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this channel, we're not afraid to happen delicate topic because population is growing fast. and young people clearly have the solution, the future, a 77 percent now every weekend on d w. mm hm. ah ah, this is d, w. news live from berlin. the united states urges de escalation in ukraine, secretary of state antony blank,
and calls on russia to engage in dialogue to resolve the crisis, but says there will be consequences at moscow continues along the path of aggression. also coming up a court in belgium sentences, the leader of a human trafficking rank the 15 years in jail. in connection with the death of 39 vietnamese migrants to post suffocated inside. a tropical turkey is hailing a new home grown cove at 19 vaccine. as a big success, but doesn't really work. and new zealand and australia rush supplies to tonga after reports emerge, that water is wanting out after last weekend volcanic eruption and to non ah, i'm simply so misconduct. glad you could join us. the united states believes moscow could launch an attack on ukraine at any point, why tennis stepping up diplomat diplomatic efforts to try to prevent
a conflict. us secretary of state to antony blinking isn't kia for talks with president blood and mr. lensky. he will also meet with his russian counterparts 30 lab rough later in the week, and speak with the german, french and british foreign ministers. russia has deployed more than $100000.00 troops on the border with ukraine, but denies it is planning an invasion. now, earlier blinking address embassy staff and g, as he said, the u. s. is committed to protecting ukraine and preventing any escalation with russia. it's bigger than ukraine because what russia is doing with the aggression let it has already committed. and the threat of further aggression is to challenge some very basic principles that undergird the entire international system inter necessary for trying to keep peace and security principles like one nation can't simply change the board has been other by force. principles like one nation can simply dictate to another it's choices including with whom it will associate.
principles like nations cannot exert spheres of influence to try to subjugate their, their neighbors, to their will. if we allow those principles to be violated with impunity, then we will open a very large pandora's box and the entire world is watching what is happening here . let's bring in our key bureau chief matches filling for more on the story he is following this diplomatic visit for us today. hi me, a ts, we heard a secretary of lincoln there really driving home b, urgency of the situation saying the whole world is watching. what ukrainians want to get out of this visit today? well, there has been a flurry of diplomatic activity here in key for the last few days. the german foreign minister has been here 2 days ago. yesterday there was the delegation from congress and all this points to the fact or to judge to that the, the,
the secret services of the western countries and of ukraine are really very, very aware of a, something that might happen in the next few days. and as long as people come visiting, as long as it talks are going on, an attack might still be delayed. there might be still some room for dip, for a diplomatic resolve or some kind of a past will diplomatic resolve. and this is what her, these visitors, including blinking are trying to, to, to bring on the way now to engage russia in talks. ers, so that are they will not shoot how real does the threat of a russian invasion actually feel to ukrainians. people are of course aware of the situation, but for now people still follow their usual routine. you don't see panic buying in the supermarket. you don't see people on the streets rushing to by dollars the
currency, the foreign current currency exchange rates are still pretty much stable. so there is no panic. but a people are very well aware that something could happen and a have been for the past 8 years. and some people have been preparing to act in case russia would invade and i have met some of them. this is how martin use give has been spending her weekends in the past few months. she has joined ukraine's territorial defense forces, a volunteer brigade designed to support the army in the hinterland. in the case of an attack, marta is 51 and has no prior military experience. all the stuff that you couldn't just seal and the more this on the, the commentaries you know, they seems very simple. but in general, when you're started to do it, it's quite difficult because you need to know how to do it correctly or not to be
in danger for yourself and for your colleagues. so quite am on the skills. very basic, but very important. every saturday she swaps her suburban home for a training camp. during the week she works from home for a company that conducts pharmaceutical studies. an idyllic life, she shares with a family, and more than a dozen stray cats she has taken in it's almost impossible to imagine what will happen if i have to leave it. if i have to just fight and it will be destroyed, if good happens, i'm trying to be ready for this because definitely i don't want to preserve was, is a on the price of being leave onto patients. if war breaks out, the volunteer troops will work behind the lines to secure buildings,
provide logistics to the army, and possibly even deal with hostile inter trace. and there are questions about how effective these troops will be marked as commander. the new middle orderly is an architect. he doesn't have any prior military experienced high micro, ashton? yeah. william, we are not services. we're on duty every day. we are civilians who have other jobs us, but nevertheless i have training for 3 years now and it has already had quite an impact on the home. and you know, good though. one thing's for sure. the weekend warriors have attracted a lot of attention. martyr tirelessly explains motivation to join a list from all over the world, even if that means that her faith now well known also to the enemy. it's important not to sketch on us because i am in my country,
i'm not doing anything wrong. and i'm just trying to protect my country. so it's like through some my sites nobody doubts that. russia's troops are militarily superior to ukraine's defense forces. but marta and a fellow volunteers are determined to make an invasion as, as possible. in that yes, it's remarkable to see civilians they're preparing for the threat of a russian attack. something that the u. s. essentially said could happen at any point if we look at the diplomatic side of efforts here, the u. s. secretary state secretary state is going to to russia as well this week to meet with his counterpart there. so gay love, what is your sense, how much space is there really for diplomacy at this point? it's very hard to say, i mean, one of the things that put in has been doing for years now is that he's always
sought to stay unpredictable. so we do not know what his immediate goal is. we know, of course, his long term goals. he wants to extend the sphere of influence to regain some of that sphere of influence that the soviet union had any wants to bring ukraine back into it. but wish his priorities, which are his tactics. this is the big question, is everything already decided in moscow or not? and i think you're all these talks, of course they are meant to find out. oh, where is the point where we can still reach an agreement with russia or, or, or is everything already decided? much yes, building a reporting there and she has. thank you. friends of president, manuel mccall has addressed the european parliament. in his remarks, he laid out the political strategy and aims for the french presidency of the council of the e. u. that includes how to fight the pandemic, the rise of aggressive foreign powers and climate change. and here is some of what
the french president had to say. well, the me, i'm a pretty good authority. the panoramic is showing this solidarity isn't a weakness. it's a force greater than any other because it allowed us to save lives, protect job. it allowed us to get together a vaccine for us in europe is dispirited, solidarity that led us as europeans to be the most open in the world as far as exploiting vaccine as a gift. and i hope that our presidency will continue to work for more in the story. we can speak now to cut in a bond a she is a vice president of the european parliament and a member of germany's social democrats, the f t t. miss bali welcome to the show. the message of president, my con speech was essentially, this is a moment of truth for the european union. do you agree? i do agree, absolutely. a pleasant
a mcgraw dedicated the 1st and biggest part of his speech to democracy and the rule of law. and when, when it comes to these topics, it is a moment of truth. not, not now, but already. well for, i would say 5 to 10 years. but we are at a crucial point now where we have to decide outside, but especially inside the european union. if we hold up our democratic values and principles and i was very impressed and i was very pleased. that's such a big part of his speech was dedicated to this topic. well, this is not the 1st time that president mccoy has laid out a, a big and rather ambitious vision for europe. germany has not necessarily reciprocated in the past. there is a new government here in berlin. so what role do you think germany will play in seeing through my cons vision for a more stress strong or rather more sovereign europe?
well, it was very interesting that among, on my call mentioned the french, german, a relationship several times. it was the only relationship to a member state that he stressed at all. and he even referred to the coalition treaty in germany. so obviously he is, he is putting a huge importance into this into this relationship and in different senses. one was when it came to supporting the european parliament and demanding the right for initiative. another one was when it came to the norman d format. so in external policies, so across the whole range, obviously imminent mccoy's willing and wishing to cooperate very closely with, with germany. and i think that is a very good news. also, i have to ask you about a foreign policy aspect of his speech. he also talked about needing to have
a frank conversation with russia and ask you about these tensions between russia and ukraine. we know that the u. s. secretary of state, under the blinking is in kiev, saying a russian attack could happen really at any point, is that you actually ready in the event of an invasion. well, you have to take into account that the european union does not have an original competence in foreign policy. so we are actually here a group of 27 member states and their interest to who unites to, to have a common foreign policy. and that is a weakness at times because reactions are sometimes not as quicken as firm as a single member that can give them. but on the other hand, we have such a variety of, of historical experiences of networks that we should turn this into our strength and be as a european union. one of the force is that,
that really contributes to a dialogue and to search a solution for a, for this conflict that is actually in a very crucial phase of the moment. when, if there were to be a russian incursion. how would the e respond where the you has already put up a lot of sanctions during the crim conflict and is ready to, to put out more. and there are discussions about reacting at a, at the level of the swift accord, which is the, the question of russia being part of the international banking system. so imagine if russian companies of the russian government, russian, oligarchs would not be able any more to exchange their, at their money with other states, that would be
a huge impact on russian economy. and this, for example, is a threat that is on the table. we'll have to leave it there, catalina barley, social democrat, vice a, vice president of the european parliament. thank you very much. very welcome. now to some other stories making news around the world. israeli police have a victor the palestinian family from a disputed property in the flashpoint easter rosalind neighbourhood of shake gerad and demolished the building. at least 18 people were arrested during the pre dawn operation. similar evictions and may of last year ignited an 11 day war between israel and palestinian militants in gaza. the committee investigating the attack on the u. s. capital a year ago was issued subpoenas to rudy giuliani and 2 other lawyers for former president donald trump. the lawyers publicly pushed to trump's baseless claim of the voter fraud following his election to feed the committee as demanding. the lawyers sit for depositions in february and 18 t,
and arise and have agreed to delay activating some of their 5 g services. after us airlines warranty to cause catastrophic disruption to air travel, they say the new technology might affect cockpit instruments and render many aircraft unusable. a belgian cortez sentence, the leader of a human trafficking ring to 15 years in jail. in connection with the death of $39.00 vietnamese migrants currently more than 20 people are on trial and are charged with running across channel people trafficking operation. the bodies of the migrants were discovered in a truck driven from belgium to the u. k. in the summer of 2019, the 31 men and 8 women inside have suffocated to death. several suspect have already been convicted and jailed in britain and vietnam for their role in the case d. w correspondent terry shows is then bruce, following that verdict for us to join us for more. hi, terri. a. tell us more about this case and this ruling
well, to me the case was very interesting because of the large number of defendants. as you mentioned, 23 people were found to have been taking part in this criminal organization, or a should say were accused of taking part in this criminal organization. and they range from mere taxi drivers who allegedly ferried people between c houses and the harbor. up to the ringleader, this 45 year old man, vo van, hong, who now has been convicted since to 15 years in prison, and find 920000 euros. we should also mentioned that of these 23 people. several were acquitted today. all of them taxi drivers who were found to not have knowingly taken part in the criminal organization. terry, why is this case getting so much international attention? well, as you mentioned, to me, the case spanned several countries. the victims were hooked into the system in vietnam and then they traveled to europe arriving in various european countries.
they were then gathered here in belgium. they drove to france at one point, and then were put on ships to the u. k. from zebra port, not far from where i am now in bruce. but, but i think the real reason that that this case sticks in people's minds is how much we learned about the victims and how they met their deaths. as they realized in this refrigerated container that, that they were running out of air and that no one was going to come and save them. they started texting their loved ones, telling them they could no longer breathe, apologizing that there wouldn't be there to take care of them and saying, i love you for the last time. those heartbreaking texts were shared in the court trial. and so we really got to see the inside of this really horrific, horrific case. and do you think, terry, that this verdict will have any impact on human trafficking operations? well, we've seen cases like this before. heartbreaking cases where large numbers of people many children meet just terrible ends having made this impossible decision that
life in their homelands was even worse. so i think is safe to say that into war and persecution are no longer present in the world. we still, we will still see people making this difficult decision. all we know today is that with these verdicts today in bruce, at least one network which took hundreds and hundreds of thousands of euro's from these people and sent them to certain death is now out of business with the perpetrators in prison. des terry shows reporting there from bruce. thank you so much for that update. like many countries, turkey as grappling with a major surge of covert infections, fueled by the alma kron variant. the government is pursuing an ambitious vaccination program which now includes a home grown vaccine turco vac, the new job received emergency approval last month. but some experts say its effectiveness is not yet proven. d w. 's julia han reports for miss dumble ah, queuing for a world prim. yet, at this a stumble hospital,
people have been receiving the taco vac vaccine. since the beginning of the year. the 1st cove at 19 jap, developed and produced in turkey. to go up to get to go. i have more trust in typical back than in other vaccines because it's made by my own country. it is still there to go up to more. i wish they had launch to go back sooner. i would have gotten it for all my shots school. looked them to believe me some other i haven't been vaccinated at all until today. i waited for turco voc because i trust our turkish scientists more than those abroad a shambles and do soon for president. reggie tie about one talk havoc is a symbol of national strength with its own vaccine. he says turkey is one of the most innovative progressive countries in the world and no longer dependent on others. the government a celebrating toko voc as
a great success. but how effective as the vaccine and doesn't protect against only crohn and other potential virus variance. many medical experts here in turkey remain skeptical. is in sion only from the countries, independent doctors union criticizes the fact that hardly any data on 2 o'clock has been published. that is why she isn't recommending the new vaccine. political success, she says, seems to be more important to the government than scientific accuracy. formally, they are, i can't evaluate how effective this vaccine is, because i don't have the necessary information. the result of the phase one and phase 2 studies have not been published. we also know next to nothing about phase $380.00, until we have the scientific facts. we can't consider this a vaccine, but just some kind of liquid on the head are you there. so you see on as in many countries on the chronus behind the number of new infections,
rapidly surging here in turkey, the lexi nation rate is comparatively high. about 85 percent of adults have received at least 2 japs. but the uncertainty surrounding took havoc is causing concern to call o'clock. we don't know much about 2 o'clock yet. that's why i don't think it's very safe beating that i wouldn't take it because i haven't seen scientific data in studies about it. mid her marketed out of the didn't saw what was that old little vision room? we're going to change golden rule. i will get my 3rd dose of biotech to day. i don't trust the turkish. maxine, i have my doubts, glass is equal renewed. m nora, teen ye. has overseen toko vox development. he says the warriors are unfounded. the turkish vaccine is a safe and effective as others. it can limit the image of it, which is what we have all figures and all studies show show. we do not have the slightest concern or doubt in terms of its effectiveness being vaccinated as better
than not being vaccinated at all. if turco voc helps us convinced those who are unvaccinated, that would be one of our greatest achievements, because the lose wilshire. over the next few months, as many people as possible, are expected to also get their booster shots with turkey's own vaccine. and soon, according to the government's plan, to call back will be delivered to other countries to help them in the fight against cove it. now, to some other developments in the pandemic, the world health organization says the pandemic is nowhere near over. and vaccine inequality could lead to new variance. france has reported more than 460000 positive cases over 24 hours a new one day record. and australia is calling on backpackers to help ease its labor shortage field by the arm across variance. the government says it is waving it's $630.00 visa application fee for backpackers arriving on work and travel visa
. the international effort to deliver aid to tonga is wrapping up earlier the government of the pacific island state release its 1st statements since last weekend. volcanic eruption and su nami, calling it an unprecedented disaster with the countries only internet cable cut communications remain limited. ash spewed up by the volcano was covering much of the island and making it impossible for plains to land at the airport. but ships from australia and new zealand are on the way carrying relief supplies, including urgently needed drinking water. but because of the enormous distances, the vessels are not expected to reach target until friday. earlier i spoke to jonathan vice who was the acting un resident coordinator to tonga. i asked him what his biggest concerns for the delivery of 8. all right, now those a couple of things. one is the water situation, so we're very concerned in case population run out of water usually does plenty of
water in tongue, but they rely on rainwater on. at the moment it's toxic and they can't use any of the water in the, in the tanks. so they have to rely on balls and the people at the head of the n d m. o, the disaster management operation. i spoke to him today and he's worried. the ball went be sufficient for all the whole population. shops are also running out of supplies of food and water. so what is the key thing? and we're glad that new zealand is, is on its way with a lot of a lot of a lot of water carrying water, but also the ability to be solid. a water, so that's the most important thing is they can treat see water and turn it into potable water. so that will make a big difference. and then the other thing is the assessment hasn't finished yet. so we don't actually know the situation in some of the very remote outlying islands
of pop by region, which may be affected and we got reports. but as you mentioned that a couple of low lying islands have been pretty devastated with all houses destroyed. and even through the trees up routed on the whole population that's had to be evacuated. now before we go, we have something cool to show you. very cool. hundreds of russian orthodox christians in the city of qu, banker have been plunging into icy water to celebrate tiffany, the ritual commemorate the baptism of jesus in the river. jordan, which probably wasn't quite as freezing, is that although it may not look like it, a bone chilling bath is believed to be good for you. let's get a reminder now of our top story here on d,
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