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>> it is 10 p.m. in the french capital. preparations are underway in the u.s. on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. the attacks change the nation and the world. we will go live to ground zero in just a minute. after 13 months, lebanon gets a new government, new cabinet unveiled. they face the daunting task of saving the country from an economic meltdown. france's former health minister
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is laced under formal investigation for her management of the pandemic. a special court in paris concluded there were rounds to prosecutor. the attacks of september 11 changed unite states and the world. 3000 people people were killed when al qaeda hijacked four planes. across the u.s., reparations are underway to commemorate the 20th anniversary on saturday. our reporter is in new york right now. what is the mood on the ground at the moment? >> i am standing just across
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from ground zero where there will be. you can see right behind us here. this is the closest fire station to ground zero. they are going out on call. life continues one now. i spoke to some firemen earlier who were telling us that they were hardened by how there were more people out here than this time year ago on the pandemic. they come every year. there is a celebration going on right now half a block away for the firemen from where we are standing. you can feel the emotion has been rising for the last couple of days. 20 years have passed. it feels like it was yesterday. everybody knows the story of the day. everyone, you can say is in a
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healing mode of all of these essential workers and what they have been through the last 18 months. it will get busier between now and 8:43 a.m.. on saturday morning, we will have the church bells throughout the city. the president will be here. at that point, it will be set for three hours of commemorations. julia: let us talk about the legacy of 9/11. some people talk about it as a date but it is an era of pre-and post 9/11, if you will. how have these attacks change america and the world? reporter: throughout the u.s., people know who know -- know
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people who served in afghanistan and iraq. the answer to not 11 was a military response at first. all those families that the been abroad have been affected by it. the influx of immigrants. refugees who fled those places, particularly afghanistan is something people talk about. you know what else? 20 years as a marker of all the other crises that have taken place around here. we are near wall street. there has been an environmental crisis here. with the superstorm sandy and then last week's flash flooding which was a record flood for new york city. then of course, there is covid. does the u.s. feel differently about the rest of the world? yes. they do. joe biden's words of ending forever or this resident with people. they are not happy with how it ended. it has changed the world.
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there also thinking of the trauma that will continue, collective trauma, perhaps around 9/11 for a while still. the wound is still fresh, even 20 years on but even now with the pandemic. julia: thank you so much for that. let us turn to this report. he tells us how the worst terror attacks unfolded that day and just a warning to our viewers that some may find parts of this report distressing. reporter: the 11th of septembe 2001. the day began under a radiant sky. at 840 68 -- 8:46 a.m., an american airline 747 crashed into one of the twin towers of the world trade center. the worst terrorist attack had a gun during rush hour in new york's business district.
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tv stations switched to live images of the tower. 80 minutes later, the world watched as a second plane hit. >> oh my god! jesus fucking christ! reporter: thousands of peoples in the towers were trapped. bodies fell to the ground. rescue services rushed to the scene. george w. bush told a school that at 9:21 a.m.. >> we had a national tragedy. two airplanes of crashed into the world trade cter in a terrorist attack on our country.
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reporter: washington was targeted at 9:37 as a hijacked thd plane crashed into the pentagon. what house was evacuated. president bush was taken to a military base for his protection. what followed was unimaginable. the south tower collapsed. it was nine: 59. dust swept through manhattan. -- 9:59. at three minutes past 10, a hijacked fourth plane, flight 93, crashed into a field in pennsylvania after passengers took on the terrorists.
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the north tower collapsed at 10:28. parts of manhattan dispute under a huge cloud of's rubble rescuers were also trapp. -- of rubble. emergency services worked relentlessly to do what they could. the attacks on 9/11 killed nearly 3000 people. it wounded more than 1600 others. the event marked a huge challenge to the world's superpowers. it was a massive shock to america and the world. julia: one new york resident who was there just a few blocks away helped found an organization, strength to strength, which is an organization that helps
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victims of terrorism spirit thank you for -- terrorism. you worked a few blocks away when the twin towers went down. can you take us back to that date? what were you doing what happened and how did it affect you peonally? >> first oall, thank you for having me today. i over slept that morning. i was not in my office, two blocks away from the towers. i woke up, worried i was late for work. when i turned on the television, i saw the towers burning. i called my office. i heard screaming. someone that answered said they don't know what happened. they were being evacuated. that led to everything i am doing today from that day forward. julia: in the immediate aftermath, what was going on in your mind? what was the state of mind of the city like? >> it was scary.
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eyelid 100 blocks uptown. i called my parents late. my father said don't come home. i grew up in new jersey. it was next-door but they were worried something would happen in the lincoln tunnel or on the bridge. he said to stay in my apartment. i did not leave for three days, really scared. we could not go back to work for a month. and i came back, i couldn't get off of my subway stop because it had been destroyed. it was a block away from the towers. at the get off at chambers street which was a 12 block walk. i remember walking downtown, smelling the smells that lingered on for months. just seeing a whole different place downtown, plastered with pictures of people did not come home to their families. they were being searched four months later. julia: you said the aftermath led you to a new career
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direction. tell us about the work you did after that. ? porter: >> being deeply impacted, i set i had to do somethg. in december of 2001, i quit my job and move to israel. i volunteered with organizations working with victims of terrorism there. a year and a half of living there, i was on a bus one terrorist detonated and injured us and killed 17 people around me. i had two decisions. i could be the victim that they wanted or i could do something with that pain. the number of years later, i found it strength to strength, we bring together victims of terrorism all around the world, helping us heal and move forward, knowing that it is not one country's problem. it is a world problem. we have to come together to combat that. for those was a heaven impacted
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to really take hold of things is to move forward with our lives. strength to strength was that labor of love to bring people together for love, not hate. julia: could you tell our viewers about the unique struggles that victims you -- like yourself encounter on the road to recovery? >> ios 8 you never forget what happened to you. you always and how to cope. different things will happen that can shiver -- trigger a trauma. whether it is anybody reacting differently. everybody has different struggles. it is about supporting our fellow victims.
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it's about making sure we can do everything we can to comfort them and help them during the difficult times. strength to strength has a amazing -- and amazing group of global victims. i am downtown right across from the world trade center memorial today. tomorrowi will be here and take care of some of our survivors i will be with somebody specifically who lost her dad in 9/11. she was 1.5 years old. she wanted to be here for the ceremonies. i will be her support, as well as the cerony, we will have a luncheon for our community to give them a chance to be with each othernd making sure they are not alone. while we struggle with different things, whether it is physical abilities or psychological, ptsd
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or other anxiety issues that victims deal with, the one thing is to have that. two. support and that victims are not alone. we tried to do that and make sure you have a place here. you are never alone. we partner with organizations from 15 different countries working on the ground and i'm honored to be able to work with them to do this work. we are all volunteers. it has impacted us in ways we could never ever explain. those of us that have been in this situati understand it without even words. we connect on a deep level. it is important that we are there for each other. julia: thank you so much for joining us on the program. we really appreciate it.
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we will be bringing you special covege of the 20th annivsary of 9/11. you can catch that this saturday on two, central european time. 20 years after 9/11 ignited the longest war, the taliban are back in power in afghanistan. it is parked in exodusfter world powers ended their chaotic airlift of 120,000 people last month, just to commercial lines have left kabul. 49 french citizens are on board the latest flight. their final destination is paris. lebanese leaders have agreed on a new government led by former prime minister and billion year tycoon. it comes 13 months after political feuding in which the country has slid further into a economic cris. he will resumtalks with the
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international monetary fund. we explain. reporter: after 13 months of deadlock, the prime minister has succeeded in forming a government. taking all efforts to lift them out of the economic crisis. >> [ speaking foreign language] reporter: as in their previous governments, the are man newcomers. any are technocrats. they were endord by e or several of the factions that dominated politics since the civiwar. was chosen as prime minister in july after his predecessors failed to form governments themselves. political horsetrading over these, other political leaders rally over this power-sharing system. it requires the prime minister
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to be christian and the speaker of parliament a sure muslim. they came under increasing pressure from the international community with the french president attempting to help and the deadlock and the eu threatening sanctions for those hindering negotiations. the formation of the new government will give them much needed breathing room. however, public skepticism is unlikely to disappear. with the memory of the port explosion all too present in people's minds and as economic crisis takes a heavy till on daily life. >> [speaking foreign language] reporter: he addressed the key priorities, promising to deliver parliamentary elections due next year with many helping that would rejuvenate the political landscape. julia: emmanuel macron has
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welcomed a new government. it is vital that their politician stick to commitments necessary to take on key reforms. france says -- the former health minister is and put under investigation for endangering the lives of others. this over her handling of the pandemic. she was the health minister up until february 2020 when she stepped down weeks after the first covid cases were confirmed. this is part of a broader investigation into their management of the crisis. the successor and former prime minister are expected to be summoned to the court. we have more. reporter: 9.5 hours of questioning judges at this courtroom in paris decided to waste the former health minister under formal investigation for handling of the pandemic. they allege that she endangered
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the lives of others. many thousands of lives were threatened due to a lack of ppe as well as a mixed messaging from the government about face masks. she was the health minister from may 2017 until february 2020. back in january 2020, she said it was unlikely that covid could spread amongst the general public. one month later as she left, the health ministry to unsuccessfully run for mayor of paris, she said a tsunami was yet to come. julia: denmark's high vaccination rates enabled it to become one the first eu countries to lift domestic restrictions. three quarters of their inhabitants have been vaccinated. reporter: a return to
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pre-pandemic life in copenhagen with masks no longer required and no other measures now lifted. >> it is nice to have my social life back. it is nice to see my friends again. >> ihink it is nice we can walk around with no masks on and we can just do what we did before. reporter: this thanks to the high vaccination rate that the lifting of measures has been possible. it is good news for restaurant owners. >> i think people are still holding back a bit. they still want to wash their hands and keep distance. reporter: it makes sense because they are still recording 500 new daily infections. according to their experts, the vaccinations among young people need to accelerate to prevent a fresh wave of cases.
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>> we still have people in the age group between 20-29 who are unvaccinated i would saying, a lot have been. nightlife iopening up if you are not vaccinated, you could quite easily get infected as it is still in circulation. reporter: what denmark is still recording one dozen deaths a week, they are convinced that the pandemic is find them. julia: it's time for the business news. i am here with cold finger. they're complaining about a laborus river? -- labor shortage? >> there are 125,000 jobs in the restaurant sector that needs to be filled. there is a shortage but there is an overall huge number of jobseekers in france. like other countries, concerns over wages and safety ways on
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them. reporter: this restaurant is usually bustling at lunchtime but recently, the tables have been practically empty. suspending lunch has seen them lose 2500 euros per day. before the pandemic, the restaurant had 11 full-time employees. the server is the only one who has not quit. the owner is offering higher wages to lure other employees. it has been especially hard-hit by lockdown restrictions, making climate unstable and its jobs low-paying. it will be pandemic related
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health concerns for employees. to address the shortage, industry representatives say more training should be available, particularly for those looking to change careers. it is estimated that the restaurant industry has a shortage of 125,000 workers. >> let us turn to the trading action. there was a weekly losses from the tech and health care s&p and dow down for a fifth straight day. apple shares posted losses. big loss in court. epic games, maker of fortnite sued them for the payment system on the app store. they acted as a monopoly to pay
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fees while the judge disagreed with the very precise allegation, she wrote that apple is engaging in anticompetitive behavior. as a result, it'll out app developers to develop their own payment systems. this could have repercussions through the giving market. get -- google play has faced similar allegations. to senegal where prices for basic goods are on the rise and consumers are frustrated. inflation is hitting everything from rice and sugar to corn and vegetable oil. supply chain disruptions have played a big role. >> the price increase is truly unprecedented. for example, that ud to cost 22 euros but this year it is 35 you can see the level of increase. the price of oil neve exceeded 25 euros in groceries are like that as well.
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>> their changeling rules in the restaurant capital of the world. food delivery apps can charge restaurants no more than 15% commission for deliveries. they are suing the city. the big reason why is the impact to their bottom line. delivery platforms in new york were taking an average of 30% commission from restaurants. the world robot conference is underway. opening on friday, 100 products from 100 countries -- company spared some are toys but some have plenty of particle uses. a particularly dangerous work. >> the biggest advantage is they can replace humans to complete some tasks in a complex dangerous scenario. it can adapt to terrains.
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we can replace people to get sums safety inspection work in other environments. >> that robot dog creature looks familiar because there is a similar one designed by boston dynamics that is the chinese competitor. they are behind them in terms of ai. julia: it looks like that dog from that black mirror episode. >> it is disturbing. julia: there is more news on france 24. stay tuned. climate change is forcing senegal to continue with their green wall project. there in the northwest to talk
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to the people there. a huge project sowing a small seed of hope. >> for the results, as puns the community into poverty and great migration conflicts. >> find out how some of the most arid lands are being brought to life and visited on france 24 and france ♪ >> this is a land where resilience grows. companies put their faith in us and know they are in firm ground. that the roots they down here are growing strong again. this is a land where confidence grows. as we continue to open doors for existing and new.
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