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big moments in the life of a great fashion designer when a song smash out of it starts september ninth w. . this is the w. news live from berlin a u.s. ruling threatens to bring a chemical giant to its name is a dying man awarded almost three hundred million dollars after a jury says the monsanto weed killer gave him cancer the company is facing thousands of similar lawsuits will find out what it all means for one santow and for its german earnings and also on the program protests in romania turning violent
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is thousands call for the government's resignation police have been responding with tear gas and rubber bullets injuring hundreds. hello and welcome my name is christopher spring a good to have you with us a jury in the united states in the u.s. state of california has found monsanto weed killers guilty of causing terminal cancer in a plaintiff the jury ordered the chemicals giant which is now owned by germany's bya to pay two hundred and fifty million dollars in punitive damages plus thirty nine million in compensation cultural forces in san francisco fast track the case because the man is dying to wayne johnson had used the weed killer in his job as a groundskeeper. did roundup pro or ranger pro fail to
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perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would have expected when used or misused in an intended or reasonably foreseeable way answer yes was the roundup pro or ranger a pro design a substantial factor in causing harm to mr johnson answer yes. what amount of punitive damages if any do you award to mr johnson answer two hundred fifty million dollars i'm glad to be here to be able to help with a cause is way bigger than me so hopefully it is they will start to get the attention that it needs to get rice opposed to make a good choice every major known human carcinogen had a moment mike this moment when the science finally caught up when they could no longer bury it where people had to actually look at it and say we have
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a problem and this case is that moment. and this case is also the first such ruling on monsanto's round up weed killer which contains the ingredient choli for state on centers new german own a bio believes the jury is mistaken though and will be appealing let's get more on all this now from detroit news hannah cleaver who's been looking into it all for us first of all tell us a little bit more about round up what kind of product is this it's been the most commonly used kenna around the world for ages it's been in use for more than forty years people spray all over the place people use it in gardens but also around the i mean if i could cut for use it's everywhere so this isn't just relevant for the u.s. this is this has local relevance it does it's been controversial there for a long time and people of inciting to make claims that it could be damaging to human health also and there are a number of countries around the world who have which have been banning it or at
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least severely restricting its use certainly in public spaces public parks specifically life for site to life a site based we kill its life a status ingredient that's in. products like roundup which is the monsanto product that was on the stand so to speak in this particular case and it as i mentioned it's the first such ruling in the u.s. but it's significant also in the. that there are thousands of other similar lawsuits yes is the first we're going to actually can make a connection between roundup and cancer and that's really important but yeah there are thousands of people lining up who make similar claims in who will be making similar legal claims there are people who back toss action suits that could become a huge rolling ball i mean people make comparisons to the the the cases that were made against tobacco companies but this is this particular case is going to pretty much stay in the courts because as i mentioned bio the owner the german owners of
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monsanto have said the jury is mistaken on this we're going to be appealing it right i don't want to pay they don't want to pay this the mr johnson who was in court yesterday they don't want to pay any of the people who are lining up they say that their life is say it is not cost and agenda what's interesting though is that one of the a main arguments that was made in court wasn't that the life of say to yourself is a chemical is custody genic but the combination within round up of the life of satan another chemical which is used to get the can they weaken it to go into the least that combination is what was causing cancer so it will be interesting to see how much science is actually making it make makes it way its way into the court and whether this can really be entangled and you will continue to keep tabs on it for a so do w's hannah cleaver many thanks come. now it's been a tense twenty four hours in remaining with hundreds injured in clashes between police and and government protesters tens of thousands rallying in the capital book
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arrests and also in other cities across the country to demand the government's resignation the protesters blame the ruling social democrats for endemic corruption in romania and also low wages the protests will organized by groups of romanians who work abroad they say their country's corruption and poor financial prospects effectively force them to emigrate. by. a night of violence in the romanian capital leaving hundreds injured. bucharest police fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters after some tried to force their way through to government buildings. it had started as a peaceful day of demonstrations the crowd swelled by thousands of romanian ex-pats . they'd return to voice anger of what they say has forced them to leave the country low wages a lack of opportunity and above all government corruption. but what
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i'd like to change first the corrupted leaders in romania then the living standard a decent one. right age and it was one of them is that the government must grant us the possibility to be a normal country i came from bilbao in spain just for this protest of romanians living abroad we're fed up we must be united victory for romania what happened to romania. protesters are demanding that the ruling social democratic party resign and call early elections earlier this year government attempts to wind back anti corruption laws sparked outrage inside the country now romania's powerful diaspora is joining the fight around four million romanians work abroad that's around a fifth of the population many are now hoping to force change in one of europe's most corruption plagued countries. time now to catch up with some of the other stories making the news around the wild police in the united states say
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a suicidal airline employee stole an empty passenger plane on friday and then crashed it into an island near seattle to hit the plane while unable to prevent it from coming down and sparking off a fire official say the pilot was likely to have died in the crash. there's no end in sight to california's wildfire c. with a rapidly moving blaze breaking out north of san francisco and destroying dozens of hectares of land two major fires elsewhere in the state's north have been mostly contained but a massive blaze in the state's south has nearly doubled in size. turkish president wretch of time out of one is vowing to defy the united states as washington presses . a jailed american cleric on friday u.s. president trump doubled his country's tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum imports ending the country's currency tumbling with turkey falling deeper into economic
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crisis and one has again called on to exchange their dollars in euros for lira in a bid to shore up the turkish currency. president tried to reassure a nervous public saying his government had the situation under control he promised turkey would ward off what he called an attack from abroad and called for an international struggle. if anyone has dollars euros or gold under their pillows they should go exchange it for turkish and here is it our banks this is a national domestic battle this will be my people's response to those who have waged an economic war against its. president trying to impose sanctions on turkey because of its refusal to allow an american pastor andrew bronson to return to the u.s. try and strengthen the sanctions in a twitter announcement which adds insult to injury in turkey's growing economic crisis. turkey accuses brunson of espionage and terrorist activity despite
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sustained economic growth the lira has lost more than a third of its value the turkish population is bearing the brunt. of course where frayed our income has less words and prices are rising for food too that's worrying . the turkish finance minister promised state influence on the central bank would be diminished in a bid to win back investor confidence but it's unclear whether this will have a calming effect on the markets. german chancellor angela merkel is in spain today for informal talks with spanish counterpart pedro sanchez with migration dominating the agenda the two leaders have been meeting at sanchez's holiday residence in the south of the country in recent months spain has become the preferred route for migrants trying to reach europe and so after italy tightened restrictions on the arrival of refugee boats on its shores the talks come two days after madrid agreed to take back any migrants who reach germany despite being registered first in spain
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. and as you can see the two leaders have been addressing the media so let's get more on all of this now from our chief political editor mckayla. first of all this this migration deal between germany and spain it's so important for chants or at least it seems to be what she's been saying about it all. well cc's the merits of it of something being seen to be done which is looking old but which aims to be a pan-european now this is very coded language for basically saying that a couple of weeks ago she was an intense pressure from her own interior minister to actually demonstrate that action is being taken with the e.u. still being stuck on that very issue of migration that this also itself sees as key for the e.u. to prove that it can actually solve problems of this magnitude now her interior minister has gone ahead and. force this first bilateral deal essentially
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committing spain to do what it would have to do under previous provisions anyway which is to take back already registered migrants from germany but the german chancellor sees the merit of demonstrating that this is something that she's making headway on that her government is making headway on in europe. jumping on the bandwagon in a sense we've been told in the way that spain is getting nothing for accepting this deal with germany is that really the case well essentially doing these not getting all that much either because the case is this applies to really not even the double digit figures for week that's what the assumptions at least are but what we're talking here is really spain hoping for the german chancellor to fight the corner of those countries that are under pressure namely of course now increasingly say which is seen more migrants arrive up until now than i have seen over the past entire year but also it's only in greece having their hopes set on that upcoming
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e.u. budget which appears to be heading towards compensating countries that bear the brunt of these figures of migrants actually over rising and in exchange potentially committing to taking migrants back then try to reach elsewhere and most prominently of course germany in europe talking about italy in greece germany of course seeking migrant return deals with those two countries as well. is the german government closer to getting those deals or the good government says that it's talking the interior minister says that he's talking but he also says that if he gets nowhere fast he will refer this up which means on to that european table of e.u. didas so the dermont chancellor is under pressure to make some headway here but also her interior minister who so pushed her on this migration issue and it's really up to those countries to say what they want to see on the table it's unlikely that a country like italy with such intense debate and such anti migrant
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a sentiment being so public right now would settle for a promise into the future on this ok mccallum many thanks for that our chief political editor mckay look there's no. we're going to turn our attention to sports now french champion's party. kicking off their title defense against coal tomorrow sunday with their new german coach join us to hole in charge of p.s.g. will be able to call on world's most expensive player neymar as they aim for a repeat and of course also on teenage sensation and well cup win a key all back pain well despite all that talent the former top man coach field his side are a long way from reaching their full potential there is still a lot to do for our structure in the game for our for our intensity in the game and for us for that to be we have to improve is good that it starts now but we we have to focus on an every single day we have to use the time because there is so little
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time it's not that we are like ready to go and we see what's coming we still have a lot to do. a quick recap now of our top stories of course in the united states has ordered monsanto to pay nearly three hundred million dollars after it found its weed killer gave a dying man cancer a german and chemicals company says it will be appealing the decision it faces thousands of similar lawsuits. and watching t w news in berlin to stay with us if you can.

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