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this is directly news live from the 1st female president elect of the european commission. it's necessary that we act have to take bold action. or sort of from the political process to actually get ready to take over one of the. jobs also on the program. turkey's vice consul to iraq's autonomous kurdish region to show.
the tourists a truckload of guzman known as el chapo jailed for by a court in new york also faces a bill of $12600000000.00 from the proceeds of. looks like the. snows melt scientists. but usually frozen. welcome to the program. european commission's next president also to fondle our houses promise to strive for a united and strong europe and to work constructively and pragmatically to achieve it germany's former defense minister is the 1st woman to be elected to this top post though she only won the vote in the european parliament by a narrow majority. uncertainty until the very last minute.
the members of the european parliament here in new with a vote on the next commission president was going to be close but not even the candidate herself was off on the line would have thought it was going to be that close vote the votes in favor $383.00. 1000 on the line secured the majority by just 9 books a week results in the end still enough to celebrate. my message so all of you is let us work together constructively because the endevor is a united a strong year old. the former german defense minister spent the last 2 weeks building a majority trying to convince the political groups in the european parliament to support her bid. her final address to parliament which some called the speech of
her lifetime seem to have tilt of the scale in her favor but having the backing of her conservative group she could afford moving towards the left and resonating with other groups on issues such as climate. this is the greatest responsibility and opportunity of our times. i want europe to become the 1st climate neutral continent in the world by 2050. on the nih has vowed to fight for a greener fairer and more needy based here. relying on a problem and so fragmented building majorities around any of these issues is likely to prove difficult. brussels bureau chief max hoffman spoke with the commission's new president to act shortly after last night's vote. is with us today and i have a very simple question to start out the interview how are you feeling. relieved and
happy because it was a tough ride over 13 days now i had to. formulate the guidelines the political guidelines and to convince the parliamentarians this was not a matter of time and i made it and i'm happy right now does the majority bother you that it was only 9 votes ahead majorities majority and 2 weeks ago i didn't have it all a majority of course i understand that because the parliamentarian said we want to know more of you we want to know what your program is we want to know the details of the topics we're dealing with so it was a tough time a very intensive the most intensive in my political career i've ever had but now i'm happy and you happy with the speech you delivered the feedback you got. yes because it showed my conviction and it's worth to fight for this europe and its west to tell the story of our europe a united and strong how i see it for the future and so this was
a important moment you made a lot of promises today you do realize it'll be very tough to keep all of those right but it's riot it's not promises it's politics and policy would want to bring forward if we're talking about the climate neutral continent in 2050 it's necessary that we act we have to take bold action to achieve those goals and we needed for our planet and for lives so these all these topics are extremely important and we have to be ambitious and what would you say of all those topics you talked about which is your absolute top priority i think top priority is. climate mutuality 2050 with a goal for 2013 and digitalization those are the 2 biggest concerns all opportunities. we have to tackle you're going to work with a divided parliament words harder than ever to get
a majority and also you could say with a divided council because you have a rift between eastern europe and the other european countries for example on migration how will you handle this i think we absolutely have to overcome the division of east and west between east and west i know that people in the eastern countries central european countries often think they are not accepted as they should be and as i've been working as a defense minister very much in those countries i have a lot of friends and they trust me so i know how to work together that we can improve the relationship and there is a division between north and south has to do with questions of competitiveness and flexibility and we have to solve that to why that because europe has to be united there are many many big questions we have to tackle and europe has to play a role and we only can do that when we are united ok so what are you doing over the summer. i'll spend it in process of getting my cabinet there the commissioners
on board and to work on my work program that i have to lay down and lay out in october with. president elect of the european commission thank you very much for talking to us. software reporter will now that sort of underlying has stepped down as germany's defense minister a form posters going to the head of the country's ruling christian democrats on a quiet calm column about both women attended an official handover ceremony with chance of america today from a scrum took over from chancellor merkel has had of the conservative c.d.u. last year and is widely tipped to succeed her as chancellor. more our mission t w political correspondent simon young welcome simon so did on a great comeback out of bauer's move to defense or come as a surprise a big surprise phil because previously she ruled out taking on
a ministerial job she said she didn't want to be in miracles cabinet she wanted to concentrate on her job as leader of the christian democrat party which he's had since the end of last year but the truth is she stumbled a little bit in that role so this gives her new momentum and also what it will give her is some ministerial experience which she hasn't had up until now she's been the interior minister and then leader of the small german state czar land but she hasn't had a national level cabinet job and she doesn't really need that i think because the playbook sais that she should in time. and especially from the c.d.u. point of view will be the best placed person to succeed angle americal as chancellor and of course a bit of ministerial experience won't harm her at all in that effort
but this is rather a challenging ministerial brief to have to cut your teeth on defense has been a difficult day here in germany what sort of challenges does come calabar face. it is challenging and ursula fonda lyon has not left the defense ministry in a particularly good condition there are problems for instance with weapons systems that need modernising plenty of other equipment doesn't work properly there is a need to recruit germans to the armed forces a lot of them around willing to join and there's been money wasted on expensive advisors have plenty of other internal problems and also there's the question of the military budget and a great cram karen bauer is known to support the idea of increasing military spending but of course you have to argue that out with the finance minister and one
of the chancellor i'm going to machall she's in her final as chancellor does she still carry the or 40 she used to when she said she's not going to stand for chancellor again so she's in her final years but i think it's been a good couple of days for the chancellor she's got to have her close allies now in the front rank and of course with a lot on the line in brussels. will be assured of being at the very least heard and understood. at the top level of the european union and the movement of care of our into the defense job i think is also good for america all because she too is a close ally but it also means that a potential successor is no longer you know scheming in the wings as it were she will now be on stage and being tested so you know moving more women into top jobs was also something that anglo-american has said she wanted to do she certainly done
that over the last 24 hours and i think she's got lots to celebrate today which is her 60th birthday of well. some of you thank you. we'll take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world of sudan's ruling military council adds a civilian protesters have signed a political document part of a power sharing deal paving the way for a civilian government this is been one of the key demands of demonstrators the since president omar al bashir was ousted in april a 2nd constitutional document is likely to be signed within days. reconstruction and rescue operations are underway across south asia after heavy monsoon rains caused massive flooding i'm glance lives millions have been affected and officials estimate that at least 180 people have died floods hit india nepal and bandwidth deshler injured refugee camps experienced extensive damage. of course in moscow has
extended pretrial detention for the 1st 6 of $24.00 ukrainian sailors arrested by russia off the coast of crimea last year the decision of the remaining sailors is jude later on wednesday their cues to illegally entering russian forces denies the charges. the court is temple has acquired has acquitted 3 press freedom campaigners of terrorism charges human rights activist. finn finn jangi run and sex workers report so his reporters without borders representative are all on their all of the underwriter are written in c. were on trial charged charged them after their campaign to save and now closed kurdish newspaper. mexican drug lord to hakim el chapo guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a us prison the brooklyn judge also ordered him to pay back more than $12000000000.00 in ill gotten drunk proceeds goldman was brought to the u.s.
in 2017 after he twice escaped from mexican prisons he was convicted in an epic drug trafficking trial in february before today's sentencing he denounced the trial and complained about the conditions he faced in solitary confinement the judge accused him of overwhelming evil let's look back around life and crimes he's been notorious for decades as the head of the scene a lower drug cartel mexican drug lord but keene guzman also known as el chapo. guzman has been held in solitary confinement at a high security new york prison since he was extradited from mexico to the u.s. in 2017 during his trial in brooklyn special security measures were in place including the deployment of a gas detection device because man made to order from jail in mexico most recently
through an underground tunnel dug by accomplices in july 2015 a worldwide manhunt followed but there were few clues to his whereabouts until guzman invited american actor sean penn to interview him at his hideout for an article in rolling stone magazine along with mexican t.v. star kate delk a c.e.o. who wanted to make a film about his life u.s. prosecutors spent years piecing together the case against guzman detailing a vast web of torture contract killings and bribes that reached all the way up to mexico's former president. guzman faces the rest of his life behind bars but the cartel he founded nearly 30 years ago is still incredibly powerful. and he remains a hero among the communities in mexico who benefit from the profits of his crimes. there watching d.w.
news live from that still to come scientists sound the alarm in the arctic as a temperatures are rising significantly and a land that usually frozen all year round. today marks 5 years since malaysia airlines flight m h 17 was shot out of the sky as it flew over eastern ukraine killing everyone on board a russian a russian made surface to air missile hose quickly identified as being responsible a conclusion that moscow has disputed ever since last month for a dutch led international team of detectives charged format with murder over the incident is a look at how that investigation unfolded. flight m.h. 17 was shot out of the sky on july 17th 2014. all 298 people on board were killed most of them were dutch nationals the plane had departed from amsterdam and was headed to kuala lumpur but the boeing 777
disappeared off radar screens about 3 hours after takeoff while flying over a part of eastern ukraine held by pro russian rebels. international condemnation was swift and fingers were pointed at moscow. sanctions against russia for its annexation of crimea were already in place and western nations toughened those measures in response. in the investigation that followed an international team led by the netherlands found fragments at the scene of the crash which they said probably came from a russian misdialed they said the missile exploded outside the plane causing it to break apart investigators later said they had irrefutable evidence that the missile came from the territory of the russian federation last month they named 4 men 3 russians and one ukrainian as murder suspects in the inquiry. they're expected to face trial next year moscow has always denied involvement and says investigators have not provided any proof it was responsible for shooting down the plane
commemorations of the people who died in that incident but in the happening today journalist stefan bourse joins us from the dutch i read 17 national monument their arms about welcome stefan what happened at today's commemoration. well during a emotionally charged ceremony the dutch prime minister mark ruta was a very tough in his say and source to watch for russia he sent a campaign way spring and glorious lice a shoot and basically dead last in a nutshell what he said and he expressed his sorrow for the victims all the names of the 298 people were at i also later spoke we said several relatives and i can tell you that day told me that even though this happened 5 years ago they still remember it as it happened yesterday and the day of course seek justice but also
they are trying to cope with stare loss of the last ones i mean some people lost their children also i spoke with a man who basically only lost several family members and they say it is very very hard also what is very difficult if not all the victims have been actually identified and that of course makes it to another day wolf sorrow especially for those relatives who are still waiting to see when ticket finally bury their loved ones in an official way to stay from both thing here. in russia has been identified as being behind this incident let's go to moscow where we find the dublin correspondent and we show and welcome i mean 3 of the 4 men facing trial next year a russian nationals what do we know about. we know that all 3 are russian soldiers one of them was a former colonel in the f.s.b. russians russia's security service and 2 of them have been employed in the past by
the g.r.u. which is the militant military intelligence agency here in russia and all 3 seem to have links to the russian backed separatists in ukraine all 3 suspects are currently believed to be still in russia of course russia does not legally they do not extradite their nationals for trials so it's very unlikely that any of the men will attend the trial next year but investigators have said that they will try them in absence if that is the case i what is moscow's position on the downing of emergency. well moscow's position has remained largely unchanged since the. shooting down of the mh 175 years ago they strongly deny any involvement in the horrible tragedy that took place and they also have presented what happened and the investigation into what happened as kind of an anti russian
campaign and we've seen that again today there was a foreign ministry statement that came it came out today basically saying look russia is and has always been willing to cooperate with investigators despite the bias of the investigation as they say to find those who are responsible and russia has called this investigation biased because the joint investigative committee has been looking into it includes representatives from ukraine but not from russia and now investigators have actually directly linked russia to the downing of the mh 17 the surface to air missile system to which actually shot down that plane investigators say that it was brought in from the city of course from an anti aircraft brigade there russia strongly denies this and they have actually also said that all the effort in for it presented by the investigative committee excuse me
that is that that is not reliable and have presented their own evidence as well. and we sure would be most concerned. now to iraq at least 2 people have been shot dead in the iraqi city of irbil or the dead include turkey's vice consul to iraq's autonomous kurdish region or forces say the attack targeted the consul and his employees diplomatic missions in iraq have been subject to rocket attacks over recent months including strikes near the u.s. and u.k. embassies in baghdad's green zone the attack comes as turkey wages a ground offensive and a bombing campaign in iraq's mountainous northern region to root out pockets of the kurdistan workers party the p.k. turkey says it will retaliate no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. to turkey then we join correspondent dorian jones in istanbul welcome dorian what
more can you tell us. well there's little hard confirmed information about this fatal attack what we do know to turkish foreign ministry have confirmed that one of its employees has been killed according to other witnesses a gunman walked into this high end restaurant at lunchtime belonging to a turkish international chain whereby he opened up fire on the diplomat with some reports saying 3 possibly 4 of those was shot there are unconfirmed reports that as many as 4 other turkish employees were killed possibly belonging to a security attachment protecting the diplomats but i stress all of this is not confirmed it's unclear what happened to the salient summit's reporter saying he was shot dead at the scene others are saying he escaped now where this attack occurred is in one of the most lock your is parts of build the regional capital of iraqi kurdistan near the airport now has to be said that this region iraqi kurdistan is
by far the safest part of iraq even at the height of the iraqi civil war in the war against islamic state this area was pretty safe and assassinations of this kind are unknown so there has created a big shockwave in the region and are well as well as in turkey and in iraq turkey says it will retaliate what should we expect. well i think that they are waiting to see who is responsible they have been very measured in their response turkish president reject type one has just called on the iraqi kurdish authorities to find the perpetrators but top of the list of suspects will be the kurdish rebel group the p.k. k. their headquarters are based in iraqi kurdistan and currently the turkish army are waging a major offensive inside iraq against the p.k. k. they stepped up that offensive only last week so they will be the chief suspects but it has to be said speaking to a turkish source who has worked in this region he said that these attacks are unknown by to be k.k. there is some kind of gentleman's agreement at the peak between the iraqi kurdish
authorities in the p.k. k. not to carry out these kinds of attacks in the region so that is the p.k. k. and that is a big if it would be a major change in their policy but also comes at a critical moment for rocky kurdistan they have a new regional president nature of on barzani who is very close to ankara very close to the turkish president only the few days ago iraqi kurdish intelligence officials met in so this attack could be a possible attempt by a 3rd party country to destabilize those deepening relationships on top of that there's the slam extend they to operate in this region and small cell still have cells operating there they recently vowed to take attacks against turkey possibly they are behind the attack but also it has to happen at a moment when there are reports that behind the scenes there are tentative efforts between the p k k and to possibly resume some sort of peace process again this attack could be an effort to destabilize those efforts a lot of unknowns door in jones in istanbul thank you now
to a heat wave in the arctic scientists in canada say they have observed record temperatures this week at a weather station the world's northernmost permanently inhabited spot it's a military base less than 600 miles from the north pole. t.-shirt weather in this treeless tundra here in the alert the northernmost permanent human settlement on the planet where snow and frost last all year temperatures hit a record high of 70 degrees fahrenheit or 21 degrees celsius. this summer has wreaked havoc on the arctic chill bringing me weather to a land not adapted to deal with it. a recent report showed greenland glaciers are receding faster than previously thought. this video from a greenland climate researcher went viral sled dogs sloshing across melting ice on
the inglefield fjord. and uncommon number of wildfires like this one in anchorage alaska have also lit up the arctic and sub-arctic regions this season fires are not unheard of in the arctic but scientists say this summer wasn't global warming. there have been unprecedented wildfires in the arctic since the beginning of june according to the world meteorological organization over 100 intense and long lived wildfires were recorded in the arctic circle the northern part of the world is warming faster than the planet as a whole that heat is drying out forests and making them more susceptible to burn the wildfires in turn spew more carbon into the atmosphere increasing the effects of climate change scientists warn it's a vicious cycle that puts the future of the ice caps and out. there is a reminder of the top story of this european commission's new president elect. promised to strive for a united and strong europe over his former defense minister as the 1st woman to be
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