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action history now gianni versace fashion is at least twenty years old anything but hellish fashion and. definitely not old fashion all right moving on now to a brief a look at other stories making headlines on the culture scene coming up in express . the uk heavy hour was celebrated on the shetland islands on tuesday held each year on a last tuesday in january the fire festival is a highlight on the islands which belong to scotland torchlight processions are held participants dress in costume each drink and say the torches are used to set fire to a replica of a viking longship in accordance with norse tradition. in trento italy cellist giovanni salema has played a concert using
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a very cool instrument an ice cello he performed in a bubble when the temperature was a chilly minus eight degrees celcius his cello was crafted on the person ecclesia by american sculptor tim lin. it's a sculpture it's a complicated ice sculpture you know ice sculpture i have two kinds of ours i use the white wood you see which is the body of the instrument is made of snow in water and that the bridge which is the clear part. of the ice will tow italy in a refrigerated truck until an early february. the international toy fair opened its doors in nuremberg on wednesday robots are a big trend this year even children can program and control that technology also plays a part in board games these days with the secret agent game players get their instructions by a smartphone. or tablet. but classic toys like skateboards are being popular first
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held in one nine hundred fifty the nuremberg toy fair is the largest event of its kind in the world. one man's trash is another man's treasure and you certainly see that when you go to a flea market but if you have an eye for art and you will see thousands of designer pieces just waiting to be rescued and restored and that is where tim best shot comes it now he works tirelessly to restore iconic design objects made of plastic that are in danger of losing their shape color or form well as expertise is in especially in high demand in modern art museums. a keyboard melting away. some art is transitory especially if it's made of plastic natural chemical processes have caused this boom to splinter. basically plastics
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have an internal clock ticking away inside up and sometimes it disintegrates fast and sometimes there was a long. low concentration of course you can ask what will become of our generation our era what will enjoy those book that see for stung. him the best toy it is waging a battle against time he's responsible for over one hundred thousand design objects from dino is a monk at the international design museum in munich many of them are made of plastic. oxygen and light make them age faster the most fragile pieces are in storage in. this chair for instance isn't any good for sitting on anymore. when it gets here at all for good if i were to press on this the foam cell structure would completely disintegrate. the tissue this is just an example of course that would rather not demonstrate on the object itself this is when i press
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on is firm which is just as old everything from both right away does and that's a huge problem of course especially with the padded furniture from the late fifty's speaking moments when they started being made so if you cross them too tightly everything crumbles right off. the supports that are less falls. there are many different signs of aging this shopping cart hybrid is slowly turning brown. this adding machine has turned prematurely gray from exposure to light. across the salt is forming on the aging painted this hi fi system. but not all plastic objects are vulnerable in the same way when some softening agents decay the play. sticks turned brittle. discomfort for you and compares some plastics to chocolate that's relatively soft melts quickly and is easily damaged or you might say ah those are more like breast or achieves a chemical consistency off the baker hughes so it's more stable but peter.
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contemporary arts two can pose just as much of a challenge swiss artist thomas hill shawn's double garage for example one of the primary materials he used was cheap and he said take. he created the one hundred forty square meter collage shortly after nine eleven the few years that have passed since have left their mark doesn't so much fear truths that machine was bent over from its own weight so we straightened it up. off to the states. with this cause it was a really big surprise was that in most of the tape used ted is still holding snow while it's hot. one installation needs constant attention and ultraviolet filter on the lamps can keep the newspaper clippings from fading for a while but the most sensitive parts need more protection why is it will hear here the tape is still sticking so if it were to fall down it would get all tangled up
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and that would amount to major damage to the space. for does this tile. especially fragile pieces from the design storage also require special treatment a baby in kept from the late one nine hundred ninety s. can only really survive indefinitely in an oxygen free environment. in foreclosure to compare if you had kept a conventional bathing cap like this in an attic somewhere and now it would look only slightly better than some old crispbread of those and because it was click report. one of the largest plastic projects of the past decades was the four tour it was designed. the one nine hundred sixty s. as the speak out and the boil crisis of one nine hundred sixty three raised the price of the polyester plastic and spelled financial disaster for the few turow restoration of this badly weather design classic has been going on for over a year. the museum creates the ideal climate and light conditions but even
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here one of mexico's monumental column of musical chairs made of plexiglass is churning brittle. the first cracks appeared after just fifteen years in spite of the concert meters best efforts artists provide no guarantees. as a. piece of contemporary art has acquired its because its qualities are appreciated enough to be pumped up by connection with. the artist may not have taken the longevity of a piece of work into account was the one that's just the way. the expense of simply preserving our plastic creations is the norm it's a necessary one no doubt design and art will someday tell our story including our mistakes and who we were and wanted to be and for that the originals will be needed . right from design icons to young a budding
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a talent now miriam but science really is only twenty four four years old and she's still a student and yet she's already regarded as a piano virtual so the b.b.c. has singled her out as a new generation artist promoting her as one of the world's most promising talents while she's touring europe this year playing in the most renowned concert venues for classical music including the berlin philharmonic call we take a closer look now at the musician during her rehearsal before an upcoming performance. really is one of europe's most promising young pianists. the b.b.c. recently named as one of its new generation artists a scheme to nurture exceptional young talent.
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even to him i always wanted to perform musings from a very different commands this. fishy that accompanies that and it helped me get that i think i have something to stand of us because i understand what composers lonnie's as the company stand by and i've always tried to delve deeply into the music and find out what the moral of the pieces more doubt it tells us took us to bring all that out and present it to the audience. house putting it on simple because so so given. it was born in the georgian capital tbilisi and nine hundred ninety three by the time she was six she already knew that she wanted to be a pianist in twenty eleven she made her first trip to weimar german city where her favorite composer france list once lived and worked here she won the france list competition for young pinots and decided to study with grigori grossman. for her
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presumably they're going to i've had to alter my teaching a little from our in all of this is there are the three of us and often things which seem obvious and good to me aren't so excessive all for her that get the converse leavings that i view as inaccessible huge challenges and problems that mari i'm cracks just like they were not the noosa. with his support really has one more major competitions. and does best fit the best thing is that listening to many of my suit in this i hear myself but with mari i'm i don't. hear an echo of myself only her. body about sash really has given recitals at renowned concert halls in more than thirty countries. she throws audiences wherever she performs my care environment it's our home away from home. these are these if it is feeling the gas at the end zero mostel a really demanding schedule of being able to relax for
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a bit so how that's the way i feel environment listen. to mention one. time now for my favorite part of the show where we get a sneak peek into someone's humble abode but how do you spice up an apartment from the one nine hundred sixty s. in a contemporary way without destroying its actual character when we travel to rome to find out. it's a part of rome few tourists ever see the a work just tricked with its wide boulevards and grandiose buildings could assail quite the battle for one of its best known structures is currently the headquarters for luxury fashion label fendi opposite this water tower a nine hundred sixty s. apartment loft rises up it was one of the first ever built in rome here italian architect massimo data sandal has transformed two separate apartments into one modern flat. through third up but if we completed this apartment with all the decor
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last year. main problem was that the lower house didn't get much light. ensuring there's enough light was crucial. so we had the idea to create large openings in the room above it so that light can shine through. the lower part of the apartment boasts large format photographs by contemporary artists. the owner collects modern art. so we decided to furnish this nine hundred sixty s. plot with some design classics from that time. like this one nine hundred fifty s. table by italian designer joe ponty the furniture over there was designed by him to
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build. the apartment owner let mussy know choose the furniture and so now the lower level apartment not only has contemporary art but also design classics imbuing it with a museum like feel aside from these one nine hundred sixty s. classics the apartment is also furnished with modern day design pieces like this so far by the company on our brothers. the staircase leading to the top floor has been designed like a wooden sculpture and is an art work in its own right. with story out of that up for me there is the family's living quarters out the way . they have there is even here and all of their books. we've gone to lots of trouble designing shelves cupboards and media units so that
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all perfectly harmonized with everything here and with the art collection. idea that they're going to put out. by and we haven't just doubled the size. we didn't just use the upper and lower level creating two levels you will instead of basically created three spaces. we created a third shared room with a unique quality of its own. four hundred square meters sure a luxury mussing would understand though it was pretty much free to realize all his ideas as money. clearly it wasn't an object. and if you would like some tips on how to spruce up your home or apartment and police and check out our special you tube channel. and finally if you as
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a cloud from italy what she does for a living you would be surprised at her answer and that's because she is a mermaid profession well it started three years ago shortly after her sixteenth birthday and it's already turned into a successful career. this mythical creature isn't some character from an underwater movie. she's a certified mermaid from the city of brew nick in south to roll northern italy her name is katia rip now. in i actually mean us and give it a go i've been busted by the i always wanted to be a mermaid go a little water baby since childhood going swimming every week as a child i tried out what it's like to swim as a mermaid that's why you feel totally free in the water you're fast you feel
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liberated when you're swimming without oxygen tanks that's why i like free diving and you hold your breath but you aren't scared of suffocating you glides through the water nothing's in your way. and be the villain only does it was announced that . claudius transformation began three years ago she slipped into her first swimmable fishtail when she was sixteen back then nobody really thought she'd make it as a professional mermaid. may have. a monthly i may get a nobody took me seriously they thought it was just a silly idea. they'd say what do you want with that fish tale. but my parents supported me a lot. my friends are already used to my crazy ideas and just thought oh there she
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goes again i. must admit that i've been doing this for three years now. it's really what i want to do. that she doesn't even. allow me i became a true professional last summer when she completed a freedom. having course. now she can stay under water for three and a half minutes. so beneath her iridescent mermaid outfit claudia is essentially an extreme athlete. you could easily break your ankles with these heavy fins. you need to train constantly so you're strong enough and yoga helps with the breathing. and. all that hard work is paying off claudia recently made third place at the miss mermaid international competition in egypt. she was also crowned miss red sea in two thousand and seventeen. it just keeps i'm not alone there are lots of
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mermaids around there are conventions where we need to swim in large pools and we often chat about our outfits and mermaid tail brands which ones are good which ones are not so good. she just typical mermaid talk. now plenty of photo shoots and further competitions await the professional mermaid cartier rudeness childhood dream has finally come true. all right well before we go just a reminder of our contest this week in the spirit of venice is carnival we want to know what your favorite carnival custom is just go to our website for all of the details and by taking part you will qualify to win a euro maxa watch and with out we're out of time with things returning him and we
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located in the heart of europe you are connected to the whole world. experience outstanding shopping and dining offers and trialling services. biala gassed at frankfurt airport managed by. part. of. this is deja vu news live from berlin life suspensions reversed for dozens of olympic athletes accused of doping the russian competitors have their olympic gold lifetime bans revoked by
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a sports arbitration court but it is unclear if they will be allowed to take part in next week's winter games also coming up the head of the f.b.i. it clashes with the white house over a controversial memo due to be released today republicans say the document shows an antitrust bias in the justice department democrats say it has been dr. i'm serious almost out of thank you for joining us more than two dozen russian athletes have successfully overturned lifetime olympic bans for doping offenses the court of arbitration for sport an all the sanctions a move condemned by the international olympic committee but it is still uncertain if today's ruling will allow the russians to compete in the winter games they start next week. the russian doping scandal has dominated the sporting headlines for
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almost two years after an investigation into state sponsored doping the international olympic committee banned a host of russian athletes from the olympics. forty two athletes took their case to the court of arbitration for sport thirty nine had their appeals up held on thursday. the council be traitors unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the hour you see in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case cast overturn the bands of twenty eight athletes due to insufficient evidence that doping violations were committed. this does not mean that these twenty. innocents but in their case due to insufficient evidence the appear so held the sanctions and old and their individual results achieved in such reinstated caste cleared those athletes to take part in the pyong chang winter
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games which start next week but the i.o.c. said they would not be automatically allowed to compete. the remaining eleven athletes were deemed to have committed doping violations by cas and are ineligible for the olympic games in south korea they have their lifetime bans revoked. let's talk about the implications of this decision we have a limo talkee from good of you sports with us here in studio and our moscow correspondent emily sure when standing by for us good to have you both was with us alema first to you why were these bans revoked ok so to understand the decision of the court of arbitration of sports we have to find out what their mandate was and they said that from the beginning that our mandate was not to determine if systemic doping took place that we were tasked with finding out if individual athletes had doped and upon investigating a second all the evidence and information they came across the conclusion that the evidence was insufficient for these twenty eight athletes so they saying that
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collectively it's strong it does show that there's you know systemic doping but when that evidence from that information was a play applied on a case by case basis it just wasn't enough just to show that these these individual athletes had committed a dope in violation so these twenty eight athletes will they compete in the winter games things are just going to get very complicated from here on because these twenty eight some of these at twenty eight athletes have retired those remaining of course they can apply for entry to the games but this is where the problem comes and it gets very tricky because the i.o.c. needs to approve if they can't participate and the i.c. i.o.c. is of course now put in a very difficult position where they have to they have these athletes saying to them hey i dare you to not allow me to participate after cast the biggest voice in sports you know that you know validated you know gave me the green light to participate so if you're the i.o.c. would you do now do you follow your own stance or do you go with the cast said so
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this puts the i.o.c. in a difficult position emily let's come to you know what is the reaction been there in moscow. well this is of course kind of a victory for the russian side and the reactions today show that the head of the russian olympic committee addicks on the call this decision fair he said that he was happy that the names of these athletes have been cleared now and the kremlin spokesman. said that this shows that appealing these decisions can work and that russia must continue to protect its athletes including using legal measures so it seems that the russian side is encouraged and wants to continue to protect their athletes and that was also shown today by a reaction from the deputy prime minister of italian would go who of course was minister of sports during the sochi olympics and he said that the eleven athletes who aren't permitted to take part in these upcoming olympic games that russia plans
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to appeal each of those decisions as well so somewhat of a victory here for russia and in the cut an encouraging sign for their athletes and how does this play into russia's hands. well of course this plays into the russian narrative in a way russian officials here have always denied including the president himself that there is the state sponsored doping program and yes of course as alina said you know that these cases have to be checked case by case and in in a way this doesn't reflect on the overall doping decision but of course this decision uses the cas use it use the same witnesses to decide so they used richard mclaren and gorder it or chunk of those are the fundamental witnesses in the doping case overall against russia so in a way this does somewhat undermine the overall decision against russia at least that's the way it's seen here all along after all the russians have said that this
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is a decision this decision to only allow russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag and so on that this decision is much more political than to do with sports russians see it as an overall narrative and overall western campaign excuse me and overall western anti russian campaign that involves sanctions as well and people here think that it hasn't been based on enough evidence so calling into question those fundamental witnesses really kind of calls into question the whole case from the russian point of view so aleem of this calls into question the whole doping case against russia where does this leave the i.o.c. the i.o.c. has reacted not very happy about the cast the situation but they are holding firm they're holding their ground it's quite surprising and they all give for example but hey look the eleven athletes that we have banned that is evidence that systemic
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manipulation of death take place and they saying that just because cas lifted the ban doesn't mean that we're going to invite these past now to the games and they've also gone as far as saying that they might appeal this decision and take it to the federal tribunals but of course with eight days to go to the games it's going to be very tough to get anything out of that or into lima talkee from sports and with emily sherman sure and with us from moscow thank you both very much for your analysis. now to some other stories making news around the world north korean athletes have arrived in south korea for the winter olympic games the delegation landing today includes ten skiers and speed skaters a squad of north korean female ice hockey players are already practicing with their south korean team mates and a unified olympic team of games kick off on february ninth poland senate has passed a controversial bill making it illegal to accuse the country of complicity in crimes committed by the nazis during world war two now israel has condemned the
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bill saying poland is attempting to rewrite history the us says the legislation could hamper open discussion about the holocaust eleven people have died after a fire tore through a home for the elderly in northern japan the building's five other residents managed to escape japanese media say the building in the city of sapporo had no sprinkler system because the blaze is not yet known. bolivia is reeling from severe flooding caused by record rainfall the floodwaters swept away homes and damaged bridges some residents had to wade through deep water to bring their animals to safety authorities say some one hundred twenty thousand people have been affected. to the u.s. now and the f.b.i. has condemned the white house plans to release a memo alleging misuse of its surveillance powers against the trump campaign the agency has contested the accuracy of the document democrats say the release of the memo could undermine investigations into russian election interference it is
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expected to be divulged later today. the first word that we're going to have. a quick exchange overheard after donald trump state of the union speech on tuesday night the u.s. president reassures a republican lawmaker that he has every intention of putting out the memo that's polarising washington. if you. missed. the memo was commissioned by devin newness chairman of the republican house intelligence committee and it describes alleges surveillance abuses by f.b.i. and justice department officials looking into possible ties between the truck campaign and russia investigators are accused of failing to disclose that their probe was partly based on research financed by hillary clinton's campaign republicans claim this shows anti trumbo bias at the f.b.i. they're calling for the memo to be released. there may have been milf eason's at
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the f.b.i. by certain individuals so it is our job in conducting transparent oversight of the lead of the executive branch to get to the bottom of that sunshine is the best disinfectant and so what we want is all of this information to come out so that transparency can reign supreme and accountability can occur but the f.b.i. has warned against releasing the dossier in a rare public rebuke we have grave concerns about material admissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy for their part democrats claim the memo cherry picked highly classified information in an effort to discredit the russian investigators in lead by robert mueller. this is not about the facts this is about the narrative of the chairman wants to put out misleading narrative to undermine the f.b.i. undermine the department and ultimately undermine gentleman tensions between the trump white house and investigators has been mounting days ago the f.b.i.
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deputy director andrew mccabe quit and now an open confrontation looms between the head of america's top domestic intelligence agency and the administration. we have nicole rembert with us she's a trans-atlantic relations analyst from the german council on foreign relations here in berlin hi nicole why is this memo so controversial what is at stake here first at stake is the discussion shifts from you know looking at what the trump compay its involvement with russia was to discussion on message it's and sources second it steers small tension between republicans and democrats republicans now announce that they will also or you know publish a memo and cert the discussion would be about the credibility of robert mueller the special counsel and in this respect also to the f.b.i. and the lead agency of the justice department which lie then undermine their
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credibility in the investigation as well so what do you think the consequences are going to be when this is released do you really think this could do you grayle this investigation into russian meddling where to certain it will harm the investigation because again whatever with find people with question why did he use sources that were not proper and you know why did they not want to release the memel so i think it will be a difficult situation for all the parties but it would definitely keep trump busy in. shifting the attention away from the russia case how significant is it to see a sitting u.s. president at odds with his domestic intelligence agency i think it's very important that the president and the very important agency have some kind of working relationship and what we see here is said even there was an agreement that the report will not be released because it has some flaws the president might decide
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this afternoon the opposite so we should wonder why that is section you know a strong emphasis and again shifting the discussion away from the topic and. you know looking at sources and methods father than at the issue at hand but if this information is not accurate as the f.b.i. says and others as democrats say isn't it ok for it comes into the open because it could be disproven pretty quickly well then you know it should be clear that the report is not completely accurate because it uses material that might not have been available to the public in first place and it also seems to. undermine certain sources which have been used. and simplifies a very complex matter are and will have to see what the chips lie at the end of this nicole ranvir from the german council on foreign relations thank you very much . you're watching news still to come facebook users are spending millions of hours
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or less on the site but could that actually be a blessing for the social network christoph we'll have more on that after a short break. and don't forget you can always get your news on the go download around from google play or from the app store that will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can also use it to send us your photos and your videos. business headlines with crystal coming up in one minute stay with us. where i come from we have to fight for a free place i was born and raised in
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a meeting with the painter she protests one to the shadow and if you newspapers with official information as attorneys i have work on the streets of many cantors and their problems are always the same point to social inequality a lack of the freedom of the press and corruption weak on the floor to stay silent when it comes to the fans of the humans and see them right through fools who have decided to put their trust in us. my name is paris and i work with the. china is closing more tunnels under its notorious firewall starting today individuals and companies must use state approved software only what does it mean
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to businesses and their need to share sensitive data also on the program facebook users are spending millions of dollars less on the site but it could be actually a blessing for the social network and saving the great giant hong kong votes to ban the city's infamous ivory trade. this is a business. the already limited access to the internet in china is getting even more regulator so far one way to bypass the controls has been the use of so-called virtual private networks or v.p.n. now the government is trying to close those tunnels undermining china's government's china's firewall rather beijing is cracking down on the v.p.n. use forcing businesses to use state approved software only to share sensitive data between their locations. if you're in china trying to skype chat with colleagues in the u.s. think again what about surfing google or using twitter and facebook sorry game over
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the chinese government is banning all virtual private networks or v.p.n. this these services help users to bypass online censorship but businesses also use them to move their data securely in an effort to come fears the government has assured foreign companies doing business there that they can still access the internet using state approved portals. many firms a nervous about exposing their data to the chinese. this impact safety that's because governments telecom companies just provide a channel a network they can't see any content on the network related to your company for businesses that follow chinese laws and regulations this is guaranteed constitution stipulates that citizens have freedom to communicate and that corporate communications will be protected with. previously however comes at
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a cost many small and mid-sized companies are troubled by the usage fees for the state own software well over one thousand euros a month experts say that's more than smaller businesses will be able to shoulder in the long run. talk some more about the impact of this move he's the head of the german economic institute a private economic research institution welcome to the program michael before we get into the nitty gritty out want you to explain to me why is it so important for a company to have access to virtual private networks what is what is being done there is a very simple reason they want to have secure channels for data and information along their value chain which is globalized and if you're sitting around the world you need this time in real time connection and the need is time connection with data security data serenity and otherwise couldn't work in the way they have learned it in the past now beijing is saying well you can still share information
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from one place to the other but through our network. what has been the reaction to that i think the idea of the chinese government is quite quite clear they want to have access to the data or access to the information they're very. risk averse to see that there could be something on the veil of ignorance they couldn't explain they couldn't really is. because they are they have the idea that people should not do it outside the state activity and if you see for example of the the reluctance to accept civil society activity if you have a pride people from outside they're a part of the international network are part of the home base and they want to be connected in real time then it won't work if you want to have the total security and they the access to all this was the chinese government makes clear once again
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that they want to have total civilians and security on the political talk is that is the chinese attitude but what has been the reaction has been from companies that you're in touch with or the big companies will be able to look for other solutions as their own networks there are a lot of capital to to look for research and for a new solutions but i thought this is all it is not his own networks were forbidden now about but there are a lot of ways i'm not an i.t. expert but i've heard they're even more room to organize some special channels but it's the most important part of small medium sized companies that have to pay for it have to pay for the chinese system and the same pay they have to pay and they have no security and so when she on the data so that's the problem they have so i think this is a split up between the very big firms globalized and the smaller trying to get access to china and michael finally the mood among foreign businesses in china has been tear deteriorating i mean there's been ongoing complains about hurdles about interference is there any cation any indication of some company's business is
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leaving china giving up the market doesn't really leaving china it's a big market one point four billion people it's quite clear on the other hand we heard more and more information that the that the companies are more a lot more reluctant in going with news technology to china for example to produce there and you shouldn't forget china always is on the basis on the. dictatorship it's not a market economy and the struggle they have in w two ill. to ask for them a market economy status has something to the birth of western will not give this it's appropriate and we see a new nother proof on that michael hunter president of the german economic institute thank you so much for your insight this morning. it's being hailed as a landmark vote by conservationists after china now hong kong is banning the sale of ivory it's one of the biggest markets in the world and has direct links to commercial scale elephant poaching in africa potentially a big step to save the great giants. a colorful
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crowd of anti ivory protesters had gathered outside to welcome the decision under the new law the maximum penalty for selling ivory is ten million hong kong dollars around one million euros on top of that the offense carries ten years in prison. the world wide fund for nature welcomed the vote but said that the fight doesn't stop with the legislation this was showed to come in dark hong kong government to all sponsored by the african elephants one of these needed makes is a step up the enforcement to make sure that there would no longer be and the eco trade into hong kong or through hong kong and what we want. to happen is that the commercial bank in the free trade would spread to other asian countries the ivory market in hong kong is one of the biggest
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in the world despite attempts to control the illegal ivory trade there is evidence hong kong's market has direct links to large scale elephant poaching in africa wild aid a nongovernmental conservation group estimates up to thirty thousand elephants are killed illegally every year. on cons always mean a thing illegal wildlife very specifically. illegal ivory trade anyway why does a man here. legal i read. it in illegal trade that's what's been happening for years and it happening like that. but as one market closes traders in illegal ivory will search for a new marketplace and last november the trumpet ministration reversed a ban on the import of ivory to the united states. facebook says it is focusing 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
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point three billion dollars the results beat market expectations but in an initial reaction 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 on the firm 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. zuckerberg is 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
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spooked by changes in the social network but they're showing faith in the company's leaders to keep using gaged at least for for now. all right let's look into the story some more with our markets man then your call burston in buy and frank for daniel facebook shares dropped sharply after the news that people spend less time on the site and co-founder mark zuckerberg saying we want to make sure people stime on facebook as well spend what does that mean. isn't it interesting that they want to make sure they don't want to let people decide they want to make sure that their time is being very were spent but i guess that's another topic they want to go back to their roots crystal that's at least what they are saying they want again more social interacting on the platform less feeds from newspapers but also for example from us here at the w it's supposed to be more again of our connecting with family with friends and of course they're not doing this because they don't want to
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send any more spam to us it's because they want to make more money with it. they nickel purporting from the frankfurt stock exchange there now tens of thousands of germany's industrial workers have begun a second day of twenty four hours strikes over pay and working hours the sectors union is threatening full scale industrial action if employers don't give it what it wants the demands being a six percent wage increase as well as a twenty eight hour week for workers taking care of a child or a relative and that's a demand companies have rejected they say and they'll only consider it if they can increase hours if necessary the union has been picketing companies like ford since wednesday. and you can find more on this and many of the topics on our social media feeds for now thanks for watching i'll be back here with a fresh update in tacos. and
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. she doesn't know if her daughter is alive or dead. one of many.
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who lost their children to i guess. why do so many young chechens join the islamism . leaving parents caught between hope and fear. not knowing if they'll ever see their sons or daughters again. next d.w. . enter the conflict zone after many delays kosovo has a new rule crimes courts for many people want to see it scrapped before it's even up and running all this is landed up on the desk of the prime minister robert charedi knight who is my guest the west has told you mr cool she stalks he can pretty much forget about joining nato police here what's he going to do. in sixty minutes. the scars on some of the pain still tangible.
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influx. to cities edge but. they have survived but today also have a future. i really understand people who say they don't want to stay here. but i also admire people who want to stay here and who decided to create something new in peace time what needs to happen if tolerance and reconciliation are to stand a chance darkness city after more starting march tenth on t.w. . hello
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and welcome to focus on europe i'm michelle henery good to have you with us one of the biggest challenges europe has faced in recent years. yours is the refugee crisis since twenty fifteen more than a million refugees have settled here in germany the debate over how to integrate the new arrivals is one of the key sticking points in forming a new german government more than four months after the election integrating people from foreign countries who don't share a common history traditions or even a language can be difficult germany's government has been working to introduce programs for new arrivals to learn german and all about the country yet there's one group they're struggling to reach refugee women we spoke to two defined out more about the hurdles they face and acclimating to their new home. happy baby from afghanistan has a secret. i can't write my first or last name and the. time
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and also barely knows how to read and write like that i went to school for two years then i worked as a hairdresser and then i was a housewife. and climbin are among the female refugees who have an especially hard time integrating into life in germany. is a twenty three year old iraqi kurds she married at fourteen now she her husband and their three school aged children are living in a refugee hostel in cologne they mainly keep to themselves. i don't have any german friends i only know one person from spain i'd like to make german friends but i've never had the chance that. also has little contact with germans she's only got to know one gemma woman at the refugee hostel. we've been friends with her for a year when we have problems or get letters from the authorities she helps us then
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we make an appointment my daughter meets her and brings the letters a lot and when we have to go to the job center she goes with us. through what the mo she helps us a lot and we're very grateful to her. make one i am as good as a horse on here in germany happy baby and her children still feel like they're outsiders looking in the forty four year old widow who lives in her own cultural bubble and has little contact with german society. one of the ways germany is trying to reach out to women like happy banks is by offering what it calls the low threshold literacy courses. i've. via avoid. we want to help these with. men get out of their homes and get to know the area they live in to learn german need other women to have contact with others
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and move around freely. the courses are being offered by the federal office for migration and refugees it's a first step but experts say more needs to be done. it's not enough to integrate these newcomers into german society you have to focus on the children and for that you need the mothers to. see if you many of the immigrants who are coming to us now will have in the past. the fathers are like the ancient roman part of amelia the head of the family who calls the shots and often keeps his wife in the background off your phone and remember every of your career outs are these women through the low threshold literacy courses and it be very helpful if these thought patterns change too but let's not kid ourselves that's not going to change overnight or it's a lengthy process and these courses contribute to that what is a caused. by talk that's why there have been give yesterday we practice the
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dialogue note. oh. i think every million refugees have come to germany since twenty fifteen last year the government tripled funding for low threshold literacy courses to more than two million euros a year but that's just enough to give women a basic introduction to the new country many women never get beyond that that was long the case with qwest and rita occurred who came to germany seventeen years ago with her husband and two sons her husband didn't want to attend an integration course but question was determined to end the isolation she learned german and now helps other women immigrants she says many feel self-conscious and overwhelmed. some women don't want to because they're busy with their kids or have no desire to learn. how many women who've been here a long time can understand german want to buy and even speak
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a little they're just afraid to vote in this fashion. it took a lot of courage for queston to integrate into german society she sought help from carrie teller essential service organization but experts say that more women to follow her lead germany must actively promote policies that combat patry arkell views the us verb to call is that will lead to conflicts with the family values practiced at home. the state should stand firm and be willing to make demands on parents and even on children so kinda the goal has to be achieving a reasonable level of assimilation into our civil society is a sure fire in taking out. employee crowd helping women could be key to achieving this goal because caiman have bt and others like him want to make a life for themselves and their children in gemini. mabel's as known for its one fired pizza stunning sea front and for the camorra one
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of the oldest and largest criminal networks in italy in places like the suburb of carvalho where many young people are on able to find jobs they seek them out around two thousand people were slim protested in naples against a state of violent attacks by gangs of youths led by so-called baby bosses who ruled the streets with extreme brutality our reporter met with a former gang member who was helping local young people big better choices by using something else naples is known for football. this football pitches bruno mars is pride and joy he's been coaching local children here for years and instilling in them values like teamwork and respect. the city of cairo is part of the naples metropolitan area it's long been struggling with high unemployment violence and drugs. the children see
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a lot of this at home they see their father's packaging of drugs in the living room table for sale in the streets. bruno wants to provide young people in the area with hope for a better alternative. this little container serves as his office. bruno used to sell drugs himself he was convicted and spent eleven years behind bars his brother died of an overdose he'd like to spare the children here the same fate it's a challenge at night local junkies hang out on the football pitch. every morning i have to go around collecting you syringes so that we can practice here there's no one else here to clean up. the syringes could be infected so i have to get them away from the children. what you got i mean the bad bruno's football club
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isn't enough to ensure these kids will have a better future much more is needed to counter the matthews hold on the area. this is. we need a master plan for this district above all we need proper jobs for young people it's the only way to keep them away from organized crime the root of our problem is lack of work. these problems have sparked massive protests in the area violence has become commonplace at this metro station a fifteen year old was badly beaten by a group of teenagers who wanted his mobile phone and pocket money. youth unemployment is over fifty percent in one post and the surrounding area prospects of bleak for young people here making them easy prey for the camorra the local mafia style crime syndicate the baby gangs and baby bosses are getting younger and
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younger and ever more brutal. father alexander talley works in a troubled district of central naples he's shocked by the ruthless violence of many young people here. read this as these young people are responsible for a new crime wave because they arrive on motorbikes and shoot around wildly even during the daytime they're terrorizing people. there's a small memorial outside his church for a local boy jenny was just seventeen when he was shot dead on his way home from school by a baby boss that was over two years ago rena remembers the outrage that followed the public demonstrations on the promises made by politicians but nothing has changed. in the poor neighborhoods of van or drug dealing continues as before the police avoid setting foot in the area. mobsters rule the streets. drug
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addicts are everywhere but they come from all over the region to make their purchases. the children of kind of on a gather at bruno's football camp no matter how difficult life may be at home here the children find a sense of belonging. twenty three year old luigi is one of bruno success stories he spent years playing in bruno's football club and learned that there are alternatives to fast cash and dealing drugs. on the one i got to the obvious about that when bruno got out of jail he approached many of the kids in our neighborhood. joining a team doing something good something right had an impact on me when i was little given all the love they gave me the strength to walk away from organized crime that it's out of those that are. out of that world. today it's in a local supermarket he plans to stay in colorado to show other young people that
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there are alternatives to crime and violence. stories like this give bruno strength one day he hopes his neighborhood will be known for more than just the camorra and crime. bruno's efforts are admirable we wish him luck until only very recently istanbul was known for its nightlife but ballack will say its party days are numbered after hefty taxes an alcohol were imposed by the conservative government even a beer or a glass of the national drink rocky has become much more expensive but there's the turks are getting creative as our correspondent in istanbul reports. well the description might be the smallest brewery in istanbul once a month of course not just a man brews up a batch of beer hang on to the ingredients mulch east online that's where he got
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the recipe to. couple its enormous what was that it just add water and stir in the sun. and after a few weeks of femen taishan the bear is ready to drink. it better and i'm sad i'm mainly doing this to save money alcohol has become so expensive in turkey the taxes have been increased along time over the years and alcohol has become unaffordable. and i get my home broadband cost me a quarter of what i pay in the shops the hotels. just a few years ago istanbul was known for its nightlife. but the islamic conservative a k.p. government seemingly wants to put an end to that shops and no longer permitted to sell alcohol after ten pm. advertising alcohol is forbidden and for
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many turks high taxes have made it a luxury. both chill you owns a bar in istanbul he says many other bar owners have already given up three customers can't afford the high prices like loss of a nice flavor to rocky a local favorite costs about two to three times what it did just a few years ago and. it's getting worse they raise taxes twice a year. they've just been raised again. i think the authorities are trying to shut down bars and clubs or maybe it's a religious thing i have no idea. the government says that tax hikes have nothing to do with religion but president red jump time and one has promoted a non alcoholic beverage as if to make
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a big a statement was ok no matter what others say national drink is iran and i drink to that there is a very good. i. i . in istanbul district home to many conservative muslims there are no complaints about the high price of alcohol. all see as i'm for a total ban nobody should drink it's harmful john that you have just been to the mosque i don't drink because islam forbids it but everyone should decide for themselves she literally dark that's had the opposite because i think there should be more bad just to protect our children get them set up that it should be totally prohibited look at the. bar at car show no disagrees he left his bottom. and he's convinced his temple will lose much of its cosmopolitan flair
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if authorities keep making life not about owners like himself. but this land demand and his friends also don't want the government telling them what to drink and to that they'll raise a glass of that only home brew. years of all the possible. from no other country has so many fighters joined the so-called islamic state as from russia most came from the russian autonomous republic of chechnya in the north caucasus recruits from this region are said to be held in high esteem by us because they are battle hardened and decades of fighting for autonomy from russia many of these chechen of the miss took their wives and children with them to syria now the time of the i assume to be over their relatives back home anxiously await their return. the collapse case south of grozny a typical chechen town everyone knows and helps one another in spite of the high
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walls. but there's one thing the neighbors don't like to talk about their missing children. petit martin her mother too has kept silent for four long years but now she's broken that silence to talk about selena her beloved daughter. celina followed her husband rossland who went off to syria to fight with the so-called islamic state. yes. he took selina and their three children with him. i know he'll never come back because he was killed in march last year he won yet. we needed a new thing since then she says she hasn't heard anything from her daughter. selina is one of hundreds of chechens who left their homes to join the i.r.s. after the war in syria broke out. nearly all of them are listed as missing their
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children to. their mother shows these photos in the desperate hope their children might see them and let them know that they're alive. here at the march house and saw and granddaughter a looking at photos of the lena. world and so also follow the terrorists call and go to syria the way his sister did. you know i won't let them recruit me. i have a mind of my old and i don't listen to what the others are saying. go on record. betty mouth's alarm of or hasn't given up hope of seeing her daughter again one day she shows us the clothes she bought for her three grandchildren in syria and then she shows us this picture. i took this photo of
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myself in syria just. going to live here on december twenty fourth petty much succeeded in contacting her daughter through intermediaries in turkey. spend several weeks on the road finally arriving in the city of man in northern syria. she had no way of knowing for sure if she would ever reach our destination or see her daughter. eventually the i.r.s. allowed her to spend four days. as with her daughter she wasn't permitted to take selena or her grandchildren back to chechnya. and other local mothers have started a self-help group it already has more than eight hundred members one of them is so remote ga ga over the mother of her took petty daughter to syria. where. my daughter was very a bt and she did everything her husband ordered her to.
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mother partly to blame for your daughter's disappearance. i swear to you know. to be honest it all happened according to a higher will the will of allah so this had to be that's what i believe. over and over in chechnya we're told that religious faith was one of the primary factors that allowed the i.a.s. to recruit young people here young people who often paid with their lives. many mothers of missing children come to the airport in grozny to wait and i hope. that if you say i'm here quite often. and. what do i have to do at home i must look for my daughter and. now that russia has declared the defeat of islamic state groups of chechens are slowly being sent back from syria and iraq. keeps hoping that her daughters alina is still
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alive and that one day she too will return. growing older can bring wisdom and feelings of content but it can also mean loneliness and isolation a spouses and friends die or move away in sweden we're going to use as a speed dating club for seniors say it doesn't have to be that way in as little as seven minutes you're in luck or at least your saturday night staying home alone watching t.v. could all change. i go oh hello everybody hello you may talk for seven minutes starting now i'll set the egg timer. set up. these men and women have come to the senior center this afternoon to make some new friends. they've just got seven minutes to get acquainted speed dating is have to
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put their best foot forward as fast as they can and get a first impression of the person they're talking to you. is this person my time or not so much seven minute live it means that there's no time for shyness you have to plunge right in. most of them quickly see people chatting away you hope they might get together again and do something fun. that's our goal. if that's what we want. time's up. more than a few were surprised at how much they had to say more of who really was quite easy to get talking to used i'm nothing like i thought it would be. it was wonderful. for the next round to change partners speed
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dating keeps you on your toes. oh there's a snacks to all the conversation works up an appetite. and how it might sound after a certain age it's not that easy to make new friends. it's hard to break into existing social circles where everyone already has their friends very or do you walk so it. can be a problem how are you supposed to find a male partner especially one that doesn't just want you to cook for him i'm not a star this. but most of the mediators here aren't looking for romance they'd be happy to find some new friends. slowly but steadily the pace picks up with no time to waste the conversations get more and more animated some of the seniors seem a bit out of practice. after national after my wife died i lost all of our friends
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and there were a few who said they'd be in touch but nothing ever happened. the speed dating gets together is held once a month including. i mean it's a pallet in southern stockholm. purgative in blood and her friends organized the meetings. they met each other at one. point on how was it going but it. is. very nice i've only been twice they found that i got the. these ladies as part of the deal. to cut the benefits. they meet up often these days it helps keep their spirits up they say. everyone here has already lost members of their family and the memories can weigh heavily on them. on normal good for some of my friends
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and acquaintances died much too ernie mcginty. it's very sad i've been feeling pretty lonely so it says i'm pinning my hopes on these meetings. i believe in them. shared hobbies and interests can help bridge the gap the key to successful speed dating is quickly figuring out what you might have in common. you didn't see a sample of it was very nice we found out he's interested in electronics and i am too yes my telephone number is zero seven zero for. her to exchange phone numbers. there's three dating experience is off to a promising start. with any luck it will be the beginning of a new friendship. speed
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and the rest you guys have to be poor and die it allows individuals to discover their humanity they have to learn a new meaning for life and new things to do that's a social revolution and hopefully we can move too slowly. this is deja vu news live from berlin a life suspensions reversed for dozens of olympic athletes accused of doping russian competitors have their a limp like time fans were both by
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a sports arbitration court but it is unclear if they'll be allowed to take part in next week's winter games also coming up the head of the f.b.i. clashes with the white house over a controversial memo due to be released today republicans say the document shows antitrust bias in the justice department democrats say it's been doctored in getting ready for takeoff german astronaut alexander keris goes through the final preparations for its next missing mission into space a reporter see how he's coming along before he blasts off. some of the good to have you with us more than two dozen russian athletes have successfully overturned lifetime a limping bans for doping offenses the court of arbitration for sport and note the sanctions a move condemned by the international olympic committee and it's still uncertain if
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today's ruling will allow the russians to compete in the winter games they start next week the russian doping scandal has dominated the sporting headlines for almost two years after an investigation into state sponsored doping the international olympic committee banned a host of russian athletes from the olympics. forty two athletes took their case to the court of arbitration for sport thirty nine had their appeals up held on thursday. the cas arbitrators unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the hour you see in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case cas overturned the bands of twenty eight athletes due to insufficient evidence that doping violations were committed. this does not mean that these twenty eight actually saw the clear innocence but in their case due to insufficient evidence the appeals held the sanctions and old and their
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individual results achieved in such reinstated. cast clear those athletes to take part in the winter games which start next week but the i.o.c. said they would not be automatically allowed to compete the remaining eleven athletes were deemed to have committed doping violations by cas and are ineligible for the olympic games in south korea us they have their lifetime bans revoked. let's talk about the implications of this decision we have a limo talking from day to the sports with us here in studio and our moscow correspondent emily sure when standing by for us good to have you both was with us and we must first to you why were these bans revoked ok so to understand the decision of the court of arbitration of sports we have to find out what their mandate was and they said that from the beginning that our mandate was not to determine if systemic doping took place that we were tasked with finding out if
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individual athletes had doped and upon investigating or sexing all the evidence and information they came across the conclusion that the evidence was insufficient for these twenty eight athletes so they saying that collectively it's strong it does show that there's you know a systemic doping but when that evidence for that information was of applied on a case by case basis it just wasn't enough to to show that these these individual athletes had committed a violation so these twenty eight athletes will they compete in the winter games both things are just going to get very complicated from here on because these twenty eight some of these at twenty eight athletes have retired those remaining of course they can apply for entry to the games but this is where the problem comes in it because it gets very tricky because the i.o.c. needs to approve if they can participate and the i.c. i.o.c. is of course now put in a very difficult position where they have to they have these athletes saying to them hey i dare you to not allow me to participate after cast the biggest voice in
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sports you know that you know validated you know gave me the green light to participate so if you're the i.o.c. what do you do now do you follow your own stance or do you go with the cast said so this puts the i.o.c. in a difficult position and really let's come to you know what is the reaction been there in moscow. well this is of course kind of a victory for the russian side and the reactions today show that the head of the russian olympic committee addicks on the duke of call this decision fair he said that he was happy that the names of these athletes have been cleared now and the kremlin spokesman. said that this shows that appealing these decisions can work and that russia must continue to protect its athletes including using legal measures so it seems that the russian side is encouraged and wants to continue to protect their athletes and that was also shown today by a reaction from the deputy prime minister of italian would go who of course was
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minister of sports during the sochi olympics and he said that the eleven athletes who aren't permitted to take part in these upcoming olympic games that russia plans to appeal each of those decisions as well so somewhat of a victory here for russia and in the cut an encouraging sign for their athletes and how does this play into russia's hands. well of course this plays into the russian narrative in a way russian officials here have always denied including the president himself that there is the state sponsored doping program and yes of course as alema said you know that these cases have to be checked case by case and in in a way this doesn't reflect on the overall doping decision but of course this decision uses the cas use it used the same witnesses to decide so they used richard mclaren and or chunk of those are the fundamental witnesses in the doping case
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overall against russia so in a way this does somewhat undermine the overall decision against russia at least that's the way it's seen here all along after all the russians have said that this is a decision this decision to only allow russian athletes to compete under a neutral five and so on that this decision is much more political than to do with sports russians see it as an overall narrative and overall western campaign excuse me and overall western anti russian campaign that involves sanctions as well and people here think that it hasn't been based on enough evidence so calling into question those fundamental witnesses really kind of calls into question the whole case from the russian point of view so aleem of this calls into question the whole doping case against russia where does this leave the i.o.c. . has reacted not very happy about the cast the situation that they are holding
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from they're holding their ground that's quite surprising and they all give for example but hey look the eleven athletes that we have banned that is evidence that systemic manipulation of dick take place and they saying that just because cas lifted the ban doesn't mean that we're going to invite these past now to the games and they've also gone as far as saying that they might appeal this decision and take it to the swiss federal tribunals but of course with eight days to go to the games it's going to be very tough to get anything out of that or to limit the talkie from sports and with emily sherman sure and with us from moscow thank you both very much for your analysis. now to some other stories making news around the world north korean athletes have arrived in south korea for the games of a delegation landing today including ten skiers and speed skaters a squad of north korean female ice hockey players are already practicing with their south korean teammates and to unify the olympic team the games kick off on her
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night kenya's high court has ordered the government to end its shutdown of three private t.v. stations the outlets were taken off the air following their coverage of opposition leader self-proclaimed presidential inauguration on tuesday journalist say they have had to sleep in their newsrooms to avoid being arrested outside. eleven people have died after a fire tore through a home for the elderly in northern japan the building's five other residents managed to escape japanese media say the building in the city of sapporo had no sprinkler system the cause of the blaze is not yet now. in the united states the f.b.i. has condemned plans by the white house and house republicans to release a controversial secret memo it alleges misuse of f.b.i. surveillance powers against the trump campaign the agency has contested the accuracy of the document democrats say the release of the memo could undermine investigations into russian election interference is expected to be disclosed later today. this relates to. that we're going to have.
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a quick exchange overheard after donald trump state of the union speech on tuesday night the u.s. president reassures a republican lawmaker that he has every intention of putting out the memo that's polarizing washington. thank you for. the memo was commissioned by devin newness chairman of the republican house intelligence committee and it describes alleges surveillance abuses by f.b.i. and justice department officials looking into possible ties between the truck campaign and russia investigators are accused of failing to disclose that their probe was partly based on research financed by hillary clinton's campaign republicans claim this shows anti trumbo bias at the f.b.i. they're calling for the memo to be released. there may have been milf eason's at the f.b.i. by certain individuals so it is our job in conducting transparent oversight of the
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lead of the executive branch to get to the bottom of that sunshine is the best disinfectant and so what we want is all of this information to come out so that transparency can reign supreme and accountability can occur but the f.b.i. has warned against releasing the dossier in a rare public rebuke we have grave concerns about material admissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy for their part democrats claim the memo cherry picked and i we classified information in an effort to discredit the russian investigators in lead by robert mueller. this is not about the facts this is about a narrative the chairman wants to put out a misleading narrative to undermine the f.b.i. undermine the department and ultimately undermine bob gentleman tensions between the trump white house and investigators has been mounting days ago the f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe quit and now an open confrontation looms between the
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head of america's top domestic intelligence agency and the administration. you're watching the news still to come we catch up with the german astronaut alexander garrett as he goes through the final preparations for its next mission to space. and more than three million syrian refugees are currently living in turkey we visit one family getting vital assistance from the european union but for how much longer . first though accessing the internet is highly restricted in china and it could be getting even tougher. so far one way to bypass the official controls has been the use of so-called virtual private networks or v.p.n. but the government is trying to close those tunnels undermining china's far wall beijing is cracking down on the news forcing businesses to use state approved software only to share sensitive data between their locations. if you are in china
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trying to skype chat with colleagues in the u.s. think again what about surfing google using twitter and facebook sorry. the chinese government is banning all virtual private networks. these services help users to bypass online censorship that businesses also use them to move their data securely in an effort to come fayez the government has assured foreign companies doing business there that they can still access the internet using state approved. many firms a nervous about exposing that data to the chinese. this plane impacts safety that's because government telecom companies just provide a channel a network they can't see any content on the network related to your company for businesses that follow chinese laws and regulations this is guaranteed. that
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citizens have the freedom to communicate and that corporate communications will be protected with. previously however comes at a cost many small and mid-sized companies are troubled by the usage fees for the state software well over one thousand euros a month experts say that's more than smaller businesses will be able to shoulder in the long run. in germany tens of thousands of industrial workers have begun a second day of twenty four hour strikes over pay and working hours the sectors union is threatening full scale industrial action if employers don't give it what it wants the demands being a six percent wage increase as well as a twenty eight hour week for workers taking care of a child or a relative and it's that demand companies have rejected they say only consider it if they can increase hours of necessary the union has been picking companies like ford since wednesday. so germany's industrial workers want more benefits and
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some say there is room for that look at a carmaker dimer for example the company just booked a record net profit for twenty seventeen. standing by the frankfurt stock exchange tell us more of that. yeah chryssavgis in the case also with the men's work unions now also when you talk about are demanding more money and of course when you look at the numbers of that work coming out today those are very promising when you look up out when you talk for example about the orders sales sales quantity and also profit all of this looks at the first glance very good sales was even up with seven percent and they made in total a record number of eleven billion euros but when you take a closer look and that's why experts are telling that there is actually not even that much room and there's also has been giving the share price. pressure this
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morning the company has been dealing with very high costs lately and that's why actually the numbers are also a little bit below. export as we're actually hoping for and then you know numerous other heavyweights have also come out with their latest earnings reports among them and no that's commodities giant shell or software maker microsoft what has been most striking to you. well both are actually very interesting because for example when you talk about the company shale they have been really benefiting with this very high oil price that we have seen already happening during the last weeks and months because of that they are reporting now a plus of thirteen billion u.s. dollars at the same time the company has very high debt now they want to use this surplus to work on their death in the case of microsoft good numbers mostly from the cloud business but microsoft really has some problems because of the tax reform by donald trump lots of they are money is parked outside of the united states
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because of that they have very high capital comes i'm sure and that has been bringing the profit that's a little bit out there gold reporting from different for stock exchange thank you. facebook says it is focusing 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 the results beat market expectations but in an initial reaction facebook shares fell sharply as the company said users were spending less time on the site. if facebook was expecting a thumbs up from investors it wasn't getting on the firm 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
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million hours every day by focusing on meaningful connections oakum unity and business will be stronger over the long term. zuckerberg is confident the social media giants income won't drop because it's finding new ways to advertise on the facebook site and it's instagram investors are easily spooked by changes in the social network that they're showing faith in the company's leaders to keep using gaged or at least for now for now what prices europe have been willing to pay to keep illegal migrants outside its forests so me as more of the question well chris of almost a two years ago with the migration crisis at its height the european union and turkey struck a deal turkey would receive billions to distribute aid to stem the tide so how has that deal turned out for all involved. when the e.u. came up with its plan to reduce the number of people arriving on greece's shores from turkey it decided to offer a large carrot to ankara. it says
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a side three billion euros to help turkey host huge numbers of refugees so far almost one point eight billion euros have been paid out of that fund so where does that money go most of its channeled into humanitarian supporters providing food shelter education and health care but has the deal prevented refugees and migrants traveling at c. in the year before it went into force one peasant one hundred fifty people died or reported missing in the a j and that number was down to sixty two over the past twelve months the drop in fatalities is down to a huge fall in the number of irregular crossings from turkey in the year before the deal an average of two thousand seven hundred refugees the migrants were arriving on the greek islands every day since the deal that numbers dropped to an average of eighty one another cornerstone of the agreement was to settle syrian refugees
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across the e.u. and show there's a safe legal route to europe. since the deal went into force just over eleven thousand seven hundred syrians have been resettled in the e.u. from turkey almost three thousand eight hundred of them have been taken in by germany were all turkey still hosts well over three million refugees from syria more than a third of them receive a directly from the e.u. funneled through debit cards the scheme gives them access to a fixed sum of money per month but with the program's end date looming those dependent on it worry once again about the future. shopping at her local supermarket it's a special moment for her a refugee from syria. finally she can afford the basic necessities needed for her and her family and of death of the and getting sugar vegetables cooking oil and
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diapers for the children that's what i usually buy here. the money comes from the european union one hundred fifty euros are transferred to a special debit card every month twenty five euros per person for her her husband and their four children it's not much but it's enough to cover the rent and provide enough food for the first half of the month. the family fled aleppo two and a half years ago as the syrian government and rebels battle for control of the city . friends who stayed behind told them their home was destroyed in the fighting. an element of of the homeless there i ran away for the sake of my oldest son one day an aircraft attacked us in aleppo and he hid in the closet instead of running outside he was that scared for. i don't want to go back there. but at the cupboard door. the family of six now lives in an abandoned shop on the outskirts
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of guardian tep in southwest turkey they don't receive any financial support from the turkish government and before the e.u. funding the family had to borrow money from friends and neighbors. right on the. thirtieth. the debit card really helps us before we were always in debt. now we can pay our rent electricity and water bills we can have a better life. who does husband who didn't want to be filmed could only find work as a junk collector but it's not a reliable source of income. their eldest son ten year old mohammed works in a shoe shop to bring in some extra money. more than three hundred thousand syrians have fled to tap in the surrounding area since the beginning of the war it's home to some of the most impoverished refugees nearly one in two receives financial aid
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from the european union were using demographic criteria right now to identify the most vulnerable families that includes things like whether you have a disabled member or whether you have an elderly member of the number of kids that you have in your family as a humanitarian donor we are needs based organization that responds to emergencies so we are absolutely ready to respond if and when needed. the e.u. support programs are only shared jewel to run until the end of the year european leaders now have to decide whether or not to extend them. hopes they will for the sake of muhammad come spring when her husband begins to earn more money he'll finally get to start school. and then i thought after that he'll go to work until the end of this month then we'll send him to school so he can learn turkish he isn't very good at it yet. nine hundred eleven there.
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i want to go to school more often. huda hopes she and her family will have a future here in turkey but that depends on whether the european union continues to support them. now german astronaut alexander guest is going through the final preparations for his next mission to space at the end of april he'll embark on the horizons mission to the international space station it will be his second time aboard the i assess and he'll be taking charge of the orbital lab for half a year davies yuri or shadow caught up with guess that star city the russian space training south of moscow. these spacesuits aren't full lightweights invented the scales at around ten kilograms each once in space and ensure that alexander guest and his crew mates sergei prokofiev and syriana and chancellor can survive in a vacuum which it will be the first time a guest it will serve as commander on the international space station is not mine
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there are much of it this is the same space suit i wore when i landed last time you can still see traces of sort for my exit from the capsule i'm one of the few what he was allowed to train in my own space suit i'll get a new one for the next flight it's tailor made for me and ready to go. from the right. this is the view and xander guest had on his first space flight. in twenty fourteen of the in geophysicist became the thirty german to fly to the international space station during his next mission horizons the crew will conduct about eighty experiments some a new others guest performed on his first flight. this fits in with his own it'll be a little like coming home and i have spent around six months of my life there and have nice memories from the last time i'm really looking forward to this because it off for. the training center in the so called the star city near moscow is steeped
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in history generations of cosmonauts and quite a few astronauts who went back to tear star city this once top secret town was built during the space race between the u.s. and to this union a trip to star city today is a journey of the past the present and the future of space exploration. the immediate future elf space research belongs to these three astronauts to ensure their flight on the sixth of june goes smoothly but they're doing takeoff blending and docking exercises in the reconstruction of their original so you space tops. the ground control staff has installed some system failures to simulate up to twelve breakdowns a date. any one of them could be fatal if undetected and left on result that's why the astronauts say this face of the training is the most difficult demanding intense concentration and threat decision making capacity.
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by some. we know this involves more of a risk than traveling by train. but we're not flying this mission just for fun it's for scientific experiments. we're doing space research for the greater good and that's why i'm prepared to take this higher risk. sequence again. forty is off to the first spaceflight but a german alexander guest will be the first german come under on the international space station. the horizons mission will take off from the by canoe a space launch facility in southern kazakhstan the base summer. and a reminder now of our top story at this hour a sports court has overturned lifetime bans on dozen of the russian olympic athletes accused of doping the international olympic committee warns the ruling
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could harm the future fight against doping it's uncertain if the athletes can compete in the winter games that kick off next week. thanks for watching. enter the conflict zone after many delays kosovo has a new book crimes court for the many people want to see
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a scrap so for it's even tougher than running over says landed up on the desk of the prime minister rudd daemonic who is my guest the worst is told a list of cool she stalks he can pretty much forget about joining nato for the new what's he going to do. d.w. . distinctive sumptuous come from. the business of creation a place that. there was magic in the twenty years ago. now the world's not just design she went to spectate house and. played many of his famous friends in attendance cuts. looming it's going to get him sixty minutes on t.w. . but dortmund shell good like say the biggest favor team sleeve got all the best goals we've got all the action the team doubles is the
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home of german football shared experience every match. just like on the weekend here on t w. o truck bombs on some good. fortune to such a question escalates coach no longer in the first close. the extent of the. technological. massacres. february third w.r. . it's ten years since kosovo to clear the independence almost twenty since the end of the war here after many delays kosovo has a new war crimes court but many people want to see it scrapped before it's even up
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and running all this has landed up on the desk of the prime minister robert shire i deny this my guest here in the west has told him that if the courts are stopped he could pretty much forget about joining nato or the e.u. what's he going to do. welcome to come to thank you thank you. in twenty fifteen because of the greed of the so-called specialist chambers of the set up in the hague to try war crimes. crimes relating to the conflict in kosovo now some politicians here want to scrap that cools before it's even started is it going to go ahead or quarter exist it's
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created the volatility in parliament and it's a member and be involved in the idea of ten pieces today to two procedures related to that core but it's not in the level of stopping the court. really there goes forty three and peter signed a petition to stop the call or it's even start the court itself it's eighty votes it's two thirds it's a man men of our constitution have agreed in that it's a law and proceedings proceedings of the court that then please initiate in a brigade in the idea go amendment the law the law there used to load but it on trees the level of stop in the court itself so the court will go to court exists court is created to show a man once and it is not in question you had a joint statement it was a joint statement generally of the four by germany britain italy france the us all
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that any move to stop this court would risk everything that cos of a has achieved anyone who supports this they said would be rejecting possible as partnership with other countries including possible integration into the e.u. and later so the stakes here are very high on them and they are they are the are of a row that score so in fact satisfied in the past its obligation towards international and national role so there is no doubt that kosovo will continue and will stay committed to such as why it's a big asian towards national and international law well not if you try to amend the way the livery the peace initiative that exists in the parliament as i stated it's not a decision it's a measure of m.p.'s i know it's an initiative but the point is. we're not it looks now it looks not really it's no good going. one of your newspapers called is the
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most serious and dramatic clash between the highest state institutions of course ago and the west it describes the attempts against the war as a signal to make within the realms of the cost of leadership panicking about the school. personally. it is a concern related to the court in number of people here and they consider their. unjust as a as an institution of low that does only selected a less crime and not all everything what's happened here in the past but no fear no personal fear no other fear the e.u. representative has said this is not biased because this is not a cool that is restricted to one or the other she's made that quite clear is no bias this is not an unfair or your president has said this is historically unfair
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court don't we hear of you hear from the front experts more expert nationals and internationals. last opportunity to treat everything in a way of their less crimes and to satisfy the right of all victims unless so as this is source there were reports of and be in the past the european m.p. parliamentarian the market it's focused mainly on the particular events of the thought of the past so suppose that it's only clear directed towards the former k.l.a. people well the says it isn't there's not there's no restriction on that represent it is not restricted to anything i can not argue mandates for there be hear from different experts that in fact that's the case if this is ethnically orient. if
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only you were invited to quit it twice believe me if the new court summons you yes you will yes your brother warned in december that former members of the cause of the liberation army would intervene to prevent any arrests that may be with the court he said there is no ok a fighter that will not join in to help stop rests this is not true this is not his statement he did say it will really activate the feelings of the in fact all the courts in balkans or all the tribes there was not there or only the idea of such as why the right of victims or the rule of law but it was the idea of peace so this continued i would say hunt after former lead the feelings of the feelings of liberation the feeling of sacrifice of the past will be reactivated in our society but he did he was quoted as saying there is look a l a fighter that
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will generally stop and that's not that's not true might be a translation mistake always encouraging people to resist knows no sir only here he did i do believe that the fact that the former care lay people are back in trials after twenty years of the war with a reactive a the feeling of the times of care they are of the who are in the period of our lives that they need a sustainable peace we need that's a forgiveness not to forget but of for go and the look future so this brings us back in the past in a way this is true isn't justice will couldn't get justice always be offered ourself to a justice do in the time of united nation administration here for eight years if the people are for we were slowly and to elect so three institutions of international day of rule of law treated by justice here so this is the force of those. that you do limitation it will be agreed is that it is the fourth time this
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creates from kosovo an exception from in a country that boors a victim during the conflict but you know why you want to take the cause of others and other people to their pain don't you. it could happen same here because internationally this president here with all the legal experts with every inch of conservative judicial corruption which they side with witness intimidation both of those are the reasons for why the court is going to go there and then they decided for this court to be out of course so this is this is this was their arguments and the same time they justify it. but in the same time internationally there has been a sprog ram that is not related to kosovo institution plus they have judges and prosecutors that couldn't be caught out just for the fact of the trial in course all so in the past fifty tried people in their own countries from the hague
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a panel of judges went to build a vent to have to judge people and people here have no faith in the judicial system in the twenty seventeen report that because of a democratic institute in the possible association reported that people rate the justice system as the least trusted of the institutions it's a pretty shameful it is there is a lot. of quality of rouble for here as a young nation young democracy war who harper strengthen our institutions of rule of law in fact we didn't offer to judge our solve course of our citizens we offered international judges and prosecutors put to trial people but to do it in the country but just this week the e.u. representatives spoke about high level corruption cases here she said the fact that so many of these cases. is indeed without sentences or complications suggested that
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your track record was that good enough to get visa liberalization which is something you so much want from the. true corruption and the situation on fighting corruption it's not though. somehow the poor the how much we have gone but we are aware of our challenges as society in fact these are liberalisation it is not the only reward to politicians it's a war to those that are suffering the your europe we belong to iraq our destiny is your of so i think punishing politicians or elites or ride but punishing a society and citizens those who have right over the years let's just talk about witness intimidation over the years one official after the has complained about the massive intimidation with this is from possible some have been killed some
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political suicide before they could give evidence the former prosecutor of the international can move tribunal for the for me the slavia color don't want it said that witnesses from possible were so afraid and intimidated that they even feared to talk about the charolais presence in some areas not to mention actual crimes those willing to testify had to be transferred to other countries with their entire families. why there's so much intimidation possible in fact event through a trial i myself twice first and retry of at nationals being listed from the prosecutor. president corps. prosecutor says ramish declared in both day that no intimidation not interference and normal business is in hire the nice case was the top to president in calling the appeal court spoke of serious
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with this intimidation. no sir stated this in belgrade front of everybody in me that in the notes case there was no record of any intimidation or interference or any. blockage that somebody shows a board and presents all gary busey according to the new york times eighteen people have eighteen witnesses had to be subpoenaed because they refused to appear all the others inside the courtroom said houlihan who testified that major debt to test venue a child was furnished in charge of the prosecution of peace in the hague was says ramos he stated that they got that prosecutor who was sitting in front of the stated there's an unfortunate media and not only media many are sources sconce of them from both great bogeyed has an agenda when it comes to kosovo the split
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through the war it continues this reality still today but the person who they are his statements or president and everybody can find where they are and what did the state why was this vote intimidation is taking place in the number of trial as you say but. at the sawyer i'm quoting the prosecutor yes yes but i am putting one call adult on to. ponder lost the case but he didn't follow it the only person competent to spoken my case is search drama and i'm not talking just about you listen to him out of the cases as we. why has this been to imitation look been investigated when. it's a little bit of a. similar story than today that issue was in the hands of internationals as it's the day to day lives of innocence yes it's not up to the government is it just if they get the justice just they did know that the new court wanted to be in the
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hague because they wanted to and the program exclusivities of their own you could have spoken out against witnesses you could have said this has to stop who you know he was indicted and you know when you were first granted when you were first and when i vent i received then and died then i did something that dignitary does next morning i was in haiti voluntarily i face trial for eight years i serve the justice for eighteen years to clean my name so this is my duty and i did it in twenty sixteen charles the way a prosecutor filii you. said witnesses would be intimidated by a senior politicians to change their stories in some cases he said names are protected with this is have actually been revealed in social media including facebook again no one has been prosecuted but the then who should be going to bid for their mission in the name who the politician to the verse requests and old because to speak on general is difficult not only for me but for everybody still
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not worth investigating them if this is still going on if you never see their former report or something or many people states what they think is right or stayed near to dangers or you will x. stating how things went wrong in your legs it's european rule of all measure so we keep doing what is it our homework i keep doing this of my what's my own war amounted to an evasion there selfies it's governance it's rule of law and a cohesive society i work for a sustainable peace here and this is my job and justice to justice the rule of law and justice i started where all and will witness it's at least of course law that's the rule of law and happens. when you have a. liver or whatever i have a sponsor there i'm able to deliver and we have of course or people do you still share the feeling that the kosovo war and the war carried out.
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was pure. as your president. the liberation it was not a choice we didn't have a choice our lives was threatened half of our population was this place we defended our own lives and the fighting for our freedom i believe in the us i'm very proud of my role in that where some of the seriously nations internationally. that your site was accused of as well as the allegation americanization are one thing courts what they say it's important people have been sentenced for war crimes we will say whenever this happened this is to applaud the justice but we shouldn't. generalize what has happened many people very on ash those that didn't have a choice stood for their families for their lives and it's good to respect that and it's the extrajudicial executions that we carry out that were taking hostages that
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were the by your side as well as this. clearly it was a volunteer force individuals on them solve be informers been students been teachers doctors or unemployed this is what our or our our our move was we stood front of a very strong force we can bring the judicial and it ended any action that violates the most of the war violates the. codes of the war we haven't already called in ourself as a nation that you are obliged to respect never treating or mistreated at this on somebody who is not on who are they able to defend themselves or somebody else or. woman is our children that's not in our on the record or your side. a lot that i know and in many cases know they did they did they did respect they scored rewriting history. no no sir no sir history was written by others for us and
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unfortunately this is what it spread but i've always only. some of the family who lived abroad to feed my family i came back to believe of my family doing critical carbs i lost three members of my family in the war so i would never accept somebody . what event through to save our lives just to be alive today. let's look at one of the other areas of concern to the european union to this in the international community and that is the border agreement with monthly demarcation dispute you had a deal on the market in montenegro signed it because of the agreed to it but you refused to ratify again a furious reaction from the e.u. this why will you not ratify the border with the world we first went to there is a neighbor but as well a friend they have very close ties with one tomato you supported with the neighbors
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perspective first become in neverland to become nato and they are in close ties with one tell a little bit of the agreement on border was not transparent towards hard parliament signed by or oppose under those but parliament was not a very or not in form in advance then they're even you of the previous government commission unfortunately this was this was a valid agreement yes we heard this from many of our presented here so it was part of the commission to go to another one that said they don't like the parliament it's and peace or people who has their votes present it to the parliament the it was divided there was no enough vote they have to ratify the two thirds of those not two thirds vote or that you know even your minister for european integration. has slammed your government for not respecting international. and generally the twenty she said we have failed to ratify the demarcation agreement mooted legal and
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this is a bad signal this shows that kosovo is not ready to respect international obligations therefore we remain isolated even in twenty eighteen this is probably our own minister. cameron i respect has you're not ready to respect international obligations press have you this is an agreement that you break or show and went to iraq or parliament has a different view. and this is reality we are used to live in democracy and how can you be trusted to make an agreement with montenegro montenegro's signs the agreement when you backtrack this is not a legacy of of the operating this is the challenge that they are facing how can you be trusted in the future it's a legacy that we don't want to follow that this is why difficult there's going to have responsibilities disagreements us in the response of the troll troll and your list as you respect international education is the good part of it that we are in good communication with montenegro it's unfortunate but this is related the views
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of the realisation he would have much more room if it wouldn't be a condition for visa liberalization for kosovo to operate as m.p.'s and as politicians on fortunate now we are between the choice ratify this agreement that many of us it's wrong and receive easily where is asian so this is not a good creative and democracy there is that as far as it is a hassle communities because you're playing games with the terms of the court which we've already discussed you threaten to turn your back only demarcation deal. and yet you want the two to help you you complain that five members of the e.u. still don't recognize you as an independent state you said this is a big handicap and i hope that even institutions will help us to change the positioning of these coaches which would not recognize that if you don't abide by
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agreements that you've already made why should the e.u. people who vote anything but votes concert in votes comes first you have a thing for the fire no nickel noises for some years. our challenges are only becoming bigger and bigger because of that situation you cannot deal with us as a partner when i am in brush of course or flag is not there and being in such a reality all the issues then multiple is why in this difficulty is to be resolved to trust you if you look back on you. but this is no new the fact that this is what's happening with one of them occasion a little special chambres what we call the core so is new or reality or relations with you dates earlier than this or unfortunate i think you hasn't paid enough attention in your corner in our region and took us over itself i don't blame you for what is our home war but what i ask is that all nations of you have
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a say united approach towards kosovo. but there are rules to this club if you want to do. the rules to the end if you don't want to accept the rules why would you it will be the really are except in the rules the logic of the principles of the u. we are working hard on our internal cohesion or living together of all our ethnic communities including work of course for war service we are working on rule of law we are working the economy and is sustainable please my role as a former leader of the. as as well to have a piece of a sustainable peace because of all the arguments that i have with me sustainable peace it's not only photo opportunities of leaders is to make sure and to allow the population of both countries to believe in peace and the same criticisms of your government keep coming. in them in corruption lack of accountability for corruption
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and intimidation which is still a big problem. i had to come back i was far fierce in opposition i am. one hundred days in our fees i take responsibility for what i am in charge we are working on a very transparent way as a government every activity of our government is transparent we are fully open and transparent to the media everything of our work it's an access of ninety cases of threats against us between january and. euclidian wolf is two cases i strongly condemn that no one is being held responsible i strongly condemn those that i strongly condemn that fees from september of last year only mid september last year i started this job all relations with me they are respectful our media are young media as well they have a lot to learn as view do they have a lot to learn but i want to say one ward in all the hard work is happening course
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all but this is home for when it comes to issues that involves more international we do we are having some challenges but leaving core source for twenty years as unfinished business no board of them occasion special chapters are only two years in table but kosovo conflict has ended neither nine and we are in europe and we are left as an open issue or not finished business by americans and by europe years so this will not stay forever so some of the challenges come that we are done we didn't do good at home who are but a lot of our difficulties are related to their readiness of europe to move from very are and they like your ministers to european integration want you to respect international obligations to respect the you. z. are responsible member of the family of nations in europe and for their only prove
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respect prove to be as responsible here who go through our challenges in part of the world who are challenged in our own democracy but our destiny is your atlantic so we are committed to that. it is very much to. thank.
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a sports arbitration court but it is unclear if they will be allowed to take part in next week's winter games. also coming up china is closing more tunnels under its notorious fire wall starting today individuals and companies must use state approved software only so what does that mean to businesses and their need to share sensitive data. and getting ready for takeoff german astronaut alexander garrus calls to the final preparations for his next mission into space our reporter seems if you're grounded for blast off. i'm serious oh my god oh welcome to the show more than two dozen russian athletes have successfully overturned lifetime olympics bans for doping offenses the court of arbitration for sport an old of the sanctions a move condemned by the international olympic committee it is still uncertain if
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today's ruling will allow the russians to compete in the winter games they start next week. the russian doping scandal has dominated the sporting headlines for almost two years after an investigation into state sponsored doping the international olympic committee banned a host of russian athletes from the olympics. forty two athletes took their case to the court of arbitration for sport thirty nine had their appeals up held on thursday. the gas arbitrators unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the i you see in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case cas overturned the bands of twenty eight athletes due to insufficient evidence that doping violations were committed. this does not mean that these twenty that leads are declared innocent but in their case due to insufficient evidence the appeal so held the sanctions and old and their individual
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results achieved in such reinstated. those affiliates could not take part in the winter games which start next week bots they will have to be cleared to do so by the sea first the remaining eleven a fleet's however. for the olympic games in south korea the sports court found they did commit thirteen violations but their lifetime bans have been revoked. let's talk about the implications of this decision we have a limo talking from day to the sports with us here in studio and our moscow correspondent emily sure when standing by for us good to have you both was with us alema first to you why were these bans revoked ok so to understand the decision of the court of arbitration of sports we have to find out what their mandate was and they said that from the beginning that our mandate was not to determine if systemic doping took place that we were tasked with finding out if individual athletes had
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doped and upon investigating or sexing all the evidence and information they came across the conclusion that the evidence was insufficient for these twenty eight athletes so they saying that collectively it's strong it does show that there's you know a systemic doping but when that evidence from that information was a play applied on a case by case basis it just wasn't enough to show that these these individual athletes had committed a dope in violation so these twenty eight athletes will they compete in the winter games things are just going to get very complicated from here on because these twenty eight some of these twenty eight athletes have retired those remaining of course they can apply for entry to the games but this is where the problem comes in it because it gets very tricky because the i.o.c. needs to approve if they can participate and the i.c. i.o.c. is of course now put in a very difficult position where they have to they have these athletes saying to them hey i dare you to not allow me to participate after cast the biggest voice in
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sports you know it's sad that you know validated you know gave me the green light to participate so if you're the i.o.c. would you do now do you follow your own stance or do you go with the cast said so this puts the i.o.c. in a difficult position and really let's come to you know what is the reaction been there in moscow. well this is of course kind of a victory for the russian side and the reactions today show that the head of the russian olympic committee called this decision fair he said that he was happy that the names of these athletes have been cleared now and the kremlin spokesman. said that this shows that appealing these decisions can work and that russia must continue to protect its athletes including using legal measures so it seems that the russian side is encourage and wants to continue to protect their athletes and that was also shown today by a reaction from the deputy prime minister of italian would go who of course was
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minister of sports during the sochi olympics and he said that the eleven athletes who aren't permitted to take part in these upcoming olympic games that russia plans to appeal each of those decisions as well so somewhat of a victory here for russia and in an encouraging sign for their awfully it's so aleem of this calls into question the whole doping case against russia where does this leave the i.o.c. the i.o.c. has reacted they not very happy about the cast the situation but they are holding firm they're holding their ground deaths quite surprising and they argue for example but hey look the eleven athletes that we have banned that is evidence that systemic manipulation of dick take place and they saying that just because cas lifted the ban doesn't mean that we're going to invite these past now to the games and they've also gone as far as saying that they might appeal this decision and take it to the swiss federal tribunals but of course with eight days to go to the games it's going to be very tough to get anything out of that really mottaki from
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sports and with emily sherman sure and with us from moscow thank you both very much for your analysis. now to some other stories making news around the world north korean athletes have arrived in south korea for the winter games the delegation lending today includes ten skiers and speed skaters a squad of north korean female ice hockey players are already practicing with their south korean team mates in a unified a looking team the games kick off february ninth. eleven people have died after a fire tore through a home for the elderly in northern japan the building's five other residents managed to escape japanese media say the building in the city of sapporo had no sprinkler system because of the places not get no. kenya's high court has ordered the government to end its shutdown of three private t.v. stations the outlets were taken off the air following their coverage of opposition leader self proclaimed presidential inauguration on tuesday journalist say they have had to sleep in their newsrooms to avoid being arrested outside. bolivia is
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reeling from severe flooding caused by record rainfall the floodwaters swept away homes and damaged bridges some residents had to wade through deep water to bring their animals to safety authorities say some one hundred twenty thousand people have been affected. and poland's senate has passed a controversial 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. and in the u.s. the f.b.i. has condemned plans by the white house and house republicans to release a controversial secret memo later today it alleges misuse of f.b.i. surveillance powers against the trump campaign the agency has contested the accuracy of the document democrats say the release of the memo could undermine investigations into russian election interference. which relates to. the
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war on. a quick exchange overheard after donald trump state of the union speech on tuesday night the us president reassures a republican lawmaker that he has every intention of putting out the memo that's polarizing washington. i just wrote the memo was commissioned by devin newness chairman of the republican house intelligence committee and it describes alleges surveillance abuses by f.b.i. and justice department officials looking into possible ties between the truck campaign and russia investigators are accused of failing to disclose that their probe was partly based on research financed by hillary clinton's campaign republicans claim this shows anti trumbo bias of the f.b.i. they're calling for the memo to be released. there may have been mail fees and at
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the f.b.i. by certain individuals so it is our job in conducting transparent oversight of the lead of the executive branch to get to the bottom of that sunshine is the best disinfectant and so what we want is all of this information to come out so that transparency can reign supreme and accountability can occur but the f.b.i. has warned against releasing the dossier in a rare public rebuke we have grave concerns about material admissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy for their part democrats claim the memo cherry picks highly classified information in an effort to discredit the russian investigators led by robert mueller. this is not about the facts this is about a narrative the chairman wants to put out misleading there it is to undermine the f.b.i. undermine the department and ultimately undermine bob gentleman tensions between the trump white house and investigators has been mounting days ago the f.b.i.
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his deputy director andrew mccabe quit and now an open confrontation looms between the head of america's top domestic intelligence agency and the administration. german astronaut alexander gas is going to the final preparations for its next mission to space at the end of april he will embark on the horizon mission to the international space station it'll be his second time aboard the i assess and he'll be taking charge of the orbital lab for half a year. caught up with gas at star city the russian space training south of moscow . these spacesuits aren't fall lightweights invented the scales at around ten kilograms each once in space and ensure that alexander garrison and his crew mates sergei prokofiev and syriana and chancellor can survive in a vacuum that will be the first time a guest will serve as commander on the international space station of the mind there are going to be this is the same space suit i wore when i landed last time
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you can still see traces of sort from my exit from the capsule i'm one of the few lucky ones allowed to train in my own space suit i'll get a new one for the next flight it's tailor made for me and ready to go. from the end of the i. this is the view and xander guest had on his first space flight. in twenty fourteen of the geophysicist became the third german to fly to the international space station during his next mission called horizons but the crew will conduct about eighty experiments. a new others guest performed on his first flight. this fits in with his own it'll be a little like coming home and i have spent around six months of my life there and have nice memories from the last time i'm really looking forward to this because it off for. the training center in the so called the star city near moscow is steeped
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in history generations of cosmonauts and quite a few astronauts who went back to tear star city of this once top secret town it was built during the space race between the u.s. and to this union a trip to star city today is a journey of the past the present and the future of space exploration. the immediate future of space research belongs to these three astronauts to ensure their flight on the sixth of june goes smoothly but they're doing takeoff blending and docking exercises in the reconstruction of their original so you space capsule . the ground control staff has installed some system fell used to simulate up to twelve breakdowns a date. any one of them could be fatal if undetected and left on result that's why the astronauts say these face all the training is the most difficult demanding intense concentration and to rapid decision making capacity.
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to come by system is it. you know this involves more of a risk than travelling by train. but we're not flying this mission just for fun it's for scientific experiments. we're doing space research for the greater good and that's why i'm prepared to take this higher risk. forty years after the first space flight by a german alexander guest will be the first german come under on the international space station. the horizons mission will take off from think by canoe a space launch facility in southern kazakhstan this summer. the reminder now of our top story in our sports court has overturned lifetime bans on dozens of russian olympic athletes accused of doping the international olympic committee warns the ruling could harm the future of fight against doping it's
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uncertain if the athletes will be able to compete in the winter games that are kicking off next week. don't forget you can always get it if you news on the goddamn letter out from google player from the app store that will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can i. so use the date of the op to send us your photos and your video so. thanks for watching t.v. we're back at the top of the hour.
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when i'm traveling to be comfortable. move but i also want to stay up to date on the latest news events. and d.-w. make snap part of. this because it's available and thousands of her talents resorts to ships worldwide. have you found a domain signing on the subject or pictures d.w. in your room you can reprice to d.w. dot com travel quiz. officials continue to fortify the great firewall of china beijing val's to crack down on local and foreign companies that refuse to use state approved software to
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access the internet. so didn't told us in the forbidden sitting prime minister many checks out the sites in china while talking trade britain wants the right to sign new trade deals during the break the transition which is bad on the e.u. lol. and if it doesn't rain in the next couple months south africans will be left high and. and dr. i've been for lester business if you've been getting through the great firewall of china using virtual tunnels known as v.p. ns watch out the government is said to be launching its long awaited crackdown from today. if you're in china trying to skype chat with colleagues in the u.s. think again what about surfing google or using twitter and facebook sorry game over the chinese government is banning all virtual private networks or v.p.n. these services help users to bypass online censorship that businesses also use them
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to move their data securely in an effort to comfy as the government has assured foreign companies doing business there that they can still access the internet using state approved portals but many firms a nervous about exposing their data to the chinese. this won't impact safety that's because government telecom companies just provide a channel a network they can't see any content on the network related to your company for businesses that follow chinese laws and regulations this is guaranteed constitution stipulates that citizens have the freedom to communicate and that corporate communications will be protected with. previously however comes at a cost many small and mid-sized companies are troubled by the usage fees for the state own software well over one thousand euros a month experts say that's more than smaller businesses will be able to shoulder in
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the long run. ok we've managed to get material bearing on a long line beijing. correspondent there material tell us these businesses and individuals suddenly cut off from the world. well until today we haven't seen it yet today everything seem to be working fine today was one of the dates where everybody expected the v.p. ends to be shut off after a document was leaked last year that mentioned february we haven't seen it but it's not off the table the government is pushing through this well if it's not happening immediately tell me how serious beijing is about this. well they have been emphasizing that they want to shut down foreign v p m's i'm license the p.m.'s. they are keeping emphasizing it everybody expects something to
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happen what exactly though and when nobody knows but that's also part of the tactic there is no clear date there is no clear announcement the only thing is that they have been emphasizing that. companies foreign companies and individuals would have to use registered license weepy ends that run via chinese. mathias tell us a little bit more about why china is actually doing this it seems to be going to quite some length to gain control i guess over what's being communicated and what's being used and created on the net or via the web. yes i mean internet censorship has been a top priority for the government for a long time and v p n's used to be one of the most reliable ways to get around this censorship so if they are now shutting down the v p n's it may basically means they
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want to enforce censorship another thing is that v p n's is also also a means to securely communicate with the outside world for companies for foreign companies that have their headquarters outside of china and what is relatively new is that these businesses are told that they will also be subject to these regulations and the chinese government seems to be caring less about what their security need is now that of officials there realize that censorship is a great way of stifling creativity and creativity is a great thing too. to use to get your nation to transition into a high tech economy but at a time that china is doing its best to keep growth up nice and high which is one reason why it wants to go high tech what why scare away foreign investors.
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well the internet is something that chinese government is very has a very special view about they want to have their own cyber space. as some people call it the chinese internet cyberspace that is individual or foreign influences they have been building. a big internet companies comparable to google and amazon or facebook and they have been for years keeping these big american companies out of the business so then they can create their own internet that is easier controllable that is less reliable on foreign influences this is a has been a policy for for a long time and cutting off the pm in that regard is not a change in policy china believes that it can build their internet without relying on foreign investments too much but he is building a forest in beijing thank you. for british private is that reason may is in beijing
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where she's been talking business with a chinese kind of cheating paying she's hoping to forge closer trade ties with the world's second largest economy before the u.k. leaves the european union if you countries are expected to sign deals worth billions before the end of may's visit china has already agreed new measures to improve market access and to lift the ban on british beef exports to china. britain's demanding the right on the e.u. law to sign off on new trade deals as well with the likes of china during its breaks the transition next year has been pushed back from european officials over this let's bring in daniel financial correspondent in frankfurt we had may and trump talking about this special relationship of the world economic forum in davos now may and she talking about their global partnership. what's what right what's wrong with not meant to be talking trade or at least signing off on trade
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deals. you have very interesting comments there made by to reserve may she even was calling it the golden times will be waiting for those two countries i guess. how to interpret it as well when you talk also about the leaked papers that were just this week released creating and explaining a scenario for the british government that really the road after breakfast is going to be very bumpy for their country it really seems that china could be come even a more important trading partner for the u.k. we also have to remember that bret's it negotiations have been very slow and that the u.k. was also realizing that the negotiators are not very easy to handle at all now those negotiators are also very mad because of latest comments that were also made by her that is the right of e.u. citizens will be differently treated as already during the transition period e.u.
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negotiators were always very clear and saying that those rights won't be discussed at all now the briggs's minister david davis also announced today that every economic prediction on the british economy since the e.u. referendum has been wrong are we going to see a rekindling of the exit from briggs that debate now. yeah very interesting i mean many experts have been telling me in the past that they don't even see that breakfast at the end really is going to happen but you know frankly speaking all those people such as to resign may or also. said minutes they were all completely lose their face if we would really see the end that there won't be wouldn't be a breakfast that happening so yeah i don't really think that those this questions here at least on the trading floor are being treated as you know very well with great respect. and you are as a very fair thank you. now if it doesn't rain the next couple months south africans
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will be left high and dry you can see how dramatic the situation is getting from these satellite pictures how fast the water is falling in this dam over just several weeks cape town for example is totally reliant on reservoirs for its water supply solutions a needed and quick. queuing for one of life's essential since become part of everyday life in cape town and conserving it's a civic g.t. from february the first water consumption has been limited to fifty liters per person per day in gemini the average consumption is one hundred twenty eight is the only now having a plane been here for more than ten years this has been happening good stuff has been happening for so long the only planning now. should move over the past twenty years cape town's population has doubled to four million and add to that the two million tourists that come each year and it's no surprise that the city's more to
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hy we want to welcome to another edition of your own max i'm your host meghan leak from iconic design to professional mermaids we've got a packed show here's a look at what's coming up. extravagant a new retrospective honors the creations of gianni versace. she was so the young georgian pianist miriam but such really is one to watch. and resourceful how an italian architect changed two homes into one. we start off with a name name synonymous with flashy flamboyant high fashion versailles the label was created by the italian designer johnny france ahci in the late one nine hundred seventy s. and soon became a sensation in the fashion world now it's signs were largely influenced by greek history with bold vivid colors it wasn't to everyone's liking though perhaps but
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ever so she was quoted as saying that he didn't believe in could taste well his highly successful career came to a sudden and tragic end when he was suddenly murdered outside of his miami villa in one thousand nine hundred seven when i was some twenty years later the largest wretch retrospective of his work is on display in berlin. these creations are not part of a new connection then claims from the nineteen eighties and nineties all designed by johnny visit. his extraordinary fashion show in berlin was mounted to open a new exhibition as a tribute to the later time in design or some of his arches former associates came to the corn princess and pele in berlin for the opening. his creations revive memories. the genius is for designing i think it was all the models for him to work with and wildstar for someone to work with and he
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always had the best walls to bust the first and the best shows so it was really an on or two to work with the hobbit guy discovered gianni versace for germany and hotel by jani and florence and it's very important to me to be here today. that that is the i'm gentleman he was a real gentleman and a family man with a great great talent for what he did and a talent for communicating that great love he had for fashion and for people for the both of it and for the light. the retrospective includes over three hundred designs covering gianni versace his entire career and the largest exhibition of its kind in the world so far some of the high knights of beaded best dress inspired by painter stuff. there are pieces from his pop art collection and cliff designed for stunts like this tailcoat on samples at british thing us things wedding. you
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mention that it's who shot it and we want the visitors to feel like they're getting a good idea of the scope of his creative work not just the borrow cocoa and gold and bling bling but the more classical things he did as well he also dressed lady di every room in the exhibition is devoted to a particular theme to vincent. his famous miami pretty ships for example. the gold and black presents pieces from the seminal bondage collection international collectors have also known as their prized bizarre she is. one is alexander stefani of brazil a collector and fan of the fashion designer since nine hundred eighty nine. it was not only true. but true was something that is about more about pleasure at that. here where lee has well we add about that sometimes to watch with the bad taste but i've. been away
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a prize for that the beautiful. this is the first time and xander stefani has shown his pieces from the sanchez men's collection in berlin in the one nine hundred ninety s. the design in liberated men's fashion from old constrains using among other things pretty colors and striking patterns he was one of the same attention for the months and the woman's i may also use the same inspiration for both. by the time johnny chain was murdered in one thousand nine hundred seventy he was a legend as eccentric and flamboyant as his own creation. he gained international fame in one thousand nine hundred. his turn included princess diana. and singer elton john. ushered in the era of supermodels like. naomi campbell and kate moss. the exhibition chains rise from
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fabric purchased to star designer. you see all just the development it was much more intellectual than it became more sexy than was up there for celebrities and when your show all all religious diversity for everybody. swedish top model marc is shrinking very. well one of alexander stephany's outfits in the one nine hundred ninety s. he was by such as favorite male model. the model i'm a collector and still enjoy donning the design is outfits for special occasions. but for the street alexandra stefani doesn't limit himself to vintage up around. the times has cherish the bling bling we don't dress the way we used to dress but there is always the i would be ideal for a down for file sean that jani used to be using his every day. the retrospective in berlin presents a designer who grew up fashion history now gianni versace his fashion is at least
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twenty years old yet anything but old fashioned. definitely not old fashion art going on now a brief oh look at other stories making headlines on the culture scene coming up in express. the uk hell yeah was celebrated on the shetland islands on tuesday held each year on the last tuesday in january the fire festival is a highlight on the islands which belong to scotland torchlight processions are held participants dress in costume each drink and sing the torches are used to set fire to a replica of a viking longship in accordance with norse tradition. in trento italy cellist giovanni salema has played a concert using
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a very cool instrument an ice cello he performed in a bubble when the temperature was that chilly minus eight degrees celsius his cello was crafted on the press a mccain c. up by american skelton tim lin. it's a stroll through richard complicated ice sculpture you know i used gold for i have two kinds of ours i use the white wood. you see which is the body of the instrument is made of snow and water and the bridge which is the clear part. of the ice can i will tell it to me in a refrigerated truck until an early february. the international toy fair opened its doors in nuremberg on wednesday robots are a big trend this year even children program and control that technology also plays a part in poor games these days with the secret asian game players get their instructions via smartphone or tablet. but classic toys like skateboards remain
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popular first held in one nine hundred fifty the nurnberg toy fair is the largest event of its kind in the world. one man's trash is another man's treasure and you certainly see that when you go to a flea market but if you have an eye for art and you will see thousands of designer pieces just waiting to be rescued and restored and that is where tim best shot comes it now he works tirelessly to restore iconic design objects made of plastic that are in danger of losing their shape color or form well as expertise is in especially in high demand in modern art museums. a keyboard melting away. some art is transitory especially if it's made of plastic natural chemical processes have caused this spoon to splinter. they sickly plastics
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have an internal clock ticking away inside up and sometimes it disintegrates fast and sometimes there was a long. long concentration of course you can ask what will become of our generation our era what will enjoy looking at sea fish tank. ten days toilet is waging a battle against time he's responsible for over one hundred thousand design objects from the noise i'm not at the international design museum in munich many of them are made of plastic. oxygen and light make them age faster the most fragile pieces are in storage in. this chair for instance isn't any good for sitting on anymore. when it's hit at all fork over if i were to press on this the foam cell structure would completely disintegrate. the tissue this is just an example of course that would rather not demonstrate on the object itself has it and that's when i press on is firm which is just as old everything from both right away does
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and that's a huge problem of course especially with the padded furniture from the late fifty's speaking moments when they started being made so if you cross them too tightly everything crumbles right off. the supports that are as follows. there are many different signs of aging this shopping cart hybrid is slowly turning brown. this adding machine has turned prematurely gray from exposure to light. across the salt is forming on the aging painted this hi fi system. but not all plastic objects are vulnerable in the same way when some softening agents decay the. sticks turned brittle. this color first for you i compare some plastics to chocolate that's relatively soft melts quickly and is easily damaged or you might say others are more like breast or achieves a chemical consistency off the baker hughes so it's more stable.
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contemporary arts two can post just as much of a challenge so as artist thomas hill shawn's double garage for example one of the primary materials he used was cheap and he said. he created the one hundred forty square meter collage shortly after nine eleven the few years that have passed since have left their mark doesn't so much fear truths that machine was bent over from its own weight so we straightened it up. off good if that's what this course it was but the really big surprise was that in most of the tape used it's still holding snow while it's hot. one installation needs constant attention and ultraviolet filter on the lamps can keep the newspaper clippings from fading for awhile but the most sensitive parts need more protection. here here the tape is still sticking so if it were to fall down it would get all tangled up and that
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would amount to major damage to the space. for does this tile. especially fragile pieces from the design storage also require special treatment a baby in kept from the late one nine hundred ninety s. can only really survive indefinitely in an oxygen free environment. in foreclosure thoughts who want to compare if you had kept a conventional bathing cap like this in an attic somewhere and now it would look only slightly better than some old crispbread it was and because it was click report. one of the largest plastic projects of the past decades was the four tour it was designed. the one nine hundred sixty s. as a stick out and be boiled crisis of one nine hundred sixty three graced the price of the polyester plastic and spelled financial disaster for the few turow restoration that this badly weathered design classic has been going on for over a year. the museum creates the ideal climate and light conditions but even
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here one of mexico's monumental column musical chairs made of plexiglass is churning brittle. the first cracks appeared after just fifteen years in spite of the concert mater's best efforts artists provide no guarantees. as a. piece of contemporary art as a quiet it's because its qualities are appreciated enough to be part of the collection what. the artist may not have taken the longevity of a piece of work into account was the one that's just the way to. the expense of simply preserving our plastic creations is the norm it's a necessary one no doubt design and art will someday tell our story including our mistakes and who we were wanted to be and for that the originals will be needed.
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all right from design icons to young a budding a talent now miriam but it sounds really is only twenty four four years old and she's still a student and yet she's already regarded as a piano virtual so the b.b.c. has singled her out as a new generation artist promoting her as one of the world's most promising talents while she's touring europe this year playing in the most renowned concert venues for classical music including the berlin philharmonic call we take a closer look now at the musician during her rehearsal before an upcoming performance. really is one of europe's most promising young pianists. the b.b.c. recently named as one of its new generation artists a scheme to nurture exceptional young talent.
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even to him i always wanted to perform musings from his very different commands is . fishy that accompanies that and help me get that i think i have something to santa questers because i understand what compels as long as the company stand buoyant i've always tried to delve deeply into the music and find out what the moral of the piece is more doubt what it tells us stick us to bring all that out and present it to the audience. house putting it off simple because so given. sash really was born in the georgian capital tbilisi and nine hundred ninety three by the time she was six she already knew that she wanted to be a pianist in twenty eleven she made her first trip to weimar the german city where her favorite composer france list once lived and worked here she won the france list competition for young pianists and decided to study with grigori grossman.
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her presumably they're going to i've had to alter my teaching a little from aria all of this is the other thrust and often things which seem obvious and good to me aren't so it's a symbol for her that's going to converse leigh things that i do us inaccessible huge challenges and problems mari and tracks just like they were not the news. with his support really has won more major competitions. does best at the best thing is that listening to many of my suit in this i hear myself but with mari i'm i don't. hear an echo of myself only her. writing about science really has given recitals at renowned concert halls in more than thirty countries. she throws audiences wherever she performs like here in weimar home away from home. these are these are good food is feeling the gas of being zero mostel a really demanding schedule of being able to relax for
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a bit so how does the way i'm feeling with. desolation right. time now for my favorite part of the show where we get a sneak peek into someone's humble abode but how do you spice up an apartment from the one nine hundred sixty s. in a contemporary way without destroying its actual character when we travel to rome to find out. it's a part of rome few tourists ever see the a work district with its wide boulevards and grandiose buildings still quite that after one of its best known structures is currently the headquarters for luxury fashion label fendi opposite this water tower a nine hundred sixty s. apartment loft rises up it was one of the first ever built in rome here italian architect massimo data sandal has transformed two separate apartments into one modern flat. third up if we completed this apartment with all the decor last year.
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you. a main problem with the lower half didn't get much light. ensuring there is enough light was crucial. so we had the idea to create large openings in the room above it so that light can shine through. the lower part of the apartment boasts large format photographs by contemporary artists. the owner collects modern art. lockout so we decided to furnish this one nine hundred sixty s. plot with some design classics from that time. like this one nine hundred fifty s. table by italian designer joe poncy the furniture over there was designed by him to
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build. the apartment owner let mussina choose the furniture and so now the lower level apartment not only has contemporary art but also design classics imbuing it with a museum like feel aside from these one nine hundred sixty s. classics the apartment is also furnished with modern day design pieces like this so far by the company on our brothers. the staircase leading to the top floor has been designed like a wooden sculpture and is an art work in its own right. story out of that up for me there is the family's living quarters the way. they have there is even here and all of their books. we've gone to lots of trouble designing shelves cupboards and media units so that all perfectly harmonized with
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everything here and with the art collection. idea that they're going to put out. by then we haven't just doubled the size. we didn't just fuse the upper and lower level creating two levels you will instead of basically created three spaces. create a third shared room with a unique quality of its own. four hundred square meters of sure a luxury muhsin would understand though it was pretty much free to realize all his ideas as money. clearly it wasn't an object. and if you would like some tips on how to spruce up your home or apartment then please and check out our special you tube channel. and finally if you as
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a cloud from italy what she does for a living you would be a surprise at her answer and that's because she is a mermaid behind profession well it started three years ago shortly after her sixteenth birthday and it's already turned into a successful career. this mythical creature isn't some character from an underwater movie. she's a certified mermaid from the city of brew nick in south her role northern italy her name is claudia rip now. in i actually mean assigned to video i mean possibly i always wanted to be a mermaid go a little water baby since childhood going swimming every week as a child i tried out what it's like to swim as a mermaid that you feel totally free in the water you're fast you feel liberated
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when you're swimming without oxygen tanks that's why i like free diving of them and you hold your breath but you aren't scared of suffocating you glides through the water nothing's in your way. only does it was fun as much that. claudia's transformation began three years ago she slipped into her first swimmable fishtail when she was sixteen back then nobody really thought she'd make it as a professional mermaid. may have. a monthly mechanic nobody took me seriously so they thought it was just a silly idea. oh they'd say what do you want with that fish tail. but my parents supported me a lot. my friends are already used to my crazy ideas and just thought oh there she
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goes again that's. what i've been doing this for three years now it's really what i want to do. that she just wasn't into. quality i became a true professional last summer when she completed a freedom. having course. now she can stay underwater for three and a half minutes. so beneath her iridescent mermaid outfit claudia is essentially an extreme athlete. you could easily break your ankles with these heavy fins since you need to train constantly so you're strong enough and yoga helps with the breathing. and all that hard work is paying off claudia recently made third place at the miss mermaid international competition in egypt. she was also crowned miss red sea in two thousand and seventeen. at binions one just keeps i'm not alone there are lots
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of mermaids around there are conventions where we need ten swimming large pools and we often chat about our outfits and mermaid tail brands which was a good which ones are not so good. she just typical mermaid. now plenty of photo shoots and further competitions await the professional mermaid rudeness childhood dream has finally come true. all right well before we go just a reminder of our contest this week in the spirit of venice is carnival we want to know what your favorite carnival costume is just go to our website for all of the details and by taking part you will qualify to win a euro maxa watch and with that we're out of time with things returning him and we
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. this is g.w. news live from berlin dozens of olympic athletes accused of doping have their life suspensions reversed russian competitors have their olympic lifetime bans revoked
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by a sports arbitration court but it's not clear if they can take part in next week's winter games also coming out ahead of the f.b.i. clashes with the white house over a controversial memo due to be released today republicans say the document shows an anti trump bias in the justice department democrats say it has been doctored. china is closing more tunnels under its notorious fire wall starting today people and companies have to use state approved software we'll take a look at the consequences for doing business in china. also coming up getting ready for takeoff a german astronaut alexander cast go through the final preparations for his next mission into space our reporter caught up with him before he blasts song. and daniel day lewis is back as his latest and possibly last film phantom threat hits european theaters could it not him a record for false girth. i'm
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serious almost on a welcome to the show more than two dozen russian athletes have successfully overturned lifetime olympics bans for doping offenses the court of arbitration for sport an old the sanctions a move condemned by the international olympic committee and it is still uncertain if today's ruling will allow the russians to compete in the pyongyang winter games they start next week. the russian doping scandal has dominated the sporting headlines for almost two years after an investigation into state sponsored doping the international olympic committee banned a host of russian athletes from the olympics. forty two athletes took their case to the court of arbitration for sport thirty nine had their appeals up held on thursday. because of a treatise unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the hour you see in
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relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case cas overturned the bands of twenty eight athletes due to insufficient evidence that doping violations were committed. this does not mean that these twenty that innocence but in their case due to insufficient evidence the appeal so held the sanctions and the old and their individual results achieved in such reinstated those athletes could now take part in the pyong chang winter games which start next week but they will have to be cleared to do so by the i.o.c. first the remaining eleven athletes however. for the olympic games in south korea the sports court found they did commit to i think violations but their lifetime bans have been revoked. and let's bring in high oh sample to you first broke the russian doping scandal with his reporting looking at the mandate that the court of
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arbitration for sport had here why do you think it provoked these lifetime bans. the problem is if you're talking here about individual cases that is the problem from the beginning because to prove to see exactly is there has been an anti-doping rule violation means usually you have to do you need a positive sample but positive sample that's according to the russian doping scheme have been does and does appear to have been covered up for example because the russian secret service replaced their ury in from doping athletes from russia so if you don't have a positive sample how can you sanction an athlete because there's no proof in the individual case so that's a bottom line you have to say is a big mistake and the whole procedure was that the i.o.c. didn't sanctions the whole systems the whole russian support system that would have been much easier and it means higher that twenty eight athletes have been cleared
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will they compete in pyongyang. it's have to because this could discuss now i can predict that there will be another. cases at the international. court of arbitration of sports and pure and shining at the talk so-called i talked of vision at the olympic games spot this will happen next week i guess because if the i.o.c. you know sticks on the decision not to invite russian f leads that means that i did ripple about say i'm not able to compete because they're not invited and i can imagine that the russians will appeal that decision again that means we can expect another legal procedure in french on so what do you think all of this means for the i.o.c. the international olympic committee and their investigations. from my point of uses of the crate there curation of bankruptcy of the doping fight globally because you
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see that we have here a really big cover up scheme running for years in russia and it is not disputed by the international court of arbitration of sports but at the end of the message is this is not sanctionable which means it's a bottom line we are. facing the olympic games is the message is you can do what you want you can cover up was a secret service you can dope on a and present unprecedented scale for years but at the end you cannot prove it on the level of individual athletes that means they are allowed to eligible what message sends that to the whole world that you can do what you want but at the end you are allowed to compete if that's the message hio how do you think this has affected the image of the olympic games on a whole it has been affected as a image of the olympic movement is from my point of view a disaster and currently we have done a survey r.d.s.
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done a survey and fifty eight percent of the germans for example have said that i.o.c. olympic games will be movement as more referred to doping and corruption and then to a fair play in clean sports so you see its image is already really threatened and i think it's getting worse in the next couple of weeks because the i was he failed to protect the clean athletes for years maybe for decades and that is a result general as high as that old thank you for joining us on our program thank you. now to some other stories making news around the world north korean athletes have arrived in south korea for the winter games the delegation alleging today in pyongyang includes ten skiers and speed skaters a squad of north korean female ice hockey players are already practicing with their south korean team mates and a unified olympic team. to kick off on february ninth. eleven people have died in northern japan after a fire tore through
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a home for the elderly the building's five other residents managed to escape japanese media say the building in the city of sapporo had no sprinkler system the cost of the place is not yet known. kenya's high court has ordered the government to end its shutdown of three private t.v. stations the outlets were taken off air after they covered opposition leader rollo during the self-proclaimed presidential inauguration on tuesday journalists say they have been sleeping in their newsrooms to avoid being arrested outside. and poland senate test passed a bill making it illegal to accuse the country of complicity in crimes committed by the nazis during world war two israel has condemned the controversial bill saying poland is attempting to rewrite history the u.s. says the legislation could hamper open discussion about the holocaust. and in the u.s. the f.b.i. has condemned plans by the white house and house republicans to release a controversial secret memo later today now this memo alleges misuse of f.b.i.
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surveillance powers against a trump campaign the agency has contested the accuracy of the document democrats say the release of the memo could undermine investigations into russian election interference. was really stuck. at work on. a quick exchange overheard after donald trump state of the union speech on tuesday night the us president reassures a republican lawmaker that he has every intention of putting out the memo that's polarising washington. if you. missed. the memo was commissioned by devin newness chairman of the republican house intelligence committee and it describes alleges surveillance abuses by f.b.i. and justice department officials looking into possible ties between the truck campaign and russia investigators are accused of failing to disclose that their probe was partly based on research financed by hillary clinton's campaign
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republicans claim this shows anti trumbo bias at the f.b.i. they're calling for the memo to be released. there may have been milf eason's at the f.b.i. by certain individuals so it is our job in conducting transparent oversight of the lead of the executive branch to get to the bottom of that sunshine is the best disinfectant and so what we want is all of this information to come out so that transparency can reign supreme and accountability can occur but the f.b.i. has warned against releasing the dossier in a rare public rebuke we have grave concerns about material admissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy for their part democrats claim the memo cherry picks and i we classified information in an effort to discredit the russian investigators in lead by robert mueller. this is not about the facts this is about a narrative that the chairman wants to put out misleading there it is to undermine
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the f.b.i. undermine the department and ultimately undermine bob said gentleman tensions between the trump white house and investigators has been mounting days ago the f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe quit and now an open confrontation looms between the head of america's top domestic intelligence agency and the administration. claire richardson joins us here in studio for more on the story hi claire how significant is this clash between the white house and the f.b.i. was understand what's going on with this memo you need to see it in terms of the broader political importance of this russia probe so we believe that the memo says that the f.b.i. and the justice department abused their power to spy on a russia on a trump age with close ties to russia and this plays in perfectly to donald trump's long long held belief that the f.b.i. has always been out to get him that they've held
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a certain bias against him and you can see why he would want this memo to be released and help make that point the democrats of course see it very differently they think that this is an effort to undermine robert muller's investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. elections and now if you're just joining in on this story and haven't been following every single twist and turn of what's going on it's quite difficult to see what's been going on in this case so i think it's worth stepping back and just recapping what robert miller's investigation is looking into first of all they're looking at whether there was meddling in the u.s. election in twenty sixteen the u.s. intelligence services have said that there has been donald trump himself has reluctantly admitted that there was also russian interference but the kremlin's repeatedly denied that there was any involvement so secondly they're looking at whether trump's campaign was involved in this meddling whether they were complicit in helping the russians undermine clinton's campaign and if the answer to one and two is yes then the third question that miller's looking into is was there
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a subsequent cover up so you can see in this context how this memo is so politically divisive and why trump might be happy to see it see the light of day and divisive along partisan lines right very much so and i think you need to look no further than the house intelligence committee itself that of voted to release this memo you can see that both sides both the democrats and the republicans have long been fighting to control. this narrative of what's going on with the russian probe and they voted down partisan lines over whether to release it it was a republican controlled unit and so of course it was going out and now it's in the white house's hands they could in theory step in and say don't release this document but given every indication that he plans to perhaps as soon as today why today so why is this coming out now well the timing is interesting because this is happening just as we're seeing mothers investigation in some senses really closing in he's been interviewing increasingly high profile people from trump's campaign
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team he's got his eye on interviewing trump himself so you can see why having having this memo come out having this counter information the suggestion that the f.b.i. was spying on someone in trump's inner circle would help cast some doubt on that now this clash between the white house and the f.b.i. and also the justice department this think they back to the start of this administration how bad have things gotten sure trump has had a very fraught relationship with the intelligence services but it's really rare to see the f.b.i. come out in such a public spat with the white house i mean it's the top federal law enforcement agency to come out and contradict the white house is really significant. obviously has always been not at ease with these services. you know one of the first things he did as president in march was to fire former f.b.i. director james comey but this is a level that we have not seen before and just briefly if you can what do you expect to see what can we see today when this does come out what kind of reactions yeah if
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it does come out today as the white house has suggested i think democrats are going to be very swift to condemn it to say that this is just a political act it's got it's dangerous it undermines the ability of the f.b.i. to gather intelligence and do its work in a manner that is not affected by politics and i think the republicans are going to also be quick to point to it and say that the f.b.i. has been playing politics all along right richardson thank you very much for breaking down this very complex story for us thanks jamie. you're watching the news still to come on the program mosul's that traumatized children six months after the city was recaptured from islamic state militants we look at how the youngest residents are faring. and.
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first internet usage is already highly regulated in china but could it be getting even tougher you could be getting help from today sumi if you've been getting through the great fire wall of china getting under it using virtual tunnels on its b.p.'s watch out the government is said to be launching its long awaited crackdown from today. if you're in china trying to skype chat with colleagues in the u.s. think again what about surfing google or using twitter and facebook sorry game over the chinese government is banning all virtual private networks or v.p.n. these services help users to bypass online censorship but businesses also use them to move their data securely in an effort to comfy as the government has assured foreign companies doing business there that they can still access the internet using state approved portals. but many firms a nervous about exposing their data to the chinese. this won't impact safety
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that's because governments telecom companies just provide a channel a network they can't see any content on the network related to your company for businesses that follow chinese laws and regulations this is guaranteed constitution stipulates that citizens have the freedom to communicate and that corporate communications will be protected. previously however comes at a cost many small and mid-sized companies are troubled by the usage fees for the state own software well over one thousand euros a month experts say that's more than smaller businesses will be able to shoulder in the long run. ok we've managed to get my bearing on a long line beijing. correspondent there material tell us these businesses and individuals suddenly cut off from the world.
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well until today we haven't seen it yet today everything seem to be working fine today was one of the dates where everybody expected the b.p.'s to be shut off after a document was leaked last year that mentioned february we haven't seen it but it's not off the table the government is pushing through this well if it's not happening immediately tell me how serious beijing is about this. well they have been emphasizing that they want to shut down foreign v p m's i'm license the p.m.'s. they are keeping emphasizing it everybody expects something to happen what exactly though and when nobody knows but that's also part of the tactic there is no clear date there is no clear announcement the only thing is that they have been emphasizing that. companies foreign companies and individuals would have to use registered license v p n's that run via chinese service metis tell us
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a little bit more about why china is actually doing this it seems to be going to quite some lengths to gain control i guess over what's being communicated and what's being used and created on the net or via the web. yes i mean internet censorship has been a top priority for the government for a long time and b p n's used to be one of the most reliable ways to get around this censorship so if they are now shutting down the v.p. ends it may basically means they want to enforce censorship another thing is that v p n's is also also a means to securely communicate with the outside world for companies for foreign companies that have their headquarters outside of china and what is relatively new is that these businesses are told that they will also be subject to these
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regulations and the chinese government seems to be caring less about what their security need is now that of officials there realize that censorship is a great way of stifling creativity and creativity is a great thing too. to use to get your nation to transition into a high tech economy at a time that china is doing its best to keep growth up nice and high which is one reason why it wants to go high tech what why scare away foreign investors. well the internet is something the chinese government is very has a very special view about they want to have their own cyber space. as some people call it the chinese internet cyberspace that is individual or foreign influences they have been building. a big internet companies comparable to
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google and amazon or facebook and they have been for years keeping these big american companies out of the business so then they can create their own internet that is easier controllable that is less reliable on foreign influences this is a has been a policy for for a long time and cutting off the the v.p.n. in that regard is not a change in policy china believes that it can build their internet without relying on foreign investments too much but he is building a forest in beijing thank you for british prime minister tourism is also in beijing where she's been talking business with chinese counterpart xi jinping she's hoping to forge closer trade ties with the world's second largest economy before the u.k. leaves the european union countries are expected to sign deals worth of a nine billion pounds before the end of days visit china has already agreed new
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measures to improve market access and to lift the ban on british beef exports to china. facebook says it's concentrating on quality not quantity that says the world's biggest social media network announced results today that beat expectations profits were up twenty percent to almost four point three billion dollars but shares both sharply c.e.o. mark zuckerberg saying time spent on the site is down fifteen million dollars a day that says the media giant doubles down on its strategy to remove click bait and increase meaningful interaction on the site. back to sue me and a key city in iraq trying to restore normalcy and mosul was a symbolic city in the fight against a so-called islamic state jihad a sees that in two thousand and fourteen using brutal punishment to crush any opposition the iraqi government regained control six months ago with an all out siege that left mosul in ruins years of occupation and
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war have left its inhabitants struggling to rebuild their shattered lives. thousands of children fight to survive among the ruins of mosul many are often most to traumatized by the brutality of the so-called islamic state and by the fighting which freed the city. monks there are no jobs i had to leave school to help feed my family but my father is dead. killed him in front of me. i should go to hell the boys tell us they united by hatred for the extremists and once ruled their city that we visit a school stand up all those who have lost a relative says the teacher the children's parents of perpetrators and victims alike. how would it have been this but we wanted to reconcile children of biters and their victims if we gave them counseling but i fear it's didn't do much with.
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the street children tell us that bad memories haunt the city they cannot turn off the painful thoughts thousands of children abandoned. many may have left their futures behind them before they've even begun. germany's parliament today agreed on a new policy on refugee family reunification while the far right party has criticized the changes as far too liberal many others feel they don't go far enough currently some asylum seekers already in germany including many syrians were fled the civil war cannot bring their family members here these are migrants who do not face political persecution or enjoy the protection of the u.n.h.c.r. refugee convention the new policy agreed today will reopen the doors to up to some one thousand people every month. and for more let's talk to our political correspondent kate brady who joins us by kate so this new law as we said allows for
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a thousand people up to one thousand people gather every month to join their relatives here in germany so what does this mean for people who are already here. exactly so from august first this year up to one thousand refugees per month will be able to be brief united with their family members provided that they are direct relatives of refugees already living here in germany now on top of that one thousand there are also expected to be x. section cases and these are be described as cases of extreme hardship now it's not exactly clear who will be included in those cases and it's also worth bearing in mind that at the moment there is still a suspension in place on family reunions for refugees who have this subsidiary protection or who have limited refugee status here in germany and that's usually refugees who have fled civil war and what does it have to return to their country
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their home country once that civil war is over and that suspension was jus to expire in march but today that was extended until july thirty first so how will these cases up to a thousand people a month be chosen exactly as i despite this law being passed today there's still a lot of details still unclear and exactly how these one thousand people permitted to come to germany will be selected every month is also unclear right now what's even more annoying is exactly how these cases of extreme hardship will be judged and also whether refugee with this limited protection with limited refugee status will also be included in those cases of hardship so there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding this law and the final details i get to be hashed out in the coming weeks so how big of a role is this new law playing in germany's ongoing coalition talks. it's certainly
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a breakthrough for the social democrats and the conservatives refugee policy has always been quite a contentious issue between the conservative union and the s.p.d. such this certainly shows that they're making progress in these talks but there is still going to be some domestic obstacles especially when it comes to issues such as work contracts and health insurance here in germany so we still have quite a way to go but if talks succeed then we are expecting a deal to perhaps be on the table as soon as sunday night but for now we'll just have to sit and wait just a little bit longer. political correspondent kate brady thank you kate. you're watching news still to come more than three million syrian refugees are currently living in turkey we visit one family getting vital assistance from the european union but for how much longer. we catch up with
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a multimedia project about artists and their right to express their views freely. d.w. dot com or freedom. what a lot of people suffering from. programs fighting over. the food. welcome back you're watching news our top stories a sports court has overturned lifetime ban saw dozens of russian olympic athletes
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accused of doping but the international olympic committee is warning the ruling could harm the future fight against doping it's uncertain if the athletes can compete in the winter olympics kicking off next week and the f.b.i. has condemned the white house plans to release a classified memo on the russia election investigation the law enforcement agency says it has great concerns about the accuracy of the document republicans say it reveals surveillance abuses by the f.b.i. and the justice department. now almost two years ago at the height of the migration crisis the european union and turkey struck a deal turkey would receive billions to distribute aid to reduce the numbers of people trying to reach europe so how has that deal turned out for everyone involved . when the e.u. came up with its plan to reduce the number of people arriving on greece's shores from turkey it decided to offer a large carrot to ankara. excess aside three billion euros to help turkey host huge
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numbers of refugees so far almost one point eight billion euros have been paid out of that fund so where does that money go most of it as channeled into humanitarian support providing food shelter education and health care but has the deal prevented refugees and migrants training at sea in the year before it went into force one thousand one hundred fifty people died or reported missing in the a j and that number was down to sixty two over the past twelve months the drop in fatalities is down to a huge full in the number of irregular crossings from turkey in the year before the deal an average of two thousand seven hundred refugees and migrants were arriving on the greek islands every day since the deal that numbers dropped to an average of a see one another cornerstone of the agreement was to settle syrian refugees across the e.u. and show there's a safe legal route to europe. since the deal went into force just over eleven
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thousand seven hundred syrians have been resettled in the e.u. from turkey almost three thousand eight hundred of them have been taken in by germany were. turkey still hosts well over three million refugees from syria and more than a third of them receive aid directly from the e.u. final through debit cards the scheme gives them access to a fixed sum of money per month but with the program the end date looming those dependent on it are worrying once again about what the future will bring. shopping at her local supermarket it's a special moment for her a refugee from syria. finally she can afford the basic necessities needed for her and her family and death of that and getting sugar that doubles cooking oil and diapers for the children that's what i usually buy here that. the money comes
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from the european union one hundred fifty euros are transferred to a special debit card every month twenty five euros per person for her husband and their four children it's not much but it's enough to cover the rent and provide enough food for the first half of the month. the family fled aleppo two and a half years ago as the syrian government and rebels battle for control of the city . friends who stayed behind told them their home was destroyed in the fighting. an element of a free home that i ran away for the sake of my oldest son one day an aircraft attacked us in aleppo and he hid in a closet instead of running outside he was that scared for. i don't want to go back there. but at aqaba you're thirty. the family of six now lives in an abandoned shop on the outskirts of gaza young tep in southwest turkey they don't receive any financial support from the turkish government and before the
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e.u. funding the family had to borrow money from friends and neighbors. right here. the debit card really helps us before we were always in debt. now we can pay our rent electricity and water bills we can have a better life shelley. who does husband who didn't want to be filmed could only find work as a junk collector but it's not a reliable source of income. their eldest son ten year old mohammed works in a shoe shop to bring in some extra money. more than three hundred thousand syrians have fled to gussy on tap in the surrounding area since the beginning of the war it's home to some of the most impoverished refugees nearly one in two receives financial aid from the european union were using demographic criteria right now to
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identify the most vulnerable families that includes things like whether you have a disabled member or whether you have an elderly member of the number of kids that you have in your family as a humanitarian donor we are needs based organization that responds to emergencies so we are absolutely ready to respond if and when needed. the e.u. support programs are only shared tool to run until the end of the year european leaders now have to decide whether or not to extend them. outta hopes they will for the sake of muhammad come spring when her husband begins to earn more money he'll finally get to start school. and then out of the effort that he'll go to work until the end of this month then we'll send him to school so he can learn turkish he isn't very good at it yet. cannot handle lebanon there. i want to go to school more often. huda hopes she and her family will have
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a future here in turkey but that depends on whether the european union continues to support them. more of this story now with our correspondent max hoffmann in brussels and yulia han in if them both good to have you both max let's start with you in brussels a two years on from the steel being assigned how has it turned out from the for the e.u. . the goal of the you back then was to reduce the number of migrants coming into the union drastically and we just saw the numbers in that first report at the height of the migration crisis in two thousand and fifteen there was a day where ten thousand people entered the european union now you have an average of about eighty people so that goal definitely was achieved it is a success from the point of view of european union officials of course you have n.g.o.s who highly criticized the move saying the refugees aren't treated the way that is supposed to be treated in turkey there are civil rights issues there are humanitarian issues but also in greece in the camps where the migrants are usually
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stuck if they do make it to the european union you are coming to you what is unclear as view on the agreement didn't get what it wanted. no they didn't and while a certain a u.n. agencies as mentioned are celebrating this deal as a success we're hearing quite the opposite from ancora prime minister for example recently just said again he things this deal and i quote him here is a big big lie. queues in the e.u. of not keeping its promises because this agreement was initially about financial aid about money but also about political concessions such as a visa free travel for turkish citizens who want to go to europe that didn't happen and encore also complains that the funding is actually coming in too slow and it would rather have the money directly coming into its government budget instead of to n.g.o.s and u.n. agencies but of course for the obvious reasons told us about it brussels is not
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willing to directly fund the turkish government ok so two very different perspectives on the still max political tensions with turkey have also put a strain on this agreement you have a german citizens that have been imprisoned in turkey also recently turkish troops attacked our kurdish nato allies in syria can you continue to work with al gore on this. we really need to separate the two issues on the one hand you just mentioned it we have nato in where at the moment in northern syria you have one nato ally being pitted against the other one being turkey against the united states of america that's a huge problem for nato keep we'll keep you posted on the developments here trying to dig up some stories for you on the w. news for that now the other part is the european union what they identify with the values of the european union that are at the moment definitely not compatible with many things that are happening in turkey i mentioned earlier civil liberties humanitarian issues there but the bottom line of it all is that the european union
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seems to think that the advantages that they get through that migration deal on the one hand outweigh the disadvantages that we just mentioned so this is a pure purely pragmatic decision and then of course you have the politicians in the european union who say listen this is still better because we have a channel of communication through that deal through other means and through that we can try to influence what's happening in turkey that gives us some kind of leverage max i want to ask you about those disadvantages you mentioned what the end of the deal actually mean for the e.u. well most likely it would mean that you have the migrants numbers increasing again although the. securing of the borders the outer borders of the european union is better nowadays that used to be it's tighter than it used to be it's but still likely fair and issue that is without a doubt at the moment the most contentious issue in the european union migration that's barely kept in check because of that deal so that would be
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a big problem but let's not forget and i'm sure you could tell us a lot about that part of that probably has more to lose here is turkey because by far the biggest business economic partner of turkey is the european union yulia is that true you know turkey has threatened to end this deal several times but isn't it also benefiting from the funding it received. well yes turkey can actually use all the help it can get considering the figures of refugees here turkey is hosting more refugees than any other country in the world and differently actually i have to mention this because we saw in the report a family living in a camp but only a few refugees are actually living in cambs only two hundred thousand of them most of them are struggling to survive in the big cities for example here in istanbul they work in the informal sector they don't have any social security and their situation is also leading to rising frictions with host communities so turkey is
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facing a huge huge social integration challenge and here it definitely needs help yes there is the threat that turkey will send over three million syrian refugees to western europe and i'm sure if the turkish coast guard would just look the other way there would be again more boats coming to europe but this threat is being used politically strategically i don't see turkey i don't see any signs of following through on this but. as yulia han and max hoffman reporting for us thank you both now german astronaut alexander guest is going through the final preparations for his next mission to space at the end of april hill embark on the horizons mission to the international space station it will be a second time aboard the i assess and he'll be taking charge of the orbital lab for half a year the debris is yuri or shadow caught up with gas star city the russian space training south of moscow. these spacesuits aren't for lightweights if they're to the scales at around ten kilograms each one's in space to ensure that alexander
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garrett and his crew mates sergei prokofiev and syriana and chancellor can survive in a vacuum which it will be the first time a guest will serve as commander on the international space station is not mine they're on the tip of it this is the same space suit i wore when i landed last time and you can still see traces of sort from my exit from the capsule i'm one of the few walking ones allowed to train in my own spacesuit i'll get a new one for the next flight it's tailor made for me and ready to go. by the by. this is the view alexander guest had on his first space flight. in twenty fourteen of the geophysicist became the thirty german to fly to the international space station during his next mission called horizons the crew will conduct about eighty experiments some a new others guest performed on his first flight.
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this fits and it will be a little like coming home and i've spent around six months of my life there and have nice memories from the last time i'm really looking forward to this for. the training center in the so-called star city near moscow is steeped in history generations of cosmonauts and quite a few astronauts who went back to tear star city of this once top secret town it was built during the space race between the u.s. and at this union a trip to star city today is a journey of the past the present and the future of space exploration the immediate future of space research belongs to these three astronauts to ensure their flight on the sixth of june go smoothly they're doing takeoff blending and docking exercises in a reconstruction of their original star use based. perhaps. the ground control staff has installed some system failures to simulate up to twelve breakdowns
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a date. any one of them could be fatal if undetected and left on resolved that's why the astronauts say the space of the training is the most difficult demanding intense concentration and rapid decision making capacity. by system is a cruise missile we know this involves more of a risk than traveling by train. but we're not flying this mission just for fun it's for scientific experiments. we're doing space research for the greater good and that's why i'm prepared to take this higher risk. sequence. for two years after the first spaceflight by a german alexander guest will be the first to german come under on the international space station. the horizons mission will take off from the by canoe a space launch facility in southern kazakhstan face some.
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you're watching news still to come acting legend daniel day lewis retires in style with his latest and last film phantom threat and it's received a six i ask when i mention all the details. but first she was leader looks worried about the rapid pace of change on the communist island ben is back with more on that someone else's aging getting worried about it maybe two years after taking office president castro opened the door to private enterprises in cuba's state dominated economy the money came pouring in but eight years later on the verge of leaving office castro has slammed the brakes on private businesses raising questions about the nation's economic. ivana is a popular destination for cruise ships and not all visitors to the cuban capital want to pay for state run towards many prefer smaller private run options but many
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cubans are concerned about current political developments in august the government instated a ban on setting up new companies the ban was necessary it said to enable new doors to be passed to curb illegal practices in the tourist industry. once those were in place the expansion of new companies would continue apace but that was six months ago and as yet there's no sign of progress many now fear the party is divided on the future of private enterprise. but we were all surprised when business licensing was suddenly suspended then in august many thought the ban would soon be lifted and they'd be able to set up private businesses again now more and more cubans believe that there's some internal disagreement with the government about the process of expanding prime businesses. cuba opened the door to small private enterprises in two thousand and ten the economy was in
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a mess and the government was forced to cut thousands of jobs self employment seemed to offer a solution a move that led to a rush of new small businesses from entrepreneurial street vendors to head dresses and bed and breakfasts but the cuban state still controls eighty percent of the economy and many now fear that any steps towards relaxing that grip may be heading towards a dead end. if it doesn't rain in the next couple months south africans will be left high and dry you can see how dramatic the situation is getting from the satellite pictures how fast the water is falling in this town for example just over several weeks cape town is totally reliant on reservoirs for its water supply solutions a needed and quick. queuing for one of life's essential has become part of everyday life in cape town and conserving it's a civic duty from february the first water consumption has been limited to fifty
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liters per person per day in germany the average consumption is one hundred twenty liters the only now having a plain been here for more than ten years this has been happening the drought has been happening. the only planting now. over the past twenty years cape town's population has doubled to four million and add to that the two million tourists that come each year and it's no surprise that the city's water needs skyrocketing yes one hundred forty we're going to get older. it's tough but what can you do we all need the water it's the large shows. and we just go where the poor most residents are taking the restrictions and mistry us if it doesn't rain soon and the cities will to use isn't drastically reduced by mid april the south african city could find itself in a desperate situation. a
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new film with daniel day lewis is nothing less than a cinematic event the british irish actor is the only man in history to have won three oscars for a leading role and now he's in the running again for a fourth phantom thread opens in european theaters this weekend karen house that is here from our culture desk to tell us more about this and we need to talk about this not only because it looks like a really beautiful film but it also could be done all day with this last well this is what he said he shocked the entire film industry last summer with that and we have of course of course heard statements like that before from from people like whacking phoenix and seen it seen it turn around obviously even daniel day lewis i think took a took a semi retirement number of years ago but he's at a different stage of his career now and it's interesting he took this decision after finishing phantom's thread. that's a whole lot more serious about it he says that the film left him feeling overwhelmed left him with an overwhelming sadness. it's his second collaboration with the director paul thomas anderson who is just as much of
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a perfectionist as the actual character that he's playing so that the two of them really created this role together so you could say it's tailored for him. to do the do the latter unintended but let's just have a quick look. daniel day lewis plays fanatical reynolds would call the character was named by himself the self-proclaimed confirmed bachelor works in the center of high fashion in one nine hundred fifty s. london. soon meets the strong willed played by the charismatic. and the unsolvable puzzle of love begins. you have to know me. and. thread is the second collaboration between director thomas anderson and daniel day lewis takes on themes surrounding love fashion and obsession. with nothing for you for
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a very long time. to have. interesting chemistry and for very short short excerpts this is a quiet film about a dressmaker and yet it's already gotten six also combinations unbelievable i think best costume design was a given obviously there's some incredible work done there and the show was really run. during the scenes anderson really takes us into this very sort of deep almost superstition that's quite typical of the fashion world of the fentons threats are these little messages that the reynolds sows into the linings of dresses to sort of send them off with the wearer so it's a story about love it's a story about control about it's
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a battle of wills really and how incompatible all of these things can be in the face of creative genius the actress vicky creeps is also an incredible match for him. it's a real sparring sort of a man takes far and if you're a fan of daniel day lewis which i am he has this almost obsessive energy in his acting doesn't absolutely and some people do find him too much definitely you know he's known as the method man so he's an actor who takes the idea of method acting to an absolute extreme he doesn't just study a role he actually becomes the role and he doesn't leave it behind when the camera stops rolling so he actually learned dressmaking for this particular role and let's have a look at some of the other greatest performances. daniel day lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors in the history of film the english irish actor is famous for taking his acting preparation to extraordinary lengths there's not much he won't do
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to get under the skin of a character he's the only person to have won three academy awards for best actor the nine hundred eighty nine gritty and uplifting my left foot directed by jim sheridan the film follows the true story of cerebral palsy christy brown who overcomes illness and poverty to become an author painter and poet. could two thousand and seven there will be blood a tale of greed and obsession in a louis place a silver mine a turned on oil man on a ruthless quest for wealth the film was directed by paul thomas anderson was. the two thousand and twelve american epic history drama lincoln sees lewis brilliantly play none other than the us president abraham lincoln. in spite of his many accolades louis has never courted fame and seems wholly
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uninterested in celebrity only the work that needs to be to him. and karen you see there what a wide range of world sees actually credible he really melts into all of the lemon you probably remember his incredible portrayal in last of the mohicans i mean he actually lived in the forest and practiced shooting and trapping and for that one there are critics who said that he has actually taken the method aspect of it a little bit too far that he's actually succumbed to it. and he does definitely have trouble leaving a role when it's over which is perhaps explains this sudden turn of face and he's actually said it's like a period of the reason and when he gets when the filming stops and that's perhaps why you need such long breaks and so it's a gamble with his own creative energy on the up on the other hand it's not an amazing career. there's a rumor that he now wants to go into dressmaking so there you know he'll be missed on the big screen but we're going to finish perhaps just with an excerpt of one of my favorite films of the cure in one of the fanfare of being from right back in one
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nine hundred eighty eight directed by philip kaufman with. dr tamasha that. memorable stuff and i think we could forgive him if he decides to go back on this decision. all right celebrating daniel day lewis in his newest film phantom thread perhaps right our culture editor karen hopes that thank you very much. that's all we have time for phil go have your own latest news update right here in the news at the top of the hour.
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a train trip to remember. this fake tap your views. across a continent the body slumped. go for travelling by train in panama fifteen minutes following the totally. yeah. and i think one day this war will be considered cruel and unjust war where. certainly all citizens of ukraine every man woman and child the only friend their homeland is the enemy invades. no one wants russia here which is the. middle against global news that matters. d.w. made for mines. crime fighter the new season of radio crime thriller speak.
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to mr bartlett. and tricky for investigative pieces that keep you on your toes crazy series at the best idea ever so every young person leads into crime fighting and shan't tell a friend tell a friend. finders missing. plane. the world population is increasing the climate is trying to it's getting warmer and there are going to be more and more places where you cannot grow traditional crops we have to fix that some the white to do that is to use the modern tonight a modification methods to make that across it is a gulag sipho than anything we've done by traditional genetic modification in type one to meet you know exactly what it is you put it into another plant to come out exactly where it's gone i think we will be able to provide enough food for people
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by twenty fifty if we can make crops that will grow under a semi arid conditions this will achieve a much greater stability in the food supply that we have at the moment. this is the leader's life lead america's intelligence agency clashes with the white house the f.b.i. says it has grave concerns about the accuracy of a secret number on the russia investigation the president trumps administration is
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pushing for the documents released. on the court of arbitration for sport the first this lifetime bans for dozens of russian athletes accused of doping but it's not clear whether they'll be able to take part in next week's winter olympic games. i feel welcome to the program we started the united states where the f.b.i. has condemned plans by the white house and house republicans to release a secret memo lyta that memo alleges that the f.b.i. abused its surveillance powers when he investigated the trump campaign the agency contests the documents accuracy while democrats say its release could undermine investigations into russian interference in america's twenty sixteen presidential election. was really still. at work on.
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a quick exchange overheard after donald trump state of the union speech on tuesday night the us president reassures a republican lawmaker that he has every intention of putting out the memo that's polarizing washington. i just wrote the memo was commissioned by devin newness chairman of the republican house intelligence committee and it describes alleges surveillance abuses by f.b.i. and justice department officials looking into possible ties between the truck campaign and russia investigators are accused of failing to disclose that their probe was partly based on research financed by hillary clinton's campaign republicans claim this shows anti trumbo bias at the f.b.i. they're calling for the memo to be released. there may have been milf eason's at the f.b.i. by certain individuals so it is our job in conducting transparent oversight of the
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lead of the executive branch to get to the bottom of that sunshine is the best disinfectant and so what we want is all of this information to come out so that transparency can reign supreme and accountability can occur but the f.b.i. has warned against releasing the dossier in a rare public rebuke we have grave concerns about material admissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy for their part democrats claim the memo cherry picked highly classified information in an effort to discredit the russian best a geisha led by robert mueller. this is not about the facts this is about and there it is the chairman wants to put out misleading there it is to undermine the f.b.i. undermine the department and ultimately undermine bob said gentlemen tensions between the trump white house and investigators has been mounting days ago the f.b.i.'s deputy director andrew mccabe quit and now an open confrontation looms
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between the head of america's top domestic intelligence agency and the administration. claire richardson is here to fill us in on what's going on here welcome clear why is this latest clash between the white house and the f.b.i. significant well to understand the significance of this memo you have to see it in the wider context of what's been going on politically with the russia probe now we believe that this memo says that the f.b.i. and the department of justice abused their power to spy on a close aide of donald trump during the campaign season and this fits in really nicely to trump's long held belief that the f.b.i. is against him that you know that they have not been on his side from the very beginning but the democrats of course see it very differently and they're saying that actually trying to release this memo right now is a way to try and undercut robert muller's investigation into russia meddling in the twenty six elections ok so both sides have something to gain from either the the
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release or holding back of this memo which presumably is why it's creating such parties passions extremely divided down party lines i mean as we're seeing more information come out in this investigation we're seeing both sides fighting harder and harder to try and control the narrative and this is a subject that's overshadowed donald trump's entire presidency i think you need to look no further than the committee itself that drafted this bill and voted to to release that it was voted directly down party lines the republicans had a majority so they of course were able to send it off the white house has the last say on whether it goes out or not and they've indicated that they're going to let it go and it could come out as soon as today now to make matters a little bit more complicated we also have just recently had the top democrat in that committee saying that the version that the white house is currently considering is actually different from the one that they voted on which just goes to show the disarray disorder distrust that's taking place even within the
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committee that drafted this memo and why. if. both sides had access to this was the only being released now talked about being released none of the timing is interesting because of mahler's investigation in the rush of probe against all trump and his campaign we're seeing talk to increasingly high profile people in trump's campaign and he's got his eye on interviewing the president himself so if you look at this as politically motivated then you could then as the democrats do then you can make the argument that this is being released as a political tactic to try and undercut the legitimacy of this investigation or are going to see where this will not go sort of clever just inside. no let's move on twenty eight russian athletes have successfully overturned a lifetime olympic bonds for doping offenses the bans were overturned by the court of arbitration for sport in a move condemned by the international olympic committee it is now uncertain whether
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today's ruling will allow the russians to compete in the pill in china winter games which begin next week. the russian doping scandal has dominated the sporting headlines for almost two years after an investigation into state sponsored doping the international olympic committee banned a host of russian athletes from the olympics. forty two athletes took their case to the court of arbitration for sport thirty nine had their appeals up held on thursday. the gas arbitrators unanimously found that the evidence would forward by the hour you see in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case cas overturned the bands of twenty eight athletes due to insufficient evidence that doping violations were committed. this does not mean that these twenty eight actually saw the clear innocence but in their case due
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to insufficient evidence the appeal so held the sanctions and their individual results achieved in such reinstated those athletes could now take part in the pyong chang winter games which start next week but they will have to be cleared to do so by the i.o.c. first the remaining eleven athletes however. for the olympic games in south korea the sports court found they did commit violations but their lifetime bans have been revoked. and those allegations of systematic don't ping by russian or thorson's were first made by investigative journalists to hire so what did he think of this ruling. because of the crater curation of bankruptcy of the doping fight globally because you see that we have here is a really big cover up scheme running for years in russia and it is not disputed by
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the international court of arbitration of sports but at the end the message is this is not sanctionable which means it's a bottom line we are. facing the olympic games is the message is you can do what you want you can cover up was a secret service you can dope. and present unprecedented scale for years but at the end you cannot prove it on the level of individual athletes it means they are allowed to eligible what message sent to the whole world that you can do what you want but at the end you are allowed to compete. now after some of the other stories making news around the world north korean athletes have arrived in south korea for the winter games the delegation landed today on chan and it includes ten skiers and speed skaters a squad of north korean female i'm talking players already practicing with their south korean team mates in a unified olympic team games kick off on the night of february. the u.n.
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special envoy on human rights in me and ma says that militia relations against the hinge of muslims bear the hallmarks of genocide in the seven hundred thousand for him to have fled to ban persistency on the crackdown following last year's attacks by insurgents. eleven people have died in northern japan after a fire tore through a home for the elderly five other residents managed to escape japanese media say the building in the city of sapporo had no sprinkler system because of the blazes not no. kenya's high court has ordered the government to end its shutdown of three private t.v. stations the outlets were taken off air after they covered opposition leader ran a self-proclaimed presidential inauguration on tuesday journalist said they had been sleeping in their newsrooms to avoid being arrested outside. germany's parliament today a great a new policy on refugee family reunification while the far right i have a party has criticised the changes as too liberal many feel they don't go far
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enough currently asylum seekers already in germany who don't face political persecution at home and who are not covered by the u.n. h.c.r. refugee convention are not allowed to bring family members here and these include many syrians who fled the civil war today's new policy will reopen the doors to up to a thousand people every month. let's get more from political correspondent kate brady welcome kate so what does today's the new law mean for people who are already here in germany. so basically fell from the first of august one thousand people per month will be able to be reunited with their families here in germany provided that they are direct relatives of refugees already living here in germany and on top of that one thousand people will also be exceptions what's being described as cases of extreme hardship now it's not exactly clear just yet exactly who will be included in those cases but it is worth pointing out as well that there is currently
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a suspension in place on family reunions for refugees who have subsidiary protection or limited refugee status here in germany now that usually applies to refugees who have fled civil war and would usually have to return to their home country when that civil war is over and that suspension was jus to expire in march but as part of today's law which was passed today they say as being extended until july thirty first ok so this is these new rules that is coming from august because i'm looking is the thinking well the system is already overwhelmed will it be able to turn. well this is all part of the strategy to kind of reduce or take more control over the number of migrants current into germany but as we've seen in the last couple of years the number of refugees arriving in germany has decreased dramatically when we compare to the numbers that were see him back in
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two thousand and fifteen at the height of the refugee crisis so it certainly will act as a measure but it's also a compromise as well we have to remember in these ongoing coalition talks between the social democrats and the concept of conservatives take a very much more robust stance against a more migrants coming to germany and so they kind of see this as a limit but at the same time the s.p.d. has managed to get their exceptions for these cases of extreme hardship but it's interesting that the numbers there because we heard just last week these discussions between the two would be coalition partners that were taking place and the big heard a little bit over was allowing family were you can reunifications this figure of a thousand people per month i'm just now the german parliament is debating it so something has come out of this exactly i mean this is a crucial development in these coalition talks and certainly
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a win for anglo-american he's desperately trying to form a new german government now and mobile in four months since the german election and where expects an if these talks so to see a deal on the table as early as sunday but they still have quite some large obstacles to overcome especially when it comes to domestic issues in germany so we'll just have to hold tight a little bit longer and wait for the weekend to see what really happens. very much for that. this is day dubliners live from berlin mo at the top of the hour i leave you now that was some images of the rare cosmic show known as a super blue blood movement that has transfixed millions of people around the world after death.
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