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might just do a. and germany and greece, the two countries at the heart of the euro crisis, and take there differences to the games. and sustainable development -- well, that is up in the air. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. be a turkish air force jet disappeared over the mediterranean sea. it is likely to worsen the already strained relations between the two countries. joining me to discuss the incident, a fellow from the washington institute. andrew, it's just coming in
this news. >> that's right. it confirms what we have been hearing all day. the jet went down near the syrian-turkish frontier. the two pilots are missing and supposedly were out to sea. this is the latest of a number of cross-border shootings which has raised tensions between the two countries. >> raised tensions. what do you think the prime minister will say now in response to that? >> he has several options. he can deal with it bilaterally, or he can ask nato for an article iv deal. that could set into motion the military elements, including the western countries. >> those of the ones that will be under public pressure. as the turkish public pressures
there government to react in some y. >> as i said, this is the latest in a number of cross-border shootings. they are trying to keep things diplomatically in place, but the united nations is having a hard time because the tensions between the u.s. and russia in dealing with this diplomatically, and this is one of those defects that could make this crisis much bigger. >> kofi annan has spoken about this. we keep hearing this from the americans at the united nations. do you think it might be an incident like this that pushes some kind of action into unforeseen -- unforeseeable consequences and syria? >> i think a show of force can trigger this or a series of massacres, and we have seen this within syria within the last week or so. horrific massacres. our long-term mission runs out next month. these are the types of things
that can trigger an intervention, even if western countries are reticent to do so and russia does not want it to happen. >> what can we expect over the next 24 hours or so to see how this plays out? >> watch what the turkish government says and what the syrian government says in response. if they are restrained, they're going to try to cool down. if not, it becomes a battle of wills. i think this could escalate, involve a lot of things closer to a conflict. >> thank you. very quickly, the turkish prime minister coming out with the news that the syrian military shot down that turkish plane. if you had the money, would you bet it on your right now? european ministers say they have no choice but to spend that money on it growth. even the german chancellor
agreed that austerity alone will not solve the euro debt crisis. >> the government believes there is little time to save the euro. on the streets, a transport strike to protest austerity measures. outside the city, the government invited the leaders of the four largest economies in the eurozone -- the italian prime minister, mario monti, wanted this government meeting to set the stage for a meeting next week. he wanted to reassure the markets. >> we all need it. it is a great project that has been successful until now. the hero is irreversible. >> the leaders agreed to a growth package, 130 billion euros. a package pushed by the french president francois blonde.
-- francois hollande. >> who would have thought even a week ago growth would be on the agenda? >> the four leaders also supported a tax on financial transactions, but the leaders of france, spain, and italy wanted more progress towards ideas of a banking union and the german chancellor resisted wider commitments. >> accountability and oversight go hand-in-hand. not just for me, but for all the taxpayers of europe. >> the rather awkward departure is perhaps best summed up. yes, the leaders agreed on a financial transactions tax and a growth package, but the big questions are what would happen if spain or italy really got into trouble? those issues have been left for another day.
this meeting was the head of calls for complete monetary union. at the moment, the four leaders can only agree on the smaller issues. bbc news. >> it is no secret that germany and greece have not had the easiest time coexisting in the eurozone lately. today, it was a rivalry on the football field. it was the quarter final match in the euro 2012. germany came out on top with a score of 4-2. >> this was a dominant performance by germany. the were the overwhelming favorites to win this match. both sets of fans mingling with each other. a very friendly atmosphere. when they got to the ground, it was all about the football. germany was far too good.
what is happening today? >> we were hoping that people would be scoring 0-0, and then both sides managed to score a goal. clearly, germany has a very good team. we have a team, but they are very homogeneous in a way. things did not work out as we planned. as he said, they managed to score goals. in the second half, we managed to have the psychological strength to manage to score a goal and make it even, but unfortunately, they played better than us. >> you have got to equalize them at that moment. they are going to spring another surprise. were you worried?
>> no, i don't think so. they scored the first goal. our team was very defensive. there were some good chances we did not make. i was very glad. now they are going to the semifinals. >> there are difficult economic problems. this was to give the nation sunday to celebrate. is that a disappointment for you? >> that is true, but at least there was a good push when he managed to beat russia and qualify. everybody thought we would only get one point. so, we managed to qualify. now it was a very good time for
us to manage to qualify again, but clearly, they played better than,". all the goals they managed to score, germany, up were very good goals. >> angela merkel was watching. was this a case of germany put increase in there place? >> no, i don't think so. our countries will get together and talk. football -- i don't think -- >> i will let you get back to the parti. thank you for joining us. germany are the victors today. >> did you love those pictures of angela merkel watching and
cheering her team on? tahrir square is hot, steamy, and crowded tonight where protesters are crowding the streets demanding results for the presidential election. many are muslim brotherhood supporters and they say they will not leave until their man is declared the winner. >> another day of protests in tahrir square. the winner of the election will not be the all-powerful president of old. the brotherhood believes there candidate has won. >> we will go home and leave tahrir square if our demands are observed, which includes muhammed mousi as president.
>> they criticized candidates for leaking early results, comments most people believe for aimed at the brotherhood. at a news conference, the muslim brotherhood candidate sounded perhaps more conciliatory. but there are worries that there will be a major clash with the military. >> they are the children of egypt. 1 we stand like this and speak, and sometimes it is right. other times, it is wrong. >> for the first time since the revolution, the brotherhood have forged an alliance with secular and liberal opposition forces, joining with activists like this, and whose face page helped inspire the uprising last year.
the former prime minister also claimed victory on sunday 9. he warned the brotherhood were trying to pressurize the election to declare the results in their favor. both parties have warned of dire consequences if their opponents win. egypt is divided. >> in afghanistan, after a dramatic 24-hour battle at a luxury hotel, the the taliban launched an assault on late thursday. they accused foreigners and wealthy afghan officials of acting immorally there. 50 civilians were among those who died.
republican is to meet and shake hands with queen elizabeth next week. the meeting is scheduled to take place at the cross border. after 10 agonizing weeks, the trial of aung san suu kyi -- anders breivik is over. now the norwegian justice system has to decide what to do with him. we have this report. >> on the final day of this trial, breivik was brought into court, knowing it was the last chance to convince the judges he is sane and can be held accountable for what he did and be sent to prison. he feared being declared instead a paranoid schizophrenic and been forced to have treatment in a secure psychiatric ward. his lawyer spent more than two
hours telling the court that what breivik did was the result of his extremist ideology, not because he was bill. to breivik those political enemies included teenagers attending a youth camp organized by the governing labor party. here, he methodically shot dead 67 people, simply because their party allows muslim migrants to settle in norway. breivik gave his final statement about the killings. the attacks on july 22, he said, or preventative a tax to protect the norwegian people. he said he committed a small barbarism to prevent a bigger barbarism. "i therefore demands," he said, "to be acquitted."
some here have themselves spoken movingly about their experiences, prompting cheers and applause inside the courtroom. >> what ever happens, we will never see him again. they will throw away the key. >> i hope i don't have to see his face and the papers or the television every day. that we can get some peace from him. i really hope so. >> all the anger and revulsion. is seen as the vast majority of people here still seem to think it was the right thing to do to hold the trial in this courtroom here, and open trial where breivik was given the chance to explain his actions. how painful that was for everyone. his trial over, breivik will have to wait until august before
the judges announce his fate. whether he will go to prison or a psychiatric ward. richard dalton -- galpin, bbc news. >> an extraordinary trial there in norway. home to natural beauty, and now it is the fight against militants raising alarm in mali. plenty of videos of viral on the internet, but now one of a boy in new york being bullied has raised alarm. >> tormented by teenagers. the video shows karen kline's plight. she is a bus monitor. but the children she is protecting turned on her. >> i wanted to punch them.
i really wanted to hit them. >> this abuse continued. this grandmother was reduced to tears. >> one that comment was particularly hurtful. >> you are of we. your kid is of we. you should commit suicide. >> the video with viral on youtube. and an outpouring of support come up with the money pouring in. >> it makes me feel great. >> the boys have apologized for the behavior, while the sixth grader who recorded the video had this to say. >> people record bullying every day on youtube. >> karen does not want to press
charges, but she does want to see the boys punished. the parents are reeling. >> they have begun harassing my family. >> and now a national dialogue in america about how to deal with bullying has taken on a new dynamic and the nation is confronting the problem of adults bullied by children. bbc news. >> there is growing international concern about the african nation of mali. after months, the nation from neighbors are pushing in troops to deal with the situation. the military situation -- islamist militants linked to a al-qaeda are pushing the
situation. >> timbuktu, famously remote, famously tolerant. a magnet for tourists. no more. the fighting and to al-qaeda has seized not just the town, but most of northern mali. the rules have changed abruptly. of public flogging for a man found drinking alcohol. no more tolerance. noticed the fairer skin man on the right. refugees from pakistan are pouring into the region. >> the jihad will not stop until we have spread sharia law into all of mali. >> there is the possibility of a new base for extremism just
south of the mediterranean drinking -- green alarm bells. >> al-qaeda is a cancer. it will grow and spread unless it is counter where it is found. >> to make matters worse, the turmoil has spread. it has already triggered a military coup in the capitol. now neighboring countries state mali is becoming a hub for regional terrorist groups. they are pushing to send troops to restore order. >> things have unraveled here with dizzying east. it may not be somalia or afghanistan, but it is in trouble. musician sum up the mood
of popular frustration. ,"his is everyone's fight they rap. >> i do not -- i think the only solution we have now is the military solution. >> in the meantime, more families issue statements from the chaos. >> sad, very sad. >> he is one of 300,000 people forced to flee there homes as an african success story implodes. bbc news. >> and some news just coming into this. paraguay has voted to impeach
the president. the president has described the vote as a parliamentary crew dressed up as a legal procedure. the senate voted to impeach the president by 39 votes to four. the u.n. summit on sustainable development is coming to a close in rio, leaving one question -- what exactly has achieved? the gathering of more than 100 world leaders is meant to charter a new path to development, to raise people out of poverty, and to protect the natural world. but there are few concrete outcomes, as david shukman reports. >> the summit has been an outlet for a huge range of interests. these people are worried about losing there lands -- their land.
>> mother earth is not for sale. >> negotiations were difficult and the conclusions were vague. >> the un secretary general told me the key test is whether the governments that signed up for the sustainable development will follow up. >> action, implementation. member states have good evidence. they have a solid outcome. and the transition will be the key to make this. >> one conclusion supports the so-called green economy, including renewable energy. another calls for protection of the high see. again, with no definite plan. a third urges action on a water supply, but there is nothing definite. >> they all came here. did not agree on anything. all these poor people that we work with, they have no food,
water, electricity. nothing happened that will make there lives any better. >> meaningful agreement was almost impossible. on top of that, europeans have been preoccupied with the euro crisis and many countries came here hoping for financial support that was never likely to happen. the result? all week outcome. [siren] were ledmmit vip's through the streets, but what difference will they make? i was led through. >> if you have the impression we are wasting time. once again, nothing is going to happen. >> this man is making a street garden. achieving something tangible on sustainable development while world leaders failed.
bbc news. >> one final note tonight. a book containing george washington's personal copy of the u.s. constitution has sold at an auction for $10 million. fierce competition drove the price to three times what experts anticipated. lucky for them. thank you for watching. have a great weekend. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. >> at shell, we believe the -- union bank. and shell. >> at shell, we believe the
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