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Hard Factor 9/5: Woman Pulls Ring Switcharoo In Costco to the Tune of $28,000, Woman Tries To Steal/Adopt Philippine Baby, Weed In Chocolate, Man Politely Breaks Into Taylor Swifts Home
"Would it is joe man randy savage. This factor in there is no one that does it better now. Nobody it doesn't matter go ahead. Tell me something right down not a rate <music> eh to another today's thursday september fifth breath and if you're listening to the show you know that will is not with us because it was west doing a good morning because will is hurtling towards us at five hundred fifty miles an hour in the sky right now certainly on a united flight screaming. Oh my god i'm commish was one of those airplane loyalists who he's been on united his whole life and literally has been given the keys to small african airports like he he's united or die won't fly in and ask pilots come and sit next to will's dad and shake his hand and leave him handwritten notes because they've given him so many miles. Those dad comes on the planes with the captains the child with us because he gets in the in the united coloma got and there's like clubs over clubs like it's a club that you didn't even know existed city gets anyway you might notice that we don't sound drunk or hung over weird right as people expect us to do the morning after alive power from a bar but you see we have defied the rules of time and space and we record this show right before the power hour so little look behind the curtain of entertainment so just please suspend your disbelief yeah. It's like what i like to call time-warp corp time were when you get those texting two days later and you're like what day what the hell dad hopefully you turned into or you tuned into him. Sorry or even attended the power into into the power of attorney. I am the power hopefully watched it or were there and as we are sure it went swimmingly knocking on what it happened today already so again time mark also editor's note this us doing the show like this is an insurance policy in case one of us has arrested tonight and this way we can still guarantee. We bring the news on time daily something so on today's show. We have a long news buffet to get you through your thursday guys. Remember there's only one day left until florida man friday <hes> and the end of the week and what we can safely say we'll be the biggest college football weekend of the year so far that's right because we was always garbage teams oregon where sovereign was night that was good but it's always like the warm louisiana tax nicer. Oh god all right so let me no offence to people before finding yeah all right sure okay before we get into the news buffet. Let's get into gambling on the news or as. I like to call today's segment international leader death pool on on now. I know yeah exactly dark mark now. I know that sounds pretty harsh before you swat me or put me on some f._b._i. Watch list. This segment is talking about a very fun market unpredicted did of which european leader will leave office next so career death not death although the latter will still lead to a win if you on that person 'cause and west you know what a swat is no. I was just gonna ask what the fuck is. A is a swat. It's swat team but yeah. It's like when someone someone beats you really bad on halo and your twitch twitch streaming so you get mad at them. Uh-huh you call the swat team and say this guy's got a gun at this address and he's holding people hostage and you laugh hilariously swat team raids their house and lot it's livestream on twitter and the the nerd and the headphones is like playing video games starts screaming because there's like thirteen people with assault rifles. It's awesome until until people die. Twenty percent of them like ending deaths very nice anyways anyways back to this <hes> so once again first step is deciding to completely legal to bet on from residency in all fifty states prick dot org slash promo slash heart factor twenty to get your free twenty dollars from predicted for first time depositors then get into the search for the international market. I just mentioned which is which of the five european leaders listed will leave office next and the players in this game are bo joe himself bros johnson german chancellor angela merkel spanish prime minister pedro sanchez italian prime minister just sip picante and french president emmanuel macron this one currently hasbro johnson and the lead and conti only at nine cents a share to be the next person to leave office office but just recently it had contact ninety nine cents. Yes shared aleve as he announced he was leaving and the sneaky italians not going back in remember cover that yeah so. There's a couple blocks in this market so andrew mirko. She's a tough german lady. She's not going anywhere <hes> bo joe nata lock. He's a fucking wild cody said when he was gonna leave after uh brexit right and then he has a short window he doesn't want to be there very true but at the same time <hes> emmanuel macron keeps getting punked by brazil so he might even even shame right so that would be my actual number one even though macron is at three cents a share is and he's like by far the least likely according to the market <hes> but as you mentioned shinned he's getting cooked by a citizen yellow vest protesters as well as all brazil right. Now i mean the guy is about to crack if not macron three cents a share which is a great value. It's got to be under fifty cents unknown to quit mccrone. Yeah sanchez's the wildcard. We don't know enough about it but they might have like another special elections type thing not <hes> olympics but elections actions and that's where he's at like twenty seven cents or spain is not a stable country at least history has proven got great food great food so yeah get in there predicted dot org slash promo. That's hard factor twenty three twenty guests tab. Let's talk a little bit hurricane mccain dorian as we mentioned yesterday the hurricanes now a cat too so sustained winds at one hundred and five miles an hour with gusts reaching higher. It's the only good cat chat. Five is my house. You talk about data. Five count data speed oh different. There's two okay. Five cats are though you're talking thick internet cable. Now i own five cats. I know okay which one is cat five little t you gotta get this cats on the treadmill over the last week with big cats anyway. It's still no joke especially ashley because right around a category two is when you have morons needing to be saved because they think it's safe to go in the ocean and to them. I said it's may also well. You can always get in the ocean during like mild hurricanes. I it is it is fun. It's a it's a wave pool at nature provided. There's always like old couple walking a dog. There and you're like fuck you. It shouldn't be in their arch. Firings hand exercising his freedom guy seriously you can swim next week and i'm talking to you in unshaved retired. Dad don't go in the ocean. <hes> though it spared florida and his crawling north at nine miles an hour the carolinas might not be so lucky as florida the main issue the carolinians orleanians face <hes> where the four thousand residents there are under one hundred thousand four hundred thousand or a mandate this four hundred hundred a mandatory evacuation notice <hes> <hes> and yet it the storm surge brought by the heavy rains could produce record-setting floods that seems to be the most dangerous scenario right now not like wins. That'll blow your house down the yeah several several feet of water from the storm surge that can come into your house damage and can be just as dangerous for sure during could drop as much as fifteen inches of rain or one mandingoes worth uncertain parts of the state when you put it in those terms. That's a lot of rain. It really puts it in perspective yeah because you think fifteen inches. That doesn't sound like much you think about him. Flipping his dick straightly air. That's a lotta rain visual really helps thinking about the force pursuit of it if he saw something really arousing for him. I hope swan lake puts out of going to be like a slap bracelet on your rhythm to some pictures anyway guys watch out there in the carolinas. <hes> hopefully this thing continues to weaken <hes> and doesn't cause as much damage but we'll keep you posted <hes> on the storm surge that experts experts are saying is the real threat has down yeah all right. <hes> an american woman is being held in the philippines. After six day old baby was found in her carry on bag and she was trying to board her plane headed to <hes> the fuck out of there or likely america story did not say hold on important fact here dead or alive baby. It was a live baby think she was trying to like. You know little steal a baby black market. She went to the philippines and got like a ten dollar babies. Yeah this cheap ticket will wouldn't have that problem united bag babies fly free. No i babysit his status. Yes the woman claimed that she was the child's aunt which would explain why she's taking such good care of it and had no travel documents or prove to cooperate her enormous bullshit lie just what a black market mother would say yeah. I'm aw yeah baby. Get in there and i think market it right on the head either. She was there for to get it for herself or maybe like another couple paid. That didn't have the balls to do. It paid her to go. Go do it like kind of like a fucked up surrogate and maybe tuition mission blanks. That's a good point to ultra rich people that this this patsy to go pick up. The baby was our patsy. She could just be a an out there on a do anything party girl. This is the type of chick you wanna hang out with you. Don't want her to stay after after ten a._m. At your house but you wanna party because she's down for whatever you babe like those type of people are on that those are when you're partying but they're also the type of people that like the next day like hold you all the promises you made when you were drunk that you clearly don't want to do. I didn't really want to steal the baby. She's already on the on the way to the fuck and philip you end up doing her. We were drunk doc. We're going to take you to the airport. You promise her all the bonds. Don't wanna grandfather bought you yes. I think that's probably the likely scenario but maybe we'll keep you updated. If we hear anything your dad's still gonna write me that letter of recommendation right yeah exactly a lot of promises made when you're drunk. <hes> is that don't make promises when you don't don't get don't gamble with your friends when you're drunk. That's two pieces and is very true <hes> yeah that's the whole story. Okay my turn your turns out one of the two of the finer things in life. I should say chocolate and we'd go so well together. They're ruining my life that the ruining pats and they're hard to tell them apart when they're mixed together a new study presented at the american chemical society fall two thousand nineteen national meeting and exposition this past friday found the presence of chocolate when combined with marijuana hinders hinders results of potency testing and i'd have to imagine that was the coolest presentation at that event. I gotta say this is where i'm going to go. I hope they have a spring event because if you do you wanna find pure m._d. Ama which i've never found you better believe that someone at the american chemical society spring twenty twenty national meeting is going to have it right. I think someone that you know is a friend of people at that convention. That didn't show up because they're on m._d. May be right well. You take the baby lady there. Do you ever do your bidding. I don't think there's a lot of cool things going on that actual convention anyways. This also sounds like the same problem. The state of texas is having they can't test the t._h._c. levels and we'd so if you really wanna be safe in texas roll around with a bunch of weed brownies and call them hemp brownies if busted because they sure shit love no chance of determining the t._h._c. levels of wheat brown is using the current state of texas instruments. Do you think that's something texas. Instruments could get on. You and i want to help them texas instruments. The company needs to help. The state of texas is like measuring instrument. They have to leave it alone. Well yeah you're right never mind. I take it back. It's a hemp brownie heated texas instruments. Don't help them out. Ski mega calculators the problem. If you liked me calculated got the problem comes so you'd like to call it that though is that not only texas but legal states and everyone has problems detecting the t._h._c. levels and we'd brownies which can lead to the consumption of incredibly strong. We'd brownies brownies because of like mislabeling. We'd roundings right. There's no one knows how strong they are. <hes> this makes a lot of sense because i always feel like i'm another plane of consciousness. When i eat a lot of weed brownies <hes> versus like eating a ton of dummies or we'd pasta for example. I'm like talking to myself in the mirror every time i have a a good amount of weed ronnie some definitely more apprehensive to take a brownie that someone has made not myself. I know what my own. We brownies chef west mexico if i make it i know exactly how much we'd have put in there. I've got it down to a system but if someone else's like hey take this week brian. It's not labeled. I'm a little bit nervous about it. We tried to play cranium back in the day after putting like to ace into abacha we'd brownies with the butter and we got us so stone that we couldn't do cranium we couldn't we couldn't mold the clay. One of the kids ends up passing out and saying an asleep right afterwards. Take the stone to the second level is the worst one on columbus day of two thousand and one <hes> will and then he dropped me off at my spanish tutor that i still had to go to you know we had no school that day because it was columbus days spanish so high thank god my my grandmother died that day god. It's got a phone call. Paul from daddy's like your grandmothers is the only possible excuse that's gonna get me out of here. Without my tutor tells toned off my ask your experience spirit your highest balls in your grandma wrestler teeth grandma but don't eat we'd brownies to the cranium crew also was at my house likely but to the cranium crew had to drive home to northern virginia which was two hours away and they got all the way to the bottom of the driveway where they read over the mailbox then left car and then came back and took an it's one to one all right guys. After months of protests seven lives lost thousands of arrests. The protests in hong kong have produced some results with hong kong c._e._o. Carrie lam again just don't car c._e._o. Problem one of the country carrie lam completely withdrawing one of the five pieces <hes> that people are protesting about that being the extradition. I'm bill the other four. Things at the protesters will now be looking for are one setup of an independent inquiry to probe into police brutality. Oh cabin kicking protesters azure could call withdraw the characterization of protests as quote riots yeah. I don't know i don't know about that. Release those who've already been arrested at previous protests protests okay and then implement universal suffrage in hong kong hold on they want more suffering that make up your mind i said i think there's enough now. It's the voting thing. I always get confused when they say like women's suffrage. Mike don't don't having those four ladies gone through enough. Oh it's it's voting fun with that word. Yeah lamb has said that she will not resign even though some leaked tapes suggested that she would if that were an option but it's not because this is a weird ass country three in eight or asia. We're leadership roles prison gangs blood in blood out <hes> many are saying that this withdrawal is too little too late and that the movement has become come bigger than just a protest which it was in its inception. <hes> some say that it's a revolution at this point. We'll see what happens with those protests mark. I'm not impressed. They keep adding demands based on the protests that keep going on. They look like a bunch of smurfs. Now we will cover them blue medical bills pain. We didn't think about this when we first started starter but now hindsight wasn't worth at hong kong your country smurfs now after that bluewater kennedy the bruised and blue yeah anyway. That's not story all right. <hes> a new jersey man was arrested for breaking into taylor swift's beachfront rhode island mansion. The twenty six year old richard joseph mcewen was found inside had swift home after police responded to what i can imagine is the world's best security system went off <hes> but the strange things they found richard with his shoes off <hes> weird yeah so when asked by shoes when asked to do when asked police why he had his shoes off he responded. I can't come with my shoes. He said don't ask stupid questions. You know yeah. He told them that they were aw he was always taught that taking your shoes off before he enters someone rape-murder. Someone is polite rummage penny yeah so i guess whoever drilled him with the shoe etiquette didn't drill into him that breaking into people's homes is now also not polite richard <hes> because his mom is a headless bliss from sitting somewhere somewhere as good as attic down that t._v. and take your shoes off yeah so yeah it's his demise has been charged with breaking entering hiring and willful trespassing and that house needs a deep clean taylor might wanna black like that before she considered the case closed surprise. You got to sell awesome. Couches richard needs to be locked up forever okay. This story is a lot of fun. Authorities say a new jersey woman forty nine year old isabella collado stole a twenty eight eight thousand dollar diamond ring from cosco by pulling the classic connors maneuver the switcheroo out of flimflam flimflam switcheroo a little three card monte right so that's right she she had a shitty diamond ring on when she entered the store and asked to try on a twenty eight thousand dollar ring a costco and then she swapped the rings giving the costco employs back her shitty ring and walking out with the twenty thousand dollar ring boom. We're talking about something real quick <hes>. Let's not talk about anyone directly. He's married on the show. But what was the average you spend on a wedding ring. You think think it's supposed to be like three months salary. I spent a good amount. Let's put it that way so like why the falker they selling twenty eight thousand dollar rings costco yeah i mean that's a that's the price range because they have stolen. They do have some really expensive shit at costco and not everyone's like an expert jew or they're just some guy who just got paper towels down now. Where is the key to the jewelry which rudely costco having rings that expensive is a new money trap. That's what it is. It's like people that just got money. <hes> are going to costco and they have been hey. How do i love cosco cosco people with a little bit a coin if you ever make it what are the odds. You're gonna be walking down the aisle cosco. If you're if you're flush it'd be like oh look at these rinks. They've got nice stuff here. That's definitely shopped for jewelry at costco before haven't bought anything there but that's klink command. Imagine you can get a nice ring but you might not want to tell your fiance. You gotta from costco anyways. Yes story gets better though is apparently the swapped out ring was a two thousand dollars on rinks not that shitty but that isabela stole from a different costco and jersey earlier the same day so that one. I don't know if she pull a swisher on that one but she stole the two thousand dollar diamond ring drove down to a different <hes> cosco in jersey and then pull the switcheroo for twenty thousand dollar ring she was like she just put in her cart and said you know i'm gonna pay for it at checkout could be the police eventually found isabella kalana at her home home but they did not find the ring in her home so after questioning the criminal mastermind broke down and told the cops that she hid the twenty eight thousand dollar ring on dead end street in a nearby town. It's like an animal hiding. Her toy should get caught eventually so she hid in yoga. God that estimate okay. I know we got a couple of back jersey stores. Maybe we should do a jersey man. <hes> show doing a jersey man switzerland gold out of i think so anyways treasure map tip to the cops turned out to be good as officers found the ring at dead end street and recovered it and return it to cosco and that's going to do it for hard factor. After september is a big month for us. We are moaning and bed right now while you're listening to this poster our last night but we have a florida man friday podcast coming tomorrow and another eugene eugene lie then at acura beer garden a week from today and houston. I you know what i'm doing right now that i'm looking at my <hes> ubereats bill and i'm like what the fuck fuck was. I think in fifty dollars because everything you fucking order and there's fifty dollars. What does that have to do it because i'm going to be ha hammered tonight. Oh that's i'm waking up right now. How's your lucky. It's going to be higher than that anyways. Keep your eyes and ears out for for those things also the texas tribune festival at the end of the month where we're going to be <hes> putting video contents to keep you gotta try to get to smoke dope with us. Yeah exactly we're going to give them. We'd brownies so keep your eyes and ears open for all the content coming. Please please spread the word if you're a fan of the show and make make sure you subscribe and leave a five star review for us and most importantly have a great fucking day because you never been you want in the cold. He'll never see you awed. The reason why it's in the west is all happy. I see career <music>.
Elysee Palace Says Macron Tests Positive For COVID-19
"Emmanuel macron the president of france has tested positive for the corona virus. Npr's eleanor beardsley. in paris. island are hi steve. How is he well. He said to be fine so far but he has some symptoms and the eliezer palisades. That's why i gotta test this morning. He's going to be isolating for a week. And he's continuing his schedule of meetings today. But by video conference obviously. He's canceled his lunch for today now. His wife french first lady jeet my is also in isolation. She's a bit older than he is. She's sixty seven macron is forty two all the tv news channels or a buzz about who he got it from. He may have passed it to you know already the french prime minister is going into 'isolation. He's a contact case but micron also recently met with spanish prime minister pedro sanchez and head of the european council. Charles michel and the european commission ursula von delay and so they may be going into isolation as well. Okay how seriously ahead. The french president been taking the virus steve very seriously. He's had different approach than some of the other world leaders who have gotten like boris johnson british prime minister our president donald trump and the brazilian protestant shire ball scenario to name a few that. Were very cavalier. They even pooh-poohed it. They never wore masks. Macaroni is always seen wearing a mask. You know he's stressed that every decision he's made has been with huddling with this country's top scientists. Steve not really not really huddling anyway. The talks with them. Go exactly and you know. France has been one of the hardest hit countries in the world and in europe right after italy and britain with death. It's been bad. The country's come out of a second national lockdown that reduced the daily rate from sixty thousand to fourteen thousand cases a day but people are still being urged to take precaution. There's an eight pm overnight curfew now. In effect people are being told. Wear your masks at the christmas dinner table. You know you go outside. You don't see anybody who's not wearing a mask even outside in the streets and i think the palaces emphasizing the fact that macron's someone extremely careful who's closely watched he's still got it that means the virus is still out there circulating. Everyone is vulnerable circulating although fourteen thousand cases a day that's a much lower rate than the united states even when you adjust for population and so forth francis not in the worst position in the world but still here. They are with the president. Testing positive are the french authorities. In a position to distribute vaccine soon as we're seeing in the united states and britain and elsewhere well watching that going on in the us and britain. Everybody wants to hear. The government has outlined its strategy elderly homes first healthcare workers to by the end of the spring. It says all non vulnerable public will be vaccinated. The european medicines agency. That's the equivalent to the. Fda has not approved the vaccine. The vaccine pfizer biontech vaccine. It's going to be done soon. France already has more than a million doses on order for the end of december the e. u. and macro they want for the to start vaccinating simultaneously. Altogether very important symbolic germany has mentioned the date of december twenty seven so it may be taking place around then but in the french case. They're just saying we have our own process. We want to be careful here. We need a few more days and weeks. Is that right well. It's the european medicines agency that has to do to approve this vaccine and everyone is waiting on that right now and people are starting to trump at the bed. It needs to happen soon but you know everyone is told him to tell to be very careful until the vaccine comes. But it's being promised this month they're going to begin vaccinating. Thanks thank you steve. That's npr's eleanor beardsley in paris.
A Novena to St. Teresa of Avila Day 1 Discerning Hearts Podcast
"No VENA TO SAINT TERESA OF Day. One. Quality spiritual reading. Saint Teresa. You have said. The priorities should see to it. That good books are available. especially. The life of Christ by the Carthusian the flaws sanctorum. The Imitation, of Christ, the oratory of religious and those books written by Louis St Grenada and by Fraud Pedro de la Tara. This sustenance for the soul is in some way as necessary as is food for the body. In chapter four of her autobiography Theresa Recounts the, Story of a particular visit to her uncle Pedro Sanchez disobeyed. We're in. He gave her a copy of Francisco. It was soon as book the third. Spiritual Alphabet. It provided the foundations for her spiritual life and remained an important reference for many years. In Time Teresa added other words suffered list to spiritual influences including those listed in her constitutions. It was essential to her spiritual growth into that of her sisters to be educated by knowledgeable people in the realm of the interior life. Through her example and council, we are also invited to enrich our faith and our interior lives by reading and studying the writings of the many holy authors whom the church recommends to us. Of course, among these theresa is one who is especially recommended perhaps one way of preparing for the feast during these nine days of no Vena. And reflect on one of her writings. May She and all of the Saint Louis Authors continue to inspire us through their teachings and experience. Saint Teresa's speaks to us today. Made today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to. Not Forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May, you use those gifts that you ever see. And Pass on love that has been given to you. May You be content knowing you are a child of God. Let. This presence settle into your bones. And allow your soul the freedom to sing dance. Praise. And Love. It is there. For each and every one of you. God who through your spirit raised up Saint Teresa of Jesus to show the church the way to seek perfection. Grant, we may always be nourished by the food of her heavenly teaching and fired with longing for true holiness. Lord Jesus Christ. Your son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit one. God forever and ever. Met. Saint Theresa. Pray for us that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ. Ahmet.
GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 126: Cardboard Cut-out Fans & Fake Crowd Noise
"I want to know the latest and soccer that listened to the golden state media. Concept's soccer podcast. Ls Is the world the Premier League. We've got you covered. The latest update hottest matches news on the League's top players. It's the golden state media concepts soccer podcasts. Listen thank you the tuning into the GMC Sokha podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host Paul Hutchinson. I'm delighted that you founders. I hope that you find the next hour are so entertaining and informative about the world football. What have we got for you this time? Well the first few seconds are all going to be on. The sleeker will look back on the latest round of games in the Bundesliga and we'll look forward to the vodka. Which is the German phrase for around mid week gains in the some pretty tasty ties coming up in in Germany. So we'll take a look at that roundup of the news and all of the various different leagues in Europe and analysts will transfer market and see what the rooms are being bandied around of wed different plasma and went up and then and final pot. All the podcast will continue the segment. I'm calling around the world in eighteen sock moments in this week. We're going to focus on the battle of Santiago in Nineteen Sixty two World Cup and England's humiliating defeat the hands of Iceland and euro. Two thousand. Sixteen all right. I think that's going to be absolutely clancy as always rude lack you to get involved the best way to do that is virus social media outlets we are at GMC underscore soccer on twitter and instagram. So if there's anything that lack to comment on that is raised in the next hour saw really likes to hear from you. I think we're less kraken and so we'll turn our attention to what happened in the Bundesliga this weekend and abundantly. You got off to an early start. Actually there was a game on Friday. First of all that was the burling divy between hurts and union. Kicks off at eleven thirty nine early. Start for the weekend. It was close in the first half a great deal of action. Her to probably had the better off. It's honestly was halftime. And then it'd be saving got the scoring on the way good had a good work on the left. Unsigned Greg Crossing that scored very clinically than look back you. Seconds after the restart from the first goal gets on the end of the through ball. The central doesn't exactly cover himself in glory. He he's able to run the keeper. I'm slotted and before a diving defending can get to it so two nil within seconds of scoring the first and Kunia. He slots one home from outside of the area to make three now. And then boy Atta with about the game confirms the win Corna combs in. He's the strongest of anyone that wants the ball slams. The head home and a fairly routine win for hurts a bill in in all honesty at the starts gang there. There's only one point between them and so hurts a bit of distance between that local rivals after that game and also union Berlin that Kinda looking over their shoulders a little bit. I've got four only four points now from the relegation spots so what looked fairly comfortable. Couple of weeks ago is no looking a little bit more sinister. They have yet to score since the response of the season. Look like though for them. They have a again tacoma mid week so maybe can stop to getting in the owning by asked her then looking towards maybe six place now they are currently only five points behind. Wolfsburg who is in sixth so they think can start relaxing. Little bit about not getting relegated and maybe push on sue snaking that final European spas move on then to these Saturday games and the big game of the weekend. Really with the most writing on it was the game between Burcham when she led back and bail. Kuzin was on that six thirty in the morning and it didn't really disappoint both teams as well as Champions League six pointer. It was a really good game natural fats with Bayer opened the scoring fairly early on with habits who is actually obviously on fire. He makes a lovely wrong. He's spotted by one of these teammates to Just PUTS IT PASTA. Gawky very clinically. Then that that was the score at Halftime Gladbach needed to score. I and that's what they did. They equalised through Toronto Blue Mistake from the central defense to around Home really good go. That's Toronto to in into. I haven't scored last week. And then a really soft penalty. I thought is given in favor of Leather Kuzin. Have it's converted the goalkeeper diving to his rights. Almost go to poor on it. Not Enough though Habits good. He's second goal which is no foreign to for him. A bit of action was bender. Who met a ball in from the right hand side? Us looking headers. I don't think he directed the header in the way that he wants to didn't matter it went in and a really handy win for by Olympic Kuzin who go both Burcham jean-claude Gladbach on the strength of that of win yet. They blocked by were sent me. The the main loses of this weekend's random gains Life sick and bay at Leverkusen goal of both Bush's Lubbock who now move into fifth and out of the Champions League places. One Nice thing that happened. Though in this game was the home fans were able to be there. In Spirit was a company that we that was connected to Gladbach who have been offering the chance of funds to pay a little bit of money to have that picture on a quota themselves and placed on their regular Season Two seat which is a really nice thing and I'm plenty of people seem to have off on that offer was plenty of of these cardboard cutouts in the in the stands and it was. I got a nice little bit of color and I believe some of the money is also GonNa go to charities of people that have been affected by covid nineteen pandemic so as a really nice thing and honestly yeah it. Did it raise a smile on my face? I have to say it was really lovely. But they did not get the result. They wanted a nice effort from the club to try these high-rising times to involve the sports as much as they come really try Berg they were hosting the Brennan who really really struggling desperately need a win. Got One a really hard for win. In the end they were very happy to have data classen back that will it was his through all that puts bitten court through really good first time pass and then first time shot from outside of the box. Really go so it was the end though. It was getting a little bit desperate that the Bremen did actually have a man sense off and it was really Roche drift towards the end it looked like the Freiberg a gun very very late equaliser and it was Gilda who stopped of Deflect off the post into the goal bullets after the A it was ruled. Offside the initial ball in Gilda was indeed offside so the goal was ruled that kept on going kept on going on they just about got away with a one nil win the Brennan which is absolutely Massey for them. That still the relegation-zone Bolts. They have more of a more of a lifeline than it looked sitting Stats of last week. So things are tightening slightly down the Boston. There on the ground will be delighted with those three points. All right we'll take a quick break a got wall round the rest of the Games in Bundesliga from this weekend you're listening to the GS MC soccer podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. 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Back from the by-line uncharacteristically actually highland took a bit of Ashtray. Touted certainly missed the ball coming soon then landed at the feats of Guerrero who slotted it home absolutely no trouble whatsoever and issues after half an hour of kind of hoping and puffing a little bit no real click chances in all honesty for Brosio Point. Wolfsburg did have opportunities to equalize. Didn't take them one on ones with the goalkeeper and they didn't cup lies on and it was actually lights on in the game that Sackey scored the ball broke to Jason. Show who round with the ball basically unchanged provoke twenty five yards. Nicely Whitey Pass in ensued. Pass the FAKEEMEEAH. He was running along beside him. Smashed IT IN OPPOSITE. Kona and to feel comfortable win. In the end there was a red cat was in close. Got Sense off Wolfsburg. I thought it was a bit harsh that one again it went to via. They deemed that the tackle he'd made was intentional. Didn't that to me. I'll be honest whether there's any. It was worse than appealing last. I don't know I think when you slow things down like that. I think you can see what you want to see. I didn't feel it was intention. That was clumsy. It was on fourteen. Looked like it was painful but I don't think there was any intent. Is I think he was looking weather? Bald gone just having to place his foot down on kind of the Achilles if the opposition he got himself sense off Jason Sunshine was on fire. That was sixteen. Assist the Shia. He's being involved. In thirty goals all told He and becomes the first play. The season make not social and the kids only twenty. He is absolutely terrifying. I think he's GonNa be you. Might he might win. Me A will cope which I'll be delighted if I if he was to do that. Wolfsburg unfortunately Hud Ended by that results. They find themselves in six Not Comfortable six. I think the results going the way they did in other games. They find themselves the pressure to keep out spots about final. Europa League place us for Bush dominant will they Pressure on by Munich. Moving on a two by. Munich's this game back at home against on Frankfurt's and by Munich they score some good work by Moolah than the left hand side crossed the ball in Grechko was their first time finish absolutely spicy home. Really clinical finish one nil by Munich. And then just before half-time Mullah gotta go. I'm good work by fun. So Davis than the left inside and a little bit of confusion doesn't mullet didn't take it to take tight control the ball cleanly but once he did not enough time to just place it past the goalkeeper but there was a little bit of confusion about off-side possibilities set. The goal is alive to stem to know at halftime and then straight after the break. Levin Dusky got his inevitable goal. You always scores on this time Cohen. Who did some good work on the right side? Got To the by-line Kasey back on. It was the easiest of headers for dos. Key to make it through nothing. And so you think home and hosed just need to see the game nights armed on stereotypically they They did not do that. Only fight Lewis to headed goals from corners that guts. Frankfurt massively back into this game. So I'm fifty two minutes and CERIGA. He scored a win one really wet. It seemed that the immune defenders were just allowing him the time he needed to control the ball and get a shot off. It wasn't a clinical clean strike. It's all boats it. It got the job and then three minutes later. He was there again. This time of the hedda powerful header giving absolutely no chance in Golda and this is about two three two so I have on thinking. Wow okay well let's it. This is the game on anyway. Six minutes later a normalisation was was restored was Davis. Actually who ran powerfully at the defense? It kind of ricocheted round those opportunities for the defenders to smash into Rosette. They didn't it end. Quinn back to Davis. Somehow and he'd slotted home has to keep her for to was the score after that. It wasn't all good news for a history go. By the way having scored two he then put through his own goal live at fifteen minutes to go eventual score being five two so by Munich. They are absolutely on fire right now. They still remain on beaten in the county year. Twenty Twenty Levin Dusky maintains the pace that gut mullah sets in nineteen sixty one. Seventy two season scoring twenty seven goals after twenty seven rounds of fixtures Ula A and Jadon Sancho a having a an assist off. They both on seventeen right now by Munich. Just a machine seven points from a possible thirty nine in the last games and they can actually increase their average gangs a goal ratio. Three Point Zero. Which is astonishing since flick arrived at the club. Both I mo will definitely have a look at the game coming up between Russia Dortmund by immunity both teams a real hitting really taught form in the Rooney nights at the end of the season. So I'm looking forward to that I have to say as for as on-track Frankfurt's they Really IN TROUBLE. It seems to me. They only two points above the relegation zones right now yet in massive massive trouble. Let's see what happened. Arts Schulkin versus Augsburg both of these teams to the game. Were absolutely in a polling calm. So something hot to crack and unfortunately for phones they it was. That's continued that awful run right night with the bird running three nothing winners just This was played on Sunday very early. Learn it was Absolutely stunning free. Kick just absolutely perfectly lose about twenty. Five yards. Must've been beautifully dipping. Wikileaks struck free-kick. That's opened the scoring that yet again. Lots of huffing. And puffing shock really didn't do a great deal in this game and it was actually Beigey. Who was able to capitalize on some pretty ordinary? Defending a ball comes in from deep. The defend tries to types it source fails to do so busy through on goal and absolutely smashes it home really crisp finish makes it to know and then in the last. Few minutes of the game into injury-time Cordova again is able to capitalize on again ordinary. Defending just kind of boneheaded not really thinking just deny single finish but they will not helping themselves want Shell and they are in really desperate form right now so shelter on the longest winless run any team in the Bundesliga right now in that currently Eight and they have really really hanging on right now. And you've got this thing that's David Wagner is in trouble. If he doesn't start getting some results fritzy shop all right. We'll take a quick break. There among combat will round last few games that happened in the wonders. 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They might be angry with the result from last week minds to really struggling out on the only one place away from being in the relegation zone they got off to a fairly decent stop. Leipzig after eleven minutes. Then gotta go chipped in from the right hand side and really tiny little finish. There's plenty fans do there. And he off tonight. Heaton scorcher along wild so it was good to return to fall for the then after twenty three minutes. Poulsen scored again scored last week scored. This week an another header powerful had and then he got a goal just before halftime make three nail my strike from outside of the area and is fairly comfortable collapsing after that. Verna another goal. Some nice into clay on the left channel. What's runners were allowed to continue? That being tracked from the mites points of then was then able just took it home nice and easy and then with fifty minutes to go some quick thinking from Poulsen. Frequent was awarded and he puts the onus through and he finished his Hattrick off very nicely indeed and so a a a welcome return to fall for life seek who've been struggling just light. They've really gone off the boil in the league. Obviously they got through against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League puts it found life in the goons leak it pretty difficult of light so they'll be glad that the there's a little bit of a sense of fall now. Interestingly well you may disagree I think is interesting. Every single out player on the Leipzig team was involved in at least one goal scoring chance. It's not incredible so mites that really struggling. They had a modicum of form coming to this game three game. Unbeaten run was pretty significantly. Halted by Leipzig. What's this game? Had on the next game that I'm going to review had in common was they both piped-in crowd. Noises is really interesting. Various different points of the game was definitely a home bent to the sound effects of the was whistling for any decisions against the home team and cheers obviously for when goals wentz in definitely made it seem more interesting. Watch shall we say? I don't know I found and it was kind of you know. Canned crowd noise. Yeah I don't know I'm not something certainly to look into. I think the other teams maybe in this game owing Cologne versus just off actually went to open this one goal just before halftime deflects he shot from Karma and then just before this will dose scored the Second Cologne were awarded a penalty. They missed it. They went down the EULER end. Basically and Tommy scored on sixty minutes so they tuna look. I'm looking for a win. However with two minutes to go of regular time but STI got on the end of cracking cross and folks in a header and then in injury-time Kotova on the under the great cross another something had so make it to a piece so they somehow got away with a with a home. Draw in this one. The the fake crowd went wild at the end. There were a just an interesting experiments. I quite liked it but yeah desseldorf really done with that win. They are really struggling. Relegation places right now and so that feel like defeat for them obsolete positive and the other game that we haven't covered hunter born the perennial draws of games. They go to know the one apiece. Draw this time with often. High of that meant that survey Munich remain four points clear on sixty one points to twenty seven games in front of Russia dominant and fifty seven. Then third said seek enjoyed that big win there on fifty four points three behind. Dortmund with Bayer Leverkusen moving into the fourth position at the expense of Russia Munchengladbach. Who were fifty three? I'm fifty two points respectively with Wolfsburg. Quite quiet ways back nice. Thirteen points behind those teams in six place is quite gaggle of teams below. Wolfsburg within six points. You can go down as far as her tobel an intense so they consider themselves still in contention for that last European spots Damon in the relegation zone. I think you have to say the Union Berlin Barron. Indeed they've got thirty points with Amtrak Frankfurt in fourteen below them on twenty eight points in fifteenth places Really struggling twenty seven points. Fortuna Dusseldorf could really dome it that way. And they remain sixteenth relegation-zone they clung onto that way. So that's a huge disappointment to them but Bremen. Despite that win they remain seventeenth born flat last on eighteen points. All right. Let's take a look at the game. A couple of games declined to be happening in the midweek fixtures the big game is going to be Borussia. Dortmund versus by Munich The classics lots on Tuesday at nine thirty. Am On if you WANNA tune in for that should be a cracker both teams into this with really good form. They've only lost by Munich of only lost twice since Hansi flick so charge on the actual debut game was when they played Russia Dortmund in the reverse fixture convincing for nil defeat of them yet. The lusting to actually take points from by Munich of Knobby Life. Seek and that was nil. All draw way back in February really top form. It seems that all of the big players are actually in good form to that will be terrifying of prospects. I suspect for Gershon Dortmund who don't tend to Fatou. While in recent memory in these games are an end the last season when Dortmund were kind of running away with the title little bit and then just could not by a win and they got a good old fashioned thumping against by Munich. Twas back in the season's pretty much season over for Dortmund's CIANCI's in terms of title rooms and so catacombs the symbol associated times. Well this game Jaden Sancho he got through the game that the weekend without injury worries he had gone into the first game back with a little bit of a groin. Niggle looks to have improved got is going to be able to choose from a pretty fit squad mats hummels. Of course he used to play for by immunity. He'll he'll replaying into he'll be looking dot no doubt the other excising heads ahead is of course. Holland versus Levitsky. To of the great strike is in Europe right now. Holland obviously joined in January. He's already not ten times. And that's a rate of one goal in every sixty nine which is absolutely bonkers as we've already discussed Levin dossiers on zone pays for all sorts of records. Good me an absolute legend Joan. Football is a great person to be compared to an eleven to house a record in this fixture of course he used to play for Berge Autoland. He scored sixteen goals of by. I'm one for Dortmund. He's actually scored six that's our. He scored twelve goals in the last six classes. He likes his fixture. I think his is what we're getting out that I'm looking forward to that. Like I said that's at nine thirty on Tuesday Pacific time the classical is absolutely the highlights of the Of the week. So the Games maybe interest Belva Kussin play Wolfsburg Amtrak. Frankfurt's play Freiburg. The debrum host Russia Machine Gladbach. That's a bowling. Visit Leipzig on Wednesday. The early game nine thirty and then the lights games on Wednesday huff Anaheim play Cologne Dorf play Augsburg host Potter born on mytalk visit bill for to reviewing some of those things. Maybe on Thursday. What we'll do that. We'll take a quick break. We'll come back with some of the news from around the world of soccer especially in European Leagues. I'm in analysts you're listening into the GS MC soccer podcast brought to you by the GS and Z podcast network. This is your ultimate for everything sports the Golden state media concepts or podcast. Should I say more from the NFL? Melby the NBA MMA. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports by CAST. Listen slow welcome. Back in the previous pads are the August we back at the weekend of Bundesliga that was We also looked I the the classic coming Palm Tuesday as well as far too. So you'll the gains that are available. That's watch during the week and Jimmy. So what we'll do night out is we'll take a quick look at some of the headlines from around the world various different leagues especially in Europe and in. Mls FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA. is primarily. They've been going through some pretty rigorous testing right now and it had comes alight. That six people are being confirmed as positive for coronavirus in nineteen different teams. There's been a further to kron of virus. Cases confirmed one is an unnamed player from Bournemouth. We are told that they will not disclose who play it is they have been told to self isolate the seven days. We are as yet unaware of where the eight positive test comes from. The have not been almost those and there have been almost thousand tests being carried out play and stuff throughout the Premier League. Eight confirmed cases name. So I don't know what success looks like in this situation. I mean to me feels like zero would be successful. It's an audit training to To step up. I think there's GonNa be something close to that for the next round of testing. This is obviously something that we will keep an eye on in the Bundesliga. They've Russia dot into the notes. That Mario will definitely leave the club at the end of the season. The sporting director Michael Zork. He said he wants to extend his admiration for the player. He said this we will part ways with Mario this summer. It was a mutual and respectful. Decision He is a great man. Obviously an unbelievable record score the winning goal in the World Cup most notably against Argentina. She will go on a bit of a Club. Legend and I'm sure that's teams looking to take him onboard someone with a great experience of the very highest level of football lollygag being allowed to resume play. It obviously will be behind clothes closed. Doors start on June. The eight th. The EPA mission was given by the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Obviously Spain being quite hot hit corona virus on. It's only maybe in the last two weeks or so. That's a very strict lockdown has been lifted on people have been allowed to go and exercise and walk around the block things gathering pace here bane has done what it showed. No New Horizons opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back then. He Day to day activities said the prime minister he announced from the chew illegal will be. Back Splash. Football has a huge following. But it will not be the only recreational activity that will return. So that's pretty hopeful as long as well as the second division's by football also be sets regime on. I think the first game is going to be the Dhabi between severe and Real Betis. In terms of the testing that leaguers doing five players tested positive for the virus so far that includes two divisions they recently allowed the first phase of a group cream to happen from May eighteenth so. That's all very encouraging. Let's just hope that Zeppelin's really sensible and stay safe one thing that's been quite hot. News that is not being any M supporters at the stadiums and I hope that said that continues to be the case moving onto mls so this is really weird story so reported last week that Yep stem is going to be the head coach at FC. Cincinnati and indeed that proved to be the case and the social media people. Cincinnati posted the row wrong pitcher. What had happened was a photo had been tagged incorrectly in whatever files they have also a photo libraries and things and what they ended up having was a photo of some guy. I never actually heard of skull. Thomas Van Tuna broke. Who also was. I ax as a youth team. Coach is also fairly balding and menacing looking. will not the right guy book that was taken by many? Mls clubs on their social media people on so they they were posting pictures of Jason Stapleton. Much stronger Bruce Willis and don't evil and sender Rossa Houston as so a welcome. Welcome you up. So much. Hilarity pit bull was a that? Somebody used so. That was pretty funny anyway. I think Yup stem apparently has actually been staking for this person before now anyway so he kind of laughed it off a little bit. Well that was. That was pretty funny. The still more information coming out about the major league soccer the tournament that they want to put that that is going to be four groups three groups of six and one of eight. And then there's going to be some sort of seeding going on and so the current supports. She'll hold his L. Afc will a a seating as well as current holders of the Seattle sounders and The the Oaten Cohen is at Lenzi united and also the home team which will be along those sitting on in the eighteen group Toronto. Fc Warm be a further seed in that room. That's pretty interesting. They are looking at maybe having an eighteen game regular season on top of this kind of ran rubbing tournament. I also reported last week. Some of the players aren't sneaking not monthly in favor of all of this. You know with the idea of being away from their families for weeks on end during this really difficult time die. I really counts quibble with not so go to say the final bit from MLS. That I won't cover was the still ongoing discussions between the League on the Players Association. They're looking for a ten percent salary while all of this is going on to ensure the clubs can remain solvent through this shutdown has been a counteroffer from the players Association of some point. Five percents coats so this is ongoing and it's very very complicated especially as mall collective bargaining agreement. Just yet anyway is coaching going on. If anything happens then you'll be the first to I`ts wireless little kind of heartening story. This comes from the Danish superleague. Who is going to be legless data game on Thursday on one of that club's Ha who's that going to install great big screens? Where is fans of that club you can go on Zoom Channel? And they will. They've they're calling it. The the world's first virtual grandstand and so funds can support them for three on on Zoom. And the would be a section for the away fans which is incredible. They're saying is all of creating an atmosphere and gain so that plays CONC- They have the support from city even though his no supporters in the stones that would be really interesting to say talks about the idea of noise being piped in over the speakers in the stadium. It's just a probably a little bit extension of that which is great to see. And so yeah. They'll have all of these great big massive screens on the edge of the field. A little bit more of a sense of people watching and maybe some urgency will be created because of that all right. Well I think we'll leave it there when we come back. I'm going to look at some of the possible. Transfers and the rooms are going around regarding weapons might and should the transfer window become open at any points. You're listening to MC sucker punch US brought to you by the I'm Z podcast network. Are you looking for help for your fantasy football team check out the GSM see fantasy football podcast? Get today's best advice on how to start who to sit. Even you should draft from sleeper picks. Red Hot LINEUPS. They got it all covered for you. That's GSM see podcasts. Dot Com backslash fantasy dash football dash cast. We'll cover traditionally dynasty. Even I impede leads when you need fantasy help. There's just one showed up. Don't forget to like on facebook and follow them on twitter visit GS AMC podcast dot com for more INFO. Uh-huh welcome back in the previous. Podcast just looked at some of the news. That's going around the various different leagues especially in your and analysts in this section. I'd like to focus on the transfer room is the going on around the world and see way you're a see who your Clo- looking to procure should the transfer window open up any points going to start with Paul Pogba. He's never far away from some sort of transfer rumor and because of his agent in Rolla. The talk is that he has begun discussions with Bennis data. Move in summer but he's also interest we are told from Real Madrid. I'm Parsons Huma. We'll put was twenty seven. He's never really settled a Manchester United. In my opinion I mean he was absolutely unbelievable player events and then did all right in the euros when fronts wanted The finals of the euro's and then it was a big play when they won the will cook to someplace. Never Really Donates AT MANCHESTER? And this is second. Go at doing so. He moved on after he wasn't a game. This relics Ferguson decided to move to events was probably better for his developments and since then is combat correct fee natural flights four months united interesting to see what he would end up. Much is nice. It also mentioned this before quite keen on Jaden Sancho Sir. It looks like buying Munich. Might be in running coins. That is a fairly. Well trump path from Borussia Dortmund to by Munich. Obviously Levin Ski. The the most notable of that just recently. So who knows about that last ALONA are in trouble? They that that might be kind of selling all sorts of plays this. Soma just to remain open as a business. They said they're open to offers on all six of that plays. Obviously messy is not one of those votes. A young young. The young kid who came from I xe last season. He's one of the ones that are untouchable as well as a statement goalkeeper from Germany. So I'll be interesting to see what people go that notable on not on that list is swear. As short be live interested. He became available. Sergio Queiroz eddings denied suggestions that he might leave Manchester City but rumors that he might fancy trick by to Argentina. He's thirty one and This situation with Guido because he is Manchester City's highest goalscorer. Maybe just in the Premier League my might be full-time Co. He's never really one of those plays anyone says he would get in my of the year he has consistently green absolutely brilliant precedes it. He's just. He's on spectacular thinking. Some ways isn't see I I don't know what is that puts people off from thinking. He's one of the greatest all time. Formula plays also when. I got here. Think maybe he didn't fencing so much he's worked with him and made him a better player and at this point maybe in his career is looking something something to do that in Manchester. The interesting to keep an eye on that. William WHO's contracts at the end of this season? He has been holding out for three year extension. Chelsea Costa has not materialized. He has said that this is become difficult for him. So hang around. I reckon the of Scenes Cohen William. He's super interested in my opinion. Skillful guest the pitch. I think he's perfect. The primarily unsurprised that said Chelsea might not once again. I keep on for a little bit longer. Maybe not the three years maybe longer than a one year extension. Say Ainsley Maitland Niles. Who is the Austin right back? Well kind of right sided play out. I don't suppose he would consider himself to be a defender currently playing that he wants to leave. Because apparently is format with a nickel. I write him. He looks like a good bills for midfielder. Winger type style I is. It is definitely a player in their critique. He's someone that's going back to. Also teams are after understanding what? His intentions are after the season. He's currently on loan. It's by Munich. His Parent Club is bacelona. But he's not getting a game there Chelsea united and Leicester how are interested. Yeah incredible by Lester. They were able to pull that off. Goodness me they're also in the ruling for Adam Lallana from little pill. He's never really stuck himself until he's thirty two years old and he was a regular in the England squad for a good long while again. I just there's nine of goals in. I think that's been his big Dan fall. There are so many glaring opportunities that he's squad and from goal that said he's not he's never really trained on to be really dependable attacking. Maybe Brennan Rudge's could get hold of him and send him into the play. The death in that people L. Clubs also interested in Him Crystal Palace efforts in West Palm on national interesting to see way ends. We've mentioned Romeo. Who plays that's you've been sissies of French midfielder again interested in him as well as Edison the moment Gwen doozy in the middle of the arsenal midfield. Who I always feel. He's always let down by the people around him may ends trying to do too much gets position because he feels he has to be the one that energy and attacking and then leave himself hoping for some of the other more defensive being today so I think maybe some more reliable next to him in central midfield and I think that he would definitely benefit from us. Those are funny. Little Story from the EMORY Chan Interview. Where he said that he would never consider a move to Manchester United because he quoted is hot would not limit an after playing for Liverpool for such a long time. So I'm sure he all the Manchester United fans were delighted to hear that the yeah. I don't think anybody brought it up. I think that might be interesting. Point of all of that none. Nobody from Manchester United said anything so anyway that iphone not quite quite easy will call it a date on the trumpster window. When combined is the final part the show on his always. We're GONNA do. I WanNa do the section of the show that I'm calling around the world in eighty soccer moments which is look at some of the significant happenings in the sport that we love you're listening to the GSM soccer podcast brought to you by the GMC. Podcast network are you looking for the very best? Nfl and College Football podcast then checkout GSM. See Football podcast. Get the latest football news. Both on and off the field from the NFL draft to treats to the rumor mill to the NFL combines. They got you covered. That's GSM PODCAST DOT com slash. Football Dash podcasts. Get UPDATES. I'm college. Rivalries key insights and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show eat sleeps and breathes football. Don't forget to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Yes MC PODCAST DOT COM for more INFO stop welcome back and the previous section of August the transfer rumors and speculation about various different players from clubs. All around. You're on the world in this section we're going to focus on the regular section of the show. I'm calling around the world in eighty Sokha moments and this is a look at some of the more significant parts of happenings really shaped the sports. This time to focus on the Italy vs Chile game in the World Cup of Nineteen Sixty two the the game. They dubbed the Battle of Santiago and were also cap the day that Iceland England in the last sixteen of the Euro's in twenty sixteen. Yes if I feel really depressed at the end of this podcast. You'll know the reason why anyway. We'll just a highway. And this is an astonishing event. Chilly played Italy in Nineteen sixty and This was a group stage clash on before the game. I remember I. I wasn't alive the time it went. So but gunned down in sort of legend the the way this Games highlights were introduced on the BBC A couple of days after the game had happened because it was Played in Chile the actual footage Like go on a plane. It would get played about a day later so these highlights at kind of gone down in infamy mealy. He dated Coleman was the the host common sites at the March itself and he described it as a the most stupid appalling disgusting disgraceful exhibition of Football. Possibly in the history of the game he goes on to say how this kind of thing should be totally squashed the if the will needs to kind of kick home than it needs to. Soto teams that play in this fashion and goodness me. It was ridiculous so the build up to this game. Was that the Italian journalists that were out that had not a good word to say about Santiago and they described it in all sorts of derogatory terms when the Chileans heard about this they had some choice words to say about Italians and sell those this bill of kind of attention in the lead up to this game chilly it actually suffered a really a rentis earthquake just before hosting this tournaments like one of if not the biggest ever recorded and so they were kind of recovering from and then having to host an international sports events. Drums of the game was all about trading insults with each other. All the first foul happened in the first twelve seconds after kick-off the stunned had been set from there on. I'm with five minutes gone. There's all sorts of kicking out an hunches. Throw like literally light the balls. No one NEHA. These plays on. This sort of stuff is happening. I'm then you know there's more of all of this other stuff. And then Sereni. The Italian defender is sense off for. I just absolute Chilean play. She's only after eight minutes. We'll he refuses to leave the scene so the police have to come on this. Like twenty people around him as he leaves. This field then is another incidence. A little bit lighter on where Sanchez has the ball on the left. Wing has his back soon. It's Italian defender. And this this if Mario David Joe. Axiom just blight absolutely off kind of challenge and this Sanchez. Fella get so. I'm clocks with an own believable. Left Hook Fellas. I've called foot onto unbelievably. The referee does not send the Sanchez a maybe I. That kind of just escalates. Everything after forty one minutes. Mario David gets his revenge on Sanchez. And I am not joking when I say it is a neck high challenge. The ball comes over He tackles in Neck neck-high he gets central Italy. Thanks to ten minutes at nine. Nine chilly. Take the lead in the second half had the then some more tackling in the center of the field like tackling and then there's like a wrestling milestones. Chilly score. Again Italy get beat soon within this further intervention by the police this three more occasions where the police have to be brought onto the field and cash who is the referee. He calls a halt. The game. Early just blows up because it was just getting awfully awfully ridicules that referee went on to invent yellow and red cards on the back of the his experience in that game. So can you imagine not having any kind of recourse? You could either say start doing that. Louds or send the person off and that was the only way that he could punish in credible stuff. If you've got a chance to watch the David Coleman highlights. He is absolutely beside himself with anger. That the the game of football has been in such disrepute during this game. It is quite astonishing right. Something a little bit more upbeat but selling not for me at all. Think really and this is the time that Iceland beat England and the Inyo Twenty sixteen England where Justin average average team really but we had good players. Wayne Rooney for warm who was top goalscorer. Iceland woah participating in their first major championships. He a joint qualified brilliantly. That's get to this point. And they don't enough in the group stages it's warrants a place it in the Ranch Sixteen. There's only eight teams that were that didn't progress from the twenty four that were in the original tournament so the round of Sixteen. I visit England versus Iceland England Dinara in Nagara marches. They are drawn to and worn one against Wales an very last minute to win to not game but England went into this thinking that they should absolutely row Iceland over and we scored early on as a goal. Rooney from a way out. Scores scores a goal and nerves was settled and I was feeling a lot better by because I was very nervous grains this game. I'm a big England Tom. If we can lose a game of we can manufacture away of losing a game than that. We tend to do that. Special big tournaments anyway almost immediately Iceland. Get a a throw in. I guess loved into the into the box. A huge topic of as on the ball benches around they were in the second ball. Joe Is very disappointingly. Eaten on his left on side to equalize pretty much. The same thing happens about five ten minutes later another ball into the box a ricochets around exactly the same Honda. Joe Hart misses it again and we are to do on Day England to convey. I'm trying to be as neutral as possible on all of this The second half ranks about the worst either seen in England team play. I remember watching it in a bar. There was nobody really. Everyone is given a funding on the thing and I was on my knees at the end in absolutely spirit high budding were they just could not take a pass. They couldn't trouble ball. Rooney was just the shutter of his self. It was just that the pressure got everybody in that scene. Iceland were organized. Did what they set out to do and did it miles better than did undeserved thoroughly that win. And so they went through to the quarterfinals which was on on that even a small nation Mike Iceland and from the obviously got thunderclap. And it was a euphoria. That's a swept everybody along. They will everyone's favorite second team on the strength stop. England got rid of them manager installed. Actually they install some dice. I but Yeah he one game after some sort of Allegations were made against him. He resigned. We had got six gate on gold. I made an actual team of some really good individuals England Getting Beats Iceland smallest nation of it's appear in a major major tunes losing seawall. I think we'll call it a day there. Thank you for making it. This far really really appreciate it. I also really appreciate if you get the opportunity to rate review. The podcast from wherever you get you was from also gives a follow on the social media we at GS NC underscores soccer on instagram twitter. And that's where you should let me know any comments that you have anything. You've enjoyed all comments on during the last hour also. We'll do this again on Thursday when I will review the week's games in Bundesliga the week games Yeah we'll have all the usual stuff as well until then thank you again on stage. You've been listening to the golden state media concepts soccer. Podcast part of the Golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. 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Spain Begs EU for 1.5 Trillion
"You're listening to the news at this hour on Africa Business Radio. The Spanish government's plans to propose to its e U partners that a block creates a one point five trillion euro fund to aid recovering countries. Worst hit by the current virus crisis. This is according to an internal documents cited by L. PI newspaper. According to reports Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez plans to make a formal proposal to his E. U. Colleagues during a summit on Thursday. The newspaper set the funds proposed by the Spanish government's would be financed by perpetual debts. Raised Bar twenty-seven country European Union and the Cash Center Defense Countries would count as buyers and not that that was the news at this time on Africa. Business Radio you can continue to listen live online at. Www Dot Africa business radio DOT COM OFF IR ARABLE APP. Thank you for listening.
The price of safety for Syrian refugees
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed, are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. The eurozone's fourth largest economy heads for an election. This is the marketplace morning report live from the BBC World Service. I'm anew on good morning. Spain has announced new elections in April. The ballot comes as socialist prime minister. Pedro Sanchez who leads a minority government failed to pass his 2019 budget with politics in Spain. So fragmented Willem election provide a clearer mandate on hell Talavera of capital economics explains. According to the polls where we're going to move to other action, which is even more fragmentation because we all we have a new party on the far right that we didn't have before. So this is going to split the vote on the right, even more. So now, we're going to have probably five mainstream parties plus an assortment of smaller regional parties the reason for this emergency these parties among other things was a serious of years of corruption scandals. And I think people in Spain up we had a social movement called, ding, ding. Now does were people were really Ang? Angry at politics and that actually led to these emergence of new party. So I think fragmentation is here to stay for Spain. And that's not something. I did this election is going to change our people divided on the economic direction of the country. I think there is obviously on substantial differences between the parties on the center left and left and the center right arrived, but on big fundamental issues things like membership of the European Union from the mental issues. They are not question in this in this election from a bake macro perspective Dame backed on the economy is very limited. And we seen these in the last three years where we've gone through Ciro periods where we had no government and the economy was still working, you know, full speed, and the reason for this among other things is because Spain how ready Don a major reform effort early in the decade, and I to Spanish economies robust enough that it can withstand this increase political uncertainty, and how Talavera let. St. the numbers Spanish stock and bond. Markets are holding steady following the election announcement which was expected. Meanwhile, European shares have recovered on Friday after week US and Chinese economic data sent global equity markets into a dive. Now, the World Bank says Nigeria is the country with the most poor people in the world overtaking. India just let that sink in Africa's biggest economy and oil producer has more poor people than India's population of one point three billion. So as Nigeria votes tomorrow for a new president voters are deeply split over the economy. The BBC's Jack Goodman has been crunching Nigeria's numbers for us in Nigeria about sixty percent of the population lives in absolute, poverty, which is a measure of them people who can only afford the bare essentials like shelter, food and clothing. That figure comes from household poverty survey, which was taken in fouls nine released a couple of years later, and there's a revived politics. Survey currently underway. We spoke to experts then it really see any signs that the numbers of people in poverty is decreasing and one of the things that you guys looked at was housing. And that really illustrates the problem, exactly. It's a way of showing the scale of poverty and also the differences between the rich and poor the UN estimates that almost seventy percent of Nigeria's urban residents live in slum conditions and building or buying houses expensive in Nigeria more so than in South Africa or India the task ahead in reducing poverty is a big one Nigerian economists that I spoke to estimate that maybe five percent of the population controls, roughly forty percent of Nigeria's wealth. So inequality is master Jack Goodman since the Syrian war began in twenty eleven half. The population is left or been internally displaced more than three hundred thousand people have been killed in chemical attacks aerial bombardments barrel. Terms and fighting and rare new World Bank report looks at Syria's refugees. The biggest wave since World War Two. An estimated fifty seven percent. It says are unemployed most young people have fled. And most who remain are not in education. Haroon Onder is lead author of the report refugees make huge sacrifices to gain access to security and the sacrifice is in terms of quality of life. In fact, the extreme poverty faced by Syrians in Syria. Face by Syrians in host countries. Are surprisingly close in Jordan. We observe between fifty to sixty percent extreme poverty in Lebanon between forty to fifty percent NCA. It's fifty five to sixty five percent. So it's surprisingly close numbers. So basically, you're saying that whether Syrian stay in the country, whether they flee to neighboring countries, they're still facing massive obstacles. Now, you also looked at the relationship. Between host countries, and they are some really interesting counter intuitive lessons there. Yes. For example, if a refugee family has access to an extra meal per day, this family is fifteen percent more likely to return compare to other refugees who don't have that extra meal. Similarly, when we look at the education levels, the refugees with primary school education are more likely to return compared to refugees with no education. But when you get to higher levels of education like secondary and tertiary level of education, those are less likely to return, and this is really interesting and important because the assumption has been if conditions are hostile then they will go back anyway. But you you're saying that isn't necessarily the case. Correct. Three part definitely provides an evidence to dispute a common misconception, which is making. Refugees lives if I can't be politically incorrect miserable. Do not always make them return. Those who have better conditions in terms of income or other capacity. They can take this a bit more easily Han under finally scientists in Germany are growing wine, grapes and extra carbon dioxide simulate climate change. So far, the grapes are bigger juicier. 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The ugly side of Fashion Week
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by well frame, their digital health management solution connects people and care teams through a patented platform so healthcare organizations can give people the support they need when and where they need it. Learn more at well frame dot com in order to support this show. We need the help of some great advertisers in order to find great advertisers. We need to learn a little bit more about you. So please go to pod survey dot com slash marketplace. And take a quick anonymous survey that will help us get to know, you a little better that way, we can show advertisers. Just how great our listeners are. Plus once you've completed the survey you can choose to enter our chance to win a one hundred dollars Amazon gift card, terms and conditions apply. Again, that's pod survey dot com slash marketplace. Thanks for your help fashion weeks. Bright lights are exposing more than just the latest runway styles live from London. This is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm Victoria, Craig filling in for anew on it. Good morning. First Cataluna where students and pro independence workers are taking to the streets as. Part of a general strike Catalans are calling for improved social policies like a thirty five hour workweek. But the discontent is also fueled by outrage it Spain for putting on trial a dozen politicians who pushed for Catalan independence two years ago. Berta bar bet is a researcher at the Thomas university of Barcelona in the last year, there's been an queasy in the disruptive pres- they used to be a peaceful price. And now we're seeing a lot of ties being born on this kind of slightly more disruptive products. And so what's the aim of this protest? What are they asking for the claims are slightly diffused like they protesting for the trial is going on in Madrid against diesel practice leaders. But also the trying to push for independence to take plays in for more radical actions to develop now today's protest is the second this month, and it's the biggest drag since the 2017 independence referendum. So this movement still seems to have momentum. How does that factor into the snap elections that the Spanish Prime minister called for in April? Very weather stabalise will integrative movement in into she'll not work so is likely to not disappear in any point. That means the probably with still seal out of surprise votes in this election. And this also means that the conflict is going to be there for Spain in Recode alone in the long run. Like, it's not likely that these people are going to go home until get about everything that has happening. The last years and the government led by prime minister. Pedro Sanchez has been reliant on Catalan support. Right. So the separatist issue is likely to come up in the snap election in April. Yeah, exactly like he was elected with their votes. Although he couldn't pass the budget with votes because the situation kind of worsen very quickly. So this is going to be an issue in the debate. There's going to be a lot of criticism. He's waiting to try to protect himself as the person who's able to. Solve the problem because he's willing to sit with them and talk with them. And so we'll see how public opinion feels about this debate. Better bet speaking to me there. Let's do the numbers. Global stocks are mixed this morning. That's after fresh figures in Europe showed manufacturing on the continent. Continued to struggle in February while services rebounded and shares of Standard Chartered felt as much as one percent in Hong Kong. That's after the Bank said it set aside nine hundred million dollars to cover possible US penalties related to sanctions breaches. Now. A growing chorus for more regulation of social media companies led the UK parliamentary committee this week to dub Facebook a digital gangster. Now, UK culture secretary Jeremy Wright is headed to the social networks headquarters in California to have a chat with its boss. Mark zuckerberg. He wants more answers about how the company deals with fake news and protects user data. Mr. right told the BBC the California based companies days of self-regulation are over. I do think it's important for. Us to say clearly the period of time that we've been through. We've simply urged social media companies to do better and left them to regulate themselves as a period. That's now coming to an end. We're talking about the design of a scheme that the UK government has every right to determine it should impose upon those who which to operate online and reach you cases, ins and the penalties. That must be available. Must be significant enough to make those online companies sit up and take notice and take full account at their responsibilities and meet those Jeremy Wright as fashion week moves from London to Milan, models or sporting the latest styles. But also racking up debt Ekaterina, Oregon Uva who founded the first French association working to protect models rights explains. The problem, I think that's the subject of money is still kind of tabu because it's true that the image. You project is so important and Ashton is all about this glamour, this dream and model sometimes. Are not from the very wealthy backgrounds. I wasn't in very big debts. But I always knew that I had some debt hanging there because of travels, you know, when you don't have work all the time is just piling up you discovered on your statement, which agency provides you where you see various expenses, which will be deducted from your account and in most of the country's models are independent contractors. So it seems kinda normal like you're running your own business. So you have expenses. But in France models are not independent contractors in fronts, modo saw employees. And that's why we're underlining the importance of a, you know, basic guarantees we shop not respected by the agencies. And so what are you doing to help? Other people facing the similar problem in this industry. So at the beginning, we started consulting models on various matters. And sometimes we just discover a real disaster behind the numbers because the documents are really not very clear now we are trying to get to the bottom of. With the help of all lawyers and the our collaborators what does the industry need to do on its own to become more transparent in this way. Like, you said it's a problem from country to country varies depending on how they classify workers, but just overall for the industry what more needs to be done information is the key on the models. Need to be informed in a very clear way from the very beginning. What they have to expect. I know that when model stopped very early. Neither of them know, their parents are aware of what expenses are awaiting them, the advanced expenses are the expenses for the promotion and development of the career and under this you can put anything the agency context without a model is not that they're being kind to us. And like, oh, I'm representing this model you should be thankful for that it Katerina or should another. They're finally scientists think they finally have the answer to wise abras have stripes. No, it's not to confuse predators. But to ward off biting flies carrying deadly diseases in London. I'm Victoria, Craig with the market. Place morning report from the BBC World Service. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed, are you hiring with? 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Thursday 14 February
"You're listening to the briefing. First broadcast on the fourteenth of February twenty nineteen on monocle twenty four. Hello and welcome to the briefing coming to you live from studio one here at Madari house in London. I'm Daniel beach coming up Airbus announces it will halt production of its super jumbo a three eighty we ask what it means for the company and for its customers also ahead. US diplomats head to Beijing to hold high level talks with China's leaders can they broker a deal to end their bitter trade war. Plus, we'll Spain's government. Call a snap election. And we find out how Japan is preparing for the session of its new emperor. All that right here on the briefing with me, Daniel beach. Airbus has announced it will start making the world's largest passenger plane. Let's get more on this with Ellis Taylor from flight global, welcome to the program S, thanks for joining us. The announcement from Airbus came after Emirates said it was downgrading and a three eighty order. Can you explain how this went down? Yes. So emerets has been the biggest customer for the three eighty essentially since the start of the program back in the two thousands, and I've sort of used it to build up capacity and build a massive how Benji by but things have changed in the recent years for them. And what they've been in talks with a admitted just over a week ago was actually to switch some of the existing I three hundred they had on order to smaller aircraft. The I three fifty and the I three thirty which is exactly what they've done. And as a result of that is on the fourteen more aircraft that you bought carrier's gonna take. There are three more that are going to be delivered to I. Essentially that means that ice Rieti production is now going to wrap up in twenty twenty one and another Gulf airline anti had has altered some of its Airbus orders. Obviously, these shifts can be difficult for the manufacturers. But is there a greater trend as you alluded to their of airlines opting for smaller more efficient planes? What we've seen in the marketplaces big planes can be very efficient as long as they full. And that's the problem for most airlines is it's a lot of risk to take in a business, which is always going to be quite seasonal. So as long as you can move that aircraft between routes, you know, when it's a down season a one route and then put it on one where it's a high season that works. There are very few carriers with that's possible to do anymore, and you've got some carriers like Qantas, which does have twelve of these ice create though signaled that they future is really going to be flying non stops. So flying direct from strategies as coast to to Europe and so forth with small applying. So you know, we had a couple of years ago the Qantas chief. -secutive Sade have to be drunk to order anymore. I have three eighty s and we subsequently had a cancellation of the rest of their order. So really it's just a matter of time before emerets reduced its order in that really would be the death knell for the program over on. What is the impact on Airbus can shift priorities with with different orders? At the moment. What they're saying. We've seen an internal memo from Airbus which is said there's going to be impacts on about three thousand to three thousand five hundred jobs over the next three years, but they all signed a lot of engineering positions can be moved into the lines. I've got some new aircraft development sort of coming down the track and so forth, which I've been hiring for an and I guess this in some ways allows them to redeploy their resources to projects that are going to be a little bit more fruitful. They are going to take an impediment to the bottom line this year. I haven't got that particular figure in front of me. So the will be some financial cost, and there may be some elements of state aid. And so on that need to be repaid. So it's not a small decision. But I think it's prudent one in this case for them to feel that any longer would have met that have to discount these jets to sell them. And really they just be starting to bleed even further on this program. Three eighty did sell well, especially to the Gulf airlines. We we mentioned they're like Emirates who were able to to. By these. And a lot of them. I understand ended up on the second hand market to other airlines. But the plane actually hasn't been in service for all that long Alice. Is it surprising? We're just two years away from seeing the last one made. It is a bit surprising. And really that underlines just the change that there has been in the market over that time we've seen the first ones hit the secondary market last year and one has been picked up by a Portuguese chatter afraid of hi fly. But for the others, the leasing companies that own them found that it was going to be bid to break them down for parts to support the rest of the fleet rather than trying to find another operator, and that really underlines the issue with aircraft. This big look seven four seven. Generally, what's happened is that they've flowing through to to sort of second tier operators after time when they've been replaced, but it just seems that there's no real secondary market for the three eighty here. And indeed there's not much of a primary market now as well. What has the service life life been like for this plane, though, it was it was quite important for a lot of airlines. But also passengers enjoyed this plane as well. That's right. The airplane being the first true double decker? Rod across the top has a lot of space know can take carry a lot of passengers. And really a lot of airlines used the flagship that sort of put the newest particularly business clause put up on their it was nine for being quite quiet. I would of course, we saw emerets going as far as having Shammas on board some of their aircraft. So it was quite a quite a highlight product for for quite a while. And to be given. It's ju it has been quite successful on a number of key trunk routes such as from London to Hong Kong London to you, by of course, and on from there. It's just that. I think what we starting to see particularly as more capacity. I've been up at some airports is that the real Nate to get people on a single flight has diminished, and that's probably lucky to continue. So while the still be a role for many years for the three eighty it's just it's going to be a bit more of a national of the long term. We mentioned customers off the top of these plans. What's what does the market look like now for for airlines sort of getting in the new market both for Airbus? But but but also for Boeing. Well, those buying an Airbus have been struggling a little bit in recent years to sell some of the bigger aircraft like the Boeing triple seven x and the Airbus three fifty now bed programs have quite a few orders that come in from previous years, particularly the I three fifty. And so what a lot of airlines kind of doing at the moment is not committing as much to those big jets. They know that they're going to have to replace some of the older ones as time rolls on. But a letter also sort of just waiting to see how the market moves. And you know, if their strategies are going to shift away from having such logic roughed in the fleet. So in some ways, this isn't just an Airbus problem. It's a it's a big issue for the aircraft industry. And what tends to happen is the manufacturers both continue to roll through. It's very unusual that a program would get stepped before it gets launched and certainly going to see the triple seven x will take the soon the fifties in the air and being delivered now. So those programs will continue on and in some ways, they'll probably be aided by this decision. Because suddenly there's notify one hundred seat aircraft viable, so they'll have to airlines that are looking to replace the jets. We'll have to go with something. Smaller? Interesting to watch LS. Thanks for your time today. L S Taylor there from flight global? You are listening to the briefing. Here's what else we're following today. Russia's finance minister, Anton silly, Anna says his department has the tools to shield the country's economy from the introduction of fresh US. Sanctions senators in Washington have been considering a Bill that will punish Russia's meddling in US elections. The head of FEMA the US Federal Emergency Management agency bronc long has resigned. He becomes the latest senior name to leave. Donald Trump's administration mister lawn led the response to several extreme natural disasters, including the much criticised operation in Puerto Rico. And finally, the monocle minute reports on the introduction of eight ten day holiday in Japan, which will Mark the new emperor's ascension to the throne, and we'll have more on this story with the UK's. Former ambassador to Japan, sir. David Warren, a little later in the program. Those are some of the headlines we're following here today on monocle twenty four. The US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he is looking forward to trade talks with China. He'll meet with China's president Xi Jinping Moro as the country's attempt to de escalate their tariff war. Let's get more on this now from Marianne pet singer who is a geo economics fellow in the US and the Americas program at Chatham house. Welcome to the program Marianne, we have seen lots of talks between Beijing and Washington and much more saber rattling, but what will Mr. Mnuchin being trying to accomplish during these discussions. Well, it's not quite clear. What actually to priorities are what a Trump administration when it comes to trade with China because there's been various concerns that have been raised manging from forcing China to reduce the bilateral trade surplus. It has with the United States or tackling unfair trade practices, and I think that is to priority going forward to address China's and practices when it comes to force technology, transfer intellectual. Property theft. But also issues around state owned enterprise isn't over capacity, but we realistically I mean, this cannot be achieved by that March first deadline so larger question is, you know, we'll be see a deal of sorts in the next couple of days. That's just good on paper and a photo op, but really doesn't address some of these much more structural issues. Both sides must be eager to get something done here. What of Trump's deadline? Some reports say he may push back that sixty day window. Do we knew more on that? Well, he has said that he would be considering pushing dad March first deadline back was in ninety day window, if both sides are close to making a deal, then perhaps we would see an extension. But again, I don't think that dispute Listrik get a deal that covers some of these much more structural and deep running problems that I've outlined before. And really, I mean didn't United States does have some very legitimate concerns when it comes to China's IP. P practices, but to tariffs are wrong method to address those valid concerns Marianne I want to ask you about Beijing's perspective. But I o has the Trump administration's line on China. And and the tariffs changed since they were imposed well. We've seen episode spur. Both sides seemed close to a deal, for example, back in may off last year. A Mnuchin again was in China and walked away with a deal where two Chinese head committed to reducing their trade surplus with the United States, but a couple of days later, Trump was no longer interested in the deal unraveled. So. We again, I think really need to have the highest levels engaged to your even if there a deal reached in the next couple of days, I think it will be very critical for President Trump actually to make sure that he's on the same page. Everybody else has the widely discussed slowdown in China's economy changed anything from Beijing's point of view. Do you think perhaps not so much from Beijing's point of view? But I think the Trump administration has certainly paid attention to that and things that the Chinese economy slowing down. It's a sign of weakness, and perhaps gives the United States negotiating advantage. But at the same time, we also seeing some potential adverse developments in the United States. If you've seen the longest government shutdown India's history, which potentially, you know, has some economic implications for the United States. But overall, I think president things to tease in a very strong negotiation position. He's had. Some recent successes under trade front renegotiated NAFTA average snowed United States Mexico Canada agreement. There's a tricky Thanh reached with the you. So that gives him some leverage. Well, of course, there are these high level talks, and we talk about Mr. Mnuchin being in Beijing. But these discussions really do never end. I imagine Marianne behind closed doors. What has the process been like after the role of these Trump tariffs up to today? Meetings at again brooking level group meetings. Some people from the administration have been in in China since Monday talking and hashing out potential deals, but I think it is positive sign that we're seeing these high level meetings continue as we're getting closer and closer to dead March first deadline, but again, even though President Trump initially signal he wanted to have another meeting with Chee before that deadline hits data's off the table now. So we will see what happens, but again, given recent developments were hopefully going to see a deescalation, even if it does not mean that those long term structural issues really can be addressed by defer stuff. March will vote is interesting with the with the Trump talk off the table. Can we expect any movement from either side on this? Do you think out of this meeting with Mr. Mnuchin, well, I guess the important thing is just to avoid escalation of two tariff disputes? So even if both sides just walk away. And can kind of point to you know, some quick wins. Which I expect would be noted Chinese committing to buy more aquiculture products or more energy products from the Americans to point to some progress on the United States trade deficit with China debt could potentially be an opening again to Chinese also committed to address them off their practices, but did ki questioned areas to what extent can actually be enforced. Maryanne? Thank you for this Marianne pads singer there you are listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four. Now Spain's government has hit a dead end on its budget reforms. It means a snap election looks all but certain but will this help secure a fresh mandate for prime minister, Pedro Sanchez or will it create further instability in the already fractured parliament? Here's Monaco's news editor Peter Firth. Incognito in. Lost year. Spain found itself for the shiny, new prime minister. Pedro sanchez. Bit of sunshine, which I left here's your ES, which has proceeded entity which has. You. And leader of the socialist party had a winning smile was good at boss, Kabul. And at least visually was a welcome change from the rather Dowa figure of his predecessor Marianna who are Hoi. Roy had been the leader of the fifth largest economy in Europe since twenty eleven an old and safe pair of hands his strategy of keeping quiet and carrying on that Bruce Spain back from the brink of economic collapse. But a rather unskillful handling of the Catalan crisis and a slew of corruption charges Soren, no confidence vote up held last summer and rehoist People's Party was ousted Sanchez and has left wing coalition government assumed power house. She the one note. Makoto villa? Stepping down revolt cool beneath government of Frankenstein coalition and warned of the mismatch interests in Sanchez's cabinet. It wasn't just sour grapes talking to build on his socialist parties rather meagre eighty four seats in a three hundred fifty seat parliament Sanchez had to partner with pajamas. The pro independence Catalan parties as well as the Basque nationalist party and some of us while everyone. Agreed. It was a good idea to get rid of ROY. They haven't found much to agree on since she in. No interesting. Would they see much of those what those telematic Ashton? Your niche owner. Canal. On wednesday. The Spanish parliament voted down Sanchez's twenty nineteen budget them. Some bold ideas in it measures included, the combating of child poverty, raising the minimum wage and allocating more money for pensions. But we will never know if these reforms will make life better for spaniels or indeed whether they've been tenable in a country with debt to GDP ratio of ninety eight percent and an unemployment of nearly fifteen percent now Sanchez will be forced to call a snap election. Sanchez was hyping the two big Catalonian. Parties would vote in favor of his budgets in the fed. An election would usher in a right-wing government, which would be forcefully opposed to Catalan secession. Finding the fire is the high profile trial of the twelve Catalan separatists in Madrid this week and Sanchez's Catalan colleagues a not in a mind to co. This point cooling snap election appears to be Sanchez's sole option. Fortunately, it will serve to create a quick smokescreen following the disastrous rejection of the budget. The PM could seize opponent is an opportunity to secure a fresh mandate to lead the country. But this is wishful thinking, we're more likely to see a hung parliament an equally monstrous Franken stinian coalition following the new normal. It is fragmented pulisic's as lack of consensus and an inability to agree on a joint course of action as well as this to Spain really want to see is the prime minister in the space of one year. On pizza. Thanks very much. Peter. You are listening to the briefing. And it is time now to review the day's newspapers. And I'm pleased to say I'm joined in studio by Mongols page Reynolds page. Good afternoon. We are going to start on the front page of the financial times. Rudy Giuliani lo and behold shooting his mouth off, indeed a slightly terrifying. Story on the front page of the F T today. The headline is Giuliani role. In anti-tehran rallied rules, I say Rudy Giuliani. Pau Trump's legal team Trump's personal lawyer actually spoke at a rally in Walsall yesterday for an anti Theron organization, which was listed on the State Department's terrorist lists until two thousand and twelve in his appearance, he coud for the overthrow of the Taran regime. And the any piece blonde required a major change in the sort of theoretical dictatorship in Iran. Also was paid for the appearance. Johnny said his arrangements were confidential. But the also does note that he has acknowledged in the post giving a paid speech that was in may last year and the pit and another event with the organization in July. So his motivations seem clear. The the the worst thing about the situation is that he hadn't told the White House. So despite the fact that top officials including Mike Pence in Ponant yesterday hosting a pretty large conference on the Middle East. He didn't mention this any officials. So there are quite a few US diplomat saying this really wasn't a good idea Giuliani ovoid. Oh, boy to think that in some cases, people could look at this and say, okay. Well, that's orchestrated. Just them playing dumb these two competing lines on the same day. But you we can own the guests, then it's a Trump administration. Interestingly the world section of the times OSA leads a massive spread on air on instead of sort of looking at Giuliani. This is a dispatch from the bazaars of Toronto. And the headline is Iranian blame Ronnie for economic woes. So quite interestingly, hey, while the value of the Royal has full new almost seventy percent in the last year, which of course, correlates with the imposition of new sanctions by the US owner, Ron a lot of the Iranian people quoted hit a blaming Ruhani for not following through on economic reforms promised when he came to power interesting. It's also notes in this coup that the sanctions might be doing more harm than good for Iran's reformers, so the sanctions, which have sent foreign investors fleeing mean the hotline Islam it revolutionary God has more chance to regain its grip move of the country's economy. So this sort of weighing up, the the the relative success, I suppose of these US sanctions because it's something. The US and the EU very much diverge on at the moment. Interesting to hear that perspective from regular rhenium people. Whereas normally you would hear the anti-american line. I think no, suddenly, you know, interestingly while I think the US is convinced that these of severe economic restrictions will push over to either fight to keep its economy will squander wealth abroad on this research quotes it and hit by the International Crisis Group was disagrees and shows that in the post has been no correlation between resources at Iran's disposal and its regional military interventionism. So we'll we'll we'll see how old pounds out. We're gonna go back to the front page of the tea. I believe Holland, you know, poised to be hit hard by Brexit. We are told, but the Dutch PM he's he's trumpeting some gains there and date. Of course, it wouldn't be a pay per view with a little Brexit chat on today. Yeah. We lead on comments from that. Does pay 'em Ruta who says Netherlands has already swept up UK business. So apparently, the the Netherlands is already benef-. Fitting from it diminished Britain, and this is unusual you presume, the Dutch research close trading. Links would be very hard hit. But Ruta says so far so good. So official figures suggest forty two companies have relocated to the Netherlands since last year, citing Brexit as the specific region reason while another two hundred and fifty according to to close to making that decision with Sony and Panasonic announcing plans to sell HP really interesting Unilever was the first big announcement in all of this one to watch as we move towards March and into the spring. Let's briefly just go to the telegraph little lunchtime mozzarella I do. I do love these fun little stories in the telegraph. So today is you Kate mozzarella claims stretch the truth say Italian, ROY Vos. So this is a story about sort of a little bit of who hall between a British on talion mozzarella producers. So at talion mozzarella producers are challenging the UK rival. To a taste off. So the small, but growing band of buffalo mozzarella producers in the UK, one of them in particular, South African Jody Scheckter who's a former Formula one driver. He raised around a thousand buffalo in Hampshire, and he's claimed his cheese is only as good but superior to Italian counterparts. This fighting talk as quickly reached Naples, whether the head of the consortium of buffalo mozzarella producers in companion has come back and challenged to to a grand prix of tasting to establish Cassim is who is really the best. You know? I'm more concerned about the wine post Brexit, then I am the mozzarella. But now that I know it's grown in Hampshire. So it's cool. The wine on the cheese fade, desperate time. We'll leave it there. You are listening to the briefing. Meet the right is this week. Join me true Tina Gaudron as I talked to Charlie Connelly who's written on everything from football to joy division. His most recent book last train to Hilversum expose our relationship with the medium of radio. That's Charlie colony on meet the writers premiering this Saturday at fifteen hundred London time, and they're also available as a podcast. Now, we've been reporting on the introduction of eight ten day holiday in Japan, which will Mark the new emperor's ascension to the throne and how else is country preparing to welcome in its new monarch, I'm pleased to say I'm joined in the studio by sir. David warn who was the UK's ambassador to Japan between two thousand eight and twenty twelve welcome to the Dory. House and thanks for coming in. This is something uniquely Japanese. I think would you agree an incredibly modern country shutting down to welcome a change in the monarchy is kind of interesting. Well, I think this is very important moment. Full japan. Japanese people when I talked to my Japanese, friends and political and business contacts about what's most important in Japan in two thousand nineteen it's interesting that alarm number say this change of imperial era is very significant. I guess this is true in every country with Mona key that the change of mama the end of one era and the beginning of another era. This is a very significant symbolic moment. And when the emperor. Abdicates the end of April and the era of hey, say, which is the name by which the era is known comes to an end that that is a very significant point. I think in modern Japanese history. The Emperor Akihito is advocated. He got quite good celebration when he announced this. I think earlier, but what what kind of what kind of man is. He what kind of emperor has he been for Japan? He's been it's been there since eighty nine belief will he has been improved foot for thirty years, and he has been amount of extrordinary diligence and conscientiousness the the role of Japanese monarch that roller. The Japanese emperor is of courses all Olmecs theory should be completely apolitical. But the Japanese emperor is even more non-political in terms of being a symbol of his country and Emperor Akihito has played that role with great dignity at times of national grief and concern, for example, after the terrible quake NAMI in twenty eleven with much loss of life. He made a rare televised broadcast. About the feelings of the Japanese people. So he has been a symbol at that, very pinnacle of Japanese constitution of a person who feels deeply for his people and for the the safety and safe passage of the country more generally, and he has done that in a way that is absolutely above all political involvement. So I think many Japanese treat him with great affection and deep respect, I understand his eldest, son. We'll take over the chrysanthemum throne. And you know, this is an important role to Japan as as you've already alluded. But what is the actual transfer process? Look like that we're talking about a ten day holiday here. This the so-called Golden Week what actually happens there? What's the importance Golden Week happens every year and are a little sequence of Japanese holidays national holidays, one of which commemorates the empress file the brochure. No, another commemorates. Nate nate. There's another one commemorating the birth of the on Japanese constitution, which happened to take place around the same time. And this is always a great holiday week like the new year holiday in Japan. So Golden Week is no surprise in this particular year because the emperor's abdicating at the very end of April beginning of may which falls just at the weekend. It means and there is an arrangement whereby days which are not holidays, but a sandwiched between days which are have to become holidays. It means that there are ten days of holiday which stretch over two weekends. I think this is coincidence rather than anything else. And of course, some Japanese very enthusiastic about it. But I see from the Japanese press, the some Japanese beginning to worry a bit about having the kids at home too long and too much to too many crowds into many, favourite popular places and so forth. You know, it's great to have you in studio be remissed to not ask you about what you think of the the new emperor. And what would that will mean for Japan, moving the country forward ambassador to Japan from two thousand eight to two thousand twelve we were always very privileged to have close links with the imperial family because of course, the Royal family and the imperial family do have close connections the new emperor. Currently crown prince was educated Oxford University at Merton college of two years in the early nineteen eighties. And it was a great pleasure for me that he always came to the annual celebrations of Cambridge Oxford society in Tokyo, I think there's a feeling of affection for his days at Oxford knit e about which he wrote a book, which the Japan's -ociety which I used to be the chair in the UK will be republishing early. This year memoir of his time at Oxford fascinating stuff, sir. David warren. Thank you so much for your time this afternoon, I'm afraid that does bring us to the end of this edition of the briefing today, by Reese James research by linga fan and. Rory. Good. Our studio manager today Christie Evans briefing back at the same time tomorrow midday in London thirteen hundred in Zurich, you can join Andrew Muller four Midori house. That's live at eighteen hundred London time later today. I'm daniel. Thank you so much for listening and goodbye.
The strain in Spain: an election looms
"Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host. Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. In Japan policies and attitudes. That took hold after the second. World War have repercussions that still affect day to day life this week the government at last apologized to tens of thousands of people who were forcibly sterilized in post-war eugenics. Push our correspondent talks to one of them. And the rebuilding of Japan after the war took on an almost military quality as soldiers swapped uniforms for suits. That's made the country's work ethic. Famous notorious even as a new emperor ascends next week. Japanese employees are getting extra time off work to celebrate. But they're not sure they wanted. First up though. 2017 Spain's wealthy semi autonomous region of Catalonia made a push for independence. And former that sheet or the no. That unconstitutional referendum. It voted to break away from Spain. Madrid soon crushed secession bid. But the on issue was far from over it helped trigger this Sunday's general election, the third in little more than three years Spain's, prime minister. Pedro Sanchez called the snap poll in February that those cleaness. Another econ seem worst after a crushing defeat in parliament all Kombucha that up a lower than yours. Equa- his minority. Socialist government had depended on support from small regional parties, including the Catalan nationalists, but they voted with Mr. Sanchez's right wing opposition to reject his twenty nineteen budget plan. His government was paralyzed. The coming election is supposed to break that impasse. But the political landscape remains a fractured. The simmering cuddle on crisis, looms, large, still and Europe is looking for a stabilizing force in uncertain times. Spang goes to the polls on Sunday, the twenty eighth, and it's a very important election because you have another European country that is plunged into real political crisis. Christopher Lockwood is our editor for the Los Eero Spain's been led by government that any had twenty four percent of parliament's, very weak minority government and the prospect after this election is you still went to have a majority and we've seen this pattern happen quite a lot in Europe in Germany. It took many months to form a coalition Belgium had terrible problems putting together Italy the same. It's a growing problem. The fragmentation of political parties in Europe. And I think we're about to see on Sunday a nasty new case of it in Spain. So what do you expect the outcome of the election to being do think Mr. Sanchez will be able to hold onto power? I think that the socialist party which currently forms the minority government will again emerge as the largest party. But it will be very well short of having a majority and the real problem is that there are no. No, viable poss- to a stable code shouldn't at the moment. And the reason for that is the political spectrum has fragmented with the entry of a couple of new parties until recently Spain essentially had two big parties since left in the center right party. But what you've seen is the entry of radical left party Damus a party more or less than the center called the Donoso the citizens party and now about to enter parliament for the first time a fairly far, right? And he migration party cools. Vox on the problem is when you've got five twenty parties in parliament, none of them can form a coalition very easily because none of them seem to want to work with each other. So the danger is that you'll end up having some very inconclusive coalition negotiations fully by another election. If you have another election this year as many people are predicting that will be the fourth of action in four years. This is not a happy state of affairs. But as you say Spanish politics has not always been this way. What's driven all this fragmentation? Well, a couple of things I think clearly one was financial crisis followed by the year is in crisis and this hit Spain very hard. Indeed that led to a demand for new parties to come and solve the problem. If you like, but then the other thing that changed in Spain was the emergence of Catalonia and separatism there as a political issue. So it brought back onto the table. The problem of nationalism in Spanish politics. This takes you all the way back to Franco, of course, early in the Spanish, civil war body parts of it was precisely for over Catalonia and tempted succession there, and none of this has gone away. There has been a tension between Catalonia and the center founders of years, but it had been hoped that it was sort of put to bed then that all changed with demands by Catalina have an independence referendum and then actually declare independence. Both of those things were not permitted under the current constitution. As a result of which the independence that they unilaterally declared was decreed illegal with. Oppressed by direct rule from Madrid. And the people who promoted it put in jail, they're now being tried and nine of them face the prospect of extremely long jail sentences, which again, but devils the whole political atmosphere and also poisons relationships between a number of the stabbing parties and what about outside Spain. How much do you think this election matters in terms of European stability? Well, it will be engine to see what happens with vox, FOX gets taken into a coalition. I didn't think was very likely, by the way. But it could if that happens that will clearly send a lot of shivers down European spines because it will just to mate taking into power of other right wing parties. I think more likely is that Spain will just continue in this rather unfortunate period of political paralysis that's going through. And I think that's bad for Europe in a different way. The reason is that Europe needs more strong countries. Traditionally Europe was run by sort of Franco German access and one of the great strengths of having Britain in the EU. Is to certain extent balancing third power between those two having something to say to both countries to the Germans to be like Germany and apostle of the free market and sound budgetary principles. But also to the French preserving the importance of national foreign defense policies in particular certain sort of sovereigntists attitude towards the way things were done in Europe. Now Britain's leaving the you'll says it wants to leave the and people would like to know we'll be another power to balance out the Franco-German access and Spain sometimes suggested could have been one of those that seems very unlikely if it remains paralyzed it's the calm bit has terrible problems and now political problems. So I think that instability in Spain, you know, robes Europe of another potentially valuable additional actor, Chris. Thanks very much for coming in my pleasure. We went to meet a man called subtle Kita. That's a pseudonym. He doesn't use his real name. Usual. I also have an interpreter. With me Hugo doesn't question. You don't wanna ask, you know? You know, it's too. Just letting. David McNeill rights for the economist and is based in Tokyo, he spent interview a man who's only recently chosen to reveal a long held and painful secret he lives in a tiny apartment in west Tokyo. And that's where we went to see him. He's a thin wiry man looks much younger than his seventy five years on the apartment is is dominated by pictures of his wife of forty years who died five years ago. In fact, the Araya's drawn to put assaulter in the situation room when we sat down to talk to him. That's the altar to wife. Pokemon. You are knocked the cut up to go out. How can I keep the son was born in the mid nineteen forties in Miyagi prefecture on Japan's east coupon. Y'all. Like many teenagers in the nineteen fifties. He was values. He argued with his father who is a fishmonger unwanted his son to follow him into the business. The key told us you you didn't want to. You know? Would get into fights with kids and he ended up in a children's situation on wounded in the spring of nineteen fifty seven when he was age fourteen and he was taken to hospital. Donald beuing. No. Just on the few took the I was taken to the gynaecology department. And I was wondering I mail. Why am I here? The nurse may be lying. I had to take off my trousers the needle is injected into my spine. Thought my mind fuzzy. I struggled to walk properly. Two weeks off to the nation. I told a senior student what had happened, and he told me that means you're no longer able to have children. Hano nuts. Nuts. Organ. So what is it that had happened to his son? Well, he didn't know it at the time, but he was operated on he was sterilized and that was carried out legally in Japan under what was called the genyk protection law, which was passed just after the war in nineteen forty eight. The aim of the law was to this is a quote to prevent the Vert of of what was called defective descendants on the way it worked in practice. Was that all of Japan in every prefecture, local governments set up review boards of the great and good. I guess, you know, judges police doctors and so on to decide who should be star allies many of them were people with disabilities. Some with hereditary conditions such as epilepsy. But what we now know is that in many cases, including the case of Kita, San they were simply difficult to a rebellious children. Most of these sterilizations happened between the nineteen fifties and nineteen seventies. In all by the time. The law was. Repealed, which was nineteen Ninety-six about twenty five thousand people. I'd been sterilized on the youngest was was nine years old. I mean, how did this even get to be a government policy? You know, it's important to states. I guess that Japan wasn't unique particular this period, which is after the war. Eugenics flourished around the world in the twentieth. Century, Sweden, how the policy which they call ethnic hygiene until nineteen seventy six Norway, Denmark, similar programs. There was some sterilization programs in American states. So it was not quite worldwide. But certainly certainly Japan wasn't unique in this particular case. And so how did the the sterilization impact on life? Well, as you can imagine it's made him angry it costs shadow over his whole life. Should she'll go to the mall? I say and under mom whenever I saw my wife tiring someone else's child. It made me want to look away. My wife's relatives would ask us. Where are your children? Why have you not given us grandchildren yet? Obviously. Could he went to try to have the procedure reversed later when he was when he was married, but he was told he couldn't. And when he was married he felt that he couldn't tell his wife wanted to have children. So he told her that history was caused by childhood in this, and that was the lie that he maintained at his marriage life, which of course, was for forty years. Whether due to a ton of kept the secret from my wife, but right before she was about to die. I thought I should tell her so two or three days before she passed away. I told her that when I was small onto an operation the Mendez, I wouldn't be able to have children. What they there. So you might start criticizing, but she just cut listening. How can you didn't ask me anything about the operation just said take care of yourself? Make sure you eat. Well, you who? Now, go Tony much, David. It's it seems very hard secret to keep for so long from someone. You're so close to why is he speaking about this? Now the way he explained it to us was that he learned about the case of another woman also from Yagi prefecture. Was suing the government, very bravely. She came out. She was called jungle is and he realized that he was one of many people most of the victims. Of course, they didn't know who they wear they didn't off to other people like them. So he wrote realized not only that he was one of many forts that this was a government program government sterilization program, and what the Japanese government response to this threat of of lawsuits in the like, well, of course, initially they resisted, they blanked the people who were suing them when it became too large, I suppose to ignore then they said, that's they had a line that said that the sterilization to our legal they were common. Elsewhere at the time, and the Japan was at the time this law was enacted after the war in dire. Straits struggling with rebuilding and on on that it was policy at the time, and they didn't necessarily support it. But that's the way it was. But this week the government at last did something about it. Tell me about that. The government has has announced it will pay the surviving victims compensation lump sum payments, all three point two million. Which is not a lot of money. It's about twenty one thousand pounds something that twenty eight thousand dollars and what they call a deep apology. Some people have saying, that's you know. Even though they don't want money or not motivated by money. Let's put it that way. Some people have saying that's an insult given how much these people lost. And do you think Keita's on we'll be satisfied by the compensation settlement in the this deep apology? Does it give him the closure? He needs. Do you think is key does on satisfied? I think it's fair to say that he isn't. He thinks that first of all the apology is to vaguely word worded Jews, the Pronin Wadi Wadi, which means we in Japanese put it doesn't say who we is is we the Japanese government. Does it refer to parliament? Does it referred to the prime minister? That's not clear from the language that shoes in his apology. So I don't think that kid us on entirely, Hoppy. High school or digging. I want to tell the government please give my life back because of the pain and sadness that I've gone through the pain that my late wife had come through. I think that if I had a normal life. Maybe I could have had a no person's happy. Think about that. On this. You. David. Thank you very much for your time. You're more than welcome. Thanks for having me. Next week. Japanese workers are out of office from Monday employees have been given an extra long holiday to Mark the essential of the new emperor. But not everyone seems about the break. This would be this long ten daybreak in Japan. That's usually a break for you Golden Week, which as it says is a week long. But it's going to be ten days Sarrebourg is the economists Tokyo bureau chief, so we are research assistant Makiko by Ashi and myself have been speaking people about it and reading the media and seeing what's being said, and some people oversee very happy to have a lot of time off, but other people are less convinced and there are lots of reasons for that. So for example, one fifty four year old who heads an NGO? I said that basically he thinks people worked you much in Japan. So a ten day holidays. No bad thing. He says he weren't. But he thinks it's quite good. And then Mickey's Burks twenty five year olds who works in sales. You said that he's also opposed to the idea, but he's a bit worried that his area is a tourist destination. And if the shops and restaurants closed them businesses will suffer. So some people like him think it's an excessive amount of time off the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. Here did a poll of people and some forty five percents that they felt unhappy about the holiday compared to thirty five percent who felt happy. So that's more people who sort of worried about it than on the worries seem to be things such as childcare and businesses being closed. So next week. For example, the nurseries are closed, but people who are in the service industry is still working as a problem. I have minor Serie for my daughter is closed and I'm working next week. So I I understand the feelings about that one. Well, let's one back a little bit. How did this ten day vacation this extension to Golden Week come about? So there's a bunch of holidays that extra together. Anyway, but it's been added to this week this year. Because of the that the Emperor Akihito is updating the new emperor, Nara heat. So we'll take the throne. And so they've added more holidays together to celebrate all of this. And it's a big deal hit emperors don't come and go that often. This one's been ruling for thirty years. And he's actually the first person to casing over two hundred years. So it's a big deal. And yet not everyone is completely on board with taking the time off that a lot of please very much into a stereotype. We're familiar with about Japanese people as workaholics why why does that played out so much? I mean this trees to it. You know, there's a very different working culture hair, especially historically. And traditionally I mean, you don't get very much holiday. Maybe just ten days a year when you start out the average work. It doesn't even take that. There's a little sort of social pressure to not take holiday Japan also is one of the leading countries for paternity leave. So you can say up to. Year. But only five percent of men actually take advantage of it. And then so new few days not super people really do work very hot. It's measured really by hours. Your your success at work rather than what your outputs is. So this is whole sort of culture of work that makes holidays something that isn't a priority. You don't set out to take all your holiday allowance every year, and where did that culture of work come from? I mean, people pontiff Cates about this. But you know, after world will to the country was destroyed, and the really was attitude of let's all work together to rebuild the country and people did that became very successful. And so it was a motivation companies needed a lot of manpower. So they demanded that people were long hours didn't take holidays. But in return, they gave people great wages. Good rises, very good benefits. And also a guarantee that they'd have that job for life. And that model the culture has remained mean on on the face of it. If there is a workforce that is. Absolutely dedicated to working as much as they can and not taking their holidays on that. That must be good for the economy. If not for the workers. Well, yeah, you say that. But actually, it's not you know, Japan has the lowest productivity in the G seven the diet. She has been trying to cap overtime. So last year pass legislation partly because there's a lot of karoshi which is suicide through overwork here. So obviously, it's not a good thing. Not just for workers. But it doesn't need to better output. But you know, it's really changes things. It's not going to be just a case of legislation or extra holidays. You need a broader cultural shift and lots of labor reform. So that people can move jobs and get paid for performance and don't feel that they have to sit at their desks all day every day until the boss leaves, even if they've got nothing to do. Thank you very much for joining us. Thanks very much. That's all for this episode of the intelligence, if you like us give us a rating on apple podcasts, and you can subscribe to the economist at a communist dot com slash radio offered twelve issues for twelve dollars twelve pounds. 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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. Louisiana is one of the next hot spots for the corona virus today. The state reported sixty eight deaths from Cova nineteen. Its biggest jump in deaths. Since the Banat pandemic began the state health department says the number of confirmed cases rose five hundred to more than thirteen thousand meanwhile federal health officials say European. Statistics are giving some hope at the White House reading today. Dr Deborah Burke says falling death rates in Italy and Spain are good sign. We're very hopeful that over the next week. Although we'll see rising number of cases of people who lose their lives to this illness we're also hoping to see a stabilization of cases across these large metro areas. Where the outbreak began several weeks ago. Meanwhile president trump says a growing list of states have now been approved for major disaster declaration calling it an hour out military operation. He says fifty states and territories have now been approved for major disaster declarations which he said was unusual British Prime Minister Boris. Johnson's office says he has been hospitalized with the corona virus. It has to positive more than a week ago and has been isolated with a fever since then office says it was a step because his covert nineteen symptoms continue. Johnson is urging Britons to follow health guidelines for social distancing. The Defense Department says all individuals on its properties are now required to wear face coverings. It comes days after the Centers for disease and prevention urged. All Americans wear masks when they leave their homes and Pierce Bobby Allen has more defense secretary Marcus. Birds Directive applies to military personnel contractors and civilian employees on Dod property it follows the CDC recommending that face coverings worn in public federal officials estimate that one in four of those infected do not show symptoms by urging Americans to wear face masks officials. Hope it will reduce the transmission from a symptom carriers in the memo s for says directive will not apply to a servicemembers personal residence on a military installation. Bobby Allen. Npr news the Spanish Prime Minister is calling for a new Marshall. Plan to help hard hit. European countries managing recover from the economic crisis caused by the pandemic TERI Schultz reports. He's getting some backup from Brussels. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Warning is dire. Europe must build what he calls a wartime economy and promote European resistance reconstruction and recovery or it could fail in an op. Ed in several European papers santus renews a call for other EU governments to take on joint debt to help those hardest hit by the pandemic. Germany rejects that idea. European Commission president or Slovakia Lion is publicly backing an E. You recovery plan saying the crisis is an opportunity to renew the feeling of community in the block. You're listening to. Npr News in Wisconsin Democrats and other liberal groups filed a brief with the Supreme Court. Today asking the justices to let stand a ruling that extends apple absentee voting in Tuesday's spring election. The groups argue. The extension is essential to preserve public health. Insurance voters are disenfranchised Wisconsin's elections are scheduled to be held in person next week despite the pandemic Republicans argue extending absentee balloting is confusing and unfair a production plant in BLACKSBURG. Virginia that makes insect repellents sound making hand sanitizers to try and help during the pandemic from member station W. V. T. F. Robbie Harris has more Steve Swales division vice president of marketing spectrum brands which makes the bug spray called cutter. They wanted to switch to making hand sanitizer but at first. Fda regulations wouldn't allow it. That changed a few weeks ago and they quickly change gears like macgyver where you figure out what assets do we have. What ingredients do we have? What components do we have available for us? What can we do quickly and follow the guidelines that FDA has required of us and so it was really more about shifting priorities? And getting it done. The company is donating cases of the sanitizer to hospitals and community groups in Virginia and beyond for NPR news. I'm Robbie Harris in Blacksburg Virginia Asia markets trading higher at this hour. The Nikkei the main market in Japan is up two and three quarters of a percent. The Asia Dow is up about one and a quarter percent. Us futures contracts also trading in positive territory. I'm Jeanine herbst. Npr News in Washington.
A rabbi finishes a sermon that was interrupted by gunfire
"The daily to itunes big ideas. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic ranked number one in the nation in heart care twenty four years in a row, according to US news and World Report for information on the complex cases treated at Cleveland Clinic, or to get a second opinion. Visit Cleveland Clinic dot org slash heart care, the daily a big ideas. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic ranked number one in the nation in heart care twenty four years in a row, according to US news and World Report for information on the complex cases treated at Cleveland Clinic, or to get a second opinion. Visit Cleveland Clinic dot org slash heart care. Good morning. I'm James Holman from the Washington Post, and this is the daily to for Monday, April in today's news, socialists when big in Spain's snap election. The NRA is gripped by infighting and President Trump counts on the supreme court to keep his tax returns. Private. The first the big idea. Rabbi. Yes row. L Goldstein was preparing to deliver his sermon in Powell California on Saturday morning. The final day of Passover when he walked into a synagogues banquet hall and heard the deafening bang only moments before Lori Gilbert K, his friend of two decades in a congregation at Shibata powei had stopped. The rabbi to ask what time is core would begin. That's a seasonal prayer meant to celebrate. And remember those who have died the sixty year old and her husband were there with their twenty two year old daughter. They wanted to honor Kay's mother the rabbi had just told her it would start at eleven thirty. So when you heard the bang Goldstein thought k may have fallen or that perhaps a table had toppled when he turned to look though, he saw not K, but a man wearing sunglasses and holding an assault rifle. The rabbi were called it a news conference on Sunday that he couldn't see the man's eyes. And he couldn't see his soul soon. There were more bangs moving in his direction, which Goldstein. We realized we're gunshots. The rabbi raised his hands in bullets badly mangled, his fingers shrapnel injured two others, both Israeli nationals before the shooter's gun miraculously jammed as the rabbi put it a nineteen year old man identified by thorns as John Ernest apparently white supremacist who had written a manifesto was chased from the synagogue and fled in a car. According to witnesses eventually he was arrested in his in custody Goldstein bleeding badly from his hands hurt at a group of young children outside including his four year old granddaughter. He made his way back into the banquet hall where he finally found K. She was lying on the ground unconscious beside her was her husband a physician who had tried to save her. But he had fainted. The couple's daughter emerged screaming. Ultimately the rabbi in the Israeli nationals survived their wounds, que did not. The third shooting victim al-magd Peretz was visiting from Israel. He was attending the synagogue with his family who moved to San Diego eight years ago from the town of stroke along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip to escape the onslaught of rocketfire their Peretz who still lives in Israel told a local TV station that dodging rocket fire has become instinctual and that those instincts saved his life. One of Peretz nieces, Noah Dahan, just nine was injured in the face and leg by shrapnel and was treated at a local hospital, the family moved to the United States to escape violence and to be able to worship in peace. Then a few years ago their home was spray painted with swastikas. Now the shooting. Tuhan told CNN that is children asked him on Saturday quote. Why are we staying here? At the news conference on Sunday afternoon. The rabbis did before reporters with his hands wrapped in bright blue bandages, the index finger on his right hand was missing a permanent reminder he'll have of the shooting. He thinks the mayor of power in the sheriff's department anything to President Trump to for fifteen minute phone call that he said made him feel supported. Then the rabbi took the opportunity before a captive audience to deliver the sermon that gunfire cut short on Saturday morning. The prophecy of Isaiah he explained is that quote the world is going to see a better day. Let's pray. He's right. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar number one. The socialist party of Spanish, Prime minister. Pedro Sanchez won the snap election Sunday in a moment of bitter political polarization with almost all the votes counted, it looks like the socialists will win one hundred twenty three of the three hundred fifty seats in the congress of deputies. This is a strong endorsement of Sanchez's unapologetically left-wing policies, which have included a major pension overhaul and raising the minimum wage by twenty two percent. This year, the socialist party will in theory be able to form a governing coalition with the far left anti austerity put most faction, and it will probably gather the necessary one hundred seventy six seats by joining forces with a number of Basque regional parties podium loose signaled its willingness to work with Sanchez a social democrat. However, reluctantly Sunday's election was triggered by Sanchez's. Earlier failure to pass a twenty nineteen budget but deeper challenges overshadowed the. Test. A general frustration with the status quo that echoes the public discontent. Elsewhere in western Europe. There's also widespread anger over the Catalan independence crisis, which critics say the left. One government has failed to handle adequately. Number two. Oliver North the central figure of the Iran contra scandal was ousted as president of the National Rifle Association on Saturday one day after NRA executive vice president Wayne LOP year long the face of the group claimed that north had tried to extort him the power struggle, which LOP here appears to have one was centered on what some claimer exorbitant payments to the groups outside counsel and a lawsuit that the NRA is filed against its longtime public relations firm Ackerman McQueen Ackerman McQueen overseas NRA ATV, which has become increasingly hard right now just on gun issues. But on every issue the spat played out during the group's annual meeting in Indianapolis. Meanwhile, new York Attorney General Letitia James a democrat has opened an investigation into the NRA's tax exempt status number three Trump sees the supreme court as an ally. He even said last week that he thinks the five Republican appointed justices could protect him from. Impeachment. This is so fresh doubts about the court's impartiality. But Trump's confidence appears born of the fact that he's nominated two of the five justices that make up the courts conservative majority. Neal Gorsuch and Brett Cavanaugh the president told aides last week that he was pleased with Kavanagh's questioning in the census case in which it looks likely that the five conservatives will allow the government to ask questions about citizenship trying to coax him to retire. So that he can pick his replacement the president has been aggressively cultivating Justice, Clarence Thomas and his wife. Ginny Thomas, they've had private dinners together at the White House and Trump has been very accessible for MRs Thomas. She's a social conservative activists who vigorously opposes gay rights and abortion rights, Trump brags in meetings that he thinks he may get one or two more chances to remake the court because of his shrewd behind the scenes match nations and Ruth Bader Ginsburg health challenges. Trump also repeatedly refers to supreme court justices as Democrats and Republicans current and former aides set Trump is told White House officials that he's willing to take the battle over his tax returns to the supreme court. He believes strongly that he would win inside. Sources tell my colleague Josh dossey to legal advisers to the president say the White House is also planning to fight most of the subpoenas being issued by house investigators and they think they will have a receptive audience at the US court of appeals for the DC circuit. And then if they can't win they're at the supreme court. Every judge matters. And that's the daily to two for Monday, April twenty ninth. Thanks for listening. I'm James Hillman. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
Father & son charged with murder of jogger Ahmaud Arbery.
"Coming up on five minute news. Fathering son charged with murder of Judah are more. Aubrey states reopen. Us recovery. Lags way behind your and investigators recommend corona virus. Whistle blower is reinstated. It's Saturday may nine. I'm Anthony Davis more than two months off. Three young black man was fatally shot while running through Georgia neighborhood. The white father and son arrested in the case had their first court appearance on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault yesterday. The investigation by local authorities seemed stalled until this week. When a video of the February? Twenty third shooting are moored. Armory was shed widely on social media prompting outrage across the nation Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds addressing. The question of racial intent. Noted that Georgia has no hate crime. Law that has prompted many civil rights activists to call for a federal investigation arrest warrants for Gregory and Travis McMichael filed in court. Friday confirmed as the initial police reports stated that Travis McMichael pointed and discharged his shotgun at armour. But there were no new details in a letter to Glenn County Police. In early April a prosecutor previously assigned to the case outlined reasons. He believed there was insufficient. Probable Cause to issue arrest warrants waycross Ta George E. Bon Hill argued that the McMichael's legal under Georgia laws on citizen's arrests the open carry of guns and self defense. The michaels told police they pursued with another person recording them on video after spotting him running in their neighborhood. The father and son said they thought he matched the appearance of a burglary suspect. Who they said had been recorded on a surveillance camera sometime before. Aubrey's mother Wander Cooper Jones has said has son of former high school. Football player was just jogging in the Tiller shores neighborhood before he was killed. Aubrey would have turned twenty six on Friday and a crowd of several hundred people. Most wearing masks sang happy birthday in his honor outside the Glenn County courthouse many expressed frustration. The long wait before arrests were made and fears that the justice system failed him the. Us may be moving to loosen social distancing restrictions around the same time a several European countries but it remains in a fond different and worst stage of the corona virus pandemic while infections and deaths from covert nineteen quickly raced to terrifying peaks in Italy and Spain. Both countries have managed to arrest the increase and now forcing the key trends downwards certain shops have reopened in Italy which has suffered more than twenty nine thousand. Kovic ths while Spain. When nearly twenty four thousand people have died from the virus will return to a new normality by the end of June according to the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in the US. More than half of the state so also pushing ahead with plans to restart economic activity urged on by Donald Trump. Who has said that we have to get out country open and we have to get it opens soon but the covert nineteen trends in the. Us are starkly. Different from the European countries hardest hit in the early stages of the pandemic not only has the US suffered the most deaths worldwide at more than seventy five thousand people so far it has also failed to bend the curve of infections down woods the US peak at around thirty thousand new confirmed covert nineteen cases a day in April but rather than this rate sharply dropping it is simply plateaued outside. New York a global hotspot for the pandemic that has managed to bend its curve downwards after weeks of societal restrictions the rate of new cases actually climbing in America public health experts have warned that the US is at risk of prematurely removing social distancing restrictions and encouraging second stronger wave of infections. One disaster-management specialist has said the reopening of several states devoid of the mass public testing required to safely. Do so we'll hand sentence too. Many more Americans federal investigators have found reasonable grounds that the government whistleblower was punished for speaking out against widespread use of an unproven drug that donald trump touted as a remedy for cove in nineteen. He's lawyers said yesterday. Dr Rick Bright headed the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on countermeasures to infectious diseases and bioterrorism. He had received a performance review of outstanding before he was summary Transferred last month with his agency. Email cutoff without warning. Investigators with the office of special counsel made a threshold determination that HHS violated the Whistle Blower Protection Act by removing Dr Bright from his position because he made protected disclosures in the best interest of the American public. Donald trump shrugged off the preliminary ruling about. Bright's complaint I don't know who he is but to me he's a disgruntled employee. Trump told reporters bright is a flu and infectious disease experts with ten years at the agency which is known as Bart Da is particular focus was on vaccine development. You can subscribe to five minute news with your preferred podcast APP on your smart speaker or enable five minute news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skin. Please leave a review on. I tunes podcasts or Amazon. Five minute news is an independent production covering politics. 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Taking success back to school
"This marketplace podcast is supported by transfer wise a one stop shop for sending spending and receiving money internationally join over six million customers in seventy countries who are already already saving and try it for free at transfer wise dot com slash marketplace or download the APP this marketplace podcast is supported by Alpha traitor Alpha. Trader is a weekly the investor focused podcast produced by seeking Alpha that will dive into the most impactful market news and set the stage for upcoming market events hosted by Aaron task and Stephen Alpher every every Tuesday new episodes include discussions with market experts on topics that are relevant active traders. Who are seeking Alpha? Be sure to subscribe to Alpha traitor. Now let us lead with the tumbling bond market driving up the interest rates we pay. I'm David Brancaccio. New York the benchmark ten year interest rates started this a young month at one point six nine percent. It's been up up and up in this morning. It's up to one point nine three percent. Christopher Lowe is chief economist at F. T. N. financial angel. What are we call that Chris? I'll a lot I guess that is. It's it's an absolutely substantial move day that especially when interest rates are as low as as a are Every quarter point is a substantial chunk of the whole so. It's not only a big move but it's one of the few people expected at the beginning of the month. All my friends here listening. WanNa know what am I. Interest rates go up so sharply theories well and end the answer. I I think comes down to two things. The first is that traders are convinced this phase one trade deal is a real the thing that's going to happen now. Just a word of caution they. They'll pretty much the same way about the trade deal in May as well so we'll see how that works out but the other reason is I think it was in the October thirtieth press conference Fed Chairman J PAL sounded absolutely certain they have cut interest rates enough this year to give us a robust economy from here out all right well we shall continue to report the data as it comes in crisslow at FDA in financial. Thank you for this. Thank you David this Sunday Spain. We'll hold its fourth general election four years though. The Socialist Party picked up the most seats in parliament. Last April its leader. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has not been unable to form. A coalition to pass anything into law and political divisions are mounting. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports. Three big issues loom mm over Sunday's election in Spain. One is the deadlock itself. It's you know. Let's get somebody who can govern that's Gayle Allard an economics professor at the I.. E. Business School in Madrid she says to is Catalonia where violent protests erupted last month over the imprisonment of separatist leaders. The far right party vox has been gaining gaining ground with its tough stance against separatists and then the third issue is the economy slowing down to about a two percent growth rate which is fine but high unemployment employment and government debt are also weighing on the country says Heather Conley with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It really still has struggled with the type of good quality jobs that provide meaningful benefits and employment. And that's in part what's driving voters frustration with the current political l.. Stalemate a stalemate that if it continues after this election could be a further drag on growth. I'm Amy Scott for marketplace this marketplace podcast is supported by personal capital offering online financial tools. To give you a three hundred sixty degree league review of all your accounts in one place. WanNa talk personal. Capital has registered advisors. Who can help you invest smarter and plan for retirement? Download the personal capital APP or start start today at personal capital Dot Com personal capital invest with logic plan with heart. You must've heard this expression. College is wasted on the young young. Well imagine what you would have learned if you approach the material not distracted by teenage things and with the wisdom that life experience brings marketplace's senior economics contributed Chris. Farrell saw some of this inaction low Chris a David where were you so I was at Notre Dame and I participated it's inspired leadership initiative and this is a program. It's geared for people who you know. They've had a successful career. And then they spend an academic academic year and Notre Dame and think about. What is it that I WANNA do next? There's a couple of other Stanford has one Harvard University of Texas Austin Austin in these programs highlight what I think is one of the major shifts in our society over the next several decades. which is older? dotes coming back at the campus to acquire new skills credentials valued by employers or maybe to start a business are these programs that are sequestered sequestered. The more mature students are off by themselves or they mixed populations they mixed populations in and that's absolutely critical. So the fellows she typically in these programs are called fellows. They do some of their stuff. You know with the other fellows but now. They're taking classes with undergraduates. And when you talk to the professors the professors really elite enjoy it because these older students bring experience and knowledge in conversation to the class. So I think for everybody young and older. It's enriching now. You mentioned some pretty elite institutions the price tag for something like this must be pretty high. It's really high. They're very expensive. But there are other options that cost less so for example well at the University of Minnesota. There's the advanced career initiative and it's about cost about half of what some of these leap programs cost and then there are some just shorter programs four months long so there is experimentation going on David all across the country and at different levels different types of institutions. But you're describing it. Sounds like you know boutique programs within these larger campuses. I mean could that somehow the wider impact on on what we regard is higher. Ed I think so. So so the pioneers the people that are doing it right now they look upon themselves as experimenters in what they really believe is that this is just the beginning a fundamental shift in higher education. We're living longer. We're working longer and the notion of you graduate from College in Twenty. Nineteen he weighed. They'd have sixty seventy year career. And so you're going to need to upgrade your skills in so what these programs are doing is trying to figure out. What's the best way to create a multi generational hired system marketplace's senior economic contributor? Chris Farrell thank you thanks a lot. And the collapse of the initial initial stock offering of we work the shared office. Space Company has become a symbol of new economy. Hype the high flying and some say highhanded ways of former CEO. Joe and chairman. Adam Newman also get attention now. Group of one hundred fifty we work employees have sent a letter to their management asking to be treated with dignity and respect expect these designers engineers maintenance and cleaning people acknowledged that major layoffs are coming to the company and say they don't want to be defined by the image of the company's founder under to quote the letter we are not the Adam Newman's of this world newman left with a one point seven billion dollars severance arrangement in New York. I'm David Brancaccio in the marketplace morning report from APM American public media this marketplace podcast is supported by Zappia. When you're at work you can waste hours every day on things you do over and over again now you can handle them? Automatically with ZAP here ZAP. 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"Hi I'm Amy Goodman. If you're tuning in right now democracy now is probably your source for news you can trust. Democracy now is independent. Which means we're funded by you not the oil gas and coal companies when we're covering climate change or the weapons manufacturers when we cover warren piece if you everyone who tunes into this podcast may just just one ten dollar donation right now? We could cover operating costs for twenty twenty the most critical election year. The United States has seen in decades. I think the the media can be the greatest force for peace on earth. That's how we come to understand each other. If you feel the same way make your tax deductible donation today by visiting us a democracy now dot org have a wonderful holiday season happy new year. And thank you so much Brown Madrid Spain. This is democracy now. Five years on the illustrations news and every year we have the records in heatwaves in temperature increase emissions so something is not working here but society. The society around the world is waking up. We are waking up from Santiago to Madrid to the world to confirm the climate crisis. Students across the globe are walking out of classes today in another round of climate strikes. A major march is set for here in Madrid tonight the site of the UN climate summit. We'll speak to climate strikers from Uganda and Chile as well as one of the organizers of the alternative Climate Summit that opened Saturday here in Madrid. It's called Pool Gray Sociale. Then we'll look at how some of Spain's largest polluters are sponsoring be. UN Climate Summit. I think he patroller and Tessa is too big Spanish gas utilities. I've both paid two million euros goes to the KOMO awkward diamond sponsors of Cop twenty-five but what's shocking is it. The Spanish government in fact broached these companies have them sponsor and then gave them a ninety percent tax break for their sponsorship and this allows these companies to hide the fact that remissions accusing runaway climate change all all that and more coming up Welcome to democracy now democracy now DOT ORG the Warren Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. We're broadcasting from Madrid Spain for the next week during the UN climate summit in a historic stat power speaker. Nancy Pelosi has instructed. The chairs of key House committees to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump Pelosi said trump's actions to seek foreign help and the twenty twenty election strikes at the very heart art of the Constitution. Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leads us no choice but to act because he is. I'm trying to corrupt once again. The election for his own benefit. The president has engaged in abusive power undermining our national security jeopardizing the integrity of our elections. His actions are in defiance of the vision of our founders and the oath of office that he takes to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the United States. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcement sets the stage for a full house. Vote on impeachment. That could take place before Christmas hours. After making her announcement Pelosi was asked by a reporter at a news conference if she hates president trump trump. This is about the constitution of the United States. And the fact that leads to the president's violation of Zone of office and as a Catholic. I I resent. You're using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is full heart full of love and always prayed for the president and that's still prayed for the president. I prayed to the president all the time. So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that House Speaker Pelosi's actions come as the house. Judiciary Committee says it will convene another hearing Monday to allow lawyers to formally present evidence in the impeachment inquiry which centers on how president trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate trump's political rival Joe Biden and his his son hunter presidential candidate and former vice president. Joe Biden lashed out at a town hall and Iowa Thursday after an audience member suggested Biden helped his son. Hunter get a lucrative job. In Ukraine under Biden had been on the board of Ukrainian Gas Company Brisa and the Republicans have been spreading debunked conspiracy spiracy theories about hunters position. This is a retired farmer from Iowa on the other hand since your son over over there to get a job and work for gas company that he had no experience with gas or nothing in order to get access for the for the president. So you're you're selling access to the president. Just like he was Dan why that's not true in and you send and that was former vice president. Joe Biden lashing out at the town hall in Iowa. Thursday the Pentagon is considering during sending thousands more troops to the Middle East account Iran. The Wall Street Journal reports up to fourteen thousand more. US troops could be deployed. The potential deployment comes as the United States claims. Iran has transferred short range missiles into Iraq. Saudi Arabia's taken the world's most profitable company a public the state-owned oil giant. Saudi Aramco raised a record. Twenty five point six billion dollars in its initial public offering. When trading begins the company will be valued at one point seven trillion dollars making it the most valuable listed company in the world where the one hundred forty thousand people around the world died from measles last year amidst to surge in the number of cases of the preventable disease partially caused by misinformation mation about vaccines? The vast majority of the victims were children under the age of five. The new figures come as the Pacific island nation of Samoa has arrested an anti vaccination campaigner amidst a massive outbreak of measles. That's already killed over. Sixty people mostly young children at least sixty. Two people have died. After a boat capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the West African nation of Mauritania. The boat was headed to Spain's Anes Canary Islands. It was carrying over one hundred fifty refugees when it ran out of fuel and sank on Wednesday. A shocking video obtained by Propublica shows the last hours of the life of the sixteen year old indigenous Guatemalan asylum. Seeker Carlos Gregorio Anandas Vasquez. He was found dead by his cellmate. In Texas Border Patrol Holding cell in May a warning to our viewers. This footage is disturbing Hernandez Vasquez has been diagnosed with the flu. And a fever of one hundred three degrees when he was put in the holding cell with another sick boy a nurse I recommended he be sent to the emergency room of his conditions worsened instead. Border Patrol left him in cold cement quarantine cell where he was found dead the following morning in a pool of blood next to a toilet in ancient checked on an Velazquez three times while the boy was dying dying but propublica reports the customs and Border Protection agent fail to perform adequate checks on the boy and never reported anything. Alarming Ming with the boy's health status the video also shows that C.. VP lied about how the boy's body was found in in France. Hundreds of thousands of workers are continuing their strike today in protest of French. President Emmanuel macron's proposed pension plan over eight hundred rebounds and people poured into the streets Thursday as the strikes Erstad Scheider schools across the country. Canceled hundreds of trains and flights. This this is French pensioner former construction. Worker Michelle Ma manufactured ball again today demonstrate for the next generation. Because is when you see that we have worked all our lives. I've worked forty three years. I have a twelve hundred years pension. I doubt that younger people have a pension like we currently have if they want it they. I love to work until they're seventy years old. It is untenable Uber. Says it's received over three thousand reports of sexual assault in the United States last year. The Wall Street back ride hailing APP has repeatedly been criticized for not taking passenger safety seriously and for reports of rape rape and sexual assault by its drivers. Regulators in London have refused to renew Uber. Licensed to operate in the city citing several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk. Hoover can still operate in London while it appeals the decision the Guardian Reveals Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida to leave of Michigan were targeted by a mysterious Israeli based facebook group and a far right campaign to spread misinformation mation Islamophobic attacks against the to congresswoman Johan Omar and proceeded to leave the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. Congress they've been subject to racist insult from President Trump and Islamophobic grants from trump supporters and other political opponents. They have both also received violent. Death threats a retired New York. Police officer has revealed the police departments transit district. Thirty four in Brooklyn New York encouraged ORIG- officers to arrest black and Latino men in exchange for rewards. The testimony is part of a discrimination lawsuit filed by Sergeant Edwin Raymond and three other officers who say they were forced to apprehend more black and Latino men than other racial and ethnic groups. The former officer Pierre. Maximilian also said Asian Jewish white people who referred to as soft targets. Were not to be cuffed. That all officers in that district required to Philip quote collar quota. Maximilian retired in two thousand. Fifteen after being retaliated against for not following these orders nearly seven hundred thousand people are poised to lose access to food stamps. After the trump administration gave its final approval to a rule change proposed by the Agriculture Department. The trump administration gave its stamp of approval despite receiving over one hundred forty thousand letters opposing the highly unpopular rule change in recent months. The University of North Carolina's facing student and faculty protests after the school secretly agreed to provide two and a half million dollars to a neo confederate organization to preserve and display a confederate statues known as silent Sam last year anti-racist protesters toppled the statue Gotcha which had stood on the UNC Chapel Hill campus for over a century critic. Sir accusing the school of helping to subsidize white nationalists and Nigerian secret. Police have rearrested. The prominent Nigerian American journalists and activists loyalists Suare just hours after he was released on. Bail after four months in detention short is a former presidential candidate in Nigeria and the founder of the new york-based news outlets Sahara reporters Schori's co-defendant. Oh defendant aloha Bakari was also released on Thursday and then arrested today. Amnesty International recently declared both men to be prisoners listeners of conscience to our interviews with Schori Moi les and his family go to democracy now dot org and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now how democracy now dot. Org the Warren. Peace report I make Goodman. We're broadcasting from Madrid Spain where the United Nations Climate Change Conference. I'm for instance known as COP. Twenty five began Monday and we'll continue through next week as environmental leaders from around the world gathered to negotiate global solutions solutions to the climate crisis. The summit was supposed to be held in Santiago Chile but the country's right wing president. Sebastian Pinera cancelled the summit just over a month ago amid massive protests against economic inequality and austerity. Spain's President Pedro Sanchez then offered to host. The summit activists have converged in Madrid for the summit and are hosting an alternative summit of their own Koumba Day Sociale. Aw Poor Oklahoma. The social summit for the climate the alternative summit has been organized by social justice and environmental groups to draw attention to the ongoing political repression in Chile corporate influence on the Climate Summit. Spain's own failure to address the climate crisis in the Eurocentrism of the climate conference which is being held in Europe for the third year in a row. The Alternative Summit begins Saturday morning. That's tomorrow at the University of Madrid and will kick off tonight with a climate march through the city centre. We're broadcasting from the convergent space. That activists are using a hub for their organizing. It's a Union Gene Hall and former monastery today is covered in colorful protest art and bustling with organizers that have pulled the alternative summit together with with only a few months notice. So we're right here in the CUMBRAE Sociale in the social summit for the climate with one of the organizers organizers Tom who hearts he's a journalist and activist with ecologists in Action. It's great to be with you. Welcome to democracy now. Tom As we sit here wait. This place is surrounded by posters. Maybe we can do a broad view of the walls it says Plaza Doulos Pueblos the plots of the people. Oh Salva Lativa Save the Earth as well. Let's decolonize. That is a very important issue. We have a huge history dat with millions of people who were slaves from Africa to America and never have been just as about that. So the issue of entrances an end to colonialism is very important for the march also today at six in the afternoon so hopefully thousands of people gathering in this very important. Tell us about this place that we're in. It is a former monastery. Yes it was more than funded years ago but it was a trade. Unions is building since the eighty S. And fortunately the trade unions said we can have it for two weeks to make gatherings assemblies and prepare the Martin actions of the different groups who are involved in the preparation on the activities. These two weeks like Fridays for future extension engine rebellion and many environmental and human rights groups trade unionists and many international solidarity groups fighting all around the world for Justice Bose Environmental and social justice. So tell us about this social summit for the climate where it will be held from the university to hear to where Hurrell and talk about the eight hundred fifty groups who organized the space in a very short period of time. Since you guys just got the summit of a few months Canseco a chilly. The social summit was organized in less than four weeks. And first of all it's solidarity action with the people in Chile with all the people in the world who are suffering crimes against humanity who are suffering repression who are suffering the crimes of Transnational Corporation Corporation and corrupt states who are only doing business and doing politics in favor of the day small minority which are the big businesses who also gathering here in the official climate summit so it's an complete unjust world. We have heard that in your news at the beginning and also in Spain we have the huge situation of unjustice unemployment so as the issues of social injustice the problem of corruption the problem of huge economic no no make and social and environmental crisis all over the world brings us together social movements trade unions environmental groups but also social justice his groups from all over the world and its first of all ed denouncement also of the repression of the right-wing government of Chile against the people in cheated did and that is very important for us. We're very connected with the movement in some day with the chiller and today the march activity will be at the same time as a march in Santiago Chile. We were the marching together and we connecting also with the organizers of the civil society space held at the same time in Chile also criticizing being the farmers and the fear is done in the officials summit because they are not the solution to the huge climate. Emergency we the people or the solution so talk about how Spain ended up getting the UN climate summit. I mean you have originally. It was Brazil and the far right president when he was elected when his first action office. US cancel the cop then Chile took then because of those protests the right wing president there cancelled and Prison Sanchez of AH Spain pick this up very quickly. Talk about the significance for him and now the right wing government that runs Madrid what it means for for them who actually campaigned against climate regulations. It's major campaign focus in the last week so we should know that. Spain is one of the European countries which is most responsible for the ingredients of greenhouse gas emissions over the past decades deacades so Spain as a huge ecological and historical dad was the Columbus south completely. Depending on imports of fossil fuels and the Big Transnational S. National Corporation from Spain or committing crimes and human rights violation all the time and are very responsible for the natural distractions all over the world so Spain is very responsible for the climate emergency and we have had Social Democratic governments and conservative right-wing governments. Who are very irresponsible? They were not caring sufficiently about the climbing the merchants and even if they bring the official climate summit from the UN hit Madrid read. It was a kind of a political shift to help them to get some votes towards the last elections. We had very recently on the pens of November. Actually the Spanish Social Democratic governments have shown the last year that they were not in grazing illness to fight climate emergency and seen they're not really willing to change the economic and also energy policy in Spain and that needs also completely shift a paradigm shift of the Development Model in Europe which is completely irresponsible and a root cause of the climate emergency all over the world. That's why we Are Feeling that it's greenwashing bows of the national very a cray and dark falsified policies of the Spanish government. It's screen washing of the right wing government in Madrid because only some month ago these Madrid major from the white wing party who was denying climate. Change who was US saying. He will eliminate all the environmental policies which the municipal left-wing government put in place only some months ago all like a low emission scheme to try to stop entering an many cars in the Metro Center. We should know that. Spain is one one of the most polluting countries also in the world. I mean we have nearly forty thousand people who are dying so we have premature deaths forty thousand a year that means in Madrid. It's about more than three thousand people dying prematurely because because of the air contamination and this mostly because of these huge traffic unsustainable transport system. So you have the previous mayor. You're Manuela Carmona's socialist mayor who Pushed for the Madrid. Centrale right this low emission sion's zone so you don't have this mass traffic jam all day. You're still have them as much. And then you have the new mayor air L Mehta who actually made his total campaign about getting rid of these restrict Chesley and just before the climate summit he he says that is the best thing ever done so now he's trying to cream Bush completely his very on responsible campaign he did and actually. The Popular Party is very responsible to filling the most PA- leading companies in Spain with public money. That's why Spain gives hundreds and thousands of millions of euros to the energy companies to the oil companies to the gas companies over the last years. And that's why we have in real problem. That is very difficult to get out of this. Fossil industry stopped ecologists in Action. In your group stop the mayor from getting rid of the low emission zone. We have a very interesting platform. Created many people here in the the city center of organizations involved in the platform to defend Madrid central and it was and work collective work and tens of thousand thousand people pulled into the streets and some chest after the local elections to ask to not eliminate Madrid Intel these low emission scheme and that that is very linked to fight for climate justice not only in Spain but the whole world. That's why those people who are fighting to get Madrid rid of of car. Traffic and air contamination is also fighting together with many people in the war against air contamination. But the hall sealy system of a Putting money into the car industry the oil industry which then also very responsible for the mining and human rights violation all all over the world that the Middle East and also letting Americans talk about nationally We've just arrived in Madrid from Stockholm and the president went to the prime minister when a snap election recently Patriots Sanchez. And he's in the midst of negotiating with us and giving me and blameless together but talk about the role and the increasing power of if the extreme right group box and how that plays in here whether we're talking about the environment or gender violence while the extreme right party is coming coming out actually on the split of the right wing scheme. which was the Popular Party because this problem of impunity in Spain so the crimes lines against humanity committed by Spanish? Fascism of the Franco dictatorship was never been judged and we have still hundreds of thousands of people in in graves. It's all over Spain and people looking for their bodies of their families so that is very anxious system and still from this. We haven't very fascist in the in the WHO'd he consistent in the political system but because of the corruption scandals because the riding public party of Spain is one of the most corrupted party in the world then right wing political parties split. Adopt a neoliberal Solano's to vox the extreme-right right and still the party. So they is also a growing voting towards this extreme right party body which is very dangerous and very similar to sings happening with trump in the US. We Salvini in Italy. All the pen in France or alternative Deutschland in in Germany. So there's very dangerous thing because it's giving a opposition to the grinding crude oops trying to make a tax on my grants on refugees and maybe there is a new fear two words these very extreme fascist groups ribs to make a PECs against my like we had this Tag Wizard was bombed. These we grenade was just has thrown into the residential center of mainly unaccompanied minors refugees from other countries and also orphans here in Spain. That is an attack which we can explain that. There is a growing institutional racism which is lit chicken is both by the right-wing party end the Social Democrats because unfortunately the Social Democratic governments is talking about human rights in the official climate summit but at the end they are responsible for migration policies which brings the deaths of thousands of people in the military. And see you just mentioned the example in Mauritania migrants and refugees trying to get to the Canarian island sixty two people dying. Doug is happening all the time they tried to make it to. What is Spain? The Canary Islands is happening all the time. Because the Spanish government together with the European Union are pulling hundreds of millions of public money to finance the military and the police in Morocco in a Libyan also tear kate to stop refugees and migrants getting to Europe and then they're responsible for this very criminal policies which makes people dying all the time and humanitarian see. That's why we you're talking about one of the biggest mass graves in the world so very similar new to the very criminal and migration policies of trump in the Mexican border town very quickly. We only have about thirty seconds. But we started by you talking about decolonization and how that relates to climate sitting in front of a big assigned that you have here at the camera at this social summit for the climate that says let's decolonize explain that more fully. Let's decolonize means. There is a deep historic impunity on the crimes committed by Europe Europe in colonial time bowls with slave trade but also with the assassination of millions of indigenous people in in America and these historical crimes against humanity was never been judged and this is still impugn and we would not accept that. That's why for us is so important. That indigenous people migrant and Rafi choose on the forefront all of the demonstration today it seeks bills bills indigenous communities and frontline communities are old world. Also fight again fossils Mega Brad Jake. And this of the same in Spanish and European Transnational Corporation who are financing the official climate summit. So this is a completely ingest just policies and unfortunately the European Union and the Spanish Social Democratic Government of very responsible for those very unjust situations options and Tom Kumar journalist activists with colleges and action one of the leading environmental groups organizing the alternative climate summit. Thanks so much for welcoming us into your space rapidly. Put together in the last few weeks and Spain took on the UN climate summit. When we come back we'll be joined by two a two Fridays for future youth activists from Chile and Uganda who are here in Madrid for the summit? They'll join activists from around the world today in the climate that March stay with us for so many bills to stoke on C.. Four the racial Businessman govern and I want nineteen twin. Vida Jones is check phen- inside inside a cafe is it. Is Scarlet. Gone Down This is democracy now democracy now DOT ORG the Warren Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. We're broadcasting live from Madrid Spain as the second week of the UN climate summit begins since September Madrid City Hall announced rollback plans to restrict traffic in the city's central low emission zone amid protests from a conservative in center right coalition the initial plan known as Madrid Centro. Sure wish introduced by the former left dismay Manuela Carmina. We walked over to the social media. Summit that we are here in today way to meet with people who are going to be out on the streets in just a matter of a few hours as thousands of people are planning this first major march in Brazil in Madrid around the UN climate summit. That's right students across the globe have been walking Out of classes today in another round of climate strikes here in Spain the sixteen year old Swedish climate activists attune buddy has arrived in Madrid to take part arden today. Strike as well as a major march set for six PM local time that began the climate strike movement last year when she started skipping school school every Friday to stand in front of the Swedish parliament demanding action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Her protests spread quickly glowing going global. Greta was mobbed mobbed by reporters earlier today as she arrived in Madrid on a train from Portugal on Tuesday. Greta arrived in Lisbon Portugal after traveling for three weeks across the Atlantic in a forty eight foot catamaran refusing to fly because of the high carbon footprint of air travel so we're joined joined now by two youth climate strikers hill the Flavia knock is the founder of Friday's for future Uganda and Venezuela is as a coordinator with Friday's for future and Chile were this year's. UN Climate Summit was scheduled to be until mass protests against neoliberals liberalism. Force the Chilean in government to cancel the talks Hilda an unhealthy. We welcome you to democracy now a Hilda. You just came from meeting with Greta Tune Berry and A.. And you've come all the way from Uganda for this talk about Fridays for future. Uganda and why. This is such an important issue to you. Fridays for future in Uganda started in February. And we were just to strike us. But now it's a very big movement we have our own twenty five thousand people striking for the global climates checks and it is a very important issue for us because it's US against our future. We either do something now. We don't have a future so why talk about the effects of the climate crisis in Uganda but effects of climate crisis in Uganda visible. And we fest that every day we have so much floods that are killing people. Recently there was so heavy rainfalls and very many people died because of that art that has been rising temperatures in the past few months in Uganda. That dread people's plantations because our culture is the backbone of Uganda and people are going hungry. Who are the biggest contributors to the Climate Crisis Racist E? Think in Uganda. And who are you trying to hold accountable there and is it inside the country or elsewhere I think it is both in and outside we as people in Uganda should be responsible for our actions and activities activities because some of the activities that are done in Uganda also contributes to the effects of climate change. We are aware that most of the effects of climate change are from other European countries because we contribute very little percentage is to the effects. But I think it's also our responsibility as people in Uganda to take on the action and you've just come from from Chile now. There's it's so interesting as this March is about to take place here in Spain if there's going to be a simultaneous march in Chile. So you were going to host the UN climate summit there but then the protests led to its cancellation talk about the significance of this well so ready for future as well interior. We have immobilizing for a whole year and hoping that people until we wake up and it's very inspiring trying to see like the whole movement that has started since October for the social crisis and people woke up that's very inspiring but at the same time is terrifying to see how how we're getting all from the state and human rights violations. That are happening until today so I think partly it was like a very strategic. Move to change the cup from Santiago to Madrid because since it was suspended in tailor their national the mainstream media is not talking about Tila anymore. Now it's been shrugging for me to participate Coffman going inside and seeing all the greenwashing that I already knew that it was going to happen but now it's also about human rights and the speech that attempted Cincinnati effort. The first day at Cup was terrible. He was saying that President cancelled the COP and Chile exacly. And I think if I was going to take place in Santiago he was forced to listen to people and to hear their demands and tried to solve the the situation in a more democratic way. But he was not willing to do that. That's clear and that's what's selling but at the same time. I feel that this needed to happening. Taylor and Israel spire to Spain to see old people very empowered and now we have the chance to write a new constitution Russian from Syria to get rid of tips constitution so that's very meaningful and we are a TV more than we thought we could like. Maybe three months ago are you sorry. He cancelled the COP. Were you shocked when he announced it. I mean you had hundreds of thousands of people in the streets protesting austerity protesting inequality cancelled both the APEC Summit Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the COP had had mixed feelings. I still don't have one position because from like from one side is like you. You see how people empowered and they collect take on to massive ASIF projects that the government had and had been planning for a long time that they were very meaningful so people feel empowered that they could have that impacts the other side like I come from the social like the environmental movement so we had been pushing for this like awareness yes and these movements for the whole year so he was a shock and he was A. We all felt like this impression of the decision. And they're sending a AH stem like our president was not willing to listen to people and to have an open dialogue because cop will hopefully had the opportunity to open different space face like the social summit. That is still happening something and so many other because here the UN climate summit the social summit for the climate is starting tomorrow. You're also having an alternative climate summit in Chile anyway right in Santiago. Yeah and it's a We're now we're responding to the social context so for example you're supposed to be focused on the climate crisis but aware embracing everything. That's like the debate for the last two months until it so now that we have the chance for writing a new constitution voting for it on April. Now this this climate summit is also like a space for debate on how to include lake shifting our prime in these new constitution and how lake the social demands that is like basic access to location. Healthcare pension. Systems are taking five people's life. Those basic human underwrites can be sustained by a paradigm shift and like a a new model. That is not a pushing people to its limits and also a it's leading us to climate rhythm so talk about the links between climate catastrophe and human rights and human rights violations nations in Chile for example indigenous Mapuche people and what people are facing. Can you talk about the connection between the climate catastrophe that we are all facing the climate crisis and human rights violations in Chile a particularly around the rights for example sample of indigenous people like them a pusher. Yeah well until the Mobutu Lake for centuries have been lake like facing the pressure of the state and human rights violations and I think we have to learn from them in order to cope with the climate crisis they have a different paradigm. Have answers that we need to look at and respect if you've seen the protests what's super interesting is that there are many flex we'll indigenous lake. Maputo flack modern team flex. So that's a sign that we need to redefine our culture and we are like looking back into our roots for answers so that's super inspiring and then I wanted also to touch unlike the human rights violations that are tied with the climate crisis and the fossil in the street. Because something. That's very cute and Teela is that we have sacrificed so these are communities that are forced to live right next to copland and and this is one of the issues that we have been bringing throughout the year with the social and environmental movements and we are demanding that the bay it closed down Copeland's by twenty thirty alternate cutlets and I guess it's just important to call attention that now for example energy that is one of the founders of cop five is now retracting from investing you to re renewable energy and the land for decarbonising when icing our energy system like just being justifying itself that now the economic crisis -til is coming and it's Cetera so in a moment i WanNa talk to you about your connecting activism with the Arts but Hilda. I want to go to you and Uganda if you can talk about some of your family background that what inspired you to become a climate activists that is no but we as his family in Uganda where facing Effects of climate change back then when I was still young and we need to know that what we're facing were the effect of planet change and many people didn't know about that and some people you can still do not know that the effects are facing Singapore because of climate change because the climate changes naturally known in. Uganda as it's not taught in schools so we had had big plantation in the village and me and my family used to travel to the village to like for parties the Christmas season so there was a lot of food then but then after sometime it captain changing or the politicians Titians started drawing up Well a farmer yes and my grandfather. So we had animals as well in the village but when the effects of climate started showing up are left became bit very hard because we lack We eat plantations where watchtower by the heavy rains. And sometimes we had very little rainfall and a lot of Sun son temperatures were increasing. So we'll start to dry up so we could get what and positive for the animals it to feed so my parents sold off most of the land and part of the animals because we could net feed them anymore and then last attempt to get had because we could not find food and WHATTA So sometime I had to go to school but my dad couldn't find money to pay for the t shirt turn because we didn't have any more food to sell or anymore animals left so I had to sit down for three months while my friends were call and to me. Climate change is a personal issue. It affects US talk about how important it is for the UN climate summit which for a few years now has been held. A in the north in the global north to hear the voices of the Global South like yours is really be at what to say but to me as a person from the global south I think it is right to Bahir to speak to very many people especially people in in them blow. North Paul are also patch of the people that are really causing some Mitch effects to the climate crisis. It is a very big very big issue for me to be here and I feel like maybe there's hope that after this summit maybe people will change the way they live or people will have concrete actions towards. What's this climate crisis? Finally this issue of Arts and resistance and Hella and our music break. We're GONNA play your song talk about it and end. Where are you planning to perform it? And why arts as critical part of the resistance movement. Yeah I feel bill that will are from the mental for us to understand the scope of the crisis and don't lose hope that it's it can heal us and inspire us some. We've had the scientific reports for years now telling us that climate change on the ecological breakdown. It's here but art can really heal and nurture our our resistance. I think and I know the extinction remaining has dislike wrench narrative culture like as part of their action as well. So I really feel that this key in order to continue in the long term for in this movement and explain. I'm buried the Papa topic so I actually wrote it like the name of the song instead of bill was going to cover my kids but then I realized that he was not a good name. Because of course I'm against the markets but by bill me eastern England man of paper. And it's it's it's actually seeing into the delegates that are like writing all of these papers and agreements and for years have being lake writing down if commitments. They are not achieving. They're not like actually transforming this into reality because every year we hit records on emissions. Yes and it's just also calling for the movement to become stronger and to raise our voice us leg the tallest waterfall and it really comes with lots of metaphors. Can you give us a few lines before we play Before we play that song a few of would you mind saying few awesome. So it's It's Cuando sometime and then you know Safeway Luica that's your that's your together. I guess you could say your singing name. I WanNa thank you so much with us yes. I'm hello valance valance. WALEA is coordinator with Friday's for future and Chile. And we WANNA thank Hilda Flavia knuckle boy. WHO's come from combat COMPA? Halley Uganda as foundered Fridays. For Future in Uganda. This is democracy now when we come back. We look at the anti-corporate movement taking on the UN cops this year cop twenty-five we're broadcasting from Madrid. Spain stay with us. Leeming Leeming is they say the You know so eh Lee soon so soon Hat Man of paper Sung and written by our guest on Her artistic name is Louisa shall sing that song during a concert after the climate march today here in Madrid at Cop Twenty Five. UN Climate Summit summit democracy now is in Madrid for the next week and we'll be broadcasting throughout the week from inside and outside the UN climate summit from the sweets to the corporate suites to the summit floor. I mainly Goodman a group of climate activists walked out of a panel at the the UN climate summit which began earlier this week here in Madrid on Thursday to protest the presence of Shelby and Chevron representatives from the oil companies taking part in events organized by the International Emissions Trading Association Laura Vanderberg of Friends of the Earth Netherlands took part in the walkout. We don't think that polluters like shell like BP and like Shafran should be at the influencing influencing the climate talks here So we stood up. We we cover our ears and we walked out of the room to make a point to say shell should be at the club. Shefrin should be should be at the cup. They're wrecking our climate. And if if we can if you have these polluters here be won't stay below one point five degrees this comes. The Spanish government is facing criticism for reaching out to indesit Spain's biggest polluter to sponsor the UN climate talks. Our next guest has been organizing toxic tours of Madrid to expose the corporations and financiers driving the climate crisis past savvy though is a researcher and campaigner for the Corporate Europe Observatory. We welcome you back to democracy now Pasco think it seems we see you almost every year at these. UN climate summits either in the streets are breaking up some side conference. That's happening inside. Talk about at this. First Action that you've engaged. Shocking facts that companies like Shell. VPN Chevron very same culprits. They've been causing this climate crisis. I let's not forget trashing communities in the environments everywhere they go a hair pretending to be part of the solution and what we heard equally shocking. I mean they're trying to turn forest ecosystems nature into the new carbon markets. This is disaster for all of us especially when we want to keep temperature rises to maximum Komo one point five degrees. This is just not feasible with their plans so the action itself was embolic. We covered our is stood up. Covered areas made sure we couldn't hear the rubbish that show was spouting and then we'll tell but this is not the only shows organizing involved multiple events throughout this summit and is just one of many any examples of the sort of cooper involvement that we see more and more of here. Well you've just come out with a report on the corporate sponsorship of the UN Climate Summit and talk about what you found indeed indeed so it came out today with corporate accountability and Nexium and it shows that in fact the biggest polluters are sponsoring these climate talks from fossil fuel companies. Banks finance them as well as many others like airlines. And so I mean what we saw is yes not just the biggest polluters who are using this huge greenwashing opportunities. You'll see that logos all over the COP. They're also using this to influence the talks themselves to gain access access to the negotiations through events. Getting GONNA come through events to cocktail parties and other forms are privileged access. And this is. I mean year after after years that I've been here year after year and the problems got worse year after year that we have these companies completely wrapping themselves the colors of the UN pretending to be green whilst lost underneath the dirty reality climate criminals. But also what we showed in this report is lots of these companies have been involved in huge human rights abuses and workers abuses across Latin America. which is the underlines the neo-colonial nature of climate change in colonial roots because a lot of these companies from Spain? A very active and ex-colonies colonies in Latin America keeping those relationships going. We'll talk about the electric company. Cosponsoring the summit and what that means it's the largest greenhouse-gas and veteran Spain completely so endesa which is produced electricity from from coal gas and oil. It's Spain single biggest polluter when when it comes to emissions is involved in all sorts of terrible projects not just here in Spain and Latin America so it's involved in gas over there. Gas Production Action. Gas In fact is little known base as bad for the climate is cold. I saw involved in big hydro-electric which have led to huge indigenous rights abuses as well and big accusations of corruption but it's also joins by its fellow big `electricity company Evil Driller. which for the last few years as really being trying to a green image but we we looked at the in our report we came out with two thousand eighteen? It produced more electricity from fossil gas than it did from wind and solar combined and same goes for its investments last last year two thirds were into new gas so yeah so. The Spanish government took this project in the last few weeks because Chile cancelled the summit. You're very critical of them. Turning to the biggest polluters to co sponsor the event. How do you think something as large as this? Tens of thousands thousands of people coming into a community plan in the last few weeks. How could it be alternatively financed? Yeah I think we have to go to WHO's actually financing. It is it. The corporations have been approached because the Spanish president went. What's called the BEX thirty five thirty? Five biggest listed companies on the Spanish Stock Exchange and begs them to sponsor begged him mm for two million euros each and in fact what he did is he offered a ninety percent tax break to these companies. So it's not these corporations in fact it is the Spanish tax payer who's paying for these talks who's paying for the greenwashing paying for the for the lobbying access. The weight that needs to happen in fact these companies need to a pay their taxes would be a great rate star but also we're seeing vulnerable communities across the world. Those who did the least contribute to this problem suffering the consequences and the companies that have caused it rather than receiving giving tax breaks rather than receiving fossil fuel. Subsidies should be held liable for their actions should be made to pay so right now here at the UN Climate Summit Summit. Do you see any improvements. I mean the COP was hold three times in Poland which could be called coal land and the last one uncut of each day last year. That is the heart of Colon in Poland. The Convention Center where the Climate Summit was held was modeled on a coal mine line. Do you see any improvement. What we do see is more fear? Shall we say so here in Spain. What you see all these? These big dirty energy companies are pretending to be green. Endesa bought the front pages of pretty much every Spanish newspaper to claim that is becoming a climate leader. But what we're not seeing is action. We're not seeing money on the table for countries and communities Anita face the consequences of climate change. We're not seeing real solutions. arcing real ambition so in fact despite the hundred thousand millions of people out in the streets and fears is a huge disconnect between what people are demanding people at the morning real solutions and what our governments is it doing who keep listening to these same corporations and this space ultimately. It's a symptom of a bigger problem because the problem lies at national level and our national governments our governments imbedded with these same corporations in Spain. The Spanish government gives fossil fuel electricity companies hundreds of millions of dollars and euros in subsidies to the companies the national monetary estimates globally government subsidize the fossil fuel industry to the tune of five point two trillion dollars. Annually that I mean that's massive. What would that look like? If that were subsidies given to win to solar to thermal this this would pay for that much a year. We're looking of course I mean to pay for. If done this ten twenty years ago that would probably be enough but what we're seeing now is the amount that's needed needed for communities and countries already facing typhoons droughts fires. That's already covering that figure. But if that figure went towards clean energy went towards a real sort renewable transformation we could change our economic system but unfortunately governments are not going to do so. Because that's going to really impacts the bottom lines of these same dirt energy companies. Well well Pasqua Savvy though I want to thank you so much for being with us. We'll be taking a toxic tour with you tomorrow in five seconds. What is toxic tour? Look like we're going to go round Madrid's streets to the dirtiest companies involved in this cop. Starting One fifteen at the stock exchange in Madrid. 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"Live from NPR news I'm Janine herbst with just ten days to go before election day the candidates are kicking off the final stretch of campaigning democratic. Hopeful Joe Biden is holding to socially distant drive in events in Pennsylvania and president trump is speaking at big campaign rallies in three states impure Sam Greenglass has more. In the Philadelphia suburbs cars honked and agreement as Biden blasted trump's handling of the coronavirus while he's telling us, everything's all right. We saw the highest number five, thousand new cases in one day since pandemic began a short while later in North Carolina trump downplayed the coronavirus during a with few people wearing masks. Govett Govan governed. By the way November four th, you won't hear about it anyway. The to campaign sending very different messages about the pandemic as a record-breaking fifteen million people have already voted Sam, greenglass NPR news a rare Saturday session for the Senate today as lawmakers debate the nomination of Judge Amy Tony Barrett for the Supreme Court Democrats are employing time consuming procedural hurdle saying a nomination to replace the late Justice Ruth. Bader. Ginsburg should wait for the next president. But they have no real chance of stopping the nomination in the republican-controlled chamber and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett but I do not believe it moving forward on a nominee just over a week removed from a pitched presidential election when partisan tensions are running about as high as they could. I. Don't think this will help our country become a better version of itself. But frankly. I've lost that procedural fight. The Federal Appeals Court judge is expected to be confirmed on Monday and then quickly joined the court. The fast track confirmation process is like none other in US history. So close to a presidential election. Even with cold fronts, moving across the west fires are still burning for member station K. U. N. C. in Colorado Carly, Huckabee reports the record-breaking fires aren't showing any signs of stopping while the recent cold front has proven helpful to fire crews and containing some of the fires around Colorado. The East troublesome fire is still raging in Rocky Mountain National Park in a brief Saturday morning incident commander Knoll Livingston said today will be another active fire day we have a red flag warning today advance of that predicted snow tonight and into tomorrow those wins in combination with some low relative humidities are certainly going to be our concern the. Fire has claimed the lives of an elderly couple and is now more than one hundred, eighty, eight, thousand acres for NPR news I'm Carleen hackles in Loveland Colorado. And I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to NPR news. Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the corona virus NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. One of the people he met in recent days was French Open tennis champion Egos via tech. Via Tech met with due on Friday fresh from her French Open win earlier this month as the first poll to take tennis Grand Slam title she was welcomed as a hero and due to awarded her the Gold Cross of merit for her achievements in sports and promotion of the country. Internationally, the Polish Presidential Palace says Duda is fine and we'll be quarantining via tech's said in a twitter post that she will now isolate to France and most of Europe are in the midst of a second wave of the virus hole in his seeing a sharp rise in corona virus cases and hit a daily record on Friday Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris. Despite Spain becoming the first European country with more than one million confirmed corona virus cases and cases in the Vatican Pope. Francis met with the Spanish Prime Minister Today. But both were were without masks. Pedro Sanchez did wear a mask to greet the pope, but he took it off before their meeting. The Vatican says thirteen Swiss guards, which is the colorful division of the Pope's security operations recently tested positive as did a person staying at the same guesthouse in Vatican City where the Pope Lifts In his speech Francis called politics a noble act saying the mission of a politician is to help a nation to progress the pawn of says it's very sad when ideologies drive the destiny of country you're listening to NPR news.
Return fire: Irans missile attacks
"Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economist. Radio I'm your host Jason Palmer. EVERY WEEKDAY EH provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. After nearly a year and two general elections elections. Spain has at last cobbled together. A government coalition unusual in Europe between two left leaning parties cannot government hold together. And even if it can really get anything done and the game of Darts has historically been confined to pubs in Britain where local leagues battle it out over quite a a few pints but after a bit of television transformation the sport became more glitzy dramatic. And now it's heading to America first up though more From the moment news emerged on Friday that Iran's military commander Custom Sulejmani had been killed in an American drone strike talk has been of how Iran would retaliate now. It has in the early hours of this morning. Iranian state television showed missiles flying in the region of the al-Assad courbet's in Iraq which houses American and coalition troops were no Iranian forces launched more than a dozen missiles into Iraq two sides one bill on the other. The Al Asad. Abbas at work car is deputy editor of the Economist. Honest and they struck they claimed to have killed at least eighty American soldiers. The signs out of that's nonsense. They're signals come out of the United States. Probably no Americans being killed but we haven't had that confirmed yet so what looks like at first sight a huge esscalation their big tax that everyone was dreading actually might tat out to be something far. Smaller than that and some of the indications are that both sides want to slightly draw a line at this point that stands in sharp contrast the heated rhetoric of recent days. The first sign coming out of the United States was trump's tweet in which he said that all was going very well and he'd give a press conference today but it was the signs that he did not want to respond in spite of having been very belligerent in the days preceding this Iranian missile strike. So I think think it looks as if because I think there are no American military casualties if that's indeed the case that the United States will not respond and that's interesting because in the lead up to this. There was enormous speculation about how to stop this escalating out of control in the very short run and a great fear that neither side would be able to calculate correctly directly about how to say faces far as they were concerned at the same time as not leading to the next response and it may be that Iran has managed to do something very public take that it can boast about home tool the millions of people who turned out for the funeral and memorial of Suleimani at the same time as not provoking United States Response Response and so by that rationale. You think then that this may be the end in the short term for Iranian aggression against America when it may be the end of the avert response but most just people's calculation about how Iran might respond was that it had all sorts of subtle underground covered ways of responding responding for instance. cyber-attacks assassinations swarms of boats attacking shipping in Iranian waters around any waters. Now you'd think that the so the more overt vert those things may be off the table but the subplot ones which can happen over a period of months. There's no reason to think that those what happened in spite of the fact that the Iranian in foreign minister has sort of signaled as these missile strikes went off a sickly. He does not want a war with states. But there's a lot of things that Iran can do short of all they will. I hope not lead to war. There will still punish the United States. Forty it sees as gross offensive. You say that Iran could say that you expect that it will. It's very hard to know I. I think it probably will because that has been its pattern of behavior in the past but what was interesting before this United States response was that that America's had this policy of maximum pressure which is really putting strain on the Iranian economy. Iran was responding a number of ways. One of those was to begin Into loosen the shackles of the nuclear agreement but others were to start to launch attacks shooting down American drones in what the United States claimed was US American international aspects rather than Iranian s base Attack on Saudi oil installations NAP cake. This is not covered even though the Iranians denied responsibility ability in the advocate case and said it was in aerospace in the case of the drone. These aw getting more overt and bigger and more strategic and more threatening gestures from the point of view of Iran so I think that if it forces around back into the channel of cyber attacks and stuff like that is a change in Iranian behavior savior. That's accomplished by killing money so as much as the suggestion that the killing of slow money was an overreaction or reckless it may have had the intended effect but it may be reckless. Because I think it's very hard to calculate exactly what Iran will do but if it is a response to increasing Iranian belligerents in L. to reestablish some sense of deterrence that that may be one of the effects has but it won't be the only effect and the calculation of whether it was the right thing to do involves summing up all the consequences which are very hard to know amendment. Well one thing is it seems that civil and diplomatic dialogue is now entirely off the table. I think it really is if you remember. The rationale for pulling out of the nuclear agreement was to negotiate a better one and one that included. Not just the nuclear program but all the things that Iran was doing the destructive in the region including missiles missiles and yet the idea now that you could negotiate. Anything seems to me ridiculous really when. You've just humiliated Iran and you shone. You're not a particularly equally reliable negotiating partner so means the American strategies got one strategy Iran. Really which is to strangle the economy and to threaten massive retaliation if it service steps the mark but if at the same time in humiliating run the American Administration has shown that has little appetite for full on war. Doesn't that leave more more room for Iran to at least push at the edges of its nuclear program to press ahead. I think Iran now has two motives to the pack on both stronger than they were before the attack. Akon Selemani one is that it's fairly clear that if Iran she gets a bomb it protects it to some extent just look how. US policy towards North Korea. which does have nuclear weapons is different from policy towards route? One reason is the Nova. She has got the weapons. But the second thing is that the program itself becomes a form of escalation a a way in which you can put pressure on trump to do something now again. There are thresholds here and it's very unclear whether thresholds lie if Iran overstepped some threshold sold whatever it is then. The United States and possibly Israel can respond with bombing campaigns. And that will set the program back by some degree. I would argue that. It sets it back a few years but either you call bomb the contents of people's heads. Iran now has a lot of experience in this. It knows what is doing is getting more experienced experience all the time. And there's a certain amount you can set it back through destroying physical infrastructure but you cannot eradicate nuclear program and if Iran is really determined to get it will get that so uncertainty in the short end the long run of afraid to eighties highly uncertain and so far this has been a story entirely and only about America and Iran what about Iran's greater regional ambitions part of which have excited the interest of the Americans in the first place. Is this going to change the way run his acting in the region. It's a very hard question. There there are a couple of reasons we think it might inhibit. Iran one is to the extent that Sulaimaniyah himself was an unusually gifted commander. It sets that back on the network was to some extent built on personal relationships. But that's a very unpredictable thing. There are plenty of command. This thing's been going on for a long time. It does have structures. The second aspect is interesting because as the Iranian economy suffers. There's a certain resentment domestically about amount of money that all this stuff costs now even though this is in military terms and incredibly cheap way of buying this much influence in the region this combination of small expeditionary force and militias paid for by Iran. It's still quite a lot of money when you're conham shrunk because of sanctions and ratings of noticed and they're cross about that so the other question is really whether the new you come on down future. Commanders of the goods will be able to command the same share of the budget. The Sulaimaniya could he was a figure of immense authority in Iran inevitably. His replacements will not have such authority. Whether they'll be able to come out as much money on what I think is an open question. Thank you very much. Thanks extras. Don't pay sensitive Betas Gus. The flag the applause for the formation of Spain's new government spoke of jubilation but also relief the country had been heading towards a year without a government since democracy was restored in nineteen nineteen seventy-eight. Spain's politics have been dominated by just two parties but recently that functional two party system has fragmented. Yesterday's vote allowed allows Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to form a government in coalition with the far-left Party a demos it was a dramatic moment. Each lawmaker Kurt revealing his or her vote one by one Blanco. Pablo no no votes. Were ahead right. Until the end and the final count the proposed coalition passed by a margin of just to the agreement has outraged Spain's group of right wing parties but it has the tacit has it approval of s era the largest party arguing for Cadillac independence issue of whether the region can break away from Spain remains the most divisive in Spanish politics politics but for now the new government offers much needed stability. Were yesterday after ten months and two general elections. The the Spanish parliament at last voted to allow Pedro Sanchez. That Socialist prime minister. WHO's been a cat for all that time to form a government want Michael? Reid is a senior editor economist. Rowdy Sassen of a couple of hours and did by the mannerist of margins by one one of them sixty seven votes two hundred sixty five with nineteen extensions. There was a lot of emotion. Gracious is rather hard boiled. Donald far left politician leader of pod. Amos which is essentially. Listen Papa Bust into tents which is not something one seem that from from the chance of yes we can from the day most members. That's what means in Spanish Sanchez. His government it's a controversial government is a coalition government for the first time in Spain since democracy was restored in the nineteen seventies to left wing coalition and to get there because it doesn't have a majority it relied on the extension Russian of a scatter the largest Catalan separatist party. So why has it taken so long. For Spain to to form this government. federalists inches inches came to office. In June two thousand eighteen by winning essentially emotion against a conservative government but it was a minority government. It only lasted until February of last year. He quoted election. This actually did much better in general election but fell well short of a majority garrity various options for trying to form a coalition. Then he in advisedly as it turned out when for I repeat election in which the search has actually lost three seats and lost a lot of seats bucks. Liberty in Spain wanted a third election so Sanchez ended dot swollen many of his previous statements and forming this government which you've been pledged not to form with the far left with the abstention attention of Gotland separatism only seven so in in essence. He has had to make quite a few concessions to to his his his own promises. His own political predilections wants to get this to happen. He's made a lot of concessions. I mean when he called the repeat election he said it was because he was such a strong government that would not be independent on on separatist. And we've ended up with a fairly weak government that is dependent on his that same. It's important to point out things things. It's actually quite hard to throw a Spanish government because you need to lighten up an alternative majority behind a particular Kinna alternative prime minister and that given the opposition. Most of the opposition is on the right. Some of it is radical separatists. Mr It hard to see them coming together and the second thing is that because this got lacks a parliamentary majority. Some of the more catastrophe last comments from some business leaders on the right cemented love of dumb. How much this will be able to do is open to question? Yeah well quite. But let's take a look at the political spectrum is it now exists. I mean this. Vote only succeeded. Because Mr Sanchez secured the cooperation of the Catalan separatists. I mean they will surely want something out of that deal. Yeah I mean. He reached a written agreement with the largest that only one of the three the separatist parties. And it's studying ambiguity in both sides can say what they want about it. Mr Sanchez says that open ended talks. which is what he's agreed to be within the framework of the constitution which does not allow regions to have referendums on self-determination on the other God scanner as saying that the talks would evolve all options being on the table and they will cooks for exactly that thing a referendum determination? I think one can say that this agreement and the setting the talks many help to take some of the emotion of the intensity take out of the cash line issue in the end the rule was going to have to be talks on the probably won't be any significant agreements in the short uh-huh and what about on the right sort of unlikely combination with the hard left put Amos Party. Where where does that leave the those on the right of the political spectrum? They fear arrest some of them say imply that it's an illegitimate government which it is not perfectly legitimate democratic government and in some cases aces they denounce this. They could have offered support or abstention to Mr Sanchez to avoid this government. So there's a degree creative hypocrisy on political calculation. There is now a three way contest on the right. The big winner in the repeat election then was vox which which is a hot right but which prevented the People's party than the mainstream from making more games so there's a kind of you've retarded competition on on the right but I think what this does show is that it's been true for much of the century in in Spain. Is that kind of politics. As mocked overheated rhetoric. You mentioned that it. It may well because of all this All of this infighting be difficult for the government to actually do anything. But but what about its stability. Do you think the coalition will will stick around at stable. It'll stick around for two or three years days. It's quite hard to overthrow punished. Gunman as long as they get a budget passed which they will try and do as soon as possible. You can roll that over for a year for another year concern for two or three years. I think the government can survive whether it can do a lot more than that Michael. Thanks very much for you talking to When you think of traditional additional British sports crickets rugby or tennis might come to mind one called game with its roots in medieval England could be making the two prime time in America Darts? The sport is widely played across Britain with local competitions often being played between competing teams pub teams in this case being last night's league match between the Royal Oak in for them and the hatchet in in Romsey deep in the new forest in southern England. These games have a bit of a boozy reputation other than anyone be surprised. By the fact it's in a pub people having a drink his suit suit off the tee Sirius' more about sexual thoughts related pups bull. So it's going to have these you've reputation number one. Come on late as one hundred honest. It's silly school in power twelve lakes around haven't at all it's suspend them doing nothing and sit in front of the TV cheese Around if you wondering so many British pubs you'll still find a few beer belly. Elite folks throwing metal arrows aboard Franklin is an assistant news editor the economist but this peculiar British pastime is finding fans far outside the pub. So how popular is it in the puppy and I've certainly been two pubs where I've seen people play. I have played myself as a matter of fact very well but is it. Is it. Widespread those is still popular in pubs around the country but it's long been on TV here in the UK. As well in the nineteen seventies. There was a peak in which it was shown on the BBC. Millions of people tune in and then it started to pick up a kind of reputation. There was a famous comedy sketch where two dogs plays with competing C.. You could drink the most that really undermined his reputation as a a proper sports. I think well but it is one that I d say has its roots in the pop it does and I think it has a proud history there but in the last few years it's been elevated to something a lot more professional and a lot more serious in terms of spotty ambitions. How do you mean so in the early nineteen ninety s Some players who wanted to be taken seriously and we're struggling to make a living playing darts broke away from the British Darts Organisation this stuffy organization that was in charge of the game in in Britain and they formed their own group which became the Professional Darts Corporation. And they teamed up with Rupert Murdoch's broadcast the sky and between them the PD sea and sky have turn dot's into something between WWe wrestling and a pencil. Him is no coincidence that the world championship dot is most. Prestigious event is on over Christmas smurfs and has heroes and villains appearing onstage cheering from the crowd and outrageous fancy dress costumes and so in that sense. It's it's got rid of it sort of of heavy drinking loutish history definitely not so you won't find players drink anymore is strictly water when you're up onstage but the fans definitely still go for a night-out an in heavy drinking is a big part of that some of the fans that I spoke to freely admitted that they weren't really. That's the dots that were just there for a night out but the PD embraces this. If they can nice Britain's biggest policy they'll do that and it will have doubts up on stage but it being stuff to the Boswell fancy dress big night out heavy drinking all still sounds if if I may say so still fairly British. How is it finding a wider audience than that? There's definitely something undeniably British about the sense of going for an is how drinking heavily playing some Games and then stumbling home but those things it turns out a loved around the world as well dot is huge in Europe especially in Germany and the Netherlands. The best player in the world right now is Amankwah. Michael Van Gogh and who's known as the Dutch dots which is a fantastically nickname. And he's draw new fans in from all over the world the BBC claimed a third of the tickets from from the last world championship went to German and Dutch fans. And they're also trying to break new markets such as America DOT ISN'T UNFAMILIAR TO AMERICANS SOFT IT DOT to game. I didn't play with. Plastic Arrows is traditionally more popular. There but does is never really been seen as a spectator sport. It's been played in Las Vegas for a long time. The PD have a a big tournament there. But this year they're gonNA try and take it to New York it's the PDC's I events at Madison Square Garden and hoping to draw much bigger audiences. So as the game name changes in its perceptions chain against this sort of glitzy sheen to it or the or the people who are playing changing as well yes slowly so you find big characters in all all senses of the word playing and traditionally is middle aged men throwing the dots but one of the big stories. This year was a woman called Fallon. Sheriff who was the first woman to win a game of the world championship chip and actually went to the third round eventually took home twenty five thousand pounds and she's going to become one of the new stars at the sports I think. And if she can show the women can stand up with Yorkie and take on men of the vote just as well as any other player can then. There's no reason why they shouldn't be Mormon does place at the highest level. Well this has been frankly all over the board. Thanks for your time. Thanks Jason. That's all all for this episode of the Intelligence. If you like us. Give us a rating on Apple podcasts. 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Spain: Todays issues & challenges for the future with William Chislett
"Hola que tal buenos dias Buenas Tardes. I don't know what time of day it is where you're listening from or what time you listen to this podcast, but I'm glad that you're listening and warm welcome. I am your host for when in Spain. My name is Paul Berger British. Am I living in Spain? And well, if you're new around here and you're not exactly sure what this show is all about. Well, it's all about Spain Spanish culture Spanish life people places of armchair travel cultural in Summits my personal observations and insights on life in Spain. There are episodes offering practical advice for all different things. You were planning to come and live and work here and of course, I must mention our fantastic guests and speaking of guests. This episode is no exception joining me in this episode part two of my conversation page. William chislet last episode I was talking to him about the transition to democracy in Spain the death of Franco a Monumental. In Spanish history really how will speeds be reinvented itself again, after 40 Years of dictatorship to become a democratic country. If you haven't listened to the episode do go back and check it out. It's a really interesting William change. It was a correspondent here in Madrid from 1975 until 1978 and he covered first-hand for the Times newspaper in London. The transition to democracy is not what we talked about in the last episode in this episode. We're bringing it up to date. So this is part two of the conversation with William chislet who incidentally writes extensively on Spain and he's actually got a new book out this week, which is called me crestoria de Espana the sort of Short History. I suppose of Spain and it's actually an updated edition of his wage. New book which was published in 2013 called Spain what everyone needs to know and I would highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of this book. If you're interested in Spanish History Society politics economics that kind of thing but it's written in a very digestible and accessible way. So if you'd like to read it in English, it's called Spain what everyone needs now and the Spanish version which just been published is called the microwave story espanyol. If you'd like to read it in Spanish in the news Spanish version Williams brought it up to date. So what else is William talking to us about in this episode where we're going to be looking at Spain today and the challenges that Spain faces in the future. We're going to be looking at issues concerning education the education system in Spain. We're going to be looking at the problem with pensions, which is not a problem unique to Spain, but Spain certainly does have a bit of a crisis on home. And regarding pensions and retirement. We're going to be looking at employment and of course unemployment in Spain as well and the video liberal working life in Spain and the many issues and problems that are related to that situation. We also talked about the Spanish economy diversity in the Spanish economy. And at the end of this episode we're going to be talking about covid-19 and the European Union's pandemic Recovery Fund and how potentially this will help Spain 140 billion euros a huge amount of money off which is going to be divided between grants and loans and William talks about that and gives his insights in his perspectives and his opinions on how potentially that could help transform the Spanish economy in the future, but just before we get into that just to say indeed. If you are new to this podcast that when in Spain is on Instagram, give us a follow on there and you'll see lots of photos of the guests that I have on the show dog. 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So if you'd like to socialize with them head across to Facebook join the group and join for free and it's your place to ask any questions poem You think what you think is interesting for other members as well and one last thing just before we get into the interview with William. If you have been listening to the podcast for a little while now and you enjoy it and you find it beautiful and entertaining and please do you consider supporting the podcast? I'm an indie podcast don't have the backing of any big media operations or sponsors or advertising or anything like that. It's just me. I'm doing it in my free time. So if you enjoy it, please consider supporting it on the crowdfunding website patreon and you can find one in Spain's patreon page at patreon.com in Spain patreon, then you can sign up to make donations any amounts you'd like a monthly donation from as little as $1 three dollars offer you a shout out on the podcast. If you sign up at $5 or more you will get access to bonus when in Spain content and that's enough of that. So let's get into the interview with William chislet khong My first question to him was house Peyton changed beyond all recognition comparing today modern Spain with Spain just after the death of Franco and the transition to democracy. So that's Thursday. We pick up the conversation. In nineteen eighty-two Alonzo get the Deputy Prime Minister that said we're going to change the Spain so much she'll be completely unrecognizable. Is it unrecognizable now? So unrecognizable. It means that you know, many of many of the things that we enjoy about spray will no longer be here economically. It is unrecognisable. Although tourism is still off the industry here as it was an 82 we no longer have any steel plant. I think I'm right in saying we have a flourishing car industry, which was in its infancy. Well not quite know maybe say it's life lessons in eighty-two now, it's very much in his adulthood. But essentially politically it also unrecognizable. We have 16 parties in Parliament. I don't know how long run eighty-two but I don't think there were 16, but of course, we now have a very unstable Parliament many Spaniards urine for the time when we either had a p p government or apathetic government care phone number. Perhaps with an absolute majority those days. I think I've gone forever you think so. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We have a coalition the moment which many people don't realise motor is now the only country in the e u has not had a coalition government in the last forty years and Spain now has one and has had one for not very long and and as you can see it's a fairly squabbling Coalition, which I suppose by definition Coalition governments tend to be but this one seems to be pulling in different directions and put a missing socialist for example, but Amos wants to get rid of the monarchy says it publicly which I think is absolute disaster Don Pedro Sanchez either is unable or unwilling to sort of call order and say Hey, you know, you're in the government. We are a government supposed to monarchy. You should be saying these things that's quite a good segue to take us up today. The challenge is that Spain faces structural changes and you've written quite extensively on this. I'd like to start with education. I think in your opinion this is a kind of root of many problems in Spanish society and Spanish economy. Today is the education system tons of reforms over the years but really in practice doesn't seem to change very much. What are the problems that you see with the education system explain. This is a country that has a an early School Leaving rate by that. I mean those who reach the age of Sixteen which is legal age when you can leave school of 17% at the moment at the height of the boom. Up until 2008 the early School Leaving rate was 32% So in other words one in three sixteen-year-olds in I think it was 2007 had left school at sixteen. Most of them were not going on to do what obviously they weren't going to University because you got going University is going to succeed. They haven't done the necessary exams, but they weren't doing vocational training by their birth. That is come down to 17% which is still roughly double the EU average and it still far too high. And when the Great Recession came as of 2008 after the bursting of the property bubble and the global financial crisis, this was a Lost Generation if you had left school at let's say the year two thousand. Anyone in the construction or tourism, which is not what many of them did and he lost his job or two thousand in Los in 2008 bit difficult for you. Go back to school. Ya College Years Ago by yeah. So what you're going to go about the secondary school 24 if you left in 2007, okay. Yes, you've missed a year. You could have gone back. So that's one end of the scale down to this girl you have this is a country with a high proportion of people who have gone to University. But who when they come out of the University get a job, but very awful way below their qualifications. I mean, this has been shown in surveys. So this is a tool extremes one extreme the people who are under-educated who've off don't go very far or was there are exceptions and then the those who are well-educated who end up with a job at frankly. They didn't need to go university for which another reason for not going to University. Right, but it bleeds a lot of frustration. So that's that's one of the problems. Another problem. Here is the Rope system of learning you and I come from a country of I think it's called critical long. Oh, yeah, whereas we question were taught to think and to write so not to you know, learn the name of every single River in Spain, which I don't wear those kids still do but they don't have to do with the package. So that's another problem and space. The only country that has a road system teachers are more dangerous ground here because I don't like to slag off teachers particular. My wife was a teacher but it is no secret that Spain generalizing does not have as many good teachers as it should have as a leave it there universities here or courses are being reduced. But this whole idea that you can be in your third year university and you still got an exam from your first year, maybe two from your second year over year I gave you birth. Then back to secondary schools that roughly 30% of children who have to repeat a year summer comes and parents, you know turning a hair out to dispatch to see whether little Jose or little Maria have to repeat a year and that is unheard of in the UK. I mean it really really really rare they want to repeat you have to be absolutely thick black interior for you to repeat a year here. It is quite common, but we're still at least you're leaving school 16. Okay, so they have a big problem in education and every year every CD points these things out and even says things like, you know, Spain is the country has probably had more education reforms and most of the European countries, but life has changed. Another huge issue entrance what you've got the dependency ratio massively aging population and not enough at the other end working to support in a nutshell. Exactly. Yeah. Well, this is a country and this is again a tribute to Spain for on talking about changes you are with Spaniard lives. Ten years more today than he did when Franco died. I might not see very much. But actually it's quite quite a change tested me to the lifestyle the eating habits more or less. I think the longest Live Nation now in the world recently overtook. Japan is Thursday. It will overtake Japan in in in the future incidentally the UK life is going down. It's declining whereas the Spanish one continues to rise not so much now as say in the nineties, but it's rising and I think 83 is the average lifespan suspension is a big, so you have a country with a long life. Facts and see a country with a higher unemployment rate people having fewer children also be having fewer children. So you put that together. What does it mean in in a we have a pay-as-you-go pension system that today's workers are paying the pension of tomorrow's retirees. It's the same in the UK if your people are working and obviously it's going to have an impact of the pension system. So you'll have to raise the age at which people can retire or you have to be make people pay a higher contributions on their social security, but you can't just let it run and do nothing off successive governments are being discussing this there was a reform which some bits have been popular mystically undone, for example, or this may get me to trouble your listeners month free visual for D-Link pension rises from inflation, which kicked up a fuss with old age people protesting, you know, my pension in real terms is not dead. No, it is it is one of the things that needs to be done here until until they can sort everything out. It may not seem very much that you increase your pension by let's say the inflation rate is 1% but 1% when you take that as over the total pension bill is quite a lot of money so they reduced it to basically either no increase or I think zero, 2% Anyway, it was delayed for inflation That Was Then restored that the flashing that was put back by Mariano rajoy. Are they going to remove it again along with other reforms? Who knows? Cuz it all come about a time at the time of David which is hit the old age population particularly hard, but it is a problem here and it gets very technical and people don't understand it off but it's not so many going to be brushed under the carpet unemployment. Stubbornly High has been for a long time with its decrease over the last few years, but particularly high unemployment among a team. 24 year olds connected I'm imagining with with the education put the system of early School leavers. It's a whole slew of things when one looks back at the the the. No Name Is Good us the fat cow. Up until basically forms of ninety six seven up to 2008 something like that unemployment never got below 8% 8 percent in the country where you and I come from is a disaster. Let alone the US 8% What were we talking to UK 4% below the moment. So the better than to 8 Wednesday calling Econo me was rolling along on the back of an unsustainable construction boom amongst other things, but essentially that so that tells you something that's you know, that was the most they've achieved is to get that 8% since Franco's died went up to twenty-six twenty-six. And now it's I think Seventeen at the moment in percent reasons terrorism dead. Accounts for one in seven jobs 12% of the economy. It's not a twelve months a year industry. Obviously if you're running a hotel you don't but actually some hotels do close in the winter. Yeah mm. But there are some jobs obviously, they're not all year round many many of them are only you know, but basically they're going to be fair it functions basic in July and August and that's about it the chiringuito birth as in the Costa Del Sol. I'm not open 12 months of the year. So it's partly linked to the the structure of a Spanish economy, which is disproportionately based on tourism and Construction Construction does provide jobs 12 months of the year. But again, it's not as a sustainable industry in the terms that you can keep on building houses at Infiniti right off course not okay, then you have the education bit where many of the best students can't get the kind of job. They want to hear doctors Engineers nurses scientist. Et cetera. Are we talking about a brain drain them abroad and then have the owner end the guys that come out of 16 having that school really who really qualify for not going to be taking home and Cassandra and there were opportunities open to them and also talking about unemployment. I wanted to talk about the dependence and indeed I have friends who have come up against this over the years the dimensions on temporary contracts in Spain is absolutely right. I think at the moment were about one in three. No one in four point four twenty-five percent is a temporary contract was endlessly roll over the daughter that was opened in Eighty-Four by the Socialist government of Libya Gonzales as a way to get round the Franco labor laws, which are very paternalistic. Basically, if you were a good guy did your job didn't get involved in politics the labor market was quite good to you. And if at even if you've been a political prisoner you could go you could go back to your old job and that was a game. Probably case of buses Camacho probably phase most famous political prisoner and the key force behind the workers commissions the creation of it. That's another problem is what they called insiders and Outsiders off the temporary temporarily employed people but often just rolled over and endlessly even though the law puts limits on this and then you have the Insiders who are on the contracts everybody wants which are the permanent contracts which are much harder to come by and you're right, you know, I know people who've been on these rolling six-month contracts for years and years and years. I've never problem there is that the severance payments were people on permanent contracts in European terms and everything is relative. But oh too expensive even though they've been reduced. So this is an incentive for companies not to have permanent workers because they want to pay so much when they get rid of and the other thing that I've noticed happening as well is this culture of well, they call falsa autonomous is fake or Thomas people basically working freelance contract, but. I'm for the same employer based in an office as a way for these employers to avoid paying their social security. Yeah. Well, that's I mean they're based on court cases on this which I think if I remember right we've gone against the law the the employers those people do have a job albeit, they're being exploited and but there's not quite the same as those are don't have a job that I wanted to get your opinion on this real life. I mean, this is anecdotal I suppose I spent a lot of my Spanish friends many of them have this mindset or say the many Spaniards have this mindset of the dream job for you've reached Spaniard is to become a funky an audio to get a civil service state government job cuz it's super secure you get a generous pension. It's almost impossible to lose that job and I was trying to find some stats and you may well know better than what I could find. I could only find something from 2006 a survey conducted found that 56% of Spaniards then between 16 and 30 Jun. But looking specifically for a government job which for me then also feeds into this whole idea which will touch on in the second of the lack of dynamism that there seems to be in in the Spanish economy. There's lack of entrepreneurialism. You wanted the question almost already because why do people want such jobs because they are secure and safe difficult to get rid of in an environment where these people look around and see people losing their jobs or having a temporary job or whatever. So the kind of the two go together the the obsession with becoming a civil servant is is very much related to a labor market that is that is unstable that doesn't provide the security that people want their thoughts of entrepreneurs. I always find Spain a red Dynamic Society not a long trip indoors go abroad and we're successful is easier for them to probably be successful abroad and at home Here research and development is very low here you one of the lowest in in the European Union. There are plenty of startups here. Some will be very very successful but not your average depending which kind of person was speaking of you talking about the guy who left school when he can't even think about the civil service job because you need a University degree. So you just forget that long those come out versus T. Obviously it's it was a job has its attractions, but they have to go for this my view crazy process of an opposition. I'm glad you said that I wanted to touch with them. I suppose we would translate as a competitive exam. We're basically you lock yourself away for more than a year, maybe two years or maybe 3 to study to be a state law York State Economist or state whatever would no guarantee that you're going to actually get it at the end of the day. So if you don't you must feel pretty frustrated you spent three years doing that because it hasn't gotten off. Wanted and I don't hear the house right behind us. We share a wall. They have four kids the wife's in notary and the husband's estate lawyer. And once we were sitting my wife and I were sitting in our patio and we could hear what sounded like a chant for prayer in a mosque Thursday. And we thought what Earth is that and then we twigged that Gonzalo the Father the state lawyer was testing. He already had a student who would study the opposition opposition to become a state layer. It was a woman and he was saying to her right, you know article fifteen. I don't speak English. Yeah, I mean in English if you want to be a diplomat, so what you need to do, you need to have a good degree then presume. You got a lot of foreign office and they have its own interview and they may have no one hour exam or something. That's it off. You don't lock yourself away first couple of years to work in a post office. There's an opposition for that. There's another 60 on reversal. My wife tells a story when she was she she started and ran the British council's job teaching English language unit at the University of alkaline arrows. So we're talking a 1990s and there was an opposite see on to become a portero off like how you call it. Someone who handles the door. Yeah presumably at at the University not in a private house and he had some kind of opposition for it off and she remembers that I think she spotted someone and she made known him or something and you know, why what you doing here or something and this guy had a I think a doctorate and something rather. That are still trying for the opposition. So I mean, I have a friend of a friend of mine is studying to be a wet the judge and I think he's Thirty-One thirty-two years old. He's been studying opposition has to be aware since he left University. He's never had a job. He's never worked. All one age was maybe twenty-four twenty-five. I think he left University of entered a master's. So let's say for about six years. He's been opposite under his taken it and it's waiting with this covert situation to see what's happening. Yeah, took it last year. He went see but I mean putting that into a context of opposite the honors and I know other many fans were nurses who had to deal opposite the honest to to become a nurse and have done it failed it decided to again for another year two years out of their life connected with while they would studying then it working now living at home with their parents. I mean and so there's there's kind of knock-on effect as well that goes with the joke ago something like wire some Spanish like Jesus Christ birth. Because they because they they leave home and early thirties diversification of the economy. We've touched on it already tourism construction. Can Spain ever we move itself off its addiction to investing in building infrastructures instead of investigating people. What would in your opinion be obvious path for diversification was a good area to finish I think faith is the the European Union's recovery pandemic Recovery Fund otherwise known as next-generation you which Spain will stands to receive in the form of Grants or loans a hundred and forty billion euros the second largest amount after Italy to put that into context the Marshall Plan of 1948 to birth rebuild non-communist war-torn Europe after the second world war in today's terms is would amount to about $112 billion euros wage. That's for that's the whole of the Marshall Plan and Spain just throw that out to gives you an idea of the size of the money I gave fast. It's going to come with very tough conditions. It is not the money is going to be in the bank of Bank of Spain tomorrow. You can spend it how you want. No, it is very clear. You have to wage. Present projects that fall into line with the guidelines of the EU. So for example digitalized digitalization green energy. It's a whole list of you you can use some towards education labor market reforms possibly not I don't think the pensions the base wage is to diversify the economy and is Spain's case make it less dependent on tourism. But this is not a quick fix. It's not as if oh and very importantly if one European Union objects to the project you present under the scheme, then the money is stopped is not disbursed until all the countries have agreed. Okay, yep will allow it or no, we want so one country can hold up the process so comes with lots of conditions the conditions. It's not as Burrell the Spanish who's the European Union's foreign policy Chief said your average Joe on the cost of our soldiers our waiter. You know for him the recovery from me probably absolutely nothing and what has to be brutal about this unless he's sufficiently young to be retrained off. But it's not going to you know offer a quick fix and you and I in five years time or even longer going to wake up to discover that this is now on a booming economy on the back of renewable energy startups and many other things tourism is going to be and will always be the number one industry. But there is an awareness that. Spain needs to spend preferably nothing on physical infrastructure unless it's a dire need. I mean the roads here are world-class the high-speed rail network. The average is a second largest after China in the world. And many other things infrastructure wise our world-class Spain needs to spend it on human capital. Which is a lot less of buzzwords of this EU program not on More Physical in infrastructure in the hope that it will make a more sustainable economy, but it's not going to provide someone here. They asked me or how many jobs will this be you program provide? No one has any idea whatsoever. I mean, it's a stupid question. Anyway, it's you know, no one knows how many jobs are going to create it very much depends on Spain's ability to plan the projects. To execute the projects and to absorb such a large amount of money once a bear in mind that spends record on using the money to which it is entitled and which it says it is not entitled to receive under EU programs. Spain is one of the poorest countries in in executing that money. So put it in simple terms if the EU is going to give Spain a hundred thousand Euros over four years. Spain so far as only spent forty of those hundred euros, although it can spend a hundred because it has been unable to plan and execute programs long. Do you think this fund could be a kind of blessing and a curse? They're going to receive this money. We don't know long-term. If or how many jobs it could create but then it's forcing Spain's hand in a way to look up new ways to invest this money both ways of potentially diversifying its economy. But had this not happened had Covent happened would have continued along the same road. I see we're getting it. Well, no, I think that, you know had this awful thing to say, you know. For covid-19. A what you call it a tablet a tablet would probably fall under the scheme. Very mind during the pandemic when schools were closed. I think only six out of ten households had digital platforms. So the kids busier lost a year off uni Berg, which is out of the moment officially. I think launched on the 6th of October me crestoria the espagne which is an updated and extended version of your book Spain will everyone needs to know from 2013 very briefly what new material have you included in this this new edition, which is instantly published in Spanish. Okay. Well and 2013 Oxford University press published in their fairly well-known fact, everyone needs to know they included Spain in it. And I did and I wrote that book. It covers ridiculous as it may account many centuries of Spanish history in a maximum of about sixty Thousand Words, which is like two hundred something Pages, especially which is part of planet and bought the rights to that this year. And so they the English book whatever needs So now ends in 2012 the Spanish version which is a translation of the English version, but with me adding bits into bit that's already been written already digging them and then I wrote about another thirty thousand words bringing it up to July of this year. I had rather frustratingly. I had to a closed book 3 days before King, Juan Carlos fled the country the booklet. The book is not supposed to be, you know, a blow-by-blow account know because you know, I come back I go from the go from Roman times up until this year up until Cole. Magically, so for example, is it there's a a long first chapter that goes from Roman times up to the end of the Civil War But it includes I'd like to think a lot of walking the most important stuff. Yeah. It was my largest table one. My let out is in an introduction. I say very clearly this is amiko Astoria and it does not pretend to cover everything. All I can hope for is that it encourages people to explore further. So there are two final chapters one which basically goes from 2012 to 2019 pretty clean economically. So it takes it takes him more of the crisis in rajoy the arrival of Pedro Sanchez and Sentra in a final chapter, which is called quo vadis Spain. Well what has been going which froze it Forward of it? And includes Cove it but I say it is not a encyclopedia profound book. It is supposed to be a reasonably good read. It's used by universities in English version. Hopefully the Spanish version will be there was not written for students. I mean, it's aimed at a at a literate fairly intelligent audience that is a way of provoking people to go on and delve deeper into the subject. Well, thank you so much for your time. It's been an absolute pleasure chatting with you. Thank you. My pleasure sir. That was William chislet a big. Thank you to you William for taking the time to join me on the wedding explained podcast. So I'll leave it off for this episode next week. I've got another fantastic guests lined up interview already recorded if you're into books about Spain and a very famous author who wrote a lot about Spain who is a big Spain fan as well and arrived a lot of inspiration for his works from spending a lot of time here in Spain, particularly Madrid. So as a few Clues and a few hints view their job Got a great guest is an expert on this writer. I'm not going to give any more details away than that. Just be sure to tune in for the next episode and find out what that's all about. As always. Thank you for listening. 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Tuesday 19 May
"You're listening to the globalist. I broke us on the nineteenth of May two thousand and twenty on monocle twenty four the globalist association with UBS. Hello this is the globalist coming to you. Live from Madari House in London. I'm Georgina Godwin. We begin the show in Spain. Where Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez? Minority government is struggling to get parliamentary support to deal with the pandemic. Could this topple his administration? And here's some covert nineteen advice from the head of another troubled administration. You'd be surprised at how many people are taking it especially the front line workers before you catch it. The frontline workers many many are taking it. I happen to be taken it. I happen to be taken per drugs. Jenkins and we'll catch up with the latest medical and political developments in the United States then French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's presented a joint plan to spur e recovery. We'll look at the franco-german initiative and then to Hong Kong. I met Japanese F late for the gold medal around his neck. And I said you must be proud of you medal. And then he said well not really acknowledging the medal of me home because economic element. I'm gay we'll hear about the GAY Games. Catch up with the big business stories on Tiber Russell through the papers. That's well ahead here on the globalist live from London. I a look at what else happening in the news. Us President Donald Trump has threatened permanently. Pull US funding from the world. Health Organization and France's highest court has ordered the government to lift its ban on at places of worship imposed to combat the spread of covert nineteen. Do Stay tuned to monocle? Twenty four throughout the day for more on those stories but I your government is the Titanic. But don't expect us to be or orchestra. Those were the words of Spanish opposition. Popular Party leader. Pablo Kasahda to Pedro Sanchez. Now Sanchez formed a minority government four months ago and has been struggling to get parliamentary support for his plans to tackle the pandemic ever since joining me. The line is our Madrid correspondent Liam oldest. And thanks for for coming on. Is the analogy. Correct is Sanchez administration sinking ship. Well I guess Sanchez Administration has always been a boat. That's teetering very close to the edge of a of a dangerous precipice. I guess I mean you have to remember. This is Spain's first coalition government in its democratic. History It never had easy even before. The Corona virus crisis hits centuries. Government was was quite weak. It's a minority government. It's going into coalition with the far-left Palermo's party which provides a lot of IRA particularly from the riots in Spain and a lot of people in in the right wing parties particularly in the popularity and the far-right Vox Party. Don't even recognize policies right to exist so he always had a tough right from the beginning and better choice acquired interesting strategy when he declared the state of alarm at the start of this crisis he announced that he would be going back to palm every two weeks to validate the state of revalidate. The state of alarm And that's been quite a difficult process because every two weeks. He said to front up to parliament subject themselves to the to a lot of abuse. I Guess Parliamentary Abuse An- lots of bravado and lots of comments like the one you decided from from public asylum and he actually nearly didn't two weeks ago. Nellie didn't get the state of alarm approved again. A last minute scramble with the the Center Citizens Party saved that from actually failing that motion failing and now today he's going back to parliament to ask for a one month extension. He's been advised that this is this whole thing is sucking the political oxygen out of every other issue in Spain and he needs to focus more on on the recovery now now that Spain is right in the middle of its de-escalation period. He needs to focus on on the future in the next few weeks. He's asked for a month extension but it doesn't look like he's going to get that month extension judging from the comments from various opposition parties today. And what is it that they object to why I mean? Surely it's in their interest for the state of alarm to continue. Well there's been a lot of posturing you have to remember that. Just yesterday there were two regional elections announced for the twelfth of July This means that a lot of the parties are on election footing so positions will hard in those elections where both scheduled to take place in in March but obviously or early April. Sorry were there. Were actually Postponed because of the the crisis and a lot of a lot of the the political parties. The opposition parties are hoping to to destabilise stabilize the government. They don't want the government to succeed something that doesn't happen in. Spain is the so-called rallying around the flag when there is a crisis a lot of a there was a very brief interlude of of I guess goodwill from the political parties when the crisis hit. But that didn't last very long so you would think that it was being everyone's best interest to very along the state of alarm but that's not the as coming out of the far-right right. Vox Party and the and the Party and I mean it seems that even some of his allies like the Socialist President of Valencia amongst his critics. Well that's another thing that Sanchez and any Spanish. Prime Minister has to deal with is the the the regional tensions the power balance. You've got lots of different regional power barons as they called in Spain. Who are always trying to score points off of each other. So he hasn't really exposed. Sanchez is in a bit of a power because the state of alarm gives him complete control over the national health system and movement between region. So now that the de escalation period has started. You've seen a lot of these regional governments basically demand that they get more more power and more control. And that's probably what we're going to say today in the in the wheeling and dealing before this motion is approved or denied that some of the regional are going to demand that they get more power back in Sanchez. Has There's been a few murmurs last night saying that. He's probably willing to do that but he probably doesn't want to do that now. There are various protests going on two distinct types of protests. Can you run US through those? It's been very very interesting. To Watch this roll out there not very at least protests aren't very dissimilar from from some of the other parts as we're seeing in the United States and the UK from a lot of them are orchestrated by by far right groups in Spain. The people who are coming up to the street to cry for freedom and and basically protests the government the wealthiest some of the wealthiest people in Spain. You've seen body of Salamanca. Which is the richest suburb in Madrid Unin? Spain flooded every evening with people waving Spanish flags banging pots and pans. This is actually a very well known. Spanish process called the Cather roller which are actually became familiar with when I was covering the Spanish Catalan cessessionist struggle. Every night. Little catalans would go out of their balconies and bang pots and pans to show their dissatisfaction with the government. Now it's very interesting to see the section of Spain who mostly quite against the catalans secessionist. Adopting the same sticks. They're wearing flags as Capes. They're banging pots and pans and using some very interesting scenes of of convertibles rolling around the MANCA where they're tops down waving Spanish flags and with megaphones crying out for freedom so these protests have been watched with bemusement from the Spanish public and Warri from the Spanish government because a lot of people coming together. Risk of contagion. Enough the fight to graph of the old woman who made to bang her pots on five. That's probably one of the most iconic photo twenty twenty. A woman actually brought down. She's not yeah. She's not begging. The Muslim pants go made in her uniform. Buying them for. I mean that really sums it up. Doesn't it but you've seen a lot of the extreme-right volks party actually orchestrate little these protests and have called for big protest actually on Saturday to inform people to come in cars in eight Spanish towns and cities and basically choke out exhaust fumes and beep their horns a lot so you've probably scenes as well but it's a very small minority of people coming up but they're making a lot of noise. The second protests that are that I think is worth noting is the actual kind of confrontation between Madrid's regional government and it's a premier Isabel USA. Who's quite a hard liner? And she's really kind of position yourself as the main opponent better scientists as government and basically been complaining because Madrid still hasn't gone into phase one. It's still in phase zero which means still restricted in harm's and that's basically because the health department and the government has actually prepared for the health the health and the hospital health system in the hospitals for that. De Escalation period. She actually submitted the report to the government two weeks ago and it was a big controversy because no one wanted to sign that that report and the head of the regional hospitals actually resigned because he refused to sign it. So there's been a lot of scandal from the Madrid regional government and and that's kind of big huge hot potato between the between in in Spanish politics right now though the battle between Madrid and Madrid's Central Government Liam. Finally I mean could this foster. A redrawing of the political map will the captain effectively down with the ship. I don't think it's too early to say whether Sanchez is a is a political survivor That he's like I said. His government is a knife's edge a new poll that came out showing the his block. The Socialist Party with party if election was held today would win one hundred fifty seats that still well short of a majority whereas public. Assad on the on the far formation would get one hundred forty nine seats. So it's it's very very close to call but I still think that a lot of the smaller parties would never submit the government to essentially emotion and topple the government because they know the alternative. The Orion Public Assad is a bit of a five ran. Wouldn't be much better and also toppling. A government in the middle of the crisis would serve. No one thank you very much. That's Liam monocle. Madrid correspondent no yesterday French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor. Angela Merkel came together to present a franco-german initiative to respond to the covered nineteen crisis in order to spur e recovery as much of the continent begins to emerge from lockdown. There's been conflict over how to deploy billions of euros needed to end painful recession and come up with comprehensive action plan and a Rosenberg head of Europe and the UK at the political consultancies signal global was watching the joint press conference and can tell us what was said. Welcome to the show. It would seem that. Angela Merkel has shifted her opinion. She's no longer opposed to to bailing out crisis torn EU countries. What plans has she agreed to put forward? Well I think it's I would say opposed to bailing out countries. I think there's a compromise going on here as you may remember. And the A lot of calls for grownup owns not too long ago especially by southern European countries. Police specifically and corona bombs would have meant that European member states issued joined debt. Now what they have agreed on instead is that the EU Commission will be allowed to issue debt on capital markets to raise to raise money. There of about five hundred billion and a lot of that money will be basically issued by all member states to be handed out to the worst affected sectors and the worst affected countries so this is quite a significant step from where we were a few weeks ago and these grants or other loans will have to be paid back while I. It's important to say that this is not a done deal yet. This frankly Jim and initiative as you rightly point out so I think needs to be agreed by all twenty seven member states. And they're still quite significant. Opposition FROM THE FRUGAL smaller. Northern European member states an Australia. I think it remains to be seen if this will be. It's agreed as she outlined as they both outlined yesterday however the significant can shift here. Is that America's make clear. She wants the money to be grants rather than loans. And this is the sticking point because the more frugal European countries have insisted that they want the money to be loans so ultimately. I think we're going to end up with a combination of the two. How how about the other nations been consulted? Well that is not quite clear. I think that overall the press conference yesterday was a surprise. It was not expected. I think we were all expecting the EU Commission proposal on the twenty seventh of. May I think it has been talks between the most important the largest number states and with the Commission? But not everything has been discussed. Of course this happens quite frequently that Jimmy and Franz come up with a great idea and then most other. Eu countries fall into line with ultimately the largest number states and if they agree in a way they represent the different factions of the EU in this crisis. There's a very good chance down the line that everyone is going to agree to this I mean all of Europe's economies been hit though can can we'll countries afford to contribute to the fund. How how will the size of the contributions be be worked out? That is not yet clear. How specifically it's going to work. I think that the key issue is going to be new money right so ultimately the EU Commission will go to the capital markets and raise money. And it's still to be decided if we're really going to see those five hundred billion original plans were three hundred and twenty billion so. I think we still have to wait until the final proposal is made and then the ideas for that money to be to be raised there and to be paid back over a very very timeframe through the multi-annual financial framework. Which is the US seven budget? But it's not even if this is going to be in this cycle or the subsequent one that would start only twenty twenty eight so it's really a it's a long term game How the markets reacted to this. Very positively very positively mainly because the significance an opinion that has been around for the past couple of weeks has been that the US citing to get together and we have not been saying that we have been saying that typically in this situations when there is a crisis the EU actually takes a while to get to get its act together but ultimately stops to to to get things done and emerges stronger as political as as an economic union but a lot of market participants have been predicting that this could very well be the end of the EU so in a way the announcement yesterday is a significant upside surprise. I mean Macron said that he believes it's a deep transformation and and and what the European Union and the single market need to remain current. He said it's what the year is needs to remain united. Do Do you think that that could have been a pro without plan? Could there been the danger of the union shuttering. I think there were a lot of trends. That were really pointing a bad direction. And the ultimate event that that made this worse was the recent Jim in High Court ruling which made it more difficult for the European Central Bank to keep on buying and bonds with it. They still can't do that but it showed that there is a limit to how much e you leaders can rely on the central bank to to do that dirty jobs and I think that's what ultimately pushed merckel also very very shortly after the court ruling too cool for Fiscal Union for a great political union. And I think this is something. We're going to see much more of keep in mind that mokhless going to preside over the council starting in June and I think she's going to make this part of a legacy to knowledge so that the you comes out of the stronger she's even talked about changing e you treaties. Now that's a big big deal and it takes a while to change the treaties. I think that all the key European player acutely aware they need to step up the game is they want to eat you to get out of the stronger and what we've seen. Yesterday is the first step into that direction and intensive how this money would be spent. Obviously public. Health is a big area but presumably green and digital transitions. We'll be a big part of this. Yes and that's something that you usb confirming consistently and something very important that the EU green deal and some Bishen to become carbon neutral by twenty fifty scoring to be center stage here. So I think a lot of the money will go to firms to countries that emphasized their commitment to the green deal goals. And we're going to see quite a bit of changes. A result of that in European economies many many observers. I've been the stating that. The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to ignore climate. Change and to get rid of the green deal but the new. Eu Commission has consistently focused on that issue. And what should yesterday emphasizes that point. So I think that will be here to stay. And we'll be an important fact moving forward digital parties as well of course the US very concerned with losing its competitive edge to the US and China. So they want to focus also that the to ensure that the e U steps up its industrial policy and becomes a stronger global competitor because the extent threat in a way is growing and of course economic recovery else course economic recovery. Yes that is an important part of that but it will all be bundled into those other big goals as well on the. Thanks very much. Indeed that's Anna Rosenberg. That now still to come on the program. We're looking at Donald. Trump's approach to tackling covert nineteen. Ubs has one nine hundred investment analysts from over one hundred different countries. Nine hundred of the sharpest moins freshest thinkers in the world of finance today. Find out how we can help you contacted us at. Ubs DOT COM. What can you learn in a minute more than you think? If you subscribe to monocle daily email newsletter the monocle. Minute provides fresh analysis of breaking news and direct to your inbox insights on everything from global affairs to entrepreneurship on Saturdays with the weekend. Edition Will Widen Your Horizons with Roy Observation. Drinking and dining recommendations and must know openings plus our editor in chief type of release worldly weekly column to subscribe now at Monaco Dot com slash minute. Let's tend to the United States. Now with the debate on reopening the country continues as does the political turmoil. The dodgy medical advice from the president and the purge of senior officials. Scott Lucas Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham joins me. Now Scott. At the top of the program we heard a trump's dodgy medical advice saying that he takes a jug as a preventive measure. At what point does he actually become a danger to the American public? Don Trump party is a danger to the American Public Topaz. Ninety thousand yesterday officially more than one point. Five million cases in contrast to other countries where the rate of increase industrial slowing. It is not in the United States. Indeed in some states it is increasing. Trump is not following the medical advice. Indeed he's actually at times criticizing insulting his top advisors. He as you noted has said that we could cure corona virus. Possibly by ingesting disinfectant or by using an untested drug with major side effects hydrogen hydrochloric. The honest with Georgina the best thing that the media could do right now is to ignore. Donald Trump and to focus on those people including the medical experts within the administration. The state governors the public health experts. Who are trying to do something for this crisis. Because Donald Trump his priority is not on American lives. It's on getting reelected. And basically avoiding any responsibility for his part in this pandemic an focusing on those other people I mean. It seems that there's pretty much a purge of a lot of them going on The latest one to go the State Department Inspector General Steve Clinic. Why was that important? Well Steve Lennox dismissal is on another issue on another front which is that. He was investigating the secretary state. Mike Pompeo reportedly both over pompeo is use of a State Department employees to carry out personal errands and pump house defiance of Congress by authorizing aid to Saudi Arabia. When the legislators had blocked it pump. Ao denies that he knew he was being investigated. I don't quite believe that. But the broader story here is is that this is not the inspector general to be fired within the past the Inspector General Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson fired because he dared allowed a complaint about the trump Ukraine scandal to go forward The inspector general for the Pentagon Glenn Fine fired before he could lead a committee overseeing distribution of funds for Corona Virus Relief and most significantly in context with our previous discussion. The health is Human Services Inspector General Christie fired. Because she put out a report which simply said truth laid there are shortages in American hospitals as they try to fight the virus. Donald Trump said last month that he wanted to take total control now in the end he didn't get total control of the US government and override the states because he doesn't know what to do about corona virus but in a broader sense. He wants total control because he wants no accountability on anything. He does to the extent that I would not be surprised if he tries to postpone November's election. If he thinks he's a political trouble so I can stay office. No matter how much damage he's causing would ever take place. Well I mean to get to the facts on situations regina if the pandemic continues through the summer. Someone's going to have to discuss whether or not you can hold. Us elections in the normal way. Now the alternative is to hold a postal vote on national postal vote. California Governor Gavin. Newsom has been the first governor to put those measures in place but already trump and his son-in-law jared kushner throwing shade on that by saying incorrectly falsely that postal votes lead to massive fraud in other words setting up the idea that the election probably can't be held and you have to basically allow trump to stay in office. Now that's not. His decision to make postponing the vote has to be done through Congress but the with the Republicans in the Senate enabling trump. I have not sure that they actually will hold the line and protect American democracy and I mean by saying that the postal vote Kombi trusted. He set himself up to call it a fraud. Anyway does happen Can we just look across a across the fifty states because almost all of them are allowing freedom of movement movement and the reopening of some businesses but but Only fourteen states. I believe have met the federal government's guidelines for lifting measures. Why is there so little joined up thinking? Why are they not working together while they're not working together because you've had an abdication of responsibility by the federal government in other words this situation isn't like in the UK it isn't like in Europe and Asia? Were a central government. Says all right. We're going to organize health resources. We're going to organize the stay at home measures. The social distancing guidelines of the trump administration did nothing for two months and then since then trumpets basically insulted state governors and presided over chaos when he has intervened as we've noted now. I think it's important to note that when we say that measures are being lifted. They're not being lifted in the same way Some states are lifting them very gradually very cautiously. That includes that have been hardest. Hit Plate New York Michigan and Illinois. Other states have tried to lift the measures suddenly especially those by led by Republican Governors In the south in the southwestern United States the outcome has been that whereas the states who gradually lifted the measures or begun gresh lifted are seeing their past the apex of the rate of deaths. Those have suddenly lifted. The measures are facing increasing cases and deaths already which means that that that notion of the second wave. The virus perhaps already happening in the United States because politics is a overtaking. Simple full medical advice. Yeah I mean as Nancy. Pelosi has pointed out. It's impossible to know the trajectory of the virus without more testing and on Friday the House of Representatives passed legislation. That would aid successful reacting. And that would be testing chasing and -ment up but I mean at Senate level. That's that's probably unlikely. Let's turn to Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Who said the bills dead on arrival This bill by the way also provides for assistance to the states who are billions of dollars in debt because of dealing with this crisis it provides help for the unemployed it provides for an extension of food stamps for example but again politics overtakes the medical situation. You cannot sensibly lift. Stay at home measures or social distancing anywhere in the United States any other country without being able to track the virus the failure of the federal government from January to May has been to have no effective testing system no tracking system despite trump's misinformation on us and they continue to stand in the way of this. This bill will not be adopted because it was the Democrats who proposed it but I mean I know this is a question I school at the time. But why are the Republicans against tests and chase as politics more important than the lives of their citizens? It's just incomprehensible well. It's not that I don't think any Republican would be against test and trace if it was if it was possible but the fact of the matter is is that it has been impossible because of a shortage of resources a shortage of lab kits shortage chemical reagents and because the federal government has never actually been able to work with the states to put the system in place so instead of basically saying we have to do this even if Donald Trump stands in the way the Republicans to stand aside. So what's happened was the latest Development Georgina? Instead of actually saying let's work with the state's testing and trace and tracking the White House in the past forty eight hours tried to throw the Center for Disease Control under the bus as. Oh they're the ones to blame. They're the ones that recommended a faulty test. They're the ones that are screwed. Everything up in other words. Republicans at this point can't find a solution so they're going to let Donald Trump play. Blame everyone else because again tech. Hey whatever the death toll is hundred thousand two hundred thousand three hundred thousand if he stays in office after November. He's still scores a personal victory. And just before we go when you look at the wide sweep of. Us history weight is. Where are we know? Smashed critical moment for the United States. Nineteen forty five. I mean it was already one of the most critical moment since nineteen forty five with Donald trump's assault on the American system the trump Russia scandal that trump Ukraine scandal The absolute breakdown of effective government at federal level with trump. Turning on his agency's we knew that already. And then this pandemic came into place and highlighted all of that and if if we do not have a sensible approach to the White House and remember to Congress. We're most of those seats are up for election in November. America cannot take four more years of this country that wants. I think probably could say it had a system that others could look to a system that for all its faults. Did many things that were good is now broken. Scott thank you very much indeed that Scott Lucas his else keeping an eye on today. Us President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization in a letter sent to the head of the WHO trump outlines a thirty day deadline for the body to commit to substantial improvements or risk losing millions and the US membership together earlier this week. Trump attacked the WHO as a puppet of China? Protesters and police clashed in the Chilean capital Santiago amid tensions over food shortages during lockdown a group of protesters threw rocks shouted and burned piles of wood along a street in L. Busca one of the capital's poorest neighborhoods. Today has more than forty six thousand cases of covert nineteen so far with almost five hundred deaths and Francis. Highest Court has ordered the government to lift its ban on gatherings at places of worship imposed to combat the spread of Curve Nineteen the court described the banners disproportionate and an infringement on a fundamental right. Currently all gatherings in places of worship of band except for funerals were limited to twenty people. This is the globalist stay tuned. Same sex marriage may not be legal in most parts of Asia including Hong Kong. But that's not stopping the city from hosting the next edition of the GAY Games. A multi sport event open to everyone that was founded in San Francisco in nineteen eighty two by a former Olympia. In Our Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chamber sat down with the event organizer Dennis Phillips Curve for chat about how plans and preparations is shaping up. He started by asking what exactly the GAY Games are. And who can take part took game started in one thousand nine hundred eighty two in San Francisco and they founded an Olympian doctor. Tom Wodel it's diversity. Festival held every four years in this based on the principles of Participation Inclusion and personal best and a golf two. Gay Games is emancipate people to organize sports agriculture events. In the spirit of better understanding this will be the first gay games held in Asia. Gay Games have been held onto motion in North America Europe and in Sydney two thousand two and we expecting twelve thousand participants. Seventy five thousand spectators in about three thousand volunteers. It'll be nine days. Festival referred to six ports. Us and cultural events will be an opening ceremony and the closing ceremony. And we'll have a festival village at the central hub phones at Hong Kong. Everybody is welcome to participate. So gutless. Your Sexual Dacian gender identity vase and embed ground and it's open entry so there's no prequalification requires everybody can sign up and join the event. We're all very familiar with like the World Cup football or the Olympics in Tokyo where a head of the the event and inspector from the IOC. We'll go to check in on how they're doing. I mean here in Hong Kong. Now we're about two and a half years out from the GAY Games. If an inspector was to arrive today if they were even allowed in what would be the status. Wha what's it looking like in Hong Kong and the city going to be ready so this very good question so for the Gay Games in Hong Kong be don't need to build new infrastructure because Hong Kong has amazing sports infrastructure at great logistics so Olympic Games to complete new infrastructure. We built for the GAY Games in Hongkong people use existing infrastructure so focus. They'll be. It's not focused on building. Infrastructure is building and our plans working with existing organizations to engage the community. We work very closely with the Federation of Gay Games at who come on a yearly basis to Hongkong and then we have a monthly weekly and meeting with them to fight them update and about our progress vow plants and the Cooley. Altron of our planning to organize this event. The building organization team of more than sixty volunteers and our Gay Goal is to open participants registration next year. Q. To you've been in Hong Kong almost ten years but of the your your a Dutch guy. You're an ex PAT. How'd you get the local population that Chinese population the Asian population to engage in the Games? Come out and take part and we have an amazing team of sixty four and S and quite diverse team and not only a non locals by lots of local but Volunteers who are involved in organizing events. Geoghegan's is built events for the first time in Asia for the first time in Hong Kong so the expert twelve thousand participants about one thousand local participate from Hong Kong with also many participants from from Asia. We've never been here and so okay. Focus is beyond communication team is explaining events and also explain why importance and great opportunity for them to be involved in event like this. Because there's still lots of work. What need to do an from an inclusion and endeavors perspective and the last gay games for health embarrassed in an August two thousand eighteen after running event. I met a Japanese athletes where the gold medal around his neck. And I said you must be proud if you medal. And then he said well not really helping the metal with me home because my friends my family and my colleagues. I them that on a business trip because I can't be out a cannot be myself. GonNa tell them I'm gay. And Everytime Vendor tells the story I still get goosebumps because participant. He should be able to come home S. A. Hey Mom and dad look I WANNA go medal? Be Proud of me. I'll go explain this story and explain. Why gig as important an opportunity to include everybody. Our theme for gifts in Hongkong is unity in diversity because we believe that this will unite everybody together. Whatever your UBIQU- And June is pride months around the world. Obviously all of those plans are going to be impacted heavily by cove in nineteen. But what's GonNa go on globally to kind of celebrate Pride this year so lots of Private events are moving to online events and lots of light pervades are becoming more virtual. So I think that could several organizations grouping together to celebrate love to celebrate bright in a virtual widen face to face me. What event will you be participating in? I'm looking very much looking forward to the opening ceremony. Because that's a great empowering. Wait to see this people. Participants walking into the stadium. The festival village at the central hub of funds. Bill Place which will be open doing data and evening then evening performances from arts and cultural performances disagree trade to meet people. It will be the heart of the festival and event. I would participate. Myself is thrilled winning because we have thirty six points in Hong Kong for the GAY Games which includes local sports like boats racing to running off eastport until one is beautiful to walk outside on the beautiful trails of Hong Kong. And that was Dennis Phillips Speaking to Monaco's James Chambers in Hong Kong. Let's continue with today's newspapers and today we will flick through the Australian front pages. I'm joined by Monaco's contributing editor Andrew Mueller. Who is himself Australian? Good Morning Andrew. Good morning now Abc's talking about how. The country is going to to reopen Tell us more on that story. This is a big picture version of a discussion which is now happening across the the number of levels Australia as we have been reporting it has been something of Corona Virus Success Story this. It's other countries only just recorded in the last twenty four hours. It's hundreds death. There has barely been six thousand cases. Nationwide most of the almost all of the people who have died have been fairly old people Which is no less tragic but weirdly. The the virus seems to have been contained pretty much outside the general population. There's now two states or jurisdiction South Australia and these trillion capital territory which have no known cases whatsoever so the discussion is now on about how you start to reopen the country without losing what the country has accomplished and the big question is at what point do state's open internal borders. They closed that not all of them but most states closed their borders Queensland Western Australia South Australia Tasmania Northern Territory. Which meant that? If you didn't leave you couldn't go there. Basically but this was not done at any direction by the national government whose advice all along. At least from it's the cabin itself Advisory Committee has been. There was actually no need to do this. It's it's a tricky question which governments all over the world are going to face at. What point you reopen having locked down. But it's that key question of how do we do this if we especially if we have contained it has to do this without letting it rip again? Yeah Yeah I won't turn to Ben Robert Smith. Now he's a veteran of the Afghan war is a national hero really but he's being investigated for war crimes. This story's been rumbling on for a while it is it is a stranger on the latest development is that the Commonwealth Director Public Prosecutions. This is the age reporting. This has appointed a a well known Sydney Barrister. David McClure. Who is going to lead the efforts to prosecute Ben? Robert Smith is probably best to explain a bit about who Ben Roberts Smith is. He is as you correctly point out an actual honest to goodness national hero. He's the most decorated recently serving Trojan soldier. He won both the Victoria Cross and the medal for Gallantry while serving with the Special Ed Service Ghanistan and became subsequently Very very well known. Figure he was named father of the year at one. Point was was chair of the National Australia Day Council and then story started to emerge and we need to be careful discussing them because he's also in the process of trying to sue several Australian newspapers for defaming him by reporting these allegations of acting outside the law while while serving Afghanistan. He obviously denies absolutely everything and actually indeed insists that he wants his day in court to to clear his name but it has. It's very hard to see that. This does not tarnish a gleaming reputation in the long term. It's an extraordinary story. Finally under the frustration of trying to get through to an airline. I understand for anybody who's WHO's even tried. I've not even Gomez is enormous. The New Zealand Herald has a wonderful story about this. Yeah I love this. I mean obviously getting through to airlines as many of our listeners will know is always the easiest thing to do at the best of times and now is very far from the best of times and you have to be. I think a little bit sympathetic to the airlines must be dealing with extraordinary volumes of frustrated and bewildered passengers but one in New Zealand. Customer has actually put an ad in the paper. He put an ad in the New Zealand Herald. Which is the one reporting this story. So we'll play this scoop and the and the ad says attention and New Zealand. All attempts to contact air have proved futile. Please contact the person flying on our W. L. S. H. Which is of course. The booking reference from their online booking and has apparently worked. The ad does not elaborate on the passages problem but has worked in New Zealand. Spokesperson Has said they were working through the Customs Query says he and acknowledged it had been difficult for people to get in touch so that this is a dramatic old school. Step up from mealy trying to embarrass airlines on twitter. And I'm all for it at a time when obviously print media is struggling for advertising dollars. Absolutely and You. Thanks very much. Indeed that was one calls Andrew Mueller and this is the globalist. Ups is a global financial services firm with over one hundred fifty years of heritage built on the unique dedication of our people. We bring fresh thinking and perspective y. We know that it takes a marriage of intelligence and heart to create lasting value for all clients. 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Hey we are in in the EU when the crisis device crisis hit a lot earlier than a hit in America and the dysfunctional EU is still debating whether or not we should you know whether or not money should be given to various households and businesses. So that's the first thing to bear in mind is how much slower the E. U. decision making body is to America at a time when America is as I said talking about a second. Massive stimulus package and the checks have already arrived to small businesses and households in America weeks ago here we are in the EU. And they're just now talking about it. The first thing. This is only Emmanuel macron and Merckel and Gla Merckel. This still needs to be approved by all twenty seven members of the EU and there will be a lot of Pysche back from the more fiscally or state North Austria's already said we're not signing up to this and this is all about spreading the fiscal burden across various European countries. So we've had a European a court in Germany criticize how the European Central Bank is acting with. Its quantitative easing program. This is the problem. The austere north does not wanNA found the profligacy south put simply now. This is not eurobonds where every country takes responsibility for say paying off. Italy's that this is not Europe bombs but many are regarding as an important step along the way of of of wealthy picking up the TAB foot less wealthy and far more indebted countries so as I said this is a five hundred billion funded. Pretty big number Not as big as the American money given out to be honest this is being regarded as he said very positively by markets and as a potential step towards Eurobonds. But just remember. Italy is the disaster. Here Italy hasn't grown for twenty years. Italy has eaten Olmos debt already and the end of the virus will have even larger amounts of debt something like one hundred sixty percent of GDP. This Y- is is is the country that could rip apart the EU for the time being Angela Merkel with her her deep deep pockets has decided to continue to back the EU and support the EU with this five hundred billion fund. And of course we're seeing unemployment levels shoot up all over the world Here in the UK. We've got some new figures on that so we've got the numbers out today. I mean if you I mean so many Georgina. And it's shafts so upsetting just this morning. We had the European fashion retailer French connection. Say WE'RE GONNA run out of cash within months we've had the contract. Catering company businesses disappeared contract catering company compass have to say we've got to raise two billion pounds otherwise we'll go passed on not quite that brutally but that sort of thing we've had hooper announced it again last night in the thousands of job cuts. I mean it's just relentless so we've had these figures from the office national statistics here in the UK The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits is up eight hundred and fifty six thousand eight hundred fifty. Six thousand have claimed for unemployment benefits in April. That's one month of lock down and so total now. Two million acclaiming for unemployment benefits. Which give you the scale of how quickly this happened? And that is with a job. Furloughing scheme remember. That's where the Joe Fairly something. Like seven million people in this country. The now having their wages paid by the government seven million and I wonder when we get to the end of the furloughing game. How many of those will be made redundant? And there's an estimated two million self employed all of which are receiving grants from the government. I mean the numbers are horrendous. Yesterday the Bank of England's chief economist said we could well return to the unemployment. The scarring employment one thousand nine hundred eighty s in terms of the data that we got from the office of National Statistics This morning what I think is far worse is if you look at the vacancies data. Which is job adverts? They have fallen off a cliff back to levels seen in the middle of the global financial crisis the only jobs that are really available unsurprisingly human health and social work. There's jobs in that but you know employers have just stopped hiring entirely and there's eight hundred thousand. Young adults are the leaving sick from college leaving school or Leaving University. Eight hundred thousand of them literally leaving education in the next month and there aren't any jobs for them to apply to really adjust devastating. Sadness behind these numbers really gives you a sense as the economic pain for many to come absolutely just quickly before we go. Qantas has said that Plane tickets could increase nine fold. I mean that's extraordinary. Yes so this this is. This is the issue that many businesses are grappling with in a socially distant world. They just caught make prophets and so what Qantas's said is if you require us to extra space between passages on planes then. The price of a ticket is going to go up nine. Fold now one. That means an awful lot of people aren't gonna fly but that's a problem for Qantas because if only ten percent of the people are gonNA fly. Who used to fly whereas the revenue going to come from so this is the day while swathes of businesses. That will be going bankrupt. It's interesting if you look at the sharp price of banks for example. They are at horrendously low levels yesterday. The European Bank index level worse than during the global financial crisis. Why because people look investors. Look at banks and say they're going to take huge hits because there going to be a whole swathes of businesses go bust and can't repay their debt and so that is what the price bancshares telling us that there are shed loads of businesses that will go bust in the next six to twelve months. Louise thank you very much. This is the globalist on monocle. Twenty four now a great deal of British interior designer. Elsa Crawford's work involves thinking about the way we live and how to use good materials and thoughtful designed to enhance. It will catching it. Hurt home right now in her light filled department which sits above the south London studio of her firm Studio. Ill for a design to North Nolan. Giles to how the pandemic would affect design going forward as part of a conversation which is published in full in Monaco's June issue which comes out this week design is always response to social cultural changes. I mean if you think bio- has was exactly that you know it was a response to the set of late. Victorian pandemics and the century endemic a response to this the industrialized cities and invented this. You know fresh Lovett new reality basically. That was what was behind a lot of what was conceived. The Bio has seen. We talk about it being the machine as but the machine age was also Paul coach. Cleanliness was at the heart of it. All wasn't it light bright fairness honey way. Maybe we're women so circle on laser reducing that design will reflect Grameen self-evidently clean spaces the trust ability though spaces but then on a more intimate level. I think we all realized how those quite simple things master so much so you so in a way. We're just kind of revisiting an issue that we that we dealt with one hundred years ago designed as dealt with one hundred years ago. I mean interestingly hundreds of years I read something about how Henry the eighth constantly in quarantine and had a little quarantine room in the palace. Which tiny little cupboard with his greatest treasures and she just come in a little hats. I you know actually in politics human can become remember but just overseeing in all memory and then I guess saying on that topic of cleanliness and and the environment around us. We surely can't move into a space where everything. The focus is being hygienic and clean and not so much on tactically. I'm warmth and just good good materiality and buildings I mean to feel like that will change at all and I guess also why is it so important for for environments to be tactile. I mean this is in actual fact if you look at the scientific reports plastic and steel Materials which keep the virus longest in fact the various live Safai page on plastic of so the optics might be that it's clean but the reality is if it isn't clean it's probably the worst of all materials because it allows you into a false sense of security so I think you know. Cleanliness is something that we is a practice isn't it? It's not an accident if you think about coach really Most religions had physical cleanliness embedded and embodied in practice. I mean know mosques historically. We've always had a house next to the third thing. It's that practice of candidness that I think he's going to become more important in our lives. You know we will have places where we take our shoes off before we go into our homes you know and then I two world from a to wash your hands before you go in. You know I think it should affect. It's how the practice cleanliness in our lives rather than the inmate the optics of cleanliness which actually been a relation to the truth. It's actually P people know that they're forced to spend so much time there surely they're realizing all the problems that you know. A badly designed home has and there might be. You know a certain Chad that coming back to to sit or more and more because of the the good design in the comfort and whatever. That's that's made that piece so perfect you feel that people will start to appreciate home design a little bit more coming out of this. I mean I hope in a different way. I think fundamentally I'm so so lucky to have a threat that you know too big enough for the tourists from work as well as live. This whole issue is really kind of the great divide and how actually I think. Good facial housing focus after this but I also people who have in the most optimistic way to look at this. You think that might come to the fore again you think when we when developers who were kind of running everything and then also the government who T- still being able to do social housing. Will they think about the space in a better way? And and if so what are the what are the added features you need in these developments to improve life for people who caught avoided by a nice house with a huge balcony? I think if I was the developer right now I would one hundred percent think about how to make spaces really good to be knocked down and not in a pessimistic way but just if they great to be in all the time that just think I want to be part of the time you know if becomes your bottom line how amazing that be and I think it is interesting because it's so. The lands look at Contemporary Society. So you know yes. It's a couples. But sort of you know how could you potentially create parts of the building where let's say groups could create their own quarantine together? Uh You know because I think one of the things. That's been highlighted. This time is that the definition of household at least right now is quite narrow where some of the most small solutions have been. You know groups of friends who've decided to just get together and be a household. Whatever I think you know. How could that work in terms of development but in terms of making the normal special making everyday life rewarding through a building? I mean it's a great opportunity. I think for developers who are sensitive enough to the things that really matters to people today to integrate that into has installed. I think that they're not gonNA lose to that because they said missing. And that's the Interior Design Elsa Crawford speaking to Monaco's design editor Nolan Giles. And you can hear that. Full compensation rather read that full compensation in the latest edition of Monocle magazine out this week and that's all for today's Pergamon. Thanks to produces marcus. 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"When you need your bank capital one is right in the palm of your hand so you can check your balance deposit checks pay bills and transfer money from your phone with a top rated app. This is banking reimagined get started online anytime. What's in your wallet. Capital one a member. Fdic it was the week. Boris johnson told his cabinet and the country to prepare trade with the eu. Like australia from january. The first except for that. Australia has no trade deal with the eu and is on the other side of the world. This was meant to sound reassuring. We need to be very very clear. Not a strong possibility. String the We will have a solution. It's much more like an australian relationship with eu. Then the canadian relationship with the that doesn't mean it's a back then. There are plenty of ways. As i've said that we could tone that to the advantage of both sides. Welcome to paint politics your essential inside guide to what's happening in british politics on the financial times. You've probably noticed. The absence of his lilting. Geordie accent says away this week. You've got me. George parker in this week's episode. We'll be focusing on the story of the moment. The bane of my christmas planning brexit negotiations on a trade deal stalled again. We'll be looking at whether the process can be salvaged with jim. Brenston sleep deprived after an all nighter at a european council in brussels and some low an expert on trade talks from the sense of a european reform. Later we'll be talking about the one bit of the brexit process that was resolved this week arrangements for northern ireland. How's it really remove threats of heart. Irish border join us will be our piece of foster and just sergeant from the institute for government. You've probably forgotten more about the northern ireland protocol than i ever knew but let's get started with. Brexit talks in brussels with jim sam. Jim was speaking on friday morning after a marathon summit session last night. I hope you've had a coffee. What if anything's happened so far on subjects of brexit summit and to be honest not a lot so the you leaders spent all night. He said up debating something quite different actually rather than discussing tariffs with the uk on fish. Quotas they were discussing coal mines and emission targets with poland's is wool sores objecting or has been objecting to some new environmental missions so dot swell emmanuel macron amoco and their colleagues spent all. Doing that was a very very brief point. On brexit's warning us live on july in the european commission. President debrief them on had dinner with boris. Johnson elliott is week. it was understandably very downbeat. She said she didn't want to put a percentage on it but at the moment it looks like there's a higher probability of a no deal outcome and the deal but the negotiations would continue to day in over the weekend and of you would be taken on sunday so that's where we are. No leaders intervened forty. 'cause it wasn't planned that they would but it was. Maybe they were to knock it to you to be on this by this point but it is telling actually how little brexit was summit nita. Angela merkel no emmanuel macron nor sponge prime minister pedro sanchez mentioned brexit. All when they arrived at summit yesterday when they listed all the topics that we're going to be discussed and sean michelle also made a point of saying that there will be no long discussion on brexit. And michelle is european council president. He's the one chairing the meeting. So brexit very deliberately pushed to the margins is not a good thing from boris. Johnson's puerto rico. The leaders didn't seem to discuss it much. I think it's a sign that at dinner. Didn't yield a breakthrough and it's a sign. The moment leaders all happening to continue living in the hands. The negotiators dating the eu is resigned to a no deal yet and i think the ease wed no deal would have serious consequences for both sides but also sense on the east side that the brits always obsessed with summits that was obsessed with getting beyond brussels in some way i think dream. Uk scenario is just hammering out directly with mr. macron. Mrs michael and i think the eu is basically denying the uk dots. The was saying we are not going to let this topic common and take over gender. We have other stuff to worry about which they legitimately. Do i mean if you look at what they were dealing with. The summit was essentially. She used to keep the projects on the rails settling in us seventy budget talking about the rule of law relations with neighborhoods climate. That do have other things. Doi- yeah and the departure of britain from the ease create to the consumer for the role of awkward squad has edwards. The polls and the hungarian seems to be happy to fill. So let's just get a flavor of what people were saying as they arrived in brussels. I stephan london. The swedish prime minister bit more gloomy. Today as far as i can hear there's no progress made The reason days. It's it's problematic of course so so that is That is a huge challenge We've always said that we we are prepared for the worst hoping for the best Now it seems seems difficult difficult situation and move all matt in the irish t. Chak but i thought i would say that look. The situation is serious But i think it's an everybody's interests fundamentally that we reach a deal shouldn't be any winners losers in these negotiations but it will be very difficult and as we know from last night's Talks both sides are Apart particularly issue level playing field And fisheries so Those are the keys situation now. Some low the talks are foundering. We know fish of course and governance but people seem to think those can be fixed but the really big sticking point and this other ideological is on the level playing field for fair competition and in particular something which is not in brussels jogging as the evolution mechanism to ensure that rules in the uk and the eu remain in step as they evolve over time. Can you explain what it is exactly and how it would work yes. There's a lot of jargon around this and to be honest it's actually quite difficult to find out what's being discussed at the moment because the different size of giving different briefings but we know that this is born of the concept of non-regression the idea that the uk and the eu should agree not to roll back existing levels of labor and environmental protections in future. And then there was this question that was raised. But what if one side lifts the standards and the initially you proposal was that the uk and the eu that moment mutually agree the floor from which they are unable to regress is lifted too so it sets a new benchmark in the future but the uk rejected this for one reason or another and it led the eu to consider the question of well. What if we lift our standards in the uk doesn't follow and it's led to a proposal or at least we believe it's led to a rosal the states that if the e u lift his level of environmental protection and the u doesn't match it than if there is a negative effect on the competitiveness as a result than it could lead to the eu introducing rebalancing measures those would be tariffs. So that's where we are now. But i just wonder if some of this is theater in that. It's crated what seems on the surface quite an unreasonable osc being made by the eu. But he's also created an opportunity for the uk except the initial proposal. That floor could only be listed upon mutual consent and then frame. It is a win. Domestically do you see. This is the big attack on purchase over antsy that boris johnson seems to think it is made after all pretty sovereignty involves us deciding whether we do or don't have a trade deal with the european unionists a commercial transaction. Isn't it yes. I struggle with the johnson sort of occupation of sovereignty. Because the way. I view this is it's just a choice that every trade agreement has benefits and it has conditions if conditions proved too arduous. You can give up benefits. And that's what's being proposed. Hey i actually think took sovereignty disguises the fact that the actual decision being faced by the prime minister is whether to accept tariffs on day one because he's failed to reach an agreement or accept the tariffs could be reimposing fuchsia if he breaches the terms of the agreement and rose back existing levels of environmental labor protections and to me. That's quite an easy choice. You go through taras later if you actually do something wrong rather than accepting the pain up front. I mean just seemed like an economic no-brainer. Jim branston was this idea of evolution. Mechanism heavy wants to describe. It was introduced as the brits say the request of emmanuel macron last week misery misunderstanding of each side's position which could prove dangerous in the endgame as sam said these ideas have been around for a while. I think they've mutated through various forms during the course of the negotiation. I mean less than anyone. Forget what this goes back to actually is when the eu member states with france. Very much in the lead. When they toughened the mandate gives negotiates and michelle bonnie michelle bonnie as draft mandate which he posted the member states. And said give me. This is the basis for the negotiations. Didn't have old stuff in what it says is that the two sides should remain lines when it came state-aid but in areas such as environmental and label it was a straightforward principle of non regression. Saying let's agree. We maintain the common high standards in place. When the u k exits transition period than that was then gold plated by the member states who wrote a new language saying by sea level playing field mustard jewelry time must ensure equivalent outcomes time language about of nature and that gets us where we are now because ever since then the eu side has been wrestling to design some kind of mechanism achieves that which the brits match the accent but at the same time something. That doesn't just require the uk to slavishly. Apply new rules. Every time they're adopted word for word something which acknowledges that is going to be two different regulatory orbits but which somehow tries to ensure as equivalent outcomes in that no matter what happens level playing fields maintained. So you you manage the divergence divergence can happen but you manage the outcomes of it so the level playing fields aways that even if you have to use tariffs doesn't lost resort so basically diepen gets to last week where we have a situation where you had to hocus greek member states including the french but will dodge the danes. The italians and the spanish were not group as well slightly. Different reasons saying to bonnie eight you've already given quite lots of the brits. In these negotiations there have been real concessions made compared to the original mandate but some version of this has to survive and it has to be version that will guarantee the level playing field will exist. Whatever okay some just a few of playing fancied negotiation. And if you're in the shoes of david frost british negotiator. What would you break the impasse. Since i was in david frost which is slightly frightening. Thought i would put back on the table Original proposal states that will agree to non-regression existing novels of protections willing. Jill and over time as individual environmental and rights change and paps titan. We can have a discussion as to whether that school should be listed. It can be decided to pull mutual consent. So i think that's the way through. It gets rid of this idea that the unilaterally going to be holding the uk to high standards and trying his into the divergence or convergence. Off-white these the uk's decision as to whether it wants to accept penalties in future will notorious the listed. And it just gives you a bit more autonomy. And i think the fight because in terms of the language should be on exactly what jim said in terms of equivalent outcomes not talking about the uk having to adopt eu rules in future which is talking about the idea that if we both agree to we will continue to adult rules that grants action environmental and latest must admit. I've always thought that would be a deal. Because frankly both sides need and wants to deal you just described their basically a possible white three. I'm gonna put you on the spot here. Jim brenston first of all. Do you think there's going to be a deal. Yes yeah. I've been convinced since the start of the talks that there would be because simply i just don't see enough hair to constitute an insurmountable stumbling block both sides. Maybe at times have misrepresented. The this position certainly won't eu is not asking here at. This point is alignment. The eu is not asking the uk as i said to just copy paste. Eu rules for example. Like no way does when it comes to single-market regulations as a member of the european economic area. There is a huge crazy to play around in between simple non regression so we to down the office in place at the end of the transition period and dynamic alignment said the idea that the uk should just follow you no matter where they lead. And so what you've got to do. Is creativity play around in that space in a way that gives the eu comfort level. Playing field will enjoy the time which guys. Psalms points about outcomes outcomes based process but yet also gives the uk comfort is suffering from a regulatory point of view. I can't believe competency when you look at it. There is no reason on the face of it. Why that copied and you. I've covered brussels negotiations and trade deals in the light for many many years. And what we haven't really talked about. Here is the european union lawyers who are very skills at operating in the space of just describing pouring a load of fudge over any agreement that allows the leaders to claim their own victory. And frankly most people don't understand most of what we've been talking about either so you would think there is a possible landing ram for deal. I think some question force johnson said this week. That's no deal was looking very likely he agreed with him now. I still think the daily more likely than not. And i thought since the beginning of the talks and the reason i believe that is that the landings radio furious and it's a landing zone which i believe the uk can sell at home as a victory the uk will not be signing up to eu subsidy rules now forever it will not be signing up to follow he you a library environmental protections now and forever. It will have got concessions from the eu on fish. It can be portrayed by as early as a uk negotiating victory and on the east side. It doesn't mean he can't have the uk talks about. I'm so long. As it has the legal mechanisms in place that allow it to defend its market in the event that the uk takes a course of action that could give the uk in that might not in fact competitive advantage. So i think the landings items that is just a case now eventually are suppose to talk to the metaphor landing. The bank is a case of just doing it. I would be dragging activists. And i just wonder if we look back on the last couple of weeks as a necessary theater and choreography that preceded a deal and Also created the space to sell deal. Domestically thank you very much guys for joining us. Thank you so if talks on a free trade deal. We're going body this week. There was at least one. negotiating success. prison and the eu finally agreed on the detailed implementation of the northern ireland protocol. Part of britain's withdrawal deal. Michael govan is opposite number marrow. Sex tape. european commission vice presidents sat down for nine hours on monday in brussels and quietly got on with six in the outstanding issues. This was mr g-o-v. I'm pleased to say that. Under the agreement that we reached northern autumn this is selling to consumers or using goods in northern ireland will be free of all tariffs. Whether that's this is from or lamb from caution. We heard throughout the year. The traders need time to adapt this grace period for supermarkets to update their procedures and agreement also prevents any action at the end of the transition period into chilled meats. British sausages will continue to make their way to belfast and ballerina in the new year. Thank goodness for that. So jess sergeant. Can you firstly just remind people what the whole issue of the northern ireland protocol is all about. San protocol creates special arrangements for northern ireland once the uk formerly leaves jurisdiction of the transition period. The northern ireland will continue to apply udorn certain areas like agriculture and other kind of single market by gillespie areas. But what that means is that that will need to be new checks and controls and potentially paper on goods coming from great orson into knows nyland to check that they comply with those new laws. Now we've been waiting on some of the details of exactly how what it looks like. Loss of those issues have now been agreed through the joint committee on so we'll have to see what happens on the first of january when the protocol comes into effect and those new processes will be to start. This breakthrough was supposed to have lifted the mood around the separate talks over going on in brussels on a free trade agreement did it. I think it's difficult to tell at this point what implications the decisions of the joint committee will have fought future relationship negotiations. I mean on one hand it shows that the e you can find a way through quite difficult issues you know. Northern ireland protocol was potentially one of the most contentious and controversial issues with the uk obviously opposing to take those powers to break into national law. So on one hand. I think there's some goodwill here that could be capitalized on the other interpretation. You could take the decisions of the joint. Committee will stand deal or no deal. And by resolving some of those outstanding issues resolved ensuring that goods moving from right versus northern ireland won't be subject to tariffs or least the vast majority of them than potentially at makes a new deal unless safer for the uk and the eu. Knowing that there's no issues have been resolved. You could kind of see the way. But certainly it's positive development not least four north nine and businesses. Peter foster after this was announced. Boris johnson said he was going to scrap the controversial legal clauses. That would have allowed purchase to override the withdrawal cheesy in relation to northern ireland. Now you broke that story in the first place in the incredible story. What do you make the whole saga. It's been pretty sorry. Saga george is what it's being. But at the end of the day the two sides have managed to agree how this protocol is going to be implemented those notwithstanding those threat to break the law designed to try and force the you into taking a more imaginative flexible approach on some key areas the needed to complete paperwork for goods going from northern on a great britain. That's being done. The e u has done away with full need for decorations in exchange for the uk providing data from its own systems. It also look to try and circumscribe the extent to which a protocol requirement that northern ireland should follow each state aid rules. Goose should cut into uk decisions. They've tried to put a limit round that whether it's legally watertight. We'll have to see but that's another tick. And the extent to which goods are risk of going into the single market in island should attract taras. Now that's being sold to that. Come up with a full. How you calculate which goods risk in which a not but that may change if we end up in a no deal will be considerable strains on this agreement if we end up in a no deal and besides applying full tariffs on each other because that will create a big differential between the arrangement for northern ireland of a good go from great britain into northern and goods going from great britain in thailand and the differential i think is going to cause quite a lot of tensions when the system comes into force. This idea that the government might break into national law of obscene drew heavy criticism from across party lines and feeding. I think from every single living former british prime minister. But sheep's being to one minutes to this week. He was jesting are well. You know it was a rough time but force the eu to negotiate harder. Do you think that's true. Twenty extent did. The threat was on the table. Actually make it easier for the british side to get an acceptable deal nova john. I'm honestly not sure that it did george. I in fact if anything. I think it's poisoned the other side of the negotiation. One of the reasons the so much inertia on the free trade negotiations. There is absolutely no trust a lot of these issues. Where in the process of being resolved before some of the more hawkish members of or as johnson's team led by david frost foresee issue by tabling. These notwithstanding closes threatened to break the law. People need to be clear that this agreement is not a rollover mico skillful presenting it as everything will be say. Believe holding entire. We weren't after the grace period. All products plotted animals will need expert health certificates. Everything will need an import declaration going from great britain into northern ireland. Yes goods are going into northern ireland directly and going nowhere else will pay no tariffs. But you'll have to prove that you'll good is going into the nowhere else. Manufacturing inputs into inputs. All of those are at risk and we'll have to show that they're not going anywhere else. That is all paper cost and complexity. The government's doing its best to reduce that he's going to two hundred million trade support scheme. It's actually nazi will pay for the expert health tickets but for traders in northern ireland's this is gonna be a big change and for consumers and for the politics of northern ireland. I think it's really unclear how it will play out once. This protocol hits the road. Just i was gonna ask about that. Because michael was insisting again as boris johnson always insists that this arrangement doesn't put a border in the irish sea on a question of semantics. But would you say there is a border. I mean you can set me say that there are new checks and prices and requirements. That wasn't there before whether or not you consider that a border as you say is a question of semantics but just to come back to your question you ask. Peter about breaking into national little was successfully sheeting tactic. I think actually where we've seen the e you make the biggest concessions on those issues around agro-food and supermarket supply chains. And as peter says those are only temporary. But actually i think the impetus about has come from the kind of tireless campaigning for northern ireland businesses particularly in the retail sector. That they need special mitigations in this area and also. We saw that really significant intervention in the form of joint letter from the first minister and deputy first minister. So actually i think we've seen the most flexibility from the eu. The biggest wins. I suppose has been where the communities in northern ireland have been able to come together and set out what they need rather than necessarily the uk tactics you mentioned this grace period. What happens at the end of the grace period so the famous bush banger which is supposed to be in the tables of banga. Well it's very unclear. Actually the come on paper that the cake government published the other day suggested that the olden time arrangements for the export of sausages were still intended to be resolved to the future relationship. Negotiations now opposite leaves a big question. Mark is what happens if we do end up with no deal. So i think i. She was very much not resolved yet. I mean it's possible that in the event of no deal the joint committee look again and try and create special arrangements for northern ireland. Although the grace period is obviously welcome there are still longtime students that needs to be resolved as you mentioned this two hundred million pounds traders support scheme. This is costing two hundred million pounds of taxpayers money to overcome border which supposedly doesn't exist. I think on an ongoing basis as well. What's your anticipation. What things were like on trade between mainland britain and northern ireland on january the first in the light of what's been agreed this week. It's going to be quite sticky talking to hauliers and haulage groups has just not been enough time to get all of that. Data sets the master data cleansed. When you look at the presentations at the traitor support. Service has done to business. Frankly quite baffling these grace periods. They all going to help. They all can make a difference. I think we probably will avoid real shortages except tra in the first few days but business is going to struggle to adjust because the great spirit. Don't do away with the need for the paperwork down the line and just sausages finally. Does this resolve joe. Biden's concerns about the impact of brexit on the northern ireland. Peace process was always the immediate concerns about those international lawbreaking clauses. But there are other issues that potentially could bearings for the peace process particularly. If that isn't deo so i mean. A lot of the cross. Border issues on cooperation between northern republic of ireland could be quite impacted in the event took no deal with thinking here specifically out security. Cooperation is issues around whether they'll nine into the public still be able to share data. If there's no deal. So i certainly think the good friday agreement still the protection and in the event of no dale. There is a lot more work to be done to ensure that it doesn't impact on the island island. Okay piece. I was gonna ask you the question. I was asking jim some lower earlier. Do you think there is going to be a wider deal on the future relationship before the end of the end. I'm worry georgia. There isn't actually an and the reason. I'm worried is because in previous iterations of these negotiations always being a kind of urgency at the death of both sides genuinely worried when we were talking about whether or not the extension to article fifty to avoid the deal this time on both sides. You don't get the same sense of urgency. Frankly i've be talking to senior diplomats during the european council last couple of days and i feel resignation on both sides and that's what worries me. It's not the can't be a deal. It's not that it can't be done. But i'm just worried that both sides of decided that they'd rather do a no deal than some kind of fudge. The bookies seems have their on a deal from someone like an eighty percent probability to slightly less than fifty percent. Now would you be sticking some money. On damn i think i might. I think i wouldn't always first time. I've really sort of thought that. But i just concede this process bleeding out really on the table. The needs to be an intervention both sides whether it's the markets george whether it's from the cabinet govan roussy in taking johnson aside and saying you don't want to do this whether it's medical mackerel but i don't feel it at the moment. I don't see where it's coming from. We may get there as we get closer still twenty days to go but right now i'd be concerned. Just what do you think. I think i would agree with peace. Certainly a lot less optimistic than i had been previously. I think as to says it will take some movement from the prime minister and potentially the e you to be able to agree to that landing zone which negotiators have probably been able to identify. I think there is a question is to what pressure. The prime minister might be under to get a deal. That is less visible. Obviously have proponent of no dale or who concerned about uk. sovereignty have been quite vocal. But there might be some slightly more subtle pressures that could ultimately impacts the prime minister's decision. And i think we will have to see what happens in the run-up till sunday and yes just have to wait and see so offer earlier. Those of optimism from salmon. Jim afraid we're going to be leaving leaving you slightly less optimistic but justin piece of thank you very much for joining us today for this week's episode pains politics. If the poco we'd recommend subscribing you can find it through only usual channels apple and google podcasts spotify under smart speaker to receive episodes as soon as they're released i'm why not leave a review hole racing of the show. It's a great way to share. It pays politics was presented by me. George parker i'm produced by data unjust dilemma. Sound engineer is breen. Turner on the editor liam nolan to next time. 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Inside Europe 29.10.2020
"Dwi. Inside here. With Keith Walker Hello. Coming up on this week's program soaring corona virus rates across Europe and fresh lockdowns in France and Germany. Throws the spotlight on a word, which is part of our most essential vocabulary freedom plus the UK's human challenge trial, which will expose healthy volunteers to covert nineteen. Choosing very very. Healthy, young volunteers, and by very slowly increasing the forest week nationally workout. What is the protects? The lung against infection and the US election is being closely followed by experts Washington's partners here in Europe they stories and more coming up on inside Europe. Researchers in London are preparing to infect healthy volunteers with covid nineteen. It's to speed up the development of vaccines and it's the first time patients will be given the krona virus deliberately but thousands of volunteers are coming forward and the British government is investing around thirty three million pounds in the research listen Taylor reports. Around the world medical research is a working day and night to stop. Corona virus. In this London laboratory, they'll infect with it on purpose. It's cool to human challenge trial exposing healthy volunteers to tiny amounts of the virus and lowest during the effects. Professor Peter Open shores working on the study at Imperial College London. The aim of this human challenge is not to maintain bill. The aim is to really assess the safety of getting. People in order to see whether we can get the virus to recognise in the nose. Hoping that by choosing very very. Healthy young volunteers and by very slowly increasing the taste, the forest week nationally would wasn't is the protects the nose and the lung against infection without causing significant illness. It sounds scary but already has been a huge response more than five thousand people have signed up to be considered eighteen year old. Alistair. Fraser Urquhart is one of them. Think it's very common sense idea challenge files. On the benefits they can produce. It's pretty obvious to see It's just a deliberate fighting with coronavirus. Munich very casual. Day. On holiday and I mean it's kind of it is important to consider because the risks are small but definitely don't significant. But the risk of death. And also the risk of severe long term consequences for what might be consequences in say five years creative artist infection. Complications Roy's then we simply have no idea. So the risks are are definitely significant I'm for me I think the benefits, the potential benefits challenge trial, outweigh those risks. The study will start in January with just three people and could expand to up to ninety. It'll be kept in isolation for more than two weeks to make sure they didn't spread the virus and the researchers will look at every aspect of their health is literature dropper in the nose Dr Martin Johnson is one of those running the study and then the multitude and they all. The patients are visited by medical on science a nursing stuff. A minimum of thirty telling us a day each day. So these patients are not going to be bored. That they. Enormous. Number of tests, some visits and everything from psychological profiles to to swap. Salim, knows the blood test Aspera matry to be CG's you name it they have it that can then be used as the baseline for all the. So this is not a vaccine shot at this stage, but then that same process can be then repeated again but putting a vaccine at the start. And that enables you to test vaccine in a very controlled way in a very small number of people. The hope is that by mapping the virus can beginning to end researches will better understand it and the methods could later be used test vaccines. These trials do still need ethical approval. The long term effects of covid nineteen can't get understood completely. But professor open sure says the Global Research F it has given them a headstone. Is being so intensively studied by so many research groups around the world every day we're discovering new things I think that we we already understand this far is pretty well. If. We look to safety of doing this study by comparison Ms Safety of doing an influence and challenged study I think is comparable. It may even be safer than doing the studies Mitch of wish we're done many in. The medical teams will be standing by with coronavirus treatments. Just in case they're needed and the volunteers will be closely monitored even after they leave the hospital. Eighteen year olds. Alistair says his family a nervous but supportive Paulie away from from the risks. which is is interesting spread coming consent to. More. As we approach January, my family massively made too big by massively wanted to big vice to corridors bought. I would massively for that be no challenged trials on no pandemic but we have a pandemic I think to not. We really do need challenge. The festival and tears will be the people at lowest risk aged under thirty and in good health. But as the whole is trying to avoid the corona virus, they'll be putting themselves writes in its way. Newsy Taylor d-w in the UK. From Germany's in national broadcaster DFW this as inside Europe. It's been a week of record breaking numbers of Corona Virus Infections across Europe and the reintroduction of tough measures to try and control the pandemic and the following round. We'll take stock of the situation and four countries and we began with Ashish Sharma pain. The Spanish government announced a state of emergency in a bid to control the increasing spread of the virus. This time each of the seventeen regional governments will enforce their own conditions. The only national measure we introduction if a nighttime curfew between the hours of eleven pm and six am this however doesn't apply to the Canary Islands one of the aim is to allow regions to restrict the movement. Of people and some have responded by sealing off their borders, restricting movement and acids for work or medical purposes, or to look after elderly family members in some areas. Bars and restaurants have reduced the capacity down to fifty percent and it virtually all of them meetings of groups of people both indoors and outdoors is limited to just six President Pedro Sanchez who lead to left his minority coalition government wants to state if emergency to last six months to timescale has been criticized by opposition parties in order to get what he wants. Sanchez. Is Likely to reach a compromise and appear before parliament every two months to give an update on the pandemic. I'm Lisa Bryant in France where people began a month long nationwide lockdown to fight a resurgent Corona virus that sees the country registering some of the world's highest case loads. This last confinement shutters, theaters, bars, and restaurants, but park outdoor markets and schools through high school stay open once again, French, can only go out for essential work in errands. The government's idea is to confine. People, but not the economy but many businesses worried that after surviving the first lockdown last spring, they might go under this time here in Paris many headed to bars and restaurants for a last early evening out before lockdown started at midnight Thursday President Emmanuel my call says he hopes the virus will be under control. So French can celebrate end of your holidays with their families. I'm Rob Cameron in the Czech Republic where the army have completed a five hundred bed emergency field hospital on the northern outskirts of Prague a reserve facility to free up beds in regular hospitals. If they become overloaded, Prime Minister Andris Bash says only a miracle now will stop that from happening with there are tentative signs that more people are staying at home. It's now the lower at least night under a new nighttime curfew people on no longer able to leave their homes after nine pm without a good reason. Such as walking the dog or urgent family business. Meanwhile, the government says it will ask parliament to extend the state of Emergency Ju to expire next week for another month and has also said that the lower levels of primary school will not return to school on Monday despite the outgoing health minister promising two weeks ago that the only thing that would stop that from happening was if the country's nuclear power stations had blown up, it hasn't school children are not going back anyway, the epidemiological situation won't allow it. I'm lost revenge and in Norway people still feel the situation is largely managed well, although cases have risen considerably in recent weeks Norway closed its borders early on in March while introducing quarantine periods for anyone returning home from abroad that along with that track and trace system, which is largely been seen as a success has kept numbers down travel restrictions with most European countries were lifted in the summer but many have been reintroduced as figures have risen around Europe, all of society still open but relaxed atmosphere many experienced at the height of. The in summer has been replaced by a sense of cautious alertness still fewer than forty five cases per one hundred, thousand people in no way yet this week health authorities warned infection rates when are rising as a worrying rate they're still no talk of closing down bars, restaurants or gyms put people are being asked to limit number of contacts. They have each week people's trust in the government and its handling of the crisis is still high in no way. This means most people are content to follow its advice to keep the situation from. Getting out of control in the same way, as can be seen in some other European countries, large provider upping the roundup on the coronavirus pandemic in Europe and here in Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel lawmakers on Thursday that the current rate of infections across the country posed a massive threat to the country's health system. Thomas Spiro has been following developments in Berlin. What is the latest Thomas Johnson? A markle indeed gave a speech before the German parliament today in which she defended the measures that have been introduced in. Germany the measure that by. The, way were agreed between the federal government and Germany's sixteen regional governments and anger merckel stressed in that speech that the measures that have been agreed on the measure that we're agreed on in her view appropriate necessary and proportionate. It's important to mention as well that Bangor Miracle Wild seat while she was talking, she was constantly interrupted in particular by MP's of Germany's main opposition party in the parliament, the far-right AFDC, and in fact, one of the main politicians of the AFDC missed Garland he spoke after Angela Merkel and said that. Those measures are in in their view in the view of the excessive and inappropriate and just to give a bit of course. there is a cold. There is a debate in the German parliament as to why most of the decisions in Germany have been taken not by the parliament but by that meeting between Angela Merkel, the federal government and the regional governments. So there is a sense of criticism also within the parliament that they should be able to decide much more on what is. Actually happening in Germany were are the new lockdown measures, schools, daycares, and shops will be able to remain open obviously following very strict hygiene and social distancing measures, but basically, everything else will have to close. So you'll see again empty restaurants and bars there will be no museums. No theaters something else is very important from these new measures that businesses in particular businesses. Hard hit by these restrictions will be compensated by the federal government. They will receive economic support that is something that has also been described as on the one hand very important. But on the other hand, there is a question especially among Germans as to how the German government plans to finance all this. So that's one key question that still actually remains the details are to come, and then obviously the other question that has now. Started to come out is whether people will actually comply with these new measures because although it is evident that the government has enjoyed high levels of support. When it comes to these measures, it is also evident that criticism is on the rise and that there's some sort of corona virus fatigue if you will as well here in Germany is that level of support going to stay the way it Was All do you think there's going to be a lot of resistance? Well, there have been polls prior to Markle's announced in fact, one earlier this week, which revealed that just over half of those who were asked fifty-one percent thought that measures back then were sufficient. I was actually less than at the beginning of the month and thirty two percent of Germans back then said that measures didn't go. Far Enough. So there is a sense of there is an appetite as well for stricter measures that something that by the way I was able to see myself this week I've been reporting all week on these measures and what Berliner for example think on many said that they understood the new measures were necessary even if that came hand in hand with fewer freedoms although at the same time I. Did send some skepticism as to whether Germany is moving in the right direction. Altogether, there is a very small, but very loud minority also who is completely against these restrictions on who believed that they are excessive and they are not proportionate to what Germany's actually experiencing. Now, that's also something that by the way we saw today in the debate on this Thursday in the debate in the German pilot. You mentioned the the parliament earlier and the missing that Agla Michael had with the leaders of the individual states and to what extent is Germany's federal system restrict the central government's actions. There are different views on this on the one hand. There are those who say that does that that is actually a wound that actually helps Germany to deal with regional and local issues. Much better than in countries where everything has to be decided centrally. So that is the argument of those who believe that Germany's federal system is actually helpful when it comes to dealing with this. The other side of the story is those who believe that it is very difficult to agree on measures something that we saw in some of the previous meetings between the regional leaders under. German chancellor and on the other hand that it is very difficult also to implement them because essentially each one of the sixteen German Federal States can then decide to what extent they implement these measures depending on the situation that they have local at regional level, and this makes it very difficult also to have measures nationwide if you ask people here in Germany, many would say. That those very different measures on a regional level actually create a patchwork of very confusing measures and many people don't know what applies where and what applies when what doesn't apply in different parts of the country Thomas Thank you very much. My pleasure Keith. Thomas Sparrow is Dwi's political correspondents on the line in Berlin, and I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany you're listening to inside Europe. Just, around the corner is the US's nailbiter of an election and the race for the White House is being closely followed by pots and Washington's partners here in Europe. Teri Schultz has more from Brussels the last steps on the campaign trail for the US candidates and who should. To Pitch, for Donald Trump but former British member of the European Parliament Brexit here Nigel Faraj four years ago ought to come to America bring the Brexit message the message you can beat the establishment. That is Donald Trump did he beat the pollsters he beating the media? All the predictions they never forgiven him for it. But if people living in the European, union gotTa vote President Trump wouldn't have been elected last time and he wouldn't stand a chance this time in a September survey of the EU twenty-seven meaning for Raja's UK didn't get asked the European public platform you pinions found support for trump at just seventeen percent average across the blog forty five percent of respondents would choose Democrat Joe, Biden Thirty, eight percent neither candidate. The trump figure was just ten percent in Germany in Poland however, the president would beat his challenger. Why the anomaly while for all the negativity trump has spread about NATO and there's been plenty. His term has brought some benefits particularly for the Baltic states and Poland which all spend the NATO target of two percent of their GDP on their militaries. Christine Brezina. A senior fellow at the Alliance for Security and democracy. At the German Marshall Fund explains from Latvia where she's teleworking at the moment, we have NATO battlegroups in the Baltic states and Poland there's a physical presence of NATO in the way that we hadn't seen before there are plans in a way. That, we hadn't seen before and you look across NATO defense spending his up in a way that many us the stations had been complaining about but haven't actually achieved results from Europe in terms of committing themselves more seriously to European defense and taking the issue of Rushmore more seriously. So absolutely, you do see it improvement in the security situation here think what's harder to say is whether that is a shift that would continue under a second trump administration bay because one problem that has gone along with all the good things is a continuation of questioning the. Value of NATO the US commitment to NATO long-term, as Brazilian notes, trump has also caused insecurity inside NATO by openly suggesting the most powerful country may opt out of the alliance's founding principle of all for one and one for all in case of attack that lack of solidarity with Europe America's traditional best friend is something that pains former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner. Now, living in London where he's just published a book about the Special Partnership Gardener believes Abidin win would mean a fervent attempt to regain ground lost by trump's disdain for transatlantic schism. Abide ministration would reach out to Europe the EU and NATO and underlying imports those institutions and by the way also. Reaffirm, the importance of multilateral institutions rejoined the WHO work to save reform the WTO all that will be good. Now, that's not enough that's just fixing the damage and there are frictions not forget were frictions the past that we frictions and the future but for for sure that will be a a very different, not only use of language but an effort to reach out to your very, very early on back in Brussels Americans will await election results without the big overnight viewing party normally. Held downtown because of the coronavirus pandemic in two thousand sixteen, there were pre election debates held with the only person publicly representing the US Republican Party here Jerry, Cacus but Kubica says he may not have been willing to participate this time anyway not because of covid nineteen. But because what he describes as vicious anti-trump sentiment that's affected him personally, he explained it a virtual American Chamber of Commerce event everybody is united in acking and vilifying trump if trump cured cancer tomorrow, people would say. No big deal or they would feel sorry for cancer. That's the environment that we're in right now. So I, a large number of people are looking at that and saying my God I don't want to say what I think about this right now you lose your job, your family, lose your job at Cetera. So I think a lot of people are sitting in waiting. And they're gonNA pull the switch on the election day and I think a lot of people are going to be surprised. That's right. Kobe believes trump will beat the pulls like he did in two thousand sixteen and win again pauline minnows and other activist Democrats abroad have done everything they can to make sure that doesn't happen the get out the vote campaign has been massive. It's the silver lining in the trump election that it's really galvanized Americans to get out and vote just this year we've seen three times the traffic to the from broad dot org website which people are still going to even today because in some states, you can vote through election day via email. So it's still a go to site and three times level is fantastic. So. We are really enthusiastic about that. Manus notes that Americans living outside the US tend to vote Democrat. So it's worth the extra effort it took with Corona virus canceling their usual public outreach. We've had to rely a lot more on just getting traffic to the site through social media advertising through word of mouth through putting postcards on the supermarket shelves next to the Maple Syrup. As far as that. So we are really doing everything. We can to find every single American out there and convince them to vote Manos notes. She's also been helping Republicans register underscoring. The most important thing is that all Americans have their say in what everyone agrees is one of the most momentous and divisive US presidential votes in recent memory Teri Schultz. Dwi Brussels inside Europe gives you the big stories from Europe every week news politics culture and more, and if you'd like to get in touch our email address is Europe ask d. w dot com you can also subscribe to inside your on your usual podcast I'm caseworker in Bonn Germany. You're listening to inside Europe. My name is Keith Walker in Bonn Germany coming up in the next half an hour the mental health of Armenian experts amid the conflict in nagorno-karabakh Armenians are being re traumatized now they fear annihilation again when they see villages being bombed civilians being killed all it does it just reminds people of what happened to their ancestors like two stories they've heard are now they're they're actually seeing it now because of social media also coming up Turkey keeps a close eye on the US presidential election Doubt that Ankara and President de Prefers Donald trump he has a cozy relationship with them. Trump has allowed the emergence of resurgent Turkey. Turkey can flex its military muscle in Libya in Syria without much of a resistance from US administration. So that was a huge value to Onkar, but he's not going to be happy with the Biden, but they'll they'll live with it plus Jewish leaders worn of rising antisemitism in Greece and more coming up on inside Europe. From the studios of Germany's international broadcaster d-w this as inside Europe among. Just, over a month ago, fighting erupted over the disputed enclave of McCormick Kara back its internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but populated governed by ethnic Armenians. The two countries fought a war in the region back in the nineteen nineties in which around thirty thousand people were killed in the latest fighting hundreds on both sides died thousands more have been displaced. The conflict has mobilized. The Armenian diaspora is estimated that seven million Armenians live abroad. That's more than in Armenia itself, and these experts are closely following events in their homeland Marian Damian reports on the impact the war is having on them. Many Armenians around the world would agree that on September twenty seven, their lives have changed dramatically. The conflict over the region nagorno-karabakh reignited quickly escalated, and even though it's more than a month ago green or the vividly remembers how she I heard about the fighting. She was heading home after going to the movies with some friends in New York and I came home and my sister called me she said, have you seen what happened knocks off and I said Sophie, there's. Always something happening in October and she said, no, it's different and then I looked for myself and it was different our circles, the name that Armenians used to refer to nagorno-karabakh, which is inhabited by ethnic Armenians tensions between them and other by John have simmered for decades. But the difference this time was that both parties Armenia and as a by John quickly declared martial law. berlin-based journalist. Anna outage on remembers feeling overwhelmed when she learned about the escalation in hostilities context. This. The Article Leon as I had difficulties finding the right words for this situation and when I read about the general mobilization, my first impulse was to text my relatives in. Around seven million Armenians live in more than one hundred countries around the world. Since that day in September, many of them have been sharing their thoughts and concerns within the diaspora community online including the difficulty of being able to focus on everyday life families and jobs while the fighting continued. Handy newsletter the Newton oster handling have a I couldn't put my phone away at least for not more than ten minutes I had difficulty sleeping and even today I can't sleep for more than four hours. It's impossible. My mental health is clearly suffering at the moment but at the same time I feel guilty Lisa Carter Drian has a term for this feeling die aspirin guilt he's based in Berkeley California and he's a fourth year doctoral student in clinical psychology Huchon. DRIAN founded a platform called. Armenian. Mental Health, it's currently providing assistance for Armenians for them to cope with the situation I think the guilt is mostly for people in the diaspora because they want to do as much as they can, and they are doing a lot but they aren't seeing any tangible results and so that leads to a lot of frustration and guilt that guilt even goes as far as it feels wrong to practice self care, it feels wrong to just relax and it feels wrong to do something for yourself hotshot. Concerned that the current situation in Nagorno gotta could lead to so called vicarious trauma symptoms among the aspirants. This is an indirect form of trauma caused by constant and intense exposure of evidence of other people's trauma, and he says that as a result of the genocide back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifteen many are minions already suffer from what's called into generational. Trauma Lot of Armenians being retraumatize. Now they fear annihilation again when they see villages being bombed civilians being killed all it does it just reminds people of what happened to their ancestors like two stories they've heard are now that are actually seeing it. Now because of social media, it just brings up everything bat social media may be heightening negative responses to the conflict. But platforms like twitter and Instagram have been contributing to new sense of unity among Armenians. berlin-based journalist Anna origene says that exchanging her thoughts and experiences with other day aspirants has been helping her lot lately and avoid torness Gifford. Service. Then Sean Nick. It's very comforting to know that I can support the diaspora especially when I see that the majority of Germans don't. Understand how we feel and don't show any solidarity, but it's not only about supporting each other within the diaspora were fighting with donations were fighting with our brains are skill sets together, and I've never seen the desperate this united and that is I. Think our biggest asset cutting deakin is another member of the community and is currently getting her masters in nonprofit management. She's also the executive director of critics, a digital platform created as a safe space for Armenian women around the world when I founded quakes nearly two years ago never would I have thought would be providing a lot of aid to soldiers in the trenches during a war just a day after the current conflict began in Nagorno-karabakh she entered t members in Armenia set up a fundraising program and a couple of days. Later, the Armenian government asked quits to provide medication to hospitals in the region we noticed that there were necessary needs that were not being met especially in the beginning of the war hospitals needed wartime medication they didn't have that. Stocked up, how would they know that on September twenty seven we would be dealing with such a situation. The work of groups like critics has been bolstered by numerous vigils and protests to raise awareness about the fighting in nagorno-karabakh including the blockading of Major Highways. In nine European countries they have also been reports of the aspirants returning to Armenia to work as doctors and nurses, and over the past month the main Armenian donation fund called him that Ram has collected more than one hundred, fifty, million US dollars. It's perhaps ironic but it's fair to say that the diaspora which emerged after the tragedy of the genocide is now one of Armenia's. Assets Marianna Danillon D. W., and I'm Keith Walker in bomb. This is inside Europe own. According to a D. W. investigation, the European Union is using technology produced by Chinese tech firm hike vision. The firm has been linked to the oppression of wagers and other Muslim minorities in China officials at the European Parliament's onto the European Commission acquired the company's thermal imaging cameras as part of its Feis against the spread of covid. Nineteen. Dwi reporter James Franklin is part of the investigative team at James Tell us more about hike vision on his products. Yes Keith the hike vision describes itself as the world's largest provider a video surveillance products Now, this Chinese company has been in the firing line from the US administration president trump black-listed last year because of accusations that it's being supplying equipment to Muslim internment camps in China, people are saying they used to repress the week if people and other Muslim minorities you're not gonNA stay also says the company is linked to the Chinese military something that hike fishing denies entirely. I'm Beijing also denies the existence of those camps. These comrades, the European Commission has about sixty buildings in Brussels how widespread the cameras. Right. So there are two main buildings in for the European Commission, the headquarters, the Berlin on the Shell man buildings they've set up to imaging cameras outside these offices. Now, the commission says that no data is collected. So no privacy laws being broken However, there's a big problem with the European Parliament. Keith these are cameras all play throughout the European Parliament to check the temperature of senior diplomats, every piece and journalists as they into the institution in. Brussels. Why is this proof? So embarrassing for the parliaments? Just, last year MEP's gave that annual rights prize to week activist who spent time in one of these internment camps and serving a life sentence now, these commerce. Work Right so essentially, what they do is they just basically have to walk Pasta these cameras at the entrance of the buildings and they can reach your temperature They the according to the rules of the European institutions if you'll temperature is more than thirty seven point seven degrees Celsius. basically issued. Denial of entry you're allowed to enter. This is all part of the wider measures that the EU has brought into protective stuff from corona virus caves, and what's the reaction in Brussels being because the European Union is very big on human rights. Well, indeed, I can tell you keep the that Dwi has obtained a letter from post a forty piece. Urging, an immediate investigation into how these cameras were quiet by the to you. Institutions they've written to European Parliament, president, David Surly, an Italian MVP to a off clarification no word yet from the European Commission they plan to do. However a spokesperson did tell deep w that they can rule out acquiring anymore equipment from the controversial at Chinese tech giant piece to do we know much about how the procurement arrangements work within the EU. No data question that we put both institutions during our investigation these w did indeed request the tenders linked to the purchase of the hardware officials at both the European Parliament and the European Commission refused to provide them. Now, internal procurement rules say that contracts can be kept secrets. Linked to so-called security measures. Okay. was there anything else that your investigation revealed I mean I think the key point to hammer home? Hey, keep this. The fact that the institutions are using this technology is completely at odds with the blocks publicly stated goals. The senior officials who run those institutions have been highly critical of China's Human Rights Record June? Commission president, the, Lion, disobey you China Summit. That's course human rights and fundamental freedoms, unknown negotiable and the European Council President Sean Michelle who Chas the ricky you summits also hit out to Chinese repression during a speech at the UN. General Assembly last month He said we will not stop promoting respect for universal human rights including those of minorities such as the week is eight. I the feeling that we have not heard the last of this story James. Frank thank you very much for coming on the show Joe Thank you thanks for the invitation Dwi Reporter, James Franey on there in dunkirk France. From Germany's international broadcaster D., W this as inside Europe. Turkey is watching the presidential elections very closely. President Donald Trump is seem to have developed a good relationship with his Turkish counterpart recap type Erdo on. That's despite growing us. Turkish tensions. Ankara is also aware that presidential challenger Joe Biden promises a more assertive stance towards Turkey. But as in Jones reports from Istanbul, Turkey is banking on pragmatism prevailing whoever becomes president. Turkish. President a bracketed up US Turkish tensions of recent Rally of Party supporters daring Washington to impose sanctions. In Automatic. She's photos Bachchan. You threaten as with sanctions. You told us to send the s four hundred missiles back to Russia. We are not a tribal state we are Turkey Turkey this. One was responding after Washington condemned Turkey protesting its recently acquired russian-made s four hundred missile system Washington claims missile purchase violates US law and compromises. NATO defense systems. The threat of US sanctions on Ankara has grown as NATO member Turkey deepens is ties with. Russia. But while US Turkish relations have worsened earthlings relationship with president trump has deepened synonymous again is an analyst with stumble based think tank. Damn. He says the third one trump bromance as being dubbed is key to mitigating the threat of sanctions. Well, it's proven to be a really important insurance policy for Turkey. and. Here, I'm particularly referring to a sanctions related drake acquisition off the s four hundred air. And ballistic missile defense system from Russia which would have ended up with sanctions but ultimately, the personal relationship between are going trump has worked in of Turkey because trump used his. tips to suspend these type all negative dynamics. Thousand. Defenders of human rights here in Turkey have found little support from trump despite growing international condemnation of Ankara's worsening rights recalled by US presidential challenger Joe Biden strongly critical of trump's relationship with earth one promising a more assertive stance towards Turkey US lot. Ayden Tush bash a senior fellow of the European Council. For Foreign, relations says a Biden presidency would be very different from trump's with the Biden administration you're almost certainly going. To have more of a narrative on human rights and democracy as has traditionally been the case in new Turkish. US relationship always had US using carrot and stick yes. We want you to be our political partner, but also we want you to put your house in order kind of a thing but Turkey is strategically important to the US and other NATO allies given its neighbors, Iran Iraq, and Syria for being so self serving. have. No. Greater. Friend. Than the United States of America let me say it again. You have no greater friend. Than the United States of America. We've Sunia Obama Administration Biden held talks to that one to chime resolve issues in Syria and of a halt spokes to fish presidential adviser Mr Charleston of Istanbul's yet it to pay university says, whoever wins the race for the White House Pragmatism Willing Shoe that US Turkish relations injure Mr add-on is separateness there throughout even though to my will be by them, but the government's else go ahead and the low-interest now the Natto but also in the Middle East, we dirty, you cannot go ahead in the Middle East and the black. Sea. Made it rain welcomes in caucuses but as a result of at one self-declared robust foreign policy Turkish soldiers have been deployed in Iraq Syria and Libya and the navy has challenged Greece Territorial Walters With Ayden Tush Bash says a change in president would likely mean Turkey having to rein in is regional aspirations. There's no doubt that Ankara and President Barroso prefers Donald Trump, he has a cozy relationship with him and on top trump has allowed the emergence of a resurgent Turkey jerky that can flex its military muscle in Libya in Syria and in East Med without much of a resistance from the US administration that was a huge value to onkar but they're pragmatic. Has Been around the block. He knows that leaders come and go and he's the one that stays. So on is not going to be happy with the Biden win with the with. Medicine has prevailed in past periods of US Turkish relations but regardless of who wins a US presidential election. The question of what to do with Turkey is likely to be one of Washington's most pressing and fixing issues during Joe's d-w is Dan Bull. Still Account I promise you from Greece where Jewish leaders are warning of rising anti Semitism and more coming up my name is Keith Walker in Bonn Germany. You're listening to inside Europe that's being a fresh space of attacks on Jewish targets. In Greece Jewish leaders in the country are warning a rise in anti-semitism following the conviction and imprisonment of the leader and several senior members of Greece's Neo Nazi group Golden Dome. The Cara Sava reports from. Athens. There warning sounded after vandals desecrated the new Holocaust memorial in the northern city of the Settle Niki spray painting the monument with hate messages reading with Jews you lose. Days earlier and does not nonsense. Criminal Court couldn't victims senior members of the Neo Nazi Golden Dawn Group unknown assailants vandalized four tombs at the Jewish cemetery in roads, ripping off their marble plaques and damaging a monument than in almost synchronized attacks. Vandals smeared slogans reading death unto Jews across the stone walls of Jewish cemeteries in Athens and Thessaloniki it was the latest streak of vibrant antisemitism in a country that once had one of the largest and longest enduring Jewish populations. No people were injured in any of the hits and data provided by the country's central Jewish Council show that the number of attacks on Jewish targets remained significantly low compared to previous years and in other countries across Europe. But what concerns victor? As, well, as other members of Greece's central, Jewish Council is the timing of the tax and their links to the country's Neo Nazi. Party. Four of the five attacks recorded altogether this year sprung during the period in which an Athens court convicted Nichols Michaela. IAGO's the leader and founder of Golden Dawn as well as six other leading members of the Neo Nazi group. They were all sentenced to more than thirteen years in prison for managing as their verdict. Put it a criminal organization under the guise of a political party. Praising Adolf Hitler? The Party's leadership recruited young men and formed hit squads ordering to target Immigrants Trade Union workers, gay people an infidels. Golden Dawn racked up a support base of more than five hundred thousand people becoming one of the biggest movements in the country for a decade mainly during Greece's grim financial crisis. But Mr Elliot Zell warns that a single verdict and conviction however important for upholding democratic values and principles does not spell the end of far-right extremism in Greece Jewish leaders. Here are urging authorities to ramp up action and arrest the vandals of the latest attacks. They also government to engage in more awareness campaigns and use education to promote equal rights and religious tolerance. Greece ranks as one of Europe's most racist nations. It took seventy years until twenty eleven for Athens to find room for a Holocaust memorial about sixty thousand. Jews. Were deported Greece to Nazi concentration camps most were from Thessaloniki home to a vibrant Jewish community the counted the largest in the world lending at the title of Mother of Israel and Jerusalem of the Balkans. Just a handful of survivors returned after ninety, six percent perished in concentration camps and they gotta Salva d-w Athens. This is inside Europe. My name is Keith Walker across Europe New Corona Virus infections are on the rise. The Netherlands has gone into partial lockdown in the UK pubs and restaurants are closing early and an overnight curfew has been imposed in a number of French cities including Paris in one of Europe's worst hit countries in terms of fatalities. Italy. The authorities there are trying to control a second wave of infections Italian police deployed tear gas during the week after demonstrators rallied across the country as. A nationwide. Virus restrictions meanwhile, initially drive through testing facilities been introduced, which deliver quick results. Angelo van Schaik has more from Rome. Drivers start their engines to move up at this covid nineteen testing center next to Rome second, airport Ciampino. It's one of twenty, six drive in facilities in the Italian capital amid a growing demand for tests. With two, hundred, eighty cows already waiting in line is going to be a busy day says Google Martha this centers coordinator. In broadband I don't know why it's so busy today. Normally we do seven, hundred tests today, two, hundred and eighty cars means around five hundred tests. It's only ten o'clock in the morning. So the early influx means will probably have to close early otherwise, we can't process all of them. Eighty percent of the tests done here. Uh, so-called quick tests. Cotton swabs up processed onsite and people have results within thirty. Five minutes. If. There's a positive result people have to undergo a second more thorough test which takes at most forty eight hours to process. People having to wait at least five hours to get tested. That, although Italians have a reputation for being a bit chaotic most like this elderly couple. o- waiting patiently. took the trend. That we've been here since seven thirty, this morning. So almost two and a half hours, my wife is a teacher and we had tests which were positive but fortunately, a symptomatic, she had a bit of a cough but that was it. This is the second test to see whether we're now negative. People who have. Or have been in contact with someone who's infected have to get prescription from doctor to get tested. This woman says, her son may have been infected from someone in this football team in China if you know what? He has to be tested in order to go back to school. Today is our third attempt I. We didn't have a prescription then we were too late. Now, we're almost there about twenty cars to go do. These dry through testing centers with setup when infected holiday makers return to road in mid August. I at Rome's main APP what you machino and at the portal direct. Ferries arrive. Then dissenters were extended across the city. Every Institute, a hospital laboratory has been involved in the fight against corona according to undulate. Oh, he's the director of the Zoological Institute in Ciampino. About. At all your la La de la Barra. This is actually a veterinarian research center. Our fully equipped laboratory has able to process covid nineteen tests since March and in August. The government asked us to also perform tests as infected holidaymakers started coming back from different places. We've got more work than we had a few month ago, but it's more structure. The entire Ting operation is coordinated by the SPA Johnny Clinic which specializes in. Infectious. Disease. It sends out teams every day to the individual test centers. Extra hands that are welcome says Ou Marta coordinator of the one at Ciampino don't admit camel. Squadron same. Every day we have a team of six nurses on five or six medics and every day from nine till five. They put cotton swabs up people's noses and then processed them. And we have our own staff mostly nurses who do the administrative work. They take all the data from people waiting in line and send it directly to the test center. Thirty five minutes after testing people received their results. Ninety percent of cases on negative. But. Even though it's testing system is efficient well organizing quick it's not preventing the numbers of infections from rising. Young. Hike D.. W. Ciampino Italy. Inside here gives you the big stories from Europe every week news politics culture and more. It's produced with help from Helen Seaney the scientific mission. This weekend is Christoph- Gruza you can also subscribe to inside Europe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening. My name is Keith Walker in Bonn Germany. pulled. Did.