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if you do this and let's it feelings of the instruments that steer us and whoever can control these feelings has great power over us. algorithms instead of feelings measuring emotion starting december sixteenth on t w. this is d w news live from berlin a court room turns into a crime scene at the united nations tribunal for the former yugoslavia a former bosnian croat general is dead after drinking poison as judges of held his twenty year prison sentence for war crimes also coming up. it is
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a situation that we will handle u.s. president donald trump threatens north korea with new sanctions that's after john yang tests its most powerful weapon yet a missile that some say is capable of reaching the east coast of the united states . and the european union and the african union meet in ivory coast to discuss ways of dealing with the flow of refugees from africa into europe. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us a former bosnian croat military chief has died after apparently swallowing poison during a hearing at the un's tribunals for the former yugoslavia slobodan drank the contents of a small bottle seconds after the court upheld his twenty year sentence for war crimes
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and crimes against humanity. slow down probably act was about to go to prison for what would probably be the rest of his life the judge confirms a twenty year prison sentence and then this. i'm not a war criminal i oppose this conviction. stop police police adult confusion at first and as the judge moves on to the next case calls come from within the court i have taken poison. to ok. we spend the. we spent at least the curtain's later it became clear that died from the effects of the. no where was the war crimes tribunal more closely followed than the town of muster divided
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during the war years and best known for its destroyed and now rebuilt starry bridge one prominent croat war veteran had this to say about the tribunals and project suicide but as. we do the same it would be hard to serve time in prison while people are mocking you. this verdict will not lead to reconciliation in bosnia and herzegovina as for the hague court it should be accused of being a joint criminal enterprise itself. others held in camps during the war saw some justice in the verdicts. they did those things it's bad that they were sentenced for a war crime. what all of us who had been in camps expected at least the confirmation that this was a criminal enterprise. the tribunal may have finished its work but reconciliation is clearly still some way away. on friday is the latest in connection
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with the u.n. tribunal in the hague which was set up to deliver justice to victims of war crimes committed in the ninety nine years in the former yugoslavia but many of the accused died before legal proceedings against them could be concluded so the trials aside the tribunal has attracted criticism for its sometimes controversial decisions the question remains did it truly deliver justice how do you render justice for thousands of murdered civilians when the un established the international criminal tribunal for the former yugoslavia in one nine hundred ninety three many in the balkan region regarded it as just another empty political gesture but just two years later eight thousand people died in this rapid needs said genocide deepening both the yugoslavia crisis and distrust in the court. today despite the court's success in bringing the perpetrators of many of the war's atrocities to justice the
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distrust remains. there will never be reconciliation especially not through tribunals their dicks today we're arguing even more than we were in one thousand nine hundred five. the courts did manage to bring in the biggest names implicated in both the genocide and the war at large. slobodan milosevic president to serbia during the war came to be the most infamous name associated with the court he was indicted in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine but wasn't arrested until two thousand and one milosevic was indicted for genocide attacks on civilians and torture but he died of heart failure in two thousand and six before his trial could conclude. former bosnian serb leader radovan carrot it was another big catch for the court the leader of the serbian democratic party in
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bosnia was finally arrested in two thousand and eight after over a decade on the run he faced eleven charges including war crimes and genocide and was convicted in twenty sixteen right clone lavage the former bosnian serb general was found guilty just this week of war crimes crimes against humanity and genocide and sentenced to life in prison the tribunals despite its controversies has laid the groundwork for other current and future war crime prosecutions. ahead tribunal is important in the context of the foundation of other war crimes tribunals which really found their feet in the international criminal tribunal for the former yugoslavia such as a tribunal for rwanda one tree east timor sierra leone and also for the establishment of the international criminal court. it's been more than two decades since the conflict ended but the scars remain. where u.s. president donald trump said that the u.s. will quote handle the latest ballistic missile test by north korea he says america
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will impose additional sanctions on pyongyang is also called on china to use all available levers to influence north korea for its part china has voiced grave concern and. surprise it has called for talks to resolve the crisis the yanks claims that its latest test launches a new type of missile and some experts believe it's now capable of hitting the united states mainland. north korea claims it has become a global nuclear power after a lot of over two months it's again fired an intercontinental ballistic missile this one flew much higher than previous ones before landing in the sea of japan. state media announced the news in a special broadcast is that the launch was a complete success and that the new missile represented
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a giant leap forward pyongyang claims this brings the whole u.s. mainland within its range a direct challenge to donald trump but this time the u.s. president's reaction was more muted than before. after meeting with his defense minister trump refrained from issuing threats but i will always tell you that will take care of it when you have general most of them with us and we're going to want discussion about it. it is a situation that we will handle. north korea's immediate neighbor was less restrained within minutes south korea responded by firing missiles into the sea to demonstrate its ability to strike pyongyang this launch sites the south korean president said the international community had no choice but to continue applying pressure and sanctions you know homebound working down with
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this action does not only increased tension on the korean peninsula but gravely endangers the international peace and security we strongly condemn north korea's reckless behavior seoul has warned the situation could spiral out of control. and for more we're joined now by professor hugh doogan from the school of diplomacy and international relations at seton hall university in the u.s. professor thing is good to have you on the show so we've got this emergency session of the u.n. security council what can we realistically expect. the meeting was called today and there will be a more formal meeting on december eleventh when japan is the president of the security council but today the opportunity was to be briefed by the secretary of s. the nature of this missile attempt and to see if this was in fact new technology or
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old technology we're not sure about that it's also an opportunity for the member states to condemn this action and to remind north korea that they have been in violation of many security council resolutions against this type of behavior and it's also an opportunity and we'll see if in fact the security council decides to press for more another resolution i should say with more sanctions or if it seeks to try to improve its ability to implement and enforce existing sanctions u.s. president trump he's been more careful in his dealings with kim jong il this time around why do you think that is so i mean is he worried or do you get a diplomatic slap on the wrist that we don't know about. well i would have to say that the entire world has a very difficult time trying to read the north korean regime because it is such a closed society we simply can't get a glimpse into his totalitarian man cave it's a very difficult situation and therefore the neighboring countries and our allies
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in the region are able indeed to ascertain u.s. interests not north korean interests so their most the most of their focus is on the u.s. and whether or not the u.s. will stand with them and possibly take a bullet for them and this is what the u.s. and president trump in the defendant's seat unfortunately and this is very much to north korea's tactical advantage and diplomatic terms right yeah i mean this this bellicose rhetoric that that we've heard from president trump and of course his tweets i mean it hasn't slowed down the nuclear program in north korea has it. well apparently not and it seems as though the technology has been a bit more advanced than the. vendor scientists and politicians had expected trump has also appealed to being of china and asked for his help in each of deescalating this crisis and also denuclearizing north korea i we ever going to see any fruits of that. well china has been making efforts says this last week it closed
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a major bridge between the two countries that sees seventy up to seventy percent of trade between those countries now halted at least for this week and probably want or not to give china too much credit it of course plays a very long game and geopolitical matters and it's trying to present itself as a leader in the region dealing with the problem on its doorstep and at the same time hopes that over time this creates an opportunity to push the u.s. further from the region and of north korea can somehow so to speak blackmail foreign and western and u.s. influence in the region to back up a little bit maybe a few hundred miles off the coast brewer and maybe a few more thousand miles into the pacific ocean that would make china very happy to be more of a settled henchman in the region and not have to worry about u.s. presence there so china has to do two things have to show leadership that's responsible to the world in dealing with this menace but the same time it's also looking at opportunities for keeping the west out of that hemisphere professor if
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you can from the school of diplomacy at seton hall in the united states professor newman we appreciate your insights tonight thank you you. thank. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world police in pakistan say gunman have opened fire on worshippers outside a mosque in the capital islamabad they say three or four attackers on motorbikes shot at members of the shiite community after evening prayers at least one person was killed several others were injured police in spain have seized over three hundred kilos of heroin in one of the country's biggest ever drug holes most of the drug was found hidden inside a cement shipment that arrives at the port of barcelona from turkey the high purity heroin is said to be worth around one hundred twenty million euros on the black market. zimbabwe's high court has acquitted it activist of plotting to overthrow former president robert mugabe just
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a week after the long time leader resigned after a military coup pastor evan. led large anti-government protests last year he called on the country's new leader ship to drop similar cases against the act. well leaders from across europe and africa have pledged to do more to tackle illegal migration amid an international outcry over reports of modern day slavery in libya germany's chancellor angela merkel and eighty other european and african leaders are taking part in a two day summit in ivory coast tackling the root causes of migration top of the agenda as is promoting stability and more jobs for africa's young and rapidly growing population. well earlier i spoke to our correspondent max hoffman who is at the summit in ivory coast and i asked him if the e.u. leaders are genuine about their desire to invest in africa or if their main concern
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is simply keeping a legal migrants out of your. they are in the short term interested in that but they know and many have said that including the german chancellor i get a macro that they won't be able to do that if they don't help the african countries to get up to speed with their economies because as long as people here or in some african countries at least look for that in to the north to europe for their future then the migration crisis is only going to get worse max often reporting from ivory coast i'm going golfing berlin we'll see you again at the top of the. your children like chuck.

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