe the journalist any strasbourg has been covering the vaccine. Roll out from the start and joins me jenny. Welcome thank you very much. Nice to be here jenny. We got the news yesterday. That spain france germany and italy are suspending. The astra zeneca vaccinations but they are not alone last week. Denmark pause the shots than norway ireland. The netherlands followed suit as someone who has been on the story early on. Is this collective movement surprise to you. Well so i think a lot of what's happening is the cautions building right so it we're not saying we're not seeing new cases reported as much as we're seeing countries saying look we're gonna wait for the european medicines regulator to essentially do their review. Were expecting the they're called the ama. We're expecting that agency to say something about it. It's been looking into these reports because it all started about a week ago with some reports out of austria and there was one batch that they stopped you that austria stopped using but they kept using the astrazeneca vaccine. It was really last thursday that denmark norway iceland stopped using the vaccine altogether. It's been building up since then but they're all kind of citing for the most part. I mean it's fast moving but they're all citing you know the same investigation that's happening the same review of safety. So you're seeing a bunch of new reports pile up just a lot of a lot of shared caution. We should mention. Astrazeneca has said the number of cases of blood clotting among people in the eu and uk who have received a shot is lower than for the general population. Jenny we had this big push to get as many shots in arms as possible as quickly as possible but there have been some hiccups in the eu. What does this all mean for the broader effort to accelerate the population. Yeah well i mean it's really bad timing. I mean europe has been sluggish in its vaccine. Rollouts ms we've chronicled in great detail in and then the same company astra zeneca is been under massive political fire for shortcomings than their deliveries. This quarter and next quarter or hundred million doses fewer than they projected. You know that was a huge huge thing late last week again. I mean it's not. It's not good but we also don't know how long all these countries are saying. This is a temporary cautionary measure. We want more information. We just wanna make sure we're not making a mistake. The uk has said keep vaccinating people with shy. We don't see evidence we've done eleven million plus doses of this vaccine. Were not seeing problems if we were we. Would we would say hunting. And even you know. There's an international association has devoted to thrombosis clotting issues and they're saying we don't think we think the cove nineteen with blood. Clotting is actually greater than the use of the vaccine but look if your a country in your people are asking questions is a safe you. You wanna be able to tell them. It is so some people are saying. Look the systems working like the risks are being assessed. And that's what we want. As part of your reporting you have talked to a lot of scientists and researchers during the pandemic any idea about. Just how big of a concern. There is about safety at this point. I mean look this. This vaccine has not raised red flags about severe safety concerns. It's been the large scale. Clinical trials have mainly thrown up results. Showing mild to moderate. You know side effects or reactions. Really they're not even so severe be called side. Effects like soreness in the arm stiffness chills about headache stuff. That goes away over a few days so this. This is all pretty new for this vaccine. The concerns about safety and at the same time though as every as regulators including the european medicines regulators pointing out they see more instances of severe blood clotting in the general population than have been reported in relation to post vaccination. So you know causality is difficult. It's a difficult question. Are people ill. And as millions of people get vaccinated. Some of them will will show problems. There have been a couple of there have been some deaths. Would they have happened anyway. You know causing showing link between the vaccine and the illnesses and the conditions can be very difficult especially out of clinical
Iran to meet with U.N. technical experts over uranium find
"Available. Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles that three former undeclared sites in the country this after months of frustration at Tehran's lack of a credible explanation. The agreement came is France, Germany and Britain backed off the idea of a resolution criticizing Iran for its decision to start limiting access by the area inspectors. State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the U. S welcomes the Opposed. Sit down. We're pleased with the outcome of the I A board of governors meeting with respect to Iran. We supported the E three way supported it. We also recognize that the director general has put forward a realistic schedule which we understand Iran has accepted when it comes to The next steps, and we will look forward with strong interest for Iran's willingness to engage in a way that leads to credible concrete progress on these issues. Simply said about this is that we are neither optimistic or pessimistic. We are clear eyed when it comes to our diplomacy, knowing that we are engaging in this with our closest partners, the E three in this case, knowing that we have put a proposition on the table, both a strategic proposition, the shorthand for which is compliance for compliance. We're not dogmatic about the phone. That what we are dogmatic about is our overarching objective, and that is to ensure that Iran is subject to permanent, verifiable restrictions that
U.S. Ready To Talk With Iran On Nuclear Deal
"Biden pointed to a serious of crises that the U. S and Europe face like the pandemic threats from Russia and a rising China. Another concern Iran. Biden says it wants to start negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program after the Trump administration walked away from a previous deal about this, the world's syringe a fiery has more President Biden's staff has already put his words into action. Yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U. K. He said the U. S is ready to join them to restore the 2015 nuclear accord. Restoring the deal won't be a walk in the park door after President Trump pulled out of the agreement in 2018. Relations between Iran and the U. S took a turn for the wars. Trump and his team began what they call the maximum pressure campaign a serious of harsh economic sanctions. Iran, on the other hand, double down on its support for militia groups in the region. It also ramped up its nuclear program. Today, though Biden struck a different tune. That's why we said, we're prepared to reengage negotiations. The P five plus one On Iran's nuclear program. The P five plus one are the five permanent members of the U. S. Security Council. China, France Russia, the U K the U. S plus Germany. Really progress is with the Atlantic Council in Washington, she says. Before coming back to the table. The Iranians want an end to the sanctions. They don't see any benefit of returning to a deal. If the U. S isn't holding their side of the bargain, and so I think until they get those sanctions remove Iran is just going to keep moving forward with pulling back its nuclear program. That's what devil is everything it wants Foreign minister tweeted today. In response to Biden's office. He wrote that the US is no longer party to the original deal, and so it must lift all sanctions before it
Biden administration says it's ready for nuclear talks with Iran
"To restart nuclear talks with Iran and U S official tells Reuters talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal could go forward if the European Union invited all of the invited parties involved parties. This comes after foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany and the U. S met. Iran is demanding the U. S drop sanctions imposed by the Trump administration before it would consider rejoining the agreement. US rejoins
Pompeo claims Iran is 'home base' for Al Qaeda
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of having secret ties with Al Qaeda. He also imposed new sanctions on several senior Iranian officials. His comments coming just a week before the Trump administration leaves office, it appears aimed at President elect Joe Biden stated desire to resume negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal. More than 200 people, including 12. Americans lost their lives in those attacks. The York Times reported in November that al Masri was shot to death on the streets of Iran today. I can confirm for the first time. His death on August 7th of last year. Al Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a result, bin Laden's wicked creation Is poised to gain strength and capabilities. We ignore this Iran Al Qaeda nexus at our own peril. Indeed, everything changed in 2000 and 15 the same year that the Obama administration in the E three France, Germany and Britain. In the middle of finalizing the JCP away. The sea change was happening. Within the Iran Al Qaeda access. Since 2015. Iran has also given a Qaida leaders greater freedom of movement inside of Iran under their supervision. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson condemning the accusations is a quote, repeat of blaming and fabricating false evidence against Iran since President Trump withdrew the U. S from that nuclear deal.
New COVID-19 variant in L.A. County: What do we know?
"In los angeles. Health officials have begun testing patients for a new more contagious strain of the corona virus. I discovered in europe. They're trying to figure out why we're seeing a surgeon cases here one person dies from the virus every ten minutes in la county and hospitals are rationing care urging people to avoid going to the er unless they absolutely have to for the latest. We're joined by. Dr n remind professor of epidemiology at ucla. Welcome dr hi nice to be here yes so. La county as i mentioned testing whether the variant of the virus like the one in london south africa and korea could be spreading here. What do we know about these efforts in this new strain. Well this is very important Los angeles county. The laboratory is active or laboratories are actively sequencing strains and it's not only important to be looking for this Uk strain and the south african Strain variant should. I say but others as well. We're we're far behind here in the. Us and sequencing efforts and viral surveillance is a critical component of public health surveillance. And this is a very very important moment to be doing it. We're seeing a huge spread here in los angeles. There are a variety of reasons that this could be happening but it is critical to be doing this kind of viral surveillance. Well let's talk a little bit about the variety of reasons why this could be happening. If a new strain is spreading locally. How did it get here. And what what. Additional action should be taken to limit the spread. Well if the strain is if if this if these particular strains the uk the again the variance the uk variant or the south african variant are actually spreading here in los angeles which would make good sense Then they probably arrived through travel somebody. They're coming from europe or Somebody coming going and coming back from europe but but the thing is it isn't just about the uk it's not just about south africa. We are seeing many many european countries outside the uk of recorded cases denmark france germany italy the netherlands spain sweden. It's been detected even in toronto in a couple with no history of travel exposure or high risk contacts. So these this particular. Uk very int- is spreading. And because we here in the united states have been sequencing less than one percent of the of the cases that we that we have here as opposed to seven percents or more in the uk fifty percent in new zealand and australia. We're very very far behind. So the bottom line is it's very likely that either these particular variants or other variants. That are similar are spreading in our community and we just have not been looking for them and thank you for that distinction between strain and variant. We're talking about variants gear variants. Yes we we understand things like holiday gatherings and possibly this new variant of the virus could be accelerating the spread but what else could be the reason. The surge seem to happen so quickly here in los angeles here in los angeles. We have one of the most. We have the most populous county Here in the us and and so you have a lot of opportunity for spread. We know that people are fatigued and that they have been getting together. A lot of people got together for thanksgiving. And so we're seeing the effects of those thanksgiving get togethers now and i think that here in la county. We have a lot of multi generational households as well a lot of essential workers. So there's plenty of opportunity for spread and once this virus gains momentum. It's like a snowball rolling downhill. It's just gains momentum it gets bigger and faster and harder to stop so some of the force of infection perforce of infection. There's also this new data out in la county that shows that some grocery stores are hot spots for the virus. And that's alarming because going to the stores a trip that most people take because the risks seem low. What is your advice on how to stay safe. And what is now some of the darkest days of this pandemic. i think the key here is everything that you're doing today here in los angeles is more dangerous than it was a month ago. Every type of activity. I've seen estimates of anywhere between one and one hundred and one and fifty people in los angeles are infected. And so even if you're just going to the grocery store for example going to the bank or doing anything where you're going to be in contact with people outside your household. There's a higher chance today than there was a few weeks ago that you'll be exposed to covid nineteen so i think the key here is just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. There are a lot of things that are still permitted here but they may not be the right thing to do because they will carry risks for you and the people around you so my advice to people is stay home if you can. If you must go out make your plans ahead of time be very targeted. Go to the grocery store have a list and break it down by the sections of the grocery store. He know where you're going. Make it quick in and out. That's dr anne remind professor of epidemiology at ucla. Thank you so much. It's my pleasure.
"france germany" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"National Hurricane Center says this new storm is carrying dangerous wind storm surge in as much as 30 inches of rain. It could arrive Monday. The United Nations reporting multiple violations of the Iran deal from Tehran. Fox's Kitty Logan in London with more Iran has been breaching the limits set in that deal for some time now, although it still does allow international inspectors to monitor this. The IAEA says Iran is not only stockpiling uranium beyond those permitted limits, but it's also enriching it to a higher purity than allowed. This is apparently a response to the U. S imposing new sanctions after it pulled out the nuclear deal two years ago. Round claims as ever, but its nuclear program is for people peaceful purposes. Of course, in that 2015 agreement, Iran had promised to comply to limits on its uranium enrichment program. Now that that's no longer the case. The other signatories, including France, Germany and the U. K, have tried to hold the agreement together. Those countries insist it is still the best option that relations have become increasingly strange charges. Katie Logan, president elect Joe Biden says he's open to the U. S possibly rejoining the agreement. The army, releasing the names that five Americans killed in a helicopter crash will on a peacekeeping mission in the Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. These soldiers are from Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio and Illinois, their Black Hawk helicopter crashing in what has been described as a routine mission. The annual ceremony at Pearl Harbor closed to the public this year due to the pandemic. The December 7 event will be broadcast online. A small number of veterans will be on site at Pearl Harbor. According to Hawaii News Now I'm t. J Poppa, this is Fox News. Thistles News, Radio K. L B J and now to ask you whether with your k O b J radar Weather Watch Partly cloudy for tonight Becoming windy late. The low 59 degrees for tomorrow will be turning out, Sonny. Gusty winds that will have around early will gradually subside High 74 going down to 42 tomorrow night and sunshine for Monday with a high of 78 from the weather Center. I'm meteorologist Danielle Middle..
"france germany" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Just like America has a message baseball and its hockey so too has lost its stock and if you read B. and H. cricket and the most popular that is across this continent is stock at some of these leagues in Britain France Germany Italy Spain are worth untold billions and more than that for the spectators the seasons were just nearing a climax when the coronavirus hip they end in may so these competitions have been thrown into chaos after months of access hundreds of matches much heartache to many fans and anticipation if you are close to snatching the title and now it's unclear like so much of life these days what will happen next but behind the sit ins there are various reports of planning for restart and the one that looks closest to a restart is Germany's Bundes Liga and the league CEO says the club are ready to resume playing in just under two weeks on may the ninth and the plan they have set up how this would happen then making a secret is going to be a very different match day experience one thing that we know fans inside or outside the stadium they've calculated it's a very precise if the two hundred and thirteen people would be allowed to attend that includes players coaching staff medics and media and then outside the stadium would be another maximum one hundred and nine people including security staff and and TV production increased so that's the plan it's all been laid out they say that nearly ready now and it now goes to the desk of German chancellor Angela Merkel and she is due to meet this week with state governors when they sit down around a table we'll put you in the to be in a video conference in the current circumstances and they will make the final decision as to whether this gets the green light it does this by the Germans are closest to the major western sporting leagues to restarting soccer potentially in just a few days wow okay seminal one from fox news and we'll see if that is a blueprint for sports here in the United States it's now six thirty nine thanks Simon many states are hoping that the next MLS package Congress considers will have money for them to keep paying first responders in this pandemic more from fox's girls got the hope comes in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments suggesting state should declare bankruptcy instead of getting a bailout Maryland governor Larry Hogan on ABC's this week says he wants a proposal now being discussed to move forward I'm hopeful that we will be able to convince senator McConnell to go along with a bipartisan bill in the Senate and and the administration's commitment to help the state's Hogan who chairs the national governors association says that kind of federally keeps people on the front line working toward an economic restart colonel Scott fox news six forty we go to highways.
"france germany" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Was my aunt's name. Cash. It does make sense though. I remember there was the can of. Yes. That was the first time I ever heard about it. I think it was in California where they're taking people from an old, folks. Home to the to the weeds store, go buy medical marijuana. And the and the rain was a lot of these people were suffering from arthritis and marijuana helped. Well, and they don't want anything to do with opioids. Yeah. Yeah. Right. When you think about taking? And. Substance like any any of the pain medicine that you wind up having that you have out in the streets, especially opioids like you said. There are risks with that more risks. A lot of people would would believe then marijuana. Yes. And also, you're thinking, well, geez. You know, I'm living in a retirement home might as well, get stoned. There were some that were also going along that line saying now, I have something to talk about with my grandkids. Meanwhile, different marijuana story from NBC even a little marijuana may change teen brain says the study. What's the brains of forty six fourteen year old girls and boys from Ireland England, France Germany, and they found that the one who had reported using recreational marijuana just once or twice displayed increased volume of MRI images in numerous brain regions involved in emotion related processing learning informing memories. Really loved the song. Africa by TOTO weird. Number one song in two thousand seventeen by the way, was it Africa. I don't know. You're trying to get away from the even a little marijuana changed the teen brain. No, I think we were talking about teenagers. Good did not get stoned. Not good to have alcohol. Do you think marijuana? I'm not gonna ask you that question. What any use before has helped you in life, or do you think it's done damage to the brain? That's a heavy question to ask just on the air. Yeah. David. Man, you're looking out the window right now. It's like, that's that's where did it. All go wrong in your brain. Yeah. Anytime. Like woods. Maybe the president sing Africa. From TOTO that ever happened. Any crazy dream? No, no, I was just curious..
"france germany" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Twenty five hundred or more you greatly helped to show we turn it into memberships and give it to people in the media or in journalism schools cetera. And you get the name stuff in the studio. And you go on the the donor wall in the in the young Turks studio, so as small as a naming my mic the tiny little Mike on my jacket. So there's twenty five hundred dollars. It's not like it's worth twenty five hundred dollars. Although with equipment these as. Maybe. But it's obviously the help the show Homa progressives, independent Media, Plus get our message out. Plus, it's fun to have my mic named after you. Okay. So and then there's giant ones like I think for fifty K you could name the whole universe. No the studio. And so the younger student would be named after you dot com slash amplified. Let's have some fun. Okay. All right, Anna. What's next, right? There was a tragic shooting in France yesterday. And unfortunately that shooting is now being exploited by our President Donald Trump for political purposes, but to give you the updates on what occurred and and what's currently happening. Police and soldiers are still looking for the perpetrator. He's a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets killing three and wounding at least thirteen in the eastern city of Strasbourg now. Eight of those injured are said to be in critical condition. Also police union officials identified the suspect as Sharieff Chicago a twenty nine year old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery. So he has a record in several countries. In fact, the suspect had twenty-seven criminal convictions, and France, Germany, and Switzerland. And it is said that he was radicalized while he was behind bars, he is a French born citizen. So this is not someone who immigrated to France. But with that said, he did commit crimes in various European countries. He was convicted of robbery in Germany in two thousand sixteen and sentenced to two years and three months in prison for breaking into a dental practice and a pharmacy in two German towns. The man had also been radicalized in prison and had been monitored by French intelligence services since his release from jail in late twenty fifteen because of suspected religious extremism reports also indicate that police were looking to arrest him on the morning of the shooting and we're unable to do. So and he unfortunately carried out this act of violence later and so couple of things here. I wanna be clear he's born in Francis said, but his parents go all the way back are. In fact, I don't even know if it's his parents was family. If you go all the way back has Moroccan roots. And so look. If you're unfamiliar with the ethnic background of folks in France, there's yes a lot of folks that were born in France that whose family originally came from other places, including North Africa, for example, one of the most famous French people alive. Senators Don are usually the best football player in the world for quite some time. And so when it's in Adid Sadan, of course, everybody is proud right in this situation..
"france germany" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Would we performing in the semi finals on the Fourteenth and sixteenth of May qualify for the grandfather unfond on my birthday the of me the big five countries who be taken part will be obviously France Germany Italy Spain in the United Kingdom so very exciting time has been <hes>. That's been paying for next shoes.
"france germany" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"As you've said one of the consequences of President Trump being an office is to really apparently at least undo an agreement that you work long and hard on that's the Iran nuclear deal. Specifically, what is your hope that? In fact, we can get back to the table and get to a deal with Iran again. Well, there will be no negotiation in my judgment between around in the United States. While President Trump is president because he has proven himself to the unwilling to live up to a deal. And so no Arabian leader could survive by coming to the table because capitulation it would look like they've been bullied into it. And you can imagine in our country. Whether any politician, but survive it appeared to be weak or that person. So I just don't think there's going to be a negotiation in the near term it's questionable. Whether there will be one in the long term. But I suspect there are ways to get there and have a reasonable day. What what president jaundice done with respect to the Iran agreement is really to alienate the people who came to the agreement with us. France, Germany Britain, Russia, China, they're all staying in the agreement and around is excuse me. Staying in the agreement to only President Trump has pulled out. And he hasn't achieved any of the goals that he wants to achieve with respect to that. And now, many people believe is pursuing a policy of regime change. Well history is taught us we don't do regime change. Very well. Moreover, the likelihood of a change in Iran will produce somebody far more like Benita.
"france germany" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm watching canada take on the united states will to be more precise a big baseball game the toronto blue jays playing at home against visitors the new york yankees it's a hard fought game between neighbors who definitely are not good friends generally arrivals you don't like each other but frankly the baseball is nothing compared to the angry political contest being played out here in canada this week as the g seven summit gets underway canada's prime minister justin trudeau taking on president donald trump sounds increasingly like a grudge match a protectionist president slapping tariffs on imported steel in the name of national security justin trudeau is outraged by that one of the things that i have to admit and having a lot of trouble getting around is the idea that this entire thing is coming about because the president and the administration have decided that canadian steel and aluminum is a national security threat to the united states the idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the united states quite frankly insulting and unacceptable if canada is angry so to america's allies in europe britain france germany italy they usually on the same side with the americans against russia and president putin famously of course they kicked him out of the g eight to make this a group of seven club of nations apparently committed to protect a rule spaced world order but what order is really left now when donald trump openly repudiates so much of the global architecture which was put in place by his predecessors in the white house the american steel aluminum industry has been ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices it's really an assault on our country but how does this g seven look to a veteran water of these affairs john kirk canadian who's been studying the group since its very inception the prime minister i don't think has quite crossed the line where he said donald your irrational he simply said your argument is irrational over the past couple of weeks kind of trump has identified trudeau is enemy number one driven in the air to right field indeed is he goes up on the baseball maybe ever for the week but a critically important political contest.
"france germany" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Wars in terms of war by miscalculation nuclear war at miscalculation that we've been in since the nineteen fifties and the people around donald trump are by no means helping that at all the ascendancy of peyot to become secretary of state pushing tillotson house out and the whole shifts that are going on in the washington administration right now are preparing at the very least for war on the middle east war against iran against hezbollah against lebanon and of course syria and that will not be contained war that is huge the esscalation against russia shooting the fact that theresa may is enjoying now by however reluctantly by the governments of france germany and the united states the trump administration on this accusation of russia the nerve gas agent doesn't augur well because this is not a seriousness of of proof going on in any of these accusations the democratic national committee socalled hacking by the russians there's not an ounce of proof any intelligence report is presented on that it's it's all smoke and mirrors and i think this is a democratic artie cover up the clinton machine trying to cover up the fact that they the foundation clinton is up to their ears in illegal logging but be that as it may whatever the reason the deliberate forbids international politics and thrown out the window somewhere along the way and that's a very dangerous state of affairs when international diplomacy no no longer has any criteria of juice.
"france germany" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Trump administration imposing new sanctions on russia the move is in retaliation for interfering with the two thousand sixteen presidential election and other cyber attacks the president also offering a statement condemning russia for the uk spy attack president trump has joined the leaders of france germany and the united kingdom in explicitly blaming russia for that march fourth attack involving a nerve agent the strong statement from the four longtime ally says there is quote no plausible alternative explanation other than russia being behind the attack on a former spy in his daughter in england the leaders also say that russia's quote failure to address the legitimate requests by the uk government for an explanation further underlines its responsibility karen travers abc news the white house trump tweeting this morning insisting the us does have a trade deficit with canada this after a recording was released where the president talked about a meeting the canadian prime minister justin trudeau and faking it working very proud because everybody else so he's just in you do i didn't even josh i have no idea well many experts say the us has a trade surplus with canada the president insisting though it's a deficit meanwhile new york new jersey lawmakers continuing to push for the gateway project to expand rail capacity between new york new jersey under the hudson the fate of the project now appears to be in the hands of the president if it looks like the gateway project will prevent the president from signing off on a huge spending package speaker paul ryan says he won't allow funds for a new hudson river rail tunnel to be included ryan warned new york new jersey republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell doesn't want gateway funds.
"france germany" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"The he had an agreement that russia's gonna get russia france germany uh sweden all these people said yeah when you run your reactors the spent fuel at some could turn into a bomb he's gotta go back to russia to be reprocessed doesn't get into biomaterials so if if keeping them away from the materials to make bombs it was a world the world agreed that this is a way to do it they could have the raptors and not make bombs and that was kind of like safe you know rather than you know a wing that they can do whatever he wants and and make bombs but it's incredible how someone will spin the truth for their side you know all your life just like when when people talking about hillary clinton uranium one and the russians got they got twenty percents of our uranium no russians bought controlling interest in a canadian company that has minds in the united states but are you can't leave the united states but they got controlling it in that company because right there next russia is a turkmenistan and they wanted access to their uranium right next russia but they spin it like glenn gateway incredible how okay i'll let you guys hey man a lot of miss representations in the news media it's mind boggling how do you know what's true i one of the things about iran wanting nuclear reactors for energy first off you you're not seriously approaching sustainable energy if you're not leaving nuclear on the table but you're talking about one of the most oil rich nations in the world and the idea that they would want nuclear power for solely to you know for sustainable energy while they sell oil to the rest of the world anybody they could always seemed ludicrous to me now if they wanted nuclear weapons in order to not be attacked by the united states because it seems like the united states doesn't attack countries that have nuclear weapons then that might be a more legitimate reason to have them but you know just this idea that oh we're just we're just making nuclear power over here no big deal rudy thanks for the call tonight i appreciate hearing from you toll free number is eight fifty five four fifty free like freedom i i did look around to find more.
"france germany" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"The us britain france germany the allies that helped negotiate the iran nuclear deal that would say much the same thing these allies are watching an air expecting or on the behave the the the harder question is what is the us do if this crackdown widens if we get back to a situation just like two thousand nine and the green movement that was crushed while deal tom administration watched hard to imagine donald trump just watching but but i don't think they have options yet david ignatius washington post the obama administration just watched is hard to imagine the trump administration just watching notice how respect respectful he spoke about trump is john bolton platter for more another foot bring in four us ambassador to the un john bolton ambassador thanks for being here so i want to start out with these these growing protests in iran and you made a really important distinction over the weekend thing that these these protests are very different from the post election protests of two thousand nine why well two thousand nine the argument was that the regime had basically committed fraud to reelect mock mood almodena judd president so the green movement was really an argument about which candidate of the regime would prevail there was no real dissent from the notion the regime of the ayatollah as would remain in power that's not at all with these demonstrations are about their calling for death for how many the supreme leader talking about overturning the regime uh these these demonstrations have taken place all across the country and then coming to tehran later i really think grid uh we're at a potential tipping point here very hard to say the real question is whether the ayatollah is and the islamic revolutionary guard corps crack down harder than they have already twenty dead is.
"france germany" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The powerhouse behind the british economy and so not having all those things will affect the british economy theresa may has said that she is seeking a comprehensive free trade deal which would be good economically for both the uk and the eu and the trade deals with other countries will be possible following a successful brexit the chancellor philip hammond and four other eu finance ministers have written to president trump's administration to raise concerns about proposed american tax reforms going through congress the joint letter urges the us to ensure its tax policy doesn't discriminate against foreign companies a political correspondent leyla nazi reports philip hammond and his counterparts in france germany italy and spain have warned the american government that some tax measures currently under consideration in washington could have a distortive effects on international trade and assigned let as the us treasury secretary steven mnuchin the ministers highlight plans for twenty percent excise tax on payments by firms in the us to foreign affiliated companies a measure they say would flouts world trade organization rules and risked seriously hampering trade between the us and european accord mees while the uk hopes for a bilateral trade deal with the us off to brexit president trump has repeatedly displayed protectionist instincts a spokesperson for the us treasury said the department appreciated the finance ministers vis the health secretary jeremy hunters urged families to overcome what he called a fatal reluctance to talk about organ donation as he launched a consultation on moving to a system of presumed consent in england the change announced by the prime minister in october would require people to opt out of being a donor wales has already adopted the approach of the scottish government is planning to follow suit the director of services of the british heart foundation judy sullivan welcomes the change there are two hundred forty nine people on the heart transplant waiting list already and every year hundreds.
"france germany" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Energy secretary and they bring him in for his expert advice go ahead cut eight please well i think if the president chooses to not certify that is already going to be in a negative stab why does everybody sound like daffy duck at all the lib sound like daffy duck that they don't have are there caps sir their their crowns and their teeth missing or were they short tons and big teeth i don't want to say yes it'll slow yesterday i think at the peasants slaps go ahead because for one thing it will start a process of isolating us from our allies the iran agreement is a should be remember as a multilateral one with our european allies uk france germany eu but also russia and china as well then well then of russia china for its than we have before be that's absolutely true and the socialists in france and the phony conservative in germany and the prior selfless than the uk in the in the european allies and there and they went along with so so we have to go may ask a question the president of the united states is elected by home the american people to represent whom the american people to follow what the american constitution to ensure what america's national security i just keep hearing were supposed to follow the europeans what follow them with government run healthcare follow them with a refugee crisis follow them whether socialist economic systems in a europe should be following us and let's be clear about something the only reason that these appeaser countries appeased in this case is because the greatest appears at the mall barack obama insisted on it this is a gaggle of appeasers and we have experienced before the appeasers acted and since the deal was signed that they're violating the deal now the fact that we see it the fact that we have a president has the guts to stand up to it at least in part not in hall that is he's going to agree to desertified we believe but he's not going to drop the deal and this is a big problem it's a big problem but as i told you today and i told you yesterday and have told you before this is the game the strategy is.
"france germany" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Exactly right and that's the other important dimension to pick up and that is when you ron signed the deal in two thousand fifteen it was with the euus with britain france germany china and russia now in particular what iran wants to do the role hani government in other parts of the regime is is split away the european three split london paris and berlin away from the americans so they'll say look the americans will the bad guys here these are the people that were responding to we still like you europe we want you to invest in our country we want you to trade with us despite the us sanctions work with us whether they can detached the europeans from washington ain't that's going to be a huge show that's gonna be the key question to watch over the next few weeks and months is that where a hani's going with this is his ultimate ambition i guess an entirely new deal framed among iran and european countries and excluding the united states while in terms of the nuclear deal itself i think you're wrong you know i think rohani and his supporters and indeed many in the iranian system wanted to continue with the july the the 2015 nuclear deal because he ron has limited its nuclear programme they've complied with the deal what they were hoping for and this takes us to your question i think is there were hoping for economic benefits they had been crippled for years by the sanctions by mismanagement of the economy and the whole idea was okay we've limited armin cler program now we're going to get european business again now they're going to come back and develop our oil and gas fields now they're going to real rebuild our aviation industry and all of that has been hindered by the fear of european companies that they'll be punished by the americans.
"france germany" Discussed on WDRC
"And now they'll discuss a range of bilateral regional issues all right so so much that uh he's to speak by the way he's going to speak to the polish nation uh at the at the site that honors the nation's heroism science from a cool then from their germany hill a term a group of twenty the g twenty summit hamburg germany had set to take place on july seven for i think it last bayer to the g twenty is made up of nineteen countries argentina australia brazil canada china aid china france germany india indonesia italy japan mexico oh japan mexico russia saudi arabia south africa's south korea turkey in the uk and of course the united states plus the european union are not real clear howard is going to be received their uh them trump will hold a meeting with russian a russian president vladimir putin uh he and the edge economic advisor jerry cohen are they wouldn't say whether the president intends to address the accusations that russia interfered why would you who made the accusations abundant a bunch of nickel had reporters some of which barnum and fired and democrats lost an election so why would you even go there those linked sent anyway is not clear whether he's going to address that or not um he said the agenda is not finalized this or for any other meaning i'll be honest with you i'm gonna i'm gonna tapped some of the some of the contacts i have in dc as we get closer to friday and see if i can get any information whatsoever as far as an agenda are i probably not but on no longer a burden hurt i've got to try a tramp also trump also plans to meet with the leaders of several other countries um and uh use goods from b singapore and indonesia and a few others um the g twenty leaders will hear the hamburg fellow morning state arc orchestra while there is the whole reason for gone right there in it um and and fourthly do all the niceties and all that stuff he's accepted an invitation from french president to mark wrong he will visit france on july fourteenth as i said just a moment ago to celebrate bastille day and the white house good announced that selects firmed up uh what else what else was gone during trump's visit the against the.
"france germany" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"And to stabilize its neighbourhood because we cannot rely on the united states choose to seoul charge crisis in our immediate neighbourhood they're a global pa they have china to deal with north korea to deal with they want to rely on us to determine whether the largest richest of economy on us and we cannot be defenceless and we are defenceless defenses y'all this includes britain britain france germany have each about two hundred twenty tanks russia has five thousand you have an achraf career without any aircraft will hold on there the aircraft carrier has been deployed yet it still right while you still being built yeah that's that's that's kind of on so if that if all fell that true why is the european you're commission today announced a joint defence fun of one point five billion euros a year by 2020 one point five billion euros a year by 2020 america spends more than that per day short but remember that it was at britain's insistence that the eu budget was radically reduce we're not there anymore with lawyers village not stopping you know until 2020 to pay the commission has to operate within the budget that exist and of course to have a serious defense budget you have a lot you need a lot more money but european defence is an opportunity to do some two to correct some of the mistakes of the the show we have it nature so for example you do a nato operation everybody pays for themselves therefore the incentives the wrong that there is an incentive not to participate in an operation if we had the operations fund then countries will rally round to actually do this stuff that needs to be done we could coordinate rules of engagement we could only admit countries that pay off the two percent that is recommended to the we we need to get serious about defense at european defence is a way of doing it so does that mean we have rules of engagement like the germans had in afghanistan where their rules of engagement involve not going out to not.