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berlin. german chancellor faces her cabinet. there was an explosion of racist violence that shook the senate. also, a court in cambodia delivers a historic rolling -- ruling. these two were found guilty of genocide after they oversaw the slaughter of almost 29 people. -- 2 million people. as california brings the
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wildfifires under contntrol, wet a man who lost everything in the fire that destroyed paradise. more than 600 people are still missing. the chief white house correspondent gets his press pass back. -- gives this cnn correspondent his press pass back. we have more on the story with jim acosta. sarah: i am sarah kelly. welcome to the program. this city is shaken by an explosion of racist violence back in august. it was sparked by a man being stabbed to death by a migrant from syria.
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when members of the audience had their chance to speak, the mood was not always cordial. >> the first question plan on -- played off of merkel's saying "we'll get -- through this." >> you said that we would get through this. you said you did not know what we would -- what you did wrong. give me a break. >> what kind of a chancellor what i have been if when faced with a challenge i did not say that? >> her day began in a much more relaxed fashion. she visited a basketball team. the message was that they have a
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lot going for them. people out in the street questioned whether it tooook her months to visit the city. >> i don't know what she wants. for what happened, it is too late. >> far right groups have held regular demonstrations on the streets, creating an atmosphere of intimidation and threats against foreigners. inside the q&a session, audience members are putting the chancellor to the test. when are you going to resign? >> i told you and all of germany's citizens that i have been elected for this legislation. -- this legislative period. we are both wearing national colors. i prepared to serve as
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chancellor until the end of this legislative. -- this legislative period. >> far right groups called for protests but crowds were small. >> this chief editor is traveling. why did angela merkel,? -- come? why so late? >> she says she wanted to come here and she wanted to listen. she was aware of the criticism that she came too late.. she said she did not want to come as the emotions were running high. many argue is -- argue that is when she should have come. either way, she was here today and she faced tough questions.
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sarah: what do you make of the way that she responded to those tough questions? >> she was intent on listening and staying very calm. she would not be provoked. but she had to explain time and time again those infamous quotes like we will make it. also, i would not have done anything different. that is what she said after she lost 9% in those last elections. that was basically thrown at her and she was struggling to explain it because she was clearly a bit surprised that she was so misunderstood. she started explaining her very broad strategy on how to avoid the causes of migration reaching into her africa strategy as well. she was answering slightly above the head of people.
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she was talking passed the audience. she was saying that maybe she should have listened more before. >> the people are sending her a signal. we understand it have been more right-wing demonstrations today. what if you been observing? >> those right-wing demonstrations were very loud. this is rather interesting given the fact that there were more than -- no more than 400 people out on the street but making lots of noise. i think that is rather symbolic talking about citizens coming out to demonstrate that they are against this right-wing
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extremism. they will not be instrumental asked by them. they are not getting depressed about the situation but they are being proud and showing who they are in the positive aspects. this is a city that has seen repeated right-wing demonstrations and that feels terrorized by the label of being far to the right. sarah: that was our chief political e editor traveling wih chancellor angela merkel. let's get a quick check of other stories making news around the world. the u.k. has a new brexit secretary. steven barclay was appointed to take over the post after dominic bob quit in protest. theresa may's draft deal to leave the eu they out to satisfy
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brexit hardliners. police had not given details but local media is reporting that a gas cylinder explosion might be the cause of this. the bus was traveling to south africa. the incident follows another deadly bus accident in some bob way. 50 people were killed in a collision. in iconic swimming full painting by british legend, david has sold for $90.3 million in new york. this set a record for a living artist. he painted the work called portrait of an artist. that was in 1972. for the first time, are u.n. backcourt in the capital of cambodia has found two leaders guilty of genocide. the defendants presented on the
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murder -- over the murder of 2 million people in cambodia. they are serving life sentences for crimes against humanity. >> for their victims it is a long-awaited moment. they are sentenced to life in prison by a u.n. backcourt. >> the chamber has consider the gravity of the crimes, including their scale and brutality. also, the number and the vulnerability of the victims. >> these men are the last surviving victims. they are serving for crimes against humanity. but this is a landmark victory. they targeted them for medication.
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the vietnamese cambodians were expelled or murdered. >> this judgment goes beyond the responsibility for the crimes committed. today's judgment also means justice for the victims. >> it was not just the minorities who suffered, the leader tried to make a utopia by forcibly moving people. too many cambodia's -- cambodians died from starving and mass execution in this reign of terror from 1975-1979. ththis is a testst that lingers. -- pasast that lingers. >> they deserve the sentence because they committed such further crimes. the rest of my family members were killed. i am the only chchd t that survived thahat regime. >> with the perpetrators convicted of genocide, they're
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just trying to hope to find closure. >> elizabeth becker tested at that trial. she tells about her experiences in cambodia under pol pot. >> i saw a country emptied of society. as of today during the war and was shocked that streets were empty. shawls were closed, schools were closed, there was no music. then you go to the labor camps. i was under serious govoverent card. they did not let me poke around any more than allowed. it was what was missing that was so horrible. the people were living in work camps. they did not look good. i was shown what was supposed to be model camps. after they were overthrown, i was shocked and horrified i all
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that was hidden from me. the torture centers, the killing fields. now the record straight. they were witnesses corroborating this. ththe rapes, the forced marriag, the murder, it is all on the record now. that is an incredible record. sarah: that was elizabeth becker. this is an -- istanbul. this was for jamal khashoggi. he disappeared after entering the saudi consulate. initially saudi's said that he left the building alive. eventually, faced with mounting evidence that admitted -- they admitted that he had been killed. they are seeking the death penalty for five nationals that they say were involved in his
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death. you are watching dw news. still to come, r residents are returning to theheir homes.. this is in california. many are finding nothing but ashes. we meet a man who lost everything in the blaze that destroyed paradise. first, it is over to helena humphrey. helena: they're trying to put the dieselgate scandal behind them. they are announcing their intentions to become the number one carmaker in the world when it comes to electro-mobility. they're putting with -- their money where their mouth is. with stiff competition coming from the likes of china and tesla, the western is if it will be enough. -- the question is if it will be enough. >> they gave the green light for the future plans and billions of euros in investment.
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boatswain ceos have announced the ambitious plans. -- volkswagen ceos have announced the ambitious plans. >> we e are increasing investmes in green mobility. we are considering participating in battery production and introducing many new electric models. according to insiders, negotiations are already underway for a partnership with these battery cell manufacturer, ski. they have had to buy batteries in asia so far. a lot is about to change in volkswagen's existing works. three locations will be converted into electric car buildingng sites. where is the money coming from? volkswagen has done -- doug deep into their own pockets.
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electric cars are far easier to build than combustion engine models but the company doesn't have many other models -- options. this timing is right, other countries like china want to phase out combustion engines within the next few years. they will be playing catch-up with other manufacturers like tesla who are well ahead when it comes to electric mobility. sarah: the world is on the brink of a new cold war. that is the warning from the french finance minister who says countries like his are being caught in the crossfire. this is a battle between two economic giants. >> this is the very institution that u.s. tariffs seek to circumvent. hundreds of billions of dollars in goods are caught up in levees and c countermeasures between te u.s. and china. the u.s. started the fight, hoping to lower their trade balance.
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the measures have been snared global supply lines, injecting uncertainty into global commerce and cutting into complete balance sheets. -- companyny balance sheets. >> t this will be economic suice for the whole world.d. it will end in the destruction of values and jobs and i refuse to let that happen. they will only be losers in this economic war. it is unjustified, it is unjustifiable and quite simply, stupid. bringing the u.s. back to the table means reforming the wto. that means that china needs to give a little. >> would call upon china to show leadership and to engage with us to reform and update the system. >> another appeal for compromise in a growing conflict.
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>> italy is playing it off and it is on a collision course with the european union. there refusing to adjust their budget plans. the eu said that the debt pile is the second-highest in the eurozone. many schools feel they have been left out of the equation and they have taken to the streets in protest. >> the messages on the banners read our schools are falling apart and we are history. the italian education system is ailing. many school administrations and students are fed up. >> what we are currently seeing is the continuation of the spending measures of the past. in the budget log written in black-and-white, it is a series of spending cuts. thousands have, to air their displeasure with the government.
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investments in education continues to fall by the wayside in spite of the government promises. >> we are here today well students are protesting in sam dew of the squares in italy just to say that all of the government's promises are not addressing the real needs. apart from a few smoke bombs, the protests in italy have remained peaceful. at least for now. the system in the educational -- the situation in the educational system remains dire. sarah: we have heard a decision today on the cnn versus the white house. the u.s. court has ruled that the white house must return the press pass of jim costa. the trumpp administration ststripped jim acosta of his prs
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pass after he engaged in a heated exchange with balance shall -- donald trump. white house staffer who attempted to take his microphone as you can see right there. cnn denied that and sued to regain jim costa's -- jim acosta's press pass. walk us through this decision by the judge to give acosta his press pass back. >> the central question is if the weather has overstepped. overstepped by revoking the credentials for jim acosta. not on free speech. cnn said that it is a violation
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of the first amendment, free speech and of the fifth amendment. that is that jim acocosta was nt giving due process -- given due process. specifically? why? he was not given due process. the bottom line is that jim acosta is back in business and ready to work again. the white house and the president will probably have to do with -- deal with him again in the future. sarah: jim acosta had a chance to respond to this. he said it was a victory for press freedom. jim acosta: our rights are being
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protected to cover our government and hold our leaders accountable. >> the white house said that this happened because of his bad mannnners. here is president trump. >> we want total freedom of the press. that is more important to me that anybody would believe. but you have to act with respect. sarah: two very different reactions there. it indicates that it is not over. >> it is not over yet. as you pointed out and as we pointed out before, this is just an injunction. that is preliminary as of now. jim acosta has the right to return to the white house. the underlying accusation of the
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case is not decided on. if the white house is not only back or settles with cnn, this could go on for months and months. there will be more hearings in the court. number two, the white house now announced that it will come up with rules and regulations for the decorum in white house press conferences. something like an unwritten code and law for journalists about how to behave. we have to see what the decorum -- what that means. sarah: to be continued. thank you. the number of people missing in california's devastating wiwildfires has doubleded to moe than 600. officialals say the dedeath toll stanands at over 60. the flames produced much of the town of paradise to ash and charred rubble.
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the week after the boys arrested, , recovery workers are seararchinfor humaman remains.s. firefighters c continue to batte otheher blazes acrcross the sta. the fires are among the deadliest to have hit the u.s. in the century. jason is in los angeles. he is the bureau chief for nbc news radio. as we just heard, the number missing has more than doubled in the last few hours from 300 to 630. whwhy? >> it is devastating. those numbers are scary. whwhat we are fifinding out is t peoplele were told to leave ther homes in a lash. can you imagine sitting at home and watching g news coverage of the fire in your backyard and then having a knock at the door saying you have to go and you have to go now? people left behind their cell phones, identification, anything that would help investigators
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identified with ar. on top of that, that fire raged really fast, that is in northern california. unfortunately, it looks like some people could not get out or may have been disorientated by the smoke and flames and could not find their way out. sarah: they are searching thee bbbble of ththese destroyeyed h. what are thehey dealing g with? >> the winds have calmed down. that is great for the firefighters. what that does is the smoke has created a blanket over the burn zones. fire crews are wearing special equipment, heavy masks to sift through all of the ashes. they are using cadaver dogs as well. they are not able to stay as long as they normally do because of such debris in the air.
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i am about 40 miles away from the fire and i can taste it. you can see ashes on the parking lot and the cars. it is really horrible conditions and then you have loved one's breaththing down their next. saying why can't you find my family member? that has to be incredibly difficult. sarah: an emotionally challenging situation. donald trump is due to vivisit tomorrowow. what is onon his agenda? >> they don't release his agenda until minutes before he shows up. what w wdo know isis he will ben northern california to tour some of the damagage there. he might travel to southern california but that is unconfirmed. in my face opposition. in northern california, it is very democratic and liberal.l.
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theyey have protested allll of s polilicies and e everything ele. seeing a sitting president touring damaged areas is always a good idea because that means that help is on the way. sarah: live in los angeles, thank you very much. you are watching dw news. a quick reminder of the top stories. angela merkel has been facing her critics. this is three months after an explosion of racist violence shook the city. far right groups called for protests where meetings were being held but crowds were relatively small. with that, you are now up to date on dw news. i am sarah kelly, in berlin. you can follow us on social media. thank you so much for watching. have a great day.
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