an ambitious plan, but one that is so far down to earth . you are watching "life from paris -- "live from paris," bringing you all the international news. john kerry says it is critical to hold all the violence in the thele east -- to halt all violence in the middle east. meanwhile, there has been another stabbing. a record number of migrants have
crossed into slovenia in the past 24 hours, some 13,000 people arriving in the last day alone, and thousands more are expected to flood in this thursday. hillary clinton is set for a grilling on thursday over the attack on the compound in benghazi. she will be up before the house select committee. all eyes will be on what this could mean for her campaign -- presidential campaign. plenty more coming up for you. air france workers are back at the negotiating table, trying to work out a deal that will avoid thousands of job losses. core is roman fighting back. the latest comic book featuring a character inspired by the founder of wikileaks, julian assange.
first, u.s. secretary of state john kerry has said that it is critical to halt all violence in the middle east. he is holding talks with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu this thursday. he also was joined by president mahmoud abbas. kerry and netanyahu speaking just before their talks this morning. secretary -- netanyahu: there is no question that this wave of violence is driven by a incitement -- by incitement. we have to stop incitement.
i think it is time the international community told -- stops president abbas. today, you and i can really reach into that process and conversation. secretary kerry: i talked to the king yesterday. i talked to president abbas. i believe people want this. so, let's go to work and see what we can do. catherine: let's get more on the talks now with our correspondent in berlin. it did not seem like any real breakthrough is on the -- is on course for these talks today. reporter: no hope really to be inspired there. u.s. secretary of state john kerry arrived in berlin this morning to meet with benjamin netanyahu in an attempt to try and work towards the fueling tension -- towards the fueling
-- towards defueling tension. kerry and netanyahu stood together and called for an end to the violence and to incitement. whilst kerry was careful not to point the finger at any side and quite hopeful that there could be a positive outcome in today's talks. strong,etanyahu have a if sometimes difficult, working relationship, and know each other well. it did seem unlikely that netanyahu will be softening in his stance, as we heard, pointing the finger of blame squarely at abbas, calling on the palestinian leader to stop spreading lies about israel, and saying that the international community must help stop the incitement. it looks unlikely that netanyahu will be softening in his stance.
catherine: we are just hearing news that the german foreign minister says it is unrealistic to expect netanyahu to announce any change of policy while he is in europe. let's talk about the diplomatic context. why are these talks taking place in germany? jessica: it is significant that netanyahu has come to germany. germany is arguably israel's strongest ally in europe. this has a lot to do with history. germany having accepted responsibility for the holocaust means any german leader is committed to defending israel's right to exist and israel's right to defend itself, which often makes it quite difficult for angela merkel to tread quite a difficult line between not wanting to be seen as too critical of israel, but also condemning the current issues in the middle east and the current actions taken by the israeli
government. benjamin netanyahu did meet with angela merkel last night. he has, as we just saw now, with words for the --der, underline that underlining that both sides must work together to de-escalate the violence. the german foreign minister is also meeting with the israeli prime minister. there is little hope there will be a positive outcome. catherine: thanks very much, jessica saltz, our correspondent in berlin. slovenia has reported that a record number of migrants, some 13,000, have crossed into the country in the past 24 hours, the largest number of people arriving in an eastern european country in a single day since the start of the current migration crisis. officials say that thousands more are set to arrive this thursday. more than 34,000 people have
crossed there since saturday. the government of slovenia is asking for help from the eu. large crowds of migrants started flooding into the country as an alternative route into the eu since hungary closed off its border with croatia. hillary clinton is set for a real grilling from republicans this is a -- this thursday. she is up before the house select committee, investigating the attack on the compound in benghazi in 2012. that attack led to the death of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. hillary clinton as secretary of state facing allegations that she misled the public about what happened. let's get more from our chief foreign affairs editor, rob parsons. what are they going to focus on? rob: the key moments before, during, and after the attack.
they want to focus on what responsibility, if any, hillary clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, had for the security in benghazi. why was there no response to the u.s. ambassador's call in libya for enhanced security? why was no decision taken to remove the consulate from benghazi when others were removing their consulates? there was an attack on a convoy involving the british ambassador. that appeared to have been ignored as well. why wasn't more done to prevent the attack on the annex following the first attack on the u.s. consulate? these are the sort of questions she will get a real grilling on. , i will respond by saying did respond well in advance for heightened security. i launched an effort to improve security at all u.s. foreign posts. as for the particular security at the benghazi six consulate --
at the benghazi consulate, she will say that was not my responsibility, i delegated that. that is certainly likely to be her line of defense. catherine: clinton is in campaign mode, running to become the next president. how much of a threat is this hearing to her bed? -- bid? does come at a bad time for her. the constant criticism she has been getting over the use of private e-mail to send work related, state department e-mails -- part of the problem with that is not so much she did that, but refused to acknowledge it. a lot of people feel that the republicans have gone a bit too far with it. there have already been seven committee investigations since the invents -- events in
benghazi. none of these inquiries have found anything wrong with her conduct during the events of benghazi, but there is a feeling, too, that perhaps the republicans are guilty of a witchhunt here. that may play on her favor -- in her favorite. catherine: we will have to see how that house committee hearing comes -- goes. a bit of a boost for hillary clinton in her run for the white house -- u.s. vice president joe biden has announced he won't he running for the top job -- he won't be running for the top job. he said he won't be pursuing his presidential ambitions. staying in the u.s., the republican, paul ryan, has moved closer toward becoming the next speaker of the house. representative ryan has the support of most if not all of the influential freedom caucus.
that is vital for him to secure the job. however, he still needs to meet with other republican groups in congress to take the influential speaker's role. after spending three precious days together, the reunion is over for a group of korean families who had been split for decades between north and south. emotions were running high as they said their goodbyes. thishe elderly koreans, could well be the last time they see their loved ones. reporter: there were pictures taken, childish games between brothers and sisters, but mostly a lot of tears. these siblings were separated by the korean war when they were in their 20's. setting eyes on each other again in old age. like them, some families were reunited after six decades apart, while others were meeting for the very first time, but all
had one common hope -- >> don't say you are going to die. we will meet again. we will. don't worry. >> we will meet again when our countries are unified. that's my wish. reporter: it was a great feeling when we were first reunited, but i'm very sad now. the reunion was short-lived, giving just three days to catch up on the lifetime. the family members from the north and the south had just handful of hour-long meetings under careful supervision. despite the frustration, the experience was powerful and extremely emotional, one many koreans on both sides of the border are still hoping for. since the creation of the lottery, only about 4000 have had the chance to meet their families, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity making the goodbyes even more heart-wrenching. as north koreans got on the bus
to remove home, both sides new -- knew they were probably seeing and touching their loved ones for the very last time. catherine: a teacher has been killed and two school pupils injured in an attack in sweden. the attacker was shot and killed by police. sweden's place in second-largest city. and 15.red are aged 11 that developing story in sweden. we will update you on that. more information coming from that terrible situation there. president jacob zuma is to meet with students and present -- and universities amidst a wave of violence. -- firedred stun gun grenades at students.
s.r reporter report reporter: breaking through south africa's parliament gates, hundreds of students protesting rising university fees. chaos erected around the building during a speech given by the country's finance minister. security guards were called in to remove the several hundred strong group, but it was no easy feat. stun grenades exploded and scuffles broke out between the security personnel and the young crowd. for many, it wasn't the first time they have taken to the streets to get their voices heard. >> there is no perfect time for a protest. when is the perfect time? >> education has now a monetary price. because of our historical legacy, it means many people [inaudible] majorer: universities in
cities, including cape town, johannesburg, and pretoria, has halted lectures during several days of protests against the feeeases, which -- against increases, which differ from one university to another. catherine: john kerry has said it is critical to halt all violence in the middle east after talks with benjamin netanyahu in berlin. meanwhile, another stabbing in israel. two palestinians attacked an israeli man. a record number of migrants have crossed into slovenia in the past 24 hours. some 13,000 people arriving there in the last day alone and thousands more expected to flood in this thursday. hillary clinton is set for a grilling this thursday over the attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi. she will be up before the house select committee. all eyes are on what it could mean for her presidential
campaign. it is time for latest business news. stephen carroll is with me for that. you are starting off with a hot topic, the latest on the industrial dispute at air france. staff and management around the table for the first time since the violent clashes with soft earlier this month. they are continuing with plans -- since the violent clashes we saw earlier this month. they are continuing with plans to cut jobs. a deadlock, but a return to discussions for air france and its workers. majoreting will discuss restructuring of the airline, in particular the 2900 jobs under threat. earlier this month, the carrier announced cost-cutting plans in the face of deepening cost -- competition. pilots rejected a proposal to
make them work longer hours for the same pay. stafff the cuts affect working on the ground. the union leader says both the pilots and management should now be more realistic in their demands. each time the company does this, it weakens rather than strengthens it, so they must return to the negotiating table, in particular to discussions with the national union of pilots, because those who work on the ground are making these efforts. reporter: thursday's meeting is the first works council since earlier in the month. forced toors were escape protesting workers without their shirts. successful --ere if negotiations were successful, the next round in 2017 could be avoided. management could cut a further 5000 jobs next year if a second
wave of the cost-cutting plan goes ahead. air france has said the end of january is the deadline to conclude negotiations. stephen: let's take a look at what's happening on the market. european shares trading pretty flat. lots of company news. one advertising firm has shares down over 9% after warning it was seeing an abnormal number of its clients cutting their spending on ads. the big question on the markets today, with -- what will super next?do mario draghi will be assessing his bond buying program aimed at shoring up the euro zone economy. the main problems, the strength of the euro and the eurozone falling back into deflation. earlier, we asked one trader what he thinks will come out of
the meeting. the market is expecting some sort of quantitative easing today, but i think what will happen -- druaghi is going to maintain his stance. he will say, ok, there will be more quantitative easing on the way, perhaps not today. if we look at economic data within the eurozone, industrial production, pmi surveys -- this is saying, ok, eurozone economy is picking up steam. credit availability is there. why shouldn't mario draghi increase -- why should mario draghi increase quantitative easing? stephen: more headlines. ebay has shown there is life after paypal. it reported better-than-expected results in its first financial reports since it spun off the
payments service into a company -- into a separate company. the operator of the channel -- says services have been disrupted by migrants trying to get through the u.k., trespassing on the tracks near calais. the price of taxi licenses in new york have fallen by around half $1 million because of the rise of -- by around $500,000 because of the rise of services like uber. finally, the story of one woman who still loves working, even though she is 100 years old. she works six days a week. she has no intention of retiring. she has some strong views on the subject. many think that 75 is a reasonable age to retire if a person has health issues.
let's take a listen. >> i'm still here. you never know how long i'm going to work, but i will keep going. too many old people are retiring too young. i don't think people should be sitting idle, doing nothing. that's a waste of time. stephen: i somehow can't imagine us being here when we are 100 years old. catherine: thanks so much, stephen carroll, with the business news on "live from paris." time to take a look at what's grabbing headlines in the weekly news. let's talk about a different facet of the migrant crisis. florence: it is focused on one population within the migrant population, that of writers. they talk about "letters from exile." writers have been forced to flee
their countries, syria, kenya, ttibet. it, like aabout mutilation, losing part of yourself, constantly searching for your identity. many writers have been published recently in papers across the world and it has been compiled into this issue of "courrier international." a syrian writer writes, "like are floatings around like dead leaves." catherine: very poetic imagery. meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people forced into exile because of climate change. florence: there is a photo of a famous french photographer and
filmmaker. you might be familiar with his photos. he has been traveling around the world, taking snapshots of our planet. the photo on the front page was which,n bangladesh, according to him, is particularly threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. we have just a couple weeks to go before the major climate summit that will be held here in paris. this special edition is focused on climate change and "why we must take action." catherine: moving on to french , this magazine is focusing on rival factions within the french opposition party. florence: the 2017 presidential election may seem far away, but in about a year, they will decide which candidate will represent the party in the election. there are two main rivals.
last week, they focused on nicolas sarkozy. the man on the front page this week is his main rival, alain juppe. he is a very familiar face in french politics, a career politician, i guess you could say. he has already been prime minister and foreign minister. le has an impressive cv, but " l point" wonders "will he be brave?" 52% of people across the inctrum want him to run 2017. they are talking about "president juppe." maybe they are getting ahead of themselves, but they do have an interesting investigation into the man. catherine: the current economy minister, emmanuel macron. florence: very explosive. "mr. dynamite."
his economic policies have been making headlines in recent months, pro-business, pro-markets. critics wonder whether or not he is actually a socialist. gones" wonders if he has too far and says he has become somewhat of a nightmare for his boss, prime minister manuel valls. they are kind of waging a war behind the scenes. says it is president hollande who created this rivalry between macro in and valls and macron and now worries it is getting out of hand. "l'express" takes us to new york city. are out.
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