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this is g w news live from berlin tonight joe biden's blue collar blueprint for americas the u.s. president delivers his 1st speech before a joint session of congress by promises big spending on infrastructure and families he says america is returning to the politics of international cooperation but warns the biggest threat to the free world is china also coming up tonight germany's top court strikes down the government's climate change law saying it doesn't go far enough to prevent a climate catastrophe and india says another world record in dealing new
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coronavirus cases pushing its health system beyond its limits plus an icon of marketing is architecture designed by a modern is giant the 5 year innovation of berlin's new national gallery is finally complete we'll take a look at the history of this remarkable building. i'm burnt off to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of you around the world welcome we begin tonight with u.s. president biden's 6 trillion dollar plane and his 1st speech before the u.s. congress biden made the case for what he calls a once in a generation investment in america the president outlined proposals for massive investments in infrastructure and said. the country is reasserting its leadership
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role in the world showing adversaries that democracy still works. joe biden spent decades in the us 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 madam speaker madam wise president. was president. has 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 left in my hand off our
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family bible and heard a nation we all did that was in crisis the worst pandemic of the century worst economic crisis since the great depression the worst attack on our democracy says the civil war now after just 100 days i can report to the nation america is on the move again. offering a wide ranging vision of jobs prosperity and a new big government with big spending plans biden said he would pay for it all with higher taxes on corporations and the super rich continuing the cycle growth things worse. 20000000 americans lost their job in the pandemic. working middle class americans at the same time roughly $650000000000.00 asian americans saw their net worth increased by more than one trillion dollars in the same exact.
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my fellow americans trickle down trickle down economics has never worked this time to grow the economy from the bottom in the middle out. on international policy biden focus 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 we're on like any previous presidential address members of congress were mosques and were seated apart because of pandemic restrictions i my 1st guest tonight is galen droopy is the host and producer of the politics podcast 538 based in new york city galen is
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good to see you again we know that the president he had to hit the ground running in terms of responding to the pandemic what kind of grades are americans giving him for that. well addressing the coronavirus pandemic is one of his strongest points with the american public so overall about 60 percent of americans approve of the job he's doing addressing the coronavirus pandemic that's quite high especially considering that we have really high rates of partisan polarization in the united states so if you look at his approval overall is a pro rating is about 54 percent today on has 100th day and about 42 percent of americans disapprove so you can see from that that overall more americans think he's doing well on addressing the coronavirus pandemic than approve of him overall and of course that probably has a lot to do with the fact that republicans and democrats are just divided on practically everything these days when we're in sue's approval rating not as strong
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you know one of the areas where his approval rating is not as strong is immigration for example that's because a hot button issue that divides the parties pretty intensely and there's not a lot of common ground at this point between republicans and democrats on that you know another area is gun policy we have seen various high profile mass shootings in the united states over the past several weeks democrats have been pretty adamant about wanting to pass your gun restrictions republicans don't seem at all interested and so that's another place that you know these hot button issues that people already have you know clear cut positions on it's going to be really difficult it may be impossible for biden to really pick up support in those areas not on things like the economy the coronavirus jobs things like that he's doing significantly better. the president last night he gave his 1st speech before congress and he gave the argument why this 6 trillion dollars in spending on these
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transformative policies why it would be worth every cent is president by and is he in a position to deliver on what he's promising. that's a good question so about 2 trillion of his plan has already been passed into law that was the american rescue plan and that was framed as an urgent response to the coronavirus pandemic now he has another 2 trillion that he wants to spend on infrastructure which addresses both infrastructure but also climate change issues and some social programs and then there's another 2 trillion which he's calling the american families plan which is more social programs child care universal pre-k. funding for education and so on so at this point he has passed $12.00 trillion dollar bill and he's trying to pass to other 2 trillion dollars each bills he looks like some of the moderates in the senate and the democratic party are skeptical of that much spending and will be pushing back you know that could end up the out of the 4 trillion remaining maybe that ends up closer to 2 trillion maybe ends up
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closer to 3 but at this point he does not need republican support really to pass that remaining 4 trillion so he's really dealing with members of his own party and persuading them that they should pass this you know remaining 4 trillion dollars package when he was a candidate for the office of the presidency by talked a lot about healing and bringing a divided country together do you think there's been real progress there. well republicans would tell you. in general he has governed as a much more normal president than president trump did of course he's not on twitter all the time and he practices a politics that is more conciliatory towards the republican party and towards republican voters and so he'll very frequently reach out to republican voters and say look look at all these republicans who support some of my plans if you look at the polling lower income republicans the majority of them favored the american rescue plan so he is getting support from sections of the republican party when it
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comes to actually republican lawmakers there's relatively little unity vary but in these there is not the same kind of mudslinging that we saw during the obama and trump administrations so far remember it's only been 100 days reciprocally in a president's 1st 100 days the experience something of a honeymoon gillan drink with the podcast 538 it's. time to present you crunching the numbers for its thank you thank you teacher. we're here in germany the country's highest court has ruled that climate protection laws are too weak and don't go far enough to protect future generations current legislation said schools reducing greenhouse gas emissions until the year 2030 now a plan will have to be devised for the years beginning with 2031. so feedbacks and lives on the island of pendulum in the north sea her family runs a farm they experience the effects of climate change firsthand. it's
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very striking that we go from a very wet fall and winter to an extremely dry and warm spring and summer. we go from one extreme to the next. box and once politicians to do more to protect the environment so she decided to challenge germany's climate protection law this sets a long term goal that germany should be climate neutral by 2050 to reach the goal by 2030 it's a significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions but the law doesn't lay out a plan for the years after 2030 the constitutional court has ruled that this place is serious burdens on future generations violating their fundamental right to freedom the court says the government to now has until the end of next year to reform the law economy minister peter says work on the changes will begin soon. so you must ensure that the path to the climate neutrality is made irreversible.
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though with the green party reading strongly in the polls and the elections nearing in september it could be more directly involved in rewriting the law. in the next legislative period we will do everything in our power to ensure that we follow the paris accord that we strengthen the climate protection law and that we launch a program that will have an immediate impact in the next few years. environmental groups including greenpeace and fridays for future back to legal challenge for them and 1st the feedbacks in this ruling is a 1st important step in the right direction. but i'm joined now by a. climate activists who was involved in this legal challenge it's good to have you on the program you know we hear all the time from environmentalists is that climate protection laws could be stronger so why do you say this verdict is groundbreaking for germany. you can go further it's not just
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groundbreaking it's i would say some of us quake. i think i'm pretty sure that in the next weeks and months. a lot more shot waifs in a lot of different respect. you mentioned. you know we mentioned the election at the moment there's no political party. running for the new parliament. with a programme that shit all the constitutional court is requesting another point is that we experience that. policy was made basically by groups from within the government the constitutional court said this is not the right way to create new. legislation. needs to be. this
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is a meeting as you say there's no political party at the moment running in the election what about the green party is the green party not the party that is supposed just by its own nature to protect the environment. i would expect they they act as it but. if you take a close look at the program they have to hold the election. for example the amount of renewable energy and in addition is not enough to. cover the energy meet once for example the. all plans would be definitely shut off so that is. a lot more that needs to be done and one of those programs at the moment if the wall were to be toughened and changed to fit what the ruling today dictates would it would it actually be doable is it something that could be put
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into effect absolutely just to give you one example. protection of all. emissions reduction until 2030 and this wrecking of information what happens for the long. delay to myself for example if you just take the. substitutions that. spent for fossil energy. if it's about 50000000000. but yeah. if you take that and it's built just full of all type solar energy. then geo groups enjoy many. we could reach the goal off the climate
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protection all within 3 years just 3 in us and if we can continue investing that money by yeah yeah so there are technologies also abilities. do it a lot. ok andreas is on his mr is on his we appreciate your time and your insights tonight i'm sure we'll be talking again thank you ok. let's take a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world germany is to begin returning priceless sculptures looted from nigeria british soldiers took what's known as the been ina bronzes in the 19th century the objects were later sold to be easy i'm surround the world they are considered some of africa's greatest treasures the kremlin critic alexina vali has appeared in public for the 1st time since ending a 3 week hunger strike the job opposition figure was seen via video link for a court hearing at the same time to all these political network announced that it
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is disbanding at least 4 people have been killed in clashes on the frontier between the central asian nations of tajikistan and kyrgyzstan dozens more were injured poorly drawn borders dating back to the soviet union and long calls to tension between the 2 neighbors turkey has imposed his 1st national walk down to slow a 3rd wave of covert 19 non-essential businesses will close domestic travel will be restricted schooling will be moved online turkey currently has the highest infection rate in europe. and staying with a pandemic india's health care system is near collapse and hospitals are without enough oxygen even for the sickest patients the virus is now spreading across india faster than in any other global hot spot you may think that campaigning in voting would be suspended but in the indian state of west being go people are going to the polls despite the risks. a woman begs.
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she pleads. as she tries to find oxygen for her desperately sick mother. the father of a bunch of water i didn't get there my mother is very seriously ill and for the past 2 days we've been trying to get a bed in so many hospitals in delhi and. across india oxygen is still in desperately short supply. in the capital daily volunteers from the sikh community have set up an oxygen center in a car park. good lord people are suffering as begging for oxygen we arranged for cylinders from anywhere we could we stayed in queues for a whole nights and sometimes got beaten up by the police. or undercutting or.
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russia is the latest country to join an international relief effort. actually that has been quite an opening off with their data to india or putting off. its assistance from various countries over 40 countries have actually committed to provide us with many of the items that we need most urgent to. india is the world's biggest producer of vaccines. but these 2 are lacking as people scramble to get their shot. i tell me because i think we're. almost. there that. despite all this millions have been voting in the state of west bengal the infection rate there is the highest since the pandemic began.
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political parties have been criticized for holding crowded election rallies just when india is recording the deadliest days so far for any country during the pandemic whatever. the use. has more on the quantity. as in gap until the 4th quarter higher than daily numbers delhi is the work to pity the national capital of the poor people with 20000 new cases every day for almost 2 weeks now overwhelming has can tell. poor facilities like this one behind me are to capacity to get nuclear since continue to board and many are now turning to twitter and instagram in search of all food in bed and medicine but the death toll is rising then along even outside chemical no vaccination for expected to be a crucial element in the fight against india i don't know about a thought but already that often phones they don't be affordability and
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availability of vaccines as the pontiff requested all of them out to everybody about the age of 18 yesterday even though just there since open for this category many found that they were unable to book a lot to get their job because evacuation centers so you not have enough to deploy these right now in addition the indian government has allowed manufacturers to sell directly to private off but the and the a government at the higher price this is this concern that even vendors that he become available but not everybody will be able to afford that. there was a mission joins world they're reporting from delhi 2 days before nato begins withdrawing troops from afghanistan german foreign minister who has visited the capital kabul he says germany is committed to maintaining stability but talks between the taliban and the afghan government are faltering and many women see their hopes of a better future are in jeopardy. makeup and hair styling are still
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tonic karim east passion the 24 year old discovered it here in the south lawn in kabul the women working here are too young to have experienced the tyranny of taliban rule. but they worry that if the hard line islamists regain any power afghanistan's women will lose their hard won freedoms. fit the phone and if we can be assured that we'll have peace in our people will be safe we do accept wearing the job but only on condition that women won't face restrictions that we will be able to work and study we don't want the old afghanistan i've never seen the taliban but i fear them. the salon's owner was born as a refugee in iran but she returns to her homeland to start a career. i was simple why didn't achieve what i have now easily i worked very hard for it if the taliban really come to power and don't allow us to work
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i'll have no choice but to return to iran again and live as a migrant just about today don. 20 years after the u.s. led invasion ousted the taliban girls are in school women are in parliament government and business. but now the u.s. and nato are withdrawing their troops washington is pressing for a power sharing deal between the afghan government and the taliban activists want guarantees that the insurgents won't roll back the gains women have made. we keep on yelling and screaming and saying for got sakes at least do something with the taliban take some kind of fact some kind of assurance from that that you know some sort of an. american isn't to be put in place and all that have to see that they are not going to be you know leaving that the road that they're supposed to be taking on the road to peace and the v.a. thing from that. taliban control of afghanistan is greater than at any time in the
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past 2 decades the militants have outlined the freedoms women would retain if they came to power including work in certain professions but there is fear that after the last foreign troops leave no one will have the leverage to ensure they make good on any promises and women will once again be relegated to the margins of society. well here in berlin renovations are complete a new national gallery the building is a cultural landmark for the city and a masterpiece of modern architecture extensive restoration work has returned the gallery to its former splendor. after more than 5 years the renovation of burnings noir not you know gallery is finally come. and for now the famous and iconic museum designed by vic meese founder of can be admired in its simplest form as
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a temple of lights on the surface not much seems to have changed the hull is not least because they are not often hired 19 times of openness this hall is a unique structure no other museum in the world is like it that was one reason to preserve it of course we stuffed lots of technical equipment into the ceiling where it can't be seen but the guiding principle for the renovation was as much as possible. maze was big meat founder who are the german born american joint of modern architecture he was commissioned to design the new museum in the early 1960 s. . $1200.00 metric tons of steel were welded together on sites into one piece to form the roof hydraulic jacks lifted it into place a top 8 killers a masterpiece of engineering that still causes jaws to drop. it was the last meet
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found a building to be completed the crowning glory of his career these goods produced. the new in action our camry opened in 1968 and became a cultural landmark 1st of west berlin and then of the reunified berlin. it hosted one spectacular exhibition after another and maintained its own mcness and collection of 20th century art but nearly 50 years on it was clear the buildings technology was hopelessly obsolete comprehensive whenever they should it was in. british architect david chipperfield was a fan before he took on the renovation job. uncompromising piece of architecture was quite shocking. 6. months being very identifiable comprehensible you're you know everybody can understand how this works the contract for the noir nets now calories renovation was an immense and the
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taking 14000 granite plates had to be removed restored and ring installed the entire structure was completely stripped down it was meticulously inventoried and flights every assembled like a puzzle. cleared of all unnecessary intrusions mace found stock concept is now restored to its forma minimalistic glory. nothing minimalistic here china has launched to the core module of its 1st permanent space station a rocket carrying the module blasted off on the 1st of 11 missions needed to complete the crew and crew the station now when completed next year the china's orbiting station will rival the only other continuously manned facility circling earth the international space station. you're watching news here's
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a reminder of our top stories this hour joe biden has delivered his 1st speech as u.s. president to the joint hells of the us congress he unveiled the details of a 1.8 trillion dollars package to boost education and reduce income inequality. after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day tonight to the 1st 100 days of the biden presidency is by becoming the f.d.r. of the 21st century we'll be right back.
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in. the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. how has the rate of infection been developing. what measures are being taken. what does the latest research say. information and context.
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the coronavirus of data the coalition special monday to friday on g.w. . imagine how many forces homeless us right now in the uk right now climate change given half the story. faces wife leslie away from just one week. how much worse can really get. we still have time to act i'm going. to set. up some scribe like the. slip. carefully. don't these since she seems to be making.
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discomfort. subscribe to the documentary. before us president biden delivered his 1st speech to congress last night history had already been made behind him seated side by side the speaker of the house and the vice president the 2 people in line to become president should anything happen for the 1st time ever were both women it wasn't making history but rather repeating history that the president warned.


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