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the philippines controversial president rodrigo to terror to go to manila for the latest. spanish prime minister mariano rajoy visits abbas alone for the first time since imposing direct rule and as regional elections loom. spain's economic recovery to removing pro independence parties from power. plus a first for the arab world the louvre abu dhabi opened its doors to the public the billion dollar project promises to act as a bridge between east and west through the medium of. the money welcome to the program president donald trump has arrived in manila it's the last leg of his asia tour the most ambitious trip by a u.s. . in decades trump was welcomed by his host philippines president for drink go to
tetter the u.s. president is in manila to attend the summit of asia pacific leaders a one on one with the filipino leader is also expected to take place. when are joined by correspondent ana santos who is in manila and it's good to see you so trump and the meeting separately what's the aim of that meeting. where they are supposed to have a bilateral meeting to discuss economic ties and also counterterrorism measures but i have to tell you that you know this brewing bromance between the two world leaders is something that's wildly kind of well the anticipated here we saw this bromance kind of starting dring the campaign period there was a lot of similarities between the two world leaders their boss around the seamy it was how much younger partners they both have an intolerance for dissent and they both have
a disdain for media you know that character was often called trump of the east and it was a title that he kind of welcomed he said that oh trump and i are the same we both like to curse all this bromance as you've so aptly put it aside the main focus of trump's visit to the philippines is the summit what can we expect from that. well definitely there's going to be a lot of talks about economic integration president to tara has been emphasizing inclusive prosperity for the region and we're also hoping to see some more indication from the u.s. about what their foreign policy is going to be if you remember the criticizer of donald trump barack obama he had a clear foreign policy which is the pivot southeast asia so the region is going to be eagerly looking at what this far if there's going to be mentioning or policy or what stance and position the u.s. going to take in the region and
a santos joining us from manila thank you. donald trump's trip to asia has been overshadowed by the russia affair on saturday trump said he believed the russian president when he told in moscow had not meddled in the twenty sixteen presidential elections that prompted criticism at home and a day later trump attempted to clarify the comments saying he backs the conclusions of u.s. intelligence agencies but he also avoided accusing putting i believe he believes that and it's very important for somebody to believe i believe that he feels that he and russia did not meddle in the election as to whether i believe it or not with our agencies especially as currently constituted with their leadership i believe in our intel agencies our intelligence agencies. lebanon is calling for answers after its prime minister saad hariri resigned unexpectedly he announced he was stepping down during a visit to saudi arabia last week lebanon has now called on the saudi government to
explain why he is still there and has not returned home on saturday really appeared on state television with the saudi king the lebanese government believes hariri is being held against his will his surprise resignation has plunged lebannon into a political crisis and made it the new focus of the long running power struggle between saudi arabia and iran. time now for some of the other stories making news around the world reporters in iraq have found what they believe to be a mass grave used by so-called islamic state to dispose of their victims according to witnesses the militants forced people to line up at the edge of the sinkhole near mosul before killing them if confirmed it would be the largest mass grave in syria and iraq. u.s. and south korean warships are conducting naval drills in the western pacific the four day exercise is spearheaded by three american aircraft carriers the largest of
their type in the world officials in seoul say the show of military might is intended as a deterrent to any provocation from north korea. voting is underway in the second round of slovenia's presidential election opinion polls puts incumbent forward on course to secure a second term his nearest rival is my own side which also seems voting and he is an anti-establishment candidate and local man the president is largely ceremonial but has the power to nominate top officials. a tense day in catalonia spanish prime minister mariano rajoy visited the volatile region for the first time since dismissing its a session is government but didn't come to make nice meeting with. as of his conservative party the spanish had called on catalyst to kick out separatists in the next months snap elections but he also urged business he does not to turn their backs on the region but the standoff shows no signs of abating on saturday hundreds
of thousands of protesters took to the streets of boston know not to call for the release of its jailed political leaders. following that story for us is d.w. spain correspondent michelle and hanna good to see you so raw attended a party meeting in barcelona ahead of elections in december what the main issues that he addressed more than a meeting it was actually the kickoff to the korea lection complain for his partido pople are the conservative party presenters the main candidate for the party it was the stereotype party event in a sealed off environment inside rather than in a public space and raw wholly during his speech in his first appearance since this conflict started in barcelona in catalonia the region itself he has launched a vigorous attack on the independence leaders the pro independence movement itself
he has called them criminals he has called them childish actually i think in his speech he was very much on pre-election mode already and he knows that the upcoming snap elections on the twenty first of december will be really difficult for his party in catalonia so very tough words from rahowa but we've seen hundreds of thousands of people on the streets for weeks now in barcelona but testing against the spanish government control is surely win over voters there. to me it looked like he didn't even try today in his speech that didn't show any sign of reconciliation where he didn't try to bridge in between these two camps the pro independence. people as we have seen them again in high numbers out on the street yesterday so he didn't seem to try and win win over any catalan voters actually today he was rather addressing his voters in the rest of spain in staging himself
as the defender of the fatherland of the one who stands for law and order and who will restore as he put normality in catalonia and in doing so for the rest of the entire country so i believe his strategy is more directed towards the rest of spain rather than really looking at the regional elections all right nischelle briefly roy's handling of the situation has been heavily criticized but what do you make of it it's been criticised because of this harsh policy has line also because he has left it in the hands of the judges to solve a political dispute a conflict that's haunting the region for decades you could say and now we have several politicians voted reapers sensitive off the people behind bars so this kind of handling has been criticised by many observers here in spain michel out ahead of joining us from valencia thank you. hollywood star. has
been flexing his environmental muscles at the un climate conference in bonn right here in germany they're telling you to act and former governor of california is highly critical of the climate policy is a view us president donald trump has campaigning for more green energy and cuts in emissions but he says environmental activists need to communicate better to get the public's attention. i can do the best action movie in the world but if i don't know how to communicate to the people to get them into the theater the movie is going to die at the box office and it's going to go in the toilet so this is why it is so important if you start communicating it's time that we wake up it's time that we wake up and talk about what really matters here is what matters the twenty five thousand people dying every day because of pollution. britain's prince charles has led the countries on you'll remember in sunday's ceremony marking the
end of world war one in november of one nine hundred eighteen prince charles laid a wreath at london's center tough war memorial taking up a role that his mother queen elizabeth carried out for more than six decades she has been gradually cutting back on public duties those attending the ceremony also observed a moment of silence to honor the dead from world war one and later conflicts. to motor sports now and mark marquez has been crowned moto g.p. champion for the fourth time in five seasons now the spiny had started the race in valencia from pole and only needed to finish eleventh to clinch the title but there was a stare as he briefly dropped down to fifty two leaving the track and taking a detour through gravel the honda driver back to cross the finish line in third and
claim the title in the season's final race. and across morocco scenes of jubilation to celebrate a return to the world cup after two decades away the team they defeated ivory coast had become a regular fixture at the time and in morocco absence young and old took to the streets in fishes like fairs marrakesh and other they had as moroccans possibly well into the night. the louvre is one of the world's most famous museums and now it has a system museum in abu dhabi thousands of visitors attended the opening in a spectacular building designed by french architect john nouvelle the building like the museum itself attempts to combine eastern and western influences it's also the first of its kind in the arab region here's will. queuing in the thirty degree heat renowned name from the summer. cooler paris is already pulling a crowd in the arab world for the opening of the louvre abu dhabi the five thousand
tickets went quickly like the arts many visitors have come from europe the local seem to like it. we've been waiting for more than ten years so we're very proud to have an institution like this here the europeans took our artifacts and so the arabs are ok with taking the name at least and create also museums and bring part of the art back and also some european art so i think it's actually quite a good thing and. it's precisely what the rich. wants the orient and the rest of the world comes together in arts grand historical qur'an editions vinci's belfair on the air by way where a sculpture fountain of light. the shakes have left the structure of this rabia louvre true a frenchwoman star architect john nouvelle who time spans one hundred eighty meters i designed it invites interpretation. just looking at this new thinking about how
they did this based on like the palm trees the print of the palm trees it's so creative like you know it's connecting that culture and modernise them together so it's really nice to see that. i'm so they're celebrating this in their own way but artistic expertise is name recognition come as a price the emirates has spent around one point five billion euros on the overall project including loan fees for the arts from the original in paris it gives a stronger exposure in terms of cultural associations with with france and with europe i think it's fantastic that the louvre opened a new branch in the middle east it's for a limited time though the name can only be used for thirty years in six months no wonder the opening has been long and ostentatious now it's time to see whether this temple of high art can help bridge the arab and western worlds.
and now a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you u.s. president donald trump has arrived in manila for the as you know summit where he's expected to hold a one on one with the philippines president rodrigo detesting it's the last leg of his thirteen day asia tour. that's all for now here deja vu in berlin but be sure to tune in for more news at the top of the hour in the meantime you can log on to our website it's really easy to remember d.w. dot com for more news updates and feel free to follow us on social media we are at the news thank you for watching.