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>> you are watching live from paris yard i'm james creedon. has died at the age of 89. the health minister was best known for leading the -- in france. the islamic state group is facing defeat in iraq after the army takes mosul. marine le pen has been charged over misuse of parliamentary funds. partyad of the far right
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will appeal against the decision, her lawyers say. ♪ hello and welcome. has died in her paris home on friday. she was a major figure in french and european politics. she leaves behind a legacy for french women. all of living former french presidents have expressed their sympathies. manual macron has spoken of the example she provided. holocaust survivor, women's rights advocate, and a trail blazing politician. her death friday morning sent
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shockwaves across the country. with citizens and former presidents honoring her memory. macron was one of the first to comment --there lies the very best of france. she played a crucial role in shaping modern france. montvale was -- she was one of the best -- >> he had special words for the he admired. >> she was france. it is a whole chapter of my life that has ended and i will never forget her. the president under whom they
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fought remembers her unwavering strength. >> she possessed an admirable courage. i hope that she will serve as an example for the example -- as an example for the french youth today. she faced vicious oppositions in the struggle that defined her mers --t today i admiration isn't unanimous. we are joined on the phone by a french historian and an author of several books on the holocaust. thank you for joining us. , thato mention, jean marc gave, she said the images, the odors, the humiliation of auschwitz -- you
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are an expert historian on this meadow of history, this forged much of her character and political beliefs, didn't it? >> yes. activists and she had a presence. she was happy. she wanted the holocaust to be remembered and she was really permitted to -- physically, you know, on a daily basis. it is true that her memory of the camp, experience of survival shaped political believe. and she continuously repeated it. activistspro-european for the construction of europe because of what she had gone through in auschwitz. that was very clear and she stated it clearly and with
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continuity. >> how you think she viewed the state of french and european politics today? how would she feel about the state of affairs? >> there were ups and downs. i think she would probably be disappointed. we think of brexit, for example. she would probably say that france should continue leading to more unification in europe. peace andproponent of reconciliation, too. >> just moving away from the experiences that torched her, she was best known for the legislation in favor of abortion rights, yet she was also a conservative politician and many ways, part of the conservative political establishment. she persisted painted in
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anti-gay marriage protests and branch. -- in france. >> she was very progressive in social -- she was the center of political arena. issues was -- or social she was a very advanced and progressive. for economy for the west she was conservative. concerning anti-gay marriage, i don't know. everybody was surprised. she very clearly in the 1980's and 1990's expressed understanding for the cause of issues in gay-rights. and was demonstrated spotted in the street, that's it. i can't say more about that. yourank you very much for report.
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and moving on, the far right --der marine le pen was claimed her party obtained illegal funds from parliament to pay for france-based staff. marine le pen says she will appeal. she's accused of defrauding it. it caused brussels about 5 million euros between 2012 and 2017. >> under former investigation, marine le pen previously refused to appear before judges using immunity. this friday she attended summons at the ranch grand tribunal -- french grand tribunal.
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herccordance with commitments taking during the presidential campaign, marine le pen attended the judges summons to put her under formal investigation. the court accuses her of using european parliamentary funds to pay her campaign leader and bodyguard. accused in the misappropriation of funds as the leader of the far right party from 2014 to 2016. prosecutors are trying to establish whether or not the national rent put the system in place to pay its staff with european credit by putting them on the european payroll. 17 people are being investigated including marine le pen and her father. it is believed at least 40 assistants are embroiled in a scandal. the announcement comes as
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iraqi forces recaptured the mosque in the old city of mosul. this comes exactly three years -bagdhadi --ader al >> it may be an ruins like much of the old city, but the is ature of the mosque symbolic victory for iraqi forces. >> the mosque is important because first it is a historic mosque and has a special value for the people of mosul. and second, it is here where as the declared state -- a controlled only a few pockets of the area making up only one
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square kilometer. militants are still putting up a fight, this means there is still danger for iraqi soldiers and 80,000 civilians in the old city. yet >>, many families are still there, hundreds of families, and they are in different parts of the city. it is miserable there, there is no water or bread at all. organizationonal for migration says that around 850,000 people have been displaced since the mosul offensive began last october. now by theoined adjunct fellow at the hopkins institute in washington, d.c. you know the territory well here around mosul.
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you were in the army, tell us how significant this is, the recapture of mosul in iraq. >> it is significant. isis,ls a huge blow to but was also delayed by three years. sunnis in mosul would ask the government why would it take you 2.5 years to do something about this. now we have the last holdout, basically a square-mile where you have an upwards of 80,000 civilians with about 3000 isis fighters. this part of the battle is one we shouldn't be using artillery or airstrikes, the city has been troubled -- destroyed and a lot of places. population left behind is the only group that can keep isis out in the future. if they don't believe they have trust of their government and the united states, then isis
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will simply return back to the city just like it did in july of 2014. >> it's one thing to talk about the islamic state group in iraq, but it's nearing the end in terms of control of various territories here it there is also syria, give us an update on your point of view. >> in iraq and syria -- we are using a sunni force, in syria we are using a kurdish force. the ground forth in this strategy hasn't been the right one to begin with. sunnisge of 2007 we used to take back sunni neighborhoods and empower them to keep al qaeda out. solely on taking territory away, but now we have to fight isis as they start to go underground and start conducting attacks, recruiting
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people and sending them to europe to do thanks. >> you're a former member of the u.s. military, you are familiar etc., whichqi war, led to the toppling of saddam hussein. many would say this laid the foundation for what has happened, the islamic state group and all of the fighting necessary to get the situation and control. can you talk about the mistakes that were made? >> yes. one of the biggest problems in afghanistan and iraq is the lack of continuity. even though the u.s. has been there for a long time doesn't mean we have been doing it right from the beginning. >> what mistakes were made? >> we take a horse, a proxy to partner with and it alienated sunnis, kurds, and christians. sunnisn we empowered the to rise up against al qaeda only to have that same shia government that we empowered
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dismantle that effort and put them in prison. now we are working with the iranian proxies on the ground. the only time we got iraq right was 2007 and 2008. and thatt, we left, led to the security void that led to isis. even know we have been there for 10 to 13 years, if you'd change strategy every year, you'll never get anywhere. >> to talk about the situation now, the weakening of the islamic state group, to what extent would you say diverted interest have been able to align in a common fight against the islamic state group? >> there are so many conflicting interests in the region and global players. >> iran, russia, and syria are not fighting isis. they are trying to keep them out of power, and every now and
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then they will hit isis, but they are hitting the al qaeda affiliate with a new name. -- in iraq, iran is fighting isis. they want to make sure there isn't a sunni threat from iraq, they label everybody isis. you have all of these groups saying they are fighting isis, but very few actually are. >> quickly can you give us a sense of the outlook? where things going to go from here, the stabilization of syria and iraq? >> the day after most of was the day that isis entered mosul. they are more distrustful of us for working with a majority see shiite force. we don't know whether the force
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going to give it back to assad, and what happens with iranian ss xies, russia, and a ad. to fix it, there they are there to make sure it stays broken, because it exerts leverage. >> thank you so much for being here. germany is the latest country in europe to legalize same-sex marriage. angela merkel voted against the reform to marriage legislation. germany joins 20 countries that crossed the rubicon including france. these men's lives are set for a big change. the german parliament gives gay and lesbian couples full marriage rights including adoption. >> real recognition, it warms the heart.
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we arethe moment, thinking about having a party, getting married, in using our new rights to protect our relationship. the most important thing is that it tells our families and friends we are committed to each other, and that we will spend our lives together. >> the vote took place this friday after chancellor angela bykel surprised many announcing a relaxing of her opposition towards gay marriage earlier this week. the bill passed easily, because it had wide crossed party support. she told them they were free to vote their conscience. >> for those as attached to the -- it's really plays an important role, which is why i would like to lead a discussion whether it is a question of conscience or
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something i pushed through a majority vote. merkel'sts say that change of stance was done to reduce barriers to forming a new coalition government after elections in september. all of her coalition partners including current partners had said that legally is in -- legalizing gay marriage was a condition for sharing power. the new law is expected to take up back later this year. >> time now for business. you are going to talk about donald trump to start the business brief who came out with the south korean president with top talk on trade. >> that's right. he made no secret of the disc taste -- does taste of the current deal between the u.s. and south korea. he talked in the cabinet room and the conference
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afterwords how bad the current plan is. up, the current trade deal went into effect in 2012, trump said it can't be allowed to continue, but he did express hope for progress. pres. trump: we talked last night and today about tough trade issues like autos, and steel. i am encouraged by president moon's assurances that he will work to create a level playing field so that american workers and businesses, and especially automakers, can have a fair shake at dealing with south korea. >> india's biggest tax reform since independence is set to take effect on saturday, making the country a true single market for the first time.
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taxes were less bridged by each of the 12 state, now a single tax authority will be responsible. the goal is to unify the indian economy, but the transition is likely to be turbulent. >> it is past midnight. these tracks are leading the to clear the final check post before the capital -- timesave stopped 17 between mumbai and new delhi. them, the introduction of a single tax system is the end of a logistical nightmare. >> if there is one tax for the whole country, allstate, large or small, then everyone will benefit. gsp is the only way for our country to move forward. with the tax changes finally
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here after 17 years, the transition is likely to be rocky. this is the head of the traders union, he is acting on behalf of the government. >> there are secure people that were unhappy with the tax raise, and government must take -- of the issues raised by them. >> small businesses could pay more, and everybody would have to declare their income online. some companies might have to ,ile 1400 tax -- in the state but leaders believe it is absolutely necessary. theyaders could come in, want the kind of platform, so -- in two to three years time, maybe things might ease a little. where only 3000 people pay income tax, the
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government hopes to expand the taxpayer base. >> now to japan where a major trade deal with the european union is in the works. easeare trying to hurry to trade deals between the two of them. they are meeting in tokyo today, hoping to get the basics settled before the start of the g 20 in berlin next week. worthis a potential deal up to 28% of the country's gdp. expanding trade for two of the world's biggest auto manufacturer dealers. to reach agreements over economic various first, particularly when it comes to agriculture. japan struggling farmers are having a hard time competing. 40% import tax on cheese.
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it is not difficult to see they want duties reduced along with electrical machin machinery and other industrial products. trump torpedoed the transpacific partnership deal last year, should both sides reach a deal, it could be next week early as just before the g 20 meeting in germany. >> checking on the markets, the bayer lost over 14% after its earnings outlook downward. britain's account me is slowing. europe's three major indexes are collectively down as we close out june.
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positivex is in territory, the dow is up nearly .5% there with nike making big gains following an announcement of a partnership with amazon. gained 8% inso up, the first half of the year. nasdaq making games as well after a rough week for tech stocks. climbing for the seventh straight session, ease some of the long-running concern on oversupply. prices on track for their -- since 1988. let's take a look at more of today's business headlines. airbus is reorganizing commercial sales regulations, the giant is moving sales teams out of commercial sales divisions to report to the chief executive instead.
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it looks to streamline operations in light of increased pressure from boeing. the number of british banks have halted their currency trading in the qatari riyal. barclays and the royal bank of scotland taking riyal's currency off their rosters. qatar is raising a blockade by the united arab emirates alleging terrorist sponsorship among other complaints. a fine in germany if they fail to remove a legal content promptly. likestipulate the sites facebook and youtube must take down sites with hate speech within 24 hours. industry representatives complain at the time requirements are unrealistic. business, a major
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incident in new zealand as customs officials there are aported to have seized shipment of wheatabix, after and a strongly in company said the sale of weetabix in australia -- in new zealand would affect australia. a little bit of a britain covered the local with a sticker, but no deal. aop says they plan to fight, standoff, we will be following that story closely. >> crack cocaine for breakfast attics. >> as a yank it goes over my head. >> thank you for the business
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