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this is eat every news live from berlin it's a landmark day in zimbabwe where voters are going to the polls in the first ballot since autocratic rule robert mugabe was ousted last year holding stations have just opened in a large turnout is expected we'll take you live to the capital harare. also coming up mali's presidential election marred by violence the incumbent to guard jadar cast his ballot in a vote that was meant to bring peace of the west african country but attacks keep many voters away. is a monument to one of the darkest chapters in spanish history in the final resting
place of the man who ruled the country with an iron fist for decades now spain socialist government wants to dig up francisco franco from his grave didn't report on a controversy dividing the country. and go right thomas victory in the tour de france becoming the first welshman to win one of cycling's grand tours thomas crossed the line of the shuffling say stealing your first tour de france victory we'll bring you the highlights from the final stage. i'm sumi so much kind of thank you for joining us people in zimbabwe have just started to vote in landmark presidential and parliamentary elections it's the first time in nearly four decades that the name robert mugabe is not on the ballot paper the former president resigned after pressure from the military last year polls have just opened dozens of candidates are running for president of the polls show a close race. the two front runners are mugabe successor president and resentment
god one an opposition leader nelson chamisa. in a rare public appearance on the eve of the election mugabe said his successor and former ally took power illegally he said he would vote for opposition leader nelson chamisa rather than the ruling party he led for decades but he did encourage them by winds to accept the election result regardless of which party emerges victorious will many hope that the elections will bring long overdue change to zimbabwe which is suffering from high unemployment and an echo economy in meltdown correspondents melanie coredump bol and adrian krishna sent us this report from harare. and tending our granny with the effort that is something quite extraordinary campaign events like this one organized by the opposition m.d.c. party used to be extremely dangerous brutal crackdowns by the government commonplace that was would you know. i was beaten up and had to spend three
months in hospital i was bedridden and could only eat porridge my back was badly injured and i thought i would never be able to become a father but by god's grace i recovered. but i did because i know. now many are hoping for a fresh start with a new president the preacher and lawyer nelson chamisa. i was there. was what it was there like this is no wonder you don't know what they're going. to the past is never far behind in zimbabwe the country's economy has collapsed down by high unemployment hype and nation and binion's and foreign that is the legacy of thirty eight years of rule by the party. now is to have the military having our
president up at home. and i and my son mom and dad why then take over and now at seventy five years old he wants to continue running the country. although he is a former vice president and was part of the very system that brought the country to the brink of collapse when he got what promises a break from the book of iraq and news and bob way just like his opponents he likes to portray himself as an advocate for change. tearing his short time in office moment god has opened his country up to her own investment and planted said. great freedom.
but doesn't believe his sudden change of heart of the governing party and that's president he acknowledges some positive developments though for the first time in his life he doesn't have to hide his red opposition shot on the way home after a rally he can wear it with pride and without fear. that report from melanie corrida bol and she joins us from harare with more on the story hi melanie good to see you so voting is underway this is an historic election is the first as we said without former president robert mugabe how significant is this day for the people that you've been speaking to there. to me it's a very significant day for the almost six million voters here in zimbabwe i'm in harare at one of the polling stations and look at these queues behind me they are massive people have been queuing from four am in the morning at seven am is when
the when the polling station opened and people here have really excited they feel like this is a fast election that could potentially be free and transparent and that they have votes this time around will really count. woman god he himself has hardly been seen or heard of since his ouster but melanie he made a surprise appearance as we said in front of the cameras the night before voting and he turned against his successor president immersed in one god well let's listen to what he said. is our new pure or impure so or. worked very. hard. to resign. now and why are we seeing mugabe here turn against his successor and his former ally. well let's remember he did not leave the political stage voluntarily he was ousted by the military and now someone who once
was on his side is running for president so of course he is quite resentful he has been saying there are so many names on the ballot paper there are twenty three but my name is not on that and that is very painful he also said that his party has become undemocratic and unconstitutional which is quite a strong statement considering that he ruled the country and what was the century a dictatorship for almost four decades and he's not particularly popular with a lot of people in zimbabwe right now is his apparent endorsement of nelson chamisa going to hurt his chances. you can actually not underestimate how much of a political to play he still has with some parts of the population there are some people who are still supporting zanu p.f. no matter what but there are also some people who really supported mugabe and if he is the one saying that he will not vote for a month and got what that could mean that those people will go out and they will
vote for to me and you can tell them when they got what has felt threatened by this because yesterday he did put out a video in which he said if you mode or to me you vote for mugabe so apparently he does still have a say not only looking at these two candidates how much can either of them actually affect change. at least they promise change this is what they both have been running back in pains on and especially when it comes to the economy but talking of the economy and the disastrous state that it is then. it is quite a difficult task to climb out of this horrific leave big hole that the mugabe era has duck it will be a difficult task to bring the economy back on proper footing and when it comes to other problems this moment god has been saying he's going to fight corruption he's going to make the country a lot freer but as you've seen in the report as we've said he is one of the people who was part of the very system who was who was alongside. repressing the
opposition and who was responsible for the economy as well and when it comes to me saying he has been making big promises to especially when it comes from the air when it comes to the infrastructure but he doesn't really outline how he's going a goal where he's going to take the money off of that so both change will be a difficult task and what about the political stability will the two biggest political parties accept the results if they lose a. difficult question and that's also the biggest concern of the international observers that we've been speaking to and will be speaking to during the day the opposition might not be accepted if money got quote wins they have been saying throughout their entire campaign that there is rigging going on that the election process has not asked for its parents as it should be they were saying don't start today that they are certain that there have been one million extra ballot paper has been printed and then we have the other concern that
the military would not accept if tell me so won the election and yeah i think about it eight months ago they asked of the president mugabe from his office and now eight months later they're going to hand over the power to another party when not sure about that so we'll have to see more keep on following and covering that for you all right melanie credible for us in zimbabwe at a polling station thank you very much melanie. meanwhile the votes are being counted after presidential elections in the west african country of mali. and incumbent in for him boubacar kaita is seeking a second term and he is took to women voting was overshadowed by violence hundreds of polling stations were dave unable to open due to security concerns several of those that did were forced to close after militants launched attacks for years somalia's faced dollar insurgencies from jihad ists and from separatists. lining up for security check before going to cost their ballot the threat of violence is on
the minds of everyone here. incumbent it bring him because it is favorite to win this race though both opponents and voters a voice down over his record in this insurgency riven country. no one him and you know we need more security in mali that's the most important thing and work for young people in. mali has been beset by violence since islamist militants swept through the country's north in two thousand and twelve french led forces intervened and pushed back the rebels and un peacekeeping mission arrived and in two thousand and fifteen a peace accord was signed between the government and the armed groups in the north but that agreement has never entirely held attacks and ethnic violence have been on the rise. despite the support of the international community and all the efforts made in this country were not able to manage this
crisis of trees in northern mali like here in the city of cow tension is at its highest some polling stations couldn't a new tool due to the threat of attacks the official results of the vote is expected by friday. now to some other stories making headlines around the world in the u.s. wildfires raging across california have claimed another life a firefighter has been killed battling a blaze near yosemite national park that brings the state's overall death toll to eight six. have died in a massive fire in northern california hot and dry conditions have been feeding the flames. just president trump has threatened to shut down the government if the democrats do not support of plans to build a wall along the border with mexico trump has threatened to shut down several times since taking office in a bid to get congress to pass immigration matters he has asked for twenty five billion dollars to build the barrier. a polar bear has been shot dead for mauling
a cruise ship employee on an arctic island in norway the guard was a supporting tourists while the ship was docked on spitsbergen island when he was attacked another employee of the german cruise line then shot the bear the injured man is reportedly in stable condition. and the party of cambodian prime minister when sen says it has won a landslide victory in disputed elections it claims to have won all the seats in parliament official results will be out next month but rights groups are calling the election a sham after the main opposition party was banned prime minister hun sen is the world's longest serving leader. spain's new socialist government wants to remove the remains of fascist dictator francisco franco from their final resting place they were interred in a giant mausoleum north of madrid the site is dedicated to the fallen on all sides of spain's civil war it pays homage to franco but also houses the remains of his victims the government says it wants to turn it into a place of remembrance rather than a monument to
a dictator. to sylvia navarro a visit to the valley of the fall a new madrid awakens painful memories. the remains of more thirty thousand people killed in the spanish civil war a buried in mass graves one great uncle. but i me we need are. never to come here i can't sleep the night before. their eyes i find it very upsetting. on the monument commissioned by joe. unroll franco and built in part by forced labor as was finished some sixty years ago many of those who lie he had fought for franco but the graves also contain remains of republican opponents later the spanish dictator was also buried here we're not permitted to film in the underground basilica but sylvia takes photos her uncle lives in an anonymous grave franco in a tomb behind the altar spain's new socialist government now plans to exuma
franco's remains and turn them over to his family for sylvia that would be a first step. for now frank or. removing franco is important for our democratic culture. but for me it would also be important to remove our relatives from here. that after all the history and the origin of this monument is anything but democratic. then what practical. don't touch the valley says this t. shirt gutierrez wants franco and the others to remain at the valley of the fallen she says the more silly and does not dishonor the memory of the dictator's opponents an avowed franco supporter she is organizing protests now the or moment of where no one has ever built such an enormous monument that also almost their enemy the dead opponents of the one where would you ever find more
reconciliation than that. if. the protest in the valley of the fallen has drawn thousands who are here to honor the dictator's memory they chant long live spain and franco franco. some are carrying the flag of spain under franco or giving fascist salutes others are more restrained they fear that old wounds might be reopened i don't want to stop whatever the new government is bringing brands to our society instead of solving real problems. problems facing people who are out of work or retired they're just stirring up the dust. we're in the twenty first century and all of these things should be forgotten. forgetting this history would be a terrible mistake says francisco friend is the social anthropologist served on a commission that has explored ways for spain to confront its past and its
monuments to dictatorship he backs the plan to move franco's remains but i mean this is one of the most important monuments of totalitarian architecture in europe that's exactly how it should be presented it's essential for spanish society law and will strengthen our democracy and the market it's unacceptable that a dictator is on it in a percentage that was financed with public money. for sylvia franco's removal can't come soon enough only that can give spain a fresh start she says and the country will only find peace if the families of the victims are able to locate and reclaim their relatives remains. after three tough weeks on the roads of france go right thomas as the new tour de france champion thomas only needed to complete the final stage to ensure a victory and secure his maiden tour title he becomes the sixth team sky rider in
seven years to win road cycling stop competition to the celebration. champagne all round for team sky the end of a triumphant somewhat affronts just like in the last three years what's changed though is that when he himself the right thomas unlikely hero the welshman secured his first ever told win after completing the rights of paris on sunday it's customary that the race leader is never challenged on the final stage meaning he could enjoy himself but competition remains fierce of on the sprinters alexander christophe taking the final stage when the shops amazing. but only eyes were on thomas as he crossed the finish line. joining him on the podium with teammate chris froome the defending champion having finished third. for thomas picturing was a dream come true are going to slug him because of this race i remember going home from school to watch the end of that so the france in the dream was always just to
be a part of it to be able to talk. so another emphatic win for team sky thanks to the unlikeliest of champions. in motor sports lewis hamilton has extended his lead in the formula one championship after winning the hung gary and grand prix the briton led from start to finish it's another blow for his title rival sebastian fettle the gap between the two drivers widens again with less than ten races to go this season. the two miss avies drivers started at the front of the grid with championship leader lewis hamilton in pole position but the ferrari's showed good pace in practice and sebastian vettel in particular was desperate to make up points on hamilton and close the gap in the standings spectators were. i think for a tense battle at the hungaroring. but have also was as composed as ever on a sweltering circuit and while my sadie's performed perfect it stops ferrari cost
vettel precious seconds a slow tire change put him a long way behind race leader hamilton. that forced the german to take drastic action to avoid losing even more ground in the championship with five laps to go he pulled off a risky maneuver to get past valtteri bottas and into second place ahead of them hamilton crossed the finish line comfortably in first it's the reigning champions fifth win of the season and it keeps the british driver on course for a fifth well title. race first weekend for us thank you very much. hamilton now has a twenty four point lead on his rival vettel an advantage that will help him enjoy the upcoming summer break. all right time for business now on wall street worries from friday are spreading across global markets today get this right assuming that after the u.s. published stellar growth figures for us there are fears the u.s. economy may be peaking stock exchanges in tokyo shanghai and soul broadly posting
declines with european markets expected to follow suit analysts are skeptical that the record four point one percent g.d.p. growth in the u.s. is sustainable consumer spending and the surge and so we've been exposed we're behind the surge and quarterly growth investors also bracing themselves for a raft of central banks to do this week from the bank of japan to the u.s. federal reserve. now let's shed some light on these developments and talk to carsten brzeski he's the chief economist at db and joins us now from frankfurt caused those u.s. figures don't seem to impress anyone has u.s. growth really peaked. you know one of the no not really i think the u.s. can still benefit from the from the tax cuts we got on there under president trump and also from the still are out of you know interest rates so i think for for two thousand and eighteen the growth picture looks extremely promising for the u.s. economy two thousand and. eight different story because then we will see that the
stronger dollar the higher interest rates will probably start to bite and to dent that bit of the recovery well is it really all downhill from here are people just really deliberately trying to talk down a strong u.s. economy. i think it's more or less we we have a very long and positive cycle in the u.s. economy but similar to what we see in in germany almost ten years of continued growth and then obviously it is much easier to predict the next slowdown than predicting a endless continuation of the current recovery i think there is a bit of talking down the entire story but still don't forget we have the the ongoing trade war we have a relatively strong u.s. dollar we have a central bank which has continuously increased our interest rates we have the tax reforms that mr trump which will peter out next year so there are lots of ingredients in place to say that yes two thousand and nineteen will see a slowdown of the u.s. economy but clearly not
a recession. what can we expect from the fed this week. no no action strong words probably also strong words on their intent so that they will that they will give the clear message to financial markets that they are still planning to hike interest rates twice for the until the end of the year i think that we also get a bit of a warning that we had already couple of weeks ago by mr powell namely that a trade war would it would be harmful to all of us especially the u.s. economy are you confident that a trade war especially between europe and the u.s. has been averted now after the meeting of younger and trump last week on this the no i think especially when it comes to trade we have so much we've heard so many erratic statements coming out of the white house coming out of the u.s. so that i think we have to be extremely cautious it looks much better right now than
than a week ago but i think we need to be extremely cautious because there is no deal there is no agreement so i'm pretty cautious. of them thank you very much. germany's on the job training may be the envy of quite a few countries desperate for skilled workers but back at home companies i increasingly finding it hard to find enough try trainees to keep the economy moving a full third of german companies say they have vacancies they can't. trainees helped build these tractor trailers a german utility vehicle maker feld bender. they're getting on the job training while they take classes at vocational school. the multi-year programs give participants the skills they need and help match them with the right company. because i like working with my hands and being able to see what i've achieved if i
finish a vehicle and see it driving across the court yard i'm happy. the sentiment is becoming rarer these days vocational training is falling out of favor with german youth they're opting for university degrees instead of the system has helped germany keep youth unemployment in check at less than seven percent it's the lowest in the e.u. and other countries are already copying the program but that hasn't helped the model stay popular in germany. contention is that tech i can only say this the order books are full and that is certainly true for many german companies unfortunately we don't have the people to see those orders through. last year close to fifty thousand training positions stayed vacant the german government has promised to update the training system in the coming years a much needed move to keep germany's economic motor running. and one of germany's warmest summer has in decades is forcing vinton us to harvest that. than
ever before they'll begin picking on the sixth of august previous record years with two thousand and seven two thousand and eleven and two thousand and fourteen then pickings again two days later the german wine institute says this is the earliest harvest ever measurements taken over a series of decades show temperatures have risen every year since one thousand eight hundred eight. and here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you can use both as a go. to the polls in the landmark elections in zimbabwe these are the first elections to be held since former leader robert mugabe was deposed by the army last november. votes are being counted off the presidential elections in the west african country of mali incumbents. is to win a second term the vote was overshadowed by violence several polling stations were
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