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it should be born to. brain surgery starting march twenty fourth on g.w. . this is you know when you fly from berlin an emotional homecoming dozens of kidnapped schoolgirls from northern nigeria were turned home the same boko haram extremists that abducted them dropped the mom but with a stark warning for parents don't try educating your daughters again or we'll be back around lagos with the latest also ahead in a combative and confident speech chancellor angela merkel lays out her new
goldman's vision of german lawmakers immigration industry and criticism of the war in syria all featured prominently we'll get the details from our correspondents also is this the man who got donald trump elected cambridge analytic the c.e.o. alexander nix pays the price for his part in the facebook data abuse scandal because something see firm suspends it for boasting about using dirty tricks to swing elections. where iraq thanks for your company everyone well we started with a surprising turn of events in nigeria boko haram militants have freed more than one hundred schoolgirls abducted from a boarding school in northeastern nigeria a month ago while at this exclusive video that you see here attained by. d.w.
news from our partner station channels television shows some of the freed girls shortly after their release boko haram warn parents not to send the girls back to school and the nigerian government said it did not pay ransom for the girls released and that more girls are expected to be released in the days ahead. oh understandably a very emotional homecoming you have used correspondent in nigeria increase joins me now from lagos he's been on this story since it broke and i can't i really can't even imagine the sense of relief that the girl's parents must be feeling right now but also a lot of anxiety. absolutely i mean it was a big surprise for almost everybody living in the town there was no indications whatsoever that those girls were going to be released today but then suddenly in the morning we learned some pickups arrived and sound shortly before the military was withdrawn from the town and then pick ups with boko haram fighters came in
first people thought it might be another attack some tried to run away but it soon turned out that they just went to the school to release the girls and of course that triggered a lot of happiness and telling of a lot of celebrations now adrian tell us a little bit about how the girls are doing have all of them been released. well the girls reporters managed to talk to quite a good status right now they said they were well taken care of that way if it they were not views or anything like this so relatedly they're doing well but of course they've spent more one month in captivity so that will have an impact on on their lives that is quite certain but also one of the girl said at least one of them is still in captivity according to her she was a christian who refused to denounce a religion so they kept her and also this conflicting reports about some students who had died in the course of the abduction some numbers say five of them were
killed the government still says it needs time to very fire these reports very harrowing experience indeed and this is such a surprising turn of events adrian a boko haram dropping off the girls in person has this ever happened before. well we had the big book abductions about four years ago when almost three hundred girls where. one hundred of them are still in captivity or still with boko haram but a huge amount of them amount of them was released last year for example dozens of them were released and in the beginning the government claimed they were unconditionally released late on sources within the government confirmed that there was money paid for their release and also some senior fighters and members of the terrorist group where were released in exchange with the current jap she of doctrines the government again claims that the release was unconditional but this is not very likely why would let them go off to keeping them for one month without
receiving anything in return and a lot of people are fearing the consequences if money was paid indeed for those girls again to the terrorists this might be yet again an incentive for them to invade other communities and ducted another set of people in the future and it's a double edged sword indeed remind us again if you and if you will how it was possible in the first place that this group of schoolgirls were able to be kidnapped in such a brazen way. well it came as a big surprise because the reason why it happened is in the northeast of the country but it is in a pot where there were no further where there were no attacks before so most residents did not believe that it could happen there but they also heavily complains about the lack of response by the security forces in fact a few weeks before the attack on the school happened soldiers were withdrawn there was no protection anymore and it took the security forces hours to respond on the attack and once they responded the terrorists were long gone and this is still
something that clearly needs to be investigated why has the response taken so long why was the school unprotected how could that happen in the first place and up till now the government hasn't really come up with a clear answer to those questions already here increased reporting from lagos nigeria on the release of those schoolgirls thank you for your continued coverage. all right and back here in germany the chancellor chance i'm going to recall has marked the beginning of her fourth term in office with a right ranging policy a statement the chancellor just a number of issues in her speech she had harsh criticism for turkey's a military operation in the syrian town of academia and she also spoke about migration and islamiah in stark contrast to her newly appointed interior minister horst as a harford she insisted that islam had become part of germany that. it is up to no question that historically our country is christian but you know me
i'm right this is it's also not to say that the full knowledge of million muslims living in germany mean that the religion islam has not become a part of germany. our role here to explore what chancellor merkel's fourth term is going to look like is our chief political correspondent melinda crane million i want to get your take on the statement that we just heard the chancellor make how much of a departure is this for germany a chance america calling islam unequivocally a part of germany. it's not a departure in fact she's picking up on the sentence that has been uttered by successive german presidents there he clearly but it has been a subject of debate recently within her own party as you mentioned germany's new interior minister who comes from the area and sister party of chancellor angela merkel's christian democrats he has essentially been playing the populist card of islamophobia in recent weeks and
a member of the chancellor's own party has also used some similar phrases and she is clearly sending a message to these members of her party saying you need to get in line she went on to say after the remark we've just heard that in fact it will be a central aim of her government to promote the ability of the different cultures and religions to live together in tolerance and peace all right now what melinda the chancellor has been dogged by her handling of the refugee crisis back in twenty fifteen what policies are we going to see going forward. indeed it was quite noteworthy that she began with a strong acknowledgement that migration has divided and polarized germany and that was noteworthy because after the election she came out and said on the same evening actually she didn't see all that much that could have been done differently with this entire speech was an admission that there's a lot to do differently starting with those divisions and what measures is she
talking about to address them well on the one hand measures to ensure that the huge wave of migration in twenty fifteen was an exception and remains an exception so trying to fight the causes of migration after their roots namely with development assistance for africa trying to ensure that to migrate migrants would be migrants are taken care of closer to home with more support for example for u.n. agencies that do so also trying to ensure the great deal about what needs to be done for germans who feel that they are perhaps being left behind who have a sense that their own economic and social situation is precarious perhaps even in comparison to the migration to the migrants who are being so well taken care of for them she talked about support for families raising that she talked about building more affordable housing for those who need it she talked about lowering payroll taxes and what people pay into health insurance so
a whole host of measures as she said trying to ensure social cohesion and solidarity all right and what else jumped out at you melinda. well just the headlines very quickly strong criticism of turkey for that offensive enough as you mentioned criticism also of russia for simply standing by and letting it happen a very strong commitment to multilateral multi-lateralism in the foreign policy arena criticism of any protectionist stance on the part of the united states also very very strong words of support for europe saying germany's future is in europe's cohesion so a host of measures there as well to strengthen europe and finally a very clear acknowledgement that germany is lagging behind in coming to terms with digitalization and needs a big push on that front as well for our i thought a lot so work to get the chief political correspondent linda crane thank you aren't out to some of the other stories making news around the world. and kossovo an
opposition party has thrown tear gas in the country's parliament but self-determination movement party use the gas to disrupt a vote on a border issue what montenegro it's unclear if the parliamentary session will continue. a teenage palestinian girl who will be sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping israeli soldier had tommy reportedly accepted a plea bargain for the incident which was caught on camera and made her hero to many palestinians. in syria at least forty four people were killed when a rocket hit a busy market in a suburb of damascus officials blamed rebels but they deny targeting civilians and markets close to rebel held parts of eastern huta that have been under government attack since last month. all right to helena is here now and europe has given the go ahead to
a very controversial business deal how that's right monsanto buyer has got the green light the european union giving that the german chemical firm buy in its proposed takeover of the u.s. i grew john monsanto in emerging will create what will become the world's largest seed and pesticides company brussels has set some conditions. after months of uncertainty agra chemical giants byron monsanto will be heaving a sigh of relief today last august brussels launched an investigation into the fifty six billion euro merger which would create the world's largest integrated pesticides and seed company our in-depth investigation it raised concerns that the transaction as it was mitchie fight would have significantly reduced coming to sion in a number of markets in europe and globally. it would also significantly have reduced innovation which is very important to develop seeds with
a high yield or pests acts that are less toxic and less damaging to the environment as such products for farmers brussels imposed several conditions on bio they included selling parts of its business to german rival b a s a if that deal announced in october would see buy or sell the bulk of its crop seeds units and its glide for say herbicide business to be. in response to these concerns the parties have submitted a remedy package worth. well over six billion euros. this remedy package removes all problematic overlaps between the parties activities. and it ensures that the number of global players active competing and innovating in seeds and pesticides remains the same before and after the merger brussels
gave the go ahead despite opposition by environmentalists who fear the deal gives too much power to the world's leading manufacturer is of genetically modified organisms g.m.o. foods and the controversial weed killer glyphosate u.s. regulators are still have to approve the merger. and for more on this we can tend to all financial correspondent genelle frank but now jenelle this is obviously a huge merger how much market dominance will this new company have. well buyer combined board control about a fourth of the world's market in seeds and pesticides and in fact the scale of this deal is probably only matched by the resistance that it's met up with from farmers unions and n.g.o.s worldwide and in fact investors don't even seem particularly happy about this deal either we've seen buyer stock slip into the red with locational recoveries now critics have called this the merger from hell and
they've also warned of a stagger the competition commissioner against creating a facebook of farming not just in the sense that it's buyer could become a big company under a lot of negative public scrutiny but it also has a wealth of digital farming data that allows it to tell farmers what to form and when and how to fertilize with what so obviously it has a lot of power to reshape the global seeds trade and that's a lot of power to concentrate in the hands of a single entity that we thought goes way beyond market share and we should say of course that this quote unquote merger from hell still has to fulfill a you conditions as well as get the green light from us regulators how high will those be. well the e.u. conditions are. would have to shed over seven billion dollars in assets and it's kind of on the way of doing to doing that with this deal with b b a s f now it's on fire and b.s.f.
to prove to the commission that the really be a competitor to a buyer at a time where the sector is seeing a lot of consolidation so remember that this is the third mega merger that we're seeing in this sector the other two being dupont and dow chemical syngenta and come china up now whether the buyer deal is accepted which again will pave the way to this buyer monsanto takeover finally there's something about we will probably find out on april sixteenth is when the commission is due to decide whether to accept this deal all right covering the story for us. at the frankfurt stock exchange thank you. well could it soon be a case of europe off against silicon valley the e.u. commission has outlined a set of proposals to make internet giants like apple google or amazon pay considerably more tax in europe brussels wants to overhaul the system its tax system to make it fit for the digital age and and short that member states don't
list out billions of years. ireland is popular with tech giants who want to lower their tax bill the firms concentrate their business activities in places where tax rates are especially advantageous that's why apple google and facebook have their european headquarters on the emerald aisle but the e.u. commission wants to change that they plan to impose a special three percent tax on certain divisions within the tech giants today's proposal. simply about favor for all companies they're about creating the right environment for modern businesses and they're about future proofing single market so that collectively we can rise to the challenges of lies and digital eyes age and in the future tech companies would also be taxed where they sell their products and not just where they're registered that would mean a nice windfall for public coffers at the same time as drawing out european tax
always sees targeted times for b.m.w. prosecutors raided the company's headquarters on choose day as they search for evidence in the ongoing diesel gate scandal b.m.w. kluger has said that the company's diesel vehicles were not manipulated now despite the company's legal worries financially it's looking in good shape b.m.w. posted record profits of ten point seven billion euros for last day even off to splashing out on. development company says it expects twenty eighteen to be a night record in a row. a speck of a salon on the deepening scandal around facebook its data and political manipulation led us to leave the spotlight now is firmly on one british academical create at the app that harvested data on millions of facebook users and says he's being used as a scapegoat by both the social network and the political consultancy firm behind the data grab facebook says alexander kogan violated its policies by passing the
data on to cambridge analytic up the u.k. based firm is now in hot water after its c.e.o. was filmed by undercover reporters boasting about the dirty tricks he uses to swing election results the center of london home to cambridge analytics. the firm c.e.o. had a reputation for enjoying media attention but in the past few days alexander nick seemed less happy in the media spotlight. on tuesday cambridge analytic is suspended next following an undercover investigation by british broadcaster channel four he was secretly filmed by reported posing as a client seeking to get candidates elected alexander nix outlined some dirty tricks to help things such as blackmail. be effective and be just to get a. speech to be of interest to the. hope that it.
has to be true to the actual text video recorded there or in trapping politicians by filming them in compromising situations that gets right to the candidates out of the. city to get it shortly before being suspended next told b.b.c. he was exaggerating the company's work. but these latest accusations on the only problems dogging can be gentle. the company had previously bragged how to use facebook profiles to help get u.s. president donald trump elected now the u.k.'s data protection agency has social warrant to search cambridge analytic is headquarters and it's investigating whether the company illegally collected the facebook. this comes after a former employee spilled the beans on the company's tactics he says people were
asked to download a facebook app weeks secretly stole private data about the user and their facebook friends i will need to engage fifty thousand one hundred thousand people a really big data really quickly and it scaled really quickly we were able to get upwards of fifty million plus facebook records in the span of a couple months and that's how one of the biggest breaches in facebook's history came about. facebook's. been dodging the media for days british lawmakers have summoned him to appear before a committee and accuse facebook of misleading them at a previous hearing the hashtags delayed facebook and where is trending on social media and made calls for the internet giant to take responsibility for the breach. we realize how important these companies are for example to elections right across europe and i think this is the year when politicians have woken up we as the public
woke up and it's time for the tech companies to wake up because they don't get their act together they are going to face serious repercussions social networks will one celebrated as the saviors of democracy now critics are starting to ask where the social media should be more closely regulated. all right now for more on this story let's brand a social media editor jarrett reed good to see you gerri you've been on the story from the beginning for us part of the fallout from this data grab scandal is that one of the guys who got really really rich off of facebook is now calling on usually users to delete their accounts what's behind that well it's brian acton so he co-founded the messenger service which is a popular messenger services all around the world including here in germany he sold it to facebook in two thousand and fourteen and made billions and billions of dollars off it and now he is urging people to delete facebook as he's tweeted here
is time and this is catching on online this is a question that everyone's asking themselves and each other should i delete my facebook profile are you going to do that and so this is something we are social media community. where they going to do that and a lot of people said well look it's a good idea but it's not quite as simple as that like this used dirk singha he commented to us we all delayed our accounts and then watched another social network fills the gap and we have the same or different problems the need for something like facebook will still be saying another commentated i'm not advocating for the deletion of your social media presence these hash tag is laughable to be honest given how dot a collection is part of every internet giant strategy we need to get better at giving our information away and you know some really good points i think very very valid points there. but i was struck by one of them the need for facebook will still be there i mean are there alternatives out there with better privacy
protections all clearly the dumond force for services like facebook is there and what we're seeing now is that develop is a using this crisis to push their own platform so they're using this as a good opportunity to do that one of them is called the open book challenge it's launched by take investor jason calacanis he's offering teams seven teams one hundred thousand dollars to invent a base of facebook it's unclear exactly what that means there are alternatives none of them is nearly as popular as facebook and you have to keep in mind that google plus tried and failed my space tried to make a comeback and it failed serially nari from dot a from the pew research center among american households facebook is the most widely used platform followed by instagram which is r. and by facebook so facebook really dominates here to stay probably for future anyway thank you so much share it thank you. virtual reality has long been at home
in the world of computer games but now it's breaking out of the entertainment sector finding new applications in the medical field and city planning sector well over five hundred tech experts are discussing these and other options this week at a conference in the german city of here's more this simulation works like a computer game and as an attempt to cure vertigo it shows how virtual reality can be useful in real life experts at the conference and working in a primarily interested in how virtual reality will change the way people work together my vision is that the future is not sitting over a desk but standing together and working with media and technology in an interactive way. as early as the planning phase architects will be able to guide visitors through digital building models install water pipes and gas pipes virtually and help save energy and costs technicians could dismantle whole vehicles
at their desk and learn to repair them virtual reality is no longer just a gimmick. does first think it. was seeing now once also in the majors driven by the computer games market that we the video researches who develop serious implications we benefit from that because it's the right kind of hardware the right i want the right input devices. research is agree though that it's only when the gadgets start to look like goss's and tables and real will displace that the virtual will have truly become reality. all right before i let you go when i remind you of our main headlines this hour german chancellor angela merkel has addressed the issues dividing the german society from presenting her government's agenda to parliament she stressed the need to tackle the causes of illegal migration at the same time boosting security and measures to integrate foreigners already living here. political consultancy cambridge analytical has
suspended its c.e.o. after he was filmed boasting about tricks the company uses to swing elections all that's what facebook also under fire after reports that cambridge analytic illegally harvested data from millions of facebook accounts. in washington we do sound leyla our aco on behalf of the entire team here in berlin thank you so much for spending this part of your day with us the news continues at the top of the out of see that.
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