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this is news coming to you live from berlin a political bombshell in israel just as officials announce they intend to indict prime minister binyamin netanyahu on corruption charges who accuses his political enemies of conducting a witch hunt just weeks before parliamentary elections also coming up conflicting accounts of the summit collapse in hanoi north korea says it only wanted partial not total sanctions relief from the u.s.
. and pakistan promises to release a captured indian pilot today as of peace just. escalate tensions over kashmir india's military remains on high alert. hello i'm terry march and welcome to the show israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu has accused his political opponents of conducting a witch hunt against him this after israeli justice authorities announced a plan to indict and yahoo on corruption charges the move to indict almost more than two years of investigations into allegations of bribery fraud and breach of trust and it comes just weeks before israel is due to hold general elections. champagne bribes and back door deals with billionaires. the charges against israeli
prime minister benjamin netanyahu paint him as heated mystic and corrupt. prosecutors allege netanyahu accepted over three hundred thousand dollars worth of champagne and cigars from hollywood producer arnon milchan another serious allegation is that the prime minister eased business regulations for schall of it a telecom mogul in return for favorable media coverage. the coverage of this scandal has certainly not played favorably for netanyahu. and this just six weeks away from national elections when he hopes to win a fourth term. for netanyahu the attorney general's recommendation to indict is no more than a political witch hunt. their aim is to whip up the public with ridiculous attempts to make me look evil. without the
chance to refute them now but only after the elections is the. enough with the show and. ignore the spin i intend to continue to serve you as prime minister for many years to come. after more than two decades in office netanyahu is only months away from possibly becoming the longest serving head of government in israel's history yet some israelis see the april ninth election as a good time for a change of leadership. of the sufi done i think this is the end of the road netanyahu should say goodbye and leave as fast as he can before he gets into more trouble. but he was good but that's it he should give the chance to young people and new people to do the work that. others see no reason to abandon bibi as he's affectionately known. and i prefer you know know to have somebody whose experience
they're going to you know hold israel position. charges. netanyahu has not been formally indicted a moment that will most certainly come well after votes are cast. yet with a strong challenge from the new centrist blue and white party in the looming elections a slight shift in votes could mean the end of a political era. our correspondent tanya kramer joins us now from jerusalem tanya netanyahu is calls he calls this forthcoming indictment a witch hunt given the timing could that be a plausible allegation. well that's has but yes been saying all along and accies lawyers had thought to prevent this announcement trying to push it for after the elections it has been the point of contention yes well whether it should have been announced now or after the elections and legal experts have been you know divisive
over this with the attorney general's office probably opting for that the public has to know what the legal situation is off to prime minister before they go to the products well it's just less than a month a little more than a month away from that election in israel what impact could these corruption indictments have could it and netanyahu is political career. but there could potentially be a big game changer for him but let's let's say that i mean he has been put on notice now the process will be that there has to be a hearing now that is usually scheduled when the attorney general announced this is an intention to indict him pending a hearing so a hearing usually takes place a couple of weeks or months depending on the case after such an intention is announced that will be probably only after the elections and only then there will be a final decision whether they will go ahead with the indictment but of course so technically
and legally speaking the prime minister doesn't have to step down there's no you know legal consequence right now he can continue can even run again in the elections but of course all eyes are now on his political career what does it mean for him and also what does it mean choice the elections know will be see a shift of protests maybe that are now but uncertain about his political. career you know whether you can stay on as a prime minister was all these legal problems and whether they will shift to other parties and you know who certainly has the threat of the indictment hanging over his head going into this election the timing seems almost perfect for his main challenger benny. could his camp pose a credible threat to netanyahu. well they do pose a credible threat because if you look at polls over the recent weeks they have been
either head to head with that he could. have overtaken him and this is now the big question whether this indictment will sway some of the voters from the right wing block to what this new center alliance so but at the end of the day and is what it's all about being able to build a coalition and that is still to see whether you know also the coalition partners of mr netanyahu will stand by him as you have said they will do but i mean so politics after all that could change and whether there will be enough movement of voters from that he could block to this center right alliance but it's certainly so i talked to some of his equipped supporters stay said no matter what you will stand by mr netanyahu i took two others who said no after ten years we think we need a change so the only thing is sure here that this possible indictment is probably what will be at the center stage of this election campaign trial here
thank you so much as tanya craver there in jerusalem. the united states and north korea have given conflicting accounts of why this week's summit in vietnam broke down u.s. president donald trump said he had to walk away when north korean leader kim jong un demanded the full lifting of sanctions without committing to dismantling his nuclear arsenal or korea challenge that version of events insisting that it had asked only partial sanctions relief despite the differences both countries agreed to continue their dialogue. back on american soil his critics say don't trump came away empty handed from his abruptly terminated summit with kim jong un and hanoi but back in washington support came from about haps surprising cause house speaker nancy pelosi giving the president qualified praise for standing for. i guess it takes tipped to meetings for him to realize that kim
jong il is not on the level he was a big winner he can gentlemen getting to fit face to face with the most powerful person in the world the president of the united states and really it's good that the president did not give him anything for the little bit that he was proposing washington wanted to persuade him to abandon his nuclear program in return for economic aid trump claimed the talks broke down after he refused to lift all sanctions against pyongyang not so cording to north korea's foreign minister. if the united states removes partial sanctions mainly removing the sanctions that have hampered the civilian economy and the livelihood of our people we will permanently and completely dismantle all the nuclear facilities in your area including plutonium and uranium in the presence of u.s. experts working jointly would take missions from both countries. at the
summit but it's trump and kim had been keen to stress their warm personal relationship eager to put the insults of the past behind them. as we move forward i think it was a good development that the president indicated neither the u.s. nor north korea seem intent on raising tensions so i don't think we're going to have a return of the fire and fury are the concerns of an imminent hostilities at least for the forseeable future no deal this time but trump insists the u.s. can still do something special with north korea. sake a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today the united states has offered a one million dollars reward for information on the exact whereabouts of one of osama bin laden's sons officials believe hommes of bin ladin is emerging as an al qaeda leader the group brought down the world trade center in the nine eleven
attacks in two thousand and one. south korea has celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of independence protests against japanese rule tens of thousands turned out for an elaborate open air vent in seoul in his speech south korean president when jay was in. us to work with north korea and the u.s. to denuclearize the region. would you bet as well as opposition leader one why doe's says he'll return to venezuela by monday despite threats from nicolas maduro as government why there was speaking after talks in brasilia with e.u. and basters and brazil's president gyre bose naro. is seeking support for his bid to oust madhur oh. and donald trump's former lawyer michael cohen has testified before congress for a third day this time behind closed doors he's giving evidence to a panel investigating russia's interference in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election on wednesday cohen made damning allegations against the u.s.
president accusing him of breaking the law trump has rejected cohen's testimony as lines. you're watching d.w. news still to come the countdown is on for the summer's women's soccer world cup in friends germany to get their preparations under way with a friendly with and against the hosts under a brand new coach. blue for boys paint for girls does it have to be the way a new exhibit looks how bizarre and can reinforce gender stereotypes or drill white through the. bell pakistan is set to offer india an all of brad's today by releasing a captured fighter pilot this despite a third night of cross border shelling tensions between the nuclear armed neighbors erupted last month after a terror attack on security forces at indian held kashmir a pakistani militant group has claimed responsibility for that attack but as of
about denies any involvement both countries have since carried out air strikes against the other over the disputed kashmir region. god is great and long live the pakistan army these soldiers and local villages behind them lies the writings of an indian fighter jet shot down by pakistan's military on wednesday in the pakistan how to area of kashmir an indian pilot survived but was captured and. i was with the colleagues and we caught the pilot that you know we snatched his pistol and identity documents just a moment as soon as pakistani army soldiers arrived we handed him over to them by trying. to prove it pakistan released video of the man they claim is the pilot. the decision to arrest and told him has incensed
india. protests demanding the wing commanders release have been held across the country has become the face of simmering tensions between the rival powers as the disputed kashmir region has again brought the nuclear states to the brink of war. the latest escalation began two weeks ago when forty indian police were killed by pakistan based militants in a part of india controlled kashmir. on thursday pakistan's prime minister told parliament the indian pilot would be freed and was thought the pilot of the indian pilot is in our custody we will release him as a piece gesture and return him to india for the own although welcomed by the indian military the country is still on high alert i wish to assure the nation that we are fully prepared. and in
a heightened state of readiness to spy on any role look asian markets done. with hardliners on both sides of the border calling for a tough response the real challenge will be trying to keep the peace. well let's get some sports news now mick cambridge is here to talk about women's football good morning ed now the women's football world cup takes place this summer germany is going into that turning it with a brand new coach germany took on france last night in a friendly tell us about their game that's what terry martina vos techmeme burke is the new germany coach is currently fighting shooting her squad with the world cup just just under one hundred days away from now she's got pedigree she was the former switzerland coach she's got real pedigree on the international circuit and she took her scored it's a play against france last night now the game's only goal came courtesy of lira
shuler a hard fought victory germany were at their clinical best france actually had more possession and more more shots during the game so this is a real it's a real market that germany have laid down with a little bit of time still to go to the tournament say look you know we're still among the favorites was tom ergo well i mean some are still a little ways away. germany is looking good at this particular moment but are other really considered one of the favorites at this point what traditionally germany have always been one of the powerhouses of women's football alongside the usa so really those are the main two favorites for the summer's world cup but of course you can't rule out france the hosts and also australia and england have both made great strides in women's football over recent years and so they'll be considered dark horses for the summer storm and now last check limburg does of course have one of the most amazing squads to choose from and d.-w. actually caught up with a hopeful member of this summer's squad and catherine bag-o. she's got an incredible story she actually was diagnosed with cancer in november
twenty seventh seen before her way back not only onto a football pitch but actually into the germany scored in just twelve months so let's take a look at that v.w. exclusive right now. back in november twenty seventh teen uncut tween bag-o. was in the prime of her career she had won the german bundesliga competed in the champions league and moved abroad to top clubs in france and england but then came a huge setback at age twenty seven she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer five was a shock because as a footballer you don't think about it because you have to live like a healthy life. you do sport every day so it was quite a shock when it came to fighting the disease it was inspired by her efforts to get into the starting eleven. you have to five every day or even my position i have to buy every training session to be on the sunday on the
pitch so and as a goalkeeper we have a i don't know why we have about repetition we have crazy people or. i wouldn't say i am. yeah i think the men on the go. through does well and it showed what was most remarkable about her recovery was the timeline. the diagnosis was on the seventeen november and then on the fifth day of the operation and then on the twenty first of january my deah. and off the. four february i was on the. i played my first f.a. cup game again. it's a story that could become even more special if berger fulfills
a dream of playing at a world cup in june. so obviously wants to be back on the squad a very inspiring recovery story how do you rate your chances of actually getting into the squad well i think first and foremost it's worth mentioning she's just a tremendous goalkeeper you know she's one of them is legal but to be a potsdam she had stints in the champions league to paris and to man she moved to birmingham city in england where she was named as part of the p.f.a. team of the year and just recently moved to champions chelsea so she's obviously a goalkeeper of class but as we've just seen a report that she says this goalkeepers mentality is battling spirit and she showed her fight against cancer will probably be one of the biggest advantages that she has for making the squad this summer and we certainly hope to see her there thank you so much as mccambridge from v.w. sport thank you. sport of cycling is this week transforming villages and cities on the route of the tour.
it's an eight stage race that. some of the highest mountain in the country. stages. race leaders yellow jersey. was one of the first african cyclists to compete in the tour. david king is another african cyclist to make an impact on the sport the kenyan became a local legend four time tour de france champion chris froome he's still working with young cyclists. another quick prayer. it's just gone three thirty am david keene and his team have a special undertaking they want to ride their bikes from kenya's capital nairobi to the coastal city of mumbai about five hundred kilometers along the highway within twenty four hours. this is.
such willpower the forty six year old a cycling legend in kenya. his story began on a b.m.x. bike that was practically falling apart but overcame many hurdles and eventually made it onto the international stage in two thousand he was the only nonwhite in the world championship but his fame came from mentoring chris froome who later won the tour de france four times the kenyan with british ancestry made his breakthrough training with kinja. this is the. has been a cyclist for twenty five years he's still one of kenya's most successful in order to raise young kenyans chances he established
a training camp this is where chris froome began his training and his success is still palpable here today rather than developing professional athletes here. he wants to raise the prospects of those from lower income households. to. the young people acquire skills they can later use for instance for working as bike mechanics or tour guides skills next to impossible to acquire here. for instance has to constantly justify his passion for bikes to her family and friends. salome says her success is thanks to david kinja an inspiration for young kenyans
his training camp enables them to escape their often difficult daily lives. he's. only produce remarkable. but cyclists to. now for many gender is no longer a black and white concept that boils down to being male or female and designers are starting to take on board the notion of gender flew with as they create products for today's world a new exhibit in the southern german city of aims to show how the physical objects around us are still riddled with gender bias and how that change. will come to the world of gender design meaning simply good design for women men and everyone else gender is one of the year's biggest buzzwords there are gender
neutral toilets and in this exhibition gender sensitive design. and society develops so design develops it's a two way relationship. at first glance at the exhibition not my thing gender and design a design academy reveals that when it comes to gender design our society is clearly underdeveloped it starts with children blue for boys pink for girls and that early gender division extends from toys to tools. design can cement cliched gender roles since everything that's designed can also repeat stereotypes. so what might contemporary gender sensitive design which doesn't serve the male female binary look like. one suggestion is a special bench in public spaces for breastfeeding mothers the concept is progressive but the soft pink color reveals how hard it can be to free oneself from
gender cliches. manufacturers idea of progress is a drill with attachments for both tools and kitchen utensils fairly unisex one would think but adding swarovski crystal bling to the drills feels more like a marketing gimmick than one that actually reinforces gender stereotypes maybe the next generation can help german school children were asked to do. signed their own items for the exhibition. i designed the cell phone cases for men and women i think the x. is very neutral. i created a gender scented deodorant suitable for both genders i made sure the font wasn't too feminine or too masculine man he is and this installation by a design student tries to break apart gender roles the workbench is used for baking . and the kitchen becomes a workshop. to try to do the same and you know i want people who see this to reflect on whether we should get rid of the cliché that men belong in the workshop
and women belong in the kitchen i'm. on the phone education and there's a reclusive design classic the almost stool the new versions invite an individual way of setting not just spreading for males and demure poses for women. ever so you can sit in multiple different way and express and gender identity that is not binary that is more bile that is active most of all this exhibition encourages us to think more critically about marketing strategies and perhaps to finally do away with design that conforms to outdated and necessary gender roles. gender a big issue also in the business world speaking of which we've got a hot here and it's got some other interesting stories for us there what's up today we are looking at the e.u. commission who issued which has issued another warning to get their act together
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