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berlin. in the united states, a super tuesday showdown. millions are casting ballots in 14 states holding democratic primaries. can moderate democrats unite behind joe biden and deal a blow to front runner bernie sanders? ankur the billionaire, michael bloomberg, could he be the spoiler? also coming up, a show of susupport for greece as the european union faces another migration crisis. >> those who seek to test
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europe's unity will be disappointed. we will hold the line and our unity will prevail. brent: eu commission president ursula von der leyen vowing to help greece to deal with thousands of refugees. greece has been blocking thousands of them trying to cross its border from neighboring turkey. as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, we will meet a hong kong family that has been told to self bar. we will say how they and others like them are dealing with the isolation. ♪ brent: i'm brent goff. to our viewers on pbs in the united states and around the world, welcome. we start tonight in the united states where millions of people are casting ballots in the
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country super tuesday primaries. it is the biggest day of the camping -- campaign calendar for the democratic candidates still left in the race for the presidential nomination. what's crucial about super tuesday is that 14 states are holding primaries today, under the system, the more votes a candidate gets in each state, the more delegates they are awarded. the states with the most democratic delegates up for grabs our california, with 415, and there you see in the south, texas 228. once the results are in, it could become clear who has the best shot at clinching the democratic presidential nomination. let's take a closer look at california. the states large latino population is expected to play a big role in today's primary. alexander phenom and traveled to los angeles to see which i issus are energizing latino voters there.
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>> on air with armando acquire, a produce e th k wk w, a latino radio station, sports, not politics is his passion. but this tuesday, armando says many latinos just like him are eager to get out and vote. >> they are looking for a good leader. they are looking for somebody who will give you coconfidence, give them that piece -- peace for their own living. most latinos, we live paycheck to paycheck. reporter: president donald trumump's polilicies and rhetorc disturb many latinos. they all are hoping for a candidate who can replace him. as soon as california moved its primary to super tuesday, it was clear. latinos would be crucial in choosing the democrats presidential nominee. they represent roughly a third
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of the states eligible voters and their influences growing. a rally in downtown los angeles, california's super tuesday with his 415 delegates. no wonder the candidates are campaigning to the very last minute. these are bernie sanders supporters. he seems to be the most successful candidate in reaching the late taino voters. >> i think he talks to a lot of people that feel disenenfranchid by big corporations. >> special interest,t, whether t is b big oil, big pharma, the gn industry, are essentially creating our policy wiwith their money. and what bernie sanders is doing is trying to take the power away from those big corporations and give it back to the people like us. >> people are struggling right now, people are falling into homelessness for the first time because rent is too high. homes guarantee candidate.
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i believe we need to invest in mass public housing. reporter: after the rally at leo's s taught go truruck, a por place in the neighborhood, we meet christian, policy director at the latino community foundation whose goal it is to make sure that every single latino can vote. he is hoping for a high turnout on super tuesday. >> latinos have been traumatized living under the trump administration. you look at the child's operation crisis, he tried to end the dadaca program. i feel like latinos in this election are seeing this as a moment to really fight back and actually stand up to what is happening in our country today. reporter:n super tuesday seemsms like an important first step to bring about a change. brent: let's pick up the story by going to washington. our reporter is on the story. good evening to you. bernie sanders, he is looking
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strong in california due to the latino vote. but do latino voters, do they think they will be better off economically with a president sanders? >> i think yes, actually. it is not of the question anymore if bernie sanders will carry california, and that is thanks to the latino vote. it is how well will he do all over today on super tuesday? but specifically in california. the latino democratic vote is more progressive and liberal than anywhere else. for example, in texexas. as you know, joe biden was in texas yesterday. he was endorsed by mr. buttigieg and amy klobuchar and beto o'rourke, specifically that was not an accident in texas. because here he has a chance to get more of the leading a vote in texas, may be carrying this state. sanders, california, the latino vote there is at least the
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experts and exert over -- and observers say that is for bernie sanders. . they are hoping bernie sanders will make all the difference to them. brent: so we have sanders there. strong in california. we have this stop bernie push inside the democratic party. we have everyone rallying around joe biden. are we talking really now about a race of two camps that will come down to these two candidates? >> yes. and no. yes, in terms that you are right, the democratic establishment is rallying around joe biden because they are scared of bernie sanders. bernie sanders, his campaign doesn't want anything to do with him. at some point, and that happens today as we speak now. of course, the bernie sanders campaign is touting a totally different hororn and sayaying we need to have a unity, we are democrats and the most important goal is to get donald trump out of the house behind me in
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november. and have a democratic president instead. however, you absolutely are right, bernie sanders is nothing only one here. there michael bloomberg from new york who is the x factor. nobody knows how he will perform because he was never on the ballot in all of those poles and primaries before. he's the first time now on all the ballots. and he spent millions of dollars in ads. we will see -- it is everybody's best guess how well mr. bloomberg will do. and don't forget, it warren. she is still napping a percentage and votes probably away from bernie sanders. he can't like this. biden, of course, he's fine with this. bottom line, everybody asks right now, where is elizabeth warren? where's the campaign? how long will she hold on? brent: a very good point. what about these endocyte -- these undecided voters?
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they are always key in u.s. elections. which democratic candidate do you think will attract the most voters when we get to november? >> my bet is on joe biden. and here's why. he is, if you look at the demographic and at they democratic party demographic in the united states, in total, probably the most electable for many, many democrats. also for many, many independents. and for, remember that term, future former republicans. my bets are on biden, maybe bloomberg. sanders, i think, has no chance overall to be really endorsed by the majority of independents and democrats. brent: we certainly find out. we will be a lot wiser after super tuesday, that's for sure. on the story for us in washington, thank you.
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to europe now, and a sign of solidarity with greece as the european union grapples with a new chapter in the migration crisis. european union leaders have been holding emergency talks today in greece on the country's border with turkey. greece accuses turkey of encouraging migrants to cross its borders illegally, as well as neighboring bulgaria, which is also a member of the european union. days ago, turkey said it will no longer prevent migrants from trying to lead -- leave its territory to reach europe. at is sparking fears of a new wave of migration into the european union. >> people are still stuck on the turkish side of the border. searching for any possible way to get to greece. and further into europe. >> look, just over there, the greek soldiers are watching us. but they are not allowing us to
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enter. it is just 15 to 20 meters away. but they will not let us in. >> we can wait here for four or five months. we are determined to wait. we will not leave. we will not give up. and when they finally open the gates, we will enter. if they don't, we will wait here. >> i don't know if this is turkey's game or europe's, but they are playing with us. they put us in a miserable situation. >> eu leaders came to see the situation for themselves after greece asked for help to secure its land and sea entry points. >> europe has not been up to the task of dealing with the migration crisis. i hope this crisis will serve as a wake-up call for everyone to assume the responsibility. >> the eu leaders announced 700 million euros in a -- in assistance. support for its border protection agency and patrol vessels. >> now is the time for concerted
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action and cool heads and acting based on our values. turkey is not an enemy and people are not just means to reach a goal. we would all do well to remember both in the days to come. >> greek authorities say they have prevented tens of thousands of people from crossing the border. trucks have arrived with supplies. blankets and pillows for makeshift shelters. those looking for a trip to europe are preparing for more days, if not weeks or months, camping out in no man's land. brent: for more, we want to bring in our correspondent. he's following the story from istanbul. good evening to you. we have the situation that they european union is basically ceiling itself off, the borders are closed, refugees are not crossing the border. has turkey's president erdogan, has he miscalculated here?
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>> i think president erdogan's strategy is not about sending hundreds of thousands, a million or so refugees through europe, even though that has been in his rhetoric. president erdogan's strategy is about getting brussels attention. his calculation is that brussels only deals with an issue when there is a crisis. and whatt his concern is not so much around 4 million refugees that are currently in turkey, it is the fear that there is possibly another 1.5 million to 2 million more refugugees coming from idlibib. if not were to occur, the fears would trigger a massive humanitarian crisis, possible social unrest. and this is why he wants brussels to address his concerns with idlib. and it wants to create a safe haven inside idlib. and it is looking for europeans to put pressssure on russia to back this strategy. and they are very buoyed by the
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german chancellor who appealed -- appeared to be supporting this idea and ultimately going forward. they will be looking for billions of euros from europe to build towns and cities to sustain this people living inside idlib. the strategy of creating a refugee crisis now is to get brussels attention over this a looming new crisis that they fear is about to occur. brent: do you think that this is also extortion, using the refugees to get more money out of europe? because there is a deal that was struck back in 2016 that provides billions of euros to turkey to help it deal with the migrants on its soil. is erdogan trying to pump more cash out of europe with this? >> that is certainly part of it. it is more than that. it wants to build up this international consensus, not only from the european union, but also washington, to solve
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what they see as a looming new humanitarian crisis coming from inside syria. and it is equally angry. they say that we make deals with europe, we had this refugee deal signed a few years ago, and brussels have not -- has not honored its side of the deal. europe says that it has not fulfilled its side of the bargain. there is this chasm of mistrust. and they are under no illusions. it has -- there is not a lot of love in brussels, is a transactional relationship and this latest refugee crisis is a reminder that turkey is an important player and has to be listened to. brent: daria jones on the story and istanbul, thank. here are some of the other stories making headlines around the world. powewerful tornadoes that struck the u.s. state of tennessee killining at least 22 people. one of them calls severe damage in nashville, destroying buildings and ripping down power
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lines. tennessee is one of 14 states set to h hold a a dememocratic presidential primary elections today. a volcanano on the i indonesian island has corrupted. it spepewed a cloud of asash and lavava some six kilometers i ino the airir. the erupuption brieflyly promptd the closure of a neararby international aiort. but geologists have not raised the alert t level for m marathi. indonesia's most active volcano. the world health organization says it is controlling an ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of the congo. it is reporting a a lower number of new cases and the disease has now been confined to one province. the who credits a new isolation facility for high risk patients for the diminished number of new infections. good news there. let's turn to the coronavirus and the tough tactics that some governments are using to slow the spread of the pathogen. france says it is seizing stocks
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of facemasks as cases of the infection sore. french president emmanuel macron says authorities will redistribute the masks to health professionals and those already infected with the coronavirus. this as the world health organization warns that protective gear supplies used in fighting the virus are running out globally. worldwide, the total number of cases stands at over 92,000. although over half of those people have recovered from the virus. more than 3100 patients have died. the majority of them, in china. meanwhile in hong kong, the coronavirus has forced people to either self quarantine or to work from home on instructions of their employers. tonight, we look at one family dealing with confinement at home. >> we have summarized. we stocked about three or four bags of rice. >> they are ready for a lockdown. >> water.
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very essential. reporter: the family has been spending a lot of time indoors as city battles to contain the coronavirus. parents have a battle with boredom on their hands. >> my children have been out a week or two. reporter: schools closed, the children are digging into studies alone. and with the derek's company telling staff to work from home, the kitchen table has become a co-working space. hong kong or's are still free to go outside, though the virus is -- has brought and an abrupt end to large gatherings like the months of political protests that gripped the city in recent months. >> this virus actually, i thought it came at a good time. when we are so divided. i hope that this virus hopefully will bring us together again. reporter: some say the
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quarantine conditions have strained divided families. >> in the past, before the outbreak, they can still stay out and avoid the corals with the family members. but these days, they have two stay-at-home. without any choices, they have to face the situation or somehow it will create more tension within the family. reporter: the broader social impact of these measures may take longer to emerge. but for now, the family is coping fine with the confinement. brent: the international olympic committee's executive board has given its support for the summer's olympic games in tokyo to go ahead of schedule. in a statement, the committee expressed its "full commitment" to the success of the olympic games. there are fears the coronavirus could force the olympics to be postponed. in japan, an attempt at business as usual as people are preparing for the games. >> the countdown t to the olympc
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games is still running at tokyo's main train station despite the threat that coronavirus may pose to sports landmark event. in the middle of the crisis, various test events for the olympics are taking place. last weekend's tokyo marathon was one of the biggest, with 38,000 participants from across the world originally scheduled to compete. but two weeks ago, it was decided only around 200 elite athletes would b be allowed to take part b because of fears ovr the coronavirus. even spectators had to keep their distance from the race. the ononly way to watch the stat was on a cell phone. bits of the race did. pass by the fans for a moment, all the worries about the coronavirus were forgotten as top class sports came to tokyo. >> i want to do join in the run but that was not allowed. of course, and still here to
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cheer on the pros.s. rereporter: at the end of the race, japanese favorites had punched his ticket to the olympics, and there was a new women's world record to celebrate. the marathon gave a taste of what to expect at the games. >> i can't believe it. it's so exciting. i'm really looking forward to flying to sap a row for the olympic marathon. reporter: on account of the virus, the number of tourists here had already fallen drastically by the end of january when china issued an exit demand fofor large groups. and there's little sign of the upcoming olympics. >> i had actually planned to equipped with this display here completely with olympic fan articles. but now i will wait a little loloer until i it is certaiain e games will actually take place. reporter:: the hope is that the situation will soon return to normal and excxcement for r the olympics can start to mount in
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earnest. brent: and the u.s. federal reserve is announcing it is cutting interest rates by .5% in response to the coronavirus. this is the first emergency rate cut since the 2008 financial crisis. we will have more on this later in dw business. here's a look at some of the other stories making headlines. in israel's third general election within a year, prime minister benjamin has come out on top. but it appears his likud party and its allies will again fall short of a parliamentary majority, which could mean difficulty in his attempt to form a coalition government. netanyahu goes on trial for corruption charges in just two weeks. residents in several neighborhoods in rio de janeiro are cleaning up after rainfall triggered flash flooding. four people died and thousands were forced to abandon their homes during the storm. water and mud levels rose above
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one meter in many homes. chile's president has threatened to reimpose a state of emergency as antigovernment protests again momentum again. violent clashes hit the capital santiago on monday. the south american country has seen protests over economic inequality and the high cost of living since last october. after more than five years of civil war, rival leaders in south sudan their divisions and formed a unity government last month. many people are still traumatized by the wars, especially the thousands of young people who were recruited, forced to be child soldiers against their will. girls were often raped and used as sex slaves. the united nations is trying to help some of them to rebuild their lives at a special facility in the south of the country. >> south sudan's fragile peace is slowly settling in.
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the u.n. estimates that 19,000 children and adolescents were abducted and used as child soldiers during the five-year civil war. here at the vocational center, some of them are starting to find their feet again. ike christian, he was captured by an armed group at the age of 13. for years, he lived through hell he says. >> it was difficult. they said you can't do these things. if you don't do it, they will kill you. my brother, they killed him. reporter: anna was barely 13 when she was snatched from her way to school. fighters turned her into a killing machine used and abused her. >> [speaking foreign language] translator: when we were there, we were beating people,
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torturing people, robbing people's property. when we were told to shoot people, we had to do it. if you said no, they would torture you or kill you. it was also hard for girls because the boys used us as wives. reporter: as a result, many of the former female child soldiers have little children. anna is no training in sewing. with her new skills, she hopes to make some money to pay for the future education of her little boy. and hers. she dreams of becoming a doctor. the training here is one part of a three year rehabilitation program for former child soldiers, cofounded by the european union humanitarian aid service. >> there are over 2 million children who have lost out on any form of education. what we are trying to focus on is the children because we do not want another lost generation, to give them basic education, basic skills soso thy can paparticipate in the
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reconstruction of their country. reporter:reporter: and rebuild his life as well as his village ravaged by the war. >> men are making concrete houses because our place is full of war. reporter: with the support of trained psychologists who do trauma counseling and the prospect of a long-term job as well as peace and stability, christian has slowly begun to believe in a happier future. brent: here is a reminder of the top stories we are following. the european union chief ursula von der leyen says that europe will provide grease all of the support it needs to deal with the surge of migrants coming from turkey. greece has been preventing thousands of migrants from crossing its borders. that after turkey said it will no longer stop migrants from
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traveling across its territory to reach europe. governments around the world are stepping up their response as the coronavirus spreads. iran says it is temporarily freeing tens of thousands of prisoners from prison to slow the spread of infection. france has announced plans to manage control of protective masks to help fight a global shortage of masks. you are watching dw news from berlin. after a short break, i will be back to take you through "the day." stick around, we will be right back. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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on tuesday. canada's use welcome to live from paris world newews and analysis from france twenty four i'm marco in these are the main world news headlines biden's super tuesday momentum gathers pace the former vice president picks up michael. does it's content is dropping out of the race for the democratic presidential nomination the bernie sanders still of course going strong with good analysis come. cororonavirus c cases continue o rise three thousand dead nineteen thousand infected worldwide. the majority are in china to its lease now the largest infections and outside china's b borders f francee has raisised in a full staff spain


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