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this is t w news coming to you live from berlin it was a choice almost no one had expected after days of torturous negotiations european leaders nominate pundit laurie and germany's defense minister with a used most powerful jolt but all position to her is already growing is it a compromise too far. an italian judge releases the german skipper of a migrant rescue ship after she was arrested in defining an order not to talk but italy's interior minister has called for tougher treatment and says he will spell
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for a. plus would end the u.s. battle for a place in the women's world cup final will go to the old for the highlights of a tense and dramatic match. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us it was worth waiting for those were the words of top e.u. official don't after european leaders finally managed to agree on the candidates for the blocks top jobs but not everyone is happy especially with the surprised choice of germany's also london lion for the powerful position of commission president european parliament also has another difficult situation to make today more on that in a moment but 1st a report on a use new leaders if confirmed. after days of
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wrangling finally an end to all the speculation the $28.00 e.u. member countries agree on their nominees for the block's top jobs 1st and foremost we have chosen to. for the for people's wishes a perfect on the balance. they were really happy about it after all europe is or will i think it was worth waiting for such an old call. the nominee for the e.u. commission president germany's defense minister should have underline the conservative form of family minister is the 1st woman to be nominated for the top job. right up until the last minute german chancellor angela merkel said she supported the previous nominees but she's satisfied with today's outcome. if. in syria it's a good sign that mrs funday lion enjoys strong support among the heads of state and
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government for different reasons. but when you start something else us guns will judge whether it's the nato mission in the aegean on migration or germany's assistance with ass of aliens in the baltics is found in bicycle late life or simply for her hard work for a year at an a can get fuzzy and. that start as pick for the new head of the european central bank the leaders were unanimous in their backing for christine lagarde tragically head of the international monetary fund the card is seen as a safe pair of hands belgium's formal liberal prime minister charles michel would succeed donald tusk as president of the european council spanish social democrat use of barrels would take over as europe's foreign affairs chief. but the biggest hurdle in this political race has still to be clear that the european parliament
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has to approve the lineup and the social democrats of already set themselves against it while for some analysis now let's go over to the max hoffman he's in strasbourg where the european parliament is meeting today max the ball is now in the e.u. parliament's court what do any piece there make of the nominees that they've been given by the european council for the top jobs. let's go back a couple of weeks remember most of the european parliament said they would only support a candidate for the commission presidency who previously was a so-called which was the lead candidate for one of the political groups right here in strasbourg. is not that person and you can imagine that among the political groups here there is well i wouldn't call it happiness because of that decision now you have the conservatives was enough on the line is a conservative she's a member of the european peoples party so they'll probably come around the real
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problem here lies with the social democrats they are not at all happy with this decision 1st of all it's not just bits and 2nd of all they were very close themselves to have the commission presidency with. and we're hearing that there is huge trouble in that group how to go forward now the e.u. parliament is voting on its own president this morning max how is that going. there are 4 candidates that have declared their part of that race as of yesterday 10 o'clock in the evening that was the deadline but we do expect one of the social democrats to make that race there is one from italy david soltys sort of a surprise candidate a former journalist and since neither the conservatives nor the liberals have declared any candidacy we assume that this is part of that broader deal that was that was struck in brussels so we do expect david cicely the social democrat from
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italy to get the voices also from the conservatives and the liberals and that would be enough of course together with a voice with the votes of the social democrats to put him over the edge it might take one or 2 rounds but it should be a done deal and this is why it's difficult for the social democrats because if they do this they sort of in a way are part of that backroom deal that was struck in brussels because the leaders in brussels said that the social democrats should have the position of parliament president and in this case it's going to be hard for them to get out of this whole package deal when they vote on the commission presidency so effectively it was a tough underline in 2 weeks' time so still a bit to be sorted out there max talk on for us there in strasberg thank you so much. let's take a closer look now at or slow down their lives and if confirmed as european
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commission president the 60 year old would become one of the most powerful politicians in the e.u. but as we have already seen her nomination is not without controversy and in her current role as germany's defense minister she's also face many challenges. she's considered a close ally of german chancellor angela merkel underline german defense minister christian conservative and long time politician a medical doctor and mother of 7 funded line joined medical c.d.u. party in the early ninety's she later headed the ministry of family and women before serving as minister of labor as germany's 1st female defense minister funded line and to revamp the armed forces but she's recently drawn criticism for poor management in the ranks several scandals including revelations of far right extremists in the military equipment failures and deadly military plane crashes
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have plagued tenure. a european at hearts fluent in both english and french as well as german funder line has long been seen as a possible successor to machall as chancellor all more recently as the next head of nato european leaders have now agreed to choose her as the next president of the e.u. commission if the european parliament induces her she would be the 1st woman to fill the influential post. our political correspondent is covering the story for us and joins us now from our parliamentary studios huns germany's defense minister also on the line has been nominated to head the e.u. commission what's the reaction here in berlin. well when the name was 1st floated on tuesday sometime during the morning everyone was very surprised by this this was on not a name that anybody had expected would come up for a head of the commission there had been some talk about was
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a left on the line possibly becoming one of the commissioners another was becoming something like a minister in the european policy in the european government but that she would become prime minister of that government effectively that was something nobody expected so surprised with the 1st reaction then there is also some sense of satisfaction i think one can say i'm especially amongst conservatives in berlin germany because she is a conservative politician because this means that a german will for the 1st time in decades in more than 50 years head the european commission so in some sense also there is a feeling that i'm going to machall as german chancellor put forward a kind of that will support it in the end the kind of that that also increase germany's role in european politics so you say that chancellor merkel supported this nomination but formally germany actually abstained from voting on ursula found alliance nomination for commission president why. yes we've just heard from max in
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strasburg how controversial this nomination is among social democrats and we have to remember that in germany i'm going to market is governing together in a coalition with the social democrats and the social democrats here in germany have been vehemently opposed to the nomination of also left on the line so germany abstained formally because i'm going to not go did not want to endanger the atmosphere endanger the coalition in germany here so it's basically out of respect for the social democrats at the same time we have to say that there is a little bit of a cloud hanging over the left on the lens hood in the sense that in her defense ministry there's an inquiry a parliamentary inquiry going on about about spending in that ministry and it's not clear whether or the left on the line will survive as it were politically survive this inquiry. if the european parliament does approve underlines nomination to head the european commission what will this mean for germany well
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germany will certainly feel proud because as i said it's been 50 more than 50 years that there has been such a tough german politician leading the european commission leading the european union so germany's influence in the european union will be emphasized once again at the same time there's a question about what will happen here in berlin because one minister in this government will leave the government a successor will have to be appointed and within german domestic politics all of that least a whole lot of questions a whole lot of insecurity in a sense so within germany i think in german domestic politics this also contributes to a feeling of a sense of instability and questions hanging over the government under michel here in germany thank you very much t w political correspondent honeybunch. it's
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now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today at least 40 people died when an airstrike hit a migrant detention center in the libyan capital tripoli officials said another 80 had been injured in libya's un by a government of national accord is blamed the attack on the self-styled libyan national army that tonight is being behind strike. demonstrators burning tires and block roads across israel to protest against the shooting dead of an 18 year old ethiopian israeli by an off duty policeman on sunday activists have been angered by perceived systematic discrimination by police towards israel's ethiopian minority. russia's defense ministry says a fire on board a deep sea submersible has killed 14 crew members vessels surveying the seabed in the barents sea north of russia scandinavia the fire has since been extinguished the group was apparently poisoned by few it's. last month was the
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hottest june ever recorded worldwide they used to pernik has climate change service says temperatures across france germany spain and italy were up to 10 degrees higher than normal in june is final week. a sicilian court has released the german skipper of a migrant rescue ship from house arrest see watch captain tavola rock was taken into custody on sunday after taking her ship carrying 40 migrants into port on the italian island of lampedusa in doing so she collided with a customs patrol but the italian judge said the german captain was doing her duty saving human lives when she don't ship in defiance of italian authorities. or porter as if it is in civil eat sicily he told us what the ruling means for
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kabul a rocket. you can walk out of this apartment you know that i'm standing in front of but she's been under house arrest for 2 days inside of it's not clear if she can do it at this point because it's not clear if she will be charged with for the crimes that could be crimes of helping immigrants migrate leader so there's still a lot of questions up in the air doesn't mean she's totally free but for now it's definitely a sigh of relief for her or her relatives and the team that's been working to help her out. in many parts of the world today it's international plastic bag free day the european activists behind this movement hope it will highlight the damage plastic wake waste is doing to our planet and persuade people to find other solutions in a moment we'll show you what happens to the plastic products you might be using but 1st here are a few shocking statistics the world produces 300000000 tons of plastic waste every year just about the weight of the entire human population 10000000
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tonnes and up in the world's oceans a lack of effective waste management in asia is the biggest source of the problem 90 percent of ocean plastic is carried by rivers such as the yangtze and the yellow river in china or the ganges in india only a small fraction of those waste remains on the surface of the coast or the coastlines much of it degrades and breaks down into my crew plastic particles these micro plastics are often ingested by fish and shellfish and then eaten by humans are rubbish has spread and permeates our oceans including here the deepest place on earth 11 kilometers below the surface of the pacific ocean in the mariana trench china announced 2 years ago that it would no longer accept plastic waste for recycling and that's put pressure on other developing countries that have become
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destinations for dumping. this is canadian plastic waste that was supposed to end up in the philippines right now it's burning up in a canadian incinerator the government says it's being safely treated in line with national standards the waste was sent to the philippines years ago following a legal dispute the government in manila hired a shipping company to send it back to canada. and this is what happens when southeast asian countries accept western waste. mountains of garbage from france germany and other european countries items are used once and thrown away malaysian activists found this site next to a palm oil plantation we have followed the t.v. . and then but yet. so those. help.
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the problem has gotten worse since china stopped accepting waste shipments in 2017 since then millions of tons of waste have been shipped to thailand vietnam malaysia and indonesia environmentalists have called on the countries to stop accepting waste they also say the solution isn't just local the producers of plastic also have to change their ways. but i think way. and we are kidding always felt by you see. we took it. and trust to our country. the european union has promised to stop exporting its plastic waste to developing countries but only in 2021 so for now the trash mountains of malaysia and its neighbors will just keep growing.
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well for more now i'm joined by w.'s thompson walker who focuses on environmental issues for d.w. good to see you times and a growing number of countries are banning plastic bags germany is not one of them why is germany not showing leadership on this issue i guess that's a question that i put to an environment straight spokesman quite recently his response was germany has such waste disposal and. recycling facilities that it doesn't actually need to have a ban what they did a couple of years back was to introduce a voluntary fee under which retailers could say ok our customers will be asked to pay a nominal amount of money $0.20 perhaps to have a plastic bag and they say that that has been fairly successful and it has cut the number of bags that germans use by 2 thirds so the average now germans the average german uses 24 plastic bags to many people in the country so the government is
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saying that everything's fine but you're an environmental journalist you focus on this are things really fun well no i mean the picture is kind of bear that out and no it's not fine and the other thing is that the predictions suggest that the amount of plastic that's going to be produced going forward is just going to skyrocket you know we're nowhere near the end of finishing manufacture. what would it mean if a ban on plastic bags were to be implemented in germany would it be like purely destruct. i don't i don't think it would be i mean i asked a whole bunch of people recently what would you do how would you respond should it be banned and when i most of them said oh yeah let's ban it one guy went so i said would you how would you respond should germany banned plastic bags he said absolutely ban them you know and i said but you're holding a plastic bag and he said yeah but that's just because i can still have one banned them and i won't use them ok the e.u. has recently decided to ban certain single single use plastics do you see this
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happening globally do you see a global ban on this kind of plastic plastic bags single use plastics happening i mean there are definitely more more bans coming into effect but as i said at the same time production is increasing absolutely unabated i don't think that we're anywhere near an outright ban on simply use plastics thank you so much d w environmental com correspondent thomson walker. in the defending champions of the women's world cup the united states had reached the final match after a dramatic $21.00 win over england all the goals came in the 1st half but most of the drama came close to the final whistle. the united states have been quick counts of the blocks at this world cup against england it was no different than many banks believe christian press stinging at the back of the shop replacements and making
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repeating no justifying price and size. england could have been overruled but they hit back so you know. why they should go number 6 of the tournament. but anything she could do so you could birthdate go out a small game but had it been the stuff and not the team me moving she could be celebrating her in a very english way is that having been choking on that see they were positively crying in sweet by the end of the video referee having a go for outside help steamed this penalty step captain steph. she. us breathed a sigh of relief a day with the disaster when it's. a sports correspondent all over moody joins us now from really all where the dramatic match took place all of the favorites the u.s. or through but they really had to work for it didn't they. they certainly
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did yeah in the initial stages it actually looked like they might blow. they started with that kind of ferocious pace and power that we've become so used to seeing from the u.s. in the opening stages of games they dominated the opening exchanges and deservedly took the late but england did very well to break that u.s. spell of dominance and level with schools and after that the much actually took place on a very kind of even footing the 2 teams were very evenly matched and england as we saw could even be equalized towards the end but of course the u.s. has so much quality and not and alex morgan is one of the world's best strikers and she proved it again on the biggest stage the world cup semifinal england came so close to tying the match with a penalty what was the atmosphere like in the stadium at that moment. it was very tense i was sitting mostly around americans at the guy and they were very loud throughout the match but when the referee went over to the video screen
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to check the replay of the incident they went very very quiet and they stayed quiet right up until a listen i pulled off the site but ultimately put the u.s. into the world cup final a huge moment for them a hugely disappointing moment for england of course and it wasn't the only one they also had a goal disallowed for a very fractional offside ellen white again coming close of course to getting on the scoresheet again. 2 moments that will hurt the england players for years to come i'm sure even if they are rightly very proud of that foreman says at this tournament now we heard from them right back after the guy let's hear what she had to say about those 2 moments. obviously because medicates. decision offsides and offside we're not going to argue with that but you know it's these are the final one for poland and the semifinal of the world cup i think it pushed us a right to the edge. you know even at the end of the game we still looked and even with 10 men unfortunately that's the way. touch the way football goes indeed all
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the training champions there or in the final again can they be stopped. i think they can i mean they still look like the best team in the world at the moment and they've proved that really by beating some very tough opposition the likes of england and france of course the hosts in the in the quarterfinals they've also beaten sweden already at the tournament one of the other teams left in the play in the semifinal against the netherlands but look the u.s. as i say of taking the lead early on in every game so far they've scored in the opening 12 minutes of every single game they've had at the world cup so far so the key for whoever plays them in the final is to keep them out for that opening kind of stage the opening stretch of the game and if they can do that then ultimately they're not at a disadvantage from such an early stage and they've got a chance a chance of beating the best team in the world probably all oliver moody and did that with a sports thank you so much. well the netherlands and sweet lock horns tonight
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in tonight's 2nd semifinal neither team has ever won a world cup title but the dutch will be backed by a big following while germany's conquerors sweden have a look at st louis relaxed in the build up. don't worry sweden haven't forgotten how to play football after all they've just knocked out heavyweights canada and germany but true to the underdog tag their coach was humble when it came to assessing his team's chances against the reigning european champions from a vote. in the euro 2017 finals watching the neverland's play against denmark for was absolutely fantastic because that game was very close to being perfect football and ideal football so the semifinal will be very beautiful and it will be interesting to see if we will be able to beat what is one of my favorite team. despite their recent success the
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netherlands don't boast much world cup pedigree this is only the 2nd time they've reached the tournament and the 1st time they've made it to a semi final but they are favorites at least according to the press. with the favorites in the semifinal i'm not so sure about that i think the 2 teams are equal if you look at the fee for ranking we're separated by only $1.00 spot so i think we're on a par i think the much will be like that to recruit teams and we hope to come out on top of the pope doesn't. match that hangs in the balance but at least in terms of support the dutch are expected to have the upper hand with floods of orange clad fans ready to take over. in chile and argentina tens of thousands of people watched in awe as the sun vanished behind the moon in
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a total eclipse those 2 countries are. the only inhabited places on earth where the rare sight could be seen eclipse could be seen from the south pacific to the south american continent 11000 kilometers away. up next business news with ben facility you're watching t.v. news from berlin and terry martin thanks for being with us.
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