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d w. this is the leader's life from the fury at america's most restrictive abortion women's rights advocates and. protesting against the new legislation which criminalize his terminations in almost all circumstances. this is part of a. women's reproductive rights also on the program. heightening tensions with neighboring iraq despite reassurances from secretary of state my tire he said who says the u.s.
is not fulfill. your vision song contest and he said the most political in its history calls to boycott the event in solidarity with palestinians a growing take you to tell of the. welcome to the program lawmakers in the u.s. state of alabama have approved the country's toughest abortion the state senate voted 25 to 6 to outlaw terminations at any point during the pregnancy except when the mother's life is in danger the controversial bill must now go to the state governor for signature. emotions were running high both outside the alabama legislature with pro-abortion activists
rallying against the bill and inside the state senate where lawmakers engaged in fierce debate. why you all want to control our bodies i would never ever know and i know that many of you have daughters are watching are republican senators say this is about alabama's abortion law they want their bill to change u.s. legislation. what this bill is designed to do is to go to the supreme court and challenge the particular procedure. that. in 1703 that abortion is a legal. essential anytime anywhere for any reason the bill bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy unless woman's life is in danger an amendment to allow exceptions in cases of rape and incest was voted down doctors who perform the procedure could be charged with felonies and face up to 99 years in jail it's the
latest in a wave of attempts by states to impose new abortion restrictions just last week georgia governor brian kemp followed kentucky mississippi and ohio signing a bill that criminalizes abortions performed after 6 weeks of pregnancy abortion has long been one of the us is most divisive political issues pro-choice activists are determined to maintain the right to abortion one nearly 50 years ago but republicans control most state legislatures and they're hoping to overturn existing laws with help from an increasingly conservative judiciary. from a reporter much weight has been following the story welcome by will the governor sign this bill. is female but that does not necessarily put her in the realm of the pro abortion pro-abortion rights camp in fact she has been steadfast defender of pro-life agenda has said in the past that she has a commitment to the unborn and that the abortion issue is in fact why the u.s.
needs more conservative justices on the supreme court so we are expecting her to sign a law but what she has said is that she's going to review the final version of the bill and then later on make a decision ok but this is an issue abortion is an issue of the united states settled decades ago was it suddenly back on the agenda it was never really off the agenda for ever being honest here this was always something that was at or near the top of. survey of right wing politicians and activists agenda for a long time ever since it was declared legal in the us without a landmark ruling roe v wade as we've talked about. just been trying for decades now is just poking and prodding around the edges of the law trying to see exactly what they can get passed to try to restrict access restrict rights push down the amount of legal abortion that they can and that is happening in the u.s. and now there's just this perfect opportunity for them with the trump
administration he has come out as a very very pro-life he is appointing conservative justices to the supreme court we've seen this in the case of new gorsuch brett kavanaugh whoever might be next after that and it's really just their perfect opportunity to try to finally check this off their list and outlaw abortion in the u.s. so even though the u.s. supreme court made this this landmark roe versus wade judgment which allowed abortion the same supreme court kind of attorney might overturn it you have to remember the u.s. is extremely religious country it doesn't have an official religion but there are a lot of there's a large swath of people who you know very much their religion is revolves around life and this pro-life agenda is very much part of that and they support these conservative politicians the abortion question is that really a shibboleth for republican politicians who are trying to get votes or trying to get support of certain key conservative activists and leaders and whether or not
they will work to outlaw abortion is something that a lot of conservative republican politicians run on so it's been a hot item for decades now so just to be clear what alabama's or this is we know that she's probably illegal unconstitutional but we'll pass it anyway so that you send it to the supremes court and we'll cross our fingers and see what absolutely there we have saw an alabama politician coming right out and saying oh we're trying to push this in this room or we want this to go to the supreme power. because we've got now a conservative and male majority in the u.s. supreme court that if predictions hold true which you know is but if it holds true it may very well up hold this alabama type law it's you severely restrict abortion which would change a lot in the us change a lot across the united states and a lot of states and automatically trigger a lot of bills in a lot of states which are ready to be passed in a lot of these more conservative states as you say that there is there is
a wave building isn't there because that alabama is not alone in doing very much if it gets to the supreme court we are expecting a domino effect in a lot of the conservative states who have bills at the ready to be passed to outlaw abortion in their states my schrade thank you so much now is take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world a funeral has been held for one of 2 french soldiers killed during the raid to rescue hostages in became a foster hundreds of people gathered outside to pay their respects to center the pupil $26.00 soldiers have been killed since france begun deploying special forces to the region in 2030. clashes have broken out between palestinian demonstrators are destroying soldiers along the border of the gaza strip and israel skirmishes the kind of rallies for i'm not bad day which public opinion should refer to as a catastrophe to mark the founding of the state of israel in 1948. francisco's
board of supervisors despond police and other municipal authorities from using facial recognition technology the 1st u.s. city to do so but the bank doesn't apply to private businesses on federally controlled facilities like the city's apple. germany's economy grew by no point 4 percent in the 1st quarter of this year according to official figures growth was driven by consumer spending and the boom in the construction sector the government i'm leading economic institute recently scaled back growth forecast for the year as a whole. now as tensions with iran the u.s. state department has ordered all non-emergency government staff in iraq to leave germany is also suspending a military training mission in iraq the german government says it's not a response to any specific threat the u.s. withdraw cover staff the embassy in baghdad and the consulate in bellwood capital of iraq's kurdish region normal visa processing of both posts will be temporarily
suspended bus rate washington said it had to step detected substantive threats from iran and its proxy forces targeting americans and u.s. interests in both areas and the last few days u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o has been trying to drum up support for washington stance. dorman and mike compares on a mission a mission that didn't go quite the way he planned pompei it has been on the road for the past week rallying support for washington's iran policy last wednesday he abruptly pulled out of a scheduled meeting with germany's chancellor angela merkel instead he met iraqi leaders and warn them that iran's threat to american interests in the region was growing he then postponed a trip to russia to share iran intelligence with european leaders in brussels but they didn't offer him their backing. the european union side on the understates of the european side that's for determination to do all we can as i said with
instruments to implement it for our part of the nuclear agreement as long as it remains compliant next stop sochi in the russian black sea resort pompei i met president vladimir putin and foreign minister sergei lavrov but again he got very little. the producer we didn't support it and we consider it a mistake that the u.s. exit did the iran nuclear deal. we might be we hope to find a political solution to the situation in iran and will try to assist so that the situation doesn't turn into a military scenario. where you're mr marty in recent days the u.s. has considerably increased its military presence in the persian gulf but pump ale denies that the trumpet ministration is preparing for war we're looking for iran to be able to normal country and that's our ask and we have applied pressure to the
leadership of the islamic republic of iran to achieve that we we fundamentally do not see a war with iran iran's leadership also denies it's heading for conflict now pump a 0 has returned to washington on his european tour allies and rivals alike warned him against war. and let's get more on this from the cold reading that there is an associate fellow at the german the council on foreign relations well from sioux d.w. how much influence does europe have on the trumpet illustration unfortunately very very little because the deal between iran and the united states and europe is basically debt and that seems not to be the case that the european voice counted a lot in keeping the deal as it is off further developing it so the influence of
europe is very limited on the tram administration at this point ok so america's not listening to europe does that mean the deal is necessarily dad at this stage where the end of the day the deal is about iran and the united states and if the united states says the deal is off that it's off so here up has a very limited saying here and can offer very little fights. all to european companies to really keep the deal as it is because this is what this is why iran is looking for iran is looking for as i understand iran is looking for for europe to cover it against american sanctions now europe has had a sort of go at it there was this. instrument which the very used to try and shield european countries from who were dealing with iran from u.s. sanctions how effective has that be when not really i mean if you are for example a german company and then you look at the 2 different markets look at the iranian market for a german company are the u.s. markets so at the end of the day what do you decide you want to keep your good
relations and your market access in the united states if the united states if you continue doing you know if you're dealing with iran you have a problem any you know why is a company with say ok well then we cannot follow the deal and we have to basically stop thinking about doing business with iran which a lot of called police want to do but they are forced to choose so even if the european leaders say to business here you can do business with iran we could help you very soon as i know they would rather not because we don't want to upset our bigger markets the united states absolutely i mean they wouldn't say it openly but this is i mean the clear message these companies don't have a choice so europe's big driver that. we've established that your columns do much what does europe stand to lose if this deal does go south it's a europe has a lot to lose because. for example there's
a high number of afghani refugees in iran. everything seems to come back to migration absolutely and and so if if the situation worsens in the region or if there's even a confrontation a lot of the refugees will be on their way to europe and again europe doesn't really have a very good so. the ocean how to deal with is just before now european elections it's a political topic plus of course the effects of confrontation in the region is horrendous especially for the europeans and especially for the people we're close actually to to or to iran but maybe because we're sitting here in europe but the narrative seems to be very much about what can a europe do to help iraq against the united states but there are 2 other signatures of the russia and china what are they doing how concerned are they about this where they are concerned as well and at the same time they are opportunists appear to at
least russia very actively in syria so it is really about the united states iran. a little bit of russia and china in europe seems to be absolutely a name duck in this game because they have no real influence here and it's really about this power it's who negotiated our talk about the situation in their beach and europe place a very limited role and obviously doesn't even have the diplomatic back channels in which they can exercise influence very interesting a little bit depressing. from the german council on foreign relations. this is d.w. news live from baghdad still to come last year's your a vision song contest when i'd better have about silly i have that but still like a tells the interview she's excited the fans are visiting this year's host nation israel the conflicts traffic jams that is even more political vishnu's that usually . had
a factor in ukraine where the country struggling economy and the weak rule of law have led to an increase in women becoming paid a surrogate mothers the practice is being outlawed in an increasing number of countries but ukraine is one of a dwindling number where it is still legal for foreign couples to pay women to carry implanted embryos and it calmly reports. whenever the baby moves i speak to it at night when i read my children stories it's for the baby to. the tally is 8 months pregnant it's a girl but it's not hers the tahlia is a surrogate the baby's parents live in germany. it's such a happy moment when you hold your baby in your arms for the 1st time i'll be happy for them. to tell his own children only with her for the day for the final months
of the pregnancy she's moved to be closer to the clinic and hard to. natalia took the decision to become a surrogate to help family finances so that her kids would have it better she tells us her partner earns just 200 euros a month working full time. this clinic on the outskirts of hard to attract childless couples from around the world among them the german couple whose daughter an italian is carrying they were unwilling to be interviewed even anonymously the fear of being recognised is just too great. it's a different story with this woman from germany we're calling her and she's in her early forty's and has 6 failed attempts to get pregnant by idea behind her adoption wasn't something she has been willing to consider so sorry an exile donation was the only option remaining. a procedure that's illegal in germany ana says that is
pure hypocrisy. surrogacy is illegal in germany but you see celebrities and those who can afford it doing it all the same it's when you get back to germany that social services treat you like a criminal. surrogacy is big business and one that's growing in this clinic in how to give couples pay upwards of 30000 euros for a package think ludes the surrogacy and egg cell donation there are no official statistics but inside is estimate that many hundreds of children are born to surrogates every year in ukraine. it's a month since we last met natalia now she's back with her partner and children the child she carried for the past 9 months has been with its new german family since it was born. there all the day it was a big confusing emotionally after the baby was born on the one hand you understand
that it's not your baby but you still want to know everything about it you've carried that child for 9 months but i wouldn't call it a maternal instinct you feel very clearly that it's not yours. the baby's new parents say they want to stay in touch with the talia but what does natalia take from it would she do it again for now she won't rule it out but one thing is clear the demand is there and it's growing. now to talk facebook has announced changes to its live streaming policy as this comes as new zealand's prime minister down in french president emmanuel mccraw joined other world leaders and bosses in paris to explore ways of fighting the spread of hateful and violent content on live in march a white supremacist gunman used facebook to live stream his rampage or 2 mosques in the new zealand city of christ chose leaving 51 people dead. a day
w. porter publisher for the ask a tell us more welcome public but why has this summit come about well 1st and foremost the new zealand premier just in darden has been pushing for this now it's called a christchurch call of course because back in march let's not forget that a self described white supremacist carried out and use ian's worst terror attack he killed 51 people and basically what was happening was he could live stream and he was live streaming the attack on facebook and facebook has 2700000000 users and just in the ardor and was absolutely horrified because afterwards then it was still available online and it would just automatically play without you even wanting to watch it online the footage of course is what i'm talking and she said that she was going to crack down on extremist content and we know that there were changes to big gun laws already in new zealand brought about by our during her government and but she pushed for she's been pushing essentially for changes to be made online now
this also coincides with the fact that the french president emanuel has actually holding. a summit in paris with 80 tech chiefs now it's called tech for good and it's very similar in some way. to watch just into arder and ones which is unlined content basically needs to be for a common good and the idea is to get rid of stream extremist content and terror and to make it basically very difficult for it to be open to the online ok so so that's the goal then to make to make the facebook a nicer place essentially that's basically what they're hoping for now arden has been lobbying countries and basically tech leaders to sign what she's calling as a mentor before christ to the christ church cold night basically this is a voluntary pledge to work towards making changes online to make it more difficult for extremist content to be made available and also for tech companies to make it
more difficult for it to be open about it because at the moment it is you know pretty c.z. for someone to just go out there basically press live and start basically broadcasting whatever they want and we saw that because for 17 minutes the christ church. terror attack was taking place and for 17 minutes anyone could just watch it so yes that facebook did them some changes to this a live stream feature will not be enough i think we're talking about facebook getting into trouble pretty frequently over the past few years in particular and they did make changes they said that there's going to be a one strike policy which basically bans those who violate their new facebook live rules now what is also a little bit unclear about this is they haven't exactly said watch rules they're talking about what is going to end up getting someone banned so that's still a little bit gray and perhaps needs to be still hammered out they've also said that
this a pin every action for breaking facebook lives most serious rules will be they could lead to basically a temporary suspension for somebody for example if you upload content or you spread content will say online but seemed to be. against these rules you could end of people and for 30 days now they've also said they're going to invest 6600000 euros into research. to fight. people fighting are floating this sort of content but the leaders have said that perhaps more needs to be done and it needs to be a bit more transparent a public. phone. part for eurovision song contest and once again politics are overshadowing the tournament the final takes place on saturday in tel aviv among the finalists this year for public a submariner iceland and australia which is represented by classic me trying to support her. and her song 0 gravity the 2nd round takes place on thursday before
the big event on the weekends are submerged the artists and visitors to boycott eurovision in solidarity with the palestinian cause don't you correspondent the time you went to tel aviv. beach sun and music as the e s c as it's known to its legions of follow as hits. on the beach a mix of tourists and fans await such a day. with anticipation. this city when it's it's always fun and when people from the whole europe come here to see something i think it will become more fun it's always. stayed here. i am happy to represent my counter and band era and read this day they go. israel is hosting this year's year edition song
contest because of this single minute about silly one in lisp and last year she will perform when you sing good man a banana at the final on saturday. making people come here and see how amazing israel is giving us a chance to show how how how big of a party we can make and how amazing and genuine it can be and energy wise. wow. 41 nations are competing to win europe's oldest song contest it's just 3rd time is well it's hosted it security has been beefed up along the beach promenade but the ever glitzy event has not escaped country of the sea. the event has been highly politicized from the beginning that have been some cause to boycott the event because of israel's military occupation of the palestinian territories.
international palestinian and israeli artists signed petitions to urge of this just a way from the event now that it's arrived they still want to highlight what they see as the political reality. let's stop for a 2nd try to look at reality for a bit higher perspective not only this you know the speech is really beautiful and everybody is happy and smiling and the beer is the city. but just a few kilometers from here really. crazy things are happening here at the eurovision press center politics couldn't be further away the organizer of the contest the european broadcasting union has said strict rules spending politics from the stage among bloggers and journalists covering the event it's all about who is going to win this year's contest the dutch entry is one of the favorites lawrence duncan with kind of a cheesy nice ballad isn't 1st place but my favorite and my bad hopefully is
sometime in the 26 to. migrate. granddaughter the people are. but with the world be like in your life time in around half a century. or like when i was born there were 3000000000 people you will share the planet with 9000000000. you world will be around 2 degrees warmer. inevitably sea levels rise by at least one meter per century. we're going to have some climate impacts wintery greater than the snow.
that's really frightening. have to have to. live. why aren't people more concerned. with the boots. through 1st w. . such. a digital revolution is ripping through the global health sector robots a performing surgery out official intelligence is identifying cancer and duct tape data is now in charge of your health digital health care a topic here on this edition of made i made physical one.