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a witness. it is tuesday april 20th and. welcome to your new international. a french union has sounded the alarm at shocking suicide rates among hospital trainees the head of the union is pointing to a catastrophic toll. in the terrible situation since the start of january has been one suicides among medical every 18 days well after a year of brutally long i was on the line hospital in our breaking point trainee doctors a feeling that told us thousands of patients remain in intensive care we can get you more details now with our correspondent. just to give you
a sense most interns are supposed to be working a 48 hour week that's more than most people would generally in a week but we know they were more than that sometimes around 60 hours in a normal week but that union told r.t. that during the cold 900 pandemic things are so bad that some interns are working up to 100 hours every week. this is got worse during the pandemic but it was already a serious before out of also sides among medics 25 percent were interns and among attempted suicides it was 70 percent 4 percent of trainees had attempted suicide and that was before the current crisis before interned worked a 58 hour week much of that in surgery and that's got worse during the pandemic it rose to 60 hours than 70 hours than 80 and in paris up to 100 hours so weak so it's exhausting now that union has told r.t.
that they need to be immediate action to alleviate the situation and the pressure for the interns now they've met with the health minister here in france in the last few days and he has said that they will be measures put in place to once the end of the summer to trying to find a solution to that but the union said that's not soon enough well as the couvade crisis continues to fight terror in france it looks as if there is no rest bite that's going to come at least in the next few weeks even months for doctors nurses and of course those in turns really it seems that despite the fact that france is now in this lockdown the needs and demands on medical staff from doctors right the way down to those interns is as much as it ever was. we spoke to a woman whose daughter worked in a clinic and took her own life and 29000 that was even before the pandemic me god.
and the mother has now set up an organization representing the families over in turns who have committed suicide during the covert crisis she says working conditions have been unacceptable for years. my daughter died of professional burnout because of the conditions you worked and started as and because of the complete absence of measures to prevent psychosocial risks in the hospital where she works in every situation every death is unique in the context it's always different specialties places work that ellis cases are clearly related to working conditions they were overwhelmed at work there were also cases of harassment and study pressure but what they all have in common is that working conditions made them more psychologically vulnerable they weren't like that in the 1st place if we wait till summer how many more will die is this acceptable to hear from the health minister that if we don't accept the fact that by summer we'll lose another 5 or 6 people until we finally have time to solve the problem no there are laws should
follow them full stop. but it's not just for once one in the u.k. senior level health worker has summarized their role as quote cannon fodder stuff have been treated like cannon fodder if i didn't need the money i would have resigned which is soul destroying because they used to love my job but now it feels more with dread the nonpermanent exhausted a new survey is revealed the extreme pressures u.k. senior level health workers are under more than 90 percent want a significant rise with the government's one percent offer described as a quote insult a $2.00 and $3.00 have considered quitting in the last year as is the case in france many have worked unpaid overtime and we spoke to dr john quintus co-chair of the keep our n.h.s. public company and group he says the workers are exhausted. well i think this is a real wake up call the government has to do something i mean n.h.s. managers are not know they could be vocal in their criticisms of government but
this is a survey which shows they are extremely worried about how the service will ringback be able to continue i think they fail absolutely out worn out and overwhelmed at one point there were $50000.00 starts off sick with care of it so not so new where people covering for they could spend they were then covering for a huge amounts of safety and this really means that all this stops it being pulled out and that many people who also have to step up in sends it to ng work that would normally be above de grade if you like that nurses standing in and doing what they would be done but i don't see troops officer they've taken on that issue your response to this is so i think there really is a feeling of exhaustion and i think the one percent pay off from the government is really insulting particularly when a 2 percent rise it already being busted for and this is left start feeling very
easy moralized cared for and worthless frankly. and with inoculating campaigns gathering pace well why the christian community has ringing the alarm on what a cold medical apartheid it notes vaccine policies would have ruled out public life to those refusing the procedure. this scheme has the potential to bring about the end of liberal democracy as we know it and to create a surveillance state in which the government uses technology to control certain aspects of citizens' lives as such this constitutes one of the most dangerous policy proposals ever to be made in the history of british politics the u.k. is considering using such certificates or negative tests as a quote temporary measure to ease out of the lockdown of the past or to be tested at theaters nightclubs and sports events in april and may however reverend william phillips leader of the trunk church in glasgow is just one clergy warning nothing
is more permanent than temporary. that there's a fear of a surveillance by the state and other organizations. of people's medical status and that sort of thing and perhaps leading to deprivation of privileges and so on if that's deemed to be not satisfactory so that's the fear of where this might lead and often. people want to introduce this kind of thing and say well it would only be temporary. but you know we were asked to do a lot done for 3 weeks just temporarily. to halt the flow of the virus and here we are more than a year later there are few things so permanent as a temporary government measures income tax was introduced in this country during the polar night wars 200 years ago as a temporary as a temporary matter so. people are desperate to get back to normal there's a sense that oh this would just be a temporary thing but there's a real need to think about these these unintended consequences and as as as church
ministers as. preachers of the steel urgency we we want to show people that they need to think beyond just the immediate to the longer term problems. meanwhile as the. authorities say only those with jobs approved by the european medicines watchdog. the trial of. george floyd is expected to. the public. with democratic congresswoman waters even to get more confrontational. the judge warned it could lead to the whole
trial being. congresswoman waters was talking specifically about this trial and about the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction i was elected officials will stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch in our function crowds gathered outside the court to demand justice for floyd while others protested on nearby streets chanting and singing but alleged cold like those from congresswoman maxine waters have been resonating around the u.s. the deaths of floyd and other black men such as dante wright have stood hatred sparking confrontation ultimately leaving the legal system working to judge such such cases under tremendous pressure as audience donald court and now reports. it's almost like something out of a bad hollywood movie remember derek show the ex cop whose actions led to the death of george floyd well someone threw a severed pig's head at his defense witnesses former hall and the police think
someone was trying to send a message it is the suspects in this found listen with target seems to broad his testimony because mr brown no longer lives in the city of santa rosa it appears the victim was falsely telling its retired cop perry brought apparently made a big mistake when he testified that george floyd's death was an accident in normal times maybe that wouldn't be such a big deal but children's trial is going on at the very same time we're seeing nonstop protests and clashes with police in minnesota over the more recent police shooting of 20 year olds do want a right. with us falling deeper and deeper into a freefall of partisan division there's always
a politician that's looking to turn chaos. into an opportunity. not to not. know. that back then. you got it right congresswoman maxine waters didn't just stop at playing judge jury and executioner she actively called on people to defy a lawful curfew. that made sure that this. let's not forget it takes 2 to tango maxine waters is inciting violence and minneapolis justice she is the sun today in the past speaker pelosi doesn't act against the stains of toric i will bring action this week liberals and conservatives 2 sides that will seemingly do anything to get a leg up on the other it's a come as no surprise then that even the legal system is becoming a victim of the 2 party system is political games we're going to get a world where you look at something like the case of george floyd over and trial and the 2 parties see completely opposite things they live in completely different
realities so how does that how do people come together after that i don't think that they do i think that it's at best it's worth it to ever closer to. simply choosing to not associate with one another we're never going to change the mind of the tension no matter what happens with the outcome of the trial it's going to play in the divisions between the 2 sides in this country. and staying in the united states the by the minister has apologized for donald trump's quote renegade approach to the climate crisis so. what other confessions or apologies could we see coming from this new administration. we are very sorry for the last 4 years with a president who didn't care about science fair enough right from pulling out of the paris agreement kashyap waves around the world and one of the 1st things biden did after bumping trump out of the white house was to rejoin it i'm all we're at it
maybe there's some other things from the past 4 years you guys want to apologize for on behalf of trump there's plenty to choose from though that could take a while and dems are pretty vocal about condemning all that stuff at the time so maybe that's a given so what about apologizing for biden's controversial past stance as he's had a long political career after all and then there's the whole inappropriate touching thing i'm sorry this happened but but i'm not sorry in the sense that i think i did anything that was intentionally designed to do anything wrong or be inappropriate ok not quite taking responsibility there maybe it's only about apologizing for past administrations so if anyone searching for ideas on where to start look no further let's start with a biggie the 1st and only use of atomic bombs in a war it's been over 75 years since hiroshima and nagasaki were devastated by the actions of the us but not even obama was willing to make apologies for that in the
midst of war leaders make all kinds of decisions it's the job of historians to. ask questions and examine them ok how about another war where dangerous weapons were used agent orange in vietnam for example and let's not forget about that forever war that biden has just promised to actually end after 20 years of bloodshed we cannot continue the cycle of the extending or expanding our military presence in afghanistan and hoping to create ideal conditions for the drone and expect you to different result that withdrawal speech surprisingly didn't come with a sorry for overstaying our welcome section but if those examples are too controversial why not start a little smaller. and apologize for the treatment and persecution of julian assange perhaps even drop the charges against him since his case threatens the very idea of journalistic freedoms but now what was i thinking how dare a whistleblower expose misconduct by the u.s. government's point is if apologies are going to be handed out there are plenty of
people waiting in the wings to hear them but something tells me that isn't going to happen i'll never apologize for the united states of america ever i don't care what the facts are at all bush sr telling it like it is more news just. when the central bank will claim there's that this is a big the most crime when they print money and yet we don't see that on the ground we see a lot of violence on the ground and that goes directly to the feds door they have responsibility for. the world is driven by a dream shaped by. saying
to become chancellor of september's elections let's get some details on this now crossing live through europe correspondent peter all of a bit of just how significant is this development. well it's put to bed what had been weeks months certainly a very tense last few hours of debate and discussion over exactly who would be standing for the chancellorship from the conservative union here in germany that's made up of the christian democratic union party and the christian social union party their bavarian sister outfit we do know now it will be on the national ashit the 60 year old leader of the state of north rhine-westphalia has been put forward by the party and agreed on by the party as their next counted it and angela merkel has just given him her blessing in september's election it comes after markets who's the leader of the state of bavaria gave a concession speech on tuesday lunchtime that followed on from
a late night early morning meeting of the christian democratic union federal board and it followed up with a a vote as well in which the top brass of the party gave their backing to mark to unlatch it i beg your pardon mark had said that he would respect whatever the result of that vote was and he's done just not he had this to say and making his concession. if this if i do is cast it will be the c.d.u. c.s.u. candidate for chancellor my word which i have given stands i told him that we as the c.s.u. accept it we offered him our full support. the christian democratic union top brass may have given their backing to arm and lash it but that doesn't mean that senior conservatives across the board are in favor of the man from north rhine-westphalia and in fact we've heard from marcus billionaire who's the secretary general of the
christian social union in this respect him speaking on monday saying he wanted markets voted for the job and he wasn't the only one. it's been a week of deliberation no the days of decision come are over for is marcus is good to inspire is the union and people across the country we are experiencing a great response from august 3rd and now it's time for the c.d.u. . well there was a poll puts out by the german broadcaster r.t.l. on tuesday morning in which they assessed the popularity of senior figures those that have been announced that they're running as chancellor and voters he might run as chancellor across the board from the german public market top of that list 36 percent of those polled saying they wanted to see him as the next chancellor wedded arman last should come right at the very bottom only 3 percent said they wanted to see him succeed angela merkel now to put that in
a bit more perspective 6 percent twice as many who said they wanted lash it said that they would go for some as yet named celebrity from outside of politics what the hopes are going to be though for the german conservatives is that now they've got a candidate in mr lash it that people can start to rally around him and they can make that push for september's election a lot of hopes are going to be pinned on success coming in the vaccination program the 2nd quarter of 2021 was set aside as a big quarter when it comes to getting what had been a very slow to start and very sluggish vaccination program against gove it really up to speed and sitting alongside the best in the world well if he can do that perhaps we'll see the current opinion poll rating which puts the conservative union on around 28 percent be happy we could see that rising somewhat because that 28 percent is certainly
a long way behind where they were polling at the last election and 2070 where they took 41.5 percent of the vote that was of course the last time angela merkel would stand as the chance of the candidates what we are looking at and where the smart money is going at the moment if you were to bet on these type of things would be on a coalition between the conservative union and the green party now the greens announce their chancellor candidates on monday that will be. the. balk she's the 1st chancellor counted at the green party of put forward the greens currently all around 21 percent of opinion polls they'll be hoping they can try and get more than that because they see themselves potentially leading the next government that would be a big shake up in german politics but there is a long time to go yet between now and that election on the 24th of september. at our europe correspondent peter all over thank you. and italian
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. extra so i am just the 4th in the sequel and. i could see the very real. you fresh and jude is the mission. and then. you have to stay 14 days you know. i mean nobody would come to visit i want to counter the sort of simpler for i should answer the question i want anyway from any under the counter. you're into some of this is a very big problem you can be a really big problem for there for the summit to just. joe biden has insisted migrant admissions will continue despite admitting the unprecedented immigration situation is now a crisis as the president is increasingly pressured by fellow democrats. and picks up the story for months the white house has been insisting that it is not the time to use the word crisis for the situation at the border.
illegally right prices at the border i see he said the answer is no i think there is a challenge at the border of. this crisis. ok i don't think we need to sit here and put new labels on what we have already conveyed is challenging but now biden has given and he's using the scary word that he tried to avoid because there obviously is one so how does biden intend to put out the flames of the crisis well he's going to allow more refugees into the country.
the traditional authorities in america such as the police and the border patrol are on the edge of rebellion because the policies being thrust on them from washington d.c. are destroying their ability to do their jobs and destroying before their eyes the nature of the united states border and i do not believe our system i do not believe our country can handle the level of illegal immigration that is being thrust on us by the blood ministration i do not believe this country can withstand having an open border of what's equivalent to no border at all so what prompted this big u. turn from keeping the cap set by donald trump at 1500 to opening the gates and allowing far bigger numbers well nothing works like some good old fashioned progressive backlash this by the administration refugee admissions target is
unacceptable these refugees come white years for that chance and go through extensive vetting 35000 already facing the greatest refugee crisis now it's time that is no reason to limit the number to 15000 said it ain't so president joe completely and utterly unacceptable biden promised to welcome immigrants and people voted for him based on doc promise keep your promise in march alone 172000 migrants were detained at the border that's a 15 year high those people are now the responsibility of vice president cobble harris has recently been named by the white house as the borders are now she hasn't actually visited the area sense that she says she just doesn't have time however border guards now suspect that she's purposely avoiding them because if she goes to the u.s. border people are going to expect her to fix the problem so she avoids it that is that's disgusting. because that's putting politics ahead of what's best for this
country biden seems now stuck in an almost impossible situation how does he please the progressives but also deal with the crisis he will say whatever he needs to say and i don't believe he is at present sharp enough to figure that out on his own i think he's being given guidelines so i think he's essentially being run by others in the democrat party who have a goal that i'm not sure joe biden even understands and that is to get as many illegal immigrants in here as possible to make a fundamental change in the makeup of american citizenship 1st get the mere then make them citizens and give them the folks while the white house spokesperson is sticking with the democrat sacred mantra children presenting at our border who are fleeing violence or fleeing prosecution who are fleeing terrible situations is not a crisis so while the white house scrambles to deal with the crisis one thing is