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this is the w.'s live from berlin u.s. president joe biden delivers his 1st speech to a joint session of congress biden said south america's return to a politics of international cooperation saying no one nation can succeed alone. also coming up a gauntlet saying of all your peers in public for the 1st time since the russian opposition leader and is in nearly month long hunger strike. india sets another world a record in daily new coronavirus cases pushing its health system far beyond its
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limits. plus using a dance as a form of resistance to mark international day of dance we meet a man in brazil combining 2 very different styles to break down barriers for the l.g. beauty community. as welcome to the program u.s. president joe biden has pitched his proposals for what he calls a once in a generation investment in america in his 1st speech to congress last year as president he outlined sweeping plans to increase wages and invest in infrastructure to create more jobs he also stressed the need for the u.s. to reassert its place in the world saying it must show its adversaries that democracy still works.
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joe biden spent decades in the u.s. congress as a senator. he was back with an ambitious program that could see him becoming a transformational u.s. president. would be back. he began by drawing attention to the historic fact that for the 1st time ever the 2 people behind him where women madame speaker madame vice president. thank you thank you. as never said those words from this podium no president ever said those words. then a grim summary of his 1st 100 days combined with a note of optimism 100 days since i took the oath of office and left in my hand off our family bible and heard a nation we all do that was in crisis the worst pandemic of the century
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the worst economic crisis since the great depression the worst attack on our democracy since the civil war now after just 100 days i can report to the nation america is the move again. offering a wide ranging vision of jobs prosperity and a new era of big government with big spending plans biden said he would pay for it all with higher taxes on corporations and the super rich continue in a cycle growth things worse 20000000 americans lost their job in the pandemic working the middle class americans at the same time roughly 650000000000. saw their net worth increase by more than one trillion dollars in the same exact period my fellow americans trickle down. trickle down economics is never
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were there is time to grow the economy from the bottom in the middle out. on international policy biden focused on adversaries russia and china linking america's ability to conjure them to the success of his domestic policy agenda. america's movie moving forward but we can't stop now. we're in competition with china and other countries to win the 21st century we're great inflection point in history. the circumstances of biden's speech were unlike any previous presidential address members of congress were mosques and were seated apart because of pandemic restrictions. well i'm now joined by. the german government coordinator of trans atlantic corporation and a member of the german bundestag mr buyer that have been the high hopes for a reset of germany u.s. relations on the buy you've said this time it's time to build the so-called new
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west what do you mean by that. yeah. i think these window of opportunity to build and new west to reassure the transatlantic alliance is already there in the middle of it all may be in the 1st part of that what do i mean concretely i think it's now the chance and also the responsibility more than ever before that we over here in europe together with the american friends on the other side of the atlantic have to define politics where can we do jointly things together for example when it comes to a joint transatlantic china policy joint transatlantic politics. towards russia that is something that we should address rather sooner than later you mentioned russia there's north stream to the gas pipeline as being constructed
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right now between russia and germany the u.s. is opposed to it germany is still pushing forward with it is there any compromise inside. you know i think we should also those including myself wish a hope for a more middle or a fake style with regards to north stream to the new by demonstration you know what we were like disillusioned so i think we can't respond with the with the same arguments and the same stat and men are from this idea of the land and now and with the new administration i want to be an enabler think we need to in april this new start off the transatlantic relations what do i mean by that it has proved that congress congress especially is is still very much tough on russia and he clearly does not seem to pipeline project i think we should. have a at least temporary stop to finishing this pipeline it's the 2nd strain of
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a pipeline that has already existing although it's all almost finished but it is a dropsical still it is major obstacle it has not gone away so i wanted a window of up and to start never affect talks negotiations with the guardian nazi to between the americans and the europeans and maybe or even to really a great and a whole package with regard to a joint russian politics including down wall street to what temporary stop to north stream to what would need to change to finish it then. i think. without knowing how these talks look i don't know that there are a lot of the very top level there are talks across the atlantic already but not coming up with any kind of solution so far so maybe there's a good start as we as we speak now but what i could well imagine is that week
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we could talk and maybe even agree about conditions conditions put on a completion of the pipeline and i was always saying also in my parliament in my busan speeches. too even if this damn things is being finished at one point in the future which i did and of the flowing getting at i don't know i think we really have to make it clear to the russians to the kremlin that we were what under which circumstances with regards to transparency how they get their gas out of out of the russian soil for example how they treat vonnie case how russian politics is regard to ukraine again i am i am advocating for a whole transatlantic package was going to being only 'd one element of that it was the kremlin i think that is super important that we don't waste any more time and
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again once again is an obstacle for that so far it's about germany's coordinator of trans atlantic cooperation thank you very much thank you so much and a great day. now as take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world former new york mayor rudy giuliani's home and office in manhattan have been raided us federal agents are ramping up the investigation into his ukrainian business dealings the lawyer of former president donald trump ours been under scrutiny for several years . germany's climate law is insufficient according to the country's highest court is ruled that the government must set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond 20 thirties several environmental activists argued that the current law threatens their future because it doesn't go far enough. police in germany have detained a 51 year old woman on suspicion of killing 4 people at
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a home for the disabled in the city of pottstown near berlin a 5th person was found the serious injuries the exact events and circumstances are still unclear. russia's opposition leader lives in a valley has appeared in public for the 1st time since ending in the early months long hunger strike in jailed the kremlin critic appeared via video link for illegal hearing on a slander case reporters inside the courtroom say in a volley appears to have lost a significant amount of weight. well for more on the moscow correspondent and tilton. his appearance in corbin live. well as he was saying he appeared via video link in a court today and it was the 1st time we actually got a good look at the man's and he began and his hunger strike earlier in the week now based on his own admission is lost well more than 10 kilograms during his 3 week hunger strike and says because of the effects of that hunger strike he's only able
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to eat a few spoonfuls of porridge each day now he is answering ahmed actually this is part of a slander conviction he received earlier this year and you know he's used the appearance to basically. again soapbox a little and talk a little bit about you know is proportional situation in the country but at the moment he did. appear to be a very i was an incredible amount of weight over the last 3 weeks or so the russian authorities meanwhile tightening their grip on the volleys organization what happened today. well and that really does seem to be you know the major news of the day i mean he and his organization is anti-corruption foundation are facing an incredible amount of legal pressure from the russian government now and they are in the process of being labeled an extremist organization and that could in effect banned their work throughout the country one of his key allies. volkova actually admitted that they're going to have to close their organizational offices throughout the country saying that their work has become almost impossible now at
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the scene time prosecutors have opened a new case against alexina ball and they choose from a founding am an organization which harms the rights of russian citizens and that is in connection to his anti-corruption toned ation and that could bring fresh jail time for him when he's already serving several years in prison so really at the moment it seems like there's an increasing amount of pressure against him and his organization coming from the russian government. and moscow that thank you for this op ed. thank you. india has set another record in corona virus cases the rate of exponential growth there is vastly surpassing the spread of the virus anywhere else in the world as of the 6th of april india reported more than 115000 new cases 10 days later daily cases surged to more than 230000 now in the past 24 hours they have been nearly 380000 new infections some say the true number could be much higher as india's health system has become
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overwhelmed with seriously ill patients. a covert 19 ward in a hospital in delhi this hospital like so many full to overflowing medical staff stretched to the limit some falling ill with the disease themselves one reality in india's coronavirus emergency and here's another woman receives oxygen outside a sikh temple. she's not alone there's no room for these people in delhi's emergency wards relatives are left to cope with severely ill patients by themselves one woman describes her mother situation. it's the one we teased having once been and now she is not really big for the looks infatuation was in yesterday in the night it became 6 pm now it is. a long line outside the supply of people doing what they can to save their loved ones some get the oxygen they need.
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for there isn't enough to go around. saying go home and if someone is dying there then let them they have nothing to do with our pain they have no one in their house who's ill. the state of delhi is reporting one death from covert 19 every 4 minutes and the hospitals can't cope with the growing numbers of patients so the commission grounds are struggling to cope with the rising number of deaths. the funeral pyre a burning day and night. delhi is one hotspot of india's covert 1000 emergency maharashtra state in the city of mumbai is another here vaccination centers run out of supplies on wednesday india is one of the biggest producers of vaccines but it doesn't have enough to vaccinate the next 600000000 people who will become eligible for the job. that attending is that injections are
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not available as vaccines have not arrived i registered to come here 3 days ago i came all the way across the city and now they tell me so they've given me a helpline number and told me to try again tomorrow. amid the 1st ration of suffering this 105 year old man and his 95 year old wife has survived a covert 19 infection the family says they want that story to give hope to others for many fighting the disease hope and prayers are all they have to help them. from mumbai i'm now joined by dr lancelot pinto he's appalled and ologist sent up an email or just from the p.d. in due to hospital we are in the middle of a very very destructive pandemic could this situation have been prevented by the indian government i think we underestimated the magnitude of what we're seeing right now i think we've got
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a very short by the fact that the numbers decreased significantly in the month of december january i think it was a false sense of reassurance that if we had gone through all the festivals that we did at the end of the go without experiencing so just the worst was behind us and therefore we good lord our god you could be could be a little more liberal in the precautions that we have taken over the last year i think that was a mistake so you think the the so-called super spreader events are behind this and the government could have done nothing to prevent that and i think all of us collectively let our guard down and you know even the super spreader events and people could have chosen not to go through that but that just didn't happen because i think it crossed the border it was the sense of thought that the worst was behind us that we have moved forward we have conquered or not a certain level and i think that definitely contributed. so how important in this recent spike is the new variant that india is seeing. so i think this
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new badge and which has so to describe mutations one some little ones in california and the other one from south africa. and brazil seems to be a lot more contagious a lot more infectious than we only have a idea and so whereas oh you know we would see one individual not doing the family get infected this time around most of this ng entire families and out of work spaces get infected so it's definitely more transmissible than go on we also get a feeling that it tends to cause them more stronger immune inflammation just so people are tending to have fevers for a longer period of time people tend to be a little sick for a long period of fame but whether it's more lethal or not they're not really sure about that what about possible resistance to existing vaccines do we do know anything about that. so i think the in vitro studies the lab studies which have been done for both the vaccines available in india don't look promising it looks
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like both of those vaccines should continue to remain effective against the new variants are however you know at the in vitro studies may not necessarily correlate with the but the studies among people and i think i will tell us that. from the p.d. hospital in mumbai thank you very much for the time thank you get hooked. and here are some of the other developments in the pandemic germany's health minister again sponsors there has been a slight reduction in new cases here but the change is not yet significant enough to end current restrictions europe has now recorded more than $50000000.00 coronavirus infections that's about one 3rd of the total number of cases worldwide that according to the world health organization the speed at which the pandemic is spreading is accelerating in many parts of the world w.h.o. officials are calling for equal access to vaccines and vaccine makers medina says
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it is ramping up global manufacturing new production lines are being brought online in europe and elsewhere aiming to create 3000000000 shots by 2022. china has launched the core module of its 1st permanent space station rocket carrying the module blasted into space on the 1st of 11 missions needed to complete and to crew those station by the end of next year when finished it will rival the only other space station circling our planet the international space station or i.s.a.'s. for more on that let's bring in stephanie paladin she is a research are on economics and global security and i should see her on this war right now but i am not. you know i think i see you right now as the father. tell us more about this more you why is it
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significant for china china's space program. well it's a it's a very very important to because it's not the 1st the 1st station that china us alone should actually it's the 3rd one but the other 2 were prototypes and this one in syria very out thing is a is a modular space station of their generation the under kind of the i s s and their action meter and it's becoming their parent al pacino lower orbit so yes this is a very very important so what are china's ambitions and space is this just a prestige project or is it more. i think it's much more than that china is investing a lot in the space for additional right now because you realize that it's not just a matter of national or prestige your power it's also about giving its own contribution to this space this science or and he said that should chinese national
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the i s s u 2nd body part and the sense of the science and technology that can bring bring home and we also need to remember that china has been a secluded by participating in the u.s.s.r. so does that there are very important what you need each one of them are to actually make sure they become. a space man power in space so over the last decade we've seen a lot of activity with regard to space exploration would you call this and this also this launch of trying a space station would you call this a new era of space exploration. oh definitely yeah south i have seen a lot of people talking about diesel like a space race and i don't like the terms because a range. remember sent me guys remember things of the of the cold war i think this is very different this is a new space age or because it there is not just china there are a lot of counties and there are
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a lot of little also but actors and not just. countries. do you send your each new space age are and where will they ration us much more importance than completion in my view. where does europe stand in all this briefly if you. excuse me where does europe stand in this space race if you will. i think this is so important for china to show up odd that that that i don't want to be useful but a sham and actually they are just trying to weed the russia and i demand last month or 2 to be able to gather our station on the moon not that you need an accent can you are so i think there is there are multiple what you need is for the shiny red for china and assume prospects for fargo apollo d.d. in birmingham thank you very much thank you garrett. we send the subject of space exploration with some other sad news michael collins the american astronaut who took part in the most famous space mission of all time as died while
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his 2 crewmates leave armstrong and buzz aldrin became the 1st people to land on the moon in 1696 he stayed behind in the apollo 11 command module circling the movie about michael collins who is often called the forgotten astronaut he died after a battle with cancer he was 90 years old. and some sports news and german football league aside the leipsic have announced that jesse jesse marsh will take over as their head coach at the end of the season currently on the contract austrian side are being results book another team that belongs to the red bull stable the american is currently on course for his 2nd league title with the club marshall who plays the outgoing nuggets man who is moving to live 6 bonus league are rivals by amulek. we have not noticed but today is the
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international day of darts and this year we are looking to brazil a dancer that has developed his own style called couple air of vogue combining the brazilian martial art with the shop poses of a dance developed by the community in new york in the seventy's and eighty's he says his style is a form of resistance. you. need to mark i mean they are from brazil he mixes vogue a dance you might know from the community with the brazilian martial art cup weta with this combination he wants to break barriers and what is traditionally a masculine sport. for this year these are basically what these 3 elegy be it seems to be a feminist in a space where this isn't about is resistance the more i immersed myself in this the
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more i noticed i was accessing something that was hidden inside of me something i couldn't be in my circles at home school university or society. to work on me or a dress from 2 styles of black the fire and the 1st cup waiter was developed in brazil in the 16th century enslaved africans used the martial art to defend themselves some say they disguise it as a dance so the slave owners would notice they were training to fight. voting originated in the 1980 s. in harlem new york and is named after the dance poses that look like they should be out of polk magazine mostly gay and transputers of color developed the style as they faced off in dance battles. with its own capital where a 3 manifestations of liberation in a society. were bodies the couldn't express themselves the words where they wanted
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to be and needed to find a way to screen for each one with their own way of screaming with the body was well my view that you were. now to work only in sick continue this tradition by incorporating vote into cup where he wants to help marginalized groups feel seen . the power of the. p.c.'s and all that strength your voting has already understood it can't occupy in search of spaces for obvious reasons and to mix that with a hostile of couple era you create power it's a hustler who's understood that powerful. his hope is that soon there will be many more couple striking vogue poses. you're watching t.v. news here's a reminder of our top story joe biden has delivered his 1st speech as u.s.
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president to the joint houses of congress in 2 separate unity to highlight the progress made against the coronavirus pandemic and unveiled details of a sweeping $1.00 trillion dollars package to boost education and reduce income inequality. that's said from the for now. thanks for watching. the film.
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