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we'll. just cover the if you. subscribe to delete documentary on you tube. this is news and these are our top stories the european union is stepping up pressure on vaccine makers astra zeneca accusing it of not delivering what it promised and threatening to block vaccine exports the company says it's slashing covert 1000 vaccine deliveries due to supply chain problems countries across the e.u.'s struggling with slow vaccine rollouts. former us president donald trump is
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about to be formally charged with incitement to insurrection setting in motion his 2nd impeachment trial in the us senate democratic party lawmakers say trump speech to supporters led to an attack on the capitol building this month if convicted trump would be barred from holding office again. at least prime minister the conti is about to resign his government plunge into crisis after one of the coalition parties pulled its ministers from qantas cabinet earlier this month is expected to formally offer his resignation on tuesday observers believe he will then seek to form a new government with broader support in parliament. this is news from berlin follow us on twitter and instagram at the dublin years of visit our website and that's d.w. dot com. for . more. of the 3 corona virus vaccines currently in use to were
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developed here in europe you may think that gives europeans a home team advantage when it comes to getting back to native you'd be very wrong astra zeneca in pfizer have both cut the amount that they promised to deliver today the european union demanded an explanation from astra zeneca that answer is now fueling suspicions that doses purchased by europe for europe are being diverted to buyers outside of europe i'm pretty tough in berlin this is the day. we are here to close a. printing press. which i consider the people. of the democrats the most urgent task facing us. he said to say we
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should. meet inequality has grown almost every country in the world to spend any period to me global social security need transparency communication and nation. also coming up it was 10 years ago when the arab spring arrived in egypt triggering protests powerful enough to unseat president hosni mubarak but did they have the power to replace his rule with democracy. the right solution. to any. meeting. since he doesn't actually need. was issued it was immediate. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of our viewers around the world welcome we begin
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the day with europe's coronavirus vaccine supply shock it has been a month since the 1st vaccine was approved for use here in the european union to say that the vaccination rollout since then has been slow would be an under statement government bureaucracy is being partly blamed but the main focus is now on the pharmaceutical companies producing the vaccines today the european commission demanded an explanation from astra zeneca after the company announced a large cut in the amount of doses it will deliver to europe astra zeneca has vaccine is expected to be approved this week for use here in europe now the timing could not be worse the explanation for the shortfall it didn't help matters either now germany is calling for all vaccine exports to be licensed to make sure vaccines are not being diverted and this is all happening as the variants of the virus spread faster in faster we have this report on one clinic here in germany that is
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now under quarantine thanks to a viral very no new patients not of visitors for at least a full nights and more than 1500 staffan full 100 patients in butlins whom but clinic and now in quarantine. they should it's not nice for the patients they're not allowed any visitors i'm really sad my daughter is inside she's waiting for food and drinks and i can't go in. the hospital's closure comes after 14 patients and 6 staff members tested positive for the highly contagious new coded 19 strain that originated in the u.k. stuff who tested negative only allowed to travel between work and home all patients and staff will continue to be tested but things aren't looking so good yes there you can the 1st results are starting to come in now and we are not optimistic we hope to have a better overview of the situation in the coming hours and days but we can already
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see that the number of cases is increasing. optimism in the us to fight such tight it's a blow to the government which is already facing criticism for extending the lock down and for a slower than expected rollout of vaccines and now the german interior ministry says it's preparing for possible attacks on coronavirus vaccination centers vaccine shipments all vaccine makers by anti bax's and conspiracy theorists germany's health minister is trying to reassure people and says the government say has to offer all germans the job by the end of august. even though we are at the peak of the pandemic now we have started a way out of the pandemic i know that many people feel it's not going fast enough and i too would like to have more vaccines available more quickly so that more people can get back to the natives. bon has also now
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announced germany will be the 1st e.u. country to use an experimental antibody treatment to fight the virus that's the one donald trump took to help him recover from coated 19 he said it made him feel fantastic. thank you gentlemen governments no doubt hoping it will have the same effect on people here you're going to beat it we have the best medical equipment we have the best when germany and the rest of the european union are pressing to get more vaccine doses delivered german health ministry in spawn says he wants to see fair treatment for the e.u. he spoke today to use chief political editor mcculloch of. with me now is germany's health minister again spawn mr spawn so well you know i asked the european union to implement a registry for the export of vaccine outside the european union fence if and if and when they get it would be a good idea if companies had to obtain
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a license to export vaccines so that we can monitor which vaccine leaves the european union after having been produced or bottled in europe when i live licensing does not mean a bushel of exports but they are at least in need to be registered and approved and that will happen in many cases that it is approved we do not want to keep everything to ourselves but i want things to be fair so that when there are supply problems the impact is felt by everyone not just by the european union this is an area where we are somewhat uncertain at the moment whether the consequences of problems in production even be distributed before one part of. the united states is following and america 1st policy ensuring that its u.s. citizen gets facts in ages before those exports take place does that do you know what to follow and you 1st start to see news and skipping a meal no i'm talking about a fair share that we have
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a fair share of the material that we financed in advance and after all in almost all contracts that the european union negotiated we invested hundreds of millions of euros in advance so that production capacities could be established so it is not a matter of being 1st it is a matter of being fair that is the point here. but of course we as europe as the european union as the german federal government always stressed that we are also thinking about the supply of vaccines to the rest of the world. in the end we are developing vaccines here in europe in germany for the whole world it is our goal that. others to come profit as soon as possible but one thing remains true about icahn told german and a us citizens that vaccines produced in europe are available all over the world but not in europe. and window a person on your knees in assist thank you very much for the interview.
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at this time of year every year the business and financial elite of the world come together in the swiss alps for the world economic forum but this year the pandemic well it has changed almost everything no face to face meetings no snow no swiss alps or the world economic forum it began today virtually and topping the agenda the pandemics impact on the global economy chinese president xi jinping delivered today's opening address for the 1st time in history and economists all regions have been hit hard at the same time with global industrial supply chains clogged and trade and investment down in the doldrums. despite the trillions of dollars in relief packages won't wind global recovery is rather shaky.
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and the outlook remains uncertain we need to focus on current. and balance covert response and economic development. macroeconomic policy support should be stepped up to bring the world economy out of the woods as early as possible over more i'm joined tonight by a familiar face to our viewers economist irwin call you're here in berlin or it is good to have you back here on the day is the chinese president is he right is the world focusing too much on 19 relief and not enough on economic really fast. this is a world where you have to walk and chew gum at the same time so with economic policy it's not really an either or proposition what we certainly know is there is a huge political demand for relief in democracies this will make the
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difference for elections and politicians will respect that this does not say that there are other things that we could. could do and i think what's really important in all of this is to realize we were hit by 2 things we are just coming out of hurricane donald trump. what that meant also for international trade arrangements multilateral cooperation. that this is created huge uncertainty and on top of this then we get the frictions that have come between countries when it comes as we just heard when it comes to such things as the distribution production how one will handle the entire colvin response to difficult times and the idea that there's going to be a silver bullet and that we are using the word no we have to do it all we really have to worry about relief but at the same time we have to make sure that aggregate
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demand is ready to go and actually things are looking much better given the prospect of widespread vaccination you know 6 months ago we didn't have that and if you look at the forecasts made by institutions like the world bank. just the growth estimates for 2020 within a 6 month period have jumped up by a percent for the globe 2 and a half percent for the united states these are improvements over what they saw their drop of course during 2020. but growth is on the horizon and there are frailties that we have to worry about you know relief means a lot more debt is going to be accumulated and how you unwind those positions is something that has to be thought about seriously but we do not want to make the
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mistake of bending gauging in an austerity policy right at the time when we're climbing out of a covert induced recession you know china's president today he sounded like the champion of multi-lateralism a globalism and i guess a cynic could say that china is worried that western companies will pull out in the longer integrate china into their supply chains are you a cynic. well let's just say you know hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue and when you hear most politicians talking about sort of a liberalizing the global order there is probably a mercan to list. in the background worrying about actually things that are not win win but i win you lose so you know i i share
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the cynicism. with respect to these simple declarations that other countries need to become the multilateral this is something that everyone is going to be called for and everyone has to meet the same high standard . and all of the discussion about different countries different cultures different histories means we each have our own multilateral point of view nets not going to cut it there's going to be one. and we have to strive for a consistent multilateral cooperation cool ordination as we go forward and i would not count on china in the long term by any means it's simply talk is cheap as we all know yeah a report came out today earlier and it says that in 2020 foreign direct investment
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in china exceeded foreign direct investment in the u.s. for the 1st time ever is the pandemic to blame here. there are plenty of things going on i wouldn't focus solely on that long term growth prospects china will be supplying the intermediate goods to a lot of the world market it has a huge potentially huge growing domestic market it is a place that has euro out to acquire equity stakes that. businesses will want to get on board and actually there's been liberalization in china and perhaps what we're seeing is much is it's become easier to own and operate or be a partial owner an operator in the chinese market than it was before so it might
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be a a legal liberalization that is a count that this demand to. invest for direct foreign investment in china probably was just i'm satisfied the pandemic and money and vaccines you know they're getting a lot of attention at the moment the big question today just how many doses of the vaccine could the world's billionaires afford take a listen to this inequality has grown almost in every country in the world and if and then week period and what has been so shocking is then men and billionaires have made half a trillion in any area so that if enough to vaccinate he could buy back since the vaccinate the whole world i know the prevent anybody from falling into poverty so what is more shocking here that 10 men have enough money to vaccinate everybody on the planet or that men were able to earn half
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a trillion dollars while the rest of the planet is worried about unemployment. it just is not in my opinion a long run stable way to go for private ownership in capitals economic arrangements that kind of inequality. where there are such screaming needs for actually a larger participation on the tax side but a lot of these problems would go away in countries that treated accumulated wealth . more seriously tax revenue side meaning increasing taxes. and i think that would be required for such systems to have the allegiance to keep mobs from organizing and. the incentive to march with
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pitchforks and torches. on wall street or lombard street. would be much less if people felt that in fact the game was played where everybody gets a share of the growing prosperity and that feeling is certainly not been there for more than just the demick this is been a longer trend. that we've been living with yeah yeah i think go up people would agree with you we've seen too many pitchforks recently economist early call you're joining us tonight as always we appreciate your time and your insights thank you. thanks for having me. egypt is marking 10 years since mass protests erupted across the country and led to the el sting of longtime president hosni mubarak the uprising was part of what became known as the arab spring at the time it was seen as the dawn of
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a new era for egypt that was then and now a decade later many of those who took to the streets say little has changed. they call it the day of froth. and day that saw thousands descend on karros taffy a square to demand president hosni mubarak who drove to egypt for almost 30 years leave police and security forces cracking down hard. in just a few bloody days hundreds dead and thousands more injured. but 2 and a half weeks after the start of the january 20th levon protests jubilation. mubarak is out. 6 months later the muslim brotherhood takes power
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with islamists mohamed morsi elected president. a year later he too has gone in a military coup. in the weeks that followed hundreds of his supporters are arrested. and many killed it grow into seeable but the crew was led by army chief general abdel fattah el-sisi by 2014 he is president el-sisi has done all he can to silence any opposition. and of the changes to the constitution he could stay in power until at least 2030. for many the hopes of january the 25th 2011 buried somewhere here in turkey is square. will egyptians have certainly seen a lot in the last 10 years to talk about that it would have bring in sara yorkies
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she's senior fellow at the middle east program at the carnegie endowment for international peace or it's good to have you on the program again walk us through the significance of this day in egypt 10 years ago. sure so 10 years ago today hosni mubarak would been a dictator of egypt for 30 years was removed from power at the hand of popular protestors this is something that was unthinkable to people both inside egypt and outside egyptians from across the political spectrum were able to unite around this one goal which was bringing down the barak and so we saw this brief period of democratic rule this brief period of hope that was fairly quickly interrupted by the coup that was carried out by the current president of the fatah el-sisi that really ended the democratic transition and sent egypt on a downward spiral over the next 8 years and today we've got out of seizing ruling the country with an even tighter grip then hosni mubarak before the uprising i mean
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when you look at the events of the last decade what would you say what went wrong. so i think that 1st of all the people learned a really important lesson which was that they had the power they could actually unseat this 30 year long dictator but while they learned that lesson so too did the region's autocrats and so sisi saw what happened to mubarak before him and he wanted to make sure that it didn't happen to him and so what we've seen is that over the past 8 years or so sisi has cracked down on every possible form of opposition from political parties to journalists to civil society activists we've seen today there are about 60000 political prisoners in egypt 10 times that under mubarak and so people are scared you know people who might be in the streets in other circumstances are either in jail they're in exile or they're afraid to speak out but at the same time they have tasted that freedom they've seen what it's like to have this taste of democracy and many of them rightly want it back to their grievances still resonate today and i think that the story of egypt's revolution is not over. if to nisha is considered the success story of the arab
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spring is egypt can should we consider it to be the great failure of the arab spring. well i think it's still too early to judge i mean the past decade certainly has not been positive in any way shape or form for egypt but as i mentioned i do think that the egyptian people still want the same thing that all of us want which is freedom which is a voice a say in their affairs a better life and so i think right now it's in a very dark period the economy is doing poorly the same grievances that drove the revolution 10 years ago are still there but i'm too i'm f. i'm a little bit too optimistic to completely write off egypt as a failure at this point u.s. president joe biden i'm d.c. has pledged and i'm quoting here to revitalize america's national commitment to advancing human rights and democracy around the world what should he do in egypt. first of all i think that he needs to re-evaluate the u.s.
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objection relationship that egypt is one of the largest recipients of u.s. foreign aid in the world and most of that money goes to the egyptian military and i think if you look into this that the u.s. is actually on the losing end of that bargain that egypt actually these us far more than that from the perspective of the u.s. government and so i would hope that the by the administration and the u.s. congress can try to shift the way that it spends money in egypt you know they can condition their aid on good behavior for example they're going to tempt you that are often written off with national security waivers it's time to end that practice they also need to sort of spend the money where it's needed the most so stop just giving us a blank check to the egyptian military that's not in an active threat of war instead give some of that money or more of that money to improve the lives the livelihoods of the egyptian people you know find a way to actually improve their lives rather than just throwing money down the sort of military sinkhole if you think that's going to happen. i think it's possible i think that we are seeing people coming into the administration who at least want to
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take a look at what the u.s. is doing any object it's too often been on autopilot for the past several administrations there were a couple of attempts under the obama administration to try to shift things a little bit but that didn't really materialize the big thing was when the coup happened the u.s. refused to call it a coup and i would hope and i think that there is a chance this administration's going to take a step back and think more carefully about how much money we're giving to egypt and why i know that you have supported the idea of a global summit on democracy should l.c.c. should he be invited if and when that summit takes place absolutely not you know i think this is a summit that has a real opportunity to reward those people who have made real and consistent commitments to democracy and democratic reform and i think sisi is about as far from that ideal as one could get think inviting him would sort of make a mockery of the event and this is another opportunity where the invited ministration can stand up for democracy can say there are people who are doing the right thing we're going to support them we're going to give them
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a platform such as through this summit and there are people like sisi who are not and we're going to leave them on the side of lives till they show us that they're actually committed to democracy which he has yet to show anyone. sorry you're he's senior fellow at the middle east program at the carnegie endowment for international peace sara we appreciate your time in your insights tonight thank you thank you for having me. well the day is almost done but the conversation it continues online you'll find us on twitter either at g.w. news or you can follow me of brant goff t.v. and remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see that everybody.
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