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success, subscribe for more than he was like. well, i mean, this is dw news live from berlin tonight, cause like stones police orders to shoot to kill from the president after
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a week of deadly protest. cause like president cassim, he'll my toria says orders is being restored and he promises that those behind the violence will be eliminate. also coming up that i, germany ramps up it's battle against omicron with tighter rules on visiting bars and restaurants. but quarantine times are being east to keep the economy moving. and between deals and diplomacy, former german chancellor angle america. she failed to use trade to push china on human rights. now, as the 2 countries marked 50 years of time, germany's new coalition government has a different player and groundbreaking actor, sidney potty, yay! has done. he was the 1st black person to win an oscar for best actor. he went on to inspire an entire generation. ah,
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ah, i'm brent golf. it's good to have you with us on this friday to night orders to shoot 1st ask questions later. how's exxon's president has authorized security forces there to open fire on protesters without warning? president cassim jo mart talk, are you saying that the state will fight to the end against what he calls bandits, terrorists and militants? days of violent protests in the central asian nation have seen dozens killed and thousands arrested. at the president's request, russia is leading a force of peacekeepers from former soviet republics. to help put down the unrest observer, say, authorities now appear to have regained control of the big city in the country. almighty ah, the streets of a mud guard from the worst violence to hit the country in 30 years. cossack stones, largest city has become graham cyril in a deadly battle against what many here see as a crooked government. i was at the deed he went to tell the whole world that the
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only thing flourishing in kazakhstan is corruption. the protest began over high can fuel prices, but decades of corruption and inequality have found the flame to rebellion across a resource. rich nation sees like this and costs and i region just 200 kilometers from the russian border are being watched closely by moscow. which fears the uprising could pose a threat to the stability of the region. o. russia shares a 7000 kilometer border with kazakhstan. if you see that folder is not especially protected, any. yes, organizationally, ever stance the kremlin has heated president a chi of calls for help and sent more than 2000 troops to help put out the fire and brush his doorstep. but there are few signs of peace here on the streets of cossacks done as each day brings fresh bloodshed. government forces said they've
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quote, liquidated dustin's rioters in clash a set of also claimed the lives of several police. oh, buying the group? well, you have to understand this is 30 years of pent up anger that's being released. look you are there shooting at all of us is ok, but none of us wants to hurt anyone. human, audubon in less than 3 years and power to chi, it was the chosen successor to autocrat northville ton or so by if to chi, if his vow to wipe out so called terrorist groups, which he blamed for the uprising number quarter carry the counter terrorist operation continues, the militants have not laid down to arms, they continue to commit crimes or prepare for committing them. the fight against them should be completed. whoever does not surrender will be eliminated. as he fights 1st, political survival somewhere, the protest could lead to an air of even harsher or authoritarianism. while i'm
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joined now by christoph more he's the o monte bureau chief of the friedrich ebert foundation, which is affiliated with germany, social democratic party. he is to night in berlin, it's good to have you on the program. i want to talk to you 1st about these shoot to kill orders coming from the president of kazakhstan. what are you hearing from your contacts on the ground in the country about this? thanks for having me. the rapids spread the presses across the country, the increasing violent nature. and the protests on the, you mentioned in the shoot to kill or to have raised the specter of what i will call for the chaos or the potential for continuous escalation in context on. and that has indeed not faded, but it's still very much dominant day to day. for my colleagues, my call my contact, my friends, that all report the same. they report gunfire. they report continues clashes between both sides, atm not working. confusion and uncertainty are thought of everywhere. it's
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a dire situation, especially in the southern hub of the country. the city of almighty and this situation in the country has spiraled quickly, just this week. are you surprised at how quickly we have seen the security situation deteriorate? well yes and no, just weeks ago, the countries celebrated it's 30 year and there are 3 right there have never been such profits progress in context on the, extend the pays and indeed the magnitude of the escalation, very much unprecedented though i have to say the escalation and the timing of the protest might come as a surprise, but fundamentally to protest themselves. they're not unexpected. and we know that the president of cause, our son, obviously not wanting to see his country, become another bell, a rooster ukraine. he decided to call in the russians for help. what do you make of the presence of what are being called russian peacekeeping troops?
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well, 2 or 3 short points. the intervention of the c s t o that's to connect to security, treat the organization, certainly added to the conflict and gave it another dimension from a very, let's say domestic dimension to a geopolitical one. second context on is indeed important to moscow. there are a lot of institutional into in the dependencies there they're pronounced cause exciting. member of c, a c l s. c, l of the repeating economic union. there is the bike, newer cosmo jerome there is geographical cultural proximity, a lot of trade. and also russia sees cause it's done as some sort of the anchor of stability in central asia and a very volatile region. so yeah, cause exxon is important. and the last point, if you allow me for context on the coals who moscow is a double edged sword in the center of that cause it's done, tried for a very long time to be interdependent from russia. and they called,
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they did this through their, of what they call, multi factual foreign policy, essentially balancing between the major power powers and das building good relationship with china, the west and the neighboring countries. so now, some people feared that the dependencies on russia come with the prize and might increase eventually. yeah, it will be interesting to see if conflict on is now more beholding to russia because of the presence of these troops. we will be following the situation closely, as i'm sure you will as well. chris off more with the friedrich ebert foundation, mr. moore, we appreciate your insights tonight. thank you. sermon leaders are tightening rules for people who enter restaurants, who have not had their booster shots against the karone of buyers down. this is in response to rising, omicron infections, national and state leaders, held a video conference today to discuss ways to deal with these new infections,
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which are now a 3rd higher than just a week ago. amongst the decisions restaurant goers who have not had booster shots will have to present a negative test. and people who have had booster shot were no longer have to isolate after coming into contact and fiscal with infected people who mostly of dermatitis or all of sholtes, had this warning about the countries infection numbers and touched him avoid log id even though the situation is better than feared, but because of all the measures we've taken, we know that the new a micron variant is going to cause an increase in infections. and we will see larger numbers in the coming days and weeks than we are seeing today was outside and seen as physically to shown a concur. now, earlier we spoke with a physician and member of the german government's expert panel life, eric xander, and we asked him whether he would recommend making vaccines mandatory. but
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obviously the back scene is the only sustainable way out of the dynamic situation. and we are seeing that societies were that have a very high rate of community offering much better than those that have low vaccination rates. and unfortunately, in parts of germany and part of the population, we still have to low vaccination. right? so we definitely need to take action on this and we need to bring up the vaccination rates and whatever measure it's suitable to bring up the vaccination rate, i think should be done how this is done. this is out of my area of expertise. of course, germany also has a certain history. this is why we're always hesitant in with these types of regulation. and i think the most important thing and now is to explain to people why the vaccines are so important. and to inform them about about the advantages of
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being vaccinated and we're doing all that bring the vaccine out to people. germany's leaders have also decided on shorter quarantine and isolation periods, and these are mostly being reduced from 14 days. and in some cases as little as a week, the aim is to ensure critical infrastructure can keep functioning, even when staff have to take sickly because of the virus. this report focuses on the emergency services in the western city of writing in the these 5, if i have just 2 minutes to get themselves ready and get out today is just a test run. but even in real emergencies, the team has been able to meet the challenges of the pandemic, even with a lot of staff shortages. if all of villanova we've had 200 cases over the past 2 years, but we were able to cope because they were spread out over the whole period. and we
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had planned to head him out for the plant on the crew test themselves daily. even though almost every one has had their best to jump to teams take turns to be on duty and there's no contact at change over times. the ambulance team has moved up stairs with its own kitchen to reduce mixing. all micron is exacerbating the situation noise that really unfolded. we've increased the number of colleagues on stand by each morning to cover any one who calls in sick. so we have more people available to make sure there are no gaps in service. that's when the fire station has its own emergency power generator to though it doesn't cover all eventualities become a good if and then there are limits, like if the generator can be refilled or if the water supply were cut off. whatever this is where that supply is managed in the control room of routing and public utilities. there's a skeleton crew all wear masks under either vaccinated or recovered. if the control
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room were to face severe staff shortages, the local utilities would be in trouble. this is where all disturbances in the cities water supply are detected to preempt disaster. there is a tiny emergency control room in a separate building. and ponder. nickelodeon thought it should, the pandemic, worse than we may have to isolate the control room. and in the worst case, have people with corolla virus operating it. the emergency room provide an alternative on the icon will hit say no later that here in hunting and emergency workers feel confident that all necessary contingency plans are in place. that they hoped they went to have to implement them. or let's take a look now, some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world in paris commemoration events took place to day to mark the 7th anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attacks islam. as gunman killed 17 people. over the course of 3 days.
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including journalists at the french satirical magazine, charley epo, cambodians prime minister, hon sin, has arrived in me in mar, for talks with the military rulers of the country. it's the 1st visit by a head of government since the army overthrew me in mars. democratically elected government last february, the highest volcano in the galapagos islands had started spewing lava and clouds of ash. as you see right there, ecuador geophysical institute says there is no immediate danger to populated areas . the volcano last erupted 6 years ago. germany's the coalition government still shaping its relations with china half a century after the 2 sides 1st opened diplomatic relations. now this is a difficult balancing act. china is germany's most important trading partner. but at the same time, there are serious concerns about beijing's human rights record. d, w as chief international editor, richard walker. reports deny
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o hamburg germany's gateway to the world handling trade that's made gemini, rich, above all with china. it's biggest trading connor of hull. this is part of the legacy of angular mckelvey, who built very close ties with beijing, an approach that wasn't just about business. she also hoped to bring about change that had germany expression for this idea, vandal doors handle or change through trade. the idea that by engaging and trading with a regime like china, you can encourage it to open up politically. but any such hopes have been dashed. beijing, suppression of freedoms in hong kong, and his persecution of the muslim minority and chin jang. just to signs that under she, jim ping, china is on an even more authoritarian path. germany's new government has promised
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a fresh approach to china responding to pressure coming in from there's going to be pressure from within the bonus tag. from within the german population, from germany's major allies outside of europe and pushing germany to change its tone, to speak out more on on values, issues, and reevaluate its economic relationship with china. the coalition deal underpinning the new government lists many concerns with china. it's the 1st of its kind to mentioned taiwan voicing support for its democracy. it also highlights security in the south trying to see the status of hong kong human rights abuses in she and jang. and more with there are questions with the new team is really united about all this. most of all the chancellor love shows and the foreign minister and alina babcock, schultz is a social democrat. and babel could green and the difference runs deep. all of shots,
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for example, used to be mer of hamburg the port city making big money on trade with china. oh, or salt stands for continuity. i think his, his view of china was shaped by his 7 years as mayor of hamburg, as the foreign minister and lena bab, book like her green party. she's been highly critical of a jane. she's called for essentially a break in, in, in germany's approach. so, more outspoken on human rights reducing economic dependencies on china. so germany now has a chancellor who doesn't want to run the boat and a foreign minister who wants a tough line. also in the mix, a liberal finance minister who's pro human rights, but close to business. these could get very complicated. we could see
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as sort of coffee, any of discordant signals on china from this new government signals from bay ging suggest things are changing. more focus on the domestic economy. more state control . these could lea china to pull away from the west rather than the other way round . so his japanese new team gets down to work, finding a coherent way forward on china will be a massive challenge. the world is watching. joining me now is arianna reimers. she's with the mer counter institute for china studies as a think take. she's also a former beijing correspondent for the german public television network. i wanna talk with you about the situation, but 1st i wanna bring up some recent polling information that was published by the hamburg based non profit kerber foundation. now they say that back in 2021, 55 percent of germans viewed china's growing influence as a negative thing. that's up from
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a 3rd in 2017 and fewer than 20 percent of those polled even see a close. busy relationship with china as being important. so how does that sentiment then square with what the new chancellor plans when it comes to china? well, it's not necessarily a contradiction. general public has always been quite critical of china in recent years of the public opinion has deteriorated again for various reasons. as a film already mentioned, the human rights violations into bat. and since yan, there's been the public security law, hong kong, correct? on the tensions the rising tension, the south china sea. and last but not least, the pandemic situation, china's those that close. now there is no chance of dialogue and that only a channel. so it's not easy to engage personal business. unix changed culture exchange, no tourism. and all this ends up in the public opinion, which is very critical on china, which is not where you, again,
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the parliament of germany always has also been very critical in china. and on the other side, the german government and during the american you're out. and again, now maybe we ready, don't know yet with all of charles was from a pragmatic handling and then the handling of the china relations. so we have to observe now, well, how, whether this will continue so that the breach between the quite critical public, the quite critical parliament and a very pragmatic government and the upside. but you know, the former german chance or our new america is she was a master at keeping human rights diplomacy on one side and business on the other. and we know lease from the greens in this new coalition government that they do not want that to continue. do you see that as being the biggest challenge for this government that they want business to be tied to human rights? yes, it's very hard to say whether they're the greens and also the liberals,
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but they are also very critical of human rights issues to whether we've been real change in the, in the, in the act. well, there will be type of wording on china for sure. and i know better than you for, i mean is that she started reading on that part stands for the extent, but it's difficult to implement a consistent policy. i mean, the spokesman for the chinese foreign minister has stressed and its initial reaction to the collision agreement, which is critical in china. that's a hong kong until it is and effect questions of chinese integrity and serenity. so that's a clear warning. so if you tighten the screws from the on, from a genocide from the european side, quite example through the supply chain law, then you will have reaction from china. then we see what's going to happen. and once a reaction from europe of german on,
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on china policy happens, then that will be china reaction. and then we will see whether a ton of real politics we are working with really yeah, let me just say, let me ask you, let me ask you, do you think that's really going to happen? because, you know, you could argue that china needs, the european union needs germany just as much as germany needs china when we're talking about, you know, the 2 way street of business here. so if you do turn the screws a little bit when it comes to human rights, i mean the china is not going to run away. no, china's hold on going to rain, but china is able also to, to talk the screws on it side. i mean, you've seen that with your people with international companies and the issues that when i, when one company try to, to avoid a call to them, to use them from st. john's. because it said if you could use them both later, can. so john, i need to be sure to be complaint against the company. so that means that business will be all more effective and efficient,
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especially the post covered crisis situation, which will be facing soon might than just not want to to, to make the economic situation worse. for the country, so this will be a good question for all european countries. actually to, to answer arianna reimers with the mayor carter institute for china studies. we appreciate your time, your insights tonight. thank you. was i'm sad. news to report denied the ground breaking actor sidney point he has died at the age of $94.00. he was the 1st black person to win the best actor award. best oscar for the 1963 film lilies of the field. he inspired a generation during the civil rights era with rolls crossing their racial divide. after decades in the public eye point he received the presidential medal of freedom
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from former us president brock, bama back in 2000. no. my colleague david levitt is here now from our cultures to talk about this. i mean there's so much to talk about when we're talking about sydney what he, what will he be most remember for? well, he was not hollywood. the 1st black star. he was hollywood 1st black, super star actually. and that oscar that he won really was groundbreaking. it really paved the way for other black performers in hollywood. and he got it because he was charismatic. he was good looking and he could act man, could he act in the same film? he could have you crying. he was very touching or he could have you in stitches because he was funny just like he did in that oscar winning role in willie's of the field. he played a jack of all trades who helps a group of german nuns out in the arizona desert. and he doesn't want to. he wants to actually drink and sleep, but he ends up building their church for them for free out of the goodness of his
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heart. and that was really kind of a typical role for a party. he played the good guy, he played sort of the st if you well. now if you look at films like in the heat of the night, he is a detective from philadelphia who has to work with a racist sheriff from mississippi to solve a murder case. and he does it with grace characters respond to hatred, even to racism with grace, with a kind of cool headed resolve. he's the character you please the characters who really are trying to appease people actual and you know, i also to day that he was tone. death and in that movie with the nuns and they're singing and i'm in, he's not really sing because obviously you couldn't carry a tune. let me ask you about these roles. why was he always the saintly character? well, you know, a lot of it was type casting and actually playing the st. we black guy here is trying to appease the races to white people. it's got him in trouble and got him criticized later in the civil rights movement. when the,
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when the movement heated up, people were calling him and uncle tom who is just trying to please the white man. but you know, at the same time he really didn't know what his options were in hollywood. hollywood didn't have a place for him to play the romantic lead that was off limits for black men. he wasn't about to play the bad guy because he wanted to promote a positive depiction of black people that didn't exist at that time. and there weren't really very complex roles for him. so actually his choice of roles was rather limited, but at the same time it was progress. back then it was a step forward for back then. and he even wrote that with every movie he made, he felt like he was representing millions upon millions of people who otherwise didn't have representation. i mean the fill of course, which we didn't have time to talk about. i guess he's coming to dinner. i think that will be the weekend viewing for a lot of people. it's good to see that he had such a long life. i've re thank i
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and finally, the city of your countrymen build russia is transformed into a winter wonderland. thanks to its annual ice sculpture festival or the 20 teams from all over russia to part the sculptures traditionally feature religious themes such as the nativity of christ to mark the celebration of the russian orthodox christmas. first prize goes to this entry entitled heavenly shepherd. you want to be w needs, i'll be back in the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day i hope to see you this thing
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