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berlin. tonight, a chemical weapons attack in syria and u.s. president trump promises russia, iran that they will pay. pres. trump: wwill be making major desionoverhe next 24 to 48 hours. brent: trump bowing to find out who was responsible for the attack that reportedly killed at least 40 people. also coming up, hungary victor wins in landslide in the election. leaders congratulate him with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
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some fear he is set on a collision course with the european union. germany's biggest bank parts ways with its ceo. can the new man at deutsche bank revive its fortunes? ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. u.s. president donald trump is promising action after another chemical weapons attack in syria. he says he will decide in the next 24 to 48 hours how to respond to what he cls a heinous attack, which has claimed 40 lives, including those of children, over the weekend. in a separate development, syria and its main ally russia are blaming israel for an overnight missile attack on a syrian air base. monitors say at least 14 people werw killed in the incidente --
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were killed in the incident. >>. it is the dark hours of the morning. according to russia and syrian military, they were fired from two jets. the missiles found the targets, and air base in the province used by the syrian regime and its allies. at leas 14 fighters were killed, according to observers. days earlier, bombs fell on the town of duma, the last remaining rebel stronghold in eastern ghouta. it was alleged they were caring poison gas. at least 40 people were killed and hundreds wounded in the attack. many of the victims were children, said to be smelling strongly of chlorine. leading a wave of international condemnation, the u.s. president donald trump insists the syrian government will pay a big price for using the gas and he says action is eminent. pres. trump: i like to begin by condemning the heinous attack on innocent syrians with
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banned chemical weapons. it wasn't atrocious attack. it was horrible. we are meeting with military and everybody else, and we will be making some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours. reporter: civilians have in jordan weeks of bombardment as the government tries to root out opposition. many have now given up, evacuating the region and convoys to territories under rebel control. syria denies the government forces launched a chemical assaults. and says its troops are advancing on to my without any need for poison gas. but the chorus of shock and anger is likely to grow louder. brent: joining me nows alexanderra vonnahmen. we know there is an emergency
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section -- session at the un security council right now. they are discussing the attack. will there be a resolution to this, or do think we will just year some strong words but see no actions? alexandra: united states is urging the security council to adopt a resolution that would condemn the use of chemical weapons in syria. that would reestablish a u.n. investigative body to determine whether chemical weapons were used. this time however it is not clear at the moment whether there will be a vote on this resolution and if yes,, whether russia will will try to use its veto power to block any measures threatening the syrian offensive against rebels in order to protect the syrian government.
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bren was just few days ago when he said he would pull the u.s. out of syria very soon. now he says he wants to take major decisions within the next 28 to 48 hours. is there a strategy on syria coming out of the white house? >> the trump administration does not seem to have a coherent strategy on syria. as he said, president trump has been talking to his aides for months now that he would like to pull out of syria. now, he threatens the use of force in response to this reported chemil attack in syria and many say he put himself in a very difficult situation because now not taking action would be a moral fiasco
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and many experts would say if he does not follow through, he is going to look weak in the eyes of russia and iran. brent: speaking of russia, today mr. trump was pressed on russia's role in this alleged chemical weapons attack. u.s. president said the russian president may bear responsibly. but you make of that? -- what do you make of that? >> i think it is quite significant because it was the first time that president trump has personally criticized the russian president. president trump was always very positive talking about vladimir putin and having a good
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relationship with vladimir putin about the criticism, some commentators here are already assuming that trump-putin bromance may be coming to an end now. brent: we've heard that many times before as well. our washington bureau chief. thank you very much. some of the other stories making headlines around the world. a feminist activist caused a stir after getting within meters of u.s. comedian bill cosby today. he was on his way to court for a retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. lastly, jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict. some were killed in an attack in western afghanistan. victims were children.
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officials say expositor planted. -- explosives were planted. no one has claimed responsibility. nigeria's president has ended months of speculation and confirmed his intention to run and next year's elections. the 75 euros spent months in the hospital out of the country after suffering repeated amounts of ill health. now to hungary, where the nationalist prime minister has won a decisive victory in the country's general election. his right wing party has once again taken more than two thirds of the parliamentary seat after a campaign that took a hard line on muslim immigration. in his victory speech, orban said the resulting hungarians agents defend themselves and their country. >> victory is written in his name.
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nationalist across that national lists across the country are celebrating viktor orban's reelection. in the capital budapest where the opposition performs well, the reaction was mixed. >> well, the government has successfully implemented its hate campaign. they planted hatred in people's parts, which is very said. >> this is what should have happened. we are happy because we are not really interested in immigrants and that is what is at stake now. >> if this tendency continues, then we will not be heading toward a liberal country in my view. we will not represent european values, and that makes me deeply sad. reporter: despite being an eu member, hungry has refused implement -- hungary has refused
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implement the block migration settlement program. >> there is a big battle behind us. we have won a crucial victory, got a chance, give ourselves a chance to defend hungary. reporter: orban's reelection energized right wing's party craving emancipation from the block. several politicians congratulated him, including germany's conservative interior minister, who also issued a warning to the eu. >> i would advise the european union to maintain sensible bilateral relations with its member states. particularly with smaller ones, such as hungary. i was considered it to manifest arrogance -- wrong to manifest arrogance to member states. reporter: orban's party won almost half the votes, which
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gives them the two thirds supermajority needed to introduce sweeping reforms. he promises to take moral political and legal action against his opponents. brent: let's pull in our correspondent for the story tonight in brussels. good evening to you. orban has been on a collision course with the eu for some time. nuisance to him speak like you did over the weekend, you get the impression that this is a man who was at war with the european union. are we likely to see any change in the tone between orban and the eu? barbara: that is not likely. when he comes to brussels you can see it is wholly different viktor orban who modifies the way he speaks and all of a sudden he seems quite tame, so to speak. and rather moderate and sort of
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open to discussion, so we relaay see two faces but the point really is what he does, not what he says. he announced that he is going to crack down on ngo's, on the last pockets of resistance against his autocratic rule in hungary. he is going to crack down on the european university in budapest. so the european union will see all that and it will have to make a decision. will it stay still and watch our will it try to do something against orban? brent: what cn it do? there are considerations within the eu to cancel subsidies for states that do not cooperate. in other words, if they do not play, they do not pay. is that realistic? barbara: not at the moment, but particularly german taxpayers should ask themselves to be want to finance this xena phobic,
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anti-semitic hate preacher who wants to be the ruler of hungary and is against fighting democracy in europe with our tax euros. that is question everyone can answer for themselves with the european union would need a role change to enforce the cuts to his subsidies. that is the one point where you can really hit him, because he drives on the subsidies. he takes eu money not only for himself but for his family and his cronies, his supporters. but it is difficult to implement, and of course there is a lot of political resistance to that change. brent: we also know mr. orban has friends. the leader of the russian president -- poland, the russian president, even the interior minister of germany seems to be at his side. how strong is the support for him from outside the country? barbara: he has protection in
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circles. he has political protection. within the european people's party, the storm's grouping within the european parliament, and that is also home to the german christian democrats. so we heard horace defend orban. when you hear the head of this party and ask him about orban and why they continue to defend and protect him, he says orban really is not that bad a heart. he is a european, and that really is as if you talk to a pit -- the owner of a pit bull and he says he does not really want to bite you, he is only playing. brent: we ask you, the migrant resettlement program that hungary refuses to participate in, to purchase it -- anticipate any change in that? >> none whatsoever. they have to divide up the numbers and simply take in that
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orban will not change. poland is in exactly the same position. we can start a strike that off and strike off the agreement on a new migrants and refugee policy scheduled for the summer. that is going to be kicked on the road. he has had a win not only in budapest and hungary last night, and over the weekend, but he is going to win this battle within the european union. brent: in brussels telling it like it is tonight. thank you very much. you are watching dw news live from berlin. people in the german city of monster are paying tribute to the people in the attack. we hear about the personality and the life of the perpetrator. in sports, making amends for last week's disaster with a
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masterful performance against -- who will bring you the goals. facebook, trying to regain some user confidence. javier has more on that. javier: it will be a tough one because confidence is at the all-time low. we can say facebook is trying to reduce the impact of the latest scandal and is announcing new measures almost on a daily basis. ceo mark zuckerberg compares that prepares to testify before a u.s. congress in a written testimony, he says he is sorry for the massive breach in which millions of users' data was passed on to an analytics firm for political campaigning. zuckerberg arrived in washington for two days of congressional grilling. facebook is sending out notices to users about whether their information might have been passed on to a data analysis company and used for political campaigning. they will appear in the users' newsfeeds. both the hearing and the efforts
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to restore confidence about user privacy. for more on that, but as burnett financial correspondence at the new york stock exchange. it is good to see you. zuckerberg has promised a whole array of investments to solve these privacy issues but also said that investments will impact profitability that i'm sure investors are not happy to hear that. >> certainly. in general, facebook is going to hire for instance at years and a total of 20,000 concentrator the's and security staffing. the total will be 20,000 for those jobs. wall street does not seem to be too impressed by those figures. the stock increased slightly monday.
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on monday, mark zuckerberg did arrive in washington, and sources are saying he is wearing a suit and a tie. obviously, he's trying to show himself from his best side. and now we are waiting for lawmakers' questions tuesday and wednesday. javier: let us see if the suit and tie can pull it off. the wall street journal is reporting u.s. regulators are about to approve buyers' take of monsanto. what have you heard? >> well, what i have heard is that the companies agreed to sell more assets. it will get the approval of u.s. authorities of the justice department to go ahead with the $60 billion merger. we sought immediate impact on the stock price of monsanto, the stock gaining a good 6%. there's also word out that
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probably the german company psf might be buying those assets. we still do not have a confirmation yet. sources close to the company breaking this story, but obviously there is a pretty good chance that after the european union gave the approval to the merger, last month also the u.s. authorities will follow ahead and then this merger can be finished in the next couple of months. heavier: we will -- hobby year: we will serve -- javier: thank you we will certainly follow that story. germany's biggest and formally most renowned deutsche bank got a new ceo. he has been with deutsche for years. i will not make his task of raising of finances easier, and he knows it. in a letter published monday, he says there is no time to relax.
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shares have gone up and investors want to see revenue rise too. christian saving knows deutsche bank from the inside out. he spent nearly 30 years their rising from an apprentice to the head of auditing to board member, so he knows what he is getting into. he is taking overjoh john cryan. he cut jobs. years of lines and penalties drive business down. deutsche bank is in a permanent state of crisis. under cryan's tenure, the bank struggle to maintain its losses. cutting losses is the new top priority and that means you have to untangle his predecessor's mistakes. most experts think that means deutsche bank will be returning to its roots in the traditional banking sector. traveling to turkey is quite a
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good deal these days. the exchange rate of the turkish lira is hitting all-time lows in advance of new stimulus measures. this monday, a euro was worth more than five liras for the first time in history, despite a strong turkish economy. rates rivaled those in china. the most recent gdp figure was a whopping 7.4%. but experts warn two credits could lead to an overheated economy. president at ondwdwan is pumping money into the programs. turkey is at risk of a recession. sanctions'imposed by the u.s. government to vladimir putins buses circle and their companies are hitting some of the country's private businesses. the latest round of sanctions are related to charges of russian meddling in u.s. elections and it could be just beginning as more sanctions follow from america's european
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allies. russia will go east to search for new customers. >> oleg does not have much to smile about right now. shares in the company, at the heart of the global aluminum empire limited -- plummeted monday. analysts contributed the volatility to the latest sanctions the u.s. imposed on russia. >> was a time when sanctions were imposed on the privately owned russian entities, because before, sanctions had been opposed only on state-owned entities. today, we see high volatility on the russian market. reporter: fears of the european union could also be mulling fresh sanctions have left businesses on edge. meanwhile, russian prime minister has ordered his government to draw up possible retaliatory steps. >> we believe there is an
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obvious, simple, pragmatic goal behind the u.s. sanctions. to adjust their own economic challenges enough uncompetitive way. reporter: the threat of more western sanctions has prompted russian companies to look eastward in the search for new market. -- markets. >> the markets in the sanctions have a potential market and new markets for the russian producers and investment source. i think the coming years, we will be able to see more investment committee for me to. reporter: as the country's economic relationship with the u.s. deteriorates,an businesses have a long-term incentives to look for new markets. javier: that is all business. investigators looking for clues. brent: exactly right. lisa germany say three people are still in critical condition
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after saturday's deadly van attack in the western city of munster. they say the driver did not have a permit for which the gun after driving into a crowd outside a bar. two people were killed. dozens more injured. police say the 48-year-old attacker appears to have had mental health problems. dw's correspondent has been covering this story for us. here is her assessment of the city's reaction. reporter: people are struggling to make sense of what has happened here. they still do not know what love the attacker to drive into a crowd of people just behind me on saturday afternoon. and yet, it is their response that has been the shining light amid all of this horror. immediately after the attack, queues of people lined up to get blood outside the local hospital. hundreds more crowded into the city's cathedral to pay their respects to the dead. this is a city defiance in the
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-- defiant in the face of violence. brent: sports now. dortmund took on shooting guard looking for redemption after losing to bayern munich last weekend. but the coach said they had not expected to win in munich anyway so they went into yesterday's, home game feeling confident despite the fact that their opponents were unbeaten in eight outings. >> also played the fates of the returning marco reus, unbeaten when ever he has been on the pitch. but dormant was slow out of the traps. with the crowd becoming restless, they took the lead out of the wood. -- blue. a miss hit finding its way past the keeper. dortmund ahead, despite an uninspiring first half.
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they reappeared after the break a different beast, and soon they were 2-0 up. michie bachelet's seven goal in 9 games after a nice exchange. after 59 minutes, it was game over. mahmoud dahood passed it, and they spotted it home. the last goal resulted in a loss. this completed a 3-0 win. the atmosphere in dortmund, given a boost ahead of next week's came. brent: a series of icebreaking detonations created spectacular scenes in northeastern china these pictures that . the controlled blasts were carried out to prevent ice jams, which could prevent a risk of flooding to residents of street. the river is an important
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shipping route, which marks the border between china and russia. brent: that is what you call breaking the ice. here are the top stories we're falling. u.s. president donald trump promise a rapid u.s. response to the suspected chemical attack in syria. he is vowing to find out who is responsible for the attack. 15 people died. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. stick around for that. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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[theme music playing] reyes: wildlife trafficking is growing with a booming illegal market. it's become a big concern in peru, and people are fighting back. i'm elaine reyes here in washington, d.c., and this is "americas now." first up, animals in the amazon rainforest are being captured and sold at an alarming rate. police conduct raids to stop the trade, but bribery is widespread. woman: some people have in their house a monkey. this is common. selling hundreds of animals a year, and you're saying... collecting sometimes hundreds of animals, and people from outside are coming and picking them up, this is not common. reyes: correspondent dan collyns reports from peru on the multi-billion-dollar business of wildlife trafficking. next, a newspaper in central america published in braille.


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