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brent: this is "dw news," live from berlin. with time running out for britain and europe to reach a deal on brexit, the solution for now, kicking the brexit can down the road. european leaders a are meeting n brussels for another go for meeting an agreement for britain to leave the eu. we'll go live to brussels for more. also, a massacre in crimea. a teenager reportedly shot and
killed at least 19 of his fellow college stutudents, injured dozs more, and then turned the gun on himself. more gruesome details about how saudi journalist jamal khashoggi died inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. turkish police say they have more evidence pointing towards the saudi royal family. and dw takes you inside what was once the capital of so-called islamic state. the city of rocket was liberated from i.s. occupationn one year ago. tonight we report on the u.s. willing and unwilling to help rebuild the city is coalition airstrikes largely destroyed. ♪ brent: i'm brent goff. it's good to have you with us.
they tried again, and again they failed. european union leaders are meeting in brussels tonight. they had hoped to break the deadlock for a deal for britaian to withdraw from the european union. shortly befofore the summit gern chancellor angela merkel said she was optimistic a deal could be done. britain's prime minister theresa may told most reporters the issues have been resolved, although differences remain over issues about the northern island border backstop. both sides say they want to make sure there will be no physical border between northern ireland which is part of britain, and the irish republic brexit once his history. -- once brexitit is history. >> what we have seen is that we have solved most of the issues in the withdrawal agreement. there is still a question of the northern irish backstop, but everyone on the table wants to get a deal and by working intensely and closely, we can achieve that deal. i believe a deal is achievable
and now is the time to make it happen. brent: on the european side, the leaders said there is a willingness to strike a deal with britain but there is a long way to go. >> brexit must be for everyone and all the issues, including the island of ireland. we need much more time. we cannot do the work -- >> we want good relations with the u.k. we would like the exit deal to be ready. it is only 90% done and there is work ahead of us. i am approaching it in the
spirit of doing everything to reach a deal. that would be better for everyone. brent: that was the german chancellor speaking. let's take the story to brussels. our correspondent max hofmann is covering the summit for us. she said we need more time. that is the take away tonight. everyone seems to be in agreement that they simply need more time to work on a brexit deal. are they simply kicking the brexit can down the road? max: i think they are not just kicking it, they are trying to solve some issues. it appears they have come as far as they can technically. last weekend it seems like we had all the elements for a deal at hand. brussels was really feeling the deal could be concluded at the summit until it became clear theresa may would be unable to sell it back home in the u.k. the line has shifted.
it is no longer between the eu and ththe u.k., it is with the u.k. the real question is what can thereresa may sell at home? it is going to be a very, very hard sell for her. one strategy might be to build up as much pressure as possible and in the end have theresa may present which he has achieved in the eu and then asks everybody, are you really going to vote this down or not. brent: when will that happened? you and i, we have covered many of these summits. many saying this is a crucial summit for brexit, this is a make or break summit. how many more of these will there be? max: on the topic of brexit, the number will not be very good. but the thing is they need to finalize a deal. i'm not going to say november,
because some say december will leave enough time. some even say january might bebe enough. but the essence is the united kingdom will leave the european union on the 29th of march, 2019 . so they need to find something way beforere that. my guess is they need to find something at the latest at the end of december, beginning of january. brent: was there any sign tonight that the european council president is willing to announce that there will be another summit? because there has been a matter of contention whether or not they set another date for another summit. max: the thing is they all said they think it is still possible to reach an agreement, and that they were all ready to continue the negotiations. so it is hard to imagine donald tusk coming out saying we are
all willing to talk, but we are not having the summit in november. so most likely the summit will take place. the question is what will it be about. will it be a finalize deal with the u.k., or will it be to talk about a no deal scenario on the eu s side and what to do? by the way, those contingency planning's have begun. one part of the evening here tonight, as we speak at the moment, is the commission presenting its plnans to the leaders for a no deal scenario. that is probably taking up more time at the moment that what concessions they can still make. the feeling here is the eu has done what it can to reach a deal. now it is up to the u.k. brent: and the probability of a no deal brexit is stronger than it is ever been. max, as always, thank you. javier is here now.
businesses, companies are watching this and uncertainty abounds and they do not like that. javier: and they are very worried because they cannot plan ahead. question after question still needs to be answered. for business owners the confusion means they are losing money. that is why people are gegegegeo just how the european union works, you can head to monahan in ireland. silver hill farms, a piece of living your. these docs hatch -- ducks hatch in part of the u.k., then they are brought to ireland to be slaughtered, then in northern ireland they are packed for delivery. >> every duck passes the border many times over the life. a lot of business relies on free
access. this was a top area. no one wants to go back to that. reporter: it is not something loloaded wants to return to. the border between the republic and a north remains a huge point of contention in brexit negotiations. feathers are getting ruffled, partrtly because the u.k. is divivided on the i issuef brexe, and the complexion of negotiations are little understood. >> we don't knowow what is happening. one day they say that, one day they sayay that. >> brexit is so confusing. nobody knows what is going on. can someone explain brexit to me? > reporter: just as mystifying, ducks are labeled as london ducks. >> they only feed 60% of the population. 40% has to be imported. the price will be increased by 30%.
that will have a massive impact on their economy and people's ability to buy food. reporter: britain had better gets all its ducks in a row before march 29. javier: see you later with more business news. brent: at least 19 people have been killed and dozens injured in a shooting in russian annexed crimea. russian authorities say an 18-year-old student shot his fellow students and then killed himself. reporter: the drama unfolded at around noon with what sounded like an explosion. conflicting reports followed. some spoke of a bobombing, fuelg suspicions of a terror attack on the crimean college. by the end of the afternoon it had become clear the victims had been shot. >> the identity of the young man who arrived at the college
shortly before the incident has quickly beenen established.. judging from the v video recordings, he was holding a rifle. he had been identified as an 18-year-old college student. his body wasas found with a gunshot wound in one of the roomominside thehe college. reporter: russian television has released images caught on cctv of the attacker at the college in russian annexed crimea. witnesses described a scene of carnage. >> i saw people without legs or arms. >> there were many bodies. children's bodies. repoporter: the russssian-backed crimean leader visited the college. in moscow, russian president vladimir putin offered his support. >> i want to express my condolences to the relatives of those who died and hope the injured will recover as soon as
possible. reportrter: with the investititn ongogoing, three d days of mourg have been declared in crimea. brent: here's a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. the world health organization has warned the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo could worsen dramatically. the w.h.h.o. stopped short of declaring an official public health emergency, but there is a danger that the possibly fatal disease could spread to neighboring countries. protesters trying to stop women from entering one of india's most sacred hindu sites have been forcefully moved by police. the country's top court has ruled that the temple in the southern part of the country mumust allow women of all ages o enter. but traditionalists, including some women, are opposed to the decision. israel has conducted 20 air strikes on gaza and closed its
border witith the paleststinian territitory after a a rocket fid from gaza struck a house in southern israel early wednesday. isisrael blames hamas, which goveverns in gaza, for the rocot attack. the militant group denies responsibility. the investigation into the disappearance of a saudi journalist has widened as turkish police entered the residence of the saudi consul in istanbul. they are looking for clues in what they say is the murder of "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi. the reresidence e is just two kikilometers frorom the consulae wherere the saudidi writeter vad while tryingng to pick up papaperwork to get married. meanwhile in a ankara, u.s. secretary ofof state mike e pomo met wiwith turkish p president p tayyip e erdogan for talks about the disappearance of the journalist. our correspondent dorian jones
is in istanbul. good evening to you. turkish investors have entered the saudi consul residence. they were reportedly looking for remains of the journalist's bobody. dorian: that is one of the objectives of this operation. what we understand is from sources linked to the investigation they have already uncovered what they claim is forensic evidence similar to what was recovered at the saudi consulate confirmrms their suspicions that khashoggi was indeed murder. following these discoveries they went back to the saudi consulate building to follow up with a second investigation, possibly's searching the same place for forensic evidence. they appear to be making progress and further searches of both buildings are expected in the coming days. brent: more gruesome details
emerged today about how mr. khashoggi died. what did we learn today? dorian: yeah,h, thisas from a newswspaper link to v very closl with the turkikish governmenent. they p published what t they sas a story taken from audio recordings takaken in the last hours of khashoggi's detenenon at the saudi consulatete. they claimim it recocorded him g brutally tortured. onee part o of the newewaper articlcle suggested he had his fifingers cut o off. subsequently he died, and his body was then dismembered. they say also apparently during those brutal events, thehe saudi consul general was present as well as a number of other figures linked toto a so-called saudi hit team that arrrrived te same day. i haveve totress, turkeke claims
they have other audio and videdo recordingsgs f severalal days after r khashoggi disapappeared, none of emem have a. . prpresident dodonald trump appps to be losing patitience today. we will see whether turkey can deliver them. brent: talking about turkish authorities searching the residence of the consul general istanbul. what have we heard about the consul general? he left turkey in a kerry yesterday. what happened -- in a cururry yesterery. when that -- in a hurry yesterday. what happened? dorian: he left just as investigators started d searchig his home he is very much a persrson of interest. there are reports of him being present during this alleged interrogation and murder of khashoggi, and it has made him a key person of interest. there have been unconfirmed reports he has even been removed from his position back in
riyadh. but certainly he is a key person, as is the bodyguard of the crown prince. he, too, has also been identified as a popoible ringngleader of this opeperatio. there are calls for diplomatic immunity to be lifted or anyone involved in the disappearance of the saudi journalist. brent: dorian jones on the story for us tonight in assemble. -- in istanbul. the islamic state jihadist group was driven out of it self-declared capital in syria one year ago. militias fought them on the ground as planes bombed them from the air. the fight for the city of raqqa lasted four months and saw thousands killed. the city is now free of i.s., but it lies in ruins. dw's reporters went there with the u.s. army to look at what
the united states is willing and not willing to do to help the city recover. reporter: he is happy to see us in his classroom. it is a place of safety where he can finanally learn and play wih other children. it is a year since he lost his hand. he and his friends found a fridge which had a booby-trap inside. >> we were playing with it and it exploded. two children next to me died and an old man was badly hurt. i was too, by a priest of shrapnel. -- a piece of shrapnel. two of my friends died. reporter: this classes for particular needs of disabled and traumatized children. she was not allowed to work at all when the i.s. were in charge. all she saysys about that time s that it was hard for everyone. >> we noticed the children
freeze up whenever they hear shots and explosions, which are still frequent here. they completely unsettle them. reporter: the united states fronts the class. we are on a trip organized by the u.s. army and state department. they want to show us what has been achieved since the victory over i.s. in raqqa and they want to encourage more countries to fund the stabilization of the city. the security measures during our visit here in raqqa are very tight. there have been several terror attacks over the past months, and there are still i.s. sleeper cells operating in the city. the fight against the so-called islamic state in raqqa, which included u.s. airstrikes, deststroyed more than 70% of the cityty. there's not much left. barely any hospitals, homes, or
anywhere to live. but people are slowly coming back. >> we really need work. if you don't have work you cannot eat or drink. work is the most important thing. reporter: luckily some schools are opening again and we registered our children. >> my daughter was not allowed to study under i.s.. she is still allowed to study. reporter: the u.s. has been giving what it calls stabilization aid to raqqa. that means clearing mines and rubble, repairing buildings, and supporting local people. but it does not mean large-scale reconstructionon. >> the u.s. has said in terms of rebuilding, that cannot begin until we hahave irreversisible progress t towards a politicic solution through the genevaa process. so thahat is whahat we're lookig towards. irreversible progress on the political front. reporter: the future of syria is
being negotiated far away in geneva. but the u.n.-sponnsored talks there have stalled. be longer reconstruction takes to begin, the greater the danger that i.s. might regain support among the people. the help is welcome, but it is enough. meeting with the u.s. representative, the council events of their frustration. they have heard that u.s. president donald trump cut about $2$200 million from syria's stabilization aid. >> those who destroyed the city's and rebuild it. -- city should rebuild it. they promised they would help us. reporter: for now, it is projects like this that the council is focusing on. repairing raqqa's infamous stadium.
the foreman tells us islamic state terrorists carried out mass executions here, and that they tortured hundreds of civilians in these sellers. -- cellars. >> i hope the stadium will be full again one day and we can place in -- play sports here again. reporter: the first football games are due to take place in a couple weeks. they could be a brief respite from the ruins of raqqa. brent: our correspondent will be with me later to talk more about raqqa, one year after the liberation. javier: we do have to take a look at the numbers to put you up to speed. we start with netflix. the company beat investor expectations to add nearly 7 million new subscribers in the last quarter. they reported profit more than
tripled from one year ago, and revenues remain strong. netflix has invested heavily in original programming, but investigators -- investors have worried about figures keeping pace. stock was boosted more than 4%. over to our new york financial correspondent jens korte. well, it seems like netflix to do to tv what amazon did to retail. is that right? jens: well, i mean in a certain sense yes, but then again there is also some competition. amazon, the company you just named, is also into the streaming business, or on-demand programming. but yes, almost every second household in the u.s. has a subscription of netflix, so that is quite an impressive number. the big question is what is going to happen when we look further down the line.
in the past, for example, studios like walt disney or warner bros. actually sold their content to netflix, but now disney, or at&t, the parent company of warner bros., they are building their own services for competition. but so far, investors were thrilled by those numbers. the stock by netflix even before he got the quarterly results has been up so far this year bite -- by 8%. javier: it is going to get stressful, but then maybe it is a good idea to go to canada as they legalize marijuana. why are shares in a downgrade as we see this happen? jens: if you look what happened in the past couple of weeks, it was a huge rally with the few cannabis players on wall street, those companies tripled in the
past couple weeks. for once you could say, well, on the rumor, but we also have to see global growth. canada is only the second country on the planet that also allows recreational use of cannabis, at least on a federal level. one big market for sure will be the u.s. market, but it is not very likely at this point, even if there is more and more support from business here in the u.s. it means a lot of tech dollars. to really get the industry going it would probably need other countries to follow what canada did here on wednesday. javier: jens, thank you very much for the analysis. now for something for all you minimalists. japanese telecom provider ntt is
producing a stripped-down smartphone that is so small it can fit in your wallet. its main function is to make phone calls or send text messages. you cannot watch movies or play games on it. it is certainly easy to carry, weighing only one third of a regular smartphone. they say more and more customers are looking for smaller smartphones. and i just know what to get brent for his birthday. brent: i wonder if the bill is smaller, too. the head of usa gymnastics has quit after just four days on the job. mary says she was forced to resign because of personal attacks against her. she was criticized for her opposition to a recent nike sportswear advertisement that featured former nfl player in civivil rightsts campaigner coln kaepernick. usa gymnastics has been rocked by former team dr. larry nassar being convicted of sexually abusing athletes.
her previous role in a law firm in the case also angered gymnasts. here's a reminder of the top story. top eu leaders say they need more time to hammer out a deal on britain leaving the european union. key issues remain unresolved, inincluding ththe statusf f the rthern i irish bordeder. you're watching "dw news." after a short break i will be back to take you through the day. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]