of australia, while discussing an immigration deal. malcolm turnbull says he only spoke frankly with donald trump. now it is time for our news review. we start with the romanian daily national, which shows protestors in the streets of the capital bucharest. a quarter of a million people demonstrated against new government measures to decriminalise some levels of corruption. the guardian writes about the trump administration, quote, "officially putting iran on notice." it's after the middle eastern nation tested a ballistic missile at the weekend. one commentator in the article calls the white house's comments reckless and dangerous. india's finance minister is on the front page of the business standard. the government there has unveiled its annual budget, with promises to boost rural spending and pull more people out of poverty. the japan times reports that former un secretary general ban ki—moon has ended his bid to take on south korea's presidency. he was widely expected to run
in this year's elections, following the impeachment of park geun—hye. the gruelling life of a courier in china, a feature on the new york times international edition. it looks at the rise of the on line marketplace, and the exhausting workload for those delivering packages to keep the e—commerce industry afloat. joining us is alpesh patel, ceo of private equity house, praefinium partners. good morning. good morning. good morning. nikolai would have been pa rt morning. nikolai would have been part of a decree like this. if you are an official and have committed a corrupt act but the financial damage is less than $50,000, don't worry. quite a threshold. which country says we are going to make corruption less criminal? normally you tighten it. we as a company invest in
romania, windfarms, over there. we are familiar with the economy. this country has such huge potential. the eu has pointed that out. they have aspirations to be a regional powerhouse and leader. 0ver aspirations to be a regional powerhouse and leader. over and over again, we do not expect this from europe. corruption, corruption, corruption. it is driving them down. at least the people are furious. but it isa at least the people are furious. but it is a crying shame that a country with so much potential has wasted it. after they have rationalised those industries, they have still not managed to privatise huge chunks because of corruption. one of the officials in the government is saying this is partly because we have such overcrowded residence and it isa have such overcrowded residence and it is a real problem... we wanted to create some m create some space. chuckling. make more present. build more! ——
prisons. otherwise there country will not move forward. it is bad news for europe. those people based in europe here, they will say, thank god we are out of the eu. they will see positives out of this. they need to get there act together in romania, unfortunately. sean spicer, the secretary of the white house, he was at the podium, then he interrupted his own press conference to say here is michael flynn, the national security adviser, and he talked about america's position regarding the iranian nuclear test. . the message from the trump administration to iran is that you are on notice. i do not know what that means. they are on notice for a missile test... we are watching you. like the iranians were already being watched. apparently it was for a
nuclear test. they are saying you watched. apparently it was for a nut on ' test. they are saying you watched. apparently it was for a nut on notice they are saying you watched. apparently it was for a nut on notice they are say could 1 watched. apparently it was for a nut on notice they are say could be harming our friends and allies in the middle east. i did not know the donald trump white house had any friends in the middle east. apparently saudi arabia is on the list and are their friends. the sticking up for the saudis. they are not anti—muslim at all! sticking up for the saudis. they are not anti-muslim at all! it is interesting they are doing this on sunday when the secretary of state has not even been officially put in yet. some of the key members of donald trump's team in the white house are not even in the white house are not even in the white house yet. they thought they could stick a missile test in. it may well be that. it will be interesting to see when the warships are going into flex their muscles. he seems like the man who wants to do that. can i pick up on this note. testing the new administration. let us say iran has insisted it has not broken the
iran nuclear deal. as far as testing the administration goes, so, the american administration is having a go at tehran while the nato allies in europe are having a go at russia for what has in happening in eastern ukraine for the past four days. many people are saying the vladimir putin is giving donald trump an early test with what is happening in eastern ukraine. that is interesting. he has been givena fur ukraine. that is interesting. he has been givena f“a if what , stay if what a; . ,. stay 55 what 55 as ,. tehran thinks iééi'élél'el—z 5‘1‘5
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the same budget where they mention farmers, well, i think it was pretty good. india is largely a non- tax compliant society. that is a polite way of saying corruption, corruption, corruption. forget about chinese careers, let us talk about ban ki—moon. first of all, he will not run for president. was he a good secretary general? he hasjust finished thejob. secretary general? he hasjust finished the job. the un tends to be on the most critical thing is fairly ineffective. —— things. they need him in south korea. they have impeachment proceedings against the existing administration. they might as well have someone who has the respectability of un secretary general. but he has said he doesn't wa nt general. but he has said he doesn't want to be involved. there was some mocking of him because he could not get on the underground, the tube. mocking of him because he could not get on the underground, the tubem could not put the notes into the machine. come on! maybe not as respected as he would like to be. was falling in ratings anyway in opinion polls. did not hillary
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