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w. w news law from borough land it is the biggest data breach of data in german history now police have detained a suspect personal details of hundreds of celebrities and politicians and their children were stolen and posted on the internet we will have the details of the arrest and ask why a german authorities have been so slow to react also coming up a state of emergency has been declared in parts of southern germany and austria after snowfall unprecedented levels
a number of people are dead and for these are warning the situation could be about to get much worse. wrestling with sexism and abuse in america report on how one high school in pittsburgh is using sports to try and encourage male teenagers to change their behavior toward women and girls. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program german police have arrested a suspect in the hacking case that saw stolen data from one of from one some one thousand politicians and celebrities including chancellor angela merkel the personal information was then made available on the internet the data was released on twitter in the run up to christmas personal phone numbers home and e-mail addresses they were made public and in some cases also private messages and for.
authorities learned about the data theft late last week. and our chief political editor michelle because there has been following those developments so at this point mahela what more do we know. well police here in germany are about to start a press conference where we are due to learn more details about this of arrest of a twenty year old man in the state of hester before his flat was search so clearly there was some. criminal ating evidence there and we're also hearing that he is indeed talking to the police what we don't know is whether this indeed is the man the hacker who became known as all bits this is the twitter account from which this data the sensitive data that is so exposed to many politicians here in germany and sparked a whole new debate about data security whether that indeed is the man that the police has in custody right now and authorities themselves are there also coming
under fire we have to mention for their response to this data breach what is the nature of the criticism. well there's several levels to this first of all why did it take all sorts he's so long to detect this data breach already pretty early on in december individual cases were reported but the key there was a failure to put the pieces together and that allowed this twitter account to release successively this sensitive information in an advent calendar style so there are big question marks over why this was detected and also the immediate response although the services here in germany have been working with individuals and there's great concern now in the general public about how prepared the german defense mechanisms are some of them only temporary in actually fighting off such a data breach and what steps politicians themselves taking in fact that the sense
has been created this is been a wake up call also moment where politicians themselves are collectively discovering how serious an issue this is. with a view from berlin thank you. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world a far right german lawmaker has been seriously injured by unknown assailants in the city of braman police say that frank magnet's a local leader of the a.f.p. party was hospitalized after being beaten unconscious the attack is believed to be politically motivated. at least four people have been killed and more than two hundred injured in a train crash in the south african capital potoroo local media say that two commuter trains collided head on during morning rush hour there's been no official word on the cause of the carnage the north korean leader kim jong un is in beijing for talks with china's president xi jinping the visit was announced nearly simultaneously by north korean and chinese state media it's kim's fourth visit to
beijing in less than a year a second summit between him and u.s. president donald trump is likely to be on the agenda at this meeting. turkish president has criticized comments made by u.s. national security adviser john bolton over kurdish militia forces in syria bolton says the u.s. forces will only withdraw from syria if guarantees the security of kurdish fighters in the country on the reviews those forces as terrorists bolton is set to depart turkey without need to go on in an apparent snub over the disagreements. well now to the story of a growing diplomatic tiff between the e.u. and the u.s. after the trumpet ministration downgraded the status of brussels diplomatic mission in washington this step seen as a slap in the face for europe was exclusively reported by the e.u. sources in brussels are now insisting that the mission status has since been
restored but the move of paris to be in line with donald trump's long one opposition to big european union and other international bodies. and joining me now is g. w.'s brussels bureau chief max holzman so max why is this just coming to light now . apparently it took the european union officials in washington a while to figure things out according to sources of our studio in washington the diplomats in washington noticed that they weren't invited to the same events or at least not as much as they were in the past and the last straw was the funeral of george bush sr the former us president who died in november and the state funeral took place at the beginning of december and that's when the the ambassador of the e.u. invested to the us of a notice that he wasn't called upon. normal position where used to be called upon but he was last to be called upon and that's when they got
official confirmation that yes they had been downgraded so how is this gone down in brussels. well to tell you the truth a lot of people are not aware of this happening actually we try to talk to a lot of people in the most say they don't know even the u.s. mission to the e.u. says officially they are looking into this and you know what that is code for that's code for we just don't know but of course there were talks between the e.u. and the u.s. following the funeral of george bush sr and that's when we learned from some of our sources that apparently the protocol larry status of the ambassador of the e.u. to the u.s. since has been reinstall to the former position. you know we mentioned that this appears to be in line with trump's you know general opposition to both the european union other international bodies so so i mean next where can we possibly see u.s. relations going from here given this move. well expectations you know for the
diplomatic virtues of the trump administration here in brussels are very low so i wouldn't say this is a huge surprise and the main battlefield is not diplomatic between the u.s. and the u.s. the moment it's trade that's where the e.u. was wheeling and dealing mainly because there is still this threat to impose tariffs on e.u. carmakers which would be especially dim for for the for the germans that are the main experts as of course to the u.s. from the from the european union of course of that's where they're trying to make things move otherwise diplomatically speaking i think it's safe to say that nobody's really surprised that the trump administration would do something like that max hoffman with the view from brussels thank you max heavy snowfall and avalanches in austria and germany have claimed at least five lives many people are missing some one point five metres of snow has fallen in the
northern alps in less than a week thousands of tourists are now stranded in villages and more snow is expected this week train services and roads have been disrupted and authorities have warned that the risk of avalanches remains high. this ski village in austria is all but deserted. roads are closed rescue helicopters grounded residents and tourists were forced to evacuate after it was inundated with snow there's an old in the red if it's really going for the light there was only took this necessary precaution because we couldn't guarantee that there would be adequate food and medical supplies for. rescuers are searching for missing people and more teams are on standby the extreme weather has hampered their efforts residents were also caught off guard. you know where i was alone and raced here i'm never seen anything like this in the last fifty five years. in southern germany
officials have declared a state of emergency schools are closed and train services have been suspended residents are overwhelmed programs have been in the loft of. getting up at three am to clear the snow otherwise it's not manageable i'm never seen so much snow fall in such a short period. probably knew the leap into could. daily life has been up ended here as officials struggle to clear the snow many people are unable to go to work or buy groceries. this knee is that if the. the snow is too heavy and wet to move with the plows. the trees are also snapping under the weight of the snow which is dangerous for motorists and why we've had to close a lot of streets father why can't he just was not it does have some frisbee. more snow is expected in the coming days and the risk of avalanches remains high.
all the world anti-doping agency officials have finally been given access to a moscow laboratory today and a long running saga over state sponsored cheating in russian sports russian misstate december thirty first deadline to handover data from the drug testing lab prompting calls for new sporting sanctions against the country a committee of the world doping agency will consider the next step at a key meeting next week. a new study shows that up to forty percent of women in america say they were abused by a male while at school or college at near a fricker reports one school in pittsburgh pennsylvania is trying to change that it is using sports to raise awareness among teenage boys and girls about sexual harassment. testosterone is in the air resting teammates carried high school is preparing for the next competition but coach leonard our bitch doesn't just teach
sports he has another topic on his agenda respectful behavior towards women and girls after each training together through cool down talk today's topic the problem of blaming girls for sexual harassment how do you how do you think something like that affects the person that got grabbed you know you not only did you get assaulted not only were you disrespected but your fault. is never that's a moment when you have depression and suicide anxiety but even the smallest thing can have the biggest impact on someone's life that's their conversations they have resonate with the boy. women are looked like he said in society and you know it's a problem i mean we should all be created before you know they should be doing the same thing but. you know it's just that it's something we need to talk about
fully comprehend why it's made me look at them from a different perspective like see what they have to go through on sometimes a daily basis and it just makes me respect them more and it makes the way that you know change i learn that this is a huge issue that isn't the reason we don't aren't hearing about it before because it's not being brought to light like it should be and that this program was really good to help through that. our bitch and his rescuers take part in a program called coaching boys into men and uses the trusting relationship between coaches and their team to discuss healthy relationships and violence prevention some the most rewarding stuff that has come about with doing with their kids because here are the conversations that they have that i'm not involved with i've overheard holding each other accountable one kid says something that another kid finds disrespectful or there are comparable with i've heard them correct each other
at the moment only the boys are being coached or the girls on the team think their fellow female students also have a thing or two to learn about respectful behavior it's sad how many girls like hate on each other and like they. do you can't get a compliment from a girl when you get a compliment from the rose like she don't really mean and stuff like that so it's like we also need as well because we degrade each other a lot coach believes the sessions will benefit everyone in the long run and he's sure his athletes will be role models for their pain use. you're watching news still to come on the program the man who saved japan's second biggest carmaker gets his j. in a tokyo court cargoes gone says that he did not commit tax fraud his lawyers want him early and it may look like the ghost rider of b.m.w.
hopes that self driving motor cycles could and traffic jams it's one of the innovations at this year's consumer electronics show in las vegas. all that more coming up in just a minute with i'm sara kelley in berlin thank you so much for watching. every day. her. how do you want to live in a radical way discover the bauhaus code to help world starts january thirteenth on w. c her first day at school in the jungle. clearly listen.