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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> this is "dw news" live from berlin. tonight, clearance granted to fly british tourists out of egypt. they will bring home tourists stranded in egypt. security being tightened after britain and the u.s. say a bomb may have caused a russian plane to crash this weekend. a refugee deal that has the survival of the german government writing on it. is it what chancellor angela
merkel really wants? and the french soccer star charged with blackmailing a teammate with a sex tape. i'm brent goff. good to have you with us. they are coming home. in the last hour, british tourist have been told they will be a lot out -- allowed to board planes the getting friday. the british government struck a deal with egypt on new security measures, this a day after the you cases spend flights to and from the resort -- the u.k. suspended all flights to and from the resort after a bomb reportedly brought down a russian flight. reporter: the tragedy is now becoming a diplomatic row.
the british government says their intelligence points toward a terror attack. they have unscheduled flights until security is improved. they are sending flights to bring tourists him. education president of delphi toss cc -- of delphi top all -- al-sisi was in rome. >> of course i cannot be sure a bomb brought that plane down, but if the judgment is that is a more likely than not outcome, i think it is right to act in the way that i did. reporter: moscow has criticized the british government for not sharing their information. >> honestly, what's really shocking is the realization that the british government has some kind of information that could shed light on what happened.
if it exists, the information announced by the foreign office was never shared with the russian side. reporter: as the country mourns the dead, moscow is calling for caution. president putin called cameron, asking him to wait for official investigation results. yet german flight carrier lufthansa has also suspended flights. berlin has not put flights on hold, but says it is following developments closely. brent: the british government says it is more likely than not that the plane was brought down by a bomb. earlier we spoke with maximilian hess, in international security risk analyst. we asked who could have carried out a bomb attack? >> the most likely groups that
would have carried it out would have been i.s. or one of the other terrorist groups or islamist groups operating, where there is a very large chechen contingent operating under i.s., and other groups that also have significant numbers of chechens, who have made very clear threats against russia very openly. brent: let's pick up on russia. how is that playing out there? is blood and mere putin coming under pressure for his involvement in syria -- is vladimir putin coming under pressure for his involvement in syria? >> i think the russians have been not necessarily supportive, but at least apathetic to russian involvement in syria. there have not been concerns about this eventually developing
in afghanistan -- into another afghanistan, as has been widely talked about in the western media. there are some indications that the kremlin views the risk of terrorism being high. we have seen a large number of arrests of suspected islamist in moscow. we even saw a report that a lot of doubt was cast upon members of the ukrainian nationalist group attempting to smuggle arms and to russia. while it is very hard to verify any of these claims, the fact that they are being promoted in the media doesn't indicate the kremlin is trying to send up the message that it sees the risk being higher. brent: and that was maximally and hast, an international risk analyst talking with us. it is a deal that the german government has struggled to reach. how to cope with the thousands of migrants entering the country every day?
jan -- german chancellor and goal merkel and her colleagues plan to set up what they call reception centers. they hope that refugees will get the help they need while economic migrants will be turned back immediately. reporter: merkel's often fractious coalition reached agreement surprisingly quickly. they have been increasingly at odds over asylum policy by early evening the chancellor outlined the program. >> we have taken an important step in the right direction. the talks finished today. there is still a lot of work ahead of us. we take it on in the spirit that
we can achieve the goals we want to achieve. reporter: they look at fs tracking progress -- faster tracking progress. anyone denied asylum will be rapidly deported. >> by sending those people home quickly, we will better facilitate those who truly merit our protection. reporter: coalition party leaders also agreed on in identification card for refugees to give a better overview of the process. >> we agreed on procedures for germany that will provide a measure of order, both for our country and those wishing to reside here. reporter: germany's three coalition partners emphasize the need for a solution to the european migrants crisis. brent: let's bring in our
correspondent thomas sparrow. good evening to you. this refugee policy, angela merkel's refugee policy. it has attracted attention around the world. seen as the one policy that could bring her down, bring the government down. is this compromise what she wanted? reporter: brent, i would not go as far as saying it could have brought her government down. i think the reasoning was to increase the pressure on angela merkel and coalition partners to come to an agreement. we were waiting for that agreements. it did come today. i think at least today the three leaders can be happy that they reached it. brent: this issue of registration centers, why is that so contentious? reporter: the cdu and scu
favored what they called density zones to filter out at the border those refugees who are more likely to stay and those who are not so likely, but the spd was opposed to that. they wanted more decentralized registration centers. that is why they came to an agreement to create those three to five special registration centers across germany. two of those will be in the state of bavaria. brent: there has been no let up of the flow of refugees into germany. at the end of the day, what does this agreement really achieve? reporter: if i could describe this in one word, i would say order. that is key here. they wanted to find common ground to better control the southern border and actually know who is coming in, who will be let in, and who in the country will have to go back. that is the key word. order.
brent: all right. as always, thomas, thank you very much. alright, time to bring you up-to-date with some of the other stories making headlines around the world. contentious territorial talks between china and vietnam. as chinese president xi jinping pays a visit to hanoi. the visit as billed as promoting ties and repairing relations between the communist neighbors. but those have been strained as beijing increasingly exerts its sovereignty in the south chinese city. one of interpol's most wanted men has been deported from indonesia to india to face justice. the alleged crime boss was captured on the island of bali last month. he was a fugitive for two decades. he faces charges of drug trafficking, extortion, and murder.
hopes of finding more survivors in the rubble of a collapsed pakistani factory were fading as darkness fell thursday. rescuers warned the death toll will probably rise, as they dig further down through the debris. soldiers and rescue workers in lahore have pulled 108 people out of the rubble alive, with at least 20 people now confirmed dead. reporter: more concrete and steel is hoisted from piles of rubble. as night fell, rescuers continued the search for survivors. flood lighting has made it possible to work through the night, but more than 23 hours after the collapse, hope of finding survivors has waned. the sense of despair earlier in the day. his brother is still missing. for relatives, the wait for news about missing them we members is
excruciating. >> my four sons worked or. three of them have been pulled out, but one of them is still missing. reporter: dozens of people have been pulled from the rubble alive. chest but they are handling the rescue work. we are really grateful to them. reporter: but some are angry with authorities. these relatives said they were being hindered from helping with rescue efforts. in the search for the course of the disaster is only just beginning. early reports suggest the factory owner was warned by local authorities about cracks in the building. that following last week's 7.5 magnitude earthquake. despite the warnings, he went on with construction work, adding a fourth story to the factory.
after 17 hours trapped under the concrete, this lucky man was saved by rescue workers. many are still missing, but for his family, the wait is now over. brent: the vatican is bracing itself for the release of a book that has allegations about the catholic church. this is allegedly information from a committee that reviewed vatican financial affairs in 2014. among the allegations made by an italian journalist that the pope's personal charity is being misused. reporter: greed, corruption, and mismanagement. just some of the allegations being made by this man, an italian journalist, toward the vatican in his new book, the highly anticipated "merchants of
the temple." when pope francis took office in 2014, he warned his cardinals, pay attention to out of control spending. pope benedict was unable to get a handle on the situation. the links -- the leaked documents are seen as the product of a bitter struggle between those who want reform and the old guard. hope -- pope francis wants to reform the curia. >> the rest goes to the church. reporter: the book's publication comes days after the vatican arrested two members of pope francis's financial reform mission. some cardinals live in huge apartments. the pope lives in far more modest quarters. a statement from the vatican claims the information is
brent: welcome back, everyone. you are with "dw news" live from berlin. our top stories -- flights to bring him stranded tourists in egypt. the tourists will only be allowed to bring hand luggage. that after the prime minister says it was likely a bomb that brought down the rest -- the russian passenger jet over egypt last weekend. here in europe, nato is holding its a guest exercise.
36,000 troops are participating across southern europe. the objective is to improve crop or a in between and among nato members and improve what is known as tried in juncture, a new rapid reaction force it up in the face of increasing russian aggression. correspondent max hoffman reports. max: yesterday he was in spain. today, the general is sitting in a helicopter above sardinia on his way to the next exercise. these troops are from italy, albania, germany, and the u.s. each country tries to bring some the different to the table. >> we are globalized nowadays and everyone has a smart phone from samsung or apple, but each nation retains its distinct fingerprint and that's a good thing.
but that's also why we need to work with. max: so practice, a lot of it. the mission is to push back a fictional enemy. the helicopter secure the airspace while the ground troops proceed toward their target. the command of this particular exercise to make sure everyone understands what is happening. the officers observed in person and through aerial surveillance. the pressure on nato to modernize has been mounting ever since russia started a widescale rearming of its military. the annexation of crimea. at -- of crimea is in the back of everyone's mind. >> we, however, coming out of missions in afghanistan and kosovo, are more focused on meeting and greeting people. we have to go back to operating aircraft with surveillance technology whenever needed. brent: back to basics. that is the goal.
but not everyone likes nato's new focus on russia and the eastern flank, especially those in southern europe. tried in juncture is sending a message to these -- trident juncture is sending a message to these countries. we have not forgotten about you. >> we are in libya. and then this is important. and this is for europe. max: most member states need to invest more in their military to have top-level equipment. that is the general's message. they need to train together more. otherwise nato will have many individual pieces without making a complete puzzle. brent: that was correspondent max hoffman reporting. all right, lieutenant's of, watch out. -- tons a -- lufthansa passengers, watch out.
ben is here with a headache report. ben: yeah, no chicken, no beef, no vegetarian option either. flight attendants are striking. we're waiting to find out what flights, and which type of flights -- that will have a huge difference on how much it costs germany's premier care carrier. the two sides have been fighting over retirement benefits of 14 of years. lufthansa says a pension scheme was rejected. 's the public would have to be getting used to this type of thing. and fat controllers, pilots -- they have all learned to deal with strikes.
there have been one every couple weeks on average. they are still relatively well-paid compared to contemporaries, but the carrier was to cut back on costs, especially wages and pensions parks. management says that competition is stiff. the union won't accept that. >> lufthansa's offer was full of holes. the staff have been working here would face poverty in their old age. that is indecent. reporter: for its part ,lufthansa says it cannot bear the cost of pensions and future. >> it is especially difficult this time, because so far, they have not told anybody when they will be striking or to what extent. they have only been talking about eight days, which would also be the longest strike, by the way.
reporter: flights by subsidiaries are not affected, but they could face an effect was the strike is underway and delays and cancellations are expected at all german airports. ben: now to the volkswagen scandal. germany's transport minister s signaled more problems coming vw's way. outsider dortmund says -- alexander dortmund says taxes will have to be factored in somehow. either the company pays or they get passed on to the consumer. reporter: in germany, cars are taxed based on their emissions levels. that means, car owners would have been paying less sachsen they should have. the incentive to understate to attract customers is high.
the minister says it is depriving german state coffers of 108 billion euros of revenue every year. the emissions scandal has severely tarnished's green -- tarnished germany's green credentials. >> consumers another countries trust the made in germany brand as a mark of quality. it's a really strong indication of good quality control. if it turns out the german authorities fail to carry out proper checks, that is likely to have a big impact, not only on cars, but many other products, too. reporter: the consumer protection group says the volkswagen scandal is only the tip of the iceberg and that cheating on emissions tests is endemic throughout the european car industry. ben: let's pick up on that last point. a consumer group has released an
interesting study that proves what many analysts have been saying, the vw is not the only one cheating on emissions tests. they took germany's top 10 cars for a drive. this is basically what was promised by the vw golf, but also the ford focus and others. but this over here is what drivers have been given. cars that does a lot more gas. consumers have had to take up 42% more in all. this is looking more like an industrywide problem in something we have not heard the last up. back over to brent. brent: thank you very much, ben. french soccer star karim benzema is charged with conspiracy to blackmail his teammate mathieu valbuena with a sex tape. he was the victim of an extortion attempt that threatened to make that sex tape public. reporter: benzema was questioned
all night before being whisked away to appear before a judge. his teammate on the french national team, mathieu valbuena, went to police after being contacted by people claiming to be in possession of a sex tape. benzama has reportedly admitted to speaking about the tape, but his attorney denies he was involved in blackmail. >> karim benzema is happy and even satisfied to put an end to this controversy. he has no role in this case. he was the one who asked me, as soon as his name appeared in the media, to contact the judge, to let him know he was available for questioning. reporter: the three blackmailers were arrested in october and have been handed primary charges. brent: the world health
organization is expected to declare sierra leone ebola free. to promote health awareness in the country, one of the's most decorated international soccer stars is paid a visit. samuel h o is from cameroon, but he uses celebrity status to connect, especially with sierra leone's young people. reporter: he's a superstar in these parts. his car was engulfed by fans to recognize him as one of the most decorated in philanthropic players in football. this week, is a fifa-promoted effort. >> i would humbly like to address all africans and tell them if we do not join forces to defend our cause, the rest of the world won't do it for us. reporter: in his visit, he
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