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"Government relaxed antitrust rules and created a research consortium of manufacturers. 1990 we counted for about 37% of global semiconductor production. Now we account for 12%. John Neuffer is president of the Semiconductor Industry Association. Central governments all around the world give massive incentives to build semiconductor fabrication facilities or fabs. The U. S government does not do that. There's growing bipartisan support now to change that and legislation being considered that would pour $100 billion into the National Science Foundation to develop new technologies of various kinds. But there are risks to industrial policy we could make the stakes in the process becomes politicized very quickly. Thomas Disturber is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, He says. If the U. S goes too far it risks alienating allies it needs were likely to set office sort of competition with Europe and possibly other advanced nations on the industrial policies. Those are the same allies the U. S will need as it confronts China. Still, Nuestra Berg agrees. The U. S should not sit idle on the question of its competitiveness and wealth. Us maybe one of the most advanced economies now, But history is littered with countries whose fortunes have changed.
Autonomous Drone Maker Skydio Raises $170M
"American drone companies sky. Do raising one hundred and seventy million in a round led by andries and horwitz per reporting roms worth about as much as the company had raised. Previously all added together and skydiver was not worth more than one billion. Which makes you some sort of flying autonomous unicorn. I suppose now. I know skydive mostly as a company that former tekere kyle russell worked for for a bit and for its neat videos of drones kind of following humans they ran and whatnot capturing some pretty stunning footage of the process. You could basically have your value like pokemon. It was cool sky who has already rift through several generations of its drone tech cutting prices and boosting capabilities so with a huge slug of cash. What can the company get done next. And is the drone market. Something that will prove sufficiently near term lucrative to keep sky video venture ready operation as you will see. I'm cautiously
Prince Philip to a London hospital for infection treatment
"Britain's prince Philip is continuing to be treated in London hospitals for an infection Buckingham palace's Philip the queen's ninety nine year old husband has been transferred from king and wood seven hospital to St Bartholomew's the box hot center that is Europe's biggest specialized cardiovascular center in addition to treatment for an unspecified infection he will undergo testing and observation full of pre existing heart condition the palace says royal officials say Philip remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week Charles Taylor this month London
Counterpoint Research Foresees Big Things for Apple iPhone
"Off now to europe where counterpoint research sees big iphone shape things while smartphone sales fell fourteen percent in europe last year and iphone. Sales fell four percent by counter points reckoning. The jesus phone came roaring back at the end of the year with iphone grabbing thirty percent market share in the december quarter that had iphone edging out samsung with its twenty nine percent and leaving all other players in the dust. According to the report while the later than usual launch of iphone twelve may have some wondering what might have been counterpoint counters that the late launch may have been a boon quoting the firm the decision to delay the launch of iphone twelve appears to pay offer for two reasons first and gave the iphone eleven and iphone s. e. the opportunity to demonstrate remarkable longevity selling continuously well in many markets throughout the year and second it build up the for the new device. Which when finally launched in october sold spectacularly all that santa kinda. Wanna put an asterisk by this story. I saw a couple of pieces based on the same counterpoint. Memo the aforementioned piece apple must and another from cult of mac. I wanted to dig deeper on that memo but the link is dead on both sites so they said what they said. It's unclear whether they took it back or just had trouble on the interwebs
The Latest: Brazil's capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown
"As children go back to school in the U. K. on March the eighth the government has announced that their families will be provided with free coronavirus test kits twice weekly tests will be provided to children's households regardless of whether anyone has symptoms the tests will also be offered to adults working with schools including bus drivers the government believes the move will provide reassurance to family members anxious about sending their children back to school schools in England have been closed except to children of key workers since January Britain has Europe's west fire theft tone it nearly a hundred and twenty three thousand ads I'm Karen Thomas
Late Leipzig Victory Heats up Title Race
"We'll stop in the bundesliga. We thought no leipzig get thrown away. The opportunity to keep pushing by munich. There were two knelt down halftime against borussia moenchengladbach but a brilliant second half performance and a late goal from soil with see them beat god back by three goals to to to continue to put the pressure on bind at the top of the table. Janocko fuel itself is with us yet. Thank goodness we still have a title race. Just thank goodness to halftime. There was so many analyzes marker also sorting out gladbach. There will be calm now before he takes over. And then livesey made the bundesliga excited for two minutes with the irony at halftime. But thank god. Thank god for everybody. Neutral love love the bundesliga. There was fantastic. Second half of our show and they slowly came back. Glad back more tired had some chances on contracts but policy and kuku and solo there so many attackers. It's lives. You haven't score enough goals after chicken and van left them after last season but they produce tonight and we haven't excitement we have. We have a tight race in germany. Dan could you imagine. Say those words. I know i don't know very much unlikely. After the to say bad in the first half. Yeah yeah their web bad but but say having said that. I mean they had a ball the lot. They didn't create a lot gluck. Unbelievable efficient mcconnell had one of those half where look like the most clumps defender being around after being the most attractive defender around and toronto and half on peres demanded to nil and everything look like well typical vion after their gala show earlier on the day and now we have this situation fribourg against lives on friday if they win that top of the league at least for twenty four hours then the big game between via munich endorsements says you mentioned yance still two point separates vine and live sick. Let's switch attention to that wind show for buying a day. They were certainly facts that the way this game ended you. They could just keep scoring. Every few minutes on the will keep on scoring. I mean live on dose keno. Getting closer to that magic gaffe miller torty goals in a season scoring two goals today but there was a whole wasn't ed when they played their home three three losing in frankfurt against eintracht. And then they're back to the norm. Winning high in champions league winning five one against cologne. it's not like five or six goals better than them on the page but they just so efficient gerrad sky. Think a ended up with three assists. Today nabu just scoring for fun. Uneven ship matang scoring so i mean by will be all the way of the understatement of the nights at just into content main if levin dusky reaches at forty gaumont. It's unbelievable because then you compare yourself with the best goal Of all time and yes you could say the by a munich was fantastic. But you can say the same about this team. I mean we are talking about whole on emba- pay silva or were all these goalscoring sensations around europe the moment but levin dose gays to complete striker but the the goal getter part of his game is unbelievable to he's hungry and passionate for goals is unbelievable and you saw the way to the goals. Today you had a you finally got. Thomas miller on to fourteen seconds to make an assist for him. I just turned around. He knows all the time where where he is on the full patriots and if he beats the record i still doubted but he's getting closer meanwhile bruce feldman turning on in the second half in proved to be a comfortable win in the end. I'll tell you what twenty twenty one jaden sanitary. It's very different than twenty. Two thousand nine hundred and sounds like christmas press the reset. Button is incredible. Twenty twenty cents show. At least the half of it was very influenced with all that happened around us some monsters united being on the phone all the time. Hundred and twenty million hundred million europe but now he's on fire and the way he's playing at the moment he's playing with all his strength all the passionate he's running all the time he's body. Language is turn like hundred and eighty degrees unbelievable. I also today. I a writer who scored that goal. And i think that that sums up the way dole put his playing at the moment ailing all on. I'm not sorry. Putting in northern region after solo scored for for leipzig later tonight. But but then allen all on one against one against goalkeeper typically get up. We'll try himself. Just give it the ball away. And i think that sums up that door at the moment. They won three games in a row. Intense being under pressure as being a lame duck after the appointment of mark but they are back on track another only three points behind eintracht frankfurt for that very very valuable champions league place for they make it. Yeah yes. I think they will. Because i don't think well eleven games eintracht frankfurt had and with no losses i winston role. Then losing it to to bremen and as long as they can keep on winning these kind of games which has been difficult for them. They're lower teams like being felt today. They will keep on doing it but mind you next game. It's frankfurt against got. That could be a frankford. Win on there and Munich and then we can have that six points again. Because volts berg are winning games just like behind everybody under the radar of everybody of body so they could end up taking place in the bundesliga
WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral
"Captain Tom Moore the one hundred year old veteran he single handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard has been laid to rest the world will to Europe plane flew over the funeral service was soldiers also performs ceremonial duties for the captain he died on the second of February in hospital after testing positive for cave in nineteen the private service was small attended by just eight members of the patrons immediate family but soldiers carried his coffin draped in the union flag from the highest requirements for him and for him to ceremonial guards moved to Tennessee tech Serra said how proud she was of him what you achieved your whole life and especially in the last year Karen Thomas London
Disney Plus Launches Star, A Streaming Outlet With More Grown-Up Fare
"Knew that star was launching february twenty third which recording this yesterday. I am in canada. So i have access to it along with australia. New zealand parts of europe in singapore. So a few countries have this new section on their disney plus app. And it's a big deal. It's a big deal for me. Because we get all the wes anderson movies. It's a big deal for some other people because they get like twenty four and richard devine from window. Central is tweeting about how much she loves. Twenty four and jack bowers back baby and all that so. I just wanted to talk about where we are in terms of streaming. I know disney or marvel disney made a big bunch of big announcement this morning On when the next set of mcu in star wars shows will be released on disney plus. And then there's all the other services right. There's hbo max there's peacock there's discovery plus there's Paramount plus. I guess if you want to call that new and all this leads to confusion for people who just want to find the show to watch. So let's start with disney. They now have ninety five million subscribers. They are doing really really well. In terms of expansion into new countries. This new star lodge is a big deal so give us the t. l. Dr if you will of why star launched now and why. It's a big deal for people outside the us lawyers. It's always the lawyers. Yeah i say why did it launch now because this is when they could finally agree on. Okay here's where the contracts in so we can pick things up. Yeah the the. The really oversimplified version is this in the united states. We have hulu and hulu has basically everything. That's not under the five pillars of disney plus in those disney star. Wars marvel pixar in national geographic. Anything outside of that. you what. You're forgetting well. I was gonna say you're forgetting the pillar of twentieth century fox and twentieth century fox which is on hulu so so virtually anything outside of those five pillars in the. Us will find on hulu yes. They're exceptions the problem is hulu is not anywhere in the rest of the world. It's a decidedly american phenomenon and so disney needed a way to get all this content to everybody else in pay by the way they get to charge a little more for it too and that became star the way they first announced it they do it. What other earnings calls last year It was a little like just weird. I didn't even fully understand it at the time and it took a little while to sink in and then the developer not developer days there investor days into simmer november december whenever that was explained. It a little better really. It's just that simple if it's if it's content you can probably find on hulu here in the us it's going to be on star everywhere else. So given that disney twentieth century fox. They bought a. They bought that from fox which was previously a shareholder in hulu disney is now the majority shareholder of hulu. Why can't they just bring hulu to the rest of the world. What is that. I mean i don't know the brand well who owns. Who is the issue there although disney now entirely owns who if i correct right they finish tying their last pieces of hulu like two years ago for for all intents and purposes and there might be somebody with a little sliver but it it's a disney joint partially owned by comcast but they're buying it slowly over the next few years right. Yeah that was an agreement that was made a couple of years ago but But that's why comcast is okay. All of our stuff is leaving hulu at this date because we will no longer have a share in it and it's all going to peacock But yeah the reason that who didn't exist in all these other countries was media streaming lauzon like entertainment and streaming laws vary by country by country. It takes a lot of money to get the rights to a decent amount of shows in places other than the us so it was a matter of hulu. Didn't really have the time or the or the money to spend on investing in trying to build up a catalog and other countries the only other country that hulu is in outside of the united states is japan. And i'm not sure how much longer is going to be there since they're probably going to roll it into star but it's disney had the clout to roll around the disney also already had rights to a lot of these things or the released they in contracts and have the rights back right so it's just easier to bring a new sub domain umbrella underneath disney plus put all the twentieth century fox content in there called star and make it a separate kind of expansion for everybody who already has disney plus. All star is disney. Plus for grownups. It's harder to always you know proper phones not anymore. But that's a. That's a good analogy. Yeah all right. So we we have star. It's got all the twentieth century fox stuff. I think it's got more than that. That's also where a lot of like. Abc television stuff ended up. It's also where a bunch of other like indie stuff that disney and fox had bought up over the years. Anything fox searchlight his ended up in there. That's why it's it's a huge a collection of content. I'm amazed that they were able to get the international rights for those together quickly. Enough for star for the international launches. So the question. I have is is disney. Plus going to host new content in star is that is this where they're going to compete with netflix and hbo for adult viewership or are they still kind of not really aiming at that audience. No actually. I think you've got that right in. It's going to get a little weird because contents can vary by country but you can see that a little bit in the in the Release lists you get you get stuff that is decidedly more adult in there and and part of that is just from the content. That's coming out of those houses in the first place. If you look at specifically fx stuff here it's called fx. Hulu it is it is. I don't know that. I'd go so far as to say it's r rated but it's pretty damn close. Fx is yeah fx is definitely not child-friendly content like ninety percent of it like isn't fx. Were archer lives yeah. Fx is is archer archer archers ethics original sort of But yeah we look at the. The new exclusive stuff like fx on hulu like depths. Was one. I loved last year. I thought it was excellent right up until the end and it went. A little off the rails. Mrs america was on there as well. I mean there's stuff that the you wouldn't even otherwise necessarily see on cable but that they're streaming in that fashion. lets them. do you know just a little more than they. otherwise would have And it's not something that you would see on disney plus so this gives them another conduit for that stuff as well. Yeah and the brand new original content is also going. It's going to vary by the audience category. 'cause like anything that's marvel or star wars is not going to be listed under the star brand period. If it belongs to one of those temples it's still going to be disney plus branded and everything starts going to have the both labels at the bottom whenever they're advertising it but it's a matter of if we're going to do original series if it's pg or if it's pg thirteen below it'll probably be disney plus branded and if it's not pg thirteen disney and pg thirteen and up will probably be star
Atlantic Ocean circulation weakens, sparking climate worries
"Change underway in the Atlantic Ocean circulation pattern. War from reporter Really in cough. Scientists in Europe say the system of currents in the Atlantic Ocean is in its weakest state in over a millennium. Those currents include the Gulf Stream, which carries warm water to Europe, helping to moderate the climate there. Climate change is making the ocean's water less salty, which makes currents more sluggish, also threatened rising sea levels along the eastern Seaboard of the United States. Saito seven. Now
Tony Blair Wades Into Vaccine Passports Debate
"You've mentioned or the. The institute is also talked about favoring a vaccine passports and you know this is one thing that of course international travel will not continue for quite some time. It's something that it feels like. Has divided actually not just the uk but also europe for that matter with the idea of quarantines quarantine hotels. Why do you think vaccine passports are a good idea. And do you expect them to be taken up. I whether eucalyptus certificates pasta oughta validation. What would it be call it. It just seems to be inevitable. The countries will will want to know your disease status before you enter. And they're already demanding today. Dr respect to testing so many countries you can't get into outta We know the vaccination reduces transmission and reduces the likelihood of people getting the disease severity considerably. It seems to be obvious that countries hit for executive at Tourist industry of the tourists will wall today. Oh what's the disease status while the vaccination status of the people about sharon town with sharon restaurant way. So i think this is. This is my point to civilization. it will put in place of proper system. Now don't let a patchwork of different systems different processes validation topsy-turvy because you just find a lot of complexity in a lot of confusion
Thierry Henry steps down as CF Montreal coach, cites family reasons
"We have to again on this. Show point out that humanity trump soccer right. I mean if you read gary statement and leaving club montreal. He it's not about the competition side. It's not about the. It's not about his aspirations as a manager. it's about his life. it's about his children. it's about his family. It's about a pandemic that has robbed so much from all of us is about saying i have to do. What's right for me. And you know what. I'm sitting here in a basement in kansas city. understand man. Terry loved having you in this league would have loved to have you here still But we completely get it. Go do what's right for you and your family. And i think they see with anri. Listen we hope first off as you said. Everything's okay with his family and he's able to get back to them and be comfortable and be happy again and then the other is you know. It's unfortunate him leaving this league now but he has been agreed basseterre for mls as a player and then when he left and went back to europe. And so we'll continue to do that so you're not are always going to be involved in around major league soccer because he has been now for ten almost ten years and he'll continue to do that in europe you you'd you'd think and if he can coach and manage their it can continue to push that. Which is we talked about. Porno on the last show and patrick vieira jesse martian. What guys are doing over there in tehran. We will continue to be a part of that
Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status
"There was a time when a figure like alexei navalny might have been able to count on if little else the full-throated support of amnesty international. The russian opposition figurehead would appear to meet. Every definition of a prisoner of conscience imprisoned on exceedingly dubious pretext spy unpleasant authoritarians and slash. With no record of ever having furthered he's caused through perpetrating inciting or suggesting violence however amnesty appear to differ on the basis of remarks made by navalny about immigrants a few years back. Amnesty has announced that whatever they will classify navalny as prisoner of conscience is not one. Join with more on this by mark kelly. Russia analyst and author of several books most recently a short history of russia. Mark festival to this maneuver by amnesty. Aren't they missing the point of prisoner of conscience a little bit that it's not necessary that you actually agree with them. Yeah absolutely and this is definitely something of an own-goal for amnesty. And especially so because it seems to bury much be have been triggered by a campaign or if not orchestrated by the kremlin but certainly sort of very much augmented by kremlin friendly. Voices in on social media does hurt navarre only at all it. Does i mean we go. To realize that the kremlin the moment is trying to portray him as anything but a immoral icon. I mean this wine set of charging him with treason or anything like that. They've gone for embezzlement. And basically he's dismissing a great patriotic war veteran and this is going to be an ready. It is being magnified by the russian state media as if it somehow amnesty deciding that novell abadan of course amnesty saying they still think that he should not be imprisoned so forth but that kind of nuance doesn't matter. So the kremlin is definitely gonna use this for it's worth which part of the russian electorate public does this stuff play with though i mean the charges against navalny especially that one. You alluded to of having insulted a veteran of the great patriotic. I mean that's absurd even if true that you would put somebody in the dark for that. The point is this is a long game. Let's be honest. Nevada is going to be in prison for at least two and a years. and what. the substandard kremlin tactic. They basically throw so much mud that even if each individual charge is when you look at it pretty ridiculous at some point just begins to sift into the subconscious of of many of the potential electric. Who aren't really people following the news in detail. They not committed inobound nights. They just went on the they. Just get unsensitive. Oh yeah you know what there will lose court. Cases wasn't their rulers allegations. The hope is that it'll stick again. It's not a sophisticated tactic but they hope is that skin. They have so much control over the media and probably a couple of years to do it. They can black and his reputation before he ever sees the light of day. We have talked before about the strategic sense of this from your vladimir putin on the russian regimes point of view as like why you would turn valley into the center of a circus rather than just ignore him. They hoping though that if he is sent to the salt pile fluently for at least two and a half years that he will just be forgotten about. Definitely the idea. I mean again. They hope is that this way he just simply becomes someone who again used to be someone now. Of course. The difficulty is the moment they have him in a top security prison within a prison. In due course he's going to have to go out and presumed me to just an ordinary prison or in this case a penal colony which is how the russians classify that their prisons and at that point. You know there is the chance that he will have access to whether it's sort of illegal cell phones that he can send out the message and so forth so the there is going to be this constant narrative struggle navanly's people want to keep his memory alive. They want to make into a current thing. The kremlin indu course will want to make him into just some past figure who gets forgotten the you. You have responded to the persecution of nevada by imposing some sanctions which do more symbolic than anything else navalny's supporters unsurprisingly asking the eu to expand those sanctions but is there anything the eu can realistically do in the sanctions department which is going to Compel russia to adjust their behavior. Navales concern because russia can't back down now right valley's going to the penal colony for at least two and a half years yes. There's no real question about that but look sanctions are more than anything else about political symbolism and when you just assigned to go for four fairly obvious candidates who basically have no property in the eu. And unlike we're unlikely to becoming to holiday in the south of france the symbolism the message you're giving is basically we have done the least possible we really don't want to get involved in this if the e you had come up with with a much more robust package of measures. Of course it wouldn't have meant. The putin would suddenly have quake in his boots. Before ios it burrell and reversed his policy but it would have said look. We do take this seriously. We will consist on adding costs to your actions. The trouble is at the moment that actually what they basically said is quite the opposite. The russia obviously does hope that we've out navan the as its figurehead than the protest movement that he leads will just sort of dwindle. Evaporate and disappear. Is that light clear. The discussions about how the rage could be maintained. I mean i'm thinking back to those color revolutions in eastern europe in the early part of this century in one of the reasons or one of the ways they succeeded as that they were substantially lead a loose so the authorities seeking to suppress the movements. Didn't really know who they should cart off. Yeah absolutely and this is one of the problems. I mean they pass. The opposition has had the great virtue of his finger navalny as figurehead because he's very charismatic and effective but now they novelli shaped hole and really echo three ways. They could indeed dwindle all it could. Well be that we will find new leaders. Arising i mean it might be as in belarus that actually you'll find for example navales wife emerging as a new figure all others who can basically fill that role. The third possibility is though if this movement which is essentially very much it's nonviolent. It's political if this fails then there is also the risk that actually people become more radicalized. They feel that we. We tried everything we could within the system. We're going to have to try and go without the system. And i think this is the moment we actually have. No idea. notice the kremlin which way it'll go
UN says 41 Europe-bound migrants drown in Mediterranean
"The forty dead after setting off an attorney for the paper instead they found themselves drowning in the Mediterranean Sea on the quest for a better life in Europe according to the U. when the dead were among at least a hundred and twenty migrants that left Libya and the small boats and worship practice days later a commercial vessel rescued the survivors and took them to the Sicilian port town of Porto and productively initially only one body was recovered and the missing included three children and four women one of him left behind a newborn baby currently in Lampedusa the shipwreck was the latest along the central Mediterranean migration rate we're about a hundred and sixty Europe bound migrants have died since the beginning of twenty twenty one I'm Karen Thomas
A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up
"It's been two months since the European union's vaccination program began but the twenty seven nation bloc is still struggling to get up to speed ET design meeting to jump start the process fearing that new virus variants might spread faster than Europe's response in the video conference the leaders will look at ways to improve the rainouts they will as the vaccine makers to respect the terms of the contracts as well as trying to fall straight faxing authorizations as the bloke scrambles to boost its vaccine program France's government spokesman Gabriel lifestyle says something needs to be done soon the number of new Kevin nineteen cases decreased by ten percent last week and increased by nearly ten percent this week the situation is worsening and it is actually worrying I'm Karen Thomas
Germany finds huge cocaine shipment; Dutch discover 2nd one
"Customs authorities in Germany and Belgium of sees the record haul more than 23 tons of cocaine into raids this month in the German city of Hamburg. More than 16 tons of cocaine was concealed in tins of wall filler, which had entered Europe on a container ship from Paraguay. The rest was discovered in the Belgian port of Antwerp, hidden in a container filled with wood blocks from Panama. It follows one of the largest ever heroin seizures in Europe. Officials at the port of Rotterdam impounded more than 1.5 tons of the class a drug detected in a batch of Himalayan sea salt the BBC's Anna
Chelsea Flying High
"In sedition of espn don. Tom shown in the today by craig burley later. On in the show yanan shocked overheads reflect on by munich. Absolutely destroying laczi. Today we start by welcoming frank. Leboeuf an finale moreno to reflect on chelsea's one victory over atletico madrid and libya asia ruins brilliant. Okay vice cocaine proving to be the difference between the two sides prayed overruled chelsea deserve this. Oh absolutely and since tickle has commended as being a possession game and sometimes that has been a little frustrating so we can possession of gale in the final here. The chip to win chipped away at a little narrow during the game. You know particularly in the first half when it was like everyone was trying to through metal where vale mount planning inside trying to get the win bucks forward and it wasn't easy because at one point i said to you look at madrid. Six across the land up so it was no easy and behind but in terms of an away performance in europe or in spain but no way performance for chelsea against the league doesn't laliga always going to be a tough nut to crack and the still we'll be in the second leg. I thought it was a very very good performance. When you consider what many high to do and go nothing nothing bletchley literally nothing early on both fezzan across a bud touched from him but as for the rest of chelsea were extremely professional and are for clinical madrid. Were extremely poor.
Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections
"To get Europe in the U. S to lift sanctions, State TV says Iran has started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities. What's not clear is exactly how access will be limited. National
Harley-Davidson Tries to Find Its Way--Again
"Years the harley davidson motorcycle brand has been well a little lost. Its us motorcycle. Sales have dropped about forty percent since their peak a decade ago and while the strategy in recent years was to try to appeal to a broader base of writers the company's attempts at turning things around including the recent rewire initiative and the newer. One called hard wire seem more focused on getting leaner and doubling down on the company's core customer base a few years ago harley davidson began its quest to woo younger customers. It's boomer customer. Base was aging. And let's face it. It's tougher to write a hog with a bum knee in back but younger customers aren't choosing motorcycles for their cool factor. A cnbc report says instead. They want ease of transportation so they look for more practical brands like honda. Even harleys bowl plans to get two million more riders. Taking to the road didn't seem to be working. They opened riding schools and launch the electric livewire motorcycle. You may remember telling you about that. One with its thirty thousand dollars starting cost well. None of that work then. Of course the pandemic hit last year. The company closed plants in march. It restarted manufacturing in. May but the company cut shipment to dealers by seventy percent through the end of the year according to business insider and what about customers renewed interest in outdoor recreation which spurred sales of big ticket items like boats and swimming pools last summer. Well it helped. But it didn't lift harley sales enough to overcome its losses in october new. Ceo yuck insights took out the scissors and began making cuts international production gone. So we're about a third of the models in the company's product lineup he encouraged dealerships to close and he trimmed the workforce to including product teams developing new motorcycle models. The wall street journal reports the orange and black brand is veering out of many international markets and focusing on roughly forty target areas in north america. Europe and asia. It also spun off its electric bicycle. Operations and entered into a distribution agreement with indian motorcycle. Company hero harley will be shipping fewer bikes to dealerships making supply limited that may be part of the strategy to especially as the weather gets warmer in motorcycle. Buying season begins. But we'll targeting smaller core base of customers who love big heavy hogs work in a world that increasingly wants sustainable economical and even sharable electric vehicles harley. Davidsons team may but investors don't seem sure stock prices dropped after the company's new five year strategic plan was unveiled revenue and profit targets were smaller than many expected bloomberg reports. And well. there just wasn't a lot of substance there as one analyst put. A lot of this is what we're going to do but not how we're going to do it. Plus electric motorcycles have momentum. Right now. The us jessica tended tax credits for electric motorcycles. Through the end of this year and last week. Electric motorcycle manufacturer. Zero motorcycles announced a partnership with motorcycle rental in tour company eagle writer. The deal may zero motorcycles. Part of eagle riders premium brand lineup with full-size electric motorcycles available for rent in five locations immediately. Even the name of harleys turnaround plan. Hard wire seems a little old school a wireless era but then again that may be the point harley as focused on its traditional audience will soon see whether the plan pays off where they've gotten their wires crossed
Take A Trip To The Island Of Crete
"Let's start today's show with a look at what you can find when you visit the largest of the greek islands crete. It's where the earliest advanced civilizations in europe were found more than four thousand years ago. We're joined by greek travel. Experts david and anastacia guy tanu. Our conversation was recorded prior to the covid. Pandemic closures david. How're cretans. The people who live on crete different from greeks and their outlook. I don't think there's a proud of person to be found in greece than creighton. Credence are extremely proud of their long history. There island and they're wonderful food. The people from crete really see themselves as being a little bit different to the people from the greek mainland anesthesia. When you think of the pride of crete people and the traditions. How does that survive in their dress. In the way the look when we travel there you can find that still worn by older people in the largest cities bad. You find it definitely in out in the country and in small villages and the further up you go on the mountains the more you find that and you have this. Very particular scoff. That they were on their head. It's black of course and usually there is also big moustache underneath definitely because that's Masculine thing and they have a black shirt in. They have brown trousers. That up. The very distinct and to create and usually black boots and i was struck when i went to crete that these traditions survive more there than elsewhere in europe. I mean everything's becoming modern in the same issue travel around more and more but increased. You do find those traditions alive David i was an increase just last june and having been there for a while i was wondering with ride. See some of these things like the old britches and the long boots and the the coach but to my great surprise they have not disappeared in fact they've now become trendy and symbols for the young symbols for the young. Would that be. Is that sort of an expression of independence. I think it's because they see themselves different and they wanted to let people know that they're proud of their traditions. There's lot of guns returned. There used to be synonymous with crate guns. But you see less of these days although when you go walking plenty of cartridges from the hunting season is that right what would they be hunting farm firm and anything that moves birds. Rabbits has if you're an athens. How easy is it to get down to create. It couldn't be more simple because there's Boats that do the trip overnight. And there's lots of lights with a gna so let's see you got five days crete. What would you do david. If you're helping me plan my very if going have five days. I would stick to the north and i would stick to iraq leo which is the capital and access point fo the famous minoan palace of knossos. And then i would go across honey. Which is the second city on crete. And it's just a beautiful Old venetian city from honey. Can't you go up to the top of the mountain in hike down the gorge of samaria. Have you ever had that. yes i have. what's it like. well you have a very long descend and the beginning. It's in kilometers about four kilometers to go down. You just go down a winding backing back inbound down and then you move through the gorge. But they're really beautiful spots at that gorge in you meet people. There are people there. There is once goal the gate in the result shepherd they who knows of course every guide and every person who goes often through that gorge unusually. He has cheese. And if you know you can well he can bring some other stuff out as well and you see. Also a lot of the very unique flora and fauna of crete and the. Raise your liking usually. You're uc wild ibex. That they have their only on crete and has a very funny name. Actually it's called click critically. Can i xe david. If i remember correctly the tourist generally catch a minibus or something up for the almost like at sunrise and then they walk switch backing down then. They have a long hike along the river with little places to swim along the way they reach a very very narrow part in the gorge where you can almost stretch your arms out and touch either of the sheer cliffs and then at the bottom you have a beautiful remote beach and boat waiting to take you to the next town from where you catch the shuttle bus back to your home. Base is still basically the routine that is still the routine la. They have come up with an alternative for the lazy person who does not want to do the whole walk. You can take a boat to. I think it's really the base of the gorge and you can do what they say. The gorge short way. When you simply walk up to the iron gates and walk back again undone to all the other stuff okay. So there is for the quick tourist and for the person wants to spend a little more
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"Nato we like everything. Here money distractions and one young people leave. The village dies so thanks to these people. We have some joy now in the village. The meeting of interesting elephant quiz elite defense blade. Spain's depopulation was kick started by general franco in the nineteen sixties in a drive to industrialize. The country people were encouraged to come and live in the cities for maria casseus marino while that process has never been reversed she filter. Some change is possible if we are able to move the idea of quality of life in rural areas. People for sure we liked to stay here. Also this pandemic has taint many mind. Son of people are doing not charitable breath fresh air. I live with free. Them inviting immigrants to populate villages is clearly a solution that works for both sites but a commitment is also needed to ensure that services infrastructure technology are also brought villages to entice people to make the move you tinian more than incentive or opportunity. It could just be that something like the coronavirus. Pandemic is to trigger that breathes. New life back into spain's villages she sharma d-w madrid inside. Europe gives you the big stories from europe every week news politics culture.
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"Later. We which actually disc yes. I have this kind of tiny clip on. And you your belt. Yes yes yes exactly. That's that's usually the place where the system goes so that when i'm awake use the accelerator here beside my hip and measures my activities but also it measures the absence of the activity and during my sleep time. I use it on wrist and it measures. How would actually eisley with this accelerometer clips to your pants. The stone lady with a clipboard can keep an eye on you every minute of the day. Some people think is big. Brother says dozen carriers. We walked towards the station for my train home. The accelerometer clocking approvingly. every step. but when it's for your health he says people don't mind perhaps they would if it administered little shocks when he spent too long without moving but that of course is not the case yet john. Dwi helsinki and that's our show for today this week because of the corona virus crisis It's produced with help from helen's seaney site technician this week. Is christoph gruber. I'm keith walker listening. You can also subscribe to inside europe on your usual podcast inside. Europe comes to from germany's international broadcaster. D w in bonn isn't..
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"Too much longer. It's old quiry. John's wine is made using an eight thousand year old technique involving beverly these are giant terra. Cotta vessels which are submerged beneath the ground. They range in size from seven. Hundred to four thousand liters noriega enormous standing next to one. She's a sawmill year. Winemaker and wine teacher born in born and raised in catalonia. She has a vast experience from france to new zealand on the us and she says the every can definitely compete with modern technology. So is it better to have all new technology to have your fermentation going on twenty two degrees or Have the board of mother. She will take care. it's so simple. sometimes. I think we are a little bit. Lost in modern life is of survey. Shen you have everything you need around if not we could be dead that for sure. Not sure is perfect. If not we could not be here. Ten months the change into mature and the season helps for me to why after john adds that every is our sound from an ecological point of view using natural processes to keep the wine steady. So you have no gas. you know. Look trinity you don't even have to have solar power anything you just using the temperature already there. In the earth which for modern twenty-first-century century people conservation of energies. Very very important. And also the quiry you can use them for centuries so unlike where you need to cut down more trees in order to make more oak quivering. If it's properly taken care of you can use for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. So there's that aspect in terms of sustainability as well a few people outside eastern europe have probably drunk george wine even fewer will be aware that this country is one the oldest wine regions in the world. The georgians are proud of this heritage. And that's probably explains they've held onto ancient winemaking methods. They've put their trust in tradition rather than technology. Philip work d-w kakheti georgia. You're listening to an inside. Europe special culinary tour of europe because of the corona virus. Able to bring you our usual programming as you might expect. Things are a little hectic. If you get in touch our email address is europe as d w dot com. I'm keith walker in bonn germany this is inside europe. My name is keith. Walker in bonn germany and because of constraints as a result of the corona virus crisis. We are replacing our usual program with a real trees a culinary tour through the continent. Coming up we've is at the world's oldest restaurant in madrid organic signs from foods with vinas vegetable orchestra. Also how the fans went from fat to fit. Finland was the sickest country in the western world. We had the highest mortality of heart disease in the world very unhealthy lifestyle. Smoking very unhealthy diets finished. Men said that vegetables are only rabbits anymore. Not worry allman and we have a piece on italian ice cream. A scoop from bologna's gelato university scoop together for in bonn germany. You're listening inside europe thirty years ago..
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"To pursue there's back home lisa bryant d-w dijon france. You're listening to inside europe on a special culinary tour of europe to australia where vienna's public transport system is widely admired trains. Trams and buses their old frequent their foster clean but the viennese wants more than want food and odor free transport. And they're getting there. There's a total ban on easing underground kerry. Skyring sent this postcard from vienna. There's an old joke about australian bureaucracy and the countless rule slave down to keep public order. It sounds better spoken german but translates as anything not officially permitted is strictly forbidden. What it seems. Some beyond to discover a terrible oversight that eating on the underground was not officially allowed. So now it's officially banned. That's right no pizzas. No bush semel no donner kebab. And especially no fair labor cases sandwich. I speculate that this last delicacy could in fact be what finally vienna city to introduce the blanket ban on underground. Eating fail-labour case is a large slab of finely minced horsemeat the consistency of spam infused with cheese so that it drips and switz- and smells slapped into a bread roll and introduced into a packed carriage of commuters. It has the effect one would expect from tossing and a tear. Gas grenade space suddenly appears. Actually it's a recent phenomenon. This eating on public transport or at least eating differs. Food is a recent phenomenon. Shaw there's always been the vegetable stand. Where sausage in snaps could be snaffled. But one st the stand to eat and drink the idea of coffee to go along with a slice of pizza or a box of noodles and chicken is a development of the past two decades and is the food became more exotic or if you like aromatic and more available the viennese just like new yorkers eating on the go and on the underground to be fair to vienna. The ban has only come after extensive consultation. Fifty thousand tube travelers were asked. Should we stop it to third said yes. A trial run was conducted on a certain line and that seemed to go reasonably well. Nobody was arrested and nobody seemed to starve. In fact this is a band with a soft touch. The city doesn't plan to find underground foodies. The train inspectors will just have a quiet word with those who haven't read the signs when the signs are everywhere. And if you sneak mas bar into your mouth well. Strictly your shouldn't even non smutty foodstuffs are foot boat and you won't be thrown off at the station and to be relieved to know you can still drink on the vienna underground as long as it's non alcoholic smoking was banned some years back. So what's up. Poor theater labor keizer junkie. Do he's probably banned from eating at home and in the office two and now his breakfast on the morning train is ruined. Will he do that. Very envious thing and defy the rules. Will he leap into that. Crowded carriage waive his horse meat about and smugly settled into a seat all to himself. The cold stares from his fellow travelers could kill but he doesn't care. He has his theater labor qaiser to keep him. Warm kerry skyring d-w vienna. It's all about the food today. As we continue our special culinary tour of europe in georgia and just a moment's keith. Walker in bonn you're listening to inside europe. We bring you the stories. You need to hear from europe. The latest european news politics and kosher deliver it to here every week. We're on your favorite.
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"Stitcher apple podcasts. So many more. I'm keith walker. In bonn germany yellows thank to inside europe. My name is keith walker. In bomb germany in the next half hour over one third of spain's population has experienced mild to severe psychological distress since the pandemic started also hungary prepares to test russia's sputnik v vaccine could the corona virus crisis become a large scale environmental crisis. The group has collected more than one thousand masks in the region's land and waterways. And it's not just a french problem. Peltier says he's been contacted by groups from italy thailand indonesia and in south america. They're concerned about covid pollution in their own oceans and waterways plus was twenty twenty a lost year for europe africa relations africa. You relationship has never been a fair deal. There is talks about you. Know international cooperation africa euro-partnership however the relationship is still skewed in a kind of superior inferior relationship way. Europe assumes the position of the mental and africa is men's he these stories and more coming up on inside europe from bonn germany. You're listening to inside europe..
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"Safer than its neighbors and whether that will last coming from elsewhere in europe liked in helsinki looks almost pre corona virus. Normal kinser christmas shopping. They're having lunch in their restaurants drinks in their bars. No lockdown no curfew. No mandatory masks. How on earth has finland kept its infection rate. The lowest in the european union finland coronavirus strategy director fussy. Koya says one basic reason for success. Is that when fins were asked to keep their distance from each other they obliged people have really went down with the social context says. So there's something even only thirty percent of what is normal social context during the epidemiology in finland. So i think People use more phones video conversations and so on so they have found other ways to keep in contact with family and relatives and friends to matalin. A physiotherapist is among those fins. Who is wearing a mask in downtown helsinki. She says she's not afraid for herself. At age twenty six but wants to be responsible. I just want to make sure to diamond. Not the one who is putting its everywhere. You wish people would be wearing the mask more. I think this is different than not over so. I hope.
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"Sebastian kurz told a televised news conference. The attack was clearly an islamist terrorist attack. Its financial has us. Hassle won't via wasn't attack out of hatred out of hatred for our fundamental values out of hatred for our way of life out of hatred for our democracy where all people are equal rights and dignity but one thing is clear we will not be intimidated by the terrorists. following the story in vienna is. Dwi correspondent carey skyring. Carry the suspect shot dead by. Police have been through a de radicalization program and he even earned an early release. Is this apparent lapse likely to have consequences. We'll already a quite a political row. Broken out here about that. We have the chancellor and the interior minister both saying that. Well with hindsight this was the wrong decision. And asking the justice ministry for explanations have as far as the de radicalization program is concerned. Yes he he went through that. And the organization which conducts those programs is defending itself saying look we did put in through the de radicalization program. After his release. I think it was media last year but we never presented him as de radicalized. Where just to an ngo actually. Which conducts this de radicalization program. He was on probation and they should have been of him so they're turning the attention on others. So something of a political sort of buck-passing. I guess is going on here but certainly an investigation is underway into the effectiveness of de radicalization programs. And whether one can assume that a person has actually been de radicalized which in this case obviously that that wasn't the case there there were initial reports of shootings at multiple locations in vienna. What we know about the number of attackers involved. Well having followed this right from the very start. When can only put down those initial reports of tax six locations and multiple attack is To confusion the fog of war or something similar that it it turns out there was just one gunman and that is the one who was shot by police on monday. Night within nine minutes of him starting shooting so just one attack and what's been said about the targets of the attack. As far as police are concerned it appears that it was simply random shooting in popular part of the city for people going out on this evening. It was warm enough on that november. Evening quite a rarity for people to be sitting outside the attacks did start near the synagogue. One can only speculate that. Perhaps he was going to attempt to enter the synagogue. Synagogue was closed But we can only speculate about that. No one knows what his were and he certainly simply targeted people in restaurants and on the street. Australia has just come out of three days of mourning. Clearly this is hit people. They're very hard. Yes it has. I can only speak from experience of talking to people of walking. The streets and one had the feeling that austrians had thought. This isn't going to happen to us. Because for years now almost a decade we've seen terrorist attacks in many other cities of europe many parts of europe and most recently in niece and austria vienna very open city. A very international city had not experienced this. I don't think people assume it wasn't going to happen here when it did. It was a shock and People very upset walking the streets. Now there are very few people out there. Because there's an alert still on and people have been. I think changed pirate and of course. There's also the coronavirus lockdown. Which which i guess is long at the same time that adds to the i think sense of what's happened to alive to the peace To the calmness and safety of this city because it is really a very safe city you mentioned the attack and niece could the timing of the attack in vienna be linked here now. A number people are saying that this could be the case and let me. Just refer back to the de radicalization program. The person running that program said they lost meeting with the attacker was in october and at that meeting he actually denounced the attack in niece so he was aware of that attack and denounced it as i guess. Part of his way of convincing the The people he was working with that he had de radicalized and the people again conducting the de radicalization program. Say look that attack in this could easily have been a role model for any number of other attackers. Carry scarring and vienna. Thanks very much. Thank you from germany's international broadcaster. Dpw this as inside.
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"The participation of the vegetable kingdom. A. Puccini Road Chrysanthemums as a requiem on learning of the death of his good friend Duke of Savoy and the melancholy of the music sums up the current mood here in Spain despite the end of the state of emergency, on Sunday, the country is still in mourning the loss of over twenty seven thousand lives to Covid nineteen, but there is another reason behind having an audience of plants. We are having a very very strong message around the way human beings in their attitude treat, or we treat the planet. It's not sustainable anymore to behave this way using so many plastic. This attitude of burning our our planet so in some way. Trying to rice, the voices of the plants of the planet in this Symbolic Concert. A. Last concert and research, gentle ripple off an applause. Even know actually see any of the plants moving. Some audiences are really hard to please. And, surely afterwards the plants were given as gifts to two thousand and two hundred ninety two primary healthcare workers as a way to thank them for their brave world in the coronavirus pandemic as she Sharma d-w Madrid. Inside Europe gives you the big stories from Europe every week at this time news, politics, culture, and more, and if you'd like to get in touch with the team, we love to hear from you on this email address Europe. Is D W Dot? com, you can also subscribe to inside Europe on ear. Usual PODCAST APP.
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"All of our money on this trip and couldn't get a refund. And that was the motivation was to not lose the money and to see this country, because we were celebrating our thirtieth anniversary as well as my husband, seventy fifth birthday, and well once we hear, we came to the ruins, and they said they were closed for twenty days. And then the next day I think it was they put us on. Lockdown couldn't find any flights that we could afford. And when we did find one was booked before we could get it. Our. Children decided that we were safer here because of the small town and The discipline of the Italians so I, do feel much safer here. See this is this is why people are afraid of Thomas the. You know they come to Europe on. There's a second wave, or or whatever and they are trapped. They can't go back to the US or Canada or wherever they're coming from on the then they're faced with having to pay for hotels, and so on and so forth so exactly, and there are many stories a that are very similar. Similar to this that we've heard in recent times, and that actually raises one important question, and that is even when Europe starts to reopen, even when hotels for example reopen a holiday, homes or beaches, it is still unclear whether people will actually travel because there is a certain concern in in Europe in many countries as well that they could be a second wave for example the reason why the? The German government also said it will be monitoring corona virus data very closely, and if the numbers go up in a surgeon region, they could reissue travel warning, but it's also important that we're talking about this couple in in Italy. Because Italy actually reopened borders to European travelers this week in part to oversee rescue, its tourism industry dropped a ban on travel between regions as well and this is followed. Followed by other countries that are also taking measures to try and reopen their borders and start again the as very important summer season. Let's not forget. The tourism in Europe provides around ten percent of the continent's economic output and many many jobs. Millions of jobs actually depend on tourism. So this is not only about people going on holidays. This is also about making sure that Europe's economy can. Rebound can get back to normal as quickly as possible. That's not forget again that Europe's economy has been badly hit by this coronavirus pandemic. Yeah, on a lot of people are thinking of instead of vacations as steak Haitians, or as we say in Europe, a holiday, or maybe a whole stay status correct, and that's why also countries that taking measures for example to. Get people out and about in their own countries when I talk about Italy, lifting a ban on travel between regions or in Germany you also have many ideas for people to travel, maybe not to a different country altogether, but to stay at home and go to two places in their own country. That's again also intended to make sure that the specific regional economies get a boost at a time when that boost is particularly needed. Okay Thomas good to Tokyo, but to talk to you Keith Thomas Barrow is. Political and security correspondent..
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"You a better as usual is a senior Europe analyst for geopolitical intelligence firm Strip for dot com still to come. The nightingales are back in Berlin. The Best News I've had since the pandemic started is that it didn't stop the nightingales from coming all the way from West Africa also that reports. I promised to buy pubs and bars. Getting back to business in the Czech Republic is coming up. You're listening to inside Europe A few weeks ago at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe is. Looks like there'd be no tourism season the three main summer holiday destinations Spain Italy and France. Where overwhelmed by severely ill patients and their economies where in full lockton fortunately plans are now afoot to hopefully reopen borders next month and welcome tens of millions of Sun worshippers but Nick Martin reports the desire to save major parts of their economies could leave countries battling a second wave of infections. Spain has started the next phase of relaxing. Its drone virus lockdown with people being allowed to meet in groups in Madrid and Barcelona Europe's main tourism havens have been racing against the clock to slow down the spread of the Corona Virus. The site of airlines grounded hotel shuttered and beaches.
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"Which which actually disc yes. I have this kind of tiny clip on. And you your belt. Yes yes yes exactly. That's that's usually the place where I put it. The system goes so that when I'm awake. Use these accelerator here beside my hip and measures my activities but also it measures the absence of the activity and during my sleep time. I use it on wrist and it measures. How would actually Eisley with this accelerometer clips to your pants? The stone lady with a clipboard can keep an eye on you every minute of the day. Some people think is big. Brother says dozen carriers. We walked towards the station for my train home. The accelerometer clocking approvingly. Every step. But when it's for your health he says people don't mind perhaps they would if it administered little shocks when he spent too long without moving but that of course is not the case yet John. Dwi Helsinki and that's our show for today Especially one this week because of the corona virus crisis It's produced with help from Helen's seaney scientific nation this week. Is Christoph Gruber? I'm Keith Walker. Thank you for listening. You can also subscribe to inside Europe on your usual podcast APP inside. Europe comes to from Germany's international broadcaster. D. W. in Bonn isn't..
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"Or fighting and then the Christmas out in our La. The you'll know sound on Christmas safe will be a bit more of a part I. I'm sure that again this Christmas here. Sonar la we'll come like small kids with their parents and the grandparents and maybe maybe even grand grandparents. Then we have some LURGI. You know hot wine and then of course some candies to the people and people gives was to us who are working you sound presence and having this this globe you now. This is a Christmas tradition. Listen I could definitely get used to carry Roy D. W. on signs grace and that's our show for today inside. Europe gives you the big stories from Europe every week news politics culture some Christmas stuff on a on a lot more as well. It's produced withheld from Helen. Seaney the scientific ignition. This week is get Georgi and I'm Keith Walker you can also subscribe to inside Europe on your favorite podcast up inside. Europe comes to you from Germany's international international broadcaster D. W. in bomb. Yeah Yeah..
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"Get doing it hundred percent on fifty. I'm not getting another fifty. Two kids undertand. The planet is changing. There is a lot of heat up. I'm scared scared enough to get out on the streets and protest himself Joanna Kakissis. Dwi in Stroud. The United Kingdom Kingdom still to come on inside Europe Christmas in Finland where many homes have built in in Saunas. I am a mother and this is my baby free time so I will be during the sounder and Santa in my Christmas Christmas celebrations is very important. Normally we go to the sauna after we have had some Christmas Porridge Christmas porridge also also on the way Norwegian Christmas bells in just a moment. My name is Keith. Walker in Bonn Germany. You're listening to inside Europe. Aw if you're dreaming of a White White Christmas with all the trappings. Few places are more christmasy than Norway. Yes fewer and fewer Norwegians celebrate the birth of Christ or attend church on Christmas Eve. Still there is one thing about the Protestant way of celebrating Christmas. That still draws a majority of Norwegians away from their presence and pork rib dinner. Lush evanger explains more in this audio post card. Norway is becoming more and more secular church membership has is fallen year-on-year for the past decade and Church. Attendance is at an all time low. Christmas Eve is the one day in the year that any church can hope Shapur Shapur a decent crowd in no way. The twenty fourth of December is the big day with food and presents under a little bit of baby. Jesus for some because on Christmas Eve just one in ten regions. Go to church. I did not grow up in a religious household for us. Christmas was always more about celebrating..
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"Down near the gunman problem family problem. Hello how did you get here buzzing. Took took a plane from Gambia. Turkey one stomach foster UMA isn't sure where he wants to go the UK may be but in any case he will have added several thousand miles to his trip. In order to go via Turkey. I met another man on a similar trip from Sierra Leone. By roden boat they take the new Balkan route to avoid rights abuses and exploitation in Libya. One results is that Turkey does not only control migration flows into Europe from the Middle East and Asia but also from Africa even west Africa. But what does President Obama Edwin hope to gain by threatening Europe with the mother of all migrants crises. Well the reason Ankara gives is money. The EU promised six billion euros heroes. And they've still only paid three. But that's not all according to Anglo Siragus. MP With the ruling New Democracy Party who was in charge of migration issues at the Interior Ministry from two thousand twelve to two thousand fifteen. He has a specific aim which is related with a station next to the Turkey Syrian borders. He wants to establish a safe zone. Or twenty miles along all the border quits. His three hundred miles some leglise these and erect in the safe zone new cities he believes. These cities can accommodate between two to three million citizens who live in Turkey today in reality quad he wants to do is to ethnic cleans the area next to the border from the Kurds. The eyelids and the various minorities who live in the area Christians and others and put their Arab Sunnis loonies. He wants the European Union to pay for this project and he starts pressing the European Union by sending these people to agrees failing which Siragus told me otherwise would not be unhappy to give the u the club that snubbed Turkey's membership request four million or so so mainly poor mainly Muslim refugees and migrants to deal with so I- Alzira goes if it came to that what government do if at Doane decides it's to open the gates at he says he these equivalent in attack people are used on purpose for other means according to the international of this. Is We club tonight to stop. Ships entering illegally into Greek territorial waters back in Samos. The child old is practicing for the Samos. Independence Day parade independence from your Turks. One much later than by the rest of Greece in nineteen twelve but in this looming new migrant crisis independent is precisely what Greece is not as the mayor of Samos puts it. Turkey holds the case piece. Dwi some squeeze. And I'm Keith Walker. In Bonn you're listening to inside Europe ECO ECO warrior aggressor tune Berg as she recently had a rail journey across Germany. And it's put a new spotlight on Germany's state owned rail. Operator Deutsche Bomb Tom which is one of the biggest transport companies in the world. She tweeted a picture of herself. You may have seen it. She's sitting on the floor in between the carriages looking. Oh sorry for herself and she described she was on overcrowded Deutsche Bahn train following the UN climate conference in Madrid and Thomas Sparrow. Dwi's political correspondent has been following the story Hello Thomas Hello Kitty some Greta. Critics are accusing her of lying about sitting on the floor and confusing. so-called cuddle class with First Class. Well what begun with that tweet is now a much bigger story that has put a spotlight on some of the problems that Deutsche Bahn is facing abandoned fact replied to Greta tune books tweet. They tend to for supporting deutchebanks battle against climate change but what came afterwards when they also said that it would have been even better even nicer. If Greta twinbrook had also reported how the team the DOJ Abban Team mm-hmm had served her other seats in the First Class section of one of the train. She traveled and They have been different reactions regarding these tweets both host from Greta twinbrook from Deutsche. Bahn there those was you say I have accused of lying and there are others will say that on the other hand this has actually shed some light on some of the problems. That Autobahn has if you talk to Germans. Many are very critical of Deutsche Bahn. They said it's not very punctual. That opted there are frequent delays that there are shortages that the trains not enough. You name it. Many Germans are very critical of Deutsche. Bahn that is not always the case with foreigners come to the country but in any case this tweet by British Columbia and the reaction by Deutsche Bahn as again. Put the spotlight on this rail operator here in Germany and my friends from the US visits and there are very impressed They said the train network in Germany is clean and quiet and Kinda reliable now. Let's talk about Deutsche. Bahn and Germany's Socialist Left Party has jumped on this Greta Timberg train bandwagon. And it's saying that rather than investing electric cars to fight climate change but the German government should offer everyone in the country. Cheaper Rail Fares we have to understand the context in which is happening. That is a very big debate. Not only in Germany me but specifically in in Germany about what the country can do an is planning to do when it comes to fighting climate change and that's why for example. The German left Podgy in particular Keeping said that it was more important to subsidize public transport. MORE EGALITARIAN WAY to fight climate change. But it's important again to mention that the overall context of this discussion regarding what way Germany should move when it comes to fighting climate change where the focus. Oh Gosh should be where the government should actually Plan that very potent strategy in the next decade in fact it's important to stress Keith. That the German government one of it's key priorities in recent years has been to develop a very very important. Climate package are very controversial packages. Well which some say is very very ambitious other people say it doesn't go far enough Thomas Thank you always a positive to WSB political correspond. Toss Spiro speaking to us from Berlin broadcasting from Germany this as inside Europe one of the big issues of the twenty.
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"But the streets may soon be the only place where there is space for real debate. Besides the new culture law the prime minister's fetus deduce and it's Christian Democratic Coalition partners have also rushed through legislation which your position has developed a muscle law it seeks to eliminate protest. I inside parliament for example fines for legislatures. Who Don't towed align have been increased from six months salary to twelve months and and suspensions have been increased from nine parliamentary sessions to a whopping sixty the European as expressed concern over the democratic credentials chill so Hungary a member state? But for now it remains to Hungarians themselves to show their discontent with the rapid changes. Stefan boss deal you Budapest. And I'm Keith Walker in Bonn you're listening to inside Europe breath in Greenland. The winters are long long and dark and the becomes difficult to travel because the ice closes in perhaps unsurprisingly people look forward to Christmas with special relish actually burn has more on the Norwegian Christmas celebrations. You have McKay is the world's most northerly capital city and today almost all of its seventeen thousand inhabitants have gathered around.
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"Hungary's ruling party has quickly pushed through controversial legislation. Impacting cultural organizations. It will give Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's nationalist government more control over the nation's theaters artists and other critics. Say The new law is part of broader attempts to curtail L. Creative and independent thinking in Hungary and that will become more difficult for opposition parliamentarians to protest against these developments. The government has also approved legislation increasing fines and penalties on lawmakers who disrupt legislative activities Stephan boss reports from Budapest. ACLU says cool chair is foundation of the A nation. This person says thousands echo his sentiments on a rainy gloomy winter day in downtown Budapest artists opposition politicians and others express their sadness and anger over. What Day say amounts to a government takeover of independent theaters? The law was rushed rushed through parliament in time for Christmas by legislatures supporting Prime Minister. Viktor Orban it includes a bigger say for Orban's right-wing swing nationalist government over the appointment of directors at municipal theatres debt-relief central state funding many theaters depend on the state to operate as they lack the financial resources to work without government support in future. A National Council culture will determine which which institutions are culturally significant enough to receive financing four. Five years. It's president will be appointed by the government. The recently elected liberal leaning mayor of Budapest. Gay Gut Joan is furious. He tells the crowd at the law is a government attempts to punish ernest. The United Opposition for its victories in the October municipal election. Other other could i. I'm unhappy happy that I have to come on stage again because I believe that the podium just like culture is not for the politicians it belongs to the artists and they're public but we know that everybody is being dictated to by the government. We also know that it's mostly because of Budapest. It's an attempt went to punish us for the October thirteenth municipal elections at that time. The people of Budapest raised their heads out of the swamp. They decided to vote to take back their city. The Budapest mayor has urged wealthy people into capital to help finance the theaters and ooh earlier. This week he signed the free CDs agreement with the mayors of capital CDs in nearby countries Brock Warsaw and brought his lava like Budapest. These capitals are all ruled by independent or opposition leaders got. John hopes their agreement will help them. Obtain Doc direct funding from the European Union Hungary's culture. Bill which was rushed through Parliament within days east narrower in scope than the government the plant but it was only because the original proposals were leaked Andrew condemnation from across the cultural scene however artists viewed the revised law as a further effort by Orban's ruling fetus party and Christian Democratic allies to limit artistic freedom of expression and cultural cultural autonomy until now theaters were among the last beacons of free speech and freedom of thought. That's because many of the country's mainstream dream and public media having placed under the control of Orban's allies and the government has also increased its influence over education scientific typically search Gorz and even churches young Hungarian actress Lisa Kudrow of the Knotty Miklos Theater is concerned. Talk about the future of our generation me Magyarorszag Hara means autism. Movies Save we Hungary. The under thirty year old actors actors and a lot of things could have divided us such as where we graduated from or who are a class teacher was or who voted for but our generation works together as in the case of this cultural law under these rules. We don't feel secure or any future in our field. ECKFORD on founded rush ball and compares the current political climate to situation three decades ago when Hungary was a communist country without a multi. Party democracy circus on your headphones. We can see a repetition of the nineteen seventies with central control and censorship. I've already been through that. Let's not have it it again actress. You did pokorny agrees. And I've seen this show finish noise. I wasn't actress in the nineteen sixties seventies and eighties. After after thirty years of democracy. I didn't expect to be intimidated as I was back. Then.
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