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teen years old. had passions that were considered somewhat unconventional for a king he loved jazz music and even played in his own band. the king was also interested in seeing how his people lived he often visited rural areas and arranged development projects which led to many calling him a caring ruler. with his considerable moral authority to me ponder fused several political crises as a mediator and one of the most significant was the deadly rioting against the government in one thousand nine hundred two when his intervention prompted the then prime minister to resign. although popular as a strict monarch his subjects were allowed to approach him only by sliding across the floor on their knees without looking him in the eye criticism of him and his family could be punished by years of imprisonment. but the threat of jail didn't completely stifle criticism. activists say he hindered the country's democratic progress by wielding too much power and often siding with military and conservative
forces. after the coup in twenty fourteen the king was accused of legitimizing the rule of the military judge after he gave royal blessing to the army's transitional government. the king spent the final years of his life battling illness he died a year ago at the age of eighty eight. following his death his son must have achieved along has taken over the rain but he does not share the same popularity a says father without stabilizing influence many thais are anxious about their country's future. following the ceremony for us in bangkok today as our correspondent boston heart is. you're there at the ceremony we're going to be getting some live images as we talk this morning from there can you walk us through what's happening today.
yes let me start with explaining a little bit about where i am right now you can see behind me this is one of the many replicas of the royal chroma tory i'm that tie authorities have put up all over the country to give people the chance to pay their last respects for the late king and i don't get it and you can see people walking up to this all tar and putting down sandal wood flowers which is a funeral tradition here in thailand and there are hundreds and hundreds of people here waiting and it's the same picture at these replica sites all across the country there is also if you i don't know if you can see it back there a big screen where people can also follow the funeral procession and the royal urn has just reached the crime atory i'm from that they were taking it there from the royal palace and they were there going to be taking it around that time of tory
m three times now then later this afternoon there will be a ceremonial cremation and then in the evening the actual creation of the late king on i don't get it brian palmer is viewed by by many thais as semi divine what made this particular time mark so very beloved so very popular for so many toss. i think when if you talk to thais and i just spoke to a few because of where we are right now it's just right next to the royal palace and there are many here who are here this morning to see that funeral procession pass and there they will tell you and many thais will tell you the same that he was like a father to them he was a unifying personality a unifying. symbol for the whole country we heard in the report through times of crisis through times of turmoil and also a person who had the interest and of the people and of the country at heart you
would people will tell you that he will. be traveling tirelessly around the country promoting his his projects promoting the development of the country and people would get that impression that he would really care for his subjects and i think that's why many people loved him so dearly and why he was revered so highly and which is why you can see such an emotional response that we already saw that last year after his death. was spontaneous lete tens of thousands maybe one hundred thousand people came out to the streets of bangkok to watch his body being taken from the hospital where he died to the grand palace now again today we see that people come out and the people we spoke to they started crying just talking about him and they said they said they were sobbing and many people were sobbing when they saw that funeral procession procession passed by today so it's a very emotional moment for many thais bryant ok and these ceremonies are expected to last throughout the day boston hardinge thanks so much for that from bangkok.
well here in germany a woman has written an apology to a man living in america who lost a child at home when i was handed over to her family by the nazis thousands of jewish owned properties were confiscated or forcefully sold by the nazi regime decades later those involved in this case have found confronting the truth to be an emotional process it's nearly eighty years since peter hirshman fled from the nazi terror in nuremberg in southern germany his family lost their home when they moved to america and peter later for two against the nazis is a u.s. soldier now aged ninety two earlier this year pizza received a letter. it was about my childhood home. and the purpose of the learner. is for what had happened. her family. taken advantage of
what. sable saw. it away from us and handed it to her grandfather the letter was written by forty six year old doris shots noise her family had acquired the substantial property from the nazis if. their question has been in the back of my heart for a long time how did my family get this wonderful house with this big garden. i knew it was owned by a jewish family before but i didn't know exactly how they got it and then i thought i will just go and find out all it's i'm for. after delving back into the past doris felt compelled to make a personal apology. the state of news live from berlin we're back after a short break.
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been open for three hours or now what's the atmosphere where you are. well it's interesting that miss you at the moment because normally the polling station you're seeing behind me would be filled with people each partition that you're seeing is a stream which is made up of seven hundred voters and what we're told right now by the presiding officer that at least in each stream not more than thirty voters have turned up so this is this is quite different from a normal election day i talk to some of the voters in the morning and they say that the they're happy to exercise their civic duty to vote and to cast their vote and vote for somebody who will lead them in the future and when you ask them about the divisions because there are other areas in the in the country that are not voting they say that it's their democratic right so that's the atmosphere right now ok is part of this down to the fact that the opposition leader raul a doing a has called on his supporters to boycott the vote are they staying at home for
example today. there are specific areas especially in western kenya where polling stations have not received even a single voter we're also having reports where some voting material hasn't been able to to be taken to the polling stations so materials are still stuck at one particular area and have been taken to the various polling stations for people to vote and that is a major issue there was a bit of chaos in cuba and in some areas in western kenya but that was stopped the weather is actually helping in averting any violence at this particular moment but it does seem that opposition supporters have heeded to main opposition leader raila odinga school i'd like to pick up the the issue of violence there the electoral commission on the run up to the vote expressed some serious concerns about public safety. they have expressed that
concern in fact in his speech yesterday that the chairman of the of the commission said that the police have to be put on alert they have to exercise restraint and allow people to exercise their democratic rights whether they go to vote or not that is a major concern there a lot of people in the west the problem area is western kenya where you have ballot papers and people who were actually contract it to transport these ballot papers opting out of their contract citing that they could be attacked by protesters so that's the that's what their concern is you have a pretty sight in offices and the level of election officials who are in the crowds and are interacting with the people especially in western kenya and are vulnerable to attack so they do have a valid point in saying that the safety of the staff is a big concern so that's the situation now cazenove on though in nairobi following
the voting there for us today thanks very much. it's to the u.s. now where president. donald trump has announced he'll be declaring a national state of emergency to address a growing drug crisis this move would unlock more federal funding for local authorities many small town budgets and emergency crews are stretched to the limit due to a surge in overdoses alexander phenomenon has this report from a small town in ohio on the very front line of the epidemic. it's raining in eighth liverpool ohio office a tell that has been on patrol since early morning like to think that the weather doesn't keep them not one of their drugs. gets on really bad it don't matter if it's sun rain snow. come out for. the policeman he knows this area well. tony it's on river
road heading towards downtown. oakland and his colleagues have just arrested a woman she's wanted to have charges. fight against it looks like a crack cocaine. yes. this is your purse. so it's your wallet. this is your wallet. this rolled up here. was one of the sleeve crack for you. east little pool was once called the buttery capital of the world but with the decline of the ceramics industry came joblessness and.
this used to be housing there. less one fake and. leaving no one lives there these are older weaker occupy but very rundown. older it were you know just to tell what has considered it's moving away. if i moved away there be no one here to to take care of our parents saying that mother siblings had left town. for other jobs and sisters married and lived where their husbands worked. so i made a commitment to this day here and rhonda storm out. the police received in the
margins he called about a truck overdose now on the night shift office says aren't you sure where she took you to claim began. and if they did. they know that she has attempted suicide the big god you know my granddaughter you want to know why i am doing this to get my daughter be done not that are not while this is not a good day. i was nowhere around you i was in the woods. you know. many people who live here say they feel like losers there are hardly any jumps or prospects but in residents of east live out pull ohio. ok we're going to bring in now keith humphries he's a professor of psychiatry at stanford university joins us now from abu dhabi good morning to you keith thanks for joining us you worked as
a senior advisor for the white house office of national drug control policy is the clarion a national emergency the best way to move forward on this opioid crisis. it really depends what's in the declaration certainly saying the words that it's an emergency is not needed at this point because i think the whole country is very well aware of the extent of the problem so the question will be does the declaration come with new funding and new programs that will in some way push back on the set the democrats with you know what's been happening over the past few years why has the situation in the united states grown so desperate. well the pharmaceutical industry prickly manufacturers of opioids like oxy cotton successfully persuaded you know much of the health care system that they needed to prescribe opioids much more broadly and are opioid prescribing went up four hundred percent to a level five times per capita what you would see in the e.u.
for example and with that level of exposure a lot of people going to get addicted there was behind the level of opioid prescription there's enough to do with the health care system it failing to deliver on health care for that it has to do with the i think there certainly were failures in the healthcare system of not being good at doing pain management intending just to write prescriptions for pills but also is just incredibly aggressive promotion by a poorly regulated industry that was able to shape our doctors were trained how hospitals were certified how patients were taken care of and that was a case of sort of you know the fox guarding the hen house and the result has been disastrous you're ok what do you think would be a way to to improve this this certainly sounds like a very serious situation. so it needs to be a much you know strong the separation between the interests of the pharmaceutical industry which of course you know we need a pharmaceutical industry we need pharmaceuticals but they should not be determining how doctors are trained what good care patients are getting they should
not be able to make donations to political candidates as they're able to do and that that would help a great deal and then we also need to train doctors better in both how to recognize addiction and how to manage pain without opioids keith homfray is a former senior adviser for the white house's office of national drug control policy thanks very much for being with us this morning thank you. well the nato alliance and moscow are set for talks in brussels that's after suspending their regular council due to the twenty four team crimea crisis the conflict in afghanistan will be topping the agenda of these security situation there has been deteriorating as the islamist movement has been experiencing a resurgence the u.s. is accusing russia of supplying weapons to the taliban an allegation russia is denying they're also expected to discuss the conflict in ukraine and russia's recent military exercises in the west of the country on the eastern border of
nato. well poland is of course a frontline state in nato is east and we have with us the former polish foreign minister russia's love sikorsky good morning to you really nice to talk to you again moscow's accusing washington right now of supplying. moscow rather supplying accusing washington of a stoking the fire by putting troops in your country in poland do you think that's a bad move by the us on the contrary just like you in germany we would like to have some permanent stationing of allied troops these are just tiny trip forces about. whereas on the other side of the border russia exercises tens of thousands of troops and exercises the first use of nuclear weapons ok now russia saying the american troops and poll though are illegal they violate trees and contracts
between about well i'd like to tell me which treaty they go back to the two plus four and george that george bush organized as you know into russia is nothing in that treaty to the may have been some private conversations was nothing in the treaties that would make poland a second class and they to ally. bases and troops should knew where the threat is and the russians have illegally annexed a piece of the nation's territory they are still continuing their hybrid war in ukraine and they exit exercising on a very aggressive scenario so we are right to be concerned just like you in germany were right to be concerned during the cold war you mentioned hybrid were fair do you think that's the biggest threat coming from russia towards the nato alliance at the moment you know the biggest threat is the dismantling of europe security architecture and the russian plans to use nuclear weapons first when i was defense minister i declassified training maps of the warsaw pact which i've given
to the museum or at the glinka bridge which showed the did. the soviet union also had plans to use nuclear weapons from the first day of conflict and that's an existential threat ok that would be an argument for yet more american troops as part of nato in your country would you like to see america in spite of what the president said about dialing down nato increasing its presence we should talk to the russians but we should at the same time do what sensible and at the time of our joining we were talking about to have a brigade's country and that would be a level which would reassure us but would in no way militarily threaten the russians is a polish government getting enough support from germany as a partner as a nato ally as as germany does not support the increase of. nato military presence in our country because my country poland is your tank mine.
for you we are the buffer for germany that's right we feel exactly the way you did in the one nine hundred eighty s. and before and now we would count on more support in reassuring in in leveling the level of safety for the entire alliance what type of support you want to see come out of the brussels talks between nato and russia when it's the first talks as you say the since the un troops of crimea since the russia for the first time since the second world war changed borders by force on the pretext of helping a national minority we've seen that movie before and i know where i'm speaking in here in berlin and we know how it ends it's very it's a very dangerous game and russia needs to be told very firmly that that's not home ok do you think that's not happening right now is not there sanctions on russia should they be tightened should there be more sanctions which i think they are working i think president putin is very anxious to remove them which is why for
example he intervened in the american presidential election and. we should continue to persuade him that the way to remove the sanctions is to return to respecting international law there is no magic about it ok what do you want to see then russia do in ukraine. return the control of the international border to the. sovereign state of ukraine and then help resolve the issues of that conflict ok how important right now is the polish german relationship inside nato in confronting any type of build up in along the border with russia. poland and germany are very close also militarily we have a brigade of german tanks you have a brigade of german tanks we exercise together and pows command german units germans command polish units the militarily we are very tied together.
and germany is a country that should be concerned about developments in the baltic states and east of poland's borders so so we need to stay very close ok initially when some took over the presidency of the united states or grave concerns that he would be reducing the american commitment to nato do you think that fears over you know considering the american troops in poland now that you can depend on america as an ally he did not cancel any of the obama era deployments which he could have vetoed of from the budget your point of view what i'm no worried about is the way he's conducting the korea crisis because the escalation should start at lower levels and only come to the presidential level when things are very serious and to be conducting that the plume you see on twitter is could lead to a misunderstanding on the other side the former foreign. minister for poland rather slob sikorsky with us this morning thanks very much for being with us. we have some
sports and soccer now where the german cup was in full swing this week the most hotly anticipated game of the rounds rb leipzig playing host to byron munich both clubs near the top of the table in the bundesliga their cup match was a tight encounter that went all the way to penalties. rb leipzig guy and bar in munich had silverware on their minds after a goalless opening half the game's rhythm changed after the break this felled by lights you cannot be carried to on robert level lead to his second yellow card of the evening and an early trip to the dressing room above playing with ten men didn't slow down the hosts after sixty eight minutes of use of polson was brought down by jerome boateng and forsberg stepped up to the spot would now be put their lead was short lived just five minutes later boateng found. his perfect tatar level to score. higher dominated into extra time but there was no
getting past life the keeper paid. a penalty shoot out back in the bar and put away all their spot kicks the ball unfortunately for a team of then i couldn't convert the visitors and fans to the next round was. and from the sports we have with us now pablo good morning to you pablo you know a big win for munich their penalties what put them over the top with a huge win i'd say for by munich it's a good boost to them and of course we're seeing them with this new found love of the game since you pinter's took over basically the big difference in leipsic environmentalism and it's this is a classic bar in munich sort of in a match in a big match one stay sort of score a goal then they just go throwing lean forward and they've got the win on their on their mind and there's no stopping them they looked like the better side in many ways particularly in extra time. at the end of the day this actually could
potentially be something good for the team and also that's not forget that this weekend they're also going to be playing each other but this time in new nick so is it a little bit of a sort of three view of what we could expect at this weekend down in at this area ok for live say you know the losers in this match is another way to come. this is isn't it there's to be positive for them they could actually concentrate now on the league title challenge you're absolutely right i mean leipzig at the end of it you know a few years ago known even really knew about leipsic and all of a sudden there they find themselves not only vying for the title in the bundesliga but also playing in the german copeland i'm not anymore but also as well playing in europe so you know there's a lot of pressure on these guys a lot of the players are young they're not used to playing so often because often what'll happen is they'll have to play twice a week and of course people kind of forget that you know there's training involved there's travel involved so the fact that they've lost against bar munich actually could be a blessing in disguise for them because they can now focus really on the ball in this league and you know playing in europe ok after losses you have to look for
those of us so that i do not get involved you know. you know there's a couple of other teams that go off the mark after some very difficult weeks can you tell us about them that's the right fact we were talking about earlier in the week of believe we're talking about cologne of course cologne this team who have not managed to win even one single game in the book in this league in fact that they were also another team that were involved in the german cope who finally managed to win. braman and the funny thing about cologne is they seem to be just in freefall but of course this is going to give them a good boost they managed to score three goals which incredibly is more goals than they scored in the bundesliga season so far this year let's not forget we're practically in november this is good news for piter sure that's their coach obviously we'll see if this has some sort of impact on the side if it will give them what they need and of course their braman little leagues under nori their coach to perhaps have a little breather because there's been a lot of pressure on him perhaps even more so than paid remarkably because they
also are down the bottom of the bundesliga table so this is good news for them that they can actually manage to pick up a win ok great news for clone fans. sure they're delighted fully ileus from this words this thanks very much it was right. and stay in germany a woman has written apology to a man living in america who lost his childhood home when it was handed over to the nazis by the nazis to her family thousands of jewish owned properties were confiscated or forcibly sold by the nazi regime decades later those involved in this case of confronting the truth to be a very emotional process it's nearly eighty years since peter hirshman fled from the nazi terror in nuremberg in southern germany his family lost their home when they moved to america and peter later forty against the nazis is a u.s. soldier now aged ninety two earlier this year pizza received a letter it was about my childhood home.
the purpose of the letter. was what had happened to. her. taken advantage of what. took it away from us. and her grandfather the letter was written by forty six year old doris shot noise or her family had acquired the substantial property from the nazis. they question has been in the back of my head for a long time how did my family get this wonderful house with this big garden i knew it was owned by a jewish family before but i didn't know exactly how they got it and then i thought i will just go and find out. after delving back into the past
doris felt compelled to make a personal apology. you know i'm forty of in my experience the past is not simply over about lives on also in later generations therefore it was important for me to write. i felt the need to say that i'm very sorry about what happened there. this is mr lightwood must stop this peter and doris began a regular correspondence offering his forgiveness he told her that she could have ignored the past but had instead confronted it. for some other price for the future then we. shouldn't feel haunted by her past decades on and continents apart the past managed to put that past behind them. well don't forget if you're out and about you can always get the to be news on the go download from google
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is deja vu news live from her lead and emotional release in turkey the german human rights organizer paid her story is freed from prison on bal great pool and i can say we are really grateful. for everybody who supported us legally. diplomatically and was trying to do it too ok if he and other german activists have been held in turkey on terror related charges since july we'll get the very latest also coming up. kenyans returns of the ballot boxes that are repeated likes and that has polarized the nation calls for a boycott and fears of violence could mean a low turnout will go to nairobi for the very latest. a final farewell for
thailand's beloved late king came upon tens of thousands of mourners attending a five day long ceremony in bangkok for the beloved. and in the german cup topsides leipzig environ munich played even right to the end last night's big match up at all the drama fans expected we'll tell you which club came out on top in the final shoot out. a low i'm brian thomas welcome to the show emotional scenes in turkey after a court ordered the release of german national paid a story. seven other human rights activists pending the outcome of their trial start now was arrested in istanbul in july accused of having links to terrorist groups berlin dismissed the allegations and demanded his freedom germany's foreign
ministers ignored gabriele called a decision to release story during the proceedings and encouraging decision but he said other germans were still in prison in germany in turkey rather for in comprehensible reasons ok well our correspondent dorian jones is covering trial proceedings in istanbul for us and we have also with us steve obvious political correspondent thomas sparrow here in berlin thanks to both of you for being with us this morning. what was behind the decision to release peyton story. well longer will be presenting this is evidence that turkey tradition or even dependent fairly and justly but the fact that all these human rights defenders were released the scene is the evidence of all of the of the think of international pressure on turkey that case is going on president through the tension and pressure on cross but the leave the release of story in particular the scene has been result of growth of all possible reports of rumors that it was about to use its influence
to cattail international lending to turkey now turkey's economy it depends for foreign capital to survive and already even rumors about what holds all the turkish lira plunging and touching. ok thomas will this development now open the door for improving bilateral relations between germany in turkey. the german government brian sees this as a first step in the right direction it also says that german mediation efforts in this case were successful but i think there's also are still a long way to go before relations can be really improved in fact german foreign minister gabriele stressed himself that there are other germans that are detained in turkey for in comprehensible reasons as that was described and this is not the only reason that is a problem between turkey and germany there are serious series of problems between the two countries a series of problems that also prompted german reorientation of its policy towards
so that's probably why this is seen as a first step as an encouraging step but obviously with a still with still a long way to go dorian i'd like to pick up on something that thomas just mentioned there what about the other german citizens still being held in turkish jails is there any chance of them being released as well. well that is very difficult to say and i think it really will depend on how german on correlations go forward on her is looking very closely to what the new what will be the new government's approach to the relations are at a roar of record low and threatening to further deteriorate i think how that relationship between progress is will be very closely linked to the release of the other german nationals even though unger insists that the turkish judiciary is independent everyone why they believe that their fate really is linked to progress in relations and how that goes forward really really one no one on the is shore at
the moment turkey's concrete facing numerous challenges numerous rights numerous problems of need of all of its allies in many ways in a firefighting mode and that makes it very difficult to predict going forward but ultimately i think people will be looking to see how the turkish president speaks if he speaks about story to israelis will he make a gesture gestures to really look for budget to make gestures in return on court is looking for the extradition of dozens of german citizens accuses of being involved in last year's failed coup how that progress is will be key going forward to berlin on correlations as well during jones following the story for us in istanbul thomas sparrow here in berlin thanks to both of you very much. it's to kenya now where an election rerun is underway in this high tensions and calls by the opposition leader to boycott the entire process some polling stations in opposition eerie areas have not opened as a result and the opposition leader raila dingoes says today's vote is
a sham voting proceeded in areas where president hu can jada has support but fewer voters were turning out in comparison to the election in august the kenyan supreme court nala five that election because of illegalities and what it called irregularities in the process. ok let's bring in our correspondent now catherine wander she joins us from a polling station in the kenyan capital nairobi catherine we have polling stations open for a number of hours now can you fill us in on the latest. well we're seeing a lot of a lot more people trickling into the particular polling station that i'm at in fact if i could just paint a picture this polling station is about a ten minute walk from cuber which is the informal settlement within the city center and we're seeing more people coming in but then the voter turnout is
actually very very low in fact we talked to some for siding officer here and he said that he's actually bored because there's not there's no one coming in each stream that you see behind me has been sectioned off and each stream has seven hundred voters and we're not seeing a lot of voters coming in yet usually this place would be full by this time on the normal election day but then also there is some sort of patch you're tism that comes with voting here in kenya that you're not really feeling today it's more very divided people are saying those who want to vote let them vote and those who don't want to vote let them not do the opposition leader raul a dingo has called on his supporters to boycott this vote completely could that be one of the reasons in ways that the voter turnout is so low where you are. it could be because as i said this is a very close proximity to karen and cuba is
a no go zone at this particular moment for any election official in fact we're having ballot papers being exported with by heavy police presence to various polling stations within keber but then we also have a standoff between us and police thank you sumo know. within the city no polling station has opened and we're having a standoff again with youths and police so it seems that main opposition leader raila odinga supporters seem to have heeded to his call seeing that the voter turnout is terribly low although i might add that in central kenya the voter turnout is actually quite good. we are seeing more people coming in elderly coming in lots of lines we're also seeing that in rift valley but have. course central kenyan rift valley and normally supporters of the government ok we've been seeing a video of of course is charity forces out there on the electoral commission expressed serious concerns in the run up to this vote about public safety can you fill us in on that. it's true especially in opposition
strongholds we have a lot of presiding we have a lot of offices or election officials who are staying away from the office in fact the telling center there's one particular polling station where only four out of three hundred in one thousand nine officials showed up for work and you having ballot people still stuck in the warehouses and haven't been able to be transported to the various polling stations we have a lot of people who are contracted to do these transport pulling out saying that they cited security so these are these a very very major concerns especially for the electoral commission because the safety of their officials is is paramount especially in opposition strongholds in cuba as well the same situation in the coast we're seeing a lot of people some people in in a particular area blocking the ballot papers from being delivered in various polling stations because one on one though in nairobi following today's rerun
election for us thanks very much. well here in berlin it is the speed that has caught virtually everyone by surprise the four political parties trying to form a coalition government after last month's election appear to be making some progress much more quickly than many had anticipated. americans conservatives the free democrats and the greens had been expected to last several weeks if not months so much concrete agreement probably came as a surprise there's already an initial paper outlining common goals and everyone has been tweeting about it. the main point no new debt. but for the green party that represents simply a notice of intention. we want a balanced budget but we also want to do something for people with low incomes for families we want to do something about the environmentally destructive subsidy it's
about constructing rental housing. all parties involved want to invest and to relieve financial burdens especially on families with children and lower to middle income groups but is all that possible without new debt. the greens don't believe it can work and we know that it can and that is the whole point of the negotiations to determine how to make something sensible out of the games agree together and if you can that will require further discussion but the bavarian allies of merkel's conservative c.d.u. party worry whether their expensive campaign promises can be implemented because as i hope this won't be a single capital solution that is the least amount of relief but then we should focus on making sure that relief is palpably effective reservations about and despite the common ground found so far the next round will focus on refugees and migration reaching agreement there is expected to pose fresh difficulties this is
the interview news live from berlin still to come on the show. a final farewell for thailand's king kong lavish processions with thousands of palace officials all part of a five day funeral ceremony in bangkok. where the catalogue crisis continues to weigh on the spanish economy monica and under business i mean when you look at the business side of brian of course you can sort of understand why spain is so reluctant to let catalonia go because it is the richest the wealthiest and most productive productive region of spain as a whole if you look at it i mean catalonia is main industries that include pharmaceuticals textiles common you factor in not for to forget a thriving wine business and tourism and when you look at g.d.p. per capita here that amounts to thirty thousand euros for catalonians
but only twenty four thousand euros for spaniards for the rest in spain still many catalans are unhappy about the status quo they want out and that makes it very difficult for business to plan ahead. a banner on the town hall of sub a dell reads freedom for political prisoners this catalan city isn't just the stronghold of the region's independence movement but also its industrial heartland due to the city's wealth spain's fourth largest bank was founded here. even though the bank has now turned its back on the region most mid-sized companies are staying in catalonia. take this supermarket chain for instance right in the middle of the political crisis its management announced it would be making two hundred million euros in investment opening nearly thirty new stores creating one thousand new jobs. they want to know us and we're also building a company head office right here in the heart of catalonia we won't move our
headquarters anywhere else that will keep the wealth in jobs in our region that's exactly what we want you to. get up and i think that. many see reports of companies leaving the region is cheap propaganda that's because the major corporations and banks are effectively only changing their registrations for tax purposes plants and jobs are staying here but the political crisis is affecting many companies orders are getting cancelled foreign investors are leaving and to that the regional government in barcelona is having trouble paying its bills. but on the i've got a waiting six months for the authorities to pay their bills. that's heard on my company. i have to get a loan to pay my workers. are going to call the authorities about the payment they say their hands are tied. by the. companies are caught between the two sides of the
political crisis which continues to escalate. some of the financial well to then making of the political turmoil in spain let's bring in kasten jet ski the chief economist at i n g d bad bank good to have you with us your joining us in frankfurt the regional government in barcelona we just heard that in the report is having trouble settling its bills and that's not just in recent weeks but for months how is that possible given that catalonia spain's most affluent region. you know i'm also a bit surprised and i would take it with a with this with some caution was really true because it when you look at public funds in spain in general they've clearly improved it does not really make sense also given that the loony economy accounts for more than twenty percent of the spanish economy so the the cotillion part is really extremely healthy so what the financial problems of the region government should be i don't really know well ok well going by your assessment of the catalan economy do you think that catalonia
could actually go it alone economically. on paper you would say yes but let's not forget if cotillion you would really go independent it also means what kind of currency would they have they cannot keep the euro so they would have to go for own currency so there are many perils of similarities with the with the brics that situation so on paper sure it's a strong economy but probably ones get a loony a would would go for independence would lead spain would leave the e.u. also the businesses currently located in catalonia would move to other countries either to spain or only in europe which would mean that the color economic strength of the of the region would clearly be on the mind and of course that that exodus we're already seeing i mean madrid is rolling out the red carpet for companies to move their headquarters out of catalonia and into spain how strong then is spain let's say without the region in the north. without the region in the north it's the count for twenty percent of the entire economy so obviously spain would be would be
much weaker interesting point would also be actually who's going to take over the year the spanish the for the federal or central government debt because i don't think that killing you could leave spain without taking its responsibility on government government debt so they would also have to take some debt with them so it's an extremely tricky situation and. it meets emotion and it can all gratian all right here an economic question i would say stay in the country because economically it is clearly not beneficial to the cotillion economy but i think it's more an emotional story and something about the authorities then pure economic argument here cast just key there chief economist at. bank thank you well the growing on certainty about catalonia future is weighing on the region's capital that is boss alone one of the major tourist destinations here in europe
there are no official statistics out yet but what of the street has it that the ongoing crisis has hit tourism hard. what would you like patrick smith works as a tourist guide just five people have signed up to his tour of the famous a crowd after me. not a good sign considering the church lies at the heart of barcelona's tourist trail. we're seeing more cancellations than usual we're almost twenty five percent down since october people are afraid. with no official figures available yet it's too early to know exactly how big an effect political crisis is having on tourism overall but anecdotal reports suggest the problem is a huge restaurant owner carlos man rest has noticed a significant drop in clientele since september. we're thirty percent down compared to the year before we're. let's start though with
things go on like this. it's really bad but the problem is the situation is ongoing . hotel owners in barcelona appear reluctant to discuss the crisis but the word on the street is that bookings are down about ten percent since the referendum. eighty kilometers away in tahrir goanna hotel ownership is more upfront he says spanish tourists are boycotting catalonia and. in the moment we're seeing a ten to fifteen percent reduction in tourists from spain out of the total your portion of the tourists from you spain is thirty percent and this wonderful bonus for them. but some more and that without official numbers there's a risk of the consequences being overblown and anecdotal evidence being used to
inspire fear among the. tourism is a pillar of both the spanish and catalan economy i mean people use information. overstate the consequences when kind of a warning to the custom in government while industry insiders await the exact figures it seems hard to dispute that spain's political crisis is hurting tourism that's especially worrying for people like patrick smith whose livelihood depends on this one in five castilians work in the tourism industry. now while we continue to keep an eye on the situation in catalonia in the next hour our focus will be the european central bank which is meeting today we'll also go to the frankfurt stock exchange for that but first a more news with brian that's right we have a time for a look at some of the other stories making the news today monica in ukraine and ukraine politician has been wounded and his bodyguard has been killed after an explosion in the capital kiev the injured member of parliament is with the nationalists radical party the country's interior ministry is saying is treating
the incident as a terrorist attack. the brazilian president michel tamar will not have to face trial after the country's congress rejected corruption charges against him the seventy seven year old has denied allegations of obstruction of justice and record tearing the decision was met with protests both inside and outside parliament. was to thailand now and mourners in thailand have started the main part of an elaborate five day ceremony for the funeral for the country's late king in bangkok tens of thousands of black clad mourners have been lining the streets to watch him upon earn on his way from the grand palace to the crematorium. music written by the late monarch was played alongside the procession and gunshots greeted the urns arrival. following the ceremony
for us in bangkok today is our correspondent boston heart is boston you're there at the ceremony we're going to be getting some live images as we talk this morning from there can you walk us through what's happening today. yes let me start with explaining a little bit about where i am right now you can see behind me this is one of the many replicas of the royal chroma tory on that tie authorities have put up all over the country to give people the chance to pay their last respects for the late king dead and you can see people walking up to this all tar and putting down sandal wood flowers which is a funeral tradition here in thailand and there are hundreds and hundreds of people here waiting and it's the same picture at these replica sides all across the country there is also if you don't know if you can see it back there
a big screen where people can also follow the funeral procession and the royal urn has just reached the crime atory i'm from that they were taking it there from the royal palace and they were there going to be taking it around that time a tory m three times now then later this afternoon there will be a ceremonial cremation and then in the evening the actual creation of the late king on i don't get it brian palmer is viewed by by many thais as semi divine what made this particular time mark so very beloved so very popular for so many toss. i think when if you talk to thais and i just spoke to a few because where we are right now is just right next to the royal palace and there are many here who were here this morning to see that funeral procession pass and there they will tell you and many thais will tell you the same that he was like
a father to them he was a unifying personality a unifying. symbol for the whole country we heard in the report through times of crisis through times of turmoil and also a person who had the interest and of the people and of the country at heart you would people will tell you that he. i'd be travelling tirelessly around the country promoting his his projects promoting the development of the country and people would get that impression that he would really care for his subjects and i think that's why many people loved him so dearly and why he was revered so highly and which is why you can see such an emotional response and we already saw that last year after his death. was spontaneous lete tens of thousands maybe a hundred thousand people came out to the streets of bangkok to watch his body being taken from the hospital where he died to the grand palace now again today we see that people come out and the people we spoke to they started crying just talking about him and they said they said they they were sobbing and many people
were sobbing when they saw that funeral procession procession passed by today so it's a very emotional moment for many thais bryant ok and these ceremonies are expected to last throughout the day boston hardy's thanks so much for that from bangkok. football now in the german cup has been in full swing this week the most hotly anticipated game of the round was between rb leipzig which played host to buy in munich both clubs are at the top of the table in the bundesliga their cup match was a tight encounter that went all the way down to the wire. rb leipzig and bar in munich had silverware on their minds after a gold us opening half the game's rhythm changed after the break his fell by live to not be carried out on robert evans led to his second yellow card of the evening and an early trip to the dressing room. playing with ten men didn't slow down the hosts after sixty eight minutes of use of poles and was brought down by jerome
boateng and forsberg stepped up to the spot when they. put their lead was short lived just five minutes later boateng found. his perfect header level to score. higher dominated into extra time but there was no getting past life the keeper. a penalty shoot out back and then barnes put away all their spot kicks. unfortunately for leipsic team of then or couldn't convert the visitors and fans to the next round oh let's get your minder now of our top stories at this hour. the court in istanbul is ordered release on bail of eight human rights activists among them the german pettish arrest on terror related charges the case is tested the relations between the countries. and visitors in kenya returns of the balbus
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november fifth w. welcome to tomorrow today. coming up on the show. life in the lagoon how much freedom to dolphins have in zoos. by onyx we set back and rebels the secrets of the plumbing. and high faluting the competition for a futuristic transport system welcome to the show. they're loved by both children and adults. zoos are a major attraction in many cities. and that animal rights activists don't like them at all they say wild animals don't belong in captivity
and that includes dolphins. now the topic has sparked a debate at the zoo in the german city of new. nanny was born at the dolphinarium at nuremberg zoo two years ago and is already an accomplished performer. it's incredible to see how the dolphins do what their trainers want. instructions are given by means of whistles and just years when they do something right the dolphins are rewarded with fish. that isn't and is very all totally into it of course they have different personalities and needs a bit more time well know is one smart dolphin he learns what we want of him very quickly and he really enjoys himself but. dolphinariums have come in for
a lot of criticism opponents say dolphins in captivity suffer and experience stress they don't have enough space and this impacts on social behavior because the pods are too small a few years ago a court forced the nuremberg zoo to share data on its dolphins with the whale and dolphin conservation society it was alarmed because five calves and an adult female died there in two thousand and six and seven. then those who invested almost thirty million euros in new and more spacious outdoor pools they call it their dolphin like a. biologist lorenzo fanfares and is in charge of the dolphins and nuremberg he and his team of scientists also. study their behavior so are they doing better in their new home. kind i don't see any huge difference to be honest but when there's a conflict in the group or a fight for dominance we can deal with these issues in a new way or that can forgive them for guns and if we need to we can segregate
certain individuals keep them apart from the others to tell you and then if you only give us insight but what about the daily show's are they stressful for the dolphins. and in our ultimate one thing they don't have to do here is look for food these are tight so we have to help them fill all that extra free time when they would normally be foraging as well. as it seems we do that with all the exercises and new routines that we teach them gave this heart beating them with the moment of eden noirs they're presented with challenges and that's good for the animals mental state. this is what is. so is occupational therapy enough to keep the dolphins happy carsten blending is a behavioral biologist who has studied dolphins in the wild he was also involved in forcing the nuremberg zoo to disclose its data we ask him if the situation has improved now that they live in an outdoor lagoon as it is or were not in full tide
one advantage of the lagoon is that the animals can now swim in sunlight they used to be indoors all the time and house plus it's a bit larger so those are improvements they still can't develop an unnatural social structure and i know for that the population would have to be much larger at least thirty to fifty dolphins capability then such a group structure might possibly emerge and duncan is a sewer trust her house. in the wild dolphins travel long distances up to one hundred kilometers a day. they live in a loose association with each other in open communities and this is called a fission fuse. social structure relationships keep shifting new groups form old ones dissolve age affection and family status all play a role. bronzing stresses that in captivity dolphins develop serious problems over the years nuremberg style fans have been given psychoactive drugs like die as
a pound better known as valley got a small dose stimulates the appetite a larger one believes anxiety and works as a sedative. it seems far more powerful psychoactive drugs are used to counter unwanted behavior namely aggression of calm the animals live under unnatural conditions. they can't just swim away then can't deal with aggressive behavior on their own terms. we asked lorenzo funfair as an if psychoactive drugs are still used at the new lagoon and the nuremberg zoo. as of m.b. and t. how much might come visit when a dolphin is ill for example who might give it die as a planet to boost its appetite. and we've used hours upon occasionally when animals get into a really big fight yeah. and when i was a claim is that we use it all the time and every day are simply not true but not
for the distance you open it but it was the one that's probably the root cause of the problems has not been addressed latent aggression remains in place of course that's because the animals simply can't lead a normal social life charlie missing. the team at the zoo say they are aware of the problems and are researching ways to solve them. for example they regularly check the dolphin saliva for levels of cortisol a hormone associated with stress. yeah ok let's go now to take samples are taken at different times of the day. and in different situations to try to find out when stress peaks if you know that researchers are also working on a welfare and decatur cortisol levels are just one element of that but it still isn't clear exactly how accurately cortisol indicates wellbeing and captive
dolphins. another project in nuremberg is exploring electro reception recent research may have identified a sensory organ in some species of dolphin that registers electric fields and helps the dolphins locate prey the kind of research the scientists are doing here is only possible in a dolphinarium because the test animals have to go through months of training for the experiments lorenzo fanfares and says the core task of dolphinariums in the future will be research alice was. basically everything we know about echolocation was discovered in dolphin area. blocked that was fifty years ago and at the time nobody took it seriously. loped but it was absolutely key basic research does manhood's the time nowadays we can build on such findings to help animals in the wild and. we now count dolphin populations using acoustic technology. the claim is that basic research in dolphinariums can contribute to the protection of
free range dolphins in the world's oceans where they face so many threats from fishing noise and pollution but to help them must their cousins here live out their days in captivity. the topic of animal rights is one people have strong opinions about on facebook we asked how do you feel about captive dolphins and research. could reason could be or it cool thought it was acceptable because the dolphins are available and it makes me said faster and simply. reject nelson also thinks it's ok as long as he does. the animal. you liz says that he lied was of a similar opinion he says it's all right as long as we just want to study dolphin behavior. but lynn when roman wasn't convinced that research performed on captive animals makes sense and wanted to know exactly what purpose it was supposed to
fulfill that for those comments. speaking of the purpose of research in some places that's easy to see. like by onyx . experts in the field study nature in a search for ideas for new inventions. the area is one that many researchers feel passionate about including tom nash back. thomas is a bio onyx expert he finds inspiration for new technology in nature. the fruit of the linden tree is very interesting there are leaves at the top and the fruit hangs on a stem when it falls prey structure spins and can travel quite a distance it's very interesting that we can a lot from
a distance just think of helicopters and how you could optimize their rotor blades it's always a good idea to take a second look at things we think we already know well there's always more to learn . back is a professor at freiburg university in southern germany he and his team explore the incredible inventiveness of nature today they're studying the mysteries of the pomerleau a large citrus fruit. the question is how does it protect itself against impact when it falls. but ten metre drop and not a scratch no splatter how does it do it. specimens are subjected to further rough handling in the lab. in this country this is where it hit the ground this part was compressed but the
area around it was also deformed. and thus it absorbed much of the energy. or. you know of so the lesson is a fix can can protect you from harm. a further test was designed to prove that hypothesis first the researchers took a piece of a thick peel and put it into a contraption. then a weight was dropped onto it. yeah. you can see quite clearly that the entire peel isn't compressed all of the same time. there are different layers first the top one is compressed on the lower one which is curved because the food is fewer. then it's flat and it's interesting what that says about the structure and. the scanning electron microscope reveals the structure of the pommel is peeled what botanists call its perry carb. life
it's a perfect lightweight construction. the structure can absorb a lot of energy because it's a web of living cells filled with cells out. the energy is diffused across the networks of phelim and. that's what questions the inside of the pollo so effectively. this is basic research not tied to any pre-determined then but it could nonetheless prove very useful leading to the development of new products for example. with basic research in biological systems it often takes three to five years to discover how it works but at the same time you start developing applications taking findings from biology to create prototypes so we're talking about new research and new discoveries that's what's so exciting this is a. helmet manufacturer has already taken the clever pomerleau to heart with help from this by onyx research it's developed
a helmet that replicates structures in the palm of those parrikar. the prototype performed well in heavy duty tests. another example. is fascinated by the crane flower also called the bird of paradise it has a unique method for dispersing its pollen. when a bird lands on its hard sheaf to drink nectar from the flowers the animal's weight causes the wings of the sheath to open and the birds feet are covered in pollen. the sheet can go up and down thousands of times without wearing out i sassed me first of all the biology is fascinating it's so clever how the plant first protects its pollen from rain another dangerous then transpose it to a pollinator as soon as one shows up evolutionary genius. the second the physics.
it's interesting how a complex process is performed without a hitch using very simple means. we're talking about a three dimensional deformation. if you asked an engineer to do it he would install twenty joints. here you just depress to spines and the wings open up that's a clever design work three thousand times it might look flimsy but it doesn't break it's astounding we knew we just had to do something with it. this model made of a wooden stick and a sheet of paper can be used to demonstrate the mechanism. you bend the spine and that makes the wing move sideways so that's the idea behind a new architectural shading system which i don't need to include. the secret skills of the brilliant plans can be massively upscaled. that innovative shading system was incorporated into the kinematic facade i suppose million built for expo two thousand and twelve and you also south korea.
plants have been a source of inspiration for thomas back for a quarter of a century and they continue to enthrall him. when people ask if i ever get bored doing by onyx i always say i can't imagine ever growing tired of trying to understand how nature works it's incredible what evolution has brought forth and it's much more exciting to explore that than to take a part of wireless. humans build radios with a bit of effort i can understand something like that but it's a much bigger challenge to understand what has developed in nature just not for example. nature is a big treasure chest and we have only just started to lift the lid there's so much more that we can use for bio inspired technology. by onyx is set to make a huge impact and it's amazing what thomas speck and his colleagues have already brought to light.
nothing like taking a big bite of your favorite food and the wonder of nature makes it all possible t.v. this week a viewer from liberia sent in a great question about these vital struct is. michael stone from monrovia wants to know. can science help us grow new teeth. humans have two sets of first the milk. they fall out and a replaced by a permanent set and that's all we get the trouble is both sets can suffer damage. sugar and tax them where interior with increasing age also take a toll once they're gone false teeth are an option but dentures aren't very effective or pleasant away or so scientists want to find ways to coax the body to
produce new teeth on its own. if sharks can do it why can't we some species shed up to fifty sets of teeth in the course of their lives they grow in rows and if an outer tooth falls out another one moves forward to take its place all the shark's teeth look the same they rip and tear but don't chew or grind. while ours are all different and complex and construction our molders canines and incisors all perform slightly different functions when we eat so it might be hard to replicate their complexity and for rioting. but nowadays scientists have stem cells to work with. the technology has allowed them to grow teeth in mice. and even repair certain kinds of damage in human teeth. so researchers are optimistic that one day it might indeed be possible to use stem
cells to grow tailored replacement. if you have a science question head for our website if we answer it on the show we'll send you a copy of our animated einstein d.v.d. which explains some of the great scientist groundbreaking theories. the most important thing is to never stop asking questions. how do people travel in the future. on conventional trains. and planes. one group of researchers and designers doesn't think so they think we'll all be taking the hyperloop and development has already begun.
it's long been the stuff of science fiction a magnetic levitation train in a steel tube that reaches supersonic speeds the hyperloop. today it's a vision of the future teams of students from around the world a testing ways to make the idea a reality they're brought there prototypes to los angeles for a competition a team from munich to a part they're convinced the hyperloop will turn conventional transportation upside down. this cloud i really believe the hyperloop concept will become reality one day it would be incredible if we could travel that fast and bring the world closer together on the road. this is how it's supposed to work there's a pressurized pod is sucked out of the chub until it becomes a knee a vacuum the pod can then travel with very little air resistance and theoretically
heat speeds of up to twelve hundred kilometers an hour at that speed the magnetic levitation train would take just half an hour to get. from berlin to munich. at the competition in l.a. the pods travel through a tube that's a little over a kilometer long. the teens are testing the idea behind the propulsion not trying to reach maximum speed. it's a small step toward a revolutionary idea but is it realistic. it's actually more a concept a game there have always been ideas about speeding up traffic people dream about being able to hop over to australia for dinner and come back again. move from one place to another quickly and the world would shrink. but it's something that's still a dream. in eight hundred sixty seven inventor alfred ely beach had the same dream he wanted to build an underground transit system in
new york city but he could only get permission to build ships for transporting mail not people beach then began building his system in secret he even proved it could work but the city still decided against it. now the idea is being tested again in l.a. the tube is too short for the parts to reach high speed but it's long enough to test technical feasibility the teams is supposed to demonstrate that the pods can withstand extreme conditions out of the twenty seven finalists change only three qualified for this round including the german tain will make it through. this in our secret weapon is the compressor and we are one of the few teams to use one that sucks the rest of the air out of the two that's a partial vacuum operating at one one hundredth of atmosphere at pressure that
would cause air friction that would slow down our pad we don't want that so we suck the air out then we can drive through the tube very. quickly on. the test track still doesn't have an air lock that's why the near vacuum is only generated when the prototype is inside the tube the parts are still unmanned would we even be able to travel at twelve hundred kilometers an hour can the human body withstand such speeds. fighter pilots travel up to three thousand kilometers an hour but they train hard to be able to withstand that stress on the body so will hyperloop travelers also need to carry out a special training programme the problem lies not in the speed but the exhilaration during a sense in the sense an aircraft is constantly accelerating or braking those g. forces are punishing for the body.
the hyperloop by contrast accelerates relatively smoothly and then maintains its speed much like an airplane on stilts but this infrastructure comes at a price a hyperloop tube costs around twelve point four million euros per kilometer to build. not to mention we already have a form of mass transportation that's been around for more than a century over the years rel way infrastructure has been steadily updated and expanded role way tracks and railway stations have been built but in many places the rail system is in need of repairs and traffic on it is far too heavy just probably most rewarding the problem we have today is that we don't make the best use of the infrastructure we already have we could do a lot better especially in the area of public transportation things and now we're considering introducing an entirely new technology one that's very expensive in the hope that one day we'll be able to travel at speeds that are now unimaginable. and
so you have to ask why didn't we just do our. that maintain and update the things we already have. at the competition in l.a. the main goal is testing the technology to have the teams try to send their pods through the chub but both of their design stopped partway through what will happen to the german team. at the last moment they do a final touch up anything that could break the pod is removed will that do the trick. when the chub is closed the is pumped out now all the students can do is white. the pod is off to a good start. the project taught made by the students from munich is the only one that makes it all
the way to the end of the chub. victory. oh. well the one of that was our run of glory when in one of the main prizes i'm speechless it's really wonderful for to see. whether the hyperloop becomes a reality still remains to be sane but this latest test shows it's more than just a pot train. full move from the world of science and research head for our web page d w dot com slash science and you can also let us know what you think on twitter and facebook we love to hear from you. that's all for now but join us again next week when we'll be looking at the future of shipping how can increasingly giant vessels be made safer as they never get tight passages
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this is due to be a news live from berlin and emotional release in turkey the german human rights organizer peter storrie is freed from prison on bal you know really great pool. for everybody who supported us legally. over every fact of us have been held in turkey on terror lated charges and still why we'll get the latest also coming up the. kenyans return to the ballot boxes in a repeat a lie. in that has polarized the nation calls for a boycott and a violent response to protests good main a low turnout we'll go live to nairobi. a final farewell for thailand's
beloved king who had pong tens of thousands of mourners attend the five day long ceremony in bangkok for the late march. and the german cup topsides leipzig and byron munich played even right to the end of last night's big match up had all the drama will tell you which club came out on top. with. a low and welcome to the show i'm brian thomas the german national paper story and seven other human rights activists are now out on bail after three months in a turkish prison the group was among those arrested during a workshop run by amnesty international in istanbul turkey jailed him on terrorism charges as part of a post-coup crackdown now start his case became one of many diplomatic flashpoints between turkey and germany his release could signal
a rapprochement in the deeply strained relations. emotional reunions with relatives and supporters as eight human rights activists are released early on toast and among them german citizen pay to store it now he spent more than one hundred days in jail he was arrested on terrorism charges fifty nine and digital security training workshop to human rights activists. to speak of me i'm really grateful and i can say we are really grateful. for everybody who supported us legally. diplomatically and literally derek. and we know it's going on but we do it together. released on bail their trial will continue but story is i would to await the verdict german foreign minister sigmund gabrielle also welcome the court's decision but called for the release of some ten
and the german citizens joad in turkey on charges balancing is as politically motivated. our correspondent dorian jones is covering trial proceedings in istanbul for us and we have also with us did obvious political correspondent thomas peril here in berlin thanks to both of you for being with us this morning daryn or what was behind the decision to release peter start now. well longer will be presenting this is evidence that turkey to do sure is independent works fairly and justly but the fact that all these human rights defenders were released is seen as evidence of of of of the success of international pressure on turkey this case is called on president putin and pressure on cross but the leave the release of story in particular the scene has been result of profit or possible reports of rumors of berlin was about to use its influence to curtail international lending to turkey now turkey's economy it depends for foreign capital to survive and already even
rumors about reports all the turkish lira plunging and touching record low ok thomas well this development now open the door for improving bilateral relations between germany and turkey the german government brian sees this as a first step in the right direction it also says that german mediation efforts in this case were successful but i think there's also are still a long way to go before relations can be really improved in fact german foreign minister gabriele stressed himself that there are other germans that are detained in turkey for in comprehensible reasons as that was described and this is not the only reason that is a problem between turkey and germany there are serious series of problems between the two countries a series of problems that also prompted german reorientation of its policy towards so that's probably why this is seen as a first step as i'm encouraging step but obviously we're still with still
a long way to go during and i'd like to pick up on something that thomas just mentioned there what about the other german status and still being held in turkish jails is there any chance of them being released as well. well that is very difficult to say and i think it really will depend on how the german un correlations go forward is looking very closely to what the what will be the new government approach to the relations are at a roar of record low and threatening to further deteriorate i think how that relationship between progress is will be very closely linked to the release of the other german nationals even though unger insists that the turkish judiciary is independent everyone does why they believe that their fate really is linked to progress in relations and how that goes forward really really one no one is shore at the moment turkey's concrete facing numerous challenges numerous rights numerous problems of need of all of its allies in many ways in
a firefighting mode and that makes it very difficult to predict going forward but ultimately i think people will be looking to see how the turkish president speaks if he speaks about story to israelis will he make a gesture gestures to really look for it to make gestures in return on court is looking for the extradition of dozens of german citizens accuses of being involved in last year's failed coup how that progress is will be key going forward to berlin on correlations as well during jones following the story for us in istanbul thomas sparrow here in berlin thanks to both of you very much. time for a look at some of the other stories making the news at this hour a ukrainian politician has been wounded his bodyguard killed after an explosion in the capital kiev the injured member of parliament is with the nationalist radical party the country's interior ministry saying it's treating the incident as a terrorist attack. brazilian president michel tomorrow will not have to face trial after the country's congress rejected corruption charges against him seventy seven
year old has denied allegations of the structure of justice and record tearing the decision was met with protests inside and outside parliament. in barcelona demonstrators have made a new call for independence for the catalonia region this after title on leader carlos approved them on turn down an invitation to address spain's senate the senate is due to vote tomorrow on dismissing government over its push for independence. well as to kenya now where police in western kenya have reportedly been shooting live and munition and tear gas to break up protesters that country goes to the polls for a rerun of its presidential election kenya's opposition leaders called for voters to buy boycott that ballot in nairobi supporters of opposition leader raul or dinger were throwing stones to stop people from getting into the polling stations are doing is says today's vote is
a sham in areas where president hu kenyatta has support voting has proceeded but in smaller numbers compared to the vote back in august the kenyan supreme court nala fide that election because of irregularities in the voting process. catherine o. mando joins us now from a polling station in the kibera district in the kenyan capital nairobi catherine you're in kibera right now where there have been some clashes what can you tell us . what i can tell you outside where i am it's pretty safe but when you go in to a round the polling station where i logged into would usually cost this vote there has been a bit of commotion there has been a standoff between youth and police the youth are saying that they don't want people to vote and that's the situation but then we have other polling stations where at least some people have voted within this particular kissed constituency so
but then it's a negative it's a really small number of people who are voting compared to you know to to this particular democracy ok we're getting some live images as we talk here can you give us an idea of how voting is proceeding in kenya at large what's happening in the rest of the nation. well in nairobi we're seeing people going to the polls a very small number compared to a normal election day in central kenya we're seeing a a bigger number of people because this is an area that is a government stronghold or jubilees stronghold so we're seeing more people going to the ballot there we're also seeing more people going to the ballot in various polling stations in rift valley which is also another jubilees stronghold but if you look at the coastal area of kenya we're seeing people who are resisting the delivery of election materials to various polling stations saying that they don't
want to take part in the in the election and if you look at kisumu city it still is quite for quite violent right now there's a standoff between youth and police and no not not that much both to the current situation we have we have a country where some parts are not voting and some parts of voting ok you know if this low voter turnout continues up what would that mean overall for this election . who are very many questions around that because to win the election a president or a candidate must garner at least fifty percent plus one vote in order to be declared president whether the electoral commission will use this system in declaring the election will now will now determine how whether the person who's elected is legitimate or not because if it were kenyatta who seems to be the only real candidates on the ballot right now if he wins and doesn't garner the fifty
plus one votes then with then stuck in another position where we might go back to the ballot and if he does garner the fifty percent or one group vote which is unlikely given the low voter turnout where does that leave us so there are a lot of questions around how the electoral commission is going to handle this but the mere fact that there are polling stations where kenyans haven't voted and the mere fact that they're kenyans who. stopping this election from taking place and some cases that are currently in court it could cause a person to rooting out his reelection which is what is expected as it will call the legitimacy that they'll be illegitimate just a mistake question to his presidency katherine no mando of following the vote for us in nairobi thanks very much for that. well mourners in thailand have started the main part of an elaborate five day funeral ceremony for the country's late king puma pong in bangkok tens of thousands of black clad
mourners line the streets to watch puma ponds burn on its way from the grand palace to the crematorium. music written by the late mark was played alongside the procession gunshots greeted the urns arrival. will go to bangkok for more after this report. king. the man who was tired and head of state for more than seven decades. during his reign he transformed from a rural society to prosperous modern nation he survived a number of attempted coups appointed twenty governments and signed more than a dozen constitutions amid the turbulence the king was considered a rare source of stability. for many he was also semi divine. is traditionally seen as the reincarnation of a hindu god. king who. was born in
one thousand twenty seven in the us while his father was studying at harvard tended school and university in switzerland where he met his wife after the mysterious death of his brother in one nine hundred forty six became king he was just eighteen years old. and had passions that were considered somewhat unconventional for a king he loved jazz music and even played in his own band. the king was also interested in seeing how his people lived he often visited rural areas and arranged development projects which led to many calling him a caring ruler. with his considerable model authority to me ponder fused several political crises as a mediator and one of the most significant was the deadly rioting against the government in one thousand nine hundred two when his intervention prompted the then prime minister to resign. popular as a strict monarch his subjects were allowed to approach him only by sliding across
the floor on their knees without looking him in the. criticism of him and his family could be punished by years of imprisonment. but the threat of jail didn't completely stifle criticism. activists say he hindered the country's democratic progress by wielding too much power. and often citing with military and conservative forces. after the coup in twenty fourteen the king was accused of legitimizing the rule of the military junk after he gave royal blessing to the army's transitional government. the king spent the final years of his life battling illness he died a year ago at the age of eighty eight. following his death his son must have achieved a long gone has taken over the rain but he does not share the same popularity of his father with a poem stabilizing influence many thais are anxious but their country's future.
following a ceremony for us in bangkok today is our correspondent boss in heart his boss in you're there at the ceremony we're going to be getting some live images as we talk this morning from there can you walk us through what's happening today. yes let me start with explaining a little bit about where i am right now as you can see behind me this is one of the many replicas of the royal chroma tory on that tie authorities have put up all over the country to give people the chance to pay their last respects for the late king dead and you can see people walking up to this all tar and putting down sandal wood flowers which is a funeral tradition here in thailand and there are hundreds and hundreds of people here waiting and it's the same picture at these replica sites all across the
country there is also if you i don't know if you can see it back there a big screen where people can also follow the funeral procession and the royal urn has just reached the crime atory i'm from that they were taking it there from the royal palace and they were there going to be taking it around that time a tory m three times now then later this afternoon there will be a ceremonial cremation and then in the evening the actual creation of the late king on i don't get it brian. is viewed by by many thais as semi divine what made this particular time mark so very beloved so very popular for so many toss. i think when if you talk to thais and i just spoke to a few because where we are right now is just right next to the royal palace and there are many here who were here this morning to see that funeral procession pass
and there they will tell you and many thais will tell you the same that he was like a father to them he was a unifying personality a unifying. symbol for the whole country we heard in the report through times of crisis through times of turmoil and also a person who had the interest and of the people and of the country at heart you would people will tell you that he will. be travelling tirelessly around the country promoting his his projects promoting the development of the country and people would get that impression that he would really care for his subjects and i think that's why many people loved him so dearly and why he was revered so highly and which is why you can see such an emotional response and we already saw that last year after his death. with spontaneously tens of thousands maybe a hundred thousand people came out to the streets of bangkok to watch his body being taken from the hospital where he died to the grand palace now again today we see that people come out and the people we spoke to they started crying just
talking about him and they said they said they were sobbing and many people were sobbing when they saw that funeral procession procession passed by today so it's a very emotional moment for many thais bryant ok and these ceremonies are expected to last throughout the day boston hardy's thanks so much for that from bangkok. this is live from berlin still to come on the show in the german cop topsides byron munich an r.v. leipzig going the distance and last night's top match up. well traders are closely watching the e.c.b. in frankfurt today monica bryan and they have a very very big question the big question of course is well the european central bank carry on with quantitative easing its billion euro bond buying program until the end of the year as planned well the verdict on that one is still out what we know though is the easy be is buying up bonds since march twenty fifteen and that's to the tune of two point three trillion euros the measure aims to stave off
deflation it's helped revive borrowing and spending but there is room for more and that is why analysts expect the e.c.b. to taper off quantitative easing in what is called a lower for longer option meaning it will buy back fewer bonds for a longer period of time but the program itself will probably end in two thousand and eighteen now is if the president mario draghi still feels that the eurozone isn't our. of the woods the inflation rate isn't as a level it's supposed to be annual inflation was at north percent in twenty fifteen and september it rose to one point five percent on the year but it still remains of the target rate of two percent so let's cross over now to our financial market correspondent daniel cool in frankfurt daniel first of all what do you expect traders expect from the e.c.b. where you are well in their dreams higher interest rates and a storm of the bond purchasing program but that's not really that's not really
going to happen we have heard from mario draghi and a part of there need to be a change in the monetary policy off the e.c.b. but a very slow one so even though we are close to this inflation target of a true percent he's most likely not going to announce higher interest rates we do expect though that he is going to announce a reduction off the bond purchasing program i was just talking to an analyst there rumors maybe from sixty billion euros a month to just thirty billion euros a month but with a longer running time that's the expectation right now from traders it's going to be really interesting what he's going to say at two thirty p.m. german local time ok and in the meantime trading continues i mean how does the decision making day like today impact trading. well the trading day today and also yesterday was very much influenced by this easy being meeting today we saw the euro again very strong that has been harming the trading day the doctors
really fighting with this thirteen thousand psychology market even closed yesterday under this market very interesting when you talk to traders they do have the fear if the doc should continue in the next days and weeks to struggle with a thirteen thousand point mark that many investors will use the time for profit taking and we would even see shares here more dropping in the next coming days and weeks ok so we all wait now for two thirty two no more danielle call in frankfurt thank you so much for this well good news for deutsche bank the german banking giant turned a tidy profit last quarter and more than doubled analyst expectations according to numbers released today the frankly based value pulled in some nine hundred thirty three million euros in net revenue over the last three months and that translates to almost six hundred fifty million euros in net profit tortured been expected to struggle as profits from its investment banking continue to decrease and german
consumer confidence rose to a record high in october that's according to a monthly survey of two thousand people by the j.f.k. market research institute it found that the germans are feeling more confident about the country's economic outlook and they're more in the mood to splurge on big purchases but it's not all rosy germans are also feeling less optimistic about their incomes rising than they were the month before it's the first of its kind since september the federal elections here in germany. well the political crisis in catalonia could be coming to a head later today when the council on parliament is meeting and its leader expected to announce independence or not it's a political to a mall which has prompted many companies to move their headquarters out of spain's richest region in the north east of the country but not every business is willing or able to leave. a banner on the town hall of sub adele reads freedom for
political prisoners this catalan city isn't just the stronghold of the region's independence movement but also its industrial heartland due to the city's wealth spain's fourth largest bank was founded here. even though the bank is now turned its back on the region most mid-size companies are staying in catalonia. take this supermarket chain for instance right in the middle of the political crisis its management announced it would be making two hundred million euros in investment opening nearly thirty new stores creating one thousand new jobs. they want to know us and we're also building a company head office right here in the heart of catalonia we won't move our headquarters anywhere else that will keep the wealth in jobs in our region that's exactly what we want you to find out what's going up and i think that as many see reports of companies leaving the region is cheap propaganda that's because the
major corporations and banks are effectively only changing their registrations for tax purposes plants and jobs are staying here but the political crisis is affecting many companies orders are getting cancelled foreign investors are leaving add to that the regional government in barcelona is having trouble paying its bills. says it's put on the bible and waiting six months for the authorities to pay their bills . that's hard on my company. i have to get a loan to pay my workers. call the authorities about the payment they say their hands are tied. companies are caught between the two sides of the political crisis which continues to escalate according to business sources here the government in madrid is also putting pressure on full subsidiaries say that this seems like an effort to push one of the biggest employers out of the cartel and
region prime minister seems also to be using economic leverage against his political opponents. and of course more on the catalan crisis as the day unfolds but here in germany this week a lot of men spend to the even things in front of the television grinderman and women to monaco watch a top flight football the german cup in full swing this week the most hotly anticipated game of the rounds r.v. lives and playing host the byron munich both clubs near the top of the table in the bundesliga and their cup match was a tight encounter. r.p. leipsic and bar in munich had silverware on their minds after a goalless opening half the games rhythm changed after the break is filed by lights he cannot be kato on rubber live and led to his second yellow card of the evening and an early trip to the dressing room oh playing with ten men didn't slow down the hosts after sixty eight minutes of use of polson was brought down by jerome boateng
and forsberg stepped up to the spot when they. put their lead was short lived just five minutes later boateng found thiago alcantara his perfect tatter level to score . higher dominated into extra time but there was no getting past life see keeper paycheck she's. a penalty shoot out back and then bar and put away all their spot kicks. unfortunately for leipsic team of then i couldn't convert the visitors and fans to the next round was. let's get your minder now of our top stories this hour court in istanbul has ordered the release on bail of eight human rights activists among them a german national. was arrested on terror related charges the case is tested relations between turkey and germany. and there are reports kenyan police of fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters as the country's repeat
presidential election gets underway the opposition leader has called for a voter boycott. this is d.w. news live from berlin don't forget you can always find out more about these and other stories at our website good of you dot com for now though for me brian thomas and the entire news team thanks so much for being with us.
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