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this is d w news live from berlin at the munich security conference escaping condemnation of iran from israel's prime minister. mr zarif. you recognize there's. been a minute ten yahoo confront the arraigning foreign minister over a drone israel shot down an israeli air space iran's foreign minister hits back calling the speech quote a cartoonish circus and at the berlin wall it. it's a big night for european sort of out of the berlin international film festival and
tonight its review women driving the plot would have the details coming up. welcome to the program i'm mary in evanston it's good to have you with us israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has warned that if israel feels threatened it could take action directly against iran natanya who made the comments on the final day of the munich security conference and at the end of a week that saw iran and israel edged closer to open confrontation. israel's prime minister was in hawkish form when he took to the stage in munich in a blistering speech he slammed what he calls iran's aggression in the middle east. here's a piece of that i really am drawing or what's left over after we shot it girl.
i brought it here so you can see it for yourself. mr zarif. do you recognize this. you should be george you can take back with you a message to the tyrants of terror and do not just israel's resolve. netanyahu is a vehement critic of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement negotiated between six world powers and iran and he sees it as a form of appeasement that will prevent iran from building a nuclear bomb or maneuvering to become the dominant power in the region. i think it started to stop them you know they're aggressive they're developing ballistic missiles they're not inspecting and they're going to have a free highway to massive in richmond this has to be changed a few hours later iran's foreign minister mohammad javad zarif addressed the
conference brushing off netanyahu is remarks and calling israel the true aggressor . israel. uses aggression. as a as a policy against his name they can blame it for ever on iran but that won't resolve their problems as the fifty fourth munich security conference comes to an end this verbal onslaught seems to indicate more uncertainty. well on the sidelines of the conference there was an incident involving nato member turkey and a top member of germany's green party chevys tamir is a german politician of turkish descent he was staying at the same hotel as a turkish foreign minister security officers told him the turkish delegation had flagged him as a terrorist and was tamir then receive twenty four hour police protection for the duration of the conference back in berlin he had this to say about the situation. as you. know one security apparatus is notorious thugs and rough guys in many other
countries they'd simply be in prison we saw the pictures from washington where they beat peaceful protesters the u.s. congress had to deal with it. travel bans were imposed and arrest warrants are out for these people. i'd like to know if these guys who are wanted in the us are even allowed into germany you know or should i not ice and do. well also in the spotlight during the entire three day conference was america's changing role in global security chief political correspondent linda crane covered the conference for us and sent us this assessment of how participants view the united states since donald trump became president. there was a widespread sense here that the united states as a guarantor of international peace and security is no longer willing to play that role speakers on the very first day including the german defense minister ursula
funded lyon indicated that they feel that the u.s. approach is now predominantly focused on military means and on u.s. interests that the u.s. essentially views foreign policy as a transactional affair the question then arose are other powers able to step into the role as a guarantor of a systemic approach and certainly european spokespeople people here were eager to say that europe is ready and willing to take on more responsibility we heard german foreign and defense ministers saying that there is a commitment to greater coordination of european security policy even to europe of european foreign policies and that european countries are now committed to paying more for their own defense but whether they will really step into
a global systemic role remains to be seen. well turning now to the united states where supporters of stronger gun control laws are pushing lawmakers to take action following last week's massacre at a florida high school students from the school where a former classmate shot seventeen people to death rallied in fort lauderdale to demand stricter regulations on firearms speakers criticize legislators for of taking money from pro-gun lobbying groups and failing to pass laws making it more difficult to obtain certain weapons. now to some of the other stories making news around the world and in iran loved ones are awaiting word on the fate of sixty five people on a crashed airliner the flight had started in tehran and was bound for the southern city of suge reports say poor visibility is hampering access to the mountainous area where the plane is believed to have come down. the seventeen year old german
national known only as linda w. has been sentenced to six years in prison by an iraqi court she was found guilty of membership in the so-called islamic state her case made international headlines after she was arrested by iraqi forces in mosul last summer. in ukraine's capital kiev several thousand protesters have called for the impeachment of president petro poroshenko the protesters included supporters of former georgian leader michel second sheely he was deported from ukraine earlier this week saakashvili was previously a governor of ukraine's odessa region and approaching ally but he then became one of his greatest critics. are time to check in on the winter olympics and kyung chango and yanick speak for him to do sports is here to talk us through it to good to see you young nick all right so marcel here sure we already know him to be the king of world cup skiing
but after his success is today is it time to finally crown him the olympic king as well you know one hundred mean this guy is a freak pure and simple i mean he has dominated the skiing serve in the world cups for a long time but he never won an olympic gold proxomitron showing his good winter games but as we can see here we smashed the course in the joint slalom today he beat his nearest competitor by almost a second and a half that's huge margin screen. after his run his competitors were even giving him a standing ovation these athletes that are more decorated than him in the. lympics had one more medals than him but they all say and they all agree that he is the best in the world if not the best in history so that's like that's the standing we're talking about here and for him to win a gold medal i think it finally puts to rest any doubts about his standing as the best in in the world all right well certainly he'll be very happy going home from
the from these olympics but let's let's talk about those medals and norway are on top and alongside germany with nine goals tell us about norway's latest hero yes norway now have twenty five medals overall which is a huge you know a great a great achievement but this latest one was quite an awesome upset from broughton somewhat unexpected it was a very competitive field in the slopestyle skiing but his first run in finals scored ninety five points and that was enough for him to win the entire event it's a very cool event in itself the slope style it's got a mixture of you know jumps with the heart of you is judged and then you have some trick boxes so it's really old round event and the brothers win this. as we heard of norway's now once gold medal puts them on top now and so yeah i mean they're looking great to be the overall leader in terms of the time when the olympics come to an end yet definitely don't want to try that. on
a more serious note doping and russia did dominate the buildup to the games and we've been hearing there's been another twist to this story can you tell us about that yeah this is very bad news for russian athletes that are competing in obesity we know that russia as a country was banned from the olympics in the place they have to compete as the olympic russian athletes from russia and so here we have. alexander crucial netsky cola was called dog peeing he's a sample is reported to be come back positive i don't know what you're doing jumping as a cola i mean no offense to the sport. because a lot of skill but you don't really need to don't four and he won bronze in the mixed coaling with his wife and if he's based on who comes back positive which is probably most likely that medals gone and this is a bad look for russia because of the starting scandal obviously they want to have a new a new slight but with this being it's not looking very good no it isn't it's an
expat from v.w. sports many thanks indeed for all of your insights for bringing us up to date on the winter olympics are almost. all right the movers and shakers of the silver screen are in the german capital for the berlin international film festival the berlin ali it opens on thursday with a hint of hollywood but this weekend the focus has been on the leading talents of european cinema. david levitz and melanie bahl are on the red carpet and joining us now for the latest hey there guys so what's serve been getting people talking down there today going to. well we've been practicing our curling skills actually on the red carpet but beyond that is really about female driven movies and we're outside of the world premiere of one of them it's called feed young daughter of mine and inspire a very promising italian director loud. exactly and the movie is really this conflict
centered around a young girl who was adopted right off the bat and what makes the movie so what's down there is really strong leads you have a very abusive and logical mother who is struggling with having given up her daughter to have the adoptive mother fearing that she might use her and then in the middle of that you have the young ten year old who was kind of trying to figure out who she is and trying to get a sense of belonging is really moving it was really moving three really strong female performances we can't forget this is the first billion dollars since the me too movement became huge and i think the jury is going to be taking that into consideration all right so sounds like a movie i'll be putting on my list to watch at some point what about some other films what else have you seen. we've also seen a movie called the state by two directors and it's a bit of a dark comedy isn't it it's well it's kind of
a comedy. it's very dark and it also actually features a very strong female lead a wealthy woman who's just inherited a very rundown apartment block and was trying to figure out what to do with it. and she goes to some pretty extreme lengths she doesn't really seem to care about the many of them poor many of the immigrant in the building so a strong character not necessarily one you want to life and that's also we are this evening. all right so the competition to clinch this year's golden bear is indeed heating up if you guys had to bet who do you think will come out the winner at this year's. you know it's still a little too early to say but there has been a lot of really positive buzz around a movie called transit by the german director. this is a world war two movie with a difference it's actually set as if it were present day. i don't know i think it
might be a woman's year this year though what do you think it might be that only four female directors nominated but it looks like it could be the year for a gold medal for a woman we'll see you. all right it does remain exciting for sure melanie ball and david leavitt's reporting for us from the red carpet of the berlin international film festival. many thanks indeed to both of you and enjoy the movies . thank you thank you. and now just a quick reminder of the top story we've been following for you speaking at the munich security conference israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu held up what he called part of an iranian grown shutdown and israeli airspace a week ago he warned that. could. paint well for his part to reign in foreign minister zarif accused israel of using aggression as policy.
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