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this is the news of live from berlin another european heat wave temperatures are rising records are fall in several countries including germany and france record all time highs for a 2nd straight day and millions struggle to keep cool as a dangerous heat wave scorches the continent also coming up tonight britain's new prime minister boris johnson wants a new city deal with brussels through with rule agreement negotiated by my previous issa has been 3 times rejected by the it's true is on the cheap bill
to this politics and to this country. the european union's top official tells boris johnson that that same deal is the only one on the table plus a series of attacks highlighting a warming uptick in rightwing violence here in germany what can politicians do to combat the threat of far right extremism and attack of the arachnids a spider fighting is a filipino pastime popular on the gambling circuit but some sands are worried that their web of brawlers could die al. i'm off to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome tonight here in europe the
evening low temper. sure is what the normal high temperature should be and millions here in europe are sweltering in an extreme heat wave and across the continent records are being toppled one after the other in france paris has a new record high of 42.6 degrees that's 108 degrees fahrenheit and for the 2nd straight day germany the netherlands and belgium have each recorded new all time highs. cooling on how of a possible temperatures in d.h. top 40 degrees celsius on thursday belgium is one of several european countries suffering under the some is the 2nd extreme heat way because.
service announced that the capital registered its highest temperature. said 7 decades ago. and in the french countryside farmers are suffering as the high temperature brings drought and fires. this heat wave results are conducive to forest fires and we are facing a dramatic situation we have 3600 hectares of forest trees that have been consumed by fire since the beginning of the summer. many places in germany also taped the 40 degree mark on thursday on the sweltering streets of cologne water was handed down to cool down and many hit were in no doubt what is behind the heat. of course it's climate change there's no doubt about that story that goes without saying the ice caps are melting everybody knows that. stuff you don't.
know i think is really something going on with climate change. unlike tromp i'm convinced it's happening starts and she must see a huge record july heat also in the u.k. temperatures in the high thirty's cause travel disruptions as many trains slow down to prevent tracks from buckling temperatures are expected to drop across the continent on friday. it is definitely hot outside to talk about that i'm joined now by journalist stefan bowles he's in the netherlands where new record highs were hit yesterday and today good evening to you jeff i mean so what's behind this 2nd extreme heat wave that we are seeing right now in europe is this the weather or is this also the climate that we're dealing with. well the opinions are mixed i can tell you are so many experts who suggest that this is of course because so fail warming up from the sarai and older experts are saying it's because of climate
change but i also know there are skeptics here in the netherlands including even politicians who say there's this whole known since we have seen this before and yes it is hot even the records were broken but to not think to get to worry about so little bit depends on who you are talking here behind me people are still staying in. the center and at the beach and also into see here in north bank which is so really one of the most full fuel or c. sites areas in the netherlands but of course teresa tremendous concern also about it in fact don't eat in fact several people die in a recent days in the sea in the netherlands so it's quite a serious situation here as well and it's 7 year in the netherlands which is known for small solutions to the challenges that are posed by mother nature i mean just think of the diets in that country they protect much of the country that is below
sea level are the dutch as clever when it comes to dealing with climate change. well they would say so at least a government belief soul they have just introduce here a special climate plan which we're into which would even mean that from next year ethan many many homes will no longer use natural gas and they also plan to close all kinds of mines here by 2030 and of course if you luca at the summer there is also a special system to keep the roads schools so that is another aspect of what the netherlands is doing but of course that's also watched by many other countries in europe they are watching the netherlands as well because the temperatures have risen not only here in the netherlands as you required rightly pointed out but also in many many other countries records have been broken and so my scientists are suggesting that we will may see it we will may well may see this many times more in the near future high does define both trying to keep it cool in this heat wave
in the netherlands tonight just a fun thank you. rising temperatures are also having a dramatic effect on the world's glaciers our next report takes us to iceland where we meet a photographer documenting the demolishes of the ice fields and the effect that's having on his country's in bar. it's considered a sacred mountain in iceland the only glacier that on a clear day is visible from reykjavik more than 100 kilometers away photographer and pilot aka axelsson has taken thousands of photos of the sniffles glacier it always reveals a different face. in his latest book accessing documents the fragile heart of his country it's clay sure it's his photos are an ode to nature. sniffles is one of around $300.00 glaciers in iceland under the ice there's an active volcano and his
friend thomas want to climb to the summit and you think about all the glaciers this is the 1st one of the big ones that really disappear. over the last 100 years the sniffles glacier has shrunk by nearly half and continues to retreat. i was here for 3 years ago. painted to. the gates it was here where we are standing now. i see changes every year. and thomas want the world to know what's happening in iceland when the question comes from my little grandchildren grand grandma why didn't you do it if. i tried i took pictures and make the world think this plaque will soon be installed memorializing the 1st of iceland's glaciers to disappear it's a letter to the future initiated by a university in the u.s. what are secrets and it will be there when it is unveiled in 4 weeks time
scientists have made it their mission just study the dying glaciers since the end of the 1900 century the average temperature in iceland has risen by one degree celsius for the haven about mother. were mere minutes of calls to become warmer and warmer that's evident in all our model calculations. on the glaciers melting more rapidly within 2 centuries old glaciers in oyster will have disappeared. from to hold. the shrinking of the sun hi i'm a glacier has been well documented icelandic summers are getting warmer and longer sigurdsson says even an immediate end to global c o 2 emissions wouldn't be enough to prevent the glaciers demise today it's 15 degrees celsius just below the summit the climate change isn't only leaving a mark on the ice. it's a part of also from all. this is what we. looking for when we
have a day off you know it's to be in the month especially if it's color the snow and we can call of the when we got really excited this place a supposed to have some extra power. this. much like on trolls and yeah just you know it makes you feel that but he said the old man lived underneath it but the huge masses of ice and losing strength and iceland will be a different country after its glaciers have gradually disappeared into the ocean. or climate change was not topic number one today when the u.k.'s new prime minister boris johnson delivered his 1st address to parliament instead he promised the beginning of a new golden age for a global britain l side of the european union he outlined his approach to bragg sit rejecting the current divorce deal calling it an acceptable and he appealed to brussels to reopen negotiations but e.u. chief john called younger has already told johnson the current deal cannot be changed or does that even matter johnson has made it clear he's not afraid of
a new deal bret's minister. forthright boris johnson making his 1st address to parliament as prime minister he repeated his promise to execute briggs it's my oath to over 31st under any circumstances. i would prefer to leave the e.u. with a deal i would much prefer. i believe that it is possible even at this late stage and i would like to make it happen. but several things need to be clear. the withdrawal agreement negotiated by my predecessor has been 3 times rejected by this house its terms unacceptable to this parliament and to this country we take european union he says should rethink its refusal to renegotiate to us we must turbo charge all preparation if paid. you know if they do know we will of course
have to leave the u.k. without an agreement under article 50. the u.k. is better prepared for that situation than many believe. the opposition says johnson is setting a dangerous course and has called for a new public vote and if the country is deeply worried that the new prime minister overestimates himself those recklessly advocating jail won't be the ones who lose out if the prime minister has confidence in his plan once he's decided what it is he should go back to the people with that plan earlier johnson's cabinet met for the 1st time they've been labeled team leave dominated by hard line break city is johnson has set his government on course for a tussle with brussels. and our correspondent for lots of parts she is following the story for us in london. now johnson's political strategy has already
been labeled on steroids his cabinet choices showed just how willing he is to shake things up and how serious he is on delivering and his number one promise to deliver breck's it by october 31st he has $98.00 days to do that and he has said he wants to go back to brussels to renegotiate that withdrawal agreement brussels has already said no to that there will be no renegotiation and in that case johnson has said he's perfectly willing to leave without a deal come october 31st just crushed out of the european union and face the consequences no in any case no deal or a deal he needs a majority in parliament and at the moment that looks very slim to shake the numbers up in palm and the only way out would be a general election and it looks like all politics here in the u.k. are gearing up for that boris johnson on the one hand has appointed cummings the mastermind behind the vote leaf as his chief of staff he wants his to be his chief
campaign in a possible general election and jeremy corbyn on the other hand leader of the opposition labor party has repositioned his ponty today saying that his party would support a 2nd referendum and campaign to remain in the european union now an outcome such an election is extremely open as the british vote remain extremely divided on bricks that. and that was shown at the ports in london reporting on prime minister johnson's brecht sit on steroids well here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world to spain's caretaker prime minister has failed to form a government head rose on jazz was unable to persuade the far left r.t. to form a coalition with his socialist party and he lost a no confidence vote in madrid today if lawmakers cannot break the deadlock in the next 2 months spain will hold another national election in november that would be
the 4th in 4 years the governor of the united states territory of puerto rico ricardo oversell you know as he said that he will step down on the 2nd of august it follows more than a week of protests in the capital san juan over sexist and homophobic remarks that he made in private messaging chats with members of his administration the president of it's uneasy has died at the age of $92.00 he was the north african country's 1st democratically elected leader and took power in 2014 after the arab spring he was hospitalized at the end of june for a severe illness officials have announced a presidential election will be held on september 15th. you're watching the news live from berlin still to come spider fighting in the philippines it's both a betting sport and a beloved pastime but now fans are worried that this practice could soon
die out we'll explain. well here in germany a recent is hereis a violent attacks is shining a spotlight on a potential uptick in right wing extremism early in june the fatal shooting of a pro migrant politician sent shock waves through the country and this week 2 more incidents suspected of having right wing extremist motives late on monday and eritrean man was shot in a drive by shooting near frankfurt and just yesterday a left wing politician in eastern germany was the target of a bomb attack the violence has left political leaders searching for answers. these politicians from across germany were invited to berlin by president. are united by a particular cause they've all experienced severe hostility some have even received death threats because i'm on the new me but i received anonymous letters saying i
should die a miserable death sooner rather than later because after all no one would miss me there was a nail in one of my cars tires and i was driving down the autobahn it was clear the nail had been put there intentionally my car was also smeared with excrement. politician volatile luca had also received explicit death threats before a right wing extremists allegedly shot him dead at close range in front of his home lookahead become a hate figure for right wing extremists because he stood up for refugees hatred of refugees and those who support them the rallying cry at so-called white power music or concerts like this one in the town of team on white power music is the gateway for many into the neo nazi scene the concerts also earn money to help pay the legal costs of neo nazis facing criminal charges experts are convinced that right wing networks are formed here. is not working for the fuzzy and the networks are
dangerous because they attack injure and kill people as with wall to lip care they're also dangerous because they create a sense of being threatened in which people no longer feel safe doing their jobs or voicing their opinions to the. lawyer mehmet dima guna represented victims in the trials of members of the right wing terror network the national socialist underground or n.s.a. you for years beyond a cheaper and 2 accomplices played active roles in the n.s.u. killing 10 people almost all of the migrants but to this day it's not clear how big the n.s.u. actually was although cipa was convicted much of what went on in the shadows still hasn't come to light. the n.s.c. was not and is not just a trio it's part of a network most members of his net worth. are at large and they're a threat to many people the militant right wing extremist network combat 18 the number 18 stands for the 1st and 8 letters of the alphabet and the initials of hitler combat 18 has carried out attacks in greece and the u.k.
germany's interior minister says more needs to be done to tackle the problem and he's looking into banning the group. of them who don't believe there are as many as 12700 violent right wing extremists these figures are especially alarming considering the great affinity for weapons that the rightwing extremist scene has it's on the surface and. the right wing extremists gnawed clients or northern cross network compiled a list of political opponents and even planned to kill them. while most of those targeted are unaware those politicians invited by president or at least had an inkling. for a long time many didn't talk about the hostility they paced and often they weren't taken seriously when they did. it above all else we need an
awareness throughout society that these are not just attacks on individuals but that the roots of democracy are under attack. and. germany's head of state may be focused on the issue but it's largely a symbolic act because ultimately only the government can take action. by for more on this now i'm told by our political correspondent william glue groff so what do we know as of today what has the german government been doing to combat far right extremism i mean they've been they've been saying that law they want their law enforcement intelligence agencies to be expanding surveillance of various groups the head of domestic intelligence has said he wants to give more resources more people. our to the section of his department that specifically focus on far right intelligence of course germany is well known for being at the forefront of tough rules about online hate speech those have come under some criticism sometimes perfectly legitimate political commentary on line has been forgotten in the snarled
up in this in these new rules and then most recently just this week basically every aspect of the german government is again trying to get public financing taken away from the n.p.t. that's the neo nazi political party in germany they've been trying for years to ban this party but they fail then as a legitimate political party they are entitle to public financing some of it trying to get that taken away what's being done in the government and in the political world where is the rest of society you know that exactly i mean a legislature a government they can only legislate so much you can't legislate away hate and fear and anger and racism so of course there are many many nonprofits and n.g.o.s that research far right extremism to track them that work with the government that coordinate and organize rallies as we often see when there's a far right events and far right demos demonstrations in germany the counter rally is often much much bigger you often see there was a very funny a very clever protest just
a few weeks ago in eastern german town where the town bought up all the beer so far right rock rally couldn't have the beer so things like that are examples of the civil society trying to fight this the question is has been posed a lot lately. germany is struggling with far right extremism in our far right violence. right what's a bit of a perception reality situation are these numbers truly going up or is there more perception and more focus being paid to them brazil where of the right people are more aware in actual numbers from 2016 to 17 the 1718 overall far right crime actually dropped rather significantly if a couple years ago back to we're looking at numbers closer to what they were. 2008 before they spiked in 2014 and 15 but there's certainly a perception as we've mentioned earlier there was the eritrean who was shot by a suspected far right extremists earlier this week the left wing bomb attack there was of course in june the the murder of the of the local pool of allegation. by
a suspected far right of far right extremists so that at least the perception is there 70 percent of germans according to one survey say that far extremism is a growing threat and and one that is a threat to democracy course they offer today the interior minister said actually there's a lot a lot more about to do with fear than actual threats to life all right we as always we appreciate your reporting thank you. know to the french alps where the 1st of 3 defining days in the tour de france overall leader 1000000 live phillipe retain the yellow jersey after a grueling stage 18 colombian nairo quinton won the stage to move to 6th overall in the standings but it was only took the headlines after recovering last time things to a frantic final descent he remains on track for a 1st tour title with just 3 stages remaining on to the
philippines now in the popular betting sport of spider fighting enthusiasm worry this bit of filipino culture is in decline some point the finger at a runaway spider trade fueled by internet sales while others say humans are encroaching on spider habitats in the wild there go. mad that i've had the cylinder. first some it's a cruel blood sport. for others spider fighting is a beloved childhood game and national pastime that's why. we call it. with a local name spiders begun by. this man keeps hundreds of spiders as pets and feeding them dice trimpe and making sure they get enough exercise he says spiders are an important part of filipino culture and he's worried they're on their last legs. he
cannot do you see this kind of creatures will be here 10 more years or also so you spider fighting is best known as a schoolyard game for children they cost roughly a euro each meaning almost anyone can afford to play more recently it's turned into a popular form of gambling. and illegal derbies can mean big money that will never ever be able to ship exactly to meet the demand spiders are shipped to buyers all over the philippines a trade scientists have warned could threaten populations in the wild. it's a trend a spider collectors have seen for themselves but they blame new housing developments for destroying natural habitats and making it harder than ever to find the arachnids. some day where we go into you know on spiders if our children
are going to experience these kinds of you know adventures right now with their 3 me hard for us to find the spots and the place that we can. they search by night when spiders build their webs. scientists fear taking spiders out of the wild could spell disaster since they protect crops by eating harmful pests but there's plenty researchers don't know about local populations and in the past hobbyists like these have provided crucial information about different species we're going see this one is making a way of. my god it's not just taking. the hunters know they need something left to catch in the future that's why they've brought back spider execs to release into the wild. a 3rd to clear most likely we're going to. find them more aficionados like him want more research
done into spiders and their habitats here as the 1st step towards saving them it's the only way their children will enjoy the same thrill of catching spiders with their friends. i don't watch any news live from berlin after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day tonight europe boarding up another heat wave will take the temperature in just a moment cigarette. thank
join the fight. robots are still in the development phase. but what's going to happen when they grow my. children's admission in sweden to peacefully coexist. or are we on the verge of a robot collapse. if we just bumble into this totally unprepared with our heads in the sand she using to think about what could go wrong then that's face it is probably going to be the biggest mistake in human history. artificial intelligence is now spreading throughout our society. is this the beginning of a constant digital picture. will we be subjected to continuous state surveillance.
of ai the experts be able to agree on ethical guidelines or will this technology create deadly new autonomous muslim systems. claimed her face robot collapse starts aug 14th on t.w. . all you need to do is follow the sun to see the path it is burning across europe today from germany to belgium to britain high temperature records were shattered and in some places for the 1st time red alerts were issued an official warning that mother nature is hot bothered and possibly legal lethal golf in berlin this is the day.
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