tv Euromaxx - Lifestyle Europe Deutsche Welle February 1, 2018 11:30am-12:00pm CET
this is deja vu news of live from berlin the separatists push towards a corner in southern yemen against government forces and dozens have died as they seize control of the strategic chord city aden how are people coping with this escalating conflict want to report from inside this war torn country also coming up . the head of the f.b.i. clashes with president trump over a controversy on memo due to be released today by the white house republicans say
the document shows anti trump bias in the justice department democrats say the documents been doctored. also on the show the far right loves to make its mark in german politics lawmakers from the country's populace alternative for germany pick up some key positions in the new parliament could they steer german politics either way. i'm brian thomas welcome to the show suffers forces in yemen have surrounded the presidential palace in the southern port city of aden high ranking government ministers are inside that building this is another blow for yemen's internationally recognized government for three years it has been battling who's the rebels backed by iran and now the emergence of an autumn separatist movement in the south of the country in aden has added
a completely new dimension to the conflict we have this report from. smoke rises over the port city of aden after heavy clashes a new front in the in many civil war has opened with separatists poised to take over power at the presidential palace they're fighting for an independent republic of south yemen as it existed before nine hundred ninety. these militants say they're ready to sacrifice their blood and soul for the south yemen's war has spread to the south this rare footage shows scenes of the gulf city before the conflict escalated earlier this month. aid was long considered an anchor of stability in a country that has been devastated by civil war. gas supplies are low and drivers often have to wait hours at filling stations that are still open. the prices have risen rapidly.
sometimes even maybe someday sat near us with ben and jack shoot it here because that because the crowded all sort of people can barely afford food inflation is rising rapidly so markets are mostly empty. but i had a container of oranges that used to sell for six thousand rio now it's ten thousand and a container of kiwi fruit went from forty eight hundred rio to seventy five hundred . a lot until several times. very few people can afford such prices now jobs are rare work goes unpaid corruption is thriving frustration with government is palpable many people are unable to get by on their own. i had a ruse distributes food supplies to the poor a human rights lawyer by trade she founded an aid organization with help from
volunteers. i felt i had to help people in need especially in war i feel connected to my country but we don't have enough donations and workers to support our efforts. to make. health care has been hit hard by the crisis as well this child has the measles others have come with cases of cholera and diptheria at most a refugee children from the north who weren't vaccinated now their diseases are spreading here. is a lot of programs yet it is a shortage in our financial support for the us because this. that another war did it is and think it is the total number of the bishop who came to visit. people in the south of yemen hold heba i had a roots in high regard they say they've been neglected in repressed by the government over the years. now is the north suffers under the strain of war and
poverty she's campaigning for independence for the south and lobbying for prisoners labeled as terrorists and detained for months without charge. and i think it will be had then there's been an independence movement here since two thousand and seven again by the end of the regime has been repressing and torturing separatists there were no political parties in the south before then people came together and joined the movement their demonstrations were brutally suppressed. by the roosters paying a high price for her political engagement she receives death threats but she feels a commitment towards her father's legacy he was a famous human rights defender who was killed in one nine hundred ninety. nine iraq . my mother tried to dissuade me from studying law she knew that i wanted to follow in my father's footsteps and she didn't want me to face the same fate when i am able to live if you can and i think it can. it's
a dangerous mix of poverty and anger that are inciting people against the government and fueling the southern independence movement now even the south of yemen is gradually plunging into chaos. earlier i spoke with russia on the rez from save the children yemen's capital sana i asked her about the situation for people caught up in the fighting in a. this is the twenty eighth of january clashes heavy clashes erupted between the south and transitional council and forces affiliated to the government of yemen president had. as a result many people got killed as many others were wounded and there are different difference in stories about the numbers nothing has been confirmed yet and unfortunately human hospitals were conic for emergencies or for urgent intervention to bring in trauma care surgical kits and aid agencies were unable to bring in this
support which this is why we're kind of afraid now the number of. people will even increase now after today is earth day so yesterday and today we received reports from our team there that it's been quiet but there is kind of tension in the air like people are afraid maybe this is a quite this before the storm so there is a sudden sign of uncertainty and it's very unclear what's going to happen and our staff are left at home or in one curse they aren't able to deliver they aren't able to do their work so it's almost impossible for us to do our lifesaving work in yemen and in the humanitarian assistance ok well what about in other parts of the country in sana where you are where the fighting has also been going on. i mean isn't on it's kind of like more quiet now but it's again like if one part of
the country is under this kind of violence or escalation the other cars get paralyzed because they're all connected somehow so for us we are in santa here but we depend a lot on an aid and in terms of our supplies we're just here to new report a shortage of medical supplies and essential treatments for children suffering from color of and in syria vaccinations are not their. main medications are not there so now and with adam being a bit paralyzed it is impossible for us to carry on our assistance in sanaa in pretty dire and southern other parts of the country because one part is now paralyzed that's what's happening in aden right now but so many people in such desperate need what's your immediate focus right now over the next days and weeks. mediately right now we're looking into supporting those affected by the recent
clashes in n.h.s. that there are many people who are displaced there are many children who are already displaced from other fires in the country who went to eton for seeking refuge and now they are displaced again the already traumatized they were receiving second social support were child friendly spaces so now what we are going to do is to increase our child psychosocial support to these children to look at displacement. families and children who had to leave their houses and see how can we support them whether by doing cause transparence food assistance health care nutrition. at the same time i think raise our support in other parts of the country russia thanks so much for that good luck to you and all your efforts russia mirror as well as from save the children and sana. in the united
states long running tensions between the f.b.i. and president trump are now very much out in the open the f.b.i. has condemned the republican push to release a controversy or memo accusing the agency and the justice department of surveillance abuses against the trump campaign democrats say the release of the document is an attempt to discredit the probe into allegations of russian meddling in the election the memo is expected to be released later today. i think that's really. as donald trump leaves the chamber following his state of the union address on wednesday the muffled exchanges caught on camera. a republican congress man can be heard saying let's release the memo trump replies don't worry one hundred percent can you imagine thank you mr president. the memo written by the republican house intelligence committee chairman devin nunez outlines alleged
surveillance abuses by investigators looking into ties between russia and the trump campaign republicans claim the document shows anti trump bias at the f.b.i. but the agency says it's inaccurate. democrats say trump's insistence on publishing the memos has a place and attempt to derail a wide to probe into his dealings with russia. we know obviously the department justice and the f.b.i. feel that this is a extraordinary reckless step to take because the information hasn't been better than house speaker poll ryan says republicans are right to push for the memos release there may have been milf eason's at the f.b.i. by certain individuals and so what we want is all of this information to come out so that transparency can reign supreme and accountability can occur will be the through f.e.i. director christopher ray appears willing to stand up to the president who
hand-picked him for the job just months after firing his predecessor. trump himself has told associates the memo vindicates his concerns that u.s. law enforcement agencies conspired against him for more on this let's bring in scott lucas professor of american studies at the university of birmingham thanks for being with us this morning a first off can you tell us why this memo is proving to be such a lightning rod for both republicans and democrats. well the memo is the culmination of more than a year of efforts by donald trump and his allies to discredit the f.b.i. and justice department and thus try to undermine and even halt the trump russian vesta geisha remember that even before his inauguration donald trump compared his intelligence agencies to nazis because of information that linked the truck campaign or allegedly linked it to russian officials and that campaign is
continuing with the dismissal of f.b.i. director james comey trops attempt to dismiss special counsel robert moore last summer what has finally happened is that this memo is compiled by devon who knows who is a representative who's been allied with with the white house has been coordinating with them since last march he was supposed to step away from the truck russian vest occasion but he's continued to the effort to discredit the f.b.i. and this memo is this his big shot this is four pages to say the f.b.i. was wrong in the process it used to get surveillance of russian officials and of a particular trump foreign policy advisor named carter page and the f.b.i. was concerned was being recruited by the russians to act as an agent ok so if this is a ploy by the republicans to discredit the f.b.i. would that all come out as house speaker paul ryan has said will be the case if sunlight as he put it is put on this memo. but i think it will i think eventually this effort will backfire but what trump and his folks are hoping is that in the
short term it muddies the water so much that people aren't sure what's really happening with the bigger investigation this morning as the memo is being released we have reports that special counsel moer is pursuing the possibility that trump obstructed justice by dictating a false memo last summer as he returned from the g. twenty summit in germany about a meeting between his son and russian officials in two thousand and sixteen in other words more is closing in on the white house and i fully expect he will be close to asking trump to testify within weeks of they are going to get back at hand it's evident if we could professor let's get back to the memo at hand what do you expect to happen later today what has made public i think that trump and all of the folks that backdrop such as fox news will make a big deal that this is conclusive that this shows the f.b.i. is biased and is not legitimate to investigate trump the f.b.i.
has already said that it followed proper process and that the memo is flawed i expect the justice department to do the same and i expect democrats to do is saying so we will have a public relations battle while the bigger trump ruster investigation continues will that investigation be allowed to stay its course or will trump be able to block it that's the broader question scott lucas professor of american studies at the university of birmingham thanks so much for your insights on that this morning thank you. now for some of the other stories making news at this hour a train carrying dozens of republican lawmakers has collided with a garbage truck killing one person in that vehicle the incident occurred at a crossing there charlottesville in the state of virginia it is not clear exactly what happened but charter train was taking lawmakers to a republican retreat. polling senate has passed the controversy of bill making it illegal to accuse the country of complicity in crimes committed by the nazis during
world war two israel has condemned the bill saying poland is attempting to rewrite history the u.s. says the legislation could hamper open discussion about the holocaust. motorists in rio de janeiro had to take cover when a gunfight between gang members and police build onto a major highway the battle began when police raided one of the city's most notorious slums brazil's been hit by an increase in crime linked to the drug trade in the worst recession in decades. so to christophe down a look at facebook's most recent jump in profits brian facebook says it's concentrating on quality rather than quantity that as the world's biggest social media network announced its fourth quarter profits were up twenty percent to almost four point three billion dollars of the results beat market expectations but facebook shares fell sharply as the company said users were spending less time on
the site. efface book was expecting a thumbs up from investors it wasn't getting one. quick to calm the storm after announcing a drop in viewing hours c.e.o. mark zuckerberg saying it's all part of the plan to keep the company sustainable as it avoids basing its business on the passive consumption of content explaining in a facebook post we made changes that reduce time spent on facebook by roughly fifty million hours every day by focusing on meaningful connections community and business will be stronger over the long term. confident the social media giants income won't drop because it's finding new ways to advertise on the facebook site and its app instagram investors are easily spooked by changes in the social network but they're showing faith in company the.