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brent: this is dw news live from berlin. chaos at the border. hundreds of people try to force their way in, hoping to continue to northern europe. also coming up, the u.n. says a cessation of hostilities in syria is holding, despite accusations of reaches on both sides. the race is now on to deliver desperately needed aid in deceased areas of the country. and leonardo dicaprio finally takes home the best actor oscar.
spotlight wins best picture, but the night's biggest theme with the colors you did and did not see on the screen. ♪ brent: i am brent goff, it is good have you with us. tonight the desperation of refugees trying to get to northern europe has turned violent. several hundred migrants trying to breach and razor wire fence separating macedonia. tear gas and stun grenades used after some of the breakthrough at a rail crossing. nerves are frayed after they sealed the border, allowing only a trickle of refugees through each day. we begin at the border. >> open the border, they cry.
but the border remains shut. increasingly frustrated, the protesters forced their way through the fence. the macedonian police retaliated with tear gas. tensions have been building for days, after macedonia effectively closed in order, thousands of migrants have been messing at the games, demanding to be let through. the authorities on the greek side are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of people. >> it is a disaster here. more than 4000 people waiting for food. for a shower, i do not know what to say. it is really a disaster. >> around 3000 migrants are arriving on greek islands every day. once they reach the mainland where they join thousands of others making the journey to the macedonian border. from there the migrants hope to go further along the balkan
route toward western and northern europe. now they are stuck. >> the situation is like a disaster, and you have to wait for a long time in the foods, in the toilet, everywhere you have to wait a long time. if we do not solve the situation, it is going to get worse, more and more. >> along the fence, tempers are flaring. with macedonia only alone through the number of migrants serbia agrees totake it, the bottleneck is set to worsen. brent: we have spent the day at the border between greece and macedonia. good evening to you. talk to us about how exclusive it is right now, how explosive the mood is on the border. >> at least, the first day i have seen violence in the camp. there were refugees to try to
tear down the gate. some of them threw stones at the police, and that is when the police sprayed tear gas. several people were injured. 15 injured people according to doctors without borders. a man was carrying a child and rushing to the doctors. brent: people are arriving more every day. what could be a solution to the problem? you are on the ground, seeing this happen. >> there are -- will probably be released if the macedonian authorities open the border and put more people in. but it is not a long-term solution. i think a way out can only be caused by european coalition.
on the conditions regulate the influx of refugees. they're trying to do that by building throughout the country them and also on the borders. but we have seen 1000 refugees arriving since the beginning of the share only. the tents will soon be crowded. brent: all the borders in surrounding countries are being sealed. water refugees saying that they can do? are there other routes that they can follow to get to central europe? >> the one thing that most refugees do not have as a plan. when you talk to them, it becomes very clear that they do not know what is going on at the border. they hear a lot of rooms, but the do not have reliable information. i talked to somebody from afghanistan, and they are the ones who had almost no chance of crossing the border, and they
said they are just going to wait at the border, to wait for the border to open because they do not have any other place to go. brent: our correspondent on the border tonight. thank you very much. germany's chancellor angela merkel has defended her refugee policy in a nationally televised interview. she insisted her decision to allow more than one million refugees to enter germany last year was right and to do. she also admitted that she needs more time to win over her critics, after a sharp drop in her approval ratings. >> the chancellor is determined to stay the course. angela merkel said the solution to the refugee crisis can only be found in cooperation with the rest of europe. she added that closing borders is not the answer. >> when it comes to such a serious question, and a serious phase we are in right now, i
decided not to make promises i would have to bring three weeks down the line. but i will still do with the people expect of me. there will not be as many refugees arriving here this year than last. the chancellor also responded to a recent mob attack on a bus full of refugees in eastern germany. >> i want to make it perfectly clear there is no justification for that. human dignity is inviolable. that is article one or constitution and applies to everyone in our country. >> one day later, supporters applauded her performance. >> i thought it was good, very dignified. the message was clear. i liked it very much. we germans will find a way. it is our duty to support refugees. >> i like her more now, and her politics. it is very humane. >> but angela merkel of having a
tougher time convincing the conservative wing of her coalition. >> her opinions on the same once she has always had, so i do not need to make any new comment. and angela merkel will be meeting on wednesday when her cdu party in the bavarian see gather for talks in berlin. brent: 32 syria, where a window of opportunity has open to since the cease-fire. united nations has begun to deliver as brindley needed aid to people and besieged areas of the country. the fragile substation of hostility seems to be holding for a third day, despite some complaints and breaches bring the cease-fire only covers moderate groups fighting the government. it does not apply to islamist militants. >> the battle against the
so-called islamic state rages on. that is what this syrian government video claims. apparently shows bashir al-assad forces dancing in the preface. these theories are not part of the cease-fire. but since the truce of cold, the warring sides have been trading accusations. but the government and the rebels say there have been numbers on seas file violations. human rights observers have reported hundreds phil -- hundreds killed. this video released by an opposition group, shows the description after effects in italy in northwestern syria. meanwhile in geneva, they've been hopeful peace talks will take place.
>> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon as well as others discussed of situation in the worn toward country. the u.n. has set up the facility to monitor compliance with the international and broker-deal. hopes to begin delivering humanitarian aid to more than 150,000 people and besieged areas of the country. brent: germany's interior minister is on a trip to north africa where he is trying to get countries to step up cooperation when it comes to repatriating asylum-seekers in the first stop -- asylum-seekers. his first top is morocco. he has since traveled onto neighboring algeria, where he arrived a short while ago. his final stop will be tunisia
on tuesday. the push comes after mini -- after many claim that the new year's eve attackers were of african origin. >> soon moroccan airports like these could see the first waves of expelled asylum-seekers from germany. the german government is using commercial airlines to depart moroccans who have illegally emigrated to germany last year. on the first stop of his trip, he reached an agreement with the moroccan counterpart i. >> we can now repatriate moroccans, and asylum seekers are processed efficiently.
both governments are seeking closer cooperation in security matters. germany has intensified its route knee of north african countries after hundreds of women were sexually molested in the new year. no attackers could face deportation. >> at the moment, we have not defined many of the attackers, only a couple dozen. but we will work to prevent further illegal immigration to europe, especially germany. >> in the future, germany will provide the names and fingerprints of illegal immigrants. and morocco in turn will issue an avengers travel documents and allow them to reenter the country. >> the sheer number of moroccans in germany isn't the problem. the minister wants to make a statement. germany can decide who can stay in the country, and who has to leave.
brent: we are now to uli hoeness , the man who helped build bayern munich into the powerhouse it is. he is now a free man. after serving time for tax evasion the former president's move is unknown. right now his releases being celebrated in the world of football and being questioned in other quarters. uli hoeness got out of his prison in the town of lance berkman he did so at the crack of dawn. by the time the media arrived to set up their shots, he was long gone. st word isel traveledast. even to high places. >> i am very pleased to hear ul hoeness has been released. he is an icon of bayern munich. he is an icon of german football. it is great for him.
>> but not everyone thinks that he should be out. you only served have his sentence, and an early parole by german standards. understandably so has his lawyer. >> he had no prior convictions. he has contributed a lot. he showed remorse from the beginnin and he provided authorities to axis to his records that he -- they would not have had otherwise. >> what is next for uli hoeness? bayern munich fans love him, and he did tell them before he left, when i get back i will not sit around, i am not done yet. the once and future bayern munich president? we will find out this summer. brent: you're watching dw news live from berlin. much more coming up after a short break.
brent: welcome back, here with dw news live from berlin. our top story, peaceful protest has escalated into frustrated confrontations on the greek border with macedonia. hundreds of refugees trying to force their way across only to be pushed back with tear gas. the balkan refugee route choked off, thousands of asylum seekers are stranded in greece. their numbers are growing every day. time now for a look at business news. mariana is here with that. good evening. >> thank you. after a 15 year court battle,
argentina has reached a deal to pay four hedge funds that it previously refused. if congress gives the go-ahead, the country will pay 4.6 5 billion u.s. dollars -- $4.65 billion u.s. they have reversed the animate nonpayment stance of the previous administration. a new newspaper has hit the newsstands in germany. newspapers everywhere are suffering from declining readership and falling profits. the new day daily does not seem bothered by these developments. it helps to prove that print news can prosper in the internet age. >> hot off the press, the first edition of the new day.
the 40 page paper will be available at 40,000 shops across britain. for the first two weeks and will cost 25 pence, or 30 euros since. dramatically lower than many of its rivals. but this first issue is free. the launch comes after the independent announced it was going online only due to plummeting for itself. over one million britons. stopped reading newspapers in the past two years alone. they want to tempt some of them back to paper. >> we want to get people much more balanced opinions than the naked and other newspapers. there's a lot of research, and it came back to default and i want to be told what to think. they want to have informed analysis and lots of different opinions in a newspaper. they want to create their own conclusions on the story. >> the newspaper longs to the
publisher of the over 100 years of tabloid daily mail are -- 100-year-old tabloid to daily mirror. >> for more on the story from london let's bring in our correspondent. free issues of the new day distributed. you got your hands on a copy. what did you think about it? >> i have my hands on a copy and i thought it would show it to you again. just to give you an idea of the kinds of stories that they do. it is about a little boy on the front page. he is caring for his mom. it is a human interest story. it is not the politics as usual, not the big headlines. just the original story that they thought was interesting. i felt it was an interesting concept. it is definitely different.
it looks different. it is a bit on the light side. it is not in competition with the bright sheets, but more with the tabloids. it is interesting to see the way they tackle news and they do not want to be biased. but seeing people will actually biased because i think that is the crucial issue. they gave it away for free, but then they want people to pay for it. that is difficult because they are already competing with free papers in london. that will be a challenge. >> some reviews that i read said that it targets women more. what you think of that? >> i can imagine that women will want to have something less aggressive. british tabloids have a quite strong editorial line on the eu referendum. every paper hammers it in for their readers. this paper, david cameron wrote
a piece about the eu referendum, about to stay in, but they also had somebody else, a teacher who was not without reservations. this is showing how they want to go about things. also, they have a lot of's boards -- in lots of sports, it is hidden in the paper. they might want to target women a little more. >> we will see if that strategy is effective. many thanks. the former coaching of deutsche bank is joining the american online lender sophia in an advisory role. this is his first venture since he left germany's biggest bank last year. he is seeking to challenge the traditional bank. founded in 2011 they finance
student -- for graduates of top-tier universities in the u.s. and he laughed deutsche bank under pressure from shareholders in the wake of the pricing that price-fixing scandal. that is the latest from the business desk. now it is back to front. >brent: thank you. last night stars brought glitz and glam to the carpet at the annual academy awards. in a surprising move spotlight to price for next picture. best actress wants to bring martin -- went to brie larson, and best actor went to a actor who has been waiting and waiting. >> the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> after five nominations, this year leonardo dicaprio finally took home the coveted oscar for best ask her. he gave his all for the role of you glass in revenue. he used his speech to bring
focus to the issue of climate change. >> making the was about man's relationship to the natural world, the world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year and recorded history. we had to go to the southern tip of this planet just to go to snow. climate change is real, and is happening right now. >> left films director won the oscar for best director >>. thank you to the academy. >> best film went to spotlight by tim mccarthy. the true story of a group of boston globe journalists that invested claims of sexual use in the catholic church in boston. it also won best screenplay. >> >> i would like to think our director. >>best actress went to brie larson for her role in the drama room. she plays a young woman being held in captivity.
>> but it wasn't just the stars under the spotlight. no african-american actors were nominated, sparking a controversy in the lead up to this year's ceremony. but comedian whoopi goldberg is taking a different approach. >> if you really want to protest, then don't go to the movies that don't have the people you want to see. that is the best way. that is the best way to protest. you do not want us to not appear here. if we are not here, then we are really not here. >> although it did not bag any of the big prizes, mad max fury swept the board, claiming six of its 10 nominations.
but it was definitely leonardo dicaprio's nice. the hollywood heavy hitter can add an academy award to the other accolades. >> thank you very much. brent: earlier we asked our culture correspondent about the role that finally warned him that statuette, and about the reaction when the announcement came. >> this was the easiest category to pick. it would have been a huge shock if you have not one. you can see the motion afterwards. not just in the audience, which went crazy for him, but also online. his actor when was the most tweeted moments ever of an oscar telecast with 440 thousand tweets a minute as soon as his name was announced. you can see how people expected this, and how it was long overdue. it is no controversial to say
that he was the greatest actor of his generation. he has been a solid performer for decades. he is been nominated so many times, he has waited in the audience, and been disappointed many times. finally gets on stage, finally he wins his oscar what an incredible role. the performance he gave, it is almost no dialogue. it is all physical acting. it overwhelms you with his physical presence in this film. it is incredible and caps on unbelievable career. brent: that was god reporting -- that was scott reporting. a recap of our top stories is our. migrants stalled at these border to macedonia. in the united nations sit as a cessation of hostilities in syria is holding. despite accusations of breaches
>> hello, and welcome on "focus on europe" as we take you behind the scenes. i am michelle, thank you for joining us. coming up, the turkish border town of syrian refugees with a call home. para olympic athletes pay the price of war. in britain, a matchmaking service for would-be homebuyers. our first report access to turkey, a country deeply enmeshed in the syrian refugee crisis because it lies between syria and the