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first, britain's house of lords has dealt a blow to the british government's plans to leave the european union. voted to house has give parliament a veto on prime minister theresa may's final agreement with the eu. it is the second amendment to the brexit bill that cleared parliament last month. the first after a clause to eject the rights of eu citizens already living in the u.k.. >> what the house of lords have actually backed is an amendment for what they call a meaningful parliamentary vote on the final brexit deal. that was really a comfortable win, 366 votes to 268.
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so the backers of all this meant that -- amendment say it's about -- theresawarning may and her ministers have consistently said this is unnecessary. it will tie the prime minister's hands and incentivize other eu countries to give britain a bad deal in the hope that the british parliament will then veto it, but they were not successful. they did not persuade the lord's. the conservatives do not have a majority, so what is going to happen is that after tonight, this brexit bill is going to go back to the house of commons and begin the process called ping-pong between the two chambers. we will see what happens in the
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house of commons. let's remember that the house of commons approved unconditionally the to line brexit bill as an indication of article 50 by the end of march by prime minister theresa may, and yes, it is the second defeat, in the house of lords, one that the government really aims to reverse and will fight. will the majority in the house of commons disappear? in parliament be problematic? i would say theresa may's government is not happy at all and will be slightly nervous when it does get back to the house of commons. we do not have a confirmed eight but we think we know that it might be next monday and we also know that it might be in the house of commons in the morning and the house of lords in the afternoon. what we believe is that if this does go through the house of commons in the morning, we will have to see if the house of
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lords will again vote other amendments to block this. they have said all along they would not block brexit. we think the british government is still on track for the self-imposed deadline of the 31st of march, but of course, we will have to see. laura: moving to hungry, where parliament signed off on plans to round up asylum-seekers and put them in camps made from shipping containers on the border with serbia. human rights groups have called it a violation of international law. hasary's prime minister called it a trojan horse of terrorism. the assemblies have approved the proposal with 138 yeses and with 22otes, abstentions. >> a resounding show a support for the latest proposal. as parliament approves the
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automatic detention of all asylum-seekers in the country, he addressed the hungarian border police's latest recruits. crisis willtion last until the root causes are dealt with. until it is recognized everywhere that migration is the trojan horse of terrorism. measures, allew asylum-seekers, including those already in the country, will be detained in repurposed shipping containers while their applications are processed. migrants who pass through a safe third country will be rejected in any appeals will be fast tracked into a three day procedure. the u.n. high commission refugees say it is deeply concerned by the latest piece of legislation. >> the new law violates hungary's international obligations under international law and eu law and will have a
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terrible physical and psychological impact on women, children, and men who have already come e through. >> it's not the first time hungary has come through -- has come under fire for hard-line approach on immigration. the decision to build a razor wire fence sparked outrage as has budapest plan to take part in a plan to distribute hundreds of thousands migrants throughout member states. laura: thanks for being with us tonight. there has been a lot of outrage from human rights groups and from the u.n. is hungary actually breaching the european union's rules on the treatment of asylum seekers by building these camps and forcing people to live there? >> without any doubt this is the case.
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caseis in particular the in one directive of 2013 on acceptable conditions for god -- asylum-seekers that allows for detention, but only in specific cases. a violation.his is laura: hungary would perhaps argue that it was let down by the european union and left alone to deal with the crisis over the past couple of years when there were literally thousands of people streaming across its border. the government would argue that it is had to bring in pretty harsh measures to deter people from trying to get into hungary. can you see the validity of that argument? next not at all. legally it is not a good argument, because there are .pecific measures likefficult cases,
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asylum-seekers in normal prisons , that is for written by eu laws. secondly, i don't see why such a announced at all. there has been an important decrease in the number of asylum-seekers arriving in hungary in 2016 and 2017. these measures can also not be justified by the current circumstances. laura: and gary and right groups say they're only -- hungarian rights groups say there are only 400 asylum-seekers in a country of just over 9 million people. can we expect any sanctions from the european union? >> i think we can expect a strong reaction of the european theission, because here, violation of eu law is blatant, and measures are absolutely unacceptable, without even speaking of the tone of the ,peech of the prime minister
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who is assimilating asylum-seekers to terrorists. so all the conditions are there to expect a very strong reaction of the european commission. laura: thank you very much. the prime minister of iraq has been visiting troops in mosul after they captured the main government building from the islamic state group. the jihadists are holed up in the old city. fenwick is in northern iraq and tells us now how close the troops are to recapturing the whole city. >> very significant for very different reasons. the first one being that it puts them in close range to the end goal, that being the old city of mosul and the fact that the key
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infrastructure they say they have recaptured is politically very symbolic. it's basically iraqi troops retaking control of the police ,irectorate, one of the museums where the oldest is m's in mosul , significant landmarks that were very important to them and to the people. reasons, that progress is key. nonetheless, these kind of optimistic statements as we have been witnessing for the past few days are to be taken with a grain of salt. yes, they have regained control, but that control is approximate. the situation on the ground is very fluid. there are attacks being launched against iraqi troops by jihadist in the forms of suicide operations, car bombs providing explosive devices here and there, dropped off at drones at
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times as jihadist flyover those iraqi troops. nonetheless these troops are moving, closing in on the old city and they literally are choking it off at this point, preventing any in and out from the old city. the recapturing as well as those bridges we are hearing a lot about is very important, the bridges that connect the eastern part of mosul which the troops feel they have full control of, to the western part of mosul. these bridges, was a been rebuilt, they will help the ferry men and equipment between the two sides of the city. but again, the end goal is the old city, and by all accounts that will be the toughest part of this battle for mosul, and it has yet to begin. recapturing that part of the city will be extremely difficult because of the number
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of civilians who are still in there. reporter: exactly. accordingf thousands to observers and residents who have described for us what the very narrowks like, alleys, making it difficult to navigate and maneuver heavy equipment through there. it's going to be close combat and the presence of those civilians will highly complicate the task of those iraqi troops who will have to avoid what military personnel call collateral damage as much as possible. that's probably going to take the aircraft operations out of the equation. they will still be able to monitor activity with drones and aircraft, but those aerial equipment or the aerial support is not going to be able to bomb targets as it has been doing up until now because of the layouts of the land. it will be much too dangerous for those civilians that will
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because in a crossfire between iraqi troops and the jihadists on the other side who have no qualms about using them as human shields or hiding in those densely populated areas in order to take shots at the iraqi troops. at the old city as the sort of ultimate prize in this battle for mosul, but it's going to be very difficult. another factor is that the jihadists the iraqi troops are natives for mosul the most part. that means they know this old city by heart, much better than the troops who will be heading in their for that last phase of the battle for mosul. the united states has begun to deploy a missile defense system in south korea. at -- the is aimed u.s. says it's aimed at protecting south korea after the north fired for ballistic
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missiles. it's like hitting a bullet with a bullet. that's what the u.s. military says this antimissile system is capable of. torently being deployed south korea, the technology could be active as early as next month. but that is raising the already high tensions on the korean peninsula, both with north korea and china, which sees the presence near its borders as a security threat. stepswill take the necessary to protect our own security interest. the consequences of this are on the soldiers of -- shoulders of the u.s. and south korea. they should not keep going down the wrong path. reporter: the u.s. and south korea say that is a defensive response to four missiles fired by north korea into the sea of
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japan on sunday. it landed in the exclusive economic zone of the u.s. ally. at a conference in geneva, members of the security council condemned the missile test firing. >> of think it should be very that it is adprk pariah, and outlier, it is in violation of multiple un security council resolutions and the countries represented in this room will not just and by violatethe dprk international law. reporter: the plumbing of the missile defense system to south korea was a decision originally made by the obama administration. a president says he is also committed to the project. north korea, which makes regular threats, said that both were an -- escalation of tension that might turn into actual war. alla: pyongyang has barred
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malaysian nationals from leaving the country, prompting the prime minister to accuse the communist state of holding citizens hostage. there are 11 relations in north korea, including three embassy staff and their families. it's being seen as retaliation as police investigate the assassination of kim jong owns half brother in malaysia last month. beleaguered candle late runs by newillon has been hit allegations. a --claimed he received received 50,000 euros from a friend. fullid it's been repaid in but it does add to the corruption scandal surrounding him. he is expected to be charged this month.
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the photographer captured parisienne streetlife like no other and went on to create iconic images. now an exposition of some of his works from the 1950's are on again. 1950's photographs of extravagant dinners, grand balls, and high-fashion are not what is usually expected from snau.t doin he's better known for paris street scenes. this never before seen set of images reveals a different side to his work. at easertainly was not in the social strata he was photographing here. to the left.cally at the same time he's presented such a photogenic world.
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>> he always love being able to peek behind the curtain, trying to catch moments that were different from classic talking. 1949-1960, he worked for the fashion magazine vogue before returning to street photography. >> and had to leave because i was slipping with the comfort and decadence. i did not really need anything else in my life. his two daughters found the unknown series of photos t taken for votete here in their fathe's workshop. example, weo, for did not have a print of it and there was no negative here. we didn't even know it existed. but it was on a contact sheet. reporter: always methodical, he left behind 500,000 negatives, most of them catalogued in a cold storage room. >> you see how after the years
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there is a small print on certain photos, so that you could find their way -- you could find your way around. reporter: he took pictures every day until his death in 1994. from that in normal body of work, these photos offer a in his into a period life and in high society that few have ever seen. laura: let's get some business for you now. kate, we will start out in brazil. this is a country seeking further -- sinking further and further into recession. they are stuck in the worst recession in its history. the president whose low approval ratings are linked to the economic instability him has been trying to rein in public spending and reform the pension system. julia sieger reports. economy --esilience brazil's economy, according to
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government figures, shrank by 3.6% in 2016 alone. it wasow 8% smaller than in december 2014. experts say one of the priorities is to restore investor confidence. >> it is fundamental that we attract foreign capital to brazil. and start the development of privatization to attract investment. we have little savings. thetal is essential so that growth of investment in brazil gets going again. >> the country was once one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. as growth in china began to slow, so did demand for its key exports, including oil, soy, and metal, and prices began to fall. another important factor is the country's political instability as well as corruption that has plagued brazil society and
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government. some experts worry about the social repercussions of this as unemployment has recently reached a record 12.6%. that's about our teen million people out of work. there are hints of recovery underway. monthly inflation rates suggest prices are stabilizing while interest rates are falling at a faster pace than expected. economicnce in u.s. growth could also be a boost for the rest of the region and help drive up to modesty prices. let's check on the markets, european stocks closing broadly lower. the auto setting -- auto sector leading gains. street is also struggling this session after last week's record-breaking trade. investors cautious on the u.s. trade deficit, widening to a five-year high. trade barriers will hurt global growth.
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the international organization slightly increased its outlook for the global economy, expecting faster growth. growth overall is about 3.3% this year, thanks to improvements in business and consumer confidence. the geneva motor show is getting underway, bringing together the biggest brands in the motor industry. buying's parent company opal and another company for $2.2 million. it's the biggest event of the year in the european motor industry. ,icking off this year's edition volkswagen unveiled a new electric self driving car which it says could revolutionize the way we travel. >> i cannot say when it is going to be available. but we are working very hard on this new type of automobile. part of a car is
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marketing strategy to present the new face of the company. this as volkswagen is still reeling from the fallout of its emissions scandal. exactlyhard to know what the long-term implications are going to be, but it seems like volkswagen is beginning to move past that point. consumers seem to be forgetting a little bit about that, but certainly we see more charges in criminal cases that will be pending in the united states and elsewhere. reporter: the european car market is in good shape once again after record sales in 2016. peugeot is among the companies to enjoy renewed growth after his parent company announced it was buying opal from general motors for 2.2 billion euros. this less than five years after its bailout by china and the french government. >> we made a long way, i would say. decided nevermore. reporter: peugeot had more
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reasons to celebrate on monday. their car was named car was named carl the year by european motoring journalist. kate: on the minds of many carmakers in geneva, brexit and donald trump's proposed import taxes and how they could affect their business. be good news for workers at its newly acquired brand. the head of marketing and sales of bmw said his firm is concerned about the rise of protectionism but is prepared to deal with possible changes in u.s. policy. >> we are obviously looking at the situation there and we are a clear advocate of free trade around the world. the largestct exporter of automotive vehicles from the united states. we export around $10 billion our planty year from in south carolina. that tells you that our footprint there is very strong,
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and we want to continue to work in that way. kate: the trump administration is facing fresh controversy in his ties to exxon mobil. manufacturing would create 45,000 jobs in u.s. states around the gulf of mexico. the white house quickly released its own statement applauding what it described as an ambitious program, but it was the sixth paragraph that caught many eyes, the paragraph there was copied almost exactly word for word from the exxon mobil press release. secretary of state rex tillerson is the former ceo of exxon mobil, a fact not lost on many trump critics. three-dimensional printers are being used to create everything from guns to prosthetic limbs. now one start of his use one to build an entire house in just 24 hours. the company has worked with russian engineering partners to
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build this igloo style home. it's 38 square meters big, about 400 square feet. unlike other 3-d printed buildings, this one was built entirely on site and was completed in just a day. about $10,000.of the home includes a kitchen, living room, that's room, and electric wiring. laura: pretty incredible. thank you very much indeed, kate moody there with the business. stay with us, more news ahead right after this. qwueeewep@1@1pxxxxxx3w3wñp
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037/17 03/07/17 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from pacifica, this is democracy now! >> this new executive order stigmatizes the face of islam and muslims. it does not make america any safer. amy: president trump has signed a new executive order temporarily banning all refugees as well as people from six majority muslim countries from entering the united states. we will get the latest. then we speak to gavin grimm, a transgender high school student at the cenenter of a landmamark


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