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"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:12 min | Last week

"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"All right, Charlie, we thank you as we continue our coverage from the Bloomberg 99 one studios in Washington. With the story unfolding on the other side of the world, Bali, of course, where the G 20 summit is happening. In many references to the war in Ukraine, not only during yesterday's meeting with president Xi, of course the two presidents got together, but today we see German Chancellor Olaf scholz indicating there is a growing consensus among the leaders at the G 20 that Russia's war can not stand can not be accepted, that everything must be done to counteract its impact on global food security, and on rising energy prices. They do expect, by the way, to extend this deal allowing exports of grain with the help likely of turkey when we spoke earlier today on Bloomberg with John Kirby, the spokesman for the national security operation inside The White House, San Marie horde asked him about China's role in all of this because it was a lot of good feelings in the air following the meeting of the Mayans yesterday in Bali. But we must remember the president Xi is very close to Vladimir Putin. Here's how John Kirby put it. China hasn't condemned the war. They haven't stopped buying Russian oil. They haven't provided any military equipment, but clearly they haven't come out as forcefully as the rest of the international community in really condemning this war. Let's bring in hagar shamali, CEO of Greenwich media strategies, former senior policy adviser in the treasury sanctions division, non resident senior fellow with the Atlantic council's geo economics center. With an eye on G 20 hagar it's great to have you back with us on Bloomberg. How important is this conversation knowing that Vladimir Putin is not in the room? Joe, thanks so much for having me. Well, G 20 meetings in general, G 7 meetings. These types of groups summits where you have heads of state meeting are always important, especially at a time when you have economic instability all over the world. We have a war that threatens to upend the international world order as it's been established since World War II. And so any opportunity to have heads of state meet in person is I will argue more important than any meeting you're going to have, frankly, the UN Security Council right now. And that's because you've had some state meeting directly. So not having Putin there is really not in my view what matters. Lavrov came the foreign minister came in his place, frankly, I'm not one of those types that believes that Russia deserves a seat at the table. More importantly, you had President Biden and president Xi of China meet and that that's their first meeting since President Biden in person meeting that since President Biden became president. And that meeting is the most important thing I think that came out of the 20. So John Kirby's point, though, it's not like Russia has dropped its act and president Xi has divorced Vladimir Putin. They were friends for life after they met at the Olympics, right? There's a lot more that China could do to help. That's fair and I wouldn't have expected it anyway. I don't think that anyone was expecting China to turn it back entirely on Russia. China is trying to have its cake and eat it too. As a rule, the Chinese Communist Party and president Xi plays a long game. They want to be able to maintain some kind of relationship with Russia to import oil on the cheap from Russia, while not getting in the crosshairs of U.S. sanctions, while not completely undoing the foundation of its economic prowess, which is its trade relationships, right? And certainly its activity all over the world to offer loans in exchange for building infrastructure and setting up systems in countries like South Asia and Africa and all over there trying to spread their influence. And that is that's going to maintain that's a priority for them. And so they're not going to want to do anything to undermine that. But it's unclear how long they're going to be able to do that. For the United States, we've been very clear that we don't want to see any kind of military aid from China going to Russia. We don't want to see any technology or anything of that kind that would support its violence machine. And so far, it seems that China has upheld that end of the bargain. And when it came to the meeting between Biden and she, we're dealing with two things here. On one hand, you have the fact that the U.S. China relationship has been its lowest in decades. And both leaders clearly sought an effort to try and maintain some kind of stability in that relationship, not letting it go lower than that. And you heard a lot of references to that that there was a desire to avoid any kind of quote unquote Cold War. And so you have that on one hand and then on the other hand, you have the question of the war on Ukraine and that is certainly what was the sticking point throughout the entire meeting, not just between Biden and Xi, but in general what prevented a lot of agreements at the G 20. But again, that was to be expected. Nobody was thinking no one was thinking that China would turn its back and change its tune. But we do need China to not play a spoiler. And that's what Biden is trying to get out of his relationship with she when it comes to Russia specifically. What do you make the fact that Sergei Lavrov stayed in the room, he actually stayed in his seat for the address that we talked about earlier this hour of virtual address by president zelensky before firing back with his series of often made, but unsubstantiated accusations. That in itself seemed to be an interesting development to me since he's been scarce lately. He has been apparently he also had at some point during the G 20 chest pains, allegedly. Yes, allegedly, that where he may have or may not have had chest pains and may or may not have gone to the hospital for that. But this is not the political theater that you find at the United Nations, where leaders get up and when they're not when they don't agree with something that a leader has said, where they stand up and walk out. And that is part of the normal discourse at the UN. But at the G 20 and the G 7, for example, you're not going to see behavior like that because the whole point of this summit is for leaders to come and coordinate their economic policies, certainly with the G 20 in particular. And in this case, the economic policies are going to tie very much to geopolitical events like the one you have in Ukraine. Only have a minute left hagar. I just would love to have you weigh in on this meeting with president Erdoğan of turkey as well. Does that keep the grain shipments flowing? President Biden sitting down with Erdoğan? Listen, Erdoğan has built himself an interesting position as mediator in having this unique relationship between Russia and Ukraine both of them and being able to come with to bear fruit from that relationship like the green deal and so I don't believe that the green deal will go away. I hope that they're able to extend it indefinitely since it has proven quite helpful in preventing or at least not exacerbating the global world crisis. Always great to compare notes with the garish amali thank you gar for your insights CEO of Greenwich media strategies with us on balance of power coming up the former transportation

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"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:42 min | Last month

"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Officials are voicing their fury with Saudi Arabia over OPEC plus production cuts saying the administration is undertaking a sweeping evaluation. It's terminology of what the relationship is, including modifying agreements, says it may ask Congress to get involved. Elon Musk Starlink has previewed in Japan making it the first Asian nation to receive SpaceX satellite Internet service much of the country's north, including Tokyo, can now receive Starlink signals. G 7 leaders have pledged to support Ukraine for as long as it takes. U.S. meanwhile says it is speeding up deliveries of air defense weaponry to Ukraine in response to president zelensky's requests. German Chancellor Olaf scholz has announced plans to travel to China to try to get some clarity into its position regarding Ukraine. The U.S. Department of Justice has urged the U.S. Supreme Court this coming today to stay out of the Mar-a-Lago documents dispute and reject Donald Trump's bid to have outside special master review more than 100 records with classified markings. And Elon Musk has denied reports that he spoke directly with Vladimir Putin before he texted saying that Ukraine needed a negotiate. The assertion about the conversation came from Eurasia group Ian bremmer, who stands by his statement. In San Francisco, I'm at Baxter, this is Bloomberg. Bloomberg opinion informed perspectives and expert data driven commentary on breaking news. And it is 8 50 p.m. on Wall Street time to check in with Bloomberg opinion were joined by opinion columnist Tim Colton, who's writing about how the timing of U.S.

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 Bankruptcy stay for Nord Stream 2 pipeline firm extended

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Bankruptcy stay for Nord Stream 2 pipeline firm extended

"And operating company for the never opened Nord stream two pipeline has been granted a full month extension to its stay of bankruptcy by a Swiss court the pipeline was built to bring Russian gas to Germany but was put on ice shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine The stay of bankruptcy for the Nord stream two a G company was extended by a regional court in Switzerland in zoo canton the company is a subsidiary of Russia's Gazprom and is based in zuk the certification process for the pipeline was halted by German Chancellor Olaf Schultz's government in February after Russia recognized

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G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 5 months ago

G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

"Most of the world's most powerful economic nations are pledging their support for Ukraine The G 7 nations are the U.S. Germany France Italy the UK Canada and Japan They're promising to support Ukraine and its war against Russia for as long as it takes The host of the G 7 summit German Chancellor Olaf Schultz said we agree the president Putin must not win this war He said they'll continue to punish Putin and his regime economically and politically The G 7 leaders say they'll explore what can be done to limit Russia's income from oil sales and come that's financing its war in Ukraine They also agreed to a ban on imports of Russian gold and to increase aid to countries hit with food shortages because of the war I'm Rita foley

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G-7 aims to create club of nations to boost climate action

AP News Radio

01:08 min | 5 months ago

G-7 aims to create club of nations to boost climate action

"Members of the G 7 have pledged to create a new climate club for nations that want to take more ambitious action to tackle global warming but some campaigners have voiced their disappointment with the results of the G 7 meetings The climate club idea championed by G 7 summit host German Chancellor Olaf Schultz will see countries that join the club agree on tougher measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions speaking at the end of the summit Schultz said the aim was to ensure that protecting the environment is a competitive advantage not a disadvantage but some NGOs say they're disappointed by the lack of upfront funding to curb a raft of urgent issues with oxfam saying the promise of $4.5 billion towards global emergencies is far from enough while Greenpeace German is Martin Kaiser called the gathering a historic failure We are angry that leaders at the end commit to long-term targets but not commit to the immediate measures needed observers say energy themes were front and center at the summit throughout I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 5 months ago

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

"Russian missiles have shattered weeks of relative calm and Ukraine's capital I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Emergency workers battled flames in rescue civilians some apartment buildings in Kyiv Klitschko says one person was killed 6 injured It's maybe symbolic some more like aggressions He's got game with western leaders meeting in Europe bearing to reaffirm their support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia President Biden speaking with German Chancellor Olaf scholz at the start of the G 7 meeting We have to stay together Yeah His Putin is counting on from the beginning And somehow NATO would and the G 7 would splinter and what we had And we're not going to Good message is that we all made it to stay united which offers you never expected I'm Ben Thomas

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"olaf" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

01:37 min | 6 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"For baby formula but instead finding empty store shelves He was scheduled to meet this hour with some major infant formula companies global suppliers are seeking U.S. approval to ship the product United Airlines reportedly has agreed to transport British mate get a bill formula for free from airports in the UK to the United States the first shipments may be available at target stores in the coming weeks In Germany Chancellor Olaf scholz has called on employers and trade unions to join the government in finding ways to curb inflation As May Nicholson reports prices in Europe's largest economy are at their highest level since German reunification According to the federal office of statistics consumer prices in Germany are 7.9% higher than they were a year ago a level last seen during the oil crisis of the early 1970s The trend can be felt throughout the Eurozone where prices have risen because of pandemic related supply chain issues and as a result of Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine In a bid to relieve consumers of the burden of rocketing living costs schulz's government is offering cheaper transport over the summer Germans can now ride local and regional trains and buses anywhere in the country for the equivalent of $10 a month gas is also cheaper as the government temporarily cuts fuel tax For NPR news I'm esme Nicholson in Berlin The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 125 points at 32,863 I'm Lakshmi Singh NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations Other contributors include fidelity wealth management Working to.

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"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:04 min | 6 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"From New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr It's the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos German Chancellor Olaf scholz delivered a special address touching on everything from the pandemic to Russia's war in Ukraine calling the invasion of thunderbolt And we must never forget about it We can not switch off We can not push it aside has to spare us on a daily basis to do what we can in order to put an end to this horrible war The translator Chancellor Schultz called Russia's invasion of Ukraine a watershed moment in history A makeshift memorial continues to grow with balloons and crosses at the Texas elementary school where 19 children and two teachers were killed by an 18 year old gunman meanwhile authorities say the gunman spent 40 minutes to an hour inside the school opening fire on anyone in front of him The FDA is blaming its mailroom for what ultimately led to the baby formula shortage crisis One of the main producers Abbott and the FDA faced tough questions on Capitol Hill yesterday Back in October a former employee sent the FDA a report detailing health violations at Abbott's planned in Michigan but the FDA says because of a lack of staffing due to COVID it didn't receive the whistleblower complaint until February 4 months after it got to the agency's mailroom By that time an infinite already died and two others were hospitalized after drinking formula from the Abbott plant The FDA shut down the Abbott's Michigan plant FDA commissioner Robert califf We knew that ceasing plant operations would create supply problems but we had no choice given the insanitary conditions The FDA's Robert Caleb says however they did not find any militias actions from employees that would have prevented production Abbott vice president Christopher calamari says the company didn't know about the employee warnings and the conditions at the plant ABBA did not find out about it until it was made public in the end of April Abbott's Christopher calamari Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios.

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"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:09 min | 7 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Backs you with news in San Francisco All right thank you Brian I try not South Korea nuclear envoys are setting up meetings to discuss North Korea U.S. has Russia's making little progress in Ukraine and that morale is low U.S. also saying that a heavy stream of heavy munitions is moving into Ukraine and that forces even in the east and south are being beaten back by Ukrainian forces Germany is starting saying today that sanctions against Russia can only be lifted after its forces leave Ukraine German Chancellor Olaf scholz is confirmed what we've been reporting that he has officially invited Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to the G 7 summit next month Shanghai's latest day to today case count COVID is below 10,000 for a second day New York City's health department says COVID risk is increasing urging indoor mask wearing again In San Francisco I met Baxter This is Bloomberg art rich All right let's get back to our guests with the house out at Dana de ora is coochie investment officer to invest net and PMC taking a look at the markets Thanks so much for sticking around with us Dana Now the thing is currently talented as being the adviser to the adviser as it were to invest in PMC So what are you getting from the advisers What are their concerns and how are you fulfilling them Yeah thank you for asking that Because certainly you're absolutely right advisers at the end of the day are our clients and they are representing the interests of retail clients across the United States and even globally And for sure there's a few concerns mounting Obviously one is what is the expectation for equity markets for the rest of this year The fact that there's no hiding the fixed income markets are as bad as so you're in a situation now Reside in this market it's neither is performing for you So certainly questions around Where do you take shelter and then add to that that attacks increases potentially back on the table We know senator sinema does not support that but you see Manchin and Schumer talking about it So certainly now questions again around should we be looking at tax efficiency So higher inflation supply chain challenges new risk from slower growth in China given the COVID situation there We talked about the fed earlier and some of the earnings that we've seen have been kind of mediocre and guidance maybe a little disappointing as well Do you want to be exposed to the U.S. equity market overweight U.S. equities at the expense of some of offshore opportunities or are you less inclined to put your money to work in foreign markets these days I think it's a short term versus a medium long-term view So if you take in that medium long-term view I think you want to be diversified Equities in the U.S. are still valued pretty highly Notwithstanding the selling that we've had this year And diversification in general right We're going to be hit hardest by another potential COVID outbreak at the end of the day You don't know where recovery is going to be best We have interest rate increases here versus some of the countries For example Japan are not necessarily going to increase rates In fact interesting development last week with China interest rate they didn't end up doing more stimulus which was kind of expected But diversifying the medium to long term short term that kind of the geopolitical certainty may make you feel safer as a U.S. investor in U.S. stock I just want to get back to what you were talking about with regard to tax increases of the possibility of them What would be the consequence of well I suppose a minor tax rise how would that be viewed by the Federal Reserve for one I think it's interesting because it's kind of being touted as it will help us to fight inflation and really because we want to reduce the national debt that will be inflation fine which I think at a very fundamental level is understandable to people But does a tax at this point actually had way on inflation in the near term or really really questionably over any given period I don't know that I see that you know certainly the data doesn't necessarily suggest that that's the case You're talking about I don't think I'm sorry Now you were just talking about revenue increases today the treasury indicated that it's expecting to pay down government debt this quarter which is kind of a reversal from what treasury thought previously they thought that the net borrowing was going to end up happening in the second quarter But we've seen a surge in tax revenue and so maybe if growth remains strong there will be less inclined to lean in to higher taxes Is that a fair assessment There's a lot of politics around this Your points are great because it's important for folks to understand that tax revenues are pretty good right now both at the federal and the state level That's why it's states are looking at ways to return that money to their constituents right They're looking at removing gas taxes and things like that to help with inflation from that perspective So there is an argument certainly to be made that we don't need a tax increase right now And there's a reason to think it won't go through Republicans won't support it Senator So see what happens but it's interesting that it's even being bandied about in this market Very quickly Dana tell us about the value trap Well I guess help me with where you're concerned is on that I'm actually proponent of value at this point I think value the valuations are more attractive The danger of value investing very quickly in ten seconds Well certainly you can knife if you're doing value in I think a tilt towards value is still recommendable Dana thank you so much for joining us The aura that co chief investment officer to.

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Ric Grenell Talks U.S. Involvement in Ukraine

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:42 min | 9 months ago

Ric Grenell Talks U.S. Involvement in Ukraine

"Let's talk a little bit about how things are looking in the Ukraine. It's a little difficult to know what's happening on the ground because we have this fog of propaganda, including a kind of single narrative coming at us in the United States from the media. What's your take on how it's going? Are the other Ukrainians successfully holding out or is this a case where Putin has just overriding the country? Where's the next? Thanks for having me. It's really an honor to be here. Look, I think that the Ukrainians are surprising Putin. They're surprising the Europeans and their surprising Senate Democrats. We have to remember that there's been a Titanic shift in what's happening in Europe. You now have the Germans. Think about that. The Germans in a post Merkel world, the Germans have admitted that they really caused this. Their admittance is, we got to scramble to pay our 2% NATO Bill, which we haven't been paying. And for God's sake, we've got to stop the Nord stream two pipeline. There's not enough media attention on this shift in a post Merkel world, the socialists, Olaf scholz, who was the minister of finance, came forward and really said, you know what? This is probably causing a war. Our dependence on Russia are racing towards Nord stream two and an over reliance on energy. What we do know is that the Germans are now really admitting that that is not just a pipeline of energy. It's really a pipeline of influence.

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"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:33 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Destructive and even more deadly The situation could spiral out of control Meanwhile German Chancellor Olaf scholz has issued a statement saying he held a one hour conference call with French president Emmanuel Macron and Chinese president Xi Jinping and that all three agree diplomacy as a road to solving the war in Ukraine Hong Kong government has announced that chief executive Carrie lam will hold a news briefing at 11 local that's the top of the hour just a little over 20 minutes from now This amid speculation that she may have to shift the planning on the mass vaccination program this month There have been media reports that the city will have to focus on the high death rate in the elderly community reports say that the testing program may have to be moved into April And Pfizer will soon submit data to U.S. regulators on a fourth dose of the vaccine CEO Albert bourla on Bloomberg's balance of power says as well as a variant vaccine We need to wait until the full set of the data But we are trying to bring something that it is a new version that will cover equally well The old and the new variants all variants pan variants And he says all the data is not in yet So they'll wait Elon Musk has asked a judge to end the SEC oversight of his Twitter post under a 2018 agreement He says it's being used to trample his free speech rights In San Francisco I met Baxter This is Bloomberg Doug All right Eddie thank you Dan Schwartzman's here for a look at global sports.

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Yahoo News: How the World Is Punishing Russia for the Ukraine Invasion

Mark Levin

01:59 min | 9 months ago

Yahoo News: How the World Is Punishing Russia for the Ukraine Invasion

"There's a piece here at AOL I guess it is Really Yahoo news Since launching an invasion the Ukraine last week Putin and his country have faced intentional international backlash ranging from crippling economic sanctions to condemnation from the worlds of sports and culture There's not been enough kind of nation from the worlds of sports just some Just some And there's not been enough sanctions I don't understand this ratcheting up thing The guys now dropping what do they call those bombs Anyway on schools and hospitals Who doesn't care about life The U.S. taken action against Russia including sending half a $1 billion of military aid group is also freezing the assets of pew and other Russian officials as well as freezing roughly half the country's foreign currency reserves It's also targeting Belarus which is thrown in with Russia of course And its president Alexander Lashley who's allowing his country to be a military base for the assault Let's see the EU said it would be banning Russia today Sputnik and the Russian state media affiliates from the airwaves So they're no longer be able to spread their lives Chancellor a German Chancellor Olaf shoals said in a speech on either Germany would be increasing its defense budget in response to the invasion calling it a turning point in the history of our continent and adding it's clear that we need to invest significantly more on the security of our country What happened to Merkel Miracle used to blame this guy for blocking her from doing these things While she was a fraud and a liar he says he had already announced last week that his country was halting certification of the Nord stream two gas pipeline I'd like this far right Hungarian prime minister Why not just say Hungarian prime minister They don't even make call Putin far

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Italy and France First to Push Russia From SWIFT Banking System

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:02 min | 9 months ago

Italy and France First to Push Russia From SWIFT Banking System

"This until I read this piece. Credit goes to Italy and France, for changing their minds on swift first. Leaving Germany as the last major holdout. The do you see the number of people protesting in Berlin? It's like a 100,000. That's serious. 100,000 people, in Berlin, all over the world there are protests. I'll tell you, I would love to speak at a protest. Anybody wants to start a big rally here. I want to speak on it. It's one of the few things that could unite everybody. That was a prelude to Chancellor Olaf scholz's speech to parliament on Sunday that's yesterday. In which he announced the most radical overhaul of German security and defense policy, since 19 45. That

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Germany commits 100 billion euros to new armed forces fund

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 9 months ago

Germany commits 100 billion euros to new armed forces fund

"Germany commits one hundred billion euros to its new armed forces fund following heavy criticism from its NATO allies German chancellor Olaf Scholz says the country is raising its defense spending above two percent of its GDP with a special military fund Schulz's announcement which came during a special session of Germany's Bundestag Sunday morning was the latest in a series of major shifts in German defense and security policy in response to Russia's invasion the government also announced it would be sending weapons and other supplies directly to Ukraine the move is significant for Germany after it has faced criticism from the US and other NATO allies for not investing adequately in its defense budget I'm Naomi shot in

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The Latest: EU leaders plan summit on Russia-Ukraine crisis

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 9 months ago

The Latest: EU leaders plan summit on Russia-Ukraine crisis

"European leaders plan on in person emergency summit on Thursday evening in Brussels to discuss the tensions between Russia and Ukraine Europe's moving quickly to decide next steps on Russia's moves on Ukraine E. U. council president Sean Michelle says in his invitation letter to the twenty seven leaders thought the use of force and coercion to change borders has no place in the twenty first century while German chancellor Olaf Scholz has already planned to hold a ninety minute virtual meeting of the group of seven leaders on Thursday afternoon that meeting was announced last week Michelle has praised the heads of state and government to ensure reduction of sanctions against Russia until it's suspected plans to invade Ukraine I'm Charles Taylor that's my

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"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

03:24 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"This is a circular <Speech_Male> conversation that goes <Speech_Male> back pretty <Speech_Male> much all the way <Speech_Male> through. <Speech_Male> I mean, you could think of <Speech_Male> Ronald Reagan and <Speech_Male> a staging <Speech_Male> of Pershing missiles <Speech_Male> in Germany <Speech_Male> back in the <Speech_Male> day. But certainly <Speech_Male> after German unification <Speech_Male> in 1990, <Speech_Male> there was a sense of <Speech_Male> right. Germany, <Speech_Male> it's your time to <Speech_Male> step up. <Speech_Male> And in 1998, <Speech_Male> during Kosovo, <Speech_Male> they <Speech_Male> did and <Speech_Male> German <Speech_Male> forces were sent <Speech_Male> into action in <Speech_Male> anger for the <Speech_Male> first time <Speech_Male> and Oscar Fisher, <Speech_Male> who Quentin's <Speech_Male> already mentioned, <Speech_Male> did that, he <Speech_Male> got that through parliament, <Speech_Male> but the only way he got it through <Speech_Male> parliament <Speech_Male> was by being incredibly <Speech_Male> emotional <Speech_Male> and evoking <Speech_Male> the memory of <Speech_Male> Auschwitz. <Speech_Male> And saying, as <Speech_Male> people are being <Speech_Male> massacred, do we <Speech_Male> as Germans want to walk <Speech_Male> on the other side. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> that's how we got it through. <Speech_Male> And again, and again <Speech_Male> and again, there have been speeches <Speech_Male> at <Speech_Male> the Munich security <Speech_Male> conference and elsewhere <Speech_Male> saying come on Germany at <Speech_Male> the time. 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People <Speech_Male> not just in Germany, <Speech_Male> but around the <Speech_Male> world, freak out. <Speech_Male> So they can't <Speech_Male> do that at the <Speech_Male> same time they're being <Speech_Male> told, you <Speech_Male> can't hide <Speech_Male> behind that <Speech_Male> either. You've got <Speech_Male> to be a normal <Speech_Male> country again. <Speech_Male> So they're trying to <Speech_Male> navigate that. I think <Speech_Male> sometimes they do hide <Speech_Male> behind it <Speech_Male> too much. 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"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

03:15 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"And what the Americans are trying to do is to stop points scoring between the Germans on the one side and the hubristic Brits on the other and the French who also seem to be sort of perceived to be doing their own thing, but actually behind the scenes when it comes to drawing up sanctions, apparently all the sides are incredibly united. Quentin the word John used there are one of the words Jean used their screen ish is one that comes up a great deal. Is it fair to say do you think that still underpinning German foreign policy is just this? There's a reluctance. There's an inclination towards risk aversion that they'd really rather not have to do this if they could avoid it. I certainly think that the pacifist streak within German politics runs pretty deep. I was very struck by it over the years. I mean, if you go back to the hostility to the Iraq War, that was very profound within Germany. And on a famous occasion, there was a confrontation between yoshkar Fisher, the former green foreign minister and Donald rumsfeld the U.S. secretary for defense at the Munich security conference where Josh Kofi said to Donald rumsfeld, we are a democracy and you taught us to be a democracy and our policy reflects a deep feeling within Germany that we don't want to ever go to war again. And that was exactly the same message interestingly that Olaf Schultz tried to get across to Putin in Moscow, where he said my generation in Germany never wants to see another war like this. And he slightly embarrassed Putin into saying, I don't think he believes it, that he didn't want to go to war either. John, we have nevertheless seen once or twice in recent years, most notably during the Eurozone crisis involving Greece that Germany is not necessarily militantly reluctant to throw its weight around when it feels its interests are threatened, but does Germany in a situation like that proceed on the assumption that this enormous economic heft will do the job in itself. Yes, in a word, Germany does see its economic leverage as in Gregory and Paul, as you say, during the fiscal crisis, the Euro crisis, it was behaving in the Greek mind very bombastically and belligerently at the Germans would simply argue we were trying to save the Euro and we were trying to save the European economy. And I think they would regard that approach, although maybe not always rendered as sensitively as it could have been as having been vindicated. And now they're saying, also, look to the Russians. Do you really want sanctions applied in this way? And when the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine or had their proxies do so in 2014, when they annexed Crimea and when they shot down the Malaysian airliner, all of that led to very strong European sanctions, led by Germany. So they are capable of being incredibly tough. But yes, they're incredibly reluctant to go to the war, but that said. And that's where I said, right at the beginning, the thing about Back to the Future..

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"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:38 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"You put the two things together, the deep reluctance shared by members of the coalition, that's to say both the social Democrats and in particular the greens to export arms to any conflict zone and put that together with the desire to really maintain a bit of a myth of a special relationship with Russia. I think that it's difficult for Berlin to realize quite how much of a kickback there is for that particularly in countries like the Baltic republics who feel the pressure of Russia constantly on their borders. Actually Quentin just to follow that up. Do you think there is any kind of special relationship between Germany and Russia and was that the reason why Germany seemed to have until really quite recently this perhaps somewhat naive idea that Nord stream two could somehow be regarded as entirely separate to the Ukraine crisis. Yes, I think it's a bit funny enough like the myth of the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States that it's exaggerated, I think, in Germany, how important Germany is to Russia, just as in London, it's rather exaggerated how important the UK is to the U.S.. So I think that there is an element that is very inward looking still in German foreign policy. And hence the sort of refusal to realize quite how infuriating German attitude has been on insisting on going ahead with this gas pipeline called north stream two. John Olaf Schultz and Elena baerbock, the foreign minister, have obviously not been properly in office very long, and they have rather been heaved in at the deep end where foreign policy is concerned. Do we have any sense yet really of how between them they see Germany's place in the world. And is it much different from how Angela Merkel saw Germany's place in the world? I mean, it's a three party coalition which is a very rare thing..

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"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:20 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"And Merkel, I guess I'm trying to understand whose mantle Olaf scholz and Elena baerbock have found themselves inheriting. So I think there's not one person, but I think you kind of mentioned important one. So come out now I was the first German Chancellor and indeed the first foreign minister as well. And I think the one important direction he gave Germany was what we call the kind of binding to the west and the United States and Western Europe. And that's very much still the important thing for Germany. The kind of playing an important role in Europe and now in NATO as well. Villi brande was an SPD Chancellor came later. And I think he's one important moment was basically the falling to his knees in Warsaw. So some people may know this kind of historic image of the German Chancellor and kneeling in front of the water uprising memorial. And what he really conveyed with this was this historical guilt with regards to what would you and the Holocaust, which as we discussed at the beginning is still so important in German foreign policy. And that's still also very much influences how Germans think. One other tenant of German foreign policy, I think, is also and we're seeing this right now actually in the current conflict, is this idea of considering Germany a mediator to some extent between east and west and a country that can talk to Russia and has a relationship with Russia both economic and diplomatic. And then just finally, I mean, Angela Merkel, she was she was definitely never interested in kind of defense and security policy. She was pushed into an important foreign policy role, just because she was Chancellor for so long. But I think what she did was impose or create a certain style, which is the kind of not too rash, not too fast, think a lot before you act, don't get too excited in a way that maybe in a manual Macron or a post Johnson gets. And I think someone like Olaf shows the new German Chancellor's modeling himself after her. So this is more in style than in foreign policy direction, but also is important. Ulrika, thank you. That was ulrika franca of the European council on foreign relations, you're listening to the foreign desk..

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"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:40 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"So this is definitely a popular idea. I'd say probably especially since 1989. The idea isn't so much as to not have a foreign policy. But the hope is or was a bit that foreign policy and interests weren't quite so important anymore because things would kind of develop in the right direction anyway. It was this kind of liberal dream and globalization bringing everyone together. So it's this view that foreign policy is maybe more of a managerial effort, something where you don't have to push too hard but kind of guide the inevitable processes that go in the right direction anyway. I'm afraid that that's no longer the case, but I think that was the hope and the thinking particularly after 1989 and many Germans still kind of hoped that they could just hide from foreign policies security and defense policy and not have to do anything to keep the status quo as it is, but that's unfortunately isn't really an option anymore. In terms of its relationship with the rest of the world, how big an adjustment was reunification because for the decades up to that point, of course, you have Germany split in two and it can reasonably claim that that is its primary preoccupation, the fact that there's this enormous fence down the middle of it, its people divided across an ideological frontier, et cetera and then after reunification, there it is, this enormous and powerful and wealthy country sitting literally as well as figuratively at the heart of Europe. Once they're then realization, do you think that with this position does actually come a responsibility to engage? I don't think so. I think what happened after reunification is rather an increased push towards europeanization of Germany's foreign policy in particular. I mean, I think that the policymaker of this time realized that yes, there is a little bit of this German problem in Europe, namely that Germany is a bit too big for Europe..

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"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:05 min | 9 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"It is a little over two months since Germany's current government was sworn in. Olaf Schultz, Germany's first new Chancellor for 16 years and annalena baerbock, Germany's first female foreign minister were probably both hoping for a quiet ish introduction to the job, figure out the coffee machine, write thank you notes for the bouquets, that kind of thing. President Vladimir Putin of Russia had other ideas. The crisis that Russia has engineered over Ukraine shoved Schultz and beer bok into the spotlight where they appeared to wilt. As the rest of Europe and the wider west arrayed itself squarely behind Ukraine, promising diplomatic support and shipping weapons, Germany to the fury and bewilderment of many of its allies, was notably more reticent. A half hearted offer to send Ukraine 5000 helmets attracted more sarcasm than gratitude. Germany is by most measures a major power. 84 million people, the world's fourth largest economy, the EU's second largest military. But Germany remains reluctant to act like a major power. There are obvious historical reasons for this, within relatively recent memory, Germany acting like a major power has twice gone badly for Germany and everyone else in the vicinity. Germany's rigorous self examination in the decades since World War II is admirable, but sometimes looks more like an excuse for introversion than a reason for it. Is at time Germany unshackled itself from its past, where foreign policy is concerned. Should Germany accept more of the responsibility usually understood to come with its level of power. Or is the value for Europe the west and the world in having one country of Germany's heft that doesn't want to throw its weight around. This.

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Putin: Russia ready to discuss confidence-building measures

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 10 months ago

Putin: Russia ready to discuss confidence-building measures

"Russian president Vladimir Putin says Moscow is ready the further the talks with the U. S. and NATO speaking after talks with Germany's chancellor Olaf Scholz Putin said Russia is ready to engage in talks on limiting the deployment of intermediate range missiles in Europe transparency of drills and other confidence building measures but emphasizes the need for the west to heed Russia's main to moms the statement comes after Russia announced it's pulling back some troops from exercises that have raised fears of a potential invasion of Ukraine I'm Charles Taylor that's my

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"olaf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:28 min | 10 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Smack in the middle of Kensington gardens in London, the serpentine north is a small gallery, but by some measures it's hosting the biggest art exhibition in the world. The show has to kind of complex structure if you want a little bit like an onion or one of those Russian dolls where one ball is inside the next door is in the next door. Maybe it's good to begin with the physical show, although I'm not sure. Daniel Bryan baum is the curator of cause, new fiction, showcasing the work of Brian Donnelly, who goes by cause. That's KAS. It's interesting that a painting like this, which is a recent painting to me looks like a totally abstract piece of art. As abstract as it Jackson Pollock painting, it looks as abstract. The first layer of the onion is standard gallery stuff, but brighter, neon flick canvases, cartoonish sculptures, then Daniel scans a QR code on the gallery floor. He shows me his phone, camera on, and as he pens around the gallery, we're not alone. I think that big bluish guy, which is this person who is standing in front of paintings, looking over here, is kind of dumb in the humorous way. The cookie monster almost. And he is a very kind of involved with the art, obviously. He is really not moving everywhere. He's just staring at that painting. We should disturb him. We should not disturb him. I will leave him right there. But it's not just reality with augmented elements. There's also an entirely virtual counterpart to the show in the game Fortnite. People from Fortnite have made the perfect replica of kind of humorous to know that curatorial decisions here placing that painting here, and that little character they are now is duplicated in that metaverse world, or whatever we want to call it. I think we did a good version of Brian's art here, but that has been made many times. But no one else has reached people in Hong Kong and Buenos Aires and Reykjavík at the same time in the millions. So of course, I see that's a curatorial experiment. The augmented reality section of the exhibition isn't that innovative. Rachel Lloyd is The Economist's deputy culture editor. Galleries and museums have used that before, particularly in lockdown. There was much more demand for digital access to art. But the thing that is completely new is the idea of recreating not only an artistic institution, but the entire exhibition that's currently being shown in the artistic institution for the first week of the exhibition, it was the featured hub in Fortnite, which meant that all players could see it and could interact with it if you so wish. So why Fortnite though why that game in particular that platform in particular? Well, Fortnite has an enormous reach. There's more than 350 million registered players. And it's also experimented, particularly in lockdown with new formats. So musicians including Travis Scott and Ariana Grande performed on Fortnite. Travis Scott's 15 minutes set reached an audience of nearly 30 million people. So you're talking about an order of magnitude that is much greater than it's going to go to any real life exhibition. Well, it was presented to Fortnite players and they could go if they want to, I guess the question is, how much do people who have shown up to place in Fortnite who wants to see some modern art? Well, it's a great pairing of exhibition and artist causes a bit of a phenomenon in and of himself, particularly among young people. His figurines can be spotted on the shelves of celebrities, including BTS, the South Korean pop band, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashians. So if there's going to be anyone that young players of Fortnite are going to be interested in is going to be caused. His works are so popular because they draw on popular culture. They rework figures from The Simpsons from Sesame Street. We've also seen that reflected in the price of his works at auction, a painting sold in recent years, but I think $14 million. And one of the things that we spoke with Daniel about was the degree to which all of this is, well, it's just sort of mindlessly commercial. What do you make of that question? It's a question that critics have also posed. But I think that's a question that has always animated critics, particularly of pop art. If you look back to the 1960s, Andy Warhol, critics thought that was pointless and commercial as well. But what does popular mean today? What is popular media? I mean, it's no longer print. It's no longer The New York Times, or even television. It's of course digital stuff. It's a social media. It's TikTok, and Instagram and all of that. And I guess Brian is maybe the artist who has managed to kind of package that more effectively than any other contemporary artist. I've been thinking that in my what is pop art today. I guess this is popular today. Cause himself sees this as a return to the origins of his career as a graffiti artist or a street artist. He sees this as an extension of that. He's not taken a fee for this work. He's simply putting his art in a space where people can go and see it and enjoy it. And if they like art, maybe that will encourage them to visit an exhibition in real life. So in that sense, you think this is a sign of things to come. We'll have these extremely multimedia exhibitions in years to come. I mean, it's a win win for artists, especially if they've got an online shop that people might visit, has caused us. Of course himself does see this as a return to the spirit of his early work. He says that his whole career has been exploring the idea of what art is and what it can be. So I.

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"olaf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:52 min | 10 months ago

"olaf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"In last night's crisis meeting, mister Schultz spoke up, adding to calls for deescalation. But in his tenure so far as Germany's leader, mister Schultz hasn't been doing much speaking up, his critics, on the other hand, have started to say plenty. It's a tense time to say the least for Germans and for the international community to learn what kind of leader he's going to be. So there's a narrative that's emerged around Olaf Schultz in recent weeks. That's of the invisible Chancellor, the leader that you never see that you never hear from, and it has been striking that mister Schultz has only been in office for a couple of months, has had very little to say on the biggest questions confronting his country in chief among those, of course, has been the role that Germany is playing in the ongoing crisis over Ukraine. Tom novel is our Berlin bureau chief. That's started to change this week with a sort of madcap flurry of diplomacy starting with a trip to the United States on Monday, continuing this week with a series of discussions with European leaders and culminating in a visit at the start of next week first to Kyiv and then to Moscow where all our shops will meet Vladimir Putin for the first time in his capacity as Chancellor. And what is it that's provoked this change, this flurry of diplomacy, as you say? Well, I think, in part, the sharpness of the criticism on the domestic side, there's this notion of invisible, does not present in the debate, a complete absence of leadership, and then internationally, especially in the United States and also in parts of central and Eastern Europe. There's been this argument that Germany is somehow an unreliable ally in NATO that it can not be relied on to play its role in bolstering the west's response to this crisis in Ukraine. And this takes on a number of dimensions, Germany's ongoing refusal to deliver defensive weapons to Ukraine, the saga of the Nord stream to gas pipeline, and then a general sense that you get in some quarters that some parts of the German elite is simply too receptive to sympathetic to Russian ideas about the security architecture in Europe. You mentioned the Nordstrom gas pipeline. How does that figure into all this? So this is a running saw between America and Germany's government. It's a gas pipeline that runs at the bottom of the Baltic Sea directly from Russia to Germany. It flared up again on Monday when Olaf Schultz met Joe Biden in Washington. Joe Biden said, unequivocally, that should there be further Russian aggression against Ukraine than the United States would ensure that the pipeline is dead, that no gas overflow through. Olaf Schultz, in the press conference, was asked several times directly whether he agreed. And he resorted to this nomic formula of saying that everything would be on the table and that all allies would act together. But he refuses to utter the words Nord stream two and for some observers. It is a little frustrating to see a German Chancellor who appears to be on board with the American approach to this, but refuses to give this explicit assurance that Germany will kill the pipeline if there is further Russian aggression. So why has the German response been equivocal in all these ways on Ukraine? In my view, some of the criticism has been overdone. It's pretty clear that if there is an act of unequivocal aggression by Russia against Ukraine, that Germany will be fully signed up to whatever package of sanctions and other measures is put in place by the European Union, the United States and other partners to respond against that. There are, of course, quibbles over exactly what that package would contain because different countries have different degrees of vulnerability and exposure to the Russian economy, Germany is very reliant on Russian gas, and that would have implications there. But I don't think there's any sense that Germany has become a fundamentally unreliable. I think the problem here has actually been more of communication. The fact that Olaf Schultz has been at least until this week, completely absent in the international debate about how to respond to this is a big problem, and it contrasts rather sharply with the approach that was taken under Angela Merkel, who is absolutely key in shaping a European response when Russia annexed Crimea and stirred up trouble in the Donbass back in 2014. So far, we've seen no last shots play this very sort of passive role as if he was just one among 27 leaders in EU countries. And I think that's the problem that a lot of people both inside Germany and outside have had with the role that he's been playing in this crisis so far. And why do you suppose it is that it's been difficult for him to find his voice in this? One reason is simply his personality, he's always been the sort of reticent sort, doesn't go in for grandstanding big speech, huge rhetorical turns. But I think there might be another explanation for this. In Germany, coalition governments are the norm. This one has three parties, which is especially potentially fractious. And the parties have different views on Russia and what Germany's response to it ought to be at the end of last year. All that shops was figuring out what sort of Chancellor he wanted to be. And then along came this crisis and it was very difficult, I think, to find the sort of voice that Germans and in particular Germany's international partners were seeking from a German Chancellor. When what they might have been seeking was a crisis management expert like misses Merkel. Yeah, and for me, the contrast is really, really telling. I mean, in some ways, it's a little bit unfair. The previous flare up of the Ukraine crisis was in 2014 when Angela Merkel had been in office for 9 years. On our shorts has been in office for about 9 weeks. I think the thing to look at is the way in which Angela Merkel marshaled a European response on sanctions. She worked hand in glove with Barack Obama's administration at the time and crucially she was the one European interlocutor that Vladimir Putin trusted. And over the years, she would speak to Putin regularly. Now there's been none of that Olaf shops has only spoken to Vladimir Putin once. That was the congratulatory call in December after he took office. And of course, will change next week when he goes to Moscow, but it all feels a little bit too little too late. Michael was not a visionary politician, but she did become Europe's in effect crisis manager in chief. What we may be learning about all our Schultz is that although he was very good at coming up with plans and executing them, he really struggles in the face of crisis when it's not obvious what sort of response he wants to deliver. So how do you see this developing then in terms of who is Europe's crisis manager in chief? Well, one thing that's been very obvious in the last couple of weeks is that Emmanuel Macron's president has been seeking to in effect fill the gap that's been left by Angela Merkel's departure been very active in diplomacy speaking to Putin regularly going to see him in Moscow this week. Not every country in Europe will be confident in immanuel Macron as a representative of Europe Emmanuel Macron's not always trusted in some Eastern European countries that are closer to Russia. And I think Olaf Schultz belatedly has realized that a German Chancellor needs to do more in this crisis and simply offer bland assurances that Germany will be a reliable partner, but there is now a residue of skepticism about whether he can hope to fill the shoes that were left by his predecessor, and that I think is the big task for Olaf shots going forward. Thanks very much for your time on. Thanks, Jason..

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Germany urged to 'wake up' over Ukraine-Russia crisis, before it's too late

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 10 months ago

Germany urged to 'wake up' over Ukraine-Russia crisis, before it's too late

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Watch Betty White’s Funniest Moments, From ‘Golden Girls’ to Feuding With Ryan Reynolds

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 11 months ago

Watch Betty White’s Funniest Moments, From ‘Golden Girls’ to Feuding With Ryan Reynolds

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Biden, first lady make Christmas Eve visit to Children's National Hospital

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Biden, first lady make Christmas Eve visit to Children's National Hospital

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"olaf" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"olaf" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence at enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable problems C three AI This is enterprise AI From NPR news it's all things considered I'm Audie Cornish And I'm Mary Louise Kelly After 16 years of Angela Merkel's leadership Germany has a new Chancellor Olaf Schultz was sworn in today and a ceremony in front of the country's parliament and Piero Berlin correspondent rob schmitz brings us this profile of Schultz and the challenges he'll face as Germany's new leader Replacing Angela Merkel was not easy for Germans For the past year the country seemed an endless debate who would best represent a way forward from the leader whose calm stable approach to crisis after crisis came to define how to lead effectively In the end they settled on the familiar Essentially Schultz is a pretty boring guy Siemens is a reporter who has covered all off Schultz for years He is somewhat cool somewhat distinguished with a distant unapproachable personality In Germany this is a compliment and it's exactly what Germans wanted in their next leader Last week after Angela Merkel's military send off included hand picked music that summed up her character zeman's paper de Spiegel asked its readers to guess which songs would suit Olaf Schultz Sticks as mister roboto was among their top choices And it Schultz's robotic method approach to solving society's problems that is paved his way to Chancellor For 7 years as the mayor of Hamburg Germany's largest port city Schultz helped transform a rundown harbor district into a thriving cultural center as labor minister he beefed up the Kurds are by program where the state makes up for lost wages when a worker is laid off and then as finance minister he used that very program to keep Germany's economy afloat Through it all he earned the nickname Schultz so Matt for his Android like demeanor and technocratic approach to governance as Siemens He likes to discuss and debate but then he acts unilaterally He's a strong leader who can get things done In a state of affairs in Germany shows that the country could use some strong decisive leaderships as economists Marcel ratchet We are in the midst of a very deep crisis the pandemic which now with the fourth wave is hitting Germany very very hard Schultz has already announced new rules restricting access for unvaccinated Germans and bows mandatory vaccines for all Germans early next year But fracture says as far as challenges go for Schultz the pandemic is just the beginning And at the same time Germany has to tackle two huge long run challenges for climate protection and the digital transformation of the economy So it's this double challenge Schultz's new government vows to phase out coal burning by the end of the decade and it aims to modernize the country's notorious bureaucracy from one mired in paperwork to one where people can get things done over their cell phones But before his government can tackle these big topics there's an even more important challenge for Schultz's new three party coalition government says suda David wilp of the German Marshall fund The bigger challenge is of course you know managing the coalition He has to make sure that he can keep sort of the young revolutionaries in check within his own party and make sure that this coalition of seemingly strange bedfellows stick together for the long haul to make sure that these goals are met in terms of modernizing Germany Schultz's social Democrats are governing alongside the climate change focused greens and the business friendly free Democrats and each of these partners has its own agenda getting all of them on the same page fast will be crucial for Schultz not only for the sake of Germany but for the sake of the European unions as David wilp She says the looming threat of Russia on the Ukrainian border is just one of many thorny international crises that Schultz will have to quickly weigh in on But it's going to have to be sort of the first mover on these challenges because France is going to be very busy as it gets into its election cycle next year And the UK is out of the European Union So it ends up being in Germany's lap yet again to be in the leadership position within the EU But if Olaf Schultz's background is any indication taking out a leadership position is something that comes naturally to him Rob schmitz and pyramus Berlin The world was shocked last month by images of desperate people from Africa the Middle East and as far away as Cuba trapped behind barbed wire in Belarus trying to cross the border It was a migrant crisis the U.S. says was manufactured and a kind of geopolitical weapon that The White House is becoming more worried about And VR's Franco or Dona's has more When thousands of migrants from Iraq and other war torn nations were stuck in a cold forest and Belarus the president of the European Commission was in Washington Ursula von der leyen was making the case to President Biden at Belarus was using the migrants as a weapon against the.

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 Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

"Three three Ponti Ponti deal deal to to form form a a new new German German government government and and the the center center left left leader leader Olaf Olaf Scholz Scholz has has cleared cleared its its final final hurdle hurdle setting setting the the scene scene for for shields shields to to succeed succeed longtime longtime chancellor chancellor Angela Angela Merkel Merkel this this week week Germany's Germany's environmentalist environmentalist greens greens say say their their rank rank and and file file members members approved approved the the agreement agreement reached reached last last month month with with eighty eighty six six percent percent voting voting for for it it in in a a ballot ballot the the other other two two parties parties Schulz Schulz his his center center left left social social Democrats Democrats under under the the pro pro business business free free Democrats Democrats overwhelmingly overwhelmingly approved approved agreement agreement act act weekend weekend conventions conventions the the coalition coalition aims aims to to modernize modernize Europe's Europe's biggest biggest economy economy step step up up efforts efforts against against climate climate change change and and introduce introduce more more liberal liberal social social policies policies I'm I'm Charles Charles the the last last month month a a three three party party deal deal to to form form a a new new German German government government and and the the center center left left leader leader Olaf Olaf Scholz Scholz has has cleared cleared its its final final hurdle hurdle setting setting the the scene scene for for shields shields to to succeed succeed longtime longtime chancellor chancellor Angela Angela Merkel Merkel this this week week Germany's Germany's

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The Lincoln Project Organized a Group to Carry Torches at Glenn Youngkin Event in Charlottesville

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:03 min | 1 year ago

The Lincoln Project Organized a Group to Carry Torches at Glenn Youngkin Event in Charlottesville

"Win. Did you hear what happened with the Glenn young campaign the other day? This kind of took off on Friday. There's a really, really shady organization called The Lincoln Project. These are a bunch of disgruntled former Republicans, I guess who hate Trump and now they're pro Democrat. Now they, you know, lift up Democrats every chance they get and they're capable of a whole bunch of dirty tricks. Like this one, they had a group of, I think four men and a woman. And they went up to a Glen youngins campaign bus and they wore like long sleeve white shirts and baseball caps and they were carrying tiki torches. Like the. Crazies that were protesting over it Charlottesville. With the tiki torches and whatever they were chanting, and that of course was a tragic event that culminated with some evil lunatic plowing his car into an into a crowd of protesters and killing a young woman. Well, somebody from vice, the media organization recognized the woman, in other words, these white supremacists, whatever they are proud boy, want to be with the tiki torches, they were pretending to be young and supporters. And then, of course, the mcauliffe campaign oh, righteous indignation. McCullough of campaign social media manager, Charlie Olaf tweeted out, wow. At a campaign stop for Glenn young, people were holding tiki torches and chanting we're all in for Glenn. Disgusting reference to the 2017 unite the right rally in Charlottesville.

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Social Democrats narrowly beat Angela Merkel's alliance in historic German election

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:57 min | 1 year ago

Social Democrats narrowly beat Angela Merkel's alliance in historic German election

"Social democrat. Party in germany narrowly won. Sunday's national election projected results showed and claimed a clear mandate to lead a government for the first time since two thousand five and to end sixteen years of conservative-led rule under angela. Merckel the left. Social democrats were untracked for twenty six percent of the vote ahead of twenty four and a half percent for merckel cd. Ucs you conservative bloc but both groups believed they could lead the next government with need major block. Commanding majority in both reluctance repeats their awkward grand coalition of the past. Four years. Most likely outcome is a three way. Alliance led by either the social democrats or merkel's conservatives agreeing new coalition could take months and will likely involve the smaller greens and liberal free democrats. We are ahead in all the surveys. Now the social democrats chancellor candidate olaf scholz said in a round table discussion with other candidates after the vote. The spd's rise heralds a swing left for germany and marks a remarkable comeback for the party which has recovered some ten points in support in just three months to improve on its twenty and a half percent results in the 2017. National election schultz his conservative rival on in lash. It signaled his blog was not ready yet to concede though his supporters was subdued. It hasn't always been the first place party that provided the chancellor lash told the roundtable i want to government where every partner is involved where everyone is visible not one where only the chancellor gets to shine. He said in an early attempts to woo. Smaller parties attention will now shifts to informal discussions followed by more formal coalition negotiations. Which could take months leaving. Angela merkel in charge in a cadillac rome.

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"olaf" Discussed on Weird AF News

Weird AF News

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"olaf" Discussed on Weird AF News

"A florida man is arrested and then polls to human ears out of his pocket. A florida man named cakes was caught naked in a chair and another florida. Man is accused of sex acts with an olaf doll at target. A florida. mother and daughter have been arrested after casting hundreds of fraudulent homecoming queen votes. These are the weird stories for friday on weird af news the only daily weird news podcast hosted by a comedian and the only daily weird news. Podcasts that does florida friday. That's right all the weird news from this week out of one. St our favorite state florida. Let's do it those bizarre stories. You hear about all the time that seemed to only happen here in florida. All right make this stuff up. It is just one of the many wacky news stories out of the sunshine state consistently produce such strange news. What accounts for all this bizarre news at the weather is it. The report is for the crazy story. A florida man was arrested and then pulled to human ears out of his pocket. This happened in florida over the weekend. Of course it did. Its florida friday. Somebody walked around to human ears in their pocket. That sounds very flirty and to me. According to police report from the lake county sheriff's office no not lake county in this county is just despicable. The deputy responded to report stabbing at a house. Okay that seems like no florida behavior. They made contact with someone named colby parker age thirty. He said he was attacked by grandpa ronnie while they were smoking marijuana. Why would you attack your grandpa while smoking marijuana. It's very anti smoking. Marijuana event in behavior you should just be happy. That your grandpa smoking with you. My grandpa would never smoke marijuana. My grandpa's not alive anymore. But my grandpa would never have done that. My grandpa was like. I'll take you to church. But i'm not gonna smoke weed with you. He was that kind of grandpa did bowling and golfing. He never smoked with me though. That would have been incredible and certainly if he was smoking weed with me i wouldn't stab him cut off his ears like i think this kobe parker did h thirty. After is grandpa came at him with a knife. Koby says he was able to disarm the man and used the knife against them. He's seventy seven years old by the way his grandpa you disarm the seventy seven year. Old man wasn't that enough koby. Then you have to use the knife against him once you disarm you could just. He's seventy seven years. I'll just put him into a chair. he's not getting up. What's wrong with you man. Why are you gotta use the knife against him. I think you're doing more than smoking marijuana sir. I think you're involved in some of those other designer drugs that come out of florida that make people bite people's faces off. You know the ones grandpa wells was found on the porch with some stab wounds deceased. Unfortunately they say when the deputies were interviewing the suspect he pulled to human ears from his pocket. They later discovered that the ears belong to the grandpa. yeah of course. They belong to the grandpa. What did you did you think. They belong to another individual. Who wasn't at the scene. Obviously he cut off his grandpa's. Here's the question is why. Why would you do that. you've already put them out. You cut the ears off. Its makes no sense whatsoever. This guy is not on marijuana. I don't know what it is inside. The home detectives found a baseball bat splattered with what appeared to be blood and a large butcher knife. This dude went to town on ronnie. For what parker later confessed to smashing is grandpa and the head with a bat stabbing him with a knife several times. I mean get your grandpa seventy seven years old. You gotta go through all this. You could put him in a headlock and give him a nogi. Any would've left you alone. He's a seventy seven year old. Grandpa finally parker also admitted to cutting off his grandpa's ears because he wanted his grandfather to be with his dad grandma. I don't understand what that has to do with cutting off his ears. Did you cut off your grandma's ears as well. I cut off his. Because i wanted him to be with my grandma. He's going to be with your grandma because you already murdered them you idiot. What is cutting the ears have to do with him. Being with your grandmother i have. He's quoted as saying it was his time to go no. It wasn't his time to go sir. It was his time to go. Because you decided you can't smoke weed with your grandpa in a friendly manner. You decided it was his time to go wasn't his time to go. It was his time to get high and watch watch some like old archie bunker episodes something not his time to go sir guys just cherish grandparents okay and occasionally get high with them. They don't have much time left. A florida man named baby cakes was caught naked in a chair outside. An apartment. complex fort myers florida. A man is accused of sitting in a chair. And that's not all he was doing. This is florida these guys. Don't just sit in the chair. The doing some other things. He's completely naked. It's absolutely required. You're a floridian sitting in a chair outside. An apartment complex should be naked touching yourself. I'd imagine that's how it goes down. We've we've heard it time and time again. Yes when will these naked. People stop touching themselves in florida. This guy is seventy one years old. His name is irving irving howard. Lovely name got an nickname. That's even better though. It's baby cakes baby cakes. You guys know baby cakes like the sit in chairs completely naked. He was arrested for sitting in a chair. Fully nude next to an apartment complexes parking lot there was another problem. That problem is there was children in the area baby case. Don't care about children. He just wants to let it all. Hang out you know. He's baby cakes baby cakes. Howard don't care seventy one years old droopy his droopy package. He doesn't care he lets it son. He likes the sun. It puts baby cakes. Put some baby oil on his package and just sons it. That's what he's known for. A baby cakes the baby oil doing it again. That's right everybody. I'm baby cakes. How'd you children never mind. Let them hang out baby case. Don't care when the officers got to the apartment. They arrested baby. Cakes took him into the lee county jail. he's arrested for at. You guessed it. Guess what baby cases arrested for you guys know it's the double l. lewd and lascivious behavior indecent exposure and disorderly intoxication have been thrown in as. Well i like the idea of an old man in your apartment complex named baby cakes. Who just can't control himself and like once a month. He just covers himself and baby. Oil takes all his clothes off and sits in a chair in the sun. Everybody's known about it for years but just it just built up. It was too much. No one can take it anymore. The older baby cakes got the more undesirable looking. His body became and no one could take it. That just like you know just going to have to finally call the police on baby cakes. Maybe we're.

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Esports League Rundown

League Rundown: A league of Legends Esports Podcast

06:45 min | 1 year ago

Esports League Rundown

"Start this week over here and most beautiful place. On god's green earth in downtown santa monica with the l. c. s. aright where the grass is green and. The pain is over fifty. We are starting with our week. Five results here starting at the top of the table. We've got an interesting rundown for you in terms of standings and by interesting i mean this should come as absolutely zero surprise to anyone who's been falling for any amount of time here this year in first place cloud nine at ten and two tied for second we have. Tsm and one hundred thieves at eight and four fourth place as a three way. Tie to round out your playoff teams evil geniuses dignatories and team liquid all remain in control of their destiny immortals to entire games behind in seventh place. Fly quest down there at four and eight and eighth and tied for ninth place. We've got seal g and golden guardians. Who that's for the in terms of standings. Let's talk cloud nine top of the table. In how did they do this week. Nine had a banger of a weekend. I'm really really satisfied with how this team performed this weekend. Everyone is looking fantastic right now. Honestly perks has some absolutely popoff. Plays on yasuo in the blank. This weekend He was looking awesome blabber. Just absolutely runs train on one hundred thieves on olaf. He's still looking amazing. I honestly don't understand how this guy still getting. Olaf when champion pool is more like an ocean. I guess you know. It's kind of hard to ban out. Everyone right yeah and then you know they also had just a pretty good win vs golden guardians. This was a really really good week for c. Nine they displayed a a show of dominance that i think is important for them to show versus lower tier teams and upper tier teams like hundred thieves the takeaway from this weekend see nine looking fantastic. I'm happy with this team. And my favorite thing about this team this season so far is they have displayed the ability to play like everything they can play. All sorts of different team calms they can play all sorts of different styles and be super successful on it so lots to love from. Cnn radio man. I wonder what it's like to be a fan of a team. That's like the best in the region. Can you feel so good what it feels like to be yankees fan fan now recently. Hey man at least. I always tell myself no matter how bad things get. At least i'm not. Cgi got even fan. Just seal g actually entire org. at least you're as an entity the idea mostly. Yeah yeah oh yeah. I was just gonna say overall c nine great weekend moving on. Yeah and i think a key point here is they did go up against one. Hundred thieves created separation against a team. That's currently tied for second. They did in just such an incredible manner. It was like every single lane. One like blabber just played out of his mind perks actually styled on monday on the blank it was just such an awesome game. In addition to that there was actually a little not really an interview but ls during. I think it was a co starring. He was doing as well. Fudge seanang fudge came on just chatted back and forth with him a little bit and revealed that perks. Basically said yeah. It's just demonte. I could totally take leblanc into him and fucking popped off. I think he got a level. Three solo kill level three or level. Four to play a little vision. Game with perks had award kinda thwarted the whole thing and it cost him onto his life. Basically and the game like there's no way or less. Yeah that snowballed everything out of control so his brutal really really. Well played for nine showing that even if they were close in the standings. This matchup is just so nine favored. There's also been a lot of chatter specifically from people who are in the know that one hundred thieves has a major mental block against the nine. They absolutely hate playing against him. So little fun. Little tidbits for y'all there. All right seni- jumping down to. Let's talk about the two teams tied aid right now for second place. Tsm and hundred thieves. We'll start with the less fun. One which is of course hundred thieves. Who has kinda struggled a little bit throughout the course of this entire split. Not looking nearly as strong as i think we all would of hoped. Jack's talked me about their weekend. All right so other than the cloud nine game that we just touched on mcleod nine blew them out of the water. Hundred thieves mostly had a good weekend. They beat seattle g. They had a close call but they then recovered from their close call. Took control of the game back from seattle jian won the game Close calls is more of like they. Lucked out into a wake-up hopefully they don't make same kind of mistakes of leading finn. Just do ridiculous nar things when his team's losing miserably they literally flipped a to k gold lead into four k gold back. Yeah and flip within like eight minutes. Yeah it was stupid. That's nuts g. You can hear this hill shawn's voice because the game had it but from the perspective of hundred thieves like other than the one mistake that was such a huge swing the game. Well they played really well against dignatories capping the shit out of fate god and the rest of the team playing fine or or well depending on the player like demonte didn't have a great day in general. Don't they didn't have a great weekend in general. Let's be honest but then yeah the cloud nine game like to cut blown out in twenty four minutes. It was brutal you mentioned it was monte attempts to do a bush play like bait something to get away and that was the only thing like someday played without respect for fudge it all and got punished repeatedly for it like it was rough. It was really rough.

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Denver shooting suspect to be charged with second-degree murder

Broncos Country Tonight

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Denver shooting suspect to be charged with second-degree murder

"The unlicensed security guard accused of shooting and killing a man after two competing advance. A Denver Civic Center on Saturday is being charged with second degree murder. If convicted, 30 year old Matthew Dolev could face a mandatory 16 to 48 years in prison. Shooting took place during an altercation between Dole off and 49 year old Lee Keltner in videos Dole office In pointing his gun. This Keltner deploys pepper spray. Keltner died from a bullet wound to the head. Olaf was a hired contractor providing security for nine news.

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