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ah ah ah ah ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin cars, exxon's, president, issue shoot to kill orders against protesters,
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claiming bandits and terrorists are attacking the country. he takes a national television for the 3rd time this week to threaten demonstrators and to thank russia for its support. also coming up on the ship, germany grapples with omar progress to vaccination. shots may soon no longer be enough to go shopping or travel to spread to warranty rules might be relaxed to keep the country running. plus, navigating the tricky course between commerce and diplomacy. germany's anglo merkel tried without success to use trait to push china on human rights. germany's new coalition will take a different tact. ah, hello, i'm claire richardson so glad you could join us it again in cause exxon where the president says he has authorized his security forces to open fire without warning
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on protesters. he calls terrorists that after almighty and other major cities endured a nother night of demonstrations and violence. here is what a defiant president cassim drama took. i have had to say in a televised address to the nation quantities the counter terrorist operation continues. the militants have not laid down to arms. they continue to commit crimes or prepare for committing them. the fight against them should be completed. whoever does not surrender will be eliminated. there is a lot of work ahead to analyze the tragedy that happened to us, including from the social economic point of view. obviously, since i got, i mean script bushings are in now authorities say at least $26.00 people were killed overnight, including civilians and several police officers that another $3000.00 people were arrested. troops from an alliance led by neighboring russia, have entered cause exxon to try to help security forces put down the unrest. ah,
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the streets of oman scar from the worst violence to hit the country in 30 years. cossack starnes largest city has become graham cyril in a deadly battle against what many here see us a crooked government. what, at least we want to tell the whole world that the only thing flourishing in kazakhstan is corruption. the protest began over hiking fuel prices, but decades of corruption and inequality have found the flame to rebellion across a resource. rich nation sees like this and costs and i region just 200 kilometers from the russian border are being watch closely by moscow. which fears the uprising could pose a threat to the stability of the region. oh, new rules, russia shares a 7000 kilometer border with kazakhstan of if you see that border is not especially protected here. yes, organizationally, ever staunch the kremlin, has he to president to kai of calls for help and sent more than 2000 troops to help
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put out the fire and brush his doorstep. but there are few signs of peace here on the streets of cossacks done as each day brings fresh bloodshed. government forces say they quote, liquidated dustin's rioters in clash a set of also claimed the lives of several police. oh, buying the group? well, well, you have to understand this is 30 years of pent up anger that's being released. look here to what they're shooting it, all of us was ok, but none of us wants to hurt anyone. human arnold about less than 3 years and power to call you was a chosen successor to autocrat north will ton or so by if we have to chi if his bow to wipe out. so culture is groups which he blames for the uprising number. as he fights for his political survival. some worry the protest could lead to an air of even harsher or thorough terrorism. let's bring in read stanish, a journalist with
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a radio free europe who's been following a story for us from a prague. welcome to the show. thanks for taking the time at the president for going any pretense of rule of law by announcing a shoot to kill order. will that threat be taken seriously or just further in range protesters? i mean it's certainly likely to inflame the situation. ah, yes, it's definitely going to be taken seriously arm, you know, all last night there was a fighting place across amadi gun stops to be heard across the city. well in the morning on. so that speech a picture that the government is digging in deep and they have no arms about using force against people who are on the streets. so let's take a look at the bigger picture than what does this unrest and the response mean for the region and for cause extends autocratic neighbors. certainly alarming. and that's part of why when we were willing to intervene at the
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government request through the collective security treaty organization, or the p o, which is the military line than the member. so it's very long and because then all of our autocratic it has a reputation of being able and the reason is the most wealthy country. so how quickly it was able to depend on things really. i think that's very worried. and i think it's a big tattle for a lot of the other government who has similar cocktail of long standing political and economic preventative home. and then potentially in play, you know, in the coming year and, you know, it's ration. so that's why i think for countries especially talking about russia, talking about china and they have a really strong interest in keeping them stable and staving off somebody and actually broke into a latin revolt where they would lose, you know, a government department. and yet this russia lead organization sending troops into
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context on, at the countries request. this came just hours after bottom years putting spoke person said that it was important that no foreign countries intervened in context on what you make of those remarks. yeah, i think the comments, i quite reflective of how the friendly views have been and all of us russian role in central asia. moscow has a type of special relationship with directly and currently the country within europe rushing the yo, they were invited by then and, and so farming they back, they hadn't been dealing with protesters. it's been important strategic based across the country. but i think it's the wider members of the world, and especially when russia is getting the ball and for other rapid deals with a part of the world that's within own ginger. and i would add that no coincidence that this is the comments and this type of view is getting put out. i'm glad you're
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prepared to meet with joe biden next week to discuss grain, which is another country. and another area that the crime and the intrinsic to identity events with journalist read spanish. thank you so much for joining us on the w news. we can take a look now at some more stories making news around the world's in mexico. several arrests have been made after tenant dead bodies were found any car left outside the governor's office in the state of georgia tech us. the area has seen a surge in violence linked to a turf war between 2 rival drug gangs, federal agencies, housing called in to help me with the investigation. the russian orthodox christian have been celebrating christmas and midnight math at the price of the savior cathedral in moscow, worshippers were required to wear math and observe social distance thing. meanwhile,
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russian president vladimir putin attended a alone at his residence outside moscow. she lay, we'll begin offering a 4th shot of the corona virus vaccine from next week is the 1st country in latin america to offer the extra jobs she has one of the world highest vaccination rate at 85 percent of the population about 57 percent have already received a shot. meanwhile, in germany, corona virus case loads remain high with 55000 new infections reported in the past 24 hours. and that is 35 percent more than a week ago. and it has prompted an online summit of political leaders to consider further measures to tackle the highly infectious omicron variant as covert infections rallies in germany. there are a fee is the only crown variant could put to greatest strain on key infrastructure, like the emergency services, the biggest headache for ambulance police and fire cruise could come not from the
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infections themselves, or microns seems to cause less severe disease than the delta variant but have infected people and even their contacts have to isolate in large numbers and might not be enough personnel to do with central jobs. the health minister has a plan if you me, under, we're minimizing the risk, but we're moving in the direction of having a very safe solution. and at the same time, keeping the critical infrastructure viable. this is achieved by shortening the quarantine period and also the oscillation period. but always ensuring that the p c . r test guarantees that no one is still contagious. the month is no. hon stick and currently those with on mcgraw, have to quarantine for 14 days. the proposals could reduce that to 10 days, or even just a week if the patient tests negative it's not only in health care or the emergency services that absence stuff could cause a big problem. some fear,
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even the power supply could be affected. the company which manages berlin's electricity network says there's no danger of the lights going out, but short of quarantines. oh, welcome. be on slow colleague and colleague, thing among the colleagues with our headquarters who monitor and control the berlin distribution network. we have very highly specialized people, so if we have a single case there, then we are in favor of shortening, but not in general, only for selected personnel and under defined conditions wouldn't defend yet. bidding on politicians are proposing tighter contact restrictions to even limiting entry to restaurants and cafes to the vaccinated and recovered, who also have a negative test on the streets of the german capital. there is support for a strict are approach. good. it's good, tougher measures should be taken. that's why i'm wearing my mask even on the street also. yeah, i think we need to act minded as an i'm not so worried and triple vaccinate time.
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i've been on earth is, is we need to in this thing as soon as possible. so, so, so we should use all possibilities at all level in and voted cars. and once again, in this pandemic, there are warnings of a looming crisis, and germany is bracing for trouble ahead. for more on this story, let's go to d. w. 's political correspondent, layer, and fun, and shine leoni germany's federal and regional leaders are due to hold an online meeting shortly. what's on the table? well, on the table is a lot of continuity. so we expect some of the measures to continue to stay in place, for example, contact restrictions and the private sphere, and also access to cultural venue like theaters to only be allowed to those vaccinated or recovered. but we also expecting to see some changes. and one of them being the shortening of quarantine and isolation periods in other one is that you know, stay premiers and the tensor are likely to going to make it a bit harder to have a night out at a restaurant or at
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a bar. and they're likely to restrict access to restaurants and bars. 2 people who've either gotten their booster shot already or who are double vox, and can show a negative test result of from the last 24 hours. and obviously this can be interpreted as an effort to really incentivize people to get the booster shot to learn it. you mentioned that quarantine rules and could be relax. and indeed, looking at the latest survey from pollsters and protest deem up, the pulling does show an overwhelming majority. 67 percent. think that the isolation period should be shortened if that person tests negative and doesn't show any symptoms. let's take a look. this is supposed to protect critical infrastructure. we want to ask you how contentious is this as a response to tackling the spread of the highly infectious omicron variance? yeah, that's a very good question from all we know about. so far about on the can varian from the experts. you know, there's some good news and there's some bad news. the good news is that it is
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expected to be a lot milder than previous virus variance. the bad news, though, is that it is highly contagious. and it may effect too many people at the same time . but as we heard, you know, the health minister repeating in the, in the report just they are the expert council of it. often you government is also saying that it is reasonable if people still, you know, take a p c r test at the end of that quarantine time and show no symptoms to let them back into their jobs. and obviously the bottom line of this being, you know, to protect critical infrastructures from running, but also to keep a societal balance and still incentivize people to get vaccinated and to especially get their booster shot. which as far as we know, seems to be the only effective way against on the chrome, as you suggested they are also worried about overwhelming the health system. or we also expecting to see more restrictions coming for those who are unvaccinated. well,
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we have to remember that public and private life is pretty much as restricted as can be for the young vaccinated already in germany. and authorities are hoping that that will convince people to still get get the shots. and if that doesn't work, then you know, there's still a debate on mandatory vaccines. but at the moment we're in the phase where it's sort of talking about details of how that could actually be implemented. and then were expecting the german parliament to make a decision on that. in a months time, he doesn't political correspondent lay on a 100. thank you very much for that. and germany's new coalition government has promised a new approach to international affairs, including its relationship with china and is a tricky proposition, not only because of the disparate coalition partner is leading germany, but also because there is so much trade at stake with china. here is more on the
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business side of that relationship and how it can affect the diplomatic side, or the hamburg germany's gateway to the world. handling trade that's made germany rich. above all, with china, it's biggest trading, honor of all. this is part of the legacy of angle, a miracle, who built very close ties with beijing. an approach that wasn't just about business . she also hoped to bring about change. there's a german expression for this idea, vandal, deutsch, 100 or change through trade. the idea that by engaging and trading with a regime like china, you can encourage it to open up politically. but any such hopes have been dashed may ging, suppression of freedoms in hong kong, and his persecution of the muslim minority in chin jang. just to signs that under she gym, ping, china is on an even more authoritarian path. germany's
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new government has promised a fresh approach to china. responding to pressure coming in from foresight. there's going to be pressure from within the bonus tag from within the german population, from germany's major allies outside of europe and pushing germany to change its tone, to speak out more on on values, issues and reevaluate its economic relationship with china. the coalition deal underpinning the new government lists many concerns with china. it's the 1st of its kind to mentioned taiwan voicing support for its democracy. it also highlights security unless south trying to see the status of hong kong human rights abuses in shin jang, and more with their questions, whether the new team is really united. about all this, most of all the chancellor will have shots,
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and the foreign minister and alina babcock, schultz is a social democrat, and babel could green, and the difference runs deep. all of shots, for example, used to be mer of hamburg the port city making big money on trade with china. o salt stands for continuity. i think his, his view of china was shaped by his 7 years as mayor of hamburg. that's a foreign minister and in a book like her dream party, she's been highly critical of a jane. she's called for essentially a break in, in germany's approach so more outspoken on human rights. reducing economic dependencies on china. so germany now has a chancellor who doesn't want to rock the boat and a foreign minister who wants a tough line. also in the mix, a liberal finance minister who's pro human rights, but close to business. these could get very complicated. we could see
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sort of coughing any of discordant signals on china from this new government and signals from bay ging suggest things are changing. they're more focused on the domestic economy. more state control. this could lead china to pull away from the west rather than the other way round. so as germany's new team gets down to work, finding a coherent way forward on china will be a massive challenge. the world is watching. so let's bring in someone who has had a front row seat a to that relationship. michael schaffer was germany's ambassador to china from 2007 until 2013. thank you so much for joining us. you arrived in beijing during a time of tension between china and germany, with reports of china hacking the german government computer network. how did things change during your 6 years as ambassador?
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yes, clear when when i arrived in 2007 and the 1st big conflict between our 2 governments was dollar lum. and in fact, the reception by america of della lama in berlin really put, put a big strain on our relationship. and i think it has been a mixture off the dialogue and having a very clear position that america took really put off this and difficult conflict and step by step developed in a more open, constructive, co operative kind of relationship. and i think under america, we saw the status of the relationship between berlin in beijing upgraded it to a comprehensive, strategic partnership. but
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a long list of human rights issues remain a foreign in the side of the relationship. especially in, in jang and hong kong. could germany have done more on pressing for human rights to be up health? but it's always the question if you tackle human rights publicly or in a very clear. but the direct way in the dialogue and to personal level in the 2 leaders are always void and very heavy criticism on human rights issues over the 6 that i have a company to. but she never did. so really, it is a quest of balancing. for i think it has been very parking about very different issue that we had a totally different position on. and on the other hand,
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not cutting down the relationship or together if it has been a balanced approach to criticism and quote, gratian. but you said she's voice criticism privately, but do you not think that public pressure could then have perhaps affected the way that beijing proceeded? well, good, and i'm very important individual cases. one of them being i will, they have been detained during my sent us ambassador. and i think the way we handle this issue in a more weight, well, a successful and then going public, of course, there all the cases in which you need to state your public position. change young, for instance, is a clear violation of international law. and that needs to be,
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i think, stated publicly with a very firm position, hong kong, the same thing. i think we need to be clear on breaches off international law. but on the other hand, when it comes down to very sensitive individual cases, i think they have to be, and in a more, let me say informal way behind the scenes, michael schaffer, the former german ambassador to china. thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us on d w. yes. thank you. now world tennis number one. novak joke of it is facing a nother 3 nights hold up in a detention hotel in australia and he awaits his moment in immigration. courts and border officials had rejected his corona, virus medical exemption and ordered him to port it. they say he can go home any time a back in serbia, his family have railed against his detention. this humble hotel is where superstar
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novak joke of inches, clinging on to his dream, of becoming the most successful tennis player of all time. refusing to leave australia after his stay was denied, he is now sharing accommodation with asylum seekers. aah! in his home country, serbia. anger over the treatment of a national hero has reached fever, pitch me now for several joke of which his father gave voice to the national grievance at a rally in front of parliament on a quarter. they want to keep him not only in custody, but in jail, auto. ah, until monday. think about it until monday they want to keep it. that was the best sportsman in the world in jail. dreadful. that girl at a family own restaurant in the capital belgrade jack of its senior drove home his
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message. only the hood. they're holding our novak our pride esanova in captivity. all novak is serbia lowercase and see her via is no mag over by humiliating. nobody knows that they are humiliating serbia and certain people who subscribe. back in australia, the government is keen to dispel any notions of victim hood. mr. chuck, this is not being held held, catching in australia. he is free to late at any time that he chooses to do so in order for was will actually facilitate that. the tenant star had followed regional guidelines for an exemption to australia. strict cove at 19 entry rules in order to take part in the australian open a tournament he won last year. but that exemption was denied as being valid at the airport. an exemption bothering tori and guilt meant to play tennis in
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victoria is entirely different to any exemption income requirement for a stratus purposes. in the meantime, jock of inches stuck in his hotel waiting for his appeal to be heard next week, the stakes are high. if he wins this legal stand off, he will get an opportunity to win the australian open and a record 21st grand slam. and before we go, let a check in with peru where these police officers are taking community outreach to another level in spreading the festive spirit. as part of traditional celebrations to mark epiphany, they put on a parade on the streets of lima, led by officers of dressed up as the 3 kings, also known as the 3 wise men. and just like in the biblical originals may came bearing gifts for the elderly and nursing homes and 4 children across the city. a bad day off from the leasing duties.
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