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tom: 9:00 p.m. in the french capital. you are watching "live from paris" on "france 24." i'm tom burges watson. the men thought to be the fugitive suspect in the paris attacks and the brussels bombings has been arrested. a second wave of the in line with an eu deal, leaving the greek island of less post -- was lesbos. calls for him to resign, british prime minister david cameron's lives in the polls come after his father was named in the -- slips in the
polls, after his father was named in the panama paper s. good evening. french police sources say the fugitive suspect of the november 13 paris attacks and last month bombings in brussels has been arrested in belgium. this following a raid in the belgian capital. the suspect, mohamed abrini, is thought to be the third mysterious person seen wearing a hat alongside 2 other bombers in cctv footage taken at brussels airport just before the attack occurred. let's take a look. reporter: another breakthrough in the pursuit of the paris and brussels perpetrators. mohamed abrini is suspected to be the man on the ground become one of several arrest made on friday in connection with the terror attacks. stationas seen at the two days before the attacks alongside another key suspect, solid abdel salaam, who drove
one of the cars associated with the bloodshed. lsalam was also arrested. legal 31-year-old is the main in the hat on cctv just before the airport bombings in brussels. abrini's dna is believed to have been found in a flat were the airport bombers left before the explosions. on thursday, police released cctv footage of the third suspect, just a few minutes after the blasts at the airport. the suspect, who was wearing a light-colored jacket, passes onlookers who are still in shock from the blasts. the suspect gets rid of his jacket, followed by his shirt, located sligightly furtherer frm the e airport before 9:00 a.m. still want from the suspect arrives in brussels eu hartline, or his images captured before disappearing out of sight. tom: nearly a week has passed
since the so-called panama papers began sending shockwaves right across the globe. monks those feeling heat right now, british prime minister david cameron, who revealed that his late father - had an offshoe fund, one of many leaders named in the papers. there are calls for him to resign. speak to will -- let's speak to will fitzgibbon, a reporter for the international consortium of investigative journalists, who joins us from washington. he definitely been a week so far. let me start by asking you what has been year reaction to the week that has passed. hard well, it is a little for me to say. everything has merged into one. the reaction has been beyond anything we could have imagined from one resignation too many, leaders, fromt
asia to africa to south america and up to europe really feeling the heat. tom: and because it is such a huge volume of information there , it is going to take a very long time before all of it has been digested. do you think it will be several weeks that we are going to have a serialization of the content of the documents? will: absolutely. icr has00 partners worked with on the panamapapers, most of them are stillj furiously working away dan activities and find new stories as well. there are so many names and so many links to countries and individuals that this is something that will take certainly more than weeks and i would say more than months to exhaust, isn't it ever. -- if indeed ever. tom: is the international consortium of investigators journalists making an effort on countries that don't have free media to get the stories of
those leaders out in the open, because, for example, we've seen the russian president brush this aside as being putin-bashing, but we've seen british prime minister cameron, whose involvement is less direct and much less significant in financial terms. how are you going to come as an organization, shine the light on those perhaps much bigger fish, if you like, in the panama pond? will: so icij works with journalists and partners around the world, including in countries where, as you point out, media censorship and issues are very problematic. for example, we and another great partner have worked on a story relating to the first family of azerbaijan and the offshore holdings they have to we know that story has not been heard much in azerbaijan. in china we went live within icij story a few days ago and we
know it was merely censored. we continue to work as icij but also with partners to make sure that these kind of stories to get her. what we are seeing with the papers is the global interest in the content and how it happened has become so loud that everyone from a taxi driver in montevideo to vladimir putin himself are talking about it. tom: well, thank you so much for sharing that with us. will fitzgibbon, reporter for the international consortium of investigative journalists in washington. greece four-day pause, went ahead with the second day of deportations of migrants to turkey. most of them are of pakistani and afghan origin good the deportations have driven heavy criticism from rights groups and have sparked protests at detention centers. reporter: a boatload of unwilling passengers arrived on the coast of turkey early friday morning.
officials said 45 pakistanis who traveled to europe uniquely were on board, sent back over the ag and see in line with the controversial deal struck between the eu and turkey. the first wave of migrant returns to place on monday. 200 people were forced onto boats and sent out of europe. pro-human rights protesters on the greek island of lesbos intro the second wave would not run as smoothly as authorities may have wished. others chanted "eu, shame on you" from the shore. the deal was approved with the aim of dealing with the influx of migrants into europe. turkey agreed to take back migrants who entered europe it regularly in return for the eu taking syrian refugees directly , as well as other
political and financial benefits. the deal continues to be condemned by human rights groups , who say it represents an abdication of european responsibility to help those seeking safety from conflict. lebanon's former minister of information is reported to have been sent to prison today. the close ally of the syrian president bashar al-assad was convicted of plotting bombings in lebanon on behalf of the regime in damascus. former lebanese prime minister reacted to that news, calling him a terrorist and adding that jail is the right place for anyone who plots to kill civilians. activists and syria says that the islamic state organization has released the 170 workers who were ceased -- sees on wednesday at a summit making point. local officials say they managed to negotiate the release and according to the jihadists themselves, all but four of hostages are going to be released.
they are members of the druze religious minority. authorities in texas say a fatal shooting of 2 people at a u.s. air force base there appears to be a murder suicide. although it is thought that the shooter is amongst the dead at the base in san antonio, a search of the premises is continuing nonetheless as precaution. let's take a look. reporter: shots rang out at the san antonio airbase early friday morning. police reported to the scene prepared for an active shooter situation. they found 2 bodies. a senior u.s. official says an airman killed his commanding officer before turning the gun on himself. >> our deputies arrived and made entry inside the facility. they did a search where they went throughout different rooms. they went on different floors looking for an active shooter. they did find 2 people who were dead.
it appears to be a murder suicide situation. the san antonio airbase in texas is the largest facility in the country, where airmen receive basic training. the u.s. air force says the incident was not active -- act of terrorism. >> we have 82,000 people who come to work at the base in san antonio every single day and just like any public can we have one-offs,fs -- some and that is what i consider this. reporter: the shooting is the second of personnel at the airports in the past two years. -- airbase in the past two years. tom: many people are exposing outrage at the decision by paris tribunal after an employee was sent message by his employer explained why his employment would not be renewed.
reporter: according to this court, calling a hairdresser "fa ggot" is not homophobic. the case began in early 2015. the hair salon manager wanted to fire her employee. by accident she sent him this text intended for someone else. it read "i can't stand that guy. you know he is a fag." the employee filed the complaint for run -- wrongful termination and homophobia. c cannot be"faggot" considered a homophobic insult because here's lots regularly employed gay people and it poses no problem. reporter: it has been causing outrage. the french labor minister says she is shocked. >> i think this ruling is
particularly outrageous>>. reporter: rights groups say the ruling could create more homophobia. init is incredible to hear 2016 summer justify these slurs in the court decision. the institution and justice system seems to accept these insults. reporter: the fired hairdresser appealed the ruling. this time he has a lot of public support backing him. tom: now it is a protest movement which is one week old. bbed "making a stand at night" began with people venting their anger at labor reforms of the rate of one of climate. some doubted whether the movement would catch on but it is spreading to other cities across france. they have been coming here every night. thousands of people from various backgrounds protest and talk about unemployment, the
theynment's labor reform, can say anything but no longer than three minutes. >> we have to reclaim our vocabulary to reclaim our ideas. i believe in rising on mornings. reporter: night rising began with a protest against the government's labor reform. the draft bill aims to create jobs but it loosens workers rights, makes firing employees easier. every day join the demonstration -- every day new protesters during the demonstrations. many leave us activists, but not all. >> and real estate agent. >> i'm a biological engineering i've never found a job in my field. reporter: protesters criticized the government, which they say is controlled by the richest segments of society. they want to make friends more democratic by changing the constitution. >> night rising is a citizens
revolt. the goal is to retake power from oligarchs, the richest 1% of the population. they need to change institutions and change the constitution. reporter: night rising as its own radio and tv. journalists who want to cover the protests decided to join it. turnout is relatively low, but it is slowly gaining ground. there are copycat night risings in cities across france and now also in brussels. vote counting is underway in djibouti and results are expected in the next few hours, this following a closely watched presidential election which will determine whether or not the countries leader of 17 years remains in office. a total of six candidates are in the running to lead this east african nation, which has a population of just under one
million people and borders ethiopia, eritrea, and somalia. djibouti was a french colony until 1977, when it became independent. hashigh court in mumbai ruled that a hindu temple in west india cannot barfing miller servers from entering. the inner sanctum has been a no female -- cannot bar worshipers from entering. intersect and has been a no go zone. in recent years, activists have been campaigning for the discrimination to come to an end. now, a than an hour from spacex rocket is going to lift off from cape canaveral where it will begin this journey towards the international space station. for the rocket is unusual cargo. that an inflatable module can be attached to the iss and can be used to extend living quarters, creating a space the size of a small bedroom. another giant leap
towards a mission to mars. structures could be the next extraterrestrial breakthrough. upon arrival they can be inflated to provide safe and sustainable living quarters, workspaces, and laboratories for people living in space. nasa and its partners plan to use expendable habitats to make it cheaper and easier to keep astronauts in space and on other planets for longer periods of time. humanss the future and will be using these kinds of modules as we move further and further off the planet. i think it really is the next logical step in humans killing off the planet. -- getting off the planet. reporter: since nasa retired its space shuttle fleet five years ago, it is increasingly looking to private companies for rocket and space station construction musk spacex, owned by elon
come is constructing the rocket and spacecraft for the mission. bigelow aerospace has designed and built the expandable module. after dropping off its cargo, the spacecraft is acted to return to earth loaded with scientific samples in a months time. amazing stuff going on there in outer space. let's get a reminder of our top stories. an important arrest in belgium. a man thought to be mohamed abrini, the fugitive suspect of the november paris attacks and last month's brussel bombings, has been arrested. inecond wave of deportations line with an eu deal carrying 124 people have left the greek island of lesbos. most of those are from afghanistan and pakistan. feeling the heat a missed calls for him to resign, british prime minister david cameron slips in opinion polls after his late father was named in the so-called panama papers. time now for a check of the top
business news stories. markus karlsson joins me here. good evening to you. the panama papers seem to be having serious implications for lots of people and institutions. markus: we have seen a number of politicians drawn in after the release of the panamapapers but here in france the focus is on turning on the banking sector and one bank in particular, france's second-biggest lender, societe generale. we have seen the foreign minister piling on the pressure on societe generale. he says the bank needs to explain itself after the revelation that it asked the law firm to create offshore companies. oliver farry has more details. water. he is in hot societe generale accuses telling the not
whole truth overall. in april 20 12, the bank ceo appeared before a senate commission on tax evasion, where he declared -- societe generale has operations in companies featured on the list of noncooperative countries, which in practice means for us, panama. oliver: for the panama papers allege that societe generale held some 100 offshore companies in the central american country. now he is facing calls to step down and the senate wants to see him again. the bank has defended itself, saying in a communiqué that the frameworks referred to in the media are held not by societe generale but by clients. in other words, the bank does not itself have offshore accounts in panama. if its customers have, it is not its responsibility. the banksresenting and voice the latest revelations undermine the credibility of the bank's top brass. long as there is no
expedition for this forthcoming it will be hard to trust bank directors and it will be difficult to hold clear and transparent dialogue with them. oliver: the french finance minister has asked staff to investigate the bank's practices . if the accusation of perjury is this issociete generale after five years in prison and a 70,000-euro fine. markus: time to talk you through the deal action. marriott has cleared a major hurdle in its bid to take over rival starwood. shareholders of both firms have approved the $14.4 billion sale of starwood, putting an end to an hectic month that has seen marriott stave off a rival bid from a chinese insurance group. likeood operates groups western and it would create the largest hotel chain. competition authorities in europe and china will have to sign off on this as well. here in europe, the tight
broadcaster media sent and vivendi are teaming up to compete in the pay-tv market. the 2 have struck a deal that would see vivendi takeover the premium, which is the time company pay-tv unit. sources estimate that the value of the business is around 700 million euros. the deal is built as a drive-by vivendi to create a southern european powerhouse to compete with rivals like sky and also american newcomer netflix. look at more market moving news this friday. withrices has been spiking brent crude rising more than two dollars a barrel throughout the session. levelsn't freeze output -- they will freeze output levels. brent crude price almost at $42 a barrel. let's see how this is shaping up.
the higher oil prices are .elping of shares energy shares are seeing a boost and investors are digesting comments from fed chief janet yellen that the u.s. economy is on a solid footing. let's see if we can bring you the figures from wall street and the stock market over there in the united states. as you can see, positive figures this hour. we need to say that the indices have come off their session highs and we are seeing a little bit of skepticism or perhaps a little bit of anxiousness ahead of earnings season, which is due to kick off next week. let's bring you up-to-date with where the european markets set up shop on friday. the indices on this side of the atlantic were also higher at the end of the trading week. it has been a volatile week, we need to say that, with fresh concerns about weakness for the global economy. cac is leading the way forward for your pain markets, up 1.3%
-- for european markets, up 1.3%. the french economy picked up pace during the first quarter of the year. france's central bank says it expects growth to come in .4%. another upbeat sign, business sentiment improved manufacturing and the delay during the month of march. employees of general electric have been protesting several european sites this friday. up to 3000 people came out and the business district. they are angry with ge's plans to slash jobs in europe to the firms looking to cut costs after buying the power business. speaking of protests, hundreds of steel workers in china have been coming out against being laid off.
by a firm a decision to/as many as 4000 jobs from the company. it is another sign of the continued turmoil in this sector as global steel prices have tumbled and european countries accuse chinese rivals of dumping in order to minimize losses. all right, finally, times could be changing in spain, quite literally so. hasacting prime minister sparked headlines this week with a proposal to change the country's time zone. instead of being aligned with france and germany, he wants spain to be in the same time zone as britain and portugal. the aim is to provide a boost for the spanish economy. spain's acting prime minister says he wants the country to turn the clocks back one hour and scrap the traditional afternoon break, measures which he claims could
boost productivity. >> we cannot lose contact with europe. it is of capital importance to rationalize work schedules of businesses and government institutions, so that they are in line with the rest of europe. we will try to come to a consensus to achieve a working day which ends at 6:00 p.m. reporter: spaniards have one of the most peculiar schedules in europe. they typically take a two- to three-hour lunch break, meaning they finish work at 8:00 p.m., compared to 5:00 p.m. in france and 4:30 in germany. many find it difficult to reconcile work and family life. spanish workers are also among the least productive, with an average working week of 36.5 hours, higher than in germany or france. they produce up to 30% less with an output for our of just 32.8 euros. experts say aligning themselves to neighboring portugal and the u.k. could help spaniards keep a more healthy schedule, improving
not only the country's economy but also the quality of life. >> it would be great for everyone because we would have time for consuming, have time for resting, families, and that is the problem now in spain. no time to have children, no time to educate them, also no time to really have a life. along the benefits for forward by the government, spanish businesses would be better able to grenade working hours with the rest of europe. all this rather sleepy looking people made me a little bit fatigued. almost time for me to finish up this week and go and have a snooze myself. tom: nearly the weekend. make the most of it. markus: i will, for you. tom: thank you. close the business we could thank you for the update. i will be back with the top
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