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>> this is "dw news" from berlin. turkey is on edge after at least nine people are killed in attacks in istanbul and the southeast of the country. one target was the u.s. consulate, where a fierce gunbattle took place. elsewhere, a car bomb detonated at a police station. also coming up, a day of violence in kabul. a car bomb in the afghan capital has left five people dead. it is the latest in a wave of attacks in the city. and the eu gives another 2.4 billion euros to countries coping with the migrant crisis. the lid put a stop to images like these --will it put a stop
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to images like these? sarah: i am sarah kelly. thank you for joining us. turkish officials say that nine people of died in a wave of attacks. there was also an attack on the u.s. consulate in in stumble. -- istanbul. these incidents are fueling concerns that turkey's campaign against militant kurdish separatists could trigger more violence on turkish soil. the latest from istanbul in a moment, but first, this report. reporter: police sealed off the area around the u.s. consulate in istanbul. local residents witnessed a firefight early this morning. "we woke to the sound of gunfire and went to the window, he says. "we saw 2 women during shopping bags. we saw women take over with a
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gun but he wasn't shooting. he aimed security officials and consulate officers." the attackers managed to escape, but police later shot and apprehended one of the women. she was taken to hospital. the outlawed revolutionary people's liberation front has claimed responsibility for the attack. it is the same group that carried out a suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in the turkish capital two years ago. a turkish security guard was killed in that attack. turkey, the united states, and european union have classified the group as a terrorist organization. outside the hospital, where one of the alleged group members is being treated, police arrested sympathizers. a few hours before the consulate attack, unknown assailant detonated a bomb near an istanbul police station.
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in an exchange of gunfire, one police officer and several of the attackers were killed. police are trying to track down those's possible -- as was possible for the attacks. sarah: time to head to istanbul where our correspondent is standing by fire skyb -- via skype. what were doing know about the motivation of the attackers in the attackers around the country? reporter: this fringe group has what it says is fighting against the u.s. imperialism, it has always had this strong anti-u.s. sentiment, particularly the u.s. military presence in turkey, and detectives follow deployment of six military jets to a turkish base to be used against the islamic state. security forces in the run-up to the tax have been arresting them as part of a broader sweep against the pkk and the islamic
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state. as for the other attacks, the police station in istanbul and the attacks in the predominantly kurdish southeast of these are seen as the work of the pkk, the kurdish rebel group, which had a piece process collapsed last month between the turkish state and the pkk.. you saw was a vision airstrikes against the pkk, and they are retaliating -- you saw a resumption of airstrikes against the pkk, and they are retaliating. sarah: retaliation in response to that increased military campaign. is there concern in istanbul where you are that we could see more attacks like this? dorian: i mean, there is a deep concern in istanbul and across the country, particularly at the speed of events. you have to recall in the german general election, the great seeing of optimism, the first time the pro-kurdish party had been elected. the peace process was still continuing. in a matter of a few weeks the countries looking at the prospect of a possible resumption of a full-scale conflict which occurred in the
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1990's, which claimed 40,000 lives and million displaced people and a bankrupt economy. there was a great deal of concern about the speed of events and the direction of them. sarah: a great deal of concern in deed jermaine jones in istanbul, thank you. -- dorian jones in istanbul, thank you. there is the more bloodshed in afghanistan. a suicide bel palmer -- bomber injured many in an airport. this is linked to a power struggle within the taliban. reporter: the twisted wreckage of yet another car bomb did this one for through the busy roundabout to the entrance to kabul airport. it is an area often clogged with traffic, as vehicles wait for security checks. it left many pedestrians like this man in shock. "i was just passing by when there was this powerful
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explosion. i could see all the smoke and dust rising out. i saw a body on the ground and there was a person on fire inside the vehicle." kabul was already on highland after a wave of attacks last week killed at least 50 people. observers believe they are linked to a leadership dispute within the telegram. that was sparked by last week's revelation that the founder mullah omar was dead. security experts believe the new taliban leader may be ordering attacks to distract attention from internal rifts. afghan president ashraf donnie condemned the latest -- ashraf ghani condemned the latest incidents. "the incidents in the past two months in general and particularly the incidents of recent days prove that suicide bomber training centers and bomb making factories, which are continually used to kill our innocent people, are active
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inside that country." the northern province is also affected. this the side of the suicide blast that killed 29 on saturday. many question the government's ability to stop the carnage without the german peacekeepers who used to be based here. "we want security and stability from the government so we can live in a peaceful environment. we have been suffering from war and conflicts for almost two years." the fresh wave of violence demonstrates afghanistan's continuing volatility. peace talks with the taliban seem unlikely to resume anytime soon. sarah: let's bring in a reporter. why are we seeing this increased spike of attacks in afghanistan? waslat: the spike of violence has come after internal rifts
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within the group leadership has deepened after the confirmation of the group's supreme leader, mullah omar, which have been kept secret for almost two years . some experts say that this is a clear signal that the violent -- the violence is a clear signal that the new leader does not want the peace process in the country. sarah: if mullah omar, as has been articulated, has been dead for two years now, why is this having an effect now? waslat: most of the taliban fighters had no idea about his death. it was being kept secret for almost two years. and now that the news is out, the taliban are thinking to themselves, who have i been talking to the whole time, and whose command have i been listening to? this is what we are observing
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right now. sarah: what does this mean for peace talks? we hear they have been put on hold. is that an indefinite status afte? waslat: his comments suggested that the peace process's debt for now but he is sending a delegation to pakistan on thursday and we will see what will happen after that, and if they will take new steps towards the peace process. it depends on what pakistan is deciding to do. sarah: what does all of this mean about the taliban? when we look at afghanistan, it is a force to be reckoned with. is its power increasing or decreasing, especially in light of the recent attacks and the powershift? waslat: well, the attacks can be seen as a weakness and strength, because, first of all, the telegram cannot launch. attacks in the capital of the country, but they are using
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tactics like suicide attacks. at the same time, we have to ask ourselves why is this happening in the capital, and security in places that are so highly secured by the airport? sarah: waslat, thank you. we appreciate a good we shift our focus to the united states, where ferguson, missouri is in a state of emergency after police exchanged gunfire with an 18-year-old man. he is now in hospital and has been charged with assaulting officers. the city has been working -- marking one year since the death of michael brown, a black teenager shot dead by a white police officer. >> please get him some help, man! he is leading out! reporter: another sleepless night for people in ferguson, missouri. in this video footage we hear someone pleading with police officers to help a man they just shot. the man was left in critical condition.
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police responded by saying he was armed and had fired at them. all four officers have been put in administered of leave. citizens of ferguson are skeptical. sunday night's violence sparked new purchase on the streets of the town. demonstrators are outraged by for the police violence. >> this is what democracy looks like! >> we need to raise up, we need to say you are accountable. they are the life that are being lost. there is justice, so our children must be allowed to live . reporter: and another power of town, selena jones is cleaning up from last night's rights. this is the second time her saloon has been vandalized by protesters and she does not understand why. >> when things like this
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happened last year to me and my children, no mother -- none of the protesters can to help. none of the people walking a deed anything to support the businesses. all i see is inadequate process. oic is a process that is happening with no results. reporter: black community leaders say they have had enough and are committed to ask losing racial bias by law enforcement officers. whatever the outcome of their efforts, the next few days are expected to be tense in this part of the u.s. sarah: and for more, let's bring in dw correspondent richard walker, standing by in a studios in washington, d.c. a state of emergency in st. louis. what is expected in the next 24 hours? richard: yes, well, we are going to have to wait and see, sarah. obviously a very tense situation unfolding there being watched
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closely from here in washington. loretta lynch, the attorney general, is leading this whole subject area for the obama administration, and she has come out and condemned the violence that took place last night. she says it undermined the message of the protesters. of course, most of the protesters would agree wholeheartedly with that. so far, today has been one of peaceful protests in ferguson and in neighboring st. louis, a day of civil disobedience, in fact. tensions have been very much laid bare their. there have been many arrests, as many as 50, as protests outside the scene was federal courthouse, and many of those people being arrested are prominent civil rights leaders, members of the clergy, and so on . not violent protesters for people who might be a moderating influence in a situation on the streets tonight. there is some concern in st.
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louis and in ferguson that those people are not in the crowd tonight, if they are not out on the streets, the situation could be worse still. sarah: we know the situation typically gets worse as nightfall comes to meantime, there is a man who has been shot by police. he is in critical condition there. what more do we know about him? just briefly, richard. richard: that's right, sarah. his name is tyrone harris did 18 years old. he is said to be a friend of michael brown could the police are making no apology about this. they say that he shot them first, but his father has call that a bunch of lies and says his son was unarmed. tyrone harris lies in hospital in critical condition. sarah: richard walker for us in washington. thank you. you are watching "dw news." stay with us. after the break, the european
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union gives another 2.4 billion euros to member countries coping with the migrant crisis. will it put a stop to images like these? sarah: and here we go again, greece and its creditors fine-tune a new bailout plan.
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monika: welcome back to "dw news ." we are starting with business now and officials in athens are optimistic an agreement might be reached as early as tuesday, only two hours from now. any deal will have to be ratified by national parliaments, including berlin. many here objects to handing out more funding to greece, saying that germany has lost enough money already. that is quite true. a recent study found that the german government actually gain from the crisis. reporter: it is a constant refrain, that spendthrift greeks
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are costing germans a fortune, who work so hard to in their money. but now a study by di debbie way research institute says that germany has done quite well out of the crisis. since 2010, germany has been able to save 100 billion euros in interest payments on its sovereign bonds. that is far more than the sum greece owes germany directly or indirectly. that is partly 90 billion euros. germany has profited mainly because during the crisis global investors on german lines is a safe asset. with demand so i, berlin was able to cut the interest it had to pay on his months to attract investors. anytime that it came under the financial spotlight in recent years, german bond rates fell again. while that is good for the state, private savers have lost a potential fortune because they also only get rock-bottom interest on their deposits. monika: now, those of you who
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are not familiar with warren buffett's latest investment probably know his investment firm makes a lot of money. he is all set to make even more. berkshire hathaway spying position cast -- is buying precision castparts, the biggest ever acquisition. the company makes industrial components for aircraft and power plants, among many other things. berkshire hathaway is known for being involved in large transactions, among them the accommodation of kra -- combination of kraft and heinz. the company has important investments in coca-cola, ibm, major u.s. bank wells fargo, and many, many more. all these investments are paid for by the company could not only is it one of the world's most viable fronts, but since 2006, the value of its assets has more than doubled. and because of company, and i'm sure wall street is watching everything going on with bated breath.
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let's see how the latest acquisition went down on the trading floor. our financial correspondent in new york -- i hope we can see him now. brilliant. good to have you here with us. how is fostered reacting to this latest multibillion-dollar deal -- wall street reacting to this latest multibillion dollar deal? jens: overall he is a pretty good track record when it comes to acquisitions so traders on wall street believe he knows what he is doing as the stock of berkshire hathaway went down a little bit, but then, the price tag is pretty high. if you include that we're not just 32, while i-37 billion dollars. the company he buys is not necessarily a household name here in the united states. precision castparts specializes mostly in the aerospace industry. monika: you mentioned already it is a hefty price tag, even for
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warren buffett. what does that mean? jens: well, what does mean is that berkshire hathaway or warren buffett, they have the money. berkshire hathaway is roughly sitting on $67 billion in cash. warren buffett once said that he feels comfortable to have a cushion of 20 billion. that gave them some room to not make this big acquisition -- to now make this big acquisition. he also mentioned in an interview on monday that he is probably not going to go after big firms very soon. he basically mentioned it will take at least 12 months to reload before we might see another fake acquisition for berkshire hathaway. sarah: all right, i would like to have a fraction of that little cushion. thank you very much. monika: the recession in russia has deepened over the past few months. economic output dropped by 5% in
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three months to the end of june, compared to the same period last year. reporter: russia's economy is heavily dependent on exports of oil and natural gas. they account for nearly 70% of the country's foreign trade and a significant proportion of the governments revenues. but the cost of crude fell dramatically at the end of last year and has yet to recover. declining oil revenues have also prompted a slight in the value of the currency. drupal has lost 30% against -- the ruble has lost 30% against the euro in the past year. the country's gdp fell by 4.6% in the second quarter. there will prices have fallen again since june, further weakening the ruble. analysts don't expect a recovery in the near future. still, the russian guest monopoly could stand to profit from the week ruble.
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the firm sells and dollars, which easily beat russia's to mr. currency in value. monika: that is all from the business desperate act as our delegate -- the business desk. back to sarah kelly. sarah: the european union has approved 2.4 billion euros of funding to help eu countries cope with a surge in the number of migrants. the lion share of the six-year program will go to italy and greece. the u.n. refugee agency says that nearly 200,000 people have arrived in europe by see this year for the time coast guard says that more than 1000 people were rescued on monday. migrants are also turning up on island beaches in greece. here is more. reporter: hundreds of people wait outside and administration building in greece. a police officer shows his frustration to the crowd as people wait in line for the immigration papers. both locals and migrants feel the strain of overcrowding on every corner of the island. >> about 1000 people and they
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give paper or 200 people. many people -- in this fall -- there is no -- service just ordered. thank you. reporter: greece's" is the rate of migration appears to be increasing. authorities say that even more people arrived to the islands on their own, and they have neither the funds nor the manpower to manage the crowds of people in need. many migrants make the journey in crowded and unstable boats. these thingies are carrying people from syria and pakistan. six such votes arrive in the early hours of monday morning. the greek prime minister alexis interest is asking european states to manage what he is
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calling documentary prices within the economic crisis -- a humanitarian crisis within the economic crisis. people arrive on the islands and all hours of the day and night. on the greek island of lesbos, troops of the volunteers are organizing their own assistance program. the owners of this resort have turned their restaurant into an eight center for refugees. -- aid center for refugees. >> july, 24,000 people in three weeks arrive on this island. 24,000. that is a lot of sandwiches we make. reporter: even tourists on vacation pitch in to help. the greek islands have long been a popular tourist destination. but it appears the popularity as a destination for migrants is growing by the day. sarah: and many of the migrants arriving in europe have their sights set on the u.k., but thousands end up in what is known as the jungle.
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earlier, british foreign minister philip hammond defended himself against criticism for using the word "marauding" to describe the migrants. mr. hammond: we have a significant number of people around the area moving in numbers, and because they are moving en masse in numbers, they can pose a threat to the security of the tunnel, which was the context in which the question was asked. sarah: for more, let's go to rome from the u.n. refugee agency. thank you for being with us. we are that some of the line which being used to describe this crisis, to describe the plight of migrants, such as "marauding," they have been described as a swarm -- how damaging is this type of language?
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beat: we would appreciate much more just language. we are talking about human beings, first of all. we have refugees, asylum seekers, and we may have economic migrants. let's talk about human beings and they are in need of assistance and help. sarah: how important is it to distinguishing between asylum-seekers, refugees, and economic migrants? beat: these are the basics we have today. the rules and regulations dominating international obligations. refugees are clearly persons having fled their own country, perscuted in their own country, calling from war zones. the eritreans are clearly refugees and any protections. and asylum-seekers someone claiming to be a refugee. we have to look into his or her
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case to see if she or he qualifies to be a refugee. finally, we have economic migrants, which do not have access to international protection rights but are still human beings and should be treated as human beings. sarah: bat sch -- beat schuler with us from rome, thank you very much. just a reminder of the top stories we are following for you. the u.s. consulate in istanbul came under fire in a series of attacks on security forces across turkey. no one was hurt in the attack, but elsewhere in istanbul, 4 died and five more were in the kurdish-dominated southeast of the country. i am sarah kelly in berlin. i will have headlines for you coming up on the top of the hour. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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>> hello and very warm welcome to focus on europe. taking a look at some of the individual human stories behind the big headlines. i'm -- we've got some fascinating and moving stories for you today. norway remembering the victims of the country's worst terror attack. and off the coast of germany going green in the deep blue sea and why the royals are back in business. i can remember four years ago getting a phone call from an editor with the news that there had been a terrible shooting in norway. we rushed to the airport to get a flight


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