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this is state of the news coming to you live from berlin a wave of condemnation after a russian opposition leader alexina body is arrested in months ago kremlin critic was detained at a moscow airport just hours after he departed for lindh where he been recovering from a nerve agent attack that almost killed him dozens of his supporters were arrested as well also coming up they've seen their colleagues die as 119 now kenyan health workers are going on strike calling on the government to do more to protect them on the job. and after losing in the in the league and the cup by and bounce
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back against a high flying private side stretching their lead at the top of the promised. hello i'm terry martin and welcome to the program germany the u.k. and the u.s. are among the western nations calling for the immediate release of kremlin critic alexei no he was arrested after landing at a moscow airport on his return from berlin bonnie had been in germany recovering from a nerve agent attack last august which he blames on the kremlin russian authorities said they detained me for violating the terms of a suspended prison since. a kiss goodbye and he's taken it was. arrested at passport control just minutes after expressing hope he might go free
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anybody who says i'm not afraid. go through border control cross the border and go home i know i'm right actions against me are fake. just minutes earlier the plane had landed unexpectedly at moscow's sheremetyevo airport it had been diverted from a different moscow airport where it had previously been expected to land. dramatic scenes unfolded police arrested dozens of nirvana supporters who wanted to greet the kremlin critic personally the thirty's had declared their presence illegal and blocked access to the terminal with police vehicles some kremlin observers say the response shows the russian government is afraid of. me is dangerous otherwise they wouldn't want to imprison or kill him but he was fearless and now he's also famous even outside of russia that is exactly what the kremlin doesn't want. who are recognized by 70 or 80 percent of the population and who cannot be
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controlled. august 20th last year was admitted to hospital in siberia after he lost consciousness on a flight his wife asked president vladimir putin permission to send her husband to germany for treatment surprisingly the kremlin allowed it. was treated for several weeks at the charity hospital in berlin during this time german army scientists found evidence that the russian had been poisoned with a nerve agent novacek other western experts came to the same conclusion. russia meanwhile dismissed the allegations as a political ploy by the west and has so far refused to investigate the attack when asked about. it's annual press conference that when you flood america putin responded with mockery you know. become one who needs him if we had wanted to we
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would have finished him off with a gun to putin was responding to these allegations about a so-called killer squad from the domestic intelligence agency the f.s.b. had poisoned him but instead of addressing these allegations moscow has now put behind bars. and we have team coverage on this story emily sure when is our correspondent in moscow and gerald reed is at our parliamentary studios here in berlin and emily in a volley barely survived the poisoning last august why did he decide to go back to russia where the same could happen again. well you know terry i think all opposition activists here in russia know that it's risky to be a kremlin critic and that's what they regularly tell me people regularly tell me that they would be even willing to die for their cause and i think that you can probably say the same about. we saw in that statement that he made at the
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airport upon his arrival that he says he's not afraid he has said in the past that leaving russia was actually not his choice he was brought there in a coma and that's why coming back isn't a choice either he never questioned that choice that's what he has said repeatedly since he woke up from that coma he knows i think though also that if he didn't come back to russia he could run the risk of potentially slipping into kind of irrelevance going forward political irrelevance by not being here in russia in the country especially ahead of parliamentary elections here duma elections in the country which are scheduled to take place later this year where alex in the vine plans to lead the charge on this kind of strategic voting strategy which he's been advocating where he wants people to vote for the candidate most likely to beat putin's united russia party. these arrests has drawn massive international
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condemnation u.s. secretary of state mike has called it the latest in a series of russian attempts to silence me and use foreign affairs chief you're sapporo hold on russian authorities to respect the rights and release him immediately. jared watched the german government saying about the bodies arrested in russia. well german foreign minister hiker mosse has called for these immediate release he said that an avanti return to russia of his own free will and he described russia these postal and political harm and said it was incomprehensible that he had been arrested upon his arrival back in russia mosse also repeated the german government's position that alexei know he was the victim of a crime last september. described it as an attempted murder with
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a nerve agent there of course had been fears over finale safety upon his arrival in russia and last week a government spokesman was asked whether it had whether the government had tried to discourage alexina valmy from going back at all and what stiff inside that the government spokesman said was that the government was glad that alexei novelli had recovered enough to a point where he felt ready to return home and really in moscow jared here in berlin thank you very much to you both. now let's catch up on some other stories making headlines around the world today police in guatemala have fired tear gas and used batons against thousands of migrants from central america who are pushing north towards the united states it's thought the migrants are hoping joe biden's incoming administration will be less tough on migration than the current. small groups of donald trump supporters some of them heavily armed have
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gathered for protests outside capitals in a number of u.s. states 11 days after the riders stormed the u.s. capitol many u.s. cities braced for a potential new wave of violent protests ahead of 2 bidens inauguration thousands of national guard troops in deployed but protesters have remained peaceful so far. china's economy beat expectations in 2020 growing by 2.3 percent it was boosted by a strong 4th quarter just makes it the only major economy to avoid shrinking last year as countries struggle with the impact of coverage 19 beijing's tough measures to contain the virus are thought to be one reason behind to grow. now to kenya where health workers have been striking in protest at the lack of protective gear and health insurance for frontline workers more than 30 of their colleagues have died of covering 1000 so far thousands more have been infected the
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government is playing down their concerns and threatening to fire those who strike w.'s mario reports from nairobi on a seemingly intractable situation. good job as clinical officer a big part of it though was to work closely with covert 1000 patients then one day she got sick herself i saw her call then i went through a lot of problems after i was infected i didn't have a. problem i didn't find a good source see i was supposed to go on oxygen right both of my sons were infected it was very traumatising she survived 9 of her colleagues did not and then another shock she had to pay the expensive hospital bill from her own pocket for over a month now she's been on strike with her nurses and medical lab offices more than $30000.00 tough because according to the unions their demands include protective health insurance and compensation for families in case of death. if any of us is to
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die for and have a nice day yeah fine really is going in this situation. and as if that is not enough then they tell you if you do not go back to that once every working and we don't mean we are going to say. indeed how to work across kenya have lost their jobs for participating in strikes the government says illegal we put the health care workers demands to the cabinet secretary of health. we have more than enough people in this country since october this year we have got the most generous. insurance package that has been given to the civil someone's they do have some energy to meet issues they have raised with us for example delays in their payments and so on the reason for those delays says the health minister is the current economic situation. nobody is denying that he should be getting your
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money you should. it's not a judgment right but we're also saying that when there is this situation in the country let's also visit to get them you know and don't make it look like you're blackmailing the government at his weakest point. as dorcas doesn't feel protected by her employer she's awaiting the covert 19 vaccine kenya expects to receive the vaccine through the kovacs facility among other sources but experts say a 60 percent vaccination target is needed to achieve herd immunity on the african continent meanwhile wealthy nations have reserved more than half of the vaccines even though the home to only 14 percent of the world's population so they've kind of some selfishness to say live a fuss resign it now for people i think the issue here is that global responsibility issue so you can resolve as many as you want for your country but what is your responsibility to ensuring there while he says to be safe that's also
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dog has wished for herself and her colleagues probably feel about that that penny and have african countries get the vaccination later yeah i mean we are less you might we feel like we are not going see that but anyway that's a little never at least to your hopefully we're going to give them a little. kenya 1st tranche of 24000000 vaccine doses is expected to arrive next month door because now hopes the vaccine will finally ensure her safety. here's a look at further developments in the coronavirus pandemic the united kingdom is ready to launch the next phase of its vaccination program offering shots to the over 70 s in those seen as clinically extremely vulnerable for than 3800000 people have already been vaccinated in the u.k. authorities in brazil have granted emergency approval to 2 coronavirus vaccines they are the shot manufactured by chinese firm sooner back and the back scene from
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british partners astra zeneca an oxford university and more than 70 tennis players headed for the australian open have been quarantined for 2 weeks in melbourne after several positive tests from other passengers aboard their flight to australia. sports now after unexpectedly being kicked out of the german cup last week but munich have boosted their bundesliga title ambitions with a tight win over fribourg after their close rivals roll drawls the reigning champion secured a win to extend their lead at the top of the table. cold and wet off to noon in munich was the setting as the reigning champions hosted a fly book side on a hot streak coming off a stretch of 5 straight wins in which they've averaged 3 goals per game. but by and have the league's leading goal scorer and they got off the mark off the 7 minutes robert lewandowski setting a new record for the most goals scored in the 1st half of the season 21 to his name
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already. the hosts have the better chances but 5 equalized just after the hour mark a strike in neil's peterson extended his record hole of blunder stick a goal scored as a substitute a stooping header is $28.00 coming off the bench brought by an have the last laugh this goal didn't set any records but was remarkable the same i see roy sunday using a rather unconventional technique to set up. he tucked away the winner in a 21 victory that ended 5 books impressive run and gives byan a 4 point gap at the top of the sable. just reminder the top story we're following for you here today on the t.v. news united states the e.u. and canada have called for the immediate release of kremlin critic alexei the body who was detained shortly after landing back in moscow he had returned from germany
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where he'd been treated after being poisoned with a nerve agent noted just last year. you're watching news from berlin coming up next got a documentary for you southern japan by rail. thanks for being. and you hear me no no yes we don't need you and i last years german chancellor i will bring you an angle amount called as you never have before surprise yourself with what is possible who is medical bringing what moves and want also to talk to people in full term on the way the marmots.


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