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>> live from dw in berlin, this is the world news for you. >> good to have you with us. here are the headlines. >> the world's response to epidemics like ebola must improve. >> greece's finance minister tells us there is no plan. he says europe must make his country a better offer to keep him in the eurozone. >> the european court of human rights says a patient can be taken off life support even though his parents are against the move. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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>> to deadly epidemics firmly on the agenda at this weekend's g-7 summit. >> angela merkel criticized the world's reaction to the ebola crisis in west africa saying it came too late and lacked coordination. we have the full interview for you in a couple of minutes. >> let's set the scene of the summit for you at a remote castle. >> the police have set up a high-security zone around the castle. they are gearing up for a series of protest. >> scenes of anti-g-7 demonstrations. it is an unusual site for many of the residents. more than 300 demonstrators marched through the town on friday flanked by dozens of police. >> we watched and gave them a
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warm welcome. >> it is nothing new for police. demonstrations have been peaceful so far. they are preparing themselves for more. >> we have established there are a large number of activists. >> demonstrators are not against just capitalism, but against war. in the protesters camp, numbers are beginning to grow. with the local municipal government refusing to offer more camping ground, things could get tight. >> gearing up for this summit.
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the gathering will touch on a number of issues including the conflict in the eastern ukraine and efforts to and a civil war in syria. >> an exclusive interview with the chief political editor chancellor angela merkel. the response to epidemics would also figure prominently on the agenda. >> in the next few days, germany will be the focus of global attention. there are high expectations associated with the g-7 summit. the agenda seems to be to save the world in 24 hours. >> the main thing is getting the seven heads of state to speak to one another about important issues. at interchange is especially important in how to tackle specific issues in the coming year. to know where there are differences and where there is common ground. i like to establish a more
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coherent response to the epidemics and pandemics in the future. >> the global response came too late and lacked coordination. that shouldn't happen again. i think the presence of african leaders like the liberian president should make us aware of the importance of health as an issue. then there are related issues like the growing resistance to antibiotics which would involve introducing national frameworks and cooperating with the world health organization. that said, no problem can be solved in 24 hours. >> does g-7 lived up to its name these days you go it's not the case when you look at italy, france, and canada.
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>> democratic nations with common values are still economically important. it includes countries with very different social structures. that is a meeting of the major economies. the g-7 is a free and more intense exchange in part because of common democratic frameworks. >> doesn't this focus on common values that the participation is somewhat redundant? do you see it as part of these common values? >> russia has not adopted many of the common principles. when russia was included in the group, there might be more commonround after all. particularly in matters of defense.
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and russia remains an important partner in other areas of discussion. ending the civil war will require cooperation with russia. i want to remind you that the elimination of nuclear weapons in syria could only happen with russia's help. we will also discuss in what areas russia can be involved. >> the g-7 began as a global economic summit and economic issues are again front and center. but is greece overshadowing the other economic problems? >> i don't think so. we speak in context of the global economic situation. and we will be asking ourselves which problems we solved. today, they have the stronges economic growth. in the economies of spain and portugal are also growing.
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and we will speak about greece. we will simply be reporting on how things stand and hope that current talks will have a successful outcome. >> it was actually the g-8. since then, we've had the euro crisis the arab spring. the syrian civil war has begun. what has changed in terms of your role? >> the international economic, and financial crisis was a big one. it changed a lot of things. it is shaped by a policy of very low interest rates. we are still going to have to deal with the task of getting ourselves out of it. we have developed far better banking regulations. and you ask about the role of germany. back then, there were things like climate change which we are
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still working on today. the issue of climate change was always an important one for germany and it still is. we look forward to the paris climate change conference. there are some new issues. the topic of health did not play so many -- as much a role. everyone has their own issues that are important to them. >> chancellor merkel, thank you. >> talking to german chancellor angela merkel. >> as we just heard, greece will not be a central theme at the summit. everyone hopes the current talks will have a successful outcome. athens has managed to buy time by post voting a debt payment to the imf which was due today. >> the decision has raised fears that greece may be closer to insolvency than previously thought. the greek leader is criticizing
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the conditions his creditors are proposing. >> the prime minister was met with applause. they expected he would demand a good for greece deal during negotiations with creditors. they weren't disappointed. they said the proposals were unrealistic and absurd. they insisted any solution must include some sort of debt relief. there is growing skepticism among the public that the public -- that the government will be able to deliver. there will be in no position to set the terms. we are all very concerned, says this man. we must stay in the eurozone. >> they secured some flexibility from creditors. he now has until the end of june to make a lump sum payment. stopgap measures like that are not likely to be a lasting solution. >> a lot of investment money
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that supposedly has been earmarked. it will need, probably, another bailout. to see through the next few months. >> the goddess athena looks down. it might be a good time for some divine intervention. >> we caught up with the greek finance minister. >> every night is historic these days because we are in the process of renegotiating an agreement that was not sustainable for five years now. and which we need to make stainable for the benefit of the whole european continent >> when do you make of the offer that has been put forward to greece? >> it is the kind of -- one doesn't want an agreement. and they have not shown in this.
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we have our offer which has been leaked, unfortunately. >> and it is not such a bad offer. >> i think we have been to over backwards. we have come back on many, only because we are so very keen. a normal country within the european union. >> why have you delayed the payment to the imf? >> for the last four months, we have been making payments out of the fiber of the greek state. we have not only proved the greek state can live within its means, but if we have enough liquidity, up to 14% of our gdp. but that can't go on forever.
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it will make this crisis go away once and for all. >> do you have a plan b at the end of the month? >> you should not even be thinking those terms. we have a duty to europeans to settle this by means of plan a which is beneficial to everyone. >> are you prepared to risk exit in case the offer is not accepted? >> the dotted line of the agreement. pretending that they believe them, and they simply allow the crisis to continue. >> what do you make of the argument that you treat everybody with the same rights and the same obligations?
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they'll went through a tough process. and greece apparently doesn't want to go down that road. >> the same rules should apply for everyone. >> the have three or four times that level. as a result, where they lost one , it was 25% of gdp. can we please have the same rules for everyone? >> that was the man in athens at the moment talking to the greek finance minister. we will take a short break now and plenty more to come. so stay with us.
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>> welcome back. how long should a coma patient be on life support? this is probably the most horrific decision they will have to make. >> it is a harrowing case that has torn apart a man's family pitting his wife against his parents. the case could have made joe -- major legal implications and
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have a deal with the issue of euthanasia. >> it is a legal victory but there won't be a celebration. her husband has been in a coma for seven years. it's what he would have wanted. there is no relief to express. i don't feel any joy. to use an expression, we would like his wish to be fulfilled. >> they have been in a vegetative state. the brain damages your reversible. he is being kept alive by a feeding tube. his wife and most of his siblings decided to withdraw that.
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they went to court to stop their plans saying it was a violation of his right to life. they took their battle all the way to the european court of human rights. the judges there said that his wife had respected the law. care can be withdrawn from a patient with no hope of recovery that can't speak for himself. the decision is final. no appeals are possible. the doctors are now free to stop feeding him. the ruling will have a huge impact on the family and the implications are likely to reverberate across europe. >> two people have died from explosions at a political rally in the southeast of the country. >> separate blasts from the democratic party rally shortly before they were due to speak. they initially said the explosion was caused by a faulty power transformer.
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they said there had been external interference. the explosions come two days before turkish parliamentary elections. they have righted the cruise ship that capsized on monday. over 100 people are known to have died and 300 are still missing. >> the captain and chief engineer are among the 14 people rescued so far. there is little hope of finding any more survivors. >> and norma screens work to turn the whole. -- hull. they will hoist it completely out of the water. the time-consuming way is tragic. four days since the accident and they have given up hope of finding more survivors. >> the next step is doing a good
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job with the salvage operation. we would like to express our deep grief further apart -- for the departed. >> they are demanding clear answers and want to know who was responsible. >> we want a thorough investigation. it was human failure. we are convinced of that. >> hundreds of families have traveled to the site of the accident and want to know why the ship didn't anchor as the storm began. the captain will have to answer their questions. he and the chief engineer are among the few survivors. >> suffering a heart attack in the southern rock city.
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>> the trusted confidant of saddam hussein and one of the only christians in the government. days after the u.s. invaded, he surrendered. he had been in prison after being sentenced to death for persecuting members of the shia muslim religious parties in the 1980's. the world's largest company is pulling one of its most popular products from store shelves in india. >> it comes in response to test by government health authorities showing that instant noodles contain unsafe levels of lead. >> some state governments in india have banned the product. >> he does not want to risk poisoning his customers so he is getting rid of the popular noodles after he heard that they may contain lead. >> i thought this is chaotic and
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someone might come and confiscate them. which is why i took it out of my shop. >> many other shopkeepers have followed suit. it will withdraw the noodles from indian shelves but insist the product is safe for consumption. >> and do everything it takes. and the clarify with the authorities the situation. and to have noodles back on the shelf the soonest possible. >> nestle has a strong interest restoring trust in its products. the company earns over 200 million euros a year from noodles sold in india. >> a trying week for stock markets is coming to an end. the mood from the floor in frankfurt.
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>> the mood was very pessimistic today despite the fact that we have lovely weather outside. investors are very nervous about the situation in greece. some prepare already for possible exits. one investor said that in case the dax could increase more than 1000 points. we've also got good data from the u.s. labor market. more than 2% last month. it doesn't help send the stock price is higher today. >> here's a look at the numbers for you now. ending the week at 11,197. across the atlantic, dow jones industrial is down in negative territory by about one third and
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the euro losing ground at the moment. $1.11. things may be looking up for the u.s. economy, posting stang -- strong job gains last month. >> it is the most since december. the unemployment rate still crept up to 5.5%. analysts expressed surprise at the better-than-expected numbers and they say they reflect increasing confidence among u.s. companies. serena williams hoping to win a third grand slam at the french open in paris on saturday. >> three sets to earn her third appearance at the final at roland garros. but it is uncharted territory for lucie safarova who is -- who dispatched ana ivanovic into sets. from the scandals at fifa the
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final. >> supporters in barcelona had been mingling with locals. over 70,000 of them packed into the olympic stadium for the biggest match in european football. while they are biting their nails, there is one man fretting about something completely different. >> that is the groundskeeper. trying to set up for the star-studded event. >> for the past 21 years, he has insured matches at the olympic stadium running smoothly. >> i need a week and a half. the color will, and i can get the right cuts. all these things have to be taken into consideration before you present the field for the tournament.
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>> gone are the days of using fertilizers and lawnmowers. technology has evolved and so has his job. more players expect and demand an ideal playing surface. >> the ball tends to slow down a lot. they like it to be a little bit moist. i know the goalkeepers can hold onto it better. >> it is afforded almost holy status. this is how close we can get to it. they are allowed to set foot on it ahead of the final. >> they made an exception this time just for us. >> can you enjoy it when you're watching it? or are you too concerned? >> i will be happy when the feet -- i will not be happy when the feet start damaging the grass.
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i would love to see a feel as it looks today after the game and then i will be able to relax. >> his resume is impressive. there is one nagging item still on his wish list. >> deal making missing from my portfolio is the olympics. if i had the olympics, my portfolio is full. i've done everything. >> practice really does make perfect. >> they glide across this immaculate turf on saturday evening. spare a thought for the minute women that make it possible. >> a real grassroots report there. it that is the latest world news for you in berlin. >> tank for joining us. -- thanks for joining us.
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