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request for. closing those not. confused. people. still. on. the program. germany's chancellor has confirmed that the e.u. could approve britain's request for a shorter extension to bragg said anglo-american told german lawmakers that the e.u. could back a delay if british lawmakers pass the prime minister's withdrawal deal next week
this despite the fact that it's already been rejected twice chancellor merkel's comments were part of a policy speech to the german parliament e.u. summit begins today in brussels she began by saying she favored a delay if it meant an orderly exit but was able to resolve the issue surrounding the irish border it's been lovely for the it is my firm conviction that we need to have a structured withdrawal of britain from the e.u. it's not just in the interest of britain itself which of course many there believe as well but it's also very much in the interest of germany and the interest of the twenty seven other member states of the e.u. . and i believe the key problem there has to do with the whole question of ireland let's end this to do not make the argument. straight to germany's bundestag where we find political editor not welcoming we
have a chance of repeating her desire for an orderly process but if she actually willing to help her by. well she's willing to help as far as she can possibly go in fact she also referred to that letter here's a copy of it that theresa may sent to brussels basically requesting an extension until the thirtieth of june and this is conditional on the german chancellor has confirmed that e.u. line that we heard from the commission president. over yesterday that there has to be a vote going through parliament there has to be this deal in place for the view to grant this extension and there's a lot of ifs and buts because it's by no means. certain to me some may can deliver that and i had the chance just a short while ago to talk to alexander graf lamb selfies of foreign policy spokesman of the pro-business free democrats in germany about what he thinks is the
likelihood of a hardbacks s.s. system to that if they would agree to an orderly breck's of an extension is not a problem at all we're all flexible on that but as long as there is no indication of what the u.k. really wants as long as there's no indication of the path ahead i think there cannot be an extension and we will be confronted with the heartbreak that. so michela under merkel repeatedly said she wants to avoid a disorderly breaks and we heard at the top of the program her saying that she wanted to do everything she could to ensure the contingency plans for a disorderly breaks it would never needed what she doing. well first of all those contingency plans already in place in germany we actually saw a whole succession of laws go through also securing pension rights for brits living here. a lot of regulations that have been put in place and there's
a lot of contingency plans in the draw it can be pulled out at any moment at the same time one has to say that the same is not true for britain british parliament has been busy with itself mainly and what the german chancellor counting is help this person prime minister theresa may as much as possible she's backing her to the degree that she says yes you can have that exemption but we also have to think of the future of europe and specifically merkel said the legality of those e.u. elections coming up at the end of may if a delay he's a question mark over the legality of that vote and therefore the ability of lawmakers in the you to act that's the price clearly there's a chance that it is not willing to pay to pay and with her e.u. leaders but the elephant in the room really is can avert go through and how much longer will to rescind may even be able to survive as prime minister that's a question nobody here open the that would be interference but that just highlights
how much the bore is over on the british isles right now. thank you meanwhile back in the u.k. the prime minister used the national t.v. address to give her fellow parliamentarians a good telling off in london can tell us welcome barbara did it work please now more willing to do as they're told. it made things worse you really want to want to tear your hair out this morning in london here because watching parliamentarians come out here on the morning programs of all the t.v. and radio stations in london and even appearing in front of parliament they are live it they are so. furious you can hardly express it anymore this was a toxic dress they said and one label called the materials for instance a lady called liza mundy she had yesterday explore possibilities for the opposition to agree to a tour is a maze deal under certain circumstances now she came out this morning and said it's
over we will never vote for this deal she insults us she insults democracy so to reason may really made it worse and we all remember the saying of from donald rumsfeld the former defense minister in the united states who said in a situation if you know all stop digging now this is exactly what trees may did last night ok so parliamentarians tearing lumps out of each other what does this mean for people. of course business is also extremely angry about still not knowing where this journey is going for people it means that they really can't make decisions they don't know whether their jobs are safe or what will happen after i mean we have to always think about it is just one week from now that a heart breaks it might still happen and by worst hit from all our european citizens here in the european union more than three millions live here they just
have to make vital decisions about their future without really knowing what next what will happen to their status because nothing has been agreed we visited one of them. carrying me there has just returned from school run with her children just like she does every school day she lives in north london art her routine is not to be totally overturned because. i had to go. in my troll boy and try and find another and karen is from his tonja and works for the european medicines agency just a few underground stops away and cannery wharf but at. beginning of march the relocated to amsterdam because britain is leaving the e.u. i really like my job i enjoy working. and do what i do so i took the decision that i want to relocate with my employer because i've been working for
them for quite some time already so it's a move to amsterdam in the summer but life will be complicated cara needs to keep a foot in the u.k. after she broke up with her partner their father insists the children visit him and london never really. securing my stay in you like pretty or anything like that i was european living here but as a result of grated i had to start thinking about my future the prime minister has offered settled status to europeans are already living in britain but they have to apply for a tip of rock receive can make it difficult my cookbook from the sri million initiative a lobby group fighting for you citizens rights says huge and security people are in complete limbo people are depressed have upset they're very angry no one can make plans people don't know whether their job will go whether they can bring their parents into this country because if there's
a cliff. a couple of weeks time or whenever then we just don't know what our legal status is has she lost hope that things could still turn out all right well we're still fighting and lobbying producing things like this to keep citizens out of the rain will be stormy weather so these are women proof rain proof and hopefully will keep three point six million people dry there's still no recipe for breakfast but karen has made her decision as a single mother she needs her income in security and all the paperwork for u.k. status citizenships of passports for the children must come later i'm really sad to leave a leaving england because obviously. quite a nice life here and we have settled here but. but just to fix it it doesn't really leave you many choices are you going to go to netherlands or. do you want to. you're going to learn another language. or.
so like karen who we've just seen in your report stories of mace future also looks something. trees amaze the future looks shakier than ever because the mood against her is really hardening hardening on all sides of the political divide i mean labor is extremely upset they've been calling for new elections anyway but still now they look at her and say she's really not fit for office but in her own party it's not only the hardliners she say she has to give but it is also the moderates yesterday one of her early of personal friends dominic grieve said he was so it shamed to be a member of the conservative party and that really implies that even her closest allies or former allies are no turning away the problem only is there is no unity candidate to come up and save the situation so it's going to be treason may that is
going to drag the country through the crisis to the very more or less bitter end and then we don't know what will happen the odds are too many questions here is and political commentators increasingly into that what holds the future we don't know. in london thank you. to mozambique where loved ones now have a city you know be turned into an inland sea by cycling you know more rains expected in the coming days and the dire situation for tens of thousands of survivors is expected to get worse. lots of survivors rushed to receive their aid when they knew it had arrived in mozambique aid workers have a difficulties delivering food and other necessities. as well as heavy floods in the wake of the storm a widely broken infrastructure in and around the worst his city of tehran is also
hampering relief efforts or you saw we are no energy in one thousand nine percent of actors the cheapos fell we have no power. everything's destroyed the hospitals facing the same problem we have no communication or drinking water. there was. in a show of concern to some pics president felipe a new c visited one of the shelters in beirut. but the survivors excitement was overshadowed by disarray everywhere citizens of panicking because help is slow and clearly insufficient fights over food erupt. the people who didn't sleep came here early in the morning to receive food which we slept and had no right to receive it. calles in the shelters and out on
the streets a lot of people lost still at risk trapped by the flood waters. the united nations just tried to have the coast by cycling as quote a massive disaster affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. spoke with between the world food program it's active in mozambique malawi and zimbabwe where the cyclist did most of the damage and she told us more about the situation when you fly over this area it looks as if there's a whole ocean that has moved inland miles and miles of water people on roofs people spend days in trees schools are sheltering. people so we're bringing in food we have the little energy biscuits that have all the nutrients that a person needs to survive because they can't cook they have nothing and we bring in water we bring in supplies we have teams on the ground who do emergency telecom so
that the the aid workers can actually talk to each other and organize a response but it's a massive crisis so we're bringing in helicopters we're dropping off food and other supplies and water to people that are stuck in areas but you also have to mount a huge logistical response we're going to bring. cargo planes in. coming is coming in from all over southern africa because we will feed five hundred thousand people just think of that and that takes a lot. but it's it's massive because we already were on the ground before this disaster struck we handed out food vouchers to people could buy food before the cycloid hit so they had food for two weeks but this isn't a totally different scale no. lucia from the world food program but take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world then as well and forces are reported to have arrested the chief of staff of opposition leader
who. was taken during the raid on his. reasons to go i don't. the u.s. and other countries are recognize one quite i was entering president of ward venezuela's government not to arrest him or his aides. the main suspect in monday's trying shooting in the city of threats is to be charged with terrorism three people died on at least five wounded in the attack prosecutors believe the first seven year old suspect acted alone they say the investigation is continuing. and at least five people have died and more than twenty have been injured in a series of blasts in the afghan capital kabul explosions occurred near a shiite shrine as people gathered to mark the persian new year police say the bombs were detonated remotely. following two deadly crashes of boeing seven three seven max aircraft media reports in the united states say the f.b.i. has joined a criminal investigation into how the jet was certified to fly u.s.
invest in officials have been investigating the u.s. aviation regulators approval of the jet after lying their plane crash in october. you zealand's a prime minister just in the house and house of the government hopes to have a ban on semiautomatic and military style weapons in place by next month the move follows friday shootings at two mosques in christ church which left fifty people dead. was. one of the many vigils taking place across new zealand this week. as the country continues to come to terms with its worst mass shooting it's also taking radical steps to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again. today i'm announcing that new zealand will be in all military style see me or the medic we fans we were banned or parts with the ability to convey semen automatic or any other type of firearm into
a military style simi or dramatic weapon the lone gunman who opened fire on worshippers at two mosques in christ church was armed with semiautomatic rifles he's believed to have modified them with high capacity magazines to make them fire faster from now on all of this along with assault rifles will be banned in new zealand owners of such weapons will have to turn them into the police always always want to do everything we can to ensure those people. get to bring the far out to soarin surrender to watch and make that possible and possible quickly new zealanders in christchurch and across the country have largely welcomed the law change as a necessary step to keep their communities safe i think it's a step on the right direction something must change spaced on the last experience i know some people could see this as
a reaction. reaction because of one person the consequences what we've seen is this terrible and something must change hopefully nothing. will stop it from happening again the two mosques will reopen their doors on friday when mass commemorations to mark a week on from the attacks are due to take place. almost twenty years since the end of the civil conflict and the committee rouge cambodia is still littered with an estimated two million landmines that's according to the united nations clearing that is expensive and potentially deadly now a nonprofit group is recruiting rats to sniff out the unexploded bombs. they may look like vermin but these rodents are lifesavers to try and power traps are searching for land mines in cambodia. millions are still buried across the country the legacy of decades of war. the rats have
a powerful sense of smell and they have an ability to learn here at rat boot camp where they are trained to detect explosives. rats can sense the slightest whiff of t.n.t. . and when they do they're given a treat. but it takes around one year before the rodents are ready. what is the right thing actually trained to. do target. so that's you know faster and cheaper. easy to. carry. the rats go to work clearing this area of land mines ten of them at
a time sniff out the explosives every half hour different threats take over so their concentration doesn't slip. for humans one wrong step could mean death threats though are safe. then you need to be more than five. just down the road the rights of free spillage of landmines but that's after four decades in which the mines killed more than sixty thousand people in the country thousands more were disfigured farmer corn coon was one of them. our village lived in fear for many years wondering who might be next i have five sons and worried constantly that. now that the mines are gone we feel great relief . and the rats are fast this area would have taken people four days to
clear with great danger but the rats did it in under an hour. in sports the term is national football team played a family against serbia last night it was their first outing this year and they fielded a new look young team after coach you love x. three senior players despite playing at home they could only manage a draw. serbia struck first through a header for my truck frankfurt's look at yo bitch serbia took that one goal the into the break germany without the x. thomas moore ledger on board tank and match how most took their time to respond but they couldn't get the ball past serbian keeper marco demitra bitch. but leon gorecki up managed to find an opening in level to school. guys think about the ones at the soul we were all about from our performance in the first stuff we spent too much time in areas that didn't bring us much we talked about that at half time and did things better in the second half when i thought i
was fearful and no one thought enough of us are going to think of them and i felt we have to make sure that we perform you saw that today but with the chances we had in the second half we have to win the game to get over that's right not unless we had just given the space part of there was drama in injury time in serbia as milan passed cough was sent off for a bad foul on lee roy sunny luckily side may set the foul looked worse than it was and is expected to be ok the one one finnish isn't the best to know for germany to kick off their twenty twenty euro qualification against the netherlands on sunday. today is world down syndrome day one child in every thousand across the world is born with a genetic condition this means that millions have it and they're increasingly being integrated into their communities as one example is a cafe de dum de visit in the iranian capital to her. this completely in his element serving couple chinos to the guests in this cafe
waiting tables this is first ever job and the forty year old is loving every second of it. you go oh i like the cafe it's big and it's nice. that's why i'm so grateful to the owner. every night when i go to bed i thank you. for all. the others who work here have little chance of finding work elsewhere iran's job market is currently in such a bad state that over a third of college educated young iranians are unemployed for people with special needs it's become nearly impossible to find work. for most of those people there's nothing to do once they finish school they just stay at home but we're convinced it's good for them to show people that they have other abilities not just good for them it's also good for their families they're
often sad because they can't do anything but here they can show just what they're capable of. more than forty people living with down syndrome autism work here regularity everybody pitches in doing what they can brewing coffee waiting tables or entertaining the guests with music. they all get paid for their work except for the cafe owner he she runs a deficit every month there are very few government programs to support social projects like this one in the islamic republic. we've never received support from any kind of organization it's a completely independent project founded and finance privately or totally self dependent. giving up is not an option because every day she sees just how much this work means to him run and the others.
i used to just be with my father. but father look at me. i finally made it. i'm famous and go through life with my head raised high c. . with their positive attitude imran and his colleagues have created an atmosphere no where else in the islamic republic. no other coffee he a neuron could get away with this level of frivolity emraan and the others are making the best out being a little bit different and have transformed. into a place that's bursting with positivity.
which is consistent become very in for a tough field with brussels last week go mr mills changed his mind decided to support for reasons murray's agreement for carbon dioxide finally giving the conflict so far off the. earth a home for saving global o.g.'s tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world ideas to protect the climate and boost green energy solutions by global ideas being by a new series of global three thousand on t.w. and on line. catholic. church fully. don't know who sued the chief moose to be
a good. match. discover. subscribe to the documentary. britain's foreign secretary has warned of breck's it paralysis in the u.k. but they're off frantic efforts on the way to prevent that happening my guess this week here in london is nigel mills a member of the pro bracks it european research group which has consistently campaigned for a tough deal with brussels tougher than the one currently on the table or no deal at all last week though mr mills changed his mind and decide.