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this is deja vu news live from berlin the results are in for venezuela's parliamentary elections president nicolas maduro socialist party wins control of the national assembly the opposition boycotted the vote as a sham what just more power for model mean for the nation also coming up the threat of a no deal divorce mounts as the clock ticks down on breaks of trade talks british and
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european negotiators will pick up talks again with an outcome still highly uncertain. a german state known for its festive spirit remains a stopper and hot spot for coronavirus now people there face even tighter restrictions ahead of the holidays. and some exciting weekend soccer action in germany is going to sleep go higher labor costs and scoring goals and stopping them on their way to 2nd place in the ports they got will tell you how they extended a remarkable on the beat in st. i'm sumi so much got to thank you for joining us the results are in and as expected president nicolas mughals party has won the parliamentary elections in venezuela consolidating his grip on power opposition leaders called on supporters to boycott the vote they and many western nations have condemned it as fraud the pandemic has
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deepened the country's long running economic and political crisis and with no op turn in sight venezuelans are growing more and more pessimistic about their future . a humble tarr night few venezuelans came out to cast their votes on election day perhaps because there was so little to choose from with many opposition figures banned from participating the ruling socialist parties victory was all but assured that would give president maduro control over the national assembly the only institution not yet in his hands 13 israelis economy was already in a downward spiral when punitive u.s. sanctions meant to dislodge material made everything worse the trumpet ministration policy hit venezuelans hard with many struggling to meet basic needs and hunger rampant. 5000000 citizens have left the country. president would do are the opposition to join him now asking the incoming u.s.
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administration to rethink the policy. that when your mouth i call on our opposition to abandon the extremist route. and to call in one voice for the new u.s. government of joe biden to lift all sanctions in one voice but u.s. backed opposition leader one has called for sanctions to be increased instead enthusiasm for quiet all who declared himself interim president anally 2019 has fallen drastically ever since he feel to oust material his campaign are doing venezuelans to boycott the selection did not prove popular thea. regardless of a person's political position it's a civic duty to vote he said i meant the latin extension does not promote democracy or change change is achieved to mass participation and yes i have somebody that i
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will try their luck at this it was messy with. nicolas maduro his victory is likely to be hailed by his allies russia and china. but for ordinary venezuelans they have little reason to expect swift change. and we have harmes i would be from latin america desk with us good morning ophelia thanks for joining us we now know that it could last month party has as expected won control of the national simply what does this mean and no real surprises here sumi what it means is that he will continue to tighten his grip of power he has already ruled the country with no authority and regime but now he gains the last institution that was in control of the opposition with this institution he gets the legislative power and that will only mean that he will continue to strengthen his his power in real practical terms it doesn't change much in the country though the bad news for
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the maduro regime is that the economic situation will probably continue because he will continue to be isolated from the international community what about the opposition here we saw images in the report of one though you know the opposition leader there was so much energy around him but it seems like they're now in a very difficult position so what do you think this leaves them well this election has shown that they are divided again as they have been in the past and has been losing power and strength in the last 22 years we haven't seen him very active some people say he might have needed more support from the international community but the problem now is that he will have to step down he and his parliament even if he tries to continue administrative powers as he has said he will do in a referendum he will have to step down and he might even face persecution and will have to end up in exile as many other opposition leaders the opposition will have to really gain power together they are divided and they will have to find
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a new leader that might help them you mentioned the economic crisis and the humanitarian situation also in venezuela right now is dire i mean how do venezuelans see this election well the low participation that we have seen so far shows that. people really didn't have much interest in this election not only because the outcome was clear to everybody but because people are very much more worried about how to get food and how to get every day's needs that are really a struggle in day to day lives for venezuelans. what we see now is that the economic situation won't change much the rudder regime doesn't have a real clear strategy on how to tackle the crisis and so the situation for venezuelans won't change much we might see even more venezuelans fleeing the country joining those 5000000 migrants that already have fled venezuela and what about the international community here we know that the u.s. also called this election
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a fraud that there were no international observers from the european union for example what role does the international community and its view on the selection play well they didn't send any international observers because there are no real signs that there is and the transparency of the electoral body is controlled by the majority in the judiciary is controlled by them as well but it is important that the international community doesn't support them because this will continue to strengthen the sanctions that will continue to affect venezuela and we can throw a bigger analogy worldwide you can see the liberal democracies haven't really found a way to deal with the authoritarian regime as a venezuela and this can apply to many other countries as well i feel your hands are at the from latin america desk thank you so much for your analysis. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world iran's
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revolutionary guard to censor a remote controlled weapon was used in last week's assassination of a top nuclear scientist officials that know what taxes were president when most insight exciting was shot by a high precision machine gun fitted with a camera and our artificial intelligence iran has previously blamed israel for the attack. in australia residents have been told to evacuate from fraser island as bush fires burn toward homes more than half of the world heritage national park has been destroyed by fires in recent weeks with a heat wave worsening conditions it is thought that no legal campfire sparked the blaze. u.s. president donald trump's personal lawyer rudy giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus he's reportedly been admitted to a washington hospital but tweeted to say he feels fine the 76 year old has travelled extensively working to overturn trump's recent election loss. runs the british and european negotiators will today resume talks to secure
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a post breaks it's a trade deal with an agreement hanging in the balance the latest round of talks is taking place in brussels ahead of an e.u. summit later this week the e.u. is offering tariff free access to the single market in exchange for britain agreeing to e.u. rules on state aid environmental and labor regulations britain will leave the single market trading block at the end of this month. and for the very latest let's go over to brussels barbara vessel is standing by for us there hi barbara good to see you so negotiations that were tense over the weekend there resuming today has any progress been made. no progress has been made because from what just emerged a very early morning briefing by show bunya the e.u. lead negotiator to the european ambassadors who are 1 the point people off the member states here in brussels there is not mood of victory absolutely not the
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talks are slowed talks are difficult they are dragging on and there has been no breakthrough we heard last night that supposedly somehow on fisheries the 2 sides had come together but that was as so often before in these in this drama it was a false hope and so they're continuing throughout the day well that's not a good sign we know that the british prime minister boris johnson and the european commission president was on a funded line they will evaluate tonight whether and nothe progress really has been made now barbara you mentioned the fisheries but remind us what the biggest sticking points are right now. nothing has moved of the 3 big questions you mentioned already the level playing field that's what we call fair competition that is britain has to sort of more or less acknowledge the rules that the european union has on environment labor laws and so on it's very big bone of contention is the question of governance the e.u.
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wants rather tight clauses to punish the united kingdom if they sort of don't obey the rules off the agreement in the end something that we have seen was the result drawn all agreement and that is another big problem it will be coming back to the contentious internal market log will be coming back into parliament today in london and supposedly be voted through that is a point for the european union where they say if you don't stick to the 1st agreement we did how can we ever believe that you will stick to the 2nd agreement we you do so there is a complete lack of trust and then of course there is fishery they can't agree on how and where and how much the 2 sides the fishers of 2 of the 2 sides will be allowed to use each of the supporters and what fish to pull out and just quickly barbara if they don't get a deal what happens. it will be the mother of all contest or fees we have will have trucks picked up through the arisan on in cali and dover of course everything will
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break down we'll need emergency agreements on aviation on transport to 4 trucks to be able to row at all the whole cooperation between the u.k. and the united and the european union 40 years off it will suddenly all be void and they will really have to scramble to sort of come across the 1st of january of next year it will be a very difficult time all of that hanging in the balance today. for us in brussels thank you. let's take a look now at the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic the serum institute of india says it has applied for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine in india britain says it will administer the 1st doses of the biotech pfizer vaccine on tuesday health care workers and seniors will be 1st in line and cover $1000.00 infections in germany are still trending upward despite the
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partial lockdown of post in early november health departments reported more than 12000 new infections about 1000 more than on monday last week and in the german state of bavaria new corona virus infections remain among the highest in the country after a crisis meeting on sunday the regional government has decided to toughen restrictions starting wednesday bavarians will be asked to stay at home with only a few exceptions. the state premier of the very a market has long been wanting to implement tougher restrictions. his state has recorded the country's highest coronavirus death toll and after weeks of consistently high numbers despite new restrictions he says it's time to go further . the largest lyta the situation is unfortunately serious it's simply not enough we must do more we have to take action that is why i convened a special coronavirus cabinet meeting today so that we can implement various
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measures before christmas miles for the on off base what's. said to announce a number of new measures as of wednesday people in bavaria will only be able to leave their homes with good reason for example to go to work to the doctor to go shopping or for exercise curfews from 9 pm to 5 am are planned for hotspots with the highest infection rates and there will be stricter rules and checks on the borders with austria and the czech republic. schools will remain open but 13 year olds and above will only be expected to attend on alternate weeks. with the move said and his bavarian cabinets are breaking ranks with the other state premiers in germany. cope with 19 restrictions are up to the individual states but so far they've agreed to take a unified approach. the 16 federal states have agreed in recent weeks to a number of stricter measures as part of the country's current lockdown.
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it was you that chancellor angela merkel has often said she thinks the steps don't go far enough so while the new measures might be welcome to the chancellor in berlin there were mixed reactions on the streets of bavaria it's going to say the numbers aren't going down i think it's necessary i would us to this making it this tough i think it's a bit excessive but i think of my workplace for example where i sit with sometimes up to 30 colleagues and then i can only spend new year's eve with 5 people. with new infection rates remaining consistently high in germany the question is if other or all of germany's federal states will now follow bavarians lead. today germany and poland are marking the 50th anniversary of an historic agreement the treaty of warsaw was a cold war a non-aggression pact that guaranteed germany's acceptance of poland's post war borders west germany chancellor at the time any plant travel to communist poland to
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sign the agreement but his visit became known for an even more historic event at the memorial for the warsaw ghetto uprising against the nazis plant went down on his knees a deeply symbolic gesture seen as a mark of atonement for the 6000000 poles killed by germany's nazi regime during world war 2. faced with the of business of german history in the burden of the millions who have been murdered i did what we humans do when words fail us. that's how willy brandt described the moment that's come to be known as the genuflection of warsaw. it was an act of atonement for the sins of the nazis of the nearly half a 1000000 jews and present in the was so ghetto most were killed in total nearly $6000000.00 poles perished today a plaque commemorates the historic gesture the square where it happened renamed in honor of the german chancellor half a century later the meaning of that moment still echoes throughout warsaw. he was
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begging forgiveness to make this guest had to ask our forgiveness for all the germans what they did to us during the war. you know this was a person who broke into booze a person who broke barriers he was brave enough to make this extraordinary. show the 1st of all it paved the way for dialogue between germany and poland that marked the beginning years after the end of world war 2 when there was still a lot of animosity on posts. at home brands gesture was met with hostility nearly 50 percent sort as a sellout of national interests at a time when many still sought to reclaim former eastern territories dogs hopes were dashed when plants signed the treaty of warsaw formally accepting the existing border and recognizing the polish state a chapter that's gone down in german history as a game changer. that's not that's what this is take to mean to you that is
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the plan needing before the memorial to the warsaw ghetto uprising that marked a turning point in west germany its policy towards eastern europe you know this was obviously it's a connecticut guess as specially because it was made by someone who himself had resisted the nazis and was forced into exile this was a moment of reconsideration or maybe brother an admission of guilt. in poland plant act of humility marked the beginning of a close friendship but that changed when the populist law and justice party rose to power in 2015. 70 years after. the war they say they want more than what they call empty gestures they want reparations from germany lawmakers in berlin have refused such demands many here dismissed it as an attempt by the polish nationalist government to score cheap political points by stirring up anti german resentment but some are more open to the idea how they differ like maybe germany did take the
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easy way out because our polish neighbors were so quick to accommodate us maybe it's not such a bad idea to talk about reparations just as we discussed erecting a memorial here in berlin the polish victims of the german occupation. 50 years on the relationship between germany and poland looks as bleak as the weather did on that fateful december day but an suggestion serves as a reminder that where there's a will there's a way. our chief political correspondent linda crane is with us hi melinda this image of the chancellor kneeling what made that moment so special well we have to remember that the wounds of the war were still fresh at that time by no means did a mensch already of germans think that they shared a collective responsibility for the crimes of the 2nd world war germany was just beginning its ongoing process of coming to terms with those crimes and then comes the spontaneous gesture of humanity and humility by the chancellor himself and it
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truly was spontaneous surprise not only his hosts the polish government but also very much his own staff and he later wrote about it saying confronted with the enormity of that horror and the tragedy i did the only things human beings can do in such a situation i fell in many it's well if 50 years ago at that time many germans didn't condone that just how do they look on it today that's true these days the gesture is commemorated on koans on postage stamps there will soon be a memorial to polish victims of german war crimes right here in the center of berlin and we heard those great sound bites from people who clearly saw that as a turning point and it very much was so in 2 senses 1st of all that process of coming to terms with the past forgotten heights but they have to going to have a special word for it that was really very much set in motion the other thing that was set in motion was last politic the effort to seek change in the soviet bloc
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through closer relations not through enmity and that effort very much was part of what brought down the iron curtain and yet if we look at the situation today we mentioned as well in that report that relations between poland and germany have worsened in recent years what has happened you know after the fall of the wall there were great hopes that poland can become an important strategic partner for germany much like france its other close neighbor that has not been borne out and in fact much of the decline in the relationship has come. bab since the law and justice party we heard about it in the report came to power they have shown themselves willing to play this anti german card they're a much for purposes of domestic political consumption they're also big concerns in germany about rule of law issues in poland the fact that the government has sought to manipulate the courts and other moves so unfortunately now poland is an important trading partner but i'm much more than that and what about this very contentious question of reparations of the polish government have a point in demanding that the german government pay for time reparations there may
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be a moral case to be made for bigger reparations there were only about $250000000.00 euros paid in a symbolic gesture to victims of german crimes but the fact is restitution was made in another form and it was territorial so starting out with 1953 at that time the poles were still receiving reparations from germany under the agreement signed at the end of world war 2 but they went via the soviet union in 1953 the polish government signed off on ending those reparations payments in 1970 when willy brandt went to warsaw he signed a treaty we heard about it there the treaty of warsaw that gave poland former german territories east of the so-called oder nice border to rivers east of that territories that had belonged to germany germany relinquished all claim to that
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agreement was reconfirmed in 1990 between the 2 independent governments after the fall of the wall so the independent german reunified government made an agreement with poland independent government in 1990 reaffirming that territorial relinquishment by germany that also is a form of restitution it stands up under an international law so the legal case is problematic the moral case might well be made. mary interesting our chief political correspondent linda crane thank you for sharing your insights with us on the story it's. well let's shift gears to sports now and on match day 10 of the bundesliga sunday night's game paired 2 clubs going in opposite directions by leverkusen went into this one unbeaten in the league this season and looking to put pressure on biron at the top posts shaka meanwhile were on a winless run stretching back $25.00 under slick of matches. with the other top
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teams dropping points leverkusen were looking to put themselves into the title race show coach manual balm was looking for anything positive anything but things went south in the 1st 10 minutes blues defender shout forced to try to head the ball clear the didn't it's an own goal to make it one nil labor who isn't. it stayed that way to the 67th minute when leon bailey offered another worthy corner kick julieann baumgardner with just the right touch laver couzens momentum was building . it peaked on this show the penalty kick and rebound. lucas roddick he maintaining the shut out. the moment of the match as he kept the lead at 2 goals. leverkusen added another from patrick schick. and 3 huge points at shelter with
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a 3 nil win later cruise and are now 2nd only to byron in the bundesliga. and elsewhere in the bonus they've got hosted to bremen were a wild goal in injury time spell the difference said scots see this woman she took guts swooped in to steal the ball away and go in uncontested in fact he took too much time he was shown a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct another look shows the fatal error on brent's part. this goal made it to nil a brennan did score minutes later but it wasn't enough they lost 21. in formula one city of paris claimed victory at an action packed sec here a grand prix in bahrain the mexican driver from racing point how does nerve to win for the 1st time in 190 formula one races mercedes george russell was standing in for a world champion lewis hamilton who has a coronavirus there was bitter disappointment for russell after a debut race that had promised so much. the thrills and spills came early in
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bahrain plus red pools much pushed up and for every show leclaire crushed out on the opening lap with lewis hamilton absent beltre the ball to us was the favorite yet all eyes were on hamilton's replacement precocious 22 year old briton george russell and russell looks set to embarrass both us with an incredible maiden victory but mercedes soon put paid to the hopes of both men disastrous pit stops. style sometimes. but look for russell. looks like we're in a function of celebrity culture. scuppered the pair's chances as they finished well off the pace. but one man's anguish is another's joy and there was something of a fairly tale to say that he will cut as is 1st ever when the mexican was in his penalty mcgraw i'm pretty with racing point how does without a team for next season. it was a landmark day too for frenchman esteban colm who was overcome as his 2nd place
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