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this is d.w. news live from berlin that clashes erupt in bucharest as ex-pats romanians return home to demand that the government resign they say they were forced out of their own country by corruption police use rubber bullets and tear gas against the demonstrators injuring hundreds we'll go live to the romanian capital also coming up. turkey's currency in freefall amid a diplomatic spat between washington and ankara the euro plunges to record lows after donald trump ramps up tariffs on turkish imports the turkish president aired
a one is a defiant saying his country would emerge victorious in an economic war. you are. welcome to the program i'm mary and i haven't seen. hundreds of people have been injured in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in romania tens of thousands rallied in the capital bucharest and other cities to demand the resignation of the government they blame the ruling social democrats for endemic corruption and. thousands of furious romanian ex-pats also joined the protesters ranks based say corruption and poor financial prospects forced them to leave their country. hundreds of people needed medical attention after anti corruption protests turned violent and bucharest. police used water cannons and
tear gas after some protesters tried to force their way through to government buildings. romanian president close your highness condemned the police quote disproportionate use of force after what had started out as a peaceful day of protests. thousands of these expatriates had come all the way back to romania to protest against the current state of their homeland many of them left because of corruption low wages and a lack of opportunity but the problems that are gripping the country never seem to have improved the situation may have even got worse protesters say the government has been hindering the nation's fight against corruption they were calling for early elections. but what i'd like to change first the corrupted leaders in romania then the living standard a decent one. right it was evident that the government must grant us the possibility to be a normal country i came from bilbao in spain just for this protest of romanians
living abroad we're fed up we must be united victory for romania and the many other . protests like these have become regular ever since the governing social democrats took power in early two thousand and seventeen the left wing ruling party try to decriminalize several corruption offenses through an emergency decree although failed in the end the attempt triggered mass anti-government protests now these expatriates are the latest people to join the call for a fresh vote an estimated three million romanians are working abroad but living in countries like germany italy and the u.k. doesn't mean they care less about their homeland. and joining us now from the romanian capital bucharest is journalist diana assume so dana we understand your at victory square right now which is where those violent clashes took place last night tell us more about what happened. hello marianne i'm here in the victory square is
this. the situation is pretty call me and things are looking very. peaceful that we are in front of the government this is the big to resupply the government but the last night after ten o'clock violence. heard and they lasted up on the lacing the neither rounds of applause. these this question for this post is intervened and the crackdown on the protesters years into your guys rubber bullets and water cannon over four hundred people have been injured including thirty policemen and one policewoman is not severe condition after she was almost lynched and beaten by a vigeland so grew up in the crowd there were many and president was your honey's is the only there in romania who overheard the message last night and has condemned
views of violence and has as the government the social democratic government for explanation nobody from the social democratic party or government has made any statements so far. well many of the protesters are saying that from mania is so corrupt they have no prospects there to make a living and they want the government to tackle corruption but just how what kind of move are protesters demanding from the government to tackle this problem. first of all they are demanding the resignation of this up or month of the social democratic government secondly they are asking for early elections and they are hoping that the new force a new political force will arise to save the country from what the protesters say. to the ybor. that is tearing the country away from the.
diana was the reporting from bucharest many thanks indeed. well now to some of the other stories making news around the world and a california jury has found chemical giant monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who allege the company's we killers gave him cancer the jury ordered the company to pay the man a two hundred eighty nine million dollars in damages on santo a unit of german chemical giant buyer faces thousands of similar losses across the united states. three palestinians have been killed and dozens injured by israeli gunfire during protests along the gaza border a volunteer medic treating demonstrators was reportedly among the dead the israeli military said rioters hurled stones explosives and fire bombs elsewhere a truce on the use of missiles and airstrikes agreed by hamas and israel late thursday appeared to be holding. police in the united states say
a suicidal airline employees stole a passenger plane and then crashed it into an island near seattle two army jets pursued the plane but were able to stop it from coming down there were no passengers on board the aircraft when it crashed. wildlife officials in mexico have been jolted by the unexplained deaths of dozens of manatees on the country's southern coast at least twenty eight dead manatees have been found since may researchers are currently testing for contamination and trying to relocate the animals to safer areas. now u.s. president donald trump has stepped up his pressure on turkey with new tariffs sending that country's currency into freefall washington is doubling tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum imports apparently over anchor's arrest of an american christian pastor on terrorism charges the lear is nosedives the european markets
tumble for the bridge of time to one is calling it an economic war and promises turkey will emerge victorious. president tried to reassure a nervous public saying his government had the situation under control he promised turkey would ward off what he called an attack from abroad and called for an international struggle. if anyone has dollars euros or gold under their pillows they should go exchange it for turkish lira said our banks this is a national domestic battle this will be my people's response to those who have waged an economic war against us. president trying to impose sanctions on turkey because of its refusal to allow an american pastor andrew brunson to return to the u.s. try and strengthen the sanctions in a twitter announcement which adds insult to injury in turkey's growing economic crisis. turkey accuses brunson of espionage and terrorist activities despite
sustained economic growth the lira has lost more than a third of its value the turkish population is bearing the brunt. of course where frayed our income has less worth and prices are rising for food too that's worrying . the turkish finance minister promised state influence on the central bank would be diminished in a bid to win back investor confidence but it's unclear whether this will have a calming effect on the markets. well for more we're joined from istanbul by correspondent dorian jones so dorian the turkish foreign minister saying he's vowing retaliation against the u.s. tariffs what's likely to follow from a move like this. or turkey can do very little economically to retaliate against the united states but it can hurt washington strategically or
u.s. forces working with a searing kurdish militia just across the turkish border turkey considers that military a terrorist organization so it could ramp up pressure on that militia and the u.s. forces there on top of that washington has been pushing. very hard to comply with its new iranian sanctions on current major trading partner with iran is seen as key to washington in the success of putting pressure on iran for now and they will not comply with those sanctions is very unlikely in the present vironment it will change that stance. well joining while the turkish finance or has been trying to reassure the public but the reality is that the currency has been taking for months at the country's seen inflation at nearly sixteen percent and now these american tariffs what's the impact on ordinary turks i think for the moment it is complete shock they've seen their currency literally implode in front of them beyond that i think there will be concerns of that if this route of the currency continues it could put pressure on turkish banks today there
is meant to be an emergency meeting between turkey provides a really bold and turkey's banks to discuss the car currency crisis but beyond that the fact that turkey imports nearly all of its energy a much of many of our important imports there will be the expectation of a huge wave of inflation hitting turkey in the coming weeks and months on top of that many big companies have borrowed large amounts of money in foreign currency loans to piers about the future of those companies will be increasingly the focus of attention and with that the fear of growing unemployment tough times ahead for turkey whatever happens. well tough times ahead as you say it's important to mention though that the latest u.s. tariffs were imposed specifically in response to turkey's prolonged detention of america of an american pastor would to the government consider releasing this man as a way out of its economic crisis with his pasta under brunson has
become basically the center of a battle of wills between the turkish and u.s. presidents both men blight betray themselves with strong men and i think medieval will be prepared to back down even though old one is aware of the incredible costs of costing he's a country but he's presenting this is basically a battle for the future of democracy he says that this current sea route is an attempt to remove him from power and he's vowed to resist this with our present rhetoric it makes it very difficult for him to step back reports say the americans have given turkey a deadline of this wednesday to return brunson with the expectation of further sanctions if they do not comply the stakes are very high in the coming days and pressure on the press the president to back down will grow. all right our correspondent dorian jones reporting from istanbul thank you. just force news now and the german bundesliga there's a big overhaul underway at barroso dortmund the club went through two coaches last season and lost two of its top players well after just barely qualifying for the
champions league it hopes that some of its new faces will restore its former glory including its coach. the new man at the helm. after a three year hiatus he's back in the bundesliga he had successful stints in berlin and the other british and lap. dog would have tossed him with the newest face lift . when we passed each other will say good ball to our teammates and but then the coach says yeah it was good but not great it could be better he's such a perfectionist and i think he's just what we need. a favorite fast attacking football one of his boring passing the ball around the key for him is that his team know the basics that's why during pre-season he's often had his side training twice a day considerably more often than peter bush last summer. it's
important that i get to know every single player. not just as a person but on the pitch to change that's important and the reason why we've practiced as often as possible sometimes even twice a day. and. time. off the pitch the busting kill is been named the team's manager and entrusted with knocking the playing department back into shape he's the link between the squad and the board has a long term dormant kept in those the black and yellow d.n.a. very well. disciplined respect and being down to earth i believe those of the club and the city of dortmund's virtues we're all ambitious but we're prepared to be humble to. the club of show their ambition by signing acts of its who had strong performances for belgium at the world cup that has been dormant biggest of seven newcomers so far. but for a team in transition it won't be easy to start the season in the fust leg.
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