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slavery in the twenty first century. starting december second on d w. this is d w news live from berlin tonight u.s. president donald trump on his way home headed for the next big problem trying to bidding farewell to asia only to fly into a domestic storm of controversy fresh allegations that his attorney general may have failed to tell the truth about times to russia also coming up.
a voice in the areas hit by sunday's earthquake in iran and iraq thousands of people have lost everything and are now facing an impossible future and the people worst hit by climate change are often poor or now wealthy nations and other groups are giving a boost to a strategy that aims to ease their plight. i bring coffee it's good to have you with us i never lie that is what u.s. attorney general jeff sessions told members of congress today he rejected allegations that he deliberately misled lawmakers earlier this year about his.
communications between russia and trump's presidential campaign but sessions told the house judiciary committee that he does now recall a meeting with former trump campaign advisor george peppard up a list in which russian connections were discussed now in previous testimony under oath sessions had denied knowledge of any such contacts here's what he had to say earlier today frankly i had no recollection of this meeting until last these news reports i do now recall that the march twenty sixth team meeting at the trump hotel that mr operate out attended but i have no clear recollection the details of what he said at that meeting after reading his account into the bafta my recollection i believe that i wanted to make clear to him that he would not authorize to represent that campaign with the russian government or any other foreign government for that matter that the u.s.
attorney general jeff sessions there let's go to washington our correspondent carlina chinmoy is on the story for us good evening to you carlina so it looks like we've got an attorney general struggling to achieve total recall year is this man is he credible or is he not. hi brant well apparently we have already seen at least three hearings in which sessions gave false or misleading statements to the senate about his involvement in the contacts with russia the words we just heard come after his statements in former hearings this year also in the senate also on the investigation about the alleged russian meddling in the u.s. elections last year but then sessions denied once again that he had communications with the russian or to anyone connected to any part of the russian government during the elections in two thousand and sixteen and even though the attorney general began saying my sorry hasn't changed today his story has changed in the
very moment he said he didn't recall the meeting of march with george peppard former policy advisor of donald trump but this happens after the court records reveal that mr sessions not only was part of a meeting but he was even leading a meeting in march two thousand and sixteen with papadopoulos discussing his russian ties and suggesting setting up a meeting between. putin the russian president so saying one thing and then the giving and then recalling a different thing makes a session statements implausible and it definitely raises questions about his credibility brand of course leaves us jasc the next question what does it mean then for the u.s. president all troll well it doesn't affect him directly now but this is again one more step forward in miller's investigation or russians alleged meddling in the u.s.
elections last year but for sessions it could mean that he misled the senate on this investigations that means he lights to the congress and thereby he could have committed perjury. our correspondent in washington charlie mitchell more colia thank you very much. well the u.s. president is on his way back to washington after a packed visit that took him to japan south korea china vietnam and the philippines the president said that he had made progress with his agenda on trade and he also claimed to have made friends at the highest levels in asia. donald trump may have wrecked in the art of the deal but the arts of diplomacy hasn't always come easy so this was going to be an ambitious too by any measure he was there to rally u.s. troops put it on. confront pyongyang's provocations. north
korea is a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action and do some deals. trumps bed to shore up the pacific alliance began in japan where traits of subtlety and nuance were in short supply. not his host prime minister shinzo lobby minded very much. the reception was always going to be frosty here in south korea trump has accused saul of weakness in the face of the north yet trump speech to parliament eons confounded his critics. if you want peace you must stand strong at all times. it's a big banquet the commander in chief had a diplomatic trick up his sleeve. videos of his drowned daughter singing in mandarin a surefire way to please his hosts trump had cause to celebrate as he later claimed
president xi would up the sanctions against north korea and move to a life foreign companies access to the country. it was a casual some see cozy encounter with. his next summit that threatened to derail the grand to. trump was again dogged by questions of russian meddling in u.s. democracy. by the end of his odyssey he was getting used to the red carpet treatment even if it meant embracing filipino president rodriguez. a man accused of mass extrajudicial killings. this was turned to be entertained. and three. at the end of the summit is trump's relationship with new friends that may risk in
saron among the allies. well i'm joined now by annaliese royal she's a professor at cornell university in ithaca new york she's an expert on trans national policy and relations in asia professors good to have you on the show how successful do you think trump's tour of asia really was well i think for us interests it was simply a disaster and i think we'll look back on this. trip as a moment in which the u.s. seems to have abdicated its traditional leadership role you know leadership is about a lot more than economic power a lot more than military power it's about values and it's about expertise and fortunately our president this time did not live up to those qualities. on air force one earlier today a trump told reporters that he had. forced if you will countries in asia to
respect the u.s. again what was there a deficit of trust by asian countries to begin with. no i think he's he's quite wrong on that and i in in in asia in general there has long been quite a lot of trust of the united states in fact the u.s. has played a very important leadership role in asia since about world war two. but you know asia and peoples on the whole really respect indication they respect preparation and they respect expertise and they frankly don't understand the shoot from the hip sort of style that president trump displayed on this trip and the fact that the u.s. didn't have didn't come to the table with a clear proposal didn't move the the ball forward on any of the important issues in
the region from trays to security i think is going to contribute to a loss of respect not gaining a respect professor on all these royals joining us tonight from cornell university in the us professor also you very much we appreciate your insights thank you. well police in the u.s. state of california say at least five people have been killed in a shooting eyewitnesses say a gunman opened fire at a home near red bluff and then carried on shooting at several locations including an elementary school and a kindergarten officials say no children were killed but a number were wounded the local assistant sheriff spoke to reporters a short while ago. i am told at this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement but what we have about one hundred one person of personnel in russia to him right now with multiple multiple scenes.
i can think of at least five seems that i've. been told about so we are spread then but we have a lot of resources right now and you can see that we're still requesting a month's is and we're still doing our work all right from north america to africa witnesses in zimbabwe say they've seen tanks moving near the capital harare video posted on social media appears to show armored personnel carriers in a convoy heading towards an army barracks just outside the city now this comes amid heightened tensions in zimbabwe between the army and president robert mugabe last night the head of the army threatened that the military could step in after mugabe sacked the country's vice president the ruling party has now with hughes the army chief of trees. well tonight iran is scrambling to bring help to thousands of people left homeless by sunday's earthquake the country's state media
had previously reported more than five hundred killed in that quake but that figure has been revised down tonight it said four hundred thirty to eight thousand people were also injured in the region bordering iraq now iranian president hassan rouhani has been visiting one of the worst hit provinces emergency workers say that they have in their efforts to rescue survivors they say there is no hope of finding anyone else alive. amid the rubble the frantic search for the living has turned into ever covering effort. as rescue workers retrieve the dad the very eve turn left to grapple with lives and homes ruined. among the worst hit places is the remote site pull is a hub much of the town has been destroyed. mined
out that we still had to pay off our debts on this house i was already jobless and couldn't pay them now it's totally destroyed and our furniture is gone i couldn't set up that i want to take just out to collecting desperate they once took them a month to clear rubble from a high rise how can i finish such a job in a town with thousands of people and families so quickly. iranian president hassan rouhani paid a visit to the region and promised the government would provide temporary shelters and money to help those affected. me from behind me. i wish to assure all people who have suffered and that the government will do everything in its power to resolve the problems in the shortest possible time runs along the route home as we're going to. the disaster has left an estimated seventy thousand people homeless and battling the called in the mountainous region as winter gets closer and now here is some of the other stories that are making
headlines around the world the european union is facing fresh criticism over its policies on migrants from the united nations human rights chief he condemned the e.u. for helping libya's coast guard intercept people making illegal crossings after interception the migrants are often detained in libya there the un rights chief says they face quote imaginable horrors. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has held talks with me in mars' leader aung sang suu kyi it happened on the sidelines of the a xian summit tillerson flies to me in march tomorrow to discuss the row hinge refugee crisis suchi is under global pressure to take action more than six hundred thousand row hinge of muslims have fled a military crackdown to neighboring bangladesh thousands of women have protested in brazil over moves in parliament to criminalize abortions without exception
terminations are currently allowed in limited cases including rape and life threatening pregnancies the proposed total ban would need a majority in both houses to become law. volunteers in indonesia have managed to save six sperm whales stranded on a beach in ahci province hundreds of locals looked on as the massive mammals take a look right here were pushed out into deeper water the beached pond was discovered on monday for whales died before they could be rescued you're watching t.w. news live from berlin still to come italy missed out on the world cup after they failed to be sweden in their qualifying play all so what went wrong. with italian soccer. or representatives from some two hundred nations are currently working on implementing the details of the paris climate a cool word that is going on at the un talks in bonn germany one major issue on the
agenda insurance against climate change droughts and heavy rainfall are rising and the poor are often the hardest hit they may lose their property they may lives their livestock or crops as a result an estimated twenty six million people fall into extreme poverty every year countries in africa and the caribbean can now insure themselves against the consequences of extreme weather in africa over thirty countries have joined together to form an insurance scheme called the african risk capacity now it uses fixed criteria to decide if a weather event can be called extreme also each government must decide how to use the insurance payments before a disaster takes place the aim there is to help people quickly and effectively martini a offered one example of how the insurance can work in two thousand and fourteen
the west african country experienced its worst drought in over a decade and it received insurance money just a year later now that money was used to provide food for one point three million people and it helped save a half save at least a million animals in bonn germany today germany pledged one hundred twenty five million dollars to boost the work of an international insurance partnership that aims to cover four hundred million more poor and vulnerable people against disaster risk by the year twenty twenty. destruction wherever one looks a small town in colombia after the storm hit these are the effects of climate change few people in developing regions like this have insurance when the weather turns violent many lose all they have. in africa droughts are becoming more common with their own disastrous consequences. germany britain france and several other countries are trying to help at the global climate conference in bonn they are
leading efforts to provide insurance against these risks. and. if you've lost two straight harvests to drivers and your throat is also looking about it you shouldn't have to wait till it's a full blown famine you should have the opportunity to invest to buy seeds for example. softwoods to push off and. the goal is to have some four hundred million people insured by twenty twenty. this delegate from fiji made it clear how pressing the issue has become in his homeland only one person in ten has any insurance at all environmental groups welcome the new insurance fund and say it should be mandatory. eyeing the state of the things shouldn't be on a voluntary basis it should be that whoever pollutes the atmosphere has to be involved we're not seeing that right now the rich countries have not gotten involved in discussions about providing compensation for the damage their actions
have done to the atmosphere and. pledges totaling some seven hundred million dollars have been collected so far compared to the billions developing countries face off to disasters it's a drop in the bucket but at least it's a start. we're going to talk more money they'll have your for is here from our business desk a lot of economic figures were revealed today that's right brand we've had the economic fears for germany and the whole of the eurozone we're going to start right here in germany because we have more good news for the german economy it's been growing faster than expected propelled by strong exports and investments europe's biggest economy expanded by zero point eight percent in the third quarter that's up over the zero point six percent in the previous quarter joints spain as the fastest growing economies in the eurozone the average rise in g.d.p. across the one thousand nine hundred of the eurozone in the third quarter is a comfortable zero point six percent now in contrast to that we all knew it was coming and now it's finally here that failed to make two coupon
payments on monday and has now been declared in selective default by ratings agency standard and poor's it's also predicting more shortfalls president nicolas maduro had promised to negotiate a debt restructuring with creditors but apparently the answer he got was thanks but no thanks. there's venezuela running right out of money. the much awaited answer a decisive government meeting with creditors ended abruptly after only thirty minutes afterwards participants talked of having listened to confused statements but no concrete proposals on restructuring the country's massive debt. instead they were offered colorful packets of venezuelan chocolate and coffee. as recently as sunday president nicolas maduro had said his country would never default and promised investors a good deal. but venezuelan vice president sammy wrapping up tuesday's
proceedings with a press conference had nothing firm to say about his country's future on state controlled t.v. rather than laying out a plan he blamed the u.s. for venezuela's quandary talking of an economic war by donald trump against the country a few months ago the u.s. imposed sanctions on venezuela the e.u. hasn't followed suit but did impose an embargo on weapons sales to caracas the e.u. doesn't want to worsen the plight of venezuela's people who are suffering under catastrophic shortages. inflation is running at fifty percent food and medical supplies are scarce. yet venezuela still hopes to pull through. there is a little bit of perhaps. a rise in the courts that venezuela could. restructure with russia perhaps. in the week an agreement with russia could keep the venezuela debt cliffhanger going for another few days at least. some corporate
news now and folks larding is hitting the headlines yet again but this time it's not about the diesel gate scandal it's far worse for the image of germany's biggest company for its buying is being accused of actively contributing to the military dictatorship that brazil had with the carmaker has important operations and as you saw the reaction from v.w. headquarters is silence. brazilian federal prosecutors say the german carmaker folks fogging worked hand in hand with the country's military dictatorship they confirm horrendous accusations the v.w. helped suppress regime opponents and they say the company wasn't under duress government appointed investigated what are seeming gardy summed up the damning testimony. it was active collaboration. w. supply details which they weren't asked for on its own initiative we w passed on documents about workers which the company considered to be subversive. of god he went even
further he says we double use brazil subsidiary also swap blacklists of government opponents with other companies but it also bears responsibility for the arrests of political dissidents on fox premises the arrested workers were later tortured in jail by the military and fox guarding headquarters involves the company has so far not commented on the substance of the report but does say it's time for action. but then in december we'll be holding an event in brazil in december where we'll approach the affected people meeting with high ranking folks in representatives but we'll also be putting a package of sustainable measures into effect that those harmed by folks actions can finally hope for compensation after forty years. it's all for business back to brand for more sports news now and there's no doubt for the ladies knowing that mama mia that's what they're saying if it lead to
a year it was italy's probably worst nightmare not qualifying for next year's world cup and it has happened italy failed to beat sweden in a qualifying match and they are out of the world cup leaving the nations stunned and disappointed. talian football's worst nightmare has come true a lack of firepower against sweden leaves. company missing out on only the third world cup in the team's history he is there is fans were understandably dejected afterwards and blaming everyone for the defeat. but this is everyone's fault not just the fault of the coach as federation president to vecchio fault it's the federations felt the match mirror as a country which is phoning up pots like you italy is still trying to accept their earth shattering loss to sweden. you know. i'm down. we're all in tears because we did our best but this will haunt us forever. it's
a huge disappointment that we will struggle to comprehend. it's a tearful farewell on his tenure between the posts in one match shy of becoming the only goalkeeper to play in six world cups the dominant defender defined italy's on field persona for two decades without him italy's football future is in question. in his words alone one of the largest flawless diamonds ever cut has been auctioned off. you see right there the massive diamond fetched a final price of nearly thirty million dollars it's a whopping one hundred sixty three carat jewel and the auction price includes the emerald necklace in which it sets the gym was cut down from an even bigger rough diamond found last year in
a mine in angola. here's a reminder of the top stories that we're following for you rescuers in iran have ended their search for survivors in sunday's earthquake the country has observed a day of mourning for the more than four hundred people who were killed u.s. attorney general jeff sessions has told members of congress that he did not lie he rejected allegations that he deliberately misled lawmakers earlier this year about his knowledge of possible communications between russia and trump's presidential campaign. and don't forget you can always get the w. news on the go just download our app from google play or from the apple store that will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can all use so use the d.w. app to send us photos and videos when you see news happening.
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