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dw tv. >> yes when richard walker. coming up -- another massacre of civilians and syria. >> the leaders of germany and britain face the facts about the eurozone crisis. >> our reporter mes the ukrainian hooligans' threatening -- meets the ukrainian millikan's threatening plans. captioned by the national captioning institute out just what happened at the scene of the latest massacre in
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syria. the u.n. observers on the ground have so far been denied access. >> the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says the observers were shot at in fact. >> the u.n. has been debating the crisis in syria with the international on floyd kofi annan saying the country is on the brake -- international envoy kofi annan cindy countries on the brink of civil war. >> there was an observance for the latest systems of the violence and syria. as many as 78 were killed brutally in qubair. this unverified video was posted by the opposition which is hoping for help from the international community to end violence. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says those responsible must be brought to justice.
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and u.n. monitors were barred from visiting the village. >> i just learned a few minutes ago that the u.n. monitors were shot at with small arms. >> the peace plan put forward by the u.n. special envoy kofi annan has largely been ignored. he says that syria is on the brink of an all-out civil war and the international community must act swiftly. >> we must find a way on the common ground to act and act as one. >> u.s. officials attending an anti-terrorism conference in turkey called for an orderly transition of power in damascus. >> syria will not and cannot be stable and democratic until assad goes. >> clinton is sending a representative to moscow.
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whereby the president' transfers power. russia would have to be brought on board. >> we have more from damascus where our freelance journalist is on the line. the assad regime is denying any involvement in this massacre. what is the explanation? to the syrian people believe it? >> the syrian people do not trust the regime. there is no information. that is why in situations like this, and no one knows what is really going on. 78 civilians are dead. the un observers verified the issues. it is really very, very
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complicated. no one knows what is going on. >> some reports are suggesting the regime is starting to lose control and the situation is becoming more of a chaotic civil war, unleashing pent-up sectarian tensions. is that what you are sensing? >> it is more than a civil war. kofi annan is on to something that the syrians were suffering a long time ago. these kinds of massacres happen in this area, and today and yesterday in qubair. these are the two main centers of conflict. the second one is one of the
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presence of power. >> we heard that the americans are working on a deal where assad goes into exile. do you think there is any receptivity in the assad regime for that idea? >> it is something about the international opinion on what is going on. there have been 15 months of revolution. the army is everywhere. also working inside syria. so, my perception is assad is still in power. and the regime has very important international support to follow with the repression. >> thank you for joining us from
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damascus. here in germany, britain's prime minister david cameron has been+ in berlin pushing for more action to end the eurozone debt crisis. >> cameron has not always been very welcome by the eurozone. britain after all is not a member of the single currency. >> but today, britain agreed on one thing. the members of the eurozone will have to push ahead. >> chancellor merkel be feeling the heat. the pressure on the euro and the eurozone economy shows no signs of letting up. david cameron lent his voice to calls for action. meanwhile, the election of francois hollande has deprived merkel of a key ally in her drive for austerity. on thursday, she appeared to agree with cameron that year was
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already made up of two camps. >> i think those countries which have a common currency must intensify their cooperation, just as we're doing with the physical contact. just as we will have to do in future with more steps of that kind. always remembering the currency is a common bond. >> one of the -- we are one of the leading enthusiasts of the single market. but we have our own borders. we will keep our own borders. >> in other words, deepen the union within the eurozone while those outside maintain their own policies and borders. hardly what the founders of the european project had in mind. >> for more, we spoke to our political correspondent. he told us more about angela merkel's ideas. >> what the chancellor is
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talking about and policy coordination of fiscal policies. she did talk about a joint budgetary policy within europe. she raised that in her talk earlier today. and she said that responsibilities will have to be taken at european level. she did not go into a lot of detail. we will be hearing more about her proposals at a major eu summits later this month. >> that is our political correspondent there. one place feeling the pressure is the state of spain and there are fears it could spell big trouble for madrid. >> they manage to sell-off to billion euros of new bonds. the 10-year bonds sold at just over 6%. demand was strong. meanwhile, china has surprised the markets by cutting interest rates by point to 5% to boost
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its economy. >> growth is expected to slow to its lowest level in a decade this year. beijing is also giving more flexibility to set rates as part of stabilization efforts. traders these days have little to celebrate. they welcomed the news from china. we have this report from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the news of lower interest rates in china was good news at the exchange here in frankfurt. as well as the news that spain successfully managed to auction off new spanish government bonds on the bond market's. nevertheless, the stock market here it lost a bit of steam in afternoon trading. many hoped ben bernanke, the chairman of the federal reserve, would announce more quantitative easing. that is more government bond
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buying by the federal reserve bank. but this hope was dashed by the fed chairman. >> here's a quick look at the market numbers. germany's dax ended the day in positive territory. eurostoxx 50 ended the day at 21.43. the dow jones industrials in positive territory, 12,517. and the euro currently trading at 4 $1.4599. the economic situation in greece continued to deteriorate. >> 22% of the work force were jobless in march. news surveys show the young people are the hardest hit.
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upwards of 55% are looking for work. they have been in a recession for five years and their jobless rate is twice the average. >> during heated arguments, a spokesman for the far right golden dawn party through a glass of water and a deputy for the far left syriza party. prosecutors have orders for assault. the european union governments have backed new restrictions for passport-free travel in europe. >> the border checks can be restored to stem illegal immigration. this was prompted after illegal border crossings after last
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year's uprisings in the arab world. some officials have condemned the move. >> ok. my colleagues here are actually placing their bets. that is for tomorrows european championship. warsaw meets the team from greece. >> germany will play ukraine. there is serious money on that result, too. it could mean 10,000 euros for ukrainian facilities for every gold the germans score. >> the final training session with gusto. the team is getting better buddy de. >> over the past two for three days of practice, you could really feel the fight and the
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dynamism and the desire to win. >> germany will first play portugal, and they want to win again just as they did at the world cup in 2006. and at the world championships two leaders -- two years later. portugal has some stunning assets. >> we have to keep an eye on the gold. >> the team are being kept under wraps as they train. it takes a team effort for fans to get a glimpse of their heroes. >> it is a pity. lots of people come to have look, but there is really no opportunity to see them. perhaps the team wants to be left in peace. we want to see them. though my son prefers gomez.
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>> gomez. >> the fans will get the stars -- will get to see the stars playing for real. >> i use exhibition -- a huge exhibition is the greatest contemporary art show in the world. >> carolyn kristoff said is this isn't year's show will reveal more questions than surtees. and coming up -- do dogs like art? >> it's not a question i thought about before, but it is one we are going to answer. that is after the break. >> also, we will take a closer look at the upcoming euro championships, and also concerns over racism at euro 2012. >> stay with us.
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>> welcome back. the wait is almost over. the 2010 european football championships kick off. >> the next three weeks, all of europe and the world may be will be attending matches in poland and ukraine. the tournament's first match is between poland and greece. the official fan at center will be open for business tonight. 20 billion euros were spent on stadiums and hotels. windy co-host's -- when the co- hosts were chosen, the then- ukrainian president said it would be a great opportunity to
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display culture. >> there are some fears that racism may underlie the positive message. we have this report. >> it seems like this cast a shadow over euro 2012. the games often spill over into violence. here, the messages of hatred are just as visible. anti-semitic swastikas, symbols, and other far right symbols. this building in the city center is a meeting place for hard-core fans. they are known as ultras, and they follow the local team. they have tickets to sell and distribute as they please. two spoke to us under condition
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of anonymity. >> we have always had a tradition. in node dark skin, no blacks, no slant is. god will help us continue this tradition. if people like that try to enter our section, we will chase them away. it is racist, but that is the way it has always been. >> germany will take two of the games into the stadium. the club supporters include far- right supporters. they want to keep their section whites only. but the air of racism around the city does not appear to concern many here. not even the non-partisan left. >> there is graffiti wherever you go. it is a fashionable thing to do. if it is insulting, the city will make sure it is removed. but no one has yet found a way
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to prevent graffiti. >> the vive is ready for euro 2012, but visiting fans may not be ready for what we is for them there. >> for more, we're joined in the studio by jason. this is a horrible -- these are really horrible views we heard in that report. what should fans be aware of? >> of first of all, there were plans to hijack the stadium itself. we can only imagine there's going to be a huge operation in place. this goes on all over europe. they will have advisers from all over europe in ukraine and in poland. so, it will be very difficult for these people to get into the stadium. i would imagine it security will
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be very tight to prevent them from getting into the stadium. inside the stadium itself, i would be very surprised if we see: attacks. outside is a different situation. -- i would be very surprised if we see hooligan attacks. then you have to ask yourself the question, is this pervasive that in the society itself? we have to look at the 2006 cup in germany. nothing happened. it was peaceful. in south africa, there was talk of crime, killings. if all went on peacefully as well keeping i think the average fan, apart from isolated incidents, the average fan will probably be quite safe. >> ok, provided it is all say, what kind of experience can soccer fans look forward to or expect? >> i think it will be an adventure. there has been very bad
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publicity since the start of the hotels charging 10 times the price. and then we have the whole situation in ukraine, with yulia tymoshenko, politicians boycotting. but the vast majority in poland and the ukraine will want to give a very positive impression of their countries and welcome foreigners with open arms. i am not ruling out the isolated hooligan incident, but the large majority will have a great time. >> ok. thank you. moving on, ti1taiwan -- >> thousands of soldiers took part of the drill and in the south of the island's. the president was on hand and is credited with forging closer
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ties to mainland china. he told reporters his nation was not afraid of war. a huge floating dock cast adrift by japan fell tsunami has washed up on the united states. >> is one of the biggest pieces of wreckage to cross the pacific so far. experts in the u.s. said it was tested for radioactivity and came back negative. debris has been washing up on the western seaboard of the united states for months now and more is expected. >> it is not just a big weekend for football lovers. culture vultures are getting events in germany in the world of contemporary art. >> every five years, it brings a weird and wonderful world to the town of cassel.
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>> this year, culture vultures is probably not the right expression because another kind of animal is getting all the attention. >> it is true. the documents are has gone to the dogs. this is an event that features art for dogs for the first time. the exhibit is open to humans, but only if accompanied by a can andine. -- canine. if it were up to the artist, they would get the vote. >> documentary 13 is nonetheless not organized around any attempt to read historical conditions through art. as i always tell journalists -- i have no concept. rather, it looks at moments of trauma, accidents, catastrophes,
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crises. >> collapse and recovery is the title of this year's document your. -- documenter. many of the works on show are extreme and some white. several artists are featured who worked in afghanistan. -- many of the works on show are extreme in some way. this artist it worked -- worked where the taliban destroyed statues in 2001. emily is interested in exploring memory. these dancing shadows are part of a work from an indian-based pakastani artist that depicts the oppression of women in
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indian society, but also the politics of partition. >> it deals with the life during the partition in 1947. my family is from pakistan. they were refugees of 1947. a lot of people lost their lives. the hindus were one way and the muslims were won by. -- one way. >> william kentridge is being featured for the third time. he rose to prominence with his anti-apartheid work. the documentary is the ideal laboratory for such experiments. >> we're thinking and showing contemporary art, which is not about the market. and it is not about national
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glory. it really is one curator having four years to carefully put together an essay about what is happening in the world of art. >> this year also features new names from the art scene. this egyptian artist for example. her political drawings reflects the realities in egypt, under the dictator mubarak and today. >> this is serious. >> this is a documentary -- documenter that raises questions. but it may not answer one final question -- do dogs love art? >> i can answer that question precisely. i know my dog used to love music. he would sing along to the tune of one of those series on german tv. he loved it. >> time for one more item.
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germany's credit rating agency has begun to look at ways to get information from social networks. >> the agency asked researchers to develop tools that would allow them to analyze contacts on facebook and online networks that would provide clues to their credit worthiness. >> the agency says this would be illegally accessing information available to anyone on the internet -- it would be legally accessing information available to anyone on the internet. just another reason to watch where you put on facebook. >> thank you for watching. don't go away.
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