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w, imagine how many portions of love us heard out in the world right now? climate change, if any story. this is my flex, the way from just one week. how much was can really get we still have time to go. i'm going with his subscriber all morning, like with ah, ah, this is dw news live from berlin. tensions between russia and the west to enter
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a pivotal face. any russian military forces move across the ukranian border and commit new acts of aggression against ukraine. that will be met with a swift, severe united response top diplomats from russia and the u. s. r in geneva for last ditch talks as fears grow a war in europe also coming up. ah, the u. s. singer meatloaf, best known for his seventy's head to bad out of hell. and the rocky horror picture show has passed away at 74. will look back at his long career in with ah,
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ah, i'm semi so misconduct. good to have you with us. america's top diplomat, antony, blanket and russian foreign minister, sergey lover of our beginning, their high stake talks in geneva at this hour. the meeting follows a 10th stand off over ukraine that some fear could lead to war. in europe. on thursday, blanket was in berlin, where he, hal talks with german foreign minister, analynn, a bare bach and their british and french counterparts. a meeting meant to show united front and clear up any misunderstanding about western unity regarding russian aggression against ukraine. the stakes are high, us secretary of state antony, blinking, landing in berlin to try and rally america's allies and prevent a war. unity is the main goal here, blinkin and his german, french, and british counterparts disgust the intense fears that russia may soon invade ukraine. their focus,
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how to credibly deter moscow with warnings of what could follow even as were relentless and pursuing mr. bradley path. will continue to make very clear that if moscow chooses the path of further regression, we will impose swift and mass of course, before on who has lung thing. and that's who we urgently call on russia. to take steps towards these collation, you divide act any further aggression would have serious consequences. here to router got even the cons extensive, nasty thing, but comments by the u. s. president a day earlier. have right questions about whether those consequences really do apply to any active aggression. russia will be held accounting. if it invades it depends on what it does. it's one thing is richer, minor, corrosion, and then we end up having a fight about what to do and not to which cetera. but if they actually do what they're capable of doing with the force, the mask on the border, it is going to be
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a disaster for russia. the white house later tried to clarify, insisting that the west would react come, what may. but the issue has highlighted questions over what level of aggression would trigger what kind of response to us has made it clear that it would expect berlin to target the controversial nod stream to pipeline which linked germany to russian gas. it's also worth noting that gas is not flowing through nor stream to yet, which means that the pipeline is leverage for germany, the united states and our allies, not russia. for now though, there is another round of diplomacy coming up, antony blinkin will meet his russian counterpart in geneva on friday, seen as one of the last chances to find a way of avoiding war ended up he is alexander phenomena is in geneva to follow that meeting for us today. hi, alexandra, he's really our high stake talks taking place at the moment. what are we expecting
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to come out of today's meeting? slow? so the secretary of lincoln has said that he is not expecting any breakthroughs that it's more about taking stock off where we stand right now. however, we have to say that this could be a last ditch to tend to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis. you asked, has made it clear they are ready to continue talking, but they want russia to the escalade. but we don't have any indication now that the criminal would be willing to the escalade. on the contrary, a russian troops are still on the ukraine's border. russia has sent additional units to viola roof, and russia is continuing with is very aggressive rhetoric. we know that the u. s. secretary of state antony blinking has been on this whirlwind diplomatic tor to gather support from allies. is there a united front towards russia today?
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while the u, as has been consulting allies very intensively on an almost daily basis, and they all say that they are united, that there will be mass massive, severe consequences if russia uses force against ukraine. however, they are, there are justified doubt whether they are really on one page. and of course, many officials here in europe. we're not very happy with you as president biden saying that there will be a minor incursion into ukraine allies might be arguing a which steps are to be taking. they thought the officials in europe thought that those remarks were not very helpful. but the truth is that there is some divisions among allies, about how far they would go, how much pain they would be willing to inflict on russia. indeed, making the talk they all the more important we are actually looking at some live pictures of from the talk taking place in geneva right now. we say the jury,
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the russian foreign minister accuse me a lover of speaking at the moment in alexandra. we know that the russians of master troops near the ukrainian border tell us more about how nato allies have responded so far. so they have made clear dead, so they want to deter russia from invading ukraine. and they have made clear that they are supporting ukraine to be able to defend themselves. let's take spain, for example. spain is sending warships through the mediterranean and of lexie. and the baltic states have announced that they will provide ukraine with anti a tank messiahs. and our defense simpsons and to you as has also announced that they are going to increase their military assistance to ukraine des,
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alexander phenomena reporting there were those talks are taking place in geneva. thank you. now to some other stories, making headlines around the world, mexicans and the border city of see the what s are demanding justice for a murdered lesbian couple. activists marched to the attorney general's office seeking harsh punishment for the perpetrators. on sunday, police found the dismembered remains of the 2 women on a road to the white as has seen 11 women murdered this year already after a 172 were killed. last year the un general assembly has approved and israeli and german sponsored resolution condemning denial of the holocaust urging nations and social media companies to combat antisemitism. the resolution passed on the 80th anniversary of the so called bonds, a conference where nazi leader is coordinated their plans for concentration camps and the murder of newly 6000000 jews. and the 1st deliveries of aid supplies have
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arrived in tonga, days after the pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and soon ami. many areas were devastated. the islands were cut off from most communication for days afterwards. toxic ash from the volcano was covered much of the landscape and contaminated drinking water. austria's parliament has passed a new law making coven 19 vaccinations. mandatory for adults. it is the 1st european country to approve such a wide reaching measure so far only 72 per cent of austrians have been fully vaccinated against the corona virus. one of the lowest rates in western europe. 137 in favor to 33 against austria's vaccine mandate passed by a clear majority in a 1st for any european country legislators said it was a drastic but necessary step. probably compulsory vaccination isn't something we wanted. but unfortunately, it's become
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a necessity to close the big vaccination gap in austria. it's my deep conviction that only then will we have a realistic chance, a regaining the life we had before the corona virus, or from early february. everyone over the age of 18 must be vaccinated. with exceptions for those who are pregnant, have a medical exemption, or have recently recovered from coven 19. after an introductory phase, anyone still holding out could be find thousands of euro's thousands have joined regular street protests against restrictions and vaccination . a few 100 protesters gathered outside parliament in vienna as votes were cost. but inside only the far right freedom party voted against the mandate, their leader said he would continue to refuse to be vaccinated.
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her m village. but this vaccine mandate is an act of disenfranchisement m. earth with a single blow. millions of austrians are being downgraded mortgage. they're not independent sovereign paypal, any moral. they're sinking to the level of subjugated people of 74 north or offering him for commission. the bill must now passed the upper house and the freedom party has vowed to challenge it in court. the u. s. singer meatloaf has died at the age of 74. he was best known for his hits, bad out of hell, and i do anything for love. the cause of his death has not been disclosed. a grammy winner was born marvin lea a day. his career spanned at 6 decades, and he sold more than a 100000000 record. he also started in over $65.00 movies, including the rocky horror picture show. and here's his head. i do anything for life from 1993
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i . but i oh. and scott rock, spur from dw culture is covering this story for us. hi scott. he really was a huge presence in the entertainment industry. tell us more about me. love sign. yeah, i mean, he was a completely larger than life, a character i'm in his, in his music on, on state, in many films of that that he did a, i mean meatloaf really broke all. busy the rules, he wasn't, any one's idea of what a pop star should look like um or what a pop star should sound like. his music really defied all the pop music or categories. it was almost operatic in its scope. and, and,
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and also he made these incredibly long pop songs. his, his, his is music songs would stretch 891012 minutes long. i could do i do anything for love was over 12 minutes long and spent 5 weeks on the u. s. a top of the u. s. charts, and he managed to break through despite all this and become one the most successful pop hours of all time selling upwards of a 100000000 albums worldwide. what do you think? set him apart as a singer and a performer? yeah, i think performance is the key a meatloaf said himself that he had trouble being taken seriously as, as a, as a pop star. that people often saw more as a, as a circus clown. i'm. and i think that it came a bit from it's sort of theatrical background. he started in stage musicals, and he was incredibly theatrical performer. his music was a theatrical and i'm t, as i said, broke all the rules of my favorite song of his is paradise. by the dashboard light, probably the best ever song about making out in the back seat of
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a car. i'm and that as again, is, is, is, is, has a musical range that goes from maybe janis joplin to, to freddy mercury. and he, as i say, broke all the rules and, and that's why his, his fans worldwide really adored the man. and he really is known around the world as a singer. but i understand he actually considered himself to be 1st and foremost an actor is that right? yes, that's right. as, as it's a start on stage and he started, he performed eddie from the rush or a picture toe in a stage version. before i'm performing the same role, i'm in the film version of that, a people of who of love of film, fight club, or remember him as the a big hearted and very large breasted man, who, who consoles edward norton in various a male therapy sessions in that film on and he said that he thought himself as an actor, 1st and foremost, and i think that sort of the attract the, the actor khalidi, that sort of performance is really what carried over into his music. i'm not all
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critics appreciated that about his fans definitely did. and i think looking back, we'll see that was truly his contribution to, to pop music into entertainment. general threats got rocks per from d. w culture on the death of meatloaf. at the age of 74. scott, thank you very much. we just have time for a quick reminder of our top story. u. s. secretary of state antony blank in his in geneva for high stakes talks with russian foreign minister circ a lover of the meeting, comes amid warnings from the west that it will take swift and severe steps in response to any aggression by russia towards ukraine. dw business with rob watts is up next, the tooth
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