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the soviet union's heritage where does russia stand today and moscow's empire our series starting november fifth on g w. this is d w news live from berlin lebanon's prime minister resigns and fires a broadside at iran saad hariri move back to the middle east but took the middle east by surprise he talked about the evil that iran spreads in the region will live to beirut also coming up u.s.
president donald trump and his wife pay homage to the servicemen who died in the japanese attack on pearl harbor world war two trump is about to start an extensive tour of asia with north korea topping the agenda. but also look ahead to tonight's heavyweight bundesliga clash as reigning champions byron munich travelled to a barista dortmund side in christ's. welcome to the program i met hermann it is good to have you with us now the prime minister of lebanon has resigned unexpectedly taking shots at iran as he went saad hariri attacks teheran and its lebanese allies as by law for spreading chaos strife and destruction throughout the middle east in a televised address from saudi arabia ari said the evil that iran spreads in the
region will backfire on it or every surprise move plunges lebanon into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. all right for more i am joined by ben to beirut she is the middle east director with the foundation fink tank there. hariri claimed that his life was in danger and made a rather unusual move or resigning from saudi arabia is this a legitimate threat. we never know about the facts here but we also also have to keep in mind that his father was assassinated in two thousand play here and the plot until today has not completely been worked through legally and yet there were there are threats to politicians here occasionally and i think this is where this comes from and this allegation of course is pretty strong we haven't seen any indication before that his life might be up to that and if you mention that he has
been issuing his men from saudi arabia that actually is domestically a bit difficult because many lebanese this seems to show that it's actually saw the influence in lebanon that it's being expressed here and that this is not only a domestic matter yeah absolutely i mean limit on is a divided country it's roughly split between christians and muslims the muslims themselves are split between sunni and shia and you know the two big power brokers in this region are saudi arabia and iran who is hariri representing in this conflict and where is the country go from here well really belongs to this only group of eleven and thereby they have been supported by saudi arabia and you have. a lot of the other site that are being supported by iran and this has driven between the political factions here particularly in light of the syria conflict hizbollah is siding with the us that regime that has really have this well they're
opposed to it and so are their respective international factors and this it definitely is it is the most strain on the small country as lebanon it's and just constantly an issue to negotiate compromise between the two of them. all right benta sheller in beirut thank you very much for joining us thank you to move on now to some of the other stories making news around the world the german foreign minister mark gabriele has held talks with his turkish counterpart. meeting took place during a previously announced visit to turkey relations between those two countries have been under strain since turkish authorities detained more than ten german citizens on terror charges. deposed cattle on president because pushed him on has said he'll define an international arrest warrant issued by a spanish judge whose amount flew to belgium following catalonia as a declaration of independence is supporters turned out in force in barcelona to
protest against the warrant and against the jailing of eight members of the cattle and government. an american journalist has been arrested in zimbabwe after allegedly insulting president robert mugabe. donna martha o'donovan is said to have called him a selfish and sick man on twitter she's charged with attempting to overthrow the government which carries a prison sentence of up to twenty years for us production company netflix says it has severed ties with the actor kevin spacey it also says it will not be involved in the production of these series house of cards if space remains in it this comes as the star faces multiple allegations of sexual mates misconduct. moving to some other news u.s. president donald trump is set to embark on a landmark tour of asia and a five nation trip will be the longest by a sitting u.s.
president in more than twenty five years trump is currently in hawaii but on sunday he will be flying to japan there he will hold talks with japanese prime minister shinzo abbay from japan he then heads over to south korea where he will talk about north korea's nuclear program extensively those talks will be taking center stage after then it is down on to china beijing where he holds talks with president xi jinping the next stop vietnam there he will attend the asia pacific economic cooperation conference or apec from there trump then heads over to the philippines for one more summit this time it's the association of southeast asian nations so this trip now it promises to be a diplomatic balancing act for a president who seeks to make america great again while also trying to reassure his asian allies that they continue to have u.s. support rich in symbolism the site of the japanese attack on u.s.
soil more than seventy years ago is the starting line for donald trump to obstacle course across asia. as he paid his respects at powell haba the suspect sort of conflict with north korea may not have been far from his thoughts. in tokyo japan's prime minister courting a deferent trump daughter ivanka enjoying japanese hospitality ahead of our father's arrival the white house has been laying out its strategy on north korea. in assessing the degree to which we're successful in galvanizing other nations to ensure that that the leadership there concludes that it has to denuclearize we need some time for that to work and what we can't afford to do is enter into these long drawn out to go she ations that allow north korea to use those negotiations as a cover for continuing their nuclear missile programs some locals though are opera
hence of. judgment but. i do wonder if things will be ok. like what will happen to the world. i wonder about trump's response to north korea and things like that boy there are things that scare me. he's becoming friendly with prime minister. i don't know if that's right or not. and so like in the united states trump divides opinion. but. it's one thing if we were to imagine a war i believe south korea would have an advantage however since the consequences of war would be detrimental to all of us i hope president for solves the korean peninsula issues through peace talks. from the presidential palace menu c.n.n. has called for dialogue with their northern neighbors trump however professed tough on top. he'll take that message to beijing hoping china delivers
a little tensions over china's ambitions in the size china sea and trade will also dominant discussions with president xi. how to increase business opportunities in an uncertain world that is the focus of the asia pacific regional conference being held in perth australia that gathering brings together political and business leaders from australia germany and asia pacific nations to help boost trade now germany is represented by its president on fata steinmeyer here's what he had to say. it's good for miss europe has not been as prominent in this region as it once was so me is an decades ago and well you get to know your child and so i think our attendance has as a wake up call for us europeans to increase our presence in the prisons here so i especially at a time when the world is changing also in this southeastern region. and
in the china with this strong economy and the high expectations on his politicians is naturally assuming an increasingly dominant role will people are asking where is america. and where is europe these are these are merely one more is doable and there are many good reasons why europe should take on a more prominent role in the region but indians are. climate experts and activists are gathering in the german city of bond for the un climate change conference that will chart the way forward for the paris accord cup twenty three as it's known doesn't start until monday but already activists are making their views clear twenty three thousand delegates scientists and activists are expected president donald trump announced earlier this year he was pulling the united states out of the paris accord of must it can get a better deal but hopes are high that progress can be made without the u.s.
. well at a demonstration in bonn is sanya dean the leader of the use environment team so new what's happening where you are what are the demands of these protesters. well as you can see behind me is the protests and we're live from bond with the more than ten thousand people who are demanding an immediate and socially responsible phase out of coal so coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel and just fifty kilometers from where we are here in bonn is the guards feiler coal mine the open pit brown coal mine which is the largest emitter of c o two in all of europe so the demonstration just two days ahead of the start of the climate conference is demanding an immediate phase out from coal. remember germany has a long history with coal but in recent years it's been considered a forerunner in climate protection what are we hearing about them being at risk of missing some of these emission reduction goals however is this going to damage
germany's reputation as a as a climate leader germany's reputation as a climate leader is certainly at risk. germany's climate goals promise basically the german government promised by twenty forty sorry by twenty twenty to have a forty percent reduction in its. in its c o two emissions and it looks like it's not going to make it so it's very much in danger of losing its reputation and that is another reason why these protesters are demanding a quick phase out of coal in order to for germany to attain its its promise and its emission reductions all right sonia dean thanks for joining us from the protests of the climate conference involved. sports now a look at friday's bundesliga action is a bit of braman travel to frankfurt on match day eleven the visitors have been poor the season they actually fired their coach alexander noori earlier this week
interim coach florian cofield was put in charge for this game and frankfurt took an early lead on the rich scoring absolutely beautiful right here at raven they actually hit back just eight minutes later nicklaus moyes zonda with their equaliser coming up. just there. and things stayed level until the eighty ninth minutes when. sebastian on their clinched victory for frankfurt that beat the flick fair and beaten in five games frankfurt doing quite well. elsewhere in the bundesliga dortmund host by undertaking the biggest clash of the weekend the home team are in second place they trailed by and by just three points but they've been in poor form recently managing to take just one point from their last three games on the other hand they have a perfect record since your pikas took over as coach last month. by and have their swagger back that's been the case since the return of coach your pint is just in
time for the german classico away to dortmund the defending champions are now top of the table which gives them added confidence but. i don't think the pressure is on us this week i'd be very unhappy that went out three points ahead after two or three weeks of being five points behind. his has clearly lifted the mood in munich and the club has strengthened its defense along the way but the coach doesn't want his club to go into the match over confident against a struggling dortmund side. we shouldn't just naively believe getting weaker and we can take them with one hand tied behind our back on the contrary this will be a very intense game. intense and you've confused. but intensity requires a strong dortmund lately they've here's a slump no wins in the last three matches and the implementation of peter boss game
plan continues to cause problems. early in the season we were on a roll and nobody talked about it it's normal that when you're not winning and he will talk about it because it is what football fans around the world talk about after saturday's game remains to be seen with a win dortmund could be back in first and see some positive headlines. well you're watching getting the news from berlin and we'll have more news coming up at the top of the hour your news now at our web site. germany state by state. the most colorful. the liveliest. the most traditional. find it all at any time. check in with a web.