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as no, i want to reach out to those woman back home for volunteer by their duties and social rules and inform them about their basic rights. my name is deborah with the home and i work at a ah ah, this is dw news, a wife from berlin, a total over reaction d. w condemns russians. decision to ban this network, deutscher by law. russia has moved to shudder. dw moscow bureau after germany bank
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german language programming of russian state broadcaster, are also coming up on the show. the united states accuses russia of planning on elaborate plots to create unexcused to attack ukraine. the pentagon says moscow put to make a graphic video to justify taking military action against it's neighbor. and there are just hours left until the opening ceremony of evasion winter olympics with the grown up virus pandemic looming. we'll hear from our correspondent about life inside the beijing bubble. ah, hello, i'm claire richardson, welcome to the show. the german government has condemned moscow's decision to shut down the russian operations of deutsch avella. germany's foreign ministry said the move would put a renewed strain on
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a german russian relations. moscow made the decision to shudder. d, w, after german media regulators, banter german language, programming of russian state broadcaster r t due to a lack of license deutsch velez moscow office has to close by order of the russian government. the decision came after germany's media regulators banned german language programming of russia's state media broadcaster r t for operating without a german broadcasting license. d w's director general, pita limburger called the russian government's decision, a disappointment, and a total over reaction. this is another sign that russia is not interested in. the russian government is not interested in press freedom and freedom of opinion, but i can only say um, even if we have to leave the country, we will intensify reporting on the country. so i think this must be also clear to the russian side that we will not just ignore what's happening. russia,
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we will report and we will do more and more for the team at d. w's moscow studio. losing their press accreditation in russia takes a more personal toll. yup. that effect correspondence produces camera, men, editors, and so on. according to russian law, they are now no longer allowed to work for the traveler. and let me say, when a personal note for me personally, and for people who support our coverage from russia, this is a big shock. i, i've been at the bureau chief and corresponding for deutsch. avella, he in moscow for 7 years. and like all my colleagues, i have loved to reporting from russia even more. we all wore our and we will stay passing that passionate fans of rush by russia. i dont necessarily mean russian politics, but the people of this great country for now, d. w is weighing its options and considering possible legal avenues and rushes move to van d. w comes of german chancellor, olaf sholtes,
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prepare the trip to moscow for toll commit. fears russia is preparing to invade ukraine calls it the build up of russian troops on your brain. border, very serious, but any invasion would come with consequences. german chancellor has been under pressure from other nato members let you take a harder line on russia initiative. and we also have an update from d. w as political correspondent, simon young. who can tell us what leverage chancellor sholtes will have during his trip to the current one? well, i think the main thing is what we've talked about again and again it's, there's no stream to gas pipeline. it's very important for both russia and for germany. russia wants to sell it more gas through that pipeline into europe. and of course, any potential decision that's being talked about to stop that going ahead would have economic consequences for russia. so there's some leverage there at the same
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time. of course, the kremlin knows that germany is very reliant on energy and ports, particularly on rushing gas. and so it's a tough call for shelves to say that he's ready to just pull the plug on that as it were. but that's what he said. all options are on the table if there were military aggression by russia, against ukraine, that, you know, they would definitely look up to taking that measure and stopping that, that gas float. and meanwhile, us intelligence has said it has evidence of russian plans to stage a fig attack as a pretext for invading ukraine. tension between russia and the west has been escalating with russia, math and troops along the border with ukraine. parking fears up a potential invasion. the u. s. anthem nato allies have sent equipment to ukraine and troops to eastern europe in response. us officials did not provide
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detailed information backing up those claims. but here's what pentagon spokesperson drawn. kirby said about what they allege. russia is planning. you know, we've discussed this idea of false sledge by the russians before we made no secret of that. and we do have information that it is that the russians are likely to want to fabricate a pretext for an invasion, which again, is right out of their playbook. one option is the russian government, we think is planning to stage a fake attack by ukrainian military or intelligence forces against russian sovereign territory. so earlier we spoke to d. w correspondent, all a result in washington to find out how reliable this allegation of a false flight attack really is. the pentagon is quoting intelligence, and it says, and you just heard the spokesperson, john kirby speak. it says it has evidence of
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a plan. and so that's really important when we talk about this, now that we point that out, that this plan doesn't exist yet. however, the pentagon does believe there is something in the making and the strategy coming out right now with that information is to discredit the authenticity of a potential video that the pentagon is talking about before it even exists. and that's very important because this conflict is shaped by misinformation, by wrong allegations. and the u. s. government feels important to act swiftly to share that intelligence with the public. so it won't stir up any k as in case it plays out how they predict and how they believe it could play out with regards to the question, how that would change the u. s. position. that is very unlikely because the u. s. has warned time and time again that they believe an attack as imminent. they just changed their wording and they don't use that word imminent anymore. but of course,
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russia, they want that russia would create a reason to justify an attack. and such a video that they've been talking about would be just what the u. s. for saw. and under these circumstances, of course, the kremlin will have to think twice about this plan. if it exists, of course, i'll ever sell it for us air. well, u. s. at president joe white and has announced that an overnight raid by us special forces in syria resulted in the death of the leader of the so called islamic states . the news comes and made it growing concerns that i asked may be trying to regroup in the region, a collapse to roof and a dead terrorist leader. the result of a us special forces raid in the pre dawn hours on thursday morning in assyrian village near the turkish border. avo abraham a shimmy al karachi reportedly blew himself up as about 2 dozen troops, back by air support moved in on a house. he was in karachi,
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was considered the head of so called islamic state. he took over the terrorist group when his predecessor died, much the same way in 2019 u. s. president joe biden told reporters after the raid that the group while smaller than a few years ago, is still dangerous. he referred to karachi by his other name hush abdulla. i says his director terrorist operation is targeting americans. our allies and our partners had countless civilians in the middle east, africa, and in south asia. hodge, abdullah oversaw the spread of isis affiliated terrors groups around the world after savaging communities and murder reduces u. s. official say. the operation bitin ordered took weeks to plan. it happened to mid growing concerns that i asked may be trying to regroup. in january i s attack to prison in ne, syria, in an effort to free it's fighters held there. it took days for us backed kurdish
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forces to retake the prison, killing hundreds, and the process with no americans were harmed in the overnight raid on alcaraz. she's home despite an exchange of gunfire, and one helicopter making a forced landing due to mechanical issues. at least 13 other people, including other fighters, women and children, were killed as well. u. s. officials attribute the deaths to al karate his own bomb . they said they chose to risk putting boots on the ground rather than an air strike to avoid civilian casualties. the u. s. military has been under pressure to review its targeted strikes, some of which have killed more civilians been initially reported. so we can turn our attention now to some of the other stories that are making headlines at this hour. british prime minister borum strong and has lost the war more he 8th, as his popularity plummet. lockdown parties, chief private secretary and communications director have all resigned and policy
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unit chief. when you're immersed a quick over johnston, controversial comments on monday, attacking opposition, labor leader, care stomach. this is the northern ireland 1st minister has resigned in protest from breakfast trade rules. he stepped down for one of his ministers, tried to walk the inspection of goods arriving from other parts of the u. k. the region is facing rush tension over the breath the protocol. keep northern ireland in the single market into a fast moving wildfires or threatening, unimportant ecological reserve in the country. other ways or province, the fires which began on january 25th have already burned more than $1200.00. hector's strong winds and challenging terrain are hindering efforts to contain the blazes, economic community of west african state. echo one. i've asked the hunter power and also last week to propose an election timetable. group,
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health and emergency summit and gone to capital opera. discussion discuss measures against for keno, also, as well as what the group called 8 dangerous trend of military power grabs the regional grave concern. so let's turn now to some developments in the cove at 19 pandemic. germany's vaccine commission has recommended a 2nd. coven 19 booster. be given to at risk groups that includes the over seventy's, those with compromised immune systems and health care workers. meanwhile, the world health organization has said europe may be entering the end of the pandemic. high vaccination rates. the milder oma kron variant and the end of winter me in europe is that for a quote, period of tranquillity and austria's vaccine mandate has passed in parliament. austria is the 1st european country to make vaccination mandatory for all adults. with some medical exceptions, we are now just hours away from the opening ceremony of the beijing winter olympics
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. but the crone of virus pandemic isn't the only issue looming over the games. china's human rights abuses are also in the spotlight. oh, with less than 24 hours until the games officially open the political clubs over beijing showed no signs of clearing. despite the repeated efforts of i will see president thomas, but to resist what he views as the instrumental ization of the olympics. cctv the greeks knew that the if for the games would be used for coming between both of the politic retentions which were hired at the time between a sponsor and nursing center. and they had all those he, for the of the games would not be considered to be neutral. they would not to have
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her as a wife to therefore g, 1000 years australian open spectators were accused last month by china of politicizing sport. after tennis fans handed out whereas pang, schweitzer shirts back confirmed that he will meet the chinese tennis star who disappeared from public life in november after she accused a high ranking communist party official of sexual assault. thanks, wiley to retract to that allegation, that there are concerns she may have done so under duress it's a necessity to, to respect her and then to listen to her and how she sees her, the situation, how she wants to, to leave her life. china's treatment of weaker muslims here and she's young province, has prompted countries like the u. s. and the u. k. to stage a diplomatic boycott of the beijing games, asked for comment back sighted his no politics pledge. there her position or for
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the the i you see her must be given the or political or neutrality of that. we are not her commenting on her political, her issues. as the curtain rises on a beach in olympics, surrounded by political intrigue backs, insistence that they be kept out of the games remains unwavering. and is your news update at is our stay tuned for the business headlines coming up next with stephen beardsley. and you know there is on our website to p. w dot com and play richardson in berlin for me and the team thanks for joining us. they will say we'll make the agenda here.


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