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this is deja news live from berlin u.s. president donald trump has threatened to release captured fighters from the so-called islamic state if europe doesn't take them in his demand come down after he made a surprise announcement in december that the militant group had been defeated and that u.s. troops would be withdrawn from syria. and the u.s. and iran traded verbal blows as the munich security conference draws to an end iran's foreign minister can bend american policy on iran accusing washington of ignoring his country's right to self-determination he made the comment after u.s.
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president vice president mike pence demanded that europe take a tougher stance against tehran. and german president frank poulter shot on minor follows in the footsteps of one of the country's most famous explorers to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the galapagos islands. welcome to the program next by sir. u.s. president donald trump called on european states to take back their citizens if they are among the captured fighters from the so-called islamic state in a tweet that mentioned britain france germany and other countries threatened to release captured fighters if their home countries refused to allow them back this comes after his shock december announcement that the militant group had been defeated and that u.s. troops would be withdrawn from syria. since been defeated here and across nearly
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the entire country many fighters are dead and more have been taken prisoner. recently the u.s. backed kurdish led syrian democratic forces or s.d.f. besieged the city of backcross the last remaining stronghold the kurds say hundreds of foreign i guess fighters remain in kurdish prisons their wives and children live in camps in northern syria the s.d.f. have long complained that european states are refusing to take back their own citizens u.s. president donald trump has echoed those concerns and has even threatened to release the jihad ists he tweeted the united states is asking britain france germany and other european allies to take back over eight hundred isis fighters that we captured in syria and put them on trial the caliphate is ready to fall the alternative is not a good one and that we will be forced to release them this i-s.
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fighter from germany is being held in a detention center in syria like others he'd like to return home but berlin hasn't said what it intends to do with him. and with us now to shed some light on this news as many as one hina investigative reporter reporter who is following a story what are we to make of trump calls for europe to take back state fighters are they justified. i think minus a bad style like blasting themselves out in a tweet and minus a language which is faltering to say the least on blackmail i think whether you like it or not trump has a point basically he's just lending the weight of the us presidency to something that kurds that p.g. in their samy autonomous northern syrian could as region have demanded all along and that is that europeans take back their foreign fighters because it's
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a huge burden on the kurds to look after them excuse me and to have them in their camps to feed them and to make sure they don't escape the thing is that putting them on trial is easier said than done because in european courts you have to prove the individual guilt and. very often though this is done by just you know you. claiming of a prosecutor general is doing this by trying to prove at least it's a have been members of a foreign terrorist organization so that would put behind bars for a couple of years when she has been any reaction from european governments just tweet. well that's they have been super reluctant apart from france actually france says couple of days ago already announced that they are willing to take back about one hundred thirty fighters and their families because they also you know wives and
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children involved who are now in those camps but the germans and as a damage have been i'll try and this proposal the germans are sort of dragging their feet as they have been all along the germans tried to a ha ha it's sort of behind formalities if they well we don't have a embassy anymore and moscow's so we don't have counsel law support for those who are detained and we don't have to play magic relations with the kurds but in my eyes that's just sort of. if you if you excuse me that support chrissy hiding behind bureaucratic formalities if i may really quickly i mean what are we going to do what are european governments going to do quite apart from france with the women who went to join the fighters in syria and they didn't fight and some of them had children while there how do you deal with those people. i think i mean there's no
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other option but really to take them back even if we don't like it they are citizens of germany or france of great britain and they actually do have a right to come back and unless we are able to prove that they have participated in atrocities themselves they have a right to return but of course sorties do have to keep an eye on them we know of you know what they call system that works some of those who return this lucian but some are still sticking very much to the ideology of these law mixtape to. the branch of islam and they say they try to spread it you know within closed circles ok mathias fine thank you for that. iran's foot it has to do more for iran's foreign minister mohammed sorry for sharply criticized the u.s.
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and dismissed vice president mike pence this recent demand that the e.u. withdraw from the nuclear treaty with iran mr pence repeated this course. when he added again to be demanded that europe must join the united states in undermining its own security and breaking it topic age. but german foreign minister assured his iranian counterpart in direct talks in munich that germany and the you want to stick to the agreement as long as you around us the e.u. wants to enable trade with iran but to reach suggest that europe has to do more. with europe needs to be willing to get it. if it wants to swim against the dangerous part of the u.s. unit after this. european leaders are already feeling the pressure from the u.s.
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and mike pence of the n.t. during the security conference. the time has come for our european partners to stop undermining u.s. sanctions against this murderous revolutionary regime. chancellor merkel refused to withdraw from the treaty germany feels that it is the only way to money iran's nuclear program here isn't viet it was like my do we help our common cause our common aim of containing the damaging or difficult influences of iran by withdrawing from the one remaining agreement. or die or do we help it more by keeping the small anchor we have in order to maybe exert pressure in other areas. and welcome the european commitment but called for more action he added that the nuclear treaty is appropriate at the best that can be achieved how much longer. tours for playing that report without presenting it properly it was quite obviously
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about the dissensions of the next security conference opposing europe the united states as regards their policies on iran and now to some other stories making news around the world japanese prime minister shinzo of a only nominated u.s. president donald trump for the nobel peace prize last autumn because the american government asked him to that's at least according to a report in the asahi newspaper it was published after trump's claim on friday that they had nominated him for his efforts to ease tensions with north korea. and saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon has begun a tour of asia and the pakistani capital islamabad after his arrival he signed investment agreements worth some twenty billion dollars pakistan hopes the deals will provide a welcome relief for its troubled economy prince mohammed will continue his trip and china and it. and search teams in zimbabwe have recovered twenty four bodies from a mind that was flooded after heavy rains eight people were rescued from the tunnels near the town of douma west of the capital harare rescuers are continuing their
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search saying up to seventy gold miners were trapped after a dam wall collapsed. alexander von humboldt was a scientific super star the great germans of explorers expeditions famously took him to south america and the galapagos islands in the pacific now germany's president frank valter steinmeyer is following in his footsteps as part of a tour of the region sean maher used the occasion to draw attention to plastic pollution which is threatening the unique and fragile ecosystems on the islands. the volunteers searching for plastic garbage every day they clean the beaches of the galapagos they show the german president plastic bottles that have made it all the way over from china from across the ocean. nature's interconnectedness means garbage from the other side of the planet can threaten the paradise here. steinmeier says he
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wants governments to make better efforts to deal with the issue of plastic waste. we continue this way then by twenty we'll have more plastic in the oceans than fish that's why we must change our thinking miss india. it's the first official visit to the galapagos islands by a german president steinmeier is following in the footsteps of the legendary german researcher. more than two centuries ago who studies took him to latin america where he recognized the destructive effect humans can have on their environment plastic is just one example thrown out elsewhere it's threatening the ecosystem here. accumulates in fish. sea lions and seals eat the plastic garbage and that's how it returns to the food chain. in the not. understanding the world in order to preserve it that's what who thought here in ecuador the researcher climbed
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a volcano to take measurements and gain insight into nature in eight hundred two he set off from this hut to explore the understandable paino. of the path of the president is retracing as he voices support for protecting the environment. we need to ecuador now where scientists are celebrating the rediscovery of the marsupial horn frog last seen over a decade ago and considered extinct a colony of the frogs was found during a recent expedition into an endangered virt rainforest their habitat remains under threat from deforestation but there is now hope that the species can regenerate. the species believed extinct found hidden in the canopies here in ecuador should cool rain forest region thought to be home to thousands of undiscovered plants and animals the latest finding has thrilled conservationists. wants to see an animal no one else has seen for over
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a long period of time maybe years or decades it's it's like the most exciting thing that that you can experience as a field biologist it's. really in the works it's right it's the first time some experts have ever seen the species unlike most other frogs the horny female keeps its embryos in a pouch on her back during gestation an evolutionary marvel for scientists deforestation is a threat to this species and many others doctors are now breeding the frogs at a conservation center where the first frog legs are due to hatch in april. a leap of faith that they will one day thrive again in the wild. species jumping back ok at sports news now let's have a look at the minutes leading results so far match day twenty two they were cruising down to distil dorf frankfurt and share the spoils as did her to berlin and braman often hine dominated head over leipzig beach to cart all spurred had
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their way with mindsets shaka and freiburg share of the spoils on friday byron munich squeaked past out sport and monday's season nuremberg take on legal leaders dortmund and let's check out the bundesliga table with one match left to go on match day twenty two dortmund will finish the round still on top whether or not they win on monday laver and wolfsburg advance while frankfurt dropped to seventh and in the bottom half there's been absolutely no change stuttgart hannover a nuremberg are still in mortal danger. there watching the news live from berlin don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site at student news dot com coming up after a short break is deemed abuse of night groups state you.
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