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anchor: welcome to the journal. anchor: good to have you with us. coming up. 19 people have been killed after gunmen stormed a museum in the tunisian capital. anchor: the israeli prime minister put together a new coalition. monica: the european central bank breaks its new headquarters. brian: welcome. it tunisia has seen a deadly terror attack directed at
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european tourists in the capital of tunis. monica: 19 people were killed primarily westerners including one german and people from poland, spain, and italy. brian:reporter: there was panic in tunis. people have to flee machine gun fire during a three-hour assault. two heavily armed man stormed the museum. a shot at tourists and took hostages. the siege ended when tunisian special units stormed the building and freed the captives. >> 19 people were killed in the attack including foreign tourists of different nationalities, in addition to two tunisians. >> the bardo museum is in
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central tunis next to the country's parliaments. at the time of the attack it is believed 100 tourists were in the building. following this siege the french president expressed sympathy during a visit to the louvre museum. >> no matter when or where terror is perpetrated we are all affected. reporter: it is a hard setback for the country. unlike many neighbors tunisia was able to put democratic structures in place after the arab spring. the assault at the museum is the worst terror attack the country has seen since then. brian: for the latest on the story let's go to to the tunisian capital of tunis. sarah, what is the latest?
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are these gunmen on the loose? sarah: things seem to have calm down a bit. but there are still police forces around parliament. the president said [inaudible] they are not looking for them at the moment. brian: there hasn't speculation these gunmen may have been from libya. is there any idea where they came from, what their affiliation is? sarah: probably not. authorities are hoping to get more information from them. loads of speculation, loads of rumors, few facts at the moment. brian: we have to leave it there. thank you. monica: to israel where benjamin
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netanyahu has started forming a new government after his lukid party won a victory in tuesday's national vote. brian: it was a stunning elect were -- electoral victory. he has infuriated israel's key ally, the u.s. monica: it was a victory described against all the odds proving him to the israel's master of political brinkmanship. reporter: following his election victory, benjamin netanyahu put in a symbolic appearance at jerusalem's western wall after offering prayers at the holy site he repeated the central message of his campaign. >> i appreciate the decision by israel's citizens to elect me and my friends against all odds, and in the face of powerful forces. i will do everything i can to
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look out for the security and welfare of all israelis. reporter: no one had expected his conservative party to perform so strongly. he appeased orthodox voters but angered others. he pledged they were be no palestinian state if he was reelected. >> i started dancing at 3:00 this morning out of joy he had one. i hope people go on until he is 100 and 20. here is -- he is irreplaceable. >> it is surprising he 130 seats . he is a politician that hasn't found solutions to any major issues in the past six years. reporter: netanyahu hopes to complete coalition negotiations in the next three weeks preferably with more right-wing
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parties. marcia colin is set to serve as kingmaker. the campaign focus was on economic issues. lukid party's reelection has called for increased international pressure on israel to recognize their demands for statehood. they plan to press forward with steps towards independence including filing charges of the international criminal court. monica: let's talk about more about the victory in what it can mean for israel and its neighbors. tonya joins us. netanyahu has defied the odds, doing better than anyone expected. what health temp? -- what helped him? tonya: he did it once again, and many believe that it was actually his reaching out to the voters in his own constituency
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and the right wing block. he took votes from the national religious party. they won less seeds. -- seats. he said i will be given the task to form this coalition government. that may have helped him. he played on his mr. security ticket, the threat of iran, the general unstable situation in the middle east that helped him. he could convince voters. he made it because he seen more as a leader in times like that for a state like israel. monica: you said he was reaching out to the right wing voters given the fact that netanyahu has said a palestinian state with him will be no palestinian state, what hope does that leave for peace talks? tonya: the expectations are not high because of what he said in
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his campaign, no palestinian state, more settlement building, and for the palestinians, we heard this is more of the same, that may be more honest. they were expecting this. we heard the appeal of the negotiators saying they will go ahead with their bid to join the international criminal court, we remember the previous netanyahu government has frozen tax refunds to the palestinian authority. some believe if there will be international pressure from the obama administration on this government, it is hard to see this happening now. monica: more on the same -- more of the same it seems. thank you. brian: while we have been hearing from tonya the prime minister has been making security a top issue during his electoral campaign.
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monica: a tough talk with calls for an end to the negotiations with the iranians and with crackdowns against gaza. brian: let's take a look at the is raleigh leader -- is really leader and his politics. >> these are the facts. reporter: the world in benjamin netanyahu's eyes is a ticking time bomb. his speech about iran's nuclear program is legendary. he urged drawing a redline to stop terror on -- tehran. his speech included more warnings about iran. prime minister netanyahu: it cannot be trusted. the greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant islam with nuclear weapons. reporter: security has been his political issue but he could treat it with humor. in this campaign ad, netanyahu
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showed up as a babysitter. netanyahu promised voters protection against the serious threats face on the islamic world. after three israeli youths were murdered in 2014, netanyahu unleashed a military assault. entire neighborhoods were destroyed. many civilians died. right before election day he did an about-face on peace negotiations with the palestinians, having supported a two state solution, he abandoned the idea, valley no palestinian state would be created if he was reelected. that flip and policy will irritate israel's western partners. israel is relationship with the u.s. has tensions of bounds. that is true now more than ever.
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brian: no question one of the reasons netanyahu managed to win public opinion was this promise to conservative voters that there would be no palestinian state. monica: that is at odds with u.s. and israeli policy until now. at a state permit briefing, a woman had this to say. >> i will reiterate it has long been the position of the united states and successive israeli governments only a two state solution alongside a sovereign palestine can bring lasting peace and stability. it is the i wait for the next israeli government to secure israel as a jewish and democratic state. we believe it is in the best interest of the united states, israel, and the region. brian: clear words from the state department. let's go now to richard walker who joins us from the u.s.
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capitol building. are we seeing the end to two decades of u.s. policies in the mideast and is the obama administration policy in tatters? reporter: the administration is coming pretty close to admitting exactly that. in the statements that we just heard, from the state department she went on to say the administration is now evaluating how it will continue pursuing that goal of a two state solution. and stressing that a two state solution remains the only solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict. we have been hearing the same sort of language from the white house spokesman as well. how can you pursue a two state solution without is really cooperating? that is a question. a lot of people are going to look to the united nations.
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as we just heard the palestinians are trying to join the international criminal court. they brought forward a resolution to the united nations security council that would have made a big step towards palestinian statehood. the united states vetoed that resolution bought a veto would be harder to justify under these circumstances. suddenly the united states is going to abandon israel, but it cannot and doesn't want to do that. there will be an awful a lot of head scratching going on in the state department and the white house on how to deal with this situation. brian: this comes at a very bad time on another front. president obama is facing a rebellion from his own democrats against his policy of continuing talks with the iranians, something netanyahu wants to see ended.
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>> that is right. he has always had some problems on his democratic side in his pursuit of those talks. at least the change isn't as dramatic on the iran question. netanyahu's opposition to the deal with iran has been very clear for a long time. brian: richard walker for us in washington with a number of surprises. thank you. monica: just before i go into a break, serbia has arrested men taking part in the massacre in bosnia civil war the 1995 massacre, the worst atrocity in europe since the second world war. brian: thousands of bosnians were murdered in a united nations safe haven. these are the first arrests of those directly involved. we will be right back with more news. don't go away.
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dw/transformation. brian: we began again where in frankfurt you see violent protests against the opening of the one billion euro headquarters at the ecb, 10,000 people from across europe turned out from the -- for the organization of the blockupy movement. monica: they want an end to austerity. authorities were stunned by the level of violence which continued into the night. reporter: some of the worst violence seen in the capital in recent memory. police and demonstrators protesters attacked officers. they torched police cars. security forces responded to
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teargas, 200 people injured. including 90 police. later in the day, the atmosphere was more festive. thousands gathered to protest against austerity and the policies of the ecb. blockupy distanced themselves from the violence but said the rage was understandable. >> this anger will only go away when the policies we are demonstrating against go away. otherwise we can say the misery caused by the ecb arrived in our city this morning. reporter: the inauguration of the new building in frankfurt went on as planned. demonstrators were wrong to criticize the ecb. >> it has become a focal point
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for those frustrated with this situation. this may not be a fair charge. our action has been aimed precisely at cushioning the shock suffered by the economy. reporter: the protesters reject such arguments, demanding a change in policy and into austerity. brian: who are the protesters? our correspondent in frankfurt we asked her to describe the makeup of the protest movement. reporter: it is a mixture. different move-in's -- different movements coming together, it is a mixture anti-capitalist, and directly targeted at the ecb and the austerity policy. people here on the ground, young people, are saying austerity is generating a generation which is
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loss. they don't find jobs. they don't have a vision for their own future. that is why people are taking to the streets here in frankfurt protesting against the ecb and globalization as such. monica: trading in frankfurt was not affected by the presence of the demonstrations. stephan has more. stephan: the people who work here held a little bit like in the eye of a storm today. it has been calm although everybody heard the helicopters of the stock market. the riots happened a few kiloliters from here. if we are talking about the ecb german investors are content with the policy of low interest rates. in the protesters nobody likes
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the language of violence here. monica: here is a look at the numbers for you. germany's dax lost half a percent to close. in new york the dow jones industrial in positive territory, 18,090. even though the euro is gaining some ground, one u.s. dollar is 793 at the moment. brian: a major win for german taxi drivers. a court has banned uber. monica: the company will continue operating in germany using licensed drivers. they have been hit by court action in belgium france, the netherlands, and spain.
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>> it does a win for german taxi drivers, a regional court has banned their rivals, ruling the car service uber is anti-competitive. the judge sai uber breached a german law. >> it would be good if they realize consumer protection and passenger safety rules apply in germany. they should accept the court's decision. >> they connected private drivers and passengers of the of their mobile phones. the company says it is considering an appeal and will continue operating in germany using licensed drivers. uber has been hit by driving action in the netherlands and spain. brian: after years of court ruling showing massive data collection from phones is unconstitutional countries are moving closer to a controversial
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law for data retention. monica: proponents say it could help stop terrorist attacks. critics are promising to fight a move that will lay the foundations for an all pervasive surveillance state. reporter: even the cell phone data of the justice minister could soon be stored. he resisted the proposed legislation. now that leaders have valid to -- bowed to prester -- now that leaders have vowed to pressure he will have to go along with it. the german government has proposed a national law on metadata storage which takes the constitutional rights of citizens into consideration. >> we have to make sure we can continue to guarantee domestic security while protecting civil rights. we need an appropriate regulation and that is what we are working on. reporter: metadata storage
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involves all communications for a limited time. actual conversations are not recorded, just the data about them. a previous law allowed storage for six was overturned -- for six months was overturned. investigative authorities say it is a step in the right direction. >> it is right to restrict its use to serious crimes and terrorism. three months is better than nothing. i would have liked a year. reporter: opposition forces believe it could be a slippery slope. >> it will take is in the wrong direction. we can solve more crimes if we were cameras in our buttonholes and retained footage of our lives for two weeks. that would be against the law. they can do that in north korea.
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reporter: even if the governing coalition agrees on the details the dispute is likely to continue. some opposition politicians say if the law is passed they will challenge it constitutionally in the courts. brian: sports news. in the cricket world cup south africa has become the first team to reach the semi finals. a hat trick. monica: the first sri lankan batsman to go was angela matthews. on the first ball of the next over it was another turn. the next victim, and the onslaught taking them on. brian: there were two matches in the final 16 of the champions league. monica: the teams traded gold.
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a kick over the bar to send the spaniards through. a victory at mono core. the french side progresses. and last, when they meet in their second league match kicking off and just a few minutes. brian: with a 2-1 loss in the first leg they need a victory at home. reporter: sorry but i am a winner. the message is clearly directed at them. they have no lack of confidence. >> the fact is they are experienced and clever. they are good but not invincible. >> his team needs to go on the
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offensive. they had goals in their last two matches. midfield is off duty. they need one goal to advance. >> that is definitely our aim. that we turn this into one we are going to like with a lot of speed, passion, and one that will excite the fans. reporter: the home advantage should help. their opponents know this as well. >> it is always a pleasure to come play here. there are never any boring matches. reporter: that usually holds true for league matches despite the horrible start. they want the champions league to shine in its former glory. brian: we will be having those
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results for you tonight when they are available. we want to recap our top story. tunisia has seen a deadly terrorist attack directed that european tourists. monica: the government reports 19 people were killed. that is all the time we have for now. thank you for watching. brian: bye-bye. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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