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thank. you. this is to give you news live from berlin world leaders gathered for the g. 7 summit in the french city. they are hoping to reach a consensus on a range of issues including global trade climate change and iran's nuclear program but divisions are deep and it's unlikely u.s. president donald trump will join the ranks with his counterparts also coming up. brazil sends in the army to battle those forced fires and across latin america demands are growing louder for more action to protect the rainforest. plus drive
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police again confront protesters in hong kong over their demands to protect their territories independence from china the latest from our correspondent the turtle. thanks for joining us leaders of a deeply divided group of 7 leading industrial countries are meeting in the french resort town of. efforts to reach consensus looks set to founder over thorny issues including global trade climate change and iran's nuclear program divisions are so deep that for the 1st time in more than 40 years there's to be no joint statement at the end of the g. 7 summit transatlantic tensions are overshadowing the meeting with e.u. leaders at odds with u.s. president donald trump over his stance on trade. i'm joined now by d.j. abuse garrick mathis and gary it's york it's the 1st time in 45 years that there's
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going to be no communique at this summit why is that. it really is a precaution airy measure the french president and host of the chiefs of meeting here and b a it's has taken bear in mind that almost trump the american president walked away from that final declaration at the last 7 meeting in canada and so the french president really here is in damage control mode and he has broadened the agenda if you want in order to paper over the rifts that do exist on the big questions and in a very emotional speech to the french public he said look i am here to represent you this g. 7 meeting is important. so the leaders are not going to come up with a communique there's no end goal if you will that why are they still meeting. well there you are the french president makes an effort here to really find the smallest common denominator and there is after all the g 7 meeting is the big
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meeting where you can find common consensus and there are a number of things where world leaders do agree despite the deeded the dispute on a number of key questions like you run a russia but take for instance china and world's trade everyone agrees here at the g 7 that china should be playing a by the rules that the rules in fact need to be changed because china is throwing cheap products on the world market and the world market cannot cope with that it's only the how that needs to be clarified how should things be changed you know in order to make them right and this is the forum to discuss such questions. but trade as you are saying is going to be one of the big topics but ahead of this summit us president donald trump threatened to impose some tariffs on on french wine and lattes that. exactly look just before the american president got onto the plane he repeated his threat to the french president saying that he would
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throw taxes on french wine like you have never seen before in a retaliation. it's a real it's a move to retaliate the french president who has slapped heavy levies on tech giants like amazon or facebook here in fronts now i traveled to some to me your one of the most prestigious winemaking regions here in frons to find out what mine makers make of this threat it's just an hour's drive from here. at the end of the summer trimming the vines of the excess leaves is one of the last toss wine makers face. this year producer tom on things his blood could turn out fairly well. only sheila milly's eamonn so far the year is gone smoothly. it's only august the wine harvest is in early october so we have
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a bit of time before we know for sure. so i know less predictable is what will happen to sales especially to the united states of the president's trumps that he would slap a huge imports tax on french wines a threat b s brother in law is taking seriously the family has worked in the vignettes here for 3 generations and he says every penny counts. i think he wants to show his authority yes that's his character. but i hope he is not serious we have to sit on the stool if he really juggles the customs duties of french wines and really i don't know if we'll be able to make any money on the wines we exported to the united states you need. even in some to me some 2400000 cases of wine a bridge used every year wine making here goes back to roman times in 1909 the
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region was even declared a unesco world heritage site but one of the finest winters will always find a buyer wine cellar much the peak says mid-market producers will suffer or die points they might survive it and new markets will come i mean if it's done the going to us they will go to another place is when you are the best in something you would already have them and so that's i my opinion not a big problem for the main production it's going to be a huge issue yes that means wine makers like pierre and his family for them politics at another layer of uncertainty to a laborious production process a process that is already being threatened by extreme weather that scientists put down to climate change. and i should leave for hector's of our vines froze this year and it can hail any time before the harvest there are many weather patterns we
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just can't predict. here and his family are confident the french president will stand up for them at the g. 7 summit whether or not he wins the political battle could affect wind of us all over the world. winemakers told my colleague barbara weasel and i you make this report that they are confident that the european union will handle this. in an intelligent way and in fact donald just the outgoing president of the european council here and be a ritz already set in a press conference regarding those threats from donald trump that we will respond in kind ok to this thanks for that. the g 7 is also pressing for more action on the wildfires raging in the amazon rain forest french president emanuel has threatened to block a trade deal with several south american states including brazil if the country's
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government fails to address the fires brazil is already sending in the army to tackle the blazes but opponents say that it is too little too late. from the streets of sao paulo and rio in brazil to cities in mexico career and argentina people across latin america are calling for action to save the rain forest. and the green line of the world as we know it is burning it's our home it's our future and it's infuriating that nobody is doing anything. automatically then we make ourselves the wagon something must be done that the politicians have to make this a priority or simply we did human race will become extinct. but this is the boys who all of us from all over latin america we have to do something and you know and all of you yes you know it shouldn't just be simply. this is what is causing so much fear and anger wildfires have been exacerbated by
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accelerating deforestation experts say there's a direct link between the cleared areas and the focus points of the heat this year some places are believed to have been started by farmers to create new grazing areas after brazil's president pledged to open up more of the rain forest to agriculture if you can a mark on a young beautiful commodity a lot of animals died in the fire. of the jungle the forest is burnt. it's complicated i don't even know what to say it's difficult. president get your pulse nauru initially blamed n.g.o.s for starting the fires but with no evidence he nice says he'll send soldiers to help but there's no sign of that yet either this as the rain forest continues to burn and protesters continue to send their distress signals. tony take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world russia has
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test fired ballistic missiles from 2 submarines in the barents sea president vladimir putin ordered the russian navy to respond after the u.s. tested a new missile which had been banned under a now defunct arms treaty. around 20000 germans have taken part in an anti racism march in the eastern city of dresden the demonstration comes a week before elections in the federal state of saxony and brandenburg the far right alternative for germany party is set to make significant gains. a standoff between riot police and protesters in hong kong has descended into violence tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators began their 12th weekend of protest peacefully marching through with the industrial coom tong area but they were soon stopped and chased by squads of riot police armed with the tongs and tear gas protest leaders have criticized hong kong police for what they say is an over forceful response to the ongoing demonstrations our correspondent charlotte chel some pill is in hong kong and has been following the protests there charlotte you
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watched protesters get dispersed earlier today are they regrouping again. nic i'm on the main raid right now where one of the clashes unfolded i'm sure you can see just behind me that the remnants of that clash is still that there are still barricades along this street this is usually an extremely busy thoroughfare through hong kong very quiet tonight dr is aware of the clashes that took place in earlier on the sea evening now from what we can tell protesters and police have launched the dispersed but we did see another very violent day of clashes today for the 1st time in over a week tear gas was back on the streets of hong kong from what we can tell it was fired in several locations we were at one spot where hundreds of people gathered around a police station and what we saw was a number of the protest is throwing bricks stones plastic bottles at police police then sent out a warning using the flags that they often put up saying if you continue we will use
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force and then we saw them charging at those protesters sending them scattering and the tear gas was then fired so it has been another violent day here in hong kong mulcahey different to some of the protests that we saw earlier this week which was launched the people and how would you characterize the overall police reaction to the protests. for the protest the protesters themselves say that police have been extremely heavy handed in the treatment of the demonstrates his one thing that they pointed to in particular is one protester whose i was damaged by a rubber bullets load of the protesters that we've seen since have been covering that i is with my patches in a market solidarity with that particular protest another round rima circulating on social media and several images as well suggesting another protest today was hit in the eye with a rebel but we can't confirm that ourselves but it certainly will inflame
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a lot of the anger here among protest is aimed at the police here in hong kong. and yesterday charlotte we saw pictures of thousands of people forming a human chain around hong kong were you there. we were indeed organizers say 100000 people took part in protests i have to say from what we saw it was stunning what these protesters managed to do they lined up along pathways hand in hand many of them holding their torches that waving and and showing that they were capable of holding peaceful protests after a lot of the bonding clashes that we've seen in recent weeks that seem to have been a consensus up until today among protesters that they needed to send an image to the world that they were to remain peaceful protests that we saw particularly at the airport last week where a number of the protesters were seen being. extremely violent those images went
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around the world beijing jumped on them to say look this movement is led by a violent minority and the protesters here seem to want to disprove that it's a day remained largely peaceful at that protest yesterday and did 3 months of last week. ok t.w. charlotte sell some pill reporting from hong kong thanks for that. in friday night's buddhist league action dortmund came away with a win against plucky promoted side cologne thanks to 3 late goals cologne got the scoring started in the 29th minute when dominic drexler put his head to good use for and waited until the 2nd half to come alive jaden satchell firing in a rocket after 70 minutes then asked rafa kimi put them in the lead to stay just a few minutes from time. cassar added a 3rd in injury time to round out the 31 school i. and you're watching news from berlin coming up next world stories including a report on
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