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this is deja vu news live from berlin forever and ever shall stay in their hearts the world mourns the passing of a music legend. and pay tribute to the queen of soul aretha franklin she died at her home in detroit at the age of seventy six we'll take a look at her legacy as a cultural icon. also coming up how safe or italy's bridges with anger mounting over the deadly general war bridge collapse and a tally and tell you that they're worried about the condition of other structures
or cross the country. plus newspapers across the u.s. take a stand against the president's attacks on the media. breakthroughs the enemy of the people they are they are the enemy of the free around three hundred fifty newspapers running editorials criticizing donald trump's familiar battle cry saying it's a threat to democracy. i'm simply so much going to get to have you with us fans have been paying tribute to so legend aretha franklin who died on thursday at the age of seventy six from pain create a cancer her distinctive voice captured the heartbreak and determination of millions around the world she also broke the barriers with power anthems demanding racial and gender equality here's a look at how fans are remembering the queen of soul. you.
may have heard this is a theory for so many of her fans remember setting things right when she's been done wrong. and from the sidewalk outside her father's church in detroit. next to the apollo theater in new york to the hollywood walk of fame in los angeles an outpouring of love for a music icon. she was our queen and made the cut of that is there was no break oh yes p.c.t. . everything that her music awards her advocacy have always been at the front of her songs give you that hour like that confidence to step out in the world.
she was the first ever woman inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame credit where credit was due flowed in on social media from politicians and her musical peers. british singer elton john tweeting this she sang and played magnificently and we all wept we were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time. this from fellow american singer diana ross and sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit of the wreath of franklin. former president barack obama also paying tribute and her voice we could feel our history all of it and in every shape our power and our pain our darkness and our light our quest for redemption and our. hard won respect. regis father said she would
to italy where the transportation ministry has opened an investigation into the collapse of a highway bridge in general what that killed at least thirty eight people the ministry is also calling on the private toll road operator to quickly build a new bridge at its own expense as rescuers work to find people who may still be trapped beneath the rubble there's growing anger over the accident charlotte shell some tell spoke with italians worried about the condition of the country's other bridges. this is a scene replicated across this region homes nestled in mountains in the shadow of towering concrete structures living in one such home as retired construction worker gianni has been here for thirty years for him the branch had long just been part of the scenery but now he's looking at it very differently.
i am a little more worried but first i thought they would have closed temporarily after the miranda bridge collapsed and that they would have checked it properly this hasn't happened and i believe this was careless. with. the mayor and the bridge is just a short drive from here it's collapses made reassess just how safe this. is just. because. i've been thinking for years that something could suddenly happen to this bridge because i believe that the pillars probably only have about sixty percent of them but i mean. compared to what. it's not just residents living underneath structures like this who are now concerned it's also the drivers who paul say that bridges like this every day everybody. cannot help them when you're driving across.
bridges like this one and then not just across genoa there throughout the whole of italy there are many people now asking if that can happen to me like the ill fated brain chain many in italy were built in the fifty's and sixty's they were never designed to withstand the amount of traffic passing over them today and as one expert tells me many were only ever expected to have a fifty year life span. or. new construction in that we tended to forget. that becomes. and the situation should be control of the much better we have to allocate the money from the beginning to be sure that we are. drawing volution of us that are in other countries viscosity is very very strong in italy is growing but probably is not enough strong the company operating the marandi bridge insists its maintenance
checks were up to date back on the outskirts of genoa giani says regular maintenance work is also being done here but for him that's now another reason to worry. but. there's so much maintenance means it's really necessary to run after so many years fifty sixty seventy years maybe we have to consider building a new bridge. that experts say the safety of infrastructure across the country must be reviewed in many cases they maintenance work will only delay the inevitable the emergence of more bridges not fit for purpose. of the fields. not some other stories making headlines around the world barcelona spain is remembering those killed one year ago today when a man drove a van down a pedestrian mall killing sixteen people and injuring more than one hundred fifty the attack was later claimed by the so-called islamic state with barcelona
embroiled in a divisive independence movement victims' families have asked leaders to put aside politics for the day. the vatican has expressed shame. over us abuse shame and sorrow rather recently report about church abuse in the u.s. it says pope francis is on the victim side another report by a us grand jury was released on tuesday and it accuses three hundred priests in pennsylvania of sexually abusing children over a period of decades. and u.s. defense officials say a military parade ordered by president donald trump is being postponed until at least two thousand and nineteen. the parade was originally planned for veterans day weekend this november the announcement came just hours after figures were released estimating that the event will cost more than nineteen million dollars. staying in the u.s. and some three hundred fifty news outlets across the country have run editorials and a sense of press freedom the boston globe newspaper launched the initiative it's
a rebuke of president trump's attacks on the media and his suggestion that some journalists are in his words enemies of the people. in general have you in the press and the president and the u.s. it's a tense relationship. trump has many nicknames for media outlets he doesn't like but one of his labels for the press raised alarm bells. to call the fake news the enemy of the people and they are they are the enemy of the people. his claim that america's leading journalists are a danger to society through widespread and international criticism or they should think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the press are not the enemy of the people. but the trumpet ministration only double down i've addressed this question i've addressed my personal feelings i'm here to speak on behalf of the president he's made his comments clear now the press has fired back
more than three hundred newspapers around the country have published editorials to counter the president's attacks the boston globe which coordinated the publications wrote to label the press the enemy of the people is as un-american as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries. but the conservative wall street journal refused to participate writing that the first amendment does not say that the government cannot criticize the press mr trump enjoys free speech just as his media adversaries do. trump has responded to the nationwide wave of editorials saying the press is free to write and say anything it wants. but he has shown no interest in making amends. starting this month germany has resumed its family reunification program for some of the tens of thousands of asylum seekers living here that's after the government suspended reinstate cations in two thousand and sixteen bowing to pressure from conservatives under the new rules the number of the media family members allowed
into the country is capped at one thousand per month and preference is given to asylum seekers facing extreme hardship d.w. met with one young woman who hopes for a difficult situation will allow her to be reunited with her father. aisa is seriously ill if worse comes to worse she'll need a heart transplant she went to university in syria for five years before becoming so weak she could barely leave her house in twenty fifteen her father went into debt so he could pay illegal human traffickers to take his wife their youngest son and i eat out of aleppo along the way his daughter lost her wheelchair. i had to be carried on people's backs because my wheelchair was gone i was on the verge of dying because the rudeness very tiring i couldn't work anymore my body refused to cooperate me. her oxygen equipment pumps day and night so loudly that her mother can barely sleep. for more than two years they had
lived in a seventeen square meter apartment in berlin this is where they've slept cooked and eaten. she has had to wait for months to get a wheelchair and a mobile oxygen system she hasn't even made it to the waiting list for a heart donor. in the end i am disappointed i hoped that when i got to germany i would get the help needed to get better quickly learn german and be able to resume my studies but unfortunately my health situation only got worse year i started having problems with my kidneys and with my liver my health just got worse and the dollar thought. her mother would like to go to german language classes more often and meet new friends because family reunions have been suspended the past two years i isas father has not been allowed to come to germany
now each his mother has applied on his behalf for a hardship exception if it's granted she would no longer have to care for her daughter alone. been married for twenty eight years that's a long time and we have a very good. he's a good husband a good father. three years of living apart have cost me a lot of strength. to. talk to her father on the phone every day that cheers her up it's her daily highlight. i can't. help that woman and he's the person i trust most i don't have any friends here because i don't go to school her father tries to encourage her telling her that one day she'll be healthy again and they'll all celebrate i.e. issues wedding together just like other families. just as they did at the p.r.
chain winter olympics north and south korea combining sports teams at the asian games to help bridge the political divide a combined women's basketball team is shaping up as one of the favorites for a medal. a single flag for a divided nation this young korean fine is watching history in the making. neither north nor south only korea that's who's playing and that's who these supporters are here to back. knowing the south koreans and three north koreans make up this basketball squad the asian games which start on saturday will see united korean teams in three further events as well. although we've had our differences in the past i think it's about time that we present the differences and try to pursue peace together so i think it's a very meaningful thing that both sides are able to get together and that we are able to represent the korean peninsula as one instead of two separate flags so i
think this is something to rejoice so to certainly is the team's success here in jakarta they thrashed their hosts. but for those involved the united front is less about the score than it is about the message. was an honor to become the first unified korea team coach in history and i'm glad we won the first match so i think our players all think the same thing. very few north koreans have the chance to support the united teams here in indonesia inside and outside the country their travel rights are tightly restricted by kim jong un's regime the south koreans who are here have a privilege and a dream. one. on the basketball court at least one korea is already a reality. the most prestigious event in men's team tennis has been given
a radical make over starting next year the davis cup will be decided by a season ending tournaments with eighteen teams taking part now the new format will feature a group and knockout stage similar to big football tournaments like the world cup. delegates at the annual conference of the international tennis federation voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new format the i.d.f. says it believes the overhaul will be a major boost for tennis. well it is exciting i mean the transformation is unbelievable and i'm so fortunate to be the leader of the organization at this point in time and i think it's something that the board will look back and be very proud and the nations will look back and be very proud over the years but this will help us transform tell us. at the forefront of the transformation of the davis cup is a star not from tennis but football barcelona defenders era p.k. sounded the investment group that struck the deal with the i.d.f. to launch the new format. will create an incredible competition we won this
competition to be at the top of the tent and we work from today until next november to to create this competition that it will be amazing with piquet's help the future looks bright for the davis cup. obvious here with business news now and google could come under fire that's right it can be a before and after for the company google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's work on a search engine for china the internet giant staff and human rights organizations are concerned about its work with the chinese government google is reportedly creating a search engine that could comply with china's strict sensors and critics say that is not in line with its identity as a champion of human rights the internet giant let's remember exit at the chinese market in twenty ten due to censorship its return to the market has now become a balancing act between growing its business in china and maintaining its identity
. the head of the european stability mechanism said greece will be monitored more closely than other countries that have emerged from rescue programs in an interview with the german weekly. leading asserted the eurozone crisis is over as greece prepares for the official end of its bailout program on monday but people in greece have seen little benefit in fact many are much worse off than ever before one in five are still unemployed and a slight economic growth is little comfort for those who saw their pensions shrink to a minimum. fens in august while there's been much talk of an economic recovery there's not much of it to be seen on the streets when you make this crisis is far from over there are a lot of cuts and a lot of difficult years ahead for us. to kick up dust so that the situation hasn't improved and it won't change anytime soon. i'll call mine if it's hard we're
struggling to live on this family business has been here for forty years giving up is not an option for andy and that's his job here he changed his business successfully during the crisis from selling land to reduce base to cut to size form robert like many business people he feels burdened by taxes and demands a long term strategy from the government. to continue we have to. we have to. do. overtaxation as one of the obstacles that hampers investment both domestic and foreign there is little to me as a mother german society for trade and investment we forms are still missing or not implemented that's. kind of the problems remain the same sprawling bureaucracy it's a lengthy procedures unclear interpretation of the laws it is what it is an
investor however need security security to plan when it comes for example to tax issues or financial issues and that is still not guaranteed in greece. it won't does is in money in their life that it takes courageous underpin yours with a bit of disappearance i gotten as eels say around us the german greek to go over the brewery from the burberry and live in point seven years ago and has been brewing his own greek beer ever since he is proud that he manages to stand up against foreign brands on the market. is unique meanwhile greek beers are becoming popular and make up the majority of the products that are now being sold. creative marketing new product lines from premium pills to like some of the success of the brewery rests on different pillars research and quality control are part of it and an export department there are still obstacles such as capital controls but there
is hope that the market will become more flexible. we believe that the opening of the market which was a closed market before one that was monopolized is now a chance for greece to introduce our own products which bar owners can add to their shelves. d.n. tristen domestic product is growing while investors from abroad are still hesitating the greeks are starting to take matters into their own hands. all right for more on the subject we are now joined by york came our chief. karna mr germany school math bank in frankfurt good morning to you and thank you for joining us on the w. now we have seen this bailout of course for many many years and it has been heavily criticized in and outside of greece what's your view now that it's ended do you see it as a success. no i don't think this is a success story you have to see that the european union or europe as
a whole lent more than two hundred billion euros to greece based on tough on so-called tough reform conditions but in the end yes greece delivered something for example they cut retirement payments but they have not delivered far reaching reforms the most pressing problem the totally inefficient optic administration this has not changed and this is a burden a burden a dent but in fact for all private enterprises and i think one of the most prominent symbols of the missing willingness to reform is the fact that the first non corrupt head of the statistical office in greece was sentenced because he delivered reliable deficit figures to brussels you have to imagine but you know that greece was heavily supervised during this process and each and every time it was a decision to make if they would get more money or not based on the progress on reforms
to do you think they just covered up the fact that greece wasn't progressing really well. in the end you can't enforce reforms on a country which is not willing to do this yes you may receive some reforms on paper but not delivered in reality and you also have to see that the donor countries the us and bailout fund they also have no no incentive. to make a negative logic because they lent the money and they have to present to their tax pay is that the money was well spent and i think it would have been better to follow the advice of the former drum fire minister of finance minister in the middle of two thousand and fifteen when he said let them go i think this would have been better both for europe but also for for greece because then greece would have been forced to take all the responsibility for its own destiny and this is always
better if the see all this money which flew to flew to greece. with the reform of conditions this has damaged the relationships between greece and the rest of europe so much. from the spend in frankfurt thank you very much for your analysis and insights. from greece to neighboring turkey the u.s. has threatened a new round of economic sanctions against turkey escalating a diplomatic and economic dispute that has seen deliver a plunge this after turkey's finance minister a bit out of iraq has assured international investors that the country's banks are healthy and strong when the lyrics volatility is pushing investors to put their money in other currencies some are backing the president's call to do just the opposite convert dollars back to lure us. as the lira struggles at all time lows many turks are really in behind president everyone's calls to exchange us dollars for local currency one is then bull restaurant to unseat upon his own novel scheme
to rescue the lira. much the aim is to support the state and support the government therefore we launched a campaign to offer one portion of free fish and bread to anyone who converts one hundred dollars or more to. the restauranteur came up with the idea in partnership with a nearby foreign exchange office and the idea seems to be getting popular support from is turnbull's phish fans. of course i support these campaigns to protect our currency i believe that everybody needs to be sensitive to this matter as foreign currency rates have risen these days but today we didn't have any dollars left to convert us. think it sounds fishy some might say it's simply good publicity for this popular restaurant. the turkish lira hit a record low this week now forty percent down this year air to one's influence over
monetary policy and a bitter dispute with the united states have spooked investors sparking turkey's worst currency crisis in two decades. they're watching d.w. news from berlin assumes from its kind i will be back with more at the top of the hour we'll leave you with a tribute to the queen of soul aretha franklin died yesterday at the age of seventy six. times.
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