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sarah: this is "dw news." ken germany and turkey find common ground on migration? as europe tries to get a grip on the crisis, angular mark l -- angela merkel as a meeting concerning your refugees making
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way to the european union. and the government looks to put an end to days of escalating protests and violence. and bracing for the big chill -- a major storm bearing down on the eastern united states. record snowfall is expected in what many predict will be an historic blizzard. hello. i'm sarah kelly. welcome to the program. germany and turkey have pledged closer cooperation on the migration crisis. the countries' top leaders met in berlin with billions of euros on the table and the promise of renewed efforts. can these crucial players really work together to cope with the biggest flow of refugees to europe since world war ii? our coverage begins with this report. reporter: full military honors
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for turkey's prime minister at the federal chancellery. the pomp and circumstance were intentional. merkel knows she cannot do without turkey's help if she wants to get to grips with the migration crisis. the talks lasted for almost four hours. speaking in german, turkey's prime minister remembered recent attacks in istanbul that killed 10 germans. >> that is why we have to work together to fight terrorism. we must never allow terrorism to achieve it sinister goals. reporter the gman chancellor promised her turkish guest. or in the fight against terror. both countries have sent -- >> both countries have sent a message that we will continue the fight against daesh,
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and we will continue to do so. reporter: the second issue -- migrants. 2.5 million syrian refugees are living in turkey area turkey has been promised help, the eu pledging 3 billion euros. >> once again, i have made it clear we will set aside 3 billion euros for the europeans died -- the european side for the refugees, to improve their living conditions. reporter: they also discussed the restriction of the press in turkey and the escalating conflict with the pkk. both sides pledged to work together closely. >> i am certain that the question of a legal migration can only be solved if we work together and address -- you legal migration can only be solved if we work together and address the root causes of the migration.
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>> at this critical time, we are working hand-in-hand together with germany. reporter: give and take. that was the theme of these first intergovernmental consultations between german and turkish ministers. for germany's government, one thing is sure. without turkey, there can be no solution to the refugee crisis, but that comes at a price. sarah: correspondent naomi code nrad has been covering this. she joins us. these countries have not had the easiest relations. what was the mood at this meeting in particular? naomi: i'm sure that both countries were acutely aware they are reorienting themselves. turkey is taking a step toward the eu after years of turning its back after stalled
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membership talks. turkey trying to style itself is a regional player in the middle east and now it is seeking international recognition and it hopes to get that through the refugee crisis, hoping that germany and the eu will welcome it back. it's not as if germany, as if merkel was the only supplicant here. turkey has a lot at stake and i think both of them were acutely aware. sarah: let's break down what the two want from each other. let's start with what germany wants. they want to be a gatekeeper to stem the flow of refugees. how is turkey supposed to manage that? naomi: there are various things at stake. on one hand, they want turkey to police its borders better, to make sure that migrants do not leave turkey. but they want to improve
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conditions for syrian in turkey. they had taken a step. they have allowed syrians to access the job market. that is what the turkish delegation told us today. but that's just the first step. there is also another major point, which is a lot of citizens from islamic countries -- for example morocco and other countries have these of free access to turkey, something that makes it a lot easier to come to turkey and go on to the european union. these are important steps that germany wants turkey to tackle so they can go a step forward in reducing the flow of migrants to europe and then to germany. sarah: it would be an absolutely massive undertaking to do that. turkey is not going to give this away for free. we have heard that there are talks of a. -- talks of aid. what else has merkel offered? naomi: she has offered to
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revitalize the eu talks i alluded to earlier. there is talk of financial aid, some 3 billion euros on the table at the moment, and crucially, something that turkey probably once more than financial aid is international recognition and access to the european union through an easier visa system. sarah: naomi conrad in berlin, thank you. after this talks, chancellor angela merkel is visiting her own constituency. at her party's traditional new year's reception, she emphasized the importance of turkey and curving the flow of migrants to europe. she also thanked thousands of
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germans returning to help the recently arrived refugees. joining us, our guest standing by. fabi and, merkel under a lot of pressure over her open door policy, allowing refugees into germany, especially under pressure from her own party. what was the atmosphere like today? guest: it was the exact opposite. people stood up, clapped their hands, listen carefully, were very supportive of her. everybody was absolutely on her side. there were no reduces him's. and it is her own constituency, still her living room. i think it must of been quite a relaxing atmosphere after a week of strong criticism. sarah: a lot of criticism coming
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from that sister party, the csu in bavaria. so, what did she talk about today. did she address the migration crisis? >> it was a half an hour speech. it was only on refugees. it was maybe half a minute -- she painted a big picture. she did not mention critics within the conservative parties. she talked a lot about the region and the solution to the refugee crisis. as we heard, turkey is an important player for her. she also talked a lot about jordan and lebanon. and they need to support these countries, particularly with money.
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the refugee crisis for her only started once these countries ran out of money and some were by the world food program and the united nations high commissioner for refugees. she said we have to collect this money so these refugee camps are properly equipped, so people receive enough money that they do not have to make their way to europe. otherwise this problem could not be solved. sarah: thank you. we turn to other news now. spain's acting prime minister has turned down an offer from the country talking to try to form a new government. after last month's inconclusive elections. he said he did not want to take a confidence vote in parliament, he would try to six support. no one succeeded in getting a majority.
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tunisia has imposed a nationwide curfew in an attempt to halt growing unrest. this after a week of increasingly violent them in stations that have spread across the violence comes amid deep frustration amid high unemployment and dissolution that the revolution has failed to deliver on its promises. reporter: tanks after days of violence. otherwise, things were back to normal. scores of residents apply for just a few government jobs. this week's riots began after a 28-year-old was turned down for one of them. he climbed up a power pole and was promptly electrocuted, his death prompting riots. tunisia's prime minister blames the unrest on unemployment. he accepted one billion euros of french economic aid.
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>> currently the situation is under control. other measures will be taken in the framework of a development program, as i discussed with president hollande, over the next five years. but five years looks like -- >> but five years looks like a long time. it has been five years since the suicide of another man, whose death sparked what led to the arab revolutions. those were largely sparked by unemployment. i've years on in tunisia, it is still a huge problem. >> we are a family of eight people. my sister is the breadwinner. she works as a straight cleaner despite having a university --
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as a street cleaner despite having university degree. reporter: unemployment in tunisia is around 15%. the use rate is much higher, 40%. weak prospects for many young tunisians. sarah: the riots this week have been the worst since the revolution five years ago. france has promised a billion euros of economic support. do people expect that will be enough to kickstart the economy? >> the initial reaction was this might help on these short-term, but they are also saying this will not resolve the structural problems of the tunisian economy or the two reforms in the economic sector. the company -- the country needs more reforms. and they are afraid that it will end up in the pockets of corrupt
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officials rather than resolving the economic issues it is intended for. sarah: when we look at the fundamental reforms that are needed, when we look back, a group won the civil -- won the nobel peace prize, for civil rights groups. do they need them again? >> today's problems lie deeper, because of the last of economic reform and development. they have been part of these organizations. they, of course, have to work. it seems unlikely that the quartet that won the peace prize itself will resolve this. sarah: sarah marsh, joining us from tunis. thank you. here is what is ahead on "dw news" -- state of emergency.
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a major blizzard hits the u.s. east coast. the national weather service says it could prove to be one of the worst storms ever recorded. all data more. we are back in a minute's time. stay with us.
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sarah: welcome back. a quick reminder of our top story. germany and turkey pledge cooperation in the migration crisis. berlin is looking to turkey to stem the flow of refugees. turkey says billions of euros of aid are needed to be released. the eastern united's aces bracing for an historic -the
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easterunited stateare bring for an hioric izzard. several ates havdeclared state emergen. the tional wther serce sa it coulbe one othe worst wintestorms er to hit the reon. so are calng it thunderow -- that is when a storm dobson of snow to create lightning. reporter: there has not been a warm reaction to the weather forecast in washington. more than half a meter of snow could accumulate in a short time friday evening. the icy streets are making life, well, difficult. >> try to stay off the roads, and put the deicer down when i get home. reporter: it could very washington under more snow than it has seen in a century. everyone is preparing for the worst. winter routes are flying off the shelves.
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>> i bought my milk and bread. i went to get salt, but they ere all out. reporter: icy conditions have created chaos on the roads. electricity has gone out -- a serious problem for many. >> the thing that kills us in the winter is when trees break and fall onto power lines. reporter: the snowy conditions do not look set to let up anytime soon. with many forecast predicting a record snowfall, it seems this is the calm before the storm. sarah: transport problems could be an inconvenience to many and an embarrassment for authorities. for some, the storm could the deadly. we asked our correspondent richard walker what provisions are being made for the poor, homeless, the most vulnerable people in the region. richard: yes, d.c. does have a huge homelessness program and that -- problem and that really
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pthis.to before at times like these warming centers are opening for longer hours, but those are certainly be people who will feel this most harshly. the mayor of washington, d.c. does have a plan. she promises to try to end chronic homelessness by the year 2020, but for the people out on the streets this weekend, that will be no help at all. a big concern this week in washington. sarah: ok, a change of pace. we will head to another snowy location -- this one is davos. nice to see you. >> yes. we are following the world economic forum. the issues were driven by current events -- the slowing of china, the price of oil. so, the themes of technological change often came up short.
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still our reporter that a view of some emerging technologies and filed this report. reporter: sitting in the commerce center in davos, and at the same time visiting australia. virtual reality. visitors can get an insight into life in the outback. >> this is such an immersive new technology and is a way of feeling you are inside the film and i think the world economic forum was interested in giving them a sense of stories that are remote and powerful, and the technology in the story is a perfect fit. reporter: but it is also about the fourth industrial revolution or digitization as it is also known area changes are happening
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rapidly, something already being felt in the workplace. many people are wondering how many jobs will be lost if machines and computers continue to take over more and more of our work. >> we did a study last year on the impact of the digital revolution on europe. if we do not take it, we will miss 600 billion in value creation. on the other hand, it's true that there would be machines to replace the labor work. reporter: food for thought for meetings to come. >> welcome to switzerland. reporter: and a chance at the -- for a glance of the real world. after all, the glorious swiss outs are right outside the window. >> and with all of the opportunities, there come risks.
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our correspondent and visit linn got the -- ben got the perspective of a real outsider. ben: here is a name you would have heard before. eugene can spur ski. he is one of the world's leading antivis expert give uan idea h indispensable the internet has become. can we live without the internet? guest: of course we can live without the internet, but we will never do that. certain technologies, and the internet is one of them, has changed our lives. it has changed businesses, it accelerated businesses, created new businesses. it is everywhere around us. n: andhat meansharing e inrnet witunsavory characte. rrorists
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we do not hear about things being shut down. is it not happening or are you preventing it? guest: there are threats -- cyber along many others. they recognize that technologies, these innovations, ey have me probls. unfortunately, cyber technology is vulnerable. there are cyber criminals, individuals, businesses, governments. traditional crime is in cyber, so they join forces in some cases. i'm really afraid of cyber sabotage. it is the next step, the terrorists joining cyber as well. ben: so our government is doing enough to protect themselves? guest: governments are looking for data and most of the
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governments are looking for the second stage and the second stage is to develop a cyber strategy in the third page is to implement and support it. ben: what about the need for speed? is that how you beat hackers or threats within the internet? guest: speed is very important. we are living in a cyber age. unfortunately, they have to be designed very quick. and it's an industrial environment. the political infrastructure is vulnerable. financial services, health care, everything. it is not so secure. they need to redesign that. ben: what about the sharing of big data? it is something that companies worried about. guest: yes, private, personal data, corporate data, a huge amount of information.
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and it is cyber. unfortunately, in many cases they are able to find vulnerable doors to have this data in their hands. it's a very big issue. it's a big problem, but i think we can solve it. ben: one last question -- your outlook for 2016? guest: my outlook is we will see the same. they have very big enterprises, well protected enterprises. employing criminals to attack the industrial sector, and i'm really worried about terrorist attacks on infrastructure. ben: ok, eugene kaspersky, thanks for joining us. >> that wasben fazulin 4s in
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davos. standard and poor's has upgraded the status -- this should be very good news for athens. especially as they try to negotiate easier terms to solve its ongoing debt problem. so much for the business news. i'm often wishing you a good weekend, but we will leave you in the capable stands -- capable hands of my colleagues for later shows. i understand that you have a game changer? sarah: yes, a game changer at least and the way that goals are scored in soccer. it's new goal line technology. it is meant to help officials determine whether a ball has fully crossed the goal line. it was shown off amber lynn last
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-- in berlin last december. gianni infantino has received the backing of many to run for president of the corruption-rights fifa. he is one of five candidates standing for the presidency. he has proposed more world cup places, hosting opportunities, and morphine for development funds for its 209 members. i'm sarah kelly in berlin. you have been watching us on dw. that does it for now. we are back at the top of the hour. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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>> 9:00 p.m. here in the french capital. these are our top stories. the nation wide curfew following after the wave in tune neice yeah and can't leave their homes between 8:00 proximate cause and 5:00 a.m. many children drown in the waters of greece as two boats sink. and high blizzard alert, millions of people in the united states are bracing themselves on what could be one of the worst winter storms i

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