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♪ host: welcome to "live from paris." i am claire pryde and i will be with you for the next hour. donald trump easily wins the republican caucuses in nevada and marco rubio beats ted cruz for second place. iran ahead of key elections on friday. good results for reformists are and wevernments could he
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will go live to tehran. belgian tries to stem the flow of migrants across the border. claire: also coming up, the pound slumped to its lowest level in seven years. worries over britain's referendum over eu membership continues to plague the financial markets. will be going through the papers, including reactions to donald trump's victory in nevada. ♪ claire: another state, another win for donald trump. hampshireories in new and south carolina, the billionaire has come out on top in the nevada caucuses. he won about 45% of the vote.
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the republican presidential candidate strengthening his lead ahead of super tuesday where a dozen states choose their party candidates on the first of march. william hildebrand reports. william: the top three republican presidential candidates made a late push in nevada, but in the end, only one held a trump card. ago, weple months weren't expected to win this one, you know that, right? if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win to much, but now we are winning, winning, and soon theountry country is going to start winning, winning, winning. william: while trump was expected to win, nevada's caucuses are unpredictable. voters had only under four hours to select their ballots. this campaign got tough under illegal immigrants, a message that resonated with nevada's white working class. >> we will have our borders nice and strong. we will build the wall.
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you know that. we are going to build the wall. i have a lot of respect for mexico, but let me tell you. mexico is going to pay for the wall, right? they're going to happen. trump beat senators marco rubio and ted cruz by double-digits. nevada marks his third victory in a row after losing to ted cruz and iowa. >> the undeniable reality that the first four states have shown is that the only campaign that has beaten donald trump and the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. [applause] for rubio, the loss is a heavy blow. he was pegged as the republican establishment's favorite candidate after jeb bush dropped out of the race last week. next week, super tuesday will be crucial in determining the republican nomination. that is when about a dozen states choose their party candidate. claire: staying in the u.s., at
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least three people were killed as tornadoes hit louisiana and mississippi. parkre dead at a trailer in convent, louisiana. dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed and about 30 people injured. according to meteorologist, the storm could hit alabama and georgia this wednesday. it is the last day of campaigning and iran with key elections on friday. one is for a new parliament and the other for the top clerical body that chooses the country's most powerful official, the supreme leader. it will be the first major test of public opinion since last year's nuclear deal with the president seeing support with long-awaited economic reform. we speak to send them san send them. what is the last day of campaigning being focused on? >> it does come with more
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regulations. not many public gatherings or tv appearances as the signs and fences are somewhat restricted. the streets are certainly adorned with posters and leaflets and billboards. we've also seen quite a few rallies from both reformists and other candidates. let's talk about three main subjects. one of them is the country's economy after the aftermath of the nuclear deal and the easing of sanctions. the other is employment. last but not least, iran's relationship with the international community. both sides have been campaigning extremely hard. there was only one rally held by the conservatives and there was no interference to the brits. actually the public to
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not listen to what the west is saying and have their voices heard. claire: who was set to come out on top -- the reformists or conservatives? >> if anyone would be doing a guess, it would be doing just that, hazarding a guess. that he has managed a great deal support across the country, but let me give you an idea of who the top candidates are. reformists, for the country's parliamentary speaker, you have a former president of and in from the dev, veryves is all a much opposed to the reformists in the country. they vote affordable have a big say in the country's future decision-making. run it comes to the body that will decide who the next supreme leader's, you have the country's
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current president and the former president up against an ayatollah who says he will not prevent any reformist candidates positionrom the future of supreme leader. claire: how could the results impact the wider international acuity? community? sanam: they can have a big impact as a more reformist president has seen the opening of iran to the international community. agoaw actually not long better relations with the international community. the iranian foreign minister was holding negotiation's under a great deal of scrutiny, even criticizing rouhani. heard anden iranians
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saying that we cannot afford this because we worry we will be losing our independence. it could go either way and it will have a great impact on iran's relationship with international community. claire: thank you very much for that update from iran where elections are being held on friday. amnesty europe says international and its annual onort for focusing shuttering their borders. >> shameful and lacking leadership -- that is how amnesty internationals annual human rights report described europe's response to the migrant crisis last year. >> the richest block in the world, which is zero, has not really been able to come together and find a sensible, agreed, coherent, and safe language where people can access your. it's a time where they are fleeing war and persecution.
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on the whole, europe has failed human rights and migrants and refugees. >> hungary was singled out for along thea wall border with serbia and adopting legislation that made it virtually impossible for refugees to claim asylum there. thepean countries including balkans, germany, austria, sweden, and denmark were taken to task are closing their borders the report also criticizes europe's joint action plan signed with turkey last october, which has outsourced u.s. migration controls and turned a blind eye to growing human rights abuses. fantasy international has called for safe, legal roots for europe and to treat refugees on a case-by-case basis. germany was the only good student, prays for taking in a million refugees, but it is a
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decision that has backfired politically for chancellor angela merkel and anti-immigrant sentiment has been rising. immigrant centers have been targeted in recent weeks, like this one in saxony. policy found's sexual salter claims and other city strongly with migrants. hosting talksa is to create a migrant path through the northern border of europe. greece is angry though i'm not being invited. tensions also along the franco belgian border. belgium announced on tuesday that it was imposing controls on its border with france to avoid lots of people crossing over of migrants are evicted from the jungle. parliament describing the move from belgium as absolutely normal. lou grant is at the border and he joined the now. what is the situation there now?
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visible impact of the decision by the belgian government. it over my shoulder that that is the french entry point. seecan' you can perhaps the belgian police pretty much stopping every vehicle that comes across. they are looking for potential migrants and refugees will be trying to cross into belgium despite the tighten border controls that the government has put into place. what they are checking for when it comes is to heavy goods in vehicles. what they're looking for is whether the seals that close the tampered with. has would indicate somebody .ntended to get inside
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so far at this point, what we have seen is very little sign of any migrants or refugees trying to get in at this border crossing. it has to be said that it's a very major effort. a couple hundred police officers have been deployed over the length of the franco-belgian border. they are focused on the jungle and the camp around calais. we saw a couple of police officers on horse patrolling the length of the border here and really trying to demonstrate that it's not just the road access points that they are fieldsg, but also the and the canals, too, that mark this frontier. claire: the head of the european parliament says this move by belgium is absolutely normal. the is the coast -- because countries can closer borders temporarily in certain situations, right? luke: yeah, it's certainly not
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the first time, not even in the and recent months ende indeed years that various zoners of the 26 member have decided to temporarily suspend the freedoms of border crossing. as such, martin scholz is perfectly right in saying that. it has to be pretty symbolic and the belgian government can do it within european union commission rules and it can be prolonged, to it's incredibly symbolic see what has occurred over the past year. everybody says it's really a crisis point, but a pivotal moment in its history. with the repeated incidents of andtier and border closures tighten controls, we have seen them along the franco italian border because of the influx of refugees and along germany, too,
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along its austrian and hungarian borders in that region. increasingly symbolic with more and more countries tightening their controls. martin schulz can continue saying it's perfectly legal for countries to do it, but it's demonstration once again at this pivotal moment for the european union. claire: thank you very much, luke brown reporting. 10 weeks after inconclusive elections, spain's pedro sanchez has announced his socialist party has struck a deal with the centrist party over coalition government. at at the heart of the agreement are planned constitutional reforms. parliamente left among four parties. today's vote is not enough for a parliamentary majority. a reminder now of our top stories. easily wins the nevada republican caucuses. marco rubio looks to have beaten
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ted cruz to second place. the last day of campaigning and i ran ahead of key elections on friday. good results for the reformists that have bolstered the government with president rouhani. is mad with austria after not being invited to talk on the migrant crisis is belgium tries to stem the flow of migrants across the border. ♪ -- and business news now i am joined by stephen carroll. starting with the currency markets, where sterling has fallen again over concerns over the breakfast -- brexit referendum. we actually saw the sterling fall to a seven-year low against the dollar in trading. it is about $1.39 mark. low, but itead this has fallen just below that. it continued the slide on monday
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when markets were reacting to the mayor's announcement that he was supporting the campaign for britain to leave the european union. hsbc is the latest to one of more uncertainty ahead. claire: turning now our attention to airbus. one of the company's for britain to stay in the eu. they have been speaking on the topic again today too. they say 100,000 jobs have been indicated by their presence. brexit,t is against the saying it would hurt competitiveness. he was asked about this earlier as he was announcing a rise in sales and profits at airbus last year. into the dark or the unknown, leaping into the dark and the unknown is not something that business people like. ideaher words, we have no what the regulatory and other consequences could be, what that
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could mean for our competitiveness, but certainly let me say at a minimum, from up here business perspective, a brexit would not increase our competitiveness in britain. stephen: another company having 's backing profits of 1.2 billion euros last year as it slashed cuts and increased production. that compares to losses of 500 million a year earlier. the biggest improvement was in europe, but after thousands of job cuts, they are awarding a special bonus of 2000 euros to each of its workers. claire: what about the stock markets? picture.not a pretty european shares falling at this midpoint in the trading day. london, paris, and frankfurt seeing significant falls. harrison frank for down 2%. investors worried about oil
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prices after prices tumbling again after comments from saudi's oil minister yesterday and worried about airbus shares, down over 2.5% in paris today. there: here in france, government is trying to crack down on fraud in the labor market. >> these are posted workers. they are hired in one eu country to work in another. stephen: it allows companies to pay social concerns for that worker and their home country, which means big savings compared to the rates applicable in france. there are strict conditions attached in the french government believes many companies are breaking the rules in order to pay less. they are steps to crack down on this as catherine explained. is ae latest fight mandatory employee id card. it includes the names and that of their employers, subject to strict checks. what is at stake is the conditions of posted workers.
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to prevent abuses, for example, the issue of housing and unfair competition, a posted worker is hired in one eu country to work in another. there are strict rules. for example, a worker hired from frenchmust learn the minimum-wage and be housed and fed by the employer. an exchange, the company pays the social charges to the workers home country. in poland, that is about 30% less than france. the situation can only last six months. employers like the program because it costs less to hire a worker from outside of france. in construction for example, the savings can be as much as 20% per hour. their artillery 230,000 posted workers in france. another 300,000 are working here unofficially. the regulations are not always respected. this polish workers says he has been in france three years, already a violation, and works
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longer than 35 hours a week, another violation. i work here. catherine: the government estimated that fraud costed 400 million euros. claire: mastercard is getting ready to allow customers to pay with a selfie . stephen: i'm not sure how i feel that this. it's a way of providing identity checks. the service will be introduced in 15 countries after a pilot scheme in the united states and the netherlands. pin it comes to entering a number confirmation code, instead he will take a selfie. that picture will be matched to a picture that you have uploaded to mastercard to verify your identity. they are also offering fingerprint scans in some locations as well. if taking aould be selfie for a cup of coffee could be awkward and hold people up. claire: we also don't always
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look the same in every photo . stephen: and after a few drinks, you could look very different. claire: i don't know what you're talking about. [laughter] thank you very much indeed. time now for our press review. ♪ joining me for a look at what is making headlines around the world is florence. let's start in the states with the reactions to the nevada republican caucuses. donald trump winning easily. florence: that's right. donald trump is certainly on a roll. -- read it int the american press. politico says the third consecutive victory for donald trump solidifies his standing as the front runner of the republican nomination. presence of politics is all about the mass. "the washington post" has done some serious numbercrunching in a very handy map.
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according to their calculations, donald trump is on course to win the 1002 hundred 37 delegates he needs to become the nominee for the replicant party, or at least he will be very close to that number. this number is very interesting. members ofumber of the republican establishment are starting to see trumps nomination as nearly inevitable. claire: some of these presidential hopefuls have hit back at barack obama for his decision to shut down time over it -- went on a moped. -- guantanamo bay. florence: this is the front page of "the wall street journal." he is using what is likely a final opportunity to fulfill a campaign pledge and to achieve one of the major goals of his campaign presidency. post" isington focusing this and there
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editorial and obama pledged to close guantanamo bay's first day when he was president, but he is facing serious opposition in congress. that plan he presented to congress was explicitly rebuffed by congress. his plan is not perfect, but he says congress should build on this plan because after all this festering legacy of the bush administration should not be passed on to the next administration. claire: the french papers are talking about francois hollande overseas trip. florence: he is kicking off a south american tour. the french president has certainly racked up some air miles during his presidency. you can read about that here, which also has a map, showing everywhere he has trouble during his presidency. he visited 71 countries, a total 6 chips abroad. host of his trips are in europe and his top destination is germany.
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he traveled to berlin a few hours after being sworn in back in 2012. one detail of the trip -- his plan was start by lightning. claire: french papers today also focusing on the face of that known asamp in calais the jungle. migrants not being evicted just yet. florence: they have a few days before judges will decide what will happen to that south sector of the camp. d of rest for the migrants in calais. local authorities are simply going to decide today or tomorrow what is going to happen for calais. meanwhile, belgian authorities have decided to reintroduce border controls to reduce the potential influx of migrants. you can read that all over the belgian press. what is interesting to see is how some belgian papers are reacting to this. let's take a look at the front
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capitad."la they say the belgian coast is threatened by an invasion of migrants. running with a gun and a line. the caption saying, "i thought we were out of the jungle." claire: this also being discussed across the channel in the u.k. and they are talking about david cameron versus boris johnson. florence: it has resulted in interesting cartoons. it ise independent," unclear who is hunting whom. boris johnson and david cameron both hunting each other down, both depicted as elephants. according to this cartoon, you can see the caption says "only for whole month of this to go."
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claire: you left out a word. florence: i left out a word i probably can't say. claire: we are going to end with news about silvio berlusconi. florence: we have not heard about him in a while and he has come out as a vegetarian. this is all over the italian press today. i love this photo of him. claire: if you are friends with animals, you couldn't eat them. florence: that's his argument. he says, why let animals suffer? this is following a growing trend in italy. 8% of italians are vegetarian now can that is huge compared to what it was a couple years ago. this lifestyle change will put berlusconi an in the company of da vinci. will he adopt feminism or maybe even abstinence? claire: one thing i'm sure of --
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we will hear from him again and again. thank you very much. you can get plenty more on what the papers are covering on our website. that is france 24.com. time for a quick break.
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