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>> this is dw news. britain's parliament votes to put the brbrakes on brexit. lawmakers force the government to ask brussels for a three-month delay to the start of the u.k.'s departure from the european union but will the e.u. say yes and will more time fix britain's breaks it mess? -- brexirt mess? a former british soldier is charged for his part in a mass shooting in northern ireland. british troops gunned down
civilians in what became known as the bloody sununday masassac. aa wideninin sex scandal grips south korea's music industry. kpop stars face question after admitting they shared nonconsensual pornography. ♪ i'm breakoff. -- brent goff. welcome. tonight, perhaps the answer to brexit is more time. british lawmakers have voted in favor of delaying the country's departure from the european union by three-month. the government motion passed today by 412 votes to 202. all 27 other e.u. member states will still need to agree to the delay. the prime minister now plans to have another go at getting the
deal that she agreed with the e.u. through parliament. that will be in a vote next week. if mp's back that deal, the government will request a three-month extension. if they reject it, london will try to seek a longer extension. let's take the story to our correspondent barbara wesel. she joins us in london. good evening. so, we've had three nights of votes in westminster. now it looks like we're going to try to get more time. is there any proof that more time is going to be the fix for the brexit chaos? barbara: no, of course not, brent, but it is the latest news from the great brexit show ongoing in london new since the beginning of the week. and, something i can promise, going to be continued next week. stay with us. because on next tuesday what we'll have now is theresa may
will bring the withdrawal deal back to parliament for a third time, after having been resoundingly beaten twice. but memories are short. so, she will try again. and, at the same time, she promised this is what the news is. she promised that she would go afterwards to the european council to the other 27 members of the european union and say, please, can we have a short delay of three months? that is if she gets the deal through. if she doesn't, yes, then we are in totally uncharted waters because she is set to ask for, six months, nine months, a year or two years? brent: correct me if i am wrong but the e.u. is looking at this and they want proof that more time will actually fix this problem. there isn't proof. there is no brexit deal, is there?
barbara: there is no proof. if she gets the deal through on next tuesday, then, of course, things will be relatively easy for her. as you can go to brussels and say, listen, it was difficult but i managed to do it in end. look at this, this is like the majority in parliament for the deal. and please give me three months to get the legal side sorted out and whatever these ends are out there, and maybe she only needs two months. that will be the easy part. if she loses again next week then nobody knows what will happen. brexit will be delayed indefinitely. britain will probably have to participate in the european elections in may. and, so, it is completely open, completely up in the iar. and, of course, it will be definitely be end of her career, because what happened tonight already was this prolongation, with this extension is that 188 of her own parliamentarians voted against her. so she got this extension vote
with the votes of the opposition. and her position that is already in shreds is weakened even further. brent: people around the world will be scratching their heads and asking if the brexit deal that theresa may negotiated, if that has been rejected twice, how can it be presented for a third time, next week and how can anybody expected to pass? barbara: maybe three times is the key. however, what she is really doing as she is putting the gun up to the heads of her hard line brexiteers and, telling them, ok, folks, you can get brexit with a short extension, that is not too painful. if you vote for the deal. if you jump your shadow and vote for the deal. however if, you're not going to do that, then we will go on talking about brexit for months
and months and years and years to come. it might never happen at all. so, what would you rather have? that is utter blackmail. however, it might work. brent: it might, yes. as you said last night, maybe the of reached peak brexit. barbara wesel on the story. thank you. for more, i'm joined if the big table by derek, the berlin correspondent for the irish times. good to have you. so, what do you make of the possibility that next week the parliament is going to be asked a third time to vote on the brexit plan that it already rejected twice? >> it's a reminder of those horror films, the monster is not quite dead. the brexit monster is coming at us for a third time. theresa may is hoping that actually things, the --sequel she's hoping the quality of the
vote will go in her favor. but the numbers opposed are drop ping. they said, we are not reopening the deal. it is up to finding a legal way to bring some of the doubters o nside. -- on side. the people in northern ireland who have really imposed anything that would cut them off from the rest of the u.k. i think the hard brexiteers in london they do not want any of this. but maybe the northern irish can be brought on side. theresa may can say, look we are getting there. it is very slow but we are getting there. the people and europe have said we need a credible justification for an extension. she has to find something that look or tastes credible. brent: it is window dressing. here is the plan, that has been rejected twice, but a third time is the charm. that is what she will have to tell brussels. >> as they say in german, hope
dies last. what can she do? at this stage, she is trying to get something, anything. she's looking to see if there is anything left the european union can do for her. brent: the backstop. the whole dilemma that has been at the center of the brexit chao s for two years, that has not been result. >> no, i'm from the ireland. the irish said in 2016, do you mind if we sort this out first? it was pushed back and that is where we find yourself now. we don't want to be in the news, we do not want to stop britons seeking out bright new hopeful future outside of the european union, but, as our politicians and ireland have said, we believe that peace is more important than politics. and this is our arlington we had 20 years of peace. the r risk thatat this could bea provocation -- border control or anything, that is why they want the status quo in stone.
that is what the british have never had on their radar before and that is starting to come back and haunt them. brent: yes or no? will the e.u. agree to a three-month delay? >> what is three more months? brent: we appreciate your insights, thank you. where are some of the stories making headlines around the world. hungary's prime minister has asked the leaders of the european parliament's conservative grouping to reconsider their proposal to expel his own political party. in his letter to the people's party, viktor orban apologized for calling offensive feelings or insults with his anti-e.u. and anit-immigrant billboard campaign. he said he would not change his political decisions on immigration. authorities as the voc you have charged a multimillionaire businessman with ordering the murder of an investigative
journalist and his fiancée. kuchner who owns a dozen company has been in custody on suspicion of fraud. the shooting death -- of martina -- in their home shocked the nation and also led to public protests. brbristling cap papaid tribute o the black rights activist mario franco who was gunned down a year ago today in downtown rio de janeiro. the anniversary comes in a week that a senior rest of two police. officers in connection with the counselors murder it has been revealed the countries knew far right present, president bolsonaro, knows one of the suspects. now to the united states. the senate has voted to terminate president trump's national emergency declaration over the situation on the border with mexico. the final vote was 59-41, with 12 republicans crossing party
lines to join the democrats inin rebuki thehe presidentnt. tit would be his first veto. he declared thee emergencycy to access billions of dollars and findings for a border wall with mexico which he says is urgently needed. for more on this, let's go to washington. helena humphrey is on the story for us tonight. good evening to you. it looks bad for trump. how bad of a setback is it for his wall project? helena: i would say it is a setback that the president himself knew was coming when he declared this national emergency on the lawn of the white house weeks ago p he said he anticipated resistance, that he anticipated this to go through the court system. what is a set back for the president is the number of republican senators who essentially broke ranks. we saw 12 senators, that was not
enough to rule out the possibility of a veto and the president says he will detail, and 20 minutes ago i saw a tweet "just saying the word veto." what we can expect is this to go through the legal system, all the way up to the supreme court. it'll be really interesting there, because this is about the separation of powers. at the same time, new justice brett kavanaugh says he is in favor of an expansion and presidential powers. at the same time, of course, this border wall is a key promise from trump' presidential campaigns. today, 600 days to go till the 2020 election. he knows this is something he has to deliver on. brent: for the past two years, we have talked about trump's support in the republican party being almost monolithic. are we seeing now the breakdown of trump's clout among
republicans? helena: this is interesting, because the white house had reckoned it could limit the number of " defectors" to a handful, 10, today we saw 12. some republican senators have been very vocal about basically for weeks now, susan collins, mitt romney, marco rubio but at the same time we know the president does keep something a kin to a list of who has been naughty and nice. we did see senator tom tillis who had offered an oped saying he was so outraged about this declaration of a national emergency and yet today he did not break ranks. he's got a key primary election coming up which will be difficult. so, although we did see some republicans break ranks, still there is, you know, some concern perhaps about how the president would view such a move. brent: a very good point.
helena humphrey on the story for us in washington. thank you. well, to venezuela now. a german journalist there is being held in prison in the midst of a national power struggle, electricity failures and food shortages. the freelancer billy six has been under arrest without charge since november. he is now on a hunger strike. germany has reduced his diplomatic staff and the journalist's family says they fear that billy is being forgotten. reporter: journalist billy six before his arrest reporting on his youtube channel about the rising cosost of living in venezuela. the 32-year-old german has been imprisoned in caracas since november last year, accused of espionage, rebellion and violence. home, his parents are demanding the german government do more to secure his release. >> we have sent letters to the 709 members of the german parliament,only 35 have replied.
half said they thought the german foreign office and embassy were doing a goodd job. reporterer: six has worked for right-wing publications and his. reports show his political leanings. his parents have found support from the alternative for deutsche land party. the afd says -- >> unlike germany the colombian and spanish governments have amended the immediate and unconditional release of the journalists. the germans have not done so. reporter: reporters without borders says it is concerned about the journalists'well-being . >> the situation in venezuela is very unstable. there are basically two rival presidents. the german ambassador has had to leave the country. we don't have hope that this situation will change anytime
soon. we know of no valid charges that have been brought against him. without charges, he should bee released immediately. reporter: the german foreign office says it visited billy six in.prison his parents continue to campaign for his freedom. brent: prosecutors in northern ireland charged a former british soldier for his part in the bloody sunday massacre 47 years ago. on january 30, 1972, british troops fired on unarmed protesters in londonderry. then covered up what had happened. 13 people died in what became one of the worst episodes of the northern irish troubles. families of the victims, they are still searching for justice. >> ♪ we shall overcome reporter: families and supporters of the victims
marched ahead of the decision on charges against former british soldiers. then the public prosecutor made the announcement -- one person would be charged. >> a decision has been taken to prosecute one f former soldier, soldier f. for the murder of james ray. and fofor the murder of william mckinney. charges will also be brought for the attempted murder off josepeh freihl, michael quine, joe maho n, and patrick o'donnell. reporter: on sunday, january 30, 1972, paratroopers opened fire on people protesting britain's detention of suspected irish nationalist in a mainly catholic neighborhood of londonderry, killing 13 and wounding 15. 38 years later, government inquiry determined that the paratroopers fired without warning and none of the victims had been armed or posed a
threat. vivictims families said they wee disappointed thahat after 47 yes only one soldier was being charged. >> the public prosecution service have had a long time to consider the evidence, and we believe the evidence to convict more soldiers has slipped by. and they've basically narrative down to one soldier. we've always believed the evidence is there to convict each and every soldier who murdered our love once on bloody sunday. reporter: some army veterans who served in northern ireland assailed the decision to bring charges against soldier f. >> i think it is appalling. absolutely appalling that, after all these years to bring these charges up. on the soldiers just doing their jobs. it is a very difficult job in a warlike situation. you have got to make split second decisions under trying circumstances. reporter: bloddody sunday was oe
of the darkest days of the northern ireland conflict. whether this trial will bring anything like closure is an open question. brent: for more i'm joined by brian dooley senior r advisor of the ngo human rights first an expert on civil rightsts in northern ireland. good to have you on the show. we're talking about criminal charges coming 47 years after the massacre. is this justice better late than never, or are we looking at aa new attempt t to deliverer juste in northern irelandnd brian: the justitice has beenn delayed for so long. you havave to say, really, foror momost of t those famililies ant of the people who survived being shot, justice is largrgely deni. and you heard t theree the disappointment from many of the families. but that's not to undermine the massive achievement which the families have e managed to secue in getting at least one prosecution. i mean, really, eight years ago, a full independenent
investigation came to the conclusion that those that have been shot had been on arms and posed no threat. the logical extension of that was, well, if they were shot and they were posing no threat, shouldn't the prosecutors be prosecuted? it has taken eight years, and it looks like only one soldier will be prosecuted. i heard the families talking about this being peter sweet -- bittersweet, a mix of achievement and disappointment but the families have reacted in a very restrained and dignified way, saying that justice for one family is justice for all. so, on the principle of will al l the soldiers get away with it, we will have to wait for the bird that looks like there is an attempt to convict at least one. as i understand it, this decision can be appealed. so thehe families are going to lookok to make the d director of public prosecutions service l lk
again toto see if they might win that to chargege mor soldierse. it is a big moment in the history of the irish trouble today. brent: the fact that we are talking about just one soldier, on the outside it seems troubling because it could be perceived as token justice and not an attempt really to find a ll the perpetrators and bring them to justice. but, from what i'm hearing from you, do you get the sense that this will continue and more people will be charged? there had to be more than one soldier who was, who cocould possibly be a sususpect, ririgh? brian: right. so, 17 soldiers were under consideration. 17 soldiers who were t there tht day who apparently plplayed some part in what happened a and wo are still alive were undeder consideration. it is a discipline that only one of those was charged -- it is a disappointment. from what i heard from the
lawyers and those close to the families in the last few days they were hoping that three or four more, there might be enough evidence to push charges. one clearly is not enough. although, for the families and for the survivors and for the community, i mean, the victims there go beyond those people that were killed and shot. the damage done to the community and the damage done to northern ireland is really in measurable. but, yeah, one isn't enough. there mightht be more. there are likely to be more prosecutions in other cases but t again, i would not want to pick t -- pit this ass a failure by the familieies. they have won a big victory today in securing what w would haveve been unimaginable 4-47 years ago in getting a british soldier charged with murder. brent: brian dooley helping us understand the complicated store that== story that has a 50 year history as well.
thank you. well, south korea's k-pop sex scandal claimed another high-profile star. yan -- has quit the band highlight, and apologized for his involvement in sherry nonconsensual pernod ricard. -- nonconsensual pornography. after another singer admitted secretly filming women and shsharing the fofootage with otr k-pop stars.. reporter: k-pop careers ending where they began in front of the cameras. singer from the band drug restaurant has himself over to police for questioning after admitting to filming sex with women and sharing videos with other celebrities. >> i am really sorry to the public for causing concern. i will fully cooperate with the investigation. i am sorry. i am sorry. reporter: another star world, li
-- seen here earlier with white hair together with his band big bang. he has been accused of providing prostitutes to business partners. he maintains he is innocent while putting on a display of contrition. >> i deeply apologizes again to our people and everyone around me who has been hurt and suffered damage. reporter: the scandal coincides with growing outrage in south korea over men filming women and public with hidden cameras. >> there are so many s sual abuse cases today. as a woman i have become more worried. chun jun yung was a top korean star and a public figure. whatat he is done is not just personal, it has severe social consequenceses, too.
reporter: as police continue their investigations into k= -pop other stars maybe you to fall. brent: for the first time in 13 years there will be no german clubs in the quarterfinals. they all crashed out in the round of 16. it's raised questions about whether bundesliga clubs have what it takes to compete. reporter: in 2013, bayern munich and dortman faced off in an all german champions league final and six years later not one will compete in the quarterfinals. it's been a gradual decline and one that has many wondering if german clubs can remain competitive at the highest level. >> the fact that we did not achieve what i had in mind was certainly also our fault. but, above all, it is due to liverpool who attacked earlrly and d we were not able to break free. that is why we did not make it. we did not deserve to win.
reporter: bayern were surprisingly toothless at home and their second-class against liverpool but they have won six straight titles, highlighting the lack of world-class opponents they face in germany. furthermore, the bundesliga lacks the financial cloud of top european clubs but is it time to panic? they are in transitional phases under new coaches who are rebuilding their teams with promising young talent. dortman midfielder thomas dulaney believes the future is bright despite a 4-0 loss. >> ass far as i s see it, it's o comparabable teams. the way we want to play football in the biggestst differences may be t the -- it's three years ahd of us as a team. they've been together for a long period. we also want to keep our squad and we have some young players that will grow and we will be a
better team. reporter: money certainly talks but with time and good management, it's still possible that bundesliga clubs can return to the top of european football. brent: you're up-to-date with dw news. i will be back to take you through the day. team coverage of tonight vote in the british parliament, the vote to request a delay in the beginning of brexit. stay with us. ♪ ♪
noxious substances. first british mps have voted overwhelmingly to ask the european union to delay bricks it's a majority of two hundred and ten and he's voted for the government to seek an extension of article fifty the has previously ruled that there must be a credible reason. for an extension question is do you. fifteen days with no deal after the prime minister's withdrawal agreement was twice rejected and please provide on that deal.