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brent: this is dw news live from berlin -- after two years in jail, the ukrainian pilot is home tonight. she landed in key of today after being exchanged for two russian soldiers held in ukraine. the sudden and unexpected and to what had been a 22 year prison sentence. also coming up, it is a good deal -- that is how angela merkel describes a new integration law that requires refugees to integrate if they want to stay in germany. and a headache for hillary clinton. the former u.s. secretary of state broke government rules
with their e-mail account. it's good to have you with us. tonight, ukrainian pilot, nadiya savchenko is home and a free woman. her setting release -- her sudden release was today that she was convicted in the assist thing of murder and two russian journalists, which she had been sentenced to 22 years in a russian prison. today, she arrived in key of to a heroes reporter: welcome. the media frenzy when nadiya savchenko -- she has become a national hero here in ukraine. >> i am free and i want to ask forgiveness from all the mothers
whose children who have not returned home from the antiterrorist operation while i am alive. i want to ask forgiveness for all mothers while i am free. i cannot bring home those who died but i am always ready to put my life on the line one more time. in march, she was convicted over the killing of two russian journalists in eastern ukraine and sentenced to 22 years behind bars. shipment held in captivity since 2014. while in prison, she launched several hunger strike to protest her detention and constantly defied russian authorities, even raising her middle finger at the court in march. her release is seen as a political victory for the ukrainian president. he awarded the pilot the country's highest honor. >> today is the day nadia came back to ukraine. just as we return her, we will
return crimea back to ukrainian sovereignty. reporter: the two russian serviceman who were swapped for her arrived on thursday. but amir putin said he had pardoned nadiya savchenko and the release is seen as one that would ease tension before the european union decides whether to extend sanctions against russia. brent: following that story for us are our correspondents in kyiv and moscow. the president of ukraine, how is he trying to sell this -- a big success and mark reporter: this is how it looked like on this wednesday in key of. he announced it on his twitter
account and then when she landed here at the international airport, and then this press conference, having her on the right side saying as we just heard in that report at she is back and in the same sense, he wants to bring back eastern ukraine and crimea back to ukraine. however, there was an interesting moment in this press conference. i have a feeling that personally she knew about this and tried everything to shape her image in a different way. she says without the help of her sister who gave a lot of interviews to ukrainian media, without all of yourself, she would not the free because politicians would not have cared about her destiny at the end of the day. brent: an interesting take on that. how is it playing out in russia?
we have two freed russian prisoners back home tonight. reporter: yes, we do, but i would say the media coverage has probably differed somewhat. we saw images of these two russians today walking down the steps of the plane sent from kyiv to bring them back to russia. they were greeted on the tarmac by the wise, but it was a much more subdued affair. the media fanfare and media scrum which met nadiya savchenko on her arrival back home in kyiv and of course, she later went to meet the president. it is worth noting that the russians have never admitted these two men were soldiers in eastern ukraine. they have denied that but the reason this prison swap was able to take place today was because
vladimir putin himself personally signed a part -- signed a pardon for nadiya savchenko who just a short time ago, they were given a sentence of 14 years each for taking part in clandestine operations in the east of the country. but what is interesting and important is the fact that neither nadiya savchenko nor these two russians will have to spend any more time in prison because they have all been pardoned. therefore, it will be interesting to see what kind of future nadiya savchenko has now that she is back in ukraine. brent: germany's coalition government has approved a milestone law tonight designed to get refugees working and make them part of german society. but chancellor angela merkel and her cabinet laid out strict conditions for newcomers. they will receive long-term residents these is only if they can support themselves and have a good knowledge of german.
it also enable states to decide where refugees can live for up to three years and cuts benefits to refugees who refuse to learn german or attend integration courses. critics say the law further reduces the rights of refugees in germany. the legislation now goes to parliament. greek police have removed over 2.5 thousand people from the makeshift refugee camp near macedonia. they have been transported to new accommodations away from the border. we visited one of the new accommodations. reporter: a new life that certain behind an iron fence. this old leather factory is now home to several hundred refugees. the camp is run by the geek army and journalists have to keep their distance. outside the gates, we meet a man
who spent three months in the squalid conditions, but he is still unhappy about his new home. >> it is just open for five days, this camp. it is a little dirty. you must stay in big hangers and there is not enough light. even for the dust to start to give food yesterday, it is difficult. reporter: he shows us images from inside the camp. each tent sleeps one family. people complain about dust and mosquitoes, but at least it is dry says the army and basic needs are filled. but a life under supervision is something new for people here. he and his family now have to apply for asylum in greece. it the and of a train that at some point the macedonian border would open again and he and his
family would make it to central europe. brent: images of some of the other camps were migrants are being resettled have been circulating on social media. this camp is located in a former supermarket. one group tweeted middle of nowhere, no drinking, dirty and leaky. this fight the poor conditions, this refugee said it was better. doctors without borders has been working inside the camp and criticized the camps evacuate and. why are we putting them in buses to half the nation camps in greece when europe has promised to relocate them. on wednesday morning, the group posted this photo from inside the camp of an elderly -- take a look at this -- an elderly syrian woman who faces yet
another move with that comment to those left here tell us they are desperate. thousands of zimbabweans have rallied in support of president robert magali amid calls for him to step down. supporters were boston from across the country to the capital. the rally comes one month after opposition rally held a protest calling for him to design. -- for him to resign. the 92-year-old has already pledged to seek the presidency again in 2018, having held the post for nearly four decades. within an hour of the announcement of the new leader, a talib and suicide bomber struck the capital, kabul, killing 10 people. according to an afghan official, the attacker blew himself up near a vehicle carrying employees in the western part of the city. the suspected armor was on foot
and detonated a explosive vest. no group has yet claimed responsibility. in an eastern german city, it is the centennial year of a conference were catholics come together to discuss their faith. in a moment, i will ask our religious affairs correspondent how relevant the festival is today. we have this report. reporter: the jubilee was celebrated with fans hair and thousands of green scarves symbolizing togetherness. the german catholic congress is above all a celebration of faith. the 100th anniversary, they said, should send an important political signal. >> we cannot look away when others need our solidarity. if people can find safety from adversity in our country, than they are welcome here.
reporter: a former protestant pastor made the trip, making the refugee crisis a central team of his welcoming speech. >> oath the state and society are grateful for the commitment of catholic and christians in the country. what parish has achieved has been exemplary. reporter: around 1000 event are scheduled to take laced through sunday. among them, services and concerts and discussions. organizers are hoping christians and nonbelievers will have a chance to meet and enjoy the atmosphere. brent: our religious affairs correspondent is here in the studio. you were in the city earlier
today. why did the catholic church choose leipsic? guest: first and foremost, this was organized by a secular organization, the german council of catholics of germany. it's not a direct hard of the official catholic church, this is actually one of the most secular places in all of western europe. in a definite sense, this is a political message that had a lot to do with ringing the church as a very tolerant, very open and honestly a very open organization to a place where there has been a lot of anti-immigration discussion. brent: that brings me to my next question. did the president of germany -- he is not catholic bute is an ordained minister.
what was the purpose of having him speak at a conference for catholics? guest: there were a lot of evangelicals and protestants and there was a mention of what they call the sister churches that have been instrumental to keep it going. the main point has been to show there's a very strong commitment to ideas of openness and integration. these ideas are ones that can be brought into the church. this is a church that can be economical and open. brent: what about the issues that have been dogging the church right now? was her much talk of that? guest: there has not been a lot of talk about sexual abuses. there was some talk about the integration of women and there was a large contingent of catholic gay and lesbians who were central to the program and
of it, discover it. video, audio, podcasts and language courses in the dw media center at media center. dw.com. brent: welcome back. you are with ew news live from berlin. hillary clinton broke government rules -- that in a nutshell is the conclusion of a long-awaited report on the former secretary of state's views of a -- use of a private e-mail server. the audit by the inspector general found clinton could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers. the issue has made a headache for clinton in her campaign for the presidency. she's the front runner for the democratic nomination to succeed barack obama in the white house.
we're going to pull in our washington correspondent who has been following this. good afternoon. what makes this report -- we could say it is a special report or depending on what side of the political aisle, this is a damming report, isn't it? guest: yes. that's a good question because i read all of the reports, 78 pages and i couldn't find a lot of new information. the inspector general found her practices failed to comply with the state department's policies meant to ensure federal laws are followed and you can put into a nutshell and say she wrote the law and could not comply with the rules. she, the former country estate has to make sure all the people who work for the state
department, she broke the law and i think what makes it so dangerous is that now it is official. brent: it is official and begs the question what is it going to mean for her campaign? guest: it won't go away, it is a big problem for her. donald trump, the republican nominee who just gave a speech in california is already using it. i think trump will continue to do that. clinton said she was cooperating with the inspector general, but when you talk to his office or look through the report, you will see the opposite is true. the inspector general said clinton and her aid were not cooperating with the investigation. what makes it dangerous is that it fits into the narrative. everyone else has to comply with the law. not she. hillary is above the law and that's why so many americans
think she is arrogant and not a likable person. brent: on the story for us this evening, thank you as always. here are some of the other stories making headlines around the world. in the united states, a protest against donald trump turned violent on tuesday night. police in albuquerque, new mexico clashed with demonstrators who through burning trump t-shirts. trump was holding a rally where he was interrupted multiple times by protesters. iraqi forces and allied militias are rattling members of the self-proclaimed islamic state near falluja. airstrikes are supporting forces to retake the central iraqi city from islamic state. it was the first city the militant group captured in iraq. at least five migrants have drowned after their boat
capsized off the coast of libya. italy plus navy rescued more than 500 people from the vessel releasing these photos of the accident. arrivals by boat have surged amid better weather conditions. time to get a check on business news. netflix is being forced to become what? daniel: more continental, more european. you might think it natural for an american streaming service to show mostly american content, but the eu says firms like netflix and amazon could be crowding out european shows. that is why they want to impose a 20% quota and for some to offer more european program. reporter: online streaming services offer a wide range of programming. the european commission wants to
force netflix, amazon, and the like to make sure 20% of their content is produced in europe. the commission wants to counterbalance the huge glut of u.s. productions. >> we think european film culture should be proportionally available. it is a form of indirect support for european films. we think 20% is a very reasonable number. reporter: so users tastes will no longer be a deciding factor. but the plans still have to get past the eu, parliament, and member states. on top of that, some countries could be forced to give financial support to the european film industry. netflix is skeptical about the plans but does not expect them to cause problems. it already has large french reduction and a german series will follow in 2017.
amazon is planning to do the same. daniel: car companies worldwide are investing in driving and taxi service apps. toyota announced they are investing in uber but would not say how much they are spending. books wagon is investing and general motors has invested half $1 billion in lyft. our markets man has been following us. why are these companies starting to get on board with car service apps? guest: we could save the big automakers are coming with a cultural change. that is a reality for people who'd don't enjoy driving that
much and after years of resisting, carmakers have been impacted by the disruption created by uber and big tech companies working in a variety of fields from self driving cars and ride services. it seems natural that industry leaders want to take advantage of these innovations in the most organic way possible. daniel: there was a shock for alibaba today after their stock dropped. what's happening there? guest: not good news for the chinese retailer where the securities and exchange commission is investigating accounting practices. as for now, alibaba is said to
be cooperating and providing information related to its accounting and logistics network. that said, it's not an indication of any wrongdoing. alibaba stopped at 7% at a time when investors are questioning the growth potential after a slowdown in the chinese economy. daniel: just goes to show billions of dollars in sales are not always enough to keep investors interested. microsoft cannot seem to catch a break in the mobile market. less than 1% of all new smartphones sold this year run windows mobile and that is having real world consequences. microsoft has shut down operations in finland and cut down 1300 jobs. microsoft. production from nokia.
but it has failed to get the operation back in the black. that is your business news. hope you are sitting comfortably for this next story. brent: it is time to take a seat -- money may not grow on trees but for one u.k. designer, furniture does. his farm contains hundreds of surreal share shaped trees chained to a specific form. each piece of furniture takes six years to grow. >> gavin munro is not an ordinary farmer. his trees grow chairs. >> this is the first chair that we did. this is where we did it from four trees joined into what?
>> he also grows when, but it takes between five and 10 years to grow one of these organic wonders. >> what this is is a kind of organic 3-d printing. it's almost exactly the same. except it is a little slower and we are using air, water and sunshine as our machines and fuel. >> it is not a new concept. he's using metals originally developed more than 100 years ago by landscape architects to impress members of the elite. each piece is prized at emerald thousand pounds, but that surprise he hopes will come down as the business grows. brent: the stools here are so minimalistic, it would take a week to grow one. now a surprise awaits visitors to the glass pyramid leading into the louvre has disappeared, so to speak.