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just. to pursue legal starts joyce 1st on t w. this is g w news live from berlin open borders once again for germany and 5 more days government officials say all land border checks will be lifted on june 15th we looked at what that means for the summer travel season. meanwhile a fresh outbreak of the ground a virus stirs up tensions in a western german town many blame the muslim families who say they are the target of a smear campaign. and prosecutors in sweden say they know who killed prime minister
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olof palme and more than 30 years ago but they cannot pursue the case because the suspect is dead. plus a final farewell for george flooring the man who died in police custody in minneapolis 2 weeks ago laid to rest in his hometown of houston hundreds of mourners gathered to remember floyd whose death made him a global icon for racial injustice. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us as corona virus infection rates slow german interior minister hostage as a whole has announced that germany will lift the remaining checks at its land borders on june 15th things well then mostly be back to the way they were before the start of the entry restrictions which were introduced in mid march to curb the spread of the coronavirus in germany. that the updated rules will reopen borders
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with switzerland france austria and denmark restrictions still apply to non european union citizens until at least the end of june and air travel to italy and spain is also set to resume. let's bring in our political correspondent kate brady with the very latest on this story hi kate can you tell us more details about what is being relaxed. exactly as over june 15th all border controls on germany's borders with neighboring countries will indeed be lifted and at the same time that will allow aid to citizens and swiss citizens to travel freely into germany without checks but as you mentioned there are a couple of exceptions it's worth pointing out that controls on flights from spain will still indeed be in place until june 21st but of course all of these relaxed measures and relaxed controls are all subject to change depending on how the
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situation develops in the coming months when it comes to the $1000.00 pandemic kate germany's travel warning to most of europe will also be lifted starting june 15th but there are exceptions there as well can you tell us more about that. exactly similar rules but the travel warning will be lifted on june 15th both of the e.u. countries for any normally e.u. member states of the schengen zone and also for the united kingdom as well but again spain will only be accepting a limited number of tourists from june 21st except for a large number at least up to almost 11000 german tourists who are going to be able to travel to the belair araik islands particularly to me all current huge tourist destination for many germans every year and so they're going to take part in what effectively will be a whole a day a pilot project to see how people cope with certain social distancing measures and
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coping with hygiene restrictions that are in place while the pandemic is still going but still while that able to enjoy a holiday if you look at all these measures together if you're in germany when you and you want to travel to countries outside of the shannons of this visa free travel zone what does that mean for them. well the travel warning for outside of the e.u. has now been extended until august 31st and said that includes more than $160.00 countries now the german foreign minister said that this could change and that could be exceptions made depending on how individual countries move forward in handling the pandemic in the coming weeks but for now he said that germany just simply doesn't want to run the risk of having hundreds of thousands of german tourists stranded aboard internationally in the coming weeks should there be a 2nd wave in at the moment the the data and the information just isn't there from
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all those countries outside of the e.u. to really calculate what the risk might be to encourage germans to travel outside the e.u. . brady reporting thank you very much. as those travel restrictions are east however there is been a 2nd corona virus outbreak in germany after lockdown measures were loosened the western city of getting in is now seeing new cases surged to dangerous levels and a muslim roma community is facing accusations and racial abuse over the outbreak we want to go to going to find out more. the apartment building rises into the sky right next to the heart of the city this building has seen a significant outbreak of new coronavirus cases and getting several large muslim roma families supposedly gathered to celebrate the and obama dance without sticking to social distancing rules the families the night this. yes we celebrated
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ramadan we all went to the mosque but we kept a distance everyone had a mosque going on his own prayer march we followed the rules. since the outbreak of division between the people living in the apartment lot and the rest of the city is growing a smear campaign broke out the inhabitants speak of spitting attacks and insults. we are furious about what is happening to us this really is just purposely stirring up huge animosity towards us and to say it is. now the head of the city's action committee apologizes for some of the words used when communicating the cases but some people are simply irresponsible she says. i'm sorry now that i used the words large families in connection with the outbreak because the words large families are often associated with people from an immigrant background and it was not my intention to discredit anyone but what we have to
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state is certain individuals have not followed the rules in the context of this outbreak and this is absolutely unacceptable one doesn't for i nor where the infection spread is still unclear this is also a suspected hot spot an illegal gathering with over 30 people is said to have taken place here many of them sharing the same shisha pipe now distancing measures that were just loose and could be tightened again after the latest outbreak schools have closed this week that makes people angry but there is also a sense of awareness freising this winning i think you would move to oh it's unbelievable meeting at that restaurant i simply can't understand how they could do you that kindness and 21st in this month the us looked like and really we can talk about the fact this was irresponsible behavior but that has nothing to do with
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people's religion or nationality it's a tool via. anyone who does such things in times of restrictions meeting people in public places that simply brainless no matter what religion or beliefs they practice systems. the city has now tested as many people as possible in the last few days everyone agrees now that the infections are here further spreading has to be stopped as quickly as possible. to the us were george floyd at the black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for almost 9 minutes has been laid to rest at his funeral in houston texas friends and family members spoke about the man they knew and loved floyd's death ignited global protests against racism and police brutality. morning a man whose crime in the what's of his supporters was being born back more than 500
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guests attended the funeral and he sed in texas that george floyd whose death under the knee of a white policeman spots global protests calling for racial justice. as we. speak is that the ceremony made impassioned pleas for change clematis system because impro can last large pay a price for the african american system that failed. and he's lucky to be shane just no more hate crimes police so why is it make america great again but when has america ever been great. in a fierce year civil rights activist reverend al sharpton the keys president on the trunk of caring more about trying to stop protests than ending police brutality. and we know the rights for black light is the same as the prices for white light
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we go keep coming back to these situations over and over again is that a law will work or it won't work. trumps opponent in the presidential election democrat joe biden also to live it's a video message to the funeral. now is the time for racial justice. that's the events we must give to our children when they ask why. because when there is justice for george florey. we will truly be are wearing racial justice in america in then she said she. will have changed the world. well solem the funeral was also a rousing tributes to the life of floyd. to give you correspondent oliver salat is in houston and sent us his impressions from
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the hometown tributes to george floyd it was a very sad and emotional day the procession the ceremony in the church lasted for 4 hours you got a little bit of an idea through the report that we've just seen his family members delivering a highly emotional speech is moved to tears of course but then there was also this year for aspect to the ceremony the family wanted to celebrate the life of george ford and that was done in the tradition of the afro-american church and so he became an icon for this movement and that's what many people are so proud of that someone that was largely not unknown to the public became the face of a worldwide movement sparking protests world wide and people really do believe that his death was not in vain and there could have been chile bring change and improvement of course and send out a strong signal against racism in the united states was also around the world. let's check in on some other stories from around the world
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a massive oil spill in russia's arctic region has polluted a lake that serves as a basin for water flowing into the arctic ocean emergency teams are working to contain more than $20000.00 tons of diesel which traveled 20 kilometers from the spill site. have you waynes and flooding of killed more than a dozen people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in southeastern china chinese state media say the flood waters have caused nearly half a 1000000000 euros worth of damage the coast guard officials in the mediterranean have recovered the bodies of 20 people off the tunisian coast there are thought to be migrants from subsaharan africa and the search has been launched for around 30 more people who were on a boat that sank on its way to italy. germany's foreign minister has warned israel that its plan to begin addicks in parts of the west bank would be in violation of international law michael moss was speaking in
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israel where he's been holding talks with his israeli counterpart gabi ashkenazi the talks come just weeks before the new israeli government plans to enact legislation for the annexation of jewish settlements and the jordan valley in the occupied west bank several countries along with the u. and arab states say the plan would be a final blow to hopes of a 2 state solution. kramer's following the story for us in jerusalem hi tanya has the german foreign minister had specified whether germany will actively try to prevent a planned attack sation of parts of the west bank. what was the 1st meeting of german foreign minister with his new counterparts in isro. the empty hosts made it very clear that germany and the other member states are very burridge and very concerned about israel's plans to possibly annex parts of the west. bank settlements and parts of the jordan valley he said this would
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contradict international law by doing so he had to strike rather delicate balance between saying you know this is germany's historical commitment to israel but also to make his position very clear that such a move would contradict international law we know that germany's taking over the seat of the e.u. presidency on july 1st does that give germany more weight in this matter will have any impact on these discussions. i think it does and it was also mentioned here not only the presidency but also the presidency of the security council and i think what's important for germany but also other e.u. member states is that if it's the go ahead to these plans that would actually count to now the notion off a 2 state solution which has been advocated for by the e.u.
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and germany for several decades now it also has regional implications talking about endangering possibly the peace agreement with jordan and the german foreign minister who will travel to jordan later this afternoon and evening and also on the international level what does it mean for other conflicts in the world where land is being occupied it was also interesting the day before yesterday the palestinian prime minister mohammad study also mentioned that he thinks it's very important to germany plays a more buy to vote and more active role because it will take over the presidency he was talking to journalists. and tanya do you think we could actually see a change in israel's decision to start and axing parts of the west bank. well i think it's too early to say and they heard the foreign minister gabi
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ashkenazi saying that he was asked actually if there actually now any maps i need decision on that he's saying the u.s. and israeli mapping team are still working out the details as actually a big discussion is where right now what's going to be the scope and what kind of an extension it is what parts of the west wind would be annexed and the timing of the annexation but i think it was important for the german foreign minister hike in moscow to come in at this point in time and to say you know to put out his concerns and that of other e.u. member states to israel to defuse tanya kramer reporting for us thank you. now it was sweden's most famous unsolved mystery for 34 years but today prosecutors say they have finally concluded who killed former prime minister olof palme the case will never go to court however because the man investigators say is the murder is that starts mini's through north. it was a murder that shocks the nation one that for decades went unsolved. was shot
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dead after visiting the stockholm cinema are in 1986 thousands of people were question during the course of multiple investigations now 34 years later prosecutors say they're finally certain of the killer's identity there's one particular person one thought that we somehow can't get round as it were and that person that we're talking about is this big instrument who in the press has been called the scandium man. angstrom who killed himself in 2000 came forward as a witness at the time but police didn't consider him a suspect until 2 years ago they're still unsure of his motive but he was known to have political grievances with palmer the prime minister was much loved by many sweets piece the outpouring of grief after his death but the left leaning palmer
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had many enemies as well he opposed the vietnam war and called south africa's apartheid regime gruesome this that led to many conspiracy theories about foreign involvement in the murder this is one of the biggest police investigations in the world is often compared with the assassination of j.f.k. and even also with the lockerbie bombing. and if we look to sweden then of course it is by far sweden's biggest criminal investigation ever diminished cream may now be over when it comes to late for all of palm his wife liz spent by his side during the shooting she died 2 years ago never knowing the true identity of her husband's killer. let's get more on that story now with class loafed and he's a correspondent for swedish national television in stockholm cause thank you for joining us prosecutors today named the man that they believe killed off on
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a who is a and what was his motive. well he says he will soon joran state u.s. agents and he worked at an office very close to where was shots and he was stiff curious old at the time and he seems to be rather all secure where do extreme views on politics he was. said to have despised these socialists he was himself like moral right wing rather extreme right wing person breathy was also a low person opus the according to the prosecutor most likely on his own not with an organization beyond cuffed him was murdered 34 years ago why are we saying this announcement being made now. well the 1st answer to your question is that delimit all the prosecuting and well from the order was 25 years and that was changed like
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yeah a little bit more than a decade ago just because of the ansal problem ordered that was on this it won't be on this week so and the 2nd reason is that the initial investigation was done very badly by the. prosecutors and police officers so there were a lot of documents little testimonies a lot of materials but very few clear cut conclusion to who have done this terrible crime in these 34 years kerry it's been a lot of speculation there's been a lot of conspiracy theories about what happened do you think that this announcement will bring sweden some closure. to some yes i mean i would have problems more than problems today this is closure for me the party leader over right now liberals and the moderates sean said the same i guess the prime minister's on the same opinion having said that though there's hasn't been a trial hasn't been in the courts of law just stating that that was the case
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because obviously that's not possible since the man's death since 20 years so there's still a lot of room for speculation conspiracy theorist and. they will keeps taking and still is not the case that to them it's a it's it's announcing it's a closure that's a lot of people don't think this is the kind of how have the swedish people of the public been reacting to this announcement today. now i think it's a it's a very vigorous situation where there girl lot of people things that you know in the 1st place you have to remember that this took place 986 that means that there's a new generation that has grown up and they're not so emotionally and intellectually connected to the snorter to damage some of the more abstract to people pain cannot each in time the 6 this it just it's a it's a it's
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a really terrible thing that's happening in contemporary swedish history and we we are has done fully satisfied with this prosecutor who seems to be very competent person and one that is very very good police investigation but there are no hard hard evidence is connecting this man so and he says himself the prosecutor today that the evidence is that he has materialized wouldn't probably hold in court or all along this is or as they can get in this investigation and to me and to us i mean to a lot of people that these this is very convincing class often correspondent for swedish national television thank you for joining us. the german government is investing 9000000000 euros to become number one in green hydrogen technology according to a new strategy paper out today germany is betting that this renewable energy source can both reduce carbon emissions and stimulate the country's economy let's take
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a look at what exactly hydrogen technology is and what potential it holds. it's a huge commitment in germany's efforts to become a clean energy economy by seeking to lead the world in hydrogen energy generation. cream or should we rather take energy system transformation and climate protection to a new qualitative level and we can do this by using hydrogen or more precisely green hydrogen in energy production and energy he's very good for. hydrogen is already used in power plants and vehicles but most of the fuel is sourced from natural gas a process that releases a lot of carbon dioxide green hydrogen is extracted from water although it can be a very energy intensive process hydrogen is easier to store than other renewable energy sources and now the german government is committing to building power plants that would provide 5 gigawatts of power by 2030 that's the same amount of power as 2000 industrial wind turbines that would make up 10 percent of germany's total
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electricity capacity. germany's efforts in green power have faltered recently opening a new coal plant to plug the energy gap perhaps hydrogen could reenergize the country's transition to a greener future. let's get some perspective on the story with claudia comfort she's the head of the department of energy transportation and environment at the german institute of economic research in berlin thank you for joining us how promising do you think that this technology is. well it's quite promising and especially how to reach the paris admission reduction targets and also the transformation towards a 100 percent renewable energy says sam we need some hydrogen but i want to get answer florida because the hydrogen is something new oil we have to use it in those areas where we don't have a direct electric i'll turn it into specially to produce hydrogen you need
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a lot of energy you need a lot of renewable electricity and this is why the production of outages is very unofficial and cost intense so ok it's cost intensive so are you saying that it can't really be scaled up so we can't really imagine the sun heating our homes or fueling our cars. now especially in those both those areas i don't see actually had to send energy because in the building 2nd we have to invest more in energy saving and use that renewable energy comes another and the transportation sector we shouldn't have to turn on to use in heavy duty trucks or ships or planning but it's not the new oil therefore it's to cost and $10.00 so we should use more electric mobility where it's possible and only there when it's not was not possible to use hydrogen what do you think the most important thing is to focus on moving forward and in the development of hydrogen technologies. and other to
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develop a hydrogen technology it's important to increase the share of renewable electricity because we only have to accept. hydrogen and not so great on you and therefore it's important to focus also on the production of when you pull energy and the hydrogen to use it also for the industrial sector especially to see it production we need some pilot programs here and i would assume that germany will invest into this. cutting comfort from the german institute of economic research in the berlin thank you very much thank you. and we have one sports item for you at tennis great roger federer says he will not return to action until next year after deciding to have nice surgery the 38 year old is using the coronavirus break to fix a nagging injury wimbledon was due to start this month but has been cancelled federer will miss the u.s. open which is set to take place from a late august and
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a rearranged french open in september the 2021 season is now widely expected to be federer's final year before retirement has won a men's record 20 grand slam singles titles. thank you for watching dear abby news will be back at the top of the hour there with us.
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