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this is d.w. news live from berlin police in belarus arresting journalists is at the beginning of a media crackdown among those detained as did have your correspondent paul yet because he has apartments in the capital meant to search for two hours to w.'s launch a protest with a bellicose ism bassett are here in berlin also coming up. the u.s. imposes new sanctions on russia for the chemical attack on a former double agent and his daughter how will this affect president trump's offer to improve relations with the kremlin we'll get the latest from washington. also on
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the show discord at the united nations agency for palestinian refugees staff and on out on strike to protest budget cuts they come after the u.s. slashed america's aid for the palestinians. and the turkish naval officer caught up in the purge following the attempted to two years ago in turkey in an exclusive interview he tells the w what it's like going from being a high ranking nato officer to being branded a terrorist. brian thomas thanks so much for being with us authorities and dollar also rest of the number of journalists on suspicion of illegally accessing information from the country's state run news agency local rights groups are saying at this hour that the arrests are part of a government drive to muzzle independent media among those detained d.w. court. because now his apartment in minsk was searched for two hours by police did
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of you has laws or protests with belarus as i'm biased or here in berlin demanding because he's a media release these are us follow the police search of a number of private news outlets reporters without borders told to. quote the raids and the confiscation of computers and other devices suggests that the arrests are political. let's go straight to our moscow correspondent emily sure one following the story for us to morning emily the german government has also protested these arrests what is the latest on the correspondent because he and his colleagues well brian a lot is still unclear in this case and in the case of the other journalists as well what we do know is that since tuesday at least four journalists are now behind bars including from the independent media outlets bill upon and to be and
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also as you mentioned correspondent because he was detained yesterday after making a critical comment on belorussian radio about the searches in detentions of other journalists and it seems that he is now in a detention center as well and you know these people are really kind of in limbo at the moment because according to valor russian law people can be detained without an official charge for up to three days and only then do they have to be charged and placed in pretrial detention so a lot is unclear and it seems that the journalists are in part in some kind of a legal limbo legal limbo ok they're in legal legal limbo but do we know physically where they are are they being held in the capital man you mentioned this detention center where are they right now. well absolutely there it is detention center and it's interesting as well to know
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that the the allegations against them are also very unclear the author already gave no reason for the arrest of power because he. officially and what we do know is that his apartment was searched equipment was confiscated any type of equipment his wife said that they could find they confiscated initially he was treated as a witness in this case and now he is a suspect and when it comes to the other journalists they are being unlawfully accused of accessing this news site the state run news site. because he himself said that he hadn't actually read the news agencies materials in a long time ok not only can you tell us about the state of press freedom in belarus right now arjun the journalist able to go out and do their work without fear of reprisal without fear of arrest. well the
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situation when it comes to press freedom is certainly not good in belo routes. has been ruled by author terry and leader alexander look at nine hundred ninety four he is often referred to as europe's last dictator and reporters without borders ranked the country one hundred fifty fifth out of one hundred eighty countries worldwide in their world press freedom index. and in this case the belorussian of thirty's have said that it has nothing to do with issues of press freedom but activists and human rights human rights activists as well disagree as does. the wife of g.w. is because he she says that this is a move against independent journalism and bella bruce yes brian well we'll have to wait and see what happens but it's certainly a worrying development there ok and we will have more facts and news about this as the details come in for now emily for one in moscow thanks very much. the united
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states is hitting russia with new sanctions in connection with the poisoning of a former russian double agent and his daughter in britain the state department in washington says it is convinced moscow was responsible the former russian spy service screwball and his daughter you are believed to have been exposed to nova chalk a powerful military grade nerve agent in the english salisbury they spent weeks recovering in hospital from the time it was back in march britain has accused russia of being behind the attack which the kremlin vehemently denies just last month two other people came across that container believed to have been used to transport this deadly poison and one of them died. more on this story i'm joined by our washington d.c. correspondent stefan see monza good morning to you stefan why are these sanctions coming now has there been new evidence against russia as the evidence against moscow. very good question and the answer will might disappoint you because so far
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nobody is actually aware or state department white house or trumpet who's tracing as a whole has not come out with exactly that saying that there is new hard evidence it is fair to assume that whatever british intelligence and british authorities communicated to us still holds and don't forget congress us congress had asked the trumpet ministration within two months time to determine if russia violated international law all and no it took the trumpet administration or the u.s. government more than two months actually two and a half months plus to determine and to make this determination and this is why those sanctions are following suit right now they will be rolled out into trenches and are expected to implement to be implemented around twenty second of august ok now twenty second of august is the date for these sanctions but there are more even tougher sanctions in the works right now can you tell us what they look like. right
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those so there sanctions package comes into trenchers the first one is what we're talking about now and that targets so-called dual use technologies those are technologies which could be used in civil to civil purposes and military purposes by russia which just sold by the u.s. to russia however those permissions to export those technologies would have been approved on a base to base. on the. basis when it happens. but is it fair to assume that this will be denied the second tranche is actually the one which could really hurt russia even more because this targets exports and that could actually even involve flights from era flights from russia to the united states and yeah and that installment could sanctions could hit the russian oil industry hard as well now a step in the trumpet ministration had been embarking on its own form of detente
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with russia is that now over or is it done and dusted. well that's a really really tough question a really good one though too because here's the thing while the mean while the trump administration place some say some say hardball with the with russia right now following the he and the u.s. seen as miserable performance largely miserable performance of mr of the president of mr trump in helsinki trump himself the president himself. many observers still recognize are striving to warm up relationships with russia and with putin you are aware that there are standing invitations which then have to be had to be pulled back but then we were renewed so publicly from the president himself nothing against putin or russia of course he insists that he is the toughest president ever in terms of the relations with russia in terms of sanctions
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but again this is a two to tale story here in washington d.c. when it comes to this ok we'll be following this as it progresses and moves forward stuff and for now thanks very much. we have some breaking news coming in from argentina that country's senate has just rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion the vote followed some fifteen hours of heated debate about abortion in the senate and the bill would have legalized abortion up to the fourteenth week approved pregnancy tens of thousands of people have been holding demonstrations for and against abortion before the senate began its debate we'll have more on this story for you in our next quarter. to the mideast now in the gaza health ministry says israeli airstrikes have killed a pregnant woman and her young daughter in the gaza strip one hamas fighter was also killed the israeli army army launched the attacks after
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a mosque militants fired more than one hundred fifty rockets into israel injuring at least three israelis the security situation in the region has been tense since march that's when palestinians began staging weekly protests along the gaza israel border israel has warned hamas against any further escalation. while this exchange of fire in gaza comes at a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult for gazans to live their daily lives now that's because president trump has slashed u.s. funding for the united nations agency responsible for some five million refugees there he questioned its value after the state department said he didn't see known as needed deep reforms our reporter tony kramer went to gaza where some agency employees are out on strike. a sit in congress headquarters in gaza city a few employees have even started a hunger strike all of them fear for their jobs among them the psychologists who
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are shot she will have to work part time for the next six months and they did they do have a shot at drugstore being us out in the street i'm thirty eight years old my husband doesn't work i have full clinics but we don't have any other source of in a town or where should i apply for his job i want to get them back most of the anger is directed at the agency a hundred and thirteen people lose their jobs with unemployment at more than forty percent in gaza work with the agency had been highly sought after the funding crisis is starting to bite after the u.s. slashed its support for on road back in january there is a ninety million dollars shortfall in its emergency fund which supports food distribution mental health and cash for work programs we're trying the best we can to prioritize the food distribution and that means we have to borrow some money and do less of the other two programs a number of our staff staff roughly a thousand staff are affected by this some of them will continue full time their
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job some of them will have to move to part time so that we can fit into the budget the food distribution and how must control gaza the crisis over the agency which provides services normally supplied by state comes amid attempts political situation a ceasefire between hamas and israel remains elusive people here are very that the cuts in u.s. funding are only the beginning of a wider campaign to take the refugee issue off the agenda israel and the u.s. accused the u.n. organization off the pad to rating the refugee problem but people here say that without the little support they get the situation would be even worse. at the distribution center at the sheltie refugee camp people come for their basic idea. with the gaza strip see it by israel and egypt over eighty percent of the population are dependent on age one reason or another. every
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three months even in the picks up his family's ration of oil lentils floor and other items he's a tailor that's hard to find work is a little agency has reduced its own stuff so what will happen to people like me if i cut even slightly it will hurt. today i'm getting seven backs but if they cut it by half the quantity will not be enough. it will never be enough the food. like for him and his fellow two million gazans remains deeply uncertain. to turkey now and it's just over two years since the coup ended deposing turkish president. failed now after that attempted to turkey purge the military of thousands of soldiers alleged to have taken part in turkish military officers working at nato headquarters in brussels were recalled to ankara for questioning
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and some were accused of terrorism and arrested on the spot many are still behind bars in this exclusive report did abuse teri schultz needs a turkish officer who was caught up in that perch. peaceful days with his family or something former turkish naval officer jeff tokyo wasn't sure he'd ever happen again after president ratchet tie a pair to one accused of the then lieutenant commander and most other officer stationed at nato of supporting the twenty six team to top korea was imprisoned but escaped several months ago and returned to brussels where he tried to stay under the turkish government's radar until now. the pope on behalf of me. for those who can't meet the press at the journalists who can't meet their lawyers you know that they are in prison. you know i have to talk on behalf of
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took chaos ordeal began three months after the coup when he was lured from brussels back to ankara under the guise of an urgent meeting instead his former turkish military colleagues had him arrested and thrown into jail for more than sixteen months turning him overnight from a high ranking international diplomat with nato's top security clearance to a so-called terrorist one of almost two hundred thousand people swept up in the massive purges ordered by air to one after the coup attempt top player was accused of being a follower of exiled islamist leader to the glenn who heir to one blames for instigating the coup he was also charged with insulting air to one on twitter the officer says the claims are absurd that he has no religious or political ties and never had a twitter account at that point a prosecutor even brought up his nato appointment as an allegation against him being pro less than pro nato is a big crime intake you know. he fled while on a temporary release from prison and awaiting trial tokyo says he witnessed terrible
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things while being held extreme physical and mental torture of people he's convinced he did nothing wrong. now top does have a twitter account and he's using it to share these stories sparking a backlash from the government controlled media in turkey which call him a traitor i feel relieved with each week and i know. the bad guys are afraid of it takei as family supports his risky decision even after everything they've suffered his wife miscued is nervous about telling their story but agrees it's the right thing to do other purged nato officers however feel they must stay in the shadows as threats from continue one of them tells me in a written statement he fears turkish intelligence will snatch to shut him up. long arm is everywhere they try to find
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a live report on what we do and if they get orders they carry them out talk is giving way to fear in bold and the autocrats what use them courage is innocent people. being frightened or afraid so we are in the front we are on the right side we should be more current with the belgian government supports him on the same day you spoke with he received word that belgium has granted him refugee status protection from the government he thought he would serve all his life. let's find out more about the story now what did abused dorian jones he joins us from istanbul dorian we just heard there are some very disturbing fears from top and his family that he could be snatched up even in belgium where is living by turkish security agents is that a possibility. well i think the serving has good reason to be
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concerned it does appear to be this systematic international campaign to bring back . to little girl and back to turkey for justice that is how present since they say the followers of glenn are a terrorist organization that has a vast network over seas and it was responsible for the failed coup in twenty sixteen which over two hundred fifty people died and in fact they are parallels with the al qaeda network pointing out the united states use rendition to bring people back to the to justice as the u.s. would call it and they say the situation is a little different they say that they are working with authorities in many cases to bring people back but there have certainly been cases in kosovo where six people were spirited away back to turkey also in ukraine. and also last month was a big scandal in mongolia where a plane was grounded because of allegations that there was a turkey syria citizen had been kidnapped and was about to be returned back to
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turkey. deny this but undoubtedly there is this international campaign to bring back people to turkey. dorian thanks so much for bringing us up to date on this aspect of the story from istanbul today. wrong some sports now and some huge football transfer news the premier league club chelsea a signed goalkeeper. from the let it go ball for eighty million euro zone that makes the twenty three year old the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the sport couple will replace the ball courts wahoos joining real madrid could have made fifty three appearances in spain's a league of four bilbao is signed a seven year contract with chelsea. now most of us would have a real challenge on our hands trying to get a basketball through the hoop from the foul line but how about trying that going
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seventy mph above the ground in an airplane the harlem globetrotter ball bowler did just that bowlers flew above wildwood in new jersey scored their shot on the runway below the globe trotters are of course an exhibition best built in the performed games meant to entertain filled with combination comedy and stunts and now a new aerial form of athletics. i maybe was just lucky anyway as you can see. jeremy's introduce these of duff regulations to protect key industries that's right and the target of regulation is very clear china for several really several years beijing has been on a mission to buy foreign companies that fit its made in china twenty twenty five strategy mostly market leaders in ten different key industry sectors like robotics so pharmaceuticals that strategy involves takeovers of foreign companies and countries such as germany and the u.s.
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now see then dust real advantages that risk starting to fight china's massive pile strategy with a strict regulation. it's a move china won't like germany's government wants broader veto powers when investors from outside europe buy into local companies starting at fifteen percent stakes instead of the current twenty five the new regulations come after berlin effectively blocked a chinese company from buying a twenty percent share in electricity grid operator fifty hurts chinese trade representatives claim they're being singled out. however the sudden surge in chinese purchases is striking. while the volume of chinese transactions in germany has comparably low in the years before twenty sixteen it's accelerated quickly since then a sudden surge to twelve point six billion dollars in twenty sixteen was followed by a new peak of thirteen point seven billion dollars in twenty seventeen. and it's not
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only the size of the investments that are ringing alarm bells in berlin. many of them are focused on certain sectors. those ten key industrial sectors president z. wants china to become world leader in the acquisition of robot manufacture a cooker for four and a half billion euros last year falls into that category. and this year lee shoe food c.e.o. of chinese car maker gili acquired ten percent in germany. now germany is slamming on the brakes by planning tighter scrutiny of foreign investments but german industry representatives fear the government stricter controls could deter chinese investors and that's not necessarily good news after all investors also provide capital and create jobs. elong mosques twitter and announcement saying he wants to take economic
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a tesla private has not only irritated markets and let the stock jump by eleven percent on wednesday it also become became a matter of interest for the u.s. securities and exchange commission according to the wall street journal the f.c.c. is looking into whether must statements actually were factual in other words was he joking that sheen has come off the business of wunderkind mosque burning through billions of dollars of tesla without even a hint of huge revenue continues problems to breaking into the mass market insulting analysts tweeting like donald trump who is this man i'm kind of best still trust him. some have called him the architect of tomorrow others say he's a con man but either way ylem mask is a highly intelligent driven individual and the south african born under par new has achieved things many can only dream about in one thousand nine hundred four he founded his first company at the age of twenty four by the time he was thirty have become one of the co-founders of pay pal but musk is better known for his other
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headline grabbing projects tesla space x. and hyperloop with tesla musk is revolutionizing the car industry by building electric cars a business for which he has come under pressure the company has spent more than ten billion dollars without ever making a profit but that hasn't stopped musk he wants to change long distance travel with hyperloop b. idea is to send an electromagnetically levitated vehicle through a long pressure tube over thousands of miles. liftoff his space x. project is aimed at sending the first people to mars it seems that not even the stars can limit elon musk thirty seconds away from. businesses go up and down and sometimes they die and no way while the industry definitely seems to be on its way out tobacco smoking numbers in no way have hit
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a historic low especially as young consumers are priced out of the cigarette market . these drawers are well stocked and they will stay that way the product they're holding isn't very popular young people used to come in here for cigarettes they don't anymore. for i visited previously there were a few but now i don't really know anyone who smokes so it's become uncool are. arguing i don't want to do it it's like people look down on people who smoke. and it was like it seems the government's anti-smoking efforts have paid off in no way cigarettes cost thirteen year olds for a pack the third highest price worldwide after australia and new zealand and tobacco companies aren't allowed to advertise or even show their logo on their packs some companies have sued to no avail. we. don't want to be in the clutches of an industry that tries to keep pushing
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cigarettes. in many us circles and is now completely unthinkable for one's friends and school buddies to smoke and so i can't rule out we will go for zero percent. remission. no more smoking in norway it's the consumer's choice after all. i want a good choice it is and here's a reminder for the top stories we're following for you as arrested several journalists among them t w a correspondent paul yoko. but because the w. is lost a protest with better or worse in some boss or in berlin local bribes groups i have the arrests of part of the government drive some muscle independent media. that's actually watching g.w. news there's more news coming up at the top of eof thanks for watching.
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enjoy the conflict zone with me should sleep on from the treatment of migrants to freedom of expression to n.z. terror low cost and debts of human rights across you're all slipping my guest in vienna is michael flood the director of the u.n. agency folks condiment god does he believe you up is doing extend to protect human rights conflicts so for next doubling.
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makers taking their destinies to their new misplayed d.w. t.v. series food for. d w dot com or call. from the treatment of migrants to freedom of expression to end to tara let us down that's of human rights across europe slipping this week on conflicts in my guest in vienna is michael o. floody direct off the e.u. agency for fundamental rights that's he believes europe is doing all it can to protect human rights.


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