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berlin. it is still makers deal another blow. reject tame the prime minister's withdrawal deal for a third time. instead of leaving the eu today britain will leave april 12 unless theresa may can convince brussels it is worth giving the u.u.k. another extenension. also on the program. millions of syrians take to the streets with their weekly demands for fresh elections. they want the country's ailing president to step down after two decades in power.
the grieving nation remembers the victims of the new zealand terror attack. >> names] >> honoring the 50 people gunned down during friday prayers two weeks ago. phil: welcome to the program. today should have been the day britain left the eu but it was a day that british lawmakers dealt the plans another blow. despite two previous defeats, theresa may was trying to get parliament to approve that withdrawal deal she agreed with russell's and gave an extension of the deadline for departure. it was not third time lucky. >> the ayes to o the right, 286,
the nos to left, 244. >> a vote in parliament and once again a defeat for the government. for the third time, prime minister theresa may's brexit plan fails. >> i fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this house. thisis house has rejected no de, itit has rejected no breaks it,n wednesday, it rejected all the variations of the deal on the table. and today, it has rejected approving of the withdrawal agreement alone. >> on april 12 there will be a wiwithdrawal without a deal unls may can negotiate a further postponement with eu. it is uncertain how long may will remain prime minister.
any conservatives are positioning themselves to replace her and the opposition wants her to leave. >> the house has been clear, this deal now has to change. there has to be an alternative found and it is the prime -- if the prime minister cannot accept that then she must go not add an indeterminate date in the future but now. >> the eu had anticipated maze defeat and will hold the special summit on april 10 two days before britain may now have to exit the union. >> without a a positive choice, the default option will be a new deal -- no deal which has bebece more likely. it wasas never our scenario bute are now prepared. reporter: that would be good news for these people, the supporters were poised to
celebrate their departure today but it is doubtful they will get with a want. >> we had a vote, we had a democratic vote, it needs to count. >> we want brexit today, we want this lot to agree to get us s ot us out as soon as possible. and they are going to betray us yet again, i fear. >> no deal, new elections, second referendum, no brags it. anything is still possible. the british parliament has once again voted and once again still nothing is clear. >> let's see we can make things a little clearer. welcome. there were plenty of protesters for and against brexit outside parliament. how are people feeling about what happened? charlotte: today was the day when the u.k. was supposed to leave the eu so a lot of the
protesters out here have come to celebrate that day and are turning into protesters. they are saying that they are angry about the situation that they wanted the u.k. to exit the european union today. that it has been delayed now and they are mad about that and mad with the political ross us in general. those are those protesters, others have come here to demand a second referendum and to stay in the eu so tensions and emotions in london really running high. phil: now that parliament has dismissed the deal, is that breaks a deal now dead? reporter: potentially end the emphasis is on potentially. theresa may could try to bring it back for a fourth time in front of parliament. judging from the comments we have heard today from members of parliament, they are fed up, they do not want to vote again.
she lost a 58 votes, that is quite a lot of people that she would have to convince otherwise. it is unlikely we are seeing any development there. the question is what comes next and two options remain, one is that the u.k. leaves by default on april 12, crashes out of the eu with potentially disastrous consequences or theresa may goes back to brussels and asks for a longer extension that parliament sits down, finds a way forward that could possibly be a new referendum. new elections to change the parliamentary arithmetic and move things forward. that would mean a longer extension and that would mean the u.k. would have to take part in the european election, something that may people here do not want. phil: how is the eu reacting to this third defeat for the deal? reporter: the expectations as charlotte pointed out, indicate us a way forward until the 10th
of april women will have a summit, that is the message that comes from brussels to the u.k. clearly, there is s frustration here that the deal that the u.k. and the u hammered out over years, it has not passeded a thd time and the scenario that brussels hopes to avoid a no deal breaks it has become all the more likely. phil: as charlotte mentioned, we are weeks away from european parliament's elections. if theresa may gets another extension, will the u.k. have to take part and how is that likely to affect campaigning? reporter: they will have to take part, they could get along extension but that would mean they would have to participate in the european election. whidbey and convenient for the parliament which has calculated how the seats of british mep's
can be distributed to the 27 countries remaining, of course, that would be the case but the lesser evil of course is that they do participate and hard brexit and no deal, a disorderly breaks it can be avoided. phil: if this disorderly breaks it happens a full, how long will it be before brits start to see a difference and what will they notice? reporter: one top conservative put it, the u.k. would be in a state of emergency and that -- brits will notice it right away and immediately. they are going to be -- there are going to be issues at the borders are basically you're going to have a hard border between northern ireland and ireland, something the eu and the u.k. have been trying to avoid. while they negotiated this deal, the u.k. will run short of foot supplies and medication supplies, we could see food rotting at the border and
lorries piling up that could bring the food that there could be transferred issues, number of issues that immediately affect people's lives here. phil: we know in the u.k. theresa may will bring this business back to parliament and there will be some more voting. what does brussels do, does brussels sit and wait for something to happen? reporter: the contingency planning is in full swing that they u -- the u resumes there is no an area. they look in all sorts of directions, how do -- new customs officers have been recruited in calais which is the border part closer to the british border. so all sorts of preparation and legal preparations are in full swing. the eu has made it very clear
what happens in a no deal breaks it is they will make a unilateral proposal to the u.k.. on citizen rights for instance but they will not come close to anything like a deal which the u.k. could negotiate. it will only be emergency operations that are taking place anand not a soft brexit that cod be prepared because the only deal is -- that is on the table is the deal ththat has been rejected a third time. phil: thank you both. let's get the view from berlin. we are joining simon young. what are you hearing from german politicians? simon: here in berlin, people are used to this impasse, they are still shocked at the lack of come from ice in westminster. but frustration continues, we heard the foreign minister say this evening that time is
running out to prevent a disorderly brexit. the same kind of language from the justice minister saying that it does look like a no deal breaks it could well happen, she said that is the worst possible option and she suggested that it is time for a second referendum and plenty of opposition politicians, free democrats and greens saying the same thing, it is time to put the decision back to the british people, many of them say, and it is time to do it pretty soon. phil: aside from directly interfering in british politics, does berlin see a way forward? reporter: indeed, other than saying this is an's have to be made very soon, there is an emphasis on it -- the ball still being in the british court, the british parliament or the
british government have to either agreeeaor set out another course of action going forward very soon but one interesting detail we have had today is it has been announced chancellor merkel will be going to ireland next thursday, she has been invited by the irish prime minister. the government spokesman said she wanted to see for herself the situation in ireland and that question of the relationship between the irish republic and northern ireland, the border has been one of the intractable problems in all of these discussions. i wonder if angela merkel thinks she can pull a surprise solution out of the hat of the -- at the last minute. phil: thank you. this has rented britain's reputation for national pragmatism. the british sense of humor has inay sane amidst
the turmoil at westminster. >> the house of commons was bennyy hill chase on acid runnig through h a salvador dali patiet -- page -- painting. it was a death-defying epic shading -- a pox shaping lunaca. >> to resume a has losost some many votes o on bricks it it los like they are stuck. i >> i am an indian and i can tell you brits take forever to leave. >> i am irish and i can confirm the sister. >> in your case it is literally forerever. >> some peoplple seem to think this movement but -- there is movement but it is running way out of control. >> breaks it is like a country ran over by a bus b by accident. they have to get off even if it is the wrong stop.
>> people on both sides thinks it iss chaos, even madness. >> watching is like ring and a whatsapp group at -- with your mates waiting foror cap. >> they see it something like ththis. phil: millions have taken to algeria's streets to demand the president's resignation. the weekly protests are against the president who has been in power for 20 years. it is the biggest protestants unrest broke out six weeks ago. -- protests since unrest broke out six weeks ago. >> veterans of the country's civil war, young men and women hacking the square outside the
post office, a place that has become the epicenter, their demand, the removal of the country's political elite. all the algerian people are present and united and peaceful demonstrations calling for them to leave, we do not want them, they must leave and if they do not, we will judge them one by one. >> it is a bit difficult that we will get there slowly and god willing, they will all go. >> these are the first her tests has since the chief of the army called for a constitutional article and declared him unfit to rule. that has led to other allies coming for his removal. but demonstrators suspect that is a ploy to enable the current regime to stay in power. >> i came out today to say no to
article 102, we are against renewing the regime, we want a real democratic country. >> article 102 removes the president but ensures the government remains as it is. so for the sixth friday in a row, algerians turned out to demand change and the removal of a president who has been in power for two decades my only be the start. phil: and to some of the other stories making news around the world, u.s. president donald trump is threatening to close the southern border with mexico next week. he suggested he would shut the border to trade and keep it closed if mexico does not stop migrants heading toward the u.s. mexico's foreign minister said his country isis a great neighbr and does not bow to threats. germany's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level for 30 years as a work boom in europe's biggest economy stands its run. only 4.9% of the workforce was unemployed in march according to
the federal labor agency, down 0.2 percentage points from last month. the film world is mourning the french filmmaker who died at the age of 90. a key figure in new wave cinema in the 1950's and 1960's, she turned to making documentaries later in life. a documentary was showcased at the berlin film festival. two astronauts have carried out another spacewalk outside the international space station. unfortunately it was not the all-female duo that nasa had promised. they worked on the space station's batteries but she hadd toto sit out t the mission becae there would not -- there were not enough spacesuits of the right size. they trained extensively for the occasion. >> trading and the johnson space center in houston has been the
highlight for christina coke -- koch and anne mclean. a dive like this last several hours until they a are completey exhausted.d. ththey practice every single stp again and again on the simulators. including exiting through the airlock. many astronauts say that leaving a space station is like jumping into the abyss from safety into the void. in their suits, they are like little space ships themselves orbiting the earth at 27,000 kilometers per hour. space to break could hit them at any time and damage their thin spacesuit. if air escapes the astronauts body can double inside -- in
size and her blood would boil. meteorites leave sharp edged craters on the space station. several astronauts have already damaged their gloves while doing assembly work in outer space. the first-ever spacewalk in 1965 was plagued with problems. russian cosmonaut -- a cosmonaut floated around in space for 12 minutes but his suit blew up so much he had to release air to get back on board. the first american to o walkn space ananwhite followed three monthshs later. the mission w was to explore the unfamiliar environment. but later, it was all about work. more than 200 spacewalks were needed to build the iss.
spacewalk have become routine but there have been problems. in 2013, an italian had to terminate his mission when his helmet again filling with water. >> the water can trickling onto he completely -- it covered my eyes and my nose, it was hard to see, i could not hear anything, it was hard to communicate. i went back using just memory basically going back to the airlock until i found it. >> over the decades, spacewalks have resulted in valuable new discoveries and in technology to make working at space is here at safer but there is always a risk, human beings are not held for space e with ace -- it's extreme temperatures and deadly rays. phil: germany has announced it will extend out -- the ban on arms sales to saudi arabia. it was imposed after the killing
of journalists them also -- journalist jamaal should go th g of a journalist. >> it is an attempt to please everyone as demanded by the spd, the german government extended their been until september 30, 2019 including new deals and weapons already purchased, a move criticized by the conservative alliance. >> cannot create a new saudi regime nor can we resolve the conflict from our perspective especially if we keep our distance and that is why i believe we have to rely on our partners in the region. a contingency plan is beieing found for these shipyayards in northern germany, coastal protection ships ordered you being built but cannot be
delivered under the ban. the german government says it might i them. exempt from the ban are projects such as the euro fighter. such permits will be renewed subject to certain conditions. that is to prevent the threat of billions in damages claims from the industry. the socialist left calls this misleading. >> the only condition imposed is the partner can't -- countries france and great britain shohoud be a servant -- assured that these armin m -- these armaments will not be used in the yemen war but that is ridiculous. >> many already fear that european partners will continue exporting part -- weapons without including germany. phil: and national memorial service has been held to remember the 50 people killed in two mosque attacks. the gunman was a self-proclaimed white supremacist to expressed
anti-muslim views. the ceremony was led by the prime minister. she channeled the grief of a nation echoing calls for a more humane world. >> [reading names] >> the names of the victims were read out one by one. as tens of thousands stood in silence and in unity. remembering, grieving, and looking inward. >> what words adequately express the pain and suffering of 15 men, womenen, and chihildren lot and so many injured, what words captpture the anguish of our mumuzzling -- muslim committee being the target of hatred and violence? what words express the grief of a city that is -- has already known so much pain? i thought there were none and
then i came here and was met with a simple greeting, peace be upon you. >> in a service that focused on diversity, the prime minister spoke of curing the viruses of hate and fear with humanity. that sentiment echoed by survivor -- i are survivor who lost his wife in the attacks. with words that turned a service of national remembrance into a stage e for love, he said he had forgiven the gunman. >> at the same time i cannot deny the fact that he is my human brother. each human being is my brother, is my sister, this is my fate and this is what allah has taught me.e. >> alongsidede the optptimism
questions about new zealand's future. >> there is a very visible push back onn racism and d i think tt is what we are hopeful as well. >> we hope to live in a peaceful worlrld and hopefully we can, te silver lining will be there. >> i hope we become a more inclusive socociety andnd it mes every indndividual thinking carefully about their attitude toward anyone who is different. >> the service tooook place near the mosque w where most ofof the victims were killed during friday prayer r two weeks agago. the prpresence of policee were reminderer that the country may never see -- be the same again. >> there is a strong m message f ununity from the people of n new zealanand and a a sensese that e are shifting focus from the initial response to long-term support for those affected and lasting change in society.
and cap slittiting the mood her, -- encncapsulating the mood her, musician yusuf islam. phil: the british prime minister has lost the latest good to get her breaks it deal through parliament despite the defeat, she could still try again. the u u.k. is scheduled to leave the eu on april 12. you can always get dw news on the go, just download that app from google play and the apple store. that will give you access to news from around the world as well as push navigations for breaking news. more in just a moment as we take a closer look at today's biggest stories. have a good day.
spanned over six decades. it wasn't a third time lucky for the british prime minister theresa may mps rejected her brexit deal once again this friday. this effectivelyly means unknown deal exit from the eu is increasingly likely in two weeks time. the european union has called for an emergency summit on the tenth of april over in london meanwhile hundreds of thousands of pro brexit supporters. took to the streets. eric okay reports