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this is deja vu news live from berlin the british prime minister theresa may makes a last ditch effort to break the bracks a deadlock. this is the decisive moment in the story of these scientists and national unity to lift up the national interest after a marathon cabinet meeting shelby seeking another deadline delay from brussels and she's offering to work with the political opposition to find a way forward also on the show. marking the nato military alliance as
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seventieth anniversary president trump has warm words for the alliances leader but another rebuke for germany. and how about being swept off your feet and feeling lighter than air will take you to a party in zero gravity. i'm dr thomas thanks so much for joining us british prime minister theresa may is expected to meet with opposition labor leader jeremy corbyn in a new push for a bracks a compromise now that's after announcing she would ask the e.u. for another delay beyond the evil twelve deadline after months of political deadlock is may indicating she now wants a closer relationship with the e.u.
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after all the coming days perhaps the coming hours could provide some answers. in london a potentially important shift to reason me says she wants another extension to the break that deadline and will seek political consensus to break months of parliamentary deadlock i've offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition and to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to to ensure that we leave the european union and that we do so with a deal the initial reaction from the labor party leader positive but cautious. of course i'm very happy to meet so we need to have a discussion with the prime minister we need to ensure the parliament has an opportunity to vote on proposals that prevent us crashing out of the e.u. in the end of next week. in paris another reminder from europe of the need for britain to decide it soon the french president underlining that british interests
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aren't the only ones that conant. notebook clearly our priority must be for proper functioning of a european union and market. the e.u. shouldn't be held hostage to a clue to cross this if you want a kingdom on a long term basis. into didn't hide its weariness with the ongoing stalemate in westminster. the result of the talks could be a renewal of article fifty but i can't comment. to be honest i don't want to comment. we have to wait and see what the view is in london. we are long past the deadline they must know that in london into. this. the e.u. will have to agree any extension to the breaks that date france and germany are the only skeptical voices. and it just a short while ago
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a close ally of the german chancellor all americans said there's no point in britain asking for another short delay to its brags a deadline and tweet this morning said that britain's institutional deadlock is so deep that any short extension would be pointless he says that the you should insist on a long extension and that britain should take part in the upcoming elections they take place at the end of may and have more on this let's bring in our political correspondent kate brady good morning kate you know another dog is extremely close to chancellor merkel is he speaking for the german government that it wants a longer delay to brag and that britain should be taking part in elections in may. well they were certainly some interesting comments from rick in this morning but he certainly isn't speaking on behalf of the entire german government has we heard that in the report mass the german foreign minister has been much more reluctant and germany like the other twenty six eve remain at the remaining twenty of those
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sorry twenty six remaining states. being very reluctant at the moment to comment on this until there is some more news from london from these talks between tories in may and the opposition leader jeremy corbyn and also at the same time we've heard comments as well today from peter out of the german economy minister who is still in now warning specially small german companies to prepare for the worst case scenario which would be the u.k. crashing out of the e.u. on the twelfth of april without a deal kate what has the german government said in the past about delays to the bracks of process. well angler merkel the german chancellor has tried to reiterate time and time again this is that this is a decision that comes as a united decision from brussels and not from germany but germany has always been quite supportive of extending our school fifty and certainly so when it is in
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germany's best interest particularly when it comes to the economy of course if the u.k. does indeed crash out of the you on april twelfth and that could have huge repercussions for the german economy but there's also another country that germany has high up its priority list at the moment and that island machall is actually visiting tomorrow on thursday to assess the situation there for herself as germany has made it clear for a long time that it does not support the potential potential hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland which could still indeed be a possibility if the u.k. crashes out thanks so much for the perspective keep breaking for us in berlin. let's check out some of the other stories at this hour venezuelan lawmakers loyal to president nicolas maduro have stripped opposition leader of his parliamentary immunity and that means quiet oh could now face arrest and prosecution his
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opponents accuse him of inciting street violence and violating the constitution when he declared himself interim president in january. the u.s. city of chicago has elected its first black female and openly gay marriage lori life but defeated her opponent by a lab saud political novice told supporters they had created a movement for change issues of gun violence economic inequality and political corruption dominating for her campaign. the former prime minister of malaysia has gone on trial for his alleged role in a massive corruption scandal brawls act is accused of misappropriating four and a half billion dollars from a state development fund if convicted the sixty five year old could face life in prison. while a law is set to go into effect in the state of brunei today that makes gay sex and
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adultery capital offenses punishable by death the country's new islamic laws sparked an international outcry with the u.n. calling it cruel and inhuman but eyes to a penal code introduces death by stoning as the punishment for homosexual acts and adultery. salton. says that he wants to strengthen sharia law and islamic teachings. for more i'm joined now by phil robertson deputy director of human rights watch asia's division thanks for joining us this morning this new law in brunei targets homosexual acts and adultery will this country actually be seeking to enforce this law by putting people to death by stoning. well that's our fear we have to believe that they will in for us this they have said they're serious
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about it and you know this is a medieval kind of punishment this is something that doesn't really belong in the twenty first century it's shocking to us that i have made this move and we think that they should halt the implementation of this law and take it back to the drawing board and start over again ok the law also imposes harsh punishment for other crimes as well. well certainly if you are caught. stealing things you can face amputation of a hand or of what. you are for instance selling food in. during the holy month of ramadan you could face imprisonment and lashes there are heavy penalties there are with beings. you know included throughout this law for various different criminal offenses that it is really a very decoding and rights abusing law something that we very rarely see and
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something that i think should be of concern to the entire world what's. a watch what's behind the move towards this. type of legislation and how secular what was brutal. well it is a mystery only the sultan knows he is an absolute monarch and a dictator not he is the person who's brought this into effect we don't understand why it's been brought it this time we have to believe that somehow courting conservatives or perhaps preparing for the afterlife who knows i mean it really is only the sultan that knows the sink and he seeing a number of hollywood celebrities like george clooney and elton john among them they've been calling for a boycott of brunei own hotels as a number of big ones and in california and london do you think that's likely to have any impact on bernard. well i think it will have an impact on i
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think that it will certainly make it more of a human rights pariah in the international community this is a country that is dependent on selling oil to others it is recently said that it wants to promote tourism so clearly there are connections the international community and i think that the kind of cars are going to have some impact but it may take some time though robertson from human rights watch thanks very much for being with us thank you. present abilities beautifully has resigned following weeks of nationwide protests demanding an end to his twenty year rule they also unfollowed demands by the north african countries powerful army chief that he step down immediately the news sent crowds on to the streets of the capital algiers. well jerry and celebrate what looks like success after away from protests for twenty years the
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country has only seen one president. that era is supposed to end. the purchased a school has been hurt across the country and also at this plaza that's been demonstrating for weeks holiday for up jealousies potosi to step down. that we are happy with would have because of resignation. it's the power of the elites have to go the most all even they must be held accountable. for this just a moment demonstrators had long waited for a t.v. station broadcast images it said showed the president handing over his resignation was. the beginning of the end of what a flick as political career came six weeks ago when he announced he would seek another term in office. the eighty two year old had to drop his plan after sparking
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nationwide protests. but pressure continues to mount on him. on q state beautifully to agree to step down after the country's powerful he demanded his immediate resignation. well. how decision is clear. and there is no turning back. we will support the people until the demands are fully and completely satisfied. his departure of push if we can enough to satisfy algerians a lot of demonstrators signaled that don't just want him out they want to overhaul the anti a palestra. things taken the first step of reason enough for them to choose the home night. the west's largest and oldest military alliance nato is marking
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a milestone today as seventieth birthday bedo was of course created to protect europe from the soviet union and the warsaw pact following their collapse after the fall of the berlin wall medo has been redefining itself and its twenty nine member states especially germany have been under mounting pressure from washington to spend more on their military at a press conference with the nato secretary general again bag did have you washington bureau chief alexander phenomenon ask president trump if he plans to keep lobbying german shells for all a makeover berlin's military spending. i'll be talking about you and i was talking about germany i mean germany honestly is not paying their fair share i have great respect for uncle and i have great respect for that country my father's german right was german and born in a a very wonderful place in germany and so i have a great feeling for germany but they're not paying what they. be paying you're paying close to one percent and is supposed to be paying two percent in the united
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states over the years got to a point where it's paying four point three percent which is very unfair and the u.s. to be pretty especially under me because the g.d.p. is going up so much because it's one point three of a much larger g.d.p. so we're paying for a big proportion of nato which basically is protecting europe so we're protecting europe. let's go straight to brussels where nato has its headquarters and did have used standing by for us good morning sorry president trump there again pressing nato allies especially germany to spend more on their militaries as nato marks the seventieth birthday can you give us a picture of its overall financial health that's right brian and let me break this down a little bit because it is very confusing the spending issue that president trump talks about all the time what he really means is that he wants european allies to
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spend more on their own militaries because need only has a very tiny administrative budget but it's made up of the collective militaries of its twenty nine allies so the market by which it's measure is how much countries spend of their g.d.p. on their own defense and it's true that the united states spends far more on defense than any european country some of them are spending truly only a little bit over one percent so he does have a point and that's something that nato allies wish he would just make and consider when he has forced them to spend more on defense but they would like to move on and talk about other issues and in fact that's one reason why this this event is not at the head of state level because they didn't want president trump am seeing it and talking about nothing but spending what nato would really like for this birthday is some appreciation for wrinkles and all. we will go proceed to the signing of the north atlantic treaty this seventy year old nato has faced examinations under harsh light this birthday it does have some concerns for
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its well being discomfort when something viral is going around occasional spikes in blood pressure should never been allowed to happen but germany is totally controlled by russia and perhaps some self doubt that when push comes to shove its core is not as strong as it hoped to former u.s. ambassadors to nato research the biggest threat facing the alliance at seventy the transatlantic consensus the absence of strong american presidential leadership nato secretary general young stolzenberg rejects that conclusion it's just not possible to say that the united states look committed to nato because tonight the states is increasing their military contributions to nato he points to the latest example a new plan for the us to forward position heavy war fighting equipment at a police air base which jamie shea spent almost four decades at nato as
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a spokesman but also an expert in what are called emerging security challenges and while dealing with russia and its hybrid work or tactics still top the list of challenges for nato the now retired she warns the alliance must look further afield to be fit for the future because obviously china is the rising power it's already in europe of buying up infrastructure influencing the future of alter fishley teligent technology it's going to be a massively more important factor in determining twenty first century security to russia or all googly any other country outside nature of the countries inside are shaping nato's future to the next enlargement will be to north macedonia which changed its name to settle a dispute with greece that earned an almost immediate invitation to join pending the approval of the other twenty nine allies. they didn't waste their time they didn't drag their feet and that's remarkable for an organization of twenty nine members so i think that. it's not just our desire to join
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it's how need to has dealt with the challenge of enlargement the chose that this is a strong forward looking and dynamic organization scope you hopes the alliance will prove this anniversary year seventy is the new thirty. and nato likes to point out that it is still very attractive seventy because many other countries still want to join ok terry we heard there a man here from a man who knows a lot about nato jamie shea in your report he's an expert on emerging threats and he says these the teaching threat posed to europe by china is being underestimated what are nato experts saying today about. well isn't that striking i mean looking at the security environment today he says that china will be a bigger challenge than russia is right now and that nato really needs to look at this jamie shea points out that there is no formal partnership with china you have
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even with countries like jordan you certainly have the nato russia council so cheney says you should really get ahead of this now before there's an adversarial relationship because china is buying up a lot of ports in europe it's it's going to buys its way into a lot of public utilities that need to be a nato disposal if there is a conflict so jamie shea says really it is the time to step up a formal partnership much like the european union is doing and he does expect that to be an issue on the agenda there in washington for us from brussels today thanks very much terry. the city to fly from berlin still to come on the show we'll visit a party certainly picks up more than just your spirits. but first it's ethiopia where prime minister of the of that is marking one year in power that country faces daunting challenges millions of internally displaced people ethnic conflicts and
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a growing frustration that politics isn't affecting things quickly enough but abi has also chalked up some notable achievements and enjoys wide support among the country's people. addis ababa the capital of ethiopia there's a new energy here people have invested their hopes in their prime minister. he said you know good he brought us change and that's why i call him a prophet you know never you know. there's men don't much happiness in the country now because of abi but. i'm going to get my letter this time on. this is the man they're talking about be ahmed he's been prime minister in ethiopia for year and in that time he's opened up the country and undertaken radical reforms our friend concluded a peace treaty with arch enemy eritrea and released thousands of political prisoners now he's treated like a pop star. some however are still withholding judgment like teacher made some
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muhammad she was active in the opposition and was arrested multiple times in demonstrations against the old regime. who were shouting against the difference it was. just like. it's now artists i'm not on the streets i'm not shouting i'm not on demonstration. my answer comments online on current politics she finds that he has made many changes to the political system but says it's time for a concrete change. as an ordinary citizen change still there is such a problem that a lot of those she doesn't hold is involved job. one reason maids is days involved is her little daughter made she hopes that ethiopia will become a more just and equitable country. success is also shattered by ethnic conflicts that have broken out in the multi racial society this is
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a refugee camp. i mean you know you your house send fled here from eastern if you know with her family you get the seize any they threw children in the river . they kill they bring in women who couldn't run away any candidate because there's with sticks with nails in them and i get the most but at the daily daily my bet on what that over the lead flowed in the streets like water. the net that he had any idea more than eighty ethnic groups live in ethiopia i mean and these women are. driven from their home in a struggle over land and power i mean a is one of about three million people who fled. out of this multiple conflicts which have opened up everywhere and this is not anything new if you look at the history of you know these transitions from but a bit of rigid dictatorship into a sort of liberal democracy that period is extremely dangerous. i mean a is slowly
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losing patience with the prime minister but she still hopes that i mean will bring stability to you so that she can go home you know i want what i want now here's one way to get rid of that sinking feeling and event company teams up with the european space agency flies i'm very lucky guests into the earth's oper atmosphere and then sweeps them literally off their feet let's look at what it's like. how does it feel to be an inspector he says. fifty celebrity guests of the zero gravity club found out at a party on board an airplane. musicians asas social media stars and athletes from the world over check in at frankfurt airport for their adventure in weightlessness. they head off to
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board the bus a three ten which is normally used by astronauts for white listeners trying these passengers won't need a space suit just a healthy dose of hotness. at an altitude of eight thousand five hundred meters the fun begins first the passengers are way down at twice the force of gravity then suddenly they lift off. with. the procedure is then repeated the plane flies of course much like a roller coaster. the organizers worked with experienced astronauts for the project. the microphone is in wait there's no as one goes from one one hundred the other if i jump like this real. time my feet out of the ground it floats above my head this
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is what we do with the aircraft. the events organizers specialize in unusual parties this year zero gravity class has brought the months of publicity this is the second weightless party they've thrown and it only lasts about six minutes. to. get your quick mind of our top stories this hour the first prime minister theresa may so she'll be asking the european union for another delay to britain's backs a deadline but she's already facing opposition in germany a key ally of charles wrong machall says there is no point in granting or short the lack. of your business is up next with mark i mean the latest in the u.s. trying to trade talks it indeed attorneys delegation of course on its way to washington talks are expected to go in the ninth round already and they expected to sort of eventually. they have fruit because both sides really would like to see an
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