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this is news coming to you live from berlin president donald trump addresses the nation to drum up support for his border wall with mexico this is a humanitarian crisis a crisis of the heart the crisis of the soul but the democrats say trump is misleading the american people in holding the nation hostage with a government shutdown also coming up the british parliament begins a key debate ahead of a vote on the government's breaks it deal next week but with the prime minister
unlikely to get the vote she needs what are the options for the u.k. . heavy snowfall is causing problems in parts of austria and southern germany several people have died and emergency services warn the risk of avalanches is haunting. plus tensions boil over in bangladesh where police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at garment workers as they strike for higher wages and better conditions. oh i'm sorry martin thanks for joining us u.s. president donald trump has used to live prime time t.v. address from the oval office to press his case for a border wall with mexico trump said illegal immigration was causing a humanitarian crisis at the border and he claimed vast quantities of illegal drugs are crossing the border into the u.s.
a physical barrier he said was his central for security and called on democrats in congress to back is five point seven billion dollars plan to fund the wall. the president insisted that illegal immigration poses a threat to the nation ball americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration it's strange public resources and drives down jobs and wages among those hardest hit are african-americans and hispanic americans our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs including math heroin cocaine and fentanyl every week three hundred of our citizens are killed by heroin alone. friend donald trump on primetime television last night well democrats responded with their own address to the nation also broadcasting during prime time the speaker of the house of representatives nancy pelosi said trump was dealing with
fear rather than fact and misleading the public and why start with the facts the fact is on the very first day of this congress house democrats passed senate republican legislation to reopen government and find smart effective border security solutions that the president has been jacking these bipartisan bills which would reopen government over his obsession with works of forcing american taxpayers to waste billions of dollars on expensive and ineffective wall a wall he always promised mexico would pay for. well ahead of the us president's address there was speculation that he might declare a national emergency allowing him to allocate funds for the border wall without congressional approval but trump did not mention that option a washington correspondent stuff and siemens gave us his analysis of president trump's border wall appeal. in his first formal address to the nation president trump offered familiar warnings and the expected narrative when making his case for
securing roughly six million dollars from congress for his border wall the president tried to convince americans that the u.s. is facing a crisis saw them border and immigration crisis and security crisis however the president did not declare a national emergency something some had feared he would now will the president get what he wants that's very unlikely why the democrats' rebuttal to the president just moments after his address made it clear once more they will not give the president any money for his border wall on top of that they say the government has to immediately stop the partial government shutdown and decouple the issue from any further negotiation for more funding for it border wall or border barrier of any kind. well moving on to britain in a short while the british parliament will start the first of five days of debate
ahead of a historic vote on the government's deal to leave the e.u. prime minister theresa may postponed an initial vote on the deal in december because she did not have the support of the majority of m.p.'s last night she suffered an embarrassing defeat when members of her own party joined the opposition in signaling they would not support the new deal breakers it. will get some analysis after this report on fears among academics in britain that breaks it will make their lives much more difficult. alec's is packing his personal treasure a collection of books in the fifteen languages he's mastered he's fluent in german and russian spanish and serve it in two thousand and twelve the oxford graduate was named the most multilingual student in the u.k. . alex is flying the coop he's leaving his stylish london apartment with a view over the city leaving the u.k. because his country feels claustrophobic. i don't think that the government
has even remotely made an effort to talk to people like me who liked growing up in the european union for me the most democratic thing i can do is to vote with my feet and to express my dissatisfaction with the direction the country is going in by saying well i want to feel. but britain can't afford to lose young talent like alex many highly qualified professionals and academics are reconsidering their future in the country. and that's a blow to a country that prides itself on scientific excellence take cambridge home to star researchers and legendary academics no other university in the world has produced more noble laureates darwin and you can are famous among its alumni the beautiful buildings along the river cam are emblematic of britain's claim to academic excellence but can it maintain its reputation. greg hannan has his downs
his cancer research laboratories one of europe's leading facilities heavily subsidized by britain and the e.u. funding from brussels alone amounts to ten million pounds cooperation with european partners is key to its success the prospect of visas and settlement restrictions makes britain less appealing to researchers. half of all of our research staff is dropped from europe and if you can imagine an impact on that . would not have to be very large to significantly weakened us as a research work. tom pre-surgery is always the result of collaboration especially on a european level access to findings of case studies lab results and tissue samples is vital researchers here say that a loss of such networks would be a bigger blow than losing subsidies. patients in the u.k.
could suffer because the most advanced clinical trials molecularly informed clinical trials require participation in large cohort so if we're not part of the larger cohort of europe u.k. patients could be excluded. many european professionals have already left britain ahead of its departure from the e.u. alec's the language genius has joined their ranks heading to barcelona his friends will miss him and wonder why the country isn't doing more to hold on to such stellar talent. has been covering the brakes of debate from the beginning and she joins us now from london to get first of all tell us what happened yesterday with that procedural vote on regs in parliament how does that affect britain's plans for exiting the e.u. . well what we're basically seeing at the moment is a tug of war between the government and the british parliament there are many m.p.'s that fear that the reason may is going to extend this process off withdrawal
and extend also the negotiations within the house of parliament it's such a long time that in the end there will be no time to come to any proper conclusion and to any new deal and you only way for breaks it so that m.p.'s will have to accept had the of the deal that she has negotiated with the e.u. so that reason may say well it's my deal or it's no deal it's no brakes it's so they are trying the m.p.'s are trying to influence this process and yesterday they voted three amendment to a finance bill which basically would limit the government's tax powers spending powers in the event of the you so they are trying to regain control of the process of bragg's it now today the parliamentary debate on may's bridgeview begins in earnest it was already postponed once for lack of support what can we expect.
that's the good question and there's going to be an other few days of debate also interesting in another cross party effort to force the prime minister if the vote next week doesn't get through to force her to explain herself within three days so again they're trying to say well do run down the clock don't drag out this process and try to get another vote until there is no time basically so we have to vote through you a deal because many m.p.'s really see no option they don't want to resume a steel and they want to basically influence the government and what they really don't want is no deal this is the big fear there are hard economic consequences and there is a fear in parliament that just because no compromise can be found that in the end almost accidentally the u.k. might crash out the european union with very hard economic consequences short term
medium and also long term so parliamentarians don't want trees amaze deal but they also don't want to no deal breaker. are there any options for how how is this likely to play out burka. that's the million dollar question really nobody knows honestly how this is going to pan out i've spoken to you to a lot of m.p.'s and analysts in the past weeks and months and it's really not clear there's more and more hope for those who want to stay within the e.u. that maybe a second referendum a socal people's vote might be the only option because it doesn't look like parliament cannot agree on any one on any direction really what they are clear is they don't want no dhea but the compromise that reason may has hammered out with the european union is for many m.p.'s from the main as well as from the brits inside is unacceptable there are concerns about the status of fall and so it really
doesn't look like to raise a maze deal can go three and then it's either a general election and or a second referendum fractious debate ahead in the british parliament a big mass in london for us there thank you so much. let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today the turkish journalist who has worked for d.w. has been sentenced to thirteen months in jail and given a fine by a court in istanbul. was found guilty of insulting and libeling a leading turkish politician helped research the paradise paper's story about offshore investments of major international firms and public figures. the un has granted refugee status to run half. cheese the young saudi woman who fled to thailand saying she feared her family would kill for australia confirmed it is considering a resettlement request in bangkok officials said alkan own has refused to meet with
her father and brother. and a strangely and police have are investigating suspicious packages sent to a number of foreign diplomatic missions in the capital canberra and other cities consulates and embassies affected include those of the u.s. and germany on monday a suspicious substance was intercepted at the argentinian consulate in sydney tests showed it was not dangerous. heavy snowfall and avalanches in austria and germany have claimed at least five lives some one point five metres of snow has fallen in the northern else in less than a week thousands of tourists are now stranded in villages and more snow is expected this week road and rail traffic has been disrupted authorities warn the risk of avalanches remains high these forest rangers could do thing
that those three trees over there are in a critical state and if the top comes down on to a car or a pedestrian they're probably dead in many places emergency workers are out trying to minimise the risk several people have already been killed in weather related accidents in the alps. boats locals know full well it's not just the roads that's a dangerous the danger is that the masses of snow come down off the roofs when the kids are playing underneath it was so intelligent to play somewhere else. in austria authorities have ramped up the avalanche warnings power lines have been brought down leaving large areas without electricity. there was some respite for about a hundred tourists have been trapped in a serious ski resort authorities used. from evacuate them.
but with many roads impassable thousands of people remain cutoff from the outside world. to crane our tens of thousands of ukrainian soldiers who fought in the war in the east of the country many are now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders figures show that suicide rates among former combatants are surging yet the government in kiev refuses to acknowledge their plight now a volunteer organization has stepped in to help nick conley reports from ukraine it's been a year since and he returned home from the front line the fighting may now be hundreds of kilometers away but the conflict still hasn't let go. it's really everything could be fine in the. constant vigilance that saved in these life in the trenches is now getting in the way of adjusting to normal life his body releases
adrenaline at random. get all hot and lose control over my arms and legs my heart starts beating like crazy my blood pressure jumps sometimes i get full scope panic attacks and then he spent three years on the frontline in dog. before the war he was a pos that eventually church when conflict broke out he volunteered with the nationalist as a patel and later training as a paramedic. struck and when your friend through the snow to safety you fall down in the bullets are flying over you but your head you get a few metres further and just end up falling down again because the fire's too heavy or. back home in tears even finding a job is a struggle many businesses won't employ veterans for fear they could turn violent and since returning and that he has not received any support from the government and he's not alone but the military's top brass denies it has a problem on its hands on the command tells us that most soldiers get back to
normal after just three days of home confronted with biggest suggesting a surge in suicide rates they tell us that soldiers and no more likely to take their own lives than anyone else. it's activists that are filling the gap left by government with high up in the cup paid in mountains about as far from the conflict you can get in ukraine and they will be spending two weeks with other veterans supported by psychologists an art therapist all of it paid for by private donations without any government funding whatsoever. because when was the last time you drew something new it's been a while back to shows that you think you know and it's been thirty five years at least doc or think me because i've never done anything like this i'm glad i came here i mean a really good we're going there for support so i'm a straight up all but the future of the project is under threat it's look at this in this hour eighty percent of my time goes in fundraising trying to get people to
just take notice of what we're doing it's getting harder and harder any twenty percent of my time is actually left to help these people. even after just a few days and the seems like a different person one with a plan for control but when the. boss says for the war i was a pastor of. a therapist of a college. is mean you know i want to see experiences i've gained here to help others like me. i've seen myself how tough it is. to be left the army a year ago. we're and i still can't see where we should pull company. sports news now by and munich will sign france world cup defender benjamin from stuck out in july the twenty two year old joins a five year deal has been should go out since twenty sixteen and head to steady
seasons before helping his country to world cup glory in russia i'm pond's friends for he is a reported thirty five million euros german media have also speculated that hama will be joined by and by france's other fullback lucas fernandez it's. business though and a warning for the world's economy christopher christopher is right here a stark one the global economy is facing darkening skies that's the latest assessment of the world bank in its annual report the lender downgraded its outlook for the global economy this year now it cited rising trade tensions weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging markets the world bank now says that it expects the bill of economy to grow by two point nine percent in twenty nineteen that's a marginally down from the three percent forecast into. for
some more analysis let's bring in our financial correspondent only bars or frankfurt only the world bank talks about darkening skies but world economic growth of two point nine percent still sounds pretty robust so what's the issue here. there's hardly a difference between two point nine and three percent but the question is whether that is tenable and i think that's what the world bank means by darkening skies by perhaps a storm brewing we're still in trade talks in beijing between the u.s. and china and the talk is going starting on how the banks it is supposed to be voted on in british parliament and if either one of these issues flares up and winds up on the wrong side of. good politics and good economics then you have a problem not just politically but for the world economy as well and the world bank also points out it's not just about the number of t. shirts produced or tons of steel or number of cars on the road it's also about debt
mounting and that's also a bad sign at the moment with growth being threatened not yet declining that much but being threatened and governments and corporations having rising debt at the same time with rising rates and some of the economic room can also be seen here in germany europe's biggest economy economic data has come in weaker than expected in recent months give us the latest here. well industrial production both and orders for new goods came down and that was already bad news that continued to trend in those two items and exports just fresh off the presses if you will for november also down zero point four percent the exports for german industry while imports going down by an even stronger one point six percent that's not a good number now these are month on month declines the december versus november on
an annual basis they look a bit better but you know there is a question does raise a question of whether germany is rate is heading for a recession i heard in a bank economist this morning negating that he's optimistic he says that yes there will be we can growth but no recession but others because of those world problems out there are a little bit more pessimistic now the world bank warns of darkening skies for the global economy only bartz reporting from frankfurt only thank you. striking workers have hit the streets of the bangladeshi capital dhaka for the fourth day running they are protesting conditions in the country's garment sector now prime minister shaikh seanie who was reelected at the end of last year has raised the minimum monthly wage by over fifty percent in the country's largest industry but the people working there say that's not nearly enough. police fired rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds of demonstrators on the streets of dot com and
some of them fought back with stones over fifty protesters are reported to have been injured in the exchanges so far along with twelve policeman. the garment industry plays a key role in the asian country bangladesh is the second largest manufacturer of clothing globally and its factories supply some of the world's largest retailers although the industry has turned the nation into a major exporter the benefits haven't trickled down much the. minimum wage is still just eight thousand taka around ninety five dollars a month the striking protesters want more. and we're demanding twice that sixteen thousand taka. the basic monthly income has to be ten thousand taka and salaries have to be sixteen thousand the authorities are giving us nothing unions have warned that the strikes may spread to other cities the protests are expected to continue. it's to turkey now where after
a long period of strong growth the country's economy is weakening galloping inflation is posing a huge challenge for consumers and companies turkey's housing sector is particularly hard hit a years long building boom used to be a major driver of the country's economy but now projects that once may have been considered bold just seem oddly out of place take a look. it's a touch of disneyland deep in the rule province of bull in northwestern turkey hundreds of little castles in fact luxury houses with pointy towers and fairy tale charm if it wasn't for the barbed wire and the fact that they're all empty and just aren't selling situated halfway between istanbul and ankara the region is popular with tourists who like hiking in the vast forests here and turkish developer spent over one hundred million dollars building homes for arab customers
. who say that i'm isn't. the inspiration for the project came from our work in kuwait and the gulf countries we talked with our customers there and came up with more than one design based on their demands the choice in the end was for a design like this. to be. up to. while the outcome is certainly a matter of taste the economic situation in turkey is clearly bad the economy is retracting falling few people here are willing to spend up to five hundred thousand dollars for a villa. that puts measure yeah dylan in a bind his satellite group is seeking bankruptcy protection he says local factors are to blame for the. move to murchison which this project is three kilometers from the city center in an area that's not suitable for agriculture but despite obtaining all the approvals and permission for this project we've seen
a lot of bad press that has pitted the locals against us. indeed many here don't like the castles. and. we don't want these properties here we don't want those houses decided to be sold to foreigners. it seems the foreigners won't be coming after all for years the housing market in turkey was strong now it seems too many homes have been built hard times for the construction sector adding to the region's economic woes. and finally a hospital in alaska had an unexpected visitor this week a giant of moose wandered into an open door and began chomping on the plants in the lobby they are see it that's one big moves workers were spellbound they say they never once felt threatened by the cure is a visitor who stuck around for about ten minutes before sauntering back to the most
calls no problems other than for the plants which were luckily for the most plastic . and a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you at this hour u.s. president donald trump has made a televised address to the nation to drum up support for his plan to build a wall at the mexican border democrats accuse mr trump of misleading the public by stoking fear because. you're watching the news coming to you live from berlin more coming at the top of the hour for now thanks for watching and have a good. claim .