>> well and look into "france 24 ." it is 1:00 p.m. in the french capital. the headlines of this hour. a high-stakes meeting set to take place as vladimir putin meets the manual macron. the kremlin is hoping both leaders get to know each other. and defiant of international pressure and the threat of more sanctions, pyongyang fires a short range listed missile. of screens, the
cancer festival draws to an end. sofia coppola becomes a second home to take him the prize for best director. also coming up in the hour in business, more on the cancellation of -- in business we will have more on the financial repressions of british airways canceling a flight. ♪ it is likely to shape franco russian ties for years to come. vladimir putin touching down in france to me president emmanuel macron. they will get to it exhibition at versailles to celebrate the 300 anniversary of peter the great's trip to paris.
international issues will not be a salt that salt without the russians. -- will not be solved without the russians. reporter: it is here, part of the palace of versailles that emmanuel macron will receive vladimir putin. it is a symbolic menu. it was here in 1717 when peter the great forged a detente with france. this comes seven months after the russian president canceled a trip to paris following based that with francois hollande. >> opening up a new page. maybe to try to let others not having a successful event. reporter: this is a reference to the kremlin's support for macron 's far right rival in the french election.
there were also allegations of russia hacking his campaign. the french leader wants to keep good ties with moscow. this despite long-standing distances over ukrainian syria. >> i will have a challenging discussion with russia, claiming discussion despite everything. reporter: demonstrators gathered in the french capital to urge macron to maintain a strong position vis-a-vis putin. >> the help you maintain sanctions against russia and puts new punitive measures against putin. reporter: the two leaders discussed possible cooperation. it was then the idea of the versailles meeting came to life. >> for more on the story we get to our international affairs editor and versailles. armin, g7 leaders met last week. macron had strong words for russia. will he try to lower temperatures of it?
did make some strong statements on russia during the g7. today he will be looking to flatter his russian host. you can see this red carpet behind me. you probably see the buildings as well. it is a much more sumptuous setting for the russian president do arrive in the courtyard of the palace. it is a more impressive setting. trying to send positive signals to the russian leader. of course they will be touring the exhibition dedicated to hear the great. his visit the paris 300 years ago established permanent diplomatic relations between france and russia and st. petersburg, the city peter the great founded. it is also the home city of vladimir putin. there are very symbolic layers going on here. i think essentially macron wants to show despite his strong statements on russia in the past, he wants to show he is
pragmatic. he was to give this relationship a chance. no doubt that is also the signal vladimir putin will be trying to send here. >> numerous bones of contention are likely to remain despite the visit, namely russia's actions in eastern ukraine and their involvement in syria. >> there are numerous divisions already. during the g7 macron said russia invaded ukraine, strong language. we will see if he uses that can which today. the joint -- press conference. and any illusions to the hacking of macron's campaign. his associates say russian hackers were involved. the campaign cannot formally accuse the russian government, but added to tensions in an already fraught relationship between the kremlin and emmanuelle macron.
and the fact that macron's great rival, marine le pen, was hosted by vladimir putin during the campaign. we will have to see how all that plays out today in terms of the substance. ukraine in syria, they are very much a part of those issues. counterterrorism is one area where in theory they could work together. france and russia have both been targeted by isis. the fact remains the enhanced military cooperation between france and russia that was supposed to happen after the paris attacks, that did not really come to much in the end. the chemical attack in syria earlier this year will have also complicated the relationship between france and russia because of russia's support for assad. we will see what progress is meant to make on the issues today. >> thank you very much for that. that meeting will take place in under an hour's time.
the fighting continues in eastern ukraine. russian backed separatists controlled part of the region now locked in a standoff with ukrainian forces. there is little sign up process towards fees. 2017irst few months of have been bloodier than the same time last year. opposing sides in eastern ukraine exchange artillery fire nearly every night. on sunday morning, they shall get this school in this frontline town. fortunately no one was inside. the people have been living in fear and poverty for more than three years now. anyone get used to that nhl and? it is terrifying. >> you can get plywood from the damaged building. my pension is 1250. i carry these at all times.
everyone i talk to hear is looking for tranquilizers and antidepressants. reporter: this block of flats was also hit on sunday. no one was hurt as they worst affected apartment is unoccupied. people still live in the other ones. well. tumbling ukraine for the cease-fire violations. it is not clear who instigates these battles. what is undeniable, say the soldiers, is russia is still arming the separatists. they can tell from what comes in every night. >> this is a grad missile. this is from a bmb-3. we don't have those in ukraine. reporter: ukraine is calling for greater western pressure to make putin stop. >> you must be dealt with from a position of strength. that is exactly what we expect the french president will do. reporter: frozen conflict is often used to describe a stalemate, but in reality there
have been no major territorial advances on either side. it's still very much a hot war. >> german chancellor angela merkel says it's time for europe to take its destiny in its own hands. the comments come in the aftermath of the g7 and nato summits. donald trump refused to back paris climate change agreement, nor publicly endorsed the military alliance's dr. neglected defense. -- doctorate of mutual defense. reporter: the g7 summit last week seems to have left a bitter taste in angela merkel's mouth. not even german beer to wash away. the chancellor revealed her vision for europe's future. >> the times in which we can fully cap on the others are to some extent over, as i have experienced in the past few days. i can always say we europeans was really take our destiny in our own hand.
reporter: it is a future without the u.k., which is been negotiating its exit from the eu since march. he also suggested europe can no longer count on another longtime ally, the united states. at last week's g7 meeting, donald trump continued to distance himself from allies. particularly on the issue of climate. in an unprecedented move, the u.s. did not sign a joint statement made by all six other nations, reaffirming the commission -- commitment to fight climate change. trump tweeted he would decide in the coming days whether to pull the u.s. prepares climate deal. his apparent indifference towards european allies with palpable during his first foreign trip. during a speech by the italian prime minister, trump appeared not to be wearing a translation device. earlier in the week he gave a speech to nato allies pretty make no explicit reference to the u.s.'s support for article five, nato's mutual defense guaranty. must decideeurope
how to navigate a new era of u.s. first. >> the country fired a short-range ballistic missile which landed three and a kilometers off the coast of japan. the japanese prime minister has vowed to work with other nations to deter the repeated provocations from pyongyang. he was president donald trump has been briefed on the latest launch. a third missile launch this month. pyongyang has incited international outrage once again. early monday morning, north korea fired what appeared to be a scud class ballistic missile of its east coast. if luke 450 kilometers before landing, only 300 kilometers away from japan's coast and its exclusive economic zone. it is the latest in a series of tests conducted by the koreans as agent to develop nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles.
test brought strong reaction from neighbors japan and south korea. south korea's new president called for an emergency meeting at the national security council. japan said it would discuss responses with the united states. >> as we agreed in recent summits, the north korean problem is a top priority for the international community. koreaer to restrain north we will be taking specific action together with the united states. reporter: at last week g7 meeting, president donald trump promised "the big problem of north korea will be solved." he in a japanese friend minister agreed to extend sanctions against north korea in hopes it will slow development of this nuclear program. pyongyang argues it is just defending itself against u.s. aggression. on tuesday, for the first time ever, the u.s. will test the missile defense system capable of intercepting icbm's.
thefter 10 days of parties, cancel festival has drawn to a close. festival has drawn to a close. the palme d'or was awarded to "the square." that sofia coppola begin the second woman to win the best director award. ♪ reporter: a surprise palme d'or winner. the cannes film festival's top isrd went to "the square," satire about the art world in sweden where certain behavioral codes and clinical correctness are suddenly upended. the topics in situations are close to stand up comedy. the situation that can be easily
related to. it is a dilemma, something that you have one or two -- more than two options how to react, but none of them are easy. they always looked up more questions. the runner-up award went to the french drama "120 these permit -- per minute." it follows and eight activist group in 1990's paris. >> it was important for me to make a film on this team. -- theme. it remains a work of fiction although a lot of it really happened. i took these elements in a shuffle them like a deck of cards to tell a story that is purely a work of cinema. reporter: diane kruger one best actress for her role "in the faith," her first in her native german.
started in cannes. 2003 from my idol at the time. all the movies that marked my career prefer screen here in cannes. i am proud to be here tonight. nominee: 310 oscar joaquin phoenix won best actor for the hitman "you are never really hear." best director went to sofia coppola for "the guy out." -- beguiled." >> remind you top stories in paris, i states meeting taking place as vladimir putin meets a manual macron the french president says is important to talk to russia to resolve international issues. the kremlin is hoping both leaders get to know each other. in defiance of international pressure and the threat of more sanctions, pyongyang fires a
short range for sick missile prompting a firm response from japan. it is time for the business news. i'm joined by brian quinn. we are starting out with a big development. >> the european airplane manufacturer just progress on a new helicopter factory in china. it will supplant 100 choppers to the local consortium for a one billion euro deal. angela merkel eight the with chinese authorities during a visit last summer, making airbus the first foreign company to build helicopters in china. the factory should be up and running it here, producing 36 choppers annually. it represents a major investment and one the world's fastest-growing aviation markets. the ceo of airbus helicopters. >> we've seen a 20% growth year over year. we think if we continue at that pace with new helicopters every
year, china's becoming the biggest market for the sale of helicopters in the world. airways is still experiencing disruptions after a massive flight cancellation over the weekend. the debacle could cost the airline day. thousands of passengers were stranded by a computer system shutdown and that is going to cost british airways quite a bit in the initial refund, the bookings and general disruption. then there is the negative impact on the airline's reputation which of the health and future ticket sales. its customer compensation regulation that could end up putting them on the hook for major payoffs. under european law, customers who have experienced more than a three-hour delay for a trip under 1500 kilometers are entitled to 250 euros. for trips within the eu over the distance, because of the 400 euros, then up to a maximum of 600 for fights out of the union. it is still too early to say how much we could cost the airline, but some analysts estimates have it as high as 100 million pounds. russia justviation,
completed the first flight of its new medium-range passenger jet. first entryssia's into the jetliner market since the dissolution of the soviet union. it's hoping to keep up with rivals like airbus and boeing. russia is trying to be less dependent on foreign firms as sanctions over its actions in ukraine continue to squeeze the russian economy. to france for a wave of new arrivals have some professional tour guide open arms. if not the 36 million tourists who visited. leaders are concerned about unlicensed private guides for connecting with clients online and with the pros are calling rization of the industry. reporter: a crash course in parisian street art with by teri, a former illustrator and one of a growing number of france's adventure tour guides. a stroll with him costs just 25
euros per group. meanwhile, a group of 20 paste 215 euros for a walk with a historian and one of france's 11,000 professional tour guides. >> having a professional license is a guarantee for visitors that the guy is a background in history or art history, and in foreign languages. reporter: having a professional license allows them to take his group to museums and national monuments, not an option for an immature guide. since the 1990's, nonprofessionals have been allowed to offer tours in public spaces, causing platforms like this when the spring up. anyone can register to become a local guide. the ceo does not see his company has greeting competition. >> local guide have not replace professionals, just expanded the market. now more people are using guides. reporter: the tour's cost between 80 and 30 euros a group,
and it takes between a 9% commission. other sites aimed at foreign visitors offer free tours. the young guides of many nationalities can make up to 30 euros per visitor, with payment collected in cash tips. it's impossible to know how much goes back to the company, which are often based abroad. elective regulations frustrates professional guides. they say they are facing unfair competition, one of only heat up as the summer tourist season begins. >> time for a look at the markets. european shares trading mixed at midday. langford flatline. harris down slightly. markets are closed in london for the spring bank holiday, which is probably as well for the ftse 100 considering the british airways debacle. shares also change on the madrid exchange. down 2.5% there. british airways will be cutting the company for quite some time. host: thank you very much.
time for the press review. ♪ joined by -- you are joined with -- starting with vladimir putin's visit to paris. >> the stakes are high for the french president. take a look at the front page of the left-wing daily. visit is a diplomatic test for the french president. macron has met with many of the world's greatest leaders recently. the nato and g7 summits last week he met with donald trump, only vladimir putin was missing. host: what can we expect either missing? >> tensions are likely to emerge between the two leaders. they disagree on a number of issues, including the conflict in the ukraine. and also the war in syria. macron's predecessor, francois
hollande, accused moscow uprising is humanity in syria. russia and france on opposite sides of the conflict. russia has been reluctant to let go of one of its closest allies in the region. host: tensions could emerge over russia's attempts to swing the election of france? >> macron's campaign was the target of repeated cyber attacks. have accuseds moscow of mounting a smear campaign against him. russian state media was also highly critical of macron during the campaign, but much more positive about marine le pen. putin himself is accused of clearly favoring the far right leader, even of the never actually backed her. host: why is the meeting taking place at versailles? >> is a highly symbolic menu. there is an exhibition under way that marks 300 years of franco
russian ties. since the visit of theater to paris in 1717. -- peter the great to paris in 1717. he first broke with russia's isolationism to seek alliances in europe. perhaps the meeting will be an opportunity for france and russia to put their differences aside and work together to tackle some of today's most pressing issues. host: you are shifting gears to angela merkel. she says europe can no longer completely depend on the united states. what do you think he means by that? >> she was at a campaign event in bavaria on sunday, and spend giant beer in this photo in the washington post. it's an enormous change in political rhetoric. comments in the wake of last week's nato meeting in the g7 summit and is only -- in sicily.
the process trump is the one for questioning nato's relevance and refusing to endorse the paris climate agreement. host: the post-order has been changed according to merkel? >> not quite. politico says her comments are more subtle and they seem. angela merkel, said "the era where we could fully rely on others is over. to some extent." she says with trump in the white house, europe should not be -- it would be naive for europe to believe they can depend on american leadership. europe still needs america, but europe must learn to take more responsibility, especially as america looks away. host: u.s. president has returned home over the weekend. he did not get the homecoming he was hoping for. >> donald trump returns home to confront a growing political and legal crisis over his
administration's alleged links to russia. let's look at this cartoon. washington."ck in donald trump is leaving the presidential airplane and a group of protesters are holding banners that read "trump out, trump resign." as he is on the stairs he thinks europeans are right, the current climate is terrible. clearly, now you are ending with news from the cannes film festival for this week's film "the square" took the palme d'or. french favors us a king. >> " the square" pales in comparison to previous winners of the palme d'or. you'll notice a clever play on words with it sounded almost like -- it's more critical. two hours and 20 mins of embarrassing scenes, it is like a bad sketch. it makes you cringe until the
end. host: papers in sweden are more favorable in their coverage? >> that's right. "the square" can be described as contemporary, limitless and funny. it knits followed not a perfect film, the jury made a bold choice encouraging young talent and ambition and showing the 17-year-old film festival -- 70-year-old phil kessel is relevant and contemporary. -- film festival is relevant and contemporary. 24.com.rance we will take a short break. stay with us. ♪
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