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get passports ready because we're going globe trotting today on CNN.
I'm your tour guide.
Karla Zeus happy to be traveling with you.
We're going to start across the park meeting across the Atlantic.
It's been almost two years and two months since the United Kingdom officially started the process of breaking off from the European Union.
It was supposed to be done within two years, but there have been hang ups and extensions along the way, and it's still not clear what's gonna happen regarding the Brexit, the British exit from the EU.
Here's why.
It's complicated.
No member of the European Union has left the group since it was established in 1993 but in June of 2016 Britons voted 51.9% to 48.1% toe.
Leave the union their disagreements with the U over economics.
Immigration laws were some reasons why, before Britain can officially leave, though both its government and the European Union want to agree on the terms.
The new rules concerning trade, immigration and borders between Britain and the U.
Separating without an agreement would create a lot of uncertainty across Europe and possibly impact international economies, at least for a while.
A deal has been reached between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the leaders of the European Union, but it has not gotten the approval of Britain's parliament.
Lawmakers have held three votes on it so far, and the deal has failed to pass.
Some lawmakers want significant changes to the agreement before they support it.
Others want Britain to hold a new vote on Brexit altogether.
Prime Minister May plans to seek 1/4 parliamentary vote on the latest version of the deal in early June, but no one knows yet if it will pass.
On the EU side, European Commission President John Claude Juncker says he's a little fed up because there have been multiple extensions to the Brexit and people are losing patients.
So far, though, there hasn't been any solution that enough officials agree on for Britain to leave the union.
Theo European Union is a group of countries that, among other things, work together to create a single market.
This allows goods service is and people to move between the member states as long as they follow the rules and pay the membership fee.
Broadly speaking, it works like this.
The you counsel sets the agenda led by a president.
Heads of state from all member countries decide on the EU's political direction, discuss sensitive issues as well as foreign policy.
After that, three main lawmaking institutions run the Union, the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.
The commission, which manages the day to day running of the EU, proposes new laws and insurers.
They're implemented one's past.
It's composed of a president and commissioners from all member states, each heading departments with different policy priorities.
Then the council in Parliament vote on the proposed laws in a process known as coat decision.
In other words, they both have to agree to pass any legislation proposed by the commission.
Council is made up of ministers from each member states, governments who also help to coordinate each nation's policies.
Parliament has 751 Emmy Pees, elected every five years by European citizens from all member states.
Its main role is to supervise the work of the commission, debating and approving laws and also voting on candidates for the use.
Top job.
President of the European Commission, founded in 1957 The European Union now represents more than half a 1,000,000,000 people across 28 countries and generates an estimated 15 trillion in GDP per year.
The promise Countries that are economically linked are less likely to have conflicts Now.
You citizens can live, work and do business in any of the member states, nearly all of whom can travel and trade without passports or taxes.
But despite a shared flag, anthem, institutions and currency, the you isn't a totally happy marriage for many countries.
Some have been affected differently by world events have been arguments over financial regulations, bailouts and different approaches to migration.
Anti U parties have sprouted across Europe, some calling for their countries to withdraw from the union.
Many of them fear the U is taking away their national sovereignty and individual identity.
But more than 60 years after it was founded, so far only the United Kingdom has voted to leave one of the world's most powerful unions.
10 seconds.
What is the driest inhabited continent on Earth?
Asia, Antarctica, Australia or Africa?
This is a little tricky.
Antarctica is the driest overall, but Australia holds the title for driest inhabited continent.
It might seem shocking that new laws concerning the issue of slavery are taking effect now in countries like Australia.
But there are an estimated 40 million people who live in slavery today.
And part of the mission of CNN's Freedom Project is to get the word out that slavery is not just a thing of the past exposing the criminals who trade in human lives, encouraging businesses to make sure their supply chains don't involve forced labor, urging governments to root out and prevent slavery and helping people who have survived slavery to get their stories out into the world.
These air all Freedom Project goals and the account of a woman who reportedly emerged from slavery in Australia, as well as the efforts of those who helped former slaves, are the subjects of our next report on CNN.
Sandra came to Australia from Fiji in 2006 toe work as a housekeeper.
A week after she arrived, she says the family she was working for took her passport.
Despite their initial promises of a wage and health obtaining permanent residency, Sandra says she was forced to work for them unpaid for three years.
The issue of forced labor is at the forefront of Australia's fight to end modern day slavery.
I was drinking all the husband like washing, cooking, dining, looking after the two dogs and a little bit of gardening and even massaging the lady of the house.
When I asked him for money, they would just how did me?
Years later, after a suspected tip off from someone who knew the family, she says the Department of Immigration arrived at her door and were able to get her out.
Once freed, she changed her name to Sandra for his safety.
Soon after, she met Sally Irwin, who started the Freedom Hub with an on site cafe to raise funds and awareness.
The Freedom Heart primarily runs a survivor school for people affected by slavery in Australia.
There's a long, long wait for a five year wait for court has come around.
And what I was saying was that these these women of being in bedrooms too scared to go out there was no after.
All right, so this is a lot, of course, is everything from personal care, right through to language skills, record of computer classes thing, Australian culture.
I mean, get it the really basic ones might even be just had to get a bus for the beach.
You know, buy an ice cream and bit by bit, they start to build their own confidence so that they feel that I could go out themselves.
They're suckering it together as a group in 2019 Australia's first Modern slavery act has come into effect.
Australian businesses, with a revenue of more than $100 million are required to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains and how they've addressed those risks.
What I love about it in Australia is that it will actually raise awareness.
So I think the main impact meat will be that people will have a lot more identification of victims.
Today, Sandra stands as a beacon off home.
What can be achieved in Australia's mission to end slavery?
Well, I'm a Guinness.
I have full time job.
I have my own life.
I have freedom.
I can drive and leaving a man on on.
I have some family and friends.
I'm happy rising more than 1800 feet above the capital of Seoul, Law T World Tower is the tallest building in South Korea This is what it looks like.
All lit up.
30,000 firecrackers launched from 370 different locations made this giant candle burn.
It took dozens of expert climbers about a month to set it all up.
And it's the latest in a series of projects from Group F, a company that specializes in pyrotechnics displays.
The theme of the project was Peace to Reflect recent peace talks on the Korean Peninsula.
Over the course of the 11 minute light show, $6 million worth of fireworks went up in smoke, so they literally had money to burn.
And even if you don't want to be pyrotechnical about it, it was a towering achievement, a delightful accomplishment.
They gave the fire the works.
They had a blast.
It was lit.
And if you wanted to shine a spotlight on the event, you could say it took a look.
Tail, lights, camera and action up.


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