genie: you are watching "france 24," live around the world. i am genie godula. these are the headlights. the taliban hits kabul with a massive suicide truck bomb and gunfire attack. 30 have been killed and over 300 hurt. the head of syria upon supposition says he is leaving geneva today. he defends his decision to pull out of the peace talks, saying there is no truce on the ground and he cannot accept
negotiations while people continue to suffer. new york votes did a in a pivotal primary in the president campaign. -- new york votes today in a pivotal primary in the presidential campaign. also coming up this hour, the world is drinking more wine, choosing more of the most expensive french bottles. we will tell you more about that in our business update. fashion will get a treat with a new exhibit in paris. it shows off 50 years of style for bond, james bond. that and our top story, live from paris. genie: we will start first with that second round of peace talks in syria that is close to collapse, after new fighting on
the ground effectively destroyed the cease-fire that was agreed to two months ago. the opposition delegation refused to join talks at the u.n. headquarters in geneva after government military factions in aleppo left dozens dead. we bring in our correspondent, who is covering the talks for us in geneva. the head of the syrian opposition has been speaking, confirming he is leaving today and expanding his reasons for the pullout of the talks. what does he have to say so far? yes, behind negotiating committee leader, speaking to at thers here intercontinental hotel in geneva, in a passionate delivery, was saying the corrupt regime of president assad must go. mr. hijab was very concerned, calling for a meeting of the thes of state of international syria support group to reaffirm commitments to the agreement that the united states and russia basically
brokered in february and came into force in late february. in other words, the cessation of hostilities -- these are fundamental issues. thirdly, until they see progress on that front, they think it is futile to start negotiating in geneva, given that the assad government are stalling in the process and not pulling -- and not putting forward any concrete proposals that would go to a new constitution and presidential elections and parliamentary elections. they think the government is stalling, and mr. hit job was jab was saying. hi that the government has been reinforced, and the russian reinforcements of the syrian government with weapons and in particular, the iranians are supplying both infantry brigades and arms. genie: what does this mean
concretely for the peace talks? are they effectively ended? no, it is basically the opposition are upping the stakes and putting a lot of pressure on the sponsors of the international serious support group. regionaleat and powers, starting with the united states and russia, and also the regional powers -- turkey, saudi arabia, iran -- this is a lot of pressure. president obama is going to say to arabia tomorrow, that is one of the key powers that i influenced in this process. but mr. hijab was saying that iran and the russians are major problems because they are not living up to their part of the deal on the international serious support group, which they signed on to. so, he has to deliver concrete result in the next few days to try and salvage this process.
in other words, humanitarian intowill be accelerated many areas, and the cessation of hostilities to kick in, which has been unraveling. genie: thank you for that. next now, to cobble, -- to kabul. more than 300 people were hurt, many civilians among them, including 30 to confirmed dead so far with a taliban attack. it is the first assault in the capital since the group declared their new spring offensive. to tell us more about the situation in kabul today, our correspondent. what more can you tell us? members of the crisis response unit, elite special forces unit that deals with these attacks, through the building. attackershree of the emblems of the
afghanistan intelligence service. it looks like at least 32 people were killed, more than 327 injured. one of the things that is still happening at this time is the walls that collapsed after the powerful explosion is being removed, and at least two security officers on the ground confirmed to me that they have been able to take bodies of the members of the afghanistan , from the rubble. , wepresident of afghanistan expect to hear more from them later on. went off a fewst
hundred meters from the presidential palace. what kind of reaction was there from the afghan president? >> this is less than a mile away, very close to the ministry of defense, who said this was a terrorist attack, and that the taliban and other groups could not face the afghanistan national security forces face-to-face, which is why they are resorting to this sort of attack. when people see attacks like this in the heart of cobble -- , they willt of kabul continue to lose their confidence in the government. thatis also interesting is a statement was released, and they are not calling the taliban a terrorist or group. violencesaying taliban is not acceptable. they are also undermining the
peace process. they are not interested in talks. they think they are winning, they think they are in a much stronger position. unfortunately for afghanistan, it looks likely that it will be a bloody and violent year. that. thank you for next now to the united states, where voting has opened in the presidential primary in new york. republicans and democrats are both expecting a pivotal day. our correspondent has details. senatore big apple, a from new york in eight years, favors to take the state primary , in the final hours before tuesday's vote. hillary clinton: i am so proud of new york. lady liberty stands in our harbor. we are a city of immigrants, a state of immigrants, and a nation of immigrants. >> if clinton loses in new york, it would be a devastating
political blow. but if she clinches new york, hurricane manager said it would be time for rival bernie sanders to step out of the race. stake, heelegates at needs to win 68% of delegates across all the remaining states until the july convention. a native new yorker -- for our hometown boy, brooklyn, new york! sanders: help lead this country into the political revolution. >> it is also a crucial race on the republican side. donald trump, whose name is flashed on buildings across the city, went upstate to buffalo for his final rally. to makerump: we need america great and to make buffalo great again. ok? >> picked as the republican
favorite, he needs more than 50% of the vote. if he falls short, the new york primary could increase his chances of not having a majority of delegates at this summer's convention, which would be a boon to ted cruz. has left-leaning "new york values." genie: douglas herbert has been following the u.s. president campaign very closely, and he joins us on the set. muchnew york, there is so at play. let's look at the democrats. what does it look like for clinton and sanders. if you make it there, you can make it anywhere. you note in entre. which is why all the campaigns are banking on this state. hillary clinton, she has a poll lead. some polls give her a double-digit lead, as much as 14 points going into new york. -- you have the sense that the whole party has
been rallying behind hillary clinton, circling the wagons, trying to lock in her inevitability as the nominee. yet you keep having bernie sanders -- let's not forget he has won seven of the last eight democratic primaries and caucuses, and comes into the new york primary with many more victories. but from a pure campaign strategy perspective, they do not mean much in terms of delegate count. when it comesn, to the delegates, is overwhelmingly in the lead. it will not be enough for her to just win new york, which is the largest state in terms of delegates, right behind california. she needs to send a resounding message that people are really behind her here. this is her adopted state, where she was senator for eight years. she needs to not just win by 5%, is percent, 7%. she needs to come out of new york with a double-digit lead. bernie sanders just needs to show he has momentum that can stay in the race going ahead. for the republicans,
donald trump has a big lead in the polls as well, but his main challenger has his eye on something else already. there is about a 200-delegate spread between donald trump and ted cruz, donald trump obviously being the leader in that race. trump has his mind on one thing and one thing only. he is a negative new york -- he is a native new yorker, a queens native, but also based on manhattan in his office there, trump tower. he needs to avoid the contested convention, that open convention, a convention where if you do not come to cleveland with the majority of the delegates -- for him, that manager number -- that magic number is 2137. if he does not have that number when he gets there in july, there is the firm prospect of an open convention, in which anything is up for grabs. that is where ted cruz's strategy comes into play.
while trump has an externally wide lead in the new york market and primary, he will not take on the delegates in the state. ted cruz will try to keep the delegate spread narrow enough so that he has a chance at that convention, which is the only chance ted cruz would have for clinching the nomination. genie: to wrap up, new york is seen as such a critical state. break it down for us. why? doug: it is critical. i am not just biased because i am a new yorker. it is new york state, then new york city, which is an entirely different universe. about half of all the democratic voters are based in the new york five boroughs. tend to votegrants democrat as well. it is the rest of the state where the republicans tend to get their heavy votes. it is giant hearing on all counts, whether you are talking immigration issues,
inequality issues, which is sanders' big issue. inequality.pital of some people call it a giant state, the critical state in going forward. that is where the rays will enter its homestretch, so to speak. genie: douglas herbert, thank you so much for your insight. we have a special treat for fashion forward fans of james bond. a show featuring 50 years of the super spy + oh has opened. superspy's style has opened. take a look. plays]bond theme >> the james bond tsonga is the longest -- the james bond saga is a modest in history of
movies. an entire exhibition is dedicated to the world most famous spy, 007. it's starts off with the famous aston martin, but it is not all about big cars and gadgets, but also about fashion and style. >> james bond is always one step ahead of contemporaries. what are show does is, it really shows you how fashion forward james bond was, how fashion forward the women who were his sidekicks were. i think the great thing about when you go to see a james bond movie is, if you are a man or a woman, you always want something on-screen. i think that is what james bond films do. they do not only entertain, they really invoke a sense of desire in the viewer. bonder the years, james and the villains have certainly changed. back in the 1960's, the first
james bond movies were based on the cold war era. now things have certainly involved, and that is a real challenge for costume designers. >> you have to think that you are picking a film, 50 years of success, and that is -- you have to do better. thes so afraid when i saw sky fall. the aesthetic of james bond, you have to innovate and updated into the 21st century. -- and update it into the 21st century. >> it is a well-known fact that loves women and technology. more than 400 gadgets are on display here. fans will be able to take a look
at these objects until september 4. genie: aurore dupuis there. now we take a look at business with david cameron. -- with david. david: certainly it is a better picture today than it was at this time yesterday. , too, at trading up this midpoint in the trading day. the footsie old world index, stocks at their highest point of the year so far. europe so gains in far, up almost 2.5%. a lot of that is connected on what is happening in the price of oil. yesterday we have been talking about big falls in the oil markets during that meeting. they did not come to an agreement on freezing supply.
benchmark,rude $43.60. genie: the european commission is getting involved with uber's problems in france. stephen: the company is taking issue with the requirements of cars return to base when they are not carrying a passenger. according to the reuters news agency, the commission is expect to send a formal notice to the government, the first legal stage in a procedure. news: there is some good for wine producers in france. stephen: the world is tricking more rhyme -- the world is drinking more wine. in terms of value, france is the world's top exporter of wine, worth more than 8 billion euros last year. overall, global wine exports rose by 20% in 2015.
but the french still have a taste for their own line. fargo -- bordeaux, rose, or chablis. market for wine has doubled in the last decade. over 28 billion euros in 2015. french wines accounted for almost one third of it, amassing from 8.2 billion euros, far more than its european rivals. in terms of volume, the country only ranks third behind spain and italy, which exported 2.4 billion liters and 2 billion liters respectively. , somest famous chateau selling at hundreds of euros per bottle. americans consumed the biggest amount in 2015. with 3.1 billion liters sold in the u.s.
is raising more and more wine, ranked fifth in the world. french strings clock -- french drinks -- france drinks four times more wine. stephen: a.b. in death has agreed to sell european -- a.b. sell its agreed to european brands including gross, grolsch,-- including peroni, to asahi. cognac hadp better-than-expected sales in the united states, and improvement in china. majore loss of several
clients could hurt earnings in the next six months. procter & gamble and coca-cola are among the big names. it drops the french from last year. overall because a group while most 9% in the first three months of the year to 2.3 billion euros. finally, netflix could be facing a tough day ahead. stephen: we expect those shares to drop a percent on wall street when they open a couple of hours from now. the online video service's growth rate was slowing down. 2 millioncted ad subscribers in the united states this quarter, but that is less than two thirds of what has been expected. back heavily to original programming, including on comedy central. genie: it is time now for the press review.
florence villeminot is here with us on the set to take a look at what papers have been saying today. lots of focus on the press on the migrant crisis, particularly about how the weather is getting better and the mediterranean route is starting to open up again as spring columns bank the waters. -- as spring calms the waters. flo: "the independent" talks about a mass grave once more, why the most treacherous refugee route is open again, according to the international organization for migration. hundreds of migrants have been either rescued or drowned in just the last couple of days as they try to head into italy. this is a very interesting article in "the wall street journal," focusing on the fact that migrants are flocking to literally -- flocking to italy as greece rivals declined. this article reported in recent days, the number of people crossing the aegean sea into
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