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i think they've not done the vaccination campaign any favors but safety 1st i think it was important to put patient safety at the center of things so it was the right decision but then you need to publish the information behind it immediately. the european medicines agency is to give its verdict about fears that astra zeneca causes blood clots on thursday but even if the vaccine is given the go ahead for a 2nd time confidence in it has been dented from the information that we get is that the value of astra zeneca is greater than the risks but of course having any risk is not a nice feeling for. i don't know. actually the risk of getting other people taking the time is worth it or not because it's people are not being very clear about this situation if i had the choice i would take my own tech but if i have no choice take astra zeneca. doctor for heaney hopes downs will
not get the upper hand with the 3rd wave of covert infections approaching he says that would be bad news. as i can only say from what i hear many people are still willing to take it. germany has a shortage of vaccines a problem that will be much worse if hundreds of thousands of astra zeneca doses stay in the box. while the european union has unveiled its proposal for a vaccine passed to enable continent wide travel during the ongoing pandemic the so-called green passed conceived by the european commission would create a digital document providing proof of travelers medical status be shown at airports and border crossings the idea has been pushed by the tourism dependent countries like greece and spain critics are raising ethical concerns saying it could lead to special privileges and discrimination against those who haven't been inoculated. on
that we are now joined by the irish foreign minister simon cove ne he had joins us now from colcannon land that is now the right time for the european commission to present its vaccine possible plan considering the chaos around the e.u.'s vaccination rollout i think i think the e.u. needs to be cautious i have to say and i think a lot of countries will do their own thing when it comes to international travel to ensure that we don't allow in particular you variants or mutations of the back of the virus into our country send so many european countries have struggled to get on top of the spread of covert 19 that i think they would be very cautious not to allow a 3rd or a 4th wave depending on what country you're in before we talk about this is an important issue i think before we talk about vaccination possibles we need to have people vaccinated and many you citizens including an island looking at the much
much faster vaccine rollouts in the u.k. and the u.s. and wondering what's gone wrong in the e.u. so what's your answer. well look i mean up here the we haven't started as well as we would have liked and the u.k. and the u.s. and countries like israel have really pushed ahead with rapid thrown out of vaccine and they've managed to purchase more back seen earlier and see the advance purchase orders particularly from astra zeneca have now asked materialized. on the basis of the numbers that were promised and that has been a source of enormous frustration i'm sure within the european commission but also across the european union i still think though by the way it is an awful lot better than if we didn't have a collective approach within the european union and each european country was competing with others to try and get their hands on as much vaccine as possible and so at least we have some order to the rollout and i think the european commission
needs to be credited for that and you pointed to delays in deliveries but figures when these last weeks show that you as exported 30 full 1000000 vaccine doses doses outside its borders as well while the u.k. and the u.s. are not exporting any and 9000000 doses are going to the u.k. of all places why isn't the e.u. keeping these vaccines for its own citizens. well i think you know there are a number of answers to that question but 1st of all the e.u. isn't a country you know it's not like the u.k. or the u.s. it's not a united states of europe we are $27.00 sovereign states that agree to work together and coo sovereignty in certain areas the e.u. is a platform for international trade and export for many many companies. are and is a good example of that i mean we have one of the largest coasters pharma and bio pharma companies in the world here and it is a platform for international trade so i think it would be an extraordinary decision
if the e.u. were to simply prevent any exportation at all from the e.u. even in an area as sensitive as vaccines that being said i think we have to ensure that when we are. when we have signed a contract for a pre purchase order with a company we need to ensure that they follow through on their commitments to the e.u. 1st if they're based in the e.u. rather than actually fulfilling their commitments outside of the european union but not often fulfilling their commitments to the e.u. and that has been hugely problematic particular with astra zeneca. but you know i i have to say i think it would be a dangerous precedent for the e.u. to simply prevent the export of products that are being manufactured in the e.u. for the open market can i also say that i think it's important you know this is not just about vaccinating europe we have to ensure that the e.u. contributes to the world finding a way to vaccinate everybody because on until the smallest and most remote
countries vaccinated none of us are shooty safe because of the way in which this virus spreads and the way mutates and the way new strains of the virus can develop so the e.u. needs to yes focus on vaccinating its own people but it also needs to ensure that there is a global response here that protects vulnerable communities in countries that don't have the welfare influence that we have to be able to source back scenes and the challenge i think has to be in both of those areas to get it done as quickly as we can. irish foreign minister simon calmly thank you very much for your time. but meanwhile you chief fund the lion has threatened to curb e.u. exports of coal with 19 vaccines to other countries she says it's to ensure reciprocity with nonie you supply us she said quote all options are on the table we are in the crisis of the century and i'm not ruling out anything for now let's now
take a look at some of the other developments in the pandemic the philippines has temporarily banned the entry of foreigners the number of philippine nationals who can return per day is also limited australia is boosting vaccination support for its nearest neighbor pup why new guinea it's sending some 8000 doses and other medical equipment to help contain a new wave of cases there and south korea has widened the scope of efforts to test its patrick it's in the capital so it now includes all foreign workers in the city we stand south korea where u.s. secretary of state anthony blinken as kicked off a visit by accusing its neighbor to the north of systematic and widespread abuses against its own people and lincoln and secretary of defense lloyd austin in a soul to reset relations with its asian allies blinken also reaffirmed washington's commitment to the complete denuclearization of north korea only to be
warmed by the sister of north korean leader kim joan not to interfere in the region . as i'll take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. u.s. president joe biden says he agrees that his russian counterpart vladimir putin is quote a killer biden told a.b.c. news that putin would pay a price for allegedly undermining his companion in last year's u.s. presidential election asked whether he agreed putin was a killer biden replied yes i do. at least 8 people have been killed in a shooting spree at several massage parlors in the u.s. city of atlanta a 21 year old male suspect was taken into custody most of the victims are reportedly of asian descent it follows a recent wave of the tires on asian americans. as government says gunmen have killed at least 58 people near the border with mali the attacks targeted
a convoy returning from a market and a nearby village no group has claimed responsibility but several armed groups are active in the region and they are linked to the so-called islamic state and to al qaeda is the final day of voting in the general election in the netherlands polling has been spread out over 3 days to avoid crowds one tactic to help boost social distancing voters who cycle to polling stations and bring them bikes right up to the boats. starting today right hailing company will treat its $70000.00 drivers in britain as workers instead of contractors minimum wage and paid holidays included the decision follows litigation and a recent loss for the company in the british supreme court. it was the day he urged beijing his model came to a sudden stop driver celebrating victory over the right hailing platform at the u.k.
top court last month after judges ruled that must provide workers' rights to thousands of drivers. i'm just so delighted thrilled and relieved that this day has arrived and we've got the right judgment. no one has implemented that ruling offering to pay minimum wage holiday pay and pension contributions today is an important day for all drivers in the u.k. and the reason for that is because from today any driver who earns on the platform and that's over $70000.00 drivers in total will be able to be paid for holiday time they'll be enrolled in a pension and they'll be able to earn at least a national living wage as a floor and not a ceiling. critics however see the benefits are based on time driver spend paired with a customer no time spent waiting for work despite this from the court the driver
also owns the funding of employment dr. perper says the legislation the claimants working turn was not limited. to periods when they were actually driving passengers but estimates. it also included any period when the group would look at interview. on a list say the ruling could have huge ramifications for the exploding gag economy not just drivers but cyclists too not just the u.k. but farther afield as governments wrestle with the distinction between workers and contractors. could be taking a trip back to court soon over claims its new changes still don't comply with employment law. human rights groups the alarm about germany's deportation of refugees back to places they say are unsafe on life several other western nations germany regards pakistan as
a safe country of origin did obviously is a finalist often met one family from the ahmadiyya religious minority they say they face persecution in pakistan. every time and as ahmed does the odd time here in leipsic it feels like a small victory in pakistan the call for prayer would land him in jail ahmed and his family are members of the ahmadiyya community and islamic minority which faces persecution back home 2 years ago they fled to germany. we live in freedom since we came we've been able to wear whatever clothes we want and when we want to veil ourselves no one tries to harm us my husband goes to the mosque and prays there and we don't have to ask ourselves whether he will come home or whether someone will come to the mosque and hurt us. the family only has tolerated immigration status here which means they have few rights and it anytime
can be arrested and deported back to her life in fear they have heard that a mass deportation is due to take place soon. sania it is not easy to leave your country and now that we have done this that we are here we're being told that we can't stay so where do we go. believe the movement's founder was the messiah they are considered heretics in pakistan their persecution is well documented mohammad shows a school books which tell children to fight the infidels signs at the shop entrances that prohibit entry for mahdi's photos from attacks on a commodity mosques still on like the u.k. and the u.s. germany considers pakistan a safe country of origin leaks says that the government has stepped up deportations . i believe that there is a lack of knowledge or political will. but unfortunately this is to the detriment
of the many persecuted people who live here and who are now being deported in large numbers or still in custody awaiting deportation. for these people it is a matter of life and death to. escape. because. as ahmad knows this well he says a mob killed his uncle when he returned to pakistan from the u.k. . achmad in costume are desperate to protect their family but they have exhausted all legal remedies for now there is little they can do just wait and hope they won't be on the next plane. oh as for a loser from what i saw from the reporter who filed that report luisa we understand the plane carrying the porteous left germany for pakistan today without the family you've been in touch with them doesn't mean they can stay well exactly as you said there's
a nest. by this time here in 3 people who were deported from the family you don't you could wake up in their own beds say has just landed a few hours in islamabad. but what a family it's just another round of weights in. the states is racist faces in general is still only tolerated it means they don't have the asylum here and they can be at the border and try and that's. around 550. from your research how likely is it that the ahmadi or deportees all those from other minority religions will experience serious home upon their return to pakistan . on the way when you research the top there to the front it doesn't take us so ringback long to realize it and it's like being persecuted in pakistan on according to amnesty international they say it targets and franchise and targets of killing
cyber malton on hate speech the u.n.h.c.r. says as well that pakistan is not safe my distant turn. so it's not only what they say it's also been documented by international organizations but i'm not his face their situation upon return no i've witnessed so what i've heard from the family. is that many of their family members actually choose into the onto grounds and that's basically being the court of fact by this line makes you very visible in the community it's in the spotlight you're the one in the village who was was of drugs in combat and that's who says they are what they say here they don't want to be in the spotlight it's they want to basically they've won no one to know that they're nice but do you see any signs of germany my to change and stomp on this issue.
it's this article to say there's definitely been an outcry now is that this is the british who had to go there to face this morning the pipeline started christian was due to be on the plane and asked if it was it was outside was noted by the link to the streaming party and saxony it was actually released yesterday. but then it's difficult to see how germany or when germany stands its in the best amount of information about persecution that is available given the stance of the u.n.h.c.r. that i just mentioned using the way that the country is not treating of my views that means or other countries actually not deporting them back to find or own hey let's go and support the geminis is still doing that so the only. solution that's left for the community their sense is to place public awareness about their
persecution but. did have a reporter lose a family too often that thank you millions of. dollars have a look at some other stories making headlines today a call to japan has ruled the country's ban on same sex marriages is unconstitutional a landmark decision said the failure to recognize gay unions denies couples their rights to equality japan is the only country in the g. 7 group of developed nations that does not permit same sex marriage pro-democracy protesters have defied a curfew in myanmar to hold a vigil for those killed by security forces the u.n. says $149.00 demonstrate just have been killed since the military seized power last months when the whole have been detained or gone missing the ruling military junta declared martial law and me a moslem to sit down go. u.s. vice president carla harris as vowed to fight to improve democracy and women's
rights the pledge came in a 1st speech to the united nations in new york america's 1st female vice president said to marcus it could be strengthened by involving more women in decision making . we are. israeli archaeologists discovered new fragments of the dead sea scrolls collection of action jewish texts found in the west bank of the 940 s. and fifty's experts are calling it the most important discovery of its kind in decades. a race against antiquity thieves and these archaeologists sift through caves looking for signs of ancient life. old scrolls and parchment have been turning up on the black market which led the antiquities authority to intensify their operations in the judean desert. this is known as the cave of horror named after 40 skeletons were found here 60 years ago. and
there are signs robbers have already paid a visit but they didn't dig deep enough. talking only just discovered fragments of 2000 year old people called text. what we found is new fragments of a scroll that we have known before that had been discovered in 1000 fifties and early 1960 s. but what we found is new parts of the puzzle of this rather large manuscript manuscript is of a translation into greek of the. 12 minor prophets. and that from the bible the fragments are believed to have been hidden during the bar kochba revolt an armed jewish uprising against rome. they weren't the only discovery researchers found a 6000 year old modified skeleton of a child coins clones and remarkably
a 10000 year old basket thought to be the oldest ever found well this is by far the 1st place it's the most amazing thing guy and counted i found they seem and my life it's kind of huge it contains between 90 to 100 leaders and it's all intact this is as far as we know the most biggest intact basketball this intact basket that we know of archaeologist the findings will lead to more understanding of the beliefs of a little understood jewish sect. so sports is now in sailing team new zealand retain the america's cup after beating italian side 7 to 3 in the best of 13 series they did it in dominant fashion finishing 46 seconds ahead of their
challenger in raised 10. game music for america's cup triumph the team enjoyed the victory in front of an exciting home crowd in oakland and what a treat it was for the locals the city only just emerged from a $1000.00 locked down 2 weeks. and a football by munich have one foot in the champions league quarter finals as they face italian side lot seal in the return leg on wednesday the title holders have an air of invincibility around them in the competition and the numbers don't lie that unbeaten in 18 games this season alone have scored 22 goals in only 7 matches more than any other team and although they thumped last year for one of the 1st leg they won't take anything for granted move over i need us because we got a few goals in the 1st leg doesn't mean we're completely through and if we weren't prepared properly or not take lots of seriously then it could all go pretty rome there's all kinds. of fully go his or mind of our top story this european met since
agency has urged governments to continue using the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine the agency says the vaccines benefits outweigh the risks of side effects is to publish its findings on reports that the vaccine is linked to read last votes on thursday. news coming up next on news asia united states and japan jointly condemned chinese behavior in the pacific it will have a look at the finer points of what else they agree on. and sri lankan muslims lash out at the government plans to religious face tough. all those stories and a lot more coming up on the w. news angel with your astrology of course you can always find a lot more of information analysis on the web site in 30 languages d w. m galusha's indelible commune the team here and switch.
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