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this is did every news coming to you live from berlin the u.k. prime minister bars johnson heads to europe to times persuade berlin and paris to change the bags it in revenge and scrap the irish back stop for germany's johnson's mission will not run and here is one reason why the border. what i'm concerned of. the people will trade. them for accept. a result from the reporter pose as an excuse to start an overlord. people in northern ireland fear
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johnson's plans will spark a return to the violence of the past also coming up. finding a way out of italy's political crisis in the country starting to uncertainty one day after the final mr resign we look at the options now free from the country. and a warm welcome to you i'm a touchy british prime this is just boris johnson is coming to berlin to try and a speech. to reopen briggs's negotiations johnson is demanding the removal of the silk or backstop the policy previously agreed to by the u.k. and the e.u. team sure there'd be no hard border on the island of ireland johnson claims the backstop would violate british sovereignty but the existing just doesn't work for the u.k. parliament started out 3 times we can't have this backstop so i'm going to go to
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see our friends of bottling going off to germany and then to france and then to see the g 7 appearance and i'm going to make a point that the buck stops going to to come out. but you lead is it already rejected johnson's demands to reopen the bridge all agreement germany's medical said so far no one had come up with an alternative to the backstop as a way of preserving the northern ireland peace accord known as the good friday agreement and the moment if we get a practical arrangement on how to preserve the good friday agreement while still defining the borders of the european single market we would no longer need the backstop. this means we will think about practical solutions if you have the will to find solutions you can do so quickly the european union is ready to do that but we do not need to reopen the withdraw agreement. but in a moment we'll have more in what looks set to be a difficult meeting between mekel and johnson this evening but 1st let's take you
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to northern ireland to look at what the backstop means for people on the ground and at the fia is that to know do you brag to reignite the conflicts in the north. teri schultz has this report. one of the most popular activities these days for visitors to belfast is a real troubles too are. there were. there were people. guides like paul donnelly navigate what's called a history of terror but many fear history could be repeated deadly clashes between protestant supporters of british rule and catholics wanting to unite with the republic of ireland were largely ended 2 decades ago by a power sharing deal known as the good friday agreement but now the looming prospect of a new deal bracks it could mean the return of checkpoints along the irish border and that has people like donnelly warning that former anti british guerrillas known
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as dissident republicans might have bandon the peace process with the ends of the hard border it gives the public comes a contemporary. justification for their violence you know it's not just ideological it's saying this is an abstract anymore look at those groups along the border this is deferential and what they see is this part of art and from the rest of it that all of their. worries over a hard border and the loss of other rights are compelling even some former pro british loyalists to consider the once unthinkable uniting northern ireland and the republic of ireland the good friday agreement means northern ireland can take a vote on doing just that belfast new lord mayor johnson who can wants to make sure citizens are well educated about their options while hoping they'll back unification his party shin fein openly lobbies for that it's a cause that colored his life he was just 9 years old when he saw his father
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a prominent republican human rights lawyer shot dead by pro british paramilitaries despite getting death threats himself as he took office in may when you can believe the time is right to move forward doesn't automatically mean that unification will happen but what i do think is that it means that the conversation because the conversation has already started not just from people within the north but people all over the island of ireland and certainly within europe as well. 50 years after the bloodiest period in northern ireland's history a time when moralize way so many walls and gates around this city no one i spoke with believes that addressing the question of a united ireland now would lead the country back into that kind of sectarian conflict at the same time no one is completely confident it won't. really hutchens and city council member from the progressive unionist party served 16 years in prison for 2 sectarian murders hutchinson says he's rejected violence but he's
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worried others haven't what i'm concerned about is that people will try to use a result from breakfast. or from the border post as an excuse to start another war . at queen's university belfast professor colin harvey says people are anxious about the possible impact of unification but also frustrated britain the british government has behaved recklessly and in response to play in relation to this region for some time people look at what's happened in britain. and it's been picked honestly spin a ball like alter disastrous mess that the british system sees are falling apart and i think there's a real feeling on this island that we need to mature really and sensibly manage and plan a conversation and whatever the outcome of this you know find the sort of agreed way forward recent surveys suggest most people in northern ireland prefer to stay part of britain for now but those who want to united ireland say they're in no
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hurry expecting a chaotic to help their case now is due to political correspondent ron welcome hands just america has already ruled out any renegotiation of the brink's a treaty from mr barak's chances insists the backstop moscow isn't it went to the meeting this evening well there's always a point of meeting there's always a point and talking and getting to know the position of the other person and getting to know that other person a little bit more in. symmetry him in more detail so yes there is certainly point in talking and in fact it hasn't closed the doors to any negotiation whatsoever she said that the european union too is not really interested in this backstop if other all the good it of a arrangements can be found the european union is prepared to talk about that and to agree to that if they are. in the fold that the european union can agree to but of course those kind of arrangements have so far in 3 years or so of negotiations
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not been found there's still a possibility they could be found in all we've asked people in the streets in good in what they think about this let's have a look at what how they feel this is going to pan out. i don't think bars johnson will do that. and i hope things stay as they are and i think that would be better for your. poor so much money into it they'll do it when kind of nice just for going to some congo breaking things out that you've just about managed to bring together . booking events i'd like to stop they just one make it it's already taken so long i think can and will remain because it's easier dendreon to be pretty dumb to give in to johnson now. for a majority of close one britain to stay on in the e.u. but you know why is johnson hopes that the e.u. will at some point that down if it realizes that the back so agreement will not go through the british parliament as it's failed to do 3 times and do you think he's
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big this hot ball game and hoping that the e.u. will blink at some point and give in maybe that's what he's hoping he's certainly trying to play hardball and that's something he's going to sell to his electorate back and great britain there might be another strategy behind that he might be interested in going to an election with that kind of position with that kind of hardball position towards the e.u. he might have another agenda that goes beyond actual backstop negotiations they want to call that but we have to see that there's a backstop as the would already say is a kind of full back position both for the united kingdom and for the european union because so far one has not been able to follow and any other alternative arrangement you don't need to reopen negotiations on the withdrawal agreement to get rid of backstop if you can find some way of solving this northern ireland problem that is acceptable to both sides and as i've said that's been a search has been going on for a long time johnson also vaguely talks about alternative arrangements but nobody
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knows what that could be at the moment so at the moment the backstop is all there is but surely that you might have something obviously the boss johnson can take back home and send as progress because also it's not in the interests of the e.u. in the end to have breaks it. i have seen no indication of the e.u. actually backing down in any way whatsoever see no indication of the e.u. saying well we are possibly prepared to offer boris johnson this all of that in the opening there is actually to talk about alternative arrangements that might replace the backstop which is actually something that is full seen and that is said in the withdrawal agreement and in the political a declaration that accompanies that agreement there's a transition period that has been agreed on that would go on till the end of 2020 during which all of these details would to be negotiated if one can find a solution of course that could be agreed to but as i say i don't see any sign of some kind of other solution coming up in the near future right debbie's political
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correspondent thank you very much if that's me and. let me now bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the world the head of saddam's military council has been sworn in as a leader of the newly formed sovereign. it's made up of military leaders and members of the opposition alliance and will lead sudan during its 3 year transition to civilian june. the number of wildfires in brazil's amazon rain forest has hit a record this year that's according to new data there's been an 83 percent of increase in fires compared to the same period last year president. says the government is working to control the blazes and he accuses environmental activists of setting them on. more than 80 refugees stranded at a spanish rescue boats for 19 days have now disembarked on the italian on and of lampedusa italian justice apaches overruled
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a government ban on allowing the vessel to dock 5 e.u. states say they've taken the migrants. they usually has confirmed that an employee of the british consulate in hong kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in china a spokesman for the chinese foreign ministry said simon chang had been placed in administrative detention for 15 days as punishment for breaking a public security law the incident comes amid strained relations between britain and china over what beijing calls london's interference in hong kong's ongoing pro-democracy protests. i'm joined now from beijing by samina mistry on oh she's a correspondent for the german press agency d.p.a. welcome serena do we know anything more about what the accusations are against the consulate worker. good to talk to so at this point all we know is what the chinese foreign ministry said earlier today which is that chunk
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broke the security administration punishment law which is a lot that covers offenses that are not considered crimes or like lesser than. and that he. has received and mistreated detention or like. in south china. so far both hong kong and british authorities are trying to get more information. and what does this incident mean simoneau for sino british relations. there's already a lot of tension building up between china and britain. hong kong protests that are entering their told week they started in june 19th. over. disappointment with this proposed. this proposed extradition and the
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arrest of simon chung will only increase the tensions there were small protests in front of the british consulate in hong kong today and it is very possible that simon schama will become more prominent figure in the protests this coming week and there have been protests in hong kong every weekend and. it's there's always been a focus on people who have become kind of representative for up for the protests. in beijing thank you very much. thank you. turning now to italy which has been plunged into uncertainty following the resignation of the prime minister just said be gone there and the collapse of the government gone they had attacked the far right interior minister matteo salvini sink he provoked the crisis for political gain in a few hours the president of italy is due to sound our political leaders to see if a new coalition can be formed or if the country will head for new elections.
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thanks cheers and jeers for the italian prime minister as he arrived at the senate in rome for a crucial debate on the government's future. in a dramatic move he resigned from his post bringing italy's populist government to a swift end after just 14 months in power. interior minister. of being the sole architect of the country's seemingly endless political crisis. you days are the reasons that lead me to call the decision to spark the government crisis extremely irresponsible. i must say that the interior minister has shown he is acting out of personal and party interests of the. country blasted sound the need for breaking up the right wing coalition with the intent of going it
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alone. we don't need men with absolute power. but people with a strong sense of responsibility. however salvini the leader of italy's right wing league party told senators that he treated the government crisis because he's not afraid of an early vote. when my will do everything that i did all over again. everything with the great strengths of being a free man. it means i'm not afraid of being judged by the italian this was. the judith's or the. his supporters were also
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asked in forced chanting elections now elections now salvini has made clear his bid for power and his popularity is steadily on the rise because of his anti migrant policy the government collapses plunged italy even deeper into one of its worst political crises in recent years. max and joins me now from rome max the elections are a new coalition seem to be the 2 options available what happens next. that's right emirate of the government crisis is in full swing and now the ball is in the president's courts this is president of italy he will have to find a solution to carry on with the with the governing of his country and one of them could be to find an alternative coalition which could be the 5 star movement that has been in power so so far but with a different coalition partners than of the league with the center left party however the p.t.
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party is not yet sure if they really want to join this governing coalition they said they might do so if they have a strong consensus within the party a strong majority for a sustainable government the other option would be for to install. a caretaker government that would take us to new elections this however would not be before october or even november because there is a constitutional process that has to be followed new elections as well to fall right into them as a salvini is hoping for that he's being accused of engineering this political crisis how popular is the in the country. he. is a popular figure in italy but he's also a very polarizing figure he has been extremely vocal as an extremely tough stance on the migration issue here in the country as well as issues involving the european union which he is very very skeptical but according to recent polls just before the
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government crisis. he was. coming out stronger and stronger according to recent polls he is at 7 his party's at 37 percent right now which could mean that together with other far right parties he could even. have a. came to elections be in charge of government himself. now what do people then max and make off the collapse of the government just after 14 months . it's hard to say at the moment this is the peak of holiday season italy a lot of italians are at the beaches minding other business and the government crisis but i guess most people will be very worried especially when everything comes back to normal here in italy there's a few issues on the table few issues on the agenda for example italy will have to present their budgets for 2020 to the e.u. later this year and if they're not able to do this because election campaign in
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enforcing this might lead to an increase of the crease at the sales tax of 3 percent up to 25 percent and that is something a lot of italians are worried about this is going to have a knock on effect. on wages and also of course what people are buying so in the end people are worried and they're going to feel this at some point max founder indra thank you very much. one of the most powerful people in the room and catholic church cardinal george pell has failed to have his conviction on child sex abuse charges overturn barrett was once the vatican's treasurer he's serving a success sentence for sexually abusing 2 choir boys in the 1900. led away in disgrace 78 year old george pell leaves the supreme court of victoria in melbourne he once dominated australia's catholic church now he's a common prisoner appeals judges a found a controversial jury decision against him was right there has been vigorous and
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sometimes emotional criticism of the cardinal there has also been strong support for the cardinal by all those in date it's fair to say. but this coast has divided the community boise state by of us and their supporters celebrated the supreme court ruling for these people pell is a symbol of the sins of the church and bring an outstanding example of justice in just a minute that there is no god yet i get it down to. the case against pell dates to the mid 1990 s. but despite swirling accusations his star continued to rise in the catholic church he became one of the vatican's most senior cardinals and even now the church has not defrocked pal he's always denied the allegations against him and may yes appeal
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today's verdict but pell's conviction house rocks the catholic church he won't be eligible for parole until october 2022. and every spoke to journalist roger mina in sydney about people's reaction to the catholic church is in the case. there's a lot of antagonism towards the catholic church particularly here in australia we saw a lot of the sexual abuse survivors and the supporters both in court and out of court today when the judgment was handed down there was a roar from outside the court among the supporters which could be heard within the of the court room itself such was the the the approval of the the just one that was being handed down but certainly yes there is a lot of. money as i suppose about what's been going on in the the gallery of judge over the years have been countless inquiries here about the number of sexual abuse
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victims and they will the voice heard in fact the father of one of the victims a name to this people will case who thinks like he said it was the right decision the panel should remain behind bars and stay there for the rest of this luggage necessary and never be allowed to contact any person in the outside world again so that gives you a measure of the sort of. concern there is among victims and the supporters at this stage that russia may not in sydney shift to come on. now look closely does this remind you off anything leaks things wind is rinat and we is then cracking gemini has been grounded. but 1st president doesn't promise council a trip to denmark because the danish prime minister refused to talk about selling greenland the us calling the proposal. the autonomy status territories government
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has fed greenland is not the same. canceled by a tweet all the plans were in place here in copenhagen for a state visit by the u.s. president but then donald trump announced on twitter he's not coming after all denmark is a very special country with incredible people he tweeted but if the danish prime minister doesn't want to discuss selling greenland to him then the visits counseled trump had been invited by the danish queen the danish royal house voiced a surprise that his announcement and danes themselves went too impressed either. preston's where they were i don't buy 1st impression was that it is extremely childish you cannot just buy of people it is weird to think that you can do that it is a bit very tech if. they would if they were not live. this rude and mean i really mean that but if you can't do that. greenland may be geographically right next to the united states but it's been an autonomy danish
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territory for more than 200 years and it has its own prime minister kim kielce and make clear what he thought about trump's real estate offer during a meeting with the danish prime minister earlier this week. the americans can trade resources with greenland just like any other country they can trade with us but our country is not for sale there's been a u.s. airbase on greenland since the 1950 s. but global powers are also now increasingly interested in its vast oil gas and mineral reserves. nice jemmy's number one no go symbol the swastika the nazi symbolism officially banned here but sometimes of crops up unintentionally for example in the case of an amusement park in the black forest if as it starts up this ride called the eagles flight looks on assuming enough once the eagles take to the year they seem to form
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a sinister shape. few seem to notice at the park until the video of the eagles made it online now the park's owner is repentant so this might make you don't possible i would like to emphasize that i apologize in every way i can anyone who feels disturbed and insulted by it is often visitors to the tasmanian park seem to take it in their stride but. you wonder how you can delete something. because it really is still a sensitive topic on the other hand it's just the engineering and just happens to look like. i'm not but that i didn't even notice that they might look like swastikas. and the children they think nothing of it. the owner is talking to the rides manufacturer about a redesign until then the eagles are grounded. coming up next on news is yeah. they've had enough reports of racist abuse against pipelines in
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