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100000000 people are speaking with the wine because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. d. w. made for mines. ah, ah. ah, this is dw news live from berlin should nuclear power be seen as green energy? the european commission says yes and is planning to make some nuclear power and natural gas plants eligible for green investment. but not all you member states
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back of that plan. also coming up, it's usually the other way around. an unidentified person crosses south korea's heavily fortified border into north korea. we'll look at how they might have done it. what's behind this possible defection and german football giants? by and munich, i'll hit hard white cove at 19 infections. we'll take a look at how the pandemic is affecting a sports top flight ah no manufacture mckennan. welcome. 1 to the program, the you is planning to label energy from nuclear power and natural gas as green sources for investment. that's despite internal disagreement about whether they actually qualify as sustainable options. nuclear power plants do not admit greenhouse gases and they could be counted as environmentally friendly. if there
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are detailed plans available for disposing of the radioactive waste safely. the proposal comes just a day off to germany, shut down 3 of 6 nuclear plants for good and german environment minister, stuffy lampkin is calling the project a mistake. it's like a welcome gift at the start of france's e u presidency. the european commission plans to classify investment in natural gas and nuclear energy as climate friendly, under certain conditions. to that end, a draft law was sent to e u member states. shortly before the new year. the commission believes gas and nuclear power could help smooth the transition into a future based primarily on renewables. france, poland, and the czech republic have been campaigning for more than a year to have nuclear power classified as sustainable. it's no secret that france
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needs investors to fund renovations to its existing, 56 reactors and to finance new ones. the so called e u. taxonomy is a classification system designed to establish a list of environmentally sustainable activities worthy of investment. listed companies will be obliged to report not only their financial status but their sustainability too. but the debate over nuclear powers green credentials has split the you. germany's economy and climate protection minister horbeth hardback had strong words of criticism for the new bill. d. course one vice receipt of the commission knows what it's doing and in my opinion, it's doing the wrong thing is not a question of forbidding francis use of nuclear power. the french can do that, but this is about creating a financial investment market and declaring it green, sustainable, and ecological valuable. and that's fraudulent labeling. it comes from austria and luxembourg have already threatened to sue the block if it declares nuclear power
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sustainable. and from one this draft law we can bring in our correspondent knacks under who's in brussels. max, tell us what's behind the commission's proposal to label some nuclear power and gas plants as green energy. right, so the main reason behind that is that the commission wants to achieve climate neutrality for the block by 2050. and that's still a long way to go on in order to achieve this, to transfer the economy, to green, that fossil fuels have to be phased out and it has to be a transfer to clean energy such as solar energy. now nuclear energy is already largely available across the block, and it's seen as some sort of interim solution and a proposed as some sort of compromise by that you commission here. and it's right. it has very low emissions or note greenhouse gas emissions of that sense. but it still remains at hazardous and has other downsides, such as the mining for your rainy him, which is necessary for to in order to power nuclear power plant is bad for the
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environment. and also that one of the larger issues remains the issue of radioactive waste. what to do with it, there is no tangible, sustainable solution for that. so a lot of critics are actually accusing the commission of a yeah, engaging and green washing here. and they're risking the reputation of the you taxonomy toys. oh, okay, so even though it's being sold as a compromise, there is some pretty big differences of opinion on these plans between the launch at e member states on that's right. if you have a look at the, the biggest, most influential you member states, germany, and france, here, i'm germany on one side is against a, a, against a atomic energy. it's phasing out a nuclear energy in germany. france, on the other hand, is, is the main driver here, and they get more than 70 percent of their energy from, from, from nuclear. and they are at, they have a more than 50 nuclear power plants that need to be maintained and their needs that needs to be investment and in terms of that. and also,
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and they're constructing more nuclear power plants in order to generate to, to have energy security within france and, and francis frances, not alone. there are many e member states that are looking towards nuclear energy, especially those in eastern europe that used to be, are, are still our coal reliant and are moving away from coal. they are i nuclear energy and they're only a very few e u member states left that are really totally against against this. say is this and all this likely to pass on this sir proposal now are this draft law am is the marks the beginning of a 14 day consultation process than in 2 weeks time. there will be a final proposition on a proposal by, by the commission, which will be voted on both in the counsel of you member states and then later on in the parliament. and at this time, it does not look like that this will law will be vetoed. it's very likely that we will have a green label for nuclear energy the future in the next sunday in brussel. thank
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you. all right, let's get you up to speed on some of the other stories making use around the world to day. a major fire has broken out in the south african parliament building in cape town, fight as a still struggling to control the fire in parts of the building. witnesses also reported cracks, appearing in the walls of the building. a still no indication of what may have started the blaze. 5 people have died and more than 20 people have been injured in a bus crash in russia. 2 children are among those injured. the accident happened in a region south of the russian capital, moscow. u. s. president joe biden will speak to ukrainian president of the loudermilk lensky about escalating tensions on the russia ukraine border. ukraine says one of its soldiers was killed in fighting with russian backed forces on saturday on thursday president by to discuss the growing numbers of russian troops along the border with the russian president vladimir putin. thousands of flights
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within the united states have been delayed or cancelled over the new year, weekend adverse weather and rising cases of the omicron corona virus variant adding to the travel disruptions. christmas holidays are typically a peak time for ad travel. now south korea's military says an unidentified person has crossed the border into north korea. the army detected the person in the demilitarized zone and surveillance equipment later showed that the person had crossed into north korea. the border region between the 2 countries contains millions of land mines and it's one of the most heavily armed places in the world. it's more in this we can cross straight to frank smith, a journalist in sol, the capital of south korea. thanks for joining us. frank. how is it that someone can cross the border, that is considered one of the best defended in the world? how did this happen? well, it's definitely not that easy when you move northward in south korea toward the
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north korean florida toward the dmc you 1st encounter and what's called the line of civilian control. and that will be extensive fencing right across the 30th parallel here. it will involve guard pose in only people that live in small sort of peace villages. there's one or 2 of those in past the line of civilian control. and then there's a, a couple of kilometers there before you even get to the d, m c. and then there's a really extensive fencing and anti tank trenches. and as you mentioned something like 2000000 land mines within the dmc. relics of 950 to 53 korean war and the period after where the 2 sides really dug in to prevent any cross border skirmishes at that time. so it really is a challenging undertaking to,
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to try to get into north korea from the south. so an incredibly elaborate system. how can the south korean bought a car? it's not noticed that this had happened until several hours later. well, that's the subject, certainly of the investigation that that's taking place at this time. they do have extensive electronic monitoring equipment, including intra infrared, a cameras in you know, possibly even sound detectors, motion detectors. and what you know is presume perhaps happened is one of these subsequently was discovered to have to have monitor the person crossing into north korea. if we, if we drive toward north korea long, a popular highway here that runs along the han river, you can see guard posts and fencing because there is a concern that north korea could infiltrate the south in many submarines up the very wide hon river. and it's kind of a really boring deployment,
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if you're a soldiers serving your mandatory military service at the same time, it's very stressful. and eyes are on the north. they're not necessarily on south koreans trying to get to north korea. extraordinary store a frank smith and cell thanks so much. some bonus niga football news now and by and munich, captain manor, noah, and 3 of his team mates have tested positive for current of iris. the germany gold keeper will sit out the start of training, but the see the resuming on friday when the seek a champion by and say all the players themselves will take pcr meadows from dw sport to here. to tell us more about how the current virus is pummeling european football mark, let's start with by and the positive cases that the club is dealing with. yes, i mean is this far that the oversee manual noise,
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the captain and coach. he picked it up, flying back from the mold eaves on holiday kings. the coma was in dubai. he's come back. positive con, con to lisa was an he's native friends. you've got the english, defend omar richards and also assistant coves dino talk molar all positive. now, the one thing has been in a 3 week break is due to resume on friday with by and facing. glad back up. we assume the game's going to go ahead at this stage of as he by and have a big squad. we don't actually know that these play the definitely out of the game because we don't know what situation they're in, in terms of a quarantine or how long they've been infected. but it's fair to assume some of them are going to mr. game, at least. and these aren't even the 1st cases by and indeed, i mean we have union now, guzman, the coach, he missed 2 weeks because of kobe. he was basically coaching from home. obviously the famous one as usual, kimmy who didn't want to get vaccinated then got covered as now said he might end up getting vaccinated. we don't actually know if he'll be available on friday
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because he's a low problem caused by covered. we don't know if that counts as long covert yet, so there's lots of uncertainties. i think what's different is that those infections were obviously within the club. it's. it's hard to stop when you get all the players together. these new infections are players being allowed to go on holiday and then sort of bring back and i think some buying fans will find a bit odd. and also we don't know about all the bond is the, at a, in a similar situation with players coming back from holiday. that could be chaos. could that be the sorts of postponements receipt in the english premier league? i mean, the bundle thing has a new boss from to morrow is still not a hoffman. she's the 1st woman ever to run the bond as they go. and she's going to have quite a busy entry. now you mentioned england, liverpool, a coach, young club. he's the latest infection. there isn't a can convey even complete this season. it's gonna be tricky. i mean there's so many gains been called off in the premier league. they might have to think about playing and champions league weeks, which you a for hate because they want the champions league to be in the spotlight, not the premier league. we always have a will cope in november, december this year,
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which means they might be able to push the season into june if they had to. but it's not just england, the messy. the p s g star, he's tested positive today. and there's also lots of cases at barcelona, so it's chaos to be honest, but dropping like flies on meadows. thanks so much. alright and some tennis now it's still not clear whether the world's top ranked tennis play and no joke of which will play in the australian open. the serbian refuses to say whether he has been vaccinated against coven 19, which is a requirement for taking part in the torment. raphael and the doll has cheered the organizer slow by turning out to practice in melbourne. the spaniard looked fully recovered from his corona virus infection. told him that begins in just over 2 weeks time. you watching d w. news has a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you. a proposal from the european union could see some nuclear power and natural gas plants labeled environmentally friendly,
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making them targets the green investment. but not all member states back that plan . and south korea's military says an unidentified person has crossed the heavily fortified border into north korea, the army detective, the person in the demilitarized zone. the soldiers couldn't find it. now. up next del documentary series on iconic hotel hotels peaches, the american colony hotel introduced him. i knew cooper's mckinnon on behalf of the whole team had the mature trinity duluth ah, knows old.

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