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i use them, you also have a role to play with this is dw news live from her lead. the u. s. secretary of state is in berlin for crisis talks on russia, ukraine, tensions america, top diplomat,
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anthony blanket. his meeting was germany's foreign minister and other key european allies, part of a diplomatic chore to try to stop russia from invading ukraine. also coming up former po benedict is heavily incriminated and a new sexual abuse report. as an archbishop in the 1980 s benedict allegedly failed to stop 4 cases of abuse by clergyman, we'll hear from an abuse survivor who tells d w. he has never recovered from what he experienced as a child. and as the 1st humanitarian aid flights reached tonga, images emerging from the pacific nations capital show the scale of devastation, a massive volcanic eruption. answer not me, cut it off from the rest of the world last week. ah, i'm assuming someone's gonna glad you could join us. you are
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a secretary of state antony blinkin is in berlin, holding discussion with allies hoping to contain what they see as the threat of a russian invasion of ukraine. the united states top diplomat of meeting with german foreign minister analynn burbock, along with his british and french counterparts. after a stop and here on wednesday, blinking we'll wrap up his tour by holding talks with russian foreign minister, sir kayla roth in geneva. on friday. it is a meeting widely seen as one of the last attempt to stop russia from launching an attack on neighboring ukraine. let's get the latest on the story we have. our chief international editor richard walker are standing by for us. hi richard. it's certainly has been a very busy couple of days for the us secretary of state on this diplomatic push here. tell us, what does that stake here? we'll assume it really, what is it? steak is trying, as you mentioned, to the intro that to deter russia from, from mounting any further military invasion of ukraine. russia has around
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100000 troops, now a mass, very close of ukrainian border. and there are real serious concerns that this is not just a force that simply sort of standing idly by it is a force that does have the potential to mount an invasion if russia decides to go ahead with that. so what the west is really trying to do is try to try to put up a united front and say to russia that although the western powers are not willing to actually intervene militarily to defend ukraine, they've made that clear. they are prepared to take major measures on the front of sanctions to deter russia from doing that. so what they're hoping is that this will affect the russians calculations and that they will decide not to go ahead with any major incursions. so that's really blinking top priority during these talks here in berlin today. richard, we really have seen a series of talks, negotiations aiming, as you said, to deter russia from the threat of this invasion of ukraine. are there any
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indication that these efforts are working so far? no, i think is the flat answer. there's been no indication of that a tool so far, but we're still very much in the thick of this diplomacy. so it's not necessarily a point at which you would've expected the russian so suddenly to say, alright, we were prepared to de escalate, prepared, potentially to, to pull some of those forces back. there's been actually no sign of that so far. and defending the russians are indicating that they're, that losing patients the, they really want to see their demands met. and the thing is that a lot of their demands are the kinds of demands that the west of a really, in no position to, to, to answer to in a positive way. for instance, that nato will never expand further eastwards. and essentially, the kind of demands that would completely undermine nato's belief in the freedom of individual countries to decide about their insecurity. richard,
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given all of that taken together, what do you expect to come out of these talks today? well i think today we can expect really a show of clear unity. we have not just the germans and the americans talking today . we also have the french and the brits in berlin. so real show of unity from those 4 kind of major nato powers. and that is what then tony blink and wants to take with him to geneva tomorrow, where he'll be meeting with his russian counterparts. love. that can be really the kind of 1st check in after this 1st kind of big rounds of diplomacy between the 2 sides to see if there's any way that they can meet in the middle. while we are expecting a live press conference with these european allies within the hour will be tuning into that live when they come out to speak. and richard will be coming back to you, of course, a little bit later in the show as well. now in the usaa joe biden is marking one year since he became president and at a news conference fight and fielded questions about the setbacks that he's
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encountered with. key parts of his agenda blocked by both republican lawmakers and holdouts in his own democratic party. but he also defended his achievement so far as the year challenges, but it's also been a year of enormous progress. we went from 2 men and 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. a washington's bureau chief in as poll has this report now in the highs and lows of the 1st 12 months of the baton 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 policymaking experience. but because they hoped that the chaotic
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chapter that was the donald trump experiment would soon be at an end. david mariners is an award winning journalist and a presidential biographer. the 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. a feed 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 wont 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
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a 7 percent annual rate for the international community. the chaotic withdrawal 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 co, with 19 pandemic, is a major challenge. the midterm elections coming up in november biden is in danger of losing his razor thin majority in the senate. and 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 re crazy, tired democratic party to get its act together of which it hasn't been able to do
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in this last year and getting some luck on the pandemic. i mean, some of it is beyond his control. even one of the most powerful politicians in the world face a severe limits to pushing through his agenda. the former head of the catholic church po benedict has been accused of failing to take action and for child abuse cases in germany. and new report is found that the former pope who was known as cardinal joseph rossimer, covered up clerical, sexual abuse when he was archbishop of munich and placing between 97719821 of the most prominent cases involved, a priest known as peter h, in 1980, he was transferred to the munich archdiocese where he continued abusing children. the law firm that carried out the prob has heavily criticized the former pope. it is getting a total of full cases. we've concluded that then archbishop cardinal dancing is to be accused of misconduct in cases of sexual abuse. and our religious affairs
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correspondent martin gac is following the latest on this story for us. hi martin. this report make some pretty serious accusations against the former pope benedict. tell us more yes indeed. so it's a very large report, a 1000 pages, and it contains over a 1000 pages and it contains actually a lot of information on a very long sort of trend of abuse in the very in church with the particular case of finger either use a scheme of misconduct in foreign kicked is dealing with sexual abuse and he has been given space to respond to this. so there is in the $82.00 page passage in which a blessing a response. and the smith is actually the accusations. but what he's very, very telling about this report, and i think it's what it's bound to really, you know, make a, make a that the pope ameritas and the device you can has to deal with. this is the fact
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that there is a, there are minutes from a meeting in a navy which we refer to during the, during the presentation of the regard. in which as a matter of fact, latino seems to address directly of sexual abuse. so this goes directly again for seems to go directly against his claim that he did not know about the case in question, particularly the case of h. so it's really quite a momentous, quite a momentous occasion. i mean, we are dealing now with a direct accusation on the former pope. and then of course, there is a bus set of cases that happened during his tenured and afterwards of course, as well. and these are cases that involve church leaders who are still alive would they have to face criminal prosecution? we do know that prosecutor, king of people that are still around, you know,
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the question obviously is how far the church is willing to go. and then our german authorities are willing to go in there to actually press press charges and bring these people to justice. the fact is that the report and the authors of the report points out point out that the recent way they have reviewed and actually reassess the claims concerning red finger in particular have to do with the fact that new evidence or new witnesses, new victims perhaps have come forward and have given new testimony. so this goes to show the importance of, you know, of former victims coming forth and talking to actually set the record straight. right. and one of the cases you refer to involves someone notice peter age, former clergyman, who's alleged to have the abused numerous boys and d, w actually spoke to one of his victims. let's take a look my number's law, my name is marcus elder. i was abused by a jap, long 6 months growth. marcus altenor grew up opposite
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a church and bud hope and the rule region of western germany. his mother raised him and his siblings alone. a young clergyman from the church peter h took an apparent interest in the family. he invited 12 year old marcus to visit him in the parish house. that is on the bottom. wonderful. he already had his bathroom on without. he didn't have to undress much at all. that behavior, he sat down next to me on the couch, and after a few dances all the blows started, 2 little 3 was on. it didn't take long to get out. just a few caresses for him to show me how it was done, arden and then i had to do the same to him, so i thought horridly gratify in merciless on what you most, malcolm does general god befitting moister unfunny should i started wedding myself again and hiding under the bed stricken, i also drank a lot at that time because he gave me alcohol at the age of 12 and 13 from 12 quotes and the organ. the abuse continued in peter h went on to abuse. several other boys as well. a number of cases became public and he was even sentenced, but not dismissed. instead,
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he was transferred to rural parishes and bavarian. there he was supposed to undergo therapy, but instead continue to abuse boys there as well. only years later did these cases come to light. marcus elson happened to ctv report about the abuse. it was then he released his tormentor from back, then it continued to abuse boys unchecked. likely, i was actually feeling quite robust and strong. but suddenly when i saw him on television, everything collapsed around me. i started having suicidal thoughts i, i didn't know what to do. i was at work a dog lewis or somebody provides old wilson is what he's martin reuter, joseph. that singer, the former archbishop of munich, and later pope benedict was in charge of the diocese and bavaria. at the time, either he knew about the abuse cases and covered them up for peter h, or he violated his duty to oversee the parish. peter h is now retired and lives once again in the rural region about 10 kilometers from
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the scene of marcus else news abuse. thank again, i think of them every night and day and night and the former nightmares oxen during the day that i could run into her somewhere where victims were traumatized for life were never freely real. that was needed a loss wolf bought. where was god when this happened? not just to me that to all of us children, why didn't he intervene with marcus eleanor has never wanted to enter a church ever again. in a martin, it has taken such courage for such victims to speak out about what happened to them, what can they expect now beyond an apology? well, i mean, that is the question of redress. i think at this point, it's more or less, you know, and solvable. i mean, these are, these are crimes that really cannot be rejected and most certainly cannot be undone . chest be not only in arms, but incredibly white spread. at this point,
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if they're reformers within the church, it is quite clear that they have not been able to push enough reform fussiness and actually keep track of the people that actually leaving their missed. this means that it is essential for the stay to come in and actually start pushing in matters that has not been done before and started bringing people to justice. there is resistance in the church. still there is obviously a rejection for on the part of benedict it actually be who everybody to 1st to actually produce reform to prevent future victims. not only for repress or religious affairs correspondent martin gac reporting for us. thank you very much. the 1st aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to tonga has arrived. 5 days after the pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and soon ami. a cargo plane flown by the royal new zealand air force was able to land after a carpet of ash was cleared from the runway. now as basic communication slowly
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begin to be restored. the world is getting a 1st impression of how badly tango was hit. these images provide a glimpse of the devastation left behind. this is tom good biggest island tongue, a top who it escaped the worst of his saturdays volcanic eruption and su nami, which it was still badly hit. and all around. there is a blanket of volcanic ash. the ash might have health work because sions, my car was water the if it would have on agriculture and the recovery of livestock and culture, possibly the ecosystem push socks. we have to have push poison testing
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kits now to ensure that people's livelihoods and local food sources for, for consumption. the clean up has already started as tongue gardens try to restore a sense of order. knowing the outside world is struggling to get in to help. but help is finally beginning to arrive. this australian 8 flight is the 1st to land in tonga. both new zealand and australia are using then naval ships, as well as their air forces to bring in aid as quickly as possible. despite the difficult logistics, the priorities from the tolan government, what we're really working to primarily in the 1st uses, the provision of coin water. that that's the key priority that the autonomy government has asked for. no range of other stores from shelter. now further
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communications equipment in the lock to make sure that we arkansas to search are different. and for tongan, that age effort can't begin soon enough. as this nation made up of around 170 islands, tries to start rebuilding its life. let's check in now and some other stories making headlines around the world. norwegian, mass murder, unders. breville has arrived in court for the final day of a parole hearing. that will decide if he should be released after spending more than a decade behind bars. bertha killed 77 people in norway's worst piece time atrocity in 2011. the 42 year old is serving norway's maximum sentence of 21 years. the pentagon has released video footage of a botched us drones strike and couple that killed 10 civilians. as us troops were withdrawing from afghanistan, the target of the strike was an extremist to us military thought was about to
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detonate a bomb near couple airport. it later admitted the strike was a tragic mistake. the u. s. supreme court has rejected a request by former president donald trump, to block the release of documents related to the storming of the capital last year . trump, who has been accused of stoking the assault on congress, had sought to prevent the records from being given to the panel, investigating the events. poland is bracing for a search in corona virus cases as it heads into a 5th wave. a peak of 60000 daily cases is forecast for mid february, according to the government, but a large percentage of the people in poland are still on vaccinated. only 56.5 percent have had 2 doses and only 23 percent have had their booster dw jack parish reports from a hospital and cracow, which is preparing for its beds to fill up once again on ventilators fighting for
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their lives. none of the 20 people on this coven, 19 ward at krakow university hospital of vaccinated. greg walsh, who's just been admitted to the ward, says he was scared. the vaccine would affect another medical condition. he has a brother, he virginia shipper, got one of them which convict until now i didn't know how the vaccine would affect me. but anyway, i'm not an anti vac sir in w because the question is now from my doctor how long after leaving the hospital can i be vaccinated? he's even funny. movies are shipped right now. the case load, he 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 trusted the medical experts more weak and weary the staff try to get the patience moving again up to a half of the patience on this road will end up needing intensive care support.
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it's so frequent that the staff here at clack, of university hospital has set up special pathways that go underground straight from this world to the i see you doctors here say currently around a 5th of the people admitted with cove. it don't make it out of the hospital when i remember our 1st wave. we had most sleep, very other people. and a lot of them, in fact, died at to day. age of patients is different. we have patients who are 40 at 50 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 era, or whether the government's information campaign around the jobs was insufficient. only 56.5 percent of polls vaccinated with 2 doses. and it wasn't hard to find
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people on the streets of krakow, who hadn't had it back to shark, whatever vaccinated people also get the virus scan. 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, i wasn't vaccinated and i never got sick and i in your kind of harm, you give him so so. so civilian, 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. we have imaquele victo both summer go home or goes, i love to go. the steel production company, acilo, metal, poland, is offering its 10000 employees, a bonus of just over 400 euros. if they prove they're fully vaccinated, they say it's getting results. the response has been overwhelming because the program was 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
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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. germany central council of jews is calling for more education and schools about nazi crimes during the 2nd world war. this comes on the day germany marks a chilling anniversary. 80 years ago to day senior nazi officials met to discuss the systematic murder of up to 11000000 jews in europe. the bonds a conference on january 20th, 1942, helping held in the building that you see behind me is the symbol of bureaucratically planned mass murder. and it's considered one of the key dates in the history of the holocaust. in january 1942, this
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a dylan lakeside villa in berlin was the scene for the infamous von z conference, reinhardt high durish head of rice security, sent out the invitations. there was only one item on the agenda, the so called final solution of the jewish question in europe. hydro had been placed in charge of the task at the beginning of 1941. now it was a matter of implementation. the plan to transfer more than 11000000 jews to the occupied eastern territories and murdered them. and off i, sherman was in charge of logistics. the van z conference has become a symbol of bureaucratic re planned mass murder. here going to the issue here was how individual sectors of the administrative said participate in the planning organization and implementation of the matter of european juice. this is an important point for us, but it's also important to highlight that without the participation of society,
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this mass murder could never have taken place. most didn't math more, any given cannon, private denunciations and laws, that excluded dues worked together. at the end of the process, there was to be a relatively harmless sounding re settlement. deprived of the property and citizenship deportees were left with only one suit case. they had to pay for their own tickets to the labor and extermination camp. a one way ticket to our shreds escaped, can it, they are no perpetrators without victims and no victims with our perpetrators. of course, we can 1st deerwood what the perpetrators did or did not do. then we can understand what effects the perpetrators actions and decisions had on those who were affected . $15000.00, i think that these cannot be separated from each other. even here at this place at the house of the van, the conference hosted on the confines county for tenant one another. in 1992, the site of the perpetrators became
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a memorial. the museum and educational center focuses not only on the past. it likes to related to the present, for example, when studying the technocratic dehumanizing language of the conference protocol. my concluding, i know from colleagues that visitors who work in administration definitely have this moment when it's time to analyze the protocol linguistically, when they say, oh, the language we use now is actually quite similar understanding history and being vigilant in the present. that is the mission of the house of the von z conference. now, scientists have found a new stretch of coral reefs deep in the south pacific. the rose shaped corals of the coast of the haiti appear completely undamaged by climate change in human interference. the reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depth. they looked like roses blooming under water. over 35 meters below the ocean surface,
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running the depths of 70 metos. these giant coral reefs are growing in what marine biologists call a twilight zone. they get enough light, but are shielded from damage by human activity. research lateesha had to when discovered them during one of her dives. it's just wonderful and which is very interesting is that the reef like this is part of the read seems to, to go for ever dispatch of the reef runs for 3 kilometers. it is not bleached or diseased. and that's despite warming, ocean waters which have killed coral reefs in many other places, kill even the fish are different. slower diversity in the shallow reefs. it is different. it probably has different species of corals
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and fish, and michelle a roost, export say this coral reef. it's a for now, not forever and gets hope that there may be other untouched ecosystems out there. waiting to be found back to our top story now, and we are waiting for the german foreign minister, anna, lena burbock, and us secretary of state anti blinking to make an appearance. these pictures are live in berlin right now. we're waiting for the to, to come out to start a press conference shortly. they've been holding bilateral talks on the escalating crisis on ukraine's border. and it comes after president biden said on wednesday. he believes an attack by russia is likely likely. that is the message we've heard echoed across the u. s. administration. the west has warned moscow would pay a high price if it were to invade ukraine. and each commission president was our funder line, repeated that warning today saying europe would respond to a russian attack with quote,
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massive economic and financial sanctions and saying that europe is prepared. okay, we're keeping an eye on that press conference. let's bring in our chief international editor, richard walker, who's following all of this. so for us, i, richard, you know, we have seen this, this incredible flurry of diplomatic activity last week and this week as well, to try to diffuse the tensions, to try to rally the west through a common position. so can you remind us of what we've seen happen really of the last week and a half? yeah, it's been assume virtually every single day of the last week and a half or so that there's been a major diplomatic encounter of some kind. it began at the beginning of last week in geneva, where there were bilateral talks or talks just between the united states and russia on the level of this framework of meetings that they set up last summer called the suit strategic security dialogue. that strategic stability dialogue rather so those were talked to were initiated last year to, to try to.

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