tv DW News PBS June 2, 2016 6:00pm-6:31pm PDT
anchor: this is "dw news" from berlin. germany labels the massacre of armenians during world war i a genocide. parliament overwhelmingly adopted that classification, and angry turkey recalled its ambassador in protest. also, german police stop a planned islamic state suicide bombing in dusseldorf. three syrian men are under arrest. at least one of them entered the country with a wave of refugees last year. and, u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton lays out her foreign policy plans and slams her rival donald trump as not fit for office.
♪ anchor: welcome to the program. tensions between turkey and germany are on the rise. ankara has recalled its ambassador to berlin after the german parliament overwhelmingly voted to label the world war i killing of armenians by the ottoman empire a genocide. it comes at a delicate time in relations between the two countries. but for armenians, it was a day to celebrate what they see as justice for their family's murder a century ago. reporter: after the resolution passed in the bundestag, armenians in the visitors gallery were relieved. they expressed their gratitude. for many armenian germans, today is a day of happiness. >> the silence has been broken.
the genocide of the armenians has been acknowledged. so we are very relieved, in the diaspora and in the republic of armenia, and we are happy because it has been a lengthy struggle. reporter: starting in 1915, the ottoman empire systematically deported or murdered armenians, it remains -- aramaeians, and other christian minority groups. turkey insists what happened then was normal during wartime, but the german parliament voted to describe what happened as genocide, and to call for reconciliation between turks and armenians. >> we don't want to point the finger of blame at turkey, or level charges against it. we want to make it clear, reconciliation has to be based on accepting responsibility for the shared past. [applause] reporter: during the debate before the vote, many speakers stressed the resolution was not an attack on the turkish people
or the turkish government. nonetheless, almost all who spoke criticized the autocratic ways of turkish president erdogan. >> when i go home this evening, i will not be beaten up or murdered. that is not necessarily the case for our colleagues in turkey. this doesn't hold true for those who call for facing up to the past. we express our solidarity with these people. reporter:, yesterday several thousand turks demonstrated in berlin against the resolution. while on a visit to kenya, the turkish president announced he was recalling his ambassador to germany. >> the resolution made by the german parliament will seriously affect relations between the two countries. when i go back to turkey, we will evaluate this issue and take necessary steps. reporter: like most of the german cabinet, chancellor
merkel was not in parliament to vote. she stressed the bonds between germany and turkey. >> there is a law that binds us, even if we have differences of opinion on certain matters. the scope of our relations and friendly and strategic ties are great, starting with questions of defense. reporter: for the armenian community in germany, such diplomatic contortions are not the main concern. for them, today's the day germany officially recognized their people suffering. anchor: foreign minister frank-walter steinmeier defended the vote but has tried to call be situation. speaking in argentina, he appealed to turkey not to act rashly. >> turkey has reacted as expected. i hope that over the course of the next few days and weeks, we will manage to prevent any overreactions.
anchor: in other news, a possible terror plot in the german city of dusseldorf has been foiled by german authorities. three syrian men are under arrest. they are said to have planned suicide aacks and a shooting spree, and have links to the so-called islamic state. prosecutors say one of the suspects travel to germany last year with a massive wave of refugees entering the country. reporter: at the heart of dusseldorf, a lively and busy part of the old town. the pedestrian zone is where the terrorists wanted to strike. a terror suspect under arrest in france revealed the plans to french authorities. >> this is an example of good coordination between security agencies. information is being passed on quickly, both within germany and internationally. this enabled the police to
intervene in the early planning stages of an attack. reporter: the three syrian suspects were arrested in different parts of germany. the order for a terrorist attack in dusseldorf apparently came directly from the headquarters of so-called islamic state. does this mean germany has become a terror target? >> i think it has to do with germany being part of the west in general, but even more so after germany has decided to join the international coalition to fight i.s. in 2014, with training and equipment for the peshmerga in northern iraq and even more importantly the military contribution, with german armed forces being present in the skies over syria and the mediterranean. reporter: the german interior ministry says there has been no change to the threat level. it remains high. anchor: in the united states, presidential hopeful hillary clinton has warned voters that donald trump is unfit for
office. during a major foreign policy speech in san diego. talking up her own credentials for commander-in-chief, she had this to say about her likely rival for the white house. ms. clinton: donald trump's ideas are not just different. they are dangerously incoherent. this is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes, because it's not hard to imagine donald trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin. this is a man who said that more countries should have nuclear weapons, including saudi arabia. this is someone who has threatened to abandon our allies in nato, the countries that work with us to root out terrorists abroad before they strike us at home. even if i were not in this race, i would be doing everything i could to make sure donald trump
never becomes president, because i believe he will take our country down a truly dangerous path. anchor: dw washington correspondent richard walker joined -- follow that speech in its entirety and joins us now. we just heard a lot of insults from her, and a lot of discrediting of her rival. reporter: absolutely. i think this was really a pretty comprehensive takedown of donald trump by hillary clinton, through the lens of foreign policy, based partly on the positions he has taken on all sorts of issues. some of them were mentioned just there. but even more importantly, on the basis of his temperament. hillary clinton, as we heard in that clip, saying he is thin-skinned, and essentially he is somebody who could very easily land the united states in some kind of war just because somebody got the better of him.
i think also what we saw in this speech was the very beginning of hillary clinton's general election message, of beginning to sort of show through. she has been very taken up with the primary battle against bernie sanders trying to reach democrat voters over the last few months. but what she will really need over the next few months is a powerful, simple, clear message's to the nation as a whole about why they should choose her over him. we saw the beginning of that in this speech. anchor: donald trump gave his own policy speech a few weeks ago. what is behind the timing of this speech by hillary clinton now? reporter: well, it's not necessarily from a position of strength for her. she's looking ahead to the primary, coming up in just a few days, on tuesday. a big state, california, where she gave this speech, is voting. so are a handful of other states. there is a risk she could both pass the threshold of delegates needed to win the nomination, she could achieve that, but at
the same time lose the biggest state of all, california, to bernie sanders. that is something she really wants to avoid. so she decided to make this on an area of policy that is one of her strong suits, foreign policy, to try to win over voters in california. anchor: dw will have special coverage of that last super tuesday coming up. richard walker, thank you very much. in other news, there is no end in site to the strike action and protests that have rocked france for weeks. with just over a week to go before the country hosts the european football championships, rail workers have brought half of the nation's trains to a standstill. now airline pilots say they will walk off the job. it is a nightmare for the government, with little sign of either side backing down. reporter: aggression and frustration in the senate -- french city of nantes.
thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to send a message to the government. most used peaceful means to make their voices heard. others turned to violence. france sun nationwide protests on thursday -- saw nationwide protests on thursday. many were voicing their protest against the lawn and after the country's labor minister, which would make it easier to lay off employees for economic reasons. currently, layoffs are not only difficult for companies, but also expensive. under certain circumstances, overtime could become cheaper. an indirect attack on france's 35 hour work week. finally, a majority of employees in one company would be over -- able to overrule union representatives, taking away some of the power. the government wanted mu more radical reforms, but was forced
to back down. still, 70% of the french are against even the water down proposals. thursday's protests were largely organized by france's, labor unions still at odds with the government after weeks of strike s. passengers across the country were left stranded at stations after half of all trains nationally were canceled. some transport unions are now threatening to disrupt the first week of the euro 2016 soccer championships. >> all the necessary ways to make the government will -- a step back will be employed in the social struggle, the social war. the public transportation workers of marseille will employ all the ways to make the government step back. reporter: but despite the rhetoric from some unions, there is widespread belief they will not be able to get the popular support they need to disrupt the euro 2016. anchor: the death toll after
serious flooding across northern europe is still rising. five people have lost their lives in, the southern german state of bavaria and one persos. more heavy showers are forecast through the weekend. reporter: what is left after the flood? loss of sticky mode -- mud. a massive cleanup ahead for this small town, hit by flash floods. most residents were caught completely by surprise. >> the water came so fast. within five minutes, it was on the first floor. we ran up to the attic to save ourselves, and then we put some red handkerchiefs on a broomstick so they could cs, and take us -- cs, and take us. reporter: many towns across lower bavaria look like this.
entire streets are washed out. cars tossed around like toys. towering walls of debris, barricading neighborhoods. and stunned residents, taking stock of the destruction. authorities say the cost of damages will likely exceed 10 billion euros. in paris, the river sand -- seine burst its banks. many roads in the areas flooded. another disruption for tourists and locals amid labor strikes already paralyzing travel. in the region just south of the french capital, several villages remain submerged. water in the loire has reached levels not seen in a century, and more heavy rainfall is still expected. according to authorities, more than 5000 people have had to evacuate their homes to escape the rising waters.
anchor: welcome back. a quick reminder of our top stories. german lawmakers approved a resolution that describes the massacre of armenians by ottoman turks during world war i as a genocide. turkey is reacting angrily, and the turkish prime minister says this will damage relations between the two countries. and, u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton told voters donald trump is unfit for office. she also warned americans that her likely rival for the white house had a dangerously incoherent foreign policy. in business news, two key meetings wrapped up in austria.
all the details from our business desk. >> we start out with the ecb. the euro zone economies were showing positive signs of improvement earlier this year, but that was no reason to celebrate at the european central bank's meeting in vienna today. the president, mario draghi, warned growth could slow in the coming months. the 1.2 trillion euro bond buying program will continue, but mario draghi disappointed markets by holding back on fresh stimulus. >> the european central bank says current stimulus measures are boosting the economy for the 19 countries that use the euro. but it says they need more time to work before any new monetary tools are implemented. ecb president mario draghi says the bank will continue buying government bonds until at least march 2017, and its key interest rate remains unchanged at 0%. >> we decided to keep ecb
interest rates unchanged. we continue to expect them to remain at present or lower levels for the next -- for an extended period of time. >> that banks will be given access to ultra-cheap loans for lending to businesses and households. and controversially, the ecb will start buying corporate bonds, the debts of private companies. the ecb chose not to give greece access to its cheap money yet, and says athens must tie up loose ends with international lenders first. only then will it waive requirements on the creditworthiness of its bonds. >> this is an ongoing discussion with the greek government. once the actions are implemented, the council will take a decision. >> athens is scrambling to comply. lawmakers on thursday approved a set of extra measures to qualify
for further bailout funds and cheap ecb loans. >> staying in vienna, the head of opec says the oil exporters group will not introduce a cap on production. the news comes after the organization's meeting in the austrian capital today, with global oversupply topping the agenda. the price of oil drop sharply on the news, with benchmark u.s. crude hitting $40 a barrel before climbing again. despite recently picking up from a 13-your bottom, the oil price is still too low for the industry. in a rare sign of unity, opec members agreed on who should be the next secretary-general. let's talk about ecb and oil now with our correspondent in new york. so, if we look at the oil price after the meeting, it actually went up again, then dropped, and bounced. what's going on there? >> well, to opec
meetings, it seems that traders are used to these outcomes, rumors about some sort of agreement that don't materialize afterwards. in some way, the news at the end of the meeting was not a big surprise. that's why they put more emphasis on inventories, which were around 1.4 million barrels last year -- last week. also, some traders said the prices were partly pressured by the dollar's recovery following comments by mario draghi that pushed the euro down. >> we see a divergence between monetary policy in the u.s. and europe. so what are analysts saying there, about the lack of extra stimulus in the eurozone? >> well, experts have believed the current economic picture for the eurozone has given the ecb some breathing space, as the
measures announced last march get implemented. that's why they assume the ecb will be in a wait-and-see mode for the next few months at the very least. here in the u.s., we keep waiting for the next rate hike, which will not have a big impact on the dollar. that's why the parity between the euro and the dollar is still away from us. >> thank you very much. moving on to 3-d printing now. it has been hailed as revolutionary. so far, it has been mostly limited to small objects like figurines. but as a trade fair in shanghai shows, we could soon be living and working inside printing buildings -- printed buildings, too. reporter: round and round it goes. layer by layer, this 3-d printer makes the lampshades ornate and pretty. gadgets like this are a hobbyist's dream. they fit on a desk and print out
objects quickly and cheaply. >> the printer brings the best effect by using plastic and carbon fiber materials. we are now developing 3-d printers that can use flour to make pancakes. reporter: breakfast food might be a niche market for 3-d printers. a look around at the event shows that household items and decorations are in demand. for some, it is less important what someone prints, but that they print. >> a 3-d printer can enable users to make small toys and decorations. it is interactive, and can train children's creativity and practical abilities. that's different from just buying toys. reporter: making toys instead of just playing with toys. but three printing is no longer -- 3-d printing is no longer just a gimmick for hobbyist. thousands of miles away, the dubai future foundation just
moved into their new offices, completely made by a 3-d printer. >> it makes sense in terms of costs, in terms of efficiency. and we really believe that this technology will revolutionize the construction sector. i would not be surprised if in 20 years down the road, whole cities will be 3-d printed. reporter: the technology has some important advantages over traditional building techniques. the cement used is fast-keyring -- fast-curing, and irregular shapes can be made, allowing architects to explore new ideas. there are limits, of course. most large buildings, including skyscrapers, need a steel skeleton. that cannot be 3-d printed. at least not yet. anchor: the bank of england has unveiled the final design of its new five pound note today, featuring the image of sir winston churchill, british prime minister and world war ii leader.
the new note is made of plastic rather than cotton paper and is a little smaller, a first for the bank of england. plastic banknotes are already in use in scotland, australia, and canada. they are more durable and harder to counterfeit, and if they get dirty you can just pop them in the washing machine. they are waterproof. bringing a new meaning to the word "money laundering." that's it for me. [laughter] anchor: you can also go swimming with them if you would like to. thank you very much. on a more somber note now, an official autopsy report has concluded that music superstar prince died of an accidental drug overdose. the 57 euros singer was found dead at his estate near minneapolis in april. opioids are derived from opium, and are widely used as painkillers. after prince died, authorities began reviewing how he gained access to prescribed drugs, and whether an overdose played a role. in sports, lionel messi and his
father have attended a court hearing in spain to answer charges of tax fraud. messi and his father are accused of defrauding the tax man of more than 4 million euros. they have already paid back 5 million euros, with interest, but prosecutors have asked for prison time. messi has said he lets his father take care of all of his finances. manchester city has confirmed the signing of a german midfielder from dortmund. he is recovering from knee surgery, and is the first player to have joined city in this new era. the 25-year-old has agreed to a four-year deal, and says he's happy to start a new chapter in his career. neither club published financial details, but media reports say the deal was worth around 27 million euros. at the french open, both top seeds have booked their spots in the semi finals. serena williams was down a set
and a break point, but defeated yuli putinseva. novak djokovic crushed seven seed tomas berdych. a quick reminder of our top stories before we go. german lawmakers have approved a resolution that describes the massacre of armenians by ottoman turks during world war i as a genocide. turkey is reacting angrily, and the prime minister says it will damage relations between the two countries. police in germany say they have foiled a terrorist plot to attack the historic city of dusseldorf. that was after they arrested three syrian men suspected of being connected to the so-called islamic state. at least two of the men entered germany as migrants last year. u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton has told voters donald trump is unfit for office. she also warned americans that her likely rival for the white
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