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this is d.w. news live from her leg marking one hundred years since the end of world war one more than sixty world leaders attend a ceremony in paris one century after the guns fell silent in the great pull of the bloody conflict that claimed millions of lives right now many of those leaders are gathering at a peace forum hosted by french president emmanuel mccall german chancellor angela merkel makes an impassioned plea for world peace saying it can't be taken for granted we'll bring you the latest.
i'm calling assman in berlin thanks for joining us europe has been marking one hundred years since fighting stopped on the battlefields of world war one earlier today in paris heads of state from around the world gathered for a somber ceremony around nine million soldiers and millions more civilians lost their lives in the four year conflict. more than sixty willed leaders gathered at the octu triomphe in paris running like they missed the exact moment when one hundred at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the guns finally fell silent. but the message was clear never again given extra resonance by the location the tomb of the unknown soldier a silent symbol of the sacrifice of the millions killed in conflict. with the
weather in paris perhaps appropriately wet and grey french prisoners among the american led the commemorations he spoke of the day significance and the tragedy of war so many. of the city on this very day the french and their allies celebrated their victory they had fought for their homeland and their freedom and for this they had made huge sacrifices and suffered untold hardships they had suffered a hell a hell no one can imagine. those lookers on coaching there were readings from the time of the armistice drawing on the first world wars distinguished literary and poetic tradition words read by one of today's young students recalling the day a century ago when the great war ended seem like i'm not a good idea. you know him ask the interest on that debt the war is over and i understand in an hour we will leave.
we will never have to come back here. and from the french president a determination to build for the future. at this you're known as a spa or you let us build our hopes rather than our fears against each other. you provoke them and together we can avert threats of limit the specter of global warming poverty hunger disease inequality and ignorance that we have engaged in this fight and we can win it let us pursue it for victory is possible. well if you. if you're in the first and i to the second world war the french capital paris playing host to only been a nice today together and reconciled our chief europe
correspondent max hoffman was at that anniversary ceremony in paris earlier today he says french president emmanuel mccrone used his speech there to born of the dangers of nationalism but he made a stark contrast between nationalism and patriotism actually saying that patriotism was the opposite of nation nationalism and that was a pretty thinly veiled message to some of the world leaders that were sitting there besides him. for example the u.s. president donald trump he also made the case for multilateralism saying that what was responsible also for those years of peace that the european union and europe of course has enjoyed in the you know ever since the second world war were multilateral organizations he specifically mentioned for example of united nations he mentioned the european union and he said this is proof that together we can achieve much more than alone and this again this was a thinly veiled message boards donald trump who has repeatedly said that he doesn't
care much for multilateralism but he prefers to do things bilaterally and preventing another catastrophic conflict like world war one was the theme of a major gathering of leaders in paris this afternoon the event and to highlight the importance of international institutions in preventing and solving global conflicts german chancellor angela merkel russian president vladimir putin and scores of other world leaders took part but u.s. president did not intend to translate americal addressed the forum also warning of the risk nationalism can pose to global peace than the peace we have today and yet that we accept. as something natural. is not unnatural in any way but we have to keep defending it. with the high degree and let me share my thoughts with you today on this day of commemoration you know not soon i know i cannot consent that i go back to blight nationalism i think that we might be again in
a way act in ways that you as if we could just ignore our into dependence. on just a bit of chancellor merkel's speech them join now in the studio by our colleague simon young from t w's politics department you got to hear a bit of chancellor merkel's speech there what was her message to open this peace conference yeah i think she was denouncing the the sort of nationalism and militarism of course that characterized the first world war and brought nations to war then and saying that we need to learn the lesson of peace essentially from that simple message but of course. the the details of how you create plays there more difficult and she was saying that you know isolationism cannot be the answer it wasn't the answer in one hundred eighteen and it can't be now and indeed saying also that you know a failure to communicate between nations. can have fatal consequences so i think
possibly pointing there towards you know the lack of communication coming from washington at least today yeah exactly many would say europe now or from united i mean how receptive will the leaders be there to that message. well i think there is a yearning for peace and you know this is quite a clever move of president mccrone of france to gather with old more than eighty world leaders for this commemoration in paris and then immediately to offer them a completely separate event where they can actually get down to some political negotiation and move towards that i mean we know the conflicts the conflicts around ukraine syria yemen just to name but three and there are there are many others but the leaders are also talking about preventing conflicts before they've even before
it comes to sort of military hostilities addressing issues like poverty hunger and disease these of the drivers of conflict and so it's a it's a big an ambitious agenda that this peace for him has taken on but of course those who are there will be looking for ways that they can contribute in mentioned some eighty leaders are there of course one big leader is not u.s. president donald trump opting not to attend the forum although he isn't paris i think it's just that he's decided to stay away from this particular forum back he's of the view that you know he's not the one giving the giving the keynote speech and perhaps it would have been under the circumstances if mccrone had invited him to do so then he doesn't want to be sitting there listening to other world leaders advise ing him what's the best way to move towards peace i don't know but it does look strange and i think it just shows another way in which president trump is sort of
out of step with all the nations i mean young thank you very much. now for more on this weekend's and tenor head to our website w dot com for a special series delving into the history of what was then called the war to end all wars. in history shows the story of the first to know are told from different perspectives by peter kruger from the eastern european perspective from the conference room perspective from the perspective to keep from the arab world. t w dot com slash w w one. in poland today's date has even more significance nov eleventh marks the one hundredth anniversary of the country's re founding but polish leaders are split today due to plans for a controversial far right march european council head and former polish prime minister donald tusk greeted crowds in warsaw and said that what unites poland is stronger than what divides it earlier president unjaded up presided over
a state ceremony paying tribute to a leader of the country's bid for independence he and prime minister much more of us here then led a march through the capital that included members of nationalist groups a wildfire in northern california has now left at least twenty five people dead according to state authorities more than thirty people are reported missing in what is being called the most destructive blaze in california's history separate fires in the southern part of the state are also raging forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in addition to containing the flames firefighters now have the grim task of recovering the remains of those who were unable to escape. this smoldering remains of a town tend to ash thousands of buildings in paradise northern california but to the ground. lives lost some in the very vehicles in which they
were trying to escape. there were people literally burning in their cars running down the street abandon me abandoning their vehicles. dying on the road. it was just. it was just utter panic. this satellite image of the area around paradise shows just how devastating the raging inferno has been. much time i guess. through a couple things in it but i didn't have time to get any variable in southern california thousand oaks is a city still reeling from wednesday night's mash shooting because of the wildfires there emergency services continue to work around the clock i know that some firefighters from various agencies including our fire department ventura county
have slept in the streets overnight to keep an eye on fires embers making sure that there are no additional homes burning or any other property to happen home growing efforts we are forever grateful. in nearby malibu only the super rich can afford these luxury homes but no amount of money could save these mansions from the for roche's flames that engulfed them even celebrities like lady ga ga and kim kardashian have been forced to evacuate. what continues to dampen down these fires but with more strong winds expected over the coming days the worst may not yet be over. in the bundesliga on saturday dortmund clashed with the reigning champions by a unique and what is known as deck last week of the two superpowers fought
a tight match with byan trying their best to get a result indoor but but thanks to captain marco royce it was the hosts who won the bragging rights. nico covert action is by insight came to dortmund ready to put up a fight the champions have more possession from the get go but the game's first chance fell to dorman's in the ten minutes. marco royce failing to beat mano neuer . at the other ran robert levin dusky wasn't his wasteful he converted said japanese pinpoint cross to break the deadlock me. perfect timing from the by. far too much space by dortmund's defend us were headed for the break with a slender lead you see i needed a massive stroke and pack i'll katha was on the bench the match picked up even more momentum up to the break neuer felt royce in the box the dortmund captain dusted
himself off to convert the ensuing penalty. one all in the forty nine minutes thanks but i was still on the front foot those were kimmie sets up eleven dusty for his brace just three minutes later to reestablish bines lead it was the seventh of this season. the host kept missing chance after chance as they look for the equaliser. and in the sixty seventh minute they had me to all with this seconds of the match thanks. brian kept fighting for the winner leaving them vulnerable at the back so a bit slow start of the counter-attack that sets up back out after for the decider of this sensational back before three two as dortmund held up for their first win against a rivals since november twenty sixth. and just a reminder of the top story we're following for you more than sixty world leaders
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