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>> this is dw news live from berlin. promises from nato leaders to to support ukraine as long as it takes. in madrid of the nato summit admitted -- ended today with the lights moving forward to expand its eyes on the number of troops stationed in eastern europe. also coming up, russian -- russia abandons strategic island it took from ukraine at the start of the war, handing back snake island, the black sea after months of heavy fighting.
the son of a dictator takes office in e philippines, ferdinand is sworn in as the new president after winning a landslide election victory at his inauguration today. his disgraced father, for getting things done. ♪ our viewers watching in pit be -- pbs in the united states. we begin with the changes at nato and changing global security landscapes. nato ended its summit with a tougher stance on russia and they promised to -- and a promise to increase the troop presence. the meeting in spain ended with two countries, finland and sweden being officially invited to become nato members. >> pump it punditry -- pageantry
in dread. leaders of the nato member states of titan against russia. >> an attack on one as an attack on all and we will defend every inch of nato territory. for our part, united states is doing exactly what i said we would do if putin invaded. enhance are forced posture in europe. >> nato agreed on a new strategy ending any pretense of partnership with russia. >> in fact, nato is a defensive alliance. it does not attack other countries and has no intention of doing so. is not a threat to anyone in its own neighborhood. in fact it is putin who has made imperialism the goal and the object of his policy. >> while some members have announced a new deliveries of weapons to ukraine and additional military funding of more than 2 billion euros, kyiv says it is not enough.
the brothers who represented ukraine here in person in madrid once ukraine's fight is a fight for europe. >> this is happening now. you will be next. this is going to be knocking on your door, just in the blink of an eye. >> nato is set to grow with a turkish veto against finland and sweden joining. vladimir putin is warning he will consider sending ballistic and even nuclear weapons to russia's a border with finland, once it joins nato's ranks. >> everything was going fine between us. now there will be tension. there certainly will. this is obviously inevitable. if there is threat to us. >> need to also drew up plans against what it sees as course of tech tics against ash tactics against china. they will meet again in the lithuania capital. >> turkeys resident erdogan,
says he can still walk finland and sweden -- block finland and sweden from joining nato. >> this is a cliffhanger, one of the last press conferences here at the summit, many people are packing up to go home. it is important to point out that president erdogan was talking about what he called of their promises and that is in a memo signed by the three leaders of two days ago, finland and sweden vowed to continue fighting terrorism, to continue a lack of support for organizations that turkey considers toric -- terrorist organizations. but what erdogan did it late this afternoon was he came out in a press conference and said that sweden had agreed to extradite 73 terrorist in his view. this is not something we have heard from the swedish government, they said they have not made any changes to. decisions made by their judiciary. erdogan says if sweden did not
keep this promise he would not send the ratification. he will not send the member sit -- membership ratification to his parliament which is required for sweden to join the alliance, we do not know what wil happen with this. i talked to nato officials who said we are going to presume turkey keeps its word along with finland and sweden and that on tuesday, the three will be signing an agreement which formally starts finland and sweden's membership process in nato. >> that was our dw reporter reporting in madrid. earlier i spoke with a doctor, a russian expert at the university college london. here is her take on nato's announcement that it will support ukraine, as long as it takes. >> i think we have definitely -- it iexcept that by all sides that this will carry on for months. and there is no end in sight.
that has been accepted by nato and by president biden, prime minister boris johnson. in practice we now he war and on the ground we do not know how long it will take. that is why the timelines we have been hearing from the g7 and nato, this is until the end of this year. this is going into the autumn and winter. >> if we are talking about this being a matter of months and not being a matter of years, is that more realistic? is that more feasible considering western leaders, they have voters that they have to answer to, voters who may not be able to wait for as long as it takes when it comes to supporting ukraine? >> so, i think, it was interesting to see already the expanded timelines to the end of the year. in practe, they would s this is ongoing and we do not know. it would be too soon to think of it as months rather than years or to have that.
the shift is from weeks to months. that has been the change over the last few months. i think, definitely, there is increasing concern in ukraine. but also from experts that the potential western at focus on ukraine is waving -- wavering as other issues come up. the summit was crucial in focusing nato's interest, and attention on what is going on on the ground in ukraine. for example, making russia as the number one threat to nato. >> do you think that message has arrived where it is supposed to? that being the kremlin and at the desk of vladimir putin, do you think he has gten the message? >> i think that message has been heard a loud and clear over the last few months. in a sense, it has been the change of emphasis fonato has been crucial in reafting their
own institution, the residence -- russians are aware, saying nato's focus on it russia as a threat for the last four yrs. domestically, from putin's point of view, this is playing into his hand. now he can turn to the russia parliament and says -- essay nato's always been imperialistic,o one bieved us and now they have actually written it into the agreements. i think we have to see how it plays out to different audiences. >> it remains to be seen, if time is on the russian side or if it is on the west side. we will see. we apprecie your time and insights tonight, thank you. >> thank you. >> russia says it has withdrawn its forces from ukraine's snake island in the black sea. moscow because it a goodwill gesture that shows it is not blocking ukrainian grain
exports. snake island became a symbol of resistance at the start of the war wh ukrainian soldiers rejected a russian warships demand that they surrender. dw's nick connolly is in kyiv, i asked him what the withdrawal means for ukraine's grain exports. >> i think hearing, ukraine, no one believes that russian claim that this was a goodwill gesture. they were feeling the heat from western weapons a antiship missiles that were preventing pressure from reclaiming snake island and enabling to ukrainians to hit the island from its coast. as for the grain exports it does not do a lot because the main problem are the minds, which there are a lot in the western parts of the plexi. no private ship owners send their shi anywhere near ukrainian reports, even if ukrainians be in taking the minds awa they will not do thabecause they don't trust russia not t
take advantage of the situation and send in a lot of the ships to take the city of ukraine's coast. in means russia has fewer chances of trying to take ukraine's territory on the plexi. but as for people struggling for higher cost of brain they will to continue. -- grain that they will have to continue. >> what about the battle for the donbass? muscle -- do we know what the situation is in the city tonigh t? >> it is dire. people he been without basic services for weeks. most have left after pleading from ukrainian government to get out while they still can before they are evacuation may cost someone else's life trying to help them get out. there is an expectation that this will fall to the russians at some point but that is ukraine's a strategy, to make russia pay for every street it takes to maximize russian losses and to hope they can get russia logged down there, slow that advance until western weapons
come. we have seen the difference the western weapons haven't made. we have heard from joe biden that the u.s. has 50 countries together and planning to send potentially 500 tanks and 600 artillery systems. those are whole new level of support. we were talking about dozens of tanks at a time, dozens of artillery pieces, but never on such a scale. if that tus out to bought -- to be possible, that could be the quality of difference that would enable ukraine to go into counterattack. for now they are plain for time. this will probably be the next city given up to the russians and hope russia -- ukraine can minimize its losses. >> as always, thank you. accords in eastern ukraine controlled by pro-russian forces has sentenced three foreign men who volunteered for the ukrainian military to death. they are being held by a
russian-backed separatist who are accusing them of being mercenaries. our reporter met with the friends and families of one of the prisoners who happens to be from morocco. people who are rallying in support for his release. >> brian left for the front lines with his childhood teddy bear trap to his military get. he came to ukraine from morocco to sdy aerospace sciences but last november, swap to student visa for military one and joined the army, much to the surprise of his friends. >> i was against that. one of the main arguments he gave me was the fact that he is feeling useless, so he wants to do something useful and find himself. >> but he did not serve long. he fought in mariupol and surrendered to russian forces along with other fellow service men in mid april. separatist authorities did not treat him like a ukrainian
prisoner of war. they argued he was a foreign mercenary and put them on trial, along with two britain's. they are the first foreign fighters to be try to since the beginning of the war. at the beginning of june, all three were sentenced to death. ukrainian authorities and ngos both reject the verdict, authorities in donbass are not recognized by kyiv, or the international community. >> it is a propaganda show. in this case, first of all, the issue and institution, so-called court, that provided this verdict. the death sentence is not applicable and available on ukrainian territory. we are on ukrainian territory. we consider it like the action of terrost organization. it is a pure terrorist actor
that should be condemned -- act that should be condemned. and should be punished on an international level. we are dealing with big terrorist groups supported by terrorist date. >> for the family the trial and death sentence came as a shock and they say they have not received any help from the american authorities so far -- moroccan authorities so far. >> the moment i saw the video i try to contact the moroccan embassy and they were like, what u expect us to do? i tried to reach many other authorities and sadly everything was silent. i felt like they were scared to talk about it maybe. literally trying to keep it down like he does not exist at all. >> just like his family, his friends feel very alone in trying to help him out of the situation. they have launched a social media campaign and canvassed around the city. >> we feel this is very
effective. people started texting us on social media. they are like, what can we do to help? >> his friends and family but what hope they have in the support they get from the public, while the separatists to in charge in donbass, that is the only thing they can do. >> here some of the other stories making headlines around the world. is really lawmakers have voted to dsolve parliament -- israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament. the foreign minister becomes the interim prime minister, he is taking over, who says he will not run for reelection in november. the chinese president is in hong kong for celebrations marking the 20 for the anniversary of the former british colony handover. it is xi's trip outside of
mainland china since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ketanji brown jackson has made history becoming the first black woman to be sworn in as a u.s. supreme court justice. the 51-year-old replaces stephen breyer, who has retired. justices remained on the court for life or until they choose to step down. a ruling today by the u.s. supreme court limits the powers of the u.s. environmental protection agency. the court saying the agency does not have the authority to cap greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. the ruling by the majority conservave court is a big blow to the biden administration's fight against climate change. the president is of -- has vowed to remove carbon from america's energy mix by the mid-20 30's. the supreme court's decision says that the government -- means the government will depend on a divided congress to set
legislation to lower harmful omissions -- emissions. let's go to washington. we are following the story. good evening to you. how will this affect the biden administration's overall plans for fighting climate change and protecting the environment? >> the impact is huge. what this ruling does is it severely limits the environmental protection agency from regulating emissions from power plants. if you look at what the supreme court is saying, it is saying congress did not give a federal agency the right to regulate on what is called major questions. that is any big issue like climate change. that power needs to rest with congress. but as you mentioned, climate legislation is not getting anywhere in congress. one of the very first things president biden did when he entered office was to rejoin the paris climate agreement. his administration has set out
ambitious targets, reducing emissions by 50% this decade and making power plants carbon neutral by 2035. that is a big task, because the u.s. relies on fossil fuel power plants and those plants make up about a fourth of u.s. greenhouse gases. the ability to rein inhat production is pretty important to president biden's climate plants and his ability to use executive power has been key to that. severely restricting the epa is a big blow to president biden and his attempts to make progress on curbing global warming. >> has there been international reaction to this ruling? >> there has. first of all, president biden has been on his way to the u.s. after the g7 and nato summits. a white house spokesman released a statement calling this a devastating decision that aims to take our country backwards, adding that president biden will not stop using the tools at his disposal to tackle the climate change crisis in the u.s.
republican-led states are welcoming the decision, saying there is long been federal overreach on climate change if you look at the international community, we know climate change has a big impact everywhere, as well with the u.s. being one of the world's biggest polluters. the united nations weighing in sing although it does not provide commentary on these issues in individual member states, we can say this is a setback in our fight against climate change when we are already far off track in meeting the goals of the paris agreement. a lot of disappointment there from the u.n. as well. >> at the end of the nato summit in madrid, president biden condemned the behavior of the u.s. open court for its decision last week to reverse roe v. wade, taking away the constitutional right to an abortion for women in america. when you add that to what we also saw the day before, the ruling on one control, being able to carry a gun in public, when you add that to today's
ruling on the environment, people looking from outside could easily get a picture that the court is rolling back what has been considered progressive legislation in the u.s., what is your take? >> that is the picture inside here too. those are the voices we are hearing in washington, from democrats and a lot of observers as well. we have to say this is a conservative dominated court. the ruling was hot today has been a long-term goal of conservatives -- long-term -- the ruling today has been a long-term goal of conservatives, to give estates more power in congress more power. roe v. wade has been a long-term goal of conservatives to overturn the constitutional right of an abortion. the reason we are seeing this rollback is the makeup of the court. president trump was able to a point of those three conservative justices during his term, that is fundamentally shifted the balance of the court and many observers are very worried about the direction this
court has taken. an about the indepdence of t court a -- in being able to make these massive decisions. >> that's a very good point. with a new justice taking office today, some commentators are saying the makeup of the court as we see it now, could stay that way for a good generation and half. dw'-- thank you. it is the remarkable return of a disgraced political dynasty. ferdinand marcos, jr. has been sworn in as president of the philippines more than three decades after his father was ousted as the country's dictator. marcus junior who was known as -- took the oath of office after winning the election in a landslide. he was joined on stage and is inauguration. take a look at this, his mother. marcus junior praised his
father, who ruled by martial law for nearly a decade in the philippines, saying he was a leader who got things done. he has pledged to unite the country to create more jobs and to tame inflation. >> you pick me to be your servant, to enable changes to benefit all. i fully understand the gravity of the responsibility that you have put on my shoulders. i do not take it lightly. but i am ready for the task. [applause] >> are correspondent attended the inauguration of ferdinand marcos, jr. in manila, where thousands of people's shoulder support for e new president. >> it is the moment that thousands of supporters of arden and marcos junior at the national museum in manila -- ferdinand marcos, jr. at the national museum in manila.
marcos are back in the seat of power. he faces an uphill battle to keep his election promises, by cutting the price of rice in half as inflation in the country is rising sharply. he will have to balance relations between two superpowers, the u.s. on the one hand, and china omma that has sent its vice president to the inauguration ceremony here in late -- who has sent the vice president to the inauguration ceremony. uniting a nation that is deeply split over its past. the opponents of ferdinand marcos, jr., in particular, the victims of the martial law period under his father, are deeply concerned that the sun could bring back the dark days of the dictatorship. a period that ferdinand marcos, jr. refers to as the golden era of the philippines. if you talk to supporters of marcos here at the national museum, that is exaxactly what they hope that marcos will bring back to the philippines.
>> one of germany's biggest contemporary art shows has opened in the city. documented displays works by artists around the world but a controversial mural has been removed this year because it contained anti-semitic images. >> it was a full house for the firs real debate about the anti-semitism scandal. were experts on stage and in the audience, a member of the indonesian group, who greeted the crowd in conciliatory tones. >> this is a very good occasion, to let you know we are here, to learn, to listen. >> yet the contentious work in question is no longer there. for two days a sprawling banner hung in the middle, among its
many images where two figures criticized as clearly anti-semitic. a pig and a man with sidewalks often associated with orthodox jews, fangs and an ss insignia on his hat. it's the work of an indonesia our group, which enjoys cold staff is -- and country. cardboard figures with strong political messages, large-format banners and a tank made of papier-mâché onhich visitors can write their own measure -- messages. they were shocked by the intensity of protest. they felt that they were completely left on their own by the managent. >> how does it feel for artists working collectively to have their work removed? there was no announcement. no dialogue. no discussion about what we wanted to express with this
artwork. a german israeli historian and educator organize the panel to facilitate the dialogue. he criticizes the fact that no one is taking responsibility. >> you have to accept value and listen to the perspective of others. this will not work if people from indonesia come in and say this is how it is, like it or leave it. but it also will not work if you point the finger at them and say, do this or you are out. >> in the muddled debate, he sponsors many cultural projects, fears there will be more control. >> i have serious doubts about this. i am a supporter of a culture in germany that gives the institutions autonomy, but ao great response ability. nobody took on this responsibility, at present, they are releasing no statements.
perhaps the controversy also offers the chance for genuine dialogue. >> you are watching dw news. after a short break i will be back to take you through the day. tonight the nobel peace laureate will join me to talk about the philippines, a country that is battling itself, its past and its future. we will be right back.
world news and analysis fromaris france 24. the u.s. supreme court swears in his first black female judge. this comes as the highest court in the u.s. is under pressure over decisions on abortion rights. we will speak with our correspondent shortly. biden says nato will back ukraine for as long as it takes. the u.s. president reveals a further $800 million of weapon and military aid for kyiv's struggle against the russian invasion. a fifth election in four years for israel. the government is dissolved in a
date is set in november. will this mean the possible return of benjamin netanyahu? all to be revealed of course, and our correspondent is standing by to comment. this is live from paris. thank you very much for being with us. the u.s. supreme court has a new judge, justice ketanji brown jackson, who has taken the judicial oath this thursday. she becomes the first black woman to serve on the supreme court in washington. reporter: with her husband holding the bible and her two daughters looking on, ketanji brown jackson took the judicial oath thursday, sworn in by the justice she is replacing, stephen breyer, who at 83 is
retiring. the 51-year-old is the first black woman to serve on the u.s. supreme court and when the senate confirmed her nomination in april she paid tribute to other helped pave the way. >> i am here staing on the shoulders of generations of americans who never had anything close to this kind of opportunity. reporter: justice jackson has a long and storied legal career, with an expertise in criminal justice and sentencing disparities. she most recently has served on the d.c. circuit court, and is the first former public defender to become a justice. brown jackson is joining the court at a critical time, with the public's faith in the institution at a new low. and in the wake of its controversial ruling to end the constitutional right to abortion. her swearing incomes on the same day president biden slammed the court for its quote, outrageous behavior in relation to that
decision. >> first and foremost thing we should do is make it clear how outrageous this decision was and how much it impacts not just a woman's right to choose, which is a critical, critical piece, but on privacy generally. reporter: but for those hoping justice jackson would swing the court to the left, her addition does not change its ideological balance. conservatives will maintain their 6-3 majority. mark: the u.s. supreme court this thursday has imposed limits on the federal government's authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that will undermine president biden's plans to tackle climate change. the 6-3 ruling restricted the epa's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal and gas power plants under the landmark clean air act on -- anti-pollution law. the biden ainistratn is
currently working on new regulations. joe biden has pledged a further 800 million dollars in weapons and military aid for ukraine. the u.s. president is adamant that ukraine will be supported in its fight against the russian invasion. biden rejected reporter's remarks that certain nato leaders thought the u.s. was losing its way, and that consumers would reject paying more for fuel because of the crisis facing ukraine. biden said the war is existential for nato and russia's vladimir putin has succeeded only in uniting nato helping to expand, joining in fear of russia's next moves. >> the nato summit marked the biggest shift in european security in decades, with sees weeden -- with sweden and defendant -- >> finland and sweden will become members of the alliance. we're there to protect all of
our allies, and we're prepared for all eventualities. reporter: sweden and finland will sign the particle to join on tuesday. all 30 nato member states will need to ratify the request. >> particular thank you. reporter: biden thanks erdogan for all the work he was doing not just on sweden and finland, but trying to secure grain supplies. before leaving the summit, biden said he plans to announce more military aid for ukraine in the coming days. >> we provided ukraine with nearly $7 billion in security assistance since i took office. the next few days, we intend to announce more than $800 million more including new advanced weapons systems. reporter: britain and france too pledged to send more weapons, saying they would support ukraine for as long as it takes.
nato aims to have more than 300,000 troops on high alert from the middle of next year on the eastern front of europe. while russia is presented as the most significant threat, china, in a strategic document for the next decade, was also signaled out as posing challenges to nato's outings. mark: much to discuss. samuel, thank you for being with us. joe biden asked by reporters how far can this backing of ukraine go. he said for as long as it takes an as much as it takes. but realistically, what you think that means? samuel: it probably means the u.s. is going to make sure ukraine has the resources it needs whether it be howard serves, artillery, to make sure russia does not expand. [indiscernible] mark: france is sending long
range guns, that kind of thing. armored vehicles too. biden announces a further $800 million in aid and weaponry for ukraine. it seems the list financially is endless. samuel: it looks like there were a lot of breakthroughs. britain has also been supplying one billion pounds worth of aid. germany just completed a howitzer shipment. spain is possibly going to get aid as well. the czech republic investing. there were a lot of military assistance to ukraine that was announced. mark: the move by pressure to retreat from snake island, how significant -- samuel: the russian narrative is similar to the narrative in
april when they withdrew. they are calling it a goodwill gesture that will allow for the easy withdrawal of grain. that may be partially correct in that russia is trying to symbolically show as part of the solution to the food insecurity problem, and what is to blame is western sanctions. of course what the russians call a goodwill gesture, they ignore that the ukrainian is achieving success on snake island. ukraine has not landed on the island yet but it looks like they are making military advances. it is probable russia had to retreat for a strategic reason. mark: we know full well that the issue of food insecurity across africa is so much more acute in the wake of this blockage of grain from both russia and ukraine, not getting into the marketplaces around the continent. can i change tack a little here, president erdogan of turkey
warning sweden and finland he could still bloch the -- still block them to nato. clearly this is a big sticking point about erdogan saying they are sympathetic to and protecting kurdish militants. he says they are terrorists. samuel: obviously turkey was using its negotiations as a bargaining chip to achieve several things. one would probably be if the turks wanted to launch a more expansive offensive against the kurds. we saw the turkish media reporting 39 terrorists, as they say, are neutralized over the past 24 hours. turkey has already taken negotiations of the nato summit for -- one, it does not want opposition. second, it wants the terrorism suspects to be extra data to
turkey. the problem is finland has been vocal that it will not extradite potential targets to turkey. it remains unclear if they will compromise to join nato, or if they will be another twist that sees turkey blocking again. mark: you feel nato's involvement can become any more active? do you feel nato can do anymore? there is obviously that feeling from volodymyr zelenskyy from ukraine at the west is not doing enough. samuel: given the severity of the ukrainian situation and the fact there are so many different member states in nato, and such a large variation of defense spending. we are seeing more and more countries exceeding the 2% spending budget. but given the fact there is 70 different defense policies and norms and political calculations, ukraine is naturally frustrated. obviously it would want fighter jets, a no fly zone, much more
rapid transfer of artillery, antiaircraft systems. also concerns about ammunition shortages. ukrainians are obviously pushing for the maximum position. nato, even know it is united against the russian threat, is divided in terms of what its members are able and willing to give. mark: samuel ramani, as ever, thank you for joining us. we're watching for all developments on the situation. now to israel, where lawmakers voted thursday to dissolve parliament following the collapse of prime minister naftali bennett's ruling coalition, opening the way for an election on november 1. this will be israel's faith in less than four years. bennett will be replaced by his coalition partner, who will lead the government during what is expected to be a bigger election battle with ex premier, yes, benjamin netanyahu.
>> we're in a period of new elections. five elections in such a short time are unhealthy for a country. we must remember that. first and foremost, there is a state to run, a country to lead, a country that must take care of its citizens' needs, even if there are elections. >> israeli society face a big test in the upcoming period. how to settle arguments for the static -- i have come here to receive a reminder and a blessing of the way ahead, because this has been his weight his whole life. mark: let's bring in our correspondent on all matters in jerusalem. yair lapid, can he win against net and yahoo!? irris: it is not a binary question exactly because no one wins out right in these elections.
who can put together a coalition? when you look at the polls, he feels the job is rightfully his. or will it be laipd, a centrist, not a right-winger. also popular. leads the second largest group in the party. will he be able to persuade the public that this chaos and these endless elections which everyone is sick of, the fact is never a clear outme, that the time has come to make a cnge to come across to the center and stop this cycle? he's a former tv host. yet another top journalist in the top job.
can he do that? that is the question. mark: five elections in four years. these things cost money, it is not cheap. and it is leading to instability at the very top. i am wondering what the pools might be showing right now. irris: the polls are showing it is basically the same. israel is polarized. whichever person gets to the situation where they are the ones forming the government, they are going to have to have the same negotiations we have had. the elephant in the room, this is now a country that has moved to the right. it should be benjamin netanyahu. but there are so many right-wing parties that will not sit with him but -- that has been part of the reason for this ongoing chaos. he will not step aside. he has made that plane. so will he be able to do what he has not been able to do in the previous four elections? there will be lots of small
parties amalgamating. will that make enough of a difference? there are still enough parties that will not sit with him that it is impossible to predict. mark: irris makler, you will be guide us -- there to guide us for whatever happens. it's never a dull moment in israeli politics. thank you very much. great to see you. the move to close down an award-winning news website has drawn criticism on the philippines. outgoing president roderigo deter tate made it his last order. rappler's founder was awarded the nobel peace prize for her work. the former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is among those speaking out against the clampdown. dutere has left office and no word yet on his successor's
stance on rappler. but he is seeking to change -- reporter: solidifying his family's spectacular political comeback, ferdinand marcos, jr. is sworn in as president of the philippine's. at the ceremony the 64-year-old praised his namesake father, ignoring allegations ohuman rights abuses brought against the former dictator. >> i once knew a man who saw what little had been achieved since independence. in a land of people with the greatest potential for achievement. and yet they were poor. but he got it done. reporter: marcus junior's campaign invokes the stall jeff or his father's rule, saying it was a golden age for the philippines. under his regime, thousands of the dictator's opponents were tortured and killed, while billions of dollars disappeared
from state coffers. thursday, hundreds took to the streets of manila to protest the inauguration. >> the next administration will be an alliance of maybe the worst tyrants in history. reporter: demonstrators also object to the appointment to the vice president, the daughter of the outgoing president. they led a brutal anti-drugs campaign that left thousands dead. >> this regime should focus on revising the policies left. that is what the people demand. reporter: marcus junior has pledged to prioritize measures to boost the country's economy and valid education reforms and improved food sufficiency. mark: of course we are watching for developments on that situation. time for business. kate moody is here starting with sri lanka. kate: the international monetary fund has wrapped up what it
describes as constructive talks with the government, the first step towards possible agreement on financial support. as those talks wrapped up the island saw yet another day of protests as people grow frustrated with fuel, medicine, and food shortages. earlier this week government ordered schools to be shut, and banned fuel sales for all but it deems essential services like hospitals and on public transport for at least two weeks. sri lanka defaulted on its $51 billion foreign debt in april. the imf says we need to tackle corruption and raise taxes before agreeing to any bailout. european union has sealed a free-trade eel with new zealand after four years of negotiations. urszula von der leyen anderson to arden hailed the agreement as deepening the partnership of like-minded friends. you investment new zealand could increase by over 80% if and when the deal is ratified by the
blocks 27 member states. >> the european union is already new zealand's third-biggest trade partner, and with this agreement, we should be able to increase trade between the two of us by 30%. that is a big step. our farmers on both sides will benefit, and they will benefit way beyond tariff cuts. because we will work together on sustainable food systems. we will work together on animal welfare, on food and fertilizers, on the reduction of pesticides, many good topics. kate: consumer prices in france are rising at their fastest level in decades. inflation, when calculated on the eu's harmonized index, rose from 5.8% in may to 6.5% june. it means overall consumer prices this month worked 6.5% higher than a year earlier. energy cost 33% more and food, nearly 6%. the french government has spent
aliens of euros to help cushion the impact on households and businesses, with aid including direct subsidies to help the most vulnerable. just yesterday, the economy minister said he was considering extending an $.18 per liter petrol rebate until the end of the year. all of that aid has made france a stand out among its european neighbors. 6.5% is well below germany's 8.2% pri spike in june. spain and belgium have spiraled to around 10% inflation each. inflation in the u.k. was 9.1% in may. 8.6% in the u.s. the u.s. will be publishing june figures on friday. let's check in on the trading action now. wall street closed in the red, wrapping up its worst six month spell in 50 years. the nasdaq sliding 1.3%, losing nearly 30% of its value since the start of the year. the s&p 500 is down 20%. the dow jones, 15% lower than in january.
analysts are expecting market volatility to continue in the weeks and months to come. we saw sharp drops for major european indices as well as they closed out their worst quarter since the start of the covid pandemic. losses between 1.7% and nearly 2% each in london, paris and frankfurt. three weeks ago algeria suspended trade ties with spain over an ongoing dispute about the status of western sahara. algeria is a key supplier of natural gas to spain, which in turn exports around 2 million each year. hundreds of spanish companies say they are being affecd by the diplomatic freeze. this report from our team in madrid. reporter: since the middle of june, this head of the spanish company is been very worried. >> what is the status? >> everything is still -- reporter: this chemical product firm makes 80% from algeria.
since the dispute, business has ground to a halt. >> our clients cannot pay us and we cannot send them goods from spain to algeria. in the short term it is a real disaster, a huge problem. we are no longer going to be able to be in business. reporter: and there is another problem for the spanish economy. algeria is one of spain's main gas suppliers. in barcelona, the ceramics company is particularly anxious. >> ovethe last two to three months, our gas bill has practically doubled. up 70% because of the war in ukraine. now, you have got tension between algeria and spain. reporter: since spain back to morocco's economy plan for western sahara, this economist says algeria is using economic means to pressurize the government, a strategy that could have lasting effects for spain. >> oil production in spain is
going to suffer from rising gas or you let your city prices. and that is going to affect the country's competitive eddie. it is clearly not good news. reporter: more bad news for the spanish economy. inflation came close to 10% earlier in the year, the highest level in almost 40 years. kate: let's take a look at some other business headlines. shares of -- plunged nearly 30% as they said they would not pay shareholder dividends for the first time in 25 years. in the fallout over the war in ukraine, they have been reducing deliveries to europe. while it is still earnings millions of euros a week from western customers, that could stall if g7 nations push ahead with a proposal to cap the price of russian oil and gas. travelers across europe faced another day of chaos. around 10% of flights from paris were canceled due to a strike.
similar disruption is expected friday. 30 flights were canceled at london's heathrow. they said they could not cope with the number of bookings. easyjet staff in spain are due to kick off nine days of strikes on friday. and ben & jerry's has criticized a deal by its parent company unilever that would allow its products to continue being sold in israeli settlements in the west bank. the ice cream maker stopped sales there last year in protest of israeli occupation. on wednesday though, unilever said it was selling the and in jerry's israeli business to a local licensee. marcus tremendously controversial move. ben & jerry's, which is known to have very strong political views on a host of issues, saying it sharply disagrees with the decision by its parent company. mark: kate, thank you very much. as ever, great to see you. we take a very short break. after that, the news continues
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