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a every 10 with us and like this is 10000000 people in the world. the state they have no nationality of total. they don't belong. every one has the right. every one has the right to say, michael ah, ah ah, this is due to the news line from berlin, exchanging threats while keeping the door open for a diplomatic solution. russia us discussed the simmering tension surrounding
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ukraine, but neither wants to given to the others. demands. also coming up the latest surgeon cove at 19 cases is worrying government around the globe. many are imposing new restrictions and looking for ways to stop the spread of the highly transmissible arm across variant plus devastation in brazil as heavy rain and floods up and the lives of over half a 1000000 people. authorities in the state of by compare the effected area to a war zone and call for international help. we miss you. we love you. we thank you. south africans remember anti apartheid, i call an ad nobel peace prize, laureate desmond to, to ah,
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i am nicole 1st welcome to the program. russian president vladimir putin and his u. s. counterpart. joe biden spoke on thursday as tensions have been steadily rising over russia's true building up near the ukrainian border. and the 50 minute call biden demanded a dea, elation and threatened russia with new sanctions. hooton's warned that such a move would lead to a complete rupture of time between the countries. despite the theories of irreconcilable differences, both sides agree that there were grounds for meaningful progress. it's the 2nd time this month. the 2 leaders have spoken more talks with senior us and russian officials are set for january. for more, let's bring in james, curt shake. 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
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between president biden and potent. what results do you expect? i think they'll be more still made because i don't see the united states backing down. i said, united states and its allies does 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, 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. i would say precisely what russia did in 2014, in annex saying 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 belly cassidy. will be met with
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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. i don't 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. kirk, russia wants nato, to commit to never allowing ukraine to join. you say that the west should stand 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
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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 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,
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the nor seem to pipeline should not be going forward. that is a major strategic and i would say a 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 it, i think we should be increasing our military support to ukraine. i'm not advocating sending american soldiers or any european country 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. you rapidly rising covert 19 infections 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 have registered record numbers of new infections. and officials
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say the highly contagious on the kron variant 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 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. nurses in butlins indoor chunks, one 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
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cases could be 2 to 3 times higher, and a spike may be seen quite soon. hughes at test centers are increasing. this location in berlin carries out over a 1000 tests a day. then we feel it's coming that the numbers are slowly increasing on distance thing by mid january. that 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 a search entirely possible that the proximity to scandinavian nations is a factor. omicron 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 starting. 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. and that's guess you have just be now on some of the other stories making news around the world to day. authorities in northern colorado have order thousands of residents to evacuate. dry conditions are
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fueling. the spread of dangerous wildfires in the state. and fierce winds are helping the flames jump from one location to the next chill communities about 32 kilometers north west of denver have been hit by the blazes after days, a drift on a thinking. both the indonesian navy has brought more than $100.00 ro hinge or refugees to shore. indonesian authorities had originally planned to provide the stricken vessel with humanitarian aid and then push it back into international waters. but after increased pressure from human rights groups, the navy has now allowed the refugees to disembark and seek shelter. doctor's ensue. don ca, security forces have shot dead for protesters during demonstrations against military rule. tens of thousands of people brave tear gas and define a security lockdown in khartoum and other cities. calling for
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a peaceful transition and free elections. residents in brazil's north eastern state of by e r. r, surveying the damage after devastating floods. the region was lashed by weeks of heavy rain that has killed at least 24 people and inner 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. polluted roads 1st. thumbs devastated homes. the aftermath of 2 months of intense, radiant, misstated 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, you didn't surveying the damage for
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the 1st time. every room here is under water and there's little that is still dry. for those who had little before is a devastating loss. but i've lost everything fridge, freezer, safer bed, every gun. in other parts of estate, the water has already gone. this entire street was once submerged. now the damage caused by the flooding is fully exposed. oh, i only managed to save my television while i got my mattress out, but i won't use it, won't it? soaking wet, she h u u, i lost my fringe wardrobe. so far, plaza, everything has gone it, residents, he are appealing for aid, clean drinking water, food, and show to provoke with no where to go. or far it is a struggling to cope with the scale of destruction. the governor, by e,
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i is calling. it's for worst disaster in the states history and in south africa and memorial service has been held for the late archbishop desmond to to the anti apartheid fighter and nobel laureate, died last weekend, aged 90. his funeral is set to take place on new year's day and cape town. people across the rainbow nation have been remembering too too, and paying their respects. ah, just a simple wooden coffin for a man whose being remembered as a humble hero. scores 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 to was known to so many south africans
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is like a doctor really in craig cry, or susan blueprint of need to pray for her. we need to assure head ups, we love her, and we will continue to support her, even when i go 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. oh, he's grandson, spoke and thanked mona's 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 that he will not be out of mind just
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because he's out of sight. we miss you. we love you. we thank you. as to to his coffin was carried out, members of the public sang songs and celebration of his life and legacy. oh, born under apartheid, he dreamed of a different south africa. and through his ministry, he helped bring that nation into being of 2022, just around the corner. a sweet new year's tradition in japan has taken on gigantic proportions or rice cake, weighing 700 kilograms has been offered to add a shrine into changing prefecture north of tokyo. it's an annual tradition marked by prayers or a good harvest. the rice cake will remain on display until january 20th, and then broken up and given to visitors. and as the world readies itself to
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welcome the new year, the iconic ringing of big bend in london was tested ahead of celebrations. a 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 bells to perform their most important duty. london, traditional new years, fireworks and concert have been cancelled due to go with 19 restrictions. but there is no holding back. big benz foggins are watching d. w. news line from berlin. i'm nicole really from warhead lines. remember, there's always our website d, w dot com for me and the entire team. thank you so much for your company. with the fight against the corona virus pandemic.

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