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this is g w news live from berlin tonight the consequences of violent protests chile says it will not be able to host 2 major global summit chile's president is struggling to end days of unrest he says the top 25 climate summit in the apec trade summit can no longer take place in his country also coming up policing online hate speech the german government announces a new proposals to stop the spread of extremist views on the internet.
and a damning indictment of the emergency response to the grin full tower inferno in london the fire brigade accused of serious shortcomings 72 people lost their lives in the fight. i'm burned off it's good to have you with us tonight chile has called off to international summits in what is a new setback for the embattled president sebastian pinera he says he needs to focus now on restoring call him to his country which has seen days of deadly protests at least 18 people have died in the unrest new venue's now have to be found for the cup $25.00 climate summit and for the apec trade summit which was scheduled to bring together world leaders including u.s. president donald trump and china's president she's in pain.
days chile's capital santiago has resembled a war zone. protesters throwing rocks and stones at police. they responding in kind with water cannon. tear gas and more. it's against this backdrop that chile's embattled president has taken a decision he must regret. to cancel hosting not one but 2 upcoming international summits will send the most 11 that will be deeply lament the problems and the inconvenience that this decision will have on apec as well as for the cup 25 summit. that all of us the as president of all chileans have to always put the problems and interests of the
chileans their necessities and their hopes 1st. the middles. president pinera has already replaced a 3rd of his cabinet in his latest attempt to quell the on the rest. think should be in this continue to take to the streets. up to a 1000000 marching against inequality poor public services and a struggling economy. few are bothered by the decision not to host to either the apec summit in november or the un climate meeting a month later. reverend wright yes it's true these kinds of summits bring some benefits but as long as there are no laws or a new constitution to distribute those benefits it's fine to counsel them you know by fanaticism bend and so the mass protests go on as chileans to mond what they
see as a bright and fairer future. or more you know let's go to santiago we're correspondent john bartlett is standing by good evening to you john i mean this is quite a climb down for the chilean government just a few days ago the president was insisting that these 2 high profile events that they have to take place and then of course the future. yeah i think it's it's interesting it's the more you kind of let it percolate in the sort of think about what this decision means the more it makes sense it seems that when you broke was about. i think if you look from a security point of view it's not safe at the moment and i think it's probably the last place you want to be sending a load of world leaders and their own sororities and i think that from that point if he said it makes sense you're right there it's a huge climbdown i think the other with the other way of looking at it it's the kind of public relations side of things. a journalist to ask questions of
a world leader who would come to either the apec or the the court 25 summit what they thought the situation out there on the ground i think they would be unlikely to get a favorable answer from the chilean government but if you so i think this really was something that was being coming but. it does still seem pretty dramatic looking at the number of people who spent a year of their life going to putting the preparations in place and a number of volunteers and things that they've already had ready to hold at the event but it's also quite dramatic to be able to say that it's simply not safe to have people from around the world coming to chile what is driving these protests in the violence that seemingly do not want to stop. yeah i mean i don't have any doubt that the chilean government would have been able to would have been know to hold the if then i don't know if it's too dangerous for me to to do the group but it certainly seems at the moment the situation on the
streets is pretty pretty desperate and it isn't going away you are right i was out last night and the demands are still the same it was a big protest and people are basically looking at these kind of entrenched socio economic inequalities and really wanting a kind of systemic change in a real change in the model which is something very hard to come by those demands is not coalesced into a coup for a new constitution it is a movement from the opposition a plebiscite on a constitutional assembly or some kind of constitutional process which actually 2 ways of doing it here in chad it. is very difficult to comment on at the moment whether it comes to anything and whether a new constitution is indeed live but anyway i think it's a different things i think that the main concerns i think most of them can be can be kind of rooted in the constitution to some extent our correspondent john bartlett joining us tonight from santiago john thank you well now to the middle east syria's civil war has been raging for 8 years despite numerous initiatives aimed at ending the conflict one promising proposal that could pave the way to
peace is now underway in geneva delegates from the syrian government opposition and the civil society of the country have started talks on a new constitution it's hoped that the process can build trust among the warring factions and create of solid foundation for a future peace deal. it's the 1st time the main rivals in syria's civil war have met to discuss a new constitution representatives of the asset government opposition groups and civil society have gathered in geneva for talks overseen by un special envoy get paid this and he described it as a historic moment. the fact that you are here today sitting together face to face rigid to start a dialogue and negotiations. this i believe a povo food sign of hope for syrians everywhere see through to the talks of back by russia and are aimed at finding a political settlement after 8 and a half years of civil war although some kurds are involved
a political delegation from the kurdish syrian democratic forces in north eastern syria was excluded the asset government's chief representative expressed guarded optimism well of us this is a starting point for a political process to solve the crisis that has ravaged our homeland opposition and some civil society groups are advocating a constitution which would include a division of power and would be for all syrians including those living in exile years of violent conflict. 3 in syria means achieving justice and peace not winning the war. for the out of no one is expecting the talks to be easy political analysts question whether the asset government will be prepared to make concessions after recent military gains. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world to turkey's president richard pryor to one has condemned the u.s. resolution that recognizes the mass killings of armenians by all the main forces
during the 1st world war as genocide he says turkey does not recognize the vote calling it worthless the u.s. house of representatives is also calling for sanctions against turkey for its military incursion into syria because twitter says that it is banning all political advertising beginning november 22nd the company says that targeted advertising brought quote significant risks to politics the decision puts pressure on other social media platforms such as facebook the fall of suit amid increasing concern that they're being used to present misleading information to voters. beaking of the world online the german government has drawn up new proposals to get tougher on online he. speech if follows a spike in far right attacks including the murder of a politician and the attempt by a heavily armed man to storm a synagogue earlier this month the government says there is
a connection between violent ideas spread on the internet and violent acts carried out in real life. hate speech at challenge around the world across the web and one germany is taking seriously the country has reason to with officials pointing to one case out of many the murder of volatile luka a local politician shot dead earlier this year allegedly for his pro immigrant stance by a suspect found to have far right links he's believed to have carried out the crime alone but officials blame the hate filled web platforms he was part of for giving him the push to do so that they say makes online speech more dangerous than equivalent statements made in real life and under the cloud it carries a different weight depending on whether you are insulted at a bar well only you and maybe a few other people hate it or if it's online where everyone in the well attends it like that even to supply jake when we meet. the proposals agreed to by cabinet
include giving authorities more power to control investigate and prosecute extremists online that would go beyond legislation passed in 2017 which compels internet companies to delete or block certain kinds of offensive content now they'd have to report it to german law enforcement politicians have been at odds for more than a year over how to tighten regulations the government has also been frequently criticized for downplaying the far right threat but they say far right violence like the new gun murder have given them a newfound awareness. of i can't say the enough our eyes are fully open. it's imperative we step up our efforts to confront the far right terrorism and extremism and anti-semitism because we haven't viewed this in the same way as islamist terror and other things. now it's up to the bone to
turn the proposal into law they'll have to figure out how to enforce new rules against multinational companies and finance expanded law enforcement oversight of online hate speach. a damning falling in the investigation into the grim folds how were fire in london investigators say that the emergency response had serious shortcomings 72 people died in the apartment block more than 2 years ago now this report only covers the emergency response which the judge led inquiry says ahead systemic failures and was gravely inadequate our london correspondent has more. than a day to be. friends cell tower in flames the fire lost it all night people jumped out of the windows in a desperate attempt to feed the blaze joe delaney lived in films. he said the firemen couldn't get in because that key didn't fit and they seemed overwhelmed.
because. you could just see that they felt they. and some of them were in even without breathing apparatus. breathing apparatus some of them didn't have helmets even you see the chair delaney provided his video to the inquiry he says he wants to see the people responsible for the safety lapses brought to account. just getting inside the tower. people and people in courtrooms people in jail cells. you know people in print where it says what there because what you say. the inquiry has had about a catalogue of failings that led to the fire spreading uncontrollably such as fire lifts for the emergency services not working and also that the building itself did
not comply with fire safety regulations any criminal convictions that the residency is so desperately want to see are not expected any time soon they can only come out of a separate investigation that's being led by the police they inquire report criticizes the fire brigade for a series of bad decisions on the night of the fire with disastrous consequences but many people blame the local council they say complaints made before the fire were ignored and that they didn't feel safe. in the facts were neglected totally neglected for decades they had intention to sell it and therefore they were just probably waiting to phase out spent minimal money on it and gave it minimal attention because it was of minimal worth to them at the time as well we heard in a context of cuts in the context of privatisation in the conses of deregulation and
in a context of. we residents of social housing will not listen to. local people hope that there will be real change in the future and they want to see faults like those in grunfeld remedied in other buildings to avoid a repeat of the disaster. welcome to the game here or did. you talk about it. every. so you. could. hear from. when your mother was born.