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♪ ♪ anchor: this is dw news, live from berlin. it looks like a terror attack -- that's what the addiction government says about the crash of an egyptair jet with 66 to go on board. -- 66 people on board. the top civil aviation officer in egypt says that terror is more likely than a mechanical error. the airbus disappeared over the mediterranean en route from paris to cairo. also on the show -- the only chibok schoolgirl to be freed from boko haram met with the president f nigeria. can she shed light on the fate of the other 200 girls still
missing? and, a look at the toxic red tide causing wildlife disasters along the southeastern coast of chile. is it caused by el niño, or by humans? anchor: good to have you with us. tonight, it looks like a terror attack. the egyptian government has said terrorism is most likely would cost the crash of an egyptair jet with 66 people on board. the plane was en route from paris to cairo when it vanished from radar over the mediterranean. the airline says that pieces of the airbus a320 have been found off the greek island of karpatho s, but a greek transportation safety official tonight says the
debris does not come from an aircraft. french president francois hollande is keeping an open mind on the cause of the crash. he said, the world should wait for the evidence and not rush to judgment. news cannot come fast enough for the relatives of the passengers and crew, who are facing an agonizing wait. reporter: the english is almost too much to bear. the relatives of those on board the egyptair flight gathered for news. this woman says her daughter was a flight attendant on the plane. "i don't know anything," she adds. greek aviation officials said everything appeared normal on the aircraft before it disappeared from radar screens. at 3:37, the plane was 10 miles to 15 miles inside the church and airspace.
at 37,000 feet, it made a 90 degree turn to the left, and then a 360 degree trn towards the right, and then dissented to 15,000 feet. the picture we had was lost at 10,000 feet. the missing egyptair plane is an airbus a320 built in 2003. the two pilots of the missing flight were experienced, and the weather conditions were good. the reasons for the crash remain unknown. egypt's aviation minister leaned towards terrorism as a likely possibility. >> we will analyze the situation properly. the possibility of having a different action, having a terror attack, it higher. reporter: in paris, the families of some on board gathered at a hotel near charles de gaulle airport, where they were briefed by officials. the french president confirmed the plane had crashed, but
refused to speculate. "as soon as we find out the truth, we should be able to come to a conclusion, be it an accident or another theory, like terrorism." for the families waiting anxiously for news, the cause behind the flight's disappearance is important, but of course secondary to their pain. anchor: our correspondent max hoffman is at charles de gaulle airport in paris, and has been on the story for us all day. good evening to you. the story changing just in the last couple of minutes. addiction authorities say that they found wreckage of -- egyptian authorities say that they found wreckage off of a greek island, and greek officials say that's not the case. what more do we know about where the investigation is going right now? max: the way we understand it here in paris is that they have found pieces of the rack, but of
course not all of it. they are continuing the search, especially for the black box, where all the information is. that's what they need to clarify what happened over the mediterranean sea. >> we understand there were 15 french nationals on board. you know how those families are being helped and counseled tonight? max: they are being helped the same way the relatives of the egyptian families that are here in paris are being helped. psychological assistance. they were at a hotel near the airport here, and now some stories are being unearthed that are quite extraordinary. for example, i talked to a man earlier today who said he thought this plane would -- his plane would leave today, then he took a look at his ticket and saw the departure date was on thursday, but then looked again when he got here and saw the departure date was wednesday, for the plane that crashed. so that saved his life.
he got the dates mixed up, and he was going to take the same flight. a very uneasy feeling, but he told me, i have to go to cairo so i might as well go today. anchor: amazing story. there have been a lot of comments this evening about this possibly being a terror attack. we have egyptian and russian officials, even the u.s. presidential candidates, clinton and trump, weighing in on this. what are you hearing from france? max: the french are very careful, which is not surprising. there's one thing. one thing, when you are in france, the first thing that comes to mind at the moment is a terrorist attack, because they has suffered so much in the last year. on november 13, the attacks in paris s and saint denis, and the attacks on charlie hebdo. it is the first in the comes to mind.
but the foreign minister and president were very careful to say everything is still on the table, all possibilities. we're not ruling anything out. they have experience with that. as you remember, last year with germanwings, nobody could have imagined that the actual reason that came out in the end, it was one pilot locking himself into the cockpit and hammering the plane against the mountain wall in the alps. there's always the possibility of something that could unexpectedly be honest -- on earth -- unearthed, but experts think it is more probable this was a terrorist attack. >> excellent point about the unthinkable actually coming true. talking about a story like this. what about airport security? the plane took off from charles de gaulle. have things changed their? what's happening? max: they were pretty tight beforehand because of the aftermath of the november tax,
and also what happened -- november attacks, and also what happened in brussels a few weeks ago. the airport security here, compared to other places in paris, was always pretty tight. looking at the rest of paris, people need to get on with their daily lives, and you need manpower to uphold a certain level of security, but here in charles de gaulle, you can't say it is much reduced. of course, the communities are looking, was there a security breach that led to this catastrophe here in paris? anchor: our correspondent max hoffman et al. to go airport with the story for us. thank you very much. the nigerian schoolgirl rescued after being held captive by boko haram litton's for two -- militants for two years has met the country's president. she was one of 219 schoolgirls abducted from a school in chibok , and it is hoped she can shed light on the fate of the other girls still held captive. >> amina ali, showing nigerian
president mohammed to bihari -- muhammadu buhari her daughter. the president vowed amina would continue the education that was so prettily -- brutally interrupted two years ago. they have been involved in ongoing work with amina, offering any additional support she requires. the continuation of amina's education, so abruptly disrupted, will definitely be a priority of the federal government. amina must be able to go back to school. reporter: amina and her four-month-old baby are both in stable condition. that's according to medics at the air force facility where they were being treated. the man sitting next to amina was found with her in the
forest. amina told authorities she is her husband and the father of her child. the military suspects he is a boko haram militant. according to an army official, he is under investigation but is being treated well. two years after the girls were abducted from the school in the town of chibok, many nigerians lost faith in the military's ability to find them, and amina's escape has reignited hope. >> authorities are sending a clear signal. there might be a return. he saw that, a little more effort. the military will find them and bring them back. reporter: amina told officials that six of the girls have died, and the others are still being held. anchor: here are some other stories making headlines around the world.
the pentagon says two chinese pilots acted irresponsibly when intercepting a u.s. jet in the disputed south china sea. beijing rejected the claim, saying the maneuver was unsafe and is urging the u.s. to end surveillance flights there. tensions have been running high in the region, which several countries claim is there -- theirs. linkedin has warned users to reset passwords after saying that a 2013 hacking attack was much bigger than previously thought. it is thought to expose 100 million people, with many put up for sale online. the eu has delayed the decision about whether to extend approval for glyphosate. that is the key ingredient in a controversial weed killer made by monsanto. the european commissioner has recommended approval, but eu member states are split on
whether to allow the chemical. critics say some scientific reports indicate glyphosate may cause cancer. austria's new chancellor says he wants to offer his country a new vision for the future, to counter the appeal of the far right. he held his first speech before parliament on thursday since taking office. he stressed the importance of combating unemployment, and told lawmakers the refugee crisis needs to be solved with dignity but without compromising austrian security. the country is just days away from a second round of presidential elections, pitting the populist far right freedom party candidate against an independent former greens party leader. spain's sevilla won the europa league final in brussels after
defeating liverpool. the spanish side has now won the competition three times in a row, and books them a spot in next season's champions league. >> fans clogged the streets of the andalusian capital to welcome their heroes home. the team touched down with the europe league trophy for a record third consecutive year. liverpool took control in the first half. daniel opened the scoring, 10 minutes before the break. they thought they were home and dry, but they failed to preemptive he rearrange several -- sevilla's side. the midfielder followed it up with a second-half brace. liverpool had no answer for the comeback kings, who inflicted a fifth consecutive comeback defeat on disappointed manager juergen klopp. >> we will carry on. i will carry on. there will be another final. i am prepared.
we will be compared for this moment. >> liverpool can now concentrate on premier league, after losing out on europeans upon the season. anchor: tennis star roger federer will miss a grand slam event for the first time since 1999. the world number three pulled out of the french open in paris, saying he's not 100% fit. the announcement brings to an end a run of 65 consecutive grand slam events for the swiss player. federer is 34, an old man for tennis. he has suffered knee and back injuries this year. what would you do with $50 million? someone in switzerland has pulled -- sold a small stone for roughly that. the anonymous buyer bought the oppenheimer blew diamond at an auction in geneva. it went for 51 million u.s. dollars after half an hour of bidding, smashing the previous record for a diamond at auction by $10 million. you are watching dw news. still to come -- the toxic red
anchor: welcome back. you are with dw news, live from berlin. the egyptian civil aviation minister said the crash of an egyptair plane with 66 people on board is more likely to be a result of a terror attack than a technical failure. the plane disappeared over the mediterranean en route from paris to cairo. 's turkey -- turkey's ruling party nominated the country's transportation minister to be their new leader. binali yildirim will head up the akp party, putting him in line
to be the next prime minister. he will be appointed during a special party meeting on sunday. the shakeup comes after former premier ahmed davutoglu step down after an increasingly public split with president erdogan. mr. yildirim has promised to work with the president as mr. erdogan seeks to expand his powers. in chile, a toxic red tide is causing a wildlife disaster. the southern coast is celebrated for its dramatic landscape and rich ecology, but now an algae bloom is threatening not only its marine life but also the livelihood of the fishermen who depend on it. reporter: for weeks now, scenes like these have been all too frequent a lan chile's southern coastline. fish dying en masse. it's frightening for the locals,
and fishermen fear for their livelihoods. >> we estimate that since may 7, 500 tons of fish have washed up on the beaches here. reporter: the cause is what is called "red tide," an algae bloom that robs marine light of oxygen and makes seafood toxic. >> the el niño weather phenomenon that is warming the ocean is to blame for the red water. the changes in ocean currents and when patterns have brought perfect conditions for algae to spread rapidly. reporter: it is a disaster for marine life and seabirds. large marine mammals are among the victims of the algae. hundreds of seals and whales have died. some fishermen say that although el niño started the problem, the
algae bloom is now feeding on nutrients from 40,000 tons of farmed salmon fish farmers dumped into the ocean here. the chilean government has declared a state of emergency, but no remedy is in sight. anchor: business news now. talking about shareholder anger at deutsche bank. reporter: a lot of bad news around deutsche bank. scandals and huge losses. investors are fed up with germany's biggest lender, venting their anger at the annual general meeting in frankfurt today. the new chief executive is taking the heat. he admits the changes are demanding, but they will be worth it. one decision, shareholders refused a change to the system of bonuses for the top management. reporter: the protests outside deutsche bank may not quite be on the same scale as previous years, but that doesn't mean
shareholders are not upset with management. there is no dividend. how can you be happy with that? wherever there have been financial problems in the world, deutsche bank was involved. last year, deutsche posted a record loss of 6.8 billion euros, caused primarily by setting aside reserves to pay its horrendous legal bills. a lot of people are asking just how the bank plans to actually make some money in the future. >> the shareholders need positive news from the report. we have had five years of agony behind us, and now we need some positive news. we want to hear, what is the reason why we should buy the shares of deutsche bank? reporter: management is busy defending its dealings with the toxic legacies of the past. the experience restructurer john cryan becomes chief executive. >> with all caution, i say we can see an end to our legal
problems. reporter: cryan is optimistic several court cases will be bound up this year, but that means right now deutsche bank is still taking care of its past rather than looking to the future. reporter: shareholders may be voicing displeasure with deutsche bank, but whether their voices are heard is another matter entirely. the results of the votes do not oblige the bank to do anything, but perhaps co-ceo john cryan, set to become the sole ceo of the bank, would be wise to listen. after all, he has artie been warned deutsche bank could face another year in the red -- already been warned deutsche bank could face another year in the red, and that could mean he could ask investors to buy up more stock as he looks to drum up capital buffers that the bank so needs. reporter: german chemicals giant bayer is launching a takeover bid for monsanto. it has artie met with management
at the u.s. firm to discuss. monsanto has a market cap of $42 billion, and reviewing the proposal. low commodity prices are forcing agro-chemical companies toonso cdate, but investors don't really like the proposal. time to turn to our correspondent on wall street, who covers this topic. monsanto investors are quite nervous. what else did they make of this news today? reporter: well, first of all the stock went up by a good 8% when news broke, but by the end of the day only an increase of 3.5%. a lot of details are still unknown, especially what price bayer might be willing to pay. there was talk about $42 billion or more. overall, it would be welcome news for monsanto. investors, if the company would be sold, the business recently
was struggling on a different angle. they are running out of options, as we heard that all the competitors have pretty much merged. so in general, it would be seen as a positive if monsanto finds a partner. reporter: on top of that, the european union is debating whether to ban or not been -- or not ban glyphosate, a very important herbicide and source of revenue for monsanto. can the company do without it? reporter: for sure, it is not a good development for monsanto, what is happening with glyphosate. on the other side, they lost patent protection for that already quite a while ago, and it is not their only revenue driver. monsanto makes more money with seeds, especially corn seeds, soy seeds, but that business slow down recently quite a bit.
they are struggling to enter new markets, they are losing some revenue with markets already. what they are experimenting with is digital farming, but so far that has not been a big revenue driver. but we should not forget, it's not necessarily the herbicide, but the seed business where most of the revenue from monsanto is coming. that area, they are still the number one producer in the world. reporter: about bayer's bid for monsanto. thank you very much for the update. in december, politicians in paris agreed to bring down global emissions to couner climate change in many areas, including transport. but shipping and aviation are not a part of that. now, a report issued today at the international transfer forum in germany suggests the shipping industry is heading for more
emissions in the coming years. reporter: larger ships, more modern engines, that is the shipping industry's formula for lowering emissions. but as the industry grows rapidly, the international transport forum says that higher efficiency alone will not do the job. >> the emissions from shipping will probably rise from 50% to 250% when it comes to co2, for example. so shipping will cause a rise in emissions. if shipping once to be carbon neutral, -- wants to be carbon neutral, a lot of new policies would need to be put in place. reporter: these floating titans harbor a dirty secret. once they are in international waters where national laws do not apply, many run on dirty heavier fuel. so far, they have confined themselves to collecting emissions data from individual ships. >> the data about oil consumption for one year.
then the information goes to the respective shipping company, and the shipping company goes to the government. so the government has a responsibility to their five. -- verify. reporter: but with that kind of buckpassing, implementation of international agreement could be hard. as long as ships are in a report, flag ships have an interest in keeping emissions low. but once they go out of -- into international waters, that interest vanishes. airlines are rising to the challenge instead. they are phing for a mandatory carbon offsetting scheme to avoid a chaos of differing national regulations. >> a whole raft of different schemes, which would be applied differently to different airlines in different ways, at different times. they may make you think twice
about one route, and not at all about another route. this would be extreme the damaging for the industry, and is something we must avoid. reporter: the airlines hope to have a firm agreement in place by september. anchor: thank you very much. the egyptian civil aviation minister has said the crash of that egypt airplane with 66 people on board is more likely to be the result of a terror attack than mechanical failure. i will be back after a short break. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]