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>> this is dw news live from berlin. tonight, we know the name of the third suspect in saturday night's terror attack in london. british police say he was 22-year-old yousef zagba, a moroccan italian was briefly detained in italy last year. earlier today, people across britain observed a moment of silence to remember the seven people murdered in the attack. also coming up, qatar backs diplomacy as efforts are made to
ease the gulf region's worst crisis in years. qatar's neighbors accused of supporting extremism. nervous residents are stockpiling food aslan, sea -- as land, sea, and air routes are cut off. u.s. back forces recapture the city of raqqa, islamic state's last stronghold in syria, but turkey is concerned. we will go live to washington and istanbul to find out why. ♪ >> it is good to have you with us tonight. british police have named the third suspect in saturday's attack in london. he was 22-year-old yousef zagba, a moroccan italian. he was no stranger to law-enforcement. italy confirmed today that szaga
was briefly detained after trying to reach the so-called islamic state, and the italians say they informed british authorities. as the investigation moves forward, and entire country stopped today to remember the seven people who lost their lives saturday night. >> a gloomy silence falls over london. for exactly one minute, britain is frozen in stillness. shortly after, police release another alleged attacker's name, youssef zaghba, identified as a moroccan italian, believed to have been on the police radar.the other two have been identified as a libyan moroccan and a british citizen born in pakistan. one of them was known to
authorities. last year, he featured in this tv documentary, the j ihadis next-door, about islam is extremists -- islamist extremists. two others from his community tried to report him. one woman claims he tried to radicalize her children. these claims have left people angry and concerned. british prime minister theresa may is under pressure to provide a concrete antiterrorism plan. her critics blame her for cutting police numbers during her time as interior minister. may has turned the crisis in her favor, talking to ahead of elections -- tough ahead of elections, but not everyone is happy about that. >> i think it is pretty shocking really. what happened is a tragedy. really, we should not be using this to further a campaign.
>> it is disrespectful, isn't it, to a happened to people who die and were injured on saturday night. >> britain is now slowly moving past saturday's attack with eyes now set on thursday's election. top on the candidates's agenda, how to tackle the threat of terrorism. >> we want to get to london now, where our correspondent is standing by for us. good evening to you. we know that at least one of the suspected attackers was known to british police. one of them was even featured in a documentary about jihadis, which we just saw in that report. how with criticism are police facing tonight? -- how much criticism are police facing tonight? >> they are facing a lot of criticism because these were three attacks just one after another. we had an attack on westminster bridge, when we are, about two
months ago, and we had a big attack in manchester, where the bomb went off, and now london bridge. three where the attackers went under the radar of the police. we had british media reporting that one friend of one of the attackers or what acquaintance reported him to the police and there was no follow-up. that is what he said. there are tough questions to be answered. this is what theresa may has been raising in the election campaign now that we only have a few days until the election left. >> it is a very important point, isn't it? we have 48 hours basically until election day in britain. it is hard not to politicize the events, especially the events of the last several days. how is all of this affecting the campaign in the u.k.? >> i have to say i was surprised after the manchester attacks. security, i did not think, was
on top of the agenda. there were other issues being discussed. brexit is one of them.antisocial issues, health service also, but this has all shifted. it really is about the attack. theresa may has placed a a lot of criticism because she as home secretary was responsible when her conservative government had a lot of cuts, which is something the labour party is pointing the finger at. we have also had the london mayor, a labor politician, saying that if planned cuts go ahead of 400 million pounds that he could not guarantee the security of london. he is lasting into the conservative -- lashing into the conservative agenda. will it benefit jeremy corbyn, who is the opponent of theresa may from the labour party? that is really the question because he is not seen as a
strong man as far as security is concerned. he has been a lifelong peace activist. >> we will have to see how things play out. just two days to go until the general election in the u.k. our correspondent on the story for us from london. thank you very much. to paris now come over police are treating an incident outside notre dame cathedral this afternoon as a terrorist attack. officers shot and wounded a man after he attacked one of them with a hammer. a policeman and the suspect had been hospitalized. >> in this celphone foote by a stder, aole cer cabe seen whene a gun at a man lying motionless on the ground. moments before that, the man, armed with a hammer d kitchen knives, is saito have apoached three officers outside the notre dame cathedral d started hitting one ofhem with a hmer. onof the police officers
opened fe, wounding the assailan inside theothic landmark, some 900 vitors unare of whatas foldg outdeere loed i until the ar was declad safe. police instrted em to rais thr hands. one woman who was in the crowd recounted what happened. >> it was really scary, but i was very proud of how calm everyone was. no one knew what was happening. they initially announcedhings in frae and did not tell us much about it, but i think we did not know what was happening. they finally came out and ld us someonead been attking police with a hammer. >> the attacker and the police officer injured are in hospital. french authoriti have opened a terror cou group. >> as he was hitting the policema the attackers shouted, "it is for syria."
we do not know more for the moment. some people witnessed what happened and will be questioned. >> he said he assailant was carrying an identity card, describing him as a student from algeria. he appeared to have been acting alone. >> tonight, the foreign minister of qatar says his government is open to dialogue to resolve the crisis with its arab neighbors. yesterday, several of them, including saudi arabia, cut diplomatic ties, accusing the country of supporting extremism. doha denies that accusation and says in his fighting terrorists. >> the travelers face an uncertain wait. the line is long. those traveling to qatar do not know if they will make it to their destination. >> as you see, we are trying to
get refunds, but the problem is the logistics. if you want to re-book, how are you supposed to deal with the hotel booking, the rental car, the visa? only some of them are refundable. for sure i am affected. i hope they give me a refund. >saudi arabia's blocde now has the official blocking of the kingdoms ally, the united states. president donald trump has tweeted his support for the saudi king over qatar. he says the country and its allies are taking a hard line on terror and that qatar is behind the extremism and terrorism in the middle east. the blockade was announced yesterday by qatar's neighbors who have cut air, sea, and land routes. qatar is thinning largely alone. neighboring kuwait is willing to negotiate.
he wants a diplomatic deal t end the blockade. the government continues on all levels. our expectation and hope is for members of the gulf cooperation council to resolve this issue through negotiations and communication. travelers sleeping out at doha airport. saudi arabia and its allies are betting that the disruption this blockade causes will force a change in qatar's policies. >> dennis is a turkish german journalist who was arrested in turkey earlier this year on terrorism charges. he is one of more than 170 journalists currently being held in turkish prisons. that is the most of any country in the world. in a high-security prison close to istanbul now for more than 100 days.
our correspondent spoke to the only person from the outside allowed to see him, his wife. >> how is your husband doing? >> i was allowed to visit him this morning. dennis is in good shape physically. he makes a good impression. he gives me strength. not the other way around. but he is still being held in isolation. he has been sitting in solitary confinement for 100 days without any contact with his fellow prisoners. solitary confinement is a violation of human rights, and it can have long-term physical and emotional effects for those who experience it. >> any developments that make you hopeful? >> i just want the state prosecutors to act on constitutional principles and, for example, to finally bring a charge against my husband. i repeat, we want a fair trial
for my husband. we cannot hope for anything less. >> are you afraid of your husband becoming a pawn in the context of strain relations between germany and turkey? >> dennis always stressed that he does not want to be deported or exchanged for someone else. where to? he is a turkish citizen. you cannot be used as a bargaining chip or hostage. i want to stress again that my husband is someone who loves his work, especially reporting from istanbul. he is just a journalist and has carried out his profession with great dedication. >> that was the white of the
turkish german journalist who is being held in a turkish prison. she spoke exclusively to dw about her husband's incarceration. the first ever u.s. talked on saving the planet's oceans have begun in new york. among the topics on the agenda are corlaal bleaching, rising sea levels. the two day conference opened with a fijan traditional welcome ceremony. antonio guterres call on all member states to engage in dialogue, saying without this, the world's oceans will continue to deteriorate. no high-ranking u.s. officials are expected to attend the conference, but washington is expected to sign the final communique. you are watching dw news live from berlin. still to come, u.s. backed forces have launched an open to offensive to recapture raqqa, but turkey is concerned.
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>> they both need training, skills, innovation, and dedication. this is one game we cannot afford to lose. helping people help themselves. michael is zero anger -- my goal is zero anger. ♪ >> welcome back here with dw news live from berlin. british police have named the third suspected killer in saturday's terrorist attack on london as moroccan italian youssef zaghba. earlier today, people across the u.k. stopped for a minute of silence to remember the seven victims who lost their lives. another friend has opened in the battle against so-called islamic state. the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces have launched an offensive to recapture the
key city of raqqa. that is is's self-proclaimed capital in syria. the start of the offensive has raised concern. the operation is being led by kurdish fighters that the turkish government views as terrorists. >> raqqa a day after airstrikes by a u.s. led coalition in may. this footage was provided by so-called islamic state, which claim that many civilians have been killed and dozens more injured in the bombardment. in a statement, the u.s. military said it carried out 15 strikes on that day, destroying six fighting positions and three headquarters belonging to is. now, the long-awaited offensive to capture the city has been launched. >> today, we announcehe start of the great battle to liberate the city of raqqa, the capital of terrorists.
taking part in this historic battle are the people protection units, the limits protection units the revolutionary army,, and the kurdish front. >> the u.s. led coalition of 68 nations supports the syrian democratic forces. the sdf includes some syrian arabs, but a predominately consists of kurdish militia, known as the ypg. for turkey, that is a problem. anakara use them as terrorists and has condemned the u.s. for partnering with them. today was no different. this was turkish prime minister addressing deputies of the ruling party. >> as you know, the raqqa operation, which the united states carries out with terrorist elements in the area, is underway even though we have warned them many times. unfortunately, our ally and friend cooperated with terrorist groups thinking they can destroy one terrorist organization with another.
>> he also said ankara would retaliate immediately if the u.s. led operation in raqqa posed a threat to turkey. >> for more on this story, we are joined by the journalist in istanbul and why our washington correspondent. good evening to both of you. turkey is angered over u.s. support for the syrian kurds. now we have turkish president threatening to retaliate. what could retaliation look like? >> well, as you heard, the issue is a fundamental one. turkey thinks that the kurdish militia leading the assault against raqqa is the syrian branch of a terror group that turkey has been fighting for many decades. they believe the u.s. decision to arm the ypg could have severe
impact on turkey's ability to fight their homegrown terrorism. on the other hand, the u.s. views the ypg and pkk as distinct entities, which turkey disagrees with and says that is hypercritical and even a betrayal. turkey have bombarded the ypg in syria before. it has engaged in combat with them through syria. it is likely it may do so again, which could bring turkey into direct conflict with the u.s., which has special forces on the ground. >> let me pull in carsten. from where you are sitting, is that anything turkey could do that would make u.s. president trump change his policy
regarding arming the kurds? >> not really. i think the decision was made in early may to directly arm the mainly kurdish forces of the syrian democratic forces with guns and other equipment, including antitank guns, heavy machine guns, armored vehicles, and engineering equipment. so basically, that was in early may the signal that the offensive on raqqa would start soon and the kurds were the official partners of the americans in that operation. basically, that was clear. also, donald trump did not have much choices there because the americans have made it clear for some time that they see the kurds as the only efficient force that could succeed in taking raqqa without involvement of american ground forces in large numbers. now that the offensive has
started, the americans will not switch horses midstream. >> how important is retaking raqqa to the trump administration? >> it is very important for donald trump. he made fighting terrorism and defeating the so-called islamic state one of his core promises during his presidential campaign. still one of his most important topics. the only said he had a great plan to defeat isis. he never really show it. but he gave his generals freehand to step up operations that had already been started by his predecessor, barack obama. mainly bombing the islamic state from the air, sending so special forces, and using the kurds and arab militias as ground forces, but definitely under trump, these operations have been stepped up. taking raqqa would be a major
foreign-policy triumph for him. >> our correspondent in washington tonight and originalist from the stumble. to both of you, thank you very much. time for business news now. ben is here with an apple in his basket. >> apple is trying to surprise everyone with an old hat, basically. this will be a test of apple's ability to redefine markets. amazon and google have already taken over many people's living rooms, installing voice control speakers. apple chief executive tim cook reckons he can take that whole music experience to the next level, the home pod. check it out for yourself at the annual developers conference in california. >> for those who do not follow apple's every move, the hype
generated by an event like this may seem quite bizarre. the language used to describe apple's new release perhaps a little hyperbolic. >> a breakthrough hope speaker with amazing sound and incredible intelligence. it will reinvent home audio. >> the so-called home pod is a domestic assistant that can learn from its users behavior. -- user's behavior. here is how it looks. it is the primary marketed primarily for its ability to behave like a kind of musical connoisseur. >> if you think about irt siri in two ways, the home pod you everything my iphone and everything else around me, but she is turning into a musicologist. >> it is seen as a challenge to amazon and google home, which
together account for 94% of the u.s. and it's the market. apple is hoping to gain a large slice of the pie, but the price tag of $349 may not be music to everyone's ears. >> let's talk more about that home pod. if it costs twice the amount that is rivals do, is it twice as clever? >> well, apple with the home pod has a bit of a different approach if you compare it to the echo system from amazon, for instance. with amazon, you can also get connected to the retail empire that amazon built in the past couple years. for example, you can tell your echo system to buy more toilet paper, and it will do so. with apple, that does not work. the focus is more on music. if you look at the price, the most successful device in the u.s. from the experience is the
google system, and that sells for roughly $130. well, the home pod goes for $350. >> no one wants to run out of toilet paper, do they? what about wall street? investors do not seem to be overwhelmed. >> no, not really. well, this device is probably not going to be a game changer. you have to look at those assistants overall. it is a gadget. i talked to some people that say it is nice to impress your friends at a party, but they do not necessarily use it that much right now. amazon, for example, in the past couple of years has sold a total of roughly 7 million of those echoed devices. let's wait where it is whole thing goes, but it is not a game changer. the stock of apple did not really react in a big way.
>> nice to have. thank you. i have more business for you later on. >> thank you very much. here is a reminder of the top story we're following for you. british police have named the third suspected killer in the terrorist attack on london as moroccan italian youssef zaghba. earlier today, people across the u.k. stopped for a minute of silence to remember the seven victims who lost their lives. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. stick around for that. ♪ ♪
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