tv World Stories Deutsche Welle September 2, 2019 3:02am-3:15am CEST
this week on well stories. breaks it stokes fears of new conflict in island a taxi driver and then becomes an opera star but 1st we start off in iran much of the world's oil supply passes through the strait of hormuz now the conflict between iran and the us is affecting people on the moon silent. it's early morning in the sun beating down on the island of 4 moves is relentless there's no natural water source and few other resources for that matter despite that the island has been highly valued for centuries as a strategic location portugal for instance constructed this fortress spec in 1507 to control mara team traffic in the persian gulf today the strait of hormuz is once again witness to conflict as the standoff over british like tankers seized by iranian authorities continues. a fisherman takes us out into the straight past the
island of la rock the iranian military uses the island to monitor the area which includes the narrow passage all ships must pass through to reach the largest oil ports in the region. currently very few international tankers use iranian waters to navigate the strait many fear being swept up in the conflict between washington and tehran and the iranian military is not alone as it petrols these waters the u.s. has also deployed ships into the persian gulf the u.s. wants to strengthen its presence here to guarantee the passage of international cargo ships which has angered the iranian government as well as the iranian people . i don't think they would welcome any sort of you know military presence other than from the region itself that's a part of iran's political culture not to you know ally with. you know non
local actors in the region. few people on the island of a movie seem interested in politics they're just hoping there will be a swift end to the regional standoff. bene's them and again if the tensions are resolved the entire economy may improve and we're part of that because everyone is out of work here in hormuz i don't know what to do with my wife and kids we can't all live on fishing alone. but know that if you see things would improve for tourism more tourists would pay a visit to this island and that way it could develop. without stability turning homo's into a popular tourist destination remains a distant prospect. our next story takes us to northern ireland with a no deal brick secluding people here fear the irish border will be closed and that
they worry could spark a crisis a return to the period of violence known as the trouble is. one of the most popular activities these days for visitors to belfast is a troubles too are we hog $137.00 people hospitalized there were horrific injuries there were people multiple loss of limbs that were guides like paul donnelly navigate what's called a history of terror. 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 breck's it could mean the return of checkpoints along the irish border and that has people like donnelly warning that former anti british guerrillas known as dissident republicans might have bandon the peace process tops that the end of a hard border that 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 clips along the border this is deferential and what they see is this part of the heart and from the rest of it with no other. worries over a hard border and the loss of other human 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 john finn you can wants to make sure citizens are well educated about their options while hoping they'll back unification his party sheehan fane open. he lobbies for that it's a cause that colored his life he was just 9 years old when he saw his father a prominent republican human rights lawyer shot dead by pro british paramilitaries
despite getting death threats himself as he took office in may and you can believe the time is right to move forward will be brax it doesn't automatically mean that unification will happen but what i do think is that it means that the conversation hostile 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. billy hutchinson a 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 worried others haven't what i'm concerned about is the people will try to use a result from bricks at. our results from the reporter posed as an excuse to start another war. 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 hurry expecting a chaotic for access to health care kate. taxi
driver many seen him from dublin has always enjoyed singing arias on the road a passenger recorded him and put the video on my it went viral and now the south african capital is a star. benzine it's just 27 years old but half of south africa already knows he shot to fame when a passenger filmed him singing opera in this taxi and the video went viral and. it's. taken me. it's just get to my emotions so much because i didn't realize it will go the spot i thought maybe it can just go to to facebook
maybe pundits own 2 of the deal was one of them or just saying no can you bring that guy it's a common platform in my wedding or something like that just just a small things that small ball would be like kids. menzies' phone is constantly ringing he gets requests for interviews from all over the world invitations to perform and give auditions to men's wear shop even offered him a free taxi to for his next event. menzi is currently rehearsing for an upcoming performance the piano player is menzies former teacher bill maher canyon is known menzies since primary school and see himself at no formal music training he's mostly self-taught the next day menzi is off to cape town he's been invited to take part in a competition for professional opera singers and he's feeling optimistic.
to be my 1st time visiting the competition and i know many been there and so excited about this to the team just because you can talk to. us it's like it was important to. be. yet. come a final run through in the dressing room and. then it's the still. to come the. through the. heart of the. love. huge round of applause for menzies but unfortunately it's not
enough to secure 1st prize. i think in durban it's back to texas driving for the time. i'm still a father and to put bread on the table as well so i have to when i have to when dad stop because i haven't got that stable income about this flame but it's good that i can see that it's going there. n.z. is determined to advance his career he says luck is still on his side every chance he has is as good as. bordeaux wine is from the area near saw immediate op popular the world over now u.s. president donald trump is threatening to slap high tariffs on the french wines and that his local wine growers. at the end of the summer trimming the vines of
the excess leaves is one of the last toss wine makers faith this year produce up here tom on things his blood could turn out fairly well. on a show on media zeman so far the year is gone smoothly. it's only august the wine harvest is in early october so we have a bit of time before we know for sure. so i know less predictable what will happen to sales especially to the united states of the president's trumps that he would slap a huge import tax on french wines a threat b s brother in law is taking seriously the family has worked in the vineyards here for 3 generations and he says every penny counts.
i think he won the show's authority if that's his character. but i hope he is not serious. if he really doubles the customs duties of french wines and really i don't know if we will be able to make any money on the wines we export to the united states. the uni. is given a voice to let me call in some to me some 2400000 cases of wine a bridge used every year when making here goes back to roman times in 1909 the region was even declared a unesco world heritage site but one of the finest vintages will always find a buyer wine cellar much epeat says mid-market producers will suffer when you are de best in something you would always have them and so that's i my opinion not a big problem for the main production it's going to be a huge issue yes that means wine makers like pierre and his family for them
politics and another layer of uncertainty to a laborious production process the french president will stand up for them whether or not he wins the political battle could affect wind of us all over the world. if you ever have to cover up a murder the best way is to make accidents raring to. have a record like this. just picture the streets. i know nothing of. it just sometimes but i stand nothing which has never been fixed even for gemma culture looking at the stereotype of quack sitting here thinking