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issue for our. future to africa starts december twelfth on to w. . this is news live from berlin g. twenty leaders meet for talks on the final day of this summit in argentina german chancellor angela merkel holds a lengthy told to fashion president vladimir putin called on the russian president to release ukrainian sailors seized by russia last month. and the forty first president of the united states george herbert walker bush has died at the age of
ninety four to lead the u.s. through the end of the work of the cold war contributes something coming in from around the world and our views from the man who since the oval office. protesters clashed with police in paris thousands of demonstrators take to the streets angry at rising fuel prices more than one hundred eighty people have been arrested so far our correspondent is in the french capital. money welcome to the program leaders of the world's trade to biggest economies the g. twenty a holding talks on the second and final day of this summit in. german chancellor angela merkel stopped of the day with a working breakfast with russian president vladimir putin the russian leader is facing international criticism of to russia seized ukraine and wash it off.
disputed crimea region last week but there is optimism now that leaders will be able to produce a final communique something that was in doubt ahead of the summit. or german chancellor angela merkel spoke more on this at a press conference a short time ago. we spoke about the situation in syria particularly around did lead and we also spoke about the situation in the sea of facts of because any escalation needs to be avoided there. we have suggested and this is been duly noted with approval that there be a meeting of representatives of the normandy group. that's being france germany ukraine and russia where they can discuss what is happening. i want to say very clearly the free movement of ships in the sea of us of to ukraine's coast and cities must be guarantee. violist. as being indeed up to
correspondent max hoffman who is in buenos aires for us so max i just heard anglo-american there confirming that the recent russia ukraine escalation was discussed by the leaders do we know what the atmosphere of the talks was like. of course we know that this was a big part of the discussion between vladimir putin and i'm going to machall but the german chancellor was very matter of fact for you to her the important part was that what says what we just heard in that sound bite that the norm of the format will continue so that format that involves ukraine russia germany and france at a lower level not the leaders level but at the lower level still this year this is important because it keeps things going otherwise about the atmosphere in general at the g. twenty she said things aren't as easy as they used to be but there are still a lot of people who are on the same page as germany although wef is ahead of the summit that leaders may not even be able to agree on a final communique but i understand one is on the way what can you tell us about
that. you know we just got confirmation from our sources that the g twenty communique has been approved by the leaders so that could be what you call a success in these times of war and a lot of those leaders aren't necessarily fans of the g twenty and of the multilateral trade system in general we know that this communique though i can all ages that the multilateral trade system is responsible for a lot of the gains economic gains that have been made in the past we do know that there were big problems on the other issues for example on climate change fighting climate change indorsing the paris climate agreements and we know that the u.s. likely last year already the first g twenty summit with the new president on the trying to do was that the second one that they have an exception in there so they're not endorsing the paris agreement in there we know there were big differences on migration for example also on steel overproduction with china so i
think it's safe to say that this is you know with too much to die and too little to live for the g. twenty but at least it keeps it keeps it going this is right it keeps it going and max. we also saw anglo makyo take an opportunity to deliver a rather personal message what was that about. it was about george bush the late president who passed away who was of course the u.s. president that oversaw the fall of the wall and reunification and that those are crucial chapters in the lives of all germans business specially of course of eastern germans and i'm going to battle is one of those she said i couldn't be a might not be standing in front of you here at this press conference where desire is if it wasn't also for george bush who played a huge role in ending the cold war and she said he was always a friend somebody we could trust back in the white house. back huffman with the
latest from buenos. thank you. tributes are pouring in from around the world for former u.s. president george have walkup bush who has died at the age of ninety four the forty first president of the united states served an eventful one term in office seeing the collapse of the soviet union and the fall of the burning wall bush sr will be remembered here in germany as one of the architects of unification let's take a look back at his life and legacy. it was one of george bush's last public appearances and surely one of his toughest to end of world war two george was a war hero. after the war he returned to texas where founded an oil company he then turned to a career in politics joining the republican party. he became u.s. ambassador to the united nations and the top u.s. diplomat in china. and the head of the cia. in the nine hundred eighty s.
he became vice president to ronald reagan after his two terms as vice president he then decided to run for the white house himself and he won. the berlin wall fell and with it the iron curtain. bush worked hard to develop a good relationship with the president of the soviet union mikhail gorbachev and you can paint heavily for the reunification of germany. he's also the president to get the usa into its first major military operation in the middle east is our report do you believe air attacks are underway against military targets in iraq. operation desert storm against iraq's dictator saddam hussein after he had invaded kuwait. after the first gulf war president bush's approval ratings went through the roof but that did not last long many americans became unhappy with his domestic policies. his democratic opponent bill clinton won the ninety ninety two
presidential election and after only one term in the white house bush called it quits. he focused its efforts on humanitarian activities and his family which in two thousand and one once again wrote history as bush son george w. became president. police and protesters have filled central paris with smoke and tear gas in a third weekend of clashes in and around the shells of the demonstrators from the yellow vests movements at cars and a bank building on fire police responded with gas and water cannon authorities closed one thousand metro stations and evacuated a department store as a precaution more than eighty people are reported to have been injured in the protest as well prompted by fuel tax increases planned for next month but many are angry at other reforms being carried out by president to manual. let's go to paris now where listen louis is covering the protests for us only so we know the protests
was sparked by fuel tax increases but what is making people so angry. weather lots of different things radio busy it was triggered by these few tax rises that announce for next year but they're also asking for example to bring down our taxes for other taxes for everybody to increase the minimum wage increase pensions basically what unites them there is this anger this this fury with in my in my car the president who said that he would reform france and make it a better place for everybody and they feel that he just doesn't understand actually what they believe all these people need it who actually are having difficulties making ends meet every month i've been speaking with a few of them. i. am a rich paying tax but i want to my money is a good listener i will use this time yeah it's ok i'm positive i'm. reserve stuff. in france we serve our board have enough we are aware of this stuff
but it's just a script we don't come to be like in america we don't want to be like you mean like that's france to iraq other groups to be suspicious services and we want to keep them. separate. that's why we are here today. with such a dramatic feat first big problem to. mastering all rounds of. golf balls in the hands of the both sides and talk to. people to face our problems at home in france the political stimulus the space business and. i don't know if my point is that it simply isn't today so i think the first thing you talk to you to focus on just a few things of course the first thing to do is to talk. about you know you have
to you have to. conspiracy. coppers in your office and you got to you know to look what you're leaving. see what's what will be the first you're still going. so these are the people you've spoken to clearly frustrated and they're calling on mccaw want to listen to them but who could he talk to do they have a leader or a representative well that would be a problem this movement is leaderless as they have been saying from the very beginning actually there were a few tents this week to talk to certain spokespeople say to say by the government but these attempts didn't really work out either the people didn't show up or they even received death threats from other members of the movement so it will be very difficult to negotiate and also what you're seeing today these violent clashes is actually an indication that they're getting more desperate the numbers of protesters has has been going down over the past three weeks and they know these
people here today think that they have to show you know to clash with the police so that people are still looking that they're still making noise and getting attention from other people but it's very difficult to see how this will all end where this will lead how the government will find people to talk to and actually find a solution to this conflict lisa who is in paris thank you. in football serge gnabry was the hero's buy in munich returned to winning ways in the bundesliga gnabry scored both goals in bias two one win a bit of play men elsewhere. and accent of their lead at the top with a two new win over high book heads have been closed in on the european places by beating one over. climbed off the bottom thanks to a victory over bug minds beat dusseldorf on friday hoffenheim whose chuckle later
and there are two games on sunday. the sport of boxing is in danger of being withdrawn from the twenty twenty some on tokyo the international boxing association . recently elected a new president who was allegedly involved in major international drug syndicates organizers of the games have launched an inquiry. for boxing world champions like to say while the olympics have always been the first step to superstardom the w.b.c. world heavyweight champion won bronze at the beijing olympics in two thousand and eight before his professional career and funny joshua one gold at london two thousand and twelve and now holds three world heavyweight titles in november controversial is big business man got for a rocky move was elected as the new head of the a b a despite warnings from the i.o.c. they would cut funding if he was appointed it is also alleged there was match fixing at fights during the rio games now with remember a panel of the i.o.c. is investigating the association but it doesn't want athletes to be punished for
decisions outside their power we want to have. to. go the games in tokyo and we will make all efforts to have one. positive outlook from the i.o.c. which may set up its own separate olympic boxing association other olympic disciplines allow professional athletes to compete and with the b.a. in disarray this could be another alternative the full i.o.c. membership next meets in june fifth. and a quick reminder of the top stories we're following for you central paris filled with smoke until i guess demonstrators sets cars a blazing sets up the road blocks of the third week of protests against rising fuel costs. the forty first president of the united states george care about to walk over bush has died at the age of ninety four should have been coming in from the men who have since left in the oval office bill clinton who replaced bush as
president in one thousand nine hundred two says he will be forever grateful for their friendship. you're watching the news live from berlin we do have more coming up the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site indeed of you don't call thank you for the needs. of. people the world over you on facebook and twitter. to date and in touch and follow us on. climate change.