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but there are two thousand and two storage holders are going to be doubling down on . this is d w news live from bergland deadly wildfires in greece a firefighter describing a scene of horror there so they were in groups of three and fool who looked like they were friends and families who are trying to protect themselves. at least seventy four people die as fast moving fires get closer to the capital triggering
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a national emergency to bring you the latest from athens also coming up pakistan deploys troops to polling stations on the eve of national elections but will they protect or intimidate. pakistan's military is accused of trying to influence the election and of attacking press freedom plus more fallout from mesut ozil is resignation from the german national football team the star midfielder has been training with his english league team arsenal as turkey's president ever to want to express this is admiration for the player who we will take a look at those relationships with his sponsors. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us. greece has declared a state of emergency as wildfires fanned by strong winds right. through residential
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areas around the capital athens the official death toll has risen to at least seventy four with almost two hundred injured the government has declared three days of national mourning and asked the european union for assistance. the day after disaster struck in the seaside village of monte. survivors return to their properties to begin the cleanup their homes may be wrecked but still they know they are the lucky ones he says than them and they didn't the fire was just fifty meters away we grabbed our dogs and ran much to you if you but yeah but fire was chasing us whoever managed to leave in time did so the person right behind me when i drove out didn't make it the fire took them and melted him but as it did it put the i get down to yes it was the beginning. in
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other parts of much the emergency workers went about the gruesome task of recovering the remains of those who perished on a bluff above the coast twenty six bodies were found huddled together in the courtyard of a villa. mothers don't carry on they were in groups of three and full of it looked like they were friends and families who are trying to protect themselves . or in the tsunami. it's not yet clear how many more the fast moving fire trapped on monday night authorities expect the death toll to climb further many survivors only found safety by the sea the coast guard and other boats evacuated almost seven hundred people from smoke filled beaches another one thousand survivors and six parties were found floating off the coast. but tuesday in the fires near athens were under control and teams were working to put out the last hot spots but officials warned the new blazes could erupt at any time in the tinder dry terrain. and correspondent yanis public
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dimitrios joins us now on the line from athens where those fires are raging as we mentioned and yet if i'd like to begin by asking you why was it that these fires developed so quickly that people couldn't escape them. probably because i'm to say we had quite unusual weather conditions here in math and that days on the one hand high temperatures above thirty five to forty degrees celsius which is quite normal for the end of july and on the other hand i'm usually strong and predictable so things were steadily changing and very quickly and given those challenging conditions i'd like to ask you how the authorities have been coping because we know for example i mean greece has experienced wildfires before but it sounds like this time around the conditions are different. well it's not an easy cause coping
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with this firstly many regions in greece still don't have a be relevant to do bad things like housing or protection against fire or secondly the fire the bachmann these understaffed and unfortunately in recent years there have been additional cuts the same two essential public services do you do the financial crisis. and on to say there were simply too many flame fronts at the same time to sum up it's a very complex situation to cope with. and of course you know a lot of people questioning asking what has caused the situation on the prime minister alexis tsipras he suggested that some of the blazes that they might have been started by arsonists can you tell us a little bit more about that claim and whether there might be any validity there. well mr burroughs might have a point when you have so many so many frame for all and at the same time so many fires breaking out in a very short period of time some of them just before which means higher planes
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going to operate well then you really do suspect and it's the same story every year but we have to say that so far no one was convicted so far so there remains to be proved. great meanwhile asking the european union for assistance efforts already underway there aren't. yes i think help from the european union is a good idea especially because as i already said they have been cups to public services due to the crisis and many greeks are holding the european union responsible for that though that say the international lenders in general now greece those the movies the e.u. commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management will visit greece and this a good decision missed this day demi has come from cyprus he speaks the language he knows everybody here in athens so i think it's woodstock. young as we heard in the report of that town of monte suffering really the greatest of this tragedy images
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there of families loved ones huddled together that they have recovered those bodies there what is the latest on the situation in that area right now. well it might be a local officials taking over the government has sent over one hundred fifty engineers who are thirteen and inspecting every single house in the region probably the death toll will rise in the next hour there are more than twenty birds from still missing in the town of mighty meanwhile many volunteers are also coming to mark the end to the nearby port city offered after you know they are collecting food and other supplies for those in need and they are also helping the local authorities in order to find the missing person yanis papa dimitri with the very latest on this developing story joining us from athens thank you so much. well now let's get
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a quick check of some other stories making news around the world in laos hundreds of people are missing and several are feared dead after a hydroelectric dam collapsed releasing five billion cubic meters of water it happened in the province of to prove in the country southeast one hundred six thousand people are reported to be homeless after a number of villages flooded. israel has shot down a syrian fighter jet the israeli military says that it fired two surface to air missiles after the plane strayed into its airspace over the israeli occupied golan heights syria disputes this saying that the plane was conducting operations against the hottest in southern syria. and the mayor of this choir as in the mexican state of chihuahua says that the bodies of thirty five men and five women have been discovered most of them are identified all are believed to have died between two thousand and sixteen and two thousand and eighteen mainly of violent causes. has the highest rate of drug trafficking and violence in mexico. concluded among the
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u.k. population increase over what might happen in the event of the country leaving the european union without a concrete deal brags that minister dominic robb has given assurances that there will be adequate supplies of food meanwhile prime minister to resign may has announced that she will personally lead all future negotiations. pakistan is deploying troops to polling stations as it prepares for national elections on wednesday the government says that the soldiers are necessary to ensure that the vote is free and fair but critics say the military is backing former cricketer imran khan for prime minister and that troops are there to boost his chances journalists who report on khan's main rival say that they face intimidation and u.w. correspondent naomi conrad has been speaking to them about. the challenges of covering both sides of the campaign. in pakistan
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second largest city lahore election campaigning is in full swing but behind the scenes many fear strings are being pulled to favor one candidate in run con his party p.t.i. is in a neck and neck race with the pakistani muslim league run by one of the country's most high profile politicians now was sharif sharif angered the country's powerful military with his attempts to improve relations with pakistan's archrival india and rein in the army support of his limits earlier this month he was jailed on corruption charges. and now journalists like this are e.j. little are bearing the brunt of the standoff those who dared to openly criticize the p.t.i. or appear to support now while sharif risk the wrath of the security agencies and the party of the talk about the pm alone if you speak for it in any way rich you
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are supposed to the rear in a very balanced manner to speak for it there's going to be trouble brewing somewhere down the line previously like i said there were there were certain areas you can speak about but it was never about political parties not to do things stand you just kind of reporter the balance mother and here you're out there after that they're after you and this this was really startling to many of the editors but but then of carrying on some of us some of us are really really struggling. many of her colleagues have received intimidating calls and threats on social media and journalists know all too well which stories editors are too afraid to run but on the record few data point their finger. i don't think. well. i'll take the safest route out of this ok. they're human rights international
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human rights organizations and the local human rights organizations have repeatedly called out the military for doing this and the military would mean the intelligence agencies that are associated with the military and. they feel the rights organizations and i'm quoting them i mean quoting them on those that defeated the bill of too much power over the civil demoed government the democratic government the democratic set up and the awful bill this power to get the you know we. thing that serves don't speak more about those. just to be on the safe so in pakistan the generals have always pulled the political strings and dictated the red lines that journalists trust in peril but talk to human rights activists and they agree that the degree of meddling in this election is unprecedented they minutely has a record of in defeating. each and every election that has been held in pakistan
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they have part of. i really think. we wanted to confront the military with the accusations but our interview requests were turned down in the polls the generals have denied any involvement in pakistani politics and with the p.t.i. india mélanie neck and neck the outcome of the elections is far from certain. when now we are going to head to germany where the number of people who are jacked the legitimacy of the government has sharply increased over the past eighteen months according to germany's domestic intelligence agency and its annual report on extremism in the country it reports on various groups but focuses especially on the so-called reichstag of movement rights burgers or right citizens refuse to accept the boundaries of the laws of post-war germany and they often clash with officials
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and police so for the so-called i spoke of movement today's germany does not exist they only recognize a nazi era germany with borders from one nine hundred thirty seven that's why they refused to pay taxes or fines the movement was long considered insignificant but it is now in the german government's watch list it has published a report that classifies that i spoke as subversive and an extreme right group. we have identified nine hundred to nine hundred fifty people from the rice burner seen as right wing extremists. beyond these nine hundred fifty we regard the remaining people in the rice burger scene as people who reject the constitutional order. of. up leaving the scene is growing partly because of the internet and this has government officials worried in twenty seventeen the government counted sixteen thousand five hundred high spoken members six thousand five hundred more than the
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previous year. young political analyst has been watching the movement for many years. i mean the problem with this scene is that it has a strong attraction to websites that they aspire to assert with weapons the sovereignty of a supposedly still existing german right or a self determined state in the past weapons have been found in the scene of time and again this made us. in october twenty sixth seen a high spoken member sought a policeman and injured three other officers the movement was suddenly in the public eye. since then government authorities to have had their eye on the movement especially on its weapons. systems. last year security officials seized a large number of weapons and ammunition. and since
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november twenty sixth seen by working together with state weapons authorities around four hundred fifty gun permits were withdrawn. so. security experts are concerned by the reports list of groups beyond those i spoke to movement and by what seems to be a growing number of people in germany joining them. on the turkish president recha type area one has praised mesut ozil decision to resign from germany's national football team the star midfielder made the announcement over the weekend who has turkish roots was heavily criticized back in may for being photographed with the turkish president during the country's referendum campaign but he says the criticism quickly turned into what he calls racism and disrespect from the public and the media a street in turkey's capital ankara has already been renamed in his honor ms it is
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what i believe it is now called the president and the one told reporters that he respected decision how listen. we're going to zoom into the earth to keep the i'd like to express my admiration and my respect to him you have to go to the earth the ocean it's unacceptable that a young man who has given his all for the german national team should be treated in such a racist fashion because of his religious beliefs so we did and as resignation from the national team has also raised some questions about the behavior of his sponsors helen humphrey has that story sara thank you very much indeed of course those accusations of racism extending it to the sponsors namely maceda spends a major sponsor of the german national team now ursus said that the car company drops him from their ad campaigns after those photos of the turkish president. were published sadie's is to reportedly examining those claims but largest sponsor
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has announced it will continue its relationship with him despite the recent controversy. to talk more about this now we're joined here in the studio by voice gun mending a professor at the university of hamburg with a specialisation in sports economics thank you very much for joining us this evening now sponsoring in sports is huge business and in the wake of the right of resignation of so that the questions as well about his sponsors and they've been aust to reply do you think that this case could change sponsorship in schools could change it because the sponsors always have the opportunity to choose between it's the event sponsoring the olympic games or world cups or individual sponsoring and no that's a new dimension it's a political risk with. individuals as well so it could be that in the future for
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instance will look more for events for the ring but do you really think that's the case because that be very honest about sports personalities or indeed anybody in the public eye there's always the potential that they could stir criticism or controversy or misdemeanors i mean you have to think of messi for example and and tax forwards so why should this be different now in the case of boats but because at least in germany we didn't have such prominent cases where athletes somehow intervened into politics and if you're ever whatever you do in politics you will have people who are in favor of it and two are against it and that's the risk for sponsors and no we didn't have it in such a list extreme case but it is likely to continue we're living in an age of the digital media so shouldn't sponsorship companies and these large companies just reconcile themselves with that or do you really think they all going to start saying ok every individual is too risky. no i was able continue with individual sponsors of small but again to have a choice and probably i could imagine that's going to have the choice prizes for
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i've been sponsoring will increase and prices and surprise for individual sponsors may be lower and future because if you turn this case around i think we've started to come to the. conversation now that nationality identity all complex and we need to recognize that couldn't this then be an opportunity for large companies with a lot of money to to force to that understanding that this case has shown that we need to understand when you talk about definitely your voice a case where it's been for example took a chance of his multi national background i think you had he might have had more sponsorships and others just because he was so it's a multinational. but now they see that as a risk as well so they will they will try to figure out whether the personality of people allows to take profit i mean we've been talking a lot about this case but over recent years we've seen various european football is
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say when i play well i'm john i know i'm french for example if i have a bad day i'm very much labelled as the immigrant i mean have you seen as a sports economist all the cases perhaps where people haven't benefited from such lucrative sponsorship contracts because of that that background while there are no hard figures about it but take months he spends for example it's a multinational from which wants to sell its course not only in germany or western european countries but once a sort of muslim ic countries as well and wants to sell it to muslim people in germany as well i think they will have a very hard time to discriminate against people who have muslim background they will not do it all right to full of young men in press a at the university of come by with a specialization in sports economics thank you for sharing your insights. well the u.s. has said it will four count twelve billion dollars cinema to see relief for american
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fall most hurt by president trump's trade dispute with china europe and other nations the plan which would use direct assistance programs already in place is expected to go into effect later this summer fall as of soybeans and dairy among other products have been hit hard by counter terrorist from the e.u. and china are specially which came in response to tariffs raised by trump a famous he tweeted that trade was where easy to win. as they came with all with a financial correspondent yens a quarter yes twelve billion dollars bill that actually be enough to shield the agricultural industry it is a start but it might not do the trick the us are good crowds will industry is the one industry that probably got hit hardest so far from the ongoing trade disputes with countries like china mexico and canada and the agricultural industry is one of the very few industries that actually is running its trade surplus meaning it
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exports more than the imports of the state that trade surplus last year in the agricultural industry was a good twenty one billion dollars us president donald trump on tuesday also announced that farmers should be patient in the long run they should be the big winners from the trade policy of the white house but as for and how obvious the farmers need support from washington i games we should point out as well that shares in the u.s. based washing machine company well pool have also been down fourteen percent on tuesday of course the company was a proponent of stricter trade controls on its industry but it doesn't seem to be working out quite how i hope does it. it is a very interesting development because the whirlpool earlier this year was pushing hard for the results to impose tariffs on imports from washers and driers specially
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from asia well washington did so so now we have those tariffs what whirlpool did not as the made expect obviously is that the white house would also impose tariffs on steel and so on. meaning at the end that the cost of a whirlpool are far higher than expected a couple of months ago on top of it we also have higher oil prices there's also a drag on the numbers of whirlpools that the company disappointed in a big time was their earnings report they also lowered their earnings for cars then that stock got hammered by more than fourteen percent so you could say be careful what you wish for all right hands caught in a new york for us thank you yes ivanka trump is shutting down her namesake fashion brands the news comes within a year after she entered the white house as an unpaid a senior advisor and other brands eighteen employees were told about the shutdown
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today sales for the event brand grew off of the twenty sixteen election but the labels have faced criticism for its proximity to the president or who say one could charm had contemplated the closure in recent months she was said to be frustrated by restrictions she had placed on the company in an effort to avoid possible conflicts of interest while serving in the white house. i was there now for a day of compulsive viewing for the told a false was no shortage of drama here i want to check this out because on tuesday in the tour de france frenchmen helion other felipe one faves sixteen the second longest stage in the competition he rode to victory after britain's adam gates who was leading crashed with just seven kilometers remaining before the finish line. the first pyramid stage of this year's tour that two hundred eighty kilometers took the riders from carcass over to banjara do so after a scrappy beginning
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a large group formed up front. on the climb to the cold day port a b.s.p. mountain pass felipe jill bear attack and reached the top first on the descent however he misjudged and went over a low stone wall. after one hundred eighty kilometers the tour interchange as the riders made their last climb of the stage britain's adam gates lead. on his tail was giuliani other fully. less than ten kilometers from the finish line disaster struck yates hit the deck on its final descent giving freshmen giuliani out of police the chance to whiz by and win his second stage of the two. to the two as a president you know a lot of pain in my legs i think everybody but. i cannot believe. for the second time today the overall ranking remains unchanged you're right time
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is of team sky retains the yellow jersey. now it is a natural spectacle reminiscent of an impressionist painting in on bria in central italy wildflowers have burst into bloom turning the fields into vibrant works of art check this out a mixture of poppy corn flowers and daisies grow among the area's famous lentil crop helping to prop up the fragile plant the breathtaking landscape tossed tourists to the region every year. and what about now your up to date i'm d w days i'm sorry kelly in berlin thank you so much for joining us don't forget oh us on social media i hope to see you again soon have a great day. saving
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