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this is. from berlin tonight trump macro and watching both leaders trying to show unity on iran u.s. president trump and france's president. they are talking up their cooperation on global challenges including syria north korea and the iran nuclear deal despite all the smiles and the handshakes there were disagreements we'll go live to washington for more also coming up charges for the suspect accused of monday's toronto van attack like many a see it faces it multiple counts of murder and attempted murder after ten people
were killed and fifteen injured and as the syrian conflict enters its eighth year an international fund raising drive begins today in brussels but can this attempt make any difference. i'm bored god it's good to have you with us we begin tonight with french president in washington he has just held a joint press conference with u.s. president donald trump on the second day of his state visit to the u.s. capital ahead of the press briefing the two men put on a show of unity their agenda contained tough topics which they don't necessarily agree on but as their white house meeting got underway mr trump pulled out all the stops to welcome the leaders are seen as his closest contacts in europe.
at the press conference following those talks lavished praise on france for its help in global challenges including attempts to halt north korea's nuclear weapons program. we are grateful for francis key partnership in our campaign of maximum pressure on the north korean regime as you know i will soon be meeting with kim jong un as we seek a future of peace harmony and security for the whole korean peninsula and in fact for the whole world however in pursuit of peace we will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations the campaign of maximum pressure will continue. meanwhile jointed trump and expressing concerns with the iran nuclear deal he said the peeress in washington many seeking
a better agreement with tehran in the future yep and misstep will just it's no mystery that we have different starting positions on iran and neither you nor i have a habit of changing our opinions we've had a very frank discussions when you consider the iran deal negotiated in twenty fifteen to be a deal for a number of months i've been saying it's not a sufficient deal but it has enabled us until twenty twenty five to have some sort of control over their nuclear activities we want to work on a new deal with iran. i want to go now to washington our washington bureau chief alexander phenomena is on the story for us tonight good evening to you alexandra let's talk about this meeting between mr dr and mr macro and the u.s. president today heaping watts of praise on his french counterpart a lot of people even writing that this is
a budding new bromance so why are we seeing such a charm offensive. well what we can say is that both leaders seem to have established a good personal connection a good trip for at that is what is top priority for president trump dealing with foreign leaders that's why he has been repeatedly very positive about china as the president and she he has traced three pieces to the prime minister japan and in this case you have to say that it was a president small call who has been very positioned in trying to forge presidents tromp he has taken a much softer line on president trump than european the there is both leader as the french president and the you ask president show their love for pomp
and circumstance for countries are on the same page when it comes to fighting against terrorism working together of two souls problems in the middle east and in the us africa alexandra what about the differences here we know that they went into these talks with differences on the iran nuclear deal they came out of that with. mr trump saying that he's willing to talk about a new deal or mr mack wrong saying that. as well how do we read that. well the differences remain that's for sure i think that's mccrone strategy here is to say that. he admits that the current iran deal is not sufficient but that that controls some of iran's nuclear activities until twenty twenty five and then the prats that's the french president is ready to work on the new deal so his strategy here seems to be to tell mr trump let's stick to the current deal please do not
pull out of it and while we are working to try to achieve a better deal a deal that would be addressing other problems like iran's activities in places like yemen and syria and iran missile program and alexander we know that this is a week of european lobbying in washington good german chancellor she's expected in washington on friday will i'm going to merkel is she going to get such a warm welcome in reception the way mr macro got today at the white house. i don't think so at the visits are totally different the german chancellor is coming to the white house on friday as you said it will be a working physically so there are going to be a few meetings in the white house and the joint press conference no dinner no military will come ceremony and we have to say that the german chancellor has been
a more critical of president trump the french president has been and that is something that doesn't doesn't forget and to the u.s. president has been very critical of germany germany's trade surplus and that is going to be on the agenda on friday i would say our washington bureau if you're always on the phenomena at the white house for us tonight alexandra thank you very much. and here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world at least six people or six police officers rather have been killed in. troops wounded in separate suicide bombings in the pakistani city of cueto one attack took place at a paramilitary checkpoint on the city's outskirts the other hit close to the airport and an offshoot of the taliban has claimed responsibility at least thirty five people have been injured and their homes damage following an earthquake in
southeastern turkey a five point one magnitude event strong the province struck the province of mon and was also felt in neighboring provinces. a toronto court tends to charge the suspect in yesterday's van attacks with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder prosecutors are alleging that the twenty five year old deliberately drove into pedestrians on a busy city street killing ten people and injuring at least fifteen more police apprehended alec manasse and shortly after the incident in an operation that earned praise for its level headedness. standing next to a van and appearing to point a weapon at a police officer. this is the suspect in the toronto attack the tense exchange was captured by several witnesses.
the officer was praised for his bravery and for not shooting when others might have pulled the trigger. the suspect twenty five year old alec manasse and has now appeared in court he's been charged with ten counts of murder and thirteen counts of attempted murder. he's alleged to have deliberately driven a van into pedestrians along this busy streets in toronto the motive is still unclear and so far it has have sought to play down terrorism links. looking visibly upset father was filmed leaving court anything for the family. to be far. more difficult canadian prime minister just intruder was among those to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks but he also warned against
living in fear. we need to continue to reflect on the changing situations of which we are in that we can do everything we can to keep canadians safe but we can all as canadians choose to live in fear every single day as we go about our daily business a makeshift memorial has been set up near the scene of the attack as toronto becomes the latest city to deal with such a tragedy. she is a journalist for c.t.v. news channel. thank you for taking the time to talk with this. any closer to a motive. yeah you know that is still unknown as you know investigations take time but trial police are expected to update the media later this up again so we'll know more information at that time but right now what we do know is that as
you said the boat is on no investigation continues but chardon police have said that this was a deliberate attack and that's a petition there are though they are seeing the world out terrorism at this time as a potential motive but there are many reports going iraq right now on social media and other agencies that there me have been issues relating to the alleged suspect when it comes to mental health. so there are concerns there regarding what this potential could have been i also want to highlight some disturbing information that came out of facebook actually confirmed it today that the host was made from the alleged suspect facebook accounts just moments before this riddick attack and in the face proposed he made reference to elliot rodger an out for those who don't know well roger was that a man who killed six people including himself in california in two thousand and
fourteen and he called himself in insults someone after those who don't know that definition is for somebody who is in voluntarily celibate and that basically a group of insults has formed on line in the past few years and basically that means it's a group of men that are still a bit but they're commiserating about a lot of sexual to be and often link women for that and in the space but post out and ask you mentioned being in solemn cell. ok good unfortunately we're out of time but we certainly appreciate you giving us the latest on you know on the strange developments there in that story here dealing with c.t.v. news channel joining us tonight from toronto thank you. well the united nations has told a donor conference in brussels that a fresh humanitarian crisis must be avoided in syria tensions have escalated there after a suspected chemical weapons attack in duma earlier this month with international
stakeholders in the crisis at loggerheads the u.n. says more needs to be done for ordinary syrians. the war in syria has claimed an estimated half a million lives according to monitors as hopes for peace are shattered daily aid organizations have run out of funds to provide humanitarian assistance at a conference in brussels donors are trying to raise three and a half billion dollars to help poor refugees who work together to make it to full instead get rid of slaves wherever we can until that i do support those communities . and the host come to see to shoulder the enormous responsibilities they have taken all over the people. of the eleven million syrians who've been driven from their homes six million are internally displaced while more than five million were forced to flee their country most of them are in turkey lebanon jordan iraq and egypt the e.u.
and un have been able to do little more than appeal for an end to hostilities the u.s. and russia are yet to reach an agreement over how to end the fighting. is not a chessboard it's not a geopolitical day syria belongs to the syrian people. and the city and people have to decide themselves about the future of the country even more than the delegates at the last syria conference a year ago were unsuccessful in their attempt to resolve the conflict which spawns fresh bloodshed from week to week. and just before we go a video of a daring escape in an intense hunt for a fugitive this seven month old female giraffe stuck its neck out frying to reach freedom in the u.s. state of indiana it's still not known how it broke free how to get to indiana from its enclosure on how the fort wayne children's it the giraffe did not manage to get off this ng property and was finally corralled by staff and returned to its home.
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