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n foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. washington, and this is "bbc world news america." if they prime minitoer is helpinreach the gaps this evening, he did not get off to the best of starts. " keep your distance," says the european president -- european commission president. a new one he goes out for the vaccine to those with serious allergies. -- a new warning goes out regarding the vaccine to thosewi
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serious allergies. margaret keenan, her face has been seen around the world after incoming the first person he u.k. to receive the pfizer vaccine. welcome to "world news america." on pbs and around the globe. orest johnson, duri a dinner with the european commission president, they have been talks about brexit. cthey ase to failure and the two leader are trying to break the deadlock. our political editor has the latest french correspondent:te you -- h the editor 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 othe club. for all the complexitof the months of talks, this is about who is in charge. t brexit is ab much more than symbols but tough legal talk. a dealim was in talks thise last week. to the prime minister's frustration, some eu countries from their talks. -- firmed up their talks. whatly the two sides have re tangled on is how much they can share the same kinds of rules to
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trade reliably with each other. this particur tension over what happens if things go wrong or if nd or other side was a change how they do things in the futureit is not just about polishing a few finer details but a genuine clash over principles and who wields the power in thishi relatioin the years to come. that is why the prime minister has so little public appetite to be the one that backdown. >> our friends in the you are saying -- our friends in the eu, if they passed a new law, they want the automatic rightdo punish us to retaliate. i do not believe that those are terms that any prime minisrn this country should except. >> the lor leader once the
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prime minister to push on. >> there is no doubt that his competence 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 demauns of 27 coies. the top leader among them preserving the shared economy. there are scenarios where we cannot accep' britain' conditions. said by ang -- ither the u.k. nor the eu can keep what they want. wh it comes and it will soon,
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lke choice to agree or to away will be one tt defines not just this prime minister but what happens to the country, to us all. katty: laura kuenssberg reporting there. joining us now is europe corrndent kevin connolly. kenny reed the eu -- can you reed the eu tea leaves? >> it is genuinely the case that it iimpossible to say. in the streets behind me, can see bastad since motorcade preparing to leave the -- the motorcade of boris johnson. we last heard that we could not even behe sure if would be a joint statement afterward. if they would come together say something about the
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possibility of talks going on. everything would depend on the mood inside that dinner. only the people gather around that table know how it went. the only thing thawe know for sure after years of telling people that time would run out r time is realning out now. this is months, years in the making, this crisis. there are only days and weeks left to resolve it. night would be the chemical -- tonight would be the pivotal ment to resolve it. we will know how it went shortly. katty: how important is it to e european union that the u.k. leaves the group with some kind of deal on the table? kevin: it is what the eurs.ean union wa key members of the european ion have very successful trading arrangements with the united kingdom. i think that the british torment has held out the hope that the
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importance of britain as an export market for the europeansl force the europeans at this sort of point in the cycle toward the end of thenegotiatio. i w thit the british have had to realize, and what they have come to o realizer the course of the last year, europe values trade with the united kingdom. that, it values the integrity of its single markets, this huge tradingrea shared between all of the member states. betweenhave tohoose the integrity of the single markets or trade with britain, the integrity of the single market is going win. that is hee ofeasons that boris johnson and the british government in general has found it so difficult to get the eu to move toward thbritish point of
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view. katty: kevin connolly from wrestles, thank you foining us. that is the view from europe. -- kevinonnolly from we turn to jessica are correspondent. how important it is for the eu toeave with some kind of deal on the table. how important is it for the prime minister tndsecure some f deal before the u.k. leaves the eu on december 31? jessica: i think the vie is that on january 1, after the transition. somended, there'll be level of disruption and new border checks. qthestion that hedges about the trade deal, the extent of the disruption and how serious those border checks are, the
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question of tariffss well. for those who export goods across the channel, like cars and dairy products, for they face tariffs 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 saying is that they want a deal. they want to get a tariff-free deal with the european union. but not at the expense of giving up sovereignty. they say that sovereignty is what brexit is all about. they say the stick states -- they say that this dictate the law of the land. forrest johnson is for some people the poster boy of brexi in the 2016 referendum campaign. if basd's and leaves that room tonight and says that it is not -- if boris johnson leaves the
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deal, they will be a huge amount of criticism from those who feel that the people who advocated brexit were not hone enough in their view about what it might entail. that they had talked up the possibility of getting a tracheal.-katty: -- the possibif getting a trade deal. jessica: i think boris johnson will face criticism either way. if you get the deal, which peoplehink thatt is something that could alleviate the concerns of the businesses. he might manage to aeviate some of that. for those who were concern d about thection that he was taking the brexit, they see any potential trade deal that would come out of the talks as a
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pretty bare-bones one. there will be changes at the ttrder from january 1 no what happens. katty: we actually are at a real deadline where there will be real consequences. supearkets in the u.k. are being given three months to prepare for additional checks that will be placed on exports. ethis is after brexit tradition. -- transition period in this on new year's eve -- ends on new year's eve. england, scotland, and wales will leave the eu single market for goods. there are hardly any checks right now on these goods. but from januy 1, there wi be rules governing. companies big and small are
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trying to get with this. 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 orr. smaller companies are still awaiting answers. >> we have not had a chance to look for it, because we have g been tryin get over the year for covid. correspondent: the new rules will a trade deal or not.s a today's announcements make the picture at little bit more clear. make no mistake, this all amounts a huge shiftn the thailand -- northern ireland for
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years to come. today, it he tried to assure that there'd be no disruption to supplies. >>e ve time for agreements between the u.k.nd the eu which can be discussed in the moeshs ahead. condent: it was welcomed by supermarkets after evious warnings that the changes could have limited the goods they sent to northern ireland shelves. >> if there had been no deal, we were confident that we would be able to continue to pply our stores. this obviously should make it easier. correspondent: for 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 rea challenge is dealing with documentation as to where their products are sold
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to. whatever is has the added paperwork do? -- what difference does the added paperwork do? >> the tracking and trace required to understand whereal mateare consumed and ultimately which markets they are sold into is a complex process. corrpondent: there are 22 days left before the brexit transitiond perio ends. all these new trading ireland will continue to evolve. reporting, bbc news print -- news. katty: people with a history of allergic reactions should not have the pfizer biotech covid vaccine. this comes after an adverse 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 ser fiv deca ago at this hospital. they each served here for 40 years. is is where the covid vaccine offers se hope for better days ahead. >> asked if life diminishes -- there are anxieties about cahing something that can stop this ban on your life. the span of yuour life. >> as vaccinations continue, there is a warning from the ulmedicine ror. they suffered side eects after >> we need to sengthen our advice now that we hav had this experience in the vulnerable populations. wehe get advice to the field
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immediately print. correspondent: 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 sweepre there is a warning. this is no time for>> complacen. we have a very important with vaccines.nd of th tunnel we have a loto do to roll out the vaccines and to make sure that the vulnerable is protected. it is not the time to say that we relax everything. if tt happens, we will have a big surge print -- surge.
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>> as we embark on the biggest vaccination program that we have ever seen, expect some bumps along the road. dominic hughes, bbc news. katty: we hope we get a ruling from the fda for the rollout. the pfizer vaccine cannot come soon enoug the u.s. trade commission and 48 states haveued facebook. regulators are accusing the company of buying up rivals to become a social media monopoly. they said that febk burgesses, especially of instagram and whatsapp, unfairl eliminated its competition. facebook has argued that consumers have actually benefited from those deals. israel has received its fst doses of the vaccine.
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the prime minister benjamin netanyahu welcomed the shipment as it arrived at the airport in tel aviv. he called it a turning point in the country that has been ht 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 than expected. when twe barrier caught up on it was too late. famous lagoon.y entered the you are watching "bbc world news america." first to come -- we have a special report on how coronavirus has hit the poorest communities in america. a singapore cruise to nowhere has ended.
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a spokesperson for the cruise line said that they turned the ship around after an 83-year-old man tested positive. correspondent: singapore crui it were ow where attempt to revive the cruise li industry. some cruises have resumed in a few places. singapore special cruises were only really open for singapore residence. tithis plar ship, run by royal caribbean cruises only departed the city on monday for a four day round trip. cruisingart of a safe trip announced in october. the cruise company said they turned the ship arounder ane guest tested positive for coronavirus. this was after checking in witme the onboard cal team. katty: america's president-elect
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joe biden has set a goal to vaccinate 100 million pple in the u.s. against covid-19 in his first 100 days in the office. the country past 15 million recorded cases of the virus. there is growingvidence that the color of your uin and where live that impact your chances of surviving pandemic in america. correspondent: early morning and one of the capitals poorest neighborhoods, just getting to the doctor can be a challenge here. there is a new approach to try to limit the spread of the pandemic. >> we are reaching a population is often underrerved and under urced. we are doing covid testing and a well check. people need resources, back to their doctor, we are trying to help them with that as well.
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rerter: this has proved popular with locals. >> i do not to go anywhere. i can walk up from my house and get tested and then i am done. reporter: this is one hal hour drive from the white house. authorities say thatt is because of long-standing systemic health and social inequalities it means that many people in places lik this have an increased risk of getting sick and dying of covid-19. in fact, research shows you arei more thatimes more likely to lose your life to coronavirus if you are black than whiten washington dc, the worst racial disparity in the whole country. and one public hospital to serve the whole city. >>ev it wastating to watch this community t destroyed by the virus.
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wiped out. i am afraid of the outcome for is community once the cases continue to spike. reporter: the pandemic has also worsened another crisis, hunger. this food bank has had to change how it does t food to homes across the city in order to limit the numbers coming in. >> we typically reserve about 400 households per day. we have seen many days in this pandemic where we have s0ved over 100 households. a big spike and feud insecurity. reporter: it is the people who alread have theeast that face the most precarious future. it has the seat of f powor one of thest ric countries in the world. katty: at the age of 90,
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margaret keenan became famous around the road yesterday. the firsperson to have the vaccine in the u.k. ftshe he hospital this afternoon. this contains some flashing images. reporter: yesterday, margaret keenan became the most talked about 90-year-old in the world. >> margaret keenan. reporter: she was theerfirst present outside of clinical ials to have the pfizer vaccine ainst coronavirus. [applause] today she got to leave hospital after making plenty of goodbyes. >> goodbye, thank you. reporter: hauter sue and her grandson connor were iting. she says that this whole thing
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has been a whirlwind, and she is pleased tget home during family. there were a few tears when she saw the bird -- saw t>>m. so good to see you. and then the inevitable fans asking for photos. reporter: margaret turns 91 nndt weekays that this vaccine was the best of the present. a bunch of flowers is always a welcome gift. catherine burns, bbc news. katty:haa spectacular woman. quick breaking news out of bru els. we a told there was a frank discussion about the significant obstaclethat remain in the brexit negotiations. thereapre largebetween the two sides, and it is uncleae if they canidge. they have agreed to additional discussions.
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t the prime minister does nt to leave any root to a possible deal untested. bothgree that by sunday, there should be a positioned dec you can find more on our website and the brexit talks on we narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... laguage specialists teachin spanish, french and more. raymond james. the freeman foundation by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; ng solutions for america's neglected needs. d by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank u.
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captioning sponsored py newsductions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, a grim reality-- covid cases and deaths cohentinue to surge across u.s., as hospital beds become in short supply. we look at efforts to curb the economic toll. then, too much power? facebook under fire fr states claiming the social media giant needs to be reined in. plus, bearing the brunt-- how women are disproportionately bearing the cost of cot home and at work. >> i think if it wasn't for my sister helping me out, i'llt probably be the street with my kids. >> woodruff: all that and more on tonight's p newshour.


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