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this is d.w. news live from berlin at the munich security conference the focus shifts to the middle east israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu is preparing to address the conference after a spat yesterday over comments made by his polish comes a package and arch rival iran will also be taking the stage also on the program and president can do is send on fire and burn victim to be the change that we need to be. in florida greece turns to anger as survivors of wednesday's high school
massacre attended gun control rally close to where the attack took place. on the seas in modern day europe the first german entry of this is berlin film festival transfers the plot of a famous novel to the french city of must say we have a sneak preview for you of christian pets also new film transit. hello and welcome my name is christopher spring a good to have you with us we'll have more on the top stories for you in just a moment first though some breaking news in iranian passenger jet has crashed in the country's southwest between fifty and sixty people are thought to have been on board the plane was on route from tehran. port to the city of yes which we will be bringing you more on that story just as soon as we get it. turning now to the
munich security conference where tensions in the middle east take center stage leaders from across the world are meeting in the southern german city to discuss global threats at a time when alliances that have kept the world stable for decades are under strain with german policy makers concerned that the u.s. is neglecting its role abroad some of the conference a calling for europe to take on more responsibility. fewer weapons and fewer wars demonstrators carry a message of peace to world leaders attending the munich security conference now in its final day the conference is taking place under tight security a mirror image of global uncertainty. truants opium for us europeans it must be clear that in order to maintain our values or prosperity in our security in the world of tomorrow we have to stand united. an appeal against nationalist unilateralism protectionism and for a joint european defense policy at
a time when established security structures are under pressure strained by the war in syria tensions between the u.s. and russia and disagreements between both key nato allies and within the european union brics it for example is raising questions about a future defense policy without britain. but prime minister to resign may try to calm fears by calling for a new european security deal europe's security is our security and that is why i have said and i say again today that the united kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining it europe discord on the inside but presenting a united front it may be a far off dream but a european defense union is underway even if some view it as competition from nato . you know you yes we want to emancipate ourselves but not against nato or the
united states. the message from munich for europe that can only be strength in unity. and we're going to take you to munich now where our chief political editor mckayla proof is standing by for us good morning mckayla now there's been a major backlash i believe to those comments made by the polish prime minister matteo more of yet ski about to jewish perpetrators i believe tell us more. yes basically after his speech yesterday which was once again affirmation to nato and calling for a more united europe he got a question from the audience of somebody who basically cites the case of his parents who had been surrendered pretty much to the nazis in poland by actually polish nationals and he put to mr parmenter moretti that clearly this would in future be illegal and he then responded by saying there were polish perpetrators
just as there were jewish ones as well and this is now creating a major backlash from both of the world jewish council but also from israeli's prime minister binyamin netanyahu who basically called this as a. somebody not being able to understand history he's due to speak here today and it will be very interesting indeed to hear what his direct response on the same stage will be to these comments from poland which after it started implementing this law bring this law under way which outlaws basically calling concentration camps in poland polish concentration camps. that already caused a diplomatic crisis between israel and poland which can just as fact be said if it to be said has now been deepened let's turn to what's happening today at the munich security conference michela i mentioned earlier that some german policymakers are worried that the u.s. is neglecting its role abroad u.s.
foreign policy on the agenda this morning i believe what can we expect from that. absolutely i mean the headline here from the security times which is a publication that is very prominent here was that the big void in the void that cement is the one created by the united states withdrawing from many areas in the world the overarching other issue is relations between russia and the united states and that we saw not direct but in direct exchanges. u.s. security advisor mcmaster is saying that it was absolutely clear that would that was russian meddling in the twenty six thousand us presidential elections with russia still flatly denying that and russia's foreign minister lavrov being asked whether he got a good return on his investment he was asked that by one journalist something that he didn't really reply to directly so the big question here is will that void be filled again the expectations for that are frankly fairly low for many participants
in ok mckayla many thanks for that our chief political editor we came the reporting from the munich security conference. we turn our attention now to the u.s. where president donald trump has slammed the f.b.i. for failing to investigate warnings about the attacker who shot seventeen people in a florida high school on wednesday in a tweet the president said the bureau missed signals sent by the shooter because agents were too focused on the investigation into russian interference in the u.s. election in the meantime students survivors and teaches have been attending vigils in a rally calling for tougher gun control. just days ago these students were running in fear from the florida high school the latest scientific mass shooting in the united states but at the rally they express their anger at the predictable political response to the massacre. i.
got some prayers the house tags all of that we need to make actual sheet there's only so many words that can be said before things move on before the press gets tired of seeing us on the news before people just change the channel. they're calling for tighter controls on the sale of semiautomatic weapons such as the fifteen the rifle used in the attack many of the students said they thought that the country had reached a tipping point. and i'm seeing everybody here. as awful as all this is the fact that we are here right now shows that this is nothing like anything we've ever seen before. but at a gun show being held now by there was some very familiar scenes dozens of assault style rifles were on display organizers resisted pressure to cancel the event in light of the shooting while visitors said the guns themselves were not to blame for the tragedy back at the rally one of the speakers took aim at president although
trump she criticized him for focusing on mental health issues rather than the easy access to dangerous weapons she also attacked him and others for taking donations from powerful gun lobby groups. well we need to pay attention to the fact that this isn't just a mental health issue. it's a simple mistake and donations from the i don't write shame on you. because the powerful message that resonated with the crowds these young americans will now be hoping it makes it all the way to washington. ok time now to catch up with some of the other stories making news around the world israel's military says it has struck eighteen targets in the palestinian controlled
gaza strip that's after it was hit by rocket fire and four of its soldiers were wounded in an explosion near the border with gaza the areas seeing an increase in violence since u.s. president paul trump's announcement that washington has recognized jerusalem as israel's capital. ethiopia has imposed a six month state of emergency following the shore present nation of the country's prime minister haile mariam desolating seen here in file pictures as he said he was stepping aside to smooth the wife of films it's the first time in ethiopia's history that a sitting prime minister has quit his post. and kosovo has been marking ten years of independence from serbia prime minister. saying the country's breaking in two thousand and eight enter a new beginning for its ethnic albanian majority one hundred seventeen nations have recognized corsa five but serbia continues to dispute its status as an independent state. turning to some culture now the berlin film festival turns its attention
today to the plight of refugees in the shape of this year's first german entry transit is based on a novel about exile during the second while or written by german writer zeke us the film's director christian pet salt has transformed the plot of that novel to modern day must say. director christian petzold is almost a fixture at the balland film festival has a film in the competition for the fourth time this go around he's based his movie on his favorite bit on a seekers transit of his would be. his on the run from the nazis in march say he goes into hiding. hoping to catch a ship to mexico before the city falls to the approaching fascist. he falls in love with marie also on the run neither of them are welcome here nearly tolerated
a masterful fist smile on his helmet when you're feeling you're not always on the run but also doing a lot of waiting for the cocktails i think our characters look very tired and exhausted. petzold set the story in modern day france in this manner on a seeger's world war two novel becomes a drama for our time. yes the budget doesn't we here in germany have an asylum law based on the fact that we had refugees the one nine hundred forty s. . i was interested to see if we could stand in judgment of people who couldn't escape and whether we did right by them. also said the right to asylum is today being curtailed something he completely disagrees with. it's a political statement neck could play well here at the bad len film festival and perhaps also with the cheery when it comes time to awards the bears.
sports news now and at the winter olympics in austria as muswell hill has won a second gold medal confirming his status as one of the best downhill skiing is in history put on a master class performance in the men's giant slalom this author earlier picking up gold in the men's combined competition he won by more than a second or two runs that's a huge margin in this event norway's henrik kristofferson finishing second the gold rush could continue in south korea he said to compete in the men's slalom on thursday. meanwhile in freestyle skiing a twenty two year old high flying norwegian has taken gold oystein broth and dazzling view is on his very first run and his score of ninety five point zero held up through all three rounds of the final bra edging out american nick get his last run launched him from the back of the race right up to second place. in men's
tennis new world number one roger federer has continued his evergreen form to featuring italian andrea seppi in the semifinal of the rotterdam open that's a day off to becoming the oldest ever top ranked men's player the thirty six year old swiss superstar who's won the title twice the fool broke said early on and says the first set six three was pushed all the way in the second set though heading to a tie break before fed rather than his dominance he now faces world number five grigor dimitrov garia. now dogs are often called men's man's best friend so one might assume that humans are dogs best friend but that is apparently not always the case of a dog in colombia indicates. this dog's best friend is a monkey. that monkey was nursed by the dog as a baby and now the two are simply inseparable caption monkeys by the way like this one off the sofa high prices on the black market this little guy isn't facing that
fate he has his own personal god joke. and you're watching the news in but they move from us at the top of the out including live coverage of the munich security conference and we'll be bringing you one of the highlights of that speech by binyamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister up next the latest action from the bundesliga. beat the germans. and surprisingly aspects of license culture in germany. u.s. american keep losing takes a look at germany this includes the use of their traditions every day lives and language in this time out of my lungs and i thought yeah we've. got the w dot com the german.