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brent: two years since the kidnapping of schoolgirls, impossible sign of life. a new video has emerged that purports to show some of the 300 girls seized by boko haram militants in an attack on their school. some escaped, but the majority have not been found. also on the show, a national law on integrating over one million migrants. the german government agrees on new legislation designed to create jobs and spread the new arrivals throughout the country. and don't go brexit my heart.
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in an exclusive poll, germans reveal how they would feel if britain voted to leave the european union. good to have you with us. today marks two years since islamist insurgents, boko haram, kidnapped nearly 200 schoolgirls from northeast nigeria. a few have escaped, but the vast majority are still missing that despite international military assistance and a wave of hash tag global sympathy. the girls parents are angry with many accusing the nigerian government of not doing enough to rescue their children. but authorities seem to be negotiating with the kidnappers. a video has just emerged that seems to indicate some of the girls are alive.
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reporter: prayer, hope and faith . for most people here, that is all that keeps them going. for two long years, they have waited for their girls to come home. in spite of their despair, the parents reviews to give up on the hope that one day they will be reunited with their daughters. >> there is nothing else we can do except to keep asking the government to find our children. there are induction has destroyed our lives. it has made some parents so sick that they no longer have the strength to come here. reporter: the mood quickly shifts from sadness to rate. this anniversary has opened many went.
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for weeks after the kidnapping, the government and security forces failed to act. the girl's parents wanted to take matters into their own hands and hunt down boko haram militants and rescue their own children. one angry father yells at a soldier guarding the school. why did you stop us, he asks. monica holds the government responsible for the abduction of her 18-year-old daughter. they said take your children to the school. we trusted them and our children were inducted. the government did nothing and when we asked for help from abroad, when we try to speak out about what happened, they try to stop us. what else should we do? one man who heads a foundation
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has tried to act as a mediator between authorities and the parents of the missing girls. >> there are not enough organizations doing work here and that is what we would try to encourage. that is why this visit is important. people get the sense that this is somewhere far away, but we are here and we require a lot of help. reporter: military presence in the area has been ramped up, but locals still live in fear. this is the middle of a war zone and that is why the girls school is yet to be rebuilt, despite promises from the government. brent: our correspondent has left and joins us now from the majority -- from the nigerian capital. you talked to these parents and to these families. what do they want now?
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reporter: first thing they want is to have their children back and they have been expressing this over the last two years without any success. many of them are just tired of the stories of all of the promises they have feared from the government. brent: can the nigerian government do anything without risking the lives of these kidnapped girls? reporter: some of the parents actually told me they are hoping for negotiations between the government and boko haram and they are actually arguing that right now is the best time to negotiate because boko haram is not as strong as they used to be one or two years ago. now the military managed to push them back over the past month and they've lost a lot of territory now many are arguing that this is the time to negotiate because the girls are the last real bargaining chip for boko haram. brent: what can you tell us
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about the video that emerged appearing to show some of the kidnapped girls alive? reporter: in this video, we can see 15 girls all saying their names and they all say they are part of this group of girls that were abducted two years ago. as we heard earlier, some parents confirmed it is at least part of the girls and this is the glimmer of hope many parents have been waiting for. they haven't heard any news about their children for the past two years. they did not know if they are alive or dead. i talked to one of the parent to child was kidnapped and they said they would rather prefer to know their child was dead than having no knowledge at all about her fate. brent: it is a horrible situation for any parent to be in. they want to have hope. does this mean that the nigerian
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government is negotiating behind the scenes? reporter: it is definitely an indicator for that but they say they can neither confirm or deny those reports that there will be a negotiation or that there are ongoing negotiations. they don't want to go public with that right now because they have learned under the former president, goodluck jonathan, who has said we are negotiating and there will be a solution and after all, there is no solution at all and people came out claiming they are representing boko haram and want to bring back the girls and after all they are just fosters. brent: it is a nightmare that seems to have no end. thank you very much. germany's chancellor has laid out plans to integrate those one
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million newly arrived migrants. first up, a place to live and a place to work. the government wants migrants as -- employed as soon as possible. reporter: chancellor merkel and her coalition partners were under pressure to deliver proof that they could restore acts under one government. they agreed to keep points of a new integration law. >> we will take a set of measures that will make it clear that cooperation will be required. with integration measures we are requiring, the law will describe various training authors in more detail. >> migrants are to get support entering the labor market in those receiving training would be protected from being deported. at the same time, the measure foresees that recognize refugees would no longer be allowed to choose where they live and those who refuse to take part in german language or integration
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courses would receive less money. >> the situation right now is that not all immigrants who want to take a german course can take one. the coalition needs to do its homework first and ensure everyone can get a german course in the first place. reporter: criticism has been coming from human rights organizations as well in a few details need to be worked out, but the new law is expected to be wrapped up before the summer recess. it was important for the government to show unity and decisiveness after squabbling, especially on the issue of migration. the new law which will now be passed provides migrants with some hope of finding it easier to find a job and integrate in german society. on the other hand, it will take months to be implemented. brent: it could be a turning
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point for a comp -- for a continent. britain will vote on whether to leave the european union. the official campaign kicks off in less than 24 hours and it is likely to be a tight race, but how do other europeans feel about it? dw commissioned a survey of german attitudes toward a brexit and here is what we found out. first, we asked whether they personally wanted the u.k. to stay in the eu. overwhelmingly, 78% of germans say they are for the brits to and. only 13% are against. next, we asked if they thought the u.k. would vote for a brexit. the result here was much closer with 47% saying they thought they would not. 38 percent said they thought they would vote to leave. answers to our list question about the effects on the economy
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are revealing that just 2% said europe would be economically better off if the u.k. left. 36% said the eu would be worse off. 53% saying there would be no difference. to help us rake down these results, we have our parliamentary studios on the story for rest tonight. the germans want britain tuesday and this family. is this about love for the u.k. or is this about love for the european project? guest: i would say it is a ittle bit of both. although germany has close allies in the european nation, the emotional ties most germans feel towards great britain are
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the closest we can find here in europe. germans just love english culture. we can start with english tv series which have a high halloween here and we can see english humor is highly regarded here in germany. and then there is the queen. germans love the queen and some would say they are obsessed with the royal family. the press is making a good living out of reports from the queen and there's quite a lot of german people who love the english culture, especially the queen and then, of course there is the sports rivalry. there is one certainty in german life and that is that always germans win against england in international football, especially if a penalty shootout is about to happen. brent: germans are split about whether the british will stay in the eu.
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what are the fears here? guest: the european union to most germans is more than just a union of states that work together, especially economically. the political union and a project of europe flying -- of unifying europe in peace is very important. we just have to see that germany about 70 years ago was in ruins. it lost the second world war and most other countries were very hostile against germany and the project of unifying europe put germany back on the map again. this is like one of the center pillars of german success, at least the germans feel so and the british leading europe, this would be a severe low against this project and this is what germans fear the most. brent: what about 53% saying there would be no difference to europe's economy if britain did
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leave? that is quite an indictment that says germans don't think britain is a big player in the eu economy. guest: perhaps germans don't feel the britons are a major economic player within the european union, but as i tried to point out already, germans think britons are very decisive for the cultural way of how europe is working and that is why germans want to keep the britons in the european union. and you are right that written leaving the european union would not make so much of a difference within the economy. the cultural part is more important. brent: thank you very much. we are going to take a short
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break and when we come back, more world news, plus the latest business headlines. stick around for that. >> every woman, every man knows a child needs food. we had a lot of problems. >> that could have easily been us. anyone of us.
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brent: welcome back. you are with dw news live from berlin. exactly two years since terror group of boko haram kidnapped over 200 girls from their school in a nigerian town, a video has emerged purporting to show some of the missing girls. germany is coalition government has agreed on a deal for integrating migrants. berlin plans to distribute them around the country and create 100,000 jobs for them. in japan searching for missing people after two earthquakes hit the southern
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part of the country. authorities say there was no danger of a repeat of the fukushima disaster five years ago. japan's still operating nuclear plant was not affected and authorities ruled out any danger of a tsunami. reporter: the first quake hit that evening. the full force was captured by a weather camera. journalists from the public broadcaster ducked under their desks, seeking safety from falling debris. the quake brought down buildings and buckled roads. emergency services are searching for trapped people. firefighters were called to tackle a blaze in a building close to the epicenter. scared residents took shelter in the streets and parking lots. because the quake truck at night
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, officials do not know the full extent of the damage. >> i have ordered emergency relief to the best extent was the citizens are informed as soon as possible. we will do our utmost to gauge the current situation and i have come here to understand what is happening. the epicenter was close to the southwestern island of kid issue. japan's soul operating nuclear plant is just 120 kilometers further south. it was only restarted last year after the fukushima catastrophe. officials say the reactors are functioning normally. japan accounts for around 20% of the world's most powerful earthquakes and a tremor occurs there every five minutes. brent: helena has your business
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news now with another company facing a fight over executive pay. helena: a lot of shareholders are really not happy with skyhigh renumeration. bp shareholders have voted against a $20 million pay deal for bob dudley. the vote was nonbinding, so even though bp cut 5000 jobs last year and faced state losses on weak oil prices, dudley gets a 20% pay rise. he settled with u.s. authorities over the gulf of mexico oil disaster. the central meds -- the settlement pushed it deeply into the red. let's cross live to our man on wall street. we have been talking about
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shareholders of bp becoming angry. could we say shareholders at u.s. oil firms are looking for a change? guest: we are looking in the next couple of weeks to the earnings of the big oil companies and analysts are calling it a brutal quarter and that might not even changed in the second quarter. it depends on the size of the oil companies. if you look at exxon mobil, they are big in the refinery business and actually profits from the price of oil and they are strong in a chemical business. if you look in the energy and oil sectors, we will see steve losses over there and we could see bankruptcies in this area. it is a rather rough time at the moment.
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helena: surely with oil companies earning less money, that's got to be a problem for banks in terms of financing. guest: certainly. we might see more and more that some of the oil companies might not be able to come up with loan payments and we saw that with numbers from wells fargo on thursday. they were reporting a decrease in profit and revenue and that was partly due to clients for the oil industry and other banks are facing headwinds. so we see a broader impact from lower oil prices, not just in the oil industry itself but the banking sect or and talking about banks. that industry faces a couple of headwinds.
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we see trouble in the investment banking is less. trading is not as strong as it used to be. overall, we see a broad decrease in profit and revenue. helena: many thanks. now in the panama papers scandal, it seems every day another world leader comes forward defending the implication. russian president vladimir putin is the latest. he has a knowledge many of his prominent friends own offshore companies, but he says he has done nothing wrong and accuses the u.s. of leading a campaign against them. the russian president claims that the german newspaper that published the findings was owned by goldman sachs. that is despite the fact that these ties simply do not exist. reporter: an active provocation is how vladimir putin referred to reports about offshore accounts in panama speaking on
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russian state tv. he argued u.s. authorities were behind the leaks and said that media, including the german paper that published the information was reading rumors about officials. >> it is a media holding company owned by goldman sachs. all of those making the accusations are lying without any shame. reporter: within last few days, the offices of the law firm at the center of the panama papers has been rated. authorities came away with what they needed -- scores of digital files and access to more than 100 virtual servers. however, the prosecutor in charge said no arrests have been made. >> this investigation started
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because of the reports of journalists and the information we are putting together will allow us to make a decision later on. at this moment, we do not have conclusive elements to make a decision. reporter: prosecutors will now analyze the data but the company insists all of its operations were legal. helena: we talk a lot in business about job creation but innovation means many jobs could be replaced by robots. good to feature farming with robots doing heavy work. a farmer in queensland, australia has tackled these challenges and has come up with a solution. reporter: this could be the future of farming -- no more bouncing around on a tractor. instead, robots do the heavy work, spreading weed killer automatically come a steered by
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gps. >> these are swarms of robots that work cooperatively in the field. reporter: the chemicals might be just as toxic as they ever were, but at least the farmer no longer has to breathe them in. these robots have another clear advantage over their ancestors. a are far easier to handle. >> we've started to realize we are going backwards -- every new model that came out was bigger than last. reporter: gigantic machines are the norm and crop growing regions, but some farmers are familiar with high tech supports. normally there is a human still in the driver seat. those kinds of personnel are hard to come by in the vast
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expanse of australia, so it has drawn a whole crowd of farmers. most of them cultivate several thousands of hectares. >> the skill shortage coming through, instead of employing someone briefly in the busy times, you can just use robots. reporter: but what is an asset for mega-farms could threaten jobs in other places. the latest generation of farm robots could unleash a farming resolution without pitchforks. >> not only from the grains industry but horticulture and trade crops and different countries as well. reporter: other tasks are being considered for the metal farm workers. investors are already eyeing the farm swarm. helena: that is it for your business for now. brent: l.a. lakers legend of a scored 60 points in his final pro basketball game, leading his
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team to an end of season win over the utah jazz. he was greeted by basketball royalty and hollywood celebrities, marking the end of a 20 year career in which he became the third leading scorer in nba history. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. stay tuned.
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