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shed light on the opaque world who's behind benefits. and why are they a threat to whistle open equals this week on d, w ah, ah, this is deed of you news live from berlin. the european union promise is progress on ukraine's bid to join the block. the commission chief ursula founder line makes a surprised trip to keep the president vladimir lensky warns he also needs progress on getting more ammunition to his troops. coming up later,
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marching to stop the slaughter. thousands joined, protest across the united states, demanding stricter gun controls and an end to mass shoot. and it's back to mass testing and lockouts for millions in china, restrictions are re imposed as new coven 19 cases emerge in shanghai and bay j. ah. i'm nick spicer. welcome to the program. the european union is promising a rapid assessment of ukraine's membership application commission. chief ursula founder line has made a surprise visit to keith. ukraine submitted its request to join back in march. brussels will say next week whether will be given candidate status. as to me, you are so welcome. lee with momentum seemingly shifting in moscow's favour. ukrainian president was clearly pleased to see ursula on the lion again
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top of their agenda, ukraine's e u membership bid. the european commission chief is promising progress soon. zalinski and the president of the european commission. ursula funder lang. as you know, the commission is currently preparing the recommendations of so called opinion for the e. u. member states. we have been working day and night on this assessment and i promised to you in april the of a lot of you that we will be tirelessly working on it. so the discussions today will enable us to finalize our assessment by the end of next week. the more lensky is king distress that is not just ukraine's fate on the line. andrew, that was a more now this is certainly a decisive moment. ini to not only for ukraine always on the european union, for the entire european continent,
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such as now will decide the future of the united europe, and whether there will be a future at all any with ukraine to reach that hoped for european future. it's defenders will have to hang on in the face of russia's overwhelming advantage in heavy weaponry that moscow has employed to devastating effect in savannah than yet . the strategic city in the don bass is now almost completely under russian control . what ukrainian command as a warning that keith's forces won't be able to stop further russian advances unless it's western allies provide more heavy weapons and ammunition without delay. let's go straight to kiva. we're d w's. rebecca readers is standing by. rebecca ursula vonner lion says, as we just heard, the european union will respond to ukraine's membership status. ah request by next week. so does ukraine join sooner now? what does that mean? i?
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well, the short answer to that nick is, is no. there is no legal framework for a fast tracking of a sent a session to the a you. but on the line saying that the, the process will be completed by next week of the cow, of the commission's recommendations. now that commission recommendation is likely to be positive and was perhaps slightly fast tracked if you will, given the light of the situation here with the war. but definitely the a say a session process as it were, can not be fast tracked on the line at the has to give her recommendation. all the commissions recommendation. and then that has to go to the 27 members day to only to unanimously agree. and therefore triggering the long, the long process to a session or so, let's say the do get a good assessment. all the member states agree, can you walk us through the succession process? what does it mean to join the you? how long does it take? for example, well,
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it's lengthy and complicated as most things with the a, you tend to be very bureaucratic, but this isn't just about bureaucracy. this is about making sure that any state that joins the a you is signed up to the liberal democratic values in there that needs to be a rule of law or there needs to be a functioning economy. there needs to be anti corruption measures and a functioning judiciary. these things are the process if they are to be successful and they are allowed candidate status, the process can still take on average up to 10 years. sometimes longer, you look at the case of turkey. turkey became a candidate in 1999. so it's like, you know, an incredibly long process. and then ago she, asians have stalled. so there is actually no guarantee even if they make candidate status, that they will. but then therefore be brought into the a you. but this is the 1st step for sure. and you know, rebecca, were not in ursula van lines had, but presumably she could have a sent an email or call doug zalinski and told him this news. what do you think she came to keep in person to make this announce well i, it's symbolic. of course,
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this is her 2nd trip to ukraine since the war began. no, she wants to come and show that the you does support you crying that zalinski, you know, has a friend in the you bots, you know, as well. it's going to help with her assessment process. you know, having made long discussions with zalinski, she's going to be able to write up these assessments better as well. but he also even this visit, of course, was discussions about how the a you a, what the a you can do to help you crime rate develop after the war even before the was over . but you know, help with the process of developments is this will began, so a symbolic gesture from the a you but, but certainly an important one. and i think one that she really wanted to make did not want to send that email. okay. rebec rotors, thanks so much for that insight reporting from t force thousands or mac or marching rather across the united states demanding stricter gun laws. the rallies are part of
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a renewed push for tighter gun controls. following a string of mass shootings, american lawmakers have passed some restrictions, but the measures are likely to be overturned in the senate. because democrats do not have enough votes there. and d w sumi summit, canada is at the demonstrations in washington. i shall be joining us shortly. and young to me, the march for our lives is calling for stricter dunning control laws. and they've been doing this for 4 years now after the shooting in parkland florida. what's different now? if anything, her credit background check on everything. we'll make a lot of people certainly are hoping that something is different. now this movement, as you said, was founded after that mass shooting and parking florida, and 2018 or 14 students. 3 staff members were killed and it was born out of a demand for gun control from a survivors of the shooting and also families of the victims. and since then,
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as you mentioned, very little is actually change, not in the state level, and also not on the federal level here in washington dc. what has changed? what you sense here? again, you can see the number of people here around me. there is a new sense of urgency after this. the spate of mass shootings with the u. s. is witnessed in buffalo, new volley, texas in tulsa, oklahoma. and there was a sense that there is a renewed, a need for dip, a for gun control legislation on the federal level and also on the state level. and i just want to repeat make, it's important to note that there have been more mass shootings in this country than there are days in the year. and the number isn't even that close. so again, the sense of urgency, but it is still conversations. the reason they're here, today's her pressure on lawmakers and we're looking at our pictures. they're actually just gone out of shots uh, from other demonstrations taking place across united states. assuming tell us what the protesters want concretely into the expect to make a difference liberated. if i went on the white house, they certainly hope they can make
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a difference and this organization march for our lives, every very specific list of policy changes. they want to see things like a national registry for firearms and gun owners. things like stronger red flag laws and a band rather on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. we should say that the majority of americans do want to see some sort of gun control legislation pass also on the federal level. but it gets tricky when you get into the details of what that should look like. i spoke to gun control advocates. you said they don't support a ban on assault weapons. so that is one of the challenges that people are facing and trying to push forward more policy. and i was just mentioning earlier when we were coming to you about it, the difficult nature of getting these new laws passed through. can you walk us through the complexity of getting anything done in congress to vote counts and so on? yeah, it is extremely complex, nick, as you said. and the reason is because of the numbers needed to pass any sort of meaningful legislation. so at the moment, the house of representatives where the democrats have a majority,
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the democrats pushing forward gun control, and they have been able to just as many pass legislation that would raise the age, for example, that you need to buy a semi automatic weapon. and the u. s. from 18 to 21. strengthening red flag laws, also supporting mental health assistance, but it is now most of the senate and it is all but do there. that is because the democrats make 10 republican senators to sign onto this legislation. and that is not likely to happen honestly. and so that is the reason that gun control legislation has become. so we got gridlocked on the federal level here in washington dc. it is something that people here who are protesting to they are really hoping that they can change the message they're sending here to the white house into congress. but it looks like after more mass shootings in america, very little will happen on the federal level legislation that okay, so me, so my scan, the reporting on the market for our lives demonstration in washington in march is like taking place across the united states today. thanks so much you work and you know why? let's take
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a look now. some of the other stories making use around the world. china's defense minister says beijing will not hesitate to start a war if taiwan declares independence gave the warning at an international security summit in singapore. american president joe biden has at washington will defend taiwan. should china attack? iran and venezuela have signed a 20 year co operation agreement. deal covers areas including energy and defense. it ran as one of venezuela's main allies. the 2 countries are both under tough american sanctions. daniels in 2 people have been shot dead in india as protest turned violent. crowds demanded the arrest of former members of the ruling hindu nationalist. b. j. p. party accused of making derogatory remarks about the prophet mohammed, german chance their olaf schultz is calling for the european union to begin talks on north macedonia, and albania. joining a block regional corporation is
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a key focus shorts. tours you welcome patience. china's to biggest cities are facing new lock downs. dozens of coven 19 cases are reported in the capital bay. jing people in parts of shanghai will also have to remain indoors both cities east restrictions earlier this month. but the respite has proved short, a short one. fish locked down and mouth death thing in shanghai, not to weekend. many residents were hoping for. just 10 days after the 50 started eating grueling restrictions mocked by food shortages and scattered protests. millions of shanghai, its residents have to stay indoors once again. and in that. yeah, of course i'm, but the lockdown was just lifted on june. first. we were only just slowly recovering and returning to some semblance of a normally looking life. i will close. i am a little wider if that a positive cases and the compound b will be in
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a lockdown. i will get some supplies to stop a similar situation happening again on such energy process. in beijing, some districts are shutting down bars and cups again. after fresh cases were traced to some night life sports, the city has reported dozens of new cases. china is one of the last major economies still pursuing a 0 corporate policy. but doc downs have battered the economy and flashed growth forecasts more disruptions, good further florida cavity. some residents though, have accepted strict testing and restrictions as a way of life. really, this is something we should do because only when every one will be at the requirements, kindly reduce the risk of virus transmission. i see it as a normal thing. i've never thought that it adds to the trouble or your isn't that the government has made it easy and you can get destiny close to your home. it for
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convenience. is that any reason not to do it? but with driving, locked on fatigue and highly transmissible vengeance are those are questioning if a 0 corporate policy is even sustainable. the streets of bank hawk, or a wash with color as thailand celebrated its 1st official prize parade. thousands march through the capital waving rainbow flags. they want same sex marriage legalized and more rights for sex workers and cocked governor join luna festivities, which he says will become a regular celebration for the city. ah . a for ego, here's a quick look at our top story. this our, the european union, promising to assess ukraine's been to join the block by the end of next week. brussels boss 1st love underlined, made
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a surprise visit to key for talks with you crating president below to near the let's that's all for now. coming up next to our technology. shoak shift. no forget, you can always get all the latest news information around the clock on our website as d w dot com. thanks, spicer. thanks with enjoying the view and come to take a look at this tv highlights every week in your inbox. subscribe. now it is a secret war and assume endless.


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