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this is the news live from berlin china's deadly coronavirus reaches europe france announces 3 cases the 1st to be confirmed on this continent in china where the outbreak began florida use of lock down cities and quarantined more than 14000000 people. also on the program migration dominates the discussion as german chancellor angela merkel meets with turkey's president everyone in istanbul is a key political challenge for both leaders. and that as his impeachment trial
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continues u.s. president donald trump speaks at a major anti-abortion rally he's the 1st sitting president to address the march for life to speak to our correspondent in washington about how trump is faring at the start of the election year. i'm told me already full welcome to the program france has announced 3 cases of the deadly corona virus the 1st to be reported in europe french authorities say at least 2 of the affected patients had recently traveled to china where the outbreak began the virus has now killed at least 26 people with more than 800 others also infected travel restrictions remain in place in over a dozen cities in china including one hand where the corona virus originated. the coronavirus is on the move despite an unprecedented lot dyna new hand in the
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surrounding areas china hasn't managed to keep the virus contained it is now i reached year up one patient is being isolated at this hospital in bordeaux the confirmed cases had recently traveled to china. to tell me who we are going to do everything possible to contain this epidemic knowing that it is possible and even probable that there will be other cases particularly in europe just because they're on 20 other identified cases today doesn't mean that no other cases a circulating each state brings new announcements of infection the autonomy's chinese region of macau confirmed at 2nd case on friday it's the same story in hong kong patients suffering from pneumonia are being taken to an infectious disease center even at a press briefing protective masks are everywhere i sort of the occupancy is.
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more than 70 percent so he's a very hot and c. and they are trying to. come in through they see more cases of also being confirmed in the united states singapore thailand south korea and japan a hospital in tokyo carried up to drill to train staff in dealing with an infectious disease. if you were in vietnam a chinese father and son tested positive for the disease making them the 1st confirmed cases in the country in the united kingdom several suspected patients were given the all clear countries across the globe are on edge and monitoring closely where the virus will pop up next. to john epstein is a disease ecologist with the eco health alliance and he joins me from new york now john we have these 1st reported cases in europe and also in the u.s. how prepared is the world for this outbreak. good evening well i think the
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world is as well prepared as it ever has been historically it's a very different time than it was in 2003 when sars curve are submerged there's incredible communication and transparency and information coming out of china and the w.h.o. has been involved in helping to coordinate information as well so every country is aware of the risk of travelers coming in who are infected and have set up screening at airports and entry points and so there's pretty good surveillance systems in place ok and one of those measures is that more than 40000000 people have been quarantined in china will that stop this current of virus from spreading especially this weekend when china is having its holiday the chinese lunar new year. well unfortunately this comes at a bad time given me amount of travel with the new year but also the fact that this virus seems to have a 14 day period so before the corn teams in the cordoning off of cities was set up
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there were people who may have been exposed infected who perhaps are asymptomatic and may have moved out of the area so we expect that there will still be travel related cases moving throughout china and also internationally and do we have any confirmation yet on the origin of this virus and how we can really prevent this kind of outbreak from happening again. yeah the good news is we do have a really good understanding about viruses related to this one this is a virus that's closely related to sars hernan virus that emerged in 2003 and what we know very well is that there is a group of coronaviruses that are carried by bats including sars and likely including this one this virus is about 96 percent similar to the sars virus which we know is carried by small insectivorous bats in china so what we still don't know is exactly which animal may have infected the group of people who are in the wrong seafood market but we can say with confidence and there is a paper out 2 days ago by our colleagues in mohan talking about the genetic
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relatedness of this virus to bat coronaviruses so likely this is a better origin virus and we need to understand how it was transmitted to people in the marketplace. ok john abstain from eco health alliance thank you. thank you. now let's take a brief look at some of the stories making news around the world. turkey says at least 14 people have died in a 6.7 magnitude earthquake the epicenter was around 550 kilometers east of the capital ankara near the town of c.v. but tremors were felt across the region. tens of thousands of iraqis have gathered in central baghdad to denounce the u.s. military presence in their country the demonstration was organized by shiite cleric and politician. and iranian linked forces. to protest as were killed and 25 wounded in separate anti regime protests in the city. tens of
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thousands of demonstrators have returned to france's streets to oppose a planned overhaul of the pension system the government has unveiled its final version of the draft law which critics say will force millions to work along france has been hit by strikes and other action since december. police in germany say 6 people have been killed in a shooting in the southwestern town of road 2 others were seriously wounded a suspect related to the victims has been arrested but the motive is still unknown . german chancellor angela merkel has held bilateral talks with turkish president richard type one in istanbul high on their agenda was the 2016 migration deal between turkey and the e.u. under that deal and grow agreed to prevent refugees travelling through through turkey from departing for greece but in the exchange turkey would receive billions
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of euros for from the e.u. now president erdogan has threatened multiple times to scrap the deal saying europe isn't fulfilling its commitments. the german chancellor and turkish president met at this ottoman palace in istanbul to rebuild trust and resolve some key issues such as the refugee deal between turkey and the e.u. turkey says it has yet to receive most of the 6000000000 euros it was promised for building new refugee camps the e.u. denies this ankara says it needs further funding because of the worsening situation in syria. around 400000 migrants are making their way to was from the city of italy but we have to work out how we can provide these people with humanitarian aid especially when 2 months. ankara wants to build solid houses in turkish controlled parts of syria experts warn international nor could
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hinder germany from providing further financial support but chancellor merkel suggested it could be in the offing. i will consider how we can help turkey when it comes to people in syria who are living in tents because they have fled the conflict and determine whether we can supply more funding to improve the humanitarian situation that. the migration issue represents a key political challenge for both leaders within their own countries as well as abroad. u.s. president donald trump has attended the antiabortion march for life trump took to the stage as thousands gathered for the on your protest a rallying point for opponents to abortion rights which will granted to women in the u.s. in 1973 trumps appearance coincides with america's election year he's hoping to win a 2nd term as president and even jellicoe christians are among his most loyal supporters. for more let's go straight to washington where correspondent pablo for
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the areas is standing by pablo trump is the 1st or one of the 1st american presidents to address this march for life what does this signal. he told me well in fact in the past republican presidents such as george w. bush and ronald reagan have actually addressed at group bush in fact they did that remotely which is very different to what president trump did because he actually attended the march here on friday in washington d.c. and i would think that's very important is that the voters a big percentage of the voters president are against abortion and if they don't want to. completely against abortion they also want to see perhaps a tightening of the current abortion laws in the united states and just to give you a little bit of a figure here from back in 2016 around 4 in every 5 evangelical voter
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of president. for every 5 evangelical voter actually voted for president trump in that election so it just shows the importance of this group for the president coming up to election in $2829.00 many of those in attendance on friday were shouting out support for the president it was almost like a like a rock concert at times their support for him and also we can't forget the president has already made changes this group of people is very pleased about searches appointing you know conservative judges he's also buy and clinics from receiving tax money if they promote abortions and in his speech to the crowd apart from focusing of course on the abortion issue he went on the attack of democrats and it wasn't a surprise for many you know there is a big difference now between the democrats and republicans in the united states on
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the issue of abortion i would say in fact that they have polar opposing views on the issue and also there was a very symbolic element to the march on friday let's not forget that this was taking place just down the street. practically from the competition where the impeachment senate trial of president drum was taking place and there he was in front of a large crowd of his supporters as these proceedings were underway. just briefly as you mentioned the impeachment trial what exactly happened that well the democrats of being rocked their opening arguments in the senate trial on friday we heard from the lead manager on i'm sure if he concluded the arguments for the 1st article of impeachment for abuse of power so the focus shifted to the 2nd article of impeachment which was the obstruction of congress so we've been hearing
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from the managers today in fact one of them sylvia garcia said that president orchestrated a cover up they'll be wrapping up on friday and then we'll be hearing from president and legal team they're expected to start on saturday and they too will have 3 days ok public in washington we'll have to leave it there thank you. in the bundesliga dortmund put on a dominant performance in the 51 win against cologne on friday night thanks in part to a rising star dortmund's new wizkid erling hollande hit the target twice in his 2nd game for the club after scoring a hat trick in his debut last week the 19 year old norwegian proved once again that he has what it takes to be a major new force in the game for a long time to come. and a reminder of the top stories we're following for you. france has confirmed 3 cases of the coronavirus from china they're the 1st cases to be reported in europe china
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has restricted trouble for more than 40000000 people in a bid to contain the virus the disease has killed at least 26 people so far. german chancellor angela merkel has held by lateral talks with turkish president reject typewriter one in istanbul the pad hopeful shaky truce in war torn libya to be turned into a lasting cease fire. don't forget you can always get the news on the go just download off from google play off from the out store i'll give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news and if you're part of the news stories you can also use the v.w. after send us photos and videos of what's happening. stay tuned for d w news africa with ed in my junior up next and of course but as i mentioned you can get the news on our web site t w dot com i'm told me of
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