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if you look at the fact that. this is date over the news live from the land south africa swears in its president cyril ramaphosa pledges to battle corruption as he takes office in a lavish no ration ceremony we hear from our correspondent about the challenges he faces also coming up. u.s. president donald trump arrives in japan for a special state visit as the new emperor is 1st foreign guest. and celebrities gather on the red carpet one last time as the cannes film festival proles to its climax our film critic scott ross broke the final downfall and gives us his
prediction for who will take home the competition pompadour. thanks. i'm rebecca ritter's welcome to the program cyril ram opposed has been sworn in as president of south africa after being returned to office in elections earlier this month has promised a new dawn for the country which suffers from high crime slumping economic growth and high unemployment from opposes presidency follows a corruption scandal that brought down his predecessor inauguration took place in a stadium in pretoria with regional leaders in attendance. rather pose a risk the issues around corruption that the country and his party have been facing . i want people to have launched a some of those in whom they had invested the cost has not been not to the
temptation of hard won and greater. challenges not on what country they are huge. but they are not in some montebello. correspondent adrian krishi is covering the inauguration and center of the ceremony president cyril ramaphosa used his inauguration speech to mainly spread optimism and hope remember more than every 2nd young person in this country is unemployed and if you talk to young people on the streets this is something almost everybody will complain about. the slow economy grows the economy of south africa is currently glowing growing slower then the population and drum up also has been emphasizing that he wants to fix that he wants to get you investors in the country to create new jobs the 2nd big issue in the country is of course the issue off corruption many people have the feeling that it's got rampant on the former
president jacob zuma where you could clearly see corruption in all levels of governance and people have the impression nothing is done against it from up with a promise to address that and he said that once again today in his inauguration speech he says he once and i think kill and corruption free south africa the big question here is can he really do with it can he reform his own party you. see has been in power for 25 years and many analysts have the feeling that it's got more and more into corruption that there's more and more corrupt elements in the party and it's going to be extremely difficult to really fight that from up whatsoever keeps on saying that it is possible he wants to reform is spotty and he wants to rid south africa of corruption. now to some of the other stories making news around the world. at least 20 people have been killed after a fire broke out in a private school in the indian city of surat 5 is believed to have been started by an electrical fault in the air conditioning officials say police have filed charges
against the school's owners. kenya's high court has upheld a ban on same sex relations rulings a huge setback for l. g.b.t. activists who fought for the law to be changed the legislation dates back to the british colonial era and makes homosexual acts punishable with up to 14 years in prison. it's day 3 of voting in the e.u. parliamentary elections is the turn of mole to evacuate latvia to head to the polls with the czech republic entering its 2nd day of voting in most countries vote tomorrow with initial results expected late sunday night. and to the u.k. now where outgoing prime minister to resign may says she'll always regret failing to secure a deal for her country to leave the european union yesterday may announce to she'll step down on june 7th after she was unable to convince a deeply divided parliament to back her withdrawal deal. her premiership literally
ended in tears the country i love but almost as soon as to reason they accepted the political stage the shock waves could be felt in europe e.u. leaders said that her resignation did nothing to change the e.u.'s position on the brics it withdrawal deal already agreed with all of whom it is not up for i don't think the u.k. won so the question will be we're going to go to the political decoration. very very much an offer which is also the basis of all the talks. of humans was closed that you use chief negotiator michel barnier quickly showed his positive regard for the pm in a tweet expressing his full respect for may's determination and for working for an orderly withdrawal from the e.u. but some tories were almost as quick to throw their hats into the ring to lead the party including front runner boris johnson who wasted no time in saying no deal was a possibility in october some reacted to that in consternation at to how things could now play out. but if that's the under these circumstances
a hard brags it appears to be a reality that is nearly impossible to stop the british government the british parliament are solely responsible for a no deal exit from the e. and its consequences. but the e.u. country with perhaps the most to lose by a chaotic exit is armed and irish prime minister leo variety had this warning. obviously as anyone can see british politics is consumed by regulation and would be consumed by breaks out for a very long time that means that we now enter a new phase when it comes to regulars on the face that may be very dangerous one for them while the race for the next leader is on europe is well aware that he or she has waiting to be chosen by the british people but by the conservative party members that means north point 2 percent of the country the tory party members who are predominantly male with an average age of $57.00 will decide who leads the u.k.
into this next crucial face us president donald trump has arrived in japan for a state visit set to spend 4 days in the country to cement time he'll meet with japan's prime minister and business late is and attended a dinner at the imperial palace to be the 1st guest of japan's new emperor his visit comes against the backdrop of increasing tensions with china and north korea . correspondent michael penn's in tokyo and he joins me now michael donald trump's already addressed business leaders what was his main message to them. well his main message is that is to repeat is a long term contention that the trade relationship between japan and the united states has long been tilted in favor of japan unfairly and that he's going to be the person to make the trade balance so the trade arrangements between the 2
countries fair which is his contention not that many experts agree that that's the case a similar message to one he's had in other countries and he's changeable to attend the g. 20 summit in osaka in just 6 weeks why this visit to japan now. this particular visit the timing has everything to do with the the new emperor in japan not a veto. needs to start receiving official guests from overseas and as a symbolic matter both the japanese and the u.s. side would like the u.s. president to be the 1st person to to have one of these official visits as a symbol of the strength of the u.s. japan alliance and from the point of view of prime minister all day he's very much pitching this as a great honor and he's using it to try to flatter the president and part of it as
part of his long term campaign to that keep positive relationship between the 2 and he mentioned that strength and prime minister japanese prime minister shinzo abe and trump have been saying a lot of each other lately what does that tell us about the relationship between the 2 countries. mainly it tells us that the abbaye administration is desperate to have a very very strong and personal link with donald trump when when donald trump was 1st elected. in the japanese government did their analysis and i said the key to keeping this guy under control to some extent is to flatter him and to make a personal relationship and to get on his good side and that's basically what they have been doing ever since he was elected president it's. been courting trump as you say what have they got now what's he gotten out of it you're doing fantastically well mainly delay whereas trump may have come to office you know
having the japan high on his list especially in trade issues to go after this is actually turned out to be much slower process so mainly what has gotten out of it is to blunt the force of trump's demands on japan and to kind of keep him at bay for a couple years now hoping that he can ride out the storm through the entire presidency michael paine in tokyo thank you very much for that thank you. the cannes film festival is where the world's top stars and filmmakers get together to hobnob make secret deals and show off 1000000 euro gowns on the red carpet it's an exclusive to wait party for inside is under way luckily for us elle film critic scott roxboro was there. there are 3 things you can always count on you can stars. more stars. and
weather. well 2 of the 3 ain't bad but the gray skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of movie fans. in 15 years covering the cannes film festival this is about the cold and wet as i've never seen it but at least the bad weather is a good excuse to stay off the beach and goes he's a movie. night play you just see through. and. karen edgerton delivers an oscar worthy performance in the musical biopic rocket man the movie dips into the darker side of elton john's life but the sex and drugs take a back seat to the rock n roll. this year's can highlight the new film from the point here in chino i'm really honored
to caprio as a faded t.v. cowboy brad pitt his stock man buddy official but it. has been a. struggle to adjust the 1960 s. hollywood as a darkness in the form of serial killers the manson family looms in the background . but film fans aren't just here for hollywood stars in can art house cinema is king of the. american master terrence malick marked return. form with his slow burning drama about a conscientious objector who defies the nazis. and 82 year old director and original social justice warrior ken loach kept up the fight with this attack on britain's economy. but just to have somebody on the phone with the gone. from dollars to
a month so i never thought about how it's done on time shows mind all put as much business. but it wasn't all old white man a few films and can actually resembled the audience queuing to watch them you can has made a real effort this year to increase diversity to get more people of color and women on the screen and behind the cameras at this year's festival and it looks like it's paying off because we have one of the most diverse lineups in cannes history. lucilla's in. victor hugo's french classic gets an update for the age of the banlieue ghettoes. the very 1st female african director in cannes competition brought a fresh perspective to the migration crisis.
just like the one who don't get. here every day care for do remember the men with me know that. i needed to see black people on screen like shoot everywhere. with its mix of hollywood an art house old masters and new faces cannes future despite the weather looks bright . and as a reminder of the top story we're following for you cyril ramaphosa has been sworn in as president of south africa in a vast ceremony. he promised a new dawn for the country which suffers from high crime slumping economic growth and high unemployment. don't forget you can always get the w. news on the go just download our app from google play all from the apple store that will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can also use the debut app to send us your photos and videos. at your news drop for this hour make stops world stories the
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