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w. . this is news live from the german chancellor. aims for the e.u.'s germany takes over the presidency of the european union the main goal is to contain the pandemic overcome its consequences the program. serbia's president calls for calm following violent clashes over plans for a return to. critics claim a jump of virus infection is on the president's vision. of the united nations awards of the possible half a 1000000 extra tests
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a because of his night of the pandemic disrupts pharmaceutical supplies. i'm phil gale welcome to the program german chancellor merkel has called on the european union to unite and emerge stronger from its greatest ever challenge the coronavirus pandemic it's the 2nd time germany has taken over the presidency of the european council chance of methyl at the helm speaking at the european parliament in brussels the chancellor made out her vision for germany's 6 month term which will be dominated by economic recovery from the pandemic and she welcomes the commission's plan for a recovery fund for struggling european economies. the chancellor merkel said member states would need to compromise in order to sign. and often the recovery
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fund before next month's summer recess diffidence than it might in some and if we all willing to overcome our differences and identify sched solutions if we are willing to view the world through the prism of others europe will emerge from the crisis stronger than ever if we strengthen cohesion and solidarity no one will get through this crisis alone we are all vulnerable the eyelids and 5 when. straight to brussels that we join did of these that chief international editor richard walker welcome richard european leaders have been calling for greater unity amongst member states since forever so how does i'm going to medical plan to make it happen this time. we're a century she's saying the she and germany are prepared to provide leadership to the european union as they face up to this what she's been describing as the biggest crisis since the european union was founded and that process of germany
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kind of stepping up to this leadership position actually began a couple of months ago when i go america will join forces with a man who were my call the french president and jointly proposed 500000000000 euro recovery fund which was the sort of kernel upon which the european commission has built this this larger proposal that you just mentioned there. and making that a joint effort with the french was a sign that germany and france the 2 largest powers within the european union will closely working together on this and also very importantly the structure of this fund that's being discussed is going to break what was previously a to boom for germany this is this idea that the european commission the central sort of executive body of the european union will raise the money for this fund centrally borrow it on the financial markets and that's something that it hasn't done before and that's something that was not done during the financial crisis 10
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years ago and the something that germany's always been against this idea of kind of shared debt across the european union so that is essentially merkel showing that germany is prepared to compromise germany is prepared to go beyond its previous positions and it expects other countries to do the saying so a new heads of state and government. about this recovery fund next week one of the hurdles that have to be overcome. yeah well will certainly the there are plenty of heads that still need knocking together not everyone has been persuaded yet by uncle americal in particular there's a small group of countries that have earned the moniker the frugal for some smaller northern european countries that would usually be allied with germany on this sort of thing but germany has now moved out ahead of them they're worried about the size of these funds they're worried about the idea that this fund might hand out a lot of money as grants rather than lending the money to the countries that need
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it and there's going to be an awful lot of how going around these points over the days before the summit next weekend and certainly at the summit itself. it's not clear whether this summit will come to a conclusion quite often a 2nd round is needed is special something of this jail but there is an assumption that eventually some kind of deal will be reached it's just too important for that not to be achieved the question for the countries that are looking for funding from this particular countries like italy is whether in the process of all of this haggling the fund will get watered down more than they are prepared to accept so that's going to be very interesting to watch and how will the chancellor and brussels work together to make this happen. well michael has one advantage at the european commission that we were just mentioning the line the president of the commission just
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a few months ago i'm glad merkel was her boss she was working as a minister of defense in america's government so so who was left on the line is a close ally of uncle americal somebody who has worked very closely with over the years so that means that there's no ice whatsoever to break between them if they think they have to be a little bit wary of being seen as too cozy with each other. as they approach these issues and existing to what was left and alliance speech in parliament where she on a couple of occasions seemed to put a little bit of distance between her and uggla merkel but that is a solid relationship should be a strong basis for merkel making progress here thank you for that richard walker in brussels. we'll take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world now starting in china which has opened a new national security office in hong kong a week after beijing imposed
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a controversial new security law in the territory the security office is across from victoria paca site often used for pro-democracy demonstrations. boeing has settled claims relating to the crash of one of its 737 max jets in indonesia 2 years ago and u.s. playmaking has not disclosed the amount of the compensation payments the crash was followed by another in ethiopia and led to the grounding of 0737 seas. forest fires in eastern ukraine have killed 5 people and destroyed more than $100.00 homes blazing go to villages in a conflict zone russia separatists are active the interior minister said the situation was finally improving after 2 days of fighting the fire. service president alexander has backtracked on his plan to re-impose a coronavirus lockdown following protests broke out after he announced that a weekend curfew would be reintroduced following a certain covered $900.00 infections chris explain the president for politically
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motivated decisions that led to this. the rocks flares tear gas this is what the capital of serbia looks like on tuesday night. thousands of protesters took to the streets and the situation quickly got out of hand. of the of the a group of them tried to enter the parliament building the police responded with tear gas and their batons the scuffles finally ended as the sun was coming up i am dozens of people were injured who was who said serbian president alexander had announced that a weekend curfew could be imposed in belgrade but after tuesday's protests he has now backtracked on those plants in the city with the. in recent weeks the coronavirus has been spreading quickly in serbia. there are long lines of people
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outside testing centers hospitals are overcrowded the new wave of corona virus infections has put an additional strain on the already stretched healthcare system . you have noted this is this is not just about belgrade and belgrade's patients it is also about patients being sent here from all over serbia. in april serbia imposed one of the world's strictest lockdowns despite this the government pushed ahead with plans for june's parliamentary election. during the campaign officials declared victory over the coronavirus and normal life resumed without any restrictions. the opposition boycotted the poll and turnout was low. but was reelected by a landslide. since the election frustration with the government has been growing as a became clear the coronavirus crisis is far from over deflected blame onto the
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public which is too true. well it's even a metaphor to sure it was our decision to relax the measures but if i wanted to be mean i could remind you that it happened on your insistence. since. the people were banging pots and pans saying it was time to end my dictatorship saying i was using restrictions on movement and curfews to make normal life impossible please excuse not to quit malls preach on out on the street. serbia's initial success in controlling the virus has now gone up in smoke and the protesters saved is responsible. well let's bring you up to date now with some of the latest coronavirus developments the u.k. government has unveiled a stimulus package equivalent to 33000000000 euros to help the economy recover from the coronavirus lockdown the united states has now topped 3000000 confirmed
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infections over the actual number of cases the sort to be much higher in the us president donald trump asserted to withdraw federal funding for public schools but refused to reopen this autumn of the coronavirus crisis is having a major impact on millions of hiv patients who rely a lifesaving drugs it's estimated that nearly 40000000 people across the world are living with hiv there's no cure for the disease that causes aids antiretroviral medications help to control it but copied 90 on the pandemic is are be interrupting supply lines for the medication they try the patients are often scared to go to hospital because of the pandemic the w.'s average increase reports from south africa. tempi would have preferred not to come to the clinic today because of the corona virus and to avoid questions from neighbors temby is not her real name she prefers to remain anonymous i knew she is h.l.v.
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positive and wants to make sure her one year old daughter does not become infected . so my family knows and you. know. because they like to go from a little bit build a judge to its own this is not practice closed you don't know your future would have been to you after all. so you don't need to charge for. one in 5 mothers in khayelitsha township is age i be positive a few years ago 2 out of every 5 children also had the virus and all the chances of hiv being cost on that birth are less than 5 percent south africa has made significant progress of the fight against hiv the government pays for the medicines and aid agencies like doctors without borders help with education programs in normal times a group of mothers with h i.v. meteo once a month of the crisis means the meetings have been cancelled. to gain from the
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group stations discussing with p. is giving time to discuss with the facility doesn't things like that so now that the group says. it is the affected post natal clubs the medics know how are the mothers on a one to one basis hiv is still a serious problem here. the hospital is much energy than usual because of covered 19 many patients void hospitals and therefore don't have access to their medication experts believe this could have a strong negative impact on a j.v. aids but also with tuberculosis patients in the future. to be knows her medication significantly increases her own life expectancy. that in the future h. i.v. in corona will no longer be a danger to a daughter. of professor hendricks 3 because of it all or just to specialize in h.i.v. research at the university of bonn here in germany he told t
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w that an untreated hiv infection is much deadlier than coffin 90 while the difference basically between $19.00 and $8.00 chevy is that many hiv patients do not get their medication it's a deadly disease and almost 100 percent can die from aids hiv and they are infected now we were at the state where we can control the infection bed well that people can make it happen normal life expectancy but now lacking those medication in some countries just due to. transportation chains this is a very serious problem that the issue is that they said that you have to take the medication every day and if you do not have medication for example poor months or even that week you may develop resistance against the medication and then it won't work anymore that w h o n u n h s and it's about half
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a 1000000 additional aids that we've all faced this year because of the call that 19 prices. and rick streak this is a new life of brotherhood we'll have more at the top of the hour and in between i'm on the website. of the. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. our corona update. from the covert 19 special next on d w. in the army of climate change. summit there soon.

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