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why aren't people more concerned. through the 1st d.w.i. . this is the news live from berlin taiwan becomes the 1st nation in asia to approve same sex marriage lawmakers easily passing the landmark legislation that despite a last minute attempt by conservatives to defeat the belt we'll tell you what rights the new law grants to same sex couples also on the show. just over
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a week before the european elections and climate change dominates the minds of many voters we'll talk to one of the voices calling for more drastic action to protect this market. is to. discriminate against brilliance president trump on val's an immigration overhaul he wants to favor a highly skilled migrants over those with family ties for the u.s. but with a divided congress this is planned dead on arrival. are broad thomas thanks so much for joining us in the run up to parliamentary elections many voters say worries over the environment will decide their vote next week now some member states have called for the european union to become carbon new. i 2050
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but germany feels that goal is to ambitious effects of climate change and the pollution of the seas as prompted millions of young europeans take to the streets we're going to talk to a politician here in germany about what she thinks needs to be done or the climate but 1st this look at a woman trying to take action herself to have hope the health of europe sees. some final instructions before the dive. but how do the nets look. i know dozens of old fishing nets are caught on a shipwreck off lithuania's coast sabina caco and her crew are going to bring them up. care cow is a pharmacist and one of germany's most experienced divers. in 2016 she noticed a particular kind of waste in the baltic sea all trolling and fishing nets. a study revealed that thousands of nets are lost in the baltic every year. europe has to
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lay the foundation for plastic to be protected as far as possible by. 10 percent of the plastic trash in the seas consists of ghost nets. and when they degrade they release micro plastics and vast quantities plastic. every year care cowan or fellow divers set out from lithuania to bring up the ghost nets on a voluntary basis they finance their operations mostly out of their own pockets. once at the wreck the divers find no shortage of nets to marine animals their deadly traps. care cow on the other divers try to cut the net away with simple knives but make no headway. eventually they abandon the operation. some of these nets are decades old and aren't about to give up easily. they're made of all kinds of materials and they're all different ages. these are enormous and very very
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heavy. heavy from the lead water and sand and everything that's been washed into them over the decades. so we have to cut them up into little pieces to bring them up to the surface. but it's actually the process of turning old fishing nets into beach banks is complicated so being a character team has finally succeeded in bringing parts of the enormous trolling net to the surface but they still have to keep it aboard their boat. for us as a group we've achieved fabulous success and i'm overjoyed i think it's wonderful that we've managed to get this done and that everybody worked together so well let's keep it up. they all agree that many more people and especially governments will have to join in their battle against the ghost nets. the few countries at least want to introduce a tagging system for fishing nets so in future their owners can be traced so being
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a character sees it as a 1st step to ask my father you know if we can prevent 521-0000 nets getting lost again this year then we'll only have to worry about the ones already underwater. and we won't have to worry that for every net we bring up $100.00 more are being discarded. so cares about the baltic sea she'll soon be back. she says the battle against the ghost nets has just begun here in the baltic sea and all the around the world. to talk about how these issues are shaping the european election i'm joined now by these a bottom in the studio she's a representative for the greens in the german parliament good day to you thanks for joining us sometimes you think that germany is falling behind other european countries don't you have germany is considered by many to be a leader in environmental issues but but you think it's not yeah those days are
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gone unfortunately and for example france proposed sleds to see to neutral in 2050 or so one week ago together with other european countries 8 european countries but germany didn't want to you know be part of this so i'm very ashamed as member of parliament why don't we join the initiative ok what happened why did germany fall behind what went wrong yeah i think it's a climate of fear also because of the right populist so for example we have regional elections in autumn this year so the government is afraid of talking about carbon tax for example or about phasing out coal but i think we have so many young people on the streets and they want to be who want to have not fear but to go forward so this is what we should do ok well what do you think germany needs to do to to get in step then with these other countries you're saying that that have the lead in europe especially in light of these elections yeah i think we should.
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prize to together with the other european countries that would be a good thing the carbon tax carbon tax there are a 12 european countries who do have that germany is still behind so at the moment those who want to protect the climate they pay for the others who pollute the climate i think it's not just going to change ok but but your critics say that germany only produces 2 percent of c o 2 emissions glow. why should it then bear the burden for reducing carbon emissions i think we're more powerful than that because germany is really important country in the european union so if germany would be the front to pioneer of climate policy the whole european union could be climate of policy and it's the 3rd biggest and intent of. c o 2 in the world the european union so together we could really do something ok so it's all about the european union isn't it when it comes to carbon emissions and attacks you mentioned
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populists being a concern in terms of environmental policy they could poll as high as 35 percent in these e.u. elections as would some opinion polls are showing how would that affect climate change policy and environmental policy if there was that type of strong showing for the populists 1st i do hope that many people will not vote for the populous that way we have to you know each other people to go to the elections to vote for an international movement for climate protection and not for a nationalist movement and against refugees and against free borders and liberal democracy so that the 1st thing we have to do. we have to defend our democracy and our well yes lisa bottom for us from the greens in the german parliament thanks very much for being. well we're moving on to taiwan now and taiwan's parliament has legalized same sex marriage in all landmark 1st for asia
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but the issue did deeply divide that island nation and the electorate there the bill comes after a long debate and a referendum in which same sex marriage was rejected by voters put forward by the government it's survived the terms why are conservatives to pass a watered down version that removes any reference to marriage from a law rival bills offering something closer to a limited same sex unions did not get enough votes. let's go straight to taipei now and correspondent william yang joining us good morning to you william so the parliament's voting session is still actually in progress and there are 3 different draft bills in that chamber today what exactly has been agreed so far. so right now the ruling party actually put forward the government's version to be considered 1st and so far they have voted about half of the provisions and the reason why media has
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consider it one as the 1st country to already legalize same sex marriage in asia is because the very critical number for provision which and tell us the detail of allowing same sex couples to have the right to register their marriage at a local household registration offices but like you just mentioned there's definitely not without any controversies leading up to this photo. from last year heavily challenge the government's options of legalizing same sex marriage and they have to last night. change the wording take out the original same sex marriage wording they replace it with marriage 1st registration so that the opponents are not going to be able to pick on them. ok you mentioned that referendum last november there was also some polling opinion polls going up to this debate and vote
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today showing a majority of people in taiwan opposed to same sex marriage how's that going to affect everything in parliament today. so that particular referendum result has been the sticking point for the ruling party to unite all of their legislators to be on board to support the government's version because many of them are in fact going to face free elections later this year in districts where a lot of the voters actually agreed and voted it's too late limits the meaning of marriage should between a man and of women so even though they are able to push through the critical a number for provision there is still some possibility some of the other rights within the film oh it's going to be litigated william yang for us in taipei william thank you so very much thank you. it's
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a preview now of some of the other stories making the news today venezuela's self declared president wanted why dell has confirmed he sent delegates to norway as that scandinavian country tries to mediate in the venezuelan crisis but quite oh denied direct talks were underway with president the closed doors government this is the 1st official confirmation of an attempt at dialogue in venezuela as months long power struggle. for. the china born architect who shaped urban landscapes i am pay has died at the age of 102 his works were held by many but often that was controversy it rained from hong kong's bank of china skyscraper to the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the louvre. area the former u.s. intelligence analyst chelsea manning has been jailed for contempt of court for the 2nd time this year after refusing to testify to
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a grand jury investigating wiki leaks. but he also said she would forever fight against subpoenas to do so him. play. an f. 16 fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse just outside march air reserve base in california the pilot ejected moments before the plane crashed was unhurt but 5 people on the ground were injured the cause of that crash is under investigation this is d.w. news live from berlin still to come on the show saturday marks 10 years since the end of the tree a long because long running civil war many went missing in that conflict but their relatives have not given up hope of seeing them again. the president announced plans to tighten immigration laws making it tougher to gain entry into the country who wants immigrants who have english language and job
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skills now the plan would also drastically reduce the number of asylum seekers democrats have called the plan dead on arrival but it could help from unite republicans in the run up to next year's elections it is the most ridiculous system in the world the worst we have the weakest the most pathetic we have laws that are the laughing stock of the world in the past he's cooled it broken and dysfunctional now for us president has unveiled a new plan that he say's will transform america's immigration system we're proposing an immigration plan that puts the jobs wages and safety of american workers 1st. it would cv introduction of a merits of a system that's prioritizes high skilled workers instead of what the president cools random selection we discriminate against genius. we discriminate against brilliance we won't anymore once we get this past
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trump said he would stop all illegal immigration by finishing the border wall he promised to join his presidential campaign and he said it's time for america to get tough on asylum seekers if you have a proper claim you will quickly be admitted if you don't you will promptly be returned home. the plan was put together by jared kushner trumps lynn in law and a senior adviser for president urged democrats to get behind it but that seems unlikely provoking it is despicable demagoguery on his side simply to appeal to comment from space and everybody like him is a political document not a realistic reform of the. democrats also criticized what it didn't contain the proposal say nothing about the millions of illegal immigrants already in the u.s.
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unveils name mention of the dreamers the young people brought to america as children. hopes the plan will unite to publicans behind him ahead of the 2020 elections believing that seems unlikely some say his plan just doesn't go far enough. our correspondent all over south is currently near the u.s. mexican border he's outside tucson arizona where he filed this update. donald trump wants to make it harder for most migrants to come to the united states his vision mostly highly qualified migrants coming in but those who are fleeing poverty violence and persecution rather staying out millions of undocumented dreamers who came to the u.s. as children were not addressed in his speech their fate is now in limbo but the proposal is considered dead on arrival and is unlikely to pass congress democrats and republicans are opposing the plan until donald trump's proposal can be rather considered a message to his own supporters oversell their well staying in the u.s.
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2 days after the alabama state legislature signed into law the most restrictive anti abortion code in the u.s. our america correspondent i want to humphries travel to the city of my governor alabama it's there the citizens are reengaging in a decades old fight and which the battle lines are being drawn to get the out of i'm a state capitol has become the latest front line in a fight for reproductive rights that most pro-choice activists thought they had won in the 1970 s. inside this building republican governor k. i.v. signed the bill into law and now she has a battle on her hands she has the support of proponents like nori mullins who runs the pregnancy center in montgomery alabama offering baby items in parenting classes in an effort to dissuade women from seeking abortions like the bit so she sees no exceptions even in the case of rape or incest if you believe that.
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at conception it is a person then you have to believe that all life is sacred how i was conceived have should have no impact on the value of my life why would you protect lives. and say except yours yours is not the case of incest that is a really really difficult discussion to have it's never right there is no good answer but at the same time the way the law is now we see it all the time if a child is being molested and she becomes pregnant at 13 or 14 or 15 the family takes her to have an abortion the only person who wins in that scenario is the person who was abusing her while proponents of the text want it to include few exceptions to see it potentially go all the way up to the supreme court and maybe even overturn roe v wade itself opponents of the bill accuse state will make
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his of playing politics with women's bodies one of them is margo hotline dressed as a handmade the pro-choice activists protested on the steps of the state government as the bill was passed my. personal. stake in this is that i was for 3 years a victim of continuous sexual assaults and i did think that i was pregnant when i think about someone who might be in the situation that i was in and isn't able to. escape from that you're stuck you're stuck with your rapists baby and currently with her new 3 abortion clinics in the entire state choices already seem limited alongside her work as an activist mia raven also works in an abortion clinic patients often find themselves in dangerous circumstances as an already difficult time tell me about harassment paint a picture for me about what a woman might face coming into the clinic where you work the minute she pulls in
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said driveway she's going to be read in by some protesters the minute she walks out of a corridor in this are screaming at her telling her that she doesn't need to be here and that she's still going to be a mother but she's going to be the mother of a murdered baby the doctor are used to southern states trying to vilify what they do. this is not an uncommon tactic and they go after the providers especially doctors is another way to cut down access because abortion can really go all day long but if you can't access or you might as well not have that right. those rights are being challenged not just in alabama but across republican held states in the south the midwest which i'm looking at a muni conservative supremum court and hoping that now might be the time to roll back reproductive rights for good. and we have more on that issue at our website good of you dot com turning now to try longer saturday will mark 10 years since the
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and of that country's long running civil war but it is still struggling with the scars and the conflict left behind the war broke out in 1903 pitting the singhalese military against the toggle liberation tigers the tunnels were fighting for an independent state for this ethnic minority in may of 2009 the sri lankan military defeated thomas separatists but at a huge human cost it's believed that some $50000.00 fighters and over 100000 civilians were killed many of them tom else today some 20000 people are still missing their fates on know d.w. went to northern sri lanka where survivors have taken the search into their own hands. 10 years of demanding an answer do you have anything still doesn't know what happened to her missing daughter the war was winding down she says when masked men tore 16 year old jeromey from her arms and fled. there were did i let go of
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her and i was lying on the ground in a month's time to my back with his boot. i screamed when i looked up the larger hiker carrying my daughter looked so small in the distance. that's how fast a to cough it was just a cloud of dust many people haven't heard from their loved ones for even longer in some cases several decades their stories might be different but the family share the same sense of suffering without proof their children are dead they hold on to hope. when people pass by at night and i hear other children calling for their mothers or he my daughter calling for me i hear her voice and i immediately look thinking she has come back to me the task of finding out what happened to people like jeromey will land here at the office on missing persons or on pete it's a new commission being set up by the current administration to independently investigate the disappeared the chairman understands some people are skeptical it
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is extremely challenging because they have been many institutions to be commissioned established in the past the interest of the missing and for the families feel that they have had no on says we do not want to be people far as bradley says are false hopes and we need to be very clear that we try if you strive to establish yourself we would try to find them to find answers but that is going to take time building trust between state institutions and the people especially in the northeast has been no easy task human rights lawyers the bhajan occasional and in says the o.m. p could gain the public's confidence once they set up local offices but she also says some families are afraid. people may give testimony today but may have a fear that it will fall into the wrong hands so some families have said they may have more faith in the process if a foreign government all international body was with. some others like
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jay of i say they will only accept an independent and foreign led investigation. we impute a common stock from the very beginning it's already been 10 years enough to do this even more time go by and not to be dots. the civil war may have ended at decade ago but the families searching for their loved ones are still waiting for closure. all the artist ai wei wei has called the city of berlin home for the last 3 years having left house arrest and censorship in china recently announced he's leaving germany but he's signing off for the largest european exhibition of his work in doesn't door as ever the show mixes art politics and the unexpected. the artist and activist by way way opens his largest european show ever into germany and he's in an expectedly unpredictable mood. the show comprises a huge range of his work some not so well known. and some now
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famous in their own right. he's lived and worked from berlin since he fled china in 2015 and did. you for your. this is the. office. and he's maintained his provocative style. his most recent work focuses on the plight and experience of migrants and refugees exhibiting all the clothes left at a greek refugee camp before it was cleared by the authorities so i know i was like . one want to be see. you never. really want you not. sold us clear.
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i'm not always full why do you i mean. if not only me and you but human rights. anybody who has no freedom of speech. if somebody knows why and you don't want to speak. the exhibition reflects the artist uncompromising and unapologetic. let's give you a modern now of our top story at this hour taiwan's parliament has legalized same sex marriage a 1st name law grants same sex couples the right to officials officially register their marriage as conservative opponents had tried to defeat the bill with a more limited version of same sex unions. ben is here now with a look at what's ahead with our business news and the future of mobility you're stuck in traffic again here in berlin well it was the fall that was causing problems this morning but usually i ride my bike and you know it is a bit of
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a. to get up to work it's only a 4 minute ride but i have been thinking about getting myself a nice scooter the thing is big the thing is whether or not you're allowed to ride it on the road at the moment that's a problem here in germany and he's going to vote on that today ok so if you don't want to paddle and stay healthy or want to take a break while you're battling there's bikies you that i'm going to have more on that this is a d w news live from bryan thomas for the entire team thanks for being with us so for. the.
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country go to the international talk show for journalists to discuss the topic of the week savers are rattling once again in the middle east as a standoff between the u.s. and iran intensifies could u.s. pressure produce a new and better nuclear deal as washington claims or result in war that's actually
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