."nie: welcome to "france 24 i'm genie godula to here is what is coming up this hour. shimon peres is in critical but stable condition after suffering a massive stroke. the truce in syria holds for a full day, but concerns about security are keeping aid convoys on hold. a new inquiry from the u.k. blames david cameron for the political collapse in libya.
up, in business, argentina's president macri is trying to tempt back foreign investors to the country. but is it working? we will have a report from point of cyrus -- from buenos aires. more coming up, but first archive story -- our top story live from paris. genie: former israeli president shimon peres is in critical but stable condition after suffering a massive stroke. the 93-year-old is in a medically induced coma, and while it is too early to say if there has been neurological damage, his family is optimistic. concern.erstand the we understand that people are interested in the situation, and
we promise to keep you updated as much as we can. i am optimistic. i am a great believer in my father. he is a unique person. i pray with all my heart, together with my family, that things will improve from this point on. genie: for the latest now on shimon peres' condition, let's go live to jerusalem with our correspondent. what more can you tell us? >> i can tell you that the lessened for as short time, and within that time it was claimed he was reacting to his family. he held their hand, he could understand what was being said to him. then they returned him to a coma so that his body can rest. and will not stress itself just trying to survive. but it is a strong sign. he is 93 and has had heart
issues and just had a pacemaker put in a week ago. so i do not want to sound overly optimistic about a man who has had a massive stroke and cranial bleeding, but his family's optimistic. and the nation is praying for him, from all sides of the political spectrum. at this moment, there is a cautious optimism he will survive the afternoon. genie: that is certainly encouraging to hear. tell us more about the man himself -- so loved, so respected. historyabout the long of shimon peres as a statement -- as a statesman. irris: he was a controversial figure earlier in his life and not much loved. he grew into that, and perhaps that is one of the reasons he has had this incredible long life. he is of the founding generation of the state of israel. israel's history,
and that is how people now view him. they now no longer see him as a man of the left or the right. they do not see that. they see him as someone who has been part of their political history, someone who continues to this day, after he left the presidency and 91 years old, to continue to have civic activity, to have a coexistent center, the part -- the peres center for peace. he was on the radio the morning he had the stroke yesterday morning. he was so clear, he is so clear, and that is why people here are so shocked at the news. reportingis makler from jerusalem. the fragile cease-fire as hell now in syria for 24 hours, rocard by russia and the united states. it began at sundown on monday. the latest attempt -- it is the latest attempt to end the conflict that has killed 300,000 people in the past five years.
the u.s. special envoy to syria said there had been a significant drop in violence in day one of the cease-fire, but he said the much-needed aid convoys are still being stalled due to security concerns. catherine clifford has more. sky clear ofe fighter jets and cloud of smoke. the rebel held neighborhood of aleppo -- the sound of children playing has replaced the sounds of bombs and cries for distress. the cease-fire has been largely respected during its first day. to see blood every morning because of the snipers. we have not seen any blood this morning. all we have seen our children playing around. theyrine: residents say are were able to sleep during the night for once, and get up during the day. as children enjoy their newfound freedom, their parents wait anxiously for promised aid deliveries. >> i have not really benefited from the truce up until now,
calm. for the return to the markets are empty. catherine: people in aleppo have been under siege for two months after the regime took control of the road linking the city to turkey. the agreement between the u.s. and russia calls for the demilitarization of the road into aleppo. russia has deployed troops to router the area, and the does not just serve as a humanitarian corridor. >> the road is now the exit corridor for gunmen from the eastern part of aleppo who decided to stop fighting and surrender their weapons. cityrine: however, the council for the -- due to moscow's strong links to the regime. it and not the syrian government must oversee the delivery while
the regime says it would reject any aid not coordinated through itself and the u.n. genie: a new report from the u.k. into the collapse of libya blames former british prime minister david cameron. report says cameron is responsible for failing to develop a strategy after the death of muammar gaddafi. more on that story with ourr correspondenent. >> a day after he resigned from parliament, former prime minister david cameron has been targeted in a damning parliamentarar report due to the 2011 coaoalition-led interventio in libya -- heople say he fell failed to deliver a coherent strategy. ,he report accuses the french u.s., and british led coalition of not carrying out proroper intelligence, of shirking their moral responsibility after moammar gadhafii died.
and for sparking military action is set of negotiations. on march 19, 2011, nicholas sarkozy announced a a nato-o-led mission n would inteene e after the gadhafi regime threatened to attack the rebel held city of benghazi. six month later, sarkozy and cameron were mocked by libyans. and promised to rebuild their country. what ensued was chaos. the country was on the verge of political and economic collapse, torn apart by factional fighting, and faced an unprecedented refugee crisis. the report says that the coalition also failed to secure weapons left behind by the gadhafi regime, which helped fuel the rise of the islamic state group in north africa. , a spokesman from the foreign office called the decision to intervene a "international one asked for by the arab l league and authorized
by the u.n. security council." mp's want an urgent review into the competence of the u.n. to coordinate postwar reconstruction. they sayay it is important given the u.n. may be called on to coordinate similar missions in iraq, syria, or yemen. france, johnn claude juncker used his state of the union speech to insist the european union, is not at risk following the u.k. brexit. president of the european commission's address comes two days before the meeting dropping the roadmap for the future to adjust the ongoing crisis. our correspondent has the details. >> an opportunity for the eu commission chief to rally support for the tarnished block, with britain leaving on june 23 -- voting to leave on june 23. sean clause younger -- jean-claude juncker sought to reassure.
we wonder if the concern might marked the beginning of the disintegration of the eu. we respect the u.k. plus decision, but the eu is not at risk. swiftly ask a formal withdrawal to put an end to rumors and doubts. so close to t the negotiations with london, that the european -- n that sets a clock ticking on the countdown to britain's departure. junckerly, john claude -- john claude juncker -- - undr the watchful live the eu's -- he opposed specifically to slovakia, which chairs the council's providence a. between those who are
to welcome refugees into their societies, i am asking a strong and immediate action both from greece and the european union. to protect what we call in -- ch [speaking french] the leaders of the european union are preparing to meet in the slow that capital that in genie: theck -- capital. we want to talk more about john claude juncker -- jean-claude juncker a speech today per let's start first with what perhaps has been the biggest issue for many of the people in strasbourg today, listening to mr. juncker at how can the european union
truly get together in the wake of the brexit, which so shook the union to its core? >> i think jean-claude juncker was clear about that. how, and there are several issues. the first one is to have political will. the commission is determined to show political will and to continue and to ask for more endorsements from all european leaders to say now we have a project, the project is building the european union, and we should do that together. we should stop with having only national success. two big directions to go. , tois to prepare the future prepare the future by developing investment in europe. a good investment plan
europe that is successful. there are already success stories. he decided to double in a month this investment plan. the idea is to invest by 2020 investment in europe. in europehuge program that has the capacity to address the future. second direction is protection, a europe that protects. that is perhaps one of the keywords of his speech. a europe that protects against , inorism, you will particular he insisted on the fact that in one month we will have this european border gap created and in place in bulgaria. and european defense, which is perhaps the newest thing in the
speech. genie: one more question -- a few days ago an investigation pose a manualnto barroso about taking a job a few weeks after the brexit. lacks, eu ethics rules would you say? >> eu rules are already very high, perhaps then -- perhaps higher than in many number states because the rules have been created and there are specific rules in particular for lobbyists. they do not exist in other states. but president juncker s says he -- that heck again will work again on it to reinforce and see how the commission can be totallyly irreproachable regarding ethics. genie: thank you for coming in to see us.
next, the truce in syria has held for a full day, but there are concerns about security that are keeping aid convoys on hold. more on that story coming up throughout the hour for you. a new inquiry from the u.k. blames former british prime minister david cameron for the political collapse in libya. former israeli president shimon peres is in critical but stable condition after suffering a massive stroke. genie: stephen it is time now fr business news. -- sorryut the mixup about the mix of moments ago. stephen carroll has news about the agricultural industry. bayer has b bought a seed compmpany monsanto, valuing the firm for its genetically modified seeds at $65 billion. monsanto has rebuffed several previous bids from buyers.
it appears, according to varying media reports, that monsanto has accepted the offer. the merger is approved -- the merger come if approved by regulations, will create one of ththe world's largest seed cocompanies. london ftse 100 trading up by about half a percent, this after news that unemployment in the united kingdom stayed at them 11-year low of 4.9% from the three months at the end of july. genie: let's go to argentina, whwhere the e president t is tro win over foreign investors. stephen: the government is holding an investment for them this week in the hope off temptingng back foreign investss from industries including mining, oil explanation, and agricultural technology. companies like coca-cola and siemens are among the attendees,
that can president macri -- but can president macri convince them that argentina is a safe place to invest? >> the government of argentina is holding this investment for um, calling it a mini davos. the government is trying to turn the page on the policies of cristina fernandez. the new president, macri, is showing that they can be trusted. investors here have committed to more than $40 million so far. that is not all. there is a lot of interest in renewable energy, too, after a decade of broken problems -- .roken promises it is time to get back on track. >> president macri has lifted
currency controls and reduced impact -- import taxes. confident in the new regime, very confident in their policies. i am very confident in that quantitative part of it. the quantitative part ofoft has to be e delivered. if you do not live up to the promises, you are in trouble. >> nothing necessarily magically is going to change. there are still a lot of behavioral aspects that will have to change, and a lot of the rules and the regulations that have to change i think before things will get that much better. has failed to bring down inflation, so he has more work to do to o win investors ad argentines, convincing them that his efforts are bearing f fruit. stephen: the commission will put
out t a new plan f for abolishig roaming charges next week. john claude juncker says they can do better. >> the commission has promised abolish roaming charges die have broughtht up a draft that s not technically wrong, but it missed what was promised. you will see a new, better draft as of next week. genie: google has -- uber has brought in driverless cars. two --: their windows there will be two technicians to
make sure that everybody goes right. let's hear from luby's raffi kerkorian -- from uber's raffi kerkorian. itdoing this type of work, is an old city, has an organic road network, experiences extreme weather. we really feel like pittsburgh m master if we can driving in pittsburgh, we can make an effort to master driving in other cities around the world. genie: we have some breaking business news. we are hearing that a former french edge of mr. -- budget on trial fofor tax fraud -- there is more bad news. stephen: the financial prosecutor has requested a three-year jail term for him for tax fraud. and a two-year jail term for his patricia.
he was the budget minister in charge of cutting down on tax fraud here in france. there is news that he had a swift bank account that had been undeclared. genie: thanks to you for wawatching. it is now time for the "press review." genie: time to take a look at what the papers are saying today with florence villeminot. let's start with the british parliamentary report that severely criticizes the by britain and france in libya, and particularly british minister david cameron. flo: it condemns the military campaign, saying it lacked intelligence and a coherent strategy for the aftermath. this is hard work for david cameron, and the former
president, nicolas sarkozy. you can see them here when they arrived in a newly related -- in . newly liberated tripoli back then, optimism was in the air, but everything has gone wrong since, according to this article. it has a timeline reminder of what happened since then. says then we have seen the bloody collapse of libya, which triggered a refugee crisis and they did drives from isis. the article goes far as to say libya is veering toward becoming the somalia on the mediterranean. france, thein government has announced it is creating some 9000 housing spots across the country to relocate the migrants who are currently both in paris and in the so-called jungle, the giant migrant camp in calais. the 9000 is big news, new housing spots across the country. the government says these housing spots will be available
by the end of the year. so there is going to be a delay. according to the calf of, that delay is necessary for the communities who will be welcoming these tyrants because there is a big question. you can see it on the big page here -- are these miners actually welcome? photos here, a syrian refugee holding a syrian passport and a welcome booklet that you get when you are welcomed at one of these centers. some towns are voicing concern and opposition to welcoming them, while others are rolling out the red carpet. flo: you can take a look at the article. how can we make people accept that it is good to welcome refugees like that. they have an interesting first high-end account -- firsthand account. he recently opened one of these welcoming centers for migrants. he said that a really led to .utrage in his community
his office received official threats. his own secretary had to be under police protection for a a while because it's parked so much outrage. initial town -- because it sparked so much outrage. he took the time to focus on the human stories behind, who are these refugees? what have they been through? what other problems they are facing? he said suddenly things shifted toward a more positive welcoming attitude for the community. the u.s.t's move to media, where there is still a lot of focus on democratic residential hopeful hillary clinton, particularly her health after her doctors confirm she has pneumonia. flo:o: could this be a turning point in the campaign? that is a big question. you can see the cartoon in "the china daily," donald trump and hillary clinton taking part in the classic tortoise and the hare children's story. child, -- isfor a donald trump on to when the
race? that is the big question are there are a couple of months to go. there are some conspiracy theories that have been emerging because clinton is so ill during the 9/11 memorial in new york city, only to emerge from her daughter, chelsea's, apartment building a few the hours later, back on the scene. there are concerns that it was not actually clinton but her body double. hillary'se this week, body double. shtagis a top trending ha in the u.s. people thought it was a specific woman, teresa barnwell, a clinton impersonator for 23 years. she does look remarkably like hillary clinton. she saw her photo circulating on social media. she thought she would have fun with the story, and tweeted this, "maybe i was in new york."
the problem is, the situation spiraled out of control, so she " "calmetweet and said, down, people, i was in los angeles this week." "the daily beast tracked this woman down. double --linton's. e hillary clinton's body double speaks out." i love her conclusion -- "three little words: people are crazy." genie: an incredible feat that we have seen in the 1500 meter race. flo: "independent" -- check it out. not only the three winners, but four finalists crossed the finish line first in this 1500 meter race. we are faster than the who wants a gold medal.