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>> do not a promise of even more weapons to a country that looks and feels like a failed estate. the u.s. and its allies confirmed they will provide arms to the fledging government. in an effort to provide stability and to subdue islamic state. also coming up, thousands of ethnic has are smart to the afghan capital demanding an end to this information. they say a major power project is being carried out with bias against them. we'll take a closer look.
and a couple of amateur divers uncover a ship reptile of gold and silver -- ship wreck of gold and silver coins and a lot more. all of it lost nearly 2000 years ago. ♪ >> it is good to have you with us. the world tonight appears ready to rearm libya. talks earlier today, 21 countries gave the go-ahead to supply weapons to libya's international recognized government. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said more weapons are needed to combat the growing power of the so-called islamic state in libya. the country is deeply divided with its main cities controlled by three separate entities. let's take a look. the u.n. backed government of
national according gets most of its support from the west of the countries you see right there in yellow. the area around the city is dominated by the militant of the atlantic state -- islamic state. >> libya was plunged into turmoil after an international coalition took over dictator in 2011. the when imposed an arms embargo to keep weapons from falling into the hands of extremists. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said world power was will now push for an exception to that embargo to help the unity government defend itself. >> the united states stands ready and the unit -- international community stands ready to provide humanitarian,
economic, and a security support to the new libyan government on their request. we're not talking about troops and boots and that kind of intervention. we continue right now to assess the isolationism that takes place in working to determine the best way forward to help libya. >> the german foreign minister said doing more to prevent weapons from entering the country illegally was just as important as arming the government. >> the permanent members of the un security council are pushing for a resolution to make it easier for us to monitor and prevent arms being struggled into libya. >> libya remains deeply divided, with rival militias and islamist state extremists fighting for
control. the agreement is unlikely to yield immediate benefits but it could go a long way to improving stability in the country in the long term. brent: let's pull in our co-respondent, he's been following the story from us from vienna. let's talk about this decision basically to rearm libya. where is that coming from? >> john kerry called it a delicate balance today. i guess they are reaching for whatever tools they have to help this government of national accord in libya, which is not really a practice, just in name. the aim is through military support for the provision of arms and intelligence and training, and through humanitarian aid to strengthen it to the point where it might be able to use weapons that come
later to establish its control over the whole of the country. control it does not yet have. brent: what about the fear we have been talking about, the fear of weapons in libya falling into the hands of the wrong people such as islamic state. is that fear no longer overriding? kerry: i think that fear is still there and it is just that the threat from islamic state, if we are to believe john kerry today about is such that it is imminent, that they believe the risk is worth taking to send in the arms once the un security council approves the lifting of the embargo, to send in the arms to be used against islamic state. they are willing to take that risk that they might eventually fall into the state of islamic state because they feel the risk is so great at the moment. brent: let me ask you to look into the crystal ball.
the meeting today in vienna, is that just part of a greater plan that will and -- end with forces on the ground in libya? kerry: they want to a lot trouble to say this does not mean boots on the ground for sending military intervention into libya. they are stressing importance of the libyan government, this fledgling government taking control and saying it is requesting assistance, is not being pushed on them and no one is talking about sending in soldiers. having said that, the united states has launched attacks against islamic state in libya. the united kingdom has advisers on the ground there. it is a commendation of things but they are certainly not going as far as saying there will be anything like a military intervention, an international military intervention in libya anytime soon. brent: kerry, thank you very
much. thecapital, it is not about war terrorism. tonight it is about cries of determination. it is about a people demanding to get their fair share. tens of thousands of people in afghanistan feel cheated by the government. they were supposed to get a much-needed boost through an infrastructure project. three weeks ago it emerged that a planned powerline connecting and energy bridge with afghanistan and pakistan is supposed to bypass -- that is the problem. they feel let down and they decided to make their voices heard. >> for that hazara people, this
is personal. they see the rerouting of the hour line away from their territory of evidence of an enduring bias towards their community. and they have descended on the capital to demand equality. >> we have gathered here to raise our voices for justice. our main demand is equal justice for every afghan. >> amid concerns the protests could turn violent, the district has been blocked to all put traffic. please are using shipping containers -- police are using shipping containers. >> if the government does not accept our demand will shutdown the city and people will stay on the streets until their demands are met. will raise our voices to the
world to say that the afghan president does not respect the justice for the ethnic people. >> afghanistan is desperately short of power. less than 40% of the population is connected to the national grid. the hazaras say their area has nothing development and more than a decade. brent: i'm joined now by the director of the foundation. good evening to you. tens of thousands of hazaras protesting, largely peacefully, earlier today and it is all because of a rerouting of a major powerline. tell us, their protest, is it justified? >> there is a more complicated situation here.
you have a technical issue at hand, the rerouting itself, and you have the outcry for redistribution. the problem is transnational electricity lines do not necessarily mean upgrading of a province. it makes sense to build, and it makes sense because the project in general is a national one. it is not about only providing electricity but to the entire whole of afghanistan. they are more political, the field of discrimination and the general discontent of afghans. in general, the discontent with the performance of the national university -- unity government. brent: if you look at in terms
of a business deal it makes more sense for the powerline to take the path that is going to take. is it that simple though? was this decision made strictly on business or was it made because there is an effort to disenfranchise a minority? alexey: i cannot recognize a systematic effort to discriminate a specific minority here. of course the hazaras in general have suffered a lot. last year we have seen demonstrations in kabul after several hazaras were decapitated. definitely there is an issue here. i have to stress that if you look at the plan in general terms, it does not take electricity away from them, it is a national plan.
the leaders of the protests who are leading those people on the streets do not necessarily distinguish between the technical and political issues. brent: alexey in as on bob, thank you very much. -- in islamabad, thank you very much. paper of service show puzzling results. there is a poll tonight that gives the remaining your cap -- remain in europe camp 8 points ahead. he continues his war of words complaining -- comparing the eu to hitler but badly fitting underwear. >> if boris johnson had heard of the rule that mentioning hitler during an argument means you
have lost he was not letting on. he talked himself into trouble on sunday after claiming the eu was acting like the german dictator. but the nations leading brexit campaigner remain -- >> it makes me think of some badly designed undergarment that has now become too tight in some places, far too tight, far too constrictive, and dangerously loose and other places. >> opposition leaders say the pro-brexit campaign is resorting to desperate tactics. >> the next thing we know they will be faking us of -- accusing us of faking the moon landing. >> others sake johnson's
comments are not as bad as others are making out. >> i do not think he was saying that they were comparable to nazi's, just a historically, there have been all sorts of attempts to dominate europe and they have all floundered. >> he is using the comments to drive the believe that bureaucrats in brussels have too much sway over the lives of every date britain's -- every day britans. but there is an even split between those whining to stay in the eu and those wanting to leave. brent: we will have more on boris johnson and that comparison with hitler coming up later on. it is going to be up after the break with business headlines. >> stay tuned, we will be back.
♪ brent: welcome back. our top story, more than 20 countries say they are ready to supply weapons to libya's international recognized government. top diplomats from those nations have an meeting in vienna to discuss strategy to counter the so-called islamic state in libya. thousands of ethnic hazaras have marched to the capital of kabul. they say the rerouting of a powerline is because of official bias. they are calling on the government to change those plans. time for business news.
warren buffett, he is taking a bite of the big apple. >> billionaire warren buffett was made -- has made many lucrative investment but has so far avoided putting money into tech companies. until now. his firm has reported that he has acquired apple shares during the first quarter. apple only recently decline in revenues for the first time in 13 years. with buffet is a prominent stakeholder, things could the prominent again. for a closer look at that and the latest taken the market, let's bring in our correspondent. warren buffett is getting into tech stocks. what is happening? >> one thing's for sure, when
warned buffet calls investors --overall warren buffett is not known as an activist shareholder, he's more of a value type of investor, meaning he is probably not going to ask for big changes within apple. he looks at companies and if he likes the business model and the evaluation he invests in those countries -- companies. if you look at apple, just this past week the stock freely dropped below $90 a share. warren buffett honestly believes the stock is undervalued, that is why he goes into the company. he also invested quite heavily into ibm and that investment is not paid off that well. fanny: while warren buffett is
looking at tech giants, others are looking at the price of oil. what has changed? jens: well, what changed, pretty much, is the analysts of goldman sachs. just a few months ago they were very negative and a the price of crude dropping below $20 a barrell. about 130 north american firms had to file for bankruptcy protection. this is one reason why goldman sachs sees the price of oil trading at around $50 a barrel and that drove the price higher by about 3% and we are at the highest level since november of last year. fanny: we'll see how that price develops. thank you for your update your
-- update. a good start for the week for gold as well. it has risen again. the precious metal is on a winning streak for the investors but not everyone thinks the metal is as lucrative as it is made out to be. >> gold is a traditional safe haven and it is back in fashion. nearly 3000 pounds or bought in the first score of this year, 20% more than the first three months of 2015. within a decade the price of gold has almost doubled overall, but in recent years it has undergone a lot of volatility. however, experts say that as long as the general sense of crisis remains high, so will the price of gold. but the metal has one trader -- major drawback, no interest rates or dividends. it is also rather useless.
some investors are not interested in gold at all, like warren buffett. the american businessman once quipped, gold gets dug out of the ground in africa, then we melted down, take another hole, buried it again, and pay people do stand around guarding it. fanny: and some people -- he's as a part are more expensive than gold. what about a copy? it is not as convincing but is only a fraction of the price. >> he makes copies of world-famous paintings and the british artist is good at what he does. his works are near perfect forgeries of the original masterpieces. the nice his paintings are intentionally misleading. he insists he's making art more accessible to the public. >> most people cannot afford
$157 million for a picasso. but a lot people will be happy to put one on their wall. >> he treads a fine line between legality and lawbreaking by never actually claiming that his artworks are authentic originals. >> he has done something deeply unethical, not only in the art market terms but generally. and he is benefiting from that in some way. >> until recently he sent -- sold paintings online by auctioning off several works, but he has received a lifetime ban from ebay. >> this kind of behavior damages the art market. it certainly damages people's faith in the art market. it works directly against the moral right of the artist. >> of the moral criticism does not stop david.
he uses a vast array of styles to reduce many paintings. the original was bought at auction for a record 160 million euros. fanny: there's nothing about that original. they are preparing for a multitude of lawsuits from its shareholders over the commission's scandal. norway is a sovereign wealth fund is also planning legal action against the german carmaker. norges bank investment management is one of vw's biggest investors. it reportedly made huge losses. and i will be back with more business news later in the show. back to you. brent: it is a little bit like
indiana jones. if indiana jones turned in his whip and fedora for some fins. a treasure hidden beneath a sandy sea bottom for 1600 years. >> this sunken treasure was lost for nearly 2000 years. it was discovered off the coast of the ancient mediterranean port, which is now modern-day israel. thousands of coins featuring roman emperors came in two cl umbs. -- clumps. but also discovered lance and anchors after two divers initially saw the cargo last month. >> it was amazing.
i died here every other weekend and i never have found anything like that, ever. >> archaeologists say the artifacts are on board a large merchant ship which most likely sank in the early fourth century. >> probably because of a storm, when the ship came to the harbor or came out of the harbor, they were trying -- the sailors were trying to throw anchors. we found the broken anchors and full anchors. >> past excavations had uncovered some relics but nowhere near this haul. brent: tens of thousands of people are celebrating their soccer team winning the premier league. take a look. >> lester has seen nothing like it. hardly enough room for the buses to get through. the streets are a sea of blue
and white. the team colors. it has been a fairytale season. none more so for the teams top scorer. it from obscurity and it turned into a superstar. >> it is brilliant. the achievement, what we had done. extra revenue, yeah, it is unbelievable. we are enjoying it. >> and emotional ride for the club's italian coach who has inspired one of the most unlikely achievements in english football. >> unbelievable. all day. it is something special. a lot of people happy. i am very, very glad. >> how humbling is it? >> i think this is because the team won but also they played with heart, with soul, and the
people understood this. >> but this was an event for the fans. those who cannot get tickets for the final matches your a chance to join a moment of hstory for the club got their first league title in their 132 your existence and a win which puts the city on the spot in the back of the world. brent: congratulations to them. after a short break l.a. take you to the day. stay with us. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
♪ michelle: hello and welcome to focus on europe where we take a look at stories from across the continent that are impacting the lives of its citizens. i'm michelle henery. thanks for joining us. coming up on today's show -- turkey's pipe-carving tradition goes up in smoke . holidaymakers fear clear -- holidaymakers steer clear of belgium and survivalists in poland prepare for disaster. for the people who joined colonia dignidad, a secretive sect, secluded in the andes mountains of chile, there was no escape. founded in 1961, by germans, most of them former nazis, there