still in falling short of the number needed to change the in increasing the president's power. francois hollande announces that china has indeed agreed on the need for compliance checks as part of a climate deal, one month ahead of an important human summit in paris. >> we begin in moscow, where the top official says the plane lost speed right before the crash. however, he is no technical fault could have caused the airbus a320 to break up in the air. theers is quoting a sort in
-- a source that the plane was not struck from outside. russian investigators say the plane broke up at high altitude over the sinai peninsula. 224 people aboard were killed. their bodies have since been returned to russia via st. petersburg. where most of the tourists came from. more on this story as investigators race to ascertain what caused the russian airline crash. more carriers have announced they will reroute flights to avoid the region. but before we go to that story, let's talk first of all to a specialist on jihadist movements here at "france 24 pickup we the islamicims from state group that they are responsible for the downing of this plane. how powerful our that? that there was a
jihadi group which was present in the sinai since many years, and who got stronger since the takeover of power by general sec. -- by general cc. manyow that they attacked -- israel may times, they attacked the egyptian army on a daily basis. they do not have a stronghold, but they are holding a guerrilla war against the army. talents. many towns. so they are strong enough, especially since the egyptian army destroyed many villages on the frontier between gaza and with israel, which made them more popular among the local population. annette: the thing is, at the moment we are getting there is conflicting reports. we have one source quoted by
, saying it appears the plane was not struck from outside. that it was an external factor. when they claim responsibility, they normally are the ones indeed responsible, r.j.? >> exact -- aren't they? >> exactly. they do not claim responsibility to something they have not done. regular mediathe , andts of islamic state even with audio from the local radio in most. in mosul.l -- they did not say they down as plane, so there are many options.
they have missiles, but it has to be on low altitude. we do not know what altitude the plane was. it could also be a bomb or even or maybe in the plane, a chemical that provoked the crash. to this point, they did not say how they downed the plane. but we can take very seriously the islamic state's claim. as you said just before, many companies suspended their flights over the sinai, meaning they are taking this very seriously. annette: we will have to leave it there. thank you so much. indeed, a number of airlines have pronounced that they will be rerouting their flights to avoid the region. airlines from the uae, qatar, bahrain, joining lufthansa and who have already taken precautions. was an accident or
france is taking precautions. until the exact causes of the crash are determined. >> air france confirms it has set up as a precaution measures to avoid flights over the zone of sinai. >> that decision as to the list of danger zones that already exist. in 2014, malaysian airlines flight mh 17 was shot down by a missile over ukraine. was quick to she respond. inviting airlines not to fly over the country's rebel-held territories. the institution today recognizes that airlines should also avoid syria, iraq, libya, and yemen. there are more and more conflicts within the world. they pose a danger to aircraft. there are more regions that need to be avoided. >> there is also a second list of countries that pose a risk. their airspace can still be
but aircraft have to be .t a altitude of 8000 meters what do the restrictions mean for passengers? let's take a direct flight from paris to bangkok. avoiding ukraine and iran means a next to eight minutes added to the normal flying time, and there is also a knock on effect of the amount of fuel consumed. beginning the: majority lost back in june, with almost all of the votes counted, officials say the akp has one won 49.4% of has the vote. it falls short of the number needed to call a referendum on changing the constitution and increasing the powers of the again -- ofapered
president erdogan. >> this is a good development for turkey. single party governments have positive effects on markets and on the economy. but of course some people are not happy with the fact that it is not in turkish tradition to have coalition government. >> nothing will change regarding turkey's general situation, but classes will continue in the rest of southeast turkey. because this was not what people wanted, none of the recent policies and developments reflect the wishes of the people of this region. he may: the critics say try to use the weekend victory to gain more power, but our correspondent looks at the issues in question with a long-standing leader of turkey, what he will be dealing with now that he can form in akp government. >> a political gamble that has
paid off and possibly paved the way for new presidential powers. with the parliamentary majority now safely in the bag, just lost infter the akp june elections, president erdogan's right headmanned -- right-hand man -- >> i'm calling on all parties to work on a new constitution. >> but turning the largely ceremonial role of president into a more powerful position is not a done deal yet. the constitutional changes would thirds super majority in parliament. the akp did not win that on sunday even though it has its majority back. during the campaign, erdogan told voters their choice was between chaos or voting for the akp, which has ruled turkey since 20,002 -- since 2002.
erdogan will take on a slew of issues in the coming years, trying to get turkey into the european union and finding a newly rekindled war against kurdish fighters. >> whether he will drop his dreams of a new regime, presidential -- without checks or balances. how they will tackle the kurdish issue, how they will tackle the economy problems -- because turkey is at the end of the road. anwith a slowing economy and uptick in violence the summer, the akp's opponents and supporters alike will now be watching. called therdogan is sultan by his critics. he will continue a crackdown. or how he will deal with the current refugees fleeing war in syria. annette: french president francois hollande has announced china has agreed on part of a
climate deal. this is just one month ahead of the u.n. climate summit in paris. is now promising it will try to cap rising ambitions between -- to cap rising ambitions before 2030. >> we are publishing a bilateral , a decisive step forward for the paris conference. the statement sends a clear message that the transition to low-carbon and sustainable development is essential in fighting the dangers of climate change. it is the international data end impunity and to mark the day 13 key recommendations from the global study on the protection of journalism sources has been published in paris by unesco.
the study, based on research covering 121 countries, found that protection for sources are at risk of erosion, not to mention compromise. a representative of unesco. what was the most network the findings? >> thank you very much for having me here on this important day when we discuss the issues of impunity in crimes against journalists. part of oureen ballistic approach to the safety of journalists and press freedom. the most important development in recent years has been the winners of the issue on the safety of journalists and he needs to tackle impunity.
and the work that unesco has been doing, coupled with the work of other agencies, such as the u.n. general assembly, the u.n. security council, all of -- how toadopted better protect them is a really good step in the right direction to show that the u.n. system is really putting this high on the agenda. post-9/11, this is becoming a problem across the world as governments try to two address security concerns and civil rights. ming: i think the reporter makes a very good point on this issue. everyone has the right to
privacy and free from surveillance overreach. that is something most of us can agree on. and the big challenge that you had pointed question.ery poignant this international data end impunity for crimes against journalists, it is this awareness among all people from the member states, from u.n. agencies, from the civil society, from academia, and of course the media practitioners themselves, that lives are very important. and no matter where we disagree on the issues, our baseline and things that we can all agree on is that one should not be killed for expressing freedom of expression, especially
journalists, who the primary job of journalists is to bring news and information to the public. that is something that we can all agree on. to have to are going leave it there. thank you so much. a reminder of what is making headlines -- the russian airliner whose jet crashed in egypt says the crash could not have been caused by technical fault or human error. attheory can be ruled out this stage. a vote for unity and integrity. -- they aresidency still falling short of the number needed to call for a referendum on changing the constitution, which would increase the president's power. during a visit to beijing, francois hollande announces that china has indeed agreed on the need for compliance checks as part of the climate deal, with one month ahead of a crucial u.n. summit in paris.
time now for business. we begin with china rolling out its first passenger plane. >> you would have thought they already did this. this has been in production for a year in shanghai and finally came off the assembly line. narrow body plane that can carry 168 passengers. test flights like little will not begin for another couple of say they wanterts to challenge industry giants for prestige and market share. is a competitor to the airbus a320 and the boeing 777. it is a major push for the country, as they want to be known as a major player in the aviation manufacturing sector. >> in the eurozone there was
some positive data. market's purchasing managers index, the health of manufacturing companies on higher orders and prices. up .3 of one point from september. a figure above 50 indicates expansion. that stronger figure was based on strong results out of germany . that sector grew to 52.1, up from september. signs of still showing weakness, but the slowdown is not quite as bad as what was feared. a quick update on the markets now. turkey's stock market is up over 5%, buoyed by the weekend election results. -- up 3%er over again over the euro, the european indices are higher for the most part.
positive results from hsbc and commerzbank, drawing investors' interest. mining firms are weighing heavily. time now for a look at other headlines at this hour. retailers and port workers begin a 48 hour strike, indicating pension cuts. they said they would continue to put pressure on the government, and taking part in the general strike on november 12. that would be the first since administration came to power in january. profits rose 38% in greece thanks to strong sales in the china, u.s., and europe. the japanese carmaker has expected a $4.4 billion profit through march 2016. that would be an increase of nearly 17% from the previous year.
hsbc saw third-quarter profits rise from last year. three $.61ported a billion -- a $3.621 billion tax credit. has been undertaking a massive restructuring plan, and earlier this year announced 50,000 job cuts. what powers in-- iran agree to a nuclear deal earlier this year. a reuters report about a new company hoping to move in once economic sanctions are lifted. the cosmetics store has made no comment about the report, but the move would make sense. biggest -- tsonga the second-biggest market for cosmetics. the country has 80 million since the most prize
committee, which represents 80 luxury brands, is including a trip in the spring. anywhere you go. annette: that is will held a brand with the day's business news. time now for the press review. annette: time to look at what is happening with international headlines. we are starting in turkey. no surprise there with the results after sunday's general election. >> they are mainly characterized by one word, comebackers president erdogan's justice and development party, the akp, won by a landslide. opposition parties have cried foul play. they say the vote was conducted in unfair conditions.
so in a turkish paper, we have a look at the front page. as we go into one of the editorials there, it looks a little bit deeper at how the turkish media suffered bysically violent attacks pro-government figures. how newspapers were seized by state institutions days before the election, and how state money, was heavily used by the government to campaign. this article does not put the akp's success just down to election malpractice. turkishsays that the people have become annoyed with growing instability in recent months, and that prompted them to change their vote toward the akp, which offered them that stability that they have been lacking. that comes after two major terrorist attacks in the -- five-monthod punjab between the last election and these ones. so the paper goes on to say the
political vacuum that was created by this coalition government in the last five months brought back that members of the 1990's when turkey was ruled by a series of unsuccessful collusion governments. obviously security concerns have been running high. >>t about domestically echo the akp's win is all down to some clever media spin on the economic record. he points to the fact that the wage rises have been less than gdp growth. any improvement in inequality has come to a halt. the akp's economic management has been held as so successful. why? consumption has boomed, but the writer point out -- but the writer points out that it has been financed by cheap foreign money and is all about to come
to a halt, and many will be painfully aware of the debts that need to be repaid. annette: how is the turkish election being covered in france? >> there is quite a lot of talk of the authoritarian nature of president erdogan's rule. looks atiness paper the way that erdogan has taken advantage of the migrant crisis that is taking hold of the whole of europe, to redefine turkey and his relationship with europe. is a crossing point for many of the migrants into europe, and e.u. leaders have been divided over how to deal with the problem. issues, which says erdogan does not even care that much about, but he has used them to campaign on. europe has promised erdogan 3 billion euros to do with the
flow of syrian migrants, so some success there. i have seen this dominating the russian press. >> it is dominating the russian press, but it has not dominated the russian president, who has not spoken about this yet publicly. hasssian language newspaper the story on its front page, that it will hold a number of these to the story. the egyptian plane crash in more than 200 crew and passengers are thought to have died. what we know now is that the plane broke up in midair over the sinai peninsula and fell to the ground, crash. russia has asked for an investigation. record.into the safety
failing to fix a till strike that happened 14 years ago when the plane landed badly at cairo. this, he things, is what caused it to break apart. he points to the evidence so far being consistent with a severe and very sudden structural failure, and he says the remains of the tale of the airbus were found almost five kilometers away from the rest of the wreckage, which suggests that. finally, it was halloween over the weekend. i imagine there are some images to show us. and no onealloween, does halloween better than the u.s. heidi klim had heard 16th iteration of her halloween party, and this year she outdid herself. she came as just a corrected or you may not be able to see that is heidi klum, but it is. she spent more than a day in prosthetics to make that bosom and that very famous butt that
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