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you have no human rights when you're done, there is no every in us like 10000000 people in the world. the state have no nationality and they don't belong. but everyone has the right. everyone has the right. ah, ah, this is the w news, and these are the top stories organizes of the tokyo olympics have announced a total ban on spectators. it follows a newspaper of emergency declared in the japanese capital due to the rising current of virus infections. foreign fans were already bought. now japanese spectators are being told to stay at home. in hungry,
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a controversial new law has come into effect despite condemnation from the european union. the law bands portrayal the homosexuality agenda. change in school educational materials and on tv shows cause x day it discriminates against l g p t q people. the european commission is urging hungry to repeal the legislation, but the government for the past defend its decision. authorities as of africa say, the former president jacob zuba could be eligible for parole, and for months he is now in prison after having himself in on wednesday night. zooming is avoiding arrest to being sentenced to 15 months in jail for failing to appear before corruption inquiry. this is dw news from berlin up. text is news. we'll see you soon. bye bye. the
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world. ah. after 2 decades, us and nato troops are leaving afghan to stand the tale bond is quickly moving back in the after interpreters who helped alliance forces in there are thousands of them say they'll be slaughtered if they can't get out in time today. president biden said those who helped us will be flown out of afghanistan in august. but what about the surge of the tale bond in 2001 the us went to war. because the tele bond had given terrorist a home in afghanistan in 2021 americas longest war were told is over. everyone is going home, including the taliban. i bridge from berlin. this is the day the me we have spent a lot of time, a lot of effort,
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a lot of resources in improving the competency and the capability of the afghan national security forces. the withdrawal is essentially an admission of failure of the 20 mission, a negotiated settlement between the parties. in this case, the islamic republic and the taliban, is the only way to end 40 years of war. we are not about to turn away, nor are we on the any illusions about the perils of today's iteration. now it's their turn, their time to defend their people are also coming up former south african president, jacob zoom a swore before his supporters that he would never go to prison. but last night, in the cover of darkness, zoom turned himself in to the police. i'm not scared of doing of blowing to jail for my belief, it will not be for the 1st time the
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reviewers on p b. s. in the united states of all of you around the world. welcome. we begin the day with a promise to afghanistan from us. president joe biden. us forces are exiting afghanistan after a 20 year mission that became known as america's longest war today by and said, the military campaign will end august 31st while the us will not stay involved in afghanistan. militarily, biden says diplomatic and humanitarian work will continue in an effort to protect the thousands of africa and interpreters and translators, who helped us and native forces by announced that the u. s. military will operate flights throughout august to evacuate them and their families. they will be taken to an unannounced safe country as they wait for their visas to be approved. now the tele bon, are going from strength to strength in afghanistan, taking over more territory. and that process has only accelerated as foreign troops leap biden's message after 20 years. us and native no longer have
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a job to do in afghanistan, the future of afghanistan must be determined by afghans. and that includes in 2021 just as it did in 2001, dealing with the tale bar. here is the u. s. press. or military mission afghans dam will conclude on august 31st. the drop down and proceeding in a secure, an orderly way. prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart. our military commanders advised me that once i made the decision and the war we needed move swiftly to conduct the main elements of the draw out. and in this context, speed is safety. and thanks to the way in which we have managed our draw, no one, no one us forces or any forces have, have been lost. conducting our drop down differently would have certainly come with the increased risk of safety to our personnel. was the us president there?
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earlier, i spoke with trey parsi, he's executive vice president at the quincy institute for responsible statecraft. he is in authority on geo politics, from iran to saudi arabia, to afghan a stand. i asked him if there is any positive news in this announcement, given that the tale bon is research in afghanistan. i think it's important to recognize that the title of on was researching and would be researching regardless as to whether the united states would be leaving or not. after 20 years, we have now people saying that the african government cannot stand alone for 6 months. well, after a 20 year investment and they can only hold out for 6 months, what does that tell us? it tells us that another year and other 2 years, another 20 years will not make a difference. and that is bringing the united states to a point in which you have to decide does it want to continue to engage in an endless unwinnable war? or is it going to withdraw and recognize that original objects that are defeating
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the archive there has been achieved? and settle for that the original objective, the mission of going into afghan to stand. the president said today was to rid the country of the terrorist who had hit the united states. but wasn't that mission accomplished in 2011? when some of been lot was killed. i think in general had just been an objective to go ask, did atalla go on and on kite are there it would have been achieved much earlier perhaps even earlier than 2011 months of the fact that beloved and was killed in pakistan. not enough cornerstone. i think this is a typical case of mission creep in which we were originally went in because of the attacking the united states and then is the worst into the nation building project counterintelligence counterinsurgency. and it's just been dragging on. this is part of the reason why the united states should be extremely selective when it comes to using force outside of its own borders. and the extremely selective when it comes
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to the type of military interventions that we're seeing here. because once it is started, usually there are very, very few good options left and you will be forced to only choose between bad options. i heard one us will make her today said that the, this war would have turned out much differently. had there not been the invasion of iraq, 2 years after the started the war in afghan of stand. this congress been said that what happened is you have the us trying to focus on 2 words. neither of them got complete attention and you see that mission creep began, as you just said, is the failure in afghanistan. if you want to call that, does it have something to do with iraq? i'm not convinced by that because at the end of the day, even if the united states had not gone into rock and clearly going into rock, did not help but had not gone into your walk. it would still have been a very difficult mission because the nation building enough cornerstone is not with united states and equipped to do. you can take a look at the roxy,
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how about the nation building when fair as well? the problem is from the very beginning, the mission actually was limited to the ceiling, the kyra and then in more into something much, much bigger. had that not happened, we would be in a very different situation. so the, the 1st questions for the president from reporters today were, are you handing over afghanistan to the tele bond? we're the past few decades and again, to stand where they worth it, what, what would be your answers? well, i think the premise of that question is quite incorrect. handing the cornerstone over to the taller bond to zooms that the united states is in control of our honest united states is not in control of carson and has not been in control of and that's been a trauma from the very beginning. a lot of folks seems to have the impression that a cornerstone somewhere somehow is $51.00 state of the united states. and now that by the ministration or whoever had been truck would be handling it over to someone else. this was never the united states. this was their country and the u. s. was
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never in control of it. i think assumptions as such, has really made a conversation in the united states. much more difficult about what type of a rational choices you can choose between and moving forward. what, what will you tell the administration, what should we expect in the next year? and if can stand the government with the taliban? and of course, there's the role of pakistan and even the role of china to consider. i think it is essential that when the military mission is now and that the united states remains engage diplomatically, try to help stabilize cornerstone. it's going to be very challenging. but one thing the united states can should do is to encourage the regional, the neighboring state to really step up and their incentives to do so has now increased as a result of the united states leaving. for instance, if you take a look at what the iranians have been doing,
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in many ways the volunteers had shared interest with united states and i've gone on and opposed itala. but as long as the united states was enough, honest on and was seen as a stress by the barn is iranian, did not collaborate with the united states. and actually in many ways to undermine the united states deliberately feeling that if they didn't, the united states would have greater bandwidth to attack iraq with the united states not being present there. this dynamic changes and their opportunities for collaboration and diplomacy goes, but it takes initiative leadership and participation by the united states. so i think it's essential that just because the troops are back home does not mean that the diplomatic commission in any way shape or form should and in fact, it should be ramped up. yeah, that's exactly what the president said earlier today to the policy. we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. the south africa, the former president, jacob zoom is behind bars tonight in the cover of darkness. last night he did what the country's highest court had ordered him to do. he turned himself in to the
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police. as he may had threatened to evade capture, since he was sentenced last week on contempt charges for failing to appear before a panel investigating corruption allegations against him. starting a 15 month prison sentence, he may be eligible for parole after serving for months. now this is the 1st time a former president has been jailed in south africa, but it is not zoom its 1st time behind bars. he spent time in prison as a freedom fighter during the arm struggle against apartheid. cutting it close to midnight deadline. the convoy your vehicles carried foremost south african president, jacob xena on his way to hand himself over to authorities. the 79 year old is now in custody in his home province, beginning his 15 month sentence for contempt of court. on sunday, xena stressed, he wasn't afraid of jail time referencing his previous incarceration for his role
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in fighting south africa's racist apartheid regime to remind them and i'm not scared of doing of boeing to jail for my beliefs. it did not be for the 1st time i will be a prisoner of conjure the former president. it was in office for 9 years, been at the center of corruption allegations surrounding his time in public life. the contempt of court charge came as a result of him refusing to appear at a corruption commission. he's called the process a political conspiracy but authorities have accused him of misappropriating funds and fraud. some of the charges date back 20 years. the on monday, the constitutional court is due to consider an application by xena for the
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cancellation of his prison sentence. when he w christine, what is covering this story for? she joins me now from durban in south africa. good evening to you, christine, is the events of the past 24 hours just how much of a surprise have they been? branch. nobody expected that when that convoy raced out of the room is homesteads. shortly before midnight on wednesday. bass. what would follow? was the confirmation from his supposed people that that was in fact him going to hand him over to the beneath better because just days before the weekend on sunday . and i was actually outside his home in guns in the problem. when you told the support that he would not be doing that, that he didn't deserve to be in prison and that he wouldn't be adding itself in. so it's certainly came as a huge surprise. and of course it came down to the very last minute. it was a very long night or not, i saw that we can get who is blue today kind of bring because it just wasn't what
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was going to happen. what we fall where police amassing and approaching. i hear homestead and it appears mr. opted to had installed. yeah, i mean, we're seeing the video there of the convoy last night when he turned himself in. i mean, he turned himself in at night just before midnight, as you said, it was dark and not so easy to see. those crowds of supporters who had been promising violence, if mister zimmer were to go to jail. i mean, did you think that zima used the cover of darkness, perhaps, to avoid possible bloodshed? if that is what he did? a lot of people would be thanking him because that was the fear in this country. brent, that there was going to be bloodshed, were told that on sunday when people were gathered outside his home when he addressed the supporters that as many as 100 firearms were in circulation among the forces that were gathered outside of his home. we heard that nice minutes that because he was asked about why he didn't get crowds because public gatherings are
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currently not now here in called africa because in 1900 restrictions that he said what he did not want was some kind of an escalation of conference ation between police and the forces because there was support for many of them that i spoke to was saying that they were willing to die in prison. he told them that they had formed the human shield that even if the police had tried to get to him, that they wouldn't be able to get through him so that they would be violent. that there would be an outbreak of violence that people would die in defense, the prison. so we full members of the a in the appealing to the president to instead he supported to, to refrain from violence. they were on holding all sorts of weapons. i saw some of them carrying some of them even during the ship because they were ready for war as some have been put in moving forward. can we say that there is any consensus among south africans regarding zoom as fate and what should or shouldn't happen to him?
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the short answer is no bridge. and i tell you that shaw the people who supports him or they see him as being a victim of political persecution. why is he being persecuted? they say that he is being prosecuted for defending the black that he has been trying to break down the structure of white monopoly capital. what that means is south africa. it's code essentially for the fact that basic rumor has been trying to re allocate this country. well, from the white minority to the black majority, and they said that he is being prosecuted from that. people who, who see things differently, say there is no evidence that this is or has done that. that in fact, was the corruption and his tenure during resulted in human robbing the court that he stolen from this country club. the black majority in this country that he's stone and sanitation, basic services like water and health care. so depending on who you are in this
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country, you either see him or some kind of a hero or a villain, brent. and that is the reason why there is no consensus as to what this is in the states should be. we've got some time and let me, i'm going to ask you about that. what do you make of zoom equating, his past going to prison as a freedom fighter against apartheid equating that with now going to prison for defying a court order in a post apartheid south africa. what went through your mind? but you heard him, you know, equate those to. yeah. i mean, it's astonishing. i didn't miss grew a party, but we suddenly learned about what that was. and of course, when people like the tools, i mean you, we, we heard it in the report. this is somebody who helped bring about this country's liberation. so to invoke the words of a party, to like in a democratic from africa to, to a party, days, rainy stock house war,
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a lot of people. and so you've heard a lot of people who would they, in the struggle coming out and saying that that is the wrong use of this country's history. but it really plays into this, into this narrative that, that zoom in his camp are putting all that he is being persecuted. he said that he is being detained without trial. and back to him is what needs to happen in a party. that's what happened. deposit a new calling himself a prisoner off crunches. of course, many felt africans do not by that, that argument, they do not by that matches. they say that mr. wilma is way he should be because he has defied the institutions of the very democracy that he has multiple. we have about 30 seconds, christine. what does all of this tell us about the the rule of law in south africa tonight? well, people in this country who, who are happy about the debate of monsieur i celebrating what they say is the rule of law being supreme. there's long been the view in this country that the political each enjoy living community that the ordinary south african doesn't,
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is know the corruption in this country. it has cost this country investment and it has cost people to have people in this country the most. and so people are seeing this from kind of a message to people and government that no more gone other days, no matter who you walk off off of corruption because people are tired of that people, especially as this graph commission has been going on. people have been hearing about the extent of government corruption, south africans off frustrated. they are angry and they see this as a victory for the country. they see this as a training that nobody is above the law. and they're hoping that that message get through to everybody in government. a very interesting one was the night's reporting from south africa helping us put today's events and last night's events into context. christine, as always, thank you. the a controversial new law has now come into effect in hungary and it has put the
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country on a collision course with the european union. the law bands for trails of homosexuality or gender change in schools and on tv programs. for children. critics, including the european commission, say them all discriminate against l. g. b t. 2 people. european union is urging hungary to repeal the law. but budapest is refusing and insist that this is not about discrimination, but rather about protecting children. here's what european commission president ursula from the lions said today. this is because it stared homosexual law for homosexuality and gender reassignment on par with pornography just because it uses the protection of the children to which we are all committed as an excuse to merely discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. yet this law is disgraceful. that is gently sh. are the strong words they are coming from brussels to talk about that. i'm joined now by aaron
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demetre. he's program director for amnesty international in hungary. join me now from budapest. it's good to have you on the program, aaron. so the european commission president, they are saying that this law is a disgrace. let's move beyond words. what, what action do you expect to come from brussels? good evening. i think the european commission should immediately start an infringement procedure against this low and the basically act strongly and united because of that they, that the best chance that the law will be refilled. people in how do you know we're organizations in g o as in hungary, were they able to lobby members of parliament against this legislation, which obviously would be standard procedure in a democracy. was that the case there in hungary issue among our partners? we are also trying to be the opposition party. so out of the 6 opposition parties,
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the current, the hungry, currently has 5 of them. restrained to all today, didn't show up for there was, i'm watching the one big one more thing. yes. so i'm not sure whether we can call it the fact that full of being, but we try do you know where this low is coming from? we've heard victor or by the prime minister saying that this is about protecting children. we've heard, while makers is saying that children are under threat from peta files, but that's not true. if we look at the statistics, we know that's not true. so where is this legislation? where is it coming from? it's a very similar legislation, legislation to the so called in famous russian gate propaganda. lo, which was adopted in 2013, basically it's a copy, kept low, same the facts and with the same intention to stigmatize the order, the one that belle grove, and to,
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to promote the fear and the intolerance. and one prime minister all about says the law is trying to protect children, that that's a lie very simply. this law actually puts children into, into harm and need to even a graver great danger. what is this law going to do to the lives of l, g, b, t, q, people in hungary it will further marginalize and already marginalized group. our fear is that the it will, it will lead to school bullying. it will lead to a see can have crime and to, to say the various it could lead very easily to suicide in the community or engender with amnesty international. joining us tonight from budapest and we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. thank you. oh,
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a member of the spanish government may have bitten off more than he can choose by calling for people to eat less meat in a country where that idea could easily be called bull. the reaction. well, it's been rather strong. the rift even runs through the cabinet spain, a paradise for meet lovers, the country's cuisine as famous for its hams and sausages. but the consumer affairs minister has sparked controversy by suggesting the spaniards should change their eating habits. given honey i said, because what would you think of i told you that excessive meat consumption harms both our health and also our planet. we can change our diet and improve the state of the planet. the minister noted the beef production in particular requires huge amounts of water and produces greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.
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some surveys have showed spaniards as europe top carnivores consuming an average 98 kilograms of meter year. well above the average of 76. the suggestion to meet and take prompted the prime minister to way in from an official trip to lead the way near estoppel. and because controversy is personal to me as far as i'm concerned, there's nothing better than a perfectly done state. interesting monday. convincing spaniards to change their meat, loving ways may prove to be a hard so the and finally tonight, anyone planning a visit to london this summer and it is possible they can now look forward to a new attraction. for the 1st time, buckingham palace, the queen's residence, is opening its gardens to the public. previously, only guided tours were permitted, but now for a 16 pound admission fee. visitors control the grounds on their own gorges. they're
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even allowed. i've been told to have a picnic a picnic and buckingham palace sounds like an episode straight from the cram. the day's almost done the conversation if continues online. you'll find this on twitter either it dw news, you can follow me at brent golf t. v. remember, whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day. we'll see you then, if ah, the news news
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