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Dec 12, 2016 5:30am PST
that recognizes taiwan as part of china. france's most influential women goes on trial. international monetary fund chief christine lagarde is facing a possible one year jail term over a payout to a businessman that she oversaw during her time is prime minister. also coming up, in business, we will take a closer look at how the world's oldest bank is trying to save itself from a government bailout in italy. , andhristmas is coming while santa claus is normally flying around the sky with his reindeer, he is now underwater in mexico. more on why on the way. first, our top story live from paris. we will start in syria, where the army is drawing ever closer to taking the entire city of aleppo back from the rebels, who have had much of the east for the us five years. the latest reports now say rebels have lost 95% of territory they held just three weeks ago. one human rights group says more than 10,000 residents have fled aleppo in the past day alone. more on the situation there, let's bring in regional correspondent adam pletts in beirut. what is the latest you have been hearing? adam: th
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Oct 27, 2015 5:30am PDT
close to china's man-made islands in disputed waters. china is transforming reefs into artificial islands with potential military use. riots andfter the flamed the paris suburbs, many residents say nothing has changed. up, is china trying to sing its way to economic success? state media has published a music video to explain it five-year plan. we will be crunching the numbers behind the notes in our business updates. and baconor sausage lovers. a new study says processed meats has a direct link to cancer. more on how bad it is, on the way. first, more on our top stories. rescue workers are racing to get relief aid to victims of monday's massive earthquake. it struck in the mountains of northern afghanistan, not far from the border with pakistan. the devotee -- the death toll stands at over 300. >> it has been a long night at the hospital. thestan wakes up to aftermath of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked the region on monday. as i walked out of a rice shop, the building collapsed and both my legs were trapped in rubble. two or three other men were with me. i do not know wha
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Sep 30, 2014 5:30am PDT
resign, saying they are not going anywhere until china grasps real democracy. jihadist militants from the islamic state group closed in on a key town on the border of syria and turkey, despite continuing airstrikes on the international coalition. and a major flood hits some 60 cities across the south of france, including the historic town of montpellier. ♪ also coming up this hour, turning 50. we will take a closer look at the argentinian comic and her creator. also, sports coming up. but first for you, tens of thousands of protesters are in hong kong. they have now upped their demand, saying they want beijing to answer their calls for democratic reform before a deadline tomorrow, china's national day. leaders of the occupy central movements are they want the current executive leadership of hong kong to step down. anger over beijing moving to vet new candidates is what kicked off the protest in the first place. paul james is our correspondent. tomorrow marks the 61st anniversary of the founding of communist party rule in china basically china's national holiday. protesters have
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May 26, 2016 5:30am PDT
the global economy, the refugee crisis, and beijing? 's moves in the south china sea. theatic pictures capture moment and overcrowded migrant boat capsizes off the coast of libya. five people died. also coming up, the price of oil has passed $50 a barrel for the first time this year. we will tell you what is behind the move. of the disappearing act louvre museum. you could be forgiven for thinking the famous pyramid had simply vanished. we will tell you more about that. france has begun to dip into its emergency fuel reserves to deal with gas shortages as hard-line trade unions slow down the oil sector. it's not just the oil industry. electricity production could slow down with strikes and most of the country's power plants. unions are also calling for mass protest across the country. all to kill the government's reform plan that aims to make french labor laws more competitive. the government's main adversary is the hard-line union known as the cgt. they have a lot staked on this fight with the prime minister. for the only day union still defying the government in an increasingly bitte
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Oct 20, 2015 5:30am PDT
, david cameron says he will raise the issue of unfair competition with china's president. before forces calling and the fans are answering. legions of star wars faithful crashed ticket sites as the new trailer for the force awakens is released and instantly goes viral. ♪ >> first, canada has a new prime minister, justin trudeau has been confirmed as winner of the general election. the bilingual victory speech he paid tribute to his outgoing rival, stephen harper, who served nine years. he spoke of his plans to focus on canada's middle-class. >> you gave me clear marching orders. you want a government that works as hard as you do, one that is focused every minute of every day on growing the economy, creating jobs, and strengthening the middle class. you want a prime minister who knows canada is a country strong the -- not despite our differences but because of them. >> making his victory speech at the start of the campaign, he was in third place. with the promise of change and a return of youth, his liberal party gained an outright majority in parliament. the 43-year-old comes from a p
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Jan 12, 2017 5:30am PST
talking about russia, he also sounded an aggressive note on china saying that china must stop building islands in the south china sea and mustn't be allowed to access those islands. to ourcrossing correspondent in beijing. any official reaction to this in china? the government must be pretty furious about this. the top word from tillerson we saw a relatively cool response from the chinese government. the foreign ministry spokesperson said china had the right to act in any normal and lawful way with its own sovereign territory. he asked others to take note of this consensus. this is a hot issue for china. not as hot as the taiwan issue. this adds to the amount of tension and the string of provocation from the trumpet administration towards china. seems the chinese government has been pretty restrained during the u.s. election campaign with all of trump's remarks and tweets on china. could we see that change once he is in office? >> that certainly seems possible. an expert at the center for strategic and international study is in the u.s. said china has been aiming for a response in main
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Jan 7, 2016 2:30pm PST
markets after what was a very short trading day in china. it was short, but full of drama. chinese shares plunging once again -- plunging, once again putting the spotlight on the outlook for the world's second-largest -- the world's second-largest market. this triggered the automatic circuit breaker and trade was halted to calm nerves for the second day this week. it also happened on monday. time is regulators have come out to suspend the circuit breaker mechanism that shut down -- chinese regulators have come out to suspend the circuit breaker mechanism. the repercussions are global. it is spreading to other markets across the globe. the cac 40 closed 1.47% lower. the dax gave up 2.3%. i spoke to a market analyst earlier and i asked him what sectors are feeling the squeeze here in europe. the western part of the world does seem to be hit harder than some of the more developing markets. the likes of germany, france, even the u.k. -- stock markets down across the board. it is those sectors most dependent on china for their income. in the u.k., that tends to be more of the commodity-
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May 16, 2016 5:30am PDT
since the beginning of one of the most firemen. in china -- most violent peri ods in china's history. further turmoil in brazil as the president awaits trial over impeachment. protesters have been taking to the streets in support. a film focusing on recent atrocities in china is screened at the glamorous film festival. china whereegin in 50 years have passed since the start of the cultural revolution. the campaign unleashed by chairman mao is widely recognized as one of the darkest times in modern chinese history. millions were humiliated, tortured, and killed during the people which the government officially labeled a catastrophe in 1981. half a century later, there are still not official commemorations. china, a a rarity in museum dedicated to the country's cultural revolution. it is private memorabilia commemorating the red era, regarded as one of china's most divisive and deadly periods. ideahave long followed the of not to speak but to let the cultural relics talk. what is important is to hand down the experience and lessons learned. onorter: half a century ago may 16, 1966, he
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Oct 30, 2015 5:30am PDT
. we will start off with news out of china. we have seen a lot of reaction to china, turning over its one-child policy. news starting in china. let's take a look at "the global times," photos of lots of children. that is the aim of this switch in policy, the one-child policy lifted. all couples are allowed to have two children. on the front page of "the china daily," couples are allowed to have two children for the first time since 1980. roughly 90 million chinese couples will be eligible to have a second child, and the aim of all this is to address china's aging population, which china daily point could lead to potential labor shortages. take a look at another article in "the global times." it talks about the second baby blues. it is a strange title because toy blues usually refers postpartum depression. this article says this change is being greeted by chinese couples , that this is something they were hoping for for some time. the article said the shift in policy really echoes the will of the people, particularly people whose biological clock is ticking, i guess you could say. peop
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Aug 13, 2015 2:30pm PDT
wounded after a huge explosion at a warehouse holding toxic chemicals in china. have beenin tianjin overwhelmed by the number of injured, the government sending experts to monitor the environmental fallout. a massive truck bombing at a busy market in baghdad. the attack struck a major shiite neighborhood. and greek lawmakers on the third international bailout. 85 billion euros over three years. members of the prime minister's parties say they will vote against the deal. ♪ anchor: first, and explosions so massive that it could be seen from space, at least 50 people killed after a blast at an industrial plant in china's northern city of tianjin. hundreds were injured and hospitals have been struggling to cope. promised ant has thorough investigation into what happened. residents were filming the port going up in flames when suddenly -- >> whoa! reporter: a second explosion, this one much bigger. estimated to be the equivalent of 21 tons of tnt. daylight, the full scale of the damage was visible, thick smoke still rising from the blast site. three clawrocked matters, leaving apocalyp
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Aug 22, 2017 5:30am PDT
china. the product is sold under a completely new brand area china is the largest market for electric cars. pakistani stock exchange dropped 2% after donald trump sounded a threatening tone. he accused of as lumber bod acting as a safe haven or terrorist. time honored practice that has disappeared, making life difficult or waiters. >> the service charges included in the bill. french people are not used to giving tips and restaurants. it is common practice at diners. even that is happening less and less. paris,his restaurant in the waiter goes out of his way to make the customer feel welcome. you need to have a nice smile. to make as much in tips as possible, something easier said than done. of my familyart culture. >> it depends on the quality of the service. >> leaving a few coins is a gesture that is slowly disappearing. study, 16% of french people say they never leave a tip. >> when i started as a waiter 10 150s ago, i was making euros a day in tips. that doubled my pay. now that's no longer the case. >> unlike other countries, in france, the services included in the bill. leaving
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Dec 6, 2016 5:30am PST
campaign. donald trump is signaling what looks to be a tougher american policy toward china. trump broke protocol last week i speaking with the taiwanese resident and then took to twitter to challenge china's trade and military policies. hour, inng up this business, international investors make their move in the mexico oil rush, taking advantage of the privatization of the country's energy sector. .nd happy birthday to us "france 24" turns 10 years old today. more on that coming up. first, our top story, live from paris. genie: we will start in france with the political shakeup for the ruling socialists. the interior minister, bernard cassidy, has -- bernard cazeneuve, has just been named prime minister. so the manuel valls can focus on running for president in the next election. that comes after francois hollande's shock announcement that he was not running for a second term. manuel valls' nomination is not a done deal. he will be one of eight candidates in next month's socialist primary. catherine norris-trent has more from the prime minister's office in paris. let's listen. cazenove i
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Jun 13, 2016 2:30pm PDT
won't come here. the trade won't be as much. william: german chancellor angela merkel is in china. business is in the spotlight. member is an influential of a debate about a politically sensitive issue over china's market economy status under the wto. beijing has been lovering -- lobbying hard to gain that status, with operate -- opposition from europe and the u.s.. reporter: 10 europe trust china -- can europe trust china? they tried to downplay tensions over potential changes to beijing's special market status in the wto. >> i'm convinced that this will be successful and, in fact, it will be so successful that we can find a solution on the lines of what we promised 15 years ago. reporter: in 2001, in a bid to open up foreign trade to china, avoiding risk that china could flood the market with cheap commodities, damaging global markets. has it been keeping up its part of the deal? many european investors are not so sure. the number of companies looking to expand in china has nosedived over the past few years. foreign -- it is becoming harder and harder to go straight to market. b
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Oct 28, 2015 5:30am PDT
ongoing assault to china freedom and turkey. ofturkey has no tradition press freedoms. censorship is common. phase in whatst we have seen as an intensifying crackdown against media outlets that are seen by the government in any way, shape, or form, as being critical of the government's stance. recep, the president, lost for the first time in 15 years since coming to power. he is desperate to claw that majority back, and it does not look likely that it is going to happen. journalists in turkey are not seen as objective tribunes of the truth, of the story, and giving the public what they need to know. polarization in the community of turkey, civil society, but among the journalistic community themselves. that is reflective across the board. from the government's perspective, journalists are often complicit in terrorism. they are not terrorists themselves, but they are aiding and abetting tel terrorists themselves. journalistssilence seen as not being on board. it goes across the board. there was a 17-year-old high school student who was basically jailed for 11 months because he gave a
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Feb 17, 2016 5:30am PST
the u.s. and taiwan confirm reports that china has sent missiles to one of the disputed islands it controls in the south china sea. that has sent tensions to a new level as barack obama is urging restraint. hour -- in up this business, a crisis in croissant. we will be telling you why more french bakers are turning to frozen pastries to make their lives easier. cityhe pope wraps up his -- his trip to mexico in a city considered by many to be the most dangerous in the world. "france 24," live from paris. five years ago this week, a revolution began in libya that eventually brought down moammar gadhafi. but since then, the trouble in libya has skyrocketed with two rival governments fighting for control of the country and its oil. is rising up among the chaos the ever-growing presence of the islamic state group print mark thompson reports. revolution that was meant to offer libya a fresh start. half a decade after colonel moammar gadhafi was deposed and killed, divisions in the country are as prevalent as ever. >> we have been disappointed for five years. we face hunger. people are no
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Aug 25, 2015 5:30am PDT
bounce back as china's central bank steps in to call the turmoil on the market. we will get the latest in business. we start here in paris as the ambassadors week is underway. it is an annual meeting work french ambassadors around the world rather in capital to meet with the french president and his foreign affairs minister. they focused a lot on terrorism. he mentioned the failed attack on the train last weekend he said terrorism has never reached such a level of our verity, the world should prepare for further attacks. first to beity is insured within our borders, and this is the reason why we launched the sentinel operations . this is why we have reinforced our television services and modernized our legislation, the better to act. international affairs reporter has an following the speech for us. he joins us live from the palace . he talked about the global terror threat outside of different orders. what point did he make? >> this is not the first time he has spoken about terrorism. much a sense in this year's address that it is becoming a growing preoccupation of the french
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Jul 20, 2017 5:30am PDT
. trump hasld stage, ramped up tensions with china following north korean missile tests and put himself at odds with russia over syria, going against his own advice to barack obama and launching a military strike. the president has stood firm by his pledge to put america first andinternational meetings multinational deals. notably by announcing the u.s. would renegotiate nafta and pulling out of the tpp. >> french and american forces stationed in northern syria have exposed to unnecessary risk by a turkish news agency. that's the reaction coming from the pentagon after the agency published the locations of 10 u.s. military posts. the united states has formally complained to turkey about this apparently intentional leak of sensitive information. the forces in question are backing up syrian kurdish fighters engaged in the battle against the islamic state group. us moreespondent told about why a top-level and intentional leak is suspected. agency is the hands of the government. it would not have published this report without the green light from the top of government. why the government sa
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May 12, 2017 5:30am PDT
morning for the u.s. latin america's second-largest economy says it has its eyes on china are the warning comes amid tense trade negotiations with its neighbor to the north. the president is expected to visit china in september to boost a bilateral trading relationship between the two countries. charts its course without the united states. on thursday, mexico's economy minister said the country was preparing to diversify its trading partners, starting with china. xi jing pinging -- and president pena have met on whether four occasions and we will use the china visit as geopolitical leverage. we are sending the signal that we have many alternatives in the world. >> a direct message to president trump, who wants to renegotiate nafta, the free trade agreement between the u.s., mexico, and canada. mexico is hoping to export more agricultural products to china, while officials in beijing say they are eager to invest more in mexico here china has already spent more than $1 million in mexico's automobile and telecom industries. five months ago, waging -- oil in the a bid for gulf of mexi
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Jun 1, 2017 2:30pm PDT
that on face value, it seems china is making a bet that it will be a wise investment to consider a newell bowls. and what happens usually is speculation and believe tririggs a reaction that becomes economically interesting. startups., the aey believe it is going to be done deal that we will return to renewable and america is pulling us out of the global movement. do stay with us. we will move on and cover other stories. as soon as we have the announcement, we will bring it to you. a french public prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into accusation of the country's minister for territorial cohesion. showing favoritism t to his wife during the past business venture. the government prepares to >>nch an anticorruption push the minister that risks politics, they have opened an investigation into accusations that he was involved in a questionable real estate deal partner and awarded contracts to several close associates during his time at the head of an insurance company. thetner>> i have decided to dit police force to open a preliminary inquiry. >> president macron has bee
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May 15, 2015 5:30am PDT
indian premier in china, this as china and india are trying to overcome what we have seen of some past diplomatic differences and boosting diplomatic ties. >> he will be meeting with business leaders in shanghai china and india already do about $70 billion worth of bilateral trade each year, and they are hoping to increase that. the leaders have signed two dozen bilateral deals worth $10 billion. >> rolling out the red carpet for the indian prime minister, narendra modi is on a three state visit to china as part of a push to strengthen ties between asia two most populous countries. one of his concerns are growing trade imbalance, which hit $40 billion last year. a task force to address that has been set up. >> we want to create a high-level task force. firm economic relations -- to spurn economic relations. >> the leaders have also signed two dozen agreements worth around $10 billion. they cover education, scientific research and high-speed rail raise -- high-speed railways. china wants greater access to indian markets. >> the celebration of the modernization of china and india will pr
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Jan 25, 2017 5:30am PST
kind of casting shadow of a doubt on that trait of his personality. >> china, where authorities are hitting back after donald trump said he vows to prevent china from taking over territory in international waters. >> all this in the name of protecting u.s. interest. now media in china is taking this very seriously. you can see here the global times talking about the u.s. cease stands that spurs hostility. according to this paper, china is urging the rookie donald trump administration to act and speak cautiously about china's sovereignty. and if we take a look at the editorial in another paper, this is china daily, it has a warning. if there is to be war in the south china sea, it will be because of action by the u.s. military. you can see the to it here. trump and co have nothing to defend in the south china sea. >> some good news from the states concerning the academy award nominations. >> last year, there was a lot of criticism over the lack of differencity. in fact, #oscars so white was the trending topic. things are very different this year. you can read this article in "variety
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Jan 19, 2016 2:30pm PST
is a rather gloomy picture. pessimism. of china confirming that its economy has grown at its weakest pace in 25 years. 6.9%.ansion of just manufacturing slowed down. that is having a global impact. forecastowngraded its by .2%. pricesmatic fall in oil has been playing into that prediction. stephen is and although -- is davos,hough -- in in switzerland. >> 2016 is going to be another year in which the global economy will be stuck in low gear. it will not be a recession year. , parts of theowth global economy in very bad shape. china is slowing. brazil and russia are in recession. india's doing quite nicely. the developed world is not going as fast as we would like it, but it is still growing. the u.s. is growing between 2.5% and 3%. it is not great, but it is not bad. >> there are reasons to be optimistic. the 16?ou view china's 2016?china's >> that is one of three problems china has, a nasty cocktail. slowing growth, major structural problems, and high levels of industrial capacity. a very poor policy management. they have made a few chaotic decisions about the stock market, about th
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Jan 20, 2015 2:30pm PST
business. china. it's slowest growth rate -- china saw its slowest growth rate in 24 years, but some say this could be a good sign. >> the chinese economy expanded 7.4% down partly because of a cooling property sector, which accounts for 15% of gdp. that affects dozens of other sectors, from steel to construction. still, the figure beat most analyst expectations, and it is one many countries could only dream of. >> it could be the new normal for china. growth but not as much as we are used to. officials say that this year the economy expanded 7.4%, compared to 7.7% in 2013. that's the lowest figure in 24 years. >> the focus has moved away from targeting double-digit growth to trying to target more sustainable growth. that's why you should see further slowdown in the coming years. >> chinese authorities have downplayed this miss target, saying the period of miraculous breakneck growth may be over but it's by no means the end of the road for china's economy. as long as consumer spending continues and unemployment rate levels remain stable. beijing underlined that retail surpassed expec
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Mar 23, 2015 2:30pm PDT
sanctions in place. he is looking to china for financing. the company hopes to get 15 billion from chinese investors. total express russia will be its most important region for oil. an activist u.s. hedge fund is questioning global strategy at vivendi. they are prepared to resolutions ahead of the april shareholder meeting. the hedge fund sent a letter to vivendi calling for the sale of universal music. china's national chemical company, the deal will give access to the premium technology. the deal is the latest in a string of takeovers by chinese buyers. news of a campaign that went horribly wrong for starbucks. the baristas will no longer be writing "race together" on coffee cups. it was meant to stir a debate on race in the country, but starbucks faced a social media backlash. laura: not to mention a little bit annoying. delano: it is all right if they want to start the campaign, but this is a company run by mainly white men. laura: true. moving on, we will find out what has people clicking. it is time for our daily dose of web news. ♪ >> welcome to web news. coming up on toda
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Nov 17, 2016 5:30am PST
chineset military base building in the south china sea, and north ofea's continued defiance international sanctions as it continues to develop a working nuclear deterrent and ballistic missile project. that meeting with the japanese prime minister comes as donald trump and his team are still trying to pull together the new cabinet. the transition team includes trump's three adult children and his son-in-law, jared kushner. that 35-year-old businessman is often thought to have the final word in advising the president-elect despite his lack of political experience. brian quinn has the details. >> throughout donald trump's presidential campaign, his family was by his eye. often in very public roles. it's his spotlight of her son-in-law who may be the most influential of all in the coming administration. jared kushner, a real estate developer, is husband to trump's daughter ivanka. recent indications this political newcomer is a force to be reckoned with, he is said to have been influential -- instrumental in trump's pic of mike pence over chris christie for vice president. when
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Dec 19, 2016 2:30pm PST
china. china issues red alerts on 23 cities. forecasts one the problem will get worse. -- forecasts warned the problem will get worse. first though, at least one person has been killed after a driver plowed a truck into crowds of people at a christmas market in berlin. it happened in the west of the city. local l media says according to police it was most likely and attack. we can go to our correspondent there. what can you tell us? reporter: one person killed and several injured according to a recent police report. a crowd that was gathered in , in ahristmas market large open square. quite a popular shopping district in the western district . at about 8:15 local time, so about 45 minutes ago, witnesses bang heard this large and the truck plowed into the crowd. truck stopped when he crashed into a christmas tree in the middle of the market. truckene is ongoing, the ran over a lot of christmas huts and was said to have hit quite a few people. the christmas market has been evacuated by police who stepped up in the area for any victims or families of victims. this is still very much a
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Mar 23, 2017 2:30pm PDT
, australia seeking to expand its trade with regional players like china. >> cautioning against growing protectionist sentiments around the world, the chinese premier once his australian counterpart to see him as a champion of free wants-- chinese premier his australian counterpart to see him as a champion of free trade. australia pass exports outstripped china's by over $24 billion -- exportsa's outstripped china's by over $24 billion. >> we need to continue to expand trade. that is the solution. we cannot close our doors. that is not the solution. >> australia's top export to minerals, which are used by china's manufacturing industry. in these talks, it sees an opportunity to bulk up a smaller, but still important sector -- it's cattle industry. china must feed 20% of the worlds population, but has only 7% of the world's arable land. it's middle class is growing at a staggering rate -- its middle class is growing at a staggering rate. australia is seizing the opportunity divide -- to provide consumer goods and high-end services to meet china's needs in this century. >> last year, braz
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May 30, 2016 5:30am PDT
another african nation over abuses of human rights. also, one of china's richest men opens a theme park he is hoping will rival disneyland. we will have the details in our business update. and the man known as the human arrow makes a death-defying jump over the great wall of china. that and more on the way. first, our top stories. genie: the city of fallujah in iraq is one of just two urban centers still held by the icelandic state group. iraqi -- by the islamic state group. iraqi troops have surrounded fallujah for a week and they have just begun with what they say is a final push into the city center. if the mission succeeds, it would take fallujah back from the islamic state group for the first time in over two years. our correspondent has the details. >> it is a battle for fallujah. this video, taken by the iraqi army, appears to show government troops and shiite militias just outside the city, where they claim they have captured a weaponss shipment bound for islamic state fighters. kilometersust 50 west of baghdad, was the first city to fall into jihadist hands two years ago.
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Jan 28, 2016 2:30pm PST
, which could raise tensions in the south china sea. but he said he was proud. disputedt of the archipelago, claimed fully or in part by china, vietnam, the philippines, malaysia. several governments the size his controversial visit. >> we share responsibility to refrain from actions that increased danger in the south china sea. almostr: china considers all of the south china sea as part of its own territory. in recent months, regional countries said china has become more aggressive in pressing its territorial claim. several countries beefed up their military presence in the region. >> the islands have been china territory since ancient times. the islands on both sides of the straight have the duty of safeguarding them. reporter: the situation is unlikely to calm down. successor's party is in favor of independence. anchor: we are not used to seeing hollywood stars like leonardo dicaprio looking nervous in the spotlight. today will perhaps set off a few nerves as he met the pope at the vatican. the perhaps unlikely meeting of the silver screen and the policing was marked in dicap
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May 9, 2016 5:30am PDT
euros from a fund. are a bigith beijing concern. the philippines and china claim control over the oil. >> documents part of the panama paper investigation are to be released later today. there will be a searchable database with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities. it includes information about in taxs, foundations havens21. provides links to people in more than 200 territories and countries. a ban has been reduced for michel platini. his retiring as the uefa president. he was banned for conflict of interest over a payment. they have been the highest profile figures to fall over the scandal that have hit fifa. we have more on the verdict. >> an optimistic michel platini was pitching a six-year ban imposed by fiffa last year. >> a new match. we are all at the same point. i hope the result will be a good one. >> the embattled president managed to score a few points with the court of attrition, counting the supreme court sixced the sanctions from to four years. michel platini is now out for a 54,000 euro fine. the verdict removes him from the top post. of mandate ends in ma
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Apr 3, 2017 2:30pm PDT
nuclear arms in north korea has strong objections from china. finally, china dealing not only with neighboring theile-defense systems but toilet revolution. the countries seeing a boom interested tourism with more public demand. nearly 3000ent euros to rebuild bathrooms from squat toilets to westerns that western-style toilets. china's national tourism administration launched the restroom referee nation, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. the country will build or renovate 50,000 sites on him. china spent the equivalent of 3.4 billion euros. the facial recognition -- >> important stuff. >> thank you very much indeed. if you would like more information, france 24. catching up in attendance between the u.k. and spain. we will have more headlines after the break.
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Oct 1, 2014 5:30am PDT
anniversary of the people's republic of china but despite fears that the national holiday might prompt police to use force on the demonstrators. things are still tense, but calm. large sections of the asian financial hub were brought to a standstill. people are angry of a -- over a decision by beijing to vet all candidates for leadership in 2017. >> a clear message from hong kong protesters of the chinese flag flies overhead on china's national day. >> we have been here for hours and we are trying to express our views and tell the government we need real democracy. >> as dozens of demonstrators heckled from behind police lines, a handful managed to get past the barriers to the flag raising ceremony. the chief executive is here from beijing, honoring china's past on this day. hong kong also had to defend beijing's decisions about the future. >> universal suffrage, even with limited candidates, is better than nothing. it is better for the chief executive to be elected by 5 million people rather than a committee of 1200. >> after a week of mass demonstrations and clashes with police, stud
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Apr 28, 2015 5:30am PDT
france is losing ground, quite literally to china in the world of wine production. what is grabbing headlines around the world? do stay tuned for. ♪ we begin in the u.s. city of baltimore where a state of emergency has been declared after violent demonstrations triggered after a man fatally wounded in police custody. a week long custody announce. freddie gray died after a week in a coma. authorities are investigating how he was injured. reporter: baltimore's recently built senior center up in flames. a few blocks away, more homes are burning. rioting and looting sparked by the death of freddie gray while in custody continues late into the night. the governor of maryland declares a state of emergency, activating the national guard requesting up to 5000 more while enforcement officers. a 10:00 p.m. curfew has been set starting tuesday and will last at least a week. governor hogan: everybody believes we need to get to the bottom of what happened in the freddie gray incident. that is one whole situation. this is an entirely different situation. this is lawless gangs of thugs roaming t
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Jan 6, 2016 2:30pm PST
transactions, but there is still room. there is a lot of trade happening between china and north korea, and that is what fresh sanctions could target. considered that talks with north korea were going well, that they might be heading in the right direction rather than the wrong one. today, they are more isolated than they have ever been. with china no longer taking ther stand, it looks like resolution could be a lot stronger than what we have seen before. catherine: the white house has been waiting in, -- been that it in, saying doesn't believe the explosion was consistent with an h-bomb, specifically. the united states will be carrying out more tests. a us-based creature who launched corruption -- u.s.-based corruptiono launched charges has been put on trial. that he was trying to bring down the state and he should be jailed for life. he has been dubbed "the arch enemy of the turkish president." runs anh gulen extensive network of schools and businesses in turkey. the 74-year-old is also said to exert influence over a number of media outlets in the country. known as a project of
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Feb 24, 2017 5:30am PST
start off of signals coming from the united states on the issue of china's currency. >> the new u.s. administration is grappling with the question about whether or not to label china a currency manipulator, something donald trump repeatedly promised to do on the campaign trail. to confuse people even more, the president and cap members are not holding the same positions. alexander has more. reporter: wires keep getting cross between donald trump and his administration. secretary walked back the promise to label china a currency manipulator which trump had failed to do his first day in office. mnuchin said there was a process of the treasure department to look at currency manipulation across the board and no judgments would be made until the process had been completed sometime in april. only to have the president seemingly contradict him just hours later during a phone interview. president trump: i think they are grand champions at manipulation of currency, so i have not held back. we will see what happens. as a candidate, trump frequently accused china of maintaining artificially lo
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Dec 18, 2015 5:30am PST
concern arounds a number of states in the south china sea that china is starting to act in a more bellicose way. europe is spending significantly more now, given what is happening with russia and ukraine. stephen: are wishing reaction from countries like france that have been targeted by terrorists acts? directly increasing their french budgets? >> there is a direct correlation between the very present and direct security threats facing france, and its government's security spent. therefore, a decline that we have seen not only in france, but also in the united kingdom and germany. it is starting to be arrested, both in terms of the core budget and extraordinary measures in spending that are a direct reaction to what is occurring on the streets in the cities. analysis, areur you looking at what the governments are spending money on as well, or just the overall figures. looks at every facet of spending, from the top level to what countries are spending among various defense budgets. right down to significant programs. we find there is a real uptick in european states, not only on o
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Jul 17, 2017 5:30am PDT
investors cast a wary eye on those negotiations. the economic data coming out of china helping to boost stocks in mining and resource companies. the ftse 100 is up just over 0.16%. 0.2%.c and paris up about easyjet's chief is leaving the airline to join itv. she will take over as ceo of the biggest commercial broadcaster in the u.k. in 2019. she was previously chief executive of the guardian group. shares on itv were up 3% on the news. wells fargo is planning to eliminate a number of its small business operations. the plan comes after the u.s. lender said it would pay $142 million to settle the class-action lawsuit. so far, they have made deals to sell their registration business and the commercial insurance operation. the u.s. labor market is looking quite healthy these days but there are some troubling factors at play. the working rate among young american men has been steadily declining over the past 20 years. by menarket hours worked between 21 and 30 phil by 12% in 2000 and 2013. -- both of those figures are far greater than for older men. the study posits an interesting explanatio
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Oct 16, 2015 5:30am PDT
business update. i'm joined in the studio by delona. news out of china, investors eyeing important economic data on monday. >> that's right. all eyes on the world's second-largest economy after it reaches its gdp. , is expected, and that will put a dent in the growth rate of 7%. fears of a slowdown is not restricted to china. many european brands feeling the heat from slower growth in china. efforts to tackle poverty and setting the bar high for the future. slowdown,nationwide the president delivered the keynote speech friday at the un's global poverty form. >> china has lifted more than 600 million people out of poverty. over the next five years, we will lift the remaining 70 million people out of poverty. this is an important step in implement our development agenda. >> an ambitious goal and light of current economic climate. beijing has been actively trying to induce its economy by investing in infrastructure and service interesting. -- industry. manufacturing has slowed. the efforts will be put to a test on monday when third-quarter gdp numbers are released. after the two previ
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May 9, 2017 5:30am PDT
to talk to north korean leader kim jong-il a un. korea's of china, south largest trading partner, there's a diplomatic problem -- the chinese are unhappy with the south koreans and americans deploying an antimissile shield. neighbor, japan withdrew its ambassador for several months over the issue in terms ofncil -- diplomacy, the next president has a very heavy task load ahead of him. from seoul,ting reportinga -- andrew from seoul, south korea. he will be gelled for blasphemy against islam -- the sentences harsher than expect it and the trial was seen as a test of the religious tolerance in indonesia. hardline islamist groups have called for the maximum penalty after they alledge the koran was insulted. is willingas says he to meet with benjamin netanyahu to build peace. the statement coming just days after meeting the president in washington. donald trump is expected in the palestinian territory soon. issues of political -- todonald trump has taken twitter to dismiss allegations that he was warned by his predecessor on hiring michael flynn. fired after lying about conversations
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Oct 7, 2016 2:30pm PDT
announcement is expected from the airline this friday. china has agreed to loan over $4 billion to bolivia and will give -- forgive $800,000 in debt. it will be used for infrastructure projects. latin america has been in the u.s. sphere of influence but interest from china has been growing. exchanging ats sealed deal. as beijing hang -- hands over alone of over $4 billion sweetened by forgiven debt. presence of china in bolivia allows us to free ourselves from any conditions or blackmailed by some powers who want to impose economic policy. reporter: china offers tools with few strings attached. they have had painful past experiences. >> alt countries are equal members of the international community and the internal affairs should be decided by their people without interference or intrusion by other countries. reporter: the bolivian president said some of the project have been planned for decades. they include building new steel plants and a hydroelectric facility, improving bolivia's highways and expanding the airport in santa cruz. between 2000 and 2009, china increased its trade to over
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Apr 14, 2017 5:30am PDT
the business update. -- it is time for the business update. news out of china. beijing hoping for a favorable report on the economy next week. on monday, china will release its estimate for the first quarter of economic growth. some positive figures this week, some analysts did the economic recovery may not be sustainable with chinese exports adding a biggest jump in two years in march according to figures released thursday. a sign of growing global demand and the u.s. sought rhetoric toward china. concerns about rising debt which is growing at more than twice the rate of the underlying economy and threatens to destabilize the financial system. listen to a chinese economist of what we may be expecting moving forward. >> china can be expected to import more from the u.s. to reduce the trade surplus. overall, we have decided to race our trade forecast -- raise our trade forecast. anda is a big part of asia if china's growth remains resilient or better than expected, it could be of great help to the rest of asia. >> the market started the week with uncertainty and ended with more uncer
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Oct 17, 2016 5:30am PDT
stocks were in the spotlight. >> in asia, we saw crowds -- 18% of staff had been detained in china. among those arrested was a senior executive, charged with tracking highrollers to australia. it is not solicited on the mainland. the move has sparked some fear that china may crackdown on foreign firms. shares in other asian casinos also fell before the closing bell. genie: there has been some new and interesting fallout in the wake of the brexit. the environment secretary is encouraging young people to take up jobs in farming. >> it is not what you might expect. in the past, britain's farmers have relied on foreign workers to come over and help with the harvest, but there have been fewer due to the weakening pound and the consumer -- the fact that the consumer may be less welcome than before. claire williams explains. tara: for 18 years, this polish migrant worker spent -- claire: for 18 years, this polish migrant worker -- next year he is thinking about going to germany. >> i have to think that it is a time which may change for me, and my colleagues as well, that i will have to ba
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Sep 29, 2015 5:30am PDT
mainland china hours after being .torming through taiwan hundreds of thousands left without power or water. east china, train services have been suspended and 100 flights canceled due to the storms. next, to that amazing discovery on mars that could signify the possibility of life on the red planet. they found flowing water there. >> nasa scientists called it a major scientific discovery, one that could revolutionize the way planets. the joy, arid planet we thought of in the past. today we are going to announce that under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on mars. showed satellites several traces of water on the red planet. shows thate now water streams have been flowing on these slopes during the warmer martian months, and as recently as last year. >> from the curiosity rover, we now know that mars once was a planetary much like earth, with warm salty seas, with freshwater lakes, probably snowcapped peaks and clouds and a water cycle. >> the source of the water has raised important questions on the possibility of life on mars. a planet we previously thought was too
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Mar 15, 2017 5:30am PDT
free trade from beijing this wednesday. guest: that's right. it was a call that came as china concluded its annual parliament session. -- comments, head of amusing come ahead of a meeting between the chinese president and his counterpart in the next month. the meeting could be contentious as during last year's campaign oft trump accused china manipulating its currency and dumping goods in the united states. this wednesday, beijing says it wants nothing but good relations with washington. take a listen. >> we don't want to see a trade war breaking out between the two countries. that would not make trade fair and that hurts both economies. the whole world is concerned about the china-u.s. relationship. china hopes that no matter what obstacles this relationship may run into, we hope it will continue in the right direction. guest: i spoke to our beijing correspondent and asked him if china's comments were simply laying the groundwork for what is poised to be a contentious meeting between mr. trump and she's in pain -- xi jingping. >> secretary a state rex tillerson will be a beijing this w
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Aug 26, 2015 2:30pm PDT
tuesday. the shanghai index was down. the people's bank of china njected 140 billion yuaan into money markets. they count the central market benchmarks. it's to stem the market since june but it hasn't been enough. >> i think given the fact they tried a number of times over the past few months really diminishes the impact. we had a slight bounce in markets but it's not really enough over the longer term. i suppose the big hope for markets is that maybe it sort of suggests moving towards another big interventionist move, monetary stimulus which hina arguably still needs. markus: they have fallen 40% since june and many smaller investors have seen their savings dwindle. chinese stock markets are unusual 80% of publicly traded shares are held by individuals. our team in beijing met with some that has been hard hit. >> air quality has been better in days. the fresh air hasn't made their work days better. the beijing central business has been soured by the recent market turmoil which is taking a toll on its portfolios. >> i heard some bat stories. people committing suicide. >> this is the
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Nov 4, 2016 5:30am PDT
to one hands. >> china's wonder group has bought dick clark productions. viewers might know that for being behind dick clark's rocking new year's eve. and shows like so you think you can dance. it is not their first foray into u.s. entertainment. >> there seems to be a problem there with the package. >> let's move on. we're going to look at chinese businesses that are investing overseas. for companies saying they are having the same doing so in china. businesspean trying to get a foot in the door of that lucrative market. he brought up the issue well addressing thousands of people in hong kong. let's listen to what he had to say. all right, we appear to be having some major technical problems. we will try to hear from our producer whether or not we can images we would like to get on sets. let's go through the markets, because we will not need to play our server until we get it working again. how are markets doing? >> during this lunchtime, markets are all in red. this is after continuing uncertainty about the u.s. presidential election and about brexit. 1.5%.se 100 still down that is
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Sep 6, 2017 5:30am PDT
planetary catastrophe and huge loss of human life. china also insisting on a peaceful resolution to the crisis. time for our business update. brian quinn joins me. starting with some revelations about what the u.k. government has planned for migration rules under brexit. >> the guardian today published a leaked document from the uk's home office showing that the government plans to end the free movement of workers immediately upon exiting the european union. the plan doesn't yet represent official policy but it does show the government wants to severely curtailed the ability of lower skilled eu workers to remain in the u.k. and make it harder for people who do manage to work there to bring their families. the government has responded saying it is trying to strike a balance between britain's desire for highly educated skilled immigrants and better jobs for native prints. to government is failing appreciate the economic contributions of lower skilled eu workers. agriculture, care, leisure, not to mention the nhs is very reliant on workers in the eu. many of them low skilled. we've got
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Aug 22, 2016 5:30am PDT
open border can be maintained. >> u.s. regulators clear the purchase with cam china. it will be the biggest takeover of a foreign firm by a chinese company. -- will take the rate -- the reins of the reserve bank of india. he will continue the hawkish policy and be tasked with also theinflation and issue of bad debt of india's banks. six volkswagen factories have had to stop work over a dispute with suppliers. they are holding more talk it's in an effort to resolve the dispute. university is about to see some star power in their classroom. >> they will be taught by tyra banks. she is going to teach a course toto mba students next may. the course will focus on personal branding. the first assignment will have personalnts creating a video of themselves and a vision for their brand. >> that look at the business news today. it is time for a look at our press review. we are looking at what the international papers have to say. -- let'srt with this start with this story out of turkey. >> a suicide bombing in a mainly whatsh neighborhood, should have been a celebration of a marriage turned
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Jun 26, 2017 5:30am PDT
was handed back to china by britain. tensions are already mounting. pro-democracy protesters draped a black flag over a statue which symbolizes the handover. they chanted that hong kong's semiautonomous status has been a lie for the past 20 years. >> it's one of the symbols of the handover of hong kong to china. the golden statue. pro-democracy activists have covered it with a large black cloth in protest ahead of the chinese president's visit. >> we will welcome him with demonstrations and rallies here and we hope to send a message at now is the time to let hong kong people have democracy. when britain handed hong kong back to china in 1997 the one country to systems deal was agreed upon. regiongreed to let the decided zone own policies including freedom of speech. there are increasing concerns that 20 years later beijing is trampling on this agreement. things came to a head with the pro-democracy umbrella movement. one country to systems has been a lie. they accuse beijing of infringing on their rights and meddling in local politics including the election of a pro-china candidate
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Apr 13, 2016 2:30pm PDT
they improve or worsen. also, i think there will be a lot of attention to be paid to china and how it manages its complex, but most important transitions. time is one of the two largest economies in the world -- china is one of the two largest economies in the world and whatever happens there is important for the rest of us. markus: much of what we saw at the beginning of the year seemed to emanate from china. there were concerns and it spread -- they spread to markets worldwide. collectively, stocks and shares lost trillions and trillions of dollars. could we see that kind of turmoil as we saw in january and february again? >> the turmoil that we saw at the beginning of the year had to be initially in china, but then it was overtaken by much bigger concerns regarding the global , thanks outlook, banks in economies were under pressure -- banks in economies were under pressure, especially european banks. could we see balance of financial volatility -- bouts of further financial volatility? we could. they could be longer and more intense than the ones we have seen. this is something tha
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