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young people have the solution. 77 percent. this is. top stories. a man has rammed into 2 police officers outside the u.s. capitol killing one and injuring the other. also launched a place with a knife before he was shot did authorities say the attack does not appear to be linked to terrorism. investigators have arrived at the site of taiwan's deadliest train disaster in decades more than 50
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people were killed and more than 140 injured when carriages de briles train with the truck as it was a merging from the tunnel almost 500 people were on board more than 100 of those didn't have seats. christians have been visiting religious sites in jerusalem to mark good friday while observing coronavirus restrictions among them the church of the holy sapulpa where christians believe jesus was crucified. this is news from birth then you can follow us on twitter and facebook or you can go to our website to be found that day dot com. a push to bring the iran nuclear deal back off life support and the united states
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have back on board 3 years after donald trump unilaterally withdrew from the accord talks in vienna will aim to find a way forward if he says both washington and tehran the other countries remaining in the deal including germany france russia britain and china are hoping for a breakthrough and claire richardson in berlin and this is the day. i am announcing today that the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal with america's maximum pressure and so far enough. we are ready to. dialogue with iran and we're very clear eyed about the hurdles that remain the fact is this was a horrible one sided deal that should have never ever been there as we have said to
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find a mutual return to your way. also if the new u.s. administration wants to proceed maximum pressure they're going to fail we don't anticipate presently that there will be direct talks between the united states and iran through the process that we certainly remain open to them. also coming out the city that never sleeps gets a reason to stay up after a dry spell for live entertainment new york state reopens theaters concert halls and comedy clubs at limited capacity one of the lessons from the damage is just how much people just. indeed music and theater and dance and any sort of for life are you going to be going to come to personally. if something really. people be the same without any food or water. washington and tehran will attend international talks on reviving the iran nuclear
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deal the negotiations are scheduled to begin next week in the austrian capital vienna and they represent the most concerted effort yet to reverse the decision of former president donald trump to leave their agreement 3 years ago was signed in 2015 by the obama administration the nuclear deal limited iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions claimed it was a bad deal that would not prevent terrorism from acquiring a nuclear weapon and made a campaign promise to rip it up now the new administration in the white house sees things quite differently president joe biden has promised to revive the accord saying the u.s. will lift sanctions if iran abides by its terms but next week in vienna don't expect to see any direct talks between washington and tehran iranian former foreign minister zarif made that clear on twitter he said the aim was to rapidly finalize sanction lifting and nuclear measures for choreographed removal of all sanctions followed by iran ceasing remedial measures no iran u.s.
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meeting and necessary. well trita parsi is the executive vice president of the quincy institute for responsible state craft in washington d.c. his work focuses on the u.s. iranian relations iranian foreign politics and the geopolitics of the middle east and he's written a book entitled losing an enemy obama iran and the triumph of diplomacy it focuses on the strategy of the obama administration and toward iran's nuclear program and it traces the course of the complex negotiations that led to the 2015 nuclear deal and the parsi joins me tonight on the day a very warm welcome to you so iran wants to talk or not directly with the united states what is going to be the role of europe and other global partners in making this happen. well the europeans will play a very important role and making sure that the right type of choreography is found that have both sides can come back fully into the deal the u.s.
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is outside of the deal the iranians are inst side of the 0 but have reduced their obligations and that needs to be reversed as well mindful of the fact that the iranians are taking the position that if they start talking directly to the u.s. right now it would be tantamount to negotiating the u.s. has returned to deal which in their view means that the u.s. would get more concessions for agreeing to to same deal that it agreed to already 5 years ago on the iran is not going to do that that's part of the reason why it's so important for the europeans to be there now in the middle and try to find that choreography that can bring both of them back into the 0 at which point direct talks between the 2 sides can commence and as you say the issue has long been who goes 1st in making a move how are they going to find something satisfactory to both sides i think don't who goes 1st has a natural solution an obvious solution is that they both go at the same time and there are going to be some tricky things because some of the measures that the
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iranians need to take may take a month to month some of the things that the u.s. needs to do it may take a little bit longer some of it may take will be shorter i think this can be resolved in the sense that they can actually have a choreography in which they both take a binding decisions on what needs to be done and when it needs to be done now when it needs to be done can be a few weeks down the road but the binding decision is taken at this stage in time and that way both sides can say that they did not go 1st in reality of both of them went together so that would be a solution that would be appealing to both their domestic audiences but i mean clearly there is no mistrust between the 2 sides especially as biden has been under pressure from european diplomats back at the start of his term to move quickly to lift some sanctions so that iran would reciprocate why do you think that we are seeing movement here now. well in the beginning it was quite clear that the administration to byron straight how to focus more on some of his domestic issues
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getting the covert relief funds through the senate and congress and as a result seem to not want to touch this issue mindful of the political capital it would. utilize and consume that administration felt the need for other issues it appears that we are past that now because not just on this issue but on some other issues they're now moving forward to signal their standing is that they want to quickly get back in to the suited peers that some of the 1st domestic matters that they needed to attend to are now past them and as a result they're shifting their focus to this issue which is much welcome because there's not much time left the iranian elections are very soon and this needs to get done before to iran yes are slowly and there pre election mood and atmosphere and it will be asking more about that in a moment but i do want to say china clearly has vested interests in these talks as well when i play a sound bite from it the chinese foreign affairs a spokesperson and we can pick up the conversation again. really the iran's nuclear situation is at
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a critical stage china has always maintained an impartial position and played a constructive role it will actively participate in the conference to consolidate the opinions of all parties and to pull the agreement about leave which initiate a question so try to address this for me if you can why is china so interested in reviving this agreement. well china together with the europeans the russians and others were paul are of the original agreement and it's important to them that there is no proliferation of nuclear weapons in the middle east it's also important to them that there is no war between the united states and iran has it would destabilize the region 40 percent of china's energy is coming from the persian gulf the same is true for the europeans and the russians what i think we are seeing however there is a higher profile of the chinese compared to 6 years ago they seem to be more willing to push and put pressure on the parties to get movement and i'm not entirely clear as to why that is but i think it may have something to do with the
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fact that there is also now more tensions between the united states and china than there was before because some of the things that the chinese have said and done so far is to put pressure on the by the ministration to start paying right attention to this issue and move faster so i think they see this as an opportunity in that regard but i want to return to the elections that you mentioned that are coming up in june in iran how much time pressure does that create i mean is that really going to be a make or break moment if elect if they're unable to come to an agreement before those elections. both sides can pretend that this is not that critical but it absolutely is critical because it is quite likely not entirely certain but quite likely that the next iranian president may be a hard liner that much like trump in 2016 will run on a platform criticizing in opposing the nuclear deal right now you have in the us and in iran 2 administrations they were actually the same ones that negotiated this
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deal 6 years ago and to get the movement that is necessary while these people are still there they still have you know familiarity with each other it makes everything much easier but also because both of them want to get back into the uk we do not know for certain what the next iranian administration will want to or not and as deep we deeper we get into the iranian election season the higher to risk also is that because of political issues on the iranian side it will be more posturing by chatter on that will be highly unhelpful for the negotiations so we've already lost frankly 2 months that it's critical that this will happen that this movement happens much faster not to proceed from the quincy institute for responsible state craft in washington d.c. thank you so much for coming on a day strike or any. and if the show will go on in new york some theaters and concert halls are set to reopen tonight for the 1st time since closing their doors almost a year ago audiences of up to 100 people will be allowed to watch indoors or up to
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200 in outdoor venues and while some new york politicians are concerned about loosening coronavirus restrictions to send many performers are excited to bring their talents back on stage. on. the virus can't stop the music and the virus can't stop the dancing that was a message from broadway performers in times square back on march the 12th. of may we all be back together again soon inside a theater a blaze with light and creativity passion strength and purpose. because i know we will. and you know what one day may we never have to wear these for again masks ago.
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it was more a message of hope than intent naki years since new york gatherings of more than 500 people shattering the city's vibrant theater scene. performers have gone creative ways to entertain their audiences. the steinway and strings. to be seen and social distancing in a cramped store front window. the eagle audience outside on the sidewalk. it's wonderful york is always like that they always improvise something bad. rally and they come back a. good being behind the glass was only ever a substitute for the real thing. it really is exactly like being in a fish because we feel. you know way a little disconnected. and a little insular. is new york cautiously tests
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a return to the dazzle of broadway preponderant make the hope is that vaccines and tests could yet herald a large scale reopening by the fall. and we're going to speak now to christopher howard he is an actor and a dancer who joins me now from new york thank you so much for joining us 1st of all i just want to ask you what this last year has actually been like for you personally. well i was on a broadway touring show when the pandemic started and we actually ended up closing the show in march of 2020 so the company and of sending us home. delayed the show for a few weeks kept trying to push back which back and ultimately closed the show so myself in a bunch of my other colleagues both in broadway shows in new york and touring companies around the whole country have lost their jobs and have been unable to work in over a year and so this reopening that you are then going to be able to start working again to see that on your horizon. for me particularly no because the show i was
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doing has closed permanently because of the financial impacts of the pandemic so unfortunately no i do not have a show job to go back to at this moment some of my colleagues do have a broadway productions to go back to in new york but broadway theaters are not opening yet as of today we know that new york state is allowing 33 percent capacity and some of their performance venues the broadway theaters have not yet begun to open some smaller regional theaters some off broadway theaters might gradually reopening within the coming weeks but no broadway production specifically are scheduled to open until at least october ok so it's not all the venue is taking this opportunity to reopen and i want to ask you new york state currently does have the 3rd highest rate of coronavirus cases in the country per capita you know what safety measures are going to be in place to ensure that your colleagues are able to stay safe while they work. well for any broad reproductions of the actors are
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covered under the actor's equity association which is the actors union here in the united states and they're ramping up a lot of protocols for the producers of the shows that they're required to follow in order to employ these productions that includes testing and includes a modifying spaces that includes modifying staging of productions to encourage social distancing our union is also advocating for arts funding because the more funding the arts can have the more we can test we can modify or spaces we can make sure that you know casts crews orchestras audience members are all safe and healthy and of course we're encouraging everyone to i get a vaccine as soon as they're eligible absolutely and for the audience members who are going to these shows and aside from presumably wearing masks are there any other hygiene measures in place. there are still encouraging social distancing in the venue so even though there are some entertainment venues or at 33 percent capacity they will be socially just and audience members will be just since masks of course will be required. again the more the sooner people get vaccinations the
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sooner we can get back to work now i'm sorry to hear that you've lost your job in this pandemic as a result but trying to look for a silver lining of some sorts did you find that your colleagues were and that the industry as a whole in any way kind of made some advancements it toward making online theatre as exciting as the real thing you know to make it more accessible to people who might be watching from home. yes absolutely there's been a lot of opportunities during an endemic for people to participate and zoom on skype and do readings of plays to do concert versions of shows and we see now it's you that some broadway productions have been recorded and they're being released to platforms like disney plus like netflix for example the died in a broadway musical of that scheduled to reopen december 1st is coming out on netflix before it reopens on broadway so that will be coming out october 1st on netflix for people to watch around the country before they can come see it again in the theater and what's really great about
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a lot of these life productions to these record productions that are being put on zoom months even on netflix is that a lot of them raise money they're used as a charity event to raise money for the actors fund for broadway cares equity fights aids to help people like us who are unemployed right fantastic christopher howard thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us until they have chorus thank you. can turn our attention a back here to germany now where fear and frustration are growing as coronavirus cases increase in number authorities reported nearly 22000 new infections on friday even though germans have lived in some form of lockdown since last year our correspondent lay on a fine how much to ask people in berlin to describe the government's pandemic management as take a listen to what they had to say confusing this is pretty chaotic good. given the coup for compliance of. it's
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difficult for everyone terrible. these berliners are not alone according to the monthly national survey. from the polling institute in fact test team up 79 percent of germans are critical of all the countries managing the crisis it's the highest number since the start of the pandemic only 24 percent are ok with the measures as they are about the same say they go too far while half of germans think current measures are not restrictive enough the country is in the middle of its 3rd wave of the pandemic the number of new infections exponentially with a highly contagious u.k. virus varian now dominant but the vaccination test been slow and the chancellor and state premiers can't seem to agree on a course of action. so many people are so frustrated with the government that maybe they have better ideas of how to handle the pandemic if you were to ask. what would
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you do differently. i actually i would look to countries like. or singapore or even thailand you know and just. what the different. nobody likes like a hard lock down the takes a lot of quality of life away from a lot of people it makes people feel lonely and. to deal with that with very well from the start opening it up for open discussion letting the ideas come back and go and go back and forth and finding out which is the best idea that's what i would do i would get us mad max in the nation as possible for like everyone . just to make everyone feel safe and feel like we can get out of this because it doesn't look like like it's going to be over soon and that's really frustrating. a lot of ideas for the chancellor her party is under pressure to show
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a way for what if elections were this sunday the conservatives would only get 27 percent of the votes 6 percentage points down from one month ago. party still has some time to prove it can get it right until september when germany's general elections are held. and thousands of germans have traveled to the spanish island of my yorka for easter break for many it's practically an annual tradition of but german officials are warning against overseas vacations because of the danger of spreading the current virus our reporter philip schultz is lucky enough to be on assignment there he finds out from tourists and locals whether all the fun is worth the risk slowly but surely client is filling up with choice again this is where most germans who book a trip to majorca over easter choose to stay restaurant owners are policed every day beach bars open up their outdoor terraces. but it's not just the beach that's
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popular activity has picked up at doctors' offices as well starting this week tourists must get tested for corona virus before returning to germany. you have various options you can make an appointment at the airport then you don't have to wait at all but you pay more as far as i know there are also 2 other places near here where you can take a test so personally i don't think it's all that bad to be honest we won't be doing this again it was nice to get away for a few days but the hoops we have to jump through to return and the fear that comes with being tested is too much what if it comes back positive the whole thing is just exhausting and. despite virus fears the island expects more than 40000 german guest this easter but things look completely different in my glue for just a few kilometers away normally this location is firmly in the hands of british
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vacationers but unlike the germans they're not allowed to travel at the moment. those who do face hefty fines so the mood in the town is clung. 50 to 60 percent of the businesses here will have to close completely. it's simply become impossible to pay rent without any revenue. right now the infection rate on the yorker remains low but it has been slowly rising some fear that the island will soon close again completely power rodriguez comments on the back and forth between reopening tourist attractions and re imposing restrictions with his biting characters in new york his local newspapers for him the pandemic has shown that mass tourism on the island is a thing of the past. it's like a medicine the right dose is great but too much is dangerous and used to work well on the island but then suddenly 5 times as many tourists came many in the tourism
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industry are exploited in the eighty's it was better less tourism leads to a better quality of life. in the meantime several hotels on the island have already been converted into quarantine accommodations and this is where some german vacationers who tested positive are staying they are required to wait at least 2 weeks before they are allowed to return to germany. well christians around the world are marking the easter holy week for the 2nd here in a row the pandemic means the celebrations are more muted than usual jerusalem's old city is normally packed with visitors from overseas now it's mostly local christians and they can at least take part in some services. us every step and the perpetration of these special cookies for easter is where we her sister and i knew about them key is hosting family and friends at home in east jerusalem after
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a year of restrictions coming together feels even more special everyone here is next in a tit that makes it easier to keep the tradition of making. a sweet maid of similar lena and filled with walnuts dates or mr chose this year we're happy to be together for this ok's. this is after this and up i cherish because it's passed from generation to generation this yr because of where are the food and everything we managed to be together 'd last year unfortunately couldn't we were just maybe 5 that there would cross out that with each other so we were able to do it. still everyone is cautious the method of preparing the sweets for the shape symbolizing the thorny ground jesus war and despond stepped in vinegar is handed down from generation to generation. drusilla old city is the center of easter
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celebrations for palestinian christians and usually for visitors from all over the world the church of the holy separate career is believed to be the site of jesus' crucifixion his tomb and resurrection last year it was close several times because of the pandemic this year it's also very quiet here with mainly local christians visiting foreign tourists are not allowed back. so for us last year was difficult because we couldn't celebrate and a nice way now there's a sense of looking forward to practice our rituals and go back to the holy places of the work of the called those i had people were really looking forward to go out during the year we had just stayed home and how important it is to celebrate together we really missed it or not we're not good on our last easter church services were limited to clerical stuff and streamed online for the communities.
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but now those who have been vaccinated can attend and post nec and. this year's people can criticize page in person and on the mass this is an even more beautiful challenge because we can celebrate their participation and we want to see people face to face who want to look into their eyes because we want them to live this experience together with obama bought. back in the house the 1st batch of cookies is ready it's a welcome return to beloved easter traditions and a celebration of the gradual return to normal life. that was the day but don't forget the conversation doesn't stop here you can find us on twitter either at the w news or you can all meet at airports thanks much for joining us have a great weekend.
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