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this is d.w. news coming to you live from berlin sounding the alarm over the spread of ebola in the democratic republic of congo confusion at the border with rwanda as authorities try to stop crossings after another death in the city of goma fears from an epidemic are growing also coming up the u.s. said to abandon a key cold war arms control treaty why the end of the intermediate range nuclear forces agreement raises concerns about a new global arms race. uses
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a rally to push his aggressive china trade policy but the u.s. president stopped short of doubling down on racist attacks on the democrats. hope singer adding a touch of glamour to the hong kong pro-democracy protests how denise ho is putting her own career at risk with her outspoken attacks on china. hello i'm terry marchin good to have you with us here's a growing of an escalation in the a bold break in the democratic republic of congo the wife and child of a man who died earlier this week have been confirmed as new cases of the infection authorities are most. turned about and knew it boulder cases in go this is
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a city of 2000000 people directly on the border to rwanda it's feared the by risk could spread throughout the city and beyond more than 1800 people have died since the old outbreak in congo a year ago the united nations says it's the 2nd deadliest outbreak in history and has declared a global emergency. after a 3rd death from a bowl in the congolese border city of goma rwanda briefly closed through wrote a drastic attempt to limit the diseases spread but one that threatens the livelihoods of those who commute between the 2 countries hours later the border was open again the un saying closure actually makes it harder to contain it polar or more remote areas where you can do a process of me or you can find a different way when you when that starts to happen the ability to see the matter not become stems from typical so it's actually by duckie not only interests either
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country nearly 2000 people have died from it polar so far but it's been difficult to tackle the virus because this part of the d c has seen a complex 20 year civil war being fought between rebel groups and the government 2 decades of conflict means that people living here are suspicious of the authorities even those aiming to contain the outbreak and now for the 1st time in this region it spread to a large border city goma. some are now demanding more action here picketing u.n. headquarters the u.n. now says that to contain the virus it must better predict where it might go next the. spring in trish newport here she's from doctors without borders in geneva switzerland and she's coordinating the organizations of boulder response in the democratic republic of congo thank you very much for being with us this morning 1st of all how big is the risk of the boulder spreading in goma and beyond there's
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definitely the risk so after one year's a break there have been more than 2700 cases more than 1700 deaths but it's not just those numbers that are concerning it's the fact that every week about 40 percent of the new cases were never identified before it's people at risk of having ebola what that means is that we don't know who to be monitoring and we don't know where the people are that could be at risk of developing ebola that means we have no visibility over the epidemiological situation and it definitely increases the risk of spread of the disease talking about the disease spreading the world health organization does not recommend any restrictions on travel saying that that can actually hamper the fight against the boulder can you explain that to us. definitely so when you close borders the border between goma and rwanda has about 15000 people that pass by the border every day if you close the border it doesn't
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stop people from moving it just forces them to find unofficial border unofficial crossings to go through right now the border has screening in place so they screen and take the temperature of everyone passing through the border if that closes you're going to have people passing into the other countries unofficial e with their temperatures being screened so what we really need to do is and reinforce the screening that's being done at the borders now authorities have been like your organization been trying to tackle this a bold outbreak for more than a year and now why is it proving so difficult to contain it's a great question so this is the 1st time that there's been an ebola outbreak in an area of active conflict and since the very beginning there hasn't been a lot of community engagement so engaging the community in the bowl of response well that has improved somewhat we're not necessarily responding to the priorities that the community sees that they have a lot of people save their priority is making sure they are safe that they have
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access to treatment for the other things that kill them like nice malaria diarrhea and access to clean water and ebola is not their priority and if we don't start listening to them and responding to these other priorities not just people and we're never going to actually gain the trust of the community and we won't be able to put an end to this outbreak thank you so much the trish newport there from doctors without borders in geneva switzerland. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today saudi arabia says it will allow women to obtain a passport and travel without approval from a male relative if attractive the reforms would erode the guardianship system which considers women as equal to children and gives men control over them there have been several recent high profile attempts by saudi women to escape their guardians all of them britons pro european liberal democrats of one of byelection claiming
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a seat in parliament from the governing conservative party it's a blow to prime minister boris johnson in his 1st electoral test since taking office the loss reduces johnson's working majority in parliament to just one head of an expected showdown with lawmakers over a possible no deal. and medics say at least 4 people have been killed by gunfire in the sudanese city as tens of thousands gathered to protest it's not yet clear who opened fire on monday a paramilitary group was accused of shooting students at a demonstration. brazil's president shire both has replaced 4 members of a commission investigating disappearances and murders during the country's dictatorship they include the commission head who criticised the move last month the commission confronted both the nara a former army captain on the state's role in the killing of leftist activists in
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1974. today the united states will formally abandon a landmark cold war weapons control treaty for raising fears of a new global arms race the demise of the intermediate range nuclear forces agreement signals the end of legal limits on the nuclear arsenals of the u.s. and russia. if $987.00 the historic agreement between the soviet union and the united states. tough and ronald reagan signed the i.n.f. treaty marking a change of course after decades of cold war nuclear tension. the root of the tension was this the soviet s s 20 missile a nuclear warhead that could strike western europe at short notice. that worried those european countries on the other side of the iron curtain were well within the missiles reach of 5 and a half 1000 kilometers. the u.s.
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response was to deploy its own mid range pershing missiles in europe that was met with protests across the west the demonstrations showed demand for a new direction the result was the i.n.f. treaty. it banned all ground launched ballistic missiles with ranges of between $505.00 and a half 1000 kilometers the soviet union got rid of $1846.00 intermediate range missiles in the united states about half as many. by $991.00 a total of $2692.00 missiles were destroyed. now president onil trump has officially withdrawn the us from the treaty washington and its nato allies save russia has deployed new intermediate ground missiles that violate the i n f sterns moscow for its part has also pulled out of the treaty charging that washington has breached the i.m.f.
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by setting up missile defense stations in eastern europe the analysts worry a new cold war style arms race could be looming. well spring indeed obvious teri schultz in brussels terry this treaty is now history why have the u.s. and russia not succeeded in keeping it alive. well terry if if you talk to the americans they will say the treaty has in effect been dead for years because they have documented for several years russia's violation in creating this missile which goes beyond the ranges allowed by the treaty so basically when the u.s. said that russia would have until today to return to compliance to destroy this missile system i don't think it really expected that to happen this was just a formality in documenting that you know one side is is only if only one side is it hearing to the treaty it's not working and the europeans though it took
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some took some time came in line behind the united states on that and now there is complete unity at nato which which was a hard sell for the americans in the beginning now many see the terminations of this treaty as a threat to global peace u.n. secretary general antonio terry had this to say yesterday the intermediate nuclear forces. there is a landmark agreement that helps trivialize europe and the cold war when it expires tomorrow the world variable break on nuclear war and these are likely are. the steps both by i believe the. chair is the u.n. secretary general right to be worried are we facing a new threats possibly a new arms race. well he's certainly not alone in being worried many people fear that now with no constraints on intermediate range nuclear missiles that russia
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already has a system and now the u.s. may try to match it now the americans have been quite reassuring to the europeans saying they don't plan to put a land based intermediate range nuclear missiles in europe again but that doesn't mean that they won't put them somewhere else or sea based so i think that people are very concerned about this and looking ahead there's also a lot of concern that the new start treaty another another restriction on nuclear warheads may not be reapproved by the trumpet ministration in february 2021 if they feel that that simply the united states is the only one that's limiting its nuclear development with china way out ahead on this and no treaties constraining chinese development i think the united states is really interested in getting all of the big developers into one treaty now but it doesn't seem to be much hope that that is really going to work now this particular treaty the i.n.f.
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treaty was signed in the 1980 s. between the u.s. and the former soviet union could it be argued that it was all salit anyway given the rise of china as you mentioned and also the development of other lethal weapons . certainly that has been one of the arguments made but i think that most europeans would have been more comfortable if the i.m.f. had been kept in place while you negotiate a new treaty while you try to bring china into the process here and bring in these new new weapons under another framework but basically what everyone concluded is that russia is violating it and it's more dangerous to allow that to happen while the united states you know restrains itself and that's certainly the view of the european countries along the russian border the baltic states are more comfortable with dumping the i.n.f. than keeping it under these circumstances cherry thank you very much t w teri
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schultz there in brussels u.s. president donald trump has used around me in ohio to push is aggressive policies on trade with china ahead of the gathering trump announced a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300000000000.00 in chinese exports that he has not already taxed the president also attacked leading democrats. because alexander phenomena reports from cincinnati truck stop short of making any more remarks that could be seen as racially offensive. for diane ridden things are falling into place right now born and raised in cincinnati she has been a republican for decades she even met her has spent on the party event and stay and read and is an ardent supporter of president strom she says there are plenty of reasons for him to get 3 electorates unemployment as an all time low employment at an all time high the stock market is as high which means all of our investment
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accounts are all very high right now he believes in secure borders i believe in secure borders i think to have a country you have to control who comes in and out of our country in downtown cincinnati the crowds began gathering hours before the rally as they already chairwoman the if they hamilton county republican party they yawn redden enter the arena through of v.i.p.'s entrance i'm excited about going to decide about it all day it was hard to concentrate and work this morning to get that out of the way so i can god be god freedom during the afternoon usually trump uses his release like he uses his twitter accounts to praise he's accomplishments and to rate his opponents last month he attacks democratic congress women of color urging them to go back to where they came from and they do more then a year before election day president john making no secret of the element of piecemeal like. they have been very very 5
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concern for stability and political correct and that is what he supported dress like a policy because they see it he tells it like it is on like and the al there are all these. democrat lawmakers care more about illegal aliens then they care about their own constituents they put foreign citizens before american citizens they would love to see a guy like sleepy joe biden who has no clue what the hell he's doing. in cincinnati tromp attacked from an and democrats painting them as leftwing extremists but he avoided remarks that could be criticized as racially charged when you believe that there were no center back jan said he didn't talk about politicians of color very very much yes i we did not want that is the cincinnati and i did not want any of that here so there was no negative about that so that was
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a big plus for diane read and was happy with the trump rally in cincinnati he was talking to his crowd here she said at the where he's people are washington bureau chief alexander from nobody filed that report while she followed of course the president to cincinnati and joins us now from there it's under what does this rally tell us about how president troll is approaching his reelection campaign. well terry this was a very typical bradley i would say and was quite interesting to see how president trump and he's a reelection campaign how they're trying to fire up he's base he was talking about it's a growing economy about accomplishments appointing conservative judges about him being pro choice and pro 2nd amendment at the same time he has been a time he has been intensifying his attacks on democratic party on prominent
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democrats and not stopping short of using inflammatory rhetoric and by doing so he is encouraging and exploiting existing divisions even though he didn't mention for congresswoman off democratic congresswoman off color here today but he still does is not stopping short of as i said using quite inflammatory retore rhetoric tolstoi alexander about the timing and location of this rally why cincinnati why now. well cincinnati or let's say ohio was selected for this event because trump come pains and consider as a high you know along with oliver twist on battlegrounds as crucial for his reelection he is still very popular here but according to latest data joe biden is leading to trompe in ohio with 50 to 42 percent so
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it's important for president to make sure that he space here is still supporting him xander thank you very much our washington bureau chief of xander from naaman there in cincinnati ohio you're watching g.w. news still to come this cantonese promising adding a touch of glamour to the hong kong pro-democracy protests denise who puts her own career at risk in the process. the polish capital warsaw came to a standstill on thursday as the city marked the 75th anniversary of the warsaw uprising holes gather to alter the thousands who were killed fighting the nazi occupation during world war 2 as many as 35000 citizens fought in the battle the uprising lasted 2 months but was brutally crushed.
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poles marked the 75th anniversary of the warsaw uprising. a member of the resistance christina she was just 15 years old at the time she lost fellow fighters every day many were executed darsheel safary in the memories a lot so deep in me that my feelings about the people at the time and the uprising in general are just as strong as they were back then to some of your posts that i was on august 1st 1944 the polish home army spearheaded an underground war against the occupying german forces after 2 months of fighting the nazis destroyed almost the entire city in an act of revenge $200000.00 poles were killed and. germany's foreign minister heikal moss came to apologize. sherman mishra does it apply i am ashamed of what was done to your country by germans and in the name of germany
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shame image and i am also ashamed of the fact that it was brushed under the carpet for far too long after the end of the war warmest masses visit was not easy not only because of germany's historic guilt but also due to relations between germany and poland at the moment berlin has criticised warsaw its judicial reforms and poland has reopened the issue of wartime reparations its failure but are so old world of i holes rebuilt the destroyed capital by themselves. that shows that there is a more far reaching issue here and it's the reason why we did not consider the question of reparations as having been resolved. over time the commemoration of the worse or uprising became a symbol of polish unity but with the general election looming in a few months time observers say right wing forces have begun instrumental lies in this historic day and many see poland's government also tapping into that nationalist sentiment.
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of course but it olivia courthouse was in warsaw we asked her about the current political dimensions of the commemorations. well indeed it is dividing society i would say i'm standing here in the very center of course and. right next to me we saw a nationalist marched starting so far right the far right organized the march which started here while also regular citizens just came here and next to a pulse of culture they were paying their honor to the to the fighters so indeed the far right is using it but also the governmental part of the law and justice they they they use it because for them for their politics identity politics is a very big part and for them it's a symbol of a strong poland independent and sovereign potent. one of the phone calls best known pop stars is bringing
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a touch of glamour to the city's ongoing pro-democracy protests cantonese singer denise ho has used her celebrity status to address the united nations her work is banned in mainland china but she still plays a prominent role at the demonstrations in hong kong. i think iraq that the news you can a story more to say oh country pop star denise who and her fans are attending a protest in the suburbs you know. the fools gold you marcus the protesters were attacked by suspected criminal gangs 2 days demonstrators are here to denounce the bomb that is 10 police soon start to disperse the protest. i. was being the familiar face of the anti-government it's. the way that the
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chinese government they have been trying to. torana us into this population where we are. no playing clarities and then just giving up everything it's just not going to happen because it's a totally different culture. and he's always a performer of so called canto pop hong kong signature pop music style that has made the city's entertainment industry popular throughout east asia including on the chinese mainland has always stood out in the region's entertainment business in 2012 she was the 1st hong kong celebrity to ever come out as alleged it.
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was. but the biggest step for her came in 2014 when she openly supported the pro-democracy umbrella movement she immediately lost access to china's huge mainland market when the music was back shortly afterwards a record company used asian music and did her contract i can tell you i work with that. but then you'll i guess you have to you have to. decide what you saw in the situations where the whole people is facing. such a big crisis. since then she has learnt to be their own manager right now she's trying to organize a concert in hong kong's biggest venue because lizzie and. i got rejected.
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whole 5 times if. i got the application through in 2016 but. 16 so. whatever the outcome may be she would not have to worry about being able to fill the venue within the city. has won anything. to be spoiling our reporting there just a reminder of the top stories we're following for you concerns are growing of an escalation in the a polish break in the democratic republic of congo after a 3rd recent death it's fear the virus could spread throughout the border city of goma and. then the u.s. is set to formally abandon the key cold war weapons control treaty and of the intermediate range nuclear forces agreement raises fears about a new global arms race. you're watching news still to come
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asian stocks are trading down after the u.s. now has another round of tariffs against beijing china has already responded saying more tariffs are not the way to see the trade you. see here in just a moment with much more business news thanks for being with us and i'm terry market .
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