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>> hello and welcome to the "journal." yes a in berlin. >> and distillate steve with the business news. >> after a long delay is it, new talks with germany. people flee the of volcano. and another record high for goals as concerned about global economic growth continues. hello and welcome.
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in germany, a controversial shipment has arrived five years -- five days late. the arrival has been repeatedly delayed by protesters. the government said 20,000 police officers to get the shipment through. -- sent 20,000 police officers. >> the container finally rolled into the gates at 9:50 this morning. the police said they were satisfied by the way it was accomplished. >> they brought the delivery safely. >> early on tuesday, police removed the last of the 3000 protesters who had blocked the road for 45 hours. greenpeace activists managed to delay the shipment by 11 hours after they cemented themselves
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in a delivery truck. >> and we did not come here to break any sporting records. it is as serious issue. we wanted to put pressure on the government. i think we did that well. >> the 23 tons of radioactive waste may have made it to their destination. but the protest may have strengthened the anti-nuclear movement. >> this has been galvanized by the government's recent decision. the move increased the pressure to find a permanent storage site for nuclear waste. much of it may be shipped to russia. this only added to the controversy. >> this weekend, disputed transport of radioactive waste was not the last, and germany still do not have a permanent site for the unwanted cargo. now there are suggestions that
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it may be sent to russia. >> this is very dangerous freights. we have to make it clear to the government they have to halt their plans. >> reno that there have been offers from russia to use siberia -- we know there have been offers from russia to use siberia, but not according to german safety standards. that is not responsible. germany has to dispose of its own nuclear waste. >> the environmental minister has not commented, but it is said that he is also against storing radioactive waste in germany. >> he says it is also irresponsible to talk about nuclear waste transport to other countries. that does not make sense. >> currently the government will have to deal with questions and in the coming months. ed >> u.s. president barack obama and the president of
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indonesia have launched a comprehensive partnership between their two countries. obama arrived on the second day of the 10-day tour of asia. the plan is to boost investment and cooperation between the two countries on climate change and combating terrorism. obama will make a speech at the university of jakarta, and which he is expected to reach out to the world. they fear for the safety of missing children. deadly debris and gas clouds have left hundreds of thousands without homes. >> painting, praying, and listening to stories. the children in emergency shelters are seeking distractions to keep them occupied in their temporary new home.
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>> i am it very happy, as they are teaching us many things we would learn in our schools. >> , 280,000 are taking -- almost 280,000 are taking refuge and in the temporary shelters. no one knows how long they will stay. the volcano has been spewing ash for two weeks. the eruptions have claimed 240 lives and injured others. and in jakarta, there are only 10 beds per burn victim. not enough for all the people injured by the hot ash and steam. >> most of the patients have a furnace -- have burns, but their lungs could also be damaged. >> the error in the region is toxic. authorities have called the 20- kilometer radius a danger is done. fearing further eruptions, many
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are fleeing. many have been/ trying for days to get passports. >> three months after pakistan was overwhelmed by massive floods, aid or to reject aid organizations say they depend on outside help. so far, only one-third of the necessary amount has been pledged. >> residents of this village in northwestern pakistan are hopeful as they prepare their emergency quarters for the winter. they have been living outdoors since the summer floods. now there are plans to build several hundred new homes. a delegation from the european commission have come to see the model project. >> considering the magnitude of this disaster, it is very important we not just stand by and do nothing. now we have to take action. the commission hasu allocated 10
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million euros for humanitarian aid. that is unique. >> massive flooding in august submerged of theft of pakistan's territory. it parts of the sindh province are still under water. many are disappointed with the government and the international community. >> we have not received anything we were promised. nobody has come here to help us, including the government. >> sever milon hectaresf agricultural lands are no longer available for farming, driving food prices higher. the recovery will take a long time. >> skeptics often criticized the european union as a top- heavy waste of money. the bureaucracy is quite small considering the number of citizens it represents. it does appear there is room for
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improvement when it comes to spending money. for the 16th year in a row, the european court of auditors has refused to sign off on the budget, citing continued irregulaties. >>he european union's agricultural subsidies consists of nearly half of the year rose at the organization's disposal. often, more acreage is calculated and there is. farmers got more money than it necessary last year. >> we are gaining funds, and by the authorities for making payments. >> while the european union is theoretically responsible for the budget, many payments are made by member states who fail to account for the spending. this system allows plenty of opportunities for fraud. alast year, 5% of funds were
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distributed falsely. it was twice that in the year before. >> we are quite shocked that to a high extent there are no consequences in fields where there is a continuation of errors. >> similar practices are followed and in the distribution of development aid where there is often inadequate expertise. there are still too many irregularities 16 years after the auditors' first critical report. >> irregularities. a lot of money. >> right. the european union imposing fines. 800 billion euros. that is how much british airways is being defined. other airlines a bei fined for fixing freight prices. airlines on both sides of the atlantic were raided.
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they are accused of forming a cartel that set fuel surcharges for freight transport. >> european shares rose to their highest level in two years. there's a strong company earnings reports. the federal reserve in the u.s. and mp morinto the economy. we have this report from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> some people here on the floor cannot really believe it themselves. the run on equities is continuing. the dax posted another two-year high. there is interest in the shares. the of observing -- they are observing a continuing trend with fixed income investments in equities. they think that it allows for
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the value of their investments. one of the losers had a good quarterly results, but there was some debt, the traders said here. there was doubt that their profits could be sustainable in the coming year. >> starting with the close in frankfurt, the dax finished the day at 5787. the blue chips finished at 2890. the dow jones lower at 11,346. the euro at $1.38. the german panel of independent economic advisers -- the five wise men -- have been predicting smooth sailing. the panel promises firm growth next year.
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>> and german companies were producing in high gear most of the year. at the export-driven economy recovered from the global slump faster than most people were predicting. the government panel's figures support that. the panel says that gdp will expand this year following a deep recession in 2009. that forecast is slightly higher than the government's official forecast for the year. for 2011, the panel predicts growth of 2.2%. that was manifest in unemployment figures. the report saidobless totals will drop to less than 3 million next year. and it said the growth is being driven by increasing domestic demand, as well as continuing strong exports, especially in fast-growing markets like china and india. >> bold is near record highs as investors look for state -- gold
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is near record highs as investors look for it safe havens. we have more from this week's g 20 meeting. >> gold has never been worth more than it is now, at least when measured in u.s. dollars. it is thanks to this man, in part. former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan. it was he that slashed interest rates and kept them love -- low. that is when the gold rush began. in 2008, his successor ben bernanke cut rates again and gold is now selling for $1,400. some are asking if the record price may have less to do with the high value of gold than with the low value of the dollar. said chairman bernanke, not only is he keeping interest rates
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close to zero, he is printing more and more money. the world bank president has called for the introduction of a new gold standard, an idea rejected by many analysts. >> we spoke with an analyst and asked if the current gold prices spur worries about the state of the global economy. >> definitely come up reseat the detriment around the globe. -- definitely, we see the detriment around the globe. given the backdrop of an inflationary policy, and the flexibility of asian currencies, they fear the global inflation will pick up to a fast. and people will go to gold as a safe haven. you do not actually have alternative sts. as long as this remains, gold remains quite a good asset. >> the scandal astrakhan at
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bank hsh nordbank has been told to sack its ceo dirk jens nonnenmacher. he faces allegations that he used as security firm to spy on bank employees. >> hsh nordbank were not prepared to keep dirk jens nonnenmacher on any longer. he initially earned good grades for his efforts to stabilize hsh. but allegations of backstabbing on the board and illicit monitoring of employees have emerged. the allegations are being investigated by public prosecutors, as well as two government investigating committees. >> thank you very much. it is the second in a series of race-related shootings, and be
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criminal involved will stay in jail. the 38-year-old suspect is believed to have been involved in as many as 15 sniper attacks that targeted mainly ethnic minorities. one woman was killed and several were wounded. the protestant church and in germany has chosen and i knew had been shipped. he held the position as a caretaker function, and his precessor resigned after being caught drunk driving. he read some 25 billion protestants' in germany. i new era in postwar german history. to mark the anniversary, the president, the premier, unveiled a thing as a bridge outsidberlin. -- unveiled a new bridge outside
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berlin. the fall of the wall in 1989 to the world by surprise and led to german reunification must than one year later. stay with us. stay with us. we will be back with in depth in
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>> hello. welcome back. as germany continues its debate over the role of islam in society, it is looking at ways to help migrants moved in -- move into the mainstream. it does not want to develop so- called open book parallel society is." a pilot program is taking place and in the southn german city of nuremberg. it is called imams for integration. it is showing early signs of success. it is based on the idea that integration can only work if
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imams are familiar with german language and culture. 130 imams will take part in the program over the next year. we have an accompanying one of the imams who just completed the course. >> this imam is accompanying a man from his community to the doctor. many do not speak fluent enough german to cope with such situations. >> my colleague has been ill for a week. >> many turkish patients are simply unable to tell the doctor what is wrong with them. so, the imam is a long to help, with a spot of interpreting. -- it goes along to help.
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>> go to the doctor, get the shots, andt to the cinema. to do this, i need to speak german. >> he has not been in germany very long himself. he is from turkey, like most of the imams here. did not know a lot about life in germany, but he took part in the pilot project, imams for integration. it started in 2007 in nuremberg. >> where do you live? >> [unintelligible] >> where do you come from? >> from turkey. >> my name is lbj i come from
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turkey. -- my name is -- i come from turkey. >> and the clerics occupy a key position in their communities. >> the imam is an important role model. people come to him for advice. young people come to him with their problems. it is totally different if i tell people to learn germany. it is all lot less convincing if the -- then at the imams say it tumor germany -- to learn german. >> he wants to be a bridge builder between germans and the turks. >> and wind power prophet -- when our prophet emigrated from
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medina, he sought communication with the people. >> in turkey, there is no problem with my duties, explaining things to turkish people. but, in germany, there are people in a different culture. >> but what did the people in the community think about the imam practice in irregular verbs? -- practicing a regular verbs? >> it is important so he can welcome non-turkish visitors, for example. >> he is interested personally. so, he is always making an effort to learn something new.
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>> for some of the imams, it is a two-hour journey each day to go to the course. >> what we do in this group and how, when do we need help? then we make the draft. >> what are you doing there? >> we are making a poster for the integration project. >> often, they still have to carry out their full range of clerical duties, such as school visits. it helps them overcome concerns
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and initiate contacts. >> he is a boy's grandfather. he wants to find out how his grandson is doing. that is why we are here. >> he enjoys playing with other children very much. and he is very good at mental arithmetic. >> i think it is important for dialogue that the imam supports this and enables us to have a better dialogue with germans. >> i think it definitely carries more weight with the parents of a turkish child. i'd think it is very important 20 imam -- i think it is very
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important win the -- when the imam is there. >> [speaking german] >> everyone happy? >> i think everyone is very pleased. it is great to do this. >> october 2010. the first phase of the imams for integration pilot project is complete. this woman from nuremberg will serve her community as a religious liaison after completing the course at the top of her class. >> the main point was communication. it helped a great deal. >> this imam agrees the course
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was worthwhile. >> my contribution will help. in to build bridges between turkish people and germans. -- i am to build bridges between turkish people and germans. >> but learning a german intensively alongside their regular pastoral duties takes a lot of effort. >> it is difficult. >> what is difficult? >> is getting up early, traveling, then coming back, learning german until midday, speaking, and reading. it was all a bit difficult. but you do it. >> the imams are proud of their achievements. they find that the 10-month
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integration course has prepared them for their work in germany. >> andhat ha been our in debt. we hope you enjoyed it. goodbye. -- and that has been our in- depth. captioned by the national captioning institute
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ow! of course. thank you. i'd call her honeydew goodbody, not lisa. the very fact that she is called lisa proves that she exists.
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