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this is news live from berlin political tensions come to a head in armenia thousands of people take to the streets after their prime minister accuses the military of an attempted coup some rolling in his defense but many others are demanding the call pushy and resign. also on the show european union leaders agree on the need for a covert 19 passports german chancellor merkel says they could be ready in time for you citizens to take their summer holidays. and lady gaga has a dog walker is shocks and to hold a french bulldog stolen in
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a brazen attack in los angeles. i'm going out of his welcome to the program in armenia months of political tensions are coming to a head thousands have rallied in the capital yerevan in support of prime minister nicole push india he has a has accused the military off an attempted coup but not far away thousands more relates to call for his resignation the prime minister has been a divisive figure following armenia's defeat in a conflict with its neighbor azerbaijan last year. an impact leader holding on to power for now. armenia's top generals called on prime minister nicole pushing on to resign on thursday following months of protests but this time his supporters of
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come out in force stepping in front of the crowd in the capital of on pushing and denounce the army's move as an attempted coup. to keep god all the anime must do its job. the army cannot look back the army cannot interfere in political processes the army must a by only the people and the political power chosen by the people. yet feel that he's got any strategy. put the opposition also took to the streets in numbers. they pressed home the generals demand. that was a war that we lost shamefully and the prime minister who was responsible for that has not left his post and since that day the public has been demanding his resignation. he was. pushing younes troubles stem from last year's war without over the region of
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nagorno-karabakh. in weeks of fighting armenia lost control of large parts of the disputed region and of as a beige on the territory linking up the exclave to armenia thousands of armenians had to flee their homes and the army suffered heavy casualties. crushing defeat fuels the anger on the streets of the earth where the protesters have set up for the long haul. more of the story from joshua cherubs agenda's covering the caucasus region he joins us from tbilisi georgia what's the latest you're hearing there from the media. well so far everything that this morning seems conan in our media following yesterday's dramatic events when the chief of staff of the armed forces and several dozen other military officers called for him to resign this was really a one president interference by the armed forces in in armenian politics and really
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so far the peak of the crisis that our media politics have been in since the loss of the war as your report described it in a sense it's armenia lost the war there's been calls from every corner of politics an armenian society for pashtun to step down but the military officers calling on it was. yet another level. still pushing it has used all of these calls and he's continuing to refuse. so he called that the military overstated a coup attempt. does far the military officers don't seem to have taken any further action so it's maybe a bit premature to call it a coup attempt but it's certainly a very well us how much support does the crown. if i dropped in that how much support does he have still in the population well the thing is i think a lot of people are unhappy with him but there are really any alternatives there
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was a poll this week that indicated that 39 percent of armenians want him to stay in power 44 percent want him to resign however the poll then also asked for you know approval ratings of specific politicians and pasha no it was it was far in the lead so any of the opposition any of the potential replacements for pasha are even less popular than he is in itself so that's sort of. the the situation that our media is stuck in so many international reaction so far to what's going on in the media. yeah there's all sorts of reactions there was from from the u.s. from the your european union from nato from various western organizations very similar responses saying calling on all sides for restraint but also noting that it's a bedrock of democratic principles that the army doesn't interfere in politics. the
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most intriguing and most important reaction is from russia russia is armenia's treaty ally strong supporter and even more important given. the large role that russian peacekeepers are now playing in protecting the armenian population in the going to karbala putin russian president vladimir putin spoke yesterday with. his the statement said that this was a sort of interesting discrepancy in the 2 descriptions of the statement pashtun said that putin supported him. the russian statement the russian description of the call said that. what the kremlin supports maintaining order and calling intermediate resolving the situation within the framework. so there's a little bit of nuance there but certainly the kremlin is is the international judge that ever was whether it was going to be looking for some of us just like a chair that into b.c.
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thank you thanks for having. some of the other stories making headlines this opt out of cincinnati still says how every trained troops massacred hundreds of civilians in the town a fact suman ethiopia's take ray region last november rights group spoke to survive us and use satellite images to piece together the attack triad tonight as the accusations. as in myanmar i have prayed outside the house of her own sons and she she hasn't been seen in public since her government was overthrown in a military coup on february 1st demonstrators are out on the streets again in several cities despite being attacked by pro one side gangs and say. u.s. president joe biden has authorized his 1st military action since taking office the us air force all launched strikes in syria targeting facilities used by militia groups backed by iran secretary of defense lloyd alston said he was confident they
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had hit the correct targets. the european union has agreed to develop a covert 19 vaccine passport that could ease border crossings and allow people more freedom to travel again even leaders met for a virtual summit to discuss coordination already under pressure over a lagging vaccine rollout germany's chancellor says it will be at least 3 months before a vaccine possible system is up and running with slow bakshi nations coronavirus variance border chaos and summer holidays at risk there was no shortage of talking points at this virtual you summit during a 4 hour video call leaders trying to find a united way forward in the fight against the pandemic the pressure is intense concerns can't just be waved aside with the e.u. lagging behind them vaccination numbers and new variants spreading rapidly across the continent and the b 117 is by no in all member states but one. the south african variant is in 14 member states and the brazilian variant in 7 so there's
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a lot of challenges ahead of us apart from ramping up vaccine manufacturing and easing production bottlenecks the e.u. will put more energy into detecting these more contagious and dangerous mutations through a dedicated program. with the spring on its way tourism has made it back to the agenda greek prime minister kitty hawk is was one of the 1st leaders to call for an e.u. wide vaccination certificate in the attempt to east travel restrictions and save the summer holiday season that's something all leaders could get behind but how and when exactly this vaccine passport could be rolled out is uncertain. we expected to be done by summer i am not a programmer so i cannot make any guarantees like i cannot guarantee vaccine deliveries but the political requirements are to reach this goal within the next few months. but for the moment member states have agreed that tourism and all
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non-essential travel is not an option. for a lot of border controls is something many of the european union has taken for granted until the global health crisis countries have reintroduced controls as they tried to stop the spread of virus mutates since across borders germany's frontier with the czech republic is as good as closed and that's disrupting the lives of thousands of commuters. were. supply everything ok on tour and you any news about whether you can come over now there's no news here it's looking pretty dire sits all of us. no entrepreneur thomas maynard cannot go back to work his company is in the german state of saxony but he lives across the border here in the czech republic and the bridge he usually takes to cross into germany is now shut. thousands of commuters
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like him are facing the same struggle sex and he only makes few exceptions for medical personnel and critical infrastructure workers. families divided by the border closure come to the bridge to meet german police tolerate this but don't allow any crossing. the crime to the day before yesterday a friend brought me my medicines from a german pharmacy this is my cousin was there a day before then. the border closure is putting many of his check neighbors under financial strain freedom of movement has ground to a halt. my brother and many of my friends here work in germany right now all of them are at home and don't know what's going to happen. what should we do with our work it's very difficult and i don't think it's fair. the czech government has not really criticizing the border closure last spring prague
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itself shut the czech borders relatively quickly when the number of infections in germany was higher. brylin justifies the current entry restrictions with the high number of new infections in the czech republic with the incident rate is currently amongst the highest in europe. the spread of the virus is out of control and hospitals are overwhelmed. yet many don't seem to care see no dani's about up out of them and there's nothing the government or the parliament can do for people don't follow the rules and everything will stay this way. he can see the light at the end of the tunnel they're just tired of complying with the restrictions of any size even those who used to follow all the rules are now paying less attention. so. the check parliament is divided over whether to extend the state of emergency and tighten the current measures what the tougher restrictions would look like and when they should take effect is unclear and so the
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situation in the border area also remains uncertain as long as infection numbers in the czech republic continue to rise commuters expect their lives will stay on hold . a formal limb pick women's gymnastics coach in the us has killed himself just hours after being charged with sexual assault human trafficking and other crimes john geddes coached the women's national team to a gold medal in the 2012 games on thursday the state of michigan files 24 charges against him that could have carried years in prison if convicted it seems dr levin saw previously been convicted of the sexual abuse of athletes in a case that rocked us and indeed global sports. the dog. lady gaga has been shot. to dog stall and police say they tried to fight off the. dock the prized french bulldog. a big reward for anyone who helps getting them
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