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>> russian president vladimir putin became the latest world leader to announce that passenger flights to egypt have been suspended could this is more details emerged about what caused a russian-operated airbus to crash to the ground on the sinai peninsula. all 204 people were killed during the crash on saturday last weekend. claims made by militants loyal to the islamic state organization originally said they brought down the plane, but those claims were dismissed as being propaganda. there will be no commercial flights from russia to egypt until further notice. vladimir putin's decision is coming just minutes after that
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refreshes intelligence agency suggested the move in the wake of last week's metrojet tragedy on egyptian soil. be reasonablewill to suspend all russian tourist flights to egypt. until we determine the real causes of what happened. at the same time, we have to cooperate with egyptian authorities and continue the joint investigation into the causes of this plane crash. the kremlin had until now dismissed western suggestions that a bomb in the whole was responsible for the death of 224 people, wendy airbus came down over the sinai last saturday. putin's future and suggest that russia could be changing its mind, despite the huge logistical challenge of repatriating the tens of thousands of russian citizens currently in egypt.
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the plane debris that is thought to hold the key to what happened is scattered across 16 square kilometers of egyptian desert. an international egypt-led investigation will use this as well as evidence gleaned from human remains to form the basis of their theory. a sinai-based group affiliated with the islamic state organization has claimed responsibility for the crash. russia and egypt from which stand to lose millions of dollars from the tourism industry in the wake of the disaster, have dismissed the claim. tom: we are just learning that the russian president vladimir putin has held a telephone conversation with egyptian opposite, president al-sisi. the two saying they are green to continue cooperation on flightsafety. thousands of british to us remain stranded in the egyptian resort town of sharm el-sheikh. only a minority of the flights bound for the u.k. have been
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able to take off. those who did manage to leave were only allowed to bring with them hand luggage. as the qs get longer at sharm el-sheikh airport, tempers are getting to fray for the thousands of british source who have been stranded since last weekend. only eight of 29 plan flights were allowed to depart. was supposed to fly yesterday. why am i still here? the planes are on the track. why can't i get on inner plane? this is wrong. reporter: egypt says that the flight cancellations are due to the airport being stretched to capacity, after the british government suspended flights between sharm el-sheikh and the u.k., citing indications that obama downed a russian airbus last saturday -- that a bomb down a russian airbus last saturday. angry tourists are demanding answers. thee have been told that
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brits government and david cameron are not letting the planes land. reporter: those lucky enough to be heading home have been told they can only take carry-on luggage with them to a security check by british security officials. tom: in other world news, the one chemical weapons watchdog said it is confident that chemical weapons including mustard gas have been used in syria. examples were given which included an attack in the northern province of aleppo during the month of august. they thought the weapon was used by the islamic state organization. others have some toxic chemicals such as chlorine have been reported in several other parts of the country. tensions are continuing to run high in the west bank city of hebron, where the israeli military says 2 jewish worshipers have been injured after fire from palestinians near to a shrine. a separate incident at an
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israeli wounded after being fired on. israeli soldiers shot dead a 73-year-old palestinian woman in hebron. she is reported to have been attacking the soldiers. the woman's son says the claim is entirely untrue. she had been on her way to have lunch with her sister when she was killed. obamaresident barack announced today that he is rejecting a proposed oil pipeline from canada, which environmentalists have been lobbying against for a few years. supporters of the keystone xl pipeline says it would boost energy secret he and create jobs, but the obama administration says it would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to the u.s. economy. america is ama: global leader when it comes to taking serious actions to fight climate change, and become friendly, approving this project would undercut the global leadership. that is the biggest risk we face. not acting. today we are continuing to lead by example, because ultimately,
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if we are going to prevent large parts of this earth from becoming not only inhospitable, but uninhabitable in our lifetimes, we are going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them and release more dangerous pollution into the sky. tom: president barack obama speaking there. rescue workers have been working around the clock in southeastern brazil after a dam collapsed on thursday afternoon, sending water through the village, which is around 150 kilometers from the state capital. 2 people are reported to have been killed and more than a dozen remain unaccounted for. authorities say that the death toll is likely to rise. cup in the nice remaining capital last weekend which claimed the lives of 32 thele -- nightclub in romanian capital last weekend which claimed the lives of the due to people has sparked protests across the country. in response, the prime minister announced his resignation on wednesday.
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he was already embroiled in a corruption trial, and today he made his first appearance in court. reporter: he had little to tell journalists as he walked into court for his first hearing. the outgoing prime minister is the first romanian head of government to go on trial since the soviet era. he is charged with fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, often before he became prime minister. investigators suspect him of taking 55,000 euros from a law firm without performing any work . he is also suspected of conflict of interest while he was in a has immunityonta and cannot be tried for anything he may have been as prime minister. on his way out from court, he said the trial he is facing his political, and claimed his innocence. : it was a good, normal hearing. if i had opportunity to tell the prosecutor what i have said here today, there were not have been any case against me. i think the court for giving me
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this opportunity. i told the truth and nothing but the truth. reporter: ponta has been under pressure for weeks. he refused to resign at first, until thousands of protesters took to the streets last week. demonstrations were organized after and i cover burned down in bucharest, killing 32 people. romania's hold widespread corruption responsible for the fire. the nightclub was not allowed to hold concerts and fireworks, but he did, and that is when investigators say caused the tragedy. protesters called for ponta to step down, but even after he resigned, they kept devastating, saying that quitting isn't enough, the whole system must be changed. tom: campaigning wrapped up today in burma ahead of this weekend's historic elections which offer a decade-long struggle against the military that could finally propel on santucci -- aung san suu kyi's
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pro-democracy party into power. she says she will run the government in the event that her party wins. to claim a majority, the nld needs to win 67% of all the contested seats. 25% of the seats are reserved for military appointees. the burmese president says he expects his party to get 75%. reporter: he slapped his military uniform for civilian tookin 2010 and the party power four years ago after elections that were boycotted by the opposition. since then, the government has thatduced economic reforms allow in social media and cell phones and consumer goods. they freed hundreds of political
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prisoners, lifted the ban on press freedom, and agreed to a temporary peace deal with ethnic groups. the party has fully predicted it will scoop 75% of all votes cast in sunday's election. in its latest campaign video, images of the president are interspersed with the violence, chaos, and gore, comparing the future without the president to the aftermath of the arab spring uprising. despite the party efforts to open itself up to the international community, it has been dogged by claims of vote buying and accused of stirring anti-muslim sentiment to entice voters. the government has tried to distance itself from its military past. there is much resentment among the burmese people about the military junta, which may say drove the country into poverty and isolation. won 76% of the votes in the last election.
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as the result of a constitutional clause, 25% of the seats are reserved for the army. that means parties like the usdp needs just 26% of votes on sunday to reach the majority. tom: for more on the election in burma, we crossed out to an independent expert in a frenchtown. thank you for speaking to us. sny people are asking why is in this election if the constitution bars are from the presidency. help us understand what her motivation is here. there is not only the presidency at stake in the election, there's three different parliament for which the burmese people will have to vote on sunday pit one is the lower half, the other is -- the third one, the 14 local parliaments in the different states. that make the country.
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presidency is the one thing, and definitely on song sujit would -- on song aung san suu kyi would like to be president. the party can leave reforms even if she is not president. we saw in the report there are lots of examples of reforms during the last couple years in burma. have these been meaningful reforms? is the party of president thein sein likely to be sacked by voters for those reforms this weekend? mael: the answer to the second question is definitely no. the people of burma are not grateful to the government at all. they see them as being the continuation of the same military rule that devastated the country for 60 years now. it is very unlikely that the
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p. would gain that many seats on sunday. for the other part of the is --on, i think burma are you here? tom: yes, we can hear you. please go ahead. mael: for the first question, i tonk the elections are going continue the reforms that started in 2011, and some of them are meaningful in the. for example, the press freedom has improved tremendously in burma since 2011. you have to remember that only in 2007 when the revolution took place, the army and the police in the streets and other places in burma. now you have a free press able to cover any incidents that
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would take place anywhere in the country. the education reform is leading the country on a path towards a better education system. some of the economic reforms have been positive. , the small detail is very visible when one travels to burma. the traffic jams that you see now that you didn't see a few years ago. that is because the economic reforms have led many more burmese to be able to afford a car, for example. tom: some changes there. we will have to wait and see what the voters do this weekend. we are keeping a close eye on those elections. thank you very much indeed. thank you for speaking to "france 24." check out ourte website. we are keeping a close eye on those developers from burma -- you can always check out our website. we are keeping a close eye on those developments from burma. because i kept on burma elections -- a close eye caps on
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burma elections. doctors at a hospital in london have made an amazing breakthrough in their treatment of a one-year-old baby suffering from leukemia. doctors had previously said that the recognition was incurable. but an experiment treatment appears to be working. layla was wearing a brand-new festive dress on her latest visit to the hospital. her family had plenty to celebrate. the doctors saved the baby's life. at 14 weeks, layla was diagnosed with incurable leukemia. chemotherapy failed, as did a bone marrow transplant. doctors told her parents there was very little hope. palliative end-of-life care had to be considered. but layla's parents wouldn't give up. >> for me as a parent, that's not an option. i would try anything for my child. any form of treatment, i would try for her. reporter: the family was offered
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a risky experimental treatment, only tested on mice before. it is a gene-editing technique. from a took cells healthy donor and added extra dna inside. the cells were programmed to kill leukemia cells. they were injected into leila, who had to undergo a new bone marrow transplant as well. doctors say the result was practically a miracle. but it doesn't mean that also sick babies can be saved. tough.a is very she has coped with this treatment. others may not be able to do with the same way. have worked incredibly well for her but that does not mean it will work for the other children we treat and we need to do proper studies to learn just how good they are. reporter: the technique trying out on layla caminiti to new treatments for other diseases -- can a leader new treatments for other diseases. while research continues, the little girl has left the hospital healthy and has gone
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back to normal activities for babies or age -- her age. tom: amazing breakthrough there in london. three years and 16 million euros later, the museum here in paris is set to reopen its doors to the public and is looking more splendid than ever. it is going to coincide with the french sculptor's 175th birthday. 123 soldiers have been restored for the reopening of the rodin museum in paris, including this world-famous work . it took 2 stars 2 full days of work to remove all the dust and to give the white marble back its famous green -- famous agreement. the creators have been digging down and they got out some of models her from the to generate his iconic work. they have been displayed to the public for the first time. >> we often don't have a complete division of rodin.
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people know his bronze and marble sculptures but not how he produced his work. visitors rodin's thought process. reporter: the renovation took three years at the cost of 15 million euros. the museum has been reorganized to give a better idea of how worked.ved and this is one of the sculptor's studio's and has been restored with some of the artist's own furniture and private sculptors collections in place. we have detailed, old photographs of this room and it allowed us to re-create the studio almost exactly as it was. it is on the says if that's almost as if --it is almost as if rodin was here to welcome us. reporter: there are reports by vincent and go, claude monet, munch, among
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others. these will be on display when the rodin museum reopens its stores in november. tom: now it is time for the business news stories. kate moody joins us here. let's start with a rather good news out of the u.s. economy. unemployment at the lowest in seven years. kate: only 5% of americans were registered as out of work in october, the lowest level since early 2008. it rebounds from disappointing figures in the 2 previous months. you can see how the labor market has really picked up since the financial crash. unemployment is peaking at 10% in 2009. it is a path that level. unemployment across the eurozone is still hovering at 10.9%. very different figures indeed. the u.s. labor market said a total of 271 thousand nonfarm jobs were created last month.
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more than economists had expected. the most since last december. data for august and september were revised because -- 12,000 more jobs were created than previously reported. average hourly earnings of 2.5% year-over-year. all this bolsters the case for the federal reserve to raise interest rates for december, the first time since the global financial crisis. start marks the -- stock markets had a fairly mixed reaction to that. investors digested the possibility of an imminent rate rise. the nasdaq has turned slightly upwards. the s&p is hovering in the red, still on track for the sixth straight week of gains. banking stocks are rallying after the strong jobs report. the dollar, meanwhile, first to -- first to a .5-month highs. transcanada, the company behind the keystone xl pipeline, has
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fallen 5% after president barack obama said he would reject that project. on dax is leading gains friday. lufthansa was forced to cancel 10% of its flights come about 290 flights this friday. the cabin crew went on strike. 37,000 passengers were affected by the walkout and it was trying to resolve the dispute over retirement issues, crosscutting, and a focus on low-cost subsidiaries. strikes fight pilots unions have already cost the airline 130 million euros this year. more strikes are being threatened. unions and management insist they have made enough concessions. >> the current proposal would mean pension rates of 7000 to for staff and that would mean poverty at old age. the phrase "poverty at old age" is just eatable considering that
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>> the phrase "poverty at old age" is disputable considering the fonts offers the best benefits in the industry. kate: a carmaker has agreed to extend talks with the french government to resolve in a struggle. the board has expressed concerns about government intends to increase its stake and secure double voting rights to destabilize japanese partner nissan. french book and music retailer says it has agreed to the takeover of an electrical goods company after boosting its offer. the merger will create an industry leader in the electronics and home appliances market. in the greek government on friday approved a series of reforms prescribed by international lenders. the energy -- it will affect pensions and the energy sector. the vote comes ahead of the summit of the eurozone finance ministers on monday, when they decide if athens qualifies for
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bailout funds. finally, he doesn't like to call itself a social network, but than 100 has more million users worldwide who are collecting creative ideas and designs. how does it go about making my? -- making money? stephen, -- stephen carroll has been speaking to the top executives in dublin. stephen: one of the big challenges is how to make money from it. toterest allows people discover and collect creative ideas, like 100 million users valued at over $10 billion, but just starting on a journey of making money from their users. by tim from pinterest . thanks for joining us on "france 24." the chief executive said this year that making money would come second to keeping users happy. does that mak your job difficult? >> ironically, it makes it easier. my job toitical in
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make money off of the services that we have as many engaged users as possible. we put that first. we put the idea of making the user experience amazing and they are more engaged, there are more of them, and that makes making money easier. stephen: you have a very engaged user base. how have they reacted to this promotion within pinterest? tim: very well. what we look at is to understand the receptivity to add, how to engage with the content versus organic content. they can hide apps if they don't like them. 1/10 of whats are the industry hide rates to be. it is a catalog of ideas. you are browsing a catalog of products and places to travel to and recipes to cook. you think about the ad existing in that context, it doesn't feel , it doesn't feel out
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of place. in many cases it adds to the user experience it is great for the user and it is great for advertisers and partners. stephen: you came to pinterest from facebook beforehand. ableu think pinterest is to learn from that experience of monetizing and learning from mistakes of other comedies? -- other companies? tim: we certainly look at other platforms that have come before us, and the things we have seen them do that we would like to improve on. one of the things that wasn't something that facebook did in particular, but many have had -- we very early-onset that diet as a category, advertisers that suggest you should go on this diet can we eliminated that category entirely, because we think as a category, if you are try to create a great user experience, advertising that suggest there is something wrong with you and that you need to do something different just doesn't
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lend itself to a positive sentiment among users. that is one thing we have done that is different and distinct from other platforms, just to eliminate that one category altogether. stephen: what has been the take-up so far of these -- oú÷ç
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11/06/15 11/06/15 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from pacifica, this is democracy now! >> these agreements are little bit like dracula. you drive them in the sunshine and they don't farewell. and across all of the countries involved, there is a movement that is basically saying, this is not in our name. we don't need global enforceable corporate rights. amy: the details are out on the controversial trade deal known as the trans pacific partnership, and critics say it's worse than they feared. threatening jobs, wages, and even food safety. we'll speak with lori wallach of pu


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