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bridge. the truck an exclusive report starts nov seventeenth g w. this is t w news coming to you live from berlin teresa mayes writes that strategy pays off for now after a marathon meeting her cabinet backs her draft agreement on withdrawing from the european union but may still have to clear it through hostile parliament also coming up. the battle continues against wildfires in california chrome places rage in the south of the state in the north investigators scoured the ruins for body of
the most deadly fires in the state's history. and a crucial week for germany's national football team their goal scoring more goals to turn toward use could add some appends a punch but who can step up to help the team avoid relegation in europe. hello i'm terry martin welcome to the program british prime minister to resign may has won the backing of her government for a draft deal on leaving the european union but only after a contentious five hour cabinet meeting it's a sign of the divisions within her conservative party as well as the country at large now may faces a struggle steering her brags that deal through parliament even if she could breathe a sigh of relief last night as her ministers fell into line. for
ayers all eyes were on the store behind it the british prime minister presenting the draft breakfast agreement to her cabinet each wanted their sea finally to reason mia marriage did with news of the break three the choices before us were difficult particularly in relation to the northern ireland back story but the collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outlined political declaration this is a decisive step which enables us to move all of finalize the deal in the days ahead and i firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is a decision which is in the best interests of our entire united kingdom. was. central to the negotiations avoiding
a hard border between northern ireland part of the u.k. and the republic in the european union after brags that this be the u.k.'s only land border with the e.u. its chief negotiator had more details of her transition arrangement would work. for a period of twenty one months from the thirtieth of march next year to the thirty first of december two thousand and twenty we have agreed to preserve the current situation with respect to the internal market with respect to the customs union and with respect to european policies and all the rights and obligations that go along with that nuclear war you will see. we also have the possibility of extending this once for a limited period by joint agreement goofball. positive noises from brussels after progress around the cabinet table in london to resume a's next hurdle is securing the backing of and please in an increasingly divided
british parliament. our correspondents begin musson london and max in brussels have been following these breaks at developments intensively let's start with you very good theresa may got her cabinet to sign off on the draft deal but what's the reaction to that beyond downing street. well she just about got her cabinet to sign off in a monster long negotiation with her own government really which goes to show the divisions that exist in british politics and also britain at large overbred said you've had a lot of fiery a lot of negative reactions to this deal because it becomes clear how difficult it is to actually break up from the e.u. and maintain all the benefits that the brits it is always have promised will still be there when the britain has it has left the e.u. so the e.u.
has attached strings to it and that for brics it is unacceptable they feel that they will be locked in to the e.u. arrangements for ever so that the backstop with northern ireland is not really a backstop but it's a blueprint for the future relationship and they say. it's almost like a picture lation so a lot of negative feedback here from industry from british business there's been a positive feedback but because for what they want to achieve is really they don't want to crash out of the for them this is the absolute nightmare scenario is that their companies at the end of march next year will not know what the rules are so they hope that this is a step in the right direction but law a lot of hurdles still to overcome for trees are made. in the right direction a sigh of relief i would think for you negotiators from a brussels perspective is finally on track. sigh relief is probably
a little too much michel barnier the chief negotiator of the e.u. commission was asked exactly how you felt he said he was still sad about bragg's it but yes this is a step in the direction that the e.u. had hoped for and they agreed on something they agreed on five hundred eighty five pages that's how comprehensive this withdrawal agreement is and especially as bill you mentioned they agreed on a backstop to avoid a hard border between northern ireland and ireland we all didn't know what it was exactly going to be until the very end we know if you and the u.k. failed to agree on the nature of their future relationships between during the transition period then a customs union will kick in between the e.u. and the whole of the united kingdom. big it many hurdles to getting bragg's it actually through still remain including passage by the u.k. parliament where theresa may will be speaking today what can we expect there.
more firewood you. expect reason may needs to really survive this day there's been speculation that there might be in the tissue contest from within her own party very dismal confidence so he's asking for a very to of no confidence because many of them on so incensed and really don't think that this is what they have fought for many in her party are so passionate about gregg said i'll sue. you is what needs to be done and they want a clear cut so in the parliament today it will be hotly debated but then after it's finalized in brussels with the other member states it needs to go formally needs to be passed by parliament that's expected to happen in december and this is going to be another crucial moment if two reason may survives that fall when she actually got it through parliament and a lot of people here in london in britain doubt it at this stage. as you point out the e.u. many negotiators are at least about break. to happen on the e.u.
side before brigs it is done and dusted. well step one now is that the e.u. member states excluding of course the u.k. so the e.u. twenty seven have to check this five hundred eighty five long withdrawal agreement because yesterday the ambassadors did meet at the same time as the cabinet of three some may but they didn't see the text yet they were briefed but they got the text almost along with everybody else in the evening and you can bet that now in the different capitals they're poring over this we've already heard some concerns for example about the nature of that customs union that so supposed to serve as a backstop so that's step one step two is going to be most likely e.u. regs it's probably on the twenty fifth of november we expect this to be confirmed within the next minutes actually here in brussels by donuts the head of the european council after that or during that they also have to draft a political agreement because you have to remember this is the withdrawal agreement
so the divorce agreement but they still need to lay out what they want the future relation to be like between the u.k. and the e.u. do they want a free trade area do they want a customs union there are a lot of possibilities there that are very contentious as well and of course we've heard about the hurdle of the u.k. parliament from bill get but there's also the hurdle of the e.u. parliament has agreed to that so i expect the story to be with us for a long time to break that cycle continues max huffman in london or rather in brussels and big it must in london thank you both very much. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today one of the leaders of germany's far right if the party is being investigated over illegal campaign donations at least bydel who co-chairs the party's parliamentary group is accused of accused of using donations from switzerland pay for internet campaigning campaign donations from no one even member states are illegal under german law
prosecutors have made a request to have bibles parliamentary immunity lifted. the fate of around seven hundred thousand rohinton muslim refugees is uncertain after some refused to leave their camps in bangladesh and return to me on maher bangladeshi authorities had planned to start repatriating the refugees who fled myanmar more than a year ago following a military crackdown there human rights groups say conditions aren't yet right for the river hinges to return safely. and scientists have discovered a planet orbiting the closest single star to our sun after two decades of observations the planet's mass is thought to be more than three times that of our own and researchers say it's very cold far below freezing barnard star b. as it's been named is only about six light years away from our solar system.
to california now where investigators are counting the dead from the state's worst ever wildfires at least fifty six people have been killed by the places so far with authorities warning that some one hundred thirty are still missing thousands of firefighters are still battling blazes in the north and south of the state the authorities say they are slowly gaining the upper hand. the sierra fire is still burning outside san bernardino in something california fire crews are hard at work to tamp down the flames here to stop it from spreading again. further north in the destroyed town of paradise teams of forensic scientists sifting through the rubble searching for human remains. and finding the bodies of some victims in and around the wreckage of cars a grim reminder of last desperate efforts to flee the flames. one person who made
a narrow escape was ninety year old patty saunders. everywhere we went all around also in front of and we kept stopping we couldn't go that. would stop and then we finally get to a place where you couldn't go forward or backward but i looked up and i saw the large apartment a big sign paradise and a beautiful angel farm with a big goals and he was throwing everything he was making up for hours. nearly a quarter of a million people across california have been forced to leave their homes in the last week. as firefighters begin to contain the blazes and workers start repairing the damage to roads and other infrastructure thousands are now being allowed to return to their communities. but the crisis is far from over. back in the south one blaze has flared up again in the santa monica mountains firefighters have been able to keep it away from residential areas. but the phage
attention is so dry that it could strike with disastrous consequences at any time. hundreds of central american migrants have arrived at the u.s. mexican border town of t. a want to they belong to the first of a number of migrant caravans that have traveled about a thousand others to try to escape poverty and violence in their homelands they now hope to gain entry into the united states but the u.s. government has sent thousands of troops to the border to stop them defense secretary jim mattis is visited troops in texas on the us mexico border u.s. president trump has threatened to close the border but the majority of the migrants are still pushing on through mexico many people there are showing their solidarity for them but not all we asked mexicans about how they feel about the exodus. some bread a warm meal or even socks migrants are getting help from individuals and institutions
like in this hostel in mexico city. the vienna de gea is one of those who turned out today she drove a van overloaded with clothes for women and children. that he went on it's gratifying that a lot of people are helping that it brings out the humanity in us and it pleases me to see the difference we are making it up with that well yeah we're all very proud to be mexican sell me a list of the said make. mexico has seen migrants bound northward to travel through the country for decades this is a chance for to express solidarity with foreigners. that it did that that is we have to deal with this acutely painful situation to reach out to people passing through who. were given this see that by you know colombians and hunger and stink that we reject that we have to support each other because we are all human beings and we feel for them. but these people haven't been welcomed by everyone.
some have begun lashing out at the migrants. that they have no problems because they don't work if they come here to contribute and they're welcome he seems like they're having a day at the beach but when they throw away the food we give them but they keep the big. many of them are drunk you're in a ding in public everywhere. cannot cope with receiving them in the hope that from now on officials check their papers and give them what they deserve and give us what we deserve their human rights are apparently worth more than ours and. some of the migrants have felt that lack of sensitivity during their journey. but even so most say mexico has offered them good care. now one person in society does we don't like thoughts but i guess we have to accept it
we all invading that country. makes a co has received us very well with very proud because it is given us all the support we have not liked or closing. mexico a country divided like so many others by migration. forces down the coach of germany's national football team you walking will use a friendly match against russia tonight to test out new methods of scoring some goals is teams goal drought is a problem that must be solved before a match that matters in europe's nash nations league for. take two of the revamp in the last match against france germany last but coach you know we live fielded a new look side featuring three center backs and key roles for young players like yours where commish who and get the midfield up front he's still tinkering so who
could lead the line. spirit inventions it would be preferable to have a top striker who has all the qualities to play. through the middle. solomon islands for i. like it because bonnie suarez all leavened. of ski he will mend in the moment we don't have a structure of that quality so we have to try other things in the years since miroslav klose a we've tried many things even playing with the whole scene on. the latest experiment was a fluid from three lead or sunday is all set to reprise his role alongside leipzig team of vanna and says gnabry rather than focusing on the russia friendly the bind wing has got his mind on germany's nations league campaign. saying to kind again no one likes to get relegated we have to hope that thursday's game between the netherlands and france goes in our favor that way we can stay up and secure second
place we're still hopeful and want to play a good game on monday. so the game against russia is just a warm up for the showdown with the netherlands perhaps germany should first focus on avoiding another painful lesson. well the draft agreement over bragg says it is getting a lot of attention also in financial circles and it seems there are some winners at least from that perspective that's right terry the british pound has rallied after u.k. prime minister theresa may announce she had the backing of the cabinet for her drawl plan regarding the currency markets as seen recent while the till be in the pound while details of a newman back said were clear for months and no deal breaks and seemed possible and implications for the british economy were unknown since or a friend in two years ago sterling has lost ten percent against the dollar and these are. for more let's bring in crank earlier here is that the chief market
analyst and i want our currency exchanges welcome greg a big sigh of relief for markets is this the proposal that they've been waiting for . of relief at this moment in time i still think the so much that can go wrong the agreement is the first step towards hopefully securing a deal with the e.u. as we saw yesterday the next process is not going to be entirely straightforward the meeting between to resume my cabinet went on longer than expected that would suggest that there was some disagreement within the cabinet with regards to that the in itself ultimately she received the blocking but she also received black and we have to remember for the check is they'll and that was followed by resignations of david davis. and all those who followed since so i think the next couple of days going to be extremely interesting to see if she can keep the cabinet together and i think any resignations will be seen as a massive step back for some reason my own plan and then it's
a question of whether she can maintain her position as pm if she if we see the forty four les's which call for a leadership challenge of this just so much can go wrong still. we have seen this debate over bragg been drying out for a grueling a long time but at the same time markets in asia are down this morning futures see european markets also trading flat if not lower why is there not more enthusiasm over last night's. well i think for two reasons really want is the father like to say so much can still go wrong i think people. are very turbulent days here in the u.k. the other side as well is that the markets are still very anxious right now overall we are seeing a lot of underlying risk whether that be trade wars or involving the u.s. and china whether it be the italian budget situation or brags it's all one of a number of of the things as well the markets are not particularly stable right now about impacting of us the sentiment not the cannot spin the driving force behind
why markets and all necessary responding so positively to this deal overnight now give us your idea on the biggest stumbling blocks ahead i mean it's not just a couple of rebellious members of parliament says it. yeah i mean this is their last go through parliament it's a tale that has singled out the day you pay who feel betrayed by the deal because they would fall on the old potentially following the different regulator the regime a slightly different regime to the rest of the u.k. it's singles i remain as who believe that they scheduled the worst of both worlds a single operation so yes we believe it doesn't delete the lever on the referendum if and show the challenges that's reason my face isn't going this week and nothing will unlike said i'm going to be very evident in the next couple of days. and which will see just how strong the bridge his hand is with regards to the reason my position as a whole but then also people within our own kaaba and then all this to speak and i
would as well labor have openly oppose that they also curriculum chief market analyst at the want a currency exchange thank you for thoughts thank you italy's boring costs continue to surge as its budget dispute with the european union is growing more acute on wednesday italy once again refused to cut down on its proposed deficit spending something that the european union had insisted on in light of italy's already huge debt load now rome is facing possible disciplinary measures from brussels that could involve billions in penalties. as tensions between the e.u. and italy rice so just the cost of italian borrowing investors in other words want more for their money it's no longer a surprise italy's borrowing costs its bond yields to prison steadily since its populist government was elected investors respond badly to uncertainty and growing has provided plenty trashing the year right currency in dismissing the country's massive pile of debt. the new budget seems just as i'm concerned about debt it more
than trickles deficit spending from the previous government's plan the e.u. says its growth projections are too optimistic credit rating agencies have weighed in lowering ratings and outlooks the gap between italian and german borrowing costs which is one measure of investor confidence continues to widen the cherone based hume foundation says government and corporate poems and italian stock exchange losses have totaled more than one hundred seventy five billion euro since the government took office in may this process is going to have a very bad effect on italy on the that and so on the italian savings it's a least more than two trillion euro debt is already the highest in europe. now one thing the german economy can boast is a strong research sector but despite all the hard work that is going on in labs the country is lagging behind when it comes to the development of artificial
intelligence the german government wants to change that now and this budget to spend three billion euros in the coming years to get up to speed. and close in rivals china and the us. plagued by congestion or parking was drivers in cities might wish for an invisible hand to regulate traffic such as computers that make smart decisions to keep it flowing that's just one application of artificial intelligence. the german government wants the country to be an ai leader to safeguard prosperity. this is about thousands millions of jobs that we can secure and create. that is our goal yes and we will work resolutely to ensure that the findings from the research done in germany can then be taken on and used by businesses. a key part of the plan recruit top scientists from abroad to do research in germany the ministry of education research is to fund
a hundred new professorships but worldwide competition for the best and brightest is stiff. they're not only interested in good pay they also want good conditions for their families to be able to get their kids into the right school it's. the cabinet has earmarked three billion euros to help finance its digitalisation plan. and that's trying to our top story the discussion around bragg said and we have donald the president of the european council and the is chief negotiator. holding a press conference in brussels right now let's try to listen in. so we can. i would travel order now cross blue and describe the state of play with european parliament and take that feedback on board in the final days of negotiation we have no time to do we have no time to do and now. i will give
you. a thank. you for. what it. was. like. almost everything. thank you very much. i took good note of the prime minister may statements yesterday of course i don't share the prime ministers and so if you ask them about very easy to such as the very beginning we have had no doubt that break that this is a lose lose situation and that i when i go see asians only about that much control
. given these extremely difficult circumstances i would like to think we showed bottom year and his team especially being very out and stuff and you. for doing this exceptionally hard. show we all put a lot of trust in you and to right itself. you have achieved our two most important objectives. first. you ensure the limitation of the damage caused by bracket and second you will secure the fight the interest and principles of the to. seven member states and of the european union as a whole. if i weren't sculptured and to do it your best to protect the interests of the twenty seven and family i was the essence of the document i would not propose to. the president of the european council down on toast continues.
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