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this is the w. news live from berlin tonight britain's staggering towards its white suit engaged lawmakers and prime minister teresa mayes government a fresh defeat as they try to stop the country from crashing out of the european union it comes ahead of a decisive vote on may's withdrawal deal that vote scheduled for next week also coming up a turkish court jails another journalist this time it's a d w reporter punished for her articles on a former prime minister and his alleged links to off shore companies plus an
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anxious wait in the democratic republic of congo tensions rise as authorities prepare to announce results of last month's troubled election the country is still waiting for its first new leader in almost two decades. it's good to have you with us tonight british lawmakers have dealt a fresh blow to u.k. prime minister teresa mayes government they've begun five days of debate in advance of next week's vote on teresa mayes bragg sit deal but today they voted to force her government to produce an alternative play in for leaving the european union it's expected that next week parliament will reject the plan submitted by theresa may. prime minister to resign made left office in downing street for parliament knowing most lawmakers oppose her deal with brussels but they will set them on
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britain to leave without an agreement together. when will the prime minister face the facts there is little support for a deal or no deal in this house the prime minister it's frozen in filio asking m.p.'s to write a blank check for her blindfold brecht thanks but if the prime minister attempts and no deal protests that we will fight tooth and nail every inch of the word labor is clear the deal is not in the national interest it doesn't come anywhere near meeting out it will make the country poorer and divided it won't protect jobs the economy the new majority for any proposition on a future relationship with the european union in this house of commons except the majority of it is clearly against leaving with no deal. in a second defeat for to reason may in the space of two days members of parliament voted to make the government quickly come up with an alternative if may's deal is
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rejected next week that would not be the end of it and we've also been looking at how parliament can take a greater role as we take these negotiations on to the next stage and so i can tell the house that in the event that our future relationship or alternative arrangements are not ready by the end of twenty twenty parliament we'll have a vote on whether to seek to extend the implementation period feelings are running high and a superior prominent conservative lawmaker in favor of britain remaining in the european union was abused outside parliament this week by hecklers who accused her of being a nazi. with the close down to bricks at the end of march divisions are as wide as ever and pays a queue to vote on may's deal next tuesday. but i want to bring in quintile he is an associate fellow of the international think tank chatham house in london quinn
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it's good to see you again so what did we see happen today in parliament i mean is this the parliament trying to reassert its authority over a breaks a plan that no one seems to be able to agree on. yes that's precisely what it is it's a real struggle for control of the process between the parliamentarians of both parties across the middle of parliament and a government that has been constantly divided itself and doesn't have a majority the trouble is that part of that in the british system government always has a slightly stronger hand that parliament said parliament is really fighting a guerrilla war to try and maneuver itself into a position where it can actually dictate to the government the road ahead and this road is very very difficult because as you said in your report that it doesn't look
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as if there's a majority in the parliament but any particular outcome and it may be that they going to be reduced to a horror of horrors actually even holding a second referendum and it's expected that next week when parliament votes on teresa mayes withdrawal plan it's expected that lawmakers are going to reject that so how does today's action how does that fit into that. well what in fact the reason mays been trying to do that for weeks is really frighten members of parliament into voting for the deal she's agreed with the rest of the european union by saying the only alternative to this deal is crashing out with nobody in the till and then full government sources and many other people have been underlining just bad crashing you know with no deal would be enormous queues
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that border lorries backed up in traffic jams across all the motorway is but also airplanes not taking off medicines in short supply even with crude running out of said horror stories right across the board and i suddenly reason why is being faced by parliament we've said we are not prepared to accept this there is a clear majority that says we have not prepared to crash out without a deal you've got to come back with a clear plan b. which isn't just no deal said that's really the instructions he got today and we know when it takes two to tango in the european union he has said all along that the deal to go shelley betrays a maid that's the deal and that's it do you know in u.k. parliamentarian's do they realize they are fact. yes but i think that they've also got quite a clear message from the rest of the european union that if there is a fundamental reason for a delay that's to say either
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a general election or. a second vote a referendum or even perhaps there's simply isn't time to get the legislation through parliament those are all valid reasons to delay the date of actually leaving the european union from march the twenty ninth and i think in those circumstances that would be acceptable it's still got to be a unanimous vote of the other twenty seven but i think that's more likely what i don't think they would do is say ok you can have more time to try to resolve the internal divisions of the government and the british conservative party that i think they would just put their foot i would say forget it yeah it's a issue that remains unresolved that is for sure quintile feller with chatham house joining us tonight from london when as always we appreciate your insights thank you . thank you here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines
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around the world almost fifty migrants who were stranded on to rescue ships last month have arrived in malta after they were picked up in the mediterranean sea the island and the rest of the e.u. it had earlier agreed that the migrants would be transferred to locations and eight e.u. countries along with around two hundred fifty other rescued migrants. a former israeli minister is going to prison for a while in years after pleading guilty of spying for iran goldman sachs have agreed to the sentence as part of a plea bargain served as energy minister in the one nine hundred ninety s. in two thousand and five he was convicted of smuggling chocolate covered ecstasy pills into israel. u.s. secretary of state mike pump ai has announced and has made an unannounced visit to iraq as part of a middle east tour to promote the white house's hard line position on iran at the same time iran has confirmed that it arrested a u.s. citizen michael white in the city of mush last july he's been held on unspecified
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charges. only courts in istanbul have sentenced a reporter he works for g.w. news to thirteen months in prison. faced insult and libel charges over a report on a former turkish prime minister's tines to off shore companies the international consortium of investigative journalist has condemned the sentence as yet another disgraceful attack on free speech in turkey. usually pailin writes about other people and their stories now she's making headlines herself after being sentenced to jail for defamation an insult and slandering a public official. in the big three addiction i expected this verdict because here in turkey as a journalist i always have one foot in jail i'm not the only one many reporters are in the same position so we try not to let it get us down and we just carry on doing our job. she was the up my child. has been reporting for turkish service
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since last year. before that she was part of the international network of investigative journalists who analyzed and published the so-called paradise papers . leaks confidential documents revealing the offshore accounts of politicians business people and multinational companies who are avoiding taxes and sometimes evading them. during her research found an alleged connection to the family of the former turkish prime minister yielded them and wrote articles about it for the turkish daily newspaper john kerry it yielded room sued her. assemble the goods the yanking the the might this is an attempt to intimidate not me personally or my articles but the whole journalism profession. by larry up with the message is if you report freely you will be punished. that's
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the situation for journalists here in turkey says i sit in the city. she may have been sentenced but not in prison yet she wants to appeal and while her case continues she hopes she will be able to focus on writing stories again instead of being the center of attention herself. or the democratic republic of congo is on edge tonight authorities are set to announce the results from last month's presidential election in about two hours from now government opponents say that that election was deeply flawed they say outgoing leader joseph kabila wants to stage manage a handover of power to his preferred candidate. for the moment this building is the focus of attention in the congolese capital the country's electoral commission inside officials are evaluating the presidential ballot results which they were supposed to announce last sunday outside riot police are erecting barriers the security presence in kinshasa has been stepped up and nervous locals say that's not
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a good sign. saying elise barry is it's clear the electoral commission doesn't need or want to give us the name of the person who was elected. them to repair the transfer of power in a civilized way so people don't die when they announce the results so no blood is shed we're tired of that. this ballot was meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power in congress fifty nine years of independence both local observers say there were major regularities one of the opposition front runners martin for you lou has made this threat against the election commission. saluted. the proclaimed results are not lawful we will release our own figures already known by the electoral commission says the international observers african
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observers and local observers is a feel good. congo was rocked by violence after of its in two thousand and six on twenty eleven now there are real fears of more instability. or heavy snowfall and avalanches in austria and germany have claimed at least five lives train services and roads have been disrupted authorities are warning that the avalanche risk in the alps remains high some communities have been cut off completely more snow is due this week. a delivery of supplies for yak and now a small village in bavaria the area is almost completely cut off the main roads are blocked by falling trees the only way in and out is among this forest path how much longer it will remain open it's not clear more snow is expected with or she said declared a state of emergency because of falling trees other parts of bavaria also buried in
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snow and the schools are closed. in austria the situation is even more serious the battle against snow continued overnight in the northern no the avalanche warning is that level four and it could go up to level five the highest in the next few days. in the city of south's book soldiers have been brought in to clear as much as three metres of snow from roofs. falling snow can be extremely destructive and experts are warning that the avalanche danger is increasing by the day the. biggest danger if the snow does not really compact is that more and more builds up until it's released. could have possibly fatal consequences. there's little improvement in prospect more snow and storms a forecast of the weekend. when you're watching. the top of
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