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worker w. . this is either the news line from berlin it's a landmark day in zimbabwe where voters are going to the polls in the first ballot since autocratic rule robert mugabe was ousted last year holding stations have opened and a large turnout is expected we'll take you live to the capital harare. also coming up it's a monument to one of the darkest chapters in spanish history and the final resting place of the man who brought the country with an iron fist for decades now spain
socialist government want to dig up francisco franco from his great he doesn't report on the controversy dividing the country. and grain thomas feels victory in the tour de france becoming the first welshman to win one of the i want to cycling sprint towards we'll bring you the highlights from the final stage. i'm sumi so much down there good to have you with us people in zimbabwe have just started to vote in a landmark presidential and parliamentary election it is the first time in nearly four decades that the name robert mugabe is not on the ballot paper the former president resigned after pressure from the military last year polls have opened across in bob way with a high turnout expected dozens of candidates are running for president polls show a tight race and the two front runners are mugabe's successor president emerson magog one from the sound. and opposition leader nelson chamisa
a lawyer and pastor. now in a rare public appearance on the eve of the election mugabe said his successor and former ally took power illegally he said he would vote for opposition leader nelson chamisa rather than the ruling party that he led for decades but he did encourage zimbabweans to accept the election results regardless of which party emerges victorious i know many hope that the elections will bring long overdue change to zimbabwe which is suffering from high unemployment and an economy in meltdown melanie core of the ball and a green creation sent us this report from harare. and tending our granny without. effort that is something quite extraordinary campaign events like this one organized by the opposition m.d.c. party used to be extremely dangerous brutal crackdowns by the government was commonplace that i was with. i was beaten up and had to spend three months
in hospital i was bedridden and could only eat porridge my back was badly injured and i thought i would never be able to become a father but by god's grace i recovered it. so i did because i know. now many are hoping for a fresh start with a new president to preach employer nelson chamisa. i was there. was what it was there like this is not what we were just one day. but the past is never far behind in zimbabwe the country's economy has collapsed down by high unemployment high fence nation and been insane for and that is the legacy of that eighteen years of rule by the party. now is to have the military having our
president robert mugabe. and i am most a man and god why then take over and now at seventy five years old he wants to continue running the country. although he is a former vice president and was part of the very system that brought the country to the brink of collapse when god promises a break from the book of iraq and news and public just like his opponents he likes to portray himself as an advocate for change. tearing has short time in office moment god has opened his country up to foreign investment and planted city. greatest freedom. the you. look at the. world work. the in the in the on the good.
efforts by vava doesn't believe his sudden change of heart of the governing party and the president he's been on it to some positive developments though modifies time in his life he doesn't have to hide his red opposition on the way home after a rally he can wear it with pride and without fail. that report from dick abuse melanie cora deval and she is covering the historic election for us in zimbabwe she's in harare and joins us hi melanie good to see you where are you what's happening right now. hi sue me alvin harrar ed one of the parenting stations on this very significant day for zimbabwe the queues behind me a mess of people have started to queue at four o'clock this morning just to be able to put that cross next to that candidate that they are voting for today they're hoping it's going to be a free and transparent election and in order for that to really happen in order to everything to run smoothly he had joined by brock german politician and the
head of the european union observer mission here and zimbabwe and i brooke thank you so much for speaking to us can you tell us a bit more about your what are you monitoring for specifically for monitor gold procedure for people under started to be on the ground and begin to go join already . increase the davy of hundred forty people who are on the ground who had a visitor on seven hundred to nine hundred police stations or close to ten percent of all the polling station this from tree and recall parade was a very international and national observer groups to have a broad picture we have to see that the preparation was much freer that most never trio going on the prost so that is a big of progress but there's no she doing we do not know because what has happened to the printing girls ability to sort of all those lives between printing and today are the same you know certain doubts because of the history because of the cheating
by the president government to the opposition so if you assessment that it's not really fair if you don't know said we don't know that has to be checked and it is every party has observers. in the polling stations and use of your question but look into that number of friends old whether these possibilities of betrayal are true or not true. there consider a root rule or only partly true so that to make up of the finest amid news will be not a perfect election as being can see it in most of european countries but it might be a break between progress so that we can say on of those conditions we have to see that this above all goes in the right direction but more room normal tomorrow no more you've said though there are so many observers around the country still they really can't be everywhere is it really fair to say that you can actually be accessed that
this will be a fair election or will it be difficult. look nothing is good to see one of us in the elections thrilled me not one hundred percent of the three but what is hundred percent about i think you have a clear overview all princes as you would be and you wouldn't since weeks. know the people who look into the stations. prove that and. check that. the real culprit was for some of the churches the churches are a few which amount of people from the churches here and from abroad here and we will compare notes as we do does every communion as we do would do is to the american from day chanson to us thank you so so much thank you very much for taking the time thank you. so as you've had there will be progress anyway and we'll be checking if it's really a fair and transparent election we have
a lot of observers here in the country and d.-w. is certainly gonna keep you informed on what the observer missions are going to be finding him and that i'll give back to the studio and money you know just one quick question to you what about after that we know the international action monitors are watching about the vote but afterwards well the two biggest political parties accept the results if they lose. i don't. see any of those really the biggest questions still remaining will they really exact the result. and that is a difficult question to answer when it comes to the opposition party they have been saying throughout the entire comparing that this will not be a fair process here and that different ballots papers have been printed just not as transparent as it should be and there are big fear is that they will not exact the result if i'm god what wins and then of course we also have the minute tree where the question is will they stay behind will they stay in that barracks if. gets the
presidency all will day after having secured the power for just eight months with as an appeal have really handed over to the opposition party that remains to be seen. melanie cora deval reporting for us from zimbabwe thank you very much. and get her first we'll be taking a closer look at zimbabwe's economic crisis that's coming up a little later in the show now to some other stories making headlines around the world the party of cambodian prime minister hun sen says it has won a landslide victory in disputed elections it claims to have won all the seats in parliament official results will be out next month but rights groups are calling the election a sham after the main opposition party was banned prime minister hun sen is the world's longest serving leader. in the u.s. wildfires raging across california have claimed another life a firefighter has been killed battling a blaze near yosemite national park that brings the state's overall death toll to eight six of them have died in
a massive fire in northern california hot and dry conditions have been feeding the flames. the editor of the new york times says he's met with the u.s. president or their souls burger said he told us president trump to stop labeling journalists enemies of the people because it's putting their lives at risk denies that he says the press is putting public safety at risk by reporting on internal government debates. the remains of a french skier who went missing in the italian alps more than sixty years ago have been identified the man's body was discovered two thousand and five police were unable to identify him then but recently italian police posted images of belongings found with his corpse on social media relatives then informed authorities that the man's name. israel has released palestinian teenager i had to meet me from prison she was jailed for months along with her mother for slapping and kicking two israeli soldiers near her home in the west bank during demonstrations there last year israelis call her a terrorist but for palestinians she became
a symbol of resistance. tommy has finally returned to her hometown in the occupied west bank now seventeen years old she served and eight month prison term. just last year tommy says she now plans to study law at. university in a bit to defend palestinians or. animal resistance will continue until the occupation is removed all female prisoners in jail are strong and i thank everyone who stood by me while i was in prison and who stood with all women prisoners. of our. video went viral online in december showing tommy and her relative slapping and kicking israeli soldiers israel handed her twelve criminal charges over the incident including aggravated assault she agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge sheet and much. her case drew global attention to israel's
controversial detentions of palestinian minus rights groups including amnesty international and human rights watch have condemned such detentions after timeliness release human rights watch is director for israel and palestine tweeted that although tommy is free hundreds of palestinian children remain locked up with little attention on their cases. many israelis see her jailing differently tommy mr dicks have dismissed her as a provocateur a worse one israeli government minister dumped her a terrorist upon her release on sunday. but many palestinians have she has to mimi's actions president mahmoud abbas is a man tell me mr morris praising her as a role model of civil resistance following her release. spain's new socialist government wants to remove the remains of fascist dictator francisco franco from their final resting place they were interred in a giant mausoleum north of madrid the site is dedicated to the fallen on all sides
of spain's civil war it pays homage to franco but also houses the remains of his victims the government says it wants to turn it into a place of remembrance rather than a monument to a dictator. to sylvia navarro a visit to the valley of the fall a new madrid awakens painful memories. the remains of more than thirty thousand people killed in the spanish civil war a buried here in mass graves one great uncle. but i mean really dark. whenever i come here i can't sleep the night before. their eyes i find it very upsetting. the monument commissioned by general franco and built in part by forced labor as was finished some sixty years ago many of those who lie he had fought for franco but the graves also contain remains of republican opponents later the spanish dictator was also buried here we're not permitted to film in the
underground basilica but sylvia takes photos her uncle lives in an anonymous grave franco in a tomb behind the altar spain's new socialist government now plans to exuma franco's remains and turn them over to his family for sylvia that would be a first step. for now frank or. removing franco is important for our democratic culture. but for me it would also be important to remove our relatives from here. after all the history and the origin of this monument is anything but democratic. the more practical. don't touch the valley says this t. shirt gutierrez wants franco and the others to remain. at the valley of the fallen she says the mostly him does not dishonor the memory of the dictator's opponents an avowed franco supporter she is organizing protests now the eye or moment of where
no one has ever built such an enormous monument that also almost their enemy for many of the dead opponents of the when and where would you ever find more reconciliation than that. if. the protest in the valley of the fallen has drawn thousands who are here to honor the dictator's memory they chant long live spain and franco franco. some are carrying the flag of spain under franco or giving fascist salutes others are more restrained they fear that old wounds might be reopened up with the new government is bringing on grass to our society instead of solving real problems the problems facing people who are out of work or retired just stirring up the dust. and. we're in the twenty first century and all of these things should be forgotten.
forgetting this history would be a terrible mistake says francisco friend is the social anthropologist served on a commission that has explored ways to spain to confront its past and its monuments to dictatorship he backs the plan to move franco's remains but i mean this is one of the most important monuments of totalitarian architecture in europe that's exactly how it should be presented in the mob it's essential there's a banner society law and will strengthen our democracy going to the market it's unacceptable that a dictator is honored in a purcell ok that was financed with public money. sylvia franco's removal can't come soon enough only that can give spain a fresh start she says and the country will only find peace if the families of the victims are able to locate and reclaim their relatives remains.
after three tough weeks on the roads of france great thomas as the new tour de france champion thomas only needed to complete the final stage to ensure victory and secure his maiden tour title he becomes the sixth team sky rider in seven years to win roh cycling's top competition cue the celebrations. champagne all round for team sky the end of a triumphant somewhat affronts just like in the last three years what's changed though is that when he himself the right thomas unlikely hero of the welshman secured his first ever told win after completing the rights of paris on sunday it's customary that the race leader is never challenged on the final stage meaning he could enjoy so but competition remain fierce among the sprinters alexander christophe taking the final stage when the shops and music. but only eyes were on chamas as he crossed the finish line. joining him on the podium was teammate chris froome the defending champion having finished third. it's almost picture it was
a dream come true you are going to slug him because it is very summer down the road at home from school to watch the answer that's all the france and the dream is always just to be appalled by. the letter. so another emphatic win for it seems die thanks to the unlikeliest of champions. in motor sports lewis hamilton has extended his lead in the formula one championship after winning the hungary and grand prix the brit led from start to finish it's another blow for his title rival sebastian vettel the gap between the two drivers widens again with less than ten races to go this season. the two miss avies drivers started at the front of the grid with championship leader lewis hamilton in pole position but the ferrari's showed good pace in practice and sebastian vettel in particular was desperate to make up points on hamilton and close the gap in the standings spectators were
hoping. for a tense battle at the hungaroring. but haven't some was as composed as ever on a sweltering circuit and while most eighty's performed perfect pitch stops ferrari caused vettel precious seconds a slow tire change put him a long way behind race leader hamilton. that forced the german to take drastic action to avoid losing even more ground in the championship five laps to go he called off a risky maneuver to get past valtteri bottas and into second place ahead of them hamilton crossed the finish line comfortably in first it's the reigning champions fifth win of the season and it keeps the british driver on course for a fifth while title. race for us if we can for us thank you very much. hamilton now has a twenty four point lead on his rival vettel an advantage that will help him enjoy the upcoming summer break. all right returning now to zimbabwe's elections and gary
hart is here to take a look at the economic implications that's right so we would have a contender when zimbabwe's presidential election he will have to work hard to revive the economy and rest as have shrunk the country in the mugabe years to his business community now hopes that the new president will be able to establish a positive and reliable climate for investment and growth. so for learning egypt anglais did something extraordinary he kept his company james north in business through hyperinflation and the exodus of investors during the mugabe years . but the maker of protective gloves and shoes took a hit nonetheless so full on he had to reduce the number of stars from four hundred to one hundred fifty in the last fifteen years. he hopes the new government will attract foreign capital. having access to. capital will enable us to upgrade to the delivered play puzzle for clubs who. are
worried we do have plans as to what is it that we need to upgrade. the design it upgrades can only become reality as part of a wider economic recovery. zimbabwe's g.d.p. nearly half between two thousand and two thousand and eight alone. this caused the official inflation rate to surge to two hundred thirty one million percent in two thousand and eight. the new president will have to reverse mistakes from the mean ministration refinery farms the mines compensate whites whose land was stolen and stamp out corruption. experts hope that will allow the government to regain the trust of the international community and zimbabwe's people. wall street worries from friday are spreading across global markets today that after the u.s. published stellar growth figures spots there are fears the u.s. economy may be peaking stock exchanges in tokyo shanghai and so broadly posting
declines with european markets following the u s lead analysts are skeptical skeptical about the record four point one percent g.d.p. growth in the u.s. a sustainable consumer spending and a surgeon soybean exports were behind the surge and quarterly growth investors are also holding back head of central bank news this week from the bank of japan to the u.s. federal reserve. now let's shed some light on these developments and talk to cast brashly he's the chief economist at de van joins us now from frankfurt cost those u.s. figures don't seem to impress anyone has u.s. growth really peaked. you know one of the no not really i think the u.s. can still benefit from the from the tax cuts we got under a new president trump and also from the still are out of the low interest rates so i think for two thousand and eighteen the growth picture looks extremely promising for the u.s. economy two thousand and two you might be a different story because then we will see that the stronger dollar the higher
interest rates will probably start to bite and to dent that bit of the recovery well is it really all downhill from here are people just really deliberately trying to talk down a strong u.s. economy. i think it's more as we we have a very long and positive side in the u.s. economy but similar to what we see in in germany almost ten years of continued growth and then obviously it is much easier to predict the next slowdown than predicting a endless continuation of the current recovery i think there is a bit of talking down the entire story but still don't forget we have the the ongoing trade war we have a relatively strong u.s. dollar we have a central bank which has continuously increased our interest rates we have the tax reforms that mr trump which will peter out next year so there are lots of ingredients in place to say that yes two thousand and nineteen will see a slowdown of the u.s. economy but clearly not a recession. what can we expect from the fed this week. no
no action strong words probably also strong words on their intent so that they will or they will give the clear message to financial markets that they are still planning to hike interest rates twice for the until the end of the year i think that we also get a bit of a warning that we had already couple of weeks ago by mr powell namely that a trade war would it would be harmful to all of us especially the u.s. economy are you. confident that a trade war especially between europe and the u.s. has been averted now after the meeting of younger and trump last week on this the no i think specially when it comes to trade we have so much we've heard so many erratic statements coming out of the white house coming out of the u.s. so that i think we have to be extremely cautious it looks much better right now than than
a week ago but i think we need to be extremely cautious because there is no deal there is no agreement so i'm pretty cautious because most of them thank you very much the ongoing trade war between the u.s. and china is now set to hit b.m.w. sales the comic or has been forced to raise prices on its u.s. made as you visa sold in china b.m.w. assembles there are cities in the south carolina factory in spartanburg prices on those vehicles will go up seven percent that's due to the high a terrace that china is imposing on u.s. products since the beginning of july b.m.w. manufactured over one hundred thousand vehicles and book last year which were exported to china. one of germany's warmest summers in decades is forcing us to harvest earlier than ever before they'll begin picking on the sixth of august previous record two thousand and seven two thousand and eleven and two
thousand and fourteen then thinking but then two days later the german wine institute says this is the earliest harvest ever measurements taken in the region over a series of decades show that temperatures have risen every year since one thousand eight. remind off the top stories we're following for you here on t.w. news voters are going to the polls and elections in zimbabwe. the first these are the first elections to be held since formally the robert mugabe was deposed by the army last november. that's a true up to date. from more news coming from the top of the obvious to me and me and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our website and that's. dot com thank you for the much watching the news.
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