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ah, ah ah ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin, russian president vladimir putin speaks out on the stand off over you crate. he says the u. s. is ignoring moscow security concerns, but signals. russia is ready for another round of negotiations. also counting up
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the situation is under control as president and barlow of guinea de. so after a coup attempt in the west african country, he says drug traffickers could be to blame, but questions are growing over. what really happened. athletes are preparing to go for gold at the winter olympics in beijing thought political issues and the ongoing pandemic are causing headaches for organizers and to sell them, sterilize them or saved that the dilemma over what to do with the dozens of hippos 1st brought to columbia by drug lord pablo escobar ah, i'm see me so much going to thank you for joining us. russian president vladimir putin has accused the us and its allies of ignoring moscow security concerns. in his 1st public remarks on the stand off over ukraine in weeks,
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he said the west was using ukraine to hinder russia's development, put in signals. he was ready to continue negotiations. but so far, neither aside has been willing to budge on their positions. for weeks he has left to talking to others, but no president vladimir putin has accused the united states of trying to drag russia into conflict with selma colona, the village of the united states. the most important goal is to contain russia. what that's the thing with them, some is in this sense, ukraine itself is just a tool to achieve this goal using this can be done in different ways. one of them is to draw into armed conflict on across the border and key as british prime minister boris johnson offered a show of support to ukrainian president vladimir to lensky johnson warned that war would be a lose lose outcome. russia invasion of ukraine would be a political disaster. humanitarian disaster, in my view,
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would also be for russia for the world, a military disaster as well. and the potential invasion completely, a flies in the face of president putin's claims to be acting in the interest of the ukrainian people. ukraine is not completely relying on diplomacy to protect them. president cholenski announced a huge addition to his nation's army, mobile demos. as the shot was told him on over, we will create a new political cooperation format in europe between ukraine, great britain and poland was abusive. within the next 3 years, we will increase the number of ukrainian armed forces by 100000 professional soldiers army. in a video release, just hours before boris johnson's visit. so just tested rocket artillery systems, just north of the crimean peninsula, which russia invaded an annex from ukraine in 2014. both sides are preparing for
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war. while the diplomats try to make peace. let's bring in our dw correspondent nick connelly in kiev. hi, nick, it's good to see you. how we're president putin's remarks received there in ukraine . i think semi, there was little surprise hearing here about those comments from moscow. and this year to the ukrainian air is all very familiar stuff. russia vitamin putin not seen ukraine as an independent actor, or merely as a vessel of the west. that was a term used by former represent midway div recently. ukraine simply as a pool in western games against russ. that's been the cremins line all along. and people hearing ukraine say, this is all a situation we've been living with for the last 8 years that russia is putting this pressures the russia doesn't want to see us having our own political line. our own diplomacy, that is, the ukraine of you on these things into the anything that changes the outside world is paying attention now to what's going on because of those russian tanks along ukraine's borders. whether if we saw the ukranian president salenti speaking in
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a report, he's also announced an increase in ukrainian took numbers. tell us more about that . indeed he's, it said that conception will end and that ukraine's army will grow by almost a 3rd. that's all fairly far in the future that'll take couple of years to realize in the present. now, there are significant weaknesses in terms of ukraine's navy. its air force is army, has got a lot stronger the last year since that conflict can, isn't. ukraine began in 2014, but the rest of the mileage situation is very difficult from ukraine's perspective without nato membership, without any guarantees of outside help. when you talk to ordinary ukraine's for a long time, there was a disconnect between those headlines worldwide. people paying a lot of attention to this and people here on the ground seemingly quite relaxed. but the very same people who for long were kind of playing this down and who really didn't seem to feel the heat on their day to day lives here in care of. and now often of telling you that they are taking their money out of banks, that they are making plan bees that they are preparing escape routes as it were. so
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i think this is really finally filtering down to ordinary ukrainians for the longest time. didn't really see any difference between what's going on now and the situation they've been living with the past 8 years. did have these nick connelly reporting for us there in here. thank you so much for that update. and we're going to be coming back to our top story there on the russia, ukraine, tensions a little bit later in the show. for now, let's get an update or some other headlines from around the world. the world health organization has warned countries not to lift all their coven 19 restrictions at once. the head of the w h. o said on the crime should not be underestimated and caution that the virus is continuing to evolve. authorities and canada have broken up a convoy of trucks that was blocking a major border. crossing into the u. s. trucker stage, the protest as part of a larger anti vaccine demonstration. the block rose in the capital ottawa over the weekend. and pharmaceutical companies, biotech, and pfizer. are seeking emergency authorization from the u. s. for vaccine
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developed for children under the age of 5. if approved, the extra low doses would be the 1st in the country to be made available to children above the age of 6 months. and out, some other developments in the pandemic. germany has recorded more than 10000000 corona virus cases. since the start of the pandemic, more than 200000 new infections were recorded on tuesday alone. according to the federal research institute of france has started easing cove at 19 restriction, despite record infection numbers and january mandatory outdoor mask wearing and capacity limits for large events have been dropped and tonga is going into lockdown after port workers delivering humanitarian aid. tested positive for the virus. the remote pacific nation was left devastated by a tsunami and an underwater volcanic eruption last month. details are emerging after a reported coo and guinea to south president of morrow circle, and below has said assailants. armed with machine guns attacked the government
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palace for hours while he and the prime minister were inside. but that the situation is now under control. the violence in guinea bessalo is the latest in a series of attempted military takeovers in west africa in recent months. most of which have succeeded, ah, come fire near the government seat and be south forcing bystanders to seek shelter . 4 hours president omar, o. c, so co and bolos whereabouts remained unclear until he addressed the nation, saying several security personnel had been killed and what he called a failed attack against democracy. this, i was in the middle of the council of ministers with all the members, including the prime minister. we were attacked with very heavy weaponry for a duration of 5 iowa, but now everything is under control. this is the african
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union, and the un have both condemned the attempted coup. it is for us clear that the calls are totally unacceptable. we are seeing a terrible multiplication of goes and our strong appeal is for soldiers to go back to the barracks and for the constitutional order to be fully in place in the democratic context of today's gay nearby sol. emberly's opponents had accused the former army general election fraud after his victory in the december 2019 folds. he had also recently been at odds with his prime minister following a minor government shake home. since independence from portugal in 1970 full guinea be south, has experienced 4 coups. and more than a dozen attempted ones to india. now where there has been a rise in the number of attacks on religious minorities such as muslims and christians, christians make up just over 2 percent of the country's population where most
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people are hindu. with a hindu nationalist, government, and power. some states have brought a new laws, cracking down on religious conversion, making it difficult, for example, for people to convert to christianity and some right wing hindu groups appear to be taking the law into their own hands, dw namisha dice, while travel to the town of who bally in the southern state of karnataka to meet a pastor who has shut down his church in the face of continued abuse to the highlight of pastors overread. these weak has always been the sunday, so busy, but now he's being unknown at his church and hopefully it is the 1st time he has been back in more than 3 months. in last october, as the pastor was on his way to the church, he deceived urgent phone calls, wanting him. that wall and deals linked with him to right wing groups were disrupting the sunday. brag adding that they had lodged in and started loudly chanting him. c when the bastard,
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i have to question them. the claim that they had proof he had tried to forcefully convert a hindu man and them it's the boss to said he'd never met the alleged victim before . yet he was still taken to the police station on charges of bully, abusing a man from a protected garage on well, i was the one who called the police. i was going to file a case against them. but they pushed me aside and started beating the beat 7 members of my church gamble. they entered the police station and abused and threatened with it. no action has been taken against the hindu group. it was the pastor who spent 11 days in jail and he continues to face charges. it didn't end dead. the pastor's family was standardized in their neighbourhood. the landlord threatened with harm if he didn't evict them in, but if they were forced to move, they also had to pull their daughter out of school because she was being bullied. my children's classmates were harassing them, daunting them that their father had been sent to prison when that of my children
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were embarrassed and i had to pull them out of school. they haven't been able to return them. over the last year. christian groups have reported a spike and similar attacks and harassment and good nautica, especially after plans for the new law, but announced the theater, but not either in the process of passing, an antique and rose in law, suite star get good voice in think the fraudulent affords but the definition of what is illegal is very broad and the punishment metric right wing hinder groups here strongly support the law. monday, not hip sir was amongst the men who stormed pastor of it at this church. he alleges that christian congregations like overread these been wash hindus into dejected their religion or offer financial incentives to convert the law. he says, will give them strong grounds to put an end to this. i would have been one of the law comes weekend demolish the st. george, it'll be already prepared to monitor. we are what we are reading for the law. the
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rule that wants to do is passed on. our hands are no longer diet and we are free to take action. we can jack's gums and report them to the police, and we'll be a good lovers all day that the following up for now passed over the visits george members at home and only in areas considered safe on this man and his family, but also forced out of their village after the attack on the church, but they said the find comfort and place all they want is the freedom to do so in that report from the w. namisha jazz while and she joins us from delhi for more on the story. hi namisha. your report shows that these attacks have been going on for some time. so what is the government doing to protect these christian communities? but so me, most of the escape says the government and that step isn't that there's that often one of those one, making the allegations in the case that we just watched. for example, a locally elected representative of the b g,
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b noting more these hydrogen thought body was actually one of the men who led the protests against the pastor and demanded action against them. now it's important to note show that the christian community in india is amongst the oldest anesha and dates back centuries. but the main concerns all these b, g, b legislators as well as right wing hinder groups. those people who are born him do insure to start believing in christianity. now of course, these people are being targeted and there are be to be legislators who are not only witnessing speeches meet against them, but also making some themselves calling for action and sometimes even violence. and of course, leading the charge when it comes to introducing and the conversion laws across the country. and can you tell us more about this anti conversion bill and what it is intended to do? well interesting to you for me when you look at the attic and was the law in the state of canada, it's actually called the freedom of religion law and it is on the face of it. it's
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very simple. it prescribes ways to can word. it says that you must notify the authorities a month before can wording and also update them a month after converting. unfortunately, disputed is often used for the hottest moment of these minorities and to actually get them into hardest them into not converting. when you look at similar conversion laws in other states, and this is what it means that people are afraid to come out about the inventions to convert the language of what is conferred and illegal conversion is also very broad. for example, it charges all your money for even talking about your religion, offering somebody a bible could be taught as a legal and also anybody can file these complaints. it doesn't have to be a family member, can be enable or bystander. and also the punishments against these kinds of illegal conversions of a strict. well, there have been a tax on other minority groups as well. how does all of this impacting the mo, the government well, in terms of criticism,
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the international community has, of course, recognized the rise in these attacks and has condemned it as well. but domestically many political analysts believe that these attacks and this kind of treatment could actually be lending to the more the government's popularity. the part there, john thought body as well as it's, it's backing organizations as seen to be bodies that actually support the conversion of india. the development in there as a hindu, austria or hindu nation. and these kind of demon i edition of minorities seem to play well into that agenda. so the school dream, something that christians are forcing him booster and what to say that muslims are matting him to girls and getting out love jihad and converting them as well. and this kind of the immunization and the, with my vision of the hindu community seemingly actually ends up being well to the him, the water base that supports payments, not more the very strongly d, w, myisha will in delhi, thank you so much and we're going to returned to our top story,
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the stand off between russia and ukraine because we have news of a special investigation to share with you. the spanish newspaper lp. you says published documents. it says are confidential letters sent by the united states and the nato alliance to russia. the leak documents detailed the u. s. and nato's formal response to a list of moscow's demands. chief among them that nato rule out admitting ukraine to the security lines. they shed more light on the high stakes diplomacy taking place behind the scenes, including potential nuclear disarmament and trust building agreements. and we can speak now to d. w. terry schultz in brussels for the latest on this story. terry, good day to you. what stands out to you from these leaked documents? hi, so me. well, actually, the 1st thing that stands out is how similar they are to what we were told were in the letters. both native secretary general young stilton berg and u. s. officials have laid out in various briefings, their positions, and what they said they told moscow. and now we can see on these documents that
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that is exactly what they told the russian government in the language is, is extremely similar. not surprising at all. both sides, both the u. s. and nato are repeating that they hold russia are responsible for the current escalation, the current tensions. and they mention specifically that russia has illegally seized crimea and has forces elsewhere in ukraine as well, which will surely get under the kremlin skin. but there was, there was nothing surprising here in either of those letters. and are there any differences you're seeing between both the u. s. and the nato responses it? well, the u. s. response is, is double the size of, of nato's 4 pages versus 2. and there are reasons for that because of course, nato doesn't have its own missiles, for example, like the u. s. does, and that's something that russia wanted addressed specifically. so in the u. s. letter, it does talk about u. s. willingness to discuss arms control to discuss,
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going back to a version of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty, which russia violated and was, was then dissolved things that russia also has an interest in. but both both letters make clear that without a de escalation, without the kremlin addressing these issues and getting its forces out of a way from the border with ukraine as well as pulling them out of, of ukraine, georgia and moldova, where they were not invited to be that you know that the onus is definitely on the kremlin at this point. and tell us again, terry, how the russian side has responded to these letters. we see a letter on the russian foreign ministry website from a foreign minister, sergey lab rough released yesterday. and one of the things that amused me was right there in the headline, but it's not even addressed to nato. russia likes to sort of dis, nato at every opportunity, and it's addressed to the u. s. canada and several european countries. and certainly lever off makes, makes claims that aren't so surprising given what we've heard, both from him and from russian. president putin, that the u. s. in europe,
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misunderstand rushes position that it's, that it's the u. s. and nato that are destabilize him, european security environment. it goes back to, to documents at the organization for security and cooperation in europe. saying that yes, while all countries have the right to choose their alliances, those choices may not be made at the expense of other countries security and russia is simply saying that it's being made so insecure by these decisions by eastern european countries. d. w. terry shows reporting for us there in brussels. thanks so much. you're watching the w, so the come on our show columbia, the base. what to do with a dozens of hip bones 1st brought there by notorious drug lord pablo escobar. we'll have that story for you coming up a little bit later, but 1st we have some more headlines for you. at least 25 people are reported dead in the democratic republic of congo after
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a high voltage power cable snapped and found. the incident happened on the outskirts of the capitol kinshasa authority say the cable had several homes and a market killing several people instantly. and in australia, 2 large bush fires have prompted evacuations on the outskirts of purse and emergency warning has been issued with blistering temperatures and high wind threatened to intensify the blazes in the coming days. the fires have burned through some 100 hector's of land since they began on tuesday. beijing will become the 1st city in history to host both a summer and winter olympics. when this year's games officially began on friday, almost $3000.00 athletes will be competing for glory. but with health concerns and political tensions dominating headlines and the build up, the sports are at risk of becoming a sub plot at beijing 2022. billions have been invested into making beijing 2022, an extravagant festival of competition. but the build up has been about so much
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more than sport politics. for instance, some nations including the u. s. and the u. k, you have declared a diplomatic boycott over schuman rights issues, and wilson competitors, but no ministers or officials. meanwhile, organizers have threatened athletes with punishment for any behavior or expression that they deem in breach of chinese law, and will expect the io see to rigorously enforce its own rules. limiting protests, sasha, as our meeting is in the olympic charter, there are very strict rules. so for the middle ceremonies and during the competitions, political protests are not permitted. i fear, on other occasions like at press conferences or during interviews or on personal platforms, the athletes are free to express their opinions. but the athletes must be responsible for what they say. we know nancy g as in alpha, due to covered athletes and journalists will be kept insecure bubbles,
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while no spectator tickets will be sold to the public. organizers say health and safety are paramount. the law of course covey counter measures are still on top of our agenda. we actually, we have been making effective measures and everything is under control. without a safe games, there would be no guidance. so we will make sure that the health and safety of all participants is our top priority financially. a total of $32.00 new cases were reported by olympic authorities on wednesday alone. as expected, the pandemic is proving to be one of several headaches, for the organizers of beijing 2022. colombia is facing a dilemma over what to do with dozens of hippos. they were 1st brought there by notorious drug lord political that he was killed by police almost 30 years ago. and since then, a growing population of hippos has been taking over the countryside near his former
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ranch. our reporter travel to 1000000 in columbia to discover why scientists and activists are divided over how to deal with the animals a legacy of drug kingpin pablo escobar and a problem that has grown over the years, columbia's hippos, now the largest population outside of africa, which is their natural habitat, the so called king of cocaine, brought 4 of the packet arms to his ranch. they've now multiplied to more than 90 and a causing havoc. they'd like it here, especially in high summer, when the hippos gather plano bought an eye, they swim out there and then reappeared somewhere else. well, they rammed my boat and kept it over because you can't see them at night. like i know the mails are so aggressive, but won't hit my boat with a big bang them yet. but when will i will? i can only i glenmarie the hippos in columbia. and now the subject of public debate
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. animal rights activists insist that the large mammals are completely innocent. but environmentalists criticize the effects, the hippos have on the ecosystem, and the indigenous foreigner. scientists support an end to the hippos. don't them a lot of that from those hoping on for decrease sounds rather harsh, but we must clearly state that it must be done. i think that we from the academy must be able to explain why this must be done by necessity, even if no one is happy about 10, are you? no one wants to kill the hippos, but it's the lesser of 2 evils in this scenario might may not known as another. almost the environmental agency has started with harmless birth control. a contraceptive that works with both male and female hippos willow seeking the medicine donated by us animal welfare authorities is given by injection
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regarding, well now we must wait and see how the medicine works. then we will know if it really will the, to few a car been america's care on up on his. yeah. but young hippos often disappear even without medication. the semi aquatic animals have achieved a kind of cult status among people who wish to imitate pablo escobar. yeah i those gay killers, 2 of the little ones have already been taken away. they were sold. there are a lot of rich people in this country who wants to have something like this. the last young hipaa was brought to a man who is said to be very powerful, own people with boy. so now there is a market for these exotic animals in columbia and a lack natural enemies. that's why this is the largest,
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hypo population outside of africa, where they are indigenous. now we just have time for reminder of our top story. russian president vladimir putin has accused the west of ignoring moscow's concerns about regional security. after the u. s. and nato responded to demands over the ukraine crisis. the u. s. in russia have resume talks with a phone call the tweed secretary of state lincoln and foreign minister, elaborate without a break. coming up next, our show mate in germany asks the question. can capitalism ever truly be environmentally friendly? stay tuned for that coming up in just a few minutes with ah, with
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