Skip to main content

tv   DW News  PBS  September 2, 2016 6:00pm-6:31pm PDT

6:00 pm
>> this is dw news. after days of uncertainty, uzbekistan confirms the country 's president is dead. islam karimov was president for 27 years. also coming up, at least 12 people have been killed in the philippines in a suspected bomb blast. authorities are warning people to stay away from crowded places. pope francis is set to make mother theresa a saint.
6:01 pm
she became world-famous by caring for the poor and sick in calcutta. we will take a look back her life. terry: good to have you with us. uzbekistan has confirmed the death of its president, islam karimov. he suffered a brain hemorrhage last saturday, and there will be a state funeral for the president who ruled uzbekistan for 27 years. here is something about the confusion about him for the final days. >> the confirmation came after days of speculation. he spent his last days at this government hospital. the leader was admitted after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
6:02 pm
the strongman man did not recover and later died. karimov ruled uzbekistan for a quarter of a century. in 1989, he became first secretary of the communist party. in 1991, he declared his country's independence from the soviet union. it was not democratic. karimov ruled the country with an iron fist, relying on mentality and rigged elections to maintain his grip on power. in march 2015, he was reelected with more than 90% of the vote. observers questioned whether the balance was really free and fair. karenimov's's has created a power vacuum. the next president may be one of his daughters.
6:03 pm
a government insider or someone from the secret service or the military or probably -- will probably succeed him. it is unlikely that person will steer the asian country away from authoritarian rule and towards democracy. terry: let's get some insights from steve from human rights watch. his focus is uzbekistan and the -- uzbekistan has been described as the most secretive countries in the world. tell us how karimov ran it. >> he was synonymous with authoritarian rule. he was responsible for -- [no audio] he was known for cruelty and
6:04 pm
also for forcing his citizens to be caught for the purpose of the state. terry: there is no word yet on who might succeed karimov as president. whoever it is, are you expecting any major changes in the way the country operates? >> we will not see changes unless the international community dictate its wishes for human rights. there should be an end to torture and access for things like -- george avella has not been inside --deutsche welle has not been able to be in uzbekistan for years. we will only see it if -- [indiscernible] otherwise we will see a
6:05 pm
continuation of the atrocious human rights situation. terry: karimov had his defenders, who said it was necessary to stop the rise of islamist radicals. is that a valid argument? >> there are security concerns in the neighborhood of afghanistan to the south, and some uzbek fighters in iraq in syria. the sources of instability that would cause people to turn to extremiss ideologiest are the human rights experiences in the country. a government that is entirely -- if human rights abuses can be addressed, it will go a long way to solving or a step towards a reading of the security concerns. terry: thank you so much, from human rights watch.
6:06 pm
>> thank you. terry: an explosion has ripped through a market in the southern philippines city of - at least 12 people were killed with dozens more injured. a spokesman said that blast was caused by a bomb. witnesses described one large explosion around 11:00 p.m. the time. >> it was a really loud blast. i saw arms torn off. there were so many dead. there were serious injuries. it was a really loud explosion. really loud. it was a bomb. there was only one explosion. terry: the blast occurred as the president visited the city. it took place near the hotel he is reported to this differently. his son, who is vice mayor of the city, told journalists the president is a and was taken to a police station after the blast. we asked a journalist in manila for the latest. >> the latest information came
6:07 pm
from communications secretary, and he said investigators found shrapnel that was believed to be from a mortar, and enterprise -- and it provides explicit the vice. the investigation is still ongoing and they are trying to find out what happened. no one has claimed responsibility for the explosion. these are saying, urging people to stay away from crowded places. they said there is no need for alarm at the moment, but it is better to be cautious. while no one has claimed responsibility for the explosion, the last came after a group warned offollowing a milie since the weekend. government troops have already killed at least 30 militants and
6:08 pm
50 soldiers have also died from the hostilities. terry: that was a journalist speaking to us from manila. authorities in singapore are warning people to wear longsleeved clothing after reports of numerous zika infections in the country. a special task force is searching for breeding grounds of mosquitoes. 189 people have been affected by the virus, including two pregnant women. zika can cause microcephaly in newborn babies. in pakistan, at least 11 people are dead and 30 injured after a suicide bombing in a northwest. police say attackers threw hand grenade into a crowd and a united a device near a courthouse. a few hours earlier --
6:09 pm
[no audio] terry: by security forces. a failure in a second attempt to form a minority religion government in 48 hours. the conservative people's party got the most votes cannot but despite joining forces with a centrist party, they were six votes short of a majority. spain faces the possibility of a third election unless dan a year. the poll -- in less than a year. the poll in december looking more likely after the vote. de'w's pablo is normally in spa, but he with us now in studio to talk about what is happening in spain politically. it is a mist.
6:10 pm
it looks like complete deadlock. >> is complete political deadlock. the next is we will have to see what the kenya decides. he will meet with the president of the congress. on monday, he will decide whether to maintain the acting interim prime minister at the moment. the conservative from the conservative party, or will he nominate the head of the socialist. it is a confusing situation. we have two months left of this process of being able to form a government. will they be able to do it? if they do not form a government by the 31st of october, we're headed for third elections. terry: to elections in less than a year. people in state must be getting frustrated. how are they reacting? >> there was a time where people were ignoring what was happening
6:11 pm
to a degree, now it is anger, they are saying what is going happen next?? this deadlock does not have a solution. the economy is growing. unemployment is down. unemployment is still at 20%. youth unemployment is very high, but the issue in spain is there a fear that the dark days of the recession could come tumbling back if there is no government and this political stalemate terry: is not resolved. what impact is this deadlock heading on the country politically? >> what has happened is there were projections the economy would grow by 3.5%. they are projected to grow only by 3%, is what is happening in spain. people are frustrated. i do not know what will happen. terry: watching it very closely.
6:12 pm
pablo elias, thank you so much. the german foreign minister has called on the eu to stop turkey from setting up a base in syria. he was speaking at a meeting in the slovenian -- slovakian capital. there were calls to put turkey's eu' membership on hold. on the first day of the summit, the scene seems to have calmed. there is a fear to lose ankara's cooperation on the referee g crisis. the german government has denied it is distancing itself from a resolution that has angered turkey. in june the bundestag ruled that a killing was to be ruled
6:13 pm
as genocide. >> the foreign ministry and government spokesman wanted to set the record straight. reports that the government wanted to distance itself from parliament's resolution on the massacre of armenians a century ago was wrong. that is not the case. the german parliament has the right and opportunity to speak on any issue when it considers it right to do so. the government defends this summer right of the german parliament. he did point out that such a resolution is not legally binding. relations between germany and turkey are strained. in june, the german parliament passed a resolution declaring the massacres of armenians in the ottoman empire constituted genocide. that infuriated the current turkey leadership. in response, it barred german
6:14 pm
m.p.'s from visiting the incirlik airbase. at the press conference -- [no audio] a democratically elected parliament must be allowed to visit its army and soldiers of its army. he also sent the government hopes and expects german parliamentarians will soon be able to visit the troops at incirlik. >> despite claiming the opposite, the government appears to be distancing itself from the resolution. sources say turkey had demanded a position that party leaders see and all caps is at the government caving in to pressure from turkey. terry: take a short break. can always get "journal dw newse
6:15 pm
go. you can also find the dw app and use us to send us photos and videos. we will be back in just one minute. don't go away. >> the dw media center. see it live. here are more of it. discover it. video and audio, podcasts, and language courses, in the dw media center. ♪
6:16 pm
terry: welcome back. our top stories -- the government in uzbekistan has confirmed the death of the country's president. islam karimov suffered a brain hemorrhage last saturday. there have been few reports about his condition. the leader ruled uzbekistan for 27 years. there is no sign he named a successor. more than 1700 refugees have been rescued off the libyan coast. they were traveling in 14 rubber
6:17 pm
dinghys. they were picked up by ships from the u.n.'s maritime force. most of them were fromthis sundl make mother theresa a saint. the late albanian known is known for her work in the indian city of calcutta where she founded the missionaries of charity. it is an order of women dedicating to helping the poorest of the poor, which brought mother theresa worldwide fame. admirers often called her a living saint. >> on the day she would have turned 106, nuns and priests gathered at the grave of mother
6:18 pm
teresa. this temple is where she began her service in calcutta in 1950. mother teresa and 11 other nuns began taking care of the sick and dying. now they are in 19 places in the city to shelter people who have nowhere else to go. we take them in as we did in the time of mother teresa. the sick, the dying, the mentally ill. they can all come to us. this sister has worked in calcutta for 10 years. she specializes in working with severely traumatized women whose families have abandoned them. she has plenty of support from volunteers. this they come a group from lebanon has come to help the laundry. >> i wanted to put my time, and in order for me to get experience in helping others,
6:19 pm
because i like helping others. >> beyond these laws, mother teresa is revered at calcutta's university. >> -- [no audio] >> in a male-dominated society. >> she has crossed the boundary of the life of the women, and from that point of view, i bow down to her. >> mother teresa had her critics. in the u.s. and europe, some said her methods were outdated and she behaved too much like a missionary. the archbishop of calcutta has
6:20 pm
heard such comments before. >> in recent years, they said this is her motive, and there was a big national issue about it. others responders, and everyone speaks for it. >> in the unveiling of a statue of mother teresa, it is clear her supporters regard her not as a foreigner, but as a citizen of the world, one who dedicated her life to helping the less fortunate in india. they are proud that one of them will be declared a saint. terry: some business now with javier, and bad news for the world's number one smartphone maker. >> the company, samsung, is known for bringing some of the hottest mobile phones to the market, but it might have gotten too hot after some of their new devices exploded while being recharged.
6:21 pm
the company is recalling millions of phones in hoping it will be a manageable problem. >> it has been a swift fall from grace. two weeks ago samsung launched a new galaxy 7, which has a little over a million models. but this is the fate of several of those phones after their batteries exploded while charging. the president of samsung's mobile division told reporters what caused the explosions. >> as of september 1, a total of 35 cases of burn damage was reported from domestic and overseas service centers. this indicates that 24 out of one million devices could be affected. according to a causal analysis, the defective battery cell is responsible for the fall. >> the funds will be pulled from shelves in 10 countries,
6:22 pm
including south korea and the united states. samsung said it is likely to cause significant losses. the cost to its replication could be greater still. >> good news for rival apple. the irish government will appeal the decision. tax avoidance seems to be the debate. >> after ireland's cabinet chose to, parliament will debate the issue. but the prime minister said it was the country's right to question the eu's thinking. >> it is important we should appeal the decision so we can get certainty, and beyond that, i make no apology for defending the right to appeal. this is about ireland, our
6:23 pm
people, versus us as a sovereign nation. what we consider appropriate policies to devise, to devise job opportunities and employment careers. this is not about the -- this is about the right of a small nation. >> the subsidiary they only about 50 euros. it has imposed a hefty back tax bill on the giant. same company took advantage of much too favorable conditions. apple is launching its appeal against the ruling. javier: closely watched american employment data came in off target on friday. the unemployment rate in the united states remains unchanged at 4.9%. u.s. stocks finished higher, and investors weighed the likelihood of a rate hike.
6:24 pm
most important factors will be considered in adjusting monetary policy. sticking closer look at the numbers with jens in new york. the latest data we have seen the past few months was better than expected. is there something to be worried about here? >> if you look at the numbers closely -- [no audio] under 5%, especially if you look at the eurozone, where we have a steady unemployment rate over 10%, and if you look at longer-term picture, so far this year, on average we created
6:25 pm
182,000 new jobs every single month on average. that is not too bad either. javier: everyone thinks of the fed. what does this mean for the famous rate hike? >> yeah, probably we have to wait a bit longer for the next rate increase. that's have increased it will take until december that the reserve will raise rates. then again, we had news that the chief economists goldman sachs sees a chance for a rate hike at 55% within the next three weeks. the jury is still out there. it will be interesting to see the next few weeks. he will get so many comments from all caps affect members, and we look at different opinions. there is no set course when interest rates are going to be increased. this job report dated less
6:26 pm
likely we will see it in september, but everything is still possible for the next couple of weeks. javier: the fed keeping everyone guessing. thank you. and that is it from the business desk. terry: the government in uzbekistan has confirmed the country's president has done. islam karimov suffered a brain hemorrhage last saturday. in the last few days there were conflicting reports about his condition. the leader ruled uzbekistan for 27 years. there's no sign he named a successor before his death. that is all for now. we will close the show with a part-pounding pictures from around victoria falls in zambia. we will be back in just a couple of minutes.
6:27 pm
[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] ♪
6:28 pm
6:29 pm
6:30 pm
this program is brought to you in part by cie tours international - for over 80 years featuring all-inclusive tours and go as you please value vacations throughout ireland and britain. [music] [music] [music] hello and welcome i'm patricia oreilly and i'm delighted you could join us for another


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on