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bialik asked transfer. managed by from. you. tube. this is you know reviews live from berlin germany france on the americal welcomes her ukrainian counterparts in berlet to discuss efforts to bring peace to eastern ukraine including a possible extension of russian sanctions but concerns over chancellor merkel's health dominated the visit with the chancellor appearing to suffer the effects of dehydration amid a heat wave in the german capital also on the program germany's top security
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official says the shocking assassination of a local politician is an alarm bell for german democracy and evidence of the dangerous new face of right wing extremism and the former head of european football he should not see any maintains his innocence after being detained by police in france investigators are looking into the awarding of the 2022 world cup soccer tournament to the gulf state of qatar. thank you so much for your company everyone. we start this broadcast right here in berlin where german chancellor angela merkel has promised support to ukraine as it seeks to extend sanctions against russia sanctions that were put in place over russia's backing of separatist forces in the east of the country americal made the
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comments as she hosted ukraine's newly elected president of lot of maryland is the former comedian's 1st visit to germany since taking office. ukraine's comedian turned president entered office as an unknown quantity last month but now europe's leaders are beginning to learn what he wants his message and berlin keeping up the west sanctions against moscow is the only hope for ending the conflict with russia in eastern ukraine and the new option was a good sound systems doll in peace we did not start this war but we hope to and that is quickly as possible but we do problem we do not want our european partners to suffer from the sanctions but this is the only way to end this conflict without bloodshed in my. visit and so i need just one we agree that is long as there is no progress the sanctions count be lifted concerning crimea they can only be lifted once crimea is returned to ukraine. but the personal seem to
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overshadow the political at times with one episode triggering worries about chancellor merkel's health. while receiving selenski she was briefly seen trembling in the hot midday sun. america was asked after the incident if she was ok and if people should be concerned. as they help inspiration and since then i've drunk at least 3 glasses of water which i apparently needed and now i'm doing very well it would. the chancellor focused on reassurances both about her well being and about her intent to maintain the sanctions aimed at forcing moscow's hand. and we can talk now to our correspondents are covering a bilateral meeting in berlin that we have our political correspondent and when you have shah's and in kiev w.'s calmly want to start with here in berlin we saw those the troubling pictures of chancellor americal
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a visibly shaking she said it was due to dehydration. exactly she downplayed the health incidence and later on at a press conference after a meeting we said i mean the landscape and indeed the images of her shaking were quite impressive to watch so like i say she don't paid incident saying it was due to dehydration but the german news agency d.p.a. reported that this isn't the 1st time such incident happened 2 to jam and chancellor but both her and thought a near as the landscape played it down when they talked about it at the press conference when a janet is asked if german people should be wary about the health of the chancellor let's turn now to the bilateral bilateral meeting rather what were the main issues that were covered. yeah well they talked i 1st. read to rated germany's support for ukraine's steps towards a more more economy development and towards
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a more democratic development in the country and the 2 leaders probably talks over the the hour long meeting they shared about the north team to pipeline project and of course what was in everyone's head today was to minsk peace process and it seems that both parties seem united in their wish to set in motion again. this process which is seen to have stalled over the past months and while it can afford probably welcome more pressure on the german government sides i'm going to america to fear him by the current situation as saying that i quote as long as there is no progress on that front the sanctions can't be lifted the sanctions against russia and the sanctions a related to crimea could only been be lifted if crimea returned to ukraine so there's a strong with here to. ukraine's sovereignty on the german
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side let's go to nic now to get their perspective for ukraine germany of course very keen to resuscitate the peace process remind us what the miss peace process exactly is and is mr vladimir's lenski the man to help revive it. well the process was the political process back in 2014 that brought the presence of ukraine and russia together in the belarusian capital with international mediation and basically froze this conflict in the state has been since then the front line hasn't moved significantly since then we didn't see the conflict spreading to the rest of ukraine but equally we have seen progress being made on a political process that would bring those regions currently held by separatists back into ukrainian control basically both sides essentially playing chicken with each other saying that the other side needs to take the 1st step well in terms of zelinsky chances really to be the person to shake things up i fear he won't be able
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to make as much progress as he hopes and won't find situations and if he different to his predecessor petro poroshenko he's definitely changed the negotiating team and tried to work towards changing that improving those atmospherics bring in people who maybe can find a better way of speaking to their russian counterparts in all of this but at the end of this the the really longest leaves in all this are in the kremlin that supports those separatist regimes keeps them alive and equally even if you really wants to make the compromises to really see progress happen there is a very determined civil society here in ukraine that has seen thousands of soldiers dying that isn't really in the mood at least now it seems to allow him to make anything that would seem like kowtow to the russians in the last 30 seconds that are remaining is there anything that germany and france americal can do to a concrete lee help end the war in ukraine well the hope here in germany is definitely to set back in motion that peace process and today was really all about
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getting in touch with getting to know one another on the on behalf of the 2 leaders they had to see whether that was possible whether setting in motion the peace process was an option a viable for both of them i mean russia's reporting from berlin and calmly reporting from kiev ukraine thank you both. well next it's an assassination that has sent shock waves through germany a regional pro migrant politician shot execution style on the terrace of his own home well now 2 weeks later police have a suspect in custody a man believed to be a far right sympathizer federal prosecutors have taken over the case and today germany's interior minister weighed in calling the attack an alarm bell directed at all germans. the pressure's on at the german interior ministry. the government doesn't want to open itself to accusations that in terms of blind
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eye to far right activities in a dominant and then extremist far right extremist attack on a leading representative of our state is a warning signal for us all to the. forty's are investigating whether the perpetrator acted alone as part of a group or is just one part of a much broader right wing terror network. thanks to explain this the suspect has a far right extremist career behind him if you will which started in the late 1980 s. and since then he's been part of the far right scene and has been convicted of a far right crime has begun and when he's long been on the radar of the domestic intelligence service to him it is for some should says. but in 2009 the suspect went quiet. and had fallen more or less off the radar. at his marksman's club no one will confirm
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whether he had access to weapons. in the town of islam when the politician vowed to luka was killed hopes are high that the case will soon be cleared up the idea that he might have been murdered for his liberal refugee policies is terrifying to many. from this is a bit dawlish to us here it's terrible that we live in a time or a situation where we have to be afraid of these kinds of far right attacks either on individuals or groups. and local. authorities have been on high alert as details of the case of emerged well over 12000 the far right extremists are on the list of potential violent offenders. and the interior minister say offer who you saw earlier cautioned that the killing of the group is a crime that should be taken as
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a warning signal when the crane our chief political correspondent explained what he meant by that well he went on to say that this crime and crimes like it are a danger for our entire free society so clearly his message is that society needs to take this incident very very seriously indeed he's also sending the message that of course he has interior minister is doing so and that's partly in response to the fact that german security officials and and political officials have in the past been accused of being a blind in the right meaning blind to the risk of political violence from the right and to some degree that certainly would apply to the interior minister himself he went on in his remarks to say we're seeing a brutalization of political discourse we're seeing the decline of ethics and morals in our public language and frankly many people would see
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a certain irony in that statement because the interior minister in his long drawn out battle with chancellor merkel over her open door migration policy use some very harsh language indeed and many would say poured fuel on the fires of xenophobia in germany. to put a correspondent in a crane reporting there let's bring up to speed now at some of the other stories making news around the world for democracy activists in hong kong have rejected an apology from chief executive kerry lam over a handling of a controversial extradition bill at a press conference lamb said earlier she regretted failing to connect with young people and asked for another chance but she refused to say the bill would be permanently were drawn. the u.n. is calling for an independent probe into the sudden death of former egyptian president mohamed morsi as a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack while in courts in cairo morsi had been in prison since 2013
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after being ousted by the military a year after he was elected president. a powerful earthquake has struck off the northwest coast of japan triggering a tsunami warning officials warned coastal areas in the northwest to expect a wave of up to one meter after the magnitude $6.00 tremor the quake has knocked out power to thousands of homes but no injuries have been reported. former your way for president michel platini has been detained for questioning by french anti corruption police investigating the award of the 2022 world cup to qatar his lawyers say he's innocent it's he is currently serving a ban from football over a separate case. full of european football supreme oh michel platini is back in the spotlight he was questioned by french anti corruption offices near paris over allegations of wrongdoing in the awarding of the 2022 world cup to cata
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his lawyer william brought all left without speaking to reporters but late to issued a statement saying part of the questioning had also been about the awarding of the 2016 european championship to france he added. this is not an arrest but rather being heard as a witness by the investigators within a framework preventing those being questioned and heard from consulting each other during the process prosecutors across the globe have long been looking into the bidding for the 2022 world cup but katter has always denied accusations of corruption and a fee for investigation in 2014 found no evidence in a statement on tuesday world football's governing body said fee to reiterate its full commitment to cooperating with the offer a tease in any given country of the world where investigations are taking place in connection with football activities. with just over 3 years left until kickoff it
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is difficult to imagine that the 1st world cup in the arab world will not take place. but plenty needs reputation has taken a nosedive since he was banned from football over ethics breaches in his dealings with disgraced former chief said blatter that sanction is due to end in october but he's questioning by french authorities leaves his future uncertain. you're watching the news the live from berlin coming up next a good heart alford's who will talk facebook and cryptocurrency in business news afghanistan even at the top of the out. bursts. poll. of species. of course if you can. you those are big changes and most start with small steps. to years tell stories of credence to people and innovative projects around the
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