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children a bone health. the german aids foundation is supporting dream in mozambique you can do something to give a baby a future without aids. make a donation safe a life. this is t w news coming to you live from berlin a call for urgent action as the u.n. climate summit opens in bomb oh oh. conference host fiji kicks things off the island nation hit hard by rising sea
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levels and warns delegates that time is running out in the fight against climate change also coming up u.s. present don't try fires off a repeat warning over north korea's nuclear threat saying that they're out of strategic patience is over trump is in japan on the second day of his marathon asian tour. small town more news after a mass shooting at a texas church leaves dozens dead the victims reportedly include a pregnant woman and several children. also coming up trouble in paradise a huge leak of documents shows how big corporations and the rich invest in tax havens we'll find out just who's been implicated in what's being called the paradise paper.
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hello i'm terry martin welcome to the program. u.s. president donald trump is in japan on day two of his tour of asia he's meeting with prime minister shinzo to discuss trade and the standoff with north korea the u.s. president pushed japan to buy more american military equipment saying it would help protect against north korean attacks this after trump said he'd be open to sitting down for talks with north korean leader kim jong il and despite high tensions between washington and pyongyang. now trump promised to stand with japan against what he called the north korean menace let's listen in but working to counter the dangerous aggressions of the regime in north korea the regime continued development of its unlawful weapons programs including its
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illegal nuclear tests and outrageous launches of ballistic missiles directly over japanese territory are a threat to the civilized world and international peace and stability we will not stand for that the era of strategic patience is over you know president donald trump there speaking in japan well police in the united states are investigating a mass shooting that left dozens of people dead at a church in texas witnesses said the victims included a pregnant woman and children as young as five years old the massacre comes weeks after a sniper killed fifty eight people in las vegas the tragedy that hit sunday in a small texas town another chapter in a years long national debate over gun control. a candlelight vigil for the victims of the fatal shooting at the first baptist church of sutherland springs residents of this small texas community struggle to make sense of what
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happened. authorities say twenty six people were killed in about twenty others were wounded sunday after a man dressed in black combat gear opened fire inside the church the attackers believed to be a former member of the u.s. air force and received a court martial for assault after leaving the church the gunman was shot at by an armed resident the attacker then fled in his vehicle and was chased by another local man who'd been driving his truck nearby soon afterward the suspect crashed and was found dead we just take pursuit we we speed over eighty seven the traffic and we like i said we had about ninety five going down five thirty nine trying to catch this guy until he ventured he lost control on his all and went off in the
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ditch u.s. president donald trump sent a message of sympathy from japan and suggested the gunman had psychological problems and i think that mental health is your problem here this was a very based on preliminary reports very deranged individual a lot of problems over a long period of time we have a lot of mental health problems in our country as do other countries but this isn't a guns situation i mean we could go into it but it's a little bit soon to go into it but fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise it would have been as bad as it was it would have been much worse now law enforcement officials and this tight knit community want to know why this happened it's been just over a month since another gunman killed dozens of people in las vegas with the same question left unanswered. latest un climate summit has kicked off in ball on with representatives from one hundred ninety seven countries joining
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talks on how to tackle climate change conference opened with a traditional bijan welcome ceremony the types of islanders chairing the conference it's already suffering the effects of global warming and lacks the resources to host the event on the island itself negotiators are working to cap an expected global temperature rise to two degrees or less. well let's go to ball now to the conference and talk with powell a couple year oh she's the global director of the climate program of world resources institute that's an ngo and environmental think tank thanks for talking with this is morning in his opening speech there the fijian prime minister who's chairing this year's conference he said that this was a moment of truth in climate negotiations obviously he's trying to highlight the urgency of these talks do you think this is a moment of truth what makes this
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a critical juncture thank you for having me on the show and definitely it's a critical juncture the science tells us in paris agreement come from that we have to say well under two degrees to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of which many we're already seeing so this is a key window that we have before two thousand and twenty two not only peak but start to decisively to crease global emissions and that means that we have a small window that where it's technically and economically feasible to achieve this aim so yes it's a decisive and critical window what do you think will come out of this conference or let me put it another way what do you think would constitute success in your opinion at this conference. there's three elements that would constitute success at the cop the first one is that we make really decisive progress and on what's called the rulebook or the implementation guidelines of the paris agreement
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a second one is that we are able to really launch twenty eighteen as a very decisive year for climate action that will culminate in the first global stocktake where we take stock of how far we've come and how far we have to go and that's now called the talent show a dialogue showing the leadership of this first island nation cop as you had indicated earlier so that's a second big deliverable and the third one is obviously because we're talking about very vulnerable nations very vulnerable communities that we make real headway on adaptation and particularly on adaptation finance the global community has got to respond to the needs current and emerging needs of the world's most vulnerable now two years and ago in paris the obama administration i was the driving force in these talks now u.s. president dolled trump is threatening to pull the u.s. out of the paris agreement to help the image is that. i don't think it's damaging at all obama's leadership together with that of china was decisive in
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helping us to live or paris but we've been constructing this climate regime for over two decades and we have seen many different nations and many different leaders step up top one was delivered by angela merkel who was then the environment minister of germany and we've seen other nations at decisive moments the bally cop the cancun cough so these are moments when we've seen many different nations that so what we see now is a call for collective leadership and i think that we have seen over the past months and over the past year that there's relentless determination to move ahead with the paris agreement so we will move ahead and we will have climate action at the scale and at the speed that we need. poller caballero the global director of the climate program of world resources institute thank you so much. thank you for having us. there's been another massive leak from an offshore law firm uncovering the use of tax havens by the super rich the files were obtained by
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a german newspaper months ago making sense of it all the same international team of investigative journalists that last year published the panama papers a report revealing the shadowy world of offshore holdings nell there are no sifting through millions of documents from the latest leak at this time called the paradise paper. tax haven bermuda billions are routed through here every year by exclusive law firms which specialize in one area of voiding tax and hiding ownership applebee is one of the biggest offshore law firms like other providers it's a web of intrigue now uncovered by the new data leak. noir leaked tactical is that a house for the new leak revealed the scale of the challenge it's not just a few blocks anyone who works and find is can easily get access to the structure. it's the world of the wealthy in their advisors elaborately cloaked in fabulously
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rich britain's queen elizabeth the second the files show her wealth moves in complicated ways heard ministrations have invested some of her money in a fund in the cayman islands profits there are tax free at the end of the chain the british company bright tiles it sells household appliances to people on low incomes at exorbitant rates of interest it's unlikely the queen would know about it vies as a said to be responsible in any case the queen pays tax voluntarily. multinationals also appear in the files apple inquired in secret communications about finding a corporate base where it could avoid taxes and nike has a convenient set up in the netherlands to lower its tax rates all quite legal tax avoidance in the european union sometimes we are blocked blocked by the fact that number states consider that they should be you can fall in this or that. and now
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we're in a different period that's what i call the transparency. it's high time that everybody goes in the same direction to eliminate food and to combat tax evasion thirteen point four million confidential documents were leaked to a munich based newspaper the paper passed them on to reporters around the world they managed to piece together the global cover up the u.s. commerce secretary wilbur ross is allegedly involved with the russian shipping for through several process plate companies a possible conflict of interest ross insists he's sticking to political questions not overseas shipping operations the confidential documents making up the paradise papers are now public in many tax havens the era of quote discretion may be over. of more of the paralyzed papers i'm joined now here in the studio by robin hardest she is internal managing director of transparency international thanks for being
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with us this morning how significant is this leak how important are the are these paradise papers compared to say the panama papers well this is the second biggest leak following the panama papers but it's really enormous because last year we started this conversation about where is the world going in terms of assessing the dimension of global financial leakage of secrecy of anonymous companies around the world and this continues to point the finger at large companies and major power. titian's in terms of the secrecy surrounding their financial affairs your your organization is demanding that all countries have central public registers of the real owners of companies do you think that's going to happen in the foreseeable future well it's not only going to happen it's already happening in the u.k. they've begun this in denmark and in ukraine there are commitments that are emerging around the world by governments because they recognize it's important to know who is behind the company who's behind the corporate interests who benefits
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from the wealth of corporations the number of. people who are watching this of analysts who are following this they're coming out and saying that now give you an example the pseudo just side to writing no politician major corporation sanctions violator tax evader and so on will be able to stay out of the public do you think that's the case now or can shady deals continue to be done with impunity well as i said we started a dialogue on this last year it's not a new story the global financial markets have exploded in the last several years and it's really important now that leaks which are really like a new form a whistle blowing are here to stay they're here to expose and we need to use this massive information to really get behind the systemic problem that's behind this this financial secrecy around the world final question you work on this a lot what is the next step that needs to be taken to address this issue well we
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need companies to review how they address tax and responsible tax practice and we certainly need governments to enforce and to money laundering and to really be good enforcers and regulators of tax and tax practices around the world ok thank you so much our robyn hode is internal managing director of transparency international . and you are watching news we'll have more by the way on the paradise papers scandal coming up in just a minute with monica in our business segment stay with us for. every journey begins with the first step and every language with the first word published in the. rico is in germany to learn german why not learn a simple online on your mobile and free stuff for a learning course.

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