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sarah: the deadly shooting of a black man at the hands of police sparks a wave of anger in the u.s. state of north carolina. >> the video does not give me absolute definitive visual evidence that that would confirm that a person is pointing the gun. sarah: but that video he mentions will not be made public. we will cross live to the u.s. where people want to know why so many black men are dying at the
hands of officers. also coming up, syria is up in flames after having -- heavy bombing hits the city of aleppo. teams on the ground are scrambling to find victims as diplomats in new york daily blame game as to who is responsible for the collapse of the cease-fire. and europe's former top antitrust chief lands of hot water after she ran an offshore company in the bahamas while in office and neglected to tell anyone. ♪ sarah: thank you for joining us. in the united states, a wave of anger over yet another shooting of a black man at the hands of police has prompted a second night of unrest in charlotte, north carolina. police originally said that
keith scott had a handgun and was posing a threat before he was killed by an officer. now the city's police chief has said the video footage does not definitively support that version of events. he has said the video will be shown to the scott family but not immediately made available to the public. reporter: city officials are urging people to let police finish their investigation. video footage of the incident is being evaluated in will be shown to the victims family but not released to the public anytime soon. the police chief said the video does not resolve the key question. >> the video does not give me absolute, definitive visual evidence that would confirm that a person is pointing a gun. i did not see that in the videos i reviewed. so, when i can tell you is we are taking in the totality of
the other evidence, and it supports the situation that we gave that led to the death of mr. scott. reporter: that is not likely to calm tempers in charlotte. this was the scene late wednesday when police clash with protesters. please arrested 44 persons, one was shot and seriously wounded. the officials declared a state of emergency in mobilized the national guard to help police restore order. several major employers urged other workers to avoid downtown charlotte until bestie of emergency is lifted. sarah: let's go now to our washington studio to speak with jessica pierce. we just want to hear from you, what do you make of what is going on in charlotte? jessica: it is a reflection of
what is happening across this country right now. we are literally in a state of rage come a state of emergency when it comes to black people right now. it is telling us that, as a black person in this country, i cannot read a book, i cannot walk in my apartment, i cannot reach for my id, i cannot play on playgrounds, i cannot play with toys come i cannot sit on a quarter of a street. literally what we are seeing on street right now is a reflection of what black people fear, which is we are literally carrying a fear of dying every single day. we are seeing in charlotte is that people have had enough. sarah: some of the issues being raised our accountability with the police force. what are you calling for on those fronts? jessica: we are calling for a complete overhaul around these issues. one, we need information when it
comes to police virus -- violence, especially police involved deaths, we cannot even get the information a lot of times. they will eventually release the footage in this case to the family. they are using very loose, very broad and vague terms. we need to make sure also that due process is occurring in every single case. beyond that we need larger reform. what we are seeing now is what is happening in state legislators is that they are passing blue lives matter bills to put -- protect police officers, even though police officers are not even in the top 10 most dangerous careers. more black people are getting killed and we are not seeing any protection for black people. there has not been the same legislation when it comes to critical -- criminal justice reform. sarah: you are calling for some constructive solutions. how can those solutions be found if protesters react to the police violence with violence of their own?
howdy respond to the criticism of the protesters response? jessica: i would really pause and hesitate about criticism and ask folks why to be critical -- what i am seeing is not just that protesters are being violent with that police are increasing in violence and their presence. i'm talking about situations including even basic safety. we had a protester down with friends in charlotte within a wheelchair and could not get out of the way of police officers moving towards them. what we are talking about right now is, yes, there is violence happening but it is not a protesters were being violence. the police are inciting this violence, this pressure. we always worked to make sure they are focused on policy reform, conversations. but we cannot have conversations with people who do not see us as human beings, because that is not what i'm seeing.
how my supposed to be nonviolent, how my supposed to be unarmed when what you find is -- as violent is my skin color? sarah: thank you very much for speaking with us. let's turn to some other news. syria is burning after warplanes struck the city of aleppo, sending entire areas up in flames. activists say is -- it is the most intense bombardment in months. the syrian president has come forward with new denials about the situation in his country. in new york, efforts to provide a failed truce arc riding on one day after the u.s. and russia clashed over who is responsible for violating the cease-fire. reporter: suffering without end. more airstrikes on aleppo have lit -- left at least 45 dead and more misery on a desperate situation. the cease-fire ended on monday after an attack on a
humanitarian convoy bound for aleppo. the u.s. blames russia and john kerry also strongly condemns syrians bombing of civilian buildings. but the president responded with a bullish attitude. he criticized the u.s. and rejected claims that hospitals were being attacked and destroyed. >> the white house was accusing syria and russia. whatever they said has no credibility whatsoever. they are just lies. reporter: assad blamed the levels. they called for all military art crafted to be grounded. -- aircraft to be grounded. while u.s. says he talks can resume in weeks, those on the ground can only hope for a cease-fire in more aid to get through. some has its mate -- some has made its way to the outskirts of damascus with more soon to follow. sarah: four more we are joined
by a visiting fellow at the german foreign-policy think tank s.u.p. here in berlin. we heard a little bit there about a you that food aid is waiting to get into aleppo, that it will expire on monday. do you see a chance of the situation being stabilize before then in order to allow the deliveries through? >> not really. today we have seen some of the heaviest russian and syrian bombing over aleppo. russia and syria play a cap and mouse game -- a cat and mouse game. one step backwards, two steps forward. they might get one or two food: boys and -- food convoys in.
starvation policy suits them, why change it? they might get one or two deliveries but that is it. sarah: the syrian president gave a rare interview with a western journalist. he spoke in english. the fact he gave that interview now, what do you think that says about the situation? >> they love to project confidence. i remember in the final days of saddam hussein he gave several interviews the u.s. media and the projected full confidence even know he was about to fall. projecting confidence is an essential trait of dictators and in this case, we have a very bloody to skater -- bloody dictator. he was to project he is winning, things are in his favor, and part of the psychological warfare. we have to remember two things a bout this regime.
their masters of the session. sarah: -- they are masters of deception. sarah: what you think the u.n. can hope to achieve? we have seen some very sharp rhetoric this week, sharp accusations. can the consensus gap be closed? >> it is hopeless. something that is certain out of the syrian conflict is the hopelessness of united nations. what has the united nations achieved? how much are they getting and what value are they giving the world for the money they are receiving? very little. if anything, they have been indirectly linked to the
starvation policy. sarah: john kerry, u.s. secretary of state, warning that the situation is worsening, not only in syria across the region. is that a fear you also share? >> syria is at the heart of the instability in the middle east. but his words ring hollow because it would mean an emperor without close. since the american -- without clothes. since the american withdrawal, given the greenlight light, look, we're not going to touch you. sarah: thank you. we appreciate it. police have arrested four suspected human traffickers after a migrant vote sunk in the mediterranean was a.
more than 150 people have been rescued but officials fear hundreds more have died. the bolt was headed towards -- the boat was headed towards italy. egypt has become a country for migrants. let's get a quick check now on more stories. the philippines president has said he will invite international investigators into a look into his controversial war on drugs. the president had earlier denounced the u.n. and the european union for its criticism of his crackdown. some 3000 people have been killed in police operations since he took office in may. candidates for georgia's parliament got into an on-air fistfight during a political talk show. candidates from the democratic movement and their rivals, the industrials, traded insults, but
it quickly escalated into a brawl. tensions are increasing as georgia gets closer to elections next month. they have rated the world's largest producer of viagra-type pills. they may be fake anti-impotence drug from ingredients sourced from china. they label them with popular brand names and sold them over the internet. police seized fake pills worth some 4 million euros. in italian government campaign to combat falling birthrate has been condemned again. this time for being racist. material read -- used to publicize the country's first time -- so-called fertility day shows a picture of white couples are presenting a good lifestyle above an image of a group of young, dark skinned people with the caption company to abandon. the health minister says she has
♪ sarah: welcome back. internet giant got loose says that hackers have stolen the personal information of some 500 million users. the companies of the leaked dates back to a massive security breakdown in late 2014. it is blaming what it calls a state-sponsored actor for the hack. they say there is still no evidence and they are still in yahoo's network. the stolen data may have included names, date of birth and past passwords. the company says the bank account information is not believed to have been compromised. it says it is contacting all affected users and is urging
people to urgently change their passwords. the top european official in charge of cracking down on corruption was herself to director of an offshore company in the bahamas. before eu commissioner acted -- the former eu commissioner acted in good faith. here's more on the ironic revelations. reporter: for a decade, her competition as competition commissioner made her one of europe's most powerful women. two is known for no-nonsense approach. >> those who are playing the game within europe have to follow the rules of europe. reporter: her targeted companies you felt were not transparent enough and handed out record fines to cartels. but documents that service on wednesday revealed she was listed as a director of a shell company that was headquartered in the bahamas.
something she never disclosed. >> to have money in the bahamas and not go public about it as the eu commissioner is a violation of the obligations of thoffi. reporter: now, her lawyer has confirmed that she was in fact a director of mint holdings limited. the eu code of conduct for commission -- forbids commissioners from engaging in other activity, but her legal team added she believed the company had been liquidated before she came into office. when she became competition commissioner, she stressed her own independence. tax havens like the bahamas have come under critical scrutiny in recent years. for some experts, the solution is clear -- cut them off from international tax flows.
countries that do not publicly list chair holders that refused to release records when they are thought by foreign tax agencies should not be allowed to make easy transfers of money across borders. reporter: the leaked documents point to other political figures as well and critics say they show tax havens -- like the bahamas to be a menace to the international tax system. sarah: the president of the european parliament has been in london for meetings with the british prime minister. she was meeting theresa may to discuss britain's negotiations about leaving the european union. ahead of the meaning, she said it was important for britain to leave before the european elections in may 2019. and the eu needs to quickly decide on what line to take with the u k. reporter: it is extremely
complicated. i can understand why the government in london is taking his time to develop a unified approach. but once britain has that unified approach, it is very important it is not met with on unified negotiating position from europe. that is why the 27 eu member states need to -- and this was one of the aims of the discussions in bratislava -- the 27 eu never states the two develop as unified a position as possible for the european union going into these investigations. sarah: that was the european parliamentresident speaking. boris johnson said that britain's official negotiations start early next year and may take less than the two years allowed. it is now time for business news. christoph is standing by with a big ruling. christoph: it is a staging
decision for the european union. eu members states are wrong to allow generous subsidies to play maker airbus to the detriment of u.s. rival boeing. they have called the ruling an important victory in an internional trade dispute and one which could cost airbus billions. reporter: it is theorld's largest trade dispute. bitter arguments over aircraft subsidies have been flying back and forth over the letter. on thursday, the wto sided with the u.s. april the eu had failed to bring in billions of dollars in subsidies to play maker airbus. 22 billion dollars to be precise, which the wto says causes american rival boeing to lose out on sales worth tens of billions of dollars. the boeing ceo called the decision a victory for fair trade worldwide and for u.s. aerospace workers in particular.
boeing claims that retaliatory duties against airbus could amount to $10 billion before any fines are imposed. the eu still can appeal the latest finding. that process is likely to take at least three months. christoph: for more on this let's bring in our financial correspondent yens quartet in new york. -- jens korte in new york. jens, what did investors make of it? jens: the stock of boeing went up by about 1%. what i am hearing over here is that this case is not close in my continued to drag on for many more years. this is probably not the end of this case. on top of it, there is also a similar accusation in the air
that boeing itself also received subsidies from the american government. if you look at the overall industry, chinese and russian companies are developing their own planes, probably also with a little help from the government. overall, it is a big topic with all these subsidies going on in the plane industry. christoph: equities posted strong gains in europe today. why are investors less enthusiastic on wall street? jens: first of all, when the federal reserve met on wednesday, we already had quite an increase in stock phrases -- stock prices. trading had already finished. it was still a pretty good reading here on thursday. the nasdaq reached a new all-time high.
one uncertainty for now is off the market, nothing will happen with interest rates at the next fed meeting in november. so we have time until december to help the move to the upside here on wall street. christoph: thank you. german economy minister has been in moscow for trade talks with president vladimir putin. he also met other russian ministers. hopes that trade relations between the countries will improve soon. business is suffering under sanctions and rust up for his role in the crimea conflict. business is definitely not booming. reporter: russia's economy is in crisis. he sanctions and pose result of the conflict in ukraine are not helping. but more than anything, it is
the plummeting price of oil that is to blame. it has caused large fluctuations the value of the ruble. the gdp chunk -- shrunk. trade with other countries has also taken a hit. last year, german exports to russia fell 26%. that is an even bigger drop than the year before. russian exports to germany also fell sharply. a comparison with the year 2012, when russian trade with germany was at its height, illustrates the point. back then it was worth 80 billion euros by 2015, that number had fallen to 52 billion. that has affected a range of sectors in germany. engineering, for example. but surprisingly, the number of german companies operating in russia have not fallen much. a sign of perhaps how important the russian market is for german business.
many industry leaders will be keeping a key eye on the visit to moscow. they're hoping for a sign that the countries are willing to be built is this ties. -- business ties. christoph: back to you, sarah. sarah: that is all that we have time for. we're going to leave you now with some of the spectacular images we have been getting in from the grand slam in china. enjoy. see you soon. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪
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