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on radovan karadzic, facing charges linked it was -- to the slaughter of 100,000 people. a minute silence for the victims of the germanwings crashed after a pilot brought down the plane in the french alps one year ago today. we will be looking at the controversial labor reform that spark mass protests across the country. but first our top stories live from paris. ♪ a hearing was held for the prime suspect from the terror attack
here in paris. salah abdeslam was caught by the police on friday, four days before brussels was hit with 30 people dead and 30 people hurt. 's lawyer spoke after the hearing. >> he told me to tell you he wishes to be transferred to friends as soon as possible. anchor: for more now we bring in catherine in brussels. you are now at the belgian parliament. tellis what is being done today. we are in the midst of three days of national mourning. right.i amhat is here outside the belgian federal parliament. a ceremony paying tribute to the victims of tuesday's attacks at
the airport and metro, the deadliest attacks ever in belgium's history. a solemn ceremony today. the prime minister will speak out and the king and queen, the head of state. this is a big occasion as well of members of the parliament and inate, laying weaths brussels on tuesday. atmosphere inge and wes still very tight can hear sirens waiting and it is very tight security. anchor: tell us a bit more about the investigation. there is not a lot of clarity about how me there were.
reporter: that is right. still many unanswered questions and investigators are searching process backs, at least one suspect who was identified. run. believed to be on the still unidentified by police. to we have other information various sections of the media. they are looking for a suspect pictured alongside the metro bomber, khalid el-bakhraoui. they released a photo of him as well. he was speaking to the suicide bomber on the metro. he was carrying a large bag. anchor: thank you reporting from brussels. thee piece together all
pieces of the puzzle, a solid linlk between the brussels bombings and the deathly paris attack in november of last year. we have more. reporter: two serious of attacks four months apart. the three bombers and salah abdeslam, the soul surviving attacker of the harris attack brought together. ibrahim el-bakhraoui, police say he blew himself up, is expected of making bombs. traces of his dna was found. he is believed to be the recipient of this message. there was a mobile phone found in a bin. heore the paris carnage, passed the border under false names. the other man in the car died
during in the brussels suburb while the escape. and heeout was rented detonated himself on tuesday and also rented another flat worthy group prepared the paris attacks. the second bomber of the -- inside investigators found a note. >> he talked about being in a hurry, not knowing what to do, and not feeling secure. he said if the lingered on, the wrist ending up in prison alongside that man. reporter: that man is salah abdeslam. anchor: officials are scrambling to answer how they let suicide bomber ibrahim el-bakhraoui slip
through the crack's after turkey said he had been deported twice last year and belgian authorities contacted him. we have more. revealed itrkey had detained and deported one of the suicide bombers last year. officials had sent back ibrahim el-bakhraoui to the netherlands at his request and informed belgian officials. place inportation took 2015 and was recorded. sent. was despite our warnings, this person, the belgian authorities cannot identify a link to terrorism. reporter: awkward questions are now being posed about how he was
allowed to slip to the cracks. he and his brother were no stranger to the police. both had lengthy criminal records. >> i cannot say too much. it was an extradition and probably a send back by turkey. at that time, this person was it known to us for terrorist acts. criminal whoas a was freed conditionally. reporter: this is sure to pile more pressure on diligent officials, who have faced criticism in their failure to tackle the threat. tribunalhe war crimes a expected to hand down charge against radovan karadzic in a slaughter the claimed more than 100,000 lines.
reporter: he may be recognizable from the besieged city but reconciliation is still for many a long way off. some 600 children were killed here over the course of almost four years. this man's daughter was among them. >> he needs to be remembered as one of the greatest criminals and not as a national hero. reporter: he was indicted on 11 counts and that he ordered the genocide in 1995 with some 8,000 men lost their lives. the worst atrocity since world war ii. >> we need a verdict that shows such evil is punishable and
sends a warning to those who would do similar crimes in the future. reporter: the war may have ended but bosnia and herzegovina is still divided along ethnic lines. radovan lauding karadzic as a hero appeared. carved out and still exist today as an integral part of bosnia. and pro sentiment is commonplace. >> he was our first president. in biggest serbian hero the last 20 years. reporter: the current president spoke of this respect for the man accused of orchestrating mass killings. he opened a don't maturing named
after the former leader. anchor: robert parsons is here for a bit more analysis. tell us more about this man, who was seen by some as a hero and others as a murderer. >> he is the most senior involved in the bosnian war to be brought to justice and put on trial and sentenced other than slowly than losses which, -- slow the lawn the loss of which. he di during the trialed and was never sentencedd. that makes him extremely important for a lot of people. he is on trial for a variety of charges, including genocide, extermination, forcible removal populations. serbs the leader and the
set up to try to destroy the independent bosnia and tried to cleanse ethnically the bosnia, that the croats so republic could be a joint to serbian in the formation of a greater serbia. he is accused of ethnic cleansing and the horrific tragedy that we just heard in schreiber needs a, in which 8, menpeople were slaughtered, and boys and buried in a mass grave. up until that point, international opinion had been hedging their bets. nato's intervention
by the united states and the collapse of the bosnian serb republic and the serbia republic. anchor: will this verdict be enough to close the door on this horrible chapter? >> that is the big question. that was the logic. this would be the closure and that things will be comfortably put to bed. we heard the serbs talking. there is no doubt that for many serbs, radovan karadzic represents a national hero. respect theto charges brought against him. for the many bosnian muslims who suffered and whose relatives died often in horrific ways, this is a moment in which justice is seen to be done.
they hope will be that it will lead to some sort of coming andther among serbian croats living in bosnia. and that he will act as a deterrent for people who want to get away with this sort of thing. eventually you will be tried and put in prison. anchor: thank you for that. families of victims of the germanwings crash have begun a series of commemorations marking that day. 150 died when a pilot brought down the aircraft in the french alps. there was a minute of silence today and some were driven to the crash site in the mountain. a wreath laying is expected to be the only public moment of marking the day. the parent company of
germanwings was one of 100 of the employees to attend. to rememberome here the victims and pay our respects. this has brought grief upon many people. catastrophese this that we can be here for the relatives. here.00 employees are anchor: also in france and revise version of the labor laws being presented at cabinet meetings. it has been met with massive protests in the streets. we're joined now from the presidential palace. what has come out of the meetings so far today? reporter: the presentation of this controversial bill. it was supposed to happen two weeks ago.
there were protests because this law is seen as making too many gifts by making labor laws more flexible and making it easier to hire and fire workers. this was always step one of the bill today. and ther minister express of hope that parliament will vote the bill by the summer. there is strong opposition on the streets and protests as we speak and in parliament. a sizable amount are not happy. they want to amend it further. the government has backtracked on some of the key aspects. anchor: what kind of fallout politically might there be? reporter: there is already
fallout because the government managed to get the unions a lot of students and a part of the majority against it. this is potentially dangerous and why the government backtracks and took out some of the key measures. severance payoffs. there was supposed to be a cap but there will be no cap, only an indication of how much employees should be paid. the government is walking a thin law. if it is voted in the amended way, the government has lost. this is not a good omen for the president. he is in record low in opinion pills and the election is a little more than a year away.
things are not looking bright for the president and his majority. anchor: thank you for that. we are going to talk more with this with our business editor. we heard about the political implications. you have been looking at what is inside the project. >> the stakes are incredibly high for francois hollande. fresh data on jobless figures is expected to be released later today. the goal is to give more flexibility in making the easier for companies to hire and fire workers and to a debt more to thatconomic conditions they are facing. there are public protests, which have forced the government to back down on some of the key proposals. the government may have a tough
time pushing the law through government. we take a look at the essential arguments. >> the battle continues. there were weeks of protests i students and worker unions. it is still far from satisfying everyone. now the businesses to try to create jobs has been lost. they accuse the government of backtracking on several sticking points. the cap will only serve as a reference point and it will be up to judges to decide whether or not to apply it. holding referendums was also put on hold. if businesses are not happy with the changes, neither are labor unions.
bey feel it needs to rewritten. the governments may also face resistance. there will be an extremely tough battle when it is submitted to parliament in april. several students are calling for more demonstrations. with the majority of french people still opposed to the reform, much more debate before it sees the light of day. reporter: european markets have been following a negative trend through the last trading session before the easter break, down nearly 2%. investors are reacting to another drop in oil and commodity prices and the possibility of a new rate hike in the u.s.
volkswagen is expected to provide details on how will fix cars.arly 600,000 diesel lawyers are expected to update a judge on the engineering it will use. 10,000 electric cars are being recalled by renault. there was a concern about the brake fluid hoses. as cars are being examined a preventative measure. is planning had fun to remove the troubled board of yahoo!. star board values will nominate nine new directors on thursday saying they failed to deliver on earlier promises for the struggling internet business.
that is it for now. anchor: thank you so much. time now for the press review. hi. lots of focus on the brussels attacks. many reports a second suspect has in identified. >> let's start with a belgian newspaper. there is a character sketch of this alleged second suspect. he is a man that authorities are looking for, following the other men at the airport on tuesday. anchor: this man was in the metro, correct? other papers are taking a look at intelligence. reporter: there is a lot of finger-pointing in the international press. a tragedy of errors is what one paper is saying. ibrahim el-bakhraoui was stopped
by turkish authorities trying to reach syria and he was sent back to the netherlands. the turkish president has taken two tests a they were warned about this and they failed to act. belgian authorities say the suspect was known for criminal but not jihadist authorities. anchor: a lot of papers are ripping apart failures in intelligence. reporter: how is it possible that they could slip through european borders when the intelligence could not do that. the press has come down on the absence of a agency and in comparison to the u.s. were to have a strong presence. e.u. countries interacted with each other is haphazard, they are saying. anchor: israel has a scathing
statement. >> the transfer minister has said, accused europe of being laax when it comes to counter terrorism and he took to task the belgians. eataid if they continue to their chocolate and enjoy life, ignoring the fact that some muslims are organizing terror attacks, they will never be able to fight against them. anchor: the belgian press is not reacting to the allegations quite so well. >> there is an editorial, a very emotional reaction and a sense theset, which react to allegations that the intelligence has been so slow to react. it says that belgian has failed and they have allowed it to
breed in certain neighborhoods. authorities were the ones who arrested salah abdeslam and captured him alive. it reminds readers that belgian is a complicated country politically, and this is significant. reporter: a flattering article about the taxi driver who led authorities to the home of the attackers after the blast. >> calling him a picture of the two suspects. been namedro has not or identified. it is an extraordinary story. he drop them off at the airport. there was one a glitch. there was a bit of a squabble because they ordered a minivan and he came with a smaller vehicle. they had to leave a suitcase
back at the apartment. this is a fact that the taxi driver remembers. that's what led him to call police. he took them back to the apartment where they found a cache of weapons. anchor: an interesting piece about the link between terrorists and brothers. >> it is a really interesting link. terrorists and families. from 9/11 to boston marathon and charlie hebdo, the terrorists were brothers. terror an attraction to organizations. brothers can spur each other on. they keep watch on each other while an attack is being carried out and they can slip under the radar. about oneto an author
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