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>> a very warm welcome back to the france 24 newsroom, i am thomas waterhouse and these are the latest headlines forou at 10:00 p.m. paris time. haiti's prime minister should be charged. he allegedly played in the killing of the president. so says the chief prosecutor, who claims he s firm evidence from the night of jovenel moise he's assassination puts ariel henry in the frame. the u.s. secretary of state response to senators' questions, with republicans putting it to
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anto blinken that the withdrawal was a failure of licy and planning. we will speak to our washington correspondent shortly. and boosting their ranks and their budget, and better monitoring their behavior. emmanuel macronutlines his plans tolean up france's police forces, improve officer'' working conditions, as well as their relationships with communities. ♪ thomas: there are enough compromising elements to prosecute him and ask for his outright indictment, those are some of the words and by haiti's chief prosecutor to the judge overseeing the probe into the
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july assassination of president jovel moise. the prosecutor has requested that the current prime minister, ariel henry, be charged, and that border officials should not let them leave the country by air, sea, or road. our reporter tells us more. reporter: ariel henry, haiti's new prime minister former minister of social affairs and labor former newer pathologist and professor, w a suspect in the assassination of president jovenel moise. on tuesday, haiti's top prosecutor said he is seeking charges against henry over boise's killing. >> the actions to create confusion and prevent justice will not be allowed to happen. the real culprits, the masterminds, those responsible for the assassination of
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president jovenel moise will be brought to justice and punished for their as. reporter: moise was shot to death when assassins stormed his residential compound. dozens have been arrested in the wake of the raid, including 18 former colombian soldiers and two haitian americans. but several key suspects remain at large, including a former senator, and a fugitive former employee of the justice ministry's anticorruption unit, whom henry has defended. prosecutors say the prime minister spoke with that suspect twice on the right of moise's assassination. they asked henry to report for questioning, and asked immigration services not to let him leave the country. but under haitian law, only the president can authorize the interrogation of the sitting prime minister, and since moise 's death, haiti doesn't have
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one. tom: the u.s. secretary has been -- u.s. secretary of state has been in the hot seat once again, answering questions about the withdrawal from afghanistan in the house of representatives' foreign affairs committee. this tuesday was the turn of the upper house to quiz antony blinken, appearing before the senate foreign relations committee. republican senator opened the killing, by calling the pullout a dismal failure. he went on to say that there was not enough lipstick in the world to put on this pig, to make it look any different than what it actually is. this is what antony blinken has been saying. susecretary blinken: bin laden was killed in 2011. al-qaeda's activits were degraded significantly, including its ability to plan operations. 2000 461 american lives lost, 20,000 injuries, $2 trillion
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spent, it was time to end america's long-term more. tom: for more, less bring in our correspondent, who is covering developments for us for a second day on capitol hill. for two days now, rooms in congress have echoed to the sound of often noisy exchanges between lawmakers and mr. blinken. in this tuesday, the u.s. secretary of state very much stuck to the script, stressing that this pullout was the right thing to do. reporter: yes, secreta blinken repeating some of what he had said yesterday in front of the house, but also repeating the message of the biden administration over the past few weeks and months about what it was the right thing to do to pullout the troops from afghanistan. but also defending the execution
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of the pullout, explaining why the biden administration stock to that self-imposed deadline of august 31, despite the worsening security situation, despite the taliban taking over the country, and also part of the messaging from secretary blinken was to lay the blame elsewhere, blaming that deal on the previous administration, the trump administration, who made that deal with the taliban. explaining that they were sort of caps to that deal that they inherited from the previous administration, and they made the best out of a difficult situation. he continued insisting that the evacuation was a success, despite some americanitizens still in afghanistan trying to leave, and thousands of sav applicants and other afghans in changer also still trying to leave the country.
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tom: there was a moment where secretary blinken came somewhat on stock, one particular question where he couldn't answer/. reporter: yes, he was asked multiple times about how many exactly of those u.s. citizens or sav applicants are left in afghanistan, and he was simply unable. he said he did not know how many sav applicants we were talking about, how many afghans still wanted to come out. he couldn't even pinpoint how many u.s. citizens were still in afghanistan. he said about 100, but he insisted that this was a fluctuating number, and that the u.s. state department could not give an exact number even for american citizens. the secretary of state was also asked about that u.s. dne
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strike which came after the attack on the kabul airport, that left hundreds of afghans dead and 13 u.s. service members. if you remember after that, there was a u.s. drone strike that hit a vehicle in kabul, killing one man and several children. at the time, the americans were saying that it was an isis-k operative, that they had for ted and attack on the u.s. forces on the kabul airport. he was asked by senator rand paul, are you certain that it was an isis-k operative and not a civilian, which is what reports have been pointing to the past few days. and secretary blinken said he did not know, and that they were reviewing the information, but that he could not give an answer as to wther that target was indeed a terrorist for an aid worker, as has been reported in the u.s. media.
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several times, the secretary was really put off guard by some of the questioning about the situation, about that evacuation, about the pullout, and all the details of what went down in afghanistan. tom: ok, our washington correspondent, thank you very much. moving on, friends's defense minister has spoken of her extreme concern -- france's defense minister has spoken of her extreme concern after it was announced that a deal is set to be closed between authorities in modly and the russian private military contractor, the wagner group. when asked about the report, friends's foreign minister said to the group has carried out a whole range of abuses and violations in both syria and the central african republic.
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earlier, we spoke to our correspondent, and this is what he told us from bangui. porter: the wagner group has been established for several years in the central african republic. officially moscow has deployed russian instructors in the country since 2018 to train the army. but behind the instructors is a private mercenary company, according to a u.n. report. since rebel attacks in 2020, the central african state has received reinforcement from the wagner company, up 2000 mercenaries. they are still fighting alongside the national army in the regions, and since january, they have pushed back the rebel coalition to the borders in the north of the country. in june, the u.n. spoke of indiscriminate assassinations, looting, excessive use of force, precisely pointing their fingers at the national forces, their rationale lies, and also the
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rebel troops -- their rationale lies, and also the rebel troops. the report mentioned russian participation in the fighting, not only in support of the national forces. russia always denies its involvement in such operations. tom: next, it is now one week in two days since mutinous soldiers in guinea detained the president and suspended the constitution. in the fallout, the ruling generals started to series of meetings in the cap whole -- in the capital, with a view of mapping up to transition back to democracy and to establish an interim goverent. the leader of the main opposition par was among those invited for talks at the people's palace. our reporter tells us more. reporter: on tuesday, members of theunta met with various political stakeholders to plot a path forward for guinea.
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they were led by the crew leader therefore daylong consultation it intended to map away way back to civilian rule. >> he insisted that since independence, there has been a collective failure of guineas intelligentsia, but also its military. but this time within an inclusive framework, we can join forces for the foundation of the new guinea. reporter: political leaders across the divide agreed to attend, including those from rpg , the party of the overthrown president. speculations still surround the leader's intentions, and the subsequent role of the military. following last week's coup, the african union immediately conde's removabeing cebratede in parts of the country, international powers were quick to condemn it.
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however, many parties on tuesday agreed the takeover was necessary. >> we heard the first coup done by the former president, that went for a third mandate. that was not legal. that is why we had a military coup, stopping mil constitutional coup. the international community should help guinea to have a good transition. reporter: military rulers have since met with religious leaders well civil society, trade unionists and, mining executives are set to follow for the rest of the week. tom: next, stopping short of creating a new watchdog, but tabling the idea of setting up a parliamentary body to scrutinize their behavior. following a string of allegations of heavy handedness and racism, and after months of consultations, the french president has been detailing his grand plans to reform the country's police.
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speaking at the international police school, emmanuel macron told the gathering that officers must aim to be above reproach. with more, here's our correspondent. reporter: more resources and more control over police action. the french president presented conclusions of months of consultations on police reforms on tuesday. they included a significant cash injection for the interior ministry, which will see its budget increase by nearly 1.5 billion euros. >> the goal is to think about the police of 2030. a policforce that must be trained and equipped for the new threats of society, terrorism, but also violence, sporadic demonstrations, and the internalization of crime. reporter: other measures include the doubling of police presence on the ground in the next 10 years, parliamentary oversight of officer conduct.
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macron also said the national policing scheme for protests would be unveiled by november. it will outline rules and rights for those taking part in demonstrations. the issue has become particularly sticky since the univest protest movement began in 2018. the security consultations were launched after the beating of a black man in his own music studio in november last year, which forced macron to acknowledge police violence. the president has denied a problem of institutional racism in french law and order, but admitted to a problem of racial profiling. the measures are part of an internal security loss to be presented to ministers early next year. tom: time now for some business news here on france 24 with kate moody, our business editor with me in studio. all eyes are on the tech world, on apple as it unveils new
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products. kate: yes, a new iphone,umber 13, 2 ipads and a new apple watch. . none of the new products are necessarily revolutionary according to analysts, although they feature 5g connectivity, better cameras,. . and longer-lasting batteries like other producers, apple has been affected by the shortage of semiconductors. the new iphone starts at $699, the pro version and $1100, similar to the prices for his previous models. earlier today, apple released a security patch to fix a weakness which could allow hackers to infect iphones and other iphone devices without any action from the users. reporter: apple is urging its users to immediately update their devices to plug a security breach. in a statement announcing the patch, apple says an issue linked to maliciously crafted pdfs may have been exploited
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around iphones, ipads, apple watches, and macs. cyber researchers at a university of toronto citizen lab alerted apple a week ago. it allows hackers to access our message without requiring users to click on a link or open a file. accordinto citiz lab, this is known as a zero-click account, and they dubbed it "forced entry." researchers discovered the heck while analyzing the iphone of the saudi activist that had in infected by pegasus software, created by an israeli developer, nso. >> our latest discovery illustrates that companies like nso group are facilitating despotism as a service for an accountable security agencies. regulation of this growing,
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highly profitable workplace is desperately needed. reporter: the n.s.a. group -- th nso group is already under fire after i software was discovered in many forms this year. it said it would continue to provide law enforcement and intelligence ageies with technology to fight terror and crime. kate: rose 0.3% higher than july. if inflation outpaces which grows, it can make life too expensive for many workers. wall street turned lower despite that better inflation data. the dow jones giving up some earlier gains to close it out 0.84 percent down in the red.
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s&p was down about half a percentage point. apple shares were also down despite the new product launch. the major european indices saw losses. the u.k. has delayed a deadline to impose stricter border controls on imports from the european union. the uk's brexit minister described the decision as pragmatic, to allow firms more time to recover from the pandemic. reporter: this is what the british government is trying to avoid. empty supermarket shelves due to delays at the border. brexit minister david france 2 has pushed back on start chks for six months, the second time he has done this, limiting the coronavirus crisis for the holdup. >> we want businesses to focus on their recovery from the pandemic, rather than have to deal with new requirements at the borde
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porter: now that britain has left the e.u. imports are supposed to be subject to the same checks as goods from the rest of the world but supply problems have prompted the british government to delay the move. as things currently stand, u.k. produce sold in the e.u. is subject to stricter post-brexit checks, while imports from the e.u. to the uk don't have to deal with the same paperwork. u.k. business leaders say this unfairly benefits their european competition. >> the asymmetric nature of border controls facing imports and exports distorts the market and places many u.k. producers at a competitive disadvantage with e.u. producers. reporter: and are the new timetable, checks on some land products and live animals will happen from march 2022 while safety and security declarations on imports will be pushed january 22. the move follows a row over the uk's cision to postpone border
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checks on british goods arriving in northern ireland, which e.u. leaders say breaches of the brexit agreement. reporter: kate moody with a business news, thank you very much. now, what do you get when you mix a lot of diamines, some standing ball gowns by the likes of oscar de la renta or balenciaga, and an a-list lineup of celebrities question mark you get that met gala, taking place in manhattan after last years fashion extra for games i had to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. in attendance this year were timothy charlamagne, vogue editor anna winter, and the singer rihanna. here is more. reporter: fashion's biggest party gets as politically charged as ever following the long delay caused by covid-19. amid the usual glitz, glamour and outlandish outfits, overt
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sexual services set the stage at the met gala. among the a list of celebrities, congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez. >> it is really about having a real conversation about fairness and equity in our system, and i think this conversation is particularly relevant as we debate budget reconciliation. reporter: the theme of this year's event -- american independence celebrates diversity and history. the fundraiser drew figures from all walks of life, from actors, musicians, politicians top athletes. american football star megan rapinoe carried a clutch bag with the words "in gay we trust." and an actress made a visual statement of female empowerment. kim kardashian arrived covered in black, literally from head to toe.
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and this olympic champion was beaming with confidence in her obvious choice of color. >> coming from the olympics, at -- that is what i want to be see. this represents the journey i made at the olympics and the gold-medal. reporter:. reporter: some guests took the dress code more seriously. jennifer lopez sported a western black hat. basketball start russell westbrook dyed his hair like the u.s. flag, and this singer and bodied horse -- embodied a horse. tom: a new study on climate anxiety. three quarters of young people who took part agreed with the statement, "the future is frightening." the findings of that study have been made public this tuesday, with 4 intern around the world and are hesitant to have children because of a worsening picture regarding our planet's changes -- 4 in 10. reporter: burning forests,
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scorching heat, droughts, the melting arctic. extreme weather has worried most people on planet earth, and the most frightened of all our our younger generations, the ones who have their whole lives to see dramatic forecasts unfold. the study published in the lancet shows people ages 16-25 are now increasingly anxious. among their most common beliefs -- the future is frightening. humanity is doomed. 4 out of 10 say they hesitate to even have children. the study warns that all this fear could have serious consequences on this generation's mental health. it says anxiety is exacerbated by the fact governments have failed to deliver on their promises. if feeling summarized by climate activist will attend berg -- greta thunberg. >> you say, just leave this to
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us. we will fix this. we promise we won't let you down. don't be so pessimistic. and then, nothing. reporter: the poll has not examined what could empower younger generations, that some of those who have protested, like here in paris say activism helps. >> [speaking in french] reporter: the study says that what can really make a difference is to see governments listen and act to fight pollution. tom: moving on, a whole array of memorials, unveilings, and musical get-togethers have been held in paris to honor the men often referred to as being the "french elvis."
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a new statute depicting the rock legend has gone on show four years after the singer passed away. the capital's mayor was also on hand at the pavement near the concert venue near the 12th arrondissement. it was renamed the esplanade johnny halliday. in many took the stage for a special tribute concert. [applause] tom: time now for a quick break. i am back in a few minutes time with more world news here on france 24. do stay tuned. ♪ >> a town in the algerian sahara whose name will be forever associated with french nuclear testing. for more than a decade, france
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used it as an open air laboratory, exposing algerian civilians and french soldiers to radiation. >> [speaking foreign language] >> [speaking in french] >> 60 years later, french victims are starting to receive compensation, while algean victims are still waiting. we return to the ruins of reggane . watch on france 24 and >> this is a land where resilience grows, were companies who put their faith in us so they are on firm ground, they know that the roots of the putdown here are growing in stronger land. . this is the land where confidence grows, as we continue to open the door f existing and new investors to our shores. is is a land ready for the future. ♪
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