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this is d.w. news live from world leaders gathered for the g. 7 summit in the french city a theory that hoping to reach a consensus on a range of issues including global trade climate change and a wrong nuclear program the divisions are deep and it is unlikely due west president donald trump will join ranks with his counterparts also coming up. brazil sent into the army to battle forest fires in across latin america demands are growing for the action to protect the rain forest. class riot police
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confront protesters in hong kong once again over the damage among the 2 protected territories independent from china. i'm helena humphrey good to have you with us leaders of a deeply divided group of 7 leading industrial countries all me sitting in the french resort of ferrets have been arriving in the seaside town where french president emanuel is the host expectations although this summit brought disagreements on issues such as global trade climate change and wrongs nuclear program a consensus on likely deficients all so deep that for the 1st time in more than 4 decades there will be no joint statement at the end of the g. 7 summit. and for more i'm joined now by georg matches in berets
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for the 1st time in 45 years they'll be no communique whatsoever at the end of this summit why is that. well the french president hellenized really here is in damage control mode at the g 7 b. or it's he wants this meeting this this important summit to be a success and that is why he has scrapped this communique the reason being simply that he knows very well that he remembers very well that donald trump walked away from a common declaration at the last she's of meeting in canada he's also taken another step in order to make sure that the benchmark is not too high for commentators to criticize this meeting by broadening the agenda lot of topics are on the plate of the leaders everything from the environment the world economy global conflicts he's invited african leaders to really to at the end of the summit to be able to say
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look we've worked on a number of fronts and here we have some results to show. we know and go do you have to ask why are these leaders still meeting. you're absolutely right and clearly my call tries to find a common denominator on the big questions for instance such as iran or world's trade where he has said after or a role rather diplomats have told us here that after a 2 hour lunch meeting of trump and mark all marco has identified a partial areas off agreement when it comes for instance to questions like iran and that is where diplomats said that my call has started to circle the idea that the european nations could start buying again oil from iran. in return for iran following again the nuclear the conditions of the nuclear deal and staying calm in the persian gulf we'll have to see if donald trump goes along with that and
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we're going to leaders have arrived now what can we expect tonight and tomorrow then. all eyes tomorrow will be of course on the big meeting of donald trump and boris johnson who is attending his 1st g.'s 7 meeting expect donald trump to say that he will be happy to make a free trade deal and boris johnson dram for size that free trade is important apart from that german chancellor angela merkel and the french president will meet and really the best outcome of this summit many commentators here i've said is if leaders could find some answers to the big questions for instance world trade everybody in principle agrees that the g 7 that new rules have to be brought up for china in order to deal with a trade power trade a huge straits giant that subsidizes its companies at home and throws cheap
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goods at the world markets the only question is will the answer to that problem be one like trump who tries to go it alone or will they be able to hammer out something together for instance a reform of the w g o that really would be the best outcome but certainly a tall order d.w. correspondent gave mattison barrett thank you very much indeed. and just down the road from the g. 7 summit riot police faced off against anticapitalist protesters who briefly used to move the cannon to disperse about 400 demonstrators in nearby by on some are wearing face masks at the protest is threw rocks at police in offices to gas about the crowd was launching peaceful. and a much larger protest made up of thousands of antiglobalization activists basque separatists and yellow vests protesters marched peacefully from the spanish food are demanding action from the g 7 leaders. protesters from around the globe set
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out at midday from france's border with spain you have many here are anti globalization activists who have long been critical of the g. 7. here because we think the system has to be changed radically profits have to be invested in changing the economy to socially responsible and ecological production methods. at their side local basque octave is an organic farmers they're using the proximity of the g. 7 summit to get their demands onto the world stage. here because we're calling for independent agriculture we want to see local methods of production and social transformation this summit is different because the host address the concerns of the g 7 critics the head of the protests all the thinking on the north all of the great challenges of the climate biodiversity technical transformation and the fight against inequality in the world we can solve all of these only if we act in unison
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with. ensemble. a statement likely also aimed at the yellow vest protesters who have presented a major challenge to micron's presidency though for a minute we're taking part in these protests because we have deep social divisions here in france many people cannot live from the work they do that if. we here even if mccrone doesn't like it they chant the l a vest seem unmoved by his appeal for unity but after 3 hours their protests and peacefully. well the g 7 is also pressing for more action on the wildfires raging in the amazon rain forest french president of manually marco has threatened to block a trade deal with brazil and other south american countries if brazil's government fails to fight the fires it's already sent in the army to tackle the blazes but opponents say it's too little too late. from the streets of sao paulo and rio in brazil to cities in mexico career and argentina people across latin america are
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calling for action to save the rain forest. lawn literally the green lawn of the world as we know it is burning it's our home it's our future and it's infuriating that nobody is doing anything. automatically then we make ourselves aware that something must be done look at the politicians have to make this a priority or simply we the human race will become extinct. i love it this is the voice of all of us from all over latin america and we have to do something and unite all of you yes you know it shouldn't just be are simply. this is what is causing so much fear and anger wildfires have been exacerbated by accelerating deforestation experts say there's a direct link between the cleared areas and the focus points of the heat this year some places are believed to have been started by farmers to create new grazing areas after brazil's president pledged to open up more of the rain forest to
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agriculture if you can a more about a young beautiful commodity a lot of animals died in the fire. the jungle the forest is burnt. it's complicated i don't even know what to say it's difficult. president jet your bowl scenario initially blamed n.g.o.s for starting the fires but with no evidence he now says he'll send soldiers to help this as the rain forest continues to burn and protesters continue to send their distress signals. now some the other stories making news around the world russia has test fired ballistic missiles from 2 submarines in the barents sea president vladimir putin ordered the russian navy to respond after the u.s. tested a new missile which had been banned under a now defunct arms treaty. around 35000 people have taken part in an anti racism march in the eastern city of dresden here in germany the
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demonstration comes a week before elections in the federal state of saxony a brandenburg the far right alternative for germany party is expected to make significant gains. some $20000.00 ukrainians most of them soldiers and their families have taken part in the unofficial independence a parade in kiev the country's new leader volunteers a lengthy canceled the traditional military parade for financial reasons some marches held photos of loved ones killed in the country's 5 year who in the east with russian backed separatists. u.s. healthful 40 say that a person in the state of illinois may have died because of a ping as part of a wave of long illnesses which appeared to be linked to east cigarettes no exact compound or products could be pinpointed as the cause for the spirit tree illnesses but nationwide nearly $200.00 cases apparently connected to evade paying have been
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reported. tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of hong kong once again but a standoff with riot police descended into violence offices with batons and tear gas chased the demonstrators who hold bricks and pecial bombs the violence interrupted nearly 2 weeks of calm in hong kong. after a week of uneasy peace this. hong kong those were back on the streets for some of the most violent clashes with police so far. and this is what sparked saturday's protest surveillance cameras built into lamp posts best supposed to be used to monitor traffic but demonstrators fear more sinister motives. are out there that this is an evil regime that uses c.c.t.v. to monitor every move of citizens. i don't know how the government plans to use
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speak data from the c.c.t.v. that's why we need to come out to say no to the dictatorship. that. cuts saturday saw a new level of violence after weeks of complaints about police heavy handedness and fatality where we were hundreds of protesters surrounded a police station there was a tense standoff we then saw several protesters picking up bricks and putting them in place now after a warning from police that they would use force if those protesters didn't desist tear gas was by sending those protesters running. frustration is running high for hong kong as you feel that demands aren't taken seriously with clashes continuing into the evening it's difficult to see a peaceful way out of either side of this really got to it was yet. to learn how to feed fresh food to astronauts in space scientists have successfully harvested
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vegetables and hopes in a pioneering project in and out dika the german noir my research station was used to simulate the harsh conditions of life away from planet earth this is what the 1st green house on the moon might look like it could soon be providing 6 astronauts with a steady supply of fresh vegetables engineers have been using a similar high tech container in the antarctic to test whether or not the idea could really work. when we don't use soil the roots are suspended in the air in a plastic box and sprayed with nutrients or greenhouses into class a greenhouse that doesn't have any windows we eliminate the plants with the lights and we control the environment the temperature the humidity and so on. the greenhouse container could produce up to 270 kilograms of vegetables including cucumbers tomatoes and radishes fresh vegetables are vital for astronauts on year
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round missions pushing our own come on you can't endlessly freeze fresh food you can preserve fresh fruit indefinitely tomatoes roped off a full 5 at most 6 weeks they really have to be grown locally and then eaten right away that's why a greenhouse is so important. 8 countries are involved in the project and nasa is now taking part 2 researchers hope they will be able to present their 1st prototype of a real space greenhouse in 5 years time. you're watching the news live from bali and we'll leave you now with images of the brandenburg gate here in berlin where russian conductor to carry out petrenko gave his inaugural concert with the ballin philharmonic orchestra on the program beethoven's 9th symphony c.c. .
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