anchor: this is "france 24." these are the headlines. please launch an anti-terror operation outside paris and in the southern region surrounding the french riviera. coming a week after france introduced tougher national security laws to permanently replace emergency powers in the wake of terrorist attacks two years ago. resignation of lebanon's prime minister
announunced from saudi arabia, puts lebanon back on the front of a proxy war between the sunni and shiite iran and its allies. the u.s. air force admits it did not report the criminal record of the texas gun who killed 26 aildren in -- 26 people in church in sutherland springs. that report could have kept the attacker from legally buying weapons. coming up in business, we will go live to lisbon for the summit there. and the louvre museum sets up shop in abu dhabi. our sneak peek on the new branch, but first, our top story, live from paris. ♪ ♪ genie: we'll start first with this developing story in france. police here have launched an
anti-terror operation just south of paris, and in the sosouthern part of france surrounding the french riviera. it comes after a term -- a counterterrorism law came in effect to replace a state of emergency since attacks in paris two years ago. sources close to the investigation say 10 people suspected of preparing a possible attack are being held in that operation that also reaches into switzerland. earlier today, i spoke to an anti-terror specialist. he gave us more details on the operation today. analyst: this counterterrorist operation specifically was built upon information primarily obtained through the judicial kind of look into the issue. so we see that some french prosecutors are looking into a that has been planning attacks. this information gathered by the work of police and intelligence officers. when this information, this
intelligence, starts looking as if the attack is imminent or the plan is likely to materialize, then the police will intervene. there are special police operations to disrupt the terrorist operation that is likely to happen. genie: the separation comes just a week after france introduced those tough national security laws, which are permanently replacing the powers put in place from the state of emergency. these laws are very controversial. there are concerns about privacy and civil liberties. do you think that in this case, for example, they actually worked? analyst: this is the kind of scenario in which these laws function, and we see that with these kinds of legal changes and changes to the way police can operate, there is an increased likelihood that security forces will be able to disrupt plots that necessitate some type of communication, though here it is still early stages of the investigation. but we see that it is likely to have been wider cells, with
militants located in paris, southern france, and potentially switzerland. so the communication must have been more important to plan this attack. and in this kind of scenario, the current laws enable the judicial and the security forces to target the militant cells. in more simple attacks, crude attacks, the current laws are a bit less effective in disrupting potential attacks. genie: that is anti-terror specialist mr. dugulin speaking to me earlier today. the surprise resignation of lebanon's prime minister, announced from saudi arabia, has put lebanon back on the frontlines of the proxy war between sunni and shia. saudi arabia accused lebanon of declaring war based on has block, based in lebanon -- based zbolla in lebanon.
do we know anymore on wherere te prime minister is now or when he will come back to lebanon? still not back in lebanon, but he has left saudi arabia. he is on a trip to the uae, to meet with the crown prince there. we do not know when he is going to return to lebanon yet. not even some of his closest allies -- i'm thinking of the interior minister here, who said recently that he expects him back within the next few days. that even he could only say that was his impression. he was not making any promises. in the meantime, we have got the statements coming out of saudi arabia which seem to be upping the stakes. they're coming from one minister in particular, the minister for gulf affairs. he said that they will treat the lebanese government as one that has declared war on them, and nobody is really talking about the government that is left after r the r resignation, and s
allies within the government. this is the man who only days before the resignation promised "astonishing developments in lebanon." immediately after his resignation, he said lebanon would never be the same. monday, he has beenn saying thee are those in lebanon who will stop has pull a -- stop them into theush heart of shia lebanese. you had statements from the foreign minister that they zbollah it was he operatives who fired this missile toward riyadh. it almost seems as though the saudis are coming up with a justification for the fight against hezbollah. monday, they basically treated that as an absurdity, saying they could talk about that as much as they might like, but it is something that would
never happen. genie: adam, what are people in lebanon making of all this? there is an election that is supposed to come out next year. ri'sd this -- could hairi resignation be linked in any way? adam: you look at other places where this proxy -- where iran and saudi arabia have ended up in a proxy battle. it has not been pretty. it is the case in syria that that is partly the reason behind the war there. it has been partly a proxy struggle between these countries.s. on top of that, they are worried about momore down to earth thins -- the economy. moody's has said they may downgrade lebanon's rating. there are also elections that should have been held at -- were due to be held in may of 2018. people are now questioning whether those will go ahead. the more cynical lebanese saying that perhaps this was even the reason for this resignation, that it would derail that process so those elections will
not go ahead. there in mind that lebanese politicians have voted themselves an extension to their term twice during the recent presidential crisis, up until the end of 2016, when lebanon was without a president. people, the other thing are concerned about the some extent is that this could increase the likelihood of an external battle, thinking of what is often referred to as the unfinished business between hezbollah and israel. ssan spoke yesterday, he ensure there was no imminent war, but he continued on about the next war. it is s something people realizd might happen in the future, when destabilized like this. they worry that could lead to -- to external threats, such as a war between hezbollah and israel. genie: adam, thank you. and reporting from a root.
donaldsouth korea, where trump is on the second stop of his 12 day tour through asia. will be in soul -- he will be in talks,or two days of largely about north korea. president trump: the united states stands prepared to defend itself and its allies, using the full range of our unmatched military capabilities, if need be. the crucial u.s. security partnership with south korea is just one aspect of our enduring alliance. genie: now, new information has come out on the gun man who shot had funny six people -- 26 onople in a texas church sunday. kelley had a history of domestic violence and had been sending threats to his mother-in-law, who was a church member. kelly was able to buy his
weapons because the air force did not submit his crimiminal record to the fbi, as required. rochelle: the crucial error that allowed the texas gunman to slip through the crack's. the air force is investigating after it failed to flalag the criminal historyry of former air man devinn kelley, information thatat was not entered into a national database as required. the 26-year-old was convicted of domestic assault charges five years ago, barring him from owningng opurchasingng guns. >> i know there are a lot of questiononabout the f fbi's systemem, and how did d the pern geget e weapapons. i can tell you that for the four purchases that he made, the system did their return -- didid the required checks, and there was no prohibitive information in the system to say he could not have purchased the firearm. rochelle: this cleared the way hold ofey to get several guns, including the assault rifle he used in sunday's massacre.
he killed dozens of people when the firstfire in baptist church in sutherland springs. at least 12 victims were children, the youngest of whom was just 18 months old. >> seeing an injured kid, particularly an injured child in your community -- it is gut wrenching. even though we have seen it before, you never get used to that. authorities say kelly had an argument with his mother-in-law before embarking on his deadly rampage. of was reportedly a member the congregation, but not present at the time of the attack. a year and a half after the panama papers first dropped, a new massive financial leak called the paradise papers has been released. that report shows how many of the world's richest people have been taking advantage of tax havens. it also accuses several multinational companies of tax evasion as well. but as our reporter explains, companies like nike or apple say everything they have done is
legal. irley: apple is using a tax taxes jersey, to pay less . according to the paradise papers report, the world's most valuable company has stashed about $128 billion of profits offshore --money that is virtualllly untaxed, since jersey's corporate tax rate for foreign companies is at zero. in the u.s.,., apple's home atntry, corporate taxes are 35%. apple has since responded. isber one, it says, apple the largest taxpayer in the world. the company stresses it has paid $35 billion in corporate income taxes alone over the past three years. it also says that everything it has done is perfectly legal, "at apple we follow the laws. and if the system changes, we will comply."
apple is not alone. multinationals including nike, google, amazon, and starbucks are accused of aggressive tax avoidance. although the practice is legal, criticism has grown. said that taxecd avoidance costs up to $240 taxes. of unpaid this means smaller companies and private citizens have to pay more, and that states will have to cut their budgets. if you are a fan of france, you have probably been to its most famous acm, the louvre. a new louvre museum is set to open its doors in upper darby. -- in abu dhabi. it comes after a decade-long wait and some controversy over labor rights. agreement, -- it is the result of a deal worth a billion euros, signed in paris.
our reportrter gave us a a sneak peek at the mumuseum. reporter: it is the museum the world has been waiting for, the louvre abu dhabi, almost ready to open its visitors, 5000 kilometers frorom the f french capipital. it is a little different from the louvre in paris. 10 years in the making, it is a hugely ambitious cultural undertaking. is actually a doll made of thousands of stars, which creates an amazing effect with the light. the collection here is truly universal, with artifacts from prehistoric times, and also pieces of contemporary art. there are paintings from man a, bango, and leonardo -- from manet anand van gogh. works hard to diversify its sources of revenue
for gdp, and one key sector is tourism. one of the greatest enhancements in 2017 is the inauguration of ththe louvre abu dhabi museum. it will attract a different type of visitor and enhance the journey of your typical visitor. we focused on antiquities and pieces from our markets. we have used our global platform to shed light and fofocus on culture, ancient history, in the likes of china, india, and so on. olivia: in creating this cultural district which should featurure a number of f museumsd galleries,s, abu dobby is investing in a future which puts andnd tourism center stage. when it comes to inspiring future generations of artists, historically, there is no better model than the loop. genie: olivia reporting from the louvre abu dhabi. it is time for our business update. we are going to lisbon, where some of the bigiggest names in
technology have gathered for the web summit conference. this editor stephen carroll is there now. what sort of issues are being discussed in lisbon? ephen: it is a very interesting schedule happening at the web summit. on the main stage behind me, we have just had a presentation on robotics. it is a pretty large arena, as you might get an idea from the noise coming behind me. it has a capacity of 15,000. the crowds being drawn here are quite interesting. the european commissioner was speaking here a short time ago, and there was a crowd of easily 10,000 people. a strange sort of celebrity has been created at the web summit. it is part of the range of what this event offense -- offers. the tech issues being discussed, with broader implications for society. the business end as well.
it is the biggest gathering in the world. some 2000 startups are here, hoping not only to find potential new customers, but investments. one french startup -- we're joined by their chief marketing officer. thank you for being with us. device?the what does it do? anna: it gives time back for what really matters. what that means is, we are using artificial intelligence to measure, analyze, and help you improve your time use. we are going to use your input. we're going to use different stuff to provide you with an automated timeline of your days. out of that, you get a breakdown of how long you spend on social media, working. stephen: that could be very dangerous if you analyze some people. that is a lot of information to
collect from people's phones. a lolot of issues around data security, a lot of concerns. how do you protect the information? privacy try to provide by design. the way we do it is all our algorithms that gather data and make sense of it -- it is on the phone. that means the only way we need to access the data or we can access the data is if you want a separate storage. in that case, your data is uploaded to our server, but even then, we never touch it. stephen: this is your second year attending web summit. what is the advantage of coming to an event like this? are you looking for investors? what is the goal? anna: i would say we have multiple goals. investors is one of them. the thing that is good about web summit is, when you are in a startup, you are part of a pretty small network. even france, for instance, the network has been getting much bigger. you still are limited. but when you come to a place
like this, it brings together tons of people from different countrieies, with different interests as well, so it broadens your horizons and it helps reach out to people who you would have been unable to contact otherwise. so investors, yes, but we are going to close our third round in january. one of the main reasons we come here is to find people who are going to invest in us. stephen: paris has just been buying -- by the european commission, naming it the capital of innovation. you yourselves are based in london. how do you compare the innovation of both cities? anna: it is interesting, because i think one of the cliches we have is that paris is lagging behind in terms of start up development, but i would say in our experience we find that to be quite untrue. of effortbeen lots put into developing the offerings for startups, and the amount of support we get, the amount of funding. also, think of the internet, to go about the day-to-day business. france is quite good.
we track our time, so we know. we have figured out we only spend a couple hours every month doing admin, which is fine, if you think about it. we are happy. stephen: what a contrast. anna is from smarter time. thank you for speaking to us on "france 24." european markets trading in the red this lunchtime, down slightly across the board -- london and frankfurt as s well. ace special -- a special edition of people and profit. genie: thank you for that update from the web summit in lisbon, in lisbon, and portugal. it is time now for the press review. alison sargent joins me on set to look at what has been making headlines around the world. the focus on the united states, back in the throes of the gun
debate in the wake of a shooting in a texas church. with this kind of major shooting happening almost once a month, is there anything new to say? allison: there is one paper in the u.s. that has said the same thing after every mass shooting for the past three years. this headline might sound familiar to you. saysy to prevent this, only nation where this regularly happens. this is from satirical paper "the onion." thelled out the shooting -- post after the las vegas shooting last month. you can see it is the exact same article. all they did was change the photo. his article from "the onion" has become part of what you might call post-shooting ritual in the u.s.. it goes viral every time. genie: the texas shooting has given conservative papers more to say or provided evidence for an old theory. alison: they say that more guns are the only way to vent mass shootings, because the only way to stop them is "a good guy with a gun," or as on sunday, a
plumber with a rifle. the story of the man who chased down the gunman with a rifle in texas has been getting a lot of attention in the right wing media. conservative paper "the wall street journal," as you can see, uses him to argue that "the harsh reality of mass murders is that often only the presence of someone with a legal weapon to shoot back and stop the rampage." you can read a directory future of this argument in "late" today a a direct rebuttal of this argument in "slate." good guys cannot be everywhere bad guys go. are reminding us that when it comes to gun control, statistics speak for themselves. more guns you have, the more gun related deaths there are. arming more guys would only benefit one group -- the nra. you can see in the cartoon from
the new yorker," even when u.s. flag is at half mast, the nra flag flies higher. genie: the paradise papers adding to the list of people and companies now who are legally evading taxes. alison: different papers are focusing on different people and different companies. talking aboutr is the financial gift belgium has been giving to nike. the paper writes about a nike distribution center that employs 3000 people in belgium but has paid almost zero in texas to the country. meanwhile, you can read about apple's search for a home base without "transparency, taxes, or pesky political opposition." according to the german paper, apple eventually found everything it was looking for in jersey, where the tax rate for companies is 0%. on today's front page of the guardian, you can see racing driver lewis hamilton, pictured with his private jet -- a jet he did not pay taxes on, eggs to a
scheme involving the isle of man. the figure getting the most attention was the queen of england. many felt her actions were not living up to royal standards. in this cartoon from "the times," we can see the royal standard flying over buckingham palace, that it has changed a little bit. it has moneybags and a palm tree. one tourist is saying, "it's not the royal standard i expected." the hundredthrks anniversary of the revolution that ushered in communism in russia, known as the october revolution, even though we market in november. alison: one of the changes the revolution ushered in was a change in the calendar. it happened on the old calendar in october. on the new calendar we use today, november 7, today. we used to be celebrated as a big national holiday back in soviet times. in recent decades, its meaning has become more ambiguous. vladimir putin replaced it in 2005 with a so-called national
unity day the russians celebrated on october 4. the e moscow times went out on e street yesterday and asked russians how they feel about the october revolution 100 years on. it turns out they are very split. some wish the government was going to mark the centennial. some were glad they will not. some do not care one way or the other. according to many analyses, the difference of opinion in russia is the main reason vladimir putin has chosen not to mark the anniversary. a french paper spoke to the woman who ran paris is lenin museum before it closed, and she says pridgeon wants to avoid anything that could divide russian society. paper talked to historians who said there is a second reason putin might not want to celebrate the revolution, and that is that he does not like popular uprisings. putin has said the bolsheviks slow down development. he was to focus on unity. focus on aill one-woman popular uprising -- a cyclist in the united states who gave donald trump the middle
finger. it turns out she is now facing the consequences. alison: 50-year-old julie risk men -- briskman. a photo of her went viral last week. you can see that again in "the huffington post." she was fired in the hr department of a government contractor. they said she violated the social media policy by making the photo her profile picture. julie has no regrets. she told "the huffington post," in some ways, i am doing much better. i am angry about where our country is and this was an opportunity to get -- to say something. genie: all about freedom of expression in the u.s. you can get a closer look at that on the website. coming up in the next half hour, a look into the studio of mattisse.
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