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you, these places in europe are smashing the record, stepped into a bold and venture, the treasure map for modern globe trotters. discover some of your record breaking site on your to and no, also in book form. i i the city of the news and these are our top stories. you care prime minister bars johnson has laid out plan to end to cobra, $900.00 restrictions. that's the spice arrives in infection rates across the country, driven by the more contagious delta variance. the measures include scrapping rules on wearing losses and social distance thing and allowing people to go back to the office. the changes are due to take effect on july 19th. we missed the officials, nigeria say 140 children have been kidnapped by armed men in the countries north
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west. police say the gunman shot wildly and overpowered. security guards at the baptist boarding school. it's the latest in a wave of mass abductions around $1000.00 students. have been kidnapped in nigeria since december. havana is under alerts, off the tropical storm. elsa may not fall in cuba bringing heavy rains and winds of nearly 100 kilometers per hour. flooding has been reported in some areas for cost to say the storm will next head to florida. this is the w news from berlin. that's much one website, d, w dot com. mm. oh, the the united states just celebrated its independence day holiday with fireworks and
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crowds and with the corona byers, the delta varying to spreading and almost exclusively among the and vaccinated. on this side of the atlantic, the u. k. is preparing to mark what he calls freedom day on july 19th, the last pandemic restrictions in england will be lifted. if only the government could simply decrease the delta variance away. if only there were enough vaccines in people's arms to stop the spread. but there aren't in on july 19th, there will be either i'm burned, golf, and berlin. this is the day the me we will be honest with ourselves. we count, reopened our society in the next few weeks. when will we be able to return? to notate, we choose, comes with zeroes, for we must reconcile ourselves sadly to move debts. but i want to get away from
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these restrictions as quickly as i possibly can, and allow people to make their own informed decisions about how to manage the virus . the also coming up, the u. s. government has admitted that many u. f. o sightings cannot be explained, and washington is not ruling out. the possibility that you f o's could be from aliens. so what are curious earth links to do is the truth. is it really out there? like well going against when the when's point me to our viewers on p b s in the united states into all of you around the world. welcome. we begin the day with abrasions of freedom on both sides of the atlantic. one more muted then
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the other in the u. s. american celebrated their july 4th independence day of sunday in ways that were banned and considered life threatening. just one year ago, even president biden said that the country was celebrating its growing freedom from the corona virus. but that is only part of the story. the delta variant of the virus is spreading across the us and it is spreading almost exclusively among the non vaccinated. that translates into millions of vulnerable people. about 69 percent of americans have had at least one vaccine shot so far heard immunity. it remains a hope. now the reality the number of new delta cases delta varied cases in the u. k. weeks even worse than in the us, 24000 new cases were reported on sunday. that's the highest daily number since early february hospitalizations and deaths have not increased and that is important here, but that could easily change. and yet today, prime minister, boars, johnson said, come july 19th,
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there will be no more pandemic restrictions. his message, we will simply have to learn to live with this virus. they forget that we always did say there would be a, a 3rd wave and, and the projections where we are lined the roadmap of sadly more delays ations and sadly more, more depth. so i think the question that people have to ask themselves, as i said earlier on, is if we don't go ahead ny, when we, we've clearly done so much with the vaccination program to, to break the link between infection and, and, and death. if we don't go ahead now when the summer fall break is coming up the, the school holidays or the advantages that that should give us in, in fighting the arson. the question is, when would we go ahead? was born johnson speaking earlier day. i'm doing now by mohammed veneer. he's a biologist at lancaster university in the u. k. it's good to have you back on the
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program. busy let me start with some numbers here, mr. mooney, or do you know what percentage of people being infected with the delta various in the u. k. are not vaccinated? is it 99 percent? as is the case in the us? yeah, i mean thanks for having me. back on the show was the majority of the cases in the u. k. if you look on to the sequence, they belong to more than 95 percent of those positive kids in the you know, on an average more than $24000.00 level of adding it. but at the moment, we don't really have the figure that can break the one down, that the new cases are either in the vaccinated, older non people because that is really not the static ablation. according to our own internal assessment, we're going to find a community in both of the cases of money and, or in either people are back to me with
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a single doors or not back at all. we know the numbers. i mean, we can ignore the numbers 24000 new cases on sunday. i think 27000 on this monday. i mean, do you see the euro 2020 football crowds reflected in these numbers? yes, absolutely, brad, that you know, over the one half year into this and damage tall, we have witness that congregation and gathering either in the indoor particularly, but in close vicinity or really the feeling that can lead to emergence of this infection. and particularly when we talk about the variance such as delta variance, there's a lot more cognitive going around 66 percent more than alpha variance average was predominant in the u. k. before the before the got their money that that was 50 percent more transmissible. then the one where you get so all in all these tale
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transmissible wires, buyers with low quantity of the teacher and that is required in fact that people and incorporated places are really the very worrying moment for moving forward. and would certainly give more cases as we move along with the course. we're seeing the more cases, the number of cases rise and yet hospitalizations and could be 1900 debts in the u . k. are not rising. how do you explain that? yes, absolutely. that is, when we say that the vaccine play is playing the role, we have seen a massive decrease in the hospitalization, but also on to the death. and that is really the indication that the vaccines are working. but that is, the caveat have you didn't, there is that person has to be double back to make this mean. all those people who have gone 1st working job need to go to 2nd so that the protection of the forum of that would be great. but that also means that the risk is all been there because
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even in the country like you get off of our population, including children are not vaccinated, which means any gathering or any opening up at the, at the time when we have a very good at all of our certainly be the best part of you is renier, do you think that the u. k. would have this problem with the delta variant? if it had rolled out 1st in our, in a vaccines instead of the astrazeneca vaccine, would that have made a difference? well we know that most of the vaccines that we. busy are defined currently on effective against many readings, including delta variance. so i think at this moment, the important thing is that we maximize the company population at the level where we can achieve be heard community or at least the community that did a lot to break the transmission chain within the community. because the initial delta has only for a few occasions back in february, march, and from then all those communities that has gone high. and if we have
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a really good that info to good thought that we can certainly break before, i don't know what the dental reading it, but also in the future reading because there will always be a certain level of protection solution to now to reduce hospitalized ation. and when the prime minister says we will have to learn to live with this virus. what is he saying is the corona virus going to become endemic like the flu virus? well that is a very dangerous incentive because i don't really think that we will be able to live with this wider because this is not a low virus. and if we live with this virus, it will kill us. and the only way we can live with this, what is, is the harmony not with conflict. and the harmony is that we keep all what we can to the infection while taking the break off. but the government credit you seems to be changing. it's a take the break off and see what happens, which isn't really what most of the infraction. ok, when here is always mr. me and we appreciate your time in your insights tonight. thank you. thanks for having the for the past few weeks,
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european football has been at the center of protests of laws designed to curtail the rights of l. g, b, t, q. people. and those protests seemed like a luxury when compared with what is happening in the former soviet republic of georgia at the moment the o g, b t q community, there had planned to hold a pride march, but the march was cancelled after protests against it turned violent protesters clashed with police and activists locations across the capital city to bleaching, including parliament and the united nations representative. group of demonstrators also attacked the offices of the l. g. b t q group, which tried to organize the march. its opposed by leading figures in the georgian orthodox church. the prime minister of georgia also criticize the plan quite event as being an acceptable to march sections of georgia. and i definitely are to join now by ross moves andres, and he is a member of the european parliament for the german green party. he's also been
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vocal in his support for the pride march in tbilisi. it's good to have you on the program with me tonight. i'd like to draw our viewers attention to what you posted earlier today on twitter. your tweet today said this, this is simply not acceptable fund ally and joseph burrell should call the georgia authorities to protect the tbilisi pride to protest for equality and human rights as a fundamental right. if georgia wants to be a european partner, they should act hash tag, tbilisi pride, $21.00. are you expecting the european union to do something here? well, 1st of all, let me say at thanks for having me and it's good that you are taking this up in your program. we what we could see today and simply see at the price is quite hurtful and painful, not just for me, but for the o. l t t i community across the whole world. and from my perspective,
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this is not just the jobs in issue. it's about honda mentor, right, and about protecting them and this is why i think the european union needs to address. what do you think the european union is going to do something? well, we could see a lot of embassy just there from european states, but also from the u. s. calling the jobs authorities to act. and i think the next logical step would be to have a political involvement to have the national government, but also to have for europe in commission on it. and having some serious talk with the georgia authorities and the government, the european commission, you say, last month you signed it open letter calling on george and authorities to protect tbilisi pride protesters and to ensure their universal right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. i noticed that those who signed with you from the
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european parliament, they are either greens or social democrats. i didn't see any one from the conservative block in parliament. and isn't that where europe and commission president ursula from the lion feels most home that i mean, it makes me wonder how much support there is in brussels in strossberg really for what you'd like to see. well, there is a lot of support for l. g. b t i right, especially in the european parliament. i know a lot colleagues coming from the conservative family, all the liberals, some of the supporting goes issue. i don't know why it is time to let are we, we address to the georgia authorities last week, but still when it comes to protecting l. g b, i right worldwide. there is a lot of support, but my feeling is that we need more than just strong work. we need to see the european commission acting, and this is what, what we would like to see. now, when it comes to juncture, we can see that there had been
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a lot of issues also in the past. whenever the government and especially also the orthodox church, was discriminating or was discriminating. l g b, t i in georgia. and this is why i think it's time for politician to act, mister andres. and when you see these images of people being attacked in tbilisi, does it make you think that the l g b t q community is the last minority and societies where it is still acceptable to, to discriminate against them. and even in some places to be openly violent against them. well, at least it's not acceptable to have l g b, t i p pull no matter where they are living and attack just because of this actually . because they want to protest peacefully in places like georgia,
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but also other place in the world. the community is still facing a lot of struggles and they need all solid there to now. and this is why i think it's important that we are taking those issues up in europe. when you look at what is happening, for example, in poland, hungary and then you consider what the situation is for gays and lesbians and russia. and now you see what's happening in tbilisi, georgia, do you, do you feel like you're finding a losing battle against the hate? no, i don't think so because the history had so many pop of the world and from germany, but also looking at the us of the of europe that the political, 5 minority communities have to take in the past, build a successful strategy and also majority support. but there are still some countries where those issues on the falls,
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and this is why they need our support. we also need some support the community and also other minority communities in some countries so that they can live at the same freedom in the same freedom like we can live. and then there are no ross was andres and member of the european parliament for the german green party, mister andres, and please come back and talk with us again. we would like to follow the story and see what the european union. in fact does, we appreciate having you on the show tonight. thank you. i would appreciate it. thank you. the z hackers enforced hundreds of swedish supermarkets to close by mailing a cyber attack on their computer. systems are demanding $70000000.00 us dollars in crypto currency. in exchange for stolen data, the latest ransomware attacks targeted a u. s. company that provides services to some 40000 businesses around the world.
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no customers allowed in. that's because hackers were able to penetrate the supermarket cash register system. there was out hundreds of sweden's corpse doors were shot last weekend. it's the single biggest global one somewhere attack on record. the hack hit 40 companies in at least 17 countries. they all use software from the u. s. based services company case, they security experts suspect question hackers us present biden has ordered a probe into the attack. the fact is directly the community using a deep dive on what happened and i'll know better tomorrow. and if it is either with the knowledge of and or consequence, russia, then we will respond. what is clear is that the hackers used case and software to hack the companies. they encrypted important data and now they're demanding $70000000.00 encrypted currency to release it. the federation of german industry is
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one such attacks are increasing. ransomware attacks rolls during the call in 1900 pandemic, but at least 5 percent according to insurers remote work. as you are in the pandemic, i've also been an easy target slackers for items in deeply of optimization. and above all, private computers are a problem. they have anti virus software, but it doesn't offer sufficient protection. it will fall is cyber security experts are linking the attack on affiliate of the russian revival, gang known for extorting $11000000.00 from mit, packer and j. b. s. in may. the hole in case you missed it, believers in extra terrestrial visitors to earth marked world u. f. o day. this past weekend, the event is held to mark the day that some people believe a u. f o crashed at roswell, new mexico, back in 1947. this years gathering, drew crowns of enthusiasts to what they regard as the alien capital of the world.
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this year, the anniversary had a little extra spies following the release of the us intelligence report on sightings of dozens of mysterious unidentified flying objects. well, that report said there wasn't enough information available to attribute incidence to specific explanations. the u. s. government did not rule out the possibility of extra terrestrials, maybe our next guest can help us understand that maybe clear this up force. midwest is a british american science writer. he's known as being a bunker of conspiracy theories. he joined me tonight from sacramento in the state of california. it's good to have you on the program tonight. i am assuming you were not in roswell, over the weekend. i was not known, but i think a few of my friends might have been, i know a lot of people in the community and it's a fairly tight knit community. and i actually know people who probably attended that there is a large community isn't there, and i'd like for you to take a look at this map that we found
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a view f o sightings from the early 19 hundreds to current day. and what you notice is that the us, maybe we can pull the method, there's the map, the us and the u. k. and a little bit of australia are where most sightings take place is. is there an explanation for that? i mean it's, it tells us that may be excellent. the rest rails would seek out english speaking countries to land. i mean, how do you explain that? well, that particular map is actually from data collected by new fork. when you national, you're fed reporting organization, which is an american organization. so it's very centered upon reports in america. people in china are not going to send in their reports in new york. so it's kind of slanted towards the, the english speaking world and america and the u. k. in general. but that's not to say that there isn't a kind of a bias. we do have a very strong tradition of u. f. i was here in the united states and to a certain degree in the u. k. so there's certainly
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a very american flavor to the whole us story. the u. s. government report on you oppose it was released last month. it did not deny the existence of aliens or you have those, but i've been following your twitter feed. you've posted what could be evidence that could explain cases of u. f. o sightings that the government did not attempt to explain in the report. for example, you say, jet ploot or oil rig flavors could explain some sightings. all of this sounds very plausible, but why do you think the government shied away from these plausible explanations in this report? well, 1st of all, we don't know what analysis the government has actually done. if you look at the report, they mention almost no details whatsoever in this report. they gave one example where they determined something was a balloon, but in the rest they didn't tell us what they actually did. now a lot of the stuff that i've investigated has been the videos that came out from the u. s. navy. and these are generally fairly blurry,
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small videos and things that far away. and what people, what happened was people made very specific claims about them that they showed something that was novel, something new to physics, something that could only be really some kind of advanced technology like aliens. and i analyze these videos and i think i showed reasonably conclusively that they all had much more mundane explanations. however, i haven't actually specifically identified exactly what's behind each thing. just that is not some kind of advanced technology or alien craft. and because the u. s. government doesn't want to give you any details of their investigation because usually involves some kind of classified technology. they just don't tell you those details. so they probably come to a very similar conclusion to what i have if they really looked into them in any depth. you tweeted a page from a book by carl sagan that was written back in 1995. and they got my attention and you highlighted what say good wrote about the intellectual health of americans. and
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he says that americans are falling back into superstition in darkness because the technological powers controlling the world seems so great. and they are also so poorly understood by those who are supposed to represent our interest. e, you know, our politicians. is that what is happening in your opinion to our world when it comes to wanting to believe in us foes and not pushing more fervently for a scientific explanation as you do in your twitter feed? well, i think this is kind of an intractable problem, really not everybody is going to be very interested in science. so there will always be elements of the population who fall for the more kind of mystical explanations. but a lot of people who believe in us is fairly well versed in science. so it's not simply that i think the really is a preponderance of, of these people who actually wants to believe they actually think that the alien
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hypothesis is the best type offices. now they've arrived assets and the basically trying to defend it. and i think what we're seeing here with is this, you ip report. and other things that come out recently is a little bit of that type of wanting to believe the people who are more credulous believers kind of intersecting with government. there are people who are in positions of power, like politicians, like send a harry receive example, who actually got these things actually rolling. and part of it was because they personally were people who were really interested in the us, so phenomena. they wanted an explanation. that's why this report was prepared, but the report leaves you with this, this feeling of i guess, i guess you're just not satisfied with what the, the government or the u. s. military, the pentagon, whoever or, or offering. how do you explain that? how do you explain also that people want to believe so bad that there are extra terrestrials, like just
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a very enticing solution to what's going on in the universe, people to see things in the sky. and the idea that they might actually be aliens. i think just fills people with a great deal of excitement. people grow up reading science fiction, they see it in the movies, and it's just, this is great explanation if you grew up with a notion that close encounters of the 3rd kind was a semi documentary about things that actually happened. then the idea that it's actually coming to fruition is kind of a validation for number of people. people have belief in number a number of years, but this might be happening and they feel like it's happening now sort of very enthusiastic. but the report, you know, it doesn't realize aliens, but the reason it doesn't realize aliens is that it's literally impossible to realize aliens. something's an identified, you can't tell that it's not aliens because it's an identified. so that's just really the media trying to put an alien spin on things. i've got 30 seconds. let me ask you, do you think that we're under the spell of the x files generation that we,
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we want to believe? i think some people do want to believe, but the evidence really isn't there and that kind of kind of reaching a little bit at the moment. okay. midwest it's very good talking with is good to a voice of rational thinking into this debate. we don't get that all the time because we appreciate you joining us tonight. thank you. thank you very much. well, the day is almost done, but the conversation continues online. you'll find us on twitter either at the w news or you can follow me at brent golf tv and remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see you then everyone who's the news.
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