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are you talking 202250000 or verse 3 important to you. this is deja vu news a live from berlin croatia votes in parliamentary elections have dominated by a coronavirus cases are on the rise and the tourism dependent economy is in crisis early results a put the ruling conservatives on course to take a victory ahead of the opposition center left also coming up. parts of australia's
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2nd city melbourne are back in lockdown to fight a 2nd wave of infections 9 public housing blocks are put under quarantine. and formula one begins its delayed season out with us thrilling grand prix in austria and a message to the world britain's lewis hamilton at leeds an anti-racism protest by kneeling before the start we look at the lack of diversity in the sport. i'm claire richards and welcome to the show croatians have been voting and parliamentary elections that could have pushed the e.u. member state further to the right according to exit polls the governing conservative croatian democratic union will win the most seats ahead of the center left social democratic party but neither is expected to gain an outright majority making a coalition government a likely prospect that could leave room for
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a new force in croatian politics the nationalist homelands movement led by a popular folk singer. i'm joined now by day i knew of h. he's a professor of political science at the university of sac grab the main opposition party says that the ruling party has called these elections early in order to benefit from its handling of the crown a virus pandemic that did this gamble pay off. it seems according to these results of their behaviors that has won 61 out of 151 seats in the parliament which is about the same as they did in 2016 their main opponents the social democrats won only 44 and scored over a 3rd party of the right wing part of the homeland movement 16 seats they displace is the prime minister playing hoops in a very comfortable position because what he can do now is he can form a coalition with a right wing challengers and have a slim majority of 7 to 7 which are just one more than he needs but he can also
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choose perhaps some other coalition partners maybe from the parking malls or maybe even to look further at the bigger to the left and to have a coalition with unexpected qualities and with the green party which has apparently won seats so he's now in a good position to form the government against the lords and against some protections based on earlier public opinion polls all right so with those results are coming in and we're speaking about building coalitions that we should talk about the right wing of homeland movement what can you tell us about what about the role that they are going to play. they appears on the creation political scene because they were destructive spy the way to the center right creation democratic unions accusing them of being too small when it comes to for example concessions to ethnic minorities and on security issues in particular i think migration migrants and so on so basically because they would like to push through said gratian
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democratic union started to the right into a direction that i was called or a body is a. very macho ideological it's similar to the political problem of the sort or find now ages that has tried in the last 4 years to move away from the right at the center. for a playing field which would want his 2nd term to be a rubber soul a different from his firm 1st term it's not up to him we can avoid that then we can probably try to. create why they're called the thing perhaps. it is not necessary now to be a grand coalition with social democrats you can probably through with some other smaller collison partners and you can also try maybe disunite the support on that might be homeland movement by trying to through from all the members of the coalition and most all of them then you know that should thank you so much for joining us thank you. let's go now to some of the other stories making news
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around the world mexico's coronavirus death toll has topped 30000 mexico has now overtaken friends with the 5th highest number of victims worldwide the capital mexico city has returned to strict lockdown after a week of easing restrictions. protesters in the u.s. city of baltimore have torn down a statue of christopher columbus president on the trump had earlier praised columbus in his independence day speech columbus and his men killed and in slaves indigenous people and his voyages of march the start of european colonization of the americas. us rapper kanye west has taken to twitter to announce his intention to join the 2028 presidential race seen here with his wife a reality t.v. star can cardassian west has been a supporter of republican president donald trump but it's not yet clear how serious west is about his white house run. migrants stuck at sea on
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a rescue ship will now be transferred to a coronavirus quarantine vessel the ocean viking declared an emergency after several people attempted to commit suicide conditions of 4180 migrants on board it became desperate after the ship was refused permission to dock in italy and malta. authorities in australia is a 2nd biggest city melbourne have reimposed a strict lockdown measures in an attempt to contain a 2nd wave of infections residents of 9 a public housing blocks have been put in quarantine for 5 days the move took many tenants by surprise. this is the closest to outside they can get for the next 4 days no going to work no running out to get groceries. police swarmed 9 public housing towers in melbourne on saturday evening blocking driveways and doorways to prevent anyone from leaving. it isn't a crime scene the state government says is to avoid an explosive corona virus
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outbreak there's $27.00 confirmed cases of the virus among the $3000.00 residents of the estates. because that is the appropriate period to test everybody every single resident. have already tested positive across. the authorities insist the lockdown isn't about punishment but protection except some residents say they're being treated like prisoners aid groups have expressed concerns about vulnerable communities inside the units some who have fled war or family violence they are calling for less police officers and more social workers and translators. are down for a moment underestimate how challenging magic in some respects that will be for the 3000 residents. the state government has offered
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a 2 week rent freeze and welfare payments to support those in the law. but residents say the seriousness of the measures are unfair we may be highlighting how all those people in looks down suburbs are still allowed to leave their houses for work or grocery shopping their tenants feel powerless they will spend the next 5 days waiting for a knock at the door that brings food supplies were 19 test and won't be allowed out until everyone has been tested. well let's bring you up to date now with some of the other developments in the corona virus pandemic the world health organization says it will stop studying the effectiveness of hydroxy chloroquine and hiv drugs as treatments for covert 19 after trials failed to reduce deaths meanwhile the w.h.o. has announced to the highest a single day increase in new infections a since the start of the pandemic member states reported at more than 212000 new cases india's caseload is fuelling that rise it recorded its highest single day
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spike almost 23000 people tested positive and spain has reimposed lockdown conditions 170000 people on the northern coast is the 2nd spanish region to close down again well germany's capital berlin is renaming a central subway station that has become initiatory asst for bearing the name based on a derogatory word for black people the move comes after worldwide protests against racism connected with the violent death of george floyd at the hands of u.s. police. this berlin metro station has borne many names since it opened in 1908 but the name it acquired in 1991 has been hotly debated since the beginning more than just tossing it translates as more street using them an evil term for people from north africa. rowland's public transport company the b b g things it's time for yet another change of the station's name.
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versity talk on the occasion of diversity day we have to side to rename the station we have people from 51 countries working at the b.b.c. berlin is an open minded city and we at the b.g. wall come the world so we thought in times like this it would be appropriate to you name the station. by the end of the year the station will be renamed. after the 19th century russian composer mikhail evanovich going who composed this symphony. by activists for justice. but i think it's fantastic they're doing it it's not right in the 21st century to name things of their gracious terms for black people it is high times and i hope that not only the station but also the streets get renamed samantha but the renaming comes as countries around the world we evaluate their legacies of racism and colonialism but in berlin not everyone is
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happy with the change of name from father believe it he that the metro station will be renamed but i can live with the fact that it might have soon a new name because i can't understand it we have some more pressing problems in the city walls but linguists say more is not a neutral term they say it was already derogatory by the 18th century and while the b.g. has taken this into account the city of berlin is still has a tend to name the nearby street that carries the same name. to formula one now and a mercedes driver valtteri bottas has won the season opening grand prix in austria as f one drivers and made a statement against racism before the event defending world champion a lewis hamilton that led a majority of drivers in ealing while some wore t. shirts bearing the message and racism 6 of the 20 drivers remain standing. claimed
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his 8th career win with the charlotte clare coming 2nd and the youngster lender norris in 3rd. well joining me now for more on the formula one season start in australia is dave reneke from sports david tell me more about this stand against racism led by lewis hamilton yeah as you mentioned and this is largely spurred on by hamilton's activism but there was a statement made directly before the race with all of the drivers after kind of lengthy discussion about what exactly a public statement should be made taking a knee stu's me wearing and reeses i'm sure it's with hamilton himself wearing a black 5 spatters shirt and some of the racers drivers wearing taking a knee in support of the black lives matter movement. and i think it's also worth pointing out that this is actually nothing new for hamilton he's been engaged against racism throughout his career he's actually faced racism abuse before in history or what also has to be said is he is the 1st and only black formula one
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driver so it's really unimaginable the amount of pressure that's currently on his shoulders at this moment in what is simply not a remotely diverse sport and you mentioned only some of the drivers that took a knee what about the other ones who chose not to. mean it's also worth saying that it was not compulsory and it's driver was kind of left to make their own decision but 6 of those drivers decided not to take a knee shall declare i didn't take the news i quote i believe that what matters are facts and behaviors in our daily life rather than formal just yours and of course it's worth noting that still did make a statement against racism as did most of those that didn't take a knee but i think it's a very difficult moment within the sport where hamilton is really put in a position to kind of lead this debate in fact bernie ecclestone who was the
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executive of formula one from 1978 to 2017 recently said in an interview on. this topic but he believes black people are more racist than white people of course he's gone and he was probably condemned but for someone who had such an important role in building the modern sport as it is a sport that struggles with diversity issues it's kind of clear that there's a problem here which formula one now seems to be taking seriously and addressing all right and let's talk a little bit about this season their heads are a they expecting another dominant year for mercedes and hamilton yeah so as you said mercedes did win with all terry about us coming in 1st hamilton has won 3 of the last straight mercedes the last 6 so it's kind of hard to imagine anyone else really taking the taking the top spot all right thank you so much for that day if. you're watching d.w.
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