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world heritage three sixty fifty. this is deja vu news live from berlin new zealand is set to tighten its gun control laws in the wake of the christchurch shooting as that nation remembers those who died. local students performing the haka of a ceremonial merry dance floor of the dead have analysis from all also coming up on the show. it's official germany's two biggest lenders bank and commercial bank are
talking about a mega merger that's after months of rumors for lying around these very troubled institutions. and and you migrant riots in kansas they provoked a soul searching in germany last year now a man goes on trial accused of the stabbing that started it all. and in sports find munich may be out of the champions league but they're looking awfully good here in germany for six goals past the hapless minds and that goal difference help them stay atop the bundesliga but can they maintain their heads through the last thing matches of the season. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for joining us as new zealand mourns the victims of the christ church mosque shootings the prime minister says. gun control laws will
be made public within ten days meanwhile there have been a number of commemorations for the victims. students performing the traditional merry haka outside the newark mosque to suppress their sorrow it was there that most of the fifty victims were killed the australian far right extremist arrested after the attack has been charged with murder. on these ilands prime minister usin the arden spoke earlier today in a news conference confirming that there would be a national service for the victims they will be a nation of commemoration and a suit of us. held in order for new zealand is together to give that 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
received their loved ones in so our consuming was that this friday may not have allowed some of that proces on the east side to be completed sorry that was that's the decision that's why it will not be this week. let's go straight to auckland for more now we're joined by paul spindly vice chancellor of social sciences at massey university right wing extremism is one area he focuses on thanks for being with us this morning can you give us an idea how big is the far right in new zealand and didn't provide any support for the mosque attacks. it's not particularly big in this country i would guess at a coup or about two hundred to two hundred fifty activists and a group possibly about three hundred who are supporters of but not necessarily then to. it's not clear the community do provide support to the government at the
stage i have my suspicions i think it would be unusual if he did not like contact with the community of the premises but we've got to wait for the place to establish the facts of the case and i'll be looking forward to that with interest ok we just heard the prime minister of new zealand saying the government's moving towards stricter gun control laws do you think that's the best way forward or one good way to prevent attacks like this. i think it's essential. how somebody could access simian automatic weapons of the sort that the shooter used is a normal school important question for new zealand and we've tried several times to revise our gun laws and failed and so this is the moment where we really do need to to take action and the prime minister i think has the support of most new zealander's to do that it's not only a tighter gun control laws tighter social media controls are also being discussed in the eighteen year old is now in custody in new zealand for sharing
a live stream of the christchurch attack is facing fifth fourteen years in prison are other such cases to your knowledge pending. you know who they're not and this is a quite an unusual move so he uploaded think live streaming in he. placed a picture of the mosque with a target of quiet on it so the police are deemed there to be inciting extreme violence and as you say the charges are faulty in years so here we've got somebody who is ex of the in charge by the place in this way but in new zealand the questions could certainly media sites themselves to face because. this experience you know a lot of criticism in this country it's taken down one point five million. events associated with this shooting one point two million of those were at the point of being uploaded but that leaves tree and thousand which were all we for some period
and of course those have not been able to be taken they aren't. possible only from mass university in auckland thanks very much for your comments. thank you. all many of the victims of the christchurch shootings were migrants or refugees and there have also been commemorations for them in their home country. in pakistan vigils and ceremonies were being held across the country at least nine people originally from pakistan were killed in the attack including name rashid and his son tyler the two were being hailed as heroes afterward emerged name tried to tackle the gunman possibly saving numerous lives they left a message for every human being in the. messages if you see something. happening and that is not good for other humans if that is hurting other people you give your everything. even if
if it means giving. in india people also expressed their grief for the killings they held up posters and chanted against the violence calling for people of all nations to reject terrorism. at the vatican pope francis speaking at a traditional sunday for is said that the attacks added to the conflicts afflicting humanity. so really keno you know i'm close to our muslim brothers and to that whole community and i renew the invitation to join with the printer and gestures of peace to combat the hatred and violence let's pray together in silence for our muslim brothers who were killed. and berlin germany a different kind of crowd gathered some two hundred people mostly new zealanders came together for a vigil to remember the victims despite being on the other side of the world the organizers said they felt compelled to do something.
the message they would like to seems to the friends and families of the victims is that we see them and we hear them we want to outpace to make sure that something like this neither if it happens again. people here and around the world are still coming to terms with the horrors of what happened half a world away. time to check in with some of the other stories making the news at this hour ethiopia's government says last sunday's plane crash shows quote clear similarities to a crash all in nature in october now that's based on analysis of flight data from the plane's black box that was recovered from the wreckage here out of. both planes were a boeing seven thirty seven max ates boeing says it will cooperate with the investigations into what happened. more than one hundred people have been killed after
a psych loan tore through parts of zimbabwe and mozambique many remain missing red cross has cyclon aida has damaged or destroyed ninety percent of the mozambican city of by storm is cut off electricity and road access to the area and that of course has hampered rescue efforts. and rescue teams are continuing to look for the missing in indonesia after flash floods and mudslides killed at least seventy seven in the province of. several hundred more have been injured flooding disasters which are often deadly are a common feature in indonesia. well here in germany the country's two biggest lenders storage bank and commenced bank could be joining forces for years both have been struggling to grow but with the government pushing for stronger national banks the lenders have confirmed formal talks toward 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 they've only merged 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 equal one point seven trillion euros at georgia bank and a half a trillion euros at commands 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 understood the merger alone doesn't create
a new business model and size of the owner 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. well for more on the possible merger i'm joined now by stephen bears away from business good morning stephen morning this mega merger why are the talks taking place now where on this is been going on for a while these talks have been in the sense that the rumors that this is something that's going to happen has been going on for a while and and commerce bank have even looked at this in the past they both wanted to improve their balance sheets before they actually took this stuff but the reason why there's so much pressure for it to happen now is because the economy is souring the global economy is souring german exports are dropping off there's a fear the. companies here are going to need a german bank that is in good health to be able to finance them during difficult
times also both of these banks already weak what happens when the economy sours we see the bad stuff start to show up as the waters recede so better to make a big bank is that there had been too bad good that's the theory but but this could cost as we heard there a report tens of thousands of jobs in the german banking industry is that one of the reasons why it's so controversial what's behind the controversy that's just one of the reasons and obviously that's a big one if you're a if you are employed at one of these banks another one is competition reasons prices could go up for consumers if you don't have as many options another one again is the idea that you're making one bad bank instead of two good ones and frankly these two banks have similar business models this would be a merger of survival not of strategy they're not really getting something from the other they need here so it's sort of a panic merger and that's why there would be so many job losses for example ok yeah there's there's talk about the lack of risk here in this especially as you mentioned the lack of vision what other risks are out there who are big risk
a lot of people say is that you're creating from several banks you're taking them you consolidating you're creating a big national lender which means that all the systemic risk is suddenly place their economy goes bad what if the new big bank is strong enough the government has basically no other choice but to bail it out this is the one bank that can't topple so it's wildly from the start that's not good and the current economic situation is what's strong. having this merger absolutely that's why there's been so much pressure from the german government especially from the finance ministry for this merger on america all the chancellor says that she hasn't really taken a position on it but from her own governments from the governing coalition i should say there has been a strong push for a preference for its and that's why it could also create bad circumstances if there is government pressure that might allow them to overlook something else that was deemed of used even beardsley with me here earlier in the studio or staying in germany a syrian margaret has gone to trial charged with killing a man in the eastern city of chemist's last year sparked protests in the city and
led to a national debate about the rise of the far right. done though each was fatally stabbed in the eastern german town of candidates last summer the suspects were two asylum seekers one of them has just gone on trial the other is still at large. the attack prompted the biggest rightwing riots germany had seen in years for days protesters marched in the streets of candidates shouting racists lawyers some were seen showing the hitler salute which is a crime in germany the police were criticised for failing to intervene quickly enough this cellphone video appears to show a man chasing a passer by and shouting racist abuse. watch. the video triggered a debate about what had actually happened. com video we've got video footage showing people being hunted down on the streets a crowd rioting and he crimes. this has nothing to do with the rule of law i cannot
repeat this often enough if together but germany's domestic intelligence security agency chief at the time. and didn't agree with chancellor merkel he said nobody had been hunted down his comments exposed deep divisions in the coalition in the end mohsin was removed from office the trial however will focus solely on the death of daniel age not on the political repercussions of the incident. did a great is in dresden following the trial for us kate the stabbing of data you brought many of the issues related to migration of refugees to the fore here in germany but this trial is strictly about the stabbing death. it certainly is that killing back in august last year did have far reaching repercussions as we heard there in the report and it also reignited the debate in germany as well over migration and integration in angela merkel's decision back in
two thousand and fifteen to keep germany's borders open but the trial today is focused very much on one man a twenty three year old syrian refugee who faces the charges of homicide and serious a so so so if he were to be found guilty of those charges he could face anything between a suspended sentence or even up to fifteen years in jail but we've heard at least from judicial circles here in the state of saxony that evidence is very thin and as we mentioned there in the report to the other main suspect in this case is still at large so there are currently twenty four days of court days planned for they scase so they say we could see this extend in two weeks if not months ok twenty four days planned there in dresden where you are the killing though took place in the venue where you are has been the subject of some criticism hasn't. it certainly has but the decision to move the court case or the trial here to dresden
was mainly on security grounds there were concerns that there could be a repeat of a right wing extremist marches descending on the court in kenya if it were to be held there and this court room behind me here in dresden even has a bullet proof glass there in the court room but there was another decision there was another request sorry as well from the defense actually to have the court case moved away from kevin nets and that's was largely due to some upcoming state elections here in germany later in the year which would be extremely significant in brandenburg saxony and touring via where as well the fall right party is expected to do particularly well and if you remember back to those pictures that we saw previously of the demonstrations in response to this kill him back in august last year there were also some known members of the a.f.p.
marching along side those far right extremists so they work on says that by holding this court case in kemet it could be instrumental ice politically brady for us and drugs and following a trial for twenty four days scheduled there for the trial so far thanks very much . well today marks five years since russia to control of crimea and since despondency on the black sea became a focal point of tensions between russia and the west the conflict began five years ago in early two thousand and fourteen with the mind on protest in kiev now the demonstrators there wanted ukraine to move away from russian influence and look more towards the e.u. protester of the country's progress should president power now moscow responded by sending its forces into crimea which was at the time ukrainian territory certainly there after the local population voted in a referendum to join the russian federation ukraine in the west called the vote
illegal fighting broke out in parts of eastern ukraine but crimea itself remained largely peaceful on march eighteenth two thousand and fourteen crimean leaders then signed a treaty with president vladimir putin now that treaty made that territory part of the russian federation the u.n. is there recognize the move but backers of the kremlin are marking this anniversary including a russian biker gang that played its own role in bringing crimea under moscow's control. the night wolves and their leader of exam the result are vladimir putin's favorite bikers. and their 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 much as you would
it's a miracle this all happened fairness went out for the first time did all happened without bloodshed a person just throwing out. 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 abducted just a few hundred meters from his home men dressed as traffic police stopped at a friend's car for what appeared to be a routine check soon they were bundling them 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 wolf 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 the reader. evan's 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 everything points to the fact that it was the russian security service the f.s.b. 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 sebastopol the night was really reaches its climax at their patriotic feeling park imperial symbols rub up against soviet icons 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 as russian ministration. by syrians 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 dastardly such guts that our opponents didn't even have time to realize what was going on. the anniversary is about more than crimean and it's two point five million inhabitants the annexation put russia on a collision course with ukraine and the west but shows no sign of ending would it also did was to change the tone of russian politics as the kremlin found itself facing international isolation and sanctions it embrace groups like the night was bringing their very particular back to the future brand of russianness out of the margins and into the mainstream. time for some sports and business legal football now jonathan krane from did every
sports is with me to look back at the twenty six nasty weekend with eight more to go. around good morning to jonathan byron munich surprise with this top on top again but just barely this time yet barely produce league title race is tight is having a bye and we're taking on. the champions league in midweek by liverpool but if you want to take one positive from that it means they can concentrate now on the bring the league and the ball was in their court so to speak dortmund had that dramatic win against had to begin on saturday found seven hoping for a bye and slip up but within a few minutes of kickoff it was clear that was not going to happen. only one win and six going into this game and by and never looked like losing from the moment robot leaving them in front of three minutes. thomas rodrigo's made it to nil and thirty three minutes. before kingsley c'mon thunder one hundred percent by an
inch. and on course for the stroll the craved after their midweek lushington liverpool. made it a homicide which with a forty six minutes after the break. the colombian took advantage of some comical defending the trick. and seventy minutes. in another. difference. they might be looking second rate in europe. and once again there. was an easy win over. where does this leave them now with eight weekends to go run it really is to play for and i think the match between by an endorsement in a few weeks time is going to be for the biggest between that city in recent history you feel. on saturday. performance from.
things around in the second half. rescued you really have to underline his importance his leadership to this young team and i think that when you put it out the bag it really gives you the belief you need perhaps going forward and it's a race but you have to say really is with by munich i think we're going to see the table in a minute. on goal difference here seven goal was an incredibly they've scored at least five goals in the last three league games and that can make all the difference come the end of the season and how. on sunday he's been a key part of that and remember the crisis last year. rumors that. now with the coach. or that behind them now haven't they what about the other games on sunday yeah it was a triple header. two important results in the battle for champion's league.
win against nuremberg close in on fourth place and close in on. the now. max cruz in the scoring for the counterattack. and. look at this sixty minutes to. keep it off the. cruise and second another break. that's. a big relief because they put themselves in contention they've only lost two of the last eight games you can revive. you know they lights were tapped they were exciting for them with that is then they leave themselves open when they come up against a team like graeme and compacts you can hit them on the break that's what happened on sunday. sports thanks very much.
well you have time for a quick reminder of our top story right now new zealand's prime minister says proposals to tighten gun control laws will be announced in ten days meanwhile souza been performing traditional marriage hawkers to honor the victims of the attacks on two mosques in christchurch. i'm brian thomas for the entire team thanks for being such. a food.
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