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>> live from berlin, this is the "journal" on dw. another embassy on fire -- the german mission in sudan is the latest target of protesters angry about an anti-islam video. >> in tunisia, at least three people are dead and 28 wounded as protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. >> the pope brings a message of peace and reconciliation to 11 on, but his visit is also marred by deadly protests.
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violence is sweeping parts of the mideast in africa as protesters vent their anger over an anti-islam video. now, they are not just aiming their targets at the u.s. >> we go to sudan where thousands of demonstrators stormed the german and british embassies in the capital khartoum. reports says -- say they smashed windows before heading to the u.s. embassy. >> berlin says embassy staff are safe, but there are reports of one death near the u.s. mission. >> we will go live in just a moment, but first, we have this report. >> the violence erupted after friday prayers. an angry crowd stormed the german embassy in khartoum. smoke and flying rocks filled the air. their rage is directed toward germany and the west in general.
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>> when they insult our beliefs, our religion under the slogan of freedom and democracy, we say to hell with freedom and democracy when it touches religion and faith. >> protesters also attacked the nearby british embassy. police fired tear gas in an effort to control the crowd, but they were unable to stop protesters from entering the german embassy. the reaction in berlin was one of horror. >> i strongly condemn these attacks on the german embassy in sudan. i demand from the sudanese authorities that the safety and integrity of the embassy grounds be guaranteed immediately. in accordance with international law.
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>> employees of the embassy in khartoum are all safe. the foreign ministry has set up a crisis team to monitor developments. security measures at german embassies around the islamic world have been stepped up to guard against more violence. >> for more, let's cross over to our parliamentary studios. tell us about the foreign ministry. >> as far as we know, the situation at the embassy itself has calmed down during the course of the afternoon, but the most important thing for the german government has been that all the 22 members of and the staff are safe, in part due to the fact that the embassy was not open today, friday being not a working day in most of the muslim world. of course, the german government has called on the sudanese
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authorities to ensure the safety and integrity of the german embassy here the other important thing, i think -- the condemned the violence but also condemned this video, which has caused such outrage in the muslim world. >> this, of course, happened in khartoum in sudan, but there must be nervousness about the german missions around the world. what kind of security precautions are being put in place? is there any talk of pulling people out of embassies? >> the german foreign minister said that they are not looking at that yet. security at embassies around the world has been stepped up in the last few days as a result of these protests. the german authorities were aware that there was a possibility of violence from today's demonstrations. that was why even before the attacks today, the sudanese
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ambassador in berlin was summoned and told that the german government expects them to protect german interest in their country. >> thanks very much for that. and the remains of four u.s. embassy staff, including its ambassador killed in libya, have returned to the united states. >> the coffins were unloaded from an aircraft at andrews air force base just outside washington. president barack obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, and defense secretary leon panetta were on hand to honor the men. in his comments, president obama praised the men's commitment and dedication and said that the sacrifice would never be forgotten. >> we turn right now to our top story, and that is the fact that there is this violence in sudan. we are joined now by a journalist in sudan, who joins me on the line from khartoum -- actually, i'm just hearing from
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our producer that we do not have that interview. we will move onto another story. anti-western violence has also exploded in tunisia. the country's official news agency said two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when islamist demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. witnesses say a group of protesters managed to briefly into the embassy compound before police and soldiers could secure the area. hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators continued to clash with security forces. there are also reports that the american school in the city has been set on fire. violent protests against the film also continue in egypt. and in cairo, protesters trying to reach the u.s. embassy clashed with police, who responded to tear gas -- with tear gas. media reports that more than 200 people have been injured in three days. in alexandria, an angry crowd burned the u.s. flag. the egyptian president condemned the violence and said that his
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government was committed to protecting embassies. let's go to our correspondent in cairo, who joins us on the line now. we had morsi pledging to protect u.s. and disease. is his government getting this under control? >> only a few hundred protesters are left, basically. the police set up a huge concrete wall around the embassy and holding basically the demonstrators at bay from the embassy itself, although we now have basically another front open to the national forces in sinai, which are there to basically monitor the peace treaty. one of the bases was attacked by militant islamists. when jeep and one helicopter were destroyed. >> president obama was quoted last week as saying that egypt is not an ally and not an enemy
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but a democratically elected government trying to find its way. we have not heard that kind of clear language about egyptian ties to the u.s. in a long time. what is your read on it? >> i think the u.s. government is trying to put more pressure on the egyptian president to be more frank against these protests, although the muslim brotherhood is in a difficult situation. they thought originally that basically they could benefit from these protests, but now, they are realizing that they might create a situation which they do not control any longer. one of the things -- originally, they called for a big demonstration in cairo, and they called it off only today because they were afraid that a situation might arise that they could not control any longer. >> definitely a delicate balance. thanks very much for that. >> let's head back now to sudan
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for the latest on the violence there. the journalists from the country joins me on the line from khartoum. what is happening now? what can you tell us? >> the demonstrations have ended for the day. everybody has gone home for now, but the question remains -- how many people were killed during the protests? one person was already confirmed. >> why did protesters attacked the german embassy in particular? >> there was pressure from the islamists. it also targeted germany with a small demonstration that happened last month in berlin.
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clearly, the government is under pressure from islamists. >> thanks for the update on what is a developing situation. in this time of religious tensions, the head of the catholic church called for peace. >> the pope calling for reconciliation between christians and muslims, but not everyone is keen to hear that message. >> there were also angry protests in beirut were not everyone was happy to see the pope. many muslims in lebanon are outraged by the movie trailer that has triggered violence and protests across the region. in tripoli, rioters set fire to
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a fast food restaurant. but supporters gave benedict a warm welcome in lebanon. during the flight from italy, the pope told reporters that he still hopes for peace. >> fundamentalism is always a falsification of religion and is against the essence of religion, which aims at reconciliation and creating the peace of god in the world. >> during the welcoming ceremony at the airport with the lebanese president, the pope said lebanon could set a positive example for the region. >> the famous balance between religions i 11 on and the goodwill of the lebanese people can be a model for the entire region if not for the entire world. >> then, the pope gave a blessing to lebanese government and church officials. >> mr. president, dear friends,
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i, as a pilgrim of peace to lebanon and as a friend of god and man. god bless you all. then the pope later held mass at st. paul's basilica. tomorrow, he is expected to meet islamic religious leaders. >> for a closer look at the story, we are joined now by our religious affairs correspondent. let's go back to the beginning -- what is the background to the pope's visit to lebanon? >> lebanon is quite unique, of course, to the arab world because it has the largest christian population. they are in communion with the catholic church. they recognize the pope as a spiritual leader. it is also a country in which virtually all other middle eastern religions are represented. there are sunnis, shiites, and
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has been a very delicate balance there. that balance has been threatened. since then, there has been a delicate balance in lebanon which many see as a model, and that is part of what he will be saying there. >> he is arriving at a time of high protests in the country. how is he likely to handle the situation? >> he says he is coming to 11 on as a pilgrim, that he will pray for peace. that may seem to some of our agnostic and our atheist viewers as being rather futile, but bear in mind, some 90% of the people, perhaps even more, in the middle east believe in god. that is certainly something that can influence them. it is significant that hezbollah, for example, the
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shiite group, has militia that is regarded by the united states as a terrorist organization and has said that it welcomes the visit from the pope. >> the pope himself is no stranger to the fact that there can be great tensions between christianity and islam. is that going to make him more cautious? that history? >> that is true. you are probably thinking of 2006, just after he became elected pope, that he held the lecture in which he quoted enable byzantine emperor who made disparaging remarks about islam, which led to violence, and the pope has since apologized for what he felt himself was a misinterpretation of his remarks. i think through that experience -- it is quite interesting -- there has been a vigorous dialogue between muslim theologians and catholic theologians as a direct result of that, and many misunderstandings have been cleared up in recent years. one of the things that is really important to recognize is the violence that we are seeing now
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is only a small minority of the more than 1.5 billion muslims in the world. >> that is a very important thing to remember. thanks very much for joining us in the studio. we will be back in just in the net with a look at two big stories -- the euro crisis and contemporary art.
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>> welcome back. a trial has opened in london of a ubs trader accused of gambling away 1.75 billion euros. he is said to have traded beyond his allowed limits at the bank. >> he was said to a hoodwink the bank. in fact, due to extensive knowledge of his assistant -- of the systems that he gained while working in the office. he joined the exchange traded funds desk in 2006. a prosecutor told the court his actions rocked ubs. the swiss bank is preparing itself for some awkward questions about staff supervision.
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>> markets on friday were dominated by the news from the u.s. federal reserve that it is launching a third round of quantitative easing. our correspondent has more from frankfurt. >> then bernanke made for an exciting finish to this stock market week. he is basically turning on the printing machine for money. he is promising to buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities in the united states until such time as the economy there improves. that drove up stocks worldwide. the dax made a large gain for friday and the week. this week, also the decision by the constitutional court in germany to give a green light for the esm pleased investors. there were also still pleased by mario draghi's performance, the president of the ecb, to buy the bonds of government -- of your countries.
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and it was a big day on the dax. we say in frankfurt for those figures. over in new york, trade is still under way for the dow jones industrial average, and it is high of 5.25%. 13,573. the euro trading above the $1.30 mark -- that has not happened in a while -- at $1.3016 pierre the past two weeks have been make or break time for the eurozone. >> that is right. the european central bank announced its unlimited on buying program. germany's constitutional court gave the green light for the permit. >> these are considered big steps for the euro, but they do not lessen the immediate problem for countries such as greece and spain. we have more from the meeting of eurozone finance ministers in cyprus. >> the delegates appeared relaxed as they arrive for the conference. for once, market pressure for
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immediate action to solve the crisis is easing, not mounting. there was no mention from spain's economics minister of a bailout for his country. >> we will discuss the state of our budget. there are good signs for the autonomous regions. the eurozone rescue fund could be in place by the end of october, but the head of imf was also quick to reject rumors that spain would soon need a bailout. >> i know there have been some trepidations and speculations as to whether president draghi and myself would be in the negotiations. i can assure you that we are not. >> increase's debt problems were also on the agenda. experts from the troika are in athens to assess progress. >> we call on the troika and greece to continue negotiations and agree on a set of credible measures to close the fiscal gap for 2013-2014.
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>> but despite the ongoing difficulties, the eurozone ministers say greece is moving in the right direction. >> let's go to moscow where russia's parliament has voted to expel a critic of president vladimir putin. >> the opposition deputy is accused of running a business while been a member of the parliament. that is illegal in russia. the claims the charges are part of a political bent designed to silence opposition. he has spoken at rallies against putin since the russian leader's return to power earlier this year. in just a minute, we will be looking at the world's biggest contemporary art show. it has been called a big success, but what does our arts editor think? >> one of their couple of months ago, i had a lot of questions, but -- when i went there a couple of months ago. first, other news from around the world. the japanese government says it wants to stop using nuclear power by 2014. that is a major policy shift for
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the country, which advocated expanding nuclear energy until last year's reactor disaster at fukushima. >> japan is boosting security near disputed islands after china sent six surveillance ships to the area. tensions have been rising since japan announced it would buy the islands in the east china sea. the uninhabited territory is potentially rich in oil and gas reserves. >> in guatemala, fuego bachmann has erupted. 11,000 people living nearby have been evacuated from their homes. guatemalan authorities say they expected the volcano to soon die down and people would be able to return to their homes. ok, let's get back to germany, and it has been a summer of contemporary art in the heart of the german provinces.
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it only comes around every five years, and this weekend, it finally comes back. >> this year show has been breaking records and pleasing critics as well. we will get word from our very own arts editor in just a moment. >> first, this report on the end of three months in castle the cave art lovers plenty to chew on. >> this bronze tree will stay. this culture views of a stone has a real treat growing next to it. art and nature in a permanent reminder. castle has been a fantasy world the summer. an oasis for butterflies and a sculpture garden for dogs. the curious -- some call them bizarre -- ideas cost something of a stir. her a deal was to combine disciplines and break through the traditional boundaries of art. many of the exhibition's relate to what is happening in the world today, like political and religious conflicts. in his video trilogy cabaret
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crusades, the egyptian news puppets to portray the crusades as seen from an arab perspective. a central theme was how art reflects and interact with the world. artists and scientists were challenged to combine their disciplines and visions. rarely has the term art been so all encompassing. some predicted the show would be a failure, but the crowds prove them wrong. even critics had to admit that the exhibition was an exciting and inspiring extravagana of contemporary art. >> ok, let's turn now to our arts editor, who joins us in the studio. i have a bit of a confession to make -- i went to catholic couple of months ago. i spent one day at the documenta
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and was a little bit disappointed, a little bit flummox. how do you explain that? were you inspired by this year? >> not everyone has to like it. seven under 50,000 or so liked it. art is so subjective, so personal. it depends very much on what you expect -- if you expect big names like the big painters of our time. a lot of names you have never heard of. also, if you expect like the usual fare of art shows, you will be quite disappointed. >> of course, there are people who get a ticket and keep going day after day. is that really the way you have got to handle it? >> i think a lot of people -- never in the show's history so many -- 100 day passes have been sold, which means that so many
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people go there often, spend a lot of time there, and i think that is exactly the way you can experience it. it is not about going there and saying i have been there, done it. it is about sharing, experiences. i believe it is a wonderful experience to see and experience are together with other people. a lot of other items were touched like ecology, nature, things would not necessarily expect at an art show, but which a lot of people relate to their everyday lives. this is exactly what the curator has done here. there's a lot of art, i think, of good quality, most of it -- not everything, but the art is they're open to life, open to the world, and it is not
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revolving run this up. >> what exactly did people love? >> just look at the queues. the square in front of the main building is packed these days, but what especially impressed me was an art work by william kittredge which perhaps we can see here. the name of the work, which is a multimedia opera, about 20 minutes long, is about the refusal of time, and the artist, which we see here, who is by far the most important south african artists from johannesburg -- he has put together an artwork which asks if we can reject time. can we escape our fate? it is all very metaphorical. the fantastic thing is you sit there for 20 minutes.
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it is like being in a capsule. he keeps his promise. the art show a visitor can refuse time by just going there. i think that is exactly the approach. it is a shared experience. you go out and feel you are not a different person, but you have experienced something others did not. >> i think that is the mystery or the magic about the whole show. and you find our work like that everywhere. >> as i say, it is very personal, and i think one of the big values of the show was that it was a far cry from the art market. >> we have to go. >> thanks very much.
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