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oh. this is d.w. news live from berlin another break that extension is on the table u.k. prime minister boris johnson was compelled to write to the e.u. asking for a delay he also wrote a separate letter saying he doesn't want this comes after the u.k. parliament voted to put off ratifying his brakes a deal. also coming up after nearly a week of unrest in barcelona and our reporter on the ground takes a look at how the catalan independence movement is using new technology to organize
itself. and a top level clash in the bundesliga when unbeaten votes for it headed to title contenders life they will tell you how the bulls did in their biggest test this season. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us. the u.k.'s prime minister boris johnson has sent a letter to the european union requesting a break that deadline extension and another arguing against it johnson was required by law to ask for the delay after parliament voted to postpone ratifying his brags a deal the prime minister sent an unsigned copy of the letter via e-mail making clear how he feels about this legal requirement. of the next messages from boris
johnson. 'd one letter to e.u. consul president donald to sgt requesting a brags that extension but lest unsigned another letter to arguing against the delay this time bearing the u.k. prime minister's signature. this is the moment that prompted johnson's contradictory correspondence. the british lawmakers voted to delay approval of the breaks that deal sparked jubilation from the hundreds of thousands in london who marched for a 2nd people's vote. johnson had said initially that he would not request the delay despite the vote. i will not negotiate a delay with the e.u. . neither does the law compel me to do so i will tell all friends and colleagues in the e.u. exactly what i have told everyone in the last 88 days that i have served as prime
minister but do they would be bad for this country. and bad for democracy but legal experts and opposition labor party leader jeremy carbon said johnson was legally but today is this story day for parliament because it said it will not be blackmailed by a prime minister who is apparently prepared once again to defy a law passed by this parliament i invited him to think very carefully about the remarks he just made about refusing apparently to apply for the extension which the e.u. number 2 act requires 5 him to do. the your leaders have been clear in recent days that they did not want an extension and i was for you all to alleviate any kind of wrong action if we have as you know we have a deal and there's no need for that's not the end of which is just my view as to the prime minister's no seeking advice as to how he can get bragg's it done by the
end of the month but an admission by northern ireland's influential democratic unionist party that it is considering all amendments currently tabled including one backing a 2nd referendum would have further brighten the mood among the throngs still clinging to their utopian dream. and of a isil is in london following all the latest brazen twists and turns. doris hello to you barbara so what does boris johnson hope to achieve by sending these different and contradictory letters. now what he's trying to achieve is what if you look at the sunday papers for instance the sunday times of bricks that leaning bricks are directors are trying to scupper bricks it and he sent 3 defined letters to brussels is exactly that to define the purpose of parliament and that is to explain to the european leaders on the
other side of the channel listen i was forced to write this letter i didn't sign it parliament forced me to send it but i don't mean it now we have to see what the lawyers say about that because in legal terms that would be bad faith can you sort of get around a law saying yes i'm forced to do this but i don't want it that's the question so the courts will probably have another word on that bought of course he was trying to he is trying to sort of undermine the the will and the these purpose of parliament it was go a bit more slowly was dyspraxia proses not to reminisce route in one go but to look at the legislation 1st that it's needed to in action for exit in britain and there they can then to attach another in men or 2 to it and that is what the majority of parliamentarians want at the moment all right so what is the next where does this leave jonson's breaks
a deal. if he leaves it on hold maybe in the fridge cold storage if you want for maybe at least another week because what will happen on the other side off the channel is that brussels very likely is not going to rush into an extension they're just going to sit there and watch what is happening here behind us in the house of commons like this is a seer to we have to sort of see how the play ends and so parliamentarians have another week to come up with something what they want to do probably is force obligations on the government not after the end of the transition period the end of next year 2022 crèche out then without further sort of closeness and deal for the trade deal with the european union that ties britain to european rules and regulations that is one aspect and the other might be a 2nd referendum so there is still all to go for in parliament and for assurance
and i mean the 2 sides are it's like big cats looking at each other and see who's going to strike 1st and strike next and they're really on their toes so everybody is watching the other side what their next step will be. to use barbara vai's all reporting for us from london we thank you very much. let's get a check now of some of the other stories making news around the world. 3 people have died during protests in chile against public transport fare hikes president sebastian pinera announced the price increases would be suspended following days of violent protests the unrest has been chile's worst in decades. australian airline quantas has completed the longest ever nonstop commercial passenger flight the boeing 787 dreamliner took off from new york with 49 passengers and crew on board 19 hours and 16 minutes later at touchdown in sydney it was part of
a test to assess how entre long haul flights affect passenger jet lag and crew fatigue. police and radical pro independence protesters clashed in barcelona despite attempts by some protesters to mediate saturday night was calmer than friday which solve violent rioting and widespread unrest spain's prime minister has rejected a call for dialogue from the catalan regional leader until he explicitly condemns the recent violence. our correspondent helen humphrey is in barcelona covering events there she sent us this report on how the pro independence catalan movement has been organizing itself with the help of new technology. the streets of central strewn with debris of 2 days of rest. like many myra says she wants independence to catalonia not at any cost.
there were thousands and thousands of people that i've never seen in that street. because people all over. i was not you don't be frightened i mean that in their mum it was not identified with that kind of people that i was seeing on the street. andrea and zena has worked with the pro independence council and national assembly in the past and he's helped organize the peaceful demonstrations during the day he says many frustrated protests just feel they haven't been heard. the message that the europe has been sending to catalans is that they've been cheering up for a violent demonstrations such as in hong kong so they didn't really care whether demonstrations were violent or nonviolent so apparently there's a said there's a part of the prime to find them to move in that has decided that it's more
efficient to start resorting to different ways of mobilization. there's another similarity to the movement in hong kong the use of the encrypted messaging at telegram to organize active civil disobedience political science professor in the e.q. hunt has been researching how a new secretive group who democratic tsunami has been using the app to share instructions with protest is what's quite neo about the enemy is that for the 1st time you're going join up but out this door you can during a time without letting all their lives know your phone number so from that point of view of strad strategy it's really good because the state is is not able to know who is following that telegram account and wheezing voile which also means protest is never know who they're receiving instructions from and the movement has no clear figureheads. with annoying separatist leaders now behind bars the independence movement finds itself largely rudderless with few visible faces to
tell angry demonstrators what's acceptable and what's not. that means the violence and destruction on the streets of barcelona over the past week could worsen. tamale now where ordinary people have been caught up in an ongoing conflict between the government and jihadist fighters that includes local musicians who sometimes risked their lives to perform w.'s west africa correspondent funny for char met one woman who was determined to raise her voice above the violence. and the sound of peace and hope. you has wanted to sing all her life but when she wanted to sing the most she had to stop that was 7 years ago when the war started the jihad it's been music and the
money in government still limits public gatherings so no music festivals forbid you could play. it's not like it was before the war for us artists but we hardly play in bamako. the artists are scared to sing at certain places. this stops us suffer because of this issue is singing again in this studio working on her 1st album she does not know where she will perform it in mali but she keeps scoring. we have to stay together as mali and nothing is better than peace music is my weapon through music i can talk to the children of mali speak for them and speak for the women who had vision or who live from. aims to restore hope yet she too becomes emotional about the situation around her today she has
a very special audience it is public yet hidden in the 3rd temporary shelters for full army people call largely unnoticed in bamako because you 2 forms for them about 800 people live here they had to leave their village after it was attacked by a rival group they say the children just want to hear you sing with a lot of. them send them off. not drop. we should get mislead leaves this is too much one has to help these people here. a mother of 5 children nearby heard bijou sing and also heard her cry of the music is beautiful but we need peace peace that is becoming an increasingly distant goal in mali as the country struggles to overcome violence between rival ethnic groups.
for centuries different groups live side by side but now they are killing each other fighting over influence and access to food and land in addition a jihad is insurgency continues to cripple mali leaving civilians like them in the crosshairs. because you keep seeing for them giving them a voice because that is all she can do with her music for now she says. you're watching news coming up next is our bundesliga show byron munich had the chance to take over 1st place on saturday as long as they beat struggling oxburgh host chris harrington we'll show you how they fared and bring you all the highlights from saturday's games in just a few moments on the bundesliga. omarion evanston i'll be back again at the top of the hour for another news update for you
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