it's going to be this is what the three of the more. interested in the water. for the british prime minister is she secured some assurances from europe ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote. venezuela's national assembly grounds opposition leader why don't the authority to declare a state of emergency as an extensive blackout in the country continues. in parts of the u.k. supermarket chain says it will stop the sale of single kitchen knives.
the twelfth of march when a new center welcome to news this hour first for you the british prime minister has agreed several important changes to her deal with the president of the european commission. travel to strasbourg for last ditch talks with the e.u. ahead of tuesday's crucial parliamentary vote on the agreement opposition leader jeremy corbin's called the negotiations a failure he's urging the house of commons to reject mase deal with some possible outcomes to today's ballot. on cheese day night british politicians once again get to vote on some form of withdrawal agreement that the prime minister has negotiated with the european union so what happens next if the government wins the vote the prime minister will have had a lucky escape the u.k. will be leaving the e.u. with a deal on march the twenty ninth but not scenario is looking increasingly unlikely is expected that politicians will reject terry's amazing beleaguered withdrawal agreement just like they did in january are used to the right two hundred into. the
nose to the last four hundred and thirty two. in that case they'll be more votes to decide what to do next on wednesday parliament would be whether it would approve leaving the e.u. without a deal that's not likely to be approved by politicians either pretty much the only thing there appears to be a majority for in parliament is the option of excluding no deal and the potential calamity it might entailed priority is to stop no do you. know nor do you under any circumstances so by midweek the u.k. is likely to have ruled out to reason may's deal and no deal as well and then politicians would face another vote on whether to extend article fifty in other words delay britain's departure from the e.u.
something that until recently to reason may had said wasn't an option with all the attention on march i'm clear that we would extend article fifteen that we will leave the on the twenty ninth of march any delay is a delay it doesn't address the issue it doesn't resolve the issue to reason mase said that that would be a short and necessary delay just to keep talks going with the e.u. on a potential deal but critics say it would just put a. potential cliff edge brags that by another month or so he would be highly dangerous for our country to go cap in hand to the european union at the eleventh hour and beg for an extension it is not an ohms to the situation we face clips of the term people or do you really be moved all of this would leave the field open and he brags that politicians to advance their parliamentary maneuvers to thwart britain's departure from europe one thing is it's going to be
a busy week for politicians a week which could define the brags that process or even ground it to a halt. international relations professor could have blown things the europeans won't accept a delay to break through without good reason. the prime minister loses the vote by say fifty votes this might allow her to continue to push for a third meaningful vote on a slightly altered deal just before d.-day but you know this is hopeful thinking by the prime minister's office i think the europeans are going to agree to it at a delay and they have to agree to it we can't do it unilaterally unless there is some substantive reason to do so a general election a new referendum but it can't simply be for theresa may to continue to kick the can down the line week on week day on day. breaks it count. venezuela's national
assembly has approved a state of emergency declared by opposition leader and self declared interim president he says it's necessary before he can request international aid for the country as well comes of course as the country struggles on with that ongoing power blackout and humanitarian crisis president maduro says the power cuts are the result of cyber attacks by the united states i think that his government is working to solve the issue he also claims that to stop the work or trying to damage a hydroelectric dam on monday and investigation into that is underway meanwhile says the crisis should be tackled head on. if this catastrophe needs to be addressed immediately no we cannot turn our heads elsewhere no we cannot abandon our people and you whore in the states you have the right to protest you have the right to demand you have the right to raise your voice you have the right to protest for your relatives you have the right to go out to the streets and demand our rights it's not true that there is normality in the streets in venezuela there
is not. this is a lot of psychological pressure on the venezuelan people to be dealing with the humanitarian crisis and now the crisis with the electrical grid put them in and tap the back to have the assembly declare a national emergency this is really designed to create more chaos and more fear and more division within the venezuelan people plan of the opposition is to find any way that he can to bring things to a head i think the military remains pretty much consistently on the side of my douro and so this is another attempt to push the military back to and to deep in the crisis. really get away from the committee of international solidarity believes the united states is exploiting the humanitarian crisis for its own ends. samples equals the animals we think the concept of the humanitarian crisis is the fundamental argument used by us imperialism around the world wherever
they develop the plants of intervention and interference to overthrow the national government and violate sovereignty self-determination and independence in order to take control over the strategic resources of countries and we think this part of the plan. we cannot uphold the concept of humanitarian aid which has been specifically defined by the us in the country like the missouri we're seeing the crisis of the capitalist system which many other countries in the world also face and based on this argument of the humanitarian crisis other countries also want to legitimize their plans for intervention either direct or indirect. there's been a steep rise in knife crime in britain and according to official figures last year thirty five percent of all crime involving a knife or sharp instrument happened in london that's prompted a leading supermarket chain to stop the sale of single kitchen knives his r.t. is honest to say a checa. knife crime has become
a major source of concern in the u.k. even described as an epidemic these days since the beginning of the year forty one stabbings have been reported beadle with both adults and teens among the victims and attackers a huge debate on how to tackle the problem has been pushed to the forefront the u.k. home secretary has been holding emergency meetings with chief police officers last week to find a way forward as the surge in knife attacks gets dubbed a national emergency meanwhile this british supermarket joint seems to be adding its two cents to address the problem they have announced they won't be selling single knifes anymore by the end of april with no single knives are the most common knife products to be stolen and that is why we have chosen to remove these items from our stores the office has welcomes the move we'll find out if locals think it can actually make any difference it's a very good idea. because you're not going to spend fifty pounds to buy ten and i think the problem is that it's fine because the charge of the sea stop selling two
hundred eighteen that doesn't take a stop selling night here and there people who are older he might need a knife perhaps it is a good idea to not for the solve the problem are not for selling one michael selling a packet in ice that he can make a difference but he says they're going to for more money so. a lot of these guys get knives from their homes say so they go buy them they'd they can readily access and excel access in their homes we also caught up with a former metropolitan police officer for a professional take on the knife crime situation well i think it's a lost gesture but it's not going to go like a day on the problem as a whole will be going to do with here is a very very stringent legislature so that the punishments and the deterrents for carrying noise in these circumstances are extremely hoeing. this sort of thing is a step in the right direction but it's a very small step and it's a very long journey we've got to go on so we've got to look for government and
we've got to look to our legislators to give us the tools to deal with this but these tools need to be very very powerful ones because we call continue down this road for about. what is a call a cultural things like in places nation to address that you've got to go. right through you know sort of forming on forcing social trying to use and that's going to take a long tolling and i think you know you need to look at government changes in social services the choice of saying that but we have to do something in the sort of you know we are sticking plaster on if you lloyd and they're sticking plaster again needs to be increasing the amount of stop and so that we do in the freedom of movement place i have to exercise that right but we're also you know we have to put the placement in the perpetrators more and so the vial of the terror and the. will perhaps stop these youngsters from carrying these dogs and carrying out these awful turks is a very very stringent one indeed we've almost got to go back to
a little girl victoria. because you know they deal with these things that various storms of war war all the other. and they did it with you know with almost six three minutes you slice it. because this is an extreme problem or think that's the kind of extreme view that you know we're looking for. critics are raising the pressure over remarks by democratic party representative about jewish influence on american politics many branded her anti-semitic for her comments and she later apologized leading republican liz cheney warns that a subsequent democrat backed resolution condemning all bigotry isn't enough to counter it. the leadership is they are protecting her you know this isn't just being silent they are protecting her by failing to put a resolution on the floor that names her and that strip search for committee assignment instead they put a resolution on the floor which she then went out and said this is a tremendous victory for me congress had the opportunity to denounce anti-semitism a very specific very odious problem and democrats decided to dodge that opportunity
unapologetically dressing up a resolution as anti hate and insulating the person that was meant to discourage last thursday's resolution condemned all forms of hate and intolerance including anti-semitism and discrimination against muslims it was backed by a large majority including all democrats and. the move came after she questioned the power of the israeli lobby wields over us politicians. why is it ok for people to push religions to foreign country why is it ok for me to talk about the influence of the n.r.a. and fossil fuel industries and not talk about of powerful lobbying group that is influencing policy. we discussed it here on out where we had a disagreement over whether criticizing the israeli government is tantamount to an attack on all jewish people. on omar has camouflaged anti-semitism in the united states and has turned it in to a to a chemical us issue of criticism of israel this is not about criticism of israel
dairies know all of that between being anti-semitic and israel and one can be. a reason rarely government policies certain policies without being anti-semitic in fact many jews both in israel and abroad are against the policies of the current israeli government even though they consider themselves proud jews they are proud of their jewish heritage and they resent any such comment this is only about anti-semitism in the united states this is not about israel per se and i think that what has happened here there has been a conflation of the issue in which mrs omar who knows exactly what she's doing when you call israel a racist bigoted or apartheid state as she has done as well as some of her
some of her colleagues in the in the democratic party you are you are making an anti-semitic statement if you want to make a legitimate critic criticism of israel then make it in context israel used to enjoy bipartisan support on capitol hill and in washington in the country in general but under benjamin netanyahu has publicly supported the republicans over the democrats and contributed to the democrats now coming out in force against israel the challenge of the democratic party is will they stand up to miss omar and to mr from michigan and to ms cortez from new york who are working as a triangular power in or. or to to to create unfair and biased and even at times anti semitic diatribe against israel and the jews in the united states will the democratic party stand up to them or will they collapse as they have in this resolution that essentially makes mr omar the victim as opposed to the perpetrator
of the dentist a medic trope the power of israel's friends be the jews or of other denominations on capitol hill and in american politics is not only undeniable so when it fits these really purpose it indicates to people in washington on that it behooves them not to do israel's bidding and when he does not fit the purpose. all of a sudden fears such perceptions but this is of course spot because. there's outrage in russia after a deaf woman had her two children abruptly taken off and put it in care she's accused by tenants in her shared apartment of being an alcoholic and incapable of taking care of her children she denies that and claims her neighbors simply want to seize control of the whole apartment. bizarre them i see at the kitchen.
a room in a shared apartment raided by custody officials children gone that's how a single mother of two learned that her kids were taken away from her less has lived her life with the hearing impairment and it is so bad that without a hearing aid she's deaf one day she called a doctor for her daughter but didn't open the door when they showed up she says a broke and she didn't hear her call residents claiming she had passed out after a few too many custody officials took the flatmates word ordinary russians though took the side of the mother thousands of vocally outraged by the snap decision to set. alyssa from her children there's an online petition to elysees shocked by the accusations to be a raging alcoholic as she's being portrayed she has simply no time she says taking care of two children alone moreover her son has a serious medical condition and his life depends on the daily early morning
inhalations facilitated by his mother alyssa supporters say if it wasn't for her treatment and care the boy would have died a drunk woman could not do as much as a message did for her children that would be simply impossible activists say alyssa went through complete examinations with an archaeologist and they say car tryst and they determined she was stable and didn't have a drinking problem the custody service seems to brush off all of the above the law and now here these children are already turned into to lot c n n online databases for those seeking to adopt and as if taking the children away from the mother wasn't bad enough now they've been taken away from each other they've been placed in two different children homes not you need it seems as if nobody had thought about what's best for the children when they decided to separate the siblings alyssa's mother has submitted an application to force to her grandchildren and has
started renovating her flat to get it up to standards. like the way. i didn't go to that sloman look at the lock. and while the dispute has already been taken to court it doesn't really see the urgency. as it's. going to settle. to those workers. that exploded. all over the ability to work for the government. berth in even the local. utility seems to be illegal but the list is r t n a first for britain the mothers being jailed for carrying out female genital mutilation on the daughter next news after the break.
what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or something want to. get it right to be close it's like the forty three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in our. case it. seemed wrong. just don't call. me. yet to say proud just being educated and in against me equals betrayal.
genital mutilation is still carried out in a number of religious and traditional cultures usually to control a girl sexuality and also as a precondition for marriage the practice is painful and it does significant harm to the victim it's performed mostly on the young girls what's more it's also been illegal in the united kingdom for decades and according to britain's national health service almost seven thousand women and girls would undergo in the surgery receive medical treatment in twenty eighteen around fifteen hundred cases every three months in britain we spoke to the executive director of forward u.k. the foundation for women's health research and development she says that the practice. causes lifelong problems for victims. and the reality is that g.m. is a human rights violation and g.m. course is how come g.m. also takes the health and wellbeing of women and girls and number of people out who is through a lot of emotional trauma but i'm not able to when we speak to some of the women that we were women would tell us that the flashbacks when they see the knives or
the see blades and these are the things that are part of issues that have actually been suppressed in the mind for a very long time there is also the elemental those who do have psychosexual problems as a result of going through the militants on the solution we do know that's the case is so post traumatic stress disorder and it's something that we are for will increasingly seeing. through community women a lot of the supports we see in women after training they request to have additional support particularly on emotional wellbeing. so the austrian foreign minister is right now meeting russia's top diplomat in moscow where they're touching upon european security and economic relations among other things only this week karen can isolate spoke about hope warm feelings towards russia. has more on that special relationship. there is definitely something special about care and
relationship with russia how many people do you know whose wedding invitations have been accepted by the russian president vladimir putin well i don't know that many of the austrian foreign minister is one of them among other things she told journalists shortly before talking. here and moscow were things like saying that latimer is a great dancer she even said that maybe she could get a chance to dance with him in moscow again and also she remembered how the media. i jumped on her in fact almost attacked her for the washing president's appearance at her party when i found out that he agreed it was clear to me that there would be a media reaction however flawed him and putin charming as ever shadow happened they with us so care and hobbies are very diverse from reading
plenty of russian literature to farming for example usually you don't expect foreign ministers to live on a mini farm well the austrian minister does this morning i've managed to feed chickens who has clean stables thank god one jockeys helping him a lot now i would manage less without him but for the first six months i did everything by myself the austrian foreign minister's experience includes dealing with conflicts in places like kimbo dia or bosnia so she says that she believes it's very challenging to sort out all the crisis in the middle east as an expert but her her human lives come first so for instance she believes the issue of de mining is a priority when it comes to the issue of refugees coming t.v. you however hears when karen deisel stance could get very harsh
she is famous for example for one saying that not all syrians who are coming to europe are syrians plus the austrian top diplomat believes that in the era of fake news it's absolutely essential to talk face to face not via twitter and to physically go to different countries well that's something that she's been quite successful at at least when it comes to talking with the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov after a dinner together missed a lot of stuff that smoking and no smoked a cigarette with him i don't know whether that's true but the practical service told me. that was virtually the single case or at least direct case when a guest smoked together with him. well so smoked a couple of cigarettes together the movie also connects i ran a smoke own special occasions when i feel relaxed so the press conference of the russian and the austrian foreign ministers will begin very very soon and we are
very likely to hear questions about ukraine venezuela and also the collapse of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty i'll update you on everything when i come out of the air the russian foreign ministry and central moscow. news for this out i'll be back to update you often have taken a look at the planets plastic problem and what a firm which sells for thousand bottles a second to do about it. country has gone into a nihilistic fever that's what i think i'm gonna hit the road and get out the traveling across america to find what makes america the charlatan is the genius of this place especially american hero this is it we've come a point around which element is gone and so we always are on the courageous and the . culture is really important.
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in front of the cameras coca-cola c.e.o. promises us a world without waste that's our objective. but behind the scenes the american company is doing everything in its power to ask you any alternatives to plastic like the return of a bottle i think obviously. after months of negotiations with the american multinational we have a meeting at the headquarters of coca-cola france for an interview. it's a mess so well you know when i did it to see. the polite and welcome. in the public and we didn't know who could walk and push through the body it seems we have not yet won that trust. question in the room was a short little nervous ballerina echo dixie i often wish i was wrong.