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from berlin. tonight, terror in manchester. british police name the man that blew himself up at a packed concert. and his name, salman abedi, killed 22 and injured dozens more last night. today, people have been standing shoulder to shoulder in a city to remember the victims of the deadliest terror attack and more than a decade. we will go to manchester for the latest. also, the u.s. president wraps up his middle east tour, saying israel and the palestinians are
ready to reach for peace, but he does not say how to achieve what he has called the ultimate deal. and roger moore has died, the british actor won international fame playing james bond. he was 89 years old. ♪ brent: it is good to have a with us. tonight, police in britain have named in the man that blew himself up at a packed concert venue last night. 22-year-old salman abedi detonated an improvised explosive device at the manchester arena on monday evening. he died at the scene. the islamic state group has claimed responsibly for the bombing, which killed 22 people, including an 8 year old girl. it is the worst terror attack in britain in 12 years.
[explosion] >>, god. correspondent: the moment when an evening of pop music turned into a nightmare when an explosion shook manchester arena minutes after a concert from ariana grande ended. panic spread throughout the crowd, children, teenagers and parents rushed to the exits unsure of what was happening. [screaming] >> we were in the arena. we heard this bank -- bang and iran for my life. >> the lights came up after the concert and everybody was getting up to leave and all of a sudden there was a big bang. everything shuck and everyone took off running, people were screaming and crying. correspondent: the adjoining train station was evacuated. as first responders rushed to
the scene. [sirens] correspondent: many open to their homes to concertgoers and taxis offered free rides to the stranded. >> thank you for calming everybody. after our darkest of nights, manchester is today waking up to the most difficult of don's. -- dawns. lastly, i want to thank the people of manchester. even in the minutes after the attack, they opened their doors to strangers and drove them away from danger. they give the best possible, immediate response to those that seek to divide us. it will be that spirit of manchester that will prevail and hold us together. correspondent: armed police enforce in the streets of manchester, as investigators carried out how searches. -- house searches. the police identified the bomber
as 22-year-old salman abedi. they also arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack. >> our priority, along with the police counterterrorist network and the security partners, is to continue to establish whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider effort. correspondent: it was flags at half mast at downing street where the prime minister reserved condemnation for the attackers choice of target. >> we struggle to comprehend the twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children, not as they seem to cherish, but as an opportunity for carnage. we can continue to resolve to fault -- it to fight such attacks, to defeat the ideology that fuels this violence. and if others are responsible for the attack, to seek them out and bring them to justice. correspondent: after the attack,
manchester on edge, hundreds evacuated from a shopping center after what turned out to be a false alarm. and questions raised on whether security at the concert hall was tight enough. brent: lots of questions to be answered. we are joined by our correspondent on the ground in manchester tonight. and by his social all just -- sociologist from the royal united services institute, an expert in islamic readily localization -- radicalization. barbara, you are outside the town home. how are people coping with what happened last night? correspondent: they are coping incredibly well, really. they are proud of the fact they are a strong people and that is what we heard today. we will not show fear, we will not back down. and we will not be intimidated by this horrible act of terrorism, even though it struck
children and teenagers. of course when people talk about that, you feel and see their emotion. but if you ask them, how will let's go on? -- will let's go on? they say they will not be divided, because many different ethnic groups live together in manchester, largely peacefully of course. so we have seen many messages of peace and togetherness today, particularly during the commemoration ceremony in the early evening here on the manchester town square. so, people are showing a lot of strength. brent: police identified the suicide bombing suspect today, 22-year-old salman abedi. what do we know about him? correspondent: we know very little, because the police do not give out information. they say they are still investigating, they are still chasing possible people in his background or they have not even
said whether they suspect there is a network. and so we know very little, it is -- he is supposed to be a british citizen of libyan descent. this comes from u.s. american sources. he is supposed to have come up from london by train to commit this horrific act last night. obviously, the police could identify him on tv, but that is pretty much at. his lasted just -- it. his last address in manchester has been rated. brent: and let me ask you, is it surprising that last night's attack targeted at manchester? what ties does the city have two extremist networks? >> no explicit ties to networks in manchester that bring it out as a special case. we know that there are demographic concentrations of muslim communities up and down the country. at manchester is not one of the main ones -- and manchester is
not one of the main ones, certainly. brent: why this target? quite a concert attended by children? -- why a concert attended by children? >> it is a tragic circumstance, it would gain maximum impact and raise the attention they would be hoping for. and it is a very vindictive, sorted act and utterly deplorable. brent: we have had two major attacks in the past two months in the u.k., is this a coincidence or do you see this as a sign of a growing jihadist threat? >> we have -- had this concern of foreign fighters and oh is the worry that they could post the googler threat if some of their violent tendencies could be reactivated. we do not know a great deal still. we have seen in recent cases also, in other parts of western europe, where these young men have been called to
radicalization and to carry out acts of violence within their own countries. that is another thing that has been a pattern. and to use everyday instruments, in this case, obviously this is a nail bomb. in other cases, cars and trucks used to kill innocent people. brent: barbara, we will bring it back to manchester. some victims have been identified. what can you tell us about them? correspondent: we know that the youngest victim that has been identified is eight year old sassou aruso. and an 18-year-old girl has also been identified. her name is georgina. they are slow in naming the other victims because they want to speak with the families first and support them. i also suspect they are having problems identifying the victims because we know that this was a bomb filled with shrapnel, more
or less, nuts and bolts. there were horrific injuries. brent: ok. barber on the story in manchester -- barbara on the story in manchester. to both of you, thank you. and to other news, donald trump, the u.s. president has wrapped up his four-day visit to the middle east and is now in italy. after meetings today with the israeli prime minister -- president in jerusalem and prime minister netanyahu in bethlehem, he says he is convinced they are ready for peace. he is calling a peace agreement between the two the "ultimate deal." correspondent: the city of peace welcomes the man of peace. early praise for donald trump in the west bank as he sets out to do what has alluded so many before him. meeting the palestinian president mahmoud abbas, the u.s. president repeated his
commitment to peace between israelis and palestinians. but that push is lacking detail. trump is avoiding most of the thorny issues that have stymied efforts for decades and is not talking specifics. >> i'm committed to try to achieve a peace agreement between israelis and the palestinians. and i intend to do everything i can to help them achieve that goal. president abbas has assured me he is ready to work toward that goal in good faith, and prime minister netanyahu has promised the same. correspondent: a short distance away, protests in support of hundreds of hunger striking palestinians in israeli jails. and that is just one of the hurdles to be negotiated in a peace deal, on top of others like israeli settlement building, the status of jerusalem, and sovereign territory for palestinians under
a two state solution. [applause] correspondent: later, back in jerusalem, donald trump seem to acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead. >> making peace, however, will not be easy. we all know that. both sides will face tough decisions, but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, israelis and palestinians can make a deal. correspondent: and with those ambitious words, donald trump's middle east visit is over. his next stops are in europe, where the president will meet pope francis and come face-to-face with his nato and g7 counterparts. brent: so has donald trump's visit increase the chance to peace? i will put that to a middle east
analyst in a few minutes. the u.s.'s former top intelligence official has revealed that he saw contact between russia and people involved in donald trump's you action campaign. in front of lawmakers, ex cia director john brennan testified that what he saw was "worthy of investigation," to determine if collusion to place. he said he had no doubt russia interfered in the election, saying he wanted the russians personally not a medal. but they did so anyway. and to indonesian men convicted by an islamic court for having gay sex have been caned in front of a crowd. the court had sentenced them to 85 strokes with a cane. the men are the first to be punished in this way since islamic law was introduced in the indonesian province.
roger moore has died, the projector was most -- the british actor was most famous for playing james bond in some minute -- in seven of the spy films. ♪ [james bond theme music] brent: his movies where some of the most popular in the series. his family said he died in switzerland after a short battle with cancer. he was 89. the news of his death was announced by his children on social media. in a letter published his twitter account, his daughter and two sons said they were devastated, but they added the love with which he was surrounded in his final days with so great it cannot be quantified in words. thank you for being you and for being so special to so many people.
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homes, and entire communities. the good news, our own choices in energy -- recycling and transport, can help redraw the line. find out what you can do today. ♪ brent: welcome back. you are with dw news. donald trump says israel and the palestinians are ready for peace. after a two-day visit to the middle east, the president is insisting that the israeli and palestinian president's both want peace. but he has not offered details of a peace plan. ok. for more on donald trump's promise of peace, i am joined at the table by daniel. good to see you. the u.s. president, we talked a lot about the hopes of peace and
palestinians and how they are ready for peace, but has anything really changed? >> not at all. he even said he wanted to reach a peace deal between israel and the palestinians. that is usually a sign that the deal is a contract between two states, but there is a state on one side, but none on the other. brent: he is being praised for treating this like a business proposition, the ultimate deal is what he calls it. >> look, he mentioned god, and we should all pray together, muslims and christians and jews, we should all pray together for peace. brent: right. >> there is a psychiatric phenomenon called the jerusalem syndrome and it is recognized all over the world. it befalls people who travel to jerusalem and they returned with some kind of religious enlightenment and they become self-important and narcissistic
because they think they are the size bed i am not joking -- they are messiahs. i am not joking. but maybe donald trump was overwhelmed by this trip to the holy land. but i do not think it is about praying for peace. it is not about religion. mahmoud abbas is right. it is about territory. i do not think anybody want to give up territory. brent: what about the settlements? we do not hear the u.s. president say anything about the israeli settlement policy. >> you could say that he does not care about this. you can also say that probably there is a strategy behind it that he does not want to lecture the israelis or challenge them, because he thinks it will strengthen his position. i think for donald trump, peace in the middle east is not that relevant at the moment, what is relevant for him is to boost the
economy at home by selling weapons. he has kept this promise. he can say, check the box. and he can say that america, if it is fair or not, has boosted influence and has become stronger in the region by returning to the old tradition of empowering saudi arabia and maybe egypt. leaving aside everybody else. frankly speaking, there is nothing new in this and i have another problem, which is probably the definition of fighting terrorism to which everybody can subscribe, even the iranians, but it will not help them. brent: what about the saudis? we see the u.s. president with his historic weapons deal with saudi arabia, and giving a speech about all three of these world religions finding common ground. he says nothing about the fact about where the funding for extremist groups is coming from, i.e., saudi arabia.
>> he tweeted about it during the election. those that were afraid about donald trump's, what do you call it, anti-muslim rhetoric during the election campaign should probably not see this shift of mind as something too promising. i do not think he has particular convictions about what is going on in the middle east. my worry is, at the same time nobody has reported it, but last night a special ops command has operated in yemen and allegedly killed seven al qaeda operatives. that was a hard-boiled operation given the fact the president was in the middle east at the time and that operation could have failed, as another one had cost the life of an american officer last january. on one hand it is showing military strength, on the other a peacemaker. i think his idea is rolling back iran from the middle east with a
diplomatic and also military reasons. we see signs of that. i think it is a dangerous endeavor. brent: ok. daniel, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. ♪ brent: it is time for business. and it is here, the proposal can for american greatness. greatness that will come when the poor get less help and border protection gets more money. as with any plan of the u.s. administration, questions arise, especially by those that need state aid to survive. correspondent: it will take some time to digest. president donald trump's first budget is in the open. he sees it as part of his strategy to make america great again. he claims to chart a path to surplus over the long-term, based on questionable assumptions and charted in red
ink. it proposes public spending cuts in the coming years, including drastic cuts to federal health care funding as well as food programs for the poor. at the same time, the military and border security will be getting at your funding. >> for years we have simply looked at a budget in terms of the folks who are on the back end of the programs, the recipients of the taxpayer money, and we have not spent enough time focusing attention on the people that pay the taxes. correspondent: the measures stand impact millions of needy americans. blaster, 44 million people were given assistance in the form of food stamps, some because jobs are so poorly paid. >> i am a working mother. i am not a welfare recipient sitting home and not doing nothing. my tax money pays for my food stamps, and you do not give me enough to feed my children. correspondent: it is unlikely that the budget will go through in this form.
congress has the right to amend it and economists question it. the proposal returning to 3% annual gdp growth, though the u.s. has a struggle to make 2% since the global crisis. planning tax breaks for businesses will send national debt soaring. >> it is a matter of money, that means that financial world is also looking at the plan and a cell is our financial -- so is our financial correspondent on wall street. wall street should welcome austerity and spending on and for structure and defense. our investors enthusiastic about the plan? -- are investors enthusiastic about the plan? >> wall street likes the spending cuts and infrastructure spending and tax cuts over all, but wall street is well aware that this plan probably will not have a very long brreath.
the message from the budget director seems to be, think positive, cut the inefficient government programs, and then get people back to work and not depending so much on social welfare. it seems nice, but as he mentioned the whole thing should be financed with a 3% economic growth. that seems unlikely because we would need growth not just for a quarter or two quarters, but for a long time. if you look at the growth cycle in the u.s., it is likely that sooner or later the growth that we see right now, far away from 3%, will stay that way. >> we will analyze further news with you in a moment. it is not a great day for carmakers. one headquarters raided today and now fayette chrysler must face the heat. the government has filed a
lawsuit accusing them of using software to bypass emissions control in diesel vehicles. the car company denies wrongdoing. fiat chrysler shares fell in the minutes after the report and were left at 2.4% in u.s. trading. now we will return to analyze that. remember when the first diesel scandal came up with vw. we had an expert that told us all car committees do the same thing. are we seeing that statement come true? >> to a certain degree, yes. it is hard to judge from over here, but we did get more and more cases. and in the u.s., people and never really wanted so much the diesel vehicles in the first place. wall street is taking those allegations quite seriously and it seems authorities have done the research for quite some time. it will not be easy for fiat
chrysler to convince the justice department otherwise. the stock has dropped by a good 4%. general motors on the other side gaining 1%. gm is much heavier invested in electric vehicles, so at this point that seems to be the trend, and not diesel. >> think very much for the analysis. -- thank you very much for the analysis. back to you. brent: here is a reminder of the top story we're following printed british police have named -- we are following. british police have named the man accused in the bombing from last night in manchester. he is salman abedi. the islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack. after a break, i will be back to take you through the day. we will have more coverage of the attack in manchester. we want to leave you now with pictures of manchester, morning -- mourning but standing united
in the wake of that terrorist attack. ♪ >> ♪ who can say where the road goes where the day goes only time and who can say if your love goes as your heart shows only time ♪ ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] y
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