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set up a conference call. european leaders have described the document as thorough. our correspondent in athens is standing by. 1000 people arrested, thousands more for bitten from leaving the country. the government has been cracking down on prospective islamists in the wake of attacks that led tours -- that left tourists dead. in bolivia, an apology for crimes committed by the catholic church during the conquest of the americas, crimes the pope said were committed in the name
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of god. coming up live from paris chinese stocks are up on the second consecutive day as policies begin to take effect. shareholders are still banned from selling their shares, and over 1000 companies partly for bitten from trading. kate moody will join us in a moment. negotiations -- we will have more on that. anchor: athens is definitely -- definitely has the attention of its creditors with the latest from its perform -- reform proposals. a conference call is scheduled to begin right now. they will be assessing greece's reform package.
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it is a 13 page document which recommends implementing many of the reforms that creditors wanted and that haskins -- and that athens has so far resisted. more taxes, more privatization less government spending on pensions and the military. in exchange, athens is asking for debt reduction. let's go to athens. our correspondent is standing by. it looks like tsipras has yielded from demand that he was fiercely resisting a few days ago. what happened? has he given up? >> what happened is a fear -- he realized he had no mandate to drive out of the common currency union. nonetheless, the administration does argue that at the end of the day it has a better deal because it has gotten some medium-term financing, talk of
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debt relief is also on the table. as far -- the government says this is somewhat of a success but the cause remains to be seen. not only the opposition parties, but crucially amidst its own party ranks. cyril: i can see you are just above the square in central athens, behind you the parliament building. lawmakers are debating a reform package as we speak. it is an extraordinary measure. what is the point of this for tsipras? nathalie: we have had a reshuffling all day for the program of parliament. the political -- as well as the parliamentary group would be holding a meeting behind the doors of the parliament, which you see behind me. after 3:00 there was supposed to be a planning session, but that
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has changed. -- there was supposed to be a parliamentary session, but that has changed. the economic committee and the social committee of parliament as well as two other administrations are going to look and scrutinize this proposal, and then tonight normally, depending on what time they finish with the proposal, a vote is expected to take place to see whether they are going to approve or reject this proposal that the coalition government is pushing. the coalition leader -- they did not sign on the deal, which left many wondering whether he was endorsing. but his spokesperson came out and said we might not agree on the proposal, but we want to hear what the prime minister has to say, so it is going to be kind of a cliffhanger. cyril: nathalie savaricas, a
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cliffhanger today, as it has been for the last two weeks. international airlines are the latest group to put pressure on the greek people. emirates, qatar airways, and turkish airlines have stopped selling tickets to travel agencies. they say it is due to the unpredictability of the economic situation. it represents another hit on the struggling economy. >> empty travel agencies, long queues at the airport, and angry holiday makers -- they were not able to blot -- they were not able to buy plane tickets as three major airlines have halted sales with greek travel agencies. turkish airlines, qatar airways and emirates say the decision was taken due to the economic turmoil in greece. >> we travel a lot. this is not logical. we need to take a step back and think about it. it will be bad for tourism and
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everything links to the industry. it is a huge problem. what can we do? probably be pushed around by everyone, and now it is the airlines' term. -- now it is the airlines' turn. >> cache pitch -- cash controls and payments abroad are limited. travel associations say it is unfair. >> this is unacceptable. it is like stealing our turnover and profits. these people are losing business all due to the decision, and now they are losing business, a direct competition against airlines. >> turkish airlines insists the decision is only temporary. emirates says its customers can still book flights online or over the phone. turkish airlines has declined to comment. cyril: negotiations among six
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world powers are still trying to clinch a final nuclear deal with iran. there has been grandstanding on both sides with the u.s. secretary of state saying he could leave negotiations. on the other side, the iranian foreign minister has accused world powers of jeopardizing their talks by changing positions at the last minute. >> unfortunately, we are witnessing a change of stance and seeing that the members of the five plus one countries each have a different stance. the situation has made the job difficult. cyril: 1000 people have been arrested recently, thousands more are for bitten from leaving the country as part of a crackdown on the attacks that left 30 people dead. it also comes as a form of response to the british foreign office. they called yesterday on tourists to stay away, saying the country's anti-terrorism measures were not enough to
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protect them. >> it is two weeks since an islamist gunmen killed holidaymakers eddie beach resort in -- holidaymakers at a beach resort in seuss -- in sousse. on thursday the british government said that fact was enough to change travel advice decisions to citizens. previous warnings have been issues that had been issued against venturing into certain areas. now only essential travel is recommended. >> we do not have any information suggesting a specific or imminent threat, but since the attack, the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably
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leading us to the view that a further terrorist attack is highly likely. >> in march, 22 people died in a gun attack at the national bardo museum and london says that while security efforts have been stepped up since the sousse killings, more needs to be done. with the state of emergency already declared in turkey and hundreds of security personnel on patrol, britain's decision will come as a blow. a wall will be built to secure its borders. cyril: civilians in yemen may get some respite from the war going on for months. a humanitarian truce has been announced by the u.n. that should allow us -- that should last through the ramadan. -- through the ramadan period. >> one week to get aid into
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yemen, the u.s. has announced a conditional pause that will last to the end of ramadan. >> full access to all parts of the countries, including airports, should be ensured with a view to reaching people in need, including the essential -- with essential medicines vaccinations food, and water. >> other parties have agreed to respect the temporary pause. 21 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, with millions one step away from famine. it civilian death toll has topped 1500. over one million people have fled their homes. fear -- half the population in this city are displaced. airstrikes a constant threat. back in march with the agreement of exiled president heidi --
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president hadi, airstrikes were carried out against the houthi rebels, who seized the city in september. since the conflict began, little aid has gotten through and despite a five-date humanitarian cease-fire in may. cyril: to indonesia now, where a volcanic erosion on java has closed five major -- where a volcanic interruption -- >> travel chaos for holidaymakers after indonesian authorities closed airports over concerns of volcanic ash. the debris can clog aircraft engines. travelers arrived at the airport only to find themselves stranded. >> the flight was canceled. they do not know. we have to basically find a place to stay.
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they cannot tell us if we will fly tonight, tomorrow, or the next day. >> the volcano has been erupting over the past week. friday, it blasted debris 38 meters into the air. airlines are advised to avoid routes near the mountain. all flights are canceled until late friday, which could be extended if the ash worsens. cyril: never before has a pope apologized so unequivocally for crimes committed by the catholic church during the conquest of latin america centuries ago. pope francis was delivering a mass in bolivia when he humbly offered his apology. alexander lawson has more. alexandra: schools of the faithful turned out in force for the mass conducted by pope francis. >> we can ask for blessings for our relatives and all olympians so we can have -- for all boliia
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vians. alexandra: nearly one meet -- nearly one million people packed in a square to hear his delivery. he expressed apologies to local people for injuries inflicted by the church during the conquest of the new world. pope francis: i would also like to say i will be as clear as john paul ii was. i humbly ask for forgiveness not only for sins committed by the church itself, but also for crimes spoken against indigenous peoples during the conquest of america. alexandra: his holiness also called for an end to the hem -- to the genocide against christians in the middle east. the pope will visit paraguay on friday as part of his tour to
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visit some of south america's poorest countries. cyril: kate moody has joined us for business news. we are going to be looking for the business angle of the greek story. time is running out for athens to strike a deal. nowhere is that more apparent than at banks, which are still closed. kate: this is perhaps the most -- the biggest concern. this is the second week in a row they have been subject to capital controls, only able to withdraw 60 euros per day. cash and atm's are running very low. -- cash at atm's are running very low. the ecb can only provide support to a country that is in a bailout program, so no deal with creditors would mean no more money with the banks. if the banking system collapses -- the longer the stalemate drags on, the more greek pensioners are suffering. hundreds protested outside the
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finance ministry friday demanding access to their money. they have only been granted 120 euros of the monthly pension payment. >> the pensions which have been paid for with a lifetime worth of love must be deposited so that the pensioners they get their medication. we cannot take it anymore. the money already was not enough. now the 120 euros cannot help meet basic needs. we are calling on the government to immediately open the bank and deposit pensions that have already been paid by social security funds. cyril: athens has presented its reform proposals to creditors late last night. how have the markets responded to these latest proposals? >> european marcos -- european markets have gone a pretty sharply. showing signs of relief as it
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sees a breakthrough might be possible. the dax is not far behind. the athens stock exchange has been closed for nearly two weeks and will remain closed at least until monday. asian markets also picked up this friday as china's market seemed to end a three weeklong selloff. the shanghai composite ended up at 4.5% friday, trading 30% lower than highs we saw a month ago. cyril: of course the fact that the stocks in china are not sliding anymore. they picked up over the last two days. that is due to pretty heavy-handed government intervention. how did that work? >> the selloff last month as authorities tried to clamp down on margin lending -- that is when individual investors trade using borrowed money. that forced a lot of them to sell shares, and the panic started to spread. to calm that, the government
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and major investors from selling shares for six months, ordering state owned firms to invest in stable companies. analysts are warning that the measures are unlikely to be a long-term remedy for the fragile system, and that it could jeopardize plans to liberty -- to liberalize chinese markets. >> with more sustainable dynamics, china may have to do more. but for now the evening on margin seems to have been a key move in stabilizing, and the irony is that it is not lost on people. it is exactly the margin china was initially trying to get to that caused the instability, so this is not a panacea. cyril: tell us about the irish airline aer lingus. it is one step closer to being taken over. kate: the budget irish carrier
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ryanair has agreed to sell its 30% stake in aer lingus to the international airlines group, a parent company of british airways and iberia. it must now be approved by eu regulators, and there are signs they will be given the green light. >> european union regulators are set to give the green light to international airlines group acquisition of aer lingus. ryanair agreed to sell its 29.8% stake in the irish carrier to iag as part of a 1.3 billion euro did for the airlines. ryanair ceo michael o'leary says the company would make a small profit on investments, generating 400 million euros. >> we believe the id -- the iag offer is a reasonable one and we plan to accept it in the best interest of ryanair shareholders. >> ryanair had also attempted to
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buy aer lingus three times in the past. its takeover quest began in 2006. the irish government, which sold its 25% stake in aer lingus to iag in may, recommended ryanair accept the offer. in order to get the deal past regulators, iag had to agree to give up some airport slots in london, and offered special prorate agreements with rifles -- with rivals. iag's plans include building a new trans-atlantic hub at dublin airport. cyril: that is it for the day's business news. now it is time to take a look at the press review. thanks for joining us here on "france 24." florence villeminot is on the set. a lot of focus of course on the
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greek debt crisis. florence: europe is really holding its breath against -- ahead of sunday's reform deadline. it seems like papers are running out of creative ways to talk about the greek debt crisis. i did find an amusing article that likens european negotiations about the debt crisis to a big poker game. very creative, different way of looking at things. it calls the greek prime minister, alexis tsipras, the greek bluffer. cyril: i notice all the chips are in front of mario draghi. florence: exactly. he has a lot of power. alexis tsipras only has one ship left and is all out of trump cards. the german chancellor, they call her uncompromising. she has a good hand, but she has a lot to lose. i like the way they call the french president -- they say he is a pretty good bluffer.
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he is the challenger in all this and has managed to make everyone believe he is more open about everything, especially being more open toward the greeks. but that is not really true. cyril: calling francois hollande's bluff with the debt crisis. that is not the only challenge rattling europe. there is also a migrant crisis. florence: europe is doing very badly indeed, completely paralyzed by the greek debt crisis, and it is submerged by hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving on europe's shores. this focuses on the statistics in the first five months of 2015. the number of asylum seekers increased by 6.8% across europe. the conservative paper says the solution is not to impose these mandatory quotas to share the refugees across the eu. according to the -- the solution is to review the shenzhen that
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pretty much abolished -- cyril: the free movement of people across borders? florence: what is interesting is that there is a poll today, and according to the poll, people in france, italy, benevolence and germany are in favor of getting rid of the agreement. all of those statistics are over the 50% line, so that is why europeans as a whole want to get rid of schengen. cyril: let's move on. lots of neighbors are focusing on the fallout effect of the chinese stock market crash. it has been about a month. florence: it is interesting to see how the chinese press reports on these stories. the official chinese paper is trying to play things down. they are focusing on the positive things happening.
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shares are climbing, and all this comes as shortselling is being investigated. "china daily" says this market crash is unlikely to have major effect on the economy and markets are showing signs of stabilization thanks to a series of government initiatives to stop this panic selling of shares. cyril: the chinese paper hailing the government's efforts to stop the crash. papers outside china have a different take. molly: open -- florence: officials botched their attempts to repair the damage. not only that, but their attempts may have made the situation worse. the real lesson from all of this, according to "the economist," is that china needs to let the markets decide if it wants to embrace the markets. in "the washington post," they say beijing should give its markets the freedom to fail. the market crash has raised
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doubts over whether china's political authoritarianism can coexist with market freedom. it says china's underlying problem is that china wants the benefit without the essential pillars -- will of law, freedom of speech, faith in the individual. cyril: let's look at the u.s. a lot of attention has been paid to south carolina. the governor has signed a bill to remove the flag -- the confederate flag from the grounds of the state house. florence: you can read more about that salamone in a paper -- about that story in "the post and courier." they reported on the shooting at a black church in south carolina last month. it sparked a debate on the confederate flag. the governor of south carolina signed the bill yesterday.
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it was a very moving ceremony. she actually used 13 pens, nine for the victims of the church killing. this is happening at the state level. south carolina, the speaker of the house at the national level has called for a national review of the federal -- of the confederate flag. that is likely to be a very thorny debate. cyril: critics say that flag is a symbol of racism and hate and we saw lawmakers crying during the session. for some southerners, it is a symbol of southern pride. florence: and also a symbol of country music. an interesting article on the website of abc news today talks about once upon a time it was a familiar symbol, featured prominently in merchandise. lyrics and concerts, etc.
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but these days, especially younger country artists are distancing themselves from the rebel banner, but quietly because they do not want to spark a huge debate and draw attention to this. it is an interesting article that points out that many
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ries bokara engages in dialogues on the nature of consciousness with special guests at the rubin museum in new york city. a venue dedicated to himalayan art. welcome to "bokara's conversations on consciousness." [applause] narrator: today bokara talks to dr. jon kabat-zinn, a meditation teacher. bokara: good evening. i'm so glad you could all come this evening because jon kabat-zinn is one of the best people. and you're gonna love it. the rubin museum always gives me an object to introduce the evening with. and jon kabat-zinn i


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