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confirms that washington may be planning to pull almost a 3rd of its troops from germany critics worry it's a kneejerk reaction by the trump administration that could undermine security in europe. more tearing along with her parents far away after weeks of separation this baby in the ukraine finally meets her family but many others still face a long way. good to have you with us at a dramatic congressional hearing the brother of george floyd called on lawmakers to make sure he did not die in vain floyd's killing in police custody ignited protests across america and around the globe the plea the plea by floyd came as demands grow to reform policing and stop african-americans. dying from excessive force by 5
police officers. the day after his brother george was laid to rest in houston texas . following his floyd was in washington d.c. in an emotional testimony he called on lawmakers to ensure that his brother did not die in vain when you watch your big brother who you looked up to your whole entire life da da big a boy's mom. i'm tired i'm tired of. pain you feel when you watch something like that people of all backgrounds genders and races have come together to demand change on it him on to george and make the necessary changes they make the law enforcement the solution and not the problem. in minneapolis where george floyd was killed the police chief is promising change he says he'll withdraw from contract negotiations with the police union to push for reform by
plan to bring in subject matter experience and advisors to conduct a thorough review of how the contract can be restructured to provide greater community transparency. and more flexibility for true reform but many protesters believe true reform can only come through a radical change defund the police has become a rallying cry protestors want to cut funding for the police in favor of other community based projects. police have also come under fire for using heavy handed tactics against protesters after floyd's death and they have been dozens of complaints of police targeting reporters in one such incident police fired rubber bullets at g.w. stefan siemens and crew they. were threatened with the birth 6. were made on your you are in the middle of 6.
the us has promised to investigate the allegations. and other have been concerns from some countries of their reporters having been treated in appropriately here you should know and those countries should know we will we will handle them in a completely appropriate way george floyd's killing has put police in the u.s. under intense scrutiny floyd supporters hope that his death may finally lead to real change. civil rights groups are also pushing big business towards self scrutiny on racism was on has announced its banning police from using its facial recognition program for the next year the company did not specify why it took the action no but the technology has been shown to misidentify people with darker skin the move comes amid growing calls for police reform in the wake of the police killing of george floyd amazon's facial recognition technology was the post to help police catch suspects instead the program has been rife with issues like amazon
launch recognition and 2016 aimed at businesses hoping to bulk up their search capabilities but it was quickly adopted by police and other agencies like the u.s. immigration enforcer ice police said the program allowed them to quickly and more accurately identify suspects in crimes researchers warn the company's algorithms harbor dangerous racial biases a $21000.00 study from the massachusetts institute of technology found that the algorithm misidentified darker skinned women 31 percent of the time activist researchers and even the company's shareholders have repeatedly urged the company to stop selling recognition of police those calls have gotten louder after the death of george floyd sparked a global backlash to police tactics amazon tuesday vowed to the pressure and said it would halt sales to law enforcement we hope this one year moratorium might give congress enough time to implement appropriate rules
a statement on the company's website rad. democrats in the u.s. house of representatives have already introduced a bill that would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology amazon for its part has welcomed the move. and chelsea delaney who filed a report joins us now in the studio good to see you chelsea what's the flaw in this software why is it misidentifying people of color well if you think about an algorithm and how it's sort of makes its decisions based on what's already available so what really happens with these algorithms is that they're calling a lot of information online they're calling data and that really amplifies human biases because it's sort of synthesizing data that's already biased so you get this knock on effect and that's really what's happening with this amazon algorithm is that it's using these previous of these previously biased data is online and this is obviously a huge problem because it can really amplify it and make it even more entrenched
the biases and policing already that we see in the united states and of course these problems have huge implications for policing and possibly bringing people into situations they shouldn't be and how is it was on going to go about fixing this problem well amazon is sort of saying that it's not going to go about fixing the problem right now what they're saying is that they're going to sort of ban put a moratorium on this on the sale of this of this program to police but they're really going to put the ball in congress this court there right now congress is working through a bill that would ban facial recognition technology for police department so they're basically saying we're going to sort of wait this out and see what congress does because of this should really be a nationwide effort on the on the behalf of the on the behalf of regulators the as if it's just amazon that's changing their software we're still going to see other companies selling this software to police forces so it wouldn't solve the nationwide program or problem that they're seeing
a lot of work to be done chelsea lately for a business to us thank you so much. the german government has confirmed it's been informed that the u.s. may be considering a partial withdrawal of american troops from the country this follows media reports that president all tromped had ordered the removal of nearly 10000 troops from germany almost a 3rd of the u.s. military personnel stationed in the country the german government spokesperson said that while they're aware of the report a decision has not yet been made by the u.s. . did any of course want to teri schultz joins me now form from brussels terry do we know why the trump administration might want to withdrawal over a quarter of its troops from germany. we don't terry it makes absolutely no strategic sense you know there are these stories floating around that he's angry at chancellor merkel again for germany's very low defense spending it won't reach the
2 percent level for more than another decade at best or that he's angry at her for not agreeing to come to a g. 7 summit this month because she said you know the stage of the coronavirus threat is simply not at a point where i want to travel there is no reason militarily that the u.s. should want to pull troops out of germany it's probably the major military in europe and it's used not as president trump often for trey's it to protect germany or protect protect europe but as a staging ground and a training ground for u.s. operations elsewhere in the world so president trump would lose a lot of maneuverability if he were to pull troops out of germany where for example people might you surprised to learn is the headquarters of the u.s. africa command so yeah we don't we don't understand it people who are looking at this from a military standpoint here in brussels terry were nato has its headquarters. to to these reports of a u.s. withdrawal from germany. well as you know nato is job is to keep calm and carry on
and make sure nobody gets too nervous and in fact i had the chance to ask secretary general stoltenberg a question about the rumors of the troop pullout earlier this week and his answer was so bland he said well we're in constant discussion with the united states about troop deployments in europe he didn't address the question directly at all in fact he did have a phone call with president trump after this event where i spoke to him and even after that nato officials wouldn't confirm that president trump even informed secretary general stoltenberg about any specific plans for a troop pullout so we do have some some reports that the president might like to move troops to poland which does spend 2 percent of its of its budget on defense. but that raises other questions about whether troops u.s. troops should be deployed that close to the russian border and there's just hasn't been any any diff definition on these these stories yet but there is
a nato defense minister ariel next week where defense secretary mark s. for a will be getting very pointed questions will this proposal which we have to say is unconfirmed it's already drawing criticism from politicians and defense analysts on both sides of the atlantic how likely is it terry that this withdrawal of american troops in germany will actually happen briefly because you think i can dream president trump better than than anyone else but this is a reason why people aren't getting too agitated about it yet you never know if these things floated out of the white house are actually going to happen or if his military officials will have enough influence on him to get this pulled back before it actually goes into effect terry thanks so much that was the correspondent teri schultz in brussels. for lynn is not the only coming under pressure from the trumpet ministration the white house has also asked japan to significantly boost its contribution to maintaining american forces the u.s.
has guaranteed japan's defense since the end of world war 2 it has more than $50000.00 personnel stationed at facilities across the country washington puts the price tag at some $5700000000.00 much of which is already paid for by japan the cost sharing agreement is due to be renegotiated axed year japan is already spending more on defense but on its own forces. soldiers practice landing amphibious vehicles in a picturesque bay on japan south coast drive out open the hatch climbs the hatch and then head back to the beach it's as if they were planning to set off a new sure some time soon and perhaps now the officer in command is not allowed to talk to us about back. to the body others it's important to train the soldiers one is the driver one's the hands men stories it's not always easy to make a team out of them you're pretty through arms because one of them. according to its
constitution japan isn't supposed to have an army and many wanted to stay that way . it's a we don't want to pad to fight and was all over the wealth not even on america's sorry that's why we're against the drills. even south tokyo seems to be preparing to enter the military world stage the defense minister recently deployed this destroy into the gulf of amman in an interview he says it's a completely harmless mission tarragona is aware of his own power he wants to become prime minister would you ban like to play a more active role military role on the world stage we believe are sending our destroyer to the region to get enough information to secure. where the past safes passage all japanese or japan related to ships are important for us so that's why we sending it we're not part of. american initiative nor
european or you run union issued every it's strictly on our own isn't that risky i mean it could be some kind of coffee you are right why should we be in it but if everything's fine why do you need to wash it in the region what we need to get the information to secure the safe passage all we're tankers or other ships so we're sending them for information gathering what's wrong with it. just a recognizance mission. and some people see it differently. us asian relations expert glenn fukushima for example finds the idea amazing. although i think as defense minister that's what he had to say you know just as one koizumi was asked on the diet. is it not dangerous for the soul to fence force to be in combat zones he said well to so defense forces there by definition that is not
a combat zone. that was his answer. behind the scenes of u.s. japanese military relations and there it is less easy going than here american military units stationed has tell me trying to aid missions with the japanese earthquakes for example but since washington has demanded much more money from japan for u.s. troops tensions have risen considerably it is actually cheaper to have a marine stationed in japan than to have them in san diego so if we pay for the null then they will become sort of mercenary and i don't think you are suppose it will like to do that. posh words especially coming from one. the wise know and of japan is that possible future government leaders seeking to expand his influence in a big way inside is say there is support for this in the ruling party but less amongst the japanese people. now let me bring you up to date on the latest
developments in the corona virus pandemic the number of corona virus cases recorded in the united states has talked to 1000000 johns hopkins university says new infections or on the rise in at least 19 states in latin america more than 70000 people have died after contracting corona virus as the region emerges as a new hotspot for the pandemic. thailand has reported no new infections or deaths today it's the 1st time in nearly 3 weeks that no cases were reported and the 17th day without a local transmission french finance minister the french finance minister has called for business activity to resume faster as the country comes out of lockdown france's economy is set to contract by 11 percent in 2020. walked around the world have left many families separated it's time they can never get back and
effect of the pandemic that's proven extremely painful for couples separated from their children born to a surrogate mother ukraine is one of the few countries in the world where surrogacy is affordable and easy to arrange some families have endured long waits to be united with their newborns stranded there our correspondent nick connelly sent us this report one month and 3 days late but at least they're together. and your old us have traveled 10000 kilometers by car through continent in lockdown to finally meet their daughter. she still has to get used to us she doesn't know who we are. their daughter spent her 1st month with a carer in an apartment her parents only able to see her on a screen. you know he's so sad we were crying just seeing her pictures and unable to do anything for her you just feel so helpless all you can do is wait . as their daughter's birth came and went and with no end to lockdown in sight or
people are injured elders could do was scour the ukrainian press with the help of a translation app on the lookout for some sign of hope neither the spanish government nor the ukrainian embassy could help when they read that ukraine's human rights on the woman had promised help parents into the country and jumped in their car to drive the 3600 kilometers from their home in madrid to kiev. and the 1st trip was a leap in the dark we didn't know what we'd encounter at the borders on route they received a long hoped for permission to enter ukraine yeah i cried when we received this i didn't think a piece of paper could make you this happy. but it wasn't enough. this week was not the czechs and we're just 500 kilometers from kiev then they told us no we just couldn't take it anymore they were missing just one document enough for them to be turned back at the ukrainian border returning home to madrid with the
only option without their baby week later they were back at the ukrainian frontier after 7000 kilometer round trip to madrid and back this time with the right documents and they were finally allowed into the country other parents have been less fortunate separated from their children by even greater distances and still unable to enter ukraine how many babies are still without their parents no one can say with any confidence. that you know we've lost months of our daughter's life. that's super important. it was actually a month of 3 days to leave it felt like a year spanish must sound strange to her she doesn't want to sleep she just wants to listen to us. now she said i know we sleep. well. this journey to becoming a family like any other is not yet over to register their daughter's birth in spain
will probably still have to go to court in spain as in many other european countries surrogacy is a legal gray zone not a legal or illegal immigrant of ours lock down which is the 1st of many obstacles on that path. as nick calio who filed that report joins us now from nick do we have any idea at all how many babies are still in limbo as a result of the law tell good morning terry well we are scratching our heads here trying to work out how big that number is but even though surrogacy is legal in ukraine this is still very much a gray zone lots of clinics preferring to stay out of the headlines and to not get involved with a government we heard yesterday from ukraine's human rights woman she talked of over 100 foreign families that have been in touch asking for special permission to get to ukraine but we believe that really is just the tip of the iceberg and that lots of clinics are advising their clients families waiting to pick up their children to wait for the end of travel restrictions and to do this off the radar as
it were. how widely is surrogacy practiced in ukraine nick. well this is the question the ukrainian government didn't even really have clear figures on this until daughter bella got in touch and asked for clarification they came up with some figures for us in the past few weeks which seems just about $1500.00 births in 2019 alone industry experts have told us they believe the true figure is several times higher than that some of this is just. agencies not wanting to pay tax and stay off the radar for that reason in other situations travel to western european countries to give birth there to make it easier for families to then get the necessary paperwork to bring their kids home i think the really interesting thing about this is that it's a truly global phenomenon this isn't just a question of european families coming to ukraine you have families from argentina to saudi arabia to china because ukraine is one of the few countries where surrogacy is legal and easily realizable lots of other countries like india and
thailand that had offered international service in the past they have banned that in recent years so alongside the u.s. where sarkozy procedures are several times more expensive ukraine was one of the last countries where this is possible and then you have to think about legalization how do people like. them bring their babies home and there's a real real discrepancy there between countries like the u.s. which make it easy for their citizens to bring children home from ukraine and spain where it really is a great zone and a lot depends on individual officials and their attitude towards this practice so just to give an example in the question of the baby we met last week the mother will still have to fight and go to court just to be able to get maternity leave to spend time with her child because until that birth is ridged in spain she is not considered that baby's mother nic thank you so much conley there in kenya.
2 football's german cup semi finals by munich have set up a chance for a 2nd straight double this season the possibility of winning both the cup and the bundesliga by undefeated and fine for it to reach the final even perish scored or is it scored on the 14th minute mark but by and needed robert love and his 2nd half goal to win it 211 is legal leaders will play for the german cup title next month the spanish soccer league returns to action tonight for the 1st time since the corona virus pandemic began to hit the country 3 months ago the league has followed germany's bonus league in banning for instituting a strict hygiene protocol but unlike germany spain's title run in could be one of the most exciting in years barcelona players are getting used to the eerie atmosphere of an empty stadium the bundesliga successful return 4 weeks ago has
shown spanish football that behind closed door games now the only way forward spain has been harder hit than jim need by the coronavirus meaning it has taken longer to implement the new hygiene rules needed for a restart now legal wants to get right back into a thrilling title race and leaders barcelona have been boosted by stop play live in a messy declaring himself fit over injury problems continue to dog the champions though ahead of this weekend's game with my yorker. it's true that matches will be very close to each other and we don't have a particularly deep bench they are. the season resumes tonight with 3rd place sivia taking on rivals rayo bettis in what is usually a fiery city darby the lack of fans may take out some of the sting although a win will help serve as very slim hopes of a late title tilt. rail madrid remain bosses main rivals sitting just 2 points
behind with their living games left and they all of opted to use a small stadium named after club icon alfredo di stefano to play their remaining home matches the support of banned means refurbishment of their famous burn a bale stadium has already started. with an i think it's a nano we could win the title in the distaff an old stadium and that would be really great for the club's history because 2020 has already been a bit of a special case. spain is the 2nd major european top flight to return with england and italy resuming later in june france decided in april to scrap its season but the top french court has ruled partly against the league and said relegation should be reviewed the league or is keen to avoid such legal wranglings by completing its season a new dawn is about to break for spanish football. and finally we've got some rare video for you of what's thought to be the world's largest green turtle colony
tens of thousands of turtles have been filmed nesting on an island near the great barrier reef the 1st time researchers are using drones to kill the green turtles on rain island the world's biggest colony of the endangered species and they've discovered they've been underestimating number by more than 50 percent. just remind her of the top story we're following for you here today on d w news the brother of george ford made an emotional plea to congress to make sure his brother did not die in vain as he spoke to the police chief of minneapolis where floyd died promised to push for reform of the city's for law enforcement. so forget you can always get news on the go just download from google play or for the apple store i will give you access to all the latest news and information in the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news and if you have to be
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