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of people of india. in the biggest election the world has ever seen nine hundred million people are eligible to vote will be deciding the future. whether to. ignore. difficult decisions here in germany about. whether to access to. testing for the genetic condition. to terminate. oh i'm terry martin good to have you with us. how wayne will be trick or treat this
year for theresa may on a day much of the world associates with horror show and settled on as the new deadline for. the e.u. and. spares the u.k. from. the end of this week. this reprieve from the e.u. prime minister theresa may says it all it really brags that as soon as possible i british prime minister to resign may returning moment to hear the response of. my request to delay to the brakes and prevent the u.k. ching out of the e.u. on friday the decision came after five hours of deliberations on until the end of october if need be and european council president said he had a british lawmakers. this extension this as flexible as so i
expect. it's a bit shorter than they expect. enough. to find. each. waste this time. iraq conditions if the find a way to exit the e.u. the second of may britain will have to take part in the e.u. parliamentary elections u.k. would be furious about lutie of being involved in the end of the e.u. elections the maid said she was fully aware of this and that she wanted to get it as quick as possible. and chancellor. tarn in some books she said she was pleased with the out and stressed the imp. down to high step. leaders say they will meet in june to review the program for additional micah's to reason why on the hour now has to face the british house of
commons. for now let's cross over to barbara vai's all who is standing by for us in under it we're joined by. it's morning. barbara we heard. the. saddest with. but getting that wasn't easy wasn't. really wasn't easy during the feeling that trance might even sort of and veto the. kept aids there messages like. oh no not over yet and from john to. me so. the very hard. on his own.
that cause. so she needs an extension she wanted a shorter one but she's got what she got. as a than a bad thing for a long time but now it looks here in london that she really wants to get a deal and for that she just needs to adhere to what the european. get master in london and in brussels our very own thank you both. and for some analysis now i'm joined here in the studio by historian helena fun bismarck good morning well first of all you are a historian a german historian focusing on britain you write a lot about britain's relationship with europe how do you read this tortured bragg's it process in the historical context well that lots of reasons that come into this but if i have to isolate one major factor of the long term which is let
not just the backs of it but to the chaos we're facing at the moment it's how uninformed. british politicians about the workings of the european union and i think that the british side has underestimated how important europe is to the other three twenty seven european member states specially germany and also has not really caught up on the weddings of the european institutions and that has been a disadvantage for them looking back a few years because you've been following britain now for a while in its relationship with the european union is this something that you had on your radar is it something we should have been to support it given the background well i think breakfast has as much to do with britain's relationship with europe as with british history in british politics today and for decades the european union has been the favorite whipping boy of the british press on british
politics anything that went wrong you could blame on europe so i did not expect the outcome of the referendum i'm not gonna lie but i did expected to be close and it was close in the end and british era skepticism has a long history but at the end of the day it was a tiny majority and the referendum is always one moment in time and if it had happened six months before six months after the outcome could have been different what is it that you think britain really wants out of breaks i mean the u.k. is. proud nation style jew play a role here well first of all that's actually the key question who's britain in this context to what extent does to reason may represent britain i mean the problem with facing at the moment is that there is a huge discrepancy between mates position of the position of the majority of peas in the house of commons and there is a certain degree all of i think nostalgia for the time when britain was
a great power. but that may have played into the result of the referendum and also in to this feeling that we want to decide our own destiny. but again don't mistake the situation we have now with the situation of. the regime lectured faced in two thousand and sixteen when they voted. that bracks what happened is one thing that that the referendum happened is one thing but the way things have turned out as a whole different matter historian helena from bismarck thank you so much for being with us this morning you're welcome. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today done state media says the country's military forces will soon make an important state of haitian marc says thousands of people. continue sixth day of protests calling for president omar al bashir to step down you know spent is fueling speculation that a coup attempt could be underway against us here who has ruled sudan for thirty
years. strongly and prime minister scott morrison has announced a general election on may eighteenth the constitution says the election must take place about what polls show morrisons conservative coalition trailing the opposition labor party taxes climate change and inequality of said we liue lorries in the. and algerians have kept up their protests against their country's political elite that's despite the new interim leader announcing on an election for the fourth of july country has been rocked by weeks of protests have pushed out ailing president hu to flee. german police have raided more than thirty properties here in berlin and in the east of the country they are linked to two suspected paul right extremists around four hundred officers took part in the operation targeting around twenty suspects they're alleged to have established
a network linking the hooligan martial arts and neo nazi see. its crossover to delhi sagna fall is standing by she's closely tracking this election for us voting in the world's biggest democracy is getting underway there but it's a massive logistical undertaking what's at stake here politically. well terry i think about all this election really boils down to a referendum on one man and that is prime minister great not in the money now in the last five years he's really dominated the political landscape in india like no other he is adored by many her for what you've already see as his hard work has integrity and his honesty but to this critically remains a usually polarizing and desired divisive figure when he threatens the secular secular fabric of india now this election campaign which is that unusually for
style to drive it has really been all about more that you know he's the face office party in this government he's been he's a tireless campaigner he's been going huge crowds there's been lots of more the much of that is floating around t. shirts mosques even a t.v. channel dedicated to straightening his speeches so i think above all this election is a referendum on this kind of catastrophic strongman leader and whether he can really live up to the toilet promises he made off a new india when he was elected five years ago. for many in india the elections are a referendum on this man prime minister no render a modi. modi came to power in two thousand and fourteen after a landslide victory but this time around things might not be as clear cut. although polls suggest the fiercely nationalist modi will hold on to the premiership the main opposition party led by rahul gandhi is in the ascendancy.
after a disastrous general election result five years ago gandhi's congress party was jubilant recently after winning back three key states from moody's b j p in regional elections. and they have promised to prioritise the single biggest issue for voters the lack of jobs their schmidt in this country in every state young people are searching for jobs wherever you go and ask a young person what they're doing they reply i'm not doing anything that they'll get there quickly got there. it's a giant challenge while the indian economy has gathered strength under modi it has struggled to generate enough jobs especially for the country's young people. more than half of indians are aged twenty five or under and some twelve million enter the workforce each year. the recent spike in tensions between india and pakistan in kashmir however has put another issue on the agenda national
security and that may well play into the hands of naren dramatically and his hindu nationalists. the prime minister has started himself as the watchman protecting his country by being strong on defense tough on terror in the army no longer to be blair's in the bridge got done this is our new india this new delhi. that phrase returned the damage done by their real theirs. if the pool of nationalism proves strong enough in this election modi supporters may well be celebrating come the twenty third of may. so you tell us how much of a factor is hindu nationalism the which of course is the party of the prime minister is a hindu nationalist party is sensibly how important is that as a factor in the selection. well it's certainly
a big factor you know more the the spot to have really definitely mixed nationalism and patriotism to make national security really the number one issue in this election campaign you know on the campaign trail modi has really in his speeches against pakistan he's he's made reference to these that to this unprecedented added strike against stalin and sacrifices of indian soldiers he's attacked the opposition for being too soft on terrorism and all this i think is played really well to a receptive domestic audience here in india who feel that the stuff action in pakistan has really made india you know stand tall on the world stage what about the opposition congress party and its leader role gundy what do they want to achieve in the coming weeks. once the congress is definitely hoping to you know mount a formidable challenge to modi and his b.g. people but electorally unless he had a question in the congress the strategy because they have really decided to strike
while there is facing a moral dilemma a test to determine whether an unborn child has down's syndrome there's pressure now for the test to be covered by public health insurance although the test has been around for years the payment issue has triggered a deeper debate about society's acceptance of children with disabilities. sophia is a year and a half old she's lucky to be alive an estimated nine out of ten women in germany decide to have abortions when they find out their unborn child has down's syndrome and it isn't with seven months pregnant when she got the diagnosis. of course i was scared i was worried i was also feeling a bit desperate i didn't know what to do i was still in the last year of my studies . but i had a lot of support and courage and because she was so active in my belly so fear also
showed me that she wanted to live and she should be allowed to live. the weeks that followed were difficult for ana who was also working as a geriatric nurse she read all about down's syndrome which is a genetic disorder in which children are almost always born with physical and intellectual disability the doctor told her child would be born with a heart defect suddenly and a face the dilemma of whether to have an abortion. they immediately told me i could have an abortion but i thought if i have an abortion i'll have to give birth to a stillborn child. i didn't even want to think about that. carolyn hennig a gynecologist counsels women who decide to have an abortion when they get
a diagnosis of down syndrome she knows the pressure for all involved. there is so many factors to consider how old are my how stable is my relationship to my other children still need a lot of attention i like to tell my patients that they just have to decide what's easiest for them. haneke says the blood test that detects down syndrome as early as ten weeks of pregnancy gives families time to make difficult decisions early on that's also important to ensure that mother and child are well looked after if the mother decides to have her baby. for ana to send the issue goes deeper. she says the blood test sends a message that society does not accept children like sophia. i will ask myself why. and if you then don't have to pay for the test these children will
simply not exist. even though they're perfectly happy children who radiate joy and have so much love to give. the blood test for down syndrome are already a standard procedure in denmark and france in those countries few children like sophia are born. in sports news now and in soccer there were more big games on wednesday as the champions league quarter finals continued and they don't come much bigger than manchester united against barcelona the first leg in manchester was settled by a single goal luke shawl scoring past his own goalkeeper to give a one nil victory the only damage united managed to inflict all their opponents was a bloody nose and injured all i for argentina superstar lay in a messy. but messy in bar so will be confident of completing the job next week at home. wednesday's other quarterfinal saw a clash of styles i.x.
is exciting young attack against the dog defense of you ventus the italians took the lead with the last action of the first half a header from chris john over an older who else putting them one nil up at the break but the dutch side. you phase away goal means i have work to do in next week's second. you're watching g.w. news just a reminder the main stories we're following for you this hour the e.u. has agreed to delay breaks it prefer their six months and you council president cultist urged british lawmakers not to waste the extra time political deadlock has so far prevented prime minister teresa mayes breaks a deal for being approved by. the british you can always get to the
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