host: the top stories this hour, germany plans to strip dual nationality terror suspects from german citizenship. the government outlined plans following a spike in violent attacks. the united nations investigates claims of a toxic gas attack in serious aleppo. -- syria's aleppo. europe's worst wildfires in years. firefighters are in control of a blaze outside the french city of
marseille. in portugal, hundreds of fires are still burning out of control. ♪ host: the german government has unveiled new measures to type -- to fight terrorism. interior thomas de maiziere says he wants to strip german nationalists of their citizenship if they are found guilty of fighting for extremist groups abroad. alexander o'connor has more. new measures to fight terrorism in germany. the interior minister unveiled a proposal to boost security. among them, thomas de maiziere has proposed creating several more security jobs, places for
refugees to report terror activities in the run languages, and stripping terrorists of their german nationality. >> germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and have another citizenship should lose their german nationality. reporter: the interior minister enablingy are already foreign nationals to be stripped of their citizenship if they fight for a foreign army, soo it is reasonable to apply the same rules to militants. the germany security services estimates some 820 people have left germany to fight alongside isis groups, and 1/3 of them have already returned. the proposals come after the attacks in germany that started on the 18th of july. among them, and ask wielding man injured people on a train before being killed by police. a third bomber struck a bar,
injuring 15. the attacks were both carried out by asylum-seekers who had arrived in germany over the past two years. since the migrant crisis began, germany has accepted over one andion asylum-seekers, angela merkel says she is doing everything possible to ensure safety. host: joining me now is a professor at a university here in paris. follows a spade of attacks in germany. however, those attacks were carried out by foreigners who did not actually have german citizenship. the question is, why bring in this law which would not have stopped these attacks anyway? guest: political gain. has gone in order to fight terrorism.
it has gone to confine those who proposed it within the german right -- reich. host: in terms of tone and rhetoric, this is opposed to on 'sliverables -- angela merkel stance on welcoming refugees. it seems the government is going in a different direction. attempt at winning back those who armor -- you are moving further right, isn't it? guest: yes, it is. in france, the action of any minister is much greater. it is also a political game which tends to push angela merkel and pretend to defend
values. that's where traditional values against theity go political policy, which is more center, sustained by those in the green party and social democracy. a similar law was defeated here in france. do you think it will pass in germany? guest: it will probably pass, [indiscernible] they have changed to cooperate with social democracy. it will be very hard.
the only possibility is that they could say, well, it is not possible to oppose this, but i doubt it. host: do most germans support angela merkel's policies on that three ofn the violent attacks carried out in germany last month were carried out by asylum-seekers? guest: it is not clear within the party. probably sheople, still enjoys a majority. the majority is not sure to remain the same one month after. inhink we are in a period provoke an attacks
emotional reaction in the german citizenship. it is not known if this will stand in the coming months. everything depends on the situation involved. host: thank you very much indeed. in afghanistan, there are fears that the televangelist is close to winning control of a major city. the government is sending reinforcements to defend. reporter: afghanistan is deploying more troops to the capital of helmand province, among fears that the taliban and are taking control of the city. the city is at the heart of the fight with u.s. troops.
airstrikes in the region have been stepped up in recent weeks. is the largest province of afghanistan, and it means strategically important for both the governmnment and taliban fighters who have surrounded the region. authorities say they are well-equipped to handle. to launch aeparing proper operation. new forces are coming from other areas to help us. we will launch a big operation soon which will push them back. meanwhile, more than 30,000 residents caught in the crossfire have been forced to flee their homes. there are fears of a humanitarian crisis after officials reported a shortage of food and water. >> we were within 10 kilometers of the fighting and shelling. we were scared and took our kids out, because if it got me worse, we would not have any chance to escape. reporter: the region is known
for poppy production that has historically helped fund taliban insurgents. is the deadliest province of british and u.s. forces over the past decade. host: there are reports of fighting in the syrian city of aleppo, where government forces and the russian allies are battling rebel groups. the u.n. is now exploring claims of a gas attack on the city, with rebels claiming -- blaming assad's forces. the u.s. says a three-hour pause is not enough to help the thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. reporter: the footage purports toto show that are fighting near aleppo. -- bitter fighting near aleppo. this from the russian cease-fire promise, allowing aid to flow into the shattered city. >> the russian delegation
confirmed their willingness to try to agree on a workable humanitarian pause. three hours is indeed not enough. three hours is really nothing. need 48 hours. reporter: once see areas commercial -- syria's commercial harbor city, aleppo's situation has gone from bad to worse. some 200,000 people live in the eastern districts, merely trapped since the area came under siege in july. i'll russian television showed a thing handed out in -- on thursday, a syrian advocacy the release ofr those living on the wrong side of the lines. >> there is no cease-fire when moscow is talking about -- there is no cease-fire. when mako is -- when moscow is talking up the cease-fire, there
were reinforcements before and after. east sideame into the of aleppo, only the west side. reporter: rebels and allied extremists broke through a three-week long insert poland -- encircling by government troops. however, they had to resist strikes by both russian forces and the syrian allies they had in backing since last year. host: libya says islamic state are on theighters run in sirte. army says 70% of the city is now secured. u.s. forces have been backing up the libyan army with airstrikes. last night, they abandoned the university complex, which had been the headquarters for months. reporter: a big victory for libybyan forces. on wednesday, they managed to groupthe islamic state from its command center in
sirte. the group had been in control of the city since february 2015. the capture of the headquarters came after a big push that saw libyan fighters retake a hospital and sees the university of seared ring campus. of sirte's campus. to excel the began i.s. fighters back in may, but the campaign escalated in weeks, asthey faced obstacles such land mines and booby trapped buildings. that is when the government asked for international assistance. since the beginning of this month, u.s. air strikes have hit a series of targets in the city. italian american and british special forces teams are operating in sirte, providing adjustable support. -- city has not yet logistical support. this city has not yet been
completely liberated. several areas still remain in the hands of the militants. deal therte would islamic state group a major setback. it would also give a boost to the u.n.-backed government, which has struggled to unify the country. donald trump has described president barack obama as the founder of the islamic state group. the republican nominee made the claim several times in u.s. media and at a campaign rally. journalists tried to challenge trump i'm pointing out that obama is leading a military campaign to defeat the group. trump, though, remained defiant. trump: he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis, ok? he is the founder. he founded isis. [applause] mr. trump: and i would say the cofounder would be crooked hillary clinton.
cofounder, crooked hillary clinton. two bombs have exploded in thailand in the seaside -- in a seaside resort. one woman was killed and at least 10 people killed, according to local police. the bombs were apparently hidden in plant pots and tested -- and detonated by mobile phones. the nationalities of the people killed has not made public. who died was reportedly a street vendor. we are keeping an eye on that story for you. tensions are rising between russia and ukraine, with both countries putting their troops on high alert. russia has accused ukraine of planting terrorist attacks in crimea. the territory was annexed from ukraine two years ago. ukraine has dismissed the allegations as false, and nato says it is watching closely.
> the worst wildfires in years. several people have been injured in fires close to the city of marseille. thousands of people have had to be evacuated. firefighters now say the situation is on control. tom telegraph has more. reporter: ash and senders for dozens of square kilometers. the south of france has not seen fires of the like in two decades. water bombers and 2500 firefighters are battling a blaze that has stopped expanding. a day earlier, four firemen found themselves trapped by the flames. >> four firemen were injured. three are in serious condition and remain, as i have said, in intensive care. this town just north of marseille has seen
considerable damaged. it's high school has been totally destroyed. local firefighters were unable to do anything. been througher such trauma. when you see this on tv, you think it is difficult, but it is just horrible. reporter: thousands of families were evacuated. >> i got to the gate and saw my wife and children. they could not get out of the house. i thought they were going to burn. reporter: firefighters were on high alert, monitoring the possible return of the northern wind which could reignite the fire. thousands of firefighters are struggling to put out some 200 wire fires -- wildfires in portugal, many in the north of the country and on the island of madeira. forns have been treated smoke inhalation. hundreds of residents and tourists have been put in temporary accommodations. police say some of the fires
were led by arsonists. down,urist numbers may be but paris remains one of the world's most popular destinations for filmmakers. this summer alone, more than 20 films are being shot in the french capital. the city hasn't had to on prague, brussels, and london. -- an been edge on cities edge on cities like craig, brussels, and london. 1968,er: rewind to may the height of the french social movement. the film could have been made in brussels, where salaries are four times less than in france. >> [speaking foreign language. --orter: instead, the winner the director of the award-winning film "the artist" has decided to film his next film in paris. >> terrorists have helped us
gain authorization easy -- paris authorities have helped us gain authorization easy. we can work freely here. reporter: the french capital has a lot to offer, gorgeous and tax benefits. >> the budget for our film is around 11.5 million euros, and we get 2 million euros in tax benefits. it does not apply to movie star salaries, though. like paris, many european cities give financial aid to movie production. in the bid to remain competitive, france rolls out the red carpet to film crews. >> we want to boost on productions by staying in contact with authorities and on
a daily basis. here, we are in a theater. a theater can be a movie set, just like town halls, gymnasiums, ministries. we should welcome moviemakers anywhere. reporter: the industry generates more than 20,000 permanent jobs. it used the local economy and brings further tax revenue to the french government will stop -- french government. it is an opportunity for france to shine abroad and attract tourists. host: this couple in china on aed to tie the knot glass bridge. the couple climbed down to the platform underneath the bridge, where they said their fouls. the ceremony was conducted on china's valentine's day, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. romantic and slightly terrifying.
good luck to them both. let's get you some business roots -- business news. will hilderbrandt is in the studio. --l: coming from the issue the international monetary fund, who is offering a $20 billion, three-year bailout, but this is five years since the arab spring and the country is still desperate. political unrest and its currency bottoming out against the u.s. dollar has scared off for an investors, not to mention plain track -- plane crashes that have hit its bottle industry. reporter: a bid to bring investment banks to egypt. the imf has reached an agreement to land $12 billion to cairo over the n next three e years. aims at anand is at -- egyptian reform program targeted at restoring growth, creating jobs, and bringing down government that. a strong country
with great potential, but it has problems that need to be fixed. reporter: among these challenges are runaway population growth coupled with food security issues. there have also been years of high inflation, falling tourism, and nervous investors. growing criticism over the handling of the economy. analysts expect the government to now devalue local currency and introduce flexible exchange rates in a bid to attract foreign investment. >> because they are cutting investment -- interest rates, it is easy for the government to invest internationally. also by doing so, it would help othere confidence amongst global investors that things are changing in egypt, and hopefully provide confidence so that more people will invest in egypt. reporter: the central bank
devalued the local currency in march by more than 20%, but -- ed work, but lot of signs of confidence from egypt's stock market. the e.g. x 30 increased and are you, coasting by up -- increased in value, coasting up by over 1%. c ended up with the ftse. on wall street, the dow hit an all-time high, thanks to oil prices rising 3%. half a up as well, about percent. is steppingington down as editor in chief at "the huffington post." -- cofounded the wall street it wassite in 2005, and
later purchased by aol. today there are some 81 million visitors per month. huffington will now launch a startup based on health and wellness called rise global. giant alibaba has posted its best revenue growth since its initial public offering in 2014, and for the first time the chinese conglomerate generated more sales for mobile phone users then consumers accessing the site through other methods. quarterly revenue rose to $4.8 billion. eu regulators are invested in getting the plan merger between dow chemical and the pond. -- dupont. limital is said to maybe competition. concessions were made, but brussels said they were insufficient. both companies remain optimistic that the deal will close by the end of the year.
macy's's closing 100 of its stores next year. the retailer reported better than expected revenue, but has struggled with 19 consecutive months of declining sales. department sales -- department store sales have struggled as less people go to shopping malls and shop online. macy's stock is up over 10%. australia has preliminarily blocked the sale of one of its power grids to china. the australian government cited national security concerns that chinese and hong kong bidders cocould controll it -- could gaa controlling stake in the country's largest electricity network. m move after the surprise to review the first nuclear plan in a generation, with 1/3 of the financing coming from china. the pricerdance with
is required under our foreign investment rules, today i made a preliminary decision that it will be contrary to australia's national security interests to proceed in the current form proposed to the government. the footprint includes critical communication services that are provided to businesses and government, the national and the concerns, nature of the assets. william: companies are finding more and more uses for 3-d printing. last month, we brought you the world's first restaurant to use the technology, and today, it is the world's first prosthetic feet. prosthetic b eak. a two can was unable to feed herself until the technology was brought together to build a beak.
when he came into our installation, he came into a very critical state. when he came into the nursery, we saw he came to be euthanized because of the state he was in. two days later, we came up with the idea of a prosthetic, which formed a movement at a national level, and many businesses got involved to help us achieve the final product, the building of the prosthetic. william: a nice story, isn't it? host: it is, and it looks very national -- very natural. thank you very much. we will take a very short break. much more still to come.
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