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w business b, a closer look at the project. our mission to analyze the fight for market dominance. east versus west. good stood with business beyond on you to ah ah, the way you news, lying from berlin, keeping the door open for a diplomatic solution. russia and the us discuss the simmering tension surrounding ukraine, but neither wants to give vent to the other is demands. also coming up. the latest
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surge in cobra 19 cases is worrying governments around the globe. many are imposing new restrictions and looking for ways to stop the spread of the highly transmissible arm across very and plus we miss you. we love you. we thank you. south africa, remember anti apartheid icon and nobel peace prize, laurie desmond tutu. ah, i'm nicole really. it's good to have you with us. russian president vladimir putin and his u. s. counterpart. joe biden spoke on thursday as tensions have been steadily rising over russia's true build up near the ukrainian border. in the 50 med call. bind demanded a d escalation and threatened russia with new sanctions. hooton's warned that such
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a move would lead to a complete rupture of ties to find a series of irreconcilable differences. both sides agreed that there were grounds for meaningful progress. if the 2nd time this month, the 2 leaders have spoken and more talks with senior us and russian officials are set for january or more, let's bring in james kirk jake. he's a visiting fellow with a brookings institute, specialize on european politics and u. s. foreign policy strategy. mister curtis. these were the 2nd talks this month between president biden and fulton. what results do you expect? i think will be more still made, because i don't see the united states backing down. i said, united states and its allies is this really should not be a conversation between the united states and russia over the heads of the ukrainians. this is, this is about the democratic west,
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the free world. it's about the european community standing up for the really post world war 2 settlements and values, which is that countries are not allowed to invade other countries and sees their territory whenever they like. it, which is precisely what russia did in 2014 in antics sing. crimea and what it's been threatening to do over the past several weeks. so i think the west in the free world needs to stand firm and making clear to mr. bruton that his ellicott city will be met with a severe response not only by the european union in the united states, but i also think by ukrainians. i think they'll put up a very tough fight. and i know, actually, i don't, i don't think he's going to launch a full scale invasion of ukraine because i think he's quite aware of the consequences of that. so mr. curtis, russia wants nato, to commit to never allowing ukraine to join. you say that the west should stand
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firm? how likely do you think the by an administration is to scale back cooperation with ukraine in response to these rush and concerns? i don't think they will. it's been a pretty strong bipartisan policy in this country. over the past, really since the end of the cold war, and certainly since the invasion of ukraine in 2014, to stand with the sovereign decisions of independent countries in europe and a few crane like any other country like russia is allowed to make its own foreign policy decisions provided that they don't violate or threaten their neighbors. and if there's only one country that's threatening its neighbors, it's russia, ukraine. the notion that russia has a legitimate security interest and is, feels threatened by nato by ukraine is preposterous if the russians are constantly invading their neighbors. they've been doing this for 70 years and had
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a problem with it. and that's what we're seeing again, unfortunately, how can we move forward from the stalemate from the situation? i think the message needs to be sent to the kremlin that any further violation of ukrainian sovereignty will be met with very punishing sanctions. i think that they should be kicked off the international swift banking system. there should be the certainly in your country in germany, the nor seem to pipeline should not be going forward. that is a major strategic and i would say moral error on the part of the german government as it gives russia enormous leverage over central eastern europe. and over frankly, the political decision making of, of european countries. so that should also be put to a halt. and i also think that i think we should be increasing our military support to ukraine. i'm not advocating sending american soldiers or any european country
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sending their own soldiers to fight in ukraine against russia. but certainly we should be sending them all the military aid and support and arms that they need. right, james car, take pleasure. speaking to you. thanks for sharing your opinion. on that rapidly arising, co with 19 affections are worrying governments around the globe. many countries are hastily introducing limits on new year's celebrations in an effort to curb the spread of the virus and recent days, various countries hop registered record numbers of new infections. and officials say the highly contagious on the cranberry and is to blame. despite a shortage of tests, the u. k has been reporting record breaking case numbers just like denmark. many countries in europe are seeing unprecedented peaks amid the rapids spread of the omicron variant in germany. case numbers are also rising, but for now still comparatively low isn't in schools and overall, we're a bit more disciplined than some of our european neighbors. asia masks are
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especially effective against omicron that sets germany apart. we cannot forget that england and denmark barely had social distancing measures in place recently, and masks were not born. that is certainly different here in germany. this is in balance, indoor essential, unless the end of the year come may be deceptive. few tests were administered during the holidays and numbers reported more slowly. health minister car lauterbach says the actual volume of cases could be 2 to 3 times higher, and a spike may be seen quite soon. queues at test centers are increasing. this location in berlin carries out over a 1000 tests a day. then we feel it's coming on that the numbers are slowly increasing on distance thing. by mid january there should be a more realistic picture of the situation, but the number of confirmed omicron cases is increasing at a faster pace in northern germany as such, entirely possible that the proximity to scandinavian nations is
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a factor micron is very dominant there. so the virus may be traveling over the border. i think everyone understands that a virus will not stop at borders studying. he's just the was fun again finish. i had my other federal and state officials in germany a do to meet on the 7th of january, to map out a strategy to combat the spread of the virus. earlier we spoke to epidemiologist, eric final dang and asked him why so many countries are seeing record numbers despite a broad rule out of booster shots booster shots work. but booster shot roll as you know is very inadequate. is incredibly slow. many places they take time for to work, and con, increases exponentially. well, you can only roll them out. logistically feasible as you can, but this is a virus on current is $5.00 to $6.00 times more contagious than delta, which was already twice in pages of the stream last year. so we're talking about strain potentially 10 times more contagious than before. nothing we do right now is
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enough to keep up unless you think of something on a blank side. and that's why the mitigations were used to p. i'm across delta and other barrington check will be sufficient enough against all crime in with high cases. you're going to boom, the number of people infected and ultimately overwhelm the hospital. that was eric vital things speaking to us earlier. let's get you up to speed now on some other story making moves around the world today. authorities and northern colorado have order thousands of residents to evacuate dry conditions are fueling. the spread of dangerous wildfires and fears wins are helping the flames jump from one location to the next 2 communities. about 32 kilometers, northwest of denver have been hit by the blazes. doctors and sudan, se security forces have shot dead for protesters during demonstrations against
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military rule. tens of thousands of people brave tear gas and to find a security lock down in khartoum and other cities. calling for a peaceful transition and free elections. a bomb has exploded in pakistan, killing at least 4 people police a 15 others have been injured. the blast took place outside the gate of a science college and keta city. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. residence in brazil's northeastern state of by year or a surveying the damage after devastating floods. the region was lashed by weeks of heavy rain that has killed at least 24 people and injured many more. hundreds of towns and cities have declared states of emergency and are appealing for aid from the brazilian government and foreign countries. flooded roads burst. dumbs devastated homes the aftermath of 2 months of intense re in,
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in the stated by yeah, is for was floating to hipaa region in over 30 years. dozens are dead and tens of thousands displaced. i left everything behind, but i'm waiting for the water to go down. so i could start clearing my house. now surveying the damage for the 1st time. every room here is in the water and there's a little that is still dry. for those who had little before is a devastating loss that i've lost everything. fridge, freezer sofa bed ever go in other parts of a state. the water has already gone. this entire street was once submerged now for damage caused by the floating is fully exposed. hit us, so i only managed to save my television while i got my mattress out,
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but i won't use it. it's soaking wet. you that you you. i lost my fridge wardrobe so far, plaza. everything has gone that you residents, he are repealing for aid, clean drinking water, food and show to propose with no where to go or far it is struggling to cope with the scale of destruction. the governor maria is calling. it's for worst disaster in the states. history in south africa, a memorial service has been held for the late archbishop desmond to to the anti apartheid fighter and nobel laureate, died last weekend at the age of 90. his funeral is set to take place on new year's day and cape town. people across the rainbow nation happened remembering too, too, and paying their respects. ah, just a simple wooden coffin for a man whose being remembered as
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a humble hero. score was gathered in johannesburg and cape town to remember archbishop ameritas desmond to to one of the rainbow nations most revered voices for human rights. his successor embraced one of 22 daughters. she's grieving her tata her father as to 2 was known to so many south africans. the sick of doctor really in pain, cried her. she's in bereavement, a finger new to pray for her. had religion ashore had we lost her, had we will continue to support her. even word will daughter is gone to, to didn't want to be remembered with pump. so inside the cathedral, a small ceremony was held. leaders and ordinary south africans alike laid flowers. and those gathered performed songs and some of to twos favorite hymns.
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ah, his grandson spoke and thanked manas for helping his family through a difficult time. we've been reassured by the outpouring of love and prayers and support. ready that a port in from around the world. ready that he will not be out of mind just because he's out of sight. we miss you. we love you. we thank you. as tutors coffin was carried out, members of the public sang songs and celebration of his life and legacy. oh, born under upon side, he dreamed of a different south africa. and through his ministry he helped bring that nation into being as the world ready itself to welcome the new year. the icon and big bens
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bongs were attested ahead of celebrations in london. the clock tower of the houses of parliament had been under restoration for 3 and a half years, but the scaffolding was removed just in time for the world famous bell to perform it's most important duty. london's traditional new year's fireworks and concert have been cancelled due to coven 19 restrictions, but there is no holding back. vague benz bomb are wanting to w news line from berlin and nicole really for more headlines and analysis. there's always our website for me and the entire team. thank you so much for your company. i welcome to the dark side where intelligence agencies are pulling the strings. there was a before 9.

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