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[000:00:00;00] ah oh, i'm determined to show unity more brussels diplomacy is western leaders lay out new ways to try to deescalate the war in ukraine. crudeness getting exactly the opposite. what he intended to have as a consequence of going into ukraine. ah, i know about this, and this is obviously the life and doha also coming up, stranded and under siege. people in the southern prostitute,
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mateo pulled face another day of desperation with north korea flexes it's miss iowa. new video shows the latest intercontinental ballistic test. the modern ukraine's now entered it's 2nd, mumps, western allies in brussels, are continuing to pile pressure on russia to end its military offensive. and the coming i was u. s. president joe biden is going to be traveling to poland. it's a nation at the crossroads of the conflict where millions of ukrainians are taking shelter. natasha bought our reports from brussels. us president j biden's trip to brussels to meet leaders of nato. the g 7 and european union was aimed to rallying western allies to find ways to stop russia's warn ukraine and sent a message to moscow that the west is united. nato has never,
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never been more united than it is to day. pohden is getting exactly the opposite, what he intended to have as a consequence of going into ukraine fight and said the u. s. would commit $1000000000.00 in humanitarian. 80 a crane and the western allies would impose a raft of new sanctions on moscow. ross went on, she knew sanctions of more than $400.00 individuals and entities aligned with an alignment with the european union. more than 300 members of duma oligarchy and russian defense companies that fuel the russian war machine. earlier in the day, ukraine's president address night to leaders and asked the military alliance for more help to fight russian forces. you greenland, in my evidently ukrainian army has been resisting for a month in unequal conditions, and i have been repeating the same thing for a month now to save people and our cities, ukraine needs military assistance without any restrictions. plato continues to reject zalinski request for
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a no fly zone over ukraine of affairs that he could escalate the conflict. but the alliance has agreed to send more weapons to keith, as well as equipment to deal with a possible chemical or biological attack. as concerns grow rushes, inflation could take an even more sinister turn in the use of chemical weapons. wool totally changed in nature of the conflict. it will be at blatant violation of international law. ah, ah, it will have a wide spread consequences and of course, be extremely dangerous. biden joined you leaders at the end of the day for summit focused on ways to win the block of its reliance on russian energy supplies. on friday, the u. s. present will travel to warsaw to show support for poland, which is welcomed. the majority of ukraine's refugees biden wants the west to keep
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up sanctions pressure on the kremlin. but the question is whether it will be enough to stop vladimir putin's war as it enters a 2nd month. when the doctor bottles joining us lively from brussels and we are expected to hear from you as president joe biden, and the european commission president ursula vaughn de leon. this is day 2, of course of these talks have been going on in brussels, talk us through what we're to, we can expect over the coming hours. what we're going to be hearing, as you say, from the u. s. president joe biden, and the head of the european commission, ursula on de leon, and they are going to be announcing what they're calling an energy partnership. now what that effectively means is the united states is going to be offering the european union more help in order of the european union to become less reliant on russian energy supplies. now the u. s. is the biggest exporter of liquefied natural
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gas to the block. it is looking at increasing some of it's l n g supplies to the european union, but also what it would do is try and help the you diversify and also fight other energy sources of holes. energy is going to be one of the main topics of for the e used 27 a lead us to day as they go into this 2nd day of talks the 2nd day of this a brussels summit because e v e u is so reliant on russian energy exports in terms of, for example, natural gas, the you uses about 40 percent of natural gas supplies from russia. but every one, of course, is very aware that that money is fueling our moscow's war. chest is helping in enabling moscow to continue with its war on ukraine. they want that to stop. they want to reduce their reliance on moscow for energy. and they've been some divisions over this amongst the blocks. some countries like poland have been
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a cooling on the you to ban all russian energy supplies, including oil and gas, are the countries like germany a say look, that's just not possible for the time being because we need that energy. if we don't have it, that is going to hit consumers and domestically, that is not a path that the you late is want to go down. so it's very much about reducing. oh, the reliance on russia unlikely though, that they will be banning those exports from moscow any time soon? natasha. thank you very much indeed. does natasha bother talking to is eliza from brussels as they were expecting to hear from the u. s. president and the commissioner for the e u. i will go to them as soon as we can for now with natasha. thank you very much indeed. lets go to zane bus stop is and just you are in love eve in ukraine and you've got an update for us. but in fact, the same, i'm going to leave you there were no to not go to brussels, where u. s. president joe biden is speaking, let's listening to ban all imports of russian energy. to make it clear, the american people would not be part of subsidizing putin's brutal,
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unjustified war against people ukraine. at the time, i noted that we were able to take this step when others could not because united states is a net export or energy with a strong domestic interest. and the united states welcomed the european news powerful statement. early this month, committed to rapidly reduces dependence on russian gas. today, we've agreed on an joint game plan toward that goal, while accelerating our progress toward a secure, clean energy future. this initiative focuses on 2 core issues. one helping europe reduces dependency on russian gas as quickly as possible. and secondly, reducing europe's demand for gas overall. to address the 1st point, the united states, together with our international partners, they're going, we're going to work to ensure an additional 115-1515 1000000000 cubic meters of
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liquefied natural gas l n g, for your vis year. and as a year, as he works, to discontinue it by russian gas, well before 2030 and law will also work to ensure additional you. margaret demand for 50000000000 cubic meters rel angie from united states annually. by 2030. to accomplish this, the european commission is going to work with the member states to store gas across the continent. to bill more infrastructure to receive l n g. and take steps to increase the efficiency of gas. this build out this bill that will occur in a way that consist is consistent with not in conflict with the 0 net 0 climate goal we should wear that we're shooting for. it's going to take some time to adjust gas supply chains and infrastructure as built the last decade for, for the last decade. so we're gonna have to make sure the families in europe can get through this winter. and the next, while we're building the infrastructure for
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a diversified, resilient, and clean energy future at the same time, as crisis also presents an opportunity to catalyst a catalyst. so drive the investments we need to double down on our clean energy goals and accelerate progress toward our net 0 emissions future. that's the 2nd part of this initiative is all about. united states in the european union are going to work together to take concrete measures to reduce dependence on natural gas period. and to maximize the available development, the availability and use of renewable energy. we're gonna accelerate widespread adoption of energy efficient technologies and equipment like smart thermostats. the worker then work to a and work to electrify heating systems all across europe. we're going to invest in innovative solutions and technologies to make the switch from fossil fuels. and
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together we'll advance the use of clean and renewable hydrogen to reduce our carbon emissions. this the steps will increase energy security, economics, security and national security, and run a stand up joint task force to implement these changes and drive progress. that will be co chaired by representatives from the white house and the president, the european news team commissions team. madam president, i know i know that a la russian gas will have cost for europe, but it's not only the right thing to do from a moral standpoint, is going to put us on a much stronger strategic foot him. and i'm proud to announce that we've also reached another major breakthrough in transplant and data flows. privacy and security are key elements of my digital agenda. and today we've agreed to unprecedented protections for data privacy and security for our citizens. this new arrangement on hand, the privacy,
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she'll framework promote growth and innovation in europe in the united states and help companies both small and large, compete in the digital economy. just really didn't really resolve the boeing air bus dispute and lifted the steel aluminum terrorist in the united states. the you are finding creative new approaches to nit, our economies, and our people closer together, grounded on shared values. this framework underscores are shared to amendment to privacy, to data protection and to the rule of law. and it's gonna allow the european commission to once again, authorized transferring data flows have helped facilitate $7.00 trillion dollars in economic relationships with you. so thank you again madam president, for your personal friendship, for your partnership and above all, your leadership. all of this is bringing the european united states, you know, closer together, and that's
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a win for all of us. so i thank you all and i'm now going to yield, put him in prison, pull this out or my shower. is it out of there? thank you. thank you, mr. president. there, joe. your presence here in rest of this week at the nato summit at the g 7 and at our european council sends a very powerful message to the world. a trans atlantic partnership stand stronger and more united than ever. and we are determined to stand up against russia's brutal war. this war will be
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a strategic failure for putting our cooperation on the 4 successive waves of sanctions against russia has been extraordinary and exceptional. the sanctions are now working their way deep into the russian system. draining put ins, resources to finance this atrocious war. i'll work on sanctions also shows that when we act together, we're stronger and we really can make a difference. and we are continuing to reinforce our corporation in many strategic ways. on so many tarion and security assistance to ukraine on energy and fighting the threats against our democracies on solving outstanding issues in the e. u. u. s. corporation, including and data production, protection and privacy. in a world faced with disorder, our trans atlantic unity upholds fundamental values and rules that our citizens
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believe in. let me focus 1st on refugees until now around 3 and a half 1000000 people have left ukraine, half of them children every 2nd refugee is a child. and the numbers will keep rising. so together we are mobilizing massive resources to support those displaced by the conflict, be it in ukraine or in the neighboring countries. just this week, for example, i announced that the european union will allocate an extra 3400000000 euros for this purpose, and more will come. this demonstrates our deep support for ukraine ended citizens. and i want to tell the american people how grateful europe is for their unwavering support. this support also extends to strengthening europe's energy security and independence from russian fossil fuels. as you know,
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we aim to reduce this dependency on russian fossil fuels and to get rid of it. and this can only be achieved through of course, 1st of all investment in renewables, but also through additional gas supplies, including l n, g deliveries. so we want as europeans, to diversify away from russia, towards suppliers that we trust that our friends and that are reliable. and therefore the u. s. commitment to provide the european union with additional at least 15000000000 cubic meters of l. n g. this here is a big step in this direction because this will replace the l n g supply we currently receive from russia. and looking ahead, the united states and europe will ensure stable demand and supply for additional at
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least 50000000000 cubic meter of u. s. l n g until 2030. and if we look at that, this amount, 50 b c m per year is replacing one 3rd already of the russian gas going to europe to day. so we're right in on track now to diversify away from russian gas and towards our friends and partners, reliable and trustworthy suppliers. we need to secure our supplies, not just for next winter, but also for the years ahead. and this is a, an important, a big starting point to do that. our partnership aims to sustain us through this war, to work on our independence from russian fossil fuels. but it also focuses on building a green future with climate utility. we will work together also with our energy
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intensive industry. and the good news is that the infrastructure that we use for gas to day can be used for clean hydrogen in the future. so this investment we're doing right now is also an investment in the de carbonized of our economy. the corporation shows the power of our democracies. i particularly welcome that we will step up our respective action on strengthening democracies. the rule of long freedom of media in the world. and we also need to continue up adopting our own democracies to a changing world. this is particularly true when it comes to digitalization, in which the protection of personal data and privacy has become so crucial. therefore, i am very pleased that we have found an agreement in principle on
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a new framework for trans atlantic data flows. this will enable predictable and trustworthy data flows between the you and us safeguarding privacy and civil liberties. and i really want to thank commissioner randers and secretary raimondo for that tireless efforts over the past month to finish a balance and effective solution. this is another step in our strengthening our partnership. we managed to balance security and the right we were bringing some pictures. they're all past conference. it was being held by u. s. president joe biden, who is in europe for talks with nato. and the you and d, 7 group, he was talking there in that statement, were there o'sullivan, to land the president of the european commission, about the reducing europe's dependency on russian gas and also reducing europe's
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gas reliance completely. he said that they were going to be supplied. the u. s. was going to be supplying liquefied natural gas to european countries in order to be able to reduce it some it's dependency on their supplies coming from russia. both of them also talked about an agreement on the trans atlantic data flow. and with regards to data privacy and security, i want to bring in natasha butler, who has been following this for us and from brussels. and predominantly it's energy, isn't it? this is what we were as you were telling us just before we went to that press conference, this was the, the key thing that was going to be on the agenda today. yes, you are sir president joe biden, there with the european commission ahead. ursula vaughan delane, announcing this new partnership between the u. s. and the you, it's all about energy. it's all about united states, helping the european union to become less reliant on a russian energy supplies. now,
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the united states is the use biggest supply of liquefied natural gas, and it looks as if the u. s. is now going to try and increase supplies of natural gas to the european union. because at the moment, i do naturally bid the moment i should say, russia supplies, i nearly half off the use a natural gas energy needs, the e u once those supplies to be reduced because the war on ukraine and also because of fluctuation in energy prices over the past few years, particularly in the past few months out as really hit consumers very hard in the you. so this is a moral decision said the u. s. president joe biden, but it is also very important for climate change and for prices and are for consumers that have been some divisions though in the e. u. the $27.00 leaders will be discussing energy today. some though, have talked about whether or not they need to be imposing sanctions on russian
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energy supplies on oil, on gas that something the united states has done, but much harder to do here in the ear because it is so reliant on moscow. but there is obviously the sense that the you does not want to continue to fuel moscow's a war chest, or if you like, and it wants to win itself off. russian energy supplies. natasha, thank you very much. indeed. obviously those talks are going to be going on, we're going to be coming back to you and that she was just to give us a breakdown of what's happening. but now thank you very much indeed. want to go across to ukraine. same cassava is in the view of, obviously as in the war is continuing in ukraine. and recently there was a russian strike on our theater in the port city of mario poll. we have some updates on that more. can you tell us well, what we're hearing about the latest from the malia mario pulse theater attack that took place on the 16th is the mario poll city council. now,
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announcing that they've been speaking to survivors. they have eye witness accounts and they're saying they estimate the 300 people died in that attack. now we have to be clear. this is comments regarding eye witness accounts. not necessarily an, an actual body count for the city council as they even report this information are saying they're holding out hope for more survivors. but it has to be said this has been more than a week. were coming on 10 days. now. 130 people were rescued in the immediate aftermath of that strike. there were women in shelter, children sheltered there. the building was marked in the front and back courtyards with the word child for pilots to be able to see it throughout this process. this has been a particularly tragic incident. in mario poll, a city that has seen so many that it is become the worst effected city in this conflict so far. but we're hearing now we're, we're seeing the 1st images from inside the theater,
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reportedly showing that the day of the attack, the aftermath of the incident, of course, seemingly before the building was struck and leveled again. but what we're hearing now from our city council at the desk told, could be $300.00, but again, it might get worse. there were estimated to be $1300.00 people, the women and children sheltering there at the time of the attack. thing. thank you very much indeed that seem to be talking to us from maybe ross's defense menissi says it's destroyed a major fuel devil outside the capital. keep a spokesman said the facility was hit by a cruise missile fired from the c. it's believed that apple was used to supply ukraine's armed forces in the center of the country. okay, let's go to some other news now. the u. s. has imposed new sanctions in north korea after pyongyang launched its largest ever intercontinental ballistic missile. qindzhong says he's preparing for a long standing confrontation with the u. s. and expanding its nuclear war
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deterrent. foreign st. louis reports on the launch of what some analysts are calling a monster. miss heil. this is north. korea's biggest intercontinental ballistic missile state media has now released this video of the test. calling it a new type icbm he did, came john personally oversaw the launch saying the test will deter any potential military moves by the u. s. south korea reacted immediately, conducting a live fire test of multiple ballistic and tactical missiles would have been on a military's closely monitoring in north korea's military movement. and confirmed that we have the ability in readiness to accurately strike rekey the origin of a missile. launch it on thursdays launch chose north korea's nuclear capability, has advanced the missile flu higher and for a longer time than any previous tests,
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the size of this means a lot more inside of it. so we're looking at a missile that can carry more than one, or i could strike multiple targets with a single missile. the timing of the launch is also significant because of the world is on the grain prices that either northridge trying to get refocus attention on his cell or, or is that the us, that we are so preoccupied that they made her less ashy because of all the bandwidth that ukraine is taking over the test is being seen as a major escalation. the un security council will meet on friday to discuss the launch for years, attempts to dismantle north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs have failed. and kim junglin has made no secret of the fact he wants his country to be recognized as a nuclear state. lawrence louis al jazeera,
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the world's largest coral reef system. estrella is suffering from mass coll, blue chain because of the effect of warmer sees a new report by the great barrier reef. marine park authority reveals a mass bleaching event. only 5 i've ever been recorded previously. the 1st one was in 1998. bleaching occurs when c temperatures right is destroying the argue that feeds the coral, that dreams them of the vibrant colors. and the great barrier reef is the only living thing that could be seen from space. it stretches more than 2300 kilometers along the coast of the state of queensland. and its complex system of coral and islands is home to an abundance of unique marine life, including 1500 species of fish. when the canton is a quarter biologist at the australian institute of marine sciences joining us, nova escape from townsville, queensland in australia. thank you very much. indeed for being with us on al jazeera, i was doing a little bit of reading on this. i understand that the scientists had hoped that there was going to be a period of, of cooling,
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that might have allowed that the reef to recover what's happened. yes, we're currently in a lanny phase of the n. so cycle and typically during a landline yes, cycle. queensland normally has quite acted monsoon rainfall, heavy cloud cover and it's usually a cool phase in that climate cycle for the grid very ridge. we're generally we haven't unfortunately, we haven't seen any of that cooling or rain for most of the summer. and we're seeing strong affects of climate change in ocean warming, driving temperatures that have pushed the great barrier reef into another bleaching . and unfortunately, if the el nino event period was going to be at a time when they coral reef could have been given a breathing space as well. and it clearly hasn't worked. what does that mean for the feature of the great barrier reef?
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it can't even make recover during those times. it's a strong signal that climate change is accelerating the frequency of the stress offense for the great barrier reef. coral reefs around the world are threatened by climate change is the biggest threat for the future of chorus and, and they're happening more frequently and too often, which is going to have strong impacts on the recovery rates that we see in the system. and i understand that unesco had recommended that the reef should be placed on a lot of list of world heritage sites and that would have given it some degree of protection . the government, i believe, of scott morrison, love it against it. and therefore it didn't happen. do you think that this latest event, lens strength to the argument that the reef should be given greater protection? well, the great barrier reef is currently listed as a world heritage site and the unesco group is currently visiting the great barrier
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reef to assess the current situation and assess the state of the 2050 reef protection plan that's been put in place and the, the bleaching happening is often it's a global threat to the great barrier reef, but it's also a threat to all other world heritage reach science. the not just the great area region and it's up to unesco to decide what actions those will have for the future of a world heritage site throughout the world. in the us. as i mentioned before, the, the number they might have you marine life that is unique to the great barrier. we think we said was about 1500 species of fish alone. we're not just talking about the reef itself, are we were talking about all that, that the plant life and on all the, the marine life that is associated with it. what are the risks to that? absolutely. i mean, the corals themselves that build the reef, the basically the foundation there, the trees to the rain forest of coral refill systems and malice, turtles,
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wayllace all depend on this beautiful spectacular ecosystem to survive and live the way they have for thousands of years and, and we're seeing stress in this ecosystem at a frequency and a spatial scale that has never been seen before. now customer, we appreciate your time, so thank you very much indeed for being with us and al jazeera. thank you. thank you for. ah, this is al jazeera, these are the top stories u. s. president joe biden has been meeting you leaders in brussels. what a deal has been struck to help europe and its reliance on russian gas and a joint press conference with european commission president of yvonne, the land biden also announced measures to boost data protection. madam president, i know i know that eliminate russian gas will have cost for europe but it's not


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