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this is d.w. news coming to you live from berlin germany battles to take action after the failed attack on a synagogue the interior minister pledges to step up security at jewish institutions and deploy more personnel in the fight against right wing extremism best gaiters believe the attacker intended to carry out a massacre also coming up the un security council fails to agree on a statement condemning turkey's offensive on kurdish militias in northern syria as thousands of civilians flee the bottle. also coming up scoring
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a goal against repression for the 1st time in 40 years of raining women can enter the football stadium and are allowed to take their seats at a men's international match. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us here in germany the government is warning that the threat of nationwide right wing exterior resume is now quote very high comes after a gunman killed 2 people in an anti semitic attack in the eastern city of hala on wednesday the attack aimed at the jewish community came on the holiest day in the jewish calendar. the city in mourning for the victims and in solidarity with those who only just survived germany's president frank among those taking part signs of attack still imprinted on the synagogue door would stop the attacker. 50 more lives
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trial but the 2 men still trying to process it all but i just can't understand what tacitus a 40 year old woman was the 1st to fall victim by chance as she passed in front of the synagogue minutes later the attacker killed a 20 year old man at a combat shop some streets away. the accused attacker was carrying 4 weapons and 4 kilograms of explosive material. during the night police raided his apartment in ben-dor a small town some 40 kilometers away. the 27 year old lived here with his mother he grew up in nearby held former neighbors remember him. in a low even hostile spy without ever smiling he couldn't say hello. how can i say look this is he was kind of a loner you know wednesday afternoon the suspect was transferred to karlsruhe meanwhile a judge issued an arrest warrant germany's federal prosecutor said his attempted
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massacre was an act of terrorism. he was attempting to emma tate's similar acts that had previously been carried out. and as far as we know he wanted to instigate others to do the same so. on chieftain. germany's interior minister horses a home for visited the crime scene authorities have defended lack of police protection at the synagogue saying there had been no warning. they hope for delivered a clear message he says will tell if. a crime carried out yesterday is a shame on our whole country. with our history such things must never happen in germany to see. he's pledged to improve the protection of jewish sites and deploy more person now in the fight against right wing extremism his counterpart in the state of saxony and hold said some politicians carry the
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blame. those who used the language of the nazis might not be legally responsible for what occurred. but they leave the path and let the fire guys to. hundreds joined in a march of mourning to hollow to the synagogue lang flowers and candles signs of their rejection of terrorism and those who spread hate. earlier we spoke to an eyewitness who was inside the synagogue and holler at the time of the attack this is how she described the events and where where i actually right in the middle of reading torah when so what i saw and heard was like one explosion followed by a smoke like a cloud of smoke that i saw through the window or another explosion another cloud of smoke and then for some seconds like everyone was silent and confused because no one really understood what was happening and then all of
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a sudden things move super fast and so there's a surveillance camera outside and the screen inside so you can see what's happening on the street and the cantor who was leading the prayer he had for some reason when he turned like sort of around he had a perfect view of the screen so he saw what was happening on the street so he saw that there was an armed man outside in full gear i didn't see the screen so i actually was saying like really thanks to the cantor who had a press and amazing reaction who immediately understood the situation a 1000000 or so was happening look at the screen turn around and told everyone to like leave the room go to the back room and then actually go up stairs and get down on the floor stay away from the windows it's like you know you switch into that kind of mode where you're not really thinking about what exactly is happening but more like what needs to be done and what needs to be done is like to get people into a safe room and then sort of like make sure that we're all ok. a harrowing account there of what it was like inside hala synagogue when it was being attacked. our
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political correspondent simon young has been following the story for us joins us now in the studio simon what more do we know about the gunman and what motivated him to carry out this attack yet terry since we last spoke this man 27 year old germans deafened b. as he's being identified as now been formally charged by germany's national prosecuting authority he's charged with. 2 counts of murder and several counts of attempted murder. and what the prosecutors are saying they're treating this is terrorism we heard. and this man had several for i'm told automatic weapons with him or homemade weapons of some kind anyway use had several explosives in his car up to 4 kilos of explosives so prosecutors believe that he clearly intended a a massacre. and clearly his primary target was this was the synagogue
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although when he was not able to get in there he you know he went off in search of other victims so the prosecutors are looking at whether he had help and also in particular how he was able to make these weapons where he got the parts for those weapons from and you know this is now a terror investigation so it's also being regarded this attack as symptomatic of something that's happening in germany the german government now says the threat of right wing terrorism in the country is very high so what's the government planning to do about it well 1st of all looking at protecting jewish institutions synagogues and schools and other institutions because of course. particularly in view of germany's history. what politicians have been saying over the last 48 hours is that you know this kind of incident cannot be allowed to happen mercifully the people
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inside the synagogue didn't come to harm to deaths of others is bad enough but given that the large number of anti semitic incidents the police are having to deal with many hundreds last year dozens of them violent and cause there are many other incidents that never get reported to police so you know we seeing a rise in these phenomena and something has to be done well you can step up protection of synagogues you can certainly put more police outside you can also change the legal regime you can give police more powers and you can give the courts more powers to take tougher sentencing against people who are convicted of these crimes but no single measure is going to be the main change ok just briefly if you can how when analysts are talking about this so it's not a new problem of course right wing extremism in germany how effective or or
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realistic are these measures that are being proposed considered well i think it's always difficult policing is a public service you've always got limited resources that need to be divided up can you protect all jewish institutions old jewish people all the time probably not and some cases are hard to judge just last week the main at the main synagogue here in berlin there was a man waving a knife people criticized the police for not arresting him in fact he was apprehended and taken away but you can always charge people with anti semitic crime just on the basis of actions that on specifically against the law simon thank you so much to do for you political correspondent simon young. now some other stories making headlines around the world today a 21 year old man in texas has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the fatal
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shooting of 22 people in august police say 3 crew ceo's can confess to targeting mexicans in the attack at a wal-mart in el paso prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty. u.s. president has held his 1st rally since democrats began impeachment proceedings over his dealings with ukraine 2 weeks ago in minneapolis he lashed out at democrats saying they were trying to destroy democracy in calling their investigation a partisan witch hunt. and the presidents of chile and peru have signed a document offering their support to ecuadorian leader lenny moreno his government is facing heavy criticism and violent protests that erupted a week ago when merino announced cuts to fuel subsidies and other. measures. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has warned turkey it could face quote consequences if it does nothing to protect
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civilians as it pushes ahead with its offensive in northern syria she didn't say what those consequences would be but international calls for turkey to moderate its action in the region are growing thousands of residents fled on thursday as turkey pounded kurdish militia for a 2nd day. plumes of smoke disappear into the docketing sky but a burning reminder of the conflict remains night brings no reprieve as turkey continues its offensive. turkey's pushing into northeast syria territory held by its enemy the kurdish led syrian democratic forces hundreds of bombs have already fallen as turkey attempts to carve out a buffer zone to house refugees. the death count has begun this family lost a young boy one of several dozen reported killed on the syrian side of the border.
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explosions too on the turkish side as bombs fly north in retaliation. so far the number of victims remains in the dozens. at the united nations european states and lining up against tankers actions when you would still it is in the north east will further undermine the stability of the whole region exacerbate civilian suffering and provoke further displacements which will further increase the number of refugees and i.d.p.'s in syria and in the region turkish president red chip type of on sent his own warning. we needed a european union. pull yourself together. i say it again if you try to label this operation an invasion. it's very simple we will open the gates and send 3600000 refugees your way. you know all through your. regular unleaded.
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yvonne has allies in syria these are the fighters from the free syrian army and the kurdish militia being sent in to claim captured territory. but turkey is in the driver's seat. for more now we're joined by carlo muscle he's the director of the center for intelligence and security studies at the university munich and he joins us from bill feld welcome professor of europe and the u.s. are acting surprised that out of one's army is moving so aggressively against the kurds in northeastern syria but was there ever any doubt about the kurds the turkish president's intentions and that the removal of u.s. troops would an able this offensive no there was never a doubt i mean 1st of all everyone with members of the troops 2 years ago moved
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into our. second everyone i think at least made it very clear that. we're going to serbia and to question the kurds because we consider them as allies all the or let's say. we all the. turkish kurdish paris organisation so it was very clear when you would we know what you would do and the us would know. does president out of one have a valid argument when he says that the kurds in northern syria pose a threat to turkey. no he has no valid argument valid argument by saying that the y.p. g 8 is kind of armed wing of the p.k. k. the turkish kurdish terrorist organisation. working closely together they using the same symbols and so the why b.g. in syria could be considered. as pollack
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a p k k but they don't post so hot any threat the threat received by turkey from the kurdish part of syria is the same threat the turks receive from iraq it's the mere fact that the turks hold terror that the kurds holding territory and that this could pave the way put it with some kind of kurdish autonomous state which gassed turkey to gas because of its own territorial integrity present out of want is threatening to flood europe with refugees we heard a statement from there earlier if european leaders label turkey's offensive in syria an invasion is a credible threat yes it is a credible threat it's not that the hearst time threatens you it was that i mean during the whole period from when the new was made until. a couple of months ago. twice or 3 times when something went wrong in the relations between the european
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union and turkey or germany and turkey threatens to open basically the refugee camps and send refugees to europe so it's a credible threat so that the deal you're referring there to of course is the deal between the european union and turkey where by the european union gives turkey funds to host refugees from syria and prevent them effectively from coming to europe so how do you see this unfolding professor with turkey's offensive in northeastern syria and the reactions that we're hearing particularly from the u.s. where they're threatening sanctions against turkey. i think that turkey will continue until they will reach their goal which is basically. to have any east kurdish pocket syria on that their own control i think the intention of turkey is then to. send a couple of what how can a power. refugees which apparently in turkey into these kind of into these
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territories and i would say the u.s. europe has limited in friends right now in turkey until turkey reached its goal i know that congress is the fan sanctions i don't think that this will impress the turks the turks will rely on the russians canonic sanctions are imposed on them and i don't see any other insulin europe or the us right now has which were a distinct. impression serves to such an extent that they will. change the way they fight the war of aggression that currently fighting in syria professor muscular thank you so much that was colum islip from the center for intelligence and security studies in munich speaking to us media felt thankful thank you. you're watching the news still to come iranian women take their seats at the international football match for the 1st time in almost 40 years we look at
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their victory both on and off the field. now there could be a pathway to a break deal according to statements from the leaders of the u.k. ireland's prime minister earlier carr said after a meeting u.k. prime minister boris johnson on thursday that the talks were quote very positive and very promising the 2 leaders met to discuss britain's scheduled departure in 3 weeks questions about the border between the u.k. and ireland have been a major barrier to a deal. for the very latest in the breaks of negotiations let's cross over to london where our correspondent is standing by for us good to see you bigot the irish prime minister is sounding much more hopeful about reaching a bragg's a deal what has changed. well what has changed on the
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outside is for show it's change in tone for weeks really everything that's been coming out of the negotiation of any contact between 2 leaders the prime minister and i'm going to america for example everything was really really pessimistic so now for the 1st time in quite a while we have much more optimistic notes and we know also the pound has jumped on the news of this just different setting out of how they see the new associations developing the detailed a they remain tight lipped say really there are going to be more talks and then hopefully we will know more details throughout the day but so far nothing emerges as to where the compromise exactly could lie so we're still waiting on details there but even if the irish and u.k. leaders agree what are the chances of any proposal from them getting through parliament. well yes terry and this is where it's going to be
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crucial the parliamentary arithmetic doesn't look good for boris johnson we know that the d u p which is the northern irish party which essentially helps him to golf on would be very sensitive when it comes to any compromise that means that northern ireland would be treated differently in the future from the read from the rest of the united kingdom sue huge sensitivities there and also when we talk when we talk about other opposition parties the labor party for example there are many m.p.'s who would like to see any deal that boris johnson would potentially bring back from brussels they would like to see it subject to another confirmatory referendum so even if there was some sort of compromise and process the question really is whether anything can go through the british parliament because to resume a had reached a deal that had reached a compromise with brussels and it fell through here in the london parliamentary
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times ok we're expecting another meeting this morning with wayne britain's bragg's of minister stephen barclay on the cheap right of negotiator michel barnier a quick spec there. well we can expect that they will try and flesh out some more details so towards the end of the only goes no ca since they reach the so-called tunnel when it gets more and more intense and more details will be hammered out they will hope that they will make progress on to the next week when does the crucial e.u. summit which is the last you summit before britain is supposed to leave the european union at the end of october now we know that anything that they will potentially agree is going to be very very tricky to get everything have met out until the end of october every detail hammered out so potentially we're looking at another extension you know. then the end of october so you know there might
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be a change in tone but it's really not the end of the bread story as yet until the end of the regular story there for us in london thank you so much. the nobel prize for literature has been awarded to 2 authors from austria claimed this year's award and poland's all go to car chalk was named winner for 2018 the unusual delay was due to a sexual assault scandal at the royal swedish academy last year. after the swedish academy's crisis mats maumee is now making his 1st major appearance the new permanent secretary an ounce to prize winners today austrian p. to hand could take the wood for 20192 of his most well known works offending the audience and the goalkeepers fear if the penalty but the highly praised 76 year old feels that his readers judgment is the most important as he said in this 2017 interview. for me it's about the readers who want to people
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say how they read or heard something just to say this is just me. but of course an award is a nice bonus if it. is not uncontroversial politically during the war in yugoslavia he not only showed literally support for then president milosevic he also attended his funeral but that didn't play a role for the committee. hearing him the prize is a matter of course he's a great artist for 70 to 80 of his works in various genres a great creative ability that continues on broken. polish right to olga to celebrated surprising success with her novel the books of jacob she received the 2800 price retroactively. to get what she really does well a theme that crosspost this she writes across and that's clear even in her style. from where you start the performance and she's crossing borders at the moment on
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a book tour in germany. some 3 and a half 1000 women in tehran spent a day doing something that's been banned since the iranian revolution of 979 cheering on the iranian football team from inside the stadium the beat cambodia but the female fans claimed a bigger big 3 in the fight against repression. you can call it iran's football going to lucian silenced for decades these women were ready to make some noise. 3500 women brought tickets to the country's world cup qualifier against cambodia the 1st since the samak evolution of 979 i know one of these he made hand showed up ahead of the match pavel it's a very nice feeling an incredible feeling something that cannot be described but it
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was for all that it holds good luck it's a very good feeling it's a great thing and i hope it will be repeated because women need to come to the stadium for happiness and to support that scene. but not everyone agrees with the lifting of the ban some religious hot line has met the decision with protests. during in government partially lifted the ban on women in football stadiums for world cup qualifiers after pressure from world governing body fief who threaten to exclude the asian nation from the 2022 world cup in qatar the women still sit in different sections than the men but for now they are happy to claim the step as a victory. this is state of the news these are our top stories germany's interior minister hall say hope was warning that the threat of nationwide right wing terrorism is very high as after an anti semitic attack on a synagogue in the eastern city of hala on wednesday he says the german government
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would do all it could to protect us. turkish forces have taken at least one village from kurdish fighters on the 2nd day of an offensive in northern syria turkey's president has lashed out at criticism threatening to send millions of syrian refugees to the european union. to associates of u.s. president all trumps lawyer rudi. giuliani have been arrested while trying to leave the u.s. soviet born business spent 11 part us and are accused of trying to buy influence over u.s. policy on ukraine. president has held his 1st rally since democrats began impeachment proceedings over his dealings with ukraine in minneapolis he lashed out at democrats saying they were trying to destroy democracy . this is d.w. news for more head to our website. and follow us on twitter at. coming up
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