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a ballistic missile capable of hitting us territories in the pacific ocean. washington calls for direct talks with pyongyang. also coming up a routine traffic stop turns deadly in germany. to police officers are shot dead on a road in the countryside and a vehicle fleas the seat. a massive search is now under way. the u. s. calls and emergency meeting on the ukraine crisis. united nations security council is meeting with an hours to deliberate on the threat of a russian invasion. meanwhile, washington prepares what it calls the mother of all sanctions on moscow. and afghans find refuge in the eastern european country of albania, as they wait for the us to take them in as promised. but many fears that grieved will never come true. ah,
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i'm soon is almost gone. that's good to have you with us. it's been called north korea's most significant weapons test in years, the reclusive regime has confirmed it has launched a missile that can reach us bases in the pacific state. media said the weapon was a why song, 12 for ballistic missile of intermediate range. it is capable of heading the u. s. territory of guam with a nuclear warhead. it's the 1st time the north has tested a missile that sy, since 2017. the reports had pictures of the earth were taken in space from the missiles knows cone. it's flight was 1st detected by neighboring south korea and japan which condemned the new test. a good am i going all done? door rizoto tour north because not a series of actions by north korea, including the repeated launches of ballistic missiles. threatened the peace and security of japan, the region, and the international community center little, okay, great. such intense ballistic missile launches are in violation of relevant security council resolutions. and our country has made
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a strong protest to north korea goes to june, june the call your dutchman. we can speak now to josh smith. he's a senior correspondent with the reuters news agency and sol. josh. thank you for joining us, sir. south korea, japan, as we just heard there. and the us have been quick to voice their concern. are they right to be concert? well, analysts and officials that we've spoken to here have underscored that these advances by north korea, as well as the tests of older mrs. like watson well represent real military progress and real military capabilities. so of course, that could all become a real threat in the event of a war, which they say is all the more reason to ensure that a war never breaks out. but what they do say is that these tests do not appear to be simple. propaganda moves by north korea, obviously it has messages for the international community as well as domestic audiences. but these are real missiles with real military capabilities. and this
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was the biggest missile, the north korea tested since 2017 comes after months of smaller tests. and yet we haven't seen as much propaganda from young young this time around. why do you think that as well they appear to be bent on developing their missile capabilities? perhaps at a time when there's less international focus on them, as there has been in the past. the kind of messages that we have seen have been ones from them depending this kind of testing as the kind of normal self defense military measures that many countries around the world take. and that seems to be the message that they're putting out there, that these are message are. these are missiles that are not pointed at any one country, but or their sovereign right of the country to defend themselves against the policies from the united states and its allies. like out korea in japan, i want to ask you about the timing of this test. josh,
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because diplomats are working around the clock right now to prevent a russian invasion to ukraine. we know that relations with china are at their worst in years of is north korea perhaps taking advantage of the west being distracted at the moment? that is certainly one theory by many watchers right now. north korea appears to be testing the limits of what can get away with at this point, it's heavily sanctioned, are ready, and as it looks around the world, as you said, most of the major players are distracted elsewhere. the beijing lucas are coming up . and of course, washington is looking elsewhere, so they may see this as a time to make more progress on these weapons, perhaps with less repercussions and they may have had in the past. and just just one last question, the u. s. is calling for direct talks. what could that look like? i mean, we're unlikely to see a face to face summit between the leaders of the us and north korea. there does seem to be a lot of pessimism about the chances of those talks,
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not just because of the very difficult nature of differences between the 2 sides. washington once not really give up these weapons. and north korea has shown very little sign that they're willing to do that. but then there's also the issue of the ongoing pandemic and north korea has, has a very strict lockdown that they're only the very beginning to ease a bit there. so there are many optical standing in the way to teacher talks. josh nathaniel corresponded with writers in sol. thanks so much. a man hunt is underway in south west germany after 2 police officers were killed during a traffic stop. authority say they are searching for at least 2 suspects were believed to have open fire on the officers when they were pulled over near the city of kaiser. louder went back up, arrived the 24 year old female officer, and the 29 year old male colleagues were found dead. d w julia. so
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deli, following the latest on the story for us. hi julia. what more can you tell us at this point? the incident occurred in the early hours of monday during a traffic stop, the police officers were in an unmarked car and there was no official checkpoint plan. so it's still unclear whether they had seen something suspicious to do with the other vehicle or whether they had a set up a routine traffic check. but there are reports saying that the officers had found some dead wild animals in the car that they were checking. they were then able to radio an emergency call saying we're being shot at. they are shooting us. but by the time help came, it was too late for the 2 officers. and that's why now investigators are going by the fact that it was more than one perpetrator. they have told people living in the vicinity not to take on hitch hikers, and that one of the perpetrators is likely armed. the interior minister of
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germany has said that the incident is reminiscent of an executive sion and that everything is going to be done to try to catch the perpetrators and flags are now flying at half mast in rhineland. platinum, which is the state where the incident occurred. a search is under way. investigators don't really know what the vehicle looks like and which direction it went. so it is a tough investigation at the moment to try to track down the perpetrators of this attack. and how unusual is an incident like this in germany? incidents like these don't happened that often in germany or the last case in which a police officer was shot dead was in 2020. and that was during a special forces operation. so a more dangerous situation compared to a traffic stop or in the early morning. this may also have to do with the fact that germany's gun laws are some of the strictest in europe. meaning that the number of
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legally own guns in the country is relatively low. for example, if we compare that to the united states, to there are 12 guns per 10 people in the united states. there are 2 guns for every 10 people in germany. and that. d may have also to do with the fact that there are a fewer gun attacks against a police officers in the country d. w as julia, so deli, thank you. let's get some other headlines from around the world. at least 18 people have been killed in brazil after heavy rains. the state of sao paolo saw landslide and flooding authority say around 500 families have been left homeless. the states governor has authorized emergency aid money for the affected areas. brazil has experienced rental rains and flooding over the past month. protesters angry over canadas vaccine mandates have blocked roads for a 2nd day in the capital ottawa. the demonstrators include truck driver to organize
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a convoy from the western part of the country. prime minister adjustment trudeau and his family were moved to an undisclosed location as a precaution. portugal governing socialist party has been celebrating after a bigger than expected victory in sundays elections. the result allows prime minister antonio crushed out a stay in power with an absolute majority in parliament. nearly all poles had predicted a nearer were when for the socialists. and british prime minister boris johnson has received the results of an official probe into parties, reportedly held in his official residence during the countries, colbert 1900 lockdown. news of the alleged lockdown breeches at the highest levels of government has sent johnson's approval ratings. plunging, though he has said he will not resign, the london police are conducting their own investigation into the matter. the un security council will meet later today for its 1st discussion of russia's military build up along the border of ukraine. if this meeting goes ahead, it would see russia un ambassador square off in public against those of the u. s.
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britain and other countries. us lawmakers are also readying further sanctions on russia, in case it invades its other neighbor. this comes as ukraine trains civilians and the use of weapons and how to fight authority, say a 100000 people have received military training and recent years. in preparation for a potential russian attack on their country. more recruits means a need for more weapons, but germany has upset its nato allies by refusing to send arms to ukraine. berlin says the export of legal weapons to the region could increase tensions with russia . russian fighter jets in eastern europe, moscow's military build up on ukraine's border. has he is desperate to arm it's defense forces. ukraine is as germany for support, but has met reluctance from the new coalition government. while berlin has approved the delivery of 5000 helmets. it said no to leave the weapons as get crowded at
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midday. with right now, we're trying to engage russia and diplomatic talks to avert war in the middle of europe. and i believe supplying weapons within the complete run signal. and it would not lead to an eating of diplomatic tensions. and as a talk to him. com the german government is still deciding whether nato ally, estonia continued crane heavy artillery made in the former east germany berlins policy not to export lethal weapons to conflict regions is backed by the greens because in that lodge launched it. of course it's a central question, is it possible to be toughen, engage in dialogue with russia and deliver weapons? i'd say no. and that's why policies the right one alone. if it's, i'm not under subs in mc in august. if have asthma, that policy for now doesn't include a stop to the nord stream to pipeline. but if russia does attack ukraine, chancellor, all of sholtes isn't ruling out painful sanctions. for more on the story we can speak to alexander craft lanced off, he's the vice chairman of the free democrats parliamentary group and the f. d. p is
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part of the governing coalition. mr. coff lance. i have good to have you. back on d. w. you are joining us from warsaw to day, and the former polish foreign minister told us that germany should be sending defensive weapons or to ukraine because it has a special duty to preserve peace. why not send weapons? well, we have a long standing policy of not doing the so me just as a was pointed out in the contribution that we just saw. and we have a situation in which the ukranian armed forces are militarily inferior to the russian forces by a factor that could never be made up by arms deliveries. however, if the ukrainians want to purchase and procure weapons, they know where they can do it. as their foreign minister said, when he was standing side by side with annalynn about the new german foreign minister, me to local labor said very clearly, we know where to get which weapons when we need them. and i think therefore that this discussion is one that is more about domestic dynamics and germany than about
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the situation ukraine. let's talk about some of those domestic dynamics. we know that germany is one of the biggest arms, ex porters in the world. germany has made exceptions to this rule against sending lethal weapons, for example, by arming the kurdish cash market, who were defending themselves in iraq. so why shouldn't an exception be made in this case, which is seen by germany as a serious crisis? it is seen as a serious crisis, but we have made 2 exceptions from the rule. one is the one you you mentioned earlier. the other one was when germany participated in protecting the cause of r as against the genocide, and that was a knock attempted by, by the serbian side. the point here is that in both cases we had a genocidal situation or we had a situation on our hands that was imminent. that was concrete. that was specific where violence was already been used. it was not a situation where diplomats were still talking and air when we armed the kurds. on the other side we had the islamic state,
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the so called lemming said these are people who cannot talk to. whereas it is possible, even though difficult to talk to the russian side, which is what we're doing together with our allies. and there's one thing that i think is important for our viewers to understand should a military aggression occurred. the german government has said very clearly that all options are on the table and they remain on the table and that includes everything that we're talking about. he said that the ukrainian military is inferior to the russian military. no defensive weapons that could be sent would really make a difference in the situation at the moment, but is this about ascending as, as a signal of solidarity to the ukrainians. and i want to read you what the ukranian ambassador to germany and ramonica wrote recently on twitter. he said, you should be sending the fence weapons to a stop, a new russian, where you prefer to get rid of these issues behind closed doors. this is a culture of communication that belongs to the past. it sounds like that the, that you're feeling of solidarity is not being received by the ukrainians. well,
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this is a, i know, and the man is very well. he's a very active ambassador and he's, you know, doing the right thing in his judgment by, by putting these things out into it. i think what's, what's going on is that we are expressing our solid charity also in practical terms of the ukraine, including a, you know, 8 in the cyber field. you know, that all ukrainian ministries have been hacked or just recently. or we are supporting the armed forces with non lethal elements. we have propping up the economy. we opening up our markets in the european union for your present products . the many things are going on and we are helping ukraine as well as we can. but in this phase, and let me say this again in this phase, we are still talking. we've just heard that the security council of the united nations is addressing the issue today, right? i would suggest to take it of the security council and bring it to the general assembly because russia doesn't have a veto there. so there are many things that we can still do in the diplomatic round . and i think that's what we should between doing some of germany's nato allies are
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choosing to send weapons to ukraine. are you concerned that moscow might perceive germany's reluctance to do so as division among the west and see that perhaps as an opportunity? well, if so there would be mistaken if there read this as an encouragement or you know, in terms of a military, an incursion? no, i don't think that the kremlin should read it. that way. we have a new government, we have a government that has been very clear on arms exposed as a more restrictive line that's going to be pursued by this government. it's absolutely clear in the coalition agreement and so on. in this particular situation, we are very clear should a military or incursion happen all options on the table. and i mean all options. but before we come to a situation like this, we try to save the peace in europe and that's, that's what the german government is actively pursuing. alexander car flagstaff and the governing coalition party. that's free democrat, thanks so much for joining us here. andy
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w. thank you. and we take your now to albania, where more than a 1000 african refugees are living as they wait for the us to approve their asylum applications. washington promised to provide them with visas and permanent homes, once or applications had been approved. now, after months of waiting in the eastern european country, many afghans in albania are growing concerned. they might be stuck there and see their dreams of a life in the u. s. fading d w is funding for char file. this report from the town of change in another day of the andreotti coast of albania, de number 140 for alia, snub and dish. the 29 year old flat from afghanistan after the taliban to control in august. last year alias is a journalist, a job risky to keep under the taliban. his thoughts here, revolver on his sister's left, behind, forced to leave school. it's very hard to love to
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hear that your sister is asking for education and you don't have a power or a possibility for her to to, to respond hair idiocy, thankful to be safe. but his own future is also uncertain. a life of being in limbo . he says, there is no way to go by the way to go for it are that you are stuck in one place for the last 5 months, silly us and about 1500 other african refugees have been staying in this hotel complex in change in a tourist resort, they were told it's temporary until they are vetted for a u. s. visa, this replica, the statue of liberty, had been erected at the hotel by albanians, the u. s. as a patron of stability. that's the image. many locals have. this has been here long before the hundreds of african refugees who arrived at this hotel. some of them
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have told me that a statue has begun to feel like a hollow promise. as they wait out the vetting process. he asked wants to keep busy . he turned the casino room of the hotel into a makeshift newsroom with honor exiled jauntily. once they're gone, informed the world about afghanistan as the world's attention is shifting. it's very important to continue our work. it's our responsibility. it's our commitment to us a journalist, to that paper. he's the online editor in chief for the at the law prost newspaper, one of the most read daily enough county stone. the print no longer exists. the team here wants to keep it alive online with colleagues stealing, cobble. the work distracts from their worries about their future. i don't know about my future at that. what will happen? because we don't know when we leave albania, some here want to stay anonymous,
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fearing repercussions for their families back home. all of them want to know when will they move on? albania, interior ministry says that's difficult to answer, but it seems that the united states may no longer be their final destination. no hold on one. we'll have meetings this month with the canadian government. they are interested in taking a lot of afghans in. but we are also prepared for them to stay in albania, aliya, and all the honor african refugees, hope they will not be forgotten as time goes on, after all, albania was only supposed to be a transit country. the streaming service spotify has promised to take action to combat cobit 19 misinformation. this comes amid a public backlash about controversial content on the platform. the dispute has seen artists neil young and joni mitchell removed their music from the platform that you case prince harry and his wife megan, who sign deals with spotify have also expressed concern over vaccine misinformation
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. the company has now said it will add an advisory warnings to podcasts that disgust code 19 and the u. s. podcast or joe rogan sparked the controversy after he interviewed a prominent vaccine skeptic on his show. listen to by some 11000000 people. one of the things that spotify wants to do that i agree with is that the beginning of these controversial podcasts like specifically once about cove. it is to put a disclaimer and say that you should speak with your physician and that these people and the opinions that they express are contrary to the opinions of the consensus of experts, which i think is very important. let's get some perspective on this with the allison stewart allen. she's a branding and marketing expert for international marketing partners in london. thanks so much for joining us here on d w. so spotify has, as we mentioned, bout to combat misinformation going forward. so does that mean that's the end of this story? i don't think it does mean this is the end of this story. i mean what?
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it's showing spotify, and it's certainly showing all other online platforms, streamers. social media outlets is that you are under scrutiny. and when you have heavy weights such as neil young or jenny mitchell, or certainly even prince harry and his wife, who are weighing in on misinformation and helping shape the content and keeping it honest and transparent. really what this means for spotify certainly is that the brand is having to respond. now, why should the brand have to respond to pressure from its revenue generators such as neil, young and joni mitchell rather than having taken that decision themselves? so this activism era is not a one off, you know, joe rogan and his misinformation about cove. it means that people aren't happy with
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it. and some people with influence have spoken up. but this is really facing every brand, whether they're a streamer or a broadcaster, a lot of people. i want to ask you about that because we've seen facebook and youtube, of course, face a lot of criticism for the way that they've handled miss and dis, information on their platforms. so this really is much bigger than spotify, isn't it? it definitely is. i and this isn't just a new trend that we're seeing happen in the last 48 hours. this is actually where users themselves or perhaps participants partners you could say in the form of the musicians neil young and joni mitchell are very concerned about the light in which they're represented. and so they're paying and they're applying pressure to the company. and users of they pushed back funny themselves are to be guided by some principles and ethics so that the brand is not compromised. and this is really
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a, the, the era of companies being open for scrutiny, that is a permanent feature now of the landscape. and this is not a new thing that will go away any time soon. we'll leave it there. allison steward allen from international marketing partners in london. thanks so much for sharing your insights with us. thank you. some sports news now and manchester, united football player. mason greenwood has been arrested by british police on suspicion of rape and assault. after allegations were made against him on social media on sunday, photographs and audio recordings were briefly shared on the instagram account of a woman. the recordings appear to document physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the football player. a manchester united have confirmed that 20 year old greenwood will not return to training or play for the club until further notice. and danish football star,
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chris and erickson will return to playing in the english premier league after signing a contract with west london club brentford erickson has not played professionally since suffering a cardiac arrest during denmark's class with finland at the european championship last summer. his contract at inter milan was dissolved due to the fact that italian football regulations forbid players from playing with implanted differ later like the one he had installed right after his collapse. ericsson who previously played over 300 games for tottenham, now will return to london. but teams are set for one of the biggest sports. clashes of the year, american football super bowl. the los angeles rams are heading to the super bowl after a thrilling $20.00 to $17.00. when over the san francisco 40 niners, the ramble faced the cincinnati bengals and 2 weeks in front of a home crowd, l. a sophie stadium will host the final game of the season to determine the n f l champion. let's get a reminder now of our top stories here on d. w. north korea has tested a ballistic missile, capable of carrying
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a nuclear warhead to u. s. targets in the pacific ocean. it's the largest weapon, tested by the country since 2017 washington wants direct talks. and police in southwestern, germany are searching for suspects after 2 police officers were killed in the city of prizes lout. the 2 officers h 24 and 29, had stopped the vehicle. when shots were fired, the suspects fled the sea. thank you for watching anybody. ah ah, with
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