>> you are watching live from paris, news for the next hour. headlights on france 24. enemies unite in the against a common threat, china and the united states will join forces to stop north korea from flexing its muscles. pyongyang has testfired yet another missile. uncertainty over when the brussels airport hit by terrorist attacks last month will reopened its doors.
the latest from our correspondent later in the program. detain officials from the construction company responsible for the overpass that collapsed in calcutta while search and rescue teams race against the clock to find survivors. also coming up on the program in business, tesla launches its unveiling its car for the masses. why the model 3 can be snapped up at a bottom price. more here live from paris. but first, frenemies united
against a common threat. it comes amid a two day nuclear summit in washington where u.s. president barack obama is hosting more than 50 leaders from around the world. pyongyang has carried out a hydrogen bomb test and several missile tests in recent months. let's take a listen to the u.s. leader speaking earlier. : we are united in our efforts to deter and defend against north korean provocations. we recognize that our security is linked, that we have to work together to meet this challenge, and we also recognize that it is important to the entire international community to vigilantly enforce the strong u.n. security measures that were passed in light of ballistic missile and nuclear activity that pyongyang has been engaging in. >> that is president barack obama speaking.
for more on that nuclear security summit i'm joined in the studio by michael schneider as he focuses on energy and nuclear policy. washington has long pushed beijing to put more pressure on north korea. how significant is it that these traditional frenemies seem to be joining sources -- forces. michael: nuclear proliferation is a very bad thing to happen. and theproliferation sense that more and more companies developing nuclear weapons and north korea has shown its willingness to not only test nuclear weapons but in large its nuclear arsenal. that hasama's policy stipulated to get rid of nuclear weapons, so here we have a case where a country is actually engaging in a buildup of nuclear
weapons, so it is kind of logical and important that the joinings are forces. >> bolstering global security is obviously at the top of the agenda at that summit. there were reports the belgian attackers have their sights set on a nuclear tower. how likely is nuclear terrorism? michael: nuclear terrorism has two side, one is the fabrication of a crude nuclear device from either a stolen nuclear weapon or from nuclear materials like and him and -- plutonium uranium. the other possibility is what goes under the name of a dirty bomb, which is to mix radioactive substances like cesium or cobalt together with
traditional classical explosives , and blow it up. just imagine if the brussels attacks had mixed in some radioactive substances. then it would be much more difficult. it would also be a very different signal, and the cleanup would not be the same at all. unfortunately i think that considering there is literally hundreds of thousands of packages of radioactive sources being sent out by mail every year in a country like france, there is a lot of potential access to radioactive materials. >> thank you very much, michael. michael schneider, a consultant on energy and nuclear policy. moving on to other world news, be prepared to lend a helping hand. that is from the french foreign minister who called on the international computer -- community to support libya pass
government -- libya's government is passed. the rival coalition currently controls the capital. andrew hitler yard explains. andrew -- andrew hilliard explains. andrew: leading to hope in the capital at the deadlock could finally be broken. >> this event is one the libyan people have been waiting for patiently, to correct a wrong and to solve libyans' suffering. andrew: the man tasked to living up to those expectations has an uphill bill ahead of him. he had barely set foot on libyan soil before hardliners running the capital told him to either leave or surrender. since 2014, libya has been
effectively ruled by two rival administrations, both of which pose the new government. -- oppose the new government. chaos has ravaged libya for five years, turning it into a breeding ground for islam estate jihadists -- islamic state jihadists. we fully acknowledge the libyan government because it is and itsernment, leadership that will garner international support to bring about stability. leaders offering their help on his unity government. >> a joint eu-turkey deal in a bid to tackle the migrant crisis is going to vote in greek parliament this friday. it is set to come into force on
monday. policy --t, one in eight groups have voiced concern over the dangers migrants face while they are sent back. to protect migrants and before that plan is rolled out, the u.n. and refugee agencies have called legal safeguards to be put in place, warning that neither greece nor turkey is ready for the deal to go forward . i will have more in the next half hour. normal,etting back to the brussels airport recently hit by deadly terror attacks may partially reopen later this friday, but authorities say flights will not take off until saturday morning at the earliest. the airport has been closed since the 22nd of march when a double suicide bombing killed several people.
for the latest, let's go live to brussels where correspondent meabh mcmahon is standing by. a very good afternoon to you. uncertainty asbe to when the airport will actually reopen. so.h: very much i just spoke to a spokesperson for the brussels airport and she says it is a waiting game. they are waiting for the confirmation as to when they can let the first commercial flights take off from the airport. the hope had been this evening but we are still not 100% sure. we know that when it partially reopens it will only be able to have 20% of its passengers take off and will only be able to process between 800 and 1000 passengers, instead of 5000 like before. on tuesday, a massive drill took , housing staff in a
temporary area that they would use for the departure. technically things went well but still they are waiting for that green light to see when the first commercial flights can take off. according to the ceo, he said it would be very much a slow process before the airport could go back to its former glory, and it could be in the summer holiday period. really putcould not a price to it yet but he said the insurance would cover yet and he would not have to ask the government for special assistance. meanwhile, the airports are -- riders are being asked to arrive four hours early. >> even if the airport does reopen, it could be understaffed
because airport police are threatening to walk off the job. indeed, and that could be one of the other reasons why there is such a long delay in reopening this airport. the thing is, a number of policemen have already threatened and industrial strike, a walkout if you days before the strike. policemen 300 federal who work in the security have demands toetter of their superiors. their main demand is they want to see systematic checks of the entrance to the airport to all passengers and they want to see their work conditions improved, and their work equipment. at the airport, they do not like this airport of these checks made by the airport creating long lines for passengers. they believe an attack could take place outside and if you start having the sort of checks at the airport, you have to do
so at the metro station and the train station. there's a bit of a deadlock between the authorities and the police unions, who are threatening to strike any day now. frankly, it has been a massive headache for passengers and a massive blow to the economy of many airlines. some airlines are losing up to 5 million euros per day. >> thank you very much for following that story for us. france 24'sn, brussels correspondent. salah abdeslam will be expedited brussels tod from france. man,d europe's most wanted he was arrested in brussels last
month after spending four months in hiding. two other news now, indian police have detained officials from the construction company responsible for the overpass that has collapsed in calcutta, killing at least 23 people. this as rescue teams scramble to find survivors amid the mountain of twisted steel and shattered concrete. -- dozens ofitical people are believed to be trapped. : recovery efforts continued into the night and morning. they were helped by local residents who removed some of the debris from the sites. there is concern the structure may collapse further and hopes of finding other survivors are starting to fade. >> a lot of people are buried. basically, we are trying to
toove the debris and try recover the bodies. mark: a dramatic moment was caught on ccp footage. just after midday, part of a collapsed, landing on pedestrians and passing vehicles. the causese of the accident has not been confirmed but one construction worker rescued from under the rubble said the metal dutch could not hold the cement. -- could not hold the cement. the project is over budget and behind schedule. safety issues caused by a lack of inspections and use of substandard materials has plagued the country. there have been seven major building collapses in the past seven years alone. stringentment says
action will be taken against those found responsible. >> discussed not necessarily disbelieved, that is how one ngo described its allegation of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the central african republic. for women were forced into ub steel ask. -- into bestie alley. ality.sti >> to think that for girls were tied up and disrobed and forced astiality, and they have been living with a shame that has been imposed on them by the community. since then, one of them died, probably of her injuries, but it is just unthinkable of what is
does to an entire community and an entire country. most people in the world do not have a lot of intimate knowledge of the united nations, so peacekeeping for many millions of people is their first introduction to the u.n. when you're told somebody is coming to protect you and they turn on the civilian population, it is mind-boggling. >> polly donovon speaking from the code blue campaign. time for the business news. you are starting out with a highly anticipated unveiling. >> we are not talking about apple. the promise of an affordable car from tesla motors has millions -- hundreds lining up to make reservations. people put down $1000 for a car they had not even seen. at $35,000 is priced
and will go on sale at the end of 2017, but a cheaper offering will be its biggest test yet. sleek, high-tech, and spacious, all for the price of $35,000, that was the promise from tesla's ceo elon musk as he unveiled the model 3, the affordably priced electric vehicle he has been planning for the past decade. tesla teaming up with panasonic to build a $5 billion battery factory that will lower the cost of the car. >> it is a combination of high cost. and the lowest the first to put down a $1000 deposit, even though the car has not gone into production yet. putting down a deposit on a car you have not seen yet, but it is a tesla and it is affordable.
3 hopes to compete in the lucrative electric car market that only keeps growing. in 2012, the market was worth around $84 billion. tolysts reject it will grow $270 billion by 2019. musk is facing stiff competition. general motors is expected to launch the chevrolet bolt, in a similar price range. tesla expects to sell 85,000 cars this year, and analysts are already flagging maintenance issues which could further its operating losses. alone, tesla burned through $1 billion in cash and elon musk is banking on the model 3 to turn the company's futures around. >> let's get a check on the markets now. in europe, stocks are eagerly awaiting the job report out of the united states.
all of the main indices deeply in the red at this point, a loss of 2% on the frankfurt dax. novartis under pressure this friday after an camera's -- s --r in camera -- ankara' to secure around $85 million in business advantages. novartis shares down nearly 3% at this hour. eu officials are pointing the finger at david cameron for failure to fight attempts at importing cheap chinese steel. the u.k. was a ring later in blocking the european commission's attempt at modernizing defense instruments. the revelation comes as tata steel announces it will sell its business in europe.
many say it is now time for the british government to pay. >> with the investment they put in over the years, there is a responsibility that has got to lay at the feet of the westminster government, that they have supported our industry for a long period of time. it will be without industrial strategy, i believe in the u.k., and that will have a detrimental effect. ultimately we should stop the chinese cargo from coming in. >> the chinese prime minister was dealt an embarrassing blow after the italian minister resigned after allegations of a conflict of interest. the government would pass -- renzi isto help set to name a replacement in the coming days. >> finally, you are going to what actress whoopi
goldberg has in common with willie nelson. what is going on? >> the oscar-winning actress and is following in the footsteps of willie nelson by launching a marijuana line. she along with a northern california producer will offer a chocolate, cream, and bath salts to aid menstrual cramps. industry in the united states sold over $20 billion in products in 2015. >> i am curious to see if that product will fly off the shelves. it will fly off the cells because willie nelson's products have been flying off the shelves. >> with the latest business
news. time for the press review. at what ise a look grabbing the headlines. studio,me now in the lots of focus on that day of action yesterday against the government plan to reform france's labor laws. >> they are thrilled about the turnout at the protest yesterday which happened across the country, but it got a little carried away with its calculator . it says about 1.2 million people took to the streets. that is what organizers are saying, twice is many as the previous rally on march 9. you can see many people saying this million people who took to the streets have a lot of weight. they tone those figures down a little bit in terms of police figures, 400,000 people.
>> a lot lower. less than half. florence: quite a gap, but that is less than the official figures. the liberation predicts this protest movement is far from over. au can see this quote from protester saying, it is going to last as long as it takes. >> many are wondering whether the government will back down in the face of this melting pressure -- mounting pressure. florence: will this labor reforms suffer the same effect as the post-attack contribution -- constitution reform? >> they were scrapped. florence: the government says it is just a communication problem and if they could explain things, people would understand. in the editorial they said the president is reaping what he has sowed. for the past years he has been lying to people, and it turns
out he has been putting in right-wing policies. he is surprised his electorate is turning back on him. francois hollande has its eye -- his eye on the next election. the perry zhan is stunned. he continues to think he can be reelected in 2016 even though he is facing hostility across the board, including within the palace. >> from french politics to u.s. politics, republican front runner donald trump drawing some criticism for those controversial comments that he made on abortion. guardian says donald trump facing the biggest crisis in his bid for the white house. wednesday, he said that women should be punished for having an abortion and he quickly scrambled to retract the controversial comment, but the damage was done.
the guardian takes a look at the criticism he is getting. the democrats are saying this is a war on women while the republican establishment says that trump has finally been unmasked as a conservative imposter. he actually said he was very choice -- pro-choice in an interview in 1999, and now he has changed his tune. many conservatives say he is trying to second-guess what they want to hear. he continues to lead the republican race. the washington post has an interesting article that points out if he secures the nomination, he would start the general election as the least popular candidate to lead the party and modern times. >> a quick word on sports, and the occupied west bank city of annualem is holding its marathon, a sporting event that is social and political. florence: if we take a look at outisraeli paper, it points
that more than 100 athletes from gaza have been banned from running in this palestinian marathon. israel says their applications were submitted to late and now it does not have enough time to s in time.ese exit gaza only competitive female runner, you can see she says she will not give up the race and she is used to challenges, the first one being running in the first place because in palestinian public opinion, it is not favorable toward women exercising in public. things are changing, thanks to people like her. what is interesting is this race that is going to take place in bethlehem will have a lot of female runners, 45% of the 4300 runners. this is kind of a record, one of