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the country and their jobs are robbed from. her. oldest friend wu. visited every news line from berlin the german government take steps to reunite some refugees with their families as of today some refugees will be able to apply to bring their loved ones into the country but critics are calling the procedure a lottery. also coming up facebook says it has on the cover the new plot to influence u.s. mid-term elections in november and that the people behind it got to great lengths
to hide their identity. and those temperatures hit new highs in europe we find out what people are doing the cool down don't ask if climate change is to blame for the extreme weather. i'm sumi so must be good to have you with us a change in germany's immigration laws a set to take effect today starting today some refugees can apply to bring their immediate relatives to the country in two thousand and sixteen the german government suspended family reunification to slow down the number of migrants arriving here now what is left of that cap we need a syrian refugee who hopes that the new ruling will reunite him with his wife and daughter. needs not allow our last look his wife and daughter in the eyes in august twenty fifth teen. allow our is a lawyer his name is on a syrian government blacklist he had no choice but to flee.
i know my daughter but she doesn't know me she calls me uncle will by first name. his daughter was two months old when he fled back then they started not realize it would be the last time they were together for many years he wasn't able to take much with him when he left this precious photo with his daughter his wedding portrait a photo of his home village from syria he fled to turkey and from there he went by boat to greece then along the balkan route. in september twenty fifteen here in germany he has called his wife every day since they parted and every day she has sent him a picture of their daughter. he wants his wife and daughter to join him in germany but in march of twenty sixteen the german government stopped allowing refugees to bring their families into the country.
and it's hard to describe that your daughter is growing up you know. it's pretty painful. only those who've been through themselves know how bad it is about people's families. and these are has long been waiting for the rules to change again he hopes his wife will be given an appointment at the german embassy in lebanon this month these are things that might help that he's attended all his german classes and integrated well. i have my wife and my daughter can come. and that my complaint here. during the long waiting period i mean a great become integrated here. i worked for one year as a security guard and i believe that my family and i can become well integrated here and these are our longs to see his family again but he's worried about how much
longer it might take he's waited three years and it's still unclear when they'll be reunited. our political correspondent kate brady joins us here in the studio hi kate explain to us these new rules who are going to apply to basically these new rules ria stand family reunion reunification refugees with so-called subsidiary status and that means it's refugees who fall short of being granted complete asylum in germany so that basically means an indefinite stay. and this largely affects many syrians of course they're fleeing civil war and if they can't prove that they face personal persecution on their return to syria than they're only granted the subsidiary protection so it's already been more than three the third eligible to come to germany the spouses of refugees minors and also the parents of minors who are already in germany and priority is really going to be given to humanitarian
cases for example young children all people who are severely ill and why has this question of reuniting families been so controversial well this was really a large sticking point when it came to germany forming a new government earlier this year as you mentioned before the government actually . put a complete stop to the family for unification for refugees with subsidiary protection back in two thousand and sixteen and that was large to curb the numbers of refugees arriving back then at the height of what became known as the refugee crisis and so the conservatives were very much keen to keep this stop in place this measure of the greens in the lead still saying that the measure doesn't go far enough and the siblings of refugees are subsidiary status in germany should also be granted the chance to be reunited ok well this is not the only change in immigration rules there's another issue to talk about kate because germany is to open its first refugee holding facilities with several so-called encourage centers set to open in
the state of bavaria now this is part of the interior minister of course a whole first disputed plans to reduce the number of migrants arriving here the anger centers they have been dubbed are designed to speed up asylum processing and the aim is for each case to be decided within eighteen months asylum seekers whose claims are rejected would then be deported from the centers and critics say concentrating so many asylum seekers in one place could hinder integration and lead to on arrest. so kate how much does this actually change germany's asylum policy. well up until now the process of seeking asylum in germany germany was largely divided between local all thought it is a new go to a different office even just very different part of it during this application but now it in seven senses in bavaria there will be room for one and a half thousand asylum seekers who could spend up to eighteen months there while they wait for a decision so the entire process their arrival that registration application and
a decision as to whether they'll be granted asylum or deported will take place under they sworn roof and this is actually part of a six month pilot project and then there is then the chance of four of the german states to actually then get involved as well once that's been passed through german parliament if this proves to be indeed a success and we have also seen opposition parties criticize this plan and ways that sort of this is a huge topic of controversy in this was largely due to the german interior minister horsy a whole for these centers centers were actually part of his sixty three point migration plan which really threatens to turn the german government throw the german government into turmoil just about a month ago and so there's still quite a lot of debate as to how successful these will be particularly when it comes to integrating refugees into german society and whether these centers will actually
hinder that all right our political correspondent kate brady with us thank you very much kate. on to some other news now and activists in denmark are planning to stage protests today against a new law banning muslim face veils are mini cops the government says nick cops prevent women from integrating into danish society but critics say the law violates a woman's right to express her identity we met one woman who says the ban is taking away her choice then demanded. handing out flyers to fight for her faith twelve years ago she made the decision to bail her face but from now on she'll be breaking the law. i feel very disappointed i feel like i thought we lived in a free society where people can believe what they want and they can wear whatever they want as long as they don't hurt other people born in denmark and raised by
turkish parents sarah and her fellow activists are complaining while they still can trying to win support for a demonstration and they're getting that support i think it's a violation of human rights just one other time when men and women are supposed to be working i think you kind of pushing them or away from society and. you accept that there there's like a cultural difference in parliament sara has an appointment with one of the initiators of the ben mats for leader of the governing liberal party is convinced that the cop has to be prohibited even though fewer than two hundred women are affected they find no middle ground. you're very ignorant about. this as i'm saying we don't know why i'm saying we love it why we need. the value i'm saying we live in denmark it's there in denmark we have the freedom of religion
. the discussion escalates into an argument formats the kneecaps stance for the oppression of women that's why he thinks it should be banned. because the job. garments of that thought all instruments. to an end and that in control of women and the knowledge of occasion of the female gender we want to fight that the ban on face coverings is one of several laws the government says it has introduced to integrate immigrants some critics say it will only divide society further and in the end to veils are rarely seen in the streets of denmark. sero describes the new company as a sign of religious humility but if she remains faithful to her believes she faces a difficult future in denmark her ideal of religious freedom could end in isolation within her own four walls. let's get right down some other stories making headlines
around the world symbol boys electoral commission says the country's ruling party has won the majority of seats in parliament partial results from monday's votes for the party has already picked up one hundred ninety two versus forty one for the opposition movement for democratic change and d.c.'s accused of trying to bring developed by delaying official results. blueprints for three d. guns will no longer be made available online in the united states that's after us judge blocked their publication in a last minute ruling the documents demonstrate how to make untraceable printed plastic guns they're willing reverses a decision by the trumpet ministration that had permitted their release. facebook has uncovered what it says is a cordon aided campaign to influence u.s. mid-term elections in november the company says it has removed more than thirty pages it says aim to mislead users facebook stopped short of identifying the source
of the misinformation in february the u.s. justice department indicted thirteen russian nationals for interfering in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election. we don't want people or organizations creating networks of a kind to mislead others about who they are or what they are doing that was just part of facebook's statement as the company confirmed it had removed thirty two pages and a kind involved and coordinated in the authentic behavior the social media giant said some of their activity was consistent with that of the russia based internet research agency a so-called true farm which managed many false accounts and reach more than one hundred twenty six million americans during the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election campaign the vice president is adamant that should not be repeated. any attempt to interfere in our elections is an affront to our democracy it will not be allowed the united states of america will not tolerate any foreign
interference in our elections from any nation state. from russia china iran north korea or anyone else this time around facebook said the fake pages went to much greater lengths to conceal their identities their coordinated campaign of dissent from ation comes just months ahead of the u.s. military. president trump himself has said he is very concerned that russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the vote. facebook admits the investigation is still in its early stages going so far as to see we don't have all the facts including on who may be behind this latest breach. staying with the u.s. mid-term elections and voters in several u.s. states have been choosing candidates to run in the poll in november this year there is a record number of female contenders did it is clear richardson caught up with one that howland who is also a native american. she's
a single mother who once lived off food stamps now dead holland looks set to go from the banks of the rio grande day in new mexico to the halls of the house of representatives hollande is on course to become the first native american woman to serve in the u.s. congress after this year's elections and she wants to help others like her do the same as far as i'm concerned if i want native women or women of color to run to be willing to help them get out there a record number of both women and native americans are running for office across the country holland supporters want her to fight against the long history of persecution of american indians and the racism they still face today so it's a real thing it's not just a made up story it's happening all over our country as a member of the laguna pueblo tribe hollande hopes to set an example for future generations and to fight for more representation in u.s. politics when i think about you know our young native women these two beautiful
young girls here who maybe in their lifetime will actually see a native woman in the congress whereas you know someone like me there was no one that i could. go to to say how did you do it and how you know how can we make this happen she's campaigning to help wrest power away from the republican controlled congress part of a wave of minority candidates who have felt insulted and marginalized by the u.s. president and who are seeking office in response number one question i get asked. well you vote. actually. so i think if we win back the house we have an opportunity to hold the republicans feet to the fire right because we'll be in the majority. in a strongly democratic district holland is likely to beat out her challengers in november she already won her primary by running a progressive campaign focused on issues like renewable energy protections for
immigrants and legalizing marijuana in these trying times for democrats she's hoping to make history and. now the northern hemisphere is suffering through an extreme heat wave here in berlin temperatures hit thirty nine degrees celsius yesterday close to the german record of forty point three degrees in many european countries the hot dry weather is causing wildfires and wreaking havoc for farmers. many in spain had to the beach to cool down he had been issued for much of the country. initially declared a state of emergency raising the health alert in five cities to its maximum level. people in france is savoring every single drop of water they can. germany is sweltering as temperatures hit nine to graze in some places well many
appreciate the sunshine and the ever present time scream the current weather is also causing immense problems in some rivers water levels of drops or that shipping has become more difficult. severe drought has damaged so many crops the german farmers and now calling for special aid. crop failure is causing a shortage of animal feed in denmark a record number of organic cattle have had to be slaughtered. fish suffocating in the water. have been burning in sweden for weeks is the country experiences and precision to drought in greece more than ninety people lost their lives last week in the country's deadliest far in decades. and began on whether the extreme weather is
normal many scientists agree on one thing manmade climate change has a role to play and such weather could become more common in the future. meanwhile the trade climate between berlin and beijing is getting rough that's true and not every investment is welcome these days last week the german government block the sale of a stake in one of its grid operators to china citing national security concerns china has been investing in european companies for years on beijing's shopping list usually high tech companies like german robotics make a kooka but also machine tool manufacturers and energy suppliers today the cabinet will discuss whether to block another chinese take over. berlin will formally decide the fate of machine tool maker life metal spinning today it manufactures materials for the auto in aerospace industries and chinese investors want to purchase the company a veto of the deal is widely expected that was the recommendation of the german
economy ministry following a months long review only last week the german government prevented china's state grid corp from taking a twenty percent holding in electricity grid operator fifty hurts the german state don't care if w. bank bought the stake instead berlin was uneasy about handing a major chinese investor some control over the country's power grid some analysts say that hindering outside acquisitions could backfire. in germany these companies want access to chinese markets. sensitive to delhi cade's are the top big. ones our whole when we do get our government visit to a very responsible but at the same time respect that there is a need for having open markets. for having good relations to time. the government says it decides each takeover case on its own merits but it's chinese acquisitions that have received special scrutiny. well with me in the
studio now as your president of the international business school e.s.m. t. here in berlin welcome. do we really need to be bored about chinese investment in germany first of all and this should be really the focus it's very important to attract chinese investment as important as it is to have german investment in china so therefore it's very important to foster the trade and investment relationship with china and if at all it should be really on very unique very exclusive cases in which such measures are taken look let's have a look at the last one. thinking beyond blocking the fifty had to take over last week it's a grid operator is berlin mori the beijing will switch off the lights here here it may look like but what is very important about this case is that it's actually not really the law that would prevent this takeover so the law would require twenty five percent stake before actually the government can take any actions in this case it would have been only twenty percent so therefore kind of
a detour was taken by including the state owned case w. and it because it's a bank and so therefore it's very important to keep it really keep clear rules and also apply clear rules because as i said it is it should be very unique in those unique cases it also should be driven by rules rather than discretion and what's more of a concern here for the german government the drain of intellectual problem. all possible control over critical infrastructure and it could be a combination of both even though from a legal perspective it can only say any intervention can only be justified based on security concerns not of intellectual property rights because obviously this could also go the other way around and it should be the case that there is exchange between both countries also on those dimensions do you think i mean they they done in government is taken this sort of circumspect road to to block the sale of fifty fifty heads that's a bit of an unfriendly act towards china isn't it and this is why it needs to be
taken so carefully i think it is so important to have clear rules and maybe we need to adjust the rules but everything we should do should always be based on rules rather than discretion and thus it's also important that the reciprocity that we rightly soul expect from china is also actually take into account on the german side. do is germany happy with the response to what you just said about german companies investing in china so germany has increasingly and consistently asked for reciprocity in china the chinese government actually has reacted to that not to the full extent but we see more and more of an opening for example b.m.w. or acquiring more of a stake in a corporation patna the s f actually investing in mess with on a massive scale in china so therefore what they are signs which may also be reflecting the fact that china's on the pressure from the us to open up the market
so therefore we should actually make sure that we won't become a tech about germany won't become attackable for being seen as discretionary. thank you very much for the inside thank you. companies listed in asia as supply parts to apple glowed in early trading on wednesday after the i phone maker smashed expectations with a seventeen percent year on year jump in revenues apple also helped to give a boost to the dow just after the closing bell on tuesday apple reported third quarter results topping expectations with profits of eleven and a half billion dollars its old few of its i phones than forecast but they were mostly the pricier versions with an average selling price of more than seven hundred dollars the world's most valuable tech company also for cost revenues of more than sixty billion dollars for its fourth quarter. the u.s. is considering a twenty five percent tariff on two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese
imports after initially setting them a ten percent the aim is to increase pressure on beijing so that they return to the negotiating table sources told the bloomberg news agency the tax would have applied to chinese products like clothes bicycles baseball gloves and furniture some economists believe the cost increases would be passed on to american consumers critics fear the proposed tariff hikes could backfire and escalate the dispute between the world's two biggest economies. the wait here in northern europe is expected to continue in the coming weeks as the temperature soars off the stale what happens if you have to carry on working in the heat the w.'s reported on the shaft in order went to the streets of berlin for some advice. clearly and has been sweltering two weeks until the moment it reaches record highs everyone here is looking to get down to the heat.
knowing degrees here now in these temperatures. oh you want to do is find a way to cool down but what if you've got a job that means you've got to skate the heat oh. we asked three people with the hottest jobs in the capital. as a champion i just took the temperature here and it's off the scale how does it get here to stand here we're not altogether two hundred eighty degrees and how do you survive because he was drinking a lot stinking cool thoughts and you're just getting used to it so it doesn't mean . i'm trying sausages how do you cope in these temperatures the amount based saying to yourself that it's minus twenty four degrees it's all in the head yeah it's all in the head absolutely definitely it's the money how you do that so it's cool it's
cool but cold. doesn't that what idea works for me and really this is are you going with the book right now i'm at the north pole i'm delighted at the still want to eat carrots as in this heat well look you can see if you visit it. as a z. as a fun and you're used to high temperatures right but you still suffer in this heat . oh absolutely but we have the fire department we're normally used to high temperatures for short periods of time when we battle a blaze that constantly having thirty seven degrees for several hours also affects us even when we wear these clothes which would normally protect us this can sometimes get on your nerves we sweat and we can only get our fluid levels back by regularly drinking a lot as well as getting some shade if we're an action on site and also regularly taking off our protective gear. he says anyone able to find
a cool place in the capital these days should count themselves lucky. we have air conditioning in the studio course as well lucky me thoughts of sweden have also received some response from the dry weather in the form of to rensil rain that comes with its own problem spots the resident of himself won't be stopped by a little water this is what central railway station looks like so the rain friends we have running lots of gets to the platforms. and rob of grains but of course the best mode of transport. from being bad was indeed on the news from berlin you're up to date now more coming up at the top of the out thank you very much for watching but i'm.
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