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often go astray the will when the game of diplomatic poker power please, and the lines behind the climate some it starts on d, w o. d w news. and these are our top stories that european commission has unveiled sweeping new climate legislation for the 5th, for $55.00 proposal aims to cut the greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by the year 2030. but use most ambitious plan yet to tackle climate change. but environmental activists say the package doesn't go far enough. company wide spread, moving across parts of south africa is affecting fuel supplies with the nation's
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w bush's mind when he told d w news that president biden's decision to withdraw us troops from afghanistan is a mistake. bush also said that he's worried about what the taliban may do to the women and girls of f can stand. but that is not why the us went to war in afghanistan 20 years ago. and mr. bush, he should know, he was the president who started the war. i'm brink off in berlin. this is the day . the news is a mistake to the school. i think it is. yeah, i think because i think the consequences are going to be unbelievably bad of understand is on the brink of an unity this can be why did this should be avoided? i will much send another generation america to war and i can't stand. i think it
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was totally up to the atkins to make the decision about the future. you're not believing yes. can people, we're not abandoning the afghan people. it seems like there's you can be left behind to be slaughtered by the very brutal people. also coming up, it has been a week since the president of haiti was assassinated. the u. s. is not sending troops to the island, but it is offering advice to those who want to put the chaos behind them. we are the country's political leaders to bring the country together a round, a more inclusive, peaceful, and secure a vision, and pay the road toward free and fair elections this year. to our viewers on p b. s. in the united states, into all of you around the world, welcome. we begin the day with a lesson in the power of the us president and how it can be easier to start a war than to end one. us troops will complete their withdrawal from afghanistan by
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the end of august. it will mark the end of 2 decades of fighting and bloodshed that became known as americans. longest war president biden is the commander in chief who decided that enough is enough. before he announced the withdraw biden consulted former president obama in bush. their presidencies were also burdened by the military mission in afghanistan. former president obama was reportedly in full support of the troop withdrawal for president bush's response was reportedly more muted. and it's important to remember, president bush launched the invasion of afghanistan in october, 2001 just a few weeks after the 911 terror attacks in the us at the time bush called it a clearly defined mission in the war on terror. the goal was to destroy al qaeda which had been hiding in afghanistan or 20 years and 4 presidents later. the memory of that mission is apparently not so clear for former us president george
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w bush. listen to what he told the w as in his pole when she asked him about us troops. now leaving afghan estate, i was very pleased. she was supportive of troops in afghanistan. i'm by the way, and one of the reasons why is because she saw the progress that could be made for young girls and women in afghanistan is unbelievable. how that society changed from the brutality of the taliban and all the sudden sadly, i'm afraid i have gained women and girls are going to suffer unspeakable hard. this is a mistake. so withdrawal, i, you know, i think it is. yeah. i think because i think the consequences are going to be unbelievably bad. and i'm sad and i spent a lot and i spent a lot of time with afghan women and, and they're scared. and i think about all the interpreters and people that help not only us troops with nato troops, and they're just, it seems like there's,
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you can be left behind to be slaughtered by the very brutal people and it breaks my heart when the important fact checking was former president george w bush said they are about the afghan translators in temperatures. you helped us troops. the white house says they are not being left behind. they are being evacuated by us military plains and will be taken to a safe country to wait as their us visas are processed that begins this month. let's go now to washington d. c. bureau, venus poll, joins me now. good evening to you in this, and we should let our viewers know that you sat down with mr. bush to interview him about his relationship with german transfer uncle america who was stepping down in a couple of months. it was during that interview that the former president offered some candid and unexpected comments about afghanistan, right. his president bush is keeping
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a low profile since he left off his friend. and as you said in the ends of you, he became a simple painter. he actually only sat down with me because he wanted to share his thoughts and actually feelings about as he put it. dear friend america. and we know that former presidents, they rarely criticize a sitting president and we know that president biden, and mister bush there reportedly on good terms. have you explained in bush lashing out if you will, against biden's decision to withdraw us troops from afghanistan? hello, brand. this was a very humble and open atmosphere, as you can tell when you watch the whole interview. president, a former president bush is truly worried about the future of cornerstone, mainly when it comes to girls and women. and as he explained to me, he and his wife laura met with many african women and i have the feeling that he
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really connected with him on a very personal level. plus president bite himself. actually also said last week that he's also worried about women and girls and i've gone, it's done so that course they don't differ. but president bush, obviously things it's wrong to withdraw the troops bite and things. it's the right move. yeah. and it struck me that mister bush said that he's worried about what could happen to women and girls. if the taliban retake the country. mister bush and his entire administration at the time insisted that the war and if dana stand was emission to defeat al qaeda and not a state building mission for afghanistan. has mr. bush, do you think, is he forgotten or is he engaging in selective? remembering here, that is a very good point brand. i mean, we have to recall the very beginning of the war. it was a reaction of $911.00, the terrill attack here in the united states. then president bush and his
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administration believe they have to gun or rather bomb down terrorists just to give a little bit of a perspective here 20 years ago when the so called war on terrorism started the fear of further terrorist attacks was very real. actually not only in the us. so i think over the course of the years, former president bush kind of focus shifted. maybe also because he realized that he needed a fresh, fresh argument to justify this military action. i mean, to just put in some fingers here, we mustn't forget, around $2500.00 us military, lost their lives and x and $40000.00 african civilians died and the total cost for the war was over a $1000000000.00. so this became a very unpopular war here in the united states. let's talk about the german chancellor and the former us president. we know that mr. bush is fondness for
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chancellor miracle has grown through the years. you know, chancellor medical as well. and how does she regard mister bush? is this fondness is it mutual? you know, there is actually an interesting interview with angle america from some years ago. she said, i wouldn't be here and i quote that here is not for george h bush. this is the father or job of george w bush. we have to keep in mind, i'm going to america grew up in the east and he really help bringing down the wall . so he's a very, she has a very personal relationship to the bush family. and i think this also played a role in this relationship to, to george w bush with whom i could conduct this interview. and we know the german chancellor . i'm going to make a, she is in washington. she has a busy schedule tomorrow. she's meeting with president by what will be the most important topics to discuss?
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yeah, there is a lot to discuss it. so last visit as chancellor. i mean, the most definitely will talk about the reason cyber takes out of russia. one of the more kind of sensitive topics will be the question about the north stream to pipeline. and the white house also has opposed the question about the vaccine patterns. because america so far is against giving out them to the world. but president biden wants to make the vaccine information available for the rest of the world and just make them she arrives in washington, and she finds in america and to president biden, who like her respecter. but there are some who may not be so sad to see her leave. suddenly the trunk miss ministration of the former trump administration. i shall say, is happy to see her go mainly because of her immigration policy. there are
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many americans who see that as a bad bad example, and i'm sure that they are kind of happy to see her go. all right, our washington bureau chief in his ball is we will be talking with you also tomorrow, as our coverage continues of the german chancellor's last visit to the us. thank you. with the today, europe laid out a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. that is also a challenge to the rest of the world to do the same. it's called the fit for $55.00 program. it includes dozens of policies aimed at reducing c o 2 gases by 55 percent . by the end of this decade, if the legislation is passed it will give a major boost to renewable energy production. it will also have wide ranging effects on how europeans live, including a phase out of diesel and gasoline. vehicles. critic save will put
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a heavy financial burden on consumers, especially in for europe in countries. environmental activists say fits for 55 is not fit enough. or short time ago, you commission president ursula, the underlying, presented the proposals and this is what she had just say. we know, for example, that our current fossil fuel economy has reached its limits and we know that we have to move on to a new model. one that is powered by innovation that has clean energy. that is moving towards the social i economy. europe is now the very 1st continent that presents a comprehensive architecture to meet our climate ambitious. we have the goal, but now we present the roadmap to how we are going to get there. alright, i'm joined now by noah gordon. he's an american climate journalist based here in berlin. no, it's good to have you on the program. let's look at what was presented today. this
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green deal is it as revolutionary as the european union is claiming it to be you know, revolutionary is a bit strong in many ways is so called fit for 55 packages and acceleration, and the emission cuts that you have been carrying out for years. you know, if you said the commission on the permit from the existing carbon market to increase the price of carbon pollution in 4th electricity, generators and manufacturers to fewer greenhouse gases. and i want to tighten the existing regulations on energy efficiency. oh, noble power much more. but is it a serious impressive proposal for climate legislation? absolutely. you is done more than any other major jurisdiction, including the u. s. to reduce emissions. and this package just include at least a few revolutionary measures like back to our ban on new fossil fuel cards in 2035 and the carbon board of tax, which from 2026 will put a price on in force of carbon, tens of goods like steel meant to come from outside the union. so the 1st time a major economic area will be putting direct financial pressure on its trade
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partners to make greener products. so what i want to talk about those points just a moment, but the whole plan, it's not a done deal yet, right. i mean, 20 other members of the european union, they all have to sign off on it, right. you're right, it's not a done deal far from it. it was late 2019. when you 1st started talking about its deal and ambition for climate neutrality and took 18 months for the commission to speak to stakeholders and put for these proposals. can be another 18 months before these become law and amanda go major changes in the process. so these proposal start the legislative process. in the next test, the parliament has to approve them, then it goes to the counselor, the national leaders and member states have their se one's all the institutions agree. the parliament council have to give their final approval, usually by majority. but there's also the multi level nature of the policy making to consider. you has a great deal of regulatory power, but it's often down to member states to pass the national our implement these rules . and this can take a year more to, for example, the usa today wants to expand is charging network for electric cars to have on
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every 60 kilometers on the highway. now that you budget's only about one percent of the g d p. so kind of the commission can directly finance millions of these things instead of goals for the member states to achieve which are usually enforced by discursive pressure and brussels. and if all else fails, the threat of legal proceedings and perhaps the final, the usual ensure there a lot of steps between brussels policy makers setting and targets for electric car chargers and someone actually installing one italian town. yeah. that it's a very good point. let's take an example of this have get taking the id and tried to make it over yesterday. you've been observing political parties here in germany . most, almost all of them are on board and they have a green message. but what about the bit that hurts and i'm talking about the implementation. that's when all of a sudden it's hard to find people to be on board, right? absolutely right. it's easy to stand up if you're a politician and give a speech about how missions will fall to 0 and 30 years long after you left office . actually, when you them,
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it's not hard to speak out and support them. something like hire touches on gasoline and the german campaign i had a bunch in here. this was a good example of this. the german supreme court ruled that germany had to read the climate target to protect the freedom of future generation. and politicians of all part of the plot of the ruling when the leader, the green party and their suggest to gasoline prices have to increase of jeremy wanted to hit the target the other party is attacked. or even though they had all agreed to indirectly res gas prices back in 2019. so they were critical. but good campaigning. when i'm wondering, did, how to governments, how are they going to avoid having a narrative of gas prices are going to get higher and everything else is going to get more expensive. how are they going to sell that? i guess, to the consumer. you know, it's worth pointing out that a large and growing group is your opinion to support these measures. they see the amazon changing the temperatures rising. we saw fridays for future protests,
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but you're correct. it's certainly a risk of political backlash. the german transport minister already complained that today's new rules about sustainable vh and fuel could be costing the airlines. so what are the government's doing? some are trying to emphasize the positive aspects of climate policy. france giving people 2500 euros katrina and they're all gasoline cars or any bike and some cities like luxemburg and talon have 3 public transport. other politicians might try to go for a quieter climate policy through regulation. and people complain more about gas increases a new requirements on automakers even if those regulations might cost jobs and tax revenue in the short term and need to lead visible general tax types. and finally, the strategy of blaming the you and acting in the higher gas prices are imposed by bureaucrats and brussels rather than the proved enlarged implemented by a national government in nor briefly. is there any pressure that the european union can put on the us in china, for example? yeah, i think today's now can you put some pressure on the us to live up to its message?
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that's it is assuming climate leadership, us with an awesome great target and taking some positive steps through executive action regulation. but it's difficult for the binding ministration to pass laws make that a reality in a polarized system, hamstrung by our chain rules that require super majority in the senate. and it's for china, china comes from a very different starting point, lower g, d, p, and emissions per capita and doesn't face the same type of pressure to cut emissions right away. but it does want to be a climate leader itself and work with you on climate to dominate future industries like electric cars and so on. but you know, measures like the aforementioned controversial carbon board attacks showed that, you mean business could draw legal challenges. how it's very terrorist and we'll see how the 2 superpowers react. yes, very good points, noah gord, no, we appreciate your time and your analysis tonight. thank you. thanks. the one week after the assassination of hades, president, the country is still reeling from the fall. authorities believe they've arrested
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one of the masterminds behind the plot, but they're still looking for a motive. and the political power struggle is only making matters worse. in haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere couldn't have been more brazen. cctv cameras caught the assassins moving in military formation. descending on the sleeping president outside his residence, they bypassed hey security guards by claiming they were us agent. once inside, they killed him. we need to know what is their motivation, who they are and where they came from in the days that followed, police killed or captured an army of suspects. a mix of colombians and haitian americans. they had their mash and reese and then a few days later near
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a legit mastermind a little noon florida doctor of haitian descent. but no clear motive in february job an el moiz overstayed his term limit parenting him plenty of enemies and feeling widespread protest. know his killing has created a volatile power vacuum. first this month. floor joe? steph got. so you may see claim to be prime minister with the international but the opposition. the say he's carried out to the young woman. we consider him a new surf who should be in jail the see this man only who was nominated by moist 2 days before his day should be in charge. if not, wasn't bad enough. haiti, notorious gang leaders have got involved too. so cobra not so now. it is
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a national and international conspiracy against the haitian people. i asked all the gangs to mobilize take to the streets. yeah, the us is calling on the politicians to come tensions. we are the country's political leaders to bring the country together a round, a more inclusive, peaceful, and secure vision, and pay the road toward free and fair elections. this year. i spoke to francisco, lucy, and she's the executive director of the institute for justice and democracy in haiti . and i asked her, is anybody legitimately in charge now in the president his own mandate tested was assassinated before i recognized intra prime minister was installed clod. joseph was effectively removed from the office of the prime minister by the decrees that named r e. l prime minister. however, on, on read, was not actually installed in the world. therefore, following the assassination we've seen competing claims. the power in this context
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where we're outside of institutional functionality, the important question is really whether the haitian people and civil society will have a say in the way forward will free. so let me ask you if, if the situation is chaotic is you're describing it there. we know that there's been a request that the us send troops in to restore order. the us state department, does it like the idea? is this something the us should be doing or not? it's a great question and i will say, i think that for real change to happen, the only path forward is going to be one page by itself. and certainly there is a role for the international community to assist in it, but to assist they must learn from the past and really ensure that it's listening to patients, the society that is listening to the voices that are coming from the ground. what they're proposing of a solution in a way forward. and any engagement really respects the population, human right,
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is support strengthening of institutions and rule of law. enabling the integrity and functioning of the position and really supporting the countries right to self determination. no, the international community would like to see those things happen in that's one reason why the international community has given millions in aid to 80, especially since the earthquake. a lot of people say though that has not helped us actually hurt the country. does haiti need a type of tough love from the outside world right now? again, it's a really great question and i might push back a little bit on that because i think what, what this moment has demonstrated is the question that has been around for a long time of how can be re think, reimagine and reset the international community's engagement. with 80 and that that
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happens at multiple levels, whether it's in terms of policy, whether it's in terms of the development of an aide or the individual and collective solidarity that we've seen from so many including, you know, and g o, the non profits of different organizations who want to engage in meetings? but i think one of the lessons that can be drawn for the last 10 years following the earthquake. and the amount of aid that has poured into the country is really the importance of having local stakeholders. people ensuring that individuals and organizations that the community recognize and trust to be part of the solution have a seat and really determine where those research resources go. how they're fence in making sure that they're most effective to the benefit of the population. ok, francisco lucy with the institute for justice in democracy in haiti for instance. we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. thank you so much. it's been wonderful to be with you today.
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it could just be the most awkward moment in us german relations. the massage felt around the world, or at least felt in the chancellor's shoulders. it happened back in 2006 at the g. somebody, st. petersburg, russia. when then president bush got a little 2 hands on with german chancellor. i'm going to miracle. and the problem to neck rub that rubbed the german chancellor a little the wrong way. we're now 15 years later, the former president, he's mellowed out monsieur, if you will. he's even offered an apology for that miracle. massage moment. take a look. there is one image. the world remembers of you and i'm going to america that's, that's at the d. a meeting in saint petersburg when you were massaging her shoulder and i walk by a game or yeah, i wouldn't call it an extended massage. i'd call it a. yeah, i mean, she was here is kind of
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a spontaneous reflection of friendship. and i'm sure people didn't know what to make of it. i didn't mind that was kind of i thought it was a wow. and it can, i don't know. yeah, i mean one of those things that just happened, it certainly was scripted. did you ever talk with her about it? no, no, but if i need to underline shari, i did that and put in the public spotlight, but on the other hand, is a reflection of my, my friendship with you. alright, the days i was done, the conversation discontinued the wind to find the sun, whether even the w news, you could probably be a brit golf tv. remember, whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day. we'll see that everybody the the
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news, the news, the president george w bush invited us to his summer home. we talked about the past and the special relationship to chancellor under the medical. and i was not afraid to make a decision was not afraid to leave the kind person with a lovely soul. and that's a person i got to know the exclusive interview with george w bush on d w. his father was an anonymous family,
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