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>> 9:00 p.m. here in the french capital. your headlines. facing a grilling in parliament. britain's prime minister fielding questions today over his family's involvement over offshore funds in the panama papers leak. yemen's fledgling cease-fire breached by a deadly shelling and got our -- and gunfire, but officially holding. are facing aemenis humanitarian crisis. students, apprentices, and young people.
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the french prime minister making overtures to protesters. they say they will continue their protest anyway. ♪ first, a tax return. the u.k.'s prime minister, finance minister, all making their taxpayers public in the wake of the panama papers leak. david cameron faced a grilling in parliament today after he was said to have dodged parliament last week. he told mps that claims about his late father's financial arrangements were deeply hurtful and profoundly untrue. he said the offshore funds were legal as well as being established practice. as to cameron: there are thought
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-- mr. cameron: there are thousands of these investment funds and many people in britain who holds shares. such funds, including those listed outside the u.k., are included in the pension funds of local governments, most of britain's largest companies, and some trade unions. the bbc, a mirror group, guardian newspapers, and islington, all have these sorts of overseas investments. this is not to criticize what they do. it is to make the point that this is an entirely standard practice and it is not to avoid tax. i asked our london correspondent how convinced the u.k. parliament was. >> this with a calm, confident performance from the prime who,ter, a prime minister
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completely unprecedented, is publishing the last six years summary of his tax affairs. the introduction has provoked an epidemic of publication of tax returns. as mr. cameron was getting on his feet, we got that of the chancellor of the exchequer, jeremy osborne and the leader of the opposition, jeremy corbyn. we also got the mayor of london, boris johnson's, tax returns for the past year. these are two potential successors. his troops and his own mps, profoundly divided on europe and other things, rally behind him, underlying the point in their questions that they recognize he had done nothing wrong. this is a prime minister that recognized, as a former pr man, that he hadn't had a great week and that he accepted all the criticisms leveled against him.
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who he did not convince, unsurprisingly, is the labour party or the scottish national party. the labour party and the labor "ader jeremy corbyn said, there was one rule for the rich and one for the rest," and that the government was incapable of taking action against tax dodging. a week is a long time in politics. last monday, downing street was saying that the prime minister's tax affair was a private matter. here, we have his tax affairs since he has been prime minister published for the world to see. i think questions will continue. pressure from the media, opposition. mr. cameron firmly hopes he has now drawn a line and has shown ont he is still a champion the world stage of trying to tackle not just tax avoidance, but tackle aggressive tax
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avoidance and particularly tax evasion. yemen, aoving on to country that cannot afford the loss of more life. so says the united nations special envoy after a truce came in force in midnight between iranian backed forces and a saudi led coalition. fighting claimed at least one life this sunday, but otherwise, the cease-fire is mainly holding. it is made -- it is meant to pave the way for peace talks. is labelingations it as a dire situation for ordinary yemenis. calm in yemen after more than a year of conflict. ever since saudi arabia went into fight huthi rebels at the head of a sunni arab collision in 2013. beene health secretary has
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heavily undermined. healthimated 25% of facilities forced to shut down. those that remain open are working at sub optimal level with restrictions in access. reporter: most at risk has been the nation's children. yemen imported 90% of its food before the war and almost had one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. now, more than half of the country pot 22 regions are on the verge of famine and unicef estimates rates of child malnutrition have doubled. the ripple effects from the conflict have been catastrophic. haved 2.3 million people been forced from their homes. some international aid has been making it in. with infrastructure nationwide in ruins, the major difficulty is getting it where it is needed most. with drivers unable to cross
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battle zones. civilians have paid the price. they account for over half of more than 6000 dead that the war has left in its wake. half a billion euros in new concessions announced today from the government. the prime minister making the proposals after meeting with 8 youth organizations. students and apprentice groups have welcomed the move, but they say they plan to continue backing the protest. reporter: a 400 million euro aid package to diffuse tensions. the french prime minister said young people's concerns have been heard after weeks of protests against the country's proposed labor reforms. >> the fact that certain young people have taken to the streets is very telling of the fear they have of their situation becoming precarious.
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our goal is to respond to demands that require a long-term response. reporter: the first measure to be announced is a four-month extension. 550 euros per month which will go directly into the pockets of 126,000 people. the government is also keen to combat poverty and help young people with permanent contracts. they will also have to pay additional taxes on short-term contracts. while the proposals include the creation of an additional 2000 places on vocational programs and state housing guarantees for people under 30, student leaders, earlier on monday, have welcomed the new measures but have said that they will keep backing protests against the labor reform. >> we are happy that our demands have been heard
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and that the government is making proposals. i believe that the measures a gooded today are response to those who have been telling us over and over that young people should be concerned about the economy. reporter: despite the protests, the government has promised to go ahead with its controversial labor reform, which it says is necessary to tackle unemployment, now standing at well over 10%. anchor: demonstrators you spent 11 nights on the street already are continuing their protest for a 12 this monday. the movement sprang out of protests against the labor law and has attracted thousands. over the weekend, police arrested eight people, though it is not clear whether they were linked to the protests. earlier today, police moved in on a few hundred demonstrators and cleared away improvised vegetable gardens.
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to germany now. the first trial over alleged sexual assault in cologne on new year's eve got underway earlier. the 33-year-old moroccan man accused of being part of a group surrounded a woman and groped her. police in the german city have so far with -- has so far receceived more than 5000 complaints relating to new year's eve 2015. are to bes in norway allowed to marry in the lutheran churches. it is to follow in the footsteps of the church of norway, which approved gay weddings in its places of worship last november. the country is seen as a pioneer of gay rights. it was the second country to legalize same-sex partnerships in 1993. in 2009, it legalized same-sex marriage. injured in aeople massive fire at a temple in southern india are continuing to get treatment as police search
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for those responsible for the blaze. before dawn on sunday, it broke out. five people were arrested and released. members of the temple board have fled. on monday, a city tries to grapple with tragedy. some 100 people were killed and almost 400 injured. shedecracker fell onto a where fireworks will being stored. >> it was a really big festival. i had come here to see it with my family. just having a good time, sitting down, when the fire broke out. my brother was hit in the head by a large piece of stone. the blaze sparked a string of powerful explosions in the temple complex. many had come to watch the hindu
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fireworks display only to be caught in the inferno. a number of corpses are still waiting to be identified. the country's prime minister has described the fire as shocking behind words. >> the federal government will make arrangements immediately. patients need to be transferred to mumbai. the indian government is with the family of victims in this hour of crisis. the fire of display went ahead and even though local authorities had refused permission on safety grounds. the regional government has ordered an inquiry into the disaster and police have registered a criminal case against the temple authorities. five temple workers have been detained for questioning, but no arrests have yet been made. anchor: a gesture of peace from
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the united states for japan. the u.s. secretary of state, today, becoming the most senior executive ever to visit the peace park in hiroshima. the bombing killed tens of thousands, ultimately bringing out -- bringing about the end of the second world war in 1945. reporter: a commemoration at hiroshima's peace memorial park. u.s. secretary of state john kerry along with six other ministers took part in a ceremony meant to convey peace and hope in the future. >> with this historic visit to the memorial park and museum, kerry becomes the most senior official to pay his respects. it is a stunning display, a gutwrenching display. it tugs at all your sensibilities as a human being. it reminds everybody of the
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extraordinary complexity of choices in war and what war does to people, to communities, to countries, to the world. the u.s. has never apologized for dropping atomic bombs on japan, but john kerry says there is much to learn from the past. in a joint statement, he and other leaders called for a world free from nuclear weapons, meaning that efforts should focus on stopping their proliferation without destroying existing stocks. government officials say president barack obama could also visit hiroshima in may, which would make him the first ever serving u.s. president to come to the memorial. recognizeresidence the significance of kerry's visit. >> as a hiroshima resident, i am proud that so many people came to see what is going on.
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i am also happy so many people are thinking about peace. reporter: japan and the u.s. are both seeking to maintain strong ties over concerns about china's increasing assertiveness and territorial disputes across east asia. anchor: look into the presidential race now. donald trump has been complaining that the voting system is unfair to nonestablishment candidates. probably the only opinion he --res with the democratic the democratic party contender bernie sanders. superdelegates are playing a super -- are playing a role in the election. reporter: bernie sanders is on a winning streak. the self-described democratic socialist has come out on top in just shy of half the states that have held primaries or caucuses so far. saturday, he won wyoming. sen. sanders: we have won eight
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out of nine. we look forward to new york and other states as well. we have a path to victory and our intention is to win the democratic nomination and the general election. -- with: with the state each state comes delegates. the candidate who wants to represent the democratic party needs 2383. in total. soders has garnered 1086 far, but clinton outpaces him by more than 200, not counting superdelegates. a specialty of the democratic party, superdelegates are high-ranking party members who get to add their voice as individuals. their voice isn't bound by the majority in their state. 60% of all total delegates are superdelegates this year -- 16% of all total delegates are superdelegates. sanders has the support of only 31. the common thinking goes that
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superdelegates give their vote to the front runner, changing their minds as the race unfolds. as the vermont senator picks up more states, his supporters are frustrated that more aren't switching their allegiance. he is decided to take matters into his own hands, setting up a website with the lists of superdelegates with contact information, inviting supporters to lobby individual superdelegates to get their vote. anchor: police in the u.s. are appealing for public help in an unusual criminal case, a man who broke into a fast food joint and cooked himself some food. gular was caught on this footage. he is seen grilling up cheeseburgrgers and is said to have stolen a bottle of water. it is not the biggest break in in history, but investigators are treating it as burglary and offering a $1000 reward at least to the cheeky chef arrest.
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pasts just gone quarter 9:00. he faced a grilling in parliament and hit back. britain's prime minister fielding questions over his family's involvement in offshore funds listed in the panama papers leak. fledgling cease-fire breached by schilling and gunfire, but officially holding for now at the united nations says millions of yemenis are facing a humanitarian crisis. half a billion euros worth of concessions. the french prime minister making overtures to protect those angry with plans to reform labor laws in france. more on that later on. right now, you've got some news 'sr us about britain
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struggling steel industry? reporter: good news, actually. jobs appear to be saved as thebull capital bought european long products business for what it describes as a nominal fee. the business will be rebranded as british steel. staff will be asked to accept a temporary pay cut. last month, the indian-based company said it was pulling out of its british operations. the company has been under pressure to find a buyer. they will now turn to wales, where the u.k.'s largest steelworks is. they will consider co-investing with an outside buyer, but they will not nationalize it.
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of peopleousands whose livelihood depends on that plan, there is more at stake than just steel. our correspondents have been visiting port talbot. reporter: an industry that build an empire. the future of british steel is under threat. port albert. most customers in this cafe work plants. if the furnace is here are allowed to go cold, the local economy will, too. >> there is nothing else in the area for us. just for everything. reporter: national radio has come to this cafe. furnaces,last particularly the new one, is the most efficient in europe. reporter: when he is not working at the plant, graham roland
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trains. >> my father was a steel worker. it is a bad thing not to see smoke coming from the site, and steam. i have seen it all my life. -- reporter: this local member of parliament blames the conservative government for doing too little, too late. >> is good to see they are finally waking up to what needs to be done. it means some injection of financial assistance, it means assistance with things like the pension fund so that tata can keep operating and we have the longest possible time to find a responsible buyer. to see howt is hard the largest industrial site in the u.k. could survi without some government intervention. anchor: a quick look at how the
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markets are faring this monday. the european indices, slightly in the red. frankfurt with a little better finish to their sector. the banking sector, in particular, rallying. is trending slightly higher. the dow jumped earlier in the sessions but pared back those gains a little bit. oil prices are once again very much in focus this week as the opec oil producers cartel discusses its output levels. crude has closed above $40 per barrel for the first time in about three weeks. international brent crude also hit a four month high. let's turn to some of the other business headlines. the owner of the u.k.'s "daily mail" newspaper is considering a bid for yahoo!'s news.
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it is confirmed he would join a number of diverse companies which are reported to include the telecoms giant verizon. an april 18 deadline for pulmonary offers. marissa mayer is trying to pare down yahoo!'s struggling business. goldman sachs has agreed to play my -- agreed to pay more than $5 million because it -- because of the claim that it misled mortgage investors during the financial crisis. the bank admitted wrongdoing for the first time, agreeing to the list that described how much the firm new about risky investments. the settlement is part of the government's efforts to hold wall street accountable for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. a fresh bid to end a month-long deadlock with credit unions over a controversial cost-cutting
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program. the airline is asking the pilots to accept a cut in pay and fly 5% to 10% more hours, but they agreed to hire more staff. they had until early may to respond. greece is back at the negotiating table, trying to convince international creditors that its reforms have gone far enough. on monday, the prime ministers of greek and portugal issued a joint statement criticizing the austerity and calling for a change of course. greek prime minister alexis tsipras is still trying to secure a new deal by may. reporter: the uphill battle continues for alexis tsipras. athens needs its creditors to sign off, but 10 hours of negotiations between the greek government and creditors over the weekend came to nothing. the greek prime minister, on monday, pointed the finger at the imf for not learning from
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past policy mistakes. that thoseparadox who admitted these policies were a mistake and it on making the mistakes again. reporter: the main sticking points are pension system reforms and regulating nonperforming loans. tsipras's government is reluctant to put the measures into effect. and 86 billion dollar bailout deal last summer in exchange for reforms. if athens holds up its end of the bargain, they will give the green light on the review, unlocking up to 5 billion euros in aid. >> we will find a solution in the next few weeks. but, that has nothing to do with debt relief. greece has to do more to find a way to make its economy competitive. more must be done, and this needs to be explained again and again to the greek people. reporter: without relief of
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greece's debt, which represents 180% of the country's gdp. anchor: finally, to buy is looking to break its own record. already home to the world's tallest building, the government developer of that skyscraper is now planning yet another taller tower. billion-dollar project is not going to be a traditional skyscraper. it will be a spire supported by cables. it will feature restaurants, a hotel, and garden observation decks. >> it probably doesn't get cloudy or foggy there very often. >> in the tops of the clouds, quite cool. anchor: time for a short break.
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