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birthday karl marx for twenty one special. and the documentary marks and his years g w. d w news live from berlin a new plans for an internet tax hit a roadblock the e.u. accuses companies like apple and google of awarding taxes the member states failed to agree to the idea of a tax that would apply everywhere also coming up a terminally ill british toddler in the heart of a legal battle one of the die elfie evans had
a rare brain disease judges agreed with doctors that life support should be withdrawn against his parents' wishes. and russia says it's a floating nuclear power plant is key to opening up the arctic but as its maiden voyage begins environmentalists warn it could become a floating sure noble. i met hermit it is good to have you with us a european union plan to tax internet giants has run into resistance the e.u. says online giants like amazon facebook google and apple haven't been paying their fair share in taxes the companies earn money across the block but report their profits in the member states with the lowest tax rates but a proposed three percent tax that applies throughout the e.u.
has some members worried and at a meeting in bulgaria to discuss the proposal even germany appeared to shy away from its once enthusiastic backing has more on that plan. when journalists at this press conference in severe use google the company makes a profit in bulgaria the search engine though pays its taxes elsewhere usually where there aren't many to pay some say in tax havens anyone knows that it is more of a question that the biggest companies of what the times i'm not really. contributing to the public duties we have to follow the digital giants. are not being the same. if you want to explain that to the cities and. good luck. google kills its european profits at its headquarters in ireland apple paid a fraction of its profits in tax there in twenty fourteen the european commission
wants digital companies above a certain size to also have to pay tax when they make money smaller e.u. member states are skeptical. so it's quite complicated so we're on the cautious side there is only e.u. countries i'm from and then than this digital tax will have very little effect. but if the e.u. does impose the tax it could lead to further strain ties with the us with it expected to generate relatively low returns some in the bloc are asking if it's really worth it. let's take a look now at some other stories making news around the world. thousands of taking to the streets in pamplona spain they're protesting after five men accused of raping a young woman and the twenty six year running of the bulls were convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse cases sparked anger given increased reports of sex attacks feel that. russia iran and turkey say they will work
together to ensure syria is not divided up amid efforts to end the country's civil war in moscow russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said u.s. led missile attacks on syrian government targets two weeks ago had set back efforts for a political solution. you. see the terminally ill toddler at the heart of a long running legal battle has died in a british hospital alfie evans had a rare brain disorder the doctors said was incurable his parents took the case to course after children's hospital decided life support should be withdrawn against their wishes. a tiny boy a short life a big impact. these liverpudlians have come to pay their respects to alfie evans. he was less than two years old and suffering from a degenerative neurological condition. when doctors concluded no more could be done
for him his parents had a series of legal battles to keep him alive in the end the court agreed with the doctors they with your life support on monday now a heartbreaking announcement via facebook from alfie's father tom my gladiator laid out his shield and gained his wings at two thirty absolutely heartbroken. many of the tyler supporters believe the doctors gave up too easily. to do so. corrupt. government full of or not he. didn't do something. so i think the whole liverpool were saddened by the news this morning. by. really by the by the way today and the fact they wouldn't have to take the take the little boy you. think. i'm i was
just. so yeah obviously it's not in harboring them. that we do support them as a city as. the case attracted international attention with the pope weighing in and inviting his father to the vatican. i wish to repeat and strongly confirm that the only master of life from the beginning until the natural and is god. really it is our duty. it is our duty to do everything to nurture life. this case has sparked a fierce debate in the u.k. over who should make decisions for a child's health but for hundreds of people in liverpool on saturday it was time to come together and remember an all too short life. and for some more on this
story children phil from the age of you news desk is joining me here in the studio surely there's been really unprecedented huge publicity about this case vocal support keeping for keeping alfie alive coming notably from the vatican what about the debate yeah this really is a case that grabbed whyld wide attention i mean this is every parent's worst nightmare so just of all to find that your young son suffers from red to generative neurological condition and then to have to enjoy months of a go battles back and forth over whether or not life support can be withdrawn from him yes indeed the pope is one of those that's that's waded into this battle he's expressed his support on several occasions for the family and in fact he's twisted the smalling shortie off with on the wealthy and at the last his fight in the paper i'm deeply moved by the death of little alfie today i pray especially if his parents has got the father receives him in his tend to embrace and i think it's
important to sort of back at the role of the vatican and it's early in this fight is he in fact granted the citizenship meaning that he could then go to italy easier it is hope to find the easy way for him to to go to italy where a hospital linked to the vatican has said that it would allow him to remain on life support it was decided there not only in the u.k. courts but also by the european court of human rights that that wasn't fair on alfie it was thought that that was unfairly put on his life and it was decided that the. it could remove his life that well i mean by the same token there is a lot of unfairness by his family and their supporters about the decision to make to take him off of life support you kind of philistine about how this played out in the public doesn't show you can imagine emotions have been running extremely high throughout the the months of the track to the legal battles throughout this case not only from the family have been very very vocal in the press issuing very
emotive statements but also from the public as well i mean over the last couple of weeks we've seen protests outside the hospital on monday notably that several dozen people tried to storm the hospital they had to be reminded that there are there are a number of other sick children in this hospital and they were to keep calm in fact the situation became such a volatile of the press the police had to issue a statement after a lot of online abuse aimed at the hospital and stuff people to keep calm as this really is a something that's that's got a lot of people in the public very upset there are days it has to be said he really come out in support of the hospital as well they've had to make an extremely difficult decision under a lot of public scrutiny and pressure and have been those who few priests praised the way behaved right now briefly if you could this is the second time in his many years that a sort of you know sick child saga has racked britain and really the world to think that any changes in how they do the n.h.s.
or others might deal with such situations become i think because your friend who is is charlie god he is an eleven month eleven month old boy his parents were trying to send him to america for new experimental treatments to deal with with his illness it was decided that he will say wouldn't be sent abroad that was despite again intervention from the vatican the parents generally in the u.k. their rights to make decisions for the children are protected in law having said that though if that comes into conflict with what the hospitals believe if they think that the parents are making the wrong decision not in the interest of the child they can then go to the call. the courts have the final say on what's best for that child as painful as it is i think it's likely that we've seen it once we've now seen it twice that that is is going to remain the case. right charlotte chills and pill thanks for a piece up to speed on what has been a very difficult last few weeks. but russia has launched a controversial voting nuclear power plant which it says is the first ship of its kind it's been under construction for years in st petersburg but now it's headed to
the arctic sea where russia needs vast amounts of electricity to tap the rich deposits of oil and gas in the region around the north pole. russia's floating nuclear power plant makes its way out to sea and development since two thousand and seven the academic lemon us off cost around a half a billion euros it's builders say it's safe. this power plant incorporates all of the best features of traditional nuclear plants it's protected from all kinds of natural and technical dangers. the ship is said to play a key role in russia's plans to develop the arctic it will supply vast amounts of electricity and warmth to far flung locations and to power oil refineries and desalination plants. environmentalists warn of the potential dangers
greenpeace has dubbed it a floating churn noble. its maiden voyage takes it around scandinavia to reach months in russia's far north that's where its nuclear reactors will be fueled late next month next year the vessel will travel ten thousand kilometers across the arctic to pay that consider it will provide power to the remote mining town and to oil rakes for now the ship is one of a kind that russia says fifteen other countries are showing interest in the technology. for football is something of a religion for many people around the world and in argentina one club has recreated michelangelo's famous painting in the sistine chapel. using the likenesses of superstars like do you know donna and leo messi now fans who worship the football legends just have to walk up to them. mesi any merit gone up to
trade as the iconic figures of adam and god in michelangelo's masterpiece argentina's two football stars already have heavenly status in the country anymore lies in the two on this ceiling along with other argentinian stars is an effort to motivate the next class of up and comers. a group in the club now has the top figures in the world of football messi america and the others who have beside the also excellent players with a very good foot would. be always prioritised good with the kids so who better to look at you know these players when they're doing it already know. the sports club paid around twenty thousand u.s. dollars to complete the artwork and its president believes every generation will look up and be inspired. to grow old kids ones on the ones that love football want to be like idols when he plays. today the kids who play here have messi. and the
adults who come also share our idols. and would have moved doesn't come off you look at the sky and when you ask god for helping hand you have so many of them here to choose from on this event and if they did till near a dollar known for the hand of god won the world cup in one thousand nine hundred six with argentina well messi has yet to win the greatest trophy but could also a sin to the same heights at the finals in russia this summer. much more news to come up because so painting purchased by twenty five thousand online buyers has been put on display in a swiss museum is the first major work of art to be on collectively by an online community the owners of picasso's musketeer busts each pay about sixty five euros in return they can all visit the painting at the geneva modern art museum for free all. the owners are listed next to the painting. finally
a masterpiece of art that was once considered obscene reclining nude. it set a world record for a pre-sale estimate an auction. house expects it to sell for one hundred fifty million dollars in new york. but it might fetch even more and that's your news from more news coming up at the top of the hour after a short break we've got. the whole. world. i'm not proud of they will not succeed in dividing us not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we're tired of these dictatorships. taking the stand global news that matters. made from minds.