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catherine n.: it is not :00 p.m. in paris. you are watching "live from p.m. in- it is 9:00 paris. you are watching "live from paris." a new mayor for london, among a host of other elections being held all around the u.k. forces reporting a raid on a camp that is near the turkish border. we will bring you the latest.
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turkey's prime minister announces he is stepping down from office after rumors of tension with the president, recep tayyip erdogan. let's take you first to the middle east. monitors in syria claiming that air raids on a displaced people's camp have left at least 28 people dead. this being reported to us by the syrian observatory for human rights. let's get the latest with our correspondent who joins us live from beirut. what more can you tell us about these reported raids on this camp? monitors,e are two the syrian observatory for human rights and a local committee, who are saying that at least 28
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people were killed in an airstrike. it's not clear by whom, either syrian or russian air force. - an is in a camp - internally displaced persons camp, about 20 kilometers west of aleppo and 20 kilometers north of it live -- of idlib. very close to the turkish border. there are a large number of internally displaced people in this part of the country, who fled violence in other places, notably aleppo to the east, and found themselves pretty much trapped in these areas, longer able to moving front lines and airstrikes, such as the one we are talking about now. that is largely because they are unable to cross the turkish border. the turks are no longer allowing
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the syrian refugees to cross the border, except in very serious cases of medical need. catherine n.: this, of course, comes a few hours after a new truce in aleppo gave new hope that fighting in syria might be lessening. those folks looking rather -- those hopes looking rather threadbare. adam: it's only an isolated aleppo, adding to the other isolated truces. we are talking about in aleppo came into effect in the early hours of today, thursday morning. so far, it does seem to have held, more or less. there was a report of one person having been killed from the rebels in the government-held part of town. there was a report of government airstrikes north of the city, but not within the populated part of the actual city. shops were open today.
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people were able to leave their houses and move around freely. there were some signs of hope. violence elsewhere could well affect the situation in aleppo. one of the things the opposition or many of the opposition groups, the high negotiating committee has said they would like to see a truce nationwide, for exactly the reason we were just talking about. for instance, this airstrike which killed at least 28 people in this ca near the turkishmp -- this camp near the turkish border. catherine n.: the white house has been getting some reaction, saying there is no justifiable excuse for carrying out an airstrike against innocent civilians. it has also said these deadly strikes on the camp underscore the difficulty of establishing a safe zone for civilians. we will bring you any more
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updates as we get them here at "france 24." let's look across the channel to the u.k. one of the biggest jobs in british politics is up for grabs, mayor of london. it's expected to go to either the son of a billionaire for the son of a bus driver. the two front runners heading into today's poll -- regional and local elections underway across much of england, scotland, and wales. they are seen as important bellwethers of where the public stands on membership in the eu. emma james has been taking a closer look at the issues. -- labour party has been having a difficult week. party leader jeremy corbyn is feeling the heat. jeremy: we are doing our very best. it's all going very well.
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emma: accusations of anti-semitism have dominated the run-up to these elections. n has notcs say corby acted quickly enough. across the u k, the opposition party is expected to suffer losses, even in some of its traditional strongholds. scotland is now dominated by the scottish national party. losesor loses -- labour too much ground elsewhere, jeremy corbyn could face a challenge to his leadership. the 45-year-old son of an immigrant bus driver would be the first muslim to hold the post. smith is looking to keep the conservatives in control of the capital. boris johnson is widely tipped to be the next leader of the conservative party.
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>> [indiscernible] goes to the polls again in less than two months. on june 23, voters will be deciding the country's future in the eu. let's take a look with our left wing -- with a commentator and columnist. the mayor of london election, in most recent polls, labour's sadiq kha wasn a clear front-runner. >> the polls which have been taken since the row exploded suggest he has kept, even increased, his lead. he has such a huge lead. if he does not win, it will be
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regarded publicly as the end of the polling industry in britain. last year, the polls were wrong. they were not anywhere near that wrong. huge lead for the labour candidate. zac goldsmith has run a pretty outrageous campaign, based on dog whistle, anti-muslim -- he received death threats for supporting equal marriage for lgbt marpeople. he has spoken repeatedly against anti-semitism, but they have tried to link him to islamist partlysts and radicals, for his work previously as a human rights lawyer. it's been a very dirty campaign.
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commentatortive said it was the most repulsive campaign he had witnessed. a former conservative parliamentary candidate has called the campaign racist and urged conservative supporters to vote labour in protest. pee hasvative condemnedr the campaign as well. this is not just from the likes of mthe left. there is a broad consensus that this is a campaign orchestrated from the top of the conservative party, which has deliberately tried to exploit anti-muslim prejudice in the capital. we will see if it has an impact. i hope not. there is always that question mark. catherine n.: polls out for the
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general election. th'sou said, zac goldsmi campaign has proved controversial. the conservative party also facing turmoil over the european referendum. prime minister david cameron campaigning to stay in, but many in his own party campaigning to leave. how damaging do you think all of this could prove to be for the conservative party? >> the conservative party has a huge split. a lot of conservatives -- conservative politicians, for some of them, this is what really hits the ribbons in politics. i suppose many are furious that the leadership is trying to win by a campaign of fear. i would argue they have waged their own campaign of fear. schism within the
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conservative party. i think that will most likely play out after the referendum in june. where,d have a situation as you saw in scotland, that referendum, scotland voted to stay in the united kingdom, but it was 55/45, and that has not settled the issue. you can see that within the conservative party. there have been all sorts of schisms. the resignation of duncan smith, for example. they have huge problems, no question about it. the media has been so focused on the labour party. at the moment, the story on the eve of the election, labour has its own division. catherine n.: there are other elections taking place, regional and local elections across england and scotland. these more regional elections, we tend to see the smaller parties coming through.
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with all this debate coming on about whether or not to stay in the european union, many see the u.k. independence party making gains. would you see the -- would you agree with that assessment? in the general election when they got only 4 million votes. they got less than 4 million votes. they only got one parliamentary seat. election in britain in the north, in which it was expected ukip could do very well, and they actually went backwards. it's a big question about whether ukip can exploit the moment. ukip have stagnated. they have their own internal battles. there is a huge battle going on between the lean your -- the le ader and --
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one thing about political parties in britain at the moment, disunity and division are not specific to any one party. catherine n.: plenty of elections, plenty of results to come in. thank you for giving us your nes,t of view, owen jo journalist and author. the turkish prime minister announced he is stepping down from office. this, after weeks of rumors swirling that his relationship with the country's president has grown increasingly tense. faultlines,ifting shaking the upper echelons of turkish leadership. -- is talks could not the prime minister is stepping down, muscled down by the ruling ak party, following weeks of tayyip erd president ogan. >> i'm not planning on becoming
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a nominee. our party will participate in the convention with unity and solidarity. there is no question that the party's destiny is not just that of the party. it's intertwined with the destiny of turkey and of our beloved region. reporter: some fear the exit will tighten erdogan's grip on power. the president already runs the army and parliament and now has more control over the state than anyone in turkey's modern democratic history. >> this was a surprising development, but it was also expected. it was obvious there would be a rift. the president wants to introduce an executive presidency, so he tried to get rid of every obstacle in the way. reporter: regarded by some as the more liberal voice of turkey, java told luke was -- a key negotiator in the deal that erdogan
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threatened to derail if his demands were not met. in a move that would strengthen his power base, erdogan is arengthening his bid for presidential system. turkey could now face an early election. catherine n.: a tunnel has been discovered between the gaza strip and israel, the israeli government claiming it was built by palestinians to carry out attacks. israel has announced it launched saying it wass, responding to mortar fire. reporter: blown apart in a branded aemolition, terrorist infrastructure site by israel, this company in the gaza strip, specializing in building and drilling, has landed in the crosshairs. it was one of four targets hit by israeli airstrikes thursday,
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aimed at debilitating suspected tunnels stretching across the border. israel is hitting at the foundation of civilian life on the strip. >> those trucks were not used for military purposes. they have nothing to do with that. our vehicles were used in construction sites in the gaza strip. they were there to construct buildings and their foundations. reporter: the south of gaza was also hit wednesday. israel says it bombarded five hamas-operated sites in the area in response to mortar shells fired towards its forces. were no israeli forces armed, this is really raid injured four -- this israeli raid injured four. escalation has been described as the most serious since the 2014 israeli war on gaza that killed more than 2000
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people, mostly palestinians. leader of a: the push to impeach the president of brazil has been suspended from his job as leader of the lower house of congress. most one of the country's powerful politicians, but he is reviled by many for numerous corruption allegations, including that he has accepted bribes. this comes as president dilma rousseff is seen as being just days away from being suspended from offense under claims that she fiddled with the national budget. mr. cunha is second in line to replace her if that were to happen. claire williams reports. claire: the man who led the drive to in peach president dilma rousseff found himself in hot water. from has been suspended his position as speaker of the lower house of parliament. rousseff's lawyer welcomed the news. >> why was he suspended?
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because he used his position to prevent and obstruct an investigation, because he used his position to misuse his power. because he used his position when there was evidence he had misused public money so that claims would not go forward. claire: he is accused of obstructing an investigation into claims he took one million euros worth of bribes. countries -- companies that wanted oil firms -- oil contracts with the state firm, like petrobras. he met with lawyers to discuss an appeal. >> is going to stay here. he will follow the high court judgment. after that, he would decide what to do. now, he is in a meeting with his lawyers to work out how he will appeal.
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claire: the latest twist in brazil's political crisis comes a week before the senate votes on rousseff's impeachment. if the majority vote is in favor, she will be suspended for 180 days. according to the constitution, her vice president would become interim president. as speaker of the lower house, cunha had been third in line to take over if rousseff is impeached. catherine n.: all right. coming up to 9:20 in the evening here in paris. time for a look at the business news with markus karlsson. first up, we are looking at that rather worrying situation in alberta, canada, those wildfires continuing to rage, and the fallout for the oil industry. that wildfire has grown in size in the past 24 hours or so.
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it's having an impact on oil markets. this as the fire is ranging -- raging new the heart of alberta's oilsands industry. although oil facilities are not directly in the path of the fire, several firms have curbed their production. delano d'souza has more details. canada's leading experts is at stake. forced evacuations have led to the shutdown of nearly 800,000 barrels of crude production at major energy producers, including royal dutch shell. the province of alberta plays a vital role in the canadian economy. it is in the city of fort mcmurray where nearly half of the barrels of oil produced in the country come from. canada ranks fifth in the world in terms of oil production, and oilsands where fort mcmurray sets have been dubbed the country's greatest buried
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treasure. oil sand is a naturally occurring petrochemical. it can be transformed into other petroleum products. the oil boom has resulted in fort mcmurray's household income being the largest in canada. recently, lower oil prices have unemploymentwn's rate up to nearly 10%. the wildfires risk placing an industry that has been grappling with falling prices into even further uncertainty. fight --.k. banks our facing higher risks ahead of britain's brexit referendum. lenders are facing reduced business volumes as investors take their foot off of the pedal ahead of the vote in june. moody's says that borrowing costs for u.k. lenders could rise, as there may be less money around to borrow before the issue is settled. now, the debate whether or not the u.k. should leave the eu
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continues, meanwhile. japan's prime minister is the latest international leader to wade into it. shinzo abe says a brexit will make the u.k. less attractive for japanese investors. he has been talking with his british counterpart, david cameron, during a visit to london. around 1000 japanese companies employ 140,000 people in the u.k. japaneseany of the companies set up their operations in the u.k. precisely because the u.k. is a gateway to the eu. leave would make u.k. less attractive as a destination for japanese investments. markus: we are going to take a look at stock markets next. and american shares started in positive territory, but those gains have fizzled out in the past two, three hours or so,
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with the dow jones industrial average down about 2/10 of 1%. the gains have fizzled as oil prices have come off of their previous highs. at first in the session, we saw oil prices heading higher on those canadian what -- wildfires and supply concerns out of libya. we have seen the oil prices come down from their previous highs, which means that energy shares have also come down from previous highs, which means that the american stock markets have come down into negative toward lori -- negative territory. still some caution ahead of the u.s. jobs report, which is coming out for the month of april, on friday. investors are essentially waiting to see whether or not the u.s. economy continues to create jobs at the quite rapid pace it has been in the past few months or so. let's talk you through the european close, where we saw a stabilization of sorts after two
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days of heavy losses. the frankfurt dax and the london ftse 100 ended above the flatline. the cac 40 in paris dropped by about 8/10 of 1%. we saw energy shares doing particularly well in europe, as we saw oil prices had higher during the european trading day duringprices head higher the european trading day. a hot topic in france. there is a debate brewing over the country of executive pay. shareholders in several major companies have rebelled against management, criticizing compensation policies for being too generous. the french government has also stepped in, urging the ceo of ynault, fore instance, to reconsider his compensation. euros if the0,000 company he manages reaches its profit targets.
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more thanf sanofi, half of its shareholders approve of his paycheck, but not all. this is insane. this salary makes no sense when you think of what most people earn and the fact that so many are unemployed. shirli: shareholders have been questioning the growing amount given to chief executives. a few days ago, shareholders of reynault -- renault voted for the first time against its pay packages, but the board approved it anyway, prompting criticism across the political spectrum. finance minister emmanuel macron said that mp's may have to regulate and limit it. >> if the companies they manage make money, if the ceos modernize them and launch major projects, it's only natural to give them significant pay. shirli: on average, chief
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executives in germany and the u.k. get more money than french ones. the problem is that their salaries keep increasing, even when the prophets do not. -- the profits do not. the profits of companies have ceo down by 6.8%, but salaries have gone up by more than 11%, while most people's salaries have not moved. tarkus: the chinese interne retailer, alibaba, has reported a near 200% jump in full-year earnings. net income came in at 71 billion yuan. rapid growth,en but it is facing challenges as economic growth in its chinese home market slows down. the chief executive of disney, bob geiger -- bob iger, has paid a visit to chinese president xi
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jinping. xi also took the opportunity to talk about trade, saying that, thus far, the potential for economic cooperation between china and the u.s. is --
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