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obstreperous fledgling career but one he may eclipse in twenty nine on taking. up a quick reminder now of our top story german chancellor angela merkel and french president among all micron say they hope to sign a new treaty of friendship and cooperation between their countries in january it comes after micron call for closer ties in a ceremony marking germany's day of remembrance. you're watching d.w. news from berlin more at the top of the hour omarion and steve thanks for watching . first to your school and the. first clueless of. gore's grand moment arrives join the arena ten on her journey to freedom in our interest to turn to iraq and the rioting returns home to. climate change.
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waste. isn't it time for good news. go africa people and projects that are changing no one environment for the better it's up to us to make a difference let's inspire each other. and you can let it go environment magazine. w. this week on both stories. the effects of u.s. sanctions on ordinary iranians searching for mines in eastern ukraine. but as we begin in mexico with thousands of migrants up cry. seeing the country on their way
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to the us they're completely dependent on the local people for food and water and that it's creating strains. some bread a warm meal or even socks migrants are getting help from individuals and institutions like in this makeshift shelter in mexico city to be on a good cheer as one of those who turned out today she drove a van over loaded with clothes for women and children. that he went oh it's gratifying that a lot of people are helping it brings out the humanity in us and it pleases me to see the difference we're making with a boy that well yet we're all very proud to be mexican this is the same against. mexico as seen migrants heading north travel through the country for decades this is a chance for it to express solidarity with them. that is we have to deal with this acutely painful situation to reach out to people passing through who are working on
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this so that their older pleydell colombians and hundreds think that we reject them we have to support each other because we are all human beings and we feel for them . but the migrants have not been welcomed by everyone some mexicans have begun lashing out at them that they have no problems because they don't was if i come had to contribute in that welcome he seems not to having a day at the beach spray for a wave of food we give them but they keep their big. numbers but many of them are drunk you're amazing in public everywhere mexico cannot cope with receiving them in the hope that from now on officials check their papers and give them what they deserve and give us what we deserve their human rights are apparently worth more than ours and. some of the migrants have experienced these
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attitudes during their journey. but even so most say mexico has offered them good care. now one person in soto's we don't like that but i guess we have to accept it we are invading their country. makes a co has received us very well we're very proud because it has given us all the support we have not liked or closing. mexico a country divided like so many others by migration. the us has recently really imposed sanctions against iran for all practical purposes the move cuts the country off from international financial flows this has had a dramatic effect on the country's economy and on people's daily lives. iranians
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earning average wages can afford little nowadays. the value of the iranian currency the reaal has tumbled food imports medication and electronics are becoming more and more expensive many iranians have little hope of finding a good job u.s. sanctions have frightened away foreign investors german companies that recently opened offices in iran are already pulling out of the country because the trumpet ministration is threatening to penalize them the u.s. market is much larger and much more lucrative. a minister today represents the german packaging machine producer multivac in the gulf region it's much more difficult to do business in his homeland because u.s. sanctions have cut off iran from the international finance system. a lot of customers now finding difficulty can do payment to us even these days with the current economy situation and because of the. mentality happening in iran market.
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a currency iranian currency is also depreciated towards europe and it become more difficult. a simple bank transfer from iran to germany or in the opposite direction is now a problem few european banks are willing to carry out the transactions because all the major financial institutions do business in the us and fear reprisals maku spec a measuring of the federation of german banks says the u.s. sanctions are not the only reason doing business in iran is difficult the a canoe from basically we can do business in iran but we have to be sure that it complies with money laundering and terrorism financing laws that's very difficult because iran has relatively little transparency its commercial sector there is a lot of state interference in the economy even by the revolutionary guard. on stott. godden but then on modern books off. given these doubts a bank would rather stay away from iran commits bank had to pay billions in
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penalties for violating u.s. regulations the choice between iran and the us is clear for the international finance industry their wish is simply too high compared to the opportunity to turn a profit in iran and the u.s. market is simply too big and too important. to land mines and unexploded ordinance have killed nearly two thousand people in the conflict area of eastern ukraine nobody really knows where the mines are made or how many there are a risky job for mind here is in the donbass region. it may look calm now but just a few years ago these fields so intense fighting between ukrainian government troops and russian backed separatists. over and over again the front lines shifted each time the retreating troops left mines and booby traps behind them. it's now up
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to civilians to pick up the pieces halo trust is an international ngo and the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance organization the challenges it faces in ukraine are unlike any other conflict zone so. what makes you crane different is that we have a real problem with trip wire traps our organisation hasn't come across anything like them in other countries our experts have had to come up with new ways of dealing with them. it's back breaking work. a grenade and a trip wire that's all it takes a few summers after the traps were laid the weeds have grown tall making them almost impossible to spot clearing these traps is as much about touch as it is about sight. there's no way of predicting how far you'll get and. it all depends on the vegetation. sometimes you'll manage twenty meters in a day sometimes it'll be just ten safety is our priority in all of this in the
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distance the shooting continues the current frontline is just a few kilometers away. these people are searching for anti-tank mines the anti-personnel mines so characteristic of conflicts from yemen to mozambique a less widespread in ukraine. it takes one hundred fifty kilograms to set off this kind of empty tank mine so a person on foot wouldn't be enough. but a tractor very definitely would. this maybe a war zone but the rhythms of the farming year continue this is all that's left of the tractor the bus ill conceived of was using to plough back in twenty fifteen soldiers had told him that the field was safe. i lost consciousness when i came around i saw that i was on fire i tried to get out of the tractor but i couldn't they pulled me out through the back window and then
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put the fire out. of the top one is when i woke up in hospital they told me that only one mine had gone off there were more of them underneath me and when they came to get me out of the tractor they had to drive over the mines to. seal sustained eighty percent burns on his legs three years and several operations later he's still in chronic pain it's not clear whether or not he'll ever be able to work again. back at the site they found a grenade that's failed to go off. n.g.o.s like halo trust on to law to dispose of ordinance them selves instead they must wait for the military to collect them and that can take weeks. this is a year of remembrance not only in europe but around the world it was one hundred years ago that world war one ended in the french city of holmes president emmanuel
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mccall commemorated and almost forgotten chapter and forgotten victims of this war . the monument for the black army it's a no mas to the two hundred thousand africans from the french colonies that fought in world war one. one hundred years later their service is still relevant especially for french citizens of african descent. down both of us to see this is important because this is part of africa's and france's history of we're here today because this is our history this is unprecedented for once the black is being honored. even mali and president kate came to mark the occasion of. the monument is a source of great pride for many africans the original was built after world war one and then stolen by the nazis but the new version does the trick. everybody
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is talking about the black army again not all of them are people of color by the way one of its white veterans from the second world war had a special message. give a bit of a few to give it a go to it was a moment grandfather fought in world war one my father also one of my uncles was killed so what we need in my eyes is the end of enmity between the peoples we can't have that anymore sort of with the warriors of peace or new order to give you their love thirty thousand african soldiers lost their lives for france during world war one although claim all squirmy is only eighteen years young this stirs up strong emotions in her the demand of the city man a skill that heads yes it does the people from senegal or the ivory coast and mali died for france it's true that france colonized them but it wasn't their choice most of them had to fight for fronts that was unjustified you could almost say they
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died for nothing at least not for their country it hurts to think about that that will be the city's if you manage it. but one hundred years later it's also a reminder of the value of peace for europeans. and africans. will. enter the conflict zone confronting the powerful. serve beer is pushing ahead with luiz join the european union of brussels who so far unimpressed with its reforms my guest this week visiting is the serbian fine minister and now for the beach. why
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so little progress on so many key issues. conflicts of. next on the table. in good shape. time and time can be good for people with parkinson's disease. the. dancing can help improve balance and coordination. while tight she is great for staying flexible. and the physical exercise gets our gray matter buzzing. in good shape in sixty minutes d.w. . a continent is reinventing itself. as africa's tech scene discovers its true potential. inventors entrepreneurs and high tech professionals talk about their
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vision successes and day to day business the difference. in history you know everyone is too small. he seems to have vision. i. did you tell africa starts december twelfth w. subir is pushing ahead with moves to join the european union but brussels is so far unimpressed with its reforms my guest this week visiting ballin is the subby and prime minister i'm not but that bitch why so little progress on so many key issues .

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