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this is d. w. news coming to you live from berlin a massive spike incredible iris infections in serbia followed by talk of a new law now an explosion of violence and police on the retreat protesters say the president is using the pandemic for his own political ambitions we'll take you to belgrade also coming up can businesses large and small go green after suffering through the red ink of the global pandemic paul asked the head of the international
energy agency whether a greener future is really possible. in china several years after wave of human rights lawyers were arrested for allegedly subverting power song or being released from prison we need one free ploy or 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 anti-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 coronavirus pandemic a surge in new infections led to talk of curfews and along critics say the sharp spike in cases is the fault of serbia's president who lifted an earlier lock down ahead 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 coded 1000 death toll on tuesday it forced president alexander to take action announcing a weekend curfew for belgrade the protesters have pushed him to backtrack. just as what i considered it but the crisis team thinks there's still hope to 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. the latest 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 belgrade but they didn't look like this was going to happen and i could hear
a show form for their gas and they were fighting really brutally because for up the thirst for throwing stones and also they had some kind of shock from throwing back to the police and. ran very bad at 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 they don't go on a bylane rampage why is it different in serbia. because there were 2 months lockdown and serbia was in the fancy mall func says that were very using the fandom make law down very hard the citizens
and then all of serbia declared. victoria against soviet night scene and then few weeks later there were elections sold demonstrators are saying that press them full just was trying just to fake the figures are using this to control the citizens and they were very unhappy 1st of all because he announced that from the friday they will be closed again but then they say they are not happy with his politics because for the last 8 years see control over everything in this country and they are not happy how these leading it's politics the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in serbia recently do we know why. well it was 1st the. opposition accuse the president which is that he wanted to win this election so they were 1st planned to be hold on april 26th and then
they were performed by the organized june 21st so before that also. government allow a football match between belgrade sparked the sun and so then i read a soul around 20 people there were in the stadium there were no measures in the whole country so all of thought in the week off their elections and we got to know here that the fan to me was reading old full i'm on the phone from with this party because you had the celebration off the beginning that election since our minister simba government also got there and then it was in one of the 50th serbia it was very bad so if people even effect their prime ministers on up and i'll be saying that they are lying about what that's going on shitter thank you very much
for bringing some to date there that was journalist ferry in belgrade saying look now at some coronavirus developments happening around the world the u.s. has crossed a new high watermark in the coronavirus pandemic to date the country has registered more than 3000000 cases of coded 19 highest number of any country wednesday saw the biggest daily increase in cases so far 5000000 australians are back in lockdown as melbourne grapples with the spike of new code 19 cases the restrictions will be in effect in australia's 2nd largest city for the next 6 weeks. german exports fell by almost 30 percent in may due to the credit dropping to $80300000000.00 euros a year a year german car companies the engineering sector and makers of electronic equipment were among the worst hit by lower demand around the world. now people are buying less companies are spending and producing less and studies
show that the environment has benefited at least briefly but as governments try to reignite the global economy it's possible is it possible to build a more sustainable climate neutral future we'll speak with the head of the international energy agency in a moment but 1st this report on the effects and economic aftermath of the pandemic . shuttered shops empty high streets life at a standstill in many parts of the world the pandemic has prompted governments to take action to stabilize their economies. airlines have been rescued and stimulus packages of help keep companies afloat but with so much attention being devoted to the health crisis there being calls not to neglect other pressing issues like climate change such concerns have prompted the international energy agency and the international monetary fund to propose a plan that aims to unite climate protection with economic growth.
among the goals and you will global growth of 1 point one percent by 2023 to save or create $9000000.00 jobs globally every year all the while reducing c o 2 emissions by one point $5000000000.00 tons per year for reference some $37000000000.00 tons of c o 2 are currently missing every year. reaching these targets says the energy agency will require more than one trillion dollar annual investment in green technologies like geothermal energy or solar powered airplanes the prospect of the coronavirus kickstarting a global move towards a more sustainable economy certainly sounds good the question is can governments afford the additional investment in a time of crisis to solve well let's put that question to fatty b. roll he's executive director of the international energy agency thanks for being with us so ken governments afford to invest a trillion dollars
a year and fighting climate change when their economies are all their needs. met it is because governments made his u.s. men's run t.v. and other not only. that energetic than the future but what he sees he said just this investment coming we also had to recover the economy and create jobs a government let's think of a government who doesn't climate change. even those governments need to problem what you see easy said yes just been created jobs and also have gone ok not the military sees only dreams we look at what he sees it created jumps to me and then.
imagine ok your plan promises economic growth job creation declining greenhouse gas emissions but is that declining that you're talking about really enough to stop global warming before it's too late i'm. going must be tied in a 6 mos it will be good to go. but governments can decide in terms of to carry or stimulus packages. dollars i'm going to be injected in the economy in terms of becoming a bigger just stimulus packages and reach an energy policies meeting good in all its still good reviews on our future the important thing is you mention your report before our discussion here emissions decline very very strongly but if we don't get it right and they're just going to seize the day going to be
got it davey bonds and even calm that matter of even modi. well important do you not to see everybody you've got to take would have the us the bulk of the emissions not ok in order to have does not have to put these places in place what do you say mr payroll to those who argue that economic growth on current trajectories on the current model will in evidently drive the planet to environmental catastrophe. i think. not say. it when i mean gone and because economic growth is very important meeting millions of people watching public good we shouldn't be sad we should have it going to go and he does think i'm. dumb these are not excuse to date.
14 ministers and on americans to get up i agreed and advantages somebody forgive me is that on wheat. i am going to discuss. it going to be company and at the same time he and i did run stations this is possible and this is just study we have done i have to get it made with bated organ mr barrow thank you very much for talking with us today that was executive director of the international energy agency. to china now where some of the 300 lawyers and activists arrested in 202015 crackdown on human rights supporters are being released they have pushed back against president xi jinping has moved to tighten restrictions on free speech 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 turn jiang 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. machines are one of those you know it's a you win 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 special. one turn junk spent almost 5 years behind bars many things are new to him this out that recognizes the names of plants. before a hole where 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 i mean during these years because i'm his name also took a toll on his wife. and it was our dad i hope these people came to my house and block the entrance. to heaven as you're going to be when i tried to open the door and then told me if you come out i will kill you. china's government was taking a revenge on the compelling on his behalf. son genter and also witnessed the ugly scene yes. yes yes you are 7 going to take my sword and fight against them. this is what i really want to do but as. one turned john was taken without warning after that his wife did not hear anything about him until his trial was announced more than 3 years later and he died i am very tense very nervous i could
not sleep. on december 26th of 20181 trend john was charged with state subversion the serious offense and chandra levy was hoping to get a glimpse of him in court but again state security had gathered in front of the harms. you know it's you know i'm nervous i've been in the situation often but every time it's different. this doctor there were this is not about the rights of relatives this case is about state secrets so you're going to load up on. what off my you know a lot of now the family is trying to put these experiences behind them will take time for them to get back to a new movie life. well gone. after my release my son and die were very affectionate with each other at least on the surface but the estrangement 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 really has a lot of time to spend with his family with origins have revoked his lawyers license but he's poor and you planning to appeal and to sue the government for its wrong. well g.w. is clifford koonin as also reported extensively from china and joins us now clifford it's been 5 years since china's so-called 709 crackdown in which many lawyers and activists were rounded up and jailed have things calmed down a bit since then or is that crackdown still ongoing well the way it works is these things evan flow so we had the situation on 709 where the where the where they were all rounded up and particularly firms like fung
a law firm we became gradually aware that there was a crackdown happening and then we were all surprised in beijing at the extent of it but then after that things calmed down because most of the key players have been have been rounded up but since then the pressure has has maintained it's still there but it's not as intense as it was back then. how much is this campaign to qualify just sent attributable to the rule of xi jinping i think is directly attributable to the ruler xi jinping he's been in power now for 8 years and during those 8 years we've seen a lot of. major crackdown on all areas of civil society in china and even though he's not he's just doing what previous leaders did but in a much more intense way a much more focused way what can we expect then moving forward not just for mainland china but also perhaps for hong kong in terms of how authorities deal with critical voices and dissent well this is the big fear in china you have the
constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties but clearly doubt that isn't applied in many cases on the rule of the communist party trumps everything and this is the fear now hong kong of a similar situation will prevail because under the new security law at the existing rules guaranteeing one country 2 systems. seem to have been done away with and now the fear is that's going to apply as well to other areas of life including the legal system in hong kong so it's a very real fear that we could see more oppression of lawyers in hong kong lawyers and anyone who voices dissent in china they're facing some serious risks what options do they have to to support their cause well international pressure is what a lot of excuse me a lot of lawyers there for example and activists hope for international pressure to highlight the their situation hong kong is again
a very interesting test case because that's where the eyes of the world are on hong kong at the moment some people have made powerless like joshua walling with hong kong and berlin that a lot of this these 2 systems which are now competing the chinese communist government system on the western systems are actually competing in hong kong and that's going to bring international focus and attention to things like lawyers and activists so i think they're going to be looking very much of what happens in hong kong in the next few months for thank you very much free and clear it can. you're watching g.w. news still to come a look of dance for a little it's. of the city's legendary club scene it's the footwork and grace. for the sake of social justice. but 1st german chancellor angela merkel has called on the european union to unite and emerge stronger from its greatest ever challenge the coronavirus pandemic facal was in brussels to mark the beginning
of germany's 6 month presidency of the european council the e.u. very much 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 europe 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. this info the pandemic can't be fought with lies and dissent from ation human nor with hatred and agitation fact denying populism is being shown its limits. i 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 want to europe that offers hope in a while but us hope. america 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 $180.00. 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 that the mines on the sea this is our 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 by a long in the negotiations beginning in the coming weeks will determine the economic future of europe so you look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today catastrophic flooding in and landslides in southwest to pen have killed dozens and blocked access to more than 3000 homes rescue efforts are already underway but japan's meteorological agency has warned that more heavy rains will continue through the week. 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 excluded workers from hong kong and wants to lower hong kong businesses to the country. and a key witness in the impeachment trial of us president donald trump has resigned from the military attended colonel alexander bin and said he had been bullied and
refused promotion since testifying against trump he had alleged that troll had asked ukraine to investigate his rival joe biden which called him problem american . surgeons at a hospital in rome successfully separated twins who had been joined at the back of their heads a 2 year old sisters are said to be recovering well a rare surgery was hated by a 3 d. augment it reality map of their skulls and brains. here in berlin dance venues are legendary for now there are like clubs here are shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic but their schools are not the ones to teach face to face and to waste time doubts of course there are strict social distancing girls in place to keep students safe very very strict. teenagers go to dance classes to learn the steps but also to get to know each other they mustn't overstep the
mark dancing has to be contactless with 3 metres of social distancing. so how can that work. she has to memorize a lot more so that she can follow me. and you have to work on that technique yourself because you haven't got a partner to show you how to do things or tell you what to do you know and i'm still thinking. these solo dancers are making the best of the situation even though to an outsider it can seem a bit soulless. time for me i much prefer dancing with a partner it's easy as a chast and you get to know each other so much better than even nothing i can. bring to the independent teacher is convinced that even dancing in a distanced form like this is worth it for the moment or. for the can they feel
their friends they share a joke together have a look at each other in the eye of them when something goes wrong i laugh about it it's all part of the fun that's only they can get close enough and in any case this is not a long term solution we all know that most get through it most of us from out to. the next class is for 27. but there's no flattening of the rules and. these couples have known each other for years. they can do. it's fraley but they still must stick to the distance markers. or evan in times of crisis dancing is one of life's essential it's. in. this is state of the news just a reminder a top story for you this hour a 2nd day and night of violence pushes serbian police back protesters say they're
angry with the government's coronavirus response they claim the president is using to pandemic for his own political ambitions. you're watching t.w. news remember you can always stay up to date on our web site that's it d w dot com and follow us on twitter and instagram a t w news you'll find me on twitter at t.m. news stream it was good to hear from east so let's watch.
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