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this is c w news live from berlin a terror attack in the commercial heart of pakistan gunmen attacked the stock exchange of the city of karachi police say at least 7 people have been killed including all 4 assailants. also coming up a tight runoff in poland's presidential election the populist incumbent on jay dude up is fighting for a 2nd term he came out on top but will have to face a challenge from the liberal mayor of more saw in the runoff after worldwide cases of the coronavirus top $10000000.00 with 2 and
a half 1000000 of them in the united states a spike in infections there is causing many newly reopened businesses to close again plus elvis was here we visit the small german town where u.s. troops have been the economic backbone for 70 years and here why both germans and americans are concerned about it with strong. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program we begin with breaking news this hour in pakistan militants have attacked the stock exchange building in karate the country's financial hub now pakistani police say that the 4 gunmen killed several people before being killed by special forces the assailants used her maids and guns on their attack of the building which is in a high stick. curate is ill it also houses the head offices of many private banks.
let's get more now we are joined by use for us carrie she is joining us from karachi pakistan she is an independent journalist what more do we know about this attack at the moment we can confirm that 7 people have in fact lost their lives today we do know that one of them with the assailants and do security guards and one police bus in a mosque that like you can also going on that 7 injured having moved various medical facilities across karachi where they're knocking teaching the area where the stock exchange is looking at it has been cordoned off for chaffetz and security personnel off of the building for any evidence that might have been left behind we have a lot of ancient it chills also already that was guided by them the number of guns and it's noses that have the shown to us indicate are indicating that they were in
for the long haul. ok what more do we know about these attackers then who were reportedly in for the long haul and what their motives might have been what we do know that the baluch liberation army or the b l a has claimed responsibility the full assailants well attackers have been identified and the have said that they are in for not a number of other jacks this is the last of many of the moments ago to us now on validating that clean but i'm preparing for what possibly might be one of many many attacks why might they have targeted the stock exchange specifically. the reality of the. group of separatists and what was just fine an attack in the commotion. would indicate a stoppage of activity commercial activity and business activity which he outlined to create. so you mentions that they're promising further attacks to read to we know anything more about that. and at the moment it.
doesn't know who she. is for askari joining us from karate in pakistan where we know this hour you have confirmed for us 7 people have been killed thank you so much for your reporting. and i am joined now by colleague jelani from asia to ask also from war on this what does this attack mean for pakistan well clearly it was a brazen attack on the 1st day of week on monday it comes at a time when the pakistani parliament is due to pass its national budget next year. the stock market as a symbol of investment in pakistan and specially could archie the place where it's located the street that it's located is the financial. center of many of
pakistan's major banks. for 4 gunman heavily armed to attempt a massacre at this place usually symbolic for a country to me is in shambles and the government is struggling to. cope with the dependent make and the economy ok so the economy in shambles also struggles with the government as you mentioned also this area in particular has been linked before with extremists violence phillis and there. well that yes that's correct i mean good archie has seen a lot of violence over the years but so has pakistan during the so-called war on terror bombings and attacks like this gunman every day but since the military operation in pakistan's tribal northwest in 20142015 things have improved
drastically and much of the credit goes to pakistani security forces in karachi if i if i recall correctly about 2 years ago the chinese consulate was attacked in similar fashion 7 people were killed and the separatists blamed for it we don't yet know if this attack to has been gathered out by them because there's been an initial claim but it needs to be confirmed. jelani. desk with more on this attack putting it into context for us thank you so much. and let's get a quick check now some other stories making news this hour early results in france's municipal election show that voters have punished president emanuel not phones party with the green party seizing control in several major cities paris the socialist mayor looks set to stay in power turnout was historically low amid persistent fears of the coronavirus. lawmakers in the u.s.
state of mississippi cheered after they voted to remove a confederate symbol from the state flag the blue cross and white stars emblem was used for generations by the southern states that supported slavery in the american civil war it is the latest symbol of racism to be removed after a month of protest against racial injustice. hundreds of protesters marched in the spanish capital madrid to demand more rights and protection for l.g.b. t.q. people the official gay pride events have been canceled because of code 95 years but that did not stop members of the community turning up to demonstrate against discrimination. with most of the votes counted poland's presidential election shows incumbent due to winning the 1st round with more than 45 percent of the vote but falling short of an absolute majority that he needs to win outright his opponent in the likely runoff vote is warsaw mayor rough out to kosky who has garnered 29
percent of the vote so far the president due to has caused controversy by focusing on what he called the spread of l.g.b. tea ideology in the traditionally catholic country which is germany's neighbor. premature celebrations for poland's incumbent president also exit polls put on jaybird ahead it wasn't enough for him to secure an outright win and independent aligned with the ruling lauren just just paddy he was the front runner heading into sunday's election it quickly became a clash of values with spirit as conservative campaigned centered on family religion and tradition. i shall be advised that i said yes born that says we have a common strong goal to save poland poland has its dignity and the polish people
feel that the state is represented with dignity poland's interests come 1st polish affairs come 1st the. judah has been accused of using increasingly radical language to appeal to right wing voters his behind the phobic rhetoric truly international criticism he called the promotion of elegy baity rights and ideology more harmful than communism. was put in a crowded field of candidates due to face strong competition from the mayor of warsaw bachus kosky emerged allies quickly only during the race last month was apparent then it because we had not thought this result shows that more than 58 percent of the population want change and i want to make it clear to all these citizens i will be your candidate i will be your candidate for change
and now in a. key position himself as the one to watch pledging to improve relations with the aid you and support l g b t rights in the catholic country. your disapproval rating skyrocketed through the corona crisis making sunday's results something of a disappointment the 2nd round of voting will be held in 2 weeks time to confirm the country's leader. and monica is sure about skye is either of use correspondent in the polish capital warsaw with the runoff vote due in 2 weeks i asked her whether president due to would remain the front runner or whether his challenger could drum up more support in the coming days. the challenger off he has and says he has a task yes a huge and important task to gain to get to the voters from other liberal candidates so he the difference between the 2 candidates between ski is
more than 17 percent and is still growing so. the chances of the liberal candidates are candidate are not that sure. but it is possible that he will get more than 10 percent of voters before. before the 2nd round so it's. the result of the election is open for the president for the incumbent president andre do that it's important to get the fire right voters and the nationalists so why he's ready to lies in his language which you say yes he's radicalizing his language he is attacking people for building a kind of ideology which quote in his opinion on their mind the polish their national values so it will be a tight and very interesting race. and that was monica there in the polish capital
warsaw the world has passed another sobering milestone in the corona virus pandemic the total number of global cases of the virus has now surpassed $10000000.00 while the number of global deaths now exceeds 500000 the u.s. brazil and britain ranked the highest in terms of fatalities and the u.s. the state of florida has reported a record daily increase of nearly 10000 new cases and 4 other states have also seen record spikes infections are particularly surging in regions that lifted lockdowns early. they've been battling the coronavirus around the clock but us medical professionals are at their limits in the state of texas alone nearly 6000 new cases were confirmed in just one day despite the rising infections vice president my parents went to this baptist church and alice to speak to hunters in the congregation even though the total number of covert 1000 cases has surged about 2
and a half 1000000 pence remains optimistic what the american people should know is that because of the leadership that president trump has provided because of the extraordinary innovation that we have brought to this task we are we're in a much better place to respond to these outbreaks than we were 4 months ago but criticism of the government's crisis management is growing louder in part due to images like these before donald trump's rally in tulsa his campaign ordered the removal of thousands of social distancing stickers from arena seats his rival joe biden said his response to the pandemic would have been very different i would go back to making sure that everybody had mass that you had people either lined up we'll be making sure we stockpile all the things that we need that we don't have now the one thing we do know these must make a gigantic difference as usual president trump didn't wear a mask while golfing over the weekend. and here are some other developments in the
corona virus pandemic india has reported a new daily record of almost 20000 new covert 19 infections some states are really imposing a full or partial lockdown meanwhile time to has reimposed a strict lock down near beijing affecting 400000 people after an increase in cases there and australia say the victoria is considered reinstating social distancing restrictions it comes after the country's reported its biggest one day rise in new corona virus infections in more than 2 months. well germany's 1st airport based coronavirus testing center is opening in frankfurt the company behind the so-called walkthrough centers says it's a blueprint for the return to air travel and a new normal for airports let's bring in correspondent chelsea delaney who is at frankfurt airport for us so chelsea this is the 1st airport testing center in germany how exactly will it work. well there are
a couple different ways that people flying in or out of the frankfurt airport are going to be able to get tested there's there's a sort of a normal testing we're out where they can come then and it will take around 68 hours to get the test so they come in they pay for it they get the swab and then 68 hours later they can they can get the test results they can do this the day before or if they have 68 hours the day of their flight they can also do that. with me but then they also have a fast track route where they can come 2 to 3 hours before their flight and get the tests fast tracked and sort of wait around the airport for that what the uptick for this will be is a little unclear at this point and i know a lot of people aren't really looking forward to spending 2 to 3 hours at the airport more than they actually have to but this is going to be really crucial obviously as more flights start being held and travel starts to resume because
a lot of countries will be requiring flyers to to have coronavirus test results going forward. certainly i mean it will be really interesting to see how this develops especially because you know by and large travel has as has been pretty much halted due to the coronavirus previously we now have the opening of this center is that a sign that the travel is picking up. it definitely does. pick up and global travel this is testing center is particularly crucial for international travel which this week we're supposed to see borders reopened to outside countries so we're looking at more and more travel from places like china from from and a lot of that will require a greater level of accuracy and coronavirus tests but even as travel picks off even as airlines do start to add more flights into their into their lineup it is going
to. take a long time for global travel to recover most airlines are really only operating at a fraction of their overall capacity and they're looking at multiple years of a recovery so something like 20232024 until we really see the global air industry recover to its full power and in the meantime let's hope that they can cut down on that test i think nobody wants to spend 3 additional hours in the airport chelsea delaney at the frankfurt airport for us thank you. well starbucks says that it will pause that social media advertising over concerns about hate speech on the platforms that announcement coming as an advertiser boycott of facebook picks up steam with civil rights organizations pressuring the platform to curb the racist and misleading posts shares in facebook and twitter fell last week after consumer products giant unilever announced that it would stop advertising on both platforms
until 2021. let's get more now we're joined by stephen beardsley from d.w. business so i mean look at this boycott these are some really big names here unilever of arise it a coca-cola what's going on. there i mean basically this is something that's been in the works for a while there's a lot of things going on behind the scenes here and what is the trump is known for of course making incendiary comments and often misleading statements on twitter he's also doing the same on facebook whereas twitter has shown some efforts to try and mitigate that to try and qualify those statements trying to fact check them facebook has taken a very public stance of saying that is not our job we are not the arbiters of truth we are instead a platform where anyone can post anything that of course taken steps in the past against clear white supremacy groups and the semitic groups things like that but there are a lot of gray lines and then you would say there are a lot of outright falsehoods that are being stated from this campaign and from its supporters and that's what they're really targeting here through the advertisers
$70000000000.00 that's how much facebook earns last year from its advertisers that is the bulk of its revenue so that is their sensitive spot but with these particular advertisers how big is the hit to the bottom line is this enough to really make facebook feel the pain and makes a meaningful changes i think it's enough to make them feel the pain they're not going to sit by as companies like north face r.e.i. starbucks say that they're not going to advertise there those are companies that part of their corporate brand is to be more socially active it's not so much of a surprise they are still big companies the. big followers big advertisers but unilever procter and gamble says it's now considering doing this these are massive corporations with sort of household goods that they have that touch on all parts of facebook users so once you start down without talking about coca-cola and verizon you're talking a big firms here really this is a threat because this is potentially going to go on through the election season because you know that this is going to be an issue for the next 4 months at least
and so if facebook is getting pressure on one side from people saying we're not going to do this and on the other side from from saying this is a platform that he needs desperately as you know facebook very critical for his 26000 election win and he considers it essential for 2020 facebook is really caught in the middle how what are facebook's options i think that's a that's a good question i think they're going to have to survive 2020 if you look at them just purely as a business what they're going to do you believe are saying it's sitting out advertising through the rest of the year they've already said look we're not going to even touch this ground right now because it can be so politically divisive they're going to have to basically try and make accommodations and see if they can prevent the peel off or at least bring some companies back i think that's going to be difficult though they did announce some measures on friday and a lot of companies clearly feel was enough so it's going to be about for the next 4 to 5 months. from get every business thank you. fossicking in the united states u.s.
president donald trump's announcement that he was to pull almost a 3rd of the u.s. troops out of germany is still making waves among politicians and nato currently the country hosts about 35000 u.s. troops the 2nd largest contingent after japan germany has been vital for u.s. defense strategy in europe one of the most important bases here is wrong and it serves as headquarters for the u.s. air force in europe and there's a logistical hub for american deployments in the middle east just minutes away in a long struggle is the largest u.s. military hospital outside of the country and we also have the u.s. currently building an even bigger hospital from its base and stood guard the u.s. coordinates its military forces in $51.00 countries and we also have the small town of grof involved which hosts u.s. army garrison in bavaria and one of the largest nato training facilities in europe
or even if it is still not clear if they will be affected by the pullout people in one small town fear for their livelihood as our reporter found out. almost all of them were throwing the eggs bar in the small but very in town of gaffney everyone is walking. many of the regulars here are u.s. soldiers from the nearby army base. here to lay out who has been standing behind this bar for 27 years taking care of soldiers when they're happy and they're angry and they're promoting a person to those who come here this is more than just a bar and give sure there's more than just its owner. given me here for this and they don't call me by my 1st name they just call me mom you know a lot of them say this is their home away from home sometimes they come here and they might be in low spirits so when i see that i try to talk to them about it is even i can say they're like my own children but they come here so often it's like
my family here here. it's bar named after their chins late husband himself a g.i. is a fixture in duffy. it's a quiet town. that's home to the largest overseas u.s. army base in the world and to 12000 soldiers and their families talk of use to patrol gives rise to uncertainty the base is the backbone of this otherwise economically weak region it generates some $660000000.00 euros in revenue a year 60 to $70000000.00 euros of which is money that the soldiers spend in local stores and restaurants some $20000.00 civilian jobs for germans are directly tied to the base that's almost half of the often less overall population impossible to replace in a remote region like this one. but dawson was mayor tells me for him economic considerations are only one part of the equation for me it's the family especially
from brazil liberating 75 years of living together with the americans in a small town with 6 and a half 1000 residents. it's always been a nice and friendly relationship and i think it has benefited both nations we hope that it remains that way to her roots with us he's a good. american soldiers have shaped coffin since the end of world war 2. even he was here back in 1958 of his present he spent a few weeks in crawford and even though it violated the terms of his record deal he played one small concert in a local strip club on this very piano a story they're proud of here but u.s. troops don't only enrich coffee where they also get something in return. overheads bar crystal is one of the regular stocker with the originally from texas she's been in conference for 4 years yes not as military but as a civilian working at the base she believes living here is
a unique experience for her and the soldiers alike. but it's not just another duty station it's ending its chance to experience culture and other culture within the confines of that country a soldier sometimes they don't get to see much other than their work because there's good things that they can see and then there's you know the bad. and i think that coming to germany coming to other countries they do see the good. lots of good and sometimes that's that's what's needed that ends are the hope that no troops will be withdrawn from coffins. you convinced it would be a loss not only for the town and its people but for soldiers here as well that's what. we have some soccer news for you now former european champions hamburg suffered a shock defeat on the final day of matches in the german 2nd division the 51 home thrashing by scent holes and destroyed hamburg's hopes of promotion back to the
bundle it started badly for hamburg after an own goal from brick van jungle then it quickly got worse. one of germany's best supporters clubs the heavy loss meant that hiding behind the talk of the play off place instead and need vedder branded for a place in the bundesliga now hibbard are condemned now to a 3rd season in the 2nd to fish. and finally now a dramatic rescue off the coast of sicily and italian wildlife conservation groups spotted this creature in trouble check this out an exhausting young sperm whale entangled in fishing that strong desperately to free itself a team of coast guard diverse painstakingly cut the net to release the well in an operation lasting over 2 hours the group that found the well believe that the nets came from illegal fishing boats it was a lucky escape and the team are now scanning the ocean hoping for
a glimpse to see if the animal is safe. and we hope that they find it and get that now you're up to date on top of you means i'm sara kelly in berlin don't forget you can always get more on our web site www dot com you can also follow us on twitter and instagram thanks for watching take care and stacy.
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