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>> a very warm welcome to "france 24," you're live from paris with me. here are the headlines. the opposition leader on the attack, jeremy corbyn. he says 20 months after the vote for brexit, the country is still in the dark about the government's plan. fighting continues in syria despite a security council resolution.
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the un's secretary-general antonio guterres, says it is high time to stop this hell on earth. just as the winter olympics close in pyeongchang, north korea offers a glimmer of hope for democracy. the white house meanwhile, has been cautious about their proposal. . also coming up this hour, the french government unveiling its land to transform the country's rail company. that is coming up in business. and, paintings discovered in spanish caves. putting the neanderthals in a new light. ♪ thank you for tuning in, we start with the u.k. where the leader of opposition is clarifying the brexit policy this monday. debt expected to
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declare his support for a customs union. this is likely to disappoint some within the labour party who hope to remain both in the eu single market as well as the customs union. he has an address coming up in coventry. .> we are not leaving europe >> we are now 20 months on and barricading ourselves in. we have long argued that a customs union is a viable option for the final deal. labor would seek to negotiate a u.k. customssive union to ensure that there are no tariffs with europe, and to help avoid any need whatsoever, for a hard border in northern ireland. [applause] ba©nacdicte paviot, our correspondent, joins us from london. benedict, you have been listening to that address.
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corbyn sounds like a man on a mission? reporter he is a man on a mission. he is a man who believes that he and his party have the right answers for the future relationship of the u.k. with the eu man who plans to be prime minister and the next prime minister, and he lieves that he is leading a government in waitingp he said asthma, in response to the first journalist? question who asked him that. we are not there, but no doubt that this is clear the water. now, official labor policy to be clear between the official conservative politic government, to resume a, heresa may.omt jeremy corbyn has set out saying
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that not only does he believe that the u.k. should stay in the customs union in the two-year period after the official date that the u.k. will officially eu, but he now says that there should be a negotiation of a new treaty and that the u.k. should negotiate a customs union, and other words, . bespoke customs union where there will be terrorist-free movement of goods between the u.k. and the eu. so watch out for rebel mps from the tory party campaigning very hard to try and defeat the government in the coming weeks in parliament. genie: you just talked us through what was set out in the address. what reactions can we at this point expect to hear from
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teresa may check government? >> we have already heard reaction from one of the spokesman of the government. thatng street insisting they will remain with a customs union after brexit, in direct response to the speech by jeremy corbyn. there will be real concern now in downing street, in a government that has been very split publicly. terrorism y very much trying to unify its position, all of this ahead of donald trump's meeting the prime minister of britain on thursday, and especially ahead of terrorism may setting out an official position of her ambitious land, if the u.k. in with thee relationship
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eu. >> thank you, reporting to us from london. >> in syria, a u.n. resolution to stop the fighting as yet to come into effect. there have been few airstrikes since saturday, but the ground fighting appears to have intensified. dramatic efforts also continue to secure a 30 day piece which would allow humanitarian convoys to reach the battered eastern provinces. our correspondent looks at conditions on the ground. >> pulling a child from the rubble. a bomb has just fallen on her home. unresponsive and in need of medical attention, these aid workers rush her to hospital, one of the few that has not been destroyed by regime airstrikes. u.n. for a call by the a 30 day cease-fire, the bombing
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has slowed according to an observer terry group. mother continues to be fisa on the ground and chemical attacks. explosions of poisonous gas that have left several struggling to breathe. u.n. resolution contained watered-down language to avoid a russian veto. the truce does not cover areas controlled by groups considered as terrorists by the assad regime. the government and a few rebel factions said that they would respected but it does not apply al-nusras against the front. but it creates hope that the regime will allow much needed itslies and food to reach 400,000 residents in ghouta. genie: there are of course residents in this resolution who are tting prsure on the government and its forces to continue fighting what they call
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terrorist targets. latest, ourery correspondent, thomas muller is standing by in moscow. thomas justifying its position, considering how deadly these targeted attacks have been up to this point? all, russiarst o has linked syria and bashar al-assad to give it very strong support. has put itself in a posion where it has really thrown itself behind bashar al-assad, two were it has some leverage over assad. at the same time, it is almost kept prisoner by bashar al-assad. if he decides for example to continue the bombardment of eastern ghouta, because he has
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become very essential to the geopolitical aims of moscow in syria and in the middle east. l had some very strong rhetoric an hour agoavrov -- verylavrov h some strong rhetoric while speaking with his portuguese counterpart, saying that there is a possibility that this resolution can be followed, that the fighting can be stopped and the cease-fire can begin. but the specific parameters he said, are not being followed by the patrons of those groups who are fighting on the ground, alluding to western powers, the u.s. and turkey. he says that it took so long for this draft resolution to pass through the un security council is because russia was trying to water down these terms,
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watered-down what lavrov referred to as the specific parameters. he is now accusing other powers of not following those parameters. so, that resolution was supposed to be brought in with that see fire to come in we did me, but the syrian government of course bonding today. and the russians continue to ve him sport right up the hilt bing today with the pport of the russians. they are using chlorine gas in eastern ghouta, a child and 14 other people left injured there. has described those as provocations, coming down again very hard on the side of the syrian goverent. said justin the fighters on the ground in eastern ghouta staged chlorine gasis
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attack in the hope of discrediting damascus. >> that was the latest on the russian position on the ongoing conflict in moscow, which is on the other hand supporting bashar al-assad. and on the other hand "being kept prisoner." snow and sports, a glimmer of diplomacy at the olympics. the ceremony ended with images with delegations from the north, south and the united states sharing a united box. pyongyang has also declared a willingness to have talks with washington. has as. meanwhile precondition of steps being taken to do neutralize the nuclear state. >> a fond farewell. one with smiles, hugs and many tears. before boarding buses across to no man land between the two
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careers, emotional goodbyes for the over 200 north korean cheerleaders and support staff were expressed. after a month-long political and supportive detente. >> we have been working together at this olympics for about 30 days. we believed that we could do anything, if north and south --ea are united to that reunited together. i felt like we lived together well. just a day after the rosy images of athletic unity and a proposal of constructive talks between two countries, the cracks on the political front are still very much there. hundreds of right-wing protesters, out to rally against the north korean delegation and its leader, former intelligence chief. protesters are also angry with the south korean president.
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pyongyang,ks with which the united states are still yet to get behind. >> next, primitive artwork has been found in spanish caves, giving a system that analyzes radioactive decay. scientists have dated it at 64,000 years old. here is our correspondent with more on that story. reporter: on the back wall of this cave, the red markings and a silhouette of an animal can just about be made out. shown here, along with reproductions, these artworks are some of the oldest ever to be discovered in our times. >> the exciting thing is that this area here has a mini -- of 64,000 yes. 64,000 years ago in spain, the human species
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living, and that was the neanderthals. discoverythis new allows us to completely rethink our relationship with our neanderthal ancestors. having evolved over millions of years, they were the first species before the appearance of humans or homo sapiens. for a long time, they have been having the reputation of being man's less intelligence cousin -- less intelligent cousin. >> first they were cost as the generates. for a long time, seen as in -- as in syria. reporter: with the nefindings though, our ancestors seem closer to humans than ever. a species of artists capable of having meaning. >> time now with business news. we start in france where the government has just announced plans to reform the national railway company line?
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stephen: indeed, the prime minister laying out those lands a short while ago. the organization loses 3 billion euros a year, and it has a debt of 45 billion euros and rising. the railway industry will be facing increased competition starting from 2020 when the eu's trade liberalization program takes effect. he said they will no longer have , andal unemployment rates he left the door open for passing reform through decree. ofgiven the situation urgency, the government has determined to have a vote on the key principle by summer. we want to move quickly, but not without a necessary and legitimate debate. so, in mid-march, we send a draft bill to parliament.
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will allowthe crise us to have wide ranging dialogue. theet us now turn to upcoming elections in italy. economy in italy is playing an outside role. reporter: the prime minister who -- the former prime minister, silvio berlusconi held a rally on friday calling for a flat tax on italian companies. he is forbidden from holding office again after a 2013 fiscal fraud conviction. economic state for italy in this report with our correspondent. therter: promising to solve country's economic woes at a campaign rally, italy's former prime minister outlined a center-right coalition plan for a flat tax of 23% for individuals and firms. >> just one flat tax, lowell
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bailey than the other taxes we have had before, and which is the same for families and companies. our formula means less taxes on families, on companies and on jobs. this will put more money in families's pockets and also produce more jobs. reporter: italy currently has some of the highest taxes in europe. strong rolebecome a player in the accompanying where the economy is a strong issue. the italian economy is actually compared toape as the last general election in 2013. yet, it remains one of the slowest in europe, and most people have yet to feel the recovery. unemployment also remains stubbornly high with one in three people under 25 out of work. italy's other big problem is public debt, at 132 percent of
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gdp, it is the highest of the eurozone under greece's. room fores little increases in spending or propose tax cuts like berlusconi's. >> time to check on markets. reporter: the european indexes modest gains. the ftse is up a hundredth of a percentage, similar to the paris index. frankfurt is also up a quarter of a percentage. let us look at business headlines. samsung launching its new at thep galaxy phone annual mobile world conference in barcelona. you are aiming for the youth market who are geared to word social media and virtual reality. they hope to sell 43 million of the new phones. global smart phone sales have fallen by 9% in the recent
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quarter. the financial times reports that there will be a planned phaseout with the automakers citing a collapse in a demand and rising coursed for volkswagen. especially after the scandal regarding dieselgate. and, the weinstein company apply for bankruptcy following the scandal surrounding its ceo, harvey weinstein. from new york's attorney general torpedoed their deal for merger and the company will now go into liquidation. >> can't say that it comes as much as a surprise, brian. let us finish with this planned revolution in a bike-sharing in france? reporter: the wheels have come off. -- in this system of sharing bicycles were customers
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rent a bike and then leave it wherever they would like, is taking a big blow. due to vandalism. some 3200 bikes were damaged, with over 1000 of them stolen, not the most flattering result for france, but we can take comfort that we are not alone. bijke quit the italian market last week for the same reason. >> i was enjoying seeing the yellow bikes around the city. that is sad. .ime now for our press review dheepthika laurent joins me for a look at headlines across the globe. hello there? you have seen reaction to china 's decision to remove its two-term limit for presidents? guest: yes, the editorial has
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defended the constitutional change, saying that it will improve the leadership of the constitutional party and china in general. they also say that it does not mean that the chinese president will have a lifelong tenure, which is what the western papers are saying, in particular, the wall street journal. they don't share the same optimism about these constitutional changes. editors they're calling president xi jinping "president for life." they are saying that it will make chinese politics ever more unpredictable. >> i saw a tweet about that this morning saying that china is the new africa. and of course, president xi jinping his also looking to redefine the role of president across china ? dheepthika: yes, that is according to the south china morning post which says that the president of china has a largely symbolic role. secretaryl
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and another one are the ones who really hold most of the power. one analyst interviewed by the paper says that perhaps a constitutional change is an attempt to make the role of president more significant and perhaps more powerful, by being able to concentrate. >> more power in the that position. >> on to the u.s. now, where that sawhigh school the mass shooting two weeks ago reopening today ? dheepthika: yes, on monday, parents and teachers were able to go back to the scene of the high school, visiting for the first time since the shooting. it was a very emotional moment, as you can imagine. the new york times reporting that students act out backpacks and books that they had left behind when they fled the violence nearly two weeks ago. others visited the closet where they hid and picked up things they had left their. they hugged classmates that they barely knew before the shootings. the campus is now indelibly linked to america's wrenching
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battle over gun rights. >> the nra of course had its own response to the shootings? onepthika: the shooting was of the shootings that many think is a defining moment in the battle for gun control. students from marjorie stoneman high school have been extremely brave in taking on donald trump, senators and the nra in particular. the new york post is looking at the new face of the nra, what they call the new face of the nra, she is a woman, 39 years old. she is a far cry from the association that is long associated with "old wightman." men." white she has been booed by crowds, criticized in tv interviews. some of her drawing qualities -- she is photogenic and a skilled public speaker who was not
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looking to soft and the message of the nra. she grew up in a blue-collar family and is very familiar with guns, even sleeping with one under her pillow. in one of her most outrageous statements recently, she said that journalists love mass shooting because crying mothers .re ratings gold definitely not somebody who shies away from controversy. we have seen people in social media even calling on big companies like amazon to detach from the nra. now, we go to india, where one beloved actress has passed away? dheepthika: yes, her name was synonymous with bali would start him. dying at a relatively young age of 54. she started her career at the age of four, starring in over 300 films during her life. she had an ability to speak several indian languages, which meant that she was able to work
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in different indian movie industries, and making her a " pan-indian superstar.". and, dheepthika she was of course very popular? dheepthika: yes, she was a feminist trail blazer, change in the perceptions of women in the indian film industry and one of the first to lead the field male costar.e kohl' she recently made her film come back after leaving the industry to raise children. she "inspired us all to believe our actions number how small, can lead to progress." >> and we end with this unusual festival in australia? dheepthika: corrects, in the kori inown of kori
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australia. the mayor of the town decided to hold a festival dedicated to the mullet. not very stylish. people could gauge the levels of their mullet. there was a neck warmer, and lifetime legend. women's categories, kids category, and men's category. there was even a baby's category with an 11th month old -- an 11 month old baby in it. it is like a crew cut with long hair. punk -- it is "punk, and hipster all at the same time."
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that is it from us, but do stay tuned for more news coming up very shortly. ♪
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mike farrell as dr. keeling: co2 and the greenhouse effect. co2 is very powerful. it's a very big job to do. if it weren't for carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect, life on this planet would be almost impossible. earth would look like this. just a great big snowball. so, who discovered this thing, this greenhouse effect? here's this gentleman, john joseph baptiste fourier. fourier was napoleon's favorite scientist. napoleon took fourier on his ill-fated junket to egypt in 1798. egypt, as you know, is a very warm country, and the heat in egypt made a very strong impression on fourier. he loved it. became obsessed with heat. poor guy suffered


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