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>> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and mufg. >> this is bbc world news america. it is down to the wire in greece where rival rallies are head of this desk held ahead of this sunday's referendum. will the people pick yes or no? the solar impulse smashes the record or the world longest solar flight. the u.s. and japan go head-to-head in the u.s. finals.
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welcome to our viewers in public television on america and around the globe. voters will have to decide whether they vote yes to support the terms of further international loans and more austerity, or cast a no vote which european leaders say could need an exit from the single currency. we report from grace. >> greece is not a country known for orderly queues. but the athens station was calm as they boarded buses headed for home downs for the registered to vote for the run dragon -- vote in the referendum.
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with so much at stake these are stormy times in greece. his job is a welcome escape. diving daily under the waters to keep the nuts of this fish farm intact. it is about the reputation of his country. >> they do not care about the europeans. they do not care about tomorrow. they do not care about nothing. we care. >> the nearby port town is a sad example of the state this country is in. use unemployment is high here, expectations of a better future are low. but this sunday could change all that. many greeks feel ground down by
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the economic difficulties. but ahead of the referendum there is a creeping sense of excitement after years of the stare at the imposed on greece. people say they feel they have a voice and a choice in what happens next great no one expects overnight miracles. everyone we met had a strong opinion about the referendum. old people lack the courage to vote no to more economic pain involved in the eu, he told me. all of his friends are unemployed and have nothing to use. with emotions running high, police fire tear gas at the troublemakers. the referendum is the biggest gamble of the prime minister's career.
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it will make or break it and affect the future of his country. >> i spoke a brief time ago with the world trade editor for the financial times. thank you for joining me. read really are in uncharted territory, where down to the wire. what is nextat stake? >> the greek economy. the greek people have really had a taste of the kind of chaos that you can expect if this all goes wrong. we can really expect another couple weeks of uncertainty after the vote, whatever happens but what are more into bed we -- more than that is the idea of your we have gotten used to. the big question is this is something this could lead us in the direction of greece exiting the euro. something that in the past week we thought was improbable or
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impossible. >> mr. suppressed is a -- the prime minister said this is not about exiting the euro , this is about a better deal for greece. how can he possibly stay in a cloth whose rules he flaunted? >> nobody agrees with the rules are about anymore. it was initially vote referendum terms that were set by the european creditors. that term and that offer evaporated on june 30 when the bailout by. a lot of europeans are making the point that this actually is a choice you want to belong to the club or not? this is a referendum on the government. this is in some ways a vote of confidence in the government which is campaigning so hard for this no vote. .
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>> the greek economy is reeling right now and how can greece recover from this? >> and astonishing figure came out today in the head of the greek banking associations that we have enough money to operate until monday. the day after the vote. after that, we either detailed out by the european until they can they help us by injecting more liquidity, or who knows what will happen rate it will shut down even more of the greek economy. the way out of this, what you get a no vote for a yes vote is some kind of outside help. what we have in talking about in recent months as the terms of the outside help. no one can agree on that. the idea somehow that you will either have greece going it alone for greece eating outside help on terms, either way there is going to be at some point some sort of outside rest you. -- outside rescue. >> what is the impact on the broader economy?
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>> so far the market reaction has been remarkably sanguine. the euro has actually gained over the week this week. but we have not had the definitive moments hit. if this vote goes badly, if there is a no vote it is clear we will have some serious turmoil on monday. that could feature into the broader economy. that could feature into other economies right through here to the u.s.. >> thank you very much for joining us. as if the economic problems in greece were not enough there is also concern in china. after a year of surging gross stock market has plunged nearly 30 percent in three weeks. the exchanges in shanghai are largely closed off from global financial markets that despite a week of government efforts to stop the slide, and experienced
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buyers on the market. -- inexperienced buyers flood theed the market. >> what wind-up was never expected to come down. prices surged over the year to june. in the past three weeks they have lost more than two and a half trillion dollars. inexperienced investors with no time to assess the companies they were buying and no reservations about slowing economic growth. this bubble was always going to burst. as markets closed for the weekend there was resignation long investors on the streets of beijing. >> i do not want to look at the price of my shares. i've not looked for days. it is all bad news >>. >> all the money i made i have now lost great i'm back where i
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started. >> we are heading for the bottom and dropping fast. >> 90 million chinese investors have gambled on the belief that the government was still controlling many aspects of the economy, and they can guarantee a flourishing stock market. over the past week they have tried to restore confidence, but it has not worked. >> the long-term impact of chinese financial markets, and also to some degree, confidence in the market. >> the government wants small investors like this to pull their savings into the stock market but it is uncomfortable when it cannot control the narrative. nearly 100 million chinese citizens have a state in these numbers going up. that is a lot of angry people if they continue to go down.
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>> a minute of silence is been held in the u.k. to remember the 30th of the dems at the beach attack in tunisia. -- 38 victims of the beach attack in tunisia. we have more. >> it was to be a silence that spoke for millions. the collective space to gather in the nation's grief.
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not with range or with calls for revenge, but with quiet. of communities across britain remembered. three local football fans were among the dead. patrick and joel. >> colleagues i spoke to work with adrian. they cannot believe what went on. >> elaine and dallas remember the dead and say they were lucky to be home. they were in the hotel next
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attack -- to the attack. >> another kilometer down the beach, and it could have been us. >> you just feel for all the families. >> this was the scene of the headquarters of the troubled -- travel group which organized the holidays of the dead. and at the tunisian embassy an expression of solidarity with the british. >> tunisia is in need of your presence in our country. if you do not go, terror were win. they want to make us afraid. they want the fear. let's turn this into love, hope and courage. >> in the late afternoon came
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some of the last returning dead. christopher and sharon, scott and sue, ray and angie, ilene and john. they are going to grieving families in the, derby, lester, wurster. two city, country, memory. >> in tunisia a minute silence was also held on the beach or the shootings happened. they joined the prime minister of a forward, for dignitaries and tourists to coincide with the moment of silence in britain. >> coming to honor the many britons who lost their lives on this or in sure.
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some who student tributes were on the speech seven days ago when tourists became targets. no mercy was shown. security was tightened just before officials arrived and faded away soon afterwards in spite of promises from the authorities. shortly before noon the bugler played the last post. ♪ >> looking on britain's ambassador and tunisia's prime minister. as britons and tunisians were united in greece the prime minister admitted security forces were at fault. >> what happened is that the
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time of the action -- >> said the police were too slow. people are paying their respects to the dead, on the same where they fell. this beach is a place of mourning. this has become a byword for terror. a reminder what a lone attacker can do. in the horror is still very raw. and still impossible to understand, what some britons have d stayed on in spite of their trauma. >> we are sorry for those who come here for holiday. it chokes you up. we go home on sunday. we just wanted to pay our respects. >> we saved all year for our holiday.
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we thought if we do not go we would let them win. why let them when? -- win? >> some tunisians are worried the extremist will win through recruiting young men for jihad allegedly in mosques like this one in a nearby town. he told us his son was radicalized at the mosque before joining islamic's eight in syria two years ago. this is the last photo taken of mohammed been 17. his parents say it was a top student before joining the battles in syria, libya, and iraq which have attracted 3000 tunisians. >> i blame the government because they did not do anything to bring back our kids. they did not do anything to stop
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these people brainwashing our children. i want my son to come back. the way he was before. >> back at the beach they mourn for the many the hands of another young tunisian who was trained by islamic state in libya and who came back a mass killer. >> you are watching bbc world news america. after five days of flight the solar impulse touches down in hawaii, setting a world record in its journey around the globe. trials of the gene therapy for cystic fibrosis suggests a new treatment could be available within five years. healthy genes were put in an inhaler and given to patients to breathe. early results showed a slight improvement in their lungs but more work is needed to make the treatment more effective.
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life expectancy for those with the disease is around 37. here we are with the details of what this could mean for patients. >> karen is 31. cystic fibrosis is calledused by a faulty gene that stops lungs from working properly. he has to take a pill each day to live a normal life. he has been taking part in a trial of a new genetic treatment which may turn out to be simpler and more effective to the gene therapy involves inhaling healthy copies of the gene into his lungs. the results have been promising. >> for the first time in the world, we are beginning to show by giving a gene therapy repeatedly we can improve the workings of the lungs in these patients. we have to caveat that a little bit by saying the changes we saw were modest.
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we saw a stabilization of the functioning of the lungs. >> this powder contains gene that seems to help the patient. it is far from being ready for the clinic yet. they still need to make it more effective. these early results show in principle that gene therapy could work. >> any treatment probably will not be ready in time to help him. but he and his fiancée are hopeful about their future as they plan for their wedding. >> there were cheers and champagne today as the plane known as the solar impulse it safely in hawaii. powered only by the sun's rays their craft left japan five days ago and flew for 128 hours
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wrecking the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight. david willis got the look is an to be there as the plane touched down in hawaii. >> and appeared on the darkness on a human hawaii morning. a plane with a wingspan of a jumbo jet, whose solar cells enable it to fly without fuel. this truly is history in the macon. andre has been flying further and airborne longer than any previous mission of this kind. fine for five days and five nights when using energy supplied entirely by the sun. life pictures of the landing, in a plane without a drop of fuel. five days and five nights, and down. >> they came down with a sense of relief.
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this crossing stretched to the limit. the code in a car that he not only experienced wild fluctuations in temperature and altitude, but was only able to sleep for 20 minutes at a time. he says he practiced yoga to prevent blood clots and meditated to stay calm. >> it is a discovery on the personal level. i had five days for me. just for me. it was like a retreat. a special retreat, i agree. >> you could have gone further? >> i agree. i was disappointed that the flight was already over. >> the next leg of this flight is to arizona, four days and nights from here.
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it is not to carry passengers, but to convey benefits about solar energy. >> soccer is not a sport you naturally associate with americans, for starters ever whittle's calls it football -- everyone else calls it football. but they are in the finals where they will have a rematch with japan. we have more on the country's growing love of the game. >> more americans are watching soccer, to some that is football, then ever before. people have been glued to this year's winning world cup. >> it will be the third time that they will get their hands on the world cup trophy if they win on sunday. that kicked off a football
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revolution. men's soccer is also on the right, but women are streets ahead when it comes to the beautiful game. >> wait a minute. the men have not done as well as women, they finished third, but in terms of interest, more people want to watch the men play. more than 18 million americans tuned in for that portugal match last year. that is an all-time high for u.s. soccer. >> but wait, records are made to be broken. all predictions are that the women's team are going to smash those figures. they have already won the world cup twice, three lipid metals and -- all of the metals, and our number one in the fee for ranking for seven years. i do not think the men can beat
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that one. >> you have a point. the u.s. men are currently ranks 27th in the world, but there is one place we dominate. >> pain. y. you still are much more. >>one of the top female players has a basic salary of $180,000 a year. men and women will be watching the u.s. ladies team as they take on japan on sunday and they will be hoping they can lift that world cup trophy once again. >> women rule. that brings today's show to a close. but you can find much more on our website.
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for all of us here at world news america, thank you for watching. for all of those in the u.s. have a great fourth of july. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation newman's own foundation giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and mufg. >> build a solid foundation and you can connect communities and commerce for centuries. that's the strength behind good banking relationships, too. which is why, at mufg, we
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