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"journal."the our headlines. sworn in asenko is ukraine's new president. we will talk to our correspondent in kiev. vladimir putin orders stronger border patrol to stop armed militants from crossing to ukraine. a bitter victory over the german -- from the german national team over armenia with marco reus dropping out of the world cup due to injury.
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>> ukraine's new president said his country will never be at peace until relations with russia in peru. petro poroshenko had -- with russia improve. petro poroshenko said that crimea will and always be ukrainian. he also vowed to mend ties with the kremlin and traumas to bridge the divide that has split his country in two. >> ukrainian soldiers put on a festive display for the country's new president, petro poroshenko. it does little to mask the setbacks they have experienced in eastern ukraine. poroshenko is looking to the future, as are many of his supporters. >> i think he will do his job well. it is clear what he has to do.
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stabilize ukraine and and the war. -- and end the war. >> yes plans and knows what he wants. >> he was sworn into office earlier in the day. foreign dignitaries were on hand to demonstrate their solidarity with kiev. the guests included the european council president and u.s. vice president joe biden. the president of germany was there, but russia sent its acting ambassador to the ceremony. with his hands resting on the ukrainian constitution and the bible, poroshenko took the oath of office. he stressed the need for closer europe but heern extended a all of ranch to separate this. he offeredus --
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amnesty to separatists who were not involved in bloodshed and. do notn't want oral -- i want war or revenge. i want peace and i want to achieve peace. he said he would never accept the russian annexation of crimea and said that he would work to make sure that the east remains part of ukraine. separatist old control facilities. >> no one talked to us about it yet. he has not done anything wrong. maybe he can get something done. >> that may soon change. poroshenko has announced a number of concessions to pro russian separatists and said he will travel to the east. >> i spoke to our correspondent in kiev a little while ago. i asked him how hopeful ukrainians are that poroshenko can bring peace to the region. >> ukrainians are very hopeful.
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we have to remember that president poroshenko see a landslide victory, being voted as president in the first runoff. this happened only once before in the first elections. the expectations and hopes are high and the stakes are also very high. it is up to the president to live up to these expectations. the first and foremost of which is to bring peace to the east. >> what sort of influence that poroshenko have their? -- there? >> a lot of people in the east were not able to participate in the elections because the separate tests -- separatists prevented them from doing so. the majority of people in the east will support whoever brings peace to their region and president oral schenkel vows to do so. poroshenkoresident vows to do so.
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>> vladimir putin has ordered troops to tighten security. was in normandy, france yesterday to attend the 70th anniversary anniversary of the d-day landing. petro poroshenko was there as well and the two men spoke reedley. ukrainian government has repeatedly asked moscow to stop what they call an armed flow of fighters from russia. a correspondent has been following events from russia -- from moscow. i asked her about the significance of the move to control border controls. that will have to see how really influences the situation on the ground. formally, it is another concession because stepping up this control was one of the demands of the g7. another one was recognizing poroshenko as president, which the kremlin has done by sending its ambassador to kiev.
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it shows that putin is impressed by this threat for new sanctions. the kremlin wants to avoid the sanctions and that is why it is acting. it does not want to give the west a pretext. it is probably hoping that the european union will try to influence the u.s. to say, look, russia has done a lot to help solve the ukrainian crisis because it europe does not want these sanctions. they would hurt business relations with russia. it is a new strategy the kremlin has. the overall aim remains the same. the kremlin wants russian interest to be considered in ukraine. for the moment, they think that poroshenko is a businessman with who they can strike a deal. if he does not want to or cannot make concessions, maybe the dialogue could stop soon. moving onto other international news, a series of
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car bomb explosions have killed dozens of people in the iraqi capital of baghdad. reportsare emerging but indicate seven blast killed 44 areas of mainly shiite the city. stormed aihadists university and took hostages in ramadi. campusthdrew from the after a counter assault from security forces. in syria, president bashar al-assad has granted amnesty to hundreds of rebel prisoners to mark his reelection. opposition forces say that 18,000 people remain in detention. fierce fighting between syrian government forces and the opposition is continuing. this unverified footage posted on the internet shows a battle between rebels and syrian army troops in a southwestern city. there are reports of renewed
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fighting in a northern city of aleppo. in the democratic republic of congo, armed men have killed at least 34 people in a church in the east of the country. the attack occurred in a village in the province of south kivu. onevictims were members of ethnic group and included pregnant women. an official said the attack came after a dispute over cattle, but the region has seen years of unrest. malta say they rescued another 1200 migrants from small boats adrift in the mediterranean. footage released by the italian coast guard shows migrants being taken from an open boat spotted south of the -- south of an island. passengers included several children and an infant. they are in addition to more than 3000 found on friday and thursday. a tie-in officials say that almost 47,000 migrants have arrived in italy since the beginning of this year.
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it is less than a week to go until the world cup gets underway. germany is considered a major content bill -- contender for the title. marco reus injured his ankle in a warm-up match versus armenia on friday and is out of the tournament. thearco reus hobbled off in 43rd minute with a partial ligament tear in his ankle. the injury puts him out for six weeks and destroys his world cup dream. >> he is obviously upset that he will miss the world cup. for weeks, he has been working hard to get in top shape. and he was. it really was a shock for us yesterday. the coach has called up another defender. the 22-year-old was in the provisional squad, but missed the cut. he gets a last-minute ticket to brazil.
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germany did not assert themselves over armenia until the second half. a penalty was converted to level the score. the floodgate opened for the host. germany possibly was quickly restored. later, there was another point added. another player, his 69th goal makes him germany's all-time scorer. goals scoredo more in the final moments to make it 6-1. an easy win for victory but a devastating result for marco reus. >> there has been more unrest in the host country of brazil. police clashed with striking subway workers in são paulo on turmoilnd fears are
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could disrupt the first match. the pressure is immense in a country that is soccer-crazy. we take a closer look. >> fashion trends may come and go, but for nelson, one look is always a winner. the diehard of brazil fan would not be seen in anything but the national colors. it he has even given his car a result paint job. -- brazil paint job. >> i am a patriot who loves result -- brazil. love for the game is hardcoded into brazilian dna. five times they have taken the world cup trophy. would bex on home turf a football fairytale. >> the players are running hot. we will do it. >> we expect a huge victory and the title. the protests have nothing to do
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with soccer. brazil is well- prepared. >> the hope of the nation rests on this man's shoulder. the 22-year-old is brazil's latest superstar. there are high expectations for his first world cup. >> we all know the pressure will be immense. we are not scared of that. as players, we are used to pressure. the fans spur us on. >> they can also count on the experience of the coach, who led brazil to victory in 2002. he has forged a tightknit team, well away from the protests. everyone has their own opinion. if you feel the need to protest for a certain cause, you should go and protest. as for the brazilian squad, our
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purpose is to bring football and bring happiness to the brazilian people. >> for one resilient in particular, world title number 6 particular, in world title number six would be great. >> maria sharapova has won the french open for the second time in her career. the russian overcame romania's simona halep in a hard-fought match. it is sharapova's fifth grand slam win. >> at first, maria sharapova could hardly believe it. she picked up her second french open title after a marathon battle in blistering heat. the russian struggle to win the first set 6-4 in the second set proved difficult. simona halep put up a great fight. the riemannian -- the romanian forced a tiebreaker and came from behind.
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the third set was also a thriller. temperatures around 30 degrees celsius, the two rivals broke each other's server several times. some games lasted up to 10 minutes each. after more than three hours, maria sharapova proved she had more conviction and stamina. her fifth grand slam title was perhaps her most rewarding. one racer, formula niko ross berg has secured home position for the grand prix after outpacing his teammate lewis hamilton. leaderrent championship was less than 1/10 of a second faster than hamilton. they will start in the front in montréal. daniel ricardo will start from the third row.
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that wraps up this edition of "the journal." .gov for watching. -- thank you for watching. >> it is a district in central religion. it is home to people from many backgrounds. 50% of people here were born outside germany and are getting older. turkish immigrants who moved to berlin as guestworkers 40 years ago have reached retirement age. how will they spend their golden years? even in a large city like berlin, leisure and social services for this group are thin on the ground. but it is an exception.
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retiredplace where people with immigrant backgrounds can meet and get support. to germany as a guest worker. politicians never planned for the retirement of these guestworkers. weree explains, migrants seen as a temporary phenomenon by the political establishment. they were never expected to spend retirement years here and many of the migrants themselves are acted to return home. -- and many of the migrants and cells expected to return home. that is not what happened. those people stayed in germany and grew older. the idyllic image of a large turkish family with the younger generations caring lovingly for their elderly parents does not always reflect reality. there are often tensions between
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parents and children. she explains that second generation immigrants were left in their home countries while their parents got settled in germany. they came later at the age of 8, 10, or even 15. they were estranged from their parents and that, she says, puts a strain on relationships later in life. one of those who cannot rely on a family support network. 68, she came to germany to work in the garment industry. on a trip to turkey, she married and her husband moved to germany. they had two children together. she says her marriage was hell. her husband would wake up early and leave without saying when she would -- he would be back. if the children would ask for
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something, instead of answering he would hit them. she tried to comfort the children, but her husband was an alcoholic and a gambler. home, he stank. she found him this casting. stand it no more, she left her husband. children took her father's side and broke off all contact with her mother. the saddest thing for her is that she does not get to see her grandchildren. she says her grandson gave her this branch one day at the playground and said, this is for you to take home, grandma. he was four years old. that is the last time she saw him. she has treasured it ever since.
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today, she lives alone without her family in a one-room apartment in this huge social housing block in berlin. in the mid-1990's, she suffered severe depression and had to be treated in the hospital. she found art therapy helped her come to terms with her sadness. she shows me a statue she made at the time with tears on its face. she said the medical staff used to ask her if she cried when she was alone. she told them she cried all the time. networkfound a support here and it has helped her get over her depression. she likes cooking together with the other women twice a week. many other women are widows and it was not until their husbands died that they were able to take charge of their own lives.
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she says she often sees a kind of earnest of liberation among turkish or kurdish women once they are widowed. they no longer have to ask permission to go out, to go shopping. they can do what they want, when they want, and they enjoy that freedom a lot. slebie -- selbie was brave enough to leave her abusive husband. many do not have that courage, although their home life can be unbearable. many of these women are overjoyed when their husbands died. she hears phrases like, thank god that he is finally dead, and many who are stuck in marriages with difficult husband say they cannot wait to be widowed.
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emancipation and old age. it is a place where pensioners can make the most of this time of their lives. there is a lot to offer. women learn how to run their own lives or simply try out new things, like using computers and surfing the internet. we meet a woman from ukraine who has lived in germany since 1990. now 73, she says she enjoys her freedom and although she still finds some things difficult, learning to use a computer and the internet has opened up new vistas for here. -- for her. she can now keep in touch with her daughter in ukraine and her grandchildren there using skype. she also uses the computer to skype with her daughter in hamburg and her great grandchildren there.
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she loves being able to see them. she says older people needs to be more open to the interesting times they are living in. -- is a turkish word meaning "peace of mind." it has also opened up to other people of ethnic backgrounds and it is truly multicultural. she says it was one of the center's aims to reach out to seniors of all nationalities, whether they are from germany, spain, russia, turkey, curtis dan, or arab countries -- curtis istan, or arab countries. voting interaction from people between different countries and religious backgrounds is one of the works. she says that elderly people
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with migrant backgrounds are not immune to racism and anti-semitism. she said she has noticed a rise in anti-semitism. but these groups are fascinated by the in situ jewish lives. insight into jewish lives. turkishlls how one woman started shouting and railing against jews. she says the woman was shouting insults, but that was in the past and this group is interested in learning about parallels between their life stories and those of jews in exile, forced to live -- leave the country they grew up in for a different, unknown land. the muslim women in this group are surprised and interested to about thearn
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similarities between jewish and muslim faith, especially in the diet. museum to the jewish brings up the issue of the holocaust. for the turkish members of the group, that brings to mind a difficult time in their own national history. she says she tries to help people see that this is not an issue specific to germany's history, but the ottomans, the turkish empire, has a stain on its history. the murder of armenians in 1915. she says that turkish people often do not want to talk about that he episode in history. a visit to the museum can break down those barriers and get people from different backgrounds talking to each other. she says that turkish women in
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the group were interested to find out how one group of human beings could use something to another group of human beings. understanding one another means speaking to each other, it offers language classes to seniors. many have spent decades living in germany, but speak only a few words of german. she was able to get by at work by learning taylor is -- tailoring terms. they also speak turkish here. -- teach turkish air. the courses began due to popular demand at the women of the center. increasing numbers of people with no immigration background are interested in learning turkish, as helga explains. helga has many turkish neighbors, she often hears them
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speaking turkish to each other. she says she wants at least a little knowledge of the language. enjoys attending the turkish language. learnings that having german, she likes the idea of being able to communicate with people in germany. now that she is learning turkish, she can get the same feeling when she speaks with turkish people. she has a simple way of describing it. it is so typical of berlin. it is great with all these different cultures here. publicunded with money and she received recognition of her work when she was awarded an order of merit metal from the city government three years ago. she helps these retirees manage their daily lives and brings people of different backgrounds together. tanker -- the tango
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course is a good place for that. she hopes there will be far more places like the center in the future as the german and immigrant populations age together.
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