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on the way to colombia a show. starts march eighteenth. this is deja vu news live from berlin new zealand is set to tighten gun control laws in the wake of the christchurch suitings as the nation remembers those who died. local students perform the haka the ceremonial merry dance to honor the dead we'll
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have out analysis from all also coming up. it's official germany's two biggest lenders stories of bank and commands are talking about a merger that's after months of rumors swirling around these from all the institutions. and we have a look at the night falls the bikers who helped the thrushes disputed takeover of crimea five years ago. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for joining us new zealand's prime minister says new gun control laws will be made public in ten days there also be a review of the country's security services following friday's massacre at two christchurch mosques people have been expressing their sorrow for the victims with the traditional new zealand haka.
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i. was up there. students performing the mary hawk outside the mosque there were mostly fifty victims were killed it was a scene repeated throughout the country yes failure on the far right extremists arrested after the attack has been charged with murder. although he was prime minister usin ardern spoke earlier today in a news conference confirming that there will be a national service for the victims they will be a national committee and a city of us. how then order for new zealand is together to give there and acknowledge the terrorist attacks on friday that will absolutely be the case that what we want to ensure is that we allow the time and the spice the families to be i would have buried the loved ones i keeping in mind that some have not yet
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received their loved ones in so i can soon was that this friday might not have allowed some of that proces on the east side to be completed that was that's the decision that's why it will not be this week. ok for more let's go now to paul sperling vice chancellor of the college of social sciences at mass university in auckland is an expert on right wing extremism in new zealand thanks so much for joining us this morning the government's moving toward stricter gun control laws do you think that's the best way forward to prevent future terrorist attacks. well that's one of the issues that they need to address going forward because they can somebody in an urban area like this get similar may think we've been you know to use them in the sort of well i think there are other issues but there is certainly what the government are moving on very rare. what more do we know at this point about the suspect in custody and his background. well he's
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a stray and he traveled extensively travel to europe in the middle east and he wrote a minister eighty seven page manifesto and we have learned quite a bit about them from that minister so he came to new zealand a couple of years ago he does appear claims to be a lone wolf but i think the place of yet to establish when he's got connections with the local supreme right movements i'm as an expert on the right wing in new zealand where were you surprised were you shocked by this type of attack or is it something that you thought might have been coming. no i'm shocked i'm shocked by the intensity in by the number of people killed and we've i've been concerned for some time the supreme right online at least have been trained in violence and from time to time have been involved in violence there's always been show down but just the size of this particular incident is really really shocking ok what about the right wing the extreme right wing in new zealand right now does it remain
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a threat that the individual in custody was from australia what about new zealand's right way. well the numbers are not large probably two hundred to two hundred fifty core activists but they do indulge. sometimes physical violence and i'm like a place like germany we do not take a very hard line on them and so i think that's the end really changes the whole agenda around supreme right of the extreme right and how we treat them ok do you think the suspect was working with local new zealand far right extremists. well at the moment the evidence is not but i'm going to be very surprised if that's some point he has made the connection with extreme right wing movements in christchurch and and in aden but it's one of those things that the place investigation will establish an end at the moment when it's just not clear ok what do you think needs
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to be done and to to prevent these type of attacks in the future. well the things that are happening at the moment including the statements from the prime minister i think you've brought the community together i think we need to do something about the online. although the supreme right extreme right to meet with can to exchange ideas ideas and take tips and so i spoke as come in for a lot of criticism around. a seventeen minute video of the shooting was strange and since taken down one point five million. shots that were associated with this. i think we need to work harder at social cohesion as many companies do and we of course need to monitor and evaluate the risks presented by the extreme. spoony vice-chancellor of mass university in auckland thanks very much for comments. thank you. here in germany the country's two biggest lenders starts
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a bank and bank could be joining forces or years been struggling to grow but when the government's pushing for stronger national banks the lenders afton from formal talks towards a possible merger that would create a national champion in financial services. they're the largest banks in germany and their competitors now they want to join forces to become one strong german private bank above all because the federal government in germany wants them to be the goal a bank that can keep up with international competition both financial institutions have seen better times numerous lawsuits have had a strong impact on them after three years of losses profits have recently returned but both banks are in little compared to their international competitors if we will only merge with comments bank if it makes economic sense that's why we need a good plan. as far as the balance sheet is concerned the two banks are far from
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equal one point seven trillion euros a georgia bank and a half a trillion euros that commits bank together the two banks would almost catch up with the largest bank in the us j.p. morgan chase in purely mathematical terms but for critics that's not enough reason for a merger. and i did use the merger alone doesn't create a new business model and size of the one is not enough i don't see the vision behind it yet. the merger could also be painful for workers unions fear between twenty to thirty thousand bankers could lose their jobs for many it's a forced marriage for political reasons the two beleaguered banks will have to see what other advantages they'll have besides saving money. let's check out some of the other stories making the news this hour ethiopia's government says last sunday's plane crash shows clear similarities to a crash off indonesia october unless based on analysis of flight data from the plane's black box it was recovered from the wreckage and. both planes were boeing
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seven thirty seven x. eight aircraft boeing says it will cooperate with investigations into the tragedy. hundreds of protesters have joined anti-government rallies in sudan demanding longtime ruler omar al bashir resign over the ongoing economic crisis there on sundays government announced it had secured three hundred million dollars to combat unemployment and inflation dozens of protesters have been killed in clashes with police in the last three months. all rescue teams are continuing to look for the missing in indonesia after flash flooding and mudslides killed at least seventy seven people in the province of pop while several hundred more have been injured flooding disasters which are often deadly are a common feature of indonesians rainy season. british police in on fatal stabbing attack in suburban london is being treated as
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a terrorist incident inspired by the far right a fifty year old suspect has been arrested for attempted murder the man allegedly attacked a teen after walking down the street with a bat in the ny shouting racist abuse. thousands of serbian anti-government protesters have rallied outside president alexander. residence in belgrade the demonstration came a day after opposition supporters stormed a state run t.v. building they've been staging weekly protests since december accusing the church of autocratic rule and of stifling media freedom. well today ma marks five years since russia took control of crimea and since this peninsula on the black sea became a focal point of tensions between russia and the west the conflict began in early two thousand and fourteen with the might and protests in kiev the demonstrators
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there wanted ukraine to move away from russian influence and look more towards the you of protest drove the country's then pro russian president power moscow responded by sending its forces into crimea which is the time was ukrainian territory shortly thereafter the local population voted in a referendum to join the russian federation ukraine in the west called that vote illegal fighting then broke out in parts of eastern ukraine but crimea itself remained largely peaceful on march eighteenth today two thousand and fourteen five years ago crimean leaders signed a treaty with president vladimir putin making that territory part of the russian federation the u.n. has never recognized the move but backers of the kremlin are marking the anniversary including a russian backed biker gang that played its own role in bringing crimea under russian control. the night wolves and their leader of legs on the result are
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vladimir putin's favorite bikers. to rally through the city of sebastopol marking five years since the russian takeover is more than just a bit of fun. back in two thousand and fourteen they played a very real part in helping the kremlin bring the peninsula under its control. setting up roadblocks and patrolling the streets while the russian special forces in unmarked uniforms took over government buildings. so i assume it's a miracle this all happened fairness went out for the first time that it all happened without bloodshed growing. a claim that ignores at least six deaths in fifteen disappearances attributed to russian security services by human rights activists over the years since moscow took control. one of them was. a member of the region's three hundred thousand strong muslim to tar minority and a vocal opponent of the russian takeover of the region in may twenty sixteen he was
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abducted just a few hundred meters from his home men dressed as traffic police stopped evans car for what appeared to be a routine check soon they were bundling him into an unmarked minivan. he broke free and tried to run away. but he was soon right back. he has not been heard from since. course now with a view that's where the surveillance camera was it's only thanks to that camera that we know what happened. because police came around to the neighbors afterwards to tell them not to report anything they might have seen coming for the for. evans parents have sent more than a hundred appeals for help to official bodies sent dozens of letters to president vladimir putin all to no effect his father's convinced the authorities have no interest in getting to the bottom of the case but everything points to the fact that it was the russian security service the f.s.b.
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the pressure they put on him beforehand the warnings they gave him they would interrogate him for hours every time he crossed over into ukraine. in savannah to pull the night was really reaches its climax at their patriotic feeling park imperial symbols rub up against soviet icons of rock music and science fiction all in the cause of russia on hand to extend his graduations to the bikers is the leader of crimea is russian administration. but you know it's my thanks goes to those who took part in the unique operation to guarantee the security of the referendum everything was done with such a deputy such guts that our opponents didn't even have time to realize what was going on. the inner verse or is about more than crimean and its two point five million inhabitants the annexation put russia on a collision course with ukraine and the west but shows no sign of ending what it
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also did was to change the tone of russian politics as the kremlin found itself facing international isolation and sanctions it embrace groups like tonight walls bringing their very particular back to the future brand of russianness out of the margins and into the mainstream. up next we have a documentary about crime just for now though for me bryan thomas and the entire truth here thanks for being. with courses. any time any.


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