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♪ brent: they were waiting for orders to kill. that is how german police described three syrian refugees arrested in an anti-terror raid. they are believed to be members of a sleeper cell into the country from the islamic state. he suspects have links to the network that carried out last november's attack in paris. also on the show, the first day of syria's nationwide cease-fire has brought a tense calm.
they're hoping to deliver much-needed supplies to besieged areas. and we will look at angola's health care crisis and out budget cuts mean patients hit by a yellow fever epidemic are not getting the treatment that they need. ♪ it is good to have you with a spirit german police say they have three men in custody tonight with ties to terrorists who carry out the paris attack last november, and police believe the men were planning a similar massacre here in germany, winning for the order to kill to come from the islamic state. in an early-morning raid, police arrested three syrian men who religiouly entered germany posing as a silo-seekers last year. we begin with this report. reporter: the first of three syrian subjects -- suspects
appeared in germany's highest court. they were convinced they were sent to germany from the so-called islamic state. >> our findings point to a functionary of the i.s. who is in charge of carrying out operations and attacks in europe. reporter: authorities are investigating a link between the three syrians arrested in norman germany and the terror attacks in paris last november. two of the attackers are believed to have passed himself off as refugees when they entered your. that is what the german interior suspects may be the case with the suspects now in custody. they were carrying cell phones with suspicious software. >> all indications suggest the same people smuggling -- they may have brought these three arrested syrians to germany.
this is borne out by the fact that their travel documents appear to have been forced in the same workshop in syria. reporter: this is the house where the three syrians were living. it will take time for local residents, including volunteer refugee staff come to grapple with the notion that a terror suspect could have been in their midst all this time. >> he did not stand out at all and i never imagined that anything like this would emerge here. reporter: activists hope sentiments towards refugees will not turn sour. the interior minister offers perspective. >> it is wrong to be suspicious of refugees in general. but police continually received tips about individuals who could be potential terrorists or terrorist sympathizers. authorities always react quickly
in follow-up with investigations. but most of these tips turn out to be false alarms. reporter: as of now, investigators have no concrete evidence of any planned attacks in germany but they suspect the three arrested syrians could be part of a sleeper cell. brent: for more on that we want to bring in our political correspondent on the story tonight. do we know what led investigators to these three suspects? what tipped them off? rupert: german authorities are reluctant to say where they gathered the information but several reports point to intelligence reports from france and united states. the depth and detail of the information on which suspect was contacted by which i.s. commander, who recruited whom,
and to the detail on the forged documents that were used and a close link to the attackers of paris last year -- this all shows the mutual exchange of information seems to be much better within the west than many had expected. brent: last year after the paris attacks, germany joined the military campaign against islamic state. islamic state warned then that there would be paid back. -- payback,. have authorities taken that threat seriously? rupert: germany's interior minister today pointed out that using the refugee influx would be a strategy used by the islamic state to create an atmosphere of anger and fear. but he also said the islamic state does not rely on this strategy, that they have other ways of getting people here into
germany. we can closely say is that the german authorities have known of this and they have tried to make a point of it today that they have always been in control of the situation, pointing out that these three suspects have been under close surveillance for quite a while now. in the past they have pointed out that they have known about 500 suspects here in germany who they think could be capable of planning a terrorist attack, most of them german nationals, and they say they think there are about 60 people who came to germany as refugees -- who are posing as refugees -- with a thing could be trying to do something of the sort we saw today. brent: thank you very much. syria's new cease-fire has been
forced over one day and reports say it is largely holding. russia says it has documented almost two dozen violations of the truce by u.s.-backed rebel groups. the claims that syrian forces are sticking to the agreement. it is supposed to last for a week, and for people and places such as aleppo cometh it offers them something they have not experienced in a long time -- relief. reporter: the streets of aleppo are quiet and safer than usual. it has not been this way for months. the war has been raging. >> thank god that today there are no planes. the people are calmer and they are getting outfitted there are days where people could not leave their homes and go walk the streets. >> i worked. i went out at nine :00 in the
morning, i bought ice, and i'm working. thank god all is well in people are coming out to the streets. reporter: the u.s. russian accord calls on all sides to ensure safety military access to besieged areas, especially aleppo. speaking from geneva on tuesday morning, the u.n. said it was seeking security assurances before aid deliveries could officially start. >> we remain repaired to deliver to besieged in hard to reach areas that include east aleppo, where between 250000 and 275,000 people have not been reached by the u.n. since early july. the first planned deliveries would provide assistance to east aleppo delivered across the border from turkey. reporter: the first of those deliveries has since departed from the turkish border and the syrian president says his forces
will reject all deliveries not coordinated with the government. the syrian observatory for human rights says no civilian deaths have been reported as the cease-fire largely holds. brent: israel's former president has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. officials say the 93-year-old into an induced coma. his political career spans seven decades during which he held just about every political office in israel. in 1990 four he won the nobel peace prize for his efforts in reaching an interim peace deal with the palestinians. in china, please have clashed with protesters in a village that was once a symbol of grassroots democracy. this amateur video from the village was provided by internet activists who report on civil
rights movements in china. the violence erupted when police staged raids in the village it week after a popular official was jailed for corruption. the village -- activists suspect the current crackdown is an attempt to silence residents. for years, growth has been the economic mantra pursued by governments worldwide. but for years, a group of international experts has been pushing for a different approach. the club of rome says that growth is bad for the environment and it should be restricted to just 1%. turning this into practice would require huge changes. last year, world economic growth was 2.5%, and there are huge differences between countries. the european union for example has an wealthy for a long time,
yet growth has slowed to just under 2% on average. germany, considered to be the eu's economic engine, has 1.7% growth. things are dramatically different in the asia-pacific region. their average growth is 3.9%. china is way ahead of that. take a look at this -- just under 7% because it is unsatisfactory. african nations are keen to stimulate growth. sub-saharan africa has an average growth rate of 3%. the front runner is ethiopia with a whopping 9.6%. is the world ready for a complete rethink of how economies should function? reporter: the club of rome wants drastic changes to the way we run our societies. a target of 1% a year global growth. financial rewards for those without children come in higher taxes for fossil fuels.
the economic system is destroying our planet. germany's development minister of sin of the numbers. >> since 1960 rate of growth has increased sevenfold. co2 emissions have quadrupled, the number of people almost doubled. reporter: for more than four decades the club has been warning about such developments. it argues because it of pursuing economic growth is fundamentally flawed. to combat climate change in pollution, he wants to reign in the increasingly liberalized markets. still, the world tends to listen up every time it has something to say. brent: they should be kicked out. that is what luxembourg's foreign minister says the year kenyan union should do with hungary. just ahead of friday's eu summit in slovakia, luxembourg's foreign minister in interview with the german newspaper says that the young gary and prime
minister has massively violated the values of the eu and that anyone like hungary to build fences against refugees or breach press freedom should be temporarily or permanently excluded from the eu. hungary's response has been just as blood. -- as blunt. >> he committed a very serious insult against hungary and the hunt darian people. it seems to me he is very frustrated about the current situation in europe and he is very frustrated that he has excluded himself from the politicians that can be taken seriously. he is not a serious person. brent: parse words. earlier we asked our eu correspondent white luxembourg's
ford minister started this argument three days before a crucial summit where it year -- few members are supposedly finding common ground. >> at least what he has said is what many believe behind closed doors, because for eu leaders and institutions, it is just frustrating to see a number of states, particularly in the east of europe, slip away from the court european values. there was a big debate today on poland where the rule of law is facing a systemic threat, the european commission says. the media is under attack. all these things that have happened already in hungary. there is very little the eu can do. it is very frustrating for politicians. some say it is as bad if a country slips away -- it is just as bad as a country voting to leave the club.
♪ brent: welcome back. our top story, germany has arrested three syrians suspected of being sent to the country by islamic state. the interior minister says there are indications they are part of the same network which carried out last november's attacks in paris. the drop in global oil prices has led to scale back budgets in a number of oil-rich countries. when oil was king, angola enjoyed a boom with double-digit
economic growth. now the southern african country is in crisis. empty government coffers have met -- led to cost. -- led to cuts. we have this exclusive report on the difficulties of treating yellow fever in the capital. reporter: she died seven months ago. she had just turned 14 which he showed signs of yellow fever. her mother took her to the hospital. she says the doctor gave her a prescription, at the hospital itself was out of stock of the medicine. so the doctor suggested she try her luck on the black market. >> heher plenty of water and medicine.
but i could not afford it. i did not have the money for the medicine and the blood transfusions. reporter: yellow fever spreads quickly here in the slums. the fever is transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in the waste and a stagnant water. >> the next clinic is 30 minutes by foot from your. agents can see a doctor for free but ever the cost for the drugs. since most of the people here are unemployed, they often cannot afford the treatment. reporter: the ministry of health allowed us to film in one of the most modern clinics in the country, built with chinese support. the doctor shows us around the yellow fever board. but here there are now there are only a few suspected cases of the viral disease.
the last confirmed case was registered back in june. this year's outbreak and angola has seen some 369 people died. >> at the height of the yellow fever epidemic, the situation was critical. the number of new infections exceeded the health system's capacity. and so every halfway stable patient was discharged from the hospital. they were told to come back for an assessment every three days. reporter: the profits from the oil boom in angola did not trickle down to the country's health system. only 3% of gdp was put into health care, one third of the world's average. at the ministry of health, we hear a lot of self -- self
praise about how the yellow fever outbreak was handled. no one here wants to hear about a crisis in the health sector. of the fall of oil prices has had an effect on the budget. >> the financial crisis has affected all areas, including the health sector. when a country has less money, then it follows that there are fewer resources for health. the government have angola has adjusted the budget for the crisis situation in the health sector. reporter: it is appealing to the government of angola to take its people's health more seriously. now she is more worried than ever about the health of her son. brent: javier is here now with business news. global oil prices are not going up anytime soon.
countries like angola are going to have to continue to deal with this. javier: it seems like we'll be taken a look at the recent developments, it has once again warned of a continued oversupply of oil. that dragged oil prices down after the recovery had seen in recent weeks. they know if they do not reduce production, the price will stay low. many thought a meeting with lead to an agreement to tackle the problem, but hopes are now fading away. reporter: profit margins on crude oil are becoming thinner by the day. the price is so low that it barely now covers the cost of production. supplies remain high and demand is stubbornly low. some opec members want to hold talks to reduce prices without cutting back on volumes. >> they would like to have a
very height market share. this is the intention by the u.s., by russia, and this is why the power of opec is very limited and it is increasing. reporter: low prices are the natural consequence. in 2014 a cost more than $100. that it tumbled, eventually dropping below $30 last you and your a good since then it is risen again but is currently below $50. observers do not expect prices to get much higher. the international energy agency in paris says supply will outstrip demand until at least the middle of next year. javier: let's the suspect. -- let's dip deeper into the subject. is it bad enough for these countries to start doing something about it? jens: there is always talk but
no action. what we see again and again is there is no discipline. nobody really expects any big changes when it comes to the next opec meeting. we should also not forget it is not just about supply and demand. also the u.s. dollar is a factor in the lower price for oil. pwe see that again and again. if the dollar is lower, that supports oil prices. if the dollar is higher, that puts pressure. that is what we are seeing at the moment. javier: usually when the oil prices are low, some companies profit from it. jens: actually airlines also treated quite a bit lower in tuesday's session. you will see or read some commentary saying it is the low price of oil that puts pressure on the stocks here at wall
street, but that probably cannot be the only reason. pretty much all summer long we had a quite easy-going, not big changes on the stock market. we kept, more or less, our record levels. but now historically the month of september is the worst month for the stock market. so far that proves to be true. we do need some dynamics from somewhere but goldman sachs was just out and saying overall profits do not look that strong, economic data is mixed. in that environment, overall, it seems like wall street is selling more into the recent activities. javier: we will see how that goes on. thank you very much for the latest. the famous diesel-gate scandal is celebrating its first anniversary. investigations are still ongoing but the two questions -- how
could this happen and who is to blame -- are still unanswered. they could have done more to clarify the case. the blame game goes on. reporter: members of the european parliament are demanding that the omissions scandal gets cleared up as soon as possible. tuesday's sitting considered limitary findings of the probe into the shortcoming in you law that made the scandal possible. they left many questions unanswered. >> why did it take so long to develop this new emissions test? in 2010 they said it would take roughly two years for this technical exercise to develop. we all knew -- we all know it took many more years and that is something that we have to dig in as well. reporter: the investigators make serious allegations against the
european but the commission is blaming member states. they say they are responsible for implementing and enforcing the law. >> we face the current situation because of the lenient enforcement and weak market surveillance. he proposed to change this and enforce the current system. mutual control between member states, together with eu penalties, is crucial for overcoming the problems we are facing today. reporter: european commission is now weighing disciplinary action against states that do not enforce environmental regulations effectively. final results are due next march. let's hope they shed light on how devices remained undetected for so long. javier: if donald trump wins the presidential election in november, the u.s. economy could take a big hit.
it could beat one trillion dollars is smaller than otherwise expected in 2021. that is what researchers calculated. they say his protectionist policies and tax cuts could have adverse consequences. he could undermine the -- they describes itself as an independent global advisory firm. we will see if they use those numbers in the campaign. brent: an expensive of all it would be. thank you for watching everyone. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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