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this is deja news live from berlin russia wraps up its crackdown on political opposition police arrest more than a 1000 people rally in support of jailed president critic alexei navalny is in dire health and the 3rd week of the hunger strike coming up. just a day after derek shogun conviction in minneapolis mourners pay tribute to dante write up a black man who lost his life at the hands of u.s. . and germany's parliament passes a new lockdown goal to contain
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a 3rd wave of the pandemic the health minister says the situation is extremely serious. armor him how much welcome to the program rights groups say more than a 1000 protesters were detained by police in iran 50 cities across russia the demonstrators are calling for the release of jailed opposition leader alexei navalny as follows president vladimir putin's annual state of the nation address. a forceful message delivered on a grand stage at his annual state of the nation address russian president vladimir putin warned western powers not to meddle in moscow's affairs. we're just beginning you must we really don't want to burn any. ridges. but if some mistake
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our good intentions for indifference all weakness and intent are burned or even blow up those bridges themselves. russia's response will be even more forceful quick and tough. rules. in recent weeks russia has been building up its military presence on the ukrainian border and in crimea pouring fuel on a simmering territorial conflict between ukraine forces and russian backed separatists this escalation was met with condemnation from abroad. but as he delivered his warning to the west was facing headwinds at home across the country people gathered to protest at news of the deteriorating health of imprisoned opposition leader alexina found. the heavy police presence was supposed to deter those protests like he aids in a valley was snatched from the street in moscow and locked in
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a police van on the grounds of the interior ministry. yes there's just it's just that i think that everything that is happening is to scare all the other people quite i was literally detained for the thought of showing up at the rally. so i would be detained until the late evening in this police van. but you know perfectly well what you should do. that you shouldn't be afraid to let. those these buildings get at you but yet said. the crackdown could not prevent protests even in far flung parts of the country like here in the remote siberian city of houla day. i came here on purpose to raise my voice against future and ongoing repressions thing against the killing of alexina valley in jail. against having many political prisoners and the police to secure. the
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rallies were met with mass arrests. that did not stop thousands from gathering in moscow as night fell brute force has not caused dissent in russia just yet i believe that your child was highly. to the us now where mourners have been paying tribute to dante right the 20 year old black man shot and killed by police in this month wright was killed during a traffic stop near minneapolis on april 11th the officer who shot him has been charged with manslaughter and memorial service is taking place a day after a jury convicted former police officer derrick show than of murdering another minneapolis resident floyd last may let's go live to minneapolis and speak to. simon's staff on what is the atmosphere like just a day off but it was announced. that well yesterday was
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a day of pure emotion after the verdict was announced and 3 guilty verdicts are of mr jerry showing was found guilty on all 3 counts today is a more somber mood no having said that of course people are still coming here to george floyd so-called george white square and pay their respects to this memorial there ever acted here and we have seen it many many times but for the majority of the black community here in this neighborhood as well as all over minneapolis probably all of the nation this is a day where they take stock say ok what happened yesterday was a good thing it was a good 1st step for what they expect to come and that is change real change real reform in what policing is in the united states and what racial equality in the justice system means and speaking of change tell us more about the justice department opening an investigation into the police department there.
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the federal government is taking the 1st steps to take this to another level the department of justice has announced that they will be looking investigating the minneapolis police department people we talked to here it welcomed that all the way through it said it's about time that somebody does this the d.o.j. the problem of justice in washington will look at how the measures and procedures processes of the minneapolis police department measure actually up when it comes to justice to not profiling to disproportionate use of force and that means 2 things a the minneapolis police department is now under pressure may have some say in trouble they want to cooperate they will cooperate so they have no other chance that also means that the federal government is really seeing this as a watershed moment you where they can push it forwards meaning they can really work
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on real change what policing means of the u.s. ok and it's very briefly how similar is the case of dante right to the one who torched floyd. i can show you this that explains everything if you look down here this little tiny memorial just little circle justice for dante right this is exactly how it started the year go about a few days later for george floyd and this circle is the beginning for what everybody says here will be the same procedures they did with even of the cases very different of course details are different but another young black man shot in a traffic stop whatever the details are it is about disproportionate or appropriate use of force by police and they don't seem to have this year. a real good handle on this and that's why this little circle is here and will probably also become a big one right on time and thank you so much. gemini's parliament
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pawson you know all that will impose coronavirus knockdowns on areas with high infection rates and then the patchwork approach to tackling the pandemic by germany's 16 federal states opinion polls show majority of the population approve the move but a very loud and visible minority does not. chancellor angela merkel campaigned long and hard for the new legislation but on wednesday she let others take the floor there was heated debate down to the very last moment opposition parties such as the right wing populist if he tried to have the vote removed from their agenda drawing harsh criticism from the coalition government it is going is it's even if there's no law then there will be no emergency measures and if there are no measures people will get sick and die and the fact that they are now clapping reveals the true hideous nature of this party you've got to go to start the business friendly f.t.p.
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say they'll challenge the law in the courts. why did i want to add this there is no scientific evidence which proves that curfews prevent the spread of the virus and to just hope that they will actually make a difference is not enough to justify such a serious infringement on citizens fundamental rights should be every bigoted want i think if so h. tragic but in the end the majority of parliamentarians voted in favor of amending the infection protection act. the changes affect all cities and districts registering more than 100 cases per 100000 residents over a week a nighttime curfew will be imposed from 10 pm until 5 am contact will be limited for residents from one household to just one other person when the 7 day incidence rate exceeds $165.00 schools and shops will be closed currently most cities and districts are seeing infection rates well above these figures meaning the changes will take effect almost immediately surveys show that
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a majority of people in germany approve of the measures many are in favor of even tougher measures but that didn't stop a minority from taking to the streets around 8000 demonstrators gathered outside parliament to protest what they see as an unjustified attack on their constitutional rights they now hope that the new law will be stopped either by the 2nd chamber of parliament the bonus scott or the courts. all they got the report to durrell dull dull roy joins me in the story and now for more on this how bad is the situation in germany when it comes to the pandemic after several weeks of seeing the rise in the number of cases things actually have started to level off here we're currently seeing cases of around $160.00 per 100000 residents over a 7 day average and that's not too bad considering other european countries but from that plateau point things could go up or down which is why chancellor angela
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merkel has been. for these new national restrictions which will bring in new restrictions assume some automatic points have been reached now all but one of germany's 16 federal states is already above that 1st trigger point at which night time curfews will have to come into effect many are also above the 2nd trigger point at which shops will have to close non-essential shops will have to close and some are even above the 3rd trigger point at which schools will have to close so large parts of germany will find themselves under new restrictions as soon as this new law will pass' and that could happen as soon as today on thursday and you've mentioned the nighttime cuffy obviously there's been a lot of discussion about this why are they so controversial here in germany other countries have actually had not time curfews for quite a long time france netherlands parts of canada and argentina right now but germany has been quite resistant to them except in certain localized cases the people who are out protesting today say that they are an intrusion of their constitutional
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rights others question whether they're even effective but what they are intended to do is to stop people moving around at night and meeting up in private households which is where what experts say where a lot of the transmissions do occur now that said germany's not time curfew is actually going to be quite light it's going to run from 10 am to 5 pm 5 am and there will be exceptions to allow people to continue exercising until midnight so it's actually going to affect very few people anyway and then just very quickly there are those that think that the measures just don't go far enough right well germany still doesn't do a lot of things there are still no mandatory quarantining of international arrivals in specific hotels or facilities like we see in the u.k. or new zealand or australia there's still no requirements for people to be tested for covert 19 at workplaces which is what some opposition parties call for so while some in germany might think that these measures are quite an intrusion people in other parts of the world might see them as quite moderate ok that's joel dollar thank you so much for your time. let's go to some sports news now and focus
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on football the wrap up of the midweek been dislike of match day saw dortmund toasting only and then with just a month left in the season dortmund now need every when they can get to make it to the top 4 for the champions league slot. dortmund as usual turned to the youngsters with champions league qualification hopes hanging by a thread their opponents and young were also chasing a european spot and it was they who almost got off to a flying start with just 13 seconds on the clock marcus inverts and cold a shot against the crossbar an early let's offer dortmund. but the hosts grew into the game so when a south fed mark or royce and the captain should have put dormant ahead in his short role thomas lee white. royce made amends though in the 25th minute when he won a penalty this seemed to be little contact from on young keeper. and although he saved
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erling holland's top kick royce followed up and bundled the goal is a bitter pill to swallow for the visitors who felt the penalty was harsh and almost managed to clear their lines. in the 2nd half they went agonizingly close to equalising when mike's cruisers free kick can and off the post replace showed dortmund keeper muffin hits got a feather light touch on the ball to turn it on to the post and keep his side ahead . with time ticking away dortmund made the win site with only half a counterattack rafael guerrero doubled his side's lead with a smart finish pass the stubborn loser. george burns more experience does deliver the 2 know when that gives them a fighting chance of making the chalk full. well this is the news live from berlin up next our documentary series looking at efforts to
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revive and protect europe's forests our money you can also find much more news analysis and video on our website dot com ever hear the mohammed thank you for watching take care. of to say matters to us. that's why you listen to their stories. reporter every weekend on d w. forests
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provide us with raw materials enhance biological diversity and help protect the climate but our forests are at risk. they're threatened by climate change and are ruthlessly exploited by industry and illegal logging. but some foresters and activists who want to preserve our woodlands are taking a different approach to. the city of new back in northwestern germany has owned a communal forest for hundreds of years for the past 3 decades the forest has been maintained using what's called a close to meter approach it's a departure from what has become standard forestry practice in germany but for a start is making it work because most of the autos what we do differently we have a lot of patience and let nature take its course when you try to speed things up
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and make everything grow bigger taller baster the local ecosystem suffers that's exactly what foresters are doing is go their goals is to have trees grow as quickly as possible so that they can harvest as much wood as possible in the shortest amount of time the cycle plant would can you chore and believes that nature knows best his approach has detractors but he gets results the trees here are largely free of bark beetles and there's little damage due to drought in other places large areas of woodland have been clear cut due to beetle infestations humam yet still foresters are making the same a stay. they made in 1990 and in the years after the storms we trying to get rid of capsize trees and get everything growing again as quickly as possible but any time you remove a tree if you get more sun shining in then you're vulnerable to wood boring beetles
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you created the problem yourself managing the forest that way leads to infestations and it's pointless where there's an infestation you won't earn a thing and didn't stand for the uncivil. in the loopback forest the small handful of dead trees that were infested by bark beetles aren't felt storms colleague your best co explains. these are tunnels and chambers made by beatles but the beatles along gone these trees pose no threat to the forest they're useful there are good bugs in there. good bugs like insects that prey on bark beetles if as when we have problems with box beetles we try to find the trees with fresh infestations work on those we remove but the ones nearby are left standing that way we don't have any gaps. there aren't many trees with an active bark beetle infestation in this forest. the 2 foresters are
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searching near a fallen tree. the dog lena helps. it's possible that some beetles have landed on a nearby church that's come on. or one sign is when there's resin flowing out. but we can't say for sure and usually would be a bit further out so we'd have to take the tree down my senses of either a woman with newborn with phone should we. so in time mr haga my state is coming with a chainsaw and we'll take a look over just on. the trees here are ready for market and would have been felled anyway it's a good opportunity to see if there are bark beetles here. i. go yeah i was one of.
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the 2 foresters head over to take a look but don't find any signs of bark beetles is that still. there is that. you can. see my mom for 5 meters for the rock dollar there are no bottles down here no tunnels nothing is going on the those trees of it if we check them we'd find tunnels under the bottom old infestations from because that's what we were looking for but the woodpeckers probably finished them off at the space to try. when they do find a park beatles they treat the trees right away. of them become from me here we don't use chemicals or anything like that we strip off the bark. they lead and breed between the fark in the wood so removing the bark destroys their breeding ground in such good. many other forestry outfits treat the felled trees with past decides to kill the larvae in this forest dead trees that were once infested our
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term is a blend of the those trees that you see over there would be cut down by most any other forestry operation in germany we leave them standing because they still provide shade and when they do fall on their own they supply what's called course woody debris even when it's fairly dry this here is like a sponge for them so when it gets really hot and sunny this debris helps keep things cool cool. that's why forests are basically nature's refrigerators. this woody debris is very important a lot of it especially during hot and dry spells to both windows of kept the decaying wood it is also important for nuclear. this can all are in an ordinary year it doesn't matter much because the soil has enough water in it. but in years where there's a serious drought this dead wood breaks down and becomes humus and the water is
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released. so that helps the little saplings survive the drought the soil may be dry but the what degree is still moist is that in before it. can huge storm believes that diverse forests where nature takes its course are more resistant to climate change. but others disagree they believe that fast growing khan a fire storm or c o 2 and make more money. forestry management that prioritizes fast growth and quick yields is standard across much of europe the central region in south central france is no exception but here too there are people who are bucking the trend. peer dema go into his wife suzanna pound have founded a forestry collective and that encompasses 400 hectares of woodland today there relocating young saplings and replanting them. this is
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a disease to invite in in the in a forest if certain species of trees like linden and fur trees serve as a kind of alkaline. ducted diggin it and a few they have deep roots which help funnel certain nutrients back towards the surface. i mean even to the few that helps sustain other plants entry species. little things like that can make a big difference. in this part of france forests are treated like an agricultural product and fast growth cycles are encouraged see once you fill the holes with soil then you gently put your feet around the saddling and give it a little tug. that way you give the rubes some shia and breathing space which helps them develop its own who don't even want to learn and we understood video pick of
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local saplings are already adapted to local climate conditions saplings grown in industrial nurseries are not but that's not the only problem it's good in the bombshell in france and is the problem with trees from a nursery is that they've been treated with so many fertilizers and pesticides and the nursery south wings are like candy for local animal species deer for example of our wild south wings are tougher and not as sugary. the mix of species also makes the woodland more resistant to storms. they don't destroy it if you only plant one type of tree that grows quickly trees that are very tall and thin and spend really they're a bit like a pencil when there's a big storm they topple like dominos planting some deciduous trees or other species in between the very tall trees gives you a 2nd level a 2nd line of defense then the entire woodland is more resilient but if you go i
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won't be doing i just. mixed forests with a diversity of species are rare in france and that's also true of germany almost 40 years ago when i went to university we were already being talked as the best forests are mixed with a variety of species today we've only managed to accomplish that in 2.6 percent of our forests and school that would get you up bailing. it's a scandal really a massive policy failure it is used. it's no different here in south central france but susana and pierre are determined to do things differently. from what i see a little this thought of woodland is basically what we're trying to achieve it's rich diverse and nature is renewing itself it's.
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the soul sides and it just isn't if we had really nice diversity here wealthy layered with many different phases of growth and decaying there's plenty of woody debris and lots of micro habitats and i'm proud of this i use my expertise to help kick off this process and nature did the rest. for what this is what a forest should look like and i'm a member of greenpeace and we're fighting against deforestation and illegal timber and point the problem is that we do need would rather draw on our own forests here in france but i don't want to exploit them to the point of destruction. in romania rapacious logging practices are the order of the day the country exports huge amounts of illegally log timber even the government admits it's a major problem. the carpathian mountains are still blanketed in
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forests but they're disappearing at an alarming rate yohannes sonnen of the world wide fund for nature wants to change that. there are many reasons we have to combat this illegal logging and deforestation here. it's a threat to our very survival. it's a problem that's particularly severe in eastern europe and poverty is just one of the reasons so just. i just flung we're seeing everything from poor people collecting firewood for the winter to organized crime networks and major corporate structures that feed off illegal timber. organized crime is a big problem in the carpathian the trade in illegal lumber is a lucrative business profit margins are high the penalties low and the police can often be bribed. the world wide fund for nature wants to clamp down on the timber
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mafia. does wins and we're facing a tough opponent as well it won't be easy but just missed. anyone here who tries to protect the forests is taking a risk and they get little support from local authorities to forresters were killed here not long ago it's going to be exploring new ways to protect the forests for example we're working with in a huge project that aims to educate the judiciary state prosecutors and the police and show them that illegal clear cutting is more than just a trivial offense uncover least to. demonize from the car pay theon region of ukraine and a veteran in the battle against illegal logging there. he's come here to support your highness' son in. law. it's organized. people or. people who are trying to. sample a new have an occasion in the car becomes. a lot more use or spoken or
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will be showing through germany's place where the money was very superior and the system had it. right that the need the lawyers came to his house. i think to stop illegal logging on the international level needs about the level of internal interagency and internet. ration organized crime is already working cross border there is definition this is a well established network and we're really trying to start here is to build up a network of authorities and the bridge builder will be in the pool to help this authorities to become more effective for us border. interpol headquarters in leone began investigating the illegal international timber trade about 10 years ago sasha
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propound is chief investigator of the for street crime unit. in full for. we have to understand that in our globalised world when consumers buy cheap wood in a western european supermarket. that might lead to someone being killed in a forest in eastern europe. that's come that's a. clear cutting is also an increasing problem in france but here it's done legally up to $25.00 hectares can be felled in one go an area about the size of $25.00 soccer fields. and there's the neighbors clear cut. what a mess. when we bought our was less than 5 years ago this was all covered in sort of trees you can see from the stems that they were huge up to 80 centimeters in diameter they were.

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