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obama urges s tougher gun conons in the wake of orlando's mass shooting. less common new clues suggesting the killer, who hated gays, may have been gay himself. britain moves toward brexit. opinion polls show brexit supporters taking the lead, which sent jitters through global stock markets. ♪ >> good to have you with us. tonight, france is once again at the center of europe's fight against islamic extremism. president friends while aland -- francois hollande said that the double stabbing was a terror
attack. this is emerging after a chilling video shows the suspect pledge of allegiance to the so-called islamic state. >> france had long dreaded in attack during the 2016 european football tournament. it was here where a french couple were killed in an apparent islamic attack. the killer stabbed a man outside his home late on thursday. he then barricaded himself inside the house with the man's partner in his young son. after a three hour siege, police stormed the building, killing the attacker and finding the woman dead but the boy unharmed. the killer has been identified as 25-year-old freshman larossi abballa, who had been previously convicted. he posted a video to facebook, and according to prosecutors,
sasaid he was acting under r the ordersrs of the islamic state. during negotiations with the police, the killer said he was a practicing muslim observing ramadan. he had pledged allegiance three weeks earlier to the leader of the islamic state, abubakar al-baghdadi, and believed in the killing of nonbelievers where they lived with their families. he threatened to blow everything up of the police officers came in the house. hours before the attack, a bala abballa -- abballa apparently showed up at h h local mososques to play. -- to pray. >> at sign yesterday. i said we're going to close and he left normally.
>> i don't know what was going on inside his head. to me, he was a regular yoyoung man like anyone else. i have nothing else to add. >> police searched abballa's home and other locations and the tape people close to him for questioning. they say the country is facing a significant terrorist threat. >> this was indisputably an act of terror. its perpetrator, who died in a shootout with police, clearly wanted his deed to be recognized as terrorism. >> french parliamentarians held a moment of silence for the murdered couple as the country deals with yet another terrorist related attack.
>> monday night, the attack came despite heightened security measures in france. the country has been under a heightened state of emergency since the attacks in paris last year. police are on the streets right now, guarding soccer fans at euro 2016, and authorities are battling angry workers in a labor dispute on top of everything. france's security services appear tonight to be spread dangerously thin. >> with flags at half mast and heavy security at public buildings, france is again on edge after an apparent islamist attack killed two police. >> is what they had allll dread, terror during the euro cup. the country has been in a state of emergency for over six months now. on t top of that, , nationwide protests have been going on
since the beginning of the year against the government's labor reforms. on tuesday, thousands of demonstrators again took to the streets. frenench security forces had thr hands full there, too. >> the police are startingng to get tired. they have been in action since the january 202015 attacks on charlie hebdo. after last year's attacks, we had to mobilize everything we had. now, of course, there is also euro 2016 with over one million fansns coming from abroad. 100,000 security forces have been deployed, more than ever before. >> it has been good fun, we haven't seen any trouble. it has been a really good time and we haven't felt unsafe whatsoever. >> you think twice before you go
out, go to use the metro. for example, we took a cab here because we didn't want to go to the metro. >> if you go with the intention that you're going to feel under pressure, you are not going to enjoy yourselves. the war goes on. you can't give in to these crazy people. >> protests, hooligans, and terror. francis security forces are working at full capacity. >> the u.s. republican presidential hopeful donald trump as again called for a ban on muslim struggling to america. it comes in the wake of last weekend's massacre in orlando. omar mateen, the gunmen who murdered 49 people at a nightclub on sunday, is being called a homegrown homophobe turned killer. now, witnesses are coming forward, saying that mateen was
a regular visitor to the gate nightclub that he attacked. -- to a gay nightclub that he attacked. >> mobile phone footage from inside orlando's pulse nightclub. the a woman, one of the 49 victims. police still analyzing mateen's motives. was it an act of terror, was it a personal struggle? witnesses say mateen was a regular at the nigightclub and also usesed gay dating apps. on with an assault rifle in hand gun n he unleashed a bloodbath inside the nightclub. >> we genuinely in the ground. i dragged my best friend, another girl, i dragged her down. shots were still going on. >> hospital doctors in orlando
say many of the injured are still fighting for their lives. at the news conference, another survivor describes how the attacker kept on shooting at the dead and wounded as they lay on the ground. >> i look over it he shoots the gun next to me. i'm just there laying down, i am thinking, i am at, i am dead. i don't know how, but, by the glory of god, he shoots toward my head but it hits my hand. reporter: in washington, president obama called on the opposition republicans to stop blocking efforts for gun control. pres. obama: make it harder for these terrorists to use weapons to kill us. otherwise, despite extraordinary efforts across our government, by local law enforcement, by intelligence agencies, military,
despite all the sacrifices that folks make, these kind of events are going to keep on happening. reporter: the motive for this act of extreme violence isn't yet fully clear. what is for certain is that omar mateen was driven by hate. meanwhile, across the world, many people have joined together to simply stand against that hate. ♪ >> amazing grace >> let's pull in our correspondent. there are so many forces that are converging here in this story. we talk about terrorism, we talk about hate speech, we talk about religion, extremism. let's look at u.s. terrorism policy to begin with. following orlando, can you
foresee any type of changes coming to the way the u.s. deals with terrorism? >> probably not, on the international level at least. president obama came out today saying that the primary goal of this country is to continue to lead an international coalition to defeat isil in syria and iraq. they will probably be nothing he will change of his strategy. on the other hand, the question is how do you prevent homegrown terror. these are u.s. citizens radicalized on the internet. they don't necessarily belong to any particular group. this is much more complicated. how do you address it without becoming a police state? >> an excellent question. how you get a grasp on gun control in the united states? yesterday, we had someone on the program who advocates stricter
gun control. you really have the sense that they don't have any answers except to change congress. do you think obama will get what he wants before his time is over next what happened in orlando? >> interestingly enough, today, in congress, there was a little bit of a protest. paul ryan, the speaker of the house, put some bills to vote, but finally the democrats said, let us get a vote on three bills that are out there asking for a ban on semiautomatic weapons. the speaker refuses to put these bills out for a vote. there is a little bit of movement. there is a so-called no-fly list in this country, which means that there are people's names on a list which means they are too
dangerous to enter an airplane, and yet they are able to purchase guns in this country legally. >> it will be interesting to see if the no-fly list and the who can buy a gun list merge after all this as well. now, to some of the other stories making headlines. flash floods have left parts of southern romania inundated. heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, washing muddy water into homes and gardens. authorities say that residents are being relocated to higher ground and that waters may continue to rise. nato says it is strengthening its defenses in the east and what it describes as the biggest reinforcement since the end of the cold war. the nato secretary-general said the alliance wants to keep all
possible contacts open with moscow to avoid any possible confrontation. sports now, in the european championship. hungary, who are playing their first championship in 30 years, got a surprise win against their rivals austria. both sides failed to score in the first half. just after the hour mark, the ball in the back of the net. tempers flare moments later after an austrian was sent off after a hard foul. they gave up a final goal to steiber in the final minutes. you wait but has -- russian fans
>> welcome back. french police say the man who murdered to lice officials near paris posted a video of the attack on line. president francois hollande saying there is no doubt there -- no doubt the attack was a terrorist attack. larossi abballa had pledged allegiance to the so-called islamic state. the leave campaign in britain's
eu recommended -- eu referendum has been growing in polls. it has also been given a boost by the country's biggest selling newspaper. "the sun" today announced its support for the brexit. that creates fears for u.k. citizens who live outside the u.k. we spoke to residents in berlin about what brexit might mean for them. >> arthur taylor vince the image of an ideal european. born in england, he owns a business in germany and his partner is from finland. his british passport is a problem. if the brexit referendum passes, he would no longer be an eu citizen. he would need to apply to both work and residency permits, even knowing of their business with
over 30 staff. >> it is frightening to know that my fate and the fate of the people that work here depends on people who aren't in -- aren't even aware of what we're doing, necessarily. >> that is why arthur is trying to figure out how to get a german passport. he only has is, it is important for his son, chester. at least the -- at least one of chester's parents needs a passport, and his mother is indonesian. chester doesn't understand why many people in england want to leave the eu. >> i think they said because europe diminishes its own strength or something like that. i think there is no reason for england to leave europe. >> gordon moved to berlin from london over 18 years ago to work as a music producer. he had endless forms to fill out to fit the german naturalization
requirements. he says the debate has been tainted by londodon mayor boris johnson comparing the eu to the not the regime. -- the n regimeazi -- the nazi regime. >> has evolved into entertainment, and the people whose voices are loudest will carry the day. >> almost all of them here are thinking about applying for german citizenship. >> once i heard about the referendum, i worried about my status here. i apply for citizenship and got it a couple of months ago. >> eu rights are more important to meet than the benefits of having a british passport. >> arthur is starting to think the same way. >> i don't think it would make any sense at all for me to try
to hold onto citizenship of a country that has decided they don't want to be part of europe. >> as it is and decides whether to leave the eu, some citizens abroad are taking leave of their british citizenship. >> nervousness ahead of the possible brexit showing in the financial markets. >> a lot of red numbers. the anxiety has distorted repercussions. today, for the first time ever, yielelds of german 10 year bonds have fallen below zero two as low as 0.0028%, to be precise. that means investors are giving him money to put it into german bonds that are considered a relatively safe investment. meanwhile, the british pound and the euro lost further ground against the u.s. dollar tuesday, and stocks continued their
selloff. >> investors are getting out of equities while the getting's good, and they are putting their money into german bonds. the money is at least viewed as secure. yields on german funds have been dropping as demand goes up. on tuesday, they fell below zero for the first time. >> now that the brexit situation is making people so desperate for a situation that they are taking into account even getting a negative return on their money. that is extra demand. we will see how long that stays in there. >> shares declined on wall street. the u.s. central bank wants to raise rates, but supporters say this is unlikely with the growing chance for a brexit in britain. >> let's bring in our wall street correspondent in new york. european markets under heavy pressure there.
why are investors in the u.s. still relatively calm? trade is not as important as many european -- the issue possible under brexit's first the european markets. but, the markets and the global economy are intertwined. if europe gets into deeper trouble, that will be felt on this side of the atlantic. >> let's say there is a brexit.
with all the turmoil and uncertainty on european markets, would not be more money flowing towards wall street as well? jens: that is actually what i am hearing quite a bit here from traders and also from economists. the money needs to go someplace, and that actually could be new york. that also might explain, to a certain degree, whether will -- why the losses we have seen on wall street are limited, left and we have seen in the german and also the other european markets. >> the federal open market committee has started its two-day meeting. investors see almost no chance of a further hike in interest rates. is the fed also feeling the brexit angst? jens: that might play into it to
a certain degree, even if fed members have mentioned, their decision doesn't depend on the vote on the brexit next week. just recently, the job data for may were what's worse -- were much worse than expected. that is why the fed will wait at least another month to get one more job report. maybe july could still be in the cards. but in the meeting on wednesday, nothing is going to happen. actually, most expectations are that the federal reserve will wait even longer, mayaybe until september. maybe even we have to wait until december before the federal reserve gets ready to raise rates again. >> how to get more people behind the stay in the eu campaign?
that is the question at david cameron and his cabinet have been asking themselves or quite a while now. one option, less earnest money for eu immigrants. the government wants to limit welfare payments to foreign eu citizens living in britain. tuesday, the european court of justice ruled that london can introduce the controversial plan. >> polish workers on a construction site in london are earning much more than they would at home. but they are not always welcome here, especially if they also collect benefit payments. the government is sensitive to the issue, so it is making some changes to pacify the country's eurosceptics. under the new scheme, eu immigrants have to wait before getting social benefits. and, child support will be matched with what they would get back at home. and, eu citizens would be granted only three months to
find a job. the british prime minister believes immigration can be addressed by staying within the eu. >> some people coming to britain today are able to get 10,000 pounds or more in year one on benefits. i think that is a good way of controlling benefits. i don't think you solve immigration problems by seeing unemployment go up, tax revenues come down, potential cuts to all public services. those are all risks we shouldn't take. >> with only days before the june 23 referendum, cameron is promoting britain's future within the eu as it is political career depended upon it. >> venezuela is purportedly in talks with china to defer payments on a oil for loans deal.
this may allow venezuela to make some of its upcoming bond payments. venezuela borrowed more than $50 billion from china years ago and the deal was to pay it off in oil sales. oil prices has made the deal impossible to meet. it has also triggered massive food shortages. the crisis is threatening the government of president nicolas mindoro. >> we're going to take a short break and then i will be back to take you through the day.
>> welcome back. you are watching " live from paris" on "france 24" with me, laura cellier. france really from the first attack on its soil since a state of emergency was to cut months ago. the couple's three-year-old child survived the attack. confusion over the motives of the orlando shooter as witnesses say he was a regular at the gay bar he attacked a sunday night. this as president obama attacks donald trump for what he calls anti-muslim rhetoric. dozens of people injured as protests