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in history. armstrong was his destiny starts july 20th on w. . this is the w.'s line from. makes a final pitch for the european union's top job if we are united on the insight no body will do you fight us from the outset. there would be a commission president also our grimes a position on a range of divisive issues like climate migration and the vote is tonight so i'm
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sure needs a straight majority to be confirmed we'll take you live to strasburg also on the program. report from south africa on signs of progress in the battle against any child big health professional site education is the key to improving outcomes. in the world marks 50 years since apollo 11 blasted off on a mission to put a man on the moon. i'm phil gale welcome to the program. fonda lion has addressed the european parliament in strasburg ah she winds up bid to become the 1st female president of the european commission and her last chance to win any peace support dr fonda line sought to deal with accusations that she's been too vague and so laid out her
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positions on issues including climate change gender equality migration and it. confident and smiling. yet everything is on the line for also the fonda lion who is resigning as a german defense minister and her bid to lead the u. commission. some called her address to parliament the speech of her lifetime the world is calling for more the world needs more you i believe europe should have a stronger and more united voice in the world and it needs to act fast the conservative said european unity is the antidote to the continent's biggest challenges most pressing among them climate change. this is the greatest responsibility and opportunity of our times i want europe to become the 1st climate neutral continent in the world by 2050.
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she celebrated her candidacy as a step forward for women she would become the commission's 1st female leader the german politician also promised a new approach to asylum it was a nod to italy greece and spain which process the most asylum applications because of their proximity to north africa and the middle east fearful peroration a common european asylum system must be exactly that crime and. we can only have stable external borders if we give enough help to member states chasing the most pressure because of where they are on the map we need solidary cheat. on a lie and earn the endorsement of germany's original top choice for the job man fed of eva. she's funny but psychopath and she is a committed european and that's why we will pursue our goals together with her she
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has a european people's party firm support and our vote. a number of europe's social democrats have also given her their blessing but the far right and the far left criticized her speech calling it a bouquet of empty promises she will need the majority of votes in a secret ballot set for this evening. the european parliament in strasbourg correspondent max hoffman is that welcome. on the line speech as it moved the needle how do you write such chances. it appears that the needle has moved a little bit phil were talking to the different groups that were so solid beforehand it seems that she's getting more and more votes from that area take the social democrats for example you know that the german s.b.s. of the german delegation within the social democratic group has been very much against him but they appear to be more and more isolated because the spanish
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delegation which is the strongest delegation within the social democrats is very much in favor of one fund so we expect her to garner about 100 votes out of 154 which is much more than you would have expected a week ago take the liberals for example they're about to make a big announcement in favor of fun so she can expect a big majority of those votes as well so if you have a lot of people here saying it would be very very narrow it might still be narrow but less narrow than before some people even think that's more than 400 votes told and she only needs 374. now i understand you've been you've been speaking with some of the liberal members of palm and. liberal members very important here we talked to one of their representatives cheney earlier to see you know how the mood was among the liberals liberals really hard to tell because they're a pretty varied mix of different influences you have
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a classic liberals and then you also have those from calls movement there and so this is what she had to say. the liberals are crucial for ms from the lion to get a majority today so you are a liberal what did you think of her speech i think that she made a lot of very concrete promises compared to last week's question so i'm very happy that she took on board a lot of our agenda points she was very strong on climate change and really hoping that her rule of law guarantees are indeed her true intentions so we are having a group meeting just off start of plenary finishes and then we'll discuss our opinions and sounds like you're going to vote for her though. i think she put on a convincing performance but i have to discuss with my group before deciding but i have to say it's a saying when a politician can reflect on the views of others that we can engage in real discussion and i think her speech today was very strong you're also from hungary
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and she was very strong on the rule of law enforcing it and some say this is against poland and hungary because they have trouble at the moment with rule of law procedures with the commission do you feel comfortable with this way she's going. i thing that she should be even more concrete on that i am very impressive and i've been living on their victory or a bundle for 9 years and my reason for going into politics is to fight that and iraq and regime that he built up and i am was very sad to see that european leaders often turned a blind eye on his practices i won the european commission to be strong to save guard. and provide guarantees for every european citizen ford freedom of speech and the freedom of conscious behavior. so much software this sounds like it was quite a speech which parts of it will most convincing for. well the beauty of that
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speech was that she really pushed all the different triggers she needed to push for the liberals for example that the small and medium enterprises in the european union are the backbone of the economy she also touched upon a migration you need a new way of handling those things but the most important part here was about climate protection interesting really enough that of course would have been something that caters towards the greens but the greens are the one political group that excluded very early on last week voting for the law and after that speech some of them seemed that they weren't socialist sure about that anymore but climate protection is has just become the most important overall topic in the european parliament and she sprinkled in these parts about her own biography she started out by saying i am a woman this is basically a historic election she mentioned that she has 7 children so this combination of touching all the important points and also putting in some of your personal life
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work quite well here. and is she a good fit for the job. so we do know that she's accustomed to leading big organizations the german military is one of those the bundeswehr even if the reviews about what she did there are very very mixed she does speak 3 languages don't underestimate that it's very important her predecessors spoke excellent german excellent french is english wasn't so good so sometimes it seemed a little awkward her english is absolutely excellent so she fits the bill there she has executive experience something that was very important to french president a man of him we know she's very organized very disciplined so she does seem to fit the bill and that's what we're hearing around most people say this isn't a bad solution. in strassburg fact here. and of course i keeping an eye on proceedings throughout the evening here on d. w.
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now it's let's turn our attention to something of a stories making news around the world the 1st patient in goma a major city in the east of the democratic republic of congo has died prompting fears of a contagious disease could not take hold that the victim was a pastor who became infected last week when visiting a town heavily hit by the outbreak. at least 2 people have died after a residential building collapsed in the indian city of mumbai rescuers are looking for dozens of other people are feared trapped in the rubble and watches are common during monsoon season as fully constructed buildings become weakened by the rights . protesters in question rico have stepped up their calls for the resignation of governor of the condo rossella angry after leaked text messages revealed a culture of intimidation and massage an inside his government governor recenter has so far refused to go saying that it's in the island's best interest for him to stay here. now the latest report from the un says the number of
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new infections of hiv is falling around the world but the downward trend is slowing the report's authors blame that slow down on the reduction in funding for public information south africa is one of the worst affected by hiv and aids one in 7 south africans are living with the virus health professionals say are hard hitting educational campaign is helping to ease the crisis they don't you corresponded address creech center stage reports from the town of show in choirs all in the tower province. engineering student no problem is on her way to the campus health center students can get tested for hiv for free in the waiting room there's a video advertisement for prep a preventative medicine that protects against the virus she began taking prep few months ago which involves taking one tablet per day and going for a checkup every 2 months. hiv aids is spreading like very fast these
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days these years the in our you would so i don't it's a good thing to protect myself and actually i'm proud a wish like everyone can do it because i think this is the easiest way to prevent it has been erased from spending. is trying to persuade more students to use prep to protect themselves against hiv she says that while she wouldn't talk to her parents about hiv the subject is no longer to be amongst her peers the funniest and most of all you think we don't like using condoms for section that is we don't like using condoms so just in case we're not feeling like using condoms we can use it because we know we don't have a problem because we know that we estimate sex if it is to face those who are using the college often ph is one of the 1st to offer age i.v. health center on campus it's part of a project initiated by doctors without borders that has been usually successful in the last few years it's with the help of the project that the area has been able to
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reach the so-called 1990 goal a year ahead of schedule the goal was conceived at the un as a treatment target to help and lee aids epidemic world white the aim is this by 202090 percent of all those living with hiv know their status 90 percent diagnosed with hiv infection will receive and she richer rival therapy and 90 percent of people receiving therapy will have viral suppression since 2 of the 11 when we started it. we men aged 2. pandemic have as it is called this excess of the project is mainly driven by the way in which we approached it from the word go community entry which allowed the community leadership to be part and parcel of the project and one of them is beginning my you said it traditional leader who is open about being h. i.v.
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positive. when i 1st told people i was hiv positive they were shocked they took one look at me and said you can have aids and not look sick or lose weight no one had suspected anything until i told them only then did some people believe me and even have themselves tested as well. we call in the boss i'm a guy and i was so. young women are still at the highest risk but health workers power also concerned about men many of them they say are very difficult to reach. at the main bus station doctors without borders have set up a testing center just for men. workers try to convince passers by to have themselves tested for free often without success less than half of young male hiv carriers take antiretroviral drugs. i think they're afraid.
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i think but they are using come from as often as i said in the canaries time so they can we give them when they call home and misting and i think they have to pop a contest or you're also. convinced that her country is on the right path she wants to do her bit and continue to bring attention to the age iris amongst her friends. oh i 50 years ago today on the july the 16th night in 69 neil armstrong buzz aldrin and michael collins were poised to make history as part of europe. 11 mission millions cheered into watch their rocket left off the base of the original black and white images themselves 1st manned missions of the move took to the skies from nasa's kennedy space center in florida reached its destination 4 days later. this was america demonstrating its power to the world today those black and white images are available in color bringing a new generation of closer to one of the 20th century's most defining moments. for
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neil armstrong. michael collins. and buzz aldrin it was the mission of their lives the estimated probability for success was put it only 20 percent by nasa technicians and engineers. the launch was followed by multiple complex maneuvers each of which would have disastrous consequences if anything went wrong to get to the moon pilot mike collins had to ignite an engine to the nearest 2nd and then down the lander ferry and separate it from the rocket. surely duke was one of the team members at the control center he kept in touch with the astronauts on their mission. the enthusiasm for space was building but we were behind in
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a space race with the russians so that motivated us to commit to it. there was a tense moment 4 days into the mission when armstrong and aldrin flew towards the moon again and again the radio cut out. then the navigation computer sounded the alarm neil armstrong took control and landed the lunar module gently on the moon's surface. with. new york. way through the go is. very exciting only roger toy for a week i'll be on the grill you got a bunch of guys about the true blue. buzz aldrin filmed armstrong setting foot on the moon along with his historic words.
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armstrong then went about collecting dust and rock samples buzz aldrin set up some scientific equipment. together they planted the stars and stripes and the moon surface. and then the last big challenge the lunar module has only one engine and if it failed it would mean that the astronauts would be stranded on the moon. and mansion makes it into orbit around the moon without any problems and almost 4 hours later it docks on to the command capsule it. might seem like an impossible feat and then accomplished and on july 24th the 3
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astronauts return to earth 1st they went into quarantine they could have brought dangerous microbes with them but later they were hailed as heroes all of them visibly touched by their part in the adventure of the century. let's go to more on that adventure of a century from nasa's chief historian bel barry who joins us from washington welcome to day w. we had at the start about before that this mission was only given a 20 percent likelihood of success we're judging the likelihood of them reaching the moon or of coming back alive. i think the estimates for a largely based on success of the overall mission there's the fairly good likelihood that apollo 11 might not land on the moon during the descent and landing of course that there were problems and people concerned about you know aborting the approach we actually had great luck in 1969 with several missions that went off perfectly. possible and was the 1st one that had
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a chance and that is it turns out they did but they could well have been apollo 12 or even 13 or 14 that would have been the 1st landing if they had problems on a pile up so the budget was that's a just keep going if the if the 1st one failed. that was the that was the plan all that there were several missions in sequence now you know we had plans for all of those missions but their expectation was that if there was a problem for example we have a problem with apollo 8 going around the moon we might have to reflect that mission again or the test of the new module around earth orbit in the spring of 1069 on apollo 9 we actually had an extra lunar lander built for that to the test again in earth orbit that actual lunar landers on display at the national air and space museum here in washington d.c. so we're ready for all kinds of things would have nasa we prepare for all kinds of contingencies. and so they were ready to fly the mission when it was whatever it
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was we're capable of doing and then you know fortunately on apollo 11 we were successful on the 1st try and the bad to this of course was the space race between the united states and the soviet union as it was then so was this mission about science or political prestige. it was primarily a political geo political machine when president kennedy made the session to send the united states to the moon within a decade back in 1961 that was predicated on the challenge that the soviet union was saying that because they were head in space they had a better political economic system and you know we may think that's a ludicrous perspective at this point in history but back then many new newly independent countries were watching the soviet union and say well they must know something if the united states and space so as a critical geopolitical go from the states to prove that the western capitalist democratic model was at least as good as it's not if not better than the soviet
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system and apollo prove that. it's a great success to the point now where we don't even think about that that's a real prospect this year it's not a question of fact all around the world that stay with us we're going to hear not from a current russian cosmonaut field though you kitchen it was a boy at the time of the moon landing and. back then i was 10 and a half years old and i had dreamt of becoming an astronaut for a long time. my heroes were yuri gagarin and also neil armstrong i don't make a distinction between what they both did they did for all mankind yes it was a pity it wasn't us russians but space travel was developing fast and it was clear to us that many countries would send their astronauts into space. now i'm at the end of my career as an active astronaut but i have never been to the moon. so bilberry let's talk about the men who did get that neil armstrong and buzz
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aldrin and michael collins how did life change for them when they got back. well it was an interesting challenge for them there were of course test pilots primarily they were focused heavily on training for that mission and i think they were rather a bit surprised when they got back and they found out that they were you a huge international celebrities and also that they were not likely to ever fly in space again there were other people in the training queue behind them waiting for their turn to go to the moon and so it was pretty likely that both neil and mike were we're not likely to fly again so there's some i had a new role and it took some adjusting but president nixon was very keen on. making the maximum use of the call that occurred so immediately after that they got out of quarantine in houston they were flown to new york city and there's a ticker tape parade new york city the same thing to chicago and then there's a ticker tape parade in chicago and then if the los angeles there is a big gala dinner in los angeles and after that they embark on
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a worldwide tour with a is that most of the countries around the world including some of the eastern bloc at the time that were very interested in the space program and wherever they went they found that people didn't say you were americans you're the ones who made it to the moon they found that people are saying we made it to the moon because it really was an international effort there are 400000 people around the planet earth can help put apollo on the moon and it really did come in peace for all mankind and that was i think reflected in the reception that the apollo astronauts got as they travel around the world and so the united states got the big badge that says that number one we go there but what about the rest of us how does that 1st mood landing affected how we live today. well that's something that i think people often miss but the this huge injection of technology into the modern economy made
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a big influence in ways that we don't even know it's there you know there are plenty of obvious things that came from the space program like fireproof clothing and things like that that you know people point to the firefighters were these things as well as astronauts but. for example the computer revolution there was nobody using integrated circuits and so nasa decided to use integrated circuits on the paul guidance computer and nasa is the man for those circuits and for their high reliability drove the price down dramatically for integrated circuits and by the late 1960 s. early 1970 s. integrated circuit sort of period everywhere you know they had been where you said if that hadn't happened at the price i'd been dragged down the reliability different way up by the apollo program we might not have gotten to the point where we are today with the digital revolution good talking to you thank you for joining us and not said chief historian bill barry. my pleasure now to new zealand where the owner of
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a sushi stand how to call police to remove to ensure it is not robust but thank goodness the penguins resisted arrest police eventually managed to get them out. red flipper 2 little blue penguins hiding in a wellington sushi shop but they weren't after the fish they were looking for a nest so i ran the saw me a pink ones around coming out much i want to walk into for a place with and they might consider up shop til i eat so i don't and opus huddling under the restaurant's warm grill of the 2 lovebirds cover was blown when a worker at the sushi outlet sensed something fishy the police rushed to the site and carefully detained the penguins but despite their criminal energy the 2 waddling vagrants won't have to fear jail time. thing was absolutely protected on the wall of it which means that you can't touch them pick them up handle them in any way be adventurous the pair were released back into wellington harbor and will now have to start looking for a more private breeding spot. there is room on the top story out best our german is
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