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this is due to be a news live from berlin and russia is banned from all global sports events for 4 years it means no russian team at the next olympic games the world anti-doping agency says moscow trying to stop drug cheats from being exposed. also coming up a volcano erupts in new zealand at a popular tourist destination at least 5 people are dead in authority is fear more casualties are likely. more than 13000 dead and a 1000000 displaced our correspondent goes to the front lines of the conflict in ukraine as the russian and ukrainian leaders meet for the 1st time to talk about
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ending the fighting. in finland gets a new prime minister she breaks the mold in many ways we'll tell you what's so different about her. all as. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us the world anti-doping agency wada has banned russia from taking part in international sports competitions for 4 years that includes the upcoming tokyo olympics and 2020 and the beijing winter games in 2022 now what a world that russia should be punished for manipulating laboratory data planting sake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats. let's get more on this story from journalist high example he is an expert on doping in sports heigho good to have you on the
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program we should say that you were the journalist who 1st 1st broke this story on government sponsored doping in russia what do you think of this 4 year ban is this a deserved punishment i guess it's more than 2 thirds. because i think what happened and then russia for 4 years no it's not only doping and it's also a story of doping cover up on the really huge extent on a very very high level for years and says has been supported by the russian government and or visit try to fabricate evidence a couple of weeks tried too many prelate many plaited indeed and deleted evidence also under a lot scales so from my point of view is this is appropriate punishment some people even say it's not enough to say they have been asking and demanded a total ban that means russia should be totally excluded but not if you have to
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cetaceans that for the next couple of years we will have russian f. leads with no russian anthem there's no russian flag and they are only allowed to compete under really strict conditions they have to undergo a very strict doping control regime before hand otherwise they are not allowed to compete that means it is a really harsh punishment for the russians and i'm very interested to learn what will happen the next couple of weeks i think they will appeal the decision they will go to cuss international calls for obvious trade and sports and luzon and then we will see if that punishment will be executed yes or no but most of the people say it will happen higher you say that this is a deserved punishment what about the russian perspective here we've heard russian officials say that their country is being targeted that other countries are also doping but russia is being singled out here is that true. i wouldn't say so as extent of doping as the evidence we have here is so overwhelming there's
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no question that is a really serious issue we have to face it doesn't mean that in other countries people don't dope but it is not the same evidence it doesn't look that is the same way in other countries and we have it currently proven in russia you talk about systematic doping we don't talk about doping of we do individuals we don't talk about loopholes which maybe maybe some estimates of who would like to have and use we talk about really a big system in place and that makes a difference so we can compare doping in many countries and i don't say is that people are better than other countries i just say that as over the evidence is so meaningful it was so big said say as no other choice to punish in this way by you we've heard a reaction already from the russian anti-doping agency rosado their director saying they don't think that an appeal will actually work will be effective and also that this is a real tragedy for clean athletes in russia what does this mean for russian athletes
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. it is really a very harsh punishment in essence we are really clean we don't open they are no so the people who have really really affected by things which have been caused by other people that is also correct but what can you do if you have a system in place which you cannot trust you never know and because of the fabrication of the many place in our city illusion of data you don't know which ethic is clean and which as it is not clean has no real answer you can give on that so what can you. do as they have no choice and need to punish the system otherwise the system will not be changed as a future as they need to get some pressure from my point of view so at the very end it might also affect a few cleanest plates but says no it on it have the right of the journalist who 1st
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broke the story on government sponsored doping in russia joining us here thank you very much. thank you now in new zealand at least 5 people have been killed in a volcanic eruption on white island a popular tourist destination around 50 people are believed to have been on the island at the time of the eruption emergency services say the number of people missing is in double digits most of the survivors who were taken off the island are injured and some have suffered severe burns hours after the on the eruption of police now say they do not expect to find any more survivors difficult conditions are complicating search and rescue efforts. juta the current risk mission suki services able to seize the oil and what i mean by that we have taken a voice. in it and they have assisted us with making a risk assessment that the autumn is unstable. of possibilities of food or
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eruptions but actually the physical environment is unsafe for us to return to the autumn that was new zealand's deputy police commissioner a journalist covering the paramita has been following the story from auckland in new zealand with 5 people confirmed dead by police so we asked her if that figure was expected to rise. i mean unfortunately the number is likely to be higher as up to 27 people are still unaccounted for on white island new zealand's most active volcano after it erupted around monday afternoon local time 5 people are now confirmed dead one confirmed to be a young men from a town across the island 23 have been rescued including the 5 people killed a local news outlets reported people covered in ash could be seen arriving for treatment off the being transported from rescue helicopters at least 20 of those
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rescued were injured 7 pretty complete with burns being the main injury it was going from that there was a number of tourists on or around the island at the time of the explosion including new zealanders and people from overseas who me and curse that we heard police are talking about difficult conditions hampering their efforts what more can you tell us about rescue efforts at this point well the island itself is currently covered in ash and volcanic material and if they already start taking cues from experts to determine when the search and rescue team can safely access the island they can access the island as it is too dangerous to do so police confirm that currently there is no communication with anyone still on the island and even though a no fly zone has been established activity appears to have diminished since the short if there are russian although people living near the area have been warm warm to close all windows and doors and wear a mask or handkerchief when they go out and about were there any warning signs
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before this eruption. in october it was reported that volcanic activities on the island were at the highest levels since 2016 possibly suggesting the filipino was entering a period where the eruption was more likely our leader a member of the press asked prime minister just an ardent on why there are still tourists in the area she responded by saying there will be time for questions about how appropriate it was for people of the on the island given the heightened alert level but at this moment the focus needs to be on the search and rescue operation so the journalist chorus apparently to speaking to us from auckland thank you very much for that update. now to some other stories making headlines around the world police in india have a rest of the owner and manager of a factory destroyed in a fire that killed 43 people the blaze in the capital delhi broke out early on sunday as workers were sleeping inside it's believed it was caused by an electrical
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fault. calls are growing for malta prime minister to quit immediately protesters staged a sit in inside the building where joseph muscat has his office was caught faces pressure over alleged links to the murder of a prominent journalist. and nationwide protests and friends so for president in mind when mcclellan's pension reform policy has entered their 5th day bus and train services have been scaled down to cope with the strike in paris only 2 of the city's 16 subway lines are running and many commuters opted to drive to work instead by 9 am traffic around the capital stretched to 600 kilometers. the leaders of ukraine and russia are meeting in paris today to talk about the conflict in eastern ukraine it is the 1st time that vladimir putin and loaded missile lenski have met and it's the 1st time in 3 years the talks focusing on ending the war there have been held french president in monaco and german chancellor angela merkel are brokering this meeting of the conflict started in 2014
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and it's killed more than 13000 people and displaced more than 1000000 the worst fighting has been in the donbass region our correspondent nick conley traveled there and sent us this report. close enough to see what the other side having for lunch that's how these ukrainian troops have spent the last few years just 300 meters from the russian backed separatists placing them on the whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like about maybe on the 1st night of the seesaw you know it's a strange when there's no financial you get all nervous we're used to the shooting hoops and. the conflict may have fallen out of the headlines but the shooting and the death continues less than a 10 minute drive away a young woman walking with a child was severely wounded by a stray bullet just last week. through the trenches on xander was in his 2nd year cadet school when the conflict broke out when he unrolled he could hardly have
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imagined that he would soon find himself a 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. tide of the war has parents wives worried about them back home but if the politicians can sort this out by talking why not if we withdraw from here it's a disaster as long as no opponent. but then it does with. but off camera many soldiers are more skeptical they don't want to give up territory regain from the separatists and the cost of many lives. president selenski government is convinced that only a buffer zone between the front lines can bring peace. it's a short drive from the trenches to one of the region's biggest crossing points between government and separatist held territory thousands make the journey every day spending hours out in the cold. we're hoping for peace after all this time we need to resolve this war it's been 6 years since it all began i'm convinced on
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buses part of ukraine. i don't understand what maclin makan want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some thought cut together and put all this behind them. with the public 3 he and we need a united ukraine and we need an end to all this. so people don't have to suffer in these queues anymore at the polls which implore. don't yes but if ukraine's biggest cities is less than half an hour's drive down the road behind me we can't go there the pro russian separatists in control of the city aware e of the foreign press presence lensky was elected early this year on a promise to bring down your back to ukrainian government control that's what this meeting in paris is all about. back in the front line it's quiet at least during daylight hours silence allows time to think about the future. but i'm not interested in this
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normandy summit what will happen will happen. this war needs to end i've lost so many comrades already. giving the others some weight making peace and that's going to be to the. repercussions of this war will be felt for years to come it's not just about the mines and grenades the litter this landscape about the war in people's heads that report from our correspondent nick connelly and he is in paris for the talks and joins us for more hi nick this will be the 1st ever meeting between ukraine's president selenski and president putin what do you think we can expect when these 2 meet. well to meet the expectations are very high indeed basically everyone has been waiting for this meeting since he was elected to ukraine's presidency earlier this year you'll have selenski the man who this time last year was a comedian and not in politics it's all up against that image putin who's been in
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charge of russia for almost 20 years that's longer than any recent russian leader since stalin the question is how he is political newbie will do in those talks williams let's keep his part has put a lot of work into getting this meeting to happen a lot of legwork he seems to think that the personal chemistry and that contact could actually really help to change things. change the political dynamics in a way that original negotiations haven't but very very tense situation here in paris lots of press all eyes in eastern europe in paris today in this meeting very tight security and a lot to play for. you know president lansky has made a lot of concessions in order for these talks to even go ahead so what is at stake for him in paris. a great deal he was elected to the ukraine presidency on a promise to bring peace to bring ukrainians back to the normalcy they enjoyed for 2014 although this conflict has basically disappeared from the international
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headlines people wounded and killed in eastern ukraine on a daily basis millions of lost their homes it is a real huge humanitarian cost of this conflict that we really underestimate maybe in western europe where this isn't daily news screens and beyond that there's a real sense that western european leaders particularly today's host a man on the call wants to get back to business as normal with putin's kremlin and will be putting a lot of pressure on ukraine to make concessions to allow them to withdraw the sanctions and to reengage with russia all right so a lot at stake a lot of pressure here how likely is it that these talks will come to any sort of agreement. well that's the $1000000.00 question this kind of sum a tree is not an exact science the expectations are definitely high and the fact that they have got together is already a big deal meeting at this kind of level hasn't happened for the past 3 years but the question is what kind of what kind of concessions is the lansky willing to make is he willing to basically give up on parts of ukraine's sovereignty its its
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ability to decide its own future without asking moscow for permission and even if he does will the people back home in kiev accept it will there be a backlash from the people from the war veterans who've really invested so much of their their lives their security in keeping ukraine safe will they accept some kind of deal with russia that's the big question we're going to be here all day to keep all of us updated on where this where these talks go that's right those talks have to get underway in a few hours time our correspondent nick connelly there in paris thank you. now to finland which is likely to get its youngest ever prime minister 34 year old son a marine has been nominated by the social democrats lead the 5 party coalition government all 5 of those parties now have women at the helm the finish parliament is likely to confirm as the new head of government in the coming days and that will make her the youngest prime minister currently in office anywhere in the world. no. and i said as they joins us in the studio now she's
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a finnish reporter following developments there for us hi ana tell us more about sentiment who is this well the interest in her and actually comes because she is this young female rising star of politics so 84 years old. well she's what you need to know is that she's the now of the youngest serving prime minister in the world previously it was ukraine's alexy hunch at oak and we know that there are a few other young leaders around the world that just into her and in new zealand or as the boston courts in austria but even as a very left leaning for press of social democrats she's also known as the adamant defender of those social welfare system and a free education she comes herself from a very modest background which she often points out in interviews and she also has same sex parents so she has taken all these like minority questions also very seriously she's also a very different kind of politician than the former prime minister she's now
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replacing being also just young very out there politician she does a lot of politics kind of on social media in the public debates and not behind closed doors like the 50 something year olds that's or governing for her ok so what's brought her to power why are we seeing this change in leadership well she comes from inside the social democratic party does have to change the leadership previous prime minister did in the last well he lost the confidence off governing coalition partner the central party after a very clumsy handling of a postal strike and finland. as it is in many inordinate european countries finland as well as governed by several parties together 5 parties and if one of them loses confidence of the prime minister they have to do some changes at the same time it seems this is really at the change that. she dumb across are hoping for i mean she's a young. very well scandal free politician and maybe just
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a faceless day needed to also them to attract young voters you know how it's on the money and being received in finland well she's very well liked as i said she has been very straightforward people like that she says what she saying sort of you don't have to guess too much about her. people are also expecting for her to pick up on a very ambitious climate program already the government has pledged. for finland to become carbon neutral by the twins 35 and finland is also still holding over to e.u. chairmanship and also there they hope to push still for some. climate goals on monday in my pictures to the bar it is an aside i stay with us here in studio thank you for your analysis you're watching the news still to come a look at the weekend's bundesliga results with when you are berlin strong showing
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in their debut season. but 1st calls by hong kong democracy activists for citywide strikes have gone largely unanswered today protesters mostly kept off the streets a day after staging their biggest anti-government rally in months organizers say 800000 joined the march on sunday called to mark 6 months since the start of mass demonstrations calling for more autonomy but as to that is charlotte shell some pill reports many are too scared to take part in the protests instead they're setting up inventive ways to support those who have lost jobs or family because of their involvement. faces hidden location concealed only then with these home call intrapreneur agreed to be filmed. they set up an online shopping service which supports the pro-democracy movement. it employs protesters who've
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been arrested or kicked out of their homes for their part in the demonstrations. we want to provide for the teenagers and everyone that is involved in this movement they should be proud of what they are doing we are proud of them and we will support them with their career despite being a world away from the front lines initiatives like this fear the founders who volunteers say being identified could jeopardize their career is perhaps even less safety starts with a new born son logistics manager caleb says getting caught up in violent protests isn't an option passionately i don't have the courage to go on the front lines and fight with them so i fell into this backup role and started this company and let them know that they are not left behind and the hong kong people are supporting them with this scheme caleb's among the growing ranks of hong kong is finding inventive ways to support the pro-democracy cause.
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when you picture the hong kong protests warehouses like this one won't be the 1st thing that springs to mind but it's far from the front lines behind the scenes initiatives like this one that are quietly collectively sustaining this movement caleb says he hopes one day he and his team won't have to hide their identities and will feel safe to proudly admit the role they've played. football now and cologne find themselves in real trouble at the bottom of the table they failed to win again on sunday when they lost 2 nil against fellow promoted side when you're on berlin their season couldn't be playing out more differently. when your own berlin have transformed the study on on the isle in foster into a repeatable fortress picking up 12 of their 16 points at home but the travelling herd of cologne fans were optimistic they could buck this trend deep in the drop zone cologne were eyeing fellow promoted signing known as potential for rare away
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points. the visitors looked well on track to deliver for their fans early on cologne forced union keepers off a geek of the to be at his acrobatic best half an hour in. but toppling an yone on their home turf isn't easy with one of the league's leakiest defenses a barely mark sebastian anderson barreled through clones back line in a head to do my own in front one nil in the 33rd minute with the game settle down fisher changed little at the half now and cruise control doubled their lead just 5 minutes after the break after a quick check anderson 2nd of the night and 8th of the season was confirmed to have crossed the line. now down a 2 nil hole marcus is dole's attempt to rally his troops had little impact colognes late stabs at goal weren't wearing anyone. but finished at 2 nil a cold splash of water on the visitors survival hopes another defense of the
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fortress has you know unless worried about relegation there's still work to do. if you take your foot off the pedal one thing you're safe in the league to news so in that sense we haven't done anything yet. their 4th straight home when put in your own intent far away from the relegation pack for now at least. right there was out one other sunday match up potter born went to bremen in search of some pivotal points in the fight to stay in the league bremen have been struggling themselves this season and looked poised to settle for a scoreless draw but they were stunned in the 90th minute when spending 4 to deliver only their 2nd win of the season that go that last gasp for fire potter born into a frenzy it lets them out of last place i. now it's taken 100 days but the berlin zoo has finally revealed that twin pandas who
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were born in august are boys the cubs have been named and. china has lent their parents to the zoo for 15 years now the kind of birth sparked a debate about germany's stance towards human rights in china and even a campaign to name the cubs hong and kong in support of the pro-democracy protests . let's get a recap now of our top story here on d w police in new zealand say 5 people have died in a volcano eruption at a popular tourist destination a number of people have been injured emergency services say they do not believe there are any more survivors on the island. well don't forget you can always get d.w. news on the go download or after google play from the app store that will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news and if you're part of
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