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this is d.w. news live from berlin waiting on a deal in brussels e.u. leaders are haggling over new proposals on how to divvy up a 750000000000 euro provirus recovery fund there's an agreement on the need for the relief but some leaders are warning against handing out a free lunch. also coming up a french cathedral in flames authorities launched an arson inquiry after a major blaze at the zone 2 years old all church in the city of talk.
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get your troops out of portland that's the message from the u.s. city's mayor to president trump after anti-racism protesters clashed with federal law enforcement officers. welcome to the program leaders are meeting for a 2nd day to break a deadlock on a contentious economic recovery plan european council president the show offered a revised proposal for the package which would help countries worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic german chancellor angela merkel is chairing the summit as germany currently holds the e.u.'s rotating presidency and supports a generous financial response member states disagree over how much of the proposed 750000000000 euro recovery fund should be given out as grants and how much as loans
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to be paid back. i'm joined now by our correspondent in a strong she's in brussels a new proposal put forward this morning what we know about it. shelf plan is ready to break the deadlock been experiencing yesterday on the 1st day of the summit so as it looks like at the moment the overall sound of the recovery package won't change but the proposal is to reduce the amount of grants to convince the so-called frugal countries led by the know the lens market route michelle also wants to cut them some other goodies to win them over for example rebates on the overall budget so how likely is it that leaders are going to be able to reach an agreement whether it's this proposal or any other we've heard from a diplomat's really am. this is from outside that actually this proposal is a step in the right direction but the next 24 hours will show if the country's if
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they're trying to 7 member states those so divided will be able to find a solution so actually we're preparing for a very long. let's get more into these talks what comes out of this a big moment for the e.u. what does it mean for the blocks future. well it's a make or break moment said we have to so we have the north we have very different interests and this has been set a lot about you know about some is that it's a crucial moment in the year history but this time it's actually true this is a crucial summit this is a crucial moment for the e.u. and so it's also crucial and important to find a solution if not today then as soon as possible and as we said germany is chairing this is a big moment for germany being on the e.u. leading the e.u. council presidency right now germany went from being part of the frugal nations not
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wanting to spend much on the e.u. to be one of the big proponents to spending a lot of money what's what's behind that shift. well behind the sift is that said you know america was always oh always more on the frugal sides but germany is also a big exported nation we have to we have to we always have to stress stress that actually and germany is dependent on the e.u. single market and if countries like italy or spain for example are weak economically this also hits germany so it's also a very egoistic thing to do and not just stick our solidarity. initiative that i'm going merkel is forcing here various tribes in brussels thanks very much in france officials have launched an arson inquiry after a major fire at the cathedral in the western city of non the blaze has since been
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contained footage shows flames leaping through the gothic church and a large cloud of black smoke. dozens of firefighters were needed to put out the fire at the zone yes all paul cathedral it's been just more than a year since the devastating fire at the notes by don cathedral in paris one of france's greatest architectural treasures. let's bring in u.w. correspondent lisa lewis who's monitoring the situation from paris lisa tell us more about the damage and what the firefighters are facing there. well there are still dozens of firefighters working at the cathedral what happened during the fire was that the big organ made of wood completely burnt out and parts of it parts of that organ has come down has fallen down to the ground but the other parts which have burned and which are still somehow out there on the 1st floor in the cathedral in the firefighters are now trying to evacuate these parts because they're they're
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afraid they could fall down and damage other pieces you know. as statues that are inside the cathedral they're trying to bring these. to make sure that you know to control the situation the fire is under control but there are still some little fires going on there also taking out the degre to be able to access these fire to extinguish them and investigators seem pretty quick to be looking into arson as a possible motive what do we know about that. well absolutely and in this to geisha has been launched at the beginning of the investigators are seemingly thinking that it wasn't arson because you know it started one of the fires started at the big organizer set which is which was made of wood and it was an electrical organ so they thought it might have been a short circuit but when they discovered that 3 different fires started at the same time they said this might be actually might have been a criminal act so now the question is not just how did the fire start but also who
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have star who had started it maybe these images really are quite striking i mean they look so similar to what we saw just a year ago you know to go don how is that affecting people. well absolutely everybody is thinking of not to diamond what happened there about a year ago when the roof was damaged when part of the upper floors of that cathedral where damage and the big spike came crashing down now the fire at the north cathedral is a bit different because there was another fire at the same cathedral in $72.00 and after that the roof got fortified with concrete so it looks like the damage is kind of limited there however this really raises questions about how france is protecting protecting its historical buildings and as one person put it today on t.v. france is known for its beautiful cathedrals so many people here are thinking that maybe the government should put more money into protecting and preserving these
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cathedrals they say thank you very much for staying on top of this for us from paris firefighters in siberia are battling massive wildfires which have been burning for weeks in the region of soka cities have been badly affected by the smoke from the fires now while wildfires in siberia are an unusual scientists say climate change has made them more frequent and more intense. russian officials say using aircraft to find fires currently burning across an area of some 120 square kilometers. on the ground the situation is said to be improving but it's far from under control. as for today the wildfire situation remains difficult and we have an emergency situation in the region. not you wouldn't you know as of this morning there were
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40 active forest fires here. officials have also called in hundreds of explosive experts to make fire breaks creating gaps in the trees and undergrowth should contain the fire as. in the region of succumb a state of emergency has been declared. people in the regional capital yaku have for days been doing their best to deal with living in a city trotted in thick smoke. there's an unpleasant scratchy feeling in the throat but what can we do if you talk to breathe especially with the moans and the with his heart. the weather is certainly a factor with daytime temperatures of up to 35 degrees celsius unusually haunch for the northern russian region. here an update on the latest developments in the
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corona virus pandemic more than 14000000 people have been in fact it was quiet and over 5 or 80000 have died according to the latest from johns hopkins university the united states has again seen a record daily number of infections with over 70000 people testing positive for the fight for the virus on friday texas and florida are currently the worst affected and iran's president hassan rouhani says an estimated $25000000.00 iranians could be infected with the virus the president says an additional $30.00 to $35000000.00 people could become infected in the coming months. every year there's a feeding frenzy in south africa as large shoals of sardines migrate up the eastern coast followed by millions of birds seals and sharks the annual sardine run also provides an opportunity for locals to feast on the riches the waters have to offer it's a particularly popular pastime this year because of the economic hardship brought
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on by the coronavirus crisis our correspondent adrian as more. this warm of thousands of sardines the paradise for sharks and fisherman they pulled the catch ashore with the huge sea. to our troops during the cold 19 years made things even was the unemployment rate as risen message only so fishing is a way of mending an extra income we get titans of sidings being emitted my scene that does it in ford's name the opportunity of taking big catches and bring all men to put food on the table. every year between june and all those the saudis migrate along south africa's east coast following the cold current that's heading into the you know should. refurbished all of them they in turn on this side so for thousands
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of fishermen. fishing brings the country closer together young and old regardless of this in other what part of society. being run is almost over but there's still a lot of fish in the water that's why in the round when you still see a lot of people out with their fishing rods hoping for some more successful weeks to come. in the u.s. city of portland oregon black lives matter protesters and federal law enforcement officers. clashed again overnight the city's mayor is demanding that the federal agents be removed after reports of them driving around in unmarked cars and seizing demonstrators off the streets the federal agents were deployed by president trying to restore order after weeks of unrest. they feed on portland streets to protest racism every day for more than
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a month mostly peaceful some have clashed with police and sprayed graffiti on buildings. the trumpet ministration provoked fiore by sending in federal agents. exactly what you owe officially their job is to protect federal property like the courthouse but multiple eyewitnesses report unidentified offices far from those buildings forcefully detaining protest is they've also used tear gas against the wishes of local authorities mr president federal agencies should never be used as your own personal army the words and actions from president trump and the department of homeland security has shown this is an attack on our democracy the homeland security chief has called protest his violent extremists he said fended using federal offices including border patrol agents and immigration and
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customs enforcement in portland and the president says he's satisfied with their work. we've done a great job in portland portland was totally out of control and they went in and i guess we have many people right now in jail and we very much quelled it and it starts again well quality again very easily. the street fights have already turned political knives they're set to become legal rights groups are condemning federal agents for they say making arrests without probable cause and the state attorney general plans to seek a restraining order against them followed by a federal lawsuit. us democratic congressman and icon of the civil rights movement john lewis has died he was 80 years old lewis began his 6 decade public service career fighting against segregation in the south he was the last survivor of the big 6 civil rights activists a group led by the reverend dr martin luther king jr lewis died after
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