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>> it is being called the biggest match? -- match-fixing scandal. they have found a ring that has fixed games including the world cup finals. they took cash prizes to fix the games. >> the names will not be released until the investigation proceeds. it does include top matches in several european countries as well as two champions. >> european anti-crime agency interpol says the evidence hundreds of soccer matches were fixed between 2008-2011. they were600 people are implicad they cashed in about 800 million euro in illegal bets.
>> this is fixing activity on a scale we have not seen before involving hundreds of criminals and players. this is generating very large amounts of illicit profits. >> the global scale was run out of singapore with bribes topping 100,000 euro. euro poll showed videos of arrests and they said they would not release the names of any players are clubs until the investigation is concluded. worldwide, euro poll has identified semi-pro matches in germany. they are shocked by the allegations. >> of course the report is shocking, but these are not official numbers yet. if they turn out to be true, it is very scary. >> it will be some time for they
can close the case. some 300 matches are still being investigated. >> a very big case indeed. for more, let's go down to titus from our sports desk. how much of a surprise is this? >> it's not so much a surprise when you mentioned the nature, but the scale is staggering. it shows just how endemic problem it has become and how blinded the authorities have been to the problem. this is clearly a bold, brazen ring that has ruined leagues all over and they are now turning their sights on europe. it will take a concerted effort to stamp it out. >> in germany, more than 16 million euro waged, over 70 matches. does this include the
bundesleague? >> who knows. the lower leagues are attractive to fix because they are choked with reserve the teams. they are attractive to fans and broadcasters. the money they waver around to a small clubs and players is a temptation. the investigation in 2009 mentioned clubs in the second division. it would be not leave to think the upper echelon is not at risk that some way. they do this in other leagues in other countries who may well be exposed. there is a risk all the way to the top. >> you mentioned the down side of human nature. how can you stop people trying to fix games? >> there are two concrete things we need to do. we need to introduce integrity units in every league.
the implementation takes time. it can be uneven depending on where and with what rigor is implemented. the other thing is education. educate the young players at an early age. invest in a 10-year time, but it may be too late. it has already targetted things like the no. 17 world cup. if they pitch up and buy in at munich, they cannot say they are done because his name will be in the papers. it's an insidious problem that will demand a concerted effort. >> and this is just the beginning of the story, i'm sure. thanks so much, titus. >> of low and behold, more corruption. the spanish prime minister facing questions over corruption allegations and has won praise from german chancellor angela merkel for his handling of the economic crisis.
he has imposed a harsh austerity measures and lowered borrowing costs, but the spanish economy is continuing to contract. >> the german chancellor warmly welcome the spanish premier, a change of pace for the prime minister facing the problems at home. he traveled to berlin wristbands that the. ever deeper into-- he traveled to berlin with spain even deeper into the concession. >> i reiterated once again that we're full of respect for the reforms implemented in spain. >> he touted his government's financial policies pointed out that as a spending has been reduced and ailing financial institutions have been restructured. he predicts the reforms will
reflected in unemployment numbers and he intends to finish the job. >> as i already said saturday, i am just as courageous, convinced, strong, and determined as i was when i took office to solve the worst spanish crisis in 30 years. >> both governments are desperate to bring the crisis under control. they want to excel britney eurozone and the eu's political and economic integration. >> our political correspondent is following this and we go live to our parliamentary studios. all parties concerned about corruption in spain likely to hinder the premier and his ability to solve the crisis in his country? are those concerns in berlin? >> his own personal ratings are at an all-time low before the allegations surfaced. both think it could be the last
straw, but he has denied that there is any truth of the matter. at the press conference in berlin, he said three times "absolutely false" a reference to these allegations and that he would prove they are false. we will wait and see. even if they cloud of suspicion remains hanging over him, it is not at all certain that it will hamper his political maneuverability in spain. recent surveys show 96% of spaniards believe the political class in spain as corrupt anyway. remarkably, although they are angry about it, they show an extraordinary degree of resignation. >> there is quite a bit of resignation. what about angela merkel considering the background? was there anything she could offer him to help out at home?
>> not very much. she used the words solidarity, support, expressing sympathy for the unemployed, particularly the young people. the figures are something like 56% of young that people are unemployed, the highest in europe. she believes there is no way around the painful reforms to get the spanish economy back on course. >> john, thank you ever so much. >> german efforts to get more young people into job training and expand all of the steel workers are falling short. the country's industrial base cannot find enough workers. >> applicants have little trouble finding work. including in your report in the oecd, many countries are short of low and medium skilled workers. >> the german business sector needs a low and medium skilled
workers, but that is a hurdle immigrants have to jump and they are way too high. their reluctance to look outside the borders and that threatens business. >> if germany does not do this in the right way. if this effort does not results, that would be a really negative impact on potential growth and the real economic growth. >> australia, denmark, britain and hire five-10 times as many immigrants but in germany, tough standards make it difficult for immigrants to get jobs. >> we have to show small and midsize companies that the global labor market is there for them. we have 850,000 unfilled jobs in
germany, so we're looking for labor. >> the oecd says germany needs to do more to bring in jobs for those with no college training. >> commerzbank stock plunged on the news that they barely turned a profit last year. with only 6 million euro in the black for 2012, down nearly 660 million euro and facing increased pressure, they sold the ukrainian subsidiary for a loss last summer. it also had 980 million euro in one-off charges. european shares gave up a bit of ground. conrad sends us this summary of monday's trade from the frankfurt stock to change.
>> the profit warning really made the mood turned sour here at the exchange. adding to this war reports about weaker than expected factory orders in the united states. concerns about the eurozone resurfacing due to allegations of corruption against the spanish prime minister and growing uncertainty ahead of the parliamentary election in italy. many people here keep hoping that the dax can reach 8000 soon. that would bring a lot of earnings reports for several companies that could beat analyst expectations like the time where -- like daimler and if you engineering companies. >> closing today at 7638 for the day, a drop of under 2.5%. eurostoxx down 3.5%. the dow jones at this hour is
down a little less than 1%. the euro is trading ended -- trading at $1.3510. >> abu dhabi's airways posted a two under% rise in net profits helped by its acquisition of a 30% share in air berlin in late to those 11. the artistic director of the bolshoi ballet will be seeking treatment to continue dealing with the effects of an acid attack causing severe burns to his face. >> an unidentified attacker threw a sulfuric acid in his face last month as he was returning home from work. he said he knows who is behind the attack but he does not want to name names as the probe is ongoing. >> the asset has scarred his face, but he says he feels good except for his eyes. he is not back in the office
yet, but he is in constant touch with his colleagues. >> the theater is updated regularly on my condition. we are in daily contact. the work continues as normal. >> he took over as artistic director at the bolshoi in 2011. once a world-class dancer, he now has power over the rise and fall of others i the powerful dance world. his attacker wanted to end his career at the prestigious theater. a spokeswoman denies that there are rivalries. >> we are closer now than before. what has happened is a tragedy, but it is not typical of the troop out all. all the speculation is untrue. >> he received threats before hand and claims he can identify the assailant. investigators have only found one major piece of evidence, a
for >> decades, german women have been having your and your children. the government has recently put large amounts of money into programs aligned it to be easier. >> more money is not turning the situation around, says a recent study. germany has been investing heavily in efforts to encourage people to have more children. federal, state and local governments spend 200 billion euro per year to fund subsidies to support families including children, help, health care, parental leave.
it seems not to be working. this adds up to just over 3% of germany and g.d.p., considerably higher than the average spent by other countries, 2.6%. despite the outlays, each of a german woman gives birth on average to just 1.39 children compared to the oecd average of 1.74 children. many couples never have children. despite the perceived failure of the family policies, the government refuses to be more ruthless in their calculations. >> the idea that the state's family policy would no longer cater to the needs of the people and instead would reduce it to entertain. >> the government has made a move in this direction already.
child care is likely to play an important role in this year's election campaign. >> coming up, we go to the united states where baltimore celebrates the super bowl victory. first, a look at more stories making news. >> british prime minister david cameron holding talks with the leader of afghanistan and pakistan. there are aimed at preventing the spread of instability in the region when nato troops withdrawn by the end of next year. they issued a joint statement. >> a belgian man convicted of murder and child rape appearing in brussels for a parole hearing. he was sentenced to life in jail for kidnapping, raping, and holdings 6 rose prisoner. four of them died. >> in egypt, opposition parties as one activist has died after being beaten and tortured by
police. the ministry of the interior has not commented on the claims. the activist disappeared last week during anti-government protests leaving at least 60 people dead. >> tens of thousands of mourners have massed in the cambodian capital as the kingdom cremated their former king, norodom sihanouk. he steered them through six turbulent decades. >> it was part of a week long funeral that started with a plan lavished procession to the city of phnom penh. he died of a heart attack in october at the age of 89. his body had been lying in the royal palace since then. >> and artillery salute in honor of the deceased monarch as norodom sihanouk's body was given an elaborate funeral rites. mourners paid their final respects until late into the night. hundreds of thousands came to catch one last glimpse of the
leaking. his body had been lying in state in the royal palace for three months. he was known as the king a father of the nation. >> leaking it meant so much to as. when i think he is no longer with us, all i want to do is cry. -- the king it meant so much to us. >> he fought for us. he won us independence from france. he united the country. >> abroad, he was not quite so uncontroversial. critics say is political wheeling and dealing helped bring about the killing fields revolution of the 1970's. most have forgiven him his mistakes. some of his ashes will be kept in and are not in the royal palace and the rest will be
scattered into the mekong river. >> today's world cancer day. for millions of people every year, a positive diagnosis often means a death sentence. in germany, cancer is the second leading cause of death. >> the world health organization says 30% of cancer could be successfully treated if found early enough. caissons in germany are seeing promising results in a new therapy for brain cancer. >> herman has been coming to the university clinic in heidelberg for two and half years now. today, he is accompanied by his partner. he has an aggressive kind of brain tumor. >> it was about two or three years ago that i noticed something was not right with me. and then it was just like that blacked out completely.
klaxons then, the former professor of labor economics often cannot remember words to do with occupational research. still come under the circumstances, he is lucky. he could have suffered epileptic seizures or partial paralysis. the tumor can not be removed entirely without damaging other vital regions of the brain. that is why he has regular radiation and chemotherapy. the tumor usually returns very quickly. only a few patients can hope to live a long life. >> we are doing a number of studies because the prognosis, despite the best treatments available, is still very poor. >> more than 30 years ago, scientists at the german cancer research center began investigating this medicine now being tested. one-quarter of the participants found it effective. >> the agent captures a
molecule, a protein that aggressive cancer cells often need to multiplied. without the protein, certain cells cannot continue to grow and spread our side the tumor. >> it is not a cure, but in some patients it can actually stop tumor growth for a while. that means the condition is less likely to deteriorate and they can hope for longer life. >> we do not think we can heal a sickness, but maybe we can significantly help a subgroup of patients who could up living extra three, four, five, or even 10 years with their illness. >> herman says he hopes to live even more. >> armonk things to be like how
they were three years ago. i want things to level out again. >> and his partner? >> the same thing, of course. the way the sickness looks, and makes it hard to believe. the path to a cure for cancer is long, but in some areas researchers are making progress. >> aren't sports now. in german soccer, it could have been dubbed the battle of the runners-up. second and third place went head-to-head over the weekend. >> last season's champions emerged victorious. >> it was close. dortmund knew it. >> today, we saw two teams go in. >> dortmund give themselves the best possible start. there were ahead after just three minutes.
leverkusen struggle to find their feet. converted after eight minutes. after the break, leverkusen cranking up on the dortmund defense. this shot was a set of right after the hour mark. and then popping and to equalize with this header. celebration on the were cruelly short. >> it makes it easy to make mistakes. >> that is all he needed. he pounced to make it 3-2 dortmund. >> this "-- this comes close to what people expect for a final match. >> delayed penalty mess, but dortmund holds on.
>> fans of the baltimore ravens are celebrating their win in the super bowl. sunday's game was watched by 1 billion people. >> there was singing even without a lip syncing. we start with the fans basking in the glow of victory. >> baltimore partying in purple four hours after kick off. ravens fans were ecstatic at the their team's upset victory. the ravens got off to a powerful start with joe flacco's passes taking them to a 6-3 lead at halftime. beyonce gave a dazzling halftime performance but soon after, the superdome suffered a power outage. then the forty-niners came back racking up 17 straight points. 5 yards away from a winning touchdown, san francisco
surrendered the ball in the game ended 34-31. possibly the happiest raven, 37- year-old ray lewis retiring with two super bowl triumphs. >> what a better way to go out. more importantly, it was my team. the things we have been through all year. battle tested through this journey. an all-out rollercoaster. >> back in baltimore, celebrating all through the night their first super bowl victory in 12 years. >> that 34-minute delay meant i was up the whole life. >> thanks for watching us. dw.de for more on these and other stories. >> thanks for watching.