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landolin. player. oh. this is d.w. news live from berlin joe biden declares of return to multilateralism. americans back. the u.s. president makes a renewed commitment to the transatlantic alliance addressing the munich security conference he promises close cooperation to tackle a host of pressing issues also on the show one year on germany pays tribute to the victims of a racist attack in the city of hama the german president from baltar steinmeyer urges the public to unite against right wing extremism. and then the bundesliga
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fans are looking forward to the league's fiercest rivalry as bottom plays shaka pose 1st endorsement in the revered derby later on saturday dortmund needs points of qualify for the champions league and chunk that wants to escape relegation. a warm welcome to our international viewers i'm marrying a steam. joe biden has made his 1st major global appearance as u.s. president addressing the munich security conference he declared a renewed commitment to the transatlantic alliance promising to work closely with european allies to tackle major challenges such as the covert 1000 pandemic and climate change after 4 years of fraying transatlantic ties under the trumpet ministration biden is trying to rebuild relations but there are important areas
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where washington and europe do not see eye to eye. when the west talks amongst itself the us president has the 1st word and he delivered what his partners in europe wanted to hear america is back the transatlantic alliance is back and joe biden was clearly about america's core mission. for most prepared gather for a long term strategic competition with china tricky for germany whose economic recovery from covert is made in china it angela merkel says she's ready to take on the challenge with a no tipping softer tone and you know how the new look. over the past 2 years china has gained global power and we have to set something against that as a transatlantic alliance and as democracies and that's why the question of not just china and russia getting vaccines to developing in other countries is very
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important. and the fix them stand there isn't $51.00 but a man i might call ruins that america's interests were no longer always the same as europe's and spoke about his favorite theme of european sovereignty and europe 0 been union its key members have to be part of the solution of their own security. french and german interpretations of sovereignty may remain different yet both share the relief over the new u.s. administration office. signs on multilateralism are a lot better today than 2 years ago and that has a lot to do with the fact that 2 biden has become president of the united states and starting from the milica of all the newest in some of the munich security conference will have the whole world back up the diplomatic table this preview set
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the tone from the west undermine democracy doesn't happen by accident we have to defend it fight for strength and renewing we have to prove that our model isn't a relic of history it's the single best way to revive lies the promise of our future. but that comeback of the west under u.s. leadership is by no means certain. first of analysis let's bring in chief international editor richard walker hello to you richard now do you believe that ties between europe and the u.s. can be fully restored after 4 years of tensions under trauma. well we certainly heard joe biden pushing a lot of the buttons that europe was hoping that he would do talking about you know this message americans back sort of channeling his inner arnold schwarzenegger with this very clear but simple message that america is
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a partner again recommitting to the transatlantic alliance recommitting to nato the military alliance talking about his commitment to our school 5 the bedrock of nato which is that promise that an attack on one member of it is the next hack on all of them all of these things were things that donald trump had thrown into question unlike any other president before him so just to hear from joe biden that here was a president again who really held these things dear recently in a very welcome message to the europeans but you're right there are issues on which the 2 sides will have trouble finding a common line and now return to what do you think they can do it to overcome these differences and to meet the challenges that face the transatlantic relationship. well let's take a couple of examples now one of the kind of bones of contention which really rose
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to the surface on to the trumpet ministration was military spending whether to korean germany for instance germany is fall short of this target the nato member countries have spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense i'm going to macro said that germany and now 1.5 percent so it's very far behind that but it still did say that she committed to 2 percent so moves in that direction will help but i think the biggest fear that you have here in europe is that the united states is moving into a period 'd of such profound confrontation with china and russia these all thora terry and powerless out that that it will move into a kind of a new cold war scenario there's a lot of worry about that matter joe biden try to assuage fears about that by saying that he didn't want the reappearance of rigid blocks but still the whole thrust of his speech was costin this moment as a kind of a historical. historical inflection point as he called it where you will basically
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have a battle of the systems between democracy on the one side and or truck receive on the other and that does have a pretty sort of cold war flavor so that's going to worry europeans that was the deadliest chief international editor richard walker richard thank you so much. let's turn our attention now to some of the other stories making news around the world. protests in me and maher have entered their 3rd week with demonstrators demanding freedom for those arrested and to return to democracy people took to the streets of the cities of mandalay and yang gone in defiance against the military coup this comes as it was confirmed that a protester shot by police earlier in the week had died of her injuries. u.s. president joe biden says he'll approve a disaster declaration for the state of texas paving the way for more federal aid to deal with a crippling winter storm nearly 15000000 people have been facing disruptions to
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water supplies and at least 2 dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm in the southern state. severe flooding in the indonesian capital jakarta has forest over a 1000 people to flee their homes floodwaters have reached nearly 2 meters in some areas authorities warn the conditions are set to continue as the country expects the heaviest rain of the season in the coming days. nasa's rover perseverance has sent home spectacular images from mars this selfie shows the rover descending from the sky crane that lowered it the final few meters to the surface it's just one of the photos released by nasa of perseverance is 1st day out on the red planet a moscow court has rejected the appeal of opposition leader alexei in a volley against his jail sentence for parole violations bought it reduced his sentence. sought medical treatment in germany last year after he was poisoned with
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a nerve agent. germany has marked a year since 9 people with immigrant backgrounds were killed in a racist attack that shocked the country the victims were gunned down in the west of city of hung out by a far right extremist who later turned the gun on himself well now after a year long investigation relatives of the victims say they still have more questions than answers. the bells of house churches ringing out and remembrance of the 9 that lost their lives but for friends and family of the victims they still deal with the grief daily. basis on young here today it's been exactly a year since my son and 8 other young people write that he became victims of
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a racist terrorist attack and to launch locks work. on the night of the 19th of february 2020 shots rang out in the heart of how no. man entered into barnes and opened fire killing 3 people before getting back into his car and driving to the other side of the city. there he entered a cafe and killed 6 more. it took just 12 minutes to kill 9 people in just 7 others. the right wing extremist targeted people with immigrant backgrounds people he viewed as foreign. was it in the wrong kind of put it kids weren't foreigners. they were lovely helpful kids brothers and sisters parents and friends they were citizens of this country and out of nowhere they were from this world that made it
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. among those attending the memorial was german president. he acknowledged authorities had made errors and failed to protect the victims but he called on the public to take a common stand. was a danger as the president of this country i'm standing here before you to ask you let's not allow these evil attacks to divide us that we must not overlook the evil in the heart of our society that hatred exclusion and indifference. but let's believe in the best his spirit of our country and the power of unity and become some mitten and. for many friends and relatives of the victims there is still too much unknown about the events of a year ago and i want to see more done to combat racism.
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let's bring you up to date now on some of the latest developments in the covert 1000 pandemic the number of new coronavirus cases recorded here in germany in the last 7 days has risen slightly this comes after a consistent fall over the last month during a strict lockdown russia has approved its 3rd vaccine against covert 19 but late stage trials of the new jab called kovacs have yet to begin in new zealand has begun rolling out it's that same program using the pfizer biotech jab health care workers and border guards are 1st in line to get immunized. all right since for it's news now and in german soccer barossa dortmund and shall go renew the bond as they get fierce this rivalry later on saturday as they clash in the riviera derby bottom place shaka are desperate for a win that would give them a chance of escaping relegation for dortmund meanwhile 3 points would enhance their
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chances of champions league qualification. amid an exasperating season brucia documents were given a timely boost this week the announcement that coach markov hosel would take over next season was followed by a 32 win over severe in the champions league last 16 europe's elite competition is where they want to be and the darby win would be a huge step in the right direction is in here behind in the league we need point and it's a darby we won't be hunting at present kind of pushing it the 1st time. but daughter and have been in generous mood lately they haven't kept a clean sheet since the 3rd of january and keep them up in a hit says had a torrid time as replacement for one durkee for the other end of the pitch telling holland has been a model of consistency for the black india lose the impressive young no we didn't has 15 been does lee good goals to his name but as many as shall cause entire squad one thing the league's bottom side hasn't been short of this season as head coaches
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system goes is their 4th of the campaign the swiss says a win is more important for his team. base of the we need a lot more points than gotten to do more in the sense that we're doing everything we can see in it as we know it will be relegated to me and. that makes the game a real poder cag be noted in the. results. are finally to light the royal blue touch paper they need to start scoring goals a miserable return of 3 in their last 6 games shows why don't land our heavy favorites. and vote for a kicked up wonders they can match day 22 with a bang on friday night they dismantled struggling bielefeld to continue their impressive season in arnold scored the pick of the goals is fine a left foot strike camps a 3 nil win for the wolves to 3rd place in the table at least overnight below felt
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couldn't find the form of the southern draw with champions byron last weekend and they remain deep in relegation trouble. you're watching the telly and it is coming to you from berlin back at the top of the hour with another update for you marion and seemed to change that. stay up to date don't miss our highlights. program on line d.w. dot com highlights.

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