>> hello and welcome to life from paris. i'm claire pryde. justice ministers meet in brussels to discuss the migrant crisis. austria and balkan nations agreed to restrict numbers. iran gears up for elections on friday, seeking political gains. it is the first election since the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions.
defeat theusal to encryption key on the iphone. up, one contract for several different jobs. how french employers are learning to share their workers to get around strict labor laws. we start with eu ministers meeting in brussels today to try migration policy. up plans withdrew several balkan countries, including fingerprinting all and trent and hungry will -- hungary hold a referendum.
heightening border controls, and that means many migrants are stuck in greece. william hilderbrandt has more. william: greece has thrown down that con -- gauntlet. on, greece will not agree to deals if there is not a mandatory and proportional distribution of refugees among member states. worries it ise paying the price as europe fails to find a common approach to solve the migrant crisis. >> what we refuse to do is accept the transformation of our country. into a permanent warehouse of souls and at the same time continue to act within the european union, and at summits
as if there is nothing wrong. about 1000 people arrived at the transit center in northern greece on wednesday, the same day that austrian authorities agreed to tighten order restrictions. officials in vienna accused europe of mishandling the crisis. are onlyeeks interested in transporting the refugees as fast as possible to central europe, and we are overburdened by that. that is why we no longer can support that kind of policy. william: there are fears that decisions like the ones made in austria could lead to a domino effect, where in other countries tighten their borders in turn. europe is divided. eu ministers hold talks on thursday of how to stem the flow of migrants, as the humanitarian crisis is looming. we can now cross to
brussels and speak to meabh mcmahon. athens has threatened to block future deals if promises are not capped. where is the eu at in terms of migrants? some 500 98 people have been relocated since last september under that relocation program, 303 of them came from italy and 295 from greece. area, --to bulge bulgaria. other countries in the east and andenmark did not take any, that is why the commissioner for migration sent a written letter to countries recently saying he would not give up on that relocation scheme, and asking them to switch years. a number of countries in the east do not want to take anyone in and they say it could
threaten their security, and their economies cannot afford it. other countries are ready to accept refugees and migrants, but blame the reception centers in italy and greece, saying until they work and people are properly registered, this cannot continue. meeting,e today at the most of the focus is on keeping migrants out and signing crucial deals with turkey ahead of a summit on march 7. claire: the french interior minister said when he arrived he had some pretty harsh words for belgium after they decided to tighten border control. he said it was a strange decision. did, and he is a man who travels over from paris to brussels on a regular location. strange, not just the decision but the motivation for that decision.
focus really on the humanitarian aid that he and his government will be providing for anyone left without shelter if the so-called jungle was dismantled. an interior manager -- minister , toelgium took the decision make sure everyone coming from france was stopped and sent right back. vonave heard from victor or that if ever there is a permanent quota scheme on relocating and resettling migrants and refugees among the european union, he would be holding a referendum, news that will not go down well with the european commission. claire: thank you very much, meabh mcmahon from brussels. in syria, government sources backed by russian airstrikes canasta of- read
islamic state militants. we understand it was captured by the islamic state two days ago. the year when has carried out its first aid drop. a city in the east under siege from islamic state militants. that aid was sent as vladimir putin spoke with key players in this area conflict ahead of a partial cease-fire due to begin the weekend. a deal struck i russia and the u.s.. the syrian opposition voicing concerns. it will only benefit the syrian government. >> it is very important that russia and other parties stick to this agreement. since russia is a member of the security council, they signed this agreement and they signed the agreement in munich. we hope they are serious about
, andcause we have doubts to be frank with you, we do not trust russia. claire: iran is gearing up for key elections tomorrow, one for a new parliament, the other for the top clerical body. the first major test of public opinion since last year's nuclear deal, with president rouhani seeking support. with the latest from tehran, here is senator mesh on to. one day before the elections, the atmosphere feels rather muted. campaigning officially ended on wednesday. no more rallies, no more features. the big question on everybody's lips is whether they will be boxes,g to the ballot
for those that are more conservative minded to try to introduce a more conservative government. from the conversations we have been having with the people on the streets, they said they would like to see more change. for those that actually are , about the new key deal this international relationship with the community, they want to make sure they are not underrepresented in parliament or the assembly of experts. the stakes are high for both caps. mexico, theng on to president is visiting you kuala, the city where almost 17 students disappeared from. he did not meet with the families of the missing students. yet chose flagn day for a highly symbolic business -- visit.
it was seared into collective memory as a place where 43 students disappeared without a trace in 2014. the tragedy led to nation why protests and a blow to the president's credibility. >> we mexicans have found again and again that the best path to the future is the way of the law and institutions. thea year and five months, mexican government has deployed a comprehensive institutional effort to seek justice. visit mexican president's is seen by many as being too little too late. events continue to haunt the administration. the students were allegedly abducted by corrupt local police and delivered to a drug cartel,
who mistook them for members of a rival gang, murdered them, and incinerated the bodies. students'f the 43 remains has been identified. the tragedy is never far from people's mines. --after the dissipation disappearance of the students, it became a little more unsafe but locals know we are not the ones who caused the violence. >> to the families of the victims, any questions remain unanswered. since 2007, an estimated 100,000 people have died in mexico due to the war on drugs. claire: to the you -- to the u.s., and apple. cook says it would make americans less safe and he believes the government is
asking him to engineer the equivalent of cancer. >> it is being billed as privacy versus security. a u.s. judge ordered apple to datainvestigators access on the iphone of one of the two san bernardino shooters. chillingeo said it was that a court ordered it to hack its own users, and he reiterated his position. >> this case is not about one phone, this case is about the future. what is at stake here is, can the government compel apple to believeftware that we would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world, including the u.s. >> the u.s. attorney general says such requests are based on a long-standing principle in the american justice system. >> we go into the victims and
the public who safety we must protect to make sure we have done everything under the law to fully investigate terrorist attacks on american soil. >> authorities want apple to create software to help unlock the iphone. law enforcement around the country say such technology could help in other cases. >> are you here to live in a civilized society and you want justice, you have to give up some of your liberties. >> the american public is divided. about half side with the fbi and the other half with apple. facebook founder mark zuckerberg says he is sympathetic and believes in data encryption, while bill gates says the debate was worth having. spain, the deal we were telling you about yesterday between socialist leaders and
the other party has been dealt a blow. sanchez's bidck to be for prime minister. francois hollande continues a trip to argentina. announcing that france 24 is launching a spanish-language channel. it starts broadcasting in 2017. newsrooms,have two one in latin america and one in paris, france. we will also have france 24's most successful programs, news coverage, and breaking news. broadcast sixill hours in between our french and english coverage. are alreadyls broadcast and 3 million homes in latin america. claire: you are watching live from paris.
leaders and justice ministers meet in brussels to discuss the migrant crisis. onn gears up for elections friday, with reformers seeking political game -- gain. this is the first since the nuclear deal and lifting of sanctions. refusal defends apple's one of the san 'phones.no shooters >> we were expecting areva's annual results to be published and then we got news that it has defended its shares through trading. wasstate owned nuclear firm finalizing a loan worth 1.1 billion euros with six different
banks. areva, good news for which is set to announce the losses. firm,nother state owned and we are expecting their annual results to be punished tomorrow morning. claire: what is happening on the market? stephen: pretty sharp falls on the chinese market, but it is a quiet day inretty europe. london, the bank loans are up more than 10%. in france, not such a great day. is down moreace than 20% after they announced a restructuring plan was taking longer than they had imagined. claire: a fierce debate in france over changes to the country's strict labor laws.
stephen: it is extremely -- extremely difficult and expensive to fire employees. it particularly presents -- some to companies companies will share workers. nicolas: he is not worried because his permanent contract allows him to work for different employers. for me is thate i am employed year-round and i do not have to look for work. nicolas: it pays salaries to 70 employees. checking out the next assignment. a managerial position with the kind of flexibility that suits
the factory owner. >> this is the means i can have quality employees without having to commit to a full-time contract. >> the employer can end the employee's assignment at any time. the regular changes an assignment are something she was wary of but she adjusted. >> i was afraid of being lost in the mix of jobs and companies, not knowing where i was. i ended up getting used to it. >> around 100,000 french companies are using staff in this way. stephen: more business headlines, the imf has warned the vulnerability of the global economy, calling on the biggest economies to boost growth amid turmoil in the financial market. detailsis set to give
at a meeting in shanghai that begins tomorrow. toconn says it is not ready sign a takeover plan with sharp. they announced they were postponing the four point $4 billion deal until they have a satisfactory understanding of the situation. apple working on ways to strengthen the encryption of its icloud services. it would make it impossible for companies to comply with encryptedo unlock phones. the fbi has uncovered a massive e-mail scam involving chief executives. stephen: there has been a sharp increase in ceo fraud involving some 12,000 victims. the scam involves ticking
someone a fake e-mail account for chief executive, which tells employees to send money to an overseas bank account. the fbi says some firms have lost as much as $90 million because of this. the losses altogether add up to some 800 million euros. check beforee sending your bank account info. claire: thank you very much. now it is time for the press review. here to take us through the are going to start with a harrowing story about most all. >> city of cruelty is the headline on the front page, with a photo of a faceless veiled woman. the article is looking at what it is like under i.s. control.
the article talks about the tool they are using, which is basically a mechanism that takes flesh out, and they are using it as a form of punishment on women who they deem are not dressing modestly enough. one woman has described it as more painful than labor pains. one woman says her sister was punished for failing to wear gloves. they believe the group is trying to make up for their increased losses. u.s. papers talking about donald trump. >> the title of this article from the washington post, they are pleading gop leaders to do everything they can to stop donald trump from becoming the republican nominee. was once laughed at as the joke is starting to look like
the inevitable. they call trump a bullying demagogue with no agenda, no suitable experience. from a manharp words who says he would like to punch a protester. an animal taking the shape of his blonde locks that is eating his brain out, suggesting he could have lost his mind. claire: you have hardly got any delegates so you -- he may not get the nomination. >> he has clinched victory three times in a row, at the new york times says he could lose because as is all human nature, he is not infallible. partypublican's top donors have shied away from giving him money, and it has not
been a problem for trump the billionaire but it may change the race. there is super tuesday next week, especially if his rivals get a consecutive laid. he is really his worst enemy, flamboyant, provocative statements, and many pundits are betting this will be his downfall. claire: turning to another election in ireland. be taking place under different circumstances since the last elections, which took place after the imf bailed out ireland. the economy is still taking center role in the elections, at least for the ruling parties, who are using the economy to draw in voters and keep the current coalition in place. voters say it might not be enough. claire: quite a few gaps in the prime minister's campaign. >> he has apologized for a
series of gaffes, mainly around a plan to abolish a tax debt. it would end up making the rich richer and this has made a lot of people angry. the most interesting part of the irish elections are afterwards. they have been rolled by coalition governments and we see different parties scrambling to form. claire: we have the oscars coming up in the u.s. and some actors are boycotting because they say it is too white. dele was a big winner at the britain awards but the ceremony has been overshadowed for its lack of diversity. a couple of days before the oscars, which has been embroiled in the same controversy, there nominees.on-white the issue was race in an
internal report, and has been addressed by craig david, who was quite big in the 1990's. grime, which is big in the u.k., a music genre that incorporates dance hall, reggae, hip-hop, a few artists have taken the charts by storm but they were noticeably absent from the ceremony. much.: thank you very you can get plenty more on what the papers are saying on our website, france 24.com. time for a quick break, i will be back in a few minutes.
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