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this is g w news live from berlin european union leaders strike a hard fall deal on a multi-billion euro coronavirus recovery package they agree on the details of loans and grants to be given to countries hit hardest by the pandemic the deal which was reached after marathon talks in brussels over 4 days and nights will also involve the european commission borrowing for the 1st time. also coming up
a man goes to trial in germany for attacking a synagogue the suspects attempted failed the suspects attempt failed but he's. accused of killing 2 people after the attack we find out what life is like for jewish people living in the town of hala to face frequent anti semitic provocations and the deserted beaches of miami rain is keeping them safe but the city's hospitals are full trying to cope with hope and 19 cases as the pandemic surges across the u.s. . i'm sara kelly welcome to the program european leaders have sealed the deal on an unprecedented 750000000000 euro coronavirus recovery fund after 4 days of heated talks almost a record for e.u. some of its lead. just finally agreed on the details of loans and grants to be
given to countries hit hardest by the pandemic the loans include rule of law compliance measures meaning member states will have to show that they are up holding e.u. laws to receive the relief funds the european commission will also borrow money for the 1st time. well as the current president of the council of the e.u. germany's chancellor angela merkel worked closely with france's president emmanuel mock wrong to forge the deal merkel said that she was very relieved and described the deal as a good signal she praised european cooperation amid global challenges moment is screwed by them at the moment multilateralism is under pressure around the world and europe with its 27 member states has shown that it can act at a moment like this as we face unprecedented challenges. as this challenge is unfolding we'll only know what this means for our national economies in the coming
months and every country has to then decide for itself whether it chooses to take unusual steps in such an unusual situation of big. let's go straight to our correspondent in brussels marina strauss a marina walk us through this momentous night of deal making. if either is agreed to to take on $300.00 or to hand out $390000000000.00 euros grant so money that doesn't have to be paid back instead of the $500000000000.00 yours that were proposed earlier by the e.u. commission over all your recovery fund your corona recovery fund will remain for $750000000000.00 euros so there's also a substantial amount of loans included in there and also sarah we also have something historical to tell here because it's the 1st time in history in either history that the e.u. takes up mutual ised death that used to be
a taboo up till now they also agreed on the overall bedsteads for the next 7 years is the biggest ever including the coronavirus recovery fund 1.8 trillion euros it was a hard fought deal what took them so long we had this basic division here we've been talking about it over the last couple of days we have the southern countries we have italy and spain has badly by the coronavirus and also they have been facing economical difficulties even before covert 9 hit them so they said we want grants because we can't pay back the money anyway so and on the other hand we have the northern countries from the wealthier northern part of the european union also austria and they all say they just wanted to have loans though your leaders managed to find a compromise here and there's always the same process when the 27 member states
meet everybody has to sell a victory back home also true to the netherlands prime minister let's listen what he had to say this morning. what i was aiming for and i think we have achieved emerged i mean emergency break at the level of european council to be able to enforce the reforms in member states if they are not taking place against the broker of that particular member state. commission so marc rich really driving the opposition to many parts of the steel actually over the past days we were seeing those divisions emerge marina talk with us about how you know those wedges are being driven between various member states sarah it's not unusual that leaders take a bit longer when they talk money we've been seeing that earlier when they talk
about a budget it can last longer even if today or this time it lasted very long but of course discounts hide the fact that there are divisions between north and south and also between east and west and this was shown by one sticking point and that was the rule of law mechanism that was the they discussed the question if money can be suspended if countries if you countries violate the rule floor and now your leaders agreed on a mechanism but many fear this mechanism will remain toothless marinus trials in brussels thank you. let's get more now we are joined by younis emmanuel letus he is the director of studies at the european policy center think tank thank you so much for joining us this morning how groundbreaking is this deal for the e.u. . i think this is a very important deal it was
a hard fought deal comes one of the worst crisis which the european union has bamber states have ever seen were still the beginning of the covert 19 crisis you needed to have an agreement on the multi-channel financial framework you needed to have an agreement on the recovery front in order to showcase that you are collectively able to deal with all of the multiple consequences of this crisis and just imagine for a minute if we would not have this deal this would have made the situation much worse it would have created a lot of uncertainty and we know that uncertainty in times of crisis is the boys it is the poison for economic recovery is the poison for potential political developments so having this agreement is very important it is an unprecedented agreement in terms of what the you 27 have agreed to you know yes that needs to be an agreement as of the year night probably that prompted and that at the end of the day this will be implemented so then talk with us about where this fits into the
big picture because any one interests an interesting aspect of the recovery fund is the way that the e.u. is going to start to issue debt the commission itself is going to start issuing debt on its own one year ago this was a major major red line for some countries given that do you see this as a turning point now for the project. well it is an important step at all this is something which at the scale of least has never been done before the european commission will take up to 750000000000 of money on the financial markets so this is something i'm president did but having said that i think we should also be aware that this is a one off it is a crisis related response so it's directly related to the code 19 prices this is not something which systemically from now onwards will be done at european level it is this crisis crisis pacific and it is something which will be important it's
something which is never been done before but at the same time i would not say that this is what some have called the hamiltonian moment meaning that this is the moment which resembles in the history of the united states of america the moment where you had this huge federal push i would not go that far so yes it is unprecedented and has its magnitude its nature but at the same time it is something which is very much related to this crisis and it is necessary a sponsor of the shadows were not facing the causes of this crisis it is not something which was systemically changed the nature of the union from one day to the other and that was yanis the money while he tests from the european policy center think tank speaking with me a short while ago and let's get the view from berlin now on this historic deal for the e.u. our chief political editor mikael affair in standing by with some analysis and the
. we know that this deal it was spearheaded by france and by germany so how did the moment is this for them. well it's an important moment but as we've just heard it's a far cry from really an institutional breakthrough and the e.u. regrouping and setting itself up differently to address the crises of the future we saw most importantly machall course see eye to eye in may when they put down the initial proposal for this recovery fund and angle americal return from then became known as the frugal come to those who support handing out cash particularly those countries hardest hit in spain just to mention that and this really was also a signal that nothing less than a big deal a historic moment would do to address the historic challenge of the fall out of
this covered 19 crises at the same time there are still many on solve questions as to how the view will cope in the future when this still a veto but every individual country and every leader has to be able to go back home to their capital and sell what has been agreed as a success ok so there's still work to do but in the meantime we know that germany holds the e.u. council presidency is so the fact that they were able to come to a deal how much of this is medical success. it is her success and it also sets the tone for the coming months until the end of the year her cabinet ministers will now be doing the nitty gritty work as they meet their counterparts in the various ministries to flesh out the details and also to make what has been agreed to leap off the paper so germany remains in a vital position there and i'm going to markell is widely seen also by her
opponents within the e.u. as the one most qualified after all she is the longest serving democratically elected political leader here in europe and she lived up to that reputation in these very long ago she ations she also appeared not afraid to let this fail and then to pick up once again but timing is essential for all of these individual countries because they need to ensure that the money that is agreed actually gets into the pockets and into the bank accounts of those companies and those individuals who so need it at this dire moment as every individual country in every corner of me most importantly tries to contain the fallout from the covered 900 crisis of political editor michel the governor thank you. let's get a quick check now some other stories making news around the world u.s. secretary of state my palm pale has arrived in the u.k. the 1st stop of his 2 day trip to europe he is due to meet with you k.
prime minister boris johnson to discuss u.s. and u.k. trade and political developments in hong kong and china floodwaters are continuing to rise along the young sea river system pressure on kneejerk dams is expected to peak later this week more than 1800000 people have been forced to evacuate since flooding began earlier this month. well in germany the child begins today of a man charged with attacking a synagogue in the eastern town of hala last october the suspect tried and failed to storm the synagogue but is accused of shooting 2 people dead one in the street and another in a shop the attacks had sent shock waves across germany and spoke to a new debate about the security of its jewish citizens we have this report now on what life for hollis jewish community has been like since the attack.
we go matvey it says jewish and lives in the eastern german city of hala he shows us round the market square where most days a well known neo nazi organizes a rally to seriously sports igor threats come over the loudspeaker. turn it doesn't say that it's telling that even after the attack this kind of thing can still take place in the middle of hala i'm sad to say it's quite normal for him to insult ordinary citizens things like this just fuel conspiracy theories and help to radicalize the holler attacker. the incitement stops just short of criminal activity but it helps to foster a climate of fear the extremists also targets the media accusing journalists of lying.
the police are keeping a low profile we asked officers off camera whether it's right that jewish citizens should have to listen to this far right extremist they tell us the right winger also hears things a reference to civil rights campaigners. hell is jewish people tend to keep to themselves and that saved lives during the attack the solid wood synagogue door protected people inside from the gunshots. on october the 9th last year on yom kippur the most important jewish holiday the heavily armed near nazi tried to storm the synagogue. the attacker fired repeatedly at the door and threw hand grenades failing to gain entry the attacker then shot dead
a woman passer by who challenge him. he then opened fire to a nearby takeaway food shop killing one tyner. both of the victims are commemorated at the place where it happened. the leader of howlers jewish community was among the 50 worshippers who escaped the attack on the synagogue with their lives the effects however are still being felt when. the sound of a helicopter makes me uneasy which it never did before. i never had any problem with the fireworks on new year's eve. this year i felt not exactly nervous but a bit uncomfortable and. that's because of the
attack he's been the death of me do the months look. ski recently found 2 swastikas in front of his office building. he was further unsettled when he witnessed a police officer covertly clearing a swastika or a way. in kind. of feel so insecure or feel that you can't entirely rely on the police and other authorities that's really branson. most of huyler's jewish community are reluctant to go out in public. does venture out but remains cautious . i think most jewish people would not be happy to walk around hollow wearing a kippah you to mention. it's no great surprise that halle is jewish community does not feel safe so why are near nazis and out to spread racial hatred on
a daily basis in the market square since the attack last year the man has prioritized countering anti semitism we wanted to ask him about this but his office said he was too busy to talk to us. and we are joined now by political correspondent thomas sparrow who is in magna magda burg near hala where the trial has just started welcome to you thomas it's the 1st day of the trial what can we expect to happen. it is indeed sorry the 1st day of this trial which is being described as a very important trial from a political perspective here in germany proceedings will start today and will last until the 14th of october although obviously that depends on how the process develops in this 1st day one of the most important elements will be the reading of the indictment that's one of the key elements of the beginning of the trial here in
germany and this is a trial that's being followed very closely no. here in this country but also internationally there is a big international media presence here in the city of mock diversion proceedings are also going to be interpreted into various languages including english or russian so this gives you an idea of why this trial heat here in the german city of marjah is particularly relevant not only for german people but also internationally as well tell us a bit more about the suspect. we're talking here of a 28 year old german who was described as being socially isolated there are particular elements that are very important to understand why this trial is so important one of them for example being that in his confession he reportedly said that his motives were anti-semitic so this comes at a time when anti semitism is rising in germany when this is posing a very big challenge to german authorities the 2nd element from this person this 28
year old which is particularly important is the fact that he live streamed the events and also published money festo online so that's why this is being also compared to other similar cases internationally like for example the attack in christchurch in new zealand doria or indeed apostle takes us so this is also being viewed closely from that perspective when we look at the alleged perpetrator we have to understand on the one hand his motives as i said anti semitic on the other hand his modus operandi and how this is being also put in context internationally. and speaking about putting it in context we just saw in our report how neal not seen a demonstrator in this city of hama is currently shouting anti semitic abuse on a regular basis without any consequences i mean what does that say about the general state of affairs can jewish people really feel safe in germany. well one of the post attack measures that were taken by german officials was
precisely to try and better protect synagogues because that was one of the. of the situations that they found that many jewish people here in germany did not feel safe any longer that was only one of many measures that they announced in that as part of that plan that was developed by interior ministers both federal and all such a regional level this was one of many measures that would include for example better cooperation between state and federal authorities trying to also improve the work that they do online so those are elements that are also particularly important to understand how german officials have reacted because one of the elements that have german officials have faced time and time again is criticism that they have overlooked the importance of the problem of anti-semitism here in germany so that's why this topic from a political perspective is also a very sensitive one correspondent thomas sparrow in magnifier thank you so much. well i want to bring you now some breaking news just coming in a german national has reportedly been kidnapped by an identified militants in the
iraqi capital baghdad the abducted woman is hella mavis who works for a german cultural institute and is also known as an activist she was seized by armed men after leaving her office on bicycle in central baghdad her kidnapping is the latest in a series of abductions and murders of anti-government activists according to friends she had been concerned for her safety due to her involvement in protests. coronavirus cases are surging across the u.s. california reported a record increase of nearly 12000 new covert 19 sections on monday while florida reported more than 10000 are u.s. correspondents sent us this report on how the city of miami is dealing with the worsening outbreak. the beaches of miami south beach are largely deserted these days rain here to stay for at least a week according to the u.s.
national weather service will probably keep floridians from gathering in large crowds at the beaches and that's a good thing because miami is the new epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the u.s. breaking records of new covert 9000 infections on an almost daily basis. we meet up with dr gary daniel poost trauma surgeon at jackson memorial hospital in miami he's treating more and more coronavirus patients every day is practically begging people to change their behavior the most important thing is everybody has to wear a mask you have to wear a mask there's no way around it so it's a distancing is very important to stay at least 6 feet apart. frequent hand washing hand hygiene is very important we cannot have right now large gatherings of people the miami jackson memorial health system 4 hospitals in total had 167 kovi positive patients and the 1st infections peak back in april now doctors and nurses here are
dealing with 400 patients and every day that number grows most difficult problem is that you know the patients are get them into the hospital very sick then you know a lot of support and create a care and there's not an infant and. nurses and physicians the number creases the number of hospital missions increases the number of ice your requirements increases and the number of deaths will go up as the largest county hospital in all of the united states and the biggest provider of health care in miami other parts of the hospital have to be converted into covert i.c.u. units as quickly as possible that's a major challenge as it severely impacts other medical fields and services the hospital provides a core of what i do is that you have to see the patient 20 times a day to make sure that everything is working out well now your situation where the patients have to be isolated you cannot go in and out 20 times go to different places that's really
a stressful situation to just change the way you'll practice medicine. and. still be comfortable that you're doing the right thing and provide the services that patients deserve despite many pleads from a majority. of healthcare professional and medical scientists the republican governor of florida ron dissenters has so far resisted calls for a mandate on wearing masks and he's trying to be opposed to suggestions for the need of another shutdown. the city of miami however is reportedly contemplating a new shelter in place or shut down order however for now and effective immediately the mayor ordered miami residents and visitors to be fined $50.00 without a warning if they are caught not wearing a mask anywhere in public. well some sports news for you now in the washington nationals will start their title defense as
a major league baseball resumes this thursday after the season was suspended due to the coronavirus for most teams it is going to feel different playing in an empty stadium but if you listen carefully the sound technicians testing stimulated simulated excuse me crowd noise check it out. sounds like crowd noise it's up to each team to decide whether or not to use that function throwing the ceremonial 1st pitch at the reigning champs opening opener against the new york yankees will be the nation's leading infectious disease expert dr anthony fauci. amounts of the sport of professional surfing prizes are usually given to those who can stay on top of the waves but once a year the world surf league hands out an award for going under a in a spectacular style check this out nominations have been announced for the wife out
of their year entries include smashing scenes from the famous wave known as jaws off the coast of hawaii as well as swells off of portugal and ireland the public can now vote online for their favorite wipeout. and with that now you're up to date the good news don't forget there's always more to web sites t w dot com you can also follow us on social media i'm sorry kelly thanks for watching .
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