tv DW News Deutsche Welle July 17, 2019 11:00pm-11:16pm CEST
this is g.w. news live from berlin tonight the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo the world health organization declares an international emergency. chief says it's time for the world to take notice after the disease spreads to the country's borders we'll ask the w.h.o. what its emergency measures are and are they enough also coming up the rise of a k.-k. on the grid. is sworn in as germany's new defense minister she's a protege
a chance many believe she's being groomed to be the next chancellor and as arctic snows melt the scientists are in a sweat over a heat wave in a land that is usually frozen all the year round. it's good to have you with us tonight the world health organization has declared the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo a public health emergency of international concern now that is a rare designation used only for the most serious epidemics it comes after the virus spread to the eastern city of goma on congo's border with rwanda ebola has killed more than $600.00 people in the country since last august the w.h.o. decision followed a meeting of experts in geneva today but the chief says that the international
community should now play a greater role in fighting this outbreak. now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of the democracy probably go of congo not to impose peanuts even counterproductive restrictions that will only serve to isolate them i stress this the government of india is doing everything it can they need the support of the international community are for more now and joined on the line by christian lynn meyer from the w.h.o. in geneva mr lynn meyer it's good to have you on the program tell me what can the international community do right now. for a couple of things of course and one of reinforcing measures right now is for the world to realize it is a national community realize ready that funding and support for the country is
needed heavily that the channel also said today in the statement that we need unless the international community steps up now and the response now will paying for the pain for his friends in the future and a much higher price so there is now a financial analyst at the forefront of for strategic response plan is being prepared and we don't have an effect from yet but it will run into our recent 1000000 for this is an important part of the funding. and the monetary support but also the political support and then for the 1st political support and the monetary support to move ahead in the world remembers the last major ebola outbreak in africa back in 2014 we know that the w.h.o. was criticised then due to budgetary cuts at the time promises were made back then to be better prepared the next time do you feel that you are better
prepared this toff. i think the whole world is better prepared this time also because it is it was a fairly new situation and with it will end soon then we have many more improvements we have a vaccine we know what to do and how to find people how to trace them how to may ring the vaccination around people who were infected who are infected how to talk to the community that because let's not forget this isn't these which are facts of the community in an area where handling the scene and handling sick people is a task for the family for the loved ones of the community to go and tell such such people in such a community to do the net for us strangers tell them how to deal with a loved one is a huge task we know how to treat patients instead of having them in isolated pens they are now in tents which have a clear cover clear plastic sheeting so you can see through to the loved ones and
outside the tent and watch and communicate with the sick ones inside for the world has learned a lot since then i think the world is much better prepared but yet it needs money it needs funding and in its infancy. and the efforts of all to get all pulling together with the n.g.l.s on the ground with the ministry and the people on the ground with the communities don't forget the vast majority of the staff on the ground fighting is really one of the things is able outbreak are congolese in the democratic republic of congo or as you can see on that linspire with the w.h.o. joining us on the line tonight from geneva muscle in my we appreciate your time tonight thank you. and here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world u.s. prosecutors have dropped the case against actor kevin spacey accusing him of groping an 18 year old man at a bar 3 years ago the case against the hollywood star collapsed over his alleged victim's refusal to testify spacy has denied the allegations turkey has said that
it will retaliate after a gunman shot dead one of its diplomats in iraq at least one other person was killed when an attacker opened fire in a restaurant in your bill that's in iraq's kurdish region there has been no claim of responsibility in the netherlands families of those killed in the malaysia airlines flight m.h. 17 tragedy are marking 5 years since the disaster most of the victims were dutch the plane was shot down in eastern ukraine killing all 298 people on board 3 russians and the ukrainians are facing charges for murder in connection with that crash german authorities have handed down the 1st verdict in the child sex abuse scandal at a campsite in the western town of. a regional court gave a 49 year old accomplice a probation sentence more than 40 children were abused at the campsite over
a period of several decades. here in germany the politician that many see as the next chancellor has taken up her 1st job in the government's cabinet on a grit. or or a k k as she's widely known is replacing ursula found a lion as germany's defense minister a k. k. leads the chancellor angela merkel's christian democratic party the c.d.u. and many believe that she is being groomed to take over when chancellor merkel steps down in 2021. there are ghosts ways to spend 2 per day as you turn $65.00 i'm going to america was treated to flowers by her cabinet colleagues she treated herself to congratulating her now former defense minister was a laugh on that line on what is equally a victory for macko her election as new e.u. commission president. later the german chancellor got to lift
a 2nd to a high of political level by appointing adequate compound successes c.d.u. party leader as new defense minister quite a celebration. a.k.k. as she is known then carried out her 1st inspection of the honor guard and delivered her 1st remarks as minister. those men the influence never forget that men and women that serve and fight abroad for us. this is a great responsibility which i'm very aware of and will live up to. and i very much look forward to the task ahead of itself which to come. no questions allowed but with no experience of defense she will have some convincing to do. you have to lead the nato spearhead until 2023 we don't have the time for her to learn on the job. at times a.k.k.
has struggled to shake off the provincial image as the former leader of the small state of the. now is cabinet minister come come about will have to take orders from the chancellor trading some of her liberties as party leader getting closer to one day perhaps becoming chancellor. or the mexican drug lord known as a child or has been sentenced to life in prison in the united states a judge in brooklyn new york today accused. him of overwhelming evil and ordered him to forfeit more than $12000000000.00 that he amassed in his drugs empire before today's sentencing el chapo had denounced the trial and complained about the conditions in solitary confinement. outside the courthouse u.s. authorities took no chances with mexico's most notorious drug lord head of the scene. also known as el chapal.
violence misery and devastation inflicted on countless individuals and communities by the drugs that mr guzman and his organization inflicted on our country for more than 2 decades. but we can ensure that he spends every minute of every day of the rest of his life in a prison here in the united states. could sketches show him bidding farewell to his wife emma coronel i spoke they are unlikely to be reunited on was sentenced to life without parole plus 30 years defense said the trial was a miscarriage of justice it was a show trial and how it ended is exactly perfect all that mattered was the government's evidence no matter how flawed it may have been no matter how many lunatics and sociopaths and psychopaths that it depended on el chapo guzman has
been held in solitary confinement at a high security new york prison since he was extradited from mexico to the u.s. in 2017. security at his brooklyn trial was tight. twice from jail in mexico most recently through a tunnel in july 2015 a worldwide manhunt followed but authorities only found guzman after he invited american actor sean penn and mexican t.v. . to interview him. u.s. prosecutors spent years building their case against detailing an empire of torture contract killings and bribes that went all the way to mexico's former president el chapo maybe behind bars but the cartel that he founded nearly 30 years ago is still powerful and he remains a hero among poor communities in mexico which benefited from the profits of his
crimes. when that heat wave in the arctic scientists in canada observed record temperatures this week at a weather station at the world's most northerly permanently inhabited spot a military base about 600 miles from the north pole. t.-shirt weather in this treeless tundra here in alert the northernmost permanent human settlement on the planet where snow and frost last all year temperatures hit a record high of 70 degrees fahrenheit or 21 degrees celsius. this summer has wreaked havoc on the arctic chill bringing balmy weather to a land not adapted to deal with it. a recent report showed greenland glaciers are receding faster than previously thought. this video from a greenland climate researcher went viral sled dogs sloshing across melting ice on
the inglefield fjord. an uncommon number of wildfires like this one in anchorage alaska have also lit up the arctic and sub-arctic regions this season fires are not unheard of in the arctic but scientists say this summer was an omen of global warming. there have been unprecedented wildfires in the arctic since the beginning of june according to the world meteorological organization over 100 intense and long lived wildfires were recorded in the arctic circle the northern part of the world is warming faster than the planet as a whole that heat is drying out forests and making them more susceptible to burn the wildfires in turn spew more carbon into the atmosphere increasing the effects of climate change scientists warn it's a vicious cycle that puts the future of the ice caps in doubt. our sports news now in cycling sort of france infringement julian has kept the overall lead but the
winner of stage 11 from albi 2 to loose is all strode you would have picked up his maiden toward fred's win in a mass sprint after a mostly flat rides spanning 167 kilometers and now to the case of the funny follicles and these suspicious scalp police at spain's barcelona airport they're used to drug smugglers finding novel ways to smuggle contraband into the country this past week was no exception take a look at this man wearing a hat and a suspiciously large wig where he got officers attention so they asked him to remove that hat by the way he had just arrived on a flight from colombia he removes the haddad what do we find a wig and under that wig half a kilo of cocaine glued to his head he was then arrested police are calling it the operation to pay. you're watching the news business is up next with stephen beardsley and he does not have