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the opaque world who's behind when it fits and why are they a threat to a soul, o creak world sports january 5th on d w. ah, ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin, travel between france and the u. k. grinds to a halt, crowds lined up to bold the last trains and fairies to cross the channel ahead of a midnight deadline. only essential journeys are allowed now on to new rules aimed at slowing all microns advance. also coming up across europe,
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the rice is on to get protection for all is all may crohn advances through the continent. the new variant is said to be the most infectious cove. it's drained yet and chill, a at a crossroads. photos in the south american countries faces start choice on sunday between presidential candidates described as polar opposites. ah, i'm rebecca writ as welcome to the program. a ban on non essential travel between france and the united kingdom has come into effect. the new restrictions announced by france on thursday with just a week to go till christmas set off a last minute rush long lines in london as people queued for hours for the eurostar trying to paris. and in dover. hundreds of cars were backed up at the ferry, hoping to bait that midnight deadline. the french government imposed the curves to
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help slow the spread of the army kron koran virus variant. the u. k. has said infections, sor, with more than 93000 new cases on friday. santa claus is coming to town, or maybe not of it's paris, he's going to and his last stop was london, non essential travel between france and britain grind to a halt on saturday. a strict new roost go into force at paris is gaff, do no christmas, holiday makers were grabbing their last chance to get to london on the eurostar on friday. i feel very lucky that i managed to get out of france on the last day that it's possible. um, but yeah i it is a bit worrying. it's a bit scary and who knows is going to happen in january when, when everything gets that's normal after the new year. so we'll see. i think it's a really, really considering element comes already here with rollin in britain. so i don't
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see why a runs, why would either researchers with signs of escape game. so we thought this is a grand adventure for we were looking for an escape game and we found out exactly how to get out of france and back from london. they'll make it out, but reentering france from britain won't be quite as jolly across the channel, though, a long queues at london saint pancras station. as people there sought to travel in the opposite direction and get to france while i could from saturday. even if the british can convince french authorities that that travel is essential, they'll be subject to self isolation on arrival. and get more from our correspondence charlotte chelsea pill in london, charlotte this field a lot light last year's get this straight. no christmas celebrations for anyone wanting to go from the u. k. to france. no family reunions, no skiing, no visiting there at all. are there any exceptions back?
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you're quite right. this is so reminiscent of all those travel bounds that we've seen in the past. british tourists have very familiar that with the drill that we've been seeing over the last 24 hours that rush to get across the board is before a travel restriction comes into play. now, there are exceptions to this very shocking here. travel band, surprising travel ban bronze said among the exceptions, all french citizens and legal residents returning home citizens returning home to re france, we cut as well that laurie drive is all an exception to this really is that restrictions restrictions that are affecting business and tourists as well, a lot of people having to count to plans or try and race across the board in time to make plans. okay, so transit still possible then how is the reaction there in the u. k. is making
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waves although they did have plans to go to france, clearly very, very disappointed. we're hearing that they've been neither rushing to counselor, as i say, rushing together across the border. they've been noises from tours and bodies as well. they've described this as a hammer blow. obviously they've been very, very badly affected by the pandemic over the last year and a half. so another blow to them. but a lot of people in the u. k. i have to say really focused on the domestic situation . cross to said it's and post these restrictions because it's the rapid spread of all the crowns in the u. k. it says it wants a chance to increase it 1st to jam that but the situation in the u. k. really is quite alarming at the moment. the number of cases has been rising, the 3 days running, and i think it is those case numbers that font is looking at him in day will prime minister of ours johnson and his government have been criticized both domestically
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and internationally. for what many a calling lacks corona restrictions. and now the arrival of all micron who's seeing those rates of infection soaring. now the consequences of that with this travel back, just bring us up to speed about what the situation is like there on the ground and how it's being handled. well, we know that b, u. k lifted all restrictions on an audit called a freedom day over the summer since and a few more strict has been brought in face mosque wearing back. they're all trying to figure officials who are saying that they do need to be more strict and bought in to basso this new wave of on the chrome, which is being called a title wave. have the sheer number of cases that are already present, confirmed and expected over the next couple of weeks. interestingly, though, boris is on the pressure within his own party. there are many who think he's already gone too far. there was a big rebellion in parliament over the fact that he tries to, or he brought in essentially vaccine possible for clubs and big,
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big venues that cause a really big sta, hey, so the prime minister boris johnson is it's really cool between these, these 2 positions and at the moment he fought in some restrictions, there is also talk of a fair the half the knock down or tight restrictions off the christmas. right now the hospitality shop will remain open in the u. k. battles, this is really big wave on a crime. but a huge disappointment for many there just before christmas. i shot it telson, pill in london. thanks very much. france isn't the only country in europe bracing for a new wave of infections across the continent. governments are introducing restrictions such as limiting opening times for restaurant palms and venues. vaccinating children is another measure authorities of taking to reduce the severity of infections. a quick pinch, and it was all done in one to 5. these kids and denmark i getting vaccinated
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against coven? 19 a girl? yeah, i thought i got the job because of the new corona variant. and i don't want to be so sick that i can't eat dinner. i agreed on a cron is spreading at a fast speed and denmark. infection writes, i eating daily record hiv pushing more and more parents to get that children job to where personal to slow the spread of the virus. the danish government has announced that cinema theaters and concert halls will be closed. restaurant opening hours will also be restricted in neighboring germany. the health minister has raised the alarm alicia phone and i'm, i'm assuming a massive fixed wave. that's awesome. we have to prepare ourselves for a challenge and all that we have not yet faced in this. for me,
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we are in these are formed on the kafka infection rights have been rising rapidly across germany to the easy spread of on the kron butts and writes soaring even higher. as a result, the german government has now classified denmark and other countries, including france and norway as high risk areas. travelers will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival unless they have been vaccinated or recovered from a corona, virus infection. and, and some other developments in the pandemic. austria is tightening its entry regulations. only people with proof of triple vaccination or recovery from coven 19 are allowed to enter the country. otherwise, you have to present a p. c. r. test to avoid quarantine. g 7, health ministers of describe the army con variant as the biggest current threat to global public health. and say countries must cooperate more to beat it. and islands
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bars and restaurants will close at 8 p. m. from some day on to help slow the spread of that only con variant, the measures are expected to stay in place until the end of january. the tend to some other stories making news around the world now. 20 trapped mine as have been rescued from a flooded coal mine in china's change province. 2 others were confirmed dead. the man had been trapped for nearly 2 days. state media said more than 400 rescues had been racing the clock to reach the miners cardona doctrines out how to do the defense law is in the trial of british socialite denying maxwell have rested their case in her sex abuse trauma in new york. the lawyers spent 2 days presenting witnesses. maxwell declined to testify calling the prosecution's case unproven. she denies grooming underage girls for abuse by the light pedophile jeffrey epstein. in the philippines typhoon ry has killed at least 19 people and left massive
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destruction. one governor says her on the province has been leveled to the ground. the storm passed into the south china save friday night after rampaging through the country, silva and central provinces. holding 300000 people fled their homes to escape the typhoons destruction of and paypal and as soccer have offered flowers and trade for the victims of a suspected awesome attack. in the japanese city, 24 people died in the blaze which spread from a full full mental health clinic in a night story building. police say a patient at the clinic is a possible suspect photos in chile, a facing a stock choice when they vote in sunday's presidential run off. sheila has been considered one of latin america's most stable and wealthy nations, but have been rocked by protest about economic inequality. polls suggest
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a neck and neck contests between 2 candidates who are being described as polar opposites. they couldn't be more to france. one is far right, anti immigration politician jose antonio casa, the other. is gabriel bridge, a 35 year old former student leader with a passion for social justice. and they're going head to head in the battle to govern chile, offering different versions, and different hopes for the countries future me. low nika, i am the alternative candidate who will face down criminals and drug traffickers. and the only option that will put an end to terrorism. sure, killable that i think a thoroughly more annoying we have been entrusted to lead the fight for democracy, for inclusion, for justice, for the respect and dignity of all. it's the struggle that we welcome and there is room for every one in it. we love that, oh, past has taken
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a strong anti immigrant stance. tapping into the recurring theme as the country sees a steady stream of migrants from venezuela, haiti, and columbia. it's a divisive issue with some to lanes attacking migrants near the border with peru. he has strong support from some quarters you're going to put in when they've got i hope that with cast as president, no more migrants will come in. that's what i hopeful there are already too many migrants. it's already happened. burridge, on the other hand, embodies a desire to close the door and she lays past dictatorship by adopting a new constitution. oh, i see that though, you some, it's about constructing a chile that is just and dignified, that has pensions to seniors and health care that doesn't discriminate. that allows us to decentralize power valley federal again would be, it looked that he brought you the 2 candidates are now set for the run off and engaged in
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a struggle with different versions of the future. for one of latin america's most prosperous nations. the devil is latin america correspond. johan ramirez is following that election for us. the latest polls showed that the difference between these 2 main candidates is narrowing a right now. at this moment, a gabriella bodies would win the election with 39 percent of the vote. 3 percent overholser antonio cast. but what is interesting here is that for example, some months ago, e september, the difference between this candidate is, was around 20 percent. it means that in the last few weeks, holsen tanya, gus has been winning more and more support. but there is a still unimportant number of voters undecided folders. so if they go out on sunday and they vote their election, their cars can change their day. the result of this election at the very last minute, so he's very unpredictable. johan ramirez, speaking to us
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a bit earlier here watching daily news. here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you. non essential travel between britain and france has been banned. paris has introduced tightened travel restrictions in a bid to slow down the spread of the only cron corona virus. darian that's uni update will have one he's had on for you at the top of the hour, but don't go away. sports life is up next on next. year is a controversial world come in, caught up. i'm rebecca, written from me and the tape thanks for watching i look closely ah.

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