>> here in the french capital, you are watching live from paris on france 24. these are our top stories. top nd void -- austria's court declares last month's election to have -- to be invalid, after complaints by a right-wing candidate who lost by a whisper. remembering the dead -- the french president and members of the british royal family gather in northern france to remember the battle f the somme.
good evening. we begin in the bangladesh capital amid ports -- reports of an arrest after an attack in dhaka. dash dhaka. it's understood that the restaurant is frequented by locals and foreigners and a massive gun battle is said to be ongoing between attackers and security forces. here's what the u.s. state department had to say about it a few moments ago. >> the situation is ongoing. obviously too early for us to say who is involved, motivation, any of that stuff. it's unfolding right now and we
will obviously update you. >> of course, bangladesh has seen a wave of attacks in recent months. outspoken bloggers, people from -- from religious minorities and others have been attacked, even killed with match et es. the all of theryan court announced that it has annulled last month's presidential election where the elected orate very nary rejected the far-right anti-immigration candidate. today's anullment comes after the freedom party challenged the vote, eye -- saying the postal votes were not handled correctly. a new election is expected to be held in september. >> a presidential election to be voted and counted all over again. austria's constitutional court announce -- announced a challenge against the may 22 ruts had been upheld.
they said postal vote irregularities had affected as many as 78,000 votes, more than twice the margin of the final vote. >> to put it simply, this means that the entire second vote will have to be repeated across austria. >> it comes after two weeks of hearings in which lawyers for the far-right anti-immigration freedom party argued that the postal ballots were illegally handled in most districts. it gives their man another shot td becoming president. ofer lost to van der bellen by less than a percentage point and the vote was seen as across of sentiments
europe. if elected, hofer would become the first far-right head of state within the e.u. and this could have an impact on the e.u. itself. it could boost. other far-right movements across the bloc pushing for more power in the wake of the brexit vote. -- van der belen one.n is the >> no end to political uncertainties across europe. this time, austria's turn the a rerun of the close election is certain to take place. the court ruled there had been irregularities in the may 23
vote. >> i want to suggest that this decision should not -- should be a matter of decision and not emotion. it shows our system is strong and running appropriately. i want a short campaign, a campaign without emotions. >> the president's role is largely ceremonial but the election is a crucial one. the last vote was the closest any european country had come to electing a far-right head of state. norbert hofer from the freedom party lost by 131,000 votes, and given the small margin of the previous election, this one could swing either way. alexander van der bellen of the greens confirmed he would run again. >> of course i will stand for the election and i intend to win it once again. the constitutional council ziesed as it sees fit and we will organize once again a large citizen movement in
austria in the next months. >> this election is sure to reopen a debate over immigration, jobs, and living standards, issues that split the country down the middle in the previous vote. on the street there was worry and uncertainty. >> no, i don't think this is good. because then there will be the danger that hofer might become president after the new elections. >> well, if the highest court has decided this, then we'll have to accept it. whether this is good or bad, i can't say. >> an election is expected to take place sometime in the autumn. >> a palestinian man opened fire on a family traveling by car in the west bank. a 40-year-old israeli man was killed and his wife and two teenage children injured in the attack. the attacker fled but a massive man hurnt is being carried out.
and in a separate attack, a palestinian woman is reported to have tried to stab an israeli officer before she herself was shot and killed. >> the violence actually began yesterday. we've seen literally four attacks within the past 36 hours. most of them have been people wielding knives. the last attack with the guns is one that the israeli security service is going to investigate because that was an armed cell and they're going to see why it was they didn't know about that. but you can't know about lone wolves, as you and i have discussed before. you can't know about them when they don't know themselves in the morning they're going to do did and go out armed only with a knife. but it's been nine months of a balancing of what to do and not really finding a solution. israel's prime minister went to visit the family of the girl
who was stabbed yesterday in her sleep. she was buried today but it's not something we can know with certainty what they can choose to do. as one israeli analyst said tonight, they're israeling with the mosquitoes, not the swamp. no root causes, all tactical, not strategic. >> and today the publication of a reported that is pretty critical of israel. tell us more about what is in that reported? >> it is in fact critical of both sides, though you are right, it is more critical of israel. what the court is saying is that it calls on the palestinians to cease these acts of terror, to seas the incitement to violence we've seen over the past nine months and it more seriously calls on israel to stop its enterprise in the west bank, stop the building in the jewish settlements which the rest of
the world does not regard as legal and also to stop building in areas that the palestinians seek for a state of their own. the question that the quartet asks is, is veam really interested in a two-state solution if it is in factdwoshing to make it nonviable and if ministers in the government say they don't believe in it? that's the nen -- ten ob -- tenor of what we've been hearing but after four attacks in 36 hours, i don't think we're going to have a very sympathetic response to that from the israeli government. >> one week now past since the british public voted to leave the european union, triggering a political crisis the like of which has not been seen in modern times. and the justice secretary, michael gove, has outlined today why he thinks he is the
right man for the firm, saying he is firmly committed to a brexit though he said if he does become prime minister he won't treg -- trigger exit talks this year, angering some leaders who wouldn't -- want a swift protest -- process. >> we need a leader who with believe in this new path and can build a team to guide us through the challenges ahead. i think boris johnson could lead that team. i still wanted to -- that plan to work and i worked night and day for it but i came to ealize this week that, for all boris' formidable talents, he was not the right person for that task. i had to stand up for my convictions and for the right course for the country and i will stand for the leadership of this party. >> now, 11 foreign nationals
have been detained in turkey today following a series of dawn raids after tuesday's bombing at the main airport in istanbul. those arrested today are expected to belong to a cell with linkses to an islamic state group and turk -- turkish the news agency is saying leader may have come from chechnya. for more now, thank you for speaking to us, what do you think is the scale of involvement from chechnya and the caulk a.c.c.ous in the ranks of the islamic state group? >> it's very difficult to say how many people from any one country have draffled -- traveled to side with daesh but we're quite confident russia is one of the main contributors.
this has to do with the conflict in tchetchia, which basically fizzled out a number of years ago after the caulk emerate caucasus organization there was denuded of followers. faced with this ininsurgency on their own territory and a fight in syria that was attracting many foreign fighters, essentially said to islamist militants, here's an opportunity for you, you can stay and fight here and we'll kill you or go to syria and fight in a different conflict. the chechen conflict has been going on for years without much in the way of resolution and there is a little bit of cynicism on behalf of the russian security services here. >> so you are basically saying the -- russia is dealing with its own problem of jihadist
terrorists by exporting the terrorists to other countries? >> to a certain degree. the other thing it -- is that so far many of the foreign fighters we've seen haven't been given, shall we say, front line roles, they've been used as cannon fodder. but chechens are different. the islamic state does recognize or respect the fact that these are battle-hardened militants, have their own units, and a structure already in place. that makes em much more effective fighters. we've already seen one of the previous top commanders for the islamic state who was killed earlier this year in a u.s. air trike, he was a chechen, a ilitant who fought against the georgiaans in 2008. so there are a couple of issues ago -- going on.
one is the competence of the chechen fighters, yes. and the other is the russians saying they would rather these people be a problem for somebody else the >> so in turn they pose a threat to one of russia's main allies and the stability of syria, where russia keeps a lot of its military hardware. how do you reconcile that? >> in intelligence services this is has called blow-back the operations like this often have unintended consequences. it's hard to think down the road. and the second thing is within the context of the syrian civil war, assad has been playing a uble game, encouraging the ranks of ice ise with a lot of
fighters, that is actually helping assad as well. this goes back to 2011, 2012, so well before russia had actually directly militarily interveined in the civil war itself the >> we have to leave it there. is you otch -- thank you so much for sharing with us. >> thank you, good night. >> other world news now. the french president was joined in northern france by members of president british royal family and prime minister david cameron. both nations marked the centenary of the battling of the somme, in which the two countries fought side by side and one million people were either killed, injured or lost without a trace. >> breaking a somber silence, cannon fire rang out on the french fields that once bore
witness to one of history's bloodiest battles. in a special centenary remony, intervove -- enter woven with the words of those who fought here, special songs remembered the fight in which more than one million died. >> after nights spent in combat and tireless, bloody work, as ambulance personnel, you will have known one of the ugliest and saddest places the world could ever offer. >> amongst the crowd, british leaders and members of the royal family, also guests representing quiet. countries such as south africa, australia, and india, whose
soldiers fought and died for britain. on the memorial, immense arches, with the names of over 72,000 shoges -- soldiers whose names were never found -- whose bodies were never found. >> all wars end. even this one will. when the plows have -- flowers have grown over them, the area will not long keep the look of war. flowers will cover the ruin that man can make. >> sflote >> a wreath was laid to the sound of school children singing. a century on, the message passed on to them -- never forget, never again. ♪ >> thousands of people marched through hong kong earlier frood
to vent anger about what they see as beijing's increasingly authoritarian actions. the arrests of local book sellers and dissidents have sparked the fury. many more black t-shirts saying hong kong is not china." a reminder of our top stories here on france 24 -- null and void. austria's top court declares last month's presidential election invalid following complaints from a far right candidate who lost by a whisper. violence in the west bank. israel carries out a massive manhunt after a palestinian carries out a ash an attack on a family, killing the man and injuring his wife and children. and leaders gathered in
northern france to mark the centenary nch the bought -- batted ltd of the somme. time for business news now. bay week on from the brexit shock, how have the markets ended this week? last week it was dramatically south. >> very different seven days on. we've seen the ftse climb 7% over the past week, back to its prereferendum level thanks in part to the thursday suggestion that the bank of england would be preparing some kind of stimulus program this summer the we can take a look at the closing numbers. all that green a very, very different picture than we saw last time this week -- this time last week. is still on 500 track for unof its best weeks
since 2014. sterling had quit 30-year lows. it hasn't hit quite -- the recovery as stocks. about a third of a percentage point against the u.s. dollar. the markets. may be heading back to stable ground but the longer-term implications of the brexit are only just beginning to unfold. the british chancellor said the fiscal challenges posed by brexit opinion he will be unable to return government funds to surplus by 2020. that had been his driving goal. he say the economy was already showing clear signs of shock nd the government had to realistic and insure figure skating kal stability earlier i spoke to the ptd of the european bank, trichet. he -- in the runup to the vote
he said the leave vote would be catastrophic for the u.k. >> all we see is clearly confirming that there had been an underassessment of the fallout by the leave campaign, it seems very clear. we will see exactly where we go. we don't know yet. the u.k. doesn't know yet exactly which kind of option to follow and they are -- there are many. so we will see. but of course the shock is there and the u.k. decided to shoot in its own feet, unfortunately and we all are very sad with that. >> it's clear that there are going to be a lot of challenges ahead both for the u.k. and e. u. what are the biggest hurdles on both sides? >> first of all, the u.k. took a decision and has to, you know, live with the consequences of this decision. there was no such decision in the other countries in the
european union and no such decision of course in 9 u.n.. i think taking into account the side -- size of the area, you can expect some impact but much less for the eu than for the u.k. and much less for the global economy itself. the most important thing to me regards the euro, the european union as a whole, is certainly the political challenge because we see very clearly with this decision in the u.k. and with what is happening in the u.s. that in advanced economies there is a level of frustration of our fellow citizens, of the people in our democracies which is very high and this is a phenomenon that we observe in all countries. >> trichet speaking to france
24. you can watch that interview in its entireti starting at saturday morning 7:00 a.m. paris time. more business headlines for you now. unemployment in the euro zone dropped to its lowest level in nearly five years audio 0 -- today. the strongest and weakest economies show very different rates of recovery though. malta and germany had the strongest the spain dropped to just under 20%. j.p. morgan chase has won approval to open thee more bankss in india as most u.s. banks are scaling back their operations there. foreign commercial banks face restrictions on the number of brank -- branches they can open in india and they are rider -- required to law schoolcate a portion of their investment to
the weaker segments of the economy. and tesla has reported the first fatal crash of a driverless car. he first fatality with the autopilot system. tesla says the circumstances with -- were exceptional the just five weeks until the olympic games kick off in rio. on venir megastore opened copacabana beach. >> it's one of three of brazil's super-sized olympic shops. with just over a month until the game -- games' opening ceremonies and expecting half a million foreign tourists, they see themselves cashing in from the summer games. >> we believe we will hit a one billion real target.
i'm certain they will be delighted with the products we have here today. >> brazil is hoping the megastores could boost the country's dwindling economy. winning the olympics bid in 2009, the country seemed to be on a financial high but fast-forward seven years and growing political and social tensions as well as plunging global oil prices are hitting the country's finances hard. just last year alone its g.d.p. dropped. razil is hoping that customers will spend big. one official bikini will set you back 75 dollars. >> the olympics, not just about sport but often very much about shopping. >> it is indeed. but what an environment for the olympics to be starting there in brazil. lots of issues tore for them to
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