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this is d.w. news live from berlin and the clashes erupted bucharest as ex-pats romanians return home to demand that the government resign say they were forced out of their own country by corruption police use rubber bullets and tear gas against the demonstrators injuring hundreds will get an update from the romanian capital also coming up churches currency is in freefall as trade tensions mount between washington and anchor of the fear of fun just to record lows after the u.s. ramps up tariffs turkish president erred on says his country would emerge
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victorious in an economic war. thanks for joining us i'm area and. hundreds of people have been injured in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in romania tens of thousands rallied in the capital bucharest and and other cities to demand the resignation of the government they blame the ruling social democrats for endemic corruption and low wages thousands of furious romanian ex-pats also joined the protesters ranks they say corruption and poor financial prospects forced them to leave their country. i'm not too far in the romanian capital. leaving hundreds injured.
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bitterest police fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters after some tried to force their way through to government buildings. it started as a peaceful day of demonstrations the crowd swelled by thousands of romanian ex-pats . they'd return to voice angered what they say has forced them to leave the country low wages a lack of opportunity and above all government corruption. but what i'd like to change first the corrupted leaders in romania then the living standard a decent one. right age and it was evident that the government must grant us the possibility to be a normal country i came from bilbao in spain just for this protest of romanians living abroad we're fed up we must be united victory for romania and the many other . protesters are demanding that the ruling social democratic party resign and call
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early elections earlier this year government attempts to wind back anti corruption laws sparked outrage inside the country now romania's powerful diaspora is joining the fight around four million romanians work abroad that's around a fifth of the population many are now hoping to force change in one of europe's most corruption plagued countries. well for the latest from the romanian capital bucharest we're joined now by journalist diana ross sue said and we can see behind you that a number of protesters are back on the streets following last night's violence what's happening where you are. that's right my riyadh people are gathering and they have announced that they will stage a major progress tonight in response to what happened that night and you can hear the drivers are supporting the people and there's a massive there's enormous enormous popular support the protests that we are
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expecting major major protests tonight people said that they are not afraid of what has happened because they are comparing the. what happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety when the communist regime was toppled in bucharest in a bloody revolution all right so protesters responding to last night's violence by taking to the streets again but what about the authorities what's been their reaction to what took place last night. why out of the on the it reaction we had one former president. who had to statesman and to escape. the violence the excessive use of force he had told so called for advance ernie general so he investigates on the special forces and to determine who is right in the process of the crowd. especially for skinhead the press conference. that you're so forth. and they. ask people not to
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bring their children tonight the process because they're expecting more. than. ever meaning it is considered to be one of the most corrupt countries in europe what you protesters want done to tackle this problem. right there is there is a. serious business social democrat party by the way nobody from the doppler money has had any kind of the prime minister is on vacation here meaning. anything are not the leader of the democratic party the people want the resignation of the government the people want the protesters wants early elections and they are hoping for a new political force that might be lurch from the center right there's a center right party a new center right party established by former prime minister dutch on childish
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which was a new commissioner so. they are expecting good topple the government. well among the protesters if we as we've been reporting are tens of thousands of ex-pats romanians who live abroad. but just how much pressure can ex-pats put on the romanian government well actually there is a lot of pressure first of all so let's it does because it was the vote so. between for me and six million people who are working to be in abroad that has brought to bollard the last super fast two presidents we too were sent to rights not not from the social democratic party and we remain that we have presidential elections next year and secondly they are a vital force of the economy because they in the past ten years they have. seen too they were making an economy all over. europe all right diana reporting from
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bucharest thank you very much. well now to some of the other stories making news around the world police in the united states say a suicidal airline employees stole a passenger plane and then crashed it into an island near seattle two army jets pursued the plane but were unable to stop it from coming down there were no passengers on board the aircraft when it crashed and sparked a fire. a california jury has found chemical giants on santo liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who allege the company's wheat killers gave him cancer jury ordered the company to pay the man a two hundred eighty nine million dollars in damages on sun toe a unit of german chemical giant buyer faces thousands of similar lawsuits across the united states three palestinians have been killed and dozens injured by israeli
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gunfire during protests along the border with gaza a volunteer medic treating demonstrators was reportedly among the dead the israeli military said rioters hurled stones explosives and fire bombs elsewhere a truce on the use of missiles and airstrikes agreed by hamas and israel late thursday appeared to be holding. u.s. president donald trump has stepped up his pressure on turkey with new tariffs sending that country's currency into freefall washington is doubling tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum imports apparently over ankara's arrest of an american christian pastor on terrorism charges the liras nosedive saw a european markets tumble president rich of time on is calling it an economic war and promises turkey will emerge victorious. the. president tried to
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reassure a nervous public saying his government had the situation under control he promised turkey would ward off what he called an attack from abroad and called for an international struggle. if anyone has dollars euros or gold under their pillows they should go exchange it for turkish lira is it our banks this is a national domestic battle this will be my people's response to those who have waged an economic war against us. president trying to impose sanctions on turkey because of its refusal to allow an american pastor andrew bronson to return to the u.s. try and strengthen the sanctions in a twitter announcement which adds insult to injury in turkey's growing economic crisis. turkey accuses brunson of espionage and terrorist activities despite sustained economic growth the lira has lost more than a third of its value the turkish population is bearing the brunt. of course where
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frayed our income has less worth and prices are rising for food too that's worrying . the turkish finance minister promised state influence on the central bank would be diminished in a bid to win back investor confidence but it's unclear whether this will have a calming effect on the markets. well for more we're joined from istanbul by correspondent dorian jones so dorian the turkish foreign minister saying he's vowing retaliation against the u.s. tariffs what's likely to follow from a move like this. or turkey can do very little economically to retaliate against the united states but it can hurt washington strategically or u.s. forces working with a searing kurdish militia just across the turkish border turkey considers that militia are a terrorist organization so it could run part pressure on that militia and the u.s. forces there on top of that washington has been pushing lobbying very hard to
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comply with its new iranian sanctions on current major trading partner with iran is seen as key to washington in its success of putting pressure on iran for now of course said it will not comply with those sanctions it's very unlikely in the present vironment it will change that stance. well joy meanwhile the turkish financer has been trying to reassure the public but the reality is that the currency has been taking for months and the country has seen inflation at nearly sixteen percent and now these american terrorists what's the impact on ordinary turks i think for the moment it is complete shock they've seen their currency literally implode in front of them beyond that i think there will be concerns of that if this route of the currency continues it could put pressure on turkish banks the today there is meant to be an emergency meeting between turkey thirds who provides a real border and turkey's banks to discuss the car currency crisis but beyond that the fact that turkey imports nearly all of its energy
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a much of many of the important imports there will be the expectation of a huge wave of inflation hitting turkey in the coming weeks and months on top of that many big companies have borrowed large amounts of money in foreign currency loans to fears about the future of those companies will be increasing the focus of attention and without the fear of growing unemployment tough times ahead for turkey whatever happens. well tough times ahead as you say it's important to mention that the latest u.s. tariffs were imposed specifically in response to turkey's prolonged detention of america of an american pastor would to the government consider releasing this man as a way out of its economic crisis with this passenger brunson has become basically the center of a battle of wills between the turkish and u.s. presidents both men blight betray themselves with strong men and i think knievel will be prepared to back down even though old one is aware of the incredible costs of costing his country what he's presenting this is basically
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a battle for the future of democracy he says that this current sea route is an attempt to remove him from power and he's vowed to resist this that president rhetoric it makes it very difficult for him to step back reports say the americans have given turkey a deadline of this wednesday to return brunson with the expectation of further sanctions they do not comply the stakes are very high in the coming days and pressure on the press president to back down will grow. all right our correspondent dorian jones reporting from istanbul thank you. so sports news now and in tennis and greek teenagers stefano says it has continued his final run of the toronto masters by beating defending champion alexander stare of sissy pos wearing pink battled back from a sect and five two down to turn the tables on german player is there a nineteen year old upset no by the joke of it in the last round he's saved two match points against a frustrated xv to take the clash into
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a decider and says he passed completed his huge win after is there a double fault. at the european athletics championships here in berlin germany's kristin who song claimed a new championship record on her way to winning the javelin competition in song set a mark of sixty seven point nine meters with her first throw of the final that was a massive six meters more than her nearest challenger in songs victory completed a german javelin double after thomas further success the day before. will former tour de france champion has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital after his arrest in frankfurt on friday he was detained for allegedly assaulting a sex worker this comes less than a week after live eight appeared in court on the spanish island of new york a charged with breaking and entering following the latest incident police said the
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