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those are the mountains of georgia. good to see. this is g.w. news live from berlin bracing to be the bronx at the deadline the british prime minister under pressure to deliver a final deal on. but positions are hardening in brussels and in berlin johns are macros threatening to boycott of sunday's e.u. summit also coming out. hope for a nation ravaged by violence and the famine the u.s.
secretary of defense says yemen's warring parties have agreed to peace talks. and a posse of b.p. christian in pakistan who spent nine years on death row for blasphemy has reportedly been granted asylum here in germany is almost a promise to kill her and her family will bring you the latest. brian thomas thanks so much for joining us the british prime minister theresa may is racing against the clock to win support at home and abroad for her back supply with the e.u. set to vote on the deal on sunday may still has to convince the skeptics in her own party who called a sellout and then brussels she's been on a mission to discover if there might be some leeway or even possible concessions at
the prospects for that are not looking good. theresa may is hoping the road to brecht's its success at home might just run through brussels together with e.u. chief john claude juncker she's trying to hammer out the text of a draft deal governing her country's future relationship with the e.u. but a two hour meeting behind closed doors only yielded a pledge to talk more we've had a very good meeting this evening we've made further progress and as a result we've given sufficient direction to our negotiators i hope for them to be able to resolve the remaining issues and that work will start immediately i now plan to return to further meetings including with president on saturday to discuss how we can bring to a conclusion this process and bring it to a conclusion in the interests of all our people by fighting for a better deal in brussels may could boost her chances of winning parliamentary approval for her plan before meeting with a younger she again made her case to skeptical lawmakers at home.
if you look at the alternative to having that deal with the european union it will either be more uncertainty more division or it could risk no bret's it recent polls show that actually a cost majority of people would like to know. the prime minister didn't jonson the question is this the final deal or not beyond her domestic critics fresh concerns from abroad over the status of the disputed british territory japan spanish prime minister pedro sanchez says he wants assurances that madrid will be able to negotiate the future of gibraltar directly with the u.k. and the children must believe that we have told for european commission the institutions of the e.u. and also view not to kingdom this is an essential point for a pro european government like the government of spain. if this is not solved by sunday spain as a pro european government will have to vote no and use its veto it will go by the
at the bit though. and with just days to go before the e.u. is expected to sign off on britain's divorce from the bloc there was an extra pressure from german chancellor merkel she says she won't negotiate with may at the summit and could boycott sunday's meeting unless the draft deal is agreed in good time. and to talk about this new development and much more with me in the studio now as the berlin based british political blogger john works good morning to you john good morning what's your view on the threat from berlin to boycott the summit on sunday i oughtn't to think that this is noise i still think there will be a summit on sunday i think you'll solve those remaining issues with regard to gibraltar of regard to rome just a little dispute is about fishing policy and ultimately that summit will probably take place the problem ultimately with this deal of teresa mayes is in london it's not in brussels ok but there are big issues holding this up you mentioned gibraltar
it's also the irish border remains a real point of contention right so the gibraltar issue essentially the way of solving that one would essentially kind of cough that out and say ok we're going to we'll do that in the future and i think spain on the u.k. could probably live with us as a solution the northern ireland border issue is. solved i.e. the idea is that you keep brits and within a circle customs union with the european union as a way of managing to avoid a hard border in ireland but some breaks that hardliners in london can't live with that so ultimately they're all solutions to all of those different problems brussel side to reason make negotiate them the problem is going to be when she brings up back to her own party fight to the house of commons in london will they accept that ok we'll live accept it and they need to do so before christmas that's the time line that's when theresa may needs to push that through will she get the skeptics in her own party on board it's highly unlikely at the moment it looks like there are more than eighty members of her own conservative party in the house of commons
who are opposed to such a deal they are a group of breaks it hardly. i mean is that want to just leave and leave as quickly as possible that at any price and then there are the pragmatists who see that actually britain leaving is still economically questionable and they they they see that reason is taking britain too far away from the european union says he's attacked equally on from the brakes side on from the pragmatist side so i think the chances for getting any deal through the house of commons are slim to none and some britain is going to be facing a kind of an internal political crisis in the middle of december ok britain is facing an internal crisis to cut through all of this and s.p.d. negotiator from way back can defend brought up the possibility of a bilateral deal cut through all of this just cut a bilateral deal between the e.u. and britain and the problems there would be you know it's not so simple that the e.u. struck a deal with canada for its trade relationship it took more than seven years to negotiate we've got seventeen weeks to manage to sort it out between britain and the european union time is incredibly short and all of these things
a very very difficult and very complicated negotiate massive complexities in the in supply chains for the auto industry for fishing rights for home to supply drugs that are manufactured in of the european countries into the british market so it sounds nice why not just try to manage to strike a deal well we've been trying for two and a half years and we still don't know what the deal looks like ok now we have until christmas and theresa may has told her own party look if we don't have this deal if you don't approve it we're looking at a labor government new elections a complete collapse of the current conservative government which has a thin majority anyway roy so that's the threat that she's that she's making to her and conservative members of parliament but to me because of ill turn and. now there is another alternative that is a second breaks at referendum that perhaps the conservative party might be more likely to to go for than than than risk another election so that's not an answer the question that stick me on the agenda in the coming ok briefly if you look at that that's not realistic the second referendum are we looking at
a hard briefly when we're looking at home breaks that went north looking at his. breaks it without a deal a so-called crash out that is economically so damaging that i think that both britain and the e.u. will pull themselves back from the brink of there will be all is some sort of deal or a delay those are the most likely outcomes but it's going to be a very rocky road until we know the exact answer if you go to keep an eye on it the next six weeks we will look forward to talking about this rocky road in the future thanks very much john wallace to yemen now on peace talks between yemen's warring parties looks set to take place in sweden in early december that's according to the u.s. secretary of defense for the people of yemen these talks cannot come soon enough aid agencies estimate that more than eighty thousand children have died from extreme augur over the past three years and human civil war and the u.n. says half the country's population is now on the brink of famine. this is one year old myside when this footage was taken on the twenty third of
october his mother said he'd been diagnosed with money trisha twice in the last six months present a lot of her i had a cousin that is in and he keeps having a high fever during the night i don't know how to get his temperature down when it's high. now come we don't know what condition musayyib is in at present but his story resonates today as an aid group warns eighty five thousand children in yemen may have died of hunger since the civil war broke out in two thousand and fifteen. it's a country literally on the brink of famine hope for million young lives immediately a risk we need to focus on this crisis because it is the single greatest humanitarian crisis facing us as an international community. that as the world learned of the probable extent of the country's humanitarian crisis the u.n. envoy to yemen mohsin griffiths arrived in the rebel held care facility for talks
with to the rebels he said both sides in yemen have agreed to attend peace talks soon to in the country's civil war. but the fighting is still raging in her data and other areas making life a daily struggle for people in yemen but am i any better than a lot about when i make breakfast i pray that we'll be able to have lunch and when lunch comes i wonder what we'll have for supper. and when you go to sleep you start thinking india gods what's my going to feed them tomorrow the heart of. peace talks have been scheduled for early december in sweden but similar if it's in the past have failed to produce any agreement to stop the violence. now for a look at some of the other stories making the news this hour heavy rains in northern california are hampering the search for more than five hundred sixty
people still missing after the region's deadly wildfire officials are also warning that the rain could cause flash flooding and mudslides the blaze killed at least eighty three people and destroyed some thirteen thousand homes. chinese media say at least five people were killed and eighteen injured after a car plowed into a crowd outside a primer school there incident took place in the all neighing province in northern china the driver's been taken into custody. a dust storm has blown through the australian metropolis of sydney prompting authorities there to urge people with respiratory problems to remain indoors the haze came from strong winds in part of australia that have experienced some of the worst drought in recent years. while in pakistan a christian woman whose death sentence was acquitted on blasphemy charges has been granted asylum here in germany that's according to her supporters bibi and her
family have received multiple death threats and police have been moving them between undisclosed locations the german government has yet to confirm reports it's offered her asylum b.v. has recently been set free from a pakistani jail cell where she spent most of the last nine years in solitary confinement awaiting execution on those blasts me charges early spark mass demonstrations in pakistan with islamists demanding her death. or for more on this story let's bring in our political correspondent on sprogs here in berlin onse it has been mainly catholic organizations that have been lobbying on behalf of bibi here in germany they are also behind the information that bibi will be allowed to come here what are you hearing from the government. we have no confirmation at the moment of being unable to reach the foreign ministry press section this morning but the german government has said in this past week that in principle it is prepared
to accept p.p. and her family in germany that is also true for several other countries there are reports that france and canada have made offers for her and her family to come to those countries as also talk about spain and italy being prepared to do the step to take this step i think in the end the problem is going to be whether or not as you have bibi will be allowed to leave pakistan because the she will need a passport of that country and the pakistani government will have to let her go as it were ok with all the multiple death threats out there against ozzie and her family we know that there's a lot of heavy security for them do we know about their whereabouts exactly where are they right now. that we do not know we know that when she when the charges against her were dropped by the supreme court at the end of october she was released from prison and according to the pakistani government she's in a safe place her family is in almost daily contact with catholic support
organizations and they have been reporting that the family has been having to move from house to house in the country because obviously there has been very massive protests against. the charges being dropped in fact the radical islamist organizations blocked several large pakistani cities after that judgment by the supreme court and there's only a kind of truce between the government and those radical groups at the moment because the government said it was prepared to review the judgment of the supreme court so under these circumstances is very unclear whether or not the government will in fact be able to let her go. with this kind of background how likely is it that she'll be able to at some point enjoy asylum here in germany i think it's a question of diplomatic negotiations of making sure that in fact she will be able to leave the country that she goes to is
a country where where she will in fact be safe because obviously there are radical islamists not only in pakistan they are pakistani exile groups elsewhere in the world and there has been indications that in several countries where there are such exile groups she might be in danger as well thanks very much for bring us up to date will have more details on the story as they commit this is still to come on the show the nissan board needs to decide the fate of the imprisoned chairman carl is gone but is it a straightforward case of tax evasion or a japanese political coup to thwart a full on merger between france's renault and nissan. but first it's in the united states where u.s. chief justice john roberts and president trump have clashed over the independence of america's judiciary robert's review trunk for denouncing a judge who ruled against his asylum policy the judge has temporarily blocked the
president's attempt to deny asylum to people who enter the country illegally now some three thousand migrants from central america are currently waiting in the mexican city of tijuana to apply for asylum in the u.s. but despite the judge's ruling they have little chance of success to do that you want to find out what their plans are now. this family i had to request asylum volunteers at the border crossing to helping them with the application which can take at least two months to process that's a long time to wait without work or shelter full radio his wife and four children the journey from guatemala already took a month. having to white here is what worries us. we can't stay outside for so long it's very cold. if two one his government gives us the chance to work there must stay and see how we can get into
the us. the local government has assured migrants that they can work here. but some experts doubt the city can support so many in the long term majority of the middle classes there are around seven thousand jobs that could be offered to both mexican and migrants in this cd securing boost to local manufacturing industry could employ some. although it currently doesn't have much hiring capacity. the momentum of. the ngo that's helped the caravan scene from ted us is keen to point out any opportunities the aid workers want to keep the migrant spirits high and convince them of the dangers of crossing the border illegally.
there are twenty thousand jobs in construction that even offer training to those without experience. the union does what it does always has more than five hundred people could die in a year when tensions are high because there's a lot of violence. because. i've been at. the n.g.o.s urging migrants to be patient but the lack of shelter and hostile atmosphere and is fueling that despair more and more of them are considering climbing the wall or even swimming around it bloody marys one of them. we're thinking about crossing by sea. wait until the waves go down then take the chance. with. the migrants have little chance of being granted asylum in the u.s. under the trumpet ministration although there's a bit more hope now that a u.s. court has trumped from denying asylum to those and trying illegally
some families are prepared to risk everything to try. if they don't let us in through the ports of entry will have to jump the wall there's no other way. that. the biggest risk is on the other side we could get killed but we have to help each other across the barrier. the migrants aren't currently considering jumping the wall on mass but they're also not ruling out protest action to demand fausta processing of asylum requests central american migrants still making their way towards to. they face a die lemme jump the wall or endure the un sites and wait for asylum. we have some sports now and in football there's the former chelsea striker didier. has announced his retirement at the age of forty. one for premier league titles and
the champions league in two glittering spells at chelsea this career also took him to china to canada and to the us made more than one hundred appearances for the ivory coast at the international level was voted in footballer of the year twice. tennis star venus williams has settled a wrongful death suit related to a fatal traffic accident in june of two thousand and seven team the terms of the agreement between williams and the estate of jerome barson who died in the crash not close barzan was a passenger in a car that collided with the s.u.v. williams is driving a police report cleared the tennis star of any responsibility for that traffics. so to christophe in a business now the japanese carmaker nissan is to decide today on the fate of its chairman about a crucial meeting brian over at the nissan headquarters in tokyo expectations are that nissan will oust callers going after he was unexpectedly arrested earlier this
week over suspicions of serious financial misconduct among other things he's accused of underreporting forty four million dollars off a salary over several years mr grown has been having a complex conjunction of car makers nissan and mitsubishi but the circumstances of his arrest are giving rise to speculation and raise questions about the future of the world's biggest automotive. carlos ghosn has plunged from the plush surroundings of his executive suite to a spartan cell behind the walls of this tokyo jail. rumors that nissan executives were behind his fall from grace spread from france to japan as fast as global media could. do good it was the sort of the who to talk by nissan those who didn't like him denounced him internally to make him.
a journalist caught up with nissan c.e.o. he. in front of his house they were eager to hear if in fact had been working on a complete reno nissan merger before his arrest. i haven't heard that. as one of the most successful auto company managers of all time in one thousand nine hundred six he began restructuring failing french carmaker renault three years later he engineered the alliance with nissan he soon had this company back on the road to success as well. renault holds a forty three percent stake in nissan giving the french a lot of power in the company right through to even appointing the nissan board. the japanese company has only a fifteen percent stake in reno leaving it with no effective vote or power in its present partner. a complete merger would have cemented the sun's position as the
weaker partner even though the company is performing better than renault. the rest has now raised concerns that the renault nissan alliance could collapse something the japanese government wants to avoid. to do again what's important for now is to ensure the alliance because you know nissan remain stable and. carlo's career appears to be collapsing however he is suspected of underreporting his income by several million euros over a five year period as well as misusing company assets for personal gain could face up to ten years in jail if he's found guilty. for more on the story let's bring in our he's a professor of strategic management management at warwick business school in the u.k. and a commentator on the car industry program christian we've seen that this is a very complex alliance with the much smaller renato having
a big say the much larger nissan do you think it's possible that mr gone down fall is politically motivated to shift the division of power in favor of the japanese. well at the moment this is pure speculation but it's possibly what i do think would be surprising if executives. haven't known about these dealings and their arrangements for yes you know if not too long ago the whole big false wild story of in the beginning it was always an attempt to claim intern a few on the roof. executive if so what she and you need is but it became more and more clear that it was widely known what's what's going on so i would expect that people were at least in the know whether this was done in an attempt to protect themselves whether it was a consequence a few whistleblower laws in japan might become clearer in the days to carlos'. management shake up like this would be a good time to overhaul this entire collaboration. so i don't think that
the duration the will fall apart too much integration between nissan and renault into production to develop new products is beneficial to go sorry it's but what could certainly happen always expected to happen is that nissen tries to shift some of the power within the organization and i would be cautious to say that this is going to work i said to manage in this and would like to do for some star thank you very much for weighing in on this discussion so some strategic questions about the future of this alliance remain for more on this let's cross over to paul christian brits who is standing by at the frankfurt stock exchange for us chris and what do investors think is the best way forward here. a curse of investors hate uncertainty and so the first thing they would want is to get rid of the uncertainty of the open
questions of what of the allegations are true and if they are. who knew and to what extent other people were involved going to is considered a key figure and essential in unlocking some of the potential that is still in the alliance unlocking some of those synergy effects but in the long run what investors will want is to preserve this alliance just for its pure scale because that is an advantage ten point six million cars were sold by the group in the past year and that just gives in and then vantage in an industry that's currently facing an overhaul with electric cars with thomas driving and competition from google and apple coming in as well kristie briggs and frankfurt thank you. ikea is to slash thousands of jobs around the world as it focuses more on
e-commerce commune occasions and administrative functions are most likely to get the axe it's a rare case of restructuring for the swedish kronor giant which has so far appeared immune from the struggles of brick and mortar stores but a decline in foot traffic has prompted the company to focus on expanding its online presence ikea says it will increase hiring on its digital saw. and a reminder of the top story we all following for you at this hour british prime minister theresa may is racing against the clock to finalize a draft deal before a european union vote on sunday but she's failed to secure changes that would help shore up the deal at home. you're watching news coming to you live from berlin we have coming up at the top of the hour in the meantime go ahead and check out our web site. for all the latest news and information thanks for watching.
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