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this is news coming to you live from pakistan is voting in a closely contested parliamentary election millions of pakistanis are casting ballots after a bitter and divisive election campaign marred by violence the military's out in force to ensure security but a suicide bomber has already struck outside a polling station live to islamabad. coming up the rescuers in greece are going door to door looking for victims after wildfires. the
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country fire in a day and the debt is likely to rise. and the tour de france frenchman on a free leave when state sixteen after an event. i don't work and i'm under that shima baucus on is voting in a general election that's expected to be very close between the two leading parties cricket star turned politician. of the pakistan insaf or just a spotty is up against shahbaz sharif of the pakistan muslim league and he's a brother former prime minister nawaz sharif who had led the party but he's now in prison convicted of corruption made one a suicide bomber has killed at least thirty people out. side
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a polling station in the south western city of quiet one official said the attacker blew himself up when police prevented him from entering the islamic state. for the attack by the group's news agency. which is in baluchistan province also saw a deadly pre-election violence the military is out in force today as millions of pakistanis lost their ballots. armed soldiers like these are some of the roughly three hundred seventy thousand troops deployed across the country not only are they guarding polling centers but are also helping with general security. their mission preventing incidents like this from occurring again this was the scene after a suicide bomber targeted the convoy of political candidates in the southwestern province of. one hundred forty nine people were killed in the attack that took place ten days ago. besides normal security duties officers
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have also been given expanded powers they can punish individuals for illegal acts committed inside polling stations. human rights groups are concerned they have already complained of the army's alleged interference in the electoral process. on the investigation get it out in all the buchtel and he can fund that and if it is it then what again that they're hoping it as the end. of the intimidation of journalists is believed to have served the campaign of this man former cricket star in one count of the movement for justice party the sixty five year old has vowed to crack down on corruption. but decided for we will deliver justice to the masses regardless of them being a hindu or christian or sikh regardless of the being poor all from different
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provinces all from coffee to stock supérieure bank one hero of his closest rival is shahbaz sharif brother of the ousted former prime minister now of us are if currently in jail on corruption charges. but in the head to head race between khan and sharif this man could prove to be kingmaker below why but it's a diary of the left leaning pakistan people's party the son of slain prime minister benazir bhutto he is looking to revive the fortune of his party. some observers have called this election the dirtiest in recent memory but for ordinary people on the street their hopes are far more grounded. the country is economically weak at the moment it is standing at the verge of bankruptcy one thing is sure that whichever government comes it will be faced with
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challenges but we hope whatever government comes it will recover pakistan from a fall. joining me now is the chorus one and only conrad from the pakistani capital islamabad now i mean we've seen that despite the huge military presence this will already been a suicide bomb attack at a potent fission what more can you tell us about it. yes i've been talking to difficult journalists on the ground journalists who were actually at the polling station right after the attack happened it seems that this was attacked trying to target a very high ranking security official who was in the police station next door a lot of people have been killed the death toll seems to be rising a journalist who's at the local hospital just told me it's also affecting voter turnout in people are afraid they're staying at home or they're voting as fast as possible and then returning home so this may have an impact on the outcome in at least baluchistan that we've seen a very bitter and divisive election campaign what steps are being taken today to
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ensure that the polling is fair and free. well that remains to be seen that you really deserve a teams are out there trying to monitor but the problem isn't actually the polls themselves the problem has been the whole run up to the elections journalists are faced intimidation and threats whenever they've tried to report too much on the pier madeleine and i was sure we use party there's been a lot of shifting in election coverage so i don't think we can say that these elections have been fair or free we also have to consider that pakistan is not an established democracy votes here are bought and sold people vote according to what their village strongmen tells them so it's definitely a different kind of voting process here and i don't think we can say that these elections are free or fair and the winds prayer perception that the military favors in iran can why. that is
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a very big questions we would have loved to put that to the military itself we tried to get interviews we were denied interviews one of the working assumptions here is that the military fell out within our sharif but because he's been trying to improve ties with our tribal india that is maybe one explanation another explanation is that imran khan is billing himself as an anti corruption politician maybe that also is what the army perf but this is really also guesswork i mean we're trying to connect the dots but as i said we would have loved to put this to the military but we were denied an interview my only conrad in the pakistani capital islamabad thank you for that update. greece has begun three days of mourning for the victims of the country's worst fire disaster in a decade fast moving fire spread through densely populated areas near the capital killing at least seventy nine people and the dead stone is likely to rise rescuers are still searching for survivors meanwhile many of begun returning home to take
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stock of the damage. the day after disaster struck in the seaside village of monte. just 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 has been them other than the fire was just fifty meters away we grabbed our dogs and ran my skin 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 if it don't fit with the i get down to yes it was the beginning. in 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
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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. let's bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the world in syria at least thirty eight people have been killed in
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a suicide attack targeting the southern city of see the a series of bombings hit the city's marketplace and on the talk it's down town the attacks are being blamed on the silkworm islamic states back to you government forces near the city. a mexican editor has been killed at the beach resort of playa del carmen reuben patton was the second journalist from the plier news to be killed in a month patch reported on crime in the city which is located in the area with a soaring rate of violence due to drug gangs to the nation of laos in southeast asia now where at least nineteen people are known to have died after a hydroelectric dam collapsed on monday following heavy rains the number of deaths may rise as rescuers continue to search for hundreds of missing villages in the flooded area thousands need shelter after the flood spent their homes away at least seven villages were reportedly submerged the dam was still under construction when
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it collapsed activists are calling for renewed scrutiny of the government's plans for more hydroelectric projects. joined by bangkok based correspondent frederick s'pore fredricka this area is remote and there is a lot of hurdles to rescuing people such as poor weather badly damaged infrastructure what is being done by the government to help the stranded villages villages. well the government sent a lot of rescue personnel to this disaster area the army is operating our. buddies like firefighters and the police are helping of course and also state owned companies our advice to help us with just because the situation is very very dangerous right now as you've already said thousands southam still need to be rescued they are sitting on the roofs they are sitting on the trees a lot of people you don't even know whether actually are so
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a lot of work still needs to be done there are some other neighboring countries who offered help for example vietnam and talent they offered to send choppers also south korea all helping this is because a south korean company has been involved in building the dam so there is international help is beginning and there are lots of issues for example food is a big issue a lot of food supplies of the villages has been drowned or became wet so you need to bring a lot of supplies mind to that area and this is difficult because it's very remote so clearly. changing huge difficulties right now and to get the i.q. to do pullups the damage appeared in the hydroelectric dam before the collapse of you know why villages downstream want to evacuate in time. well that's a very very big question right now and right now we have difficult difficult. how how things evolve so for example one company is dead as
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a shareholder of the project they said that the first problems appeared already on friday and another company says the problems appeared on sunday so the disaster happened on monday in both cases you would have a lot of time to want the willage just to create the villages but somehow a lot of willits us didn't couldn't believe they werent that we have to care that this is why they are in such a big trouble right now so of course it needs to be investigated why they haven't been enough maybe they haven't been won seriously enough and only sings need to be reviewed now unfortunately laos is a very strict regime it's a communist agreement where you don't have a free press the opposition is suppressed people have limited rights so that minds that we will choose in the future one day reporter fred explorer thank you very
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much for that update. to cycling and there was no shortage of drama on tuesday in the tour de france stage sixteen was briefly interrupted by a protest with several riders requiring medical attention fama strive to block the road with bales of hay police attempting to control the demonstration in advertently sprayed several riders the pepper spray but the peloton continued after a brief delay. the first period the stage of this year's tour to two hundred eighty kilometers took the riders from car to song. after a scrappy giving a large group formed of. the climb to the cold they portrayed the asp a mountain pass for legal 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 it's or spain as the writers make their last climb of the stage britain's adam gates left. on his tail
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was giuliani other for me. less than ten kilometers from the finish line disaster struck it's hit the deck when his final descent giving freshmen julia out of the chance to whiz by and win his second stage of the two. zero today it was a. president you know a lot of pain in my days i think for everybody but. i cannot believe. for the second time today the overall ranking remains unchanged get right thomas of team sky retains the yellow jersey. the controversy over german football. the resignation from the national team continues to dominate headlines in germany who has turkish roots accuse the german football federation president reinhard jindal of racism when he quit the german team over the weekend and the federation
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has since defended itself but grendel has stayed silent. reinhart grendel was appointed the german football federation president in two thousand and sixteen brought in as a crisis manager to sort out the chaos left by allegations germany had bought votes to host the two thousand and six world cup but now another crisis has arisen and this time grindle is at the very heart of the mess it is a love affair. i just do not see a clear professional handling of the crisis at the moment it doesn't surprise me though because the german football federation is actually full of our missives. grindle has been a lawyer and a journalist he also spent fourteen years in the german parliament for angela merkel's christian democrats and one said that multiculturalism was a myth comments that would come back to haunt him when ms it is
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a law and jimmy teammates are one turkish president richard tayyip erdogan. i believe that both are aware that they have made a mistake i'm courage everyone to go easy on them. but at the gym he crashed out of the world cup group stage grindle got tough demanding isil issue a statement when it came to the queues drivel of outright racism grindle is now under pressure ahead of september's vote between germany and turkey over the hosting of euro two thousand and twenty four germans are now wondering if grandel is heading for the exit. when you go joins me now for business use and some breaking news some breaking news not very nice on rates in the last few minutes we've learned that form a fee for chrysler c.e.o. status will mark you on a has died and use comes only days after he stepped down due to ill health but jonas took the helm at fiesta in two thousand and four he was credited with
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rescuing it from bankruptcy and one of the industry's greatest turnarounds he went on to oversee the merger with us comic a chrysler creating the world's seventh biggest carmaker. sixty six years old. ryanair has warned to there might be a around three hundred potential job cuts for pilots and cabin crew as the carrier plans to cut its dublin based fleet by twenty percent for the winter season the announcement comes as ryanair stuff in four european countries holds a two day strike affecting thousands of holidaymakers empty halls in madrid's but us international airport ryanair says it's contacted ninety percent of affected passengers who've been rescheduled on to other flights the strike in spain comes during peak travel season when families are taking advantage of the summer break from school travelers are in a holding pattern and unsure about when they'll fly was on the target. they've told
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us we can expect any kind of surprises i hope there won't be any though. the strike follows disputes over working conditions and pay as living costs increase the large majority of cabin crew don't have a base salary they get paid per flight a situation that unions won't tolerate is the must be in the we are demanding that spanish an e.u. legislations be respected and workers right we're not asking for money or any outlandish privileges just that the law be respected. the cabin crew walkouts come after ryanair pilot strikes earlier this month with the last one ending yesterday more delays will follow around sixty thousand ground staff in spain announced plans for action in august ryanair is woes with workers are affecting its bottom line the airline's profits tumbled partly due to strikes by employees. while for more on this story from our business desk last first of all i mean the reports are true for
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touches upon it but what does this strike really about do they just want more money it is more money of course to a certain degree and that's mostly for the cap and personnel but it's also really better working conditions that we heard some of it here in the piece or that just the fact that there is no base pay but they get paid only for flights which makes it very hard for people to calculate their monthly income for example but there's other things too ryan air apparently has just about the shortest breaks in the industry very very tight flight schedules apparently also a very rude tone in management and so there's a lot of factors that play into people just not feeling comfortable and so it's not just money that they want more off but they also just want a friendly environment so going on strike now do you think that staff will be successful in what they really want is hard to say but it doesn't look very likely right now and there's two reasons for that first of all we are seeing right now arayan air really is aggressively fighting back already with just immediately and now its impossible job cuts cutting three hundred jobs right away so they are on an
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aggressive path against this strike and the second reason why it's very unlikely that they're successful especially when it comes to money is that cheap is of course ryan air space is law i was actually just online on the web site and i looked at some of the flights that you can currently book you can fly from berlin to london for six euro i found flights between ten and fifteen euro basically all across europe from germany into the entire mediterranean. area as so with tight margins like that of course you cannot really afford to pay your people well it makes you wonder whether such a business model is actually sustainable but of course ryan air is a very competitive environment what do those strikes mean for how to do just makes the matters worse of course with tight margins like that you just don't have any wiggle room whatsoever and basically there are they're saying they're pretty openly too they are saying that if this doesn't work force in the future if we can't keep our prices that low the whole business model is not working in the end i could be
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done what's it mean for the poor travellers it's holiday season now yes but they don't seem to be too poor right now because they have actually been rebooked but of course long term it means something for travelers they might just look for other options they will look at ryanair maybe thinking is the cheapest option really the best options and they actually getting to my destination on time they might book somewhere else and of course not only for the travelers but then again for ryanair spot in line that would be terrible of course that doesn't help the poor travellers who've already booked a flight and are now stranded or have to sort of reject their holiday plans how to from our business desk thank you so much. well european commission president john claude younker is meeting today with the u.s. president donna trump at the white house it is a bitch to head off a looming transatlantic trade war but ahead of those talks trump renewed his call for completely free trade the u.s.
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president fired off this tweet calling on both parties to quote drop all tariff barriers and subsidies that would be finally called free market and fair trade donna trump writing there on twitter. but for now washington is threatening to expand its tariffs to cars after slapping levies on steel and on the minium the e.u. has responded in kind of skills mattis has this look at what's at stake. it's a tweet that struck brussels like a thunderbolt trade wars are good and easy to win that's the message the american president sent over the atlantic on march first a week later came visit mts mint today i'm defending america's national security by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum you mentioned to get a temporary exemption but china was ready to retaliate woman. who don't want to
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trade war with the us or with any other country but if china's interests are damaged then we'll have to take measures to defend our interests. on april second china announced punitive tariffs on one hundred twenty eight u.s. products while the e.u. still try to convince trump to change its mind. their position is it will decide we had an exchange of views on the current state of affairs of the negotiations fundament we have to deal with common global challenges regarding our freight regarding so important security issues it's impossible to make any trade war but it was all in bahrain on june first the u.s. also introduced tariffs on european steel an enemy of the e.u. commission's response came swiftly this is a better day for the work twitter and the knowledge in the next coming hours counterbalancing measures what they can do we are able to do exactly. the same on
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june twenty second the e.u. put levies on jeans peanut butter whiskey and motorbikes trump in turn is now considering whether to impose half the levies on european vehicles so can the president of the european commission find an exit door from an all out trade war i asked any you expert i don't think that you should trying to negotiate with mr trump i don't think this is the right time for that and quite frankly i don't think that would help what is important is to fun of the system and tools as they exist and try and point out the obvious namely the trade was a very very damaging younger as no concrete proposal to take to the u.s. its primary goal is to calm tensions with washington for the first time in decades global free trade looks like it's under serious threat it's unsettling unless of course you are convinced that you will just win trade wars aren't so bad. well let's find out about that. man is in a franklin stock exchange's says standing by daniel what's the mood like ahead of
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those trades talks later in washington today. well i can tell you the traders here on the trading floor monica are not very optimistic that this meeting between us president donald trump and jordan close you know will be a very big success and we have to face it i mean those tweets are getting more and more irrational today tweeting and calling for free market and free trade yesterday another trade when he was saying that tears are the best thing in the world and i can tell you that all of this is starting really to get an impact also on the mood of c.e.o.'s here in germany we got the latest business climate index today for the seven times in eight months it has been declining now only to a level of one hundred one point seven points it went down by zero point one points monica who had done you any quote in front thank you so much for the update. what you did over the news here's a reminder of the top stories we're following famous. in pakistan
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a suicide bomber has killed dozens of outside a polling station in question of the attack comes as millions across the country vote in tightly contested parliamentary elections. but finally how many times have you been told to stop and smell the roses people in central italy has certainly had their chance right now and we leave you now with these images from various natural flower show known as the eureka about lost themselves transformed the landscape into a sea of cholera thanks for watching. and
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a place where you can really feel the julep drawing together girl lives here many parents go gentle coleman young tom bridge connects for the fun stuff and today this bridge is a central location for both cities and at the same time a strong symbol for united europe of. sixty minutes on g.w. . iran . one such an isolated theocracy now a major power in the middle east. your lines of influence continues to grow politically economically and above all militarily.
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the tom does iran truly want peace. but the countries of holmes have their doubts iceland shut. iran from theocracy since the cold starts of august attacks on g.w. . the food. i want to walk into another special edition of hero max put on your hiking boots because we're taking the shoe leather expressive day here's a look at what's coming up.


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