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also on the program. disappear this is it. feels like. you're completely cut off from the world. you don't know anything and you're terrified. a human rights lawyer. and a melting glacier in greenland makes a comeback but scientists say don't get to optimistic global warming is slowing down. plus these people are suing monsanto they want to know if the chemical giant knew it was selling. we'll tell you what a california court has decided. well i'm terry martin welcome to the program. we're going with the political deadlock in
the u.k. over briggs it and the announcement the theresa may will quit as prime minister there for her twice defeated breaks the deal is approved by parliament last night m.p.'s voted on eight different options on how the country's withdrawal from the european union should proceed the proposals included leaving the e.u. without a deal remaining in the bloc single market and customs union or holding a new referendum results only ended up highlighting division. so what does this whole mean. joins us now from london to talk about that bigotry survey is offering to resign of parliament approves her breaks the deal is that supposed to be an incentive suggesting parliament might sign off on the deal just to get rid of her. exactly that's what it is terry it's an extraordinary act of all self-sacrifice to reason may is saying i am going when you
help me and she is addressing her own party she's addressing those that are called bricks it tears that are thinking that she just wasn't tough enough and had negotiations with the european union and they wasn't in the next phase because remember this is just phase one this is just the exit to the e.u. but everything that comes off of this is the so-called phase two soni go shooting in detail the future relationship between the u.k. and the e.o.p. and union and they were on somebody else somebody from their side who wasn't on the remains side like the prime minister was in the referendum but somebody has really fought for breaks it from the beginning who they think and hope will from their point of view stand up more to the european union so it's reason may says she will get someone like that or you get a chance to elect someone like that if you come behind me and if you get this deal over the line last night lawmakers there in london voted on several options on how to proceed all. all of those options were rejected does that take us another step
closer to a no deal breaker. well anything that's not an agreement here in london takes a step closer to a no deal bret's it because that's the default option if there is no agreement and also no extension and also from the european union deal is or just exiting the european union is is the deal default option and if there is no deal that signed and if there is no extension and then yes it will happen but you also have to see that parliamentarians are clearly and they have said this in their vote yesterday they they're clearly against no deal they fear this will be incredibly damaging for the economy also for for any future relationship with the european union and it would put such a strain on it that they really don't want that to happen so they will do
everything they can and they will work on it further on monday i believe to prevent us now one of the options and last night's vote was a second referendum that option got more votes than any other alternative what does that tell us. well it's not a clear majority either but it just tells us from the logic of those who have fought for this referendum and really looked very unlikely that this might ever happen because also there's such a briggs it should teach here in the u.k. but the reasoning is that anything that it will be agreed now that the people a know what exactly it means to leave the european union they know it now they didn't know when they voted it was promised it was going to be very easy and now people realise actually it's terribly complicated and also from the point of those who are fighting for a referendum it's it's not beneficial for the u.k. it's. leave so for people then to say well we know what this means so do we really
want to have another think about it and then if you really want it then you leave on those times however it would also mean that divisive period of bragg's and all of this wrangling all of this back and forth would go on and i'm not sure that the e.u. would be terribly happy with that either big or thank you very good loss in london . the prolonged uncertainty over breaks it has left many university students in europe worried about their education plans if britain leaves the block without a deal the u.k. could fall outside the popular rasmussen exchange program used by many european students to study in the u.k. . who studies linguistics and she's just scored a place as an exchange student at britain's cambridge university it would be great news if it weren't for the cloud cast by breaks it.
i don't know what to do if it doesn't work out of course i hope very much that it works out and that i can start tobar but i don't really have a plan b. . britain's likely departure from the e.u. would endanger the european university exchange program with the u.k. brussels could suspend the stipend each student receives currently four hundred fifty euros a month yet the one word university one and five rest most participants chooses to study in the united kingdom it's the most popular exchange destination for berlin students and this year once again many have decided to apply for five semester arresting a scholarship despite the fret of bricks it. no funding would mean that many german students couldn't afford a semester in the u.k. . how far along are preparations. meets with r.s.
miss coordinate the program has been around since one thousand nine hundred eighty seven allowing students to study in foreign countries with e.u. support arrest most caught in a test stephanie tree good is says the program promotes international understanding among former enemies. he's been. around when there were still border controls students who do iraq's most exchange have never experienced hard borders but all of a sudden they're coming back and europe is suddenly short one country also paul's that's never happened and it's very sad it's the most important exchange country in our program and that even. down our food bank who wants to go to england no matter how watched even if it's a financial stretch it wouldn't get off me i would take out a loan i'm not even allowed to work in cambridge. and can be trouble for donna and other rescue students the prolonging breaks that negotiations mean more reasons to
worry it's not just the educational opportunities a german academic it's change service study showed that german arrest misty wouldn't start up personal relationships with foreign partners twice as often as students who have not spent time abroad so i enter the u.k. exchange program would probably be all right certainly to a devastating and to german pritish well i. i. well let's hope that won't and take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today but wing has delivered a software upgrade for its seven thirty seven max passenger jet that's meant to prevent failures of the aircraft and to stall system the jets have been grounded worldwide following the deadly ethiopian airlines crash earlier this month boeing says the timing of the upgrade was not related to the accident. malta is
armed forces say they have taken control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants who had been rescued at sea the ship has now arrived at a maltese port where the migrants will be handed over to police. venezuelans are ensuring a third night of another. massive blackout in caracas water pumps have been knocked out and schools and businesses have been closed president nicolas maduro is blaming the nationwide power outages on the u.s. and the opposition but many suspect years of corruption and mismanagement are to blame. to china and were a recent spate of high profile disappearance cases have attracted international attention being disappeared as people in china call it is a common practice this events are often held at secret detention facilities and usually only handed over to the judiciary system after a confession has been obtained. has met
a human rights lawyer who was disappeared for six months before he was jailed for subversion. to detention room is like a cooling chamber with a metal door escape from this room is impossible. thomas. was one of two hundred human rights lawyers chinese authorities rounded up in july two thousand and fifteen. cleared to watch everything inside is wrapped in soft material the walls the table it so you can't kill yourself. i didn't see daylight for half a year on a bright light is on twenty four hours a day you don't know if it's day or night. it feels like you've been locked up in hell. you're completely cut off from the world and. you don't know anything and you're terrified. all.
you see and he was called to the ministration of his apartment complex he didn't suspect anything. there are several plainclothes police were waiting they blindfolded him and shoved him into a car. with his wife and children were wondering why he didn't come back then later that day twenty police officers came to search their partners could have had to use and i was absolutely terrified nobody told me he came to taint the police searched the highs but refused to give any information you are truly original question how to get off course disappearances have become increasingly common in the head of interpol former canadian diplomat an exiled writer a canadian businessman and activist and
a photographer a lawyer booksellers. and a billionaire just a few of those who disappeared in the last two years. facilities of military compounds they are secret but activists have tried to find some detainees are not in the judicial systems database sienese wife and his mother herself a lawyer then did everything to track him down but without success. could you got a few what i tell you of how she was even more terrified than i was. she kept asking when have they taken my son. in she said young you might never come back. i could send you a twenty two days after my husband disappeared she suddenly died on.
the uncertainty is intentional or thirties use the sites to extort confession. to guards a presence of around the clock. the register every movement you make. they observe you to find your weak spot and find out what you're most scared of. they don't allow you to change positions when you sleep with. them and they deprive you of your slightest freedoms. if you have to ask even if you want to drink water . or they make you sit on a wooden block for sixteen hours until you can't feel your limbs anymore. you can't even go to the toilet because your d'oeuvres seem dead. the whole detention
facility is designed for you to understand that you are under their control or. if they want you to live you will live if they want to die you will die if they want you to suffer you will suffer if they want you to be happy and you'll be happy. sienese whereabouts were unknown for six months later he was transferred to a regular detention center and jailed for two years after his release he wrote a detailed account of the secret detention even had his license to practice law revoked but he is due refusing to keep quiet. our correspondent here's berlinger who filed that report joins us now from beijing but here's how common are these disappearances in china. that has been an increase in these disappearances during season pings reign for the
last five years of course none of these methods are new all of this has happened in china before but this is to mattick and comprehensive use of these message methods to extort confessions is something that we've seen in the last few years in a few high profile cases it probably has its origin in the un to corruption complain because this is how the party handles internal cases people disappear under the paci they are investigated and then handed over to the judicial system and this has been extended to political cases like those we've seen the lawyers the canadians who have disappeared all of those whose cases are directly watched by the central government when someone is taken into secret detention like your report shows that must be very distressing for the detainees families what recourse do they have who can ask for help. well they usually do what
everybody would do they try to go to every possible organization which in china i mean state organ and try to find out something police station detention centers regular criminal detention centers etc etc there they don't get any information they try to find a lawyer but lawyers do not get access either the only thing they can do really is to get as much possible international public attention to their case because they can hope that this will of the some kind of protection to their relatives although it's never able to release him body from these detention centers so international attention you can try to get that is china facing any international pressure over these disappearances. china is facing pressure on individual cases all the time there is always there are
a few high profile cases and these lawyers are some of them who have been very closely watched by the unit or national diplomatic corps when there are officials court hearings diplomats try to go there of course the international press goes there so there is some level of pressure but there is no means of ending this there is no means of making the chinese government change its approach to descend fundamentally but thank you so much for that good talking to. in beijing. now to a discovery that's left environmental scientists pleasantly surprised this glacier in eastern greenland years to be one of the past the shrinking ice and snow masses all earth but a new nasa study has found that it's growing again climate researchers have welcomed the news but they warn the trend is only temporary. this
was glaciers samak twenty fifteen when these images were captured the glacier had been retreating three kilometers per year and thinning by forty meters annually since two thousand and twelve leading scientists to ring alarm bells but a recent study by nasa shows that the glacier has begun to expand again at about the same rate. between twenty six you know twenty seven theme from two. separate. airborne missions we follow that near the front the glacier has stricken by up to thirty meters now it's almost one hundred feet and one year. between twenty and twenty eighth in the same thing again scientists are looking closely at what's happening in greenland there's enough ice sheet here to make global sea levels rise by seven meters the latest finding
a glacier salmon came as good news but the authors of the study and other scientists agree this changing trend is temporary. they believe a natural cyclical cooling up north atlantic waters likely caused the glacier to stop shrinking for now. what the measurements in the for your where this classic is demonstrated is that when the last year was retreating the waters were quite warm and they were beaten fed by waters from the ocean and when the grass here was started to thicken that was no longer that said the oceans all warm and it's just a transfer of heat from the ocean to the face of the glass has stopped too little too late that's the researchers message there's no sign that global warming is slowing down instead they say what's happening in samara is worrying proof that the speed of change in ocean temperatures can affect greenland biggest glaciers. the
chemical giant monsanto has consistently denied that its wheat killer roundup causes cancer and its challenge findings by the world health organization that it's a probable carcinogen but a court in california has now ruled it's a major health risk and awarded a plaintiff who sued the company compensation totaling around eighty million dollars it's not the first time and saw has lost a major claim involving the product and an avalanche of other lawsuits looks set to follow. it's a great victory for edwin hard to imagine he took on one of the most powerful agro chemical companies in the world and one the jury said round up was defective and the company deceptive today the jury sent a message loud and clear. that company should no longer put products on the market for anyone to buy without being truthful without testing their product and without warning if it causes cancer why the jurors said
the agro chemicals giant had been negligent by not using reasonable care in warning hardiman about its products potential risks last year a court in san francisco also found in favor of a grown skipper who said life was saved had given him non hodgkins lymphoma and this is the second case where the jury is a mostly help that round up causes cancer and monsanto and they are need to take note of that and they need to change their business model and their business practices they are bought monsanto in mid twenty eighteen for sixty three billion dollars it continues to insist the herbicide is safe when used as directed but was share prices sliding almost forty percent since the acquisition the purchase came at a higher than expected cost it isn't we know today that because of the american securities laws about your couldn't look into the charges against monsanto nor into its books so is buying a black box and the risk in buying an unknown entity is being shown right now
hundreds of studies have shown life is eight to be safe while many others have found it a health risk after two years of fierce debate the e.u. decided in twenty seventeen to renew the weed killers license for use in the block for another five years but no they are faces more than eleven thousand lawsuits involving round up in the us alone. well for more now on the story let's cross over to our financial correspondent in frankfurt daniel this is not the first of a u.s. court has found one so guilty of negligence forcing him to pay tens of millions of dollars in damages what does this mean for the company that owns the now byo well hi there terry i can tell you that all of this is making the company very nervous because we have to remember already when to to talk to monsanto there were a lot soft problems and also here investors in the financial happy end frankford
were very concerned that this takeover could be too expensive could be true or risky for the company we have to remember that the company was taken over for a record amount of sixty six billion u s dollars and now yeah you mention if there could be potentially more and more lawsuits coming in all of this is of course also ruining the image off the company i mean monsanto used to be or maybe still is the most hated company and the world and it could be now also the case that you know by a could have this image and this is making people here very concerned by taking over a month. the german company has inherited thousands of potentially costly lawsuits is buying starting to finally regret the takeover now. one of the next lawsuits actually are going to happen in the next days we're hearing that a court now in california will be also talking about is
a lawsuit in the next days and it's very interesting at the strategy that monsanto and by are following at the moment they are still thinking that at the moment is a still cheaper you know to pay those lawsuits and not to agree on a settlement but yes all of this is here monitor it with some concern. thank you very much the financial correspondent daniel coop there in frankfurt. so sports football the women's champions league where two of europe's top clubs met in the second leg of their quarterfinal germany's post-war coasted defending champions league with the french club already holding a two one lead. minutes into the match and wolfsburg hopes of a comeback were hit when goalkeeper on much underestimated jennifer emotions free kick. the german national player but leone ahead. later in the half another mistake this time in the midfield. a desperate show followed in the
area and the referee awarded the clear penalty. when he even not had no trouble converting and it was two nil meaning wolfsburg needed four goals at that point to reach the semifinals just after the break they got the first denmark forward for the hada. a couple of minutes later levelled the stores that to all and most were dreaming big but their chances of progression evaporated on the hour mark the man made it three two on the night somewhere later added another for a six three aggregate when defending champions league move into the semifinals. as you heard did not advance to the women's champions league semifinals but another german club did make it that's by and munich. defeated slavia prague chelsea also went through despite losing all the night to probably saw them up they won three two on aggregate to beat norwegian team so he will play chelsea and by it will play
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