tv DW News PBS February 17, 2016 6:00pm-6:31pm PST
♪ ♪ ♪ brent: this is dw news life from berlin. a bomb akara, and the government says it was an act of terrorism. also, the german chancellor tells lawmakers in berlin that europe must stick together on migration. they remain part of the european union. and like, camera, action. center stage at the berlin film festival.
and cyber warfare from an oscar-winning director. ♪ brent: i'm brent goff. it is good to have you with us. a car bomb in the turkish capital of ankara has wounded over 60 more, killing 28, and images on cnn turk showed bellowing black smoke and a bus on fire. the attack targeted army personnel while they were stopped at traffic lights, and they have launched an investigation into the blast. all right, we want to take you now to near where that explosion took place. our turk us -- turkish journalist is with us.
tell us what is happening. reporter: the report is 28 people dead and that 61 are injured. so the prime minister says we are going to investigate actually what happened in ankara tonight, this evening. so 61 people in the hospital, and there was a big discussion on the tv stations, according to the broadcast, and the opposition parties had said that
the government has got the responsibility for this explosion because of their syria policy, and again and again, due to the syrian policy. brent: so you are saying that the opposition is saying that the government of president eric on -- president erdogan is to blame. what about the pkk? reporter: they did not mention about the pkk exactly. and they are say that the
prime minister says there is an international link between the terror organizations and turkey in the center of the international league, so we are going to reach all of the service organizations. that is the point. brent: all right, thank you for the information. it has been concerned -- confirmed 28 were dead. thank you very much. and now to syria, where trucks delivering much-needed aid have reached besieged areas in the north of the country. it is relief that is desperately needed. according to the red cross, 12 million people inside syria need some form of immediate assistance, including half a million children. the five-year civil war has
displaced millions of people with man more fleeing their homes every day. currently 4.5 million syrians are sheltering in hard to reach an even besieged areas, and getting food, water, and medical supplies to them is a huge challenge, and with the economy on its knees, four out of five syrians are now living in poverty. in the effort to get aid convoys through is just the first step in efforts to end the conflict. reporter: amid the seemingly endless destruction in syria. this social media appears to show several aid trucks going to an embattled province. earlier, dozens of u.n. and syrian vehicles were packed and ready to depart for at least five locations occupied by both rebels and pro-government forces.
we have 18 trucks to one area, 21 to another, and then 32. according to the united nations, around half a million people have no access to basic supplies it 50 people were killed when several hospitals and schools were destroyed and airstrikes, and the german foreign minister is determined find a solution. "it is more evidence that we need to try anything to implement the second point of the munich agreement, in other words to reach a diffusing and easing of the conflict in the next few days to reduce violence. " the cessation of hostilities agreed by world powers last week in germany is due to come into effect on friday. however, the hour is last approaching, with fighting raging in several areas in syria.
brent: and tonight, all eyes on the woman you are about to see, germany's chancellor, angela merkel. she has once more sought to defend her immigration policy. in a speech to parliament, she spoke of the importance of finding a common european position on migration. she will be making the same speech at a conference of you leaders that kicks off tomorrow. today, she underlined that europe's very credibility is at stake. reporter: the german chancellor sees this as a pivotal point, nothing less than their ability to act in unison. she said the only way to diffuse the situation is with a common refugee policy working with turkey. "the only other option is to close the border and accept the consequences for greece and the eu as a whole."
the chancellor says they must also strengthen their maritime borders. "it is not a solution for a continent to partition its maritime borders and then say whoever is stuck on the other side is of no concern to us." the opposition says the most effective way is to stop regions. "there are many parties to the war in syria now. it is likely they are all fighting the german weapons. even if islamic state has them. that is a disgrace." the coalition partners support the policy. even if only a few eu parties are willing to play along, the senate will likely rubberstamp some measures. among them, a payment of 3 billion euros to turkey to help mitigate the causes of migration.
chancellor merkel is under pressure to return with results. brent: well, not content with waiting on a european solution, austria is forging ahead with new migration controls. he country used to support an open door policy but says it will now accept only 80 essilor applications every day. the country will also let in 3200 further migrants on a daily basis if they promise to travel on. reporter: this is the end of the line on the route where thousands of refugees usually wait to cross over into austria. on this day, there is none to be seen. the numbers have dropped, just as the eu summit in brussels is set to begin. border officials have no idea what is to become. "we cannot tell how the situation will develop in the next two weeks. we have been told to wait.
the winter weather usually plays a role." another idea is the tightening of the route. up to 13 previously unmanned border crossings in the south of the country will be staffed once again, and a fence will be erected on one pass according to the austrian interior minister. "we have to be up to anticipate a change in the migration route. that is why the government is making the necessary preparations to deal with it." this is a main entry point for freight crossing the outs. traffic could be severely constricted, and that is a nightmare for truck and rail traffic across europe. in addition to vehicle and identity inspection, austria plans to dispatch a flexible military reserve to thwart any activity at the border. brent: all right, let's bring you up-to-date with some of the other stories.
the islamic state has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in yemen that has killed at least nine people. the attacker blew himself up at a military camp. they are using that as a base to attack shiite rebels who control large portions of the country. a day after surviving a no-confidence vote, the ukrainian government has been dealt another blow. the former prime minister's party is abandoning the governing coalition. she blames the government for growing corruption and economic crisis. the split may make it harder for the government to enact reforms needed to qualify for western financial aid. voters in uganda go to the polls on thursday to pick a new president, or if the current leader has his way, to pick the same old president again. now, he has been in office for all most three decades, and he wants the public to grant him a
fifth term, but the country's economy is stalling, unemployment is high, and for some, it is high time for a change. reporter: the 37-year-old mother of two has her hands full. it is porridge time for her two-year-old daughter, and her son, like most seven-year-olds, is lost watching cartoons. the primary reason she is voting in the election. >> i would like a uganda that makes creative individuals who can compete on the global level. reporter: the dream for a better uganda has been a dream. over 60% of the young are unemployed, and although uganda has enjoyed positive economic growth, she says the impact can hardly be felt on the ground. >> i think that is pretty much.
this is the economy. reporter: but the focus for the long serving president has not been the economy. the ugandan president, who has been in power for 30 years, says security is a main concern. seeking a fifth elected term in office, he has been clear on his objective. >> we cannot allow anyone to disrupt or threaten our people. reporter: one person is not convinced. together with her peers, she falls in the vast majority of the ugandan population that is under the age of 30, and she says she is ready for a new start. >> i would love to see a change. when you go to our main hospitals, you cry, because there are things you do not want to see. reporter: one man promising to implement these changes is the key opposition candidate. a fourth time presidential
contender, his is a promise directed to the majority in uganda, the young. >> bring food so you can stay and monitor. if we vote and watch, then one day later, we will be in the lead. reporter: however, not all young people are interested in change. her friend sheila, for example, says she is happy with the state of affairs. i do not need change, she tells me, because when i was young, i had the story of idi amin, what he did and how people suffered. but for this mother of two, the promise of peace is not enough. stella wants more, more opportunities for her children, more schools, more hospitals, and more options for president. brent: we are going to take a short break. when we come back, delivering a
message of peace. the president says goodbye to mexico with a visit to a notoriously violent border town. all of that plus business news in one minute. ♪ announcer: what do you get for $.50? >> not a lot. announcer: did you know it costs $.50 to feed one child for one day? with this share the meal app,
you can share with children in need with just a swipe. smartphone users. imagine the impact you and your friends can have. together, if we can end global hunger. please, download the app. brent: welcome back. you are with "dw news" live from berlin." our top story. a car bomb has killed at least 28 people in ankara at near the military barracks, and the government has called this an act of terrorism, and german chancellor angela merkel has defended her migration policy between lawmakers here in berlin. she said it was vital that the eu's stick together. her remarks are before and eu summit on the crisis tomorrow. pope francis is revving up his
five-day visit with a trip to a mexican border city plagued by violence. now, the pontiff will celebrate mass there and is expected to focus heavily on the plate of migrants, ac unit which he says is close to his heart. reporter: francis, going behind bars in mexico in the world's former murder capital just days after a riot in another jail killed 49 inmates. the pocket visiting here is a symbolic way to end his visit, aiming to drive his attention to drug related violence and u.s. immigration policy. on the mexican-american border, it became the country's most dangerous city a few years ago as gun cartels fought for control. their turf war left as many as 3000 dead in 2010 alone. there were 300 deaths last year,
and estimated 200,000 people are expected to attend a mass in the border city. cap the pilgrims started arriving early in the morning to see the pope. some have been crossing over into mexico from the u.s. also in attendance, the mothers of some of the hundreds of women killed there in the recent decades and family members of the students who disappeared. they are fleeing wars, poverty, and persecution across the world. the pope has expressed hope the governments will heed his call to find ways to stop the root causes of this. brent: time for the business news with daniel. some countries want to have a freeze on the oil output, but some are betting on black. daniel: yes, oil used to be a good that if you wanted money, but iran is turning to its pre-sanctions level to put its economy back on track, but that is worrying big oil exporters like russia and saudi arabia.
they want to freeze output to stop a tumbling oil price, and the minister supports it, but this country does not have similar plans in the pipeline just yet. report: iran is changing its tune in the tug-of-war over oil production quotas. tehran is throwing itself behind a plan to cap output and says it will do everything it can to stabilize the price of crude. "what is important is that, first of all, there is an excess supply on the market. secondly, iran will not give up its production share." but there is no word if they will stop there reduction a january levels. tehran had even a plan to expand out by half a million barrels. iran says it is not to blame for price volatility and says countries that can chew beaded to the oil glut should work to fix the problem. in nations that have previously
profited, like saudi arabia, to scale back production. daniel: the deadliest attack on u.s. soil since 9/11, shooting over a dozen people dead in california. the fbi is investigating and has demanded that apple hand over keys to the encrypted data, but the tech firm is resisting. repro: the judge's demand were clear. he said apple is legally obligated to help investigators gain access to the iphones used by the san bernardino shooter. u.s. authorities have not been able to bypass the security protocols. politicians are also putting pressure on apple. >> it has been consistent with apple's policy for quite some time to try to be as unhelpful to law enforcement as possible.
reporter: the u.s. justice department once apple to develop software to about investigators to bypass the security, but apple boss tim cook is worried that it could be used on other iphones once it is released. he made his position clear. "the government is asking us to hack our own users and to affect the security we have spent decades to help protect against hackers and criminals. one of the effects of they comply would be a major blow to consumer privacy. daniel: a sizable new order from air canada, buying thanks from a canadian manufacturer were $3.8 billion, but cold comfort for the sales of the medium range
airplanes that have been lagging. even a multibillion-dollar cash insertion from the government of québec was not enough for a turnaround. now, they are cutting 7000 jobs worldwide. the cuts will be in germany, canada, and the u.k. millions of people in south sudan are on the brink of starvation. food security is a big concern in the war-torn nations, and the world food program is doing what they can to help, but the lean season is around the corner. many fear international aid will not be enough. reporter: what they can do is wait. they are estimated among the two point 8 million people facing extreme hunger. many have turned to eating water lilies and scavenging to fill their stomachs. for the first time since fighting began, the world food program has managed to deliver food to this state.
the fighting has caused a famine. with the assistance from the world food program, we have food and a chance at peace. but the food assistance is only a stopgap solution. representatives say an unusually small harvest seems to worsen the situation on the ground. >> this year, we are going to see the lean period affect much area, and we are going to see many more people with acute hunger over time. reporter, for now, these people can look forward to a hot meal, but the u.n. warns some 40,000 are in urgent need of food assistance. daniel: and that is it for business news for now, but, brent, you have got some sports news for us. brent: thank you, daniel, and
roma has kicked off against madrid, and they have improved since the appointment of their coach. in january. they have one four out of five league matches under his stewardship, and they seem to be fired up. one player stormed out of a press conference after a journalist asked him if he needed to work harder scoring goals away from home. ouch. now to the berlin film festival. a documentary that reveals the murky world of cyber warfare from an award-winning director tells the story of a notorious computer virus. it is a cautionary tale for a world in which everything is controlled digitally and where every computer is at risk of attack.
reporter: a virus unlike any ever seen on computers around the world, a true life story. ex it affects any windows machine in the world. we had these organizations inside the united states in charge of the control facilities. what is going to happen? >> we did not know if there was a deadline that would turn off all the electricity plants around the world or start shutting things down. ask the u.s. and israel, who most certainly designed this, still refuse to acknowledge it. >> we knew it could have very dire consequences, and we were very worried about what it contained, the comparative speed we have to race at two each this ticking bomb. reporter: it was so sophisticated that when it did attack, it only had one target,
the iranian nuclear program, causing the centrifuges to spin out of control. a computer code that can do real physical harm, a new four of cyber warfare. >> it was a primitive blueprint for something that has gotten more complicated. those with the cyber weapons like the united states, israel, russia, china, tehran, having these all over the world, which are kind of cyber weapons waiting to be launched. reporter: sparking a race for digital weapons with a power to immobilize critical infrastructure. >> imagine if the mix at the water filtration plant to be changed, and instead of people to be nursed, they were poisoned. report: demanding the u.s. and other world programs lift the
veil on their cyber programs and 21st century warfare. brent: here is a look at the top story we are following for you. a car bomb has apparently killed 20 people in ankara near a military barracks, and a government spokesperson has called the blast an act of terrorism. you are watching "dw news" live from berlin." after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day.