tv DW News LINKTV September 2, 2020 3:00pm-3:31pm PDT
♪ >> this is dw news, live from berlin. tonight, a crime of attempted murder. the german chancellor says there is no doubt a kremlin critic was poisononed. she wants pressure to explain. the figure remains in intensive care in a german hospital. the german government says he was poisoned with the soviet nerve agent. berlin and washington, now demanding answers from moscow. also coming up tonight, the
image that shocked five years ago, this picture of a syrian toddler who perished in the mediterranean sea while fleeing to europe sent shockwaves around the globe. we find out what happened to the family. also coming up, the sky seems to be the limit the u.s. stock market, stocks shrugging off the recession and pandemic to set new, record highs. we find out what is feeling the surgrge. and the fitness that the venice film festival opens with less stars unless glamour, top storm -- top stars staying home. we will show you what films to watch out for. ♪ brent: i'm brent gauff. to our viewers on pbs in the united states and around the world, welcome. german chancellor angela merkel is commanding answers from moscow after her government
confirmed rush's leading -- russia's leading opposition gear was poisoned. alexi navalny is fighting for his life after falling ill in moscow last month. moscow has disputed allegations navalny was poisoned. correspondent: for years, alexey navalny has been fighting to rid russia of what he calls crooks and needs. >> the united russia party has always one for 20 years and even if they lost, usising fraud, thy want anynyway. correspopondent: the outspokoken opposition figure has organized numerous kremlin protests and arrested several times for several this obedience -- for civil disobedience, and attempted to get on the ballot to run for president, but his bid lot by the courts. now, navalny lies in an induced, in a berlin hospital, clinging
to life. german chancellor angela merkel because the suspected poisoning attempted murder. >> alexey navalny is the victim of a crime. he was meant to be silenced. i condemned this in the sharpest possible manner in the name of the entire german government. correspondent: navalny is one of vladimir putin's fiercest critics against putin's 20 year grip on power. navalny has susuffered physical attacks in recent years. the attorney fell ill on a flight in siberia on his way to moscow last week. it is believed someone poisoned his t before -- poison his tea before the flight. the german government says a soviet made nerve agent was used, without a doubt. >> we explain -- we expect the
russian government to explain itself. these are serious allegations only the russian government can and should answer. russia is set hold -- correspondent: russia is set to hold regional elections next month. for now, emily and friends are holding onto hope that navalny polls -- pulls through. brent: i'm joined by our correspondence here in berlin and in moscow. kate, strong words from the german chancellor. what proof do the germans have that this was novichok. kate: the proof of this poisoning came from a special talk doll -- special toxicology report carried out by the german military which focuses on chemical weapons and protection of civilians and the military against chemical weapons. it is this test result, angela
merkel says, is proof alexi navalny was indeed the victim of a crime and the aim was for him to be silenced. brent: yuri, we have the german chancellor and other western countries demanding answers from the kremlin. yuri: in contrast those strong reactions from nato and the german chancellor, authorities in russia have so far been reluctant to comment on navalny's poisoning. a spokesman for russian president vladimir said the kremlin would be unabable to gie a proper response to the berlin statement, which is in a way also a statement. however, the russian foreign ministry said berlin's statements are not based on evidence. they called it provocation dictated political motives that
could you organized by the united states to stop the gas project nord stream ii between russia and germany. brent: novichok can only be produced russia. if it wasn't the kremlin behind this, who else could it be? yuri: navalny has quite a few enemies. in his corruption investigations, he has attacked high-ranking government officials. navalny's largest investigation was brought about against the former russian prime minister, so the list of his opponents and haters is very long, including russian politicians in siberia, in the last city where navalny visited for he was poisoned. and i think the person who poison team didn't risk -- didn't expect such a response
from germany. nobody in russia thought navalny would be flown to berlin and darted like a state guest among the low merkel, and more. whoever poisoned navalny totally underestimated his importance. brent: important point, the medical quickly became political. how damaging is this for german-russian relations question arc kate -- german-russian relations? kate: it certainly doesn't improve them. angela merkel said navalny had been treated the past couple of weeks on humanitarian grounds. but indeed, as you say, the humanitarian issue is quickly becoming a diplomatic and elliptical issue -- diplomatic and political issue. it will be interesting to see how germany and its eu partners and nato p partners move forwar. there are different options they could take. in the meantime, they are waiting for a more concrete response from the kremlin.
brent: kate, european union and nato have had to deal with similar cases before involving novichok and russia. are there clues from past experiences to help deal with this investigation? kate: one of the first would be to slap sanctions on specific people in russia, or even businesses or vessels. but it would really depend on how moscow decides to cooperate or not with berlin, and its other eu partners in the coming days. but so far, the response from moscow has been rather hazy. brent: kate in berlin and yuri in moscow, thank both of you. look at other stories making headlines. the trial has opened in paris at 14 suspects accused of aiding
the 2015 terror attack on the satirical magazine "c"charlie hebdo." three assailants murdered 17 people before being shot by police. the magazine was targeted because it published cartoons of the prophet muhamed. a notorious killer in the cambmbodian khmer rouge regime s didied at the age of 77. he oversaw the deaeaths of thousasands. the khmer rouge killed thousands and buried them in mass graves known as the killing yields. he has been serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. antigovernment testers clashed with police in the bulgarian capital of sofia. opponents accuse the prime minister of having links to oligarchs and are calling on him to resign rated is the biggest missed in nearly two months of daily tests. authorities say several people were detained and dozens injured. all this week, we are looking
back to the summer of 2015, when an unprecedented number of migrants fled war and poverty in their own countries, many from syria. and they headed for europe. many never made itit. one imagee shocked thehe w worlo other. a syrian toddler's body washed ashore in turkey. thousands of others also perished on the journey. and the perilous sea crossing is still claiming lives today. ♪ correspondent: the tragic exodus of the cordi famamily ended d at this beach near turkish village. the famimily was t trying to r a greek island and a a rubber boa. the boat capsized. little a allon and h his brothed their mother drowned. only abdullah corgi survived. >> the boat capsized after
people stood up. i held my wife's hand. we had lifejackets and tried to keep our children out of the water, it didn't work. halib died first, then allon. hahalib said to me, poppa, don't be afraid. correspondent: the little image of the dead body made headlines around the world. the refugees' desperation and fate symbolized by a tiny corprp. years later, we set out to make contact with his mother. >abduduah now livives in iraq's kurdish region. we were unable to travel there becacause of coronavirirus. kurdish television also covered abdullah's fate and revealed good news. abdullah has once again become a father. he remarried three years ago. >> i was very surprised when the
new baby y was born. i couldn't belilieve it. it was a shock. i d didn't know if i should hapy or sad, or if i shohod cryry. i have no idea what happened to me. whenen you lose your own child, and i hope it never happens to you, it's a strangnge feeling if you alrlready losost a childld d then have e a new b baby. thank k god i am doing after. i am happy about this child. correspondent: four abdullah, the e new baby is a great gift. he has named him allon. ♪ brent: allon's aunt tima has written a book, "the boy on the beach: my family's escape from
syria and our hope for a new home." and she founded the kurdi foundation to help children around the world. today she was in berlin. our reporter spoke with her. correspondent: thank you for taking your time to speak to. -- speak to dw. it has been five years now since the picturures of your nephehewt around t the world. what does the photo mean to you? >> that photo, there is no word i can describe. it is a family. it was the wake-up call to the world. but it was my wake-up call. that is why i take any opportunity across the globe and i use my voice entered ever -- voice and urge every citizen t o
stand up and the voice of the people who need our helelp, and have. correspondent: you talk about a wake-up call to feel the wake-up call has prompted more humanity in the discussion around migration? >> if i take you back to september 2, 2015, almost one year later, that image touched millions of people's hearts across the globe, including politicians. they held a picture deeply to their heart and would have tears in their i, and move them to some. and every country would watch it. every country was moved on the part of thehese suffering peoeo, and d welcomed them in their hearts. for me, it was sad when i saw
the picture was circulating and people talkingng about it. it has really hurt us, but at the same time, we said, if it is going to being a positive effect on people and move them to help others who have been calling and crying out to the world for many years, it is something we take deeply to our hearts and it gives us a little bit of comfort. yes, it has moved people, and i really have a special thanks to people in every country. it is the people who made all this happened, the people pououd their heararts out to welcome those refugees in their country. this is some thing, i have seen it until now that people are still willing to do sosomethingo help others.
and that is why i am, today, i look at the situation during the five years. politicians, the world leaders, they went back to their business and they forgot about t the suffering of the people, and the situation is getting worse. everywhere we turn. i can't even watch the news, what is happening with coming from libya, making the same journey. people are drowning. when you watch the news, what happened in yemen, the image of those children starving from hunger, how can any human being watch that kind of news and close their eyes and turn their back and say, it is not my problem?
correspondent: thank you, very much. for speaking with us. brent: that is the aunt of a long -- allon kurdi. french president emmanuel macron is the first european leader to reach best to visit baghdad since may. . the 83-year-old silvio berlusconi has tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantined in his home. the covid-19 pandemic has plunged australia into recession for the first time in almost three decades. new figures show the economy shrank 7% in the second quarter, it's sharpest decline hundred -- it's sharpest the client on
record -- its sharpest decline on record. the recovery will be long, hard and bumpy. borrowing in the u.s. has skyrocketed as of the coronavirus pandemic, but had no impact on the stock market, which has gone from week to streak. shares in tech companies have hit record highs as demand stocks such as apple and zoom sword. the dow has been trading near the all-time high at hit in february. at the same time, one in 10 americans is now mock of work. that is a huge disconnect. for more,e, we go to our dw business reporter, he is following the story in new york. good afternoon. why is the stock market soaring, even though the u.s. economy is deep in a recession? >> it is quite incredible.
i have experienced a couple of big market inns in new york city , the terror attacks in 2001 in 2001 and the financial crisis, just to name a few but the speed is what the markets pressed for in march and have now recovered. that is something i haven't experienced at all. on wednesday for the first time mother, it surpassed 12,000 point mark, and tech-heavy nasdaq justin june surpassed the 10,000 mark. analysts say they have neverr seen action like the fed before that makeses money cheap and tht is driving investors into the market. but it also might be that some investors are trying to join the party before it might end. brent: the party would be for people who own stocks, are invested in the stocock market
that is not everybody whatt abot people in the u.s. who have lost their jobs? how are people feeling the effects of this economic downturn? >> it's incrediblble. every day, you look in the newspapers and you see every day reports of people being laid off or are going to be laid off, whether it be in the airline industry, retail, entertainment, in so many other places. i have a young couple as neighbors, and he is only getting 40% of what he originally got paid. his wife is an artist and does make any money at all. they are not able to afford the rent anymore. we might see evictions further down the line so the economic reality clearly does not reflect what is going on with the stock market. brent: unemployment and the economy and we know the election is in november. what is donald trump's remedy for this economic malady? >> pretty much, he has taken his
biggest action shortly after he took office with tax cuts, which increased the debt load quite a bit, and there is also less regulation. at the moment, he is not talking much about what he is going to do for the future, as much as what his policies have done so far and he is pointing at the stock market to prove him right that his economic policieses working read if you look at the polling when it comes to the economy and how he handles the economy, is at least with that topic in the leaead in comparisn to his contender, joe biden. brent: our dw business reporortr with the latest from new york. thank you. the first major film event to roll out the red carpet since the start of the pandemic is underway. many stars will miss the venice film festival because of travel restrictions, but there are names such as kate blanchet.
the australian actors is the president of this year's jury. with coronavirus rising in italy and elsewhere, stricict issues e in lace, and looting the wearing of face masks. for more, i enjoyed by our movie guru scott roxborough dw culture. he is in venice. scott, i see you have your face mask. i think people watching around the world or maybe scratching their heads, wondering if it iss too early to have a film festival area how different are things there, compared to times without the pandemic? scott: no comparison. we are all wearing masks, inside cinemas and outside, at all times. venice has taken a note from donald trump's book and they built a wall around the red carpet to keep from gathering here, and create a dangerous crowd.
there are a lot of measures that have been implemented here for safety. and maybe it is a b bit too ear, maybe some people are right if they are saying that, that it is quite amazing what the venice film festival has an aged to do. it does yield the safe and hasas the feel of a real film festival. i think it is a huge signal for the film industry around the world, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, maybe things can start knowing again. brent: that is quite an achievement for them in venice to get to that level, considering the pandemic. what highlights can we expect? scott: i already have my neighbor film -- favorite film, it is called "appleses," and its about a pandemic, but a pandemic that causes you to lose your memory. it is a touching, magical little
movie and i thought it was delightful read it can really take you away in a way only movies camp. i'm looking forward to the german entry tomorrow, "the entire worldld," a political dra in currentnt day germany about e dangers of political extremism, be more topical. there will be a lot more to come in the coming 10 days. brent: we will be talking to you, scott roxborough, in venice at the start of the film festival. thank you. international soccer kicks off in europe this week for the first time since the pandemic. the nation's league starts germany hosting spain in a standup game. fans are getting used to the relatively new tournament. it will not be a allowed to wath in person. correspondent: it t 10 long months germany last light. there was meant to have been at european champion -- been a european championship in june,
but that takes place next year. germany can ease their way back in against spain in the nation's league, a tournament designed to give countries competitive foot all win otherwise they would be playing friendly's. >> it felt quite different to join up with the national team. the last few months were strange for everyone. correspondent: the tournament is starting its second edition, with portugal the inaugural winners last year. changes have been made to whwhat many fans see as a complicated competition. glossy video does its best to explain, but it remains a second-year tournament, offering a back route -- second-tier tournament, offering a back world cup. germany was supposed to be relegated halloween their world cup debacle in 2018 devotions were scrappeped and now germany are on the up after easily qualifying for the euros.
fans are not allowed for the spanking, but the general manager told dw germany can still put on a show. >> the play is a different style, so hopefully good results now and in ththe next upcomingg month, it will help us to their the r relationshipp with h the s to repair the relationship with the fans, which is not easy. correspondent: two starsrs are there, but germamany's other sts ararresting for ththe game. the coronavirus disruption means match is taking lace before the new one this league -- the new league season starts. brent: brazilian stocker start -- soccer star nimar has contracted covid-19, linked to
holiday trip to the spanish island of ibiza. several players went after the team's defeat by munich. two other players are self-isolating now in tears, with an -- and were with nimar on holiday last week. you're watching dw news. i'm brent off. -- i'm brent goff. after a short break, i will be back to take you through "the day." ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
yeah but it's his work to live from paris will news and analysis from france twenty four i'm not going these are the main world news headlines. fourteen people on trial in paris over the shoddy and to attack of twenty fifteen. they were led into court by police for a case expected to last until mid november three suspects are being tried in absentia. the two fled to syria in the wake of the atrocities that claimed. seventeen lives of the three days of terror. german doctors say alexa brownlie was poisoned with the nerve agent not chalk. francis condemned the shocking and irresponsible use of the nerve agent. the white house has cold it completely reprehenensible. y