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brent: this is "dw news" world news. tonight, the contest to become prime minister of the u.k., from five to three. theresa may is way out in front to take over as the leader to replace david cameron. and take the country out of the eu. liam fox was eliminated in the ballot, and then another contender withdrew. also on the show, barack obama takes to the stage with hillary clinton to back her campaign. hours after the fbi delivers scathing criticism of her e-mail practices as secretary of state,
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we will go to washington for the latest. and the states will decide, brussels says that the national parliament for europe will vote on a free trade deal with canada. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. tonight, one step closer to finding out who will be the leader of britain, in their first round of voting, they have given overwhelming support to interior minister theresa may. theresa may received 165 votes out of a possible 330. she quietly campaign for the country to stay in the eu and has put herself for as the president able to reconcile the two sides. andrea letson -- andrea leadsom is in second place, she sees
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brexit as an opportunity. the loser in this round is liam fox who is now out of the race. stephen crabb has withdrawn, that leaves three candidates in the running. ok, our very own reporter is standing by in london, so this is actually quite a surprise. we are expecting -- we were expecting to go from five people, to four people, but now just three. reporter: it sometimes happens if somebody recognizes that they are really not going far, that they do themselves give up and lend support to one of the other contenders. even crabb is now backing theresa may, so is liam fox. so that is even more support for her, as the front runner. in the end, the more interesting
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position, or backing, who is going to be the other candidate, who are they selecting to be the second who would fight against theresa may and andrea leadsom has the edge for now, but there is also another who is much more well known. the cabinet minister, he has more experience and we will see next week who will succeed. brent: it is interesting, because michael gove actually looks weaker after this first round of voting, doesn't he? reporter: i think the lesser conservative party mp's are unhappy about the way that he conducted himself, and some people were saying that he will go to war with different countries, because he really withdrew absolutely last-minute
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his support for boris johnson, who everybody thought would be the contender. and was going to -- was not in the best position to be the prime minister, but michael gove was such a close ally for his, and in a surprising move with through his support. this at a time where the party is looking for stability, to have this kind of infighting, that is not what people want. so that is why theresa may looks like the better choice at the moment. brent: ok, thank you. in london, as always, think you very much. -- thank you very much. the decision by the british people to leave the european union continues to create waves in europe, the european parliament debating the future of the eu post brexit. there were harsh words in the chamber for them. reporter: nothing seems to be
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settled in the aftermath of the brexit though, once again nigel farage was provoking a fellow mp and there was a moment where there is a statement regarding his decision to step down. terri riker has accused him of playing with europe's destiny. >> concerns, his image that he is not really taking responsibility. that this -- he is not interested in the interest of the british citizens, but only in his own interest and this is what he has shown, the prime example yesterday. reporter: for i -- forage caused a commotion while dropping his -- in the united kingdom, ball keeping his membership in the european parliament. european delegates now puzzle over how to shape the eu. one lesson learned, how to do
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with the u.k.'s new government. reporter: richard corbett is a british mp and the remaining campaigner. he believes the problem is not in brussels, but in london. >> there is a more fundamental reason and that is that britain now needs to decide what it might seek as an alternative to eu membership. we have no second view on that. reporter: london needs to stop beating around the bush, says the chairman of the european conservatives. >> it is a time of uncertainty and it is best for both sides, and it is harming the economy. we do not know what the new framework will be like in the lead in these to provide an idea of how they see their future relationship with the eu. reporter: but europe he says needs to draw the right conclusions, particularly on one issue. >> if we can make progress on the refugee question and tackle
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it together, that would be a big step forward. in september, european leaders plan together and slovakia to coordinate further steps on the future of europe and for britain. brent: max hoffman has been covering this story and he has this report from strasburg. reporter: it seems that the eu institutions and parliament are trying to get back into the driver's seat. they found very clear words escribing for example boris johnson, or nigel farage, so that was before brexit, now they have disappeared and do not want to take responsibilities. the head of the liberals talked about rats leaving the sinking ship, and there seems to be a clear strategy now with talking about article 50, the article that would formally trigger the two-year slot in which the negotiations would take place for the real brexit, as the end. and the head of the european
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commission made it clear that no negotiation without notification, because it seems that the eu commission has the power, because as long as the united kingdom does not trigger article 50, they are disregarding the explicit will of the people. and as long as they do not do that, there will be no negotiation. and behind closed doors, some parliamentarians are saying they do not believe that article 50 will ever be triggered. brent: ok, max hoffman reported. in the u.s., the fbi has recommended no charges be brought against hillary clinton for her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. the head of the fbi called the handling of the e-mails, extremely careless, saying it was widely known that she used private e-mails even while she was in hostile territories abroad. >> given that combination of
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factors, we assessed it is possible that hostile actors gained access to the personal e-mail account. so that is what we found. finally, with respect to our recommendation to the department of justice, in our system the prosecutors make the decisions about whether charges are appropriate based on evidence of the fbi collects, although we do not usually make public our recommendations, we frequently make recommendations and engage in productive conversations with prosecutors about what resolution would be appropriate. in this case, given the importance of the matter, i think the transparency is in order. although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handlling of information about our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. brent: no reasonable prosecutor fred we will go now -- present it appeared we will go now to
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richard walker. we have the director of the fbi saying that this was extremely careless, but not criminal. reporter: that is right. it was an extraordinary statement. it was a very long and detailed statement, most of which sounded like a condemnation of hillary clinton and her staff. it was strong language, calling this an extremely careless act, a measure of national security, that they should have known better than to set up a personal e-mail server of this nature and that it is distinctly possible that foreign powers may have taken advantage of this, to look at some of this top-secret information. after all that, at the end he says, we do not recommed bringing charges. essentially, his point and reasoning for that was that they
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did not detect any malicious intent and was the hillary clinton team did, they did not detect any attempt to go against the interests of the united states and that those are the kind of tests you need to pass in order to recommend a prosecution. but a lot of the critics are looking at this and thinking, this is an extraordinary case of her dodging justice. brent: dodging justice, critics would say. at the end of the day, there will not be any criminal charges regarding the e-mails must of the question -- e-mails, so the question -- is hillary clinton off the hook? reporter: in the legal sense, it does look like she is. that is james comey saying so, but it is inconceivable that the justice department will do that at this point. if charges were brought, that would have been the end of her campaign, almost inevitably out
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of the race and there would've been chaos leading up to the convention. that will now not happen, it does not matter, it does not really mean that hillary clinton is safe, because political fallout will continue. because of the language in the statement, donald trump will obviously be using clip after clip from that statement, chipping away against hillary clinton's already damaged reputation for trustworthiness. it will be hard for her to pull out from under the shadow of this scathing statement from james comey. brent: definitely not a day where you can talk about a win-win situation for hillary clinton. richard walker outside of the white house, thank you very much. nasa says it is the hardest thing it has ever done, today after a five-year journey, a nasa spacecraft entered jupiter's orbit. it is the start of a voyage of discovery, the spacecraft which
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is called juno, will circle jupiter gathering information. nasa believes the research could shed light on the development of the earth and the rest of the solar system. [applause] >> copy that. reporter: the outcome, 15 years of preparation hinging on these critical moments. experts in the control room waited with bated breath. [applause] reporter: success as juno pulled off the maneuver and went into jupiter's orbit, above the clouds. here, researchers hope to probe into the deep the secrets of the largest planet and are thrilled about the accomplishment so far. >> it is overwhelming, the team at put effort into this and the risks overcome. the more you know about the mission, you know how tricky it was and how it had to be flawless. reporter: the rest of the mission will be far from smooth sailing.
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jupiter's radiation will expose the spacecraft to distractive -- district of raise, and electrons are moving close to the speed of light, which could tear through it. to protect the instruments, engineers have put them in full titanium honor -- armor. this promises close of views of the planet. >> on its approach, it managed to capture a movie of jupiter's and its moons, and for the first time all of us together will actually see the true harmony in nature. this is what it is about their reporter: -- what it is about. reporter: it will go around jupiter and then return. they hope they will be able to tout their plans as much as today. >> guess what, we do not need
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the emergency at your procedure anymore. [applause] brent: good for them. we will take a 62nd break and when we come back -- 60 second break. ♪
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♪ brent: welcome back. this is "dw news" live from berlin. in the u.s., barack obama has appeared on stage with hillary clinton to back her campaign for the white house. the event has been overshadowed by criticism from the fbi over clinton's e-mail practices while she was secretary of state. although the fbi says they will not recommend criminal charges against hillary clinton. in the u.s., the house of representatives is scheduled to debate a democratic bill designed to introduce gun control this week, that may not happen according to the house speaker paul ryan.
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our reporter in the u.s. has been speaking with 11 other -- with one mother who lost her son to gun violence, also with an activist john attention to those young people who are shot dead every year. reporter: malik was one week shy of his 16th birthday when a stranger shot him in the neck following a teenage stat. -- spat. his mother sat by his bedside for four days and nights. then, three days before his birthday, his brain was dead and the machines were turned off forever. sharon remembers the last time she spoke with her son. >> it was a good moment. he was meeting me at my daughter's school and he gave me a big hug him and told me he loved me. and then went on his way and i went to work and i just never
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knew that that would be my last hug from him, but that is how he always greets me, or leave me. he tells me he loves me. that was the last time. that i greeted him. reporter: there is no morning when sharon does not wake up without tears in her eyes, what does she feel when she thinks about her son's murder and can a deal sends ever bring justice -- sentence ever bring justice? >> it is hard to put years on that life, he will never put back. but that is the only thing they can do is give him years. it is just hard. reporter: at the end of every year, lisa writes on t-shirts the names, dates of birth, of every person shot dead during the last 12 months. it is a transportable memorial, which they plan to install
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outside churches in greater washington next year. there will be a shirt from alec to -- malik, too. >> each t-shirt governments a human being and i have a problem with the congress that does not remember that human beings are being killed by these guns. that there are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers that are not with us anymore because somebody had easy access to a gun. that is what we need to do something about. reporter: sharon's children and grandchildren help her carry on and stop her from being first -- consumed from despair. it is exactly one year ago that her son was buried. >> gun violence is a big issue and in washington dc there is talk about what they want to do, but there is still a lot of killings. i would like to see more action
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in washington dc reporter: there seems to be little in this congested -- content -- in this year, that they will not have to live in fear of losing another child in gun violence. brent: a check on business news. a new threat to a very big transatlantic business deal. daniel: the people will have their say on whether the eu enters a landmark trade deal with canada, the commission says they are letting the national parliaments vote on the angela merkel trade deal. -- on the ceta. they must all ratify the agreement and that is not a given. it could cast a shadow on the even bigger trade pact with the u.s., which many europeans and americans oppose. >> eu's trade commissioner has
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worked hard on the trade agreement ceta, which promises to boost trade between canada and the you -- and the eu by 20%. but now the member states want to decide by themselves and it is being talked about as provisional. >> legally, it is an eu agreement and we've asked the court of the justice for clarification and hopefully that will come next spring and it could lead to different conclusions, but at the moment it is important that we start working and that member states agree and that candidate can vote. and let the ratification process take place. >> they made it clear that the bundestag in berlin will decide for itself. >> we've already decided that the german bundestag would be involved. reporter: eu economic ministers were earlier supportive, but now
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with britain's vote to leave the eu has changed things. the progress is being watched closely by the opponents of ceta -- the trade to between the u.s. and europe. her medically. has dropped to -- dramatically. daniel: now brexit worries are hitting the economy. one analyst says that the dominoes are starting to fall as the vote sinks in. the pound hit a low on tuesday, over $1.30, the lowest in 31 years. inciting a challenging environment, the bank of england is encouraging banks to keep lending. reporter: the bank of england's financial stability report does not usually get this much attention. perhaps, because this time the title is a little ambitious. the bank governor mark carney
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says that he is putting the buffer that they need to lend money. it was .5%, now it is 0%, so what does it mean? >> this is a major change, it means three quarters of the u.k. banks accounting for 90% of the u.k. lending will immediately, they will immediately have greater flexibility to supply credit to u.k. households and firms. reporter: analysts say it is an attempt to prevent what happened in the 2007 financial crisis. back then, many banks stopped lending as they struggle to remain solvent. british finance minister george osborne that the day meeting -- spent the day meeting with bankers and he was quick to give disapproval of the bank of england. >> they just shows that the work we've done over the past few years is paying off and it is part of the joint national
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effort that we need in these challenging economic times. reporter: challenging economic times may be an understatement. bank shares have all of the 20% since the referendum. and the pound is at its weakest point in 30 years. daniel: we will go deeper into this with jose. as a, r -- jose, our analysts worried that this could ruin the trade deal with the united states? what are you hearing? reporter: it seems that talks on the transatlantic trade and partnership are at a dead end, let's not forget that these conversations started three years ago, but two sides have been unable to settle differences over issues like agriculture, even before for brexit -- even before brexit. now the mounting criticism points out that this free trade
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agreement will serve as a breeding ground for -- and be bad for the economy. officials in brussels and washington say that it brexit will not derail talks, so now attention is set for the night round of conversations set to happen this month. daniel: and looking at the plunging pound, the expectations for the currency? jose: yes, there is not much consensus, analysts at goldman sachs have set the pound at $1.34, which means it will recover from the low that was on tuesday. the bank of america and merrill lynch disagree and think that it will stay at the current level, and drop even further at the first half of 2017. morgan -- j.p. morgan expects new lows, since brexit is a huge
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issue. that said, they consider this consequences, considering that the euro-dollar will be minor. daniel: thank you. that is all the business news for now, catching up on sport. brent: thank you. to the tour de france and the longest stage of the race was decided by the narrowest of margins, the track was won by germany in a third finish. this is his ninth stage victory over all at the door. slovakia's peter sagan finished third and still has the yellow jersey. to tennis, germany's -- has made it into the semi finals at wimbledon for the second time in her career. she defeated her opponent from romania in straight sets, but the victory was far from easy for the open champion. the match ended 7-5, 7-6.
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now she will face venus williams who beat your slava sludge or two take her place. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. stay with us. ♪
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>> "euromaxx highlights". here is your host. >> hi there and a warm welcome to our highlights of the week, which have shaped up in fine style for the weekend. three is a team estonian , triplets are headed for the summer olympics. life is a dream germany's euro , 2016 football squad is staying in style. worth a visit lake garda is a , top tourist location in northern italy. well, it's true. here in europe we're quite taken up with soccer as we focus on the euro 2016. but that's not all for this summer and many top athletes are , keenly focused beyond that to the really global event, namely the summer olympics in rio de janeiro in august. and this summer one story will

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