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carerine n.: it is not a p.m. in paris. you are watching "live from p.m. inn -- it is 9:00 paris. you're watching "live from paris ." colleagues are connie has been linked to the recent attacks in brussels and in paris -- kelly zerkani -- khalid zerkani has been linked to the recent attacks in brussels and in paris. jeremy corbyn making a major thish on the brexit issue, with 10 weeks ago on the referendum. go on thes to
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referendum. hundreds of people marching nigeria to put new pressure on the government to find that rls kidnapped by boko haram two years ago. this, after a video appears to show proof of life of the hostages. thanks for joining us. a belgian man who has been described as the biggest recruiter of jihadists belgium has never known -- ever known has been handed a 15-year jail sentence. found guilty of recruiting dozens of people, including recent suspects in the brussels and paris attacks. 42-year-old was the man who called for this hearing today at the belgian court of
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appeals. he was carrying out his 12-year sentence he was given last year for radicalizing and sharing extreme ideology among what the prosecutor called "naïve gitators and fragile youth." he was given a sentence of 12 years and put into a prison with --ir first the radicalizing de-radicalizing center. he insisted he was not the jihadi. he wanted to have this hearing to make him a freeman or have his sentence shortened. but the judge read out a number of things about kevin zerkani, his links to the islamic state -- caitlin zerkani -- khalid zerkani, and his links to the islamic state. he helped recruit people to fight with the islamic state.
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he was sentenced up to 15 years in prison. he is the man who is linked to a number of those suspects and perpetrators of both the brussels and paris attacks. -- najim nazareth laachraoui and reda kriket. catherine n.: judges have resentenced a moroccan woman. what can you tell us about her? reporter: she is a middle-aged woman of moroccan descent. she was also charged and arrested two years ago. during that same trial when khalid zerkani was given his 12-year sentence, she was given but aence of eight years, belgian judge said today that sentence was not severe enough and has given her 15 years. when not announcement was made, a number of her children who were in the room burst -- when that announcement was made, a number of her children who were
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in the room burst into tears. she has been charged with links to a terrorist organization. she is known to have gone to syria to join islamic state with a number of her children and her sister, as well, who was given a four-year sentence by the court of appeals for financing the terrorist organization. the majorn.: one of proposals to emerge in the wake of the paris and brussels attacks has today been approved by the european parliament. the keeping of a passenger name record for airline travelers. under the plan, the eu would keep large amounts of passenger data, which could be shared between countries. reporter: once the pnr, passenger name record, is put in place, those applying to, from, or through europe will have their flight information to,sferred -- those flying from, or through europe will have their flight information transferred.
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it will include many personal details. the goal is to detect people who may be involved in terrorism -- terrorist activities. >> by collecting and sharing the same information across the eu, we make data comparable and relevant. down the lengthy delays of exchanging information through bilateral agreements, allowing for a next deviancy which -- for the next deviancy expediency which is -- reporter: the french prime minister has called on mp's to vote for the directive, which will have two years to turn into law. >> i think the european pnr offers us another way that could prove effective in the fight against terrorism. reporter: but many criticize the initiative. they say it violates privacy and will not fully protect europe's citizens. france -- ins in
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recent attacks in france and belgium, the terrorists did not travel by plane. the pnr would not have stopped them. other critics say the european version of the pnr does not go far enough. each country will have its own register and will be obligated to share information. catherine n.: police and mainly student protesters have faced off in, at times, violent clashes in paris. around 1700 demonstrators were out today in the city to continue to call for labor law reforms to be canceled or watered down. at least six people were arrested here in paris. police using batons and pepper spray to control some of the crowds. many of the demonstrators insist they will keep rallying until they get the concessions they want from the government. take a listen. >> we are protesting against the labor reforms, the strategy to divide us. the youth have said one thing for a month now -- "scrap these labor reforms."
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we are rallying together. we are not going anywhere. catherine n.: the french president, speaking live on tv, said the labor law reforms will not be canceled, but modifications could be possible. should stay in the european union, warts and all, so said the leader of the main opposition party today, jeremy corbyn, making his first major intervention in the debate, ahead of a referendum on june 23. the latest official position is that the country should stay in. --eral neighbor mp's are here is our london correspondent. >> that is a criticism that is very often leveled at jeremy corbyn, with good cause, because it is -- has a various statements he has made since he has been an mp. he is often criticized for being a reluctant european.
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today was a very formal, long-awaited speech, not passionate one in that sense, but where he showed action was in the q&a session afterwards. when he was asked why he had been converted to the eu cause, he said, after speaking so many times against the eu or voting against joining that you back in 1975, during the last referendum -- he said the labour party and trade unions had overwhelmingly decided to back eu membership. particularly, this sentence, "you cannot build a better world unless you engage with the world, who -- build allies, and deliver change. the eu, warts and all, has proved itself to be a crucial international framework to do that." underlined the fact that there are greater protections of workers rights, environmental standards, and
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consumer safeguards as a result of the u.k. belonging to the eu. that's why he believes that british voters should vote to june 23. the eu on catherine n.: moving across to nigeria, where hundreds of people have marched today to call on authorities to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by boko haram. the militants reportedly released a video showing proof of life of some of those taken two years ago from a school in chibok. of girls are among thousands people taken hostage over the last six years by boko haram. they were the subject of the #bringbackourgirls campaign. more on the latest development. reporter: the first proof of life video. after two years of captivity and nowhere from the schoolgirls. these images are thought to have been taken back in december. they show 15 young women in head to toe veils.
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all hostages of boko haram. the nigerian terrorist group objected to hundred 76 girls from this school on april 14, girls fromucted 276 this school on april 14, 2014. some are thought to have been radicalized were taken as wives. their parents are still waiting for answers. get allow we will not of them, but we want to see even one. they can tell us what happened to the others. reporter: after the abduction, under the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, a movement was born. political leaders and celebrities voiced their outrage. activists walked around, time red ribbons on trees in honor of the chibok
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girls. they are demanding the government ramp up efforts to find the hostages and to defeat boko haram. >> we want the world to stay with us. >> we are still crying out for the government to rescue those girls for us. aroundr: since 2014, 2000 girls and boys have been inducted -- abducted by boko haram to be used as sex slaves, fighters, and suicide bomber's. -- bombers. catherine n.: a medical breakthrough that could potentially allow some paralyzed people to regain some of their independence. a paralyzed man in the u.s. has been able to use one of his hands for the first time thanks to a medical device. shirley said on -- shirli has more. adults dost american
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these things every day, but not even -- ian burkhart. for someone like him, picking up a revolutionary achievement. his arms and legs have been paralyzed for years. new technology has allowed him to become the first paralyzed man to use his own hand. >> when we first took everything hooked everything up, it was a big shock. i had moved for about -- had not moved my hand for about 3 1/2 years. the biggest dream would be to get movement in both of my hands back. shirli: a new device bypasses the spinal cord. scientists placed a chip on his brain's motor cortex. the chip transports messages to this -- transmits the message is to this can -- the messages to
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this computer, which determines which kinds of movement the patient wants to make. right now it is limited for laboratory use, but we hope that within a decade, with advances in research and collaboration across the world, we are able to have this technology more available for patients to use at home. shirli: the program could help many patients, including those who have suffered a stroke or brain injury -- millions of people who have been told they could never move again. catherine n.: incredible stuff. now moving on to some arts news. the director of a new film version of "the jungle book" has been speaking to "france 24" about why he took on the onerous task of remaking it. it is packed with special effects. it features the voices of scarlett johansson, idris elba, and bill murray.
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fromve also been hearing the actor who plays the boy, m owgli. can't learn to run with the pack one of these days -- run with the fact, one of these days, you will be someone's dinner. >> can you give us your best wolf howl? >> ok. owooooo! >> this is your first film. tell us how you got the part. >> i was just in my dance class. the teacher heard -- she said i would be very good for it, so i auditioned, and they really liked it. >> have you seen the film before? >> when i first heard about the audition, that's when i watched the older movie. >> did you feel a lot of pressure? >> i did not know when i first auditioned. if i knew that, there would have been a lot more pressure. come on, mowgli.
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>> i'm hoping baloo get ready for hibernation. >> bears don't hibernate in the jungle. >> why did you take on this challenge to remake "the jungle book"? >> whenever there is a leap in technology, it offers the opportunity to retell the story again. it's part of the hollywood tradition to tell stories over and over. we are always looking to our history to tell us what stories people connect with. i remember when i saw "gravity." that was not a film i would have chosen to see based on the subject matter, but it was the excitement surrounding the way the the filmmaker and technology worked together to present this immersive experience. as an audience member, i watched and i was very excited by what opportunities that style of filmmaking -- what opportunities they would offer.
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"avatar" gave me a very similar feeling. that's what engaged me. what can i do with this new technology? what type of story can i tell? the jungle was a place i hadn't seen explored using it yet. >> in the original film, there are elements that are now -- i was a bit scared that you weren't going to include some of those. how did you know what to leave and what to change? jon: when you are dealing with existing material, especially existing material that's the love like this, that -- that his beloved,that -- that's like this, that people grew up with, you have to figure out what to include and how to surprise people. i knew moments and images that were important to me would be important to the audience, too. i made an effort to incorporate the things that defined the
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film. reporter: like the music, the songs? jon: certain songs. i listed the things that i remembered without going back to view the film, knowing that if i remembered them, they were probably more important. i thought about baloo on the river. i remember "bare necessities." i remember the snake hypnotizing the boy. i remember when i was little, that was scary. i remember the temple, the collapse of king louis. i remember the elephants marching. that became a bit of a checklist, to make sure i incorporated those moments, then figuring out how many songs i could include without turning it into a musical. forbidden! >> run, mowgli! reporter: and you pretty much
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were acting on your own. how much make-believe did you have to do? neil: a lot. without an imagination, i don't think you could do this. you are talking to puppets. you have to imagine it is a big bear. reporter: did you have to have special training? neil: i had to do some parkour. it's running and jumping safely. if there is a log, you have to jump over it quickly, keep going, keep running. if there are tigers behind you, there would be a person behind me. they were like, ok, you have to act like i'm chasing you. i would do that. that's basically the same thing they did on set, too. it was like a guy in a blue mesh suit, and they would make that into an animal. reporter: you spend a lot of your film -- of the film in the underwear. what was that like?
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neil: it was a little cold sometimes, but it was very good. reporter: were there moments in the film where you were scared? neil: when i watched it, sometimes i was like,, whoa. but when i was filming, i was doing it. when you watch a scary movie, it's just a movie, it's not real. i was the -- faking it, so it wasn't scary so much, doing it. >> i will keep you safe. just you and me. sweet prince. >> who are you? ahh. catherine n.: i have to say i was a fan of the original, but that one looks pretty exciting, too. let's move on with some business news now. coming up to 9:29 with will hilderbrandt.
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let's start off with some very big news here in france. the french government deciding to put off for a few more weeks the decision to construct nuclear reactors in england. will: it's controversial project on either side of the channel. even the company that is supposedly going to build those reactors is divided on those issues. the government says it will decide in early may, but some people say this too complex and too costly and that they should instead be taking care of domestic reactors in france, including one that is running 7 billion euros over budget. julia kim has more. britain's side of first nuclear power plant since the fukushima disaster. they have yet to be built. some of the company's unions are warning against jumping the gun. questions remain about how safe and financially viable the reactors are. plansme reactor that edf
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to build at hinkley point is still under -- at hinckley point is still under construction elsewhere. >> building another nuclear reactor elsewhere in england is definitely premature. we need to take the time instead concentrate on this site -- instead to concentrate on this site. julia: it's already six years late and more than 11 billion euros over budget. the more we delay the operation on reactors in france, china, and finland, the more likely they will delay the decision to invest. needs another 20 billion euros to kick it into gear. board will decide
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whether to press ahead, but it is the french government that will have the final word. will: we will talk about french tech that is not home, but abroad. think of it like setting up of french silicon valley overseas. the french government has been pushing this initiative. today, it inaugurated its latest tech hub. let's cross to our correspondent in london, who is with a very important guest, the french minister of the digital economy. reporter: we obviously are with affairs,ter of digital and a very important time, during the referendum on the brexit -- what will be the impact of the brexit on all these french companies based here? it is difficult to see what
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the impact of a brexit would be. what i hear from those who created their companies -- the french entrepreneurs who created their companies based in london is that they are worried. they are worried. they trade a lot with france and the rest of europe. they are more powerful because they are part of that european union -- european community, especially when it comes to negotiating with others, such as the u.s. or china. so, there is a feeling of worry, i would say. reporter: you are here to launch the french digital tech hub in london. london is a city you know very well, because you were elected here as part of the french mp's. hub, andtant is this how does it work? axelle: i came to launch the london french tech hub. the french tech is a community
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startup. the state government decided to give them that label when they are members of this project. hubwe launched a different in france. there is such a diaspora. there are so many french entrepreneurs who live and work abroad that creating a network at the international level could also be very good for them, to create contacts, to find new businesses. created andwork was initiated by the entrepreneurs themselves. reporter: we talked to some of these members of your hub, young startup members, who are quite remarkable and what they are achieving -- quite remarkable in what they are achieving.
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what can he do in london that it what can in paris? -- it do in london that it cannot do in paris? axelle: we can change the perception of france. many integrators and accelerators of startups -- many innovators and accelerators of startups -- [indiscernible] we are telling the entrepreneurs who are abroad to also work with us in changing the perception of the country, because it is in their interest and in the interest of the country. france is becoming more and more attractive to foreign investors. reporter: thanks very much. maire, french minister for the digital economy. will: it's time to take a quick check on the markets. over to wall street, where banks have been helping boost the u.s. stocks. goldman sachs among the top
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gainers. the dow jones just above the flat line. the nasdaq nearly flat. tech having a bit of a hard day. s&p 500, just a little better. a similar story earlier in europe. the cac 40 closing up 0.4%. london's ftse closing just above the flat line. finally, if you ask any coin collector, they will tell you it's all about the details. many in germany were in a frenzy earlier. hundreds of people lined up, waiting to get their hands on the new five-euro coin. it has a translucent blue ring made of plastic. authorities say that makes it unenforceable -- unforgeable. it's collected as legal tender only in germany -- it is accepted as legal tender only in germany. catherine n.: maybe we will come up with our own version. thanks very much, will
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hilderbrandt. time for a short break. stay with us. more on our international top headlines coming up for you.
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