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this is deja vu news live from berlin bracing to beat the deadline the british prime minister is under pressure to deliver a final deal on the threats but positions are hardening in brussels and in berlin chancellor on the machall is threatening to boycott sunday's e.u. summit also coming up. hope for a nation ravaged by war and famine the u.s. secretary of defense says yemen's warring parties have agreed to peace talks. and ozzy of b.b.
the christian who spent nearly nine years on death row for blasphemy in pakistan has reportedly been granted asylum here in germany and bring you the very latest. i brought him thomas thanks so much for being with us the british prime minister chris may is racing against the clock to win support at home and abroad for her breakfast club with the e.u. set to vote on the deal on sunday may still has to convince the skeptics in her own party who call it a sellout and in brussels she's on a mission to discover if there might be any leeway where even possible concessions but the prospects for that are not good. theresa may is hoping the road to brecht's its success at home might just run through brussels together with e.u. chief john claude juncker she's trying to hammer out the text of
a draft deal governing her country's future relationship with the e.u. but a two hour meeting behind closed doors only yielded a pledge to talk more we've had a very good meeting this evening we've made further progress and as a result we've given sufficient direction to our negotiators i hope for them to be able to resolve the remaining issues in that work will start immediately i now plan to return to further meetings including with president on saturday to discuss how we can bring to a conclusion this process and bring it to a conclusion in the interests of all our people by fighting for a better deal in brussels may could boost her chances of winning parliamentary approval for her plan before meeting with younger she made her case to skeptical lawmakers at home. if you look at the alternative to having that deal with the european union it will either be more uncertainty more division or it could risk no brics it recent polls show that actually
a cost majority of people would like no represent at all the prime minister did lose out so the question is this the final deal or not beyond her domestic critics here fresh concerns from abroad over the status of the disputed british territory japan spanish prime minister pedro sanchez says he wants assurances that madrid will be able to negotiate the future of gibraltar directly with the u.k. and italy must be that we have told for european commission the institutions of the e.u. and also view not to kingdom this is an essential point for a pro european government like the government of spain. if it is not solved by sunday spain as a pro european government will have to vote no and use its veto. and with just days to go before the e.u. is expected to sign off on britain's divorce from the bloc there was an extra pressure from german chancellor angela merkel she says she won't negotiate with me
at the summit and could boycott sunday's meeting unless the draft deal is agreed in good time i so what does the prospect of a german boycott mean for the latest phase of bricks and for that more let's go to did abuse barbara visa standing by for us in london and in brussels we have our correspondent you know massless morning to both of you barbara what's been the response in britain to the heightened pressure from berlin. and britain of course this pressure is now being felt and they realized on the british side that they need not the only ones playing this game to reason me has really tried to push the boat here and to gain some last minute concessions particularly on northern ireland on the now infamous effects up to come down the nerves of the u.p.a. the unionist party there and on the other hand off the wrecks of tears in her own
party and all that sort of so kids around the term frictionless trade she wants more of that of course and firmer commitments on the european sign but what she now realizes is that of course there are people on the other side of the table who have their own concerns and wishes and this really means that it's going to be in nail biting last minute agreement if it comes to pos it all ok barbara appears to be that there's a lot of concerns and wishes as you put it out there and teresa mayes left it to brussels to resolve these outstanding issues what still needs to be resolved at this now boy nailbiting point right now. resolved things are results of a head been resolved last week basically theoretically because the negotiators got to the point where they said this is it we can do no more there's no further movement but then of course to reason may experience the sort of wall off dissent
coming up against her in parliament and she now knows that she is encircled by opponents from all sides opposition from scotland from video p. and northern ireland and of course we're still far from it from within her own party and now she's traveling to sort of fiddle the wording of the agreement and particularly off the declaration for the future political relationship because what many lawmakers here only realized during the last days is they are in fact borrowing the caps in the sack because they don't know what the future relationship is going to be what it's going to look like like how many concessions the of the e.u. member states will be ready to give to britain all that is in the future is going to get in before the fall of next year and so she's traveling to sort of makes things seem better look better and also of course to reason may want to be seen as fighting in the trenches of the european union two of the last meters ok well part
of the fighting gear argues all about the irish border up until now it is been the major stumbling block in negotiations but it's piers that now gibraltar is quickly becoming another problem could gibraltar and its status hold up an agreement. well brian it's not really a surprise here in brussels that gibraltar turns out to be a problem because just like northern ireland it has a direct border it has with the european union it has profited from the european union tremendously solve many problems and those problems are no popping up again what is a little more surprising is the timing it is for a lot of negotiators in brussels and many member states but frustrating that spain so late in the game is now play is now does not want to play hardball with the u.k. and look if you compare breck's it's true to a game of tennis we're in the first game of the first set and this game has five
sets so everyone expected that these problems would come up in sets of three or four and now that the fact that they're now popping up is a genuine concern can it be a result until sunday very hard to say ok so still a lot of games to play a lot of sets ahead of us georg but there is the possibility if none of those sets are played well or they don't work out that there could be a hard brax if there is no ratified agreement what would that look like. oh absolutely and just like intel is it be a disaster if the game is called off because of rain everybody would have to leave look the big problems are coming of course for trade we would have to fall back to w t o regulations the internal market in the customs union what and with in a day suddenly big barriers none of the frictionless trade we have seen between the e.u. and the u.k. would run but that in fact if you take
a step backwards and look at the other problems is one of the smaller problems because at least you have regulations take every asian for an instance there is no regulation other than the e.u. regulations if they fall away overnight then their planes basically cannot take off from the u.k. to the e.u. you would have to find a quick fix for problems like citizen rights can people travel back and forth all these questions are answered and i think if a heart breaks it would come you would have probably a couple of weeks to fix some of these small things with short deals but the bigger picture will be disaster their glasses for some brussels and barbara vai's all in london thanks very much to both of you will be back to you throughout the course of the day on this of course thanks very much for now for peace talks between yemen's warring parties looks set to take place in sweden in early december that's according to u.s.
secretary of defense for the people of yemen these talks can't come soon enough aid agencies estimate that some eighty thousand children may die from extreme ongar over the past three years of yemen civil war and the united nations says have to country's population is now on the brink of. this is one year old new site when this footage was taken on the twenty third of october he's never seen it he'd been diagnosed with money trisha twice in the last six months. hossam what if. he keeps having a high fever during the night so i don't know how to get his temperature down when it's high. now i got home i don't know what condition musayyib is in at present but his story resonates today as an aid group warns eighty five thousand children in yemen may have died of hunger since the civil war broke out in two thousand and fifteen it's
a country literally on the brink of famine half a million young lives immediately a risk we need to focus on this crisis because it is the single greatest humanitarian crisis facing us as an international community. as the world learned of the probable extent of the country's humanitarian crisis the u.n. envoy to yemen martin griffiths arrived in the rebel held kept us also now for talks with who the rebels he said both sides in yemen have agreed to attend peace talks soon to in the country's civil war. but the fighting is still raging in her data and other areas making life a daily struggle for people in yemen well i need better than i thought about it when i make breakfast i pray that we'll be able to have lunch and when lunch comes i wonder what we'll have for supper. and when you go to sleep you start thinking
dear gods what am i going to feed them tomorrow the heart of our. peace talks have been scheduled for early december in sweden but similar if it's in the past have failed to produce any agreement to stop the violence. now for a look at some of the other stories making the news this hour british police have launched a terror probe discovering two bombs in a vacant apartment in north west london the improvised explosives were later disabled by a bomb squad nearby residents have been allowed to return to homes no one has yet been arrested in connection with this. thirteen new cases of ebola have been confirmed in the northeast of the democratic republic of congo the country's health ministry says it's the highest number of new cases in a single day since july. efforts to curb the epidemic are being hampered by a surge of violence in the air. in haiti at least six people died when
a government vehicle plowed into a crowd the incident further inflame violent protests demanding the resignation of president you've been all movies at least nine other people have died in four days of anti corruption protests across the nation. it's to pakistan now in a christian woman there who's been acquitted of blasphemy has been given permission to come to germany that's according to supporters. fears for her life after threats against it and her family's as well and says she must leave her home country the german government has yet to confirm reports it has offered her asylum b.v. was recently released from a pakistani prison after some nine years awaiting execution new charges most of that in solitary confinement early sparked mass demonstrations in pakistan with muslim protesters demanding that the death sentence be carried out
for the very latest on the story we're joined now by our correspondent here in berlin hans it was mainly catholic organizations that have been lobbying on behalf of b.b. here in germany they're also behind the information that b.b. will be allowed to come to germany what's the government saying this morning. the government hasn't responded yet but earlier this week the government said that germany certainly was open to accommodating b.v. and her family but that is also the case that's also true for a number of other countries there have been reports for instance that france and canada have also offered to take take in beebe and her family. as you say a catholic organizations around the world that have been lobbying for years in fact and almost recently trying to find a place a country that will that will take her in germany as i say is in principle are prepared to do this but they are i presume a large number of formalities that still have to be. completed such as giving her
a passport that would be of pakistani possible and ranging her exit from the country in a safe manner which at the moment is not entirely guaranteed ok now ozzy and her family her lawyers well they've been threatened with death by extremists the family's been under heavy security since her release what do we know about her whereabouts at the moment. we don't know exactly where she is she's not in jail anymore since at the end of october when her when she was. when the when the charges against her were dropped by the supreme court she she was in a safe place the pakistani authorities say the catholic organizations that have been in contact with her say that they have been talking to her family almost daily and that the family certainly we don't know with ours if he is with her family has had to move from one house to another constantly in order to escape people
that are in fact in a sense hunting our baby and her family because they want to kill her the radical islamist organizations in pakistan have been calling for her to be killed and have been calling her members on their of supporters in fact to seek her out and to to fulfill this threat now this is of course a very positive development for bibi for her family but how likely is it that she'll actually be allowed to leave pakistan and come to germany i think in the end the problem will be a pakistani problem the problem will be whether the pakistan government will be able to take responsibility for letting her go as it were for letting her leave the country the pakistan government is under a lot of pressure from these islamist groups and there has been some sort of truce between the islamist groups and the government because the government has agreed to review the judgment of the supreme court so i imagine why on the side of germany
and other western countries the preparations are going ahead the really real question will be whether or not people will be allowed to leave pakistan thanks so much for those details we'll have more news on this and more details as they come in thanks so much. this is the news live from berlin still to come on the show the nissan board meets decide the fate of imprisoned chairman carlos go on but this is a straightforward case of tax evasion or japanese political coup to thwart a full on merger between france's renault and nissan. it's to spain now where supporters of the country's former dictator francisco franco have been marking the anniversary of his death in one thousand nine hundred eighty five but this year commemorations have been especially fraught that's because of plans by spain's socialist led government to move franco's remains from
their current location near madrid to a more remote spot franco's followers and his family members oppose the move and regrets resistance to it is growing. thought the supporters of francisco franco singing cut out saw are facing the sun the spanish fascists anthem. those gathered here want franco to be firmly anchored in the spanish national psyche as a man who brought prosperity to the country but more importantly they want franco's remains to stay here in a monumental mausoleum just north of madrid earlier this week on the anniversary of his death people came to pay tribute possibly for the last time. the current spanish government wants franco's remains removed and an end to his glorification. franco build the self aggrandizing structure for those who died in the spanish civil war standing over the so-called valley of the falling is a cross over one hundred fifty meters tall directly underneath it is the body of
the dictator him self franco used forced labor to build it and among the thousands who work there was nicholas sanchez albert north in one thousand nine hundred eighty painted some graffiti on a wall he wrote long live the free university and was arrested and forced to work in the valley of the fall and. first of the prisoners those forced to do the work were farmed out to construction companies and i remember exactly for how much ten percent as per head. it's a monument built with forced labor and a site that is never really mentioned in spain. franco's remains have been here since nine hundred seventy five spain laid him to rest just like his dictatorship there was a pact of silence which helped the country transition to democracy now the governing social democrats want to move his burial place. but in
spain there's a foundation dedicated to honoring the dictator there against the move. taking revenge on the dead that's cowardly to excavate them is a sign of hysteria and weakness the form of forced labor a nicholas sanchez album north has never been back to the valley he hopes that soon no one will be able to lay flowers here franco supporters of course see it very differently. thanks to franco spaniards today have full bellies they have cars with air conditioning a second home in the countryside and in the summer they go to the beach we can thank franco that's developed this way. spain's government doesn't want to see anymore franco fans in the valley of the fallen but some thirty nine percent of spaniards want him to stay buried where years along with his dictatorship forty one percent are in favor of transferring him to a side that's not open to the public. we
have some football for you now in the former chelsea striker didier drogba has announced his retirement at the age of forty the of orian one for premier league titles in the champions league and two littering spells chelsea. history also took him to china canada and the u.s. drug made more than one hundred appearances for the ivory coast at the international level he was voted in for all year for us. tennis star venus williams has settled a wrongful death suit related to a fatal traffic accident that was back in june of twenty seventeen the terms of the agreement between williams and the state of drum barson who died in that crash will not disclose carson was a passenger in a car that collided with the s.u.v. williams was driving a police report cleared the tennis star of any responsibility for that.
stellar business with kristoff now in japanese carmaker nissan is to decide on the fate of its chairman today that's right brian this meeting scheduled to kick off in about an hour from now and expectations are that nissan will oust carlos goan after he was unexpectedly arrested earlier this week over suspicions over financial misconduct now among other things he's accused of underreporting forty four million dollars of his salary over several years mr gone has been heading a complex conjunction of car makers nissan rental and mitsubishi any addiction could raise questions about the future of the world's biggest automotive ally. carlos ghosn has plunged from the plush the roundings of his executive suite to a spartan cell behind the walls of this tokyo jail. rumors that nissan executives were behind his fall from grace spread from france to japan as fast as global media could. do gooder one third the sort of the who did top by nissan those who do.
like it denounced him internally to make him. a journalist caught up with nissan c.e.o. he. in front of his house they were eager to hear if in fact had been working on a complete reno nissan merger before his arrest. i haven't heard that. karl is going is one of the most successful auto company managers of all time in one thousand nine hundred six he began restructuring failing french carmaker renault three years later he engineered the alliance with nissan he soon had this company back on the road to success as well. renault holds a forty three percent stake in nissan giving the french a lot of power in the company right through to even appointing the nissan board the japanese company has only
a fifteen percent stake in renault leaving it with no effective vote or power in its pressure. a complete merger would have cemented nissan's position as the weaker partner even though the company is performing better than renault the rest has now raised concerns that the renault nissan alliance could collapse something the japanese government wants to avoid. again what's important for now is to ensure the alliance between nissan remained stable. carlos' career appears to be collapsing however he is suspected of underreporting his income by several million euros over a five year period as well as misusing company assets for personal gain could face up to ten years in jail if he's found guilty. and staying with the automotive sector the u.s. government has invited the heads of germany's three largest carmakers to the white
house the meeting with the chief executive office fox wagon b.m.w. and dimer could take place as soon as next week president tom trump has repeatedly threatened to increase terrorist car in person and criticized germany's huge trade surplus with the united states ox wagon produces cars in tennessee or seeds manufacturers vehicles in alabama and b.m.w. has an s from the factory in south carolina. now in light of president trump's publicly voiced tough stance against german carmakers we asked our wall street correspondent yes cordin what to make of this invitation well on one side washington might try to convince the german car industry to also menu effect there are more components in the united states and then washington also probably will try to put some pressure on the most important industry of the biggest economy in europe being germany to also get straight talk so with the
european union going washington has repeatedly said that those talks in negotiations are moving far too slowly and with putting pressure on the car industry maybe they're hoping to get some leverage here as far as i know that the talks are not confirmed yet but already there is a lot of talk about that it could happen was in the next couple of days. gens going to reporting from new york there ikea is to slash thousands of jobs around the world as it focuses more on e-commerce workers and communications and administrative functions are most likely to get the axe it's a rare case of restructuring for the swedish furniture giant which has so far here in new from the struggles of brick and mortar stores for the client and foot traffic cast prompted the company to focus on expanding its online presence he says it will increase hiring on its digital side.
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history in the everyone. says they have to push the. digital africa starts december twelfth w. . whatever happened to martin schulz the former leader of germany's social democrats who challenge the angle of muchel last year for the chancery and failed spectacularly well he's my guest this week here in berlin why did his campaign fail and how does he react to criticism of his time as president of the european parliament. but interest.