china policy, which does not recognize taiwan is an independent country. seven out of 10 voters want fries wealthy on -- france while on out of on -- fill the presidential race. alleging he paid family members work they never did. u.s. president donald trump is fuming after an appeals court rejected his attempt to reinvent a controversial travele ban. three judges decided the failed -- the government had failed to provide evidence of a threat to national security. it means that citizens from previously blacklisted muslim majority countries taken single -- 10 continue gentle the u.s.
blow for u.s.her president donald trump, after judges from the ninth circuit court of appeals refused to reinstate his executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly muslim nations. washington state attorney, who initiated the appeals process says the future of the u.s. constitution could be at stake. >> it's a complete victory for the state of washington. the ninth circuit court of appeals in a unanimous decision effectively granted everything and we are a nation of laws. as we've said, from day one, that those laws apply to everybody in our country. the president tweeted to announce he would take a legal battle forward, saying see you in court, the security of our nation is at stake. the temporary travel ban sparked an international outcry.
's and administration says the nations pose a threat, but they failed to make the case that national security justified restoring the ban. it could prove challenging for the government to make an argument of the next legal hurdle. the u.s. supreme court will review the ruling and determine the cases final outcome. for more on this, the foreign affairs commentator douglas herbert joins me now. this travel ban, there was an outright rejection by the federal appeals court in the u.s. talk us through point by point what was said. >> it was a stinging received -- defeat, a slap in the face. everywhere that the court of appeals looked in this case, they found something that they had bones of contention with. the government essentially said the court had no business reviewing this case. it was unreviewable.
president has the primacy over immigration and national security matters. the court is agreed, citing institutional for rental, notably, due process. this order was a complete violation of the fifth amendment of the constitution, that due process amendment which basically gives you a notice that people would be affected by this band notice of what's going to happen of them, and they noticed for hearing. the government argued the states who brought the suit have no standing to sue, meaning they have no right to bring this case. the court strongly backed it to differ, citing the fact that each of these states have universities in which their faculty and students and research functions would be affected because a lot of the people they like to hire and take to these programs and students are from the countries on this list. they said also the vetting procedures already in place,
very strict vetting procedures carried over from the obama administration seem to be just fine. they are adequate and found no proof brought by the government that if they were to lift the suspension on this travel ban, the national security would be anymore imperiled or jeopardized. that anyd no evidence foreigner from any of the countries on this list had perpetrated a single attack in the united states in recent years. they didn't see the government's case being made that there was enough evidence brought to bear that it merited in any shape or form lifting the order of this travel ban -- the suspension of this travel ban. we didn't rule whether the ban discriminated against muslims. they are going to wait another courts will decide on that. anchor: it could go to the supreme court. >> he said see you in court, and that's the only court left. the only higher instance is the
supreme court. if it were to go there now, some problems. the court is seen as potentially a split vote, 4-4. they are waiting for the ninth judge to take his place. ur conservative if there'stices, and a split decision, the appeals court ruling would stand. donald trump as bridget he will win at the supreme court level -- has predicted he will wind the supreme court level. every pundit is trying to figure out what happened. mp reached out to china. are we seeing a softening of u.s. china relationship? reporter: i'd say placating. china was furious when donald trump had a phone call with taiwan's leader. taiwan from china's perspective is a renegade province, not recognized.
the long-standing u.s. policy has been the one china policy -- asmally recognizing beijing the government of a single china and not having diplomatic relations with taiwan. donald trump seemed to be preaching all of that protocol. he preceded the phone call by saying yes, he will respect and honor the one china policy. that seems to be a placating of xi jinping. he sent a written letter congratulating him on the chinese new year, two weeks late. details. i think ivanka and her husband attended a chinese new year celebration at the chinese embassy in washington. all of these could be seen as signs of trump trying to, if not soften, make some peace. you want to have an awful relationship with china, even though he's been tough on china
going as far to say climate change is a hoax perpetrated by china in order to hurt american business. anchor: doug, thank you for that. moving on to other news now, a nationwide celebration spilling into the streets across iran. people are taking part in massive rallies to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution. this friday, the president addressed crowds iranred in tehran, he says will stand up to any warmongering policies. next, russia's vladimir putin has been forced to apologize to turkey after russian airstrikes accidentally killed three turkish soldiers during an operation against the islamic state group in syria.
meanwhile, turkish backed syrian rebels are closing in on a stronghold, stepping of offenses in the northern province of aleppo. they could come face-to-face with syrian government forces, who are advancing from the south. further down this bab., the city o of al- rebels backed by turkey have captured the western outskirts of the city, including several neighborhoods and a hospital. two villages for the north of also been freed. >> this is an ancient road between a lab -- ab-bab and aleppo. and these of the city walls. but not in the city centers. we are on the outskirts. i'm glad we got this far. beenter: rebels have
slowed by heavy resistance from the islamic state group, including snipers, booby traps, and suicide bombings. several fighters were wounded on thursday. the battle for al-bab is one of the most complex, well turkish backed rebels can stroll the city's northern and western outskirts, troops have been closing in from the south. the syrian army and rebels are now within three kilometers of each other. syria's main ally russia is acting as a mediator. turkish backed rebels say the , the capitals rock in syria. anchor: a german court upheld an earlier ruling which banned parts of a satirical poem that mocked the turkish president. a diplomaticked spat and raised questions over
the limits of artistic freedom. verses of the poem were blocked from the publication last year after they were recited by a inman comedian on television march. the regional injunction ruled that 18 of the homes 24 -- of poem's versus were offensive. police pulled his hair attack in the south of france. anti-terror police uncovered a makeshift lab filled with bomb making mitchell-year-old and around -- bomb making materials and around 17 grams of pcp. a 16-year-old girl was planning on a suicide attack on a tourist location. at least two suspects were known to with orders for being radicalized. marine le pen is in the hot seat. she was grilled during a thursday night appearance on a political tv show. besides outlining her program,
she lashed out at the european parliament over allegations that she misused eu funds to fill the pockets of party staff. take a listen. >> the reality is the european made allegations with no grounds are no proof. why? they are fighting the european union and they can't stand that. we will continue the fight along with our assistance, because that is the mandate the voters have given us. meanwhile, fiillon is trying to save his campaign. seven out of 10 voters want the conservative candidate to drop out of the race. the one-time front-runner has seen his rating plummet over allegations he paid his wife and children for parliamentary work they did not do. his lawyers have called on prosecutors to drop the investigation against him.
luke schrager has more. fillon and his wife's lawyers have gone on the offensive. he says financial investors have no place investigating the canada. national financial prosecutors jumped into investigation a few hours after the revelation on the basis that a crime had been committed -- that of the embezzlement of public funds, which in mp cannot be accused of. mp isn't an budgetary encounter, meaning you want the case of his hiring family members into allegedly fictitious jobs dropped. from the national financial , it was setoffice up to look into a case against a former finance minister who was found to have undeclared accounts abroad, and the head stated just days ago her office was ready for the job. investigation is take
place with strict respect as article 11 of the penal code, with the appropriate speed and serenity. reporter: that's left of brewing battle over jurisdiction of the investigation itself continues. illon'squestioned f whenren about the time their father employed them as parliamentary assistants. question -- did they do the work they were paid for? after saying they had worked as lawyers, fillon changed his story saying his daughter had helped to write his book, while the sun's job was helping him prepare before he became prime mister, a statement embassy in her's are now looking to confirm or refute. are now looking to confirm or refute. anchor: u.s. president donald trump is hosting japan's shinzo abe today.
>> trump said that shinzo abe will be more like a partner, and more so much a competitor. in terms of trade, things will be more competitive. hit a nine-year high, rising 25% in 2016. trump has complained the japanese don't buy enough u.s. cars and accuse japan of unfair currency policies he says are hurting u.s. manufacturers. that could add to friction with washington. for more, here's rebecca rossman. investment ideas that could put as much as $150 billion into u.s. infrastructure. that's how japanese prime minister shinzo abe is hoping to in exchangent trump for america's continued security backing and economic partnership. relations got off to a rocky start under the new at administration. trump removed the u.s. from the
transfers of the partnership trade deal last month, a major loss for japan. he described the deal with meaningless without the u.s. >> we expect trade negotiations to be concluded i laterally now the transpacific partnership has been scrapped. as president trump is a businessman, i expect there is a high chance he will impose rather severe demands. that means there's a chance of a negative impact on japan's economy in the long run. claimed: trump has japan has manipulated its currency to favor excellence, saying there's a trade imbalance between the contractor is -- there is a trade imbalance between the two countries. to abe close to a in -- say this could create up to 700,000 u.s. jobs. >> i would like to discuss thoroughly with u.s. president an we can contribute to increase in competitiveness of
american industry using job creation including that of japanese companies which have already made inroads into the u.s. reporter: japanese giant stone and softbank have announced major investment in the u.s. and an electronics maker could follow suit. after talks end on friday, they will share several rounds of resort inump's florida. a past time two leaders can agree on. tohor: markets are reacting what donald trump said on thursday. >> no details, but the idea that something is on the way after donald trump said he would break,e a phenomenal tax markets are reacting positively. and the dax are up. stocks are among the best performers across europe. let's take a quick look at the day's other business headlines.
38%, also the range of suvs increasing market share in europe. profit increased in october, the french carmaker lands to -- plans to increase by 2022. to france unveiled plans release a new company. the airline's main pilot unions expressed skepticism. management was to create 200 new jobs for pilots and 1000 for flight staff. unions have until february 24 to decide. samsung says will release its new sam -- flagship smartphone . they hope will help consumers forget the recall of the galaxy note seven. it's rumored to feature a virtual assistant to challenge apple's theory -- siri. anchor: a company that makes fake food models for restaurants
is branching out into fashion. have been orders coming in from germany, france, switzerland, and other countries almost everything month. designed by a man who made products of fake jewelry, roman, on hisf is drawing education when he studied oil painting or technical school. the company sells as many as 230 accessories and other articles designed of images of food. it has another layer to that you are what you eat, don't you think? anchor: it gives new meaning to statement piece. i don't know if i would wear one of those lenses myself. it's pretty daring. will hilderbrandt with the business news. time now for the press review.
studio.ed in the ,e are starting in france yesterday, dems reasons were held in several cities across the country in support of a 22-year-old black man who was the victim of allegedly brutality during an identity check last thursday. last week in the northern paris suburb. >> this continues to be a big story in france, there is quite a lot of tension following that allegedly brutality. of some of a photo the protesters with the poster say justice for theo. he says police officers insulted and hit him, and one of these police officers took his baton and shoved it into his buttocks. he did suffer some pretty severe wounds following that encounter
with the police. you can see the front page of liberation talking about the police baton of shame. his family, asd well as people who live in the suburb north of paris, where there is a lot of tension between young people and police, and there have been for decades now. an initial french police investigation have found that the injuries were not inflicted intentionally, but accidentally. >> there's been a lot of outrage over this initial police investigation, the investigation is ongoing. the police officers involved in the incident have been suspended and placed under formal investigation, but you can read youngn slate that several people who have been arrested in .riting -- in rioting at least two individuals who were arrested were sentenced to
six months behind bars. slate is wondering why were these young people judged and sentenced before the police officers who were involved in the incident? does the french justice system worked at several speeds? is it is summary for some and more lenient for others? anchor: let's head to the states now, where a federal appeals court has unanimously maintained a freeze on president donald trump. 's very controversial travel ban. >> at the big loss for donald trump, "washington post," saying he just lost bigly. been an 18 month winning streak according to the "washington post," that streak ended thursday night. was everything about this article, it says this is a major setback, not only for one of his signature campaign promises, but also, for trump's conception of
what the presidency means. according to this article, trump kind of thought the presidency was this unlimited power. "washington post," says this is proof there are indeed checks and balances built into the system, and this is -- from is not the boss of the system. anchor: he's excited to play a round of golf with primus or shinzo abe from japan in florida. >> japanese papers are calling this golf diplomacy. you can read about it here online. apparently, should the law they lasted trump a driver november, and trump is treating at thea round of golf trump international golf course in west palm beach. other activities are planned as well. he invited mr. and mrs. abe to his private residence for tonight's coming is going to
give them a ride on air force one. lots of fun and games. you can read more about that in the japan times. they're talking about how trump is expected to reaffirm america's commitment to its security alliance with japan. anchor: staying in asia, burma's government says it deeply concerned about allegations of widespread human rights abuses committed by security forces in the northern states, outlined in a u.n. report last week. u.n. report is still getting attention in burmese papers. the front page of the "myanmar times," focusing on what this report is talking about. the government security forces in this northern area committed mass killing and gang rapes of muslims and burned their villages. they are talking about the burmese armed forces who are going to investigate these allegations. it is front-page news, but you can see there's a cartoon state
is a lot more critical of burmese authorities. you see the burmese military here on a steamroller, crushing. and you can see the state .ounselor on the back she's been criticized for being quite silent on the matter. -- trysaying there is no to convince yourself. issue of the017 michelin restaurant and hotel guide was released yesterday, and it's arguably the most important event in the food world. >> in a country that worships food like france, the release of the michelin guide is much like the oscars. this year, only one new restaurant got the top prize, which is three stars in the michelin guide. this rewards exceptional cuisine and where should you go? this restaurant is called the 1947, perched in a ski town in
the french alps. here, thee the chef already received three stars for another restaurant, so he must be quite a chef. according to an interview, he feels like these three stars validate eight years of hard work and the vision i have for french cuisine. a soft french cuisine is cuisine. he says 80% of what makes something interesting, what makes a dish interesting is the sauce. anchor: you need good sauce. this year, there was only one new three-star restaurant, but there were plenty more one and two star prizes to go around. as a source of regional pride. quite sufficient to look at the regional press, you can see they are quite proud of their stars. on the front page of many of these regional papers, there are chefs today. region, then the chef got a second star, one of 15 chefs in the region.
announcer: 2007, and little samba kuli bali is on his way to make medical history. he's one of the first children to take part in a trial for a new vaccine against deadly meningitis. marie: many countrtries in sub saharan africa have called for these vaccines because of this dreadful and devastating disease which is called epidemic meningitis which was