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this is d.w. news while i've been from berlin tonight breaking the deadlock with russia and ukraine hold peace talks in paris to try to find a way to end the war in eastern ukraine the conflict there has killed 13000 people displaced more than a 1000000 we'll take you to the combat zone and we'll go to paris where russian and ukrainian leaders have met for the 1st time also coming up russia banned from all global sporting events for the next 4 years including the upcoming 2020 olympics the world anti-doping agency says moscow trying to stop drug cheats from being
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exposed and 5 people dead after new zealand's most active volcano erupts sending planes of ash and steam into the scalia's tourist we're exploring the whole casinos surface at least 8 people are missing. and supporting the protestors in hong kong how a team of volunteers keep the supplies flowing for different straight groups who hit the streets month after month. i bring to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome the leaders of ukraine and russia have been holding a one on one talks in paris to discuss the conflict in eastern ukraine it's the.
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1st time in 3 years that talks focusing on ending the war there have been held and this is the very 1st meeting between russian president vladimir putin and ukrainian president golda meir's olinsky the pair said earlier today with french president emmanuel mccrone and german chancellor angela merkel they are brokering this meeting and the conflict started back in 2014 it has killed more than 13000 people and displaced more than a 1000000 the worst fighting has been in the don't bet region our correspondent nick connelly traveled there and he 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 pacing them the whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like maybe on the 1st night of the cease fire it's a strange and there's no fun at all you get all nervous we're used to the shooting
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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 out walking with her child was severely wounded by a stray bullet just last week our guide through the trenches on xander was in his 2nd year cadet school when the call for a recount when he rolled he could hardly have imagined that he would soon find himself a 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. everyone is tired of the war has parents wives bore it about them back home but if the politicians can sort this out by talking why not if we withdraw from here it's not a disaster as long as the opponent just the same but then there's retorted. 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 the present selenski of government is convinced that only a buffer zone between the front lines can bring peace. it's
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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 of 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 donbass is part of ukraine. the if i don't understand what madeleine mccann want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some vodka together and put all this behind them. the. we need a united ukraine and we need an end to all this. so people don't have to suffer in these queues anymore you. don't yet see what if you cranes biggest cities it's less than half an hour's drive down the road behind me we can't go that the pro russian separatists in control of the city
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a wary of the foreign press presence selenski was elected early this year on a promise to bring down yet 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. of. the i'm not interested in this normandy summit what will happen will happen. this war needs to end i've lost so many comrades already. true giving the other site 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 minds of grenades the litter this landscape it's about the war in people's heads. or correspondent he is in paris covering the talks force tonight good evening to you org so what do we know how far along are these talks.
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you just are currently having dinner and hammering out the details of what will will be a final declaration and it'll be really interesting to see what is in that declaration to what extent will it be able to resolve this conflict potentially to revive the peace accord which basically is already has already all the ingredients you would need to result in the conflict but what you really need is a choreography which element comes 1st it's clear that a cease fire as to stand 1st and currently in ukraine we have a fragile cease fire then follows the withdrawal of heavy arms about the question is then will we have elections 1st and then ukraine regaining its territory or the other way round that is where a russians and ukrainians are at loggerheads and so it really is premature to talk about expectations of any significant breakthrough would you agree
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absolutely but we are quite far away i would say from from a real breakthrough but we look it took a mere 3 and a half years for this meeting to take place that the french president has put quite a bit of leg work into a brokering a meeting like this with together with the german chancellor angela merkel it took a lot of convincing and there are some positive signs however there is a new president in ukraine with president selenski and there's been a prisoner swap there is this french child ceasefire which we have at the moment so some some positive signs up on which you can build here in paris but none of that is guaranteed and this is the 1st meeting between these 2 presidents ukraine's olinsky and russian president vladimir putin who is holding the cards year.
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that's an interesting question brant because of course on the one hand you have an absolute newcomer to political bargaining and that is the ukrainian president selenski and then you have the heavyweight if you want to when it comes to political bargaining and that is flooding near putin or what do you do you have to acknowledge objectively is that there is a lot more pressure on the ukrainian representative here the ukrainian leader because he is really walking a tight rope on the one hand he won support for his presidency on the back of promises to end this war. on the other hand many people in ukraine have gone to the streets on sunday saying don't sell us out you know don't give in by all means do bring us that peace but but. don't don't let yourself be. forced into any compromises that later we could regret and what about the other 2 leaders at the table i'm talking about french president jacques wrong german
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chancellor angela merkel what's all this what's in it for them the french president has said a long time now that he would like to read link russia to europe and look at this conflict in ukraine as practically paralyzed relations to russia we 3 seen these sanctions from from europe from the e.u. regarding the annexation of crimea so there's a lot of conflict potential here that has a full out onto neighboring europe basically this conflict is taking place on the doorstep of the e.u. and so they would like to see a stable ukraine here so a lot of strategic interests and then there's of course personal interest my call really would like to sell this knife as a big victory here at home and in the world our correspondent get your muscles on the story for us at those talks in paris thank you. a russian is part
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of our 2nd story tonight the world anti-doping agency water has banned russia from taking part in international sporting competitions for the next 4 years water ruled that russia should be punished for manipulating laboratory data planting think evidence and believing files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats the banned rules russia out of the upcoming tokyo olympics next year. tokyo 20 twentieth's was supposed to be the final highlight of anastasiya korea but now she's in a gray zone after the word anti-doping agency bent russia from the coming summer games you look at the sun you're going to it's one thing not to qualify because you're not well prepared you've made mistakes but it's quite another thing when it's because you are punished for other people's mistakes so things will certainly not be easy for. the word anti-doping agency wada has approved the recommendations of its compliance panel and that means pending appeal russia is now banned from
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international sporting events for the next 4 years including be a lympics if there is a decision being issued according to the. tour the world anti-doping no quote. it's a mandatory for the i.o.c. . but there is some light at the end of the tunnel for russian athletes who can show they are clean and without ties to the state sponsored doping system be allowed to compete in the indian peaks and in other venues and a neutral banner. well here's a round of of the other stories that are making headlines around the world people in beirut have been forced to find creative ways of getting around as floods paralyze parts of the lebanese capital the heavy rains have damaged homes and businesses officials are blaming outdated infrastructure saudi arabia says restaurants no longer need to segregate customers by sex previously they were
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required to have separate entrances and eating areas for men and women this is the latest in a series of sweeping social reforms in the conservative islamic kingdom finland is said to get its youngest ever prime minister 34 year old son marie has been nominated by the social democrats who lead the 5 party coalition government parties now have women at the helm arinze appointment is expected to be approved by parliament this week that would also make her the world's youngest serving prime minister. you're watching b.w. news still to come the hollywood awards season kicks off with the announcement of next year's golden globes nominees will tell you just in 4 who are. coming up in just a few months just. baby pandas born in berlin and then back in august have made their public debut we'll hear why politics is being kept firmly out of what is
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being described as trying to end the diplomacy. at least 5 people have been killed in a volcano eruption off the coast of new zealand's north island 8 others are now known to still be missing the full cari volcano which is also known as white island erupted suddenly shortly after 2 pm local time on monday spewing plumes of ash into the. panicked tourists watch as a wall of volcanic ash threatens to envelop them. i think that's helped by the. minute. volcanoes age know they bore witness to its might.
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survivors scrambled on to boats 50 people were on the island emergency services ferried the engine some in critical condition to the mainland. in the immediate aftermath a number of helicopters mind a deliberate decision to fly to the island to greece to survivors. when we spec helicopter landed on the island and were able to transport surviving suspect to the mine and. 2 private helicopters were also able to lend and risk to survivors along with a volcanic the a helicopter. i want to acknowledge the courageous decision made by 3 spondon and those pilots who in the immediate risk if it made a incredibly brave decision under extraordinarily dangerous circumstances in an attempt to get people out and earlier in the day visitors found themselves walking on what the maoris call for carry the dramatic volcano little idea what was
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rumbling beneath their feet although act of fatal eruptions are rare. it's not a particularly big eruption is is seed it was kind of. or much like a throat clearing kind of eruption and that's why material probably won't have made it to my new zealand what mike it mainly in new zealand. through clearing exercise and for those involved an unforgettable reminded that nature also and sometimes awful bain's to its own will. there's a dramatic pictures there let's go now to parmenter she's a journalist joining us from all kalinda new zealand chris it's good to have you on the program we've got reports that police are now saying that there are new signs of life on the island where the eruption took place are you hearing those reports
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as well and does that mean that it's too dangerous disinterest you teams out. and yes brett police believe that anyone would have been taken from the island alive rescued at the time of evacuation yesterday they stated that made the information they have they believe as up this morning new zealand time there are no survivors on the island lights over the volcano by police military and rescue planes also found no sign of life this morning a navy ship that's going to the island and sending up surveillance drones to find out if it is safe or reteam to land later today on the island. and we understand that the car your wife this volcano has it's a popular destination was tourists it's considered one of the world's most successful volcanoes tell us a little bit about it. well yeah questions have been raised why
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visitors have been allowed to come to the island although in the last last weeks. alert level has been an issue but it is ultimately up to the tour operators to decide whether to take visitors to the privately owned island with the necessary permits and one local company white island to restate it on their website that it operates through for right alert levels but added that passengers should be aware that there is always a risk with. guard less often the alert level alert levels change on a relatively frequent basis and one moment knowledge is said i don't now know that interruptions from full again it's not just white niland going to be expected at any time despite that around $10000.00 tourists visit double again. here. and that was a journalist caruso parmeet of speaking to me earlier from oakland new zealand. hong kong democracy activists for
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a city wide strikes have gone largely unanswered today for testers mostly kept off the streets a day after staging their biggest anti-government rally in months organizers say $800000.00 people joined the march on sunday covert to more 6 months since the start of mass demonstrations calling for more autonomy but. some pill reports many are too scared to take part in the protests instead they are setting up inventive ways to support those who've lost jobs or family support because of their involvement faces hidden location conceal only then with these hong kong entrepreneurs agree to be filmed they set up an online shopping said this which supports the pro-democracy movement. it employs protesters who've been arrested or kicked out of their homes they're pawns in the demonstrations. we want to provide for the teenagers and everyone that is involved in this movement they should be
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proud of what they are doing we are proud of them and we will support them with the career despite being a world away from the front lines initiatives like this can feel the founders or volunteers say being identified could jeopardize their careers perhaps even the safety thoughts with a new born son logistics manager caleb is 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. 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
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initiatives like this one that are quietly and 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 here some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world police in india have arrested the owner and manager of a factory destroyed in a fire that fire killed 43 people a blaze in the capital delhi early on sunday as workers were sleeping inside it's believed that it was caused by an electrical fault. calls are growing for malta's a prime minister to resign immediately protesters staged a sit in inside the building where joseph has his office and get things is pressure over alleged links to the murder of a prominent investigative journalist nationwide protests in france over president manual micron's pension reform policy have entered their 5th day bus and train
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services have been scaled down to cope with the strike in paris only 2 out of the city's 16 metro of lines are running and many commuters opted to get behind the wheel instead but by 9 am going to stand traffic around the capitol stretched to 600 kilometers that's a traffic jam. the 2020 golden globe nominations have been announced and netflix has left the competition in its net dust streaming services marriage story led the way with 6 nominations including best drama of the stars this portrait of divorce scarlett johansson and adam driver were among the nominees and there were also 5 nods for the gangster epic the irishman scorsese and his work series you're nominated for best director. yes i have seen that. joins us now from the culture so that netflix is just changing the game and
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taking the all the awards home and completely dominant i mean they got 34 awards nominations today 17 for fill in the film category 17 and t.v. completely ahead of the pack leaving everyone in the dust as you as as you said had i mean i think spade is 2 reasons one they spent amazing amount of money to do this there's nothing crazy amounts of money just to get awards recognition i mean the irishman alone scorsese film cost at least honored $50000000.00 to make but i think what's also interesting is netflix is making films that the studios are making so the marks for say film and he tried to get it made with the studios they all turned it down because they said it was too expensive a more interesting film in that respect though is marriage story now that's not a hugely expensive movie it's a sort of intimate tale of divorce it's a little bit like kramer vs kramer if you member that sounds really back that's kind of movie that 20 or 30 years ago the studios were making and would have been a contender
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a typical oscar contender they stopped making those movies instead they look turned towards the the superhero movies and the big thing blockbusters and that's what's really moved into that gap that those type of movies are the kind of movies that really play in award season and that really end up the collective soul globes and the oscars that was the big studios who were doing wonderwoman next summer for examining us wonder what are the rules of this road we look for magic last hour but . when i ask you what do you wear jamaica. i love the irishman no long long movie through a half hour ago and talks about that yeah i thought it was a beautiful tribute to what's course as he's done with the gangster genre and the ending without giving any spoilers it is really sort of a nice coda sort of ending to a comment on all his work that's come before and that was a beautiful day with any surprises in these nominations yeah i mean i thought it was surprising a bit that got 5 nominations but not one for best actor for robert de niro who stars in it and it's a surprise but another disappointment this year again no director nominations for for female directors i was really hoping that to grow together we will get
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nomination for little woman which is also an incredible film but the globes decided to give their 5 oscar or their 5 globe nominations for best director 2 told me ok you mentioned does what we saw with the golden globes is it gives any indication of who's going to bring an oscar home typically does i mean we saw last time every globe winner went on to pick the same cake at the same category in the oscars more or less it's usually a good predictor of the big question will be this time will be that's what's next is so dominant at the globes with the nominations. the oscars have not tend to favor netflix because the film industry in hollywood doesn't like netflix palsy when it comes to showing their films they don't come to show them in theaters only very shortly and then show them online they don't like that policy i think that attacks their business model so it'll be interesting to see if they do snub netflix this time and maybe go for a film like joker when just a studio back movie got 4 globe nominations i think it's got a lock on the best actor category with the walk in phoenix playing this incredible
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cartoon villain but played as if he's sort of a mentally disturbed in-cell it's interesting because it's a studio movie that has the feel of an independent martin scorsese film almost so it's almost as if the studios a look at netflix and saying maybe we can't let them make all the adult the grown up movies made we have to go back and start making those movies that maybe maybe they should but netflix host the oscars maybe you know you don't work as always thank you don. are there is a whole lot of cute the berlin zoo right now twin baby pandas born in august made their long awaited public they view on monday with keepers revealing a little bundles of fur or boids hard to tell they're the result of what's dubbed china's panda diplomacy beijing allowed their parents to come to germany back in 2017 but the zoo is keeping politics out of the little ones names. it's
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a rare sight media professionals in raptures. they were invited to meet these 2 baby giant pandas $100.00 days after they were born according to chinese tradition that's when babies should be named. the 2 boys who were the property of the chinese state man one and shon which means fulfill the dream and desire dream. like china pursues panda diplomacy to deepen trusting bones with other countries and perhaps and hans its own image. some wags in berlin suggested the babies should be named hong and kong to draw attention to the struggle for democracy in the semi autonomous region. yeah i suppose it's a nice idea to solidarity with another democracy movement so yeah i think i'm a good idea. that would be funny but obviously the chinese would never accept that . the chinese ambassador to germany was not amused by the suggestion this
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talk. because he's out it's absurd he's on the wrong. and that's. the little fellows are the 1st to be born and then they're set to meet the public next year. just in time for weather archer watching the w. news live from berlin after a short break i'll be back in through the day to stick around for that.
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clamors for the german unity journalist pay tell him borg was at the scene. 30 years later he looks back on the. interest and starts december 19th t w played. ukraine's new president for them is alinsky is meeting face to face for the 1st time with russian president vladimir putin zelinsky is inexperienced and he wants peace in eastern ukraine putin is a master of his craft and he still claims that russian troops are not in eastern ukraine tonight from reality t.v. to reality politic the reality check for ukraine.


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