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to live and welcome from paris. it is 1:00 p.m. in the french capital. is -- is leaking out -- officials are saying the situation is on the verge of an explosion. in the meantime, as france agreed to accept 24,000 more refugees, the plight of minority communities is in the spotlight
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here in paris this tuesday. at least 12 turkish police officers have been killed in the bomb attacks on a minibus in an eastern province, coming amid a surge environment -- a surge of violence. a massive aerial campaign has been launched against the pkk militant group. to our top story, and the greek government and the u.n. refugee agency, brought in extra vessels to do with the 25,000 migrants. are saying the situation is on the verge of an explosion. in the meantime, another 7000 syrian refugees also turned up
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late monday in macedonia. this as the european commission juncker,, jean-claude has vowed to help in the migrant crisis. -- takinge been taken a land route through the balkans in recent weeks. >> 15,000 migrants and refugees on the greek island of lesbos, headed for the mainland. numbers are not decreasing, either. with around 1000 people with per day washing onshore of the island alone. this is the first leg of a grueling trek north, to the macedonia, where they can receive a transit permit valid for three days. next is serbia, from where they hope to enter the european union through hungary. budapest is trying to build a
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border to keep them out. the recent days have seen scuffles with police as hundreds of refugees refused to be corralled in camps. >> let us in. foreigners buying tickets westward over the weekend, allowing them to cross into austria, germany. chancellor angela merkel has an open door policy drawing praise from all quarters,. still determined to move on. around 800 people pushed into denmark on monday. many tried to dodge police seeking to register asylum claims. it is widely seen as more andoming toward migrants
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refugees. >> joining us from the island of lesbos is an australian volunteer who has been working with others to help those refugees as they arrive. the numbers are truly in the thousands. it must be an extraordinarily chaotic scene there right now. >> yes, chaos is an understatement. i think we have a huge number of boats that arrive every day on the coast where i am at the moment, along the beach and down the eastern side toward the port in lesbos. we are getting between 500 to 200-2000 arrivals each day. >> what are the conditions of people? >> many are on small rubber rafts, which are intentionally water, and they can
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hold 25 to 50 people. when they arrive, they are wet, many women and children on the verge of hypothermia. they are shaky. many are believed to have made it. they feel like they have come through a long journey and are understandably very emotional. but still, you can see the suffering that they are going through and that they are still coping with. >> given the extra ordinary high numbers that the island is dealing with, many are also sleeping outside each night. was athe moment, there camp recently, but it was closed due to political pressure. it was next to a school. there are camp's along the way. the refugees have to walk along the north of the island. along the way, there are some camps set up. inre are two main camps
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less most. the afghani camp is really bleak. the other camp was closed a week ago. there are some cams, but largely everyone is sleeping out in the open. ps, bute are some cam largely everyone is sleeping out in the open. the conditions are bleak. less most is a tourist location, so how are the tourists dealing with this influx of refugees? are verycals openhearted and welcoming. they are struggling, given the economic crisis, but they understand the humanitarian need they see that these are people who are just like them, in need of assistance from the wider international community. the locals and the refugees.
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there is a sense of camaraderie between the locals and the refugees in that respect. of course, because the situation has been ongoing for quite a tensions build and they release in terms of -- in bursts of anchor -- in bursts or violence among refugees. but many of the locals are very supportive and very welcoming. many havegiven up -- given up their shelters for volunteer use. the island has its main industry in tourism, and that has suffered slightly, but at the moment the tourists who come and up spending some of their time becoming volunteers and helping out, giving out food, giving out emergency blankets and water bottles to new arrivals. many who are seeing exactly what is happening here are really
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happy to get on board and help out. >> we are going to have to leave it there. thank you so much. >> you are welcome. thanks for your time. feiste: germany plus chant -- germany's ic vice chancellor -- or expect more than 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, 4 times the number of the 2014 figure. the flow of refugees from syria and iraq has indeed called the world's attention. here in paris, representatives of minority communities in the middle east have been telling u.n. representatives why they need help also. listen to what the french president, francois hollande, had to say at this morning's conference. francois hollande: whatever you decide here, france will support
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it. france wants to help put this plan together. but france also believes that the entire international community must take into consideration the gravity of what is happening in the middle east. i give my word, france will be by your side, for the middle east is about diversity, plurality, culture, about civilization, a way of looking at humanity as a whole. while its essence are threatened, there are no barriers. there are no barriers. there's only the essence of responsibility. annette: let's talk now with james andre. what else did the french leader had to say? frenchbasically the leader was saying now it is time to tackle the root causes of this migration. that this is indeed a shock to everyone, especially since this photo was published in turkey,
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the toddler found dead on a beach. now he says it is important to go further to protect these minorities. he outlined a three-point plan, one of them humanitarian aid to the community for displaced refugees inside and outside the war-torn countries. as well as a political plan. implementity to with ethniccieties, minorities inside syria and iraq. , the peopleiary responsible for the violent situations, they find themselves in front of a tribunal. some countries have yet to sign the rome treaty in order for those people who are responsible for the situation to be prosecuted.
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and at: an international plan of action is being drafted. what do you know about that plan? james: the plan is nonbinding prayer there are 60 delegations meeting in this building behind me. signs thisy that plan will be responsible for implementing it on its own basis. france has decided to make an effort, and there are measures -- for example, in northern iraq, iraq and kurdistan, france has decided to happily take a houses 7000 refugees. france wants to build two schools, a playground, develop basic infrastructure, and also for these infrastructure -- also for these refugees, that they will live a better life. we are expecting some announcements this afternoon. annette: james, thank you so much. and in other news, there has
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been a bomb attack on a turkish police minibus in eastern province, killing at least 12 police officers. the bombing came as turkish launched an attack against the pkk. 40 militants have been killed in those air raids. more than 50 turkish jets were involved in the six-hour operation. the operation comes after 16 turkish soldiers were killed in the turkish -- in the kurdish dominated area sunday, in an attack being blamed on the pkk. anti-pkk protests have been held in several turkish provinces. international affairs editor douglas herbert has more on how turkey is becoming increasingly preoccupied with the fight against the pkk. douglas: we had all the headlines coming out last month that finally had launched its first airstrikes against the islamic state targets with the
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coalition in northern syria. a lot was made. or had been a lot of heavy u.s. lobbying. we know about that, for about nine months per lots of turkish agitation. finally they were on board, so there was a lot of clapping -- lots of turkish hesitation. finally they were on board, so there was a lot of clapping in the headlines. turkey has been going after the islamic state group because that is a target. it all has its i on the so-called kurdish insurgency, sort of embodied by the pkk, the kurdistan workers party. beenis really what it has most concerned with. from the turkish perspective, it is not about going the narrow target of the islamic state group. they see a broader security in broglie out, if you will. there have been military operations that have been aiming at islamists, kurdish militants, and also leftist militants. it is much more collocated from
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the security perspective, from turkey's standpoint. the coalition really is just glad that turkey is a, helping in northern syria, even there it is complicated because when turkey is trying to strike the goals ise of to create a safe zone, which has not been officially signed off by the u.s. or the rest of the west. but it would presumably repel kurdish militants aligned with the pkk, the ones you are talking about, who are the targets of these strikes, and push them back and remove a perceived threat from them. very complicated for turkey, and you have those elections coming up, elections in which they want to restore its majority. annette: while president francois hollande has ruled out sending ground troops from france and britain, they are considering joining the us-led bombing range -- bombing raids
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on the jihadists in syria. david cameron is facing questions on the decision to carry out a drone strike in syria which killed two islamic state jihadists. month in thet first ever targeted u.k. drone attacks. the prime minister says the act of self-defense was lawful, despite mp's previously ruling militaryame -- u.k. action in syria. a reminder of what is making headlines this hour. greece is seeking out you and help to do with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island of lesbos with officials saying the area is on the verge of an explosion. the plight of minority communities in the middle east are in the spotlight. at least 12 turkish police
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officers killed in a bomb attack on a minibus in the eastern province is coming amid a surge warplanese, turkish launching a massive aerial campaign against the militant group. i am joined in the studio by stephen carroll. hello, stephen. talking about the man who is being described as the best loss in the world. i would like to meet him. stephen: it is a credit card processing firm based in seattle in washington state. the headlines earlier this year, he was going to raise the minimum salary for the 120 tople working at the company 70 that -- to $70,000 a year. it, he put profit back into salaries. we spoke to france 24 about why he decided to take this step. >> we are so passionate about
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helping this businesses that the staff is continuing to sacrifice, work extra hours, anything to help our clients. but they got way out of balance where they were not being paid. problem, which is the gap between what it costs to make the basic ends meet, like housing, and income, there is a continuing tension there, where the cost of living is going up and incomes are not rising with it. there is also an increasing inequality. these independent businesses -- what i realized is, they really depend on a strong middle class because in the united states, big business walmart -- when people's income does not go down, when there is a recession, walmart does not struggle because those are necessities. but are you going to go to the specialty shop, or that wonderful independent cheese business? those are the businesses that struggle. i realized by contributing to income inequality, i was hurting the businesses that i set out to help.
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stephen: is this a practical move? it worked for your company, but is it practical for all companies? dan: what every single company can do is ask themselves, do they care about income inequality? if so, what can they do about it? i got an e-mail from a ceo that said i cannot afford a single penny of raises, but i will work so hard to invest in my team so they can create more value to the company. i will pass that on to them. that ceo is doing just as much as i am to solve the problem, and that is the mandate that every single company can follow has asked themselves, and every person out there, even if you do not own a company, you can encourage her boss and be a source of inspiration. ask,nk what you can do is what is it that you care about in life, anti-those into your work every day. if you make that connection, we can make a big dent in this problem and shift the tide on income inequality.
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stephen: to china next. as a graphic and drop in imports last month, adding to the worries over the fate of the world's second-largest economy. the value of goods being imported into china in august fell by almost 14%, while exports fell by over 5%. the latest in the series of economic data showing a slowdown in china. let's check with what is happening on the markets in europe this lunchtime. the european market trading up, significant gains on some of the markets. investors suggesting the growth in the eurozone is stronger than previously thought in the last quarter, and 0.4%. -- oneone of the company of the company's booking the rend -- to germany next, where more than
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80 flights have been canceled because of a strike by pilots. they are disputing pay and benefits. our correspondent has details. >> deadlock once again. for the 13th time in the last year and a half, a loose tons of pilots union -- a left anza -- lufthansa pilots union has walked off the job. wednesday, hundreds of flights will stay grounded. the pilots union blames senior directors at loose tons a -- at lift anza for failing in talks this week. lufthansa does not budge, and we will decide this in the future. doug: germanwings pilots say they are willing to raise the retirement age from 55 to 60.
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they will only agree to go back to the negotiating table if the airline stops hiring staff on non-german contracts. lufthansa says it is time for their pilots to do the same. >> we are determined we are going to take all measures to take responsibility in the situation. the union could have taken up negotiations with us. strike action has cost the airline someone hundred million euros since the start of the year. uber says it has raised $1.2 billion to expand its car hailing app in china. the company already operates in 11 chinese cities and is hoping to expand that to 100 in the next year. the ceo says chinese customers are taking about one million uber trips per day, and the company creates 100 jobs a month
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in the country. annette: that is stephen carroll with the day's business news. time now for the press review. time to take a look at what is making headlines around the world. joining me here in the studio is flo. the papers are still focusing on the europeanrisis, commission set to propose national quotas to relocate someone hundred 20,000 asylum-seekers. flo: the proposal is expected to come out tomorrow. let's look at this belgian paper -- they sum up the situation quite well. europe is essentially doing the math. germany is expected to take in about 31,000 refugees, and france, more than 24,000. the french president, francois hollande, mentioned this in his press conference yesterday. his autumn press conference is
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getting a lot of attention in the french media. the communist paper comes back on his announcement, and essentially he said it is a duty for france to welcome these refugees. ,hey words for the migrants that he is making a small gesture. if you look at the right wing press, they have a different take on things. "this is an irreversible mistake. it is a slippery slope that will quickly turn into a downward spiral pick up how many economic migrants will take advantage of the situation to just slip into the country? and he says, "be careful, just is th this is just the beginninr annett." and atco the number of ref -- new net:
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flo: this is the beginning of a long march. western nations need to get ready for an even bigger exodus. why is this? the open-door policy that we are starting to see in many european countries, this welcome mat that is being put out on europe's doorstep -- this is being heard in several countries, first and foremost in syria. syrians are hearing the message, and many will now come to europe. a net: a lot of papers are saying this is not solely a european crisis, that it is other countries that need to take in their fair share of refugees. flo: lots are focusing on what the united states is doing. an article in "the daily beast" points out that about 1000 refugees have been resettled in the united states. this article says that is not enough. you can see thousands drowned trying to reach freedom. where is the united states cap ?
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this article says the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world is just a news clip. staying with this publication, they also look at what the middle east is doing. this is an article that came out a couple of days ago that is getting attention online. they are talking about how the middle east needs to take care of its own refugees, in particular saudi arabia and the gulf states. this article has an interesting map that basically shows the numbers of syrian refugees being taken in by countries in the middle east. countries like lebanon, jordan, turkey, iraq, and egypt have taken in millions of syrian refugees, and if you look at the figure for saudi arabia, kuwait, qatar, and the united arab emirates, that figure is zero. these countries have defended themselves, saying they are helping in other ways, through financial help, etc. but they are drawing a lot of criticism. you can see how the blame game has begun. they are critical of the arab
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league today, saying that they have not made the refugee crisis a priority. annette: let's move onto a big story occurring in the british press, with prime minister david cameron concerned that his wa
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