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he says. it's a crime and. this is news coming to you live from berlin president joe biden declares the u.s. is back on the world stage by his 1st foreign policy address announcing a reversal of american 1st agenda to end support for the war in yemen and the withdrawal of troops from germany also coming up they protested in moscow and now
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they're paying the price we speak to friends and relatives of those arrested in protest supporting opposition leader. who's due back in court today this time on charges of slander. from a car crash to a medical miracle a man in the united states receives the world's 1st successful face. transplant. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us. u.s. president joe biden has outlined his vision for u.s. foreign policy in his 1st major policy speech biden sought to reassure it reassure u.s. global leadership. build alliances and reverse donald trump's america 1st agenda he announced an end to support for the war in yemen and a halt to the withdrawal of u.s. troops from germany. the united states is ready to engage with the world again
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that was dr biden's message from the mob of holes of washington state department biden this means foreign policy must be grounded in the multilateral wote rather than in defense of america's interests that puts america 1st america is back to plumb lucy is back at the center of our foreign policy. so the us will once more try to find solutions to the world's problems like in yemen the world would she managed crisis years of conflict of destroyed much of the country killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving more need starvation. the us has given tacit backing to one side of that war no more says biden this war has to end and to underscore our commitment we are in need all american support for offensive
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operations in the war in yemen including relevant arms sales biden also said he's ministrations diplomacy will involve a clear defense of democracy he called on me and my us generals to surrender power . and he signaled a tougher tone on russia than the last administration urging the release of kremlin critic alexei navalny and pledging he will keep plugging that putin's kremlin in check. days the united states rolling over in the face of russia's aggressive actions interfering with our elections cyber attacks poison its citizens are over. biden strengthening the u.s. the stance on russia and china will mean reaching out to washington's old allies in europe and elsewhere. he ordered a freeze on u.s. troop withdrawals abroad. including from the us is bases in germany the trumpet ministration war to pull out nearly $10000.00 troops biden
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will depart from that plan america in alliances are our greatest asset leading with diplomacy means standing shoulder to shoulder with our allies and key partners once again. this administration comes to power with diplomats marlowe and its alliances chafing restoring both will be a huge challenge. so how much of a policy shifted president biden's speech suggests our washington correspondent all of us saw it sent us this assessment. it's a major shift in foreign policy that president biden outlined in his address his decision to freeze a redeployment of more than 10000 troops from germany is a strong signal for the transatlantic partnership it came just as expected so that's good news for germany but germany can also expect that joe biden will
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continue donald trump's stance when it comes to military spending there will be likely more calls for a higher german defense budget from the white house also when it comes to china president biden will continue to pressure full fare a trade practices but in large parts america's new role in the world comes in stark contrast to the trump era president biden announced she wants to end the war in yemen and another change in policy is biden's plan to return to the nuclear deal with iran so there are many foreign policy challenges waiting for him but more important and president biden made that clear in his address is the situation back home in the united states the pen demick and the economic crisis continue to be number one on his agenda. now to the crown a virus pandemic starting with a quick look at some of the major developments there the u.s. has recorded over 40000 virus deaths in 2 weeks amid concerns the cases could spike again after gatherings for sunday's super bowl mexico has run out of vaccine doses
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and no new shipments are expected until mid february this with the country's hospitals at over 80 percent capacity denmark says it will launch a 1st version of a coronavirus vaccination passport by the end of february and the red cross is warning of potentially devastating consequences of facts and nations and poorer countries lags wealthier wealthier ones it says the whole world is vulnerable if large regions remain on vaccinated. well germany's own vaccination program has now provided doses to over 2000000 people out of a population of more than 80000000 according to a new nationwide poll that's too slow but figures show support for the job itself is rising as more people plan to take up the government's on its target of an initial dose for everyone by the end of september more than 2000000 people in germany have now been injected with a coronavirus vaccine and have it 3 quarters of
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a 1000000 have already had their 2nd dose despite the progress there's a widespread feeling that it's not fast enough. 68 percent of those surveyed said they think the vaccine rollout has been too slow in gemini that's a 16 percent increase in bed with a month ago. chancellor merkel knows it too this week she called a meeting to work out how to speed things up. this happens to be a path has been slower at some points but i think there were good reasons for this . death and. one of the reasons cited for slowness was that the european union countries acted together the e.u. decided not to issue provisional vaccine approvals as happened in some other places . if i think we did the right thing it's about trust. another delaying factor was the joint e.u. approach to ordering vaccines some say attempts to push down the price meant it
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took longer to reach a deal whatever the reason support for the e.u.'s common purchasing policy is dropping only 63 percent of those asked in germany said they thought it was a good idea 7 percent less than in january. the government has promised all adults will be offered at least a 1st dose of vaccine before the end of september the good news is the number of people saying they intend to take up that offer is steadily rising. sketch up on some of the stories making headlines today pharmaceutical company johnson and johnson has regulators in the united states to give its vaccine emergency approval if of authorized it would be the 3rd vaccine to be approved for use in the u.s. the johnson jones in fact seen only requires one shot the 1st of its kind in the world because a virtual republican lawmaker has been punished for promoting q. and a on conspiracy theories and endorsing violence against democrats marjorie taylor
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green was removed from 2 committees after a vote in the u.s. house of representatives 11 republicans also voted against her green said she regretted some of her passwords but stopped short of apologizing. in the u.s. state of iowa a number of people were injured in a pile up of some 40 vehicles police said 2 officers were helping with multi car crashes in the area when the larger pile of power and officials said there were no fatalities. thousands of people have been arrested across russia this week in protests against the imprisonment of kremlin critic and opposition leader of x. a no bonnie he's due back in court today for a separate trial this time on slander charges around $500.00 of the protesters are being held at a detention facility near moscow outside their friends and relatives wait for news our correspondents yury were chateau spoke with them. not. whose number 15 an
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alliance with this woman asks she's one of the volunteers outside of the soccer of a detention facility at 2 hour drive from moscow these people have been standing in the freezing cold since the early morning. they want to help as their friends and relatives people who were arrested to during the protests. some of them are waiting for their sentence some are already serving it to be shame appear that we have collected warm things this is a sweater this is a blanket because we don't know if our friends in there have anything to cover up with little see if there is some underwear t. shirts and wore gloves just in case all of this is awful even cried a few times my friends are in vera. looking but. more than 7000 people have been arrested across russia in the past 10 days. the police were
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particularly brutal during the last protests in moscow and st petersburg on the weekend and after alex enough on his sentence some time security forces dragged people into police buses for no reason some of them were random passers by several cases are now being investigated the police. authorities argue that the protests were not authorized and therefore posed a security threat in reality however the police officers themselves have at times become a security threat to some you know sent passers by. these young people say they spent up to 12 hours as a courthouse after being detained apparently they had to sleep on the floor they were sentenced to several days in prison but since prison space seems to be running out they have had to wait for hours in a police bus. it's stuffy one young man explains he says he spends 7 hours in
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here so far. it's now afternoon in front of the detention center the queue has apparently moved. they also take their time accepting the packages and a searching each one carefully in the cup with the only serious this is all so surreal we don't know what all this will lead to but we want to continue fighting for our rights and our freedom he was fortunate that generally my guests of course were also scared but many people want to keep fighting for their future on the streets you want to finish the bottle selfish. more than 500 people to be in detention behind to these fans and to more young people are expected to arrive here from moscow carts and especially if the protests continue. by the us where a man who was left badly disfigured by
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a car crash is able to smile once more 22 year old joe de mayo has undergone the world's 1st face and double hand transplant surgery happened in august and doctors have now called the massive procedure a success one and some of our images in our report may be disturbing to some viewers. aren't you shirish throw a gaping hole in the world. i am going to have to face and hand transplant. second chance at life. been 6 months since operations and speech is still difficult for him but the fact that he can talk at all is a medical sensation. for 23 hours 6 teams of surgeons at new york university hospital operated on him and the result was the successful transplant of a donor's face and both hands. the doctors waited until now to go
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public because they wanted to make sure the complicated surgery would remain successful over time similar transplants had been previously attempted but failed. in july 23rd 22 year old had an accident in which he suffered severe burns and lost his lips eyelids and fingertips he had 20 reconstructive operations which resulted in the limited use of his hands and face. in the summer of 21000 this complicated transplant became a possibility and it was successful now he sports a new look. the 1st. just kept all of it. but he has not completely recovered from the operations
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every day he has 5 hours of physical therapy joe de mayo is far from having reached the end of the road but he has a message for others beginning a difficult journey. and there's always you know what at the end of the tunnel on and i reckon. you're watching d.w. news from berlin up next forget business for you with rob what's i'm terry martin thanks watch. it's about billions. it's about power. it's about the foundation of the new world order the silk road. china wants to expand its influence with this trade network. but in europe there's
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a shot of the morning when for accept money from the new superpower will become dependent on the current.

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