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twentieth of april twelfth. while expected to indicate the way forward. what this means in practice is. it all options remain open. british prime minister to resign may had to wait on the sidelines for several hours at the u.s. summit in brussels on thursday while the other european leaders debated whether and how to offer the u.k. a bracks a delay speaking after that delay was confirmed may welcomed their decision even though it was shorter than what she asked for what the decision today underlines is the importance of the house of commons passing a brics it deal next week so that we can bring an end to the uncertainty i believe in a smooth and orderly manner. tomorrow morning i will be returning to the u.k. and working hard to build support for getting the deal through. i know m.p.'s on
all sides of the debate have passionate views and i respect those different positions last night i expressed my frustration and i know that m.p.'s frustration if they have to. i hope we can all agree we are now at the moment of decision and i will make every effort to ensure that we are able to leave with a deal and move on country for u.k. prime minister there saying we are at the moment of decision that moment talk all night and i'm joined now by our brussels bureau chief max hoffman who is in brussels for us look max nothing is simple with present right in this extension deal is no exception we have these two dates in fact in this deal april twelfth and may twenty second can you first just walk us through some of these complicated details here. nothing is ever simple but it all starts next week when presumably the house of commons will vote for
a third time on the withdrawal agreement so that's the divorce deal that the e.u. and the u.k. negotiated for the last two years and the house of commons already has rejected twice to be fair but it seems to reason may the prime minister the u.k. is rather optimistic that if she really gets that third vote she might be able to push it through let's say just for the sake of it she does in that case there's an automatic extension until the twenty second of may that would be a technical extension because even if the house of commons approves they would need some time to implement that decision into the into u.k. law so that that's probably the simplest of the options now the unfortunately it's not the most likely one the most likely one is that the house of commons will reject this deal as they have done twice before and then the extension gets shortened until the twelfth of april doesn't mean that there will really be a briggs because. president of the european council was asked exactly that question
and he said everything is still on the table until that day so even a very long extension could be possible if and that's the big if the u.k. participates in the european elections in may also a no brainer deal bragg's it would be possible at that moment so to sum it up karl they have kicked the can down the road two weeks. now max theresa may she came into brussels in a tough position she was asking for an extension to join june thirtieth she didn't get that how satisfied do you think theresa may is with this outcome. my question she felt about the fact that she again didn't get what she came for here in brussels and she basically brushed it off saying that this was part of the nature of something like that that there needed to be to be compromise which is obvious of course the european union is all about about compromise but the question
really is how does this change anything for theresa may because. most likely outcome at this moment is that the deal the withdrawal agreement will be rejected for a third time in the house of commons next week even if it even is put up for another vote because the speaker of the house of commons rejected it for the third vote this week so there might be some kind of change for him to put it up next week so most likely it gets rejected and then they have another two weeks basically to sort things out and why should any kind of majority emerge during that time or anything substantial really change except maybe for the u.k. having a new prime minister to resign may steps down but those who know or say that's unlikely to happen because she has been. maybe not many things but one thing she has been and that was that's tough she's tough. and she's deaf and been tough
through these negotiations however. you were touching on this how much confidence do you think e.u. leaders have in may's ability to go home now and get those m.p.'s to accept the deal that she has already and go she did in fact this extension deal as two possibilities maybe that's even implying that they don't have a whole lot of confidence in her. well i think i could add to that the very short way they have absolutely zero. confidence here that theresa may is able to deliver on that with all agree with that why should they she's failed twice she's not speaking on behalf of anybody it seems you think she promise failed to materialize and. it's not you know rocket science it's not hard analysis that brings us to this conclusion even the parliamentarians back home say exactly the same things so that is why by the way the leaders took matters into their own hands building this two step system and did not follow the lead up to resubmit they'd said we need to avoid
a no deal bragg's it next week we need to make sure that we have at least a small extension maybe just to get ready for some of the basic things that they need to get ready for in the case of a no deal bragg's it and maybe even giving the chance for whoever follows theresa may is that ever happens in the near future is to say that to give him a chance maybe to to ask for a longer extension to participate in european elections and maybe recall the second referendum or snap elections massive in about forty seconds left i think what a lot of people do want to know is is there any chance any path for the u.k. still to remain in the e.u. . you know all options are on the table if they apply for a long extension participate in the european elections who knows what will happen all right max often after a long night there in brussels thank you very much now let's
take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. thousands of people in new zealand have traveled to christ church to attend a muslim call to prayer marking one week since a gunman killed fifty people in a terror attack against two mosques in the city the memorial comes a day after the government announced its benefits plan to ban semi-automatic and military style weapons by next month. u.s. president donald trump as said that the golan heights should become a recognized part of israel after fifty two years it's time for the united states to fully recognize israel's sovereignty over the golan heights that's what trump tweeted israel's claim to the territory is not recognized by the international community. former brazilian president michel has been arrested in connection with a large scale corruption investigation prosecutors say to him there was arrested on charges related to alleged graft in the construction of
a nuclear power plant terror was presidents of brazil from twenty sixteen to twenty eighteen he has denied any wrongdoing. almost one hundred people have drowned after a ferry capsized on the tigris river close to the iraqi city of mosul most of the victims were women and children celebrating the kurdish new year and the arrival of spring the boat was crossing the river and heading towards an amusement park iraqi prime minister a dead body declared three days of national mourning. the lucky survivors coming on shore. his father had feared he would never see his children again. many didn't make it out of the water alive after the boat fearing them across the tigris overturned. carried off by the currents they drowned as horrified bystanders looked on. some risk their own life to help.
mosul is no stranger to disaster iraq's second largest city was ravaged by the war against the so-called islamic state liberated from the terror group after months of bitter fighting in two thousand and seventeen its inhabitants desperately crave a return to normality the amusement parks restaurants and cafes on this stretch of the river had offered an escape from the tough post-war reality. but it's here that horror returned to mosul. thursday was world down syndrome day millions of people are born with the genetic condition and many struggle to integrate fully into society but there are some exceptions and that takes us to a cafe in the iranian capital tehran you can get a cup of coffee and a lesson in the benefits of giving people with down syndrome a chance to hold down a job. in the. this completely in his
element serving couple chinos to the guests in this cafe to waiting tables as his first ever job and the forty year old is loving every second of it. you know i like the cafe it's big and it's nice. that's why i'm so grateful to the . that every night when i go to bed i thank. for that. he and the others who work here have little chance of finding work elsewhere iran's job market discouragingly in such a bad state that over a third of college educated young iranians are on employed for people with special needs it's become nearly impossible to find work. for most of those people there's nothing to do once they finish school they just stay at home but we're convinced it's good for them to show people that they have other abilities not just good for them it's also good for their families they're
often sad because they can't do anything but here they can show just what they're capable of. more than forty people living with down syndrome autism work here regularity everybody pitches in doing what they can brewing coffee waiting tables or entertaining the guests with music. they all get paid for their work except for the cafe owner he she runs a deficit every month there are very few government programs to support social projects like this one in the islamic republic. we've never received support from any kind of organization it's a completely independent project founded and financed privately we're totally self dependent. giving up is not an option because every day she sees
just how much this work means to him ron and the others. i used to just be with my father. you know but father look at me. i finally made it. oh i'm famous and go through life with my head raised high see. you. with a positive attitude imran and his colleagues have created an atmosphere found nowhere else in the islamic republic. i. know of a cafe here in iran could get away with this level off of all the t.v. imran and the others i'm making the best off being a little bit different and have transformed coffee down two thousand into a place that's bursting with positivity.
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