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there's a d. w. news live from a call to arms by french president among one calling in a speech to the european parliament michael urges europeans to reject authoritarianism and to send their model of democracy he also calls for a critical debate on the future of all things you also coming up the cold war honestly knowing what happens in cyberspace and i never joint statement the us britain and australia accused russia of espionage and planning to sabotage western infrastructure and. it is known as a castro alex chancellor merkel who first of all and germany's ambassador to space
now asked not to stand against preparing is the next big step as commander of the international space station. i'm sumi someone's got to go to have you with us french president a man on the call has condemned a rise in authoritarianism in the e.u. and urged europeans to defend their democracy mccall was outlining his vision for the future of europe in a speech to the european parliament in strasbourg he said the e.u. was failing to address the fears and concerns of its citizens and that change is long overdue. he should read don't think there is doubt in a number of european countries and month after month these doubts seeing others call our foundation this into question the fundamental there seems to be a sort of european civil war national selfishness and egotism taking precedence
over what unites us focus accusingly. did he use max hoffman has been following him i know i'm not constant in stress for us hi max we're here to say a sort of european a civil war those are pretty strong words that think should be directed at specific member states what do you make of that. they seem to be directed towards the east member states like hungary with the prime minister viktor orban who have chosen a more author or tarion model as opposed to the liberal democracy that my call stands for but it could also be a message towards the citizens of france because my craw after all is still the symbol of victory against the right wing populism last year he beat a new pen one of the most successful right wing populists in the european union but it is something that he addressed and it's something he wants fixed and the recipe that he thinks is the best one is to promote offensively if you could say promote
directly what the e.u. stands for what the european union values are and what the benefits are for citizenship for his citizens this was a highly anticipated speech max the french president's vision for the future of europe from what you heard what is that there's been. you know he didn't really get into the details here but of course he it is something where you're a european countries are more integrated for example he still stands for the reform rather deep reform of the euro zone although he did not talk about a european finance minister anymore so that might be a result of the risk of resistance coming from germany it is a european union that secures borders and gives its citizens not only the benefit of security but also the feeling to be safe that was a very important point that he mentioned so it's something overall that we've heard
before but presented in rather enthusiastic way received in a slightly less enthusiastic way right now actually also touched on the situation in syria let's listen to what he said cooperation that killed three countries intervened and let me speak frankly this is for the of the international community we made sure that we did this within a legitimate framework in a civilized way that would no human victims not a single human victim. destroyed three sites where chemical weapons were being produced all processed should make. my cop here very agitated even angry there why is that. well first of all he was attacked for those for that military intervention that france flew together with the u.k. in the u.s. last week by some parliamentarian so that got him worked up but it might be
something else too because he really stressed the fact that three countries were responsible for the honor of the international community so that is an indirect criticism of all those countries that really didn't do anything right here and although he acknowledged that those airstrikes by france the u.k. and the u.s. won't change anything on the ground he said it was important to do that to show that those that are in the right aren't always those thought are the weakest once your so this is something that's very close as hard he feels like something had to be done that it's a terrible tragic things are happening in syria and syria and that europeans can't just stand by and it seems like he feels left alone a little bit you know what about finding a common european strategy for syria max. that is most likely not in the cards at the moment and it's been like that for a long time foreign policy in the security policy of the europeans has always been a matter of the different nations also because they have different capabilities and
we just saw that for the air strikes the u.k. and france really are the only countries that are capable of of conducting airstrikes like we've seen them a country like germany doesn't even have the capacity to do that this quickly not the high alert readiness that is necessary to do something like that so as long as this is the case you will always have individual strategy you will have alliances and sometimes germany countries like germany will help probably with different means like training like money and all that and so this works together but it can lead to situations like this one where you have the impression that a man or a michael would have liked to have a little more help on the ground as knox huffman reporting a from strasburg frost max good to talk to you. now to some other stories making news around the world russia has denied a u.s. claim that it is trying to remove evidence of the alleged poison gas attack in the syrian city of duma the u.s. says moscow may be involved in a cover up before chemical weapons inspectors arrive at the site on wednesday.
japanese prime minister shinzo ave is gone to washington where he says he wanted to find common ground with u.s. president thomas trump on how to deal with north korea's nuclear challenge tokyo fears trump might make too many concessions that his planned meeting with the north korean leader kim jong un next month. demonstrators have clashed with police in the armenian capital yet of on for the fifth day they don't want former president sayres seche seann to be elected prime minister which members of parliament are expected to do today the protesters say circassian has been in power for too long and that recent constitutional changes gave too much power as prime minister. of this year's human rights award from amnesty international germany has been presented to an egyptian nonprofit organization the cairo based center was recognized for twenty years of work helping victims of torture in the politically volatile country since president. took office in two thousand and fourteen authority seven person tens of thousands of people and building dozens of new
prisons to house the growing number of detainees says he has carried out this crackdown in the name of fighting terrorism but organizations like media reported widespread human rights abuses egyptian authorities shut down the game centers clinic in february but they have continued to work without it. as a human rights defender who worked for than a deep center until two thousand and sixteen and the founders were not allowed to leave egypt so he accepted the award on behalf of the winners yesterday in berlin to hear thank you very much for joining us on our program thank you for the things i want to start with the question about yourself you were detained in egypt but you were not turned tortured is that correct yes i was. force of the month and i was just beaten for once but i was lucky that are you more than that in the systematic way like what is happening with other victims and other be people in prison for example i was in burgos our own thirty beds twenty eight of them were subjected to
. we are lucky to were subjected to other forms of torture like you could a good thirty like hanging for days what is happening nobody was put in prison e.g. you have been very critical of the conditions that are facing prisoners in egypt to tell us more about those conditions. in their duty to medical conditions in detention places. it was a commune that. did its fighting bieber are subject to me to technically be able are subjected to this because of this but it and they've been in detention places and when i was in britain myself i threw this condition and i know this is not a way of treating be put in detention polices. that it is in egypt seeing everybody in britain not only the people who are in prison for british reasons but other but at the moment they see them they are devoted devoid of old zero rights but the egyptian government denies that it uses torture in prison and why is that if this
proof is so consistent. using this. system in a systematic way to get information from be able to intimidate people in the they are in custody. in the videos are not really systematically and they also subject to my defender themselves to these human rights violations and you know egyptian officials do admit that some progress needs to be made in terms of human rights in egypt but they say that they have come a long way so far do you agree with that no i'm not. they are just trying to deny not at the and they are trying to block media outlets do moderate defenders are speaking about this they are just trying to change is that not if but by another violations of human rights do you have hope that things will change i hope i hope it will take some time but with this regime are you don't have
a lot of hope since this moment that her look tired human rights defender you worked with the najib center thank you very much for joining us in our studio today thank you. you're watching d.w. news still to come a team of astronauts including german alexander gas are preparing a new mission to the international space station we'll hear about some of the experiments they're planning to carry out while in space. but first diplomatic tensions between russia and the west are heating up and i guess how this time it's about industrial espionage and sabotage that's right in a joint in the u.s. britain and australia accused russia of preparing cyber attacks something putin that words that could be used to sabotage critical infrastructure in the west the statement says moscow is also using the internet for political and economic espionage. russia denies the allegations but western security experts are warning of a new cold war in cyberspace is in full swing. the hacking accusations against russia
came at a rare joint statement the british and u.s. cyber agency said russia could be laying the foundation for future offensive cyber attacks they warned that hackers back by the russian government were targeting government and private computer networks. the hackers aim to compromise key hardware like routers and firewalls that would give them virtual control of data flows allowing them to steal critical data and plant the ability to carry out cyber warfare. the attacks weren't limited to the two countries australia also accused kremlin back hackers of targeting hundreds of companies. the the points which this reinforces for us as a government and should reinforce for all the struggle is that vigilance is absolutely imperative in terms of cyber security the announcements come at a time of growing concern about russia's cyber activities last year the u.s.
ordered civilian government agencies to remove casper's key antivirus software from their networks amid concerns the company was sharing data with the kremlin casper's key denied the accusations and in february germany said russian hackers had breached key government networks. the ongoing cyber assault raises new questions about russia's intentions a country the agency has described as their most capable hostile adversary in cyber space looks like the chinese economy is back to full speed ahead of a trade war with the us haven't dented china's growth official first quarter figures out today show gross domestic product beat expectations the world's second largest economy expanded by six point eight percent compared to the first three months of last year the government says china's economy can withstand the looming u.s. tariffs of up to one hundred fifty billion dollars on its goods but economists
efforts to rein in china's infamous small could take that toll on growth later in the year as beijing idols factories and steel plants to cut pollution. as china faces hefty u.s. tariffs it says it's lifting a key restriction that strained times with washington and other trading partners beijing says it's opening its car industry to full foreign ownership over the next five years electric vehicle ownership restrictions are to be eliminated this year followed by commercial vehicles in twenty twenty and passenger vehicles two years later the current rules require foreign carmakers in china to work through a joint venture with state owned companies that forces them to share technology with potential rivals. go straight to done in frankfurt that's big news for the car industry any effect on conscious yes all german
car makers their shares are in the green right now the market in china is for them extremely important for investors it seems that at least the united states is getting more and more protective china knows that they need foreign investments to grow at this record level we just heard six point eight per cent g.d.p. annually so it seems that they're seeing with this now a very good chance to grow faster and knowing that on the other side of the world there's a very protective u.s. president. shares in german chemical john bio also knocked up today what's behind. yesterday the trading day they went up even to a level of true for ascend this is happening because of a capital increase the sovereign wealth fund temasek from singapore's investing three billion euros in the company of those capital increases are in many cases not very much appreciated but investors in the case of bias see all of this very
different buy it can use this money very well remember that the company has been paying a record number of sixty two point five billion u.s. dollars for the u.s. company monsanto and the amount of money that some investors even call for a company like buy are a little bit too risky and they can use the cash now very well done in cope and frankfurt thank you european union has filed documents with the world trade organization to protest u.s. tariffs on steel euro bonds compensation saying the import duties aren't really based on national security as claimed by the u.s. but against w t o rules in march the u.s. imposed eugene's of twenty five percent on steel and ten percent on a limb in yemen although it quickly granted temporary exemptions to the e.u. and some other trading partners but those exemptions run out soon and talks on a more permanent solution go. that's it for me
the business desk expects assuming now in germany is top astronauts is gearing up for a very important mission that's right there had alexander gassed is preparing for his next trip to the international space station in june guess is heading to the ice us with the u.s. astronaut syria now chancellor and russian cosmonaut surrogate for cook if he'll be the first german commander of the station and he'll be accompanied by an unusual robot. this was the view of earth from space that greeted guest on his last mission four years ago he's about to embark on his second trip to the international space station or i assess this. it's a bit like coming home i spend half a year of my life out there and have very nice memories that i'll be happy to relive with. on his new mission called horizons gets to be the first german commander of the i s.s. chancellor merkel calls him the german ambassador to space guest uses the nickname
astro alex on his last mission he conducted over one hundred scientific experiments and a space walk which is one of the greatest challenges for an astronaut. by says he's of course mistaken with his friends and you know there's risk involved certainly a bit more than taking a train not just flying for fun doing research for the greater good of humanity and for that i'm willing to take a slightly higher risk for me. one of the experiments guest and his colleagues will conduct involves a so-called flying brain a robot with artificial intelligence and a measure of humor. m r two d two just kidding my name is simon and i will support you. on this parabolic
flight the robot is being tested in zero gravity as the first fully automatic robot with artificial intelligence simon is unique. the robot will support alexander guest on his space mission by fulfilling routine tasks such as documenting experiments. the first subject of those experiments will be the robot itself life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it. that turns out to be a useful model for gast as he prepares for weightlessness in space. but i think as an astronaut if you fly to space you always have a lot of projects here and there and and you never have the time to finish them so i'm looking forward to maybe catching even more photos over sketching even more moments in weightlessness doing more science and bring it back to earth for the benefit of us all. alexander guest will have just turned forty two when he takes
off so he'll have plenty to celebrate in space. and about me as attending aleksandr last press conference before going on his mission i figure out how are the preparations going. the preparations are fantastic i mean that alexander gus couldn't put it plainly himself he said i'm going to use the the the not rude version it just got real he's finished his training in houston he's back here in cologne at the european astronaut center for a week he's getting to know some of the instrumentation you just heard about simon there the artificial intelligence he's learning how that works he's been told how the columbus lab is all prepared for his mission the horizons mission and he's just been speaking behind here in the presence of some very great astral to if you can see him over here so it's all on so artificial intelligence simon as you mentioned is going to be one really interesting aspect of this mission what else is on the
agenda well there is so much on going to start with alex first of all one of the experiments is my oh my old son's is basically going to look at how microgravity affects the muscular system of this really important because we shoot things up into space all the time that we really don't know how space affects humans in space think about all the colonies we want to build we don't know how space is going to affect us if we procreate there's no not much experimentation going into evolutionary biology so that's going to be really important there's also icarus it's an experiment that's going to track birds with a little sensors in the eye assess will still part the user is they fly past the i assess perhaps allow scientists to track things like avian influenza and even need this so much though on the on the school things that people scientists can't do on earth but they can do a micro gravity is fascinating stuff so a lot on the agenda for them and alexander garrett is going to be the first german commander of the i assess how important is that for germany. well you know this
is a hugely important germany is one of the largest contributors to the european space agency it's got the d.l.r. here this mission the horizons mission is going to be controlled partly in germany but also via houston and moscow this is just a really big deal for germany but you know i was on i guess for an astronaut he couldn't be more on the ground you know have his feet on the ground because he did make the point that it's not only about the astronaut going to space it is about all the teams all the scientists all the universities in europe that are involved in this what three hundred experiments that are going to take place on the i assess and of course this is a his mission this arises mission is just one of many that are ongoing missions so you know it is important for germany but it's also important for europe and sorry there i say be so naive for the world that's all come together hey in space already exciting stuff there so i think i thank you very much for reporting for us there to football now and leverkusen host buyer need it tonight in a german semi
a cup semifinal match it is the next step on buyer's path to a travel of season ending trophies the point is that the champs need to keep their focus against leverkusen without looking ahead to next week's even bigger champions league match with real madrid. with the bundesliga title sealed in april seventh by an a doing a lot more than just staying alive. they rested players in saturday's league game with much and got back but still triumphed five one now they have laid accused in their sights with triple top sweeping the club. we are full. attention is your part because here we relax so we we are very focused you know goes we have many many players that can play. every game so we have equal to with that. sort of a dallas still injured but jerome bowen saying is expected to return against a lay the kids inside who have won their last two bundesliga matches for warm they
both have the ray of attacking talent and could trouble buy on given it's a one leg semifinal and they are at home. forward line is so stacked that stephan kiesling hardly gets a game these days but he told the w. he is desperate to face by and before he's expected retirement in may. sure it's a semifinal against biron of all teams but we've beaten them in the german cup in the past and only lost on penalties to them a few seasons ago in the you write your own history and we have the tools to make our own bit of history and. but that is exactly what by and coach you pine has once he's also retiring and a way of allay the quds mo keep him and buy on on course for a second treble in five years as. finn monday night when it's
a game i thought five or six faced off and what amounted to a dropzone six pointer minds were sitting in the relegation playoff spot while five of were just three points above them the moment the match that came with both teams already in their dressing rooms. minds had the lions share of chances in the first half and for. and again here just before the break daniel brzezinski shot saved by alexander shrugged off the referee though decided to check the video replay for handball because the whistle had blown fribourg had already left the pitch and sure enough mark all of a camp had handled the ball on its way to the keeper penalty pablo de blasio stepped up to the spot and hammered the volley in one meal for mines the first time in bundesliga history that a goal was scored after the half time whistle and minds weren't done yet in the seventy eighth minute shrugged off tried to clear the ball but it was intercepted by robin crays on who laid it on to to plazas to make it to neil with the help of
the post a brace for de blas and that's how it ended two nil for my suit grabbed three huge points in the battle to beat the drum. for we go we have some pretty great images for you nasa has just released of the stunning virtual tour of the moon in i pop in four k. resolution based on data provided by the lunar reconnaissance orbiter spacecraft. pictures come back for more news at the top of the hour.
international space station is gaining a new occupant. my name is simon simon is now treated with official intelligence now the robot is still finding his feet in zero gravity. he'll be supporting his human colleagues. have a safe trip. order to determine. what to look for this. is because of my head to. the south american al qa qaa i think soft. i think i have what it takes to become an internet.
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