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in truth and nothing w mom made for mines. this is news live from bergen deadlock in brussels a year later is the still haggling of account apostle out a 750000000000 euro coronavirus recovery fund can they reach a deal as told scrag to before from brussels. to syria prepares for a parliamentary vote on sunday we speak to 2 syrian refugees to give us their
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perspective on the country's leadership. at a 15th century cathedral in flying french authorities launched an awesome inquiry after a major place of fixing it sinkholes in the city if not. as a matter how did welcome e.u. leaders trying to reach agreement on a 750000000000 euro coronavirus recovery plan have extended they summit into sunday spot maybe into light on saturday not in brussels latest filed to finalize the deal member countries of the voted on how much of the money should be distributed as grants and how much as loans so-called froogle for group of northern countries led by the netherlands once strict controls on spending in states including italy and spain a seeking substantial aid its. own let's bring in our correspondent barbara faisal
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who is watching but mostly whiting and brussels barbara good to have you with us what is the main sticking point. there's still so many sticking points that we couldn't pick out the one that was the stickiest because all the big questions here have been on resolve as you mentioned the question what governance that is what control there will be over the koran of funds will the know the northern states be able to sort of tell the southerners what to do with the money that is one big point the other is the absolute volume off the recovery front even that hasn't been finally fixed yet then there is the totally on resolved question off the rule of law making as many member states germany to belongs to them one to tie the front payment of funds to some eastern european states namely poland and hungary to certain obligations with regard to democracy and rule of law and of course
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hungary and poland says no way veto from our side so that will be very difficult to move along so after 2 full days of fighting and beth linger and bitching and all sorts of nastiness acrimony as many observers say here there is no real progress here as you say disagreement certainly reminded becomes all too clear when you're listening to some of the e.u. leaders comments on the state of talks as they stand. so someone gets lost in summary one can say it is going quite well things are going in the right direction of course as you'd expect it's a tough struggle a tough negotiation with the movement in the right direction and that's the most important thing. to several of us if we're going through a series of stalemate there are many issues we are discussing. i'm inviting all
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leaders to converge towards a common aim 'd to approve the next generation e.u. which is a plan for european recovery not just for the countries most affected by coronavirus but for all of europe. has set the scene for us and we just heard 2 very different opinions on the state of negotiations there why are they saying these talks so differently you wonder whether they were in the same at the same event really truly maybe in different movie theaters. this is quite typical because the national leaders are here really emphasizing their national standpoint listening to the austrian he says it's been going in my direction because there is a strong push towards spending less money putting more controls generous sort of making the whole thing much tighter and listening to the italian of course he watches that and says this isn't going nowhere at all because we're not getting
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what we need and what we want is so as long as they sort of turn around their own interests as long as some sort of europeans doesn't take hold there and some of the building and everybody says ok we don't like it but we just have to swallow it and sort of see how we get on with it it's hopeless so we'll be having another day off this going round and round in circles so the big question then are we going to get a deal. haha i wouldn't put money on that and even the german delegation i'm going to michel chairing this meeting doesn't put money on it because they they did some expectation management management the c evening after things broke up and said yeah we are on a good way but we cannot promise we will have we're not quite sure we will have an agreement tomorrow but many people are willing unless all 27 aren't willing it's a no go because this needs to be unanimous so give it
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a try another day but this signs are not overly hopeful our proposal in brussels thanks so much all syrians are voting for a new parliament despite the civil war still raging president bashar al assad is marking 20 years in power millions of syrians who have fled from their homeland not able to take part in polls we asked to brief you g.'s in berlin what exactly assad's grip on power means for the. first one mahmud has been living in germany for 5 years after fleeing from syria and the regime that detained and tortured her. she believes president bashar assad should not have been allowed to take over from his father followed of controversial constitutional change has she. shops the people of syria made a mistake we should never of let it happen the presidency is not something that
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should be inherited. but be a. different one as sat seemed at 1st like a breath of fresh air she looks back on it as a brief period of optimism and. they asked and. suddenly it was possible to debate issues. that you could go on the internet for the 1st time. you got the feeling this man could do something positive for syria. white unlike his father. hafez and the more relaxed political atmosphere only lasted a few months but the internet opened up a different world for young people like karim sulaiman he was 18 when the arab spring reached syria and people started demanding democracy assad responded with force 6 years ago karim was blown up by a bomb while recording the civil war
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a user on our signature on the. bears witness to assad's crimes. i was not a militant i just use my voice and my camera but i had to watch as the cameraman was killed right beside me while i was reporting. i almost lost my leg on a surprisingly. terry md fled from his homeland in syria to the german capital. for him the elections that take place in syria have no credibility. it's all just a circus a made up drama. drama. that was husband and son have been missing in syria for the last 8 years she blames the regime. haiti at least has a little it would be amateur when a scientist celebrating 20 years in power i can only hope that one day he will
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answer for his crimes in courts and in syria when not in europe. i may be sued. for one is not giving up hope. for the sake of her family and for other victims of the assad regime. and now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. un secretary general and tell you who terrorist has called for urgent action to tackle world wide in well he's speaking at a memorial lecture for nelson mandela pedestals outlined his vision for a fairer world wide distribution of how a wealth and opportunity. thousands of israelis have gathered in tel aviv to protest over the government's handling of the economic fallout from the pandemic critics say businesses have not been given enough help demonstrate is also bad they rallied rather in jerusalem police 5 border. u.s.
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civil rights icon and democratic congressman john lewis has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer it was 80 years old lewis was the last survivor of a prominent group of 960 civil rights activists led by martin luther king jr before the wind segregation in the country south. and west got this in france of launched an arson inquiry after fire broke out at the gothic cathedral the blaze took hold in the 15th century church in the western city of nanda no one was injured but it took firefighters several hours to bring the flames under control. the flames blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the cathedrals grand old and. processed by county emergency services shortly after 8 o'clock in the morning schools the firefighters beat back the blaze that
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threatened to engulf the 15th century building. french prime minister john cash checks arrived in and saying he was there to show solidarity with the city. 1st i would like to pay tribute to the commitment and the great professionalism of the more than $100.00 firefighters who were mobilized from the beginning of the tragedy and who handled it with remarkable efficiency. i also saw the perfect coordination among all departments the departments firefighters the government and the city. really dark. investigators say the fire started at several locations fueling suspicions of arson . we have served this morning that the fire started in 3 places this is led us to open an investigation for arson and investigation run by the regional judicial police here are not really here the smoke pouring from the building has brought
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back memories of the not true dom fire in paris last year but this is not the 1st time the cathedral in north has gone up in flames fire crews stressed the situation this time was not as severe i want to clarify that we are not in a not for dam style scenario even the cathedral fire which took place in 1972 following that in fact in the roof was redone with concrete reinforcement and was completed to a high standard officials pinpointing the start of the fire so it began at 2 sites either side at the navy with the 3rd point at the cathedral organ which was obliterated by the blaze it looks like the building of voided significant structural damage a fortunate escape from one of france's great cultural treasures. and parts of china it's been running almost continuously since the end of june all regions along the 6000 kilometer yangtze river are under water dozens of people have been killed
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and businesses left completely devastated. chinese social media footage offers an unfiltered look at the devastating floods and tire cities along the young sea are practically drowning heavy rains have caused china's longest rivet's who have a flow nearly 20000000 people are believed to be affected in danger of losing their livelihoods like this man who fears his tea harvest has been destroyed you know. we're trying to dry some of the harvest in order to save it but we have to throw away most of it. meanwhile china's state broadcaster c.c.t.v. is mainly showing images of heroic rescue efforts. we're gathering material preparing in case another dam breaks. from one of the. levels at the world's largest power station the 3 gorges dam have risen by 12
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meters in the last 10 days the pressure is steadily rising more and more water is less out which worsens the flooding and also a good sign for rescue efforts. why even if we're trying to protect ourselves from the flood we're constructing additional dams to reduce the number of victims visualises. more rain is forecast china's great river is now a threat to millions of people. the coronavirus process is say now a revival of the drive in cinema in many countries and now france has come up with a new twist the floating movie theater fans of the big screen can take to the river in the capital paris and enjoy a film show on the water organizers said the new screening is a safe and fun way to watch.
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and with that serene saying your up to date you're watching d.w. news rebecca readers will have more headlines for you at the top of the al if you need more news before then you know on our website that's found at d.f.w. dot com for now but i'm anthony howdo off of me and all the news team here in berlin thanks watching. like. it's love. for the russian soul. runs deep. and so many different walks of life. some are pumping and oddly.


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