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no climate change if any hot stores. this is my blessing waste from just one week. how much work and really get we still have time to go. i'm going all with his subscriber all morning. he was like ah ah, this is, did we news live from rural and non starters and red lines? russia. nato hold strain talks in brussels with no breakthrough. the trans atlantic
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alliance, once russian troops to pull back from ukraine's border. the kremlin was guarantees, nato won't expand east worse. also coming up, mister speaker, i want to apologize. a mayor cole pop british prime minister, boris johnson, admits the attendant downing street party when the country was in lockdown back in 2020, and says, sorry, but most read want him out. and alma crohn takes over a record number of new cove at 19 cases in germany. and you're facing the biggest wave of infections since the start of the pandemic. plus a rapturous birthday celebration in hamburg who the cities l philharmonic concert hallmarks 5 years since it 1st opens its doors to the public.
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aah! on lylark. thank you so much for joining us. and we begin with breaking developments, talks between russia and nato. military alliance have wrapped up with no clear promises that a military conflict can be avoided in europe, backyard. the 2 sides have been trying to find common ground because concerns are growing that russia is preparing a military incursion into ukraine. moscow has sent 100000 troops to the border, reaching neo, called on russia to pulled back its troops from the region. meanwhile, russia insisting on written guarantees that there won't be more nato expansion to the east, singling out ukraine in particular. but the u. s. s. just at the open door policy won't change. nato's chief said dialogue was still open and looked forward to future talks. take a lesson, both russia on a dollars express the need to resume dialogue and to explore
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a schedule for a future meetings. ne dollars already to meet again with are sure to have discussions in greater detail to put concrete proposals on the table and to seek constructive outcomes. in particular, i would like to discuss concrete ways to increase the transparency kilometer exorcise to prevent dangerous military incidence. on the dues space on cyber fits the united states and our nato allies were united in our responses to deputy foreign mr. goosgo and deputy minister of defense of foaming and their comments, including when it comes to certain core russian proposals that are simply non starters. to gather the united states and our nato allies made clear, we will not slam the door shut on nato's open door policy. a
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policy that has always been central to the nato alliance as a defensive alliance solely nato is a defensive alliance. nato exists to protect its member states. nato has never expanded through force, or coercion, or subversion. it is countries sovereign choice to choose to come to nato and say they want to join. and that was the u. s. a deputy secretary states as speaking a moments ago i'm joined by terry schultz and brussels, says she has been the tracking developments at nato. and emily, sherwin in moscow, will get their perspective from their want to give you the 1st word, terry. it was a study, in contrast, frankly, that we just saw unfold. nato secretary general seems to lower the temperature, the u. s. deputy secretary of state,
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very strident. that's true, layla better. if you listen to more of her remarks. she also complimented russia on sitting through for hours of listening to 30 countries, basically beat up on it for it's, it's build up on a, it's border with ukraine. so i think that both sides and you could hear this in the undercurrent of both the united states and nato, were very relieved that this meeting took place at all. and that it went on longer than expected. simply keeping russia at the table. speaking about these things was considered a victory in some sense because russia had these red lines that it said, unless you, you know, immediately block ukraine from ever joining. we have nothing to talk about. so the fact that there was a 4 hour meeting and that it's possible that talks will go on, is being seen, is very positive here at nato headquarters. emily want to go to you and, and get the perspective from russia. the rhetoric coming from the russian minister, ministry up to now has been consistent, demanding an iron clad guarantee that nato not expand eastwards. is that hard line
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approach starting to pay off? well yes and no, i guess because, you know, as terry was just saying, the russians didn't leave the table even though they've heard this week both from the us delegation that they met in geneva as well as from you know, all the nato states today that their demand for no more eastern expansion that, that is a non starter. it seems that the russians want to kind of sit this week of talks out and go back to the drawing board and see. but it certainly seems that they also are open to dialogue. on the one hand, it is somewhat of a failure that they aren't getting any guarantees, any written guarantees which they're demanding on these red lines. but on the other hand, i think it is a success that they're holding these talks at all,
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including with nato. you have to remember, after all, that in 2014, russia annexed the crimean peninsula from ukraine. and it's been increasingly isolated on the international stage. since then, including when it comes to nato. today, we've heard from the nato chief goldenberg's that he wants to continue, and that nato states want to continue dialogue with russia. that there are some proposals for props. agreements on limits on missiles, and that is certainly something that the russian side will want. the kremlin has made it very clear that russia wants to be considered when it comes to the european security architecture. they want to be at the table, and they've got that despite the kind of aggressive actions that we've seen in the past few years, as particularly when it comes to crimea. terry, want to go back to you as in brussels. what of nato's options right now? what happens next?
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well, nato is very careful to say that it's aim is deterrence that it is only defensive and so it never wants to be seen as being proactive in taking any actions against russia. it says that the forces that are now stationed along the russian border in the baltics and in poland are simply there because of russia's action. so that really, it always says that russia should look at itself if it wants these forces removed. so at the moment, nieto really isn't willing to offer to pull back any of these forces as russia has demanded, because it won't do it until there's a resolution of the security situation. it can't into job is to protect these, these eastern allies. and so i think that in the next move is really rushes and, and i mean that's made a rhetoric, but it's also true, better nato, that allies will not feel secure unless these tens of thousands of troops are pulled back from ukrainian border, quite close to nato allies, and unless russia is willing to sit down and talk about what other measures it may
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be willing to take to, to re stabilize or you stabilize the european security situation. and emily back to you in moscow, if nato is not prepared to provide those guarantees that the kremlin is demanding from the transatlantic alliance. is there a sense that the russian leadership believes that it can achieve their objective by military force if they don't get their way? while the russian side has repeated again and again that they do not plan to invade ukraine. we heard that again at the beginning of the week, from the deputy foreign minister said a gated cough. they have also repeated that it's within russia's rights to move troops and military equipment within its own territory, which is essentially what they're doing with this apparent true build up that we're seeing on the ukranian border. i don't think that the russian side wants a war with ukraine. officials certainly have been saying that,
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but i do think that they have been trying to blackmail and pressure the west to come to the negotiating table and to talk about russian security concerns. and they've certainly got got that this week to team coverage. therefore you dw correspondence to terry schultz and brussels. and emily sure. when in moscow were both a covering, the diplomatic efforts that are under way between russia and nato. thank you. and we shift our attention that now to the u. k, where british prime minister boars johnson has apologized for attending a party during lockdown in may 2020, after days of speculation. johnson admitted to parliament that he had spent 25 minutes at the quote to bring your own booze gathering in the downing street garden . but he said he believed it was a work event to say thank you to staff at the time lockdown rules in england band,
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outdoor gatherings of more than 2 people. with hindsight, i should have sent every one back inside. i should have found some other way to fight them and i should have recognised it. even if it could be said technically to full. within the guidance, there would be millions and millions of people who simply would not see it. that way. people who suffered terribly, people who are forbidden from meeting loved ones at all inside or outside and to them and to this house i offer my hot vote. apologies. u. k prime minister speaking just moments ago and d, w. course feinberg at mass is covering developments from london and a short while ago we asked her if the prime minister was able to do some damage control. yes, that was his aim. he knew that there was so much anger within his own. m. p. 's and
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within the public that he felt that he had to apologize. and he looked a bit sheepish. i would say when, when you look at those pictures. however, it wasn't in a full on apology of somehow reserved. there were a lot of was a lot of passive language and he also said that he believed it was a work meeting and it was somehow within the guidance. so he doesn't really, he doesn't really say that he is guilty of anything. and that's why a lot of m p 's really thought they had to ridicule him. that were the opposition and piece, i think in peace from his own party. a lot of them were rather quiet and some were seen i holding their head in the hands. i think the jury is out, it's really up to his own and piece. now they need to decide is he the right man to lead the party into the next elections? so the next hours the next days will really be crucial when it comes to the future
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of their prime minister of the okay, the optics i evidently not great for the prime minister in this scandal is dominating headlines in the u. k. talked us a little bit how this has gone down with the people in the u. k. are they buying what mr. johnson is selling people in the u. k. are really furious when they heard about the many parties. so they started breaking in late december, there was a fast admission of parties having taken place and downing street and, and, and people really couldn't believe it. or many have come forward, specifically to say that on this day they couldn't, for example, sit or with her family member that was dying. and they, they can't believe that there seems to have been one rule for them. a very, very strict rule of lockdown. but that those people who made the rules were not adhering to their own rule. so it is really all over the paper. that's all over
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social media. and his approval ratings have already gone. gone down, broke johnson at the prove a rating since they're the 1st talk of these parties in december. so they were already rock bought. and now i don't have a another poll that has been conducted since our last night since this new story broke. but i believe that they are going down further and further at the moment. in a few words, sir, if you can appear good, can he survive these latest bombshell? revelations that's really now up to the m p. 's to decide. and we know that several have expressed are basically questioning that the prime minister and the for, for a lot of them, it will be an issue of trust or can the public trust their prime minister and can they trust him to, to lead the party in the next selection, so it'll be a lot of meeting in back rooms and
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a lot of deciding whether they want to trigger vote of no confidence or not. and this will presumably be decided either today or in the next days big mass reporting from london. thank you very much on as i now, but some of the other stories and the headlines right now, a car bomb in the somalian capital, mogadishu has killed several people. the bomb exploded on a road leading to the cities airport, the all keidel and also bob group claimed responsibility for the assault u. s. president obama has called for historic change to senate rules to pass to sweeping election bills. his voting reforms would expand voting access and to protect election workers from intimidation. president vine is seeking an exemption from the senate super majority rules so that democrats can override republican opposition to the reforms for people have survived a helicopter crash in a residential area of the u. s. city of philadelphia. authority say the pilot
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managed to avoid power lines a numerous buildings before coming down outside our church. it's believe the pilot had mechanical problems during the flight. there's still no sign that the record breaking all micron wave of corona virus infections peaked in many parts of europe . france just has just seen a daily record of over 368000 infections. italy as seen cases more than double and 24 hours, and germany meanwhile reported over 80000 new code 19 infections on wednesday. that's more in a single day than at any other time during the pandemic. it comes as the government further tightens its rules for those who are unvaccinated council law was in the parliament today defending his government. pandemic measures the bonus wheel. and the d. w. c. political editor, mikaela christner, joyce is now and she is in the bundle. talk. mikella tell us about what chancellor
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loft shoulds a set today in the bonus tag. well, basically, he reiterated how unfortunate was for people to get those booster shots. $30000000.00 more shots is what the government wants to implement by the end of the month, although it's of course uncertain whether they will be able to manage that. and that's why there's so much talk about mandatory vaccinations all have. so it's once reiterated again that he's in favor, but there is no government proposal. and towards that it is left up to individual groups of m. p. 's it's they crossed the aisle at to find a decision according to their own conscience. so we also heard him to day speak about russia reiterating that something changed in russia and annexed ukraine. that it changing bored as it's simply some a red line that it cannot cross. i'm, let's take a listen. i believe we have a sound bite from the chance such as all of shorts and she,
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i think addressed as the proposal of mandatory of vaccine. let's take, listen. i will pick up a conversation after that. then the talk to the does a lot of that, not enough people are vaccinations in germany, not as many as we hoped we would achieve when we began the vaccine campaign. that very fact alone has consequences, has been the hawkins becomes int at or consequence doc for august, for the entire country, for our neighbors at the top of the large number of resources that we are investing in our hospitals, in order to keep them open to help infected people means that other patients have to wait for their operations to happen because we have reserved beds for corona virus. patients by there are no decisions that apply solely to will individuals keep case. and that is why the vaccine mandate is the correct way to go to inflation arrange. dish mikaela. how has that proposal gone down? what really is a make spec, sir?
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what do you just say to that is his personal opinion. there is no government proposal and that's what the opposition says is simply not acceptable. that angler michael's cd you see if you block a 1st and foremost you are saying you need to have a joint position on this. having said that, mandatory vaccinations will come into force here for certain groups. it'll t medical workers and over the coming weeks of what is still not certain is whether it will only crohn will actually manage to overtake the political process. i dare say once again, because it's also an open secret that happening, that covet pandemic is something that to a certain degree fell between the cracks during the government handover at the end of last year. and all of so it is certainly under pressure at to prove that he can tackle this and overcome it. so what is the german government strategy for tackling the pandemic going forward? well 1st of all is finding a common line on the latest and measures implemented as they amount it to more
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contact restrictions. it's more difficult to get into restaurants. you hi, the have to be recovered and vaccinated and tested, or double vaccinated and tested in order to have a night out. so clearly there's more pressure on those who refuse to get vaccinated, and that is something that em all of. so it's wants to also see in the public debate, he will meet with state premieres again towards the end of the month. and we certainly expect more contact restrictions that potentially although there is one red line that nobody here even wants to mention. no more lockdown that something the old government promised and the new government is actually following that line as well . did of use chief political editor, michela, griffin of reporting from the bonus fact. thank you. let's tell you now. but the other developments in the pandemic, the international olympic committee says the winter games in beijing can go ahead. despite rising infections, athletes and officials will be fully vaccinated and have daily test canada 2nd most
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populous province. quebec is planning to impose a health tax on residence who refused to get vaccinated for non medical reasons. and switzerland is having its quarantine time to 5 days to ease staff shortages. one region told all trained nurses to register in case they're needed to ease the pressure on hospitals. meanwhile, i'm a chron cases in spain are soaring despite one of the highest vaccination rates in europe. the surge in the cases lead to long waiting lines at general physicians practices. so some patients instead head straight to the hospital to seek treatment there. and that's putting an even greater strain on the health care system. the w's that nicole reese, reports healing at the health center. it's become standard for many in spain, in recent weeks. most one to pick up sick notes because of a cobra infection. some have unrelated emergencies. they would have otherwise have
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to wait too long for the doctors appointment. got that before it was better. you just went to your appointment. yet if you dial out the name of date on medical board, we had to see the doctor because of a medical issue. other than covered and not all non covered medical issues can be given the required attention as quickly as they should or not in it was an emergency and we would have needed to wait for many more days. and yoga her daughter, mother young rush and as the us they are younger, yet there is a perception of a risks that they cannot treat you properly. or because the system is overwhelmed at work in the system or, or maybe they need extra staff. i was here the other day and it was the same. there were a lot of people, although the q moves quickly in which i got obituary gave the yellowish nationally that we were proud, thinking that our health care system is strong and good. but now this pandemic is showing us that we basically have nothing. each wave of infections has pushed primary health care centers more to the limits. including this one here in most
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that is near madrid, medics like let alba chilling say that the system was already struggling with a lack of additional stuff. and to little funding, the massive spread of the american barrier however, has turned out to be the last roll. in february williams had been that we should see around 35 patients per day. now we're looking off to 70 on sundays, even 90 page every day per doctor refers, you know, it's really difficult to keep up when you're seeing that many patients on many days this really puts us in a situation of almost collapse and a state of exhaustion where we have difficulties making decisions when that that's what our work is like right now. i think that the my, if you soon is because how can i okay. going to finish the fall, several health centers in the madrid region confirmed that they had to call the police as some of the waiting patients became verbally abusive. some patients who don't get to see their family, doctors in time attorney to hospitals like this one here behind me,
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putting more pressure on health care services that are also already overwhelmed. high vaccination rates and the armor chron very, and mean that cases are milder now. but the high number of cases is also spiking. the admissions in hospitals here. in the meantime, the spanish government is finalizing plans to treat future cove infections just like a regular flu. this means less tracking, less monitoring, but more projections in an attempt to transition from a pandemic to a situation where a disease is coming back, but is more predictable. that, however will not happen before this 6 wave in spain is over. and most family doctors here are not going to drop the demand for better worked conditions and more funding to ensure proper service. well the patients to hamburg now where the landmark l philharmonic concert hall is celebrating its 5th anniversary. it's been hailed as an architectural masterpiece and it's popular with concert goers despite
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the spiraling costs, it ran out during construction on tuesday, the venue work to its birthday with a special concert. ah, the po for the money in hamburg is more than a concert hall. it has become a symbol of modern germany, a cultural landmark of the 21st century. it's celebrating its 5th anniversary with a whole week of concerts ah, the main anniversary concert features the n d r l fila. monique orchestra, led by ellen gilbert with contemporary classical music composed by among others, john adams. the words have been selected to make the most of the unique spatial and sound properties of the venue. ah,
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the elfin, the money opened to much fanfare in 2017 angle america attended as german chancellor. as did current chancellor o left schultz, then mayor of hamburg the planning and construction was fraught with difficulty in the end. it took more than 10 years long. let them planned. costs exploded from 77000000 to 789000000 euro over the last 5 years, 2900 concerts have been staged. despite cove it over 3300000 guests have been able to enjoy the unique l fella money experience. tuesday's anniversary concert was another night to remember. ah,
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