tv DW News PBS January 2, 2017 6:00pm-6:31pm PST
♪ anchor: this is "dw news" live from berlin. turkey is an morning as it varies the debt from the istanbul nightclub attack. authorities -- as it buries the dead from the is double nightclub attack. authorities are searching for the suspect. we will have more with an expert in studio. also, islamic state has laid claim to another suicide bombing in a baghdad market that has killed dozens. how will this affect the international operation from i. s. out of basel -- out of mosul?
and, hamburg's new concert hall is set to open. we have a sneak peek for you. it is good to have you with us. the so-called islamic state says that it has killed up -- has carried out the mass shooting in any istanbul nightclub on the early hours of new year's day. a gunman opened fire inside the reina nightclub and then fled. reporter: the target was the essence of cosmopolitan istanbul, a nightclub where around 700 people from around the world were celebrating new year's eve. investigators have not finished collecting evidence from the scene where dozens were killed and many others injured.
many of the wounded are still being treated in hospitals. one of them is france law -- is francois from lebanon. he explains -- "he wasn't shooting at the floor but i was hiding behind the table. if i was lying down -- i was not lying down, i would have been shot all over my body." turkish forces have conducted an operation to find the attacker. in the cast that followed, the attacker managed to flee and is still on the run. the so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility. turkish police have detained eight people in connection to the attack. the gun man is not among them. as the manhunt continues, the first funerals have taken place.
one of them was for the 22-year-old policeman shot dead outside the club. morning at of the victims were foreigners. among them, many from the middle east. but, there were others from germany, belgium, canada. sarah: with more, i am joining -- i'm joined by our correspondent from turkey. i.s. has now claimed this attack. looking at what we know now, doesn't bear the hallmarks of a i.s. attack? reporter: you can call it a typical i.s. target. the turkish secular, upper-middle-class celebrating. i have been there myself a few years back when i was a student. it is above all a place where people celebrate life with alcohol, western music. isis has claimed this attack
through their news agency. they say it was an attack on christians having their pagan feast. isis is now openly claiming this attack. it has not done so for past attacks. with the other attacks, it was always the turkish authorities blaming the attacks on the so-called islamic state. sarah: why is i.s. focusing on turkey right now? reporter: until 2014-2015, western governments have been accusing the turkish government of sort of an open door policy. the sleeper cells of the so-called islamic state have been established there. and then, we see a policy shift. since august of 2013, the turkish military has a huge operation called euphrates
shield. this is relatively effective, driving back i.s. extremists in syria at their stronghold. now it seems like those guerrilla tactics and attacks have become part of their strategy for spreading terror. sarah: the turkish government has imposed tough restrictions on reporting about this attack. what impact is that having? reporter: it basically means the journalists are only allowed to report what beforehand has been censored by turkish authorities, when they has said it is ok to broadcast. new social media videos or anything coming from -- no social media videos or anything coming from other sources. unfortunately, this has the -- this has become a routine gag order with how the turkish government deals with these incidents. sarah: thank you very much.
turkey sees itself as a country with many enemies. along with the islamic state, kurdish rebel groups have been blamed for attacks in the past year. of course, there was always -- there was also july's attempted coup, which the turkish government says was brought about by a cleric living in the united states. reporter: an explosion in the old part of istanbul. a suicide bomber kills himself and 10 german tourists. another dies later. the site of the attack is symbolic, near the blue mosque and the idea sophia -- and the hagia sophia in the heart of the city. >> i was nearby. i heard the explosion and ran over. i could see seven or eight people lying on the ground and there were body parts, too.
reporter: six months later, tourists are hit again. three men armed with machine guns and hand grenades attacked travelers at ataturk international airport terminal. they then blow themselves up. 45 people died, more than 200 are injured. again, the turkish government points to i.s.. combat on the streets of istanbul. soldiers try to take power but civilians protect and stop them and the attempted to fails -- the attempted coup fails. more than 200 die overnight. the government imposes a state of emergency and starts rounding up tens of thousands of people. they say exiled preacher and politician fetullah gulen is to blame. a nervous suicide bomber, this time the target of a kurdish
wedding party. more than 50 victims, half our children. "i was just standing there with something exploded. it's truly over. when i woke up, i went to look for my -- it threw me over. i went to look for my parents." the perpetrator is that to be a child. officials say it could be revenge for turkish i.s. operations in syria. again, a car bomb outside the football stadium besiktas. shortly afterwards, a suicide bomber blows himself up in a nearby park. most of the 44 people who died are police officers. they are often the targets of the kurdistan freedom falcons, a splinter group of the pkk.
russia's ambassador to turkey is at the opening of an art exhibition in ankara. a man should send. he shouts about the slaughter in aleppo -- a man shoots him. few in turkey have hopes that the horrors of 2016 will stop at the end of the year. sarah: islamic state has also claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the iraqi capital of baghdad that killed at least 35 people. the international poster drive it out of mozilla -- driving out of mosul. reporter: it was packed with women, traveling through a busy market in baghdad's sadr city, when a pickup truck detonated. this was the latest in a string
of attacks by islamic state which regularly target children and especially shia areas. the attack came during a one-day visit by the french president, francois hollande. after talks with iraqi leaders, he pledged to extend france's military and humanitarian support for the iraqi government. "we have a common entering -- common enemy. it is terrorism. this enemy, we need to let it down in places -- we need to hunt it down in places where it exists." francis part of the u.s. led coalition fighting i.s. in the operation to retake the northern city of mosul, the jihadists last stronghold in the country. according to military officials, government forces have retaken 60% of eastern mosul since the battle began in mid-october of
last year. however, the coalition is still facing fears resistance from i.s. fighters. sarah: german authorities have attained a german asylum seeker for allegedly seeking funds from the so-called islamic state to carry out a terror attack. authorities raided his apartment and he was taken into custody on saturday. prosecutors say the 38-year-old admitted that he had established contact with the islamic state but denied he was planning any attacks. police in denmark have arrested the daughter of the woman at the center of a south korean political scandal. her mother, choi soon-sil is accused of using her friendship with the president for personal gain. the president has been impeached
and could be removed from office. they are extending to -- they are seeking to extend her detention pending extradition to south korea. earlier, we spoke to a journalist in seoul. she says this arrest could force the mother to reveal more about her ties to the president. reporter: this could be a game changer. her mother has been really denying everything so far, denying charges of wrongdoing and calling the accusations against her fault. she has revealed on several occasions how worried she has about her daughter's well-being and whereabouts. if her daughter is arrested and brought to the country for questioning, many think this will pressure her mother, choi soon-sil, to finally speak the truth about her involvement in the scandal. sarah: in china, new laws come into effect limiting the
abilities of foreign nonprofit organizations to operate in the country. organizations on legal reform are thought to be the most at risk. the law is a move by president xi jinping to protect communist one-party rule and strengthen his grip on power. this comes amid a year of increased crackdow on dissent in china. a quick look at other stories making words of -- making news around the world. think small in -- sick -- thick smog in northern and central china, closing factories and schools. china has faced some of the worst pollution in the world largely due to burning coal. authorities say it leads to one million deaths per year. people killed in a prison riot in the amazon city. fears of more fatalities still to be discovered.
authorities say the ride was triggered by a fight between drug gangs. in poland, a murder in the northeastern town has triggered anti-foreigner protests. police charged a tunisian citizen with stabbing a polish man to death on new year's eve. citizens took to the streets shouting anti-foreigner slogans. police arrested dozens. to los angeles now, where police are looking for a vandal who pulled off quite a new year's eve prank on january 1. hollywood woke up to find something a little different about its world-famous sign. pranksters used giant black tarps to turn two of the iconic o's into e's so for a few hours, the sign read "hollyweed," perhaps a not to -- perhaps a
sarah: this is "dw news" live from berlin. the so-called islamic state claimed responsibility for the deadly new year's eve attack on a turkish nightclub. police are still searching for the government that killed 39 people, despite several arrests. it is the first have been this in the new year and daniel have the roundup of what we can expect. daniel: happy new year to you. exchanges were closed today in london and new york, but still plenty to talk about.
solid factory data is boosting eurozone stocks. job creation is at its fastest rate since june of 2011. there are still a few things in the air for investors, such as how britain's exit from the eu will affect sentiment. and, donald trump's vision to make america great again. the u.s. will remain a world power, at least on equity markets. the 14 most valuable corporations are in the u.s. and the world's most valuable company is once again apple. its market value is 625 billion -- is $625 billion. the biggest uncertainty is the future presidency of donald trump. will his policy strengthen or weaken the u.s. as an economic power? will he withdraw from trade agreements or support exports?
the u.s. will continue to cast its shadow on all industrialized countries. so to will be monetized policy of the federal reserve. fed chief janet yellen has already pointed to interest rate hikes in 2017, but trump has criticized her monetary policy. some leaders in europe are critical of mario draghi, but the president of the european central bank is sticking to his game plan. the ecb's council has given the greenlight light for it to continue until the end of the year. some analysts believe the british economy could decline due to the results of last june's referendum. but, others expect the economy to grow in 2017. it is unclear how much access britain will have to the eu
market after it leaves the bloc. the sentiment and willingness of companies to invest. negotiations on the details of the brexit czar are set to begin -- details of the brexit are set to begin at march. if you are doing business like -- doing business with countries like iran or sudan, you may find yourself in the crosshairs of the u.s. treasury or even fbi. companies are blacklisted by american authorities often without knowing. for some enterprises and employees, this can have serious consequences. >> and outdoor furniture store in western germany. a woman wanted to send some furniture to her son, but the delivery firm refused. we call the firm and they said he was on the american blacklist so they could not deliver to
him. he is not allowed to receive any goods. this business man's name is on the u.s. treasury list. he could not believe it. "i asked what happened, what could we have done. i still don't know a concrete accusation of what we did but the general accusation of financing terror. luckily we're in germany, otherwise i would be in guantanamo. that is how my livelihood was ruined." he worked with a company that specialized with german and european cut -- german and european companies to export to difficult countries. he specialized with iran, which was under an embargo for years. not a single transaction was
illegal, confirmed by bundesbank. he resigned to limit the damage to the company. "it is a form of economic war. so they saw that we facilitated business contracts with iran in a legal manner, but that wasn't desired, so they took us out of the business." anybody who violates u.s. section laws, even in europe, maybe penalized by washington. some say it is unacceptable. "we could contemplate what it means if other countries at similar business concepts that penetrated other nations. you would have to say they are hostile." lars christiansen from hamburg was also a target of this hostility. the employee and some of his colleagues were fired due to
pressure from the u.s.. he was responsible for transaction between iran and sudan. the u.s. says they violated the embargo, but the transactions were legal according to german and european law, and their employer wanted been carried out. "we continue to talk with management only up to the ceo to make sure the operations were not only legal but desirable as well." the bank apparently used the employees as ponds, -- as pawns, fired them. but, a bank -- but a court ruled that the employees were not guilty of misconduct. daniel: printer manufacturers are basically printing money with their skyhigh inc. practices. a business in the netherlands has figured out a way of printing that doesn't use ink or
their invention leaves behind quite an impression. an infrared laser beam is focused and burns letters directly on the paper without toner or ink. the principle is quite simple. it is like focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass to burn paper, only the procedure is much more complicated. >> of someone tried to do this, they would have problems such that the color is brown and it is not permanent. when we have done, over the past years of research, is to ensure that the color of the ink is the exact same blackness as a normal printer. also, it is completely permanent like a normal printer. reporter: only black and white printing is possible, but independent tests that show that the print quality is as good as that of a standard ink printer.
they say their technology can be used in home printers and large print shops. >> currently, a lot of printer manufacturers make money on cartridges. that is the current siness model. but, our solution has advantages. no cartridges need to be produced so that is a cost reduction. reporter: health and the environment could also be among the winners as people do away with ink and toner. daniel: that is all your business. sarah: the people of hamburg have been waiting for almost a decade. it has been that long since the city laid the foundation for its new concert hall. in just over a week, it will be opened officially, not only behind schedule but also 10 times over budget. still, the architectural and acoustic merits speak for themselves.
reporter: it was unfinished for long enough. now, it is ready, a proud landmark in hamburg's harbor. ahead of the first season, they abruptly 70 strong troop to kick things off. she calls the project a musical choreographic explanation. she is turning the labyrinth of staircases and foyers throughout the building into stages for sound and dance. art is moving into the building. different levels of reality.
"actually, we always touch everything. of course the floor, but also the walls, sometimes the ceiling. this year, it was as though we couldn't touch it because it is so new, also very precious." the most precious part of the elbphilharmonie is of course the great hall, which she has brought in her own way into dialogue with the building. she had the orchestra play john cage's composition. it is pure silence. >> it is overwhelming and brilliant. one of the most beautiful halls in the world will be opened with silence. >> as musicians, we make the silence and the dancers make the music with their feet. everything is reversed. a supplication of the world. -- simplification of the world.
reporter: these are the first sounds from the concert hall. it is a great mood -- it is a prelude for what is to come. the confusingly beautiful maverick explorations is planned for just three evenings. it is a grandiose ritual for a unique building. sarah: that is "dw news" at this hour. please stay with us. thanks for watching. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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