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berlin. tonight, europe announcing its green deal for the future. the plan spending one trillion euros to stop using call and become carbon neutral in 30 years. that is one quarter of the total budget. our correspondent, what is the money going to be spent on? germany leading a new effort to halt the fighting in libya. angela merkel inviting key players we peace conference after a libyan military
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commander refused to sign a cease-fire agreement in moscow. and a miracle in the snow for some, but for others, it is already too late. more than 90 are killed in severe weather across pakistan, while e souther -- several othes are still missing. wiping out at least one village and blocking roads. i am. to our viewers on pbs in the united states and around the world, welcome. tonight, the european union is announcing plans to dedicate one quarter of its total budget to tackling climate change. the europe investment plan will
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direct one trillion euros into climate protection over the next decade. the goal is to reach carbon neutrality across europe withinn 30 years. >> this is what the united states m moon landing looks lik. when i it comomes to o climate prototection, the europopean commission does not shy away from drawing comparisons to that event. >> we do not have all the answers yet. today is the start of a journey. this is europe's man on the moon moment. >> a green deal for the european union is one of the first major policy proposals since she took office. her vision commits the eu to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. until then, greenhouse emissions would have to be reduced, stored or compensated. the eu commission says it wants to mobilize one trillion euros
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from various sources across the next decade to make buildings more energy efficient and industry more environmentally friendly. regions all over europe are transitioning away from coal. she urges the eu to move quickly and take the lead in growing >> a green economy. >>let's take this to our correspondent in strasbourg, france. what will this green deal money be spent on exactly. what are the priorities here? >> the green deal is designed to slash carbon emissions and the transition mechanism being talked about here is supposed to help countries transfer from a not so environmentally friendly economy to a green economy and limiting missions. to give you an example, if you are a coal miner in germany or
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poland for example, you could receive training funded by the just transition mechanism by the green deal to work in a more environmentally friendly field and not have to lose your job when the country stops working with coal. at the same time, buildings will be invested in to become more energy efficient and there will be investments in electric. brent: the saying goes the budget giveth, the budget taketh. does this mean other priorities will suffer to make these cuts available? >> not necessarily. one trillion euros, that is 12 zeros, but only 7.5 billion euros will come from the eu budget. that is the just transition fund. this will be pulled from the eu
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budget and where exactly -- the long-term eu budget -- and where exactly that will come from could come from the social fund, could come from original sources. the majority will come from private investment, which the commission hopes to be able to leverage. these will be backed by the european investment bank. brent: you are talking as if this is a done deal, but there may be opponents. who is likely to oppose the deal? >> one thing politicians and lawmakers have taken issue with across party lines is that the money coming from the eu budget is relatively small. 7.5 billion dollars out of $1 trillion. a lot of the money that is planned is not 100% sure.
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another issue people are taking is that many countries will receive less money out of this program than they pay in. for example, germany. that aside, the majority of political groups here decided that this is a very important deal. they disagree on some of the technicalities. brent: our correspondent with the latest on the european union plan green deal. thank you. can germany's chancellor help peace in libya? that is the hope. berlin confirming that has invited the two rival governments of libya and their generals as well as the countries supporting them to talks here in berlin. it is an attempt to shore up a shaky cease-fire and it comes one day after the strongman left a peace conference in moscow without signing the deaeal that was reportedly already on the table.
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>> the talks were meant to bring in and to the conflict in libya and ba dip a medic victory. after the geneneral left the tas without agreeing to a long-term truce, they appeared to end in failure. speaking to media one day after, the russian foreign minister played down the outcome. >> representatives of libyan society met in moscow with the participation. we will continue our work on this track. soso far, there has been no definitive outcome. >> libya has seen heavy fighting for months. the country's administration is based in tripoli. it is facing a power challenge from the rival administration in
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the eastst of the country.y. their forces called themselves the libyan national army and are being assisted by russia and regionalllies, egypt, saudi arabia and the uae. ankara, along with the, is backing the government. earlier this month, turkeys parliament gave erdogan the green light to send troops to tripoli. after the moscow talks failed to answer a solution, he provided a clear warning. >> in the coming days, we will be closely following the legitimate government. in the event that attacks against the legitimate government and our libyan brothers continue, we will never refrain from giving him the lesson he deserves. >> now, the focus moves from
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moscow to berlin. german chancellor angela merkel has invited top officials from a host of countries for peace talks in the hope that this time around, something might different. brent: let's brief you on some of the other stories making news around the world. european countries havee triggered the dispute mechanism of the iran nuclear deal in reresponse to breaches of the agreement. eu foreign policy chief says that the aim is toto briri tehrn back into compliance, but it could also spell the end and a rerern to sanctions in iraq.q. authorities said t they have arresteded s seral people, including the maker of this video in connection with the accidental downing of the ukrainian airline flight last week. 176 people were killed after a missile struck the plane. iran's president says a special courtt will be set up to probe
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the disaster. protesters have launched what they are calling a week of anger to demand the country's leaders resign. lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis in decades. the national currency losing 60% of its value. protesters are blame the governments mismanagement and corruption. severe weather across pakistan and kashmir have left 100 people dead and more missing. one valley was hit by several avalanches. one hey village, killing 19 people. authorities have launched rescue missions, but access is a problem. >> the mountains of pakistan, rescuers are looking and listening for signs of lifife as the snow continues to fall. finding and reaching the location is hard enough.
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the next task is to dig through meters of snow to reach people buried in the avalanche. >> these areas are cut off from ththe cities. in the evevening, you don't know what c condition people e are i. >> and while, in western pakistan, heavy snowfall has destroyed and d in some cases buried dozens of houses. again, accccsibility is thwarting efforts to find survivors and victims. >> so far, most of the casualties are due to ththe constructition of houses s in a differenent part of t the provi. >>hile efforts are being madade to reopen roroads and reach peoe
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at groround level, in many case, airlrlift is the only option. as the hours tick by, the chances of finding survivors is diminishing rapidly. brent: in the united states, the race to decide which democrat will challenge donald trump in the presidential election this year is about to become smaller. right now, there are 13 possible candidates but that will be reduced after a crucial first primary vote in three weeks. tonight, the top six candidates will face off in a televised bay. these top six are many familiar faces. joe biden, vice president under barack obama, and pete to judge, the former mayor of south bend indiana. he is the first openly gay candidate to run for the white house. then there is the minnesota senator, amy klobuchar.
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you see her in the middle. vermont senator bernie sanders, billionaire executive tom steyer , and massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. warren is a former professor who rose to national prominence by litigating against bankers and corporations before working as an economic advisor to president barack obama. here is more. >> she views selfies as a crucial part of her campaign and says she has a plalan for everything. elizabeth warren, one of the top tier democratic hopefuls. oklahoma city, oklahoma. elizabeth warns hometown. hours before she is set to speak at her high school, people are already lining up. >> i haven't decided who i am voting for but i am interested. >> any particular issues? >> all of them.
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i am interested in her solution for student debt, and i know she has talked about affofordable childcare. things likike that are concernig to me especially as a young mom who has lots of debt. >> the crowd seems fired up when she takes the stage. elizabeth warren talks about growing up in oklahoma. >> i i have three older brother. >> about her family and how they struggled financially after her dad's heart attack. >> when my mother walked to sears and got a minimum wage job, a minimum-wage job would support a family of three. it would pay a mortgage, cover the utilities, and put food on the table. today, a minimum wage job in america will not keep a mom and a baby out of poverty. that is wrong, and that is why i
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am in this fight. >> elizabeth is running for president, promising to bring about big structural change with the goal of tilting power toward working people and away from corporations and the rich. that seems to resonate with many in the u.s., not only here in oklahoma city. one prominent liberal, as a young adult, she was not much of an activists and for many years, registered as a republican. the university of texas, it was herere that elizabeth warren ben her work on bankruptcy. this was one of her colleagues at this time helping her launch a large study on the topic. >> she is really driven by a desire to protect ordarary amicicans. whatever she may have thought growing up, but what she thinks
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now based on the data, is there are a lot of people in deep financial trouble, nott because they went on wild spending sprees, but because they fell ththrough the cracks in th system. >> as a presidential candidate, worn pledges to take on big finance, big pharma, and big tex. critics say shehe is too far le, corporate america's worst enemy, frightening even to democrats. >> if the best democrats can offer is business as usual, democrats will lose. >> in oklahoma city, it is difficult to find anyone who is not inspired by her resolve to fight. >> for me, it translates personally because most often, we are not supposed to be fighters and she is changing ththat stereotype. >> in terms of beating donald trump, i think she has a big chance.
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i would d love to see the first female president elected as president of the united states. >> it is a long run against daunting odds, but elizabeth warren hopes to o win by getting out and talking to people face to face. brent: human rights watch has published its human rights watch 2020. one of the major countries in focus is china. the report highlights the plight of the one million muslims held in so-called political education camps. it says they are forced to disavow their identity and become loyal government subjects. beijing has continued censoring domestic media and put pressure on foreign companies to quash any criticism. the report also focuses on china for its surveillance of its own
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people, calling it the most intrusive public monitoring system that the world has ever known. the people at human rights watch can talk about that with credibility. i am joined at the big table tonight by the minute human rights watch germany. it is good to see you again. we had your boss, the executive director last night on this show. talking about he wanted to release this report yesterday in hong kong. he was refused entry to the country on sunday. were you surprised to see the authorities in hong kong say, you can't come in? >> we knew it was a risk, because of china's quashing of free speech and any criticism of
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china. it was also proof of what we are saying, that china is not tolerating any questions. with throwing us out or not letting us into hong kong, it actually punish the ones who are criticizing the oppression of the chinese government. brent: it sends the message that china not only wants to silence the message, it is also willing to keep the message or out of the question. >> absolutely. we see this increasingly. it is probably why we publish the result this year. it is because china's human rights violations are spreading globally. we have seen human rights violations in china for many years becoming worse and worse. increasingly, the reach of the
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chinese government to silence its critics is globally reaching abroad to other countries, students, chinese students in australia for example. universities. they are being punished by criticizing china. brent: it is like a contagion. the more power and influence china has globally, the higher the likelihood is that people will think twice before they speak their mind when they do things that we would consider part of basic human rights. >> absolutely. china has a lot of power to pressure other countries to stay numb. that is why we call on the states, on governments to band together those who dare to speak out because if one countryry dos it, it is hard to keep this going. we need to see teams of countries speak loudly against china. brent: reporting on this is part
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of the effort, but we both know that china does not allow dw news to be broadcast within china. the chinese people don't see us, so at the end of the day, you have to ask, can this report really change anything in china? >> re-think so, because this report is calling on the country -- on other countries to stand up against china. we want to motivate and encourage countries to stand upp for the rights s of people. those people are fighting for human rights. brent: the director of human rights watch germany, we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us tonight. it could happen any time and when it does, the lives of millions could be threatened. authorities in the philippines fear a volcano close to the capital is about to a wrapped.
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the government raised threat levels after it began spewing ash and lava sunday. 30,000 people have fled, but nearly half a million have chosen to stay. >> -- from people canono is everywhere. even without a major eruption, residents have been hit hard. >> the ash from the volcano travels with the wind and blows in our direction. it didn't just affect us physically but also our livelihood. our business had to close down. it will take a wild to clean up. i feel bad for the workers, especially those who rely on our business to support themselves. >> some are already attempting a cleanup but the philippine authorities are clclear.
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things could stillll get m much worse. >> the condidition remains alelt level four. that m means a hazardous explose eruption could takee place in a timeframe frame of hours to days. >> this is what the authorities are afraid of, as well as the potential danger for lava. in explosive corruption could cause part of the volcano to collapse, triggering a tsunami. with no certainty of her when disaster could strike, residents and their livelihoods are left in limbo. brent: the spanish football powerhouse barcelona have sacked their coach after 2.5 seasons. the club. to lose confidence despite being top of the spanish league and him leading them to a league and cup double and retaining the vital season. a former coach will be his
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replacement. >> he world's most powerful are ambivalent toward him. one of slovenia's best-known investigative journrnalists, his researarch into the finish armss dealer helped put a former prime minister in prison for two years on corruption charges. but his sensitive findings atattracted thehe interest of intelligence agencies. he believes that includes germany's intelligence service. that is why he is in germany's constitutional court fighting with other journalists against surveillance. >> any intelligence agency -- i am doing it in the public interest. i think we generally think, , wy
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should they y spy on us?s? >> while the surveillance of journalists in germany is restricted, germany's intelligence services may spy outside the country. they can collect data, what happens to the information they collect is unknown, but in and era of international terrorism, intelligence agencies are cooperating more closely than evever before. > eveverybody knonows a litte about the contemporary history knows about t the intelligigenc, the intelligence serviceces havv been shaped and coordrdated by gegermany. >> that is why he and other journalists demand the same constitutional protection as their german counterparts. they believe the intelligence services techniques are making journalists jobs more difficult.
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>> investigative journalists already have a difficult job. there are a lot of pressures, threats, legal issueues, and systemic surveillance is making it much more difficult, because many possible sources -- >>0 years ago, germany's constitutional court turned down a legal action, but this time, the judges will hear the case and there are signs of they will take a more nuanced approach. brent: a reminder of our top story, europe has announced its green deal for the future. the plan the european union will supplant -- spend one trillion euros to become carbon neutral. that is one quarter of the entire budget. authorities in the philippines -- the volcano about 60
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kilometers south of manila's spewing lava, forcing thousands to flee the region. you are watching dw news. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. stick around. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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. this report. in our over one year on twenty four unfolds twenty four .com. you're watching france twenty four and this is live from paris with me charlie james here's what's ahead on the program. articles of impeachment against donald trump to be officially sent to the us senate. this means the trial will begin in a matter of days determining whether the president stays in office. could this really be the end of the iran nuclear deal three e. u. nations ratcheting upp the presessure o on iran stop violag the terms tehran is reacting anger. and protest start back up in lebanon demanding an end to the political and economic crises


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