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the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected need and by contributions viewers like you. thank you. washington, and this is "bbc if they prime minister is helping to breach the gaps this ev ting, he did not get off the best of starts. " keep your distance," says the ropean president -- european commission president. a new one he goes out for the vaccine to those with serious allergies. -- a new warning goes out
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regarding the vaccine to those with serious allergies. margaret keenan, her face has been seen around the world after becoming the first person in the u.k. to receive the pfizer vaccine. welcome to "world news america." on pbs and around the globe. orest johnson, during a dinner with the european commission president,be they hav talks about brexit. they are close to failure and the two leaders are tryingado break the ck. our political editor has the latestrench correspondent: after you -- the editor has the latest. correspondent: back to you, urszula. -- after you, ursula.
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no after you. for boris johnson, brexit means not beintold what to do. for the eu chief, reluctant to let him keep the perks of the club. fo all the complexity of the talks, this is abou who is in charge. brexit is about so much more thanls sym but tgh legal talk. a deal was in talks this timela week. to the pme minister's frustration, some eu countries from their talks. -- firmed up their talks. what the two sides have really tangled on is how much they can share the same kinds of rules to
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trade reliably with each other. this particular tension over what happens if things go wrong or if nd or other side was a change h they do things in the future, it is not just about polishing a few finer details but a genuine clash over principles and who winlds the powehis relationship in the years to come. that is why the prime minister has so littlete public appe to be the one that backs down. >> our friends in the you are saying -- our friends in the eu, if they passed a new law, they want the automatic right to punish us and to retaliate. i do not believe that those are terms that any prime minister in this country should except. >>or the l leader once the
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prime minister to push on. >> there is no doubt that his incompetence has held britain back. and this is sharad. get the deal -- and this charade. allow the country to move on. correspondent: the e may not want to believe it but for the eu chief, that means tackling the demands of 27 countries. the top leader among them preserving the shared economy. there are scenarios where we cannot accept britain's condions. said by anglo -- neither the u.k. nor the eu can
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keep what they want. when it comes and it will soon, the choice to agree or to walk aw will be one that defineshi not justprime minister but what happens to the country, to us all. katty: laura kuenssberg joining us now is europe corresndent kevin connolly. kenny reedhe eu -- can you reed the eu tea leaves? it is genuinely the case at it is impossible to say. in the streets behind me, you can see bastad since motorcade preparing to leave the -- the motorcade of boris johnson. we last heard that we could not even be sure if therea would b joint statement afterward. if they wou come together and
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say something about the possibility of talks going on. everything would depend on the mood inside that dinner. only the people gather around that table know w it went. the only thing that we know for surefter years of telling people that time would run out, time is really running out now. in the months, years making, this crisis. there are only days and weeks left to resolve it. tonight would behe chemical -- tonight would be the pivotal moment to resolve . we will know how it went shortly. katty: how important is it to the european unionhat the u.k. leaves the group with some thnd of deal o table? kevin: it is what the european union wants. key members of the european union have very successful trading arrangements with the united kingd t. i think th british torment has held out the hope thathe
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importance of britain as an export market for the europeans would force the europeans at this sort of point in the cycle toward the end of the negotiions. i think what the british hav had to realize, and what they have come to realize over the urse of the last year, europe values trade with the united kingdom. that, it values the integrity of its single markets, this huge trading area shared between all of theat member . if they have tohoose between the inteity of the single markets or trade withe britain, tegrity of the single market is going to win. boris johnson and the british g government ieral has found it so difficult to get the e to
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move toward the british point of view. katty: kevin connolly from wrestles, thank you foroining us. that is the view from europe. -- kevin connolly from brussels. now we turn to jessica are rrespondent. how important it is for the eu to leave with some kind of deal on the table. how important is it for the prime minister to secure some kind of deal before the u.k. leaves the eu on december 31? jessica:he i think view is that on january 1, after the transition. has ended, there'll be some level of druption and new rder checks. the question that hedgesbout the trad deal, theth extent of e disruption and how serious
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those border checks are, the question of tariffs as well. for those who export goods across the channel, like cars and dairy products, for they tfaceiffs the businesses are saying could be incredibly problematic for them? that is one of the main issues here. in terms of politil arguments, but the government is tying is thy want a deal. they want to get a tarf-free but not at the expense of giving up sovereignty. theyre say that sonty is what brexit is all about. they say that this dictate the law of the land. forrest johnson is for some people the poster boy o brexit in the 2016ca referenduaign. if bastad's and leavethatoom tonight and says that it is not
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-- if boris johnson leaves the room and says that there is no deal, they will be a huge amnt of criticism from those who feel that the people who advocated brit were not honest enough in their view about what it mig entail. that they had talked uphe possibility of getting a tracheal.-katty: -- the possibif getting a trade deal. jessic i think boris johnson will face criticism either way. if you get the deal, which people think that it is something that could alleviate oncerns of the businesse he might manage to alleviateme f that. for those who were concerned about the direction that he was potential trade deal that would come out of these talks as a
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pretty bare-bones one. there will be changes a the border from january 1 no matter what happens. katty: we actually are at a read ne where there will be real consequences. thank you, jessica parker. supermarkets in the u.k. are being given three months to prepare for additional checks that will be placed on exports. this is after the brexit tradition. -- transition perd in this on new year's eve -- ends on new year's eve. england, scotland, and wales for goods. the eu single market there are hardly any checksse right now on toods. but from january 1, there will be rules governing. companies big and so ll are
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tryingget with this. re is our arland correspondent, emma. -- here is out ireland correspondent. >> food exported over the irish sea would be subject to new checks once northern ireland becomes a gateway. supermarkets have an extra few months to get paperwork in order. smaller companies are still awaiting answers. >> we have not had alo chance to for it, beca we have been trying to getfover the year covid. correspondent: the new rules will apply whether there is a trade deal or not. today's announcements make the picture at little bit more clear. make no mistake, this all amountso a huge shiftn the trading status for nortrn
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thailand- -northern ireland for years to come. toy, it he tried to assure that there'd be no disruption to supplies. >> we have time for agreements between the u.k. and the euh whn be discussed in the months ahead. correspondent: it waselcomed by supermarkets after previous warnings that the changes could have limited the gds they sent ere had been no deal, wlves. were confident that we would be able to continue to supply our stores. this obviously should make it easier. correspondent: for manufacturers that bring raw materials over the irish sea, there is really today that the new tariffs will be minimized. this firm makes plastic goods, and the real challenge is
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dealing with documentation as to where their products are sold to whatever is has the added paperwork do? -- what difference does the added paperwork do? >> the tracking and trace required toan underwhere materials are consumed andch ultimately whi markets they are sold into ises complex proc correspondent: there are 22 days left before the brexit transition period ends. all these new trading arrangements for northern ireland will continue to evolve. reporting, bbc news print -- news. katty: people with a history of allergic reactions should not have the pfizer c bioteid vaccine. this comes after anse adv response and recovery.
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thousands of others have received the vaccine without issues. >> they have been together ever since they met. they worked together over fiv decades ago at this hospital. they each served here for 40 years. this is where the covid vaccine offers some hope for better days ahead. >> asked if lifes diminis -- there are anxieties about hing something that can stop this ban on your life. -- the span of yuour life. >> as vaccinations continue, there is a warning from the medicine regulator. they suffered side eects after receiving the vaccine. >> we needen to shen our advice now that we have had this experiencen the vulnerable pulations.
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we get the advice to the field immediately enint. correspo the two staff members are well again. those who have experienced significant allergic reactions have been told to avoid getting the induction for now. -- the jab for now. at this care home in belfast, staff and resident were receiving their jabs. gp's will start delivering vaccines and sweep great there this is no time for complacency. >> we have a very important light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines. we have a lot to do to v roll ot thcines and to make sure that the vulnerable is protected. it is not the time to say that we relaxverything. big surge print -- surge.
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>> as we embark on theiggest vaccination program that we have ever seen, expect some bumps along the ro. dominic hughes, bbc news. katty: we hope we get a ruling from the fda for the rollout. the pfizer vaccine canme soon enough. the u.s. ade commission and 48 states have sued facebook. regulators are accusing the company of buyi t up rivals become a social media monopoly. they said that facebook burgesses, especially of instagram and whatsapp, unfairly eliminated its competition. facebook has argued that consumers have actually benefited from those deals. israel has received its first
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doses of the vaccine. tee prime minbenjamin netanyahu welcomed the shipment asth it arrived aairport in tel aviv. he called it a turning point in the country that has been hurt by the bars. he said he would be the first person to receive the vaccine to prevent it was sacred venice has flooded. tides rose higher thec expted. when the barriers were caught up on it was too late. water had already entered the famous lagoon. you are watching "bbc world news america." first to come -- we hava special report on how coronavirus has hit the poorest communities in america. e to nowhee cruis
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has ended. a spokesperson for thed ruise line sat they turned the ship around after an 83-year-old man tested positive. correspondent: singapore crui ses to know where it were an attempt revive the cruise liney. indus some cruises have resumed in a few places. singapore special cruises were only really open for singapore residence. this particular ship royal caribbean cruises only departed the city on monday for a four day round trip. this is part of a safe cruising trip announced in october. the cruise company said they turned the ship around after one guest tested positive for coronavirus. this was after checking in with the onboard medical team.
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katty: america's president-elect joe biden has set a goal to vaccinate 100 million peoplen the u.s. against covid-19 in his first 100 days in the office. th country past 15on mil recorded cases of the virus. there is growingvidence that the color of your skin and where you live that impact your chances of surviving the pandemrr in america. pondent: early morning and one of the capitals poorest neighborhoods, just getting to the doctor can be a challenge here. there is ao new approachy to limit the spread of the pandemic. >> we are reaching a population is often underserved and under resourced. we are doing covid testing and a well check. if people need resources, back to their doctor, we are trying to help them with that as well.
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reporter: this has proved popular with locals.>> i n doot. get tested and thei am done.and reporter: this is one half hour drive from the white house. authorities say that it is because of long-standing systemic health and social inequalities it means that many people in places like this have an increased risk of getting sick and dying of covid-19. acin research shows you are more than six times more likel to lose your life to coronavirus if you are black than white in washington dc, the worst racial disparity in the whole country. and one public hospital to serve the whole city. >> it was devastating to watch this community t destroyed by
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the virus. wiped out. i am afraid of the outcome for this community once the cases continue to spike. reporter: the pandemic has also worsened another crisis, hunger. isood bank has had to change how it does then, delivering food to homes across the city in der to limit the numbe coming in. >> we typically reserve about 400ouseholds per day. we have seen many days in this pandem where we have served over 1000 households. iga bpike and feud insecurity. reporter: it is the people who the most precarious future. face it has t seat of power for one of the richest countries in the world.
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katty: at the age of 90, margaret keenan became famous around the road yesterday. the first person to have the vaccine in the u.k. n.e left the hospital this aftern lathis contains someing images. reporter: yesterday, margaret keenan b about 90-year-o w in theld. >> margaret keenan. reporter: she was the very first present outside of clinical ials to have the pfizer vaccine against coronavirus. [applause] avtoday she got to r ospital aftemaking plenty of goodbyes. >> goodbye, thank you. reporter: her daughter sue and her grandson connor were waiting.
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she says that this whole thing has been a whirlwind, and she is pleased to get home during family. wthere were a few tean she saw the bird -- saw them. >> so good to see you. and then the inevitable fans asking for photos. reporter: margaret turns 91 next week and says that this vaine was the best of the present. a f bunch ofwers is always a welcome gift. katty: what a spectacular woman. quick breaking news out o bruss els. we are told the was a frank discussion about the significant obstacles that remain in theon brexit negotia two sides, and it is unclear ife they can be bridge. they have agreed to additional discussions.
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the prime minister does not want to leave any root to a possible deal untested. both agree that by sunday, there should be a position decided. you can find more on ourebsite and the brexit talks on we narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... language specialists teaching spanish, french and more. the freeman foundation. blby judy and peter kovler foundation; pursuing solutions ford america's negleceds. and by contributionsfr to this pbs statio viewers like you. thank you.
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