tv The Day - News in Review Deutsche Welle January 11, 2019 11:02pm-11:31pm CET
central europe is snowbound tonight with parts of germany austria and the czech republic effectively shut down reports of almost twenty weather related deaths d.w. reports from austria i'm filled. and this is the day. to be out when she came down the mountain laid out in the dark looked like. this first into the hotel's ground floor. three people were hurt like. there's all of these years and it's been so much snow is extreme to snow on the roof this pull me you know if you make this mission. as it is.
there are only a hundred routes that still need to be cleared from snow. supporting a very heavy load. we have to do this fast before even more snow like this because. the snow way several times so we're removing trees as a precaution before they fall on cars on the ground just to have. all sorts of not a suspected kidnapping gripping one of europe's safest country is the wife of one of noice richest men has not been same for more than two months police now say they first saved a multi million euro ransom demand under appealing to the public for help. they audit it but until there's not been any. there's not been any sign that she's in life and neither is there any sign that she's dead at all for my mother.
heavy snow this port had to soften germany and austria has now moved into the balkans and southeastern europe well thought is in bold carrier say two snowboarders have died in an avalanche in the mountainous southwest and the rest of europe at least seventeen people have died in some of the heaviest snow falls for twenty years and forecasters are warning of even more snow on the way. if you still manage to enjoy the abundance of snow but for most it's belles only hard work and danger. german soldiers clear rooftops and back to the garden to prevent their collapse with fresh snowfall expected over the weekend it is a race against time. in the back of this garden community alone there are around one hundred routes that still need to be cleared of snow they're carrying a very heavy load we'll now prioritize and obviously we're going to do that as quickly as possible so the snow is gone before any new snow arrives.
in this winter wonderland the snow covered hidden dangers helicopter clears the snow from the treetops next to this german highway to avoid them collapsing onto the road. a rise in temperatures on saturday will not bring your previous authorities and also warn that soggy snow will increase the weight bearing down on structures as well as the risk of avalanches. yourself if you flew to understand the fear is that people will say well there is a lot of snow the weather is better. and our experience from the last thirty years has shown that the first day of improved weather is really dangerous it's when most avalanche accidents happen. avalanches have already proven a menace in switzerland i guess we're lucky to survive snow masses that came crashing through the hotel on thursday. this is the devastation caused by a three hit me to avalanche that swept into the building at the mountain pass
injuring three people. across the alps the snow is hampering transport and back to scotland the trains then frozen in their trucks and while most roads in austria remain open conditions are so hazardous that shops have already run out of snow chains. i need to see face covering this story from the austrian town of taiz say welcome i mean what's been going on there. well the snow is still coming down and this is one of the hardest hit areas in all of austria if you can see right here this is the actual depth of the snow this is not a snow bank this is not caused by a snow plow it's not a snow drift this is just how much snow has fallen i'd say it's about a metre and a half it's coming up to two meters in some areas but this part of the town is has it under control there are snow plows or rather steam shovels coming through just
picking up the snow and carrying it to the outskirts of the town to get rid of it because they can't stay in the streets but there's actually a part of town just up the road the road is blocked off. and that has been evacuated and the reason is because of avalanches now if i can describe this for you there's a pocket of snow sitting up in a kind of crater on the mountain and if that snow were to come down it would travel through this narrow valley and there are some houses that are in this valley and they've had to evacuate we talked to a guy today who's holed up at a hotel we found him just drinking a beer by himself he's been staying at the hotel he doesn't know long how long it's going to have to stay at the hotel and right now it looks like the snow is not letting up i what are you hearing from other snowed in towns. well the austrian military has they're really making progress the just went into town there's several dozen people who are there including tourists that have been holed up for quite a while just living off the reef resources it's called hold on hold tower one and
they actually frieda roads of people can drive out of there now that was kind of the success story for the day in the headlines this morning kind of a sign of hope there was also some young children out from germany who were here on a trip and they were holed up at a little shack in the mountains and the military came in with a helicopter put them on there and got them out but this nose still coming down but the military seems like they've they've gotten the best foot forward on this and the focus the site more snow is on the way how are people preparing for that situation to become even worse that's right there's another meter in the forecast and that's just the days that we can foresee no one really knows when this is going to stop the thing is there's actually a rain forecast for tomorrow in this town anyway and that has the villagers scared even more than snow and i'll explain why it's because rain is heavier than snow if you can imagine the snowflakes alight when they sit on
a roof it still is extremely heavy for the roof but the rooms are built to last that when rain comes down it creates a disastrous situation and that goes for avalanches too it creates a layer of ice and when more snow sits on top of that it can just slip right off the ice so it's really dangerous situation when rain gets mixed in let's hope for the best. we'll see what happens if i go to india i'm in thank you so much but i'm in a safe in the austrian town of time say thank you. the democratic republic of congo has told the international community to back the ink of the outcome of its presidential election they had of the congolese election commission was addressing the un security council as it debated the result which so the opposition leader if you like says she's the katy declared a surprise when an opposition rival mohsen for you lou who came a close second has dismissed the result and says he will challengers in the country's constitutional court. this may not look
like what you'd expect to see from supporters of a candidate who just lost an election but these jubilant scenes are at a rally in kinshasa for the loser of the presidential vote in the democratic republic of congo the crowds are boy that runner up martin for you will who says he's challenging the election result in court he claims that he won by a landslide. break up rise up sons of the congo take courage will go to the constitutional court to file an appeal. to stay there without by the by but each polling station. for you lou accuses outgoing president joseph kabila of making a backroom deal with the surprise declared winner opposition leader felix sheika katie the disputer results have sparked unrest with several deaths reported so far
the country's influential catholic church also says its forty thousand election observers found a different winner from the official results but it has not released its tally. eskimo from data because poland wendy bash is on the line from a congolese couple can shots while come when they how great is the risk of civil unrest. hi everyone i chatted we are all great seeing you again to check out for today tomorrow because tomorrow is the day where myself i usually go as soon as they're going to fish and of course we the people to ask small. one day mission to reduce meat and eat also as a nation to be very sad to be review so maybe tomorrow we know all but as you know also today there was violence in this tree right after their meetings they should get back emergence of the reason to really rethink all violence but let's let's
wait for some more. so he's talking about going to the constitutional court i know you wanted to mock in four years that me saying that today what else did he have to say. because a good meeting was about the constitution of course they know and he also easy always are and according to myself are you you win the election these sixty one percent this was the big news of to be dismayed think actually. and does anybody expect the constitutional court to actually he did this. we only waiting i think next week we'll be seeing but all the answer is about the independence of this court and next week we will see according to the who we know is the court and dependence on oil according to the answer that they would get so much time for you of course i'm one of the president doesn't completely where is he
in all this what comments has he made about the fate of his preferred success emanuel said dolly. in the announcement of the results of the election he didn't say anything. they say and still i can't answer the question because we haven't seen anything go fish elite coming from president kevin actually. so where does this leave the d.l.c. . what does it mean for the future. for the church of the coolies when you ask them first of all that we tell you that because a need to reconnection this is the first time where someone coming from the election is being elected still for them it is a big change when you know many people told me right after they are not there that they decide to change there has been waiting for but some of then some of them are also afraid because someone told me in the street. one day you know when you get to
power you can change we hold that you need to give you one thing one if you have the power so we are waiting an eggcorn call you that just waiting for the day where . do you prevent we'd be. in function actually. when you bash the engine shasta thank you. thank you. can die of a trip to office german chancellor angela merkel of knowledge her country's historic responsibility for that his crimes increase but did not address the reparations issue directly. president procopius card local noise gave the german chancellor an exceptionally warm welcome after years of frosty relations between the two countries on the american look weird to appreciate the friendly reception but tensions linger over the question of reparations pullos
said his country had not forgotten its call for germany to pay compensation. made a move to buy your fish through you know greece's position regarding the occupation loan and reparations for crimes during the nazi occupation we consider these demands to still be legally active and they must be brought to a conclusion in the appropriate form is that if which is your greece has demanded compensation worth billions of euros for crimes committed by nazi germany but berman's use the matter as long since resolved i listen to them to all and all you can be certain is that we recognize our historical responsibility we also know how much suffering we as a germany during the nazi era brought to greece that's why it's our duty to do everything we can to maintain good relations with greece and to lend each other mutual support and for the benefit of both greece and germany so who are in the snow on sunday that. this was chancellor merkel's first visit to greece since two
thousand and fourteen back then she was vilified for germany's demands that greece commit to austerity measures during the euro crisis well that conflict has not been forgotten the mood between the two countries seems to be on the mend. yes so we decided to take a closer look at the state of relations between the two countries. it was germany's ambassador to greece between two thousand and five two thousand and ten where i was in greece journey it was there where it best like country when i left because of the financial crash your markets a program we were going to be like. in that mean car. we have a refugee problem and. the first country. refugees who enter when they want to come to your. very special. and mrs america.
in order not to leave greece. and the situation that's worse received positively. i think between greece and germany now. i think between us and mrs now. they are. to work with each other and to be friends. not to russia which reporters without borders ranks as one hundred forty eight out of one hundred eighty countries for the state of its press freedom the organization says independent media have been stifled as the kremlin takes control of news outlets. as one of the last independent news outlets and its employees put up with horace minton death threats as part of everyday life b. w.
has been offices to witness their fight for press freedom sheep in press desks outside the offices of in moscow the display might look cute but it's no petting zoo instead it's part of the latest scare campaign against the opposition newspaper just a few days before the journalists received a severed sheep's head and a funeral addressed to the editor in chief and to journalists. of course has worked for novaya gazeta from st petersburg since september even in this cafe in the center of the city he worries about surveillance on the internet he's been accused of being a traitor the wave of online hate is connected to his investigation into the dealings of putin's cohort. he's allegedly behind the so-called troll factory which pays people to promote the kremlin's interests online and behind a controversial russian mercenary. my address is on the internets
information about my relatives. members of my family. and they openly discuss online about what to do to me before. i say that i find that pleasant and enjoyable of course i don't. feel a certain satisfaction because these threats mean that i wrote the right thing yes . kind of colleagues in moscow at their daily planning conference the newspaper is one of the last truly critical media outlets in russia for over twenty five years novaya gazeta has been highly regarded for its investigative articles into corruption and human rights abuses for years now the journalists here have felt the restrictions on press freedom in the country tighten six of the papers journalists have paid for their reporting with their lives including on the put it she was murdered in two thousand and six but it was known for her critical reporting about the conflict in chechnya an element of fear has become part of
everyday life. in the. newspaper. journalists as if we were reporting during war time. when they're even though russia is not at war. it's like working in a mine field or. if you had to choose whether they should send a show. hed all come without warning and murders someone then i'd rather have a seven every single day. the head of the russian journalists union on the other hand says the bigger picture when it comes to press freedom in russia is positive. i think in russia journalists and the government are still learning how to communicate with each other. and even the problem there is overreach there are violations that verge on censorship nevertheless the situation overall is improving
and internationally speaking the situation in russia is decent. but to denise caught up cough his work certainly feels dangerous he sees the risk as a given a normal part of his investigative reporting that he's willing to accept though it has meant that even his daughter has been threatened. i'm interested in covering stories that you can see with the naked eye. with things that aren't right on the surface. dealings that are secret are usually criminal dealings. of course when you do this work you can take on airs of nothing can stop me but of course i have my limits and god forbid if my opponents are sent out with those limits are. won't say what story he's currently working on for novaya gazeta but he's sure of one thing he'll have to be ready to face more threats.
police in norway say they are treating the disappearance of the wife of one of the country's richest men as a kidnapping elizabeth haagen is believed to have disappeared in october today police reveal that a ransom that had been left to demanding a multi-million you were a ransom to be paid in a crypto currency similar to bitcoin. and elizabeth haagen has been missing for more than two months the wife of one of norway's richest businessman tom haagen was last seen on october thirty first but only now have police revealed her disappearance. investigators have appealed to the public for information so far no suspect has been identified. the search of huggins home just outside oslo failed to turn up useful evidence. the apparent kidnappers are demanding a nine million euro ransom to be paid in the cryptocurrency more narrow which is
similar to because. they order it but until there's not been any verbal contact yet there's not been any sign that she's in life the neither is there any sign that she's dead. for no mother. and elizabeth huggins husband tom hogg is a well known property and energy tycoon detectives want to talk to pedestrians and a cyclist seen on security video outside huggins office on the day his wife disappeared in a country with one of the lowest crime rates in europe this apparent abduction has come as quite a shock. i behaved but if i had i'm surprised and horrified that something like this could happen here i also feel great despair for the family it's a terrible situation is that the. police are advising the family not to pay any ransom payments in a crypto currency would make the transaction nearly impossible to trace. officers
are working on the theory. mrs harding was at home when she was apparently abducted but the admit the investigation is making little progress. but if her graph is an investigative journalist with norway's public service broadcaster and are kerry she joins us from the capitol welcome to d.w. given the elizabeth haagen went missing in october why police only now going public well that's one of the things that makes this story unique and extraordinary it seems that the bullies have been having an intensive and top secrets investigation for ten weeks anyone knowing her public media. she. disappeared. thirty first of october her husband came
home and found a letter the police have confirmed that now that he found a letter from the alleged kidnappers. and there were threats there are threats to her life if he went to the police or media so that would be the explanation for that the police have been trying to keep this low key and investigate subsequently until this week so given the threats against her life we must presume that the fact that the police the media are now going public with this but the police got nowhere . well it's seems way that the police were out of leads out of all the options and had to take this risk i assume it has to be a risk that they now went out with a press conference this week and telling that this woman is gone and she's been gone for ten weeks now given noise famously low crime rate do people believe that
the police are actually up to the task of finding her. well the police they do admit themselves that they they have never had a case similar to this one in fact there are very few cases internationally similar to this one if we are to if this is what it looks like and what police works with their main theory that this is. they're dealing with kidnappers. have been demanding around some in the size of nine million euros paid in a crypto currency and yeah that's the case it's a very unique and special case and very demanding of course also for the norwegian police so now that this case is public what sort of reaction has there been. well i mean it's people are in shock it's shocking it's a very very special case as. this couple the twenty sixty eight year old.
and his wife they have lived because they have the children they have several grandchildren they have lived very low profile life just outside of also here but he is known as one of the richest persons in no way. i could talk to you thank you for joining us from. norway thank you. thank you. i said but day is nearly done but the conversation continues online you'll find us. on the twitter. news. so go have a good tax. cut .
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