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down loans. from super. to. and very. into active exercises. on facebook in the app store. for the devaney. biden democrats had their 1st win in congress early on friday morning as the senate voted to back the president's 1.9 trillion dollars stimulus package there was also the small matter of dealing with a republican representative who has mused on facebook about the likelihood that wildfires in california had been caused by jewish backed space lasers and who has not retracted her claim that no airplane hit the pentagon on 911 but we'll get to that i'm phil gale in berlin and this is the day.
many americans you know. were. committed. to the american people we want to do it bipartisan but we must be strong i can't remember the budget and the time that i've been here in the south has ever voted in a bipartisan way. 50. 50 the senate being equally divided the vice president votes in the affirmative so we're off to a totally partisan start. think that's unfortunate. also coming up what happens when an ape is raised like a human child well that's part of the story of t.c.
boyle's new book talk to me and one of the questions that preoccupied the author when he wrote it. but went back to those days and all the research seventy's and eighty's the cross for string cheese in human households race and justice you raise your child to see how language is developed in us but also how it is generally developed it's just really fascinating we work in words we are words where they come from what are we different. welcome to the democrats in the united states or asserting their controlling congress to set the agenda and the tone in washington they now control the senate said use their majority for the 1st time in the early hours of friday morning to push ahead with president biden's plan for a $1.00 trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill but vice president harry says tie breaking vote the budget measure that was approved also means democrats will not
need any republican backing to pass the final package as long as old democrat senators back the bill with the details still to be worked out speaking with senate democrats at the white house president biden signaled that he was pleased that the path was now open to going big on spending to help americans overcome the pandemic and its economic effects we can't do too much we can do too little to do too little supporter but again the end result is not just the macro economic impact on the economy and our ability to compete nationally people's lives real live people are hurting and we can fix it straight to washington then we join the w correspond to all of a salad to welcome all of us so what sort of things will this $1.00 trillion dollars cover. as quite a big fail and joe biden wants to tackle the effects of the pun demick so the
economic crisis that the united states is suffering from right now so we have $1400.00 u.s. dollars in direct aid for every american taxpayer as a high earners are excluded from this money then also several fields so with regards to food the unemployment insurance will be extended until the end of the year small businesses health insurance also rental assistance if you can't pay your rent anymore and then of course there is aid included for reopening of the schools here as quickly as possible so the strategy really that president biden is following here in his 1st weeks of his presidency is to focus on the pandemic going on the fall of the economic fallout here and of course no word of all trump and his looming impeachment trial really a no word of an increase in the u.s. minimum wage which was a key part of joe biden's election platform and that's why he wanted 15 u.s. dollars per hour as a minimum wage by 2025 however now the problem here is the u.s.
senate and that is backing the stimulus package but the senate is rejecting this minimum wage that's a small setback for president biden especially because it goes down to a republican proposal and that now prohibits the minimum wage to be increased during the times of a pandemic and that found bipartisan support the concern here is that this minimum wage would be a burden for small businesses that they could eventually not make ends meet anymore with this minimum wage imposed ok so as far as the stimulus bill is concerned there's not job done joe biden can he relax and move on to something else. well the senate has approved that budget plan 1st of all and the house approved it with a final vote just a little while ago so that paves the way now for this relief package to be signed eventually the 2 speaker of the house nancy pelosi promised that this would be done and passed before march 15th so it is not on. course we know that the democrats
have the majorities in both chambers off the house joe biden is able to do that now without the help of the republicans but of course he wants bipartisan support that is something that he promised also in his inauguration speech so in part he wants to govern with the republicans but of course he also needs every democratic vote in senate as specially they are because the majority as you know is very slim and it continues to be a very close call just have a slightly set of why is the democrats don't need republican support from this point well they usually need 60 votes in senate to pass such a bill the democrats currently have 50 so that's not enough and then the senate passed a so-called budget resolution that's a procedural step it gets a bit complicated here but essentially it allows democrats a pass the relief bill with just
a simple majority and that is enough if they use the vice president kelly harris this vote as a tiebreaker and so therefore the democrats do not need the republicans to pass this legislation ok so the other big vote being talked about in watching today is the house that democrats unprecedented step of removing a republican congresswoman from her committee assignments so democrats told republicans to take disciplinary action against marjorie taylor green because of her controversial internet posts or else they would. congresswoman green advocated for the execution of a leader of this house she advocated for the execution of former president obama she encouraged violence against law enforcement and has a long record of racist anti-semitic and islamophobia comments she spread cruel conspiracy theories even claiming their horrific mass school shootings in sandy hook in parchman were staged i never said any of these things since i have been elected for congress these were words of the past i was allowed to believe things
that weren't true and i would ask questions and questions about them and talk about them and that is absolutely what i regret because if it weren't for the face book post and comments that i liked in 28 team i wouldn't be standing here today congressman greene says this resolution could set a precedent for the future i hope it does i hope we are setting a clear standard for what we will not tolerate anyone who suggests putting a bullet in the head of a member shouldn't show up on any committee period never before in the history of this house has the majority abused its power in this way the yankees are 2 $130.00 and the nays are $199.00 the resolution is adopted all of the some of the the bizarre is and conspiracy theories that retailer
a green has that has talked about and it's on facebook is long and bizarre but amongst those talking about school shootings and 911 being fake this sounds the extraordinary and particularly egregious. well yes and it really shows also if you look at how the republican party response to her than how the rift is in the republican party right now because it really depends to whom you speak there were some 11 house republicans who voted to remove her but then you have this other republican party was which is rather on the radical more extreme side of course following all this rhetoric of the last 4 years of president trump's term and they are cheering for her of course and she also is very supportive of donald trump and the most important aspect perhaps is that she still has the support of the party leadership the republican leader in the house of
representative kevin mccarthy is still defending her ok so this is going to be a big problem for republicans going forward is it's how they remain sort of true sutra distilled conservatism while also accommodating the conspiracy theories in the semi racists in the insurrectionists who flock to them because of donald trump absolutely yes and this is basically one of the core questions that we're looking at right now when it comes to the future of the republican party the big question will be how will the republican party be able to move forward right now you can see with this with this republican congresswoman in particular that the party is very much divided and that there are 2 essentially 2 sides that cannot come to terms how to move on should they rather stick with donald trump should they stick with conspiracy theories or should they move on and embrace olds democratic values and this is going to be very interesting to watch in the next weeks and months and years to come ok so the vote that we're talking about it happened on thursday this
was to remove marjorie taylor green from a couple of the house committees so what is the significance of these sanctions. well it's a very significant move by the democrats in particular because the democrats want to make clear here that they do not tolerate if congress people are in such important positions in such important assignments so they want to make clear they don't accept this and make a signal also so it's a symbolic move but it's also a move for the records because it essentially scholz very well where each individual republican congress person stance so who supports her and who doesn't and that became very clear in this vote here ok and further the significance of this particular vote as much as we would normally expect the republican party to do with membership with members on their committees but the democrats too is out of
their hands yeah that's exactly right and and again i mean we have this divided party right now that we're looking at and of course the democrats took it out of their hands this is unprecedented so there has been some criticism also by the republican party they are afraid of course that this could be turned into a political weapon to remove any kind of. person that you do not like on the other side of the political aisle of course but then again the democrats say that they want to follow their principles and fight these wrong informations and conspiracy theories like chewing on and all of such that we've heard of the last years so basically this is the stance that the democrats have fear and that's exactly what they have put forward thank you for that all of us silence in washington.
and the european union's top diplomat went to russia today in a bid to try and patch up increasingly strange relations joseph burrell's visit to moscow was the 1st by a talk to a u.s. official since 2017 these talks with foreign minister sergey lavrov came in with debate about whether e.u. countries should impose new sanctions on russia over the jailing of opposition leader elect saying the valley and the crackdown on his supporters both sides ignored it but what burrell described as a low point in relations over the last 2 years our relations have the mark by from the mental differences from a lack of trust. we are seeing each other more than a competitor of reichl rather than a partner and we saw you. we proceed from the assumption that the e.u. at this stage is an unreliable partner and i hope that the strategic review that
takes place will focus on the key interests of the e.u. and that these talks help make out contacts more constructive but as soon as there's talks wrapped up moscow in arms state was expelling diplomats from a u. countries including germany accusing them of taking part in illegal protests outside the next in the valleys court sentencing earlier this week german chancellor angela merkel speaking at a video conference with french president emmanuel macro condemned russia's move condemnation that was echoed by paris and other european capitals the w. correspondent bed regas in brussels is following this for us welcome parents let's start with the basics what was it that these diplomats did that so upset moscow. well russia is maintaining that these diplomats participated in the protests over
the weekend. against the russian government caused by alex a nerve on the opposition leader 2 of them burned some petersburg one in moscow but the governments in europe say this is nonsense because they were only doing what they are supposed to do they're watching they were watching the societal events in russia and this is covered by the vienna convention on diplomatic routes so there's also a. disagreement now of what was exactly happening but it is clear that this is a huge prove occasion by the russians this is what the european diplomats see here in brussels ok so they you was already putting the pressure on russia over alexina valley's poising and he's cold cases not to mention crimea of course i guess these expulsions take this route to a whole nother level. yeah that's right
because this was not only a provocation but it was also an attempt to to be a little just as sure that the e.u. envoy who was in moscow or why these expulsions took place it was clearly to show how weak the position of the e.u. is right now and. some sources say that brogue was very angry that this happened during his visit so to say and he's trying to get to alexander vonnie that would be his response then to this approval cation he wants to meet him he's still in moscow and wants to see the opposition leader but it is also very likely that another expulsion will follow now sweden and poland and germany are considering 2 x. 2 to throw out russian diplomats as an end voted for tat in this diplomatic row and this is what what normally happens in such cases ok but if you can sort of see russia's point because there is conflict there seems to be confusion from the
european side in terms of response i mean let's look at a couple of your space european responses to today's events 1st we have the german foreign minister heiko masa saying russia's decision to expel multiple a u diplomats is in no way justified and further damages relations with europe if the russian federation does not reconsider its decision this will not remain unanswered so that's germany's position and i feel a sense of the will listen to the new foreign policy chief joseph burrell talking about sanctions but the sanctions. there is no proposal by the time being by any member state. discussion will continue in the next train or 1st concert ministers and who should be union leaders we have in march so bad rigger to help us out to germany says expect a response europe says that response of boat b. sanctions so if not sanctions walked.
but i think germany is not expecting you sanctions in this diplomatic spat as i said the expulsion of russian diplomats would be the appropriate answer but the appetite of the atmosphere is hardening the upper tide for sanctions is is going up maybe in the european union in the novel in the case and in other cases there are lots of sanctions already in place against russia because of the an exemption of crimea they have severe economic sanctions that targeted sanctions because of. the russian involvement in ukraine there are sanctions against people who were involved in the poisoning of alexei nevada and other cases so that there is a lot of sanctions already and people asking here what do other things. which effect would they have is russia really responding to that so that makes clear that there's not much leverage the e.u. has except they want to go for the for the big hammer and take
a big you took economic sanctions which is not likely at the end of this man's the foreign minister would come together in brussels are going to talk about this but the interests of the member states of very different when it comes to russia there are some that have economic ties some that feel threatened by russia and some like germany and france want to keep the relations with russia somehow going because russia is needed in many other crises around the world right and cities of course are going to look at a situation i wonder how much a u.v. light tends to take a firm line against russia has to do with germany be used biggest the most powerful country not wanting to jeopardize its massive gas pipeline deal with russia. well 1st of all it's not only a german project it's a project done by companies from germany the netherlands france and also all syria
all these countries have interests in north stream to this pipeline which is nearly finished now and germany and france are saying this has nothing to do actually with the vote of the case this is an economic case we need is for gas supplies which are needed in europe and russia wants to sell its gas so this is something different but of course americans the european parliament also the commission say no no no it's stream to sort also be used as a leverage should be cut off now to say to to to show the russians that europe is really serious about punishing russia for its actions so this is still unresolved but it is clear that this is the relations with the day to day a much more in a dead end than they were before ok with this bit of a negative conversation a band is there any is there any light any sign of a sort of positive. hope in this relationship between you know russia.
well the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov lavrov and also those up already today in their press conference that there is that some fields of agreement and some things with russia and europe can work together for example when it comes to climate change to energy supplies to the development of new renewable energies and such things and they also have to work together in international crisis like iran russia is part of this iran treaty the argument the nuclear treaty russia is needed when it comes to syria to libya to yemen to many fields so that some common interests also between russia and the european union but it looks very dire right now to italy correspondent bad bigoted brussels thank you. to the world of literature now and the american writer t.c. boyle he often bases the extraordinary characters in his books on real people his
latest novel talk to me is no exception it's about a professor who does the talk shows with a chimpanzee that understands language like all the guests athena cable back with boyle to talk about books apes and coronavirus. the best selling author t.c.p. well lives in montecito california where like in most of the wild right now the vaccination rollouts is moving at a painfully slow pace. we caught up with him via video cool and i asked him how he's coping. there are at all times not only the political terror that's been inflicted but this biological terror. i am of the age group who is vulnerable and i'm further vulnerable because i'm a pacifist now i haven't gone anywhere or done anything. since this began.
within the last 7 months fortunately at least he's already received his 1st vaccination he lives in a house between the mountains and the ocean as a writer he's used to working at home by himself in that respect lockdown wasn't too hard to adjust to you know all. that horrible people and misanthropic vehicles well and i want of them yeah we don't want to be bothered by anybody or anything we want to live in our minds however there's another side to life and that's a social which i really enjoy going to my village i live in a little village i know everybody part of my life is social and being with all those people in the village. that has. a lot of difficult. t.c. boyle has published more than 20 novels and short story collections if it weren't for the pandemic could be in germany right now promoting his new novel talk to me
it tells at least in part that your story of an unusual experiment in the 1970 s. attend a chimpanzee into a media star. and columbia university scientists placed a baby chimpanzee in a human household in order to study when the nim chimpsky as they called him could learn to communicate with sign language the experiment failed tragically and the chimp died young effectively of a broken homes and a failed research project was the subject of a documentary released a few years ago. t.c. boyle has often explored the biographies and work of scientists in his writing so it comes as no surprise that boyle was fascinated by this almost 50 year old story he says this experiment was an attempt to find out what distinguishes man from beast a question that has long preoccupied us. how do you know who you are will. you have
language and you can talk well the deaf language is different it's a gestural language how does that work but yes and i did all that went back to those days in that all 'd the research seventies eighties the cross fostering pansies in human households race and justice eurasia child. just seeing how language is developed in us but also how it is generally developed it's just really fascinating we work in words we are words where they come from why are we different . t.-z. boyle might be a felt pretty name to pessimist but he's a hugely prolific one and not even a global pandemic is likely to dampen his extraordinary creativity. and you can see a longer version of that report on the arts 21 program this week well the day is nearly done by the conversation continues online you can join us on twitter at
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this is a doubly newsline from russia expels diplomats from germany sweden and poland as tensions rise of the jailing of kremlin critic alexina about visiting moscow as mr allen is put on trial again in european union's foreign affairs chief says relations with russia after the. german chancellor i'm going to tackle condemns expulsions as unjustified she commented following a joint defense and security meeting with the french president. also on the program of course in turkey again refuses out of devore susie's an appeal to release
prominent philanthropist altman's cavalia to get the latest from a correspondent in a south. i'm phil gal welcome to the program germany has some of the russian ambassador over the kremlin's expulsion of swedish polish and german diplomats after accusing them of participating in illegal protests against jetting off leading opposition figure and actually in the valley russia made the announcement while the european union's top diplomat josep burrell was in moscow he described the block's ties with russia as being under severe stress. the e.u.'s goal is to keep communication channels open as their foreign representatives to visit moscow and there are some opportunities for cooperation during his meeting with russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov the e.u.
representative you know several said the russian vaccine sputnik movie was just one of them but neither side has any illusions about the low point their relations have hit and the elephant in the room is alex enough. respect they have. to. russia's foreign minister argues the e.u. is behaving more and more like the us always threatening with new sanctions. we've become accustomed to these unilateral and illegitimate measures and we have adjusted our positions accordingly we assume to the e.u. is no longer a reliable partner. but. elsewhere in moscow journalists waited outside a district court during a hearing in another trial against. he is accused of slandering
a war veteran. portably had sought a meeting with the kremlin critic but it's unclear whether he will be able to see him before his departure on saturday. well diplomatic expulsions overshadowed a virtual defense and security council meeting between the leaders of germany and france on friday afternoon it was the 1st meeting between and going to macular. since the us president joe biden took office though the 2 leaders have been pushing differing solutions towards worsening relations with russia both condemned russia's actions this chance of a medical issue that these are still does this it's an all can this be carrying out meeting we were also informed about the expulsion of german swedish and polish diplomats from moscow in connection with demonstrations connected to mr not. by any . we consider these expulsions unjustified and we believe this to be yet another expression of what we're seeing in russia it is fall from the realms of the rule of
law at the moment. bruno letterhead is a senior fellow specializing in security defense at the german marshall fund welcome to t.w. is germany's response likely to go any further than some of the russian ambassador for a good telling off. well i think 1st of all we need to understand that the events today were not a coincidence this is really russia showing its muscle telling the look what we can do we can expel your diplomats of certain you member states even though the top foreign affairs chief of the e.u. is with doesn't town actually trying to appease relations so this was really poor ring on oil on fire and let's be frank a significant diplomatic provoke ation from russia to europe so i think there's 2 options for responses the countries to whom the diplomats belong germany poland sweden could these sites for instance to some of the ambassador but also decide to
for instance expel russian diplomats from their own territory this this could be one option at the national level i think the author of should and would be a e.u. wide response from the european union and then of course we talk about sanctions. sanctions of course are complex issues only last month where you foreign affairs ministers were sitting down in brussels around the same issue they failed to agree on imposing new sanctions on russia there's no unity in the e.u. around this so that window of a portion of the last the next the fortunately might be perhaps next month there will be an summit in brussels for heads of state and governments and there of course leaders could examine the possibility to introduce new sanctions having said that though the summit as only next month's which means as a diplomatic or delegation is pretty late it's pretty slow right somewhat suit to unpick that i wondered if that perceived lack of unity amongst you ma'am because is
why russia has chosen to do this and and if not what is behind this this hardening of attitude from russia to choosing to make this calculated insult. and i mean of the hardening of russian foreign policy it's all to do with domestic interests so we need to understand whatever russia does brought it's serves a domestic interest so it serves the kremlin as a tool to tell its people that look we have an adverse or we have an enemy and a country must unite so this is behind the kremlin hardening position especially in these difficult times for russia where people are actually protesting on the streets against the kremlin so in terms of the european union you know also here of course nothing is black or white it's a gray there is a level of unity which extends the e.u. . thinks about russia you know we've seen that the e.u.
has agreed to condemn russia all member states we see that you has agreed on sanctions in the past so there is a level of unity but when we talk about real hard responses there the picture is a bit more complicated to you you have inside the e.u. countries that want a hard response and you have other e.u. member states that are a bit more soft on this issue good talking to you thank you so much for joining us a brutal letter from the german marshall fund. and let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world will start in me alone hundreds of students and teachers have joined rallies against the recent military coup demonstrators in young don't read veterans in support of detailed leader sounds of a civil disobedience movement has been growing since the military declared on monday that it would take power for the. judges of the international criminal court in the hague have ruled it has jurisdiction in the palestinian territories this could lead to investigations of alleged war crimes committed to israel which is not
a member of the i.c.c. he insists the court has no jurisdiction. oscar winning actor christopher plummer has died at the age of 91 born in canada he was best known for portraying captain found trapped in 1960 five's the sound of music he also enjoyed in late career in a sense winning the oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the 2012 film beginners. now to turkey where a court has once again rejected an appeal for the release of a prominent businessman and philanthropist osman cavalia has been in prison for more than 3 years accused of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government following a failed coup into in 2016 human rights groups of denounce the proceedings isn't just politically motivated and say that he's detention is aimed at silencing him. portraits of. a don't his empty office. for over 3 years the turkish human
rights activist has been behind bars in the meantime assenting you know has been running cobbler's on a dollar couture foundation on his behalf. it promotes intercultural understanding and human rights projects even if that is becoming increasingly challenging. they fight people like us. advocate closer integration with the european union amicable ties with one's neighbors democracy in place or living in a paranoid atmosphere or dissidents are condemned and simply branded terrorists. turkish authorities have accused kabul of both supporting leftwing terrorism and plotting an islamist coup. initially the public prosecutor accused of having bankrolled the 2013 gezi park protests but no evidence was ever presented to back
this up even so the turkish president everyone is convinced that kabul is guilty. all through kelly there are foreign forces seeking to spark unrest in other countries. that don't behalf of these people in turkey. is now behind bars. couple was arrested in 2017 and held for nearly 1200 days in this prison just outside of istanbul the european court of human rights demanded couple is release and when a turkish court complied his wife i should headed for the jail to collect him but within hours authorities issued a new warrant for his arrest. the closest you stop believing in justice when you experience something like that. there's no justified reason to keep. up in jail not a single reason. but they can fabricate one at any moment you know. how
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advertisements this year's lineup looks a little different however until you walk. alone welcome to the show i'm seeing beardsley in berlin it's good to have you with us the u.s. labor market showed weak growth in january adding $49000.00 jobs that's an improvement over december but it suggests that job growth has stalled during the pandemic the new numbers did drop the official unemployment rate to 6.3 percent yet that's still 3 percentage points higher than before the pandemic economists also save many discouraged workers have left the labor market meaning the real rate of unemployment is almost certainly higher nearly $10000000.00 u.s. jobs have yet to return since the beginning of the pandemic right for more on this let's go to our financial correspondent in new york. good to see you what are these new is figures tell us about the u.s. economy. you know it definitely was not fully convincing jobs
report you mentioned gold for those 49000 jobs at least we got new jobs in december actually we had a decrease of truth 80227000 jobs but if you look at where the jobs came from now in general and that was for quite some degree a temporary job cement and also we saw a lot of teachers getting hired so that's a trend that's probably not going to continue necessarily and then we also had jobs in the business and professional services on the other side in the hospitality industry in hotels and restaurants so we had to quite a drop in new jobs and so definitely the job market does have far cry away from where it used to be before the pandemic hit and it will take some time to get back to those levels. there's an expectation that the u.s. economy could return to its pretending its levels in terms of g.d.p. this year maybe even as early as this summer jobs could take so much longer to recover perhaps years why is there such a divide between g.d.p.
and jobs. well i mean this country runs on consumption right and even to me as a surprise consumption is still pretty stable partly because so we see a lot of families getting again governmental aid tim there is still this hole that the president joe biden will bring a new a picket shim on its way so that could stephanie at least help american households to destabilize their finances we've also seen the trend that a lot of households a still trying to get ready for work from a home school or told so we saw a lot of people actually spending money to make their homes a nice syria or spend it on called sort of computers laptops for instance for their kids and themselves so that has definitely a step allies and as long as consumption is a stable that also helps some of the overall g.d.p. figures but. really we shouldn't forget to g.d.p. that is just one statistic and that definitely definitely doesn't mean that all is
well for all americans we still have about 10000000 americans without a job and as i mentioned it will take some time so not everybody will feel the nice impact if g.d.p. really comes back by the summer but that also depends on how the vaccination goes and so on all right with a look at those latest job numbers out of the u.s. thank you. and we'll take a look now at some of the other business stories making headlines. like in coffee has filed for bankruptcy in the united states the chain had billed itself is a chinese contender to starbucks and it debuted on the nasdaq less than 2 years ago but last year locking was delisted after it emerged that the company had inflated its sales figures. shares and to talk rival kwai show almost tripled in value on their hong kong stock exchange debut on friday that followed an i.p.o. from the short video sharing app that raised $5300000000.00 that makes it the
largest tech listings since the ride sharing service in 2019. u.s. trade deficit surged in 2022 its highest level in 12 years according to the department of commerce and increased by more than $100000000000.00 to almost $680000000000.00 as exports fell more than imports well the next director general of the world trade organization appears to be all but decided the withdrawal of south korea's yo from the race means that only one candidate remains and that's former nigerian finance minister ngozi. should become the 1st woman and the 1st african to leave the w t o should she be selected the organization had been due to announce the winner in the contest by the end of last year the process was delayed by disagreement among member countries. in this race to be the head of the world trade organization now goes the o'connor joe it has emphasized her experience brokering deals and fighting
corruption including in this election video. thank you for your work i'm not. sure i want to bring. you to something to you i make you think this right. but the path to the stop position has been rocky to be approved as director general of the w t o a nominee has to have consensus from the 164 member states not just a simple majority since last year the united states has refused to back anyone besides south korea's e.u. myung hee. but things seem to have changed since the inauguration of president joe biden on friday you know he dropped out saying the decision was made in close consultation with us. so what are the priorities of the last comic standing.
at the top of a condo if we all as agenda would be sorting out the organizations failing dispute resolution mechanism which has no serving judges for the 1st time ever she has also said she wants to help rebuild trust between the u.s. and china and several members have also push for reform of the body including how it rules on state industrial subsidies. but perhaps the biggest challenge ahead of her consists of reestablishing the relevance of the w t o as a free trade preserving multilateral institution following years of trade disputes and increasing protectionism among the world's powers that's no small task earlier i spoke with a car president of the german as institute of global and area studies or begins to tutor at harvard i asked her what lies ahead for the next director general. it's very commonplace in policy and in media debates to blame the trump administration
for all these problems of the w t l but this is deeply misguided and now even with the biden administration in place trade multilateralism is not going to return suddenly to some imaginary pre-trained all that age and so what what any you no matter how qualified and new director general is she would have to take the criticisms of the organization which are coming from diverse fronts on different members from non-state actors seriously a cannot age the limitations seriously and she comes to anything on our own because it's a member driven organization so she would have to build an agenda for meaningful reform working with other member states a reason olic are there with a good student humber well it's super bowl weekend in the us the matchup between the tampa bay buccaneers in the kansas city chiefs could be a thrilling contests but perhaps
a little different from past super bowls only 20 percent of the seats will have fans and them with cardboard cut outs filling the rest of the seats but the super bowl is also known for its t.v. advertisements and those 2 are set to look a little different. this is the arena. and these other gladiators patrick my home's worst tom brady it's the bucs versus the chiefs. this is another match up won't be happening this year coke versus pepsi because of the pandemic many companies have to side that not to throw millions into the annual advertising extravaganza both companies have seen revenues dip during the pen demick as restaurants in the u.s. and in many other countries around the world were closed. also sidelined the famous but was a clydesdales the brewery giant plans to forgo their traditional ats and instead
invest in public service announcements to promote the covert $1000.00 vaccination effort. still c.b.s. who's producing the super bowl has almost sold out its available ad space at a clip of $5600000.00 for a 32nd commercial that's just about the same price tag as last year expensive but for the companies the investment pays off. this year in particular you have fewer super bowl parties people aren't out at ours where maybe that you need. so i think it's year you're actually seeing more people really engaging with the ads spending time watching the ads more so than in the past you know your families need to gather together in smaller groups so they can actually listen to you and hear the and the thing that actually is attractive for the
marketers that are buying into the game this year. for france they'll be a lot of entertainment crammed into the ads including some big names matthew mcconaughey and mehndi kale ing mila kunis ashton kutcher and shaggy all selling doritos. other commercials featuring actors michael b. jordan and will ferrell. and for younger football fans even the cookie monster makes an appearance a good idea. all right the top story we're following the u.s. labor market showed weak growth in january adding 49000 jobs the new numbers show that the official unemployment rate dropped a few points to 6.3 percent but economists say many discouraged workers have already left the labor market meaning the real rate of unemployment is likely higher. and that's it for me and the business team you find out more about
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length. to glenn. q. this is africa on the program today that african woman tips to direct global trade nigeria's and was the 0.0 it well a is a step closer to meeting the world trade organization after her south korean drive all pulled out of the brain her appointment would make history. right. i'm going to work.