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berlin. a year and a turkish prison without being tried or charged, the to german journalist dennis yucel has been released, and his wife was there to meet him. six others get my sentences and more than 100 remain in jail as turkey's crackdown on the press continues. also coming up, russian meddling . u.s. special prosecutor robert miller charges 13 russiaians wih plotting to interfere in the 2016 p presidential election.
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we will go live to washington. germany's defense minister criticizes the united states for moves to credit spending on the united nations. europe must take on more of the military burden in nato. we will be live at the berlin film festival where they are showing a comedy western involving a miniature horse, damsels, villains, and robert pattinson. ♪ sarah: i am sarah kelly. welcome to the program, thanks for joining us. the turkish german journalist dennis you chill has been dennis -- deniz yucel has been released, but several journalists have been sentenced for life for their involvement
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in the queue, but this journalist is facing charges in turkey accused of terrorist propaganda, and you they are saying up to 18 years as part of what has been a major crackdown on free speech in the country. for the time being his supporters in germany and his family are celebrating. reporter: this foreign minister was the bearer of good moves -- news. >> dennis yucel is free. he is on his way to istanbul. reporter: speaking at a press conference at the headquarters of his employer, the german daily, they said this release was a victory for diplomacy. >> we talked extensively to our turkish partners. that started with me asking the former chancellor to open doors for us. he went there twice for us.
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it was always a particular importance for the german government not to politically influence a court decision, not to infringe on the independence of the court. but we did agree to help speed up the process, and turkey made good on that promise, and i am grateful to the turkish foreign minister for that. reporter: earlier in the day this photograph of deniz yucel was posted by his lawyer. he was in the arms of his wife after a year behind bars.. angela mererkel was one of his first well-wisishers. >> as mamany other peoplple, i m glad he was able to leave prison today. i am happy for him and his wife anand his f family who had to ee a very difficult year of separation. reporter: one year ago deniz
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yucel was detained. turkish authorities correspondent -- said he was accused of terrorist propaganda among otother things, but until today he had not been charged with any crime. the german government campaigned vigorously for the release of him and other journalists in turkey. many civilian organizations demonstrated for his release. it is very likely the turkish president is behind the decision. yucel may have been released from jail, but turkish prosecutors have demanded up to 18 years' imprisonment. sarah: for more let's bring in our correspondent oliver who is standing by with the latest from berlin where we know deniz yucel is set to arrive back in germany even as early as today. tell us. his case has strained ties between germany and turkey.
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what might this mean for those relations? oliver: of course if you look at it at first glance, this is a major improvement for german-turkish relations. we should not forget he was held in custody for a year. there was no trial. there was no accusation officially until this point, and it came as a major, big surprise that he was released that quickly, just yesterday. the per turkish prime minister met angela merkel here in berlin, and merkel stressed housetrained the relations rereally are -- how strained ths relations really are. and then a day later they did set him free. this came as a big surprise here in germany, although the signs of reconciliation were seen there before. since deniz yucel is set free, the court appreciates it, but it
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does not mean relations will go back to normal that prickly. the german government stressed today very often and everybody who spoke to the press repeatedly said there were still five other german citizens in custody in turkey. in addition to that, 150 journalists who do not have german document so that germany itself is not happy with the political class of the policy of turkey under president erdogan at this point. what they are stressing is this can only be regarded as a first step of reckons alienation, but many major efforts will have to be undertaken to go back to normal in the bilateral relations. sarah: you mentioned all of those other cases. we have to keep in mind that yucel was the most prominent one of all of those, him being a german citizen. talk to us more about the other
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cases because we know in addition today for example there were six other journalists who were sentenced to life in prison in the country. oliver: that is right, and that is not what we should forget in this prominent case. we were talking about this case. of course he is celebrated and people are happy he is released and he will come back to germany, but the situation of turkey, the human rights situation, the rule of law, if you look at the situation, the country's largely unchanged. we have the case you just mentioned of other, six people in custody there who were sentenced to lifetime. such a stark contrast to the release of deniz yucel and the other journalists, many people detained without a trial, without their human rights being respected, and all of this needs to change.
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the other german cases by the way are not dealt that publicly with. they are rather kept more privately, so we don't know a lot about these other cases. sarah: thank you, oliver. we are going to go now to our correspondent standing by with the latest in turkey. oliver was telling us about yucel's case and the german view of it. those others received life sentences. walk us through how events unfolded. julia: that is true. while it was a happy day for deniz yucel, his family and supporters, it was a very unlucky or sad day that shocked many here because six turkish journalists were sent to lifetime in jail today over links to the gulad movements.
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among those journalists are really prominent journalists. some very famous journalists. they face a lifetime in jail now. that is tough. i am not sure i have ever heard such a word when it cocomes too journalists, so it is really terrible for them. sarah: and given that yucel's case was so prominent, it appears to have been resolved for the time being. is there a sense of concern in turkey that some of these other cases might be forgotten about, and the ways of the german government might not be behind them in terms of advocating for these individuals? julia: there might be such
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fears. i have not heard about those. i am sure that there are journalists who keep advocating, who tried to raise attention, but dennis was one of the major obstacles in german-turkish relations. they are trying to get rid of that obstacle because they really want to mess ties with the german government, and they realize the cost is in it permanent crisis mode when it comes to finding relations, but i am sure there are people in germany who have an eye on these journalists cases in turkey as well. deniz yucel is no longer in turkey. sarah: thank you. we are going to head to the united states where a u.s. ground sorry -- grand -- grand
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jury has indicted 13 russians for the meddling in n the 2016 election. rod rosenstein announced the charges at the justice department. he said the defense -- defendants conducted information warfare with the goal of sowing discord. this included charges of fraud, identity theft. this was broughtht by robert mueller, who is seeing this probe. for more let's bring in our correspondent alexandra. what we have here is basically dozens of pages in this indictment detailing this russian operation to influence the u.s. election. what are we to make of it? alexandra: this is the first time that we are getting such detailed information about how russians allegedly tried to
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interfere in the u.s. election in 2016, how they tried to undermine the public trust in the u.s. political system. and the special counsel has indicted 13 russian individuals and three russian entities, and among them is run -- one russian oligarchs who is well-known here in the united states. he is said to be a member of the kremlin's inner circle, and he was sanctioned by the united states in 2016 for his role in russia's aggression in eastern ukraine. now he has been accused of funding the russian meddling in the u.s. election. sarah: when we look at the special counsel's investigation, this is the crux of the crime he was charged with investigating here, russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
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now we have seen charges brought , alexandra, what does this say about where he is in the investigation, and could there be more shoes to drop here? alexandra: we can say sure that he is continuing his investigation, and this investigation produces results. what we see today would make it more and morore difficult for president trump to argue that the whole russia investigation is a hoax. sarah: alexandra with the latest from washington. thank you. in germany it was the first day of the annual munich security conference. germany's defense minister use her speech to criticize u.s. moves to cut spending on the united nations. she argued that diplomacy and eight is necessary for military
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strength. she spoke about europe's role in nato. >> we want to remain transatlantic, but we also want to become more european. we want to enable europe to carry more weight in terms of military power so that europe can be more independent and self-reliant. ultimately that includes nato. sarah: let's get a quick check of some other stories that have been making news around the world. a vigilant parkland florida has paid tribute t to the 17 victims of wednesday's high h school shooting. many of the people attending called for stricter gun control. authorities say the 19-year-old suspect used d to semiautomatic rifle toto carry out the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. a day after being sworn in in south africa, the south african president hasas a addressed the nation. he held a new dawn foror the
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country and pledgdg to root o ot corruption. south africa's anc party forced jacob zuma from office amid a series of corruption scandals. promininent trumpmp critic and former repepublican presidential candidatate mitt romney has announced d his bid for the u.s. senate. he is rurunning to represent the statate of utah. he had been a potential candidate for sesecretary of ste under president trump. but before that, he has been one of trump's harshest critics during the 2016 presidential campaign. five people have been injured in clashes between students and police in the italian city of bologna. the violence broke out as students protested a rally by a far right politician. it comes a week after a mass rally against another right wing person in a different town. it is time now for business news
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with helena humphrey, and facebook might be in some hot water in europe. reporter: that is right. it seems like a court has hit facebook where it hurts. we are talking about data and privacy, important issues for facebook. the third -- the court has threatened a fine of up to 100 million euros if it continues to break the country's privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites. facebook says it will appeal the ruling. the court ruled the american company must delete all data gathered illegal on belgian systems including people who are not facebook users. the court said facebook informs us insufficiently about gathering information about us and the kind of data that it collects, what it does with that data, and how it stores it. the africacan union says it is stepping up ththe fight against corruption, which it says is ann urgent problem across ththe continent.t. a new u u.n. studies shows --
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study shows billions of dollars are plundered every year, widening the gap between rich and poor and hurting growth. reporter: nepotism, money laundering, and endemic corruption is a scourge for development in africa. this is true in countries rich in raw materials. the revenues line the pockets of several corrupt servant and various elites. this intensifies inequality, hurting the poor especially. according to experts of the united nations, africa loses 150 billion dollars -- $150 billion u.s. every year. that does not flow back into local economies. it is spent or parked outside the continent. that translates into a 25% drop in africa's economic growth. all the while exacerbating poverty, migration and terror. sarah: i am joined in the studio
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by samuel from transparency international. thank you for joining us. corruption or weeding it out seems to be the buzzword at the moment. we have heard from zercyril ramaphosa vowing to crack down on it. what is the first action he needs to implement to make sure he does? >> what he needs to do is really work on rebuilding trust of the people because his predecessor, jacob zuma which has left, just resigned, came under fire because of allegations of corruption. really make sure the process -- the party lost, the anc, lost support of the people as it was shown in the 2016 election. helena: how do rebuild trust when there is so little? samuel: yououill have to find a
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way y to show pepeoplee will d t differently, be more tranansparen t talking about his accent.. he is coming from the business sectors,s, not coming from the politicscs sector. there is s sficient it may be collusion as in the past with the private sector, that he will need to show from his dealings, the way he separates driving the africans of the state as well as running his business that this is business as usual, and is about weeding out corruption. it will be about this action. helena: corruption is a big problem. we heard from the director general of the south african treasury, raising the idea of lifestyle, going into the bank accounts of ministers, civil servants, politicians. with that be a concrete move? is that transparency? samuel: it is in line with what we call transparency in the form
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of allowing those who are sitting in high offices, political servants and also as high of offices to declare their assets more regularly. they should be checked, so if that would go according to what the laws in south africa provide, it would go to the extent that it would boost transparency and make people try again to hold their leaders accountable. helena: if this doesn't transpire, if the leaders do not implement these reforms, is there the sense the elelectorate population may no longer support these leaders? they are more huhungry for antiticorruption measures. what could happen with a new society? samuel: it is clear if you look at the past few years that people are growing impatient because we went as africa went out of colonizatioion, in the ce of south africa, apapartheid for
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closose to 28 years nowow, withe new government in 1994, many promises made, b but very litite deliveri donone. peoplele have thee feeling thate elite are benefiting out of it, so we are gettining into a stage wherere people will no longer jt vote on the basis of the past. it is aboutut how the changes te cocountry, the liberation is benefiting the majority. helena: all right, time for delivery. thank you very much. saudi arabia's central bank has signed a deal with u.s. based crypto currency ripple which was designed especially for banks as a global money transfer program. this will allow banks in south them it -- saudi arabia to send payments in and out of the country. it is their first cooperation with a central bank. another banknk including ubs and others are operating with the silicon valley startup.
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♪ sarah: day two of dw's coverage of the berlin international film festival, and our reporter is ready for us. tell us, what is happening there tonight? we have a close up of you. you are on full focus. give us the latest. reporter: a little too close for comfort, sorry about that. our viewers do not want to do that much of my pores or my hair. we saw a great red carpet premiere. robert pattinson is here with his new film damsel, and this is a sort of western satire/comedy. we see robert pattinson in a comedic role of the first time as far as i'm concerned, and the fans went absolutely crazy for him. he has been to four berlin film
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festivals and still has a lot of diehard fans from his twilight years. who can forget the iconic vampire series? so as he talked of the red carpet, there were a lot of people with pictures trying to get autographs. he took a lot of time for the fans. he signed a lot of autographs. he was very polite even though one can imagine it probably gets a little old to have people chanting your name everywhere you go. sarah: and we understand that you actually saw the damsel. what did you think? reporter: yeah. this is interesting because this is a film directed by two brothers, the sellers, and they wrote the screenplay and directed together. it takes the idea of a a western dd turns it onon its head. it starts out something like looking for a damsel in distress, then you learn this woman is not at all who you
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thought she was. my colleague caught up with the lead actress in this film and asked her what she thought about her character. here is what she had to say. >> really clever like that we sort of see this idealized, we have this idealized view in perspective of penelope, my character and roberts character from the first half of the film, then when we meet her, she is completely different to the victim that he portrays. that is a clever way of turning it all on its head. so yeah, it was really exciting. i love penelope. i think she is great. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. sarah: now we have to turn to controversy. the berlinale has been criticizeded for imitation of fa korean director. what is the issue? reporter: you know that me too
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is a huge issue, speaking out against sexual harassment in the film industry. i have been a big topic this year at the berlin film festival. but the berlin film festival actually invited a director named kim kee duk who was accused of sexual harassment in south korea. the allegations go back to his 2013 film mobius. when of the actresses that he slapped her and d sexually abusd her onset. he admitted to the slapping and was forced to pay a fine of several thousand euros, but the sexual abuse allegations were actually dismissed, so he was invited to the film festival, but his presencnce is causing controversy. people say it is inappropriate for him to be present, particularly at a festival like the berlin film festival which is so political and tries to take a stance on these issues. this y year with me to in the spotlight, his presence is
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making people uncomfortable. sarah: it will be interesting to watch that. it is only day two of the film festival. what are you looking forward to? reporter: there is still so much to look forward to. we have a film screening -- screening out of competition, a biopic of ed sheeran. he is expected to attend. that is something that has got people excited, talking about. that is a special category. in terms of films coming out we have isabel, the famous french actress starring in a film called ava. she is a iconic french actress who is no stranger to this film festival. the fans love her. she is a classic actress. people are looking forward to getting a glglimpse of her on te red carpet. sarah: we appreciate it.
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now to some video of an attempted robbery in china that gives a whole new meaning to the expression thick as thieves. surveillance video shows to what it meant to raise -- chasing a store before they make their move. their cunning plan was to throw tricks through the store window. it was just a stones throw away when it all went horribly wrong. so as you can see, time for a change of plans. brick to the head. no choice other than to abandon the plot. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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government act prof . evening we begin in south africa where country's a new president cyril ramaposa has spoken to have what was his first full day in office. we six of the raids from jacob zuma who ruled for nine years his presidency was tainted by allegations of corruption. were dressing up parliament today president ramaposa valve to revive the country's stagnant economy. to tackle chronicic unemployment. and. sparring government debt he also hailed the dawning of a new
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era the south african politics isn't acceptable he said. we should board behind us. ththe era of diminishing crossed in public institutions. and weekend confidence and our country's publicly this. we should all the negativit. that has dogged to our country behind us. because a new tone is upon us and a wonderful daughter. has online. president speaking that will frozen foods i should is male is in cape town and she has more now on the task that lies ahead for the new president of south africa. there is a lot of pressure on the new president's overall oppose it back east state of the nation address this evening he says and he takes all the right boxes. he told about. keating investment into south africa eighteen would have unemployment he told
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about reviving the agricultural sector he told about. finding jobs to the poor and he as i say he told he just the black boxes alslso told about unity need stated autumn branche to. opposition parties he said he was looking forward to working with the leaders opposition opposition parties because he wants to create a better life all south africans he also in his speech praised president jacob zuma. full the time that he spent in government and of course what he said this is what she is is what is jazz. that's. all the speech was very. it was night me and the that the tone of the speech is also about three conciliation and unity not only amongst the african national congress. unity also in south africa. i just know reporting from cape town. now in use a turkish court says that a free the german
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turkish journalist and his usual ending trial. us off the months of pressure from berlin. where he'd been in detention for twelve months accusers spreading propaganda according to reports usual has just left turkey aboard a german government? across. the chancellor angela merkel welcomed the news of his release. give. . wireimage. i'm happy for him and his wife and his family will had to and your a very difficult year of separation sent home grown also wilson. this is we know that there also other cases of people maybe not as prominent remaiain in custo. and for them also we hope that there will be fast and constitutional judicial proceedings. shot this guy. jim is also speaking though from all we can cross now to our correspondent david o'brien in istanbul. a thank you so much for joining us david the german newspaper for whom the usual what to do you has a is celebrating
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that news. we understand that he is on his way home was that isis. yeah that's a soon to be the case i was told earlier this evening. i contacted my. that he was intending to leave the country on this arrangement at night. exactly how he's he's one about to jump out of now you say that it's a. jim government languages is interesting because a german officials adds. he denied it. and he sorort of agreements. betweeeen them and anchorage alaska is relates. okay owned it when is this leave. the trial in a legal process because. from what i can understand that this isn't necessarily the end of the road is it. it is not a. detentioion. sign sign that the indictments against him. held by thee courtrts. and d he stayed over at the state insecure if you choose is to return to take a. will face
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trial on that the charges that he will like except. alall sprpreading terrorist propaganda and staring at the shape. of that he could face. a jail sentence a week for eighteen years. add personalities grip failure like you that you choose to return adds just i'm sure all but some so that they know it is not even so. and the anger and but in of course is being testing our relations between. the two countries in in recent months but now all the german citizens as still being held in turkey on tha. but there are other yes as a number of. people who are. attending a seminar by amnesty international. it i think it was about eighteen months ago or a year ago that's ststill beig held a on this is on america and. asteroid i ibeing held imprisoned i'm not sure i should charges against him
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are about as being the. and should be speaking to you last. okay what to see how. developments on full with regard to the other journalists still being held back in. a ticket and he very much needed a bone in his novel facts about. us president donald trump is that a heading to florida to meet survivors and family members of the victims of wednesday's mass shooting which type allies of seventeen people. a high school in parkland. hospital services are being held day amongst those laid to rest one of the youngest victims fourteen year old lisa. i'll have that for life television her mother demanded that president trump take action. of his paul the residents is the root cause of such mass shootings. is a crisis of mental health for gun controls unlocks the solution. if this was america's worst school shooting massacre since the sandy hook shooting which was six years ago reforms students all the school the same school in
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north miami nineteen year old nicholas cruise. has now confessed to carry out a massacre. see what you authorities who already elicited teenagers iraqi behavior didn't acts to prevent this tragedy pharmaceuticals james rainey has more. is that i find probable cause for to find a nineteen year old who's confessed to coming out in a mass shooting is a florida high school. being cold sneakers who's spoken confirmed his name before being johnson seventeen counts of premeditated murder. with use braille will stay in jail until his next court appearance. his defense team may argue mental illness saying he's on suicide watch. energy agency is still reeling from the death of his adoptive parents. for of the possibility of autism that we've been hearing about. is brain of element in all the the trauma isn't organisers recorord time. expelled from schoolast year's students often complained about cruises
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rising behavior school authorities went as follows a warm teaches by email is conduct. they banned him from carrying a backpack on campus of the was found carrying. bank this is beyond if you sign. of warning about the former students online posts a coleman football team made by. eugene says he wants to become a professional schoo. yeah conducted that is refuse. checks. was unable to further identify. the person who actually made the comment. crews many still legally blind in a on eighteen assault rifle they he suspected of using in the schools a. every now. information is that any. instances reduce inappropriate behavior. wednesday's killing spree is as deadly u. s. school shshooting s since twenty t.
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could face the death penalty if convicted. this the your sector state rex tillerson has been holding talks in ankara with his turkish counterpart. minutes it comes over the addressing a recent spike in tensions initiative both countries operations in syria both leaders agreed to set up working groups aimed at finding out the key issues testing the rations between this you may have eyes. speaking their the texas capital for the sins of the days of the u. s. doing one thing in syria and turkey doing and all that. must come to an end. what makes is the? right solution arrive after. church border. re a users like why are nato allies for the says it has security concerns. as actor and. we all over his show restraint that is operation to minimize the we have a uses of those. more actions of wrestling cajuns in that area.
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the researchers state rex doesn't speaking the in ankara. the executive director of the british charity oxfam says she's a point she's appointing an independent commission to investigate a series of allegations that employees use prostitutes in haiti. in the often off two thousand tonne of quake will you can is a minister has already warned that if the charge doesn't come clean it risks losing tens of millions of euros. in government funding. choking and now determination from oaks on suburban sexual misconduct from happening again as the organization's international director told from twenty four. we are putting in place an independent global. commission. that we look into our culture on el practices and give us recommendations include around to tell do not recognize asian and what others in this sector. to stem the standards that will help to stop. predate has moving from one organization
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to another. moreover trickling so for the million dollar budget boost the scene that handles prevention in cases of sex abuse. global database that will help of passing when it comes to taking on use of. that may should help of cases like that as a burden but how of iron the full also unofficial and country iraq to haiti the sense of the twenty eleven piece of asians. he was allowed to resign at the time of an internal investigation. and move to another a group that came out fighting to preserve his reputation on thursday i'm not a saint on a man a flesh and blood an of made mistakes. not deeply ashamed. but how of iran insists scenery the papers that you still carry out humanitarian work in exchange for sexual favors. but beyond outside much of the a. sector is still reading from the scandal critics say ngos need to prove that good intentions this week doctors without borders declared handle twenty four cases of sex abuse lost year. on charges here in france are peeling city council of
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state to express their opposition to a government memorandum. which could result in checks being carried out of people emergency shelters. they say the such document checks would target those you don't actually have documents. death will be an infringement of the rights or civil suit schrager tells mall. it's called a couple memorandum of differences in syria ministers euro cologne and could see local authorities allowed into emergency shelters to identify the people living that as part of the government's proposed bill on asylum and immigration. however many of from his home this include migrants and asylum seekers from abroad. he could find themselves on the increased scrutiny. for charities it's nothing short of a way systems around undocumented migrants. shot down so the explore mood on the x. both of the local law for them to do this and. . this text is an attack on the basic rights of the homeless. who are often migrants were living in the centers? the memo is
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also an attack on basic freedoms. since they carry out checks on people i in homeless shelters you have to send through individual information on people. yes authorize administrative teams to answer. bush offers a home which is protected also the other most on the scene. what is he? that's the for the issue the emergency shelters make no distinction between he uses them. anyone in need can be taken in affording them that basic protection. the french authorities are it's a matter of simple identification adding people to the right places. a means to relieve the strain on the stretch network shows is. what's more the government has president on its side. is the ruling states that failed asylum seekers don't necessarily have the right to resign it emergency shelters. leading charity scrambling to shore up the defense before the government presents its final battle next week. most of the developing story from the united states
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federal prosecutors analysis the short while ago the thirteen russians and three russian entities. have been charged is that possible is being described as an elaborate plot to meddle in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election. was charges arise from the investigation being carried out by the special counsel robert mugabe. and those charge that accused of using fake social media postings as well as advertisements to sway political opinion during the race two donald trump. has three kids and we charges on those direct allegations of father there was indeed. illegal russian meddling in the election on moscow is going to charges. of suds. for more we're joined now by us legal analyst and former us federal prosecutor eric listen who joins us. from dc thank you so much for speaking to us. how significant all these? indictments nearly. well it clearly on their faces seem quitee significat because this lays out in the most detail and most
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comprehensive and most easy to understand fashion yet. the extent of the. involvement by the russian government. in by russian agents into interfering in the u. s. presidential election and it makes clear that the united states deparartment o of jue that is prepared to go to court. in the united states and lay this all out under the. evidentntiary rules of tril if i it ever g got that fare defense would have to be apprehended and. it brought to justice but it would allow the defense to mount a full defense to it and really expose it if it was in any way ann accurate but there's an a an inordinate amount of detail here. and it also shows that this was a very targeted russian effort which had the goal of advancing the donald trump campaign to victory. anand. it will operate on many fronts through many individuals and their work and actions with the campaign so this this is all
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quite significant. that the that this is being laid out in this detail here in a manner which indicates that the us government itself the united states department of justice. is prepared to lay out publicly in court the extent of its evidence detailing these ties. yeah let's be clear at this stage there is no mention is that just all of us on this that any. for improper coordination between the trump campaign theme and the crime is that that's not in a does not listed amongst the charges. but there is no deliberates. the. it charges of that. that are laid out there and in fact. the deputy attorney general rob rosenstein seem to go quite a bit out of his way to emphasize that that particular points. that there wasn't however. the when we look at the indictment itself we see
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clearly that there weren't these ties the the question might be one of intense. solely on the part of the american recipients of t the efforts clearly the russians were. in gauging in a multi faceted sophisticated campaign which had the seats at its very core so it iss quitee plaususible are posse at l least. that the job people at ththe other e ende just on waiting dupes of this russian manipulation and that would be. the way to technhnically support. witnessed roses t the saiad and clearly what would be the preferred position of mr trump and his supporters. now these. indictments say come pretty directly that a from the office of special counsel robert mula. do you think it's likely that for considering hasn't wrapped up his investigation by any means is intact three just getting started. the bell the mole indictments to calm how
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likely is out. it's quite likely we don't know for sure so to a certain extent we're only speculating but there seems to be a tremendous amount of evidence gathering intelligence gathering going on. a tremendous amount of coordination between intelligence agencies and mr mahler's efforts so. and i would it with him to search our only has three a guess what we have to say it's more likely than not that there is more where this came from. and even though at this point these indictments are or. can be categorized more under the willing idiots sort of theory are useful idiots excuse me not willing useful idiots sort of theory that fits into the russian. sort covert operations scheme it is not far fetched as a based on what we do know already that certain individuals within the trump campaign later on. could be charged more directly we have no way of knowing for
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certain but it could not be a surprise if that happens. okay thank you so much us legal analyst. it's always great to when she thank you so much is because they're on france24. model. let's get a check now this oprah business news stories and i'i'm joined by i get rl high there and kim that stall with some really good news for the french comic ahead of. that's right ono has reported its highest ever profits and sales last year selling nearly three point seven six million car. that's natalie thanks to surging demand in europe under the leadership of ceo carlos ghosn. nonow the back of those results renault's board announced that they are renewing gone contract for another four years. but ththere's a catch them he hs the story. it's the company's best sales year in its one hundred and eighteen year long history. renault broke records in that earnings and sales last year. the french karzai's profits rose to five billion euros in twenty seventeen. a fifty
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percent increase from twenty sixteen. and it sales by volume rose by eight point five percent reaching three point seven six million vehicles. the rising sales are due both to the integration of the russian round lotta internos accounts. and to ceo carlos ghosn's management decision. that is you elusive unknown to the success of right now is we the success of cobblestones business model which is focused o on providing access to the product. was many consumers as possible. something that few people dead to try that was. it's a great success. positive geographic expansion which will bring morere success in the futur. as well as healthy management focus on a long time. but the good news comes with a copy out for the chief executive. of the board renewed his term for another four years his salary will be cut by thirty percent. at the request of the french government which owns a fifty percent stake in a car company jeez how long. items the gone very clearly that
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we could not vote for a leader had such high earnings. and if you want to stay to vote for his contract to be put on. the salary had to be decrease the muzak. despite the renewal of his contract. is gradually preparing his departure. name's terry boulder a chief operating officer positioning him as is most likely successor. learn as shares were up more than two percent at close here in europe. a broader look at the markets after treating up through today us markets to downturn just as prosecutors indicted thirteen russians in the election probe. but we have seen a rebound from that drop with the dow jones and s. and p. five hundred. both up about three times a percent and the nasdaq flat stocks are still heading for their six straight day of gains. markets broke a three week losing streak as global investors seem more optimistic after last week's sharp drop into correction territory. curses cantons leading the games at
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friday's close up more than one point one percent for the session. tunisia has named my one and a sea as its new central bank governor. after judy i have he resigned on wednesday. this is following the european union's move to put you need on the list of not even nations leads to pose a risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. at i see is a former world bank official. now faces the challenge of running back both tunisia and the world's first. the situation is complicated but it's not hopeless. we can get through this when we first need to change our mindset. we need to make a one hundred and eighty degree turn if we are to eventually come up with potential solutions. time now for some other headlines that were falling for you this hour. over is taking you measures to improve safety as a fight to get back it's london opererating license. company says it will report crimes
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directly to the police set of leading up to the writers to do so. will also review all previous complaints against it and set up a hotline for future incident. this comes after london transport regulator unveiled its own safety rules on thursday. the beverage giant coca col. organic sales despite the fact that people around the world her drinking last sod. posted six percent reading growth for the last three months twenty seventeen. by strong sales in water tea and coffee. new packaging flavors for diet coke last month it is has to boost interest and s. russia's central bank says hackers have still at about three hundred and forty million rubles or four point eight million euros cyber attacks last year. one should attack on swift popular international payments messaging system. they don't think the word friends request. now on chinese new year pork is the dish of choice for many chinese families china
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is both the biggest consumer and producer pork in the world's. but the industry's notoriously inefficient now farmers are steering away from the traditional small scale that is to metal forms in the country's north. using all the latest technology long after there has the story. this massive pig farms getting ready to produce its first batch of piglets. an unusual sight in china were raising pigs is usually a family business. the owners of this industrial steel pick factory hope to have produced twenty thousand tons of pork. by the end of the year. withth large scale farming profits can only go up. she's will be greater because we reduce the costs in resources. china is the world's biggest producer and consumer of pork meats. yet it's big industry is notoriously inefficient. but that has begun to change since two thousand sixteen chinese companies have invested over ten billion euros to modernize the
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sector. ditching family farms for larger scalale operations. then usingng selective breeding methods imported from the west. germany has about last year funding from the u. s. first in the u. s. model intensive costa high and south cabbages station crates. the space repair is very small which increases efficiency. chinese tech giants ali baba is also working on ways to enhance pork production. with artificial intelligenc. is developing a program that builds a detailed profile of each animal using information such as weight age food intake and exercis. the company claims the system will lead sells the rear three additional offspring a year. and reduce the death rates by three percent on average. but modernizing china's take industry may take sometime. more than half of the country seven million eggs still come from family farm. finally for me employees
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just finished moving into apple's new headquarters in california this year. the donut shaped building is filled with lots of modern metal accents o of course glass doors and walls. but pretty hurts and that is something manyy apple employees quickly learn multltiple workers have inje themselves by walking into the glass doors. all emergency services to pass. to solve thiss problem some emplployees started sticking hosted smart where the walls are. there reportedly removed because they didn't joke buiuildings modern n d. actutually has a law reqequg companies to prprect workers frfrom running into the gla. apple. this law he could face heav. why have every? position it'll be a pretty comfortable headquarters the employees. but for those glass walls. was of the we have journalists as well that i keep very much need some and given the way today's asian all business. back and
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