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host: live from your world -- from your headquarters in berlin, this is your world news. host: another dramatic rescue attempt on the mediterranean. 40 migrants lose their lives as their boat thing. all of this cut on camera. host: millions of passengers affected when workers in germany go on strike. this is just the beginning. host: and fresh allegations of corruption in qatar.
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post: more migrants have died trying to cross the mediterranean to italy. and it happened as a rescue vessel was approaching that it was to think most of the people. here is more. reporter: this is the moment dozens of people's last were saved. those who managed to scramble aboard the there and have survived an arduous journey. but others remain flailing in the water. african -- my friend for you cannot send. for them, that the very dangerous moment indeed. as the rescue continues, the panic for the inflatable rafts only seems to grow. the vessel is slowly thinking. will those afford end up in the
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water deco -- in the water? later when everyone is in the vote results of panic of player. in motion months people have drowned, they are the latest victims from european crisis. class when i talked to the children committee to me were -- >> when i talked to the children, they told me they were in two different things. in one vote, they were all saved. in the other vote, some say around 40 people, while into the sea and did not know how to swim, so they drowned. >> days after the rescue, the boat has stopped in italy. for those who survived, the ordeal is over, but they ace and uncertain future in europe. meanwhile, the dramatic rescue has reminded european that the immediate crisis -- immigrant crisis is far from over. >> it appears they have given up
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any attempt at windowdressing over the greek crisis. >> earlier they had admitted they had been to optimistic. >> adds to the pressure on athens with time running out and the next loan repayment coming due later this month. alexis hubris has been government for 100 days and still is treading water. greases international -- greece's international donors have been treading water. at the beginning of the year the european union forecast a 2.5% growth rate for greece, but has since realized that was too optimistic. >> however, in light of the persistent uncertainty and a downward -- persistent uncertainty, a downward revision has been unavoidable. now we expect growth of 0.5% in
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2015. >> and even weaker economy means less revenue. and the treasury is already running on empty. that has prompted a morning from the international monetary fund. even if debt repayment archive greece still won't be able to cut its expenses. -- are cut greece still will be able to cut its expenses. so the greek government has gone on tour again to drum up support. and on wednesday, the ecb will discuss whether to increase liquidity lifeline for greek things -- greek banks that would ease the immediate credit crunch in athens. facing big delays and travel disruptions after a walkout by train operators in germany. >> this is the eighth work stoppage in 10 months. that makes it the longest so far. a small, but powerful [no audio]
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if negotiating power in the future. >> and the warnings are already out there that the strike could have a big impact on the german economy. here is this report from berlin's main train station. >> this was the scene of berlin's main train station this morning. on an average day, some 300,000 have passed through here. things are quite different today. at this time of the day, crowds are usually rushing up the escalator. only one third of all trains are running, and most passengers did not show up. and many of those who did are simply stuck. >> i've got a number of stops to go to. i hope it's only in germany. from here to warsaw, to the ukraine. >> more preparation would have been required. strike should hurt but when it
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affects you personally, it is not very pleasant. many passengers are angry the strike was announced at such short notice, just a day in advance, in fact. the walkout has left many tourists stranded and many did not find out in time to make alternative arrangements. some trains are still running but it's only one third of the usual number. and these trains are urgently needed, because alternatives are rare. organized carpools and buses are mostly booked, and flying on such a strike day is especially expensive. some people are trying their luck in spite of the strike. >> we recently began traveling by train again. initially, we were impressed. but if we go touring cities again, we will go by car. [whistle] >> four-door javon -- four
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deutsche bahn, it could cause nasty damage to the rail operators image. >> that is our bitter experience. many customers do not see it as a viable transport any longer. they have switched to buses or take a car. >> it is kind of a mixed picture, what people are experiencing on the first day of the strike. those who are really dependent on the train to get along somehow, if ashley on longest insist but -- especially on long distances. but it may be necessary to change trains a couple of times on the same route and to dilute -- to deal with the delay of several hours. >> and as oliver mentioned, the strike is just getting started. we spoke to our correspondent at berlin central station. we put it to him that this time around there seemed to be less and the for the strikers. but before -- because for german
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it feels harder and harder tracks identify themselves with the goal of this labor does which is not mainly about higher wages for train drivers and conductors something that many people on the street may actually agree to but rather about more power for a single union and its leader. that is just difficult to find support for in the public. also, the series of strikes has caused major inconvenience for people trying to live their everyday lives. you have to imagine that a train services are regularly canceled, that is certainly upsetting. if the trains run at all it generally takes longer because connections are not being made. i talked to people whose regular train schedule the journey would take four hours and it ended up more than 12. that certainly does not heighten sympathy. >> thank you very much. >> we're going to move now from
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train strikes to car industry infighting. >> ceo martin went to court told shareholders today that the board chairman, the power struggle is finally over. >> it was a show of unity. volkswagen martin new corn was joined by his board members. the auto has 12 separate brand but recently it has not been the cars making headlines. management dispute with the country patriarch -- the company patriarch has overshadowed everything else. he didn't show up at today's shareholder meeting. >> the doctor was an outspoken genius in the field of automobiles. history will probably rank him alongside henry ford and fed and on porsche. what he did recently was very unprofessional stop he tried to
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start a war. >> he resigned [no audio] it was time to pull together and get back to business. >> the volkswagen name stands 14 spirit and a strong performance -- stands for team spirit and a strong performance by everybody. >> vw still makes its money on conventional cars, but he wants to position volkswagen to become the world's number one mobility provider. so, last year's operating profit was a record 12.7 you billion euros. investors want that kind of support to continue. >> at what investors want and what they expect to happen are two different things. conrad and does -- then does his take of things from the floor of the frankfurt. >> big words from volkswagen ceo, but they did not impress
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investors. there were many losers this today. neither were investors impressed by strong earnings reports. the bank ubs, even lufthansa all of these companies posted higher earnings than analyst predict it. what made the move -- the mood turned sour this today was fresh economic data from the u.s. it has become more likely that the first quarter gdp for the right will have to be revised downward again and revise below zero. >> let's take a closer look at the days trading numbers. the volume at the same amount, finishing at 546. the dow currently in negative territory as well. the euro that $1.12.
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>> jean marine le pen, the founder of the far right national front in france has disowned his daughter, who is now the party leader, marine le pen. >> marine suspended him from the party on monday after he refused to attend a disciplinary hearing over remarks in which he called the 90 gas chambers --the nazi gas chambers "a detail of history. up -- "a detail of history." fears are mounting over more unrest in baroody. -- mond -- burundi. the court has been the way for the controversial third form for the president. -- third term for the president. collect the country constitutional court held its ruling would persuade protesters
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such as these to go home. but they have no plans to back down. on the contrary -- x even if 1000 people are killed, we are not stopping the protests. if people in the capital city die, we will not stop the protests. if they kill anybody in this area, that is when they will have started the. we will make sure we get to the capital. >> the number of casualties have been writings since the demonstrations began nearly two weeks ago. their goal is to force the president to withdraw his candidacy for next month's election. they say his bid to run for a third term violates both the country constitution and the peace accord that ended a 15 year long civil war in burund i. but the government disagrees. >> we are asking everybody to stop the protest and go back to work. and prepare themselves for good
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and peaceful elections. >> seems like this near the capital are unlikely to calm the situation. [gunfire] >> the protesters appear to be unarmed. it is still unclear if the police are using live ammunition or if anyone died in this exchange. unease is also growing in the international community. u.s. secretary of state john kerry says he is deeply concerned about the president's failure to respect the constitution. and more than 22,000 have fled to neighboring country, fearing an escalation of the con licked and more violent -- the conflict and more violence. correctly will take a short one minute break. don't go away.
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correctly will be back in one minute. -- >> we will be back in one minute. >> we are proof to the banks
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that our kind are equal opportunity. >> welcome back. u.n. backtalk aimed at ending the civil war in syria are going on right now in switzerland. >> the talks were not peace talks, but rather structured discussions necessary to bring the conflict did parties to the negotiating tables. experts estimate more than 200,000 have died in the four-year conflict. collect a major question of those talks, how much power does the regime of the president bashar al-assad still have? >> attention has been drawn to his shortage of soldiers and money. rebel groups seem to be receiving more outside. -- outside support. class -- >> islamist rebels jump
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into action, fighting off a counterattack by the steering army -- the syrian army. the rebels are part of a new alliance of hard-line islamists and the syrian branch of al qaeda. they see a strategic city 10 days ago and now government troops are fighting back. but the rebels are holding strong. they have also pushed back president bashar al-assad posts -- president bashar al-assad's troops. the rebels took control of the capital in the via a few weeks ago. they have moved even closer to the mediterranean coast. it is the heartland of the country out of white minority. -- the country's aloueitte minority. those who stay are happy that the rebels are here.
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>> thank god that the opposition has taken over this city. now, there is no trace of the regime or its killing squads. but we are still suffering from airstrikes and bombing attacks. >> the rebels sent an opportunity and they are ready to advance another part of inland province. they have little interest in u.n. led peace talks in geneva. >> if a political solution was still possible -- is lyrical solution was so possible at the first two geneva conferences. and now all that matters is what happens on the battlefield. a third conference is just an attempt to rescue a thought. >> the suit -- rescue assad. >> the two sides are not interested in a resolution to the conflict, no matter what happens. >> 18 of german journalists has come out with a documentary raising fresh allegations of corruption behind fif and its
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president. acollect the allegations come as the battle for power over fee for -- over fifa continues. greg -- greg it is barely a month since they attended the conference side-by-side. now the confederation of african football president's faces corruption accusations. his accuser worked on the qatar world cup bid. on tv, she said she witnessed bribery. two men were offered over 1.3 million euros each for their votes. and the parties haggled over the psalms. the corruption allegations are not the first we made against -- and they haggled over the sums of money. it corruption allegations are not the first that have been
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made againstfifa. class it seems like we have been here before. let's bring in our sports desk. it's almost like a broken record, isn't it? what more do we know about the latest allegations? >> [no audio] doing these documentary and researching these allegations of alleged corruption. they went to the source, to doha , and they were looking at all of the stadiums being built for the 2022 world cup. i don't even want to go into how horrific the situation is there. these people are working for less than an ways. they are living like animals, basically. i've never seen anything like it before. what is fifa doing about it? i met a woman that used to be the spokesperson for the qatar 2022 soccer bid and she had come out
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with allegations saying that she was in rwanda in africa witnessing in 2010 a bribe by representatives of qatar. >> she saw it. greg she was in the room -- >> she was in the room, and two men were offered $1.5 million in bribes. it is very disturbing all around. >> fifa and had allegations of corruption in the past. nothing ever seems to happen. why should this time be different? >> i don't know that it will be but frankly you have to have the board of directors be above the president. and not be so connected to the president. and if that can happen, then you get away from this old boys network. these politicians he is protecting, they think he is a great person. and i'm not saying he has not
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done a lot of good things. certainly, he helped to get the world cup to south africa, and that is where you getting a lot of support. he will have the support of those 54 votes from african nations more than half of what he needs to be voted in. >> your prediction is that he will stay where he is. quite -- >> yes. >> thank you for shedding light on something that has a dark feel to it. thank you. staying with soccer, first semi final and the champions league is already underway. >> that is right, but here in germany, everyone is looking forward to wednesday thing between barcelona and munich. it is sure to be a big match for the coach, because he will be returning to face his former club. >> this is familiar turf for him. he was the coach here for four years, but right now has no time
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for sentimentality. >> without a doubt, i want to win. i want to win. barcelona was everything then, but i'm here to win. but -- >> but that could prove difficult. they have more injured players than they've seen in a long time. there is still that mendacity -- rondofski kenneth lay, but -- can play, but it remains to be seen. goals in barcelona the season already. collect if he plays like i know he can, then he will be unstoppable. but guardiola has a definite advantage. and the star striker remembers well. collect enough with all very
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well, not just me, but everyone. he is someone who doesn't leave things to chance. >> and that definitely applies to the champions league semi final. >> here in berlin, a major new museum is being built. and it has just hired the current director of the british museum to put it on the cultural map. >> ewan mcgregor was officially introduced as the new head of the board, taking on this cultural challenge. the new museum is being built in the heart of berlin where the old city palace once stood. it will look like the palace on the house, but will remain an intellectual building site that was never finished. >> never finished. here's the new man. >> with me now is ewan mcgregor. you have been named the interim director, a job that many in
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arts would kill for. it is a hotly debated building site here in berlin. that begs the question why? >> there's a new possibility. the berlin collections are astonishingly rich and allow you to tell the story of humanity's the beginning of two today. -- up to today. [no audio] to address the big questions of human existence here in culture that is the great opportunity it offers. that is why it is not just for berlin and europe, but for the whole world, such an important possibility. >> you just said that you felt that the berlin collections have potential to say. have you want that to impact the cultural map? >> the berlin collections have been magnificently researched academically. what has not been done to date
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is to use them together to look at the questions -- the big questions. and to engage not just the berlin public, but the whole world in that undertaking. what we are looking for now is the community of scholars and creators worldwide to tell the story of these objects to the world. the collection comes from the whole world, and being interpreted by the world, and being used by humanity. >>'s many in britain feel they are losing a trash -- a national treasure. what is a national treasure for you? >> i think that is a very silly idea. the real treasures are the objects that sit in collections. and which every generation can use differently. berlin is a great cosmopolitan city. it is a great world city. and the idea of the collections being the world in berlin, and
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represent berlin in the world, that is clearly the great steps that can be taken in the next 16 years. >> you mcgregor, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> back in the studio as we wrap up this edition of the journal. i am brent goff with our national treasure right here. >> [laughter] thanks for watching. we are back at the top of the hour. >> see you then. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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