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it's for the ages great to see. beethoven's 9th symphony for the world starts to simmer down on t w. this is the w. news and these are our top stories. british and european negotiators have spent another day seeking to secure a post brigs trade deal without any sign of a break for the e.u.'s chief negotiator on the show but he is downbeat about the chances of success britain's prime minister barak's johnson is now safe to head to brussels for a last ditch attempt to reach a deal. chancellor angela merkel says germany's current coronavirus
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restrictions won't get the country through the winter she's pushing for a decision on tougher measures before the christmas holidays of area is already tightening restrictions asking people to stay at home with only a few exceptions. the european union says it will not recognize the win of venezuelan president nicolas maduro as party in parliamentary elections due to a socialist one nearly 70 percent of the vote the turnout was just 31 percent after the opposition parties call for a boat boycott many latin american countries have rejected the results. this is the deadly news from birth then you can follow us on twitter and instagram the handle is at the news website to be found at d.w. dot com. in just a matter of hours health care workers in britain will begin giving the 1st coded
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1000 shots with the goal of vaccinating more than 20000000 people the world is watching closely hoping that this will be a success story to emulate its survival however that they want in bavaria germany and in the u.s. state of california they may be worlds apart but tonight people in munich and los angeles have this in common too many coronavirus infections and orders to do one thing stay at home i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day. the program since we can't leave the house as a landscape i shop today so it will last me through the week just like the numbers are simply too high and. i'm not feeling intensive care units to a degree we can tolerate. probably young people not following the rules we do. our
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health systems over patent in addition to the death toll is rising sharply the food on the football is causing a shockingly high number of deaths. the numbers aren't going down so i think it's necessary. also coming up it is possible and looking more and more probable that there will be no trade deal between the u.k. and the european union come january 1st fishing and fairness are 2 hurdles standing in the way and the clock is ticking i'd like to be giving more positive news but at the moment these negotiations seem seem stalled. and the the the barriers to progress are still very much in place. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of our viewers around the world well we begin the day with orders to stay home that is what people in the german state of bavaria and
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the u.s. state of california are facing tonight tomorrow and weeks to come skyrocketing numbers of corona virus infections have led people in los angeles and munich to the same place and they are stuck there as well for the next 3 weeks 33000000 residents of california will be under stay at home orders travel only for essential reasons bars hair salons and gyms are closed stores are open at reduced capacity all of these restrictions it is hoped will reduce coated 19 hospitalizations which are at a record high here in germany it feels more and more like coronavirus california 6 weeks of a nationwide partial lockdown have not brought down infection numbers enough in bavaria which has germany's highest coated 1000 death rate a state of emergency is now in effect beginning wednesday there will be in evening curfews and trips away from home but will only be allowed to buy food and medicine
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here is the bavarian state premier you know our health system is of a and in addition the death toll is rising sharply every 4 minutes a human being dies in germany from the corona virus every 4 minutes into various it's every 20 minutes where again declaring a state of emergency and my next guest predicts the future behavior of outbreaks in pandemics brockman helps construct computer models of infectious diseases at the robert costa institute here in berlin mr brock and it's good to have you on the program what are your models telling you what will happen here in germany if we leave things as they are now. well it looks like and that's not only our models that tell the story but also models of other people in germany but also outside of germany that currently we need to get out of the stable
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situation where we have a high number of new cases every day and so apparently the measures that were put in place reduced context in germany only about 40 percent and you know in other countries that effectively stopped the 2nd wave of this was up at 60 percent also in germany during the 1st wave in the spring so we have to do more in germany they call the current measures walk to white do you think we need something like a lock down heavy. or it looks like we do need something like this and in fact like many of the models that try to estimate the effects of these lockdown measures show intense and short. but very intense ones are more effective in reducing the case comes substantially and we have seen this also in countries like ireland and belgium where the
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situation was very severe and then very strict lockdown measures were effective and reduced the case contrary quickly yeah that's right we've had success stories across europe but here in germany when we've tried to apply the same restrictive measures there has been the desired outcome why is that. well it seems like the situation is very complicated so bottom line is the virus feeds on our contacts and there are various ways of reducing these contacts and obviously if everyone had no contact for some time the virus could not spread but so the choices and also the political decision that has to be made is what context will be reduced and that's. you know based on scientific evidence and also other factors and it seems like the context that substantially would reduce.
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you know the or would be most effective are not. effective at the moment so we have to do more and you know go out of the soft lockdown into something that is. more effective it sounds like if i'm understanding you right mr brockman that you're saying that what we're seeing starting in bavaria this week these tighter restrictions that that is a model that maybe should be applied to all of germany if we want to see significant improvements. yes so all the contacts that are still happening you know we have to reduce them and so we have to look at the places that have not been under the umbrella of the soft lockdown and so we have to reduce group size we have to the christmas is coming up and so we have to potentially think about you know sort of carotene you know before the holiday stot we have to think about schools and you know and you know all the public transport shopping
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all of these things that apparently still drive the pandemic you mr brightman do you think that considering how bad the numbers or bright nail is it still an option for people to visit their family for christmas this year or do we have to say maybe this year we have to not do that so that we can hopefully be able to do that in the future years you know well that is certainly an option so everyone who can make that decision and make that sacrifice that that's a good choice and in cases where it's not possible because they're also personal. you know relations that play a role you know has to grandparents one nevertheless you know potentially just not have any context 10 days prior to the holy days and then make sure that you know no infection is being carried. across these things that it's all right
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we certainly appreciate your time in your insights tonight thank you very much and stay healthy food drink. well it is the largest immunization program in british history the u.k. is about to become the 1st western country to start a mass coronavirus vaccination program hospitals are already taking delivery of the body on tech pfizer back seat in the 1st jobs are said to be given on tuesday the 1st recipients frontline health care staff people over the age of 80 and nursing home workers. this is a moment the whole world's been waiting for the u.k. is the festival now it's the bio and tech finds a 1000 vaccine it's a momentous moment for a population with the highest death toll in europe and office a window of hope for the future. very very sadly lost many
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residents of those care homes who died from co there's been a hugely challenging and difficult year and all the time this promise and this hope of a vaccine has been so it's very exciting to the point where feels like that we might be able to make a really positive step or with the help of the box in. the u.k. health service is calling this the biggest immunization program in its history 1st in line for the vaccine will be people over 80 as well as care home soft and frontline health care workers but this rollout poses major just tickle challenges this vaccine these to be stored at around minus 70 degrees celsius and carefully meaning in england it will at 1st only be administered from 50 specific hospital hubs. but the majority of the public here vaccinations at sites like this hospital it's still away all that for authorities in the u.k.
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the messaging surrounding the start of this rollout could not be more important after all approving the vaccine is one thing actually encouraging people to take it is quite another. as the for. first in the wall to water rise the vaccine the u.k. is dependent on public trust and enthusiasm isn't universal risk is what the long term effects break thanks i would take it. because the benefits outweigh the risks seems sensible thing to do and it's the only way we're going to add to the pandemic i think is very very fast out it's come out. and say. and survive see here. i'm going to thank you for your truth on facebook uptake of the vaccine will be key to its success and all storage fees are being advised to find creative ways to address public concern and tackle misinformation there's some speculation the queen may even reveal she's
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had the vaccine to be confidence it is extremely important are these people get the vaccine so we need to find a way how to communicate it to them and how to in a way isolate them from these damaging examples of misinformation that they sing on social media and i think it is the role for the health providers it is a role for the community leaders to actually go out and try to explain to them what they seeing as social media is actually not always the truth. the eyes of the world are on the u.k. this week with governments king to see not just how it tackles the logistical challenges but how it sells this vaccine to a public being asked to keep pace with science. negotiations between the european union and britain on a host of breaks that trade deal are going down to go on a phone call between european commission chief of underlying and british prime
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minister or strong and failed to produce a breakthrough on monday now johnson will head to brussels to find we're trying to find into the impasse at issue economic fairness conflict resolution and. a trifecta of troubles with no easy resolution we have this report tonight from london i'm not part of it we need to get something so detail. we need to make it do . they don't have to give in to what we should but they want it feels like it's being buried in the public to know about this and what's going on that is buried among. them a virus that needs to come up to them. to say how many people realize what great. leaving also means is that what i would want in the ideal situation and i don't like the fact that the government has made on what they promise i think is very unfair. to seem crazy i mean 2016 we would say than 4
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years later but i think if you want to progress itself to be honest with you personally i think. it's probably better than ever to know which is what the reason why you have said all along. is what's going to happen but i think even though you know to be honest with you. it breaks it means directs it or does it for more i'm joined now from brussels by the w.'s barber vague and by charlotte shells until in london to both of you welcome charlotte we start with human let's start with this statement that was delivered today in the british parliament take a listen. we are all working to get a deal but the only deal that is possible is one that is compatible with our sovereignty and takes back control of our laws trade and water this. one in agreement is preferable we are prepared to leave on so-called australian style terms. so charlotte is that the british government's position and attitude
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when it comes to opposed broadsheet trade deal with the e.u. we can take it or we can leave. well in fantasy both sides have said at various points in these negotiations that they do want a deal but they are not prepared to pay any price for it now on the u.k. a sign you really need to be able to sell this deal any deal that may comes success to the british public are not why you hear the word suffer and over and over again as being the thing that the u.k. side really does care about it you heard in that statement just there in it that really just goes back to the crux of the 2016 referendum the public was promised that they were going to be taking back control of their water is that borders and their rules in any deal will need to be sold to the british public is just doing just that he could begin a big forgiven rather 5th thinking that that doesn't leave much room for compromise
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and of course brussels has its own interests that it's needs to protect so while you might hear a lot of both in public for both sides saying that they might be prepared to walk away if they their red lines across we just don't know what's going on behind closed doors at the negotiating table is clear both sides are going to have to make compromises if they do want a deal and while boris johnson might have said publicly that he thinks the u.k. will flourish without a deal it won't be lost on him the economic risks of that particularly when the economy is suffering so badly from the effects of the current of ours in barbara starr but what's going on behind closed doors the reports surrounding the european union negotiated today they were not very promising i mean hell gloomy is the mood among the e.u. negotiate. the mood is some more depressive it is gloomy indeed and above all they are tired exhausted and absolutely and totally fed up
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patients on the european side is really running out at this point in time because negotiators feel that they have now $600.00 pages of legal text on the table and 99 percent of that are agreed and the remaining battle now is about those crucial issues that the u.k. side describes as sovereignty now trade experts will tell you. that of course that's the nature of the trade deal that you give up some sovereignty in order to get access to somebody else's market but that seems something that the europeans think will be can be hammered into british heads now they have turned every aspect and every detail of the herring in the scottish sea every aspect of fair trade and say essentially regime fall the steel round and around and changed every comma in this huge legal text to no avail and so somehow in the end they feel now is the
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time for decision for somebody to simply say yes or no yes or no and charlotte now it's face to face time flush to flesh negotiating prime minister boards johnson is headed to broad change is there any indication of what he may say or do to secure a trade deal. well at the moment the details about this face to face meeting is still unclear the statement was really that was released was very short at this stage we don't even know exactly what day he is expected to travel to brussels now some might some cynics might think that the fact he is going to brussels could be a last attempt to shape public just how hard he is force for british interests perhaps he is going to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat many it's also after
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all. a successful deal was not going to be announced after a phone conversation it was going to happen after a face to face talks but on the other side of things we are told over and over again we were told in the statement this evening that significant differences do remain between the posts but between the 2 sides there is still a long way to come so we really know for sure at this stage if this meeting is likely to be decisive. e.u. negotiators if they believe that boris johnson truly wants treed deal with time running you know is there any clarity in brussels about what could make the u.k. and the e.u. happy as they part ways you negotiators know perfectly well what could make the u.k. happy which is their hands and giving them what they want unfettered market x.'s and no rule attached however the e.u. you side sees that just directly from the opposite side of the off the specter
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so of course they can on and would not attempt to look into boris johnson's head the question is does he want to deal or not in brussels i think boris johnson might not even know himself so let me ask both of you as it stands tonight are the chances more for a true deal or against a trade deal bob or what do you say deal or no deal. portions incoming to brussels and rumor here has it that he might be coming on wednesday in order to talk to us live from the line that you commissioned chief the idea that he will be coming here has some more to heighten the expectations that there might be a deal because the question is would for our sons and really want to go home from that meeting and say things didn't go well i lost so as troubled rightly say his temper is he snatches victory from the jaws of defeat so he will try to sort of
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push something across the line and then go home wave the union jack and we won we won we've made it i have done it this is the over and ready deal that all this promised yeah that's very true i mean when they talk about coronavirus that c. . is even bigger charlotte what do you say deal or no deal. well in the build up to the phone conversation between boris johnson as sort of underlying fonda line we were hearing 5050 chance of no deal has now the announcement that they're going to talk in past and shifted the needle on that atoll what a lot it's still very vague exactly what is going to happen when they face to face talks do occur but one government source here in the u.k. has made the point that he doesn't think that negotiations really shifted very much since friday and the fact is that we are off on time now this really is the final
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chance to secure a deal if that is indeed what they want to achieve just over 3 weeks until the transition period ends this really is down to a knife edge now that it is just until in london in brussels to both of you thank you excellent analysis. it was a controversial yet crucial agreement which fortified europe's post-war cold war stability the treaty of warsaw was signed 50 years ago the non-aggression pact guaranteed germany's acceptance of poland's post war borders in the polish capital representatives of the polish and german governments laid wreaths today at the memorial for the worse all ghetto heroes to commemorate the anniversary the memorial is also the place where a former german chancellor made an historic gesture of humility with poland in 1970
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. west germany as chancellor at the time in philly brought traveled to communist poland to sign the agreement at the memorial for the warsaw ghetto uprising against the nazis brunt went down on his knee as a mark of atonement for the 6000000 poles killed by germany's nazi regime during the 2nd war who. faced with the abyss of german history in the burden of the millions who have been murdered i did what we humans do when woods fail us. that's how willie pond 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 water 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
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a century later the meaning of that moment still echoes throughout warsaw almost never he was begging for forgiveness it was a gesture to ask us to forgive the germans for everything they did to us during the war. in this was a person who broke certain to boos a person who broke barriers he was brave enough to make this extraordinary gesture . the 1st. of all it paved the way for a dialogue between germany and poland it marks the beginning of reconciliation years after the end of world war 2 when there was still a lot of animosity on both sides. at home plans 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 dollars hopes were dashed when brown 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. it was not just going to what can you tell us about this picture
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yet it is worth it if that's really planned to kneeling before the memorial to the warsaw ghetto uprising that marked the turning point in west germans policy towards eastern europe because this was obviously a significant gesture by the federal republic of germany especially because it was made by someone who himself had resisted in artie's almost forced into exile. this was a moment of reconciliation and maybe rather an admission of guilt. in poland plant act of humility marked the beginning of a close friendship but that changed when the populist lore 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 dismiss that 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 many feel 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 once gesture serves as a reminder that where there's a will there's a way. their wrists will the days almost done by the conversation it continues on long you'll find us on twitter news or you can follow me at brant gulfs t.v. and remember whatever happens between now and then to morrow is another day we'll see you then never thought.
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