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♪ >> this is dw news live from berlin, russian forces seized control of ukraine second-biggest powerplant is the latest setback in the east as the area along the capital of kyiv comes under attack. a counteroffensive centered in the south is gaining ground. also in the program chinese president xi jinping warns u.s.
president joe biden over taiwan, telling him not to play with fire as a talk to the desktop for the first time in weeks -- talks for the first time in weeks. police say a powerful drug cartel is behind a wave of attacks on security forces. host: i am phil come along to the program. russian forces have seized ukraine's it second-biggest power station, it is the latest setback for defenders in the east of the donbas region. in the south ukraine says a counteroffensive is gaining ground. >> from the ruins of this hotel, rescuers pull a man from the rubble live. not everyone was so lucky when
russian rockets hit the city on thursday. the city and the donetsk region has been hit again and again by indiscriminate shelling, part of moscow stalled efforts to claim the east. in the countries of south kiva says a counteroffensive is moving forward. ukraine is now stepping up efforts to retake the city. kyiv says is knocked out a strategic bridge. this would help isolate russian forces on the rivers west bank away from supply lines. >> there is significant damage to the bridge and its structure. we think the enemy will try to repair it again -- repair it again. we are ready for this and you will hear about the next steps. >> posting on telegram, an
official for the russian appointed a mr. saying the bridge was still functional while calling ukrainian forces nazis, common in the russian camp. >> the bridge is blown up, everyone is rejoicing, this is just illusions, none of the nazis will ever enter, the d -- destroyed bridge still exists, this asteria bike ukrainian nazis -- hysteria by ukrainian nazis will not change the outcome. >> is more than just a war of wards, ukraine says their forces will repair the bridge eventually. >> he is a professor of international relations at university of notre dame in indiana, he gave me his assessment of today's two stories, the bombing and russians capture of the power
station. >> i think neither of them are really decisive in terms of military operations that are turning into a slow rind -- grind. the big issue for the russians in the dbas is to push ukrainian forces borrow- far enou from the city to take it out fromnder ukrainian artillery attacks that are going on everyday. conversely, the ukrainians are making a lot of the supposed offensive to take back the city. they have struck the bridge a couple of times with attacks. on the other hand, the bridge is not destroy. there are other ways over the river including a roadway on top of a dam, 40 kilometers to the
northeast. now pro donetsk television is showing pictures of the russian military building a pontoon bridge across the river. i think the ukrainians are making a lot of the attack on the bridge. it is not clear it's will really materially aid their ability to take back the city. host: it is not decisive as you say. the two sides do seem to be heading for confrontation with russia redeploying troops in the donbas and ukraineuring up to retake it. how will you and? -- end? that will be the real test of the ukrainian military. there will be on e offense of attacking russian and russian
allied forces who will be on the defensive. the ukrainians have not conducted an operation like this successfully. i think, they are doing it quickly because they feel the need to sh some progress on the battlefield. if they achieved some success, they will use that to make the case that they can win the war. if they do not achieve success i thin there will be arguing they need yet greater infusion of nato and american military technology. host: of course the world is waiting to see if this agreement over grain exports can be successfully implement it without bombs falling or arms being smuggled into ukraine. how doou see that going? >> i think both the russians and ukrainians he a mutual
interest in the grain moving out. on the other hand, the russians want to make the point, why --while they are willing to agree let ukraine transport grain they will not slow down their attack and other sorts of targets including targets and port cities like odessa. what it suggest is the future of the war will be quite complex with some areaof agreement, whether it be grain or pow exchanges moving ahead. at the same time continuing hostilities occur. host: good talking to you, the professor of the international relations at the university of notre dame. >> my pleasure. host: the president of china indiana state taught for the first time -- and the united states talked for the first time
in months. they spoke for two hours in a discussion described by beijing as candid. biden has offered to come to taiwan's defense a president xi jinping tries to unite with the mainland. present -- resident xi has warned the united states not to get involved saying those a play with fire will only get burned. i spoke with a professor from davidson college in north carolina, she specializes in relations between the u.s., china, and taiwan. i asked if this call i change anything. >> i think it is hard to say something s changed interiorly already. i the -- materially already. the call is significant, the
fact that happed means they are trying to talk to one another and trying to navigate through this very difficult moment the second thing i think is noteworthy out of this conversation is that president biden affirmed that u.s. policy has not changed. while i do not think the prc leadership always entirely believes president biden and other american leaders when they say that, the fact that he says it i think is a sign of an effort to navigate through rather than continue moving towards a real crisis. host: it is interesting, this idea that u.s. policy has not changed. president biden said earlier -- we have this notion of constructive ambiguity. biden a few weeks ago saying yes america would come to taiwan's aid and then he rode back on it.
if american policy on taiwan is not changed, as everyone know what it is? -- does everyone know what it is? >> that is an excellent question. u.s. policy on taiwan is a very subtle and complex kind of topic. th fundamental character of u.s. policy towards taiwan, i thk president biden captured this in s remarks today,he policy is that the u.s. does t support a unilateral change. either the prc to course -- two coerce taiwan to do what it wants more for taiwan to run afoul of what the prc wants in order to permanently alter its status. the u.s. position is that we do not really care where the prc and taiwan and up -- end up.
it is a strong interest to united states, very important to the night states that wherever you go you go there peacefully. neither side tries to force the other. sometimes u.s. emphasizes that we do not want to see the prc coercing taiwan. >> they are all about preserving the status quote. why is it suddenly so much more contentious the notion of taiwan? >> part what is going on here, the prc has become more forward leaning on many issues as its international power, comprehensive national power, no terry, power, diplomatic has a -- military power, interval a medic power has increased. it is more willing to make demands have been the long-standing interest of the prc that may be in the past it
was not so assertive about. the other thing going on is i think the prc perceives that the us is also pushing taiwan to become mor assertive on s side. i think what we see right now is that the prc pushing very hard to push back on the u.s. encouragement of taiwan. host: thank you. that was very clear. taking a look now at more stories making headlines around the world. north korean leader kim jong-un says he is rated to use nuclear weapons in conflict with a nice or the south korea. he was speaking on the six and i've anniversary at the korean war. president macron has welcomed the saudi ground -- crowned
prince to the -- the government has been linked to the 2018 killing of journalist jamaal khashoggi. he is marking a year in office with dwindling support it with gridlock in congress, they broke up a demonstration of his supporters, they blame them for sabotaging the latvian presidents demands. a wave of violence against the police as a new president appears to take office. 25 officers have been killed this year, dozens more have been injured in attacks using firearms and explosives. colombians have mourned the dead individuals across the country, police say a powerful drug cartels behind most of the murders and may even be offering rewards for targeting securely forces. dw's johan in bogotá told me
more about the cartel being blamed for the attacks. >> according to the government, the attacks have been carried out by the gulf clan, the largest criminal organizations in the country, when the biggest drug gangs and latin america. they're supposed to be retaliation against authorities for the recent extradition of the gangs at leader. he was captured at the end of last year, after many hearings he was extradited to the united states a couple months ago. to give you an idea of the importance of him, after pablo escobar, the great jug lord -- drug lord in columbia. his extradition is a major blow for this organization. that is the reason why they have declared this sort of war against the police. host: the government changes in
10 days. how does the new administration proposing to deal with this problem? >> the good news for the next administration of gustavo petro, that will take place august 7, last week they, with other 30 criminal organizations released a letter proposing a peace accord with the next government. they are proposing to stop every criminal activity. to hand over their weapons in exchange for pardon and the guarantees of nonprosecution. something similar happened back in 2017 with the then president and -- nobel prize winner. the peace court failed. -- accord failed.
the next weeks and months will see if this proposal works in this country. host: how did they become so powerful in the first place? what was the last government doing well all this is going on? >> according to united nations office on drugs and crime, colombia is responsible for seven out of 10 grams of cocaine produce in the world. this is a billion-dollar business. with that, over the decades the criminal organization has established themselves, consolidated quotas of power, and frustrated public and state -- infiltrated public and state institutions. that is how they have financed terrorism as a political weapon. that is how they have become so powerful in the country. host: they prefer that johan. dw correspondent your hundred mirrors in bogotá. -- johan ramirez in bogotá.
now to rwanda where same-sex marriage is not legal and many face discrimination. one church has decided to trade another path and open wide it stores. >> sunday morning for most rwandans means going forward -- to church. they are spoiled for choice when it comes to where to worship. many lgbtq say that enough to welcome until they found this one on the outskirts. >> i heard about this church, a place that accepts us unconditionally and accept anyone. i jumped for joy. this is something new in rwanda. at the moment i feel at home here. this is the first time i can freely sing, dance, or talk with other people who are not from the lgbtq community.
>> christians from other churches criticize us. they judge us because of our sexuality saying we are cursed. in their eyes we will go to hell so it is not easy for us to stay here. >> the church's leadership made a conscious effort to open up its membership, that is currently at about 100 people. they say another 5000 from around the country follow their teachings online. >> the decision to integrate lgbtq people into our church came after we saw that they were undesirable in any christian church. we looked at the scriptures and saw that they were except will people like those -- like us.
that is why we welcome these people of god. other churches have distanced themselves from that stance maintaining that true christianity cannot be altered. >> behaviors like gay marriage and homosexuality, and some of those other things. they are pretrade as sinful behaviors. what? -- why? every interdiction you find in the bible is protection for the community. >> is a common view in rwanda that has over 15,000 churches, only one outlier providing the unconditional welcome the lgbtq christians seek. >> artificial intelligence is transforming our lives in areas as diverse as technology, shame learning, algae -- machine
learning and biology. deep mind has created a network called alpha fold that is said to be able to predict the structure of proteins, the building blocks of life. scientists say that it could have a huge impact on famine and life-threatening diseases. dr. samir, is a team leader at the bio informatics institute. he told me why it was important to predict the structure of proteins rather than just look at them through a microsce. >> the proins are e building blocks of life. understanding their shape is closely linked with understanding theirunction. these are the machineries of the cell that perform an instruction -- functions. allowing better understanding of this function requires us to
know the protein structure. experimentally we have been deteining lots of structures. now it is possible to predict e structure of proteins. for example, recently in the covid pandemic, understanding the 3d shape of covid proteins has helped us in designing vaccines a drug mecules. predicting protein structure is essential and will help us in a numb of discovery treatment of diseases and tackling global challenges. host: just taking your covid example, it in that example we predicted what it would look like rather than determine that experimentally. >> in that case, it was determinedxperimentally. what we are going to see, is having this prediction capability means having an
additional tool in our armory to tackle this problem. host: people are going to look at this use of ai of course. it is in the headlines all the time. they will wonder, is being used for good, tells about the source of problems it could solve. >> ai has been really impactful obviously in biological sciences where we have an able to sol this challenge that has been around for 50 years of predicting the protein structures. there are other alication people have done in understanding, for example, what kind of drug molecules or understanding the parkinson's diseases. there are lots of new areas now where ai has been applied to
improve our understanding of what exactly is happening. and what are the solutions. host: that sounds good. is there a darkside? can it be used for people? -- evil? >> we had this question as well when we were trying toet all of this data out for all of the predictive structures that is more than 200 million. we consulted many experts. deep mind had many experts in safety and experts and we consulted them to understand what are the implications. the overwhelming consensus is, having the data available will result in benefiting humanit this is why we have made allf this data accessible today. host: ok. it does look like, if this is a breakthrough, do you think the next nobel prize might go to a
google company? >> let me say it this way. i think this is an advance that has tackled one of the most fundamental challenges in biology. researchers have been addressing this problem for the last years. it will leave a major iact in fe sciences. this is going to be really transformative for life science research you will see it's impact for the coming decades like we saw the impact of the human genome. host: let's hope we and up seeing you make the visit to the nobel institute. thank you for joining us dr. samir. >> thank you. host: in sports, he has announced that he will retire from formula one at the end of the season, the 35-year-old drives for aston martin and had previously been with ferrari and
rebel come where he won four straight championships. he was not able to return to the heights in the decadent followed. >> with four world titles under his belt at the age of 26 he looked like the racing cert d does a pet -- certainty, to surpass the record by his idle. the big move from red bull to the glamour of ferrari proved to be a huge disappointment for the german, where he was outshone by his younger teammate. tensions often boiled over onto the track like you're at the brazilian embry. -- grand prix. >> they have made contact. >> he left for ari having failed -- for ari having failed to add to the whole of championships. he moved to aston martin where over the last two seasons he has struggled to sign -- shine in a
disappointing car. he has been politically outspoken, the irony of calling for a greener formula one while driving in the races has not been lost on him when he expended instagram post announcing his retirement. >> my passion has come with certain aspects i've learned to dislike. they might be solved in the future, the will to apply the change must grow much stronger it has to be leading to action today. >> the golden years of rebel provide -- red bull provides the lasting impacts where he retires with championships to his name. host: game of thrones is back with a prequel series, house of the dragon, the global premier with its -- in los angeles. expect to see lots of bloodshed,
battles, betrayals, plenty of dragons. the show streams from the 21st of august. here is a reminder of the top story of the sour. russian forces has written -- seized ukraine's second biggest powerplant. ukraine says their offensive on the second-biggest bridge in the south is gaining ground. stay with us, we will take you through the day looking at the biggest stories in the last 24 hours.
>> liberty, in reality, actuality. >> despite strong objections from rights groups, emmanuel macron is hosting saudi arabia's crown prince for talks here in paris. a major counteroffensive to take the south of ukraine is underway, promising musketry deploy large numbers of soldiers from the east. today is earth overshoot day. that is the date by which humankind has consumed all the resources that the planet can sustainably produce.
welcome back to the france 24 newsroom in paris. thank you for joining us. president emmanuel macron is hosting the impoundments of saudi arabia. the talks are seen as a later step toward the devil medical rehabilitation of mohammad bin salman following the killing of jamaal khashoggi. he was killed back in 2018. french opposition figures and human rights groups have expressed outrage at the presence of the prince. he is known by his initials, mbs. the president's decision to host him in paris has angered many. >> handshakes and all smiles. a very different picture that france and the western general have given saudi arabia over the last couple of years.
2018 marked by the killing of jamaal khashoggi. leaders such as joe biden state very clearly that they wanted to make a pariah of the kingdom. that is a very different story as the west measures and feels the consequences of its backing of ukraine in the war against russia. oil prices have soared and global food prices have increased, leading to that crisis. they are trying to get the gulf states to increase oil production and bring the prices down. they have been rallying around the leaders from the gulf so far. it has been very difficult. they said they want to stick to that agreement they have with moscow. that program by which they share the delivery of oil worldwide. i don't want to step out of that. as emmanuel macron welcomes the crown prince to paris, there has been the issue of human rights and where france stands with regards to their position on the
killing of jamaal khashoggi. they said very clearly they will be talking about it. joe biden who was in riyadh recently said the u.s. position has not changed. saudi arabia is back in the game when it comes to trade because having dismissed moscow in the world where the west is having to find solutions elsewhere is clearly shifting the position as the crown prince -- crown prince comes here in a position of power. >> we spoke to the human rights lawyer -- >> this is a man that according to the united nations who was responsible. this -- they concluded that officers acting under his orders
lord this journalist, this crusading journalist, jamaal khashoggi. they lured him to the embassy and they cut him up with a bone saw. there is a case to answer at the very least. france has been in the forefront of fighting for these international conventions on torture and disappearances. those conventions say that when somebody is accused of those crimes on your territory, you have to either investigate that person or extradite them to a country that will. this is the first time the prince has come to a -- yesterday in greece -- they came with an independent judiciary.
we think that france should investigate this case. there is a line that has to be drawn. you cannot say we want to see vladimir putin prosecuted so we are going to make up with mohammad bin salman and pretend he is not an acute murder or torture. we have to stand by principles. france has an indepeent judiciary. i think it is shameful. i don't think the french people believe we should be making up with someone like mohammad bin salman. i think france stands for human rights. it stands for the fight against ese kin of crimes and i don't think it is to france's
honor or interest that it do this. >> the ukrainian army has stepped up its attempted to take back control of the country. they fell to moscow's forces soon after the russian invasion began but ukrainian jets struck five russian strongholds in that region. a new ukrainian strategy which has involved destroying key bridges in order to isolate russian soldiers in the area is starting to yield results. it prompted moscow to redeploy large numbers of soldiers from the east to the south. russia is continuing to carry out missile strikes elsewhere. five people were killed and 25 injured in one such strike today at the center of the country. >> renewing its attack on ukraine's second-largest city, a russian missile struck a park in central kharkiv in the early hours of thursday morning. >> this is where we keep our new
integrations. to the distorted minds of the russians, this is a military target. >> elsewhere in the region, in the northeastern town, several apartment buildings were severely damaged after being hit by russian artillery. a close call for some residents. >> there was an explosion. we jumped to the neighboring apartment to take over there. there were no doors, nothing. the fact that we stayed there saved us. >> localities were reported. the likes of which have not been seen in kharkiv for weeks after russian forces pulled back from the city, failing to capture it and ukraine's capital of kyiv. smoke was seen about 20 kilometers north of the capital city. vladimir zelenskyy warned that russia was increasing its offensive throughout the country on the first day of rain
state holiday. >> russian terrorist trips marked today's statehood with an increase in missile activity. r raid sirens have already found in many ukrainian cities throughout the day. >> russia claimed responsibility for multiple strikes in the east of the country including these two areas. moscow's next targets as it takes control of the donbass region. ukrainian officials have urged citizens to evacuate over fears of being cut off from basic necessities. >> joe biden has spoken for more than two hours by telephone to his chinese counterpart, xi jinping. it is the first time they have spoken in roughly four months. they spoke on topics of tension, in particular, the issue of taiwan. jenny has the latest. >> a lengthy phone call to
diffuse melting tensions. beijing has warned of sanctions if nancy pelosi's trip to taiwan takes place, even hinting at a military threat. >> we have repeatedly stated our position that we are firmly opposed to speaker pelosi possible visit to taiwan. if the u.s. pushes ahead and challenges china's bottom line, it will immediately act with countermeasures. the u.s. will bear all of the countermeasures. >> taiwan is a historic province of china. it refuses any official relationship between taiwan and other countries. the united states already supplies arms to taiwan and supports its democratic status
with biden reiterating that washington's status remains unchanged. president biden underscored that the united states policy has not changed and that the u.s. strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the taiwan strait. a political dispute but also an economic one. the majority of u.s. house of representatives backed a bill to boost domestic semiconductor production to respond to pandemic induced shortages. a move that beijing accuses washington of crippling their trade relationship. >> humankind reached an uncomfortable milestone. a day known as the earth overshoot day. that is the day that humanity has used all of the resources the planet can sustain. this day has been getting
earlier and earlier in the year. crimes every year, it creeps in a little earlier. the day when humanity has consumed all the resources the earth n generate for that year. this day, the earth is living on borrowed credit until december 31. >> the earth has a lot of stock. we cannot use it forever. we can spend more money than we earn for some time until we are broke. >> calculated for over 50 years by the global footprint network. the date is defined using six different categories including crops, floorspace and fishing zones as lifestyles have grown more urban and consumer driven, the date has come to pass earlier and earlier in the year, going from the 29th of december to august in 2010. activists say there are still ways we can slow down its
progress. >> there are three solutions. change our diet to reduce meat consumption and eat better meat as well as more plant-based protein. stop deforestationnd make sure the eu puts regulations in place to make sure we don't have products on our shelves that linked to deforestation and thirdly, to move toward other farming methods. >> the covid crisis and lockdowns around the world led to a drop in resource consumption, that year, overshoot date came three weeks later than it did in 2019. >> bullfighting has been banned right across mexico city and the surrounding area. that meanslaza mexicis quiet. this has been raising questions about the future of bullfighting across mexico. our team on the ground went to find more. >> the audience enjoys the blood
filled show. we are in a state side the capital where bullfights are allowed while in mexico city, they are banned. >> it is a pity that this type of decision has been made because it is part of our culture. it is a friendly time shared by visitors and families. >> many workers will lose their jobs, it is a shame. >> it is impossible for everyone to attend a bullfight. i just put a stop to bullfighting after a human rights organization filed an appeal. >> we have taken into account the constitution of mexico city which stipulates in its article
13 the protection of animals. it talks about the dignity of animals and how we must legally and ethically treat them with respect. >> the largest building in the world, the plaza mexico is now empty. this is a blow for its owner and former bullfighter. >> we fight in enshrined institutions for the celebration of public spectacles. the bullfight has to take place at a certain time and everyone is free to attend or not. >> the legal battle is underway between the defenders and opposers of bullfighting. the final decision can set precedent as five mexican states have already typically abolished bullfighting. >> that brings us up today with
is not mishear the summer and around bakery -- a groundbreaking artist honored in new york. after six decades on stage, the rolling stones are not hanging up their hats. they are on their 60 tour. that is the age of the group, not the members. despite a brief break when mick jagger called covid, the band has been on the road. >> the rolling stones kicked off their 60th anniversary tour. the group is present on with its european tour, proving they won't be fading away anytime soon. it all started back in 1961 that is when mick jagger met keith richards.
they talked about their love of blues music. the group started biplane covers of songs. over the decade, they would cemented their status as icons. they performed at one of the biggest concert in history, bringing together all of these people on this beach. it is an incredible memo. people came up to anchor and watch the show from the water. >> they have not always had a charmed history. this festival in 1969 was marred by violent confrontation between the crowd and hells angels.
in 1973, they released the hit, angie which would become one of the most successful songs in their catalog but at the time it was a flop with the fans. >> the fans hated it but it was the same with miss you. it was seen as disco. >> it was this kind of dirty guitar sound that inspired keith richards to compose one of the group's best known songs. now a lockable classic -- rock 'n' roll. classic >> i can get no satisfaction. >> almost as well-known as the -- now a rock 'n' roll classic. >> i can get no satisfaction. >> after more than 2000 concerts and a european tour this summer,
the legend lives on. >> summer in the city is often associated with a cultural slow down as people take a break before a new season starts in earnest in september. there are plenty of exhxhibitios that extend into the school holidays. we have shows that you can seek out if you're in want of artistic inspiration. >> peeking through the trees of lazy days, nothing says summertime like the pastel trends of the impressionists tableaux. -- impressionist tableaux. it is in the french capital. >> this is an immersive experience. it is not about learning with the brain or the intellect, it is about having a feeling for the art. >> from oil on canvas to the
arrest clarity of high definition imagery where the annual outdoor photography festival is shining a light on views of the middle east and inviting female photographers from afghanistan and iran to challenge conceptions of light and art in war-tn countries. these portraits explore the subtleties of public life in iran. replacing the islamic male with artistic flourishes and other accessories -- islamic veil with artistic marriages and other accessories. >> i express myself this way. in m country, art is the only way you can express yourself because you are oppressed in a lot of ways in iran. >> if the female gaze is more provident -- prevalent in the
21st century, that is because of picasso. this french artist has revisited his iconic portrait, the weeping woman in a piece that is a collage of her own face. it is a critical look at picasso's genius in a post-major era -- post me too era. >> i want women to become actors instead of objects. i want them to emancipate themselves. >> a more tender look at picasso's relationship with one woman in his life, his daughter, maia. there is a unique itetion of feminine -- femininity at the decoration arts museum in paris. they display the elegant and downright shocking nature of this woman's designs by
highlighting the artistic undertones in everything from evening gowns t gloves. for a later look at seemingly weightless forms and an opportunity to get up close and personal with the artwork, they bring together inflatable objects that float, undulate and can even make drawings on their path. . >> there is this magical element of chance. we don't know what line it will sketch. it is really cool. >> if the temperature rises, there is no fear of heatstroke here. visitors can get a dip in a very special sort of swimming pool. a body of work being celebrated in new york, and exhibition called a world unbound. the artist who died in 2014 was best known for his drawings, deceptively naive pieces and a
very personal use of color. the french art dealer will be showing his collection of the artist's work in his gallery in paris. this was it it has a figure in bringing bruly's vision to the masses. >> a few lines, almost childlike on a piece of cardboard designed to look like a postcard. an example of just some of the unique works of frederic bruly. >> he had a table in front of his house. it was his encyclopedic desk and from there, he observed the world, the clouds, chicken footprints. >> he is credited with discovering the african artist and that this exhibion.
>> he was an anthropologist, religious scholar, poet, storyteller, sociologist, he was a se-taught solar, interested in everything. he was searching for new talent. the meeting left a big impression on him. >> an old man came out, he was expecting me. it was like a ray of light coming out and i felt at that very momt that mething was going to happen. frederic bruly bouabre decided to dedicate his life to his work. he wrote nearly 130 manuscripts before translating his thoughts into drawings. >> he transferred the thousands
of little pieces of knowledge he had accumulated since the 1940's and his manuscripts onto smaller cardboard boxes. >> discovered and recognized at 70 years old, his work was discovered all over the world until his death in 2014 at the age of 91. >> he was not searching for recognition but the world drink in his knowledge. >> an extra ordinary artist, his legacy lives on. >> next, we are off to a small island that is known for its volcanic activity and it is also an explosion of artistic creativity. iceland has given us the musician, bjork, the breathtaking landscapes of them of drones and some of the most successful crime thrillers of recent years. eve jackson has been in the land of ice and fire to find out why iceland has an exceptional and disproportionate amount of artist. she met the country's top standup comedia the showrunner
for this netflix series and got a chance to chatith best-selling crime wter who took her to one of the starting spots where she set literary -- a literary crime scene. >> we have a long old tradition of storytelling. we can still read r medieval manuscripts easily. the language has not changed for a very long time. maybe it is just a good pastime in the long hard winter's when you have to stay inside, he read books and write books. >> you can catch that here on france 24 and france 24.com. we are wrapping up the show with a festival that takes place here in paris. pari lete has circus x, concerts and even virtual reality
♪ [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from new york, this is democracy now. >> in the coming days, i will speak with the russian prime minister lavrov for the first time since the war began and we will raise an issue that is top priority, the release of americans who were wrongly detained and must be brought home. amy: as secretary of state tony blinken says he expects to talk