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the u. s. secretary of state arrives in berlin for crisis talks on russia. ukraine tension american topped diplomat. anthony blinking just landed in germany for meetings with key here of p and allies. it's part of a whirlwind diplomatic to, to try to stop russia from invading. you crank also coming up this year, challenges, but it's also been a year, but enormous progress. one year since joe biden became president of the united states, the counselors vaccination roll out and infrastructure bills as wins. all the key parts of his agenda remain stole as a 1st humanitarian aid, flies reach. char image is a i, emerging from the pacific nation's capitol showing the scale of the devastation, a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami. cut it off from the rest of the world. last week and poland, braces for a surgeon corona virus cases, as it had said to
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a 5th with many, still reluctant to be vaccinated and fewer restrictions on public life. hospitals, fear they about to be overwhelmed. ah, i'm glad off as well come to the program. us secretary of state antony blink and has landed in berlin. his latest stop over in 3 days of shuttle diplomacy aimed at preventing a war in ukraine. he will hold talks by a video conference with his german, british, and french allies ahead of a face to face bilateral meeting with germany, foreign minister on a lena bear bock lincoln. left key of this early this morning after meeting with ukrainian leaders. he told them that he would keep working to avert a russian attack and urged western countries to remain united in the face of what he calls relentless russian aggression. lincoln is also due to meet with the russian foreign minister,
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sergey lover off in geneva on friday. now let's bring in our political, responded hans. one for more on this story, hans, what can we expect from today's meetings? well, it's, as you said, a series. so part of a series of meetings that have been going on for the last 2 weeks or so. last week the deputy foreign minister from russia was here in europe in geneva. and then in brussels and then in vienna talking to various people. then the german foreign minister was in here and in moscow in ukraine and in russia, the natal general secretary was in berlin yesterday while lincoln was in ukraine. so there's been a lot going on, all of this is to trying to avoid a furthering of the tensions between ukraine and russia, trying to get russia from stop russia from invading ukraine from putting further pressure on. all of this will culminate in the meeting with the between blinking
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and the russian foreign minister law on friday in geneva as a lot of coordination that needs to be done before that meeting. so while the blinking is in europe trying to dissuade russia from invading ukraine, his boss, president biden, made some comments that raised a lot of eyebrows. let's have a listen. russia will be held accountable. if it invades, it depends on what it does. it's one thing, if it's a minor incursion, then we end up having to fight about what to do and not do it cetera. but if they actually do what they're capable of doing with the force of mass on the border, it is going to be a disaster. for russia, it depends on what russia does. it's one thing. it's a minor incursion. this is not exactly the sound of you as president, being tough on put it, is it? how is this common going down in here in europe? that is why it allison tried to do some damage control. as soon as that had been
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said and issue the statement that was bite and was meant had meant was that the russians managed to engage in some sort of cyber attack or something like that. but as soon as some military presence of russian soldiers, a new cry entirety was observed, and that would lead to dire consequences for the russians. so blinking today to try to well gauge in some kind of damage control. because obviously the russians have already said they would prefer to discuss matters only with the united states. the europeans have had a kind of feeling that they have been overlooked and all of this and that their position has not been respected very well. at the same time, there are differences amongst the europeans as well. great britain, for instance, has been a lot more robust in its response to the situation ukraine and has started delivering weapons to ukraine, defense of weapons. germany on this side has always excluded that possibility. even
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in recent days, but then there is a discussion about the german position on the pipeline, the gas pipeline between russia and germany through the baltic sea. so far, germany has said that that was not part of the deal as it were. but the german chancellor recently said that he would consider closing down the pipeline if the situation ukraine escalates to, if the tensions escalate. so there's a lot of coordination still to be done. a lot of positions still to be cleared up before that meeting with love on friday. the w political correspondent, husband, the thank you and a back of the us. joe biden is a mocking one years since he became president of the united states at a news conference, but, and fielded questions about the setbacks he's encountered with key parts of his agenda blocks by both republican loma as it makers. and also holdouts in his own democratic party, but he also defended his achievement so far as per year challenges. but it's also
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been a year of enormous progress. we went from 2000000 people being vaccinated at them moment. i was sworn in to 210000000 americans been fully vaccinated today. we created 6000000 new jobs, more jobs in one year than any time before added abuse washington bureau chief venus paul has this report on the highs and lows of the 1st 12 months of the biden administration. i joseph robinson by junior, do solemnly swear. one year ago, large parts of the western world breathed a sigh of relief. not so much because of the new occupant. a white house president joe biden, a long term figure in washington with almost a half a century of policy making experience. but because they hoped that the chaotic chapter that was the donald trump experiment would soon be at an end. david
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mariners is an award winning journalist and a presidential biographer that he was clearly the right person for the job. a year ago, he was probably the one democrat who could get elected and stop the trump descendants . but now a year later, there real questions about that about whether his right person for the next 3 years to start with the positives. his 1st year in office president biden was able to push a one trillion dollar infrastructure package through congress of feet that no president had been able to accomplish in 60 years. but its impact won't be felt for a long time, and people might not reward him with their walt in 2024. what they do feel immediately are the increasing prices for basic goods. inflation has risen at its fastest pace in nearly 4 decades. pushing prices up at a 7 percent annual rate for the international community. the chaotic withdrawal
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from afghanistan raised many questions, especially about how closely the new white house is really willing to work together with its nato partners. one, like most parts of the world, dealing with the cova 19 pandemic is a major challenge with midterm elections coming up in november. biden is in danger of losing his razor. thin majority in the senate and in the house biden has to walk a fine line between protecting the american people and scaring or ignoring the concerns of possible voters. with his approval rating at an all time low with 65 percent of americans, believing his presidency is a failure. what could the next steps be? requires more than just jo. bye to reclose the entire democratic party to get its act together, which it hasn't been able to do in this last year, and getting some luck on the pandemic. and some of it is beyond his control. even
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one of the most powerful politicians in the world phase, the severe limits to pushing through his agenda. now that's a brand new s policy analyst list suca list according to polls. biden's approval rating off to one year in office. is em all the worse of any u. s. president? why is he so unpopular? that's a really good question. i think part of it is been this lingering pandemic we heard, you know, coming in here that people all over the world that especially in america, are just tired of what they feel like is a pandemic. that just won't end. there's also some issues that are being penned on biden, that aren't necessarily solely his responsibility. for example, rising inflation that hurts families ability to put food on the table. but as we know, folks in europe are feeling the same crushers and, and finally that, as we've discussed, that messy withdrawal from afghanistan, it's still really lingers in the psyche of is he capable to do the job that we need
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him to do? the bible was elected on a promise to heal a deeply divided country. has him managed to do that? that's a huge factor behind why even his poll numbers are so low, gallup just released to pull that said, it is a historic polarization in america. as we know, there are is just the one year anniversary of the january 6th insurrection. so i think no, unfortunately, america is in a place that is more divided than ever in this division. and this polarization is absolutely driving the dissatisfaction in biden's performance with our midterm elections coming up in this year. combined turn, turn this around. absolutely. there were just a bunch of special elections at the start of the year where democrats had a very strong performance. also, as we always know,
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a congressman can separate himself or herself from the national conversation and say ok, things in washington may not be working. but look what i brought home to you today . for example, with the infrastructure bill passing, a lot of our representatives can go to their home towns and say, i am bringing real dollars to our community to fix real problems. however, the democrats have to be very concerned and put together a very, very strong push going into november. us policy analyst, let's shoot for joining us that. thank you. list. time out of look at some of the other stories making headlines. u. s. supreme court has rejected a request by former president donald trump, to block the release of documents relating to the storming of a capital loss to you from who has been accused of stoking via sold on congress. so to prevent the records from being given to the panel, investigating those events to be an added of barbados has held
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a snapped general election 2 months after the former colony cut ties with you. case queen elizabeth and became a republic incumbent prime minister, mere motley, cold. the vote for more than a year ahead of schedule. a position leaders have accused her of trying to consolidate power. the french act august barajo has died in his skiing accident. will yell became famous for appearing and perfume ads and in several film and television roles eventually becoming a top french actor. most recently had a leading role in the upcoming marvel series. moon night. he was 37 years old. it watching, did avenue still to come? a shop and tuneful protest against po that restrictions amounts to them. cultural venues of haircuts and yoga lessons tend to persuade the dutch government that it's time to reopen society. at 1st we go to poland,
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which is bracing for a serge and karone of our cases as it hits into a 5th wave. the peak of $60000.00 daily cases is forecast for mid february, according to the government. but a large percentage of the people in poland are still unvaccinated. only 56.5 percent have had 2 doses, and only $23.00. have had their booster shots, did obvious jack park reports from a hospital and krakow, which is preparing for its beds to fill up once again on ventilators fighting for their lives. none of the 20 people on this cove 19 ward at krakow university hospital of vaccinated. gregory, she has just been admitted to the ward, says he was scared, the vaccine would affect another medical condition. he has a brother and have a general shipper gotten him what's causing for until now i didn't know how to
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vaccine would affect me. but anyway, i'm not an anti vac sir in the morning because the question is now from my doctor how long after leaving the hospital can i be vaccinated? kids haven't any movies are shipped right now. the case load here is manageable, but they're bracing as infection numbers in poland surge and my frustrated that people are not getting vaccinated. frustration is a difficult turn to to define. i just wish people trust a medical experts more weak and weary. the staff try to get the patients moving again. up to half of the patience on this road will end up needing intensive care support. it's so frequent that the staff here at clack, of university hospital have set up special pathways that go underground straight from this ward to the i see you doctors, here's a currently around a 5th of the people admitted with cove. it don't make it out of the hospital when i
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remember our 1st wave, we hat most sleep, very other people and a lot of them, in fact, to die right. at to day age of patients is different. we have patients who are 4050 years old. there's an ongoing discussion in poland about whether the reluctance to be vaccinated comes from longstanding, lack of confidence in public institutions, a hangover from the communist error, or whether the government's information campaign around the jobs was insufficient. only 56.5 percent of polls are vaccinated with 2 doses. and it wasn't hard to find people on the streets of krakow, who hadn't had it back to shark. whatever vaccinated people also get the virus and they are spreading the virus to left and carrying and suffering at the place where i was working. everyone who was vaccinated got severely ill, me, and was it vaccinated. and i never got sick. my, any kind of harm needs given so, so, so, so been,
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i don't know what to say about vaccines because i'm not vaccinated. is there something new in the world? and i don't know what the side effects might be. every makia effect, obama go home, goes. i love the golf, the steel production company, arsenal, metal, poland is offering. it's 10000 employees. a bonus of just over 4000 euros. if they prove they're fully vaccinated, they say it's getting results. the response has, has been overwhelming because the program has only introduced on the 21st of december last year. and in the 1st 3 weeks, we received as many as 4 and a half 1000 applications. so it means that 4 and a half 1000 of our employees have been vaccinated. while private initiatives like that might have a local effects. increasing vaccination rates needs a nationwide effort. poland has passed the unwelcome milestone of a $100000.00 covey deaths, and with the low vaccine take up. and with the 5th wave looming, hospitals like this one warned the number of deaths will spike again. that's
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bringing it to the villages. how you would say if he's with a likeness institute for prevention and epidemiology in bremond case numbers are rising in many parts of europe due to the con variant. but you have described this way as a positive development. why is that one principle? this is due to the fact that the only crime is a model. it's very infectious, but it's monitor overall. it will effect a lot of people as we just heard. and it happens as we speak, but the case on hospitals in populations, i must say that will vaccinate it and have a higher human status will be lower. so under this condition on the client is perhaps a certain way off, but he said to be careful of what is there any indication of when we could see this on the front wave peaking here in europe? i don't think we can just say in general,
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for europe because the wave is really moving through the country. it's a different case. for example, various crick developments in the u. k. also in denmark, spiking early and almost now already going down again while in, for example, germany, it's still on the rise and in other european countries, especially in the east of europe and things are going to happen only in the next few days and weeks really. so this situation is such that we will see different spikes and ends of the rise, but probably this will happen during the 1st few months of this year. and then towards spring things will probably ease off many of saying that we are at the beginning of the end of the pandemic. do you agree or do you see more infection waves to come? yeah, i think it is, it is probably prudent to say that there is an outlook that we kind into enter into
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in and meet face at some stage, which doesn't mean that things are all well, because even endemic state will mean that they will have a constant number of infections and also case those in the hospital, but it's much better than having these high spikes with severe problems that we're seeing. no, but all this needs good immunity in the population. and so that the vaccination is really crucial aspect that needs to be taken into account here. and if we really manage across europe, in fact, across the world to reach high vaccination numbers, then we'll be moving towards good immunity and unity and opportunity to really pandemic state has behind. and so if you think it's too late for vaccine mandates because they're politically very, very controversial. anyway. it is, it is too late in the sense of stopping this way the way we are just not able to stop this anymore. but looking ahead into the future with new potential ways,
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even variance, you know, being we, we kind of put them aside as possible that we have new combinations of viruses or viruses of us, veterans coming out. and so it will be very prudent and good to look at this situation for the future and to talk seriously about, you know, high vaccination rates, whether they are chief by mandate or whether they achieve by a willingness of the population. as we see in many european southern european states that that's, that's where the discussion at the political level. i think at the, to me all the, just how you would say that talking to us from brian, thank you. in the netherlands, museums and concert halls have been offering hack cuts and managers in protest against corona virus restrictions. that's because the government recently eased restrictions for small businesses, such was asked allens but not for cultural venues. they have been shot since mid september, much to the dismay of many of the dutch ah,
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it's a different kind of in to met. so at this concert hall in amsterdam, the orchestra plays 2nd fiddle to a pair of hair dressers. ah, yes, it was her phone. it's so beautiful too. to be here. now in these days, withers no possibility for opening the culture sector. the netherlands was put on to lockdown in mid december due to record cove at 19 cases. hair dressers, beauty salons and gyms have now been allied to reopen museums, concert halls, and other cultural venues, have not in a protest, action called hare saloon. stages and galleries were turned into small beauty parlors or yoga studios. or at the famous vanguard museum. you could get cheer, fingernails painted,
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organizing this to make the point that we think the cultural sector should be open . museums in particular, very safe places to visit. the way we set this up is also, according to the rules. there's plenty of social distance thing. there's lots of space, lots of fresh air, and we think we just really don't understand why we're close. and beauty salon is a with these concerts have to eventually stop. but the barbara of seville would surely have been pride for the 1st place carrying aid have landed in town after the pacific island nation's main airport was cleared of volcanic ash. these images here show the extent of the damage from last weekend's volcanic eruption on the following synonymy. some phone lines have been restored, it will take weeks for the main on the see communications cable to be repaired. ash has also contaminated fresh drinking water on some islands. entire villages have
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been wiped out little earlier. we spoke to peter so for the for he's an olympic athlete from toma based and brisbin australia. so i haven't, i haven't been able to speak to any of my family. all both friends in tara, i had that there was one message that had come through from out by saying that the waves have come through. every one was safe. but i haven't heard from my nerve my father unable to get through to anybody. so aid is arriving by plane on top of that must be a huge relief, right? yes, absolutely, absolutely. yes. the scale of devastation has been massive. so just knowing that aid is starting to trickle in, this is a very, a very positive thing. how has it been waiting, you know, to find out what happened to your family and friends? it must have been a nightmare. it's been very difficult a waiting process,
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but i, you know, we, we haven't just been waiting, we've been, we've been working hard trying to get to work or to let them know that in the middle of people kind of cloud, there's a little island country which is nash, so we've been working very hard, we didn't really, i didn't really have the option to, you know, to go into my room and sit there and, and cry and wait. i have to stand up and work. so do you feel there is enough support for a for so my international support a lot of what we've been doing is trying to get more support. i. one of the challenges is that with the communication people down and see the devastation. and you know, i'm really hopeful and with outreach to the world a lot more places around the world will. ok.
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thank you very much, peter. thank you. thank you so much. and before i let you go some good news from tahiti, so scientists have documented the previous, the undiscovered coral reef in wonderful condition. much of the news in recent years relates to coral degradation because of climate change. but a group of french scientists have now discovered a pristine reef at a depth ranging from 30 to 120 meters consists of giant rose shaped corals and a 3 kilometers long making it while the longest in the world. it's thought the waters are deep enough to protect the coral from the bleaching effects of the warm, warm, our surface water. he was he, the w news is a reminder of the top stories we are following for you. do
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a secretary of state antony blinking has arrived in berlin for crisis talks on russia. ukraine tensions lincoln left here earlier this morning after meeting with ukrainian leaders and assuring them he will keep working to avert a russian attack on the 1st plains carrying aid have landed in tall up after the main apple was clear of full kind of ash some phone lines have been restored, but it will take weeks for the main undersea coming the patients table to be to be repaired, ash, hassles of called terminated, fresh drinking food. that's it from me on the team of for now op next conflict zones. tim sebastian speaks with israel's foreign minister of defense, marsha alone about the iran. no clear t as in berlin. thanks for watching. ah ah,
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