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>> you are watching "dw news," from berlin. or bodies found inside the mediterranean -- inside the boat found on the mediterranean sea. angela merkel pledges zero tolerance anti-immigrant violence in her country. also coming up on the show, a television reporter and cameraman are killed during a live broadcast in the united states in virginia.
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the suspected gunman is also dead after shooting himself following a police chase. what next for the euro? in a weeklong look at the future of the eu, we will get a look at the perspective on the currency. is it helping or hurting relations? i'm sarah kelly, thank you very much for joining us. we begin with the deepening migrant crisis in europe. the people risking their lives to reach the eu and those telling them to go away. numbers keep growing. some 50 dead bodies have been found in the hall of a boat rescued off the coast of libya. they were discovered by the crew of the sweetest -- swedish ship that rescued over 400 survivors. 2400 people died this year trying to cross the mediterranean to europe.
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many who do reach the other side try and make their way to western europe through the balkans. hungary now says that they will send the army, police, and dogs to the border to stop the influx of migrants. asylum-seekers are making increasingly desperate attempts to cross the new border fence. p>> cries for help at a hungarin reception center. these refugees do not want to give that fingerprints -- to give the finger prints -- to give their fingerprints. never before have so many migrants tried to enter the eu by a hungry. -- via hungry. hungary lies on the so-called balkan route. refugees cross into greece before making their way to macedonia and serbia. their aim is to move on to western europe. but they face a race against time and against the hungarian
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authorities, where previously the border with syria passed on march the field. the government is building a four meter high fence. the first line of barbed wire is almost complete. more than 2000 special police officers are due to start guarding the fence. even now the journey is fraught with obstacles for those who try to attempt it. >> there is nothing, ok? >> but they don't want to stay in hungary. >> we want to go to germany or the united kingdom. but the police are everywhere. >> and contrast a hungary, germany has just relaxed its official policy on refugees. those from syria will not be sent back. but they still have a long road to get there.
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sarah: germany expects some 800,000 refugees to arrive at its borders this year. they are welcomed by the majority of germans, but in the fat -- in the past few days there have been violent demonstrations by a small minority in the country. angela merkel has called the recent spate of attacks on an asylum facility shameful and called for zero-tolerance on anti-immigration violence. she visited and immigration center on wednesday. >> right-wing protesters were keen to show chancellor angela merkel exactly what they shot -- what they thought of her visit. some called her a traitor. they were only a small group, but they made sure that they were hurt. public pressure for her to come here and see the situation for herself has been growing in
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recent days. she made a point of thanking the many voluntary workers who also have to deal with anti-refugee sentiment. >> we must use all of our strength to make it perfectly clear. people who question the human dignity of others will not be tolerated. nor will those who are unwilling to help others where that is required by law and by human decency. >> her vice chancellor described the protesters as low lives, but maintains that there influences minimum. the -- >> the picture that xenophobia and right-wingers are spreading of germany is distorted. in germany, the opposite is happening. we have 100,000 fold people ready to help the refugees. >> the german president also praised the volunteer workers on a visit to a temporary housing facility in berlin.
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it was a show of solidarity with the refugees and many volunteers, without whose help it would be impossible to properly provide for the refugees. >> this is what we are building. this is what we can lean on. this is our answer to the agitators and fire starters who are blunting germany's image. >> a few of the refugees pose for a selfie with the president. for everyone here there was this overwhelming urge -- sense that germany would be able to step up to such a huge challenge. >> in other news, a man in the u.s. state of virginia suspected of killing two journalists during a live tv interview has died at the pop -- the hospital. a video posted online shows one of the victims conducting an interview in the field when a number of shots are fired. the woman being interviewed was injured but survived the attack.
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the reporter, meanwhile, alison parker, and her cameraman, adam ward, were both killed on the scene. as the camera falls over it manages to capture the errant shooter. he was quickly identified as a disgruntled former employee of the same television station. let's cross over to my coanchor in the united states this week. brent, you have been following the story. it unfolded very quickly today. bring us up-to-date. brent: that's right, the investigation is in full swing. authorities are trying to figure out why 41-year-old vester lee flanagan decided to kill two journalists on live television, use a body cam to record the double murder, and then put that video on twitter for the entire world to see. the white house has responded saying that this is more proof
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that the united states needs common sense handgun control legislation. fbi legislation -- officials today are saying that this double murder is an example of a toxic mix of a man with mental illness who had easy access to a handgun. sarah: it was just incredible just how much social media played a huge part in all of this. we were all watching it unfold. sarah: that -- brent: that's very true. today was the inevitable culmination, according to one analyst -- a merger of social media and a nation without any sensible handgun control. we actually witnessed, if you will, a double murder live on social media, as well as on television. let's talk for just a moment about the evidence, the electronic evidence that this suspect left behind him. yesterday abc news said that they received a 23 page fax, a
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manifesto, from mr. flanagan outlinin his grievances against the station. saying that he had been the victim of racial dissemination. let's talk a little it more about his own twitter account. we know that that twitter account, under his on-air name, bryce williams, was created just one week ago. if you look at the feed -- twitter has since cut it off -- but if you look at the content you can see that this was a man who was methodically, systematically planning a murder and he called himself a powder keg that was about to explode. that explosion we all witnessed today on live television. sarah: it makes you wonder if these murders could have been prevented based upon that evidence. you mentioned that the white house has reacted in terms of possible gun control. speaking also about mental health. give us a sense of what might
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come out of this, briefly. brent: you and i have both and cover reporters in the united states. we both know what it's like to work closely with a photographer. you become a family. you look out for each other. today is a day when the entire world had to realize again how susceptible we are two people who are mentally deranged, who want to hurt us. the new york police department offered more police protection. new york city television stations the day after the example -- the point is if anything the murders today, regardless of the motivation of the murderer, shows that reporters covering news live events are exposed to all kinds of dangers. sarah: indeed, journalists are increasingly in the front line. rent, thank you. going to turn to a different type of turbulence now. turbulence in the markets.
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our very own business editor joins us now with more. kristof, what has today been like? we have seen a string of bad days for the markets. kristof: it has been another bottle -- another volatile day at the markets as chinese authorities are trying to calm down the storm shaking the markets. wednesday they stepped in again providing the country's banks with $22 billion in short-term loans. the hope is that more cash in the financial system will increase lending and stimulate the economy. the central bank had cut the benchmark interest rate for the fifth time in nine months. chinese economic woes are becoming the new normal. >> after days of a stock market route, investors around the world can no longer declare surprise. it is not over yet. experts are expecting further turbulence in key global markets.
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china but millions into their banking system to stoke growth. analysts are pushing for a discussion that goes beyond markets. the way that they are set up, a massive selloff could lead toa self-perpetuating rival. the lack of the city could keep investors -- the lack of liquidity could keep investors away. no one is in the mood to buy anything. >> i am not messing around with stocks. i'm not doing anything now. >> traders all over the world remain anxious. the looming economic problems at home in china are coming into focus. >> we know that it is not just growth that are weakening. parts of the economy are shrinking. this is negative for a country that does not offer social services and where unemployment will quickly become a big problem. all over the world, traders watched the reaction to the markets closely. it is seen as an indicator of how china is doing in its it to
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bring china towards a market model. so far, investors are unimpressed. kristof: chinese and european straw -- stocks finished trading in the red on wednesday. what is wall street making of all of this? ian, despite all of the negative sentiment coming from china and europe, the dow rallied. what's up? ian: come back wednesday, that's what we saw here in the middle of the week after we failed to hold on to gains during the tuesday session. finally on wednesday we saw the sharp turnaround. for the fifth -- for the past six trading days blue chips had lost 1900 points. the s&p 500 lost a good $2 trillion in the last few investment days. investors said that that was over and done and that we have seen this sharp turnaround to the good side on wednesday. kristof: the president of the
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new york central bank, federal reserve, rather, william dudley, came out with interesting comments on wednesday regarding a possible hike in interest rates in the u.s.. tell us more. ian: yeah, they probably helped the market. he was pretty clear, saying that a rate increase in september looks less compatible -- less compelling. there is still no guarantee that we will not get an increase next month, but it does look less likely. he also said that he would like to see rates increase this year, but probably not on september 16. interestingly enough, the dollar did not lose but actually gained a good 1.5% in comparison to the euro. the bets for an increase in september dropped sharply. kristof: thank you very much. all of that and more in just one minute. we have got some more news coming up.
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sarah: exactly, we have more news coming up in a minute, as you just mentioned. kristof: that's right. sarah: we will talk about europe when we come back after a short rate. stay with us.
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>> climate change is affecting us all. rising sea levels and erratic weather are pulling the water through the streets, homes, and entire communities. the good news is that our own choices in energy congress -- conservation, recycling, and transport can help redraw the line. find out what you can do today at sarah: welcome back. you are with "dw news." our top stories -- more bodies found in the mediterranean sea inside about carrying hundreds of people. meantime, german chancellor angela merkel is food -- booed by protesters. a television reporter and cameraman shot dead during a live broadcast in the u.s. state of virginia. the suspected gunman is also
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dead after shooting himself following a police chase. today we are focusing on the euro as part of a series that we are running all this week on what is next for the european union. you can take part in that discussion by using the twitter hash tag right behind me. the european union, a polarizing force, company -- countries like greece have tarnished the union for many, but for others it is the cornerstone of the european project. there was much talk of the possibility of a greek exit from the eurozone this summer. so, has the euro than strengthened by keeping the mediterranean nation afloat? or would it the stronger without a struggling member like greece? that is the ultimate question. opinions are divided. have a listen. >> greek olives are as popular as ever at this farmers market.
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[laughter] >> and they are not exactly cheap. 22 euros for this purchase. >> i have all of oil from greece . i get standard olives from the wholesale market. they sell like always, at least for now. >> many here see the benefits of eu eurozone membership. this frenchman has been selling produce in germany for 21 years and like many he does not want to see a more centralized euro. he says that eu member states should keep their centralized independence. >> countries should remain independent. >> tourists are certainly fond
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of the euro, which makes traveling easy. the common currency symbol in frankfurt is a favorite stop for them. the eurozone, however, is still a work in progress according to this monetary policy expert. >> the most important institution that has to be included here is one that deals with insolvency. that makes it possible for countries to go bankrupt in an orderly fashion and allows for an orderly rescheduling of debt in case of a real crisis. >> financial markets should provide indicators to help observe assessments on whether the rules are being followed. other experts say that controls are needed. >> we need stronger european institutions. not to take away the sovereignty, but to legitimize the con version of rules -- constitution of rules. >> the market as an early
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warning system. is that enough? or does europe need strict financial oversight? equal on the streets of germany are open to the idea that countries could be forced out of the eurozone. >> of course, get them out. just like in business. why so much consternation for these people? >> i would support it if financial aid was always available and nothing positive came out of it and the long run. -- in the long run. >> the next eurozone bailout could be around the corner. greece has been rescued again for now, but many in europe have been left with an uneasy feeling. sarah: joining me now is our business correspondent, as well as andrea, a former executive director of the imf. i want to begin with you.
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how -- has the euro united europe or divided it? andrea: this is a good question. i think that europe is he united euro. for people of my generation or even younger generation, we grew up in an environment where europe is a fact. i think that we want to stay united. we want to see europe go ahead. improved. maybe there are many things to do better, but so far i say that this is united. but if i may, of course it is united but not fully united. if you compare this country, the united states, with europe, what makes the difference? the united states are united for three main things. they have a common government, a common currency, and a common language. we only have a common currency. we have a sort of common
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government in europe and brussels, and of course we would never have a common language. kristof: how do you view the bailout programs that have been negotiated? do they treat the symptoms or offer a long-term solution? andreas: i'm -- i'm a little bit skeptical about the bailout program. especially because it does not look at the very long-term of greece in particular and for the european union. it really is a bailout to try to add that to another country that is over indebted. that is what we are doing in europe. giving money to greece to pay the debt to the ecb, imf, and europeans fusions. it's not a long-term program. which is what is needed for greece.
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greece is a country that has to be rebuilt from scratch, let me put it this way. in order to do so you need a ten-year problem, not a three-year program. -- ten-year program, not a three-year program. sarah: what else do we need? we have seen that the euro has hit a couple of pickups, to put it mildly. some have said that the european union needs something that is a formula more like the united states. further integration. that's the only way the euro will work. do you agree? >> i fully agree. as i said before, the united states has a common government, currency, and language. we cannot go towards a common language because we speak languages, even if it english is be -- even if english is becoming a working language for most in europe, but we will never have a common language.
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a thing that we need is more common government. we need more integration in europe. stronger european institutions. which means that sooner or later probably national parliaments should give up some of their power and the member states should give up some of their sovereignity. how long will it take? i don't know, but i think this is the direction we should take. sarah: interesting part -- proposals there, thank you very much, andreas. kristof, i understand that you have one of the highlights right now? kristof: that's right. one of the neat things regarding the european union is that you are able to move around within it without restrictions. that can prove especially useful when you are looking for work. instead of sitting around, someone looking for a job can
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acquire skills elsewhere, stimulating the country's economy and bringing back those skills home. if they return, those people? here's a good example. portugal struggling with a double-digit unemployment rate. germany and return needs more skilled workers. one year ago we went to the east of germany to see the portrait -- portuguese who needed vocational training. we went back to see how they are doing. >> the silva family has settle in. -- settled in. one year ago they moved from portugal to germany. i now live in hannah, southwest of berlin. their daughter will be starting school. >> we have a small flat. erica has a place in school. everything is all right. everything is better now. >> things have improved. one year ago the liana was
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living in this hostile. she came to germany for an internship. was looking for work and struggling with technical language. [laughter] now she is employed as a trainee. even knows enough german to study the language. >> i wrote my notes in portuguese and in german. >> businesses are recruiting young southern europeans. the chamber of hand that's the chamber of handcraft says recruited young portuguese in germany. but only some stay on for full training. >> that are some things that we cannot quite change. if someone quits for personal reasons, there is little that we can do. sometimes there are family reasons and they return to
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portugal. >> on the side they were lucky, two interns stayed on to begin a trainingship. >> i have a job and a life. i'm learning a trade. that's important. >> the company boss eager for new trainees from all over the world. >> we are not a culturally european company. >> many companies are scrambling to find the next generation of trainees. in this region alone there are some 500 trainee prison -- positions. sarah: you are watching "dw news ." for all of us on the team, thank you so much for tuning in. we will see you again at 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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anchor: a man accused of shooting dead two journalists live on air has himself died in the hospital. 24-year-old reporter allison parker and 27-year-old cameraman adam ward were killed during a live interview in roanoke, virginia, this wednesday. the man filled himself -- filmed himself shooting the victims and then posted the video on social media. he's been named as former real ee bryce williams, namelerser lee flanagan. >> at approte


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