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tree from the forest starts. w. . this is date of years life from brother back counting the votes in pakistan after a violent election campaign it'll be only the second civilian transfer of power in the country seventy one year history voting in most areas was peaceful but a deadly suicide bombing cast a shadow over the day we'll take you live to islamabad also on the program this sorry must not overwhelm us. because it is now time to go to the stand to get on
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the bright. and above all to show solidarity. greece's prime minister alexis tsipras consoles a grieving nation after wildfires chemically east eighty people rescue workers without going so far for survivors. to merchants the supply start to arrive for people made homeless by the collapse of a job in laos and these nineteen people are now known to have died and. i'm filled by a welcome to the program. vote counting has begun in pakistan's tense and violent parliamentary election campaign so hundreds of people killed in suicide bombings and attacks at rallies including one on election day that took thirty one people's lives the result is not expected for several hours and latest polls show the
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leading parties to be too close to call long queues were reported at polling stations in pakistan's major cities. the race pitted the ruling party led by as should ballots shareef against a former sports car. d.w. correspondent now we can have is in pakistan's a capital islamabad welcome now with which issues were most important to voters. yes we've had a very long day we spent the day talking to voters the main concerns here are very much bread and butter issues so there was a lot of talk about electricity there a lot of electricity and water shortages all across pakistan in some regions up to several hours a day and there's also a lot of talk about unemployment about poverty and corruption so very much the
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issues that voters experience day to day education health very much bread and butter issues and that's what voters who we talked to kept on reiterating that the issues that they would like to see addressed and what of the two candidates promised in this tight race. well interestingly the candidates haven't really addressed these issues iran can give some brave ache statements about wanting to establish an islamist welfare state is also very much put change himself as an anti corruption candidate who's very tough on america tough on the west and he wants to make peace with the taliban now i sharif has portrayed himself as the democratic candidate even though he himself is very corrupt shahbaz sharif so his brother is in jail so these two candidates are pulling themselves as neck so as neck and neck in the race people to the breaking of just passed by maybe you heard but these so they've been more focused on the actual race between the two
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there on the issues that the voters careful and one of these elections so important . yes they are incredibly important as we heard earlier this is only the second civilian transition that this country has experienced but they're also important in the sense that the dynastic parties pakistan has a history of having two parties run by denis deals that are passed on from family member to family member their power as a roading we're seeing islam missed parties gaining strength in the elections but we've also seen him run cons party an outsider we could say he's not part of this didn't last stick tradition gaining strength and these elections are incredibly important for the region and pakistan is a nuclear power its stability is a very important india for afghanistan and the west will be watching these elections incredibly closely concerned that this that they will but pakistan will
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end up with a government that is neither stable nor in control to address the many issues foreign and domestic that pakistan is dealing with so briefly polls are now closed are all these elections likely to be signed off as having been free and fair. now i doubt it in the run up to the elections there's been a lot of meddling there's been a lot of intimidations and threats on the media although the polls themselves at least from the election observers i've talked to seem to be in at least in islamabad and around being fairly fair but i think if you look at the whole process i don't think we can say that these elections were free or fair now i recall that in the love of god thank you. and of course we have more in-depth coverage and analysis of pakistan's elections on our website that day w dot com. the least one hundred people have been killed in suicide attacks targeting syria's southern southern city of psuedo a series of explosions hit the city's marketplace and government buildings islamic
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state militant group which is battling government forces near the city says it carried out the attack these coordinated bombings are the worst of recent months and come just a week into the russian backed government campaign to oust i asked from the country's south. there at least nineteen people are now known to have died after hydroelectric dam collapsed on monday in laos following heavy rains the death toll is likely to rise as rescuers search the flooded area for hundreds of missing villages thousands need shelter after floodwaters swept away their homes and submerged at least seven villages the dam was still under construction when it collapsed activists are calling for increased scrutiny of the government's plans for more hydroelectric projects. journalist frederick's for has been monitoring events from bangkok welcome frederick people are entering their second fole at night without food or clean water what's being done to help them.
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well now it's already even in here in southeast asia it's dark but the rescue effort still needs to go on that there are still thousands of people need to be rescued there are still sitting on their roofs they are still on trees there are searched with boats and helicopters slowly international help arrives today is a type scene arrived three and arrived so helpless coming in but the scenes are still quite cathartic and there are rescuers still concentrate on finding survivors and instead of identifying the the death britons. now a vet now seems to be a clear sort of sequence of events took us through what happened from sunday evening when the dam was found to be damaged to where we are on the. yeah. actually that one company that was involved even says that some missed or some problems of a q it on friday another company said that the damage appeared on sunday so the
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breach happened on monday that means that at least twenty four hours where between the first appearance of damages and the actual catastrophe so and that rates of course a lot of question why so many people aren't struck zero now and fighting put to survive or already dead because you would expect that there would be a lot of time to recreate them the companies say that they want the villagers the authorities also say they want the villages but. as you see now so many people are in deep trouble and it's a because they can esprit so obviously something went wrong maybe they didn't want them early enough maybe not serious enough so these are the questions that need to be answered in the next day but it will be tough to get the to get the two thought of it because that law says they're coming to seek regime there is no freedom of press people cannot raise their weiss they have limited rights so it will be very
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difficult to find. a responsible person and bring justice to that. and so how is this likely to affect the government's power strategy this desire to become the battery of asia. yeah well right now it doesn't seem that there would be a shift in that strategy and to be honest i mean it's that one of the strategic target of the of the lao government from a rouse the battery of ages so there are so many projects planned right now they are around crispy gammas by twenty percent of the one hundred there they capacity is supposed to triple so all over the country right now those dams of being built and it's kind of it's kind of understandable. those projects really need to be scrutinized now and even though they don't stop they need to be reviewed a good talking to front of the babcock thank you so much you're watching news still
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to come the search for greece's survivors on the dead begins after the devastating wildfires that left at least seventy nine people dead we'll take you to that country for the latest as the cleanup begins. a european commission president is due to meet the u.s. president donald trump at the white house soon on attempt to head off a transatlantic trade war washington is threatening to extend its steel in on a million tariffs to cost the e.u. has responded in kind so far the w.'s go massa's takes a 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 this announcement today i'm defending america's national security by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum they you managed to get
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a temporary exemption but china was ready to retaliate. we don't want to 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 as it will decide we had an exchange of views on the current state of affairs of the negotiations. we have to deal with a common global challenges regarding our free regarding. so important security issues it's impossible to make any trade war but it was all in vain on june first the u.s. also introduced tariffs on european steel an element the e.u. commission's response came swiftly this is a better day for the work twitter and in the next coming hours counterbalancing
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measures what they can do we are able to do exactly. the same on 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 try to go shoot 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 the 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. it's primary goal is to calm tensions with washing 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.
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mattis reporting from a war now world trade is also on top of the agenda at a high level meeting in johannesburg today i haven't been invited and neither it appears has to get help else as i have but i can tell you what it's all about it's leaders of the five brics nations that brazil this position russia india china and south africa they're gathering in the south african city today for their annual summit as donald trump's continuous assaults on free trade are giving the loose bloc a fresh impetus the leader of the biggest brics economy is also using the run up to the summit to further its own trade agenda on the continent. the chinese president xi jinping is traveling through africa and he's bought china's checkbook with him he has a little something for each country he visits on tuesday it was south africa's turn where she promised fifteen billion dollars in investments many companies are hoping they'll get a piece of the pie and that's boosting investor confidence. south african
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presidents a real ramaphosa has also been currying favor with investors since the swearing in in february. including china's pledge he secured thirty five billion dollars all together. the brics summit is ramaphosa his first appearance on the international stage he's joined by the leaders of china russia india and brazil in johannesburg at a time of international upheaval. after all we represent forty one percent of the world population twenty two percent of g.d.p. eighteen percent of trade at this point in time i think the international border is being challenged. the confidence in the order in the stablished order it is not as strong as it used to be so it's time for the brics to clear for me its commitment to the international order. it's the first brics meeting since u.s. president donald trump kicked off his trade conflicts trump has indicated south
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africa could soon face u.s. tariffs of its own all the more reason that the future of free trade tops the agenda in johannesburg. it's been a difficult day for fear chrysler today it mourned the death of longtime c.e.o. sergio marchione who died wednesday at age sixty six following complications from an operation of a charismatic former manager celebrating for celebrated rather for saving both fear and chrysler from bankruptcy marchione achieved his last major goal just before his death if you have crossed that announced wednesday it had eliminated its debts however marchione also left more immediate concerns for the italian american carmakers posted a thirty five percent dip in profit for the second quarter and scaled back its full year revenue projections. ryanair has warned might be around three hundred job cuts for pilots and cabin crew as the carrier says it might cut its dublin based fleet by twenty percent for the winter season after
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a recent strike bookings the announcement comes as ryanair staff and for european countries old a two day strike affecting thousands of holidaymakers. empty halls in madrid's but at house 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 as i need to. they've told 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. we are demanding that spanish and e.u. legislations be respected and workers' rights we're not asking for money or any
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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. for more of the story of how to farm business department laws. what's the latest development that has come out of ryanair i suppose the latest is really more trouble for ryan air because after two days of strike this week the pilots union has just announced that they are also going to strike on august third so there's more trouble on the horizon for next week impacting of course even more flights but this strike is not all about money is it it's of course partially about money but
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for a lot of people working at ryanair this is also about the environment they work in working conditions because they are apparently really bad at ryan air which of course has to do with them being a low cost carrier they off course don't have much wiggle room in the margins they have to just function for the cabin crews for the pilots that means that they have to just about the shortest breaks that even allowed by the law they have a very very tight schedule and that of course is more of a corporate problem in general they are not getting a base salary but they're getting paid according to the individual flight schedules so they don't really have any planning certainty for the end of the month they don't know how much money they make any given month and that is just generally what they want to change. does that have safety implications as well you said the shortest breaks in the industry well i guess the shortest breaks that are allowed by law means that it's probably still safe but just being safe doesn't make for
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a friendly environment you might just need a rest every once in a while anyway and other airlines apparently. gif their flight crew is a little bit more rest and i could imagine that if you're in that business for all period of time that that really makes a difference about how you feel how you perform and how happy you are with your job if there were other airlines what it means for i given the strong competition by other low cost carrier. if you want it is just going to get even harder for them because they don't have as i said any wiggle room here if they do end up paying their pilots and their cabin crew as more of that threatens their entire business model because they are cheap cheap cheap there's no margin so at some point their model is just not sustainable it is then just business model indeed that's out of there thank you very much. that's all your business is back to fill. greece has begun three days of national mourning for the victims of the country's worst fire disaster for a decade at least eighty people have been confirmed dead
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a number that's expected to increase fires broke out on monday evening one near the town of kinetic around fifty kilometers west of athens and then another to the east of the city in the coastal village of matty blazes swept through the areas in just minutes taking a grim toll. probably a few days ago glick area celebrated her son's wedding here she finds herself standing amidst devastation her house her life as she knew it in just a few minutes fire destroyed it all it's only when she returned that the extent of the catastrophe became clear clear either her son in law and her grandson only survived thanks to her son he warned her the fire was bearing down on them let me get my son called me from work and told me run quickly to the harbor we ran to the harbor that's why we survived there's a large house need and it caught fire and three or four people i thought were being burnt to death inside. the total death toll in monte still isn't known many
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people there are still missing many of those who escaped with their lives lost almost everything else. vassilis had been about to open his tavern but then it was destroyed within minutes he accuses the authorities of failing his town now he doesn't even know where he'll sleep. they tell us all the hotels are full and that we should apply for a place in a container in athens a disaster what should we do we pay back the bank when we owe money and we are the taxpayers the government must help us out all. the greek government has declared a state of emergency and has vowed to deliver aid fast it also called for three days of national mourning it would be almost nothing sorry must not overwhelm us. because it is now time to fight you know it is to stand together. and above all to
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show solidarity. other european countries have also sent planes and personnel to help local fire companies control a number of fires and prevent people from losing property or their lives. let's go then to small holiday in a resort a that's been so badly hit in the polls is that. what is it like. the first thing that really hits the phil is you drive into this town is the sheer scale if the tragedy absolutely everywhere you look in every direction you see burned out houses the charred shells remains of cars it's really very shocking to see the smell as well as something that confronts you immediately as you walk around the smell of trees burning it's the smell of the metal of cars that have melted of course as we know very sadly
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a lot of people were trying to use those cars to get out of this town and very many of the. local newspaper has called it a get in on that front page and that really is one way to describing exactly what it feels like being here at the moment having said that people are now starting to come into this town trying to offer their help. driving cars as if we've been sitting here would seem dozens of cars filled with water with food with meals many of the survivors who is still here just trying to take stock of exactly what has happened. it's really very moving thing to say what are you hearing from rescue workers. yeah we've been speaking to a policeman fire services as well they say that the fires in the. job now is to try and find survivors they're going from door to door to see if any people are still
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alive after this tragedy is also about excessive expressing how many people were killed it's fear. that the death toll could rise dramatically people that we've spoken to say that they don't know exactly how many people are still missing everyone that we've spoken to here whether it be local residents policeman fire workers all of them have grim stories to tell about what they found in the aftermath of this tragedy we spoke to one local shop owner who said that on the night of the fires he was going from car to cost machine windows trying to break people free and lead them to the water where it's feared that they would it was hope that they would find safety he said though that he doesn't know what exactly happens to many of them could in fact be many days before we truly see the scale of this tragedy and what's being said about the course of these fires. there have been since has been some speculation in the local press that austin may
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have been a factor in fact one local official said that there were fifteen separate blazes. who lit up around the same time which which makes them suspicious having said that they fire is all common in this region especially around this time of year and this region has seen extremely hot temperatures over the last few days so there's a lot of speculation i think the facts there that there was such strong winds on this dreadful evening would have played a big role in the tragedy here today shot in charleston bill and marty thank you. a team of international observers international astronomers beg pardon i say they have found a massive underwater salt water lake on mars the largest body of liquid water ever found on the red planet and it raises the possibility that there may once have been life out there lakes twenty kilometers wide and about one and a half kilometers underneath the planet's southern polar icecap. the control was
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over him as a resignation from germany's national football team continues to dominate the country's headlines when he resigned at the weekend who has to his roots accused the german football federation president i'd go into of racism the federation has since defend itself but its president has said nothing 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 is a reason and this time grendel is at the very heart of the message of fair. 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 armor shoes. grindle has been a lawyer and a journalist he also spent fourteen years in the german parliament for angela
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merkel's christian democrats and one said that multiculturalism was a myth comments that would come back to haunt him when ms it isn't jimmy teammate one met turkish president richard tayyip erdogan. i believe that both are aware that they have made a mistake i encourage everyone to go easy on them. but after germany crashed out of the world cup group stage grindle got tough demanding issue a statement when it came to the queues drivel of outright racism brindle 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 grendel is heading for the exit. that's it you're up to date a while for you to top off i'm going to see as i have more on the web site that's going to talk all of the time to.
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