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this is t w news coming to you live from berlin a massive spike in corona virus infections in serbia followed by talk of a new lockdown now an explosion of violence and police on the retreat protesters say the president is using the pandemic for his own ambitions for we'll take you to belgrade also coming up who will lead the euro group the 19 they should body of
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countries using the euro currency the frontrunner for the job is spain's not the no she would be the 1st woman to run euro group this film the biggest crisis of its time. and in china several years after a wave of human rights lawyers were arrested for public legibly subverting power some are being released from prison and we meet one freed lawyer who's getting his life back together so he can fight for rights again. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us and he government rallies have filled the streets of serbia's capital belgrade for a 2nd day protesters are angry over what they see as the government's mishandling of the corona virus pandemic a surge in new infections led to talk of curfews and lockdown critics say the sharp
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spike in cases is the fault of syria's president who lifted an earlier lock down head of recent elections. pandemic frustrations bubble over on the streets of belgrade chaos erupted as thousands of protesters battles with police and try to storm the parliament they're angry over the president's handling of the coronavirus. the main reason we are here is to support the protesters during these abnormal times when the country is falling apart. cases have spiked across the balkan country in recent weeks serbia recorded its highest scope at 1000 death toll on tuesday it forced president alexander to take action announcing a weekend curfew to belgrade the protesters have pushed him to backtrack. because of what i considered it but the crisis team thinks there's still hope to
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slow the spread so we may introduce harsher measures but without introducing a curfew. that hasn't been enough to keep the peace as police and demonstrators face off with flares fireworks and tear gas. demonstrators say they want to return to normal and for the president to resign. let's get the latest now from journalist ferry he's following the protests and joins us now from the serbian capital it grow give us a quick update how bad were the clashes last night. where the clashes were very bad i was out there in the streets still serial one off their midnight and they were not stopping the group spread in those small streets after they started in the main front of the parliament and the police couldn't sit they controlled basically all the serbian special units were there trying to make peace in the streets of
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belgrade but they didn't look like this was going to happen and i could hear. form for their gas and they were fighting really brutally because brought this the worst throwing stones and also they had some kind of shot from throwing back to the police and. ran very bad that the end. everyone had to go there the cleaning companies to make the traffic function again very dramatic scenes indeed what's this all about anyway people in lots of countries are unhappy with their government's handling of the pandemic but they say they don't go on a bottle rampage why is it different in serbia. because there were 2 months locked down and serbia was in that and more countries that
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were very using the fandom nick to rob down very hard the 5th isn't and then almost thought serbia declared. against soviet night the and then few weeks later there were elections thole demonstrators are saying that the president who just was trying just to fake the figures are doing this to control the citizens and they were very unhappy 1st the fall because he announced that from the friday they will be wealth again but then they say they are not happy with his politics because for the last 8 years see through control over everything in this country and they are not happy how the bleeding is quality. that was journalist interest a ferry in belgrade serbia talking to me just a short while ago now let's bring you up to date on some of the latest coronavirus developments the united states has passed 3000000 cases wednesday saw the biggest
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daily increase in new infections so for more than 130000 americans have died from cove it 19 kyrgyzstan and other central asian nations are struggling with the surge in cases pushing health care systems to the breaking point lockdowns there were lifted in may nigeria now has more than 30000 confirmed coronavirus cases almost 700 people have died from cove and 19 there are people living on the frontlines of the war in eastern ukraine are also battling deadly forest fires the blazes started earlier this weekend in gulf villages that are sown where russian backed separatists are active many locals say they don't believe the fire started accidentally. flames huge by high temperatures and fast winds have consumed most of this village in eastern ukraine robbing nadia and you recall glencoe of everything they own. there were flakes of fire flying in the air like
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a compartment not just here finest seem to jump from place to place. hundreds of firefighters and rescue crews rushed to safety villages and their homes at 1st they successfully battle to the places back but the flames returned resuscitated by gusts of wind. it happened quickly we saw fire and the distance jumping from one patch to another changing direction and then moving closer it became dark as night i know hans christian has been a risky place to go for years because it's particularly under the control of pro russian separatists this village is just kilometers from frontline fighting between the separatists and to ukrainian forces. the local governor sasa believes arson is to blame with the fires out president flew to me as a lengthy came to survey the damage and to lend his support.
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i want to express my condolences to all the families all those who have lost their loved ones because of these 5. and investigation into what caused the fire is underway president selenski says the victims will be compensated with the equivalent of $9700.00 euros each to buy new homes i. say look now it's all the other stories making headlines around the world today the prime minister of ivory coast callie body has died unexpectedly at the age of 61. there's been this close but he had a true heart transplant 8 years ago and recently received medical treatment in france. australia has suspended. an extradition agreement with hong kong after china imposed a national security law giving it sweeping new powers their prime minister scott morrison said australia would also extend visas for skilled workers from hong kong
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and wants to lure hong kong businesses into the country one of the. key witness in the impeachment trial of u.s. president donald trump has resigned from the military to tenet colonel alexander finn to mina said he had been bullied and refused for motion since testifying against from he had alleged the trump woman asked ukraine to investigate his rival joe biden you know which bin laden which women called improper. surgeons at a hospital in rome successfully separated twins who had been can join at the back of their heads 2 year old sisters are said to be recovering well the rare surgery was aided by 3 d. augmented reality map of their skulls and brains. german chancellor angela merkel has called on the european union to unite and emerge stronger from its greatest ever challenge the caret about demick buckles in brussels to mark the beginning of germany's 6 part presidency of the european
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council with the e.u. in crisis mode. masks hand gestures and rather awkward head nodding have taken the place of handshakes german chancellor angela merkel's 1st trip abroad since the corona virus outbreak was marked by new pandemic etiquette as you have confronts an unprecedented threat are already over 100000 european lives have been lost to the virus and alongside growing debt and unemployment the continent to seeing a marked rise in populism. when this in for the pandemic can't be fought with lies and dissent from ation beneath the myth nor with hatred and agitation in fact denying populism is being shown its limits 5 use of the top priority of the german presidency is to ensure that europe emerges from the crisis united by just short term stabilisation of europe will not be enough we also
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want to europe that offers hope in a while but us has no. merkel supports the e.u. commission's proposed joint recovery fund of 750000000000 euros to provide financial help especially to the southern european countries that have been hardest hit the commission president formally the longest serving member of merkel's cabinet feels that such radical steps are necessary we have entered the worst recession since almost 100 years but she faces opposition from the frugal for austria denmark the netherlands and sweden they are reluctant to give away money without strings attached merkel insisted that a compromise was necessary and sooner rather than later the mines on the seriousness are common goal is to find an agreement as soon as. possible because the depth of the canonic slump urges us to hurry there is no time to lose otherwise the weakest will suffer i very much hope that we can reach an agreement this summer
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long the negotiations beginning in the coming weeks will determine the economic future of europe. euro group will vote for a new president today the group brings together the 19 finance ministers of the nations that share the euro currency the spanish candidate not. being though is the front runner and could become the 1st woman to head the party the vote comes in the midst of one of the most severe economic crises in the euro group's history. sam says she can navigate breathless bureaucracy with her eyes closed. a 51 year old spanish economist spent more than a decade in top civil service at the e.u. commission before being appointed to a top job and spain's government intervention 18 i mean promised some a conscience an honor to lightly fulfill the obligations of the position of economy minister. then you know is described as tough and as always being perfectly
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prepared traits for which even political rivals pay respect since she's not a member of any party she's considered the moderate voice within spain's socialist government she the person that he be to some extent used by the book i mean as a way of sending say notes to foreign investors in the sense that you know having this way shallowing with far left the good to some extent you know send the wrong santos to foreign ministers in 2020 she was promoted to deputy prime minister a crucial role that includes managing the economic repercussions of the covert 19 crisis which hit spain especially hard look at the most we see it changing trend from the end of the lock down this changing trend can be seen in a number of indicators the most relevant in my opinion is job creation as you know
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is backing and your recovery scheme that is space some grounds northern countries are checking her with a critical eye so she's trying to stress that everyone is in the same boat she was plain that are basically trying to call means all their economies that are going to spain and then not eternally that out where it will end problems as well and i think you know i think the reason why is a smart woman this was a wise venue has always been a woman among many man she now is the only woman in the year of croup and it is likely that this is just another stepping stone in her career. to create more of those stepping stones and level the playing field for women and men the german cabinet has approved a strategy meant to achieve equality in all future legislation and government programs its stated aim. aims include bringing more women into management helping
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them reconcile work and family and encouraging a fairer distribution of care work between the sexes. nic let's come and was what a fun day lion 3 women at the helm of german an european politics of 3 are members of germany's conservative c.d.u. but while the rise to the top may point to a party that fosters women in its ranks the c.d.u. standing is actually quite poor. with 20 percent of female m.p.'s the conservative parliamentary group is 2nd only to the a.f.p. as the group with the lowest share of women and far behind germany's center left parties. the cd use party chiefs have now recommended the adoption of a female quota starting next year members hope this will improve the party's record on female representation however the measure still needs to be approved at the party conference in the summer. but women are under represented across german politics less than
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a 3rd of lawmakers in the german parliament are women and at the local level only 10 percent of mayors in germany are female. on wednesday the government presented an equality strategy aimed at improving female representation and promoting equal rights in all aspects of society including politics. there was an emissions mcguinn there are certain mechanisms that prevent women from participating equally in leadership and if that isn't solved with a non-binding recommendation and that's all we've seen in the last few decades then binding targets need to be set whether that has to be a quota that's a matter that is open to discussion. but not everyone agrees quotas are an option the business friendly free democrats while still calling for more opportunities for women believe quotas should not be the way forward. quotas might result in some areas having more women in management positions but in the end it won't have an
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effect on many women and we will only be tinkering with the symptoms but not tackling the causes of it was a humvee and the c.d.u. is by no means the 1st to call for gender parity the social democrats and the greens both introduced quotas in the eighty's but as the biggest party in germany the measure could now become more accepted as a means to empower women in society as a whole. german exports fell sharply in may due to the credit iris and demick value of goods that were exported decreased by almost 30 percent to 80300000000 euros year on year that's according to the government statistical office order closures logistical problems and disruptions in supply chains caused a steep fall in exports german car companies the engineering sector and makers of electronic equipment were among the worst hit by lower demand all over the world. well for more i'm joined by professor fabien and fished of the university of
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applied sciences in berlin professor german exports have fallen drastically what does this mean for the country's export driven economy. well it means there is a problem for the economy obviously exports as you just said exports are below 30 percent below what we've seen last year so this is a lot by germans even by german standards or in particular by german standards given that some 5060 percent of the economy depend directly on exports and the rest as well given that these makes jobs and income possible which which are which are highly necessary so there is a big problem for the german economy even though there is some light at the end of the tunnel compared to april exports have actually increased by 10 percent so maybe things have been worse in march and april and are improving again shows the pandemic exposed
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a systemic weakness in the german economy is the country too dependent on exports. aren't you safe it's really only the the pandemic that has exposed this weakness we've seen it before actually in 20082009 in the global financial crisis the story was in a way very similar that the german economy itself did not really have substantial fundamental problems it was more that we imported our problems from the rest of the world because our exports broke down and in a way this repeats now with obviously the difference that we also had internal problems not because we also were affected directly by the corona crisis but in a way of course we are dependent on. on the global economy in good times and this also means we are dependent on the global economy in bad times so it goes up and down and this is what we're experiencing right now so there's a lot of the maybe let me at it was very. you know go ahead yeah what i would have
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and what i what i what what i wanted to say is that. these x. total imbalances can be overcome fairly easily if if you have the schemes we have in place like the short time labor scheme for example because typically the experience is that those weaknesses are fairly short lived and you can basically dampen the economic effect on the internal economy by. giving some subsidies to firms and in particular to workers and this is helps to to stab allies internal demand which is in the end much more important for the dynamic corrector sticks of the economy ok but there's not a rethink going on in germany saying the country needs to become less dependent on exports. i would say this rethink was already triggered in 20082009 there was definitely an understanding after the financial crisis that german growth needs to be
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a bit more balanced and needs to be more based on an internal demand as well if you if you think back into the early 2000 we had a huge discussion about wages being too high in germany and that we're losing export market shares and use kind of things i guess these discussions are over by since at least since 2010 and the corona crisis is definitely an additional factor in this whole story and it will definitely push us in the direction where we try to be where the german economy tries to be a bit more balanced in the sense that it needs to be based on external and internal demand fessor thank you very much for talking with us that was heading on the university of applied sciences. thank you very much to china now where some of the 300 lawyers and activists arrested in 2015 in a 2015 crackdown on human rights supporters are being released today had pushed back against president xi jinping has moved to tighten restrictions on free speech
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but were arrested and sentenced for subversion of power we hear now from one lawyer just out of prison who is rebuilding his life as well as his desire to support individual rights. a family reunited one turned john a prominent human rights lawyer was released from prison 2 months ago he's one of more than 200 lawyers were detained in 2015 when china's government started an unprecedented crackdown on lawyers. issue one of those you know you feel when you lose something important and then you get it back i cannot find the right words for this feeling. it feels like something exceptionally precious but there is also the fear that i might lose him again. hypothesis there's such a. one term junk spent almost 5 years behind bars many things are new to him
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like this that recognizes the names of plants. before a whole you could now i've been released i feel drawn to nature. i often go out to enjoy it that's how i started paying attention to plants i want to know their names . during these years isn't whose name also took a toll on his wife. and it was our dad i hope these people came to my house and blocks the entrance. has it as you would you be when i try to open the door a man told me if you come out i will kill you. china's government was taking their revenge on the compelling on his behalf his son to enter and also witnessed the only see as. you know you're 7 already take my sword and fight against them. this is what i really want to do to others it's our. turn john was taken without warning after that his wife did not hear anything about him until his trial was
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announced more than 3 years later and she died i am very tense very nervous i could not sleep on december 26th of 20181 trend john was charged with state subversion a serious offense and chandra levy was hoping to get a glimpse of him in court but again state security had gathered in front of her home she changed. the words you don't want i'm nervous i've been in situations often but every time is different. they stop trying to work this is not about the rights of relatives this case is about state secrets so you are going to lower the bar. right off my you a lot. now of the families trying to put these experiences behind them will take time for them to get back to a new movie life. after my release my
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son and i will very affectionate with each other at least on the surface pretty strange when it is quite obvious. when i tell him something he opposes me he rebels this gives me a headache i feel embarrassed. i wanted to become closer to each other. right now warrington drunk has a lot of time to spend with his family wealth or attorneys have revoked his lawyers license with use for it you planning to appeal and to sue the government for it's wrong. during the penn demick lockdown the video chat software soon became popular for online meetings but was also plagued by hackers crashing into calls well some companies have tried to spice up their zune meetings by a budding a very different kind of video crusher a canadian don't be named buckwheat. buckwheat is ready to work from
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home just like many people these days her professional career relies a lot on digital tools oh we're crushing your meeting live let what's happening what is done but didn't even happen in a very bad. regression you mean. this is buckwheat and this job at the sanctuary is not just for kicks so buckwheat is crushing people's meetings in order to make some money they donate to the sanctuary when they want to crush a meeting and so it's mostly a fundraiser so we can feed the cows especially during cold it and thanks to buckwheat these contented cows are having a good life despite the pandemic some of them have also started to follow suit crushing calls whenever necessary but the 12 year old is still the century's number one crasher having done over 100 bookings buckwheat's professionalism is hard to
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beat. this is t w news here's a reminder of our top story this hour a 2nd day and night of violence pushes serbian police back protesters say they're angry with the government's credit by wrist response they claim the president is using to pad demick or his own political ambitions. are watching g.w. news i'm terry martin i'll see you next up. the for.
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justice for the victims of the stripper in genocide that's come from. the human rights advocate wants to identify the cause was.
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this huge undertaking is still underway 25 years after the infamous massacre bosnia-herzegovina some kids in your. own don't want to. enter the conflict zone fronting the powerful 4 months to go to the presidential elections in america so no trouble is sinking in the polls and those former national security advisor says he isn't fit to be president anyway joe both of my guests this week from washington how much damage trump was also done to america and the rest of the. conflicts of. the 60 minutes.
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i'm not going to think that well i guess sometimes i am but i stand up in the winter that we should have and think deep into the german culture looking at the stereotype the question in here thinks of you for your country but i don't blame. you yet you did seem to take for this drama yeah. it's cold out there you know i might show join me to meet the germans on your. post. hello and a warm welcome to focus on your up on live show and it's great to have your company so far the coronavirus and they make hasn't affected germany as much as it has many other countries but the danger isn't over yet it's called 1000 hotspots are still
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popping up in different parts of the country. germany's biggest meat processing company attorney it's had to be shut down because of an outright.


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