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insightful discoveries in the history of mankind. more life starts february 16th on d, w. ah ah, ah ah, this is d w. news coming to live from berlin. a fresh push for diplomacy to prevent
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a war in europe amid fears of a russian invasion in ukraine. u. s and nato offered no concessions on moscow security demands. instead, they once again propose a path out of the crisis through dialogue. also coming up flooded roads down power lines devastated homes. a tropical storm sweeps across southern africa leaving behind a trail of destruction. dozens or death and its fear, the death toll could rise from m. u. s. federal reserve keeps interest rates steady for now, but says a hike is coming soon to cool down in place. ah . hello m terry martin, thanks for joining us. us in nato had formerly rejected moscow. sweeping security demands, refuse,
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among other things to rule out future nato membership for ukraine. in his written reply to moscow's proposals, washington offers what it calls a serious diplomatic path out of the crisis. in recent weeks, russia has masked some 100000 troops near it's border with ukraine stirring fears of an attack. a military exercise on the ukrainian border. russia is flexing its muscles while washington has handed over a written response to moscow's demand. or response to russia reflects what i said in keith, berlin, and geneva. last week we're open to dialogue. we prefer diplomacy and we're prepared to move forward. where there is the possibility of communication cooperation. if russia deescalate its aggression toward ukraine, stop the inflammatory rhetoric and approaches, discussions about the future security in europe. in a spirit of reciprocity, our responses were fully coordinated with ukraine and our european allies and
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partners with whom we've been consulting continuously for weeks. the response was delivered personally by the u. s. and passenger to russia. moscow, once nato, to close its doors to ukraine. something washington is firmly opposed to nato has also sent a written reply rejecting moscow's demands while we are hoping for on working for a good solution. the escalation, we also prepared for the worst under their, for in parallel with our efforts on the dialogue track. and we are also, i'm increasing the redness. our forces are an a dollars have also increased the, the preston sir, partly to conduct surveillance, to monitor, to have the best possible picture of the development, sir, in, in, in their under crane, but also to broader reassurance. sir, to,
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to allies in paris. there was diplomacy at a lower level. the no mandy format brought germany, france, russia, and ukraine together for another round of talks or so far didn't all. the very fact that the work of enormity format has resumed is a very positive signal was we had really very comprehensive talks voe. they weren't easy. let's cool. it's a key, an audit of where we are today. i am on la sherwood, near us. the next meeting will take place soon, maybe even in 2 weeks, and it would take place in berlin. we agreed to continue our dialogue, lodging. it showed yellow. as the u. s. in its allies vessel with russia, demands of frosty atmosphere,
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spreads along ukraine's border. which cross straight over to our moscow course on emily? sure. when emily washington says the u. s. is making no concessions to russia's main demands regarding ukraine and nato. how is that going down in moscow? well, we heard a short response from the deputy foreign minister, alexander gro school yesterday, who said that russia would study the written response that it received. and he also said, you know, look, our partners, nato and the u. s. took around one and a half months to respond. so essentially giving russia some time to respond as well, in that short response we haven't heard from the kremlin yet. and actually letting me put in himself has been conspicuous. conspicuously quiet on the whole issue of ukraine in the last month or so. of course, the fact that nato and the u. s. have rejected russia's main demand, which is
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a stop to nato expansion, eastern expansion. that's bad news for russia, but i think that russia went into all these rounds of talks that we've seen in the last few weeks, essentially knowing that nato stopped nato eastern extension is a non starter for the u. s. and for nato, which is what they've heard again and again over the past few weeks. so essentially, it's russia taking, you know, playing a high stakes game of poker, including with these troops on the border. but i do think the things, some of the things that the west has offered russia in the past few weeks are perhaps of interests, you know, talks on arms control, mutual guarantees and transparency on, on military exercises. the question now is, what do they do when, you know, they haven't had their main main demand met, you know, losing face? what can they really do? indeed at a high stakes game. the question of course,
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is what's going to happen now with moscow's main security demands formerly reject it? is moscow more likely to launch an incursion into ukraine? well that short response that we saw from the foreign ministry certainly doesn't seem like the russian side will take any rash to steal decisions. they're going to be looking very carefully at what they've been offered in that written response. i think the russian position all along has been that they're not planning, it's an attack. and indeed, i think a war with ukraine, a full hour, all out war would be unpopular here at home. many russians have family ties with ukraine. so i think that isn't something that they want, but the military threat is certainly on the table with exercises planned joint exercises with deliveries in the coming weeks. and i thank you very much. are moscow corresponded emily, sherwin or for some further analysis on the story. let's bring
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in an echo hot bozer. he's president of germany's federal academy for security policy. that's a government think tank. he also, he's also a former ambassador and served as both diplomat in moscow and washington buster, brazil. thanks for joining us. first of all, give us your threat assessment here. how likely is it that russian troops will launch in the pants have been ukraine? so going to, um, i think we need to take that thread seriously. how likely it is herb pops only put, he knows he keeps us guessing. preparations are ongoing and we need to work on the assumptions that these preparations have. some meaning and the meaning is there is a threat. so let's take it seriously. but at the same time we pursue, as we just heard, very actively, ah, the other path, namely that of diplomacy and negotiation. so the threat is serious. you say the u.
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s. in some european countries see that way to their bolstering ukraine's defenses by delivering weapons to ukraine al germany is refusing to do that, and has reportedly blocked estonia from sending german made weapons to ukraine. why? first of all of the weapons that you refer to these formerly, ddr weapons are a limited number of old weapons. indeed, it is questionable whether they will make a difference or not to the ability of ukraine to defend itself. so that's not a, it's a red herring. her once you write that, he's only owe money for it, rightly. okay, go ahead. sorry, i can't hear you, sir. no, go ahead. sorry. what you, what you're right. what, what you're at is what you're actually pointing out is that the us and britain in
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particular are delivering weapons or to ukraine. germany is not the government has explained that that is her, primarily due to its history with russia, with soviet union. i think other countries could accept that and could accept the fact that not every country in this western alliance has to do exactly the same thing. what is, what matters really is that everybody is pulling on the in the same direction. and germany is very firmly part of this western alliance. very firmly, also part of this deterrence front that consists of all these countries we f o put economic sanctions. for example, probably on the table berlin's response, there are 2 rushes, military buildup and security demands is widely regarded as ambiguous. what impact is that having on germany's credibility with its allies?
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i think some of the voices we've heard and written common trace example a has been simply exaggerated. i think if you look at the sequence of events, sir, nate, who meetings, they do russia meeting the you meetings, research meetings, all of these germany was part of we agreed with us with our, our other allies on how to proceed. we have detailed talks about economic sanctions and other ways to make clear and send a signal to russia and to put in that we mean business and we're going to stand our ground. and i think germany is probably part of this group. so anybody who thinks that that's not the case i think is misreading and misinterpreting the signals bus abrazzo. thank you very much for talking with us. that was security analyst. echo
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heart rosa. thank you. now to southern africa, we're dozens are dead. after a tropical storm, anna reeked havoc in mozambique malawi and madagascar torrential rains. herb destroyed crops, cut off towns and le tens of thousands of people homeless after sweeping through southern africa for over a week. anna has now been downgraded, but the rains continue and much of the region wherever possible people are assessing the damage and bracing for the hardship they see coming their way. these people are fighting to escape the rushing water. but make shift rafts. are there only refuge? one women who couldn't find dry land only just survived. i just started swimming. but i did not know where i was heading.
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i tried to grab hold of a tree along the way. but it felt as if i was being pulled down into the water. i had to swim for a long distance before i found a pile of washed a garbage. i held on to it and slept there until early morning. right. i could feel snakes were there too. i know with the residents of this southern malawi in town, say this is the worst destruction they've ever experienced. one farmer has lost everything. you know, grandma dominique long is devastating. just look up. all my mays crop has been buried. i planted one and a half acres hubbard. now rob, over crops, had gone among value for you. i am i on. oh, where darcy? i'm right. this is the 2nd disaster i've experienced in my life. oh my and it's the worst junior got. well, mark, i'll well go, bombard, now warner, go one,
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be thousands of homes were destroyed by storm anna across malawi and mozambique, and locals have been left with italic tricity due to power cuts. this is the latest natural disaster to hit southern africa, which has been badly hit by storms and se clones in recent years. expect say they're worsening as watchers warm and due to the climate emergency catch up on some other stories making headlines around the world today. germany has seen another record number of new coven 19 infections. the countries disease control center, the robot. cough institute, registered more than 203000 new cases in a single 24 hour period. and some 70000 more than the same time last week. as experts say, the increase has been driven largely by the omicron very german lawmakers. hell the 1st debate on making vaccines mandatory to slow the spread of covered 19 chantelle
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off shorts backs compulsory jobs for adults. but his 3 party coalition is divided over the proposal. a potential mandate law is not expected to be agreed before the so u. s. supreme court justice, steven briar has nelson, he will retire in june. ryan, who is 83, is one of the liberal justices on the court, is stepping down, gives president biden, and opportunity to nominate replacement widens, predecessor donald trump secured the appointment of 3 supreme court jumps. the federal reserve will begin raising interest rates in march. it's a departure from pandemic era policies that have been in place since march $22020.00, taking the benchmark rate to 0. that chairman's rome, powell says, the move is designed to temper economic growth. americans have seen decades high inflation rates, lately eating into wage gains and household budgets. the fed chairman added that he
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thinks there is quite a bit room to raise rates without threatening the labor market. why would say all the help us make sense of all this? we've got stephen beardsley with us from dw business safe investors around world have been eagerly awaiting this decision from the fed up. why is it so important? what's important because let's start with a domestic economy, right? hiking rates essentially makes borrowing more expensive. and when that happens, that cuts into corporate profits and also cuts into loans, that means mortgages, car loans, credit cards, things like that, that brings down consumer spinning. so overall it takes steam out of the american economy. the american economy is the world's biggest economy. it spills well out over its borders. that means that any time that economy contracts a little bit, you're going to see a reaction across the globe. and there's 2 other things. consider one is that for, for export into the u. s,
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this could be good for them because the u. s. dollars should get higher in relation to their currency. that's a good thing for them. but for emerging markets, it could be a bad thing. one reason is that many peg their debt to us dollars. if the price of that debt then goes up, they have more to pay back. another reason is that many have, they've seen that. what happens is that when borrowing rates in the us get more attractive, i should say lending rates, you buy a bond, for example, you're getting make paid more higher interest rate for that money than pulls out of emerging markets. and so that's what they're going to fear. if you're in india, if you're south africa, if you're brazil, you're going to be watching closely. ok, so there are global implications to this, but it's really just correcting something in a situation where there's very high inflation. what does this mean really, how big of a shift is? well, in many ways the fed has been telegraphing this already for weeks. you know, there was some expectation that it could be a sudden interest rate change. that didn't happen. there wasn't expectation that
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perhaps would be half a percent change. it's only going to be a quarter percent change, most likely. so for the most part, markets had already factored a lot of this in. but as you mentioned, this is a shift from 2 years of a much looser monetary policy. and this is the u. s. basically saying the dynamic has changed. we're now moving on to a post corporate economy, but there are still a lot of questions that are making markets a little jittery. how many rate cuts are there going to be? how bad is inflation going to be? what's going to curb it? so the dynamic has changed, but not everyone is completely sure what that dynamic looks like from now on. steve, thank you so much. sure. steve beardsley from dw business ceremonies are taking place here in berlin and around the world to mark holocaust remembrance day on this day. in 1945 russian soldiers liberated algebra concentration camp in nazi occupied poland. more than 2000 men, women and children were saved. they only survived because they were subjected to in humane medical experiments or than 6000000 jews were murdered in the holocaust.
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many survivors who are still alive were children. at the time. the w met up with one woman imprisoned in germany's bergen bosun camp. she endured unspeakable horrors, but remains determined to bear witness. i should warn you that our next report contains graphic images that some viewers may find disturbing. gone to the barracks, their bodies, the lice and the disease. but even nature cannot fully reclaim this site. because for now, some is still passing on what they know. the 1st thing that hit us was the smog and the smell. there was a terrible smell. and then you, through that smoke, you saw people and then of people by their really skeletons
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and, and they're shuffling along like zombies. and they'll shuffle along and just collapse . and die. marla trib inch is back at the place which nearly killed her. bergen belsen, and nancy concentration camp which killed tens of thousands of others. the 91 year old is here to tell her story. with ever fewer living survivors, it feels increasing the urgent to pass it on. when she arrived at bergen belsen, marlo was just 14. she had already spent years in a ghetto, in hiding and as a slave laborer. she was polish, and jewish, and every one in her family was either dead or missing, a part from her cousin anne who was 7. the girls arrived together. they were so
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over crowded. they had no room for us. and of them a dead bodies all over the place and the piles of bodies and piles of naked twisted, decaying corpses. it was a horrific sight when british forces liberated bergen belsen. on the 15th of april. 1945. they found tens of thousands of unmarried bodies and $60000.00 prisoners on the brink of death. whether moments that you, you didn't think that you would survive off. so look clear, it didn't think anybody would survive. people are just dying at such a rate. and it was obvious, even if helped it didn't come when it did. i mean the whole camp would have just died out pals to mentally after the war mana and her cousin anne was sent with
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other children to sweden. and then a letter arrived from marla's brother ben. he had survived a different camp and made it to the u. k. she soon went to join him for many years . marla tripage didn't talk about her childhood experiences, but now she feels she has a duty to speak about the past while she still can. and d w. news will broadcast the german parliament ceremony to remember the victims of the holocaust. later this morning at 9 a. m u t. c. that's just under 2 hours from now. curtis lead forces say they have regained control of most of the prison in northern syria days after it was taken over by inmates. dozens of people were killed when detained members of the so called islamic states seized the site last week. the un has expressed deep concern about hundreds of children being held at the facility. the battle outside
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these kurdish lead forces firing on i as fighters inside, hundreds of children were caught in the crossfire. the united nations children's agency says the situation is dire. he, on concerned, i mean that the concern is behind us. we are talking about at least $800.00 children. the prison in our soccer, in northeastern syria, is in a region controlled mainly by kurdish forces. many of the children's parents were i, as fighters, drawn from all over the world. they were detained during fighting in 2019. that drove ice from the last territory it held in syria. kurdish forces hold the city and control the prison, which was attacked last week by a fighters in an attempt to free their comrades. the children are probably witnessing that no, i should witness. they needed to get out of the business owner of the bill. and
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this is exactly why we have we were a human in order for unified and other humanitarian organizations to be able to evacuate. and then as soon as possible, so that they can finally, we see the children stuck in sight, have been held for years without legal recourse and many of their home governments see them as a danger. even know that the fire fight has ended. their troubles are far from over . the u. k. is awaiting the publication of a report that could spell the end of prime minister boards. johnson's time in office and internal investigation is looking into a series of parties and downing street while the country was in corona virus locked down. on wednesday, johnson faced a fresh grilling and parliament over the scandal that's become known as party gate . i would prefer to be led by law than a lie or will he now as i angle ran high in the u. k. parliament as m p. 's
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questioned prime minister borders. johnson lawyer, not a leader, looked at opposition leaders, one johnson to resign. it saying that he lied to the parliament with reset it or whatever he says in his statement later today or tomorrow won't change the fact. isn't this a prime minister on a government that showed nothing but contempt for the decency, honesty and respect for define this country? oh, this is beaca. we love this country. i'm doing everything in our power. i. of course, of course, he wants me out of the way to speak, of course, but of course he wants to be out of the way he does. i caught many people course of course i didn't know a lot of reasons. many people may want me out of the way, but i'll tell you the reason he won't be away from his. he knows that this
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government can be trusted to deliver the u. k. leader is in a political crisis over allegations that he attended parties during lockdown public and rick johnson wants to continue in office. various other empties believe he has become a distraction from other important issues facing the u. k. every nick is sucking attention from the real issues facing the problem. oh, the car breaks it on the sorting cost of living have pushed millions of families into poverty. it is time to get this over with sure. the prime minister, my daughter, public trust in johnson's leadership, is that an all time low? one pool suggests that 2 thirds of the british want him to resign? no one should be above the law even in the prime minister. and again, it was effect on the 19th of june. my baby was 8 days old. my mother couldn't travel over to come and see if she can meet her grandchild. little child was, you know, 6 months old because of restrictions. and you know that all that kind of stuff,
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the findings of an internal investigation headed by civil servant. so gray, unexpected soon, and peace from johnson's party are waiting on that to decide whether to hold a no confidence book to like to your question. a cold snap in the eastern mediterranean has now hit jerusalem with snow blanketing the city. it's the heaviest snow jerusalem has experienced since 2013. the wintry weather has caused traffic disruption and residents were advised to stay indoors. but as you can see, some people just couldn't resist the lure, some seasonal fun. ah, you're watching dw nose from berlin up next. it's focus on europe. i'm terry martin . thanks for watching.
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it's important not to discourage honestly, because i'm in my country. i am doing anything wrong, and i'm just trying to present my con, my korean. she wants to defend her country against the likely russian vision. that's why she's training along with other volunteers. can the ukrainian army count on them during a conflict? focus on europe. next on dw, into the conflict zone with to sebastian the streets of hong kong a quiet these days. the pro democracy movements have been tamed. this week we talk for a 2nd time to regina, long time law maker in hong kong, legislative council, and head of the prob, aging new people's party. what kind of future for hong kong now, come with a 60 minute, 5 d,
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