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generation about environmental protection and we're determined to build something here for the next generation good luck to you the multimedia environment sure it's going to double your. credibility that. this is g.w. news live from for lead talks to end the brains it does the collapse of the duke a the opposition labor party pulls the plug after 6 weeks of negotiations with prime minister tributes in may what could it mean for the u.k.'s departure from the e.u. also coming up with just about a week until european elections polls show that climate change is
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a major issue for many voters so what's in his action plan we'll hear from an e.u. parliamentarian plus could australia be about to get yet another prime minister we'll talk about the political bloodletting over the country's top job as head of national elections on saturday. and the sour puss that made the internet smile at online sensation from the cat has died at the age of 7 passing mourned by millions of feline family. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program briggs that compromise talks between the u.k. government and the opposition labor party have collapsed labor leader jeremy corbyn end of the negotiations saying that instability within prime minister to resign may's government had sown doubt that any deal between the 2 sides would be capped
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talks have been underway for 6 weeks in an effort to break a deadlock on the terms of the u.k.'s departure from the european union amazing performance of and here's what the 2 had to say after those talks ended. well as jeremy corbyn says actually these talks have been constructive and we've made progress the areas where we have been able to find common ground but other issues of proved to be more difficult and in particular we haven't been able to overcome the fact that there isn't a common position in labor about whether they want to deliver x. it or hold a 2nd referendum which could have the government has not moved its position fundamentally to the fundamental disagreements we want to have a customs arrangement with the european union protects jobs in trade and we want to have a dynamic relationship on rights we put those rules very strongly to the government to. the broad agreement that will be brought forward i don't know what the conference. says. so that's what they have to say let's get more now we are joined
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from london by de w.'s very own mass as we've heard there get these talks they have broken down who's to blame. well the hoda process has been described as some as shadow boxing say they were going through the motions the leaders and the parties but the hard maybe hasn't really been in it and in particular there was deep skepticism as to whether jeremy corbyn would really like to participate in what he has so far always called it turi breaks it so blaming anything that's bad about bricks and on the tories and whether he would actually want to be brought in connection with this president all but of course reason why is blaming it all on the labor party and on their differences particularly over a 2nd referendum so this leaves us once again with the situation really of deadlock we don't know where are we going from here and meanwhile the new brags of party niger ferocious new party is campaigning in the european elections and they are
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really surging in the polls so that means that a lot of british people i think really have just enough of bricks or they have enough of what's going on and when and westminster and they want some sort of change and even if that means leaving without a deal there are many who would just consider that so big it then i mean what is likely to happen next and how likely is a 2nd referendum. well we know that reason may once again wants to try and bring her deal to parliament however this is already failed 3 time and whether this will actually happen a 4th time i have to be i have to say i'm very very dubious about that so many people here think that she does have a chance but she will hope that the success of the brakes of party will sharpen minds of some on her own party particularly on the brakes and side and also possibly the northern irish parties who are just worried about the situation of
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northern ireland say that can't be that there is a slight chance however if there isn't then we are faced with a new deadline which is said the end of october so if nothing is agreed in parliament then this is the day that britain just has to leave the european union and the prime minister whoever this may be at the time probably not treason may because she has said that she will go but the new prime minister the prime minister in britain would have to decide what happens then will he or she decide just to go without a deal with a just revoke article 50 and stop regs it altogether or possibly call for another referendum and throw the whole thing back at the people this is certainly what those are hoping for in the u.k. you are compelling for a 2nd referendum and the chances are slim at this point but it's not impossible still no clear direction on bags and on the clock a certainly taking paragraph mass with an update from london thank you. well speaking of. cooking
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talks. there is now less than a hit to go until parliamentary elections and environmental protection is very much on the mind of voters millions across europe have joined movements like fridays for future and extinction rebellion to demand more action on climate change and a recent survey shows this is what voters want to see prioritize 77 percent worry about global warming while 80 percent are concerned about air pollution 81 want to see a more sustainable agriculture employment id and 82 better environmental protection you policymakers are starting to listen but activists say there is still a long way to go i want you to panic a blunt message to the european parliament from swedish activist gratitude barrack the teenager has given the world a wake up call with her urgent appeal for climate action. the global youth movement
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she inspired has shifted the climate change debate forcing it both to the top of the use agenda and party campaigning ahead of the blocks parliamentary elections next week so what is the e.u. done so far to tackle the climate crisis. in march the european parliament voted to ban single use plastics starting in 2021 as part of sweeping legislation against plastic waste that pollutes beaches and oceans. it's agreed a near total ban on insecticides that have been linked to a dramatic drop in the numbers of wild bees honeybees and other color. the e.u. parliament is pushing to put cleaner cars on europe's roads by 2030. and it wants to slash its greenhouse gases by 40 percent in the next 11 years some experts say that's not enough but right now it doesn't look like any single member state will be able to meet that target. reason enough for protesters across
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europe to keep pushing for faster climate action in brussels. and one of those protesters is francisco she joins us now she is one of the leading figures a fridays for future here in germany so i mean as we saw there we saw that the european union has indeed taken some action in the past what do you make of what they've done i think it's really really nice now the talk about climate action. movie when just part of the european poly amount. even if they're talking about they have to act it's they're not doing enough because we have to save the paris agreement of $1.00 degree to go. and have any future and yeah i think it's not unfair. if talk about it. forward but i don't think that especially for young people such as yourself who really want that dramatic actions . ok now we have these elections coming up here here in the e.u.
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and you know when you're out on the streets of places like berlin for example you're seeing all these posters and a lot of them are focusing on climate change as an issue are you encouraged by that does that give you some hope i think sometimes it's in finding to see what they're doing what they're talking about climate action when there and then never did something to rich or sort of this paris agreement and sometimes it's kind of funny about i think it's really nice that now they begin to talk about climbers begin to talk about climate change because it's the questions of our own for. years because we don't have any much time we don't have time to left to save the war so it's the most important question about this european elections and the clock is really taking you know that you can't vote i mean a lot of the people who are part of your movement fridays for future you're too young to vote in the act now are you afraid that you're not having a say in your own future yes of course were afraid to just have were afraid to to won't have a future so all of these all these adults have to have
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a once of course possibility to take action to vote for those parties who really say that we have to act now because i don't think that having you here just marched off so lay it out for me imagine i mention i'm sitting in front of you right now what would i need to do in order to satisfy the demands of your movement to make you start stop demonstrating every single friday i think like i said it's just just sick of this post agreement even the i.p.c.c. report they just laid down what we have to do what we have to do to save this word and if just starts to just talk to listen up the scientists and really we will have a big step forward so all these politicians have to this is not the scientists and have to have to save a would have to save a future it's friday you don't go to school today you have i didn't get your teachers how do they feel about that i think about not sorry about it but. i've
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just tried every friday i do you stand for what you believe and francisca vessel thank you actually it reached at. now iran's foreign minister has called on the 5 or maybe signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal to take concrete action to save it it's a relief said that what he called supportive statements were not enough to safeguard the accord around has previously said it would scale back some of its commitments under the deal last year the u.s. left the pact and has since may impose sanctions on iran. and earlier our political correspondent spoke with the german foreign minister asking him about the rising tension if he thinks that the u.s. government is preparing for a u.s. led war against iran. are surviving his partners according to the people i've been speaking to and that's mainly mark pompei or also the president he said in recent days that no one wants war that's how it should be and how it should remain.
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you know we want to talk with iran about things we all find unacceptable like its role in syria or yemen it's ballistic missile program or its stance towards israel it's just that for us that this will not change we threats of war and certainly not with war itself that's why i'm confident that this is not the i'm of the american government but tensions are now so high that we must fear that unforeseen incidents by unidentifiable actors could very quickly lead to reactions that could escalate and trigger violence that's the problem right now that resistance to the. german foreign minister there let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world of rwandan rebel leader has appeared before the media following his arrest in april he is the spokesperson for the national liberation front an armed group which has claimed
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responsibility for numerous attacks he claims his group's agenda is to topple the long serving president. now an f. 16 fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse just outside march air force base in california the pilot ejected moments before it crashed and was unhurt but 5 people on the ground were injured the cause of the crash is under investigation. 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 also met with some controversy in range from hong kong's bank of china skyscraper to the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the louvre in paris. taiwan's parliament has legalized same sex marriage it is the 1st in asia to pass such landmark legislation lawmakers approved a government bill that allows same sex couples to form exclusive permanent unions
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and apply for marriage registration the bill overcame several hurdles including attempts by conservatives to remove any reference to marriage despite the outcome of today's vote the issue of same sex marriage continues to divide the country. an emotional day for l g b t rights campaigners as they celebrated their victory outside parliament in taipei. the legislation survived a last minute attempt by conservatives to pass a watered down version. for lights out on the high for me know what the outcome isn't perfect. but i think it's the best thing that could be for taiwan's gay community. today is a very significant day to us because we can finally pass a law is out to protect my family we've been fighting where for this change in.
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law for 5 years for me personally if it's where i even had children and now that i do anything before becoming a father to go it's a happy thing for me the taiwan compounds such a lot of your home told us. although there were divisions it's still a happy occasion and i'm quite emotional 3 different bills were tabled for friday's vote but only one used the word marriage put forward by the government it allows same sex couples similar rights as married heterosexual couples a bill satisfactory for rights campaigners the other versions backed by conservative lawmakers left out the term marriage altogether opponents say lawmakers are ignoring the will of the people in a series of referendums last year and more than 2 thirds of voters said marriage should only be defined as a union between a man and a woman but that's far from the minds of these rights activists celebrating what is a landmark day. now australia could be set to get yet another prime minister repeated political infighting has resulted in 7 in the last 12 years and national
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elections on saturday could add one more to the list he's only been on the job 9 months but the prime minister scott morrison who leads the conservative center right government is expected to narrowly to lose office to fill shortly now he leaves the center left the labor party surveys show that voters are concerned about the political instability but wages housing crisis and climate change are also top issues. let's get more now from reporter tara grant who joins us here in the studio so i mean australia at the a stance is really brutally disposing of their prime ministers. if the new one is indeed elected tomorrow can he or she last this is the big question i mean it's getting so ridiculous now that someone a commentator annabel crabb coals of the great astray and prime ministerial recycling scheme because it's just this revolving door of people in the prime
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minister's office and this is really annoying voters because a number of times people have gone to bed thinking ok this person is the prime minister the next day they wake up and after things happening in canberra which is this. city removed from many people's realities there's someone else running the country and politicians in australia invariably bad at explaining why they keep doing this and sorry that means the public doesn't understand why and this is contributing to a frustration people think well days people are running it for themselves they're not really doing the job we elected them to do whether or not this happens again i'm kind of optimistic maybe it won't because the policies of putting rules to try and stop these crews from happening but this frustration is something that jol dull roy has touched on in his preview of the australian elections i hope you enjoy it the last 4 times australians have voted in federal elections have ended up with a different prime minister than the one they expected voters faith in their
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democracy is wavering surveys show trust in politicians is at a historic low is that the sanction is papering and infighting amongst themselves and acting on behalf. of and in their behalf this interests of the nation australia's political chaos started when labor leader kevin rudd was dumped in a coup led by his deputy julia guillard but rudd had his revenge just months before an election which the party lost then it was the liberals turn the conservative tony abbott arrived promising stability but he lost it just 2 years before being rolled by the moderate malcolm turnbull who himself was replaced made last year. the current prime minister scott morrison knows australians have had enough. you know it's been a pretty tumultuous time and i think the strides with welcome the fact that that period of time is out and it should be a strange expect it of the parliament and employees that that's the case the the
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yeah i just get in this has come to a close and they are just working together and if i can see one futures come this election both main parties have introduced rules to make internal coups more difficult now instead of a simple majority of over 50 percent a super majority of caucus members will be required to vote out a sitting prime minister 75 percent for labor and for the liberals 2 thirds of their parliamentarians under such rules most of the recent leadership challenges would have failed but it might not be enough to satisfy voters so we can expect to see just how dished the current government because it instability what we've seen over time in a straight grant to trieste away from the manger hannity's and their right not to rise and look what might have had aids and independents independents who could control the balance of power in the new parliament and decide who becomes the next prime minister this time perhaps for a full term. and you know a lot of
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a lot of people really focused on the political instability within australia but this is actually being called the climate change election chair doesn't it that's right a number of surveys have shown that climate change lists as number one in voters' concerns and it's pretty easy to see why people are seeing the effects of climate change around them last year was the hottest year on record in australia they have been floods and fires and droughts in the eastern part of australia a drought that contributed scientists believe to the deaths of a 1000000 fish in a really important agricultural area so people are seeing the effects of climate change around the mistry is also one of the biggest carbon emitters. and voters are frustrated that over the last decade or so the governments have tried and failed to put in place a la sting climate policy from an international perspective what should be focused on when we're looking at the results i think china is a big one the relationship with china has soured in recent years the relationship
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seem pretty mutually beneficial in china buys a lot of astronomy and coal but security concerns over huawei and its building of the 5 g. have led to a souring of relations and i think a new government if it gets in china is going to try and reset that relationships or that will definitely be one to character it with the latest on the australian election thank you the most exciting bundesliga season in here's comes to a climax on saturday with every game kicking off at the same time buyer munich and dortmund are vying for the title a win or draw for by a guess i'm trying to frankfurt would all but guarantee their 7th consecutive league title but with only 2 points separating league leaders from dortmund who are facing gladbach everything is still up for grabs the bundesliga is the only league in europe that remains undecided this will also be the final game for winger frank rebury who is leaving munich one of byron's best players of the last decade sat
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down with t w to talk about the big finale and reminisce about his time in germany . an unprecedented 7th straight bonus league title lies within touching distance but saturday's vital home clash with eintracht frankfurt carries extra meaning for biron fans it's a game which marks the end of an era front grigori will put on the famous red jersey for one last time in the been his leader fellow iconic wing of oil and robin has also announced this will be his final season in bavaria d.w. met with frenchman riverina head of the match to discuss a glittering 12 year career up by him and his desire to go out on a high. i have experienced a lot here what a lot of titles i want to champions league and been named the best player in europe we could be champions again on saturday i hope we can do it. rebury arrived at by in 2007 and has been scoring goals ever since he was part of buy ins famous trouble winning side in 2013 and has collected 8 blunders league titles in his time at the
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club but what next for the 36 year old. of course i'd like to continue playing football but i don't know where i haven't made any plans whatever his decision river he will receive the phone is the farewells on saturday did so robin who joined in 2009 fans affectionately dubbed the pair robbery a sign of their special connection on and off the field. we have just a few days left together. it's painful to think about it. but with achieve things together the people here will never forget. his lovely to be known as rubbery it's a fantastic nickname it's beautiful really beautiful. long serving defender riffing you joins river and robin in leaving by the end of the season buying the 2 victories away from giving them the dream sendoff even a draw on saturday will wrap up a league title before a clash with the lights in the german cup final on may 25th. a double would be the
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perfect way to say goodbye. while the internet is mourning the frown that launched a 1000 man's has passed away social media sensation grumpy cat has died at the age of 7 the cats famous go caused by feel and worth a shot or 2 online fame and even prompted. her cough and set up a company promoting her star made numerous t.v. appearances and starred in her own christmas for me. it's given now. and i'm joined by the social media editor dan irag so 1st of all i mean this is a cat why did she become so popular. well i can't believe there i have to talk about her in past tense but she did became become super popular she just she was able to capture everyone's heart due to her very well distinguish expression so
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grumpy cat was born in arizona in 2012 to owner tabitha she rose to fame when tabitha's brother brian posted a picture of her on reddit and well the rest is history she was able to capture everyone's heart i guess because well each one of us has a little bit of a small grumpy cat within them and i mean she had a she had millions of followers she also made her owner a millionaire tell us more about that side. correct so basically grumpy cat who was related by the way was tartar sauce she had more than 8000000 followers on facebook more than 2000000 followers on instagram and more than 1000000 followers on twitter see was definitely not only a cute cat but also very profitable and her family never really disclosed just the just what you know grumpy cats net worth was but speculations talk about anything anywhere between 1000000 dollars and 100 $1000000.00 as grumpy cat had her own online store where you can buy merchandise from mugs to t.
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shirts and of course postcards films so definitely a good cat for business there may be a bit too soon but i mean can anyone really compare when we're looking at the sort of influence and notoriety of this cap well i mean for me personally it's definitely he too soon to talk about you know a replacement for grumpy cat but a very prominent candidate if i may add must be a little bug i don't know if you've heard about her anyone who spent at least one minute on the internet has to know her little bump actually also suffer and suffer from a certain type of dwarfism but unlike graham grumpy cat what it does or did is it made her tongue slip out of her mouth continuously and permanently she also has millions of fans around the world and also was quite friendly with grumpy cat so who knows maybe that's the next internet queen ok but in the meantime grumpy cat now in cat heaven. telling us a little bit more about her legacy thank you. quick
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reminder now the top stories we're following for you here it up you know in the united kingdom the opposition labor party leader jeremy carbon has ended ranks in talks with the prime minister to resign may the 2 sides have been negotiating for 6 weeks in an effort to reach a compromise on the u.k.'s departure from the european union. coming up next on g.w. lucy cote india takes a look at how east delhi garbage pickers are finding creative ways to up cycle waste paper thanks for watching.
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