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this is the only news line from berlin a migrant hijacking on the high seas ends in a multi-sport the vessel had rescued refugees and migrants off the coast of libya and was ordered to take them back when the captives refused to change course some of them took matters into their own hands was it an act of piracy or a desperate bid for self-preservation also on the program the british government tells lawmakers to expect a fresh briggs's vote tomorrow the move comes as the country's embattled prime minister seeks to fulfill conditions from the european council for another
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extension to the country's withdrawal deadline and eyes sloan's budget airline a wow air seizes operation stranding thousands of passengers in europe and north america. thank you so much for your company everyone well we start in a multi where armed forces have taken control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants rescued at sea well the turkish vessel has now arrived at a multi-sport with military personnel on board five people were handcuffed and scored off the vessel about one hundred migrants and refugees had been rescued in the seas off libya some of them took control of the ship when it was order to return them to libya and forced it to head toward. europe instead and
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joining me now to discuss the latest is bet on borg he's senior journalist for the times of malta in the capital of alaska thank you so much for a taking out the time to speak to us what's going to happen to the people on the boat do we know what their current situation is. but we know that five five of those or one hundred eight were handcuffed and arrested there in police custody whether they'll be charge and try to vote or. proceedings will be paid made to to extradite them back to me to libya is yet to be seen although i would imagine they'll be tried on what is court. the other one hundred hundred three or so. we've been told started design proceedings and they're there as i don't have the patience will be processed as usual what are you hearing about what exactly happened on the ship. it's still it's still not entirely
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clear at this stage that the movie supports this morning. we haven't really right now they're still processing those people onboard what we do know is that some point yesterday. the ship's captain the l.a. police captain who was taking the migrants he had rescued back to tripoli. when they were six miles around six miles off the libyan coast that ship feared sunny sunday veered north he sent out a message saying he was under an attack from from his rescued crew passengers and then it started very north and eventually looked it was became clear it was coming towards malta the ship went cited for many hours. and resume communications when it was. just outside maltese waters when no army patrol boat approached.
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had never seen a peace or is a peaceful one there wasn't doesn't seem to have been any violence both. so it does seem like these people are just desperate to get to even to the extent to become criminals right now this of course comes off the back of the european rescue mission is sophia which has been the halted as you know there's this indicate possibly that refugees will use more or just people trying to make it to europe will try to use more desperate means to make it to the e.u. . well i think i think if the more the more doors you close the more people will try to find a window so to speak. sophia was officially ended yesterday but it's worth noting. the last official severe rescue mission dates back to i think it was july so and it
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speaks of peace it was especially twenty sixteen so it's been tapering off for long but yesterday was just the official so to speak in science that there's not no more rescue missions but we are closing all the taps so to speak there are no more human rescue missions n.g.o.s ships are constantly being stopped by bureaucratic measures and so on it's least because it's of course more so in the very minimum so i would imagine that you would see increasingly desperate attempts. but what i want what i wonder is how this from the other commercial ships in the region which all vessels have an obligation under international law to rescue people in distress and i imagine they'll be made quite a few commercial liners saying you can't you won't be subjected to. a very very dire options there that might become actually reality in the near future
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betar borger senior journalist for the times of a malta involve let us or thank you. oh you're very welcome thank you well next to the struggle for consensus which continues in britain prolonging uncertainty there the british government is hoping to hold another vote on their prime minister teresa mayes controversial brigs a deal tomorrow but reports say may well be asking parliament parliament to vote only on the divorce aspect of the deal and not the part governing the u.k.'s future relationship with the european union while the government's representative in parliament under let's assume said parliament first needs to get the go ahead for the vote from the speaker by splitting the vote they hope to secure the support of war opposition m.p.'s while the government must pass the withdrawal agreement to earn another deadline extension from brussels and so again a lot hanging in the balance there let's take you now to charlotte potts she
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is standing by in london outside westminster where do things stand right now. well as you said theresa may is determined to get her deals through parliament tomorrow for another vote for a third time this time to extend that deadline for the u.k. to leave the european union until may twenty second in an orderly fashion and she made that ultimate sacrifice yesterday telling her conservative party that she is going to step down for the next step of the negotiations if they are going to approve that deal and some tory rebels fell in line with that strategy they said they are going to vote for the deal amongst them for example boris johnson the former foreign minister he said he's going to vote for that deal now after he's been bashing it for a month the problem is that the numbers still don't add up in her favor though the northern irish do you hear her allies saying they are not going to back the deal to rescind they would also need some labor support for her deal to pass so it's very
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unclear at this point and the speaker of the house john bercow said he's not going to allow the vote if then no substantial changes to the deal so the government is working on that at this hour so show it i mean is there a way out of this deadlock because as you've just been reporting theresa may try to sweeten the deal by promising to step down if lawmakers through or deal but what if there won't even be a third vote. exactly that is the problem so the default option is still that the u.k. is leaving the european union on april twelfth without a deal and that is a huge fear here in this country yesterday parliament voted down eight options and they were all rejected so there's no clear path forward and a no deal breck's it of course could have chaotic consequences for the country and the people one lawmaker saying today though that this is the most likely option today if there is no way out of the deadlock and at the moment it looks very unclear how
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a way forward could look like parts reporting thank you. well of the lingering uncertainty over reg's it has big ramifications for many university students in europe who may have to rethink their education plans because if britain leaves the e.u. without a deal the country could be excluded from the popular arouse miss exchange program used by many european students to study in the u.k. for instance well today the european parliament underlined the importance it attaches to the program by tripling its funding but that's probably too late for anyone hoping to study in britain. for going through studies linguistics and violin 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. cut of mistrust i don't know what to do if it doesn't work out of course i hope very much
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that it works out and that i can start in october but i don't really have a plan b. be happy. 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 good university one and five a 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 far it's a mess that irresolute 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 your preparations. meets with our erasmus coordinator the program has been around since one thousand nine hundred eighty seven allowing students to study in foreign countries with u.s. support. erasmus coordinator stephanie tree good is says the program promotes
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international understanding among for my enemies and has been a hallmark of x. i grew up 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 that it's the most important exchange country in our program and that even. don a full drinker 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 exchange service study showed that german
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a rest missed you to 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 so you need to a devastating and two german british log. on now to some of the other stories making news around the world. in the somali capital mogadishu at least eleven people have been killed in a car bomb attack near a hotel and restaurants while there was no immediate claim of responsibility but the explosion took place in a busy area targeted by islamist militants in the past. the death toll from a massive fire in a high rise office building in the bangladeshi capital dhaka has now risen to at least nineteen officials said several died after jumping from the building as he tried to escape the blaze dozens are reported injured in the fire fighting units
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are being supported. by the military to battle the players. facebook has banned the promotion of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms which include instagram while the company has been under pressure to make changes after a white supremacist broadcast live video of his deadly attack on a museum in moscow the policy will be enforced from next week. while the crisis and gulf in venezuela has forced thousands to look for a better life in neighboring colombia but the country is struggling to take them in the capital bogota has a housing deficit of a quarter of a million homes and venezuelans often undocumented are rarely allowed to rent an apartment so they're turning to colombian landlords some of whom are trying to profit from the desperation others are just trying to help. this three story building owned by a colombian family in southern bogota houses ten venezuelan migrants they eat
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breakfast together on a quiet sunday morning. or are these people are among the two hundred thousand migrants who have come to the city in recent years since the city council provides few shelters the migrants only choice is to rent shared rooms with two or three other people most of the holy month we sleep here in the living room and it's a little uncomfortable sometimes since meaning privacy but other than that it's good. her landlady nogueira lives on the house's upper floor the colombian national decided to rent her rooms to venezuelan migrants in part to earn some extra cash. was moved by their situation the quality of life they had in that moment they had no place to sleep a some people would not rent to them i mean. she tries to create a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of space to talk and laugh with her tenants and she even goes a step further. sometimes they call me their mom so i scold them when they do
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things wrong or when they don't go to work or pay the utilities i'm looking out for them. sometimes we're late with payments so we simply tell her to look mrs no such and such is happening i don't have the full amount give me a few days and i will pay you and she understands. the positive example of the no good our family is a particular situation thousands over as well as have a very hard time finding lodging and it makes them easy targets for those taking advantage of their situation by offering far less decent housing for higher prices . is a botha's real estate association explains how landlords are making money housing venezuelans in rundown buildings. where many property owners have made a business out of renting or receiving payments making people pay a daily fee to spend a single night in
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a tenement. the so-called. or pain dailies only offer a bed tenants have no guarantees and risk getting kicked out it any moment nineteen year old luis works as a barber he barely earns enough each day to pay for his punk ideology. more like ups to me this is like a jail something for prisoners three bunk beds i mean six people you know you don't have the privacy you want and you can never leave your valuables here. venezuelan migrants are at the mercy of fate if they don't encounter helpful colombians they risk being exploited and can only hope to someday be able to afford a place they can truly call home. iceland's budget carrier wow air has seized operations and canceled all flights after attempts to find a buyer floundered well wow a specialized in low cost connections between europe and north america with its
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base in reykjavik while its closure could deal a heavy blow to the country's a booming tourist industry meanwhile thousands of passengers are stranded on both sides of the atlantic. about four thousand passengers are stranded at well as various destinations after the company ceased operations and canceled all flights. cancelled to try to get something else we were supposed to fly to frankfurt when we came here they were saying the flight got canceled and you would have received some kind of e-mail communication and nobody received any kind of human communication the collapse of the troubled airline comes after a buyout talks with rival iceland air fell apart really of this week opto first day morning where air had transported more than a third of people who visited iceland in a tourist boom which had revived the island's economy in the years following the global financial crisis well air founded in two thousand and eleven exploited
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iceland's like cation in the middle of the north atlantic to offer a low cost service between europe and north america last year the no frills airline carried some three and a half million passengers however it had flown into financial trouble in recent years due to heightened competition and rising fuel prices and had been searching for an investor for months. well joining me now is my colleagues an album allow from d.w. business good to see you what sort of options are there now left for stranded while passengers well if you look on the wow air website if there are actually a series of recommendations most notably that passengers should look if other airlines are offering so-called rescue fares so those are discounting fares that are either to get you home or where you wanted to go in the first place so that other airlines like iceland air and with air already saying that they're going to do this but of course this is going to come as cold comfort to passengers who would argue waited hours at the airport only to be told that their flights are canceled
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here are your bags and was errors also being criticized for having sold the tickets till the last minute they were still selling tickets this morning so suffice to say it didn't have to be done this way and none of it has worked out as hoped. right now is to say the least well the ten this is the tenth european low cost carrier to go under in the past two years where is it all go wrong well the european passenger aviation market has gotten really competitive in the last years and the tone has really been set up by the giants of the budget airline industry you know them easy jet ryan airways air and as these airlines try to undercut each other and price at the margins are squeezed and it becomes a really hard to make money itself was offering fifty dollars for a one way transatlantic flight that's crazy if you really think about it so price competition has gotten so fierce in europe that the european airlines are projected to see a slide in profits this year which is contrast which is in contrast to the rest of the world. is saying that's available airline profits are actually expected to
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surge and twenty nineteen so european airlines are going to be an outlier and price is a big part of. everything comes out of prize to now them allow reporting thank you as always. i'm going to shift our attention now to the chemical giant monsanto which has a repeatedly denied that its weed killer round up causes cancer and has challenge scientific studies to the contrary but according california has now ruled it is a quote major health risk awarding a plaintiff who sued the company a total of eighty million dollars in compensation it's not the first time that monsanto has lost a major claim involving the chemical or lawsuit so look now set to follow a victory for it when hard a man who has cancer he took on one of the most powerful agro chemical companies in the world and won the jury said roundup was defective and the company deceptive today the jury sent a message loud and clear. that company should no longer put
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products on the market for anyone to buy without being truthful without testing their product and without warning if it causes cancer the jurors said monsanto had been negligent by not using reasonable care in borning hardiman about its products potential risks last year a court in san francisco also found in favor of a groundskeeper who said roundup had given him none hodgkin's lymphoma. and this is the second case where the jury is shamefully helped that round up causes cancer and one thing to know and they are need to take note of that and they need to change their business model and their business practices by a robot monsanto in mid twenty eighteen for sixty three billion dollars it continues to insist the herbicide is safe when used as directed but with share prices sliding almost forty percent since the acquisition the purchase came at
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a higher than expected cost it isn't hard we know today that because of the american securities laws by a couldn't look into the charges against monsanto's or into its books it was buying a black box and the risk in buying an unknown entity is being shown right now is it really as you say he has got it hundreds of studies have shown that the active ingredient in roundup lifeless eight is 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 bio faces more than eleven thousand lawsuits involving round up in the us alone. one of germany's most controversial browns may have gone one step too far a new provocative video by ramstein has the country's jewish community and commentators up in arms and actually we're joins me more on this story and what is the outrage all about around stein has released a thirty five second teaser is
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a title video which is pushing towards a release of something which we think is going to come out sometime today they posted this video on their you tube page the video has a number of people outraged let's take a little look at it and i'll tell you what we're seeing these are the members of the band. there's not much music going on. doesn't sound like much fun and they are standing there what many people recognize as the holocaust uniforms. in a setting what looks like a holocaust death camp. around your neck now if you've been raised in germany or if you know this imagery you can feel your buttons being pressed as you watch that video is a publicist stunt it's working really well all the german media talking about it and we are also to hear when i see it in just a union is. now of course the outrage is already flowing let's see what charlotte
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no block the former president of the central council of jews in germany had to say i think we've got a tweet from her his she says that this band has crossed the line with the video the way that ramstein is exploiting the murder of millions of people is flippant and repulsive that is the kind of tone of reaction the ramstein has knowingly provoked they are no stranger to controversy i mean they they tend to be very prompt provocative right absent this is what they do this is ramstein this is what they do their art is challenging their songs and videos explore some might even say glorify things of sadomasochism incest sex vile. it's cannibalism this is what they do they often perform nearly naked. why do they do this is this just a publicist see it's easy they get this outraged reaction when the media jump into it because it's also good for us it's also good for us that we have very long discussions about whether to even look at this today it's that crack cocaine for
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media the outrage and it works you can see it here and they know it thanks to our it had a cleaver thank you so much for talking to us about this i'm sure we'll talk about this again in the near future for now thank you art to the women's the champion's league now where two of europe's top clubs met in the second leg of their quarter finals tie germany's fallsburg a host of defending champs the new york with the french club already holding a two one lead. the minutes into the match and wolfsburg hopes of a comeback where his one goal keeper are much chilled underestimated jennifer emotions free kick. the german national player but leona had. later in the half another mistake this time in the midfield. a desperate show fouled in the area and the referee awarded the clear penalty. when the the not had no trouble converting and it was two nil meaning of spirit needed for goals
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at that point to reach the semifinals just after the break they got the first they said denmark forward printed the haka. a couple of minutes later how to level the scores at two all and most birds were dreaming big but their chances of progression evaporated on the hour mark usually less a man made it three two on the night but somewhere later added another for a six three aggregate when defending champions league move into the semifinals. an armada now of the top stories that we're tracking of for you this hour a tanker hijacked by migrants was docked at a port in montage after being seized by military personnel authorities said a group of migrants and refugees had hijacked the libya bound vessel and commandeered it to word to europe after they were rescued from the mediterranean sea and the british government says it will put a fresh vote to a motion rather to a vote by lawmakers tomorrow this in a bid to fulfill an ultimatum from the european council and on another short
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extension on britain's exit from the e.u. . you're watching the news up next a focus on it in europe and also hugo at the top of the hour for now thank you for spending this part of the day with a. cut. stuck
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in traffic for hours spoiled cargo huge muscle. mass could be a trucker eric harris here. ality master breaks it. to focus on europe takes a road trip from brussels to bring. chaos at the border oh my god could breaks it turn into a nightmare. next on. a
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city in rooms. morale we. symbol of a long conflict in the philippines. between the muslims. and the christian population. when i asked fighters on the city center in two thousand and seventeen president to church's response was. my generation will never again the color of. the reconquest turned into tragedy. that's not the reason at all this is not the kind of freedom that neon. how did it become a gateway to islamist terror. and then now we see sorry come on in my city as a result. of an exclusive report from a destroyed city. philippines in the sense of
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bias starts april eleventh on d w. l o n a very warm welcome indeed to focus on europe with me peter craven and passions are still running high in the u.k. and the rest of europe over briggs and all its potential implications a million pro.

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