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>> this is a dw news coming to you live from the berlin. the international community condemns russia's crackdown on anticorruption demonstrators. a demonstrator is jailed for organizing the protest that has swept russia. hundreds of protesters and we will go to moscow for the latest. and coming up turks living in germany are working on a referendum that could increase the powers of turkey's president . and civilians flee mosul as
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iraqi forces try to clear out the fighters from the so-called islamic state. we'll get a journalist view from the battlefield. ♪ >> i am sarah hartman. base are joining me. the u.s. and the eu have condemned the arrest of over 1000 anticorruption protesters across russia, calling on the kremlin to respect human rights. police detained demonstrators at peaceful rallies around the country. the biggest instruction demonstrations in russia for years. a court sentenced one of the protesters to 15 days in jail and a fine. 0 the driving force behind sunday's protest, opposition leader and top kremlin critic alexi nemanja.
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he arrived in court a day after his arrest. these people are calling for legal representation. navalny was fined and given a 15 day sentence. as police tried to tear down posters and maintain control, tens of thousands across the country took part in the biggest antigovernment demonstration in the years. hundreds were detained. navalny and his anticorruption foundation called for change. they say dmitry medvedev has far exceeded his salary. >> he got a billion dollars, no
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one understands how. we want to know where it came from. russia without putin chant protesters who turned out in mass from blood of ask of two st. petersburg. -- vladavaskav to st. petersburg. navalny supporters will have 15 days before they hear from him again. sara: tell us more about the people who took to the streets in protest on sunday. who are they? >> that was really the kind of interesting thing. when you take most protest here in the russian capital to get your standard makes of veterans and also opposition politicians who take to the streets but yesterday's protests were filled with students, university and high school students and even gradeschool needed. -- gradeschool students.
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navalny's campaign has struck a chord with the youngsters. those allegations he said against the prime minister was released on youtube. protesters seem to be more of the younger demographic. many university students attended the demonstration. sarash: for many of these young people, vladimir putin is the only president they have ever known. they are called generation putin. why does he have trouble connecting with them. >> have to realize vladimir putin enjoys high approval rating across the high spectrum of the russian population but we are looking at a country that has been dealing with years of recession.
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received a lot of anger building up over corruption that permeate the russian government. these accusations that alexi navalny are quite damaging that dmitry medvedev is worth a billion euros. that is a massive amount of money in russia. that is struck a chord with some of the younger generation. sarah: a massive amount of money in any country. how is the kremlin was bonding -- responding? >> up to this point they have not tried to sugarcoat it. the kremlin's main spokesperson said we saw yesterday were some of the largest protest to sweep across russia in recent memory but he also seemed to draw the
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legitimacy of the protest into question. he raised the idea that many of these units and children were paid to attend the demonstration. he had heard rumors that they were offered money if they were arrested. when journalists pressed him on the issues he said he only had facts to back it up, he did not name any of his sources. we know he has returned to the russian capital but up to this point he has stayed mum when it comes to the issue of the protest and the accusation that alexi navalny has raised against him. sarah: thank you very much. turkish citizens are in germany and have begun voting and referendum -- a referendum that could increase the powers of turkey's president. turks are deeply divided on the issue. tensions between turkey and germany rose when campaign
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rallies canceled. some turks in germany who were opposed to president erdogan's referendum said they were afraid of picking out because of a backlash from the turkish government. 0 these people oppose erdogan. many are afraid he's the on the record. >> we are being classified as terrorists were actively supporting the a in the referendum. reporter: such fears are not unfounded. at last month annual munich security conference, the head of turkey's intelligence service and is his german counterpart a list containing hundreds of addresses and phone numbers of people thought to be supporter of a turkish court -- turkish
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cleric, the man blamed for last year's coup. the government has begun contacting people on the list to warn them they are in turkey site. -- turkey's sights. >> these people need to be cautious because they could face harsh treatment if they travel to turkey or turkish territory. reporter: venturing into turkish consulates in germany where voting has been taking place could be dangerous. if anything goes awry there, german police could not st in. sarah: british police said they found no links between the london attacker khalid masood and the so-called islamic state. they said he was clearly interested in -- jihad.
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he office fatally stabbed a police officer before being shot dead. islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack. in mosul iraqis forces have closed in on islamic state in an attempt to capture a strategic moss. -- a strategic mosque. this strategic airstrike is causing more residents to flee the region. reporter: fleeing their home which is now a battlefield, these are desperate times for most mosul residents as ground fighting and airstrikes intensify in the city once again, more and more of them are being forced to leave. >> i lost my daughter, my wife was shot, my brother was killed. why should we stay?
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e-house fell enough. -- my son is about to die from hunger. there is no milk. reporter: this is what they have left behind, their homes, now serve as bunkers for the so-called islamic state fighters. the iraqi forces have renewed their offensive to flesh them out. troops on the ground are backed by firepower from the air. strikes that have also regarded -- resulted in heavy civilian hassle to. one of the targets is this a mosque where islamic leader al-baghdadi named his caliphate. capturing this would be a huge blow to the jihadist but with civilians all around, it is likely to be slow. sarah: joining me in the city is at the iraqi journalist messier
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-- a mere masoud he. -- amir, you are not able to embed intrusive this time, why? >> the situation in the western part of the city is more complicated than the ease part. i.s. has been shooting journalists and makes more action in the media. i.s. is using the smaller drones , hobbyist to drones they develop to send bombs ever the iraqi troops as they cannot guarantee our safety. that is 40 kilometers south of mosul, i saw the tragedy of some amylase -- some families, they lost their fathers, mothers, children, became alone.
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it is a quite complicated the tuition in -- complicated situation in mosul. sarah: what do the refugees >> they told us they could not have the access to the iraqi treat side because isis closed this corridor and if they try another area i.s. will shoot them. a woman told me that her husband is cold from a sniper because he tried to take his family away from the fire. sarah: civilian death are becoming increasingly concerning to the international community. amnesty international says that of civilians have been killed in airstrikes.
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they say islamic state is using people as human shields. nevertheless of this operation continue. >> it continues and it is going on and of course it is important to talk about the casualties but it is important to talk about the other kind of casual belt from i.s.. i.s. killed a lot of people, three or four days for the shoot over the market in the ease part of the witches liberated and people just trying to get up and begin their lives quite normal, they threw martyrs at them. there are casualties that noah talk about in the media. sarah: amir speaking to us about his visit to iraq. the british government has even northern ireland made political party more time to reach a deal.
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power-sharing talks in northern ireland are down on monday and if no agreement is, but his face of the prospect of a second snap election or direct rule from london. years after a democracy protest rock hong kong, advocates say they will face the charges. this comes one day after hong kong picked a new dating back leader -- beiijing-backed leader. she said she was not involved with the movement to prosecute the protesters. the white house says is that kushner, who serves a senior advisor role to the president volunteered to the to the congressional committee. you're watching dw news, still to come, and influential pro-israel lobby group meets in washington and gives is the sort of news is like to hear from
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u.s. vice president mike pence. we will look at how the trumpet and ration is trying to warm up relations with israel. -- trump administration is trying to warm up relations with israel.
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sarah: welcome back. you're watching dw news. russian opposition leader a navalny -- alexi navalny has been jailed for 15 days after leaving protest across russia. u.s. vice president mike pence has told influential pro-israel lobby group that president trump is considering moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv
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to jerusalem. this is an issue that has sat on the sidelines but now it looks like trial is wanting to -- looks like trump is lucky to warm up his relation with the israeli government. reporter: could trump be good for the jewish community? a new u.s. resident has been accused of every type of racism including anti-mechanism over summer right wing conservative u.s. jews, trump is a their man. greco-roman is at the director of a conservative the tank that permits u.s. interest in the middle east. some of trump's missteps, like a holocaust remembrance that is not mission -- you did not mention jews, he said -- >> it should not be political.
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it is an existential threat for the jewish community at home and abroad and to give that for political reasons is just wrong. to call him an anti-semi dilutes the meaning of the word. reporter: trump has been strong on israel issues. he is strong -- even the presence of a valve white nationalists like steve bannon in the cabinet cannot shake trump's leaders. this man is a outspoken israel supporter. he pointed to trump's jewish family members and his long history working with the new york jewish community to point to evidence of that trump is not anti-semitic. >> trump holds the warmest sentiments for the jewish people and israel in particular.
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reporter: going into estimates of them in the united date was concerning and trump needed to address it but he said he is no more than anyone what the dangers of white nationalism are and that is not the greatest threat to the community these days. >> he should be doing more but let's face it right now the principal threat to the world jewish community are coming from islamic extremist organization which have genocidal charters against jews. reporter: many are not convinced. after a fan of bomb threats against jewish communities, many are feeling uneasy about the new president. most of the community is left wing. at of the steps outside the con -- out of the conference, protesters gathered. sarah: tough times for the u.s. president. reporter: indeed tough time
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space donald trump. the u.s. president was suppod to make america great again by bringing manufacturing forward but the competition is fierce. it is not the made in the u.s. but the made in germany brand that is topped in international ranking. 43,000 can immersive get asked worldwide and they put germany in the top box for brands they trust. that's when it comes to quality and 80. despite the eu going through rocky times, products made in the eu are still rate third followed closely by stuff made in britain. the u.s. came in a place -- 8th place, dropping in popularity in the last few month's biggest mar which is only in 49 plays --
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49th place which is the last one on the global list. after brexit many companies have made in england will become a brand recognized for craftsmanship and high-quality. reporter: it may not be everyone's cup of tea but when it comes to tradition, wedgwood has a lot to be proud of. the british porcelain company's history dates back to hundred 58 years -- 259 years, and it is hoping to make even more of the made in england france after england -- made in england brand after they leave the european union. >> made in england now it is more important because that is where we are as a country. reporter: besides providing
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tableware to britain's royal family, wedgwood also gives tableware to the white house and the kremlin. >> in times of flux i think consumers go back to products that are being reliable. i think that is a positive thing when it comes back to that made in britain standard of confidence. reporter: for wedgwood it is not always been smooth sailing. changes in the high tea life file -- life style put pressure on the company. a decade ago it face and saw the. -- faced insolvency. sarah: all eyes on ivanka,
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donald trump's doctor has accepted an invitation from chanllor angela merkel on the empowerment of women. it will be the first daughter's first foreign trip. reporter: they have met before and even sat next to each other. ivanka trump's position at the table during angela merkel's recent trip to washington raised some eyebrows but left little doubt on what an important role she plays in her father's administration. it is a factor the german chancellor likely kept in mind when she was compiling the invitation list for the women's forum taking place in berlin in april. since her father's election, ivanka trump has barely -- rarely been are from his side. her background is in the fashion industry, having worked as a model she subsequently developed her own clothing and jewelry line.
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now she is one of her father's top advisers on women in the labor market. days after the news of that ivanka trump was to receive her on office at the white house, angela merkel they had recognized that fostering good ties with his daughter maybe one way of getting through to donald trump. sarah: let's find out more from our correspondent on wall street. ivanka trump, she seems to have more influence than expected. how do you see that, how much influence and that she had when it comes to the economic policies of her dad, donald trump? reporter: well, as far as we know, the president has listened to his daughter quite a bit and made some strong statements when it comes to equal treatment of women in the workplace. but if we look at the most pressing issues of health care
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and regulation of the financial industry, or -- her experience is limited in that area. sarah: when it comes into the markets behind you, investors seem to be skeptical about the performance of the u.s. president. patty see that? >> after the failure of the health care initiative on friday, there is quite some hesitation on wall street. if the president will have an easier or tougher time getting his plans through his own party. monday, it closed on the negative side for an eighth consecutive trading day. we have not had such a negative run in about six years but to be fair the market was on fire and
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we are only shy about 3% of a new record high. nothing dramatic happening at this point but the trump has certainly stalled at this point. sarah: thank you for your update from wall street. so much business for now. sarah: here in berlin, the -- these have made a spectacular heist at the boat a museum. they stole a coin valued at 4 million euros. it was commissioned in canada and is made of." . police say the disease entered the -- say the thieves broke into a bulletproof cabinet where the coin was on display. all kinds of records have been set using one's own head and now a 16-year-old boy from bosnia
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has had butted his way into the record books and quite possibly a concussion. kareem discovered -- destroyed 100 and 37 building blocks in three seconds. it looks like something of a miracle he came out unscathed. quick reminder of our top story at this hour, russian opposition leader alexi navalny has been jailed for 15 days for organizing anticorruption demonstrations in russia.
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