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to postpone the game set, tokyo and 202021. thrown off course during the qualifying ground. not fees for sports. he rose yesterday. it was a flap in the face, but now we just have to fight there, mobilizing superpowers. i'm fired up and ready count down during walk down the rocky go to tokyo, georgia july 19 dw. the news. hello and welcome to focus on europe. i'm la bella. it's nice to have you with us. after a long delay the european championships have finally kicked off, and soccer fever has taken hold of europe. be in the stadium in pubs or on the
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streets. millions of fans want to see their stars and their team. for them it's the perfect opportunity to finally experience a bit of normality again and to have something to celebrate. but for him, soccer is about more than just scoring goals. paul asked, and my youngest is a refugee from cameroon. fighting for his future on the greek island of less boss, he dreams of a career as a professional soccer player in europe. and sports has helped him to connect with others and to cope with the trauma of fleeing his home. his harrowing experiences include being stuck in the former moria refugee camp, despised by refugees and locals alike. these are the remains of the moria refugee camp, unless both at times more than 12000 people lived here in and around the camp until
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it burned down in september 2020 paul, a 20 year old from cameroon, spent 2 years living in moria. it was a difficult time for and he doesn't like looking back on it now. he has trouble finding the place where he used to sleep on this. this mike, cough i remember this is my golf. i i got it forms pianos. so even kayla spine us is probably the best known hobby football coach unless both and pauls savior. thanks to the greek gods. all is now a striker with the aisle legal soccer team. the island club only just missed promotion to greece's 2nd division this year. that success is partly thanks to some new team members. 3 young asylum seekers from africa and their coach. but not
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everyone is happy that the 55 year old coach has taken the refugees under his wing . some great parents have taken their children out of sponsors, youth teams. it was a problem, but i decide okay, doesn't matter. i'm doing. i'm also a physical educator or not. so i have to teach people not only for sports, but also for your work for values, for all these things. values like respect and solidarity. after practice a greek team, it drives paul's home. he now lives together with other players in this former hotel. for that he thank spawn us and god sure this is my bible. a bible is all that remains from his months long
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flight from political violence and his homeland and this is my email is short. my bare inside in front of me was like a chart between these 2 bug. but for me and on top of what i did, soccer and coach spawn us are his only consolation. on this, the team is called fc cosmos. twice a week, young people come from the nearby car to tape a refugee camp for team practice. for the young men who mostly fled to europe without their parents. it is one of the rare opportunities to get out of the camp. they say conditions and carrots, they are much better than they were in moria, but they still feel trapped. it can take years for an asylum claim to be processed
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in greece, lot in a good. but now they have hope all has shown them the way playing for the 3rd division side and working as an assistant coach has helped him get a residence permit. that makes of uncle sponsors proud. he hopes his successful work will inspire greeks to show more understanding for the often traumatized youngsters. we can give them help, we can change their behaviors so we can make them better, better be better, but since so when they're in the society in the community, it will be very easy for them to speak with local people and local people to check to see that they are the same with us. they're not different. paul has his sights set high. he wants to move on from less bows and dreams of
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playing for a professional club in a big city in germany or france. paul is very popular at the clubs, cafe, but among the greeks on the island, there's continuing controversy over the refugees. the european union is planning a new reception center, but most locals are opposed to it because we are against the new k. i mean, we don't want them hear what you want me then you know, we don't have any factories or work here. what are they supposed to do here? coach sponsors is not put off by such opinions. and his persistence has paid off with f. c. cosmos. receiving international support including from soccer's, european governing body, you wafer and when they are coming here kids and in every age they are very angry. yeah. so
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and every day by day we are looking them smiling, working, talking with this. and this is nice, this much you read a former player calls response is still there for his boy, even after they've moved on to other clubs in greece or elsewhere. and not everyone sporting dreams come true. but on the soccer pitch coach, sponsors has given them reason to hope, unless both and far beyond it never quite went away. the fear that the so called troubles may return to northern ireland violent protests. in april confirmed suspicions at briggs, it could reignite the conflict between catholics and protestants on the island. well, for it, pro british protestants in belfast, fears of being left to drift or rising since brags it. and despite countless
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promises to the contrary, a customs border between northern ireland and the rest of the united kingdom has been implemented. and some protestants fear being cut off from the u. k. and joining the republic of ireland against their will something their pro irish neighbors. however, would welcome tensions are on the rise. these protestors want to me british demonstrating on the outskirts of belfast despite the police. then when it comes to northern islands, special status, they feel betrayed by the u. k. government. we have not got a partition direction, something the people and also have for, for, for hundreds of years. is remy in part of the united kingdom. and we find ourselves divided from the united kingdom with no consent were produced by blood. but the blood, the flows for your patients,
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but as our possession of the united kingdom. no, we're no longer a part of united kingdom for the part of it. because our constitutional law laws are in brussels, nor british symbols are common in northern islands. protestant dominated areas, the red hand represents one of the many para military organizations. it can be found in traditional working class neighborhoods like this one near the port. it's now one of the poorest areas in northern ireland. jo keys grew up in a similar area. he knows the paramilitary group and he won't feel proud of this protestant heritage, but he's afraid it could be taken away by catholics. some people are loyalty as to the queen, sometimes it's their british down so they people fly their flags just out of pure love. so right down to me, it's an expression of who they are. his catholic neighbors live just next door behind a high wall. most of them want a united ireland. that would be
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a nightmare for jo. got one group of people who believe that northern ireland should be part of the united ireland. then you've got one group of people who believe northern islands partition should remain part of the united kingdom. those are fundamentally opposed. ideology should come out both. you're either in one or in the other. we make our way to the other side of the world. in the past, it seemed violent street fighting but claimed over 3000 lives. one of the dead was the mother of mary adams, a catholic who died in a bomb attack carried out by pro british protestant militias. she says she's worried about increasing discontent amongst the protestants. they're not thinking about anybody else just themselves. and i've always been look at, it's always been make up. so if not, she engine there not latin. a change at all was demons and may get but a month. but for many catholics the united ireland they have fought for so long is
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increasingly within reach. mary's neighbor who runs a pub, says the protestants will just have to accept that tomato. martin mar once. good. they can still have their betty shut down today because we still have our, at a down to they were still occupied by the british. so mainly we have lived for a 100 years, let them see how they can live with us. back on the other side, joe keys sees the british, is protectors, not occupiers. until recently. anyway. now, prime minister boris johnson's government has allowed goods from britain to be checked in the port of belfast for joe, that unforgivable and has to be changed at all costs. sometimes violence is the thing that you have to day. i'm not sure that we have to day up. i'm not saying that we will have to do. i'm just going to ask me to take it off the table to ask me to categorically read it. especially when our political opponents have made very clear that they are not going to take it off the table. it's an
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unreasonable request. joe is not alone in his anger, according to polls, over 80 percent of people in northern island, don't trust the u. k. government. there are some people who think that and violence in various forms expresses how serious you are. i know that the vast majority people in northern ireland did not want to see anything like that, but it doesn't take too many people to create a situation in which the people protest can escalate him to something violent. a critical right now young protestants will as a northern ireland are preparing the annual bonfires to mark the 17th century victory over catholics. but many fear this year bonfires could get out of control. there's certainly a sort of perception that our concerns and our worries and also our goals and our
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on our dreams are kind of ignored. i'm, we're kind of told to just be quiet and leave it to the professionals. don't write, don't do that. it's i understand the frustration, brecht it is the biggest threat. the northern ireland peace process is faced so far . and for the moment, that's about the only thing catholics and protestants here agree on this exotic animal feels right at home with us, even though it's on foreign land. the greater ria is a giant, flightless bird, and its size is matched only by its appetite needed for south america. it is now making itself home in northern germany, the shall, the biosphere reserve has become home to the largest population of ria birds in europe. this may please conservationists but for farmers they're nothing but a nuisance. of the birds find plenty of food on their fields but have no natural predators over there. there's one
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toma toy has it in his sight. he's a farmer and he often keeps an eye out for them in the area. what's out there? i know if i can see one, i can't see the 2nd one behind that hollow toy is no friend of the greater ria birds lead his crops. they are always over that way on both sides of the road office. the hungry birds are very fond of his rate seed. no wonder. it's an energy packed food crop. this is one of the plants they bit know. look here, you can see how they've eaten the flowers, can see that if it's in handy. dow and the blue to up cousin, the farmer says the greater we as force him to plant 20 percent more rape seed. the damage amounts to thousands of euro's under the fund. a lot of people think they're
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wonderful, but we, well, we think the birds are great too, but when their feet is coming out of your pocket, it makes you mad. we farmers are used to dealing with a certain amount of damage from wild animals. but this is a pretty extreme case really shows. and these are wild animals that don't really have anything to do with us. and this is all, not far from toys. fields in the northern german town of gloss clue now. there were one 6th grader rios kept in a private lou. then some 20 years ago, the gate was left open and the birds who are a native to south america, escaped from their enclosure and managed to breathe successfully in the area. that makes them the responsibility of ranger mario exit from the shows they were nefco abuse. here reserve, he and his colleagues count the greater re as at regular intervals. as the result of that fateful oversight 2 decades ago, the birds population has grown to 600 individuals now mythic.
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whenever i own the animals back, then clearly wasn't paying enough attention and wasn't too concerned after the fact . these probably assume the situation with simply take care of itself for a line of reagan. it didn't. the birds even braved the cold german winters and took up residence in the region. it's really just the local humans who have an adapted to them. from miss estate, this is still look unfamiliar to me. in their lunch, when you need the silhouette of one of these birds strutting along for me, it just doesn't really harmonize with the image i have of the northern german landscape in north georgia. the rangers are trying to keep down the numbers of greater ria, for example by drilling holes into their eggs. but the birds just lay more of them . 3 years have no natural predators here. unlike in south
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america, where greater reappraised, jaguars, but the rangers, in northern germany hope the local wild boar will start to take an interest in their auditors saturdays. opens on trying once more tries and exit. this eyes will be, it'll be interested in finding more an open to see metrics in montana and wild boar is approaching. the nest won't be scared off by a male. ria bind token, but they'll manage to eat the eggs to gain would be fastened saturday. and now people like district hunter, hiker, funk, are joining the effort to keep the ria population and check. they've shot more than $200.00 of the animals with official permission. of course. they are not trying to kill all of them. phone is convinced that the real will continue to multiply. he says the clever birds are leaving the areas where they are hunted and counted detail counting the greater ria in the monitored areas. it does not provide the real numbers of the population. here. there are ria outside,
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the counting zones. coley can be think they've evacuated the area hill. yes, they've moved 20 kilometers further east. that's no big deal for them. or farmer toys also thinks that the greater re is, are here to stay in northern germany and on his fields. for sure i can come, well, we can't chase them away, isn't they run a lot faster than we do the scarecrow? some things like that choice on, so they don't mind one bit on it. so there's no way to write them a way to shorten the greater we, as are certainly i categories for locals and tourists. but perhaps before too long, the new native will become a normal feature of this strange new world. europe's woodland are under threat fires. storms and pests are wreaking havoc on the forests, health,
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years of drought have amplified the problem and damaged huge ranges of timber. o people in eastern belgium are feeling the heat from the climate emergency. the forests were once a place for rest and relaxation. but now rangers and owners can only watch as the trees whither the forest is something that we are in for. a quiet, almost magical oasis in times like these where travel is often impossible. for many, it is a place of refuge sometimes for too many. but most of us do not realize europe's woods are in serious danger. the greatest, so surprisingly small. as the past 3 years, the tiny bark beetle has spread through europe, spruce forests, attacking countless trees. the insect poses a grave danger, says belgian forest re ex but hubert or toy. even though technically, the beetle only attack sick trees through which the natural response of bruce tree,
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or any tree for that matter against bark beetle is to produce a sap in the hearts was trapped in the beetle, cannot grow to maturity and then dies in the bowl. mobile batteries that lack water at their roots can't produce sap done and are therefore defenseless against the insect and unreasonable and capable of. it was also that although this year was rather crude and damp so far, that was not enough to offset 3 years of drought. and drive away the buck pico we meet attends nigh as his family. his own this far as to the east in belgium for the past 100 years. about 60 percent of europe as far as a privately owned and pose huge problems for their own is the science had to cut down entire areas like this one to fight the bug people into station home i really
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traumatic or areas where trees do it. 3 years ago or now bear. so boom, trees that has grown to maturity and we're ready to be felled. are suddenly dead, mostly because of the drought. yet. there's been a lot of fetal damaged, wood, and timber processing. companies are overwhelmed. those who can are happy to set it up to china at a discount europeans prefer impeccable timber, which is becoming increasingly costly and rather weld over sort of the haunt, hopefully deal. i think only the big players can live off there for a while. for media. our forest is a family big book with us. we are attached to it of course. but we also need to invest in it to work from if you have to keep selling enough timber to keep replanting free on all you're going to be economically viable. if it weren't for climate change, so probably in my to keep it, we'll start the far as 3 expert has recommended this nice to plan latches and
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douglas says, which i'll say from bach beetles. both are also more robust than spruce trees. although only time will tell how they'll hold up against climate change. planting trees is a costly experiment that could lead to financial ruin. many people think for a soft, common property and should be placed under protection. they oppose the timber industry and say this with guaranteed bio diversity. but europe needs far as stone as to look after and cultivate the forests. got norther, putting some of the work. number production is very important. that us biller there is already shortage. you know, the soon we will have to import even more timbers one city, including from region where it isn't treated sustainable, the ones the fund money of the sky is instance takes sustainability
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seriously planting. different tree types selling selectively and planting use saplings is needed. after all, the family wants to preserve their forest for coming generations. have you ever uncovered something old while digging around in the sand or in the garden? a chart of clay, or perhaps the coin that looked to be ancient and valuable? while most of the time, what many hope is that historical fine turns out to be worthless debris. but that doesn't stop numerous danish hobby, archaeologists to go treasure hunting, armed with the right tools, they hope that the next big fine is just a ping away. when this many people spend their free time sweeping the field, you know there must be something special buried. they are all amateur, archaeologists from mid detect. the 350 member metal detecting club in jutland in
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denmark. and today, they're searching for treasures from the past. and i think somebody who stole in lots of danes are interested in history. and this is both an adventure and a history lesson. for me, it's a way of telling the next generation about our country's past fargo. he was, the hobby has been booming since the spread of the pandemic says michael had learned it gets practitioners outdoors for once. of course, they ask the farmers for permission to search 1st. wherever the detector beeps, they dig. it's always a thrill says 17 year old patrick. this is, i mean it's been that the demick is the most exciting experience is to hold something old in your hands, which someone might have last held some 3000 years ago. knew a single system. it's so fascinating to think about who last stood here using that object. talk to the new story. most of the time, the diggers just find unearth rubbish like cans or old tools made of iron or
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aluminum, says olsh banner. he's been doing this for 5 years now. but not this time i today he gets lucky and find something very rare. when in the down to stamp seal probably dates to the middle ages, maybe even a little earlier around $1200.00 or 12 valuable objects like this are photographed and registered and the digital portal daemon was about to fix the treasure hunters you see to contact the english museums explains archaeologist andre store but at or whose university that way. experts are promptly informed of any new discovery and can evaluate it to that. here here in history is viewed as something very immediate and hobby. archeologists really bring that notion to life . it's like a hands on less than in history. and the stamp seal that almost bonner found has already been registered in or who's and will soon go on display search,
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find register, and give to a museum. that's how simple uncovering the past can be in denmark. and i thought germans were organized, well, that brings us to the end of focus on europe. let me know your thoughts about this . we show on twitter. thanks so much for watching bye. for now. the news the the news, the news,
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