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this is the w. news live from berlin tonight merrill interim the german chancellor goes to washington to save the iran's nuclear deal after talks at the white house germany's chancellor says that the deal has slowed down iran's nuclear activities but that it's not sufficient does this mean that she has given in to the demands of donald trump we'll go live to washington also coming up the leaders of north and south korea pledged to bring the korean war to an end but they also confirm their commitment to a nuclear free korean peninsula but will actions follow words and. we'll
. forge performing together again at last we will record two new songs for a virtual tour and a.t.v. special. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us the german chancellor angela merkel has returned to the white house for her second visit since u.s. president. took office her first visit in washington with trump was marked by many all good moments but this time trying out of his way to ensure that merkel received a warm reception he greeted the chancellor by calling her an extraordinary woman and then the pair got down to almost two hours of talks that focused on irin trade border security and berlin's military spending. afterwards miracle in trump held
a press conference german expectations of a breakthrough on those divisive topics were low going into the talks in truth maintains his hard line on the iran deal after meeting with merkel take a listen here reining in regime fuels violence bloodshed and chaos all across the middle east we must ensure that this murderous regime does not even get close to a nuclear weapon and that iran ends its proliferation of dangerous missiles and its support for terrorism no matter where you go in the middle east where it is a problem moran is right there all right i am joined now in the studio here at the big table a book by boards for him he is professor of political science at bard college in berlin and in washington our correspondent clear richardson is standing by clare let me start with you your impressions i mean how was this second meeting between trump and their. well as you say it was in some ways
a lot warmer than expected and we saw him welcome her with kisses on the cheek it had been widely expected that this was going to be a very stiff meeting that it was going to be all business no pleasure for chancellor angela merkel and her flying visit to d.c. really stands in stark contrast to what we saw earlier this week from french president and. she's only here for twenty four hours after that press conference she'll be going to in the residence of the german ambassador and then back on a plane to berlin. before a dinner time and that really is a far cry from the kind of lavish pomp and circumstance that we saw earlier this week and so they're really trying to show that there is some kind of working relationship that still exists the two leaders were cordial we heard we heard her in the press conference to say things that were in some ways quite deferential to trump say that ultimately he would be deciding some of the biggest issues that she came to negotiate namely the iran deal and securing a exemption on
a tariffs and so while not a warm visit was at least chordal and they could have gone a lot worse worse they both spoke about the real deal trump doesn't want iran to get close to a nuclear weapon as he made it clear. she wants to stick to the deal she called it part of a mosaic so people are asking you know how much do they really disagree though. well i mean think of merkel. trying to play down the way we're looks like trump can have a say but to those still there is. the developing development there their direction i mean iran and the nuclear deal was a big item also during the primary components during the election campaign has been one of his big promises he wants to stand firm on the policy item and i think that's something that merkel mccoy have realized that they have to offer him a way out that's a face saving yeah you do that that's true he doesn't want to lose face we're going
to have these issues. and that includes nato and the defense spending of the us allies and that was the first point he brought up in the press conference today what do you make of the comments that we heard i mean it comes on a day when germany announced that it is still not spending two percent of its g.d.p. on defense yeah but at the same time announcing that it will and that it's moving towards that goal i mean in part there is a discussion going on in germany and europe where politicians seem to have realized that security policy might be a way of holding the e.u. together there's still a deep schism between the north and the south of the e.u. the eurozone crisis isn't really over yet and so some of the security policy in the common. or the defense policy could be a way of forging european integration is a very good point what also came out today was trying to blame in europe in germany for the american trade deficit take a listen to what miracle have to say to that i'm just wondering if you've been
given any assurances that the european union will be exempt from steel and aluminum tariffs come tuesday the may first deadline that the president trying to tell you what he may or may not to thank you. the president but the president will decide that it's very clear we had an exchange of views on the current state of the fast south the negotiations and the respective assessments on where we stand on this and the decision lies with the president. the decision lies with the president so claire what does the u.s. president what does he want from. well there you go you see are walking away from what has been alternately a whole week of a european charm offensive with mark over at the end trying to seal the deal out of empty handed without a serious promise from trump that he's going to give a permanent exemption or even attempt another temporary exemption to the european union on these steel and aluminum tariffs that were announced in march for trump
what he says is that he wants to see a fair deal he spoke about working at toward an arrangement that is reciprocal so where he sees a both germany and united states are are being treated equally in any kind of arrangement and ultimately at the heart of his political philosophy is the idea that he really wants to lower the u.s. trade deficit with other major countries and that's how much that would have been a major part of discussions with america during their meeting in this nation of reciprocity we hear that time and time again and everything's a transaction and everything is qualifiable and we heard today we even use that word as well rested prosody so is he is here actually getting what he wants is he getting it shift by germany and europe to where he wants them to be at least rhetorically i think it strategically strategically wise to suggest deal with where we are using your vocabulary we're using your terminology we're also pointing out that. there are long term and long standing connections between germany and the
u.s. there's an impact the germany might have on the elections or people who identify with germany in the u.s. might have won the election i think also what merkel really did perhaps even more than mccall was to take some of the shrillness of the the tone of international relations i mean what we've seen with the trumpet ministration is a lot of volatility and many people in security circles in berlin were afraid that they didn't know exactly who to talk to and yes there is a new investor know but still the state department is basically in the process of being dismantled many positions many functionaries haven't been replaced so there is there is a disjuncture between the rhetoric's and the actions it's a very good point sports for me it's always good to have your insights as well as those from clear reforms that in washington tonight to both of you you thank. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world
u.s. secretary of state like pump aoe has called on nato allies to make good on their promise to increase defense spending to two percent of g.d.p. during a meeting in brussels he also said that the alliance should not return to business as usual with russia until it shows a clear change in its actions at least three palestinians have been killed and dozens injured in the latest protest at the gaza strip border fence hundreds of palestinians converged on the fit's friday israeli forces opened fire as a crowd trying to break through the border in south africa seven people were killed when a train struck a vehicle at a railway crossing in cape tell the authorities are investigating the cause of the collision which happened in the same place as a similar accident eight years ago in that accident ten children were killed. the leaders of north and south korea have agreed to formally in the state of war between their two countries sixty five years after an armistice brought the fighting to win and at the historic summit today kim jong owned and mungy in said
that they will sign a formal peace treaty by the end of this year and their work towards a nuclear free korean peninsula they insisted that they do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past. an extraordinary moment in korean history after decades of hostilities and the threat of a nuclear confrontation a new era of peace is declared on the peninsula. moments before the leaders saying to distort declaration which aims to end the longstanding conflict key points includes replacing the armistice with an official peace treaty plans to denuclearize the peninsula the reunification of separated families and a follow up summit in the north this autumn. after the
signing ceremony in the peace house south korea's president made the historic announcement. there you saw me declare together by will be no more war on the korean peninsula i mean you age of peace has begun for years. with his sister in attendance north korean leader kim jong il address the audience . oh mothers have a warning going face to face home for many realigns of north and south korea not just neighbors who live separately but rather a family. we who live so close by or not enemies who must fight against each other but the followers you share the same bloodline who must you know hurt. you and. it was a day rich with symbolism and surprises this was the moment kim stepped over the
border to the south in the demilitarized zone he's the first north korean leader to set foot in the science since one thousand nine hundred fifty three in a show of unity men returned the favor by crossing briefly to the north with kim. after planting a peace treaty on the demarcation line maine and kim held private talks on this fifth bridge the same color as the unified korean flag used in sporting events. their spouses were introduced before the banquet where they dined on cold noodles a speciality from the north. despite the grain breaking meeting a history of failed peace attempts has some critics wary of the north's commitment the next step meeting between kim jong un and us president donald trump is planned
for may or june or joined now by scott snyder he is a senior fellow for korea studies at the council on foreign relations in washington d.c. mr snyder it's good to have you on the program we have heard these promises before from both koreas so has anything of substance been achieved. we have the have a jump declaration itself does recycle a lot of the elements of prior declarations and ensure korean relations i think the main thing that is adage is an effort to try to develop a process or institutionalized cooperation in the relationship really for south korea and the united states we want to both draw out kim jong un and then also bind him to international commitments in ways that in force respect for
international behavior norms and what about the big prize denuclearization it was held up as a pledge by south korea's president in his statement today was not mentioned by kim jong un are both koreas are they on the same page here. i'm sure that there are differences what south korea was able to do was to include the word denuclearization in their formal statement but really i think the expectation is that the hard work of ending north korea down to it in a clear vision process is something that really can only occur between north korea and the united states and that is why the trump him some of us is so important and it's also the reason why we want to see more than just optics in a declaration of victory by president trump but also there's going to be needs to be an institutional process by which we see tangible progress towards nuclear as
asian from north korea and what about a peace treaty to formally end the korean war there's a promise for a summit later this year to craft that treaty but there was no mention of china or the united states and they both would have to be they would have to give their signatures to that treaty which. you know the peace process really should be sent up with the denuclearized process and i think that actually the pentagon declaration does. indicate a role for the i states and or china as part of that process that aspect i think of how things might develop is undetermined but i think it's pretty clear that you really can't have tangible steps toward peace without tangible steps toward denuclearization and the fact that kim jong un has come back to this meeting
and has taken some other steps suggest that he's ready to come back to dialogue but we just don't know yet whether he's willing to actually implement steps towards nuclear is asian and does the vince of today do they make the chances of a successful kim trump summit greater we know that mr kim says that he is for denuclearization he's not insisting that american troops leave south korea either is this going to be easy for trial. well. i think that the meeting is going to be a success if trump and kemi age but. it's going to open the way to a process that could potentially be very difficult and the fact that. john declarations suggests a pretty rapid process for establishing peace if the if that has to be sent up with the nuclearization it also means that we need to see rapid denuclearization and
just the technical aspects of pursuing a declaration and verification of that declaration really are likely to take some time so that's out of sync right now and want to see how it's addressed as we go forward yeah we heard from several diplomats to date from talking about this you've heard happening at the light at the speed of light something that most people have never experienced before scott snyder with the council on foreign relations in washington mr schneider we appreciate your time tonight thank you. so much. farai the online retailer amazon reaches new heights daniel is here to tell us about that of the truth because you're an amazon prime member of your wow i compliment on the friend i know a certain someone is absolutely celebrating right now because the richest man in the world just got even rich jeff bezos the founder and biggest shareholder of amazon has seen another eight billion u.s.
dollars added to his possible net. shares in his company have jumped by seven percent after announced a first quarter profits more than doubled compared to last year analysts say a rise in online shopping and increased demand for the firm's cloud services drove the numbers up but it's not all plain sailing the results come as amazon faces scrutiny from politicians and regulator has over its market dominance more now from our man on wall street the court. investors on wall street are not so much for quitting at this point of possible regulatory action they are looking at the growth figures and they are pretty breathtaking and what counts even more is that wall street seems to be convinced that amazon actually can repeat this growth number for the current quarter and then expect there once again that profit will more than a double and the stock of amazon a did reach
a new all time high in the friday session overall we got a lot of very strong. earnings from a big tech companies microsoft their intel for example but intel even if the numbers of are rock solid and actually could not see the stock price increase overall after a quite turbulent week especially when it comes to the dow jones there was not a lot of action in the friday session and investors are already looking ahead because the next week we will get for instance the numbers from apple and there is quite some skepticism especially regarding the i phone and ten sales that that stock was among the losers sort of the before the weekend so busy week ahead yes quarter that on wall street us all giant exxon mobil and chevron has both posted higher first quarter quarter earnings exxon up sixteen percent year on year to nearly five billion dollars but those higher oil prices that we've seen recently
have helped boost both company's revenues but exxon shares took a dive as it posted its weakest on oil and gas output in almost twenty years meanwhile chevrons jump in on oil production shoal saw its shares kick up slightly . the mall in the world isn't good for the environment of costs luckily environmentally friendly fuel taking off literally the i l a aerospace that in this week i lectured powered airplanes are all the rage and that's something that's catching the attention of began its. fossil fuel still ruled the skies here at the eye away but advances in electric powered flight could soon change that modern batteries are already producing enough energy to get airborne something startups like full of cops are taking advantage of creating lightweight computer piloted aerial vehicles they hope will soon replace your trusty taxi and help cut down on
congestion in the world's major urban centers. first of course in the third dimension there is a lot more space so you're not all moving at the same flight level it means that we can really use a lot more space and it'll go in stages so we won't solve the whole traffic jam problem in just one day but will be volatile up there and the taxis they will be part of the transportation ecosystem in the major cities over fifty companies are trying to get the first electric air taxi to market. including air bus it may be still in the drawing board but airbus plans the first city air bus test flight later this year. the aerospace giant says the air taxis propulsion system is already up to the challenges of urban flight. but electric flight isn't just confined to fringe industries rolls royce siemens an airbus are working on prototype hybrid electric engines for commercial jets which promises increased fuel efficiency some people here are calling it the third aerospace revolution new
technologies like an aerial vehicles become smaller greener and even more autonomy as it may seem that many of them aren't quite ready yet to hit the skies experts here assures they'll be here sooner than you think. researches are investigating the genetics of chickens in an unusual farm the lab that's just launched in ethiopia the aim to raise disease resistant climate resilient chicks to improve nutrition and income for farmers in east africa is part of an initiative funded by the bill and melinda gates foundation and it isn't just about the research but raising awareness apparently chicken farm has appreciate otts to. they look just like chicks anywhere in the world but they're actually very special the sweet little tweeters are hopefully the beginning of the more hardy strain of poultry for east african conditions here at the international livestock research institute in the ethiopian capital addis
a baby scientists combine genetic knowledge with traditional animal husbandry skills. if we want who produce more eggs will grow faster which are more resistant we have to select them from a prude from a pool of diversity and this is why diversity entered the game we saw diversity there would be no breeding improvements ethiopia is rich in terms of diverse poultry genes that allows breeders to plant strains. the researchers even commissioned art installations from screens of different poultry heads to a book with details of the human genome to raise local awareness of genetics the global cannot exist without the local and the local cannot exist without the block that the global so we have going to bring that one and use up to send a message to the committee saying submit it to the development practitioners to send the message to the father most farmers like sheets i'm deborah hannah who
lives on the outskirts of the city. he and his wife make their living raising chickens bronner says his poultry techniques have improved in recent years. of accomplished and earlier times our chickens were quite often sick and we weren't caring for them properly we used to just let them wander around all day you know my wife and diet giving them all the necessary care and attention they need. we take it in turns and that way we're able to do other things as well. that i can. get around and also sells exist one is cups he breeds the income that makes goes in pont to buy sheep for the family the i l r i hopes to for breeds of chicken will inspire other farmers to also invest in poultry as a way of improving their livelihoods. and that's all the news on your money money money but now. it looks like a certain famous swedish pop group taking
a chance on a comeback. that's right knowing me and knowing you were dancing queens two point zero after decades of resisting all efforts to bring them back together the pop group abbott has just revealed that they've recorded two new songs for what they call a virtual tour on law. in nine hundred seventy four waterloo catapulted the swedish group to international fame almost overnight. studio albums and around thirty smash hits following benny andersson and the only obvious wrote most of them together in the studio yes stockholm.
signed something that we wanted to make the record. we spend a lot of time making them some great as we thought great. and ninety's and she chewed becky anderson and his girlfriend and the free wheeling stud teamed up with bjorn on bass and his partner at new coach school reform. two relationships broke up so did. the back and cease to exist in one thousand and she changed. hands of always dreamed of her union cuts when reignited when in twenty sixteen the full members appeared on stage and signed as an invitation only event. now that they have reunited in the studio the question is whether they were also performed together last. night.
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