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we need to upgrade i think it's only the beginning of the. cycle works human machines starting february first on t w. this is d w news coming to you live from berlin the u.s. warns turkey is military action in syria risks bringing the two allies into conflict says it will continue operations to rid the region of u.s. backed kurdish militia despite the american forces deployed there also coming up.
people are supposed to religion. people do what they can get you to the next day. like under the islamic state group in syria as part of our series circle of fear we meet a former extremist who's returned home to chechnya. also ahead the world economic forum in switzerland our senior business editor ben kozel is there. the global elite is gathered here in davos for a third day in advance of the u.s. president's arrival american c.e.o.'s praising his tax plan. and these cute maybe monkeys don't just look like they're close to us that's the first time scientists have been able to clone primates and cloning human speech.
hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us. turkey is vowing to continue its military operation targeting u.s. backed kurdish militias in northern syria that's despite a warning from u.s. president donald trump to limit the advance or risk confronting american forces on the ground in a phone call with the turkish president trump said the incursion in the african region quote risks undercutting shared goals but president retch of time is pushing back sources in turkey are now saying the white house hasn't actually some accurately summarized that phone call and that trump did not share concerns about the escalating violence in a free in kurdish militia there have played a key role in helping u.s. backed forces against the so-called islamic state the turkish government calls the y.p. g terrorists. the shouted turn of yielded this evidence of the force that turkey has brought to be enough turkey's government is determined to press on with all of
branch which to them has been a success so far in. the operation will continue until the threat is removed. but the kurdish y p g wants the world to know that they would surrender the enclave without a fight. we will resist and will not allow the enemy to invade our land to the last drop of blood we have we will never retreat from here. those appear to be no idle words missiles fired from y p g controlled territory crashed into this mosque in the turkish border tone of killis causing fatalities and panic as worshippers tried to free the wounded from the rubble. the death toll rises on both sides but turkish president richard says he will expand the offensive eastwards. u.s. troops stationed in northern syria might soon find themselves caught between kurds and turks each ally determined to banish the other from the region at all costs.
our correspondent covering this story for us from istanbul story in the white house is president warned his turkish counterpart about the danger of clashing with american forces in syria what's the risk of that actually happening. i think the possibilities now much higher after this conversation between the two leaders there was hope and. possibly a resolution of this of this situation could be achieved in but the fact that neither side can even agree on what was said in the talks in particular the white house version saying that the president called for an escalation on current dismiss that saying that was never said and even dismissed the concerns according to what trump said of of the of a possible clash between turkish and u.s. forces in mom bitch play that too so the fact now that neither side can agree in fact it does fit into this narrative of anger that they say the president trump is
a prisoner of his senior officials military ex-military officials this will add to the growing distrust between the two sides that they can even agree on what was said in the meeting that does bring the possibility now that will expand its operations it has present heard wanted war yesterday that they would move on to monday which that brings the nightmare scenario from nato to perspective for the two part that the u.s. and turkish forces could be facing off so this situation could be expanding as you just said what's the situation for civilians caught up in the offensive. well that is a growing concern in this offensive in for and there's been reports the united nations as many as five thousand people have been displaced by the fighting many are believed to be from villages he's numerous villages in this very mountainous rugged terrain unclear where these people have gone there have been pictures on social media difficult to verify but the pictures of the people in caves cowering
in the very bad weather conditions that are going on at the moment the plight of these these refugees in these displaced people will grow as the fighting continues . for turkey launched its offensive into syria it seems that things within syria had stabilized somewhat how does this offensive fit into the overall conflict. well that is the big fear that this is now in the seventh year of the syrian civil war that we in hopes that the end was approaching the big powers and all those involved increasingly getting together this now a new front by turkey frightens to destabilize the whole region creating a whole new swathe of problems even the possible risk that if turkey does carry out its threat of expanding its operation all along turkey's southern border there's a calm risk of confrontations with the damascus regime possibly arabia militia going forward and of course with u.s. forces as well another massive destabilizing element in that situation it's already very stable unstable and we've plenty of violence and death dorian thank you very
much dorian jones there in istanbul. all the stories making headlines today a brazilian court has unanimously upheld the conviction of former president louise a nazi of the silver known as lula on corruption charges three judges confirmed the verdict and increased his sentence from nine to twelve years rallied his supporters ahead of the decision which could see him barred from running for office again. u.s. diplomat bill richardson has quit an advisory panel set up to tackle the root hinge refugee crisis richardson said he feared the panel was becoming a cheerleading operation for me on mars government is decision raises new doubts about efforts to repatriate seven hundred thousand rohingya muslims who fled myanmar last year. disgraced former us jim that sticks team dr larry nasser has been sentenced to up to one hundred seventy five years in prison or than one
hundred women and girls including olympic gold medalists described decades of sexual abuse by nascar is already serving a sixty year sentence on child pornography charges. and scientists watching mount my own in the philippines say the volcano is filling with magma under the surface and that eruption could be imminent about seventy five thousand people have been evacuated from around the mountain they fear the eruption could become a humanitarian emergency that lasts for months. you're watching t.w. news still to come we talk to a former islamic state militant who's returned to his home in chechnya that's that's is part of our series a circle of fear looking at jihadism in russia. while the room was packed areas were pricked our eyes wide open as europe took center stage in the swiss alps with speeches from the continent's heavyweights
germany's uncle americal spoke before him but it was france's and manuel mcallen who had the headline slot he told the world economic forum that globalization had to ensure prosperity for all classes in society it's in money when mcmullen first economic forum since becoming french president last may one of his burning issues is globalization and fittingly he addressed his audience in english. ladies and gentlemen my my my first miss each is that france is back france is back of the call of europe. because we will never have any french success without a european success mcconnell spoke of a ten year strategy to make europe more economically politically and socially powerful but he said the most vulnerable members of society must not be sacrificed
at the altar of progress letters and have been native to declaw that is asian in general is going through a major crisis and this global challenge requires for sure collectively fought from international organizations states companies civil society. in order to find and implement so these. americans appearance marked a return to the world stage after months of political limbo at home the german chancellor said she welcomed mcconnell's election as a positive turning point for europe and she echoed his sentiments saying the world's problems will not be solved by isolation and protectionism obviously in the us is not so now we know that there are international egotism we see nationalism on the rise in many states there's a polarizing atmosphere perhaps in many places people worry whether multilateralism
can really solve people's problems. ellice fear you will be among them isn't to lose them both leaders called for a strong the europe mccann urging great ambition machall appealing for more cooperation on security and foreign policy makers warning against rising economic nationalism came a day before the arrival in divorce of donald trump the u.s. president's imminent appearance was not lost on mcconnell for sure was diverse when you look outside especially coming. and arriving in this in this building in this building it's i mean it could be hard to believe in global warming. obviously fortan three you didn't invite. anybody skeptical with global warming this year.
i wonder who his referring to monica let us think back at me what i know that today the u.s. president is expected to arrive in davos donald trump of course but first the focus is on britain because prime minister to resign may is expected to speak at the world economic forum this afternoon and it will be interesting to hear whether she will be as outspoken about breck's it as is her predecessor david cameron who was overheard commenting on breaks it in davos and did only spend her soul and tells us more about that. cameron stepped down as prime minister in twenty sixteen after that disastrous british vote to leave the european union i was quite surprised to learn that he even show his face again here in davos and he's been caught of the sidelines saying to a billionaire businessman that it was a mistake the referendum but that it wasn't a disaster what certainly was
a disaster was the speech given by his success here a year ago three's i'm a will be giving a speech again breaks it today and bankers will be listening very careful for details on that you case departure and i'm sure so will many of the young brits and some of them are sure to be in doubles too because in recent years more and more young people have joined the global elite protests opponents of the world economic forum people under the age of thirty the so-called global shapers are invited to take part in discussions on a large variety of topics. a brief moment to enjoy the view and then off she goes to the next appointment twenty four year old italian clara latina isn't dabbles to take part in discussions as isn't transcom a twenty six year old tech entrepreneur from germany thirty year old greek. is currently debating the rejuvenation of europe. i expect from you.
a shared responsibility. to allow the youth assists and think its future to hear the voice of fuel and to go through their election. for a better tomorrow for all of us more a night it more together and more creative. all three passionate europeans. we have common values. me theme that we are you know unique. parts of having different languages or really. we harbor a place where. human rights are respected. but there could be a big a shared sense of europe. i believe we could have a stronger sense of belonging in europe like what you have in the us when i lived
many people had a much stronger connection to their country and that's not something we have in europe even less so in germany i believe the sense of feeling european isn't really there. and the future of europe. may be different cultures should be taken more into account because greek has a specific certains history culture it's a different from the italians from. a swedish people so. her children the differences should be taken into account in decision making process and should be respected in the debate on europe goes on and these young people here to contribute to it. later today u.s. president on a trump will join the meeting in davos but even before his arrival he's already
been the talk of the town were turning out to always been for suiting who spoke just a short while ago with the c.e.o. of a software company a technology to get his assessment on tax policy the new tax reforms have been very good for almost all businesses very good for ca we are thirty five percent tax payer at twenty one percent you can see that that's a big difference we will take that savings we get a tax reinvested into the company into r. and d. and expansion so we're very happy with the tax plan does it be more jobs that's what trump wants i think we're going to see more jobs and we're going to see a bigger emphasis on digital transformation from all companies and i think you're going to see when they're deciding what to do with the savings they get from the tax plan they're going to be investing in infrastructure and infrastructure to be investing in technology one of the things i'm very excited about is some of the work we're doing here at the west to help in rescaling on a global basis ok i was there and of course we will have more live coverage from
the world economic forum for you throughout the day also coming up you know this gentleman here behind me and my your druggy the head of the european central bank which is needing to day talking monetary policy and we will go and catch up with our frankfurt correspondent in order to get the latest from him so that's coming up in business. and we have this breaking news for you now from italy where a commuter train has derailed near the northern city of metal and officials say at least two people have been killed and around one hundred injured ten are in critical condition there's no word yet on what caused the accident or bring you more details as they become known. well circle of fear that's the title of our series on islamic radicalism in russia in today's episode our
correspondent your château meets a former jihad is to return to russia after serving as a guard for the so-called islamic state in syria in the exclusive interview the chechen will talk us through his motivations life as a militant and his escape. did you ever use a weapon to shoot or kill people but. no i didn't kill anyone not that i could seen in me and. i'd like to know why why did you go there are you. sure. in my case it was a feeling of injustice against the sunni who were killed by the shiites i mean.
it was time to pursue anything. didn't you watch any news use didn't you know that you were going to join terrorists. i knew that what i was doing was illegal but i didn't give it a second thought you know. you didn't think about the fact you were going to be killing people. and i knew i would get a weapon after all this is war but my view of everything changed the day i arrived in syria you. knew the questions are so. how did you leave what did you day look like yeah i was a guard i kept watching over occupied areas in aleppo. it isn't from chechnya how were you treated by the i.r.s. . we were treated well national chechens they know have. the kind of character they've been raised with for hundreds of years.
please explain to me. and the religion islam which we've held for centuries and we've also fought in many wars for the i.r.s. appreciates about chechens. actually i wanted to go back as soon as i arrived that's when i witnessed an execution of refugees who. it took place right after i got a settlement which was a gathering place for new arrivals to syria. to see if the bus came to a stop and the men were taken and interrogated. they were asked about the religion even. if they were executed the next day. they were beheaded. it was a shock for me that people could use their religion as
a justification to kill others. i waited for the right moment to escape unfortunately it only worked when i was wouldn't it i used my medical treatment as a pretense to get to and from there i went home because. i had many chances as a refugee and entered germany or france and escaped justice. but i thought if i had the courage to fight in a war. that i had to find the courage to return home. and face legal punishment. to. use if. you came back to take the receipt from. you. when i returned the police weren't aware that i'd been in syria the whole tell you nobody knew that i could simply go back home and live my
life but i told myself then which had a mitigating effect. in the end i was given an eight month prison sentence. why do they still go. it's not just a problem among many from germany go to join the idea too. of those highly educated people as well lots of russians news the board not just those with russian citizenship with them but russians all the same even it could in. say the state now many including the leadership in russia are saying that the as has been destroyed and to be shoot now focus on serious political future do you believe that the ins is finished my own in my opinion no yes is not defeated it will carry on along the shore will move.
and you'll find more of your his circle of fear series online it call now the chinese researchers have cloned a monkey creating two genetically identical copies of another monkey they used the cloning method the produced dolly the sheep two decades ago but it's the first time that method has worked with a monkey it's a breakthrough that potentially bring scientists closer to being able to clone humans i mean. they might just look like two cute baby mechanics but they represent a breakthrough that is excited scientists around the world the monkeys are clones the very first successful clones of a non-human primate researchers at the chinese academy of sciences presented them to the public this week. and the use. is really for the human health care in a few minutes there are many other animal models who told you this was widely used
by the. difficulty. in using the model for the human disease because mice far away form. the process took over a year one hundred twenty seven eggs almost eighty viable embryos and a bevy of host mothers to produce the two babies it's hoped the monkeys could be used for studying diseases like parkinson's and alzheimer's researchers say clones like these could help them glean results that would be more pertinent to humans but the breakthrough also begs another question can we clone humans and should we. the burial of primate species is well over. in principle any private human can be called but all purpose. use is purely for human benefit for medical purposes we see no reason why humans
but despite the assurances it seems the debate around possible human cloning is once again on the agenda. sports news now a north korean ice hockey players have arrived in south korea for training with their south korean team mates ahead of the winter olympics twelve players and officials crossed the border on thursday the agreement to form a joint women's team follows the first official talks between the two koreas in two years the team will wear unity jerseys and march under a united flag at the games opening ceremony on february ninth. in tennis romanian simona halep will face caroline was nuts in saturday's australian open final in melbourne top ranked how it ultimately proved too strong for germany's caballe she came through in three sets winning the marathon match six three four six nine seven to maintain her unbeaten record so far this year in the early game
down under number two seed was nucky he overcame a second set to defeat belgians allies and mountains the dane is a former world number one but like halep has yet to win a grand slam title. in motor sports world's oldest braley have been to officially starts on thursday kicking off the twenty eighteen season but competitors have already been on the circuit to prepare the carts chilly new views of belgium went fastest in wednesday's shakedown or drivers test their cars at full speed finding champion sebastian could only manage sevenths fastest the frenchman is going for his sixth straight title this year the monte carlo rally was first staged in one thousand eleventh. and just a reminder of the top story we're following for you here today on d. but w. news turkey says it will continue its military offensive on the northern syrian
after in the region that's despite a warning from washington to limit its actions against u.s. backed kurdish militia there or risk a clash with u.s. forces. you're watching news from berlin we have more coming up for you at the top of the hour and of course you get all that is news and information around the clock on our web site that's at d w dot com well you know with elton john the british pop star announced his retirement but not before saying goodbye to his millions of fans the singer says his upcoming epic world two are over three years with three hundred dates will be his last we'll take you out with some been to elton john on performance and joy it's a live. this is the. new .
dismounts. center of the conflict zone my guest this week here in kiev is straightlaced he's a former president of georgia a former regional government in ukraine times hanging over him multiple allegations of criminal activity and he's mico saakashvili once the dawning of the west for still having the rose revolution in georgia that has you know made too many enemies
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circle of fear. correspondent you're in russia is in chechnya. islamic state has recruited more young people here than anywhere else. and more and more chechen fighters are now returning home they're both respected and feared. how will. chechen society. today. my guest this week here in kiev is stateless he's a former president of georgia a former regional governor in ukraine and hanging over him multiple allegations of criminal activity and a three year prison sentence for abuse of power he's mikao saakashvili once the darling of the west for spearheading the rose revolution in georgia in two thousand and three but has he now made too many enemies and run out of road.