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brent: this is dw news live from berlin. tonight, an asylum seeker in germany is now a terror suspect. police say he should have been deported last year. the main and 15 others were picked up an anti-terror raids around the city of frankfurt overnight. the suspect is wanted in connection with a terror attack in tunisia they killed more than 20 people. also, coming up. lawmakers vote by a big majority to clear the way for brexit.
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the government may be able to keep to a brexit timetable. president trump: he's a man of our country and demand that our country really needs. and needs badly. to ensure the rule of law. and the rule of justice. brent: u.s. president donald trump announces neil gorsuch for his nominee to chie justice of the supreme court. who is he? i'm brent goff, good to have you with us. tonight, german police are holding a man suspected of being involved in the 2015 easy him attack in tunisia. it left more than 20 people dead. the suspect was one of 16 picked up in raids in and around the city of frankfurt overnight. the state prosecutor says that the tunisian man had been in
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custody in germany until late last year. and that he had been released. but kept under close surveillance. the prosecutor said the police had moved to foil a plot in the early stages. what that pot was about has not been released. reporter: the 36-year-old tunisian was arrested during an early morning raid on 54 locations in and around the city of frankfurt. he is suspected of recruiting and trafficking people for the islamic state. he is believed to have been building a terror network, preparing an attack in germany. 15 other suspects are also being investigated. there was no danger of an immediate terror attack. with this arrest, we have closed the pipeline. we have taken this person out of the network. the authorities are certain that they have arrested one of the
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people responsible for attacking the bardo museum in 2015. 20 museum goers were shot and tunisia put out a word for this man's arrest. just like the case of the man that attacked the berlin christmas market, the suspect could not be deported. authorities had to release him from custody last november. he was under 24 hour surveillance in germany. the german interior minister admits that the number of potential terrorists has been on the rise for months. seen objectively, the situation has gotten more difficult. but they decided to arrest suspects more quickly. you want them to know that we are keeping an eye on them. today, the german government agreed on tougher measures.
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today's arrests are a success. german security is dependent on others and better cooperation of its own authorities. brent: for more now, we are joined by simon young who is on the story for us. hello to you, simon. the suspect that we are reporting on tonight was wanted in connection with two bomb attacks. there are some striking similarities to this story and the berlin christmas truck attack, right? simon: well, in that this man is associated with islamist terror and he is known to the authorities. he has been in custody here in germany, as you have already reported. and he was released for the same reason that the christmas berlin
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market attacker who killed 12 people just before christmas. the same reason. he was released. although germany wanted to deport him to tunisia and tunisia said they were ready for that to happen. they were going to the process of making that happen. the paperwork took too long to arrive. that is why both of those people were released. the difference is, perhaps, in this case, police continue to monitor him and keep him under 24 hour surveillance since his release last november. and continue the investigations that led to this operation today. brent: looking for this man, were they planning to arrest him? or did he get swept up in the radioactive -- in the raid? simon: it looks like they were
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targeting him specifically. he is said to be the recruiter, the head of the network. the islamist network on behalf of the so-called islamic state, this is the coordinated release -- coordinated police raid. more than 50 locations, particularly around the state of hessen in central germany and around the city of frankfurt. they picked this man up knowing who he was. and with very clear intent, i think. brent: our political correspondent simon young. thank you very much. britain has just taken another step to begin the end of its membership in the european union. in the first round of voting, the house of commons just approved a draft proposal to
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trigger brexit. 498 in favor, 114 against. prime minister theresa may said the government published the strategy for leaving the eu tomorrow. the brexit bill is to be debated for the second time next week. let's pull in our correspondent from london whose following the debate for us. it is a complete success for the prime minister. reporter: certainly a very clear majority. they voted against this. it was over two days and was very well attended. a lot voiced their reservations. even from the conservative side. it is almost tragic that most
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mp's were initially against the european union. those mp's are really torn between their conscious and what the -- 20 between their conscience and what the voters demanded of them. they felt the need to vote for the government which leaves the government and liberal democrats to be the nuance and fight. it looks like theresa may will get her way. brent: is she going to get her way with the clock? she wants to trigger the brexit negotiations next month. will she be able to stick to her timetable? reporter: it does look like it
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at the moment. she has quite an ambitious target. it also needs to go to the house of lords. they have said how uneasy they are with leaving europe at this point in time. the closeness to the united states which is what the government is trying to achieve to have trade deals with the u.s.. it is -- it has some people uneasy about that. the british government is determined to push through. and it looks like a fairly hard exit. this is something a lot of mp's will not like because they fear for the economic consequences. brent: in london, monitoring
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that first round of voting. the conflict in eastern ukraine is threatening the flareup yeat again. it backing a resolution calling for an immediate return to a cease-fire in eastern ukraine. it comes after an increase in fighting that left 13 people ad and many residents without electricity. tuesday was the third day of fighting between russian backed separatists and government forces. [bang] reporter: heavy artillery and rockets raining down in eastern ukraine. residential areas are once again in the crosshairs amid a new out worst of fighting, forcing -- outburst of fighting. centers offer basic shelter from the elements. most are cut off. orson residence to go without
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power or gas heating. it is five degrees celsius at our place. i cannot cook food. there is no gas supply. we have two small children and it's cold. that's why i came here. at a cabinet meeting in kiev, technical teams are ready to restore water and electrical supplies once the shelling of the town stops. >> as soon as the russians make a decision and stop shelling, teams will restore services in the situation will be under control. at nato headquarters in end to the conflict. >> we call for an immediate return to the cease-fire. and they withdraw of all her weapons -- our weapons under the minsk agreements.
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we want the violence to come to an end. reporter: the russian foreign minister blamed ukraine for the recent violence saying that the provocations have brought the situation to a deadlock. there's no end to the violence in sight. it could be a long winter for residents of ukraine's east. brent: they have been told to leave. israel he police have begun -- israeli police of begun evicting settlements. a village has been ruled that it must be demolished. but the protesters are refusing to move. reporter: shortly after noon, security forces made their way across this disputed piece of land.
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many settlers are not willing to leave in silence. some of them put up a fight as police approached. from behind makeshift barricades, they threw roxette said fires to piles of trash. after 350 people live inside their own homes, they continued to battle with the police by refusing to vacate the properties. to carry me out. i will not lay a hand on them, but they will have to drag me away from here. many israelis travel here to help residents resist being evicted. not always peacefully. >> evacuating more than 20 buildings.
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it includes border police and riot police. a 14 officers have been injured from stones. liquids are thrown at them. reporter: the eviction order has been long awaited by the palestinians. they have an option which has already gained international support. we have been waiting for the eviction of the settlers. the israeli forces are trying to remove the settlers running towards the mountains. hopefully it will be evacuated and the land returned to us as it used to be. this is always been our dream. this vision for the future can
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remain as that for some time to come. the government announced the construction of 3000 new settlement homes in the west bank. brent: you are watching dw news. we will take a 62n0-second brea. stick aroudn. nd.
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brent: welcome back to dw news, live from berlin. one of them was wanted in connection with the terror attack in tunisia back in 2015 that killed more than 20 people. the fight is on. donald trump's pick for the vacant seat is facing strong criticism from the democrats. neil gorsuch, a renowned
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conservative was meeting with mitch mcconnell on wednesday after his nomination for the nation's highest court. they call on republicans to consider changing the senate rules. it would be unprecedented in the confirmation process of a supreme court judge. lots of things. it is in the global institute. we know that neil gorsuch is a conservative. if he is confirmed, what will it mean for the hot button issues like women's rights, gay rights, and gun rights? guest: thank you for inviting me. he is a conservative judge.
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he would cement the conservative majority on the supreme court. it has been conservative in the majority since 1971. it hasn't always ruled in the ways that social conservatives would like it. with neil gorsuch, any hope of liberals that the supreme court might have a leftist majority in the near future dies. during the first trump term, there is a possibility the conservative majority will really be very overwhelming. it would give social conservative groups that have been fighting against the right
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to abortion or gay rights, they may see a possibility in the coming years of bringing cases to the supreme court which would reverse the progress that was made in favor of gay rights and women's rights. brent: the democrats have indicated that they plan to fight this confirmation. but they don't have a majority. not in any house of congress. what can they do? guest: the supreme court nominees are only confirmed in the senate. republicans have a narrow majority of 52 members. if they get less than 60 votes altogether, if less than eight democrats support neil gorsuch,
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the rest of the minority could block the nomination through a filibuster. meaning they will simply delay any kind of photo -- any kind of vote by giving prolonged speeches and prevent a vote from taking place. they need to collect eight votes from the democratic party, then i have a filibuster proof majority of votes and he can be confirmed. that is relatively unlikely at the moment. brent: it will all come down to the numbers in the end. professor, thank you for taking the time to be on the show. it is the first big monetary policy meeting of the trumpet
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administration. the fed is playing it safe. reporter: that's right. they are holding interest rates where they are between point five and .75. they are signaling that economic growth is not in line with expectations. markets barely budged on the news already, expecting the fed to hold off raising interest. india up new budget is out today and aimed at helping the poor and boosting business. they want to slash red tape and to give 90% of businesses some form of tax cut. this is after the recent disaster d monetization. reporter: it was a hotly
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anticipated -- key to winning back support. >> preparing this budget has been to spend more in rural areas. reporter: it has been three months since the prime minister shock move to scrap rupee notes. it removed 86% of the cash in circulation and triggered economic chaos. the effects were devastating. in many cases, leading to a shutdown in business. >> we have to remember in recent months, farmers have borne the brunt. and he struggled to find cash. many have faced financial ruin.
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spending will be a way to help lift people out of poverty. reporter: it includes plans for an employment scheme and for sanitation projects. half of the population does not have a bank account. reporter: deutsche bank has been wrapped by u.k. authorities. they are accused of facilitating $10 billion of money laundering out of russia. blaming systems and controls, saying that deutsche bank -- the fca imposed its largest ever fine for money laundering violations with over 190 million euros. some say the fine just isn't big
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enough. >> let's not kid ourselves. individuals haven't been held to account, and that is critical in these cases. reporter: they are getting a big slice of the action. reporter: equipped with the biggest imax screen and revenues of $6 million in 2016. a veritable cinema boom is unfolding in china. there are more screens now than in the u.s. china is the world's most populous country. they prefer the big screen over
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computer. >> i can't feel the reality when i watch movies on the computer. it feels like the pictures are pasted onto the screen. in the cinema, i can enjoy the 3-d or 4-d. and i feel like the pictures are surrounding me. a city of 22 million people added about 70 new cinemas in 2015 and another 100 in 2016. big screens are coming to smaller towns and rural areas, too. the ticket seller has nothing to do. the ticket collector reclines in the back of the theater staring at his phone. they might be building cinemas, but no one is coming to see the show. there aren't many people watching movies in country towns .
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theoretically, a cinema should make profit from showing movies and selling tickets. but for us, we have to count a lot on renting the halls out for activities and companies for conferences. or selling drinks and popcorn just to break even. many rural movie fans have gotten used to smaller screens. china might be powering ahead to become one of the biggest movie markets. reporter: and that is it from the business desk for now. brand, you have an interesting question? brent: have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a viking for a night? in the scottish shetland islands , being a viking involves chanting, marching, and lots of fire.
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the locals build a replica viking ship and set it ablaze in a night of revelry. a fire festival honoring their ancestors from centuries past. if i did not pronounce that correctly, please tweet me a correction. there you go. here is a reminder of the top stories we're following for you. british lawmakers have voted to clear the way for brexit. the proposal they debated for two days has to go through more stages before it becomes law. i will be back with the day. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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