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genie: welcome back to the "france 24." time for 60 minutes from around the world. i am genie godula. these are the headlights. the top appeals court in south africa sales up a previous anviction -- scales of previous conviction against oscar pistorius. he has been found guilty of intentionally murdering his girlfriend. there is a minimum sentence of 15 years. strong words from vladimir putin on turkey. the russian president says turkey will regret it's downing of a russian warplanes and the
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killing of its pilot. at least 14 people are shot dead in a gun massacre at a holiday party in california. the two main suspects were also killed in a shootout with police. thiscoming up for you hour, as the euro gets closer to parity with the dollar, we will look at the winners and losers from the week -- from the weaker currency. first, our top stories. genie: the supreme court in south africa has just bumped up the conviction of track star oscar pistorius to murder come overturning the manslaughter conviction already against him three last year a judge gave the story us a five-year jail sentence for killing involuntarily his girlfriend,
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reeva steenkamp. here is more now on the new ruling from the supreme court judge, eric leach. >> i have no doubt that in firing the fatal shots, the accused must have foreseen that whoever was behind the door would reconcile his -- reconcile himself to that and gamble with a person's life per the identity of the victim is irrelevant to his guilt. the accused has been found guilty of murder on the basis that he had five fatal shots with criminal intent. correspondent joins us now from cape town. with his verdict, the supreme court is saying the judge the last time around made illegal mistake. >> that is indeed so. it is interesting to note that this judgment was written by five supreme court of appeals judges, and today it was the turn of judge leach to regions
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the judgment. some of the things that he was saying, that the trial judge had made errors of law and that she did not properly consider all the evidence and that the ruling was therefore fundamentally flawed, and he then recommended -- the recommended -- the recommendation was made by the five judges, that oscar pistorius be found guilty of murder instead of culpable homicide, and that this case be referred back to the trial judge for appropriate sentencing to take place. in south africa, the minimum sentence is 15 years for murder. it will be interesting to see how the trial judge deals with this what's the matter comes before her again. genie: this dropped a few hours ago. has there been any official reaction from either the family of reeva steenkamp, the girl who was murdered, or from oscar pistorius' family?
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ayesha: no word from either of their families. as her mother was walking out of court, she was overwhelmed, emotional, and she was seen wiping tears from her eyes and her face. a couple of months ago, she was saying also when they were preparing for this judgment, she said that they wanted closure -- that with the sentence whether the sentence is increased or confirmed will not bring their daughter back, but they wanted closure and finality in this matter. genie: to be clear, this is a line for oscar pistorius -- this is the end of the line forscar pistorius. there is nowhere else for him to appeal. ayesha: it is indeed. oscarr story is -- pistorius, when he appeals before a judge again, he will have to plead his case. maybes have the power to
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give him the minimum sentence. genie: thank you for that. putinn president vladimir focused on the fight against terrorism during his yearly address to parliament today. he also lashed out again at turkey, saying russia would never forget the downing of a russian board -- of a russian warplanes. he also said that turkish leader tape aired again is profiting. vladimir putin: we have always considered and will always consider trees the worst and most shameful act. those in turkey who shot our pilots in the back know that. they are hypocrites. i do not understand why they did that. listeningmas lowe was
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in on that for us in moscow. thomas, some very strong rhetoric from the russian president on turkey. thomas: that is right. some of the strongest, most hard-hitting comments from the russian president today came when he was speaking about turkey. there at the beginning of his speech, it suggests the to thence that he gives subject. he said in reference to the russian jet that was shot down by turkey on the syrian border, that turkey will regret it. he suggested that food sanctions would not be sufficient retribution from the russian government for that act, that it would go beyond that. exactly what he means by that, he did not say. but certainly there are a number of targets that russia could hit in a number of different ways, and turkey is certainly in a vulnerable situation. some of this was personal as well, not just about turkey. he referred to the ruling clique
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alturkey, and he said that lah was punishing that ruling clique by punishing it -- by depriving it of reason and logic by shooting down the russian jet. he had some words on syria and islamic state morsi specifically -- and islamic state more specifically. justified for the russian people, saying that if we do not take on islamic state in, they will be coming back to russia, and we will have to take them on here. genie: apart from those comments on the diplomatic spat with turkey, most of vladimir putin's speech was based on economics. >> that is right, and there is a good reason for that. vladimir putin came to power on a rising wave of an oil crisis where there was lots of money
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sloshing around the place. offered toto be education, pumped into health. that brought the country civility. the kremlin knows that it is vulnerable on a domestic level. it knows that it is a soft underbelly. so we saw not general reforms, but quite specific tweaking around the edges related to education, related to health, including, for example, the extension of a maternity program that will be continued for at least another two years. that, thank you for thomas lowe reporting from moscow. now to the shooting in san bernardino, california, where at least 14 people were killed and 17 hurt. the mass shooting was at an office holiday party. police say the two suspects believed to be behind the attack have been killed. police are still working for a motive. one of the suspects was actually
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at the party before the shooting took place. he was a public health employee who had worked for the county for at least five years. at some point during the party, he reportedly stormed out, only to return heavily armed, and with another shooter thought to be his wife or his girlfriend. our correspondent has more. >> it was a holiday party that turned into a massacre. on wednesday morning, heavily armed attackers opened fire at the san bernardino social services center, killing more than a dozen people. >> i have a little one with me. but thank god she is fine. we are safe. peoplerts go out to the who lost lives and their family members. >> mike darda texted me this morning to say that the alarm was set off at her work, and they were told to get on the floor and not come out of the office. >> a man and a woman fled the scene in a black suv. following aater,
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shootout with police, both of them were dead. they identified as 27-year-old tashfeen malik, and 28-year-old syed rizwan farook. >> mr. farouk works as an environmental specialist in the public health department, has been there for five years. he was at the party, he did leave the party early under some circumstances that were described as angry or something of that nature. >> relatives of the suspects who werealik and farook married expressed shock. >> i spoke with him a week ago. i have no idea -- why would he do something like this? i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >> the couple are believed to be the only shooters. police have yet to return their motive -- have yet to discover their motive. more now on the
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continuing gun violence in the united states, and the growing debate on gun control. deadly frequent and more . there have been 352 mass shootings in 2015 so far. that is already 16 more than in all of 2014. just two months ago, 10 people were killed on an oregon campus. shotne, a 21-year-old man dead nine church members and charleston, s.c.. but the san bernardino attack is the deadliest since the 2012 sandy hook school shooting, which left 26 people dead, including 20 children. just like after every mass shooting, the u.s. president called for tougher gun control. president obama: we have a pattern of mass shootings in this country with -- it has no power -- it has no parallel anywhere else in the world. there are some special tips -- there are some special steps we can take not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but
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to improve the odds that they do not happen as frequently. we should never think this is something that just happens. on jeb bush,ttack who sparked controversy in october for his remarks following the oregon shooting. jeb: the impulse is always to do something, and it is not always the right thing to do. >> the republican-led congress have shut down any amendments limiting the right to keep and bear arms. support for gun control has been declining since the 1990's. last week during black friday, the busiest retail day of the year, the u.s. registered record gun sales. the same day, a man shot and killed three people at a planned parenthood center in colorado. the u.k. has begun airstrikes on the islamic state
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group's basin syria, and it did that just hours after incisive vote was made in parliament. the disposed --at vote expose deep rifts in the opposition labor party. our correspondent reports. yes to the right, 397. the nos to the left, 323. have >> two years after david cameron's military defeat, the british prime minister got his way. a debate led to a green light with strikes against the islamic state group. >> do we strike them in syria, or do we wait for them to strike us on the streets of london? what kind of a country would we act in thefused to face of a threat to our security as clear as the one that isil
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poses? >> the u.k. is already conducting airstrikes on jihadist targets in iraq through last month, terror attacks the british the impetus they needed to widen the scope. and while their leader, jeremy corbyn, urged his party not to action, many politicians crossed party lines to vote with conservatives. >> we must now confront this evil. it is now time for us to do our bit in syria. my colleaguesask to vote for this motion tonight. >> the u.k. has already ruled out ground forces aiming to work with syrian rebels. that will leave little among the british public. protesters turned out across the country in effort to sway the the -- but less than half of those asked for military
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intervention syria. jay: the u.s. is leaving coalition air strikes isis now, but hillary clinton has flatly rejected the idea on sending in u.s. ground troops. in a recent interview, she said such a move would only give the militants a chance to boost their ranks. hillary clinton: we do not know yet how many special forces might be needed, how many trainers and surveillance and enablers might be needed. but in terms of thousands of combat troops, like some other like some on the republican side are recommending, that should be a nonstarter, both because i do not think it is the smartest way to go after isis. it gives isis a new recruitment tool. charlie rose: tell us how isious the threat from isis and what we have to do to stop them. : you have toon fight them in the air come off
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the ground, and in cyberspace. now you are facing an even more barbaric enemy, which has more money and now controls territory. falsed to get over the choice between either going after a sod and going aft -- going after assad and going after isis. being a conference is held today on what kind of online response there can be to terrorism here that is happening at the prime minister's office in paris, and that is where chris moore is. tell us a bit more. welcoming bosses from the likes of facebook, twitter in central paris. theyhe french government, are thanking the role that they played on the streets of the french capital on november 13, the facebook feature that allow them to post that they were safe. wanted toeople who
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take shelter to find people who can help them do that. in the wake of the charlie hebdo attacks, cooperation between internet service providers and the social media and the authorities -- there is the thought that that should move forward. blocking extremist comment on the internet, and establishing a more accountable -- it is of course a bit of a political contest. francois hollande is in a is an unpopular person but has had a boost in the polls in the wake of these attacks. but the hard right and center opposition are putting security in place. the french government came to show they are offering a tactical response. genie: thank you for that. chris moore reporting from paris. this is "france 24." we take a
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look at our business news was stephen carroll. we start on what could be an important day for eurozone's economy. stephen: the european central bank will announce its decision in under half an hour on whether or not it will cut interest rates further or ramp up its program, pumping money into the economy. inflation in new york was just .1% last month. the pressure is now on for mario draghi to do more. the main effect of the ecb's ever so far have been to make the euro weaker against the dollar. it could make the dollar even stronger. kate has been looking at who wins and who loses. >> almost eight years ago, american tourists in paris anxiously counted the pennies. >> trying to find may be less expensive restaurant, and maybe we do not take that trip out to versailles, and we do not buy a
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bag or a tote or whatever. >> fast-forward to 2015, and the euro on the dollar -- and the euro and the dollar are nearly the same. the reverse is true on the other side of the atlantic, where the strong dollar means people can buy lesson america. this situation offers a counterpart because they can offer services and lower prices. airbus estimates it earns an additional -- as euro has been weakening the european central bank pushes ahead with its policy of quantitative easing, pumping money into the economy and keeping interest rates low. the federal reserve brought a big stimulus program last year and is preparing to increase interest rates. doing so will be a testimony also to how far our economy has
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come into recovering from the effects of the financial crisis and the rate recession. >> the rate rises likely to make the dollar still stronger. while europe continues to struggle, it's users rates are expected to be -- even the economies closer and closer to parity. stephen: let's see how close it has gotten. the latest on the currency markets says the euro is down. $1.05 onis just over the currency market. "exporters are set to gain from a weaker euro." that is what we are expecting from mario draghi in a couple of minutes. genie: the european commission's opening a tax inquiry into mcdonald's. stephen: the commission has opened a formal investigation.
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whereby theangement donald's paid virtually no tax on royalties received for the use of their brand by their franchises in europe and in russia. the commission will be trying to adopt the deal, which has been in place since 2009. the commission has already conducted similar approaches into starbucks and fiat. genie: you have a story about a controversy over coloring pencils in japan. stephen: this involves the staple country. it was discontinuing a line of colored pencils. it is traditionally used by the country's manga artists. pencil -- theyth -- they are going to say light blue, yellow, green, and the orange pencil, too. genie: stephen, thank you for that. it is now time for the press
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review. it is time to take a look at what weekly magazines have been saying. we have florence villeminot with us. in the middleght of the cop21 world leaders -- we are right in the middle of the cop21. world leaders have one week to find a solution. by special issue coordinated the president of the french capital of the world. call tosee here, "the action." it is a very interesting issue that focuses on what civil society is doing around the world to stop global warming. it takes readers on a round the world trip to look at look so -- and local initiatives, chinese planting trees in the middle of the desert. arenesian villagers mounting legal action against bloggers who are bullying down
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are --gainst loggers who what is interesting is the magazine insists on being very optimistic about the future. issimists keep telling us it too late, that it is too complemented. that it will change and upset our daily comfort. but what if it were the opposite jack l it says that actually the current model is making us run after having things, not being. it says that this model needs to change, and that fighting climate change is an opportunity . it is a way to engage with the future. i am still not sure what that man is doing in grass, but it is a good picture. how areagricultural -- african countries dealing with global warming? flo: are they ready for the climate big bang?
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it is a very interesting interview with the president of the federation of green africans. he lashes out against african leaders who say greek policies and economic development are incompatible. he says ecologists are not against progress, they are against waste. he says essentially they are in favor of an alternative green development model that focuses more on the long term. genie: the women's magazine " elle" is getting a special cover this week. flo: you can see the satellite image of it eventually. an actress and filmmaker looks very humanitarian. she had just come out with a that is essential if you travel around the world, much like what we were seeing, to meet with local people who have come up with ways to challenge
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the global warming in their own community, it is a very uplifting and positive movie. western nations are wrapping up their war efforts against the islamic state group leader flo: this week we saw the u.k. apartment militarygreen light to action in syria. we have the u.s., which does not want to expand its operations. even germany wants to defend reconnaissance planes, to help the coalition. you can see here, it is a business magazine. ways that all the ways of the west are trying to fight daesch, 53 -- fight the islamic state one thing isand unfamiliar, and that is the difficulty fighting isis' money making machine. it works on several things -- selling oil, selling antiquities, on taxes, and even this -- and even extortion. genie: focus on the aftermath of
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the attacks last month in paris. a state of is in emergency and the government wants to extend that state emergency period from three months to six months.
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