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♪ >> this is "dw news" live from berlin. we go live to assemble for more on the case -- istanbul for more on the case. practice president -- france's president highlights the special relationship between him and president trump. he urges the u.s. not to close
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the door to the world did more than $4 billion for syrian refugees but the u.n. says the funds pledged at a conference fall well below what is needed to help the victims of syria. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. a court in an stumble -- istanbul has sentenced a newspaper's employees to prison. the paper is critical of the president and his regime. they were sentenced for aiding a terrorist organization. the papers editor, chairman, and
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investigative reporter all received lengthy jail terms. the cartoonists got a shortest -- shorter sentence. a former editor now lives in exile here in germany in e trial will be continued. turkey has been cracking down on opposition media since 2016. more journalists are imprisoned here than in any other country in the world. 50 were convicted. three acquittals. for more on this, we are bringing you dorian from the stumble -- he stumble -- istanb ul. >> this is seen as one of the most serious attacks on the
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remaining independent voices. among the people who have been receiving the sentences are veteran journalists who have been writing independently for decades. one of the issues they have been writing on his condemning the terrorist organization they are accused of supporting. despite these convictions, there is a strong sense of defiance following the convictions. the journalists and said they will not be cowardice, they will not be silenced. in history, dictators have never succeeded in silencing just people. we will not be defeated. there is a great deal of defiance. all of the people have been released and appealed. brent: with these prison
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sentences expected? >> i have attended several days of the hearing and listening to the evidence, using the same travel agent as someone in a terrorist organization. they went home to say that none of the defendant were guilty of any of the charges. a prompted the prosecutor to put his face into his hands. anyone watching this case, even by the very low standards said there was no case to be answered for. given the fact that this paper is seen as one of the loan voices, the convictions were expected. brent: dorian jones on the story in a stumble -- is stumble -- istanbul. french president has addressed the u.s. congress.
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he urged lawmakers to reject fear and isolationism and to launch a new era of 21st century leadership. the paris climate change agreement is a topic that he and donald trump disagree. he urged the united states not to abandon the nuclear deal. reporter: i his rendezvous with the u.s. lawmakers, grown look to share the love. he had been praised for his special bond with america. his message seem to be directed to an audience of one. he warned against abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal but it's -- still took a hard line. >> for herein, our -- iran, our objective is clear. they shall never possess any nuclear weapons. reporter: he urged the u.s. to
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engage rather than retreat from world affairs. >> closing the door to the world will not stop the evolution of the world. it will not douse but inflame the fears of our citizens. reporter: mccrone also push back on trumps international trade tariffs. warning of a trade war. reporter: >> at the in the day, it will destroy jobs and the middle class will have to pay. reporter: he tried to sway trump to reconsider the paris climate accord. >> i believe in building a better future for our children which requires offering them the planet that is still available in 25 years. reporter: mccrone tie things off with the call for duty.
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france and the u.s. should approach global threats shoulder to shoulder. >> what we love is in danger. we have no choice but to prevail. together, we shall prevail. reporter: an invitation to shape the 21st century together. one trump will not accept easily. brent: we go to capitol hill in washington dc. our borough chief -- bureau chief is standing by. you are in that chamber today during mr. mcclellan's speech -- my crohn's -- macron's speech. how was it received? >> i thought it was quite impressive to see the french president entered the house and receive standing ovations on
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both sides of the aisle. i talked to democratic lawmakers and some of them told me that they felt that it was very powerful. something that they would like to hear from their president. they also told me that they thought it was very important that mr. mccrone reminded -- macron reminded the lawmakers of the values that the u.s. and europe share. it was good to see democratic lawmakers lining up after the speech to thank mr. macron for the address. one congressman from new york told me that he thinks that it was quite interesting and good to listen to mr. macron's views but the speech has not changed his positions on the climate agreement or on the iran deal. brent: an interesting point. a lot of the message from
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maccallum today -- macron was the antithesis to trumps america first message. he gave this rally to congress to remember america's multilateral leadership role in the world. how likely do think any of this is going to happen ? >> i do not think that macron's speech is not going to impress president trump. he is not a fan of international organizations such as, united nations. he has approached foreign policy as transactional. both leaders have personal connections and they seem to get along pretty well with each other but we have no indications of president macron's speech or
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conversation with trump have had any impact on his view of the world or how he sees his own presidency. brent: that is an interesting point. a lot of commentators are speculating that macron came to washington early in the week to lay the groundwork. we know that trump and miracle -- merkel are not best friends so the hope is that perhaps macron can work his magic to find common ground with europeans. "to see that? -- are we going to see that? >> the simple answer is that we do not know yet. the french president and german chancellor are trying very hard to convince president trump not
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to pull out of the current nuclear deal with iran. they want him to grant europeans permanent exemptions of the tariffs. we simply do not know whether there will be a success. diplomats have told me that they would not like to predict anything and that they think we will see decisions on this topic shortly before the upcoming deadlines. brent: alexander thank you very much. here are some of the other stories now making headlines around the world. in copenhagen, the court has sentenced peter for the murder of a swedish journalists. he was found guilty of killing and dismembering her aboard his own summary after she went there to interview him. police, 50 people have been killed in indonesia after an oil
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well exploded. flames from the explosion destroyed several homes. the victim were collecting oil. the well may have been drilled legally. -- illegally. in india, a kuru has an sentenced to life in prison after the court found him guilty of raping a 16 year old girl back in 2013. he is also on trial for another rape case. international donors alleged $4.5 billion in emergency aid for syria and its neighbors of the total is well short of what the u.n. says is needed. the eu's foreign policy chief called on russia, iran, and turkey to force a stop to the fight. >> on that city's and a life
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without a future beard after years of war, 13 million syrians are heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance. eight organizations aren't running quickly out of cash and agencies were hoping to raise additional funds from the international community. germany pledged an extra one billion euros. >> the additional funds are sorely needed. we would only join efforts to rebuild the country once there is a political solution to the conflict. our further involvement is based on his condition. reporter: syria is far from finding a solution. the latest footage shows the bombardment by the syrian government and southern damascus. an eight year of the conflict,
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further escalation is feared. in brussels, representatives from the european union hoped to direct attention to the situation of the civilian population. >> there was basically a collapse of access compared to last year for people in hard to reach areas. there are some parts of the country where the aid agencies do not have the access they need to meet the needs of the very severely disadvantaged. reporter: about half of all refugees in all of syria our children. aid organizations are calling for the reconstruction of schools and the expansion of the so-called de-escalation zones. >> so many children are out of school and losing their future. what we are basically doing is stealing these children's future twice. first they have to flee their homes and then, we still their
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future by not providing a future or education. reporter: there is a lease, hope that the conference may have boosted political will to end the military conflict. brent: yet another chapter in dieselgate. >> car parts allows engines to meet and bt future diesel limits. the breakthrough uses innovations in the fuel injection system. the technology is not new but the combination is. production could begin immediately. the german firm itself is under investigation for supplying carmakers for -- with cheap devices.
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dances they did not know what it was being used for. we asked for his take. >> boschlaim to have found the holy grail to clean diesel. a technology that will work however the car is german and no extra cost with no loss of efficiency. customers will be skeptical because we have had many pass claims that diesel is no clean. -- now clean. the reality is how effective this technology is will depend on how it is actually fitted onto the vehicles. that is not washes responsibility -- bosch is respsibility the responsibility of the automakers themselves. >> the shares of the carmakers have not been ignited by the
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story today. diesel cheating at folks like him rot about a whole cartel of wrongdoing in the industry. including state officials who effectively failed to control emissions. this is destroyed a lot of confidence in investors. we had to look at the rest released twice. -- press release twice. brent: here in germany, the annual gathering is one of the best places to get a look at what cutting-edge technology is transforming manufacturing. according to a recent study, the fear of robots taking over most of our jobs is overblown. >> fears of factories will soon
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operate without human labor are using. -- easin it likely hasg. to do with changing attitudes towards robots. they are acknowledged as skilled and agile collaborators. advances in artificial intelligence have made machines smarter to operate. they do not require operators. today's robots can even respond to simple hand gestures. they are aware of their surroundings and able to pause for interference. researchers are developing an artificial skin that can sense objects without direct contact. >> robots do not need to stop. their sensors will allow them to interact with humans. >> coach lutz are in your --
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cobots are a niche product that have been around for about 10 years now. universal robots are pioneers in the sector. >> the original idea came from three students who basically wanted to control a robot that could make a pizza. it is just a crazy idea of students thinking outside of the box. a product projected to see rapid growth. the market is expected to growth tenfold. more more data is being collected and analyzed following systems to run more seamlessly. more customers are nervous about personal data disappearing into the cloud. with edge computing, data can be processed in a source. >> the biggest advantage is that th allies -- allows me to apply
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it right at the source. reporter: that may be enough to convince the naysayers could we may see a workplace where humans and machines work together to create products as a team. a harmonious environment. it is still just the developers mission but even that underlies the likelihood that humans will remain in control. brent: twitter posted its quarterly profit a few months ago. many wondered if the results were just a flash in the pan. the latest quarterly earnings show otherwise. they post a $61 million profit. it has passed expectations and chose the business is in good shape in spite of regulators turning a more speculated i towards -- eye towards tech.
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management is tightlipped about forecast. more from our wall street correspondent. >> the mood on wall street remains shaky. twitter for example, for the second time in the company's history were able to report profits better than expected. they also have more monthly users than expected. the reason is pretty simple. investors and wall street do not trade for the past but for the future and the outlook for twitter was not as strong as expected. that seems to be the case for many corporations right now who report record numbers but sti, stock prices are under pressure. on top of it again, the tenure treasury yields are moving fast
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3% mark so it also cause some pressure here on wall street. there is a debate going on that the u.s. may face some cooling of economic growth. brent: investors are adding a price of facebook and after-hours trading. results out showing the first-quarter profit up to $5 billion. it did not lose users in the wake of the cambridge in a letter that they are mining scandal. facebook has been working hard during the follow-up of the scandal. the best press -- that press had her -- bad press had hurt shares but they are now back on the rise. brent: in the wake of an attack
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last week, berlin's jewish community appears divided. today, 2000 people protested in berlin against anti-semitism and they wore a chip in solidarity. it was a response to an israeli working -- wearing a school cap. yesterday, a leader of germany's jewish community warned dues against wearing the kipa. thomas was at the solidarity march. there are two conflicting messages at the moment caution versus solidarity. what was the key message of the event? >> it probably lies somewhere in between those two elements that you mentioned.
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on the one hand, it became very clear that at that march, some of the cases we have seen in recent days and recent weeks are not isolated incidences. they are rather part of a larger problem in a problem that is becoming more visible. those clear today from the people presenting their different opinions. on the other hand, people who attended the march, was also clear is the solidarity. it has to come from all different sides of society. incidences cannot become part of germany's date -- daily life. thousand thing else is rigorous stress today. zero tolerance for those kinds of incidences. brent: we understand the german chancellor, angela merkel, says
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there is a new form of anti-semitism emergent. toledo what she means by that? >> most cases i have been reported to police have some sort of right -- far right motive. there are incidences linked to the far left but what angela merkel is pointing to is the fact that there are new forms of anti-semitism in germany with some refugees that may have come to the country. those three different types of anti-semitism are three different types that are being tackled. brent: what is being done to prevent the resurgence of anti-semitism? >> it was obviously clear today that it is a problem that authorities have to tackle. the authorities are starting to tackle it by appointing its first commissioner. they have also called for other
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types of action for better data bases or stronger support for organizations that are contacting -- combating anti-cement is an. even -- anti-semitism. they are trying to work in neighborhoods so these cases are not repeated. there is certainly a lot that authorities are having to do in order to tackle this problem. brent: our correspondent on the story tonight here in berlin. thank you thomas. germany's biggest music, the echo, is no more feared the ceremony was canceled today. two weeks ago, gangster rappers, one the best hip-hop category four and a home in which they come paired -- compared
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themselves to our shorts -- aus chwitz. here is a reminder of the top stories we are going -- following for you. mccrone used -- macron easy occasion to share ideals between france and the u.s.. he called for international cooperation to protect the plant. -- planet. i will be back to take you to the day. stick around for the. -- that. ♪ ♪ óóññ
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(tanks rumbles) - [george bu] a new breeze is blowing. (mournful music) (civilian unrest) in a world refreshed by freedom, seems reborn. (civilian unrest) for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. (suspenseful music) - [narrator] the collapse of the soviet union in 199 sent shock waves around the globe, heralding what many hoped would be new and more peaceful world order. but the post-communist chaos of the 1990s


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