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will you. this is day to you news live from birthday and a make or break summit gets underway in brussels european leaders main taste of face for the 1st time in months is seeking unity on a 750000000000 euro package to help economies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic divisions prompting also coming up. allegations of russian cyber espionage involving corona vaccine research in u.s. britain and canada accuse russian space hackers of targeting labs working to find
a vaccine. and president assad of syria marks 20 years in power in spite of a civil war and a shattered economy he's likely to stay at the helm for many more years to come. on rebecca riches welcome to the program european union leaders a holding a summit in brussels to try to reach agreement on how to share out a 750000000000 euro fund to help members recover from the pandemic there are deep divisions over whether grants or loans should be given to help the hardest hit member nations germany's chancellor angela merkel is presiding over the summit and she has admitted that finding a compromise will be tricky. mastodon gloves off european leaders are back in brussels for the 1st time since the beginning of the current crisis with the bloc's finances at the top of the agenda council presidential michelle expects the gauche
ations to be exceptionally tough a lot is at stake the security system could you see that i know it will be very difficult because it's not only about money it's a question of the future of europe if you want a stronger more stable euro hope for certainly the whole bush to michelle has put a financial package on the table to help the e.u. economy get back on its feet in addition to the 7 year e.u. budget of more than a trillion euros michelle has proposed a recovery fund of 750000000000 euros in loans and grants. money for this fund will be bored by the e.u. on financial markets and directed toward countries hit hardest by the crisis such as spain italy and greece what's driving a wedge between leaders is whether the money should be handed out as grants the so-called frugal for austria the netherlands finland and sweden insist it should be mostly loans and paid back he is considered one of the biggest obstacles to a deal austrian chancellor is a bust and coots goods things an agreement can be reached but that necessarily this
weekend. there are still a lot of questions to be answered 1st of all to where should the funds flow who will be the main recipients what is the suitable criteria for this. though clearly delighted to be meeting up again in person the jovial atmosphere is not expected to last long the german chancellor angela merkel's cautious optimism in the days leading up to the summit seems to have subsided. this put off we will take a lot of willingness to compromise from all in order to agree on something that is good for europe that will be good for the people of europe with regard to the pandemic and that would be a suitable response to the economic difficulties we're experiencing so therefore i expect a very tough negotiation that you see as if we have a $401.00 for now leaders positions like their seats are still far apart. i'm now joined by monday or days to follow he is italy's undersecretary of
state of state for foreign affairs and a member of the governing 5 star movement missed it this a fine why should the netherlands and other nor the northern european states bail out countries like. a little more than a. few dollars and as of this week in the end we are. told did conference. on the method of and very little that long the big money through you the very so we have not at all called the fender so i don't mean that we shave. your head where she said that we should talk about. other subjects being. loved. by the human future so. you can do the same by
describing we have to look at the events of the day the. euro and we really have to figure out and they try all and all men for the. right and so you say that this is about the future of europe that's something that the prime minister of your countries also said to have the context but he has also said it would be ok for the commission to make suggestions on how to use the funds what the side of that. well i think that we need an emotional response and. that very well we pray and express thoughts of the right for this crisis so we can all stand to 'd come back to certain of the essays in all of us that we had faith in their 2008. and run out of focus on body
language so what we think is that the new color defines as to be a big fun so we have to be the end that call me for all of that and i know that. and we want to be clear that it makes no sense to relay that and to. you and i think. it will be the best of all for more most of the foundries that need help and moments and again not talking just about the fate of the boat about front not of sound so i think that we really i guess is that in the smallness we asked to grant money to the congress that need that and the 2 years that they are not living at all to the conditionalities that are already in the. 3 d.
so the. big and although i don't like to interrupt you but i want to i really would like to know why why you think that is important why you think it's ok to accept the money without without any conditions. there's a. lot of money. they have to be. studiously for that commission that we are talking about all the as them we have to look at. 4 all who are in the green. and we're talking about the plan that the. whole no lie may ease monday so we are not saying that we want money to do whatever we long as and who use all of just before. we say that we want to use that money to recall her calling me wrong. then they.
had by heart about it i think is something that we share all the kind of. moment as a gate or the fire people so on some. sense are not the way. that we as a bowler that we always will be don't make no sense any make no difference i mean i'm not in that. mr just a funny thank you very much as they can to talk about it today and give them. now turning now to some of the other stories making news around the world this hour protesters have taken to the streets of bulger is capital sofia the 8th consecutive day they're calling for the resignation of the current government headed by prime minister boyko morris off and for the chief prosecutor to stand down.
vast areas of china have been inundated by severe flooding along the yangtze river since june heavy rains have forced nearly 15000000 people to be evacuated from their homes officials say they're seeing the highest average rainfall levels across the n.c. basin for 50 years. british airways is retiring its entire boeing 747 fleet as it struggles to deal with the sharp downturn in travel be a had wanted to phase out its $31.00 jumbos by 2024 it's the latest in a string of airlines that have said goodbye to a plane that dominated air travel for 50 years. twitter said hackers targeted about $130.00 accounts during the cyber attack this week in which profiles as many high profile personalities like barack obama mask were compromised the companies that it continues accessing assessing whether nonpublic data was
compromised to. the u.s. the u.k. and canada are accusing russian agents of carrying out cyber attacks to steal information on potential covert 9 tain vaccines the 3 nations have warned scientists and pharmaceutical companies to be on the alert they say the cyber attacks use custom malware to target coronavirus research centers russia denies the accusation. as the pandemic surges across the globe the search for a covert 1000 vaccine has been an international effort to protect global health this common goal has been undercut by allegations accusing russia of trying to steal information from vaccine research as in the u.k. the u.s. and canada believe this is economic espionage or they're trying to promote it to gain private information intellectual property from news from these organised lucian's that are engaged in coronavirus research and presumably use it to advance their own research efforts the alleged culprit is a familiar photo a.t.p.
29 or a cozy pair a group associated with russian intelligence also blamed for interference in the us election 4 years ago the intelligence community believes that cozy there is an agency of the russian. they've been around for a long time their attacks to 2014 they really believed to be behind the 2016 attacks against the democratic national committee as well as other attacks against countries around the world the coordinated warning across continents seems designed to add weight to the announcement and prompt other potential targets to protect themselves a global bid to combat not only across the continental security breach but a virus that poses a major threat to humanity across the globe. now to syria where president bashar assad is marking 20 years in power parliamentary elections take place there on sunday like all previous elections no real opposition is permitted so despite
a civil war that's lasted 9 years assad looks set to stay in power. well well if you are you. into july the 17th 2008 just 34 years old basher al assad is sworn in as president following the sudden death of his father. he quickly finds his feet meeting the great and the good road to syria this is. often accompanied by his british born wife asma. from the start of his presidency asset bill close ties with both russia and iran strategic relations that will prove crucial to retaining power. in march 20th levon anti-government protests across much of the arab world known as
the arab spring spread to syria. in the southern city of deraa demonstrators began taking to the streets after the arrest and torture of a group of teenagers protests grew while as sands military responded with greater force. as fallon's escalated the country descended into a brutal civil war. we will win without a doubt against this conspiracy they've now reached the final stages of their conspiracy. attempts by the international community to force asaad to step down failed. and so to moves to broker a peace deal. by 2030 in the u.n. said the number of refugees fleeing syria had reached a 1000000 this was a humanitarian crisis then the regime was accused of carrying out a chemical attack near the capital damascus it took another such attack in 2017 for
the u. s. to take action blaming his son's military. to night i ordered it told you. only if you. will you can recall. but despite the reprisal asset has continued his war with the help of russian airpower and iranian forces the syrian government now controls most of the country . a country that lies in tatters is led by a man who looks like he will never surrender power. this is data news here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you german chancellor angela merkel is chairing an e.u.