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>> another super tuesday in the u.s. five state old elections for the race for the white house. republican front-runner donald trump wants to crush a new alliance of his main arrivals. we will bring you all the latest from washington. also, top-secret, bottom out. germany's chief is told to go. bungalow merkel promises more money to counterterrorism. and is spain headed to an election rerun? all signs are pointed that way after the spanish key fails in
his bid to broker a coalition government. ♪ >> is good to have you with us. we start in the united states when the race for presidential nominations is ramping up a notch with the latest round of reimer elections. republican front-runner and hillary clinton are looking to submit their leads as voters go to the polls and five northeastern states. is one of the last chances for trump and clinton rivals to close the gap on the leaders. let's go to our washington bureau chief. he is following the primaries for us. good afternoon to you. how important are tonight primaries for donald trump? >> it is very important, the
momentum i think is on trumps side according to the polls, he's going to win today's primaries. if he wins by a landslide, not only here but also in california and new jersey, or indiana, no one can deny him the nomination. tonight everyone is watching what will happen in pennsylvania. only 17 of pennsylvania 71 delegates are bound. as a member of the republican party, you may vote for a delegate who promises to support trump at the invention, but as an unbound delegate, he or she may decide to vote for cruz or kasich. it is a strange and bizarre system. >> we know ted cruz and john kasich are joining forces hoping that that can stop donald trump. i guess a lot of outsiders are asking why is donald trump so hard to stop?
>> i think that this alliance is not going to work, but we should not forget that trump's message resonates with the voters. we may or not agree on this message to build a wall, for example, but the message is loud and clear. if you were to ask the average american what john kasich's messages, i think no one knows. people just love drunk and i have been too many trump events. he is entertaining, he is authentic. people like him because both parties are against them. he is an outsider and americans love an outsider. he is so rich, he's the best person to bring back the jobs to the u.s. >> let's talk about the democrats for a moment. bernie sanders says he was -- he
wll continue with the race until the very end but if hillary clinton wins big tonight, is in the race over for sanders? >> bernie is sending conflicting messages. if he loses tonight, his advisor said he may reconsider his strategy, whatever that means. at the same time i heard bernie sanders, he gave several interviews today saying he will stay in the race until the convention in july. >> secular much. -- thank you very much. the head of germany's foreign intelligence services to step down. gerhard schindler will be replaced after pressure from the office of the german chancellor. no official reason has been given for the shakeup.
schindler was appointed back in 2012. last year the agency was in the spotlight for helping u.s. intelligence eavesdrop on other allied states. aren't, a change of the topic. i'm joined now by our political correspondent, he is on that story for us. what more can you tell us about this? >> not much. we mustn't forget that the story is still unconfirmed, but if we go by what "let's are reporting, there are two reasons behind this move and one have to do with the nsa scandal you just mentioned. schindler and the bnd were severely criticized when the bnd allegedly helped the usa spy on targets. now the parliamentary committee analyzing that scandal found some oversight flaws in the bnd.
the other reason has to do with the reagan structuring -- with the restructuring of the bnd. that process needed a new leader. we'll probably find out more tomorrow. there will be a briefing held by the chief of staff, and he also has supervisory powers or the intelligence agency so we will probably find out some of the reasons than. brent: do we know tonight who be germany's next top spy? >> there has been a name mentioned, he works in the finance industry. is a close ally of the minister who has been vocal about what the foreign intelligence agency should be doing. it will be interesting to see what direction the bnd takes. brent: thank you for a much weird -- you very much.
security issues were on the chancellor's agenda today. earlier she had talks with the countries counterterrorism agency. she promised more resources to grow with the growing let -- threat of islamist terror. >> both she and the heads of the security organizations know how urgent the situation is, even note germany has so far been spared attacks like those in france and belgium. >> we have a tense security situation that needs the attention of all those involved. i feel very reassured that there will be close cooperation here, that notes will be compared and everything humanly possible be done to guarantee the safety of citizens in germany. >> shortly after the paris
attacks last year, a terror threat in germany. a soccer game in hanover was canceled, the stadium evacuated. indications of the looming threat game via the gtaz. there are more potential attackers been or were when the center was founded in 2004 which is why the chancellor has promised the center more funds and personnel. but the services also want more leeway and surveillance laws. >> we must continue to keep the relationship between data protection and people's safety in balance. something that is not always easy in a political debate among but that is why it is also very important we communicate with those involved about workable procedures. >> this is where information from 40 different german agencies are analyzed. important tips also come from abroad. >> the direct communication of
security services and of the police is central in germany's counterterrorism strategy, although sometimes criticized within germany the georgia center is a success story in backing by the chancellor certainly helps continue it. brent: spain is heading for french elections. the last ditch talks have ended without result, and he says he will not propose any new candidate for prime minister. they had been negotiating to broker a new government but the head of the anti-austerity party said conditions set by others have made an alliance impossible. spain has been under a caretaker administration since inconclusive elections last december. i'm joined now from our correspondent from a drill -- from madrid. a lot of people are looking at the story in wondering, is there any chance of fixing this or are
we going to head for the same chaos all over again that we saw at the end of last year? guy: everything suggests at the moment that the results of the repeated election in june, if that does happen, would be very similar to the results in december. polls show the governing popular party would probably win again, without a majority, again, and would be followed by the socialists and then the anti-austerity party. a repeat of december. i think the novelty here, what could be a key factor, is this idea, this feeling that spain's politicians have failed over the past four months. that folks -- that puts extra pressure on them and it could be a telling factor, it might pressurize them into reaching some kind of solution. brent: we have to remember, spain has never had a coalition
government. is it time for the first coalition government? are we seeing the end of the country's two-party system? guy: many people argue that we have already seen the end of it. the elections in december showed that spain no longer has a two-party system, even know the traditional two parties, the socialists in the popular party came first and second. now the parliament is much more fragmented, so in a way things have changed a lot. spain is in this sort of uncharted territory, and i think it will require either some kind of governing coalition, or just a governing ownership. two or more parties are going to have to get together and agree on policy. that is never happened before for spain on a national level will have to happen now. brent: we'll have to see if that
is what happens come june. guy, thank you very much. south sudan's rebel leader has been sworn in as the country's vice president after his long-awaited return to the capital. his return is a crucial part of the peace deal brokered last year. he will now form part of a new unity government under the president. his former rival in a two-year civil war. >> a landmark arrival. after repeated delays, he flew into the airport where he was greeted by officials and diplomats. women released white doves marking a moment of hope for the world's newest country which has been blighted with civil war since 2013. but he is a war -- he is aware he has a tough job ahead of them. -- of him.
>> some are happy to be here, he will be part of a new unity government proposing a peace deal last year. working under his rival in the conflict, seen here in his trademark black hats. but despite this crucial step forward in the peace process, experts say huge efforts are still needed. >> without a significant political leverage generated by concerted efforts, they will not succeed. >> in the run-up to his arrival, disagreements over security and logistics caused tensions between opposition and government forces.
the people here are cautious about the optimism surrounding his return. over 20,000 displaced persons are still seeking safety. guarded by united nations peacekeepers. >> we are very happy to receive him and we are happy to see the opposition forces here, but we will do not know what will happen when he comes back, if there'll really be peace. >> machar's return is just the first step in a long road towards the reconciliation of communities that have been torn apart by the conflict. challengers -- challenge is the head. brent: still to come, remembering chernobyl. ukraine marks 30 years since the
♪ brent: welcome back. our top story, and the u.s., five east coast state are holding primaries to decide who will be running for president. like clinton and donald trump are both looking to extend their lead in the nomination contest. spain is headed for fresh elections. last-ditch coalition talks have ended without result, and that no party has enough support to form a government. spain has been under a caretaker administration since last december. sources in the german government say that the countries spy chief is being replaced. gerhard schindler was reportedly
told to go by the chancellor's office today. no official reason has been given for the shakeup. it was the worst nuclear accident that the world has ever seen. 30 years ago today, an explosion at chernobyl sent a radioactive cloud across europe. ceremonies have been taking place in ukraine to mourn the victims. some 50 decibels directly attributed to the accident, but according to some estimates that number could end up in the thousands. >> they gave their lives to save others. in kyiv today, people pay their respects to those soldiers and civilians who died of duty. a few men who took part in the cleanup of the reactor defied the odds and survived their experiences. oleg was one of them. >> i have lived 30 years even though the doctor said i only
had five. i have been lucky, but we have been living in an affected company -- country for 30 years now. we will not have to suffer another decade from the radiation, but our children will. >> the ukrainian president led the memorial services in kiev. he laid flowers there and gave rewards to people who don't with the aftermath of the disaster. at 1:23 a.m., reactor number four of the chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, releasing tons of radioactive material. dozens of firefighters and rescue workers died. many of the 600,000 people on cleanup crews were exposed to the radiation and became terminally ill. thousands made eye from the long-term effects. evacuation was slow.
it took weeks before everyone living in the exclusion zone was moved out. 30 years later, the ground is still contaminated. scientists say it will remain that way for decades to come. brent: what is the story about the government giving people money to buy electric cars? >> talk about a controversial subsidy. the german government is said to space 5000 euros to each buyer of an electric car. the financial aid is meant to reach an ambitious goal. one million electric cars on the road by 2020. the current statistics are falling way short of the target. angle merkel herself and auto industry leaders are currently meeting in berlin. >> this service station in frank for offers gasoline, diesel and natural gas but lacks a
recharging unit for electric vehicles. there is no surprise with just 1900 regarding stations. the german government wants to change that. it is considering purchase incentives. buyers are to receive a 5000 euros subsidy for electric models in 3000 euros for hybrid models. since i drive a lot, that would definitely be an incentive. there will be fewer diesels, that is fine with me. the money wouldn't necessarily be an incentive, but the car is only would -- but if the car is only needed -- taxpayers and the automobile industry with split the bill. >> electric mobility is among the concepts and want to see put into practice on the market here. it is justified for the federal government to provide funding. >> the taxpayers federation and
even in our mental in germany opposed state subsidies. they say carmakers expect to see sales rises sharply, so they should invest their own money. brent: to brazil or the star of once inspirational president is fading rapidly. he is facing impeachment over manipulating government funds. meanwhile, brazil's economy is on track for its worst recession in decades. a report shows the come -- countries unemployment rate has soared to 10%. >> is a scene face by 10 million unemployed people across the country. the weight outside the unemployment office. it has shed tens of thousands of jobs despite preparations for the forthcoming olympic games. some of these jobseekers blame a
failing political class. >> there has always been corruption but it is reached an alarming level. the people involved the advantage of the opportunity to steal money in an absurd way. this had to come to an end and the government is directly linked to this. it doesn't matter if it happened 20, 30 years ago, they are responsible now. >> at 10.2% it is the highest unemployment rate at this quarter for years. to make matters worse, the value of wages has dropped almost 4%. it is a trend triggered during the fight against inflation. >> they just put up the interest rates to extremely high levels. demand decreased, so that
recession and employment. >> now the nation is mired in 1930's. thousands of protesters are calling for her impeachment. the president faces an uncertain future. those facing an equally uncertain future are calling for a change in direction, but even if she is impeached, her successor was at tough job to get the country back on track. brent: let's take a look at financial markets. good evening, it is been a quiet day on the training floor. what is holding back investors? >> good evening to you guys. a lot of weight can see among investors here. u.s. growth decelerated considerably at the beginning of the year after we learned on
tuesday that they rose less than expected. the federal reserve adjusted its projections and pointed out the u.s. gdp only grew around 0.4%. this weakening support the idea that the federal reserve, it is not going to make any changes when it comes to interest rates. investors will look for any sign , in june's meeting we could see a rate increase. brent: exxon mobil has received some somber news. the company lost its aaa credit rating after 50 years here and why is that? >> not good news for exxon mobil. that could see its credit cost increase.
loyal prices will make it difficult for the company to keep funding high dividends for the next few years. the rating agency noted that the level has more than doubled in recent years, reflecting high capital spending on major products. dividends and shared purchases substantially exceeded internal cash flow. that said, shares of exxon has stayed flat. energy stocks gained around 1.3% for the day. brent: thank you very much. some bad news for international travelers. coordinated strikes at multiple german airports will leave 90,000 passengers stranded on wednesday. looked on the airline, a group is --
the unit is pushing for a 6% pay rise. lufthansa has confirmed it will cancel almost 900 flights from unit, frankfurt and other airports in the country. that is all your business news for the moment. brent: sports now. be syrian refugee has fulfilled his lifelong dream of participating in the olympics. he carried the olympic torch of through the refugee camp home to around 1500 displaced people in athens. he fled syria after losing part of his leg in the civil war. the olympic committee is also planning to let a group of the refugees compete at rio marching behind the olympic flag. good for him. there is a reminder of our customers.
in around 1100, an irish king gave cashel to the church, and it grew to become the ecclesiastical capital of all ireland. 800 years ago, this monastic community was just a chapel and a round tower standing high on this bluff. it looked out then, as it does today, over the plain of tipperary, called the golden vale because its rich soil makes it ireland's best farmland. on this historic rock, you stroll among these ruins in the footsteps of st. patrick, and wandering through my favorite celtic cross graveyard, i feel the soul of ireland.
announcer: "euromaxx highlights." and here's your host. host: hello there, friends. thanks for tuning in. we've had an interesting week of "euromaxx," and i'm here to bring you the highlights. here is a taste of what we will enjoy during the next half-hour. catching the wind. dutch inventor theo jansen and his moving sculptures. taming of nature. british designer gavin munro grows furniture from the ground up. cooking up a storm. peter maria schnurr is the german chef of the year. let's get started with a day at the beach in the netherlands. artist theo jansen's imagination has allowed him to create futuristic, animal-like sculptures which he calls "strand beasts."