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oh. oh. oh. this is news coming to you live from but you can't prime minister barnes johnson and french president mccall according talks on breaks it in paris hilton wants to scrap the irish backstopping the withdrawal agreement but look cross says it is indispensable however mccraw also said he believed it was still possible for the u.k. to leave but the deep. coming up a german course hands down a stiff prison sentence to a migrant convicted in the stabbing death of
a german lost the killing spot to rights in the city ok that's right. and a record number of fires are burning in brazil's amazon rain forest the country's right president. accuses environmental activists of starting the blazes that critics say the president's claims are outrageous. and welcome. british prime minister but as johnson is holding talks on break said with french president in modern mccraw both leaders say they believe a solution for the u.k. to leave the e.u. with a deal should be possible but a number of obstacles remain johnson says there'll be no deal unless the vacs stop the insurance policy to prevent a hardboard on the island is taken out of the backs of. and he reiterated what the
u.k. intended to do with the border in case of a no deal back set when you look at the border with northern ireland just repeating a point that bears repeating under no circumstances will the u.k. government be instituting imposing checks or controls of any kind at that border and we think i understand your desire to protect the integrity of the of the single market of course we understand that but we think that there are ways of protecting the integrity of the single market and allowing the u.k. to exit from the e.u. whole and entire and perfect as it were. the job is max hoffman and joins us from paris and max baucus johnson says the u.k. will not install a hard border on the island of ireland so what does that mean for the e.u. . if he really sticks to the promise and we have a no deal bragg's it would be up to the e.u.
to decide whether they want to guard that border in order to secure the integrity of the single market that is something they have already declared they want to do and risk having more violence on the border like in the past years or not to do it but if they don't do it than anybody basically could bring in goods without controls over the border into the e.u. single market so that group b. a very difficult decision to make for the european union they are sending in front at least a palace for the 2 leaders are having a working lunch before we continue our conversation let's take a listen to what a manjula mccraw had to say before they invented for their lunch meeting. good in europe and a good moment the e.u. has negotiated at length i withdraw all agreement with the united kingdom that i will not get into details and it's not for any member of the e.u. alone to negotiate or renegotiate this agreement but i would like to say that the key elements including the irish backstop are not just technical constraint or
legal quibbling but are indeed genuine indispensable guarantees to preserve stability in ireland to preserve the integrity of the single market which is a fine nation of the european project what is a look message to johnson. well the message to johnson was that by the way the meeting is over and both of the leaders left without saying anything so those are the sound bites we have the message is basically we will not open up the withdrawal agreement so the legal part of the of the brags that there is also the political declaration that is not legally binding and where the leaders have repeatedly said we can talk about that now a bad thing for boris johnson the backstop is part of the withdrawal agreement so the legally binding part but also in monterrey mccall said we can still negotiate but what we you know what happens within the next 30 days of this negotiation
period should be very close to what we already know go she added so you could interpret that as a little wiggle room at least to cut the new british prime minister a little bit of slack but it's nothing significant so fundamentally they're going to stick to their guns the europeans. you leaders as long as they can possibly to the bitter end now after reaching with a german chancellor angela merkel in berlin on wednesday virus johnson seemed positive a new rx a deal with an alternative to the backstop was possible let's 1st have a listen to what he said i think we can get a deal and a good deal i was powerfully encouraged by our conversations last night in berlin with our mutual friends and i know that with energy and with creativity and application we can find a way forward or our businesses and citizens with some access we go john says he was encouraged by talks of the new american and what he at one point
described as a can do attitude how do you see all of this playing out. it seems like boris johnson is spinning it a little bit which would be typical for him many of my older colleagues remember him from brussels when he was a journalist so this seems in line of what he would do you can't forget though that this at the moment is a high stakes poker game so trying to find out if there's a chance the e.u. will blink in the last 2nd because they don't have an interest in a hard border lisa theoretically hard border between northern ireland and island but that's exactly what would happen in the case of a no deal bragg's it so he's putting on the pressure to the european union see if they will blink trying also to divide a little bit maybe between i get a macro and him on a whim i call it seems so far this is to no avail but you know maybe he will believe bring it down to the wire something that's recent may his predecessor never did and then we will see if the e.u.
still has that united front come 31st of october. right max hoffman outside these italian finest in paris thank you very much. that me having acted with some other stories making news around the world at least one person has been killed and several others injured after a fire to code of a building next door to the long door hospital in paris the blaze spread through the 10 floors of the building which houses some of the hospital's employees. italy's democratic party says the rage of all the new government with former opponent the 5 star movement deputy prime minister but they are solid really biju his league bodies support from the governing coalition triggering a collapse earlier this week. thousands of high school students in hong kong have turned out in the square in the city center to rally for political reforms student leaders announced a 2 week boycott of lectures hong kong has been clipped by more than 2 months of
sometimes violent protests led by young people demanding more democracy. a syrian migrant accused of fatally stabbing a man in the eastern german city of came in its last year has been found guilty and sentenced to 9 and a half years in prison the killing unleashed anti immigrant protests and riots. guilty of manslaughter almost a year to the day after a killing that triggered violent protests and political turmoil one of the 2 suspects has been convicted. both suspects were asylum seekers at the time of the killing one of them remains at launch news of the stabbing spread quickly on the right wing scene and soon germany was witnessing the kind of racist riots not seen for decades. for days protesters marched in the streets of chemists shot in racist slurs some of the ensuring the headless salute which is
a crime in germany. the police were criticized for failing to intervene quickly enough. the cell phone video passed to show a man chasing a possible and shouting racist abuse the video triggered a debate about what had actually happened. was. a common view often we have video footage showing people being hunted down on the streets a crowd rioting and he crimes. this has nothing to do with the rule of law i cannot repeat this often enough. but terminus domestic intelligence security agency chief at the time hans-georg martin didn't agree with chancellor merkel he said nobody had been hunted down his comments exposed deep divisions in a federal coalition in the end mohsen was removed from office. the conviction may be an important step but politically because continues to cool shock waves. and
you do have more about this story i'm joined by a political correspondent kate brady who's been following the story for us this stuff the tron it's kate now what do you make of the verdict and the conclusion seems like it was not a foregone conclusion a tall order but certainly it wasn't ever was a foregone conclusion from day one of this trial which started back in march there were a lot of disputes over potential gaps in the evidence most of the prosecution was actually largely based on evidence by employee it's been a had by combat. who reportedly witnessed this attack back in august last year and even right up until the verdict today the defense was calling for this case to be thrown out of these gaps and doubts even over the. over the. making sure as well that also some of the lay judges for example that they
were biased in any of their decision making whether they had perhaps taken part in any of the far right demonstrations that happened as a result of this attack or on the other hand that they took part in some of those counter-demonstrations as well and this was a very high security cases wow it's worth noting that this trial has actually been taking place in dresden which is the capital of saxony and not in chemists and that was due to security cons and so it took. place instead in dresden in this high security court the killing it said of such a few who were chain of events which led to a fair bit of political turmoil tell us about that it certainly did of course we saw the immediate reactions on the streets of kemet news of this attack spread very quickly in august last year and that was largely due to social media but that had huge repercussions as well on the political debate here in bell. in particularly over whether these violent attacks really amounted to what were described as
chancellor angela merkel as hunts against people from ethnic minorities and as we saw there in the report mohsin who was formerly the chief of germany's domestic intelligence agency he questioned the validity of some of those videos which in the end every saluted in him standing down from his position and that was a huge political debate right in the hearts of those already fragile government and that's something that we're still even feeling the aftershocks of today and the verdict kate comes at a sensitive time for the region it certainly is a sensitive time on monday it will be the 1st anniversary of the killing and of course also the the rallies the full right extremist rallies that and sears and also the counter demonstrations as well but in a week's time we're also seeing some state elections in the state of saxony ken
that's lies the far right alternative germany. say they are expected to do extremely well in the polls they're already polling almost neck and neck with angela merkel's christian democrats in the region so well in the since this attack the killing. kemet has made a lot of effort to try and change its image and get rid of that image which was spun across international media of far right extremism in the city but at the same time if you look at the polls right now the political leaning at least in the city is still leaning towards the far right get pretty political correspondent thank you very much. not to brazil and the rightwing president she had sonata has accused non-governmental organizations on deliberately starting one fison the amazon rain forest he says they're doing it to embarrass him and his
government environmentalist save both or not as accusations are outrageous there's been a record number of fires in the amazon this. more than $72000.00 fires this year and 80 percent increase over the same period last year smokers cover nearly half the country e.u. satellite data show as well as parts of neighboring countries president has a theory about the fires cause. i am under the impression that it could have been set by the n.g.o.s because i had asked for money. a stunning accusation he had no evidence for environmentalists have called the charge sick and pitiful the real cause they say is both in our own policies which have slashed environmental funding and dismantled protections. when brazil space research center reported an 88 percent increase in deforestation in june compared with june last year its director
lost his job. those who call the amazon home are the 1st affected by the destruction. indigenous groups suffer with the impact because if enough food source begins to change. hunting is further away which forced us to go to the city for industrialized food. these groups may be the canary in the coal mine the amazon produces one 5th of the world's oxygen and absorbs one quarter of all the c o 2 taken in by earth's forests losing the amazon could mean losing one of the world's greatest natural defenses against climate change. a new push to repack refugees from bangladesh to man ma has apparently ended in failure after no one turned up to board the buses meanwhile has given the go ahead for more than 3000 refugees to be returned to the
country and issued them the documentation but none of those who've been chosen yet have followed through on it fearing what might happen to them on their return and this is bangladeshi 2nd back creation attempt after a previous push in november 5th. 750000 of the persecuted muslim minority fled a military offensive in 2017 in may and mosque and state. naomi conrad is at the main during a refugee camp in the bangladeshi city of cox's the along the border with me and ma she told us why about why the refugees are refusing to return to me and some people here told us that if they were forced to go home they'd rather kill themselves 1st because they don't trust the government of myanmar to actually provide them with safety to give them their land back you have to remember this by they say muslim minority has gone through what some people close to ethnic cleansing their villages
were bombed in some cases women were raped they simply don't trust the government back in myanmar to provide the safety and provide the human rights that they want a lot of people say once these. amman's have been fulfilled they would go back but at this point they all prefer to stay here and no one we talked to and no one has talked to the u.n. so far what's to go back willingly. that was. turned into the latest controversy over immigration in the u.s. the trumpet ministration wants to give the politics of the children indefinitely while the asylum requests consider the democrats say the proposal a monster child abuse and if that had to fight it in court. keep families together this was the protesters edict when the trumpet ministration began separating micra children from their parents at the us mexico border people across the u.s. took to the streets to protest the policy now the u.s.
president has essentially said ok we'll keep the families together in detention indefinitely. reporters pressed trump over concerns about the negative effects the tension could have on miners. that. they're there. but we're big bird strong at the border you see the numbers are way way down and i want to i want to go. to new rules replace a previous court decision that put a limit on how long immigration authorities can detain migrant children. that because they cross the border with their parents they can be held for much longer the administration has insisted all families will be released as swiftly as possible there's no intent to hold families for a long period of time in fact we have the prior experience of shows we were able to average under 50 days. for what expeditious immigration procedure. but an
asylum claim can take an average of 5 years to be processed this means that people could potentially be kept in detention camps for even longer. iranian president hassan rouhani has been talking tough about the once oil supplies he said that if the u.s. kept. it's pressure to stop iran from exporting its oil than international waters would no longer be secure as he put it in the phosphate on his track and to close the strategically important strait of hormuz much of the oil supply passes through the. last month iran seized a british flag tanker in the strait. went to the island in the strait and sent us this report. it's early morning in the sun beating down on the island of relentless there's no natural water and few other resources for that matter despite that the
island has been highly valued for centuries as a strategic location. for instance constructed this fortress spec in 57 to control mara team traffic in the persian gulf today the strait of hormuz is once again witness to conflict as the standoff over british by iranian authorities continues a fisherman takes us out into the strait past the island of. the iranian military uses the island to monitor the area which includes the narrow passage all ships must pass through to reach the largest oil ports in the region. and an important. public.
area. currently very few international tankers use iranian waters to navigate the strait many fear being swept up in the conflict between washington and tehran and the iranian military is not alone and that patrols these waters the u.s. has also deployed ships into the persian gulf. the u.s. wants to strengthen its presence here to guarantee the passage of international cargo ships which has angered the iranian government as well as the iranian people . and i don't think they would welcome any sort of you know military presence from the region itself that's a part of iran's political culture not to you know ally with. you know non local actors in the region iran try to reach out to again to you know many countries in the region kuwait qatar. and they are open of course to the u.a.e.
and i think saudi arabia as well to discuss these kind of issues and. there's been no movement on the issue so far iran's neighbors seem unwilling to offer support. few people on the island of a movie seem interested in politics they're just hoping there will be a swift end to the regional standoff. bene's them and again if the tensions are resolved the entire economy may improve and we're part of that because everyone is out of work here in hormuz i don't know what to do with my wife and kids we can't all live on fishing alone. things would improve for tourism more tourists would pay a visit to this island and that way it could develop. without stability turning homo's into a popular tourist destination remains a distant prospect. some new research has come out that suggests that
micro plastics in the water we drink do not pose any significant risk to our head and it's 1st study of the kind that whatever the organization has found that most particles boss through the body without being absorbed but the findings come up at the big cabbie at the w.h.o. ses show that research is urgently needed to obtain a more detailed assessment off the potential impacts on has. now fallen for more on that story i have with me derek williams from science to us welcome derek 1st to forward what is the significance of this latest finding well this this study was was built on the back of the discovery about a year ago that there are large numbers of of microbes particles micro plastic particles in bottled water and to some extent also tap water so that posed a potentially major health threat investigator had to look into it now they've come back a year later and they've said ok we've we've we've done the science we've looked at
it and to the best of our of our understanding and knowledge it doesn't pose a major threat to human health most of it does pass through the digestive tract but we definitely need to do more more exactly the forceful urgent just what in what direction will this research be going and what are they trying to establish a lot of it is about standardization because the studies that have been done in the past used different parameters for example one study group might have used filters that have poor is of a particular size in another study group fours of a different size so the size of the micro particles in particular are also what makes up the micro particles there's a great deal in plastic is not plastic is not plastic so micro plastic is not micro plastic is not micro plastic different substances will be toxic possibly in different ways and many of them will be inert and won't be dangerous in the least but we know very little about that and the 3rd aspect is actually the size of these micro plastics interesting lee when it comes to gesture and if they used at least
the. larger pieces of plastic appear to be really not much of a problem but we don't know much about very tiny pieces of plastic when you get down into the nanometer wrench so that could also pose a potential danger where we really definitely need to do more research and how much of a threat or a problem do micro plastics posed to the environment will the most of the threat that they pose in the marine environment anyway i mean we've also came last last week we had we had the story that they've discovered micro plastics and snow in the arctic so it's also in the atmosphere it's not only about in the oceans but most of what we know about it in the oceans is that it causes problems in the food chain in particular for marine plankton so small animals in the food chain eat these mice micro plastics thinking that their food and they become mechanically stuck in their diet in their gut in their digestive tract and that can actually lead to the starvation of the animal because it's not able to digest enough food to keep up its energy needs so that's that's also another area that we need more research as to what extent micro plastics are really having an impact at
a very fundamental level in these food chains and then in the environment in the marine environment in particular right dave williams from les sciences thank you very much. now an item from the world of football and misbehaving coaches in the bundesliga will no longer go unpunished the german football league has decided that coaches will receive a one match ban if they pick up 4 yellow consonance season attempts to undermine or disrespect an official are just one of the many don'ts that could see a coach officially warned the new rules apply to the 1st and 2nd divisions of jail in football and we go into effect this weekend. you're watching it on the news coming to you live from berlin here's a recap of the top story that before going for you you kids from mr barnes johnson a french president in monterrey mccraw are holding talks on breakthroughs in paris johnson said he believed that there was time to find
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