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this is g.w. newsline from berlin britain's prime minister boris johnson takes a dramatic step he says he has asked the queen to shut down the parliament until just a few weeks before for exact opponents are calling the plan outrageous and a dark day for democracy. also coming up it is decision time in italy political parties must reach an agreement today on forming
a new coalition government or the country will face fresh elections and polls say that is likely to push western europe's 1st of the far right government in power. that we are in love climate models slid over to the wrong very highly. teenage activist grettir to unberth prepares to o'bryant in new york after sailing across the atlantic for the u.n. climate summit we'll take a look at how our trip is being covered on social media. welcome to d w news i'm sumi so misconduct it's being called an explosive announcement british prime minister forced johnson says his government will shut down parliament on till 2 weeks before britain's exit from the european union which is planned now for october 31st opponents call the move on. democratic saying it will give
lawmakers less time to potentially pass legislation to stop a no deal brags that but johnson says the suspension is justified as i said on the steps of down the street we're not going to wait until october the 31st before getting on with our plans to take this country forward and to do that we need new legislation we've got to be bringing forward new and important bills and that's why we are going to have a queen speech and we're going to do it on october the 14th and we've got to move ahead not with a new legislative program let's go to the masters in london with the latest high very good this is a dramatic announcement today from boris johnson what does it mean. he's really showing steely determination to indeed leave the european union at the end of october he said when he became prime minister he would do that do or die and he's now increasing the pressure on everybody 1st and foremost increasing the
pressure on the european union he's showing them we are going to leave i'm doing everything i can i'm even suspending my own parliament i'm doing everything i can so that would be we leave at the end of october so he wants also the european union to make last minute concessions with the agreement that the u.k. and the you have negotiated which hasn't gone through column and so he wants more concessions and then once again still 3 he wants it at any cost because itself is the high stakes gamble and it could go wrong and then he u.k. would leave the e.u. at the end of october without any deal and that would be economic chaos if nothing else for for the u.k. and also for the european union and during his statement earlier a journalist asked force johnson explicitly if this is a move to prevent parliamentary debate let's listen to what he had to say and how the opposition labor leader germy corbin has responded. and that is completely
true if you look at what we're doing we're bringing forward a new program croix hospitals and making sure that we have the education funding that we need and there will be ample time on both sides of that crucial october the 17th summit ample time in poland the m.p.'s to debate the e.u. debate british and who they are protesting in the strongest possible terms on behalf of my party and i believe all the other opposition parties are going to try to meet with this and simply say. suspending parliament is not acceptable it's not on the promises to it's a sort of smash and grab on up. crecy is a force true. from the european union what you so afraid. to spend. discussing these matters so when parliament does meet on his timetable very briefly next week the 1st thing we'll do is determine legislation to prevent what he's
doing and secondly to challenge a motion of confidence at some point. so very good jeremy corbyn and many other lawmakers are not happy with boris johnson's move here but how likely is what corbin just suggested there so legislation to prevent johnson from a shutting down parliament. it's very tight when it comes to time i mean this is what johnson is intending he's really squeezing the timetable so already it's not very easy for opposition m.p.'s to come together they are not the united front unlike the government whose shows ruthlessness to put their agenda to through they have not been very successful in the polls to find a common strategy now they have been meeting yesterday and they have said they will put forward legislation that will try and do everything but it's not a clear strategy as yet and johnson really limits that's hard to come together and
to prevent crashing out of the european union at the end of october and what about the question of possible no confidence vote what are opposition lawmakers chances there. well gary coleman has said that this is an option for them and again is has been and the paul's very very tricky to get to get all the stocks in a row because for a no confidence vote he also needs the conservative m.p.'s and it's very very. unlikely or it's not something that's very often that conservative m.p.'s vote against their own government so the question is. all right to speak in to us there in london looks like we've just lost her line again reporting on the story from london now to some other stories making news
around the world a global wildlife summit in geneva has concluded with agreements for a new protection for endangered species trade in giraffes and other animals will be regulated for the 1st time protections for elephants are to be tightened delegates representing some 180 countries took part in the 12 day meeting. a spokesman for brazil's government says the country would accept foreign aid to help fight the fires currently raging in the amazon as long as the government controls that cash that comes after president charbel sonar urgently turned down aid from g 7 countries saying the money came with strings attached. to explosions have ripped through separate police checkpoints in gaza city killing 3 policemen and wounding passers by the hamas controlled interior ministry there declared a state of emergency there was no claim of responsibility but the blasts were reminiscent of previous rounds of infighting between hamas and other islamists. and 2 people have been confirmed dead in japan as heavy rains pounded the southern
island of q should authorities told hundreds of thousands of residents to leave their homes and it's landslide and flood warnings and weather officials say the rains are the region's worst in 50 years. it's set to be a decisive day in italian politics the country's president has told the 5 star movement and the democratic party that they have to reach an agreement today on forming a new governing coalition if they fail he will call new elections far right interior minister matteo salvini triggered the collapse of the government by withdrawing his support earlier this month. it's at least presidential politics is a busy place these days. negotiators for a new at talian government left talks on tuesday with no clear signal as to whether they have reached a final agreement on who is going to be at the least next prime minister. the previous officeholder giuseppi content resigned his post last week bringing italy's
populist government to a swift end after just 14 months in power. contact who says interior minister matteo sub vini of wanting to rule by himself. we don't need men with absolute power. but people with a strong sense of responsibility. with salvini the leader of italy's right wing likud party told senators he triggered the government crisis because he wanted to bring about snap elections. before they. will do everything that i did all over again thank. everything with the great strength of being a free man. it means i'm not afraid of being judged by the italian.
his supporters have been out in force chanting elections now elections now solving these bids for power comes amid high poll numbers reflecting widespread support for his tough stance on migration. if the 5 star movement is unable to secure a coalition deal italy's president is expected to call an early election for november. and we can speak to journalists sima in rome now so the 5 star movement has the most seats in parliament and has to find a majority by the afternoon what is the latest that you're hearing there on negotiations but what we do know is that representatives of the 5 star movement as well as the center left democratic party talks right now to try and work out some kind of a deal they have that did line put in place by the president so what we do know is
that divisions to remain but to clearly on the roll that you rejected my hope will play in any kind of new government now he's the leader off the 5 and the current deputy prime minister so there was a lot of attacks by the by and the 5 star who went on the against the democratic party in the past and so there are factions in both parties that want to have absolutely nothing to do with the job that we've already heard such as representatives of each party saying well if this coalition is formed i need the party all to get this so i'm not at stake though what is motivating these parties is that it's their desire to sure that salvini and his the party does not go to pot and to avoid any kind of elections and the instability that will create so much a friend that is currently holds will be taken all that if the different political factions and parties unfold and he's expected to make some kind of statement as to
what's going to come out of this how he could go to elections all i'll be good to see this new coalition formed i'd like to today or tomorrow. see my you mention the far right league leader matteo salvini his plan was to force early elections how has this been working out for him. well the question remains here in italy as to whether this was a gross miscalculation on salvini spot i mean really or was it the wrong step to do a bad time need perhaps in deciding to pull the plug on this coalition at this point in time we have seen certain polls saying some support for him has dropped as a result of this i think many italians are tired of elections tired of turning to bullets and concerned about what this instability will mean in terms of the situation of the economy in the country and so perhaps this was a mistake on his spot or if at all could there be new elections at the moment it
seems some like there will be some kind of coalition but we'll have to see what comes out of talks between the 5 star movement and the democratic party and what decision much the relative a journalist seem good in rome bringing us today thank you seem a. after 14 days at sea swedish climate activist gratitude is about to arrive in new york a she's headed to a u.n. environmental summit and she wanted to travel without leaving a carbon footprint of a 16 year old began her transatlantic journey from plymouth in the united kingdom and traveled across the atlantic in some fairly rough conditions. racing across the atlantic to fight climate change in a yacht that leaves no carbon footprint gated to him bug on a mission to change the world and get to the u.n. climate summit in new york without flying. but it's not all been plain sailing.
we're doing finding. love. love love a real love the models would never go wrong way. the 16 year old set off from the southwest of england 2 weeks ago some criticized what they saw as a publicist stunt but to make no apology i mean i am not telling anyone what to do or what not to do i'm just doing this because i want to do this myself and i am one of the very very few people in the world who actually can do this and then i think i should take that charles to do this. last year gretta to newburgh began fridays for a future each friday the swedish teenager would skip school in order to campaign against climate change from outside the country's parliament her school strike soon
spread around the world. and so deter message she is now the young face of environmental activism. it's been quite a journey for 2 in bed. and with the united states now in his sights this is just the start. and fully only a standing in battery park in new york right there the place where gratitude is due to dock good to see you when is she expected to arrive. hi sue me well that's the $1000000.00 question but the latest we have is that she is expected to dock here in. the marina here as you said in battery park around lunch time $215.00 local time the latest we heard is that she is still at the moment dealing with customs and immigration but as i said it will be around lunchtime when she will arrive here in manhattan and i'm sure to be plenty of
people waiting to see here because the media are already gathering and also loads of people who want to give her a warm welcome are beginning to arrive to you know how well that's the question of how she really been making headlines there in the u.s. is there this sense of expectation that she's going to arrive today. well sumi what surprised me actually you know compared perhaps to europe it hasn't actually been making as many headlines i would say in the past 24 hours or so it certainly has been making more waves bought as i said it seems that you know the youth of today are are getting their news online and i've been following or i'm following her progress by tracking her on twitter and on facebook and so on so they are saying that there are going to be many crowds here this afternoon. publicly as for us at battery park there in new york ahead of gratitude arrival thank you.
or as we heard there a lot of media attention on gratitude berg's arrival also a lot of social media attention being paid to this trip and our reporter my actuators been looking into that for us hi my how big is the hype we're just hearing there from from public online and on social media so as he said that is where young people get their news these days and it was a lot of young people who she has inspired around the world to take part in these fridays for future demonstrations she now has more than a 1000000 followers on twitter and facebook and close to 3000000 instagram which is where she was primarily documenting this voyage and you see all sorts of supportive comments calling her a hero telling her to be brave thanking her for doing this recently a lot of comments telling her that she should really specifically address the issue of the amazon burning so we'll be looking for that when she gives her speech at the u.n. climate action summit in september which is why she made this journey in the 1st place yeah let's not forget we're talking about this one small woman who started
this basically one woman movement picketing in front of the swedish parliament and now it's grown into this huge worldwide movement for climate action well it wouldn't be social media if there were negative comments as well so what are her critics saying absolute well of course there's the usual lot of conspiracy theories people you know picking on a 16 year old girl because she has a. there's accusations about her being manipulated either by or parents or by certain companies that are sponsoring her or that she just doesn't know what she's talking about because she's too young but one of the biggest questions which is something that she herself brought up was she said there are very few people in the world who can do this so i feel like i should do it and it does sort of raise this issue of well being environmentally friendly in many cases can be very costly and there are a lot of people out there who just really can't afford to be more environmentally friendly traveling by ship the way she did or by yacht cost money and takes a lot of time traveling by plane takes a lot less time he even here in germany traveling by train is sometimes more
expensive than flying and takes a lot longer these are just things that we have to ask ourselves in our everyday life how can we make a difference how are the choices that we're making affecting things and certainly her message is a good one of how do we reduce our overall impact but realistic solutions is something that is being brought up a lot when i talk about credit to embark on right our reporter myron schrader with us here in our studio thank you miles. you're watching d.w. news still to come he is 102 years old and still teaching in the fall will meet leo coach while i can find out why his life is still going so swimmingly. but 1st they are in opposing sides in the war in syria but turkish president budget met with russian president vladimir putin on tuesday both insisting they want to defuse tensions in syria's northern province russian backed syrian forces have stepped up their campaign against rebels their opposition forces holding it live
have reportedly lost at least 50 combatants recently and the new offensive has also forced thousands of civilians to flee. i do nestles keep trying and he's family are finally safe all 7 of them beneath a top poland in a bare room in the extreme heat but anything is better than a life surrounded by falling bombs. the family fled to the north of syria from the south of. their house had collapsed in the tack i've do's leg was injured one of his daughters was killed. imagine your child dying in front of your eyes and you can't do anything you can't carry her away i can't describe what kind of feelings 1st. since the end of april syrian forces had to be a bomb to the south of italy government troops are also on the ground despite a ceasefire. the province laws in the northwest of syria on the border of turkey
it's the last rebel stronghold turkey sides with the rebels and has a rated observation posts in italy. turkey already controls areas in neighboring provinces it's from here they wish to keep kurdish forces in the north east of syria in chick russia syria's closest allies are also involved in the offensive it has taken part in iraq and provided special forces. 400000 people have fled the fighting and now on the move north many are stranded in refugee centers like the at my camp in cramped quarters and without knowing what comes next. i don't know as a kid and his family want to flee to turkey or to europe in hope of a better future. they have a better life than the children go to school our children have nothing no proper food no clothes no school nothing at all. nothing. but the road to
turkey is blocked like so many others across syria millions of people are trapped living in fear of yet more attacks from the year. since the turn of the century the number of people over the age of 100 has risen markedly the un counts more than half a 1000000 at the moment but how do you get old and stay young berliner. as 102 and still giving swimming lessons. violet maybe they won't hold the same teacher at the grand old age of 100 into his still given classes every week at the school in burnie. thanks swimming is space. for. our enemies doing sports is one of the biggest joys in life. was forever. i keeping
feet has certainly helped to keep you know young. the full metal worker who wanted to stay active when you talk about 40 years ago. he quantified as a swimming instructor and has been teaching children ever since. i just love being with the kids i do it all for free. tonight. more than a 1000 children have taken to the water the. kids age doesn't bother them. so i told his little don't. holler don't use. but he's really helpful and very patient. if you leave it to the teachers like. you i am waiting for my kids.
to get that. 7 all blue school x. are full of. they were fearful it's all over very proud to have him with you so sick of her as a here's a great. of humor is wonderful with children obama keeps them young. i'm not that young anymore. but it's still in. our country yes. i can do pretty much anything if i want to get a little bit older i'm not enough just yet. and it's children expect to see him diving in every thursday results failed. thank. you now you come in. itself a conduit. you know the days i used to die from the 5 minutes aboard the ship
are. you. ok with the sweltering heat we've been having this summer in europe winter sports just aren't possible in august but they do make sense in some areas of the southern hemisphere where it is winter and their snow at a meet in new zealand china snowboarders swept the podium in the men's wearhouse final here's a young one what an impressive brung us the chinese gear up for the beijing winter olympics in 2022 but he only managed to manage 2nd place at number 121 way finished 1st. now to the 2nd day of the u.s. open tennis tournament at defending women's champion now in the osaka is through to round 2 after a 3 sec win over an uplink over on the men's side a former champion rough rough on the dollar easily beat australian john nomen
a 2nd seed prevailed 636262 in new york. billionaire iran mosques commercial space company called space x. successfully tested and early prototype of a rocket that it hopes will one day take astronauts to mars the star hopper took off from a launch pad in texas this was a low altitude test with the craft slowly rising 215 meters and then propelled itself to a landing pad or touched down after a couple of minutes it was powered by the company's do raptor engine which plays a key role in math and fission up to 7 raptors would be used to propel his mars spacecraft. coming up on d. w. news asia the president of the philippines is on a collision course with china. is visiting beijing with a clearer task from back home stand up to his hosts over their aggression and the south china sea. and as india controlled kashmir remains in lockdown what is
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