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for. this is d. w. news live from berlin gone on declares a week of mourning after the country's most famous son kofi anon dies at the age of eighty the former united nations chief and nobel peace prize laureate served two terms as the world's top diplomat later he became the one special envoy for syria will have a look at his legacy also coming up. commemorating the dead italy holds
a state funeral for the victims of tuesday's bridge collapse in the northern city of genoa relatives and friends joined the country's leaders to stay confined to their loved ones but some families refused to take part in the ceremony. and should restaurants be allowed to bad children one owner here in germany has come under fire for doing just that he says it's because parents turn a blind eye to their kids' bad behavior. welcome to the program i marionette and seen so. the former united nations chief and nobel peace prize laureate kofi anon has died anon was the first black african to take up the role of the world's top diplomat serving two terms from the one nine hundred ninety seven to two thousand and six he later served as the u.n.
special envoy for syria leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict anon died after a short illness at the age of eighty. we're joined now on the line by correspondent isaac allegedly who's an awkward the capital of gano which is the country where kofi annan was born so i think thanks for joining us tell us how are people in ghana reacting to the news of his death well it has been all sides may have learned why really shocked by the news because there was a lot there are going in public about the thickness the mix there could be on and so when you wrote so many people with surprise but you also frightened by the news that c.n.n. has said president has already declared a long wave of mourning monday obviously on monday go in like. mark does show some respect to the peace and i know what you have done for gaza got i
know it was but i want to know is equator a stand that you yourself met kofi anon on several occasions what was your personal impression of him. well with their propeller is it comes in the video very humble you actually way old media is like as if you my friends the sixty's he was missing played their tongues well they must of done a and b. in my engagement with him in interviews with him becomes our cause an individual ways to open minded being to create opportunities for young people and goods into the kind of person that was humble and what does and what does frankly. i'm willing to house the feds want for guns. and i think what i'd also like to ask you with all the various things that kofi annan did do during his lifetime what do you think he's most likely to be remembered for well for many people in his role as
protective general of the united nations actually shows this country to the limelight and then done feel much of a gun and aim to be allowed to come it come produce on him much not phone bill groom embedding gonna come one to watch the markets ended country a country like the club runs and i do miss very much you miss his role in resolving many conflicts in part of africa and across the wall and that is how you remember it is gonna be alright i think alleging that reporting from accra in ghana many thanks indeed. turning now to italy where thousands of mourners have attended a state funeral in the city of genoa to commemorate those killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in the city on tuesday the country's leaders joined victims' relatives to pay tribute to the dead prayers were all first of the thirty
eight confirmed victims and a further three people discovered under debris early saturday will some families choose not to attend the ceremony preparing to bury their dead privately. let's bring in our correspondent philip willen who's standing by in rome so philip thousands of people attended the state funeral service today in genoa tell us a bit more about the ceremony. very moving ceremony a lot of people ordinary citizens of genoa were attending but also the head of state and the head of government with ministers and representatives of parliament although there's a lot of anger its collapse of the bridge crossing forty one lives at least the atmosphere at the funeral was really positive there much applause of the
firefighters and rescue efforts who attended and also groups or representatives of the new government to be very strong in saying that they want to establish responsibility for what happened and to be now for such a short time but no one could really hold them responsible so there was a feeling of the whole of genoa coming together here to honor the victims and reflect on what the archbishop of the city described as a tear in the heart of the city caused by the disastrous collapse of this bridge all right so of course a very emotional day enormous amount of green you mentioned yourself also some anger and we did mention as well that some of the victims' relatives decided not to attend today's funeral service why not.
yes about so hard for the victims who were not present. at ceremonies today in some cases the families say they simply want to know know they're there loved ones close to home so friends and relatives could attend easily others also say that they want a private grief grieving process don't want to have participated in a major public event but there's also a great deal of anger. official responsibility in what happened here and some people have spoken of this as a state homicide and so they didn't want to participate in a state funeral all right philip when reporting from rome thank you now german chancellor angela merkel will host a bilateral summit with russian president vladimir putin later today the talks
north of berlin are expected to focus on energy issues as well as the conflict in syria and ukraine german and russian times have been tense for hears but are showing signs of a pragmatic thought this will be the two leaders second meeting in the past three months. and standing by at the venue north of berlin where the german and russian leaders will meet if the time a sparrow so thomas american poutine seem to me seems how they're more frequently lately does that mean there is now more common ground between them. well if the question is whether they've become allies i would tend to say no there are still many issues between both leaders where they don't see eye to eye and we're talking here of two of them about two of them ukraine and syria there are clear differences between germany and russia when it comes to these issues and those are only two of
the issues where they don't see eye to eye now if the question is will they have a lot to talk about and will they want to try and find common ground then i would say that these meetings that they have been having and that this latest meeting that they will have today and here in ms about could tend to be useful obviously that is at least the goal of the german government has that's a goal that they want to achieve here to climb see where they can find common ground with. when it comes to for example finding a political solution in in syria or trying to implement the minsk agreements in ukraine well this one area of common ground seem to be this nord stream to pipeline project which will supply russian gas directly to germany and the u.s. president donald trump has complained if this is one of the ways that germany is as he put it totally controlled by russia does that all trump have a point. when you talk about totally controlled by russia you clearly
have to say that is not the case that is something that has been also stressed by politicians by analysts who with facts in hand have obviously proven that that is not the case but when you talk about russia possibly having more influence on germany or even european energy supplies that is a concern that not only donald trump has that's also a concern that other european countries have revealed from doc perspective that is a clear worry that you have to discuss when we're talking about this north stream pipeline that is the third key topic that the two leaders will be discussing solvency we're talking on the one hundred syria then ukraine and then the north seem to pipeline project. thomas fair reporting there thank you well now to a story that is causing plenty of discussion here in germany a restaurant owner on the german baltic sea island of kugan has banned children under the age of fourteen after five pm the markle who runs almost to share or
grandmother's kitchen in english says his decision to forbid youngsters from his restaurant targets parents who as he puts it cannot control their children marshall says many of his customers have welcomed the ban but it has divided opinion in germany. reporter pablo foley ileus has been following the story he joins me now to talk about this all right pablo fill us in how exactly and why did this ban come about well ruth marcus owns this restaurant of course and the holiday it's essentially a holiday island in the north of germany and many people go there on the weekend to spend time at the beach and what happened was his busy restaurant and about having some damage caused by a group of youths as he put it and he said it was a long time coming so rudolph markel said you know what that's it no more kids after five pm and it has divided opinion to say the least some of his customers are
very happy others are not so keen on the idea. i do know like i have heard that in the united states for example there are some hotels who have a policy no children under sixteen i'm not so sure about restaurants but what about here in germany is this actually legal i can this restaurant owner do this well it seems to be a little bit gray at the moment because germany's antidiscrimination office says that this issue has raised legal concerns and it could actually lead to a situation where rudolph mark of course the owner of this restaurant could actually be sued by his clients they said they've already sort of warned them that he could have been the head of the hotel and restaurant association in the german state of mecklenburg for palmer which is where he is said that it's actually open to the owner of the premises to decide so until a final ruling is actually made them it's no longer so gray we won't know exactly whether this is permitted or not once again you know he's going to stick to his guns for the time being anyway all right so he may be sticking to his guns but he
also have to deal with some lawsuits all right well he says this is because the children are so badly behaved and maybe we do hear about this frequently raising kids is not easy but is there actually research to tell us that children nowadays are worse behaved then another generation that the research isn't explicit in saying that children are. not as well behaved as they used to be booked a sort of lead us to believe that they are because one of the main issues is of course let's not forget that not so long ago kids didn't really have access to wife pods to mobile phones to computer games and what happens is researchers find in the united states study this over stimulation is creating a problem for children because what's happening is that they're essentially not able to concentrate as much anymore so what happens is as well but you know they're in school it's causing problems for them as well and other researchers find that there is a bit of a difference between the way children are actually disciplined millennial people
born at say from the early one nine hundred eighty s. onwards compared to boomers who would be say my parents after the second world war up until the early one nine hundred sixty s. there's a big difference millennial tend to actually be a little bit more overprotective whereas boomers tend to give their kids a little bit more space and also millennial tend to give their children a lot of praise more so. boomers so that's could also play into how it children children act and that would a so kind of research to show about but nothing is one hundred percent specific all right pablo i think it's always difficult to raise children in any generation public full helias many thanks for them all right before we go some sports news and there was a fan frenzy as you same bolt the jamaican track and field star arrived at fifty airport ahead of his trial at soccer a league side the central coast mariners fans cheered pose for selfies and even
kissed the olympic champion who said he loved australia and was happy to call the country home for now bolt who won eight olympic gold before retiring last year wants to start a second career as a soccer pro. you're up to date now on news will be back at the top of the hour omarion evans seen it from all of us here in berlin and thanks for watching. and stream should. mr. cole said it. look really about the man behind the dark shades. of his moments in the life of a great designer. starts september. w. .