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Dec 26, 2016 6:00pm PST
♪ >> hello and welcome. tributes have been flooding in for a man loved by millions. george michael has died at the age of 53. >> ♪ the very next day to give it away ♪ >> the british superstar sold more than 100 million albums during his career. we will get a personal perspective for my friend of his in the u.s. also, as search tight -- search teams five fragments of a russian plane, authorities say they do not think terrorism was to blame. russia has been holding a day of mourning. you'll go to moscow for more. ♪ christopher: good to have you with us. the world of music is in mourning over another huge loss. british pop idol george michael, who died on sunday at the age of 53. his manager says the cause was heart failure. tributes have been flooding in all day. fans have been laying flowers outside of his home for a man who wrote and sang some of the most enduring hits of the 1980's and 1990's. first as part of the pop duo wham then as a solo artist. >> ♪ everything must change ♪ reporter: the world bids farewell to a pop icon. early in the mourning, people began to leave
PBS
Mar 9, 2016 6:00pm PST
industry, though, and brett, you've got the story. brent: george martin, the music producer known for his work with the beatles, has died at the age of 90. he was often called the fifth beatle. he enjoyed and played a major role in transforming the group into global superstars. the former beatle, paul mccartney, led tributes to martin, describing him as the most intelligent and musical person that he had ever known. >> as head of anr at the label, george martin signed the beatles when no one else would. he shaped their sound and identity from the word go, wasting no time in implementing ringo star. >> the very first record was "love me do" and the second was "please please me" which was only arrived at after much doubt on my part whether they could write a hit song. >> they followed his advice and sped up the tempo. >> at the end of that session, i was able to tell them, you've got your first number one. ♪ i know you never even try, girl ♪ >> from that moment onward, they blossomed. they became wonderful songwriters. >> and the rest is history. the lennon mccartney magic was perfe
PBS
Dec 28, 2017 6:00pm PST
♪ >> this is dw news coming to you live from berlin. former soccer star george radel wins -- george weah wins liberia's presidential vote. now liberia is set for its first democratic transition of power in decades. also coming up, italian prime minister paolo gentiloni sets march 4 as the date for a national election after the president is all parliament. we will get you the latest from rome. plus carnage in kabul, multiple blasts rock the afghan capital, a suicide attack on a shiite cultural center killed dozens. and a portrait of an artist. we will look at an animated film called loving vincent. it is the story of the great painter vincent van gogh. 60,000 images were hand-painted in his distinctive style by 100 artists from around the globe. ♪ sarah: i am sarah harman. welcome to the show. former soccer star george weah has one library is presidential election -- won liberia's presidential election. supporters in the capital city of monrovia have been cheering for his victory. 51 numeral will be sworn in next month in what will be the country's first democratic transition of po
PBS
Aug 28, 2017 6:00pm PDT
an abandoned dog called george gave him a new perspective on life. colin turned their story into a best-selling book. he talked with my colleague about his special relationship with his dog. >> colin and george. for years, they have been inseparable. when they met, both needed one thing -- love. colin's struggle began when returning to a business trip from his home in toronto, he found his wife had packed her things and left. for months he was heartbroken until his friends pushed in to get a dog. in an interview with dw, colin recall that time in his life. >> i was feeling sorry for myself. again, struggling with some issues of depression and probably drinking a bit more than i should have been. when they reached out to me and said, getting almost dog, you are giving them a purpose and a second chance and maybe in the process you are helping yourself. reporter: colin found george thanks to a pet rescue website. he was fully grown, making it difficult for a family looking to adopt. but colin was drawn to them. they began a new life in california. it was a perfect fit. they are exper
PBS
Dec 29, 2017 6:00pm PST
assure in its first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades. george wwon a landslide victory in the presidential runoff. a little while ago, the country's election commission declared him the president-elect, receiving more than 60% of the vote. liberia, a country founded by freed american slaves, is africa's oldest modern republic. it will be the first democratic transfer of power since 1934. >> liberia's new president visits his party headquarters to prepare for governments. he has waited a long time for this moment. after previous election to be -- defeats coming this time hewon a landslide victory. >> this is a dream come true. where the people of liberia. >> we asked if he is a candidate of change, running against the vice president who quickly conceded defeat. >> the captain of this ship. >> weah has long been famous and liberia, born in slums, he shot to stardom, playing for the country's top clubs. after retiring, he had been out of politics for more than a decade. he promised to fight corruption and boost the economy. well enough to dispel concerns about his
PBS
Jul 19, 2017 6:00pm PDT
george. they brought their parents, prince william and princess kate, with them to berlin. i am brent goff. it is good to have you with us. turkey's ambassador was summoned to the german foreign ministry today, and this is what he heard. the turkish government needs to immediately and directly here the german government's outrage and in comprehension. the ambassador pledged to deliver that message to ankara. berlin is demanding the release of german citizen peter steudtner, being held on terror charges, one of six human rights activists arrested this week. >> germany's foreign ministry summoned turkey's ambassador on wednesday morning. berlin is demanding the immediate release of german journalist and human rights activists who the government says has been arbitrarily jailed. foreign minister sigmar gabriel has decided to break off his vacation and return to berlin. he will be at the foreign ministry on thursday to discuss what to do now, in view of the dramatic escalation of turkey's actions. the foreign ministry has hinted at punitive measures to change and kara's -- to change ankar
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May 22, 2017 2:00pm PDT
much. that's your latest from the business desk. back to you. brent: gilbert and george, the anti-religion rudest -- british artist are showing their work in berlin. this part of a new exhibition across germany that is marking the 500th anniversary of the reformation. that was the revolution started by martin luther within christianity t that eventually brought about the separation of church and state. reporter: gilbert and george, characteristically dressed in tailored english suits, draw nearly as many looks as their art. indeed, they are part of it. their images are often disturbingnd at firsglance, they might offer a soothing uniformity. a secocond alarms alarmining -- reveals alararming details.. people are shattered phones. gilbert and george are known to be critical of religion and were chosen to decorate singh matthews church in berlin to -- >> the church is dealing like ourselves, with death, life, fear, sex, money, race, and religion. reporter: gilbert and george selected he works especially for the venue. they come from the well-known 2013 series calllled scapegoatig pi
PBS
Jun 22, 2016 6:00pm PDT
campaign. good evening, georg. so is the suspense, the expectation, is it palpable there? georg: brent, to some degree it is fair to say that. we saw the reject -- return of this tactics applied by both campaigns. the end campaign going on the terrible economic consequences, which would follow brexit, and the out campaign talking about immigration, emigrants, migrants coming to great britain flooding the country. the terms of the debate have changed quite a bit, less inflammatory language, less in tolerance in the debate. of course, following the tragic murder of jo cox, who people in the hundreds in london today paid tribune at small sites like this one, the house of parliament here in the heart of london. brent: that is right. we understand you were at one of those commemoration ceremonies for jo cox. that all plays in to wear the latest survey stands right now. what do we know about what the polls are telling us? georg: it is a neck to neck race. it is -- two important things that are crucial. still a lot of undecided voters, and this will be key to which side is going to win. and anoth
PBS
Dec 27, 2017 6:00pm PST
between a senator george weah, former world footballer of the year and the incumbent vice president joseph boakai. weah topped the first round of voting with boakai coming in second, but neither secured the 50% needed to win outright. and so the election headed to a runoff. weah is a favorite with many young liberians and his supporters think he has is in the bag. >> i'd be happy. i'd be happy. because it would mean the election is fair. it is free and fair and transparent. we all went to the palace yesterday. we saw the whole process. i'm very happy with it. i know my next leader will be george weah. sarah: for more let's go to the capital monrovia, where our correspondent is standing by. evelyn, we as supporters say he is the winner. is it a done deal? >> the commission has not officially announced anyone as the winner, but what is happening is preliminary results are coming up from polling places. the indicate clearly that -- they indicate clearly that weah has taken most of the vote. but the election commission have not announced a winner for now. sarah: the winner, whoever it i
PBS
Apr 26, 2017 6:00pm PDT
that could shut down the university founded by george soros. we take a look at the controversy over foreign money, education and politics. and the u.s. presidents takes -- president takes his axe to taxes, a new program for businesses and individuals, but the president still have to get the plan through congress. ♪ brent: i am brent goff. it is good to have you with us. china has reacted angrily to the u.s. installing a controversy oh antimissile defense system in south korea. the u.s. and a south korea insist the system is necessary to counter the threat from a nuclear armed north korea, but china says the system undermines its own security. the chinese foreign minister has urged all sides to ease the tensions. while in washington, the senate is being briefed on the options of that the white house has. correspondent: not many south koreans are happy about the missile defense system being built, it will be operational within days and washington says it is a necessary step to counter the threat from north korea. >> with every test, kim jong-un moves closer to his goal and are given
PBS
Nov 7, 2017 6:00pm PST
catalonia? georg: i think what we are seeing, and a good sign of that is that he started out the speech in french. most of the mayors talk in english and german, very much catering to an international audience. their message being is they want to see more help from europe. they condemned that europe has not provided them the help they had hoped for so far. you have to understand that catalonia is a part of spain that is very europhile. a number of mayors told me they want to see, once they are independent, they want to stay in europe. but the response from european leaders of course is a lot more difficult. this causes an enormous problem for the eu. events like this are taking place in the heart of the european capital. follows, can the european union stick to its hands-off approach for much longer? georg: it is a very difficult position the european union finds itself in. even if they would want to mediate, the problem is by law, they have to side with spain. they cannot be a mutual mediator. then there are a number of eu memory states have secessionist movements as well. belgium has
LINKTV
Jun 29, 2017 2:00pm PDT
president raqqa - -president erdogan. >> she came to george abela studios for her first interview -- dw studios, when asked about the immigration of migrants into germany, she said it works well for those born here. >> you have to be careful not to support certain organizations in germany. for example, one of the organizations that is directly controlleded by erdogan and the turkish government. >> turkey is also a difficult partner -- is a critical partner in the fight against is. >> they are not only one of the warring parties in syria but they are also known to equip and finance islamic terrorist organizations in syria. it is a dishonest to say we are waging war against terror but at the same time we deliver weapons to open supporters of terrorism. correspondent: wagenknecht does not rule out the leftist government joining a coalition party. >> i do not want to be part of an uncontrolled predatory capitalism. correspondent: when it comes to foreign policy, she was uncompromising in the dw interview. she rejected any foreign deployment of the buddhist prayer -- bundeswher. >> you
LINKTV
Jul 17, 2017 2:00pm PDT
saying, there decisions will impact millions of people. georg: i traveled with my colleague to the u.k. and we picked the british mainland because you want to be -- wanted to meet the polish community. many of them work there in factories, for minimum wage. we picked a small village there, home of the british delicacy, also home of an accountant that we met. we brought back this story. >> for us, the idiot of the european union's you could move from one city to another or country to country like you would internal. ♪ >> in 21 months, you will reach brexit. >> i came to the u.k. in 2006, and i do runun a firm in the midlands. after the brexit, we lost many clientnts because t they panick, they went back to poland. they feel not welcome, they feel unsafe as a business. >> this is not fair. why we should go back. i have been here 11 years, i have been paying my taxes all the time. why y can't i stay here? >> we are comingng here to work. we're not here to take advantage of the benefits system. 90% of the full i is people come hehere and do work. therere is very low unemployment impl
PBS
Oct 30, 2017 6:00pm PDT
revealed today that another former trump visor, george papandreou has pled guilty about lying to agents about lying about officials. donald trump denies any conclusion between his campaign team and moscow took place. >> the noos everyone is tightening after five probes of alleged collusion between the trump election campaign and russia, special counsel robert muter has charged against three officials. on monday morning, president trump's former campaign manager seen here on the left surrendered to federal authorities. the indictment of monday fort and his long time business partner rick gates does not mention the election. instead it's their lobbying work for ukraine's former president viktor yanukovych that caught prosecutor's attention. it accused them of conspiracy against the u.s., money laundering and making false statements. president trump has dismissed any allegations of collusion between his campaign and russia as a political witch hunt spearheaded by the f.b.i. and democrats following news of the indictment, trump was quick to distance himself from his former campaign manager
PBS
Nov 14, 2017 6:00pm PST
george papadopoulos in which russian connections were discussed. in previous testimony undergrowth, -- under oath, sesame -- citizens -- sessions denied those contacts. >> i do now recall the march 2016 meeting at the trump hotel that mr. poppa topless attended -- that george papadopoulos attended, but i have no details of what he said. to the best of my recollection i believe i want to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign, the russian government, or any other foreign government. brent: that is the u.s. attorney general jeff sessions. our correspondent kerley niche and more is on the story for us. -- our correspondent kerley niche a morning. is this man credible or is he not? carolina: apparently we have seen at least three -- the words we just heard come after his statement this year also in the investigation into russian meddling in u.s. elections last year. sessions denied once and again he had key medications with anyone connected to the russian government during the 2016 elections. even of the attorney general began saying, my story has not ch
LINKTV
Jan 22, 2018 2:00pm PST
stadiums, but not like this. the former football star george weah is sworn in as liberia's new president. he has some lofty goals. speaking of lofty goals and altitudes, we are going to the top of the swiss alps tonight to talk about world economic news. javier: that is right. that is going to start. that means a lot of big names -- british prime minister theresa may, french president emmanuel macron, and the brazilian president are just some of the world leaders that are expected to attend the world economic forum in doubles -- in davos. we cannot forget u.s. president donald trump. davos is known for a broad array of participants and topicscs. here is s a first look at what s coming. getting rid of the snow. that could be one of the most important jobs in davos. roads need to be cleared for many world leaders to make their way to the ski resort. the first time in almost two decades, a sitting u.s. president will be taking part. something he needs to have discussions with other foreign leaders more than anyone. >> i think what is important is that whoever is the leader of a country does
LINKTV
Dec 18, 2017 2:00pm PST
our reporter is filing this story for us. how much trouble could ikea be in? georg: the commission ordered apple to pay 13 billion euros to ireland. it ordered amazon to pay $250 million to luxembourg. i would say we are more in the territory of amazon. the reason is this. 3% of turnover from all over the world of ikea shops has been channeled to a holding in the netherlands. a substantial part of the money between 2006 and 2011 was then transferred to luxembourg. we are looking at hundreds of millions here. that money -- there has been zero tax paid on that money. we are looking also at another case even more creative, where tax was avoided involving liechtenstein. both cases currently being investigated. analyst: liechtenstein, luxembourg, the netherlands. it sounds extremely complicated. it sounds like ikea has had creative, if not terminal mines, put to work. -- if not criminal minds, put to work. georg: the cases against amazon and apple -- big american enterprises that have been investigated by the european commission. but it is clearly the most ambitious european case that h
LINKTV
Jul 12, 2016 2:00pm PDT
by vice president joe biden and number president george w. bush. the officers were killed on duty just days after two unarmed black men were shot dead by police. during his speech, he spoke of the violence exposing the divide in american democracy. president obama: faced with this , we wonder if the divide in america can ever be wrote. we wonder if an african-american community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs can ever understand each other's experience. we turn on the tv or surf the internet and we can watch positions harden and lines drawn and people retreat to their respective corners. politicians calculate how to grab attention or avoid the fallout. we see all of this and it is hard not to think sometimes that the center won't hold and that things might it worse. i understand. i understand how americans are feeling. but dallas, i am here to say we must reject such despair. brent: that was u.s. president barack obama speaking about an hour ago in dallas. with full in our washington correspondent who h
PBS
Oct 20, 2017 6:00pm PDT
to denounce trumpcare a politics. george w. bush and barack obama criticized deep divisions in today's america. it comes as the issue of hate speech takes center stage, especially since president trump refused to condemn a white supremacist march this past summer. on thursday, protesters stopped a white nationalist leader from speaking at a university in [yelling] correspondent: we do not want no nazi hate, their target is inside this florida university, a leading figure in the white supremacist movement, calling for a white state. instead, he was hounded down among heated exchanges. >> you are going to fail. correspondent: peering deadly violence -- fearing deadly balance, the governor declared a state of emergency. critics say that president trump's tacit support has encouraged the far right to rise. his attitude has now provoked an extraordinary scolding from not one but two former presidents. >> we have got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry. to demonize people who have different ideas. to get the base all riled up, because it provides a short-term tactic
PBS
Apr 18, 2017 6:00pm PDT
founded in 1991 is under threat. it was founded by the hungarian born philanthropist george soros. he has hardly any say in the running of the campus. the government has branded him and arch enemy. >> it is not in our interest to have players in the background without been trying to disable our government on behalf of and financed by foreign agents like george soros. his organizations are fake. we will use any legal means to defy such attempts. that bodes badly for all of hungary. adam taught in boston for 10 years overturned to teach at the central european university renown for its high-quality education. >> if the university cannot operate like this it is going to be a problem for students who will leave. they want international education and can't get it at home. they will just study abroad and never come back. >> the authoritarian government wants to do away with the main advantage, earning a masters degree and phd. the new law calls for the university to open a main campus abroad. that would be an insurmountable burden an attack on the institution's independence. >> self-gov
PBS
Dec 26, 2017 6:00pm PST
decades of this. >> it is about but between former international footballer george way it and vice president joseph walk-on. joseph is a experienced longtime politician having served in government for the past 12 years, he has found it harder to convince voters that he will bring change. >> is this -- it is a test of democracy, we wanted one time, there were 20 of us. this is what the process has produced. >> the small country of just over 4 million people boasts 26 political parties, state institutions remain weak and corruption is deeply entrenched. born in islam in the capital monrovia, george has one the hearts of most young liberians through star performances for europe's biggest football point -- teams in the 90's. this is his second attempt of becoming president. >> i'm going to win. quest the outgoing president cemented piece in the west african country after civil war ended in 2003. but the majority of liberians still live in dire poverty. and she did little to improve that. whatever wins this election will be faced with a difficult heritage. and will have to prove that he
PBS
Apr 17, 2017 6:00pm PDT
more powers will lead to a stronger turkey. "we will not listen to the words of george or helge. we will listen to the words of ahmed, hussain. we listen to the words of allah almighty." but as yes voters celebrate, opponents say the outcome is invalid. "the only decision that will end the debate about the legitimacy of the vote and ease the people's legal concerns is the annulment of this referendum by the high electoral board." they are contesting the electoral board's decision to accept ballots without an official stamp. election observers have raised concerns about the opposition's freedom to campaign. >> on the issue of fairness, as i mentioned, we say it was an unlevel playing field, so there was a disparity. on the issue of freedom, as i mentioned, there were undue limits to fundamental freedoms. reporter: concerns, too, about what the constitutional changes mean for turkey's democracy. in istanbul, thousands took to the streets to protest what they see as a step towards autocratic rule. it is almost a century since kemal ataturk founded the turkish republic and led the count
PBS
Nov 3, 2017 6:00pm PDT
history for other reasons, like this one in making 92 when a george h.w. bush fainted after vomiting in the lap of the prime minister of japan. blunders like that can happen. she was president barack obama's chief of protocol. >> every second really matters, every moment counts. you are literally almost holding your breath to make sure that those things you put in place, the hours of preparation, actually go according to plan. sometimes they don't. >> five countries in less than two weeks. this trip is a huge challenge for a president who once admitted he is not a big fan of traveling abroad. one thing will make them feel at home, in japan, prime minister oblique has invited him to a round of golf. sarah: alexandra, plenty of pitfalls ahead for a president was that he prefers to stay at home. whether you think is going to be the biggest challenge on this trip? >> i think the biggest challenge will be how to deal with north korea, the crisis will be the main important topic on this trip. another important question will be which role this president will play in bilateral meetings with
PBS
Sep 19, 2017 6:00pm PDT
steve bannon say, really jives with the america first rhetoric. brent: i was reminded of george w. bush's axis of evil speech today. but trump replaced -- iraq with venezuela. laura: you do see trumpet doing this a lot. what you talked about with george w. bush with really emphasizing military strength and seeing the world in terms of who was on the good side and was on the bad side. -- and who is on the bad side. to see it with venezuela i think through a lot of people' for a surprise. venezuela has gotten less attention from him. brent: the munro doctrine, going back to the 1800s, you are in our backyards we can intervene. trump is willing to intervene if democracy is not restored. is that a promise of military intervention? laura: we don't know what that is in we're not sure what trump thom is in general. he might -- trump promises in general. he might say something but then it will be quiet and he will rent it up again. we will have to see -- he will grant it up again -- ramp it up again. brent: let's listen to what venezuela said in reaction. >> we do not accept threats from
PBS
Feb 11, 2016 6:00pm PST
opening movie was "hail, caesar!" with george clooney that was enough to get people excited, and this was directed by the coen brothers, who are a pretty big deal. they did "the big lebowski," i'm sure you have seen their films, and it also had tilda swinton. everyone loves her in berlin. she is here to remember david the week, one of those being honored after he passed away just -- remember david bowie one of those being honored after he passed away a few weeks ago. it also has channing tatum with a tap dancing number. it is a great film in a film really abot old hollywood, is very nostalgic. i think you will like it. brent: who showed up for the opening movie besides the stars you mentioned? sarah: well, of course we had a jury president meryl streep and i know you have a special crush on her. she had so much support. people were standing out with "we love meryl" posters in size and she got a huge round of applause. she said she had no idea how to run a jury could anyone who saw her in "the devil wears prada" knows she could run the world if she wanted to. the festival director has been
Deutsche Welle
Oct 29, 2017 1:00pm CET
again who can afford the time. basil george won't earn much today but that means he'll have more time for something else that's also important on a remote island. shopping the. stores are restocking nash elves with the fresh produce brought by the cargo ship. it won't last forever so it's wise to move in quickly like basil george. finding bottled and canned goods is never a problem but fresh fruit is another story. the next morning is grey and of a cost it almost resembles rural england only headers even move wind and damp one form or kip into this stately home complained of it frequently. longwood house which served as napoleon's home isn't by the french government the french m. pro was sent here by the british in one thousand fifteen and it's why he stayed until his death six years later his nights are said to have been sleepless restlessly he wandered from one bed to another he had three of them and no boredom seemed to have been a problem for him as well as the damp in the house. the restored furniture is being read and stored in the house including napoleon's billiard table that'
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Nov 18, 2015 6:00pm PST
all computer-driven. george osborne is alarmed and following the attacks in paris. that includes better services to find the islamic state. >> for radicalization and operational planning. they do not yet have that capability. as well as the threat of the guns and their bombs and their knives. >> intelligence services are set to have 500 more staff in the coming years. anonymous is also declared war on the islamic state. they are flagging accounts on twitter and handing over data to u.s. agencies. it is an unusual alliance considering that until now, anonymous has battled against government authorities. governments are also trying to cripple its finances. it uses an ancient payment system. this is an example of how it works in everyday business. >> it puts them in a precarious position. the buyers using network of money brokers. and because it doesn't go through the regular channels, the payments dodge taxes. the equivalent of billions of euros. a buyer gives the money to a local broker. they then contact a middleman close to the seller. this second one pays the seller directly. t
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Feb 5, 2016 6:00pm PST
. >> is that george and wheezy? >> do you know where my baysox are? >> check the walk-in closet. >> if you drive drunk, you, simply put, are a shortsighted, utterly useless, oxygen wasting human form of pollution. >> a majority are the food and beverage sector. the ads could generate as much as $10 million in ad revenue though a return on investment is not always guaanteed. there are hits and misses from the past. since apple's added, it had grown to the world's richest company until it was surpassed only recently. javier: we heard earlier about the holdups and processing of thousands of refugees arriving to germany every day. what happens when they finally get settled? many say some of the migrants could be a solution to the country's chronic shortage of qualified workers. the reality is that many of those don't possess the skills needed to join the workforce. the german government and the craft sector have started an apprenticeship program specifically for refugees. >> not many people want to take it up. many people are urgently needed in the profession. now some 10,000 young migrant
Deutsche Welle
Dec 29, 2017 5:00pm CET
from berlin from the world player of the year to president soccer star george weah is elected as liberia's next leader his supporters celebrating far into the nights in the capital monrovia but we are now faces huge expectations guiding his country through recovery from years of civil war and the recent ebola outbreak also coming up. crippled. on its way out in india in a win for women a parliament inches closer to stamping out this contentious islamic practice of saying of course three times to end a marriage and a syrian a wrestling champion it gets a second sporting chance says a refugee in egypt passing on his athletic knowledge to his fellow syrians in the country. it's a pleasure to be with you. liberia is poised to usher in its first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades international soccer star turned politician george weah won a landslide victory in this west african. g.'s presidential runoff while a little while ago his opponent joseph conceded defeat liberia a country founded by freed american slaves is africa's oldest modern republic and will be the
Deutsche Welle
Dec 28, 2017 8:00pm CET
berlin former software star george weah wins liberia's presidential won all defeats the country's vice president with more than sixty one percent of the vote now liberia is set for its first democratic transition of power in decades also coming up the government of italian prime minister paolo gentle sets more fourth as the day for a national election of the president dissolved parliament open the the latest from iraq. and carnage in kabul multiple bluffs rocks the afghan capital a suicide attack on a shia cultural center and media outlets kills adults and. i'm sarah harman welcome to the program it's good to have you with us former soccer star george weah has won liberia's presidential election provisional results show we are taking about sixty one percent of the vote defeating vice president joseph walker we have supporters in the capital city monrovia have been cheering his victory the fifty one year old will be sworn in next month and was sent to be the country's first democratic transition of power in more than seven deal here. correspondent evelyn bang is standing by in monr
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May 9, 2016 6:00pm PDT
veteran himself. the prince started the game in london. in orlando this year, former president george w bush and michelle obama where there to make sure it received attention. >> every single one of them has confronted tremendous emotional and mental challenges. they continue to use us for as a healing tool help disabled veterans. >> i am so incredibly inspired by all of you. i am inspired by a kurdish by your love of country. i'm inspired by the sacrifices you make every day. particularly the wounded warriors and the caregivers. they compete and a variety of sports through tuesday -- thursday. a quick look at our top story for you. i will be back after a break. ♪ michelle: hello, and welcome to "focus on europe," where we delve behind the headlines and examine the lives of the people on this great continent. i'm michelle henery. thank you for joining us. on today's show -- sloakia's growing paramilitary force. overspending in spain -- a village impoverished by corruption. and, counting hungry crows in switzerland. here in europe the popularity of far right parties is on the rise. the
Deutsche Welle
Dec 29, 2017 8:00am CET
becomes president george will elected liberia's next leader his supporters have been celebrating into the night in the capital monrovia but we have now faces huge expectations can he tackle corruption can he boost a flagging economy we'll get more from our correspondent in monrovia. also on the program switches to campaign mode after president dissolved parliament with elections set for march next year analysts are predicting a hung parliament and more instability to go to rome for analysis of the situation . hello and welcome my name is christopher spring a thanks for joining us liberia is poised for its first peaceful transition of power in over seventy years that's off to form a soccer star george weah won a landslide victory in the west african countries presidential runoff liberia is africa's oldest modern republic but its last democratic transfer of power came in one thousand nine hundred forty four the country was devastated you'll remember by a fourteen year civil war that ended in two thousand and three. to the cheers of jubilant supporters liberia's new president tears
Deutsche Welle
Dec 28, 2017 10:00pm CET
to you live from berlin for soccer star george ryall wins liberia's presidential one all defeats the country's vice president was more than sixty one percent of the vote now liberia is set for its first democratic transition of power in decades also coming out. its own prime minister apollo gentil only sets march fourth as the date for a national election for president sergio much of that lughnasadh parliament will bring you the latest from rome. and carnage in kabul multiple blasts rocks the afghan capital a suicide attack on a shia cultural center and the media outlet killed. i'm sara han and welcome to the show former soccer star george weah has won liberia's presidential election provisional results show we had taking about sixty one percent of the vote to defeat vice president tells us. we have supporters in the capital city of monrovia at the cheering his victory the fifty one year old reece warnin next month in was said to be the country's first democratic transition in more than seventeen years. correspondent evelyn pot a sikh is in monrovia forest evelyn why do you think peo
LINKTV
Jan 20, 2017 2:00pm PST
millionaires ever seen in a u.s. cabinet. let's make a comparison and take a look at george w. bush's first cabinet. the amount was far less. the net worth was despite the fact that he was criticized for having multimillionaires was nothing compared to trumps. wishes team was only worth $250 million. the big contrast is a coincidence. donald trump appointed leaders who made fortunes. the earned billions in the financial sector as well as the oil and fast food industries. his cabinet members are well-connected around the world. let's take a closer look at those who have made into to the top table of american politics. incoming u.s. president donald trump made his money with his real estate and construction companies. he has used his bankruptcies to earn millions. trumps popularity is you in no small part to a tv series in which candidates applied for a position in his extensive is that's busininess empire.. the winner was one -- the one whose business plan madede him e most money. his cabinet comprises an elite who have been told you are hired. the future secretary of commerce,
PBS
May 26, 2016 6:00pm PDT
30 years. reporter: the figures are quite sobering -- george w. bush had the nuclear arsenal by half. by obama passed presidency, the nuclear arsenal has only decreased by 10%. but one analyst says he has helped to diffuse one of those pressing conflicts of our time, the nuclear deal with iran. >> it's a positive step in the right direction. some could argue he could have held on longer to get a better deal but this is a president who has made a deal other presidents were unable to achieve. reporter: it may be true that obama has not fulfilled the enormous expectations of him, but he has made his vision for a world without nuclear weapons a priority and that will remain his legacy. brent: daniel is here from the business desk to talk about the price of oil and it is defying gravity. daniel: they used to call it black gold but it has not been that stable. it reached $50 today for the first time. the brent crude price has picked up a massive 80%. traders see the disruption as a sign the market is coming back into balance, but the question is whether it can stay that way. reporter:
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Jun 21, 2016 2:00pm PDT
against brexit. george soros is urging brits to remain in the referendum on friday, saying the brexit crash will make all of you poor, be warned. an article with the british newspaper the guardian paints a bleak picture of britain's future if the nation decides to leave. he predicts a black friday for the u.k., saying the british pound would drop i at least 15%. eventually says lower house prices and job losses would plunge the country into a new recession. so hopefully that has grabbed your attention, and the referendum has grabbed the attention of investors worldwide , so let's get the market reaction now. the head of the federal reserve has weighed in on brexit, hasn't she? what has janet yellen had to say? >> in fact, janet yellen pointed out that bxit will be a significant risk for the united kingdom and europe as a whole, but said it is hard to predict any specific outcome. pressure by senators -- pressured by senators, janet yellen predicted it could increase the risk. it will make it more expensive for u.s. manufacturers and exporters to make sales around the world, hur
PBS
Aug 15, 2016 6:00pm PDT
represents but also a break with the george w. bush neoconservative interventionism, the sort of thing that led to the iraq war, of course, in the first place. but when he actually got on to the specifics of how he was going to fight isis, an awful lot of it could have been said by barack obama himself. he talks about working with allies in the region, working with nato, stopping funding sources, intelligence sharing, all of that completely uncontroversial stuff and the sort of stuff that the administration would say that it's doing. you mentioned it earlier, there was one other thing. he said he would try to shut down the islamic state's access to the internet but no word on how he might be able to do such a thing. sarah: something he also mentioned, he singled out russia as a country that he wants to work closely with to destroy the so-called islamic state. we want to get a quick listen what have he had to say and get your reaction. mr. trump: i also believe that we can find common ground with russia in the fight against isis. wouldn't that be a good thing? wouldn't that be a good thing?
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Aug 30, 2017 6:00pm PDT
"downsizing," starring matt damon. damon is also standing with julianne moore in george clooney's the car when it brothers scripted suburban comedy. tesco and brothers -- cohen brothers scripted suburban comedy. the pace is considerably slower. starring helen marion and donald southerland as a free-spirited couple coming to terms with alzheimer's. >> i don't believe you. a motorcycle without a helmet. who was that guy? >> go to hell. >> moving to the dark side is darren and off skis psychological horror, "mother -- daren aranovsky's psychological horror, "mother." things quickly go from bad to worse. >> it's never enough. >> if i told you about her, the princess without a voice, what would i say? >> gearmotor euillermo del tor's otherworldly fairytale tells the story of eliza, whose world is changed forever when she discovers a deep connection with a creature in a tank. >> i don't want an intricate, beautiful thing destroyed. >> i'm sorry. >> don't do this. >> it's not even human. brent: it's time to catch up on the best of spain's la camatimo festival. >> thousands of people turned out t
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