tv DW News LINKTV March 18, 2019 3:00pm-3:31pm PDT
>> this is d.w. news live from berlin. tonight, brexit by the rules, a decision that could be a fatal blow to teresa may'y's brexit plan. the prime minister cannot put her withdrawal vote to a third vote unless she submits a substantially different plan. the pririme minister reportedly furious tonight. we'll go to our correspondent in london for the latest.. also coming up, dutch p police arrest a suspect in a deadly shooting on a a trauma in the cy of utrecht.
three people killed, five others wounded. auththorities statay some remai critical condition. in southeastern africa, a picture of the devastation caused by a cyclone. they fear the death toll in his country alone could rise to more than 1,000. i'm brent goff, good to have you with us. a new brexit crisis with the u.k. said to crash out of the european union in just 11 days. today the speaker of the house of commons said a third vote on prime minister teresa may's brexit plan will not take place unless the question before lawmakers is substantially different from last week's vote. the prime minister is reportedly furious at this decision. lawmakers rejected her plan on tuesday. they agreed to ask the european
union for a delay to the start of brexit. some say this is a accusational crisis. here is john bercow, the house of commons speaker said earlier today. >> what the government cannot legitimately do is to resubmit to the house the same proposition or substantially the sasame proposition as that of lt week which was rejected by 149 votes. this ruling should not be regarded as my last word on the subject. it is simply meant to indicate the test which the government must meet in order for me to rule that a third meaningful vote can legitimately be held in this parliamentary session. >> let's go to our correspondent barbara who is on the story for us tonight in london, good evening to you, barbara.
we got the house of commons speakers saying there will not be a repeat of last week. does that mean the government has no way of presenting teresa may's deal to parliament for a vote again? barbara: basically not, that's what john bercow said. warning voices last week were some parliamentarians would throw this idea up and say generally we have always supposed and known that you can't just resubmit the same bill again and again and again and let it be voted on until you like the result. that is not democratic. so that's what john bercow said, but, of course, brent, we also know if there is a lawyer, t the is a different solution. and so some government lawyers have brought up the point that parliament might actually be stood down earlier, that the
parliamentary session could be ended earlier that would be stop the house of commons, nothing could be done in the interim period until normal business starts up again. whether that of is a any great help, i don't know. also, there there might be questions of political legitimacy. brent: how about the delay to brexit. parliament voted to ask the european union for a delay of three months for the brexit. we don't have an answer from the e.u. that is still up in the air, isn't it? barbara: parliament didn't really specify how long the delay is supposed to be, but parliament did say we do not want to crush out on march 29. we always, of course, have to remind ourselves this is just 11 days from now. so the danger, of course, is
raising. and teresa may had announced earlier that if she couldn't get a deal voted through in parliament, she would go to brussesels and ask for a nine-month extension of the brexit period of the article 50 titime and -- but it might alsoe only three months what she called earlier, a shortrt techninical extension, nobody knows. there was a junior government minister, these junior brexit minister, in fact, who had earlier said yes, she will go to brussels on thursday and ask for an extension, again he dididt sasay for how long. and that might also bee up to negotiation with the e.u. because the e.u. sort of really doesn't want to be pushed around by britain anymore and might sort of make up its own mind on this point. brent: yeah, barbara, that u.k. junior brexit minister has been quoted as saying if the u.k. does not get an extension to the start of brexit from the eueuropean union, thahat the u.
will crash out of the european union march 29. thatat probably,, thatt looksks probably a as likely as it ever has tonight, wouldn't you agree? barbara: of course, it is, because that is still the default option because if teresa may does get an extension on thursday night, then she would have to come back to london rather speedily and at the beginning of next week have parliament renounce the brexit law that was passed a long time ago at the beginning of the brexit process in order for that not to happen. so, yes, it's still the default option. somehow if things completely stop functioning here in paparliament and at downing strt and teresa may's seat of governmement, then it could sti happen. however, parliament had said we don't want this and teresa may promised she wouldn't let it happen. if the e.u. agrees, we will have an extension.
if the e.u. is really apriling ri, go away,, britits, we'll fep withll of this. a hard brexit and the crashout. brent: barbara, thank you. police in the netherlands have arrested a man in connection with the killing of three people in the city of utrecht after a seven-hour manhunt. authorities have scaled back the terrrrism threaeat level sinincs depositionon. he may have been mivivated by afamily dispute. five others were wounded in a a shooting on a tram this monday morning. the prime minister says some injured are still in critical condition tonight. our correspondent rebecca ritter is in utrecht for us. good evening to you, rebecca. the police say they have apprehended the suspect. what do we know about him and what do we know about his motive? rebecca: that's right, brent. police have apprehended the 37-year-old man who was born in
turkey. they don't know much about his motive yet. they do know he was known to police, i should say, not much has come out in the press or been told to the media, but he was known to police. he had a long rap s sheet of violent assault, theft, other such crimes, but he wasn't on any so-called watch list or anything to our knowledge. but as to his motive, i c can't really speak to that yet. they haven't ruled anything out. terror was on the tip of everyone's tongue all day, and they're still not ruling that out, but as youou mentioned earlier, a domestic dispute is also being considered. brent: what do we know, rebecca, about the victims? rebecca: well, not much to be able to tell you about the victims either i'm afraid, brent. we do know that it was three people that were unfortunately killed in this attack, five othersrs injured, three still ia
critical condition. all three that were murdered, it's believed that one of them may have been known to the attacker which is what is leading police to believe that this could be some sort of domestic dispute, but as i sai, still not much is being confirmed at this time. brent: and what about how all of this happened, talk us through the sequence of events today. rebecca: at about 10:45 local time this morning, police responded to a scene on this tram behind me. i think you can still a little bit of it. it has been boarded up now as the investigation scene is sort of fenced away. police arrived on the scene to a man who was reportedly shooting at people in the tram. the attacker fled the scene, which led police to put the city into a lockdown. they told people not to leave their houses. the counterterrorism organization also raised the terror threat level to the
highest it's ever been, fiveve, higher than it is across the country, level five here in utrecht because they were unsure as to what was happening. they weren't sure if the attack was part of a more coordinated set of attacks or whether it was one man working alone. until they really knew what was going on, they had the city in lockdown. brent: our correspondent rebecca ritters in utecht tonight. rebecca, thank you. new zealand's prime minister says the government will announce new gun control laws in 10 days. sunday's attacks on two mosques in christchurch have also prompted a review of what authorities knew and did not know ahead of the attack which claimed 50 lives. an australian far right extremist has been charged with the murders. >> a shaken christctchurch mour
its dead. and now the shaken country is tightening its gun laws.. something some politicians have tried but failed t to do in the past due to a strong gun lobby and a culture of hunting. the suspected attacker is a 28-year-old australian self-described white supremacist. he has now been charged with murder. police say he used military style assault weapons which he was able to buy online legally. >> the cabinet made principal decisions around the reform of our gun laws. i intend to give further detail of these decisions to the media and public before cabinet meets again next monday. this ultimately means that within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism, we we will have announced reforms which
will, i believe, make our community safer. you can surrender your gun to the police at any time. in fact, i have seen reports that people are, in fact, already doing this. a applaud their effort. >> the attack has united new zealanders in their horror and in their grief. >> what they have done, if anything, has increased the love and the feeling we have for our own country and we have also seen the tremendous outpouring of love here in new zealand. >> students led the vigils in christchurch performing the haka. singing.
and meeting with muslim leaders. 50 people were killed in the attack and 50 more were seririously injured. now the city and the people involved and affected are coming to terms with what happened. brent: here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world. france's prime minister says he will ban yellow vest protests on paris's streets. the demonstration spiraled out of control again over the weekend as rioters torched and ransacked restaurants along the avenue. they began the weekly marches four months ago. firefighters in the united states are continuing to battle a huge blaze at a terminal in texas. the fire broke out on sunday and has now spread to eight storage tanks.
authorities have closed schools in the nearby community of deer park. no injuries have been reported. rescue teams are continuing their search for the missing in indonesia after flash floosdz anand mudslslides injured hundr. deadlyly flooding d disasters a common feature of indonesia's rainy season. the death toll in seize africa is rising after a cyclone tore into the region on thursday. more than 200 people are confirmed dead, but mozambique's government is warning that the death toll could rise to more than 1,000 in mozambique alone. aid agencies are grasping the full extent of damage such as in the port city where the red cross says 90% of the buildings have been destroyed. >> a city almost completely flattened by the cyclone. some 500,000 people c call the
port citity home and with communatations downn and roads cut, the numbers of dead or injured here are still unclear. as the cyclone swept across mozambique and into zimbabwe, a trail of destruction. vast areas have been cut off leaving people without roofs over their heads, clean water and electricity. in neighboring country, the rain spilled waterss inn a regioion already flooded. people are more reliant on aid. >> my house and many other homes have been destroyed and my land and my kitchen u utensils and m food, everything is gone in the floods. >> we havave nowhere to go. we can't relocate. we're covered and surrounded by water. >> here food is arriving. elsewhere in the cyclone-hit
region, clouds are hampering aid efforts with communities pending for themselves and preparing to bury their dead. brent: we are on the ground in monica province in mozambique and we have this report. >> this is going to be felt for a long time. i am here in the province in mozambique where a bridge has been washed away. most of the villagers now say they are goingng t to feel this a long time because supplies have been cut off. they won't be having any supplies from across the river and they are needing f food and shelter because some of the homes have been washed away by these rains. brent: you're watching "dw news." still to come, five years since
russia's anextation of crimea. for these bikers, it's a day to celebrate. pressure continues to mount on the u.s. aircraft manufacturer boeing, the black box data flight recorders in the recent ethiop ethiopia max crash point to one in indonesia last year. both crashes killed everyone onboard. there are reports emergrgg which cast more doubts on the u.s. federal aviation authority. they claim that the f.a.a. may have relied on boeing's engineers in what were supposed to be independent safety certifications for the 737 max. yeah, that is quite an accusation right there. i am joined by christoph who has been following the stories. gross violations of development certification, what does that mean? >> the "seattle times" is reporting several issues over which experts are raising their
eyebrows, first boeing's safely analysysis, initial analysis of this new augmented flight control system have crucial flaws including understating its power. in a statement that boeing's engineers submitted to the f.a.a., they called a complete failure of the system, a potential complete failure. they labeled it hazardous instead of catastrophic, longer testing. the malfunctioning of this system was responsible for the crash of the lion air flight in october and the most recent crash of ethiopian airlines flight 302 shows similarities. secondly, there are reports that the federal aviation administraration has "outsource much of the certification process to boeing amid budget cuts and an increase in air craft travel. the manufacturer of the product was responsible for certifying its safety, boeing was under pressure to bring out the 737 max on the market because it was facing stiff competition by
airbus. brent: what are boeing and the f.a.a. saying about this? >> both parties are saying the process followed a regular routine and both parties declined to comment further. now, we have report from the "wall street journal," though, saying that one day after sunday's crash of flight 302, the u.s. justice department issued a subpoena to at least one person seeking documents and further material when it comes to the plane's certification. a cririminal investitigation in this whole story would be certainly a new twist to it, more pressure for boeing there, that has the transportation department is also probing the approval process of the 737. brent: the more we find out here, the worse it gets. it's going from a crash crisis to something much bigger. >> it's not getting any better. it's not getting any better. boeing is facing potentially facing financial claims from the victctims' families, not only t ones from indonesia, but also
the ones from ethiopia, claims from airlines whose jets are grounded, possible further financial fallout if companies cancel their orders and the distrust in the company is growing and for a company who is relying on people's trust in their products, day by day, this is a very uncomfortable position to be in. brent: you can say that again. as always, thank you. everyone talks about gender equality here in europe, but are we also walking the walk? not when it comes to equal pay. we know men and women pursue the same kind of careers of everything from taxi drivers to doctors and lawyers. while men and women do the exact same jobs, at the end of the month, their paychecks differ vastly. in germany, there is a gender pay gap of up to 6%, some say there is room for improvement. >> in berlin, it pays to be a woman, well, today it does. the city's transport operators have given female passengers 21% off, it's aim is to raise
awareness of the gender pay gap. is that unfair? yes, it's unfair. but we have to point out that it's much, much less fair that women i in germany earn on avere 21% less for the same work as their male counterparts. but it's a little more complicated than that. women work in professions that are poorly paid as kindergarten teachers for example and every second woman in germany only works part-time because they're looking after children or other dependents. that means they earn less and are less likely to pursue a career. but even when women and men in germany work in the same jobs, their salaries are often different. the gender pay gap there is 6%. that makes germany one of the lag gards in the european union. only in the czech republic and
estonia is the pay gap earlier. the frustration over the continuing inequality. brent: today marks five years since russia annexed crimea from ukraine. twaeb a a focal point of contention between russia and the west. celebrating the anniversary, many people in the region are happy about the move which moscow has talked about the reunification with russia. stand by what they have said all along, it was a violation of international law. our next report takes us to crimea's largest city where d.w. met people on both sides of this issue starting with members of a pro russia biker gang. they helped to make that anextation happen. >> the night wolfs and their leader are vladmir putin's
favorite bikers. their rally through the city marking five years since the russian takeover is more than just a bit of fun. back in 2014, they played a very real part in helping the kremlin bring the peninsula under control, setting up road blocks and patrolling the streets while forces in unmarked uniforms took over government buildings. >> it's a miracle this all happened. fairness won out for the first time and it all happened without blood shed. >> a claim that ignores six deaths and 15 disappearances attributed to russian security services by human rights action viss over the years since moscow took control. one of them was this man, a member of the region's 300 strong minority and a vocal opponent of the russian takeover of the region. in may 2016, he was abducted just a few hundred m mers from
hihis ho. men dresseded asraffic police stopopped his c for whatt appeared to be roune check. soon t they were bunundle him i an unmarked minivan. he broke free and triried to ru away. but he was s soon dragged back,e has not been hearard from since. >> that's where the surveillance camera was. it's only thanks to that camera that we know what happened. police came around to the neighbors afterwards to tell them not to report anything they might have seen. >> the parents have sent more than 100 appeals to help to official bodies, sent dozens of letters to president vladmir putin to no effect. he is convinced they will not get to the bottom of the case. >> it points to the fact that it was the russian security service. the pressure they put on him
beforehand, the warnings they gave him. they would interrogate him for hours every time he crossed over into ukraine. >> the night wolves rally reaches a climax at their theme park, imperial symbols against music and science fiction, all in the cause of russia, on hand to extend his congratulations to the bikers is the leader of tht administration. >> my thanks goes to thohose wh took part in the unique operation to guarantee the security of the referendum. everything was done with such audacity, such guts that our opponents didn't even have time to realize what was going on. >> the anniversary is about more than crimea and its 2.5 millili inhabitants. it put russia on a collision course with ukraine and the west that shows no sign of ending. it also changed the tone of
russian politics. as the kremlin found itself facing international isolation and sanctions, brought it out of the margins and into the mainstream. brent: some sports news now, a new sponsor and a new team bus. the german national football team gathered today to the home of volkswagen and the new team sponsor. germany are preparing for a friendly match on wednesday against saoirse followed by a tough qualifying match for the 2020 euros against fellow group favorites netherlands over for the weekend. the coach was absent, the goal keeper is the only player over the age of 30 called up for the upcoming matches in a rejuvenated germany squad devoid of many of the big names of the past decade. don't forget, you can get "dw
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