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>> welcome to france 24. you're watching live from paris. it's 1:0000 p.m. in the french capital. these are the headlines. theresa may clinches a deal with the dudu p after recent electios left her weekendnd in parliamen. president meets emmanuel macron at the elysees palace. france doesn't accept the
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annexation of crimea and calls for talks on ukraine. survivors for continues in colombia after a tourist boat capsizes. died and 28have others are missing. prime minister theresa may has clinched a deal with northern ireland's democratic unionist party. the accord comes after the british prime minister's hand was weakened in parliament after rececent elections lefeft her wa minority in government. details of the deal are not immediately clear. receive ireland will financial support of one billion pounds over the next two years as part of the agreement.
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>> today we have reached an agreement with the conservative party on support for government in parliament. will operate to deliver a stable government in the united kingdom's national interest at this vital time. on the basis of advancing the security of our nation, building prosperity for exit frompporting an the european union that benefits all parts of the united kingdom. we are joining our correspondent in london. when theresa may called for a snap election she said she wanted a firmer hand when dealing with brexit negotiations. will she have that now? >> she won't have a firmer one had she not called the election. she has somewhat of a firm hand.
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has a majority in parliament. the early general election. she could have gone on until 2020. she called the election on the eighth of june. she didn't get the absolute majority. she got 300 18 mps. that was a short of what she needed. she needed a partner. the partner she has just struck a deal with is the unionist party, the dup. the democraticic unionists of nonorthern ireland. what is the cost of that deal? one billion pounds in the next two years will go to northern ireland's infrastructure. i'i've hundrdred million will ao help northern ireland. that''s whatat we know so far.r. the dup will publish the details of the deal later on today. the u.k. government will publish
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details of the deal today. there will be people who will not be happy with this. it shows the british government is not an impartial mediator in this deal. let's be very clear. there is no coalition. -- what isi c could called a confident and supply arrangement. the dup will support the conservative minority government on key votes. getting with the queen's speech. it is read by the queen but it is written by the government. that gives the political legislative agenda of the government. that has to get the majority. the dup will vote with the government and support it in order for teresa's mays government to be able to govern. the briritish government will release a document on the rights of eu
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citizens living in the united kingdom. what more can you tell us on this document? >> we need to await the publication of that document. it's an awful lot of questions. that wasno doubt always going to be formidable. that wasas dominated by the legislation needed to enshrined eu legislation into british legislation. parliamentary life will be dominated by brexixit. we got details on thursday afternoooon presented unilateray by the united kingdom's prime minister in brussels to ththe eu leaders. it got lukewarm reception. know w from last thursday that any eu citizen living in the united kingdom for five years will be entitled to u.k. settled status whihich will entitle them to education, health and other
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benefits. we don't know who will oversee that process. may wants it to be the british courts. the other eu 27 want it to be the european court of justice. what happepens if you get divorced. to yourpens grandchildren? a lot of questions. the 15 page document that will be presented and published this afternoon. we await that statement by the prime minister. >> thank you for the update. ukraine's president was in the french capital. he met with emmanuel macron at the elysees palace. -- visagreed to visa to free travel for ukrainian citizens. his visit to paris taking place
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after a visit to the white house last week. at a joint press conference emmanuel macron said france didn't recognize the annexation of crimea and called for a normandy formamat of talks. herbert is here. you were listening to the press conference. do you think he will leave a happy man? >> he's on a bit of a diplomatic role right now. he's fresh from talks with donald trump. the u.s. stepped up sanctions on a bunch of russian individuals and entities. have justthey extended sanctions against russia for another six months. a lot of diplomatic successes under his belt. the reality remains the war, the itslict in ukraine is in fourth year. it is a grinding conflict. there is still no resolution in sight. the so-called minsk accords
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which are supposed to withdraw heavy weapons, respect of the borders on both sides. all of that is not just a work in progress. totally stalemated on the ground. the actual conflict itself if anything has been escalating in recent months. kickstart the normandy format talks. that is shorthand for the countries that first met in russia,rance, germany, ukraine getting together again. emmanuel macron was very clear today. reiterating france will not recognize russia's annexation of crimea. he says he doesn't want to talk for the sake of talking. he wants concrete results and tangible progress.
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he wants progress. he's going to propose withdrawal of troops. he's going to propose that tangible results can be shown. >> he wants this format of talks to happen before the g 20 summit in early july. >> it's a tall order. he is trying to strike a pragmatic note. these talks are essentially in a stalemate right now. even as the conflict on the ground is still very much an ongoing firing across the demarcation line. to resolve that conflict have been dead in the water. he wants to convene this before the g 20. we are talking hamburg next week. it's a very tight time frame. the emphasis is to get everyone around the table.
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he was pretty tough with vladimir putin. we don't know what he said to him behind the scenes. said russia had invaded ukraine. he's not going to give much slack to either side. be tough with the ukrainians and russians. >> on the domestic front in he wanted to clean up corruption. has he been successful on any of that? todayn emmanuel macron paid tribute to him for making progress in certain sectors. the banking sector, ruling out corruption which has hobbled every type of government reform until now. he says there are still big sectors where work remains.
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the economy. last year. it has actually been growing. inflation was coming down. there has been a spanner thrown into the works this year. you had a rail blockade instigated by angry ukrainian army veterans who blockaded the rail lines coming from the east where the call and the steel is made. the industrial heartland of ukraine towards the west. they were totally against the fact that kiev was trying to do any business with the west. now it's unofficial blockade and there are a lot of questions about how to ease that locate. there are a lot of ordinary citizens living in the east that may not be wedded to the separatists. it's a major question and it has been dampening ukrainian economic growth. it's going to remain a very big issue. at least nine people have
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died and 28 others are missing in the colombian city of medellin after a tourist boat capsized on sunday. helicopters searched for survivors. jet skis were rushed to the scene to avoid a deadlieier trtragedy. sharonon gaffnfney reports.. >> crew memembers dedesperately tried to keep the vessel afloat werere the tourist boat was carrying 170 passengers when it encountered difficulty in a reservoir in northwestern colombia. a major rescue operation involving the national air force and firefighters was launched but the boat sank within minutes. we were with our family when we heard the screams and the noise. you can see the boat was thinking. all you could he was the top of it.
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all the other boats started heading out so they could pull people out of the water. some of the survivors were in a very bad state. they were desperate and tried to climb on top of each other to get out. it was incredible to see all of the survivors start arriving. helpone pulled together to out. it was such a sad and tragic experience. >> almost 100 people were rescued and 40 others managed to make their way back to shore. it's unclear what caused the vessels to sink. officials have denied reports it was overloaded. many of the passengers were not wearing life jackets. at least 1800 people have been forced to evacuate in southern spain after forest fires broke out late saturday. the blaze has threatened a national park in the region. the fire comes a week after 64
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people died in forest fires in neighboring portugal. both countries are suffering from high temperatures and the lack of rain. the chinese president will visit hong kong this thursday. it's a trip to commemorate 20 years since the city was handed back to china by britain. tensions are already mounting. pro-democracy protesters draped a black flag over a statue which symbolizes the handover. they chanted that hong kong's semiautonomous status has been a lie for the past 20 years. >> it's one of the symbols of the handover of hong kong to china. the golden statue. pro-democracy activists have covered it with a large black cloth in protest ahead of the chinese president's visit. >> we will welcome him with demonstrations and rallies here and we hope to send a message at
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now is the time to let hong kong people have democracy. when britain handed hong kong back to china in 1997 the one country to systems deal was agreed upon. regiongreed to let the decided zone own policies including freedom of speech. there are increasing concerns that 20 years later beijing is trampling on this agreement. things came to a head with the pro-democracy umbrella movement. one country to systems has been a lie. they accuse beijing of infringing on their rights and meddling in local politics including the election of a pro-china candidate as the chief executive. many problems are rooted in this government. and the central government. as well as continuing to push
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for democratic reforms, some activists have begun calling for a referendum on independence. a move sure to annoy beijing. >> time for business news. you are starting out in japan where to conduct has filed for -- takata has filed for bankruptcy. has decided to restructure the company after fixing billions of euro's in liability after their faulty product caused the biggest safety recall in automobile history and left more than a dozen people dead. they were placed in at least 100 million cars. airbag inflator is that could propel shrapnel. least 180injured at people and killed at least 16 others. their maker, the japanese company takata has been
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recalling faulty products. keep up with liabilities, the ceo said declaring bankruptcy was the only way for the manufacturer to ensure that the recalls continue. safety parts of for the automobile industry or failure to maintain a safe supply would have a major impact. >> in declaring bankruptcy to cut it has cleared the way to be bought. it was interested because of its other businesses including seat else and steering wheel manufacturing. forill pay one $.6 billion the company. one billion of which will cover a u.s. find for concealing the airbags problem. to.utomakers have been most of the money will go to reimbursing them for replacing the faulty parts. shuttering the 84-year-old
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company had become inevitable. >> given the severe business environment i think it's unavoidable for the company to decide to file for bankruptcy. >> tokyo's stock exchange the listed takata. the stock plummeted amid rumors the manufacturer was going belly up. in italy the government is bailing out regional banks. the decision comes days after the european central bank warned that these banks were about to fail. the government has made billions immediately available. the final cost could be as much a 17 billion. the prime minister has defended the decision which has been approved by the european commission. a 17 billion.
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>> it reached a level that required intervention in order to avoid the risks to everyone. this intervention is obviously directed at favoring account holders. those who work in these banks and in general in favor of the economy and territory. >> shares rose more than 3%. european markets are trading strongly this monday with higher oil prices propping up the energy sector.
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let's take a look at some more business stories. more than 4% after activist investors unveiled 1.3% of the company shares. the hedge fund called on the company to buyback stocks as part of a broad shakeup. estimatesing the cost of the nuclear plant project after the british parliamentary watchdog called the deal risky and expensive. the plan has been plagued by delays. on track to becoming the first u.s. state to have its credit rating downgraded to junk status because of its deficit. s&p global ratings has warned it will lower the state's credit fail tos if lawmakers
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agree on a state budget for a third straight year. illinois faces a $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills. time for the press review. you're starting out with british government. positions negotiation will be released to the eu later this monday. be sending a 15 page plan. a rather unfortunate juxtaposition on the front page. the queen and prince philip. the bold headline, may aims to throw eu inmates after brexit. the paper does not take the queen is an inmate herself. it's an unfortunate positioning of picture and title. the government is sending that 15 page plan to the eu.
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it will outline britain's position on migrant rights according to the british daily telegraph and will form the basis for negotiations between the british government and the eu over the coming weeks. details, david davis will ask the eu to continue providing european health insurance to british citizens after brexit. if the eu refuses they are the 100 55 flip million pounds a year bill in order to ensure details, that ie coverage is continued. the eu court of justice will no longer have jurisdiction over eu citizens living in britain after brexit. the british government is going hard in these negotiations. moving on to turkey. the government is taking sides in the conflict with qatar. >> that's right. the standoff with saudi arabia continues.
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allies are demanding that don't have seed to a list of demands. turkey has been stepping up its game. the president announced sunday qatare will publicly back according to the daily paper. he called saudi arabia's approach ugly. the government is preparing to send up to 1000 troops to qatar and has our descent a vessel containing 4000 tons of food aid after saudi arabia cut off all food imports and exports. ankara is playing this mediator role in a muslim world conflict. no doubt at least for erdogan who is in desperate need of some good publicity. this is how he wants to be portrayed. donald trump is preparing to
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meet the president of india. aheadot of anticipation of that meeting. a clash of the giants. they are quite similar. both outsiders. both elected on populist agendas. confrontising to islamist terrorism and stand up to china. they are also immensely proficient on social media. the real question is will this meeting spot a budding romance or will it be a political one night stand. that remains to be seen over the next few days. the question the new indian express is asking is what version of trump will he received? will he get the twitter version or the more presidential version -- presidential version?
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is curiously low key. even if trump has tweeted his excitement for the meeting they might clash on issues like which ishe visa extremely popular with indian workers coming to the u.s. >> a new foodie movement. as flexible know it arian. that beingn reports a vegetarian really resonates with me. when it comes to your drinking activity when it comes to eating society tends to judge you a lot more harshly. if you are a vegetarian and you might have the occasional craving for a chicken burger you are considered a failure. a new movement aims to blur those lines. they advocate healthy food choices and want to provide a
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safe space for vegetarians who occasionally want to eat meat without all the backlash that comes with it. isolate carnivorous a photo oft's end on the world's longest sausage. a group of watchers in southeast france belonging to the association called the brotherhood of the sausage have broken the world record for the longest sausage. it took eight hours and one ton of meat to make this sausage measuring over one kilometer. sadly it won't make the guinness book of records because there was too much red tape. the association was formed after a drunken night 13 years ago by a bunch of butchers. all the proceeds from their feet will go to local charities. >> you can follow previous editions of the press review on
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france we are taking a short break. stay with us. more to come.
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