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this is deja vu news live from berlin president donald trump visit south korea the second stop on his asian tour trump is looking to present a united front with seoul against north korea's nuclear threat but south korea's president has signaled he differs with trump's hardline approach we'll go live to seoul also coming up this glacier in alaska has raised the alarm over climate change experts and activists meeting in germany for the u.n. climate summit hope to hold its rapid melt rate but there are some you don't want them to succeed. and one hundred years ago today communists seized power in russia but why does the kremlin want to keep a lid on that revolutionary spirit did of you go to moscow to find out.
i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us that u.s. president donald trump has begun a visit to south korea that's dominated by tensions over north korea's nuclear program trump is holding talks with the south korean president mungy in that are expected to touch on trade as well as how to rein in pyongyang's nuclear ambitions the visit is being seen as an attempt to present a united front against north korea despite policy differences between the u.s. and the south it is the second stop of the u.s. president's five country tour of asia. and heartache is following the trump visit in seoul and he joins us from there what is expected to come out of these talks with jay and today. well as you said to me the president trump is trying to forge this united front and of course
that would have to include the main allies that the u.s. has in this region which are of course japan and south korea now things were a little bit easier in japan because the japanese government supports trump one hundred percent on their hardline approach on his hardline approach towards north korea. but here it's a little bit more complicated or a little bit more difficult because monday in has in the past taken a somewhat different approach towards north korea he's been someone who has wanted to or has called for dialogue and he wanted to address the issue or tackle the issue through the means of dialogue and he he has proposed such a dialogue to the north korean the leader kim jong un so on several occasions but he's always been shown the cold shoulder now in the run up to president from the visit here in south korea. south korea has tighten the screws a little bit on the on north korea that for the first time based bilateral
sanctions on the north and i guess you could see that as a gesture of goodwill if you if you want to towards trump that of course south korea doesn't want to work together with with the u.s. on this and on this threat because of course south korea relies very heavily for its security on the u.s. there are twenty eight thousand u.s. troops in the country and a significant amount of u.s. military hardware and president trump visited some of those troops earlier today when he went to camp humphreys which is the main garrison argues troops here in south korea for me question what about south koreans you know they have been living under the threat of north korea's nuclear program and long range missiles for decades what do they make of the u.s. president. south koreans are very divided when it comes to this and when it comes to their take. donald trump there are those who are saying he's doing exactly the right thing and you have to be
tough on north korea because that's the only thing that north korea will understand and they've tried for so long and south korea has tried for so long to you know to to to approach north korea with different means and with dialogue and what have you but it hasn't worked out it's only gotten worse so but on the other hand there are also a lot of people who are saying this kind of bellicose rhetoric that we've been hearing is making things a lot worse it's it's making the situation much more tense and that means much more dangerous also for south korea because you have to imagine we're here in seoul seoul is maybe fifty kilometers away from the north korean border it's well in range of regular conventional artillery that stationed right behind the border so you know people here they've been living with this for a long time that's right but they're also very worried when you know when someone comes in and you know puts out this kind of rhetoric that might just be the spark that that lets this powder keg explode in everyone's face to me all right so
divided opinions there boston now will be coming back to you for more in just a moment. on north korea and the u.s. have exchanged adverse stronger threats and insults but what would a potential conflict really look like. in this propaganda film war breaks out on the korean peninsula. north korean troops annihilate u.s. forces though the actual outcome of any new conflict here would likely be different there's little doubt that the carnage would be great. then there's the north's growing nuclear arsenal relations between the two countries reached a new low this year as north korea stepped up its nuclear program. five nuclear tests were followed by the detonation of a hydrogen bomb the regime is also developing long range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. and. its.
tension soared at the end of july when north korea launched a second intercontinental missile which it claimed could reach the u.s. mainland. under pressure from the united states the u.n. security council agreed to tougher sanctions on the regime. pyongyang valid to exact revenge on washington and trump ramped up the rhetoric north korea best not make it worth a read to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen a month later at the u.n. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the united states is ready willing and able. this mockery stung the north korean dictator kim jong un sent the
us president his first direct personal message branding trump a mentally deranged ordered when he would team with fire. north korea then up the stakes threatening to strike the pacific island of guam home to a strategic u.s. military base. in september the u.n. imposed yet another round of sanctions on north korea including caps on oil supplies washington hopes that will knock out the north's nuclear program the prospects for a diplomatic solution do not look good the escalating the north korean crisis will be the biggest challenge of donald trump's asian trip. let's go back to bus and heartache in seoul so bust an escalating rhetoric and also actions but at the same time the u.s. president has indicated he might be willing to meet kim jong un at some point is the trump kim meeting really a possibility. you know that's the kind of
ambiguous rhetoric that there were used to from donald trump really you know on the one hand he ridicules the north korean leader and on the other hand he invites a pretty hard but to be fair i mean at the moment there's no indication whatsoever that there much that there might be any that those talks might be forthcoming anytime soon on the contrary but relations seem as i see as they've ever been so i mean that would be quite something about would be like that could be the turning point that president said that this meeting could be but it's really not to be expected to me. heartache covering a downtimes visit to south korea today thank you very much. let's take a look now at some other stories making news around the world u.s. authorities say the man accused of shooting dead twenty six people at a church in texas was able to buy firearms because of an error by the u.s. air force. failed to add devon patrick kelly's criminal history to the federal
database used to conduct background checks kelly had received a domestic violence conviction while working for the air force in two thousand and twelve. gunmen have attacked a private television station in the afghan capital kabul a witness says the men entered the building of t.v. after an explosion at least one person is understood to have died in the attack is believed to be ongoing there is no immediate information on the identity of the gunmen it is the latest in a series of assaults on afghan workers and media saudi arabia has accused lebanon of declaring war against it because of aggression by the iran backed lebanese shiite group hezbollah the comments by saudi gulf affairs minister tamar al shaab on come amid a dramatic rise in tensions between saudi arabia and its longstanding regional rivals iran. the delegates from more than one hundred ninety countries have gathered in the german city of bonn for the u.n. climate summit they're looking at how to move ahead with the paris accord on
climate change in that debate alaska's ice fields have come into focus since two thousand and seven the famed mendenhall glacier has retreated more than six hundred meters scientists say that's evidence of the effects of global warming but pushback from local business leaders has shown the stark divide between environmental alarmists and their skeptics. alaska's juneau ice field spans nearly four thousand square kilometers of glacial wilderness. it's gordon's favorite place on earth. he heads here whenever he can. spectacular views await those who scale to the top but the ice is vanishing over time. and when i first came out here a long time ago. the isis price a couple hundred feet higher and it was just flat across i could ski to or crossed out here. to get here but now i have to ice climb to get out here and it's
completely changed. allen says each trip is different because of how rapidly the ice cover is changing. scientist aaron hood is also watching the changes the two encounter each other often and talk about the weather pathways and what's happening to the ice. aarons measurements indicate the height of the ice is dropping by about ten meters per year. meanwhile the white house is reducing funding for climate research aaron blames us president trump for making his research more difficult and for sowing doubt among americans about the existence of climate change they're convinced that donald trump can come in and cut back on regulations cut back on climate change research and that's going to somehow
stimulate the economy and you know that's very convincing to people that are you know need jobs and need to support their families. but the facts speak for themselves the mendenhall glacier alone receded by five hundred fifty meters from two thousand and seven to two thousand and fifteen there appears to be a lack of political will to reverse the trend. elsewhere in alaska people are banking on a new oil and gas boom under president obama offshore drilling was outlawed in large areas of the arctic that's now changing under trump. republican mead treadwell was a politician in alaska today he advises big companies he sees a golden age ahead for the state president trump has kept his promises to alaska to reverse obama's policy on energy to push exports to push infrastructure to push national security to reduce regulation we're seeing all those things happen. me
treadwell wants to convince us of the advantages of climate change and invites us to his home for him the melting of the ice in the arctic ocean is a good thing. the major advantage is that the arctic ocean is suddenly accessible for big tourist ships we will see the crystal serenity come around through the northwest passage again china has already begun to ship container ships across here russia which only had a european market for its siberian natural gas now can ship it to asia he says he'd like to see the whole environmental debate settle down. that way of thinking puzzles alan gordon. he wants to see fewer people and politicians turn a blind eye to the environment. for more on the effects of a global more warming we're joined by climate
researcher carl friedrich schweizer from climate analytics at the nonprofit climate policy institute and he is in bonn
for the u.n. meeting mr slicer thank you very much for joining us we saw in that report how a lot of americans believe that climate change is a hoax and that scientific findings haven't really been able to convince everyone that it is manmade so how clear is the evidence really. the evidence and climate change that it's manmade is absolutely clear is on every vocal that humans are causing this chain change and we see it all over the globe we see ice sheets melting the sea marine heat of a sea of unprecedented scale you see extreme events occurring that we have never had before the evidence is the evidence base for this statement is absolutely clear and there's no doubt from a scientific perspective on that so it's unequivocal you're saying and the u.n. is also reporting that two thousand and seventeen is on course to be one of the three hottest years on record it's also been a year of extreme weather as we've seen across the world the argument that climate skeptics
presents is that these are naturally occurring cycles is there a clear link between global warming and what we're experiencing. it depends on the
event that we're seeing for it some event types like for example heat waves or wildfires a direct link between man made climate change and these events occurrences is very clear and we see very high percentages of these events occurring just because of manmade climate change other events like for example tropical cyclones would also occur naturally by the impacts of climate change make them much more devastating as we see stronger hurricanes they are amplified if come if a more rain heavier flats and sea level rise makes the coastal flooding potential much more severe critic slicer researcher with climate analytics thank you very much for joining us on a program. you're watching d.w. news still to come russia is marking the one hundredth anniversary of the communist revolution led by lenin but russians today have very different ideas about how those events should be remembered and one finger in the future forget your credit card one shop just outside london is letting its customers pay with just
a fingerprint. first the fallout from the paradise papers monica there is more to tell you about that one sumi today's upshot too from the paradise papers data dump obtained from a by mutal law firm the new york times and the international consortium of investigative journalists shed lights on our poles tax avoidance contortions now when ireland announced it would crack down on tax loopholes in two thousand and thirteen apple shifted two of its irish subsidiaries to the channel island of jersey to take advantage of lower taxes there apple has reportedly avoided tens of billions of dollars in taxes by using overseas havens but the company insists its tax rangelands are perfectly legal and it pays twenty one percent corporate tax across the globe now than the paradise papers are also topping the agenda of the e.u. finance ministers meeting in brussels today they have to find ways how to react to
the latest data leak of financial documents that reveal how the world's rich and powerful hide their money in offshore accounts and in many cases they do so perfectly legally because of this trillions of euros are lost to the state in taxes the e.u. had long planned to crack down on tax havens but not everyone is on board because offering tax breaks is a lucrative business. when it comes to tax dodging nike ticks all the boxes the paradise papers have shone a light on a complex network that helps the sportswear giant issue taxes in europe. among its strategies over the years shifting money out of its european headquarters in the netherlands to bermuda where it paid zero tax the revelations have prompted potentially awkward questions about why storage fees didn't crack down on the practice. it's important to take action on tax evasion but i still need to
examine the exact details in the document. the leaks have sparked some soul searching among e.u. leaders too as they face the fact that multinationals on the super rich have been able to avoid paying vast quantities of tax in europe without even breaking the law in paradise the paradise papers as i've understood it focused heavily on legal structures that facilitates tax evasion that means we need to tackle it and we intend to do so. sharp words but will they be matched with action the european commission estimates that the bloc could be losing up to a trillion euros a year to tax dodging failure to act could therefore prove a cost too high to bear. oh no the dollar trump is currently on a twelve day tour through asia and the us president's visit to japan has not done
any damage to equity markets there tokyo's nikkei index jumped by almost one and a three quarter percent the nikkei gained three hundred eighty nine points on tuesday trading highest level in twenty five years analysts say fewer concerns about geopolitical risks and good earnings reports pushed shares higher earlier there was a concern that the arrival of u.s. president trump might upset markets because of tensions with north korea. now for some market analysis let's bring in daniel cole police standing by for us at the frankfurt stock exchange hello dan how trade is there explaining the strong nikkei. you know what a rally off the neck out was just checking the chart monica and pretty much since june we have seen the nikkei going up and going up.