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this is g w news why from berlin tonight using the power of the executive u.s. president joe biden announces new measures on gun control. gun violence in this country is an epidemic the u.s. president moves to heighten some regulations but he falls short of his campaign promises will this be enough to stop the bloodshed but bring you the latest from washington also coming up tonight supporters of alexina on the stage a protest outside the penal colony where he's being held and that rewarded with jail time to himself
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a lawyer for the kremlin critic says that his health is deteriorating rapidly in prison and germany holds direct talks with russia on purchasing its seat coronavirus vaccine germany appears to be going its own way will it wait for approval from european union regulators before using the back seat. plus a top european court backs mandatory vaccinations against childhood diseases supporters hailed as a landmark ruling but some parents say did violates their rights it's. good to have you with us u.s. president joe biden has announced new measures to tackle gun violence acting on the issue was a key campaign pledge and recent mass shootings and call. rado in georgia have
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increased the political pressure in a speech at the white house today president biden unveiled a series of executive actions to curb what he calls a public health crisis this is an epidemic for gonchar and it has to stop 1st want to reign in the plot for a show so-called ghost guns these are guns that are homemade both from a kid and include directions in how to finish the firearm you go by the kid. they have no serial numbers so when they show up at a crime scene they can't be traced and the buyers aren't required to pass a background check to buy the kid to make the gun. or let's go now to washington d.c. our washington bureau chief you just pose she joins me she's following this story good evening to you. so president biden wants to crack down on what he calls ghost guns how is that going to work. well they shall see it's
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a very tricky task you know because this goes to guns likely printed 3 d. printers and yes he promised to crack them down but it didn't really tell us exactly how he's going to do that and have to keep in mind when biden was on the come pain trail he really said that he would make gun control a major part of his administration's than many actually just voted him because of that reason and until now that he didn't really present anything so that's the 1st time he really addresses this huge issue and this is applauded by those who support stronger gun laws and we know that there's only so much the president can do with with an executive order we're going to the legislation the laws passed by congress what's the likelihood that congress is going to do that. right it was the democrats having just such a tired majority actually in both houses i would say that we will see major changes in the near future i mean because of the intense lobbying of the gun lobby it has
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been incredibly hard to really change the culture of guns in the united sates prend and i mean unfortunately many really will see widens today action as toothless just because of that but we have to keep in mind. the president can only go so far you can only go so far legislation would perhaps change the gun culture in america but without that legislation do you see any significant changes coming to that culture . i mean i have been in boulder just some weeks ago 2 days after the shooting happened and 10 people got killed in the supermarket just across the street from the university and i talked to many young people there 2 friends who lost friends in this shooting and my sense is that the younger generation are really more or let's put it positively are really you for stronger gun laws for
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better background checks so there there is a chance that it will change over the course of the future but this will take some time right to use washington bureau chief you just go with the latest tonight thank you. all right here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world a critical care experts called as a prosecution witness in the trial of the police officer accused of murdering george floyd as testified that floyd died from a lack of oxygen dr martin tobin was asked if any underlying health conditions could have contributed to his death the doctor replied that even a healthy person subjected to what mr floyd was subjected to would have died in me in mars ambassador to the u.k. has been locked out of the london embassy quantified min says that staff have been threatened with severe punishment if they don't comply with authorities protests continue outside the u.k. embassy and in myanmar their state media say arrest warrants have been issued for
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120 celebrities who have been accused of supporting anti to protests among them is actor hang tight on. there are fears of fresh large scale hostilities in eastern ukraine after an escalation of tensions with russia german chancellor angela merkel has told russian president vladimir putin to reduce the kremlin's military buildup near the border putin has in turn accused of quote provocative actions. a lawyer for a russian opposition politician says his health is deteriorating rapidly in prison and of all he is serving a 2 and a half year sentence in a notoriously harsh penal colony east of moscow authorities have jailed several of his supporters who staged a protest outside to demand the ball the receive proper medical care. he's getting a lot of media attention but that's all alex in the valley supporters can achieve
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at the moment earlier this week a group of doctors including the vollies family physician ana stasia vasile jiva came to the pokrov prison camp to get an idea of move on these state of health but they weren't allowed to enter. we will do that tomorrow and the day after tomorrow until they let assent and will observe how they treat alexei until he is taken to a normal hospital and gets normal medical treatment. aleksei nepali seen here in a black prison uniform on surveillance camera footage 12 days ago russia's best known prisoner has been on hunger strike since late march in a letter to the prison director he demanded medical help sarcastically saying i've gotten used to my leg over the past few years i don't want to lose it now he is also suffering from fever and a cough and he says 3 fellow prisoners have been diagnosed with tuberculosis nobel knees lawyers also visited the prison they were let in and were shocked at what
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they saw on an evolving has been diagnosed with 2 herniated discs boy. he continues to have back. and leg pain. sometimes his legs and hands go numb. the penal colony in pop rove is considered one of russia's toughest but on state television government propaganda makes it seem like a vacation camp their message is life is good here and can follow me is exaggerating he was caught off guard by the camera team at his bedside including maria bettina but she's not a reporter in the u.s. she was convicted for being a russian agent and a volley says you were lying everything you do is a p.r. show amnesty international has publicly criticized prison conditions saying russia may be slowly killing the ball me off their find it to use walk on the 2 hours is a form of talk show the fact that he cannot have access to
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a doctor he can trust ease. ease a form of treatment the kremlin has responded saying of ali has no right to special treatment dr boisselier gave her her companions and some journalists who visited the prison camp with her have since been arrested and of all these supporters continue to fight for him despite the risk to themselves as she was led away dr buss agave i asked one last question what kind of a system tonight is a doctor the right to visit a dying patient. with you or the maker of russia's sputnik the vaccines as it has begun talks with the german government for lynne wants to purchase doses of the vaccine now these bilateral talks marked a break with the european union strategy of the sheeting with drugmakers as one bloc several german states say that they've already signed agreements to buy millions of doses of sputnik me though they will not be used until the drug has
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been approved by the european medicines agency. to speed up vaccination in germany one player is getting a more prominent role russia sputnik the vaccine it appears the german government does not want to wait on the e.u. to place their order i told my fellow e.u. health ministers that germany will hold bilateral talks with russia 1st of all to discuss when it could be delivered and in what quantities the varian state premium are pursued i has announced his plans to order doses of sputnik be through a local company for the footman to give us and once the shot is authorized in the european union the state of area will receive the order of doses through this company probably in june i believe it is 2500000 doses. the european medicines agency began reviewing sputnik v. in march the german vaccine committee says pre-ordering the vaccine is the right move. so published data does look very promising that much we can
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say and if after a thorough review the vaccine is approved i personally don't see a reason not to use it germany's liberal opposition f.d.p. party is also in favor of pushing ahead with or without the e.u. this is it is smart to try different routes anything that leads to more doses of any vaccines is the right move but sputnik we can only speed up vaccinations if it can be delivered quickly within the next 2 to 5 months says the german health ministry for the period there after germany has already secured sufficient quantities of other vaccines. or proponents are hailing it as a landmark ruling critics are calling it morally repugnant the european court of human rights has ruled in favor of government mandated vaccinations for children in a near unanimous decision the judges rejected the case by parents from the czech republic who had been fined for refusing to inoculate their children now under
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check law preschool children must be vaccinated against 9 known diseases including measles this is the 1st time the court has ruled on compulsory vaccinations. and for more on this now my colleague peter roller dollars here he's been looking into this this sounds like it could be or will be a controversial route it certainly is i mean as you just mentioned children in the czech republic must be vaccinated against you know common diseases like. polio have otitis be measles a lot of these that have been all but eradicated but we've seen kind of shot back up in recent years it's important to note that the czech republic the government can't force the kids to get vaccinated but the parents can be fined the kids can be refused admission to preschool if they're not vaccinated and you saw the judge is really walking that tightrope there on the one hand acknowledging that yes these laws are to some extent an infringement on people's private lives but at the same
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time also saying that you know these measures are essentially necessary in a democratic society is what they said because they help to protect public health and the court noting also this is not just about you know the people who get vaccinated is also about protecting those who cannot get vaccinated for health reasons in who essentially rely on herd immunity to be protected you know this is not just because of the czech republic i mean how common are these types of laws across the road we've seen a number of countries follow suit in recent years italy and in france for instance have changed their vaccine rules after similar measles spikes anglin which is obviously not a. country anymore is also considering similar steps and just last year germany introduced a law that made it mandatory to give vaccinated against measles after recent outbreaks and parents there can be fined up to $2500.00 euros if we know the case with the czech parents it was brought 'd before the pandemic started before we were talking about the corona virus code didn't see it but how is this case going to
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affect you know the drive to get people vaccinated against yeah that's a big question a lot of people are obviously you know maybe not surprising. worrying or concerned that this could lead governments to essentially make over vaccinations mandatory you know there's a lot of skepticism in a lot of you countries because of the way that the governments have been handling the rollout of the vaccines the recent uncertainty that we've seen with after senate vaccine for instance has only compounded that uncertainty and that has is posing obviously a huge challenge for a lot of political leaders who you know to get back to normal we need to get to herd immunity that means that we need about 70 to 90 percent of the population to be immune and countries like italy you're seeing very high levels of about one in 5 italian say they're skeptical they would get the vaccine in germany
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it's about one in 4 in france is one in 3 and so you know a lot of people worry now that to get to that herd immunity european governments will start implementing and imposing men mandatory vaccines. i think at this point a lot of european leaders probably very has a tent they've been handed a bigger stick with this ruling but they're worried about the backlash so it's going to be very interesting to see peter as always thank you. brazil's president. says that his country will remain open even as its daily qubit 1000 death toll approaches world record levels are only functions variance and a slow roll well are further complicating the situation critics of the far right leader blamed government inaction and have warned that brazilians will pay the price with their lot. of healthcare workers pushed to the limit this makeshift hospital in brazil's largest city san paolo is struggling to cope as
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covert 19 cases. experts of one to the district lockdown is necessary to slow the virus one of brazil's lading public health institute's cruz said without lockdown measures the country's health system faces collapse. but the president disagrees. the work was we are not going to accept this policy of staying at home of closing everything down the virus will not go away this virus like others is here to stay and will remain for a lifetime it is practically impossible to eradicate it what are we going to do until then. the country has registered more than 13000000 covert 1000 cases since the pandemic began it is now at risk of overtaking the united states with the world's highest rates of infection and deaths. the president's opponents know where to point the finger. i didn't but as you presume is
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a time bomb abrading ground for corona virus creating new strains variants because there is a total lack of control of the pandemic and of life for this reason and at this moment we are ashamed not about people but about government especially both scenario. we've got measures in place to control the spread many health experts fear brazil will hold back global efforts to contain the virus brazil lags behind much of the well in buying up vaccine doses and the rollout has certified failed to significantly slow the spread of the virus with no lock down in sight brazil will continue to vary thousands every day. so here is some of the other developments now in the pandemic indonesia has announced a ban on travel during the upcoming muslim celebration of aid in may to curb virus transmission many people typically travel during the holiday iran has seen
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a record number of new infections for the 3rd day in a row with more than 22000 spike follows recent persian new year holiday celebrations and new zealand has suspended all travel from india came after india reported the record number of new cases in one day its struggling under a new wave of infections israel is marking its annual holocaust remembrance day and author of the 6000000 jews who died in the genocide led by nazi germany. sirens sounded across the country for 2 minutes this morning as israelis stood in silence traffic came to a standstill and the country's leaders took part in a wreath laying ceremony the event marks the anniversary of 943 warsaw ghetto well rising one of the most significant acts of jewish resistance to the holocaust. the israeli and german air forces have been cooperating to honor holocaust victims
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and one of the camps where jewish people once murdered one israeli pilot shared his experience taking part to. a joint fly by over germany and the dr concentration camp last year for the 1st time the german look back on these really air force honored holocaust victims together for this young israeli pilots it was a very personal experience. i mean specifically the fly over of an old english was probably the most important thing definitely wasn't one thing that i've done in my army service and one of the most important things i've ever been a part of in my whole life and it was such a such a great symbol of how humans can get over even the worst and the doctors conflicts and the worst things that can happen. especially for me as well my from my grandfather was a pilot in the british air force and in the 2nd world war and on my other side
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obviously my family was. murdered in the holocaust so for me it was very very special as an active fighter pilot he can't be fully identified he emigrated from steel yet to israel one of his grandfathers was a spec fire pilot in the royal air force in world war 2 his scorching raids on nazi germany he survived and moved to israel his grandson followed in his footsteps you know when you think about the past and what happened you know in the darkest times 70 years ago. you know i guess the worst enemies almost and now we're flying over germany together as a tame but i think it really really shows the best side of humankind how we can forgive each other and you know we still remember the storm and what happened and learned about it but. we can move on together and be friends meeting with other young germans was an important part of the joint military training last year
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another way of keeping the memory of a shared past a lie there's still people in the world. who want us to be destroyed as a country and as a people and i think that remembering what was in the past is the case so that what it won't happen again in the future. or to your other stories that we're following for you this hour hundreds of people have rallied in kyrgyzstan's capital bishkek they called for police chiefs to be sacked after a woman who had been abducted from marriage was found murdered protesters are angry that police failed to find the suspect despite the abduction being caught on camera . kidnapping is widespread in the central asian country french president will shut the famous in a school replacing it with a more egalitarian institution that grown has set in motion a major reform of the senior civil service the cornerstone of this remodelling is the creation of an institute of public service which will eventually replace the
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prestigious aina which the head of state himself attend. hundreds of jellyfish have gathered in the harbor of the northern italian port town of tria the whys of stoma palmo is one of the largest jellyfish species found in the mediterranean environmental groups say the unusual gathering was caused by winds and currents that pushed the jellyfish into the harbor. well these days the art market is going digital investors are spending enormous sums on artworks that exist only in digital form now until now digital art was so easy to copy that it didn't make much sense financially but that is changing and the implications for the art market are huge. the magic word is n f t or non fungible token and it's revolutionizing the art market this technology records the owners identity in
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a blog change while the work itself remains publicly visible on the web for anyone to see. so and it is that you can stand there to meet the work of art where any day any. essence. uni so you get it all going well to me that that was the exit size and that you bought it and it you are the rightful owner in this online gold rush a flying cat sold for 600 $50000.00 but 20 for several 1000000. crypto cats for virtual basketball cards sold for millions. and now christie's has got on board auction ing every days from artist people as its 1st tokenized piece. the sale not only meant recognition for digital art but
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it's helped christie's reap millions in a win win situation. job or just get him of us and i think when there's money at stake people take things seriously so many people who used to not really take this art form seriously are now having a closer look and that's great and of course the artist who created this work will go down in art history on that side so i. can squish timestream. the buyer was a singapore based fund that had made a fortune with cryptocurrency 90 percent of the bidders at christie's were unknown is a new crypto elite divvying up the market. people they're all so right now. that . how do the market. forms with a really open i don't have much knowledge of the art market and our enemy. and just really i think that could up end the traditional dominance of art
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galleries and museums when it comes to determining what art is valuable and important for crypto art could turn out to be an unprecedented speculation bubble but even if that bubble bursts it's still likely to shake up the art market. bilbao in northern spain is one of the city's planning to host a summer's european football championships but now at risk being cut from the list after the spanish football federation said local restrictions would make it impossible for spectators to attend that puts them on a collision course with the european football's governing body you a fault which says city's must allow fans at stadiums or lose their right to host bilbo has now submitted a plan to you a few organizers that will let in a limited number of fans ireland's football association has announced that it also cannot assure fan numbers in dublin a final decision on host cities is expected april 20. in tennis the
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french open will be delayed by a week because of france's tightened coronavirus restrictions that will now start on may 30th last year's event was delayed by 4 months saying crowns limited to just $1000.00 people a day off here on the dollar will defend his title after winning a record extending 13th french open last year while iga pick of poland is the reigning women's champion. and here's a reminder the top story that we're following for you this hour u.s. president joe biden has an else new measures to tackle gun violence including tighter regulations on homemade guns but he says much more is needed he's called on congress to on. our if you're watching news i'll have more at the top of the hour followed by the day i hope to see event.
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