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this is. from berlin tonight a man wanted for treason in spain his fate is in the hands of german judges prosecutors here in germany have cleared the way for judges to rule whether or not the former president. can be extradited to spain he's wanted by madrid on charges of rebellion and leaving kind of alone push to secede also coming out of the war in yemen these are the world's worst humanitarian crisis millions are on the verge of starvation hosting
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a donor conference to help ease the suffering and calling on all sides to stop the fighting. and france is plunged into travel chaos thousands of commuters are stranded as. a series of strong. over president plans to modernize the economy. it's good to have you with the former catalan separatist leader. is facing an uncertain fate tonight he's currently sitting in a german prison after his arrest by police while driving into germany from denmark and then a setback for the secessionist leader a german prosecutor just a few hours ago asked for him to be extradited to spain there he faces charges of rebellion and treason. a crime that carries
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a maximum sentence of thirty years it is now up to a regional court in germany to decide whether or not to grant the extradition request. what's in store this year for the former catalan leader for now. remains behind the walls of this detention center in northern germany. and that's likely to remain the case after prosecutors in the state of schleswig called stein found spain's extradition request to be legally admissible. we take whether the statutory offenses listed in the european arrest warrant namely rebellion and misuse of public funds correspond to the offenses under german law of high treason misappropriation. we came to the conclusion that there is a correspondent. just over a week ago who travel to finland from his self-imposed exile in belgium to attend a conference and meet game makers are facing arrest by finishing with dorothy's he
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tried to return to belgium. but police detained him shortly after he crossed the danish german border ever since handfuls of his supporters have been demonstrating outside the northern german detention center where he's now being held. but we got them there if you remember i see extradition is a betrayal of the european union's values. as a politician with ideals that oppose those of the spanish government or the differences of the basis of a coexistence in europe on thank. you it will be. the case no lines with. a regional court if its judges approved extradition his lawyers could take the matter to germany's constitutional court so it could be weeks possibly months before a final decision. are joining us here in the studio now is our correspondent kate
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brady he is good to see you there's a lot to pack out in this story we've got german judges deciding whether or not to extradite this may they have to decide whether or not the charges in spain are comparable to something that could be charged against him here exactly and that's what this public prosecutor. said today but that's now in the hands of the highest court. those charges were rebellion and misuse of public funds so now it's up to the court to see if that's actually satisfaction . rather than necessary substance to actually implement this request for extradition. i mean another word for that is treason right there saying that he has done and he has done something an act that goes against the state constitution of spain exactly and there is the argument from this prosecutor that german
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law that high treason means that. there had been recognition of that there would be violence so that there would be violence as a result they still sedition and they said that through him deciding to hold this. independence referendum last october and he was aware that that would result in violence so he knew what the consequences of his actions could be this is much more than just a matter for the courts this is also politicized and it is explosive on the e.u. level we've got the german government and the e.u. saying this is not our problem this is not our fears how long can that last exactly so far we've seen germany rating trying to stand by and you try to to in this and we already heard from the german government last week that very keen to keep the separation from the judicial system in germany and politics a very wise is
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a political issue but also a judicial decision and they said of course they would be a legal affront if the german government were to then stop meddling in any decision that comes out of the court. but mr which of all he wants this to become and you decision right or easy you issue he has said time and time again that he went to belgium where brussels is the he says the capital of the e.u. because he wants e.u. norms and laws to be considered in this case because and as we've been hearing from some protesters as well now has been some finger pointing from some some protesters asking why because he was arrested in germany when he had travel tour of the country but of course that is back worth bearing in mind that that. arrest warrant was reactivated by spain the day before he was arrested in germany and of course it wasn't the government that her rested him yeah i mean it's interesting he was also
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coming from finland through didn't mark him in those countries he was not the rest of the you know there are lots of twists and turns with this story. correspondent thanks very much for helping us understand. well saudi arabia is also one of the key players in the war that is raging in yemen the un has urged the kingdom and all warring sides to reach a political settlement to end the conflict this as the u.n. held a donor conference that raised more than two billion dollars to help yemenis depended on food aid of three years of fighting a claim to around ten thousand lives and left millions on the verge of famine the proxy war between the saudi backed government and iranian backed rebels has also driven an estimated two million people from their homes the u.n. says that the number of yemenis in need of assistance is constantly rise ayesha is a mother to five young children. and she's also alone in the world since her
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husband died she has to track for two hours every day just to fetch water from a well. she struggles to look after her family. had things which before the war even if you didn't have much money you could buy things but prices have skyrocketed i don't know how i'm going to buy food. for. years of conflict in yemen has devastated the country thousands are dead and millions driven from their homes two thirds of the population that's nineteen million yemenis need humanitarian assistance according to a u.n. report from last year. of the country has no access to clean running water. that's caused a widespread cholera epidemic. yemen's health care system is under extreme
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strain the young are worst hit. but a little bit what would even before the war more than one in five newborns died now the death rate can hit seventy percent because of the current situation in the country yet at a center. for ayesha and her family the future looks bleak without help an already critical situation could become desperate. in france three months of rolling strikes by rail workers is underway and they've taken to the streets of paris to protest president manuel micron's efforts to modernize one of europe's top economists the stoppages will hit productivity and just as a report revealed today that foreign investment in france has hit a ten year high investors see the country on the road to reform ask the french and health only shake their heads. tuesday morning at the gods are leon
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a major train station in paris. it's the first day of rolling strikes which are likely to continue for months. for some of the cuts is catastrophic something needs to be done we're victims we haven't done anything wrong we need to get to work like everyone else this is normal. france's national rail operator s.n.c.f. says the strike will halt eighty five percent of france's high speed trains and three out of four regional trains. said i don't think we stopped at every train station no direct trains a commuter was unwell and here i am heading to work and needing to rush and they used it as. the walk out as a serious test for french president calls reform agenda to protest these plans the country's four main rail unions are planning to strike two days a week through june but again i am reminding travelers to postpone their trips as
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possible if they didn't receive a text message confirming their train is running now almost at the fifty that he'll . come and it's not just train workers electricity gas and sanitation workers in france are also taking part. here's a miller stories now that are making headlines around the world saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salmond says that israelis have a right to a homeland it's a noticeable shift in the kingdom's position towards the jewish state saudi arabia does not recognize israel but ties between the two countries have improved noticeably in recent years russian president vladimir putin is in the turkish capital ankara for talks with president richard pryor pair to one it is putin's first trip abroad since winning reelection last month on wednesday the two men will be joined by the president of iran for a summit on syria. britain's military research center says it has been unable to
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prove the nerve agent used to poison a russian double agent last month was indeed produced in russia but the chief executive there did say that the substance no biggio would have been too difficult to create by any source other than a struck by. she says. a passer by capture that now folks believe it or not the truck driver and the train crew are said to be ok while. president all drunk u.s. president all drunk says that he will deploy u.s. troops to guard the border with mexico until a wall can be built the statement comes as trump seeks to put pressure on mexico to stop a large group of migrants from reaching the u.s. border those migrants mainly from honduras plan to either apply for asylum in the u.s. or try to enter the country illegally. just some of the twelve hundred migrants
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from central america bone for the u.s. border they've received a warm welcome as they passed through mexico the procession is named after the catholic priest a ritual the stations of the cross that has occurred on nearly for the last ten years in protest against the kidnappings extortion and this to reach the u.s. . to support those who stayed behind. not long ago my brother was killed border with the military that's a big step for. the mexican government says it has already sent four hundred mark just for the first time for griffin g. status to those who qualify but it's suggestion that it is not up to mexico to stand in the way of refugees but for the u.s. it's likely only to inflate sango. and here is a reminder of the top story that we're following for you the german prosecutors have applied to have former president extradited to spain the separatist leader is
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currently being held in a german prison he's accused of rebellion in spain over the campaign for independence for the region of catalonia. i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day if you see it that. we make up oh but we watch as. the and type. of some of the stuff. they want to show the continent. that's part of it and join our youngsters as they share their stories their dreams and their challenges the seventy seven percent platform for africa.

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