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berlin. moscow says ukraine is trying to destabilize the crimean peninsula to promote conflict. vladimir putin says it has accuse ukraine of attempting incursions into crimea. russian forces occupied a peninsula in 2014. ukraine describes the claim is fake. also coming up, fighting in and around the besieged city of aleppo has cut off water supplies to 2 million people. the u.n. is calling for urgent access to the syrian city to bring in food and water. and germany is set to introduce
tough new antiterrorism measures said to include deporting foreigners, planning attacks and breaching doctor-patient confidentiality. thank you very much for joining us. russia has accused ukraine of carrying out to arm grades on the crimean peninsula. a ukrainian province russia annexed in 2014. russia says the attempted incursions were aimed at hitting key infrastructures and were boarded despite the test of a soldier and russian intelligence officer. the attacks reportedly happened last weekend. russian authorities have not explained why it has taken three days to release the details. ukraine has called the information fake. our correspondent is standing by
in moscow. what more do we know about this? guest: what we do know is the russian president reacted almost immediately to the a legend attack. -- a legend attack. he accused the ukrainian government of terrorism and said they valued terror over the. he said we cannot let this go unnoticed. that is a clear threat from putin there. what is interesting is that before he made that announcement, he was speaking at a press conference with the armenian president. before that, the head of the russian tourism agency said crimea is not dangerous for tourists and tourists who planned a visit to crimea should not cancel their plans. it seems that putin passwords are more of an empty threat. a legend attacks have been called fantasies.
what is clear is the war of words between the two sides has begun. sarah: and there's nothing new in the war of words between russia and ukraine. there must be some sort of strategy behind this. why is russia doing this now and what is it hoping to achieve? guest: ukrainian president has been leveling accusations at the russian president. he said the alleged attacks rape pretext for more military threats and suggested putin is trying to get international sanctions lifted. that's what the ukrainian side says is the strategy here. he's trying to of international pressure. on monday, the russian government said they were ready for talks at the g20 summit,
which means the ukrainian and russian and french and german leaders need to meet together to discuss the process. at least that is what they said on monday. now he has been saying there is no point in meeting in the normandy format and europe and the usa should influence kiev and is trying to up the pressure on the international stage. but what isn't clear is what he wants from that. sarah: thank you. the dire situation in the syrian city of aleppo is becoming even worse. the united nations says running water has an cut off her days and is appealing for a cease-fire. the situation on the front lines remains unclear but government forces have masked for a bottle over aleppo's du jour. control over the city has been
largely divided. reporter: the battle began in summer of 2012. fighters for the free syrian army were able to enter the city. counterattacks and airstrikes by the forces of the sheer all assad failed to dislodge the forces. instead, they seized the western and eastern parts of aleppo. for the next three years, both sides tried unsuccessfully to take control of the city. the fighter got progressively more rural. when russia policy air force began airstrikes in 2014, the balance shifted with government troops pushing the rebels out of the city, cutting off supply routes and circling the fighters in the city. since then, the forces have reduced the rebels hold to just a few areas in the east of the
city. the free syrian army here has been fighting here along caliphate groups, including one formerly known as the al nusra front. the syrian army has the rebels surrounded with the revolutionary guard units. in the northwest of rebel held areas, kurdish militias controlling coalition of rebel fighters considered u.s. allies but are also cooperating with assad's troops. all of the groups in the conflict fight with every means available to them. assad's forces dropped erlbaum's on hospitals and schools. rebels have fired self-made rockets into the city under government control. last week to groups of fighters claim to have broken the siege.
pictures from social media sites are said to show resident celebrating the breakthrough. the syrian army has already announced the counteroffensive. sarah: one of the few doctors left in the city works in a field office and we asked about reports that rebels managed to bring food in for the first time in weeks and whether he has seen evidence of that. >> some materials have managed to enter aleppo city. if you managed to enter yesterday, but because the market is empty, the market needs more and more materials to
fill everything. in the moment, it is very dangerous because the regime is still striking and arming them and the rebels are trying to secure that ward to make it safer for civilians and four cars and transportation. sarah: russia says some relief is on the way and that a news three-hour cease-fire to deliver aid will begin tomorrow. the u.n. says it needs 48 hour's. you have been an aleppo for quite a while. what is your experience? do you hope you will get supplies that you need for this effort? guest: unfortunately, what we
have learned in the last five years and what we have learned from the last 30 days of the siege, no one will do anything for civilians or for any of those people. so 250,000 aleppo citizens are looking to take more land from the regime. they are not very optimistic about the u.n. and they were not taking any of the statements seriously because they don't
believe the persons are trying to seize aleppo. sarah: one of the few doctors left in the city. we thank you very much for sharing your perspective on what the situation is like on the ground right now. let's turn to some other news. germany is set to unveil a major overhaul of its national security policy. the changes have not been officially announced that are puzzles first or to -- are thought to include swifter deportations and a ban on the burqa. this comes in response to last month off attacks in germany, two of which linked to so-called islamic state. german police have raided the homes of three people suspected of providing support to islamic state. reporter: several of the raids took place here. the police searched the
departments said to belong to one of the suspects. the men are suspected of recruiting fighters for the so-called islamic state. >> we believe the suspects are members of the salafist movement. they are believe to have taught salafists and extremist ideologies to people willing to travel abroad, to encourage them to join islamic state. reporter: the interior minister says the raids targeted militants involved in radicalizing. in lower saxony, police raided the premises of a suspected islamic preacher. they want to increase pressure on islamists operating in the country as does the interior minister. >> the federal landscape governments have agreed we will take a tough approach and
conduct thorough and early raids. germany's security services are well prepared to deal with the threat but the government wants to do more to ensure public safety. he will resent a raft of new security measures on thursday and have put forward their own counterterrorism plan including 15,000 lease officers deployed by 2020. sarah: let's get a quick check on other stories making news around the world. a freight train carrying toxic chemicals has derailed in kentucky. one of them was killed -- was filled with sulfuric acid. it is not clear whether that is one of the carriages that has been derailed. a nearby school was closed as a precaution. turkish officials say kurdish rebels are two claim for two sets of bombings. at least three people were
killed and five civilians died when a car bomb exploded. 12 premature babies have been killed in a fire at a hospital in baghdad. the blaze broke out in the maternity ward. 29 women and 11 babies were saved. officials say the cause was probably faulty electrical wiring. a wildfire on the portuguese atlantic island of madeira has killed at least three people and destroyed dozens of homes as well as a hotel. about a thousand people were evacuated and firefighters have been battling the blaze but the islands landscape has hampered efforts. we're going to head to rio where olympic cycling veterans have been having a good day. a swiss cyclist has left the tour de france champion trailing in his wake. this is just weeks before he is
due to retire. earlier in the time trial, christian armstrong, no relation to lance, won the gold one day before her birthday, finishing five seconds faster than her closest competitor. she defy the odds battling through the elements, pushing herself to the limit and collapsing at the finish line. this makes her the first cyclist to win the event at three olympics. we have to take a short break. when we come back, in a few hours, zimbabweans will go to the polls in elections. we will take a closer look at what is at stake in the country rich in copper has an economy sliding downward. back in a minute. don't go away.
sarah: welcome back. a quick reminder of our top story -- russian president vladimir putin has accused ukraine of carrying out to armed raids on the crimean peninsula. key of has responded, calling the claim fake. zambians go to the polls to vote on presidential, parliamentary and local elections. in southern africa ensures a border with the democratic republic of congo, angola, and zimbabwe. the former british colony has been described as an african success tory. the leading candidates are the
incumbent candidate who narrowly won a snap election in 2015. zambia's economy has tensions rising in the country. the race will be close and i have an unprecedented clashes between rival supporters. lucy taylor has been talking to young people in the capital. reporter: in zambia, not every child can grow up with egg ambitions. this person dreams of becoming a teacher, but for now, he doesn't have the money to go to university. >> is quite a challenge. you get all of your certificates, but it's difficult to find a job.
there are places in our country where some only have one meal in a day. reporter: he's supporting the opposition because he believes they will help the young people. almost three quarters of people in zambia are under 30 years old. many, like him, are unemployed. one of the biggest questions is how to create opportunity for the growing numbers of young people. the economy is already struggling with falling exports and rising prices. whoever wins power may not have much money to play with over the next five years. your supporters say you will invest in jobs, but given the state of the economy, are you overpromising? >> our view is right manic and broad-based. to provide that health care and
education, we need to grow the economy. our target is to grow the economy by 10% of gdp, minimum. reporter: they feel stability is better than change. he's a business consultant and writer. and he supports the governing party because of their track record. >> they are not 100% on the right path, but you will never find a politician that will give you everything you are looking for. it is not for them to give me their vote. reporter: there is fervent support across the country on both sides and the race could be very close. the ruling party is confident it has done enough. >> the past five years, we have
then creating this environment so we are pretty sure the next five years will be transforming the sector beyond any person's imaginations. reporter: the claims and counterclaims are the stark reality that more than half of zambians are living in poverty. what drives most to the voting booth is the reality of changing that before the next generation grows up. >> hustling, pushing and pulling, not giving up. i think that is why i am working ever so hard for whatever god gives me. not to endure the pain i have endured growing up. sarah: let's turn to some business news. we are about to get a flavor of hillary clinton cost lands for
the u.s. economy. helena: presidential candidate hillary clinton has promised america the biggest infrastructure investment since the second world war. it would be her main job creating proposal, building bridges, tunnels and roads along with boosting clean energy. the democratic nominee is on the campaign trail in des moines, iowa. she wants to take the national minimum wage. she will unveil her full economic program on thursday. let's cross over to wall street where our correspondent is standing by. they have been increasing the number of well-paid jobs. how much of an uphill battle will that be? guest: hillary clinton speaks
quite frequently about the so-called working poor a lot of jobs that got created in the last couple of years are not exactly well-paid jobs and not enough to make a living. if we talk about infrastructure and clean energy, she does talk about the green economy that she wants to build, it's not just her decision. if she becomes president, she would need the support of congress to get the financing of those projects and then it depends on u.s. corporations. what we have seen is a lot of big corporations are reluctant to invest in new factories and new jobs within the united states. to answer your question, it will be an uphill battle. helena: we heard from trump and his economic lands for the
country. it's not much of a supplies -- not much of a surprise that he disagrees, but is there any common ground for the two candidates? guest: one thing both candidates have in common is they both want to see heavy investment in the infrastructure and that would create quite a few jobs. that is probably something every candidate will say, that you will invest in infrastructure and you need the political will to finance those programs. the wording differs quite a bit between the candidates, but hillary clinton does sound a bit reluctant when it comes to free trade agreements because she tries to win these of art of bernie sanders supporters. helena: thank you for that.
china's e-commerce tycoon has warned against the rise of protectionism around the world. they emerged g20 members to work together ahead of their next summit. reporter: e-commerce giant alibaba operates in more than 190 countries. the founder is sounding the alarm. he gave the interview on china's state run new service. the former english teacher favors free trade. >> a lot of people are against globalization. globalization is nothing wrong. globalization can benefit everyone and enable every individual and every small business. that will be a great step. reporter: he says the solution
is to work together to establish the rules of global trade and warned against the united states excluding russia from free trade talks were keeping china out of the talks. the comment appeared to be aimed at donald trump, the presidential nominee who accuses china of breaking global trade rules. china has dismissed it as a into rescue his failing campaign. helena: 3.6 billion people around the world are expected to tune in to the olympics. from the athletes jerseys to running shoes, everything is sponsored and fans are key to follow in the footsteps of their sporting heroes, which means another trend thing seen poolside is set to make a splash. reporter: it wasn't just michael phelps and his speedy return to his winning ways that had things
going in rio, it was the dark purple spots on his shoulders. he practices cupping which is said to improve blood flow. >> it is great for anyone with any type of pain. whether you wake up and have back pain or chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. reporter: practices that practice cupping are key -- are keen to cash in on the endorsement. >> i posted this when i saw michael phelps and four or five people reached out and said i would like to try cupping now. i have a nagging injury and i have four or five people today who came in for it. reporter: the american cancer society and other organizations say there is no evidence to prove its effectiveness, but with else making a splash in the pool, others will want to follow in his wake.