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tv   World Stories - The Week in Reports  Deutsche Welle  November 17, 2018 3:15pm-3:30pm CET

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obviously it's going to be a very tough match but i hope we'll be ready for. two wins from five showdowns with federer bodes well for a third of who is aiming to become the first german to win the tournament since bars back up. you're watching d.w. news coming at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site at state have any dot com i'm a decorated in berlin facing. the. country. with senses. recognize. and experience the inexpressible. the cultural magazine. or its twenty one.
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g.w. wouldn't have to fight in full detail to take you seriously in the world of war here's what's coming up women strong don't go do something else superhero. is more towards smart station alleging brain creasing lean dangerous time for w. for my. view. this week on both stories. the effects of u.s. sanctions on ordinary iranians searching for mines in eastern ukraine. but as we begin in mexico with thousands of migrants are crossing the country on their way to the. us they're completely dependent on the local people for food and water and
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that's creating strains. some bread a warm meal or even socks migrants are getting help from individuals and institutions like in this makeshift shelter in mexico city to be on a good cheer is one of those who turned out today she drove a van over loaded with clothes for women and children. that he went oh it's gratifying that a lot of people are helping that well it brings out the humanity in us and it pleases me to see the difference we are making it up with that well yet we're all very proud to be mexican this is the same against. mexico has seen migrants heading north travel through the country per decades this is a chance for it to express solidarity with them. that is we have to deal with this acutely painful situation to reach out to people passing through it who are working
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on this so that. i had a colombian who dorrance think that we reject that we have to support each other because we are all human beings and we feel for them. but the migrants have not been welcomed by everyone some mexicans have begun lashing out at them. that they have no problems because they don't work if i come here to contribute than that welcome he seems not to having a day at the beach wouldn't wear shirts free throw away the food we give them but they keep their big. numbers but many of them are drunk and you're in a tiny deserve their human rights are apparently worth more than ours and. some of the migrants have experienced these attitudes during their journey. but even so most say mexico has offered them good care. was. one person in so it is we don't like that but i guess we have to accept it we are
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invading their country. now. makes a co has received us very well with very proud because it has given us all the support we have not lacked or closing. mexico a country divided like so many others by migration. the us has recently reimposed sanctions against iran for all practical purposes the move cats the country all from international financial flows this has had a dramatic effect on the country's economy and on people's daily lives. iranians earning average wages can afford little nowadays the value of the iranian currency the reality has tumbled food imports medication and
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electronics are becoming more and more expensive many iranians have little hope of finding a good job u.s. sanctions have frightened away foreign investors german companies that recently opened offices in iran are already pulling out of the country because the trumpet ministration is threatening to penalize them the u.s. market is much larger and much more lucrative. i mean or so today represents the german packaging machine producer multivac in the gulf region it's much more difficult to do business in his homeland because u.s. sanctions have cut off iran from the international finance system. a lot of customers now finding difficulty can do payment to us even these days with the current economy situation and because of the. mentality happening in iran market. a currency iranian currency is also depreciated towards europe and it become more difficult. a simple bank transfer from iran to germany or in the opposite direction
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is now a problem few european banks are willing to carry out the transactions because all the major financial institutions do business in the us and fear reprisals maku spec a measuring of the federation of german banks says the u.s. sanctions are not the only reason doing business in iran is difficult the a canoe from basically we can do business in iran but we have to be sure that it complies with money laundering in terrorism financing laws that's very difficult because iran has relatively little transparency in its commercial sector there is a lot of state interference in the economy even by the revolutionary guard. in the garden and on modern books off. given these doubts a bank would rather stay away from iran comments bank had to pay billions in penalties for violating u.s. regulations the choice between iran and the us is clear for the international finance industry their risk is simply too high compared to the opportunity to turn
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a profit in iran and the u.s. market is simply too big and too important. to land mines and unexploded ordinance have killed nearly two thousand people in the conflict area of eastern ukraine nobody really knows where the mines are laid or how many there are a risky job for months here is in the down basque region. it may look calm now but just a few years ago these fields so intense fighting between ukrainian government troops and russian backed separatists. over and over again the front lines shifted each time the retreating troops left mines and booby traps behind them. it's now up to civilians to pick up the pieces halo trust is an international ngo and the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance organization the challenges it faces in
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ukraine are unlike any other conflict zone so. what makes ukraine different is that we have a real problem with trip wire traps and our organisation hasn't come across anything like them in other countries our experts have had to come up with new ways of dealing with them. it's back breaking work a grenade and a trip wire that's all it takes a few summers after the traps were laid the weeds have grown tall making them almost impossible to spot clearing these traps is as much about touch as it is about sight. there's no way of predicting how far you'll get in there it all depends on the vegetation. sometimes you'll manage twenty meters in a day sometimes it'll be just ten fifty years our priority and all of this in the distance the shooting continues the current frontline is just a few kilometers away. these people are searching for anti-tank
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mines the anti-personnel mine so characteristic of conflicts from yemen to mozambique a less widespread in ukraine. it takes one hundred fifty kilograms to set off this kind of anti tank mine so a person on foot wouldn't be enough. but a tractor very definitely would this may be a war zone but the rhythms of the farming year continue this is all that's left of the tractor the c.e.o. of was using to plough back in twenty fifteen. soldiers had told him that the field was safe. i lost consciousness when i came around i saw that i was on fire i tried to get out of the tractor but i couldn't they pulled me out through the back window and then put the fire out. i'm going to talk with you when i woke up in hospital they told me that only one mine had gone off but one more of them underneath me and when they came to get me out of the
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tractor they had to drive over the mines to. a seal sustained eighty percent burns on his legs three years and several operations later he's still in chronic pain it's not clear whether or not he'll ever be able to work again. back at the site they found a grenade that's failed to go off. n.g.o.s like halo trust on till out to dispose of ordinance them selves instead they must wait for the military to collect them and that can take weeks. this is a year of remembrance not only in europe but around the world it was one hundred years ago that world war one ended in the french city of huns president emmanuel mccall commemorated and almost forgotten chapter and forgotten victims of this will . the monument for the black army it's
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a no mas to the two hundred thousand africans from the french colonies that fought in world war one. one hundred years later their service is still relevant especially for french citizens of african descent. down both of us to see this is important because this is part of africa's and france's history and we're here today because this is our history this is unprecedented for once the plaque is being honored. even my president came to mark the occasion of. the monument is a source of great pride for many africans. the original was built after world war one and then stolen by the nazis but the new version does the trick. everybody is talking about the black army again not all of them are people of color by the way one of its white veterans from the second world war had
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a special message. will give a bit of a few to give a ticket oh my grandfather fought in world war one of my father also one of my uncles was killed so what we need in my eyes is the end of enmity between the peoples we can't have that anymore sort of with the warriors of peace or did you wanted to give you don't know thirty thousand african soldiers lost their lives for france during world war one although claim is only eighteen years young this stirs up strong emotions in her that madame he said he must kill it heads yes it does the senate or the ivory coast and mali died for france it's true that france colonized them but it wasn't their choice most of them had to fight for fronts that was unjustified you could almost say they died for nothing at least not for their country it hurts to think about that that will be the city's if you manage it.
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but one hundred years later it's also a reminder of the value of peace for europeans. and africans. equal india. how can a country's economy grow harmony its people parliament when there are two words look at the bigger picture in. india a country that faces many challenges and whose people are striving to create a sustainable future clever projects from europe and india. next d.w. . european stars deliver rousing
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performances. of. straightforward intimate. leaves many in very tense music but boy twopence go this once again a tour in germany mostly move. with europe the concerts. they are digital maurier's. for women for internet activists one mission the battle for freedom and dignity. against repression and violence they deplore the powers of social media. the way their messages are spreading like wildfire the social media spectacle is critical to the boat and thousands of players on the cause. on the streets
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