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the impacts of climate change must be the vice m a small. world leaders say more action is needed the kit to prevent catastrophic global warming also coming up flash floods roared through the two towns near the greek capital athens taking residents by surprise and leaving a trail of destruction at least fifteen people are dead and in zimbabwe tanks on the streets of harare and president robert mugabe under house arrest yet the army denies it's staging a coup what is it then and is the rule of mugabi over. i bring off it's good to have you with us it is the defining threat of our time that
is how the head of the u.n. and tony has described climate change today he and other leaders are attending u.n. climate talks in the german city of bonn now they are trying to build on the success of the paris talks from two thousand and fifteen. and that means agreeing on the rules which will take the twenty fifteen paris climate accord from paper into practice. world leaders joined discussions at the united nations climate conference in bonn germany today the session opened with a message from a very special representative of fiji the country presiding over the conference. to desmond did do he says that and i quote thank you five years ago people to be excused for not knowing much about climate change today we have no excuses and quote the game days are over meaning. chairman chancellor angela merkel
added further urgency to those words calling for europe to step up to its climate responsibilities there she emphasized that even in rich countries this could be a struggle. but at the next step is to find concrete ways to fulfill our obligations. to speak plainly this is also difficult for germany. in his speech french president emanuel not hall said that europe should make up for the shortfall in funds that will result from the u.s. deciding to leave the paris climate agreement so it's going to mix i would like to see the largest possible number of european countries at our side all together to make up for the loss of us funding the money to go but i can guarantee you that as of twenty eight thousand the u.n. panel on climate change won't last a single cent to work advance and support our decision in. mexico's proposal garnered hucky applause now world leaders must translate their message of action
into action or deeds back home. that's right actual deeds let's go now to my colleague christopher spring gage he is covering the climate talks force in bonn good evening to you christopher i mean we we have a lot of speeches today right we heard from the the german brezhnev the german chancellor we heard from the french president there are a lot of words what about actions. well. in concrete results from the speeches today i mean this is the first climate conference since president trump announced that the u.s. would be withdrawing from the paris agreement he did that last july so a lot of people at this conference have been very looking very carefully to see whether the commitment of the rest of the world to the paris agreement remains strong and that really is the most concrete result of all these speeches it does remain very strong you talked a lot about the united nations secretary general good ted ish we also had the
speeches from the german chancellor angela merkel the french president emmanuel. both of them defining climate change and humanity central challenge both of them standing by the paris agreement very strongly and also calling for additional measures so that is something that people at this conference have been looking for today they got it and we know that they were really pushing trying to inject a sense of urgency in to future talks do you think that there has been this problem of expectations after the paris agreement being too high. absolutely i mean the paris climate summit in twenty fifteen that was a major breakthrough a historic breakthrough so we cannot expect the same kind of result from this climate conference in bonn it's a much more technical meeting essentially interpret the paris agreement pouring the
spirit of the paris agreement into concrete rules and regulations the nitty gritty of implementation that's what this climate conference is about them at the same time there has been some interesting progress today in the area of agriculture and land use which is a sector that produces twenty five percent of global greenhouse gas emissions that area has been deadlocked. between negotiators for the last six years but today they managed to find agreement so the world will now be able to progress on addressing a greenhouse gas emissions that come from agriculture you know things like cattle paddy fields all of those. aspects of agriculture caused a lot of emissions the world is going to now be able to make progress because in principle an agreement has been found today on that issue all right it's a corresponding christophers brigade at those climate talks in bonn germany
christopher thank you very much. at least fifteen people have been killed by flash floods in two coastal towns in greece people were reportedly woken by torrents of water reading through their homes after a night of heavy rain the prime minister has declared a period of national mourning. this is a sign very few people are used to seeing but especially great. to wrench a rain is rare in greece and so is flooding on the scale. of. the waters trapped many residents and their homes of forced them to take refuge on their rooftops. risky services say it remains unclear how many people missing particularly in coastal regions west of athens where a number of people were swept out to sea. some residents have begun to assess the scale of the damage many are overwhelmed.
see forgotten everything was knocked down broken nothing was left standing even the doors. the bathrooms the bedrooms everything was swept away everything i've lived here all my life and nothing like this is ever happened before. authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region hardest hit by the flooding at the foothills of the mountain in western attica. many housing settlements in the area a built without taking into account planning regulations in athens the prosecutor has ordered an urgent investigation into the deaths and destruction caused by the flooding but you also say they're investigating possible erving planning offenses. are you want to bring in now marcos bernard he is a journalist who is in athens at the moment. how are things looking right now. well now as we speak it's raining again in. one part of the west west of
latins in. this small stretch that is hot into the ritual. now perilous make-a but you can and you can drive around by cars but the roads are still flooded and fire brigade. on the spot and being out of water from the base mounds and clearing mud we are hearing that at least fifteen people have died due with ortiz do they know how many people are missing and right the death toll now stands at fifteen now. security staff are still searching for missing persons and i talk about three three persons who are missing and that's the thing i know right and this evening. we just heard that the words are investigating possible urban planning offenses can you tell us more about that now i mean
what is clear of this kind of subtle man. in this industrial region west west of athens thirty kilometers south of the capital towards core and its core infrastructure as construction without proper overseen by authorities. without prominence most suddenly. and if there's rainfall and then the sewer system usually doesn't work so that is something that the prosecutor is now looking into so writes a journalist marco's bear not stoning is tonight from athens thank you very much. here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world a suicide bomb attack has killed at least ten people and injured thirty others in the nigerian city of my degree officials say four female bombers were involved
a month ago to use the capital of borno state in the epicenter of the insurgency by the islamist militants boko her wrong it looks as if the former prime minister of lebanon side is heading to france he's been in saudi arabia since resigning eleven days ago but now french president manuel mccrone has invited him and his family to spend a few days in france micron's said that it was not an offer of exile there have been suggestions that hariri is being detained in saudi arabia. rioters a clash with police in brussels after a rapper tried to shoot a video now reports say hundreds of youths damaged a vehicle and shut down a major metro station after police stopped the video going ahead just four days ago there were clashes after morocco's national football team qualified for the world cup amazing pictures there zimbabwe's military has told regional leaders that they are not watching a coup take place despite putting leader robert mugabe under house arrest and
deploying tanks on the streets of the capital harare the situation in the country is reported to be calm but there is growing uncertainty tonight about what will happen next good morning soldiers took over a national t.v. station to say it wasn't a coup to put our people and you will beyond us we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of. what is met with defense forces is doing is to pacify a de genetic political social and economic situation in our country. which not just made. it. but with tanks and military vehicles blocking off parliament and government buildings in the capital harare it sure looks like a coup and
a coup is something the rest of the african union has said it will not accept. if indeed you know you know we in the african union are against any violent government overthrow. issued a statement saying the army should retreat and return to constitutional order. would support the legitimate zimbabwean government and in no case of good will we accept a forceful seizure of power for the fate of president robert mugabe and his wife grace is unclear but they appear to be in the custody of the military who say the couple are safe the military intervention comes after months of power wrangling over who will succeed the ninety three year old mugabe he has ruled the country since one nine hundred eighty but his frail and ailing. last week mugabe fired vice president emerson manana he was widely viewed as the heir apparent and backed by
some of the country's most powerful generals the sacking seemed to clear the path for grace mugabe but now the military has stopped her ascent at least temporarily and an influential group of war veterans one staunch supporters of mugabe themselves is calling for him to step aside completely. the robot government for the better course from his role as the president and first take over zanu p.f. . prostration has been growing in zimbabwe it used to be wealthy but thirty seven years of mugabe's rule have left the economy in tatters and the question of who will take over and try to repair it has now been thrown wide open. or joining me now is tony hawkins from the university of harare good evening to you tony so do we know who is in charge of zimbabwe tonight. as far as we can see it's
a. we're not sure of the where of form of us present. is to to to sort of lead to some kind of interim or transitional administration when he returns to the country from south africa where he is currency we heard that the head of zimbabwe's war veterans has called for an end to mugabe's political rule what does that mean to one party domination in the country . it means very little because what in effect is taking place a viral military coup is a transition within the ruling party from b.'s leadership to the leadership of another person presumably mr mullen ghagra. the rest of the country remains
the political opposition remains sidelined or marginal and. especially given the ability of of government to control the rural vote in particular. using various methods including coercion what demerit think is going to happen to robert mugabe and his wife a mean people are wondering will there be a reaction from mr mugabe or i mean will he even survive this what he's done so well he's ninety three years old. the rumor. speculation that we're hearing here is that he's likely to be invited to resign and given free passage out of the country with his wife and
family. either to south africa or more likely to a country in the far east hong kong or singapore and what about zimbabwe moving forward do you think the country could face another civil war or do you think that a transition to power although this is not constitutional do you think that a peaceful transition could now call. well the could sell has been very peaceful as far as we know. and there's no reason to expect in the kind of civil war all. the there is no. president mugabe was not exactly a popular figure in the in the towns and therefore his removal is unlikely to. bring out street protests or anything like that however.
if we move to a situation where mr morning guy takes from president mugabe who will then just have a continuation of zone that he has ruined the continuation of the regime that has existed for the last thirty seven years all right tony hawkins giving us his assessment tonight from the university of harare there on that situation in zimbabwe tony we appreciate it thank you very much. thank you our time for business news now javier is here and now i hear that airbus is popping a bottle of champagne well they're partly french friend so yes we we they are because airbus has just struck its biggest deal ever in the wake of reports of weak sales of its a three eighty super jumbo it's now received a juicy order from u.s. private equity company indigo partners the order is a big one but for smaller planes though four hundred thirty single aisle planes of
the a three twenty neil family for a whopping fifty billion u.s. dollars that would provide indigo with state of the art aircraft for several low cost carriers it owns in north and south america and here in europe as well. but nothing to celebrate here the international labor organization says efforts to reduce child labor have slowed this just as amnesty international is exposing many of the world's biggest companies that accept materials produced with child labor just take the democratic republic of the congo which produces more than half of the world's cobalt some of which is mined by children it's used in smart phones tablets and electric cars and your city has singled out microsoft the leading chinese smartphone maker huawei and french car maker clear nor as doing little to ensure their gadgets aren't the product of child labor earlier i talked to live from amnesty international here in berlin and asked her if she believes these companies
are really aware of where their cobalt is coming from. we can off course never be sure what these companies are aware of but we can be sure what they should be aware of and the human rights risks and of usis and co but mining the democratic republic of the congo has been well known for many years and with amnesty populist a previous report addressing the very same companies two years ago so now it two years later still none of the twenty nine companies is carrying out human rights due diligence in line with international human rights standards and many of them are even failing to ask very basic questions about where their kobach comes from and the batteries so if amnesty international research as can investigate these supply chains we are sure that these powerful companies can do it too and however what you're exposing right now are these big companies but is that the right level to address this because i imagine that a c.e.o.
of one of these companies would probably tell you well you know look at the mining companies or at the governments that are more directly involved with the production of cold. these companies so we are talking about they belong to the biggest and wealthiest companies in the world and their consumer facing kompany is at the very end of the supply chains and that means that they are in a very unique position to tackle the whole supply chain and because of their big purchasing power this gives them a leverage over all their suppliers which could enable change in the whole supply chains so yes we think that the right wants to address these issues and to identify human rights risks and their supply chains and their ticket but we do also address governments including the government of the republic of the copper democratic republic of the congo and governments and their home states like us and germany and germany for example we have again and again called to make human rights due diligence mandatory because some of these companies they've told us that they are
not carrying out to a human rights to deal with germs on colbert because they are not legally required to and that makes for a very strong case for the lation so that not requirement of human rights respect is as well in germany and in the united states for example there's not require anywhere you are here in germany there is no mandatory human rights due diligence law that is correct now you speak this is very interesting about the dark side of winter knowledge because some of the batteries for electric cars are made with this cobalt are you suggesting that consumers should probably not buy a litter cars right now until this problem is solved you know well as a human rights organization it is not our role to tell consumers why they should buy or what they should not buy bad i personally strongly believe that consumers do want to make ethical decisions and do not want to profit from child labor and other human rights abuses so the companies should be more transparent about the steps
they are taking to check of these human rights abuses so that consumers can make informed buying decisions so. would you say based on that that a consumer is ready to pay more for say a cell phone or tablet or an electric car if the cobalt with which the battery is produced is created and produced under more socially acceptable conditions i very much hope that they would be willing to pay more but to be able to make this decision is companies need to take additional steps to be more transparent than a couple of supply chains and we definitely do need to tackle climate change and electric cars for example i want step toward the same that they're clean energy revolution needs to be awesome clean from human rights abuses that's certainly true thank you very much from amnesty international for the insights. other news now the european union parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation to protect e.u.
industries against excessively cheap imports from non e.u. countries it also allows investigators to consider environmental and labor standards and countries of origin when setting import tariffs the law is chiefly intended to offset the consequences of granting china market economy status at the w t o which will make it more difficult to prove illegal trade practices by beijing china has been heavily criticized for undermining the global steel and solar panel markets by dumping excess production abroad. and that's all from this is that but it's now time for sports x. ray yes someone's losing his job we hear the head the italian football federation is fired coach of insurer after his team crashed out of world cup in qualifying the veteran coaches fate was sealed hafter a crisis meeting in rome on wednesday the sixty nine year old had apologised to
fans after italy missed the world cup for the first time in sixty years but he refused to resign a new coach is expected to be named when the f.a. meet on november twenty eighth that that is over soccer fans next summer's world cup two thousand and eighteen is just around the corner and the final competition spot is about to be decided in lima the home side peru face new zealand after the two teams drew neil nil in wellington last week pru are desperate to qualify for their first world cup since wanted to get into it they've even turned to some ancient rituals to give them an edge take a look. chanting and a traditional puts to peruvian to doing everything they can to inspire their team to world cup qualification ahead of peru's crucial match against new zealand local shamans are going all out to give the home nation an extra spiritual boost i was not only going to win don't worry we're giving spiritual strength from these three regions the coast mountains and the jungle these native snakes perf yams and
flowers the full peru. of course on field preparations will count to peru the favorites and have home advantage but i still have to execute the game plan. will try to be calm to show our skills we know it will just be like the game we played in new zealand no doubt they'll push themselves to really go for it we just have to keep the ball moving. for new zealand's a nation more obsessed with rugby than football the pressure is off and they're confident they can overcome their underdog status the same is used in difficult situations in fact i would say we're probably more suited and more resilient away from home than we are just a shaman's have done their work but now it's time for both sides to take control of their own destinies. are staying with football liverpool coach you're going club missed training on wednesday after going to a hospital with and unspecified illness the fifty year old german is being assessed
by doctors after being admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure the club says the former dortmund in minds coach will return home after his appointment in liverpool next face southampton on saturday. here's a reminder of the top stories that we're following for you german chancellor angela merkel has told the u.n. climate conference in bonn that the paris accord is just the beginning and that more measures are needed to halt global warming at least fifteen people have been killed in flash floods in two to coastal. greece people were woken by torrents of water raging through their homes after a night of heavy rain the prime minister has declared a period of national mourning. after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day stay tuned for that.
government failed to prevent the country's worst but arguably its most predictable political crisis in decades one of the few in sixty minutes on the w. story so that people of the world over t.w. on facebook and twitter up to date and in touch. follow us on. their black and living in germany. she is reminded what that means on a daily basis presenter john up like this not being able to blend in and i was gonna. take in college a group and be you know different than the rest. she travelled across germany to meet other black people and to hear their stories. to look at c s. i grew up in a white family in a white neighborhood it was definitely
a challenge. she decided to put me up for adoption. the main thing was to keep your head down and your mouth shut of course of the face like this i could never completely disappear if you see all these stereotypes about africa it's good to see you. do something for your country but you're still the black guy with a. afro germany starting december tenth d.w. . in zimbabwe soldiers not police or on patrol president mugabe reportedly safe under house arrest it looks like a military coup the generals of course say it's not tonight and authoritarian african leaders rule appears to be over mugabi suddenly at the mercy.