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you know we're interested documentary. durante you ten returns home on t w dot com bring it tangs. this is d w news live from berlin is this the worst hour for the drum president same two of the president's closest associates are looking at the possibility of lengthy jail jumpsuit former lawyer michael cohen pleads guilty to a hush money scheme to influence the twenty sixteen election and campaign manager paul man of four years convicted for financial problems we'll have a look at the implications for the white house. also coming up the height of
desperation along europe's only land border with africa u.w. goes to the spanish territory of say utah following migrants determined to get across this heavily fortified border and reach europe. and the big business of high tech fauna reporter gets into the swing of things as the world's largest event for computer and video games opens here in germany we'll see what's pushing people's buttons this year. i brought thomas thanks so much for being with us dramatic developments in the u.s. where two of president trump's closest associates have either pleaded guilty or been found guilty of criminal offenses the most potentially damaging for the president the statements of michael cohen. president tom's former personal lawyer
he pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to the twenty sixteen election campaign. all some of those charges stem from hush money schemes cohen worked out with a porn star and a former playboy playmate two women who claim they had affairs with the president. he worked to pay money to silence two women who had information that he believed would be detrimental to the two thousand and sixteen campaign and to the candidate and the campaign in addition mr cohen sought reimbursement for that money by submitting him for invoices to the candidates company which were untrue and faults they indicated that the reimbursement was for services rendered for the year two thousand and seventeen when in fact those invoices were a sham he provided no legal services for the year two thousand and seventeen and it was simply a means to obtain reimbursement for the odd lawful campaign contribution. from or
in the us and joined now in studio by political analyst tyson barker of the aspen institute here in berlin good morning tyson and morning does this mean that cohen still to play does that mean the president broke the law it would seem that way i mean you know when they were talking about these two where he pled guilty twice for illegal campaign contributions to a candidate the clear candidate was donald trump the payments were made in february twenty seven thousand from the trump organization it seems all directions all arrows point to trump himself ok does that mean that the president could be indicted well. the truth is that there's no precedent for and i've been over president in fact former special counsels including ken starr have delayed indictments or pursuing criminal prosecutions of presidents until they've left office so the precedent set is that they don't indict sitting presidents ok we have though seen legal troubles for the trump team for the president before him talking
about general michael flynn impregnated of course in a potential wrongdoing allegations at least is the cohen case different yes it is in some ways i mean when you talk about michael flynn when you talk about paul metaphor these are really associations. and there's a lot of correlations there but there's no causalities with michael cohen you have a direct causal relationship you know we have these tapes that cohen himself or at least where he's discussing payments to appear mcdougall so we have much stronger evidence that there's a smoking gun here ok doesn't let's let's get our viewers the background now in that second case that could put pressure on the u.s. president another former trump associate his former campaign manager paul metaphor has been found guilty by a jury on charges the judge in that case declared a mistrial on ten other counts amount of fort was convicted of filing false tax returns connection with millions of dollars on lobbying for ukraine failing to
disclose all sure bank accounts and two counts of bank thawed and analysts prime's came to light as part of the investigation into possible washington influence on the u.s. election president trump commented on the verdict after landing in west virginia where he attended a rally of supporters. but of course many would think if he were a lot of different people here. feel very sad about. this it is me but i still feel you know they have. nothing to do with russian loot started rushing to loot you this is nothing to do so with that it is great. and give the president characterizing this all as a witch hunt tyson why has president trump defended matter for lengthily and not made any comments on my call i think the reason is because the the heat is
a lot hotter with michael cohen and this is really lapping right up against the white house and could be grounds for impeachment there's been a lot of talk about impeachment including within the white house now with paul metaphor again it's this association issue there's plausible deniability there he can honestly say i might not have known anything this is a witch hunt this is completely ten gentle to our campaign this happened before the campaign at sephora so i think he feels much more comfortable using that as a point of attack than the cohen case i think a lot of people would say the indictment claim is a little bit too early because look at the political stakes for the president having the midterms there coming up in november just become a much higher stakes game where president trump well i mean there's there's no question that the the question the atmospherics of corruption are starting to really permeate the election atmosphere right now and you already hear from democrats talking using trump's phrase drain the swamp you know pointing at this culture of corruption that exists that said this is going to have
a great rallying effect on his base as well he was in west virginia ground zero for trump support you know basically saying they're attacking me for unfair grounds ok now let's look at how both these cases are likely to affect the miller investigation and that's still out there what do you think willis play. into that at all well of course it's going to play into that this is a lot of forward momentum both cases although not prosecuted directly by miller and his team were out of that investigation that said the president still has a lot of tools in his toolbox he could fire mower indirectly or directly through a couple of firings or he could pardon these people when we have to remember that the guilty plea and the guilty verdict were both held in federal courts or federal institutions that means he could pardon both metaphor and co and there is a record of presidential pardons so far during this administration correct i mean he's pardoned joe arpaio for his arizona sheriff exactly arizona sheriff many people found lacked grounds he pardoned. after the fact scooter libby so he's
already setting the grounds for use of pardons liberally ok barker thanks so much for that from the aspen institute this morning. let's take a look now at some the other stories making the news at this hour facebook and twitter have removed hundreds of accounts they say are part of a distant from asian campaign targeting users and social media giants claiming the accounts are part of coordinated propaganda programs that originated in both russia and around. thousands of anticorruption protesters are rallied in front of argentina's national congress they called on lawmakers to strip former president for signature than is the care of her congressional community at her bribery scandal she's accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials of business leaders during her time in office. powerful earthquake shook venezuela's northeastern coast and parts of the caribbean caribbean on tuesday the seven point three magnitude quake
was the largest to hit the country in more than a century but occurred so deep below the years that it calls the only minor damage . was italy has tightened its border controls in recent months spain has now become the main destination for african migrants trying to reach europe and thousands of migrants are concentrating their desperate attempts to reach europe on a small strip of land in africa the border between morocco and the spanish territory of say but it's not an easy feat a six metre high fence barricades the eight kilometer long border spanish officials say migrants have resorted to violence in their attempts to make it across but for those who do manage to get through it is no guarantee of an easy passage to a new life is all over solid falls a group of hope to make it to europe whatever the cost center leaf and his friends have to make their way to the hideout carefully it's in the mountains of
morocco near the border with say utah they say the police could show up at any time and destroy their camp the group of thousands of kilometers behind them now just a few hundred meters separate them from europe. that and say you friends. this man from guinea shows us deep cuts there from his attempts to storm the border. my father is dead my mother has nothing not even food i'm the oldest son and i want to try and make some money to help my mother that's why i left that. they have been travelling for two years since leaving guinea. now they are stuck here with some fifty thousand others all hoping to make the journey from morocco to europe salif has been waiting for six months for his chance so you to spend says his final hurdle. i have many friends who have made it to europe.
so many have recently crossed the border we trust in god that we will also make it someday show. you. the fences there to stop them it's eight kilometers long and fitted with razor sharp wire along with the territory of melilla this is the only other e.u. border in africa on the other side is all from search crews are go from the spanish guard yes seville it's his job to secure this border but lately that hasn't always been possible over six hundred migrants managed to storm the fence at the end of july the police are helpless and talk of unprecedented levels of violence makeshift flame throwers quicklime and grappling hooks other migrants weapons of choice. but i am we are going to they were very well prepared and organized.
what's more they were so violent that we could not get to the fence. i mean they threw acid at us and did all they could to prevent us from closing the holes that they had cut into the fans. up on that. poster poster they shout victory over the fence it's taken years for them to reach their destination the temporary reception center in sale to is fit to burst they have to stay here for one year then they can continue on to the spanish mainland only a few of them apply for asylum since hardly any of them have any chance of asylum in europe. it's putting pressure on this city of eighty thousand people the number of arrivals is barely sustainable. that you have to respect the food is it's not ok that the migrants are attacking off fence
in this way we do not have the capacity to accommodate everyone here that would be impossible but. that's another reason why tough border checks are part of everyday life in sales as well as hours of traffic jams some twenty thousand people travel in and out over the course of the day many moroccans make a living out of trading with the spanish territory for alfonso cusato in the guardian civill monitoring the border is a mammoth task six hundred employees work around the clock they use cameras to control various sections of the fence and also the coastal area around the straits of gibraltar it's a well rehearsed team but it's reaching its limits. but when it is stopping large groups of people is very complicated you need good cooperation between the moroccan authorities and our own. usually when
both sides organize themselves well that everything goes well then we reach our goal where's. the young men in the mountains of morocco believe in strength in numbers. salif and his friends are already planning their next attempt to storm the fence that time of the brutality at the hands of the moroccan police. they only find food at a nearby rubbish dump a soft drink a cucumber a moldy potato and. life here is unbearable. and. morocco is teeming with police offices. all of my friends are left guinea with me made it to syria. what am i supposed to do here i'll stay here until i can get in. their sense of desperation is what drives them. just friends it's europe or nothing
. now he's believed to have been the last no nazi collaborators still living in the united states but ninety five year old. is now in germany twenty five years after american efforts began to have him deported during world war two he worked in a nazi labor camp in poland where inmates were executed but it's not certain that he will be prosecuted here in germany we have this report now with exclusive images apologies deportation from a.b.c. news. to living quietly in new york for decades this was the moment history caught up with pani us or thirty's arresting him for deportation to germany expelling the ninety five year old despite his clear frailty has been a priority for the trumpet ministration born in what was then poland poly arrived in america in one thousand nine hundred nine concealing his nazi service from immigration officials eight years later his application for citizenship was granted
. but in the one nine hundred ninety s. investigators caught up with him he admitted to them having trained at a nazi s.s. camp in trav nikky the site of one of the holocaust worst massacres claiming the lives of some six thousand jewish citizens a judge then revoked pollies american citizenship in two thousand and three a year later the us authorities ordered his deportation. until now though germany had refused to accept him on the grounds that he isn't a german and also because german investigators say the evidence against him using conclusive. but the u.s. ambassador lobbied strongly behind the scenes saying berlin had a moral obligation to admit a man suspected of committing crimes in germany's name he's ninety five he's probably going to die at some point soon he's a little bit sickly and so we wanted to make sure that he didn't die in peace and
comfort in the united states but that he was brought back somewhere to to face more justice on diplomatic rather than legal grounds the german government has now accepted that argument. sports is down in germany football coach welcome love has presented his breakdown of what he thinks broke down a june's world cup the ball call it did so in a private meeting with the german federation where discussions were said to by intense. on their way to a closed door summit the most influential people of german soccer they were hosted by the german football federation which needs a reboot after germany's disastrous performance at the world cup head coach. and manager one of a people who were asked to leave the crisis something about germany crashed out of the first round of this year's soccer world cup after winning it all in twenty four team shocking performances cause disbelief among players and fans as the reigning
world champions fail to qualify for the knockout stages during the most intense exchange of recent years as he says he later called summit live supposedly produced some answers as to why germany failed so miserably and presented his plan for the near future. two more meetings are set for this and next week the latter of which will be public as you know him move also announces his squad for the upcoming you a fun nations league games. it's to the skies over lower austria now where was sometimes difficult to actually see the sky because of all the world hot air ballooning championship activity out there one hundred fifty balloons involved in the week long event from thirty eight countries they go up twice a day the pilots competing in various events like flying their craft closest to a certain target and hunting and chased a little now this is the first time the by annual event has taken off in austria.
from hot air balloons onto the hot weather in central europe and its implications mollica for agriculture huge implications there brian as you can imagine i mean germany has been sweltering so a serious drought this summer night may awful pharmacists who are faced with crop hey you know i'm a huge scale they look to berlin for aid for the german ministry of food and aquaculture says it won't make a decision about assistance until the harvest report has been published the report's findings are of course crucial for farmers who see the feed crops for the animals with the ring away we caught up with some of those pharmacists in the region outside of the island. the fields in brandenburg are some of the sand used in germany and it hasn't rained in the region since april now farmers are calling their land the fields of horror between a farming co-operative in southern brandenburg has lost a shocking seventy percent of its crops. for our farm the drought means that we
have a considerable shortage of. contacted even the one time we couldn't fulfil the contracts are not included with the agricultural co-operative due to poor yield sized co-operative has a deficit if you thought of five hundred thousand euros this year. it's from from the top and all senior has eighteen hundred cattle both meat and dairy cows thirty farmers work here if they weren't able to build up large reserves the prices for milk and meat are far too low to do that under feed our best in previous years weren't about. just one of the reasons this year's drought is destroying their livelihoods if. the politicians will declare a state of emergency in the federal government's together with all the states will provide generous a and will be able to use starting in october until the end of december of this year at the latest. we need the money now not whenever it suits
them when. the german farmers association also wants billions of euros rapidly farmers need to know how they're going to get through the winter. i got me i'm actually upset that the federal government is still so low profile after the second consultation and is waiting for figures we can supply the brandenberg figures if we can do it like other states and i'm annoyed that they're not picking up the pace a little bit of good. operative wants to avoid emergency slaughtering these young bulls who probably have to be sold for it due to a lack of feed. the drought is wreaking havoc on many more countries around the world and to see just how dry it is take a. look at these pictures from the international space station with no clouds inside europe has popped and that means water shortages crop losses and wildfires wide areas of australia are also stricken by droughts the worst in decades farmers are finding it hostie even keep their animals alive and already getting state aid
and the u.s. state of california is also facing severe drought water supplies of been declining there for decades but this year the situation is especially grim and the result is that overall war weezer and core will be consumed in twenty eighteen then can be produced and reserves are already twinned ling well and there is also a drought in mexico and the farmers there have found a very particular culprit and with that i would like to cross over to our financial correspondent in frankfurt daniel i understand to that folks is causing the drought what is the story. yeah very interesting story monica and i have to admit i have never heard about something like that before well here's the story in the state of mexico volkswagen has a big production plan they're producing every year thousands of cars there so mexican farmers are indeed saying that volkswagen it is the volkswagens fault that
they're having this drought period there in this area because of what volkswagen is supposedly doing they're using hail cannons to protect their newly manufactured cars from hail stones so those hail cannons those have sonic devices and they portentious disrupt the formation of hail in the atmosphere so farmers are now saying that because of this they're having lots of problems that they cannot use many off many actors off their fields and now they're asking for compensation there they want a four million u.s. dollars and compensation from volkswagen as a bizarre story and daniel just a very briefly about thirty seconds if you would trump reiterated his call for twenty five percent tariffs on german cars just very briefly the reaction where you are you know his favorite topic he was talking again about cars that he sees
lots of cheverly cars and the united states but not here in europe when you talk to analysts here on the trading floor they're not really that impressed of all those latest accusation when you take a look at their shares of volkswagen dime there and b.m.w. they are all in the green at the moment daniel cope there in frankfurt thank you for bringing us up to date. it's game time this week in the german city of cologne where hundreds of thousands of game us flocking to the world's largest event for computer and video games. but it's dived into the crowd for us right into for tonight one of today's hippest games. that limping and you're inside the game not just on screen the recent mega-hit fortnight breaks with tradition rather than playing the survival games games come visitors can test their real world skills playing is free anyway and has attracted
one hundred twenty five million people in one year the community is why the game is so successful even little things like new emotes or new skins are very well received in that kind of explode within the community. and these features are what players pay for. others have reached a point where they can get paid for playing. hardcore gamers read the heart of games gone when it started ten years ago and they still are but each sport has brought them from the basement to the stage. live. if you like the much so much pull them on most but we used to be happy to get a mouse pad or hardware or anything really now if you play in the national league it's one of the half to two thousand euros per month further up you can make five
digits on the get go but you put your foot in it. it's the largest ever games com with over one thousand exhibitors ranging from p.c. titles on hard work to mobile products and console games. virtual reality is now developed mostly for amusement parks and movie theaters. right now well it's all say nothing. reality hasn't really picked up in sales and it may be more of an experience game then for you but home the for what's really driving the markets i asked an expert. the older generation is the fastest growing user base those over fifty already make up a quarter of all gamers and that continues to grow that means of course the supply of games for this target group is growing produce a. games for the mass market are often simple and don't require complicated skills like these classics that are making a comeback as internet games or can be played directly on mobile devices.
gaming is only one of the reasons smart phones have made games accessible everywhere to everyone now new fears me i've got some very important business to do here. is a reminder all the top stories we're following for you. u.s. president has done much trump is under pressure to end this for what allies face jail sentences financial force and campaign gold violations one of them is his ex lawyer michael cohen he admitted to an illegal hush money scheme aims to influence the twenty six thousand election. and you're watching the news coming to you live a little more for you again at the top of the hour in the meantime you can get all the news and information around the block on our website at ski w dot com it was.
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