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>> this is dw news coming to you live from berlin. deadlocked, no daring of differences between the u.s. and its allies at the g7 summit in sicily. also on the show, shot dead on their way to a monastery. at least 28 people killed when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt. looking ahead to one of the biggest matches in german soccer, the cup final.
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glory up for grabs. will it be comets or the local boy who lead berlin -- thomas or the local boy who lead berlin? ♪ sara: thanks for tuning in. leaders of the world's seven top industrialized nations, the g7 have wrapped up their first day of a summit on the isld of sicily. coming together on issues ke trade and climate change, that is being difficult. when it comes to the fight against terror, they pledged more to do --they pledged to do more to cut off the lifeline of terror.
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>> they went for a relaxed walk in the small sicilian town and a day into the normally well meetd not get a joint declaration off the ground. >> it was a very constructive and honest atmosphere. that is the really advantage of these g-7 meetings. you get close together and can quickly change of use. i would not say it was confrontational but it was very likely and productive -- lively and productive conversation. correspondent: trade and climate change are the thorny issues on the agenda. trump continues to make no
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comment on either trade or the climate treaty but instead reached an agreement with the japanese climate minister about sanctions on north korea. >> it is a world problem and it will be solved at some point. you can bet on that. correspondent: at least of the issue of terrorism provided a case of cooperation among all g7 states. angela merkel, u.s. to leave early, once a pledge from all nations. >> it is important as leaders that we show our fierce determination to ensure we use every tool available to us to fight against terrorism. correspondent: one document signed and a round of applause,
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despite the differences of this first day. sara: good to see you. merkel says the other g7 members try to convince trump to back these climate records that he would not budge. why do you think that is? >> he deserves the right to make up his mind on where he stands on climate change. he has described it as a hoax in the past but for n the united states is locked into this paris agreement. they could opt to get out of it. it was feared that could happen. now with the g 20 meeting coming up in germany, that leaves more scope to find out how far it is possible to go with this
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administration. the united states has not made up their mind yet. sara: they did manage to present a united front on terrorism but what are they going to do about it? >> it is not surprising they could find some agreement. the german chancellor spoke about this. >> our document on terrorism also aims at terrorism in other countries and not those here today. we agreed on three points, first, a better exchange of information among our countries. we have already made considerable progress but this is essential. plus of the drying up of resources for financing for terrorists and to make sure the internet cannot be used to spread islamist, terrorist
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propaganda. correspondent: g7 leaders were rather detailed and committed themselves to have the private sector have more control over the internet. this row between the united states and great britain, this seems to be contained or now. sara: were there any surprises this time around? correspondent: not really, we saw the signs coming that this would be a very difficult g7 summit. some major points are still really to put down. there are no real givens like the commitment to free trade that we have seen in previous g7 meeting. -- meetings. it was kind of a given.
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this is all of them the open -- out in the open. sara: trump have a shaky relationship with these leaders, what kind of reception has he received? correspondent: we have those pictures of the nato summit in mind with the stony faces. this is the donald trump we expect, he is very self-assured. this is all niceties and being friendly. sara: thanks for your reporting. egypt's air force have carried out six airstrikes on what they called jihadist terrorist camps in libya. this afternoon attack on coptic christians, 28 were killed after a gunman fired onto a bus that
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was traveling to a monastery. pope francis condemned this attack, calling it barbaric. >> they were stopped on a side road in the desert when 8-10 militants came riding in suvs. he opened fire, killing dozens of women and children. coptic leaders called for greater protection in the wake of the attack. they make up 10% of egypt's population. they have long suffered from prosecution but in recent months, the frequency of the attacks against them have increased. two churches were targets of bombings by the islamic state group. the bombings claimed some 70 lives.
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after the bombing in april, the president called a state of emergency. he vowed to crush islamic extremism and protect christians. but many coptics do not feel the state takes their plight serious enough. they are afraid they will face the same fate as christians in other nations that face persecution. sara: here's a look at the stories making news around the world. in a basement in syria, at least 80 people are reported to be killed after u.s. led airstrikes. the dead are relatives of fire fighters -- of is fighters and include children.
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the fbi is investigating donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner. british police say they have arrested another person in relation to this week's attack in manchester. this brings the total number of people arrested over the attacks to 11 now. two were released without charge. just before they died, the manchester victims were enjoying a concert by american superstar ariana grande. the 23-year-old singer suspended her concerts after the suicide attack but now released a statement on twitter saying, i have been thinking of my fans and of you all nonstop over the past week. the compassion, kindness, love on the strength -- love you have
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shown are the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it took to pull something off like what happened. i'm going to be returning to manchester to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families. ariana grande there. monsoon weather has caused massive flooding in sri lanka. some 20,000 people have been removed from their homes into temporary shelters. authorities believe the worst of the rain is almost over but they have warned of possible flooding in downstream areas. here in berlin, a lutheran church has been holding its biannual festival. it is marking 500 years of the reformation and martin luther,
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the man who said it all into motion. president barack obama and chancellor angela merkel were there and it was martin schultz who warned about the risk of a loss of democracy. correspondent: thousands of people in berlin for the kirchentag, the protestant church's they get together. it is a place for political debates. chancellor merkel at the brandenburg gate, debating politics of faith with former president barack obama. marshals, debating the nature of -- martin schultz, debating the nature of politics. regaining public trustee said,
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istanbul --regaining public tr ust he said, is simple. i use language voters understand, that is the only way to win people's trust. correspondent: for him, that involves staying the way he is. no image makeovers for him. >> they told me the suit is all wrong, you have to get rid of the beard, you have the charisma of a train conductor, you look like a banker. sorry, i won't do it. correspondent: how will this go down with his audience? isn't this -- is there a thing as too much authenticity? >> he seems like someone who
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thinks things through, i like that. >> i saw obama yesterday, the debate was less interesting. i was really impressed by schultz. correspondent: staying true to himself, saying no to political packaging, that was his message here today. after a string of setbacks in recent months, that is a great message. with polls giving angela merkel's conservatives a leaf, -- a lead, shelf -- he will have to work to rebuild his campaign. sara: she was known as the queen of kashmir. she is one of the first female
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italian designers to go global with her creations. coming up, combating yellow fever in brazil. stay with us if you can. ♪
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♪ sara: welcome back. you're watching dw news. donald trump will still not back in the paris climate agreement. he broke ranks with other leaders at the g7 summit in sicily but there was a united front there on combating terrorism. more on the g7's most contentious issue, trade. >> sara, we're talking cars. donald trump promised to put the brakes on growing german car sales in the united states. yet many cars by german brands
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are made in the united states, meaning plenty of jobs for american workers. bmw, the company has had a factory in south carolina since 1994. a thousand employees -- 8000 employees. the parent company of mercedes reduces suvs in alabama for the entire north american market. ball flight and -- volkswagen was at the latest german carmaker to open a plant in 2010. the capacity of the plant is 150,000 cars. in donald trump's view, it is not necessarily that germany is selling too much in the united states but that german consumers are not keen on buying cars from american firms and there is truth to that argument. correspondent: why did the new
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u.s. president say the germans are bad entrees, maybe because the germans export more than they import and have done so for decades. in 2016, germany's trade surplus equaled 7% of the country's gdp. >> a trade surplus is neither good or evil, it is at the result of the interplay of supply and demand on global markets. that is how a surplus is created or not. it is rooted in factors that cannot be rectly affected economic or fiscal policies in germany. correspondent: in trade between germany and the united states, german exports to the u.s. keep growing year on year, especially machines, cars and articles -- pharmaceuticals.
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sales --germany sold 56 million more euros to the u.s. than it bought. the european union doesn't like germany's trade surplus either. eu agreements allow for a maximum of just 6% of gdp but the commission does not want to antagonize the germany. germany is not taking any steps to reduce the surplus or increase imports. economic pressure to maintain a trade surplus is strong even the germany offers a wide range of goods that are in demand worldwide. >> strong rhetoric, but the u.s. president has a reputation for
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changing his pointed it quite quickly. we asked our correspondent why business leaders can't take donald trump seriously. correspondent: as you know there was a this trump phenomenon that the stocks we up and up and that has changed somewhat. it seems that there is some level of incompetency within the u.s. administration, at least that is what we are hearing. they are unable to fulfill the policies, enact because these, to draft of the policies that they had promised. the banking sector was very hopeful. then there is this unpredictability of the donald trump. in the beginning he always stressed about the chinese were enjoying their currency, he no longer says that. in the beginning he said that -- in brussels behind closed doors, he said brexit would hurt the
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u.s. economy and cost jobs. a lot of uncertainty and as you know uncertainty is best for the economy and bad for the markets -- is bad for the economy and that for the markets. -- bad for the markets. >> donald trump taking aim at the auto industry, what is wall street's take on that. >> german carmakers are manufacturing a lot of the people's in the u.s. --vehicles in the u.s. and they are exporting vehicles to south america. but when you look at how many german cars americans buy, it is far less than you see from other car manufacturers. the cars are coming from japan.
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toyota and nissan, those are the most american cars on the road and most cars of that german car manufacturers sell are being produced overseas and not in the u.s. it is a mixed picture we see when it comes to german carmakers. >> we heard about the doubts regarding the credibility of donald trump's words, how worried are investors when he talks about imposing punitive tariffs? >> that certainly would be a negative probably for the u.s. economy but if you look at the markets at this point obviously investors only want to see the positive and not be possible negative. -- and not the possible negative.
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if you talk to american companies, 80 not think we will see those unitive terrorists -- tariffs. they like to believe the positive and try to ignore the negative. the future will tell if that is the right sentiment because punitive tariffs would probably be hurtful for all the players involved. >> prices for vanilla have risen drastically, causing ice cream delis major headaches. it marketed from -- the price rocketed from 100 euros to 500 euros. the increasing popularity of natural food products use of boosting demand. despite -- despite the food
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industry, bonilla is a key ingredient in a lot of cosmetics. sarah has a look at one of the biggest gains in german soccer. sara: this is a do not mismatch. -- do not miss match. the only chance for either side to finish this year's campaign. those coaches have a reason to get fired up one last time. correspondent: the cup is ready and waiting for the winner and there's extra motivation to take home the trophy. he is in his first final as a coach and it happens to be in his hometown. >> i was born and raised here and i have lots of friends and relatives here. making it to the final and coming back here with frankfurt is very special. correspondent: the trip to berlin has become routine for them.
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>> you get used to the whole operation, the press conferences take place and how you train before the game. that gives you a degree of calmness. correspondent: that is something that dortman has been missing. speculation has surrounded the team. >> if you say it is his last game, you know more about it than we do. things like that in my personal situation are relevant to our preparations. i believe the squad is calm. correspondent: frankfurt will take inspiration from their improvement of the last 12 months. they face of the relegation playoff deceased day -- just to stay but now they are in the top spot. >> our city has been waiting for
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it. this will be the biggest game in my career so far. correspondent: even the old hands are getting excited for the final. anticipation is building in the capital. sara: speaking of intensity, wait until you get a look at this photo from the u.s. where a woman decided she was not going to stand around while the theif stole her car. she is pumping petrol and a car jacker hops into the suv. she jumps onto the hood of that vehicle. she said she tried to follow her gut instinct and stop the best
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-- the theft. a wild ride. donald trump will still not back the paris climate agreement. he broke ranks with other g7 leaders at a summit in italy but they did agree to combat terror. you're watching dw news live from berlin. thank you watching. i will see soon -- see you soon. -- thanks for watching. ♪ f???????sa
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