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for structuring. the story we told you. this is deja news live from our lead and calls for restraint from world leaders as israel and iran wear off after israel's deadly raid on iranian targets in syria all eyes are now on any possible new military activity israel says it has drawn a red line and will not back down. also coming up hundreds of thousands of children
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in the democratic republic of congo are at risk of starvation the u.n. says that conflict between rebel forces and government troops is to blame and says help is needed fast to save the children's lives plus your vote for exact full of. the indians indian state of karnataka goes to the polls this weekend to w. shines a light on some common ballot buying practices and one candidates attempt to stop a little corruption. welcome to the program thank you so much for joining us. iran's foreign ministry is condemning israel's attack on iranian targets inside of syria the first official reaction to the attack came from the ministry spokesperson who called them quote a blatant violation of the country's sovereignty that were conducted on quote
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fabricated and baseless excuses. now israel struck dozens of iranian targets inside of syria in retaliation for a rocket barrage on israeli positions in the golan heights israel's government for its part is blaming a rani and forces inside of syria and has accused tehran of crossing a red line there have been growing international calls for restraint. on its way to destroy and defense system this slowdown fit freddy's by israel's defense force shows one of a barrel of strikes on iranian military sites in syria israel's prime minister gave the justification. of iran has crossed a red line our response was appropriate our army has carried out a large scale attack on iranian targets in syria we are engaged in
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a long term conflict and our policy is clear we will not allow iran to establish a military presence in syria. israel says that strikes will retaliate for a rocket attack on territory it occupies in the golan heights according to israel iranian militants fired the rockets from syria but none of them reach that target. if so this would be the most serious direct military confrontation between israel and iran and syria. europe russia the u.s. and the u.n. a calling for restraint. he's getting it's getting more done there's a risk of escalation and growing tensions we must avoid that that's what i told the really in president rouhani and i'll pass on that message to prime minister netanyahu and president putin green statements in recent days seems to share the goal of stability and avoiding escalation study the. tensions remain high on the golan heights the israeli army has sent reinforcements
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to its northern border. and for more now let's bring in a journalist and a visiting scholar at the center for middle east strategic studies he is running us from tehran welcome to you and i'd like to begin first by asking you because israel says it's measures are retaliate retaliatory following what it calls an iranian attack and that particular incident it has been described as a new escalation bring us up to date on what iran's position is. you know monument in our faces foreign policy foreign minister spokesman most of us i mean that this issue. on believes that this has been done not by run ins by syrian army in the syria and according to the reports it seems that the israelis initiated their reports at the attacks against syria and
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within minutes the syrian army reacted by artillery strikes against high. with and. syrian army is thought to fire rockets again at golan heights and iran believes that this has been done by sunni an army the foreign ministry spokesman said that those claims why israeli officials are fabricated and base taste claims and the syrian army and government has its own those it commits right to defend its sovereignty of its country its ok so it says that it believes that these rockets that were fired and golan heights originated from here but i mean just correct me if i'm wrong we haven't had any official confirmation or denial from tehran on whether iranian forces indeed fire these rockets have we. we don't have any official comments or statements from iranian officials that iran has done so but iran foreign ministry spokesman comments
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imply that those responses were done by syrian army. ok you don't want broadly speaking experts here and they say that iran that israel that they have been fighting each other basically in the shadows in syria through proxies for example how big is the risk that we are now entering a new a more direct phase in this conflict. i think the situation in the region specifically when it comes to syria. and in the aftermath of the bestowal of the united states from the next day and i think israelis are taking advantage of this situation and i'm not thinking this as a coincidence that they have started to strike syria right after the united states withdrawal from the nuclear deal and in fact it was not the first time by the in
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the last past month we've been seeing that this really is for four times there have been attacking and striking syria and i think this can continue and make this situation warrants in coming days because through being tension to be. in the region and escalating i think israelis as long as their friends like americans or so those in the region want to put more pressure on iran and they want to do this thing you know it and i think this is elation can be very serious not just for iran and the region but it can go beyond the region and can have effects for consequences for europeans as well because whenever we see any conflict or extremism in the region right and afaik other parts of the wall we've seen the wave of immigration from the region towards you which is. because for them i think it's not in the interest of anybody to have the skill as an individual ok so it's your
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view that israel has been in bold into by the us decision with regard to iran and that there is indeed a risk that we could see an escalation we thank you so much for joining us to share that view of us of sunny a journalist and a visiting scholar at the center for middle east strategic studies joining us from tehran we appreciate it. thank you and also a quick check of some other stories that have been making news around the world malaysian politician and former deputy prime minister anwar abraham is them to walk free after spending years in jail that's following the first ever transfer of power there by the new prime minister mahathir mohamad says that they king has told him that anwar would be pardoned the hutch here has also promised to hand on war the prime minister's job when he retires. seven people have been found dead on a remote farm in western australia and what could be the country's worst mass shooting in decades police are calling to the property were called rather to the
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property outside of perth where they found the bodies of four children and three adults they are treating the incident as a murder suicide. it will be the first ever meeting of a sitting u.s. president and a korean leader president donald trump announced in a tweet that he will meet north korea's kim jong un in singapore on june twelfth singapore is in the rare position of having diplomatic relations with both washington and pyongyang plus a track record of hosting sensitive encounters. the banner headline in singapore's newspapers the city state will host one of the highest stakes summits in decades that's certainly pleased locals. use some snap on some. coming and on the sing to the country to see us as a peacemaker. i mean definitely you should because we made it in militias from both sides so i've been heading. for the u.s.
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and china and when you i mean you have been picking up on and off the list. indeed the city state is safe turf for both donald trump and kim jong un for the first ever meeting of a sitting u.s. president and a north korean leader singapore is a strong u.s. ally and its ties to china north korea's greatest supporter i mean kim can feel at home as well. you want this comes after years of threats from north korea and in recent months harsh rhetoric from the u.s. president as well. with fire fury now president trump is raising the stakes counter to usual diplomatic practice with extravagant promises of success we're going to share it's a break even make it right here for the world for the south korea japan china. and he already has something to show for his engagement with north
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korea this week on yang released three hostages to return to the u.s. with great fanfare. for kim jong un an agreement with the u.s. holds the promise of relieving choking sanctions which could lead to economic growth he said he wants to concentrate on modernizing the hermit nation. but analysts say the singapore talks won't be easy for a host of issues must be sorted out not least the thorny task of persuading kim to abandon nuclear weapons and both sides want to come out looking strong. all rights groups including amnesty international are condemning a death sentence handed to a nineteen year old sudanese woman on thursday the woman nora was convicted of stabbing her husband to death as he allegedly raped her she says that she was forced to marry him at the age of sixteen against her will nora supporters and others following the case gathered outside of the court room and or a door in sudan inside
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a judge announced the death penalty for nora after her former husband's family refused to pardon her and rejected financial compensation. and nora's legal team now has about two weeks to appeal the ruling the hash tag justice for nora has been trending online with activists demanding the charges against her be dropped they say that she was acting in self defense now thousands have posted messages and photos in support of nora using that hash tag a sudanese resident who says that she attended yesterday score proceeding tweeted the following i was never sadder than when i saw nora today she walked in with steady feet and a head held high she was a hero a survivor and a voice that dared to refuse oppression now an online petition urging sudanese authorities to intervene in her case is also rapidly gaining signatures close to one hundred thousand people have signed so far. the united nations children's fund has issued
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a warning that hundreds of thousands of children in the democratic republic of congo are at risk of death from starvation unicef says that fast action is needed to provide four hundred thousand children in the province of qazi with food clean water and medical supplies the cause of the shortage is recent fighting between rebel forces and government troops the violence has subsided and the displaced are beginning to return home but the recent civil conflict and cost side province has forced hundreds of thousands to the brink of starvation aid workers are fighting an uphill battle to treat malnourished children and prevent the spread of cholera and measles the hospitals that survive the conflict are overwhelmed. i'm actually very shocked by. what i heard. i visited several hospitals where children were treated for complication of. these children were struggling to
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survive and they came back to the same tree days later within three days. i saw that she. had died and that. the right children that. condition. reached. the fighting made food scarce in some areas farmers have not been able to plant crops for three seasons the conflict also stopped the flow of basic supplies across the nearby angola border. as the province waits for crops and trade to return to challenge aid groups are facing is enormous. unicef has only received a quarter of the ninety million it says it needs to provide assistance. in the meantime to the children of course i food is a precious commodity. call for urgent help there for some of the world's most vulnerable and. change gears here now and we're talking about trade on if you like
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also a call for help on a different level of course arab and european trade negotiators are scrambling right now to work out a new trade arrangement with the united states to avert a hike on steel and export tariffs after the current temporary exceptions expires at the end of this month steel prices for some u.s. customers have already jumped by nine percent just in anticipation of the tariffs and things could get much worse food processors say for example the price of a standard fifteen ounce of metal can will jump from seventeen cents to twenty one cents under the new u.s. tariff scheme the price of a smaller ten ounce can will rise from fourteen cents to seventeen cents and those price hikes applied to the twenty four billion cans the u.s. uses annually will create an estimated seven hundred twenty million dollars in additional costs that producers and consumers must pay america's middle can
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industry wants the tariffs cancelled because it believes higher prices will hit lower income families who buy disproportionately more canned food. seven hundred million comes for tomato use peaches and pads that's what the agricultural co-operative pacific coast produces expects to use this year. the price of steel has risen by nine percent since donald trump announced his plans for twenty five percent tariffs on steel imports from china. cans are significant component of our costs and if you look at just the canned component this fiscal year. that increase and cancel probably be about fourteen to eighteen million dollars to give you a reference our earnings this year are going to be twenty four million so we have a lot to manage next year with this cost increases. this co-operative in california delivers concrete to the big american supermarket chains which of full steam raise
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that prices baltimore the customer the consumer will see some of this impact it's our job along that supply chain to mitigate that through internal cost initiatives innovation and that's our job i understand that. challenges like this especially in the run plan our challenges. around one hundred and seventy foam as well for the co-operative. one of them is frank miller many grays tomatoes. farmers get a double whammy because of our products are going to be subject to tariffs where there were shipping worldwide and just done a really amazing job of moving our products worldwide but also we're subject to the him puts we buy the come from other countries were subject to paying higher prices for them so we get it on both hands and that's what's really frustrating. china has retaliated with tariffs on u.s. imports of agricultural products the american public could be the ones footing the bill for trump's trade war with china. while europe only just begun to digest u.s.
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president donald trump's retreat from the iran deal together with the announcement of new sanctions against iran germany in particular tries to keep its cool cool in frankfurt because german economics minister peter said today that he doesn't see any reason to change germany's very special export guarantee scheme for iran that sounds confident and doesn't have to worry about that. and no he does not or one thousand we have to remember that hairless this was this this deal that was originally introduced in nine hundred forty nine for cases where firms could find no private insurance has become a pilau of germany's export industry today hermas guarantees x quarters to cover themselves against economic risk and also political risk in the radio interview earlier he stated that there's no reason to change the how he calls
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a very valuable tear machine he also pointed out that germany is just starting now a conversation how negative consequences also for jobs in germany could be avoided and let me tell you there is a lot at stake also for european companies arab assigned december two thousand and sixteen deal to supply you ran a one hundred airplanes worth of nineteen billion u.s. dollars so far it has only delivered three the first new aircraft acquired by iran in twenty three years and of course the us also said that anyone who continues to support iran would also be sanctioned and that could affect german companies doing business in iran how it's been going to protect those companies. both thing is they can't really do a lot of course they can provide a legal assistance that he was also saying that earlier but just today again the u.s. ambassador to germany said in an interview that he does not see possible sanctions on european companies doing business with iran as a turn
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a listen he also made it and very clear and said that every see old who would consider doing business with iran should say openly in public that they would consider doing business with the how he calls the regime so there is a lot of pressure for those companies at the moment monica right study group in frankfurt thank you so much for this. shares in cloud storage company dropbox have soared around fifty percent since its stock market launched seven weeks ago and it didn't disappoint vest earth in its first financial reports since it went public revenue was up twenty eight percent from last year hitting three hundred sixteen million dollars beating analysts forecasts the company said the strong figures were thanks to growth of one quarter in its paid subscriber base but shares declined on the news. of the deaths of two women who were crushed in a stampede at
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a border crossing has brought to light a darker side of morocco's trade relationship with spain most of morocco's imports come by way of spain and some make the thirty kilometer crossing from the spanish port of cirrus to the spanish enclave of say uter on maracas northern coast they are then transported through customs into morocco and some importers take advantage of a loophole to avoid paying customs duties namely by having the goods carried literally and its morocco's most vulnerable women who pay the price. every pace is a struggle hand to hand battle with burdens weighing up to one hundred kilos these moroccan women work as mules moving merchandise across the border from the spanish enclave of seawater into morocco. all this to get fifteen euros per trip the taxi to the border cost four euros before we even start how are we supposed to eat.
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legal commerce across the border between spain and morocco or tax evasion goods carried across the border on foot don't attract import duties depending on what they carry these women earn between ten and twenty five euros a load. the traders well organized by wholesalers who make a generous margin. for general medical gain a bit annoyed that the moroccan state gives nothing to women what do you want that they go into prostitution no they come here they transport a packet and then they can feed their children or i don't recall that out she was a mother and her blind daughter it's handicapped women the elderly single mothers or widows morocco's most vulnerable women who do this heavy work for. a few weeks ago two women were killed in a stampede crushed by the weight of the bundles now spanish authorities have
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imposed stricter regulations on the trade they've demanded that the women use trolleys many say that this has only made the job harder. but these women count themselves lucky to have been able to get over the spanish authorities only allow four thousand porters per day to cross some will have to sleep rough on the spanish side of the border. some will resort to desperate measures to cross undetected with their cargo. also that a few moroccan businessmen can avoid paying import duties. south thank you so much monica we're heading now to india which is about to see a major regional election in the southern state of karnataka where the ruling congress party is facing a strong challenge from prime minister to run john modi's hindu nationalist party the b j p but away from the political action there are major concerns about parties
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trying to buy voters with cash and commodities it's an all too common problem in indian elections and correspondent sonia found the car and she went to karnataka is capital bangalore to find out more. brady is campaigning hard for votes in southern bangle. very much money. the independent candidate is running in state elections on just one issue cleaning up politics. it's a message his supporters have been relentlessly pushing out in the streets for months and. completely connecting with voters during a campaign stop ready is a software engineer turned social activist about modern he's known for fighting against corruption in government offices element among the centerpiece of his bid is the one vote one knows. which urges average people to fund his campaign ready
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says it can raise accountability in elections often tainted by allegations of bribery and vote to manipulation india is in misery right now because of bad politics bad electoral malpractise spend money come to power make more money that is the motto as of now so what we're telling people citizens now if we were powers and rights you are. if you don't give up don't give that but these troops on serves one to the present but this campaign is in stark contrast to the white spread practice of malta by indian elections reports a authorities in karnataka have already seized huge amounts of cash alcohol salaries even pressure cookers aim to sway voters to support certain candidates. most of the handouts adult out in low income neighborhoods. this woman said a major political party came with clothing penned the word the party's
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representatives came and gave saris for all the women they were distributed by local leader we all know very well election times they'll come down as there's a moment of money to the peoples for the meetings and then messing about but. it's an issue that election officials are all too familiar with son is in charge of guaranteeing free and fair elections in karnataka. and raising awareness that offering money for votes is illegal he says his officials have already confiscated more than four hundred sixty million rupees on the early six million euros in cash meant to bribe voters that's four times more than in the previous election at present throughout the state we have got more than two thousand five hundred various types of enforcement flying squads and check those who are checking all types of movement of people and goods. election officials are working closely with the police looking for any suspicious goods that could be used
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to voters. it's a waiting game and they finally seem to have found something a sack full of salaries no one here is authorized to speak on camera. but officials say that a no bill for the salaries that's what raised the alarm. back a try because nobody's campaign. the anticorruption crusader and his supporters a well aware they face huge challenges in reaching the goats. but they remain hopeful. if people reject money politics cash politics and the dynastic politics definitely going to win was. already faces an uphill battle however. old habits die hard. especially in neighborhoods where election season freebies seem more like a way of life. and with that you're up to date on the news i'm sarah kelly and
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