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this is deja vue news live from berlin a u.s. consulate closes in china as tensions between washington and beijing escalate and u.s. marines are lowering the american flag of the chain do diplomatic mission mission this comes just days after the shutdown of the chinese consulate in views from texas that in its u.s. allegations of espionage also coming up. spanish beaches opening tucson hungry tourists again but for how much longer the u.k. reimpose a 2 week quarantine on travelers returning from spain will go to war correspondent
for details. and the huge dam across the nile that's at the heart of tensions between 3 nations have agreed to resume talks but concerns remain about vital water supplies. i'm bryan thomas great to have you with us today u.s. marines have lowered the american flag and u.s. diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the southwestern chinese city of chengdu beijing order the closure in retaliation for washington's shutting down of the chinese consulate in houston u.s. secretary of state mike pale called that facility a center for spying. hundreds of onlookers gathered to watch the evacuation of the u.s. consulate in chengdu china. though many took selfies and waved chinese flags large
numbers of police officers put a quick stop to any provokers of gestures oh yeah it was. someone. who will go up. the closure has stoked nationalist sentiment in china. who look at a korea. i am groot the us closed our consulate i think we should shut theirs too it has been said many times if we are to have a trade war something should have been done long time ago china rarely got aggressive i support china closing all of the u.s. consulates and embassy one you won't be having what i fear most is that the us won't just stop and that might get uglier here. with just hours to
go before the departure deadline shipping containers were loaded up while signs were stripped from the building. the departure follows the closure of china's consulate in houston texas last week and made allegations of espionage and intellectual property theft. the tit for tat diplomatic route marks an escalation in the tensions between the 2 superpowers over a range of issues including trade and the coronavirus. let's get the very latest now. standing by horace in chain do good day to day is how's this closure being received by the people where you are. consulate that's just behind me you can see this this gray area there that's where the sign consulate of the united states of america was and workers are just
dismantling it's people are allowed to pass on the pile of way on the other side of the road and many people are taking the opportunity to take a look to take a selfie some with victorious poses over all people have been around the here to to witness this event for the whole week and some are happy have told me that they're happy to see the americans go others are a bit sad about the. duration of the relationship and many come here because they say it's historic event and it's happening in their town and they want to witness it they want to take a picture and to see what's happening in here the u.s. personnel has already left and the chinese side has talk taken over the building materials you touched on the relationship but where does this closure leave the relationship between china and the u.s. . the relationship has been in
a downward spiral for the last few months already and this is of course another low point in the closure of the euston consulate came quite as a surprise to the chinese side and to also observers and this retaliation measure of course is what the chinese side had announced it is quite reciprocal the. consulate in dual has about the same meaning for the u.s. as the consulate and used for china it is also a political message because this consulate was covering bet and other minority regions as part of their consulate district and this of course is an intended message i think until the elections in the u.s. we are either going to see a further deterioration or some kind of a stable bad relationship there are lots of issues the south china sea where china
is expanding its operations and taiwan and as the conflict with neighboring countries like india. and all this is it is making the situation extremely difficult and in some points also dangerous there certainly are a number of flashpoints out there between the 2 countries right now it is barreling in chengdu thanks very much. let's get you briefed on some of the other stories making the news out this hour flooding in china has again caused extensive damage in central province floodwaters submerging roads washed away vehicles in southwestern chunk weighing heavy rains caused multiple landslides. small as parliament has ousted prime minister has on ali harare in a no confidence vote an internet blackout followed that decision legislators accuse him of failing to move the country towards democratic elections the uses removal
undermines the country's constitutional foundation. a cease fire has gone into effect in eastern ukraine moscow and kiev agreeing to implement a full ceasefire between government forces and pro russian separatists more than 13000 people have died in 6 years of conflict. at least 174 migrant workers have become infected with a groan a virus on a large farm in southern germany some 500 people are now under quarantine and are not allowed to leave that farm. while the spanish government is saying that country is safe to visit despite a surge in the coronavirus the statement coming out of the u.k. reimposed a quarantine on travelers returning from spain there's a special concern about a cluster of outbreaks in catalonia and its capital city barcelona residents there fear new and tighter restrictions may be coming. it's not much of
a lockdown barcelona's regional government recommends that people only leave their homes if it's urgent but few people are paying heed. is having a drink and urgent enough reason to go out. alex ahead works at one of partial on as many beach parts he sympathizes with the young people of the city who are tired of staying home after weeks of lockdown. you are losing your life the friends the community 3 important for every young people and old people here in your open specially in barcelona life is very open it's very active and the people don't used to get our house just across the road from the beach is one of barcelona's biggest hospitals dozens of coronavirus patients have been admitted the past few days dr one of flores is worried when she looks at the crowded beach just
a few meters away medical authorities have plans in place should the situation worsen. the scenario goes from just not changing their regular day of the hospital and to the worst case scenario which would be when we have to stop all the activity that is not urgent in order to for all the professionals to assist patients which is what happened at the end of march another area of concern is staffing public health facilities around 1000 extra staff are needed in the region to accurately track chains of infection. right now doug fernandez and his 20 colleagues are responsible for more than a 1000000 residents. we are not enough people to do the contact tracing properly not only the contact tracing that more or less we can test you know the contents of the person that in that case that's on firm but also to the proper
money turning of the cases on to see if this outbreak even though it's a small if it's expanding despite repeated promises from the cuttle on regional government that more people will be hired to work in public health not much has happened yet experts agree that tracing contacts is crucial for slowing the spread of the virus especially with young people who may have no symptoms just a few weeks ago about the lone us regional authorities heavily criticized the poor crisis management and the carpets and moderates now they find themselves in the sons of attention and more and more critics say that the crisis management here is anything but idea. barkeeper alex and others in the industry have one major worry that infection rates will rise so much that the region will have to be placed under total lockdown again that could mean not just the end of this year's summer season but the closure of their business for good. folk over 1000 has of course
been stranding people on holiday resorts on business trips and the travel shutdown has also left some international students high and dry here's a story of 2 of them who happened to be on germany's remotest north sea island after their options ran out. on an island. they've been trying to leave heligoland for weeks but travelling to india and kenya during the pandemic is proving difficult. i feel a little sad that i can't be home yet. it's quite some time that i've seen my family and i've been in there. the marine biology students are here on a scholarship program with the alfred a vegan institute for polar and marine research. gabriel coco's field of interest is climate change he wants to know how marine plants remove excess c o 2 from the atmosphere he's been in germany for nearly
a year he keeps in touch with his family on skype gabriel's flight to kenya has been cancelled 3 times. helping. people and it will depend on how. developed and how things are in mccain there for the time being i'm counting on me to do. and we hope that when the flights get back that i'm able to travel. and reka can relate she'll keep on learning from the experienced team while she waits to return to india the longer she stays on the island the more she thinks about her darjeeling in northeast india. i am very worried when i think about india in this situation my hometown has been put back on the lockdown completely because.
because the case is was so fast and so high and. that the want to be more facilities available in the hospitals to accommodate the people it's just scary. yet. at least they have company 6 more students at the institute are also stuck on the island. to miss most do you know the thinking of course everyone wants their child to come home but you to the current coronavirus situation in many countries some of our students families a happy for every day they're able to spend here. and a racist on the open sea there are worse places to be trapped but for the students there's still no place like home. well the unit based institute for economic research says the german economy is recovering slowly from shutdowns and
may be returning to prepare demick levels by 2021 that's according to its business climate index was released just a few minutes ago the institute expects g.d.p. in germany to contract by close to 12 percent in the sex of the 2nd quarter compared to the 1st quarter before eventually growing by nearly 7 percent in the 3rd quarter the survey of 9000 german business executives is considered an important early warning system for the german economy. also get more on these positive signals and give the views chelsea the laney at the frankfurt stock exchange debut chelsea what are investors making of these new phone numbers. this report was it was generally better in the market and investors had been expecting it to show just a broad signal that businesses are growing more confident and they're in their situation this does also fit with some of the other data that we've been seeing out
of germany last week for example we saw a report showing that manufacturing and service sector activity in germany return to growth for the 1st time in 5 months so business is picking back up but there are still of course a lot of uncertainties the growth is still contracting right now businesses are still having to deal with potential 2nd wave of infections there's a lot of fear around. and many businesses are still having to shed jobs so things are improving but german business is certainly not in the clear yet some of the real ones are. going in security used in the travel sector is under real pressure to. it certainly isn't a lot of this is coming after the u.k. announced that it was going to reimpose quarantine measures on people coming back from spain so that's really hitting a lot of the airlines quite hard easy jet for example is down almost 13 percent on
the market ryanair to we all really getting hit pretty hard this is going to of course impact these companies they have just restarted travel and just restarted these holiday packages they're going to have to start canceling some of those which is of course painful but it also just really underlines there are the risks for these travel companies thought we are seeing more restrictions taken off over the past several weeks but at any moment we could see more infections again and they have to again shut down these these travel port or so that's obviously a big concern for for the markets right now thanks so much love from frankfurt. or in times of crisis gold is a safe haven and its prices. high with buyers and markets for about $2000.00 for one ounce of the precious metal. in this gold dealer in beijing business has been booming for weeks july sales were up some 30 percent on the
previous month whether as jewelry or boss demand for the precious metal just keeps on climbing the gold price is now surpassed the previous record set in the aftermath of the global financial crisis 9 years ago. since the beginning of the year gold has climbed 28 percent on monday asian traders were paying $1944.00 an ounce analysts reckon the price will climb above 2000 right now the perfect storm is brewing to send investors running to the safe haven of gold the uncertain business outlook thanks to the coronavirus pandemic the growing tension between world powers china and the usa and central banks which are printing money like mandarin to help the american economy the fed may decide on negative interest at its meeting this week that will increase pressure on the already weak dollar and may well push the gold price even higher.
some of the own stories in there say hundreds of protesters marched in the philippine capital against the new anti terror law that ahead of president to tear days annual state of the nation's beach public gatherings of more than 10 people are banned under demick restrictions protesters say the government was using the health crisis to mute widespread criticism. germany has rejected inviting moscow back into the g. 7 after the prospect was raised by u.s. president all from the german foreign minister had no mass confirming that decision in an interview published today monday russia was expelled from the group following its an exception of crimea from ukraine in 2014. in central portugal more than 600 firefighters are battling wildfires with strong winds hampering their efforts. the fires began in the in this valley of oh yeah dos and spread to neighboring yes about his several people had to be evacuated.
egypt ethiopia and sudan have agreed to resume talks on this controversial hydro electric dam that ethiopia's filling on the river nile negotiations over the ground renaissance them have been going on for about a decade but ethiopia is not waiting for them to and before filling the dam wise are so difficult to settle this dispute over the waters of the nile. river him explains. this is the ethiopian ground renee sounds damn good for short. erected on the river nile does mean tributary the blue nile it took almost a decade to build and cement to be part of ethiopia's transformation. roughly 65 percent of the country is not connected to the power grid energy from the dam could more than double ethiopia's current output fulfilling its needs and making it
an exporter. but the dems also highly controversial due to its location. denial its main source the blue nile starts in ethiopia tundra the river flows toward sudan and joins the rivers other tributary that's a dense capital hard to him before heading downstream to egypt is being built here on the border with sudan near the blue nile source the demo catch water in its massive reservoir to surface area is larger than that of greater london. this will inevitably have an effect on how much water flows to downstream countries egypt and sudan. egypt is home to almost 100000000 people who depend on the nile for 90 percent of their fresh water supply some fear that ethiopia will leave too much water in its reservoirs during periods of drought in
danger and the flow downstream. that could leave egypt's farmers unable to irrigate their lands causing major food losses. and all this as the effects of a workman clime meant have already strained egyptian agriculture. the effects for sudan seem mixed one fear here is that the gerd could jeopardize the operations of sudan's own dams on the nile however sadat also sees an opportunity to get cheap energy from ethiopia thanks to gird and it could regulate water flows that are sometimes classed flooding these competing interests are among the reasons why negotiations over the dems operations have been difficult. no comprehensive final deal has been reached but even with an agreement cooperation between egypt and sudan will be needed for the years to come. there are more projects planned along the nile and the effects of climate change and growing
populations mean water could be an increasingly scarce resource. as bringing in i have removed files that force she's been reporting from this area for a while now for the mornings you are running negotiations are proving very difficult they were they stand right now there's a lot of competing interests i mean these negotiations have been going on for a decade the good news is they're on the negotiating table again that's as far as the good news go there are now fundamental disagreements about whether or not this agreement would be a legally binding agreement ethiopia doesn't want a legally binding agreement egypt and sudan have made it very clear that this they will not negotiate about to binding this of this dam and you know this is been soured by distrust these negotiations and it's you know the fact that if you know pia has already successfully according to the prime minister completed the 1st phase of the filling of the dam. and we've been seeing the satellite here this is
not just confirmation from the prime minister's actually exactly and they had to confirm this after the satellite images were published so you can imagine and that at 1st there was a there was a confusion that this happened because of the rain that this happened because the reservoir doors were closed which created a lot of distrust in an already extremely distrustful negotiation around we've been reporting consistently all the negotiations because this is so important for egypt for ethiopia for sudan for every one of the millions of people what is a competing economic interest china is involved heavily in the financing of the dam i mean this dam is about economy but it's also about history it's about identity and it's also about who gets to set the rules right i mean you're really putting your hand you're controlling a source of water for 100000000 people. egypt and the entire population of sudan i tend to think that the reason why these negotiations have been difficult is that you have 2 parties egypt and sudan who don't really recognize the other parties right to the water right egypt has claimed the nile for thousands and thousands and
thousands of years and you know it still is very attached to colonial agreements that give it the lion's share of the nile's water as well as today if you'll be on the other hand sees this as a massive historical injustice 86 percent of the water comes from their land and i think these 2 kind of you know you're dealing with 2 alternative completely starkly different versions of reality i think and i think that's what if anything is difficult the emissions to be dominated by by egypt you know when you think nile you think egypt of course. there's some real fears about all these 3 countries but actually egypt and these you hope you're going to do war over this is not a possibility i mean it's a possibility because neither country is actually completely ruled out the possibility of arc armed conflict but i will say that it is a unlikely possibility it's seen as a last resort by egypt and ethiopia but you know egypt has made it very clear that the issue of the nile is an issue of existence it has taken it as
far as the security council which completely rejected and did not want to said this this president but you know egypt is also currently finding itself at a crossroads because there's potential for military conflict with libya so for now it's unlikely but neither leadership of the 2 countries has ruled it out completely ok thanks so much for your reporting and for coming in today. baseball now baseball fans in south korea have finally been allowed back into the stadiums there almost 3 months after the season began but it's not quite back to normal because they have to be socially dances and that means that one stadium in the capital seoul only allowed in about 10 percent of the fans that would usually be there. back in the stadium but not nearly back to normal rather than just waltzing through the turnstiles fans were treated to temperature checks and thermal
detectors and not even the cheerleaders were exempt from the compulsory musk's. but it couldn't dampen the excitement of the lucky few who gets knocked up the 2400 tickets. was with 2 of the 5 games being played behind closed doors because they were held in areas with stricter distancing guidelines the fans of the dusun bears and l.g. twins here in seoul were counting their blessings not everyone was entirely happy. committed to the right it's sad that we can't enjoy beer and fried chicken but that's understandable. and we just hope they'll wrap up the season safely. despite a win for the twins the bears players were appreciative that the fans were finally but. the fans who came here to sit apart from each other.
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