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very an ember hit me and four is the largest contingents forest area in central europe german and czech conservationists have found an issue both countries agree on. a. couple bad came here with the intention of doing research on black grouse hazel grouse and would grouse the shy birds live in the national parks on both sides of the check but they're in border. but it's not hard overnight so powerful won't be able to find any of the birds tracks with. these species are disappearing from commercial woodland but here in this forest they're doing fine we want to find out how many of these birds there are and where they're located we work with them before the. war. the two national parks are working on a joint project that will do exactly that in fact both parks cooperate closely on these kinds of efforts and no one represents that spirit of cooperation better than
biologist pavol better he works for both parks. together the parks make up the largest primeval forest area in central europe. human shaped the landscape for a long time now it's nature again and that attracts numerous visitors. to. the park agencies also cooperate on book publications most are available with texts him both german and check. as the man responsible for this is powerful who been a director of the national park party faced a lot of opposition. to the war.
when you. both national parks and both directors are working toward the same goal that. we want these parks to develop together with the same conservation policies. and we both have similar ideas on how to do that. in appreciation of his cooperation the european union has provided subsidies totaling more than six million euros over the last two years. that money is also welcomed by the bavarian national park administration. director finance libels says this kind of cooperation shows that european nations can work well together. he explains why the program works. i think we talk to each other a lot and we trust each other. we try to find things that we have in common and then we put projects together can and sometimes we just sit around in the evening
and discuss things over a beer and then for all on the suits and look at a room. you move much mostly they're honest people and they tell it like it is. they don't pull any punches. but our discussions are always very pleasant. communication is good. and when it comes to. real change john winter fairytale. bumps powerful bench who says both signs will have to work hard to make sure things stay that way in the years to come. back here in germany political leaders have hammered out a deal that could pave the way for a new government chose only marigolds conservatives and the social democrats led by martin schultz negotiated through the night to come up with a blueprint for formal coalition talks it could bring an end to the stalemate that
has left germany without a new government since the election more than one hundred years ago. sorry years yeah. sorry to tell your political correspondent character from is here making sure i don't say that if you say you don't like it exactly because we just heard also from the european commission president john cloud younger who welcomed the deal he's very happy with the terms of the substance has germany been absent from europe while it was dealing with this political instability well certainly it demi has not been in a position to really say future policy but germany is taking over both domestically and at the european level and that's also what the government has been adamant about throughout but there's a lot of deadlines coming up by this summit. the european union wants to discuss its new budget and that of course is the benchmark decision making process where you don't hold your car once to see a strong germany a germany that knows what it once where it's heading and of course being true
european who also believes in the united states of europe wants to see germany reach out to him on my call the french president who laid out his vision of a united europe we saw a kind of response from martin short saying he would even want to put a deadline on whether states are in or out by twenty twenty five whether they are really up for closer integration. machall still having a lot of the basically between the conservative camp of a conservative party and a more centrist approach on europe on how much united europe should be and how much subsidiarity there should be a lot of that thought because i think we have a sound bite firm mr schultz who talked about the e.u. we're just in that press conference after those talks let's take a listen i think we can safely state the europe chapter is really. a new start for europe i think that when the new german
government is formed a strong role that germany must play in europe will be taken on by germany again and it's a response to proposals that are being made in paris and brussels from the commission you know we become they want to ensure that the economic and political power of germany is asserted to make europe the major project that it should be. based on the challenges facing this in the world because a strong europe is very much in the interest of germany and we all agreed on this we negotiated these issues very quickly but i think we were able to see quite quickly that this is a wish that we all have. they agreed on everything basically about the vision of germany's role in europe how much truth is there to that argument do they see eye to eye on everything to do with the well let's put it this way not no not on everything but in principle they agree that europe what is good for europe is good
for germany and germany is an integra part of europe and unthinkable separate from that so you don't have a kind of nigel farage kind of personality here in germany really pushing that issue and even the alternative for germany is kind of backed off on that and is heading more for the migration issue but europe has also become the first chapter of this agreement this is to highlight how important it is. of course is as former president of the european parliament feels particularly comfortable with that issue of talking about europe and german chancellor angela merkel coming out of these very tough talks also said that there would be depart to new starting point on european policy now that would certainly mean and we see it here competitiveness that's what the c.d.u. often stands for and you really have the business interests here at heart but also solidarity and that's very much a message to the core of social democrats support is something they can also. associate something with which for them is not really such a lofty issue because otherwise you have all these lofty visions being at every day
and without breaking it down into concrete terms and that's the big question now it always is money in the end isn't it how will germany react in leading up to those the budget negotiations when it comes to putting your money where your mouth is we're still here with a verbal fed well let's talk about the chancellor of course it was interesting in brussels it's almost like everything was on hold just waiting for her to be able to form hopefully this government did she sit out some of the most important kind of issues to focus her attention on internal politics while it was pretty clear i mean as you can questions that weren't asked at the last you summit because there was a recognition that germany really wasn't in the game as much as it normally is. there's a strong belief here in germany that chancellor machall is what makes germany so stable now germans have watched for three months now germany pretty much taking over here and the longer this process draws out the longer there will also be a creeping suspicion that germany might be stable even without german chancellor
angela merkel because you know if the economy is doing really well but but no doubt a brussels european states would really be in a state of shock if there was some kind of change at the at the top of dummy and that's what we could potentially face because in the end i just remind ourselves the grassroots social democrats will get to vote on whatever comes out of these potential coalition international perspective political leaders around the world while not around her in in europe are breathing a sigh of relief absolutely and you know sometimes i'm the mother she's the longest serving head of a government here in europe and they certainly don't want to lose her as some want to engage we're going to continue that conversation i feel in the next couple of hours thank you so much mcculloch a friend thank you for spending this part of your day with us we'll be back at the top of the hour. gue.
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a new government after marathon all night talks chancellor merkel's conservatives and the social democrats are gree on a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations it could bring an end to the stalemate that has left germany without a new government since the election last september and also coming up trumps in trouble again this time using shocking comments to bash immigrants in the oval office in a profound of the least remark the us president is reported to have insulted haiti all salvador and several african countries and outrage in pakistan the brutal kidnapping rape and murder of an eight year old girl has prompted an outpouring of or and anger in the street. of pakistan thousands rally in protest at what bay see as the slow reaction of the police.
thank you very much for your company german political leaders have hammered out a deal that could pave the way for a new government chancellor angela merkel's conservatives and the social democrats led by martin short snicko shaded throughout the night to come up with a blueprint for form a coalition talks on michael says he's optimistic that the deal could end the stalemate that has left germany without a new government since the election more than one hundred days ago. are due to his political correspondent rupert of all is in berlin he's actually at the border start covering the latest events for is there rupert there's a blueprint what have they agreed on broadly. we look at these twenty eight pages here bitch this is the agreement the conservative bloc of anglo-american lands of social democrats are for it we don't. want one thing points
out very much it is an agreement they all three say is contains an awful for all of them so the social democrats are the ones that say oh there's quite a lot of social welfare in there of the christian democrats point out that taxes are not being raised on the seas you says well week we have found a solution for refugee a policy but if you look at it more closely we find out that it that exactly the conservatives are i'm glad to have managed to push through their key issues on the social democrats didn't all right now give us a sense of what's going to happen next now. well today the party bodies are going to discuss this agreement next up the parliamentary parties that's the reason why we are here at the bundestag they're going to meet here but in the next hour. then. the very decisive thing is going
to be how the social democrats are going to decide and the social democrats want to pull in the rank and file they're going to hold a party conference sunday next week and the criticism against disagreement is already being voiced with from the party left and so this is some sort of a black box nobody really knows how this party conference is going to decide and they are the ones who really have to decide if these social democrats really want to enter a formal coalition talks with uncle americal and her comes over to brooke so they've got their work cut out for them what's the mood like there in the bundestag right now where you are. while the meetings haven't started yet but we can say that the mood within the conservatives is a mood of. thank god we have made it thank god we have pushed through some of our key issues on the move within the social democrats is that let's wait and see what our party members are going to say there's quite a lot of reluctance within the social democrats which is quite understandable the
social democrats have seen the worst election result of the last elections and that coming out of a grand coalition with angela merkel so there's quite a lot of reluctance there and now much ensure that the social democrat leader house to sell his party this twenty eight pages as a success although he didn't manage to push through his key issues oh i took a bit of all thank you for your continued coverage you know work. art let's take a look now at some of the key policy agreements the two sides have pushed through well focused on three first a ten billion a year zero tax cut by twenty twenty one involving a tax that started in one thousand nine hundred to support poor eastern states a migration cap limiting asylum seeking migrants to around two hundred thousand a year and strengthening the european cohesion germany will pay more to support the
e.u. and take a leading role on issues like climate change. political correspondent is here to a laboratory to a little bit on these decisions that were made these three points that we're focusing on are right now let's talk about the tax relief how well is that going to go down with the constituents i think at particular point about having this so-called solidarity tax that was introduced off to reunification to basically bolster the eastern states about ninety percent of taxpayers could see some relief that this was seen as pretty much outdated anyway so also increasing payments for children like there's this kind of. an increase in payments for having children at the same time this is no huge change i mean this isn't really this is not a systemic change and that's really what this issue democrats were looking for and that's what the grassroots will also be looking for here in this i don't know what
you do want to work for the down the list no i want i want to get to the britain butter issues what do germans really care about are these three points that were filing highlighting right now is that what they care about migration this tax relief and more spending in the is that what they want yeah i mean on the bread and butter issues it was very important for the social democrats to see some kind of social justice issue come across here and i do said rufus assessment i don't really see the big kind of project in here there's relief here and there are bits and bobs and actually giving back to people that's also something where it's interesting to see which channels they they've used for this particular with payments for children but also investment in social infrastructure schools more money for if a care of the elderly this which suddenly popped up as an issue in the last election campaign people care a lot about migration this is a very contentious issue here in germany this is the one issue that the far right of center for germany was basically rose up on during the past election campaign
that we saw that brought it that swept into the german parliament and to. you reach a kind of upper limit that really is the social democrats giving ground there because it doesn't doesn't really answer the question what happens with the maximum limit that we see in this paper is true in twenty thousand ok what's happened to two hundred twenty thousand plus one what happens to the person who is the plus one . that is completely unresolved so there's that kind of academic figures hanging in the air what's very interesting is that there was agreement on extending what essentially is the suspension of people with less asylum safe just being able to bring their relatives here to germany that is pretty much suspended but the concession that was made towards the social democrats is to say that for to particular on humanitarian grounds up to one thousand people can come among so that's a total of twelve thousand and germany said juggling a lot of numbers that so yes it's a very mixed on europe you can see these parties in principle really aren't that far apart that there isn't so much debate or that take that take the extended hand
of a mano a mano call there that we see that the social democrats get there was a thing of actually investment in infrastructure that they want a new contract that we want to push this project ahead with with frons at the same time the conservatives have ensured wording in here that risk and actually standing in for debt should still be connected yeah if you take risk as a state so that's something that was particularly important to honor them ackles c.d.u. party so i think it's still a very mixed issue here the big trophy that will have to bring to his party base i'm still kind of wondering what that's going to be in the end you'll find out pretty soon thank you so much for killer cafe for analysis. now some market reactions to the breakthrough in berlin. markets largely unimpressed the euro made a bit of a jump let's go straight over to daniel copeland standing by in frankfurt.
investors relieved today. oh yeah i can tell you is that for sure that investors were relieved i was talking to a trader this morning at eight am when i was coming to the stock exchange by that time it was not clear if those. talks would be a success or not but i guess you can see it very well in the background when the news was breaking that everything seems to be on the track the blue chip index docs was making a jump we are after right now with a quarter percent and you mentioned the strong euro also was the three year record high reaching one twenty one. talks are one reason it really seems that other european countries and other european leaders are also very relieved that now they can also really count again on germany when it comes to a future negotiations on the other hand we are also getting word from the european
central bank here and frank for that maybe there is going to be a stop off the bond purchasing program happening in the fall this year so this is also getting the euro a boost today here. also first details have emerged of what that possible coalition would have planned for the next four years what is interesting there from a business perspective. well actually i want to share with you a comment that was just released some minutes ago from the german trade and commerce chamber because of course as i mentioned businesses and also investors are relieved that we are hearing from the head off the commerce chamber and they're actually also a little bit disappointed that for example when it comes regarding to taxes they are really hoping for a tax reform and then it seems to be that also with this new grand coalition this
is most likely not going to be the case very interesting from the business perspective it's also a comment made by angle america that most likely we are going to have more money invested into chill infrastructure no higher taxes so yeah those are just some of the aspect that are interesting from the business perspective. down here coping frankfurt thank you. a fresh outbreak of african swine fever has spread into europe and is threatening livestock wild boars a common sight in many european forest areas and help spread the disease governments are telling hunters to shoot them on sides the latest almost outbreak appears to have begun in russia sorties in neighboring bella roast than some imports of russian pork products but viruses don't respect national borders so the disease is making its way into the heart of europe it already has crossed into the baltic states and poland went over thousands of cases have already been reported this is why the european commission is backing
a car of wild boars it's also warning people to be careful with food waste that could contain the highly contagious disease it was first recorded in africa a century ago and the name since then it spread around the world and while it doesn't affect humans it's almost always deadly to pigs drug companies have been trying to develop a vaccine so far without success african swine fever could end up costing european governments millions while the financial damage to farmers can already be felt as our report shows. the un being on skee has been raising pigs for decades he still can't believe they're all gone now some dead wild boar were found near his farm it turns out they were infected with african swine fever in response authorities ordered that all farm pigs in a radius of fifty kilometers be called.
look she helli they came in made a list instead of weighing the pigs they made a rough estimate of their weight and they said all of them had to be killed and disposed of. an insurance policy for animal diseases paid only a fraction of the pigs value to the burnouts keys. six months later they're still not allowed to buy any new pics. now of the. young to retire actually and now we just take in stay as it comes out of i'm going to receive the money from our insurance but it was almost nothing. the entire region eastern poland near the village of road need ski has been under quarantine from months due to african swine fever and does not incite many farmers here had large herds but now the animals are all dead. no one here thinks the industry can ever recover from this blow villagers are even afraid to keep
a pig for their own needs something that used to be commonplace here. even keeping only one pig poses a risk that can infect large groups of pigs like three hundred. the african swine fever is being spread primarily by wild boar which have been infected with the virus the disease is always deadly for the animals there's no medicine to fight the illness the river vistula forms a natural barrier to the spread of the disease but in december of twenty seventeen infected boar were found on the west side of the river now there's a danger that the virus could spread to germany. i saw warning signs but i don't know if they're true i haven't seen any dead animals. the dead boers are just a pretense someone is trying to ruin the polish farmers have been used. before the . younger nazi doesn't believe in such conspiracy theories he's hoping that by the
spring his lucrative business will be back on track. social network facebook has announced a major overhaul to its news feed that will prioritize post by friends and family over unpaid posts by companies and media organizations the site hopes to stop businesses from quote crowding out personal moments for its uses facebook says companies using pages to promote content will likely see a decrease in reach video watch time and referral traffic as a result facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has said the changes should make people spend less time on facebook but that the time spent will be more valuable the company is responding to a growing tired of criticism about its role in society. now while some governments in asia are planning to ban cryptocurrency use the bitcoin craze has now achieved pop culture status japan's virtual currency goals for form their first concert in
tokyo today each member of the band represents a different crypto currency which you believe in such as the bitcoin theory i'm already told in keeping with the theme payments for the group merchandise will only be accepted in virtual currency of course debut song once against for jill and operators and urges people to keep their online security tight. and it's all from the business desk back to level four more world news they have so much greatly appreciated when i say you know what some of the other stories making news around the world in japan more than four hundred people were stranded on a train overnight after heavy snow the train got stuck some three hundred kilometers northwest of tokyo officials decided against evacuating passengers until daybreak some parts of northern japan have seen ten times the average snowfall this winter. saudi arabia's first car show geared to women drivers has opened at a shopping mall in the city of jeddah the exhibit is taking place just months after
king solomon ordered an end to the country's ban on women driving saudi women are due to take to the roads in june. u.s. president donald trump has canceled a trip to london next month to open the new us embassy there trunk tweeted that he's not a fan of the new embassy which he said wrongly was a bad deal made by his predecessor barack obama secretary of state rex tillerson will go in his place. and say would president trump is also come under fire after reportedly insulting haiti salvador and several african nations in an outburst trump is set to have asked why are we having all these people from blank expletive countries come here well according to the washington post a newspaper the president became frustrated during talks on migration lawmakers are trying to put together a reform package that includes protection for the children of un documented
migrants you know. in pakistan the brutal kidnapping rape and murder of an eight year old girl has sparked an outpouring of horror an anger in the streets thousands rallied and two protesters have died in clashes with police is the twelfth child to be sexually assaulted and killed in the same area over the past year with the killer still at large demonstrators accuse police of being too slow to act. boils over at the death of another little girl and investigators failure to find out who killed her occurred much as through the tone of cars who are targeting the local police station officers opened fire and chaos ensues. protesters attempt to carry away the injured. the girls' families raised over the police response to the protests. seen ups father told d.w. that he wants justice for his daughter. we demand that the government take steps
to ensure the safety and protection of all ghettos in this country. i'd also like to appeal to the army chief and the chief justice that steps be taken to avoid such tragedies like those taken in many army counter-terrorism operations. this is a community in grief and saudi vanished on her way to a qur'an clus last week. this is the last image of her alive and a new one man leading her away holding her hand. police discovered her body on this trash heap on tuesday saying i was believed to have been raped several times and then strangled to death her family wants a photo investigation. not the murderer be arrested a life the police should look to lift the burden from themselves by killing some innocent person and then seeing no you have justice. the law or high court chief
justice has ordered the police to take swift action in this case but with residents furious at what they see as a failure to properly investigate previous abductions there could well be more protests to come. ninety different countries are said to take part at the winter olympics and chang in february including plenty that you might not immediately associate with sports like skiing or ice hockey in taiwan one twenty three year old loser is hoping that the upcoming games will help winter sports win some local popularity yen tayo and faces unusual challenges for a loser namely wrote traffic. the winter olympian trains on wheels rather than blades and on the road rather than the run the time when he's climate isn't exactly conducive to excellence in winter sports but is unpaid by his
disciplines local obscurity it was shown as you know cicadas and i hope that the sport can be carried on and that taiwan can have people participating in each winter olympics hopefully more and more people. there's a lot more to lose than just lying down manly and he's keen to improve the disciplines profile in taiwan where winter events in general receive fairly little attention he believes that winter sports can establish themselves even in this unusual climate. he might be one of the few taiwanese athletes to have qualified for pyong chang. but if he gets his way there will be plenty of his countryman following in his tracks in the future. for some soccer news now the second half of the bundesliga season kicks off on friday night and the opening match sees live of course and face runaway leaders byron munich leverkusen are in fourth place and locked in a fierce battle for a champions league spot their fans will be hoping the home side can trip up the
might have a variance and a certain youngster from jamaica could be just a player to cause an upset. he's only twenty but is career is taking off their past the bailey has joined the young guns of late because and after a slow start with the club his speed and his goals have made the jamaican one of their most standout players quit sometimes it's of on nights in his short appearances it wasn't like everyone was shouting herrera but he didn't give up which is a really important quality he kept believing in his chance and worked on it he was always a total team player who puts himself at the service of the team in spite of all the public attention he gets. to new stuff i thought since he stood. still the winger from kingston hasn't had an easy path to the world's top leagues. as a teenager bailey played in four different european countries. that was after
leaving his homeland with two friends at the tender age of thirteen. we didn't have so much money we had to live on a budget sometimes we would have bread. for breakfast lunch and dinner just to. just know that. because we had a dream from we were very young he said his ultimate aim is to play in the premier league but before then daley wants to make it into the champions league with laver coups and more immediately to extend his team's twelve game unbeaten streak in the bundesliga by defeating buy in munich on friday night. all right for more on the way because in buying match and the second half of the bundesliga season i'm joined now by tom donnelly from the boys as good to see you tom now leon bailey has impressed everyone but he can't do it by himself no certainly not but fortunately for him he's got a very good set of players alongside it up front with him is kevin folland who scored as many goes this season in the bundesliga as any other german player and
luckily for both of them they've got a brilliant coach now this is high go had its first full season as coach and they've accusing. and what he's done really well is to learn from his predecessor's mistakes last year laver accusing were very loudly slightly over ambitious basically and they put themselves under a lot of pressure and when things started to go wrong they fell apart very quickly this year heiko hellish has brought a bit more humility back to the club they've been doing some quiet hard work and really reaping the rewards all right well let's talk about buying munich because their top striker. is out because of a minor injury who's going to step up that is going to be brand new signing sandra wagner who has just joined in the winter break for thirteen million euros from hoffenheim it's the first time actually that by and have really had a replacement for eleven. for quite a long time they've been suffering whenever. he's been out injured they haven't really had somebody who can come into the team and do what he does now there's
a lot of pressure on sandra wagner to do what levon those guys because there aren't many players who can do it live and also he does wagner knows the club he came through the ranks at by and. he has been away for a long time those ten years since he left and he's thirty years old now so there are some people who have been you know doubting whether this was the right movies or prove them wrong straight away i don't have an eleven point lead is anybody going to catch up to them what eleven point lead that's an enormous cousin i mean it's going to be incredibly difficult and to be honest i'm very uncontroversially i'm going to say probably no they can't because they're just too far ahead in terms of sport that in terms of the quality of their players they're up you know they really are without competition basically in the news media they had a bit of a bad patch at the start of the season but since they got rid of college i should not see your prank is back and yeah they they cleared up very quickly and very convincing me and i don't think there's much to suggest that they're going to fold boring let's look at the bottom half of the table because that's where the nitty gritty and the and the fights will be taking place yeah that's right what i mean
cologne slightly boring this season they're so far just at the bottom of the table it must be a desperate time for their fans but you know they've had a winter break and they're coming back now this weekend their first game is the rhine dalby against mention. i think we should try before we go into that very confidently because they've been performing quite well this season and cologne you know as i said well mas of the price and there's also shot against lots if this weekend that's definitely a highlight shocker of how to pretty and start to the season and lots of bet you know that to various acting teams. that's one i'm definitely going to watch and it's aren't good stuff less to watch this weekend thank you so much tom going to hear from our sources greatly appreciate it. and before i let you go want to remind you of our top stories right now. german chancellor anglo-american conservatism the social democrats have agreed on a blueprint for a formal coalition to go she says the agreement could pave the way for detailed negotiations to end the stalemate that is the germany without a new government since the election last september plus u.s.
president donald trump has come under fire for reportedly using vulgar language while taking part in talks on immigration he said to have insulted haiti el salvador and several african countries. on little rock n roll and thank you so much for spending this part of your day with us the news continues at the top of the hour. for. the.
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alone a very warm welcome indeed to quadriga coming to you from the house of ellen and this week the focus is on u.s. president donald trump he was of course sworn into office last january and. will shortly complete one here in the white house after what has been a truly helter-skelter first twelve months featuring nonstop running battles with his critics his enemies and even his allies now a new book fire and fury by journalist michael wolff portrays a president and a white house that have both it seems out of kilter so our question this week on quadriga is trump's first year beyond all reason question mark and his stance that question i'm joined here in the studio by three excellent observers and analysts beginning with matthew carney make the chief europe correspondent out of politico and matthew argues that it might be tempting to dismiss donald trump as
a clown without a coherent agenda but that he says would be a mistake also with us is christiane of my own very familiar face from german t.v. a r d network she believes crazy or not trump is divisive and destructive but worse still of the people who are letting him get away with it she says to smiles to found a warm welcome to turn as our bright opinion editor with me go to newspaper and a contributing writer for the new york times and a sense u.s. foreign policy under trump is not beyond reason and it's probably not really trumps only foreign policy. interesting you know i look forward to talking about that but first of all on a let's talk about this book fire and fury from michael wolff about goings on in the white house about the president you as somebody who is sort of a keen student of u.s. politics i'm eager to hear what you have to say about this book well it's entertaining and a terrible way as the whole trump president and i think that's what struck me most
is that you read it and you want to go on reading it because it's like a really at entertaining piece of journalism and then you have to tell yourself well this may not be the full reality but it's sort of an important part of it so we shouldn't laugh. laugh and that's what we have to remind ourselves all the time when talking about trump is that we should not laugh about him too much this is serious christiane i'm are you to are who you are you have an eagle eye on american politics you were a correspondent in washington for for most atheists as almost eight years what do you make of the book you know i think before is it journalism it's probably both i think it confirms our worst fears i mean the actual situation in the white house is probably as described in the book maybe it's an accurate in some parts but it is as my colleague said entertaining but in a bad ways like an accident you can't look away you know if you keep reading it's. really amazing how adaptable human beings are we thought when from took office that
this is totally impossible and we a shocked and disgusted and whatever else and now they think it's an entertaining very sad and you know more destructive situation not normal i would go that far i would however go yeah. matthew carney what do you make of it all i mean what was the what for you when you read the book as much as you have read what is the most worrying revelation from the book i think i've you know i would say that there's any one thing that's particularly worrying i think that reading the book is a almost a guilty pleasure number one because i think for many of us it confirms as christiane said our work our worst fears other i don't think that they really needed to be confirmed because they're confirmed every day on twitter and elsewhere so i think it's further confirmation really of what we already knew that said i think that there are serious questions about the veracity of much of what is in the
book and some people say well even if only twenty percent of what michael wolff is written here is true that's still horrendous which is certainly true but when you do not use what you say horrendous i've got you know one new. one line that leapt out at me trump won't read anything not a one page memo not a brief not the brief policy papers nothing. at all that's probably not true i think that that he will read one page memo you know he this is a person though who went around boasting that he got through college without opening a textbook so you know and it's also worth remembering that the people who are his base they're not going to be reading this book number one and their only real sort of perception of the book will probably be on fox news where the book is being you know shredded day in and day out and you know michael wolff sort of castigated as this charlatan so i don't think that in terms of his base it's going to hurt him
very much the people who read the book they've sold a million copies already apparently are the people who already hate trump and they're going to hate him even more oil if that's not it's not going to be a game changer it's not it's not going to be a significant blow to the president's standing no in the media no because i think that they've already been fairly successful in discrediting the book because there are factual errors in it and this is sort of a classic tactic he gets a lot of small things wrong he has written the book in a style that is i think for a journalist somewhat dangerous because he's trying to recreate conversations and it's written you know almost like a thriller in that or or a novel and these are conversations that he didn't witness firsthand so that's always always problematic and there are a number of cases that have been pointed out where there are actual factual errors and that undermines the book and that's why i say it's it is you know it's fun to read but i think you have to take everything in it with a grain of what am i right in saying that it has nevertheless got under the president's skin and i go yeah i would say yes and i don't agree it will probably
not end the presidency but i disagree in one point i think some of the some of the people of his base will read it because we have seen a little change there i mean there are people now in the social networks you can follow who say the. well i voted for him but that is not exactly what i wanted in the end so i think it will add to the what is the discredit taishan of the president in a way. but it will not end his presidency so it will have an influence on any case and on the one final comment i mean i'm interested because we haven't mentioned it yet i mean the remarkable thing that we have the u.s. president coming out and not not saying ok that book is out there i mean nor good because it's not true it's fake it's lies from his perspective becoming out and actually defending his own mental health strange times we live in yes i mean that was a very strange moment maybe one of the strangest moments in this presidency full of strange moments and it shows how we do you have
a personality in the oval office and. that is very very sound but that makes the book even more problematic because in being that entertaining in showing how his marriage works and had great you know time story about how he spends his day drinking coke zero and watching the television these are all facts that blur the full picture that he's actually a pretty effective president. let's talk about the pretty effective president matthew certainly it is a true unverifiable fact that he's going to have been he's going to be marking one year in office very shortly we know that much what's your verdict do you agree with a lot it is that he's a very effective president yes definitely and i think part of the strategy is to put this picture of complete chaos out there he's sort of. presented the presidency as this kind of reality show we're now seeing in response to the book actually to
show that he is a serious person that he can read and so forth we're seeing the cabinet meetings being televised in part in this type of thing but you know this is one aspect of what's going on this is sort of the public picture and then behind the scenes his people are systematically undoing decades of regulation in the united states number one if you look at what's happened at the environmental protection agency for example it's basically being dismantled they've allowed for example drilling on both the atlantic and the pacific coast so we're talking about millions of hectors of c. that will be open potentially to drilling in the coming years it's things like this that i think really will have an impact in in the long term and the other big area is is the court where he inherited more vacancies more judicial vacancies than any other president i believe in the history of the country in the significance of this
is that he will get to nominate now more than one hundred i think it's one hundred fifty federal judges potentially in the coming years and these are people who serve out life terms which means that long after trump has left office you will have judges there sitting on the federal bench who will be making really important decisions and this also includes the supreme court he's already nominated and had approved one justice and more likely to follow given the sort of age dynamic on the supreme court so i think that he already has been very effective in this regard it hasn't gotten as much attention because of the tweets because of this whole sideshow do we have seen that you have the same problem is it all it's a smokescreen a war. i mean i would just say one more word on that i do think that he's very vain and i think this is the problem and you know he has to respond to everything but i think that there are people in the background that we don't hear so much from that are really pushing i don't know if it's his agenda but they're pushing a very conservative republican agenda behind the scenes and it's having him and
a very coherent and a to this and take the whole tax suggestion that i wasn't going to mention or at the tax reform too because i mean that's something that's going to have a very long to yes it's going to have a very long term effect and it's going to if it if it stays in place it's going to affect the middle class in ways that. make those problems worse and the socio economic problems that have brought trump into office so i think there are long term effects that we kind of ignore when we talk about coherence incoherence is not such a thing trump ism there might be but the in-car and. also that for example the republicans never wanted a huge deficit now trump comes along with this tax reform and the deficit is going to believe and out of control tricky deficit sounding so is totally inconsistent and at the same time the republican agenda is going to be pushed through as you said on practically every level no matter what and i think to say something
critical about ourselves the press i mean all this destruction does this. tweeting parks you know he's going to really hurt a country by doing these things and people have not really realize what is happening because everybody is going on about how crazy is all the time and that makes him a lot less crazy than people think. and none of you have mentioned so far at least i think it's true to say that the washington post has this trump strongest selling point the economy. well the economy is doing well it was doing well before and of course trump will take credit for everything he takes credit for you know every time the dow jones breaks a new record he sends out you know tweet advertising that. the economy is doing well and i think it will have to continue to do well for him to be reelected because people run out of reasons to vote for him and i think that in
a couple years time when he faces reelection he's going to really need to show number one a strong economy and a lot of progress on these other things that that he promised including the wall in a lot of the symbolic things and he has made progress there too though i mean if we haven't talked about to roost and certain other promises that he made and these are again the things that matter to his base even for people who don't like him and i think depending on what the choice is a lot of people will hold their nose and say i really don't like him i don't think he's a good person even but he's better than the alternative and he's doing a lot of what i want and this is especially true for the christian base the conservative christian base for whom these judges because of the decisions they make on issues like abortion and a lot of other social matters gay marriage and so forth that's extremely important ok we talk about donald trump the man we found some first impressions on his record we haven't talked enough about foreign policy matthews become to mention it let's
get some impressions first of all of what's been going on in the foreign policy field and then we'll continue the conversation. trumps foreign policy is driven by un compromising egotism america and trump first as his motto he wants to build a two thousand mile long wall along the border with mexico and withdraw from international trade agreements. his plans to totally and completely stop muslims from entering the u.s. have also caused outrage the complete immigration ban has been prevented in the courts. from started a war of words with north korean dictator kim jong il and then he even seems to consider nuclear war to be a viable strategic option. and with his unilateral decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel trump broke with diplomatic conventions stirring up anger in the arab world and beyond. both his allies and opponents are baffled by his foreign policy decisions how dangerous is this president. ok
concern of mine attack up our question how dangerous is donald trump a dangerous president who needs to be on the lookout i don't have an answer to that because no one hundred dollars i mean he's definitely an erratic person and we don't really know if he has a plan and what that plan could possibly be i mean even his secretary of state is more or less unknown person when it comes to that and we know that she dismantled a lot of his his old stuff and that we don't even have an ambassador in germany one year after trump took office i mean it's weird and it's inconsistent and nobody knows what comes next and he's i don't. see a foreign policy bully. well clearly i think we have seen that in the kind of threats that he's made towards north korea towards mexico china you name it i mean this is just his his style and some people would argue well it has been affected in
certain instances but he would in so far you have only on your career there's been something of a full in the last week or so the last several days in relations between north and south korea trump says it's because i threw my wife's around because i was uncompromising well this i believe that there might be something to that if that's really in the interest of the united states is another is another question because it appears that north korea is really trying to kind of create a a wedge between seoul and washington here by cozying up to the south koreans well we'll see we'll see if that works but you know at the end of the day it's been very disruptive and this is something that he wanted to achieve these type of disruptions been very disruptive in particular i would argue to the transatlantic relationship with his criticism of nato and even though he hasn't really followed through on many of the threats that he's made it has caused many people in europe to question the united states' commitment to europe to the nato alliance and
it's very problematic i would say for people in europe especially in western europe who support the transatlantic relationship and want it to continue because you have a lot of which is most people and you know just maybe most people but you have mainstream people also in germany and in the s.p.d. in the social democratic party for example saying you know we really need to rethink this whole relationship and look at our options and put wind in the sails i would say to people who might have been a little bit skeptical of the relationship with america to begin with out of this is one of your special fields. i'd like to say. as much as i agree that he's erratic in the foreign policy area too we do see continuity is and we do see a lot of course here and the ideology behind it is very coherent and it has been put out and they are only in the presidency by herman mcmaster and gary cohen an op ed for the washington post saying that. if.
portraying the world as an arena of competing actors and they have been going on with that they have been looking at the world like that ever since and it also shows in the national security strategy that was just released and young enough last year and this is how he looks at europe too and this is why we also see some continuity. for example when when it comes to eastern europe he's been very supportive. towards eastern europe against russia and he has let some of the policies we've seen with the previous administrations in place reinforcing troops and in troops to to poland the whole energy policy were european or us economic interests in selling. gas come together with a. political interest and this is all very coherent and like a bloc. we don't like it germany doesn't like it it doesn't like that sort of
hyper realistic policies based on national interests but that's what it is and is it his policy yes or is it the policy of coherence off the generals who are actually there interested as to the point i was making. is that as long as they get him to to hold this i'm lying with this policy and they get him to do that most of the time i think we can still say that it's pretty clear here and i think we're looking at yeah but i think they i mean you know that they they say they have to babysit him basically and make sure that he doesn't and do anything really supposed to but so is a trump coherency or is it actually the sort of the knowledge of people who have been around for a long time in foreign policy and who know all the game is played and you know they they might more or less listen to him a little bit and what he wants but at the same time they. pretty much do what has
always been done with maybe a little shift to it's and europe yes but all in all i would say if it was his policy it would be core haven't at all i think it's just they just keep it from from totally ballooning out of control and what about germany what about germany's transatlantic policy i mean you know i'm going to medical saying the times when we can fully rely on others are in some measure over supplanted referring to the u.s. sigma gabriele the foreign minister relations between the us and europe won't be the same anymore even when donald trump leaves the white house that signals a watershed moment in transatlantic relations it might actually i think relations will be better once he's gone and he will be gone eventually at the same time i think that it also has to do with the european feeling of trying to become stronger as europe and to to to be more independent off the influence of the americans and the united states so i think it's a double strategy also if you can see that obviously we are not them the main part
us anymore but at the same time it gives us the chance to sort of look around say who are we you know who do we want to be where do we go and what is our aim do we want to be europeans doing the germans and the special relationship do you want to be just part of a big scheme of western values whatever you know so it's a redefinition of the own situation and the european situation that's how it's going to europe we need to talk a little bit about what if anything trump is of us we have cold it has to do with the increasingly influential populous parties here in europe certainly many populist leaders and voters around europe see donald trump as an inspiration. britain's departure from the european union indicates a historic turning point one reason so many in britain voted to leave the e.u. was a fear of further immigration. in austria a right wing nationalist government has formed as in both hungary and poland all
three share a mistrust of what they call brussels bureaucracy a fear of islam and a desire for isolationism. right wing populists are now driving the political agendas in many european countries in germany two politicians are talking publicly about a conservative revolution with an emphasis on homeland family and christian values is donald trump the leading figure of this new shift towards the right in america first. you know matthew what is the overlap then between donald trump and trump ism and far right populism in europe. i think the overlap is that many of the same forces that drove trump into office are also present in europe and have been president for some time this backlash against globalization for example there's worry about migration the refugee crisis and so forth i would say be careful though in assuming that trump has had an effect on an european politics dreck in the
immediate aftermath in fact of his election we had several elections in europe where the populace didn't win or didn't perform as well as many had feared in austria in the netherlands and in france of course where marco won against the fulness you know so you know i don't think that there's a direct correlation there that said this is a phenomenon throughout the western world if you will does this populism and it's not going to end anytime soon it's very very real and at the moment in europe in poland in hungary in and austria as we've recently seen and although you know the populace didn't win many of these elections they overall have done pretty well in europe over over the past year so i think that this is something that the europeans are also going to have to continue to deal with and obviously last word on this germany with with the alternative for germany now in the parliament is another
reminder that this is a problem that remains and what is the alternative for germany go to do with with with trumpets and. i absolutely agree with matthew i think it's parallel developments that we see with the same that came up for the same reason but there is no or very little direct. influence i would have interviewed so the one thing you've written about is we're running out of time a little bit to you you've written about the zeitgeist was so we're marking fifty years of one thousand nine hundred sixty eight the time of the freedom and democracy student protests and what have you but there are a lot of people in europe their own people in the united states who are saying it was decadent it was problematic it was it was dangerous because it led to the leftwing terrorism that site geist what's the what's the connection between the u.s. and germany their own both kind of research see a frustration with what liberalism or pasta modern liberalism led to and people feel like structures that the values are breaking down and there is nothing to
replace them and they are looking for a new ideologies that give them are in taishan in their lives and i think this is part of where these populist movements find the force to grow. stuff so if we're going to talk again you know but let me say i mean in germany it's ten maybe fourteen percent so the people who are really frustrated other people are really frustrated that doesn't mean it's a complete change of game and i think also as an effect people have tried to reassure their own values but is a positive thing to happen you know and so i think looking at it in a more positive way that's a good thing the bad thing of the influence of trump the washing post what. has light one thousand nine hundred and fifty times so far and nobody has really contra are very few people have hundred fifty to me at times especially if that is the new we you know that never have a problem ok thank you very much also if you get fascinating stuff we're going to
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a blueprint for formal coalition to go she should also coming up outrage in pakistan the brutal kidnapping rape and murder of an eight year old girl has prompted an outpouring of foreign anger thousands rally in protest at what they see the slow reaction of the police. thank you very much for your company john political leaders have hammered out a deal that could pave the way for a new government chance on the american conservatives and the social democrats led by martin shoals negotiated through the night to come up with a blueprint for form a coalition talks michael says she's optimistic about the deal it could bring an end to the stalemate that has left germany without a new government says the election back in september. all i will do is political
correspondent thomas there is the bundestag here in berlin that well thomas we have a blueprint what have they agreed on broadly was a twenty eight page documents that they have presented on a wide range of issues from europe to investment to infrastructure to the health care systems are basically every major topic in germany but it's important to understand this as a base as a sort of guidelines for future negotiations this is not something that will turn out to be a reality in germany just now it's rather the two blocs seeing if they could find any initial common ground for what comes next and what comes next is particularly important and that is if the s.p.d. agrees then formal coalition negotiations so that's why it's important to see this initial twenty eight page document as a as a base and as a base that includes as i mentioned basically every major topic in germany from
europe to health care to social investments and so on so it's a foundation oh what's next well the next big important step comes from the social democrats they will be meeting next weekend in other words a twenty first in law on where the party delegates will vote to see if they want to enter the formal coalition negotiations with the conservative bloc and then if they do accept that then the formal coalition negotiations will start that doesn't mean that would be the end because once the formal coalition negotiations would end then they would still have to pass everything through the party members in the social democrats case to see if that formal coalition is formed so in short we can say there's still a very long road ahead and this was only the first hurdle art only the first hurdle give us a sense of the mood at the venice start where you are i do have a sense do have a feeling that germany is reading a collective sigh of relief. in
a sense yes and if you talk to the different parties they're all stressing how important this agreement is how much of their own how many of their own policies they manage to pass through thought there is a sense of optimism but again everyone here also knows that this is the first step and that they still have a lot of work to do if they want to turn these this initial twenty eight page document into something more formal and much more concrete thomas fair reporting thank you. all right let's take a look at some of the key policy agreements the two sides have pushed through first eight ten billion a year tax cut by twenty twenty one abolishing attacks started back in ninety ninety two support poor eastern german states a migration cap limiting asylum seeking migrants to two hundred thousand a year and strange thing european cohesion germany will pay more to support the
e.u. and take a leading role on issues like climate change. all right indeed it was political correspondent is he here with me on the set we kill a flesh just a little bit out for us so we've got the three main points in agreement on tax and agreement on migration and support these issues that germans care most about. they are important issues the first one of course is a bed and bread and butter issue that there's tax relief for low incomes particularly the very increasingly unpopular extra tax that all germans paid for reunification that will be scaled down basically for low incomes and at the same time there is more money basically being handed out to people who have to withdraw and child about twenty five years more and then of course that migration is something that germany has been talked about the has been talking about since twenty fifteen this is this so-called open arms policy brought in some nine hundred
thousand migrants many of them claiming asylum here in germany and that they've reached a deal to extend the essential essentially a suspension of the rights of people with a lesser side in status to bring their relatives here and there will be on humanitarian grounds up to one thousand people allowed into the country and the now is this this. is called a frame all sorts of different words for an awful limit on migration here and many that particular c.s.u. . variances of policy has been out. meant about. two years now and that will be put at a maximum of two hundred twenty thousand people coming into germany per year and the big question is of course what will be done of about that now looking at europe there is a lot of consensus here in germany of with a small exception really of the far right party which initially nourse itself on anti european performs well but there's broad consensus that germany's only
thinkable in the context of europe and here they both parties want to make a fresh start this can be claimed as a success by such a democrat leader massachusetts who of course is the former head of the european parliament and that in particular we see france mentioned a couple of times here which also of course leaves these brussels very happy that the much size a german french engine seems to have a new zest of life if all of this that's on paper head here now becomes reality let's talk about that because we've already had some reactions coming in the e.u. president. you are welcome the deal the french government spokes person at the end as they described the breakthrough as good news they've been waiting for this to happen what has this stalemate done to germany's position in the e.u. well it's kind of brought its european partners in particularly france as the key partner so committed to bringing europe ever closer together the european union
that was some kind of united states of europe it's put them into a waiting position in monaco wants to get ahead he wants to restart the german french engine and we more than just talk now we have this paper now calling for a new contract that's the very foundation the bedrock of the german french friendship that was so vital for say ping the european union so he's committing more money everybody will be pleased to hear that but it will also demonstrate to the eastern states that are so skeptical about this issue of europe. in solidarity particular on the issue of migration the visit sokol visit got states in the east most prominently hungary of course refusing to take anybody in it's a clear signal that germany wants to move ahead with europe and with france and germany moving closer together that of course is very good news for the probably the truest european of. great thank you so much for your coverage up so far thank
you thanks if you are all right now i want to tell you about some of the other stories making news around the world. in japan more than four hundred people were stranded on a train overnight after heavy snow the chain got stuck some three hundred kilometers northwest of tokyo officials decided against evacuating passengers until daybreak some parts of northern japan have seen ten times the average snowfall this winter. saudi arabia's first car show geared to women drivers has opened at a shopping mall in the city of jeddah the examination is taking place just months after consult mon order and then to the country's ban on women driving saudi women are due to take to the roads in june. in tunisia an emergency meeting is planned between the main political parties and businesses they want to find a solution to the wave of protests gripping the country demonstrators are angry
about austerity measures and growing inequality that as many as six hundred people have been arrested this week. u.s. president donald trump has counseled a trip to london next month to open the new us embassy there some tweeted that he's not a fan of the new embassy which he said was a bad deal made by his predecessor barack obama secretary of state rick stilson will go in his place. and staying with president donald chumpy also come under fire after reportedly insulting he sell the door in several african nations in a an outburst trump is said to have asked why are we having all these people from blank expletive countries come here well he has now claimed in a tweet that he didn't use the vulgar language in the question trump allegedly made the comments while meeting with lawmakers about possible were foreign packages that includes protection for the children of undocumented migrants or. in
pakistan there is anger over the rape and murder of an eight year old girl it sparked violent demonstrations and two protesters have died in clashes with police is the twelfth child to be sexually assaulted and then killed in the same area over the past year with the killer still at large demonstrators accuse police of being too slow to act. boils over but the death of another little girl and investigators failure to find out who killed her. is through the tone of targeting the local police station officers opened fire and chaos ensues. protesters attempt to carry away the injured. the girls' families over the police response to the protests. seen ups father told d.w. that he wants justice for his daughter. we demand that the government take steps
to ensure the safety and protection of all giggles in this country. i'd also like to appeal to the army chief and the chief justice that steps be taken to avoid such tragedies like those taken in many army counter-terrorism operations. this is a community in grief and sorry vanished on her way to us last week. this is the last image of her alive an annoying man leading her away holding her hand. police discovered her body on this trash heap on choose the scene of his believed to have been raped several times and then strangled to death her family wants a photo investigation. the murder of the arrested a life police shouldn't look to lift the burden from themselves by killing some innocent person and then seeing no you have justice. the law or high court chief justice has ordered the police to take swift action in this case but with residents
furious at what they see as a failure to properly investigate previous abductions there could well be more protests to come. the second half of the bundesliga season kicks off on friday night in the opening match sees leverkusen face runaway leaders byron munich live in are in fourth place and locked in a fierce battle for a champions league spot while their fans will be hoping the home side can trip up the mighty of the variance and he certainly youngster from jamaica could be just the player to cause an upset. he's only twenty but his career is taking off fast the bailey has joined the young guns of late because and after a slow start with the club his speed and his goals have made the jamaican one of their most standout players quit sometimes it's a vine i mean his short appearance is it wasn't like everyone was shouting at her
ray but he didn't give up which is a really important quality he kept believing in his chance and worked on it he was always a total team player who puts himself at the service of the team in spite of all the public attention he gets. the thoughts and he needs to stand. still the winger from kingston hasn't had an easy path to the world's top leagues. as a teenager bailey played in four different european countries. that was after leaving his homeland with two friends at the tender age of thirteen. we didn't have so much money we had to live a budget sometimes would have to. be just. because we had a dream from we were very young he said his ultimate aim is to play in the premier league but before then bailey wants to make it into the champions league with
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forging approach european governing coalition will it be any different to what germany already has. a major case of trade and b. china is so. plus with the united states expands raising the possibility of a fresh blowback from trump. and facebook who said what will you speed to prioritize post by friends and family of a company try to find out what it means for business. and steve is this all night coalition talks in berlin have got germany's germany a big step closer to forming a new government it's over one hundred days since the elections so the relief is clear is day on financial markets the euro shooting to a three year high single currency is giving up to more than one u.s. dollar twenty one following the news that germany's two biggest parties intend to continue their alliance that adds to the euro's slow recovery against the dollar it's now gained around sixteen percent since the beginning of last year on the back
of europe's growing economic strength let's go of daniel cope our financial correspondent you said buy in frankfurt no debt i see as part of this deal no new taxes some tax relief actually but is this grand coalition going to do things any differently and invest more money the the international calls right now that's the pressure. yeah very interesting question ben well first let me tell you that investors this morning were very relieved when we were hearing that those pre-condition talks were actually a success many of them were fearing that if this would not have been the case we would have seen a new election coming out that we would have really see a landslide here happening and the stock market again my all right the big question is now what is going to change or is that really going to change a lot and now that the first details are also coming out investors are not anymore as excited as they were before it seems that the next four years are pretty much
going to be the same as we have seen also a drink in the last eight years which on the one hand of course it's nothing bad you know just yesterday when the g.d.p. numbers came out again very strong but yeah what is exciting i mean they're saying more money into infrastructure ok a program also another government would have done also the same people now are going to pay zero point three percent less for their unemployment security you know more solidarity phone fund i mean all of this is good news on the one hand but it seems that not too much is really going to change well. coalition talks the coalition breakthrough is that the only reason for the strong you are today. know it's actually not we are also getting word that really the monetary policy off the european central bank might be changing already at this year details of last meeting are now coming out and it
seems as though we're not going to have higher interest rates though in the eurozone happening this year though that we might see a stop of the born purchasing program already happening in fall and till fall it was extended so after this that this program could maybe stop and this is really giving the euro a boost it went up you're say the two or three year high more than one twenty one so that's the reason for that ban then you'll have found this interesting as well the association of german chambers of commerce and industry says no big vision there from the perspective coalition but a high price for business and what it calls a compromise. yeah exactly i mean this is what i was stating a little bit earlier an old big changes are expected for example many companies here are asking for a big tax reform just for example donald trump did he was cutting down the
corporate tax to a level of just twenty percent here it's up with more than thirty percent and many businesses are saying that in order to be competitive also with the international market there also needs to be a change tax reform tax reform here in germany as well ok so no big changes but change is needed the message from daniel cope and. bad news for u.s. president donald trump the united states trade deficit with china continues to grow it makes up the largest portion of china's trade surplus made like this by that all ties between china and north korea continue to weaken trump's been trying to get china to put economic pressure on its neighbor to defused its nuclear program. your chinese refrigerator may come at a cost china's trade surplus with the u.s. has hit a new record as exporters such as high a continue to pay strong results official chinese data showed the country's trade
surplus grew to just under two hundred seventy six billion dollars in two thousand and seventeen a fifteen billion jump in just two years and with the u.s. accounting for nearly two thirds of that it's raising the possibility that president donald trump could take action but he's not the only one expressing concern french president emanuel micron is also looking to achieve a trade balance with china the data also revealed a shop drop in trade with north korea last month chinese imports of north korean goods fell by eighty one percent in december leaving the impoverished country further isolated. it comes off to china gave its backing to u.n. sanctions against north korea in attempts to force pyongyang to abandon its ballistic missile a nuclear weapons programs. facebook has announced an overhaul of its news feed prioritizing posts by friends and family over unpaid content by companies or media organizations the site hopes to stop businesses from crowding out personal moments
for its uses facebook says companies that use pages to promote content will likely see a decrease in reach video watch time and referral traffic as a result c.e.o. mark zuckerberg says the changes should make people spend less time on facebook but the time spent will be more valuable the company is responding to a growing tide of criticism about its role in society. talk about that with even bids they from our business desk steven is this about getting companies to pay more to get their content out there basically i think that's one way to look at it right facebook has said that it will have the same number of advertising sponsors before and you can sort of imagine a scenario in which you have less people less businesses who can get time through the public posting manner in which they don't pay and having to go the route of the paid advertising and maybe a bottleneck there may be prices go up that's a lot of speculation though i think you can also make a case for improving the user experience which is what zuckerberg is essentially
saying here make it so that people want to stay on the page longer and then you have more out of them remember it's a cliche but the users are the product with facebook but at the same time you think they should spend less time over role on those feeds and more time i don't know with their families or in other parts of the internet what it was and i think the idea is that the interaction that takes place on facebook should be with friends and family instead of just sort of passive scrolling of facebook and seeing sort of new sites that you don't really want to interact with user numbers have actually gone down in the reason now since most recent numbers that have come out and so we've also heard we've also seen firsthand look at facebook how much of that is sort of public boosted programming sort of content that isn't from people that we directly know well talking about content is this about coming out they can use. in the background right and you can also say that by doing this it takes some of the pressure off facebook especially regulatory pressure because obviously the issue
with the fake news facebook's role in two thousand and sixteen election and with posts that were used by russian agents for example to influence the outcome faced a lot of pressure and a lot of calls for regulation so in this way instead of trying to play the role of arbiter in that discussion of what is fake and what isn't facebook seem to be saying we're not really going to deal with this because it can take a lot of that out when it takes out the public post that doesn't. mean that your crazy uncle his opinion about politics is not going to be echoing or ricocheting through your facebook feed it still will that's a family member but maybe with a fake news this will help and maybe again bring some people back in because of that a lot of companies media companies like ows has been tailor making products for facebook . they going to stop doing that or they can just see facebook as an unreliable business partner because they've really been molding the whole departments around this and suddenly the policy is changing absolutely i mean media companies like
ours we've tailor made content for facebook that otherwise doesn't run elsewhere to say that they're an unreliable partner media companies may grumble about that but it's sort of like saying that you don't want to do business with several countries movement two billion users here so these are eyeballs that you're not going to swear off you're still going to try and reach them the question is what are they going to have to do to reach those eyeballs so is this about social media or is this about business it's about social media but obviously social media is also a big business and so this is a big business story you know facebook is doing something it's not doing something just for the fuel goods right it's doing something because it has a long term business model that has been successful to this point and it needs to make sure that it has that that model secured and that means guaranteeing that it has users again those are the eyeballs those are the product so to say and so by by ensuring that you're bringing them back then you are securing your business plan
and businesses are obviously going to have to adapt but what is facebook's role in society can you leave us with that if i knew that i wouldn't be here if you're not well here i think you know facebook i think that's a big question i think what's interesting about facebook is that it has carved out this enormous space for public discussion but it is a private company so what are the obligations of a private company in a public space and that's a unique position for a busy. this to find itself and it's not the only one but having two billion users that puts it in that position steve i'm busy thank you very much for coming in today it's an extremely interesting debate to see what facebook's role is in the world and how the business world is connecting with it thank you very much if and i was doing business with you i'll see you again very soon here on t w w.
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everybody welcome to the show today we have a great selection of stories from all over europe for you here's a look at what's coming up. pixel portraits a swedish office and his fuse bead creations. christine we meet at the top german chef at london the savoy hotel. home improvements set yourself a challenge with a d.i.y. concrete table. we begin with a rather unique spin on street art swedish artist johann coggan has scored a hit on instagram with his fuse bead creations what started out as a fun activity with his children has and him eighty thousand followers under the name pavel his favorite motifs are characters from old eight bit video games like super mario but he also creates masks hats toys to name just
a few and made us this rather dashing self-portrait see if you can recognize. the cookie monster on a manhole cover in. a few hours. and here is a humanoid robot from the cartoon series futurama. characters like homer simpson in the world of cartoons. real world. characters jack nicholson as the psychotic caretaker. of really like the contrast between the and the big figure. it's a bit scary perhaps. when you put something that's real into the real world the. just happens it's just beautiful. studio garden house behind his home this is where he creates his figures and motifs all made of. normally handicraft
for children he uses them for his creations. based on the. computer graphics of in one thousand nine hundred. and also. from the old games. just. after the beads or ranged iron and the figure is ready. years he just. feels beads in twenty fourteen he's used them to create twenty thousand pieces of which between thirty and fifteen hundred euros.
out of. markets his words. which means beats. the idea of turning fused into art came from his children and sometimes they work together but these days the kids mostly leave the few speeds to their father. strange that papa works with friends parents do that they earn money with real jobs . he's probably in the world who does this. display in other countries to. tell. but his work is mostly visible on social media over eighty thousand people follow him on instagram. just.
basically. people. just great for working. posts short videos featuring many of his few figures. on a ski trip. the artist is happy to know his r. gives people a few moments of enjoyment. as a street artist inspiration from objects as well as cartoon characters for example he's turned an electrical box on a thoroughfare in montana into a miniature church. my inspiration come from all kinds of stuff. but also pop culture right
turns or happenings. also like to interpret political things happening around the world. just basically everything that makes me feel something. in the future expect to see more of your home cauldron and his fuse big hero's. berlin interested in staging an exhibition of his work. let's catch up with a few more things happening around europe in today's express we start off in london with some music from the legendary guitarist nicknamed. british musician eric clapton was in london on wednesday evening to attend the premiere of the documentary eric clapton life in twelve. he was joined by salsa winning american direct an indie finney's onic. maybe focuses on captain's musical
development and private life. the blues and rock guitarist rose to fame in the one nine hundred sixty s. and went on to become one of the world's most successful musicians. and a special screening of the film was broadcast live to cinemas the crust the u.k. . germany is an increasingly popular destination for both german and foreign tourists according to preliminary calculations by germany's federal statistical office two thousand and seventeen almost four hundred sixty million overnight stays by domestic and foreign jets the eight record year in a row this time there was a three percent increase in visits based on the figures through november the most popular destination in germany is preparing with almost thirty two million overnight stays. the biggest
international trade fair for home textiles continues through friday in frankfurt. the scene this year is urbanization with a focus on furniture made from recycled materials and living in small spaces. this year's trend colors for home textiles are blue and one red turns. textile makers hope that cook earning creating coziness at home stays popular. too many cooks spoil the broth so when you have a huge kitchen so. one needs to be in charge at london's savoy hotel it's hard. the german is the executive chef there and that means he is responsible for three restaurants and a total of seventy chefs in the early to set to thousands he worked at the savoy as a sushi chef for five years and since taking the top job three years ago he's been
doing very little cooking him self but has improved the restaurants already high standards even of. spain is street the strand is lined with theaters and grand hotels and the savoy is the grandest of the. rich and famous have been checking in here since the end of the nineteenth century many people consider it a huge on its who work at the savoy and. the german is this the voice executive chef responsible for seventy cooks and three restaurants for him cooking is more than just a job. this is coffee coffee this. is the senses. the philosophy of the field it's just what you want to do in the bottom of my business what i do with the system. must have an overview of the savoy's restaurants pastry kitchen. at all times he and his team prepares many as
a thousand dishes the day of the highest quality nothing leaves the kitchen without his ok. my main job is eating. something goes wrong. it's too salty. reflects on me i'd say the biggest challenge is keeping a. high level twenty four hours a day seven days a week. for. more than a million euros a year for ingredients. in twenty fifteen festival was just one of many fine restaurants. quality has risen constantly. critics and guests have given a rave reviews and it's a reputation as one of the best places to dine. and that's saying something as the
a chef is the best thing that could have happened to me. it's not too late to join the ranks of kids tugging at his can well imagine spending a few million. now it's time for another installment in our series ice cold aat where we explore the best winds in europe has to offer one of my favorite winter time activities i remember enjoying as a child was racing down snow covered hills on a sled the first one sled was invented in the swiss alps and the nineteenth century production eventually stopped there off the cheaper versions became available but now the original sled is enjoying something of a revival. this was a town of davos lies sixteen hundred meters above sea level it's
a longstanding tradition of winter sports and it's the birthplace of the devo sled the classic model made of wood and iron is the most widely used sled in the world most are just cheap copy but the original is available in davos. became investment do you have to decline and have been like from the old days you got a bobsled for the little one because it's easier to use the old you had and i think he wanted to go back up with the davos let this is he knew that harvey this like this no harley davidson is comfortable. the first of those sled based on lighter models from norway was built here some one hundred fifty years ago after that and this ran out hundreds of thousands of cheap copies were produced abroad. couldn't compete with their prices and cease production in the one nine hundred sixty s. . even made in communist east germany. there
were only one or two factories in switzerland that still produce the slides on an industrial scale in years to be careful with free market but obviously in a very basic form and at a low consumer price. the real davos late anyway. and a real davos later has to come from davos that we. think the most home. runs are carpentry business in davos it's a family firm and it's third generation two and a half years ago he was commissioned by the tourism association to build a sled for an ad campaign that's when he decided it was time to bring this traditional craft back home. with the help of an online crowd funding campaign he decided to offer an alternative to the inferior quality mass produced. to make it worth buying all the materials he wanted to sell twenty sleds in advance online .
give insight into the long standing tradition. for transporting. over there. and using this for fun and sport. the first official sled race. with screws and bolts. here. for the customer. started six hundred euros a piece but the original. with a lifetime guarantee. so. that go with me and so like the devotion it is meant to be like a clock that gets passed on from one generation to the next and. the main callender
was to say you buy a sled for your grandchild who uses it and then later passes it on to his children and how he said that it's just a tradition we want to revive and i'd be happy for it to be an adult a piece of living history in the family that. they've used in there for me to. slam that's a family heirloom and made us and. we stay on the subject of handmade things and take a closer look at me on signs they were massively popular between the nine hundred twenty s. to sixty's used in big cities around europe to light up storefronts with their trademark fluorescent glow nowadays they've been replaced by early delights for the most part but a bell in start up called signs has breathed new life into this form of glass
blowing. thomas spend has been and me on do not spend for over twenty years. who he can't be too hot or too cold if it's too cold you can't bend it. but the most important thing. mom or dad somebody you have a monitor right in this is what happens if you don't blow the glass. if you bend it like this on my floor and that's not how it should look leaked. with the. board to show now it's really hot so first i bend it by and then i blow into it. i. asked bending is a dying art these days neon has been largely replaced by l e d's thomas spends one used to work in a team but now works alone but a young girl in start up launched three years ago is helping revive the technique
and the career of artists like thomas friend. and it is one of the co-founders her she's five love turquoise but uta four he founded the startup scientists with two friends their office is a loft in central but then the company produces custom neon signs all clients have to do is register the text they want on the website and specify some ways shape and color company fields several hundred orders a month it works together with a number of neon glass bendis. i think we're helping preserve the community it's a very small community what they do is very nice especially if you're thinking beyond the berlin area we get inquiries from glassblowers from all over the world who say they'd love to visit us in berlin and take a closer look at what we're doing. the company has twenty three employees. these days its list of international clients includes ality google so you can see.
the light is flickering through i really like it as far as gas is because the electricity makes the gas vibrate and produces light just outside of signs neon can be found everywhere these days. like at this trendy palin cafe this is the store this is owned by a friend of ours max he designed this sealing installation together with some architects he knows the signs founders are all economics graduates. they were in their mid twenty's when they founded the company inspired by the neon signs that lit up and then in the one nine hundred twenty s. the landmark babylon cinema dates back to this era. ms mills and i were doing up our apartments we had our first job since graduating. we were familiar with leon from the art scene but it's such ridiculous prices and we started asking ourselves where it actually comes from and how it's made. where.
it was the start of an abiding passion the professional and personal. true. thomas spend less still enjoying seeing people's amazement when the neon lights go on. on signs first electrified the world around one hundred years ago and have lost none of them. are your design at its best check out our you tube channel interior design stunning design ideas spectacular buildings and d.i.y. tutorials on home decoration we'll take you inside the most beautiful european home show you the latest in furniture fabrics accessories subscribe and don't miss out
see you on youtube. if you subscribe to our you tube channel you'll also find this next report another episode of d.i.y. series resident and crafts expert sari huntsman has always got some great ideas for homemade furniture this time she shows us how to make your very own concrete table so grab your supplies and give it a go it's easier than you think. today i was showing you how to make yourself a nice table out of concrete and. a mixture of concrete and through a street has around twelve kilos and. clubs and a mosque. and large container for a constant mold. a bucket to mix the concrete and a trial. going to sign the paper masking tape censuses. three copper
pipes all fifty centimeters long. and follow. the pipes to the length you design it you can follow the flush away from the cut so that you only need to follow one end because the other will be in the concrete. now we mix the concrete to be sure to wear protective clothing and mix the concrete outdoors because it creates concrete dust with the right consistency factor as instructions. pull half the well mix concrete. distribute it with the trial and then the rest and smooth it to shake the container to remove all the air bubbles in the mixture. to determine the precise positions for the table legs use masking tape to mark a triangle over the cost of mold. pressed the copper pipes way through the concrete
. lift the concrete hard in extreme temperature for three days. now remove the mud can take and use and the cost involved. table upright and remove the contained a leaf used as a costume to finish by polishing the tables that are just sides with finds time paper. you can use a word brad have a rolex if you want to like. that's all from us today but you can find loads more great content on our euro max facebook page give us a like and you'll get updates and new content from us every day from all of us here in berlin thanks for watching and join us again tomorrow for another whirlwind tour around europe by russia now.
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this is the only news line from berlin it took more than twenty four hours and was described as verbal and but after a marathon all major german political leaders have made a breakthrough in their talks about forming a coalition government but as we explained it's far from over now the really hard work begins also coming up strong in trouble again this time using shocking
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a pleasure to be with you nearly four months after germany's general election political leaders have agreed to enter formal coalition talks on the american social democrat leader martin schulz announced the breakthrough after marathon all night talks here in berlin it means the country has come one step closer to having a new government but it doesn't mean that the deal is sealed political leaders must now convince their parties to give the green light to formal coalition negotiations . all night long the three parties held talks at the s.p.d. headquarters for a total of more than twenty four hours a marathon session but party leaders say it was time well spent the leader of the conservative sister party to see as you summarized the progress they had made. i think talking i think in the last few days we have shown that political negotiations are possible in an extraordinarily short period of time in
a very efficient manner that. all parties recommended entering into formal negotiations with the goal of forming another grand coalition but s.p.d. party chairman martin schultz is under pressure after the election he said he did not want to enter another grand coalition but now he has to convince his party to do exactly that the views and by klug we want to organize a trio of co-operation to be all that is evil we want innovations that will take us forward that will strengthen our trust in each other the that is essential in a government we wanted to see if the spirit of cooperation was there. and i think the answer is positive chancellor angela merkel also seemed satisfied with the outcome of the long night and she's under pressure as well because for over
three months germany has been functioning without a new government maybe that's why the themes of the day are germany's strength a new start and optimism. optimistic stuff i am now very optimistic that things are moving forward although the coalition additional actions you probably won't be any easier than the exploratory talks you have been off gob. and that means a new government could be just around the corner maybe by easter. and it is political correspondent tom spare is at the in berlin thomas to give us this is the mood at the going to start is jeremy breathing a collective sigh of relief. well in a way they are that you can certainly say that and if you listen to politicians here the bonus most of them are obviously optimistic as we heard also in our report they see this as a hurdle that has been overcome but i think everyone not only the politicians also
analysts here in germany agree that this is only the first hurdle in a very long process the process is indeed one that can certainly take a long time now it's up to for example martin shows the head of the social democrats to go on the twenty first to bone where his party delegates will be meeting they have to give the green light for formal negotiations what we've seen just now and the agreement that we saw today is only if you will the blueprint base for what could come next and that was clearly present in those twenty eight pages that they presented to those very long talks but again it's important to stress this is only the very first step and there are many more and more difficult steps that the party leaders have to overcome all right in the one of the most difficult steps that you outlined there is of course mr schultz having to convince his constituency that this is a deal that they should accept will they be able to convince them. that is probably the most difficult challenge that mr schultz has faced in recent months
because many in the party many for example in the youth branch of the party vehemently opposed when it comes to the new version of the grand coalition they said that would only harm the party that would harm the party when it comes to forming its own profile and they're against that it's important to stress that germany has had a grand coalition for eight out of the last twelve years and many see those eight out of the last twelve years as one of the biggest problems that the social democrats faced in september in the election september when they had an extremely bad result and that's why many are against that idea of the grand coalition now it's up to mr shaw to try and convince them that they could also be good things if they form a new coalition and that the party the social democrats could also gain by entering a new coalition without democrats conservatives and finally a thomas to talk to us about chance the angle america how did she come through this breakthrough well for her this is obviously extremely important because this is the
last chance that she has if she and other party leaders want to avoid either a minority government or fresh elections she's obviously counting on this idea of a new grand coalition and at least in the twenty eight pages that we read it does seem that she managed to get quite a lot for example when it comes to migration to capping the number of refugees and capping the family reunifications when it comes to refugees or something that i think she can be proud or least happy about but again for her this is also the beginning of the challenge she also has to try and convince members of her own conservative block on this is a road that has only just begun germany would be i think pleased if they saw a government before easter so we can certainly say this is extremely long period of uncertainty for the country thomas sparrow reporting thank you. art let's
take a look now at some of the key policy agreements that the two sides have to push through first a ten billion euro tax cut by twenty twenty one abolishing attacks started in one thousand nine hundred to support poor eastern german states migration caps limiting asylum seeking migrants to our round two hundred thousand a year and strange thing a european in germany will pay more to support the e.u. and take a leading role on issues like climate change. all right into his political correspondent is he here with me on the set we kill flesh just a little bit out for us so we've got the three main points agreement on tax and agreement on migration and e.u. support these issues that germans care most about. they are important issues the first one of course is the bed and bread and butter issue that there is tax relief for low incomes particularly the very unpopular extra tax that all germans paid for reunification that will be scaled down particularly for low incomes and at
the same time there is more money basically being handed out to people who have told wron child about twenty five years more and then of course that migration is something that germany has been talked about the has been talking about since twenty fifteen this is the so-called open arms policy brought in some nine hundred thousand migrants many of them claiming asylum here in germany and that they've reached a deal to extend the essential essentially a suspension of the rights of people with a lesser side in status to bring their relatives here and there will be on humanitarian grounds up to one thousand people allowed into the country and that now is this this lives it's been called a frame all sorts of different words for an awful limit on migration here in germany that particular c.s.u. going to be very insistent posse has been adamant about for two years now and. it
will be put at a maximum of two hundred twenty thousand people coming into germany per year the big question is of course what will be done of about that now looking at europe there is a lot of consensus here in germany of with a small exception really of the far right party which initially nourse itself on anti european performs well but there's both consensus that germany is in the thinkable in the context of europe and here they both parties want to make a fresh start this can be claimed as a success by such a democrat leader mahsud scholtz who of course is the former head of the european parliament and that in particular we see france mentioned a couple of times here which also of course leaves these brussels very happy that the much size a german french engine seems to have a new zest of life if all of this that's on paper here now becomes reality it was talk about that because we've already had some reactions coming in the e.u. president. younger welcomed the deal the french government spokes person at the end
as they described the breakthrough as good news they've been waiting for this to happen what has this stalemate done to germany's position in the e.u. well it's kind of brought its european partners in particularly france as the key partner so committed to bringing europe ever closer together the european union that was some kind of united states of europe it's put them into a waiting position in monaco wants to get ahead he wants to restart the german french engine and we more than just talk now we have this paper now calling for a new contract that's the very foundation the bedrock of the german french friendship that was so vital for saving the european union so he's committing more money everybody will be pleased to hear that but it will also demonstrate to those eastern states that are so skeptical about this issue of european solidarity particular on the issue of my great. in the visit circle visit got states in the
east most prominent hungary of course refusing to take anybody in it's a clear signal that germany wants to move ahead with europe and with france and germany moving closer together that of course is very good news for the probably the truest european of all that great thank you so much for your coverage up so far thank you thanks to. all my coalition talks in berlin of god germany a big step closer to forming that new government it's over one hundred days since the elections of the relief is clear as day on financial markets the euro shooting to a three year high because he's giving up more than one u.s. dollar twenty one following the news the germany's two biggest parties intend to continue their alliance that adds to the euro's slow recovery against the dollar now gained around sixteen percent since the beginning of last year on the back of europe's growing economic strength well let's talk about that prospective new
government here in germany with michael burgess of the homebuilt university are we going to see a rerun of what we already had a grand coalition boring. sometimes boring is good promises stability and no real dramatic changes i think german industry we're very happy that finally there's some some calm waters ahead and the economy's growing fast we've got two point two percent growth just announced and i think things are going along in their favor the degree to spend a lot more money so i think it's going to stimulate the economy as well that that's why the markets are quite excited about come from an international perspective germany is seen as a as a reliable partner as far as consistency goes but there are also calls coming from abroad for germany to both competition and investment in europe which it sounds like it wants to do but it isn't going to go far enough well it's a bit of a timid first step but there is an agreement both parties have agreed to spend more
money on infrastructure internet infrastructure as they call it help the schools germany's done not so well in terms of being modernized digitalisation all the rest is a good sign we'll see what the final agreement is will see who's the minister in charge through some of the numbers that you that talking about a fund for education research and education that's close to six billion euros we're also talking about a budget surplus of what some three and a half three point seven billion euros the money's there they don't want to take on you debts no new taxes or no tax hikes. have how does that all come together well i think they're all counting on better good and better growth and that will bring in more tax revenues so i think i think the initial the idea of forty five billion that sort of calculates a bit of steady growth and i think some of that will be dedicated to investment which will stimulate the economy and may attract some additional foreign investment
so i think the german situation is relatively comfortable i think they can grow into this these spending plans comfort can be a dangerous thing and isn't it dangerous to expect that everything's going. it better that is going to be more and more well there's always a there's always a shock around the corner and you just mentioned the euro being high that's not good for german exporters and it's also not good for southern european exporters who are trying to come out of their hole and i think they have but europe needs needs to take it easy on the euro the euro can't get through to strongs be a bad bad news for exporters what about the tax situation or further tax increases no hike for the rich that was what was being pushed for design does that make sense that surprised me a bit i thought the s.p.d. would have would have pushed the gender a bit stronger strongly there but i i think on the other hand they've managed to give some relief for the people to lower in so there's a there's a sort of minimum pension it's been it's been agreed upon and also i think the social contributions will be reduced for the for lower wage earners so this is
a positive effect i think overall it looks like the s.p.d. hasn't given up too much we're also talking about a ten billion euro tax relief as far as the scrapping of the solidarity tax code that was to support poor eastern states introduced back in one nine hundred ninety with reunification. why are we seeing a shift to helping the poor of western states i mean the situation has flipped since then hasn't it yes i think there's a general feeling that it's a bit like methadone you want to sort of take the the personality addictions lowly and it's a these germans have gotten used to these transfers and i think it's time to to recognise some western cities need some investment as well and maybe the spending has to be corrected me direction so when are we going to get a new government. will they say it before easter and easter comes early this year so we'll. have to remain optimistic the still a lot to talk about michael the thank you very much for coming in maybe we can talk again then thank you.
all right want to tell you now about some of the other stories making news around the world. hundreds of palestinians have attended funerals for two teenagers who died in clashes with israeli troops mourners in the west bank packed the streets after a sixteen year old boy was reportedly shot in the head and in gaza there were crowds to mourn another sixteen year old who died along the border with israel. in japan more than four hundred people were stranded on a train overnight after heavy snow the train got stuck some three hundred kilometers northwest of tokyo officials decided against evacuating passengers until daybreak some parts of northern japan have seen ten times the average snowfall this winter. saudi arabia's first car show geared to women drivers has opened at a shopping mall in the city of jeddah examination is daken place just months after
king solomon ordered an end to the country's ban on women driving saudi women are due to take to the roads in q. . and india the high court is set to decide on a highly sensitive issue is marital rape legal all this past october the supreme court ruled that if a husband has intercourse with his wife and she is under eighteen he's committing an act of rape while that decision was hailed as a milestone in the fight for equal rights for indian women now women's activists as well as victims are hoping that sexual abuse and marriage will be judged the same way this woman can't go to the courts and her family doesn't understand her problem that's why she's come to this women's support center priya is an early twenty's the mother of two was forced into an arranged marriage six years ago. since then she's been tormented and abused by her own husband. if that were
the thing we did wake me up in the middle of the night and pressure me for sex even when i was ill when i tried to stop him he hit me sometimes i would not be able to sit down for days or move without pain and that at that. unlike previous sixty year old is willing to have a face shown on camera her suffering started twenty years ago now she wants to go public with her story even if her relatives condemn or and say she's tarnishing the family's honor suresh is now divorced her ex-husband cheated on her with his own daughter in law. nevertheless he still wanted to have sex with me even though i refused him. he got drunk he hit me and raped me repeatedly i ran away and bought a new number talking. tali is a women's rights activist from delhi who supports victims of abuse she can find
women new jobs or a new place to live but she can't give them justice. husbands who forced their wives to have sex with them are technically not breaking the law in india. even if the basis for this is the patriarchal tradition here a woman is viewed as the property of her father after she's married she becomes the property of her husband she has no autonomy she has to simply comply or she'll be beaten. the film lipstick under my burka addresses these issues it's about women's aspirations and their fears including being abused by their husbands. the film was initially banned in india after being censored by authorities the director says the film hit a little too close to home. i do feel that. there's a high level of. abuse if we've been we've been mad at you we didn't he shouldn't
have thought someone different he would be mad and then it becomes very difficult because you always toward the wall get out. there could soon be another option the legal one india's supreme court is due to hold a hearing on the issue the court recently ruled that sex with a wife who is under the age of eighteen is a crime but will this lead to marital rape being outlawed even at this respected and progressive women's university in delhi opinion is divided. many here say they would welcome a new law but others argue it could be misused. have seen many. women have you their rights leave doubt even noise in and they get their way and misused in physical intimidation something which is very new to a couple again it's. there and of course.
is highly important on the day of the hearing charlie and a number of other women's rights activists have come to the court has made. then the news that the session has been postponed to a later date but tali says that's not necessarily a bad sign. we have to be patient society is not going to change so quickly above all what has to stop is the belief that women are essentially men's property that won't happen overnight even with the new law. but it would be a step in the right direction. even if the supreme court takes its time with the ruling victims and activists campaigning for change are confident that it will ultimately make the right decision in women's favor. and our correspondents on the phone the car is the covering the story for us in delhi sign a contract for us hope of
a problem is this in india. what seems to be pretty big you know a number of studies done over the years suggests that sexual violence within marriage is prevalent not statistics by the united nations say that women in india are forty percent more likely to be raped by their own husbands than by a stranger and india's own national family health survey has also shown that the vast majority of sexual violence reported by women occurs within the matter which you know when i reported the issue i spoke to several campaigners on the ground who also backed it up they said that in their experience many women who enter range managers are you know often raped in the first night by their husbands so it's all evidence points to the fact that this is fairly widespread. to that point why has the indian government never made marital rape a crime now that's a good question you know leaders of the ruling. party that's the hindu nationalist
party not in recent years they've rejected growing calls to outlaw marital rape they argue that this is against the culture of india they say it could destabilize the institution of marriage one lawmaker's even said medical rape you know cannot be applied in the indian context because of factors such as poverty illiteracy religious beliefs in mindsets of the society that tend to treat matter as a sacrament but of course that has been slammed by critics here critics say you know by failing to criminalize marital rape the indian government is really ignoring an enormous problem in sexual violence and it's failing to protect women from abuse how are police and courts dealing with this problem what can you who can women turn to face marital rape. well i think that's a problem i mean activists here say that you know survivors of marital rape often simply not taken seriously but the authorities you know i interviewed a lawyer ones who was representing a woman who had. marital rape by her own husband when he told me that when she went
to the police station to file a complaint the officers there told her you know played a doll and they said this is a normal thing that happens between husband and wife and that she should work it out the problem here is that indian laws you know do not explicitly acknowledge rape within matters so there is very little in terms of relief that they can offer women right now adult women who face marital rape can can file a complaint under the domestic violence act in a civil court but there are no legal provisions to really punish the crime such so that remains a big big problem syafiq our reporting in delhi thank you. all athletes have burdens to overcome but lead she why has battled through northern roasters are competitive rock climber he has been named asian champion four times before an accident sadly left him confined to a wheelchair but rather than give up late came through what he calls one of the
lowest points in his life and now he's become the first person from hong kong to be nominated for a loris world sports award honoring the best sports men and women of the year and here's why. limbering up to lift not only his body but also his wheelchair like she why he was a champion rock climber until a car accident in twenty eleven left him paralyzed from the hip down but he wasn't going to let that stop there. the hong kong native has kept up his passion despite the extra challenges that come with being paraplegic by physical and logistical. i love rock climbing before there was a lot more freedom i could go to various indoor climbing spaces or if i wanted to i could go rock climbing outdoors i could do it whenever i wanted but now that i'm in a wheelchair i need to consider a lot of things is it appropriate for me to climb is it safe are people there to
help me or him it's all there his greatest achievement came on the fifth anniversary of the crash when like climbs hong kong's lyon rock scaling the summit of a mountain that reaches to almost five hundred meters it come placements or lie nominated for the laureus sports awards and sums up his answer to towards life. i understood from a young age that you only get one chance at life so i didn't want to regret anything . like he why i hopes his story inspires other athletes with disabilities his triumph over adversity will surely see him reach even greater heights. truly inspirational you're watching the news we still have a lot more to tell you about here's what's ahead. president donald trump is accused of racism after allegedly using her fame language to describe people from africa
and haiti. less challenging patriarchal structures in pakistan artist she still malik so far it has gone viral will it impact the ongoing need to debate will discuss culture. those stories and a whole lot more coming up in just a few you know. daniel every twenty seventeen. donald trump became america's forty fifth president. how did he get to be the most powerful man on earth with bluster belligerents alternative facts and disregard for the groups and. unfair game.
how trump won. in forty five minutes long d.w. . hijacking the news. is where i go wrong the news is being hijacked journalism itself has become a script do a reality show it's not just good versus evil us versus them why and why. in countries like russia china churchy people are told it's desert and if you're a journalist there and you try to get beyond that you are facing scare tactics intimidation. and i wonder is that where work headed is well. my responsibility as a journalist is to get beyond the smoke and mirrors it's not just about me prayer marilyn's or being neutral it's about being truthful. when he was great golf and i were giving them.
the ice man if they could do it but it doesn't wash guys one of the last train. he's come on. every week he cuts blocks of conventional ice from function more often. and so the village has its north pole which was cold enough and. regeneration has made distinction training books on the ice much more recalls. color and when you watch it you don't use only the rock and roll and this is our main headline right now. german chancellor angela merkel and her conservatives have agreed on a blueprint for formal coalition to go she says with the social democrats they're grieving paves the way for detailed negotiations to end the stalemate that has left
germany without a new government since elections last september all parties promised a fresh start for the country after a difficult talks on sticking points including immigration taxation and germany's role in europe the social democrats must now get the green light for members for those talks to continue. but first we head to the u.s. u.s. president donald trump has contested a profanity laced remark you will poorly made insulting haiti el salvador and several african nations it's claimed that trump used a vulgar term while asking advisors why the u.s. is accepting people from the countries in question the washington post was the first to report on the alleged comments citing people would direct knowledge of those talks with the president on immigration the trump. trump tweeted that president trump tweeted rather was not the language they used but admitted using tough words however his it will put a grant has triggered
a worldwide backlash former mexican president and frequent vocal trump critic been sent to fox tweet it your mouth is the foulest. the fantasy in the world oh us are representative mia love is the child of haitian immigrants to the u.s. on facebook she called trump's remarks quote unkind and divisive and former f.b.i. director james comey tweeted the famous quote is scribed in the statue of liberty give me your tired your poor your huddled masses adding america's greatness and true genius lies in its diversity. joining us now for more on this story is the captain and one though will want to get her we action she's in nairobi catherine how is president chavez comments been received in kenya well there have been received with surprise some people especially on social media
this saying that. giving pictures of you know places that they've lived and sunsets african sunsets which to me of one of the most beautiful fits you see and they're posting that in telling trump that no this is not what you have called us to it's more than that it's beautiful that if it is then we want to stay here we also have the african union and reacting to his comments saying that there are laws saying that it's basically a very racial statement the only leader in the continent who has direct to react to president trump statement is what sign is president who has recalled all summoned embassador the u.s. ambassador in that country to us can explain just how but is the you know the would that trump refer to african countries and whether that would affect relations and he has said that you know his statement is appalling but then you have a lot of people who say this is a very trumped statement coming from president trump well nevertheless adults from
suggesting that the immigrants coming from africa are a burden on the u.s. system let's take the case of kenya how does this actually square with actual data . well it's actually not true if you look at the number of african migrants in america who have or bachelor degrees and above we're talking about forty three percent compared to thirty three percent of american citizens themselves who do not who hold bachelor degrees and above a lot of african migrants go to america as professionals or as students and while the others will win green cards in kenya we have in two thousand and seventeen alone america or kenyans living in america remitted about one hundred eighty five million dollars now that is combined with every of the kenyan living in the diaspora is the highest for and for this country that is higher than tea coffee or tourism so these are people who are being productive and not necessarily can see
cannot really necessarily because sit it as burdens now with comments like this is president ceding america's power or soft power i should say in africa to other leading economies like china. it is in the sense because the funding actually started reducing from america to africa such as reducing in two thousand and eleven but such a comment goes to show just how africa the perception the west or western countries have towards africa and it continues to to to give that narrative of africa being the dark continent so we do tend to sway towards countries like china countries like india in terms of investment because these are countries that understand our diversity they understand diverse cultures and diverse people and they've also been in that particular situation and have managed to you know remove themselves from
from poverty and from other challenges that come with development so this is this is one of the reasons the cultural exchanges which is china's main selling point is one of the reasons why a lot of african countries are looking east because we see a closer reflection than if we look twist aren't counting one the reporting from nairobi kenya thank you. facebook has announced an oval hole of its news feed prioritizing posts by friends and family over unpaid content by companies or media organizations the site hopes to stop businesses from crowding out personal moments for hughes's facebook says companies that use pages to promote content will likely see a decrease in reach video watch time and referral traffic as a result c.e.o. mark zuckerberg says the changes should make people spend less time on facebook but that the time spent will be more valuable the company is responding to
a growing tide of criticism about its role in society. what is its role let's talk about that with federico of baggio from our social media desk and stephen beardsley from our business days federico get to you in a second steve starting with you this sounds like a really shrewd move it sounds like all that free content the media companies got that they're going to now have to spend a lot more money i think that's one way of looking at have been definitely is that you see organizations and businesses that were able to tailor make a lot of their content and basically get advertising out of it without having to pay for it are now being told those spots don't really exist anymore and you're being demoted what exist ad spots still exist so are they all going to go and crowd in and try and get those out sponsors facebook says that it's not making any more or that it's not increasing the number of ad spots i should say you could also see
this as an effort to really increase the user experience there's a lot is this about facebook returning to its roots i think it's definitely an attempt to do that and for sure facebook has drifted far away from what was its original idea it has bringing people together and instead it's being accused now of making society more divided of spreading fake news hey. speech of. influencing political results so on top of that it has also been accused of becoming much less personal and instead more of us of a place where you can scroll down and see a lot of different news items sponsored content so and that has also changed the way people consume content on facebook and he has made it a lot more passive than it used to be so engagement has also gone down and there are studies that show that this passive consumption of content on facebook can also have a really bad impact on people's happiness so it looks like mark zuckerberg here is
trying to change approaches he used to be much more dismissive about this in the past but now he's trying to change approach well talking about the made content. doesn't sound like facebook is a reliable media partner anymore if it's just going to if they're going to build up entire departments within other companies where they tell you making products media products just like what you belive does and then suddenly being dropped. yeah i mean it's tough to say there is a lot of disappointment from media outlets and from other businesses about this obviously they spins we spin this is what you tell a lot of resources and time working on tailor made products for facebook in particular so what happens now to say it's hard to say what the model is but it's definitely a shift for them and it's definitely going to be something that they're going to have to adjust to can they completely say we're not going to play with face of think facebook anymore can't really do that it's like swearing off multiple countries these are two billion users you're talking about the question is how do
they advance from here how do they go forward let's the hypot trying to grow from two billion users is this about making social media more social old making more business out of social media i'll leave it to the two of you i mean i think social media is big business and has been for a while there's no doubt about that i think that by improving the user experience again it hopes to improve its business model its business case so in this case you would say both maybe go hand in hand but facebook is obviously looking at its bottom line here. is it more about business and more about social as stephen just said both but definitely there's also an attempt here to make it more what they think people actually want and maybe people have been feeling overwhelmed with things that they don't care about so much and which is how you make no business out of it. yeah it's true it's a balance and that's what they're trying to do is they're trying to find that balance right i mean you have too much of one and you scare away the users in this
case you have too much of the other and you're not making the kind of money you want but that i think i'll give you the last word here is this going to bring back more people to facebook because lots and lots of people have left facebook or boycott facebook or never been on a like me it's a very tough challenge and what we have been seeing for example is a lot of young people young generations moving to other platforms to snapshot. or instagram and facebook has become in a way less cool and more of a place where parents or grandparents post their pictures with their cats so it's going to be a tough one here to convince these young people that facebook is indeed it's a cool place and it's also a place where they can be hanging out together with their parents and grandparents and see if it is cool the competition certainly does not sleep that i think bob thank you very much for coming in from a social media desk and stephen basically from up is this.
ninety different countries are set to take part at the winter olympics in chiang in february including plenty that you might not immediately associate with sports like skiing or ice hockey in taiwan one twenty three year old loser is hoping that the upcoming games will help a winter sports win some local popularity. the entail and faces a new usual challenges for a new genre namely wrote traffic. the winter olympians trains on wheels rather than blades and on the road rather than the run. the time when he's climate isn't exactly conducive to excellence in winter sports but the end is on pits by his disciplines local obscurity it was shown as anything else dictated by hope that the sport can be carried on and that taiwan can have people participating in each winter olympics hopefully more and more people. there's
a lot more to lose than just lying down manly and he's keen to improve the disciplines profile in taiwan where winter events in general receive fairly little attention he believes that winter sports can establish themselves even in this unusual climate. he might be one of the few taiwanese athletes to have qualified for pyong chang. but if he gets his way there will be plenty of his countryman following in his tracks in the future. now the second half of the honestly good season kicks off on friday night in the opening match sees leverkusen face runaway leaders byron munich live in are in fourth place and locked in a fierce battle for a champions league spot their fans will be hoping that the home side can trip up the mighty bavarians and a certain youngster from jamaica could be just the player to cause an upset.
he's only twenty but is career is taking off fast bailey has joined the young guns of late because and after a slow start with the club his speed and his goals have made the jamaican one of their most standout players. it's of on nights in his short appearances it wasn't like everyone was shouting at her ray but he didn't give up which is a really important quality. he kept believing in his chance and worked on it he was always a total team player who puts himself at the service of the team in spite of all the public attention he gets. it seems he. still the winger from kingston hasn't had an easy path to the world's top leagues as a teenager bailey played in four different european countries. that was after leaving his homeland with two friends at the tender age of thirteen.
we didn't have so much money we had to live off a budget sometimes we would have bread. for breakfast lunch and you know just throw through to be just not at the because we had a dream from we were very young he said his ultimate aim is to play in the premier league but before then daley wants to make it into the champions league with laver coups and more immediately to extend his team's twelve game unbeaten streak in the bun just league by defeating buy in munich on friday night. and now for more on the live because environment and the second half of the going to sleep is and i'm now joined by chris harrington from our defense force does good to see you chris he spoke to a leon bailey did he impress you and perhaps he did chippy that's it his nickname is leon chippy bailey nicknamed after alvin and the chipmunks so for all of our viewers out there they can go check that make that comparison but yeah very impressive youngster and he's been on fire six goals for assists a lot of those assists have gone to kevin foley and who's also a big contributor and the reason why labor has it has been successful kevin foley
is the most prolific scoring german in the but as they go not team of in and out saddle bag van and no kevin foley and that's good because he was a huge investment to windows ago transfer windows ago eighteen million so it's nice to see him return that investment labor couzin this is their big test their hosting byron so obviously we'll get to see if chippy bailey and kevin foley can step up to that big competition because you have to test yourself against the best and that's what lies ahead of them tonight ok the best but the best are missing one of their best brother going out on a minor injury to have anybody else kind of taking up for his place or his position a great lead in sa joe wagner got what he wanted he's returning home the product son started off with the youth program in byron he's been all around and he's made . his return he really played himself back up a few couple seasons ago with darmstadt you know but now he got his wish thirteen million euro that's quite it investment you know for the germans but that's exactly
what leverage off he was asking for he was asking for some backup and some rest and interesting thing about sandra wagner he's been trying to crack into the german national team as well and something about his confidence personally he's felt he's been the best german striker for a very long time so we'll get to see if he can actually prove to all the fans in munich and the bonus league if he can live up to that self-confidence he clearly has but this is nice to see him get what he's always wanted to come back to me and i think getting a shot as well now by and have an eleven point. can anybody overtake them overtake them absolutely not absolutely not at this point i don't think so they do have some issues in terms of health you know you just mentioned evan dosti but the closest teams in contention us all to look very good you know dog means been slipping in life because the team to look out for in leverkusen as well but in terms of closing that gap to actually hurdle over byron unrealistic i think in all reality it's going to be a race for the champions league will have to keep
a close eye on that the team to finish second to four all right so all the action is happening at the bottom of the table or further down the table yet further down table as it typically does in the brain as they go it's very tight it's packed like sardines down there you know one particular match up on match day eighteen is cologne the very bottom of the barrel they're played in a darby against the lot of baa that is a very lopsided match up cologne very sticky start let's see if they can rebound even if they play flawless football the chances in the odds are stacked against them that they can even remain in the top flight you know but glad but has been looking up pretty good and they do have some players returning rafael as well as talking has odd also in the lineup so i do think that will be a landslide victory and glad boswell right now finally lots of games coming up this weekend talk to us about some of the highlights. are the ones that are looking for the table top class between shaka in life c i think it's a very interesting matchup because you know both of these teams are in champions league contention shaka is the team that's trailing by
a by eleven points shot has been looking very consistent leipsic on the other hand has been up and down and there's a speculation over their head if their midfield master my not be capable to even be around and we don't know if he'll actually be around the club life that says he will be until the end of the season then he's set to head to the premier league but that match up will be interesting to see because it's all about fortitude and that will be proved between the two when they face off looking forward to that thank you so much ok. all right some calls are now pakistan is one of the world's most restricted countries for women there is systemic gender subordination although it varies considerably across the classes and the urban rural divide still knowledge is a feminist graphic designer trying to break these barriers down with her art. women wearing the he job riding motorbikes women navigating public spaces
a south asian wonder woman pakistani digital artists she's iyam on the x. art cuts through patriarchal consciousness and judging by the viral impact they've had online she has struck a chord. so my. identity trying to figure out what it means to be young and pakistani having influences from the west and. what kind of artwork would that look like. according to a report published by the world economic forum pakistan ranks second to last in terms of gender equality in two thousand and sixteen social media stock. was strangled to death by her brother a so-called honor killing drawing from experiences as a woman in pakistan my. to challenge the status quo and which women are held to the suffocating standards of patriarchy i made a brown wonder woman and that was when i was actually feeling
a lot of pressure for getting married and i just wanted to draw this woman who is you know comfortably saying i do it it's my destiny i can do what i want with it things to the bitter legacy of colonialism fair skin the still prized in pakistan growing up my league remembers her daily use of potentially toxic concoctions and an attempt to lighten her skin. it was only being surrounded by women of all colors abroad when she is the a first felt beautiful her eternal home revealed discomforts was just very hard to go outside and it was just something as simple as going for a walk this relating it to an experience i just ended up drawing about it and enjoying for myself where i give myself these role models essentially an art and i hadn't realised that that would resonate with so many women like pakistan and abroad. feels that much of her work has gone viral because it speaks to collective
trauma women share it to communicate their own struggle through the medium of money art. oral mel is here from our culture that's to talk more about this extraordinary earnest art with a message yeah you wouldn't expect to see that our think pakistan i mean i've learned a lot looking into this some say and i spoke to the author of the priest. says it he says she's a very determined woman who seems to have no fear one example we support the very beginning of the piece but we look at it again this picture of a sort of this is three metres higher motorbike with a woman in the head job on. this is in a big intersection in town and this is a gif this is featuring staring eyes which represent them pleasant surveillance of
women's bodies in patriarchal societies and these are also these different pictures where she mixes pakistani folk icons with western rock musicians as you just see from these three and from the reports she has very different styles is real multi-talented for much absolutely now this of course of course you know we're in the midst of this need to movement across the world is she part of that movement as well she certainly is and she's endorsed it on social media and indeed i was told to me two movement has gained a lot of traction in pakistan because it's on social media people can get away you know and indeed use of side the nobel prize winning the peace prize winners and activist has very much given how support for the movement and i'm told it's very unusual for a global conversation like this to have such local relevance but it's very pleasing to make because she's always wanted to through iraq to encourage women to tell
their stories and that's exactly what the me to hash tag is encouraging as well so it's good news that and apart from art she also has a fashion line she doesn't produce pakistans first of a feminist fashion line in october last year we can have a look at a few of the dresses she said she wants to give women she says quote ownership of what they when you can see the influence of us in these dresses she designed and says one of two messages like step also there's a dress which has power written on it this is this red dress that has power written on it has a definite message definitely an artist and a fashion designer indeed to watch i should just mention she does come from a privileged background. and so people might be wondering i say he was she in danger but she has a some kind of class protection system because she does mix in
a certain class of society who might support but she has been harassed in the street and i mean she as i said beginning to brave woman i do hope we get to see her in europe i hope somebody out there has spotted our and brings an exhibition of iraq to europe i think would be great well the message out now where we were talking to us about it we greatly appreciate it ron thank you very much. all right before i let you go want to remind you mean stories right now. german chancellor angela merkel's conservatives on the social democrats have agreed on a blueprint for a formal coalition to go shish and the agreement should pave the way for detailed negotiations to end the stalemate that has left germany without a new government since the election last september. u.s. president donald trump has denied reports of using vulgar language while taking part in talks on immigration he says he's used he said to have insulted he el
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this is detailed in news coming to you live from berlin and it took more than twenty four hours and was described as still a brilliant the doctor marathon all night german political leaders managed to make a breakthrough in their talks about forming a coalition government so is the hard work now over me talk to our political correspondent also coming up president strong causes outrage after using vulgar language to describe people from african countries and. denies the comments so
close telling the truth. and when you think about winter sports taiwan isn't the country that immediately comes to mind the young sportsman is hoping the upcoming winter olympics in south korea will help events like kids to win some popularity. with a very warm welcome to you nearly four months after germany's general election political leaders have agreed to enter a formal coalition talks. and social democratic leader martin schultz announced the breakthrough after math on all night talks in berlin it means the country has come one step closer to having a new government but it doesn't mean the deal is seen and political leaders must now convince their bodies to give the green light to form a coalition negotiations all night long the three parties held talks at the
s.p.d. headquarters for a total of more than twenty four hours a marathon session but party leaders say it was time well spent the leader of the conservative sister party to c.s.u. summarize the progress they had made. i think. so i think in the last few days we have shown that political negotiations are possible in an extraordinarily short period of time in a very efficient manner that. all parties recommended entering into formal negotiations with the goal of forming another grand coalition but s.p.d. party chairman martin schultz is under pressure after the election he said he did not want to enter another grand coalition but now he has to convince his party to do exactly that the views and. we want to organize
a trio of cooperation to be all that easy if we want innovations that will take us forward that will strengthen our trust in each other the that is essential in a government we wanted to see if the spirit of cooperation was there. and i think the answer is positive chancellor angela merkel also seemed satisfied with the outcome of the long night and she's under pressure as well because for over three months germany has been functioning without a new government maybe that's why the themes of the day are germany's strength a new start and optimism. optimistic now area optimistic that things are moving forward although the coalition probably won't be any easier than the exploratory talks have been off gob. and that means a new government could be just around the corner maybe by easter. and you know
his political correspondent thomas sparrow is at the bundestag in berlin and joins me now from the time with after all this bickering and friction the leaders but have a great show of how many today was aimed at their supporters or was it based on real conviction that they can work together. well they have certainly already worked together in the past in fact eight of the last twelve years have been ruled here in germany by a so-called grand coalition there and that is something that is certainly an advantage when these different political groups have to negotiate and discuss all these important issues ranging from social justice to europe to other foreign policy aspects so that is certainly an advantage that at the same time i would say that is also one of the biggest impediments specially after the election in september both the conservatives and the social democrats had disappointing results and those appointed results were to a certain extent reflected by the fact that they had worked together in the past so you can say certainly that they have worked together in the past it has been in
a way because they know each other yet at the same time it is one of the biggest problems because they are in a way now reluctant partners that the executive supported this twenty eight page agreement unanimously but how do you go down with party delegates especially with the youth wing of the s.p.d. which was fairly opposed to working together with the c.d.o. . well rita you can clearly say that martin szell's main hurdle is not necessarily right here in in the bundestag among the conservatives his main hurdle will certainly be among party delegates among party members and as you yourself mentioned the party's youth wing the party's youth wing is decidedly against another grand coalition they see another grand coalition as a reason why the social democrats have lost for example their clear profile and they would prefer other alternatives in particular after martin shows the leader of the s.p.d. had said after the election in september that he didn't want
a new grand coalition that he preferred a place in the german opposition so martin chose as a very difficult task ahead of him in the next few days in trying to convince party delegates that this is the good way forward for the party there will be a party conference in bonn on january the twenty first and then he will have to convince those party delegates who then have to give the green light for them to enter formal coalition negotiations it's important to stress what we've seen now it's only exploratory talks among the different parties so if the s.p.d. does approve that the coalition talks should go ahead with the most difficult part being over these talks still collapse if and when formal discussions begin refit almost if you can all the s.p.d. will then obviously have to put any agreement reached to the whole party membership and we're talking here of a very large party membership so we can definitely say amrita that now today the first hurdle has been overcome there are still many hurdles ahead. still must beryl
thank you very much for that assessment. and the breakthrough in talks here in germany has been welcomed in brothas the e.u. commission president said he was especially pleased with agreements on europe riess by the would be coalition partners. you know the. terms of the content i'm very satisfied with the future the c.d.u. c.s.u. and the s.p.d. have agreed upon. it's a significantly positive force looking contribution to the debate on european policy and therefore very satisfying to even though i'm never truly satisfied when it comes to politics. and mantis is covering that story for us from gus's and he joins us now from new york some relief but also some caution by what. i had to say what do you mean by his comments. junkers of course a seasoned politician and he learned to be cautious so i'd say the paper takes a lot of boxes for him as
a european politician but of course there are some questions open so when jungle juncker reads about the minimum rate for corporate taxes to be introduced in europe he of course wants to be more specific how high when he reads that the potential new german government would be prepared to pay more into the european budget he wants to know how much so overall i think one can say when he reads that the european integration is meant to be strengthened in the future that's bound to be good news for european institutions now i'm only speaking of the three parties seem to have a common position on your job and reforms what was their reaction more on on their position that. of course when in brussels and in the rest of the european capitals you see a twenty eight page document coming out of these exploratory talks that starts with a large section on europe that is a strong signal to european partners and it's
a signal not to be missed particularly not by france you have the french president with an impish agenda to reform europe to to move forward with the eurozone in particular who's waiting for a strong german government to to walk along with him and when he hears until americal saying that she speaks about a new awakening for europe and to give europe a fresh start with this potentially new government that's bound to be good news for european partners yeah don't want isn't death and thank you they mount. turning now to other news and u.s. president donald trump is denied he used before a remark he made to describe haiti as salvador and several african nations it's clear that trump used a vulgar term while asking advisers why the u.s. is accepting people from the countries in question the washington post was the first to report on the alleged comments fighting people with direct knowledge of
talks with the president on immigration transmitted that it was not the language he used but admitted using tough words however his reported rant has triggered a worldwide backlash former mexican president and frequent trump critic center fox used the same profanity in a tweet writing your mouth is the finest in the watch. us media represent us representative me our love is the child of immigrants to the us on facebook she called trump's remarks unkind and divisive and former f.b.i. director james cole be treated the famous quote tribe in the statue of liberty give me your tired your poor your huddled masses and being america's greatness and true genius lies in its diversity. so how are the remarks being received in some of the countries allegedly targeted by president donald trump didn't miss correspondent catherine wonder joins me now from nairobi cats or what are people in kenya saying
about president trump's reported comments. a lot of people are very insulted in fact on social media they are taking to that they're posting pictures of their homes and beautiful pictures of the environment that they live in just to show donald trump the taffy case not exactly how he described it we also have the african union which says that it is it is a law by the statement coming from president trump you know basically lights saying that it's a racist statement the only president within the continent who has reacted to president trump's statement is the president will but not just to paint a picture but one is one of africa's strongest economies it's in south africa it has a g.d.p. in two thousand and seventeen of about thirty one percent and it goes up to about thirty nine percent so the president summoned to the u.s.
ambassador just to ask him just how but it is as donald trump described how that will affect relations a lot of kenyans a lot of kenyans and a lot of africans a very insulted but also a lot of africans a saying that this is not a surprise statement coming from president trump and of course donald trump is suggesting that immigrants from africa on a bulletin on the u.s. system but listening to you it doesn't seem to square with the actually detail what about the example of kenya what can you tell us about that. african migrants immigrants in america are not necessarily a burden to the economy given that if you just look at the numbers in terms of how many hold bachelor degrees african immigrants are about forty three percent who hold bachelor degrees and higher and american citizens are about at thirty three percent now if you look at kenya specifically last year in two thousand and seventeen kenyans living in america are emitted about one hundred eighty five million dollars to the economy now if you combine that with other kenyans living in
the diaspora this is actually the highest for an kenya this is higher than tea coffee and tourism so a lot of people would say that in as much as donald trump is complaining african immigrants in america a far less dense but rather productive runs cason in london in nairobi thank you very much now with more on president trump and he has canceled a trip to london next month to open the new u.s. embassy the trump tweeted that he's not a fan of the new embassy which he claimed was a bad dream estate deal in need by spending but i call bamma secretary of state rex tillerson with dogs the embassy in case of diamond some large protests have been planned during trump's visit and was supported by many opposition politicians. disport ninety different countries are said to take part at the winter olympics in chong in february including plenty that you might not immediately associate with
sports like skiing or ice hockey in taiwan one twenty three year old new sports lens hoping that the upcoming games will help winter sports when some local popularity. faces a new usual challenges for. mainly wrote traffic. the winter olympians trains on wheels rather than blades and on the roads rather than the running. the time when he's climate isn't exactly conducive to excellence in winter sports but the end is on pets herbed by his disciplines local obscurity it was shown as a nonstick a that i hope that the sport can be carried on and that taiwan can have people participating in each winter olympics hopefully more and more people will know. there's a lot more to lose than just lying down and leon is keen to improve the disciplines profile in taiwan where would say events in general receive fairly little attention
he believes that winter sports can establish themselves even in this unusual climate. he might be one of the few taiwanese athletes to have qualified for pyong chang but. germany is a strong country. that we have achieved so much we can do this and if something hinders us we must overcome it. going where it's uncomfortable global news that matters t.w. made for mines.