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2 centuries. present to hoaxes. and who's behind. the just the behavior is an example of the world. manufacturing ignorance george went on w. this is huge news and these are the top stories from a minneapolis police officer derek shows and has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of george floyd he was found guilty on all 3 counts 7 killed floyd's a black man when he was filmed pressing his knee on floyd's neck the mud response global protests against racism and police brutality. chad's army has announced that president idriss deby has died just
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a day off the he won elections for a 6th term in office he was killed while visiting back while he was busy seen troops battling rebels in the north of the country debbie sun has been named as interim linda but the rebels are rejecting the transition from. the hughes medical regulator has given the green lights to johnson and johnson's covert 1000 vaccine despite a possible link to red gulf thoughts the a.m.a. says the benefits outweigh the risks but that's a warning should be added to the vaccine abel's this is g.w. news live from but then you can find much more news on our web site d w dot com. on monday germany's greens presented their chancellor candidate for the september
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election and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive today chancellor angela merkel's conservatives presented their candidate in the reaction was overwhelmingly underwhelming arming lush it today won the backing of his party's leadership but a 3rd did not vote for it does he have what it takes to lead the conservatives to victory and to fill the shoes of uncle americal he says yes but he'll have to convince many in his own party 1st that what they have in him is a winner and not a mistake i'm bringing off in berlin this is the day. i know that some people would have preferred a different result. i think at the time he's not my type and i don't see him miss this is science if he did that i am hoping for and that we might meet. the kids as
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of now what counts is which kharkiv has the sense to ideas for the future of our country that's lambdas. well i would have preferred so i don't think national succeeds and become chon stuff comes at the. done is const i mean law should be the chancellor counted it over all parties. also coming up sweden has one of the highest corona virus infection rates in western europe and yet it has shunned walk downs and never mandated wearing face masks tonight we look at sweden's pandemic past the path that many say should not have been taken. if they make it more tight that everyone should make it and should weigh a mask that would be very important maybe we could have passed on life through. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states into all of you around the world welcome we begin the day with the battered and bruised can that if he wants to become germany's next chancellor
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on monday night the leadership in chancellor angela merkel's conservative c.d.u. party voted in favor of making their leader arming law shit their chancellor candidate ahead of the national election in september the decision came after a week of wrangling between la shit and the other conservative who wanted to be the chancellor candidate but very in gov mark whose zuda law should and serve spent the past week fighting against each other details from their closed door meetings were often leaked making an unpleasant situation that much more unpleasant wash it emerged the winner a week winner wash it heads the conservative c.d.u. party yet a 3rd of the party's leadership did not vote for him to be the chancellor candidate one reason his unimpressive polling numbers among all voters if arming lush it wants to take the reins from uncle americal in september he has a lot of convincing to do among the voters and among his own party members. he
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cannot victorious from the conservative policy now i mean lush said wants to focus on battling the potties. he appeared say what counts from now on is which party has the best ideas to serve our country's future for me or to just base who can pull together the best team to deal with the challenges we're facing or disappear and that's why our party union this cd you and see is you need to head into this election campaign is a team this city you will not win this without this year's you and vice versa. team that from now on will be led by him in lash it back to ally carnival king and committed to a strong europe the 60 year old has been state premier of north wind of a scaly germany's most populous state for 4 years and was elected c.d.u. party leader in january. born in the western city of often close to the dutch and
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belgian borders russia just a former member of the european parliament and fluent in french for the most part his politics are moderate and have really reflect positions. the long and bruising power struggle within the conservative alliance only came to an end when his very and rival pulled out of the race i mean russia called i mean lushington congratulated him also offered him our full support in what i believe will be the extremely difficult election campaign ahead of us we will support him without any sense of resentment and with all of our strength i speak for myself as well as for my party this year's your love of. the support of german voters however is something i mean i should will have to work hard for in recent polls the majority do not believe he has what it takes to lead europe's biggest economy. as if he apparently is not my type and i don't see him as this incisive leader that i am
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hoping for and that we might need. i'm fos his just the other way around he's not determined enough interesting to. me that conservatives andriy handling it well now they finally have a candidate but they don't even have a program what kind of procedure is that it's like getting a driver's license but there's no car anymore. is 5 months ahead of germany's federal elections i mean less that now faces an uphill battle to defend the chancellery against the greens and succeed america. or political correspondents i mean young joins me now simon has been following our mean lusha on a rough and tumble way to becoming the conservative chancellor candidates good evening to you simon someone said that among the conservatives there was no best choice for chancellor candidate they referred to army blush it today as the cd use
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2nd best choice is that what he is. well brant certainly he is as you mentioned the 2nd most popular in the polls of the 2 men who applied for the job but just to give a little bit of context what normally happens in an election year is that both of these conservative parties get behind whoever is the c.d.u. leader and backs them to become german chancellor and in the past when that hasn't happened it's easily worked out badly for the conservatives so why didn't get immediate support will it comes down to this question of his popularity and indeed his personality i mean lash is not the sort of politician who easily lends a soundbite or who can sort of sway any crowd just with the force of the way he speaks he he's often a bit bumbling he gets caught up in the details and seems uncertain at times in
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front of a microphone and during the pandemic for instance he's tried to strike out on his own he wanted to open up things rather more quickly than many members of the german public he seemed like a man he wanted to sort of set his own plan and paradoxically it seemed a bit weak. as a result and unfortunately from him last year he had a strong contender a much more popular contender in the bavarian leader marcos but having said all that it's now won he won 3 to become c.d.u. later in january now he's he's won this battle if he can have some positive news in the months going ahead here in the campaign maybe he can assert himself more clearly and we know simon that army law should he was never groomed by chancellor angela merkel to be next in line and that says a lot considering that merkel has had 16 years to possibly think about who will follow her her party the c.d.u.
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was not going into the campaign on a very strong footing how much is to blame here. well cause grooming he's difficult because the incumbent leader never wants to bring anyone on too clearly that they might undermine their own position but i think the any leader any conservative leader wanting to become chancellor has to think about what the legacy of angle americal means for them it may well be a question that plays with the votes has come in time in september it is sort of so it's a be a continuity candidate but also say that he's he stands for reform and something new so a bit of both i think i'm glad machall has stayed out of this competition but you're right it's a rocky start that may be a footnote as i say if can convince people that he's he's what the country needs and in particular if that is positive news on the pandemic. i mean young with the
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leaves tonight here in berlin simon is always think you. president injuries debbie of chad has died just a day after winning elections which secured him a 6th term in office he was reportedly killed while visiting troops on the frontline of a battle against a rebel group in the north the army has named davies son as interim head of state but the rebels have rejected that transition they are valen to march on the capital . residents of chad reacted with this belief to the televised announcement of president idriss debby's death. martial of chad idriss deby it know as he did every time when the republic's institutions were seriously threatened not to go to heroic lead in a combat operation against terrorists who had come from libya. he was injured in
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the engagement and died after being brought back to. the news came just hours after he was declared the winner of the country's presidential election on april 11th. that would have been the long term leader's 6th term in office but. it's sad news. that the presidential election took place calmly. and just a day after they announced his when they announced his death. all over this news is very surprising. on a human level it is touching the water but there are rumors that the information disseminated by the transition council is false no. it was
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a hoax. it is not known why debbie would have visited the frontline or participated in the clashes the exact circumstances of his death remain unclear and some observers question the military's narrative. following the announcement the military council deployed the army around the capital and imposed a curfew it also just solve the country's government and parliament and named debbie's 38 year old son as transitional leader he has the lead presidential guard that oversaw. his father security. debbie was among the world's longest serving leaders but the herders son took the classic path to power through the army in 1990 his rebel forces overthrew that then president in the coup. doing his 30 year rule he became a key ally of the west and supplied weaponry and soldiers to the anti jihadist campaign in the south region his unexpected death could spell the beginning of
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a new period of uncertainty and the deeply troubled region. the u.s. embassy in moscow says ambassador john sullivan is returning to washington for what it called consultations it's another sign of rising tensions connected to a long list of disputes between washington and moscow there's the alleged russian meddling in u.s. elections to help the kremlin critic alexina balding and the recent massing of russian troops along the ukrainian border as it has done before ukraine is asking the u.s. and europe for a joint response ukraine's foreign minister dimitri labor wants more western economic sanctions against russia and he says the time to act is running out predicting that more than $120000.00 russian soldiers will be near his country's border by the end of the week ukraine's military has begun reinforcing its border
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presence here's the country's foreign minister earlier today. the cost of preventing the russia fill the escalation will always be lower than the cost of stopping it and mitigating its consequences and i hope our friends and partners understand that. it is way more effective to clearly make moscow understand that a new stage of aggression will have dire consequences for russia. international isolation and painful economic sanctions. well what can we realistically expect from the west especially from the u.s. now that joe biden is president let's bring in jonathan katz from the german marshall fund he joins me tonight from washington it's good to see you again jonathan. what does washington make of the buildup of russian troops near the border with ukraine well i think there's a deep concern in washington about the build up it's not only on the dons boss but
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it's also in the black sea see it as of crimea and i think there's increased concern of course today you saw that u.s. ambassador is coming back to washington for consultations the u.s. has been very clear that he deescalate this situation and i think that if washington were taking it taking it very seriously right now that this is the biggest military buildup they've seen since 2014 and i think everybody including both in washington brussels on the european side is taking it very seriously what can u.s. president biden do even with his allies because at the end of the day he you know ukraine is not a member of nato. that's that's true and the president has said that the u.s. nato will not get involved militarily again this is about diplomacy it's about bringing russia to the conclusion that their actions if they decide to take it in in ukraine
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and it gets ukraine would be against its interests and so right now there's lots of consultations back and forth minister of foreign affairs of ukraine is correct that the u.s. does have tools in its tool belt including sanctions it can accelerate ukraine's nato membership process as well further excel rating your atlantic integration for ukraine bringing it closer and so those are some of the things that we're seeing right now we are already saw last week with an introduction of new sanctions focused on a number of items which you mentioned the beginning including response u.s. elections response to concerns about headhunting and afghanistan's concerns about cyber cyber wins as well these are things that i think that the administration is contemplating right now thinking about but i think what we want to see right now in washington i think elsewhere is the escalation and unfortunately moscow in the kremlin is moving in the wrong direction well jonathan why should you grain believe
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president biden when he says that there will be consequences if russia moves against ukraine biden also said that there would be consequences for saudi arabia over the murder of journalist jamal coup shogi and the world is still waiting for those consequences. yeah look the this administration from day one has said that it was going to hold russia accountable for action that took place over the last several years including i mention the cyber intrusion but also the elections have to ferrets afghanistan and so it actually has a proven record of introducing sanctions and responding to actions taken by the kremlin that we're not only talking about what's taking place on ukraine's borders but we're also talking about what's taking place internally at russia as well and so i think there will be a response from the united states and from u.s. partners including in europe to what's taking place and that has happened before it
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happened even post 2014 when action was taken in crimea and in the ws for the us responded with sanctions and really led the effort to i think to push back on criminal actions that so i expect that it will take place in addition the u.s. has already under this administration continue to provide weapons to ukraine and that's something that's important it's not only the united states that's doing that but it's other nato partners of the united states that are working to support ukraine security. jonathan want to talk about alliances in a moment but 1st i want to listen in to what german chancellor angela merkel said today had a council of europe video conference take a listen. to and. i have the impression that with north stream 2 we may be waging a conflict and that isn't much wind and touches upon the question of the extent to which we want to trade with russia especially in the energy sector by dutch and
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that the here from germany has decided to build new and strange to me but it's a political battle that many see differently and. didn't feed on the the in jonathan americal in the past has regarded nord stream too as a matter of energy policy not a matter of geopolitics do you hear her beginning to shift her stance there. there is a number of items that berlin is increasingly concerned about one is clearly the situation on the border with ukraine where the chancellor has been clear about the need to deescalate and to step back but i also think the situation with with leading opposition figure valby is also of deep concern should germany the fact that right now he cannot get the middle of medical attention that he needs he is one of over several 100 political prisoners in russia right now so i think there's
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a whole host of actions that russia does russia has taken there are deep concern to the german government nordstrom to is one of those issues that's been on the table between transatlantic allies it's something that i know that the biting administration cares deeply about president biden has said that he opposes north stream to the u.s. congress has spoken loudly on this and so there is a potential on both sides if any action is taken you can see a shift possible shift in the german government and i expect that the u.s. will continue to push hard of this issue if germany were to hold. to jonathan would that strengthen or weaken the western alliance these would be russia well i think that you know the position has been out of concern about energy security in europe and about being reliant on russia as an energy supplier a supplier that in the past has cut off. energy resources when it suited its needs
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so i think from the perspective of the u.s. i think absolutely the north stream to project not going forward is seen as something that's positive been important for us in transatlantic security and energy security so absolutely. you mentioned the kremlin critic alexina of all that he is in a hospital now after being transferred from his prison cell do you think western pressure had anything to do with that. but 1st of all i have 00 confidence that mr putin the kremlin will do the right thing in terms mr ball these health i think there's many people here come to the conclusion that they would like to see that mr putin would like to see him dead and so i think there's no confidence here because his doctors and others and not allowed in and so right now are relying on the kremlin which is locking luckier political prisoners like mr vantine for this type of support this is the same government it just several months
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ago tried to poison and kill the leading opposition figures so i think that it's really it's important for the u.s. and others to keep focus on this all right jonathan katz with the german marshall fund joining us tonight from washington as always jonathan we appreciate your time in your insights thank you absolutely. for most european countries have been relying on measures such as lockdowns mask mandates and travel bans to keep infections down during the pandemic but sweden has taken a different path led by top epidemiologist under-stated know who does not agree with lockdowns now that's turned the country into and away says freedom of sorts but sweden is now seeing a surge in corona virus cases health authorities are urging people to follow their recommendations but will they listen to the w.'s teri schultz reports. sweden seen as the land of sweet liberty for those chief ing against coronavirus
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closures curfews and mandatory masks while most of europe has been in various stages of lockdown over the last year swedes have been skiing shopping dining and drinking restrictions in swedish restaurants mean giving customers space and closing at 8 pm i think we have taken away a round hole for the tables so we have one bank gun jimmy head waiter at the concern and restaurant in stockholm says sweden's done it right. it's. even learn from czech republic they come or taking it we were a case. just creative freedom the architect of this model state epidemiologist anders techno basically the same as many other countries produce it sounds like a different way of trying to do things sweden has tried maybe a bit more than not assist to pinpoint what to do we need to close. different way
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has seen sweden record a far higher death toll than its closest neighbors finland and norway a comparison he rejects they all flyers sweden. very much more true belgium or stray even germany and sweden this among the $5.00 to $10.00 countries for at least excess mortality is in europe but sweden's care homes in particular were hit hard last year and still now hospitals warn intensive care units are nearly overwhelmed in december even the king said he thought the strategy had failed but tenuous stands by his recommendations he says the only problem with them is that people don't follow them take masks for example understand doesn't believe they're very effective so on public transportation writers are urged but not required to mask up during rush hours few appear to do. so some feel that's
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a failure of the government's 1000 communications strategy at least journalism professor christian christianson says the lax approach to mask wearing exposes inequalities in swedish society in danger especially minorities you're seeing people who are probably in lower paying jobs service industry jobs must take public transportation there on park trains in the morning day in day out with hundreds of people in a small container i think it's reasonable to ask like you know might that not be a possible public health problem if they make it more tight that everyone should make it and should wear a mask that would be very important maybe we could have spent some life through a new emergency law gives the government temporary power to impose a lockdown but it hasn't been used well polls show some swedes have lost faith in their country's approach to stuff lloyd blood isn't one of them he still trusts in ender's ted now here a person like this different kind of way and crisis in the world we did it in
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a way where people still could have there are a lot of different for me freedom is really important i grew blood support isn't likely to fade quickly last year he immortalized the epidemiologist on his epidermis. on his epidermis well the day is almost done but the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter news or you can follow me of t.v. again remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see you then everybody.
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