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this is the wu news live from berlin and it's this practice a deal or may not even happen at all those are the words of the e.u. john paul junker appearing alongside prime minister theresa may at a late night press conference he's warned there will be no third chance but out of the new terms enough to win the support of the british parliament in a vote later today also coming up. algeria is ailing president says he will not
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seek a fifth term this move comes following mass protests next month's elections have also been delayed raising concerns about the country's direction. also coming up sand turning neighbor against neighbor in rural kenya high demand in the construction industry has led to environmental damage and even some deaths in the tracks where sand is collected. i'm brian thomas thanks for joining us the british prime minister treason may have struck a deal to revise the terms of britain's divorce from the european union parliament stude to vote on them later today less than three weeks before that set to take place now the main change may secured in strausberg with the european commission president dog dog. concerns the future of the border with northern ireland both
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sides agreed that the so-called backstop which foresees northern ireland continuing to follow e.u. rules in order to keep the border open would only apply temporarily after breakfast or younger warned that there would be no third chance to change the agreement theresa may says the revised terms should convince british lawmakers to back her bracks a deal today having the insurance policy to guarantee that it will never be called to do in northern ireland it is absolutely right its own is the u.k. some of the commitments in the belfast good friday agreement but if we ever have to use that insurance policy it cannot become a permanent arrangement i just know the template for a future relationship. the deal that m.p.'s voted on in january was not strong enough to make that clear and legally binding changes we needed to set that right
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today we have agreed to. and joining us now from london is the interviews bagot moss and max hoffman is covering events for us in strasburg welcome to both of you and good morning bigotry so may sounding very positive about what did she get in brussels from the e.u. to win over the british parliament. she is sounding very positive because she has to this is really crunch time for treason may only if really days and weeks to bragg's it and she really has to get something through how how pala meant here at home and what she says is something that's legally binding so she puts a positive spin on it but what she has not gotten is the reopening of the withdrawal agreement so the whole convoluted text that regulates the heechee between the u.k. and the european union and this is something that many people here in london that wealthy are very skeptical about the backs of process have been demanding so the question really is what she has secured with
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a speedy enough to get her dhea through paula vent and it will be voted on later on today in what's going to be a nail biting session here and of the ok max over to you in strasburg where the changes were hammered out apparently what does the e.u. make of this agreement. oh the e.u. has many voices brian but john close your go seems to think that this is it this is the last chance he said there was a second chance there will be no thirteen chance and this is a different kind of tone than we've heard in the past because the commission the e.u. commission that is in charge of negotiating this agreement on behalf of the european union said they were always open for talks although they didn't budge that much now it really depends on what the member states do because they are wholesale part of the european union of course but they have already said they will follow the lead of ireland because ireland will have to deal with all the consequences to avoid this hard border between northern ireland and ireland it's
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a clear. is that the commission had close contact with. in ireland it seems that the irish or on board so probably the rest of the e.u. will follow the lead of ireland here ok bigger the new tone there we just heard from brussels what happens if parliament fails to pass the praxis deal later today . if parliament fails to possibly exit deal and this is going to be interesting that marx was mentioning arlen because i think a lot of m.p.'s here in london will follow the lead of the northern irish members of of parliament of the d u p so you know arlen is really at the center of this disagreement over the future of northern ireland and the future of the u.k. and the european union if this deal fails to get through it's really interesting to see by what margin because last time treason may try to get a similar deal through the house of parliament she does by over two hundred votes
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that's a lot if she loses by less she might have maybe by only about fifty or a little more she might try to get a true again through parliament but that would be at some point in the future first of all there's going to be more votes here in london theresa may has promised that m.p.'s will get a chance to exclude a new deal exit of the u.k. from the european union so crashing out without any agreement at the end of march that m.p.'s can exclude ed and if that's then gets through the house of m.p.'s make clear they don't want to crash out without any deal then there will be a vote on a possible extension of the whole withdrawal process so that's reason they would then be instructed by parliament to go to the european union and ask for an extension ok so this is a crucial week for a max the e.u. commission president john clarke younkers said that if parliament in london fails to back this bracks a plan as it now stands there might be no bracks at all. right
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and it's all connected to what just said because if they don't back this deal but at the same time they want to avoid a no deal drugs and what does it mean it might even mean a second referendum or new elections and that of course is the worst case scenario for hard drugs the tears they might be willing to swallow this agreement if it means that they can still have their bags and avoid no brags that because you don't know what's going to be the result of a second referendum if it really takes place so this is zone closed younger the president of the e.u. commission building up even more pressure for this crucial vote in the house of commons on tuesday what really happens afterwards we don't know but this is this is really the kind that's the important part we've been steering towards this for for two years and all sides are trying to build up pressure as much as possible and in the case of to include younger in order to force the house of commons to pass this
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deal with to successful or not we'll see later in the day max often foursomes toss brogan biggest loss for us and one of the very. good work there for both of you bring us up to date on a complex issue thanks so much and talk to you again later. now let's check in with some of the other stories making news today in court belgium has sentenced the gunman who killed four people in an attack on brussels jewish museum to life in prison many stage the attack in two thousand and fourteen after returning from syria where he's suspected of having joined so-called islamic state. u.s. regulators have ordered boeing to make urgent improvements to its seven thirty seven max eight aircraft after the crash meet the opiah but they've not ordered to be grounded it is the second deadly accident in five months involving this class of aircraft singapore's latest country to ban the plane from its airspace. and power blackouts in the venezuelan capital caracas have disrupted that city's water system
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forcing residents to line up for water from tanker trucks and cisterns some are also taking water from a local river most of venezuela's electricity grid collapse last week president nicolas maduro as suggested the u.s. sabotage to keep power station. it's to algeria now where long serving president adela's ease beautifully has announced he will not be seeking reelection the move comes after weeks of protests against his candidacy unlike other longstanding leaders in north africa beautifully can survive the wave of revolutions between two thousand and ten two thousand and twelve the only president now seems ready to pass algeria's political future onto a younger generation but a number of voters are yet to be convinced as we hear in this report. that kurds of the arab spring after nearly a month of protests. about to public pressure announce he will not run for shish
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term as president the news brought tens of thousands of in the streets to celebrate but some struck a note of caution warning that real change must follow. good things but only if they change the government completely. fifty bring someone just like him. it's not one shoots. they have to change the whole government forces as well so wary of the announcement that the election due to be held next month has been postponed indefinitely. we should be what does it mean when they announce the beautifully. it is not running for a fifth term but that is adding another year this is what he wanted from the beginning to postpone the elections and have another year we don't want that we want to put a freak and his plan to give up power to keep the machine a beautiful at all but. to diflucan suffered a severe stroke in two thousand and thirteen that's really appeared in public since monday during two viet footage of the ending present in the meeting that included
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nordin baduy the current interior minister who is not considered part of but if you can see in a circle has been named the new prime minister. that's being seen as a sign that the old guard might really be releasing its hold on power joining us now from algiers sophia nasr journalist of following events there morning so here are the celebrations we've been seeing in algiers premature and well buthe flicka really leave office for the reasons that we've seen yesterday night definitely mature and what we've seen yesterday night were several excellent thousands of people who were going out but the majority of those who. stayed home yesterday as they know very well that the movement the announcement. made by which he just ran yesterday was simply a political maneuver this is not a real political change it's worth noting that the suggestion of uniting
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a national conference on consensus was already hard won by allies on. so this is not. unusual to continue we're suggestion a new solution to solve the ongoing crisis. they were trying to. new consensus within the regime the coming so the suggestion of a national conference of consensus is not more than a political maneuver to stay in power and to keep going through and that's often what was behind the decision to postpone april's presidential election. it's important to to have a look at the way how the us during regime is working we're not talking about a dictatorship we're not talking about an autocratic regime we're talking about a semiautomatic regime composed of several weems and what we're witnessing for quite a while is a policy struggle between several up between so when we took your words of units in
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two thousand and fourteen between squatting to be on another candidate to put people what kind of an emergency solution because they couldn't find another kind of. buying time buying time to find another candidate that would be able to perceive as many wings that talk to the office here in the ok so a lot of movement there in the background in algiers so if you nasr for us thanks very much the state of the news live from berlin still to come on the show we'll look into the practice of illegal sand quarreling and how it's destroying lives and land in rural kenya. but first here in germany the trial of an iraqi asylum seeker used of the rape and murder of a fourteen year old girl begins today prosecutors charge that the twenty two year old suspect ali be attacked and killed a victim in the city of east bottom last year and then fled to iraq german federal
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police eventually brought him back with the help of rakyat thordis the case is fueled a broader debate about asylum practices in germany especially for those like ali bay who are charged with violent crimes. when susan had disappeared in may last year two weeks went by before any trace of her could be found then police discovered the body of a fourteen year old next to a railroad track in a home covered with dirt and branches. be a young iraqi living in a refugee shelter in v.c. was the main suspect the investigating team then got a tip from within the migrant community where he was living. center then clinton said about six thirty pm on sunday june third the thirteen year old refugee appeared in vs bottoms first precinct and said that susana had been raped and murdered so i think about it. and he named this twenty year old iraqi as a possible suspect. its workers in. and his family fled
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overnight to northern iraq but he was arrested there and handed over to german authorities he confessed to killing susanna but denies having returned. right when the populace to use the case to criticize the government's refugee policy in germany emotions ran high in an unusual step chancellor merkel commented on the sidelines of the g. seven summit in canada. unimaginable suffering that the family and also the victim have endured touches everyone including me. i can only say now that it is good that the suspected perpetrator has been caught in the water. is believed to have killed susanna in order to cover up the rape he has also been accused of raping an eleven year old girl that case is being handled separately. it's to kenya now where illegal digging for sound poses
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a growing environmental practices the plate of water supplies and worse not countries conditions did abuse her the ball isn't a district where the promise of cash from sad. devastating consequences. it's a walk across the scarred landscape which. called home this used to be a river carrying drinking water for the community and their livestock in much tacos county kenya. that's until centavos just started illegally mining the river bed leaving barely any sand told the water john fight to stop them but his activism has come at a high price. goes where no it's somebody. who . also is a human being that you made to feel. john says san cartels are behind the illegal mining which feeds the demands of the country's rapid and i say should people in
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his community believe they won't stop the destruction until there is no sand left with no regard for those whose lives depend on access to the water is. a lot. when the sun is too hot and you come to look for water you find the levels have gone very low and this water is salty it's not good for washing clothes for drinking this water is bad and we sometimes catch diseases like typhoid. all over the country illegal sand harvesting is taking place in broad daylight the driver of this truck doesn't want to be filmed but tells us up to two hundred truckloads of sand are collected each day the illicit sand business is a lucrative one just not for the people in the communities where the sand is mind on the small group of sandy this cashes in on the sales by the people of much acos are divided between those who depend on the little money and from harvesting and
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those desperate to save the last puddles of water in the area but no matter which side they're on both groups suffer the dangerous and by mental and human cost of the data you send industries underbelly. many lives have been ruined or lost due to kenya sandra this is a thirty six year old farmer who lost her husband a centavo who died at work. said it happened on the seventh of march twenty fourth teen before he was scooping sand to sell. as they were scooping sand and taking under ground the soil above him fell down and buried him. as does as opposed to the sand harvesting which has caused an almost permanent drought in the region but she knows that many of these men who make just a few dollars
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a day feel like they have no choice. the problem that we have is of their own to any job and we have families we have needs . we're human beings and we try home to get it. but we just don't get to them. is that i've been at the. dunn says it's a tragedy that men like matthew being used by the cutouts and have become complicit in destroying the livelihoods of their communities he's asking politicians and police to find me stand up to those stealing my check ascend so that hopefully one day its rivers can recover. almost twenty years ago today that the former communist countries poland hungary and the. joined the nato military alliance that move broke up the former soviet union's iron grip on satellite states in eastern
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europe but now a newly a sort of russia countries looking to bolster the military alliance. it's the stuff of boardgames diplomacy conflict and alliances poland and the baltics used to be aligned with the soviet union and the communist defense alliance course the warsaw pact in the is following the end of the cold war in one thousand nine hundred nine they became members of the north atlantic treaty organization nato. to russia's líza vladimir putin that was a mistake. unafraid of conflicts russia annexed crimea and spock's the crisis in ukraine. in response nato isn't hunting its presence in eastern europe once again with both sides rebuilding their military strength tensions are rising once more. while
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many in poland see russia as a threat especially as we just heard there since the ukraine crisis in the attic station of crimea the northeast of poland is less than one hundred kilometers from the russian border and a host a large contingent of american soldiers there part of nato plan to secure poland in the case of a provocation from the east. piece are not pictures stuff an actual war it's an exercise in case of emergency jonathan oakes has been stationed for six months in northeast and poland near the russian border a long way from his home state of tennessee in the u.s. he previously did two tours of duty in iraq as a tank on or. completely. reckless a combat mission. bring the. focus on. mission throughout the day throughout the week. here we're focusing on training with our friends nobody here hates working with nato partners. it's one of nearly
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a thousand nato soldiers from various countries helping put on the shelf farce the occasion poland is celebrating twenty years as a nato member. it's a demonstration of power also meant for the polish president. a few who we're. you know it's quick response taskforce troops which protect us from the eastern flank of the alliance are stationed here. the early years. i hope that they will increase their presence soon there were many poles pure russia as a threat especially since the ukraine crisis and the annexation of crimea that's
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why the u.s. has sent extra troops that are nader's flank that's a deterrent they're now around five thousand u.s. soldiers and poland. every year opponent is spending two percent of its g.d.p. on defense making it a poster child for nato for selling to a crime and stuff the alliance has also led sure repeated price by the united states now into. turn for the financial commitment poland is also demanding for more security from nato and for more u.s. troops in the country. the little town of or she's near the nato base has been profiting from the presence of so many u.s. soldiers oaks and others frequently visited he says he does not feel threatened even though the russian border is less than one hundred kilometers away. i wouldn't say a burden at all its. nato partners we're here to train with him for any serious this is not just that you know it's it's any threat whatsoever so if we train for
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one hundred years and nothing ever happens that's good training manny off the townspeople feel safe for now that the americans are here at oaks favorite restaurant people no longer fear russia will look a little christianson of we think we can depend on the americans for america's five sifton one logically believes they will help us in case it comes to a conflict with russia. if you can see that also. polls have been calling for a permanent us space for years but for the time being the soldiers are only stations here for short term oaks will soon return to tennessee he says specially looking forward to being with his daughter again whom he saw only briefly right after she was born we have some sports now and the ultimate fighting championship star karma gregor has been arrested in miami florida for allegedly smashing a fan's phone as a fan tried to take a picture of him. there are mixed martial arts fighters being charged was strong
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armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief legends and took place as the thirty year old was leaving a hotel at five twenty am local time last year mcgregor was ordered by a court to undergo anger management training and perform five days of community service after he attacked the boss containing rival u.f.c. fighters. some football now and in the bonus league is monday night game frankfurt and door closed out match day twenty five the hosts took their time but eventually overcame their opponents going three goals in the second half that means frankfurt remain undefeated this year. dusseldorf were defeated by frankfurt in a major way earlier this season conceding seven goals to the high flying eagles all eyes were on frankfurt as he scored five goals against dusseldorf in their first encounter but he wouldn't be a factor in this one the home side thought they were off to a great start nitida an early goal but unfortunately for dusseldorf luka back yo
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was called for handball in the build up after the restart frankfurt open the scoring off the cross to cincy are finished with a header one zip frankfurt they haven't lost a match after taking the lead in twenty nine games in stoppage time they added another through a rare substitute sebastian i lay on the french mint no problem navigating the keeper. only two minutes later again giving frankfurt the easy three nil victory over dusseldorf a great tune up for frankfurt who face interim ilan in the europa league later this week. let's get you a reminder now of our top story this hour prime minister trees has struck a deal with even those haters to revise the terms of. the main change concerns northern ireland's foreigner with irish republic lawmakers in london will be voting on those changes later today.
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this is from up next kick off our review of. twenty five and don't forget you can always get the latest news and information around the clock on the website. i'm brian thomas for the entire team thanks for being here. the for.
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i'm going to. pick up. the fight for thompson goodman and the train comes on three point zero and not enough to a. higher system a time goal difference for smashing false hopes it's no fun being champions now time. to come.
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