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if the ends justify the means. to those witnesses starts december 13th on d. w. . this is the w.'s live from berlin breaking the deadlock russia and ukraine hold peace talks in paris to find a way to end the war in eastern ukraine the conflict has so far killed 30000 people and displaced over a 1000000 from their homes we have a report from the combat zone to bring you the latest as a russian and ukrainian leaders sit down with each other for the 1st time in talks brokered by france and germany also coming up
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a setback for russia's athletes the country is banned from all global sports events for 4 years including the upcoming 2020 olympics the world anti-doping agency says moscow try to stop drug cheats from being exposed and a volcano erupts in new zealand at a popular tourist destination at least 5 people are dead and authorities fear more casualties are likely. on my iraq it's great to have you on everyone the leaders of ukraine and russia are in paris for a meeting about the conflict in eastern ukraine it's the 1st time in 3 years that talks focusing on ending the war there have been held and this is the 1st meeting between glad every point of a lot of years a landscape of french president in many of my. on german chancellor angela merkel
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are brokering the meeting the conflict started in 2014 and has killed more than 13000 people and displaced more than 1000000 while the worst fighting has been in the donbass region and our correspondent nic ali traveled there and filed this report. close enough to see what the other side having for lunch that's how these ukrainian troops have spent the last few years just 300 meters from the russian backed separatists spacing them the whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like maybe on the 1st night of the cease fire it's a strange when there's no fun at all you get all nervous we're used to the shooting with the sunni. the conflict may have fallen out of the headlines but the shooting and the deck continues less than a 10 minute drive away a young woman out walking with a child was severely wounded by a stray bullet just last week our guide through the trenches on xander was in his 2nd year cadet school in the conference room couch where he rolled he could hardly
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have imagined that he would soon find himself a 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. everyone is tired of the war has parents wives boards about them back home. if the politicians can sort this out by talking why not if we withdraw from here it's not a disaster as long as no opponent just the same but then it does with what it. but off camera many soldiers are more skeptical they don't want to give up territory regain from the separatists and the cost of many lives the present selenski government is convinced that only a buffer zone between the front lines can bring peace. it's a short drive from the trenches to one of the region's biggest crossing points between government and separatist held territory thousands make the journey every day spending hours out in the cold. we're hoping for peace after all this time we need to resolve this war it's been 6 years since it all began i'm convinced on
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buses part of ukraine but i you know. i don't understand what maclin max want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some vodka together and put all this behind them. with the publicity. that we need a united ukraine and we need an end to all this. so people don't have to suffer in these queues anymore that the. what if you cranes biggest cities it's less than half an hour's drive down the road behind me we can't go that the pro russian separatists in control of the city aware e of the foreign press present selenski was elected earlier this year on a promise to bring down your back to ukrainian government control that's what this meeting in paris is all about. back in the front line it's quiet at least during daylight hours silence allows time to think about the
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future. but i'm not interested in this normandy summit and what will happen will happen. this war needs to and i've lost so many comrades already but we're giving the other side making peace and that's going to be to the. repercussions of this war will be felt for years to come it's not just about the mines and grenades the litter this landscape it's about the war in people's heads. a secure now to paris where these all important talks are taking place you might as is in the french capital good to see you again tell us what's happening right behind you in the end he's a palace right now over $200.00 journalists here at the elysee palace lay low we're just holding their breath as the 4 leaders sat down together for the 1st time since over 3 years talking this crisis over huge expectations
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here and we have learned that actually a much awaited meeting a bilateral meeting between flooding near putin the russian president and president selenski of ukraine will actually take place and it will take place tonight before the press conference that currently is scheduled for 8 o'clock all right well that breaks the question what do we expect will come of these talks what are the chances of a tear enjoyable a breakthrough or tonight. it took over for 3 years for this to take place and ever since a few positive things have developed people are still dying basically on a daily basis there in this frozen conflict but as of lately there has there's at least a fragile ceasefire in place a prisoner swap has taken place and so a number of people are hoping that the next step may be taken tonight in paris which would be a partial withdrawal of happy weapons at least on some parts of the border that is
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and then there's even some optimists year who speak of a breakthrough of possibly the stick agreement which is a summary of what that basically contains elements to resolve this conflict on the table others have told me that is a bit far fetched and that they already be happy if the small and minimal successes can can be achieved here right i mean of course the meeting taking place at all is significant as you have been reporting gay arca talk to us about the 2 main players mr selenski and president putin these 2 men could not be more different. absolutely laid out of course on the one hand you have a newcomer to political bargaining and a former comedian an actor a president selenski on the other hand you have the heavy weight of political bargaining flooding your putin now i would say that the pressure on selenski is somewhat bigger here because he got elected in on the back of promises to end this
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conflict and now he was the fact that he negotiated prisoner swap has already been celebrated but now expectations are there that he will deliver on those promises however having said that and there's been a big demonstration in kiev on sunday the concern is also that he does not sell out ukraine to the putin right a very tight rope that he's walking there let's talk now a little bit about president michel and chance to america what's in it for them why are they brokering these talks well one has to say that in a sense they add to this pressure on selenski on 2 grounds 1st of all of course ukraine is on the doorstep of the of the european union and the e.u. would like to see a stable ukraine a peaceful ukraine to have it as a partner and also regarding relations to russia which you have practically been frozen ever since the annexation of crimea which by the way is something leaders
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will not talk about here on the other hand you have personal reasons i'm glad machall and my co are keen to make this a personal success and to show that this meeting has a meaning and that this meeting will produce fruits that can be harvested all right garrick might just reporting from the french capital at the end is a palace thank you. the world anti-doping agency wada has banned russia from taking part in international sporting competitions for 4 years and that includes the upcoming tokyo olympics in 2020 the beijing winter games in 2022 and the football world cup in qatar in 2022 while wada ruled that russia should be punished for manipulating a laboratory data planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats and iowa settled is an expert on doping in sport and he was also incidentally the journalist who 1st
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broke the story on a government sponsored doping in russia and earlier we had the opportunity to ask him if he felt the ban was justified. i guess it's more than 2 thirds. because i think what happened and russia for 4 years now is not only doping and it's also a story of doping cover up on a really huge extent on a very very high level for years and this has been supported by the russian government and obviously that tried to fabricate evidence at last couple of weeks they tried too many prelate many plaited indeed and deleted evidence also on a lot scale so from my point of view is this is appropriate punishment some people even say it's not enough to say have been asking and demanded a total ban that means russia should be totally excluded but now we have a situation that for the next couple of years we will have russian f.
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leads with no russian anthem there's no russian flag and they are only allowed to compete under really strict conditions they have to undergo a very strict doping control regime before hand otherwise they are not allowed to compete that means it is a really harsh punishment for the russians and i'm very interested to learn what will happen the next couple of weeks i think they will appeal that decision they will go to cuss international court for obvious trade and sports and clothes on and then we will see if that punishment will be executed yes or no but most of the people say it will happen. let's get up to speed now with some of the other stories making news around the world. finland is set to get its youngest ever prime minister 34 year old santa maria has been known nominated by the social democrats who leads the 5 party coalition government all 5 party is now have women at the help or is appointment is expected to be approved by parliament this week well that
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would also incidentally make her the world's youngest serving prime minister the. people in beirut's have been forced to find creative ways of getting around as floods are lies parts of the lebanese say capital the heavy rains have damaged homes and businesses officials are blaming al data outdated infrastructure. police in india have arrested the owner and manager of a factory destroyed in a fire that killed 43 people the blaze in the capital delhi broke out early on sunday as workers were sleeping inside it's believed it was caused by an electrical fault. next to new zealand where at least 5 people have been killed in a volcano eruption off the coast of new zealand's north island while more than 2 dozen are feared missing the full curry volcano also known as white island erupt at 7 lee shortly after 2 pm local time spewing plumes of ash into the air and around
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50 people are thought now to have been on the island at the time. panicked tourists watch as a wall of volcanic ash threatens to envelop them. fight. for all. minutes. dude on the volcano age no they bore witness to its might. survivors scrambled onto a boat 50 people were. on the island emergency services ferried the injured in critical condition to the mainland it continues to be and evolving situation we know already that a number of tourists on or around the island at the time both new zealanders and visit is from the ses i know there will be
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a huge amount of consuming and anxiety for those who have loved ones on or around the island at the time and i can assure them police are doing everything they can lure in the day visitors found themselves walking on what the maoris call for carry the dramatic volcano little idea what was rumbling beneath their feet although acts of fatal eruptions are rare. it's not a particularly big eruption is is seed it was kind of. almost like a throat clearing kind of eruption and that's why material probably won't have made it to. my kit and new zealand. through clearing exercise and for those involved an unforgettable reminder that nature and sometimes awful bain's to it. you're watching it every day you still to
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come. it causes poverty paralyzes public services and undermines governments we're talking corruption and today is the un's world anti corruption day and carousel for us is up next with a look at how corruption affects some african nations all that a whole lot more coming up in that business africa update on little rock n roll and on behalf of the entire new student thank you for spending this part of your day with us i'll see you again tomorrow same time sometimes. you know that 77 percent of the country are younger than $35.00. cuts me and me and you. and you know what it's time no voices go up. on the 77 percent be told both the issue. this is where you want.
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