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this is very deadly news live from germany's chancellor delivers have verdict on donald trump's racist remarks. i reject charles comments and stand in solidarity with the congresswoman. that was going to smack also most forthright comments at her i knew all summer news conference which she also tried to do young activists for spurring her to act faster on climate change also on the program the court
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finds the state partially liable for the deaths of 350 limbs in the 1995 strip when it's a massacre when dutch troops failed to protect the victims from a 6. 100 foot bull that you champion of africa is about to be crowned excitement is building across the continent ahead of the africa cup of nations final between senegal algeria showdown kicks off in cairo in a few hours. a welcome to the program. i'm glad america has rejected u.s. president donald trump's racist statements against 4 nonwhite u.s. congresswoman speaking at a news conference the german chancellor said she stood in solidarity with them
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answering questions on a wide range of topics the chancellor also credited young people on the fridays for future movement with spurring on her environmental policy. the german chancellor arrived ahead of schedule to answer the many questions of the international press. after a turbulent year within her coalition and concerns over her health there was much to talk about. she began by addressing the election of a lion as new president of the european commission and welcome to vote of the european parliament. this is the author of she's the 1st woman to head the commission and i'm very glad it was possible to avoid conflict between the institutions because europe must be able to act. on a personal level unless the topic that was on everyone's mind her health after 3 bouts of shaking at public ceremony sparked concerns about her ability to govern she stated that everything was fine.
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and i can fulfill this function and secondly as a human being i'm also personally very interested in my health. after all as already mentioned in 2021 my political work will be finished. but i hope life will then go on. and i would like to live it in good health. isn't. talking about her climate policies merkel expressed support for. the young swedish climate change activist who was speaking at the friday for futures rally in berlin today the german chancellor said her government was committed to the paris climate agreement and also wanted to put a price on c o 2 emissions. concerning the 2030 goals we don't know the exact details yet but the experts say and i agree with them that the
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most efficient path to achieving these goals is to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions. but we must also take into account the social impact. of ms merkel answered a range of questions at the annual press conference when asked whether she distance to. from trump's racist comments to us congresswoman she was very clear. i reject trump's comments and stand in solidarity with the women he attacked. a strong signal that the chancellor often hailed as the leader of the free world hasn't given up her job just yet. the w.'s chief political adviser was about to press conference welcome what was the chancellor strongest message well foreign policy wise he also talks about iran but by far that statement about this congresswoman that she would display things that self so in solidarity with
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them was a stronger statement she was also that was actually the final question of this press conference but earlier she was asked about whether there still is the same value base between the united states and germany and this is what she had to say on . if you don't study so let me say clearly that in my view america's strength lies precisely in the fact that it's a country where people have very different nationalities have contributed to the strength of america as a whole. so these are let me say comments that very much run counter to the firm impression i have i have to say that he does mind for mere did it consist. of just. so once again once again we see her differentiating that quite clearly between the president and his administration and america as a country and i think this is one of the clearest instances so far well where she's seen we've seen her tie in quite clearly distance herself from certain what donald
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trump are saying and what are the chances have been concerns because of these bouts of shaking what was your impression well she seemed very stable today i mean we saw her throughout this week where she turned 65 where she also saw quite a few political triumphs also in seeing all that are funded and have former defense minister becoming the new e.u. commission chief throughout all the ceremonies that went along with that we saw her sit down and use a tear which was her very kind of pragmatic way of solving that issue she clearly was having and probably still is having but she also is remaining rather cagey about what the exact source of this is at the same time making quite clear that she's saying you know me in the sense of if i couldn't do this i wouldn't be doing this. interesting the german public here also largely sees this as a very private message matter we've seen quite a bit of polling on that but we saw a lot more wild speculation internationally on this particular issue of her health
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. she says she's going to go until 2021 do you think she will last that long well actually leaving aside the health issue for a moment even when you look at the political press or governing coalition with the social democrats on the right now it looks more likely that she won't actually serve the full course until 2021 the social democrats of have one political nervous breakdown after another the epitome of this is actually those 16 delegates members of the european parliament who are in government the social democrats right now in germany not voting for the 1st german and the. 1st woman to lead the commission in decades so a lot of internal political press are here waiting alexion coming out that could actually become a breaking point i dare say but actually i wouldn't put my money on it for now that . our center where any of us should put our money these troubled times for now
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though. g.w. chief political editor thank you. we'll take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world struggled quaker's hit greece just north of the capital athens the 5 point one magnitude tremor sent people running into the streets disabled foden wireless connections seconds trauma was felt 40 minutes later. because of our prime minister rubber sharrod i resigned he stepped down after being called for questioning by a court in the hague investigating crimes against ethnic serbs during the country's 99899 war with serbia. as to how to deny said he had agreed to be interviewed at the court next week and didn't want to do it as prime minister. german c. captain kidd older cat has left italy after facing questions in italian court yesterday and she would return to germany before heading to unnamed destination she
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is accused of aiding illegal immigration to docking in italy 40 rescued migrants despite the italian government ban on privately operated migrant rescue vessels got to look at is that it was her duty to save lives of 22 you know the w.h.o. now says there are very is no sign that ebola houseproud from a democratic republic of congo to neighboring rwanda the case of a congolese woman who died from the virus had sparked fears that the outbreak could spread it was found that she crossed the border to trade the debates or since the virus is not trans was not transmissible when she traveled. now the top course in the netherlands has found the dutch state. partially liable for the deaths of $350.00 bosnian muslims in the 1995 strip when it's a massacre the supreme court ruled that relatives of the murdered muslims could claim 10 percent of their financial damages from the dutch government the muslims
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were killed by bosnian serb forces after being expelled from a un safe haven haven being guarded by dutch troops during the bosnian war the murders were part of an organized massacre that left about 8000 muslim men and boys dead. is covering this story and joins us from the hague welcome stefan so what is it that dutch soldiers did or failed to do earth makes the state liable . well what the supreme courts here behind me has established that they failed to protect 350 men who were among those thousands of people seeking refuge at the site of the dutch un peacekeepers new york. of course they were hoping the dutch u.n. peacekeepers would save lives but that it's not to happen. actually to place the steps to the u.n.
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peacekeepers if accu way to be a man and women and of course soon afterward to forces that over end of town to build a site and kill them later in what was really the worst massacre in europe since world war 2 the court also said that the relatives of those men can now claim compensation at death will be limited though to 10 percent over the damage and of course that's a little bit strange one would argue but the court says at there was a 10 percent chance that they would have survived hence the dutch u.n. peacekeeper of. effectuated dam and in fact later hand them over to serve or at least that's what happened so that is why did 10 percent came in that is of course a little bit a disappointment. for the relatives but they also said here that was for democrats
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a case of justice only for money and said that's how they see it at this point and why only $350.00 people being compensated when we know that about 8000 american boys were killed. well of course part of a broader case the. group is really wanted to see particularly. the. effect that men. who are seeking protection were basically protected. at least partly. as one of the realities food it so they see it as an important step to watch justice and also say that the outcome of this trial is quite interesting because
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they say that from now on government sending troops in un missions can no longer hide themselves behind the bureaucracy bazza really can also be held responsible for their own troops and what they are doing in armed conflicts. thank you. now iran has denied a u.s. claim that an american warship brought down an iranian drone on thursday u.s. president donald trump said the unmanned aircraft had come close to the warship in the strait of hormuz and the cues to iran are very provocative and hostile action iran's military however denies there was a confrontation and says all of its stroh's returned safely to base and that it has images to disprove the american claim. this is the ship that the white house says brought down iranian drone the u.s.s. boxer an assault ship sent to the persian gulf just over a month ago u.s.
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president donald trump said a drone had come within a 1000 yards of the u.s.s. boxer and ignored calls to stand down. this is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by iran against vessels operating in international waters the united states reserves the right to defend our personnel facilities and interests and calls upon all nations to condemn iran's attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce. iranian foreign minister mohamad jobs are if there was a new york for u.n. meetings said he could not confirm the possible downing of a drone. out of the end of the road to follow suite and i think. that's what i said you know. have you made matter with me to have you
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noticed that i don't call this is the latest scrape between the 2 countries over who is provoking whom in the strait of hormuz. on june 20th iran shot down a u.s. drone it said had violated its airspace just days ago the iranian military seized a foreign tanker in this strategic strait saying the ship was smuggling oil and they released this footage allegedly showing the incident the united nations has urged restraint on all sides to avoid an open conflict. this is d.w. years lie from and still to come out cheery of all sammy go to nations gripped by football fever and high expectations that teams will face each other and tonight's the final of the africa cup of nations. form a former south african president jacob zuma has agreed to continue to give testimony to a public inquiry looking into corruption allegations against him and he pulled out
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saying he felt he was being questioned too harshly did not provide written statements to questions from judges the allegations against him that he allowed his cronies to plunder state resources during his 9 years in power he was ousted in february 28th and has long denied any wrongdoing. straight to johannesburg mojo in that journalist a 2 so kemal welcome to the w 2 so so why is jacob zuma so reluctant to answer these questions publicly in person. these are very serious charges he knows that if he is found to have done something wrong there are very serious consequences remember these are charges that involve that he allowed the reach the family which is accused of looting the state to sources to appoint the mid-south on his behalf he's say to have allowed a lot of corruption to happen and he's watched other allegations are that you struck that ministers to assist these. other people wanted to do this did to
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sources so these are serious allegations which zuma does not want to to say a lot about them because if it does the cases go to court he's likely to face consequences and that's an important distinction to make isn't it because we're looking here at an inquiry not a court case. they's quite a number of cases that zuma is already already in facing this is not to court as it is this is just an inquiry but the inquiry is going to make finding in these findings are legally binding if this finding ses zuma was complicit complacent in allowing corruption and i assume it is going to be very serious for him when the cases go to court because the courts are going to use part of this evidence we comes out of us all this is wise of my saudi he doesn't want to say a lot of things about it and the ones the prosecution or the evidence lead us to
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ask him questions that were not implicate him at or in other cases that may come. present drama poza jacob zuma successor his name has come up in the course of basing inquiries hasn't it. yes of course but the president i'm up for say is very little influence on these cases these are cases that some are committed some of them you call me to be cases before i even became president and these are cases that have come out from the public protect us reports where people were asked the question then they've given evidence about 9 witnesses in this commission implicated in corruption some of them saying he was given a lot of money by a private company where he also influenced on corruption there and some of them saying he instructed them to make deals for the good definitely so that they will loot a lot of money from the state so these are corruption cases that have nothing to do
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with it i'm opposed but these are corruption cases that zuma also agrees with a lot of people that something might have happened in the commission is trying to find out what exactly happened and how much did zuma contribute to these cases thank you for joining us to say kemal in johannesburg but tonight is the final of the africa cup of nations presenting senegal with its chance to win its 1st ever football title the lions of thailand a slight favorites against algeria but the algerian team has already defeated south again in the group stages and they're bringing an army of fans to cairo. algeria fans have filled chartered planes to see their side in action in egypt and they are convinced they all claim a 2nd title after the triumph of $990.00 some even believe it's fate. i can do to support our geo of course we've been waiting 29 years for this i'm 28 years old it's the perfect time so i'm going to represent everyone. it was
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a late winner from superstar that fired into the final after the final whistle on sunday marez was full of the supporters optimism. we had the radical thing this game years. to play the final. game. we are capable to do we need but they're confident to be jubilant senegalese supporters back home who watched their side triumph over tunisia in the semi it's only the 2nd time ever that they've reached a final it's total joy it's national pride we're all happy we've been waiting for this since 2002 side your money and co have ended a long senegalese wait for a 2nd shot at the title and they're delighted to have come so far. we're proud because it's been 17 years since we last reached this stage since the generation of
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2002. and it's thanks to perseverance and hard work. but the hardest part is still to come and only one set of supporters will be celebrating come friday night. will stay with football and wunderkind defend to lift held his 1st press conference with his new club city champions inventors the highly sought after 19 year old signed a 5 year deal worth a reported 75000000 euros the dutchman kept in the i.x. through to the champions league semifinals linked with many of europe's very top clubs this summer and the list says that conversation with christiane to rinaldo helped him make a final decision. one of the greatest events in the question world is underway in germany known as c h i the event features i want a national competition for showjumpers germany nations cup for the last 3 years but
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sweden have now ended that streak by winning their 1st title and rick vonn economic writing mary lou had a flawless run helping his team edge out the germans by just one point as any part of germany's team since $99.00 not a tough day for watching for us and coming 2nd on funky fred. now this week marks the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11 mission to put men on the moon for the 1st time since their astronauts and scientists have turned their attention to other goals in space now though there is renewed interest in lunar matters and d.-w. has been to meet a german astronauts training for training for what could be the next mood landing. this dusty landscape is not the moon but volcanic ground on the spanish island of land serota much as mara and french astronaut trainer every step along are gearing
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up for the next moon landing they're testing equipment and gathering igneous rock which is similar to that found on the moon if marty is mara does make it to the moon he'll need to be able to identify everything he sees doesn't mean that's a loser even a mineral that comes from deep underground from close to the earth's mantle geologists are really keen on making a discovery like this on the moon. because samples like this could tell you a lot about the moon's composition. mounir is one of 7 astronauts preparing for what may be the next manned flight to the moon liftoff could be in 2024. they station from our is the astronaut training center at the european space agency in cologne. we have one there's a new race to the moon not between the soviet union and the us like 50 years ago
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this is much more of an economic race it's about being the 1st to fly to the moon the 1st to achieve dominance in space. china is investing heavily in space technology so much he has mauer is learning mandarin as well as russian he wants to work with chinese astronauts and eventually fly to their planned space station a. woman from. the chinese space capsule will have a weight limit for astronauts 75 kilos so fitness is a key part of training. this is a typical exercise that prepares you for space in a space suit is so tight that you can practically only use your arms there's a risk of injuring your shoulder muscles. next stop brylin mara has come to this planetarium to persuade politicians and business leaders to support
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the moon mission. please complete the sentence i'm glad that people are going back to the moon because. because it'll be an amazing adventure and not only for astronauts but the right technology we can bring everyone along using virtual 3 d. technology people can just put on a headset and join us when we explore the moon. in november the european space agency will decide whether to pump money into the race until then much he can only dream of being the next human to set foot on the moon. it's not bad want those dreams go as it is a reminder of our top stories out there our german chancellor angela merkel has rejected u.s. president donald trump's racist attacks on for congresswoman there's the trump railed against the former nonwhite congresswoman in a series of tweets telling them to go back where they came from. but the supreme
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court has found the state partially liable for the deaths of 350 poles near muslims in the 995 different it's a massacre of troops of failed to protect the victims from bosnian serb forces. this is coming up next on news asia battling most skeeter borne disease in southeast asia we'll have updates from the world health organization about an outbreak of dengue fever in the philippines. it is an urban jungle it's a tough thing toxic smog we look at a project impact you stop taking the air traffic rapid growth forest don't forget you can always get d.w. news on the gun just down the road out from google play or from the top story i will give you access to information news from around the world as well as posters make ations or any breaking news can also use it to send the photos and videos. to the news page or just a mountain out of the top of the hour let me talk of course as always the website
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