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♪ to the hello, welcome show, live from paris. donald trump again blamed both sides for the violence in charlottesville, virginia. his remarks welcomed by david duke, the former leader of the kkk. residents appealed for urgent help to help many people displaced by mudslides. hundreds were killed, many more feared dead. and in bangladesh and india, more than 200 people have
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as a result. millions displaced across the region. ♪ claire: we start in the u.s., with donald trump reverting to for theboth sides violence in charlottesville, virginia. friday, a woman was killed when a car rammed into her as she was protesting a white supremacist rally. president trump is sticking by his initial reaction to hi the unrest. philip kravitz has more. >> this is largely seen as donald trump being himself. here fromong way away the teleprompter statement that he gave in the white house a few days ago, where he did condemn
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white supremacists, racists, members of the ku klux klan. this time around, he did not. here are the main points. all, the president said "both sides were responsible" for the violence, therefore acquitting white supremacist, otherzis, and the counterprotesters. and that includes that one woman who was killed when a car driven by a white supremacist was driven into that crowd. furthermore, the white reason, at had a good legitimate and legal reason to protest the night before. the reason they were out in the street in the first place was that they were protesting against the removal of the statue of a confederate general. those have turned into rallying point, rather rallying places for the alt-right, right
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supremacist -- white supremacists, and racists in general. donald trump did not unite the country, comfort the country, something one expects from the u.s. president at a time of crisis and emotional crisis in the united states and severe divisions along racial lines. we also know know from donald trump that he has not yet been in touch with the family of that young woman who died in charlottesville. they're well, by the way, be a memorial service for her in charlottesville, virginia today. these comments sparking outrage, philip. tell us about some of the latest reactions. early in the very morning here in washington, and there have so far been -- so far, no resignation from anyone in the trump administration. that might be something you could expect after the kind of that we heard from
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donald trump yesterday. this is also the time for the first tweets to come from donald trump, who is currently in new york city. we will have to wait and see whether he wants to weigh in on something that he has authority made considerably worse by speaking to the press and trump tower yesterday. -- in trump tower yesterday. we know from the white house, they sent out talking points to two republicans who usually go on television to defend the president, they are sticking by him, including points like the president was "entirely correct" and calling out both sides were the violence. they also want their republican france 2 out on television -- friends to go out on television, whenever they are being interviewed, to say this was a message of unity from donald trump. of course, we all know that was not the message of unity and pretty much the contrary. the most important reaction may be comes from someone very much
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on the right. this is the former leader of the ku klux klan, david duke. he sent out a tweet congratulating the u.s. president for what he said during that press conference. he applauded him for his honesty and courage to tell the truth. i can tell you he was one of very few along the political spectrum, if you will, who was praising donald trump in washington today. only the racist fringes of u.s. society are willing to defend him today. everyone else, democrats and republicans, are pretty much shocked. they are not much surprised by what donald trump said yesterday. in the u.k., prime minister theresa may says she sees no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. she says it is important for all of those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right of use -- views.
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in other news, top trade officials from the u.s., canada, and new mexico -- and mexico are gearing up for nafta talks. a candidate, donald trump called nafta the "worst trade deal in american history." if negotiators come up with a new deal, it will still need to get through congress. >> it was one of donald trump key campaign promises. >> i will renegotiate nafta. renegotiating the north american free trade agreement, or pulling out of it. donald trump says nafta, which came into effect in 1994, had destroyed millions of factory jobs in the u.s. and swollen the country's trade deficit with mexico and canada. it is unclear what will emerge from the talks, but there are fears they could collapse. the u.s. is hoping to shrink at
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$64 billion transepts it -- trade deficit with mexico, and it's $11 billion trade deficit with canada is unrealistic. dealing with the trade deficit is foolish, and it is not included with any other treaty. another could be the chapter 19 mechanism, which allows -- between the u.s., mexico, and canada. process issaid the unfair, but canada and mexico have called for negotiators to resist any move to eliminate this mechanism. the politics could be as much of a hurdle as the economics. next year brings a presidential election in mexico as well as congressional elections into november 2018.
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both u.s. and mexican leaders will be eager to secure a political victory for their country and begin aggressive negotiation tactics. they hope to reach a deal by early january. claire: turning our attention to kenya, where supporters of the opposition leader are waiting for him to announce his next step in contesting last week's presidential election. he was supposed to speak on tuesday. he said the poll was rigged, and --ction related lie let's election related violence has claimed more than 20 lives. for more on this, i am joined from london by a senior east africa analyst at control risks. thank you for your time. what are you reading into this delay? >> i think there are two main reasons why we are seeing this
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delay. first of all, the opposition is waiting for the final results to be cleared, and for all the paper documents to support the declared result to come online and made online. commissioners said there are some delays with publishing these this morning. they said about 5000 of these forms are still missing. another reason is there are splits within the opposition alliance about what is the next step to take. some members are advocating for more strikes and protests, others are very conscious that could escalate into violence, and are advocating for potential other routes to take this forward. claire: and if you could remind us what it is exactly that is it wentaimed -- it wrong? not released a strong evidence on what they think went wrong. so far, what they have claimed is there has been manipulation stela to world database, that
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someone hacked into the system of the electoral commission to change the results, and they have released various documents trying to deport these claims, but none of these documents have really shown strong evidence to support the claims of the opposition. and why not go to the courts of the opposition is so convinced over again? that because last time avenue is taken, it did not work out? question.resting yes, last time it did not work out for them, but he opposition to various cases to the courts this year earlier of the election -- earlier, before the election, and they won most of them. in this particular case, they have said they are not trusting the judiciary to resolve this case in their favor. other news coming up this morning, the opposition is potentially considering a court to the civil society organization, but we have not heard anything on that just yet.
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claire: how do you see this going forward? do you think in the end, he will end up caving to international pressure to accept the results? observers have said in kenya and in international observers, it was a free and fair poll. >> yes. so far, the opposition and the leader himself have received little support for their claims. they have lamed the elections of the whole free and fair, and there has not been much evidence so far from the opposition coming forward to support their claims. ultimately, i think he will have to cave in, but for the moment whate trying to figure out next steps to take. one potential option is filing a court case through the civil society organization, and we've also seen raids two kenyan civil society organizations carried out over tax evasion. there is still a lot of tension in the country over this issue. electionnd this
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was a family affair, both candidates go way back in their fathers worked together once. claire: both -- >> that is right. are thedidates descendents of big political families in kenya, so the competition between the two and those families goes way back to the independence of kenya. claire: and if you can summarize what the challenges will be for kenyatta if he is confirmed as the winner? behis second term will something different. he will be less concerned about his legacy or future success going forward in future elections, but more concerned about consolidating some of the projects and gains he has made during his first term. one of the big challenges of a kenya's debt that
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has spiraled in the past two. two years and has grown to such a level that it would be difficult for the government attacked -- to attract new financing, which has been one of the main achievements of kenyatta in the first term. claire: thank you for your time, paul gabriel joining us from london. to sierra leone, where the president has appealed for urgent support for thousands of people hit by mudslides and flooding. in the two days since disaster struck, some 400 bodies have been recovered. estimates of the numbers missing very. the red cross says 600, thousands of people perhaps unaccounted for according to the interior minister. crowds gather outside of freetown's main hospital, desperate to see if the bodies of their loved ones have been found after devastating floods
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in the country this week. processing as many family as possible, the morgues have been overwhelmed with corpses. >> we can identify all the bodies that we are left with, and [indiscernible] >> on a visit to the worst hit the president said entire communities had been wiped out. a hillside collapsed during monday's floods in regent, a town right outside the capital. massive mudslides swept away houses and residents. rescue workers continue to search through the rubble. >> people have lost their families, their homes, they are desperate need -- desperately needing shelter. we are looking to provide water
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and sanitation, and psychological support. >> in the days after the flood, there is amounting -- a fear of a mounting possibility of cholera due to contaminated water. claire: moving on to flooding and landslides in nepal, bangladesh, and northern india, claiming over 200 lives in the nepal sporting the highest death toll. many have been placed across the region -- have been displaced across the region. for more on this, i'm joined by our correspondent in ne delhi. -- >>e areas are under these areas are under heavy rainfall. the states bordering bangladesh have -- in the last few days, and more than 6 million people are affected. -- nepal has reported
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the highest death toll, and 20% of the population was affected by the current flooding. a low,gladesh has densely populated areas in the country, and letting from areas in india continue to carry down water into low-lying areas of bangladesh. more than 2 million people have been evacuated from their homes, and national disaster relief have been airlifted into health. at least 200,000 people are living in temporary shelters. in nepal, authorities are struggling to get to that areas where bridges have fallen down. in one town, a tourist town, authorities sent in rescue elephants to rescue tourists who
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were stranded in this region. [inaudible] liveof millions of people in these affected regions, and unfortunately, there is little respitee -- despite -- insight -- in sight. claire: in the pocket, the government has come under fire for not responding fast enough to the disaster? and in india as well. this is been a brutal monsoon, and the current state of this --s to all of this writing rising steadily since early july. this will continue until september. they are vital for farmers in these three countries, but they cause loss of life and property damage every year, without fail. as mentioned, authorities in nepal are facing a lot of
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criticism for enacting a one door policy that requires all aid for flood victims to flow to a central government fund, which is clearly overwhelmed by the task in front of them at the moment. in india, even in metropolitan 80's like bangalore -- cities like bangalore, often touted as india's silicon valley, there is flooding in places like that. that is the problem everywhere, have notorities anticipated. monsoons prevent governments in these countries -- present governments in these countries with a catch 22 situation. heavy monsoons, when you see the result affect you. claire: thank you very much. you're watching live from paris. a reminder of the headlines -- donald trump again blames both sides for the violence in
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charlottesville, virginia, his welcomed byemarks david duke, a former leader of the kkk. byrra leone was affected many mudslides, hundreds were killed and many more feared dead. and floods and devastation in nepal, bangladesh, and india. more than 200 people died as a result, millions displaced across the region. ♪ taiwan's economy minister has resigned after a massive -- affecting millions of people. factories, homes, and businesses all plunged into darkness after a human technical error. >> shoppers in the dark. millions of people were left stranded in taiwan's capital city when a massive blackout hit the island on tuesday night. the outages hit about 7 million homes.
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half the number of all taiwan households. caused byut was generator failure at taiwan's largest natural gas plant. the cause of the failure? human error. the economic minister offered to resign after the blackout. >> a strict punishment will be dealt to the person responsible. counties were affected. traffic lights failed in many parts of the island, and rescue workers worked to rescue people trapped in elevators or subways. this was the most severe power outage the island has seen since the 2009 earthquake. claire: elvis presley died 40 years ago this wednesday. the king died of a heart attack, age 42. he still manages to sell more than one million records a year. ♪ ands deep, husky voice
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controversial dance moves revolutionized popular music. presley was a superstar, a music legend who became known as the king of rock 'n roll. he remains an icon, 40 years after his death. to graceland,k his residence in tennessee, every year. these celebrations are expected to draw more than 50,000 people. >> rock 'n roll, the style, it gives you that fire and the spunk. his music transcends our generation. inelvis presley was born mississippi, 19 45. his music career began when he was 13, when he recorded a song it done records. he went on to become one of the ,est selling artist of all time selling more than 500 million records worldwide.
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he died in 1977 at the age of 42 after a long history of drug abuse. business news now. i'm joined by stephen carroll, starting with china and a warning from the --. >> the chinese economy is growing faster because the government will not rein in what it calls "dangerous levels of that." -- debt," it is said that beijing is putting financial stability at risk by knowing household, local governments, and companies to borrow so much. economy -- china's economy might be growing faster than expected, but that is mostly due to the unsustainable debt, according to the ims. international experience china's current credit to directory is dangerous, with increasing risks of disruptive adjustments.
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the ims says it expects the combined debt of chinese household, companies, and 236rnments to grow from percent of gdp last year to almost 300% by 2022. it is the price to pay for the governments success of borrowing as it aims to double the size of the country's economy between 2010 and 2020. the front has warned high debt impact the ability to react to a potential economic crisis, but others claim that the massive borrowing spree was necessary to grow china's bubbles and that the remain sustainable. >> this a much a supply issue, but a demand issue. they were so highly constrained because of 1994 tax reforms, and in order to undertake some of these larger and relevant projects, they had to set up his alternative vehicle -- this
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alternative vehicle to find alternative financing. >> the imf also noted that large parts are controlled by the state, and urged the country to enact reforms to open up its markets to the private sector. claire: and the british government has been giving more details on the brexit plan. brexit without borders. u.k. says it does not want order post reestablished on the frontier with ireland. theresa may says that would be unacceptable to the u.k.. the british government is being proposed an arrangement to deal with customs issues that would be bigger companies registering to remove companies across the border, but it would exempt smaller businesses, which account for 80% of cross border trade. any return to border controls could damage the process. claire: how about the markets?
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>> we have some other good news out of the u.k., that unemployment fell to 4.4% in june, its lowest level in 42 years. that is helping to boost, and the ftse 100 also trading at two thirds 1%. the conquer on in paris up by over 1%. some more business headlines for you next. ensure thatrking to this group does not have access word hasrvices, after come that white nationalists raised money using paypal. --ir current policies do not do not allowed room to work with hate,ies that promote violence, or racial disparities. $389 million, demand for
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containers has increased by more than 4%. and the maker of angry birds could again be considering a flotation. the wall street journal says the an ipo firm is opening as early as next month. the company earned profits last euro more than 17 million. claire: and domino's pizza is having some trouble in france with apostrophes. >> they have had some difficulty understanding some french addresses, and particular in some addresses. this is being blamed for the disappointing sales figures in france during the problem has now been resolved, but investors were not impressed. shares falling more than a fifth in trading, wiping more than $500 million euros.
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simple but very effective. thank you very much for taking us through the business news. thank you for watching. stayed tuned for france 24.
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