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my from berlin this is d w news north korea's leader lashes out at don't trump in a rare statement conjunction calls trump do arranged and says he will pay dearly for his threats that's after the u.s. president further tighten sanctions on north korea for the country's missile launches a nuclear test. also on this program to germany's main parties in their final t.v.
clash ahead of sunday's federal election will get blow by blow analysis. and a desperate race to save lives in mexico as hopes of finding survivors in the rubble the tuesday's massive earthquake they. also coming up britain prepares to pay the price for breaks it in a road to break that series we'll look ahead to prime minister theresa may speech in florence where she's expected to set up what she thinks is a fair price tag for leaving the union. hello and welcome i'm terry martin good to have you with us north korean leader kim jong un has insulted u.s. president donald trump as doraine justin vowed to make trump pay dearly for threatening to destroy the. with korea state media released this photo of cam
reading the statement kim was responding to trump's speech before the u.n. general assembly earlier this week which kim called quote unprecedented rude nonsense short time later in new york north korea's foreign minister re young ho told reporters his country may test a hydrogen bomb over the pacific ocean. trump has now announced tighter sanctions against north korea for its missile launches and nuclear tests as. well correspondent jason strother joins us now from seoul south korea jason what are we to make of north korea's threat to test a hydrogen bomb over the pacific. well right now there's no indication that such a test is being prepared i haven't seen anything from south korean intelligence indicating that preparations are underway i mean quite frankly depending on how the
test was conducted let's say taking a a barge out into the middle of the pacific or even dropping it via an airplane i mean that would open up north korea to potential attack or retaliation from japan to or the united states now of course if north korea were to shoot a missile carrying a nuclear warhead into the pacific it would certainly demonstrate that it has mastered the technology to mount a warhead onto a rocket when trump announced new sanctions yesterday on korea he made an interesting intriguing remark jason let's listen in china central bank has told their other banks it's a massive banking system to immediately stop doing business with north korea it's just happened it's reported. so the president saying that he's got
cooperation in pressing north korea adjacent if they sanctions are actually implemented how much would it hurt north korea. well beijing has not said publicly yet that it has asked the central bank to pass these measures of course china likes to kind of stay behind the curtain when it comes to dealing with north korea i'd rather not discuss these things openly certainly if chinese banks were to stop doing business with north korean entities that would put a hurt on the regime but it all but that would not stop much of the cross border trade that's going on between china and north korea. it also isn't clear there's also no reason really to expect that china would would tighten the stranglehold around kim jong un's regime so tightly that it would cause a collapse because at the end of the day china does not want to see
a north korea taken over by south korea backed up by the u.s. military jason to what degree do you think this crisis is becoming a personal duel between trump and kim. certainly judging by kim jong un's statement today he did not take very kindly to being referred to as rocket man and by president trump you know this is a thing. that is a relatively new phenomenon in the u.s. north korean relationship very used to pyongyang sending unleashing very bellicose rhetoric calling names but we've never had the u.s. president before in gauge in name calling whether or not this really gets at the two egos will be remain will be remain to be seen chase and thank you so much journalist ration struggler there talking to us from seoul south korea.
thank you well some of that name calling that jason was referring to has been happening of course at the meeting this week of the united nations general assembly yesterday it was germany's turn to take the stage foreign ministers like my god leo gave a forceful rebuke to donald trump for his handling of the korea crisis and the iran nuclear deal this was sigma gabriele's first speech at the united nations but it wasn't the first time he'd spoken on the dangers of rising nationalism. the german foreign minister said his country understood its past mistakes and the germans knew only international cooperation could lead to lasting peace. yes. it was only off the two terrible world wars we learned to see off former enemies as neighbors partners with whom we want to shoulder responsibility for a peaceful coexistence only since then to our own citizens in germany have
a better life yet this opens up an i going to get a notebook and. while god didn't refer to the u.s. president by name he was clearly calling on the international community to reject donald trump america first. yeah i'm going to germany first he's learned that it was not germany first that made our country strong and prosperous what gave us germans peace and prosperity was european and international responsibility first foreshocks much of. his defended international institutions and agreements as a way of preventing and managing international conflicts he said they fostered trust something he stressed was currently lacking between many nations capitol hill added that the u.s. should honor its nuclear accord with iran he said only then other countries such as north korea could be convinced to adopt limits on their own nuclear programs is
this year. is more important than ever that the international architecture for arms control and disarmament does not crumble existing treaties and agreements must not be called into question that applies in particular to the agreement on iran's nuclear program. gabble who believes the path to nuclear nonproliferation lies in diplomacy in dialogue but the other world powers gathered at the un general assembly may not be so convinced. well here in germany political parties are making their final push to win votes in sunday's federal election candidates from seven parties clashed live in a t.v. debate with the evening producing some real skirmishes state of your charlotte parts has more. final touches before the final debate two days to the german elections every argument counts as the leading candidates and
representatives of the seven biggest parties took the stage in berlin to make a final plea on national television. germany doing well but that doesn't mean that all of its people are doing well germany's a wealthy country but we have to make sure to invest in the future the debate exposed broad agreement on a number of issues investing more in digital infrastructure and the need for thousand small police officers in fact under mystic security the parties try to outperform each other. comes for police officers must become a matter of course and i think the police force has to be equipped with intelligent technology intelligent video surveillance phone surveillance the possibility to trace gangs and messenger. but where one might wonder where martin schultz and i'm glad mankell the two top candidates get the event sending their deputy sense that perhaps because of that us got to see real confrontation something critics said have been lacking so far in this election campaign one big question that could soon pose itself and probably amend how to deal with the far right ignore our conference
you're in typical form tonight starting with a provocation. i've been provoked anyone yet ready to hear you have for days now and here you are now sitting comfortably and pretending that everything's all right with you and your party for me it's not ok i want to make that clear. you want to leave the european union at a time in the world where if it didn't exist it would need to be founded right now strong headwinds for the starts who could well finish third biggest party on sunday but three other parties also have a shot at the a sign of germany's fractured political landscape just ahead of the election. political correspondent hundreds but of course was following last night's debate as well let's pick up on the last point there in charlotte's report which focused on what party is going to be the third biggest and the bonus target could well be the
far right pay after. yes indeed it looks very much like that will be the case and the latest polls show the f.t. gaining slightly it's not eleven percent of the vote that would make it probably the largest third largest party in parliament and there is always a certain amount of doubt when where polls are concerned that regard the right wing populists because there is a feeling that a lot of voters do not honestly say that they're going to vote for those right wing party because that is still regarded in germany with quite a lot of. disfavor quite a lot of this. condemnation and under these circumstances is possible that there will be in fact a kind of hidden virt for the f.t. that will only come out in the actual polls. talk to us more about last night's debate hans do you think it helped any undecided voters make up their mind because i understand about forty percent of the electorate haven't made up their mind here
is that is true there is still a large section of the electorate that has said so far that they have not yet decided what party to vote for. last night's debate did was an actual debate there was quite a lot of fear exchange of views i think most clearly the profile that was most clear was the profile on the extremes of the political spectrum on the one hand the a of d. which in fact did not participate very strongly in this debate was a bipolar but was attacked by all the others and on the other side the far left party which of obviously has the advantage of being able simply to attack everybody and managed to do that pretty well in the center of the political spectrum it was clear that there was a lot of consensus on the major issues so little infighting as it were in the center. thanks so much political correspondent hunter blunt.
now to the caribbean or pro to reconsider been surveying the damage to their island now that hurricane maria has moved all for now that hurricane maria has moved offshore the u.s. caribbean territory remains without power after being hit by the storm on wednesday authorities say restoring electricity could take months it was the strongest hurricane to hit part of rico in eighty years. catalan nationalists are continuing their protest at a court building in barcelona where a dozen regional government officials are being held they were arrested in connection with a vote on catalan independence two to go ahead in under two weeks the federal government to madrid calls the referendum illegal. and in manila thousands of people have demonstrated against philippine president do terror to they demanded an end to extra judicial killings as part of his drug war and protested against attack his threat to introduce martial law organizers say around twenty thousand people
took part. well it's been more than two days now since a powerful earthquake in central mexico leveled buildings and killed almost three hundred people now rescue workers are racing against the clock in their search for survivors amongst the rubble the window for finding people alive is closing and one of the most desperate efforts has centered on a primary school in mexico city. this has become the most important symbol of hope for mexico city after the earthquake it sounds far silence someone might be calling for help in iraq. volunteers are equipped at least with a spade or a hammer. gammoned either everyone helps with a hammer or with bare hands lifting stones. have you found people. yet as i suppose that yes of course a lot of the little while i was there at least eight people. prisoners. but
meanwhile there are hundreds of people willing to help around the colored buildings in the city some are even turned away by the authorities they ask for more control that's what they're doing but what is it about this. isn't it's about controlling another way aren't there. once we're inside the end to see as and goodwill of the people seems unlimited. people are working here for hours many of them for the last two days by their own scientists who has been here for over twelve hours even fell unconscious but she still wants to help. that is why she was transferred from moving rubble to helping distribute food and beverage as. she strongly believes that there are still victims who are alive under the rubble. to see yes i really think so. this is why i'm still here
even though i fainted at least i can help a bit here. as. to when. i think yes i'm at them till i can no longer do so because these are my people this is my country i'm going to stay here at the well yes that's. according to the major of mexico city at least forty buildings in the capital have collapsed like this one experts say that people could survive up to three days under the rains this is why the atmosphere witnessing here is very tense people are on the pleasure and they still hope they can find victims alive under the roots it is a race against time. and watching t.w. news still the cup.
yes what does a night out at the pub have in common with briggs it our correspondent finds a comparison many brits can understand. well here in germany it seems the battle for bankrupt. is getting more interesting it might be settled monaco yeah i mean not officially said until until next week terry but german flag carrier is poised to snatch up the largest chunk off bankrupt evelyn that's according to local media reports citing inside sources of tonnes is reported to be considering a takeover of the bankrupt subsidiary of nicky as part of the bid to carve up the company the report say easyjet khan door to split remaining assets the company's board of directors is to discuss the office and make an announcement on monday. ryanair has angered customers with flight cancellations that came out of
nowhere the company's chief executive said it was due to an error in planning the pilots vacations but now we know there are far deeper problems with the airline ryanair is europe's largest carrier by passenger numbers but those might go down if the low cost airline doesn't deliver on says. the bad news first ryanair may be canceling even more flights at the start of the week the budget airline announced it will cancel forty to fifty flights a day for the next six weeks ryanair boss michael o'leary said it was due to errors made when planning pilot holidays. but at a shareholder meeting in dublin on thursday o'leary said he couldn't guarantee there would be no more cancellations hundreds of thousands of travelers are already affected the airline is preparing for up to twenty million euros in compensation claims several shareholders give vent to their criticisms. of bad relationship with
him and pilots in general and after the pilots are coming back to him and not meeting him halfway cancellations are very unfortunate disappointing i have flights booked with minor i now know that they're. on monday the c.e.o. denied that ryanair had an overall shortage of pilots that doesn't mean that from time to time we don't make missiles and we do and this is clearly a missile that i take responsibility for the mess that it is my mess up and therefore i have to clean it up o'leary said he can force pilots to delay a week of leave in exchange for financial compensation but it now appears the dispute involves more than the question of holidays many ryanair pilots have rejected o'leary's offer of a loyalty bonus to keep flying during their scheduled leave instead many signed their names to a letter demanding better pay and full employment contracts. now where president. is to sign a series of labor reforms into law later today tens of thousands of people took to
the streets on thursday to protest the changes the measures that make it easier to hire and fire workers and allow small companies to negotiate directly with stuff rather than through trade unions hopes the reforms will have produced france's unemployment rate currently at almost ten percent it's. so what's at stake here let's get the view from brussels we're. standing by for us next french trade unions are up in arms can they protest change anything about my calls reform plans. i want to go i remember the protests of one thousand nine hundred five because i used to live in paris back then that's when i was u.p.a. then prime minister tried to do more or less what my call is trying to do now and back then the whole country was paralyzed for weeks and weeks nothing worked so there was a huge difference between back then and now and it shows you that the unions have
lost some of their punch yes you have thousands of protesters but my call is going to pass this with executive orders and even if you try to pass this through parliament he has a majority so this will happen and how important all those reforms for the french economy a common knowledge is that france and the to do this because the economy has been slacking now almost for decades unemployment is almost double as what it is for example in germany and many experts blame that on the lack of labor flexibility it's too expensive for companies to fire people to get rid of them and if they try to do so that it's very expensive but if you look at other numbers the pictures of it is a little different for example productivity is higher than it is in the united states that means that when the french do work they work well so it's a mixed bag and it's hard to tell but like i said common knowledge is this is necessary and it's obviously very important also for the presidency off cause if he
manages to push through those reforms successfully so everybody can see that it actually works do you think that will strengthen his position in europe as well especially when it comes to his ideas of how to reform the e.u. . it's something that you as a institution has demanded friends do for a long time will this really shift his position in the european union it all depends on the outcome money's power in the u. just like every wells so if you have to fight with the commission all the time because you deficit is too high that doesn't give you so much of a standing but if your economy is humming along and you're meeting all the targets that gives you a position to negotiate maybe not quite as strong as a man who in my call imagines himself who is already talking about treaty changes but at least a little lines germany and france on this specific subject right here they have the same target that's always a good sign for europe because if the french german engine works then things get done in europe now max you mentioned the treaty changes i mean that is quite
a strong woodings there how did that go down in brussels because i believe that michael was talking in new york at that time well known to younger himself the u. commission president in his state of the union speech a couple of days back never mentioned the word treaty change and if you talk to commissioned officers here it's the same thing same mood in germany they all remember the fiasco as when they really tried to have a constitution for the european union that was rejected by the way in france they think that by too complicated they think that the europeans might not want that at the moment although the european union is gaining generally speaking again if you look at the polls the people think that it's better than it used to be they so they they see the value of that again but treaty change is a complicated process and it seems that this might be very far out there. brussels there for us thank you so much. well staying in france
and britain cool the world's richest woman has died at the age of ninety four she was the principal shareholder of cosmetics giant. with an estimated net worth of thirty three billion euros she was also the fourteenth richest person in the welt she left the board of law in two thousand and twelve but her name remained in the news for years until her death as people close to her became embroiled in scandal for exploiting her as she suffered from dementia. all right an important speech today in florence also has to do with the e.u. terry that's right here in europe everyone is looking to florence britain's prime minister is preparing to make a speech there spelling out her country's key positions on braggs that theresa may is hoping to convince european leaders that her country is ready to cut a fairer divorce deal after major tensions in her own government should be speaking
later today in the italian city of florence says monica mention our correspondent has been looking at the many divisive issues and as you might expect money is top of the list what does that have in common with a night out at the pop when the funds over someone has to pick up the bill it's a comparison many brits will understand. and maybe that is exactly why do you commission shows this example to demonstrate why the u.k. federal expansion. in full. it is. like going to the pub with twenty seven friends. your round of beer but then you cannot believe well the party continues if you want to stay friends you pay your share of the final bill and for britain that's a hefty sixty billion euros. let's take
a look at the biggest portion of the bill infrastructure signs and environmental projects such as this one in france all of these projects have been approved by e.u. member states but many still need to be paid for the u.k. share here amounts to thirty billion euros another liability is pensions one option would be for the u.k. to only pay the costs of british e.u. officials but most experts agree london is liable for its share of all e.u. officials that's worth nine billion euros on the divorce bill the nationality doesn't matter or european union employees of a european union better and the united kingdom white with a member benefiting from the think the market and either european facilities now some good news for the u.k. has a share of the e.u.'s property and cash assets that will offset the brics a build by nine billion euros but will they have to pay this bill you know very
think legal sense do you. need to pay a penny. because when the u.k. . or european union laws cease to apply to the united kingdom including going north that govern the financial contributions to the water but the e.u. parliaments chief directed to go she tells me a good future relationship will require a settled bill. i have no experience in the whole scene but i know that in a divorce. you cannot walk out of the house and letting the other family members alone without taking your financial responsibility which takes us right back to the negotiating table. as soon as the fight might be over who's going to pay for the last round. yeah.
cheers still to come two days to go until germany's elections and also along the assume we saw a scandal and you know have been on the road finding out what's most important to voters will have them in the studio with us tell us more and we'll take you behind the scenes as south africa unveils the world's largest museum for modern african art. that and plenty more still to come. his english week in the midst of. a disastrous debut against a brain that. even under ma jean schmidt most would only manage to grow.
an easy victory for my own child whom was a push over three goals for munich. sixty minutes d.w. . hijacking the news. where i come from the news is being hijacked journalism itself has become a scripted reality show it's not just good versus evil us versus them black and white. in countries like russia china turkey people are. well that's that's a and if you're a journalist there and you try to get beyond that you are facing scare tactics intimidation. and i wonder is that where we're headed as well. my responsibility as a journalist is to get beyond the smoking mirrors it's not just about being fair and balanced or being neutral it's about being true. when he was born golf and i work in the the.
film the tumbling dice and when i ask him to jurors or dealing with anyone at that and they killed many civilians with him in the irish coming including my father why the suspension i was a student because i wanted to build a life for myself at least a totally but suddenly life became elish kind zob. providing insights global news that matters d. w. made for minds. welcome back you're watching the news i'm terry martin our top story north korean leader kim jong un has called donald trump deranged and vowed to make him pay dearly and after the u.s. president made a speech at the u.n. threatening to destroy north korea. also germany has had its turn at the u.n.
general assembly foreign ministers in my gob have warned against national ego isn't and rebuked donald trump for his handling of north korea and the iran's nuclear deal. with just two days to go until germany decides on its general elections let's take a look at some of the key issues shaping the country this summer reporter sumi some a scandal and you know how it went on their own campaign road trip driving across the country just talked about is about what's most important to them we'll have them here in the studio with us to find out what they found in just a minute but first let's take a look at where they've been. we're traveling across germany we want to know what's on voters' minds in the run up to the election. we begin in dresden the city and surrounding region have become a stronghold for the far right since two thousand and fourteen it's been the
backdrop for demonstrations held every monday by a group called paquita patriotic europeans against the islam is ation of the west our country is being destroyed believe me i think we are going to pay the price. we arrive in big shot in a tiny town in the german side of the austrian border in the fall of two thousand and fifteen thousands of refugees arrived every day. today only a few refugees live in they like the family from syria. the only problem is the language who takes time. you need to have contact with germans and not all germans want you to talk to them or approach them. so are german companies ready for the future. we take a closer look at a cutting edge robotics company near stuttgart. this enough because. we've noticed germany's aversion to innovation and new infrastructure the lack of decent
broadband an internet has slowed us down considerably. studies have shown that the gap between the rich and poor is growing and not just in britain. so just how fair and equal is germany. we come across a demonstration assoon as we arrive every monday evening since two thousand and four people have gathered on the square to protest the disappearing social welfare state. electrician manford cites feels he has been left in the lurch. moment but i have a slight disability and can no longer work in my profession i've been fighting with the authorities so i can be retrained but there are no jobs for people like me. sick germany is strong and powerful but the cracks are showing and politicians need to come up with answers. and here they are the two women who made this journey into the heart and soul of germany to assume he saw
a scandal so good morning good morning harry you guys covered a lot of ground and your road trip here in germany you looked at lots of relevant issues in sunday's election migration being a key topic of course this year and on your first stop you visit a refugee family will want to take a quick look at what you discovered there. are one of four syrian families living the small town of big new the austrian border mahmoud confront and their two daughters are considered a model of good integration they were welcomed with open arms and they still feel at home in fiction but the atmosphere is change they say and politics is to blame. them i want to ask politicians in germany are we refugees or should we integrate if we should integrate that means in time we would be like germans and that means we would not be refugees any more will they be able to call germany home in the long term they say the uncertainty is discouraging. so migration and the plight
of refugees sumi how much of a role did this and playing in the campaigns of the first part is in the last month or so we did see that it played a fairly large role in discussions overseeing the political discussions for the main parties also in the t.v. debate that we saw between the two main candidates migration and germany's refugee policy did play a prominent role and if you look at the polls also migration immigration seems to be one of the biggest issues driving voters but funny enough we actually had the chance to go on the road before germany was really in the election mode and at that point when we got to talk to voters about their day to day concerns migration wasn't one of them and that seems to be something that's really been driven by politics ok you paid a visit to the smallest of germany's sixteen states the city state of braman braman is struggling economically you looked at the issue of poverty there we have
a clip from your visit there let's take a look cut you have to quit working due to health problems the taxes and deductions added up when she had a job now she actually earns more from welfare benefits she wants to work it's just not worth it. on. the show i learned that working isn't worth it so i can understand and even tell people to do the calculations and stay at home. do something with the kids if the minimum wage isn't a raise why should people work why should the little man break his back for what. the incentive to work the gap between rich and poor in germany nina how much of an issue was this in the election if at all well i'm glad mack holes main contestant nineteen shows from the social democrats tried to make this the big topic of course he he said it's all about social justice we need to have
a. fair and equal society and that also means. conditions etc but somehow he hasn't really managed to get this point across why enough although sydney and i both found that this could and should be one of the driving issues of the next coming months you know somehow the social democrats just weren't able to really score on this somehow maybe germany's just doing too well with low unemployment well you also went to germany's wealthy south but very one of pretty a booming economy you looked at the pace of technological development in germany down there let's take a look what you found there we've noticed germany's aversion to innovation and new infrastructure the lack of decent broadband internet has slowed us down considerably and. been volatile and if we're slow to address these huge developments and innovations we will cease to be leaders in technology or an
economic powerhouse they will be so there we see how folks here in one of the most industrialized economies in the world are still talking about the digital infrastructure or the lack thereof is it is i just want to get that end up being a big important issue for the free democrats this traditionally free business friendly party they must have made it a lot of that well yeah. their post is that everywhere they say it's all about digitalisation and we need to invest and i do believe terry that they do have a point and it's something that we found over all that. there was not enough talk about topics of the future so that what will defined me in the future and you know if they don't make investments in these feels very soon and need like this man in the report said is going to lag behind all the important ok germany traditionally centrist system and the political system is being challenge this year very much on
the far right by the rise of the a fifty the alternative for deutsche bahn alternative for germany party especially in eastern germany let's take a sample of what you encountered in dresden. patriotic europeans against the islam is ation of the west they're against the government's policies against immigrants and against journalists like us they claim the mainstream media law rice we finally found people who would talk to us so why are they against immigration and refugee. i was told this as tourists they're very welcome you know even the united nations has determined that a very small fraction of asylum seekers are real refugees just three or four percent the rest are all economic migrants that are being called over here our country is being destroyed believe me and we are going to pay the price. clubs at this. well the fear being expressed there that germany is being destroyed by an
influx of migrants is that the driving force but behind the party sumi that looks like it's going to be entering parliament it is one of the driving forces look terry we know that over the past two years more than a million new people have come to germany some of them seeking shelter and for a lot of germans that brings a lot along with a lot of cultural and social social implications and create some fears they don't know necessarily how to deal with those fears but there are also other factors that lead people to vote for the a.f.p. the frustration that the main parties aren't listening to their concerns about for example social justice about the fact that they don't know if their jobs are stable for the future or about investment in infrastructure in schools and education that was another large issue for voters that we didn't really see come up among the main parties in the main parties campaigns it's also fear about globalisation terry that's something we saw drive voters to donald trump in the us and also to brag
that perhaps in the u.k. and that is something that we see playing a role we saw at least playing a role here as well and what i found when we were on the road was that lots of people i found the amount of people staggering who've told us that they don't feel represented by the traditional parties anymore and they don't really know what's it's in and i think it depends where you go east to west of germany of course but in in the east of me lots of people are just flocking to the to the a.f.d. because they feel represented by all the main of the party kind of a strong anti establishment which we've seen in a lot of other countries as well what about the role of the area in parliament it's assumed that they will enter their polling around eleven percent understand now this is a cause of some concern for many that a far right per party would enter the bundestag the first one to do so since the second world war yeah well terry i think the tone is going to get a lot rougher the debate is going to become you're seeing a lot now already actually the debate's going to be much more polarized. in harlem and that's for sure and you know there are two factions or two kind of competing
factions in the f.t. that we know one is more moderate and one is more nationalist and far right and the candidates that are on the list to represent the f.t. in parliament though they are in the majority of the far right national endowment so that's what we're going to see represent the interest in parliament but there's still a power struggle going on within the party so we'll see very interesting to see what's going to come of thanks to you both very interesting work you are doing out there in the field too. and to sumitomo scott thanks for being with us. just remember it's only three days to go until germany's two days now actually and we want you to join the discussion on the election so to follow w.'s coverage online it don't call him get your updates on the news facebook page or follow us on twitter and if germany decides. social media team is waiting to hear from. now in poland a group of young activists has found
a creative way to keep up their fight for democracy the right wing government has been ignoring a supreme court ruling that found its controversial judiciary reforms unconstitutional now the protesters have set up camp right in front of major government buildings to remind people each and every day that the ruling is ignored. oh yes haven't you in the morning on the rise is the chancellor sees of prime minister. on the left is a caravan. its occupant. is just getting up as usual she still wants the day feeding the. mud to michelle's school lives in this small caravan as a form of protest she's here to keep watch of the democracy. instead he has mentioned it's physically demanding but someone has to do it it's my duty i have to
do it if i don't he will. i also expect others to take action it is with a political conscience. it's stephanie is it skis turn to take over the caravan is always occupied the campaign is a protest in the right wing government's refusal to recognize the legitimacy of constitutional court rulings when the court rejected a judicial reform pushed through by the ruling the law and justice party for example prime minister should was simply fail to publish the ruling. just said i'm not going to accept the destruction of democracy in this country. what's going on is unbelievable two years ago i wouldn't have thought it was possible. but not everyone supports the protesters caravan campaign.
where harassed sometimes. cyclists spit at us when they ride by it happens. but there are a minority some people honk their horns most people just don't react at all. they're horrified by what's happening in poland public media has become store she pro-government did you dish really has been weakened with checks and balances in jeopardy. if things continue like this polish democracy won't survive. but constantly protesting takes its toll. could go home but it doesn't until recently she was a housewife looking after her daughter. now she's a political activist with a mission her life's changed completely. i'm no longer is timid as i once was i used to be reserved now i'm surprised by how is certain of i've become. just. every day at noon the protesters perform the same
ritual. quotes the law the message constitutional court rulings must be published. part of the ritual is to keep track of the number of days that this law has been ignored by prime minister b. artist. or and. then they hand out copies of the constitution but it soon becomes clear that the issues surrounding the constitution and the constitutional court is complicated too complicated for some. not all poles see the problem of their judiciary losing its independence so sometimes protesting can be a lonely business. many are what you could call politically opportunistic they all have their own lives their own families that's what they value most.
that's understandable but short sighted we want. people to look to the future. the practice does put some efforts into making their caravan cozier now it's like a home away from home. just because we've gotten used to it we already spend two spring summer and winter here now we're into the sake india we've weathered all seasons so we know we can do is. sit on. at the outset they voted to keep protesting until the constitutional court rulings are published back then they hadn't expected that campaign caravan would become a permanent fixture. so let's bring in america cowpat here he's the editor in chief of the online magazine poll in one show thanks for being with us this morning america thanks for having let's talk first about what the protesters in our report there are demanding namely that the supreme court ruling on judicial reform be
published publicly is there any chance of that happening i don't think so because the governing party doesn't like what it is in this ruling and they they won't do it did they just won't do it it's kind of a loophole they found and in the whole process just not publishing it of course it's unconstitutional but who's who was there to act that if not the if not the. court and they just don't publish it and it's not it's not. it's just not working so you say it's unconstitutional so then not publishing it is a is a is breaking the law in itself it is but there is no body of law and no court of law to say that again because they already said it they said this is the law publish it and they just won't do it so who is there to an act that the the european union has voiced deep concern about the polish government undermining the
rule of law is that concern justified then in your opinion yeah absolutely. i mean the government in warsaw is heading towards. democracy with. all moles like hungary almost like moscow style democracy which is not a real democracy as we all know it's an autocracy they're not there yet but they're trying to take hold of the media of the police of the of the brand and of many other many many state owned firms they roll back privatization to have more and more state on firms who do more and more propaganda than so it's a kind of a vicious circle going on so given that what you describe is an autocratic regime overstepping its its authority perhaps other frequent protests in the country yet opinion surveys suggest that there is still a lot of public support for the law and justice party that's running the country right now how do you explain this. it's the old thing that you know the bread and
butter issues more important to everyday people than like minded highbrow things like justice like rule of law like you know. like a free media it's more important to most people to have more money which they have right now to have a lower and retirement age which they have back right now because it has been raised to sixty seven now it's gone back and things like that every day things and it's like for what forty percent of the people value most and that's what they get in the opinion polls who has the levers to put pressure on the government to reverse its course do you think the people in the streets or more of the european union or where where is that pressure i think it's very important for the people in the streets to keep the pressure on the government when they did is special and now
we see a couple of people there we saw tenths of thousands maybe even hundreds of thousands even in the winter a year ago if people keep it up it's going to have an effect and also you're the european union union but the e.u. has to figure out how to do it because until now they never have done it actually to put real sanctions on a on a member country they haven't done it yet so a lot of n.t.e.u. sentiment in poland. funnily enough it's actually no i mean people are quite fond of the e.u. and even the governing party with talking about he hasn't been educating against european union too much i mean that kind of loss of sovereignty and against the euro and stuff like that but they haven't gone the extra mile to kind of bat to kind of. propagandize against the you just a quick yes or no question by the end of twenty nine thousand are supposed to be a general election do you think there could be a change of government. let's hope so but it's fifty fifty right now ok thank you
so much marco cow patties the editor in chief of the online magazine poll influential thanks for coming in thank you. it's being called the tate modern of africa today a new day as a ling museum of contemporary art is opening its doors in south africa's cape town the new sites it boasts the world's largest collection of modern african art take a look at what the museum has in store for its misters. it's hard not to see all the construction work going on at the cape town waterfront where one stored grain silos now stands a museum and not just any museum the museum of contemporary art africa or moca features one hundred exit bishan rooms making it africa's biggest museum but perhaps even more importantly it's the first such museum on the continent museum manager mark could see it says the grand scale of the museum is necessary to
show off the variety of are available. very important that we have a museum like this of scale so that we have enough voices that could be heard that we could have multiple exhibitions running at the same time from many different countries across africa with the dyes for them so that we can demonstrate the richness. and sights the former c.e.o. of sporting goods manufacturer pool has lent to the museum his extensive art collection sites said it's important to him to provide african artists with a platform for their work. it's something that is giving them the opportunity to write their own future as well as express themselves about what they want to talk about when it comes to the history of africa and i think that's the uniqueness it's not an outside in view it's an inside i would tell you that the artists are yet to be given the opportunity for. the project came together in twenty thirteen when
sites partnered with cape town waterfront authorities they provided the financing for mochas construction amounting to almost thirty two million euros curator markets rejects criticism that it's white men who are in charge of a museum about african art i have over sixty five staff members running the museum will have a two hundred fifty eventually these twenty one curators already on star so this is many many people who are running this museum who are making that is assumes about content narrative about the storytelling and i think that that's something that's very important to remember a south african artist. is familiar with the controversy around white influence but he thinks the positive aspects of the museum outweigh the negative ones i don't want to be just by my color but by my work so is the brand we've been able to assess that the place itself is good because it's going to bring about
a new light on south africa in terms of art and design it is taking a lot of different artists on into a central place that is easy and accessible for people to come from around the world and see it order to make this excessive all for people from all walks of life and not just for people with money like tourists the mocha also offers days when visitors can get in for free to question the museum of modern art africa now faces is whether it will live up to the expectations of showing off the vast diversity of modern african art to the world. you're watching news coming to you from berlin we have more news at the top the hour and of course you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site that's t w dot com we leave you with extraordinary views of the biggest solar flares seen since two thousand and five captured earlier this month and now released by nasa.
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