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simpson and his destruction. starting may twenty third. this is a doubly news light from. trump worries america's powerful gun lobby the us president promises the national rifle association they will defend their right to bear arms less than three months after florida's high school shootings are also program no nobel prize for literature this year after a sexual harassment case leaves the swedish academy in disarray. on the two
hundredth anniversary of calm. as one of the most divisive thinkers in modern history we ask us what they make of the found a compass for. welcome to the program u.s. president donald trump has promised to protect americans rights to bear arms in a speech to the national rifle association convention in dallas as address the powerful guns lobby it comes less than three months after the high school massacre in parkland florida which box nationwide demonstrations demanding gun control of the time donald trump briefly pledged to fight the n.r.a. but today he was fully on message with his republican base. there thank you reverend wright. are r.c. . but they will never. be under siege as long as i
think the president was. always here today to say timeless and. we believe that our liberty is a gift from our creator that no government can ever take away we believe in the rule. thanks to all the men and women of law enforcement was to washington d.c. you had an eye where we joined the w correspondent claire richardson welcome claire tokens for the president's a big themes. well trump's message here was that his administration stands strongly behind gun owners and against any sort of initiatives that they would see as infringing on their second amendment constitutional rights to own guns so he
called these people real patriots it's a massive convention of about eighty thousand people and the reason why this was so closely watched now is because in many ways it was seen as a test of how much has really changed there's been a big national conversation in the united states since the massacre at a high school in parkland florida back in february we saw student led movements walk out protests with lots of celebrities supports and really there was a sense that perhaps this could be a turning point where we might see some tougher regulations on guns in the united states now and we heard during the trump speech that he is back in front of the n.r.a. his fourth year addressing the convention and it does not seem that he has changed his tune after what we saw in parklands he said that he wanted it to arm a highly trained teachers that they should be carrying weapons in school of course when i was in parkland reporting on that story teachers there said that they would rather have school supplies than to have to also learn how to carry
a weapon and use it against a potential shooter but it's interesting to see that we are more or less in the same point at least in terms of the kind of rhetoric we're seeing from donald trump as we were a year ago while you were. well we have elections midterm elections coming up in twenty coming up in november of course and he's really playing to his base at this convention a lot of republican supporters we heard a chance of usa usa people there who love his america first policy and the n.r.a. is a huge factor of republican candidates back in twenty sixteen they spent fifty five million dollars in the last election to help support those candidates so he is there too he's moving back in line with the n.r.a. to try and galvanize this base and told those people that they need to come out to the polls that they should not be complacent and that he's hoping that they will use their power at the ballot box he did probably some sort of controls on guns after the florida shooting he published
a bungled bump stocks remind us what they are aware those plugs of gold. that's right well done stocks are devices that allow semiautomatic rifles which are widely popular in the united states to fire like automatic weapons remember this was the kind of device that was used during the las vegas massacre last year where at fifty nine people lost their lives and the ministration has actually said that it is looking into a ban on stocks. but of course that is pretty much where the buck stops we have not seen serious federal gun control regulation come into effect since the massacre in parklands except for this punk stocks regulation. clear rich city washington thank you. and the swedish academy has announced that it will not so award the nobel prize for literature this year the institution is in crisis so it's humbling of sexual assault allegations against the husband of one of its leading baboons the scandal has seen a string of boredom business in recent weeks promises crowned the world's best
rides for more than one hundred years but will be absent from the mystery calendar until next year. it's not unprecedented but it is rare the swedish academy has postponed the twenty eighteen nobel prize for literature. we have decided not to water prize this year and we did that after a long and intense discussion. but we reached the conclusion that the confidence of the academy is so low in the world of the moment that is the deciding reason why we know refrain from awarding the products. that the body was plunged into crisis last november when a swedish newspaper published testimonies against this man. he's married to swedish academy member catarina frost and sun the jeweler will significant influence in sweden's art world eighteen women accused of sexual misconduct the accusations
include an incident in which he allegedly touched sweden's crown princess victoria in appropriately denies the claims the revelations and the handling of them so deep discord among the academy's members a wave of resignations followed including permanent secretary sorry danny arce. i'm clear now. i'm leaving the academy it was the wish of the academy that i should leave my role as permanent secretary here that. the ouster of ms donna has prompted an outpouring of support regarded by many as a case example of a woman taking the fall for a man's bad behavior. care international says a huge scandal internationally annoyance granddaughter and that would truly god's and then it's unbelievably symbolic when the first woman to hold the post as permanent secretary is forced out when she tries to sort things out that were using it for true in the capital. the nobel prize for literature will be postponed until
twenty nineteen when the academy will name the laureate. let's get more on this from d.w. culture at his account home stats are welcome carol. eighteen allegations of sexual misconduct against the show including on the row over the no right to me years over two ok but no action from the swedish academy until this whole me to issue explodes the room and you're wondering why well i think our women obviously felt empowered by the need to movement to actually make their voices heard as i say this was going on for over two decades but obviously no one was listening and there were structures in place that were quite effective at keeping things quiet for quite a long time they took advantage of that momentum and as we know many institutions have been slow to react until they get really hit with the bomb and can't do otherwise and we saw in the report that his wife is a member of the committee chair of the committee and without but the committee
voted against removing her which seems odd given the what looks like a clear conflict of interest i thought it does seem odd and i can't really tell you why why they did that and why they caused all this ruckus in their own ranks really don't i really don't know how many people do know that i think you have to be a real insider because the swedish academy is well known for being an incredibly secretive group very nontransparent they literally tried to get away with keeping this quiet so obviously you know i think we can basically grant this academy and it's procedure as relics of the nineteenth century and they need to get with the times people want to know what's going on. aside from this that the academy has maintained a generally good reputation throughout its hundred a year history let's have a little over two hundred thirty actually let's have a look at some of its former winners yeah. nobel prize in literature in
award to quote denote the most outstanding work in an outstanding direction that conferred the greatest good on mankind that was alfred nobel's wish when he founded the award one hundred seventeen years ago over the past century it has been given to people as diverse as thomas mann. ernest hemingway. and winston churchill for their contributions to world literature but it's more than just a celebration of the world's literary canon the nobel prizes often help more obscure authors who find wider readership. and this age academy that oversees the prize has also been accused of taking political positions as well like with a selection of the of each the belorussian journalist is a prominent critic of russian president vladimir putin and was selected for nonfiction works dealing with the collapse of the soviet union. the decision to award the prize to bob dylan and twenty sixteen for his lyrical work caused controversy especially when the american singer songwriter seemed to ignore it for
weeks afterward one member of the academy reportedly called him rude and arrogant while the nobel prize for literature has had its detractors throughout its history it still remains the most visible and relevant literary prize in the world. how does the academy now go about restoring its reputation well it can start by changing its rules and statutes and. has actually suggested doing this i don't know if you know that the academy has eighteen members normally and of course with all of these people stepping down they've got chairs that are left empty those numbers are appointed for life those chairs are then left empty until the members actually technically passed away so they are now working with only ten they need twelve to make a viable quorum decision so they need to rethink those rules completely modernize reappoint new members and then rethink their public relations strategy broaden their horizons and just think transparency transparency transparency that's what
you have to do nowadays and this kind of stuff can't go on results it's never ever . now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world gaza's health ministry says more than four hundred palestinian protesters have been injured in a sixth week of clashes with israeli troops along the gaza border seventy people wounded by live ammunition fired by israeli soldiers the rest was suffering the effects of inhaling tear gas. promised and the president mahmoud abbas has apologized for remarks he made about the holocaust earlier this week it suggested that the first accused of european jews was because of their roles as bankers money lenders rather than their religion or race in his apology to mr bascomb downtown to semitism and describe the holocaust as the most wretched crime in history. hundreds of war veterans and civilians have rallied in sarajevo in support of a former bosnian muslim general attitude a covert she had twelve other former members of the bosnian army faced allegations
of committing war crimes against hundreds of bosnian serb civilians during the conflict in the one nine hundred ninety s. . on sunday lebanon will hold its first parliamentary elections for almost a decade the outcome could be crucial not just for the stability of the increasingly fragile state but also for the region as a whole forming a new government is likely to be a protracted process. hundreds of residents on hawaii's big island have evacuated their homes after the kilo volcano burst into life now this video shows lava flowing through the wooded area it's a erupted on thursday after a series of earthquakes and spewed ash and lava into residential areas. it started with multiple earthquakes then a plume of pink smoke that shocked the local residents. ok we just had a huge earthquake and now in the direction of there's
a massive cloud of smoke coming up. after days of warning signs to kill away a volcano on hawaii's big island has erupted lava flowed into residential areas of the u.s. island igniting fires and spreading deadly gases nearly two thousand people were forced to evacuate. since it's right here behind our homes we could hear the. exploding. right for miles and so you know there is a hole is going to still be there when we go back over there. the eruption saw boiling lava flowing directly from cracks in the ground in populated areas and lasted for about two hours. a mandatory evacuation order remains in place in the affected area and geologist one that eruptions could occur again soon. this is day to the news live from berlin still to come called mox one of the most
divisive thinkers in modern history a revolutionary philosopher was born two hundred years ago on saturday so how should he be doing that. helena humphrey is here with news of volkswagens former boss facing charges in the u.s. over the diesel's emission cheating scandal but will prosecutors actually get the house and this is a question this is the very big question usually aid to germany authorities do not extradite citizens but it does depend on the case so that could be a piece of good news for the c.e.o. at least nevertheless u.s. prosecutors have charged folks fog and former boss martin been to court for his part and the diesel gate emissions scandal they say that mist of into corn conspired to mislead regulators and violate. the u.s. plane and actually europe say that stuff at b.w. here in germany support the u.s. charges against the four micio prosecutors meanwhile say their investigation into vinci code is ongoing and will not be affected by the legal process in the united
states it couldn't have come at a worse time for folks bogen the announcement that its former c.e.o. martin venter cohen was indicted by u.s. authorities it came soon after v.w. shareholders meeting where its new c.e.o. old spoke about regaining confidence. most volkswagen must become more honest more open more truthful so that we don't make ourselves more vulnerable again. but is still vulnerable the indictment of ventre core now has many asking whether the carmaker has done enough to investigate its senior executives according to u.s. authorities in two thousand and fourteen the former c.e.o. was informed v.w. cars produced lower emissions during tests than they did on roads. but it is unlikely event of corn will face charges in u.s.
courts germany doesn't extradited citizens to ninety two countries still the former c.e.o. could be implicated in ongoing diesel gate investigations in his home country german prosecutors are looking into the involvement of senior management in diesel emissions cheating and there are lawsuits pending from both shareholders and consumers. u.s. unemployment figures are out and they good but they're not quite as good as some had expected now in april the jobless rate fell to three point nine percent its lowest level since the year two thousand some twenty four thousand new jobs were created in manufacturing there was also strong growth in services in the health care sector analysts say the figures a sign of resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and fears over a trade war. and let's get more now with our financial correspondent dan scored is in new york for us this evening yes quarter some people now saying that the job
numbers were a little underwhelming all they put it into context for us. yeah you know as i saw those some headlines that their numbers were a bit disappointing and i would politely disagree yes we created a few less jobs than expected but then again the unemployment rate dropped from four point one percent to three point nine and that's the lowest unemployment rate since december of two thousand so in more than seventeen years and then also for the ninety first consecutive months we saw job growth so every single month since october of twenty ten there was job creation and that is a new record and then on top of that yes the wages did not really grow that much just by four cents in comparison to the previous months but for wall street at least that's a good sign because it shows that there is not a big inflation pressure at least at this point and therefore we had
a very positive reaction on those numbers here on wall street all right thanks for that yen stay with us we'll come back to you in a short moment but first apple stock is getting a confidence boost legendary investor warren buffett has been loading up on apple shares his company berkshire hathaway a seventy five million apple shares actually that's more than thirteen billion dollars worth of current prices increasing at stake by almost fifty percent buffett called apple an unbelievable company one of the most profitable in the u.s. he's more apple stock than any other investor in the past year. back over to yens then again when buffett speaks i mean usually investors listen have they. and and there rend the stock of apple just here in the friday's session was up by almost four percent and reaching a new record high for the week by the way the ep of stock is up by god to thirteen
percent and those are really quite astonishing numbers and buffett's company berkshire hathaway now owns a good two hundred forty million adults shares and the value of a good forty two billion dollars so really breast taking the numbers that we are seeing here the funny thing is warren buffett usually likes to buy it when stocks are under some pressure and that was true for the stock earlier this year but definitely not right now so i'm quite certain that at this point and that this price of warren buffett would not start buying up of stocks again but he did so in the past and that was good enough for investors to jump on the wagon all right ends quarter for us in new york thank you here is fourth largest airline is in crisis. action a yak has announced he's stepping down off the stuff rejected a payoff aimed at ending months of strikes the news also comes on the same day that
quarterly figures show the company has incurred further losses. it's been a turbulent few months for air france as workers demand higher wages they say are needed to keep up with inflation a total of thirteen will cut its have taken place since the end of february. c.e.o. jle munch on a yak offered employees a seven percent pay rise over four years and invited them to vote for or against this. see if the results negative i can't see how i could stay on his company had to please. in the end just over half of the employees rejected the offer true to his word going to his resignation his successor will face huge challenges the strikes have come at a considerable cost the company incurred losses of one hundred eighteen million girls in the first quarter while many of its rivals posted solid profits.
argentina's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate to forty percent the move is a putting a lid on soaring inflation and helping the country's plummeting it currency the pesos depreciation is partly due to invest is moving their money away from emerging economies and into dollars this is the third time i think we'll think india has been the thank you yes box two hundred years since the birth of that's the most divisive political thinker and economists economic thinkers of modern history called box amongst his many theories he argued that capitalism would only make the rich richer and the poor poorer so that some view him as a visionary others revile him for inspiring wealth or a tear in communist regimes he will be reporting on your show off and hit the streets of berlin to find out what the people think. marx's ideas spot revolutions those ideas originated here in berlin and they continue to
resonate in the city. in eight hundred thirty six the eighteen year old car marks came to study at berlin's university. he started studying law but soon found he was far more interested in philosophy and history quote in the entrance hall of the university of tribute to its former student. what's wrote the philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways the point however is to change it mocks didn't just want to see arise about the state of the world he wanted to do something about it he wanted to shake things up. was the tone of the industrial age and while in berlin marx witnessed the plight of poor workers. it was their cause that monster cup his theories of eliminating social injustice by empowering workers started revolutions and changed the map of the world. his ideology was the basis for modern communism and socialism the defining philosophies
of the cold war which ended up dividing the world and this city. in former east berlin a launching of a new still bears marx's name the boulevard was built as a propaganda project by the socialist regime by the workers for the workers. the last military parade to celebrate the achievements of the self-styled workers and peasants state was held here just a month before the berlin wall fell. but what does mark still means to people here that a government be had a kind of different idea of how society should work that all of those heroes a lot of good stuff. of capital for example which is still valid today ominous i started reading the communist manifesto but you've got to have quite a bit of concentration for them do you know this man. he was
a great thinker in this time of course unfortunately things didn't quite turn out the way he predicted but it was because the envoy. to show my love a man and a weighty book definitely. things that are really just as worthy of discussion today. especially now considering the split in society between rich and poor because they are produced by them through. communism as a political system in germany might have fallen with the palin war but for some of the people here. have lost none of their relevance. just talk to remind you of our top stories. in a speech to the national rifle association donald trump has promised to defend the rights of gun owners as to spite increased calls for gun control in the wake of recent mass shootings including february's deadly high school shooting in parkland
florida. and the swedish academy has announced that it will not award the nobel prize for literature this year after a series of sex abuse and financial scandals it says it will instead award to process next year. as a choice up to date or more at the top of the hour or course as always the website that's t w dot com in the meantime it's star wars day so may the force be with you . glue.
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a man whose ideas changed the world but also divided it. into is he today and what influence does he have on politics and general culture move on the two hundredth anniversary of his birth the documentary marx and his heirs d.w. . close. americas president tells the national rifle association is annual meeting in dallas that he will defend their god given second amendment right to bear arms i was less than three months after seventeen people were killed in a high school shooting in parkland florida then the president said he would stand up to the gun lobby so what's changed i'm phil gay of the invalid and this is the day.