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thank you at. this news coming to live from u.k. prime minister barak's johnson and french president in modern the prole are holding talks on break city in paris johnson wants to scrap the irish backstop in the been drawn agreement but look at all says it's indispensable however mccraw also said he believed it was still possible for the u.k. to live without a writ. or to govern up until the course has done a stiff prison sentence to migrants convicted in the stabbing deaths last year the killings are riots in the city. and
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a record number of fires are burning in brazil's amazon rain forest the country's a right wing. group accuses environmental activists of starting the blazes critics say the president's claims are outrageous. and of a warm welcome to you among the dutch eba british prime minister abbas johnson has met with french president in modern mccraw to discuss drags this both leaders said they believe it's possible to find a way for the u.k. to leave the e.u. with a deal but a number of obstacles remain johnson says there'll be no deal unless the so-called backstop is taken out of the banks that agreement the backstop is the insurance policy to prevent a hard border on the island of ireland. and johnson reiterated what the u.k.
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intends to do with the border in case of a no deed backset 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 and 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 lead of is not self one and joins us from paris and max baucus johnson says the u.k. will not install a hot 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 brags it would be up to the e.u. to decide whether they want to guard the border in order you know to secure the
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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 will be a very difficult decision to make for the european union and the phone we continue our conversation let's take a listen to what a monumental crawl had to say before the event and 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 disagreement 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
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ireland to preserve the integrity of the single market which is a fine nation of the european project what it is and look mr 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 as part of the withdrawal agreement so the legally binding part but also in money mccall said we can still negotiate but what we you know what happens within the next $30.00 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
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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 reading with the 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 they go to him i was powerfully encouraged by our conversations last night in berlin with our mutual friends and i know that we energy and with creativity and application we can find a way forward our businesses and citizens with some access to go gentle so says he was encouraged by talks of the new america and what he had one point described as a can do attitude how do you see all of this playing out. it seems like boris
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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 that you 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'm going to. 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 coming through the 1st of october. right max hoffman outside the palace in paris thank you very much. now to some other stories making
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news around the world beginning with dallas at least one person has been killed and several others injured after a fire to cold of a building next to the only longer hospital and barrus the blaze spread through 10 floors of the building which houses some of the hospitals employees. italy's democratic party says it's ready to form a new government with former opponent the 5 star movement deputy prime minister matteo salvini has been through his lead party's support from the governing coalition triggering a collapse earlier this week. scientists warn that the wreckage of the titanic is deteriorating rapidly due to particular types of bacteria that inhabit the ship the historic site is 600 kilometers south of newfoundland and was recently visited for the 1st time in 14 as the sip shine a fag in 2012 killing more than 1500 people.
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a syrian migrant accused of fatally stabbing a man in the eastern german city of came that 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 on 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 large news of the stabbing spread quickly on the rightwing scene and soon germany was witnessing the kind of racist riots not seen in decades for days protesters marched in the streets of cannot shouting racist slurs some were seen showing the hitler salute which is a crime in germany. the police were criticized for failing to intervene quickly enough. the cell phone video appears to show a man chasing
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a possum by and shouting racist abuse. what the video triggered a debate about what had actually happened what. 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 if taken but germany's domestic intelligence security agency chief at the time. didn't agree with chancellor merkel he said nobody had been hunted down his comments exposed deep divisions in the federal coalition in the end mohsen was removed from office the conviction may be an important step but politically the case continues to cool shock waves. and you talked 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
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seems like it was not a foregone conclusion a tall order certainly it wasn't ever always 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 and they have by combat shop 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 to 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
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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 kevin it's not was due to security concerns so it took. place instead in dresden in this high security court the killing it's of such a fool who are chain of events which led to a fair bit of political turmoil tell us about that it certainly did of course we saw those immediate reactions on the streets of chemists 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 berlin particularly over whether these violent attacks really amounted to what were described as chancellor angela merkel. hunts against people from ethnic minorities and as we saw there in the report of mohsin who was formerly the chief of germany's domestic
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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. 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 far right extremist rallies there 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 that's where kennett's lies the far right alternative germany posse a.f.d. they are expected to do extremely well in the polls they're already polling almost
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neck and neck with angela merkel's christian democrats in the region so although in the since this attack. and this 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. political correspondent thank you very much . german fondness to high colossus called for a renewed effort to end the conflicts in eastern ukraine made the comments after meeting with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov in moscow. once russian and ukrainian diplomats to reach a peace agreement in the 5 year war between 2 russian rebels and the you created military 13000 people have been killed in the fighting according to you and
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estimates. they saw who live to a correspondent emily show in school and any sign of progress over ukraine while ukraine craned definitely seem to be the main topic of conversation between moscow and love rauf but there seem to be a bit more optimism than any concrete progress there after their meeting especially from the german side. expressed optimism that the election of the ukraine's new ukrainian president. could bring some as he said momentum to the resolution of this conflict he expressed hope that the war there could finally and and the background to this does give reason for optimism this week bloodier putin were met with. my call the french president and he also expressed cautious optimism over ukraine after a phone call that he had had with the with his ukrainian counterpart there have
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been various media reports in the russian media about a potential prisoner exchange between ukrainian and russian prisoners that could be being prepared but we listen to has accused non-governmental organizations of deliberately starting one fires in the amazon rain forest he says they doing this to embarrass him and his government environmentalist say both scenarios accusations outrageous there's been a record of a number of highs and lows on the syria. 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
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cause they say is both own policies which have slashed environmental funding and dismantle 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 so it's against a change. not on 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
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against climate change. a new push to repack korea drawing the refugees from bangladesh to me and mine has apparently ended in failure after no one turned up to board the waiting buses me in my has given and given the go ahead for more than 3000 refugees to be returned to the country and then the documentation but none of them have yet chooses to follow through with it fearing what might happen to them on their return this is bangladesh's 2nd repatriation attempt after a previous push in the ban before. 750000 of the persecuted muslim minority fled a military offensive in 2017 in me and mosque state. conrad is at the main refugee camp in the bangladeshi city of cox's bazaar along the border with me and ma she told us more about why the refugees are refusing to
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return to me and ma some people here told us that if they were forced to go home 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 face 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 backing me and ma to provide the safety and provide the human rights they want a lot of people say once these. settlements have been fulfilled they would go back but at this point they all prefer to stay here no one we talked to and no one has talked to the un so far wants to go back willingly. that was naomi conrad at the refugee camp in cox's bazaar bangladesh iranian president hassan rouhani has been talking tough about the world's oil supplies he said that if the u.s. kept up its pressure to stop iran exporting its oil than international waters or no
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longer be secure as he put it in the past there don has threatened to close the strategically important strait of hormuz much of the world's oil supply passes through the waterway last month iran seized a british flag tanker in the strait. tropper went to the island of hormuz 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 source and few other resources for that matter despite that the island has been highly valued for centuries as a strategic location portugal for instance constructed this fortress back in 1507 to control my routine traffic in the persian gulf today the strait of hormuz is once again witness to conflict as the standoff over british flecked tanker seized by iranian authorities continues. a fisherman takes us out into the straight past the island of la rock the iranian military uses the island to monitor the area
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which includes the narrow passage all ships must pass through to reach the largest oil ports in the region. on all tankers like this one a quarter of the global oil consumption passes through the strait of hormuz making it a very strategic location for international trade and an important leveraging point for iran there's a group public has repeatedly threatened to close the strait of hormuz for international ships as long as it's not allowed to export its own oil but so far it hasn't done so but the detainment of the one british tanker is already enough to slow down traffic and trade in this area a lot. 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 as it petrols these waters the u.s. has also deployed ships into the persian gulf the u.s.
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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 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. actors in the region iran try to reach out to again to you know many countries in the region kuwait. and they are open of course to us and i think saudi arabia as well to discuss these kind of issues. there's been no movement on the issue so far iran's neighbors seem unwilling to offer support. few people on the island of seem interested in politics they're just hoping there will be a swift end to the regional standoff. banaz them and again if the tensions are
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resolved the entire economy improve and we're part of that. 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 homuth into a popular tourist destination remains a distant prospect. in saddam defense to kick off the nation's 1st ever women's football they'll be 18 clubs and the 1st match will be in september historically women's football has struggled to thrive in saddam but many female football is a hoping that will soon change. a year ago the idea of a women's football league in sedan was far fetched females wanting to follow their
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football plain aspirations in the past were without hope. before the revolution i could not have imagined myself being a player in a woman's football team or even expected myself to be able to play the sport i've loved there were many restrictions on sudanese women and it was not possible to play football. but now a joint military civilian sovereign council is in power and it's seen as a significant advance women are part of the ruling council in measures are being taken to further women's rights and promote sports and the arts. the big guy in the past it was difficult for women to play football and there were many complications that prevented them from participating in this activity but now everyone is looking forward to a new reality and has new ambitions now society has become more receptive to this idea and more accepting of the participation of women and all the areas of life
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particular. a new reality where sudanese women athletes can follow their ambitions. and good luck to them that report by chris how distant from the sport here's a recap of the top stories that we're following for you your kid from the suburbs johnson and french president in modern metro are holding talks on breaks it in paris johnson said he believed there was time to find a solution to the irish border problem across of the e.u. how to protect the integrity of the single market. coming up next on news asia nippon proposes. to inexperienced attempting to ski on tempest will the rules be inforced. and is action against poverty and climate change
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a religious duty to. put that question to a delegate at the religion spoke peace assembly underway here in germany. all that and more coming up on news asia and don't forget you can always get the latest in the information around the clock on our website that's dot com. by for that.
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jim coulson hears a few mystery will soon disappear underwater cut some creation in southeastern turkey mostly by a huge reservoir behind a new hydroelectric. plant all happen to the local residents to become a some region's unique cultural heritage. suncoast waiting for the flood
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